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PBSO not happy
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office decision

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
PALM BEACH COUNTY --
The State Attorney's Office re-
cently dropped the manslaugh-
ter charges that had been filed
against 19-year-old Ernie Kirk
Daley, Jr. in connection with the
deaths. of Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office deputies Donta


Manuel and Jonathan Wallace.
According to Paul H. Zacks,
the chief assistant state at-
torney, the charges presented
by the PBSO were based on
preliminary information at the
scene which turned out to be
inaccurate.
As previously reported, po-
lice said that the defendant was
the individual who drove a sto-
len 1990 gold Toyota Camry in
the frantic after-hours chase on
State Road 715.
The defendant was charged
on Nov. 28, with two counts of


aggravated manslaughter of a
law enforcement officer, two
counts of manslaughter by cul-
pable negligence, one count of
grand theft auto and one count
of fleeing and eluding, causing.
death.
While being interviewed by
the sheriff's office at the Belle
Glade Substation, the defen-
dant stated that after deputies
tried to stop him, he acceler-
ated to 85 miles per.hour, ac-
cording to the affidavit,.
The defendant continued
with the interview, saying that


PBSO: Patrolling the streets


.. INI/Naji Tobias
After a drug bust in Pahokee over the holiday weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office Deputies Edgardo Torres, Carlos Diaz, Michael Bickunas and Jason Horowitz
were processing drug evidence of the two suspects inv6bved in the incident near Club
Jump-off on Muck City Road.


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By Naji Tobias
The Sun
WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY In tome field of law
enforcement, there is one thing
that all police officers have to
keep in mind: They must be
ready for ever-changing condi-
tions.
During my patrol car ride on
Friday, Dec. 28, it was some-
thing I kept in mind.
It.was also something that
would be shown in a video pre-
sentation by Dave Holland, a
sergeant from the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO).
During the 10-minute pre-
sentation at the District Five
substation, the night shift depu-
ties and I learned how to ap-
proach a 'pursuit'.
In the wake of the tragic
deaths of two deputies in Pa-


hokee last month, the presen-
tation was carefully viewed by
the officers. rOne of the major
highlights included the reason-
ing to initiate a pursuit only af-
ter a shooting, armed robbery
or homicide.
According to the NHTSA, ap-
proximately 12 percent of pur-
suits end in crashes, resulting in
injury or death. Also, approxi-
mately 43 percent of all pursuits
end after one mile or less.
Deputies are in a life or
death situation every time they
wear their sheriff uniforms, so
they must be careful and alert
.at all times.
"Keep focused on your en-
vironment, what's occurring
around you and don't get fix-
ated on the violators," Sgt. Hol-
land tells the deputies near the
See Busted Page 16


INIl/Naj lODlas
Demetrius Jamal Weston,
one of the two suspects
was captured by PBSO
deputies after getting 'bust-
ed' with ecstasy and mari-
juana. It landed him a trip to
the West County Jailhouse.


he saw the collision occur in
the rearview mirror and knew
he ran over the 'spike strips'.
The defendant told inves-
tigators that he felt the effects
of the tire deflation devices on
the steering and handling of the
vehicle.
Upon conclusion of the in-
terview, the affidavit showed
that while talking about fleeing
the police, the defendant was
nonchalant about the incident.
"It's every man for himself,"
the defendant told investigators
during the fateful interview.


After the interview, Inves-
tigator Troy Snelgrove deter-
mined that the information
was sufficient enough evidence
to charge the defended in the
incident, which resulted in the
deaths of deputies Jonathan
Wallace and Donta Manuel.
The reversed decision
by the state attorney
Upon looking extensively
into the manslaughter charg-
See Man-- Page 16


PBSO struck


with another


deputy's death


Off-duty officer
killed after driving
.into a canal

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY At approximately
10:30 a.m. on Friday, the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
(PBSO) lost yet another officer
to an accident in the Glades.
According to Teri Barbera,
the sheriff's office spokeswom-
.tan.theaeeidentis-trMic.: .*.
Ms., Barbera nofethat, the'
accident came exactly one
month after the deaths of two


fallen officers -- Deputies Donta
Manuel and Jonathan Wallace.
"I am very saddened and
heartbroken by what hap-
pened," Ms. Barbera said, ip a
solemn tone. "These two days
- Nov. 28 and Dec. 28 will be
dates that I will remember for
the rest of my life."
PBSO deputy Timothy R.
Crandall, who was off-duty at
the time; was killed after his
1998 Toyota 4-Runner rolled
over into a canal.
Deputy Crandall was 30
years old.
According to Lieutenant Tim
Frith, fhe public- affairs' officer
for the FlOrida Highway Patrol,
, See Deputy Page 16


The Sun: 2007


The Year in Review


We take a look back at 2007
in this in-depth year in review of
The Sun's top.stories.

January, 2007
Shooting kills one at
traffic light
BELLE GLADE -- Not much is
known about an early morning
shooting on Sunday that left one
person dead, another injured, at
a red light in Belle Glade.
The shooting happened a
day before New Year's, at the


intersection of S.R. 80 and S.R:
15, where a female driver of a
Pontiac Grand Am, along with
several passengers, was waiting
for the traffic light to turn green.
A dark-colored Astro Van
pulled up beside the car, ac-
cording to Teri Barbera, spokes-
woman for the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office.
The door of the van slid open
and somebody from inside it
opened fire on the car, shooting
several times into the stopped
vehicle.
See Year Page 6


Catching up with Janoris Jenkins


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By Naji Tobias
The Sun
PAHOKEE It has been a
great ride for Janoris Jenkins
throughout his high school
career.
Janoris, who is graduat-.
ing early from Pahokee High
School this month, will be
enrolling at the University of.
Florida to play college foot-
ball.
Janoris finished his senior
season in impressive fashion
as he had 92 carries for 820
and 15 touchdowns as a run-
ning back. While playing on
defense at cornerback, his
best position, Vjr." Jenkins fin-
ished with 70 tackles and four


interceptions -- three were re-
turned for touchdowns.
Overall, Mr. Jenkins was
an all-around leader for the
mighty Blue Devils team that
finished with an undefeated
season at 14-0 and ranked No.
6 in the United States.
A four-star football player,
Mr. Jenkins holds an all-im-
portant distinction that should,"
mean a whole lot to the
Glades area -- he was the only
area player to be selected. by
ESPN to take part in the Under
Armour All-American Game.
The game, which will be
televised on Jan. 5 at 2 p.m.
on ABC, features 80 of the
best high school football play-
ers in the country. A total of 13


players from the state will be
represented in the nationally
televised all-star contest.
Mr. Jenkins will also be
participating in the Burger
King Skills Challenge compe-
tition, to be broadcast tomor-
row at 6 p.m. on the ESPN2
network.

Question: How does it fell
being one of only 13 FloridaI
'football players to be invited
to play in the Under Armour INI/Naji Toblas
All-American game? Janoris.Jenkins, a University of FIlorida-bound outgoing senior
Mr. Jenkins: You know, at Pahokee High School, was the only football player selected
I'm excited about if becauseI from the Glades area to represent thestate in the Under Ar-
deserve this opportunity. The mour All-American Game, which will be nationally televised on
other boys deserve it, but I just Saturday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. on the ABC network. Janoris was one
of only 13 players in the state and 80 in the country selected by
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SFWMD looks at year in review


WEST PALM BEACH -- Faced
with one of the most severe
droughts in the region's history,
2007 brought both challenges
and opportunities to the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. In addition to managing a
severe water shortage through
a lingering drought, the agency
achieved a number of significant
accomplishments in 2007, add-
ing up to a remarkable year.
."We faced extraordinary
challenges and goals in 2007,
and'I'm proud of the extraordi-
nary efforts of the South Florida
Water Management. District's
phenomenal staff," said District
Governing Board Chairman Eric
Buermann.
Charged with the multi-mis-
sion challenge of restoring
natural environments including
the Everglades, protecting com-
munities from extremes like
drought and flood, ensuring
water supply for future genera-
tions, and safeguarding water
quality for wildlife and people,
the Squth Florida Water Man-
agement District did not let a
drought dampen its success in
2007.
"Weather extremes de-
manded a coordinated regional
response to protect our water
resources a task the District
is uniquely qualified to man-
age," said South Florida Water
Management District Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle.
With a budget of $1.4 bil-
lion, 1,770 employees and a
16-county jurisdiction stretch-
ing from Orlando to the Florida
Keys, the South Florida Water
Management District reports a
long list of accomplishments
for a banner year.
Drought/Water
Shortage Management
Established an emergency
response Incident Command
with more than 20 drought
management teams. Imple-
mented progressive actions as
the water shortage intensified,
tightening agricultural and ur-
ban water use restrictions while
promoting conservation. .
Conducted extensive utility
and drainage district coordina-
tion.
Encouraged strong coop-
+ eration with local government
in: enforcing residential water
restrictions. More than 11,000
warnings and 12,000 citations
were issued.
Increased District enforce-
ment of permitted water users'
with more than 700 violation
notices issued, resulting in more
than $400,000 in civil penalties.
Through a dedicated water
shortage hotline, fielded, more
than 23,000 telephone calls and
also responded to more than
2,000 water shortage email in-
quiries.
Distributed more than 5
million copies of printed in-
formation, received more than
150,000 monthly web site visits
and reached more than 60,000
pepple through speaking en-'
gagements, events and com-
munity meetings.
Everglades
Restoration
Received The Bond Buy-
er's "Deal of the Year" award
as the nation's most innovative
municipal bond issuer for the
District's $546.1-million issue
of certificates of participation
(COPs)' to fund accelerated Ev-'
erglades restoration projects.
The District's COPs were the.
first ever to be issued for a


natural resources project in the
United States.
Completed Acme Basin B
Discharge Project C-1 canal im-
provements and pump station.
Part of the Acceler8 Everglades
restoration Water Preserve Area
project, the Acme Basin B Dis-
charge Project improves Ever-
glades water quality by diverting
urban stormwater run off into
the C-51 canal and then back
into a stormwater treatment
area before release into the Ar-
thur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge.
Completed to-date the res-
toration of 13,000 acres as part
of the Picayune Strand Resto-
ration project. This Acceler8
project involves the restoration
of natural water flow across 85
square miles in western Col-
lier County, drained in the easily
1960s.
Continued construction on
the Everglades Agricultural Area
reservoir, a massive above-
ground storage facility south of
Lake Okeechobee designed to
capture and store regulatory re-
leases from Lake Okeechobee
and'local runoff. The additional
storage will help reduce the
number and volume of harmful
lake discharges to the coastal
estuaries. When complete, it
will have a storage capacity of
190,000 acre-feet, or 62 billion
gallons.
Completed designs for the
C-43 (Caloosahatchee) reser-
voir and C-44 (St. Lucie) res-
ervoir/stormwater treatment
area.
Acquired 7,331 acres of
land at an investment of $84.7
million; acquired 775 additional
acres through no-cost.-land ex-
changes.
Improving Everglades,
Water Quality
Completed 6,000 acres
of stormwater treatment area
expansions. In total, 52,000
acres of land south of Lake
Okeechobee have now been
converted to stormwater treat-
mernt areas, yielding 45,000
acres of effective treatment
marsh. In the constructed wet-
ands, aquatic plants take up.
excess phosphorus found in
the stormwater runoff. This
natural process., cleanses the,
water before it flows into the
Everglades.
Rehabilitated Stormwater
Treatment Area 1 West, located
in western Palm Beach County,
which had been damaged by
hurricane-driven winds. Re-
moved sediment buildup and
planted rice to help stabilize
soil for healthy vegetation' re-
growth and better phosphorus
uptake performance.
Measured a continuing
drop in total phosphorus con-
centrations entering, the Ev-
erglades in 2007. Stormwater
treatment areas reduced the
amount of phosphorus flowing
out of the treatment areas by 71
percent.
Prevented to-date more
than 2,600 metric tons of phos-
phorus from entering the Ev-
erglades through the cd'htinu-t
ing use of urban and farming
best management practices
and stormwater treatment ar-
eas. This equates to 143 20-ton
truckloads or 572,000 10-pound
bags of fertilizer.
Restoring the health
of Lake Okeechobee
Governor Charlie Crist
signed into law the Northern
Everglades and Estuaries Pro-


tection Program, officially rec-
ognizing the interconnectivity of
the ecosystem and underscoring
the need to focus on the north-
ernmost components. Released
the draft Lake Okeechobee Wa-
tershed Construction Project
Phase II Technical Plan outlin-
ing the steps needed to reduce
pollution and provide additional
storage to improve the health of
the system north of the lake.
Scraped and removed
two million cubic yards of
-muck from 3,000 acres of Lake
Okeechobee's drought-exposed
lake bed. This action removed
140 metric tons of phosphorus.
Burned 70,000 acres and
treated 10,000 acres of tor-
pedo grass to improve Lake
Okeechobee ecology; planted
more than 2,000 native pond
apple trees to re-establish Lake
Okeechobee habitat.
Documented substantial
improvements in water qual-
ity and water clarity in Lake
Okeechobee over the past two
years, aided by two relatively
inactive hurricane seasons and,
subsequently, low phosphorus
inflows to the 730-square-mile
lake. Just one year ago, less
than 3,000 acres of submerged
aquatic vegetation dotted the
lake bottom; SFWMD scientists
recently documented the recov-
ery of submerged aquatic veg-
etation across more than 30,000
acres.
Protecting Coastal,
Watersheds
Provided funding support
for more than 40 local habitat
restoration and water quality
improvement projects totaling
$45 million in investments, in-
cluding St. Lucie Estuary, Indian
River Lagoon and Loxahatchee
River initiatives.
Completed the Naples Bay
Surface Water Improvement
and Management Plan to im-
prove stormwater runoff qual-
ity.
Partnered with the local
water control district to com-
plete the Harris Marsh sediment
removal and vegetation plant-
ing project located at the head-
waters of the Orange River, a
tributary to the Caloosahatchee
River.
,*. Continued, to. assist with
water, quality clean. -up'i and
flood mitigation dredging in the
Miami River.
Restoring the
Kissimmee
River and Basin
Completed the draft sci-
entific and technical basis for
the Kissimmee Chain-of-Lakes
Long-Term Management plan.
Developed and calibrated
the operational model of the'
Kissimmee watershed.
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers backfilled two addi-
tional miles of channelized Kis-
simmee canal, totaling 9.5 miles
backfilled to date. This phase.of
the project reconnected' four
additional miles of historic river
channel and allows for the re-
inundAfion of~tn additional 500'
acres.of floodplain.
Meeting and balancing
water supply demands
Supported 52 alternative
water supply projects through
the District's Alternative Water
Supply grant program, creating
35 million gallons of new water
per day.
Provided $400,000 in
grants to support 17 local wa-


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ter conservation retrofit projects
through the District's Water Sav-
ings Incentive Program (Water
SIP). These projects will result
in water savings of 311 million
gallons per year.
Adopted the first-of-its-kind
Regional Water Availability Rule.
Utilities can no longer expect to
meet future demands by tapping
the Everglades or Loxahatchee
River and must pursue alterna-
tive sources.
Continued implementing
an aggressive water use permit
renewal schedule.,
Issued a 20-year permit to
Miami-Dade County Water and
Sewer Department structured to
increase reliance on alternative
water supply sources to serve
the.scounty's projected growth.
Completed and began uti-
lizing the South Florida Regional
Simulation Model, an important
tool designed to predict the ef-
fects of physical and operational
decisions on water management
activities.
Refurbishing the
Central and Southern
Florida Project
Conducted around-the-
clock monitoring, operation
and maintenance of 1,900+
miles of canals and levees, and
hundreds of'water control struc-
tures across central and south-
ern Florida. Keeping this system
at peak operating levels is cru-
cial for meeting regional flood
protection needs.
CQompleted 41 capital proj-
ects, including structure repair
and refurbishing, canal dredg-
ing, bank erosion repair, and
hurricane hardening.
Commitment to open govern-
ment and public involvement
The District's Water Re-
sources Advisory Commission
(WRAC)' hosted the first-ever
"Water Summit" to explore
short-term water management
challenges. This public forum
had a particular focus on the
constraints and limits regarding
Lake Okeechobee operations
and water levels.
The WRAC also convened
a public "Water Conservation
Summit" and continuing stake-
holder input process to develop
a comprehensive and enduring
water con* i.fogrp1 9
the region.


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Meet the Vincents


CLEWISTON -- First Baptist
Church of Clewiston recently
called Joshua Vincent as their
associate pastor. He is married
to Cari and they have a 1-year-
old son, Benjamin, and another
due in March.
Joshua recently completed
his Master of Divinity degree
from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary in Lou-
isville, Ky.
He grew up in Mississippi,
where he graduated from Mis-
sissippi Collegee and also has
experience in youth ministry
and served in several pastoral
* internships.
One of those internships
was through one of the lead-
.ing pastoral intern programs in
the country, Capitol Hill Baptist
Church, which has been instru-
mental in helping congrega-
tions grow healthy in a Biblical
manner.


That opportunity also gave
him occasions to hear, meet
with and learn from some of
the leading evangelical pastors
in the United States.
More recently, Joshua has
served as a deacon of Third
Avenue Baptist Church in Lou-
isville, and also -as a teacher of
the older men's Sunday School
class there.
His wife Cari has roots in
Jupiter, and is a graduate of
Palm Beach Atlantic University.
She has worked as a pediatric
occupational therapist and is
gifted inr helping children with
disabilities.
Joshua says that he and Cari
are grateful for the hospital-
ity the community has shown
them thus far -- particularly
First Baptist Church -- and they
are looking forward to shar-
ing many life experiences with
you.


