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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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At a Glance


County rethinks impact fee


PROUD T'O ALUTE
THOSE WHO WERE
THERE AND STILL ARE


LMS parents
i called to service
S Wednesday, Feb. 16, from
S7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the
SLaBelle Middle School (LMS)
Cafeteria an open meeting will
-: be held for all concerned LMS.
- parents interested in joining a
; / coalition-with teachers, staff
and citizens for the purpose of
improving the safety, educa-
tional and extra-curricular
opportunities of the LMS stu-
dents.
According to the parents
-and administrators organizing
This meeting, the purpose is
two-fold. The first objective is
to determine if-there. are
", enough parents willing to par-
ticipate in the coalition. The
" second task is to identify goals
i and objectives to increase the
breadth of educational oppor-
tunities and safety at LMS. Call
SLaBelle Middle School at 674-
4646 for more information.
The organizers stressed
that it is paramount that those
Parents attending the meeting
a: re willing-to participate in the
S"process and solutions" of
School improvement. If there
Share specific concerns that you
Want to address, pleasecall
Mrs. Davis at 674-4646 to
schedule an appointment
ith an administrator.
Flu vaeeine
open to all
Currently flu vaccines are
Available to the entire commu-
Snity, w while supplies last.
S The locations for the flu
S vaccine are at both the LaBelle
Sand Clewiston county health
departments. Health Depart-
Sment hours for these vaccines
are from 8:30-11:30 am. and
S1-3 p.m. No appointment
needed. The cost is $20.00.
i;-. Medicare Part B accepted,
S(Card required)
Get pneumonia
vaccine now :
People over the age of 65
and those with chronic dis-
eases are encouraged to get'
the pneumonia vaccine if they.
have not already done so. The
pneumonia vaccine is an
effective tool in protecting you
From the primary complica-
tion related to influenza.
Please DO NOT go to the
Emergency Room for flu or
pneumonia vaccine.
Hendry Regional Medical
Center has the vaccine avail-
-able also through the Outpa-
Stient Department from 8 am.-
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
REMEMBER: Frequent
Sand washing al least 20 sec-
onds) is the single most
important thing that you can
do to prevent the spread of
germs.
SMake-up day on
President's Day
School will be in session
on Monday, Feb. 19, Presi-
Sdent's Day. Planned as a holi-
: day, the day will be tsed as a
S- make-up day for the days
missed during the hurricanes.
SThis \will be the only make-up
day required by the state.

I Index
Classifieds .......13-15
: Editorial ........ ... .4
: Speak Out ............. .4
SSocial News ..........5
Sports .... ...9
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By Patty Brant
The county's quest to establish
impact fees to mitigate infrastruc-
ture costs expected from impend-
ing growth has been pushed back
Temporarily. At Tuesday evening's
commission meeting, Hendry
County commissioners voted to
hold off setting those fees for four
more weeks.
Lauding the county's foresight
in preparing for development,
Mitchell Hutchcraft, representing
The Bonita Bay Group, stepped
forward, to offer support for


impact fees and to submit a writ-
ten set of seven recommenda-
tions, saying, I believe that it is
necessary to have this type of rev-
enue source in place to allow a
mechanism'for growth to pay its
own way."
His recommendations include:
1. Table the discussion of
impact for four weeks to allow
time to refine the impact fee pack-
age.
2. Direction preliminary
impact fee districts to be drawn
on a map, with both the City of


Clewiston and LaBelle having a
distinct district that corresponds
to the city boundary. This will pro-
vide the necessary assurance that
revenues generated in the cities
will result in improvements in the
cities;
3. Request the Hendry County
Economic Development Council
to evaluate the Collier County
impact fee rebate program and
provide recommendations on
how it could, be modified to pro-
vide meaningful incentives to
businesses desiring to relocate or


Pageant: Contestants ight up Broadway


Courtesy photos/Cathryn Miller
Queen candidates: From left front: Elizabeth Nobles, Amber Williams, 2004 Queen Ash-
ley Rose, Amanda Pittman, Cynthia Garcia. Back from left: Katie Fromm, Brittnay Stew-
art, Heather Greer, Kristina Santiago


expand in Hendry County.
4. Provide direction to your
staff and/or consultants to articu-
late a meaningful formula for
determining the percent of rev-
enue sharing between the cities
and county. For example, to deter-
mine the ratio of revenues to go to
the City of LaBelle (from LaBelle
road impact fee district), divide
the number of city or state owned
lane miles by the total lane miles
within the city.
5. Consider establishing an
interlocal agreement with each of


the cities to determine how
improvements on state or county.
roads will be coordinated.
6. Change the current pro-
posed impact fee structure to
accommodate a reduced trip
length discount for local or neigh-
borhood-serving retail uses to
provide relief to small business
owners who have expressed con-
cern over commercial impact fees
currently proposed.
7. Phase impact fees in to
allow a transition period for busi-
nesses.


SCF: Elvis is



in the park


It's official. Elvis will be at the
:Swamp Cabbage Festival this
year! Well, that is, J.W Adams
Echoes of Elvis will be perform-
ing in the park Saturday. The
two-hour special attraction is
scheduled from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 26, in Barron Park.
Set aside your cowboy b6ots
. and hats for black leather jackets
.and sideburns and enjoy this five
Star tribute to the King of Rock 'i
Roll.
The CalOosahatchee River
Citizens Association (River-
watch) is sponsoring the first
ever Caloosahatchee Cabbage
Paddle. Canoers shove off at'l
p m. Saturday, Feb. 26, from Bob
Mason Park on Hwy. 78. Regis-
Suration begins at 11 a.m, You can
bring your own water paddle
vehicle -l ayak, canoe or boat -
or rent one on site;
The'Fort Myers Rowing Club
will provide a rowing demon-


V tration
before the
vent. For
v more infor-
mation,
check out the
website at
S ,Y http:., cra.caloosa-
," hatchee.org/paddle
Parade
If you are interested in partici-
pating in the 2005 Swamp Cab-.
bageFestival Parade, please con-
tact Tracy Nobles at 673-8819 or
Belinda Carmona at 673-3276.
:Carnival -
They'll set lip at the new soc-
cer field by LaBelle Elementary
School from Monday, February
21, till Sunday, February 27. The
little ones will have their own
special rides at Barren Park.

See Festival- Page2


Come to youth,


live stock show


is this week
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Princess candidates: From left front: Rhonda Burton, 2004 Princess Kourtenay Kelting,
Mallory Allen. Back from left: Kaleigh Woodard, Nicaela Marroquin, Miesha Pharis


SCF Queen pageant this Frday


-The 2005 3CF Miss LaBelle LaBelle High School auditorium.
S Swamp Cabbage Festival Contest Tickets are $5 and are available
Chairman Cathr-n Miller and the from any contestant or at the
contestants arll geared up to -doorthatnight.
offer you a terrific pageant. "The Take a look at :he beautiful
opening number is fabulous!" and talented contestants that will
she says The Broadway theme gracethestagethat evening:
will provideilots of opportunity Qeen ContestaItS
for the girls to shine as they sing, een Conesta
Dance and play their way into BrittanyStewart
your hearts. The pageant will Brittany is the 17-year-old
begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at' daughter of. Larry and Teresa


Stewart and older sister to Bobby.
She is currently a senior in high
school, but is also dual enrolled
at Edison College. Brittany enjoys
playing volleyball and basketball
and has been on the varsity
teams for both sports at LHS. A
few of her hobbies include read-
ing, going to the beach, dancing
and spending time with family
See Contest Page 2


This is it! This the second year
for the weeklong LaBelle Youth
and Livestock Show, which com-
mences Feb. 14 and continues till
Feb.18 with daily competitions
and special events.
Livestock Show
Check-in is Sunday, Feb. 13, at
the rodeo grounds. Steers, dairy
and beef breeding stock will be
from 1-2 p.m. (must weigh at
least 950 pounds); swine from 2-
4 p.m. (must weigh at least 200
pounds); small animal and dairy
goat 1-4 p.m.
Shows
Livestock and fashion


shows will be as follows:
Small Animals, pets,
greased pig contest::.Monday,
Feb. 14, 6 p.m.'
Dairy and beef breeding cat-
tle: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Steer show: Tuesday, Feb.
S15, 7 p.m.
Swine show: Wednesday,
Feb. 16,7p.m.
SFashion show: Thursday,
Feb. 17, 6 p.m.
Goat. show: Thursday, Feb.
17, 7p.m.
Goat milking contest:
immediately following the goat
show
See Show-Page 2


Top teacher named


By Tracy Whirls
LaBelle High School English
teacher Gloria Williams, a 31-year
veteran of the Hendrv County'
School District, was named the
GpldeniApple Teacher of the Year
for the district at their annual ban-
quet at the Clewiston Inn Feb. 3.
She was introduced by former
student MatthewBaker, who
noted that Ms. Williams had
tAught himself, his mother and
his two uncles and never neg-
lected to remind him of that fact.
'Matthew credited Ms. Williams
with using humor to teach stu-
dents lessons they'll never forget.
"I'm going to start by telling a
story. There was once a man
named Sep who lived on a farm
with his wife, who was desper-
ately afraid of rats," Baker related.
"One day she went into.the barn
and saw the biggest rat she had
ever seen, and she screamed,
"Sep-a rat-EE!"


