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Title: The Caloosa belle
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Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: February 3, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
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At a Glance


DCA: NW growth plans on track


PROUD TO SALUTE
THOSE WHO WERE
THERE AND STILL ARE


Flu vaccine
Open to all
Currently flu vaccines are
available to the entire commu-
Snity, whilesupplies last.
S The locations for the flu vac-
cine are at both the LaBelle and
Clewiston county health
Departments. Health Depart-
Sment hours for these vaccines
Share from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-
3 p.m. No appointment need-
ed. The cost is $20.00. Medicare
Part B accepted. (Card
Requiredd.


vaccine available
S People over the age of 65
Sand those with chronic dis-
S eases are encouraged to get.the
: pneumonia vaccine-if they
: have not already done so: The
Pneumonia vaccine is an effec-
tive tool in protecting you from
the primary complication relat-
Sed to influenza.
I Please DO NOT go to the
Emergency Room for flu or
*4 pneumonia vaccine.
Hendry Regional Medical.
SCenter has the vaccine avail-
able also through the Outpa-
'tient Department from 8 a.m.-
S4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
REMEMBER: Frequent hand
washing (at least 20 seconds) is
the single most important thing
that you can do to prevent the
spread of germs.
EDC to meet
The Hendry County Eco-
: nomic Development Council's
next board meeting \\ill be held
February 9 at 10 a.m. at Sonny's
Barbecue in Clewiston.
iGrlmsley tohold
office hours
State Representative Denise
Grimslen and her Legislative
Aide. Marty Mielke, will hold
office hours Tuesday, February
1, at the Hendry County Court-
house Room 130 from 9 a.m.
till noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Any-
Sone needing assistance with a
'state problem can either visit at
This time or may call (863) 385-
S5251 for immediate assistance.
Super Bowl Party
Dana-Howard-Weeklev
SAmerican Legion Post 130 will
,be having a Super Bowl Party
on Sunday, February 6, 2005.
The game starts approximately
Sat 6 p.m. and they \%ill be hav-
ing a free buffet at half-time
S along with happy hour prices.
SGo and enjoy the clash of the
AFC and,NFC champs on our
52-inch color T.V All Legion
Family members and guests are
w welcome.
LAS offers
'GEDclasses
S:The LaBelle Adult School is
offering a variety of classes that
Strange from GED Prep, ABE,
SESOL and Substitute Teacher
classes. Also, be sure and ask
Sabout'Hendry County Adult
: School Scholarships. Call 674-
4118 for more information.
S-
Index
Classifies .... 13-15
Editorial .. ..........4
SSpeak Out.......... 4
Social News.. .5
SSports ............ 9


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By Patty Brant
Development plans for Hendry
County's northwest section have
inched ahead a little further after
Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) returned its com-
ments on the county's proposed
comprehensive plan amendment.
The proposed amendment is
based on information in the North-
westStudy covering a prime sec-
tion for development, the 18,397
square acre section north and
west of the City of LaBelle.


SBy Patty Brant

\Vhen you say "LaBelle," sev-
eral constants automatically.
come to mind: the.Courthouse,
oak trees and Flora & Ella's`
Restaurant. It's a tradition that
goes back to 1933 when Flora
and Ella, with mother Corrine
Forrey, first opened the landmark
restaurant's doors at the corner of
Bridge Street and Fort Thompsoh
Ave.
So, when folks heard recently
about a sale, it hit home. They
were afraid of losing one of their
most beloved hometown land-
marks.
Well, you can all relax. Flora &
Ella's has not been sold. Howev-


At the January 25 commission
meeting, County Attorney Kate
English reported that DCA is sup-
portive of the work the county has
done thus far,. but has expressed
some concerns. These concerns
include population calculations
and a request for additional data
for land use, particularly how
plans for the overlapping commu-
nities in that area Muse (Glades
County), LaBelle and portions of
Hendry County will interact. Ms.
English told the commission that
Glades County has adopted its


er, owners Alan and Irene Trask
have sold the property the build-
ing and the lot, closing on the sale
was January 17. Fred Burson
served as trustee for group of
businessmen in the sale. The
Trasks are now leasing the prop-
erty and the famous restaurant
hasn't skipped a beat..
The restaurant will continue
to tempt locals, sno\w birds and all
manner of passersby with their
fried chicken, hoppin' john, cat-
fish dinners and those yummy
pies long into the future, Alan
says.
In 1993 the Trasks built the
current restaurant on Hwy. 80W.
The sunny yellow, Florida style
building.continues to be a desti-


Muse area plan, without DCA
approval, but did not feel that
would delay Hendry County's
plans in anyway.
.DCAs report also stressed the
need for Hendry County to impose
road impact fees and sewer utili-
ties. Proactive steps were encour-
aged.
Although DCA would like the
county to adopt a revised comp
plan within 60 days, Ms. English
advised that, if the county was
unable to do so within that time
period, it would not cause any


"unresolveable" problems.
County Planner Vince Cautero
is currently analyzing DCA's com-
ments to formulate a response.
S County Administrator Lester
Baird said the City of Clewiston has
indicated its support for road
impact fees at 50 percent of the
proposed maximum. The City of
LaBelle has yet to make its prefer-
ence known. LaBelle commis-
sioners have expressed concern
that high impact fees could actual-
ly depress commercial and retail
growth.


The commission plans to
adopt a level of impact fees at its
second meeting in February. In the
meantime, staff will set up a joint
meeting with the school board to
discuss the issue.


CR 78 realignment
County Engineer Rock Abou-
jaude got approval for county road
and bridge crews to do some of
See Plan---Page 2


No place for



NASGRASS


Staff photo/Patty Brant
welcome "family" to a LaBelle


e to stay
nation for hungry folks from all
over.
The Trasks do intend to move
the restaurant once again, at.
some undesignated point in the
future. They say they. need a larg-
er private dining room. He says
,that things won't change much -
they're .considering a few
improvements.to the kitchen to
make it more efficient. Relocating
the restaurant to the highway
was a good move, increasing the
already famous restaurant's
exposure. They want to remain
on the highway, but have not
decided on anew location as yet.
For her part, Irene is adaritant
See Tradition Page 2


The news this week is that it
looks like there will be no Nas-
grass lawnmower races this
year. With the airport expansion,
organizers.haven't been able'to-
find another
suitable area r H
for the popular .
event.
The
Caloosahatch- '
ee Cabbage,.
Paddle is" .4,
attracting avid.v
canoe enthusi-
asts to row in a Caloosahatchee
River competition. Scott Perry is
the guiding hand:in this new
endeavor and the Caloosahatch-
ee River Citizens Association is
sponsoringit. .
Canoers shove off at 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, from Bob
Mason Park on Hvy. 78. Regis-
tration begins at 11 alm. You can
bring your own Water paddle


vehicle kayak, canoe or boat -
or rent one on site.
The Fort Myers Rowing Club
will provide a rowing demon-
stration before the event. For
more information, check out the
website at http://cra.caloosa-
hatchee.org/paddle
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Committee is meeting every
Monday from now till the festival
at 6:30 p.m. in the commission-
ers' chambers at the Court-
house. Meetings are open to the
public.
Parade.
The Clydesdales are back! It's
been many years since these
awesome animals clopped their
way down Bridge Street, but fes-
tival, goers will get another
opportunity to see Budweiser's
. See Festival-- Page 2


Edwards guilty



In porn case
Attorney General Charlie from the hard drive of a com-
Crist announced that a south puter Edwards gave to his son.
Florida man has pled'guilty to .Some of the images were.
several counts related to child determined to show Edwards
pornography and, sex acts ,engaged in explicit sexual con-
involving children and was sen- duct with his own minor rela-
tenced to 20 years in prison. tives,'while others appeared to
The case was prosecuted by be downloaded from the Inter-
the Attorney General's Office of net. The sexual battery crimes
Statewide Prosecution, which took place in several locations
has worked with the Hendry including Boynton Beach,
County Sheriff's Office and the where Edwards worked, and in
20th Circuit State Attorney's. Clewiston, where he lived with
Office since the earliest stages his mother.
of the investigation.
Buddie Darrell Edwards Sr., "Sex crimes involving inno-
50, of Clewiston was charged cent children are the most des-
after the FDLE Crime Lab Con- picable offenses on earth," said
puter Recovery Unit in Tampa Crist. "I am proud that the work
recovered more than 16,000
images of child pornography See Guilty- Page 2


Arts support senior programs


By Sue Gulley
The annual Winter Extrava-
ganza charity event on January
22, organized by Senior Con-
nections of SWFL, Inc. and
United Way of Hendry and.
Glades counties, took place
this year under the oaks at the
Captain Hendry House in
LaBelle. Every year a different
artist and his or her works are
featured, along with great
food, entertainment and raffles'
for beautiful gift baskets. The
artist this year was Ms. Judy
Smith, who was born and
raised on Ft. Myers Beach and
now resides on Matlacha. Judy
Smith's abstract impressionist
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 now on display in exhibi-
tions at ArtHouse and The Arts
for ACT Gallery.


* She \,as featured artist at
the very popular Arts for ACT
auction this year. Music was
provided by pianist Jeffrey
Hampton. The Hendry House
was transformed by Ms.
Smith's oil and acrylic paint-
ings and prints, and one lucky
winner received one of her
renderings called "Peggy's
Cove," which she donated for
the event.
Organizers were very grate-
ful for the community support
for the event, now iri its fourth
consecutive year. Paul Martin,
this year's chair of the United
Way Campaign Cabinet, told
guests that the proceeds from
the event, totaling nearly
$18,000, will go to help
improve the lives of residents
in Hendry and Glades counties
through the good works of
agencies such as Senior Con-
nections and 22 other partner
agencies. Sue Gulley, execu-
tive Director of Senior Connec-


tions, gave closing remarks to.
the crowd, inviting them- to
join the agency as it strives to
make these rural communities
places where all can age with
dignity and benefit from strong
links to each other.
Senior Connections, a Unit-
ed Way partner agency,-and
lead agency for services to eld-
ers under grants from Senior
Solutions of SWFL and Dept.
of Elder Affairs, offers services
to older adults sixtyyears of
age .or 'older to help them
remain independent for as
long as that is their choice.
They also provide service to
grandparents who are the
caregivers of minor children
and. to relatives who are care-
givers of any age who care for
an adult sixty years bf age or
older. Support groups are also
offered monthly in Hendry and
Glades counties. For additional
information on any of these
services call (863) 675-1446.


Artist Judy Smith Is pictured with two of her original paintings
on the verandah of the Captain Hendry House at the Winter
Extravaganza.


Tradition: A hug with every meal


From left: Debbie Klemmer, Allen Trask and Irene Trask we
tradition.

Flora & Ella's her


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 3, 2005


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Almanacs


VFW auxiliary
plans dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary will host
a 'beef tip and noodle dinner' on
Friday, February 4 starting at 5
p.m. The $7 dinner comes with
veggie, roll, dessert, tea and cof-
fee. Open to the public. Come
and enjoy. The VFW is located on
South 29 near the Rodeo Arena.
For information, please call 675-
8008.

Breakfast buffet at the
American Legion Post
The American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 130 will host an All-
You-Can-Eat Breakfast buffet on
Sunday, February 6 from 8 until.
11 a.m. The cost. is $5.50 for'
adults and $2.50 for children
under 10 years of age. Open to
the public. For information call
675-8008.

Sense of community


Come and share the insights
of Penny Warren and Trudy Nie-
mann, volunteers on the Recre-
ation and Social Committee,
Country Village. They will-be at
Barron Library Monday, Febru-
ary 7, 2005 at 7 p.m. All are wel-
come. Please call Lois James at
675-3940 for further details.


Tradition
Continued From Page 1
that the restaurant always be open.
"I just can't see LaBelle without
Flora & Ella's," she says. It's more
than a restaurant, she says, "It
touches your heart." Coming to
Flora & Ella's is like coming home
to supper, not just because of the
food, but because of the big wel-
come and family-style service


Festival
Continued From Page 1
fantastic mascots in the parade this
year. If you are interested in partici-
pating in the 2005 Swamp Cabbage
Festival Parade, please contact
Tracy Nobles at 673-8819 or Belin-
da Carmona at 673-3276.

Carnival
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The carnival will be new this
year 36 new rides and a new loca-
tion as well. They'll set up at the
new soccer field by LaBelle Ele-
mentary School from Monday, Feb-
ruary 21, till Sunday, February 27.
The little ones will have their own
special rides at Barron Park.


Plan
Continued From Page 1
the construction on.the realign-
ment of SR 29/CR78 within several
weeks. Bids on the project came in
higher than.expected, he said, so
county crews, will be able to sup-
plement the work as much as pos-
sible, as they did with. the Ford
Road (City Ditch Road).
Port LaBelle issues
Dan Stevens, counselor for Port
LaBelle Utilities, laid out three
ongoing projects for the board.
The Port LaBelle area is seeing
a lot of growth, 40-50 building per-
mit applications per month, Mr.
Stevens said, necessitating a major
upgrade in the PBLU waterplant.
He reported that a grant/loan appli-
cation has been submitted to Rural
Utilities Services (RUS) and is
expecting a letter of eligibility in the
near future. Some $2.5 million in
funding is available to fund the $2.8
million project, he said, and the
county should receive $36,000 in
hook up fees, as well. He expects


Wild Game Supper at
Felda Baptist
A Wild Game Supper will be
served at Felda Baptist Church,
Saturday, February 1-2at 6 p.m.
The church is located behind the
Firehouse on CR 830 one mile
east of SR 29.

Filing deadline nears
Reminder: if you want to
apply for these exemptions or
classifications, the deadline for
filing is March 1st so beat the
rush --file now.
Homestead
*Ag Classification
Senior (65 and older)
*Veterans & Disability
Widow or Widower
Please call the property
appraiser's offices if you have
questions on these.. Clewiston
office 863-983-3178; LaBelle
office 863-675-5270. Office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UES Advisory
Committee to meet
The Upthegrove Elementary
School Advisory Committee
meeting will be on Thursday,
February 10, 2005 at 6 p.m. in the
library. Everyone is invited to
attend this meeting.


reserved for everybody!
SFlora & Ella's still has the same
menu, using the same recipes that
built its reputation. None of that
will change, they promise. Ever.
"In 20 years you'll still be able to
go to Flora & Ella's in LaBelle to eat
a fine meal," Alan promises. The-
restaurant remains family owned
and operated, with "Miss Ella's"
granddaughter, Debbie Klemmer,
managing the popular restaurant.
Debbie has been there for 32 years!
In fact, she remembers her mother


Middle school age students are
Invited t6 the youth dance Friday
February 25,. from 7-10 p.m. at the
civic center. Tickets will be $5 at the
door. Enjoy a great deejay, games,
prizes and refreshments. Don't
worry, parents: security will be
there.

Pageant


The SCF queen-and princess
pageants are slated for 7 p.m. Fri-
day, February 11, at LaBelle High
School auditorium-The theme is
Broadway. Tickets are $5 and are
available from any contestant or at
the door that night. The contestants
will entertain the residents at Oak-
brook Nursing Home Saturday,
February 5, at 10 a.m.


the project to be let out for bids in
May or June.
Grants are also being pursued
to extend transmission lines. A
decision must soon be made as to
constructing a half million-gallon
storage tank or going with a larger
tank to increase fire protection.
Cost of-the Banyon Village utility
distribution expansion project is
estimated at $5.3 million. The cost
of access per lot will be $1,450.
Property owners with money in the
PLB escrow account will be able to
put those funds toward access. Mr.
Stevens said notices will be mailed.
to lot owners on March 1, setting
out specifics..
Trinity Construction won the bid
to build a new lab/warehouse for
Port LaBelle Utilities wastewater
plant. Because bids came in high, a
new office included in the original
bid has been put on hold. Trinity
agreed to keep its bid open till next
year for construction of the office,
Only increased material costs will
be reflected in the cost at that time.
LaBelle Airport
LaBelle Airport will be closed


Blankets needed
The Salvation Army would
like the help of the community in
providing blankets for the needy
and homeless. If you would be
interested in donating blankets
call 674-1441, or just drop them
off at the Salvation Army office at
180 North Main Street. Your assis-
tance will be greatly appreciated.
Tenor to entertain
Come to Flora & Ella's Restau-
rant to enjoy Dr. Paul Pitts, world
renowned tenor, for a special
Valentine's Day event. Tickets are
sold in advance only at $35
*per seat. Bring your valentine to
enjoy this special musical pres-
entation beginning at 6 p.m.
Monday, February 14.
School advisory
council to meet
There will be a LaBelle Ele-
mentary Scool,Scho Sol Advisory
Council meeting on Thursday,
February 24th, 2005 at 3:00 pm in
the conference room. We will be
looking at the results of the cli-
mate surveys given to parents
and students. We look forward
to seeing you at the meeting.
POA to meet
Eucalyptus Village Property
Owners Association Unit 4 is
accepting Nominations for three
Board Member positions. Nomi-
nations must be received no later


.putting her on a bus from Lakeland
when she was five years old to
spend summers in LaBelle, and
getting off at the old bus station at
Flora & Ella's. She started working
at the restaurant summers and
weekends and remains a big part
of the whole "feel" of Flora & Ella's.
The family atmosphere extends
to the employees as well as the cus-
tomers. The Trasks say most of
their employees have been with
them for years. Teamwork, Irene
points out, is the "glue" that keeps


Old Timers Dinner
You'll want to make sure you
have your ticket for the very popu-
lar Old Timers Dinner on Thursday,
SFebruary 24. The doors of the civic
centerwill open at5 p.m. for social-
izing. Tickets are $12.50 in
advance.
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.
Swamp Stomp
The Swamp Stomp 5K run will
once again wind its way through its


while crews extend the runway.
Commissioners opted to provide a
50 percent waiver for owners of T-
hangars for 60 days. The reduction
will appear in their second quarter
billing. .
Community
meetings
The county commission's quar-
terly community meeting schedule
was passed. The regular commis-
sion meetings will be held on
March 8 HRS-HCPHU Clewiston
Office; June 28 Pioneer Plantation
Community Center; September 13
Montura Clubhouse; and Decem-
ber 13 Felda Community Center. A
meeting in Harlem will be added to
the schedule later.
Summer program
HCSO Sgt. Barbara Brown


than Feb 10, 2005. To nominate a
property owner for a position on
this board, please contact Susan
at the POA office 863-675-2718.

February Reading
Adventures
Monday, February 7, at 6:30
p.m. Reading Adventures will
celebrate the sweet holiday of
Valentines Day with Valentine
stories and activities. Monday,
February 21, (same time) come
for Candy Bar Bingo excitement
for the whole family! Bring one
candy bar for each card you want
to play. Win candy and books.
Don't miss this month of fun.

Jasiak benefit
planned
Come to a benefit barbecue to
help cancer victim Tracey Jasiak
family February 5 beginning at 11
a.m. at Barton Park. There will
be a raffle for a 7" widescreen
portable DVD player and many
other items plus a bake sale. All
proceeds will be put into the Jasi-
ak Family Benefit Fund at Olde
Cypress Community Bank, locat-
ed on Bridge Street. Individual
donations can be made to the
Jasiak Family Benefit Fund.
The menu includes chicken
leg quarter or hamburger with
baked beans, coleslaw and a
drink for $6, or a hot dog, chips
and drink for $3.


everything running smoothly.
There's more at Flora & Ella's
Restaurant than-good food. You
can always count on good fellow-
ship, kind words, big smiles and
incredible pies. All this has been a
tradition in LaBelle since three love-
ly ladies first opened their doors in
1933. Some things you can.always
count on.
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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
day. More details later. For more
information, call Steve Hein at 675-
3128 evenings or e-mail:
sahein@earthlink.net
Bass Tournament
This continues to be a hot tour-
nament for area fishermen. Boats
launch at safe light on Sunday
morning, February 27. Weigh in is
at Barron Park. Check for applica-
tions soon at the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce.
Editors note: Post your com-
ment on this issue at http://news-
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received permission to apply for
grant money to fund a new sum-
mer program called Harmony in
the Streets. The one-week program
would be presented at each sum-
mer program throughout the coun-
ty. The school board, parks and rec
and Special Districts are all on
board with the program, Sgt.
Brown said; She will return in
March to report on the outcome of
her grant requests.
County attorney
There are seven applicants for
the county attorney's position.
They will be interviewed at a public
workshop and a choice will be
made at a regular commission
meeting.
The next regular county com-
mission meeting will be Tuesday,
February 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Clewiston City Hall..


Fair and Livestock
Parade set
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held Sat-
urday, March 12, at 11 a.m. Appli-
cations for the parade entries can
be obtained by calling Sara
Whitehead at 863-983-6425 or
.Dot Shanahan at 863-228-2418.
Deadline for parade entries will
be March 4, 2005. Any business
or school organization and
bands interested in participating
in the parade please call for an
entry form.

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 Janu-
ary 25 dinner at the lodge on
Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
Christian men to meet
The Men's Christian Gathering
meets every third Monday
monthly at 7 p.m. at the Dallas
Townsend Ag Center.

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 serenade 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 business, a restau-
rant 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
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of prosecutors and law enforce-
ment has ensured that this is one
predator who will remain off the
street for many years to come."
Edwards pled guilty to nine
counts of possession of child
pornography and one count each


the arrangements.