Church News in Brief


Singing duo
to perform
The singing Duo "GRACE HAR-
MONY" (Mike & Sue Felinsky)
will be in Concert at First Chris-
tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
on Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. This couple
hails from Lake Placid. They
have held concerts throughout
America. They will have available
for purchase a number of their
CD's.
This first Sunday of the New
Year will also the "Roll Call" Sun-
day for First Christian. The names.
of the active members of the"
church will be read, Jackie Mill-
er, minister, hopes that all these
members will be present. In ad-
dition to the regular offering, a
ldQve*ffering will be received for:
"Grace Harmony" at the conclu-
siln bf tle` Service. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend this
special service.

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Church to host
annual fish fry
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St. will be holding their
Annual Fish Fry to welcome back
the winter residents on Saturday,
Jan. 12, from 4 until-7 p.m. This
event is free and there will be four
serving sessions: 4-4:40; 4:45-
5:25; 5:30-6:10 and 6:15-7 p.m.
The menu includes Okeechobee
fish fillets, baked beans,, cole
slaw, potatoes,.hush puppies and
dessert and drink. For a free ticket
you may call (863) 983-1804 or
(863) 983-6704.

Calvary Baptist
new web site.
Calvary Baptist now has a
web site. It is www.calvarybap-
tistclewiston.org. Along, with
events going on at the church
you .can join in their prayer guide.
You can keep up with Pastor Da-
vid's messages and comments.
See what exciting things God is
doing in this small church that's
growing. Services are Sunday at
11 a.m. and Wednesday Supper
at 5:30 p.m. followed by prayer.


meeting and'Bible Study at 6:30
p.m. Calvary's Station is under
construction with anticipation of
starting soon. Calvary's Station is
a children's program with a rail
road theme. Anyone who would
like to donate items of rail road
theme, please call (863) 983-
5060. Come join us sometime
you are always welcome. Nurs-
ery is available.

Church open
thrift shop ,
The :First Unitedr,, Methodist
Th~ift Shop,f loc6aiat tcorerfi
of Sixth Street and Avenue :L in
the "little white building" next to
the Fellowship Hall, is now open
on Saturday mornings tok, serve
*.the local cmrnmunity. There will
be lots of items to choose from
(house wares/clothing/shoes) all
at bargain prices. All funds go to
support local church mission ef-
forts. The shop is sponsored by
the United Methodist Wolnen's
Group of Moore Haven and the
members of the First United
Methodist Church of Moore Ha-
ven.

Methodist Church
Plans services
Service time for First United
Seven is -Sunday at 1d0 a.m. with'
A .cTrtiStr adis at8
at 300 Avenue L. in Moore Ha-
ven at the corner of Third Street.
The church telephone number
is (863) 946-1457 and email ad-
dress is oneuncmh@aol.com.

Non-denominational
ministry in Belle Glade
Bible Teachers International
and Mary Banks Ministries want
to extend a welcome to the com-
munity. They are a non-denomi-
national ministry committed to
the healing of the Body of Christ.
Their main purpose is to prepare
the "Sons of God" (the saints),
to herald in the soon coming of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
They are continuing steadfast in
the Apostles doctrine. The min-
istry has been existence for over
20 years and has been able to see
the effects of the Word in the lives
of the people. They are an Inter-
national Ministry with over 20
ground locations and an online
ministry. The Belle Glade loca-
tion is in the Family Dollar Plaza
1516 Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Belle Glade, FI 33430. They can
be reached at (561) 996-0023.
Service Times are: Sunday'
Morning Service at 9 a.m.; Life-
Savers clinic: Sundays at noon;
Wednesday night service at 7:30


p.m.; Thursday Bible Study: 6:30
p.m. (not held at the church -- call
for location): Friday night Service
at: 7:30 .pm.: daily prayers at 6
a.m. and noon, Monday through
Friday. For more information, vis-
it online church at http://www.
bibleteachers.com.

Community United,.
Methodist services
Community United Methodist
Church, 401 S.W. First St., Belle
Glade, would like to announce its
church services: Sunday-Sunday
School at 10 a.m., Worship at 11
a.m. with Minister Pat Beckum.
For more information call (561)
996-5568.

St. Martin's
service times
Saint Martin's Episcopal
Church in Clewiston and Rev
Samuel S. Thomas would like to
invite everyone to join them for
Sunday services at 9 a.m. and on
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Holi-
days and other services will be as
announced. The church is locat-
ed at 207 North WC. Owen Av-
enue, Clewiston. For information
about office hours and programs,
please call (863) 983-7960.


Church of Clewiston
Service times for First Chris-
-tian Church, 201 N. Francisco St.,
Clewiston are Sunday School, 10
a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 aim.,
Youth Meeting, 6 p.m., Evening
Worship 7 p.m., Adult Choir
Practice 8 p.m., Fifth Sunday Din-
ners, 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, Pot'
Luck Dinner, 6 p.m., PrayerMeet-
ing/Bible Study 7 p.m. Office:
(863) 983-6704, Parsonage (863)
983-1804.

First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston
Services for First United Meth-
odist Church of Clewiston are:
Sunday Worship, 8:30 and 11
a.m., Sunday school and Adult
Bible Study: 9:45 a.m., Sun-
day Youth Fellowship: 5 p.m.,
Wednesday Fellowship Dinner:
6p.m.
The church 'family of First
United Methodist Church of
Clewiston would love to have you
join us for weekly worship Sun-
days: 8:30 and 11 a.m. They also
have Sunday school for children
and youth of all ages as well as
Adult Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. And
for all of the Middle School and
Senior High, don't miss Youth
Fellowship Sundays: 5 p.m. Also,


everyone is invited to join us each
Wednesday night at 6 p.m. for
good food and great fellowship!
Wednesday Fellowship Dinners
are $5 per person or $12 per fam-
ily. First time visitors eat free!

First Christian opens
recycling program
First Christian Church, 210 N.
Francisco Street, has begun a re-
cycling program to benefit their
Building Fund. They are collect-
ing empty laser and inkjet car-
tridges and used cell phones from
the community 4nd shipping the
waste products to a service pro-
vider in exchange for cash. In
addition to the needed funding
the church and its supporters are
helping to protect the environ-
ment by keeping toxic inks, toner,
etc, out of our landfills. If you
have items for recycling you may
call the parsonage (863) 983-1804
for pick up or you may bring the
items to the church during service
hours or to the parsonage at 730
E. Concordia Ave. at other times'.
Jackie Miller is minister of First
Christian Church.

Church announces
service times
Clewiston Church, of Christ,
96 Ceitral: Ave., ',iWuld like"'to
enhoun'e" ifs' chuch''. se6ied': e
Sunday Biblestudy at 10 a.m.,
worship at. 11 a.m., evening wor-
ship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday- Bible
study at 7 p.m. Minister Gordon
Smith. For more information, call
(863) 902-8822.

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Obituaries


Mary K. Chancy
Mary Katherine Chancy,
known as Mary K. Chancy, age
62, of Clewiston, passed away
Dec. 25, 2007 in Tampa.
She was born May 4, 1945,
at Chattanooga, Tenn., to the
late Clifford and Lelia Eva "Prof-
fitt" Lance. She resided in Belle
Glade prior to moving in 1979,
to Clewiston. She worked as a
salesperson for Rawls Real Es-
tate and later for Johnson-Prewitt
Engineering, retiring in 2006. She
was an active member 'of Evan-
gel Assembly of God Church in'
Clewiston.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Don Chancy; daughter,
Katherine (Kathy) Lallo, Clewis-
ton; sons, Tom and wife, Shelley
Chancy, Tampa, Chris and wife,
Erin Chancy, Shawnee, Kansas;
sisters, Pat Sloan, Madisonville,
Tenn., Betty Gunderson, Flat
Rock, Ala., and grandchildren,
Brittini and Jared Lallo, Celeste,'
Alec and Beau Chancy.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. at
Evangel Assembly Of God with
Reverend Gary Corley officiating.
Interment followed in Ridgelawn
Cemetery.
The Family suggests memo-
rials to Glory of Zion' in care of
Children of Destiny at P.O. Box
120607, West Melbourne, FL
32912-0607 for the ministry of
Autism.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.

Ruth M. Dees
Ruth M. Dees, age 77, of Lake
Placid, died Dec. 24, 2007 at Flor-
ida Hospital in Orlando.


She was born in Belle Glade.
She came to.Lake Placid in 1990
from Miami Lakes. She was a
homemaker and attended First
Presbyterian Church of Lake
Placid.
She is survived by her hus-
band, J.S. Dees; one brother,
Walter V Wooten of Ortona; sev-
en nieces and five nephews.
Visitation was held on Sunday,
Dec. 30, and a graveside funeral
service was held on Monday,
Dec. 3-1, in Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Chandler Funeral
Home.

Archie Maynard
Archie Maynard, age 6.6, of
Moore Haven, died on Dec. 23,
2007 in Moore Haven. He was
born June 12, 1941 in Ashland,
Ky. He served in the Army for
three years.
Mr. Maynard was a resident of
Moore Haven for the past 11 years
and was a former longtime resi-
dent of Okeechobee. He proudly
served the good people of Florida
as investigator for Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish Commis-
sion, Florida Dept. of Agriculture,
Seminole Police Dept, and the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
He was a charter member of the
Fraternal Order of Police, founder
of EA.C.I.U., a member of both
the Southern States Livestock En-
forcement Assoc., Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge and MooreHaven
United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Kitt Marie (Dorlag) Maynard; his
sons, Marc (Sara) Maynard of
Tallahassee, A.J. (Shalli) May-
nard of Clewiston; daughter, Pam
(Grant) Steelman of Lakeport;


Births

Kameron Mykayla
Moore
Khristian and Julie Moore of
Naples, formerly of Clewiston are
the proud parents of a baby girl
born on Monday, Dec. 24, at 2:06
a.m.
Kamerorn Mykayla Moore
weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces
an as 19 inches long at birth.
She was born at the Birth Place
in Naples
Her maternal grandparents are Submitted photo
Debbie Orina of Clewiston and n Mykayla Moo
g --grandparents, Carol s, .. ,.
and AJJMickler of Clewiston e,, ee h lel~oMike and Judy
Paternal giandparents de, Moore of Clewistohn and Karen
Karen and Terry Cooper of Esser Moore of Clewiston.


Offituaries


Gail (Darrell) Henderson of Moore
Haven; eleven grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services
were held Wednesday, Jan. 2,


2008 at Ortona Cemetery with
Rev. Earl Cline officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home Clewiston.


his brothers, Butch (Donna) Kirk
of Jay, FL., John (Linda) Scott of
Alabama, Jim (Carol) Scott of
Alabama; a sister, Lois Anderson
of Union, Mich.; grandchildren,
Christina, Katelyn, Kayla, Christo-
pher, Delia; Kitrina and Dallen.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, Dec. 27, at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church
in LaBelle with Pastor Thomrn
Street officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Cecil C. Smart, Jr.
Cecil C. Smart, Jr., age 81, of Pa-
hokee, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007
at his residence. Having resided
in Okeechobee for several years,
he has lived in
Pahokee for the
past five years.
He was a mem-
ber of the First '
United Method-
ist Church of
Pahokee, a 50
year member
of the Masonic Cecil C.
Lodge and an Smart, Jr.
active member
of the Sugarland Lodge in Clew-
iston. He was a 25 year member
of the Eastern Star and was cur-
rently serving as the Worthy Pa-
tron of the Eastern Star Sugarland
Chapter. He belonged to the Am-
rah Shrine Temple of West Palm
Beach and was also a life mem-
ber of the American Legion and
VFW. He also had received an
Associates Degree from Spring-
field Business University. Occupa-
tionally, he was retired as a Chief
Master Sergeant with the United
States Air Force after 33 years of
service to his country. He owned
Smart's Locksmith Service for,
30 years selling ihe business in
March 2007.
He was preceded in death by
one stepson, Eddie; one brother,
Richard; and grandson, Shawn
Thomas.
He is survived by his wife,
Margaret of Pahokee; daughters,
Susan (Jeff) Thomas of Man-
chester, N.H., Carmen Brasher
of Springfield, Mo.,-Nancy Smart
of York Spring, Pa., and Elizabeth
M. (James) Berry of Summerville,
S.C. In addition, he is also sur-
vived by six grandchildren and
two great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the First
United Methodist Church of Pa-
hokee on Saturday, ,,ec. 29, 2008
from 10 a.m. un icej%,:
which will begin i' 0*f
Service at 11 a.mi. Officiating
the service 'will be Pastor David


Reeves, Pastor Pat Beckman of
the Community UMC of Belle
Glade and Pastor David Broad-
bent of Canal Point UMC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of the Palm Beaches,
5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach,
33407 or to the First UMC of Paho-
kee kitchen fund.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth St. Okeechobee.

Doris Elizabeth
Spooner
Doris Elizabeth Spooner, age
86, of Belle Glade, died on Satur-
day, Dec. 22, 2007. She was the
wife of.the late Marion "Speedy"
Spooner. She was born on Aug.
27, 1921 in Mobile, Ala. She lived
her early years there before mov-
ing to Belle Glade with her aunt
and Uncle Thomas Lloyd and
Bessie Bass in the 1930s.
She is predeceased by her
daughter, Linda Jones of Belle
Glade.
She is survived by her three
children, David Spooner of Royal
Palm Beach, John Lloyd Spooner
of Belle Glade, Steven Spooner
of San Antonio, Texas, as well as
nine grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren.
She was a loving mother and
grandmother and will be dearly
missed by both friends and fam-
ily. Funeral and burial arrange-
ments were' made under the di-
rection of Glades Funeral Chapel
of Belle Glade.

Calvin David Whidden
Calvin David Whidden, age 78,
of Lakeport, passed away Dec. 30,
2007 in Ft., Pierce. He was born
Feb. 15, 1929 in Moore Haven, the
son of the late John H. and the
late Emma (Williams) Whidden.
He served during Korean War in
the Army. Calvin was a lifelong
resident of Lakeport and worked
as a commercial fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Au-
drey (Taylor) Whidden of Moore
Haven; his sons, David (Linda)
Whidden of Moore Haven, John-
ny (Jan) Whidden of Live Oak,
Bret (Dena)' Whidden of Moore
Haven; daughters, Page (Mike)
McCutcheon of Boca Raton, Holly
(Stuart) Whiddon of Lakeport,


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speech competition


BELLE GLADE -- Dixie Bell Or-
der of Eastern Star (OES) Chap-
ter #116 is sponsoring its First
Oratorical Competition, "Living
through the eyes of the storm
as we strive to better the future,
without forgetting the past".
The Competition will be held
on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at 3
p.m. at New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church, 1101 W. Avenue
A in Belle Glade, FI 33430--Rev.
R. F. Hairston III is the Pastor. All
Applications/Speeches must be
received by 5 p.m..on Friday, Jan.
11, 2008. Please submit all ap-
plications to: Sis. Autrie Williams
at P.O. Box 848 -- South Bay, FI
33493


Eligibility Requirement is as
follows:
1. The student must be a High
School Senior or currently en-
rolled in their freshman year of
college.
2. Must be unmarried.
3. Must be under age 20.
Awards:
First Place $100 and Advanc-
es to the District Competition
Level
Second Place $50
Third Place $25
For additional information
please contact Sis. Gwen Asia-
Holley, Sis. Nyree Washington at
(561) 755-0629, or Sis. Autrie Wil-
liams at (561) 996-5861.