The LHS senior, ranked first in
his class, said even though, he
only had Ms. Williams for one
class, in 7th grade, he never forgot
how to spell "separate," after that
story and credited Ms. Williams
for expanding his horizons.
"Ms. Williams' motto is 'True
learning is not what you remem-
.ber, it's what you never forget,'"
Matthew said. "Ms. Williams is a
teacher that a student will never
forget."
SIn accepting the.award, Ms.
Williams said it was gratifying to
be recognized by her peers. .
"I'm almost speechless," Ms.
Williamis said. "Thank you, thank
you, thankyou."
A graduate of Florida A&M
University, involved in the LEP
tutoring and Path to. Scholarships
for Migrant Students at LHS, Ms.
Williams said Robert Frost's
poem, "The Road Not Taken,"
See Teacher Page 12


Staff pholo/Tracy Whirls
Ten Golden Apple 'Teachers of the Year,' from each of Hendry County's schools were recog-
nized during a banquet at the Clewiston Inn last Thursday. Pictured, left to right, are Hendry
County Teacher of the Year and LaBelle High School English teacher Gloria Williams; LaBelle
Elementary School ESE teacher Paula Burton; Westside Elementary second grade teacher
Sharon Wetherington; Upthegrove Elementary kindergarten teacher Barbara Mundy; East-
side Elementary kindergarten teacher Sherry Irey; LaBelle Middle School 6th grade reading
and math teacher Tracie Smith; Clewiston Middle School algebra I, eighth grademath, and
general and advanced math teacher Vicki Parantha; Country Oaks Elementary fourth grade
teacher Kevin Lutkenhaus; Clewiston High School Spanish teacher Louis Lilliard, and Cen-
tral Elementary School fifth grade teacher Danny Backes.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 10, 2005


Festival
Continued From Page 1
Middle school age students are
invited to the youth dance Friday,
Feb. 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, Feb. 11, at LaBelle High
School auditorium. The theme is


Show
Continued From Page 1
Market Animal Sale: Friday,
Feb. 18,7 p.m.
Check out is Saturday, Feb. 19,
from 10 a.m. till noon,
The buyer's dinner will be
held Friday, Feb..18, from 5-6 p.m.
at the Hendry County Coopera-


Broadway. Tickets are $5 and are
available from any contestant or at
.the door that night. The contest-
ants will entertain the residents at
Oakbrook Nursing Home Satur-
day, February 5, at 10 a.m.
Old Timers Dinner
You'll want to make sure you
have your ticket for the very popu-
lar Old Timers Dinner on Thurs-
day, Feb. 24. The doors of the civic
center will open at 5 p.m. for
socializing. Tickets are $12.50 in
advance.
Rodeos
The SCF rodeo draws lots of


tive Extension Office.
Kids: you can still enter your
pet in the pet show up till 6 p.m.
Monday, before the pet show.
Categories include: cutest pet,
ugliest pet, most unusual pet,
best pel trick, most unusual
name of pet, most look alike
(child and pet) and best dressed
pet. The Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety, is helping coordinate the pet


folks and, as always, the cowboys
and girls will not disappoint them.
Rodeos are scheduled for all three
festival days Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 25-26.

Swamp Stomp
The Swamp Stomp 5K run will
once again wind its way through
its usual route before the grand
parade Saturday morning, Feb. 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.
For more information, call Steve
Hein 4t 675-3128 evenings or e-
mail: sahein@earthlink.net


show and is in need of donations.
Please help by bringing them
chlorine bleach, laundry soap,
dishwasher shop, dish soap,
hand and bath towels, paper tow-
els, toilet paper, office copy
paper, sprayers for hoses, spray
bottles, cheap clay cat litter,
leashes and collars, canned cat
food, scrub brushes, blankets,
animal beds and, or course,


Bass Tournament
This continues to be a hot tour-
nament for area fishermen. Boats
launch at safe light on Sunday
morning, Feb. 27. Weigh in is at
Barron Park. Check for applica-
tions soon at the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce.
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Committee is meeting every Mon-
day from now till the festival at 6:30
p.m. in the commissioners' cham-
bers at the Courthouse: Meetings
are open to the public.
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money for supplies and bills.
Competitions include Trash to
Treasure, with unique items recy-
cled from bits of used products.
There are several categories for
local chefs to demonstrate their
culinary prowess.
There will be a concession
stand, so hop in the car and bring
the whole family to enjoy this
nightly fun.


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Contest
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and friends.
CynthiaGarda
Cynthia is the 17-year-old daugh-
ter ofJuan and Nora Garcia. She is a
senior at LaBelle High School. The
youngest of three sisters, she enjoys.
laughing, singing, dancing and lis-
tening to music whenever she gets
the chance. Her plans following
graduation are to attend Full Sail
College in Winter Park. After com-
pleting her BA in recording arts,
Cynthia would like to work in the
entertainment industry.
KatherineFromm
Katie is the 18-year-old daughter
of Diane and Bill Fromm. As a sen-
ior at LaBelle. High School, she is
the secretary of the National Honor
Society, a student manager of the
wrestling team and a member of
the math competition team. Katie
has been a member of the varsity
track team for the past three years
S and is currently captain of the girls'
track team. For the last seven years,
she has performed with the Coun-
try Rhythm Cloggers throughout
the southeastern US. Following
graduation this May, Katie plans to
attend college.
ElizabethNobles
Liz is the daughter of UL and
Tracy Nobles. She is-currently the
senior class president, a member of
the National Honor Society, Gover-
nor's District All-Star representative
Key Club Chairman of the
SBoard,and previous president arid
vice-president of Key Club. Lizzie
has been invoked in golf, softball,
and basketball during all four years
at LaBelle High School. She enjoys
attending Life Ministries where she
is part of their Arts Ministry Team.
She also enjoys hunting, fishing
and hanging with her home girls:
AmberWMiams
Amber is the 17-year-old daugh-
ter of James Williams and Synda
Williams-Cupp. A Florida native,
the LaBelle High School senior is a
varsity cheerleader and a member
of the softball and power-lifting
teams. Amber enjoys singing,


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water-sports and hunting. Her
future plans include attending Edi-
son College for a nursing degree
then completing her BSN at the
University ofFlorida.
Heather Greer
Heather is the eldest daughter
of proud parents Roger and Debbie
Greer. This 19-year-old is a 2003
honors graduate of LHS and a first-
year nursing student at Edison Col-
lege. She is a member of Peace
River Baptist Church. This fourth\
generation LaBelle native enjoys
meeting new people, shopping,
playing tennis,and performing on
herviolin.
AmandaPittman
The 17-year-old daughter of
Maggie and Ray Pittman, Amanda
is a junior at LaBelle High School.
She enjoys funny movies, Broad-
way shows,and drawing and paint-
ing. Amanda loves to play tennis.
She hopes to attend college on a
tennis.scholarship. She plays num-
ber one for the LHS tennis team
and also for the US Tennis Associa-
tion.
DesireeKristinaSantiago
Desiree Kristina is the 17-year-
old daughter of Efrain and Desiree
Santiago. After she graduates from
LHS in May 2005, She will be
attending Edison College then
transfer tb Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity where she plans to major in.
Hospitality Management. Kristina
loves being in photos and taking
them, dancing and having fun with
friends and family. She is also a big
fan of eating and sitting around
doingnothing.
Princess Contestants
MaloryAlen
Mallory is the 15-year-old
daughter of Kim and Sandy Allen.
She attends LaBelle High School
where she maintains a 4.5 GPA and
is freshman class president. She is
a cheerleader, a majorette and
plays saxophone in the LHS band.
A student at LaBelle Dance Studio
for 12years.
KaleighWoodard
Kaleigh is the 12-year-old
daughter of Kim and Gary Batton
and Sandy and Diana Woodard.
She is the oldest of her siblings,


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Darian, Allyson, Meaghan, Lea,
Tiffany and new baby sister, Faith.
Kaleigh is in the 7th grade at
LaBelle Middle School. Her hob-
bies include riding her bike, hoola-
hooping, swimming and skating.
She is also a 2003 graduate of Bar-
bizon School of Modeling and
hopes to one day be in commer-
cials or television. Kaleigh's lifelong
ambition is to be a pediatrician so
she can help sick children.
RhondaBurton
A lifelong resident of LaBelle,
Rhonda is the 14-year-old daughter
of Jeff and Paula Burton. She has
twin brothers, Ronnie and Alton,
who are 10 years old. Rhonda is
currently in the 9th grade at LaBelle
High School where she is a cheer-
leader and majorette. She has been
a student of the LaBelle Dance Stu-
dio for the past 12 years and enjoys
jazz, tap and ballet classes. In her
spare time, Rhonda likes to water
ski, tubing, hunt and have fun with
her friends. She is a member of
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church. Rhonda plans
to attend college in the'future and
major in communications.
NicaelaMarroquin
Nicaela, 16-year-old daughter of
Ted Tom and.Jovita Marroquin, is a
lifelong resident of LaBelle. She has
four sisters, Helen, Christine, Patri-
cia, and Daisy. Nicaela is a sopho-
more at LaBelle High School. In
2002, she was awarded the title of
Little Miss LaBelle. In her spare
time, she likes to, go shopping, see
movies and spend time .with
friends: Nicaela hasparticipated in
sports for several years and over the
past few months, Nicaela has been
coaching for the LaBelle Youth Soc-
cer Association. Nicaela enjoys
singing and dancing and plans to
pursue a career in the music indus-
try.
MieshaPharis
Miesha is the 16-year-old
daughter of Greg and Marva Pharis
of LaBelle. She ish'omeschooled,
completing her correspondence
education from American High
School in Chicago, IL. This is her


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landscaping can help your
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choose from many attractive
low-maintenance plants that
will add color and vitality to
your yard.
Whatever the season, a few
dollars invested in your front
yard will usually reap much
greater benefits than your
original investment.
Sherri's daughter, Bonnie, a
C.P.A., brings her expertise to form 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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11 years. They have performed at
many amusement parks and festi-
vals across the Southeastern U.S. In
the past year, Miesha has stated
choreographing and teaching
younger cloggers. She is a member
of Church on Fire in Ft. Myers and
has represented them and the state
of Florida at the National Teen Tal-
ent Competition'for two years,
bringing home secondan d third
place awards. In the past'she has
also been involved with March for
Jesus, See You at the Pole, Christian
Youth Fellowship, Lamb Jam and-
other outreach projects and mis-
sions trips. After high. school,
Meisha plans to attend college with
the goal of becoming an attorney.


