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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: January 12, 2006
Publication Date: 1989-
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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I Black Gold will take place


Free counseling
sessions
The Glades Initiative, Inc.
will be hosting My Medicare
Matters outreach and individ-
ual counseling sessions on
Wednesday, Jan. 18. With
important Medicare and Med-
icaid changes beginning Jan
1. Glades Initiative, Inc. would
like to provide education,
information, and support to
seniors and others affected by
these changes in the Glades
area, so they may be able to
make informed decisions.
Individual appointments with
trained counselors are avail-
able...and there is no cost. If
you are interested, please con-
tact Theresa Clark, GMAP
Coordinator at (561) 992.1325
for an appointment. Glades
Initiative, Inc. is located at 406
E. Dr. MLK, Jr. Blvd., Suite
#103, Belle Glade, Fl 33430.

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

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

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

Lake Level

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Above sea
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Index
Arrests ............ .5
Classifieds ......20-23
Obituaries .........2.
Opinion ...........4
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By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Amidst the
utter devastation of Hurricane
Wilma, Glades area, residents
have something to look forward
to and it comes in the form of the
28th annual Black Gold Jubilee.
Speculation of having to can-
cel the Glades area's most popu-
lar festival arose when reports
began to surface that the Belle
Glade Marina may not be fully
recovered by the dawn of spring,


but according to Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce Execu-
tive Director Brenda Bunting, the
festival will take place as
planned, albeit, perhaps not at
the marina.
"There is a possibility that we
can still have it at the marina,"
said Ms. Bunting. "It is our first
choice because it's always been
at the marina and my team
knows the layout. But we have to
consider some alternatives and
plan accordingly."


With some trailers still laying
within the canals after being
swept into the water following an
estimated 8-12-foot storm surge
- which inundated the marina
with lake debris and still fac-
ing power issues at the marina,
other sites are being considered
for the possible location of this
year's celebration of Belle
Glade's historic farming tradition.
Ms. Bunting said one of the
possible locations would be the
Belle Glade Golf Course, which


Wilma's irony: A monument-al memory


SINI/Mark Young
In a final look at last year's top stories, Hurricane Wilma will be long remembered and
is still being felt. But her irony will create a monumental memory for toppling debris on
top of the monument that honors those lost in the fierce storm of 1928.


provides enough room for the
festival, but would create a park-
ing problem.
"There's enough room
around the putting area to set up
the festival," she said. "It's a big
enough area, but it would mean
there would be an off-site park-
ing problem where people
would have to find alternate
areas to park and walk over to
the festival."
According. to Belle Glade's
Recreational Director Dante


Dowers, the course provides
ample opportunity to hold the
festival.
"We just had the Tri-Cities at
the golf course and it worked out
beautifully," he said.
Ms. Bunting also said that the
festival planning committee is
working with Palm Beach Com-
munity College Provost Dr. Bever-
ly Robinson to hold this year's
gala celebration on the PBCC
See Festival Page 12


Storm and



freeze cause




sugar losses


By Bill Fabian
BELLE GLADE "The sug-
arcane harvest is about 40-per-
cent complete, expected to fin-
ish in earlyApril."
That's the current mark of
progress of this year's harvest
as reported by U.S. Sugar,
which expects another loss in
sugar and citrus production
after suffering hits from Hurri-
cane Wilma in October, and a
damaging freeze that covered
the area this week. .
With several hurricanes last.
harvest season, U.S. Sugar suf-
fered a bad year for sugar har-
vesting, and this year is.expect-
ed to be worse. The
corporation projects this year's
sugar production to be down


about 25 percent, compared to
average production years.
"We have produced, on
average, as much as 900,000
tons of sugar a year, and this
season we are projecting just
650,000 tons," said USSC Direc-
tor of Corporate Communica-
tions Judy Sanchez. "The dam-
age from Hurricane Wilma will
impact us for the next two
years. There is significant dam-
age to our plant cane and to the
root systems of the mature
cane,''she said.'. ....
In addition to hurricane
damage, a significant valuable
portion of citrus and sugar
acreage was damaged by frost
this weekend. Several farms
See Sugar Page 12


Birders flock



to county for



Big "0" festival


While Hurricane Wilma did her damage, there were a few perks from the storm's heavy
rains during the wet season, as these anglers are fishing the islands off of the Belle
Glade Marina for the first time in a while.


Birders are expected to flock
to Moore Haven, Florida Jan.
27-29 for the sixth annual Big
"O" Birding Festival.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of
the world experts on the Ivory-
billed woodpecker, believed
extinct until its discovery in
Arkansas in April, will be the
keynote speaker for the annual
event, Friday, Jan. 27-Sunday,
Jan. 29.
The first confirmed sighting
of an ivory-billed woodpecker
in 60 years is considered one of
the big ornithological discover-
ies of this century, according to
Audubon Florida- Lake Okee-


chobee director Dr. Paul Gray.
Dr. Jackson's keynote
address is Saturday night, but is
one highlight of a festival sched-
ule packed with lectures,
exhibits, birding tours and
demonstrations by renowned
birders and naturalists.
The festival kicks off Friday
with the annual Arts and. Crafts
Festival at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven. Dur-
ing Friday afternoon and
throughout Saturday and Sun-
day, birding artists and photog-
raphers will join other artists,
See Birding- Page 12


Marina recovery progressing


but will take more time


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Expressions
of shock, disbelief, and even
heartbreak met those hurricane-
shocked visitors who strolled
over to see how the Belle Glade
Marina fared after the arrival of
Hurricane Wilma, which
brought unexpected winds that
were recorded in Belle Glade as
high as 140 miles per hour.
Thanks only to the now hurri-
cane-savvy residents of the
Glades, Hurricane Wilma's wrath
was largely focused on property
damage. With Florida averaging
one serious storm every decade
or so, before last year's record


breaking storm season that made
even the youngest storm rookies
hurricane veterans, residents took
the approaching storm seriously
and by all accounts, thank good-
ness they did.
Because what Hurricane
Wilma brought with her to the
Glades was an unexpected fury
that ripped small towns around
the lake apart, but while the
destruction was severe in most
areas, it was complete at the
marina. An estimated 8-12-foot
storm surge submerged the
marina, floating trailers and boats
away and depositing them a few
feet from the top of the dike, but
those were the lucky ones.


Many more were left in the
lake and canals of the marina and
lake debris was strewn across the
marina, covering everything in
sight. And what the water did not
destroy, the unexpected ferocity
of Wilma's winds completed the
marina's destruction.
Two and a half months later,
the city's infrastructure is intact,
residents are slowly regaining a
sense of normalcy, businesses
are still rebuilding, and the mari-
na is still closed. According to
Belle Glade Recreational Director
Dante Dowers, the marina recov-
ery effort is moving forward with
See Marina Page 12


INI/Mark Young
A familiar site greets curious onlookers to see how the recov-
ery efforts are taking place at the Belle Glade Marina. While
the campsites are making progress, many destroyed boats
and trailers remain in their watery graves since Hurricane
Wilma put them there in late October.


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Engagements


Fabian

Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. R. Mitchell Thomas
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Katherine Susanne
Thomas, to William Thomas Fabi-
an, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jesus J. Fabi-
an.
Miss Thomas is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G.
Corbin of Clewiston and Mr.
Thomas A. Thomas of Gainesville.


Mr. Fabian is the grandson of Mrs.
Betty P. Anderson of Fernandina
Beach.
Miss Thomas is a 2002 graduate
of Clewiston High School. She is
now a senior at the University of
South Florida in Tampa, and will
graduate in May with a degree in
Dance Studies.
Mr. Fabian is a 2000 graduate of
Clewiston High School and attend-
ed the Florida State University in
Tallahassee. He is now a reporter
for the Clewiston News.


The wedding ceremony is
planned for Dec. 30, 2006, and will
be held at the First United
Methodist Clhurch of Clewistoii.

Hernandez -

Hernandez
Odilon and Marina Hernandez,
and Tranquilino and Reyna Her-
nandez are proud to announce the
wedding of their daughter and son
Irene and Armando.


Irene was born in Belle Glade,
Fla. on Feb. 14, 1985 and graduated
from Glades Central Community
High School in 2003 and is now
attending Palm Beach Community
College. Her maid of honor will be
her best friend for many years,
Magda Olguin. They've known
each other since elementary
school and have been inseparable
ever since. "Thanks a lot chic for
everything and being there for me
in the good and bad times. Love ya
girl!"


Annando was born Aug. 27,
1985 in Guerrero, Mexico. He grad-
uated from Clewiston High School
in 2004. His best man will be Noe
Valdez whom is Armando's cousin
and best friend.
Armando and Irene met on July


9. 2004 and were happily engaged
on July 9,2005. Now the couple are
to be wed on March 4, 2006 at the
Worship Center in Belle Glade fol-
lowed by the reception, which will
be held at the John Boy Auditorium
in Clewiston, Fla.


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Submitted to INI


Touching
the Glades
one family
at a time.


Chuck& Ktren PeIarn


Obituaries


David E Simmons
South Florida lost one of its
proudest native sons when David
Simmons, 67, died of lung cancer
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Hope
Hospice in Fort Myers.
David was born in Miami on
Dec. 28, 1938, to Dorothy Griffin
and Fred A. Simmons, both of
whom were Glades pioneers.
David grew up in Pahokee and
Belle Glade, and graduated from
Pahokee High School in 1958. He
studied engineering at the Universi-
ty of Florida and worked as a crane
and dragline operator on both
coasts of Florida. He was an avid
reader, thanks in part to his aunt,
Cleo Douthit, a longtime Pahokee
teacher who also helped raise him.
He loved history, woodworking
and boating.
He is survived by his three chil-
dren, Scott Simmons of Lake
Worth, Amy McGinley of Fort Myers
and W Clayton (Leigh Anne) Sim-
mons of Alva; three grandchildren,
Jonah and Kathryn McGinley of
Fort Myers, and Savannah Leigh
Simmons of Alva; his wife, Colette
Simmons of Blackpool, England;
the mother of his children, Martha
Simmons of Fort Myers; a cousin,
Janette Johnson of Statesboro, Ga.;
two aunts, Frances S. Knight and
Lucille DePamphilis, both of Palm
Beach Gardens; and a host of
friends.
His ashes will be put to sea at
one of his favorite spots near Pine
Island. In lieu of flowers, his family
encourages donations to local hos-
pice organizations.
Earl C. Cline
Earl C. Cline, age 71, of Moore
Haven passed away Jan. 4, 2006 in
Clewiston. Earl was born Aug. 23,
1934, at Franklin, KY, to the late Otis
Lee Cline and Katie "Goad" Cline.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and was a skilled carpenter. He was
a member of both the First Baptist
Church and the American Legion
in Moore Haven. He was also a
member of The Gideons Interna-
tional.
Survivors include his wife
Martha Jane "Bombel" Cline of
Moore Haven; sons, Michael Dean

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Cline (Connie), of Ft. Myers and
Earl D. Cline (Kara), of Moore
Haven and David Cline (Susie) of
Moore Haven; daughter Nancy
Cline Wilkerson (Rodney, of Coral
Springs; sisters Judy Kay Mathis
(Lewis M.) of Tallahassee, Betty
Jean Bombel (Bob) of New Braun-
fels, TX, and Barbara Lee Hammon
(Raymond) of Springfield, IN; 12
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Mon-
day Jan. 9, 2006 at the First Baptist
Church in Moore Haven with Rev-
erend Sherrill Tillery and Reverend
Earl D. Cline officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at the Ortona Cemetery with
Military Honors conducted by the
Moore Haven Amnerican Legion. In
lieu of flower, donations can be
made to The Gideons International.
Charles John
Frederick
Charles John Frederick, 76, of
Clewiston passed away Jan 3,
2006. Mr. Frederick is survived by
brother, Frank Frederick; sisters
Dorothy Hennerty, Harriett Mar-
tinelli, and Barbara Ward; seven
grandchildren and numerous
great-grandchildren, and lots and
lots of friends.


David Leneal Allen
Dave, as he was known, passed
away after a tragic accident at work
on Dec. 26 at Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal. Dave was born on Jan 28, 1973
in Clewiston, where he was a life-
long resident. He was employed at
U.S. Sugar for nineyears.
He leaves his memories to loving
and devoted parents Blondell and
Denzil Alleyne and Willie Alien of
Clewiston; his children, David, Jr.,
LaVarria, Demetria Chauncy, Terri-
na, and Keyshon; sisters, Seneca
(Isai) Negrete, Altovise Allen, Lor-
raine.Allen and Janice Thicklin of
Clewiston. Cenella Allen of Belle
Glade and Michelle Allen of Mary-
land; brothers Willie Jr., Johnny,
and Damarian Allen of Clewiston
and Raymond Allen of Belle Glade.
Grandmother Ora Lee Robinson of
Clewiston; aunts and uncles, Patsy
Johnson, Maxine Robison, Othell
Wilcher Albert (Patricia) Robinson
and David McBride of Clewiston,
Curtis Robinson of Leesburg Fla.,
Hattie, Loretta, Pearlie, Johnnie
Mae, Ozzie, Alto, Leon, and George
Allen all of Georgia. Cousins, Tracy
and Edrick Thomas, James Wheel-
er, Nakesha Blackman, Deedra
Jackson, Reva Holmes, and Antwan
Robinson. Special friends are Leon
Thomas, Dura Hunter, Tony


In the Military


Welcome home!
SPC Ellen Mason of the 3rd
Infantry Division stationed in Ft.
Stewart, GA will be returning
home from Iraq. Ellen is a 2003
Clewiston High School graduate.
Ellen has reenlisted and wants to
change her MOS to become a
legal specialist. Achieving a score
higher than 110 is one step closer
to her ultimate goal of becoming
a lawyer. She hopes to enter
WOCS in a year or two.


The family
of SPC Ellen ,r k
Mason, a trans- ....a
mission system
operator with
the 3rd signal
company 3rd
detachment
Special Troop's
Battalion,
would like to Ellen
thank you all Mason
for your
prayers and support of our troops.


Perkins, Aaron Williams, Eddie
Warren, Doug Parrish, Corey Smith,
Ronald Whiteball, Eileen Cypress,
Debbie Martin, and Dylester Wright.
And a host of other sorrowing
cousins and caring friends. Final
arrangements entrusted to Reddick
Funeral Home. Interment at Harlem
Memorial Gardens, Clewiston.

James Anthony
West, Sr.
James Anthony West, Sr., age
60, of Clewiston passed away Dec.
26,2006.


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TAX SAVINGS NOTICE FOR

GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
January 1, 2006 to March 1, 2006 Filing period for tax exemptions can be
made in the Property Appraiser's Office in the Glades County Courthouse,
Room 202, during office hours (8:00 am til 5:00 pm) Monday thru Friday.
YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS:
1. Homestead Exemption $25,000.00
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption $5000.00
3. Widow's and Widower's Exemption $500.00


$500.00


4. Ndn Veteran Disability
5. Agriculture Classification
6. Additional Exemption For Residents
65 Years of Age Or Older With
An Annual Income Of Less Than


$10,000.00


$22,693.00 Per Household
(documentation required)

1. AUTOMATIC RENEWAL RECEIPTS HAVE BEEN MAILED FOR
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND THE SENIOR EXEMPTION.
IF YOU STILL QUALIFY, KEEP THE RECEIPT -
DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE.

2. AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION (Greenbelt Exemption)
RENEWAL CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED.
IF YOU STILL QUALIFY AND THERE ARE NO CHANGES KEEP
THE RECEIPT DO NOT RETURN IT TO THIS OFFICE
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS AND AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFI-
CATIONS (Greenbelt Exemption) ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. NEW
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED IN THE EVENT OF ANY
CHANGES OR DEED TRANSFERS.

TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION PLEASE FURNISH:
1. Florida Driver's License/Florida I.D.
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Glades County Voter Registration, or Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number

If making application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you
live in a mobile home, bring a copy of your mobile home title or registra-
tion in order to purchase the permanent "RP" LICENSE.

Residents who have filed early for a 2006 Homestead Exemption will
receive a letter that must be signed and returned to confirm that they were
still living on the property as of January 1, 2006.
THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 202 Toll Free Number: 1-877-445-2337.

For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse
please call and arrangements will be made for you to make an application for
Homestead Exemptions and other exemptions.

LARRY R. LUCKEY, C.F.A.
GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
P.O. BOX 1106, MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA 33471
(863) 946-6025 OR 946-6026
FAX (863) 946-3359


CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank everyone for their prayers,
flowers, food, gifts, and their love and many kind things they
did in our time of grief. Thank you Pastor Cory for your time
and work and the staff at the Nursing Homes for your care.
From the Family of Alice Booker Bethea
Son-David Booker
Daughter-Doris Allen
Daughter-Sue Christian
Grandchildren-Candy, Cindy, Brian,'Mark, Linda, & Randy
3 Great-grandchildren


Bill and Katherine.


Submitted to INI/Bill Fabian


Irene & Armando.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jaime, and I have a six-
month-old Chihuahua named
Bruce. Bruce
and I are new
to the area and
are very curi-
ous and excit-
ed about the
Chihuahua
races. Are they
coming up
soon, and
where do I Sa
sign up? DocSavvy
A: Well
welcome to the neighborhood
Jaime! The Chihuahua races are
coming up very soon. We will be
hosting our fourth annual Chi-
huahua races during the 28th
annual Black Gold Celebration
this April.
Please feel free to stop by my
office for further details and to
sign Bruce right on up! In fact it
will be a great opportunity for
me to meet Bruce, and give him
his complimentary clearance
exam to be able to enter the
race. Give us a call Jaime at
(561) 996-5500, and we'll give
you directions to Doc Savvy's
Animal Hospital.


Take care, and see you at the
races Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. How
important is it to give a cat fresh
greens to eat? Tommy in
Wellington.
A: Hello Tommy! Fresh
greens usually help a cat with
controlling hairballs. Hairballs
are an accumulation of hair in
the stomach, which either need
to be vomited up in a hair pellet
or pooped out in the cat littler
box. Either way Tommy it's not
too attractive, nevertheless it's
necessary. Some cats need hair-
ball medicine or cat greens in
their diet to help this process
along it's way. So to answer your
question, yes Tommy, cat greens
are a very good idea! You can
even grow your own tray of cat
greens with a piece of sod!
Hope that answers your ques-
tion Tommy. Take care, Doc
Savvy.
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The Gift of Relationship


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A new year is upon us, filled
with enormous potential and sig-
nificant challenges. Are you pre-
pared to let
God use you to
the fullest in
2006?
Many of you
are familiar
with the Andy
Griffith show.
My wife loves
it, which
means I have John
seen many of Hicks
the shows.
Something about small town
relationships and all of their
dynamics is attractive. There are
blessings that come from times
and places where everyone
knows everybody, neighbor
helps neighbor, and your word is
your bond! It's a good show.
Some of you might remember
an episode from the show in
which the Women's Historical
Society discovered that there was
a living descendant of a Revolu-
tionary War hero who was living
in Mayberry. The news generated
excitement and curiosity
throughout the town as people
made plans for recognizing the
hero's relative. Barney Fife, true
to nature, tried to reshape his
own family tree so that he might
be the one in line for the honor.
The rest of the townspeople felt


special just because someone
among them was related to a
hero.
However, everyone was taken
back when a careful analysis of
the genealogical records deter-
mined that the hero's descendent
was none other than, Otis Camp-
bell, the tows drunk. Despite sug-
gestions to find a "substitute Otis"
for the presentation, the real Otis
showed up for the ceremony true
to form.
When the ladies finally gave
him the plaque, Otis held it in his
hands for a moment, and then
decided to give the plaque to the
town. He shared, "Just because
you're the descendent of a hero
doesn't make you one too. So I
would like to present this plaque
to the town of Mayberry, to which
I am just proud to belong."
That's the value of communi-
ty. We are all just proud to
belong, happy to be included!
That's also what happens to us in
the family of God we all are
included with Christ and with one
another. It's the gift of relation-
ship, of belonging. It helps us
make it through in the life that we
live.
Just like all of the animals and
people on the ark we recog-
nize that we are all in this togeth-
er together with Jesus and
with one another. That knowl-
edge helps us keep afloat when
we experience the floods of life.
It's a right neighborly experience.


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Reflections on the mining disaster


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Everyone in the nation hoped
with the families of the trapped
miners in West Virginia. I served
for 12 years in
a mining com-
munity that
had a cave-in
as I was begin- .
ning my min-
istry there -
recalled the
anguish and
anger, the
recriminations Samuel S.
and accusa- Thomas
tions, the pain
from the losses of young, men
who were just beginning their
lives.
I have been down in some of
the mines in that community and
saw some of the conditions that
could turn deadly at any
moment. Mining is well paying
but it comes with risks, and even
the greatest safety efforts cannot
entirely offset them. This tragedy
had an even more sinister dimen-
sion to it for a time word was
received that 12 of the miners


were safe. A few hours later, their
hopes were dashed and the twist
of fate was cruel hopes even
under the worst circumstances
were still alive only to be dashed
and turned to despair.
This certainly compounded
the tragedy for many, as if the
losses weren't bad enough, but
to give false hope and messages
of joy and then retract them cer-
tainly hurt beyond belief.
For me, the story made me
think of another story. It was
about a man who died, was
buried and whose followers left
him. They too had hoped, per-
haps he would do great things,
perhaps he was the one hoped
for and maybe he was going to
make things better. Then he was
killed. The followers were disap-
pointed beyond belief. They had
only a few that even wanted his
dead body to bury and buried it
in a borrowed tomb. The hope
was dashed the cynics won
the day that Good Friday and they
buried him, put him in the earth
never to return.
Then the story changed -
two women found the tomb
empty and they recognized him
as not dead but alive. Soon he


began to be seen he was
indeed alive. Their hopes were
vindicated after all. It dawned on
me that the resurrection story of
the Lord is just the opposite of
the mining disaster that was suf-
fered by many in West Virginia
this past week.
The tragedy of the loss of hope
was overcome for the first follow-
ers of Jesus and has given hope to
humanity ever since that Easter
Day. The hurt and sadness the
early disciples felt was not to be
the final feeling they would know
- it would lead to a story of tri-
umph and victory that would
carry them to do earth-changing
things.
That story has brought with it
the hope of all of us for 2,000
years even at the worst of
moments, we have that hope.
Even when the things we hope for
are not realized, even when our
disappointments are the greatest
imaginable, there is that resurrec-
tion that shouts, "This is not the
end!" The accounts I heard about
those who died in the mining dis-
aster in West Virginia included an
element of faith. Those who live
in a world of risks and are close to
disasters seem to know that,


somehow, God is there to take
them beyond the tragedy and are
close to him in their own special
way.
We had a church in one of
those mining communities with a
six-foot wood carving behind the
alter of Christ between two min-
ers it was one of the first
churches I entered as I began my
ministry in a mining area. It was
obvious that the church had been
prayed in for many years and
when I'd visit there, there was no
doubt that faith was an important
part of the lives of those who
worked underground even if it
was not always expressed in
some of the more traditional
ways.
It was a fitting tribute to the
words of the Psalmist who wrote:
Thou who has done great things,
O God, who is like thee? Thou
who has made me to see many
sore troubles will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth Thou
will bring me up again (Psalm
71:10)." We get beyond our
tragedies and disasters because
we know that in God they will not
be the end that hope has sus-
tained us since the Lord rose, and
we will not be disappointed in it.


