Group Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.).
Title: The sun
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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade, Fla
Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Belle Glade manager is fired by 3-2 vote


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Commissioners give
an 'unsatisfactory'
rating

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE Being a city
manager is a tough job.
With, that being said, the
commissioners decided to fire
Bill Underwood during the Sept.
3 commission meeting.
It wasn't as tense as the Aug.
28 workshop meeting, when
plans were initiated to conduct a'
city manager evaluation.


But the decision created a
major divide along racial lines,
something that was evident after
the termination was announced.
By a 3-2 majority vote, Mr. Un-
derwood received an evaluation
rating of 1.1, which signifies that
the commissioners deemed his
performance unsatisfactory.
Vice-Mayor Mary Kendall
made the motion, with Commis-
sioner Gwendolyri Asia-Holley
seconding the action.
Commissioners Michael Mar-
tin and Shelly Miller opposed
the decision, while Mayor Steve
Wilson cast the deciding vote in
favor of the termination.


"Based on the action, where
are we?" Mayor Wilson asked
Glen J. Torcivia, the city attor-
ney.
Mr. Torcivia responded that
the commissioners decided that
Mr. Underwood breached his
contract.
He went on to request the
commissioners to make a mo-
tion to void the city manager's
contract, effective immediately.
The motion passed, with
Commissioners Martin and Mill-
er opposing the action.
Mr. Underwood left the city
hall chambers just before the de-
cision was rendered.


Controversy with the
voting process
Vice-Mayor Kendall said that
the termination was necessary
because Mr. Underwood did not
follow directives of a few com-
missioners.
"I have been sending.Under-
wood memos and talked to him
on the phone," the vice-mayor
said.
"His response to my requests
have been minimal."
.Vice-Mayor, Kendall claimed
that earlier this year, one call was
about a mileage form.
It reportedly required Mr. Un-


Great minds: Under construction


INIiNaji Tobias
At Glade View Elementary School, Ms. Thompson's third-graders read home books to find out how a writer uses
information to persuade, Inform and entertain his/her readers. This class was named "Team of the Month' in August,
according to Ms. Sheila Henry, principal.


INI/Naji Tobias
"Go with your first answer, don't doubt yourself," Ms. Marshete Thompson says to third-grader Crystal Foster as she
tackles a math assignment on Sep. 5.


U.S. Rep. John Conyers visits Glades


Obama Campaiagn
makes pitch to
attract voters

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE "It's excit-
ing for me to come here," said
U.S. Representative John Cony-
ers, the Judiciary Chairman for
Congress.
Local leaders had an op-
portunity to hear from the Con-
gressman and his team during
a Barack. Obama Campaign
meeting held at Palm Beach
Community College on Sept. 5.
The message was simple:
Citizens need to vote in this


year's general election, accord-
ing to Representative Conyers.
According to a Gallup poll
taken earlier this week, Senator
Obama, the Democratic presi-
dential nominee, trailed his op-
ponent, Republican presiden-
tial candidate and Senator John
McCain by three percentage
points (48 to 45 percent).
It marked the first time that
Sen. Obama has not been in
the lead since both candidates
won their primaries earlier this
year.
Locals are very concerned
about the state of Lake
Okeechobee and the Ever-
glades, as there are preliminary
plans in place to create a flow-
way in efforts to replenish the


ecosystem.
' q"bama has a global and
local range,' he's concerned
about the environment," the
Congressman said. "To hear
about the challenges of the en-
vironment, we can either play
behind it or neglect it.
"The people behind us will
have to pay for our mistakes,"
Representative Conyers' con-
tinued. "We have to wee our-
selves off of fossil fuels, it just
won't work anymore."
The U.S. Representative brief-
ly talked about the media's role
in educating the public, say-
ing that it 'does the worst job'
about it.
See Rep. Page 18


derwood to fill out how many
miles he traveled, including the
origin and destination of all loca-
tions with the city vehicle.
"It was a comprehensive,
line-by-line request made to him,
asking him for a response," Vice-
Mayor Kendall said.
"He never responded."
Another major issue was that
an item included how the high
salaries of top managers were
implemented, which has been
the hottest topic in the city lately.
"I wasn't pleased with the top
salaries and it did not seem to be.
See Manager- Page 18


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Renkens: 'It's a game,
know the rules'

By Najj Tobias
The Sun
BELLE GLADE Joe Guethle,
Glades Day School's athletic direc-
tor, organized- perhaps the most
important meeting for students and,
parents on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
He brought in Recruiling Re-
alities founder Jack H. Renkens to '
speak at Tripp Hall.
The two met about three years
ago at an athletic director's confer-
ence in Orlando.
"We've been trying for a while to
get Jack down here and talk to us,"
Mr. Guethle said. "Recruiting Reali-
ties wanted to come to our school
for the past couple of years, but we
needed to make sure our schedules
did not conflict."
A host of Glades Day students,
their parents and coaches attended
the session and learned some new
information they'did not previously
know.
Mr. Renkens, who has been a
coach and athletic director in the
high school and college levels, told
the. attendees that distance plays a
key role in a student-athlete's deci-
sion to go to college.
But in finding the right college,
it's the cost factor that will be the
key determinant for student-ath-
letes and their families.
"If they don't pay, you won't
play," Mr. Renkens said in regards
to college tuition. "You won't get to
pick the school, but the school will
pick you."
See Learn Page 18


INI/Naji Tobias
U.S. Representative John Conyers, the Judiciary Chairman
of Congress, was invited by the Barack Obama Campaign to
speak to local leaders at Palm Beach Community College on
Friday, Sep. 5.


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By Diane Timmons
INI Florida
Seniors with computers often
use them for communication
with adult family out of the area
or out of state.
But what about communicat-
ing with the grandkids-even the
really young grandkids?
AARP estimates that distance
is one of the major barriers (45
percent)' that prevent grandpar-
ents from seeing their grandchil-
dren.
When I saw a press release
that described a way for grand-
parents to interact with their
grandchildren via computer and
the Internet, I took a second
look.
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at www.graridparentgames.com.
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games with the grandchildren us-
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Its simple setup and intuitive


navigation makes it easy for those
who aren't all that sure of them-
selves on the computer.
Security
This site is very security-con-
scious.
After you log in, the address in
your browser window starts with
https.
The "s" stands for security.
And the children do not have
to create an account.
Your grandkids never have to
give any information about them-
selves.
They will be able to meet with
you simply by entering your e-
mail address.
You are the one who signs up
for the service. The way it works
is while you speak on the phone,
you are both looking at the inter-
active screen.
If you happen to have a cam-
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can see each other.
But having a computer cam-
era is. not necessary to enjoy the
site and the mutual play.


Providing one-on-one time
to "play" together, Grandparent
Games offers grandparents of
even babies a means to interac-
tive through exciting animations,
pictures, and sounds.
Over time, it becomes a learn-
ing resource for young children as
the grandparent directs the expe-
rience and becomes the teacher
of fundamentals such as math,
reading, and geography.
When asked what the best
thing is about Grandparent Games
the developer said, "I am now a
part of my grandson's life."
In recognition of Grandparents
Day, which was Sept. 7, the web
site is offering a 30-day free trial
period.
For more information, go to
the web site, www.grandparent-
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Obituaries should be submitted
by e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request pho-
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A link to the obituaries is available
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Cecil Wesley Harris, 78
CLEWISTON Cecil Wesley Har-
ris, of Clewiston, passed away Satur-
day, Sept. 6, 2008, after a short battle
with cancer. He was 78.
He was born June 4, 1930, in Ray-
mond, Ill., to Nelson and Helen Har-


ris.
Mr. Harris married and shared his
life with Juanita Gross for 32 years.
Mr. Harris was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force. He was a sales, and
'shipping manager for local growers.
He was'a devoted husband, loving
father, grandfather and great grand-
father.
Survivors include, his wife, Juanita
Harris (Gross); one daughter, Teresa
SWoodby (Steve) of Clewiston; three
sons, Timothy Lee (Sherry Peacock)
of Clewiston, Toby lee (Susan Slo-
mick) of Clewiston, Tommy Saxon'
of Labelle; 14 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; four brothers,
Keith (deceased), Kenton (de-
-ceased), Boband. len, five sisters,_
Susan (deceased), Betty (deceased)
SCharlene, Roberta and Tina; and'
*seven nieces and nephews: Grand=--
daddy blessed every. life he touched
and he will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be noon Fri-
day, with Rev. Jerry. Ambercrombie
celebrating, and visitation will be
from 10 to service time Friday in the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewis-
ton. Burial will be in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.
Edna Mary Bellew, 79,
CLEWISTON Edna Mary Bel-
lew, of Clewiston, passed away Sun-
day, Sept. 7, 2008, in .her home in
Clewiston. She was 79.
She was born Sep.,3, 1929, in Jef-
ferson County, Ala., the daughter of
the late Isaac Oscar and Carrie Me-
Linda (Strickland) Smith.
She was a homemaker and loving
wife, mother and grandmother. Her
family was the most important part
of her life.
She will be sadly missed by her
two sons, Michael A. Bellew, Ken-
neth James Bellew and four daugh-
ters, Linda Moore of Clewiston,
Debroah Cardin, Virginia Williams
and Tammy Waldon.
She was preceded in -death by her
husband, James Billy Bellew in 2003
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., to-
day, in Akin-Davis Funeral, Clewis-
ton with Pastor Josh Caraway
officiating.
Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Ce-
metery, Clewiston.


By Glenda Wilson, HRMC
On Tuesday, during the sum-
mer months, participating Beef
'O'Brady's customers were invit-
ed to give 15 percent of their food
purchases back to the Hendry
Regional Medical Center Founda-
tion.
As a result of that campaign,
548 meals were purchased at
Beef 'O'Brady's for the benefit of
the hospital foundation, totaling
nearly$5,000 in food saleswhich


TALLAHASSEE-Like every-
thing that accompanies the In-
ternet age, the phenomenon of
online shopping has grown sub-
stantially from where it began in
the late 1990s. .; .-_ -_ .-....
Now, with the click'of a mouse,
consumers can purchase every-
thing from clothing and books to
furniture and cars. And even in a
troubled economy, the number
of .Internet purchases is rising at
a continually fast pace. According
to a 2008 Nielsen Global Online
Survey, more than 85 percent of
the world's population has used
the Internet to make a purchase,
which is a 40 percent increase in
the market for online .shopping
over the last two years.
And by year's end, it is ex-
pected that online spending will
increase by 17. percent from last
year to $204 billion, according to
a survey conducted by Internet
analysis firm Forrester Research
for Shop.org.
"I shop online because it's easy
and there are so many options,"
said Bridget Brennan, a student
at the University of Florida. "And
with the advent of free shipping
or overnight shipping options,
you can purchase things almost
as quickly and at the same price
as if you went to the store, but
without the inconvenience."
And while the Internet is a
virtual smorgasbord of products
and services, the idea behind on-
line shopping, particularly for the
generation that grew up with the
Internet, is convenience.
According to the 2008 Pew
Internet & American Life Project
report, 78 percent of Internet us-


led to a donation of $750 to the
foundation.
Randy and Kersten Maxson,
owners of the Clewiston Beef
'O'Brady's, have offered to con-
tinue this hospital foundation
benefit each year during the sum-
mer months of June, July and
August.,
In. addition, the Maxsons are
supporting the HRMC Founda-
tion's commemorative brick cam-
paign; they are purchasing bricks


in recognition of their employees
wh6 have worked at the restau-
rant since it opened in March of
2007.
Proceeds from the founda-
tion's brick sales will go towards
the construction costs of the new
Emergency Room in Clewiston.
The HRMC Foundation mem-


bers wish to thank the
Clewiston Beef 'O'B
the community for the
ing of support and ent


staff of the
rady's and
eir outpour-
husiasm.


ers agree that shopping online is. comes to purchasing auto insur-
convenient for them. ance. "
Service companies are taking A J.D. Power and Associates
advantage of the convenience 2008 Insurance New Buyer Study
factor to increase their sales. found that buyer satisfaction
Car insurance c panies, for.: scores are higher when. auto. in-
one, have jumped dri this strategy surance policies a&e purchased
to make comparing! and purchas- through local agents as opposed
ing car insurance "less- tedious: to a call center or online. -.-..... :
But the information provided can "Convenience. is important,
sometimes be misleading. but a local agent is essential if you
Estimates provided online want the best service," said Sam
might not take'into account in- Rogers, Jr., an independent agent
dividual differences such as ac- with Rogers, Gunter Vaughn In-
cidents, possible discounts and surance in Tallahassee. ".'Besides,
coverage required by the state. it's never exclusively about price.
If an insurance company is na- It's about getting the best deal,
tional, its Web site may not com- which means paying the lowest
ply with each state's separate re- 'price and still getting the protec-
quirements. And price quotes or tion you need or want."
comparisons found online might Another consideration: while
not always tell consumers which purchasing services online -may
company has the lowest price, be a positive feature for individu-
"Consumers should never as- als who don't like to be hassled by
sume that just because something salespeople, an online auto insur-
is online, particularly insurance, ance policy will direct consumers
that it's going to be cheaper," said to a call center in the event of an
Jeff Grady, president of the Florida accident or general inquiry.
Association of Insurance Agents. "Calling an 800 number may
"Local independent agents are seem alright until you're in a se-
the only ones who cap accurately rious accident and need help
take specific consumer character- maneuvering through the claims
istics and shop among different process, "said Mr. Grady. "That's
companies to get the best rate." when an agent's true value comes
Mr. Grady also notes that of- in to play."
ten the cost of gaining an agent's But Internet shopping is a
service actually makes the price growing market, with fans in ev-
lower. ery arena. And according to Jer-
A local agent relieves the insur- emy Bowler, senior director of the,
er, and thus the consumer, of hav- insurance practice at J.D. Power
ing to spend more money for the and Associates, in 2008, sales
insurer's advertising, telephone transactions processed entirely
banks and other Internet or direct on the Web now account for 21
solicitation costs. percent of all new customer in-
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sought for counties


impacted by Fay


Commissioner asks
for assistance for 36
counties
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has asked Governor Charlie
Crist to seek federal disaster dec-
larations from the federal gov-
ernment for 36 Florida counties
battered by high winds, excessive
rainfall, flooding or tornados from
Tropical Storm Fay.
Because of standing water that
remains in some areas of Florida,
Commissioner Bronson stated


that additional counties could
be added to the list of counties
requiring such a designation,
whose threshold is agricultural
losses of at least 30 percent. '
If the federal government ul-
timately declares those counties
disaster areas, agricultural pro-
ducers who raise crops in the
counties may be entitled to fed-
eral disaster assistance.
A copy of Bronson's letter to
the Governor can be found at this
link:
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/
pdf/Letter_To_Governor.pdf


Farm Bureau
considers comments
for reevaluation
GAINESVILLE The Florida
Farm Bureau Federation is urg-
ing Florida growers to submit
comments to the Environmental
Protection Agency requesting the
agency reevaluate its proposed
Reregistration Eligibility Decisions
for several important soil fumi-
gants.
The EPA has extended the
comment period through Oct. 30.
American Farm Bureau was suc-
cessful in calling on the agency to
provide increased time for farm-
ers to assess the impact of the
new rules.
"Soil fumigants are vital tools
for Florida farmers who raise food
crops such as potatoes, tomatoes,
strawberries, carrots and peppers


- all important crops here in Flor-
ida," said Florida Farm Bureau
President John L. Hoblick.
"An extension of the comment
period gives growers an enhanced
opportunity to present their side
of the story, including the pos-
sible impacts on food prices and
supplies, and to suggest modifica-
tions to the proposed rules."
The rule on soil fumigants
pertains to such pesticides as
Chloropicrin, Dazomet, metam
sodium/potassium and methyl
bromide.
Without the use of these fumi-
gants, yields would be reduced,
the labor needed would be in-
creased and grower profitability
would be decreased.
Nationwide, the production of
those food crops is expected to
be valued at more than $40 bil-
lion in 2008.
This will amount to 22 percent
of the value of crops grown this


year.
Florida Farm Bureau is con-
cerned that unnecessary restric-
tions on the continued availability
and use of these fumigants will
cause significant adverse econom-
ic impacts on Florida's agriculture
industry, threatening consumer
access to an affordable and safe,
domestic, fresh-food supply.
The Federal Register notice
can be found at http://edocket.
access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-16266.
htm gov/2008/E8-16266.htm>.
Additional information about
the rule is posted on the agency's
website at http://www.epa.gov/
oppsrrd 1/reregistration/soil_fi-
migants. oppsrrd 1/reregistration/soil_
fumigants/#next>
EPA has indicated that, based
on the comments it receives, it
may modify the rule or some of
the mitigation measures it has


published.
Farm Bureau will file addition-
al comments to the agency on the
rules and their potential impact.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide.
Headquartered in Gainesville,
the Federation is an independent,
nonprofit agricultural organiza-
tion.
More information about
Florida Farm Bureau is available
on the organization's Web site,
http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


Bronson urges consumers to follow food safety tips


TALLAHASSEE-September is
National Food Safety Education
Month, and Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson is
urging the public to learn about
and follow safe food-handling
practices.
The department's Division
of Food Safety protects the food
supply through permitting and
inspecting retail food establish-
ments and lab testing food prod-
ucts. But once consumers have
purchased the food it is up to
them to follow safe and proper
food handling practices. Food-
borne illness is caused by bacte-
ria often undetectable by sight,
smell or taste.
"This campaign couldn't have
come at a more appropriate time


given the extended salmonella
outbreak and a number of re-
cent food recalls," Commissioner
Bronson said. "People need to
take just a little time to get the
facts and follow the recommend-
ed safety guidelines."
A recent survey conducted by
the Partnership for Food Safety In-
formation, a consortium of indus-
try, state and federal government
food safety experts, indicates 75
percent of respondents believe
food-related illness is a serious
threat to their health. Yet that
same survey also shows that only
15 percent consistently use a food
thermometer. Cooking and stor-
ing food at the correct tempera-
ture prevents harmful bacteria
from making a family sick.
"While the food industry and


government must step up their
food safety activities, significant
portions of food-borne illnesses
are caused in the home so con-
sumers need to follow the four
most important facts of food safe-
ty," Commissioner Bronson said.
Clean
Wash hands and surfaces of-
ten. People need to wash their
hands with soap for at least 20
seconds before and after han-
dling food. They should also
wash cutting boards, counter-
tops and utensils with hot soapy
water before and after preparing
each food item. Rinse fresh fruit
and vegetables under running tap
water and rub firm skin produce
with a vegetable brush.