RIF at Mira Verde
RCMA Mira Verde Child Devel-
opment Center will celebrate
Reading Is Fundamental by distrib-
uting a free book to each student
on February 11, at 10 a.m. The
theme for the distribution is, "Open
Your Heart to a Good Book." Mem-
bers of the community are encour-
aged to attend and get involved
with the children. There will be
activities for all ages. Staff would
especially enjoy having some
grandparents at the celebration.

AA meetings set
Alcoholics Anonymous meet-
ings are held on Wednesday
nights at 8 p.m. at the APa Recre-
ation Hall.

LaBelle Little
League signups
There, will be Little League
signups every Saturday until Feb-
ruary 5 at Winn Dixie from 9 a.m.
until noon; also every Sunday at
Pratt Davis Field from 1-4 p.m.
Tryouts will be held Saturday, Feb-
ruary 12, at Pratt Davis Field start-
ing at 9 a.m. and on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 13, starting at 1 p.m. Last
day for signups is Saturday, Febru-
ary 12, at Pratt Davis Field. Don't
forget the coaches meeting Tues-
day February 8, 7 p.m. at the Dal-
las Townsend AG Center.

Little League coaches
meeting changed
The. LaBelle -Little League
coaches meeting has been
changed. The meeting will be held
at the LaBelle Recreation building,
next to LES, instead of at the AG
Center. The meeting is on Tuesday,
February 8 at 7 p.m.


of capital sexual battery and lewd
and lascivious molestation. Pur-
suant to a plea agreement,
Edwards was sentenced to two
20-year prison terms, to run con-
currently, as well as mandatory
sexual offender treatment and
counseling, sexual offender pro-
bation and costs of the investiga-
tion and prosecution; He will also
be required to register with the
state as a sex offender.


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Obituaries


Kenneth Leroy Smith
Kenneth Leroy Smith, age 81, of
LaBelle, passed away January 25,
2005, in LaBelle. He was born
October 6, 1923, in Detroit, MI. to
Walter Smith and Frances Rienicke
Smith. Ken was longtime resident
of Fort Myers where he was a self
employed general contractor with
Ken Smith Construction. Upon
retirement, he and his wife, Eliza-'
beth, moved to LaBelle in 1992.
Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Army
Air Corps, serving during WWII. He.
was a member of American Legion
Post #130 in LaBelle.
Survivors include his son: Bill
Smith of LaBelle (Nancy), brothers:
Don Smith of Ormond Beach and
Jerry Smith of San Diego, CA; sis-
ter: Harriet Mills of Michigan; and
grandchildren: Shawn Smith, Ryan
Smith, Tristan Fischer-Smith and
Logan Fischer-Smith. He was pre-
ceded in death by his wife, Eliza-
beth, in 1997 and daughter, Sandi
Smith in 2004.
A celebration of life was held
January 29 at Bill and Nancy Smith's
home in LaBelle. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the
American Cancer Society, 992 Tami-
ami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL
33953 or by calling 800-227-2345.
Cremation Arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.

Will .Barnett
Will R. Barnett, age 69, of Muse,
passed away January 22, 2005, in
Muse. He was born August 5,1935,
in Hazzard, KY to William T. Bar-
nett and Nancey Ann Shewmaker
Barrett. Will was a resident of
Muse the past 38 years. He served
Sas a. deputy sheriff with. Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, Seminole
Police Dept. and Glades County
Sheriff's Dept. After retiring from
Slaw enforcement, he was
employed with Glades County
Waste Management. Will was a
veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Char-
lotte L. Barnett of Muse; children:
Melinda Ann Nipper of Muse, Sara
Elizabeth Catlett of Ft. Myers, Jon.
Sidney Catlett of Muse and Lynn
Marie Catlett of LaBelle; and also
many grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Jan-
uary 25 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Pastor Bob
Moore, Kenny Howard and David
Whidden officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

Edward Johi Buffalio
EdwardJohn Buffalino, age 81,
of LaBelle, passed away January
23, 2005, in LaBelle. He was born
December 15, 1923, in Patterson,
NJ to Dominic and Maria Carmella
(nee Izzo) Buffalino. He was a resi-
dent of LaBelle the past three years,
and is a former longtime resident of
Fairlawn, NJ. He was self-employed
as a building maintenance contrac-
tor.with Acme Building Mainte-
nance Co in Fairlawn, NJ. He was
veteran of WWII, serving in the
Army and was a member of the
VF.W. in Elmwood Park, NJ.
Survivors include his wife: Elvira
of LaBelle; sons: Ernest James Buf-'


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SHERRI AND BONNIE DENNING

SHow AND.SELL
Realtors.are often asked,
\\ ha[ 13 the best way to show
.and sell a home?" Almost
every Realtor, can tell you.a
story about meeting with a
prospective seller who has
just completed a lot of work
to prepare their home for the
market. It can be difficult for a
Realtor to tell the seller that
their renovations were not the
most effective changes to mar-
ket their home.
If you are considering mak-
ing any improvements prior to
selling'your home, the best
advice is toconsult with your
Realtor before you make any
changes. An experienced
Realtor can provide you with
information that can help you
decide, what kind of improve-
ments will set the stage for a
sale. Whether it is paint and
wallpaper,. remodeling the
bathrooms, or updating the
kitchen, your Realtor can
guide you toward "neutral"
choices that can assist the
buyer's imagination:
Sherri's .daughter, Bonnie, a
C.P.A., brings her expertise toform a
dynamic team ready to serve all
your real estate needs.
For professional advice on all
aspects of buying or selling real
estate, contact Bonnie or Sherri at
Southern Land.
Call 863-675-4500
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email:
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falino and Bruce Edward Buffalino,
both of Fairlawn, NJ, daughters:
Donna Marie McAvoy (Eugene) of
LaBelle and Bonnie Marie Redzia of
Fairlawn, NJ; brothers: Albert Buf-
falino and Silvio Buffalino, both of
Oakland Park, NJ; sisters: Mary
DeMario of Parson, NJ, Ida Gonza-
lez of Hawthorne, NJ and Jean
Nicolechia of Mt. Olive, NJ; and five
grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held Jan-
uary 29, 2005.at St. Catherine's
Church in Glen Rock, NJ. Entomb-
ment followed at Calvary Cemetery
in Patterson, NJ.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Hom'e-LaBelle, Florida and
Patrick I Conte Funeral Home-Elm-
wood Park, New Jersey.

Laerne S. Brown
LaVerne'S. Brown, age 90, of
LaBelle, passed away January 26,
2005, in LaBelle. She was born
June 6,1914, in Cairo, IL. She was a
resident of LaBelle since 1989 and
was a longtime resident of both
Phoenix, AZ and Buffalo, PA.
Survivors include her sons:
James R. McVay II of LaBelle and
John McVay of Santa Clarita, CA;
daughter, Mary Jane Leonard of
Tempe, AZ; brother: James McK-
own ofAnaheim, CA. sisters: Leno-
ra Whalen of Mishawaka, IN,
Muriel McCrerey of Palm Bay, FL,
Mary Clements of Phoenix, AZ and
Inna Davis of Richmond, IN; six
grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husbands, James R.
McVay and Claude Brown, and one
sister, Sarah Rapper.
Cremation Arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.


Elaine T. Rankin
Elaine T. Rankin, age 64, of
Okeechobee passed away January
27, 2005. Elaine was born Decem-
ber 16, 1940, in Clewiston to the
family of the Late Lester E. Thomp-
son and Naomi Akin Thompson.
She retired from the South Florida
Water Management District in 1992.
Survivors include her sons: Joe
Strickland (Ellen), David Strickland
(Jill) of Moore' Haven, Ned Strick-
land (Amanda), of Okeechobee;
*sister Gail T. Davidson(Joseph),
Clewiston; brother: Lester E.
Thompson, Jr., Ocala; grandson:
Dylan Strickland of Moore Haven
and best friend John T. Shope of
Okeechobee.
Funeral Services were held at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
Clewiston Chapel with Chaplain
Bob Moore of Hope Hospice offici-
ating. Burial will follow at the
Ortona Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Clewiston.

Alma Kelly Harris
Alma Kelly Harris, of Felda,
passed away Thursday, January
27, 2005. Alma was born on Sep-
tember 7, 1920, inHaleyville, AL.
She had three sons: Earl Har-.
ris, Sr. (Ida) of N. Fort Myers,'
Kenneth Harris Sr. (Mary) of
Felda and Jimmy Dale Harris
S(deceased). She has five grand-
children: Kim Harris-White,
Kenny Harris, Jr., James Earl
Harris, Jr., Patrick Harris and
.Laci Harris; and five great-grand-
children: Kelsey Harris, Brooke
White, James Patrick Harris,
Hank Harris and Madison John-
son.
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Jack Edward Lyons, 88, died
January 31, 2005, in Clewiston. A
native of Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Lyons
came to LaBelle from Fort Pierce
two years ago. He retired to Flori-
da 35 years ago after being self-
employed in Pittsburgh. He was a -
veteran of World War II, serving in
the US Army in the European The-
ater.


Mr. Lyons is survived by a
daughter, Joan N. Hammell of
Springhill; sons: Jack R. Lyons of
Hudson and David Lyons of
LaBelle; and numerous grandchil-
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2005, at the Department
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485 East Cowboy Way, at
7p.m.


at-great-grandchildren. In lieu of. flowers, the family
Services will be held at Florida requests donations to Kingshouse
tional Cemetery in Bushnell, Special Projects, 151 S. Missouri
at a future date. St., LaBelle, FL 33935.


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Here's a smile or two for you.
Subject: English Is Difficult!
Can you read these right the
first time?
1) The bandage was wound
around the wound.
2) The farm was used to pro-
duce produce.
3) The dump was so full that
it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish
furniture.
5) He could lead if he would
get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to
desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like
the present, he thought it was
time to present the present.
S. 8) A basswas painted on the
.head of the bass drum.
S9) When shot at, the dove
dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the
object.
11) The insurance was invalid
for the invalid.
12) There was a row among
the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to
the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny
things when the does are pres-
ent.
15) A seamstress and a sewer
fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the
farmer taught his sowto sow.
17) The wind was too strong
to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in
the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the sub-
ject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to
my most intimate friend?
Let's face it English is a crazy
language. There is no egg in egg-
plant, nor ham in hamburger;-
neither apple nor pine in pineap-
ple.
English muffins weren't
invented in England or French
fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies


while sweetbreads, which aren't
, sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted.
But if we explore its paradox-
es, we find that quicksand can
work slowly, boxing rings are
square and a guinea pig is nei-
ther from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers
write but fingers don't fing, gro-
cers don't groce and hammers
don't ham? If the plural of tooth
is teeth, why isn't the plural of
booth, beeth? One goose, 2.
geese. So one moose, 2 meese?
One index, 2 indices? Doesn't
it seem crazy that you can make
amends but not one amend? If
you have a bunch of odds and
ends and get rid of all but one of
iheri, what db you call it "
If teachers taught. \\nh didn't
preachers praught' 1' a vegetari-
an eats vegetables, what does a
humanitarian eat? Sometimes I
think all the English speakers
should be committed to an asy-
lum for the verbally insane. In
what language do people recite
at a play and play at a recital?
Ship by truck and send cargo by
ship? Have noses that run and
feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a
fat chance be the same, while a
wise. man and a wise guy are
opposites?
You have to marvel at the
unique lunacy of a language in
which your house can burn up
as it burns down, in which you
fill in a form by filling it out and
in which, an alarm goes off by
going on.
English was invented by peo-.
ple, not computers, and it
reflects the creativity of the
human race, which, of course, is
not a race at all. That is why,
when the stars are out, they are
visible, but when the lights are
out, they are invisible.
PS. Why doesn't "Buick"
rhyme with "quick"


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When you are ready to end products immediately unless other-
the session, don't jump out of the wise instructed. (To access color
chair. Take it slowly, photos of the following recalled
Another way.to use breathing to products, see CPSC's Web site at
relax comes from yoga. It is called www.cpsc.gov
square breathing. )
Inhale slowly, counting to four Name of product: Chamois
as you inhale. Hold your breath for Blankets
a count of four. Exhale slowly, Units: About 92,000
again counting to four. Hold to a Manufacturer: Pottery Barn
count of four before inhaling again. Kids, of San Francisco, CA.
Concentrate on your breathing Hazard: The decorative stitching
throughout the process. on the blanket's edge can come
Before making any change to loose, allowing a child to become
your diet or exercise program, con- entangled in the yarn. This poses a
sult your doctor. This is especially strangulation hazard to young chil-
important if you are on any pre- dren.
scription medications. Some drugs Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn
interact badly with foods that Kids has received four reports of
would otherwise be considered incidents involving the decorative


stitching coming loose. No injuries
have been reported.
Description: This recall involves
children's chamois blankets made
of 100 percent polyester. The blan-
kets were sold in yellow, pink, blue
and green, and the reverse side of,
all the blankets are white. Decora-
tive yarn in a coordinating color is
stitched around the blanket's edge;
The blanket measures 30-inches
wide by 40-inches long and are
labeled for stroller use. A label.on
the blanket reads "pottery barn
kids" and "Made in Korea."
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores
nationwide, through the Pottery
Barn catalog, and, Pottery-
BarnKids.com from December
2002 through December 2004 for
about $30.
Manufactured in: Korea.
Remedy: Consumers can
remove the decorative stitching or
contact Pottery Barn Kids for infor-.
mation on how to receive a
replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact
Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877)
800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12,
a.m. ET daily or visit the firm's web
site at www.potterybarnkids.com
m/>
Pottery Barn Kids Media Con-
tact: Leigh Oshirak, at (415) 438-
8106.

Product: Aprilaire Electronic Air
Cleaners Units: About 67,000.
Manufacturer: Research Prod-


ucts Corp., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The air cleaner's plastic
inner housing and filter are not
flame-resistant. If electrical arcing
occurs in the cleaner, a fire can
develop. This poses a risk of burn
injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Research
Products has received six reports of
fires involving these air cleaners.
No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall involves
all Aprilaire Model 5000 Electronic
Air Cleaners. The air cleaners are
almond colored, and located near
the heating and cooling equip-
ment. An identification label on the
access door reads "Aprilaire Model
5000."
Sold by: Independent HVAC
dealers nationwide from June 2000
through December 2004 for an
installed price of about $800.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should
immediately turn off the unit or
unplug it. Consumers also should
contact Research Products Corp. to
receive a free repair kit containing
the flame-retardant inner housing
and filter.
Consumer Contact: For more
information, call Research Prod-
ucts Corp. toll-free at (888) 742-
2401 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT
Monday through Friday, and
between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. CT on
Saturday. Consumers also can visit
the firm's web site at www.apri-
laire.com.


Planning for your future will benefit the entire family


Samira K Beckwith,
President and CEO -
Hope of Southwest Florida
Throughout southwest Florida
and around the country, more and
more families are beginning to talk
about the importance of end-of-life
care and the need to plan for it. Pas-
tors, counselors, lawyers, physi-
cians and others all report that
these conversations can prove to
be crucial to the well being of the
entire family.
Not too far from us, in Pinellas
County, is a situation that has
become the national symbol of this
issue. The highly publicized Terri
Schiavo case has resulted in years
of legal battles among family mem-
bers. The, patient's husband,


Michael, has maintained that the
feeding tube sustaining his wife
should be removed so that she can
be allowed to die after years in a
persistent vegetative state following
a heart attack. Meanwhile, Terri's
parents continue to hold hope that
she will recover. Michael claims
that Terri would not want to be
kept alive in this circumstance,
although there is no confirming
documentation. It has become a
battleground that involves the
Courts and the Legislature. No mat-
ter what your position is on this,
you must ask yourself: would you
want the Courts deciding your fate,
or the fate of someone you love?
At Hope Hospice, we often
encounter the beginnings of these
situations. Our role is not to make


decisions for patients or famWhilies,
nor sit in judgment of their choices.
Our desire is to inform and encour-
age everyone to take time to think
seriously about his or her values,
choices and goals regarding the
end of life. It's not difficult. It begins
by having conversations with peo-
ple you care about.
"Advance Directives" are simple
forms legal documents that are a
'record of your choices and goals
and instructions for your future
medical care in the event you
become unable to speak for.your-
self.
Advance Directives may have
several.components:
A health care power of attorney
or surrogate that allows you to
name a person you trust to make


your health care decisions if you
cannot make them yourself.
A living will a statement about
your desires to have or not to have.
your life prolonged by extraordi-
nary measures if you have a termi-
nal or incurable illness or if you are
in a vegetative state.
A declaration of an anatomical
gift, allowing you to make a gift by
will, organ donor card or other doc-
ument.
Hope Hospice is committed to
ensuring that everyone is aware of
the need to plan for end-of-life care.
To learn more about Advance
Directives and to access the plan-
ning. materials, please visit the
Hope Website at Www.hopehos-
pice.org


Florida Master Naturaist Progfamilatunhls training
Learning more about Florida's the UF-IFAS Master, Naturalist Pro- for registration isApril 21,2005. ety in uplaids, develops naturalist
natural environment is possible gram database as a FMNP Uplands Cost: $200, which includes 40 interpretation skills, and discusses
through the Florida Master Natural- Naturalist. contact hours of instruction, acom- environmental ethics.


ist Program (FMNP), an environ-
mental education extension pro-
gram being offered in partnership
with the University of Florida-Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences (UF-IFAS) and participating
organizations throughout the state.
The FMNP both informs and pre-
pares persons to share information
about Florida's natural world and
environmental history.

Training in Florida's upland sys-
tems will be available at the Olga
Community Center, a Lee County
Parks and Recreation Facility locat-
ed at 2325 South Olga Drive in Fort
Myers. Completion of the 40-hour
program results in registration in


The FMNP is not a degree-seek-
ing program. The program is
.appropriate for both the novice and
the highly skilled environmental
professional.
Certified FMNP Provider: Laura
Greeno, Sr. Program Specialist, Lee
County Parks and Recreation 239
707 2206, lgreeno@leegov.com
Course Dates: Thursdays, May 5
through June 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Refer to FMNP Web site,
www.MasterNaturalist.org, and
click on "Course Offerings" for spe-
cific class times.
Registration: Forms are avail-
able online by visiting -www.Mas-
terNaturalist.org and clicking on
the "Registration" link. Deadline


Upcoming Events


Friday, Feb. 4
DJJ and Youth Task Force:
Health Dept., 11140 Pratt Blvd., 10
a.m.
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting
7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting.

Saturday, Feb. 5
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting

Sunday, Feb. 6
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Episco-
pal Church of the Good Shepherd.,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open discussion

Monday, Feb. 7
Friends of the Library: 3 p.m.
Library Cottage
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7 p.m.
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6
p.m., First Christilan Church, Social
Hall, 138'Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. BOW
Ford, Sunset Park Community.
Assoc. 7 p.m. Old Daniels School,
Manatee Ave.
Pioneer Neighborhood Watch: 7
p.m. Pioneer Community Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 8
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
PLB Garden Club: noon at the
extension office, Pratt Blvd.
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.
Clewiston
SAL: 7 p.m.


Woman's Club: 7 p.m.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spirit
of the Gulf" (formerly Ft., Myers Fever
and City of Palms); weekly rehearsals
at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Win-
kler Road (not Avenue), 7 p.m. Free
lessons, auditions, orientations, 675-
1338 or 675-3080. (Ladies only.)
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7:30 p,m: 180 Jaycee/Lions
Blvd.
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group, 8 p.m. First Christian Church,
ord Avenue, open meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 9
A.A. Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good.Shep-
herd, 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 7 p.m.
Class in Old Testament: 7-8:15
p.m. Parish Hall, Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church, 675-3724
40&8:8p.m.
LPA: 8 p.m. county commission
room, courthouse .
SCORE: Second Wednesday,
monthly call the Chamber, 675-0125
for appointment

Thursday, Feb. 10
Florida Rural Legal Services:
Representative will be at the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center 9:30-11:30
a.m. Call 675-1446 for an appoint-
ment
City Commission: 7 p.m. City
Hall, Hwy. 80W
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's room
Cowboys for Christ: 7:30 p.m.
Jaycee Building, Jaycee-Lions Drive
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discussion
meeting, First Christian Church, Ford
Ave.,'Call Intergroup at 275-5111 for
information.
Eucalyptus Village, POA Unit 4
Homeowners Association Meeting
In the Eucalyptus Blvd. Clubhouse 6
p.m. For further details call 67V4168.


prehensive student reference work-
book, and, upon completion, regis-
tration in the UF FMNP database as
an Uplands Naturalist. A UF-IFAS
certificate bf achievement, embroi-
dered FMNP patch, and FMNP Wet-
lands lapel pin also will be provided
at completion.
Program: Training for the
Uplands Module includes class-
room instruction, field trips to Platt
Branch Mitigation Park, Hickey's
Creek Mitigation Park and Alva
Scrub, and practical interpretive
experience related to the general
ecology, habitats, vegetation types,
wildlife, and conservation issues, of
uplands in Florida. In addition, the
program addresses the role of soci-


Target Audience: Adults who
are volunteers and staff members
of nature centers, preserves,.sanc-
tuaries, and other environmental
education facilities. Ecotourism
operators and guides, teachers
seeking opportunities for environ-
'mental educational contact hours,
and anyone who has an enthusias-
tic interest in learning more about
Florida's environment is encour-
aged to participate.