Letters to the Editor


In response
Dear editor:
This is in response to last
week's letter by Larry Wright. As
they say, "Now for the rest of the
story."
For the past several years, the
beautiful Christmas decorations
in Pahokee were the result of
one single person: Barbara
Branch. She assembled a group
of dedicated volunteers that
started in the summer to make
sure that all of the lights worked
and the decorations were ready.
She worked with areas abusi-
nesses to make sure they placed
lights on their buildings. Trust
me, as a property owner, I knew
she would not take no as an
answer. Add to this, former city
manager Ken Schenk's support
with city staff and equipment,
and we had a beautiful holiday
display, which was dedicated to
Mrs. Branch's brother-in-law,
Julian. It was officially called the
"Julian Branch Festival of
Lights."
Mr. Wright, for years you criti-
cized Mrs. Branch for this. This
all white lights were racist. She
was acting like a queen. The per-
sonal attacks and threats on Mrs.
Branch and other volunteers
resulted in restraining orders lev-
eled against you.
Because of your actions, we
no longer have a Festival of
Lights. The city of Pahokee does
not have the manpower to
undertake this type of effort
without community help. Add to
the fact that A.J. and his crew
were exhausted from dealing
with hurricane clean up. Also,
due to Wilma, there were no
streetlights to plug the Christmas
lights in to.
Mrs. Latimore tried to com-
promise and just hang banners.
She purchased what the city
could afford, which isn't much.
Where were you and Alvis and
your volunteers? As to your giv-
ing Commissioner Crawford and
Vice Mayor Babb the credit, this
is simply not true. All of the city
commission requested that the
decorations be put up check
the minutes of the meeting. The
fact that you dislike myself, Com-
missioner McEntire, and City
Manager Latimore is just great.
To suggest that the city manager
should quit because you disap-
prove of her Christmas banners
is typical of you. Let's don't give
the woman any credit for the
contributions she makes to the
city let's just complain.-You
know the old saying: "Don't con-
fuse me with the facts, I've
already made up my mind."
Sincerely
J.P. Sasser, Pahokee Mayor


More trouble looms
for ailing gulf
Dear editor:
On TV, Florida's tourism ads
promise clean white beaches
and a glistening Gulf stretching
across the horizon. What a sur-
prise Florida tourists have had
this year. They've rubbed their
itchy eyes and watched bulldoz-
ers piling up dead fish in the
worst red tide episode in
decades. They've seen gasping
sea turtles and bloated mana-
tees, victims of red tide.
The Gulf's sickness has dealt
a blow to beachfront hotels, for
sure, and it has also sucker-
punched recreational and com-
mercial fishermen and divers.
Even North Florida's famous
Apalachicola oysters were inedi-
ble for much of the year, thanks
to red tide.
Now, with red tide still linger-


ing, your state and federal gov-
ernments are poised to issue a
permit for a major new pollution
source in the Gulf, a kind of pol-
lution that has already caused
fish to change sexes.
The state Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection has issued
a draft permit for one of the
South's biggest polluters
Buckeye Florida's pulp mill in
Taylor County to build a huge
pipe to send toxic waste from
the black and smelly Fenhol-
loway River into the Gulf.
The pipe, incredibly, will
empty not far from the Big Bend
Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve,
Outstanding Florida Water and
nursery ground for mullet, sea
trout, redfish, scallops, oysters,
clams, shrimp, blue crab, and
other economically important
species.
Most people in Florida don
t know much about this crazy
plan, but they should. We still
have time to stop it. A tiny band
of Taylor County citizens' 6 as
well as myself have filed a
petition to force the state to hold
an administrative hearing on the
pipeline. We point out that this
pollution is preventable and ille-
gal. DEP s draft permit is full of
special loopholes. Incredibly, the
five-year permit allows Buckeye
to ignore water quality standards
for the next nine years!
EPA has proved repeatedly
that Buckeye. is discharging the
deadly chemical dioxin into the
water, but DEP's permit sets no
limits on dioxin. And if you think
that s bad then here's the
kicker: At the end of that nine
years, when the permit at long
last becomes effective, DEP has
a loophole for Buckeye that will
allow a special "mixing zone"
for "chronic toxicity" that
extends a full three miles around
the pipe. The state is officially
sanctioning a legal three-mile
dead zone, on top of the fact that
the pipe will send gender-bend-
ing chemicals out into Gulf
marine nursery grounds. Scien-
tists have documented the sex-
changing fish. What they don
t know is what these chemicals
will do to people.
You might think what hap-
pens in rural Taylor County
won't affect you. But it will,
because those polluted marine
creatures will be coming to
shores all over the Gulf, and
around the peninsula to the
Atlantic.
We need a good dose of pub-
lic outrage to stop the state's
misguided gift to the polluting
Buckeye, and we need it now,
before the DEP issues the final
permit. This aging pulp mill
already killed a perfectly good
river the Fenholloway once
was full of fish and had a drink-
ing-water bottling plant on its
bank. Let's not let it kill the Gulf,
too.
Linda Young
Director, Clean Water Net-
work of Florida


How to raise
a trained killer
Dear editor:
It is no exaggeration to say
that video games can help train
people to kill. Ask the people we
trust most, the United States mil-
itary. The military succeeds at
the difficult task of getting peo-
ple to overcome their natural
barriers to committing unthink-
able acts of violence. They use
video games to train our service-
men and women for the rigors of
combat. The same games for
children reward cop killing, auto
theft, and drug dealing. An


underage child should not have
the unilateral discretion to walk
into a store and purchase such a
product. This is common sense.
As regional director for the
Parents Television Council, I reg-
ularly speak to parents who
want all the help they can get to
protect their children. Many have
trouble keeping up with what is
in the latest games or which
shows and movies that should
not be viewed by their children.
They want help to keep these
games out of their kids
hands.
Currently, a ten-year-old
could purchase a Mature (M
rated) or Adult Only (AO rated)
video game. There are voluntary
guidelines that tell retailers not
to sell these products to chil-
dren, but they have been a fail-
ure due to their voluntary nature. -
The new law (SB492) proposed
by Sen. Alex Diaz would basical-
ly take those guidelines and
make them law. Despite the fail-
ure of their voluntary guidelines,
the multi-billion- dollar'-video
game industry is fighting this leg-
islation as they did (unsuccess-
fully) in Illinois, Michigan and
California.
The evidence is conclusive:
Countless independent studies
confirm that repeated exposure
to graphically sexual, violent and
profanity-laced video games has
a harmful and long term affect
on children.
Most recently, researchers at
Michigan State University used
functional magnetic resonance
imaging technology to observe
which areas of the brain are
stimulated when a subject plays
violent video games.
Researchers concluded, "there is
a causal link between playing
the first-person shooting game
in our experiment and brain-
activity pattern that are consid-
ered as characteristic for aggres-
sive cognitions and affects -
Violent video games frequently
have been criticized for enhanc-
ing aggressive reactions such as
aggressive cognitions, aggres-
sive affects or aggressive behav-
ior: On a neurobiological level
we have shown the link exists."


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If these games are marketed
to and manufactured for adults
as the industry insists, then their
sale to minors should be restrict-
ed. This solution protects our
children without interfering with
the rights of adults. We place
similar restrictions on the sale of
firearms, tobacco, alcohol and
pornography. This is no differ-
ent.
Video game retailers have
failed to police themselves. A
year ago, the Parents Television
Council conducted a secret
shopper in several cities across
the country and found that more
than 50 percent of stores were
willing to sell M rated video
games to children under 16 years
of age without asking for identifi-
cation. Law enforcement in
Michigan found about half of the
stores they investigated sold
adult rated games to minors
without asking for ID. In New
York City a sting found 88% of
stores selling M rated games to
minors. The Parents Television
Council also polled parents and
foundoeat: 40 percent were
unaware that there are no legal
restrictions preventing children
from obtaining these games.
The children of Florida are
being bombarded with sexual
and violent images through
video games. The more than
67,000 members of the Parents
Television Council in Florida are
calling for the passage of SB 492
to give parents another tool to
protect their children from such
harmful influences. Florida must
follow the lead of Illinois, Michi-
gan and California and show
that we care about our children
as much as they do theirs. Par-
ents should contact their legisla-
tors about this bill to urge a
quick passage. Remember that
our children are watching!
The Parents Television Coun-
cil is a non-profit, non-partisan
organization committed to pro-
tecting children from graphic
sex, violence and profanity in
entertainment.
www.parentstv.org
Matt Butler
Florida Regional Director
Parents Television Council


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Crime Stoppers


Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County needs the help of the com-
munity to help locate a wanted
fugitive as of
Jan. 6,2006.
His name is
Malcolm J. Har-
vey. He is
described as a
Black male,
D.O.B: Jan 25,
1987. He is five
feet seven inch-
es tall and Malcolm J.
weighs 130 Harvey
pounds he
has black hair and brown eyes. His
last known address is S.W. Main
Street, Belle Glade.
He is wanted for Felony:
1) Failure to appear; aggravated
battery on a pregnant person; viola-
tion of supervised own recogni-
zance for aggravated battery on a
pregnant person; domestic battery.
2) Failure to appear: Burglary


with assault/battery; sexual bat-
tery; battery; violation of super-
vised own recognizance for burgla-
ry with assault/battery.
3) Failure to appear; burglary of
a vehicle; violation of supervised
own recognizance for burglary of a
vehicle.
4) Violation of supervised own
recognizance; burglary with
assault/battery.
Misdemeanor: Failure to
appear; domestic battery.
Traffic:
1) Failure to appear:
No/improper Driver's License.
2) Violation of supervised own
recognizance: No/improper Dri-
ver's License.
If you have any information on
the whereabouts of Malcolm J.
Harvey, call Crime Stoppers of
Palm Beach County at (800) 458-
TIPS (8477). You may remain
anonymous and could be eligible
for a cash reward.


Editor's note: 'The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an automatic indi-
cation of guilt. If any individual
listed in the following report
wishes to contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their
case, may do so for publication.
Arrests made
LABELLE: Hendry County
Sheriff's Office School Resource
Officers have arrested four juve-
niles for trespassing and burglary
at the Hendry County School Bus
Barn in LaBelle. According to
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, the four juve-
niles cut the fence at the bus barn
to gain entry to the property then
broke into approximately 13
school buses and removed the
fire extinguishers discharging
them on the ground and throwing
the empty extinguishers into a
nearby canal.
The four juveniles subsequent-


ly returned to the bus barn com-
pound through the cut in the
fence and entered approximately
19 more buses removing the fire
extinguishers and discharging
them and throwing the empty
extinguishers into the same canal
as they did the previous ones.
Damage to the fence and the fire
extinguishers were approximate-
ly $1,800. The four juveniles were
charged with Burglary to a Con-
veyance, Theft of Fire Exinguish-
ers, Tresspass on School Grounds
and Criminal Mischief and turned
over to the Division of Juvenile
Justice.
MONTURA: One adult two
juveniles arrested for Montura
theft.
Hendry County Sheriff's
Deputy Juan Soto responded to a
report of a burglary at 555 North
Cabbage Palm Street in Montura
on Jan. 8, 2006. The residence
had been entered and several


DVD movies, a CD player and jew-
elry were stolen. A shed located
on the premises had also been
entered and an ATV was missing.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Deputy
Soto conducted the investigation
and recovered missing jewelry,
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victim's residence. Christopher
Lee Miles, age 19, of 565 Cabbage
Palm in Montura, and two juve-
niles were charged with burglary
and vehicle theft.


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A Candidate Workshop will be held Saturday, January 28,
2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City
Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle
Glade, Florida.


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Holmes family lived in Fort Drum; raised a family


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
Addie Holmes Emerson was
born in Fort Drum in 1901. In 1982,
she gave this talk at Indian Ham-
mock. It was recorded for the
Okeechobee News by the late
Twila Valentine.
Mrs. Emerson stated:
"I want to say I am a product of
the area. I was born right in Fort
Drum, I used to fish in Boggy
Branch So our old homestead was
right up here-200 acres of a
ranch-farm. I am one of 14 chil-
dren. My mother married my father
when he had nine children. I asked
her, 'Mother, whatever possessed
you to marry a man with nine
kids?' She said, 'He looked like he
needed some help.' That was her
answer to my question. I had nine
half-brothers and sisters. My par-
ents were married in 1895. She was
from Orlando, and had come
down on Captain Johnson's boat
on the Kissimmee River and met
my father in Fort Basinger in May of
1895 and they were married.
"But just before that, she had a
sister, Aunt Ada Chandler, who
lived in Basinger. She and mother
were invited to come over and visit
in Mr. Holmes' home before they
were married. At that time, my


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brother, Teat Holmes, was a little
boy about five or six years old. My
father went upstairs in the old farm-
house. It had a barracks on the sec-
ond story. The boys slept upstairs.
The girls slept downstairs. And, so,
my mother and my aunt had to use
my father's bed downstairs. My
brother Teat, walked up to my
mother and said, 'That's my pa's
bed.' He wasn't about to have 'that
woman' sleeping in his father's
bed!
"The old house was one room
thick, which was the customary
type of building which they built in
those days. There were plenty of
windows and doors. Right through
the middle of the house went a
breezeway. And that's just what it
was for the breeze, and you
walked through it. There were long


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The Roseada, owned by Captain Clay Jackson brought Addie Holmes Emerson's mother Carrie Roberts to Basinger where
she met and married Henry Holmes.


porches on each side, the front and.
the back, The kitchen was like the
old Southern style of building with
the kitchen away from the house.
The shingles on the roof were
hand-split shingles and the porches
had truncheon floors, very thick. It
was a log split down the middle
and then fixed in such a way that
they pushed them together and
made your floor.
"There was a three acre grove
Around the old house. The old trees
were so tall, that when they


shipped fruit, it took a 30 foot lad-
der to get the oranges out of the top
of those trees. We had about three
or four grapefruit trees, but most
were orange trees; Parson Brown
was the name of the orange that
was popular. Then came the freeze
of 1895. The trees all froze and they
had to cut them way back to about
head high-almost down to the
stump. But the trees came back
and survived.
"There were stables with a sad-
dle room with all the harness and


everything in it. You couldn't mess
with the cow ponies they didn't
care about anything but the man
who rode them. They were not
horses for kids to play with. My
father's cow pony, Tom would lay
back his ears every time we'd get
near him, so we knew to stay away.
He was not good for kids. My father


always said he was the best cow
horse he'd ever seen. He could go
ten or twelve hours a day and never
falter. But we had old Molly and she
was the family horse. We could,
well, ten of us could get on her and
it didn't make any difference to her
at all. She'd walk under the clothes-
line and push us all off into the dirt."


'Real age' depends on many factors


Are you as old as you feel?
How long a person will live
depends on a lot of factors includ-
ing lifestyle, genetics and luck.
Many health and nutrition
websites offer tips on how to
increase your chances of living
longer and improving your health.
Several years ago, I wrote a
column about the concept of your
"real" or "biological" age as
opposed your chronological age.
Books on this topic by Dr. Michael
Roizen have made the New York
Times best seller list. The idea is
to consider how many factors
affect not only how old you look
and feel, but also how long you
will live.
Most of these books include
quizzes designed to determine
your current "real" age and then
advise you how to make health
choices to improve your score.
Some factors are things you
can't change, such as genetics
and family medical history. If your
parents and grandparents lived to
be age 90 or older, your chances
of living that long increase. If
there is no history if'cancer in
your family, that improves your
score. While these factors are
interesting and may indicate areas
you should pay attention to in
regard to being tested regularly
for any health problems that run
in your family, these are things
you can't change.
A change in other areas, such
as nutrition or lifestyle, can make
a big difference in your "real age."
Factors that affect your "real
age" and projected lifespan
include:
Do you eat breakfast every
day? (Reduces your "real age.")
Do you smoke? (Increases


your "real age")
Do you exercise at least five
times a week? (Reduces your
"real age.")
Do you eat five servings of
vegetables a day? (Reduces your
"real age.")
Some of the quizzes include
factors such as where you live,
how many miles you spend in a
car per day and where you work.
Stress factors are also included
such as whether or not you are
happily married; how many
friends you have; and whether or
not you attend church regularly.
The following websites offer
free quizzes to help determine
your "real" age:
www.realage.com
http://www.growyouthful.
com/quiz.php
http://www.preventdisease:
com/healthtools/articles/health_ag
e.html
The quizzes can be fun, espe-
cially if they tell you that you are
younger than your drivers' license
indicates. One website told me
that if I maintain my diet and exer-
cise routines, I may live to be 110
years old, (but I shouldn't look a
day over 100).
I have the advantage of com-
ing from a family of long-lived,
healthy people. I have never
smoked cigarettes and I pay atten-
tion to good nutrition. But the
quizzes gave me some ideas on
how I could improve my own
health.
For some, who find their "real
age" is higher than their "chrono-
logical age," the tests can be a
wake-up call. An encouraging
aspect is that if you make lifestyle
changes and take the quiz a few


months later, you may find you
have gotten "younger" by their
standards.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION


Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida,
General Election will be held on March 14, 2006, between
the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of
electing three commissioners, each for a term of three (3)
years. There will be one commissioner elected representing
Seat "C", one commissioner elected representing Seat "D"
and one commissioner elected representing Seat "E".
Candidates must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle
Glade.

The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will
be January 31, 2006, beginning at noon, and the final day
for filing will be February 14, 2006, at noon. Candidates
must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
during regular office hours until said date and time. Each
candidate shall be voted upon by the electorate at large.

Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026,
6028 and 6030 are qualified to vote in this election. To
qualify as a registered voter for this General Election, you
must register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections by February 13, 2006.

In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the
votes cast for the particular office that such candidate seeks
in this particular election, a Run-Off Election shall be held
on March 28, 2006, between the two candidates who
receive the largest number of votes for that particular 'seat.

CITY OF BELLE GLADE

DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
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CLEWISTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL INVITES YOU

TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS.


When: Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: 601 Caribbean Avenue in Clewiston,


(USSC Research Building)


Child care and snacks to be provided.

Specific information on enrollment, tuition, grade offerings, after-care and
employment, will be provided. For those not able to attend, information will be
available on-line at a later date.

Be sure to visit us on-line at www.clewistonchristian.org for updates.

To contact us please call 983-5388 or e-mail us at info@clewistonchristian.org.
You may also write to us at PO Box 129, Clewiston, FL 33440.

Enrollment will begin February 1st. School opens in August 2006.


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Specifics of our partnership are available on-line.

CCS is committed to excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.

CCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.

Clewiston Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and eth-
nic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded
or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender in administration of its educa-
tional policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other
school-administered programs.

CCS humbly thanks God for his provision through the community to allow
Clewiston and the Glades to experience the long-needed value of a Christian
school. We ask for your prayers and support as we continue this incredible
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Sun School Briefs


School Happenings


Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free
and Reduced Price Meals may be
submitted at any time through-
out the school year. The previ-
ously mentioned deadline of July
15 was given to ensure the appli-
cations would be processed by
the first day of school. Applica-
tions are processed on a first
come, first served basis, and
notification of benefits will be
mailed home.
To request an additional
application, please call (888)
383-2025. Parents may also pick
up an application in English,
Spanish, Portuguese, or Creole
at any Palm Beach County
School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-
6 elementary charter school, is
registering now for 2005-2006.
For information, please call
(561) 993-5000, or pick up regis-
tration forms at 710 S. Main
Street, in Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washing-
ton to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
screening and training are
required.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
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
community. The program serves
children aged 10-18 and space is
still available. Call for more infor-
mation or stop in to pick up an
application. Location: 7450 State
Road 15, Pahokee (behind
RCMA). Telephone: (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 prepar-
ing students for the FCAT test
and will be held Saturdays, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. elementary and
middle school students are invit-
ed to participate. The Weed and


Seed Program also offers parent-
ing classes and a youth mentor-
ing program. For more informa-
tion, 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 class-
es will be held in the following
locations. 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 interested 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. Chil-
dren 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.


Gove Elementary
School

Parental
Involvement
Policy Plan
"Each Title I School must
jointly develop with, agree upon,
and distribute to parents its own
written Parent Involvement Poli-
cy Plan." The purpose of the pol-
icy plan is to inform parents of
their right to be involved in their
child's education. Several meet-
ings were held during the fall of
the year to discuss how we
(teachers and parents) could
work together to improve and
increase parental involvement at
our school. The Gove Elemen-
tary Policy Plan has been final-
ized and will be sent home for
parents to read within the next
few days. We ask all parents to
review this important document
and to return the bottom portion


of the cover letter to their child's
teacher to ensure receipt of this
valuable information.

Special thanks
A very special "THANK YOU"
to Ms. Julia Dattolo for donating
school supplies to the students
at Gove Elementary. Because of
her generosity, first grade stu-
dents received composition
books while second sixth
grade students received pencils.
We are on our way to good writ-
ing!

Step Up, Florida
As part of the Martin Luther
King Glades Celebration, a "Fam-
ily Fun Walk" has been planned
for Saturday, Jan. 14, at Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail
(L.O.S.T.). On behalf of the Gove
Elementary Wellness Team, we
invite students, parents and the
community to start the New Year
on a healthy note. Trophies will


be awarded to
organizations/businesses having
the most participants. For more
information, contact Ellen Smith
at (561) 993-4042.

