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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: January 20, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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At a Glance










Hear update
onHRMC
On Wednesday January
26, at 2 p.m. in the City Com-
mission Chambers of
LaBelle, Henry Spang and
Randy Bengston, the Hendry
Regional Medical Center
Board members from
LaBelle, will host a special
presentation to update the
residents of LaBelle on
recent activities and current
plans for HRMC. Craig Cud-
worth and Nick Braccino,
HRMC's CEO and CFO
respectively, will join Mr.
Spang and Mr. Bengston to
make the presentation. Inter-
ested members of the public
will be welcome to attend.
Salvation Army
to give awards
On January 24 at 6:00
p.m. the staff of the LaBelle
Salvation Army will host an
evening of appreciation for
all volunteers and bell
ringers of this past year. This
event will be held at the Carl-
son Memorial Methodist
Church. There will be
awards and refreshments.
For reservations call Debbie
Lavender at 674-1441.
KidCare offers
insurance
Florida families with
uninsured children can
apply for affordable quality
health coverage through
: Healthy Kids through Janu-
ary 30. Uninsured children
18 years of age and under
who do not quality for Med-
icaid are eligible.
Applications received
after January 30 cannot be
processed. Most families pay
either $15 or $20 per family
per month; however, some
families may pay more.
Applications are available
at DCF service centers, most
hospitals and some doctor's
offices. For more informa-
tion log on to
www.healthykids.org or call
1-888-540-KIDS (1-888-540-
5437).
LaBelle Adult
School
The LaBelle Adult School
is offering a variety of classes
that range from GED Prep,
ABE, ESOL and Substitute
Teacher classes. Also, be
sure and ask about Hendry
SCounty Adult School Schol-
arships. Call 674-4118 for
more information.
Notice to
senior citizens
You may be eligible for an
additional exemption on
your Homestead Exemption
on your homesteaded prop-
erty. Effective January I.
2001, an additional $25,000
exemption on county mill-
age only was made available
to persons age 65 years or
older whose household
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Classifieds ... ........
Editorial . ..... .4
I Speak Out ..... .4
Social News..... .5
Sports ................
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Step

If you resolved to get in better
shape this year, here's a good first
step: walk to your calendar and
circle February 8th! That's the day
Hendry County residents can par-
ticipate in a month long event
designed to get Floridians up and
moving. It's called Step Up, Flori-
da, On Our Way to Healthy Living,
a huge relay covering all 67 Florida
counties and you can take part in
carrying the flag through Hendry
County. The relay flag will start in
Collier County, hand off to Hendry
who will hand off to Lee County as
the flag continues to wind through


The Ford/Sunset Park com-
munity was once again the focal
point for LaBelle's Martin Luther
King, Jr. Da> celebration. The
cool, breezy, sunny day brought
out one of the best turnouts the
celebration has had in its ten-
plus years
Members of various ethnic
backgrounds walked or rode
the parade route from the cor-
ner of Martin Luther King, Jr
Blvd. and Cowboy Way to the
new James G Singleton Com-
munity Center. The center was
dedicated just last summer in
memory of one of LaBelle's
most beloved leaders. James
Singleton died last April as he
lived, in service to his people,
his neighborhood and his town.
Members of the American
Cadet Corps did color guard
dury, leading the parade as.kids
piled into the back of a sheriff's
office pick up truck driven by
Sheriff Ronnie Lee while others
rode bicycles and the adults
talked. some pushing baby
strollers..


By Donna Meister
Hendry County truant stu-
dents and their parents are learn-
ing the hard way that. Judge
Sloan and the Hendry County
School System have no intention
of letting them get away with not
attending school.
VWhile several of the students
are doing well with their school
attendance, many of the parents
are not as consistent about
attending court-ordered parent-
ing classes. Judge Sloan threat-
ened jail time for some parents
who did not seem to be taking
him seriously the first time.
Some \\ ere told theywould have
to start all over at the beginning
with six weeks of classes if they
missed another scheduled class.
Although some of the worst stu-
dent offenders seem to be mak-
ing a turn around (deciding to be
responsible for their actions),
there always seems to be anoth-
er one to add to the long list that
isn't.
When community service
hours are not completed, Judge
Sloan adds to the hours, warning
the student they may be working


up to

the state to its final destination of
Orlando. The route offers every-
one a chance to participate by
bicycling, running or walking.
Check out the route and decide
where you wouldlike to join:
A team of bicyclists will start at
Gator Hammock on SR 29 and ride
the flag 9 miles to Duda Citrus Belle.
Walkers will carry it 2 miles it
from Citrus Belle to RCMA LaBelle
where the children will participate
in physical activity.
Runners will take the flag from
RCMA 3.5 miles to the Hendry
LaBelle Sports Park on Forestry'


all summer long.
All is not totally bleak, howev-
er. Several proud students
brought Judge Sloan their recent
report cards. A couple of stu-
dents actually made the honor
roll. All the students have at least
brought their grades up. The
Judge, as always, praises and
congratulates the students mak-
ing a good effort.
Unfortunately, one 12-year
old sixth grader, who spent her
Christmas vacation at the Oasis
shelter, still refuses to attend
school. When the Judge told her
he wanted to understand why
she refused to follow court
orders and attend school, she
had no real answers. He gave
her every opportunity to speak
her piece. Judge Sloan told her
he had the law to uphold and
enforce and that he would do his
job. He also told her, "I don't
want to lose you. You think this is
a game it's not. You will feel
what it's like to have the doors
locked behind you." She was
hand cuffed and taken into cus-
See Truants Page 2


improved health


Drive for proclamations, exhibits
and a short celebration at noon.
Country Oaks Elementary
School will participate at their
school and a group led by superip-
tendent of schools Tom Conner
will run from the school to meet
everyone at the park.
Walkers will leave the park for a
1-mile trip to LaBelle Elementary
and East Coast Migrant Headstart
where students will join in activity.
Walkers will continue down
Cowboy Way to Martin Luther
King 1.4 miles to Children's Gar-
den Daycare Center for more chil-


dren's activities.
Walkers will then continue to
Upthegrove Elementary and their
students and then pa short walk to
the river.
The flag will continue on its
way in canoes paddled 6 miles to
the Ft Denaud Bridge by Scott
Perry and students from CYDA.
The final leg to the Lee County
line will be completed by runners
from the American Cadet Corps.
The Heart to Heart Program at
the Hendry County Health Depart-
ment is looking for people who
would like to help transport the


flag on any .of the segments.
Everyone is welcome for any
length of time as individuals or as
part of a group. Groups are
encouraged to bring a banner or
sign for photos. Law enforcement
will accompany the participants at
all times to provide a safe route
and transportation will be avail-
able to return the participants to
their starting point. Anyone who
would like to participate should
call Mary Ruth Prouty at the health
department 674-4041 Ext 127 for
times and to sign up.


SR 29/CR 78




realignment



is on hold


By Patty Brant
The much-awaited realign-
ment of the SR 29/CR 78 inter-
section just north of the LaBelle
Bridge has been put on hold
temporarily. Bids have come in
higher than expected and
County Engineer Rock Abou-
jaoude hopes Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (FDOT)
can be persuaded to ante up a
little more for the county's sec-
tion.
The project has two parts:
.the FDOT portion includes


Busser Road, the intersection
itself and relocating the traffic
signal from CR 78 to Nobles
Road. The county is responsi-
ble for building the relocated
section of CR 78 westward.
LaBelle Airport
The county is preparing to
pursue eminent domain to
acquire 16 acres for the LaBelle
Airport after negotiations with
the owner failed. The property,
..: SeeHold- Page2


City wants local



office restaffed


Shywona Williams did a
powerful recitation of Dr.
King's famous speech.


The traditional Martin Luther
King, Jr. "I Have A Dream"
speech blared from a loud
:speaker, reminding all of the
purpose of the march. Some
people carried signs; a group of
young girls kept everyone's
energy up by singing and clap-
ping.
At the community center,


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Dessie Culliver Cornelius
was a crowd pleaser as she
sang for the community.


organizers held a brief ceremo-
ny, introducing dignitaries in
attendance, including Sheriff
Lee, City Commissioner and
LHS Principal Paul Puletti.
The ceremony continued
with a beautiful rendition of
"One More Time" by LaBelle
See March Page 2


By-Patty Brant
The City of LaBelle is sup-
porting a move by the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc., and Economic
Development Council seeking
the restafling of the District 77
Florida House of Representa-
tives office in the Hendry Coun-
ty Courthouse.
Janet Papinaw appeared
before the city commission
January 12, asking the city to
send a letter to the Florida
Speaker of the House to
reestablish the part time office
position there, which was origi-
nally set up by former Rep. Joe


Spratt. Mr. Spratt lost his seat
due to term limits. The Court-
house will provide the office
space and equipment.
New District 77 representa-
tive Denise Grimrsley's office is
inSebring.,
This area has also lost its dis-
trict Senator's office, which
was located at LaBelle City Hall,
resulting in no local representa-
tion.
City Attorney Owen Luckey
agreed it is important to have a
legislative office here.
Ms. Papinaw said this area
See Office-Page 2


Staff photo/Donna Melster
Making it all better
Mary Lee Baker, Upthegrove .Elementary School Guidance Counselor, has organized
the "Drugs Don't Make Cents" program at Upthegrove Elementary School. The
school's 270 students from first through fifth grades brought in $350 in coins before
Christmas vacation. Miss Blake's fourth grade class brought in the most $83 In
coins. Mrs. Baker then purchased 61 "boo boo bears" to donate to the sheriff's office.
The "boo boo bears" will be kept by deputies in their trunks to give to children caught
up in accidents, fires, domestic violence or other traumatic situations.


Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'We cannot walk alone'


Staff photos/Patty Brant
A large crowd made up of marchers from various ethnic backgrounds made their way
to the Singleton Community Center.

MLK march draws large crowd


TIP court is getting


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owned by Willie Drummond, is
located southeast of the runway.
The county is still negotiating
for another 98 acres adjacent to
the LaBelle airport, which is
owned by Ms. Williams. The par-
cel would be purchased with
FDOT and FAA funding and used
for airport development.

Airglades
The county is negotiating to
purchase property adjacent to Air-
glades Airport. The county plans
to remove a tower on the proper-
ty, currently owned by GTE Mobil-
net. The tower is located in the
airport's approach zone.
Big Cypress
The Big Cypress Reservation is
ready to terminate its agreement
with the county for ambulafice
service and is set to take over the
EMS station there, EMS Director
Randy Bengston told the commis-
sioners. The Tribe is expected to
officially take charge at 8 a.m.
February 7. Mr. Bengston said per-
sonnel manning that station will
Sbe working out of Clewiston once
the Big Cypress station is trans-
ferred. The Tribe's letter giving the
county 90 days notice that they
will be terminating the interlocal
agreement by which the county
runs the station was dated
November 9. However, it was not
received until last month. Big
Cypress is still waiting for certifica-
tion so it may take over the sta-
tion, Mr. Bengston said.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
asked about an EMS station for
North LaBelle. There are continu-
ing problems on the north side of
the bridge, multiplied by delays
caused by bridge openings. Staff
is continuing to look for a suitable
site.

New court fees
The commission passed ordi-
nances that add $65 court cost to
be paid by any person who pleads
guilty or nolo contendre to, or is


Glance
Continued From Page 1
income does not exceed the state
allowance. You must apply and
qualify each year.
Applications are available at
the Property Appraiser's office.
The deadline is March 1, 2005.


Office
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has come a long way in the last
eight years we are "not truly rep-
resented like we deserve to be."

Bryan Oaks to
be completed
The commission has allowed
a special exception for developers
to complete a 20-year-old project.
New owners of Bryan Oaks, Lupe
and Melissa Delacruz, want to
complete the project in its original
form 14 duplexes (28 units).
The duplex project was begun
in 1985, but never completed and
the special exception originally
granted to save oaks and mini-
mize traffic for the surrounding
neighborhood is not transferable.
Although the city has no means of


found guilty of any felony, misde-
meanor or criminal traffic offense
under state laws. The additional
fee will be used by the county in
various ways including providing
legal aid programs,
personnel/materials for a public
law library, teen court programs,
juvenile assessment centers and
other juvenile alternative pro-
grams.
An additional $15 surcharge
will also be added for non-crimi-
nal traffic infractions or certain
criminal violations to fund state
court facilities.
The fees will take affect Febru-
ary 1.

Zoning
A request for Virginia Adams'
property, at 3502 W. Hwy. 27, to
be changed from general ag to
residential high density was
changed to Planned Unit Devel-
opment (PUD).
County Planner Vince Cautero
told commissioners that Commis-
sioner Kevin McCarthy's sugges-
tion of requiring the developer
put in dry lines for future sewer
connection is not feasible, since
service will not be available in the
foreseeable future and DEP will
not allow dry lines unless hookup
is expected within five years.
Other conditions placed on the
owner by the county will remain.
Developers must allow 2.86 acres
of open space and water service
will be from South Shore Water
Association. The surrounding
zoning is agriculture (including
sugarcane and citrus) and rural
residential. The rezoning was
approved, 3-0. Commissioners
Bill Maddox and Bo Pelham were
not present.
Adjacent landowner Carl Bern-
er requested clarification that two
units per acre is a net figure over-
all, and includes any ponds,
roads, rights-of-way and so on.
Mr. Cautero agreed, saying
density is set on the gross size of
the property. Minimum lot sizes
will also have a bearing on the
number of units allowed on a cer-
tain property. In this case, the
maximum will be 112 units.


Airport-Sears
At the county commission
meeting, the county engineer also
gave an update on the Airport-
Sears MSBU. It is the first phase of
the county's ultimate goal: the
development and implementa-
tion of a comprehensive Surface
Water Master Plan for the entire
county. This MSBU is the initial
phase of the project, which
should relieve some flooding
problems in Case, Evans, A and B
Roads. SFWMD is providing
$500,000 toward that the plan's
design.
Currently, engineering is
designing out for Canal 1, city
ditch and Christmas ditch. Water
from these three areas will be
rediverted to the proposed Berry
Reservoir instead of draining
directly into the Caloosahatchee
River as they do now.
Lobby agenda
SCounty Administrator Lester
Baird got the commission's
approval of an "aggressive" 2006


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federal lobby agenda. Some of the
county's 2005 requests are listed
again.
It includes funding to four-lane
SR 80, which Mr. Baird said Con-
gress is expected to pass by May.
Last year the lobbyist assisted
the county in getting $1 million in
federal money for CR 833 and
$72,000 for the LaBelle Soccer
Park. Commissioner Janet Taylor
said the hiring of a lobbyist has
been "worth our investment."
The board passed the new
lobby agenda unanimously.
In other business:
Place Barbara Mainster RCMA
as representative for
Hendry/Glades/Collier School
Readiness Coalition. Approved.
Rock showed the board
"Drive Safely in Memory" sigfis that
will be placed at the sites of fatal
traffic crashes throughout the
county. Each sign will bear the
name of a traffic fatality.
Commissioner Taylor suggest-
ed that the board write a letter of
support to keep the Clewiston DC&F
office. Commissioners McCarthy


and Harris agreed. Commissioners day, January 25, at the Courthouse
Bill Maddox and Bo Pelham were inLaBelle.
not present at the meeting. Editors note: Post your com-
The next regular commission ment on this issue at http://news-
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From left; Judge Jim Sloan, Senior Juvenile Justice Judge in
the 20th Circuit for the last 12 and one half years, Clerk of
Courts Barbara Butler and TIP Coordinator Raymond Marro-
quin discuss the next steps to be taken for truant students.


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tody where she will be transferred
to a Juvenile Detention Center.
You could have heard a pin
drop in the courtroom.
Long time Clewiston resident


Isabelle Harrison and in-school
suspension teacher (ACE), for
over 30 years, will be replacing
TIP Case Manager Mira Quesda,
who is moving to the Hendry
County Sheriff's Personnel Office.

Editors note: Post your com-
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These are detailed applications
and require income documenta-
tion. Please do not wait to get
your application.
For additional information
regarding this exemption call the
LaBelle office at 675-5270 or the
Clewiston office at 983-3178. The
hours for both offices are from
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.


granting such a special exception,
the four commissioners present
agreed that the original plan for
the parcel, which the new owners
want to follow, was the best for all
concerned.
Several neighborhood resi-
dents also preferred the original
plan.

In other business:
The board granted Our Lady
Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church the right to place a fence
in a city right-of-way. The church
will be building a playground and
wants to put up the fence for
security. The city retained a 90-day
termination notice clause in case
the property becomes necessary
for drainage or some other use.
Editors note: Post your cam-
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native Dessie Culliver Cornelius. A
1987 graduate of LHS, Dessie lives
in West Palm Beach but returns
home often.
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though, was 21-year-old Shy-
wona Williams' heartfelt and
moving recitation of Dr. King's
famous speech. Shywona's
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LHS graduate and is now studying
at Edison College to become an
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DC&F to close Clewiston office


Florida Department of Children
& Families District 8 Administrator
Mike Murphy said that closing the
Clewiston office is part of the
department's larger effort to mod-
Sernize. To accomplish this, DC&F
wants to decrease its workforce
and rely on automation. Eight
SClewiston DC&F employees have
already been laid off. When the
Clewiston office closes, the others
will be transferred to the LaBelle
office.
S According to Mr. Murphy, the
plan is to close the Clewiston
DC&F (also called the Economic


Self Sufficiency Office) some time
between February 1 and April 1.
The Clewiston office provides local
assistance in food stamps and in
medical services SUCH AS Medic-
aid, Kid Care, Silver Saver, which is
the prescription plan for senior citi-
zens.
The plan; Mr. Murphy said, is to
maintain a presence in Clewiston
through community volunteers,
possibly stationed at the library,
health department or some other
central location. However, the
computer screen and call center (a
"kiosk" type access point) should


provide clients with many servic-
es, such as changing their informa-
tion in the system, he commented.
Automation is expected to
make the system more efficient
and time saving for clients. The
complete program has yet to be
developed, Mr. Murphy said, and
should provide easier access than
clients currently experience.
Mr. Murphy said that experi-
ence in dealing with recent hurri-
canes has taught state officials
how to streamline the process.
The most difficult part for clients
will be longer distance to travel for


personal assistance. Clients requir-
ing personal service will need to
travel to Belle Glade (20 miles
away) or to the LaBelle office (30
miles away).
He said DC&F will contact each
Clewiston client later with more
details when the plan is fully devel-
oped.
The Economic Self Sufficiency
Office is currently housed at 215 S.
Francisco St., next to the, Work-
force Development Board.
District 8 covers Hendry,
Glades, Charlotte, Lee and Collier
counties.