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Development and Environment (PD&E) Study. The study -corridor extends from east of -
Birch\wood Parkway to US 27 in H-endr and Glades Counties. The hearing will be held on
Thursday, March 3, 2005 at the LaBelle Civic Center, located at 481 W. Hickpochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. An informal open house will begin at 6:00 pm w ith the formal
hearing beginning at 7:00 pm.

The public hearing is being conducted to allow persons an opportunity to express their views
concerning the social, economic and environmental effects of the preferred build alternative.
The alternatie includes the improvement fof State Road 80 to four lanes from east of
Birchwood Parkway to US 27, a distance of appro,\iniately 19,5 miles. Aerial photographs
will be displayed showing the preferred build alternative. Project brochures and right-of-'way
information will be available. During the hearing, there willbe an audio\ isual presentation.
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statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing or postmarked by March 17 will become a par
ol'the official public hearing transcript. Aerial photographs depicting the project location and
the preferred Build alternative, along with supporting documentation, are available for public
review through March 3 at the following locations: lcndry County Public Librar. 461 North
Main Street, LaBelle: Glades County Public Library. 505 Riverside Road. Moore ITaven: and
Florida Department of'l ransportaLion, Southwest Area Office District One. 2295 Victoriia
Avenue, Suite 292. Ft. Myers.

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and Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management. The project is beiig developed in
compliance with Titles VI and Vlliof the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, as amended.
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disability, or family status. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations
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Florida Wildlife Commission reports


SHendryCounty
On Sunday, Jan. 30, Investiga-'
tors Larry Ayers and Bill Ashley
worked with Officer Lance York on
an ongoing trespass/poaching
Problem on CR 832. At 5 p.m. they
began watching a truck with three
occupants as it drove back and
forth along the road. Around 5:20
Sp.m., the investigators watched
two of the subjects jump the fence
onto private property and retrieve a
hog they had just shot. Officer York
stopped the truck and all three sub-
Sjects were subsequently arrested
for trespass. At the jail, it was dis-
covered the driver had an active
S:warrant for his arrest stemming
From a previous trespass arrest on
Sthe same road.
Glades County


On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Offi-
cers Jesse Lee and Greg Louque
were responding to a complaint in
the area of Slough Ditch. Their
attention was drawn to multiple
gunshots heard on property close
to the complainant. As the officers
responded, they were met by two
ATVs. Dead raccoons, a rifle, and a
pistol were visible. The operator
identified himself and stated his
companion had shot the raccoons.
When Officer Lee asked for a hunt-
ing license from the companion,
the driver of the ATV became bel-
ligerent and tried to drive away.
The officers were able to secure the
key from the ATV. However, the
driver continued to refuse to com-
ply with any instructions given by
the officers. Police units, from


Glades and Highlands County
Sheriffs' Offices responded as well
as Lt. Dale Knapp from the FWC
Southwest Region. The operator
of the ATV was arrested for resist-
ing arrest without violence and the
companion was cited for no hunt-
ing license. The arrested operator
is known to the officers and has
been cited for past violations. He is
currently on federal probation for
violating 33 counts of the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, Officers
Scott Van Buren and David
Burnsed were patrolling for duck:
hunting violations on the east side
of Fisheating Creek. The officers
heard several shots coming from
Vance Widden Park. They watched
from a place of concealment and


waited for the subjects to finish
hunting. When two of the subjects
returned to their trucks, one sub-
ject hid a mottled duck. The offi-
cers checked the two subjects and
the one said "I don't have any
ducks in my truck." He was legal,
but lied for an unknown reason.
Two other hunters returned and
were checked by the officers as
well. Officer Van Puren asked how
well they had done. One hunter
said good and pulled two mottled
ducks out of his decoybag. Officer
Van Bureh then found a third Mot-
tied Duck hidden under some
decoys in the same,.bag. The
hunter was issued a citation for
over the daily bag limit of niottled
ducks.


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Property appraiser's office sets special hours
Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA, able. Also, to better serve the courtyard and an attendant will let Montura Fire Station: Thurs
Hendry County Property Apprais- public, the offices will be open on you in tie glass doors. Parking day, February 17;
er, has announced that her offices Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. till will be available in the east park- Felda Fire Station: Thursday
will be open until 6 p.m. on Feb- noon. ing lot beside the chamber of February 24.
ruary 17 and 24, to accommo- For those taxpayers who wish commerce.wiston suboffi wil
-date taxpayers who wish to file to apply in LaBelle on the above If you can't get to the office, The Cewiston sub-office wil
for homestead exemption and dates, please enter the Court- staff will come to you at the fol- be open the same dates and time
other exemptions that are avail- house complex through the lowing times and locations: as the LaBelle office.


Almanacs


ABWA meeting
changed
ABWA has returned to its origi-
Snal meeting schedule. Meetings
are at 7 p.m. the second Thursday
of every month at the LaBelle
Woman's Club on SR 80.

Cowboys for
:Christto meet
It's that time of the month
again. Cowboys for Christ will
meet at the Palmdale Community
Center, on the corner of. 5th and
Main Street, on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.
for food and fellowship. Gospel
music will start at 7 p.m. The
Word will be brought by Troylee
Hodges, someone who knows
and loves the Lord. Come join us-
for a great evening.

LHS Reunion
It is that time again! The annual
LaBelle High School reunion will


Juanita Evelyn Pankey
Juanita Evelyn Pankey, age 86,
S.of LaBelle, passed away January
S30, 2005 in Fort Myers. She was
born November 5, 1.918 in Harris-
Sburg, Illinois to James Piland and
Effie Stikes Piland. Juanita was a
former resident of -Romance,
Arkansas.
Survivors include her sons:
James A. Pankey and Larry
Pankey, both of Romance, Ark.
Daughter: Phyllis .Lownds
(James) of LaBelle, nine grand-
Schildren and four great-grandchil-
'" dren, Juanita was preceded in
death by her husband, James L.'
Pankey.
A graveside funeral service
was held Thursday, Febi uar) ,
S2005 at Romance Cemetery in
IRomance, Arkansas with Rev-
Serend Jim Woodell officiating.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Arrangements by: Heber
Springs, Funeral Home-Heber
SSprings, Arkansas.
Jewell Arnold Maddox
SJewell Arnold Maddox, age 81,
of Palmdale, FL, passed away Feb-
ruary 3, 2005 in Lake Placid. She
.iwas born March 26,1923in Okee-
Schobee, FL, to Charles C. Arnold
and Iva Pearl Eubanks Arnold.
She was a longtime resident of
Palmdale.
Sur\ ivors include her daugh-
jter: Glenice Raulerson Baker
S(Dennis) of Fayetteville, Ark., step-
son: Barney Maddox of Palm
Beach and stepdaughter: Betty Jo
Maddox of Lakeland, sister: Ona
Hendry of Palmdale, grandchil-
dren: Brent Baker, Landry Baker,
: Sandi Lopez and Lucy Hester and
Sgreat-grandchildren: Rachel
S Vivian Baker, lan Russell Baker,
' Erin Elizabeth Baker and Anna
SJolene Baker. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Lee
: Raulerson in 1966 and second
husband: Wilburn "Ed"Maddox.
in 1996 and her son, Dennis
;Raulerson in 1995.
Funeral Services were held
Sunday, February 6, 2005, 2 p.m.
Sat the Palmdale Baptist Church in
Palmdale with Rev. Earl Kline offi-
,ciating. Interment followed at the
Ortona Cemetery.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, FL
VirgieA.O'Bannon
Virgie A. O'Bannon, 92, of
Tampa, passed away Jan. 16,
2005, in Tampa. She was born
'! May 7, 1912, in Fredericktown,
MO, to Edwin M. O'Bannon and
Lydia Maze .O'Bannon. She
attended Massey's Business Col-
lege in Jacksonville. Virgie lived in
STampa for over 50 years, working
for 30 yqars at McDill AFB with the


be held at the Maple Corner Club
House; Everyone that attended
LHS anytime up through' the
1950's is invited. The reunion will
be held on Saturday, March 12.
Come early to visit. Send $10 per
person to Frieda Bullington, 478
Maple Drive LaBelle, 33935. It is
important to send your money by
March 7 so that the meat can be
purchased. Then we will know
how much to buy. We will eat at 5
p.m. Please bring a covered dish,
paper goods, tea, coffee and soft.
drinks we be furnished, For more
information, please call Frieda at
675-1070 or 673-3482. There will
be afghans to raffle again. Also
there will be photographs and
yearbooks to look through. Come
and have fun. Tell your friends and
classmates.