For more information about the
Uplands training or about the
FMNP in general, log on to the offi-
cial FMNP Web site at www.Mas-
terNaturalist.org.


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Witch's Brew

Where does the time go? It's en and other
time to turn the calendar over to "sticky"
February.... I have a cuckoo stuff. This
clock bought when we were sta- saves my
tioned in Germany nearly 50 dwindling
years ago that is very hard to energy.
dust because of all the crevices. I When
use my "just for dusting" paint installing a light fixture or ceiling
brush thai is sprayed with wood fan, put the wall switch in the off
polish. Use it on anything that position and immediately tape it
has a lot of grooves. Wash it down ... There is nothing quite
every so often to keep it clean.... like being on- top of a ladder
When you want baked chick- working with electrical wires
en, buy a whole one and cut the and have somebody flip the
breast off. Bake the legs and switch. This could be an electri-
breast off. Bake the legs and fying experience ...
thighs and freeze the breast for flying experience
another recipe. Nowadays. "The writing on
the wall" means the grandchil-
I've never used aluminum foil dren have found the crayons..
with abandon because I'm too Werd fer the Week: CRINE
cheap to keep replacing it. How- weeping or wailing. "Durn it,
ever, now that I'm elderly I use it Sissie Mae, why do ya hafta
to line pans when baking chick- always be crine when we argy?"


Thank you

LaBelle Kindness son, Mrs. Geri Kollar, Chris Bar-
raza, Farmworker Center, Bren-
I would like to thank.all of the da Lamdin, Rob Reinhold, Dottie
following people for helping me and Richard Seibel and LaBelle
so much: Mary and Craig Bar- Woods.
toshuk, Nikki Yeager Roser,87ye oldand yo
Audrey Romer, Barb Costa, Joan I am 87 years old and all your
Bloomster, J&J Pharmacy, kindness and help is so much
Senior Connection, Caloosa appreciated. Please forgive me if
Humane Society, Susan Wright I missed anyone.
DCF, Paul and Marcia Thomp- Ms. Ellie Homer


Thought for the Day


If God had a refrigerator, your
picture would be on it. If He had
a wallet, your photo would be in
if. He sends you flowers every
spring. He sends'you a sunrise
every morning. Face it, friend -
He is crazy about you!
God didn't promise days


without' pain, laughter without
sorrow, sun without rain, but He
did promise'strength fpr the day,
comfort for the tears, and light
for the way. Read this line very
slowly and let it sink in...
If God brings you to it, He will
bring you through it.


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Focus on women and heart disease awareness


S By Maiva Pharis
BSN, MA, Th.D. RN
February 4 has been selected by,
the American Heart Association
(ARA) as Wear Red for Women
day. This day has been set aside to
raise awareness of heart disease in
women and to encourage women
to take charge of their health.


Everyone is encouraged to wear
red to support the American Heart
Associations campaign and many
companies 'are encouraging their
employees to donate $5 to the
American Heart Association so
they can wear red and jeans to
work on this designated day. The
money raised will benefit research
and education to help reduce the


Enter statewide


On February 8 Hendry County
residents can participate in Step
Up, Florida, On Our Way to Healthy
Living a relay covering all 67
Florida counties.
A team of bicyclists will start at
Gator Hammock on SR 29 and ride
the flag nine miles to.Duda Citrus
Belle.
Walkers will carry it two 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


Young Ea;
On Saturday, February 5, the
:Experimental Aircraft Association
(EAA) Chapter ,66, will host a
Young Eagles. Flight Rally at
LaBelle Airport for youth 8-17. In
addition to offering free rides,
pilots at the event will also explain
more about their airplanes, allow-


LaBelle Sports Park or
Drive for proclamations
and a short celebration at
Country. Oaks El
School will participate an
led by superintendent c
.Tom Conner Will run
school to meet every
l5ark.
Walkers will leave the
one-mile trip to LaBelle El
and East Coast Migrant
where students will join it
Walkers will contain
Cowboy Way to Martin Li


incidence of heart disease in
women, -
Heart Disease is the number
one killer of women, yet research
and education in this area has not
been funded sufficiently according
to the AHA. Also most heart dis-
ease research has looked at men
and not women. This campaign
hopefully will raise enough money
to allow at least the AHA to do


more research dealing with representatives to fund this watch that diet; decrease your salt
women and how heart disease research. Take care of yourself: get in intake; and stop smoking. Don't
affects them. your blood pressure and choles- become one of those destroyed by
A -... ,....^. ... terol checked; get some exercise; heartdisease.


As a nurse LO worUl I vvit eaIrt
disease each day, I urge each of you
to support this event and to wear
red on Feb. 4th. But even more
important then the wearing of red,
please support the AHA and
encourage your state and national


Step Up, Florida event
SForestry 1.4 miles to Children's Garden Day- the Hendry County Health Depart-
s, exhibits care Center for more children's ment is looking for people who
noon. activities, would like to help transport the flag
ementary Walkers will then continue to on any of the segments. Groups are
id a group ,Upthegrove Elementary and their encouraged to bring a banner or
)f schools students and then a short walk to sign. Law enforcement will accom-
from the theriver.
ne at the The flag wil continue onits way pany the participants at all times to
ne at the The flag wil continue on its way provide a safe route and transport
in canoes paddled six miles to the provide a safe route and trnsporta
park for a Ft. Denaud Bridge by Scott Perry tion will be available to return the
elementary and students from CYDA. participants to their starting point,
Headstart The final leg to the Lee County Anyone who would like to partici-
n activity. line will be completed by runners pate should call Mary Ruth Prouty
ue down from the American Cadet Corps. at the health department 674-4041
uther King The Heart to Heart Program at Ext 127 for times and to sign up.


gles to host youth flight rally


ing young people to discover how
airplanes work and how ensuring
safety is the primary concern
before every flight.
Following the flight, each
youth will receive a certificate
.making them an official Young
Eagle. Their name will then be


entered into the "World's Largest
.Logbook," which is on perma-
nent display at the EAA Air Adven-
ture Museum in Oshkosh, WI.
The Logbook is also accessible on
the Internet at www.youngea-
gles.com.
Parents and youth attending


the flight rally on Febtuary 5 are
asked to come to LaBelle Airport
Terminal, starting at 8 a:m. to reg-
ister. Flights will begin at 8 a.m.
Parents/guardians must be there
to sign the registration form.
Please call 863-675-1568 to
reserve a spot for your child.


Kids: show off your pet at livestock show


Kids! Do you have avery special
pet you'd like to show off? Well,
come to the LaBelle Youth Live-
stock and Ag Show February 14
and you'll have your chance. The
S show begins at 6 p.m.
You don't have to be a 4-H'er or
S FFA member and your pet doesn't
have to have a pedigree. They do
need .up-to-date health records,
shots and tags. They must also be
on a leash, halter or in a cage, box
or bowl. Remember, you have to
controlyour pet!
Categories include: cutest pet,
ugliest pet, most unusual'pet, best
pet trick, most unusual name of.
pet, most look alike child/pet and
best dressed pet..


Include your name, age, school,
pet's name and kind of pet on your
entry form. Forms have been dis-
tributed at local schools and may
be picked up at the 4-H office, 1085
Pratt Blvd. Be sure to return it by
February 10, either to the 4-H office
or your school. Forms will also be
accepted the day of the show on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
You child may enter your pet in
up to three categories.
Please bring a donation for the
Caloosa Humane Society as their
entry registration. Items needed
include: chlorine bleach, laundry,
soap, dishwasher soap (Cascade),
dish soap (Dawn), hand or bath
towels, paper towels, toilet paper,


office copy paper, sprayers for
hoses, spray bottles, cheap clay cat
litter, dog/cat toys, leashes/collars,
canned cat food, scrub brushes,
blankets, animal beds, money for
supplies and bills. There will be
door prizes and lots of fun.
For more information call 674-
4092 and ask for Sonja, Tricia or
Marlene.

Shows/sales
Small Animals, pets, greased pig
contest: Monday, February 14, 6
p.m.
Dairy and beef breeding cattle:
Tuesday, February 15,6:30 p.rh.
Steer show: Tuesday, February


15, 7p.m.
Swine show: Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 16,7 p.m.
Fashion show: Thursday, Febru-
ary 17,6 p.m.
Goat show: Thursday, February
17, 7p.m.
Goat milking contest: immedi-
ately following the goat show
Market Animal Sale: Friday, Feb-
ruary 18, 7 p.m.
Check out is Saturday, February
19, from 10 a.m. till noon.
The buyers' dinner will be held
Friday, February 18, from 5-6 p.m.
.at the Hendry County Cooperative
Extension Office.


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What is the sun without .,L
Daniel Swarovski Paris
crystal eyewear?

Now available at:
The Optical Center
located in
Family Eye Care
100 N, Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-0761


CHRIST THE KING
Lutheran Church
1362 Thigpen Road LaBelle, FL
9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship
The Lords Supper It and 3rd Sundays
Bible Study Sundays at 10:15 a.m. 0
S863-675-2733 N.RiverRd.(Hwy 78)
e-mail: christthekingc@aol.com


Lisa Herrero
.Realtor


700 Main Street
LaBelle, FL
FAX > 863.675.6575
www.soland.com


863.675-4500
lia c .h erAtr eo nd.co


Cell > 863.673-UU66
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lea tmisaktaatee.nte, Mailing Address > P.O. Box 1680 > LaBelle, FL 33975


Missionaries to show work at Grace Baptist
On ,nSunday, Februa.6 ,Graham their language, theywill be creating will preach a message from the .
and Ellie Scott, wH':will be a written language and teaching Bible during the morning service,
S involved in Bible translation work them how to read it. Graham and andElliewill raise herbeautifulvoice
in Indonesia beginning this sum- Ellie recently finished post-gradu- insongofpraisetoJesus.
mer, will be presenting their work ate work at the Bible College of
at Grace Baptist Church. As mis- Queensland, and linguistics train- Everyone is ivited to come and
sionary appointees under Wycliffe ing at the Institute of Linguistics in e e i inite to oe an
Bible Translators,.they will engage Melbourne, Australia. hear their fascinating presentation,
S in Giaining nationals in Indonesia, Graham is an "Aussie." Elie grew ask questions and join them in
as well as being involved directly in up in Illinois and is the daughter of worship. Sunday School begins at
some of the translation and literacy CountryVillage residents Henry and 9:30 a. m.,.and the morning wor-
S training. Some of the people Sue Ellen Ryl-Kuchar. Besides pre- ship service at 10:45 a. m. Grace
. groups that they will serve do not senting their work during the Sun- .Baptist Church is located in Port
S have written language, so in addi- day School hour and holdingaques- LaBelle, east of Collingswood, on
tion to translating the Bible into tion and answer session, Graham Eucalyptus Blvd.


Caton to speak
Everyone is invited to the
Christian Chamber luncheon,
S Thursday, February 10, begins at
noon and ends at 1 p.m. at Flora
& Ella's Restaurant in LaBelle.
The cost of the lunch is $10. To
RSVP call '239.481-1411. Guest
Speaker David Caton founded the
Florida Family Association in
S November 1987. The ministry


at Christian chamber luncheon
has earned the reputation of lies. He is high-
being the "strongest" and "most ly effective in.
effective" state organization in defending
the country. American Family community .
Association president Don Wild- values."
mdn applauded the efforts of (Reported by
Caton, calling him the "quarter- the American
back" of the pro-family groups. Family Associ-
"David has been a consistent and ation on March.
faithful friend to America's fami- 6,2003.) David Caton


Property appraiser's office sets special hours


Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA,
Hendry County Property Appraiser,
has announced that her offices will
be open until 6 p.m.; on February
10, 17 and 24, to accommodate tax-
payers who wish to file for home-
stead exemption and other exemp-
tions that are available. Also, to
better serve the public, the offices'
will be open on Saturday, February
19, from 9 a.m. till noon. '
For those taxpa ers w\ho wish to
appl in LaBelle on theabove
dates, please enter the Courthouse
complex through the courtyard
and an attendant will let you in the
glass doors. Parking will be avail-


times and locations:
Pioneer Fire Station: Thursday,
February 10;
Montura Fire Station: Thursday,
February 17; -
Felda Fire Station: Thursday,
February 24
The Clewiston sub-office will be
open the 'same dates and times as
the LaBelle office.
You must have the following
information to apply:.:
1. Title of your property
2. Florida driver's license
3. Floridavehicle registration
4. Hendry County voter's card


or Declaration of Domicile
5. Social Security cards) or
numbers)
6. If you live,in a mobile home,
you will need to bring the registra-
.tion
7. Permanent Resident Alien
Card or non-American residents
Should you have any questions
or need additional information,
please feel free to call the LaBelle
office at 675-5270i or the Clewiston
Office, at 983-3178.. The hours of
both offices are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday.


able in the east parking lot beside
the chamber of commerce. ABLLE'S
If you can't get to the office, staff
will come to you at the following R N T U
LFUR NITU R
Birth CLEARANCE CENTER

GavinLee Howard The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
Lonnie and Vanita Howard of ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
LaBelle are proud to announce the Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
birth of their son, Gavin Lee' would like to say Thfank You. In doing so, our
Howard. He was born on January w ll eto an Y n gom our
12, 2005, at Health Park Hospital in LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Ft. Myers. Heweighed 7 pounds, 10 Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
ounces, and was 19 and 3/4 inches our customers to own quality name brand fur-
long at birth. niture that Blockers,is known for. Savings from
Gavin was welcomed home by 50 to 80% ff.
his, big brother, Stephen, and big 5
-sister, Lillie.
Maternal grandparents are Wal-
lace and Wanda Fallin of LaBelle.
Paternal grandparents are Donns
'Storter of Ortona and Orvell
Howard of Clewiston,
Great grandparents are Delores 359 W Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle 675-2132
Stephens of Inglis.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE
GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Affirmative Action organization and will
continue to meet its non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations by
insisting that all contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others who do
business with the Cooperative also adhere to strict nori discriminatory and
affirmative action practices.

Additionally, Glades Electric Cooperative will continue to insist on full
compliance of its Affirmative Action Plan in its hiring, promotion and other
employment practices. The Cooperative invites and encourages all minority
individuals and groups to participate in all its membership activities, to be
active in the vending of materials and supplies, and to enter bids on contracts
for services needed by the Cooperative.

Any minority individual or minority group interested in participation in any of
these activities arid needing more information about equal opportunities at the
Cooperative, may contact L.T. Todd, General Manager and Affirmative Action
Compliance Officer, Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., by writing to him at
Glades Electric Cooperative, EO. Box 519, Moore Haven, FL 33471; or by
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TYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER


H J 1LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH MILLER
VICTORIA AUSTIN, JILL DILLMAN
S AND TIM SPENCER
A lK 675-0500


REAfLTY
IM M AN I NEW LOCATION
l mM I 233 N. BRIDGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF
BRIDGE ST&
I i WASHINGTON


RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE ACREAGE FOR SALE
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Call for 10IACRES+/- with wood frame cracker
details house. Being sold "As Is" Asking $2,020,000.
TWO STORY HOUSE 3Bedr 2Bathon IN PIONEERI 4Bedroom/2Bath mobile
a beautiful oak filled 112 acre located in Alva. home on 2.5 acres +/-. Asking $109,900. Call
Asking $140,000. for more details.
NETW LISTING I2g# 40BELLE. NICE 1.25 ACRE LOT in Montura on Nogal
3BedrooAkNg9 D0 I l'id Circle Street. Asking $25,000.
Asking $93,000. COMMERCIAL
2BEDROOM/2BAT on cor-
ner lot closed COMMERCIAL LOT 132X132- with wood
lanai. Asking $92,500. frame house. Selling"As Is" Asking $140,000.
3BEDROOM/2BATH, Spacious home, LOTS FOR SALE
cathedral ceilings, custom oak cabinets, BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with
below ground pool, screen lanai, lighted old blk building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
water fall spa, separate 2.5 garage. Located on
the corner of Caloosa Drive. REDUCED TO LOT ON DOLLY AVE.- $15,000. Make an
$400,000 call for an appointment today. offer!
LOCATED IN LEHIGH ACRES. LOTS IN PT LABELLE FOR SALE
3Bedroo0i AlAS ItIRAt.tly remod- STARTING AT $22500 AND UP HERE
eled, beaf ty 'rahscaped. A must see IS OUR NEW FEATURED LOT
priced at $154,900
ON THE CORNER OF SHAWNEE FOR THIS WEEK
2Bed/lBath w/carport Asking $49,900. NEW LOT LISTINGI On Odessa Circle.
Asking $35,900..


- FIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME'S VALUE -


(MS) Are you among the
thousands of people who are
thinking about improving their
current home or buying a 'fixer-


upper" home? Beforeyou start
spending money doing either,
here are five things you should
know.


REDUCED To $400,000


485 Caloosa Dr. LaBelle FL, 33935
Nestled in Florida Foliage on large corner lots, 3 bedroom 2 bath
lus den or could be 4thbedroom with 2 Car Garage built in 2001.
Pool and lighted waterfall spa. Custom built Oak cabinets, water
softener, 1 inch porcelain tile through out house and cathedral
ceilings.


AR
REALTY

INC.


863- 675-0500
233 N. BRIDGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF BRIDGE ST s&WASHINGTON
Property Management Rentalse Sales


1. Lifestyle improvements to a
kitchen or bathroom always
increase the value of a home, so
they are your best investment.
Other areas to consider include
the master bedroom, media
rooms and "outdoor rooms."
2. Maintenance improvements
are necessary, but don't expect
the value of your home to go up
as, a result. Exterior pait jobs
may help increase the "curb
appeal" of your home, but since
maintenance is a necessary part
of home ownership, don't
expect a $5,000 .paint job to
translate into $5,000 more in
home equity. But do note that
failing to maintain your proper-
ty adequately will decrease its
value by whatever it will cost to
repair the damage or implement
necessary maintenance proce-
dures. Think of home mainte-
nance improvements as a way of
protecting your home's value'
from going down.
3. Cosmetic improvements
neutrally effect a home's value.
Jobs like stripping wallpaper or
painting are cosmetic improve-
ments that most homeowners
can do themselves, making the
perception of their value seem
less. ,Therefore, it makes more
sense to do most cosmetic work
yourself instead of paying some-


one else to do it.
4. Be aware of over-improving
your home, especially if you
plan to sell it within 2 to 5 years.
Before you commit to a big proj-
ect, such as installing a three-car
garage or an in-ground pool,
check to see if it's out of charac-
ter for your neighborhood. If
your house is improved way
beyond others in the neighbor-
hood, you may have inadver-
tently placed it on the "odd" list,
making it highly unlikely to
increase its market value when
it comes time to sell.
5. Keep up with home values
in your neighborhood. Realtors
use home sales information on
comparable sales (comps) to put
a value on a home. The best way
to assess the value of yours is to
look at home sales of properties
that are similar to yours in your
area.'For example, if you know
that 15 Hedge Lane is compara-
ble to yours and it sold for
$325,000 with a new kitchen,
you can get an idea of what the
value of your home would be
with a new kitchen. Comps give
you the most accurate picture of
what your home is worth.
Visit www.homepricecheck.com
or www.domaria.com to track
home values in your neighbor-
hood.


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


Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with pri-
vate q-at-d entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft. of qual-
ly rn Iril 3;Fi';2 5.A' home. Home has 10 ft. ceilings,
splitfloor 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. $1,600,000.
IFt.T en6~nuiT river'frofil6f'eonon "ne acrewitff4' of
river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this
3BR/3BA + office riverfront home like new. The new fea-
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli-
ar.n: r ;ie and carpi large patio to relax and enjoy the
ri.'e v-e*w. cvnew rd. irrigation system, driveway and
boat dock. $799,500.
3B'R2BK M'CTi me on Fr4icr-s'locaeIdon a naviga-
ble oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint,
quiet property also can be divided for an additional build-
ing lot. Home has new roof, storage building and hot tub.
Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let
this one pass youby. $410,000.
New 'coisTFucdon 3'W12"iA sifloor platiiF hiomeon
canal with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with
cathedral ceilings, tile; carpet and upgraded appliances.


180 N. Bridge St, LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
[ www.heritagelandco.com
f_ Mis Se Habla Espafiol


Owner financing possible or trade for hurricane dam-
aged prropeijne .,ii be coni..eied_ $350,000.

5; acre 'lveirrorn Elalte homesih e ~hi r, h -Ievai':'n
allows fdllmpreusiieviews ofIri nlra r oasia 1 al waierway
Cash or owner financing possible. $950,000.
1/2-aTc""ae'ii7M65'd "Eta-is-Wif-i' f'fo'I on 't e' rer.
Some trees. Buildyour dream home here. $400,000.
12-- 6. r ta6osahfate-eR -iv T" iidin" Ils on
Caloosahatchee Drive. This homesite is ready for your
waterfront home. Owner financing available. $395,000.