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One dies in fiery crash


Authorities have not released
the name of the victim who died in
a one-car crash at Nobles Road
and Nobles Avenue. The crash
occurred at about ,10:45 p.m. Mon-
day, January 17.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, the driver'of a 1992
Pontiac Bonneville was traveling
westward on Nobles Road at a
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AveAue. The vehicle traveled onto
the grass shoulder and into a ditch,
then into a culvert and became air-
borne. The vehicle crashed into
the limbs of a large oak tree before
landing in the yard at 1341 Nobles
Road. The vehicle then slid west-
ward, coming to a rest on its roof.
The driver was trapped inside as it
became engulfed in flames.


Sheriff Ronnie Lee recently promoted Shawn Reed to
sergeant in the Road Patrol. Sgt. Reed has been with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office since 1999 and spent two-
and-a-half years as a corrections officer before going on
road patrol in 2002. He will be assigned to the LaBelle
area.


Flu vaccine available


Staff photo/Donna Meister
Save a life! Donate blood
From left; Barbie Brister, EMT Donor Services, from the
Regional Blood Mobile has at least 14 years of experi-
ence drawing blood. Ellen Woosley of LaBelle is happy to
be a volunteer blood donor. At least 75 people from the
LaBelle area showed up to donate on January 13. Tradi-
tionally LaBelle is one of the most generous communities
they serve, according to coordinator Jane Slayter.


The Hendry County Health
Department will hold two more
flu shot clinics. Residents aged 50
and older or anyone who has
household contact with children
age three and younger or with
adults aged 50 and older are eligi-
ble. The clinics will be:
Jan. 24: (Monday), from 9 a.m.
to noon at the Winn Dixie, 960 S
Main St., LaBelle
Jan. 26: (Wednesday) from 9
a.m. to noon at theU-Save, 50 S.
Bridge St., LaBelle
The clinics are on a first-come-
first-service basis, and residents
are encouraged to arrive early.
Those under age 50 will need


proof of high-risk status to receive
a flu shot.
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter continues to provide flu shots
at its outpatient department Mon-
day-Friday 8 a:m.-4 p.m. The cost
is $20 for the flu vaccine injection.
Cash, check and Medicare B are
accepted. Present your Medicare
B card to get the shot at no charge.
For more information about flu
shot availability, call the Hendry
County Health Department's Flu
Information Line at (863) 612-
4706 or visit them online at
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Beverly Suzanne
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Beverly Suzanne Norheim, 62,
passed away peacefully after a long
illness on January 10, 2005, in
Moorpark. CA. Beverlywas born in
Ft Myers, on September 12, 1942,
and she grew up in LaBelle. She
moved to California in 1963 and
retired from Pasadena City College
in 2001. Beverly is survived by her
husband: Lloyd Norheim; children:
Lori (Dwyer) Hockwald of Salt
'Lake City, UT, Loma (Richard)
Quinn of Simi \Valley, CA, Ingrid
(Ben) Hawthorn of Norway and
Neiel Norheirn of Los Angeles, CA;
grandchildren: Ingrid, Arthur and
Walker; father: Lawrence Wash-
burn Jr. of Ft. Myers; mother: Janet
Ben-Kori of Charlotte NC; sisters:
Patsy (Allen) Billo of Tampa, San-
dra (Eli) Bush of Ft. Myers, Lisa
(Jeff) Padgett of Jacksonville, Bun-
nie (Lar i Gast of Ch-arlotte, NC;
brother: Alex Ben-Kori of Denver,
SCO; many nieces and nephews
and her cherished friends Joanne
Conn and Scott and Valerie Plimp-
ton of Simi Valley, CA. A memorial
service was held January 14 at
Mountain View Cemetery, in
Altadena,'CA. The iarnily respect-
fully requests that in lieu of flowers,
Donations can be made to Hope
Hospice in her memory.
James Vincent Arpa
James Vincent Arpa, 49, of Fort
Myers, passed away January 15,
2005, at Fort Myers. James was
born July 11, 1955, at New York,


NewYork, to the family of Salvatore
Arpa and the late Inge Marie Stein
Arpa. He moved to Fort Myers in
1998 from LaBelle. He was an
owner-operator in the trucking
industry.
He is survived by his wife: Sylvia
Townsend Arpa of Fort Myers;
father: Salvatore Arpa, of New
York, NY; brothers: John Arpa,
Thornewood, NY, Thomas Arpa,
Washingtonville, NY, Michael Arpa,
Washingtonville, NY; sister: Janet
Marie Arpa of Lodi, NJ; and broth-
er-in-law: Randy Townsend of
LaBelle. '
Funeral services were Wednes-
day, January 19, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home: Riverdale Chapel
with Rev. Danny Williams and Rev.
Kenny Cook officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Fort Myers.
Arthur George Jones
Arthur George Jones, age 81, of
LaBelle, passed away January 8,
2005, in LeHigh Acres. He was,
born April 10, 1923 in Portland,
Oregon, to George T. Jones and
Winnifred A. Morris Jones. Arthur
was a resident of LaBelle for 33
years and a longtime employee of
the Florida Department of Trans-'
portation in LaBelle.
Survivors include his stepson:
Robert Crawford (Jackie) of
LaBelle and Richard Crawford
(Betsy) of LaBelle; stepdaughter:
Patti Kindrick of Portland, OR and
numerous grandchildren and
greal-grandchildren. He was pre-
ceded in death by his wife, Mar-


garet Alice Jones in 2002.
Funeral services were held Jan-
uary 12 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Rev. Frank
Deerey Jr. officiating.
Cremation arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Horne-LaBelle.
Travis Mark Lewis
Travis "Mark Lewis, age 28, of
Alva passed away January 8, 2005,
unexpectedly at home. Mark was
born June 7, 1976, in Ft. Myers to
the family of Herman Travis Lewis
and Betty Jean "Roper" Lewis. He
graduated from Riverdale High
School Class of 1995. He was
employed by Bill Smith Appli-
ances. He enjoyed hunting, fishing
and his dogs.
Survivors include his parents:
Travis and Betty Lewis of Alva; sis-
ters: Lisa Sears and Lora Kelley of
Lehigh Acres; nieces: Jessica
Seem, Kalin Lewis, Megan Harrell;
nephews: Jason Sears and Jarred
Sears, all of LeHigh Acres.
Funeral Services were Thursday
at the Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Norman Walker officiating..
Burial followed at the Alva Ceme-
tery. Pallbearers \\ere Greg Niel-
son, Jon Fulham, Matt Luckey, Nate
Griffin, Charlie Biggerstaff, Brian
Ray, Eric Womack and Raymond
Anderson.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Riverdale Chapel.
Evelyn Harriet Horn
Evelyn Harriet Horn, age 90, of
LaBelle, passed away January 12,
2005, in- LaBelle. She was born


October 21, 1914, in Fulton County,
Ohio, to Chena Hine and Florence
McMannus Hine. She married C.
Earl Horn on October 14, 1936.
They moved to LaBelle in 1958 and
settled on North River Road.
Survivors include her nephew:
Leon Layman of LaBelle; nieces:
Anna Rose Fox of Michigan, Bever-
ly Quinn of Sarasota and Jean Shaf-
fer of Michigan; and a host of good
friends. She was preceded in death
by two brothers, a sister, one niece
and by her husband, C. Earl Horn
in 1992.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, January 15, at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle with
Steve Spence officiating. A private
burial was held January 17at Lee
Memorial Park in Lehigh Acres.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Erwin Lecomtte
Erwin Lecomtte, age 90, passed
away Friday, January 14, 2005 in
Musgegon, MI.
'Mr. LeComtte was born in
Grand Rapids, MI on February 8,
1914. He moved to LaBelle after he
retired from the wholesale florist
business in MI. He worked for
O'Ferrells',and Curtis Honey part
time for 31 years during his retire-
ment years. He was a member of
the Lyons Club.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Ula in 2001. He leaves
behind sons; Frank (Judith)
Lecomtte, Marvin LeComtte,
daughter Marie Dage, 7 grand chil-
dren and 7 great.grand children.


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A convicted sexual predator
has been arrested on two counts
of lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion of a child under 12 by an
offender over 18, and one count
of sexual battery of a child under
12 by an offender over 18. The
accusations involve several vic-
tims. The offenses allegedly took
place some time between Sep-
tember 25 and November 31,
2004. John Harjo, 42, was arrest-
ed by the'Seminole Police
Department.
Three LYDA students, two
13-year-olds and a 17 year-old,
were arrested January 11 for
possession of marijuana under
20 grams, a misdemeanor.
On January 12, Celestine
Renee Mitchell, 31, was arrested
for DUI on SR 80. Her blood
alcohol level measured
.165/.158.


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help find four-wheeler
SMy four-wheeler was stolen Friday, January 7, just ten feet from my
front door, some time from 11:45 p.m. till 12:15 a.m. they unhooked it
from the trailer in my yard and pushed it out I know because I have
both of the keys with me. I called the cops and the sent a deputy out.
He was out in about 15 minutes and took a report. He drove around
for about a half hour but didn't find it. My son and I drove around the
area all night and the next day and didn't find anything.
The next day I called and they sent out a deputy same one he
said he put out a BOLO on it. It's a Yamaha 4-Big Bear 2013, tan with
new Gator tires (26-16-12 on the front; 27-12-12 on the back). It has a
pigtail for lights; a ball for a trailer hookup; and it had a mirror rack and
pits on the right side from a welder. It was taken from the East Sun-
flower Circle area. I hope if anybody finds it or knows anything about
it, they'll call the sheriff's office at 674-4060. There will be a reward,
depending on the worth of the information leading to its recovery.


Witch's Brew


It's easier to put on a toddlers
shoes while he's sitting in his high
chair. They tend to wiggle all over
the place if laying down. How to
keep them from scrunching up
their toes is another problem I have
no idea how to deal with ... If your
tiny tot got small cooking pots to
"pretend cook" with and you don't
want to invest in a little stove, my
daughter Linda painted a sturdy
cardboard box white and burners
on with permanent markers.
When she outgrows it you can just
toss it away...
To help your child dress herself
mark the right shoe with red tape
or permanent marker (red for
right.)
Overall straps always falling off


the shoul-
ders? Sew
Velcro to the
straps where
they cross.
Thought
fer the week:
Give a man a fish and you feed him
for a day. Teach him to fish and you
get rid of him on weekends...
In the olden days we all sat
down at the table and ate together.
If you didn't like what was served
you were allowed to sit there until
you did.
Only us true southerners know
the difference between a hissie fit
and a conniption and that you
don't HAVE 'em you PITCH 'em.


FOR
THOUGH'




// i.1 WEEI K


TIMELY FOR US
OLDER ONES!!!
GOD CREATED CHILDREN
(AND IN THE PROCESS GRAND-
CHILDREN)
To those of us who have chil-
dren in our lives, whether they are
our own, grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, or students...here is
something to make you chuckle.
W. Wheneveryour children are out
of control, you can take comfort
from the thought that even God's
omnipotence did not extend to His
own children. After creating heav-
en and earth, God created Adam
and Eve. And the first thing he said
was: "DON'T!"
"Don'twhat?" Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit."
God said.
"Forbidden fruit? We have for-
bidden fruit? Hey Eve, we have for-
bidden fruit!"
"NoWay!"
"Yes way!"
"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said
God.
"Why"
"Because I am your Father and I
said so!" God replied, wondering
why he hadn't stopped creation
after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw
His children having an apple break
and He was ticked off! "Didn't I tell
you not to eat the fruit?" God
asked.
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?" said the
Father.
"I don't know," said Eve.
"She.started it!" Adam said.
"Did not!"
"Did too!"


"DID NOT!"
Having had it with the two of
them, God's punishment was that
Adam and Eve should have chil-
dren of their own. Thus the pattern
was set and it has never changed.
BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE
IN THE STORY!
If you have persistently and lov-
ingly tried to give children wisdom
and they haven't taken it, don't be
hard on yourself. If God had trou-
ble raising children, what makes
you think it would be a piece of
cake foryou? &
THINGS TO THINKABOUT!
1. You spend the first two years-
of their life teaching them to walk
and talk. Then you spend the next
sixteen telling them to sit down
and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are your
reward for not killing your own
children.
3. Parents of teens now know
why some animals eat theiryoung.
4. Children seldom misquote
you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn't
have said.
5. The main purpose of holding
children's parties is to remind your-
self that there are children more
awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes,
but they are still getting in.
ADVICE FOR THE DAY:
Be nice to your kids. They will
choose your nursing home one day.
AND FINALLY:
If you have a lot of tension and
you get a headache, do what it says
on the aspirin bottle:
"TAKE TWO ASPIRIN" AND
"KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN"!


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Chicken soup: Comfort I
In a previous column, I wrote
about the health benefits of
homemade chicken soup, noting
that the ingredients in the soup do A
help relieve the symptoms of Healthier
colds and flu.
A reader wrote in to say she Life
doesn't have much time to cook .
and asked if the soup could be
made in a crock pot or slow cook- with Katrina Elsken
er.


After a little experimenting in
my kitchen, I have come up with
a slow version of my traditional
chicken soup recipe.
The key to making good chick-
en soup is simple: .use enough
chicken.
For this recipe, you will need:
One large chicken (4-5
pounds)
One large stalk of celery
One large or two medium
onions
One head fresh garlic
Two tablespoons sage (fresh
or dried),
Two tablespoons thyme. (fresh
or dried)
Two tablespoons parsley

(fresh or dried)
'Two tablespoons salt
'ITo tablespoons pepper
(More salt, pepper, garlic pow-
der and herbs may be added, as
desired to taste)
'To large parsnips
Four large carrots
Four medium yellow squash
(If you don't like parsnips, you
might want to just use more car-
rots)
Four quarts chicken broth or
water
Eight tablespoons olive oil

PART ONE Cooking the
chicken
Remove the outer celery
stalks, reserving the inner celery
"heart" for later. Chop celery. The
pieces can be fairly large.
Chop one medium onion or
half of one large onion.
Clean and chop one head of
garlic.
Put four tablespoons of olive
oil in a skillet and heat to low
heat. Saute chopped onion, garlic
and celery until translucent.
Remove from heat.
Using a slotted spoon to drain
excess oil, transfer cooked celery,
onions and garlic to slow cooker.
Add sage, thyme, parsley, salt
and pepper.
Add whole chicken to slow
cooker. Cover with broth or
water.
Cook at high heat for eight
hours. When the chicken is com-
pletely cooked, it should be falling
off the bones.
Strain cooked food through a
colander, reserving the liquid
chicken stock. If you want to


reduce the fat content of the soup,
let the stock cool and skim off fat.
Return stock to slow cooker and
leave setting on low or warm.
You may wonder why I discard,
the cooked celery, onions and
garlic with the chicken bones.
After eight hours in the slow
cooker, the celery and onions are
very mushy. All of the flavor and
nutritional benefits are now in the
chicken stock. I like vegetables to
be tender, but not mushy.

PART TWO Making the soup
Let cooked chicken cool
enough to be handled. Discard
bones, skin and cooked celery
and onions. Chop cooked chick-
en into small pieces and add to
stock.
Chop remaining vegetables
(celery heart, parsnips, carrots,
onion and squash) into very small
pieces (about one-four inch or
smaller.)
Heat four tablespoons of olive
oil in skillet. Saute vegetables in
oil until the carrots and parsnips
are tender, stirring regularly to
prevent burning. Using slotted
spoon to remove excess oil, trans-
fer cooked vegetables to slow
cooker.
If desired, add more salt, pep-
per, garlic powder, thyme and
sage to taste.
If you want noodles in your
soup, spoon some of the broth
into a saucepan, bring it to a boil,
add the noodles and cook until
tender. Then add the broth and
noodles back to the slow cooker.
Cooking the noodles in broth
instead of water will add flavor. *
This recipe makes about six
quarts of soup.
I like to use fresh herbs from
my back porch container garden
(sage, thyme, parsley) but the
dried versions will work if you
don't have fresh herbs.
I tried growing herbs in an out-
door garden, but most perished in
the hurricanes. One hardy Rose-
mary bush survived it turns out
Rosemary is pretty well suited to
the Florida climate.
If you don't have fresh garlic
on hand, you can substitute four
tablespoons of minced garlic
(sold in jars, packed in olive oil.
For those who missed my col-
umn on the benefits of chicken


food can be
soup, this age old cold remedy
has been backed up scientific
researchers. They found some
substances found naturally in the
ingredients to chicken soup do
help relieve cold symptoms.
Garlic contains a substance
that helps clear breathing pas-
sages. 'Garlic is also good for.the
'heart.
Carrots and parsnips contain
substances that help boost the
immune system and fight infec-
tion.
Onions also contain sub-
stances that help kill bacteria.
Thyme, in addition to being an
antioxidant, helps soothe a sore
throat.
Celery helps ease coughs.
Sage contains a substance that
reduces inflammation.
Chicken contains protein to
help the body stay healthy. It also
contains substances that help you
relax and contributes to an easier
sleep, letting the body heal itself.
Yellow squash has lots of vita-
mins and I just happen to like it. If
you don't like squash, leave it out.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered healthy.

Products recalled
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the
manufacturer named below,
today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer
product. Consumers should stop
using recalled products immedi-
ately unless otherwise instructed.
(To access color photos of the fol-
lowing recalled products, see
CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov
.)
Name of products: Ridgid(r)
16-Gallon, Model WD16650 2-In-1
Blower Vac
Units: About 6,500
Manufacturer: Emerson Tool
Co., of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The air intake shield
may be missing. Consumers can
suffer lacerations if they come
into contact with the intake blow-
er wheel.
Incidents/Injuries: Emerson
Tool Co. has received two reports
of consumers who suffered lacer-
ations to finger tips while using
these vacuums.
Description: The Ridgid(r) 16-
gallon 2-In-1 Blower Vac, Model
WD16650, have light gray drums
with orange lids, gray power
heads, and black wheels. The
recalled units have the model


good for you
number and a serial number from
04104C through 04114C located
on a label on the side of the
power head. "Ridgid(r) 2 In 1
Blower Vac" is written on the
front of the units.
Sold at: Home Depot stores
and by RIDGE TOOL distributors
nationwide from April 2004
through January 2005 for about
$100.
Manufactured in: Canada
Remedy: If the air intake shield
is missing, consumers should
stop using their vacuum and con-
tact the firm for a free repair kit.
Contact: Consumers should
call Emerson Tool Co. at (800)
372-7759 between 8 a.m. and 6
p.m. CT Monday through Friday,
or visit their Web site .at
www.emersontoolcompany.com
< http://www.wetdryvacrecall.co
m/>.