Upcoming events
Jan. 13: ESE & Kto DHCAC
Jan. 16: Holiday
Jan. 19: Principal's Challenge
SAC and PTO at 5:30 and 6:30
p.m.

Canal Point
Elementary
Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Ele-
mentary students received early
Christmas presents from some
very kind elves. Students and
staff from Golden Grove Elemen-
tary donated over 700 wrapped
toys for our students. Students
unwrapped a variety of toys,
which included dolls, basket-
balls, games, paint sets and
books! Our students had a


brighter Christmas because of
the kindness and generosity of
others! THANK YOU, GOLDEN
GROVE ELEMENTARY!
The city of Pahokee's Park
and Recreation's own Santa
Claus also came to visit our stu-
dents and spread some holiday
cheer! Students were excited to
see the man in RED! THANK
YOU, CITY OF PAHOKEE!
Twenty-two Safety Patrol
members will take the annual
trip to Washington on Thursday,
January 12. The students have
been busy selling popcorn to
help pay for their trip and are
very excited! They will tour the
Capitol Building, Lincoln Memo-
rial, the White House and many
other historical sights.

Dates to note:
Jan. 13 PRE K and K to the
Dolly Hand Theatre
Jan. 17 SAC Meeting 6 p.m.
Jan. 21 FCAT mini camp
8:30 a.m.-noon


Kitty have a toothache?


If Felix appears finicky when he
avoids his favorite dry food or lets
out a "yeow" instead of a "meow"
when he bites down, chances are
his teeth could be the root of the
problem.
Odontoclastic resorptive
lesions in cats are a very common
problem found when performing
a good oral examination or dental
checkup, says Dr. J.R. "Bert" Dodd,
a board certified veterinary dentist
at Texas A&M University's College
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomed-
ical Sciences.
"Until recently we have over-
looked this dental problem as vet-
erinarians," says Dodd. "This has
been because the lesions are often
hard to visualize and also because
we didn't realize what we were
seeing."
These lesions are usually locat-
ed in a linear position along the
tooth's cervical line (neck). For this
reason, they have been called
"neck lesions" or "cervical
lesions." They were initially
thought to be carious in nature,
characterized by a progressive
destruction of bone or tooth, but
have since been reclassified as a
progressive problem.
"The cat's body thinks the
tooth is a foreign object and is try-
ing to remove it," Dodd explains.
Premolars and molars are the
teeth most likely to be affected, but
they are also found on the canines
and incisors. Often covered with
calculus, known as calcium miner-
al deposits, the lesions may not be
noticed until the calculus is
removed. They may also be cov-
ered by an abnormal increase in
gum tissue height.
"Cats with these lesions are
often reluctant to eat hard food
due to the pain involved," accord-
ing to Dodd. "Even when the cat is
under anesthesia, the cat's jaw will
twitch when these lesions are
probed.


Florida expands screening of newborns


"Affected cats are usually mid-
dle-aged, but the problem has
been seen in cats as young as two
years of age. Purebred cats are the
most susceptible, Dodd says,
"with the Siamese and Persian
having the highest incidence. Cats
can have multiple teeth affected
with different stages of the lesion."
Once detected, the lesions may
be classified into groups according
to the severity: Class I: These are
early lesions extending less than
0.5mm into the tooth's neck, Class
II: These have significant erosions
that do not invade the endodontic
(pulp cavity of the tooth) system,
Class III: These are deep erosions
invading the endodontic system,
Class IV: These have deep erosions
with loss of tooth integrity as well
as endodontic involvement, Class
V: These are chronic lesions which
have caused complete coronal
loss and subsequent gingival over-
growth hiding the retained root.
"Treatment of Class I lesions is
directed at prevention or slowing
the progress of further erosion,"
explains Dodd. "The present treat-
ment is an application of fluoride
varnish to desensitize the pulp,
harden the enamel and provide
antibacterial action by reducing
the porosity of the enamel."
Class II lesions are indicated for
restorative filling.
"Various methods and materi-
als are available for this purpose,"
Dodd says. "They include chemi-
cal and light cured composite,
amalgam and glass ionomers
(three different types of restora-
tives). The light cured glass
ionomers are presently being used
most frequently." Teeth with Class
III, IV and V lesions are usually
extracted.
Dodd says it's important not to
underestimate the importance of
quality dental care for your cat.
Periodic dental exams by a veteri-
nary dentist along with routine
brushings can help your cat kept
its teeth for years, he says.


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screening newborn babies for 34
disorders, a dramatic increase
from the previous seven. Genet-
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exceeded the national standards
in newborn screening. The infor-
mation from these tests provides
opportunity for earlier detection


as well as healthier, longer lives
for newborn children throughout
Florida."
Technological advances and
development of tandem mass
spectrometry have made this
improvement possible. Even
though the disorders tested are
considered rare, screening will
allow new parents to plan and
evaluate treatment options.
In Florida, the expanded
screening was in place through-
out 2005 in select Regional Peri-
natal Intensive Care Centers
(RPICC) that care for infants with
the highest risk of disease or diffi-
cult birth. Sick newborns from
rural areas are often transferred
to RPICC hospital. As a result,


this past year several infants with
rare genetic disorders have been
identified and treated.
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
standards. For more information,
please visit the DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us. For addi-
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Palm Beach County cultural council


announces grant applications


Workshop to be held
in Belle Glade Jan. 17.

The Palm Beach County Cultur-
al Council is accepting applications.
for the Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Small and Emerging
Cultural Organizations and Com-
munity Projects (Category C-I);
and the Community Cultural
Development Fund: Mid-Sized
Institutions (Category C-II). A total
of $800,000 will be granted
between these two programs.
The Cultural Council will con-
duct five application-assistance
workshops throughout the County.
Please see the workshop schedule
below. Applications are currently
available on the Cultural Council's
Web site: www.palmbeachcul-
ture.com, http://www.palmbeach-
culture.com/.
The Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Small and Emerging
Cultural Organizations and Com-
munity Projects (Category C-I) pro-
gram seeks to preserve cultural
heritages, and traditions through
the arts, significantly advance cul-


tural opportunities for children and
youth, and create opportunities for
Palm Beach County residents to
experience culturally diverse, inno-
vative and excellent cultural pro-
grams and projects. The grant is
open to small and emerging cultur-
al organizations and to community
based-nonprofit organizations
with excellent cultural arts pro-
grams that reach out to under-
served communities in the County.
Application deadline is Feb. 21.
The Community Cultural Devel-
opment Fund: Mid-Sized Institu-
tions (Category C-II) seeks to
expand and promote cultural festi-
vals and programs which directly
develop and enrich .the Palm
Beach County community by fund-
ing cultural institutions that attract
and satisfy residents and/or visitors
and that improve the quality of life
in Palm Beach County for all resi-
dents. The program is open to mid-
sized cultural organizations with
programs offered to residents and
visitors in the County. Application
deadline is Feb. 13,,
Each progr.mrn has distinct qual-
ifying criteria-and funding levels.


Potential applicants are encour-
aged to review the guidelines
before submitting an application.
The Palm Beach County Cultur-
al Council administers the Cultural
Development Fund programs
under contract with the Board of
County Commissioners.. Final
funding is dependant upon County
Commission approval.
Application Assistance Work-
shops
These free workshops will
review guidelines and eligibility
(also available on the Web site),
show sample applications, and
answer questions about the grant
programs. All applicants are
encouraged to attend one session,
and new applicants are required to
attend a workshop or meet with
the grants director before submit-
ting an application.
For more information please
logon to www.palmbeachcul-
ture.com or contact: Beth Doherty
at bdoherty@pbccc.org or call
(561) 471-1513.
There will be. a workshop in
Belle Glade at the Dolly Hand Jan.
17 from 1:30-3 p.m.


ORLANDO The deadline for
Florida residents affected by Hurri-
cane Wilma to apply for
federal/state disaster assistance
has been extended to Thursday,
Jan. 19, say officials from the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT).
"We want to make sure every
Floridian has had the opportunity
to apply and receive the assistance
for which he or she is eligible,"
Justin DeMello, federal coordinat-
ing officer, said. "Don't prejudge
yourself, call and apply by Jan. 19."
The first step in applying for aid
is to register with FEMA. There are
two ways to register: Log on to
www.fema.gov, or call (800) 621-
FEMA (3362) or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for those with speech or
hearing impairments. Both lines
are available 24/7. Residents are
urged to register for assistance
only once registering multiple
times may cause delays in the
assistance process.
"The state team is committed
to working with our federal part-
ners in meeting the needs of
Floridians who were affected by
Hurricane Wilma," Craig Fugate,
state coordinating officer, said.
"Extending the deadline ensures.
that we can be as thorough as pos-
sible in this vital endeavor."
Those who suffered losses
from the hurricane have a variety
of assistance programs available
to them as they seek to recover in
the storm's aftermath. Individual
Assistance can include grants to
help pay for temporary housing,
home repairs and other disaster-
related expenses not covered by
insurance or other aid programs.
Low-interest disaster loans from
the U.S. Small Business Adminis-
tration (SBA) are also available to
cover residential and business
losses not fully compensated by
insurance. Grants do not have to
be repaid, but loans from the SBA
must be repaid.
To be considered for such aid,
individuals must have sustained
losses or damage from Hurricane
Wilma and reside in a county that
has been designated eligible for
Individual Assistance programs.
The following counties have been
designated: Brevard, Broward,
Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian
River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm
Beach, and St. Lucie. ,


"We want to make sure every Floridian has had
the opportunity to apply and receive the assis-
tance for which he or she is eligible."
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Dog killed by Florida


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IMMOKALEE An investiga-
tion by Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
officers has confirmed an
Immokalee homeowner's report
that a Florida panther killed his pet
Chihuahua. The attack occurred
around 8 p.m., Dec. 12.
The homeowner said he
shined a light out of his window
after hearing the dog yelping. He
said a few minutes later the pan-
ther retreated to the woods with
the small dog. The homeowner
reported the incident to the FWC,
which dispatched law enforce-
ment officers to investigate.
When officers arrived, the pan-
ther and dog were gone, but there
was blood on the ground. An offi-
cer and a biologist returned to the
scene the following morning and
found the fresh tracks of a male
Florida panther.
Before the attack, the Chihuahua
and another pet dog were tethered
by a cable in the side yard of the resi-
dence near adjacent woods. There
was no fence between the dogs and
the forest area. The property is sur-
rounded by many acres of wildlife
habitat, connected to areas often
used by panthers.
This is the second report of a
Florida panther attacking a domes-
tic dog in 20 years. The last one was
in the late 1980s, however, the dog
involved in that attack was not seri-
ously injured. In 2004, a Florida
panther killed two domestic goats
and an emu near Ochopee.
Interactions between Florida
panthers and humans are rare. The
cats hunt at night and generally are
afraid of people. There has never
been a reported injury or death of a
human caused by a Florida pan-
ther.
FWC law enforcement officers
are paying repeat visits to the site
where the dog attack occurred.
The homeowner told officers he
was particularly concerned
because the family runs a small
daycare center out of the house
during the day. However, he said
the family has taken measures to
ensure the safety of the children.
Panther experts advise parents
living in Florida panther country to
watch children whenever they play
outdoors, and make sure they are
inside before dusk and not outside
before dawn. Parents should also
talk with children about Florida
panthers and teach them what to
do if they encounter one specifi-
cally, not to approach the cat, not to
run and not to crouch down


(which would make children
appear smaller).
The Florida panther has been
recognized as an endangered
species for nearly 40 years. Experts
believe there are between 70 and
100 living in the wild. Scientists use
radio collars to monitor the move-
ments and behavior of about a
third of the known Florida panther
population.
FWC, the National Park Service
and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
work together to respond to Flori-
da panther incidents and to edu-
cate and inform the public about
ways to live safely with wildlife,
including the Florida panther. A
fact sheet on Living Safely in Florida
Panther Country is available at
MyFWC.com/panther.


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Marina

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an urgent intent.
"We've been able to remove all
of the storm debris," he said. "But
there are still destroyed trailers sit-
ting in the water and we have to
wait on the company that is remov-
ing them to finish that job. We are
still in recovery mode but getting
that marina back to par is our num-
ber one priority."
The city's priority may be the full
recovery of the marina, but much is
out of their control. The campsites
have been largely cleaned up, but
more work is needed and electrici-
ty still needs to be restored to the
sites. It is the hope of the city to
focus their attention on one section
at a time, open it up to campers,
and then proceed to the next sec-
tion until the entire campground is
back in operation.
This task may indeed be com-
pleted before the boat ramps are
re-opened. The waterways leading
in and out of the marina are still
choked with debris and vegetation.
According to Charlie Corbin,
owner/operator of Slim's Fish
Camp at the marina, the Army
Corp of Engineers will not open the
waterways until the debris has
been cleared.
"I've been told that the city
won't open the boat ramps until
the Corp opens the waterways," he


Sugar

Continued From Page 1
recorded temperatures below 30
degrees for more than five hours.
"Our agriculture department
sounded more like a surgical
triage unit Monday morning as
they reported that they were
searching out the 'most wound-
ed' frost and hurricane damaged
cane to harvest and process.
before it further deteriorated,"
said Ms. Sanchez.
The hurricane not only impact-
ed the current sugarcane crop, but
a major impact has been felt by
United States Sugar Corporation's
processing operations as well.
According to the company,
there is a lot of mud, trash and
debris coming in with the cane,
about 25 percent more than nor-
mal. This slows down the harvest
by a dangerous margin, and also
slows down the processing and
reduces sugar yields.
The.company has also found
that refining processes are pro-
ducing a significantly higher
amount of molasses, a by-prod-
uct, which means the sugarcane
has deteriorated, and the compa-


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are still choked with vegetation and debris leftover from Hur-
ricane Wilma. The marina remains unusable until the Army
Corp of Engineers can safely clear the waterways.


said. "The Army Corp of Engineers
said they can't do that until Con-
gress gives them the funding,
because they have to come in here
and sonar the whole waterway
because there are still trailers and
other things that are underwater
making navigation through here
dangerous."
Mr. Corbin is an ongoing victim
of Hurricane Wilma, as he begins
the task of not only cleaning up and
rebuilding his business, but waiting
on the bureaucracy of government
to finish the task at hand before he
can reopen.
It is still the hope of the city, who
has always been directly involved
with planning the Black Gold
Jubilee, to hold the festival at its
permanent home, which is the
marina. But there is still work to be
done to meet that goal and the festi-


val may, indeed, have to take place
at an alternate location. According
to Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce Director Brenda Bunting,
the power outage at the marina is
another big obstacle.
"The two main electrical boxes
are still out of service," she said.
"Those two boxes are the main
source of power for the vendors, as
well as the campers."
But power will be an issue no
matter where the festival is set up,
according to Ms. Bunting who said
that if the jubilee takes place at one
of the alternate sites, generators
would still have to be used as a
power source for the vendors.
The city acknowledges the
urgency of restoring the marina
back to its full glory as Belle Glade
begins to feel the financial losses
this time of year brings in from


INI/Mark Young
The backdrop of Belle Glade, this mill is seeing lower produc-
tion of sugar thanks to hurricanes on top of recent freezes.


ny is having trouble making as
much cane as it normally would.
The sugar industry will contin-
ue to feel the effects of hurricane
damage in many other areas
besides the farming aspect. Struc-
tural fixtures such as the refinery
and. several sugar warehouses
have also suffered great amounts
of damage, aid repairs could take
months to complete.
"The refinery has a temporary
roof in place and is running well.


We are very fortunate that we
have some highly dedicated and
hard working employees who
have worked long hours trying to
get everything operational," said
Ms. Sanchez. "As everyone else in
South Florida knows, it is hard to
find a roofer these days. The refin-
ery had a technologically
advanced membrane roof that
basically peeled back like a tin
can," she said.
The company had tremendous


tourist revenue. "But that's a Flori-
da thing right now," said Mr. Dow-
ers. "Everybody is hurting from
what the hurricane has done to
tourisln."
Some are in a better position to
absorb the economical loss than
the financially challenged areas of
the Glades, which have launched
their tourism efforts into overdrive
over the last several years, recogniz-
ing the importance of attracting the
tourism dollar into the area's econ-
omy. There is no better attraction
than the marina, which is why the
city of Belle Glade continues to
insist that the marina recovery is a
top priority.
And while many residents look
forward to the eventual recovery
for their own recreational purpos-
es, no one seems to understand the
financial importance of the marina
than the city staff who are, "work-
ing diligently to get things back to
normal."
"Everything will be okay once
we have everything cleaned up,"
said Mr. Dowers. "This was a
tragedy and there are just some
things that are out of our control,
and Mother Nature is one of them."
The marina has been closed
since the storm, but some residents
and visitors alike are ignoring the
police closure order and are using
the boat ramps now that the major-
ity of the debris has been removed.
If you are caught utilizing the mari-
na while a danger still exists, it will
cost you $205 in fines.


damage to its sugar warehouses,
particularly at the Bryant Mill.
According to USSC, this was an
enormous financial hit, which
will also impact normal primary
operations.
In order to store the amount of
sugar the company is producing
each day, employees have been
instructed to pile the sugar on the
concrete floors of the warehouses
and pull a huge tarp across the
sugar piles not an ideal situa-
tion, because some sugar could
be lost due to water and runoff.
The corporation recently
stirred up local interest in the
sugar mill's state of affairs when
four colossal boiler units were
delivered via Lake Okeechobee.
The boilers, each far too large to
be transported safely o'n normal
highways were unloaded from
barges and meticulously trans-
ferred to the USSC facility.
"As farmers, we have got to be
somewhat optimistic. We are
going to keep on farming, keep
on coming to work each day and
doing our jobs. We are making
good progress on the break-
through milling project and are
on schedule to operate the largest
sugar mill in the world here in
Clewiston in 2007."


INI/Mark Young
While the Belle Glade Marina is making progress towards
recovery, it remains to be seen if it will be ready for April's
annual Black Gold Jubilee.


Festival

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campus, which would afford
ample room, as well as help to
alleviate some of the parking
problems.
Dr. Robinson is expected to
meet with the PBCC board soon
to discuss the issue and has been
a valued ally to the city of Belle
Glade' and the surrounding
Glades communities since her
arrival. Dr. Robinson and her ded-
icated staff and student body
played an intricate role in the
recovery efforts following Hurri-
cane Wilma's swath of destruc-
tion through the community.
Wherever this year's Black
Gold Jubilee takes place, the
important aspect is that it will take
place.
"We are absolutely deter-
mined to carry on this tradition,"
said Ms. Bunting.
Ms. Bunting said this year's
theme has already been deter-
mined and it will be, "Treasures of
the Glades." She did say that this
year's festivities would have to be
scaled back somewhat, but for
the most part, will provide the
same level of joy that people have
come to expect from the Black
Gold celebration.
"Everybody has been hit very


hard economically from the hurri-
cane," said Ms. Bunting. "Some
businesses have been devastated,
but the businesses in this area
continue to be very generous. We
normally have two entertainment
stages set up, one for the main
entertainment, which usually fea-
tures some big name talent, and
another for our local entertain-
ment to perform. We won't be
able to afford the main stage and
some people will probably be dis-
appointed that we won't have big
name talent, but there is nothing
we can do about that. It's a fund-
ing issue."
Ms. Bunting assured that the
spirit of the festival will not
change and that everybody can
look forward to a great time. Ven-
dors have already been calling to
reserve space and there will be
plenty of arts, crafts, food, free
children rides, a fireworks display,
and the ever 'popular Chihuahua
race where two-legged owners
attempt to race their little four-
legged friends to victory.
'The 28th annual Black Gold
Jubilee will take place April 8 and
no matter where this year's festi-
val finds itself rising from the dirt,
the spirit of the Glades will prove
that, "if you build it, they will
come."
Tickets for the South Florida
Fair are also now on sale at the
chamber.


Birding

Continued From Page 1
artisans and crafters in displaying
a variety of items, including bever-
ages and food, for sale.
A welcome reception spon-
sored by the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce will begin Friday at
5 p.m. Glades County Economic
Development Director and Birding
Festival Committee chair Tracy
Whirls will give birders a preview
of the tours, talks and photo ops
they can expect to enjoy during
the three day event, which fea-
tures birding sites throughout
Glades and Hendry Counties. At 7
p.m., birders will load up on vans,
provided courtesy of Sugarland
Tours and Sunburst Tours, and
travel to Burnt Bridge at Fisheating
Creek, for the annual Owl Hoot.
On Saturday, birders can tour
eagle-nesting sites at Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation, or
go on A Barn Owl Tour, sponsored
by the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce. On Sunday, a tour of
Diner Island, a former Cracker
ranch, now wildlife management
area and panther habitat is on tap.
"Birding by Canoe," on the pris-
tine Fisheating Creek is an option
either day.
In between tours, beginning
birders and experienced birding
enthusiasts can enjoy a wide
selection of lectures, exhibits and
demonstrations all day Saturday at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven:
Lynda White of the Birds of
Prey Center is scheduled to return,
bringing with her a bald eagle,
burrowing owl, caracara and
other birds of prey native to the
region. A volunteer at The
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
since 1996, Ms. White is responsi-
ble for recruiting, training and
supervising 200-plus EagleWatch
volunteers throughout Florida.
Besides helping in the clinic when
needed, she travels all over the
state, educating the public about
bald eagles and their importance
in our environment.
Cindi Marks of the Florida Bat
Center will display native Florida
bats and describe her work at the
Center, which researches and sur-
veys bat populations, as well as
working with wildlife rehabilita-
tors throughout'Florida so injured
or orphaned bats can be cared for
around the state.
Alana Edwards, Education
and training coordinator for Flori-
da Atlantic University's Center for
Environmental Studies will return


submittea to INI
Lynda White, Eagle Watch Coordinator for Audubon of Flori-
da's Center for Birds of Prey will return to the Big O Birding
Festival Friday, Jan. 27- Sunday, Jan. 29 to talk about her
work monitoring the bald eagle and other native birds of
prey. She'll bring along Daisy the barn owl, Cracker the
caracara, Bobby the burrowing owl and Paige, the bald eagle
pictured with her above, to delight festival goers young and
not so young alike.


to lecture on gardening for butter-
flies. Co-founder of the Atala
Chapter of the North American
Butterfly Association, she recently
coordinated a one and a half year


survey of the butterflies of
extreme south Florida and the
keys in cooperation with the U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
Mark Kiser, coordinator,


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Recreation Services for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, will give a presenta-
tion on the fifth and final section of
the Great Florida Birding Trail, the
South Florida section, which will
be opening in February. The
southern trail includes Glades,
Highlands and Okeechobee
Counties, and Mr. Kiser will give
those visiting the Glades for the
first time, as well as long time resi-
dents, tips on the premier bird
watching sites in South Florida
including the Lake Okeechobee
area, which shelters an abun-
dance of birds, most notably Flori-
da's signature herons and egrets.
Other lectures include presen-
tations on Whooping Cranes and
Sandhill Cranes, Gardening for
Birds, Beginning Birding, and
Birds of the Lake Okeechobee
Region.
Admission to the welcome
reception and lectures are includ-
ed with registration. Admission to
the Arts and Crafts Show is free.
For more information phone
(863) 946-0300 or visit the Web
site at
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INI/Bill Fabian
Clewiston Head Coach Willie Lee and the Tigers took on the
Glades Central Raiders at home on Thursday night. The
Tigers shocked the visiting Raiders in a dramatic comeback
win, scoring 21 points in the final minutes of the game.