Guest Commentary


New Year brings new hope for early education


New Year's is a time for re-
flection on where we've been,
the lessons learned, and how
we can better ourselves for the
future. Unfortunately, many
resolutions to help our children
better succeed in school have
been broken.
Every year, about one-third
of American children enter a
kindergarten class unprepared
to learn. Many will never catch
up. That all-important door to
learning is already, in effect,
closed. The reasons for this are
complex, but this much is clear;
the multiple systems, from fam-
ily to schools to government,
should be supporting young
children too often are failing to
do so.
There is hope, however. Re-
search suggests that investing in
early learning is the best invest-
ment we can make in America's
future.
Studies by the Institute of
Medicine and National Re-
search Council and others tell
us that the achievement gap
for poor and otherwise disad-
vantaged children is created in
the first five years of their lives.
A youngster's brain works oh a
"use it or lose it" principle, and
synapses not used or stimulated
early on will be discarded.
The child's first five years at
home thus constitute the most
important years of his or her
life. The first four years in school


are the second most important
phase. And the transition from
home and community into
school may be the most impor-
tant transition in his or her life.
But in most school districts
there is little if any interac-
tion between local childcare
centers, early care and educa-
tion providers and the public
school system. Transitions to
kindergarten usually consist of
a "meet and greet" session for
parents. Rarely is there an align-
rhent of teaching or curriculum'
or coordination of teachers and
parents.
Fortunately, that situation is
beginning to change. In 2006,
early childhood education was
named a legislative priority by
24 governors, compared to 17
in 2005. Some states such as
Washington have created new
departments dedicated to early
learning.
To support states' efforts,
many national foundations (in-
cluding the W.K. Kellogg Foun-
dation's SPARK initiative, Sup-
porting Partnerships to Assure
Ready Kids), as well as research-
ers in academia and the federal
government, have launched
system-building initiatives that
link parents, educators, early
childhood service providers,
and their communities. A big
part of this community-based
innovative thinking is the move-
ment toward ready schools. In


communities as diverse as Mi-
ami, FL and Gwinnett County,
GA, where SPARK has made in-
vestments, we are beginning to
see positive change.
In early 2007, the Gwinnett
County Public- Schools (the
largest school district in Geor-
gia and the 20th largest in the
country) adopted and funded
the SPARK Georgia school tran-
sition model. Using federal Title
I funds to implement the na-
tionally recognized Parents as
Teachers program has-resulted
in increases in key school-
readiness skills (including fine
motor skills, problem-solving
and socialization); greater par-
ent participation and leadership
in early education and schools
(parents who participated in
the Parent Leadership Institute
now serve as chairs on seven
committees); and parent atten-
dance at GED and ESL classes..
In Miami, our initiative iden-
tified a lack of alignment in ex-
pectations between elementary
schools and childcare facilities.
Support for an increase in the
number of accredited centers
led eventually to success in
creating a quality rating system
that further aligns expectations
across early education and the
early grades and includes crite-
ria for those all-important tran-
sitions.
In the past, the burden was
primarily on children and par-


ents to get ready for school. But
this "two-way street" approach
helps shape schools so they are
prepared to receive and serve
all children. Some additional
elements of this approach in-
clude screening children for de-
velopmental delays and health
issues that impede learning;
helping parents and families
in their role as first teachers;
and getting child advocacy or-
ganizations, businesses and
state agencies to commit more
resources to early education
- because an investment now
means savings later.
By focusing on the crucial
learning period from birth. u
to the early grades we can also
help ensure the success of ex-
isting programs such as No
Child Left Behind, currently
up for reauthorization by Corn-
gress. Policymakers at all lev-
els should continue to provide
tools and flexibility to nurture
such community-based innova-
tions on behalf of kids' learr-
infg. We must resolve to create
new structures, practices. and
programs to support, the early
learning of infants, toddlers and
preschoolers. This is one New
Year's-Resolution we should
keep. Millions of children are
counting on us.

Gregory Taylor


Year
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City to fence
in loading ramp

BELLE GLADE -- At a special
meeting that held Jan. 5, Belle
Glade commissioners voted to
fence off the loading ramp area
near downtown Belle Glade.
Commissioners say the fencing
will be at least six feet high, and
will feature barbed wiring. Two
16-feet wide gates will allow entry
and exit of the perimeter and will'
be fortified with two combination
locks at the location, on Southwest
+4- Avenue D between Southwest
Tifth and Sixth Streets.
Vice Mayor Don Garrett pre-
sented the motion, supported by
Mayor Ray Torres Sanchez and
Commissioner Shelly Miller. Com-
missioner Mary Kendall opposed
the action; Commissioner Gwen
Asia-Williams was not in atten-
dance.
The city has plans to put no
trespassing signs around the pe-
rimeter to keep people out of the
area. Anyone who trespasses will
be given a warning to stay off the
premises by the sheriff's office. A
second violation will result in ar-
rests.
There is currently -no definitive
timeline for the construction of the
fence.

Residents worry over
dike plan proposal

PAHOKEE Residents in Pa-
hokee are worried that the Army
Corps of Engineers will destroy
about 150 feet of their property in
order to make repairs to the dike.
The residents, with homes lo-


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the dike, are concerned that one of
the proposals being presented will
cripple the value of their homes by
having the construction work run
onto their property.
The sight of cranes and heavy
machinery destroying 6ne of the
most valuable stretches of road
in the city have more than a few
residents up in arms with the con-
cept.

Pahokee has new
district commander

PAHOKEE The city of Pa-
hokee had been in search of a
new sheriff's office commander
to head the local district since Lt.
James Blackford announced his
resignation on Nov. 28.
Since then, the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office appointed
Lt. Reinaldo Alonso to the posi-
tion.:
Among other things, the new
commander is interested in insti-
tuting a greater level of commu-
nity policing to target not only the
criminal contentions in the area,
but implement change through a
more social interaction with resi-
dents.
February, 2007

City votes to pay
recall legal fees

BELLE GLADE Following a
judge's order that a recall petition
to remove Mayor Ray Torres San-
chez and Vice Mayor Don Garrett
from their seats on the Belle Glade
Commission, the city has voted to
pay for all legal fees related to the
case.
In a special meeting held Jan.
22, the majority of the commis-
sioners approved the motion to.


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pay the fees to incurred in defend-
ing the mayor and vice mayor in
the petition, to the displeasure of
Commissioners Gwen Asia-Wil-
liams and Mary Kendall, who op-
posed using city funds to pay for
the private attorneys hired by the
commission. r
The commission was given
four options to choose from to pay
the legal fees to the law firms of
Hodgson Russ and Sean Wilson.
In order to include the $86,550
amount in next year's budget,
city staff proposed either postpon-
ing the payments until January of
2008, or paying a portion of it im-
mediately and covering the rest in
next year's budget.
City Manager Newall Daughtrey
recommended either of the two
options.
The majority of the commis-
sioners, though, voted to choose
another option that the city man-
ager did not present in the agenda
memorandum, paying for the en-
tire amount from the city's unre-
stricted reserves.

Woman accused
in South Bay
child's death

- SOUTH BAY A woman was
accused in the death of a three-
year-old boy over the weekend,
after reportedly beating him so se-
verely that the child did not wake
up the next morning.
Tia Danae Roundtree, 27, was
arrested Sunday, Feb. 4 by the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office and
was charged with aggravated child
abuse and homicide.
Initially, the charge was aggra-
vated child abuse with a $10,000
bond set by the state attorney's
office. However, after investigators
determined that the young child
died. from "multiple blunt force
injuries" sustained from physical
abuse, the homicide charge was
added, along with a $20,000 post-
ed bond.

City Manager
Finizio looks to
move forward

As new Belle Glade City Man-
ger Vincent Finizio looks to put the
past behind him, community lead-
ers remember his controversial
tenure as the 'former City Manager
of Pahokee.
About four years ago, Martin
Luther King Park in Pahokee was
trashed, prompting an outrage by
Mr. Finizio.
According to an early 2003 ar-
ticle posted in The Sun, Mr. Finizio
said that many of the over 400
people gathering at the park lit-
tered the area with alcoholic bev-
erages that were geen shattering
on the cement and in outlying ar-
eas of the park.
In the article, it stated that Mr.
Finizio noticed something about
the group, made up of adults he
believes ranged in ages from 20
to 40 years: "There was not one
Latino or Caucasian in the entire
group", he said. "These people
who did this are slobs, what else
is there to it."
The comments made by Mr.
Finizio that infuriated the Pahokee
city commission as well as many
in the Glades community followed
in this sequence, according to that
early 2003 article:


"To the critics who say this is
just a Black thing, it's true, it is a
Black thing," said Mr. Finizio' "The
Black community leaders aren't
doing anything, they're turning
away. Caring Afro-American fami-
lies are being held hostage in' their
homes by large groups pf booze
drinking, pot smoking, disruptive
people who have no pride in our
community"
Not. long -after those com-
ments were made by Mr. Finizio,
Pahokee Commissioner Henry
Crawford said that he remembers
nearby churches and the commu-
nity alike asking Mr. Finizio to offer
an apology.
Corps study repairs'
property impact

PAHOKEE The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers does not want
to tear up anyone's property.
Responding to concerns of
property owners with homes lo-
cated along the edge of the Herbert
Hoover Dike, the U.S. Army Corps
of Enginders is hoping to assuage
residents' fears that. their property
will not be torn up to make repairs
to the aging structure.
One of the goals of the corps
at this point, according to Susan
Jackson, public affairs specialist
for the organization, is minimizing
the amount of work that will have
to be carried over onto personal
property.
Work at the moment is focused
on finding ways around "nega-
tively impacting homes .out there,"
Ms. Jackson said.
March, 2007
Glades Central Track
teams eye state
championships

BELLE GLADE Glades Cen-
tral Girls and Boys Track Coaches
Jemauel Calnek and Willie C. Mc-
Donald have been hard at work,
preparing their athletes for the up-
coming season, slated to begin on
Friday at the Glades Central High
School track.
The girls and boys track meets
will be busy the entire season, with
three home meets, and five away
meets. The other two home meets
are on Mar. 16 and Apr. 13.
Mr. Calnek is in his fourth year
as the girls track coach for Glades
Central. He said that his goal for
the girls is for them to ultimately
obtain a scholarship through track
and academics.
Mr. Calnek said that in order'
to be successful in -track, the girls
must have the combination of ath-
letic talent, discipline, and a pas-
sion for the sport. He said that the
sport is 90 percent mental and 10
percent physical.
"If you don't have the mental
toughness to withstand your op-
ponents, you won't succeed," said
Mr. Calnek.
Mr. Calnek said he looks for-
ward to putting out a competitive
team this season.
Finizio's Contract Ap-
proved

BELLE GLADE At Monday's
city commission meeting, thfe
commissioners voted in favor of
approving the contract of City
Manager Vincent Finizio.
The contract approval comes


amid much controversy surround-
ing the city manager, including the
firing of various staff members,
advice from the city's top admin-
istrator the commission on how
to deal with city employees and
the ongoing water' bill issues in
the city.
Under a previous contractual
agreement, it was stated that the
city manager would serve a two-
year term. On Monday, however,
the commission voted on approv-
ing a one-year contract.
The, contract approval was
motioned by Vice Mayor Donald
Garrett and seconded by Com-
missioner Shelly Miller. Mayor. Ray
Torres Sanchez cast the deciding
vote in favor of the conditions of
the contract. .

Man struck
by truck at field

BELLE GLADE A 64-year-
old Clewiston man was killed at,
a lettuce field in Belle Glade last
Wednesday, March 7.
The incident occurred at about
3:15 p.m. at Schelechter Farm,
about 1.5 miles west of Brown
Farms Road.
According to a press release
provided by the Florida Highway
Patrol, the pedestrian, Aristoe
Centeno, had exited a tractor to
pick up cardboard debris left by
workers near a lettuce field when
the accident happened.
The victim was standing be-
hind the vehicle of 32-year old
Jorge G. Valdez, who was driving
a 2001 Ford F-150 truck.
After picking up several farm
workers, investigators said that the
driver of the vehicle was unaware
that he drove backward over the
pedestrian.


Finizio offers few
explanations

BELLE GLADE Vincent
Finizio, Belle Glade's city man-
ager, has inspired a'spectrum of
emotions and opinions in many
of the people he's come in con-
tact during his career. j
He's been labeled a tight-fisted
Teader, a gentle supervisor who
takes time out to get to know his
employees and offer them encour-
agement and empower them to
do more, but he's also been called
a snake in disguise and a flat out
racist by some of his fiercer rivals.
On Monday, one of his stron-
gest supporters Voted to terminate
him, ending his J ess than ,two
month term as the city's'top em-
ployee.
In the short time he was city
manager, Mr. Finizio let go of
employees who had spent many
years at the city, but also promot-
ed others who he felt deserved the
chance to be recognized.
He was singled out for target-
ing minorities at city hall, yet he
hired a Hispanic to serve as his as-
sistant city manager.
His actions were either all right
to some in the community, all
wrong to others, or in the days
leading up to his termination,
shunned by almost everyone.

Field move
raises questions

PAHOKEE The citizens and
community leaders of Pahokee
have been informed by the Palm
Beach County School Board that
a new middle school will be built
on Pahokee High School's Lair
Field.
According to Don Thompson,
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ON-THE-SPOT INTERVIEWS
January 8th and 9th
9am-5pm
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Clewiston, FL
Discover the unlimited advancement potential waiting for you at Tractor Supplyl
Apply online at:
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Advertising Sales Represen-
tative National Newspaper
Placement Services (N2PS)
is seeking an experienced
sales person to sell print and
online' advertising. N2PS, a
subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and
services print and online ad-
vertising for newspapers.
Demonstrated success with
previous media sales and an
undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience
required.. Online sales experi-
ence a plus. Email your cov-
er letter, resume and salary
history to: hr@n2ps.com.
EOE, drug-free workplace.
ATTN: DRIVERS Paid Orienta-
tion and Bonus 36-43 cpm
,($1000+ wkly) Excellent
Benefits Class A and 3 mos
OTR required
(800)635-8669.
CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding
Fleet offering Regional/OTR
runs. Outstanding Pay Pack-
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Co. Pd Benefits Must have
Class A 100K miles. Pd-Car
Haul Training! Call John @
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Drivers-Flatbed Recent Aver-
age $927.00/wk Late Model
Equipment, Strong Freight
Network, 401K, Blue Cross
Insurance (800)771-6318
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Our top driver made $71,087
in 2007! How much did YOU
earn? $.45 per mile? Make
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
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*The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and irWall other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.


-MEDICAL ASSISTANT
& PHLEBOTOMIST-
Needed at Florida Community
Health Centers. Bilingual
preferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits. Apply
'at 315 South W.C. Owen Ave.,
Clewiston, FL, or fax resume
to (863)983-9604, EOE/DFWP



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$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
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YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

( o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!




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Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
materials n o w.
(866)713-4492 USWA. Fee
Req.


Get Crane Trainedl
Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction .
www.Heavy5.com Use code
"FLCNH" or call
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SCHOOL
POLICE
OFFICERS
Join the School
Police Team!
A Police Officer for the Palm Beach County
School District Police Department is responsible
for the protection of all students, staff, and
citizens on Palm Beach County School District
sites. Continue your law enforcement career
while enjoying the benefits of working a school-
house schedule. Imagine never again working a
midnight shift, with weekends and holidays off.
The current starting annual salary is $41,017,
plus law enforcement incentive, With no payroll
deductions for High Risk Florida Retirement.
The pension is vested after six years of service
and early retirement options are available.
If interested, please check us out at:
www.palmbeach.kl2.fl.us/schoolDolice/Emplovment.htm,
or.contact Pat Haight directly at 561-434-8435.
Immediate school openings in the Belle
Glade and Pahokee.area..


MEDICALCENTER
."Where It'sJ ((!bout Gettini Better
LPN I or II (,PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time- ERRN III Staff/Supervlsor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS req
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervlsor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 +yrs. clinical exp Must'have 3yrs charge or super-
visory status.. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.N.A or C.N.A Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.N.A Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/.at least 1 yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical record-abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medical office management expe-
rience in a physidan's office. This position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Department Secretary (Quality/Risk Management)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS
Office apps. Must possess excellent.organizational, cust svc
and communication skills
mvw.hendyreglonal.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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MAINENANE TEHNICAN 1


Semi skilled manual work involving various
maintenance, construction, & plumbing tasks.
Requires plumbing experience, possession of a valid
Florida driver's license with acceptable driving
record. Must have a High School Diploma or its
equivalent. Open until filled.

Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
100 E. El Paso St, Satellite Office in Clewiston & at
165 S. Lee St.,the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in
the HR Department.

Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free.Applicants needing
assistance in the application process should
contact the Hendry County Commissioners
HR department (863) 612-4782.


DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LABOR 4) FINDERS
202 E; Sugarland Hwy. (Acrs fm Clewaton Imn)
(863) 902-9494


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Residential & Commercial
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- N'ew Listing! .3/i 1cnC s-Some on V acre in vooreriavii.
Buy it at $167.5K or Rent it for $1,000 per month
Flaglole. Country living!! 3/2 CBS Honime on 1.5
Acres. New in '01 Great deal @ 185K
Renting Wsehouse Space? Build your own on this 22 acre
industrial property in Clewiston. City water, sewer 5480K
-1/2 acre lot located on Crescent Dr. Owner will build
to suit $80K
Montura Ranch CBS home with over 36(00 sq.ft
Must see to appreciate
Montura Lots, Lots, & More Lots!!
New Listing!! 5450 square feet! Located at the corner
-ofDavidson road and hooker's point road. Perfect for a
convenience store/small grocery store
- Mississippi Ave 3/1 CBS home. Great condition for
only $100K
Obispo Ave 4 -,'l,.,.Aeed and re
roofed. CBS l i
Reduced!! Brand New 3/2 Mobile I ome locate in
Sherwood S/D Fenced, $115K
Pioneer llataLf E ING t7.5 acres!!
Property is fenced and roass finced. Bring your horses!! $175K
New Consmirtion in Orchard Park, Ridgeview Estates and
Sugirland Estates. Call and let us help you find your new home!!
Lakeport 40 acres of pasture land, fenced and cross
fenced, located on the Rim Canal. Cattle? Nursery? Or
just a home in the country. $35K per acre.
Glenn A Smith (863) 677-1441 Sarah Williams (863) 228-6867
M.aribel Gonzalez (561) 722-7347 Se habla espanol
Charamaine Montgomery (863) 233-194.1 Se habla espanol


"Service, Excellence, Results"
Phone: 863.946-3900
498 US Hwy. 21, loore Hyen t .
Jeffrey A.Duis liu.huli8stait.e X E RGLADES
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CLEWISTON Fisherman's Pa
Nw Consruc ,,,on Uli,'0J Reduced 5179,000 1678 sq 3/2 on %A end retreat to get a;. "
orre near golf course, because your right by Lake "0" E-
Orchard Park Subdivison New CBS homes starting at $135,500 Cute Little Pl ace This Property is P
Call today for more details our business here today. 143 Ave
FLAGHOLE New on the Market This 2BR/28
Country Living is Calling You This 2002 Manufactured 3BR/2BA tionretreatormake ityourpermanei
Home gives you Seclusion, Privacy & A Rural Life Style. A Paved in Your Screened in Patio. This Hot
Road & City Water enchances this property. Plenty of room for Driveway. Carpet throughout a
Kids & Pets. 153 Pine Lane S 150,000 Reduced Kitchen/Dining area. 699 Avenue F
LAKEPORT Wht a Steal These (2) 2BR/2
ney Sop The Car CBS 2B2 Tiome has a paved lighted Recently Reduced. Both Homes
riv a a screened in Porch. This property is fenced in. your'family today and yes the c
2960 Old Lakeport Road; $191,375 & 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Se
Needs Some k %a/crewaterfrontlot& Home39.Linda Rd $129K & 1705 Gulf Street Priced to Se
Don't Miss Out This 2BR/2BA MH on 1.42 acres! 2420 Old HomeOnlTeWaeer 2235Riversid
Lake Port Road $124,900 Reduced dock & beautiful porch, overlooking
Delightful. Cute & Cozy This 2BR/2BA Mobile Home has it all. Nice This Home Has t All Furnished
Florida Room to relax in ofter a hard day. 255 Thomas Lane w/ many extras. Picture perfect
$129,900 Reduced 10footGazebo w/ Lights. 601 5
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts aboqt any ad on
1 es these pages, we advise that
-'before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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Services


DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us


PRECIOUS LANDSCAPING
Serving the South Bay /
.Clewiston / Belle Glade area's.
Call us for all your lawn care
needs... We also do up keep
on vacant lots/Commercial.
(786)227-1414

'Pet Service


'PtM &'Petsttbng Safcde
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &'
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

It's never too late to find
th perfect gift. Look for
It in thr rJaRRIflAdR.