Come to country
music jamboree
Come to the country music
jamboree Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2-


U.S. Civil Service.
Survivors include her sister:
Thelma Orwig of LaBelle; six
nephews and four nieces and
numerous grand nephews and
nieces. She Was predeceased by'
her parents: Edwin M. and Lydia
Maze O'Bannon; brothers: Lloyd
O'Bannon, Amos O'Bannon, Vir-
gil O'Bannon, Phannon O'Ban-


6 p.m. at American Legion Post
130, Hwy. 80W. Food and drinks
available. Members.$1; non-mem-
bers $3; entertainers and children
under 12, free. Host Band: We "R"
Country; karaoke by Harold
Knowles. Bring your instruments,
CDs and have fun.

Gopher turtle
expert to speak
Laura Weweika of the Gopher
Tortoise Council will be the guest
speaker at the Monday, February
14 meeting of the Hendry Glades
Audubon Society of LaBelle.
There will be a slide presentation
open to the public. Come to the
Dallas B. Townsend Ag Center at 7
p.m. and learn all about these fas-
cinating animals. For further
details please call 612-1067.

Steak by the ounce!
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 is having their famous
steak by the ounce dinner on


non and Ralph O'Bannon; and,
sisters: Ruby Eubanks and Irene
Wilder.
Funeral services were held
Jan. 20 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home with Pastor Kevin-Bradley
officiating. Interment followed in
Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle.


Valentines Day, Monday Feb. 14,
from 5-7 p.m. Bring your Sweet-
heart to the American Legion, 699
Highway 80 west, for dinner and
dancing. The steak is 75 cents an
ounce, (minimum order of 8
ounces) each side dish is 75 cents
with choices of baked potato,

See Almanac Page 4

Arrest


On Feb. 4, Thomas Dean
Laster, 41, was arrested for aggra-
vated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
driving with a suspended license
and grand theft auto. According
to the sheriff's report, while in an
argument with his girlfriend,
Laster kicked in the front door to
her mother's house after she (the
mother) went inside. The report
states .that the victim saw him
standing in the doorway with a
knife and fled out the back door to
a neighbor's house where she
called law enforcement. Laster
and his girlfriend then returned
home where ,he reportedly
dropped her and her children off
and left again in her vehicle. An 8'
kitchen knife was later found in
the vehicle;


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professionals.
Words cannot express my love and appreciation for my family
It would be impossible to list all that you have done, but thank
you for your time, visits, help with my Day Care .nd all the TLC
that I am still receiving. I love you all dearly.
Thank .you to, my church, the LaBelle Church of God. Your
prayers, cards, flowers and food have all been wonderful. I cannot
.;ait until i am back with you all full time. God Bless you!
My friends, thank you for making this difficult situation better
through cards, phone calls, food and most importantly prayers. It
is times like these that make you appreciate the importance of liv-
ing in a small town.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank my wonderful primary
caregiver, Dr. Chow, the great staff at Southwest Regional
Hosrpi.tal, and the caring men and women at Oak Brook
Rehabilitation Facility. I could not have asked for better care You
have all given me the best medical care available, my heart and my
life is in very capable hands.
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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 675-4516 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.
Found animals
The Hendry County Sheriff's Department impounded one don-
key in the Montura area on Jan. 31,2005. The owner can call HCSO
agriculture investigator Charles White at 863-983-1440.
A small herd of cattle is also being cared for by the HCSO. The
owner can call HCSO agriculture investigator Charles White at 863-
983-1440.
Stop for school buses
I drive a school bus in Hendry County and everyday people run
the bus 'stop arm'. I am scared if this does not stop someone's
child is going to be killed. I have started writing down tag numbers
to report to the sheriff's office.
Unlicensed taxis
So called taxi drivers are driving uninsured and without licenses,
picking up people and knowing they can away with it. God forbid
an accident happens. Then what? Can someone in the community
help me answer this question?
(County Administrator Lester Baird said he aware of the prob-
lem and is looking into it now. The City of LaBelle has an ordi-
Snance on the books regulating taxis. However, these drivers cross
city/county boundaries, complicating the issue.)


Witch's Brew

By Pudge Taylor. easiest way
A few drops of hot vinegar will to clean the
soften hardened glue.... shower or
Here's an old Chinese acupres- tub is with
sure technique to suppress your broom.
appetite and lose weight. Squeeze Not only do
your earlobe firmly between your you 'save
thumb and forefinger for sixty your back but you can sweep all
seconds. I tested this and it really the water down the drain AND
works... For the. sixty seconds I you clean the broom at the same
was busy squeezing my earlobe I time....
was not hungry. Now, what to do Werd fer the Week: Prolly:,
about the 8,540 seconds left Most likely .."I'll prolly help at the
over.... Weekly fish fry at the Legion hall
When cleaning picture frames Friday nite"....
never spray glass cleaner directly Thought fer the week: It's bet-
on the glass, always on the rag. ter to be patient on the road than
This goes for TV screens too. The a patient in the hospital.


Thank You

Thank you LaBelle Coordinator, Ida Mae
Wragg, front desk, Snooks Felde,
from Meadowlark front desk, Ann Schall, cookies
The Activity Association of and juice, Mary Bartoshuk, front
Meadowlark Campground would desk and call sheets.
like to thank the merchants and The next blood drive is March
individuals of LaBelle, Moore 10, 2005 from noon until 7 p.m.
Haven and Clewiston for their Please come out and donate. It's
generous donations for our annu- about life!
alnd raising. LaBelle Kindness
Thank you LaBelle I would like to thank all the fol-
fromthe BloodMobile owing people for helping me so
much.
The LaBelle blood drive col- Mary and Craig' Bartoshuk,
elected 63 units of blood from the Audrey Roirer, Barb Costa, Bob
73 registered donors that Roper, Nikki Yeager Roser, Joan
responded to the call on Thurs- Bloomster, J&J Pharmacy, Senior
day, January 13,2005. Connection, Caloosa Humane
Lunch was donated by the Society, Pete and Florence Bar-
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary toshuk, Susan Wright, Depart-
Post 130 of LaBelle. The lunch meant of Children and Families,
was prepared and served by Pat Paul and Marcia Thompson, Mrs.
Hashman. Contrera's Restaurant Geri Kollar, Chris Barrnza, Farm-
donated door prizes. Two dinners worker Center, Brenda Lambden,
were won by Donna Baines. Tup- Rob Reinholt, Dottie and Richard
perware pitcher and glasses Seibel.
donated by Ms. Sara were won by I'm 87 years old and all your
Rose Marie. Many thanks to Ms. kindness and help is so much
Sara and Contrera's. Thank you appreciated. Please forgive me if I
also to Jane Slater, Coordinator of missed anyone.
the Blood Mobile, Pat Hashman, Ms. Ellie Homer




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Letters to. the Editor


Enforce zoning
Editor,
I address this issue to you and
all business storeowners and resi-
dents of Hendry County. It has
come to my attention that we
have all been made fools of when
complying with our local Building
and Zoning ordinances.
I say this because right now
there are businesses operating on
residentially zoned properties.
These businesses are always clas-
sified as commercial or industrial
in nature. These types of viola-
tions have been brought to the,
attention of the Building and the
Zoning departments in Hendry
County on more than one occa-
sion. Documentation and
requests for responses were hand
delivered in June 2004 to both
elected officials and appointed
department heads. This docu-
mentation was obtained by pub-
lic records at various departments
within Hendry County; it was pre-
cise and self-evident. The viola-
tions and deceptions were both
presented in writing and verbally.
The best response that I received
was "We have red tagged it (the
businesses) and there is nothing
else we can do about it."
Some of the violations are:
1) No true commercial build-
ing structure, it is actually a very
old mobile home.
2) Commercial building. per-
mitting and construction
approved under fraudulent appli-
cations and intent of use.
3) Improper use and abuse of
county road right of ways.
4) Hazardous areas accessible
to children.
These violations, which are


blatant, have simply been glossed
over and ignored.
I have been a life long resident
of Hendry County and I have
been made to tear down this
same type of structures for the
same type of violations. And yet,
in this time of compliance and
regulations the above mentioned
businesses are allowed to contin-
ue.
I have had to. endure, both
financially and time hard spent,
long procedural methods to com-
ply with all local, county and state
building regulations. All this just
to open my business and then to
continue to improve and operate
it. The list of compliances goes
on and on. But if I want to stay in
business "I" must suffer through
this.
Or should I?? In hind sight per-
haps I really should have just
hung out a sign and opened the
doors. Think of the tens of thou-
sands of dollars I would have
saved by just ignoring the proper
and required procedures.
Because apparently there is no
enforcement to comply.
Is this the future of Hendry
County? I ask this of both the resi-
dents and the respected business
owners of commercial property.
If the people of Hendry County
feel that new comers should com-
ply with our regulations as we
have had to and continue to; then
please let your elected commis-
sioners know how you feel. Per-
haps when they hear it from the
masses and not just a few, they
may consider our concerns and
open their eyes on our regulating
departments. If our concerns fall
on deaf ears and no actions are
taken, then I question who, is