Name of product: GE Oval and
Double Dish Slow Cookers
Units: 600,000
Importer: Hamilton
Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc., of Glen
Allen, Va.
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores
Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The handles on the
base of the slow cookers can
break, posing a risk of burns from
hot food spilling onto consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton
Beach and Wal-Mart have
received 531 reports of handles
breaking, including four reports
of consumers who were burned
by hot food.
Description: The recalled slow
cookers include the 4.5-Quart
Oval and 6-Quart Double Dish
models sold under the General
Electric (GE) brand name. The
model 'name is printed on the"
front of the units. The 4.5-quart
unit has model number 106661
and the 6-quart unit has model,
number 106851. Both models
have series codes A through D,
which are printed on the bottom
along with the model number.
The base of the slow cookers is
white with an olive or honeysuck-
le graphic.
Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart
stores nationwide from August
2000 through December 2002 for
about $25 (4.5-quart model) and
$35 (6-quart model).
Remedy: Consumers should
stop using the product immedi-
ately and contact Wal-Mart to
receive a replacement slow cook-
er base. ,
Consumer Contact: Call the,
Wal-MartSl6w Cdoker Recall Hot-
line toll-free at (888) 293-3343
anytime or go to
www.walmart.com.


Almanacs


Reading Adventures
planned
Come to Barron Library Mon-
day, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. for
the Reading Adventures Kids Club
"Legomania" night. Learn the his-
tory of the Lego, and have fun
with hands-on playing. All ages
welcome. Prizes to win!

VFW ladies plan rib
dinner
VFW Post 10100 Ladies Aux.
will host a BBQ rib dinner on Fri-
day, January 21 from 5 until ?
Along with the BBQ ribs, there
will baked beans, cole slaw, roll,
dessert tea and coffee for $7 dol-
lars a dinner. The VFW is located
on south Highway 29. Open to
the public. Come and enjoy.
Freedom Fellowship
renewal services
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
will be in renewal services Friday,
January 21, at 7 p.m., Saturday,
January 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday
at 10:45 a.m. and also at 6 p.m.
with the Prophetic Ministry of
Revivalist Chris Harney.
For further information, you
may call 612-9899.
Breakfast with
the Legion
The American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 130 will host an all-you-
can-eat breakfast buffet on Sun-
day, January 23, from 8-11 a.m.


Adult cost is $5.50 and children
under 10 are $2.50. The Legion is
located on Hwy 80.

Barron Library
presents speaker
Special guest speaker Karen
Bickford from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion, Environmental Manager
Watershed Management and
Restoration, will speak on the role
of citizens in river protection.
Come to Barron Library on Mon-
day, January 24, at 7 p.m. All are
welcome. Call Lois James at 675-
3940 for further details.

Meadowlark camp
plans activity day
Come one, come all to Mead-
owlark's Annual Activity Day on
Wednesday, January 26. The
parade starts at 10 a.m. There will
be cakewalks, a bake sale, food,
door prizes, bingo, a craft sale,
white elephant sale, a raffle and
more.
Take Hwy. 78 to Ortona Road
at (gas station)- follow signs to
campground.

Gardeners to meet
The GLGC will meet at the Dal-
las Townsend building on Pratt
Street in LaBelle on January 26 at
7 p.m. Please come and listen to
our speaker, John Sible from the
All Native Nursery in Ft Myers.
Bring a dish to share if you would
like and your questions.


Social Security
If you have Social Security or
Supplemental Security Income
questions or need help filling out
applications call 1-800-772-1213.
Or, a representative will be avail-
able at the Nobles Senior Center
from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday,
February 1, and again on March 1.
You may call Medicare toll-free 1-
800-633-4227 to speak to a repre-
sentative in English or Spanish
between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Informa-
tion. is also available at
www.medicare.gov.

Singing Valentines
The International Medalists,
Spirit of the Gulf Chorus, Sweet
Adelines are again offering
"Singing Valentines."
Requests are being accepted
now through February 10 to have
a Sweet Adeline quartette sere-
nade a special person within our
local area. Quartettes will be
available on either February 12,
13 or 14. They will travel to the
recipient's home, place of busi-
ness, a restaurant or perhaps a
nursing home to sing a song,
present a card and a flower to that
special someone.
The cost is $35 and a call to
437-3762 is all it takes to make the
arrangements.

Come to revival
First Baptist Church LaBelle,
Inc., is having a Revival January
23-26, with Revivalist Don Walton,
Founder and Director of Time For


Truth Ministries. This ministry
exists for the express purpose of
educating the church about end
time lies and equipping the
church to confront and combat
them with God's truth. A power-
ful speaker, he will preach starting
at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday,
although the revival starts at 6
p.m. Sunday evening. On Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday, the
meeting starts at 7 p.m. The
revival is open to the public. The
First Baptist Church of LaBelle is
located at 330 North Main Street.
For more information, call
(863) 675-2171.

RIF at Mira Verde
RCMA Mira Verde Child Devel-
opment Center will celebrate
Reading Is Fundamental by dis-
tributing a free book to each stu-
dent on February 11, at 10 a.m.
The theme for the distribution is,
"Open Your Heart to a Good
Book." Members of the commu-
nity are encouraged to attend and
get involved with the children.
Therewill be activities for all ages.
Staff would especially enjoy hav-
ing some grandparents at the cel-
ebration.

Masons plan meeting
F&AM meets twice monthly:
on the second Tuesday of the
month, at 7:30 p.m.; the fourth
Tuesday is a dinner meeting at 6
p.m. All Master Masons and their
families are invited to the January
25 dinner at the lodge on
Jaycee/Lions Blvd.


This week in history


January 21, 1861-Five Sena-
tors Withdraw
In a dramatic and moving
scene in the United States Sen-
ate, five senators from Florida,
Alabama and Mississippi left the
chamber. Their farewell speech-
es showed reluctance, determi-
nation, sorrow, and disappoint-
ment. David L. Yulee indicated
his path lay with his state of
Florida, Stephen R. Mallory of
Florida tearfully called for rea-
son and justice over party and
passion; Clement C. Clay, Jr., of
Alabama, pointed to the years of
trial that had led to the present
crisis; Benjamin Fitzpatrick of
Alabama acknowledged his loy-


alty to his sovereign state. Then
rose Jefferson Davis of Mississip-
pi. Because of the secession of
his state "my functions are ter-
minated here."
"I concur in the action of the
people of Mississippi, believing
it to be necessary and proper,
and should have been bound by
their action if my belief had been
otherwise ... I am sure I feel no
hostility to you, Senators from,
the North. I am sure there is not
one of you, whatever sharp dis-
cussion there may have been
between us, to whom I cannot
now say in the presence of God I
wish you well ..., Mr. President
and Senators, having made the


announcement which the occa-
sion seemed to me to require, it
only remains for me to bid you a
final adieu." Having passed a
sleepless night, Davis gravely
gave his farewell to the Senate
he had served so well. Unshed
tears were in his voice, which at
first faltered. He was listened to
in deep silence, broken by some
applause, which Davis depreci-
ated. "Inexpressibly sad he left
the chamber, with but faint
hope," his wife wrote. That night
she heard him pray for peace.
Rumors continued to fly
everywhere this time the Brook-
lyn Navy Yard was to be
attacked. In Boston abolitionist


Wendell Phillips addressed the
Congregational Society, said he
was a disunion man, was glad
that'the Southern states were
leaving, and that he hoped all
the slave states would leave and
soon. The New York legislature
in a series of resolutions pledged
to support the Union.
The LaBelle Heritage Muse-
um is open Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays from 2 until 5
p.m.
Call the Museum to purchase
Old Timer Dinner tickets at 674-
0034. Or you may phone Lynda
Rider at 675-1338 or Irene Doub'
at 675-0374.


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Christian Women's Outreach set for January 29


Cathee Poulsen is a native
Floridian living her lifelong dream
of speaking and writing about
Jesus Christ in a way that attracts
her listeners to Him. Married to
Bob for 40+ years, their large fam-
ily furnishes an abundance of first-
hand material for stories. She
resides in Naples, a tropical para-
dise in southwest Florida.
Cathee has been in active full-
time ministry for 35 years. She has
conducted various women's
events from Bible studies to
retreats and is currently on staff at
Restoration Church as the Associ-
ate Small Group-Minister. Her
background in teaching, adminis-
tration and writing have all come


Cathee A.


Courtesy photo
Poulsen


together to bring her to a fruitful
ministry to men and women alike.
Her heart's desire remains to be a
voice for Jesus Christ in the last
I


days, encouraging people every-
where to love and follow Him
wherever He leads.
SCathee Poulsen is pastor of
Small Groups at Restoration
Church in Naples. Her passion is
calling, equipping and mobilizing
a new generation of leaders, men
and women, who are lovers of
God, focused on their callings, full
of the power of the Holy Spirit and
committed to loving others into
the kingdom of God. Cathee is a
native Floridian and moved to
Naples with her husband Bob, in
1980. She is mom to four children
and grandmother to seven.
Cathee says her.goal in life is
not to reach the grave in a well-


preserved and beautiful body. It
is rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up and loudly
proclaiming, ""Wow! What a
ride!"
You are encouraged to come
out and spend a few hours with us
on Saturday, January 29, at Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist
Church The doors open at 9:30
a.m. for refreshments and fellow-
ship and the service begins at 10
a.m. they are usually finished by
noon. If you require baby-sitting
services, please call Lisa Dobbins
at 675-7031 to let her know how
many children you will bring and
their ages. It is very important that
they have this information by Jan-


uary 26 in order to know how have any questions, please call
many people will be needed to Janice Davidson at 675-2615 oi
watch over the children. If you VickiPatton at675-0381.


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States ide $1200
Regional or national
Placeinenl also \ ailable
Regions: North, South, Central
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Regional placement
also available
Regions: North, South, Central
Circulation: 2.2 Million


SC Festival plans are progressing


LaBelle's Swamp.Cabbage Fes-
tival weekend is coming up Feb-
ruary 25-27. The Swamhp Cabbage
Festival Committee is meeting
every Monday from now till the fes-
Stival at 6:30 p.m. in the commis-
sioners' chambers at the Court-
house. Meetings are open to the
public.
S Check out preliminary plans
below for the weekend's big
events.
Pageant
The SCF queen and princess
pageants are slated for Friday, Feb-
ruary 11. the young ladies are work-
ing hard on their presentations.
Old Timers Dinner
You'll want to make sure you


izing. Tickets are $12.50 in advance .day. More details later.


have your ticket for the very popu-
lar Old Timers Dinner on Thursday,
February 24. The doors of the civic
center will open at 5 p.m. for social-


Rodeos
The SCF rodeo draws lots of
folks and, as always, the cowboys
and girls will not disappoint them.
Rodeos are scheduled for all three
festival days Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, February 25-26. For more
information, call Steve Hein at 675-
3128 evenings or e-mail:
sahein@earthlink.net
Swamp Stomp
The Swamp Stomp5 run will'
once again wind its way through its
usual route before the grand
parade Saturday morning, Febru-
ary 26. Registration is from 6:30-8
a.m. The gun goes off at 8:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is $18; $20 on race


Good Shepherd plans 40 Days o


When Church of the Good
Shepherd in LaBelle launches its
"40 Days of Purpose Campaign"
January 30, it will join a worldwide
network of thousands of churches.
Inspired by remarkable stories of
spiritual renewal arid growth, an
estimated 13,000 churches from 60
denominations have experienced
the purpose-driven phenomena
inspired by a California pastor's
best-selling book. According to the
Rev. Alan Kelmereit, pastor of the
church, "The people of Good
Shepherd will be actively participat-
ing in this campaign and we hope
that many from the communitywill
join in as well. I expect the spiritual
impact on this church to be signifi-

'Steel Mag


ByJo Coombs
Eric Walker is a director des-
tined for Hollywood. Any man
director that can handle sixwomen
and make hairdressers out of mere
mortals is destined for bigger and
better things than LaBelle can pro-
vide. The play, "Steel Magnolias,"
which is now running at the Fire-
house Cultural Center, takes place
in Truvy's Beauty Salon in
Louisiana. Bank employee Jeni
Dyess (Annelle Dupuy-Desoto) and
title company employee Emily
Allen (Truvy Jones) both play the
part of a hairdresser. (Emily's hus-
band, Mark, is still in awe that she
Scan fix someone else's hair.)
i This small salon is where close
friends come in and can share their
innermost feelings with each other.
Truvy has the salonopen onspecial
occasions especially for her friends.
Such was the time of the wedding
of M'Lynn Eatenton's (Sue.Elser)
daughter, Shelby (Michelle Brunet-
to). Besides having to fix the hair of
Sthe mother of the bride and the
.bride, there is also Clairee Belcher
(Linda Reecer), the wife of the late
mayor, and Ouiser Boudreaux's
(Barbara Brandenburg) hair to be
done.
Memories, good news and bad
news ,are shared in the salon
between the six friends. Come and
laugh at the arguments of Clairee


cant."
At the center of the campaign is
the fastest-selling hard cover non-
fiction book in history. The Purpose
Driven Life has sold more than 16
million copies since the book's
release in 2002. The book's author,
Rick Warren, is senior pastor of one
of America's largest churches, Sad-
dleback Church in Lake Forest, Cal-
ifornia. Following its 40 Days of Pur-
pose Campaign two years ago,
Saddleback Church baptized 671
new believers, added almost 1,200
new members and increased aver-
age attendance by 2,000. Two years
ago the first 1,500 churches to hold
a 40 Days of Purpose Campaign
reported their worship attendance


increased an average of 22 percent.
During the 40 Days of Purpose
Campaign at Good Shepherd, the
truths about God's five purposes
for people-worship, fellowship, dis-
cipleship, ministry and evangelism-
will be communicated repeatedly
in five ways:
1. A kick-off celebration and
lunch on Sunday, January 30, at
9:30 a.m.
2. A weekly message by the pas-
tor.
3. A personal or family daily
devotional reading.
4. Aweekly Bible study.
5. A weekly small group gather-
ing.
"People will hear about God's


nolias': Don't miss it!


and Ouiser, who was the maid of
honor at Clairee's wedding, and cry
with M'Lynn as she talks about her
daughter, Shelby.
In this play, Ouiser states: "I'm
not crazy, but simply been in a bad
mood for 40 years."
Now. doesn't this statement
throw a little light on the job of
Director Eric Walker? Even with six
veteran actresses thatdid a magnifi-
cent job, directing a play is not an
easy job.
If rating on a scale of 1-5, this
play would get a 5-1/2 because it is


excellent!
Steel Magnolias continues Janu-
ary 20-23, on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday
at 2 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge Street, in
LaBelle. Tickets are $10 in advance
and $12 at the door. Tickets may be
purchased by calling (863) 675-
3066 and leaving your name,
phone number, date you wish to
attend, and the number of tickets
you wish to reserve., Master Card
and Visa are accepted.


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Swamp Cabbage
Festival Parade


If you are interested in part
pating in the 2005 Swamp Cabbz
Festival Parade, please cont
Tracy Nobles at 673-8819 or Belii
Carmona at 673-3276.
Bass Tournament
This continues to be a hot to
nament for area fishermen. Bo
launch at safe light on Sunc
morning. Weigh in is at Barr
Park. Check for applications sooi
the Greater LaBelle Chamber
Commerce.
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purposes for their lives in many
ferent formats," Fr. Alan said. "T
will allow for the truths to s
deeper into hearts, which is ess
tial for any permanent life char
This will be an exciting time
Good Shepherd. People long
meaning in their lives, a higher p
pose than personal peace and h
piness and we expect that they
come to discover that mean
during this campaign. Jesus tauE
"If you cling to your life, you
lose it; but if you give it up for
youwillfind it.""


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Technicians

Randy's Garage, Inc.
Your Local ACDelco Car Care Center
675-1032
737 S. Bridge St. LaBelle
Serving this area for over 10 years.


ron NATIONAL

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n at

um- AWARENESS MONTH
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the
National Eye Institute along with Family Eye Care are highlight-
ing the importance of regular eye care and good vision.
I Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in the
'' United States affecting about three million Americans. High risk
dif- groups include anyone over the age of sixty; blacks and
his Hispanics over the age of forty; people of Caribbean-island ori-
ink gin or descent, diabetics and people who have a family history
of glaucoma. With no early warning signs of possible vision loss,
sen- doctors urge those at higher risk for glaucoma to get regular
ige. dilated eye examinations to help detect this blinding eye disease.
for Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the
for eye progressively increases, leading to optic nerve damage and
)ur- reduced peripheral (side) vision. As the disease worsens, the
tap- field of vision gradually narrows and blindness may result. No
will pain is noted from the increased eye pressure.
Once vision is lost from glaucoma, unlike with' cataracts, it
ring cannot be returned.
ght, Please call Family Eye Care at 863-675-0761 for more infor-
will nation or to set-up an appointment for a dilated eye examina-
me, tion.


Household Hazardous Waste
&

Electronics Waste Collection


FREE For Glades County FREE

WHEN
Saturday, February 12, 2005
8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the

DOYLE CONNER BUILDING

MOORE HAVEN

CALL (863) 675-0124

No Business Waste Accepted


How to Transport/Before You Bring In Your Hazardous Waste
SLeave all products in their original containers
DO NOT mix different or unknown materials together
SLabel or leave labels on all containers
SCheck all containers for leakage, transport upright in a sturdy box or tray.
SDO NOT eat, drink or smoke while handling or transporting.


END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitors, Keyboards, Terminals,
Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCR's, DVD Players, Video
Cameras, Video Game Consoles, Wireless Devices


Examples of commonly used TOXIC
Household Materials
to be brought to the Household
Hazardous.Waste Collection Centers
Oil-based paint or latex paintthinners, stains, var-
nishes,strippers, wood preservatives, Solvents, Spot
removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze, Flammable liquids,
Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols,
Used oil limit 5 gal. Hearing Aid, Button Batteries,
Unbroken Fluorescent lamps, Pesticides, Herbicides,
Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemicals,
Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated
Medicines, Household cleaning fluids- Bleach,
Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven cleaners, Flashlight
batteries and Lead acid auto batteries.