CHS hoops in full swing;

Tigers rally vs. GC, 63-60


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
High School varsity boys' basket-
ball program has kicked off the
New Year with a bang, starting with
a home victory against rivals
Glades Central at Clewiston High
School.
The Tigers shocked the visiting
Raiders in a dramatic comeback
win, scoring 21 points in the final
minutes of the game. Junior guard
Reggie Gray sank a three-point shot
late in the fourth period, and put
the Tigers ahead for good with just
a minute left to play. The Raiders
(8-4) failed to make several foul
shots in the final seconds, as the
Tigers (3-2) avenged a 75-70 loss to
the Raiders earlier in the season.
The Raiders opened up the
game with a fast-paced, high-pres-
sure defensive attack that had the
Tigers on their heels. While the
Tigers struggled to make adjust-
ments, the Raiders kept scoring
high-percentage shots from the
floor, and built up a 34-25 lead by
halftime to quiet the rowdy home-
town Tiger fans last Thursday night.
Clewiston Head Coach Willie
Lee must have said something right


to his players during halftime,
because the Tigers came back onto
the floor looking as if they knew
just how to win the game, appear-
ing confident and ready to hustle.
Hustle was the name of the
game for Gray, as well as juniors
Jasper Hunter and Johnny Jones.
Gray and Hunter put up 13 points
apiece against the Raiders. Jones
added 10 points and a dominating
presence under the basket, as he
leads all Tiger scoring and
rebounding with 53 points on the
season.
The Tigers fought through the
Raiders' constant full-court press,
which eventually left open shots for
the Tigers, who closed the gap
against the visiting team that led at
one point by 11. At the end of the
third period, the Tigers were down
by three to the Raiders, 4542.
The Tigers began their own
attack in the final stretch, going full
court against the Raiders and play-
ing great defense to hold GCHS to
just 11 points in the third period,
and 15 points in the fourth. Mean-
while, the Tigers began hitting the
open lanes being given up by a tir-
ing Central defense, and managed
to hold onto the lead after the three
pointer by Gray late in the fourth.


Sports in Brief

Baseball and Softball to hold registrations
CLEWISTON Clewiston Youth Baseball & Softball will hold
registrations for the 2006 season on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 9
p.m. at the Clewiston Middle School Cafeteria. Registration fee for
these dates are $55 per child, $50 for 2nd child and $45 for 3rd child.
You must have a birth certificate to register your child. The final reg-
istration is on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 to 12 and the registration fee
will be $75 per child.
Clewiston Cougars board members wanted
CLEWISTON Wanted: New and improved Clewiston
Cougars board members for the 2006 year. If you think you have
what it takes to help make the Clewiston Cougar organization a
great success, please come out and vote for new board members.
The Clewiston Cougars need the help of the 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.
Overnight adventure
NAPLES, FL The Florida Division of Forestry will host an
overnight adventure at the Picayune Strand State Forest from Jan.
21-22. On Saturday, Jan. 21 enthusiastic volunteers are invited to
help improve their multiuse equestrian/hiking trail, later camp out
and eat some good food under the stars. Early Sunday morning
they will observe Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers at their roosting site
and learn first hand about the biology of this Federally Endangered
species.
Reservations are required for the RCW field trip.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds will have the opportuni-
ty to enjoy the state forest while giving a hand. The group will meet
Saturday at 8 a.m. in the field office located in 2121 52nd Avenue in
Naples.
To make reservations, get more information or directions,
please call Carlos Bustos, recreation coordinator at (239) 690-3500
ext. 123.
Cheer and Dance sign-ups
LABELLE If you are interested in competitive cheerleading or
competitive dance, Southwest Universe All-Stars would like to wel-
come you to come and sign-up. We are located on Jaycee/Lyons
Blvd. in LaBelle. We have team spots open from ages three and up.
There are a few spots left on our 6th grade and under team. We
encourage any child with a good attitude and determination to
come on over and check us out. If you have any questions you can
contact Tammy Watkins at (863) 673-1197.
Registrations forBaseball and Softball
CLEWISTON Clewiston Youth Baseball and Softball will be
holding registration for the upcoming season at Clewiston Middle
School cafeteria, Thursday, Jan. 12. Sign ups on Thursday nights
will be from 7-9 p.m. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate.
Cost of registration is $55 per child (second child s $50 registration).
Registration after these dates will result in a late registration fee.
Coast Guard makes house calls
SOUTH LAKE Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
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Trey Toms takes Spiegel Invitational championship


SEBRING Moore Haven High
School's one-man wrestling team
proved to be a one-man show, as
17-year-old Trey Toms traveled to
the ninth annual Spiegel Memorial
Wrestling Tournament in Sebring
last weekend, and walked away
with the tournament title for his
weight class.
But Toms is no stranger to this
level of victory, as this year's title
was a repeat of Toms winning the
tournament last year. Toms started
off the competition with a bang by
pinning the shoulders of his 135-
pound competitor in 47 seconds of
the first round to kick off his unde-
feated run through the tourna-
ment. He closed out the finals with
an 11-0 major decision victory to
wrap the title in grand style.


Toms is c:oacrihed'by his mother
Kim Toms and trains with the Cow-
boy mat warriors from LaBelle
High School whose head coach
Tony Zuchegno welcomes Toms
into the Cowboy wrestling den and
is appreciated by Toms..
"Coach Zuch has really been
cool," said Toms. "He let me come
over and train with his team and
always made me feel like I was one
of them."
Toms' mother admits that this
may be an unusual arrangement,
"but it seems to lead to success for
Trey," she said. "It doesn't bother
him anymore that his mother is the
only female wrestling coach in
Florida his opponents are laugh-
ing either."


Submitted to INI/Kim Toms
On his way to his second straight Spiegel Memorial wrestling
title, Moore Haven's Trey Toms wracks up victory after victo-
ry in his 135-pound division.


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Tiger grapplers take fourth at nine-team dual competition


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tigers hosted their annual invita-
tional Jan. 7 and invited a total of
nine teams, which included the
Tiger hosts, Okeechobee, LaBelle,
Glades Central, Estero, Lehigh,
American Heritage, Golden Gate,
and Key West.
This marathon test of
endurance for young wrestlers
would prove to produce some
heated competition on the mat and
it would be the Okeechobee Brah-
mans emerging with the overall
victory, while Estero took second


place, the Cowboys from LaBelle
ended up third, and the host Tigers
would hold onto fourth. Lehigh fin-
ished fifth, American Heritage was
sixth, Key West was seventh, Gold-
en Gate was eighth, and the
Raiders of Glades Central rounded
out the field in tenth place.
Two grapplers earned Out-
standing Tournament Wrestler
awards and it was LaBelle's 130-
pounder Colin Sparks who defeat-
ed Glades Central's wrestler who
had placed in the state champi-
onship tournament last year. Gold-
en Gate's J. Gomez also earned his
award by dominating his weight


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. 13: At Suwannee duals
Jan. 14: Billy Saylor Invitational at
Suwannee
Jan. 21: Marauder duals at Clear-
water Central


division for the tournament title.
The Tigers ended up winning
two of their duals while dropping
two to finish the tournament with a
.500 record. The Tigers defeated
American Heritage 36-27 and
downed Key West 49-27. Lehigh
handed the Tigers a 42-28 defeat
and the eventual tournament
champions from Okeechobee beat
Clewiston 54-18. The Tigers did
muster a trio of pins against the
Brahmans, with Jared Bacalloa
picking up a pin in the 119-pound
division, Arsenio Ramirez pinned
his 140-pound opponent, and Tiger
sensation Kris Smith continued his


winning ways with a pin against his
145-pound Brahman counterpart.
The Cowboys, who did place
third in the tournament, dominat-
ed the Raiders from Glades Central
with a 51-12 victory, beat American
Heritage 32-21, put up a good fight
in losing to Okeechobee 47-33, and
lost a close match to the second
place squad from Estero by a score
of 47-43.
Smith and Bacalloa ended up
with perfect 4-0 records for the tour-
ney. Brandon Caulkins and Ramirez
were equally impressive with 3-1
records, while Nelson Rojas also
remained undefeated in the three


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
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request a sports information sheet
or please send game stats to
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Winter Sports
Schedules

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


Jan. 23: Immokalee, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Jan. 26: LaBelle, Home, 7:45
p.m.
Boys Basketball:
Jan. 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


Jan. 28: Grinder Invitational at
Lemon Bay
Feb. 10-11: Regionals
Feb. 16-18: State finals at Lake-
land
Girls Soccer:
Jan. 13: Immokalee, Away, 5
p.m.
Jan. 14: Gateway Charter, Home,
11a.m.


Boys Basketball:
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
8p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edward's, Home, 6
p.m.
Jan. 17: Benjamin, Away, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
8p.m.
Jan. 20: American Heritage (Del-
ray), Home, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24: King's Academy, Away,
7p.m.


Jan. 27: Community Christian,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: St. Edward's, Away, 2
p.m.
Feb. 1: Inlet Grove, Away, 7:30
p.m.
Feb. 3: Royal Palm Beach, Away,
7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Clewiston, Away, 7:45
p.m.
Girls Basketball:
Jan. 12: Jupiter Christian, Home,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14: St. Edwards, Away, 2
p.m.
Jan. 17: King's Academy, Home,
7p.m.
Jan. 19: Summit Christian, Away,
6:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: St. Edwards, Home,
4:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: Cardinal Newman,
Home, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: American Heritage
(Plantation), Away, 5:30 p.m.


Wild turkeys are returned to Everglades


EVERGLADES A team of
wildlife biologists from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) helped bolster
the declining wild turkey popula-
tion at Everglades National Park
this week.
The team used bait and rocket
nets to catch 19 Osceola turkeys at
private ranches elsewhere in the
state for release in the Long Pine
Key section of the park.
The relocation project, designed
to strengthen the wild turkey popu-
lation in the park, is a joint effort by
the National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion, Everglades National Park and
the FWC. It is the second such relo-
cation effort by the three groups. In
January 2000, they organized the
capture and release of 29 Osceolas
into the park, which does not allow
public hunting.
Because the birds can become


stressed and overheat during a cap-
ture in warm weather, the team
worked in temperatures under 65
degrees, according to Larry Perrin,
coordinator of FWC's wild turkey
program. The healthy birds were
released soon after their capture.
Each bird was marked with wing
tags, and 10 birds were fitted with
small radio transmitters, so biolo-
gists can monitor their movement,
behavior, habitat use and survival
after the release.
Three private ranches, includ-
ing the Lykes Brothers Ranch,
donated turkeys.
In 2004 and 2005, remotely
operated digital infrared cameras,
including equipment donated by
the Homestead Chapter of the
turkey federation, were used to sur-
vey the population status of
turkeys. The results show the pop-
ulation is extremely low.


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Special to INI/Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
A team of wildlife biologists recently captured wild turkeys at
private ranches and released them in the Everglades Nation-
al Park. They hope to increase the wild turkey population in
the park, which does not allow public hunting.


matches in which he competed.
Adamin Trevino and Bryon
Holmes had solid outing with
records of 2-2 while Charles
Williams and Demarie Allen also
concluded the tournament with
.500 records at 1-1. Joey Cordova,
Adam Haire, and Alton Edmond all
picked up one victory for the
Tigers, as did Jamar Boykin who
saw some very tough competition
over the weekend.
"As soon as (Jamar) gets a little
more experience under him, he will
be a force to reckon with because of
his overall strength and ability," said
Tiger head coach Jess Alford.
The Tigers will head to Live Oak
next week for what their coach is
calling some of the toughest
matches they will see all year.
Suwannee is currently ranked
number one in the 1A state polls
and will be hosting the Tigers, as
well as several other squads in their
invitational. Jumping into the com-


petitive fray will also be number
two ranked Clay County, some
number one ranked individuals
from other schools, as well as well
ranked wresters and ranked
schools from Georgia and Texas.
"This tournament will be hard-
er than anything we'll see at the
state playoffs this year," said coach
Alford. "I'm looking forward to the
competition to see just where we
sit as a team."
Coach Alford sent his thanks
out to everyone who supported the
Tiger Invitational this past week,
including everyone who participat-
ed in the Tiger carwash to help
raise funds to send wrestlers to
regionals and state this year. Many
local businesses also supported the
squad and they include McDon-
ald's, U-Save, Subway, Maxis
Screen Printing, Ms. Jane at Clewis-
ton Auto Body and the entire com-
munity! Thanks to your continued
support of Tiger wrestling.


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Lake Okeechobee's water levels continue to drop


Aweekly update from the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict
System-wide overview: Rainfall
last week was negligible District-
wide. Based on continuing discus-
sions regarding the status of Lake
Okeechobee, the estuaries and pre-
dicted drier-than-normal dry sea-
son. District staff have developed a
transitional pulse release schedule
to recommend to the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. If forecasts for
a drier than normal dry season are
true, some models have the lake
reaching 14 feet by May.


Lake Okeechobee: Lake Okee-
chobee levels continue to drop.
Lake level is at 15.69 ft, down 0.08 ft
since last week. The lake is 0.12 ft
higher today than it was on this
date last year. The gap between this
year's and last year's stage levels
has been steadily decreasing' how-
ever, stage levels continue to be
higher than the desired levels for
optimum Lake ecological health.
The collection of January lake eco-
logical monitoring data will begin
next week.
Upper Chain of Lakes/Kissim-
mee Basin: All Lakes in the Upper


Kissimmee region are at or below
their respective regulations sched-
ules, allowing water managers to
reduce flows through the Kissim-
mee River to Lake Okeechobee.
There continues to be water on the
restored floodplain and wildlife
counts are good. Water managers
will slowly reduce the inflows to
the restored section to prevent
damage.
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries: Level 1 pulse releases
from Lake Okeechobee to both
estuaries began on Jan. 1, 2006.
Salinity data for the past week are


temporarily unavailable but should
be resorted by next week. Declin-
ing inflows suggest improving
salinity conditions, but conditions
remain poor.
Water Conservation Areas
(WCA)?: Water depths in the con-
servation areas continued to
decrease throughout the area
through managed releases, lake of
rainfall, and evapotranspiration
losses. WCA-1 Water depths
declined slightly and remain below
regulation schedule. WCA-3A
water depths declined slightly, and
at 10.44 ft, are below regulation


Floridians can take advantage of tax relief


TALLAHASSEE With the end
of the 2005 tax season fast
approaching, Tom Gallagher, Flori-
da's chief financial officer, encour-
aged Floridians impacted by this
year's hurricanes to take advantage
of tax and time relief measures
available.
"Many hurricane victims are still
struggling to repair their homes
and rebuild their lives," said Mr.
Gallagher. "We want to get the
word out that Floridians who were
impacted by, or helped victims of,
the 2005 storms may qualify for tax
savings or obtain extensions for
reporting and payment deadlines."
The Katrina Emergency Relief
Act, effective Sept 23, 2005, post-
pones deadlines for storm victims
to perform many time-sensitive
acts until Feb. 28, 2006. These
include filing quarterly federal


employment and excise tax
returns, corporate estimated tax
payments and individual estimated
tax payments due to the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS).
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ty losses not covered by insurance.
This is allowed for damage caused
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events such as hurricanes. Victims
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ter areas can claim these losses on
last year's taxes by filing an amend-


ment to their 2004 return.
Taxpayers in the entire state of
Florida will be eligible for relief if
they identify themselves as affected
by Hurricane Katrina.
The Hurricane Wilma Emer-
gency Relief Act is awaiting the Pres-
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being signed, taxpayers who identi-
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cane Wilma will be eligible for relief
if they live in the following 20 coun-
ties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte,
Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Indian River,
Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach,
Polk, St. Lucie and Sarasota.
The IRS has requested that any
envelopes or correspondence that
are subject to these extended dead-
lines should have either Hurricane
Wilma or Hurricane Katrina printed


in red on the top of the envelope or
tax form to identify them as coming
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Mr. Gallagher said that tax
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You can take an extra $500 exemp-
tion for each of your guests, up to a
maximum of $2,000.
The Florida Department of Rev-
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filers and companies in areas desig-
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areas to extend filing and payment
deadlines on a case-by-case basis.
They can be contacted at 800-352-
3671 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Links to websites with information
on all of these issues can be found
atwww.fldfs.com.


schedule. Continued water releas-
es have dropped water levels in
southern WCA-3A to 2.76 ft, which
continues to improve conditions
fro tree islands. Continued declines
in water levels will improve condi-
tions for healthy tree growth at the
beginning of the growing season.
WCA-2A water levels remain above
the regulation schedule, while
WCA-2B is deeper than normal.
Other District News and Hap-
penings: During the past week, the
District finalized plans for an inde-


pendent Herbert Hoover dike analy-
.sis that will be presented to the Dis-
trict Governing Board on Jan. 11,
2006. Bid documents are also being
finalized for C-44 and Everglades
Acceler8 short-term financing -both
are scheduled to be bid in January.
District construction staff met with
Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA)
landowners/representatives to final-
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featuring his and her closets, his and her sinks,
walk-in shower plus separate tub w/showec Relax
and sip your iced tea out on the lanai while enjoy-
ing a refreshing breeze. $229,900.


Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just being at
this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5 acres. Cedar
wood walls and ceilings, stone fireplace, new roof,
super large workshop with RV parking. Majestic
Live Oaks make the acreage feel like a park. you
owe it to yourself to see! $749,900.
* Rodeo at Home! Horses are welcome on this
country cozy 10 ACRES! The unique 2-Story home
has been remodeled and reborn! Each floor has
their own Living rooms, Bedrooms, Bathrooms,
and Kitchens. Filled with quality craftsmanship this
home is perfect for a large family! Acreage is
fenced, has a pond and an additional set-up for
another home site. Escape to a peaceful life!
$679,900.
* SELLER MOTIVATED! Enjoy gentle country
mornings sitting in the screened lanai of this
4BR/2B cedar home. This magnificent 3+/- acres
of land is perfect for horses and features a 40x40
coveri&JUN ElCOINI1 l IRAnI Alva,
you're only minutes away from city shopping or
small town dining. Only $299,900.
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HOMES:
* $795,000 Custome built 2 story home on
9+/- acres. Features 4BD/2.5BA and includes
many I~Uge M ', inning
room, a garden tu and a separate shower with
dual shower heads in the master bathroom and
that's just to name a few!
* $595,000 4BD/3BA home on 1+/- acre.
Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an
above ground pool just to name a few of the lux-
uries that tdis beautiful home offers. There is also
a 1+/- acre adjoining lot available.
* $155,000 2BD/1BA spacious home, features a
completely fenced in yard and an above ground
pool.
MOBILE HOMES:
* REDUCED TO $900,000 Mini ranch in Alva.
This 3BD/2BA mobile home sits on 10+/- acres and
includes barns, ponds & much more!
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home fea-
tures an addition with it's own entrance and much
more. The property has a pond with an island and
bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns andLmore.
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse


to design and build a lasting quality home makes
this NEW Home totally eclipse the others! Don't
buy until you've examined this beautiful 3/2 split-
floor plan home. Retire regally in the master suite
featuring his and her closets, his and her sinks,
walk-in shower plus separate tub w/shower. Relax
and sip your iced tea out on the lanai while enjoy-
ing a refreshing breeze. $229,900.
* Cute remodeled home on a 1/2 lot! This little home is
being celjl vt *lran is
commercial ive in or use as a rentao. vrtehonme
into an office for future use. $99,000.

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3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge master
suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and much
more. Only $175,000.
Tired of the Circus? No clowning around about
the calm you'll enjoy in this spacious 3BR/2B MH
on cleared 2.5 +/- acres. WOW! Be sure to check
out the huge horse barn and workshop. Box stalls,
feed room, large workshop. Lower your blood
pressure! $189,900.
STOP DREAMING AND START LIVING! This
2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relaxing easy with a
3BR/2B manufactured home. Featuring ceramic tile, tex-
tured walls, and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
fenced with outbuildings. Features a huge master
suite, ceramic tile, built in cabinets and much
more. Only $175,000.
3BR/2B manufactured home in Immokalee.
Features new carpet and vinyl and fenced corner
lot. Listed at only $155,900.
2.5 acres in southern Pioneer. A great weekend
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roof. Property is also fenced with a shed and
pond.
* $115,000 2BD/1BA mobile home on 2.5+/-
acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living
year round or as a weekend getaway!
* $113,900 2BD/2BA New and still under
construction! This mobile home is located in the
Moore Haven Yacht Club. The perfect weekend
getaway or winter home. Call now for completion
date.
* $93,500 Like new 3BD/2BA manufactured
home on .50+/- Csgo e 9We features a split
floor plan, gardeh'tTi mmasfer'bathroom and a
storage shed.
* $78,900 3BD/2BA mobile home in Ortona.
The mobile home is partially furnished. The lot is
surrounded in beautiful palm and oak trees.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin-
ing Badcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/-


motivated seller. $149,900.
* No handy man needed here! Immaculate
3BR/ lt i "E]n0g gTf.1f land.
Bonuses include new flooring, appliances and
fresh coat of paint. Priced to sell at only $59,900.


* Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file past
well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on SR 80 in
Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and 3 existing
entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with well and electric.
Time's on your side in this investment! $2,750,000.
* 20+/- acres in Muse on CR720. Partially cleared and
ready for your dream home. This property has a well,
septic, electric and an older mobile home for rental
income. Priced at only $40,000 per acre.
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your investment
dollars here. 30 beautiful acres with Hwy 27 frontage
Next to water plant. Property was cleared except for the
majestic Live Oaks. Bring your ideas and see! $750,000.
* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find 5+/- acres.
Just minutes from LaBelle on Case Rd. $119,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle. Already
has a well and electric on the property. Enjoy coun-
try living only minutes from town. Only
$119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located off Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines and
palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover. Priced at
only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feel! Days gone by are back!
Relive the best on this private and secluded 2+/-
acres. Fresh air special! $93,900.
* 2.5+/- acres corner lot Perimeter in Montura.
$85,000.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/, ac. on Jasmine St. in
Montura. Great for investment or homesite. Only
$46,000.
* 1.25+/- acre on Datil in Montura. $45,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura. $44,900.

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* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER! 1/2


acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized
with clean bill of health.
* $650,000- 2+/- acre in the heart of Alva on
busy SR 80. --
* $499,000 Build your dream country home
on these 4.4+/- acres. Great location! Close to
LaBelle, Alva and Fort Myers!
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting
in Moore Haven. Property features all sorts of
exotic fruit trees and plants. Pole barn and 1930's
home are located on the property,. Home is to be
sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $165,000 1.2+/- acre. Beautiful oak filled lot
on a cuUi W ERt.CO 1NTW GBts left
in this quiet neighborhood.
* $135,000 REDUCED! 4.70+/- acres. The
perfect place for your dream ranch. The property
is secluded, yet close to town.
* $98,900 2.5+/- acres. Cleared in Montura.
There is a single wide mobile home included with
the property. The mobile home is to be sold "as is."
HOMESITES:
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more informa-
tion about 3 available lots in Fordson Park. The
lots have been nicely maintained and are close to
everything in LaBelle
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES


Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port LaBelle
Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for the
dreatr .f q o rther.
Locatd' l ul ar' ft /D in
LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream come
true. Only $84,900.
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to sell @
only $72,900. Possible seller financing.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* 2 unit 102 lots. In oak hammock. Bring your family to
this quiet neighborhood! $54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful lot
for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Unit 8 lot in Port LaBelle $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites! Outside
LaBelle limits but only minutes from town! Just off
E Road. Don't miss owning acreage close to
LaBelle. $46,900.


* Loaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings with over
5,800 sq ft of work area on 1+/- acre. Zoned for Heavy
Industrail use. Currently is fully rented out to 3 busi-
nesses. Listed at only $525,000.
* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South of
LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this commer-
cial corner lot with 3BR/2B mobile home for rental
income could multiply your investment! Grab this
site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezoning
to Business. $119,900.


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When freeze threatens;



crops get automated aid


GAINESVILLE When
freezes threaten crops, growers
rely on the Florida Automated
Weather Network for accurate
weather data to protect their
crops. In addition to delivering
weather data 24 hours daily, the
University of Florida network
helps farmers improve their irriga-
tion efficiency and provides reli-
able climate predictions months
in advance.
"Weather is still the most
important input in agriculture,
and the Florida Automated
Weather Network also known
as FAWN keeps a close watch
on changing weather conditions
around the state with 33 high-tech
stations linked to our computers
in Gainesville," said Larry Tread-
away, director of the network.
"The statewide network,
which provides weather data via
the Internet and a toll-free phone
service, is important because reg-
ular weather forecasts for cities
may be misleading to farmers
located in cooler rural areas," he
said. "Heat trapped in concrete
and asphalt can make cities 10
degrees warmer than farms in
rural areas. When cold weather
moves through the state, the dif-
ference can be devastating to cit-
rus, vegetables.and other cold-
sensitive crops."
He said the weather network
saves growers more than $38 mil-
lion annually.
Started by UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences in
1998 after the National Weather
Service discontinued special fore-
casts for agriculture, the network
is now a widely used manage-
ment tool for thousands of grow-
ers around the state, Treadaway
said.
Nick Faryna, owner of Faryna
Grove Care and Harvesting in
Umatilla, said he uses the net-
work to keep track of cold weath-
er. "It is an extremely valuable
asset to those who protect our
crops from freezing tempera-
tures," he said.
Phil Cross, senior project man-
ager of WaterConserv II near
Orlando that distributes
reclaimed wastewater from the
metro area over more than 4,000
acres of citrus and other crops,


said FAWN is an important tool
for agricultural interests through-
out the state.
"The information is very valu-
able for freeze protection, and
data from the network enables
growers to shut off irrigation sys-
tems after a freeze at the earliest
possible time, thereby saving
thousands or even millions of gal-
lons of water," he said.
Anita Simpson, owner of
Simpson Groves in Mt. Dora, said,
"FAWN is an important part of our
cold-protection plan we use the
network constantly during freeze
situations, which saves thousands
of dollars in irrigation costs."
Each solar-powered station in
the FAWN network collects
weather data and transmits it to a
computer in Gainesville every 15
minutes. The stations measure air
temperatures at two, six and 30
feet above ground, soil tempera-
ture, wind speed and direction,
rainfall, relative humidity, baro-
metric pressure, leaf wetness and
solar radiation. Real-time weather
data from the network is available
at (352) 846-3100 or (866) 754-
5732 and at the FAWN Web site:
http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu
Treadaway said growers are
looking at FAWN as a source of
reliable information not only for
cold protection, but also for
weather-driven computer models
in pest control, irrigation schedul-
ing, fertilizer rates and other man-
agement programs.
"It's all part of the growing
trend toward precision agricul-
ture," he said.
John Jackson, a UF Lake
County extension agent in
Tavares, Fla., who works with
Treadaway on the project, said
FAWN provides growers with crit-
ical information on when it's safe
to turn off their irrigation systems
used for freeze protection.
"Some crops such as ferns and
strawberries utilize relatively large
amounts of water to protect an
entire crop, while citrus uses
much smaller application rates
per acre to protect the tree trunk
and lower limbs," he said. "When
growers use water, they must
determine the critical tempera-
tures for crops and turn irrigation
systems on and off to keep from


reaching damaging levels while
minimizing water use at the same
time."
The planned integration of
FAWN with the AgClimate climate
forecasting system during the
next two years will provide pro-
ducers with additional manage-
ment tools, said Jim Jones, distin-
guished professor in UF's
agricultural and biological engi-
neering department.
An expert in computer model-
ing climate effects on cropping
systems, Jones said AgClimate is
operated by-the Southeast Cli-
mate Consortium, which includes
UF, Florida State University, Uni-
versity of Miami, University of
Georgia, Auburn University and
University of Alabama in
Huntsville. Information available
on AgClimate includes climate
forecasts combined with risk
management tools and informa-
tion for selected crops, forestry,
pasture and livestock. For more
information, visit the AgClimate
Web site: http://www.AgCli-
mate.org.
Current FAWN monitoring sta-
tions include Alachua in Alachua
County, Apopka in Orange Coun-
ty, Arcadia in DeSoto County,
Avalonin Orange County, Balm in
Hillsborough County, Belle Glade
in Palm Beach County, Bronson in
Levy County, Brooksville in Her-
nando County, Carrabelle in
Franklin County, Citra in Marion
County, Dover in Hillsborough
County, Fort Lauderdale in
Broward County, Fort Pierce in St.
Lucie County, Frostproof in Polk
County, Hastings in St. Johns
County, Homestead in Miami-
Dade County, Immokalee in Col-
lier County, Jay in Santa Rosa
County, Lake Alfred in Polk Coun-
ty, Kenansville in Osceola County,
Marianna in Jackson County,
MacClenny in Baker County, Live
Oak in Suwannee County, Monti-
cello in Jefferson County, Oklawa-
ha in Marion County, Okahumpka
in Lake County, Ona in Hardee
County, Palmdale in Glades Coun-
ty, Pierson in Volusia County, Put-
nam Hall in Putnam County,
Sebring in Highlands County,
Quincy in Gadsden County, and
Umatilla in Lake County.


LABELLE
* 2/1 MH on V +/- acre in the rapidly grow-
ing area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
* 3/2 DWMH w/ sunroom addition located on
a lake! It sparkles inside w/ new carpet &
paint! $116,900
* 3/2unique multi-level home located on a '/
+/- acre in town lot with beautiful oaks!
$199,000
PORT LABELLE
* 4/2 home located on an oversized corner lot
boasts a new roof & a fresh coat of paint!
$178,000
CLEWISTON
* Super affordable 2/1 bungalow located
within walking distance of shopping, dining &
banking. $74,900
* Cute-as-a-button 3/1 CBS in-town home w/
detached BBQ area & workshop & beautiful-
ly landscaped yard. $159,900
MUSE
* 2/1 MH on +/- acre in the rapidly grow-
ing area. Ideal for investment! $59,000
* 4/2 DWMH located on a manageable 1/ +/-
acre. $79,900
* 2/2 MH located on a beautiful 1 +/- acre
homesite. $154,900
PALMDALE
* Affordable 3/2 DWMH, w/ new well & water
system, located on an oversized fenced lot.
$79,900
MONTURA RANCH
* 2/1 MH located on 2.5 +/- fenced & gated
acres just off a main thoroughfare. $124,900
FLAGHOLE
* Rare 2 +/- vacant parcel awaiting your
dream home. $159,900
* Tear down home located on 2.5 +/- acres w/
six stall horse barn! Bring all offers!
$199,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
* 5 +/- acre vacant land tracts starting at
$149,900! Call for more information!
* Brand spanking new 3/2 DWMH located on
2.5 +/- acres on the main thoroughfare.
$170,000
* 3/2 DWMH in "as is" condition located on 5
+/- private & pristine acres. $175,000



LABELLE
* Immaculate 2/2 home, located in Quail
Run S/D, boasts unbelievable upgrades
around every corner! It's a "Must See!"
$214,900
* 1940's home receives an extreme
makeover to transform in a 3/2 beauty with
a loft! $234,900
* 3/2 CBS in town home, located on a /2 +/-
acre fenced & landscaped lot, is within
walking distance of downtown dining &
shopping attractions. $239,000
* 3/2 CBS home, located in. Laurel Oaks
S/D, boasts spacious rooms & a great floor-
plan! $249,900
* Contemporary 3/2 split floor plan home
offers informal & formal living areas, a
fenced back yard & much, much more.
Located in Laurel Oaks S/D! $259,900
* Well maintained 3/2 CBS house, located
in town, offers great location & a detached
enclosed workshop. $275,000
* Beautifully maintained 3/2 DWMH boasts
many luxury upgrades & is situated on 3.5
+/- fenced & gated acres. $285,000


700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL. 33975
863.675.4500
Realtors: Gregory Bone
Lisa Cleghorn
Bonnie M. Denning, CPA
Ward Dickinson
Art Fry- Joyce Gerstman
* Yvonne Hallman Lisa
Herrero* Wayne
McQuaig 'Paul Meador
Jesse Wallace
Phyllis-Kelley Miller
Tracey L. Williams


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PORT LARETJF,
* Brand new 3/2 CBS home, located close to
schools & parks, boasts fantastic upgrades
at an economical price! $225,000
* Like new 3/2 CBS home, located on a
greenbelt in a booming area of Port
LaBelle, offers practical & aesthetic
upgrades that truly makes it a family oasis.
$234,900
CLEWISTON
* Income producing duplex offers (2) 2/1
apts, an almost new roof & a central loca-
tion close to schools. $215,000
FLAGHOLE
* Completely renovated 3/2 DWMH boasts
phenomenal upgrades you'll have to see to
believe, a new metal roof & a new A/C
system. Motivated Sellers! $219,900



TARTLLE
* Beautiful 3/2 two story home, located on
4.5 +/- acres just outside of town. Bring
your horses to this one-of-a-kind country
retreat. $399,900
* Brand new 4/2 luxury home, located in
one of LaBelle's best neighborhoods, is nes-
tled on a beautifully landscaped 2 +/- acre
homesite! $430,000
CLEWISTON
Quadriplex CBS apt building, located
close to schools, offers (3) 2/1 apts & (1) 3/1
apts. Annual income exceeds $27,500!
Make an offer! $319,900
Nine unit rental unit, in need of TLC,
located on an oversized corner lot across
the street from a park & within walking dis-
tance of shopping, banking & dining,-is a
money maker as annual income exceeds
$47K! $419,900
ORTONA
2/1 handicapped accessible DWMH locat-
ed on a beautiful homesite overlooking the
famed'Caloosahatchee River! $425,000
FLAGHOLE
* Modern 4/2 pool home w/ detached 26' x
26' workshop, 4 horse stalls, private pond
w/ dock & countless extras! $385,000
* Astounding 5.32 +/- acres, backs up the
Girl Scout camp, and includes a 3/2 mobile
home with addition. Bring all offers!
$385,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
Custom built 2/2 home, located on 6.25
+/- private & pristine acres, offers country
solace beyond compare! $399,900



LABELLE
Fairy tale 3/2 two story home, located 5
+/- fenced & gated oak-graced acres min-
utes outside of LaBelle. Anxious Owners!
$585,000
3/2 CBS home offers a smart family-
friendly floorplan & is located in presti-
gious Riverbend S/D. $699,900
3/2 home located on 20 +/- private acres
just a short distance from town! $700,000
Custom 2,500 +/- sq. ft. home located on
1 +/- tropical riverfront acre inspires awe!
$799,900
Interior decorator's contemporary 3/2
CBS riverfront home is "picture perfect"
and located in a great neighborhood!
$899,900
ORTONA
Spacious 5/3 custom pool home located on
5 +/- riverfront acres in a booming area!
One of the few riverfront parcels that
allows horses! $998,500
MUSE
3/2 MH located on 15 +/- beautiful acres!
$599,000


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Clewiston, FL. 33440
863.983.8700
Realtors: Tony Barnes
Stephanie Schneider
Synda Williams
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Florida folic acid coalition promotes awareness program


GAINESVILLE The Florida
Folic Acid Coalition, based at the
University of Florida, is joining
wfith the National Council on
F'olic Acid to promote National
Folic Acid Awareness Week, Jan.
9 -15.
The goal of the weeklong
event is to increase consumer
awareness of the importance of
folic acid in their diet for the pre-
vention of birth defects as well as
the vitamin's many other lifelong
benefits, said Ron Lutz, a family
nurse practitioner and coordina-
tor for the Florida Folic Acid
Coalition at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS.
"We also encourage health
care providers to promote the
benefits of folic acid in potential-
ly reducing the risk of heart dis-
ease, certain cancers and condi-
tions affecting the brain such as
Alzheimer's disease," he said.
Gail Rampersaud, a registered
dietitian and assistant in nutrition


research and education at
UF/IFAS, said folic acid is a B-vita-
min necessary for proper cell
growth. Daily intake of at least
400 micrograms of folic acid
before and during pregnancy has
been shown to reduce the risk
for serious birth defects of the
brain and spine, called neural
tube defects.
Since 1998, the Food and
Drug Administration has
required the addition of folic acid
to enriched cereal grain products
such as breads, cereals, flours,
pastas, rice and other grain prod-
ucts. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention,
fortification has helped reduce
the rates of neural tube defects
by approximately 26 percent.
Rampersaud said the theme
of the educational campaign -
Folic Acid: You Don't Know What
You're Missing! is especially
important in light of the recent
Gallup Organization Poll for the
March of Dimes that showed


only seven percent of women
know that folic acid must be
taken before a pregnancy to pre-
vent neural tube defects. Only
about one-third of women of
childbearing age take folic acid
daily.
Lynn Bailey, a professor in the
UF/IFAS food science and human
nutrition department, said that
taking 400 micrograms of folic
acid before and during early
pregnancy from a multi-vitamin
or fortified foods may help
reduce the risk for neural tube
defects by up to 70 percent and
may reduce risks for other birth
defects as well. Her research on
folic acid was a major factor in
the National Academy of Sci-
ences' decision to issue its rec-
ommendations on folic acid and
birth defect prevention.
"Although the popularity of
low-carbohydrate diets is wan-
ing, many women still restrict
their intake of folic acid-enriched
grain products such as breads,


cereals, rice and pastas when try-
ing to curb calorie intake," Bailey
said. "Many women of childbear-
ing age might not understand
that lowering their intake of
enriched grains could increase
their risk of having a pregnancy
affected by a birth defect."
To get enough folic acid every
day, women should take a daily
multivitamin and include forti-
fied grains as part of a healthy
diet that includes folate-rich
foods such as orange juice, dark
green leafy vegetables, strawber-
ries, and legumes such as
peanuts and kidney beans, Bailey
said.
About 3,000 babies in the
United States including 80
babies in Florida are born
each year with a neural tube
defect, resulting in substantial
emotional and financial impacts
on affected families. "Taking a
multivitamin with 400 micro-
grams of folic acid every day is
such a simple thing to do yet can


return huge benefits with regard
to the health of a mother and her
children," she said.
Bailey and Rampersaud,
along with Gail Kauwell, a pro-
fessor in the food science and
human nutrition department,
oversee the Florida Folic Acid
Coalition, which is currently sup-
ported by UF/IFAS and the March
of Dimes, Florida Chapter.
The Florida coalition works
closely with the National Council
on Folic Acid in Alexandria, VA.
Other coalition members include
the Florida Department of
Health, the Florida Birth Defects
Registry and the University of
South Florida.
Adriane Griffen, chair of the
national council, said, "Consider-
ing that half of all pregnancies
are unplanned, it is especially
important that all women of
childbearing age take folic acid
daily to help prevent neural tube
defects even before they are
thinking of becoming pregnant."


Be aware of all of your folic acid needs now


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
announces National Folic Acid
Awareness Week Jan. 9-15, 2006.
The purpose is to inform Floridi-
ans about the benefits of includ-
ing folic acid in their everyday
food and vitamin consumption.
"Folic acid is a vitamin needed
daily by all men and women,"
said DOH Deputy Health Secre-
tary Nancy Humbert, M.S.N.,
A.R.N.P. "Including folic acid in
your everyday diet reduces the
risks of certain birth defects in
infants as well as certain dis-
eases."
Folate, the naturally occurring
form of the vitamin, is found in


foods including leafy green veg-
etables, citrus fruits, peanuts,
oatmeal and cereal. It is also
added to some foods or taken as
a folic acid vitamin supplement.
Folate or folic acid is important
for proper growth and develop-
ment that helps the body to
replace cells.
Folic acid may help to reduce
the risks of many diseases and
conditions including:
Coronary heart disease and
stroke;
Certain cancers, such as
colon, breast and cervical can-
cer; and,
Diseases that affect the
brain or mental functions such as


Alzheimer's, dementia and
depression.
Folic acid is especially impor-
tant for women capable of
becoming pregnant. Many
women do not realize that up to
70 percent of certain birth
defects could be prevented
through adequate consumption
of folic acid. Studies show that
folic acid must be consumed
prior to and in the first few weeks
of pregnancy to reduce the risk of
having a baby with certain birth
defects of the brain and spine,
including spina bifida, the lead-
ing cause of childhood paralysis.
The Florida Folic Acid Coali-
tion suggests the following


amounts of folic acid per day:
Infants and children (0-13-
years-old: 65-300 mcg
Teenagers (14-18-years-
old): 400 mcg
Adults (19-years-old or
older): 400 mcg
Pregnant women: 600 mcg
Lactating women: 500 mcg
The Florida VitaGrant pro-
gram, an initiative of the March
of Dimes in partnership with
DOH,started in January 2005.
The program seeks to educate
women about folic acid by pro-
viding free multi-vitamins and
educational materials. Up to
150,000 bottles of free multi-vita-
mins will be distributed yearly


the statewide through 2007. For
more information about the Vita-
Grant project, please contact
Project Manager Elizabeth
Jensen at (850) 245-4465.
DOH protects and promotes
the health and safety of all peo-
ple in Florida through the deliv-
ery of quality public health serv-
ices and the promotion of health
care standards. For more infor-
mation about folic acid, please
visit DOH's Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us/family/mch/
vg/vg.html. Additional informa-
tion about Florida's Folic Acid
Coalition Web site can be found
at www.folicacidnow.net.