Faye Winegard, vital FAith In Action volunteer
SWe have all heard the age old. became involved with the Faith In "It's a way for me to do things I Senior Connections of SWFL,
saying "Be careful of what you Action in LaBelle program in 2003 love to do, talk and make friends. Inc., a United Way partner agency,
wish for,' but in some circum- to make new friends in the area. In fact I think Faith In Action does offers a wide array of supportive
stances it is a good thing for every- In the process she has became a a marvelous job of bringing peo- s t
one involved. One such example vital volunteer by placing calls to ple together. It helps in so many services to elders in Collier,
is Faith In Action volunteer, Faye volunteers and -I .m ways. I have made really good Glades and Hendry. Counties.
Winegard. Faye was born in Fish- coalition mem- friends in the program." Senior Connections is the lead
erville, Virginia, and has worked bers about No matter how much time you agency for aging services, under
with the public in many different meetings or can commit to the program or grants from Senior Solutions of
roles such as waitressing, book training. How where you choose to volunteer SWFL, (an area agency on aging)
keeping and supervising a nurs- did she get from, Faith in Action can always
ing home. She has been married assigned this find the perfect match for you. and Florida Department of Elder
to her husband Billy for forty task? She simply The Faith in Action program is Affairs, with support from Boards
years. They have raised two boys stated that she fr A / 7 expanding to Clewiston and of County Commission in Hendry
to adulthood and have-been "wished" there tN A c rt N Glades County. Information about and Glades counties, the Cities of
blessed with two grandchildren. was some way she could volun- this volunteer program can be Moore Haven, Clewiston and
Faye moved to LaBelle in 2001 teer from her home. Faith In presented to area churches and
due to an employment change for Action fulfilled her wish. civic groups. Call (863) 983-7088 LaBelle, numerous civic groups,
her husband. She has three dogs When asked why she enjoys for more information, or to sched- businesses and private individu-
and loves to craft and talk. She her volunteer duties she stated, ule-a presentation for your group. als.


Lipstick:
According to a news report, a
certain private school was recently
faced with a unique problem. A
number of 12-year-old girls were
beginning to use lipstick and
would put it on in the bathroom.
That was fine, but after they put on
their lipstick theywould press their
lips to the mirror leaving dozens of
little lip prints. Every night the
maintenance man would remove
them. and the next day the girls
would put them back. Several


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salad, Texas toast and dessert. Fol-
lowing dinner there will be enter-,
tainment by 2 Sharps and crown-
ing of the new King and Queen.

LES Advisory
Council meeting
There will be a LaBelle Ele-
mentary School, School Advisory
Council meeting on' Thursday,
February 24th, 2005 at 3 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 see-
ing you at the meeting.

Alligator Amblers
The Alligator Amblers will have
their monthly meeting at Calusa
Nature Center's lona House, on
the corner of Colonial and Ortiz in
Ft. Myers on Thursday, February
10. Speaker Dr. Gary Pettite, City of
Naples naturalist, 6:30 social and
meeting begins at 7 p.m. The pub-
lic is welcome. Call JoAnn Luce
for further details. The Florida Trail
Association's mission is to devel-
op,, maintain and protect hiking
trails throughout the state. FTA
chapters sponsor hiking and
camping events all year long.

LaBelle Adult School
The Labelle Adult School will
be offering the Para Pro Testing
February 19, March 5, April 9 and
May 14. You can sign up for the
test at the LaBelle Adult. School.
For more information please call
LAS at 674-4118.

Pick up tickets
for giveaway
Tickets for the 10,000 giveaway
are now at the LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce office. Please stop
by and pick up your tickets to sell.


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Joke of


the week


memos were posted about this
without effect.
Finally the principal decided
that something had to be done.
She called all the girls to the bath-
room and met them there with the


Calling all veterans
and Legionnaires
All veterans ,and American
Legion Members are invited to
attend the
Four Chaplain Service on Feb-
ruary 19, at 7 p.m. at the Dana
Howard Post 130 at 699 State
Road 80 in LaBelle. Come and
honor those who have gone
before ds.

LHS Advisory
Council to meet
The LHS Advisory Council will
meet on Thursday, February 17 at
7 p.m. in the school library. Any
interested community members
are welcome to attend.

Rainbow trails
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
Trails Camp for bereaved children
helps to heal young hearts and
change lives forever. Children
ages 6 through 16 who have had
someone significant in their life
die in the past year are eligible to
attend the camp at no cost, on Fri-
day, June 10 through Sunday, June
12. Registration is now open. For
more information, call (239) 489-
9149 or 800-835-1673.

PLB gets grant
Port LaBelle Unit #4 Eucalyp-
tus Village POA has received a
SFWMD grant for irrigation water
conservation. If you live in Port
LaBelle POA Unit #4 and use Port
LaBelle Utilities water to irrigate,
you may be eligible for funding
that helps conserve ,water. Call
Susan at the POA office at 675-
4168 to get details on how to start
the process.

Work day set
The Palmdale Baptist Church
will have a workday Feb. 12 begin-
ning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be pro-
vided. Everyone is welcome.
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maintenance man. She explained
that all these lip prints were caus-
ing a problem for the custodian
who had to clean the mirrors every
night. To demonstrate how diffi-
cult it was to clean the mirrors, she


POA to meet
Port LaBelle Unit 4 Eucalyptus
Village POA monthly meeting will
be held Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7
p.m. Location of meeting will be
4051 NE Eucalyptus Blvd

Special SCF concert
at First Baptist
First Baptist Church LaBelle
will be having The Journeymen
Quartet as special guests at its
Swamp Cabbage Concert Friday,
Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. Admission to the
concert is free and open to the
public. However, a Love Offering
will be taken during the concert.
The: First Baptist Church
LaBelle is located at 330 North'
Main Street in LaBelle, FL 33935.
For more information call the
church at 863-675-2171.

Wild Game Supper
at Felda Baptist .
A Wild Game Supper will be
served at Felda Baptist Church,
Sat., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. The church
is located behind the Firehouse on
CR 830 one mile east of SR 29.

LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School is
offering a variety of classes that
range from GED Prep, ABE, ESOL
and Substitute Teacher classes.
Also, be sure and ask about
Hendry County Adult School
Scholarships. Call 674-41.18 for
more information.

Revival in Palmdale
The Palmdale Baptist Church is
having a revival Feb. 20-23. Broth-
er Brad Parker will be the speaker.
There will be special music nightly
and dinner will be served each
weeknight. Everyone is welcome.
The church is located at 8010
Seminole Ave. NW, Palmdale.
Also, the Palmdale -Baptist
Church invites everyone to study
The Purpose Driven Live for the


asked the maintenance man to
show the girls just how hard it
was. Under careful instructions,
the man took out a long-handled
squeegee, solemnly dipped it in
the nearest toilet bowl, and
scrubbed at the mirror.

There was complete silence in
the room. Since then, there have
been no lip prints on the mirror.
There are Teachers ... and then
there are Educators.


next seven weeks, along with
more Bible study, each Wednes-
day night beginning at 7 p.m.;
youth begins at 6 p.m.

Filing deadline nears
Reminder: if you want to apply
for these exemptions or classifica-
tions, the deadline for filing is
March Ist 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.

Blankets needed
The Salvation Army would like
the help of the community in pro-
viding blankets for the needy and
homeless. If you would be inter-
ested in donating blankets call
674-1441, or just drop them off at
the Salvation Army office at 180
North Main Street. Your assistance
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 presentation
beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb.
14.

School advisory
council to meet
There will be a LaBelle Ele-
mentary School, School Advisory
Council meeting on Thursday,
Feb. 24, at 3. p.m. in the confer-
ence room. The results of the cli-
mate surveys will be given to par-
ents and students.