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Cracker's Mule, a tale for all ages


From the title itself, we can hard-
ly guess what this small book by
Billy Moore is all about; however,
the front cover offers a clue, that of
a young boy nuzzling the nose of a
mule.
The story's setting is in the time
of President Eisenhower and the
place is in the Deep South. An 11-
year-old has been sent from his
home in Florida to his grandpar-
ent's home in southern Alabama to
remove the boy from the polio epi-
demic that was spreading fast and
furious wherever people were con-
gregated. The boy said: "There was
a lot of to-do about a new vaccine
made from monkey blood, or
some such, and lots of folks were
scared of it, including my parents
and me. So they figured I'd be safer
up on the farm away from other
kids.
"I loved staying on the farm with
Papa and Bigmother...only thing I
didn't love was missing the last
weeks of Little League baseball
season."
The book's subtitle is very
telling: A Blind Mule Teachers A
Boy To See. The boy is Cracker, the
mule is Mr. Sam. Papa had bought
the mule not knowing he was
blind. "He was a small horse
mule," Cracker says. "Horse mule
sounded funny to me but that was
what everyone called male mules."
On the day Papa bought Mr.
Sam, I clucked at him and he start-
ed forward. "Hah!" I ordered him.
The mule turned sharp left. "Gee!" I
said, and he turned back to his
right. "Whoa!" I hollered. He


stopped dead still. Then I said,.
"Come here!" and I was more than
a little surprised when he turned
and walked straight to me, his ears
tilted forward.
And this was just the beginning.
A boy and his mule even a blind
one, as close as a boy and his dog, a
dog named Ring. The story of these
.three, Cracker, Mr. Sam, and Ring
"weave through the days of a coun-
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live and work and fish together as
the boy starts reaching up to man-
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a way of life the rural southern
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childhood to adulthood and
observing grown-ups around him
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Cracker has a unique way of
endearing himself to his readers. So


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headlong into writing another
book.
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went to one of those writer's con-
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ago where I met one of the editors.
I showed him some of the manu-
script and, well...it went on from
there". Shaking his head he adds,
"However, that was some two
years ago." But he's still grinning.
NewSouth labels Cracker's
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Crystal Lynn Pingleton and
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their engagement.
Cystal is the proud daughter of
Michael (Rod) and Vickie Pingle-
ton of LaBelle. She is a 2003 grad-
uate of LaBelle High School. She
is currently a student of Edison
College. She is employed partime
with Handy's Food Store and
Sweet Bay Grocery Market.
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pitcher for the baseball team. He
attended Suffik Community Col-
lege on Long Island, NY. In 1997
he moved from New York to
LeHigh Acres. He is employed as
a butcher at Winn Dixie.
The couple plans to marry on
February 11, 2005, and will reside
in Lehigh Acres.


Birthdays


January 21: Fran Spencer,
Ronald Harris, William Miller, Jay
Foote, Jaunne Howard, Martha
Jayne Gourley, Shurtz Harrell,
Bridgett Townsend, Marie Sum-
merall, Rhonda Wells, James Ray
Nipper, Amber Barnard, Wayne
Dahlgren, Brett Hoeppner, Ricar-
do Rodriguez, Brian Crumb
January 22: Robert Cross,
Eddie lee Tanner, Garfield Tib-
betts, Karen Greer, Rose Mason,
Richard Miller, Linda Evans,
Charles Reynolds, Jr., Joshua
Roberts, Jason Howell, Matt Bal-
lard, Robert Lee Herrera, Jr.
January 23: Marie Peers,
Wayne Summerall, Flora Cross,
Tommy Jones, Chris Robbins,
Levi Knox, Glend Gaskins, Beverly
Schram, Kevin Anderson
January 24: Steve Watkins,
Buddy Messer, Donna Howard,
Olivia Bough, Josie Colson, San-
dra Carlton, Stephanie Snyder,
Jeanie Cottom, Francisco Gonza-
lez, Mary Ayala, Alyssa R. Whigh-
am, Sue Stumpf


January 25: Harless McGilbary,
Naomi Thigpen, Sean Waldron,
Linda Spradlin, Robert Denning,
Franklin Lawson, Leo Troutman,
Roy Holt, Jr., Dolly Blancett, Fran-
cis DuPont, Alice Wright, Jerry
Howell, Alfred C. Williams, Jen-
nifer Timms
January 26: Jerry Cross, Mattie
Curry, Henry Taylor, Arleigh Sum-
merall, Shelia Allen, Sherri Cribbs,
Bob Hampton, Stuart Beach,
Wayne Hicks, Cecil Saucier, Sr.,
Betty Ann Roberts, Diana Fussell,
Jose Morena, Everett Williams,
Taylor Summerall, William Likens
January 27: Tommy Howard,
Donald Muller, Katherine Todd,
June Colding, Brian Gann, Ruth
Rosario, .Frances Colding, Lee
Downs, Jennifer Kittendorf, Caro-
line Felty, Columbus Robinson,
Kristina Puletti, Joan Thomas, B.J.
Daniels, Nicole Leeming, June
Williams, Julie Curtis, Mary L.
Williams, Wilma Williams,
Amber Ballard, Jessica Decker


Births


Emma Colleen Willis
Chad and Colette Willis of
Felda are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Emma
Colleen. She was born on Decem-
ber 6, 2004, at Lee Memorial
HealthPark in Ft. Myers. She
weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces
and was 22 inches long at birth.
Emma was welcomed home


by sister, Jessie, and brother, Carl.
Maternal grandparents are
Linda and Gary Hancock of
Hartwell, GA and Skip and Patty
Leaders of Orlando.
Paternal grandparents are
Debbie and Rudy James of Lan-
dram, SC. and Bill and Linda Mad-
dox of LaBelle.'Great uncle and
aunt are Jack and Glenda Willis of
Felda.


Community Calendar


Friday, January 21
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting 7
Sp.m. Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting

Saturday,
January 22
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collirgswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open meeting
Sunday, January 23
AA: 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open discus-
Ssion


Monday,
January 24
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6
p.m., First Christian Church, Social
Hall, 138 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American Legion
Hall, Hwy. 80W
Moose Lodge #2398: 8 p.m.
Moose Lodge Lions/Jaycee Blvd.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open meeting
Tuesday,
January 25
Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m., Flora and
Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W


Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's, noon
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7 p.m.
School Board: 5:30 p.m. Clewis-
ton sub-office
County Commission: 6:30 p.m.
Courthouse
Heartland CHADD: (Children and
Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders)
Fourth Tuesday,, 7 p.m., LaBelle High
School, teacher in-service points avail-
able.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spirit of
.the Gulf" (formerly Ft. Myers Fever and
City of Palms); weekly rehearsals at
Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler
Road (not Avenue), 7 p.m. Free les-
sons, auditions, orientations, 675-1338
or 675-3080. (Ladies only.)
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7;30 p.m. Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study group,
8 p.m., First Christian Church, Ford
Avenue, open meeting


Wednesday,
January 26
AA Big Book Meeting: noon, Epis-
copal Church of the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open meeting
Wednesday Night Live: 5-7 p.m.,
Caloosa Baptist Church, for youth in
grades 6-12 at 500 W. Hwy. 80. Phone
675-4079
PPVFD: drill 7p.m.
Thursday,
January 27
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's Room
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discussion
meetings First Christian Church, Ford
Ave. Call Intergroup at 275-5111 for
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School board hears hurricane issues


By Donna Meister
On the West Coast from Hurri-
cane Charlie and the East Coast
from Frances and Jeanne the
seven county school group that
Hendry County belongs to, was
hit every which way possible
from major hurricanes this past
summer. Based on early esti-
mates, Charlotte County being the
hardest hit by Hurricane Charlie,
estimated no less than $160 mil-
lion in losses. Six of Charlotte's
schools were totally destroyed. St.
Lucie estimates at least $45 mil-
lion. Martin County was next with
$35 million in losses. Indian River
and Hardee Counties each had at
least $20 million. Highlands
County estimates $2 million and
Hendry/Glades County schools
suffered less than $1 million in
losses.
Hendry County Schools have
made some minor repairs to most
all of the nine schools in the dis-
trict. Wind and water, caused
minor to major roof damage.
Water damaged CHS bandroom


equipment. Dollars were spent
for water removal and dehu-
midization. In Clewiston, School
Board Sub-station repair work to
be done must also deal with
preservation of historic property
rulings. This just complicates the
process, the time involved and
certainly adds to the costs.
On top of the repairs, storm
shelter cost reimbursements and
non-instructional help had to be
paid.
Two billion dollars worth of
property and casualty insurance is
what used to be the available for
coverage. That is not the case any
more. No company wants that
kind of risk in light of Florida's
2004 hurricane season.
Hardee and Charlotte counties
reimbursed Hendry County a little
over $5,600 dollars in mutual aid
for Hurricane Charley clean-up
when Hendry school employees
helped out in those counties.
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Will Sherrod graduates from
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Will Sherrod earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from
Florida State Unriversity's School of Motion Picture, Tele-
vision, and Recording Arts. He graduated Magna Cum
Laude with honors in December 2004. Will's thesis film
"With Love" was screened after the ceremony. "With
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the nation. Will leaves for work in Los Angeles at the end
of January.


Jerry Moore, Jr. recently gradu-
ated from Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity with a Master of Science
Degree in Accounting from the
College of Business. Ceremonies
were held December 19, 2004, at
Alico Arena on the FGCU campus.
Jerry graduated from LaBelle
High School in 1999 and complet-
ed his BS in accounting in 2003 at
FGCU.
He is the son of Jerry R. Moore,


Sr. of LaBelle and Phyllis Betz of
Terra Haute, IN. He is married to
Melissa Pharis Moore and they
currently serve as youth pastors at
River of Life .Church in N. Ft.
Myers.
. After completing his master's.
degree, Jerry accepted a position
as a staff accountant with For-
rester, Hart and Belisle PL. a CPA
firm in Ft. Myers. Jerry is currently
preparing for his CPA exam.


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Monday, January 24: beef
taco, corn, orange juice, oatmeal
raisin cookie
Tuesday, January 25: ham-
burgers, lettuce and tomato, pick-
le slice, banana, chocolate pud-
ding, American cheese slice
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peroni pizza, corn, tossed salad
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beginning this month at the Univer- work into their already packed final project at the end of the two-
sityofFlorida. schedules, Ms. Fussell and her and-one-half-year program of
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this type of degree program," said teacher from Polk County, looked Mr. Myers said the first class,
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of agricultural education at UF's like we will be busy every Saturday 19 participants, including 4 exten-
Institute of Food and Agricultural from 8 a.m. until noon," Ms. Barn- sion agents and 15 high school
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graduate degrees for career lored the distance program to meet through the program together,
advancement, but many of them the needs of extension agents and building a network of support that
live too far from a university to teachers in the public school sys- will help them in their courses and
attend regular classes. This dis- tem, including courses for improv- in their professional careers."
tance learning program will allow ing technical skills and classroom Students are required to visit the
them to keep their jobs and stay teaching methods. In addition, UF campus in Gainesville twice -
close to home." there are courses in program devel- once for orientation before classes
Sharon Guest-Tagliavento, a opment and adult education begin, and again at the end of the
UF/IFAS Flagler County 4-H exten- designed for extension agents. degree program when they present
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wise be spent driving and sitting in semester, so our students take one states. "We have already had
a classroom until late in the. class at a time,'eight weeks per inquiries about expanding the pro-
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SPORTS 9


Janna Taylor signs with Manatee


By JerriLynn Merritt
S Janna Taylor, who turned 18
this past Sunday, celebrated in
grand style with more than 100
people attending a very special
birthday party and signing at the
Barron Park House, in LaBelle.
i Friends, family and coaches
and teammates gathered around
as Janna sat between her future
and current coaches in prepara-
tion to sign her letter of intent to
play college softball at Manatee
Community College in Braden-
ton.
With LaBelle High School
Softball coach Raymond Marro-
quin looking on, Janna's future
head coach Jeff Roberts from
Manatee Community College
walked her through the steps as
she signed each page of her con-
tract. After the signing everyone
enjoyed a great dinner under a
huge lighted white tent before
having a desert of birthday cake
in chocolate fudge, strawberry
shortcake and lemon supreme.
Janna is the 18-year-old
daughter of Tim Taylor and Myr-
tice Frydenlund. She is a home-
schooled student who plays soft-
ball for LaBelle High School and
will graduate this year. She
began playing softball at the age
of nine and has continued to
play all of these years because of
her love of the game.
Janna played LaBelle Little
League ball for four years. From
there she moved on to LaBelle


Janna Taylor signs her letter of intent to play softball at Manatee Community College. She is
flanked by coaches Jeff Roberts from Manatee Community College, left, and Raymond Mar-
roquin of LHS.


Dixie League, playing on the
team that represented Florida at
the Dixie League National Tour-
nament in 2001 and 2002. She
has played travel softball for six
years on teams from all over
Southwest Florida.
As a high school senior, this
will be Janna's fourth year play-
ing varsity softball for LaBelle
High School. She has mastered


several positions including first
base, center field, third base and
shortstop. This will be her sec-
ond year as one of the varsity
team captains. Janna said, "I am
excited about the season this
year at LaBelle High School and
hope that we do as well this year
as we have done previously
under the instruction of Head
Coach Raymond Marroquin."


Janna will be attending-Man-
atee Community College in
Bradenton in the fall of 2005.
She will be playing softball on
the college team coached by
Head Coach Jeff Roberts, Janna
said she looks forward to joining
the strong, disciplined MCC
Team as she furthers her educa-
tion. Janna will be studying
nursing.


Rey Hernandez has 12 saves in win


By Roger Alexander
The Cowboy soccer team lost
two really close games before
getting their eighth victory of the
year, a school record. That win
came against North Port in a-1-0
victory.
In that win Coach Frost
changed a couple of things
including putting Rey Hernandez


in at goalie. He commented,
"We needed to make a change
there because we were giving up
some scores the last couple of
games."
Hernandez came through
with twelve saves and he didn't
allow a single score. Offensively,
the Cowboys couldn't get too
much started either. Their only
score came in the first half when


Juan Moncada was able to set
up Juan Rios for the goal.
Earlier in the week LaBelle
played two really good games
but came up just short as they
fell to Bishop Verot 2-0 and then
came up short 3-2 at
Immokalee. The Immokalee
game saw the Cowboys make a
comeback with less than 10 min-


penalty kick to cut the lead to 3-1
and then-Art Rivera scored with
just six minutes left. LaBelle was
unable to get that third goal in,
though. LaBelle's. record now
stands at 8-7-1 and they can now
add to that eight wins with victo-
ries at Dunbar and St. John Neu-


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Nice, even $1 million per win. Then
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who won five games over two years
and was paid you guessed it -- $5
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Longtime New Orleans quarterback
Archie Manning ended his career with
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Peyton of the Indianapolis Colts and
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utes to play, as Juan Rios made a mann this week.


Cowgirls fall to Verot, clobber Indians


By Roger Alexander
The Cowgirls had two games
this past week and they were the
difference in night and day for
thern. In thrii~frrt game the-,feH-.-
1o Bishop Verjl. b' alUJ.IJ.margin
and then turned Ihe tables and
defeated Immokalee by a 8n-0
score.
In the Verot game the Cow-
girls actually scored first as Mel-.


lisa Kelly scored quickly in the
first three minutes of the game.
That was it, though, for LaBelle.
Maria Rodriguez did manage
s,-\tri sa.es as the C:w. girls fell
', '-3 in t-he districts
The next same %%as a lot bet-
te r the girls as Meghan Kelly
and her sister set the tone for the
game. Meghan came out and
scored four goals while sis got
another three. The other goal


came from Karla Shope. Those magic mark.
three goals put Mellisa over the
200-goal mark for her career. The Cowgirls will face two
She has her eyes set on the tough teams this week as they
career mark for this area, which
s 202. gear up. for the, districts. F first
Meanwhile, her sister has her they will host Sebring and then
own agenda as she is shooting they will have a rematch with
for 100 career goals. She started Naples, a team they fell to 6-0
the season with just 45 career the last time out. Mellisa was
goals and now sits at 95. She has gone for that game, so expect
two more games to get to that different results this time.


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LHS excels in first wrestling tourney
The LaBelle Cowboy school's gym in this inaugural and Matthew Mundy, who went compliments on the delicious
wrestling team held is first ever tournament. 3-2 for the day. food in the coach's room. Over-
Hendry County Dual Tourna- LaBelle's Mickey Clay (11th Coach Zuchegno would like all, he added, the tournament
ment Saturday, January 8. It was rade) was a perfect wrestler for to thank all of the LaBelle Middle
ment Saturday, January 8. It was grade) was a perfect wrestler for School wrestlers and the Ameri- was a complete 100 percent sue-
a tough competition with 11 the day. Clay went 5-0, handing school wrestlers and the Ame- was a complete 100 percent
. .. .dig can Cadet Corps for their helD cess.