She said research shows that
folic acid may reduce the risk of
other birth defects, such as heart
defects, cleft lip and cleft palate,
and may also help reduce the risk
of cardiovascular disease,
Alzheimer's disease, and colon
and breast cancer. Both men and
women may benefit from taking
folic acid to reduce risks for
some chronic diseases.
"We encourage everyone to
take 400 micrograms of folic acid
every day," she said. "The pre-
liminary research findings are
exciting, and we believe that tak-
ing adequate amounts of folic
acid can be beneficial for men
and women of all ages."
For more information about
folic acid and National Folic Acid
Awareness Week, visit the Web
site of the National Council on
Folic Acid,
www.folicacidinfo.org or the
Florida Folic Acid Coalition,
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Association, our state-wide
organization of professional
growers and landscapers.
FNGLA growers have been
busy producing these plants to
make them available to con-
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below that works for your land-
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high levels of professionalism.
This second group of plants
described today will include
plants that will fit into the land-
scape: a flowering shrub, two
landscape palms and a flowering
vine.
Several different species of
shrubs have been named pow-
der-puff. They are named for their
fuzzy puff-ball flower clusters that
come in various shades of red or
pink. They are all members of the
bean family, and are medium to
large in size. Powderpuffs pro-
duce several trunks with low
branches that are covered by
compound leaves that stay green
all year.
The Dwarf Red Powderpuff
(Calliandra emarginata) is a bit
different because of its smaller
size, and can be maintained at
heights as short as three-four feet.
This smaller height can make it
suitable for growing it in contain-
ers. It has brilliant red colored
flowers throughout much of the
warm season. The two-three-
inch round puffballs are actually
flower clusters that occasionally
produce seedpods.
A native of southern Mexico
and Central America, it is well
adapted to our local climate, and
does best in full sun and moist
(hut not damp) soil. Powderpuffs
are reported to be good for


attracting hummingbirds.
If properly placed, it will have
few pest problems. However, in
the spring these shrubs are some-
times visited, but rarely bothered
by, hordes of thorn bugs, which I
wrote about in a column a couple
years ago. (Let me know if you'd
like a copy.)
The Wild Indian Date Palm
(Phoenix sylvestris) is a specimen
plant that screams out "Welcome
to the tropics." With its slightly
curving fronds and bumpy trunk,
it is adding interest to many Flori-
da Yards.
The date palms are known for
their drought tolerance and fairly
slow growth. They are well suited
to Florida conditions if they are
not over-watered and are provid-
ed with regular applications of
palm fertilizer. The date palms
have the typical diamond-shaped
leaf scars on the trunk of the tree,
and produce feather-shaped
fronds with nasty sharp spines at
the base of these leaves. Most are
single trunked palms, including
the Wild Indian Date Palm.
This Plant of the Year is differ-
ent from other Date Palms due to
its bluish-green leaf color. As it
matures, a skirt of aerial roots will
be seen at the swollen base of the
trunk. It is reported to be faster
growing that the Canary Island
Date Palm, so it should be a little
bit less expensive to purchase.
Date plans hybridize easily, so be
sure of what you are buying.
Also known as the Toddy
palm, the Wild Date is native to
India and Pakistan. It grows to 40
feet tall and is hardy in most of
Florida. In its native areas, the sap
from the flowers stalks is collect-
ed and boiled down for sugar or
fermented into an alcoholic bev-
erage (toddy).
Florida Thatch Palm (Thrinax
radiata) is a much smaller speci-
men palm and is a Florida native.
It may be found in the coastal
forests of South Florida, Mexico,


Central America, and much of the
northern Caribbean islands.
It is an attractive, medium
sized (to 20 feet) solitary-trunked
fan palm. With a slender, smooth
trunk, the fronds are dark green,
glossy, circular fan-shaped leaves
with drooping leaf tips. (A close
relative is the Key thatch palm,
which has shorter bluish fronds.)
It is well adapted to sunny,
well drained, lime rock based
soil, in the tropics and sub-trop-
ics. Noted for its salt tolerance,
the Thatch Palm may be a bit
more cold-sensitive than some
would like for our area of the
Sunshine State. If you have a
frost-protected area, consider this
slow growing native for your
Florida Yard.
Our final selection for the 2006
Plants of the year is a flowering
vine similar to one known to
northern transplants. Amethyst
Falls Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens
'Amethyst Falls') is a selection
from a North American native
plant that is a tamer version of its
invasive Japanese and Chinese
cousins.
Wisteria vines can rapidly
grow to cover trellises or fences,
and through most of the growing
season produce clusters of bril-
liantly bluish flowers. 'Amethyst
Falls' has been described as a
miniature version of the Chinese
or Japanese varieties. Its growth
rate is less than the exotic vari-
eties. In a few years it may reach
10 to 15 feet tall, but lacks the
strength to tear down any wood-
en supports.
It does not appear to produce
seedpods, unlike the exotics that
reseed readily. It has an aromatic
scent that most find attractive, but
some persons say it is musky. The
blooms are attractive to hum-
mingbirds and butterflies. And, a
very young plaht will bloom early,
sometimes in the nursery pot,
which is unheard of for either Chi-
nese or Japanese wisteria.


USDA grants assistance to


avocado producers in Florida


GAINESVILLE The U.S.
Department of Agriculture's For-
eign Agricultural Service approved
a petition filed by avocado produc-
ers in Florida under the Trade
SAdjustment Assistance (TAA) for
Farmers program. Producers may
now apply for TAA benefits as of
Jan.3.
Under the TAA program, USDA
provides technical assistance and
cash benefits to farmers and certain
fishermen if imports of a like or
directly competitive commodity
contributed importantly to a
decline in producer prices and a
loss of net farm or fishing income.
After an investigation, FAS deter-


mined that imports of avocados
contributed importantly to a
decline in avocado producer prices
in Florida during 2005 when com-
pared to the applicable 1999-2004
base-period.
Avocado producers who pro-
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must apply for TAA benefits
between Jan. 3, and April 4. Pro-
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ms/mainservlet or from their local
Farm Service Agency (FSA) service
center. Service center locations
may be obtained by checking local
phone listings or by accessing the


Internet at http://www.fsa.
usda.gov and clicking on "your
local office." General information
about the TAA program can be
found on the p'?oram's Web site at
http://www.fas.usda.govi/:1,- a/ta
a.asp.
TAA benefits will include free
technical instructions to enhance
farming income. Financial pay-
ments will also be made to appli-
cants who complete their technical
training by Sept. 29, and satisfy cer-
tain income criteria. Producers
receiving TAA payments may also
apply to the U.S. Department of
Labor for job retraining.


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reserves the right to accept
S anor reject all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement'. All
ads accepted are subject to
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
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restricted to their proper
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


ALASKAN MALAMUTE- Pure-
bred, found Dec 31st on SW
16th Ave, well behaved,
loves kids, call to identify
(863)763-8650.
COW Found in vic. of 120th
St NE, Deer Run Ranch.
Please call to identify.
(863)763-2936
Found Property, 1 Snapper
Riding Lawn Mower 1 Murray
Riding Mower. Unable to lo-
cate property owners. Please
contact Lt. Joe Lee or Inv.
Charles White at the Hendry
county Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division at
863-674-4630


CHIHUAHUA MIX: Curled Tail.
Lost off Cowboy Way. Male.
Please call (863)673-4642
CREDIT CARD: Lost @ Wal-
Mart Parking Lot on Tuesday
morning. Call to ID.
(863)763-6009 ask for Linn
DOG- White with black spots.
Friendly, Orange collar. Lost
12/25/05 Vic. of Oak Park
area. (863)697-9878
HUSKY/SHEPHERD MIX, Fe-
male, Tan w/black saddle &
white mask. Vicinity of Taylor
Creek Isles. (863)357-4576
MIX SMALL BREED, Only 3
mo's., Tan, Male, Answers to
"Dewey". Vic. of Kiwanis Thrift
Store on 1/2 (863)612-0814


BALDWIN Electric organ,
needs work, looks very good
(863)763-7090
MIXED BREED PUPS- 9, Will
be large dogs. Browns/
blacks/golds/whites. To Good
Homes Only! (239)841-0792




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Moore Haven, FL 33471

Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487

Equal Opportunity Employer

NEEDED
operation in HENDRY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
a. Must have
n repairing Field Technician for Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license
quip. Call is required.
7:00am-9pm
2006 Postal Custodian must be able to work evenings.
i o n s Custodial technician light electrical work and floor cleaning.
00+/hr. Full Must be able to work evenings & weekends.
Training and
Experience Attendant for Recycling must be able to operate a forklift. CDL
0)584-1775 license preferred.
ECRETARY All positions are full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick
usy Sod & and vacation leave.

mmunication Applications must be received by January 26, 2006, Job
unis a mtion descriptions and applications can be obtained in the Satellite
ils a must. Office in Clewiston and the Courthouse in LaBelle in the HR
us, but not Department.
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Inc. $64,928Salary
Closing: 01-18-06

livery The City of Belle Glade is seeking a
professional and innovative visionary
)river with excellent communication and
led leadership skills. Requires BS/BA in
CDL Public Administration or closely related
field; minimum of five years.
'eman Send employment application material to:
ers City of Belle Glade
nse Attn: Vivian Hunter
hired Director of Human Resources
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
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491 ACCOUNTING CLERK
King Ranch-Florida, currently has a
position available for an Accounting Clerk.
Requires basic knowledge of accounting
principles and knowledge of computer
spreadsheet applications. A minimum of
1 year prior accounting / bookkeeping
and computer experience required.
Valid Florida drivers required.
Complete benefit package.
p looking for Interested candidates, Please call
and outside 561)996-7257
territory up- 61 -7257
year. Call for EOE / Drug-Free Workplace.
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Enjoy OUTSTANDING benefits, EXCELLENT pay,
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Cocktail Server $5.50 plus grats
Tad Clerk $21 avg. w/grats
Dining Room Host $8.00
Poker Brush $8.00
Housekeeper $9.00
Players Club $10.00
Cashier $9.50
Vault Cashier $9.50
Security Officer $10.00
Line Cook $10.00
Prep Cook $8.00

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Seminole Casino, HR Dept., 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL 34142
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1700 E. Palm Beach Rd. 1 II I
Belle Glade, Florida
Call TOLL FREE |
1-800-876-6788 0lOmobe
Social Work
P/TLearning Specialist TKM-Bengard Farms
This PART-TIMEposition and Cypress Cooling
will assist students with the Cypress
Student Learning Center
and providesupporto Have immediate openings for
centers operations incl. experienced truck drivers
tutor students developing &
evaluating assessment
instruments & promoting Please apply in person at:
the centerto staff & 2305 Cypress Lane
students. Reqs. Bachelors 2305 ypr Lane
degree & 1-3 yrs. related Belle Glade FL 33430
exp. Learn more or apply
on-line at www.pbcc.edu or
submit your completed (561)996-1980
application package to the
Office of Human Resources
Palm Beach
Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue, CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lake Worth, FL 33461,
fax 561-868-3131. The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes
EOE/AA/VP/ADA for the Chamber Executive Director Dosition.


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Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
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The position requires general office &
financial management skills. Applicants must also
demonstrate abilities to supervise office staff &
to represent the Chamber in community & regional forums.
Resumes should be submitted by:
January 15th, 2006 to the
Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Personnel Committee,
PO. Box 275,
Clewiston, FL 33440


SEEKING COMPANION: for 46
year old male. No Drugs, No
Alcohol. (863)261-7046 Okee-
chobee area.
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc.
Lets meet' (863)946-3123


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Employment
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




Administrative Assistant
Construction Field Office:
Administrative Assistant for
3yr project in Eastern
Hendry Co, 20 mi south of
Clewiston. Min. of 2yrs exp.
Adaptable, good communi-
cation, organization,
MS Office skills.
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm
Fax resume to:
1-866-857-9504
Soil Testing Technician
Construction Field Office:
2 positions available.
Soil Testing Tech for 3 yr
project in:
Eastern Hendry Co, 20 mi
south of Clewiston.
Soil Testing Tech for 3yr
project in:
Southern Palm Beach Co,
20 mi south of Belle Glade.
Min. of 2 yrs exp.
Perform soil tests,
Troxler cert. preferred.
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4.30pm.
Fax resume to:
1-866-857-9504

AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY JACKSONVILLE'S CDL
SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ITS
GRAND OPENING! *Financ-
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(866)889-0210.


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prove customer service. Ap-
ply now at:
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BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting
applications for:
housekeeping,
front desk, and
maintenance.
Apply within.
CENTRAL MOBILE HOME OF
CLEWISTON
Looking for Bi-lingual
Receptionist with good office
& telephone skills.
35hr week, 10am-5pm.
Please call for more info at
(863)983-4663
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
South of South Bay, $11.00
per hr., Drug Free Work-
place, (239)595-5388.
CYPRESS TRUCK LINES, INC
Driver Designed Dispatch.
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welcome. Home Every
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(800)545-1351 www.cy-
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Florida-Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

Irrigation Supervisor

Needed for farm in LaBelle.
Must have 2 years
previous experience with
Motorola Irrinet computers.
Previous Farm experience
preferred but not required.
Apply at:
805 E. Main St., Immokalee
or call Flor Jimenez @
239-657-4421

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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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Full ume- Ine ura.nce Billei
3 yrs in a hospital or medical office setting pref.
Knowle geable of 3rd party reimbursements, co-pays, med
terminology,. UB-92, 1500 claim forms.
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
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LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II (Reference,
Belle Glade) $12.80/hr. Schedules use
of public Internet computers. Assists pa-
trons with the use of the Internet, word
processing computers;" network printer
and copy machines. Presents hands-on
and lecture-style computer classes to the
public. Requires HS/eq. and 2 yrs of col-
lege-level course work (must specify
60-sem./90-qtr. hrs. or AS/AA OR 1 yr.
college-level course work (30-sem./45-
qtr. hrs.) and 2 yrs exp. working in a li-
brary. Prefer exp. using Windows operat-
ing system/Internet/Microsoft Office
products. Visit www.pbcgov.com for de-
tailed job description & employment appl.
Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref.
doc. for receipt by 5pm 1/20/06 to Palm
Beach County HR, 50 S. Military Trail
#210, WPB, FL 33414 Fax
561/616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


The City of Moore Haven is accept-
ing applications for a Water Plant
Trainee and Maintenance Worker.
Applications and job descriptions
can be picked up at City Hall at 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM.


The City of Moore Haven is
accepting applications for a
Cashier/Filing Clerk. Applications
and job descriptions can be
picked up at City Hall at 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471, Monday thru Friday
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM.


Lykes Bros. Inc Ranch Division has an
immediate opening for the following position:

RANCH HAND
Must have own tack &
saddle, experience helpful.

Applications accepted
Monday-Friday 8am-3pm
106 SW County Rd 721


Okeechobee, FL
AA/EOEIM/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace


FAMILY RESOURCE COUNSELOR

LaBelle office is looking for an
experienced bi-lingual counselor
with a social worker background.
Full time with benefits.
Send resume to:
CCSWFL
4315 Metro Pkwy.
Fort Myers, FL. 33916
Attn: N. Coker


Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow withP

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Calo1sa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer

Assistant Chemist $15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Collect, deliver, prepare and perform labora-
tory analysis to control the refinery process such as but not
limited to Brix, pH, Color, Sediment, etc.
Responsibilities:
Perform simple analysis and operate laboratory equipment.
Maintain equipment and work area in accordance with CGMR
Participate in training sessions related to the position.
*Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Production/Maintenance Technician
(Environmental & Safety) $15.87 per hour (plus benefits)
Primary Function: Ensures the safe and proper disposal of haz-
ardous and solid waste.
Responsibilities:
*Inspects chemical and fuel containment areas, fire extin-
guishers, petroleum and chemical spill kits, signage, etc.
*Operates powered industrial truck.
*Performs routine environmental and safety and inspections.
Capable of working with minimum supervision.
Note: in order to be considered for the above opportunities,
you must complete the Trades Operator Selection Test (TOST).
Test preparation materials are available in the Clewiston, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay public libraries.
Please stop in at our employment office and schedule a test
date after completing an application. We are located on W C
Owen Ave. in the last building on the left prior to entering the
plant.
Administrative Assistant (accounting skills)
If you are analytical and enjoy a variety of challenging duties,
please explore US Sugar. We are seeking a candidate that can
analyze and compile statistical data while working in a dynamic
team environment. For immediate consideration, please email
you resume to mnelson@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889
United States Sugar Processing is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace and per-
form pre-employment substance abusetesting.








Fast Growing Wendy's Franchise
has Team Member Career
Opportunities in Clewiston
Competitive Salary plus Incentives
Medical, Dental & Life Insurance
Comprehensive Training
Opportunity for Advancement
5 Day Work Week
Health/Dental/Life Insurance

If you have a desire to succeed and
enjoy being a team player, submit your
resume today!

Fax: (941)639-8357
Phone: (239)349-0271



WORKSITE AIDE

To work with adults with mental retardation or oth-
er developmental disabilities. Duties include: As-
sist instructor with implementation of individual
program plans, assist adults with disabilities in
daily living skills, drive a 15 passenger van (CDL
required), some computer skills required, excellent
benefits (drug free workplace, Equal Opportunity
Employer, background screening required & DOT
physical) Call Paul Maccarone at 996-9513 to ap-
ply and schedule interview.
Closing date 02/01/06

Glades Area ARC
4250 N.W. 16th Street (S.R. 715)
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
561-996-9583 (phone)
561-996-8692 (fax)


CLEWISTON CHILD CARE
CENTER DIRECTOR

Harlem Academy Child Care Center is
seeking an experienced Center Director.
BS/BA degree required with experience
in all aspects of center operations. Send
resume to R.S. 4315 Metro Pkwy. Fort
Myers, FL 33916, FAX 239-278-3031.
E-mail BobS@ccswfl.org.
EOE Drug Free Workplace


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
currently has openings at our Big
Cypress Reservation Gas Station/
Convenience Store for:

Food Prep and
Service Associates
Prepare, cook, serve food. Set up
& closing of grill. Cleaning duties
as needed. Previous exp. preferred.
HS dip/GED pref. Flex hours.

Sales Associate
Work with store merch., operate
cash register, stock shelves.
Maintain & clean store.
Customer Service. HS dip/
GED pref. Flex hours.

Fuel & food allowance + excellent
benefits (med/dental, 401K).

Resumes to:
editharill(@semtribe.com
or fax 954-967-3477. Details
@ www.seminoletribe.com
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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

CallAlina @ 863-946-0707x 208
for more details.


HEALTHCARE

Explore a New Place
For Your Skills!

When you join the Prison
Health Services team, you
will experience a unique ca-
reer environment that offers
you the opportunity to leave
the ordinary behind. Join our
team at the Glades Correc-
tional Institution in one of
these immediate openings:
*LPNs/Medical
Assistants
FT and PRN all shifts
*Lab Tech
FT At lease 1 year experi-
ence required. Computer
knowledge and corrections
experience preferred.
We offer excellent compen-
sation and benefits. Contact
Marilyn Burns at:
561-829-1441 or fax re-
sume to: 561-996-8995.
EEO/AA www.prison-
health.com

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in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420i
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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jalnesonc@
hendry.ki2.fl.us




ACCIDENT INJURED All Per-
sonal Injury *WRONGFUL
DEATH *AUTO *MOTORCY-
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ISE/PRODUCT *ANIMAL
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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



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your used items by
selling them in the
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ARBORIST CERTIFIED
(formerly) Tree Service.
Removal, Pruning, Stump
grinding, Landscaping, Tree
Planting and Hauling. Call
Thomas (727)585-8379
Cell Largo Florida


Licensed

Practical

Nurse


The Seminole Tribe of Florida has an
opening for an LPN at our Health
Clinic at our Big Cypress Reservation.
Provide ambulatory Nursing services
& phone triage. Administer meds,
therapeutic treatments & diagnostic
testing. Assist w/ transport. Home
visits. Active FL LPN lic. required.
Current BLS certification.
Email resume to:
galtman()semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477

For more details visit us online at:
www.semtribe.com


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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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials5-10
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Ch;pa, G.iassi re, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570'
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 5.:0
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 610
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
AveJ&lstSt. 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


MAYTAG elec. Oven/Range 4
burner, super capacity, needs
cord, w/free toaster oven $75
(863)612-9233 aft. 5pm
Microwave Oven- Sharp Over-
sized, Carousel, White, like
new $50 (239)810-3312
REFRIGERATOR- GE 15 cu ft
& 10 cu ft Crossley Refrig-
erator, both good cond, $85
for both or will sep
(863)763-7613.


REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore
14cf, glass sliding shelves,
less than 18 mos old, $200
(863)635-5826 Frostproof
WASHER, Kenmore, Heavy
Duty, White, Used. Good
condition. $175.
(863)467-1973
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty, White. New, Never
used. $275. (863)467-1973



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you written a book? Publish
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ext.1738 or www.traf-
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ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO
50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to 100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
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.



BATHROOM VANITY- New
30", Oak, with sink and fau-
cet, $100 (863)675-1634
FENCE PANELS (18) 6ftx8ft
$250 (863)357-6423 or
(561)239-5627
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
POWER POLE: $40.
(863)673-9200
WINDOW SHUTTERS- White,
can be painted any color
$20. (863)763-1596
WINDOWS (4) 2 are 57" W x
64"H, 1 is 40"W x 55" H, 1
is 36"W x 37.5"H, slide side-
ways $300 (863)467-5943
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DUKES OF HAZARD '80-Radio
Controlled Gen. Lee car. In
box. Excellent condition. $45
(856)358-8625
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
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
HESS '87 TRUCK In box.
$75 (856)358-8625
SET OF 12 PLATES: "Western
Memories". By Rosemary
Calder. $780.
(863)467-1484


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DUMB BELL SET: 5 to 25 LB
Sw/rack. $50 (863)467-5299
ELECTRIC TREADMILL- great
shape, Only $100
(863)675-2690.
TONY LITTLE GAZELLE- Has
Heart, pulse, calorie, tape &
manual included. Good con-
dition. $100. (863)902-9469
WEIGHT BENCH w/leg lift,
160lbs of weights, additional
weight lift bar $80
(863)467-5756



OLYPTICAL TRAINER Brand
new condition $150
(561)248-7327


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COMPUTER Gateway, com-
plete, all disks, $300 or trade
for Pistol. (772)461-8822 Ft.
Pierce.
COMPUTER, Pentium 3, Win-
dows XP Lots of games. w/,
monitor, mouse, keyboard.
$175 866-855-0158.
COMPUTER SUPPLIES- print-
er, monitor and printer $50
(863)763-7090
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Pen-
tium 4, dvd/cd-rw, wind. xp,
games, monitor, keyboard,
ext. $350 866-855-0158.