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accountable for the deceptions
and violations of our properties
and means of making a living.
Commissioner's meetings are
held twice a month, next one is
Feb. 22.
David McCall
Vets call for funding of
VA Health Care
The American Legion, the Dis-
abled American Veterans and the
Veterans of Foreign Wars today
reaffirmed their unanimous sup-
port for fully fundingthe veterans
health care system.
The three largest veterans
organizations firmly believe that
veterans have earned the right to
Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) medical care through their
extraordinary sacrifices and serv-
ice to this nation. Yet, each year
funding levels must be deter-
mined through an annual appro-
priations process that is funda-
mentally broken. Year after year,
veterans have fought for sufficient
funding for VA health care and a
realistic budget that reflects the
rising cost of health care and
increasing need for medical serv-
ices. Despite these continued
efforts, the cumulative effects of
insufficient health care funding
have resulted in the rationing of
medical care.
"The nation's highest priority
is national defense" VA health
care is an ongoing cost of war.
Every veteran answered 'the
nation's call to arms without
reservation. As wartime Veterans,
Legionnaires understand the
importance of the VA health care
system. Shortchanging VA health
-care is short-changing every mili-
tary veteran-from Bunker Hill to
Baghdad, America's veterans are
not expendable and should never


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 10, 2005


be treated as such," said Ameri-
can Legion National Commander
Thomas P. Cadmus.
Especially during this time of
war, fully providing for the needs
of this nation's past, present and
future defenders is more than a
mere contract between this gov-
ernment and its people, it is a
moral obligation. No veteran
must ever be denied VA health
care or benefits for want of feder-
al funding.
For the third year in a row, the
veterans health care system has
had to struggle along for months
at the previous year'sinadequate
funding level because Congress
has failed to deliver a timely
appropriations bill for the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs. As a
result, our nation's veterans have
been denied timely access to nec-
essary VA health care. And the
outlook isn't any better for the
thousands and potentially tens
of thousands of our men and
women when they return from
Afghanistan,' Iraq and the global
war on terror, when you consider
that they will need care from the
VA for decades to come.
To resolve this intolerable situ-
ation, the task force recommend-
ed the federal government pro-
vide full funding for veterans
health care through modifications
to the current budget and appro-
priations process, by using a
mandatory funding mechanism
or by some other changes to
achieve the desired goal.
Guaranteed full funding for the
VA health care system is not
about politics; it is a realization
that taking care of America's sick
and disabled veterans is a contin-
uing cost of national defense.
Dennis R Boland, Post 130
.Adjutant







Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 10, 2005 5


HCSB honors 13 noninstructional employees


By Tracy Whirls
The Hendry County School Dis-
trict recognized 13 support staff
during its annual luncheon Jan. 27
at the Clewiston Inn.
Migrant recruiter Adela.Gomez
of Clewiston was named Employee
of the Year for the District. "This
individual has worked 30 years for
the school system," Human
Resources Director Steve Stinnett
said in announcing the selection of
Ms. Gomez as district "Employee of
theYear."
Mr. Connor said the Hendry
County School District now has 400
employees in the noninstructional
classification and is still growing.
"Hendry County grew at a faster
rate than the state of Florida last
year, and at the same rate as Collier,
Lee and Charlotte Counties," Mr.
Connor said, adding that he had
just returned from a meeting dur-
ing which Edison Community Col-
lege discussed their plans to build a
satellite branch in the Glades area.
Those recognized from LaBelle
were:
Upthegrove Elementary sec-
retary/bookkeeper Esperanza Gar-
cia of Clewiston, was nominated
by Principal Mike Gann for her will-
ingness to help anywhere in the
school as needed. A veteran of 24
years with the district, three at
Upthegrove Elementary, Ms. Garcia
maintains the schools internal and
discretionary budget accounts,
orders materials and supplies, does
payroll, makes travel arrangements
for all workshops, translates corre-
spondence sent home and serves
as translator during meetings with
Hispanic parents. She is also secre-
tary/treasurerof the Hendry County
Rodeo Club.
LaBelle Elementary School
data entry/clerk typist Ada Ash of
LaBelle was nominated by Princi-
pal Sue Schaeffer for her willing-
ness to participate in school-related
and community events. Employed
at LES for 15 years, Ms. Ash enrolls
and withdraws students, enters
their data into the computer, main-
tains daily attendance, schedules
and checks FTE reports and stu-
dent counts, runs an alphabetical
list of students as needed, main-
tains the truancy log for the Truan-
cy Intervention Program and prints
report cards. She is a member of
the LES School Advisory Council,
has received SDAC Time Student
Training, Truancy Intervention Pro-
gram training, Project achieve train-
ing, through Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity's classroom management
program, The Right to Know Train-
ing, school safety/crisis training and


teacher portal attendance training,
and serves as a translator as need-
ed. An active volunteer in the com-
munity, Ms. Ash as served as Relay
for Life team captain, volunteers for
LES activities.
Country Oaks Elementary
School library paraprofessional
Nicolet Skeets of LaBelle was nom-
inated by principal Vicki Stem for
her work assisting teachers and stu-
dents with their library needs.
Employed by the district for eight
years, assigned to Country Oaks for
two and a half, Ms. Skeets runs the
circulation desk, repairs books,
processes and shelves new books
and keeps the library neat. She has
received training in enhancing aca-
demic and social skills in the class-
room, the Visual Supports and
Board Makers training program for
Exceptional Student Education and
attended the FAME conference for
media centers in 2003 and 2004.
LaBelle Middle School para-
professional Karen Prince of
LaBelle was nominated by Princi-
pal Debra Davis for her contribu-
tions to the school's environment
and her willingness to treat each
student as a unique individual.
Employed at LMS for three years as
a paraprofessional working with
6th grade students in the English as
a Second Language program and
as a substitute teacher as needed,
Ms. Prince tutors ESOL students in
English. Not being fluent in Span-
ish, she teaches them English by
speaking English predominating
while, reinforcing her respect for
their diversity and culture.
LaBelle High School parapro-
fessional Crystal Kirtley was nomi-
nated by Principal Paul ,Puletti for
her five years as supervisor of stu-
dents in the high school's alterna-
tive classroom environment,
where students are assigned when
they can no longer function in a
regular classroom. She maintains
all discipline records and supervis-
es after school detention. Ms. Kirt-
ley is alsothe LHS blood drives.
Among the individual school
employees of the year recognized,
from Clewiston were:
Clewiston High School secre-
tary/bookkeeper, Marie Sprouse.
Ms. Sprouse, who lives in LaBelle,
is primarily responsible for all inter-
nal accounts and other secretarial
duties as assigned by the principal.
Clewiston Middle School in-
school-suspension paraprofession-
al/monitor Linda Haney supervises
children in grades 6-8 with disci-
pline problems. Ms. Haney has
been employed at CMS for four
years.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Paraprofessional Karen Prince of LaBelle was named LaBelle
Middle School Employee of the Year. Pictured with her is
School Board chairman Rick Murphy.


Library paraprofessional Nicolet Skeets of LaBelle receives
Country Oaks Elementary School's Employee of the Year
award from School Board chairman Rick Murphy.


Central Elementary School
custodian Roderick Benson is
responsible for maintenance of the
school's floors, bathrooms and
general cleanliness and safety of
the school. He was also the recipi-
ent of the district's Male Awareness
Retreat and Head Start Service
awards.
Eastside Elementary .School
Exceptional Student Education
paraprofessional Marjorie Carter is
responsible for ensuring student
safety at the drop off point, teach-
ing and grading student assign-
ments.


Westside Elementary comput-
er lab paraprofessional Tamara
Lynn Hansen is the computer lab
coordinator and monitors the
instructional computer lessons for
students in grades K-5.
Staff Development Depart-
ment secretary Patricia Doub was
.recognized for het achievements in
staff development and its role in
creating a healthy, productive
learning environment.
Transportation secretary Sher-
ry Parantha was nominated for her
smooth and productive operation
of the transportation department.


What is the sun without ,.. IA
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


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All that I want or need on this earth I have because of you. A warm
hand to hold mine, a heart that is true, a strong faith in God to see
us through. "A cord of three strands is not easily broken" Ecc. 4:12
ILOVE You, LARRY
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them, so you just sigh
and write the check. It's
time to take charge of
your bills. By just pay-
ing a little more atten-
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habits, you can cut your
utility costs. Sure, you'll
never eagerly anticipate
seeing utility bills in the
mailbox. But you just
might be smiling at
your savings.
WATER
Turn off the water in
the sink or shower
while you're brushing
your teeth or shaving.
Wait for a full load


before running the dish-
washing machine or
washer.
Take showers
instead 6of baths to cut
down on the use of hot
water.
Take a 10-minute
shower instead of a 20-
minute one.
In the yard, put
sprinklers on a timer
and water in the morn-
ing to minimize evapo-
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Fix leaky faucets or
running toilets.
ELECTRICITY
Turn off appliances
and lights that aren't in
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Replace bulbs with
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Install ceiling fans.
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Remove the lint from
the dryer filter after
every load. That will let
in more heat and. dry
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Plant tall shrubs and
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air conditioning. In the
winter, they can block
harsh winds.
Insulate places
where outside air comes
in, like windows or
doors.
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Turn off the stove or
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The oven door
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If you can't shut it, get it
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Cook several dishes
in the oven at once to
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Reduce the tempera-
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Don't heat closets,
and heat guest rooms
only when they are
occupied.
If bedrooms are
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turn on the heat an hour
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I 4' oak filled acres w/190+feet of river frontage.
$1,600,000.
Ft.DenauiTR nver'f 6fionTioffe6 one acre wi'iiT40'
.of river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this
3BR/3BA + officeriverfr6nt home like new. The new.
features include solid surface countertops, cabinets,
appliances, tile andcarpet, large patio to relax and
enjoy the river views, new sod, irrigation' system, drive-
way and boat dock. $799,500.
3B 29A TBSnsroh"f.'47'acres7Tocl6cTan a'navi-
gable oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This
quaint, quiet property also can be divided for an addi-
tional building lot. Home has new roof, storage building
and hot tub. Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation sys-
tem. Don't let this ne pass you by. $410,000.
New"'`6coTnc3rdc1 BF2i A s2 rt l or-pl1n hornieon