Separate
Cross contamination can cause
bacteria to spread and consum-
ers need to "think safety." before
they even leave the grocery store.
When shopping, keep fresh pro-
duce separated from household
chemicals and raw meat, poultry
or seafood. Keep fresh produce
separate from raw meat, poultry
and seafood in the refrigerator
and it is best to use a different
cutting board for meats and veg-
etables to avoid contamination
Cook
It is important to use a food
thermometer to be sure food is
cooked to the proper tempera-
tures. Cook roasts and steaks to a
minimum of 145 degrees, poultry


should have a minimum inter-
nal temperature of 165 degrees.
Cook ground meat to a minimum
of 160 degrees and leftovers and
casseroles should have an inter-
nal temperature of 165 degrees.
Chill
Bacteria spread fastest at tem-
peratures between 40 degrees
and 140 degrees so chilling food
properly is an important food
safety practice. Chill leftovers
within two hours and keep the re-
frigerator at 40 degrees 'or lower.
Refrigerate or freeze meat, poul-
try, eggs and other perishables as
soon as possible after purchase.
Leftovers should be put in shal-
low containers so the food will
chill more quickly, preventing
bacteria from growing. It is also


important to never defrost food
at room temperature. Food has
to be kept at a safe temperature
during thawing. Consumers can
defrost food three ways: in the
refrigerator, in cold water, and in
the microwave.
Food safety is everyone's re-
sponsibility and following the
listed practices can greatly reduce
the chance of a food-borne ill-
ness. Food safety information can
be found on the department's Di-
vision of Food Safety web site at
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/fs.
There is also information on
the Florida Department of Health
web site at http://www.doh.state.
fl.us and the Partnership for Food
Safety Education web site at
http://www.fightbac.org.


Dental association launches good dental health campaign


TALLAHASSEE-The Florida
Dental Association (FDA) recently
launched its statewide "Dentistry:
Gateway to Good Health" cam-
paign.
The effort, unveiled with a life-
size, portable billboard courtesy
of Larriar Advertising in Tallahas-
+ see, targets both children and
seniors in an effort to stress the
importance of early dental habits
to lifelong health.
"With the oral-systemic link
growing stronger everyday, it is
critical that we educate Floridians
about the importance of dental
hygiene," FDA President Dr. Ted
Haeussner said.
"With the help of our cam-
paign supporters, the FDA is
reaching out to multiple audi-
ences, from expectant mothers
to nursing home residents, to in-
crease dental literacy in Florida."
In addition to FDA President
Dr. Ted Haeussner, campaign
supporters in attendance includ-
ed Florida Healthy Kids Executive
Director Richard Robleto, Florida
Association for Homes and Ser-
vices for the Aging President!
Chief Operating Officer Janegale


Boyd, Florida Pediatric Society
Executive Director Dawn Pollock,
Florida School Nutrition Asso-
ciation Executive Director Judy
Laster, Florida Outdoor Adver-
tising Association Communica-
tions/Public Service Director Amy
Bogner, a Florida Explore Adop-
tion Campaign representative,
a Department of Children and
Families representative, a Florida
Medical Association representa-
tive, a Florida Dietetic Association
representative, and Tallahassee
Parks and Recreation youth tackle
football players.
Additional supporters include
the Florida State Foster Adoptive
Parent Association, the Florida
Obstetric and Gynecologic Soci-
ety, the Florida Academy of Fam-
ily Physicians, the Florida Health
Care Association, the University of
Florida College of Dentistry, Nova
Southeastern University College
of Dental Medicine, Florida State
University Athletic Department,
and MORE HEALTH Inc.
The campaign's message,
"Dentistry: Gateway to Good
Health," highlights the impor-
tance of dental care to overall


well-being.
More than 51 million school
hours and 164 million work hours
are lost each year in the United
States due to dental-related is-
sues. In addition, recent studies
have found:
Severe periodontal disease in
pregnant women may increase
the risk for pre-term delivery,
which increases the risk of low-
birth weight babies.
Periodontal bacteria in the ar-
teries of 9 out of 15 patients with
coronary artery disease.
That poorly controlled type 2
diabetic patients are more likely
to develop periodontal disease.
And 65 out of 130 people with
rheumatoid arthritis were more
than twice as likely to have peri-
odontal disease.
With the help of campaign
supporters, the FDA will: place 12
billboards around the state (La-
mar Advertising, Clear Channel
Outdoor and CBS Outdoor).
place dental articles in state-
wide publications, distribute
dental brochures regarding new
and expectant mothers, children,
seniors, nutrition, and the oral-


systemic link..
distribute infant pre-tooth-
brushes, mouthguards and dry
mouth mouthwash.
hold dental literacy events,
such as an upcoming opportunity.
for FSU college football players
to meet with and reinforce the
importance of mouthguards to
Tallahassee Parks and Recreation
youth tackle football players, and
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The FDA is a Tallahassee-
based, statewide, professional as-
sociation representing member-
dentists in Florida. Founded in
1884 by 12 dentists, the FDA now
has almost 7,000 members, rep-
resenting about 70 percent of all
Florida-licensed dentists.
The FDA maintains three of-
fices in Tallahassee and has 60


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September through October
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Hispanic Month. What a better
way to kick it off with the crown-
ing of a new queen Miss Latina
of The Glades 2009. Two of the
23 contestants will be crowned
Miss and Teen Miss Latina of The
Glades. They will go on to repre-
sent our area at the state pageant.
This year we have a great produc-
tion with each contestant rep-
resenting their heritage through
an array of colors and music!
The event will be held Saturday,
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TALLAHASSEE Students
dreaming of a "big break" can
compete for their moment in the
spotlight with the Florida Kid-
Care "Act-Out for Health" contest
[www.actout4health.org].
Middle school and high school
students across Florida are en-
couraged to produce a 30-second
television commercial or create
a print advertisement promoting
Florida KidCare, the state and
federally-funded insurance pro-
gram providing affordable health
benefits for children birth through
18.
"A recent study by the Univer-
sity of Florida Institute for Child
Health Policy revealed the highest
percentage of uninsured children
in the state are kids between the
ages of 12 and 18," said Rich Rob-
leto, executive director of Florida
Healthy Kids, a Florida KidCare
partner.
"This contest allows kids in
this age range, whether they have
insurance or not, to share their


perceptions and thoughts about
getting good healthcare and why
families should apply for Florida
KidCare benefits."
Florida KidCare is available to
all Florida children without health
insurance.
Children enrolled in the pro-
gram .receive preventive care,
such as regular doctor's visits,
immunizations, dental and eye
care, at. a price their families can
afford.
Many pay less than $20 per
month; most pay nothing at all.
All of the contest entries will
be judged on creativity and ability
to promote Florida KidCare ben-
efits to a diverse population.
The winning commercial may
air on television stations and the
winning print ad may be pub-
lished in newspapers and maga-
zines across the state as part of
the 2009 Florida KidCare media
campaign.
A first place winner and run-
ner-up will be chosen from six
different regions across the state.
One grand prize winner in the
print and commercial categories
will be chosen from the regional


winners and awarded a $5,000
scholarship.
Other prizes include Best Buy
gift cards for each student that
helped produce the winning
advertisement and a monetary
donation given to the students'
school.
The contest is open to all
middle and high school students
across the state.
To receive an entry form and
contest guidelines, visit www.ac-
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Visit the Florida Healthy Kids
website to view last year's win-
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healthykids.org/marketing/aofh.
php?lang=ENG.
For questions about the Act-
Out for Health contest or to receive
flyers to hang in your classroom,
please call Annie Butterworth,
communications specialist for the
Florida Healthy Kids Corporation
at 850-224-5437, ext. 6114.
Florida KidCare must receive
all entries by Friday, Dec. 5, at 4
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Clubs and organizations


Adult flag football
league
The City of Belle Glade is
sponsoring an Adult Flag Football
League that will be held at Pioneer
Park on Tuesday and Wednesday
nights. Any team interested in
participating should contact the
Recreation Department at 561-
992-1622 or 561-992-1623.

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

Bingo nights posted
American Legion Post 20 will
host Bingo nights every Thursday
at 7 p.m. For more information,
please call 561-996-6444 after 3


p.m.

Pahokee Beacon has
full schedule
Beacon Center Programs
scheduled are:
The Pahokee Beacon Center
at Pahokee Elementary School
will host classes at the following
times posted:
Family Resource Center:
*Access Florida: sign up for
food stamp, Welfare and Medic-
aid benefits.
*Lending Library, notary, fax,
copy center, community bulletin
board update Monday through
Thursday (9 a.m. until 8 p.m.) Fri-
day (9 a.m. until 5 p.m.)
Adult Classes include:
*Free ESOL/English Class -
Mondays and Wednesdays (6 un-
til 8 p.m.)
*Free GED Class Mondays
and Wednesdays (6 until 8 p.m.)
*Free Computer Class Tues-
day and Thursday (6 until 8 p.m.)
*Free Child Care for all Adult
Classes Mondays through Thurs-
day (6 until 8 p.m.)
*Free Adult Leisure Activities
(activities vary)
*Free parenting classes


Youth Enrichment Academy:
Monday through Friday (2:30 un-
til 6 p.m.)
Middle School Program: Mon-
day through Friday (3:45 until 7
p.m.)
Community Advisory Council
Meeting: second Wednesday of
every month
The Community is welcome
come to voice their concerns.

Hospital hosts
support groups
Wellington Regional Medical
Center has the following support
groups:
Bariatric Education Seminar
meets the first Thursday of the
month.
Bariatric Support Group
meets the first Thursday of each
month from 1 to 2 p.m. and the
third Thursday of each month
from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 561-798-
8587 for details,
Head and Neck Cancer Sup-
port group meets the fourth Tues-
day of the month, at 6:30 p.m. in
the hospital conference room.
Lactation Tea and Support
Group meets the third Thursday
of each month at 9 a.m. For more


information, call 561-586-BABY.
La Leche League of Palm
Beach County meets the first
Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Call 561-798-0922 for more info.
Prostate Cancer Support,
meets the first Friday of the month
at 7 p.m. in the conference room.
Your Bosom Buddies II
Breast Cancer Support meets the
second Thursday of the month at
7 p.m. in the conference room.
Seminole reenactment festival
scheduled.

Miss Ivy Leaf Pageant
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Incorporated: Mu Rho Omega
Chapter of Belle Glade will be
presenting it's Annual Miss Ivy
Leaf Pageant in October 2008.
Any parent who may wish to
have their daughter ages Pre-K
thru 12th grades participate in
this yearly event are encouraged
to contact or speak with any
member of the Mu Rho Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority Inc.
This promises to be a history
making event this year.
For more information please
contact Iris Knowles at 561-983-
7356; Pam Noreland 561-308-
6764.


Letters to the Editor


Racial politics is alive
and well
I attended a rather disappoint-
ing Belle Glade City Commission
this past Wednesday. Our current
city manager was fired on a 3-to
-2 vote.
2 General sentiment around the
city is that the manager has been
d doing a good job.
bias Progress has been made in a
number of areas. Concerns have
been expressed due to the recent
ool, U.S. Sugar impending sale. This
nith could well have a negative impact
I of on our city.
nd- Business does not invest in an
ms, area with political instability. This
is a truism the world over. Belle
Glade certainly qualifies in this
instance.
We have lost middle class
residents to the charms of Royal
Palm Beach, Wellington and
Loxahatchee over the years. You
can't build a city on the poor and
educationally challenged.
I assume we can look forward
to another weak city manager re-
placement.
Riviera Beach has long been
the poster child for bad govern-
ment in Palm Beach County. Belle
Glade is challenging. It appears
racial politics is alive and well lo-
cally.
Sincerely,
Curtis A. Thompson Jr.

Some things never


change
Six months ago Mr. Wayne
Whitaker was elected Mayor of
the City of Pahokee. The day af-
ter the election I stopped by his
home. Both he and his wife Alice
welcomed me warmly into their
home. During my visit I congratu-
lated him on his new position.
I also told him my opinion on
whom he could count on for help
in city hall and whom he could
not. Finally I offered my help if
and when he felt he needed it and
we exchanged cell phone num-
bers.
In my view that offer has not
changed. What has changed is in
his six months in his new posi-
tion, Mayor Whitaker now has a
full understanding of what I had
to put up with in my six years as
mayor. The rumors and lies that
certain individuals in our city con-
stantly hurl for either their own
agendas or out of simple stupid-
ity HURT! When you are elected
to public office you are aware
that you will be a target and you
deal with it as best you can. But
no one .is prepared for the ugli-
ness that is hurled at them, their
family or their friends. I am sure
that Mayor Whitaker and his wife
are in shock, and I sincerely feel
for them. What you must not do,
and this is very difficult, is let it get
under your skin and fester.
Mayor, take it from me, appar-
ently it never stops. I have been
out of office for six months and I
am still being blamed for every-


thing. For example, anything my
partner and I do in Pahokee is a
sinister plot to get me re-elected.
I was even accused of causing
the collapse of the city hall roof.
It actually was an on going is-
sue of staff not cleaning out the
drains. This one is probably from
the same group that said I was
seen tying a rope to former Mayor
Singletary's house and pulling
it down with my pick-up truck.
The most recent letter to the edi-
tor accused me of not balancing
the budget or checking the city's
check book. Not true. The city
commission adopted a balanced
budget every year. Secondly it is
not the mayor's job to balance
the check book. Pahokee is a city
manager form of government.
Not a strong mayor government.
The Mayor and the commission-
ers are forbidden to interfere in
the day to day operations of the
city per the city charter. The au-
thor of this letter is counting on
an uniformed citizenry to spread
misinformation.
Also contrary to the rumor
mill, I am not currently running
nor am I planning on running
for any office in Pahokee. I am
not a sore loser, trust me I have
had my belly full. I have definitely
moved on. I must admit though
that I find it both laughable.and
ironic that Mayor Whitaker's sup-
porters are attempting righteous
indignation about what is being
written and said about him. This
is the same group that attacked


me for six years and based on the
above mentioned letter to the edi-
tor they still are. You are the ones
that need to move on.
I am going to take this oppor-
tunity to state something as plain-
ly and clearly as I possibly can.
I love Pahokee and the Glades.
For the past six years no one has
fought harder nor invested more
blood, sweat or tears to help the
citizens of Pahokee than the city
commissioners and myself. I will
put our reputation in West Palm
Beach, Tallahassee and Washing-
ton D.C. on the line if you have
a problem with that statement.
Now I want to use that reputation
with our legislators to help the tri-
cities. We are at our most critical
time in 75 years. The State buying
out U.S. Sugar and the possibility
of an inland port will affect the
Glades for generations to come.
I feel I am'in a position to be of
help. Please don't start up the lies
and rumors onrthis one'. We can't
afford any missteps now.
Every citizen in the Tri-cities
area needs to roll up their sleeves
put their difference aside and
work for the common goal. Our
city governments need our sup-
port and a guiding hand. We are
being presented with a once in a
life time opportunity. Lets get it
right the first time. There will not
be any do overs. Please lets don't
.embarrass our selves.
J.P. Sasser
Former Mayor
City of Pahokee


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If you work or live in the
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Community Emergency Re-
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fire suppression, medical opera-
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help save lives until emergency
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another Wilma?
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call Palm Beach County Division
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Plan now for
November
It is time to organize your
schedule so that you can take
the time off during Thanksgiving
week to attend the Big "0" Hike
around Lake Okeechobee. The
Hike will begin in Pahokee on
Nov. 22, and end at Pahokee on
Nov. 30.
That's nine days of walking
from nine to 14 miles a day to
make it all the way around the
lake. There is a little bit of a chal-
lenge to this walk. Hundreds of
people have tried over the years
and (for some reason) only about
20 to 30 percent of the walkers
manage to finish the 9 days.
So plan now and get in shape
for November. For further infor-
mation please call Paul at 561-
963-9906.

Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our
military men in Iraq.
If you have a friend or a loved
one serving in Iraq and would
like us to send them a package
of supplies, give us their contact
information in Iraq.
We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are re-
ceiving support from their com-
munity. For more information
please contact Elizabeth Cayson,
Support-Our-Troops Wish List
Chairperson at 561-996-0129.

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The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until
September 19, 2008 for a Full
Time Maintenance Laborer.
applicant must have a valid
drivers license. Starting
salary is $8.50 per hr. or
$9.00 per hr. with a Class A or
K license. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 W.
Hickpochee Ave. (Hwy. 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 p.m., Monday
thru Friday. Equal
Opportunity Employer. The
City of LaBelle is a drug free
workplace.
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PRESENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
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Please referto www.cityofpahokee.com for more
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All applicants must pass a drug screen and back-
ground check. Salary range: DOQ. Mail resumes
to City of Pahokee, Attn: Matthew Brock, City
Manager, 207 Begonia Avenue. Pahokee, FL
33476; e-mail: citymanager@cityofpahokee.com
or fax (561) 924-7301 NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE. Positions open until filled. EEO.