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
BR SUITE Dresser w/ mirror,
2 nightstand's, queen sz bed
frame & headboard. $100 or
best offer (863)634-8734
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/ 2 end tables. $150 for all,
will separate. (863)467-1325
COMPUTER DESK Asking
$30 (863)763-7090
DAYBED w/ trundle. Good
condition. $200 or best offer.
(863)675-1742
DINING table plus 6 chairs,
metal frame glass top, $600
(239)289-6782
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Pine,
All wood, Large, with 35"
JVC TV included $500.
(863)675-0378
FAMILY room set, incld, 3pc
sectional, matching over-
stuffed chair, 3 metalic/glass
tables $1800 (239)289-6782
LOVE SEAT ROCKER- Brown,
Wood frame, Royal blue
cushions $100.
(863)763-2957
LOVESEAT & CHAIR made
from the "Pine Factory". Excel-
lent condition. $150 or best
offer (863)634-8734
MATTRESS BOXSPRING &
FRAME- Twin size, asking
$40 (863)467-8268.
MURPHY BED: Full size in Oak
Cabinet. New mattress. 6 yrs.
old. Pd. $2500, Now sacrifice
@ $850 (863)357-6530
Seclional L-shaped, w/2 re-
cliners, black w/pink & blue,
pin stripe, very good cond.,
$800 neg. (863)634-2094
SECTIONAL- medium blue, 5
pc $100 (863)634-3740
SOFA: L Shaped, 3 sec. w/qu.
sleeper, 2 Recliners w/heat &
massage. Pd. over $2000, Sell
for $500. (863)517-1273
SOFA TABLE: 50"x15"x26"T,
Computer Desk: 52"x27"56"T
w/slide kybrd shelf & drawers.
$200 will sep. 863-675-4792
TWIN BEDS (2) Really good .
condition Complete $150
(561)248-7327
WATERBED FRAME -King size
Canopy style. Wood grain.
$200,or best offer. Call & I
will email pics. (863)447-0566



GOLF CART E-Z Go. Good
condition. Good batteries &
charger. $650
(863)675-0255
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
SHOTGUN, high standard
pump, 12 gauge, good
cond., $300 or trade for pis-
tol, $300. (772)461-8822
WINCHESTER MODEL12- Pi-
geon Grade Trap. 98% excel-
lent condition. $1200. or
best offer. (937)215-0307
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S 863-677-1010 863-983-3508


CBS New Construction Only-99
available. 3 bd/2 bath/1 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?
MonptrA ie tiSl Tl St.
next-,... i.' t -Iigh,
Dry & Cleared BRING MEAN OFFER!
BANK FORECLtU, L3eedroom 2
bath stilt ,:u ,i rf.j work, on
1.25 ac. -.6.5 L I Y tiV, 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*- 11 available.
Rark iln contracts arrenterl


e llablaEspsanol

Nice 2bd/11/2ba house w/ florida room
that can be used as a3rd bedroom. Also
has 1 bd/1 ba efficiency. Located close to
our elementary schools.
Give me a call; I would love to show it to
you.
Cathy S. Garcia is a life-long resident
of Clewiston and
newest member of our team.


1) Business Opportunityl 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) Moore Haven. 3 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home with large rear deck, built
in bbq, Oversize ULiving Room with cathe-
dral ceilings, beautiful kitchen and for-
mal dining room. Won't last at $124,900
MLS# 200540984
3) New in '04! 4 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

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.


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) New Listing!! 8 acres in Montura
Ranch. 7 buildable lots (4@ 1.25
acres and 3@ 1 acre) Great invest-
ment with frontage on Pine Cone and
Hacienda. Listed at $299,900
3) Del Monte Ave 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
CBS home on over acre. Only Y2
mile from the marinas and Lake
Okeechobee. Call for appointment.
$259,900 MLS#: 200520398
4) Montura Ranch Estates
Large home-over 4000 sq.ft- on
1.25 acres near the front of
Montura. Home needs work.
Priced for quick sale at
$174,900 MLS#: 200528863
5) Montura Ranch Estates 3
bedrooom/2 bath on 1.25 acres.
New tile in Kitchen. Great loca-
tion-just off of Pine Cone. Priced
to sell at $119,900 MLS#:
200520638
6) Pioneer Plantation 3 bed-
room/2 bath on 2.5 acres. Very
private with many oaks and pine
trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 MLS#: 200514439
Buying or selling?
Call the
professionals at
Sugar Realty!


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 ofa kind! 3 bedroom 2.5 bath
home on Del Monte. Almost 3500
sq. ft. under air. Caged pool & Spa
with poolside kitchen. Separate
office building with half bath. Could
easily be converted to a 4 or 5 bed-
room home. Too many extras to list.
Photos & info on realtor.com
MLS#200521924.
Owner says make an offer!
2.5 Acres on 1 1th Street.
Secluded lot with lots of trees.
Only $79K
Moore Haven River Gardens
7 Lots Available. New
Construction in Growing Area.
Build Your Dream Home Here!
Meyerchick Drive, Lot #15, on
the pond @$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 acres in
Montura at $89.9K


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Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265

1)Great Location! 3bd/2ba CBS
Home One Block From Roland
Martins Marina. Fenced Back Yard,
Tiled Through-out. Potential for 4th
Bedroom. $209,9K.
2)W.Ventura 2bd/1ba. in Brand
New Condition Ready to Move in.
Hard wood Floors, New Appliances,
8ft. Privacy Fence, Big Back Yard.
Don't Miss On This Great Deal!
$97K.
3)Reduced For Quick Sale: 1.09
Acres. 2bd/2ba MH in MRE. Walking
Distance From Mary Lou's Store.
Price Reduced to $60K.
4)New 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!
2bd2ba MH w/ extra lot, *Included
In Purchase Price*. Partially fur-
nished & Squeaky Clean! $139,9K

J Ashley
S P. Wood

S863-228-1132

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


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Maribel
Gonzalez

561-722-7347
1 Se abl a Espanol
NEW YEAR'S PARTY w/ all your
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


30 acres of pasture and woods in
Ladeca. $25,000.00/acre. Rarecorm-
binationofsedusioninanaturalsetting!
5 wooded acres in Ladeca. $150K
Call meforvacantland. Lots oraeage.


altor!


Sam J.
Walker

863-677-1013


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

Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol

New Listing! 3BD/2BA Nice
Kept,Many Fruit Trees,New A/C ,
Horseshoe Acres @ $145k
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
wells- IifNM tI. ar
garage on big ot. urry- don't
Last! $199.9K


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lag Sreened PRch
AMUSrSEE$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
SListings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*2 Duplexes 2BR, 1BA each unit
$229,000
ACREG, .LND LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details


MONTURA
Wooded 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 Nogsl $145,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
IGHLANDS COUNTY
* 80 Acres w/great development
potential, $23,500 per acre
* 10 Acres wlDblWd Mobile Home,
$29,000 per acre


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MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505 ,

s& AAssociates
S .Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157




MOORE HAVEN'S NEWEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE
YOUR ONLY jCA PREAL TO I TOWN!
Specializing In New Construction Resale Invcsmlent Vacant Land Commercial Property
Serving Buckead Ridge, Clewiston, Ladeca, Lakeport, Moore Haven, Montura Ranch Estates, Ortona & Pioneer.
Phone: 863-946-3900 Fax: 863-946-3902
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven IB ,.
RENT OR LEASE OPT. To Bu VE RG AIDE
New CBS 3/2 II iLAD
Moore Haven River Gardens. REALTY, INC.
Jeffrey A Davis Lic Real Estate Broker
SOME OF OUR LISTINGS:
40 acres zoned agricultural, LaBelle. Call For More Information
Want to go fishing? Ask about 3/2 M/-I 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 O, Moore Haven. $224,900
Beautiful M/H lot in Ortona, fenced, close to the Intercostal, $40,000.00
Montura Ranches, SZAajP2e~blfd SI sa Avenue, $39,900.00
Beautiful Lot Avenue B, Moore Haven, Just Reduced from $15,000.00 to $ 13,700.00
Moore Haven River Gardens lots starting at $38,000.00
"Coming Soon" RIVERS EDGE 1/3 acre tracts, River view quite community close to
lake call for details. Homes by Brian Sullivan NO REALTORS PLEASE!!


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
.......... (863) 983-6663
SaIS (863) 983-9770
SWEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215
RESIDENTIAL New Construction 3BR/2BA MONTURA
2 House ik Harbor Sugarland Circle LOTS AVAILABLE
3BR, 2 I R, 1BA 2BR2BA home, detached CALL FOR DETAILS
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'x30' metal buidling CBS Tri-Plex Unitl 4BR, 3BR,2BA, 1.25ac. $160,000
$162,000 2BA Unit 2 2BR 1BA $45,000e bysdedeared
3BR, 2BA $265,000 Unit 3 2BR, 1 BA 5acresPioneer $120,000
3B ,. % IV. le $279,000
$1N 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 Commeridal Building 75'x120'
20.5BA 2 Story3B,,, r lk e onUS 27CallForDetails
$199,000I $1niG Ie +
4BR, 3BA Ridgewood1
$410,000 3BR, 2BA Easy e $82,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA with study and 4BR/2BA 2003 DWMH & Apt. $173,000
pool. New Subdivision with 30'x50' metal building
pool. New Subdivision 2.1 e ,900
$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!!"


CRYSTAL LAMPS (2) $50 EARN DEGREE online from BEAGLE- male, friendly, good YORKIES, ACA Reg. Small/ GENERATOR Coleman Pow-
both or will separate. home. *Medical, *Business w/ kids. $200 Adorable, Born 11/25th, Avail. ermate. 6250watt. Onlyused
(863)467-1325 *Paralegal, *Computers. Job (863)763-5883 Feb. 1st. Parents on premises. once. $400 (863)675-2199
l Is I Placement Assistance. Com- CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES (2) $500. (863)763-6778 or(239)896-8278
puter & Financial aid if quail- males, UKC & CKC regis- YOUNG DOVES- various col- HONDA GENERATOR 18hp, 8k
LIFT CHAIR ik nw ni fy. (866)858-2121 tered, all shots, vet. cert. ors $15 each continuous watt, new never
on. $425R www.onlinetidewater- $400 each. (863)763-3073 (863) 675-6214 after 6 pm. used, $2000 (863)467-5756
Ston. $425.(863)467-4328 tech.com (863) 675-6214 after 6 p.
Three Wheel Cart heavy duty CHOCOLATE LAB 3% yrs LaBelle area.
1.5 y/o $875 MEDICARE "D" DRUG PLAN old, neutered. Needs room top
(863)675-2596 Moving CONSULTANTS Independent run & someone to play with.
mustsell! Physician Managed. We $150.neg. (863)824-0703 LIVESTOCK TRAILER- double
WHEEL CHAIRSAVE YOU MONEY GERMAN SHEPHERD- female, HOT TUB- 6 man $500. (813)6751614
WHEEL CHAIR goodcondi- We Work For YOU, Not Insu- spayed, 3yrs old, $100 (863)763-2957 WANTED:FLART
tion, light weight $30 rance Companies CALL (863)763-2957WANTED: FLART
(863)357-0690 (888)325-PILL WWW.ME- (863)357-3026. A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
I m flDICAREDRUGHELRNET. LOVE BIRDS- 2 beautiful, SPORT TUB- '03, 2 person, 5 H Newton, G.Buckner,E.
about 5 yrs old, with cage, jets, like new, Paid $2200 Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
ROCKING CHAIR- Ornate $80 (863)398-9806 asking $600 (514)710-0094 R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
ARCADE GAME: "Burger Time" wrought iron, iron arch, lat- between 6pm-8pm. BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Large, Coin Operated, Sche- tice work, for weddings MINIATURE PINSCHER- AKC, od$G
matics Show on Screen. $150 (863)675-2392 female, 1 yr old, $400 w/ pa-
$500. (239)823-2851 pers (863)634-8118. Ag Clt e
DIESEL TANK- 260 gallon, Run your ad STATEWIDE!!! PARROT CAGE- White w/ HOT DOG MACHINE Steam-
3'Tx2.5'Wx5'L Brand new For only $450 you-can place 24x24x27, playpen on top ing Demon, Brand New $500 *
Aluminum. $1000/neg. Call your 25 word classified ad in shelf under cage detachable 86 357-6423 or a *e
Keith (239)872-3714 over 150 newspapers seed$100. (863)357-0037 561)39-5627 .o.
throughout the state reaching5639-5627
FLEA MARKET ITEMS New over 5 MILLION readers. WALKER HOUND PUPPY- Christmas Trees 745
& used. Large inventory. Call this newspaper or Ad- Great hunting dog. Male.* I I Farm Equipment 805
Bring lots of boxes. $400 for vertising Networks of Florida $50. (863)763-3631 Farm Feed,Products 810
all. (863)357-0037 at(866)742-1373. Visit us YORKE 2 old Needs HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old- Farm Miscellaneous 815
all. (863)357-0037 at (866)742-1373. Visit us YORKIE 2 yrs old. Needs er, Vintage, Good shape. Farm Produce 820
GENERATOR, Harley, used, online at www.florida-classi- loving family with time to ap Frm ce 820
2500 wats, starts first try, fieds.com. Display ads also preciate. In/Out. $100 $25.(863)946-3123 FarmServices 8
$250. (863)634-7098 available. (863)697-3805/697-3804 JOGGING STROLLER- 3 Farm Supplies/
wheeled, Tan and gray, Like Services Wanted 830
new. $25. (863)675-2199 or Fertilizer 835
239-896-8278 Horses 840
Landscaping
'ASupplies 845
NETW PAP Livestock 855
NrW S A R AKAI STEREO SYSTEM- Poultry/Supplies 860
NEWS P A R 'A W/Amp, cassette, record Seeds./Plants' 5
player, AM/FM, 2 Ig speakers. Flowers 865
$100.863-763-2458
helps you understand the ..i 0
world around you. COLEMAN POWERMATE APPALOOSA HORSE-
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt Gray/Black, 9 yrs old. Nice
surge, used 1 week, $500 horse for kids/adults. Must
S (863)692-2229 See! $800 863-634-2094


BEAUTIFUL PALIMINO MARE
APHA- 6y/o, great trail horse,
has won money ranch sorting
$6000 (863)697-0497
QUARTER HORSE: Thorough-
bred. 2/2 yrs. old. Very gentle.
Great for kids and adults Ask-
ing $1000. (863)357-0690



Craftsman 2004 6.5hp, 22
inch mulcher cut, Mower,
runs perfect, $150/neg
(863)697-8535
HUSKY 6.5 CHIPPER & ELEC
SPRAYER 15gal, $300 for
both or will sell separate
(863)357-3107
Lawn Mower- 40 inch deck
Craftsman $400
(863)674-1105
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) 41H x
7V2L
For entrance to property.
Good condition. $100 for both
(863)675-4409


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


BILLY COOK RANCH SADDLE
- used 2-3 times, price tag
$1595 will sell for $875
(863)697-0497


Rentals Real Estate MOORE HAVEN 33471

Tia Lj.Tly _., TOP LOCATION-
r*I l Will Divide
Apartments 905 City block nextto court-
Business Places 910 Sale 1005 house, government center,
Commercial Commercial high school, 500 feet on US
Property 915 Property- Sale 1010 #27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Condos/ Condos/ Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Sale1015 Realtor, Insurance, etc.
Farm Property Farms Sale 1020
Rent 925 Houses Sale 1025 Call owner- Pat
House Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030
Land Rent 935 Investment
Resort Property Property Sale 1035
Rent 945 Land Sale 1040
Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045
Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050 Vacant Residential Lot, 1.31
Storage Space Out of State Acres, Lakefront Prop.,
Rent 960 Property -Sale 1055 Montura Ranches $60,000
Property Inspection00 (863)983-3826
Aparments 0 Real Estate Wanted 1065 OtoSty
*Au-l i Resort Propeirty -
Sale 1070o P pt -
1,2 &3BEDROOMS Warehouse Space 1075
HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR Waterfront Property 1080 ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Peace-
RENT. No pets. ful gated community. In-
Call(863)983-4436. PORTLaBlle:Un43/2 credible riverfront and
ff Newly renovated, near schls. mountain view homesites.1
Priced to sell @ $185,200. to 8 acres from the $60s.
Call owner: 863-675-1107. Custom lodge, hiking trails.
miles to natural hot springs.
SEEKING A QUALITY LOG Call (866)292-5762.
HOME MANUFACTURER? BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
Dealers Needed Original Old NA. WINTER SEASON IS
Timer Log Homes High HERE! MUST SEE THE
Commissions, Stability, Sup- BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
port, Value. Contact Mr. Hen- MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
-Build To Suit- ry (800)467-3006 NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
www.oldtimerloghomes.com Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
Up To 10,000 SQ. FT. Find t faster Sell it sooe ments. Cherokee Mountain
inBtheclassiffeds Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Belle Glade Area Murphy www.cherokee-
When doingthose choes is mountainrealty.com Call for
doing you in, it's time to Free Brochure
look for a helper in the (800)841-5868.
classified. Government Foreclosed
Homes!!! $0 or Low Down!
Buying a car? Look in No credit OK! Bank & Gov't
OFFICE SPACE with or without the classified. Selling Repos available now! HUD,
Warehouse. 1324 S. Main St. a car? Look in the VA, FHA For Listings
Belle Glades. (561)996-4524 classified. (800)749-2750.