17.94 acres with over 6,000 palm trees Queens,
Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells &
irrigation. There is a 2BR/1BA block home that needs a
little.TLC. Tree sales could pay for property. $569,000.
We erFid etreft oi'2'acres: 1BR/1BA cabaii hesfled in
an oak hammock is the perfect spot for campfires...Jacks
Branch Creek runs along the northwest comer of the
property along with several other ponds. Property is
completely fenced with palriettos and pines throughout.
$500,000.
ExcepfioaT '37A-R erTBA& Flom 'idsuaTledo'h.7


acres. Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10' ceil-
ings, plantatioirhudtters, security system, wood laminate
flooring, crown molding, the list of amenities could go on
and on. Large tiled back porch over looks your own pri-
vate 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 long.
$410,000. .
2 hlomes oi6-.8' acreMaiTn'house is1BR?26A'CBiSand
Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house. Main house has
handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet
floors. $165,000.
Upated,' ceiFan ciifoa rtble 872 MS TFiome in
the city limits ,S.u ti illlioring through-
out home. la r is adorned with
oaks and citrus trees. Don't let this one pass you
by! $144,900.
2B2MA' wiit-s'pciotas u"rs'.W iC"r67eened "bck porch
and concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage
shed. Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof
is approximately one year old. $134,900.
Locatioi,'oa SRilBRJ ATIome on.6 quTdieT dead-end
road and unattached studio ot.Jhf nrpses in need of
TLC. Great lIgI Br lB iKill t. Homes in this
neighborhood are scarcely available. Make this one your
own. $120,000.

1BR/1BA mobile .home on 1-7+,ai S; a Completely
fenced, 2 wlmlg~frGglt r land. 30X14
pole barn, 1 rx0sfed w/electric. $249,009.
3B8 B,1 o cabi7 mn~iUfacTurefW h n-6nmeon'+T OaTres
that is fenced and cross-fenced: Features include built-in
entertainment center and garden tub. This is the perfect
country retreat on a private road. $212,500.
2B2Ba'mob6ie homoe o5 sTn'M u'sE Wiev tile- flors,
galValume roof, front & back porches & storage shed.
Property is entirely fenced with stocked pond & fruit
trees. $175000.
Like w, phisise s 3BR?28m'a nidfcfuredTibmToe with
10X12 wood deck on 2.44 fecSo All appliances
refrigerateo "illi i ,l. IMAsher, freezer,
washer& dreri'ess than one year old. 20X40 shop plus
IOX10 shed. Quiet countryliving at its best! $169,900.
Just ieucdeTcifve acres, fenced 'crossience4 cov-
ered.horse ,a 1.i, g1 l ublewide with
new roof an ll ae, srn room carport, plus new
4"well. All this for only $169,900.
Welliepf ls 84AsoBrleeidile ThomiW ith ioslicesdoin oor
plan plus 8X14.screened porch on 5 acres in Muse.


Totally fenced with stocked pond, 12X14 shed, 4 horse
stalls. A beautiful piece of property in the country for only
$159,900.
2BRFJ2BNA' li oV-n 6 acre s' in mint con0itodnI6. Featfires
split floor plan, pantry, covered deck and outbuildings.
Must see!! $84,900.
4.4S 'e acres -' ndTot o6fft9a'merPirfaT,,ii ftin.
Fenced witllBWtIFl home needs
TLC andsol'ss."$79,900.
Doublew"i'de'l iefon one aicre i~iuhnifry'eaow. Being
sold as is for only $74,900.
19973BtR2B A W mobile on 2- ols on corner in
Horseshoe Acres. $65 _0o __0.


50x185 Commercial Site. Downtown LaBelle Hwy. 80
frontagp. $105000.
0.2'+/- acre 1octeia'just n7iofitfTo~v'n. P- ially c-eared.
$54,.00 .. _....._ _.. .-

17.94 acres with over 6,000 palm-trees Queens,
Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells &
irrigation. There is a 2BR/IBA block home that needs a
little TLC. Tree sales could pa for property. $569,000.
JusT'6ast'o7HenrryCUo-nLy'~lnn74 YR.-oh'-SfaTe'road
80 Future land use- Commercial. 5 acres. $550,000.
,40 acreTa-Fi n e obn'ii iii 'by
Thompson L h oogo drainage and
irrigation. $487,320.
20 acres 1'Ol'TiloTidaTan-d.Hea i7 wo6odeTd with
many varieties of trees and wildlife: Creek runs on the
southeast comer. Some lower lying areas dre wet during
the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house and
enoy nature's beauty. $285,000.
20 ares "in-Muse- re6. f pF urTan feicea 'c6 ss
fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures pri-
vac with 4 gates allows for easy access. $265,000 .
"A rated''acreage -do~m te"f fefnced, '*4'T~ elis, one
for home and one for acreage. Aage .. up for orange
grove or pa gI r @nR Bri BlR clude: 30X14
pole barn, f shed w/electric. 12X47 1BR/1BA
mobile home. 17+/- acres. $249,000
5+acres on 66winFgihgTraTl'f.' iflus~i"va7yac Iran-
quility for your dream home: House pad' in place.
$150,000.
HigT ail ai~d T F'oresTn lot is i.'" ced on Tsiie'snd.
gated. Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.


$145,000.
5+/- acres of wooded land located on the main road in
Pioneer Plantation. Great location for a site built or man-
ufactured home. $105,000.
Wooded 5 acres in Pioneer Plantation on paved road -
Property is partially cleared with septic and well (needs
pump) & is ready for our home or MH. $95,00.
6 magnificent 1+ acre homesites on prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will not
split..- ....... ....
4.46 acres 2nd Iooff .l0 l"i Plantation.
Fenced with BoahUl' Cobie home needs
TLC and sold "As I $79 900 .....
Miles from noise vLigti Vlm, 5+/- seclud-
ed, accessiblS lP a..IF_. +
Looking for seclusion? This is it!!! 5+/- secluded; acces-
sible acres located on Queen Avenue; in LaDeca Acres.
$64o00o....... ...:. ..
5+/- wooded acres in Ladeca. Access at this time is
undeterminable. Manufactured homes and horse are
permissible. $61,50L0. .__...._._ ..
Five acres in Pioneer on Tampa Avenue- $59,500.
Two 2 acre 'arc is in Pioneer $37,500 each.
2.5 partially cleared acres perfect for s-ite built or manu-
'factured home on Riviera in Pioneer Plantation. $35,000; '
Not much acraI accessible
acres in Pionl-EB ~


Oak trees grace the unique off-river lot in LaBelle's only gated
communtiy that offers a pool, community center and tennis
court. Bordered by thousands of acres of undeveloped land.
$79,900.
Indian Hills SID Nice'comer lot approx 1 acre. $55,000.
DoleTot i'"o g50 00
Homesites on Noith side of 80 near golf course & across
from Ranchettes $26,p_000 & u.__ _
Pt. LaBelle homesites. Call office for details.


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Wildlife officers write citations
,Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- small game season was not fence line along County Road looking for it.
servation Commission officers open. Both subjects were issued 832. Investigator Ayers found the Investigator Ayers called the
issued several citations in Hendry citations for possessing firearms vehicle parked on the property subject's wife at home who con-
County recently. They include: in the management area during and watched,as one adult and firmed they had a dog,'except it
SOn Saturday, January 22, the closed season, three juveniles excited the was with her at home. The sub-
Officer Lance York located two On Sunday, January 23, woods. Upon stopping the sub- ject admitted to the truth and
individuals hunting squirrels in Investigator Larry Ayers received jects, the adult told Investigator retrieved a rifle that he had hid-
the Dinner Island Wildlife Man- a call from a landowner regard- Ayers that his dog had jumped den in the woods. He provided
agement Area. Dinner Island's ing a vehicle parked next to a out of the car and they had been Investigator Ayers with a state-
ment saving that he had been


Curtis I. Clark, 23, was arrest-
ed January 25 for arson first
degree and smuggling contra-
band into a detention facility. An
inmate at Hendry County Jail,
Clark allegedly set fire to a piece
of cloth in a stairwell. Officers
confiscated a lighter found on his.
person.
On January 22, Armondo
Ramirez and Adan Diaz, both 18,
were arrested for aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, aggra-
vated battery on a pregnant vic-
tim, cruelty to a child without
great harm and cruelty to a child -
aggravated abuse. Deputies were
called to a fight at the Azteca
Superstore on SR 29S where they
took statements from three vic-
tims: a 17-year-old who was
punched in the face; a 16-year-old
who was stabbed in the arm and
a 16-year-old pregnant girl who
had been punched in the hand.
One of the victims said he had
been targeted by a gang he Used
to belong to. It was his last day at
home before leaving for Marine


boot camp, Their assailants fled in
a dark colored car and headed
north on SR 29.
On January 25, Marcellous
Lenard Smith, 27, was arrested
for cocaine possession with intent
to-sell, manufacture or. distribute.
Smith was parked at B Road
where a "hand-to-hand transac-
tion" took place. Eight grams of
cocaine were reportedly found.in
a plastic vial in a pasture 20 feet
from where Smith's vehicle was.
On January 22, Jimmy Glenn
Wagner, 33, was arrested for bur-
glary, dealing in stolen property
and grand theft. He allegedly stole
frozen meat and seafood' from.
Christopher's Restaurant and sold
or traded them. He also reported-
ly stole two air conditioner units
from another location.
On January 23, James S.
Kehl, 44, was arrested for DUI
after a crash at Belmont Ave. and
SR 80. His blood alcohol level
measured .170/.178.
On January 23, Sonny James
Robbins, 17, was arrested for pos-


session of marijuana with intent
to sell, manufacture or distribute
(a third degree felony).
On January 26, Paul C. Fry,
32, was arrested for DUI. Hewas
also cited for refusing to take a
breathalizer test.


hog hunting. Investigator Ayers
charged the subject with tres-
passing.
On Monday, January 24,
Officer Lance York issued tres-
passing citations to two subjects
that he found on private property
off of County Road 832. The sub-
jects had a rifle in the vehicle, but
not in their possession during the
trespass violation.


ATTENTION


Landowners,
Developers,
Ranchers and

Farmers '


We Buy
Cabbage Palms
and Pine Timber


Statewide Palms, Inc.

863-675-4844


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439 W. Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle,

863-675-4005
All repairs and layaways must
be picked up by February 14


YOUR FINANCIAL LIFE GOES

BEYOND STOCKS AND BONDS.

SHOULDN'T YOUR FINANCIAL

.STRATEGY DO THE SAME?


.JON FINSTROM
SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR
VICE PRESIDENT
IS AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS AT
YOUR HOME OR OFFICE.

1-888-243-2144 OR
863-673-3365



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* Solace at lasti...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.'
Featuring a great floorplan, ceramic tile, enor-
mous laundry room andlots of kitchen cabinets.
Outside is a spacious screened porch, fenced
backyard & above ground pool. Only $199,900.


* Thji Irunriur', 2i-; i'ti c.uIe i: trul; i ,'n Of
a u-id' The mrr, hbu. c I',lruc; include _-B
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
Zr..undil.cper $549,900.
* ie tlLd 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
gjra, iiud lou more ':nl $229,000.
* "lIsc at I.i[' l iER.i home in LaBelle.
Fejrunrg a t. iv tfl.'':.rplar ceramic tile, enor-
mrr"'ou under, rro.man.d it.'.,l k ,lt.:hnl cabinett.
Outside is a spacious screened porch, fenced
bail., ,rd .k ab-,'. e r.:.und p:-.l Or1-' $199 900
* FPrure pcrtI:ct Tlu' 4I: Ie bric ik hoirnL in
o.; n on r, oak tilled :corrn,:r lot ith a lenced


backyard, screentd porch. ipaious r:oorrm cs cr
tr:dl .acum s.ivtem and a giieat fl:or plan Thus
brath tikirng homrt i priced at -nld $195.900
* Hands down winnerl!... Competition melts
by comparison to this 3BR/2B custom built two
story home. This home is located in the desir-
able Belmontarea and is close to shopping and
schools. You just can't go wrong with this spa-
cious and .el'thought out floor plan. $184,900
* 2 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
to big and not to small. This one has it all for
only $129,900


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2 45.1; cres Itaturcs vaulted ceilings, textured
1hcet roe luhNI lteIa tg Ag ts, dual
,iank in master bith and lots more. Asking
$123,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced
and crosijk lrWbjl W also 2
horse stalls and tack room This one is perfect
for horse lovers! Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured honie with over 1,700
-quail foi:t I li -uCen in imnrri ilcc Fjeruri.
i,.n:Lter uit and I ricF.d TRAty $ 0.
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tured hnU WMg i A p roxhomie, knitd ior h.rs. and .an bI t ubtdI.dcd
5 acres this is one you have to see to believe. fortwo homes. $125,000.
$149,900. 3- 125t af 1e2 qt i- -ricedat
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres. $19,900 eaclB rleTars. .
This home features new waterN system and air -. -
conditoner. Plus wall towall ceramic tile vault- ,. I
-d celilrli and lots more. This on won't last .
long at only $139,000. Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
* Country Living at its best, in Muse. This LaBellew/great potential. Currently zoned for
beautifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits on duplexor single family w/apossibilityofrezon-
mcely landscaped acre. Features include a d u sing. fml w/a, p -
wood burning fireplace, a large "country igto Business. $69,000. ,
kitchen",hughwalk-inclosets, new capet a .25+'/- i O
new 10x20 storage shed Make an appointment $19,000. G I .
to see this one todaylllil Asking price is -
$128,900 .
*Lookin .i'r u,,urr', -1r 'Here itis! This -
gorgeous 4Pr. *. mjalulaLurtd h,.me :.hs ,p I I I'- jart'. :."d C Ico.miTilro .il t Su.
2.25+/- breath rd. -ir acrc, and i. "r-iv' minu -Its I L,'I 1tC : *I it) irru! i il ;' LtL fl f ,l.ntag
from town. 1-us .r oi'.r L-rit lang $126.900 on SR29 trd fr.:rjta on L..:l;., Sncrt isnl.,i.g
* REDUCED Ri.R l m.nuarl.,citu h., 'ii cni $359,000.


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TRrr.t.c "The Sniitn" Tt.il .,re 2.040
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ONF OF A KIND Custom built
'BR 3 I/2BA cedar + stone home on
S8.58+/- acres covered with tons of
large oaks. Perfect home for enter-
taining features stone heated'pool
and spa w/2 waterfalls, custom pool
lighting, screened lanai, tiki bar
w/surround sound and sundeck.
Interior features porcelain tile
throughout the first floor, stone fire-
place, movie theater room set up
w/100" screen and surround sound
wood floors upstairs, game room
w/bar and much more. This home is
a must see .$1,200,000.
2BR/1.5 BA CBS HOME situated on
beautiful tree covered oversized lot
w/private setting in the city. $95,000


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3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home on 2.5 acres located approx. 2
miles from town. Property is fenced
w/some oaks and circle drive.
$124,900.
30 ACRES PRIVATE AND
SECLUDED. Mostly pines and pal-
mettos w/approx, 25 acres which-
was cleared at one time. Located 1.25
miles south of Hwy 720 in Muse.
$240,000.


Marilyn Sears -.Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whatley,
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin and Suzanne Sherrod


GATED 275.'- ACRE RIVER- HOMES IN THE CITY
FRONT estate. Top qul.ah:, con- GREAT BUSINE',S POTENTIAL!
struction and design features soar- Locted ery cloe to I-H: sO ,ind
ing cathedral ceilings,! granite Court Hoilse. 3 500 1q ti:. C BS bricl.:
kicclen couLlLrir coi?, 'eciuit., ,-' 'home has pei'fec: office floor plan
tem, cu o.L-oi p'Jol 'c.i-aed 'l.r.i, 2 plu' an 'ttaclied efficiency apart-
1/2 car caae rid -oft I i .,Il'a :y meant. $349,000.
to your own private deck. You will 3BR IBA. DOLiBLEWIDE MOBILE
enjoy'the numerous fountains and HOME IN THE CITY on quiec
endli;s' sunsets. A must see! street. Many upgrades including
$1,500,000. new roof shingles, new air condi-


B2 R/2BA HOME ON CANAL


W/RIVER ACCESS Full walk-out
basement/workshop. Zoned duplex.
Large open porch overlooks private
owned waterway. Dock w/electric
and water. PRICEREDUCED TO


tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900.
'HOMES-
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA
HOME surrounded by oaks on one
acre. Custom wood cabinets
throughout, large master bedroom +
screen porch. $194,900
NEW CONSTRUCTION BRAND
NFW SPLIT FLOOR PLAN


$299,900 FIRM. 3BR/2BA. Home situated on private
GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER- wooded lot close to town and
FRONT PROPERTYI One. of the. schools. $149,900. UNDER CON-
few riverfront parcels on the market: TRACTI' !
This stunning 10 acres is very unique NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME!
w/600+/- feet fronting on the beauti- 3 HOME W/SPLIT
ful Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy 3BR/2BA HOME iW/SPLIT
endless viewvs from the raised river- FLOOR PLAN. Cathedral ceilings;
bank. $1,600,000. Owner will sell 5 Located close to town and schools.
acres for $800,000. $144,900.


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MOBILE HOME ON 1/2 ACRE.
Cathedral ceilings,, family room,
breakfast bar, large back porch and
fenced yard. Located on paved road
approx. 3' miles south of LaBelle.
$89,000.
3BR/2BA' DOUBLFWIDE
,MOBILE HOME w/split'floor plan,
vaulted ceilings, kitchen features
island and breakfast bar. Master fea-
tures walk-in closet, garden tub and
separate shower. $85,000.
3BR/1BA OLD. FLORIDA-
STYLE home on oak covered lot,
home being sold "as is" and priced to
sell. $64,900. UNDER CON-
TRACT
2BR/1BA 'MOBILE HOME IN


RIVFR OAKS SUBDIVISION. Sit
on your front porch and view the
Caloosahatchee River across the
street from this mobile home. This
partially furnished singlewide
-mobile home is close to community'
boat ramp. $55,000.
HOMES ON ACREAGE
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME

FENCED ral ceil-
ings, fire ath fea-
tures garden. tub, dual sinks and
walk in shower. $119,999.


ACREAGE/LOTS
INCOME PRODUCING MOBILE
HOME LOT. Zoned for mobile
home RG-2M call for details.
$24,900.
10 ACRES w/oak hammock oIn
paved road. Great buyll $120,000.
UNDER CONTRACT
2 RESIDENTIAL LOTS located in
River Oaks S/D. Great investment.
Sewer and water available. $17,900
each.
COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
POTENTIAL
PRIME HWY 80 CORNER BUSI-


NESS POTENTIAL 195 ft. fronting
on Hwy 80 and 200 ft. deep. Great
investment for future business.
$215,000.
TURN-KEY .OPERATION -with
chefs, managers and wait staff in place.
Established 130+ seat restaurant locat-
ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ih
the city of LaBelle with frontage 6n
Lee and Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at a reasonable
price. $100,000.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 3,2005


No angry issues presented to school board


urtey poto. r
Courtesy photo


County's top spellers
The following students will represent Hendry County at the
Regional Spelling Bee that will be held in West Palm
Beach: Pictured from left to right: Savannah Davis, LaBelle
Middle School, first place; Chelsea Steadley, Eastside Ele-
mentary; second place; Eli Fedele, Eastside Elementary,
Alternate. The Hendry County Spelling Bee was held Jan-
uary 25, at Upthegrove Elementary School. The following
students from Hendry County participated in the county
bee: Kayla Ayers and Albar Ramirez, Country Oaks Ele-
mentary; Cesar Cabanas and Luis Dieguez, Westside Ele-
mentary; Blake Broom and Stephen Lapp, Community
Christian School; Conor Coderre and Tyler O'Ferrell,
LaBelle Elementary School; Anthony Black and Amelia
Molina, Upthegrove Elementary; Savannah Davis and
Elyssa Grant, LaBelle Middle School; Eli Fedele and
Chelsea Steadley, Eastside Elementary School; Kaleb
James and Ami Patrick, Central Elementary School; Sarah
Espinoza and Javine Williams, Clewiston Middle School.


By Donna Meister
A Waterman Broadcasting,
NBC news channel 2 reporter
and cameraman were present at
the January 24, school board
meeting. However, they left dis-
appointed after approximately
two hours. Apparently, they
were under the impression that
angry parents were going to be
present to voice their concerns
over LaBelle Middle School
,issues. Hendry County School
Board Executive Secretary Bev-
erly Thompson explained that
she had informed some parents
that in order to bring something
before the board members at a
meeting, a spokesperson or
issue must be. placed on the
meetings agenda at least one
week prior to the meeting, The
deadline is Monday by noon
before the agenda is finalized.
Actually the appropriate route to
go would be to meet in private
with the principal and or school
board member from your district
if there is an issue that needs
attention. A specific student's
name cannot even be discussed
at a public school board meet-
ing.

CHS students
head to Spain
Spanish teacher Louis Lillard
and the 2005 Golden Apple
teacher from CHS,.approached
the Hendry County School Board
with his plans.of taking 15 CHS
students on an educational trip


to Spain this summer. (This
number includes chaperones).
Each person will pay his or her
own travel expenses at a cost of
$1,695 each. A check written to
EF Tours (Global Classroom)
was needed to secure the reser-
vations with the tour company
from the school board. The edu-
cational' experience will
immerse the students in another
culture that only being there can
afford them. Permission was
granted with the stipulation that
there will be no partaking of
wine, or of course any other
alcoholic beverages. School
board member Sally Berg also
wanted to make sure that there
were more than ample chaper-
ones on the trip. She prefers hav-
ing one chaperone for, every
three students.