NOTICE

Central County Water Control District is no accept-
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person. This is a full time position with full
benefits. Must be able to work flexible hours,
nights and weekends, some holidays. This is a
drug free workplace. Apply in person at the
Montura Clubhouse, located at 255 N. hacienda
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Production Maintenance Workers and Technicians
$13.08-$17.63 per Hour

* Heavy lifting, bending, climbing, and working from
heights
*Assist in breakdowns and cleanup
Obtain Fork Lift certification within 30 days of Hire
*Good work history and desire for shift work

You may have seen in the news that US Sugar may be
sold to the South Florida Water Management District so
the land can become part of the Everglades restoration.
However, the transition period given to our company is
six years. Therefore, we are still in business as usual for
several more harvesting. In addition, there are propo-
sals for extensive retention bonuses for those employ-
ees who stay until the end.

Please contact
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Stop in the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive
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HENDRY REGIONAL
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"'Where It'sAITAbout getting Better'
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.

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Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I1 yr. exp in area
of expertise.
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Fax resume to: 863-983-983-0805
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AGRICULTURAL COMPANY

in Belle Glade has full time opening for
our Human Resources Dept.
Computer literate. Proficient in Excell,
Word. Bi-lingual a plus.
References are required.
Fax resume to 561-996-7575
or pick up applications at
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The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until filled
for a Full Time Maintenance
Supervisor. Applicant must
have a valid drivers license,
management exp., basic
equipment knowledge,
underground utilities exp.,
lift station exp. and a CDL
license is preferred. High
school diploma or equiva-
lent. Salary range $40,000 -
$55,000 depending on expe-
rience. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 West
Hickpochee (Hwy 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru
Friday. Equal Opportunity
Employer. The City of
LaBelle is a drug free work-
place.

CABLE TV
Persons to run Collec-
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Need own ladder
equipped vehicle and
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Signing Bonus for quali-
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(561)351-9327
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SKIPPER'S TRACTOR Service
Bush-hogging, mowing,
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784


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STORAGE
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350 ft. from
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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Health & Reducing
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Pools & Supplies 685
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DEPRESSION GLASS excel-
lent condition; priced per
item neg. for entire collection
$25/neg. (561)755-1814


CAMPING STOVE TOP -
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $50
(863)946-3822
DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles,
ood shape, works fine.
45/or best offer.
(863)599-0809
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide,
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Like new! White. Pd $1300,
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
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to see all our listings and rentals
This Week's Specials
69 Bold Cypress 3/2 mobile on 1.25 acres $99,500.00,
357 Avenue E 3/1 on .44 acres $99,000.00
4 K FORECLOSURE 3M, I r Sugorland Cir$169,900
1110 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS $59,900
490 H. .:3 .- .' F PI P jF.- H.,.T,-.'.. ..',:... $138,000
.88 -newA/C
804 Avenue R this 2/1 overlooks The Coloosohotchee
$149,900
153 Pine (.,C r]M il-L 19,900
143 Avenue I studio 500 sq feet zoned commercial $89,900
2960 Old Lakeport Rd. 2BR/2BA Home $183,500
422 New Lone 2BR/2BA M/H $95,300
1025 NE 23rd St. Sf PS .I' '.I ,
65 Miller Drive 3/2 ..'iF'F1li:' $164,000


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RANGE & REFRIGERATOR -
Whirlpool. Slightly used.
$500 for both, or best offer.
(305)409-2341
STOVE Fdgidaire, black, not
flat top, electric burners.
$150 (863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE White, GE electric
stove, very good condition
$125. (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer.
(239)657-2711
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778

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AlimIlnrn Shed- 8' 12' vou
S move," First i.i 00A 13W. ,i
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHED 8X8 BRAND NEW
$1200. (863)673-4851



STORAGE CONTAINER New
8x15 storage container
$1700. (863)673-8373



METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.com.
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CHANGING TABLE asking
$30 (863)763-5067
CRIB w/Matching Changing
Table. Light wood. $250
(863)763-8135
CRIB- w/mattress, DRESSER,
asking $100 or will sell sep-
arate, (863)763-0141 after
5pm
GRACO PLAYPEN w/bassi-
net, changing table, dk blue,
brand new $75.
(863)228-2311
INFANT CAR SET $15
(863)763-5067



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, super NES, $150
(863)517-2782 Tony


CARL'S-SOFA AND Loveseat -
Tan Chenille set. Excel Cond.
Pd $2k Asking $1000.
(863)357-5773
DINING ROOM Beige, 4 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (853)517-0244
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4) -
Gray metal frames, palm
print upholstered seats, exc
cond. $125 (863)467-7151
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
oak, oval, 2 leaves & table
cover, 6 chairs, 4 good, 2
ok. $30 (954)793-3203
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER 6 drawer, white,
rattan, with mirror $75
(863)634-5943


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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
GLASS TABLE Rectangle w/4
cloth cover chairs, w/4 bo-
nus chair covers. $100 or
best offer (863)357-9946
KING SIZE mattress and box -
Seally pillow-top mattress.
Great condition. $100.
(863)599-0809
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
$150. (561)261-1475
(561)261-2434
LEATHER SOFA W/leather
single chair, good condition.
$325 (863)675-4098 even-
ings, Labelle area
Matching Glass Curio Cabi-
nets (2) with lights inside,
light wood, 5 shelves, $250
or best offer (863)634-0888
SLEEP NUMBER BED Queen,
dual control, pillowtop, no
boxspring, paid $1300 ask-
ing $600 (863)763-3451
SOFA, LS & CHAIR brown
.d-'llouvei print, good .condi-
hori .10 1 I8.3.] 3-32,f
TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875
WING CHAIR for living room -
Rich brown, small pattern.
Like new. $125/or best of-
fer. (863)697-9484



COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG
MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or
best offer. (863)675-6657


1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
COMPOUND BOW BASS
PRO COMPACT BOW WITH
SCOPE AND QUIVER $125.
(863)763-4588
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RUGER Mini 14, folding
stock, stainless steel, 3
clips, carry bag, scope,
$650 (863)674-0613
RUGER P90 45 ACP $475
(863)674-0613



HOT WATER HEATER GE,
still under warranty. $200
(863)233-1965 or
(239)872-1507


DIAMOND WEDDING Ring Set
- Elegant White Gold Design-
er Set- Round .70 diamond
surrounded by .80 TW dia-
monds on engagement ring
and band. Appraised for
$6500 by local jeweler. Must
see to appreciate!
$3900/neg. (863)801-3599


LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter green, 2 pc., $100.
(863)467-5500


Aluminum awnings(8)- serves
as storm shutters, 1 yr old,
Call for details $1200 or will
separate (863)467-0279
BARBECUE GRILL Large,Mo-
bile,Tandem axle Call even-
ings. Asking $4500.
(561)793-5391
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm


Lun8,Wler ROS abaEpao
LkWelEstteBrke S g r R eai lty OV.I I
(863) 677-1010 "Th~~ ~e Sets ea nTw" FRM


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BASS CAPITAL 2/2 Townhouse

Available Now!


MINI BIKE $150
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg



CLARINET good condition,
needs 1 keypad. $150
(863)675-0455
FREE HAMMOND PLAYER
ORGAN DOESN'T
WORK.NEEDS TLC 35 SONG
ROLLS. $0. (863)675-6657


35 GALLON He. Fr, Tari.
Call lor iniI 1. 0,l m lnT

CATAHULA CROSS pup,, j ,
for Er,,: i80
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CHIHUAHUA M 1'. r old &
P- BULL F BIlue Wriil
w/.ll'L [piip rs :ropbwo -jr
$200ei 1863i .02.-1-4442
CHIHUAHUA MIX very .mall
m ali- 1. 1 .i 1.i.319 h14
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT
Male,. 3 years old, black &
white. $150 (863)675-4098
evenings, LaBelle area
YORKIE fem., 9 mos. old,
$200. (863)677-7025
YORKIE PUPPIES With pa-
pers, males $350, females
$500 (863)983-1046



BATHROOM SINK & Faucet,
used, has connecting pieces.
$15 (954)793-3203
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump. 100 psi $50 or
best offer. (863)763-2958



KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SOLARBARIC KICKERS 10"
sq, Swoofers in custom box,
1 Punch amp, $300
(863)697-2071
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
- Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790


ZENITH color, 9", with VCR,
120/12v, great for camping,
$95. (863)675-7350
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
GENERAL GENERATOR 15K
watt cont., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
GENERATOR 16KW w/ Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $600 (863)763-4057
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
( 2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
863)234-1230
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle


2 VTECH kids laptops great
for learning paid $75 for
each....lv msg $80/will sep.
(863)261-3874


MUST SELL 300 new DVD
movies $600. will divide
863-675-3032 after 1pm


ELDERLY WOMAN looking for
a good running car, prefer 4
door and small. Under
$1000 (863)801-4083


Agriculture I



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



HORSE 12yr old, Beautiful
Reg. QH Mare, 15.3hds, bay
w/2 socks. Knows a lot, but
is in need of some extra
training, and I just do not
have the time. $800/or best
offer. (904)673-5371



BACKHOE ATTACHMENT -
Bush Hog 3.0, model 762H,
with outriggers, little use.
$3000 (772)285-8405
COMMERCIAL LAWNMOWER
Bunton, 0 turn, 20hp, 50"
cut, good cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-2032
Husky Riding Lawn Mower-
2002, needs some work and
a battery, red, $150
(863)288-3721
JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
(239)986-0296
MTD YARD MACHINES RIDER
'06 42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.
(863)801-1683


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


Rentals



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



BELLE GLADE 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Good location. $350 mo. +
sec. (561)261-0169
FOR RENT OR SALE 1 Bdrm.
in Moore Haven $400/mo 201
A. (2nd St.) Commercial/Resi-
dential (772)589-0794


3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$16,100! Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES
House/Turn Key. From $79,000 & up, 3/4/5BR,
2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use your land
as down payment. Financing available.

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CLEWISTON -1004 Johnson
Rd, 1/1, $600 mo. + $600
sec, no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 402 E. Ventura,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.,
no inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON BRAND NEW
3BR, 2BA, bbq house, shed,
$1 000'n'm, $6O5 d ep
i.o pelu C1llK 8 6 '.r 7. "
CLEWISTON 319 W. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
CLEWISTON 429 E. Trinidad,
3/1, $700 mo. + $600 sec.
No inside pets. Call Tricia
863-805-2872/228-6664
FOR RENT OR SALE 3 BR, 2
BA in Moore Haven, 215
Avenue H. $600 mo.
Commercial/Residential
(772)589-0794
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.



MERCHANT SQUARE Locat-
ed on Berner Rd., Call
863-673-2907 for more info.


CLEWISTON -Private 3 rooms
& bath, many extras, water-
front. $600/month, utilities
included. (863)983-4314


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, for sale or lease,
$90,000. 561-985-7570



35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
(866)696-5263 x4576.
East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.


Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
..call:now (866)789-8535.
Rocky Mountain Log Cabin
35+ Acres w/ Log cabin
$289,900 Access to 1,000's
acres of Federal Rec. Land.
Private setting w/ Ponderosa
Pihes. Minutes to world-
class fishing & hunting. 1
Hour to skiing. Call
(866)OWN-LAND x4264.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river.* Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
Protected).
STEAL MY ,MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop-dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (888)306-4734.
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Mobile Homes

Mobile Home -Lots 2005

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



CLEWISTON 1.5 BR, 10x42
MH 1/4 acre. New apple's in-
cluding W&D. Recently reno-
vated. No pets. $625 mo. +
sec. dep. Immed. Occupan-
cy. (863) 805-2869 or
(954)649-9095
Large 32x80, 4bed 2bath mo-
bile on 5 acres in beautiful
Muse. $750 month, excellent
location for horses. No rent
increase for 24 months. Call
Kenny (863)673-4325
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1BR/1 BA Nice Area
1st, Last & Security
$650 mo.
(863)983-8107
MOORE HAVEN RENTALS
lbr, mob home, $400/mo.
Lg 1 br apt. $500/mo
*Lg furn, lbr apt, w/util
$210/week
SLg turn 2br, 2ba Mob Home
$600/mo
LAKEPORT
3br, 2ba, Dbi Wide on Lake,
$750/mo., Furn or Unfurn
(863)509-0096
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
adult community, swimming
pool, club house & dock.
Must be 55 yrs or older to
live in this secure community
located on the river in Moore
Haven. Only $595 monthly
with $200 security Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325


NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
or older adult community. No
rate increase guaranteed for
3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
ny (863)673-4325
Ortona, 3br/2bath singlewide.
$475 monthly with $200 de-
posit. Ready to move in Call
enny (863)673-4325
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
RENT TO OWN
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
(863)983-8106
WATERFRONT Moore Haven
w/ River access. 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba., partially furnished. New
carpet. W & D. $800/mo. +
dep & sec 954-914-8162 or
863-634-0791



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS sale. Many 3 & 4
bed DW sold in the $40's.
All reasonable offers consid-
ered. Call (863) 673-4325
Homes of Merit, new 4/2 DW
only $58,900 inci setup, a/c
& skirting. Very easy financ-
ing, low monthly payment
Call (863) 675-8888
MOBILE HOME SALE
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200 Set-up & A/C
863-983-8106
863-675-6266
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900 Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
800-330-8106
863-467-6622
NEW 3/2 DW on 1.25 acre lot
in Montura. Never lived in.
Only $72,900 Very easy fi-
nancing, low monthly pay-
ment Call (863) 675-8888
New 3br/2bath DW $42,900
incl setup, a/c & skirting.
Easy financing, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888


SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80.
Must see. $69,900. This is
$15K below dealer cost. Dis-
tress sale, easy financing
with low down payment
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325
TROPICAL MOBILE
HOME VILLAGE
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
(863)983-8107


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150
.Lycoming, Polymer'on bot-.
tom, runs,'great; :sips. gas,
.4200 reg .863 I-0901 -
ALUM BASS BOAT 17ft,
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684
BASS BOAT 161/2', 4 seats,
150 hp-needs work & 90 hp
Evinrude good. Good body
& trlr $3,000 (863)447-3010
BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Merc, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
BAY BOAT 21', with Evinrude
225 HP motor, $10,000. Call
863-983-4940
GHEENOE 15%2 Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
$3000 239-823-2587
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
(863)801-1666
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 lb thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
(863)673-0980


DODGE SPORTMAN, 1973
Motor home, sleeps 6, full
bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
863-675-1438


RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$3500 (772)342-7304
SELL YOUR RV FAST! Online
at RVT.com 15,000+ Cus-
tomers Daily. 40,000+ Pri-
vate and Dealer Listings
www.RVT.com Serving the
RV Trader since 1999.
(800)677-4484.

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garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
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FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493


MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
.'rdp t295 (863?q2S .9.
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 -
11,000 mis. $2100
(863)673-5999



EZGO ELEC 1981 3 Wheel,
Runs good, Good Batt,
Chg.win & lights $600.
(863)673-4660
EZGO ELEC 2002 Good
cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
tires, green $1400. a
(863)673-4660
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
(863)801-1666
TIRES & RIMS Mudvilla, 27",
for 4, wheeler, like new or
trade for '91 Ford lift, $600.
(863)634-4352
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -"
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. $1600
(863)357-3282


1979 RV Nice condition
w/appliances! You move!
$2000/neg. (561)670-6371
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
best offer (239)243-5844


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Just Listed! 3/2 Home on W. Circle Dr. Brand New 3/2 Mobile Home, never been
Beautiful Hardwod floors throughout. occupied. 20x05 detached shed and fence yard.
Offered at $179,900 Only 99,900. A must sael


CLEWISTON HOMES
*2/1 Home on Sagamore Ave. $130,000
*3/3 MH in Seminole Manor $120,000
'4 Brand new 3BR/2.5 BA Lennar
Town Homes, Call For More Details!
*3/2 MH in Tower Lakes, w/ above the
gound pool, only $135,000
*3/2 MH in Hendry Isles, Corner Lot
w/ Circular Drive, reduced $106,900
3/2 MH in Sunshine Lakes, with Screened
Porch and Shed, reduced $ 119,900
*2 Duplexes on Obispo Ave.Each unit
has 2BR/1BA. Just Reduced $224,900
*4BD/2BA CBS Construction, Completely
Remodeled with Many Extras! $171,500
MOORE HAVEN / LAKEPORT
*2/1 MH, Lakeport w/ direct Lake"O"
Access. Reduced to $109K
SWaterront2BD/2BAw/2-Bay Boat House
in Lakeport on Lowry Lane. Completely
Remodeled, Lake "0" Access, asking $259K
*Sportsman Paradise!- 2/2 w/Sun Room
in Yacht Club Way. Only $98,000
Sportsman Paradise! 2/2 w/Large Sun
Room addition in Moore Haven Yacht Club.
Just Reduced $98,000
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Commercial lot on Bond St. Only $49,900
*3/2 MH on 5 Acres, asking $220,000