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


Merchandise
I '--f i T i UNIC-


WINDOW A/C Unit $60.
(863)675-7963.


COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
- Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$50 (863)824-3358


DISHWASHER Kenmore,
$50 (863)946-3822 Moore
Haven
GAS DRYER Frigidaire, w/all
options, $200 or best offer.
86.3)3467-6886 or
561-723-0257
GAS STOVE Magic Chef, 30",
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-6886 or
61-723-0257.
GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore)
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Refrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate (239)333-5811
REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER -
Compact, Haler, 4.2 cu ft
20x22x34 $1 00.
(863)697-3299
REFRIGERATOR GE, .Black,
Side By Side. Good shape.
$300 (863)634-0779
REFRIGERATOR Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,'
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $250 (863)467-5616
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
$150. (863)946-2072.
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Clean. $50
(863)467-2366
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937
STOVE TOP drop in, beige,
exc. cond,, GE, $100.
(863)946-2072


WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
file. Barely used. $200
(239)210-1475
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune, stacked, $750.
(863)675:6904
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15
(863)467-4567


ELECTRIC BICYCLE Mon-
goose, used twice, excellent
condition, looks brand new.
$175 neg (863)763-7849
MENS 26", rides, great, $15.
(863)763-0996



All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
100x250 Factory direct to
contractor or customer.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.
SHED 8x10, Good condition.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)467-.0185



METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
('352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
MOBILE HOME STEPS Fiber-
glass w/ handrails. New. 5
step & 4 step. $750 for both,
will sep. (863)763-4527 .
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50.
(813)892-7867


BABY STROLLER $15. Call
(863)763-0625
Double Stroller MacLaren,
side by side, seat reclines,
gray, 1 yr. old, pd $360, sell
225. (863)610-1750,
INFANT SLEEPERS Onesies
and other clothing. $40 will
separate. (863)763-3982
before Noon
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all
(239)253-27994


BELT BUCKLES Swarovski,
crystal, new & beautiful, va-
riety of styles & colors, $25.
(863)634-7311
SHIRTS & SHORTS -.20 piec-
es in all. Large & Extra
Large. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)467,2366


PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice
original' $ 2 5 0
(863)675-4858
SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
ed, all for $195
(863)946-0408


BEDROOM SET W/matching
desk, 8 pc set, rustic, queen
size, like new. $2500 or best
offer. (863)447-1255
CHINA CABINET Drexel,
large, walnut color, solid
wood, $250 will deal.
(561)793-9463 evenings
COMPUTER DESK Very stur-
,dy. $25 (863)467-9413
DAYBED With trundle, Good
condition. $50. or best offer.
(863)467-2153
DR TABLE & CHAIRS casual,
hunter green, natural wood,
w/tile top & leaf, $150 will
deal. (561)793-9463 aft 6.
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc.
condition, Pd. $900, asking
$500 firm. Call
863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg.


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
40" W, excellent condition.
$200 neg (863)357-1560
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIVINGROOM SET- Huiter
green, 5 pc. Must6go! $500
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee.
ROLL AWAY BED $70
(863)357-2829
SOFA & LOVESEAT -. Country
blue & Futon Good condition,
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
SOFA red leather, asking
$300 firm (863)675-3888
after 7pm
TV STAND Has pull out shelf,
real oak wood, on wheels.
$35 (863)357-1560



GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag,
2 2,..doz .balIs, $40
(863)763-0944
GOLF CART New Honda mo-
tor. Just needs some TLC.
Asking $500 (863)302-4442
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


AR 15 Completely custom.
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. Flip
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798
MARLIN Lever Action, 45-
70. Never fired. $450
(863)634-4798
MARLIN 44 MAGNUM- 100
rounds of ammo, Cowboy
load, 240 grain, $400
(239)667-6021
RIFLE 3006, good condition.
$300 or best offer
(239)229-1367
RUGER Single six.con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300
(606)219-3890
SHOTGUN Remington model
1100, 20 gauge, brand new.
$350 or best offer
(239)229-1367
SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga.,
9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
will sep. (502)931-8101
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400
(606)21,9-3890



AB LOUNGE exercise ma-
chine, exc. shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-8734
EXERCISE BIKE with fa'n,
$40. (863)612-0647
,EXERCISE MACHINE Air-
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567
WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
plete, good condition, many
weights from 5-25 Ibs. $300
or best offer. (863)227-0029


HOSPITAL BED up & down
on both sides, $100.
(863)612-0647
WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907'


AERATOR Cmplt head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
LIDS 2 rolls, ridged galva-
nized, 1 -20"x50' &
1-18"x50'. New. $60. will
separate. (863)763-5762


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
AWNING Aluminum, white,
74" W x 27", like new. $40
(863)763-1997
DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
28 pc., 4 place settings,
$25. (863)763-0996
STATUES fiberglass, 1
Horse,. 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
sell sep (863)467-7453 .
TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS 3
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052



BASS GUITAR Fender, 4
string & Crate 100 watt amp,
$325 will sell separately.
(863)946-1802
DRUM SET 3 pieces, great
for Christmas, good shape,
$125. Call (863)634-8734 .
ELECTRIC ORGAN Good
condition, needs tuning;
$350 or best offer.. Call
(863) 634-9017
ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
are a, $25 f I rm .
(863)467-1309.


PUREBRED
YORKIE PUPPIES
Call 863-902-0580
RED BONE COON HOUND
PUPS -'UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$300 each. (863)467-4149


CAMERA PHONE Nextel
1930, brand'new, pd $450,
ask ing $ 3 0 0 .
(863)227-3348



WATER PUMP for water
well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
pump, 3", never used, $700
(863)983-4940



HOT TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
son. $3000 (863)357-7480
or (863)634-0830
HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
er. Like new. $500.
(561)262-1390
HOT TUB- Hot Sprigs Prodigy
5 yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots of
extras $1500 or best offer
(239)738-1532 LaBelle area
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218



KENMORE with cabinet,
Chair included + misc.
$100. (863)697-3299


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm



CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
(863)634-7157
WIRELESS HIEADSET MICRO-
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
(239)503-0339
XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.
$100(239)503-0339


FLAT SCREEN -.4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (786)506-6452


GENERATOR O10hp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$325. (863)610-0575
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 21/ yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing $375. (863)467-4096


NINTENDO WiI 2 games, ex-
tra controller, all wireless.
$450 (863)634-7157



KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4,
asking $100 (863)467-7453
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $150. (863)763-3451


DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60
will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.


Several Old 3 gallon rhetal gas
cans with useable spouts.
(863)983-0807 ,
Wanted: Bedliner for Ford
Ranger Shortbed, fair condi-
tioh. (863)675-3032


Agriculture

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DUMP TRAILER, 38 cubic
yard, Gooseneck, all steel,
(2) 10,000 Ib. axles w/elec-
tric brakes, like new, $9,600.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee
FARMTRUCK flatbed, runs
great, $500/best offer.
(863)675-7963 .


HORSE TRAILER '05, WW 2
horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used.
$4500. 772-233-1127
HP SADDLE -'17", Brown,
Leather & Tack. Great condi-
tion. $225. (863)801-9494
SADDLE- 141/" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1500. (863)697-6470



CHIPPER / SHREDDER 5 hp,.
Like new. $250
(863)673-3122
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
(863)467-6025
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Almost new. '$20.
(863)763-0625


ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250 or
best offer. (561)790-3681
SNAPPER Z TURN MOWER-
52" cut, like new, $1800
(863)201-0672


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm.& every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


SADDLE Corriente, 15",
tooled, excellent condition,
$450. (863)946-1802
WESTERN SADDLE 15", dia-
mond spots, good condition,
$100. (863)675-3032
WESTERN SADDLE, 15",
brown, new, $325.
(772)349-8952 Okeechobee


Rentals
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HUD Home! $199/Mo!
6BR/3BA (5% down 20.
years @ 8% apr) More
Homes Available from
$199/Mo! For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5669.


Foreclosure! 3BR/2BA
$32,100! Only $255/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mol For list-
Ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 1 i/ acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, W/D, laminate floors,
'garage, handicap access.
$1200 mo. (863)946-3333


OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE -
For doctor, lawyer, 'accoun-
tant, etc. 112 WC Owen, Cle-
wiston. (239)994-7368



TURKEY CREEK Double wide
& Guest house w/dock. -
Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799
(970)222-7682


tHis 2BR/18A Nut towo IN THe Hum or


I CUT[, ADIDRULf HOME
MOM HAVEN 6 WANING FOR YOM CtOSE TO
SCHOOts, bwz & SHOPPING. Do NOT;yAg
MID MISS OUT 04 THIS WONDEEFVL OFFOMNfft
401 Amu S $138,150


bile Home is o great week-
St forget your Boot or Poles
7 Merino Ave. 30,000
ERFECTfor Professional Use. Start
e. I, PRICED TO SELL AT $110,000
A\ Mobile Home is great for a vaca-
nt Residence. Come Home and relax
ne has a Utility Shed and a Paved
and a Mini Chandelier in the
Only $ 46,000
2BA Mobile. Homes have been
are in a great location. Bring
animals too. 1690 West Avenue
II at $149,500 Each.
e Dr., Beautiful 2BR/1 BAw/o private
the Caloosahatchee, $285K
Absolutely gorgeous 3BR/2BA MH
yard w/ your own wishing well,
5th St. only $124,900 Reduced
/2 CBS home on V/2 acre
ell $76,000I


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
Modular/Floor Plans. From $79,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing available.
8s 4 oer56S-715


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FASTFOOD/BAKERY
SANDWICH SHOP
Drive thru facility, customer
parking, inside eating &
dining area. Offering at a very
reasonable price. Sale price
will include all equipment &
building. Good location,
High traffic area. For info call
(561)996-8010



CLEWISTON
Bass Capitol Condo, Unit 301.
Fully furnished. Reduced to
$135K. (863)983-1797


BELLE GLADE: 1785 sq. ft., 6
Bdrm,, 3 Ba., 1 Car Garage.
Corner of S.W. 10th St. &
S.W. Ave. C. $180,000.
Realty International, Sandy
Weiser (561)329-1408


HARLEM 3/2 Brand New I
Harlem Academy Drive
Appliances, New carpet,
C/Air, 1 Car Garage,
Landscaped. $164,500.
SHIP or Owning
Financing Possible
Call Owner: 863-673-5071
or 561-996-8010



COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+
$89,900 Incredible commu-
nity, water & marsh views,
Year- round temperate
weather. Near Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walk-
ing, family/retirement living.
Great financing available.
CALL (888)513-9958.
Custom Built Home 5000sqft
on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 5
acres riverfront on Big Reed
Island Creek near New River
State Park, fishing, view, pri-
vate, good access $89,500.
(866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes!
III -* 1


CLEWISTON: 2 BR, 10x42 MH
1/4 acre. New appl's includ-
ing W&D. Recently renovat-
ed. No pets. $625 mo. Avail:
Jan. 12th. (863)805-2869 or
(954)649-9095 -
MONTURA RANCHES -
2 br, 2 ba on 1.25 acres,.
fenced yard, water softener,
non-smoking environment.
$750/mo + 1st, last & sec
dep req. (863)228-0580 or
(863)634-4480
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ bool,
club house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325



All Home of Merit Stock
Homes and Special Orders
reduced to the lowest prices
in years. Bring us your floor
plan and we will give you the
est price in South Florida.
Call (863)675-8888
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail: Call (863)675-4442 or
(863)673-4325
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienenque.saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Llamee al
8 863) 6 7 5 4.442 /
E863)612-6511 /
NEW 3 BRMo 2 BA DoubleWide
$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banos a solo $39,900
Incluyendo instalacion com-
pleta y aire centrol. Para mas
informacion. Llamee a
(863)675-4949 o
(863)612-6511
TRADE IN'S WANTED
No Money Down... with your
old homes equity. Very easy
financing. Low prices on all
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes.
Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325


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AIRBOAT- 14 ft Apache Hull,
220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
(863)357-3329


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LIC: REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
..a. (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
t !AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS ANGELICA GONZALEZ
(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023
RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA with loft room (has BA 3BR, 2BA DWMH with 2.5 acres
Condo Bass Capital $159,000 (2) as well) $379,000 Montura $150,000
4BR, 2BA New Home Reduced to 3BR, 2BA with pool reduced to VACANT LAND
$295,000 $269,900 MH Lot in Sheiwood $24,900
3BR, 2BA Royal Palm $249,000 2BR 1BA cottage on 3.68 acres Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2BR2BA ReallyCute$125K PB County $200 000 Montura 1.25 acre lots available
2BR, 2BA Re Cute $125K PB County $200 000 Call for Listings.
3BR, 2BS kM $279,000 3BR, 2 BA with pool on man- Flaghole 2.41 ac $110,000
3BR, 2BA 2 acres Flaghole made lake $310,000 Woodlands S/D 2 lots reduced to
$240,000 Seller Wants All Offers 3BR, 2BA large screened porch' $32,500 each
4BR, 2BA Fully Furnished North- $249,000 ea
side $310,000 3BR, 2BA CBS home with very P4,oeer 11 lots ogether
3/4BR 2 1/2BA on lake $377,500 large back yard $259,900 Mobile Home Lot $19500
2or 3BR, rear yard Lot $19,500
2or3BR, B rearwardrd 11 MonfUr lots must be sold
$239,00 t hoB ,000 p.m. MOBILE HOMES 11 Montura lots must be sold
3BR, 2BA Brick, fenced back 4BR, 2BA, DWMH $134,900 together $19,500 each
yard $215,000 3BR, 2BA Tower Lakes $119,900 COMMERCIAL
4BR, 2BA with pool $174,900 3BR, 2B vicreened Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
3BR, 2BA New Home $310,000 porch RA 1' $112,500 $200,000
4BR, 3BA New Home $325,000 3BR, 2BA.SWMH Montura 1.25 Turn-key movie theater on US27
3BS6AU -flPff6 DtNG 5 acres furnished $98,000 $495,000 or building only
acres in LaDeca $175,000 $395,000
3BR, 2BA on 2.5 acres Pioneer -adj. SWMH on 4 Lots (4.56 acres) in
2.5 acres also available Woodland S/D $275,000 FOR RENT
-$175,000 3BR, 2BA DWMH Harlem $84,900 2/2.5 T/homes indcl. util. $1500 p.m.


c I s e (863)983-8559
Cheryl Eby Gtjl, Lic Real Etate Broker (863 228-1562
real estate Elsie Sellers (239 822-7490 Espanol
Anibel Miranda (8 3)228-6296 Ei 'ol
528 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston Theresa Lee 'Ter' Rangel (863) 228-1142


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Flaghole's Finest, New CBS 4/3 w/all the
extras. Granite c. tops, master suite and Irg.
det. garage. Don't miss out! Just Reducedl


CLEWISTON
*4/2.5 CBS Home on fenced corner lot,
Only $209,000
*3/2, MH large lot, Holiday Isles Mobile
Home Park. Only $69,900.
*3/2 CBS Home on Sugarlhnd Circle.
Great Starter Home only $165,000!
S2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
:3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
SBringAll Oifs!! 3/2 CBS onNorthside $220K
*2/1 CBS Home, Reduced to $149,900
Seller will pay $5K towards closing costs.
*Spacious 3/2, Newly rem. kitchen and
fenced backyard Only $170K.
*Just Listed, Well kept 3/2 w/florida room &
'workshop on E. Esperanza Just $164,9000!
*3/2 MH in Tower Lakes only $129,000
*3/2 Home w/large Family Room, Northside
$225,000
*3/2 CBS Home on corner lot. $150,000
' 2 3/2 CBS Homes on Harlem Academy-
New Construction;. Only $169,500 Owner
motivated!
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/2 Palm Harbor, 55 + Community,
upgrades _& extras galore! $142,500
*Like New 2/2 MH w/lrg sunroom.
MH Yacht Club. Reduced to $118.5K