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counties, Lakeland, Clewiston
and Key West.-There were more
than ,1,000 spectators and
wrestlers that filled LaBelle High


Girls qualify
LHS had two girls qualify to
compete in the regional meet for
girls powerlifting. To qualify girls
had to finish first, second, or
third in their weight class at the
subqualifying meet which was
hosted by Port Chartlotte High
School on January 12.
Nezzie Beckworth finished
second in her weight class had a
bench of 160 (her personal best)
and power clean of 130.
.Edreka Kendrick finished


mree o mtose nive wrestlers their
first loss.
Clays' record now is 15-4.
Other highlights were: Colin
Sparks, Raymond VanHouten


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matches. Coach Zuchegno
.would also like to give a big
thank you to all the parents that
helped. He said they received


for regional powerlifting


third in her weight class with a
bench of 120 and power clean of
120. .
The rest of the LaBelle team
results for the subqualifying
meets:.
Brittany Gallegos bench 60
clean and jerk 65, 5th place
Missy Olivarez bench 80
clean and jerk 90, 6th place
Brandy Gonzalez bench 85
clean and jerk 100, 6th place
Amber Williams bench 70


clean and jerk 70
Kaci Ringler bench 110
Sharika Holmes bench 100
clean and jerk 115, 4th place
Katie Carley bench 90 clean
and jerk 120, 5th place
The regional meet will be
held at LaBelle High school gym-
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'29th. Lifts begin at 9:30 a.m. The
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Southern
land,


Immaculate 3BR'2B/2G precision
crafted home. with a smart and open
Sspilt floor plan, located on 1 t'- manl-
s- cured acre in LaBelle's only gated sub-
-, division features. oversized rooms, a
e huge screened lanai, & the best ameni-
5 lies around $289,900


4BR/2B+Den CBS home nestled on a
private in town lot on a secluded dead
end street, offers cathedral ceilings,
ceramic tile throughQut, a wood-
burning brick fireplace, screened
porches front & rear. $250,000


BACK ON THE MARKET! 2BRilBI1G
on lovely lot w/ oaks in a deed re-
stricted community in Port LaBelle.
Great starter or second home I invest-
ment property' $85,000


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres In Muse wl a newly
planted tree nurseryll $289,900
* 3BR/3B doublewide mobile home on
5 +/- acres in Pioneer!! $189,900
* 38R/2B upgraded doublewide mobile

:soul' 6oaBe, is'lready'se'Sip for,
horses! $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn wi electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/
acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED 3/2
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* RIVERFRONT 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R.,78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + cleared acre
located in Hidden Hammock w/ 190' +1-
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONT! 1 + Wooded acre
located on Ft,.Denaud Rd, w/ 110' +/
of riverfront, $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +/- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RII'ERRO,~ Tl 0.83 +/- fenced
acre. located in town wl 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000


* Z +- lenceo. cross-renceo, a gate
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR,2B
mobile home" $399,500
* 6 +/- acres in the Port LaBelle
Ranchetles Pnvate, located @ end of
cul-de-sac $300,000
* 10 +/- pnvate tree filled, tenced &
gated acres in Muse $150,000 k -
* 1 25 +/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in Automotive
Alva. $135,000 close to SR
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled. homesite tn a zoned for hea
private in-lown location. Three building featul
buildable sires $126,900 facilities, 4 b-
* 0.88 +/- acre located in Parkwood Adjoining p
Estates SID, $125,0006, purchase also
- 1.18 +1- beautifully wooded acre ,,.n..,
located in town in a lop notch neighbor-
hood. $95,000 Sou 0
S5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres, $80,000
* 0 40 +/- acre wooded homesite lo-
cated on Capl. Hendry Dr. $74,900
* REDUCED TO SELLI .57 +/-acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0.67 +/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills S/D. $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTS We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $15K- $30KI


* 24 +/- acres located on the corner of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 19.5 +/- acres 1,250' +1/ of river
frontage east of LaBelle, $2,500,000
* 3,38 +/- acres located on comer of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000
* 19 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 &
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $1,820,808
* 3 +/- acres w/ 300 +/- ft. of river
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just
south of LaBelle. $850,000.
* 3,14 +/- acres w/ paved frontage on 4
streets In Downtown LaBellel $699,900
* 4.6 +1- acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersection close to schools &
homes, $699,900
* .50 +/- acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000


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OFFICE SPACE- AVAILABLE Call for COMMERCIAL LOT 132X132- with wood
details. frame house. Selling "As Is" Asking $140,000.
HOMES FOR SALE LOTS FOR SALE
NEW LISTINGI 2Bedroom/2Bath, 2 cM1 BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old
garage on corner lot. Fenced in back yard and blk building solckiM[}king $40,000.
enclosed lanai. Asking $92,500. LOT ON DOLL VE.- $15,000. Make an
2BEDROOM/2BATH, Spacious home, offer
cathedral, ceilings, custom oak cabinets, LOT ON MOCKINGBIRD. Asking $20,000.
below ground pool, screen lanai, lighted LOTS IN I'T LABELIE lFO SRAlE
water all spa, separate 2.5 garage. Located on NEW LISTING!Lot on Odtessa Circle.
the corer of Caloosa Drive. g $415,000 Asking$415,000 $35,900.
call for an appointment today. E NEWLT Call fodetails. Asking $22500.
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES NEW LOT Call for details, Asking $22,500.
3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car garage. Newly remod- LOT ON Briarwood Circle. asking $22,500.
eled, beautifully landscaped. A must see 2 LOTS on Royce Road. Asking $25,000
priced at $154,900 e' ach.
ON THE CORNER OF SHAWNEE LOT ONINWO@l(MI asking $25,000.
2Bed/lBath w/carport. Asking $49,900. LOT ON W. JUSTICE CIRCLE. Asking
ACREAGE FOR SALE $25,000.
101 ACRES+/- with wood frame cracker LOT ON BERWICK CIRCLE.
house. Being sold "As Is" Asking $2,020,000. Asking $25,000.
NEW LISTING IN PIONEER LOT ON JAMESTOWN COURT. Asking
4Bedroom/2Bath mobile home on 2.5 acres +/- $25,000.
.Asking $109,900. Call for more details. LOT ON CALDER CIRCLE. Asking
NICE 1.25 ACRE LOT in Montura on Nogal $25,000.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 20, 2005 ii


Swamp
The volunteer staff of
Swamp Stomp 5k Run/Vv
Should like to welcome all into
SNew Year and remind every
that the Swamp Cabbage Festi
is right around the comer. T
year's Swamp Stomp 5k race m
be on Saturday, February 26,
8:30 a.m. immediately prior to
Parade. Spectators are enco
aged to arrive early along.Brid
SStreet and show their support


Stomp 5k Run/Walk: New Year New Technology
the the runners as they go by. There is circuit, it is recognized also by the ient "online registration." Anyone tion) before race day. On race day off those shoes and get ready! For
'alk nothing greater to an exhausted RRCA or the Road Runners Club with internet access can simply the cost is $20.00. All registered more information call Steve Hein
the runner than a few words of sup- of America. The official race tim- go to ACTIVE.COM; put the words runners/walkers will receive a 675-3128 (evenings) or
)he port from the crowd. Sometimes irig this year will employ the new "Swamp Stomp 5k" in the search commemorative t-shirt, with the sahein@earthlink.net. Anyone,
ival it is the difference between win- ."chip" technology, as each runner field and' register there. It is Swamp Stomp logo. Directly fol- interested in a few warm up
'his ning and losing, will be issued a chip (attached extremely simple. You can also lowing the race, refreshments evening runs, to "tone" up for the


will
at
the
ur-
Ige
for


This year's race brings the
Swamp Stomp to a new level. Not
only is it a sanctioned race by the
Ft. Myers Track Club, which
means it is listed and part of the
Southwest Florida road running


with a Velcro strap) that he or she
puts around their ankle. Race tim-
ing has come a long way: accura-
cy is now assured to within hun-
dredths of a second!
Also, new this year is conven-


stop by Pam-Per Grooming, on
the north side of the river right on
Hwy. 29, and pick up a race appli-
cation, which you can mail in.
The cost to enter the Swamp
Stomp is $18.00 (early registra-


and awards will be presented in
Barron Park.
Last year there were 143 par-
ticipants, and this year proves to
be bigger than ever! So, whether
you run or walk it is time to dust


race, should let him know.
Remember, the proceeds from
the Swamp Stomp 5k Run/Walk
stay right here in LaBelle, and go
to support the Caloosa Humane
Society.


Bronson warns homeowners that termite season is here


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is warning
homeowners that this is the time of
year when termites begin to
"swarm" or leave their colonies to
search for new nesting sites. Many
homeowners discover that they
have a termite problem when they
find termite swarmers (winged,
Black insects about 1/4 inch long)
in their homes.

Termites can cause consumers
to lose their largest economic asset
their homes and are respon-
sible for over $700 million in costs
to consumers in Florida each year
for damage and control costs. Ter-
mites are a fact of life in Florida and
people need to actively protect
their homes by using a licensed


professional pest control company
to provide termite protection serv-
ices.
"This is a good time of year for
consumers to check their contracts
with licensed pest control compa-
nies to make sure they are cur-,
rent," Bronson said, "Anyone who
has questions abbut their pest con-
trol contract or company can call
us at 1-800-HELPFLA. Considering
the cost of a house, it's frightening
to think that about half the home-
owners in Florida have not taken
steps to protect this investment
from these damaging insects."
People who do not have a cur-
rent termite protection contract are
urged to contact several pest con-
trol companies and request written
estimates and a copy of the con-
tractthey offer. Consumers should


not sign a contract until they have
compared at least three compa-
nies. Pest control companies are
required by law to obtain a signed
contract prior to treating a home.
Consumers with questions about
contracts or the performance of a
pest control company can call 1-
800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352).
The two main types of termites
that affect Florida consumers are
subterranean termites, which live
in soil and attack structures from
the ground up, and drywood ter-
mites, which can live in isolated
pieces of wood in a structure such
as attic rafters and can go undetect-
ed until they cause extensive dam-
age. Licensed pest management
professionals have the expertise to
inspect and treat for infestations of
these termites and provide protec-


tive measures for homeowners.
Companies that provide termite
control services are licensed and
inspected by the Department and
consumers can call the toll free
number to determine whether a
company is properly licensed and
to check the complaint history of a
business.
Steps that consumers can take
to protect their homes from this
destructive pest:
*Remove woodpiles and other
cellulose sources from under and
next to their homes.
Have an annual inspection of
their homes by a licensed profes-
sional pest control company.
Renew their termite protec-
tion contract annually.
Direct water sources, such as


air conditioner drip lines and roof
downspouts, away from the struc-
ture foundation.


When purchasing homes,
carefully check the termite protec-
tion history of the home.


Livestock show planning


craft, bake competitions


Competitions for baking,
canning and cake decorating
and also a contest called Trash to
Treasure will be sponsored by
the LaBelle Youth Livestock and
Ag Show. The contest date is
February 13 with pre-registration
by February 1,2005.
If you like to bake, can foods
or decorate cakes this is your
chance to shine.


Making jewelry and crafty
items from recycled materials
takes imagination and ingenuity.
Let's see how craftyyou can be!
There will be three different
age divisions and different-cate-
gories that you may enter.
Call the 4-H Extension Office.
with any questions and to pre-
enter at 674-4092.


S bath home is in or features
lTE e- l M i include hardwdflall new
-e RE-I kitchen and bdl hasjd mas-
tee bedroom, a lots mo eT. a s tru y a one of
a kindhome! $119,900
S2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, separate living room and family room. Not
* Hands down winner!!..:. Competition melts to big and not to small. This one has it all for
by comparison to this 3BR/2B custom built two only $129,900
story home. This home is located in the desir- Cozy 1 orn entry Village
able Belmont area and is close to shopping and with cer screened
schools. You just can't go wrong with this spa- porch and e convert-
cious and well thought out floor plan. $184,900 ed into 2nd bedroom nly


* This stunning 20/- acre estate is truly one of
kind! The main house features include CBS
construction, vaulted ceilings, real wood cabi-
nets with built in wine rack, upgraded kitchen
appliances, ceramic tile, solid surface counter
tops and'is fenced and cross-fenced for horses.
There is also a 1,300+/- square foot manufac-
tured home located towards the. front of the
property with separate entrance and fencing
that would be perfect as a guest house or for a
grounds keeper. $549,900.
* Nestled under the Oaks. Custom built
3BR/2B home in town features ceramic tile,
vaulted ceilings, bay windows, track lighting,
sprinkler system on a private well, detached
garage and lots more. Only $229,000.
* Picture perfect! This 4BR/2B brick home in
town on an oak filled corner lot with a fenced
backyard, screened porch, spacious rooms, cen-
tral vacuum system and a great floor plan. This
breath taking home is priced at only $195,900.
0 This newly renovated three bedroom, two


* BACK ON THE MARKET! Immaculate
4BR/2B hon 21 n J le J Acres
Rd. Only Ie t. Myers.
Featuring v l I I B ning fire-
place, upgraded appliances, wood cabinets
berber carpet and a security system. If your,
looking for country living with short commute
to Fort Myers, This is it! $159,900. Priced
under appraised value.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres.
This homUll DlEBiOONIfIST and air
conditioner. Plus wall to wall ceramic tile vault-
ed ceilings and lots more. This on won't last
long at only $139,000.
' Country Living at its best, in Muse. This
beautifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits oq0
nicely landscaped acre. Features include a
wood burning fireplace, a large "country
kitchen ", hugh walk-in closets, new carpet & a
new 10x20 storage shed. Make an appointment
to see this one today!!!!!! Asking price is
$128,900


* REDUCED 3BR/2B manufactured home on
2.45+- aci ail lttex t textured
sheet roc riii-,asts-ouriltm i ca iiets, dual
sinks in master bath and lots more. Asking
$123,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. Thisproperty is fenced
and croNIIlbE aCilfTIftfts also 2
horse stalls and tack room. This one is perfect
for horse lovers Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
square fEUIIbg~h -R Features
include a breakfast bar, vaultedc eings, a huge
master suite and fenced yard. Only $52,500.


* 4.58+/- breath taking acres located on Case
Road. UNREBiOrfBlN IfA ufactured
homes, fenced for horses and can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000.
* 3 1.25+/- :,- -i. ... .l.:rtui ,.i h Priced at
$19,900 each i:d! l: r dcl.:ul


' Beautiful ,25+/- acre corner lot in downtown.
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $69,000.
* .25ltUMBlR41 NtMi ABlR82, Only
$19,000.


*1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$359,000.


GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTU-
NITY! 798 MOL sq. ft. steel build-
ing with brick. Zoned commercial
at one time had been Bea's Beauty
Shop on "'llhim'- Road in River
Oaks Subdivision. Many p >rl'il]
ties for commercial use, $65,900.
80064414


FANTASTIC 4BR/3BA home for
the extended family. Located in the
City of LaBelle, this 2,500* sq. ft.
home features spacious bedrooms,
cultured marble baths, i.l,; ,' .u iih
room, 2nd mIster suite ',r- I. c r..I
rate entrance, family --: I I. ir: l nl
with breakfast bar inJ .lmi.imnin
dining area. Custom closets and lots
of storage. Fenced, includes pole
barn '.'. i.'ik'l:p. dog pen, nice trees
and landscaping. $195,900.
80154524

A IlEi:N ION CON'I RACI ORS,
HOMEOWNERS AND BUSI-
NESS OWNERS. Need informa-
tion on HUB Zone lmlh-ii, -- r, i-
tration,. Enterprise Z:. 11 Ir IIr..-I
and tax benefits for businesses,
i'uil'lin, contractors and home.-
owners of Hendry County? Come in
and see Janet Papinaw.


COLNI RY HOMI: \'WITH IN-
TOWN AMENITIES. Located on
4.36 acres in S. Fort Myers on
Daniels Pkwy between Hwy. 41 and
Metro I'kLv.'. This ranch style CBS
home features 4BRi3BA, plus den,
vaulted cg., great room with fire-
place, master bath (w/spa tub),
kitchen with. island, pot rTck above,
butcher block counter and wood
cabinetry, split bedroom design,
breakfast bar, breakfast room with
fireplace, laundry room, pantry,
rlent 4 f closet space. Original
owner. Zoned AG,-2, central water
fot residence, '.:li irir,.irmon for
mature fruit trees, septic system,
winding paved asphalt drive, pale
barn, 2-metal. iiilJing,. with con-
crete floors. Pr'r- .rtv fenced.
$1,200,000. 80137666

NF-ARI.Y COMPI.E Itl 2BR.'IRA
stilt home in Port Labelle Unit 1.02 -
,I. 1i, o'tir ,'. Home will include
new appliances, laminate and tile
floors, sliding glass doors. Covered
d&ch.hi- rumi-i'inik ', ofr.'in:ilt
.,1':. .rmd ~.pi :- h.d I'.irk undl r
the house or enclose for added liv.-
ing area. Paved street, city water
and septic. $124,900. \ldjriiing lot
is available for additional $25,000.


2BRiL-T PLAN in Country
Village. Vaulted ceilings. large dinr
ing room window sc.ai. 2t,.10
screened lanai. Cornplctir. fur
wished. On cul-de-sac.


NEW CONSTRUCTION! Loc-'
.tr in riT u .Ir.tlle UnLit 102 onjay
STerraCc' "The Sutton" Total area
2,040 sq. ft. ,R.K R I\, vaulted ceil-
ings, large lr ing room, spacious
kil' hen. 2 car attached garage.
range, refrigerator, dj sh,,hLcr.
huge country front porch. Concrete
Irib c\..y. in. .n d.. pcd and -.odick..
lI;,\n 5159,900.

PORT LABELLE LOTS. PLENTY
TO CHOOSE FROM 2 side by
-i.d 101" in Unit 6 $30.000 each.
Unit 3 $29.900 each on Cadet
Circle $30,000 each. Side by side
lots are hard to find Get them while
you cant

2-5 ACRE 1I.ACIS \'.ACAN1
PROPERTY in Montura. Zoned
Rural Residential Farm. $81,000 to
$85,000


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DONNA KANE Lic. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold
Shary Weckwerth Jennifer Oswald
Denise Walker Beverly Curtis
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton


W HMV-ESEEZB SI
Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with private
gated entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft. of quality in this
3BR/2.5BAhome.-Home has 10 ft. ceilings, split floor plan,
French doors, solid surface countertops, custom cabinets,
gazebo overlooking river, boat dock w/lift, 3 carA/C garage
with car lift, 6 car carport, French doors open onto large
lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled acres w/190+feet of
river frontage.1,600,00e..'r
New construction 3BR/21BA split floor plan home on canal
with river access. Built to'Dade County Codes with cathe-
dral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances. Owner
financing possible or trade for hurricane damaged proper-
ties will be considered. $360 000. _-


5.7 acre Riverfront Estate homesite with high elevation
allows for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway.
Cash or owner financing possible. $960,000..
1/2Iare" ihCafo ou a reslaf m 'w iffI 'fTdnTh'e-ie me
trees. Build your dream home here. $400,000.


180 N. Budge St. LaBelle, FL
:(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
' www.heritagelandco.com
f Se Habla Espafiol


Weekend retreat on 20 acres: 1BR/1BA cabin nestled in
an oak hammock is the perfect spot for campfires...Jacks
Branch Creek runs along the northwest corner of the prop-
erty along with several other ponds. Property is complete-
ly fenced with palmettos and pinesthroughout._$600,000.
ExfionaTR 'de oA'me sidtea'uo 3o ace s.
Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10' ceilings,
plantation shutters, security system, wood laminate floor-
ing, crown molding, the list of amenities could go on and
on. Large tiled back porch over looks your own private'
pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the back of
the property is any man's dream. This elegant home is
class throughout! This one will not last Iong. $410,000.
3BMR7A N'ew"cnstfrubctio ,'cicfj ater' and" swer, lrge
bedrooms, tile and carpet, open floor plan on corner lot.
$192,000.
2 hIoriis ~obF aO'oenMa1' 3l is9TiBR28A" n and
Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house. Main house has
handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet floors..
$166,000.
A gr~eaplace TiT Mus'e 6+Ta es106tily'TenditocRed
pond, 12x14 shed, 4 horse stalls, nicely kept mobile home
with split floor plan plus 8x14 screened porch. A beautiful


piece of property in the country. $169,000.
Upate', c2ean an 'comfoMrt Wabe b n3 S f e oime in
the city limits. Security system and tile flooring throughout
home. Beautifully landscaped yard is adorned with oaks
and citrus trees. Don't let this one pass you by $144,900.
2BURBA'wli spacious roon'sr screened ack po-ch and
concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed.
Seller will give a $2,600 carpeting allowance. Roof is
approximately oneyear old. $134,900.
Locatfi~, LcaL oh 2B;i hYimeT'uieTderd-e~ i ad
and unattache s[lu o ,tR ieIlR T need of TLC.
Great potenlllWlflm1Os'Dlos homes in this neigh-
borhood are scarcely available. Make this one your own.
$120,000.
2BI?1 0ffr6i eTomde noiorof"li'eFveir.do^mpleleyf6eced
large yard, great for outdoor activities. 3 pole barns and a
shop on the property are an added bonus. Don't delay
$90o,000-.. ... ... ..., ...