Student Services
Week in Florida
The Florida Department of
Education announced the week
of February 6-12 has been estab-
lished as Student Services Week
in the State of Florida. This is a
special time for the school per-
sonnel to focus their attention
on the support services that are
provided by school counselors,
school nurses, school social
workers, school psychologists
and career education staff. Stu-
dent service professionals work
together to assist students in
acquiring the knowledge, skills
and competencies needed to


LaBelle FBLA dominates district competition


FBLA members from LaBelle Middle School's District Con-
ference team included: Daniel Hernandez, Gregory Zimmerly
(8th Grade), Joshua Hernandez (7th Grad.* Bobby Hegley,
and Spencer Fletcher (8th Grade), Ryan Higginbotham (8th
Grade). AnaKaren Salinas (8th Grade) and Ryan Higginboth-
am (8th grade) are not pictured. ,


On Thursday, January 20,
.LaBelle Middle School hosted
approximately 300 Future Business
Leaders of America (FBLA) at the
District 19 District Conference. Fif-
teen different schools from Collier,
Glades, Hendry and Lee counties
were represented. Students came
to LaBelle with high hopes. These
students came to compete in yari-
ous areas related to business,
including Business Math, Business
Communications, Entrepreneur-
ship, Emerging Business Issues,
Public Speaking and Word Pro-
cessing, just to name a few. Eight
eager competitors represented
LaBelle in competition. Congratu-
lations to:
1st Place Computer Slide Show
Gregory Zimmerly (8th Grade)
2nd Place Business Math -
Joshua Hernandez (7th Grade)
3rd Place Public Speaking -
''Spencer Fletcher (8th Grade)
5th Place Proofreading and Edit-
ing Ryan Higginbotham (8th
Grade)
5th Place Business Math -


FBLA members from LaBelle High School's team got a little crazy after their successes at the
FBLA district conference.


AnaKaren Salinas (8th Grade)
Eleven students from LaBelle.
High School entered the competi-
tions.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students:
1st Place Marketing Will Smith
(Senior)
1st Place Public Speaking II -
Matthew Baker (Senior)
1st Place Business Calculations
-James Maddox (Senior)
1st Place Multi-Media Presenta-
tion (Team)
Nick Hamilton-Proverbs
(Sophomore)
Robert Higginbotham
(Sophomore)
Tyler Lewis (Sopho-
more)
1st Place FBLA Principles and
Procedures Brittany Baker (Fresh-
man)
3rd Place FBLA Principles ad
Procedures Kourtenay Kelting
(Sophomore)
5th Place Banking and Finance)
-TanheyaSmall (Sophomore
5th Place Marketing T'avanna
Horton (Senior)
Both LaBelle Middle School and
LaBelle High School competed in
the "Battle of the Schools" match-
ing their knowledge with both mid-
dle and high schools students. The
final round found LaBelle High
School and Caloosa Middle School
in a showdown. LaBelle High
Schoolwalked away as the winner!
Now both LaBelle Middle
School and High School winners
are headed to the FBLA State Lead-
ership Conference to be held
March 28-31 in Orlando where they
will compete in their respective
events against the winners from
the rest of the districts. Several
fundraisers are being scheduled,
but both' FBLA groups would
appreciate any donations to help
them attend state competition.
Please call Jodi Higginbotham at
LMS if you would like to help.


Chris Bell on Wingate University dean's list


Wingate University has
named Christopher Charles Bell
of LaBelle to the Dean's List for
demonstrating outstanding aca-
demic achievement during the
fall 2004 semester. The Dean's
List requires a term GPA of 3.30 or
at least 12 quality point academic
hours with no grade below a C.
Wingate University has also.
named Christopher Charles Bell
of LaBelle to the President's List
for demonstrating outstanding
academic achievement during
the fall 2004 semester. The Presi-
dent's List requires a term GPA of
3.80 on at least 12 quality point
academic hours with no grade
below a C.
"It takes hard work and self-
discipline to accomplish such
high academic achievement,"
said Dr. Martha Asti, interim vice
president for academic affairs.
"Wingate University faculty and


staff congratulate the more than
500 students who have achieved
,President's List and Dean's'list
honors this past'semester."
Founded in 1896, Wingate
University is a private four-year
co-educational institution:offer-
i t zf rant fixr on in


faith development, career discov-
ery and community service.
Wingate offers more than 35
undergraduate majors in arts and
sciences, business education,
fine arts, musid and sport sci-
erces. It also offers pre-profes-
CTi nil radant*mr nrarliate


degree'. In addition to academics,
Wingate student-athletes com-
pete in 17 NCAA Division II
sports.


master the Sunshine State Stan-
dards and make healthy lifelong
decisions.
Recognition
Mrs. Beatrice Gutierrez, Food
service worker/cook from Coun-


try Oaks Elementary School, was
honored for her faithful service
to the Hendry County School
Board for 26 and 1/2 years of
faithful service. The board
makes it a point to show their
appreciation to loyal employees.


Denise
Walker



Shary
Weckwerth


Denise Walker, Sales Associate and Shary Weckwerth, Broker
Associate of Heritage Land Co., LaBelle, FL, have completed their
1031 Exchange Training.at the Real Estate Academy in Ff. Myers.
A 1031 Exchange joins together the sale of owned investment
property with the purchase of new investment property, of equal
or great value, for the purpose of defetring taxes. -It is mandato-
ry that a Qualified Intermediary holds the money in between the
sale of the owned property and the purchase of the new proper-
ty, and prepares the legal documents for the exchange. After clos-
ing the first sale, the seller has 45 calendar days to identify and
180 days to close on the new investment property. There are no
extensions. If you are thinking of selling your investment proper-
ty and want more information about deferring taxes via the 1031
Exchange, give Denise or Shary a call at 863-675-6788.


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- Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 3, 2005 SPORTS 9


Clay Timpner featured


in baseball magazine


."* a, m,_ ,i By Donna Meister
i- LaBelle High School's own
*"' baseball standout Clay Timpner,
now a San Francisco Giant, was
written up in an article in the
January issue of Baseball Ameri-
S" ca Magazine. Baseball/football
LHS Coach Ron Dunbar just hap-
pened to spot the article and
.. I ,. .called the Caloosa Belle. Dunbar
says, "Clay is a very humble
young man and never con-
cerned with awards or being in
Csthe spotlight, but this'write-up is
M quite a compliment! He just con-
.f tinues to work hard and enjoy
".. the game. He has even been at
S me our practices the last few weeks
at LaBelle High School helping
"- A dr some of our younger players.
with their fundamentals, and
o- then working out before he
heads off to spring training."
According to the article writ-
i ten by Andy Baggarly:
Timpner, left-handed -hitting
outfielder was a fourth round
draft pick out of the University of
SL .- p Central Florida. He excelled and
led the Knights in nearly every
offensive category, including
hits, runs, doubles, triples, home
Courtesy photo/Ron Dunbar runs, total bases and stolen
Clay Thipner at bat during a Salem-Keizer Minor League bases. He was successful in 42 of
game. 49 stolen base attempts and

Cowgirls make their way to regional
ByRogerAlexander goals from Meghan Kelly, which each scored goals. That was all
The Cowgirls are on their way put her over the 100 goal mark for they would score, though; the
to the regional tournament, thanks her career..She new has 103 goals. defense would have to do the rest.
to wins over Immokalee and North Her sister, Melissa, got her.206th 'After allowing a goal, the
Port in the first two rounds of the 'career goal in the victory., defense did pick it up. They fought
district tournament. They eventual- In their next game the team off ever attack and with about ten
ly fell to Bishop Verot in the finals, knew it would be a little tougher. minutes left in the game, they put
but the second place finish put North Port has played the Cow- out the final flame of North Port.
them into the next round girls tough all year and ths game Goal keeper Maria Rodriguez
In the opening game, the Cow- proved to bee no different. stepped up and made a game-sav-
girls easily defeated Immokalee, 8- LaBelle jumped out to a 2-0 lead ing stop on a break away to pre-
0, to advance to the second round. just. 15 minutes into the game as serve the win. She. finished the
In that game, the Cbwgirls got six Melissa Kelly and Tiffany Terrell night with 14 saves.


Cowboys post first winning season


By Roger Alexander
The Cowboys soccer team had
its best week of the season as they
won their final three games and
posted the school's first winning
season ever. Now the district play-
offs are their main focus as they
try to defeat North Port to move
on to face Bishop Verot.
In winning their first game of,
th.week, LaBele defeated Gulf
CoAst b a 2-1 score. Juan Pidsaiand,
Eddie Ramos scored goals for the
Cowboys to ensure Ihe win.


Following that game, LaBelle
faces Palmetto Ridge and easily
defeated them by a 5-2 margin. In
that game, Juan Rios scored two
goals, which also set a single sea-
son record for goals scored by an
individual.'He now has 17 for the'
season.-Along with Rios' goals,
LaBelle also had scores from Art
;Rivera, Juan Moncada and Rey
Hernandez.
In their final game of the sea-
son, the Cowboys faced Sebring
and blanked them by a 4-0 score.


LaBelle jumped out to a 3-0 half-
.time led before finishing them off
in the second half. Rey Hernendez
scored two goals, including one off
a corner kick. Moncada and Juan
Cortez also scored for LaBelle.
With a record of 12-8-1, the
Cowboys feel confident going
into the playoffs. They have
defeated North Port already this
season and had two really close
Games with Bishop Verot. If they
win both these games, they will
be in the district finals.


Varsity cagers need to work for districts


By Kevin Lutkenhaus
The Cowboy varsity basketball
team lost a tough 46-41 game to
Dunbar last Tuesday night. It
appeared that Dunbar was out to
avenge anearlierloss in December,
:when LaBelle beat them in over-
time. The Cowboys had several
chances to win down the stretch,
butwere plagued by turnovers. -
Leading scorer for the Cowboys
was Chad Lutkenhaus, with. 21
points. Sophomore newcomer
Shane Johnson added 6 points.
The Wednesday game was a
different story. The LaBelle boys
played a good game against a solid,
fundamental St. John Neumann


team. The Cowboys really needed
this one, and it was rewarding to
see the players' hard work pay off.
The Cowboys out-scored the
Celtics 13-9 in the final quarter to
seal it, winning the game 67-65.
Sophomore Chad Lutkenhaus led
the Cowboys with a career-high 30
points, and 10 rebounds. Seniors
Jason Williams and Holden Jones
were also in double-figures with
11, and 10 respectively.
SFriday night, the Cowboys
traveled to Bishop Verot, and
were simply beaten by the
Vikings, by a score of 90 to 61.
The Vikings got off to an amazing
21-7 first quarter lead and never


looked back. The Cowboys did'
hold Southwest Florida's leading
scorer, Reed Baker, to only 20
points, but his support was too
much. Coach Kelly did say, "Our
guys are getting better and are
working hard, but we need every-
one to step up, with districts
around the corner."
.Chad Lutkenhaus, led the Cow-
boys with 24 points with 7-for-7 at-
the charity stripe. Jason Williams
was also in double figures with 12
points. Jason was also 6-for-7 at the
free throw line. The Cowboys have"
two full weeks before they venture
into districts. Follow, the Cowboys
online atwww.news-press.com.


JV basketball looking for better things


By Kevin Lutkenhaus
The LaBelle High School Boy's
JV team lost a tough 51-24 game to
the Tigers of Dunbar last week. The
Cowboys started out playing very
well through two quarters, but
were outscored 17-3 in the third
period, starting the Tiger rout.
Coach McClain stated, "We were
I just flat that third period, we didn't
play well on defense and simply
could not find the basket".
He was happy with the overall
effort of the team, considering that
two of the starters were moved up
I to varsity. Ben Dailey led in points
with 9, followed by Caleb Jordan's
6 points.


Sports Shorts

Semi-pro football
The Southwest Florida Storm
emi-pro football team will play
the Miami Kings Saturday, Feb-
ruary 26, at Davis-Pratt field.
Game time is 7 p.m.

Signup for Dixie
SSoftball League
Dixie League Softball arehold-
S ing sign-ups on Saturday and Sun-
day through February 13. Satur-
day sign ups will be held at Winn
Dixie starting at 8 a.m. Sunday
sign ups will be held at Davis Pratt
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Also sign up on the try out day for
Snew players on February 19 at
SDavis Pratt Park. Allgirls age 8-16
are, encouraged to come sign up
and play the wonderful game of
softball.


On Wednesday night, the boys
lost another tough game to the.
Celtics of St.. John Neumann, 55-
37. This tire, Coach McClain said,
"We were. just flat and that basket
seemed hard to hit. We've got to
get it going a lot earlier, than we
have," coach said.' He did mention
that his players are improving, and
they are looking for better things to


come. Thomas Bennett led the
Cowboys in scoring with 11 points.
On Friday night, the Cowboys
lost to archrival Bishop Verot by 16
points. The game was again a story
of poor shooting and ball handling.
Coach McClain was proud of the
boys' efforts, as they are giving their
best, but some of the little things
seem to hurt the Cowboys.


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struck out just 29 times in 259
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LaBelle Community Christian School
SK5A Grade A
Brice Beakley, Ryley Bowen, Bryana Campbell, Dustin Cooper,
Jeffcry Harris, Kavia Howard, Macy O'Ferrell, Dillon Powell,
Deedra Shaclford, Brady Walker, Brooke White
K5A Grade A-B.-Chase Anderson
K5B Grade A Teddy Rickman
K5B Grade A-B
Keileeany Carrion, Angela Crawford, Isaac Pagan, Brandon
Puente, Tristan Story, Chloe Taylor
1st Grade A
Jason Banky, Brandy Brister, Sierra Brister, Kenneth Carrion,
Dusty Ann Catala, Cole Hamil, Wesley Huffman, Janely
Jaimes, Courtncy Perry, Matthew Reyna, Jackson Royal,
Madison Schaaf, Christian Skinner, Trystan Yzaguirre
1st Grade A-B
Chelsey Ford, Eric Lomas, Erin Wells, Elyssa Willis
2nd Grade A
Jenifer Aguila, Emma Raye Barfield, Ashley Faz, Brandon
Gomez, Olivia Molina, Vrraj Patel, Zachary Phillips, Kaleb
Rosbough, Danid Townsend
2nd Grade A-B Isaac Lopez
3rd GradeA
Taylor Corbitt, Dalton Longnecker, Tapan Patel
3rd Grade A-B
Jolan Hull; Kelsey Jeinkins, Courtney Miller, Jason Reyes,
Meagan Watkins
4th Grade A Mariah Molina, Tabitha Parker
'4th Grade A-B
Miranda Cole, Amber Eagler, Bianca Hernandez, Ella Hudson
5th Grade A-B 1
Cody Fry, Ryan Howard, Brytani Lawmaster, Laura
Raulerson, Merary Trevino
6th Grade A
Thomas Allen, Elizabeth Marcotte, Jonathan Reyes, Asma
Saheed, Kindall Tindall
6th Grade A-l
Courtney Bancroft. Dhara Patel, Mitchell Wilkison
7th Grade A Megan Woodruff
8th Grade A-B -Joshua Reyes
Country Oakes Elementary School Honor Roll
Kindergarten A
Jose Aguilar, David Aguirre, Hannah Andrews, Lexy Barraza,
Kenneth Barrientos, Briana Briones,. Anslee Boyle, Kayla
Calhoun, Thomas Canales, Sebastian Carrion, Giancarlos
Castano, Austin Castilo, Jasmine Craft, Gabriela Custodio,
James Cuttino, Fernanda Crumpton-Blandon, Gabby Davis,'
Brendon'deVuyst, Giovanni Esparza, Blanca Flores, Laura
Furman,. Ricardo Gonzalez, April Grifaldo, -Guadalupe
Guillen, Kayla Ham, Kathy Henry, Alex Hernandez, Brendon
Herrera, Joel Jimenez, Ronaldo Karr, Yasmin Lopez-Gomez,
Cristian Madrid,Joselin Mancilla, Elizabeth Marquez, Samuel
Marquez, Michael Mears, Rafael Melgoza, Maria Mendoza,
Maria Mendoza, Anahi Montalvo, Marielys Montes de Oca,
Raymond Orengo, Beverly Paz, Noah Pequeno, Anita Perez,
Ruben Perez, Jorge Olvera, Ally Ramirez, Casey Rodgers,
Jordan Russell, Alex Santiago, Emily Schwarz, Chasity Smith,
Daisy. Soto, Cheyenne Spencer, Amanda Sullivan, Jasmine
SThomas, Alton Timmons, Day'Shawn Vilbrun, Daniel Villeda,
Jakob Wagner, Ariel Woodard, Jessica Woodard, Ana Zelaya
First Grade A
Esmeralda Alaniz, Alexa Benavidez, Emileigh Eiden, Matthew
Embers, Yesmin Erreguin, Alejandra Escobedo, Jonna Flores,
Jazmin Florez, Mayreli Garcia, Jessica Gonzalez, Brianna
Herrera, Kaitlin Lawton, Joey Leon, Savanna McPherson,
Miguel Mendez, Abraham Ortiz, McKenzie Redish, Adrian
Rivera, Luis Rojas, Thelma Santiago, Connor Tanner, Sofia
Trejo, Sarah Williams
Second Grade A
Olympia Abrego, Kylie Bancroft, Beatriz Cardoza, Angelica
Castilo, Mindy Cisneros, Jasmine DeLeon,..Amber Fussell,
Miranda Garcia, Ana Gomes; Juana Gomez, David Herrera,
Roel Karr, Danny Keller, Juan Lopez, Kassandra Melgoza,
Gerardo Moreno, Diana Mustafa, Cassidy Pascher, Jesse
Pequeno, Amanda Phipps. Tania Santiago, Kassie Squires,
Alexis Timms, Alondra ilia, Kasey Whidden, Monique
Williams. Nikole Zelava.


Encarnacion, Diana Escobedo, Alma Flores, Keyla Garcia, Luis
Garcia, Jennifer Garza, Graciela Grifaldo, Bianca Landaverde,
Daniel Lozano, Karen Maciel, Nelianne Malave, Esmeralda
Mendez, Diego Moreno, Ashraf Nakleh, Dana Odeh, Victor
Palacios, Erick Pena, Arlene Perez, Humberto Perez, Jessica
Pucntes, Sujeivelis Rueda, Dona Sabino, David Sanchez, Zack
Smith, Vanessa Suarez, Carolina Tiejiero, Chyanne
Wilkerson, Kayla Wilkes,Jeffer Zelaya
Second Grade A/B
Natalie Aho, Eduardo Alcaraz, Connell Barron, Skylar Bell,Jon
Catlett, Jacqueline Chavez, Zach Condon, Yasmin Cortez,
Lorena Cruz, Kailee DeVuyst, Laura Fernandez, Chelsy Flores,
Melanie Forehand, Christia Galvez, Dalia Gomez, Kayla
Gomez, Norma Grifaldo, Mariby Hernandez, Kimberly
Homrich, Blaine Howell,Jorge Jimenez, Pilar Landaverde,Jose
Madrid,-Rodrigo Moreno, Andrew Pardo, Michael Pepitone,
Gerardo Rea, Kaelee Rimes, Kendrah Robinson, Sandra
Romero, Maricela Salas, Isaac -..-irrjl.nm, Rosa Soto, Travis
Sullivan, Robert Townsend, Douglas West, Maria Zamnora
Third Grade A/B
Jacob Anderson, Marissa Gonzalez, Dylan Hinson, Heyri
Juarez, Robert Koff,JC Neely, Samer Odeh, Victoria Olivarez,
Maria Ortiz, Joann Ramos, Jose Regalado, Nicholas Reinard,
Caleb Rimes, Jose Rodriguez, Christopher Salinas, Yanithza
Santillan, Tania Soto, Taylor Wagner, Brandi Wells, Sergio
Zuniga
Fourth Grade A/B ,
Iliana Arellano, Anabel Arenivar, Dylan Awbrey, Edith
Benitez-Rangel,, Kaitlyn Carlson, Juan CastilloJ Jasmine
Chavez, Caroline Cottrell, Joseph Danforth, Jo&dan Fiore,
Felix Garza, Michelle Gielow, Michael Gonzalez, Riley
Hendricks, Brittany Hicks, Chris Jasiak, EdgarJimenez, Kayla
Keller, Cade Logan, Giovana Maldonado, Erick Medina,
Angelica Mendoza, Kendall Owens, Noemi Pereiro, Alfred
Perez, Hanan Qaqi, Miguel Rodriguez, George Sigala, Bryce
Tanner, Nurielis Vasquez, Cristabel Velasquez, Brooklin
Walls, Peyton Walls
Fifth Grade A/B
A'Tia Alexander, Hector Andrade, Irene Castro, Miquela
Cuellar, Timothy.Cuellar, Laura Escamilla, Joel Fernandez,
Braxton Ford, Marilu Garza, Gary Ben Hull, DrewJeffries, Ian
Kelley, Yisvi Noyola, Brittaney Orelue, Bailey Passmore,
Gennifer Raulerson,.Sonia Santiago
LaBelle Elementary School Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Madison Aller, Derek Bass, Alton Burton, Ronnie Burton,
Conor Coderre, Jennifer Frausto, Jose Gomez, Alexander
Hernandez, Keilani Hernandez, Jenna Howard, Cheyenne
(Kayla) Johnson, Anna Lopez, Luis Luna, Wolfgang Lynn,
Kendall Marotti, Arika Mourfield, Perla Murillo, Abbie
O'Ferrell, Tyler O'Ferrell, Rachel.Reinbott, Diana Rodriguez,
Jerry Schauer, Jessica Smith, Kip Stansly, Even Vasquez, Jesse
Whitman
A/B Honor Roll
Cathavius Adams, Aida Arellano, Diana Botello, Devin Bradey,.
DLstin Bradley, Travis Burchard, Anna Bustamante, Clarisa
Callejas,Josh Cantu, Araceli Castro, Charles Chance, Nikolas
Cuelar, Brittany Deras, Joe Dipofi; Brianna Dobbins, Yoana
Dominguez, Jinique.Dossou, Paola Escobedo, Tyler Flack,
Selena Galbreath, Kalup Gallegos, Maria Gallegos, Nancy
Garza, Faviola Gomez, Mariela.Gomez, Dagoberto Gonzalez,
Jesus Gonzalez, Josue Gonzalez, Lane Goodwin, Jorge
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Maria Ruiz, Socorro Ruiz,.Victor Ruiz, Humberto Salinas,
AJeiaindrol S.trtillan, Carlos Saritillan, Dylan Strickland, Daisy
Trc.:j. t Iir., Velasquez, Pablo Vespasiano, Israel Villa,
Morgan .Walker, Coty White, Shelby Williams, Cassidy
Willis-Childs