* Buildable lot on Del Monte Ave. $129,900
* .33 ac lot in Port LaBelle $59,000
2 lots, Horseshoe Acres Reduced $43.9K
*Highlands Co. 10, 28, & 80 AC.
S*Comer lot in Lake Placid, Only $99,900
*5 Acres Wooded Lot in La Deca $89,900
SVacant lot in Harlem, asking $14,900
MONTURA/FLAGHOLE
*3.75 Acres, Ideal for Big Family with
Horses Only $89,500
"1.25 acre Lots avail. Starting at $25K.
'3/2 MH on Riverside St 1.88 acre. $105K
*Montura lot 2.5 Acres $50,000 or can
be divided $25,000 each.
'3/2 MH in Lindero St. 1.09 Acre,
only $112,500
'3/2 MH, Large wooden deck, T\vo Wells
and Irrigation System. Only $112,500
S1.25 Acres Lot. Asking $19,900
'New Custom C.B.S. 4/3 in Flaghole,
with all extras and Large Det. Garage.
Asking $330,000
COMMERCIAU/INVESTMENT
'Operating medical office w/retail space,
great location only $475,000
SMobile Home Park. Great Investment
Opportunity. Includes CBS Home with
Hwy 27 frontage Just Reduced


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2005 GULFSTREAM Mod:
3 6 F R S
[1NL1GTT2251060565) -
005 Gulfstream TraveI Trail-
er, sleeps 5 comfortablyand
up to 7 sleepers. Has small
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as
is. Purchaser must remove
vehicle from premesis after
sales. $4995.
(5 6 1 ) 8 8 9 2 9 1 1
561)889-7788


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



93' Camero- looks good,
black, automatic, needs a
head gasket, $1500
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee
ARTIC CAT -'05, 650 V-twin,
new top end, $4000 firm. To
see visit 444 NE 64th Ave.
Four Seasons
Cadillac Eldorado '88, runs
good. $1500 OBO
(863) 673-3032 LaBelle
CHEVROLET Select 94 van
350 engine with wheel chair
lift body fair condition runs
good no ac $1500/or best
offer. (863)634-9433
(863)467-6122
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs
well. $500 (863)612-0992
LaBelle
FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000.
(863)673-4851
INFINITI Q45 1996 Silver in-
finiti, no title you could apply
for lost title, very clean interi-
orleather seats, minor
scratches on the outside, no
radio, a/c works excellent.
very nice car must sell for
something bigger expecting
a new baby in November. Air
bags, alloy whis. V-6
$2000/or best offer.
(863)261-2280
Plymouth Voyager- 99', cold
a/c, 106,000 miles, runs
great, cruise, Asking $1800
(863) 634-3291 Anytime
Police Impounds for Salel 92
Honda Accord $600! 93
Acura Legend $750!! For
listings call. (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PLs$4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great.' $1800 or best offer
(863)634-3038


TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1550 "as is" or
best offer (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime



WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963 -
4X4, Orig. 6 cyl. Tornado en-
gine. $4500 please call
(239)823-2587




FORD BRONCO XLT, 1985 -
351 motor, classic, $4,000
or best offer. Call
863-261-2999




FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4750 (239)543-5887



CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Really good shape. $200 or
best offer. (863)634-1423
CAMPER TOPPER Fiber-
glass, For full size long bed
pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles, you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
H.I.D HEADLIGHTS H4-9003 -
HI-LOW 8K $300/neg.
(863)801-3765
RIMS rims with used tires for
95 Toyota, $150/or best of-
fer. (863)467-6621
(863)634-4056
STEP BARS For Reg. Cab
Chevy. Stainless Steel &
Chrome. Off 2003 Chevy
2500. $150 (513)266-7134
TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
$800 (863)763-0944
TRAILER TIRE Slightly used.
$50 (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700
TRANSMISSION Automatic,
C&, electric, $400. Call
863-634-1343 after 5pm
TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight
6, 300, tranny & t-case,
$500 or trade for Chevy mtr
& tranny. (561)307-7926
TRUCK RIMS (4)- 18", alumi-
num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
ware included. $400 or best
offer (863)634-1545
TRUCK TIRES (2) Discover
Cooper, LT 285/75/R16. $50
for both. (863)763-5163
USED Truck Tires (4) BF
Goodwrench AT's,
285/70/17, 8 ply, 50 percent
tread, $100. (561)261-6421



DODGE RAM '89 4x4, Red &
Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
rock carb, good for mudding
$700 (863)467-9621
DODGE RAM PICKUP '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer.
(239)657-2711


FORD F150 '77 4x4, monster
truck, all completed, every-
thing new. $5000
(863)357-3282/697-3766
FORD F150 "' -P 1 wreet-
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759
MAZDA B2600 1989 Air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd,Blue
$2000/neg. (863)509-8347



SUZUKI EIGER, 2006 4WD,
factory camo. paint, 2,321
mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904

Shop from a git catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifleds.



EMERSON TRAILER open,
7x12, with mesh ramp, $650
or best offer (772)597-5900
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.
(863)467-7415

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



DODGE CARAVAN, 1997 -
Color TV/VCR, runs great,
lots of new parts,
$4,000/neg. 863-675-1438
FORD CLUBWAGON '95 win-
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air,
$2800 (863)357-1075
GMC SAVANNAH '98 very
good mileage, good condi-
tion, 1 owner, $5000
(863)512-4165

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA
Domestic Relations Division
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JANICE RIOS,
Plaintiff
MANUEL RIOS,
Defendant
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
The PLAINTIFF, having made Motion For
Service By Publication supported by
Affidavit ofthe Plaintiff stating that the
Defendant's current address is un-
known, it is ORDERED, AND AD-
JUDGED, that the Defendant, Manuel
Rios, answer the Complaint of the
Plaintiff by the 13th day of October,
2008 or thereafter a JUDGMENT BY
DEFAULT may be rendered against the
Defendant.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Or-
der and Notice by published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in
The Clewiston News, a newspaper of
general circulation in Hendry County,
Florida.
Publication dates: 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 and
9/11/2008.
DONE, this the 14th day of August,
2008.
Cheryl Pierce
Circuit Court Clerk
200 W. Main St.
Albertville, AL 35950
256/878-4521
Stephen B. Smith
Attorney for Plaintiff
O0. Box 1935
Albertville, AL 35950
?256) 891-8991
87579 CN 8/21,28;9/4.11/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2007-927CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT
MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-W5 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED. AS OF NOVEM-
BER 1, 2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE
Plaintiff
vs.
DAVID SIMMONS et al.
Defendant (s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order
dated September 4, 2008, entered in
Civil Case Number 2007-927CA, in the
Circuit Court for HENDRY County,
Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-W5 UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED
AS OF NOVMEBER 1, 2005, WITHOUT
RECOURSE is the Plaintiff, and DAVID
SIMMONS, et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in HEND-
RY County, londa, described as:
Lots 14, 15 and 16, inclusive, Block 3,
BELMONT SUBDIVISION, a subdivision
recorded Plat Book 1. Page 9, of the
Public Records of Hendry County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at Hendry County
Courthouse, Highway 80 and Main
Street, 2nd floor hallway, LaBelle, Fl
33935, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of
October, 2008. Any person claiming
an interest In the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner
as o the date of the Irs pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated: 9/4/08.
Barbara S. Butler
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ D.Hammond
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons in need of a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding shall, within seven
(7) days prior to any proceeding, con-
tact the Administrative Office of the
Court, Hendry County Courthouse, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, La Belle, FL
33935, telephone 863-675-5217, TDD
1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.
290685 CGS 9/11,18/2008





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NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND PROPOSED SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE


TO: REGISTERED OWNER
Gordon B. Sims
11114 Pine Valley Drive
Wellington, FL33414


LIENHOLDER
HAFC
11452 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130


NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER
LIENHOLDERS OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT
THE OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:


LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP)
H5it-Right (George Sandiford)
150 S.W. 10th Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493
561-261-6132


DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
1999 Ford VIN1 FTZX1727XNA68616
150 S.W. 1Oth Ave.
South Bay, Florida 33493


EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR CLAIMS A
LIEN PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA STATUTES ON THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES ACCRUED IN
THE AMOUNT OF $1,846.50. THESE STORAGE CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO
ACCRUE AT THE RATE OF $0 PER DAY.
THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THVE NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO ENFORCE-
MENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 713.586, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND UNLESS
SAID MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD TO
SATISFY THE LIEN. IF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT REDEEMED AND REMAINS
UNCLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID, THE
VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER 60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR LIENS WHAT-
SOEVER, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT ORDER. THE ABOVE DES-
IGNATED LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 349 N.W. 16th, Suite #106, Belle Glade, FL
33440 COMMENCING AT 8:30am ON THE 29th DAY OF September, 2008.
STATEMENT OF OWNER RIGHTS
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON CLAIMING
INTEREST IN OR LIEN THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A HEARING AT ANY TIME
PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A HEAR-
ING WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE
MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING COPIES OF THE DE-
MAND FOR HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN
THE NOTICE.
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO RECOVER
POSSESSION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTITUTING JUDICIAL PRO-
CEEDINGS BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE RE-
MAINING AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE AND OWN-
ING TO THE LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION
(6) OF FLORIDA STATUTE 713.585.
NOTE: THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST BE HELD
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED OR THE DAY OF
SALE. THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHED-
ULED DATE OF SALE, BUT THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATE NOTICE
WAS PLACED IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE OF SALE,
George Sandiford, Lienor
290641 CGS 9/11/08t


Notice for Early Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity In
the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals
This is to give notice that Glades County has submitted an application for a Commu-
nity Development Block Grant (CDBG funds), contract number 08DB-AO9 to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs. The funding is provided by the U.S. De-
partment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will be used to rehabilitate
and/or demolish and construct replacement housing for up to two housing units lo-
cated by low-to-moderate income eligible homeowners. At this time, one home has
been selected to date. The address for this home is 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The other project address is not known.
This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain
Management, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of
Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the
HUB action that is within and/or affects a floodplain or wetland.
Construction will be undertaken in the 100 year floodplain, Glades County Is inter-
ested in altematives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could
result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. It is anticipated that
the housing units selected will be located within the floodplain area,
At this time, only one home has been selected to be demolished and a new replace-
ment home constructed. The specific address is 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. If enough grant funds remain, another project might be un-
dertaken. At this time, that address is not known.
The housing unit at 204 Pinecrest Avenue, Moore Haven is already located within
the 100-year floodplain, This home will be demolished and a new replacement
housing unit constructed at the same address.
Written comments must be received by Glades County at the Glades County S.H.I.R
Office, Post Office Box 1018, Moore Haven, Honda 33471-1018 on or before Sep-
tember 22, 2008.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Erica Villafuerte, Glades
County S.H.I.R Director, at 863-946-6004.
Date issued: September 4, 2008
Paul Beck
Environmental Certifying Official
Chairman, Glades County Board of County Commissioners
290562 GCD 9/11/080


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
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vancy District for the operation and maintenance of'the P-5-N Pump Station. The
permit authorizes the District to operate and maintain the P-5-N Pump Station that
discharges both into and from Lake Okeechobse. The authorized structure is de-
scribed more particularly in the application and associated documents on file with
the Department. Discharges and flows authorized by this permit are into or from
Lake Okeechobee, a Class I water body, pursuant to Rule 62-302.400, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code (F.A.C.) The Pump Station is located along the southeast shore of
Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County at 2643'40.415" N and 80051'10.123" W
The application file is available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart-
ment's Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Restoration Planning
and Permitting Section, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2400,
telephone (850) 245-8416.
The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petion for an administrative
heanng is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, be-
fore the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are
set forth below. The mediation process described in Chapter 120 FS. will not be
available.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the informaion set
forth below and must be filed (received) with the Department Clerk in the Office of
General Counsel at 3900 Commonwealh Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Forida 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), of the Rorida Statutes must be filed within twenty-one (21) days of
publication of the notice or within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of the written no-
tice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, how-
ever, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file
a petition within twenty-one (21) days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the
date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at
the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a
petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's
right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, of the Forida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate
as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
la) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name,
address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which
shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by
the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency de-
cision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the peti-
tion must so indicate;
e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts
te petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed
action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require re-
versal or modification of the agency's proposed action, including an explanation
of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action
the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency s proposed
action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301. EA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be differ-
ent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the application have
the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirements set forth above.
290848 CGS 9/11/08


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City
of South Bay, Florida, will hold aPUBLIC HEARING onthe 7th
day of October 2008, in the Commission Chambers at 335
SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida at 7:00 o'clock PM on all
matters concerning the possible adoption of Ordinance
3-2008, providing for the amendment of Number 1 of Section
18-92 for the purpose of establishing policy regulating the
rates for lot mowing and amending the fee schedule.

Anyone having any questions regarding this Ordinance may
submit them in writing or at the time of the scheduled public
hearing as noted above. Written'comments should be ad-
dressed to the City Clerk, City of South Bay, 335 S.W. 2nd
Ave., South Bay, Florida 33493.

Any questions regarding this matter please refer them to the
Public Works Director at 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay,
Florida. Or telephone number 561-996-2477.


Virginia K. Walker
City Clerk


290605 CN 9/11/08


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at in today's classified. classifleds.


VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO SERVE ON RURAL AREA PLAN COMMITTEE
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking letters of interest
from citizens willing to serve on the Rural Area Plan AD-HOCC committee. This
Committee was formed by the Board on August 12, 2008 to review the County's
Rural and Agriculture Lands Study conducted by RWA, Inc. and make recommen-
dations to the Board on long-term goals and land development regulations with
regard to the report.
The Committee will consist of 11 members, of which at least eight shall be residents
of Hendry County. A minimum of two members shall represent agricultural stake-
holders and shall demonstrate expertise in farming or agribusiness or may be a
representative of a non-public organization whose prmary purpose relates to the
promotion and/or protection of farming or agribusiness.
A minimum of two members shall represent environmental stakeholders and shall
demonstrate expertise in environmental protection or natural resource manage-
ment or may be a representative of a non-public organization whose primary pur-
pose is environmental protection or natural resource management.
A minimum of two members shall be appointed representing community, civic or
business organizations within the County.
Interested citizens shall submit letters stating their qualifications and experience to
Vince Cautero, AICR Hendry County Community Development Director in one of
the following ways: RPO. Box 2340, Labelle, FL 33975; email:
vcauterohendryffoa.net: or via facsimile at 863-675-5317.
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at
863-675-5240.
290736 CB/CGS 9/11/08


Houses Sale


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
.. 420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
.. ; -- m s (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
AFTER HOURS:
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(863) 983-8979 Broker Associate (863)228-2215 SE HABLA ESPANOL
(863)599-1209 (863)228-0023

RESIDENTIAL 3/2 Home with pool and apart- 3/2 1996 DWMH on 2.5 acres in
Bass Capital 2/2 For Rent ment Davidson Rd $195,000 Montura fully fenced and
4/2/2 New Home Reduced to 3/2 Ridgeview Add 2 $285,000 remodeled only $89,900
$269K 2/1 PotS1FeRE N,000 RENTALS
3/2 Royal Palm Reduced to 4/3/2 Popash Circle with pool- Call for Available Rentals
$190K $319,900 VACANTLAND
3/2/2 with pool reduced to VCAIT ND. ., lI
$199,000 MOBILE HOMES Montura, 125 acre lots available
2/1 cottage on 3.68 acres PB 3/2 DWMH Midstate Loop Call for Listings.
County $174,900 $79,000 27.5 acres Pioneer $495,000
2/1 near all amenities $.109,900 4/2 DWMH Montura $135K 11 Montura lots $12,000 each
New 3/2/1 with Den Sugarland 3/2 DWMH with o/g pool 17.5 acres Pioneer $315,000
r. Ru ed t o ,74, Evercane Rd Reduced $165,000 Port LaBelle unit 102 $35K o.b.o.
Cir. Reduced to $174,900 3/2 DWMH Woodlands-great Moore Haven 5 res. lots
4/2 Harlem $120,000 secluded corner lot $134,900. $75 000
2 Family Unit 3/1 and 1/1 Good 3/2 SWMH on 2.5 acres with , Hvn -
income $174,900 horse-barn fully fenced Montura $39 900
3/2/2 with pool and guesthouse $94,900
$295,000 3/2 DWMH on lake Allen Rd COMMERCIAL
3/2 corner lot fenced yard with $120,000 Cabinet Shop 4800 sq. ft. & Apt.
shed $239,000 Mobile Home Prk Nl's Rd hop 4800 sq. ft. Apt.
3/1 Pasadena with shed $280,000 $200,000
$159,000 wh shed Package Deal 4 M-Homes and Turn-key movie theater on US27
59 ,, 2 vacant lots Call for Details $395,000
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lot $318,000 outbuilding Magnolia Lane frontage and 100'x120' lot
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-131-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-FF16. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FF16
Plaintiff
vs.
WILLIAM MOREJON; HILDA HERRERA;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE
FOR FIRST FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF
NATIONAL CITY BANK; PORT LA
BELLE UNIT FOUR PROPERTY HOME-
OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC. and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above
named Defendants,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given atthe under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Hendry County, Forida, will on the
17th day of September, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock AM. at the Front of the
Hallway of the Hendry County Court-
house Building, LaBelle, Florida, offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following-described property situate in
Hendry County, Florida:
Lot 6, Block 2165, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 4, as per plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 86-102, of the
public records of Hendry County, Fori-
da.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
U in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
Us Pendens, must file a daim on
same with the Clerk of Court within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 21st day of August,
2008.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Deputy Court Administrator
whose office is located at Hendry
County Courthouse, 125 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 and whose
phone number is (941) 675-5217,
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this Notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/IS/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
288912 CN 9/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CASE NO. 26-2008-CA-000350
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
ELEANOR LOTITO, el. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
-TO: ELEANOR LOTITO and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR LOTiTO
Whose residence is: 675 E PASO FINO
CIRCLE, CLEWISTON, FL 33440 &
16799- TANGERINE BLVD., LOXA-
HATCHEE, FL 33470 & 680 E PASO
FIND CIR, CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If alive, and it dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ELEANOR LOTTO and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR LOTTO and all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, tie or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 8, WOODLAND 11 SUBDMSION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAEi 1 0i im inf. U.LIl U ELIORi''-
OF HMNODRIiuir, fitt iiu
a ak/a 675 E PASO RNO CIR,
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Cheryl L.
Burm, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either
on or before October 13, 2008.
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 2nd day of Sept. 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ D. Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Us Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with 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
863-675-5217, PO. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975. If hearing impaired,
contact (TOO) 800-955-8771 via Flori-
da Relay System.
This Is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: PC-08-268
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CARLOS WILLIAM RIVERA
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cardos
William Rivera, deceased, whose date
of death was December 31, 2007, and
whose social security number is
577-82-7298, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Se-
bring, Florida 33870-3867. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims wth this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.


Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, PA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863) 763-6199
Person Giving Notice:
Pamela A, Magill
17306 Broadland Land
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 22-2008-CA-000061
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITKER
MORTGAGE CORE,
Plaintiff
vs.
LUIS B. MADRIGAL; GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA; BIANCA MADRIGAL; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 13th day of August, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 22-2008-CA-000061,
of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida
wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plain-
tiff and LUIS B. MADRIGAL; GLADES
COUNTY FLORIDA; BIANCA MADRIGAL;
UNKNOWN TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Glades County
Courthouse, in Moore Haven, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of Septem-
ber. 2008, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN
RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT.BOOK 4, PAGES 130 AND 131,
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 LIUS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Office is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FLO 33901,
Telephone (239) 335-2299 or 1
(00) 955-8771 (EDD) OR 1
(800) 955-8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 24th day of July. 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 491h Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Floda 33309
Telephone: (954(453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
288333 ON 9/4,11/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07CA242
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2001-2,
Plaintiff
vs.
CLEVELAND WILLIAMS; STERLING
LENDING DISSOLVED CORPORA-
TION; SARAH WILLIAMS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 13th day of August, 2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 07CA242, of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Glades County, Florida, wherein THE
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF THE EQCC ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2001-2
Is the, Plaintiff, and CLEVELAND WIL-
LIAMS; STERLING LENDING DISSOLVED
CORPORATION; SARAH WILLIAMS;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN-
TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT STEPS, SOUTH
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in Moore Haven,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of
September, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to witL
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 76, CITY OF
MOORE HAVEN ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 72 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND
SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE
REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE
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 WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
hon to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Senior Deputy Clerk
Administration whose Post Ofice is lo-
cated at the Lee County Justice Cen-
ter, Room 3112, 1700 MONROE
STREET, FT. MYERS, FLO 33901,
Telephone (239) 335-2299 or 1
(800) 955-8771 (TDD) OR 1
800) 955-8770 Via FL. Relay Service,
no later than 5 days prior to the Court
Date.
Dated this 20th day of August, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: /S/ Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 4th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
288338 EN 9/4,11/00
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY THE CLERK
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER 07-870 CA
OFELIA OTERO,
Plaintiff
vs
PILAR HOME DEVELOPERS, INC. a Flori-
da Corporation, and BEATRIZ DJEBEL-
LI PERF, et al
Defendant
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the
above styled cause now pending in
said court, that I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Hendry
County, Florida on October 1, 2008 at
11:00 am., in front of the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court (being the
second floor hallway of the Adminis-
tration Building, Hendry County Court-
house) corner of Highway 29 and 80,
LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida, the
following described property:
The South one-half (1/2) of the North-
east one-uarter 1/4) of the South-


west one-quarter (1/4) of the
Southwest one-quarter (1/4) of the
Southeast one-quarter (1/4) of Section
25, Township 44 South, Range 32
East, lying and being in Hendry
County, Florida; subject to an ease-
ment for road of the East 30 feet there-
of. Also known as lot 4944 in Montura
Ranch Estates. Property Address: 460
Utopia Street, Clewiston, Florida
Parcel: 1 32 44 25-A00-0256-0000
Dated Sept. 4,2008.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
DREW S SHERIDAN, PA.
7765 S.W. 87th Avenue, Suite 102
Miamia, Florida 33173
Tel. (305) 596-3368
Fax (305) 596-3355
drewsheridan@drewsheridanpacom
290640 CN 9/11,18/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CP-30
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT HOSIER, SR.,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROB-
ERT HOSIER, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was April 20, 2008, and
whose social security number is
143-28-4932, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Ronda, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
500 Avenue J, PO. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 30th, 2008.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, PA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863) 763-5733
Facsimile: (863) 763-6199
Person Giving Notice:
Jean Hendry Caldwell
6545 North East 7th Lane
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
290385 CGS 9/11,18/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division: Family
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
TRINA MARIE BOWERS COLLINS,
Wife,
and
MICHAEL LEE COLLINS,
Husband
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Michael Lee Collins
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, including claims
for dissolution of marriage, payment of
debts, division of real and personal prop-
erty, and for payments of support, has
been filed against you. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to this action on Travis W True-
blood, PA., Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is PO. Box 1270, Moore Haven,
Florda 33471, on or before September
24, 2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore
Haven, Florda 33471, either before ser-
vice on Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition. '
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Fami-
ly Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
DATED this 22nd day of August, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Deputy Clerk
288694 GCD 8/28;9/4,11,18/08
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 20th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
Case #: 20071014 CA

Yale Mortgage Corporation,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Brendalyn Harris; Brian Sullivan; Judy
Sullivan; Capital One Bank; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Par-
ties in Possession #2; I1 living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named De-
fendant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants.
Defendantss.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 30, 2008, entered in Civil
Case No. 2007 1014 CA of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and
for Hendry County, Florida, wherein Yale
Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Bren-
dalyn Harris 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 COURTHOUSE, (BE-
ING THE 2nd FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE
HENDRY COURTS BUILDING), LABELLE,
FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M. on Sept. 24,
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit

LOT 56, BLOCK B, SUGARLAND ES-
TATES ADDITION NO. 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 124 AND
125, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 25
EAST HICKPOCHEE AVENUE, LABELLE,
FL 33935 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF
SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
DATED at LABELLE, Florida, this 4th
day of Sept., 2008.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Hendry County, Florida


BY:/S/D. HAMMOND
Deputy Clerk
290718 CN 9/11,18/08
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on 09/13/08
at 10:30 a.m., LUMART NA/C STOR-
AGE, 840 EAST PASADENA AVE.,
CLEWISTON, FL (863)983-2162 will
sell at Public Sale the personal proper-
ty theretofore stored with the under-
signed:
David McBride Unit #166
Craftsman & garden tools,
TV, misc. items
DerritHolmes Unit #151
TVs, camcorder, bedroom set,
china cab. & much more
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commission-
ers of Hendry County, Florida, will
hold a workshop to discuss the Calo.o-
sahatchee Riverway Alternative to the
C-43 West Reservoir and related is-
sues at 4:00 p.m. on September 23,
2008 at the Hendry County Court-
house, Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any mat-
ter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, hbe/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
290663 CB/CN 9/11/08U

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Tourist Development Counci
will hold a regular meeting at 4:00
p.m. MONDAY, September 15, 2008,
at the Hendry County Administratior
Office, staff conference room A-118,
165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL. This
meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
W.T "Bill" Maddox, Jr., Chairman
290542 CB/CN 9/11/08

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
FLORIDA RECREATION
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (FRDAP) GRANT FUNDS
Notice is hereby given that a public
meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm in the
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of-
fice Building, 310 Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, FL to discuss the proposed use
of Florida Recreation Development As-
sistance Program (FRDAP) grant
funds. This meeting is for the sole
purpose of discussing the proposed
Pioneer Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)
Recreational Trail. Questions can be
directed to the Hendry County Grants
& Special Projects Office at
863-675-5264.
The meeting site is accessible by the
disabled.
Ron Zimmerly, Director
Grants & Special Projects
Hendry County
290545 CB/CN 9/11/080

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY, FLORIDA
WILL HOLD A CIVIL SERVICE
BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 18,
2008 AT 6:00 RM. IN THE CITY
COMMISSION CHAMBERS AT 335
S.W. 2nd AVENUE, SOUTH BAY
FLORIDA.
290602 CN 9/11/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY IS RECEIV-
ING SEALED BIDS FOR SURPLUS
EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES.
ITEMS MAY BE SEEN BY APPOINT-
MENTS ONLY BY CONTACTING
THE CITY MANAGERS OFFICE AT
561-996-6751.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL SEP-
JEMBER 30, 2008.
THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.
290600 CN 9/11,18/08
Publication Notice to Creditors
Sample Notice
For Oscar William Hoffman
NOTICE TO CREDITORS, FILE NO.
2008-098-CP IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF
OSCAR WILLIAM HOFFMAN, De-
ceased. The administration of the Es-
tate of OSCAR WILLIAM HOFFMAN,
deceased, Case No. 2008-098-OR is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO. Box 1760 LaBelle, FL
33975-1760. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's At-
torney are set forth below. All credi-
tors of decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against de-
cedent'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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FiRST PUBU-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR
MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH IS
BARRED. The date of first publication
of this notice is Sept 11th, 2008. Per-
sonal Representative: MARIE L HOFF-
MAN, 900 Aqua Islte Boulevard, 016,
LaBelle, FL 33935. MARC J. DEARTH,
Hoffman & Associates, Attorneys at
Law, LLC., 6100 Lake Forrest Drive,
Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328, Florida
Bar No. 0023147, Attorney for Person-
al Representative 404-255-7400.
290194 CGS 9/11,18/08

*RFQ Selection Committee Meeting*
*Hendry County RFQ 2008-22*
Notice is hereby given that there will
be a meeOng for selection of an engi-
neering Orm with regard to the RFQ for
Engineering Services, Construction of
the Port LaBelle Sheriff's Substation
It will be held on Wednesday, Septem-
ber 17, 2008 at 1:00 RM., at the Ad-
ministration Conference Room, 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
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Pupil Progression: Promotion/Retention


No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on age or other factors that constitute social promotion. Florida Statute 1008.25 requires that any
student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading, based upon locally determined or statewide assessments conducted in kindergarten, grade 1, grade
2, or grade 3 must be given intensive reading Instruction Immediately following the identification of the reading deficiency. The student's reading proficiency
must be reassessed by locally determined assessments, or through teacher observations at the beginning of the grade following the intensive reading
instruction. The student must continue to be provided with intensive reading instruction until the reading deficiency is remedied.

If a student's reading deficiency Is not remedied by the end of grade 3, as demonstrated by scoring at Level 2 or higher on the statewide assessment test in
reading for grade 3, the student must be retained.

The parent of any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading must be notified in writing of the following:
1. That his/her child has been identified as having a substantial deficiency in reading.
2. A description of the current services that are provided to the child.
3. A description of the proposed supplemental instructional services and supports that will be provided to the child that are designed to remediate the
identified area of reading deficiency.
4. That if the child's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, the child must be retained unless he/she is exempt from mandatory
retention for good cause.
5. Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed in reading proficiency.
6. That the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is not the sole determiner of promotion and that additional evaluations, portfolio reviews,
and assessments are available to the child
to assist parents and the school district in knowing when a child is reading at or above grade level and ready for grade promotion.
7. The districts criteria and policies for mid-year promotion.
8. Each school district shall provide written notification to the parent of any student, who is retained because his/her reading deficiency is not remedied
by the end of third grade, that his/her
child has not met the proficiency level required for promotion, and the reasons the child is not eligible for a good cause exemption as provided by
Florida law. The notification must include a
description of proposed interventions and support that will be provided to the child to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency.

Successful Progression for Retained Readers
The 2004 Legislature amended section 1008.25, Florida Statutes, to create a new paragraph (7) that provides that all students who are retained in third
grade must be provided intensive interventions in reading to ameliorate the students' reading deficiency, as identified by a valid and reliable diagnostic
assessment. This intensive intervention must include effective instructional strategies, participation in the school district's summer reading camp, and
appropriate teaching methodologies necessary to assist those students in becoming successful readers, able to read at or above grade level, and ready for
promotion to the next grade.
This section also requires each school district to establish at each school, where applicable, an Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third grade students
who subsequently score at Level 1 on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The focus of this class shall be to
increase a child's reading level at least two grade levels in one year. The school Is required to report the following:

Mid-Year Promotion
According to provisions in the Hendry County School District Pupil Progression Plan, students who were retained the previous year may be considered for mid-
year promotion provided the student has demonstrated the ability to read at grade level and shows mastery of the state standards for the grade level in which
he/she was retained. The student must have the skills necessary to successfully function at the grade level to which he/she is being promoted mid-year.

Good Cause Exemption from Mandatory Retention
The Hendry County School Board may only exempt students from mandatory retention for good cause as stated in Florida Statute 1008.25. According to
this statute, good cause exemptions shall be limited to the following:
1. Limited English proficient students who have had less than two years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages Program.
2. Students with disabilities whose individual education plan Indicates that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appropriate,
consistent with the requirements of State Board of Education rule.
3. Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on all alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board
of Education.
4. Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that he/she is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the
Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at.least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT.
5. Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT, and who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student
has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading, and was previously
retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2.
6. Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for two or more years, but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading, and who were
previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 for a total of two years.

The district school board must annually report to the parent of each student the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations for profi-
ciency.in reading, writing, science, and mathematics. Student results on each statewide assessment must be reported to the parent. The evaluation of each
student's progress must be based upon the student's classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, and other relevant information.

Hendry County School District
School Year 2007 08
Number of Students and Percentage of Students
Scoring Level 1 or Level 2
FCAT Readina

Grade Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Level Number Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring
Tested At At At At At At
Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 1 Level 1
And 2 And 2


Grade 3 568 111 19.54 83 14.61 194 34.15
Grade 4 544 98 10.01 108 19.85 206 37.87
Grade 5 556 119 21.40 98 17.63 217 39.08
Grade 6 452 116 25.66 117 25.88 233 51.55
Grade 7 571 135 23.64 117 25.88 233 51.55
Grade 8 487 .. .132 .. 27.10 159 32.65 291 59.75
Grade 9 ,. 563 197. 24.99 195 34.65 392 69-63 '
Grade 10 537 267 49372 148 27.56 415 77.28
Hendry County School District
School Year 2007-08
Number of Students and Percentage of Students Retained by Grade
Grades 3 10


Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Number
Retained 36 3 5 0 0 0 40 10
End of Year 563 534 561 454 567 494 564 539
Membership
Percent
Retained 6.39 .56 .89 0 0 0 7.09 1.86

Hendry County School District
School Year 2007 08
Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause by Category


# Students Promoted:


Good Cause Exemption:

Limited English Proficient Students who have less than two years instruction in an English
for Speakers of Other Languages Program

Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performanceon an alternative standardized
reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education

Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio that the student is reading on grade
level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in reading
equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT

Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an individual education
plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student has received the intensive remediation
in reading as required by Florida Statute for more than two years but still demonstrates a
deficiency in reading and was previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2

Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading as required by Florida
Statute for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were
previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 for a total of two years

Students with disabilities not tested on FCAT per their Individual Education Plan


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Levee shows "no signs of distress" corps reports


By Nina G. Wills
INI Florida
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -- As
Lake Okeechobee's water levels
.continue to rise, the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers is confident
that the Herbert Hoover dike
is prepared to weather any ap-
proaching storms.
"There are no signs of distress
*and the system as a whole is
ready," said Steve Duba Jackson-
ville District Chief Engineer.
Rains from Tropical Storm Fay
and Hurricane Hanna caused the
lake to rise 3.84 feet in the last
two weeks.
The lake level now stands at
15.10 feet. Since the danger to the
dike is directly proportional to the
lake level, the corps tries to main-
tain the water level between 12.5
to 15.5 feet.
The increase of inflow into
Lake Okeechobee caused by
these tropical systems prompted
the corps to initiate daily "pulse
releases" on Sept. 4, according
to John Zediak, the corps' chief of
water management.
Currently the corps is releasing


INI/Ashley Smith
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer officials continue closely monitoring the lake level, following a
sudden increase caused by Tropical Storm Fay.