Kancno ralmas, unique /.5 acre
Hacienda with Stables, Party Pavillion,
and Palm Tree Nursery $675,000


* 2/1 MH-Lakeport with direct Lake
"0" Access. Reduced to $109K
*3/2 MH, fireplace, completely fenced. $92.5K
SSpacious 2/2 in Lakeport. Completely
Remodeled. Lake "0" Access $269,000
*Like new 3/2 CBS Thatcher Blvd,
Ship eligible $164,900
PIONEER / LADECA / FLAGHOLE
*3 or 4 BD, 2 BA Custom LogHome
on +/- 5 acres. Call for details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
SCommercial lot 100x115. Great loca-
tion Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 acres ready for nursery
or livestock. $220,000
* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave.
$129,900, Owner Financing Available
* .33 ac lot in Port LaBelle' $59,000
*2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Only $59,000
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
Owner Financing Available
MONTURA
-3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
1.25 acreLots available. Starting at $25,000
*312MHionRIssideSt 1.88am~e.On$105K
COMMERCIAL
* Operating medical office w/retail, great
location only $475,000
Mobile Home Park. Great Investment
Ovoortunitv. Includes CBS Home


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AQUA SPORT 22', Center
console, open fishmen, 225
Evinrude. Good .cond.
$3500. (863)228-2622
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480 neg. (561)790-3681
BONITO 15', with 30 hp
Johnson motor. Trailer in-
cluded. Good condition.
$1900. (863)675-8579
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John-
son motor & trailer. Good
condition. $1 200.
(863)228-2622
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt."
Console 60 hp Johnson.
Runs great. Needs TLC.
$1300 (863)484-0267
ESCAPE SAILBOAT 14 ft, cat
rig, much like a Sailfish,
easier to sail, will 'deliver lo-
cally. $895 (863)674-0647
EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out-
board. Like new. $400.
(561)262-1390
GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT '91
'04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke,
power tilt & galvanized trail-
er. $3600 (863)634-0815
JON BOAT 16ft, 7:5hp
Chrysler motor, trailer,
$1000 (863)201-0672
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
150 merc, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
PONTOON BOAT nice shape,
runs great, $3500.
(863)634-8708
PONTOON TRAILER- Magic
Tilt, 20FT, $1000 or best of-
fer (641)753-9407
PONTOON BOAT 20' & trail-
er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition. $1800.
(863)824-6720
PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT -
17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin-
rude trailer, less than 200
hrs, $4500. (863)946-0408
SEA NYMPH '83,15', Alumi-
num with trailer & '91 40hp
Johnson with tilt & Trim.
$2500. 765-620-4373



CATALINA COACHMAN '95-
RV, 23ft, asking $4000
(863)261-2500
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 tt, complete.
$1500 needs work.
(772)215-3500/597-0463
PORTA-POTTY Flushes, Like
new condition. $25.
(863)763-5762


BOAT PARTS Console,
w/wind shield, gauges, misc.
hrdwr, fuel tank-25 gal. $165
will sep (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$350 o'r best offer
(863)612-6575



HARLEY ACCESS. Leather
jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX
Small Worn 3 times. Like
new. $200. (863)763-7727
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 -
1200 CC, 28K mls. Runs
.good. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-1193



GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition. $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm.
GO KART Adult size, 6.5 hp,
runs great. $400
(941)812-5315 Okee area
GO KART Runs great. $200
or best offer. (863)447-1255
HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
ridde n $'2 3 0 0
(845)551-0811
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1800 (845)551-0811
YAMAHA 225 2001, Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $2100
(239)867-1093



COACHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER
33', good cond., orig. own-
er, towed 1600 mi., $4500.
(863)612-0515


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005'
Autos Wanted
Classrt ars' 4015a
Comickup iTrzcks 4020
Construction
rtEquipment 4025
atorTrailers 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035,
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trfucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers '4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans .. 4070



BUICK CENTURY '94 96K,
good gat mileage, new tires
& tran, minor door damage
$1200 neg. (239)289-2896
GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C,
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (954)260-1933


BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CROWN VICTORIA LX '96 -
Runs great, new croc design
ragged top, good tires, 4 dr.
$2300 neg (239)503-5354
FORD PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93,
Runs good but needs clutch.
$700 or best offer.
(239)210-1475
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Civic $400! 93 Toyo-
ta Corrola $995! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 -
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offer.
Call 863-675-1410
TOYOTA COROLLA '91 auto,
AC, asking $1500 or best of-.
fer very good working cond
(863)697-9005



CHRYSLER NEW PORT 1962i-
2 Dr., Hard top. Runs good.
All original. Great project.
$600 (863)261-2907
PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
thing electric, VIP model, ex-
cellent condition. $899
negotiable. (786)506-6452



EZ GO GOLF CART '00 36
void, 7" lift kit, 23" tires, al-
um. rims, $2200.
239-229-2974



CHROME RIMS 17", Cadil-
lac, w/tires Goodyear Eagle
GT, like new. $50.0
(941)812-5315 Okee area
FORD ESCORT '92 -for parts,
not title, can hear run, $400
or best offer (863)228-4805
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97. Dodge Van. Good
condition. $ 1 75.
(863)357-5754
LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass,
new $950 asking $100
(863)675-4858
LOWERING SPRINGS Vogt-
land, for Honda Civic, only 1
mth. old, sell for $100.
(863)634-8735 after 5pm.
MOTOR from Nissan Pickup,
4 cyl., & 5 spd. Transmis-
sion, $750 will sell sep.
(863)634-8024
RANCH HAND BUMPERS -
Front & rear, fits '03-'07 Che-
vy HD pickups. $1500 for
set. (863)634-3434
RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 on
6 1/2, Mickey Thompson
rims. $250 (863)634-9696


RUNNING BOARDS For Su-
perduty Crewcab Pick Up.
eige, off King Ranch Edition
$300 neg. (863)697-0328
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
a Mustang. $50
(863)634-9696
TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
aluminum .rims. $400
(863)801-4519
TIRES (4) TSL Super Swamp
31x12.5x15. Good condition.
$400 863-357-0023
TIRES (4) on 10" steel rims.
33-12.50-15. Ford or Jeep.
Good for woods or mud fest.
$100 (863)697-6446
TOOLBOX metal, for Nissan
Pic kup $ 1 5 0 .
(863)634-8024

Buying a car? Look In the
classlfieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fleds.



CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
work, call for information,
$800 or best offer.
(863)261-3392
CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mls.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
DODGE RAM' '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 11 OK, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-7706
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
(863)673-4758
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
(863)674-0467
TRUCK TOOLBOX Black
UWS Standard. 69" wide.
$200. call 561-261-6421



CARGO TRAILER '07 7x16,
tantrum whls, 4 whl. elec.
brakes, ramp & side door,
$2500. 239-229-2974
HAULMARK '05, Enclosed
trailer, 6'x12' Like new.
$2400. (863)467-5263
MOTORCYLE TRAILER Sin-
gle, $175 (863)824-6720

When doing those chores
Is.doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.



CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classlfleds.


Public Notices


SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 07000194CP
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY FRANCES COOPER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
Frances Cooper, deceased, File Num-
ber 07000194CP, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County, lori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave, La
Belle, Florida. The names.and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including.
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with.
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent.or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILEO WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is December 27, 2007.
Personal Representaive: Kim Clark.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Elissa S. Vessal, Esquire PA, Attorney
1375 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Fl 33426
561-214-4648
254263 CN 12/27/071/3/08

NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS OF THE
CITY OF SOUTH BAY WILL HOLD A
PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE
THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND
WELFARE OF ALL CITIZENS WITH-
IN AN AREA OF 300 FEET OF SUM-
MERLIN SUB-DIVISION LOTS 32,
33, 34, 35 BLOCK A IN THE CITY
OF SOUTH BAY REGARDING A
VARIANCE OF SET BACKS FROM
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January 4, 2008
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
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misc. household items
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Case #: 07121 CA
Division #:
UNC:


Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for the registered holders of
New Century Home Equity Loan Trust,
Series 2005-B, Asset Backed Pass-
SThiough Certiicates,
Plaintiff
-vs-
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms, hus-
band and wife; Unknown Parties In
Possession #1; Unknown Parties In
Possession #2; If Living, And All Un-
known Parties Claiming By, Through,
Under And Against The Above Named
Defendants) Who Are Not Known To
Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Un-
known Parties May Claim An Interest
As Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, Or Other Claimants
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE' IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 17, 2007, entered in
Civil Case No. 07121. CAof the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein
Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa-
ny, as Trustee for the registered hold-
ers of New Century Home Equity Loan
Trust, Series 2005-B, Asset Backed
Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff and
Jerry Grooms and Shawn Grooms,
Husband and Wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK 'OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE HENDRY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, (BEING THE 2nd FLOOR
HALLWAY OF THE HENRY COURTS
BUILDING), LABELLE, FLORIDA, AT
1100 A.M. on January 16, 2008 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 14,15, 16, 17 AND 18 IN BLOCK,
139 OF THE GENERAL PLAN OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA, AS REVISED, SEP-
TEMBER 7, 1937, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 71 THROUGH
78. INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER THE EAST HALF OF THE
EAST HALF OF THE NORTH HALF OF
THE SOUTH HALF OF TRACT 15. SEC-
TION 29, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST BILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDSANY ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 312
NORTHWEST THIRD STREET. OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 19th
day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hendry County, lorinda
Is/ Hammond
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florda 33431
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-119
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MERCEDES ALPIZA; GILBERTO FER-
NANDEZ; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES R OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TYRONIC REGISTERATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 12/18/07 entered in Civil
Case No. 07-CA-119 'of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for GLADES County, Moore Haven,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the front steps
at the GLADES County Courthouse lo-
cated at 500 Avenue J in Moore
Haven, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
17th day of Jan., 2008 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 40, OF PORT LABELLE
UNIT 102 A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale,, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of Dec., 2007.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Beavis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attomey for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantaon, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-712 ALS
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-.
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
.1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
254479 CGS 1/3,10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-CA-001025
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
I TEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE
..LOAN, TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-BACKED
RTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESSICA DAVIS, el. al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESSICA DAVIS
Whose residence is:
4022 WT.Sunflower Cir, .
LaBelle, FL 33935
TO: JAMES L. PAYNE
Whose address is:
4022 W. Sunflower Cir.,
LaBelle, FL 33935
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
Interest by, through, under or'against
JESSICA DAVIS, JAMES L. PAYNE and
all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the proper-
ty described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 10, BLOCK 2153, OF PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, A SUBDIVISION AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
86, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRYCOUNlY, FLORIDA. -
a/W/a 4022 W Sunflower Cir, LaBelle,
FL33935
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to It, on Sarah
Barbaccia, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address Is 2901 Stirling Road; Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
either on or before February 4th, 2008.
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
liff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be.entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my'hand the seal of this Court
this 27th day of December, 2007.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/Hammond
I wt As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate.
Inthis poceedlng should, no later than
seven 7)days rior, contact the Clerk
of the Curt's disability coordinator at
863-675-5217, PO. Box 1760 La-
Belle, FL 33975. II hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via Flon-
da RelaySystem.
254716 C 1/3,10/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Stat-
utes, a meeting of landowners of BAR-
RON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
Sbe held at 3:00 RM., January 22,
2008, at the District office on 3293
Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida
33935.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
one member of the Board of Supervis-
ors and review annual reports.
Landowners may cast one vote for each
acre or fraction thereof owned, either
in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are
available by calling 863-675-0346.
The Board of Supervisors will meet Im-
mediately after adj ournment of the
Landowners Meeting.
This meeting is open to the public.
MarkS Colbert, Chairman
254777 CB/CGS 1/3,10/08


The Hendry County Public Library
Cooperative Governing Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday,
January 10,2008, atthe Clewiston
Public Library, Clewiston, Florida.
All cTizens and interested parties are
encouraged to attend this public
meeting. Any person requiring a
special accommodation to partici-
pate in the meeting because of
disability or physical impairment,
including speech or hearing Impair-
ments, should contact Barbars
Oetfner, Library Director/Hendry
County Cooperahve Coordinator, at
(863) 983-1493 at least five caln-
dar days prior to the scheduled
meeting.
s/s Barbara Ooffner
Cooperative Coordinator
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-CA-137
FISERV ISS & CO.,
TRUSTEE FBO FEXLIX QUINTANA,
Plaintiff
vs
FERNANDO A. BLANCO
AKA FERNANDO BLANCO, et. al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of. Foreclosure dated
10/12/07, and entered in Case No. 07-
CA-137, of the Circuit Court of the
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein Fl-
SERV ISS & CO., TRUSTEE FBO FEX-
LIX QUINTANA, is a Plaintiff and
SFERNANDO A. BLANCO AKA FERNAN-
DO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, Ll-
ENORS, CREDITORS. TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST FERNANDO A. BLANCO;
FERNANDO BLANCO AS TRUSTEE,
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES. LIENORS. CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING 0N INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO; LUIS FER-
NANDO BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,-AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS. CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST LUIS
FERNANDO BLANCO; MARTHA L.
BLANCO, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LI-
ENORS, CREDITORS, TRlUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MARTHA L. BLANCO: UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FERNANDO A.
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA ISABEL BLANCO; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LOIS FERNANDO
BLANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARTHA L. BLANCO; DONEY PULIDO
are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
11:00 AM on 1/17/2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit: *
THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 24, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROADWAY
EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE
EAST 60 FEET THEREOF, THE WEST
30 FEET THEREOF, AND THE WEST
60 FEET OF THE EAST 730 FEET
THEREOF.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk'of the Court
By: Jepnifer BevIs
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 7th day of Dec. 2007..
In accordanchewith the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the Court's disability coordinator at
(863) 946-2140, PO Box 1018,
MOORE HAVEN. FL 33471.II hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) (800) 955-
8771 via Florida Relay System.
254793 CGS 1/3,10/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-26
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
A FEDERAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff
Vs.
THOMAS S. HALL, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated Nov. 8, 2007 and entered in
Case NO. 2007-CA26 of the Circuit
Court of the TWENTIETH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for GLADES County, Florida
wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, F.A., A FEDERAL ASSOCIA-
TION, is the Plaintiff and THOMAS S.
HALL, JR.; TINA D. HALL; TENANT #1
N/K/A JOHN DOE; TENANT #2 N/K/A
JANE DOE are the Dbfendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at STEPS OF THE GLADES
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 10th day of January, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 4TH ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL ID#: S36-38-34-007-0000-0060
A/K/A U Canal Way, Okeechobee, FL
34974
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than these
property owner as of the date of LUs Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 13,2007.
Joe Flint
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office is lo-
cated at Lee County Justice Center,
room 3112, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901, telephone number
(813)335-2299; 1-800-9055-8771
(TDOD), or 1o-800-955-8770 (v), via Flori-
da Relay Service, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding.
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Civil War reenactment this weekend


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Historically, LaBelle and Immokalee
have much in-common. This weekend
locals have a unique opportunity to
visualize how important the area was
in waging the War Between the States.
According to Museum Director Lee
Mitchell, the Immokalee museum can
build on its role as a focal point where
the various "streams" of area history
converge. Located on the old Roberts
Ranch' in Immokalee, the site has a
unique place in area history.
The turn of the century working
ranch tells the story of the ranching
industry in this part of Florida, but it
encompasses the total Immokalee ex-
perience from the Calusa Indians,
through the years of Spanish influence
to becoming an American territory, the
Civil War and on to the present.
Once again the Roberts Museum
will host a reenactment of the Raid on
Gopher Ridge in February of 1865. The
day-long Civil War skirmish was fought
over the all-important cows raised in
the area, which were intended to feed
Confederate troops. There were no
recorded wounded in the battle, how-
ever, it triggered the Battle of Fort Myers
a week later.
The two-day reenactment will be
held Saturday, Jan. 5, and Sunday, Jan.
6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is
just $5; children 12 and under are free.
Saturday evening you can experience
an 1800's cotillion, complete with cos-
tumes and music of the day. ,v
Collier County Museum Curator
of Education David Southall said the
reenactment will be put on by folks
representing various real Civil War mili-
tary units. The museum grounds will
be turned into an authentic replica of
1860s sutlers and soldiers camps as
well as a cattle ranch. Viewers will get a


unique perspective on a true to life bat-
tle reenactment that pitted the U.S. 2nd
Cavalry and the 2nd Colored Infantry
against the Confederate Cow Cavalry.
The 2nd Colored Infantry out of Fort My-
ers under Commander Joe Taylor actu-
. ally fought in the day-long battle. Mu-
seum Director Lee Mitchell will take on
the role of Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry
of the Confederate Cow Cavalry.
In the winter of 1865, Noithern
troops had been sent from Fort My-
ers to forage. Raiding parties were in-
tended to disrupt the flow of beef to
Confederate troops. The Confederate
Cow Cavalry's job was to make sure
that beef was. available for Southern
troops and also served as local militia-
men protecting area farms and ranch-
es. They rounded up the cows from the
woods and herded them up to Lake
City (called Alligator at the time) where
they were sent by rail to. Georgia and
the Carolinas.
The cows at the center of the skir-
mish were a direct link to the old
Spanish conquistadors who slogged
through Florida in the 1500s. The
Spanish eventually left, but their cows
continued to breed in the lush Florida
landscape and became the initial'stock-


for Florida's cattlemen. The Seminole
Tribe is contributing the cows, for the
reenactment.
The ranch itself, established by the
Roberts family in 1926 as the Red Cattle
Company, provides a glimpse into a
vanishing lifestyle -- a working Florida
cattle ranch. The 15-acre museum site
is all that's left of the over 100,000-
acre ranch. It was purchased by Col-
lier County and became a museum in
1996. In addition to the Roberts home,
visitors can still see the old bunkhouse
and the site also now houses the origi-
nal First Baptist Church building. c.
1928, which is intended to become the
visitor center.
In front of the home you will see
some lovely azalea bushes, cuttings
from Japanese azaleas presented to the
United States in 1876 to commemorate
this country's centennial.
Director Mitchell said he hopes
members of the community will take
ownership of their common history
through the museum. From the very
beginning of human habitation in this
area, many people have worked hard
to survive and thrive in what is now Im-
mokalee. .
Thehistory -of the ranch links; the.


Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry,
played by Immokalee Museum
Director Lee Mitchell.
various ethnic groups that are so much
a part of Immokalee and highlights the
interaction and dependence that is our
common past. Director Mitchell hopes
all will learn to share in that rich his-
tory.
The Old Roberts Ranch and Immo-
kalee Museum is located, on ,Roberts
:.Ave., just east of S.R. 29 in Immokalee.


Hendry County Sheriff's Office mourns losses

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle


Members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office have been hit hard re-
cently with the loss of three of their
own in just a couple weeks. All were
honored with traditional gun salutes
and the poignant last call -- in which
the fallen officer's radio number is
called three times, each time with no
response.
Long time Agriculture Deputy Ar-
chie Maynard was laid to rest Dec. 27,
even as plans were being made to say
farewell to another, colleague, Carl Hil-
genberg. Retired Corrections Officer
Richard Robinson passed away Dec. 7.
Deputy Maynard had a long career
in law enforcement that included duty
with the Florida Game & Freshwa-
ter Fish Commission, Florida Dept. 'of
Agriculture, Seminole Police Depart-
ment and the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. His services were conducted
at Carlson Memorial United Method-'
ist Church of which he was an active
member. In addition to his beloved
family and friends, the pews were filled
with law enforcement personnel from
many area departments. He was a
charter member of the F.O.P., founder
of F.A.C.I.U., a member of the South-
ern States Livestock Enforcement As-
soc., Okeechobee Masonic Lodge and
United Methodist Church. After the cel-
ebration of his life, he was honored by
a gun salute by members of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office and a fly-over by
the Game and Fish Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Kitt; sons,
Marc and A.J. Maynard; daughter, Pam
Steelman; seven grandchildren three
.brothers and a sister.
On Monday, Dec. 31, members of
the department once again met to
say goodbye to a close friend and col-
league. Carl Hilgenberg was laid to rest
after a courageous battle with cancer.
He passed away on Dec. 26.
The 72-year-old was a native of Coal
Grove, Ohio, and a veteran of the US


Submitted photo/Bill Warren
Mary Robinson, widow of longtime officer Richard Robinson, received the traditional flag from Navy personnel
as the couple's children Ricky and Teresa Helmlinger look on.


Army who served as a paratrooper in
the Korean Conflict. His career in law
enforcement began in Walton County
Florida's Sheriff's Office where he re-
tired in 1998. He came to Clewiston
in 2000 where he worked as a deputy
with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
until the present.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two
sons, Carl Ray Hilgenberg, Jr. and Steve
Ray Hilgenberg along with.one daugh-
ter, Becky Jean Horne, their spouses;
and four grandchildren.
Richard Robinson battled health is-
sues for several months and finally lost
the battle with an illness that took his
life. He served some 42 years in Hendry
County protecting the citizens as a law
enforcement officer, a correctional of-
ficer and volunteer firefighter in the '60s
and '70s. He was laid to rest at a military
memorial service at Fort Denaud Cem-
etery on Dec 15, with family, friends
and law enforcement colleagues in at-
tendance. As a Navy veteran, he was
given a traditional military ceremony
with a traditional gun salute by mem-
bers of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office. Naval officers from Palm Beach
attended as representatives of his days
in the military. Taps was played by a bu-
gler from the Navy unit.
Two of the Navy personnel took the


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Archie Maynard's "trademark" boots, chew, hat and gun belt, along with
family photos sparked memories for the many mourners at his funeral.


flag that was draped over the casket,
folded it military style and presented it
to his widow, Mary. He is also survived


by his son, Richard D. Robinson II;
daughter, Teresa Helmlinger and two
grandchildren.


CERT training prepares, you to help in emergencies


CERT training promotes a partnering
effort between emergency services and
the people that they serve. The goal is
for emergency personnel to train mem-
bers of neighborhoods, community
organizations or workplaces in basic
response skills. CERT members are
then integrated into the emergency re-
sponse capability for their area.
If a disastrous event overwhelms or
delays the community's professional
response, CERT members can assist
others by applying the basic response
and organizational skills that they


learned during training. These skills
can help save and sustain lives follow-
ing a disaster until help arrives. CERT
skills also apply to daily emergencies.
Previous emergency knowledge not re-
quired for participation.
Training.will take place the evenings
of: Jan. 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16 and 17, from
6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday the 19th for
drill 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It all takes place,
at the EMS Station 219 Training Room,
1050 Forestry Division Road, LaBelle.
CERT Training will teach partici-
pants to (but not limited to):


1. Describe the function of CERT
and their roles in immediate response.
2. Take steps to prepare themselves
for a disaster.
3. Identify and reduce potential fire
hazards in their homes and workplac-
es.
4. Work as a team to apply basic fire
suppression strategies, resources, and
safety measures
5. Apply techniques for opening air-
ways, controlling bleeding, and treat-
ing shock.
6. Conduct triage under simulated


conditions.
7. Select and set up a treatment
area.
8. Identify planning and size-up re-
quirements for potential search and
rescue situations.
9. Use safe techniques for debris re-
moval and victim extrication.
10. Describe ways to protect rescu-
ers during search and rescue.
If you are interested, please register
at: Hendry County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 612,4700.


December 17, 2007
NOTICE
BBC 2008-01
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Building Commissioners of the City of Cle-
wiston, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 1:30
p.m., at the city hall commission chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
Rloida.
The purpose of this hearing is to consider the disposition of the following proper-
lies located in the City of Clewiston:
1. Jerry Glover & Larry Ray, 712 Bowden Road
2. Darren N. Smith, 702 Bond Street
This hearing will be conducted pursuant to Section 18-526, Clewiston Code of Or-
dlnances.
All persons interested may appear and be heard.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Travis Reese, Building Official
253427 CGS 12/27/07 1/3/08


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Fraternity names citizen of the year


WEST PALM BEACH -- Palm
Beach County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Dr. Arthur Anderson was re-
cently recognized as Citizen of the,
Year by the Kappa Upsilon Chap-
ter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, In-
corporated, in West Palm Beach,
Fla. The award was presented to
Dr. Anderson during Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity's National Achieve-
ment Week, which was themed
"Three'Looks, One Focus: Family-
Fraternity-Friendship."
Dr. Anderson was elected
Palm Beach County Supervisor
of Elections in August 2004, mak-
ing him the first African-American
elected to a constitutional office


Year
Continued From Page 6
former head coach of the Pah
Blue Devils varsity football t
the announcement came
weeks ago, and has left the
munity-at-large up in arms a
where the football team will
football next season.
Two years ago, the sc
board promised to build a
stadium for the football tear
be located about 200 yards be
Pahokee High School.
The plans were that after
structing the stadium at th
cation, the school board w(
then begin building a new m
school to relieve the present
of having a middle school a
j high school in one an issue
S the community had long ar
for.
The plans for the sfa4
changed, however, accordir
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser,
said the school board is no lI
considering putting the stai
S behind the high school afl
study revealed traces of ars
a .highly poisonous metallic
ment.
While the Pahokee .con
S nity in general seems in fav
building of a new middle sc
there is a great concern a
where home football games
be played this upcoming foc
season, slated to begin in the
April, 2007
Garrett is named
mayor, Sanchez s
teps down

BELLE GLADE In a move
ing Monday's commission n
ing that surprised some audi
members,. Dr. Ray Torres San
stepped down as the mayo
> Belle.Glade.
Donald Garrett was appoi
the new mayor, with Shelly I
making the motion and the
mayor seconding it.
The motion carried by a
vote, with Gwendolyn Asia.
liams and Mary Kendall oppo
the action.
The commission unanim(
voted Ms. Kendall as the
vice-mayor, while Commissi
Asia-Williams was also voted
consensus, to retain her trea,
post.
The term of the new orga
tion of the commission lasts h
Apr. 1 to March 31, 2008, whi
around the time that Mayor Ga
and Commissioner Sanchez
be due to run for office again.

Black Gold Jubilee
next weekend

BELLE GLADE The an
Black Gold Jubilee festival is
around the corner. The we
tended event is scheduled t(
held next Saturday, April 21.
the 29th year of the festival.
Sponsored by the City of I
Glade, the Belle Glade Chamb
Commerce and the Black Gold
bilee Committee, the event is
pected to drawa very large cr
of people this year, accordin
Black Gold Chairperson Ct
Stein.

City may prohibit
ATVs in BG

BELLE GLADE At Moi
night's commission meeting,
city commissioners voted to t
an item that would ban the us
all terrain vehicles (ATV) an(
highway motorcycles (OHM)
Torry Island.
The commission will dis
the item Monday, April 23 at
p.m. after deciding it needed n
time to consider the issue.
Some concerns from the
regarding the ATV and OHM
on Torry Island include soil
sion, vegetation and turf dam
and other environmental is
that could have an adverse e
on the island.
If the ban passes, recreati
users will have to find other v
to enjoy their ATVs and O0
Traditionally, ATVs are allowe
use on private property, but
not allowed on public streets.


in the county. He was also the
first African-American to serve
as Chairman of the Palm Beach
County School Board and the first
Africari-American to serve on the
Florida Prepaid Post Secondary
Education Finance Board. He is
affiliated with several community
organizations and was recently
elected as president of the Palm
Beach County Caucus of Black
Elected Officials for 2007-2008.
SUCCESS Magazine named him
as one of the 50 Most Powerful &
Influential Black Professionals in
South Florida. Dr. Anderson has
received numerous awards and
recognitions, such as the Distin-


BG selects
interim manager

iokee BELLE GLADE At a special
eam, meeting held on Tuesday night at
two the city hall chambers, Belle Glade
com- city commissioners chose William
bout Underwood, II, as the city's new
play interim city manager.
In a close vote, Mr. Underwood
:hool was the top vote-getter, beating
new out Lester Baird and the team of
m, to Sharon Merchant and Keith James
behind for the position.
Another candidate, Matthew
con- Brock, withdrew his name from
e lo- consideration after securing a con-
vould tract with another city, according
iddle to human resources director Viv-
issue ian Hunter.
md a
E that May, 2007
gued Underwood prepares

0ibm for new role
ig to
who BELLE GLADE The Belle
)nger Glade city commission hired Wil-
dium liam F. Underwood II as its interim
ter a city manager on Tuesday, April 24.
3enic, Just three days later, the city ap-
: ele- proved Mr. Underwood's contract,
which includes a $125,000 yearly
nimu- salary and a host of benefits.
or of Mr. Underwood, who has a
hool, one-year contract with the city,
'bout brings to the city of Belle Glade 27
5 will years of local government experi-
)tball ence.
fall.
SB Utility
Department Progress

SOUTH BAY For a city that
struggled for some time with re-
gard to its utility systems, the city
Sof South Bay seems to be making
dur- positive progress on keeping regu-
mneet- latory agencies who previously
ence hounded the city with violations
chez for the sometimes antiquated sys-
Dr of tems at bay.
The consultant group work-
inted ing closely with the city, Govern-
Miller ment Services Group Inc. (GSG),
new presented the city commission
with an update of their work to
a 3-2 strengthen some of the city's most
-Wil- important infrastructure systems.
)sing
si Tax reform could

usly affect Glades
oner
d on WESTERN PALM BEACH
surer COUNTY Agencies in the Glades
area like Palm Beach County Fire
niza- Rescue are wondering, how ser-
from vice operations could be affected
ch is by the property tax reform issue
arrett that is currently being argued in
will Tallahassee.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist
and the state legislature will be
meeting from June 12 to 22 to dis-
cuss whether to reduce property
taxes, which would mean that ad
valorem taxes could be rolled back
nual to eitheri2001 or 2003 levels.
right What that means is a possible
Ill-at- effect on agencies that provide'
o be services in municipalities such as
It is Belle Glade, Pahokee and South.
Bay.
Belle
er of Legion post hosts
s Ju- Memorial Day event
s ex-
owd
g to BELLE GLADE Memorial Day,
heryl as wve all know, is a holiday during
which the country memorializes
the.veterans who served in past
wars and passed away.
To recognize the annual event,
American Legion Post 20 in Belle
Glade held a barbeque event Sat-
nday urday afternoon, inviting all local
the veterans to participate.
able About 800 people throughout
se of the day came out to support the
d off cause. Each was treated to deli-
on cious barbecue chicken and ribs,
cole slaw, baked beans, corn and
cuss iced tea.
6:30 June, 2007

city South Bay utility '
use improves
ero-
age, SOUTH BAY On Tuesday,
sues June 19, during South Bay's com-
ffect mission meeting, the Government
Services Group (GSG) outlined a
onal host of improvements made by
vays the utility department over the past
iMs. two months.
d for The company has been hired
are by the city to overall improve the
important city department in the


guished Professor Award from
Florida Atlantic University College
of Education. Dr. Anderson re-
ceived his bachelor's in Elemen-
tary Education and his master's
in Guidance and Counseling from
Wayne State University. He earned
his doctorate in Higher Educa-
tion Administration, Institutional
Research and Student Personnel
from Michigan State University.
"It is such an honor to be rec-
ognized by the Kappa Upsilon
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fra-
ternity," said Dr. Anderson. "I am
very fortunate to be recognized
by such a wonderful organiza-
tion dedicated to the four cardinal


wake of repeated warnings from
the Department of Environmental
Protection. The company had a
report to give to commissioners
during their regular meeting.
July, 2007
Dortch family
arrested together

BELLE GLADE Fighting with
police officers in rainy conditions
is not one way that a family should
be remembered.
But it will be, in the case of the
Dortchs.
Three members of the Dortch
family, brother, mother and other
brother, were arrested recently on
charges of inciting a riot, resisting
arrest and assault on a law en-
forcement officer. All three spent
the same day behind bars.

Sanchez to run
for Congress

BELLE GLADE In an an-
nouncement that seemed to sur-
prise many in the Glades area,
Belle Glade Commissioner Ray
Torres Sanchez has announced
that he will run for congress next
year.
The commissioner, formerly
mayor, has served in the Belle
Glade city commission for three
years.
Commissioner Sanchez is slat-
ed to run against U.S. Represen-
tative Alcee Hastings in the 23rd
District of Florida.
Explaining his decision to run,
Commissioner Sanchez said that
he would aggressively address is-
sues such as gang violence, youth
,mentoring and child care.

Woman dies
in motel fire

BELLE GLADE A 20-year-old
woman was burned to her death
in a motel fire on the morning of
Sunday, July 15.
Officials .have -identified the
woman as Veronica Miles.
According to Don DeLucia, the
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's
public information officer, the de-
partment received the call shortly
before 10 a.m. on Sunday that the
Royal Inn building in Belle Glade
had caught fire.
Teri Barbera, the spokeswom-
an for the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office, (PBSO), said that
deputies responded to the scene
at 9:45 a.m., exactly one minute
after the fire call came to the fire
rescue.
A person who had seen the fire
alerted officials and they worked
at putting the fire out and ensuring
that nobody was inside. Rescue
workers and fire fighters were able
to contain the blaze, .but could
not save the person inside room
three.

Blue Devils win
national seven on
seven competition

PAHOKEE How would a
football team feel.to become state
champions one year and national
champions the following sum-
mer?
Ask the Pahokee Blue Devils
varsity football team.
On Thursday, July 19, the Blue
Devils won the 2007 national sev-
en-on-seven football tournament
in Long Beach, Calif., presented by
Adidas.
In the championship game
against Crespi (Calif.), the Blue
Devils won the contest, 25-24, in
overtime.
August, 2007
Possible scam
in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE -" Andres Ruiz's
ultimate dream of purchasing a
home came down to his life say-
ings.
An employee of Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative, Mr. Ruiz
saved $15,000 from his 401K re-
tirement savings account in hopes
of placing himself, his wife, Orfa
Ruiz, and his' two sons in a brand
new home.
Months later, Mr. Ruiz claims he
still doesn't have anything to show


principles of our great fraternity:
Manhood, Scholarship, Persever-
ance and Uplift."
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
began in 1911 at Howard Uni-
versity in Washington, D.C., and
the Kappa Upsilon Chapter of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,
was chartered in 1951, in West
Palm Beach, Fla. Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity has become an inter-
national fraternity with thousands
of Brothers across America and
other countries. The Kappa Upsi-
lon Chapter has contributed thou-
sands of dollars in scholarship
funds to local students during the
past fifty years.


for his money or time, and blames
Hotsy Homes for his problems.
The company had promised to
build homes in Belle Glade in 2005,
but has yet to move forward with
actual construction. Hotsy Homes
presented their plans to build what
was then called the Belle Glade Es-
tates, a parcel of property behind
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade.
When news of the project
spread in the community, Mr. Ruiz
remembers having to choose his
top three lot choices with Hotsy
Homes and place a deposit check
payable to the development.