Third Grade A Blue Dolphin Pride
-Yesenia Errequin, Paulina Magana, Jarred Miller, Albar Brenda Cisneros, Jessica Delgado, Susana t*spejo, Eduardo
Ramirez Faith Sherrod, Mark Sloan, Katelyn Thorn, Michael Garcia, Luis Garcia, Cameron Goltry,Jose Lupe Gomez, Sergio
Vasquez, Taylor Williams, Austin Wright Gomez, Erika Gonzalez, Isidro Gonzalez, Marino Gonzalez,
Fourth Grade A Dennis Graham, Miranda Ingram, Ezequiel Juarez, Sebastian
Tri-. -rrinctr Dnaji Brico. '-shle Curry afdr,-a -Ma,-iel K-s;andra Pedraga, Yeseni Perez, Maniram
ILuilClih.au Eum:. I.,lrqljez .ma.ii OdeCh I.l.:re an-Pe p:.ne- -Rampeti.r.:l Anthony Sands, Marco Telon, Donavan
Bre.Ln P'o.l.. -I re, [ Ae_,ruih R.:rr, ', Suz..nr. T.;&iUa. .UJ, or, '", dLam.. E;T, ldaZuniga
-\\o.j rd e t'ecri "t niga :1 ULipthegrove E1ementary School Honor Roll
Fifth Grade A First Grade A
Chandler Bridwell, Stephanie Cash, Ramon Gomez, Alexa Andrea Deras, Diego Desantiago, Liam Drew, Jacklyn
Pena, Justin Phillips, Tanner Redish, Tyler Sherrod Escamilla, Alyssia Facundo, Gladimir Fajardo, Meranda
Kindergarten A B Garza, Malorie Gomez, Miklynn. Harrington, Judith
Ernesto Alvarez, Esperanza BriseAo, Charmikka Broughton, Hernandez, Michael Hernandez, Ariel Jimenez, Stephanie
Zully Bustamante, Carl Chesser; Adriana Coria, Jod Cortes, Johnson, Caitlyn Mayo, Ebelinda Martinez; Courtney
Carlos Crespo, Eduardo (ruz, David Deleorr, Sierra Foster, McChee, Marquez McLemore, Jessie Miller, Angie Perez,
Juan Gavilanez, Amberly Gonzalez, Andres Gonzalez, Dixon Moises Ramirez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Byron Tahtinen,
Grinmi I.Jo Camerino Guzman, Sergio Jimenez, Tristen Leal, Jonathan Villanueva.
i.r ',.i!l:, Leandro Madrid, Morgan Martindale, Armando First Grade A/B
Mdsqueda, Oscar Ortiz, Lissette Paskeuric, Mariah Pitts, Jose Beltran, Sierra Boyce, Brandon Conley,Jeremiah Devisme,.
Katie Poole, Jennilynn Reyes, Estefania Rodriguez, Roberto Michael Durrance, Carlos Fdrtanel, Stefani Guijosa, Jacob
Rueda, Charlie Ruiz, Isaac Tonias, Patrick Zamora Gutierrez, Noah Gutierrez, Tiffany Home, Devon Meloy,
First Grade A/B Tiffany Messer, Marcellous Mitchell,AnabelNavarro, Estefani
Miguel Aguilar, Ramon Aguilar, Jamie Akers, Jessica Nino Moruca RodriiCue: Arizaidy Segura, Natalie Simmons,
Ami cu.r .\naj rrel:.a, Nathlt Canales Adriana Cardenas,- Chn-Lr r. Treio. GCldilo Trejo, Javier Uriestegui, Alberto
Ltl ri Cjar.n: iulie ;,?ool jev.el DI!Zad,: Thii: \ i, '.Alfred.,'Lhin-. Duinun Wilson,SadiZuniga.


Second Grade A
Berlandie Erwin, Caroline Johnson, Maliri Kelting, Melanie
Lopez, Sophie Polhemus, Hunter Spargo
Second Grade A/B
Maria Acevedo, Paula Alvarado, Sergio Bustamante, Natalie
Cantu, Saul Deras, Nicole Dillman, Zuleria Dominquez,
Karina Fortanel-Mejia, Daniel Garcia, Homer Garcia,
Christian Gause, Christina Haberkom, Dominque Harrington; ,
Sheena Heuer, Garrett Howard, Amanda Jedrykowski,
Marantgelly Jimenez, Cristian Ledezma, Michael Martinez,
Patricia Martinez,. Chrissy Partin, Mayra Ramirez, Samantha
Walker, Preston Watson, Logann White, Sadie Wilson.
Third Grade A
Alari Foutch, Katie Guerrero, Timothy Kelting, Clarissa
Madrid, Luis Maldonado, Kendrick Rivera, Haley Stephens,
Lindsey Williams.
SThird Grade A/B
Cindy Alvarado, Jamie Brown, Johnny Cisnero, Alfredo Cruz,
Ernestina Deras, Lindsey Garza, Tabitha, Garza, Zachary
Gomez, Kayla Guterriez, Jasmine Jimenez, Brandi Meloy, Jose
Miranda, Angelica Paz, Celia Resendiz, Danny Robinson,
Caleb Shirley, Breanna Spencer, Justin Tahtinen, Brittney
Tanner, Shelby O'Bannon Thigpen, Morgan Tittle, Jian
Wilson.
Fourth Grade A
Andrew Benkert, Jacqueline DeSantiago, Flavio Lopez, Amelia
Molina,
Fourth Grade A/B
Honor Roll; Nicholas Aguilar, Victoria Bhagwandin, CJ.
Crossno, Corey Helvey, Cesareo Leos,Julian Monroy, Jordann
Nowling, Joselyn Renteria, Herod Spangler, Daniel Tahtinen,
Paige Taylor, Patsy Thomas, Stephen Woosley.
.Fifth Grade A
Vicente Acevedo, Dan Alderman, Dylan Smith, Leah
VanWagner.
Fifth Grade A/B
Morgan Alderman, Taylor Crupper, Maria Cruz, Isael Deras,
Noel Gutierrez, Ariana Herandez, Rodrigo Ibarra, Alton
Jackson, Alberto Mattinez, Angela Martinez, Anakaren Perez,
Rocio.Pimentel, Dora Plietez, Cody Suchomski, Octavio
Vasquez,, Karla Zavala.
LaBelle Middle School Honor Roll
Sixth Grade A
Elizabeth Burns, Lupe Calderon, Brandon Cooper, Steven
Fiore, Zena Gatch, Sovier Hernandez, Emily Leon, Brianna
Ramos; Santiago Reyes, Genaro Rubio, Evelyn Santizo-Soto,
Rachel Schauer, Richard Talada
Seventh Grade A
Kaylynn Cash, Savannah Dekle-Davis, Joshua Hernandez,
Olivia Luckey, Lizabeth McKinney, Adrian Pena, Daniela
Pimentel, Stephanie Yanes
Eighth Grade A
Brennan Causseaux, Violeta Contreras, Bryan Crockett,
C'Leena Birch-McLymont, Johanna Mesa, Chelsey Ramos,
Roxana Razo, Holly Stevenson, Gregory Zimmerly
Sixth GradeB B
Kevin Aguirre, Eduardo Andrade, Alexia Arellano, Calab
Baker, Staci Berg, Adam Boardman, Courtney Burke, Elizabeth
Burns, Leticia Calderon, Angela Carmona, Elias
Carmona,Crystal DeSantiago, Kandy Dimas, Jennifer
Escalante, Isabel Garza, Araceli Gomez, Maria Gomez, Maria
Gomez, Nora Gomez, Alejandrina Gonzalez, Arianna
Gonzalez, Judith Gonzalez, Mayra Gonzalez, Victoria
Gonzalez, Elaine Guerrero, Reyna Guzman, Valerie Hahn,
Brett Helvey, Ana Hernandez, Bernice Hernandez, Daniel
Hernandez, Mariana Hernandez, Michael Gabrick-
Hernandez, James Hester, Bre'Anna Knight, Laura Macias,
Jessica Madrid, John Marotti, Amy Marquez, Jessica Mathis,
David Miller, Alejandro Moreno, Robert Morrison, Ana Pena,
Michael Pittman, Mariana Prado, Gabriela Raya, Melissa Rios,
Perla Salazar, Michael Terrell, Anthony Timmons, Maria
Valentin, Sindie VanWagner, Grady Willis, Britney Woosley,
Noeli, Zuniga
Seventh Grade B.
Jonathan Allen, Christopher Bennett, Martha Blanco, Kara
Burs, Rebecca Campbell, Vanessa Cantu, Annalida Cavazos,
Janie Delatorre, Pedro Deras, Roberto Deras, Alexis Esquivel,
Sandra Gamez, Jose Garcia, Yesmin Garcia, Roosvelt
Gonzalez, Jorge Guillen, Shania. Hansen, Emily Hull, Ada
Johnson, Alyssa Kemp, Rachelle Krause, Kaylee Lai, Thalia
Leon, Chelsea Lewis, Miriam Lora, Katherine Lynn, Alejandro
Macias, Kayla Maldonado, Blayne Marshall, Katrina
McIntosh,,SanJuana Menguela, Kaler Miller, Ashley Molina,
Kimberly Paz, Brianna Sanchez, Nora Santiago, Claudia
Santillan, Stephanie Schafer, Brittany Smith, Savannah Smith,
Lori Spangler, Tonie Tolar, Amanda VanMed, Adam Vasquez,
Ismael Villa, Jozetta Wilson
Eighth Grade B
Maamoon Abueluf, Jesus Aguilar, Anthony Anderson, Lindsey
Atkins, Nabela Boodhai, Thomas Boswell, Tiffanie Cain,
Johanna Campos, Mercedes Cantu, Tiffany Cordes, Gavin
Corey, John Doak, Maria Erreguin, Nicole Fiore, Gabriela
Gallegos, Irene. Garza,: Edilvia Gomez, Manuel Gomez,
Elizabet Gonzalez, Elyssa Grant, Jacob Greepe, Claudia
Guerra, Abetnego Gutierrez, Robert Hegley, Marlena Herrera,
Jeffery Johnson, Katelyn Kisela, Anthony Lee, Jaziin Leon,
Cecilia Leon, Brittany Lott, Karina Marinez, Daniel Moreno,
Jacqueline Moreno, Brenda Munoz, Laura Munoz, Kayla
Murray, Stephanie Pack, Nicholas Phillips, Ashley Pittman,
Kayla Pittman, Joshua Raiche, Ryan Rhoden, Blake Rice,
Alyssa Rivas, Carlos Rodriguez, AnaKaren Salinas, Griselda
Santiagp, Taylor Sawatzky, Abygale Shupe, Jacob. Stephens,
Amanda.Suarez, Samantha Swindle, Henry Timms, Stephanie


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Vargas, Nancy Vasquez, Alexis Virsack,Jordan Walls, Britney
Whitman, Darcee Woodford, Alfredo Zamarron, Deidre
Zigler, Nereida Zuniga
LaBelle High School Honor Roll
9th Grade A
Mallory Allen, Chelsey Anderson, Brittany Baker, Ricatdo
Botello, Shannon Christy, Aaron Dyess, Benito Garza,
Anthony Hernandez, Margarita Juarez, Miranda Landrum,
Freddy Martinez, Rosa Martinez, Anna Martinson, Catherine
McVay, Amber Oney, Nestor Peralta, Alexa Redish, Tasha-
Williams.
10th Grade A
Kandice Atkins, Danielle Blake, Daniel Campuzano, Samantha
Cash, Jessica Cruz, Richard Damigos, Valerie DeLeon, Alfredo
Flors, Suzanne Greenleaf, Nathan Harris, Angela. Hester,
Robert Higginbotham, Vicente.Jimenez,Evelio Lora, Chad
Lutkenhaus, Jennifer Milligan, Rebecca Moreno, Tasha
Morrison, Magaly Rios, Braulio Tamayo, Shayla Wilso. ..
11th Grade A
Mario Ayala, Rebecca Barnhart, Nicole BhagwandinChavum
Boodhai,. Amber Brandon, Chelsa Causseaux, Paulette
Cervantes, Janet Dominguez-Giron, Steven Erwin, Maria
Garda, Juana.Hernandez, Anthony Kats, Vancheska Koch,
Nathaniel Krause, Stefanie Larrimore, Kaitlin Marotti,
Terrence Martinez, '.n:r n.:ih Martinson, Ryan Parrish,
Danielle Pent, Alma Ramirez, Felipe i.n tllin Anna
Simonenko, Shandeya Thomas, Jeremiah .'. id !.mi Jerrahd
Williams, Mallory '. dlh.-iin, :n, Matthew Williamson.
12th'Grade A
Brianna Armstrong, Ruth Arroyave, Matthew Baker, Jose
Banda, Martee Barnmart, William Brogdon, Matthew Devisme,
Brendan Dunbar, Jose Garcia, Kathryn Gatch, Nicole Hansen,
Cecilia Hernandez, James Hogan, James Holland, Sharika
Holmes, Ricky Kemp, Marina Marines, Mary Munoz,
Edwardo Nieves, Lynn Puente, Christy Ramos, Veronica
Ramosj, Lawrence Raulerson, Arturo Rivera, Rachel Roberts,
Brt min Sanders, Joshua, Smith, Maggie Waddell.
9th Grade B
Blake Barnes, Jeffery Beard, Jessica-Anne Bechtel, Thomas
Bennett, Rachel Boy, Bob Brogdon, Callie Burley, Rhonda
Burton,. Marianela Campos, Edilberto Carranza, Benjamin
Daley, Brandon Daniels, William Davis, Amber Furman,
Naxhieli Gasper, Daphne Glisson, Anquiette Goree, Anahi
Guerra, Jose Guillen, Deisy Jamies, Reynol Karr, Katherine
Korff, Carisa Langley, Iris Lozano, Nicole Mansingh, Lacey
McCall, Pablo Mejias, Rebecca Middleton, Carolina Moreno,
David Moreno, Estetbn t;luri.: Vanessa Ostolaza, Anibal.
Pachrco, Victoria Page-' lirui Silvestre Perez, Brittany
Puente, Gabriel Puente, Jazmina Ramos, Tulsiram
Rampersaud, Fred Robbins, Arianna Rodriguez, Tiffany.
Santiago, Jacob Sawatsky, Jacy Sealey, Laura Serrano, Scott
Sloan, Kevin Smith, Mariela Soto, Kelli Taylor, Brandon
Temples, Jania Thompson, Daisy Vargas, Christopher
Wegsheid.
10th Grade B
Robert Amos, ic-rsi bdke: Courtney Fir.jo DermLr
Beckworth, Maria Bedolla, Diana Blakey, FirL r., Br.-dr..
William Burke, Dariela Caracheo, Joshua CL uh.:hr il Jchn
Collins, Joseph Crockett, LaShay Devisme, Kaylynn Doll, Jose
Equia, Christian Faherty, Estelda Garcia, Peggy Garcia,
Trinidad Gaspar, Mayra Gomez, Michael Gonialez, Nicholas
Hamilton-Proverbs, Christopher Hernandez,.Marisela
Hernandez, Esophia Higgins, Emily Hudson, Abigail Jimenez,
Maria Jimenez, Mahali Keel, Stafford King, Tyler Lewis, Jorge
Leyva, Alex Madrid, Mayra Martinez, Matthew McCulley,
Connor McVay, Leann Miller, Victoria Morris, Abraham
Munoz, James Napier,- Cindy Nunez, Marisol Ortiz, Maria
Perez, Heather Raulerson, Kirk Rentz, Octavio Sandoval,
Carla Shoaf, Ashley Slovenski, Tanheya Small, ose Soto,
Tiffany Terrell, Ashley Timpner, Carhen Torrealba, Valve
Trairattanasirich, Eric Trejo, Larissa Williams.
1lth Grade B
Steven Alsina, Philip Anderson, Claudia Arrieta, Amanda
Atun, Krysten Banda,.Blake Basquin, Matthew Bell, Jesus
Castore-a, Ryan Caudill, Austin Clayton, Nicholas Cruz,
.Sarahy Delgado, Brandon Dietze, Geoffrey E .in Sarah
Gallegos, Joshua' Garner, Rogelio Gonzalez, .Timothy
Gonzalez, Sunni Green, Laura Hernandez, Naira Hernanrdezi
Raymond Hoxworth, Myron Huffman, James Hull, Malika
Hunt, Robert Johnson, Chelsea King, Jakob Kisela; Grecia
Leos, Whitney Longenecker, Benjamin Mantilla, Juan
Marines, Raymond Marroquin, Benito Martinez, Ramon
Nazario, Sandra Perez, David Perkins, David Phillips, Am~nda
Pittman, Steven Preston, Jorge Raya, Nathan Riberdy, Ryan
Richter, Kaci Ringler, Edgardo. Rivera, Stephanie Rivera,
Bianca Rodriguez, Stephanie Rodriguez, Johnathan Sanchez,
Sandy Santoyo, Aimee Shupe, Alexander Smith, Etosia
Thornbury, Shanna Tillman, Xavier Trejo, Esmeralda Vela,
Amanda Wright, Maricruz Yzaguirre.
12th Grade B
Maria Aguero, Uvaldina guilar, Leonel Ah ure-: e::inder
Arrocha, Amber Bunting, Maria Casian'. C;,-r Clavton
Danielle Clermont, Rosali Cntrrrera Soni Di.i:. Fr ir Durno.
Doriann Dyess, Cesar Ferniride. i,.rlterlre Fi:mn.mm, j.trur
Girling, Alder Guajardo, Sarah Hendricks, Travanna Hrortn,
Daniele Hunt, Jennifer Jimenez, Julianna Kennedy,
Christopher Lopez, James Maddox, Jessica Meador, Brisna
Monterroso, Edith Morales, Sandy Morrison, Joseph Morton,
Elizabeth Nobles, Jamiele. Olivarez, Amanda Orengo,
Elizabeth Passmore, Stacy Pate, Christianna Quiring, Roy
Reyes, Sarah Sawatzky, Richel Steed, Brittany 'Stewart,
Joshua Thompson,. Piumika Weerasinghe, Jason Williams,.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 3, 2005 11


Serenoa Scandal: A page from Southwest Florida |-Law Offices of Robert L.Vaughn, P.A.


The world of Serenoa, the
beloved ranch of David Menecal,
lies along the southern flank of
Lake Okeechobee bordering
upon Everglades National Park.
It was here
in Calusa
County that
Maya, after a
dark and trou-
bled life, found
the light of her
dream of hap-
piness as
David's wife.
He had just Sarah
returned to'the Williams
ranch from a
grueling campaign to bring the
new university to the county.
Maya knew how important it was,
how much it meant to him. But it
had taken David from her at the
beginning of their life together,
and she had begun to hate the
fact that he was so powerful with
all his wealth, his influence, and
his determination to fulfill all his
obligations.
But she wasn't going to let any-


thing bother this homecoming
until ...
This is the story of a promi-
nent South Florida rancher who
is murdered in cold blood in his
wife's arms in the middle of the
night. Maya had awakened to
the cries of owls and the beating
of wings. As her eyes opened
wide a beam of light gave shape
to a shaft of metal. It was the
moonlight shining on a gun bar-
rel. A horrifying scream stuck in
her throat.
The events that followed are
electric and the reader can't turn
the pages fast enough. Novelist
Sara Williams is a writing master
,with realism that brings to life
every exciting turn of events.
Serenoa is raided, the proper-
ty seized and the nightmare tele-
phone calls persist.


But the editor of a local news-
paper in nearby Sabal Springs
comes to the rescue, asking his
close friend and former DEA
agent, John Spyer from Hawaii
to join him on a harrowing
investigation into not only mur-
der but conspiracy and political
corruption as well all designed
to conceal a deadly secret that
could rip a community and a
state apart.
Serenoa-Scandal is a captivat-
ing story of murder and mayhem,
love and loss, against a backdrop
ranging from the cattle ranches of
South Florida to the New York
Commodities Exchange.
This is Sara Williams' sequel to
Don Juan Con, her first novel
which is now under contract by
Paramount pictures for movie
rights. Sara is a former Gannett.
newspaper reporter and colum-
nist whose stories have enjoyed.
frequent national syndication.
She and husband, Bill, divide their
time between South Florida and
the San Juan Islands of Washing-
ton State.