180 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, bL
(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
Iww.heritagelandco.com
Se Habla Espafiol


canal with river access. Built to Dade County Codes
with cathedral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appli-
ar.:e OA.Inr fr, i .:,;ri p:.b:.:;. tl'- :I... i ha f':.i hur-ca.ne
darn'l j,1 ier.p n ...ni: ill S. .:.i:.r d-rd.l F 5350.000

j.c" ':-f 'i M. .r -. I h.r:r.m ;.il.l- H.'ilh hi,h ,-le ahiion
allows for impressive views of the intra coastal water-
way. Cash or owner financing possible. $950,000.
1/2 ': .re ,- l.:..:.:5 E ':i : A A h 10. li r, th i...er.
Some trees. Build your dream home here. $400,000.
1 .'r," 1' r" v:.ri ,':.:.: ,;I P,: t-; i F i ,- l,, id,, ir, Hill:, o n
Caloosahatchee Drive. This homesite is ready for your
waterfront home. Owner financing available. $395,000.
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17.94 acres with over 6,000 palm trees Queens,
Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells
& irrigation. There is a 2BR/1 BA block home that needs
a little TLC. Tree sales could pay for property.
$569,000.
Weekled "eirea't~ 25 ares 1R7LTBi" ica5in esTed
in an oak hammock is the perfect spot for camp-
fires...Jacks Branch Creek runs along the northwest


corner of the property along with several other ponds.
Property is completely fenced with palmettos and pines
throughout. $500,000.
ExcepiFon1 '3BRTFi' den 2iTA oen situatedd ohi.7
acres. Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10'
ceilings, plantation shutters, security system, wood
laminate flooring, crown molding, the list of amenities
could go on and on. Large tiled back porch over looks
your own private pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel
Building on the back of the property is any man's
dream. This elegant home is class throughout! This
one will not last long. $410,000.
19'5'CS'I"3B2A Roh"e wih' splitkloopr plan ft'res
tile, carpet with walk-in closet in master bath and an
18'x18' above groundpool with deck. $169,900.
2 homes on 0.68 acre. 'Main hous eisWNR2BA 'BS
and Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house. Main
house has handicap bathroom. Living room has wood
parquet floors. $165,000.
Updlaated -Ze'an 3in"d" comi'n ble- B'RP AIC8' ho-me
in the city limins gco,VE tile flooring
throughout ilPw eO l caped yard is
adorned with oaks and citrus trees. Don't let this one
passyou y! $144,900.
2B9A wit spacious r-6ooFs.Tceen-ed i ac'E ch
and concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage
shed. Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance.
Roof is a pproximatpely one year old.$134,900.
Location, 'Location 3BR/2 Abme on quiet dead-end
road and unattached studio rh esi in need of
TLC. Greatll ifBDD ti on. Homes in
this neighborhood are scarcely available. Make this
onegyour own. $120,000._ ...

3BR/2BA log cabin manufactured home on 6+/- acres
that is fenced and cross fence, ts include built-
in entertaingE3iJ r IB ~ltM This is the per-
fect county retreat on a private road $212,500.
2BR2", mo61ileiom"e6 on' Sacres6i'lvfuse with tile
floors, galvalume roof, front &back porches & storage
shed. Property is entirely fenced with stocked pond &
fruit trees. $175,000.
2BIRT/2rA ouf WidiS e obioieiome onh sTiipsWod -
Buyer to complete renovation. Sold "As Is" Home is on
5+/- acres. $175,000. '
i 0X1e wood-H,,-p iiri-.8r -a i-nth
10X12 wood 11I4 MBE" All. appliances


(refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, freezer,
washer & dryer) less than one year old. 20X40 shop
plus 10X10 shed. Quiet country living at its best!
$169,900.
WeT pl"kptfR1FBaK 6ib~ Teome" 'ithFsptit bedroom
floor 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 coun-
try for only $159,000.
2BT'2TABAi o4i-ri'fS ce-inlitii ibn. 'Ftures
split floor p ~ outbuildings
Must see!! $I4900.
4. 4' acre s ?-rdtbfot 6ama- ',jerPldin taton.
Fenced witalBU"SIW ll home needs
TLC and sold "As Is." $900.
Douiblewid'MH "66 on one are'" Tiib'uitryi leadRws.
Being sold as is for only $74,900.
19Mg7 M':on corner in
Horseshoe

50x185 Commercial Site. Downtown LaBelle Hwy. 80
frontage. $105,000.
0.25+/- acre located ji'js(t "j r"fii" town.f F arfially
clear. red. $54t900 .. .-..


tranquility for your dream home. House pad in place.
$150,000.
High and dry5acresin Muse.FenHce'don Tsidesand 5
gated. Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.
$1451000.
5+77acres~ ooTed-Tan?' l[o6ated on 'th' mainroaa in
Pioneer Plantation. Great location for a site built or
manufactured home. $105,000.
Wooded '6icrFs' in Pioneer Plantation on paveTdroad -
Property is paoi /:ti] fwell (needs
pump) & iss re#l'-'7'irnome 'or MH $95,000.
6 magnificent 1+ acre Fhomesites on prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will
not split.
4. acres -' naTb't off'- na' Plantatinon.
Fenced with U 7),lB2 RFl'0ll R'ei nome needs
TLC and sold "As Is. $79,900.
Miles fifm noise, yt-i'iit*- *----- seetifTeud-
ed, accessible aj -
LooTinU 'for' secision-T'h ThFs isitl!"' It secluded,
accessible acres located on Queen Avenue, in LaDeca
Acres. $64,000.
5+- oodd are s'in iL adeca access at this timen-is
undeterminable. Manufactured homes and horse are
permissible. $61,500.
Fie a.re _ir It O'NTAC 59 500.
F ge 'r;ion .6"tkhto


Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft: on State Road 3 ,snai ,r : .-IA ,iV ;,'|T|.. ar,,. -
80 Future land use Commercial. 5 acres. $650,000. h:.m i i,',r, $35,00.
17.94 adres "i{h--v 6.'00 palm frees Queens, Noarm"erhh"a a''ru -n Aoffi'.$ sara ,i\
Washirngtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells acU accessible
& irrigation. There is a 2BR/1BA block home that needs ac .--- -.-o-ll .--.--..".-.
a little TLC Tree sales could. pay for property.
40 ace 'NmiTih_6'nigW o e. c.-T Ttrby Oak trees grace the unique off-river lot in LaBelle's only
Thompson uhllu C2SMltlI e drainage and gated communtiy that offers a pool, community center and
irrigation. $A 2r. tennis court. Bordered by thousands of acres of undeveloped
20 acres of"o ~daTa "T-ei-L ~eid-i dd~"edith land. $79,900.
many varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the' Indin is S/D Nce comerl'ota 1 acre. $55,000.
southeast comer. Some lower lying areas are wet dur- DoriuiTt i.i0lWa-.-
ing the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house Homestson hsideo nearoou &
and enjoy nature's beauty. $285,000. HOR- Nrtse'8near course
20-acres n' f re.. i-pas ure*an"T, '-reiced -ind across from Ranchettes $26,000 & up
cross fenced with cow well. Would also make a great ._. ''. .. P.-t o".n2.C d o
home site for those who crave quiet living. Gated road.
insures privacy with 4 gates allows for easy access.
$285,000. New 3BR/2BA mobile home in Tanglewood Oaks S/D.
5+47acres on~ wri'ngig TrafT 'iF il'-vse"Privacy & Ready March 1st. $7501m + security.


Southern
land,


vNElI LISrI'G! Energy efficient
4BR/25B tri.level home on 40 +i.
pnvate & Tenced acres in Muse LuJ-
ury amenities abound' Barn & mobile
home also included in sale' $875,000


No detail was overlooked in the mas-
terful design & construction of tnis one-
of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B13G riverfront estate
nestled on 10 +/- pristine acres w 425*
+/- of river frontage. $3,490,000


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,V'El LISfl/.GI Anbque' 2BR/2B
nverfront estate home w/ attached
2BR/1B guest house on 5 +/- riverfront
acres w/ horse bar located close to
HendryiLee line $1,350,000


S .\El' LISTINGI Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft. Myers
nverfront community $999.800


Stunning 5BP13 5B,2G two story 4,700
+/- sq ft home located on 5 +/- private
acres complete w/ horse bar. windmill
& private pond Elegance abounds
inside wl formal & casual dining 8 livng
areas a dramatic staircase. S a sec-
ond-to-none maslersuiia' $750.000


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Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom i.wo story
eslale home, located on 5 +/* fenced
acres, features large rooms, a great
floor plan. rocking chair front porch 8
screened lanai $595,000


3BR/2B/2G split floor plan CBS home.
located in Park.wood Estates, offers
cathedral ceilings a caged pool & spa.
new A/C & roof & much more..