Water problems
in Pahokee

PAHOKEE Fixing a long term
problem may not be easy, but
somebody has to do it.
The City of Pahokee's Finance
Department has recently been
working to identify and correct a
litany of issues relating to water
bills of the city's customers.
According to a memorandum
released by Derrek Moore, the
city's finance director, the prob-
lems included illegal hook-ups to
the city's utilities, water meters
being stolen from one location in
the city and relocated to another
address within the city, custom-
ers placing objects over meters or
burying them to prevent the city's
staff from locating their meter and
the staff's failure to appropriately
bill customers on business and
residential accounts, to name a
few.

Church leaders
promote healing

GLADES It all started with a
conversation between two reli-
gious leaders several months ago.
The two leaders, Brother
Charles Anderson and Deacon
Cornelius Fowler, talked about
the idea of collaborating with as
many churches from the Clewis-
ton, South Bay, Belle Glade and
Pahokee area in producing a com-
munity healing event that would
address .the ongoing violence in
the Glades area.

Student graduates
from high school
and college

BEtLE GLADE David Wallace
graduated from college on May 18.
He graduated from high school 10
days later.
Mr. Wallace, who joins other
Glades Central students in doing
this, accomplished the strange feat
by enrolling in a dual course pro-
gram at the high school and Palm
Beach Community College.
Mr. Wallace gladly accepted an
Associate of Arts degree from Palm
Beach Community College before
he ever had a chance to look at his
high school diploma.

Fire Rescue to
Renovate BG Facility

BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Fire Rescue plans to
renovate Station 73 in Belle Glade
sometime in late fall.
According to Michael Arena,
the fire rescue's district battalion
chief, the structure will feature a
9,800 square foot facility that will
include a truck base, living quar-
ters for the firefighters and the fire
rescue offices.
The estimated cost for this up-
coming project is approximately
$2.5 million, officials said.
Septempter, 2007
Hotising Strategy
Report Approved

BELLE GLADE During Tues-
day night's Belle Glade commis-
sion meeting,.the city commission
approved its housing strategy plan
by avote of 4-1, with Commission-
er Sanchez opposed.
The city has been awarded a
grant by the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) to un-
dertake a housing study to identify
and develop strategies, to imple-
ment programs and policies for af-
fordable and workforce housing,
according to a data collection and


Sorority holds


Christmas party


The Xi Zeta Mu chapter of
Beta Sigma Phi of Belle Glade
had their annual Christmas party
at Sonny's restaurant in Clewis-
ton.
A short business meeting
proceeded the delicious dinner,
followed by a delightful and fun
party -- Secret Sister gifts were'
exchanged -- husbands and boy-
friends were invited and every-
one enjoyed their gifts.
A drawing for the annual
quilt was held and this year's


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'Pools for Schools'
offered

BELLE GLADE Many believe
that learning to swim is one of the
most invaluable lessons a person
can learn in life.
Well, for the kindergarten stu-
dents at Pioneer Park Elementary
School, swimming lessons began
on Tuesday at the Pioneer Park
Aquatic Center in Belle Glade.

County may cut
Ag services

WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY The Palm Beach
County Commissioners are con-
sidering the elimination of the
county's cooperative extension
service, which would be effective
as of Oct. 1.
On tonight's .county commis-
sion meeting, which is slated
to begin at 6 p.m. in West Palm
Beach, representatives from the
University of Florida Everglades
Research and Education Center
are urging concerned individu-
als and groups to be prepared to
speak two to three minutes on the
extension's value to the Glades
area.

Man charged
for chop shop

PAHOKEE -- A 59-year-old man
was arrested last week in connec-
tion with the operation of a chop
shop.
The suspect, Dennis .Wayne
Maynor; faces one count of oper-
ating a chop. In addition, he faces
two counts of offenses involving
vehicle identification numbers,
five counts, of grand theft and
three counts of altered property.
October, 2007
Plane flies over
courthouse

BELLE GLADE A crop duster
accidentally flew over the Belle
Glade Courthouse last Friday
morning, forcing an emergency
evacuation of the premises by au-
thorities.
According to information pro-
vided by Teri Barbera, the spokes-
woman for. the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO),
the crop duster had been spraying
pesticides over Hooker Highway
and Runyon Village when it trav-
eled over the courthouse.
This incident occurred at ap-
proximately 9 a.m. and the build-
ing was re-opened at 10:45 a.m.,
officials said.


winner was Jellena Curtis of
Okeechobee.
Those present for this oc-
casion were: Sara Nell Phillips,
Judy McMillan, Laurel Tarr, San-
dra Chamblee, Barbara Milligan,
Donna Motes, Karen Corbin and
Mike Wheeler, Jerry and Pat
McKee, Wilson and Linda Mc-
Millan, John and Paula Evans,
Jim and Dollie Pennel, George
and Janise Goforth, Tom and
Gloria Swager.


Fugitive captured
in NYC

PALM BEACH COUNTY After
six months on the run, the search
for Andre Williams ended in New
York City on Friday, Sept. 28.
According to the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO),
the New York Police Department
(NYPD) captured. the fugitive in
the Bronx, a borough of New York
City.
When detectives went to place
the fugitive in custody, he resisted
arrest and was chased throughout
the city.

Lewis faces
fraud charges

SOUTH BAY Holding a pub-
lic office is something that one
should never take lightly.
According to the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO),
Eric Merrell Lewis didn't get the
message.
Mr. Lewis, 36, who had most
recently served as the commu-
nity development director for the
City of South Bay, was arrested on
Oct. 11 and charged with official
misconduct, organized scheme
to defraud, fraudulent use of per-
sonal identification information,
petit theft and interfering with an'
official investigation.

Pahokee man
is kidnapped

PALM BEACH COUNTY --
While a flurry of cases involving
kidnapped children is routk~tiely
heard in different area'bfV.i1he
country, it is rare to see it happen
to an adult.
The family of Ricky Rojas, 18,
of Pahokee, is most likely worried
sick about what happened to the
young man who was kidnapped
while his girlfriend stood and
watched helplessly.
November, 2007
Two PBSO deputies
indicted

WESTERN PALM BEACH
COUNTY -- A recent case proves
that even law enforcement depu-
ties are not above the law.
Two deputies, Jason Rosen, 36,
and George Walter Darley, 43, are
facing charges of fraud and official
misconduct. Rosen faces an addi-
tional battery charge.
The deputies allegedly falsified
official records in an attempt to
cover up the battery of an. Eagle
Academy recruit.
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Will Hold A Public Hearing On
January 10, 2007 At 7:00p.m.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
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Moore Haven, Florida

To Approve Policy Language
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Resolution for second half century


This past week, PGA TOUR
Commissioner Tim Finchem an-
nounced that the PGA TOUR
has surpassed its record of giving
to charity. Last year, the TOUR
raised $114 million. This year, an
astounding $123 million has been
given to various charities.
The game of golf has always
been associated with giving. It is a
lesson that I have taken to heart.
While this is not something I
have recently embraced, it is be-
coming a. passion. So this year,
my New Year's resolution is to
give more. If that means playing
more golf, so be it. I'll just have
to find more charity events and
play in them! Here is a perfect ex-
ample of the more you give, the
more you get!
I've heard of all the resolutions.
I've committed to many of them
with varying degrees of success.
I'll quit smoking or drinking.
I'll save more. I'll spend more
quality time with my loved ones.
I'm dead serious this time.
Why am I so serious? I wonder
if my turning the corner on the
second half of my first century?
Has age made me wiser?
Perhaps spending more time
on this earth has altered my
thoughts on what is important.
I've seen young relatives of my
Sfgieds' and mine battle fiercely
against cancer. Many older friends
and relatives have waged that
same battle. I've fought that war
as well.
This year, my one and only.

Sports News
in Brief

Lady Tigers to host
Soccer Clinic
The Lady Tigers Soccer.Clinic is
holding registration now until Jan.
4. Any player ages 4 through 15,
who are interested in improving
their skills and getting a chance
to work with the CHS GirlsVarsity
players and coaches is invited.
'The soccer clinic focuses on basic
to advanced soccer skills.
The clinic will be held Jan. 5,
at the AYSO soccer fields. There is
a registration fee.
For more information, contact
Debbie McCarthy at (863) 983-
2728, or Keri Alford, (863) 677-
3156.


resolution is to give more.
I am fortunate and do okay.
When it comes to money, I have
enough. However, there is so
much more that I can do in addi-
tion to donating money.
I am 'a marketer, a manager,
and a creative thinker. I am a
writer, a radio reporter and host. I


am a golfer. I have two arms, two
legs, two hands, a brain and a
heart. How can I use what I have
to help others?
I will use my business and
creative skills to help organiza-
tions that help others. I will use
the media to spread the word. I.
will volunteer my time. I've been
doing it every day. .1 can and will
do more.
I am only one man. As a man-
ager, I lead others. People just like
you. It does not always take a lot
of money. Play in a charity golf
tournament. If you cannot afford
to, then volunteer and be an inte-
gral part of its success. Seek op-
portunities to help organizations
and individuals in need.
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j Arrest Report
This column lists arrests,
not convictions, unless oth-
erwise stated. Anyone who
is listed here and who is
later found not guilty, or has
the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to in-
form the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and
print it.
Western Palm Beach
County

Belle Glade
Lewis Starling, 48, of South-
west Avenue E, M.L.K. Boulevard,
Belle Glade, was arrested on Dec.
24, by PBSO on a warrant charg-.
ing him with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and ag-
gravated battery with a deadly
weapon. No bond was set.
Michael Walter, 23, of North
S.R. 715, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested .on Dec. 25, by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and elud-
ing the police, resisting an officer
and driving without a license. No
bond was set.
Bryant Cooper, 23, of South-
west Fifth Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 25, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him with ag-
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon and aggravated batters
with a deadly weapon. No bond
was set.
Tarvis Gilmore, 28, of South-
west Avenue I, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 26, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
burglary and lewd and lascivious
act On a person ihder 16 years 'of


Crime

Stoppers

The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking assistance
from the public in locating the
following want-
ed fugitive as of
SDec. 27.
Theres sa
Richardson, age
53, is a black fe-
male with black
hair and brown
eyes. She is 5
feet, 9 inches tall Theressa
and weighs ap-Richardson
proximately 150
pounds. Her last known address
as on Southwest Fifth Street in
Belle Glade and she is also known
as Theressa Anderson and Ther-
essaFuqua.
She is wanted for felony fail-
ure to appear battery resisting
police officer without violence
and violation of supervised own
recogniznace; aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon resulting in
bodily harm.
Anyone with information on
the whereabouts of this wanted
fugitive is asked to contact the
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS (8477) or online at www.
crimestopperspbc.com

Health dept. warns

of contaminated

syringes
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) is
investigating an outbreak of blood
infections associated with pre-
filled syringes contaminated with
the bacteria Serratia marcescens.
Patients use these syringes, con-
taining the blood thinner hepa-
rin, at home to flush and prevent
Clotting in IV lines and catheters.
Investigation by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) has shown that some Sierra
pre-filled Heparin flushes with lot
#070926H.are contaminated with
this organism.
Florida was one of the states
that received the contaminated
syringes, and cases have been
confirmed in several counties, in-
cluding Escambia, Duval, Volusia,
Hillsborough, Palm Beach, and
Polk. The number of counties with
cases is likely to increase as public
health officials continue this out-
break investigation.
The Department of Health par-
ticularly stresses the importance
Of preventing future infections by.
raising awareness of the tainted
product. The DOH Bureau of Epi-
demiology has contacted hospital
infection control professionals,
county health departments, and
eight distributors who serve the
state. The distributors of the drug
have voluntarily, agreed to discon-
tinue release of the drug and have
contacted their clients who may
have received tainted product. In-
dividuals who may have used lot
#070926H of the Sierra pre-filled
heparin flush should immediately
stop using the flush and contact
their healthcare provider for a re-
placement supply. Additionally,
they should seek immediate medi-
cal attention if they develop a fever
or other signs of an infection.
DOH promotes, protects and
improvesthe health of all people
in Florida. To learn more about
DOH programs, including the Bu-
reau of Epidemiology, visit www.
doh.state.fl.us.


age. No bond was'set.
Roman Baldwin, 23, of
Southwest Seventh Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 26,
by PBSO and charged with bat-
tery. No bond was set.
Jose Landin, 46, of Norwest
Avenue L, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 26, by PBSO and
charged with contempt of court-
violation ofdomestic violence in-
junction. No bond was set.
Derrick Kirksey, 22, of South-
west Thirteenth Street, Belle
Glade, was arrested on Dec. 27,
by PBSO and charged with pro-
bation violation-grand theft. No
bond was set.
Jose Olivera, 20, of South-
west 16th Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with burglary and larce-
ny. He was released on a surety
bond.
Amadeo Lopez, 32, of State
Road 715,'Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 27, by PBSO and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, carrying
a concealed weapon, resisting
an officer and smuggling contra-
band into a detention facility. No
bond was set.
Brandon Lamb, 24, of North-
east 22nd Street, Belle Glade, was
arrested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with burglary. No bond
was set.
William Meredith, 35, of
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was"
arrested on Dec.28, by PBSO and
charged with probation viola-
tion-burglary and driving without
a license-habitual offender. No
bond was set.


Reginal Moore, 31, of North
State Road 715, Belle Glade, was
arrested on-Dec. 29, by PBSO and
charged with fleeing and eluding
the police, amphetamine traffick-
ing, possession of marijuana and
resisting an officer. No bond was
set.
Andrew Harold, 21, of West
Avenue A, Belle Glade, was ar-
rested on Dec. 30, by PBSO on
a warrant charging him'with re-
sisting an officer, carrying a con-
cealed weapon and possession
of a weapon or armmo by a con-
victed felon. No bond was set.
Pahokee
Phillip Holmes, 47, of West
Sixth Street, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Dec. 24, by PBSO and
charged with trespassing posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and
resisting an officer with violence.
No bond was set.
Ralph Moore, 43, of Shirley
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested on
Dec. 27, by PBSO on a warrant
charging him with possession of.
a weapon or ammo by a felon
and burglary. No bond was set.
Denarius Jones, 19, of Eisenhow-
er Drive, Pahokee, was arrested
on Dec. 27, by PBSO on a war-
rant charging him with selling co-
caine-felony. No bond was set.
* Sirleander Nobles, 30, of Hol-
man Court, Pahokee, was ar-
rested on Dec. 28, by PBSO and
charged with fraud and larceny-.
$300-5,000. No bond was set.
South Bay
Andrew Mann, 24, of North-


Roadwatch


Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, South-
west Area Office, Ft. Myers.
For additional information call
(239) 461-4300.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.
Glades County
U.S. 27: From S.R. 78 to
north of Lykes Brother Road.:
Construction project -- This proj-
ect consist of milling and resur-
facing. Motorists should expect
lane closures. Motorists are re-
minded to use caution and obey
the posted speed limit as they
travel through this project. The


contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
S.R. 78: At Lake Port Road:
From Harney Pond Canal
going east to Charley' Close
Road: ,Maintenance project -
Crews will be taking a lane to
do shoulder work for the next 5
miles. Flagrhen will be on hand
to assist with traffic.
S.R. 78: From Sportsman
Village to south of Banana
Grove Road: Construction
project -- Work is underway to
construct a bike path. Motorists
should expect intermittent lane
closures with possible delays
-while crews work in this area. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
C.R. 78A: At Ortona Road
(in the area of Ortona Sand):
Maintenance permit project
Crews are constructing a drive-
way. Motorists. should expect in-


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termittent lane closures, as well
as slow moving traffic and pos-
sible delays. Flagmen will also be
on site to assist with traffic.
Hendry County
S.R. 80: From east of the
Lee County line to west of
Grandma's Grove RV Park:
Construction project -- Work is
underway to make drainage im-
provements at the edge of the
roadway. Crews are excavating,
placing concrete, and working in
the shoulders. No lane closures
are anticipated, but motorists
should use caution and expect
truck traffic entering and exiting
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west Ninth Avenue, South Bay,
was arrested on Dec. 26, by PBSO
on a warrant charging him with
probation violation- trespassing
and resisting an officer. No bond
was set.
Johnny Mitchell, 30, of
Northwest Seventh Street, South
Bay, was arrested on Dec. 26, by
PBSO and charged with larceny-
$300-5,000. He was released on a
surety bond.
Demetrius Weston, 22,
of Southwest Seventh Avenue,
South Bay, was arrested on Dec.
29, by PBSO and charged with
possession of marijuana and traf-
ficking amphetamines. No bond
was set.
Clewiston
Julio Vega, 19, was arrested
Dec. 27, and charged on a war-
rant with aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon without intent
to kill. Sgt. Aaron Angell was ar-
resting officer.
Romeo Diaz, 24, was ar-
rested Dec. 23, and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodi-
ly harm or disability. D/S Nathan
Kirk was arresting officer.
Jose Abarca, 19, was ar-
,rested Dec. 24, and charged with
aggravated battery with bodily
harm or disability. D/S Eddie Wil-
cox was. arresting officer.
J.C. Davis, 27, was arrested
Dec. 24, and charged with open
container, aggravated' battery
with bodily harm or disability
and robbery without a firearm or
weapon. D/S Nathan Kirk was ar-
resting officer.