1BR/1BA mobile home on 17+/- acres. Completely fenced,
2 wells, one for home and one for land. 30X14 pole barn,
10X10 shed w/electric. $249,000.
3BR?2BA'log cabin manufactured Rome i+T -beUs That
is fenced and cross-fenced. Features include built-in enter-
tainment center and garden tub. This is the perfect country
retreat on private road. $212J600.
Likn e, prii'e" s ai manu factuTe"Thbioe Twith
10X12 wood deck on 2.44 fe ci All appliances
refrigeratorsg E oG n freezer, wash-
er & dryer) less than one year old. 20X40 shop plus 10X10
shed. Quiet countryliving at its best $169,900.
JusTrie~ucidilllive acres"',feTce, sscrsenced"4 cov-
ered horse aJ6 W.enj uJ k THHl ublewide with
new roof an lPiT'are!",screen room carport, plus new
4"well. All this for only $169,900.
WelT kepf M Wr61 l61-ldt'2BRr'ie"ho m 'fhr"ipi o "floor
plan; plus 8X14 screened porch on 5 acres in Muse. Totally
fenced with stocked pond, 12X14 shed, 4 horse stalls. A
beautiful piece ofproperty in the country for only$169,900.
Rem6ddeleTMFFwifi"haw d wooMb orihg, fie carperanli3up-
graded vinyl. Kitchen include g.irtertops, pantry,
island and [lA MR l! : a bi rooms, jacuzzi
tub, therapeutic hot tub, cedar closets are just a few of the
many upgrades. 2+/- fenced and cross-fenced acres. 2
storage sheds 2 bay garage. $149 900.
Nicly remodeted3WR7B1A'miobie' w ddoniscr een
porch and ctfili rQO IIllAIlon 1.9 acres in
the country. 'geB uy at only $84,900.


2BR/2BA MH on .62 acres in mint condition. Features split
floor plan, pantry, covered deck and outbuildings. Must
see!! $84,900.
4.4 "acres -TndTot ifft Tat er1'-OnfI6a71lon.
Fenced with lljt 2RI lP tme needs TLC
and sold "As ls. $79900._
Douibwle ir W7i one acre in UT o euny' ffe ows e Bing
sold as is for only $74900.
19W' R7 W m0"'G i Boi o nl 2 Tos~6irncornier in
HorseshoeAcres. $6600 ._ ._ __ ._. _
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frontage. $106000.
0.2+'/-acre locate- 'jutf 6o dffowTn.'Fria l"i earaed.
$56490.


Just east of Hendry County Line'- 420 ft. on State Road 80
- Future land use Commercial. 5 acres. $660,000.
40 &ceTlaTimlin oran am grovjs JrbyThopson
and Hwy 7ttyelRaa l l e and irrigation.
$487,320.
20 acres of bI'oricraLand.Cl'eavily-wbode- tnF'm"any
varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the southeast
corner, Some lower lying areas are wet during the rainy
season but plenty of room to build a house and enjoy
natures beauty_$286,000.
20 acresin i use~ rat astreTai F fencedi'an'i~ss
fenced with cow well. Would.also make a great home site
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures priva-
cy with 4 pates allows for easyaccess. $266,000;
"ASratead aceage.dTmple lyrehbsdT^ Wwmls oni for
home and one for acreage. Acref.saup for orange
grove or palpl1qTf.lR C iNrgl e: 30X14 pole
barn, 1OXI- sha iw/electric. 12X47 1BR/1BA mobile
home. 17+/- acres. 249,000
Bud y our di am'omeTn ife' e Tddle bofh'isi' '5'Tacre oak
hammock in Alva. Pine and various citrus trees and very
little palmetto. $200,000.
5+ -acres onwMingingral ITV .' iMi'se'riva'cy &Tan-
quility for your dream home. House pad in place.
$160,000.
Hig' anTd' y ; acres'in' luse', end sn' s des T nd
gated. Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.
$146,000.
5+4~aces of o'wTedTa'n"a loed' "o thR "mainroaa in
Pioneer Plantation. Great location for a site built or manu-


fractured home. $1041900:
6 magnificent 1+ acre homesites on "prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $86,000 per acre, owners will not
split. .... -. .
4.46 acres 2nd lot off Tampa in Pioneer Plantation.
Fenced with 1990 2BR/2Ba MH. Mobile home needs TLC
and sold "As Is.' $79900.
Miiesfrom noise, yet.7.rmiutesfro toW6'n4S 'scdul'ed,
accessible acres in Ladeca. $64,900.
Looking for seclusion? This is 5+i/--secluded, accessi-
ble acres located on Queen Avenue, in LaDeca Acres.
$64000.
5+?wooLde ad s "in LTdeTa. Access' at't is'tie sude-
terminable. Manufactured homes and horse are permissi-
ble. $6,100.
Five areas in Pioneer on ram Avenue -Ta00s P
Two 2.5acreparcels in Pioneer-i 7i00 each.
2.5~partial'lyclearedacres perfctfor site builfor manufac-
tured home on Riviera in Pioneer Plantation. $36000.
NolTruch aicrageiefit 2.5+/- seclude&' accessib-e acres
in Pioneer. $30,000.
1.25+/- secluded acres located in Montura "Runches.
Great location for a site built ormobile home. $22o000


Oak trees grace this unique off-river lot in Riverbend S/D.
Bordering thousands of acres of undeveloped land.
$79,900. .....
Located offof Live Oak Lane, this' beautifuold Florida dou-
ble lot is partial c d i l | great quiet
location, won dIll ta08go wrong with this
pro1 erty $76,000.
Three adfafrntMuIdiing irotava'ila i-.j 1 U02.ETocated
in a cul-de-sa m yours. Only
$6600. --
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oou~l;nTotiu0t -.
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water & sewer
Homesites oni 'ortt sie 80 near goll course aross
from Ranchettes $26,000 & up
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Tennessee team wins state BBQ contest


Submitted by Allison Davis
Music City Pig Pals took a bite
out of the competition in the
culinary showdown of the sea-
son and was named Reserve
Grand Champion in the Wild Pig
N Pepper Jam state BBQ cham-
pionship at Gator Hammock on
New Years Day. Pig Pals team
members Lee and Bobbie
McWright, from Pleasantview,
TN, were thrilled with their win.
SThe wild Pig N Pepper Jam is
-sanctioned by the Kansas City
BBQ Society, the oldest and
largest sanctioning body for pro-
fessional BBQ competition. This
win insures their invitation to the
American Royal, the Kansas City
BBQ Society national champi-
onship, held in Kansas City, MOQ
in October 2005.
Buddy Taylor, president of
Gator Hammock Corp. and host
of the contest, presented the
McWrights with their trophy, a 4-
foot long wooden alligator, cre-
.ated especially for this event,
along with a ,check for
$2,000.00. I think they were
more excited about the 'gator,"
Taylor laughs. "Nobody had
,seen anything like it and they all
wanted to take it home."
Grand Champion (Second
Place), honors went to But-
,trubb.com (Byron Chism) of
Santa Rosa Beach, who received
-$1,500.00; Third Place winner
,was Home BBQ.com (Kevin
:Bevington) from Oviedo, Fourth
Place was Smoke Rings in the
Dark (Steve Browning) of Plant
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City, and Fifth Place went to Too
Hawg Nuts ( Mike English) from
Orlando.
Cosmic Cookin', (Tim and
Bridget Walter of LaBelle), the
only local professional team,
received Tenth Place in overall
ranking, Eighth Place for Pork,
and 10th Place for Brisket. Local
non-professionals, Sam
Kennedy and Dave Chapman
were proud of their Fifth Place in
the Chicken category.
KCBS representatives,
Stephen and Sue Smith, were on
hand throughout the contest to
make sure the rules were
enforced and to encourage all of
the participants to observe their
number one rule relax and just
have fun.
The 23 teams were scored in
four categories by KCBS certified
judges- chicken, ribs, pork butt
or shoulder, and beef brisket,
with the team garnering the
greatest total points taking first
place. Scoring can be from two
(not good) to nine (excellent)
points on appearance, taste and
tenderness on each entry.
In ancillary contests held
New Years Eve, local teams took
first place in two of five cate-
gories. Church Road Smokers
(Marshall Slovenski of Felda)
won for Best Chili and Smoke
Signals (Rocky and Jacob.
Lozano of Inimokalee) won for
Best Sauce.. Dr: Frank N Swine
(Frank and Tammy Ferzoco of
Orleans, MA) produced the Best
Pepper Jelly, and Too Hawg Nuts


created the Best New Year's Eve
Dish with their presentation of
crab cakes and bacon-wrapped
scallops garnished with baby
orchids.-The Best Dessert prize
went to Redneck BBQ (George
Mason of St. Cloud) for his
chocolate-wrapped cheesecake.
The ancillary contests are not
scored as part of any team's
overall points, but are mainly for
breaking the ice the night before
a big contest and having fun,
with the winner receiving
$100.00 for his or her efforts.
Crowds were estimated at
between 800 1,000 people,
who milled throughout Taylor's
property, sampling BBQ from
the teams or just lazing in lawn.
chairs spread out under the oaks
and cabbage palms, listening to
music from the "Mesa Band"
and chatting with friends, family
and out-of-towners here for the
first time.
There was a massage station,
where folks could get neck and
back massages for $1.00 per
minute, .provided by Minnie
Simpson, L.M.T., who turned
over all of her profits to the
Harry Chapin Food Bank.
"The weather couldn't have
been more perfect. We had
good team participation for a
first-time event and we were
well-attended," said Allison
Davis, who coordinated the con-
test with Taylor. "Every one of
the teams and the judges told
me they had a wonderful time
andthat they hoped to be invited


back next year," she added.
Later that evening, party-
goers were treated to some
down-home pickin' and grinnin'
by the "Felda Elders," with spe-
cial guests Norman. Taylor and
Phil O'Donnell, Taylor's father-.
and brother-in-law from Center-
ville, TN. O'Donnell is an accom-
plished songwriter and producer
on theNashville scene. As a trib-
ute to Buddy's mother, Kay.Tay-
lor, who passed away unexpect-
edly in 2004, family members
played and' sang her favorite
country songs.
Herb Dorsett, Director of
Development for the Harry
Chapin Food Bank of SW Flori-
da, brought a crowd of fellow
HCFB volunteers with him. They.
took 'away numerous boxes
filled with canned food dona-
tions brought by contest-goers
as their entry fee to the site: All
net profits from the contest will
be donated to the food bank.
"Right now, it looks like we will
be able to give them about
$1,000.00," said Taylor. "We
couldn't have done this without
a lot of help from our sponsors,"
he added. Sponsors include
Florida Community Bank, Max
Davis Maintenance Inc., T & M
Portable Restrooms, John Deere
Equipment, and AgTronix.
Taylor further said, "We
learned a lot this time out.-We
hope to be bigger and better
next year." He chuckled, "And in
response to the only complaint I
heard we'll eat a little earlier!"


Las Noticias en Espanol


Plantacion de
:Mariguana Confiscada
Once individuos eslan siendo
:arrestados por custodia federal
: despues de que la oficina del
Sherriff en el Condado Hendry
:junto con otras agencies des-
:cubrieron un plantacion de
marijuanaa en Montura que ha
-sido-calificada como la planta-
-cion mas grande descubierta en
t:odo ElEstado.
Se confiscaron 30.000 plants
:de marijuana que de haberse
%vendido en las calls como
:droga hubieran tenido un valor.
de $60 millones de dolares.
'"Nosotros esperamos que este
:sea un mensaje para todos los
produclores de drogasilegales,
no vamos a tolerar ninguha
operation de este tipo." Dijo el
Sheriff Ronnie Lee.
Seguro Para Menores
Families de Florida .con hijos
que no tienen seguro medico
puden aplicar pagando un pre-
ci razonable que les dara
buena asistencia medica.Las
aplicaciones del seguro Ni-os
Saludables (Health\ Kids) estan
disponibles en los centros de
salud, oficinas de doctors, hos-
pitales y cualquier oficina ecar-


gada de salud Tiene que poner
la aplicacion antes del 30 de
enero.
Adolescente
Desaparecida
U'na familiar de La Belle ha
estado buscando a su hija desde
el 30 de diciembre del 2004 y
mantienen la esperanza de que
alguien les ayude a encontrarla.
Sandra Thaxton de edad 14 y
estudiante de la Escuela Medi-
ana se vio la ultima vez en el
refugio de adolescenles Oasis en
Fort Myers, ella ha vivido toda la
vida en La Belle.Mide 5'4 pies de
altura, pesa aproxirriadamente
118 libras, ojos de color casta-o
claroy pelocaf claro.
Si usted ha visto a Sandra o
sabe algo de ella por favor llame
a estos numerous:
"Tips" 1800-780-8477. Ofici-
na del Sheriff: 1-877-723-2728 o
,63-674-4060.
Henderson Esta
involucrado Con
Homicidio
Despues de un dia de la cap-
tura del joven James Robert
Henderson de edad 19, La Ofici-
na del Alguacil en El Condado


Hendrv lo encontro involucrado
con el asesinato de Danny
Woosley como se los infor-
mamos la semana pasada.
En una conferencia de prensa
official del 6 de enero Ronnie Lee
dijo que Henderson es la unica
persona vinculada o relacionada
con la muerte de Woosley quien
era un hombre negocios muy
querido por toda la comunidad
de La Belle. Segun el informed de
Las autoridades Henderson se
escape de la carcel.el 30 de
diciembre,se quito el uniform
se puso otra ropa y se fue director
a la residencia de Woosley, alli
entro y se fue al lugar donde el
guardaba armas de fuego y
cuchillos.La policia piensa que
sorprendio a Woosley en la
entrada de la casa porque Ilego
repentinamente y en ese


moment le disparo 5 balazos.
Ronnie Lee dijo que se investi-
gara con una agencia separada
de la policia porque Henderson
se escape tan facil de la carcel y
nadie se dio cuenta ni informo
su desaparicion inmediata-
mente.
Desde 1911 la Ferreteria Jen-
nings ha sido de la familiar
Woosley, el informant de la
familiar Larry Woosley dijo que
el esta muy agradecido por las
simpatias oracionesycondolen-
cias de toda la comunidad ."Yo
no tengo la menor duda de que
mi hermano esta en el cielo
porque el era un cristiano muy
fiel, su muerte ha sido una
pesadilla de la que no nos recu-
peramos'todavia porque somos.
una familiar muy unida"Comen-
to don Larry.


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Birthdays


January 21: Fran Spencer.
Ronald Harris, William Miller, Jay
Fo6oe, Jaunne Howard, Martha
Jayne Gouriey, Shurtz Harrell,
Bridgelt To\'wnsend, Marie Sum-
merall, Rhonda Wells, James Ray
Nipper, Amber Barnard, Wayne
Dahlgren, Brell Hoeppner, Ricar-
do Rodriguez, Brian Crumb
January 22: Robert Cross,
Eddie lee Tanner, Garlield Tib-
belts. Karen Greer. Rose Mason,
Richard Miller, Linda Evans,
Charles Reynolds, Jr., Joshua
Roberts, Jason Hoeell, Matt Bal-
lard, Robert Lee Herrera, Jr.
January 23: Marie Peers,
Wayne Summerall, Flora Cross,
Tommy Jones, Chris Robbins,
Levi Knox, Glend Gaskins, Beverly
Schram, Kevin Anderson
January 24: Stere Watkins,
Buddy Messer, Donna Howard,
Olivia Bough, Josie Colson, San-
dra Carlton, Stephanie Snyder,
Jeanie Collom. Francisco Gonza-
lez, Mary Ayala, A'lssa R. Whigh-
am,SueStumpf .


January 25: Harless McGilbary,
Naomi Thigpen. Sean Waldron,
Linda Spradlin, Robert Denning,
Franklin Lawson, Leo Troutman,
Roy.Holt. Jr., Dolly Blancell, Fran-
cis DuPont, Alice Wright, Jerry
Howell, Alfred C. Williams, Jen-
nifer Timms
Januaiy26: Jerry Cross, Mattie
Curry, Henry Ta\ lor, Arleigh Sum-
merall, Shelia Allen, Sherri Cribbs,
Bob Hampton, Stuart Beach,
Wayne Hicks, Cecil Saucier, Sr.,
Betty Ann Roberts, Diana Fussell,
Jose Morena, Everett Williams,
Taylor Summerall, William Likens
January 27: Tommy Howard,
Donald Muller, Katherine Todd,
June Colding, Brian Gann, Ruth
Rosario, Frances Colding, Lee
Downs, Jennifer Kittendorf, Caro-
line Felt\, Columbus Robinson,
KristinaIPuletti, Joan-Thomas, B.J.
Daniels. Nicole Leeming, June;
Williams, Julie Curtis, Mary L.
Williams, ,Wilma Williams,
Amber Ballard. Jessica Decker


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Jimmy Carter: An example of a truly good man


By Barbara Oehlbeck
He probably was not the
most brilliant politician south of
the Mason-Dixon line, or north
of it for that matter, but he was,
and is, a truly good man whose
aim was the same and is for
his country as for his fellow
men.
As a reporter-columnist for a
Southwest Florida newspaper, I
was ever mindful that a story is
where you find it. Consequently,
one fine day, on my way home, I
saw a young boy darting off and
on the road with a big home-
made sign with bold, crooked
letters nailed to a wooden stick
reading: BROWN EGGS FOR
SALE REAL FRESH.
Of course, I have a soft spot
for a kid with blonde hair blow-
ing in the wind, and a wide
friendly grin sprinkled with
freckles. I stopped and bought
eggs...more than we needed. He
was a bright boy, inquisitive,
enthusiastic and determined.
We talked a bit and laughed'a
lot. Turned out he lived down
"that-a-way" he said, pointing to
a small white house at the end of
a narrow dirt lane, off Bucking-
ham Road.


"School?" I asked.
Yes Ma'm. I like politics 'n his-
tory the best. I get pretty good
grades...mostly."
Suddenly changing gears, he
asked, "You like Reagan or
Jimmy Carter?"
I was so taken aback I started
stumbling and stammering but
he came to my rescue. "Well,"
he began. "I'm tellin' you, I like
Jimmy Carter. Now I like Mr.
Reagan, too, but just seems that
I keep on liking Mr. Carter bet-
ter...
I've read 'bout how good' he
is to people in his town in Geor-
gia that don't have much, and in
other countries, too.... know
what I mean?"
I told him I understood, trying
not to let him know I was egging
him on to keep talking...telling
me what a ten or eleven-year-
old "business boy" was think-
ing.
The summer sun was bright
and warm and a south wind tou-
sled his blond hair there on the
side of the road. But he didn't let
the conversation deter him from
his "business." As he talked and
I listened, he kept holding up his
sign to every car that passed.
Some stopped, bought eggs and


said they'd be back the next
week.
I stayed there listening and
taking pictures until he'd sold
out of "fresh brown eggs," then I
rushed home and wrote about
the young man in the egg busi-
ness.
Less than a week after the
story came out the phone rang,
my husband answered it, then
quickly whispered handing me
the phone..."This may be a joke
but somehow I don't think it
is..."
When I said hello, I heard,
"This is Jimmy Carter. I've just
received a newspaper featuring
a front page story about a young
boy and his brown egg business.'
I called the paper and was given
your name and number ... am I
speaking to ...?" And the conver-
sation went on from there. Yes,
the call was from former Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter (his voice
was as much like him as his
photograph), and yes, someone
had sent the paper to him. Mr.
Carter continued, "I'd like to
send this young man a token of
my appreciation and would
appreciate your giving me his
address..."