5,800 cubic feet of water per sec-
ond into the Caloosahatchee and
St. Lucie Rivers. These releases


will continue until Sept. 14.
In 2004, Lake Okeechobee
reached an all-time high of 18.02


feet after the area experienced a
string of storms.
Following the levee disaster in


New Orleans due to Hurricane
Katrina and the excessive amount
of water from Hurricane Wilma,
the corps and the South Florida
Water Management District evalu-
ated the structural integrity of the
143-mile long earthen dike in
2005.
Rehabilitation projects have
been underway since last year to
improve the structure of the dike
and to seal leaks.
The corps considers the por-
tion of the dike from Port Mayaca
to Belle Glade to be "the most vul-
nerable."
Recent repairs to this area in-
clude a 4,000 foot cutoff wall to
stabilize the aging dike's interior
in Port Mayaca.
A cutoff wall is a deep trench
dug into the side of the dike into
which concrete is. poured to pre-
vent under-water seepage.
Also, the removal of thousands
of dead melaleuca trees from
Moore Haven to Belle Glade al-
lows engineers to inspect the dike
more closely for potential leaks.
The corps prepares by con-
sulting with the National Weather
Service to determine what the es-


timated water surge on the dike
will be should a tropical system
affect the Lake Okeechobee area.
Also, Herbert Hoover dike is
inspected by corps' engineers on.
a weekly basis.
"We will closely monitor
weather conditions and operate
the lake and our water control
structures with public safety being
the primary goal," Zediak said.
While the deadly Hurricane
Ike is not expected to affect South
Florida directly, the corps is con-
cerned about the feeder bands of
rain caused by Ike.
Meanwhile, some residents
say they are not concerned.
Robert (Rock) Hudson, a 10-
year resident of Pahokee, lives
within 1,000 feet of Herbert
Hoover Dike, but is not worried
that the dike will breach.
"They (the corps) sealed the
cracks in the dike. I don't panic,
and I won't lose sleep over it."
Hudson has never evacuated
his home due to an approaching
storm.
"We can't control the weather.
We just have to prepare for it.
What will be, will be," he said.


occur each summer in Florida
comes from rain that evaporated
r hff thp r\rpr- ftimrq thn-


Large colonies of brightly col- U" "' U'o a .. -
ored coral clung tenaciously to sands of miles away.
limestone formations, forming The rain that falls on South
reefs that meandered along the Florida eventually returns to the
tropical sea floor, sea.
Currents from the deep cobalt This water cycle is world-
depths carried microscopic plank- wide. .
ton that mixed with the gin-clear The last Ice Age prevented this
surface water. water cycle from completing.
The mixed waters cascaded The water that fell on land was
across the coral reefs, bringing snow or sleet and remained in
microscopic nutrients to the liv- a frozen state. As ice and snow
ing coral. continued to fall, ice sheets and
Old coral died, forming new glaziers started emerging.
layers of calcium deposits known Ice sheets and glaziers grew
as limestone sediments. larger as this process continued.
This drama repeated itself for Consequently, water wasn't
thousands of years, until the area returning back to the oceans.
we know as Clewiston emerged The levels of the oceans gradually
from the tropical sea. dropped, and land started emerg-
Calcium deposits, from coral ing from the oceans.
and other marine creatures, cre- The northern region of the
ated limestone sediment deposits Florida Platform emerged first,
that were hundreds of feet deep followed by the central region
on the Florida Platform. and then the southern region.
However, Florida emerged It is because of this time se-
from the tropical sea, not because quence that the limestone sedi-
of limestone sediments, -but be- ments are deeper in south Elori-
cause of -climate -change-.The-e -da4--sineeit-emer-ged-last from the
earth started cooling and went sea.
into an Ice Age. Clewiston is 18 feet above sea
The earth's surface is approxi- level. Florida was 130 to 200 feet
mately 66 percent ocean, above sea level when the Ice Age
Each day, large quantities of was at its peak.
water evaporate on the oceans of Imagine Clewiston 200 feet
the world. above sea level!
The moisture collects in the The east coast of Florida
atmosphere and later precipitates looked like England's "White
(condenses as water) and falls to Cliffs of Dover."
:the earth. The west coast of Florida ex-
The tropical rain storms that tended out one hundred miles


Agriculture Commissioner
'Bronson offers these tips for
people with animals in the event
of evacuations ordered due to a
hurricane. ,
Mr. Bronson says people trans-
porting livestock must continue
'to stop at the Florida agricultural
'interdiction stations. If the trans-
porter doesn't have proper pa-
perwork, a movement document
will be issued at the station. The
movement document must be
carried as the animals are moved
into Georgia or Alabama and for
return back into Florida.
Commissioner Bronson says
:citizens should not wait until the
last minute to think about how
,they are going to deal with pets
'and other animals during an evac-
uation or in a power outage. Peo-
ple should not leave their pets be-
'hind when they evacuate because
Ithe animals can easily be injured,
'lost or killed. Owners should find
,out now if local boarding facilities
or veterinary offices can shelter
their animals in an emergency.
rThey should also contact hotels
'outside their immediate area to
,determine which allow animals
'and whether there are any size
[restrictions.
Pets and small animal safety
Keep ID tags and vaccina-
tions up to date.
-When evacuating, bring
proper identification and health
'papers with you.
k Prepare a pet evacuation
kit, including food and water for
one week, a manual can opener,
medications, medical/vaccination
records, a pet carrier, and bed-
ding.
If evacuated, properly secure
animals in the vehicle.
If you plan to board a pet,
make written 'arrangements in
advance.
*Contact hotels and motels
along your evacuation route to
check policies on accepting pets


and keep the list handy.
Horses and livestock
*Keep vaccinations and other
health requirements up to date.
If possible, make arrange-
ments in advance for evacuation
of horses. Know where you can
take your horses for shelter along
your evacuation route.
*Make sure your horse trailer
is "ready to go" or other transport
arrangements are prepared well
in advance.
*Carry your vaccination re-
cord, Coggins test and health pa-
pers with you as well as handling
equipment.
Have a point of destination
before departure and be sure to
evacuate as soon as possible to
avoid traffic delays.
If evacuation is not possible:
Reinforce your barn, and out-
buildings with hurricane straps


further than the present west
coast.
This is because the Florida
Platform's western side gradually
slopes westward.
The Ice Age came to an end
approximately 12,000 years ago.
Global Warming started, and the
ocean levels started rising.
However, the ocean levels
were still much lower than today.
Florida was much drier, void of
lakes, rivers and swamps.
Lake Okeechobee and the Ev-
erglades regions consisted of prai-
ries, scrubs and forest.
Geologists believe Lake
Okeechobee and the Everglades
started later, approximately 6,000
years ago as the sea levels contin-
ued to rise.
Land mammals from North
and South America migrated to
Florida as it emerged from the
sea; some were colossal in size.
What kind of critters do you
think migrated into Florida? This
question will be provided in the.
next edition of _'A Walk in the
Past."
I hope you enjoyed this story.
Please contact the Clewiston Mu-
seum if you have questions, arti-
facts, pictures, or a "Whale of a
Tale." The Museum's hours are
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Butch Wilson is the Clewiston Mu-
seum Director. He can be reached
at clewistonmuseum@embarqmail.
corn, or by phone at 863-983-2870.


and other measures.
*Open gates or remove fenc-
ing so that animals may move to
high ground in a flood and to low-
lying areas during high winds.
Install a hand pump and ob-
tain enough large containers to
water your animals for at least a
week.
*Identify alternate water and
power sources. A generator with
a safely stored supply of fuel may
be essential, especially if you have
electrical equipment necessary to
the well being of your animals.
*Secure or remove anything
that could become blowing de-
bris.
Bronson's Division of Animal
Industry website http://www.do-
acs.state.fl.us/ai (click on "Emer-
gency Management") provides
information about some pet-
friendly hotels.


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Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it..


Corshala McPhee, 20

Clewiston
*Utering a false
bank bill, note,
check or draft
Arrested September
5
Arresting officer
was Deputy J,
Walker
Dennis Harrell, 35
*Clewiston
Nonmoving
traffic violation
driving with a
suspended license -
subsequent offense
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer,
SDeputy L. Brooks
Theophilus T. Brooks, 26
C lewislon
*Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
Dscharging a
firearm in public
Arrested September
5
Arresting officer
was mInv Daley
Jessica Roman, 23

*Belle Glade
Cruelty towards a
uchild- aggravated
abuse
Arrested September
3
Released
September 4

Jawanza J. Mays, 28

*Belle Glade
*Possession of
cocaine wlr, intent
to sell
Arrested September
6
Released
September 6 on
$5.000 bond
Leroy Weatherspoon, 23
Belle Glade
*Sale or manluarla
waninr 1.000 leer oft
a school
-Burglary ul an
occupied dwelling
Arrested September
5
No bond has been
Mm set
Sheneka N. Byrd, 31
Belle Glade
Norimrovinrg traffic
violation driving
while license
is suspended -
riabilual offender
Fraud false ID
given
Arrested September
.4


Brijido Rodriguea, 21

Clewiston
*VOP felony or
community control
Arrested September
2
Arresting officer
was Deputy J.
Smith

Lee E. Odoms, 20
Clewiston
Nonmoving traffic
violation habitual
offender driving
with a suspended
license
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt
Juan Delgado, 35

Clewislorn
-*Warran
Fugalve from
justice Irorm
Glades County
FTA Driving with a
suspended license
Arrested September
5

Timmy L. Alvin, 25
*"C lewislion
*Posse.;ion of a
concealed weapon
*Possession of
marijuana
Fugitive Iromm
justice ticim Palm
Beach County
Arrested September
4
Nathaniel Strachan, 49
Belle Glade
*Robbery no
firearm or weapon
*Ballery touch or
strike
Arrested September
8
Released
September B
Robert Williams, 24
*Belle Glade
SViolation of
probation
Forgery
*Grand theft
Arrested September
5
No bond has been
set
Bobby Washington, 31
Belle Glade
*Warran for
Heridry County
Sieriti's Office
-Aggravaled battery
Arrested September
4
Bond nas been set
to $50,000
Guadalupe Mojica, 21


*Belle Glade
*Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
fanwul intent to kill
Arrested September
r
Released
Septemriber 7


Josue M. Alvarez, 17

Clewiston
*Carrying a
S concealed weapon
Arrested September
3
Arresting officer
was Deputy L.
Brooks


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sac qui Olmeospsi, 37
Fugitive from
justiLarce from Henry
Count,, F or contempt

ArresLed September
Arresiing officer
was Deputy Nathan
Kirk
Aaron Waddon, 20
*-Clewiston
TrBepassing
-*Larceny theft is
more Irian $300 but
lIss San $5,000
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt
Ryan C. Woods, 28

*Belle Glade
Possession of
cocaine
,Arrested September

Bond has been set
to $3.000

Delkis Squire, 23

*Belle Glade
Violation of
probaton neglect
ol a Child
*Arrested September
r 3
Released
Septembrter 4 on
probation

Tabatha Freeman, 22
Belle Glade
Violation 0l
probation
S*Aggravated battery
A with a deadl
weapon
Arrested September

Released
September 3
Jacqueline L. Dixon, 21

-*Larceny theft -
$300 or more but
less han $52000
-Forgery of- alter a
public record
rArrestedSeptember


SKBond has been set
i t o 10$9.000
Jose Segura, 31
S*South Bay
h *Traffic offense
DUI
Arrested September
4
Released
SSeptember 4


Bernard 0. Durham, 29

S*Clewiston
*Warrant for FTA -
felony offense
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy George
Elver

Johnny L. Everett Jr., 18
Clewiston
*Criminal mischief
.. is $200 or more
but less $1,000
Subsequent offense
Arrested September
2
Arresting officer
was Deputy
Shannon Bell
Dwight A. Sloan, 20
Clewiston
*Trespassing
Larceny theft is
more than $300 but
less than $5,000
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt
Demetruis Newkirk, 19

*Belle Glade
*RRobtery no
firearm or weapon
Arresled September
2
Released
September 8

Gessie Pierre, 42

*0ul of county
warranl
Booked for Miami
Dade County
Arrested September
3
Released to another
county
Jesse Perez, 24
*-Belle Glade
Aggravated
assault with a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested September
3
Released
September 5 on
$5,000 bond
Latoria M. Davis, 22

*Belle Glade
Larceny theft is
$300 or more but
less than $5,000
Arrested September
8
Released
September 8 on
.$6,000 bond
Artisha Ferby, 19


*South Bay
*Aggravaled ballery
- person uses a
deadly weapon
Arrested September

No tiund hias been
sel


Natalie Hernandez, 16


*Aggravated battery
with a deadly
weapon
Arrested September
4
Arresting officer
was Deputy J. Hunt

Marcus L. Sanders, 25
SClewiston
Fugitive from
Justice from
Glades County for
contempt of court
Arrested September
6
Arresting officer
was Deputy
Shannon Bell
Ernest S. Madrid, 26
*Clewislon
Aggravated battery
wi ah3deadly
Disc narging a
firearm in public
J Arrestled September
4
Arrestinq officer
was Inv. Daley
Leola Blanding, 53

Belle Glade
-Burglary of
unoccupied
dwell ing, unarmed,
no assault
Arrested September

Released
September 5
Jonae E. Hill, 22
*Belle Glade
*Aggravated
assault wnr, a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
Arrested September

Released
September 5
Dondia Wilkerson, 21
*Belle Glade
Larc Iheft is
$300 or more but
less Ihan $5,000
Fraud lalse
statement
Arrested September
8
Bond has been set
for $6.000
Jeff Louis, 20
*Belle Glade
Possession of
c:ica.ne
.Possession of
marijuana
Arrested September
5
Released
September 8 on a
surely bond
Henry Crawford, 37
*Soulh Bay
*Aggravaled
assaut- wilh a
deadly weapon
without intent to kill
SArresled September
3
Released
September 4


Raymond L. Allen, 38

SWarrant -
VOP felony or
community
Arrested September
5
Arresting officer
was Deputy Bonnie
Weaver
Lino M. Ochoa, 31
Clewiston
**Battery felony
battery resulting
in bodily harm or
disability
S*Kidnap:false
imprisonment -
adult
Arrested September
1
Edward W. Coleman, 27
Clewiston
AggBrvated battery
'Iweapon
*Discriarging a
tirearm in public
Arrested September

Arresting officer
was Inv. Daley
Leegussie St.Lott, 20

Belle Glade
Cruelty towards
a ch, la abuse
without great harm
Arrested September

Released
September 5

Crystal Seider, 20

Belle Glade
*Possession of
controll substance
Without 3
prescription
Arrested September
-- 8
Bond has been set
ior $3 000

Antonio Lopez, 39
*Belle Glade
*Out ol county
warrant
*Booked for
Broward Snenriff's
COnce
Arrested Seplember
3
No bond has been
sel or release
Karlicia Bewry, 25
.Belle Glade
*Public order.
crinmes use of
false ID Adversely
atlecls another
Arrested September
Released
September B on
Elass$6.000 bond
Elias Morales, 39


*Damage prop -
criminarmischiel
*False lire alarm -
2nd or subsequence
offense
Arresled September
.-1
Bond has been ser
lor $18 000


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School briefs


Glades Central High
School
Attention Parents/Guard-
ians of students attending
Glades Central
Supplemental Educational Ser-
vices (SES) is a parental choice
program. Parents may select any
state approved provider for ser-
vices. "AAA" Palm Beach Tutoring/
JCM will provide tutoring services
for our students. Tutoring is Mon-
day through Thursday and begins
Monday, Sept. 8, from 3 p.m. to 4
p.m. An after school bus will be
available at 4 p.m. for students
needing transportation.
If you are interested in your
child participating, please com-
plete the SES Free Tutoring Re-
quest form and return to Mrs.
Moore at Glades Central High
School.
SAC Meeting
Glades Central High School's
faculty and staff would like to
thank the parents, students and
community for a successful SAC
and Open House. The next SAC
meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 8 at
6 p.m.
Glade Central football tick-
ets
Tickets for this Friday's game
against Palm Beach Central High
School will go on sale Friday,
Sept. 12 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. A
maximum of five tickets per per-
son can be purchased. Students
will not be permitted to purchase


tickets during class time, lunch or
before school. Students can only
purchase tickets after dismissal.
Alumni Raiders
Calling all alumni Raiders!
Want to take a scroll down mem-
ory lane? If you participated in the
band/cheerleading/chorus during
your years at Glades Central, we
are looking for you to perform
at this year's Homecoming. If
you're interested contact the fol-
lowing persons:
*Joshua Velez (Director of
Bands) 561-993-4437 or velezj@
palmbeach.kl2.fl.us
*Cassandra Moreland (Cheer-
leading Coach) 561-261-3791 or
morelandc@palmbeach.kl2.fl.us
*Gerard McKently (Chorus
Director) 561-993-4438 or mck-
ently@palmbeach.kl2.fl.us
Parade applications
Parade applications are now
available in the main office.

Pahokee Elementary
School
Ne w l
Staff f
Mem- m- /
bers V
Paho-
kee El- PES
ementary
School
will introduce the new staff
members to the families at Open
House on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
New to the Pahokee ,Elementary


Staff are Tangela Steele (second
grade teacher), Jackie Spence
(ELL teacher), Maritza Barbieri
(reading coach), and Daphne Ma-
cias (cafeteria manager).
Before School Safety
We would like to remind par-
ents and students that no child
should be on campus prior to 8
a.m. Breakfast is served daily in
the cafeteria from 7:55 a.m. to
8:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. Only
students enrolled in the Boys and
Girls club program should be on
campus before 8 a.m. for safety
reasons. If you would like to reg-
ister your child in the Boys and
Girls Club morning care program,
please contact Mrs. D. Abrams or
Ms. B. Jones at 561-924-9700.

Canal Point
Elementary school


Ready readers incentive
program
Just as athletes have to prac-
tice to excel in their sport, readers
must practice to become profi-
cient readers.
Students in grades K-2 will be


participating in the Ready Readers
incentive program that encourag-
es students to read each night with
a parent, sibling, grandparent or if
they are capable they may read
on their own. Students will bring
home a reading log each Monday,
student and parent will read, log
in book and minutes read, then
return log on the following Mon-
day. Students will be eligible for a
small weekly prize and a monthly
Popsicle Party.

Financial Aid help
Do you need help understand-
ing the college Financial Aid pa-
per work, the NCAA Eligibility
Calculator, Community Service
Opportunities, or how to get col-
lege scholarships? This year Com-
munity Service Seminars will be
offered at Glades Central on regu-
lar bases for all interested parties
including high school students,
athletes, parents, and guardians
on regular bases to keep you in-
formed. Listen for the announce-
ment at school, on WSWN, in the
Glades Central Newsletter or in fu-
ture editions of The Sun. Feel free
to call Dr. Cheryl Smith-Brown
at 561-993-4404 if you have any
questions or concerns.
For additional school informa-
tion, call the main office at 561-


993-4400.

After School Care
Provider Changes for
School Year 2008-2009
After School care for students
at Pioneer Park Elementary will
be provided by the Beacon Cen-
ter for the 2008-2009 school year.
Any parent wishing to enroll their
child/children in an after school
program will need to contact the
Beacon Center by calling 561-993-
8660 or just stop by the school.