On Feb. 5, Sara will be at a
book signing for both these nov-
els at the Annual Ortona Cane
Grinding Festival, at the Larry
Luckey Indian Mound Park, an
event solely to raise funds for the
Ortona Fire Department. The
Cane Grinding Festival opens at
10:30. Parking is free, the barbe-
cue is second to none, entertain-
ment is for the whole family and
vendors come from far and near.
Mark the date! Saturday Feb. 5 at
the Ortona Indian Mound Park on
Route 27, Ortona.
Serenoa Scandal, 381 pages,
hardback with dust jacket, is
available from
Barbara Oehlbeck, 25075
Grassy Run Muse, LaBelle, Fl.
33935.
The printed price of $28.99 has
been reduced to $24.95 for this
event, therefore send $24.95 plus
$1.75 tax, plus $2.00 postage,
total $28.70 to above address.
Phone 863-675-2771, Fax same as
phone, E-mail: doco@strato.net
All order promptly filled.


Firehouse Theater presents "Fun With Broadway"
It's once again time for that the prop/costume room of the pins," "Showboat," "The King and Saturday the curtain opens at
favorite of local theater-goers, the theater they are touring. After the and I" and "Hello, Dolly." 7 p.m. Sunday performances are
annual musical production put on initial shock and panic, they Although the songs remain the a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10
by the Firehouse Theater. In this,. decide to entertain themselves by same each night, the play offers in advance (call 863-675-3066 and


tne rourt annual musical nere in
LaBelle, director Martha Pierce
and her cast of fifteen have put
together a show they have called
"Fun With Broadway."
This is a story about a tour
group getting locked overnight in


exploring me ooxes in me room
and singing for one another.
There are selections from 17
musicals performed, including
selections from "The Sound of
Music," "Annie Get Your Gun,"
"Fiddler on the.Roof," "Mary Pop-


me cast plenty o 'opportunity[lor
improvisational fun, with each
other and the audience.
The show runs Feb. 10-13 and
Feb, 17-20 at The Firehouse Cul-
tural Center, located at 241 N.
Bridge Street. Thursday, Friday


leave your name, phone number,
date you wish to attend and the
number of tickets you wish to
reserve) or $12 at the door. Master
Card and Visa are accepted. for
you convenience.


Las Noticias en Espanol


un Bachillerato en cualquier area
educativa pero se dara preferencia
a las de: Ciencias,
Matematicas,educacidn 'elemen-
tariao education especial.
El Program Maestro Inmerso
desarrolla los conocimientos de los
maestros para manejar bien us
salon de clase, estrategias'en como
ensenar a los estudiante y psicolo-
gia.
Los participants deben de
tomar 6 cursos para ganar 16 horas
de credits y asi aplicar paar la cer-
tificacion de maestro.Los cursos se
daran los fines de semana, a con-
tinuacion les ofrecemos el horario.
El-primer curso comienza el
yiernes 25 de febrero de la 6:00 pm
hata las 8:45 pm o de 8:30 am
hasta las 4:00 prm.El sabado 26 de'
febrero continue el mismo horario
.Durante los fines de semanas de
marzo 18-19 y abril 8-9 -se
finalizaran los primeros cursos


Classes
La escuela de Adultos.esta ofre-
ciendo classes para la preparation
del examen de Conocimientos
Generlaes (GED) ESOL y maestra
sustituta. Llame al telefbno :674-
4118. Tambien La escuela Country
Oaks da classes de ingles durante el
dia en el cuarto # 5.En Mira Verde
se dan classes de ingles durante la
noche los miercoles. En RCMA se
dan classes para el GED los saba-
dos.
Aplicaciones
ParaMaestros
La Universidad de La Costa de
Florida (FGCU) esta aceptando
aplicaciones para todos aquellos.,
que deseen ser maestros desde
Kinder hasta el:gado 12 'durante el
proximo curso lectivo que iniciara
en agosto 2005.
Los candidates deben de tener


we


but YOU


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manteniendo el mismo horario del
25 de febrero.
Los tres siguientes cursos se
haran los fines de semanas de
mayo 6-7, mayo 20-21, junio 3-4-
10-11-24 y 25, julio 8-9-15-16-29 y
30.
En las tardes las classes comien-
zan de 6 pm a 8:45 pm desde el
martes 9 de mayo hasta el 15 de
julio.Los dos ultimos cursos se
ofreceran durante los semestres
del otono y primavera.
Para calificar en el Programa
Maestro Inverso los candidates
deben de llenar una aplicacion,
presentar copias de los titulos, y
tener un puntaje de 3.0 o mas
alto.Ademas dos cartas de
recomendacion indicando que
sera un inaestro con exito, que
tiene buena cohducta moral,
escribir una carta diciendo o dando
las razones por las cuales desea ser
maestro y registrarse para los


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Foley: Taxing FEMA grants would defeat the purpose


Congressman Mark Foley (R-
FL) today introduced legislation
to prevent the unfair taxation of
Federal Emergency Management
Agency's Hazard 'Mitigation
Grants that are used to help vic-
tims of natural disasters rebuild
homes to prevent future devasta-


tion. Foley first introduced the
bill last year in the 108th'Con-
gress after his Congressional dis-
trict suffered direct hits from
three of the four hurricanes that
slammed into Florida last sum-
mer.
"Taxing these grants would


defeat the purpose," said Foley.. FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grants
"They are intended to save lives to be taxable last summer.
as well as future taxpayer dollars. Hazard Mitigation Grants are
Demanding such a tax from vic- widely used by states, cities and
tims of natural disasters is a towns in conjunction with home-
prime example of 'penny-wise, owners.to help prevent future
pound-foolish. damage to property and lives
The IRS first determined from hurricanes, tornados, flood-


FWC releases manatee mortality rates for 2004


Biologists with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute (FWRI have
confirmed that 276 manatees were
documented to have died in state
waters in 2004.
While the total of 276 for 2004,
appears to be a big drop from
2003's total of 370, 96 of those ani-
mals in 2003 are suspected to have
died due to a prolonged red tide
event in Southwest Florida. In 2004
only 4 manatees are suspected to
have died due to red tide.
According to preliminary
reports, 69 manatees died this year


due to watercraft-related injuries.
That number (69) is consistent
with past years, with watercraft
representing 25 percent of total'
manatee mortality. With several
periods of prolonged cold weather,
the number of manatees dying.
from cold stress was higher with 49
deaths in 2004. When the water
temperature falls below 68
degrees, manatees, particularly
juveniles, become more suscepti-
ble to cold stress. Other causes of
manatee deaths include floodgate
and canal lock, other human caus-
es, and natural.
Visit


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tures/view_article:asp?id = 14855
to view manatee mortality statistics
'and related information. The Man-
atee Mortality Online Search allows
users to find manatee mortality
information by county, cause of
death, and date from 1974 through
October 31, 2004. Two report for-
mats are available: a summary
report that lists the search results in
a numbers-only table and an indi-


'vidual report that provides detailed
information such as sex, size,
region, and cause of death. The
2004 preliminary manatee mortali-
ty report compares the 2004 pre-
liminary mortality totals with those
in 2003, 2002, and a 5-year mortali-
tyaverage.

To report a dead or injured
manatee, please call toll free 1-888-
404-FWCC (3922).


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They have been used to provide
such things as "safe rooms" in
America's, tornado country to
raising.houses on stilts in regions


prone to flooding. For the most
part, they affect low-income peo-
ple who cannot afford on their
own to relocate or mitigate their
own properties without help.


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Hands-on learning


at a small engine class


LaBelle Assembly of God is
beginning small engine classes
every Tuesday after school. The
class is one hour each week and
will contain hands on training with
small engines, trouble shooting,
manual research and how to store
engines in off seasons. The pur-
pose of the class is three fold. First,
enable people to do minor pair
and maintain their own lawn
mower, weed eater and rota-tiler.
Second, to train the students for


employment in the field of internal
combustion engines.
Third, to share their talents with
people with limited income by
repairing mowers.
SAnyone, may register for the
class (863)675-0900. The student
must be 10 or older and adults are
.welcome to be a part of the class.
LaBelle Assembly is located at 123
Fraser Avenue. Anyone interested
in donating engines to the class
please call (863) 675-0900.
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Staff photo/Patty Brant

Promotion
Sheriff Ronnie Lee is pictured pinning lieutenants bars
on Rick Waldron, a 15-year veteran of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office. Lt. Waldron spent a little over two
years in corrections before going on Road Patrol.


Birthdays


o' L et, .Counesy Photo
Several small engine class members, from left: John Avery,
Cody King and Daniel Rodriguez.

Look What's Happening at

Senior Connections


Diabetes awareness
The Hendry County Health
Department and Senior Connec-
'tions is offering an S-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes will include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the AIC
test, Blood Pressure, and choes-
terol.) All diabetics, long term or
S ne ly diagnosed, are welcome.,

Post disaster help
for older adults
Elders in need of. help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
still. call, tle agency at its office
locations in LaBelle, (675-1446)
Clex\ iston, (983-7088) and Moore


Haven (863-946-1821.) In partner-
ship with United Wayland Senior
Solutions (an area agency on
aging) disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults who con-
tinue to need assistance with such
issues as roof repair, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Senior Connections case man-
agers can help the older adult find
a resource for the problems they
are experiencing.
SHINE
counselor available
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices.


February 4: Lucretia Strick-
land, Sandra Howard, Rex Cor-
nelison, Karen Thomas, David
Alexander, Denise Thompson,
Becky Home, Gloria Seay, Marie
Webb, Chrissy Banda, Robert
(R.C.) Carlton, Natalie Amelia
Welky
February 5: Laura Byron, Jack
Green, Timothy Lester, Dennis
Riggs, Elsie Curtis, Vickie Carter,
Linda Kay, Charlie Black, Daniel
Nelson, Latasha Davis, Charles
Lassett, Laura Brown, Amanda
Bowman, Anne Gascon, Jackie
,Christmas, Tim Messman, Chris-
tine Spencer, Carol Hoffman,
Kenna Pack
February 6: Frances Williams,
Joe Boyd, Zonda Rennolds,
Michael lee Gann III, Stet Blancett,
"P.J." Risley,,Jim Spratt, Stacie
Whiteaker, Rick Gauss, Katy Fox,
Meghan Kelly, Melissa Kelly, Brian
Hull;,Taylor Skinner
February 7: Betty Jones, 'John
Taylor, Greg Sutton, Jack Christ-
mas, Jackie Wells, Rhonda Wil-
son, Billie Jo Swain, Mike Goins,:
Sara Puletti, Kimberly Green,
John Beavers, Deborah Starr,
Armandol "Duran" Rodriguez
February 8: Juan Garcia, Lewis
Nobles, Jr., Corky Risley, Erwin
LeCompte, Tamara Arter, Cathy"
Corey,. Henry Jones, Roger
Alexander, Jr.,- Natalie Taylor,
David White, Pamela Grinnell,
Sarah Miller, Melinda Mendoza
February 9: Abner Davis, Gene
Lawson, Phillip Vaughn, Carol
Howard, Heather Tuning, Billy


Jack Padgett, Dorothy Whitford,
Phyllis Leeming, Billy Sanford,
Melisa Sanford, Delta Todd,
Steven Hatcher, Marlena Sawyer,
Elsie Perry

February 10: Marion Dana,
H.G. Stchley, Thelma -Deese,
Stephanie Garcia, Lisa Walker,
Mary Howard, Lisa Fletcher, Janet
Landrum, Lee Ann Temple, Lisa
Marie Cisnero, Britney Daniels,
John Williams, .Diane Grady,
Dawanna Howard


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Auctions 105
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Found 130
Lost 135
GiveAway 140
Garage/ ard Sale 145
Personals 150
rpea Notices 155
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BULL MASTIFF, Red
Lost in the vic. of
Horseshoe Acres. Reward
$100 (863)983-2372
ENGLISH BULL DOG,
1 white/brindle vicinity of
Horseshoe Acres. $100
Reward (863)983-2372,
OKEE LITTLE FARM Tab-
bies, (F) Gray, & (M) Gray
w/lots of white chest/legs
Morns (863)467-4389.
PITBULL, Black & White,
- F, w/an orange & a spiked
collar. Vic. Rd. Older.
Missed. (863)673-0059

CALICO CAT- Female, 5
yrs old, spayed, all shots,
House broken., Call after
5pm (863)357-3894.
CATAHOULA MIX- spayed,
1 1/2 yrs old, very friendly,
(863)673-0274.
CHICKENS, 6 Young,
Bantam. Free to good home.
1 male, 5 females.
(863)674-0299
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VILLA 1BR/1BA
Stove, Ref,
W/D-Lease
$550+:sec,
Dep & ref
675-0779 WRG


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S- BIG YARD SALE
Sat., 2/5, 7:30am til ?
4018 Teak Lane
Port LaBelle
Grandma's Grove
Craft Show & Flea Market
Feb 10, 2005
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Lunch Served! ,
For A Table Call Martha At
**(863)612-1356*
LaBelle
Friday & Saturday 2/04 & 2/
05 9am-2pm 2007 Clipper
Terr. In. Country Village.
Lots of goodies, Cook'
* books nicknacks, clothes,
household items, & much
more. Rain Date 2/11 & 2/
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I Secial i


THE W-2'S FOR
BARNETT FARMS, INC.

Will be available beginning
January 31, 2005.
Please Pick up the W-2's @
1400 C.R. 830A,
Felda, Fl 33930
or call us @
(863)674-1778


LaBelle- Sat, Feb 5th, 8am
til ?, 333 Belmont St, Sofa,
Queen BR Suite, Porch
set, Misc.

DOn't Miss
hims One
LaBelle, Sat., Feb. 5th, 8a-
?, 638 Bryan Ave., From
S. Bridge to Bryan.
Many children's items.
Something for everyone!
*. .m+, +o+ "

Port LaBelle
Sat. Jan. 5th, 8am-?,
Multi Families on
Rock A Way Lane,,
off of Rainbow Circle.


Ruth Circle Ladies of Carl-
son Memorial UMC, Feb.
5, 8am til 1pm, 97 Hardee
St.,.LaBelle. Something for
everyone, donations going
for local oroiects.
YARD SALE
Felda, 1225 Hwy 29 S,
Sat Feb. 5, '05.
8am-?. Palm & Pines
Multiple Family
Yard Sale.


Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal of friends for
dining, fishing; traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
To Angela Thompson
Forever & 2 days
Love, Your Husband
Alvin Thompson
Woodcarver would like to
meet other carvers In La-
Belle area. Call 863-234-
1888


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.


EARN YOUR DEGREE On-
line from home. Business,
Paralegal, Computers,
Networking and more. Fi-
nancial Aid available, job
placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation: 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056:




Employment
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
J&d Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


Babckcock Ranch needs
Full-time MAINTENANCE,
FEED TRUCK &
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS.
Benefits available.
Call 941-639-3958


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our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

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* Must-be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1/2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
Must include only one item and its price ',.
;- (remember it must be S2.500 or less) :' *' ,


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HUNTERS
TREE SERVICE
Tree Trimming '
S& Removal -
Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping
863-675-0403
Lic-ried c- e in l .,if j

EVERETT ANDERSON III



IRRIGATION CANAL CLEAN-UP
GOT DIRTY CANALS
GIVE ME A CALL
CELL 863-673-1536
NEXTEL 158*17*32491


OTech jevi,
1 2 1V ,wi\-iiJ.pu, ,7,"f.'
Auto & Trck Repair
AIR CONDITIONING SPCCIAI IST
LateSt it Electronic Di agnotic,
4X4 & Heavy SEquipment
Brakes' ETC AG#MV49117
329 %su Ii idge tlit.'-I
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OPiII ONE:. (863) 675-9898
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BOO BOO'S RIVER-
HOUSE
New rest. & lounge in
LaBelle seeks line
cook prep. cook exp.
a must for immed.
employment apply in
person @
675 N Main St LaBelle
10am-11am or
2pm-4pm
or fax a resume to 863-
675-6111
It's never too late to find
the peRfect gift. Look for
It Ih tt classifieds.


I Special Not i


I' Specia


"PREVATT CONSTRUCTI1 INC
No Job i Too Smn
*. un- r n.. F.- nc ALL
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* :lllh.' lu'lp iniv I h Cr 239.8726734
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Fax: e63.67S5AooSK 675-3344


HANDYMAN GLASS & MIRROR
CARPET CLEANING
III 11? iInI l ItL-il r I I ,rj l lr
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A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionrirle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Timbien,esta en busca de sol-
dadoret para su taller. Se ofrece un
paqure E que incklye un plan medico,
segaro de -ida, vacaciones, plan de retire,
- ouro. beeeficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
nncicta. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carietera 29 Norte, Felda,
-Florida Hable con el SenorJim McWay a
"o teletr.nre'(863)',673-0363": Practicamos
una p,-ublca de igualdad de oportu-
nrdades.


Century 21 Sunbelt Realty is
now hiring a front office
receptionist for their grow-
ing LaBelle Office.
Computer skills, telephone,
typing, filing and depend-
able work ethic a must. At
least 2 years experience pre-
ferred. Call Trace


Sunbelteii ,IncI
00-durly, 433W.HWV.8


CAR RENTAL
starting at $39.95 Per Day


QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, INC.


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i ih i' t11" Ihirt 'u v.-ri- .i'ui'rk-
S'-, ,, O FFn 'ICE: ,l R( ,,k 8 i5 r I- 3 1' -'
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OFFICE: (863) 675-8314


COME JOIN the Montgom-
ery, Alabama Police De-
partment and enjoy great
benefits with starting pay
at $28,000 and.20 year re-
tirement. For more infor-
mation call (800)230-
8937.

HELPER WANTED I Some-
one experienced in all
rhelms of work w/tools &
'transportation Bilingual a
plus. Retirees welcome
Call: (863)675-7297


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).


EXPERIENCED
CARPENTERS
Call for interview
(863)675-4417


Fuel service truck driver needed at
Duda, Inc., to service farm equip-
ment. Excellent benefit package,
pay commensurate with experi-
ence. Drug free workplace. Apply
at 1510 Hwy 29 North in Feldsa
Florida. Contact is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


I


Fu i me 205
Busy.Home Health Agency
Expanding to this
area looking for:
Per diem RN/HHA/OT/
ST/MSW & marketer.
Call:
1-866-766-0033
or fax resume to:
941-575-4445

CDL CLASS A DRIVER
Needed for Immokalee
Packinghouse.
Call 239-657-2227
or fax resume to
239-657-6037


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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a DICA L
welder for our Grove Shopn. Mer,,,,. ,,,. .... ,,
Excellent benefits and pay depend- ,'.a sa e ST3o. O fr0, n,,
*Suppon RN ibr allsng. area, FL RF Licerne wl ai
ing on experience. EOE. Please a 7r yr pBriencan. I arss ofp neurNa
SFull T7hrm So)al SercvlastUR Case Manager-FL RN
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N. bc.. S tr hospital eperier a plus
LPNI & 1
in. Felda. Contact person is Jim .PnLLP & Ivc eCrt.,Pof .Ir. ,VTerapy
McVay (863) 673-0363 rq F.,,I P,,rn. ,oPmeeS noa. ,,ia.b,
Homre. Haeilth
*Full lime. Regiasfed Nur.es
Ph.tiu Therapist A mm of2yrs ePi a,. Md.'Surg or
'" Rehab Nuimngmj rdqutred. Huine Caret iti L pifB .
Hendry Correctional o.Ra. sffNurn.
Institution is now hiring: FLR. V L.. ACLS PALS cerii.,l.
C..N OR. desred but not required
Mammographer/adlographer
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS Epanmeed. l&railimr wErh MQSA iandrds and qual.,i
Annual Salary: ,rrcJ. pmerfi~, Engl h & SpnnJ, phuhieg a plus
Non-Certified: $26,919.62 Physican Aut. or Nune Practitioner
Certified: $29,611.66 Eperience in acure care and naunr iniunie
For .more info Contact Sgt. Woolfork @ If Cnitan Irnew rad 8-4i M-F No Call
(239)867-2108 Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits.
Hendry C.I. is located @: Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
12551 Wainwright Drive, Pore L' I W J 07w iv Carwra t1e Bu anr Io. OhiT
Immokalee Fl. 34142 o~ ,r Free ~,IL EOE


PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
SHas an immediate opening for a Class C or P/T JUVENILE DIVERSION
higher wastewater treatment plant operator. PROGRAM CASE MANAGER
Great benefits package, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid dental, paid va- For.Hendry County-LaBelle area.
cation and sick leave. Should live within 20 miles of LaBelle.
S, $12.00/hr. College Deg. w/1 yr. exp. req.
Vet pref, EEO, Drug free. Applicants with Fax resume to Bay Area Youth Services
disabilities needing assistance in the apply- 239-939-3238 or email to:
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DJJ funded/DFWP
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Call 863-675-7711 BOiness 1810..
Opportunities 305
SMature person over 18 lor nt Leraidsr 310
fast food restaurant wno e pa.wat.on .3156
can deliver ana is avail lor
gays & nights Exp. prel a WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
S but will train. Spamsn ishi KINDS Copper & Brass.
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will never knowingly ac- R--""" .
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SMasons & Laborers that is illegal or consid- aC
S with Iransportaion. ered fraudulent. In all Child Care Needed 410.
(321)517-9010 cases of questionable Child Care Offered 415
value, such as promises instruction. 420
S of guaranteed income .ervic s.Ofered .425
S -OPENINGS NOW from work-at-home 'pro- .lna"i 43. E 4
Need rwo full time Welder, grams if it sounds too .Medical Snri 435 4BR 2BA
S- Fabncators. Experenceo good to be true, chances Medes 4
only apply. Call Mike are that it is. If you have ..... $1 I/MI
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RECEPTIONIST-Ligrt pages, we advise that be- ,
secretarial work also req. fore responding or send- I N SBABY .I CE 281 Bryan Avenue
Please tax resume or letter ing money ahead of time, IrIN' LaBelle FL 33935 .
of introduction wsaary you check with the Better Charge ay (863)675-5859
requirements Business Bureau at 1- ,Meals providedhr Fax 63675-5793
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ous complaints. ". .W
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Interesados llama 863- quire an extra charge, as .-' Higgin's Tree Service F
673-1163 dejemensaje. well as long distance toll 25 years experience. Free
S 'costs. We will do our best esllmates Lic & Insured
: to alert our reader of Call 863-675-3955
TRUCK DRIVER these charges in the ads, COMPUTER SERVICE, Need a few more bucks to
CDL Class A but occasionally we may t rouble shooting, set-up, purchase something
Year round, Local not be aware of the; up-grades, systems built, deer? Pick up some extra
Phone: 863-675-2140 charges. Therefore, If you tutoring. Win,95, 98, bucks when you sell your
call a number out of your 2000, ME, XP. licensed. used Items in the classl-
VISION area, use caution. Call Gary 863-675-7925 fleds.