Immediately Mr. Carter sent
David an autographed photo-
graph, along with a special com-
mendation on authentic
embossed-in-gold White House
stationary.
The next issue of the paper
featured the following story:

CARTER 'SALUTES YOUNG
BUSINESS BOY!
."He wrote me a letter!...and
sent me his 'pitcher'...and it's
BIG ...in color...and he put his
name on it...JIMMY
CARTER...that's President
Jimmy Carter!....I mean he was
the President...he's the real
Jimmy Carter"..and the words
came tumbling out in a happy
stream like a marching band.
David stopped catching his
breath. After all, not many his
age ("I'll be 11 come Septem-
ber") have had such an experi-
ence. August 5 was a big day in
the young life of blue-eyed
David. Truth is, it was an extraor-
dinarily big day, the one that did
indeed bring a personal letter
from former President Jimmy
Carter and a BIG autographed
photograph in color.
David and I didn't talk much


about the brown egg business
that day, or summer camp, or
his horse or anything except the
letter with the gold United States
seal..."Like I mean REAL
GOLD!"
The Ben Franklin Store near-
by offered to custom mat and
frame the letter and the photo-
graph as a gift. "Thank
you...thank you...I mean I sure
dothankyou,Sir.."
And the quick, wide grin lit
up the summer-brown face and
more pictures were taken. It was
not only a big day, it was a good
day, a purely grand day...just
knowing that a man who had
occupied the highest position in
this country, in fact in the world,
could and would take the time
to encourage a small, shy
boy...in the brown egg busi-
ness...and, in the sometimes dif-
ficult business of growing up.
David walked with me to my
truck saying, "I sure would like
to show my teacher this letter
and Jimmy Carter's 'pitcher'...I
believe he might like it I believe
he might..."
Yes, David, I'm sure your
teacher will like your special let-
ter from President Jimmy Carter.


And I'm sure, too, that August:
5, 1982, had the day had been
graded, it would have earned an
A-plus.
Yes, whether you, or we, like
his politics or lack of same we.
have to vow that
Jimmy Carter is a good man,
whose concept of mankind in
the universe is more than a little
unusual. He doesn't just see
needs, at home or abroad, he
feels these needs and they hurt
him. So he tirelessly uses his
uncommon energies working to
alleviate at least some of the
needs wherever he finds them.
And the world is a better
place for the likes of Jimmy
Carter, who could and would
take the to the time to encour-
age a young boy sellihg "brown
egg real fresh" on the side of a
country road.
Now, 22 years later, David
Leighton Howell is all grown up,
married and the father of two-
children. Arid he's still an entre-
preneur, as an adult he's in the
construction business. Of
course, he still has the letter and
the picture from Jimmy Carter in
his home in Lehigh Acres where
he lives with his family.


FGCU receives Criminal Justice funds


Florida Gulf Coast University
Division of Justice Studies recently
received funding from the U.S.
Department of Justice to establish
a Center for Excellence in Criminal
Justice and Public Safety including
the Institute for Technological
Innovation and Research to
address the needs of the law
enforcement and public safety
community on various less lethal
weapons systems.
Through innovative scholarly
research methods, the Institute for
Technological Innovation and
Research advances knowledge,
fosters collaboration between law
enforcement, industry and aca-
demic to address specific prob-
lems in the use of force, and cre-
ates opportunities for students to


participate in the use of force and
scholarly research in the area of
less lethal weapons technology.
"As SWAT teams around the
country dedicate one or more offi-
cers to the use of a less lethal
weapon during entries, it becomes
decidedly more important for them
to be able to choose the right tool
for the individual need that arises
on a case-by-case basis," justice
studies assistant professor and
Institute director Charlie Mesloh
said.
The Institute provides distance
learning or computer-based train-
ing programs in the area of less
lethal weapons for both students
and practitioners.
FGCU'and partner organiza-
tions in federal, state and local law


enforcement work collaboratively
to bring together subject matter
experts to examine the science
behind police use of force.
"Traditionally, law enforcement
training in this area focuses upon
the mechanics, or the 'how,' of
each less lethal tool and its deploy-
ment, while scholarly research, or
the 'why,' is given only a cursory
discussion," Mesloh said.
Weapons and equipment pur-
chased for the Institute create
hands-on, cutting edge courses to
provide students with a unique
experience that is not offered at
any other university in America.
A special topics course sched-
uled for spring 2005 gives students
basic training with the less lethal
tools of law enforcement and the


opportunity to analyze high profile
use-of-force cases.
Equally significant, the course
trains students to use their knowl-
edge of less lethal weapons to
think analytically and to examine
the facts of use-of-force incidents
with exceptional discernment.
"This course ties these concepts
together and creates a less lethal
weapons specialist that is capable
of making and defending use of
force policy decisions."
The Institute provides students
with the opportunity to experience
tools that include chemical agents,
electrical weapons such as the
TASER, police dogs, impact
weapons, and less lethal munitions
from grenade launchers and shot-
guns.


Senior Connections


Diabetic Awareness
Classes offered at
Senior Connections
Senior Connections is offering
an 8-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m. each Wednesday at the
Nobles Senior Center. Classes will
include the diabetic diet, nder-
standing carb counting, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of dia-
betes (the A1C test, Blood Pres-
sure, and cholesterol.) All diabet-
ics, long term or newly
diagnosed, are welcome.
Post disaster help for
older adults
Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
still, call the agency at its office
locations in LaBelle, (675-1446)
Clp'iston, (983-7088) and Moore


Haven (863-946-1821.) In partner- SHINE
ship with United Way and Senior
Solutions (an,area agency on availab
aging) disaster funds are still avail- Insuran
able'to help older adults who con- trained SH
tinue to need assistance with such able every
issues as roof repair, insurance Wedne:
dedtictibles, appliance repair or Nobles C
Haven at SE
replacement, chore work, etc. Havenatec
Senior Connections case man-
agers can help the older adult find Winter
a resource, for the problems they E
are experiencing. Extrav


Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings will be Wednes-
day, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in Clewiston,
and Wed., Jan. 26 in Moore
Haven. All support group meet-
ings take place at Senior Connec-
tions offices. (Call 675-1446 for
more info.)


counselor
ble
ice counseling with a
INE counselor is avail-

sdlay morning at
enter and in Moore
senior
tions offices.


iganza IV


Mark your calendar for Winter
Extravaganza IV on Saturday, Jan-
uary 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the his-
toric Hendry House in LaBelle.
Senior
Connections and United Way
of Hendry and Glades present this
popular charity event featuring
the arts. This year, Matlacha artist
Judy Smith is the special guest.
Judy Smith's paintings have won


numerous awards and been
exhibited in major juried shows in
New York, Los Angeles and else-
where. The Matlacha woman's
art is on display, in exhibitions at
ArtHouse and The Arts for ACT
Gallery. Tickets for the event are
$50 each, and business sponsor-
ships are still available starting at
$250. Call 675-1446 for ticket or
event information.
Faith In Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or.
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by vol-
unteering can call the same
phone numbers.


SWFAS receives Johnson Foundation grant


Southwest Florida Addiction
Services (SWFAS) has been
selected along with 12 other treat-
m.et sites throughout the United
States to participate in a national
program of the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation.
The project, called Paths to
Recovery, is part of a unique learn-
ing collaborative designed to
improve access and retention in
substance abuse treatment. This
collaborative, the Network for the
Improvement of Addiction Treat-
ment (NIATx), is a partnership
between Paths to Recovery, the
Center for Substance Abuse Treat-
ment's Strengthening Access and
Retention (STAR) program, and
a number of independent
addiction treatment organiza-
tions.
"We are very excited to join
with colleagues from across the
country to participate in this
important project," said SWFAS
Executive Director Kevin B. Lewis.
"Our staff worked very hard on
the grant proposal and to be
selected among the top 13 is a
credit to their hard work."
Nearly 140 agencies through-
out the nation participated in the
highly competitive grant applica-
tion process. The SWFAS project
seeks to redesign processes within
addiction treatment programs,
such as client intake, assessment,
scheduling, outreach and family
involvement, in order to make
them more efficient.
"The overall goal is to create a
more efficient system for both.
patients and' staff that makes it
easier for patients to complete
treatment," Lewis said.
Specific goals Of NIATx are to:
Reduce waiting time
between first request for service
and first treatment.
Reduce the number of


patients who do not keep appoint-
ments.
Increase the number of peo-
ple admitted to treatment.
Increase the length of time
that patients remain in treatment.
Nationally, fewer than one in
four people addicted to alcohol or
other drugs receive treatment, and
as many as half of those who do
successfully access care leave
treatment before its full benefit
can be realized. There are three
main reasons for this, according to
David Gustafson, director of the
NIATx initiative.
"For some the issue is finances,
for others the issue is readiness.
But we've found that often the real
issue keeping patients from treat-
ment is the way that services are
delivered, and this is the issue


each organization participating in
the NIATx is addressing," he said.
SWFAS is the oldest and largest
comprehensive substance abuse
treatment and prevention pro-
gram in Southwest Florida. Since
1980, SWFAS has helped more
than 58,000 residents in Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry
counties' rebuild their lives.
SWFAS offers treatment and pre-
vention services at all levels of
intensity including residential, out-
patient counseling, and group
therapy. In addition, SWFAS pro-
vides detoxification services for
adults, prevention programming
in the schools, and an Employee
Assistance Program for about 80
Southwest Florida businesses.
The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, based in Princeton,


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N.J., is the nation's largest philan-
thropy devoted exclusively to
health and health care. It concen-
trates its grantmaking in four goal
areas: to assure that all Americans
have access to quality health care
at reasonable cost; to improve the
quality of care and support for
people with chronic health condi-
tions; to promote healthy commu-
nities and lifestyles; and to reduce
the personal, social and economic
harm caused by substance abuse -
tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.


' Dana Howard Weekley Post 130


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placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.

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TESTAMIENTO Domingo,
10 a.m. y 6 pm.. Manes
7.30 p.m., 300 Davis en la
esquina e Bryan 673-
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Busy Home Health Agency
Expanding to this
area looking'for:
Per diem RN/HHAOT/
ST/MSW & marketer.
SCall:
1-866-766-0033
or fax resume to:
941-575-4445
Carpenters Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
CUSTODIAL
Supervisor for the Hendry
County Commissioners.
Must have supervisory
experience: FT w/benefits,
Apps. can be obtained
'from the HR Dept,
Courthouse inLaBelle,
or Sub-office In Clewiston.
Deadline for submissions
Jan. 26,2005 @ 5PM. Vet
pref. E.O.E.O Drugfree. Ap-
plicants w/dlsablitles
needing assistance in ap-
plying (863)675-5352
Driver-COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses 'Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer., : (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


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FREE ESTIMATES I
S Metal Roofs Re-Roofs Roof Repairs
Pole Barns Vinyl Siding Soffil & Facia I
I Offi (863) 675-7045
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SF Tree Trimming .
& Removal


Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping

S863-675-0403
i .* Licensed and Insured

EVERET ANDERSON III


IRRIGATION CANAL CLEAN-UPI
GOT DIRTY CANALS
GIVE ME A CALL
CEUL 863-673-1536
INEXE 158*17*32491

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Auto & Truck Repair
SAM CAIADIiORlINM SPECIALIST
Latest in Electronic Diagnostics
4X4 &8 Heavy Equipment
Brakes -ETC AG#V45117
.E i L j329 South Bri.l, Street
LaBellc. FL 3935
PHON : (863) 675-9898
WI I&t CELl.: (863) 673-1328


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ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
SEEKS EXP'D
Hydraulic Crane Operator
* Concrete Formwork Carpenters
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron. I
EOE/DFWP


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H* Hroiu Haulinji ODeiils .n Homne: 863
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CARPET CLEANING
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SPr-uure Cleainiig tlitiUiiiiLii qRt'iurs
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LaB.I11.. FL ..3975
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I Jimmy (239) 82- 4251 Kelvin (863) 678 3783


drlvers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & MUch morel
North American Tank
Lines
(866)748-6285.
Se nesecitan
choferes.
para dump trucks. Se
require licencla'clase A.
Call 863-673-1591
or 863-673-1571


Government & Postal.
Jobs** Public Announce-
ment. $12-$48/hour. Now.
Hiring. BENEFITS & RE-
TIREMENT. APPLICATION
AND INFO: (800)573-
8555 Dept. P835 8am-
11pm 7 days.


OPENINGS NOW
Need two full time Welde/
Fabricators. Experienced
only apply. Call. Mike
(863)675-3424.


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A.Duda & Sons, Inc.
CITRUS BELLE PLANT
6000 Highway 29 South
LaBelle, FL 33975-0519
(863) 675-0336
Duda & Sons, Citrus Belleis an equal opportunity employer.
A. Duda &,Sons, Citrus Belle in LaBelle Florida is accept-
ing applications for immediate job openings for Night Shift
Blender of juice products. Successful candidate needs to
have the ability to learn the followingjob skills. Applicants
must be willing to work overtime hours. Verbal and writ-
ten English communication skills are required. Bilingualin
Spanish plus.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
* Communicate and understand instructions in
Enghsh BRtlngual plus.
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* Have basic mniatih skills.'
* Measure and add ingredients like oils and calcium
to meet product, blend specifications along with
performing general plant sanitation in Production
Areas, Blend Areas and other Plant environments.
* Will train blender positions.
Individuals must applv in person at "the Citrus


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STHE IMMOKALEE CITRUS
CANKER ERADICATION PROGRAM
Is seeking qualified applicants for
Citrus Tree Surveyors. The minimum
requirements are a valid Florida
Driver's License and English language
skills. A high school diploma or GED,
and 2 years of experience in agricultural
field work are preferred. Applications
may be obtained from the office located
at 424 E. New Market Rd., Unit #10,
lmmdkalee FL 34142 or from the
MyFlorida internet site at;
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.hrm/jobsdirect/app.pdf.
Applications must be received by 5:00pm
Friday, January 28, 2005. The Citrus Tree
Surveyor position involves walking either
in citrus groves or residential areas and
requires the careful examination of citrus
trees. Call (239)658-3684 for
more information.


HENRY COUNTY RECYCLING &
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
is accepting applications for a
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
This is a full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description and
requirements can be obtained from the
Human Resource Department,
Located in the Courts Building Annex,
second floor in Labelle, or at the
Hendry County Sub-Office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is
01/21/05 at 5:00 pm
Veteran's preference.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Druq/Smoke free workplace.
Applicants with disabilities needing
assistance in applying call the
Human Resource Office.


FOOD TRANSPORTER
Immediate opening available for
Krome CDC & Labelle CDC.
Good physical health and the ability to
lift over 50 Ibs, and carry large boxes.
Valid Florida drivers license
and reliable transportation.
Please apply with Delma Gonzalez
@ the Krome CDC 551 W.Cowboy Way
or Oneida Rodriguez at Labelle CDC 379"
State RD. 29, S LaBelle, Fl. 33975
by January 21,2005. We are an Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer. We do not discriminate, on
the basis of race, color creed, sex, sexual or-
ientation, age or national origin, religion, or
disabilities.


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INFANT TODDLER
TEACHER TRAINEES
Immediate openings available for the Krome
Child Development center. From or familiar
with local community. Strong desire to work
with children and be sensitive to their needs.
Able and willing to follow directions, cooper-
ate with staff, and be a team player. High
School diploma or willing to obtain. Must
have a physical within 10 days of hire, must
have 40 hr. HRS training within 1st year of
employment, and must be 18 yrs of age to
have a group of children. Please apply at the
RCMA Krome CDC 551 W.Cowboy Way La-
bekke, Fl. 33975. By January 21, 2005 We
are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed,sex, sexual orientation, age or national
origin, religion, or disabilities.


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Yoder Brothers, a major supplier of horticultural products
has an opportunity for a bilingual (English/Spanish)
Supervisor to supervise the.activities of a production
crew. Qualified candidates must possess 2+ years of agri-
culture/horticulture supervisory experience. Enjoy work-
ing in an outdoor environment and e flexible with regard
to work schedule. Interested individuals seeking year-
round employment and excellent benefits call, e-mail or
fax resumes to:
Human Resources Recrutier
Attn: Alex Galarza
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920
Tel: 239-728-2535 ext. 230
Email: galarza@yoder.com
Fax:239-728-2522


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a FENCE MAN for
the Ranch area with experience.


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A COOL TRAVEL Job.
Now hiring (18-24 po-
sitions). Guys/Gals to
work and travel entire
USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging
furnished. Call today,
Start today. (866)838-
nqo7
Driver for Male Executive
to appts. CDL pref'd and
must have clean driving
record. Average 5 hrs. per
wk. Call 863-675-7309 for
interview.

OFFICE CLEANERS LIM-
PIADORES DE OFICI-
NA Office/Hotels/
Apartments Part Time/
Full Time Start Today
Florida State. Day/
Night/weekends Eng-
lish: (877)897-0067
Spanish: (877)551-
9110.


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Good benefits plus retirement. CARING CNA COMPANION
w/20 yrs. exp. & ref. is
Apply in person at the avail. 7 days wk. in your
Alico office, home. 239-537-9170
640 S. Main St., LaBelle. ,
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Alico, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Business
Opportunities 305
lMoney Lenders 310
ALICO INC.
LI IN .Tax Preparation 315
is now hiring a FENCE MAN for
the Ranch area with experience.
Good benefits plus retirement. NOTICE
Apply in person at the Independent Newspapers
Alico office, will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
640 S. Main St., LaBelle. that is illegal or consid-


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A National supplier of horticultural products and
services has an immediate opening for a
Journeyman Electrician. Qualified candidates will
have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in control
circuits, 120V, 240V single phase and 240V, 480V 3-
phase systems. Apply in person or fax resume to:
Human Resources Recrutier
Attn: Alex Galarza
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920
Tel 239-728-2535 ext. 230
Email: galarza@yoder.com
Fax:239-728-2522

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NOW HIRING
EXPERIENCED
SECURITY GUARD
MUST Be. Able To Work Flexible Hours.
Competitive Pay & Excellent Benefits.