Plans working for
Children's Week
Come out and join the
Children's Week planning
committee. All Child Care and
Early Childhood providers of pre-
school children are invited to at-
tend. Sponsored by Glades 2008
Children's Week Planning Com-
mittee. For more information,
please contact Autrie M. Williams
at PEPPI 561-996-1718.

Mentor program seeks
participants


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

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


School news ROCsuetwilbonSp


Pahokee Middle/High
School
Parents and
students please
mark your
calendars for
the upcoming
events at Pa-
hokee Middle/
High School.
*Open House will be on Sept.
16 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Parents Night for IB and


ROTC students will be on Sept.
25, at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Pahokee Elementary
School
Month-
ly SAC
Meeting '
Pahokee /
Elemen-
tary School "
monthly PES ,
SAC meet-


ing will be held on Wednesday,
Sept. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the
media center.
All parents, volunteers, busi-
ness partners and community
members will have the opportu-
nity to review and edit our 2008-
2009 School Improvement Plan.
This is a perfect time to share
new ideas to help increase paren-
tal involvement.
If you have any questions,
please contact Mrs. Green at 561-
924-9700.


Emergency Make- Up Elementary School
Day for Gove
Elementary


Thursday, Sept. 25, has been
designated as the Emergency
Make-Up for the closing of school
due to Tropical Storm Fay for
Gove Elementary School. Please
mark your calendars.

Canal Point


upcoming events
*Tuesday, Sept. 16: School Ad-


visory Council 6 p.m.
*Wednesday, Sept. 17: Open
House 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rosenwald

Elementary School

upcoming events
*Thursday, Sept. 18: Open
house will begin at 6 p.m.


Palm Beach County District School lunch menu for the week of Sept. 11-18


Breakfast menu hot cereal, whole wheat toast.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: Cana-
Thursday, Sept. 11: Mozza- dian bacon & egg, muffin, assort-
rella Cheese Pocket, PB & J, hot ed cold cereal/hot cereal, whole
cereal, whole wheat toast. wheat toast.
Friday, Sept. 12: Break- Thursday, Sept. 18: Ham
fast burrito,. 'assorted cold "ce- breakfast pizza, fruit muffin, hot
real/breakfast breaks, hot cereal, cereal, whole wheat toast.
whole wheat toast.
Monday, Sept. 15: Blue- Elementary lunch
berry pancake, assorted cold ce-
real/breakfast breaks, hot cereal, menu
whole wheat toast. Thursday, Sept. 11: Cuban
Tuesday, Sept. 16: Chicken pork w/roll, hot dog, fruit, yogurt,
tenders sandwich, cinnamon roll, and cheese, black beans mixed


with rice, whole grain roll, and
sliced sweet plantains.
Friday, Sept. 12: Chicken
nuggets w/roll, pizza, grille cheese
sandwich, whole grain roll, and
corn.
Monday, Sept. 15: Popcorn
chicken w/roll, stuffed crust pizza,
hamburger, whole grain roll, and
baby carrots.
Tuesday, Sept. 16: Beefaroni
w/roll, hot dog, PB & J and cheese
stick, whole grain roll, and italian


becued chicken w/roll, hamburg-
er, ham and cheese sandwich,
cornbread, sweet potato crinkles,
collard greens, and cole slaw.
Thursday, Sept. 18: Salis-
bury steak w/roll, gravy turkey
and cheese sandwich, fruit, muf-
fin, and cheese, whole grain roll,
mashed potatoes and peas.

Secondary lunch
menu


sandwich, chicken tenders sal-
ad, brown rice, whole grain roll,
corn.
Friday, Sept. 12: Chicken
nuggest w/roll, mexican pizza,
turkey and, cheese sandwich,
fruit, muffin, and cheese, whole
grain roll, and green beans.
Monday, Sept. 15: Soft taco,
pizza, cheeseburger, PB & J and
cheese stick, brown rice, whole
grain roll, broccoli and cauliflow-
er.


green beans. Thursday, Sept. 11: Taco Tuesday, Sept. 16: Meat less
Wednesday, Sept. 17: Bar- pie w/corn chips, grilled cheese lasagna w/roll, meatball sub, chef


salad, fruit, muffin, and cheese,
whole grain roll, carrot and bean
medley.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: Bar-
becued chicken w/roll, pizza, yo-
gurt parfait, cornbread, broccoli,
baked beans, cole slaw.
Thursday, Sept. 18: Cuban
pork w/roll, hot dog, turkey and
cheese sandwich, popcorn chick-
en salad, black beans mixed with
rice, whole grain roll, sliced.sweet
plantains.


Federal relief sought for farmers south florida


By Pete Gawda
INI Florida
Individual homeowners and
local governments are eligible for
assistance in coping with the ef-
fects of Tropical Storm Fay. Now
agricultural interests may be get-
ting federal relief. In a letter dated
Sept. 3, Florida Commissioner
of Agriculture and Consumer Af-
fairs Charles Bronson wrote to
Governor Charlie Crist requesting
that the governor ask for a disas-


ter declaration from the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture (USDA)
for 36 Florida counties including
Okeechobee, Hendry, Highlands,
Glades, Indian River, Martin, and
St. Lucie.
The letter stated that accord-
ing to the USDA's Farm Service
Agency in Florida, these 36 coun-
ties meet the disaster criteria.
"It is my hope that given the
amount of damage agriculture
received, you will expedite this
request so that our producers can


begin to access much needed di-
saster relief," the commissioner
wrote.
If there is a USDA disaster dec-
laration, area farmers, ranchers
and dairymen could be eligible
for emergency loans and the U.S.
Secretary of Agriculture could
implement emergency farm pro-
grams.
Fortunately, damage to row
crops in the county has been min-
imal. Most crops were harvested
before the storm or have not yet


been planted.
Beef and dairy cattle have not
fared so well. Wes Williamson
of Williamson Cattle Company
said mosquitoes were "chew-
ing" on his cattle pretty good. He
said there were not too many dry
spots for cattle to sleep. He said
they would huddle together in
the highest part of the pastures.
Fortunately, he has seen no sign
of mosquito borne diseases yet.
Cattle.as well as horses are sus-
ceptible to foot diseases if they


stay in standing water too long.
Another problem brought on
by the excessive rains, according
to Mr. Williamson, is the fact that
grass has less nutritional value be-
cause of the water.
Williamson Cattle Company
also has citrus groves. Mr. Wil-
liamson said citrus trees are very
susceptible to flooding. They can-
not live very many days in standing
water. The leaves and fruit begin
to drop and eventually the trees
will die if the water does not sub-


side. He said they have not seen
so much flooding in their groves
since the hurricanes of 2004 and
2005. At least this time the elec-
tricity did not go out so they could
run electric pumps in their groves.
He said they also used some trac-
tor mounted pumps.
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda can be reached at pgaw-
da@newszap.com.


Florida Ag in the classroom selects 23 volunteer grants


GAINESVILLE-Students
around Florida will develop bio
fuels, learn about commodities
produced in their areas and par-
ticipate in a state-wide Arbor Day
program, among other programs,
as part of 23 volunteer grant proj-
ects Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Inc., has selected for
funding for 2008.


The non-profit association
based in Gainesville approved
grant projects around the state,
many of them to be carried out
by University of Florida/IFAS
Extension and 4-H programs,
county Farm Bureaus, local fair
organizations, middle school
and high school agri-science
programs and other non-profit


organizations. It will spend more
than $24,000 and project organiz-
ers estimate they will reach more
than 63,000 students statewide as
part of these projects.
"This hard-working group of
agriculture industry volunteers
helps Florida Ag in the Classroom
reach even more students and
teachers with the message of the


importance of agriculture," said
Cara Martin, chairman of Florida
Ag in the Classroom and assistant
director of government and com-
munity affairs for Florida Farm
Bureau.
"By providing them with grant
money, these volunteers can tai-
lor agriculture-related education-
al programs to the needs of their


schools and communities," Ms.
Martin said.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
uses proceeds from the sale of
the agriculture specialty license
plate, or the Ag Tag, to fund its
teacher and volunteer grants pro-
grams, among other Florida Ag in,
the Classroom programs.
The organization is now ac-


cepting applications for Teacher
Grants for the 2008-09 school
year. The application and guide-
lines are available on Florida Ag
in the Classroom's website at
www.agtag.org and the deadline
is Oct. 1.


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Pahokee wins decisively in season opener


INI/Naji Tobias
Pahokee running back Vincent Smith stiff-arms a Palm Beach Gardens defender for a first
down on a 5-yard pass from Nu'Keese Richardson. Smith led the rushing attack with 12 car-
ries for 73 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Devils 44-3 victory on Sep. 5.


Most teams win
convincingly,
Clewiston is defeated

By Naji Tobias
INI Florida
PALM BEACH GARDENS -
Kevin Fleury, the Palm Beach
Gardens Gators head coach, had
a sound game plan for Pahokee.
Fleury knew that in order for
his team to pull off an upset, mis-
takes had to be kept to a bare
minimum.
"We have to keep Pahokee
off the field as long as possible,"
the Gators coach said before the
game.
"We have to limit errors and
generate first downs if we want
to win.
"If our corners don't get
burned, we have a chance here,"
he continued. "We need 11 guys
to the ball as fast as we can."
In short, the game plan didn't
work as the Blue Devils dominat-
ed on all sides of the ball in a 44-3
win over the Gators.
Mustering five first downs and
68 total yards in the game certain-
ly won't get it done against the
defending Class 2B state cham-
plOpio rls.
Paholee's defense was all
over the place, as defensive back
Jarvis Byrd recorded a sack on
Gators quarterback Cody Bonea
in the first half.
The Blue Devils special teams
was very effective as well, high-
lighted by Nu'Keese Richardson's
63-yard punt return for a touch-
down with 4:56 left in the game.
Immediately after Richardson's
touchdown, Palm Beach Gardens
fumbled on a kickoff return as
Pahokee's Curtis Daley forced the
turnover, with Demetrius Dotting
recovering it.
On the offensive front, Richard-


son threw for 113 yards on 11-for-
17 passing, with two touchdowns
and one interception.
The running game was effec-
tive as Vincent Smith led Pahokee


ardson in the second half.
Dexter Holmes scored the
other touchdown reception, a 13-
yard catch in the first half.
A balanced attack is one of Pa-


was nothing Palm Beach Gardens
could do to stop Pahokee's seem-
ingly unstoppable offense.
"I feel like our offense could've
done more," Richardson said,
noting the three dropped passes
his receivers had in the game.
"Those drops could've been
first downs and we probably
would've scored on those drives.
"I never question our defense,
it's just that our receivers need
to get more aggressive with the
ball," Richardson continued.
"I believe in them and I know
what they're capable of doing."
Blaze Thompson, the Blue
Devils head coach, praised Rich-
ardson's development as the
team's new starting quarterback.
"(Nu'Keese) Pete's definitely
running the scheme," Thompson
said. "He's not trying to do too
much.
"Pete's been spreading the ball
around," the Blue Devils coach
continued.
"He wants to get his team-
mates involved, instead of being
a one-man show."
Pahokee (1-0) plays its next
game' at home tomorrow night
against King's Academy, while
Palm Beach Gardens (0-1) will
face off against archrival Dwyer.
"We did alright containing
Nu'Keese," Fleury said.


na 3:
Eighth-grade running back
Calvin Taylor led the Gators of-
fense with 14 carries for 103 yards
and three touchdowns.
Brandon Dean, who returned
from an injury in last week's kick-
off classic, had eight carries for 45
yards in the victory.
Bo Schlecter threw for a touch-
down pass to Alex Mann, who led
all receivers with two receptions
for 28 yards.


Moore Haven 34, All
Saints Academy (Win-
ter Haven) 14:
Junior running back Fred
Hall had the best rushing day of
all area teams, as he recorded
33 carries for 260 yards and two
touchdowns.
Terriers quarterback Dalton
Britt had a solid game himself,
passing for 189 yards (238 total)
and accounting for three of Moore


Haven's touchdowns.
Moore Haven (1-0) plays its
next game at home on Sep. 19
against Tampa Carrollwood Day;
they don't have a scheduled game
this week.


American Heritage-
Plantation 17,
Clewiston 0:
Senior running back Darris
Hughes was one of the few bright
spots for the Tigers, as he gar-
nered close to 100 of the team's
126 total rushing yards in the
game.
The passing game was less ef-
fective, with Clewiston recording
a total of minus-7 yards against
the American Heritage defense.
The Tigers (0-1) hope to re-
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Glades Central 54,
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Power outages: Counting blessings


By Rev. Samuel S. Thom-
as, Ph. D.+

St. Martin's Church, Clewiston
Years ago, I visited the out-is-
lands of the Bahamas and spent
time with a missionary from the
Church of England.
During my visit, the power
went out. The minister explained
that loss of electricity was not un-
common.
Depending on which genera-
tor broke down (there were two
serving the community) you
might be without power, or you
might be without power and wa-
ter.
One of the generators pow-
ered the city water pumps; when
that one went down it was a dou-
ble problem.
It would go out for six weeks


at a time in those days; the time it
usually took to purchase another
generator and get it shipped to
the islands.
He told me of a time when the
generator was purchased in New
York and loaded onto a semi-
trailer, but the truck wrecked in
Georgia and the search had to be
started once more for another re-
placement.
That time power was out for
much longer than the usual six
weeks. Then there was tropical
storm "Fay" that visited here re-
cently.
Around noon on the day of
the storm, power went out in my
home. It was rainy out and there
were squalls, wind gusts that I
later learned reached the speed
requirements to be classified as
"hurricane force."
, As I reconciled to being with-


Submitted photo/Brenda Walker

New sign
New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Darrel Branham shows
off the new sign telling everyone about their Free Bread
Program. The New Hope "Free Bread Program" is open
on Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10
a.m. to noon. The sign was designed and installed by Big
Lake Signs in Okeechobee.


out power for an extended stay,
suddenly electrical trucks started
going up and down my street.
They were looking for the
problem even in the midst of the
storm.
In about three hours, power
was restored.
Given what I know about elec-
tricity and the dangers of operat-
ing in damp conditions, and with
the winds blowing and booms on
trucks likely to be moving about,
this certainly seemed to be an ef-
fort beyond the call of duty. I was
very, very grateful for their efforts.
In reality, the loss of electricity
amounts to an inconvenience for
most of us; it is not the end of the
world.
There is nothing' particularly
life-threatening or harmful for
most of us; it's just that we are
"used" to having power to cool


our homes, do our cooking and
provide us with TV.
All too often, when we're
"used" to something we come to
think of it as normal, almost indis-
pensable when it's not there.
My missionary friend shrugged
his shoulders, rolled with the
punches and made alternative ar-
rangements and life went on.
So can I.
I also can appreciate what I
take for granted and count on as
"normal."
Talking about gifts, the author
of Corinthians speaks of the gifts
that come from God.
Paul tells us "You must also
help us by prayer, so that many
will give thanks on our behalf for
the blessings granted us in an-
swer to many prayers (2 Corinthi-
ans 1:11)."
Our prayers are asked for those


Suomintte pnoto/Brenaa WalKer

A surprise
New Hope Church member, Roger Walker, Jr. gives a sur-
prise gift to grandparents with instructions to help them to
have a wonderful Grandparents Day.


All we had to do was nothing


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
It was a house their grandpar-
ents built.
Forty years have passed and
situations changed. Grandma and
Grandpa are gone now, and the
house had been in the hands of
renters for a number of years.
The landlord, their dad, lived
hours away. When dad's age and
health prevented him from keep-
ing up with what was happening,
he deeded the house to his two
daughters.
Going to the house, the daugh-
ters were shocked. The house was
run down, the carpet was infested
with bugs, and various encroach-
ments had whittled away almost
three acres of the homestead.
Fences had been moved. Auto-
mobiles had been junked.
When asked by friends how all
this had happened, they replied,
"It was easy, all we had to do was
nothing."
Doing nothing is a silent thief


that can rob us of a lot. And like
with the two granddaughters, it
may take a lot of work and effort
to recover what that silent thief
stole.
Proverbs 27:23-24 warns us
about the silent thief this way, "Be
sure you know the condition of
your flocks; give careful attention
to your herds; for riches do not
endure forever, and a crown is
not secure for all generations."
God is saying, "Take good care
of what's important to you. What
you don't take care of, you may
very well lose."
And it's not just possessions, it
can be personal.
There are people who end up
with major health problems; not
because they do terrible things to
their body, but because they. just
let their body go.
They end up paying a price for
their neglect.
Neglect can be even more
damaging in our relationships.
We might riot have done any-
thing to our mates or children or


parents that's really bad, but may-
be we just haven't done much at
all.
Remember, neglect is the si-
lent thief. Slowly, but very surely,
intimacy is lost, trust is lost, com-
munication closes.
The longer we let things go,
the harder it's going to be to get
them fixed.
It may be time for a priority
check to bring those that we love
and care for back from the mar-
gins into the center of our atten-
tion.
And then there are relation-
ships with God. Many people will
spend eternity away from God,
not because they did something
awful or rejected what Jesus did
on the cross, but because they
simply neglected Him and a rela-
tionship with Him.
They put it off, they made ex-
cuses, and 'they postponed God,
or just slowly pushed Jesus to the
edges of their schedule and life.
Neglectful damage might also
result from us. Some years ago


a friend of mine was killed in a
tragic accident.
We had talked about many
things, but one thing we had
never really talked about was his
relationship with the Lord.
I don't know if he ever gave his
heart to Christ.
All I know is that I never shared
with him about Jesus.
For a follower of Christ, one of
life's most haunting regrets can
be the realization that we never
discussed with a friend or family
member about Jesus while we
had a chance.
Even now my neglect still hurts
when I think of it.
We can't alter the past, but we
can change the future.
Too many people wait one day
too long to get to Jesus.
All we have to do is nothing,
and an eternity is lost.
We can make the difference,
and today may be our last chance
to do it.