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felony charges.

Lake levels still
below normal

LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
Glades area had rainfall this year,
but not nearly enough.
According to the South Florida
Water Management District (SF-
WMD), the crisis is severe enough
to warrant more water restrictions
in the near future.
Experts say the area can ex-
pect another drought in the dry
season.

Blue Devils win
Muck Bowl

BELLE GLADE --It is safe to say.
that the Pahokee Blue Devils have
validated their national ranking.


Deputy
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the collision occurred on County
Road 880 near Sam Center Road
- not too. far from 20 Mile Bend.
As the deputy's vehicle was
'traveling westbound on C.R. 880,
he passed a slower vehicle on the
two-lane highway. Upon moving
in front of the vehicle, Lt. Frith
said that the deputy lost control
of his vehicle by veering onto the


Busted
Continued From Page 1
conclusion of the presentation:
"Your adrenaline is going to be'
pumping, so you have to keep
everything in perspective."
After the presentation, all of
the night-shift deputies broke for
duty.
I started my patrol, car ride
with Corporal Ricardo Bailum.
The Moore Haven-bred officer is
assigned to patrol the South Bay
area, so we rode straight there
from District Five in Belle Glade.
He -issued a citation' to a driver
who quietly went on his way. I
then rode with Deputy Sheriff Mi-
chael Bickunas in Belle Glade.
In my last patrol car ride over
the summer, I got to experience
just about everything: a shooting,
a fight, a bloody arrest and a car
chase.
This time, however the expe-
rience would be very different. It
was surprisingly quiet throughout
the night in Belle Glade. .
Deputy Bickunas and I rode .
through the city all night, seek-
ing who would put themselves in
position to get arrested. Let's just
say thaft'it didn't happen.
There was a Little Rock Dog
Reunion going on at Club 21 it
ran from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m.


Man
Continued From Page 1
es, the state attorney's office
concluded, however, that no
high-speed flight and pursuit oc-
curred.
"The defendant was traveling
at about the speed limit when
an officer who had been trailing
him for some time initiated his
police lights, but not his siren,"
Mr. Zacks said in the state attor-
ney's memorandum. "Seeing
the police lights and knowing
that he was driving a stolen car,
the defendant sped up a bit, but
went over the stop sticks shortly
thereafter, with his car coming
to rest less than a mile down the
road."
The memo added that there
is a causation element to the
greater charges, which. also
can't be proven, as it was not the
defendant's actions which were


But their Muck Bowl victory
was not an easy win.
The Blue Devils, who are
ranked No. 7 in the nation, are
used to blowing teams out and
their games are essentially over by
the beginning of the third quarter.
Pahokee had done that all sea-
son and thought they were going
to do that to the Glades Central
Raiders as well. But Muck Bowl
MVP Kentavious McCoy had other
plans:

3-year-old struck,
killed

PAHOKEE -- A 3-year-old child
was struck and killed in a terrible
accident in Pahokee on Monday.
Police say Mugtaba Abdalla,
28, was backing out of his drive-
way while the child was standing
nearby. The impact fatally injured
the small child at the Sugar Cane
Villas home.
According to the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office (PBSO), at
5:26 p.m., 3-year-old John-Tashia
Bennett was standing behind the
driver's 2002 Ford Crown Victo-
ria as it started to back out of the


north shoulder.
Just a few feet along the
shoulder's edge, the right side of
the Toyota 4-Runner-struck into a
metal guardrail, according to the
highway'patrol.
The deputy's vehicle was re-
directed in a southwest :direction,
crossing both lanes of C.R. 880
and down a steep embankment
along the highway's south shoul-
der, officials said.
The deputy was thrown from
the vehicle after it came to a com-
plete stop in the canal, according


More than five deputies were
at the scene, making sure that no
violent activity would occur.
In a nutshell, itwas very peace-
ful there and everyone in the club
seemed to just have a good time.
However, at 2:21a.m.Deputy
Bickunas received a call from
Deputy Sheriff Juvencio Rivera.
It was about a big drug bust that
happened in Pahokee.
It was foggy at this time, so
we had to be careful on the dark
roads en route to the drug bust.
When we arrived on the scene
- the incident occurred on Muck
City Road the suspect had al-
ready been apprehended.
For one, according to Deputy
Sheriff Jason Horowitz, one of the
suspects in the bust, 31-year-old
Reginald Devon Moorer, could
have-been shot and killed. by the
deputy.
"I drove down Muck City Road
and after I recovered a call on ra-
dio;, -I chased the suspect behind
the club arid caught him," Dep-
uty Horowitz said, as he sorted
through evidence. "He reached
out by his belt and I think he was
trying to throw out his drugs. I
was almost about to shoot him'."
The capture, which happened.
about 10 minutes before we got.
the call about it, would probably
not have happened if not for a
major mistake made by the sus-


parking space.
As the vehicle started to back
out, a neighbor saw the child be-
hind the car.
The neighbor started yelling
and running towards the vehicle
to get it to stop, but was unable
to stop the tragic scene from un-
folding.
When the vehicle stopped,
the driver exited and realized he
struck the victim.
December, 2007
Suspect arrested
after interview

PAHOKEE One of the two
suspects sought in connection to
the two slain Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office deputies was cap-
tured by investigators on Wednes-
day, Nov. 28.
Police said that 19-year-old Er-
nie Kirk Daley, Jr. was the individ-
ual who drove a stolen 1990 gold
Toyota Camry in the unforgettable
and frantic early-morning-hours
chase on State Road 715.
The suspect was charged with
two counts of aggravated man-


to information by the highway
patrol.
According to Don DeLucia,
the captain of the Palm. Beach'
County Fire Rescue, the deputy
was in cardiac arrest when res-
cue workers tried to resuscitate
him by the use of CPR.
Officials said .that the deputy
was later airlifte'd to Delray Medi-
cal Center, where he would be
pronounced dead.
Deputy Crandall served as an
officer with the Belle Glade Po-
lice Department f6or four years


pect.
According to Deputy Sheriff
Edgardo Torres, the suspect, who
was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Im-
pala westbound from West Palm
Beach, was driving 72 miles per
hour in a 35 mph zone.
That was a huge mistake.
Deputy Casey Lussiter per-
formed the pursuit through the
knee-high water in the sugar cane
fields near'the club. After being
pulled over by deputies, the sus-
pect immediately fled the scene
and led Deputy Lussiter about
300 yards into the fields.
Meanwhile, Deputy Sheriff
Carlos Diaz, a 24-year-old first
year officer, was somewhat feel-
ing like a kid in a candy store. The
young deputy felt like he was part
of a big drug bust after discover-
ing that the ecstasy pills had a
combined worth of over $1,000.
Demetrius Jamal Weston, an
accomplice of the driver, was
also arrested in the bust. He was
handcuffed and 'whisked away in.
the patrol car without incident.
After sorting through all of the
evidence marijuana was also
present one other major prob-
lem surfaced
The vehicle driven by the driver
suspect was borrowed' from a fe-
-male friend of his, so the deputies
couldn't impound the Impala.
Unfortunately for the female


the legal cause of the deputies' Sheriff Bradshaw's
tragic deaths.
"These charges require cul- reaction
pable, or gross, negligence on According to a statement
the part of the defendant and provided by the sheriff's office,
again also requires proof that PBSO Sheriff Ric Bradshaw did
this negligence was the cause. not agree with the decision.
of the deputies' deaths," Mr. made by the state attorney's of-
Zacks said in the memo. "As be- fice. However, in a recent news
fore, these elements cannot be conference held by the sheriff's
proven." office, the sheriff understood the
According to the state attor- outcome.
ney's office, the defendant will "From the very first day, we
remain charged With one count
of grand theft. However, the told everybody that this was not
original charge of one count a chase," Sheriff Bradshaw said
for fleeing and eluding, causing in the conference. "This was a
death is now.just one count of tactical deployment. It never
fleeing or attempting to elude. got to a chase stage. It doesn't
The defendant is also charged mean we like it, but that's what
with driving with a suspended the law is. We don't make them,
license. In addition to the three but we just enforce them and
charges, the state attorney's of- present the information to the
fice charged the defendant with State Attorney's Office."
resisting arrest without violence, Sheriff Bradshaw believes,
as it was concluded that the de- however, that the defendant is
fendant fled the authorities on still clearly responsible for. the
foot after his car was stopped., deputies' tragic deaths.


Western Palm Beach County Traffic.Report


S.R.15/S.R.80, from south
of Martin Luther King Blvd. to
south of Canal St.
Construction began April 30,
2007 on S.R.15/S.R.80 from a
point south of Martin Luther King
Blvd. to a point south of Canal St.
in the City of Belle Glade. This .33
mile project cost $4.2 million and
is estimated to be complete Janu-
ary 2008. This project includes:
Milling and Resurfacing, Signal-
ization, Drainage Work, Light-
ing, Pavement Markings, Signing,
Landscaping and Utility Improve-
ments. This project is being built
by Community Asphalt Inc.
Restriction: The southbound
.roadway between Martin Luther
King Blvd. and Avenue "'A", on
S.R. 15/80 is open to all north-
bound and southbound traffic. All
side roads located at the Westside
of S.R.15/80, including, Avenue
"B", Avenue "C" and Avenue "D",


are open to incoming motorists.
All side roads located at the east-
side of S.R.15/80, including, Ave-
nue "B", Avenue "C' and Avenue
"D", are closed motorists. Road
work will be occurring Thursday,
December 27 through Saturday,
December 29.
S.R. 25/U.S. 27, Mile Post 5 to
Mile Post 16
Construction began March
2007 on S.R. 25/U.S. 27 from mile
post 5 to mile post 16. This $6.5
million construction project will
include mflling and repaving the
existing roadway. The project is
being built by Community Asphalt
Corporation and is expected to be.
complete October 2008.
Restriction: There will be no
lane closures from Saturday, De-
cember 29 through Friday, Janu-
ary 4.
S.R. 15/ S.R. 700/ U.S. 98/ U.S.
441 from Canal Point to the Palm


Beach Martin County Line
Construction began Septem-
ber, 2007,on S.R. 15/S.R. 700/ U.S.
98/U.S. 441 from Canal Point to
the Palm Beach Martin County
Line. This $8.4 million, 7 mile
construction includes milling and
resurfacing of the existing road-
way, sign installation and drain-
age improvements. The project
is being built by Community As-
phalt Corporation and expected
to be complete by late November
2008.
Restriction: There will be no
lane closures from Saturday, De-
cember 29 through Friday, Janu-
ary 4.
Maintenance, Utility and Per-
mit Closures:
PGA Boulevard from Florida's
Turnpike west to Ryder Cup Bou-
levard
Restriction: There will be in-
termittent lane closures through-


out the project corridor until the
project is complete, for median
reconstruction. Delays are ex-
pected. For more information on
this FDOT permit work, please
contact (561) 624-3060.
Restriction: Motorists can
expect possible full lane closures
to all lanes of northbound and
southbound traffic, intermittently
on U.S. 27, 15 miles south of
South Bay, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, until ap-
proximately May 2008. Minimal
delays are expected. For more
information on this permit work,
please contact, Diana Barboni at
(561) 996-9972.
Restriction: There be inter-
mittent alternating lane closures
on the Atlantic Ave. Bridge, over
the Intracoastal Waterway in Del-
ray Beach, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Fri-
day, Jan. 4, for deck welding.


slaughter of a law enforcement
officer, two counts of manslaugh-
ter by culpable negligence, one
count of grand theft auto and
one count of fleeing and eluding,
causing death.

Pahokee wins
state title

ORLANDO The Pahokee
Blue Devils have finished their
season undefeated again.
Also, with a 28-0 record at
quarterback, senior Anthony
Sheppard can say that he has nev-
er lost a game as a Blue Devil.
It's something that no quarter-
back before him can say.
In the Blue Devils' 53-14 dis-
mantling of the Newberry Pan-
thers at the Class 2B champion-
ship 'game on Saturday, Sheppard
had perhaps his best game of his
high school career. He finished
with 16-for-21 passing for 384
yards, four touchdowns and no
interceptions.
Sheppard distributed .the ball
to four of his wide receivers, with
all of them scoring a touchdown.


before transferring to the Royal
Palm Beach Police Department,
according to Ms. Barbera
The Royal Palm Beach Police
Department merged with the
sheriff's office in 2005.
"Deputy Crandall was a very
nice guy who got along with ev-
eryone," Ms. Barbera said. "He
was one who also loved children.
We will surely miss him."

Staff Writer Nail Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


friend, she will have to learn a
costly lesson as her Impala got
towed away.
Even though the impound-
ment couldn't happen, there was
still a litany of charges for each
suspect, particularly the driver.
Over 40 ecstasy pills were
discovered,'-leaving deputies to.
charge the suspects with multiple
counts of trafficking ecstasy a
first-degree felony.
Each suspect was also
charged with intent to sell and
deliver a second-degree felony.
Other charges, particularly for the.
driver, included fleeing and elud-
ing police, resisting arrest without
violence and driving without a li-
cense.
The driver was also cited for
driving without insurance and
registration...
.It was a particularly bad night
for the Weston family..
In a 'jaw-dropping twist, Cpl.
Bailum told me something that
happened earlier in the night.
The corporal cited Angela
Weston, the accomplice's moth-
er, for driving with a suspended
license and an expired tag on her.
van.

Staff Writer Nai Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


Jenkins
Continued From Page 1
feel it's a blessing to play in the
Under Armour Game. I'm excit-
ed. I'm going to do my thing. I
just want to have fun and make
some plays.
Question: I realize that
you'll be going to the University
,'f Flnli,' d l e h lir tl ftpr fth1 All


believe you have a legitimate
chance to' make it to the NFL.
What do you think you hav4
to do to achieve your ultimate
dream?
Mr. Jenkins: I gotta work
hard, listen to the coaches, and
help my team win, make play
and keep my head up.
Question: How does your
college move impact your famj
iv? .


o. IUI OlU a s l ory aI e I llr eI. i y 4
American Game. How was your Mr. Jenkins: They're ex'
time spent 'with. the Pahokee cited fpr me. They want to see
Blue Devils and how did it help me do well at the next level. (He
you get to the college level? pauses for a minute) My family
Mr. Jenkins: I bad an excit- just wants to see nie leave Pa-
ing season. The coaches worked hokee.
me hard. They taught me a Question: You are consid-
couple of things I didn't know... ered by many a happy-go-lucky
coverage skills, getting out the person who just likes to have
break explosive. I had fun work- fun. What inspires you to be
ing with the younger'guys, help- that Way?
ing them develop. I just had fun Mr. Jenkins: For me, I like
with the Pahokee people. It was to have the ball in my hands
like a family. They taught me a and make exciting plays. I like
lot about going to the next level, to have fun not only to win, but
being around family and help- also to enjoy myself and help
ing each other. I thought they others.
helped me a lot getting to the Questioni: Outside of foot-
next level. ball, what are your hobbies?
Question: Why did you Mr. Jenkins: Playing my
decide to graduate from high video games, chilling with my
school early? I homeboys and my girlfriend.
Mr. Jenkins: I want to get On Sundays, I talk to my mom
away from Pahokee because and go to church. I like to spend
there's not a lot going on around time with my family. Madden is
here. I don't want to be accused my favorite game. I work out
of doing anything wrong here every now and then to stay in
and not make it to the next lev- shape. I like to go fishing with
el. my dad, you know. He'll take
Question: During your time me to go bass fishing when he
with the Pahokee Blue Devils, comes by and take me to my sisl
who do you consider the biggest ter's house in Belle Glade. We'll
inspirations in terms of your de- spend those days together. '
velopment? Why? Question: How much does
Mr. Jenkins: I consider your father, William Jenkins, Sre
my defensive coordinator, Rick mean to you?
Lamrmons because he :pushed Mr. Jenkins: My dad was
me when I didn't feel like work- hard on me but I love him for
ing hard. He taught me to have that. I could've been in a situa;
a good work ethic and kept me tion where I couldn't have this
in shape. He taught me parts of opportunity to go to the next
the game I didn't know and de- level. I could've been a thug;
veloped my skills. Coach J (Jon-. robbing and killing people. But
athan Johnson) and all of the he pushed me so hard that
other coaches knew me since didn't want to do any of that. I
I young. As I got older, they all love him for that.
helped me develop my skills on Question: You are consid&
the 'varsity level. ered an inspiration to many of
Question: Overall, who has the younger kids throughout the
had the biggest impact on your area. What advice do you have
life? for them?
Mr. Jenkins: My mom, De- Mr. Jenkins: !Go to school
nise. Dent. I have an older broth- stay focused, do the right.things,
er, William Jenkins, Jr., who was stay away from drugs. If they
a great football player and got want to look up to someone,.let
into some trouble. My mom told it be someone who is positive,
me she didn't want to see me go not negative. The kids need to
down the same boat as my big stay in church and listen to their
brother. I made up my mind to parents..
play varsity and go to the next' Question: What, is your fa-
level and see her happy. I want vorite quote?
to see my mom enjoy her life. If Mr. Jenkins: "Anybody can
I make it to the NFL, I want to get it!" (He laughs out.)
buy my mom a big home and
enjoy it. That's all. Staff Writer Nati Tobias can bl
Question: Many people reached at ntobias@newszapcom.


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