ACE HARDWARE A
::' :' i,:is seeking mature,, ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
e a Doyou earn $800/day? 30- R- A f NF1
full-time sales floor Machines, Free Candy All
S help. Experience in for $9;995. (800)814- lediyou othebe
customer service, 6323 B02000033. CALL' 5,
plumbing, electrical us: We will not be under- "products nd services
or gardening. Please
apply in person or LOG HOME DEALERS
o s g WANTED Great Earning
Siax resume to: Potential, 'Excellent Profits, D
t :863-675-8619 Protected Territory, Life-
Stime Warranty. American
Made.- Honest Value. Call
EDaniel Boone Log Homes
(888)443-4140. F

Driver for REAL ESTATE Stop'wast-
Male Execullive Ing time No License OK,
To appts., shopping & Unbelievable training NOW,
airlines. Able to lift up 'with Income to transition.
to 70.1bs,Clean MVR. to full time high commls-
S Company car'provlded sian realty.
Average 1 day a wk. www.ProfltinRealty.com .
Call 863-675-7309 or (407)314-8904
for Interview.


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PREFERRED AUTHORED NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE
E .I o1-800.854-2929
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BLLLE GLAD
Patrick
561-996-7687


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Mlagazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 55O
Children's Items 555
China, GBlaswere, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Comin/Stamps 570
ColletHlbles 575
Computer,/Vdeo 580
Crafts/Bupplies 585
Cruises 590
DripeM Lines 8 FabrIcs595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture e10
Fure 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Lugage 645
MeI lItems 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supples/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 6895
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys a Games 730
VCRs 0735
Wanted to Buy 740


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Condit'Tfionr;505


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

Antiqes 51


ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-.
5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.'
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100
DESK, antique, refinished,
- $200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698

DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
mahogany), $400. Call
Paul (863)634-5698
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen.Art.
772-562-5567
WARDROBE (Solid Cedar)
& NIGHT STAND. Excel-
lent condition. $275 or
best offer. (863)675-2596


FRIG/FREEZER.
.while. like new,
$250
(8631460-1547
MAYTAG WASHER
Very nice, $80 incl
warranty & free delivery
863-675-8937
WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150: Neg.
(863)675-5066.


Beau.y
Supp~les 525


CLAIROL FOOT BATH elec-
tric, like new, heat/
massage, 12x16x6; $20.
(863)675-3614.
electric Osterhair Cutting
& Trimming, all access. &
Inst. book, like new, $15,
1863)675.3614


SSCHWINN 1955:
Collector's Item. All original
S nly $1100
863-467-5756


resses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6'& 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339


Jordan cards 30
89-98
$70+
(863)674-0564


I IMne ibm


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.


Compute./


COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

DELL LAPTOP
Works great
*needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203
GATEWAY COMPUTER
w/17" monitor, used very
little. Exc. cond. $350 or
best offer. (863)675-2596
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857:
SLakeport.
ENTERTAINMENT
Center Cherry
$200
(863)673-1318
METAL BUNKBED
twin/full w/twin mat.
only $50
(863)357-1794
QUEEN BED- hdboard, triple
dresser, 2 mirrors, chest,
nstand, Spanish Oak,
$450 (863)612-9831.
TV STAND
black, glass front, holds up
to a 35" ,TV, $60
(863)612-9831.
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943


Gol C s/
Ipmn t 68i


GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts.' Metal wds,' graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
dnver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.


-ousehold
Items 6301B


STOP COAT,
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10
(863)467-8681.


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LIFT CHAIR, Electric, reclin-
er, 6 mos. old, gobd con-
dition, $450. (863)610-
115.3.
MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin $1500 will separate
'(863)357-5754


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case &.manual. $35 239-
867-1266
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
Sframes, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel


TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233

TILLER TROYBUILT $850,
Red Max 3800 chainsaw
1U50O Erho CS 5000
. crairsa3w $150. 2-3400
Echo blade edger $150,
Red Max BC 3400 trimmer
$150 (863)234-1230.


TOOLS Shopsmith
jointer, grinder, welder
$500 for all
(863)675-2272
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new I25
8.-63)14-67-15a47


Vacuum/Carpe
ClaesBS7B21


VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
wall attachments minc.
shampoo, -. $300
(863)467-1110


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N A T El en
POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
heme. 772-971-9474


Agriculture


;18


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


LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
863-673-1491


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REGISTERED PASO FINO
gulging great trail horse
good natured grey $2500
(863)843-2495 .
STUD HORSES-1 Paint & 1
Quarter horse, 41/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate..
.(863)634-5112.


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LUXURY
RIVERFRONT HOME
Call Sherri Denning @
Southern Land '
Real Estate LaBelle
863-675-4500


Real Estate"


III 0


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property -Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses SaJe 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 Sal 1055
Property Inswption 1060
Rea Estate Wlnted 1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


? ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
SThroughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple.Corer
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555
NEW LOG HOME-, 1.6 AC/
$59,900. Beautiful .log
home package & gently
laying mountain property.
Off the Parkway near
Boone. (800)455-1981,
ext. 113


S***.********
1 ACRE
3BR/3BA
Trees & Privacy
$219,995
675-0779
WRG

LaBelle: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Brick w/hard walls inside.
S Call for appointment.

LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus .garage,
.1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, .. Call .Paul-
(Owner), (863)673-5071.


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[Garden "II


PLANTS & TREES FOR
LANDSCAPING
Palms, Oaks, Ixora, Areca
and much more
(863)675-0713


BABY MALE SHEEP
S$100
(863)843-2495


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


*tlr g REN


Musicall
Instruments 160


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627. .


Ofice Supp
Equipment Ig


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


Petsuppli1s
Servfl~ics Iiia'tll


ROTTWEILER PUPPIES- 6
ks' old,, not registered,
$50 each, (863)675-6254
in afternoon..


SEWING MACHINE
(2)conimerclal $400
for both or wll sep.
(863)467-4253


AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
2, 10", & 660watt
Pioneer Amp. $300
(863)634-8023.


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.norwoodindustrles.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 e 00N.


***********'
LUXURY CONDO
FULLY FURN-LEASE
1'BR/BA
$700 mo. +'
sec. dep & ref,
675-0779
WRG


Port LaBelle
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath Home,
Call (863)673-0066

Very nice
2BR/2BA Home in
Country Village $8550 mo
S(239)849-3856

Storage Spac
Rent 960,


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

LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5x10' $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


SOUTHERN HENDRY
COUNTY, FELDA AREA:
1 Acre 30 Acres.
Improved. Ready for home
site. 239-657-2018 or
239-872-3244


PORT LABELLE
Unit 2 @ $28,000. &
.Unit 9 @ $22,000.
/Acre ea. Water & Elec.
561-385-3282
Owner Agent


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SF.SOIJ IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL .PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty. GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
S(800)841-5868
Court Ordered Auction; Sat-
urday, February 19, 10am
Estate Farms, 3,400+/-.
acres Premium Commer-
cial/Residential R.E., Lee
S& Dougherty Counties,
Georgia 10% BP Rowell
Auctions, Inc. (800)323-
.8388 >
www.rowellauctiorns.com
* GAL AU-C002594
LAKE VIEW' 'BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel." Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake In TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water sew-
er, more, Excellent f nanc-
Ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. '608. Sunset
Bay, LLC

Mountain; Golf Homesitesl
Prestigious community
weayvng throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course In breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
9 pkg" (866)334-3253,
x7 le 59

Mobile Homes


3BR/2BA
Split floor plan Creekfront
home In Caloosa Estates.
Screened In laral and
fenced back yard with.
fruit trees; $1,200/mo
+ security. Call
(863)675-6788


LaBelle- 2br, 1.5ba, laundry
room, nice location on
CR78, $600/mo + last &
sec. (863)517-0977.
Mobil Ho es
Sal 20I


1-3 Cuartos dos banos
lista PARA SER occupada
4 Acr. -/+ para mas'
information Llame Al
(863)675-8888

3/2 Banos Double Trailer
por la calle Siox Ave.
probidad grande 4 privada.
Para mas information
Llamee Al (863)675-8888
*** ******
3/2 TRAILER "NUEVO"
"Double" con probidady
losimpestos de la probeelad
enclucdos. Llame A I
(863)675-8888
*********
Double Tralles y Senclas
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas Informacion
863-675-8888
Handyman Special, As is,
3/2 Mobile home,. '95,
Horseshoe Acres, 'low
down pymt, owner financ-
ing avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.



LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $24,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557
Trailer, 1BR, 1BA, on
wheels, ready to move,-
$800..(863)674-0158 Ask
for Dan.


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ItarineAceessor~.l5020
Marine u cellaneous 3025
Motor"ycles 3030
Sport VehicsATVs 3035


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BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor; '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5.SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY,.8:9 Ft.
B'i-d Ir', rie,.ci u-cd
$890,863-382-3557
KAYAK, FiDerglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

KEY WEST, '02, 1720cc, 90
hp Yamaha, many extras,
$11,900 or best offer.
(863)675-2136
PONTOON- '13, all electric,
great for canal, sm lake w/
trol motor & tr. $2500
'Cell (717)377-1465


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CAMPER w/FL Rm. on.side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
S$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMASTER 1990
.28% Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412:
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Surirm. Sleeps 5. $6500
S863-357-2633 after 5 pm
Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12'. wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
*, Several clean, used
S travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175:,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
MOTOR HOME 03' Jayco:
28', w/generator, 18' awn
ng 0-TV V10,14k mi.
$40k (863)612-0868


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HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
reatl $1000 or best offer.
all (863)675-3724.
'HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
.$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894


I 'pRVMeics


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
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Sewing
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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 galore! 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!!" Adorable 3BD/2BA mobile
home. Looking for a small amount of acreage? Come see this one
today!!.UNDER CONTRACT!
ACREAGE:
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on two
roads, owner will divide.
S$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
* $30,000 1.25 +/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot avail-
able.
* $27,000 1.04 +/- acre homesite, no more city hustle & bustle.
* Two 5+/- acre tracts, secluded, yet convenient! Located on
Nalle Rd. N. Ft. Myers. Call for more information. UNDER
CONTRACT
HOMESITES:
* Half Acre+/-, wooded lotin town. Close to river $59,900. '
* $49,900 Lehigh Acres Residential Lot in busy area of new
development


PAUL ROSER

SREALTORS i


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Workforce partners encourage


tax credit for working families


Florida's Agency for Work-
force Innovation and Workforce
Florida, Inc. today urged Florida
workers to take ad\vanrage of tIhe
Earned income Tax Credit (EiTC ,
a refundable federal iheotie tax.
credit. for low to moderate
income working individuals and
families. The tax credit is a valu-
able source of support for people
who work, but don't earn high
incomes. Taxpayers who qualify
and claim the credit can pay less
federal tax, pay no tax or even get
a tax refund of up to $4,300.
"The Earned Income Tax Cred-
it is a tremendous asset to quali-
fied Florida workers and we urge
them to take advantage of it," said
Susan Pareigis, Director of the
Agency for Workforce Innovation.
"There are far-reaching benefits
not only for the worker's family,
but for their community as well,
because these refunds are used
for family essentials and the
money is spent locally."
in tax year 2003, a total of 1.5
million Florida taxpayers filed for
EITC refunds in the total amount
of $2.7 billion. In a recent studyof
the economic impacts of the EITC
refund, the Brdokings Institute
found that the spatial dislribiution
of EITC filers in Florida \ as fairly
evenly dispersed with. 21.6 per-'
cent from large cities, 17.4 per-
cenl from large. suburbs, 16%
from small metros, and 22.1 per-
cent from rural areas. This distri-
bution shows that supporters of
large metros and rural areas have
a common interest in promoting
the EITC as a critical economic
tool for their-low to. moderate
income working families.
"This is a program that literally
makes work pay," said Curtis
Austin, President of Workforce
Florida. "The Earned Income Tax
Credit provides a substantial
incentive for low to moderate
income families to participate in
the workforce. At the same time
it imparts to these families the dig-
nity of work and self-sufficiency."
Congress originally approved
the tax credit legislation in 1975.
The maximum benefit at that


time was $400 per year and has
grown to $4,300 for tax year 2004.
Income and family size determine
the amount of the EITC. When
the EITC exceeds -he amount of
taxes owed, it results in a tax
refund to those who claim and
qualify for the credit. To qualify,
taxpayers must meet certain
requirements and file a tax return.
For more information on claim
requirements for the EITC, visit
www.irs.gov/eitc or call 1-800-
TAX-1 0.40.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the state's lead
workforce agency and directly
administers the state's Labor Mar-
ket Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early Learn-
ing and various workforce
development programs. The
agency served as the administra-.
tive and fiscal entity for Florida's
school readiness system since
.2000.
\V'orkorce development poli-
cy and guidance ia Florida is pro-
vided by Workforce Florida, Inc.
Workforce Florida and the
Agency for Workforce Innovation
are partners, in the Employ Florida
network which includes 24
Regional Workforce Boards who
deliver services through nearly
100 One-Stop Career Centers
around the state.

2004 Earned Income Tax Cred-
it Requirements
To claim the EITC, taxpayers
must meet the following rules
.* Must have :earned
income
Must have a valid Social
Security number
Investment income is
limited to $2,650
Filing status can't, be
"married filing separately"
Generally must be a U.S.
citizen or resident alien all year.
Cannot be a qualifying
child of another person
Cannot file Form 2555 or
2555-EZ (related to -foreigh
earned income)

SYou need to have worked and


have earned income less than

*' ,$11,490 ($12,490 if mar-
ried filing jointly) if there is no
qualifying child
$30,338 ($31,338 if mar-
ried filing jointly) if there is one
qualifying child
$34,458 ($35,458 if mar-
ried filing jointly) if there is.more
than one qualifying child

Qualifying child criteria
The child must meet the rela-
tionship, age and residency tests.

Common errors to avoid
Taxpayers claim a child
who is not a qualifying child
Married taxpayers who
should file as married-filing sepa-
rately instead file as single or head
of household
Income-reporting errors
Taxpayers or qualifying
children with incorrect Social
Security numbers.-

For more information on the
EITC, visit ww.irs.gov/eitc or call
1-800-TAX-1040.
SOURCE: Internal Revenue
Service


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SCourtney Ct., Port LaBelle.
Call Jude at:
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Lie. Real Estate Broker,
Office: 863-612-0551
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low mi., mint cond., one
owner, TV & VCR, $7000.
(863)467-5882


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Fresh tomatoes back in stores


After rebuilding and replanti-
ng following the hurricanes,
Florida tomato farmers are back
in business with a plentiful, high-
quality crop.
After three months, the wait is
finally over. Connoisseurs of sal-'
ads, burgers and sandwiches can
take heart in the return of the
fresh Florida tomato.
Florida's devastating hurri-
cane season which destroyed
tomatoes in the field and delayed
planting of new crops had con-
tributed to a short-term shortage


of fresh tomatoes in much of the
country. The situation was made
worse by problems in, other
tomato-producing areas (heavy
rains during the harvest season
in California and a continuing
pest problem in lMexic6T As a
,result, -rftil .colamers saw
empty tomato bins in their gro-
cery stores or restaurant menus
indicating that tomatoes were
available only by special request
or, in some cases, not at all.
,But now,' tomatoes are back.
Retail grocery prices for toma-


toes, which had peaked at nearly
$4 per pound in October and
November, are returning to nor-
mal levels.
"Florida tomatoes are back in
the marketing pipeline thanks t&o''
ihe bard 'orurk and: pers\ terance
of our state's farmers," Florida'
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said. "We
encourage corporate buyers for
grocery chains and restaurants to
move swiftly to help satisfy con-
sumers' pent-up demand for this
delicious and healthy product."


Tangible Personal Property Taxes due


All Business owners: Your
Property Appraiser, Kristina A.
Kulpa, wants you to know you
can save up to 25 percent on Tan-
gible Personal Property assess-
ments by filing your DR405 Tangi-
ble Personal Property. Return
before April 1, 2005. Anyone who
owns a business, condo, rental or
agriculture property, needs to file
a return .with the Property
Appraiser.
Tangible Personal Property
Return forms have been mailed
for 2005. Please contact our office
if you think you received a return
form in error, Businesses, who
did not receive a return, may get


one from your accountant, on the
Internet, or at either of our offices.
Changes in the business name,
mailing address or location need
to be reported so that we will
have accurate records. If your
business closed during the year,
you are required to file a signed
return stating -how your equip-
ment was disposed of and the
closing date. Returns must be
signed by the taxpayer/ owner of
the business (not your accountant
only). Unsigned returns must be
sent back for proper signatures.
Penalties of 5 percent to 25 per-
cent are added.to assessments of
businesses that file returns after


the deadline or neglect to file.
- All exempt organizations are
required to file as well. Your
reported value helps show our
COUOY'S growth. The state uses
growth projections to determine
the amount of funds our county
will receive.. Please be certain you
have completed and returned
your application for exemption
before March 1.
If you need assistance filling, or
have any questions concerning
the form or your tangible person-
al property, please call our Tangi-
ble Property Department at 863-
675-5270 or stop by the office.


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10 acres with
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limits. $2,000,000.
Large lot on cul-de-
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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 comer
lot with large park-
ing lot. $600,000.
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Lie. Real Estate Broker
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Our LaBelle Office is
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674-0101
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are no franchise fees
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GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond., $1200.
(772)461-9536

Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or. best offer.
(863)946-2020
Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.
MERCURY .GRAND
MARQUE 90' 5.0
loaded, runs good
$700 (863)612-0877
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mis., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783
PONTIAC GRAND AM 98'
90k mi.
exc. cond. $3000
(863)675-0523
PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470
TOYOTA SOLARA 03' a/t,
ac, 4 cyl. spoiler, sunroof,
leather inter., 25k mi.
$15,000. 863-675-5899.
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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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JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.


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CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options', $2500.
(772)461-9536
Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


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

Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


BRONCO 90' Ford XLT. 2.9
v-6 motor & transmission
good cond. $650
(863)675-4306
HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50.
(863)635-5186.
WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


CHEVY SILVERADO Ext
Cab '95, topper/bedliner
trlr/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909
DODGE DAKOTA, 96'
Clubcab at, ac, v-6
very nice shape, $3400,
Call (863) 673-8230
DODGE EXT, CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton, 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
$7500 (863)697-0192.
FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
S(863)946-1382
TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.'
$75. (863)635-5186.
TRUCK TOPPER, 8 ft. w/
roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078


CAR DOLLY Tow master,
extra wide, good tire,
lights, pulls goods $875
(863)697-9704
STOCK TRL. Gooseneck
20', 6'-8' wide ,good,
tires, floor, center gate
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER
448, tilt, garage kept
$200 firm
(863)763-1524


VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971


Travel Trailer, Franklin,
'05, 38 ft., 2 slideouts,
2BR, c/a, w/d, tri-axle,
awning, many extras,
$24,300. Wil deliver.
(484)951-5572


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purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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3-Piece Bedroom Set
The two pieces pictured here
are part of a three-piece set
that features a handsome oak
finish and clean lines that
blend. well with any decor.
The dresser (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
by 32 in, tall, the chest of
drawers stands 32 in, high by
30 in. wide and the night
stand is about 20 in. wide by
22 in, tall. All three pieces
are 16 in. deep.
3-Piece Bedroom Set plan
(No. 768)... $8.95
6-Piece Pine Bedroom Set
(No. C56) ...$24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)..-$2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van NuysCA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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