The issue of God and "Abortion"


By Jackie Miller,
Evangelist
First Christian Church
Last week I dealt with God and
"Gay Rights" and promised that I
would deal this week with the
Abortion issue.
I mentioned that one of our
major political parties favored
both of these issues.
Having dealt with the "Gay
Rights" issue we now turn to the
"Abortion" issue or as they say
"A Mother's Right To Choose." A
right to choose WHAT?
To choose to murder her
baby!
It has often been said that
until it can be determined when
the soul joins the body of a new
baby, abortion cannot be called
murder.
This however, is not the main
concern of the Bible.
The key phrase of Scripture is
found in Genesis 9:4 where we
read "the life thereof, which is the
blood thereof..."
That phrase is the basis for
many other passages that equate


blood with life and that calls the
shedding of blood SIN!
What relation does this verse
have to the problem of abortion?
Just this: that every fetus has
its own blood, and the shedding
of that blood is as surely the tak-
ing of life as it would be in any
other circumstance.
Before the fetus is three weeks
old, it has a beating heart.
Also, its primitive vessels and
blood are in the process of devel-
oping continuously throughout
the months of gestation.
At no time is that blood the
blood of the mother.
The term "innocent blood"
is used repeatedly throughout
the scriptures, and in each case
it is clear that God attributes very
great significance to that term.
Note the following passages:
Jeremiah 22:3 "... do no violence
to the stranger, the fatherless, nor
the widow, neither shed innocent
blood in this place."
Deuteronomy 19:10 "That in-
nocent blood be not shed in thy
land, which the Lord thy God giv-
eth thee for an inheritance, and so


blood be upon thee."
Proverbs 6:16-17 "These six
things doth the Lord hate ... and
hands that shed innocent blood."
(See also II Kings 24:4; Deuteron-
omy 19:13 & Deuteronomy 21:9.
Except for the blood of Jesus,
there can surely be no blood
more innocent than that of those
bodies being newly formed in the
womb by the hand of God.
The burden of guilt described
in the above passages falls on
anyone responsible for terminat-
ing the life of the unborn.
How can anyone hold that the
tiny body can be alive, but safe to
slay because it may not yet have
received its soul?
Surely God knew what He
meant in Jeremiah 1:5 when He
said, "Before I formed thee in the
belly I knew thee" and the Holy
Spirit, through David makes it
clear that "all my members were
written ... when as yet there was
none of them." (Psalm 139:16).
If Jeremiah or David had been
conceived in our time in history,
could his developing body have
been aborted, and yet he would


not be the victim of murder?
The Bible does not state when
the soul and body are united.
Even if one were to hold that,
just possibly, the soul enters the
body at some later time than con-
ception, would he want to risk the
wrath of God on such an unprov-
able matter, and teach men so?
Yes, some might do so, be-
cause there are so many who do
not believe the cardinal teachings
of Scripture.
But, for those among us who
still tremble at the Word of God,
the thought that He said to Cain,
"the voice of they brother's blood
crieth unto me from the ground"
(Genesis 4:10), brings with it the
awesome burden of those voice-
less millions in our land whose
innocent blood is being shed year
after year.
Must God visit His judgment
upon us as a nation before we
will recognize how grievous is
this sin in His sight?
The blood of countless mil-
lions cries to God, and it is ON
OUR HANDS!


Religion briefs


New Bethel AME
Church
A women's day banquet will
be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 be-
ginning at 7 p.m. in the church
annex.
Tickets for adults will be $12
and children's tickets will be4 $6.
Take out will be available.
For more information please
contact Mrs. Freddie Moore at
863-983-2210 or the church office
at 863-983-6972.


Women's day observance on
Sunday, Sept. 21 starting at 11
a.m.
The speaker will be Mrs. Ger-
aldine Marshall from Rivera, Fla.
Come out and hear this dynamic
women of God.

Palmdale Baptist
Church service
Food and fellowship will be
held Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.


with gospel music and the word
of God brought this month by
Pastor Brimn of Moore Haven.
Please join us on the corner of
5th and Main at Palmdale Com-
munity Center.

New Hope Baptist
announces service
times
New Hope Baptist Church,
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moore Ha-


ven, and Pastor Darrel Branham
invites everyone to join them
each week for Sunday School at
10 a.m., Morning worship at 11
a.m., Sunday evening service at
6 p.m., and also on Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m.
For more information, please
call 863-946-1852.
The New Hope "Free Bread
Program" is open on Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Saturday,
from 10 a.m.-noon.


who have difficult moments,
so that they may give thanks for
God's blessings when the hard-
ships are behind them.
I took that as a call to remem-
ber those who were out working
on our behalf during "hard times"
so when better days come, they
may all share with us the fruits of
the gifts that they bring.
When others pray for us as
we're threatened by storms or
any other difficulties, we need to
remember those who help us get


through them during the worst
moments.
Then, we can all take a mo-;,
ment to give thanks to God when,
the crises are past; those who
were in darkness physically or
spiritually those who prayed for
them, and those who were there
to help.
Sometimes we forget too soon
and go on our way. I hope I don't
do that.
I have so much to be thankful
for -- so do all of us.


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According to Recruiting Re-
alities, for.every 100 student-ath-
letes in the world, just one ofthat
amount will be given the oppor-
tunity to play college sports.
In fact, the actual number of
student-athletes who receive full
scholarships at the Division I level
is .8 percent, according to Mr.
Renkens.
" Approximately 83 percent of
all collegiate opportunities are
reportedly not at the Division I
level..
"If you haven't heard from at
least 40 colleges by the begin-
hing of your sophomore year,
you might not go to Division I,"
Mr. Renkens said to the students.
'But don't let anyone ever tell you
it's too late."
Mr. Renkens encouraged stu-
dent-athletes to be in as many re-
cruiting pools as possible so they
can manage the college evalua-
tion process and acquire either


a full scholarship offer or solid
financial aid package.
That means it's important not
to overlook any colleges when it
comes to name recognition and
conference affiliations, to name
just two factors.
"The student-athlete is going
to college to earn a degree," Mr.
Renkens said.
"The key is to find the right
match with a school and coach
who are genuinely concerned
about you, your success and your
future."
Exposure is widely considered
as the key component in how a
student-athlete fares in the col-
lege recruiting process.
Mr. Renkens said although the
high school coaches generally
have the student-athletes' best
interests when it comes to col-
lege, they are not responsible for
recruiting anyone.
According to Recruiting Re-
alities, the average high school
coach has personal relationships
with less than five percent of
collegiate personnel across the
country.


Ultimately, attending a vari-
ety of college camps and clinics
where coaches, and scouts are
present gives the student-athlete
in question the best opportunity
of landing that elusive college of-
fer.
Grades and test scores are two
additional ways a college will de-
termine who will receive a schol-
arship.
According to Mr. Renkens,
approximately 57 percent of all
colleges are not interested in a
student-athlete if he/she has less
than a 3.0 grade point average
(GPA).
"If your GPA is at 3.5 or above,
then you'll qualify at over 83 per-
cent of all colleges in the coun-'
try," Mr. Renkens said.
A student-athlete's character is
very important as college recruit-,
ers research information online
about the recruit in question, in-
cluding, an individual's MySpace
page, should he/she have one.
"Your children are being
watched every single second,".
Mr. Renkens said to the parents
as he also admonished them the


check their child's cell phone.
"If your kids have any hip-hop
music on there, I would advise
you to take it off there if your child
wants to get recruited."
Student-athletes are advised
that it's only recommended to
send a highlighted DVD to college
coaches if they request it.
Since college coaches don't
have a lot of time to view the
highlight tape, the content should
be no more than four minutes
long.
It's recommended by Recruit-
ing Realities that DVDs should be
clearly labeled with the student-
athlete's name, jersey color, num-
ber, date of contest, opponent
and a statistic sheet, if available.
College recruiters generally
don't recommend sending high-
lights with music in the back-
ground, a common practice done
by student-athletes.
John Thornton Sr., the father
of Glades Day sophomore Joshua
Thornton, said the session was an
'eye-opener' for his family.
Mr. Thornton was surprised
to find out that there are at least


seven recruiting letters, which
range from the actual 'athletic
scholarship letter' to the 'negative
response letter.'
A negative response letter,
which is rare, simply means that
a college is not interested in a
prospective recruit in anyway, ac-
cording to Recruiting Realities.
"We thought that when col-
leges send a letter, the coaches
would be sincere," Mr. Thornton
said. "You think about it more, do
your research and make sure the
school really wants you to play at
the position."
Joshua, who finished fourth
overall in the Class 1A state cham-
pionship' in the 400 meters this
year, has already received a track
letter from Navy.
Kristen Barton, a senior volley-
ball player for Glades Day, led last
year's team in service points. She
currently has no college offers on
the table.
Nonetheless, her family is
being persistent in the recruit-
ing ,process at this time as they
learned 'about the realities of re-
cruiting websites.


There are an estimated 1,728
recruiting sites in the country, ac-
cording to Mr. Renkens. But the
most recommended website by
Recruiting Realities is at www.
athleticquest.net.
"It was very informative be-
cause I didn't know that we
should've registered early," said
Lisa Barton, Kristen's mother.
"I'm going to look into Athletic
Quest and help my daughter the
best I can."
Just before Mr. Renkens
wrapped up the evening session,
he told student-athletes and their
families that each college athlete
is on a year-to-year contract, re-
gardless of what school attended.
"This is a job, this is a busi-
ness," Mr. Renkens said. "It's a
game, know the rules."
To find out more pertinent in-
formation on college sports pre-
requisites, ~ou could visit the web
at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.
StaffWriter Nail Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.
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"If you want to stay confused,
keep listening to the media," the
Congressman said. "All of the
right wing people hate Obama,
hate the Democrats, hate -the
working class."
The Congressman's percep-
tion of the media was only a small
concern compared to the recent
fiasco regarding a recount vote
between incumbent Circuit Court
Judge Richard Wennet and his
challenger, William Abramson.
In that very.close election, offi-
cials have decided that the winner
will be decided by the courts.
It's akin to the 2000 Presiden-
tial election, when the Supreme
Court nullified a recount vote in
the state for Democratic candidate
Al. Gore, which effectively gave
Republican candidate George W
Bush the presidency.
To make sure ,something like
this doesn't happen in Novem-
ber's presidential election, Repre-
sentative Conyers urged -citizens
to take part in the early- voting
process.
S"We want to raise these early,
not Nov. 4," the congressman
said. "We need to be ready for the
big game right now."
Congressman Conyers recalled
the 'hanging chads' incident in"-
2000, when there were questions
i about whether or not the votes
of the state's residents actually
counted.
"It's like,' how many times
do you have to get ripped off?"
the congressman asked aloud.


"We're all hip to the tricks and we
don't have time for it anymore."
Myrtle Rains, a longtime Belle
Glade resident, said that during
the Aug. 26 elections, a scanner
did not work properly. She re-
vealed that the ballot paper roll
was moving, but it jammed.
Ms. Rains claimed that the
technicians of the Palm Beach
County Supervisor of Elections
office placed the paper in improp-
erly.
. "I can't say it was done pur-
posely, it was just an observation,"
Ms. Rains said; "It may have hap-
pened in other precincts, too."
Nick. Larocca, a writing profes-
sor at PBCC, made a suggestion
for leaders. to create a MySpace
or Facebook account that would
focus on restoring the rights of
those who have felonies.
The idea was applauded by ev-
eryone in the meeting.
"It can grab a lot of attention,"
Professor Lawocca said.."That can
start to spread and everyone who
joins the site can help someone
register to vote."
Last year, Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist
persuaded the state's clemency
board to restore voting rights to
most ex-felons, provided that they
weren't labeled as sexual preda-
tors, murderers or 'career crimir
nals', according to published re-
ports.
The clemency board reported-
lyvoted 3-to-l in favor of restoring
fights to most felons.
Now, up to 80 percent of the
approximately 950,000 disenfran-
chised Floridians will be able to
vote in this year's general election,
according to published reports:.
"We don't want to Monday


morning quarterback on Nov.
,5," said Fla. State Senator Tony
Hill (D-Jacksonville). "We need
to. make sure everyone's vote
counts.
"People need to realize poor
people are voting now," the state
senator continued. "The stakes
are too high."
Congressman Conyers talked
about how Sen. Obama, as a pre-
vious community organizer, has
been a agent for change as far as
politics go.
"I though Obama was going to
run out of gas, but he's unbeliev-
able as a community organizer,"
the congressman said. "People all
over the world are ready to see if
we can gain some of the respect
we once had.
"Obama wants to do the best
for the most people," he contin-
ued. "This is a world-changing ac-
tivity in the next 60 days, we know
this is history-making in advance
and we're walking into it."
As the hour-long meeting con-
eluded, Congressman Conyers
declared that if Sen. Obama wins
the state in November, then he'll
be the nation's next president.
"This is not about a black guy,
but this is about the future of our
country," Congressman Conyers
said.
The voter registration for the
pre-idential election ends on Oct.
6.
Staff Writer Naji Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


Teacher of the Month
Amanda Brown, a fourth-grade teacher from Glade View Elementary School, was named
the Teacher of the Month in August. Ms. Brown, along with her principal, Ms. Sheila
Henry, directed.the fourth-graders to finish their math problems in a timely manner.


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a priority to him," the vice-mayor
said.
! "In this budget year, all of us
have to ask everyone to do their:
part in adjusting to the shortfalls.
and mandates from the elector-
ate."
Commissioner Miller had a dif-
ferent take on Mr. Underwood's
performance.
" From a scale of one to five, she
gave him the highest rating possi-
ble during a special meeting held
on Aug. 28.
"The image of Belle Glade has
changed tremendously because
of the way Underwood has devel-'
oped relationships with officials,"
the commissioner said recently as
she described his relations.with
others 'first-class.'
There were 10' items for Mr.
Underwood to be evaluated on,
which included judgement, plan-
ning, team building, leadership,
citizen communication and over-
all effectiveness, among others.
' "Once again, hearing from
staff, they feel comfortable work-
ing with him and seeing what he's
done for the city," Commissioner
Miller said.
The commissioner spoke
about Mr. Underwood's govern-
ment-to-the-people' program,
which proved to be an effective
outreach tool, according to her..
"I appreciate Miller's response,
loved the way she presented it,"
MYr. Underwood said after the
Aug. 28 special meeting.
"It's unfortunate that not all
the commissioners chose to re-
spond."
In the voting process, after all
10 items were to be voted on,
Debbie Buff, the city clerk, would
add up all the totals and divide
them by 10.
For example, if the city man-
ager receives a score of 30.by all
the commissioners, then after di-
viding the total, .he would, receive
a three (satisfactory).
,. Commissioner Miller disagreed
with the ranking system.
"I think my rights are being vi-
plated," Commissioner Miller said
to Mayor Wilson.
"At least I brought my thoughts
forward before the voting came
out."


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sorry but I teel that you are.
"You are not a strong mayor,
that's not the form of government
that we have here," Ms. Delaney
continued.
"We have a mayor that's equal
to everyone else, it does not mean
you make the decision for every-
one there."
It must be noted that the for-
mat of Belle Glade's municipal
government is of a council-man-
ager format;
"You're just sitting there, look-
ing, knowing1 that you've won,"
Ms. Delaney said to Mayor Wil-
son.
"And you're just delighting, in
it, knowing you've.moved the city
backward."
Ms. Delaney revealed during
the commission meeting that
there is speculation that the next
city manager could be Albert.
Dowdell.
Mr. Dowdell was the former
Belle Glade Police chief before it
disbanded in 2006.
"I don't have a problem with
the man, but I don't feel he's
qualified," Ms. Delaney said.
"If this is accurate, I think it's


ridiculous.
"We are going 'very far back-
wards," Ms. Delaney continued as
she neared the three-minute limit
in speaking to the dais.
"If he sues, he sues."
When commissioners decid-
ed to terminate Vincent Finizio
early last year he lasted just six
weeks on the job the city was
later forced to pay $110,000 to Mr.'
Finizio in an out-of-court settle-
ment.
Now there's no telling whether
or not Mr. Underwood will do the
same in the near future, though
he did hint at a possibility of suing
the city.
Chiquita Dowers, a longtime
resident, was happy with the
decision to terminate Mr. Under-
wood.
"I want to applaud you for tak-
ing the initiative to evaluate the
city manager," Ms. Dowers told
the commissioners when it was
her turn to speak.
"Mr. Wilson, hold your head-
up. .
"Other commissioners, hold
your head up," Ms. Dowers con-
tinued.


You were voted, to do a job,
youfdo your job and do it to the
'best of your abilities."
J..Radcliffe, a resident, believes
that the city uses two different
standards.
"There is this division of races
that exists in the city," Ms. Radc-
liffe said.
Suzanne Harper, the execu-
tive director of the EDGE center,
agreed, adding that it will hurt the
city due to the perceived govern-
mental instability that exists.
"It seems like we're chang-
ing city. managers every week
to move the city forward," Ms.
Harper said.
"I wish there was a way the
commissioners could find some-
one that would meet all their re-
quirements," she continued. "This
racial divide has gotta stop."
'Mark Kutney, who was previ-
ously the deputy city manager,
was appointed as the acting city
manager until further notice.
Staff Writer Nail Tobias can be
reached at ntobias@newszap.com.


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