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Automobiles TRUCK BED COVER- White fi-
S berglass, Tonneau Cover Fits INVITATIONTO BID
S-. .Ford F250 Super Duty Reg. BID#2005-02
.,.. ..t .- ..-?... Bed $300 (239)462-3312
_Ea g_-le" s N e st *- CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
E a g le N e st "" -- -'--' -, -- ..-'- Automobiles 4005 TRUCK CAP/Cover: "Turtle
Autos Wanted 4010 Shell Stye" for 1993 Ford 8 ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION
E sta te classic Cars 4015 Ft. bed. $500 or best offer. 4 MILES OF MAYORAL ST.
E s .ate s .'" I Commercial Trucks 402l0 (863)697-1417
Smmercia Sealed bds for the reconstruction of the above referenced road will be received by
A sec- ded,. p Construction I the Board0 of Central County Water Control District, hereinafter referred to as "IS-
A secluded, private Equipment 40. TRICT"at:
ranch subdivision -' CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES Foreign Cars t030 475S CabbagePalmSt
Four Wheel Drive 14035 DODGE EXT. Cab 1990- Runs475 Clewiston, Palm S33440
offering beautiful Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, Heavy Duty Trucks4040 great w/extras Must see!
viStaS ofpristine 3/4/BR 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use Parts Repairs 45 $2000 or best offer until 10:00 am local time on January 19, 2006, for furnishing labor and materials
vistas f pristine 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use paps epar performing all work set forth in the Invitation to Bid, Instruction to Bidders, Bid
natural habitatPickup Trucks 45 (863)467-2292 Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Specifications and Drawings which com-
n tura ia t. yur land as down payment. Financing Sport Utility 4055 FORDBRONCO'90-5.L, 8, pnse the Bidding Documents. Immediately following the scheduled closing time
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 Tractor Trailers 4060 R B N 5.L, V8, for the reception of bids, all bid proposals which have been submitted in accor-
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning Trailers 4x4, $2500 or best offer dance with the conditions of the nvitation toBid Instructions to Bidders and any
homeowners or weekend nature enthusasts.Utility Trailers 4065 63674-1405 Addenda issued in relation to this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud.
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts. Vans 4070 (8 Bidder is responsible for the delivery of bid and bids received after the specified
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available. GMC 271-'95, 4x4, 144K, day andtime will not be opened.
Great work truck! Many new The Work to be bid upon is described as Roadway reconstruction of approximately
,, Sa.l e 2020 parts. $5100. 863-763-7017 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
'CADILLAC VILLE 89- lo- GC S a auto, p/s, Rock Aboulaoude, PE. A pre-bid meeting shall be held on January 4th, 2006 at
CADILLAC DEVILLE '89- load- GMC Sonoma 01 auto, p/s. the Clubhouse at 10:00 am
EWLaii rlAD 772-468-8306 CALOOSA M OB ed, really nice automobile, p/b, cruise, tilt, ac, fiber
UCTIMON C.O.MP 1 ,.i. $2000 (863)467-8268I glass lid, 31k miles $9900 Construction drawings and Specifications may be obtained from Rick Aboujaoude,
8(863)674-0772 E ($2000(contact person) at 180 N,. Bridge Street Suite B, LaBelle, Florida or from
CA L O O863)67 2 CCCD office at 47 S. Cabbage Palm Street for a fee of 50 (non-refundable).
H O M E S CADILLAC DeVILLE'98 TS M TY A Rock's telephone is (863) 612-0011orCCWCDphoneno.is (863) 983-5795.
_HO M E S~l $7500, call (863)467-0940 af- MITSUBISHI MIGHTY MAX 1
m f $7500Ster 4pm 1/4 Ton Pickup 1989. Runs Each bid must be submitted, in duplicates, on the prescribed bid form and accom-
good. No problems. $1500 or panied by bid security on the prescribed form, payab e to the Board of CCWCD, in
CHEVY CAPRICE SW, 1994 est offer. (863)6343797 an amount not less than five percent 5% of the bid amount. All subcontractors
ICHEVY CAPRICE SW, 1994 best offer. (863)634-3797 shall be declared on the prescribed Subcontractors Declaration Form.
Coastal Southeast Georgia Horseshoe Acres, 4 Bdrm 2 Bath V8, excellent shape, $4200
Coastal Southeast Georgia WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS Call 863 763-1530 or TOOL BOX- full size, United All bids shall be opened and read aloud on January 19. 2006 at 10:00 am in the
Largewooded water access, North Carolina Where there 28X60 ceramic tile floor e56-310-1575 Welding Systems, Gullwing, Club House located on 255 H. Hacienda Avenue, Clewiston Floda. All bidders
marsh view, lake rot, and Cr Marolna Were er central beautiful 1 3 lockable, euc cond. $150 are welcome to attend. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish the nec-
marsiene homesites from is Cool Mountin r, i, n b t 2 CHEVY CAVALIER '92 4cyl. neo (863)697-1645 c $ essary additional bonds) for the faithful performance of the Contract, as pre-
golf oriented homesites from & Streams, Homes, Cabin t ls al, u ul /2 c l. CHEVY CAVALIER'92 4cyl. eg 863 697-1645 scribedin theContract documents.
the mid $70's Live oaks, Acreage. CALL FOR FREE 900 Runs good. $500 or best offer
Stenni, gl AH URE OF MFOURNTAN (-,9 0 863)634-763 2/467-6783Im m All Bid Bonds, Contract Bonds, Insurance Contracts and Certificates of Insurance
pool, tn 9s BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN hall be either executed by or countersigned by a licensed resident agent of the
(877)266-7376. WWW.COOp- PR 0PERTY SALES CHEVY CAVILER '91 Driven surety or insurance company having his place of business in the State of Florida.
erspoint.comop- (M O RT r S: CHEVY R R t t CAR DOLLEY good condi- Further, the said surety or insurance company shall be duly authorized and quali-
r(800)642-5333. Realty Of daily. $700 or best offer. Call f irm iedi to do business in the State of Flora nd shall have aAM. Best ratingof
East Alabama Montain Pr murphy 317 Peachtree St. after5m(863)763-2011-minus or better and who is listed on the United Sta:es Treasury Department's T-
East Alabama Mountain t Murphy, N C 28906 ter5pm (863)763-2011 (863)763-4617 list as acceptableto issue bonds ferthe applicable dollaramount.
erty For Sale One hour est w.realtyofmurphy.com.600 E. Cowboy Way DODGE NEON SX '04, Load- The Bid may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening. Bids shall re-
ot Atlanta in Piedmont, AL www.realtyofmurphy.com. In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or d wth Extra' $ aTh d hb ph t tr3 de
Beautiful View 48 acres In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or ed with Extra's. $10,000. or main open and subject toacceptance for a period of thirty (30) calendar days af-
a e V 4 8 best offer. Please call ter the date of bid opening but the District at its sole discretion may release and
$144,000 14,400 down tnl free i6-3 8-4300 ( 34-4480 DGE CUSTOM 1 0-'99 Bid and Bid security. No bidder may withdraw his B,d for a period of thirty (30)
1,087 per month owner fi- 2 -CC OUU 08 UU (863)634-4480 DODGE CUSTOM 1500- 99, calendardaysafterthedateofBidopening.
nanced. Call Glenn FORD ESCORT LX WAGONplayers, Full
(850)545-4928.all Genn MATUREMALE- wants to rent WAGON size elec. bed 863-983-7746 In order to perform public work, the successful Bidder shall have all licensed and
(850)545-4928rivate bedroom & bath, in 1996, 5 speed. Runs good. /859-227-2615 permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
Large Mn. Land Bargains, a a.(239)218-5092 jJ (863)697-1417 DODGE RAM 2500,', 15 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein, the District will
High Elevat. di (863)697-1ion7 D E RAM 2 conduct such investigations as is necessary to determine the performance record
Higne Sateion. Aoin AI AT ttn passenger van, A/C blows cold and ability of the apparent low Bidder to perform the size and type of work speci-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC toAIR BOAT- 2000 Cotton SKYLINE 12X36FT- Park MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS AM/FM Radio. Low miles fiedunderthiContract.ponrequest,theBiddershallsubmitsuchinformaon
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn. Py Mouth, 13.5ft, Poly bottom, model RV, w/7ft covered 1996, 1 Owner. Kept out of Asking $2500(239)633-4069 asdeemednecessarybytheDistricttoevaluatethebiddesqualifications.
Views, Streams. www.live- 470 continental, runs good, porch, separate 40x25ft Or- weather. Excellent condition.T ct reserves the ght to reject any or all Bid(s)not conforming wih the in-
inwv.com HANDYMAN SPECIAL $78o0 (863)946-3857 land Steel parking/storage $5000. neg. (863)946-1728 Earn some extra cash. tent and purpose of the CtrctDocuments,and may postpone the award of the
Deep Waterfront ALUM. BOAT-14', w/trr, 20hp building, Eagle Bay Roost RV Sell your used items in contract for a period of time which, however, shall not extend beyond thirty (30)
MOVE TO TENNESSEE! LOOK- 239-823-2587 Electric Mere. & 20hp Chrys- Park, 5025 SW 16th Ave, Lot PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1988, the classified calendar days from the bid opening date.
HNG FOR LAKE LOTS, LAKE ler. Fish finder, anchors swivel 25 (863)763-4697 or Needs work. $250 or best DATEDthis day of 2005.
HOMES, LAND, FARMS, VIC- seats, $2K (863)635-3627. (859)5761674 offer. (863)467-8856 r ub t ATTST: Central untyate omlDict
MARINAS WE HAVE IT ALL Mo i e o BASS BOAT 17 ft, 150 hp, TRAVEL TRAILER, Springdale t faRN 199new ba ttery and ub iCIICUBy: Carolyn Hester
AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. troller motor, lots of extras w/ '02, 19', Reese hitch w/sway tires $2000 or best offer 104316CGS12/22,29/05;1/5,12/06
EXECUTIVE CHOICE REAL trailer everything you need bar, elec. brakes, awning & (772)532-3821 I
ESTATE IN TENNESSEE $2500/neg. (772)559-8558 more! $7500 863-763-5501 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
(865)717-7775 CHARLOTTE SATURN SL -'92, 5 speed, ac, R HENRY COUNTY. FLORIDA HENDRYCOUNTY, FLORIDA
BRANSON AGENT OR VISIT BASS BOAT 17ft, 150hp Black innewtires, battery & cool fan Public Notice 505 In Re: Estate of BATE DIISION
MY WEBSITE WWW.EXECU- Mobile Home Lllingots 2005 a tr or, boat motor runs great $2000/neg. State Public INRE:ESTATEOF MarcelinaAlvarez
TIVECHOICEREALES- Mobile Home Parts 2010 and trailer, lots of extras! (772)532-3821 Legal Notice 5 BEVERLYLREILLY Deceased FileNo.04-06
( 5 2a i0 BEVERLY REILLY
TATE.COM OR Mobile Homes Rent 2015 $2500/neg (772)559-8558 LIFE VESTS (4) $100 for all, Deceased NOTICETO CREDITORS
WWW.CHARLOTTEBRAN- Mobile Homes- Sale 2120 BASS BOAT-15' &trlr. 100h/p will sep. (863)675-4792 T Dolly, Demco Kar Kaddy, (FormalAdministraton)
SON.COM. Mer. trolling motor New steerable, w/sure brakes, fNOTICETOCREDITORS rAdOSAC I
Mseas &r m ounts. Run go d Stainless Steel Prop for John- atcond., w/all paperwork TOALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA io i $2300 neg. (863)675-1801 son Evinrude, or Suzuki, $1100. (863)467-4598 I CIRITCRT a ly L. Reilly, deceased, whose date of ESTATE:
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD R13x19 $85 (863)763-7394 ,II HER COURTFO death was February 19, 2005, and You are hereby notified that Letters of
WINTERS Affordable H i Cajn Bass Boat, '87, 16' Fi- 11HENDRYCOUNTYFLORIDA whose Social Security Number is Administration has been entered in the
WINTERS Affordable Homes ajun Bass Boat, '87, 1t 6 Fi- n o a CIVILDIVISION 116-16-3549,) is pending in the Circuit estate of MARCELINAALVAREZ.,de-
& Mountain Cabins Land berglass, w/trlr, troll. mtr., Looking for a place to CASENO.05-872-CA Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro- ceased, RleNumber04-06,bytheCir-
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE MOBILE HOME LOTS bimini top, 125hp Evinrude, hang your hat? Look CHEVY 2 NOVA 1963, All UCN: 2620050000872)xxx bate Division, the address of which is ,, ,,,,..u ,,.,....',, Fi,,
E T E For Sale 256E. Hickapoochee Avenue, La~elle, ,,r, ., "",, r i' ,' .i ,., it,,,'1
7 7-2288 EXIT REALP- Sv Sale e $2500. (863)763-6854 no further than the parts. New motor and tranny. JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS Florida3375. The names and ad- is: Hendry County Courtouse, Post
Y OUNTAIN VIEW PROP- Shiv Island &Pahokee classified. $2400 or best offer or trade. INDENTURETRUSTEEON BEHALF dresses of the personal representative OfficeBox 1760,LaBelle: Floida
E R T I E S (561)996-4524 DURACRAFT DUCK BOAT- (863)634-3797 OFTHENOTEHOLDERANDTHE and the personal representative's attor- 33975; thatthe decedents dateof
'98, 14', w/'99 Evinrude NOTE INSURER OFABFS MORTGAGE neyare setforth below, death was June30, 2005; that the to-
www.exitmurphy.com. 40hp, All access. & duck MGB 1973 Convertible 4cyl., 4 BACKEDNOTES, persons having claims or demands $134,000.O Ondthatthenamesand
040hp, All access. & duck CLOANb UST 000-4, MORTGAGE All creditors of the decedent and other tal estimated value of the estate is
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres blind 3500 (863)634-5020 sp. Sell or trade Make some- Plaintiff against decedents estate on whom a addressofthosetowhomithasbeen
on mountain top in gated one a real deal, Nice car Vi.. copy of this notice is required to be assigned by such order are:
CATHYL DANKANICH, et al., served must fie their claims with this
communinty,view, treeswa HOUSES &TRAILER LOTS LOW BOAT '89- 17.5ft, 90HP TROLLING MOTOR- 301bs 423-502-2214 Lorida COeendantKAN, erWITvd must e their cs w Gthoths eAare
terfall & large public lake ForRent, NearClewiston, Evinrude, Trailmaster trir, thrust, Foot control, 12 volt DMcourt WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 GeorgeA1Melissvarez
terfall & large public lake ForRent,NearCewiston, trolling motor, 2 elec an- Like new $100 NOTICEOFSALE RMONTHS AFTER THE TIOME OF THIE 1782 Meissa Road344
nearby, paved private ac- Dr. L. E. Thompson, Jr, trollingmotor, 2 elect an- Like new $100.PURSUA NOTICEOFSALE FIRSTPUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE Clewistn, Floda33440
cess, $r (754)224-0364 or983-6836 chor, fish finder, bait well, (863)467-4035 PURSUANT TOCHAPTER 45 OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
cess, 119,500 owner very good cond, $4500 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOT AL INTERESTEDPERSONSARE
8 6 6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5$239)481-4901 or rCHEV HEL ,, an Ordr or Summary FinaJ All resoheditors ofthe decedent aed ftheat e-
www.NC77.com. (815)866-3729. CHEVY TAHOE LT, 1998, 4x4, diorsothe dec All cre dors of the estate of the dece-
Sof815)866-3729 foreclosure dated January 5, 2006, other persons having claims or de-
w ( loaded, 144k miles, clean, ndentered in Case No. 05-872-CA, r ,f,. ,0I,, .r. 4 ,- ,inanp. mandsagalnsttheestateofrthe
NC MOUNTAINS-Log cabin OUT BOARD MOTOR- 55hp MOTORCYCLE CARRIER- fits $6995 or best offer. UCN: 262005CA000872XX)XOof the I, ,,1, .t"I,:, I ii,, : iuJ decedentothertha thoseforwhom
$89,900. Easy to finish cab- CATALINA- '85, 2BR, 1BA Suzuki, w/ free boat, class C hitch and tilts down (863)763-5373 Circuit Courtin and for HendryCounty 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE provisionforfullpaymentwas madein
in on secluded site. Million Very clean, No hurricane $500/neg. (863)635-5077 to make ramp. Cost $400 Florida, wherein JP Morgn Chase FIRST PUBLICA ON OFTHIS NOTICE. the Order ofSummaryAdmin slen
$$$ Views Available on 1-7 damage. $4000. you move sell for $150 or trade for ion JEEP WRANGLER- '89, 4" lift, Bank, N.A., as Indentre trustee on ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE must letheir claim with this court
Behalf of the Noteholders, and the TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC- WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
acre parcels (863)983-5364 PONTOON BOAT 1991, 55 hp boat(863)467-0085 6 cyl., Auto., A/C, Tires Notensurr of ABFS Mortgage Loan TION733.702OFTHE FLORIA PRO- THEDATEOFFIRSTPUBLICATION
$29,900-$79,900. Free Info Power Trim w/trolling motor 35x12.5x15, Winch. Exc Trust 2000-4, Mortgage Backe BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER OFTHISNOTICE.

plus 90 miles of shoreline po pdad. Bao encunche r ditioned, with top, $1595. OR is PlaintMiff and AT is JaDA N uary2,2006. OFEATHISBARRED
Available! & trailer. Ready to fish! RACE PISTONS- J & E Pis- cond. $5500. 863-673-09202 KANITCHO PORT LABELLE R N SIE dateofthLL CIMStANDuEMANDSoNOT
TLAE TC; PORT LABELLE UNIT FOUR NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
(828)256-1004. Mas de 40 trails san- $3500. (863)634-5936 tons, New Performance, for PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, SET FORTH AOE, AY CAIM FIED BARRED.
as in envertario istas Suzuki GSXR600, Cost $699 "t 403 INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT .TWO 21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER NOTHWITHSTANDINGTHETIME PE-
clas in envertario. Lists PowerwinCch, model 315, trlrNO. 1: UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BIODSETFORTHABOVE, ANY
North Caroling a Gated Lake- asking $450 ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BARRED. CLAIM FILEoTWO (2) YEARS OR
S C it aed para ser sentadas n su winch for boats to x-4,000 bs. 561)629-6213 CLUB CAR,'94, green, recon- INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER The date of rst publication of this notice MORE A18ER THE ECEENT'S DATE
ust miy rso s li i encunche used very tditioned, with top, $1595. OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT is January12th,2006. OFDEATHIS BARRED


counts, 90% financing. Call informal on Older, Good condition $500 formance pipes, $6500 UB CAR GAS,'98econdi- HEREINDESCRIBED, ae Dfendants, I EndwellNwYo13760 Person Giving Notice:
(800)709-5253. m ineg Call 239-634-4040 (863)357-2611 tioned, beige, with top, will selb to the highest and best bidder Aoomeyfor PersonalRepresentative: GeorgeAvarez
(800)709-5253. (863)234-9804. BoatISine alle .. $2250. (863)675-1472 t forcash on the Seconds Foor infront Wilbur. Dahlgretn 1782 Meissa Road
NBoat is in LaBelleefrI of the Main Carlers Office at the Hendry Florida Biar No. 0566111 C ewiston, Floida 33440
TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT rV County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoch- Hinman, Howardf& Kattel, LLP
veteslips.~ (S 1 im .A AoTAvenue, 8L0Sael, at end 0Excha nge Street r AttorneyforPerson
HOMESITES 1 to 6 00 acres u30 O ry county, Florida, at 11:00 am. on PO Box5250 Giving Notce:
from the $40s. Spectacular I aT iot i h (863)82 the 8th day of February, 2006, the fol- Binghamton, New York 13902-5250 Ste J.h t he w amus, Eosq.
lake, mountain and wooded ATV TRAILER- 6 x 10, 2 lowing described property as set forth Telephone: 07):723-5341 Floda BarNo. 182567
nature sites newly release ed. SAILING DINGY, 8X4 Ft., Ex- ramps in the back, 1 on the GRUMANS UPS TRUCK '93- in saidOrderorFinalJudgment,to-wit: 1o7829CG/12,1/06 PO.Bo2
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Boats3005 BOOK 3, PAGE 86 OF THE PUBLIC 106845 CGS 1/05,12/2006
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TREATS New gated commu- Marine Accessories 3020 both or will sell separate ran.$900. (863)692-2229. if you are a person with a disability who held at the Labelle Civic Cen- Oneman'strashisanoth-
nity. Incredible ae arine Ifcelaes 302& I5 HIGH POWER CD PLAYER needs any accommodation in order to ter on Thursday, January 19, er man's treasure. Turn
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mountain Motorcycles 3030 __________ e__________r iII. Multi-color disp. $200 entitled, at nocostto you, tothe provi- 2 s n 8 yu l, to theaem,
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Lake access, boat ramp, pri- TRAVEL TRAILER '93- 36ft, (863)357-0448 tact the Court at 863-675-5201, fax Rfleds.
vate slips (limited). Don't slide out, new roof, new ACdays f your rece 863-675-5238 within twor,, J,.i I LEGAL NOTICE
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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 Domlnquez
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Clara Do-
minquez whose is 1991 Strickland
Rd., Clewiston, FL 33440 on or before
January 23, 2006, and 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
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: December 15, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: R. DeLaCruz
Deputy Clerk
104741 CGS 12/22,29/05;1/5,12/06
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
Marjorle Padgett J-45 & J-46
TV, Microwave, Bike & Misc Items
MarlkPadgettJ-34
Washer, Dryer, Chairs, & Misc items
Ruben/Ada Curbelo A-5
TV, Washer, Dryer & Misc Items
Espevanza Cisnero 308
Children Items
Norma Delara J-69
Furniture, Misc Items
Jeremy/ Samantha MllllrenL-3
Misc. Items
106801 CGS 01/05,12/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-It Storage
500 South San Gabriel
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-673-0662
Contents of the following units
will be sold on January 14,2006
Unit #2 Ruby McDonald
P.O. Box 2865, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #33 Brenda Dove
21 Main Street Apt. #26
Garden City, GA 31408
Unit #39 Sanjuana Garza
P.O. Box 3054, Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit # 57 Rtcky Eaddy
428 Alverdez Ave., Clewlston, FL 33440
Unit #66 Sara Hammll
620 Sabal Avenue, Clewlston, FL 33440
106535 CGS 1/5,12/06

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by seloil-
ing them In the classi-
fleds.


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


The strawberry season sure makes for easy pickings


Plant City, Florida, is the "Winter be pleasantly surprised at the sweet-
Strawberry Capital of the World." ness and sharpness of the flavor.
From December through February, But supermarket berries are
Florida strawberries dominate the tasty, too, especially if shoppers
U.S. market, know what to look for when mak-
"Our first peak in production is ing selections. The biggest berries
the first week of January," said Chip aren't necessarily the most flavorful
Hinton, president of the Florida ones, but color is important. Look
Strawberry Growers' Association. for strawberries that are fully and
"We hit another peak the last week deeply red. Don't choose a berry
in February and the first week of with white or green spots in hopes
March, but by then we're competing it will ripen up on your windowsill;
with strawberries from California." strawberries stop ripening as soon
Strawberries are among the as they are picked.
most tender and perishable of fruits, "Be sure the color has spread
so the best-tasting ones will proba- from one end of the berry to the
bly be those that have traveled the other. If you can touch the berries,
fewest miles to our tables. Your check to see that they are firm but
local farmers' market is a great not hard. There should be no obvi-
place to find the very freshest ous mold 'or bruised spots. The
berries. If you're trying farm-fresh calyx, the strawberry's leafy cap,
strawberries for the first time, you'll should be fresh and green,"


Scholarship offered to


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--
The American Lung Association
of Florida, Southeast Area is
offering four $1,000 tuition
scholarships to students who
have been diagnosed by a physi-
cian as having asthma. Appli-
cants must be a graduating sen-
ior, a high school graduate or
GED recipient under age 26 as of
March 1, 2006. Students plan-
ning to attend an accredited U.S.
university, college, community
college, professional school,


technical school or trade school
which leads to a diploma or cer-
tification may apply. The appli-
cation deadline is 5:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 1,2006.
The application includes
completion of a form and sub-
mission of an essay, along with a
form signed by a physician. The
review committee will be look-
ing for the following areas in the
essay: illustrate why you should
be considered as a candidate for
a scholarship award, explain


advised Mr. Hinton.
It's best to eat strawberries on
the same day you buy them. The
sooner you eat them, the sweeter
and firmer theywill be.
"Don't wash strawberries until
you are ready to eat them," Mr. Hin-
ton said. "That's the most impor-
tant thing. You do need to refriger-
ate strawberries if you're storing
them for any time. They're not like
tomatoes, which are destroyed by
refrigeration. Strawberries need to
be refrigerated until you are ready
to use them, preferably in the
closed container they came in."
Florida is the nation's second-
largest producer of strawberries.
The largest is California and the
Plant City/Dover area in East Hills-
borough County is the center of
Florida's strawberry production,


but there is commercial acreage
can also be found in Alachua,
Pasco, and Polk counties as well.
Cash receipts for Florida strawber-
ries average about $129 million
annually.
"The two most common straw-
berry varieties grown in Florida are
Strawberry Festival and Treasure,"
Mr. Hinton said. "Strawberry Festi-
val is a Florida variety developed at
the University of Florida. It's color-
ful and good tasting, and it's medi-
um sized, which means you really
get your money's worth in a
clamshell container because you're
getting more strawberries and less
air. Treasure is also a Florida variety.
It has great taste and color, and it's
ready a little earlier than Strawberry
Festival. The complementary pro-
duction cycle of the two varieties is


students with asthma


how being an asthmatic has
affected your life, explain how,
as a member of the new genera-
tion of leaders, you believe that
you can make a difference in
today's society and document
your academic achievements,
family and financial considera-
tions, and your work experience.
Sitiolarship recipients will be
notified no later than May 1,
2006. Scholarship monies will be
paid directly to the educational
institution in July 2006 for stu-


dents who will be starting in the
fall, 2006 semester.
For additional information
contact: American Lung Associa-
tion of Florida,
Southeast Area, Lois Cohn
Kwasman Asthma Scholarship
Program, 2090 Palm Beach
Lakes Blvd., Suite 900, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33409 or
call (561) 659-7644 or 1-800-330-
5864. An application is available
online at www.inhaleexhale.org.


good for growers." By growing
both, producers can extend the
strawberry season.
"A longer strawberry season is a
boon to farmers and to con-
sumers," said Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son. "The strawberry is America's
most popular berry. People know
it's delicious, but the good news is
it is also one of our most nutritious
food choices."
Low in calories and free of sodi-
um and fat, strawberries are
packed with potassium, fiber, folic
acid, and powerful, disease-fight-
ing antioxidants. Ounce for ounce,
they've got more vitamin C than
oranges.
So don't wait for a special occa-
sion to add Florida strawberries to
your shopping list. This winter, take
advantage of the abundance of
fresh berries by including them in
everything from desserts, breakfast
treats, and snacks to savory dishes.
Slice them over cereal, dip them in
chocolate, mix them into salsas,
toss them into salads, or try one of
these simple, tasty recipes. For
more "Fresh from Florida" cooking
ideas, visit http://www.Florida-Agri-
culture.com.

Stuffed Strawberries
with Homemade
Vanilla Whip Cream
20 Florida strawberries


8 ounces heavywhipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, seeded
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Wash and cut tops off straw-
berries. Make a small hollow in
each berry. Whip the heavy whip-
ping cream with vanilla extract
and seeded vanilla bean until soft
peaks form. Add sugar and blend
gently. Use a pastry bag with a
small tip to pipe the vanilla cream
into the small hollow in each
strawberry. Serves six.

Strawberry Fritters
2/3 cup flour
1 pinch salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
8 teaspoons beer
4 egg whites, beaten stiff
28 large Florida strawberries
2 quarts oil (for deep fryer)
6 1/2 tablespoons Grand
Marnier
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Make a batter by combining
the flour with the salt, egg, and
beer. Let the batter rest for at
least two hours, then carefully
fold in the egg whites. Heat the
oil in a deep fryer until it reaches
300 degrees F. Wash and dry the
strawberries and marinate in the
Grand Marnier and sugar for 15
minutes. Dip each in the batter
and deep fry until golden brown.
Serves four.


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