Apply In Person @
Jack M. Berry, Inc., Hwy. 80.
S Drug Free Work Place. E.O.E.


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Medical 21


iHENDRY REGIONAL
I MEDICAL CENTER


Registered Nurses
*Full time Med /Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. FL RN Lic,,
1 yr experience preferred will train new graduate,
Must have BLS, $3,000 Sign On Bonus
*Support RN for all nsg areas FL RN License w/at
least 1 yr expenence in area of expertise
*Full Time Social Servces/UR Case Manager-FL RN


Lic, 5 yrs hospital expenlence a plus
Full Time/Perdiem LPN I or II
*FL LPN Lie & IV Cert., Proof of cert in IV Therapy req,
Full & Part Time Positions Available
Home Health
*Full time Registered Nurses
*Physical Therapist- A rmn of 2 yrs e p in Med/Surg or
Rehab Nursing is required. Home Care exp. is pref.
CoqpetJIew Salary Ecekent BeneHffis Crhial
I IVrMPam d F e A, tancW
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


HIRING FOR MOBILE
HOME SET-UP
Must have dependable,
pick-up truck for field
work. Good pay.
Call:
863-675-4300
or 863-673-0430
,Looking for Driver/Worker
for Tile Construction
Cleanup, Clean driving
record, Bilingual a plus,
room for advancement,
Salary neg. based on exp.
Call for appt. (863)675-
3135 Iv. msg.


Need experienced
Masons & Laborers
with transportation.
(321)517-9010
Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext. 401.

RANCH FORMAN &
TRUCK DRIVER
Fax resume to:
(8630675-6675.


ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or 'doubts
about any ad on Ihese
Spages, we advise that be-
ore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 1-
800-834-1267 for previ-
ous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


$1500 WEEKLY GUAR-
ANTEED NOW .AC-
CEPTING APPLICA-
TIONS $50 CASH HIR-
ING BONUS GUARAN-
TEED IN WRITING
(888)318-1638 Ext
07 .
www.USMailingGroup-
.com.

#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #B02428.


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-'
sold!


REAL ESTATE-Stop
wasting time No Li-
cense OK. Unbelieyea-i
ble training NOW with
income to transition to
full time high commis-
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www.ProfitinRealty.c-
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www.startuppower.com
will get you onyour way to
SUCCESS. Experienced
mentors -guide you
through our 6 wk home
course. More than lust a
course, a REAL OPPOR-
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SALES Experience Helpful,
Bilingual A plus HS Diplo-
ma or G.E.D. Required.
White's Furniture
& Appliances
1060 HWY 29 S
LaBelle Fl, 33935
(863)675-0717

TOLL COLLECTORS
WANTED
Yeehaw- Ft Pierce.
Call {772-}429-1452.
WELDER/LABORER
NEEDED
Apply within: 90 Evans Rd.
LaBelle, Florida.


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


BABY
SITTING SERVICES
Charged by the Day
Meals provided
(863)675-3904 Christina

Mature Christian
Woman with beautiful
home & healthy lifestyle
will be happy to care
for your children.
Call 863-885-1497.


COMPUTER SERVICE,
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000, ME, XP. licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925


SALLY MAE
DISC JOCKEY
Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties, quin-
ceaneras. 675-1625.


Mountain Golf Home-
sites! Prestigious
,;rjmnurunity weNang
inrougroui Dye de-
signed 18 hole cham-
pionship course in
breathtaking Blue
Ridge Mtns of South
Carolina. Call for Your
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


LADIES 3 SPD- Huffy, 26"
good cond, $25
(863)763-1997


NOW OPEN
IN LABELLE
ArceneauxThrift Shop
339 Hwy 80
(863)675-0948

WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
863-675-8760, 257-0879


METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


COMPUTER DESK
OAK
$100
(863)673-1318


Services


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GOLF CAR, YAMAHA $200
AS IS. Call (863)674-
0746.

GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.


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GERMAN ORTGIES- Semi
auto pistol, $150.
(863)763-4961.

SPANISH STAR, Semi-.
Auto. Pistol, 380 cal.
Hammerless, $175
863-763-4961


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AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

Mobilhome Doors-
Peach colored Vinyl
siding, stove, dish
washer & Addl. vari-
ous items, Price to
sell (863)634-2817


Bair's Electronics Service, Inc.
PREFERRED AUTHORIZED NEXlEL REPRESENTATIVE
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561-996-7687


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc,560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies..'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
7s t & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740


COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leather,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd.$5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
DR HUTCH- large, hard rock
maple, 54Wx75Hx19D,
exc cond, $450 neg.
(863)763-6342.
END TABLE, Oak coffee ta-
ble, Refrigerator & desk
$140., will separate.
(863)467-1009
ENTERTAINMENT
Center Cherry
$200 '
(863)673-1318
ENTERTAINMENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.
SLEEPER SOFA 3
cushion light multi
colors exc. cond.
$225 (863)675-7350
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
S863-467-9284
THREE WHEEL BIKE-
Basket in the back,
nice bike, $100.
neg. (863)763-6791.


WANTED
USED BAND SAW
10 inch or
better (863)612-9233


Agricullure

f:ITWZ


MOWER, 5 Ft., Never Used
& 1) 500 Ib cap. Fertilizer
Spreader & 1) 36" Scrap-
er Blade for Garden Trac-
tor.All for $400,
239-728-8840


BABY GOAT.
$75.
(863)675-0247


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O 4BR 2BA
$612/MO
Amnal Inome To Qualify
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-5859
Fax: (863)675-5793


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OVER 100 TEAPOTS
FOR SALE
$1 & up
(863)675-3312.


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DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.
xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor Includ-
ed. $125 239-728-5227


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SPA! Overstocked! New
7 person spa-Loaded!
Includes cover, deliv-
ery & warranty. $2999,
was $5999. (888)397-
3529.


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Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Call 863-675-3955
TREE TRIM & REMOVAL
Stump Grinding
Brush & Palmetto Removal
Fence clearing, Fire &
Cooking wood available
(863)234-1230
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
Items in the classilleds.


FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
.(863)675-6738.


BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK -BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
Included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and,
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

COLONIAL COUCH- Pull out
ueen size bed, good con-
ition ( $100. neg.
(863)447-1199.


ELECTRIC LIFTER- Used
only 5 month, good condi-
tion, $450. (863)610-
1153. -
ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.
JET III POWER CHAIR- with
2 new batteries, asking
$600. (863)675-8092.


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Musical ^^
Instr~uments


GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.
RECORDER, Fostex, Multi-
Track, Digital, Model VF160
w/16 tracks & case. New!
$450 (863)675-2782


Of~ficeSple
Eqipmn -665


METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.


Pet Supies
Sevie 6701


AFRICANS PEARL
GUINEAS
1 Pair, Muse area
(863)675-4981
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIF"
Looking to cuddle up in
your home! Price
negotiable. 863-675-9218
TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hith
cert. (863)983-6537.


S LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
863-673-1491


BAY GELDING 2% yr. old.
30 days pomf. training. grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.

HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, /4
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.

SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
fype with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.


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FORD 8' Disk, 28ea x18"
spaced 7" ready to tow &
work $250
(239)357-5984

FUEL TANK
on stand
w/1lOvolt pump, 260 gal.
$225 (239)357-5984

LAWN MOWERS, 1) '94
Snapper, 1) '01 Yardsmen.
Goo cond. w/elec. starts.
$800/both. (803)075-3625


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


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CAMCORDER, SHARP
VHS full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM Includes
standard Installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to
over 225 channels!
Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Ap-
nlM chi nn An 7R


SEWING MACHINE
& CABINET
$150
(863)357-1078



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650. '
(863)234-1230

TV ANTENNA MOTOR,
BOOSTER & CONTROL
UNIT, ALL $50. (863)763-
7989.


GATHER HOMECOMING
@ Germaine arena for the
1/27 floor seats @ $41.82
(863)675-2381

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Rentals


Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House- Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


2BR/2BA MH, on secluded
private property. $600 mo.
sec. dep. & ref's req'd.
800-659-5654



LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
.incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. incl tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. incl tax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incl tax 24 hr
access $25 returnable key
deposit. 863-675-2392

FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.


SCOWDEN STORAGE
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Acess!
24/7, Lighted & Secured
t-800-659-5654


LUXURY RIVERFRONT
HOME FOR RENT
3BR/2BA
New dock, $1500 per mo.
Call Sherri Denning @
Southern Land
Real Estate LaBelle
675-4500


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 Propertyls80


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CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE!
MUST SEE THE BEAU-
TIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC
MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & In-
vestments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-
5868.




Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.com


*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trashto treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River lots.
Paved
roads,Clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
POSSIBLE $5K DIS-
COUNT! Bear' River
Community Call
(866)411-5263.


BELMONT AREA, .4 +/- Ac.
Lot is Cleared & Ready to
Build. City Water & Sewer,
(863)675-3699. ;
MONTURA RANCH, (3) 11/
acre Lots @ $24,000. ea.
in a Growing are. Se Habla
Espanol. (239)980-7168
PORT LABELLE
Unit 2 @ $28,000. &
Unit 9 @ $22,000.
1A Acre ea. Water & Elec.
561-385-3282
Owner Agent


Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237

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WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS North Carolina
Where there is: Cool
Mountain Air, Views &
Stream, Homes, 'Cab-
ins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.-
com.


Mobile Homes

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FT. DENAUD- 2BR, 2BA,
Needs TLC, On 2 acres of
property, $450 + 1st
month, 863-674-1272.
LABELLE 2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard/dog kennels,
$800 mo. 863-675-0913/
234-9540.
Near LaBelle,
2BR, 2BA, on Philips Rd,
21/2 acres,- w/d, frig &
stove, $600 + 1st & last
& ref's. Available February
1st. Call 239-634-7778.
NEW 3BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Tanglewood Oaks
S/D. Ready Feb. 1st. $750
mo. + sec. 863-675-6788






LIBERTY 97' 3 BR; 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $24,000.
863-675-4540/677-309.1-
Manufactured Mobile
Home, 1984,65x14,2BR/
2BA, central air, 2 yrs, old,
end. Fla. room, complete-
ly furnished, as is;
17,000, Palms & Pines
Park on 29 in Felda. 863-
675-0286 or 1-812-983-
4288.


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BOAT, Older w/Title &
Motor. $200 Firm.
863-674-0110


CANOE
Fiberglass, 14,
like new, $350
(863)467-8161
Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16 ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108
KEY WEST, '02,1720cc, 90
hp Yamaha, many extras,
$11,900 or best offer.
(863)675-2136
OCEAN KAYAKS
(2) 14ft, Like new,
wil separate $950
(863)763-4982


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COACHMAN, slide In camp-
er, roof air, refrigerator, as
Is $650. (863)699-9701


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J/ NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
Willowbrook Place, Garden Lake,
Summer Glen, Heritage Villas,
Trafford Pine Est., Southern Villas
Please call 239-657-3204
for more information.
Handicapped Accessible.
Hearing Impaired:
> Call 800-840-2408
Equal Housing Opportunity


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AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.

CENTRAL AIR &.HEAT,
Split Unit, 2/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920


DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
"(83)467-8161:'
MICROWAVE-
Works great,
$30.
(863)467-1009
REFRIGERATOR, GE,
Nice shape. Warrantee &
Free Delivery. Only $95.
863-675-8937
REFRIGERATOR
White frostfree
18 cu.ft $65
(863)675-0104
WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order. $100/ both.
(863)675-4858


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SAWMILLS-$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
corn -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.


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TILLER TROYBUILT $850
norther equipment 20 ton
log spliter 5.5 HP com-
mercial Honda engine
$750 1 like new stihl ms
290 chainsaw $225 red
mack 3800 chainsaw
$150 echo Cs 5000 chain-
saw $175(863)234-1230

AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188

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TRAILER HITCH-
Good shape,
$40.
(863)675-3312.



BOAT PROPS- Stainless
steel, various sizes, $100.
Call eves (863)824-0455
or Iv msg.


DIRT BIKE- Motor 85hp,
small bike,.good con.,
runs good, $1500. firm
(863)634-9769.
HD FATBOY HEADLIGHT-
chrome, with bulb, $55.
(863)675-0550.

SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
800CC, 2700 Miles
Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty lTucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4050
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CROWN VICTORIA 89' LTD
rear seal leaking asking
$200 or best offer
(239)283-2902
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.



HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr., CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mis.
$8,500. 863-599-0199
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
Kia Sportage, '01, 53k mi.,
30 mi. to gallon, 4 yr. ex-
tended warranty. $8000.
(863)467-1325
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Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
Call (863)673-3642.
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra Alexander,
James Tanner & Linda Dekle Davis
www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
MOBILE HOMES:
* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! 3BD/2BA, Former
exotic'animal home. Cages galorel 1, 2 & 3 stories on & off the
ground. Lighting, water & electric throughout. Pond, island and
much more on 4.91+/- acres.
* $89,900 -,"New Construction!l" Adorable 3BD/2BA mobile
home. Looking for a small amount of acreage? Come see this one
today!! UNDER CONTRACT
ACREAGE:
* $675,000 27+/- acres Beautiful acreage in horse country only
minutes from LaBelle.
* $300,000 19.83+/- acres with numerous possibilities.
Adjoining 19.82+/- acres also available.
* $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2.25+/- acres zoned RG3M.
* $44,900 Two properties 4.72+/- ac each. UNDER CON-
TRACT
* $35,000 1.25+/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot avail-
able.
S$30,000 1.25 +/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot.avail-
able.
* $27,000 1.04 +/- acre homesite, no more city hustle & bustle.
STwo 5+/- acre tracts, secluded, yet convenient Located on
Nalle Rd. N. Ft. Myers. Call for more information.
HOMESITES:
* Half Acre+/-, wooded lot in town. Close to river. $59,900.
* $49,900 Lehigh Acres Residential Lot in busy area of new
development.


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e-sac willlm nLce
oak trees in the
city. $32,500
Oak filled lots in
the City. 3 to
choose from.
$29,500.
Great Investment
Potential 9,000
sq. ft. commercial
building on.corner
lot with large
parking lot.
$600,000.


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
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SHUTTLE BUS 1991
25 passenger, air cond.
Runs good! $5000.
(863)675-5947.



FORD 84'
F250 4x4 V8 Auto w/35" ti-
res-runs. good $2800
(863)673-5058


JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.


Club Car, 1998, electric, re-
conditioned, 48v w/
charger. $1595.(863)675-
1472
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classified.


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

Golf Carts,
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


BRONCO. 90' Ford XLT. 4x4
2.9 v-6 motor & transmis-
sion good cond. $650
(863)675-4306

ENGINE
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856

FORD BRONCO-
79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.


TOW HITCH Reese,
New style, fits 89-00
Dodge trucks asking
$50 (863)763-1424


How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell It in the
classifleds.


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CHEV S10. '93- has been
wrecked, good engine,
good tires, $200
(863)675-1570.

CHEVY SILVERADO, '01,
74k ml., $2000 down,
takeover payments.
(863)763-5147

F150 !79 Wrecked, for
p arts, rebuilt 302, Edel
Brock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305

RANGER 85' Ford 4 cyl/2x4
Standard New Tires/Rims-
runs great $1300
(863)673-5058


CHAMPION 2004 6x6x12,
36" side dr, rear ramp dr,
single axle, spare. perfect.
$2100. (863)675-2782.

STOCK TRL.
Gooseneck 16FT.
good cond. $1500
(863)673-5058


Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

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NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port Labelle Community development
District will accept sealed bid pro-
posalsup to 11:00 AM, February
17, 2005, to raise the roadbed and
resurface a portion of roads in Port
LaBelle Plat Unit 8 In Hendry
County, Florida. -
Plans, spedifications, and related ma-
terial may be obtained from the of-
fice of Johnson-Prewitt and Asso-
ciates, Inc., 850 W. Ventura Ave.,
Clewlston, Florida 33440.
The owner reserves the right to hold
all proposals for sixty (60) days
and to reject any or all proposals,
with or without cause, to waive
technical errors and informalities or
to accept the bid in its judgment
best serves the onwer.
Ralph W. Nicholson
General Manager
547997 CB/CGS, 01/20/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewlston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursda Jan-
In ateQP6 at The
Greentrae South Community 1700
SR 29 South LaBelle, loida,
Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person or per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based. '
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
547988 CB/CGS 1/20/05


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GLAOE5 COUNTY


GLADES COUNTY
ORTONA CEMETERY PAVILION
INVITATION TO BID
1.01 Notice Is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners,
Glades County, Florlda, is accepting Design/Build proposals for
the following project:
Pro ect Name: ORTONA CEMETERY PAVILION
Pro ect Descripton: Cemetery Pavilion
Bid Number: 2004-1
1.02 Sealed bids 'must be submitted to:
Jim Smith, County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1:03 Sealed bids will be received on:
Date: February 18, 2005
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
1.04 Contractor(s) will be responsible for providing full and complete
signed and sealed set of plans.
1.05 Contractor(s) will pay $50.00 plus shipping for each set of
bid plans.
1.06 Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's
check, trust company treasurer's check, bank draft of any
,jil,:il .:.- ".' L.i r,,,i. or bid bond In the sum of five (5) percent
-Ir in. r., r a, T,, i' payable to the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners. All bids must be submitted in duplicate
and received In a sealed envelope, plainly marked on the outside
witthe project name, bid number, dte, and name of Bidder.
The Owner reserves the right to waive minor formalities I any
bid and to accept any build which they consider to be in their best
interest and to reject any part of, or any and all bids; however,
awards will be made to the lowest and best Bidder in the opinion
and at the option of the Owner, and their decision shall be final
and conclusive. No bids shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty
(60) calendar days subsequent to the opening of bids without
the consent of the Owner.
1.07 Bid documents may be obtained or reviewed at the office of
County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863) 946-6000
1.08 Questions concerning the bid may be directed in writing to the
following:
Jim Smith, County Manager
Glades County Courthouse
Post Office Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-6000
548149 CB/ON 1/20/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The School Board of Hendry County
will be accepting sealed bids until
2:00 pm February 2, 2005 for Bid
#005-0007, Cooling Tower Re-
placement at CMS, Specifications
will be available at the board's fi-
nance office at 111 Curry Street in
LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100 to
have the specs faxed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Sally Berg, Chairman
547958 CB/CGS 1/20/05
PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on Janu-
ary 22,2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
. KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
INVENTORY
TV, Dressers,
Misc. Household Items
Misc. items.
TV, Computer, Dressers,
SMisc. Items
TV, Washer, Misc. Items
545864 CB 1/20/05
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.

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


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in the classified.


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