38R/2B two story home located on 5.
+/- ac, in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully
landscaped property w/ above ground
pool! Great Place for Horses' $259,900


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4BR/2B rustic cabin-style home on 2,2
+/- acres in Muse abounds with poten-
tial BPING YOUR HORSES! Back
acre is fenced wl horse stalls Peace &
Quiet Guaranteed' $185,900


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Immaculate 3BRl/2'2G precision N 11 IJ0.U50I1
Immaculate 3BR/ G preclision located in town on an oak covered lot
crafted home, With an open split floor
in a nice neighborhood $135,000
plan, located on 1 +/- manicured acre in a nice neighbor
LaBelle's only galed subdivision fea- .
lures oversized rooms, a huge
screened lanail rhe best amenities
around $289,900


BACK ON THE MARKET! 2BR/IB
A.;- CBS home on 2 5 tl- acres in Pioneer


I Moile Home


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +1/ acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery" $289,900
* 3BR/3B doublewide mobile home. in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/1 acres in
Pioneer!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse" $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2 5 +1- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
bam wI electric & water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +1-
acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* REDUCED AGAIN! 3/2 doublewide
mobile home in immaculate condibon,
on 1 +/- fenced acre $98,000
* 4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
homesite priced night for an investment/
income property $68,000


* RIVERFRONTI 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C R. 78 w/ 130' +1- of
riverfront $495,000
* RKIERFRONr! 1 + cleared acre
loitWfDl Bieqt (1w j 7 +/-
of riverfront $475,000
* RII'ERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft Denaud Rd w/110' +/-
of riverfront $475,000
* RIIH RFRONT! 1 +/- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +1- of
nverfront. $450,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.25 +/ cul-de-
sac homesite in E Ft. Myers w/ seawall
& boat lifts $399,900
* 22 +/- fenced, cross-fenced. & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!! $399,500
, 4,,r, s c nithe Port LaBelle
Ranchbyrer F a^l bloRf.e of
cul-de-sac $300,000
* .iR.Pl, J ISe filled. fenced 8
gaM- eV TO ftV PTOlCT


* 1 25 +/- oak tilled acres on CR 78 in
Alva $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location Three
buildable sites, $126,900
- CREEKFRO,V1TI 025 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Eslales Dr $100,000
* 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located In town in a top notch neighbor-
hood $95,000
* NEW LISTING! 0 88 +1- acre located
in Parkwood Estates /D0. $85,000
* 5 +I- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000 ,
* DRAIMTCALLY REDUCED 5 +*/-:
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELU ,57+- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood, $55,000
* 0.67 #/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills S/D $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTS We have
an extensive inventory ranging in pnce
from $15K 530K)


* 508 +1- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $23,798,300
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 100 +/- acres located just west of city
limits zoned for commercial &
residential $3,500,000
* 44 +I- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134
* 19.5 +/. acres 1,250' +1- of nver
frontage east of LaBelle. $2,500,000
* 19 +/- acres wl frontage on SR 80 &
Ft Thomspon Ave $2,200,000
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000
* 19 +/- acres w/ fronlage on SR 80 &
Ft. Thomspon Ave $2,200,000
- 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/


* ja r- acres wi Juu +-- n or nver
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 26 +1. acres located on SR 29 lust
soulh of LaBelle. $850,000
* 3.14 l/. acres wl paved frontage on 4
streets in Downtown LaBelle' $699,900
* 4 6 +i- acres located at busy Por
LaBelle intersection close to schools &
homes. $699,900
* 50 +/. acre located at busy in town
intersection $600.000


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Investments & Real Estate, Inc.
700 South Main Street
PO. Box 1680 LaBelle, Florida 33975
S63-675-4500 F1ax: 863-675-6575

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 10, 2005


Free dinner planned


for local veterans


Dana-Howard-Weekley Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 will be hav-
ing a free dinner on Saturday, Feb.
19, from 4-6 p.m. at the post
home located at 699 SR 80 West
for the following veterans who
served during the following wars
or conflicts: WW I April,6, 1917
to :Nov. 11, 1918; WW II Dec. 7,
1941 to Dec. 31, 1946; Korean
War June 25, 1950 to. Jan. 31,
1955; Vietnam War Feb. 28, 1961
to May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984;
Panama Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 3,
1990; and the Persian Gulf Aug. 2,
1990 cessation of hostilities as
determined by U.S. Government.
If you served during these time


Courtesy photo
Special service planned
Evangelist Wayne Nelson will be the guest speaker at
Grace Baptist Church from Feb. 13-18. Before entering
missionary evangelism he was chaplain at a prison, pas-
tured two churches and has been a full-time evangelist for
14 years. The Nelson Team includes his wife, Hattie, who
ministers to the children while her husband teaches the
Word of God with music and ventriloquism using his pup-
pet, "Danny." Services at Grace Baptist Church will begin
at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, with weekday meet-
ings beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Jeff Zimmerman encour-
ages.all to attend. The church is located at 4700 NE Euca-
lyptus Blvd. Please call the 675-3349 or 863-885-1052 for
free transportation.


periods you qualify for a free meal
whether you were in country or
not. Dana-Howard-Weekley
American Legion Post 130 is
grateful for your services to our
country and our nation should
never forget the sacrifices of her
Veterans. Friends and guests of
veterans will be charged $6 a
plate. The post will also be honor-
ing its 50 years plus members at 6
p.m. with a presentation of their
50-year pins and a special certifi-
cate from National Commander,
Thomas Cadmus. Its 50-year plus
members are George Briede,
Wayne Jones, Oscar Langford,
John Lenz, William Rider and
Claude (Jerry) Safford.


ATTENTION


Landowners,
Developers,
Ranchers and
Farmers

We Buv


Cabbage Palms
and Pine Timber

Statewide Palms, Inc.

863-675-4844


REMEMBER YOUR SWEET
HEART ON VALENTINES DAY
FEBRUARY 14

OPEN:
Saturday & Sunday
8am to 5pm
Monday the 14th at 7am


LaBelle FIorist

& Gifts, Inc
82 Main Street LaBelle, FL

(8631 6754800


Come In &
reaster for a
free dozen roses!
Drawing to be held
Feb. 13 at 5pm,


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ryou are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call! ;IS-


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* Solace at .last...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.
Featuring a great florplan, ceramic tile, enor-
m,:ui juridr, -:'Ti afi:t cll tih'tbcn c rnbireL
iOujide i 3 [a:l:,u, T ruiteCrid pi, r:h lef-red
back y.ard & abo.t around ppoi.l Oild. $199.9001
-, .-- .:-,:;~-ss


backyard w.:iecried porch ,pacio:,u r':o-rr. cen
tial vacuum nl,item ..id a grc.at floor pla.un Thr
brja h taking home i. pricLd at r:il 195,900
* Hands down winner' Cormpcro.in milt.
by,:,:mp.rn:on t' tti U'.k I'P ut:21 i tult u r.i. ?
story home Thi, home i., ,loatcd ir, the dcs.ii
able Beliunt a.m a an d 1 dil:.e t.'. 'h:fpirg anid
school. 'You uat cart go '.a r.or, ,1h tiu. :,.a
, ilOua und,.ll thought oullouOpln. $184,900
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home also
features realiwood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, separate li"i, ir. alm iriJ i unil; r,'.',rn, ii:.r
to big and not i :. mill Thi' i on hi: it jll Iai
only $129,900


* T:Io namrng 'ii.,' .,C ,:tilct i -l, :.c ', | C i t 'l,,ia ESJI
a knd' The man h.iu.e Iearue. iticludie CBG. ',,L:,rd.inioitdc.t.ii l du I uR 2 .manulaj
construction, vaulted ceilings, real wood cabi- rured h.brjNillWB iL NTpAtTaIppi.'
nets with built inwine rack, upgraded kitchen 5 acres this is one you have to see to believe.
appliances, ceramic tile, solid surface counter $149,900.
tops and is fenced and cross-fenced for horses.. 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4 a... rE .
There is also a 1,300+/- square foot manufac- This hoine features new water system and air
tured home located towards the front of the conditioner, Plus wall to wall ceramic tile vault-
property with separate entrance and fencing ed ceilings and lots more, This on' won't last
that would be perfect as a guest house or for a long at only $145,900.
grounds keeper. $549,900. Country Living at its best, in Muse. This
* Nestled under the Oaks. Custom built beurifull', dcio,ated 3BR/2B home, sits on
OBR 'P hmric in torn kaitur .:crrru-,e rile rn'iy l.'ud I .iped acre. Frture: .llud.Je
,ajltcd celihng bjh, Lri.Jd:., rcl b~hnrn wood burning fireplace, a large "country
ispnn cr '.vitrmr or, a. pri.rc el lkrchcd kitchen "hughwalk-incl6sets, new carpet&a
garai4 and Iotr mc Oird $229.000 rie.'. Ii.'i', st.-rjgi hd t i, .,n app.'.iitm t
* S aljt .ia Ij,r,' nR B h2i. l'irrc ,i LaP l tl ? t e. rl, i ..lrl c todtoc i.,l l %i.ing I .ii ,:c ii
Featuring a great floorplan, ceramic tile, enor- $128,900
mous laundryroom andlots of kitchen cabinets. Looking for country L, nH i-lici it isl This
Outside is a spacious screened porch, fenced gorgeous 4BR/2B manufactured home sits oh
backyard & above ground pool. Only $199,900. 2.25+/- breath taking acres and is only minutes
* Picture perfect This 4BR/2B brick home in from town. This one won't last long. $126,900,
town on an oak filled corner lot with a fenced REDUCED 3BR/2B manufactured home on


2 4 .-. Iace. leaturte 'a% lt.edi eilirig. teitured
he:r roxUNhitbiRd TRlATR T dual
'.nl, in rnia ter bath i,-.dl lit mr-,e -.king
.5123900
* ;gR:l2 manul.,.tu lod h..rnr .1.n 2 5- acres
',, th ror, of upg.dei Th: pl':per', t kInced
n,.J h:re lcr,:hd 1.: h,:,r'.: Thic: I: .dso 2
h r. :tall. and ta i :-rr, Thi. :or,: perfect
for horse lovers Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
square feet of ivinarea in mmokalee. Features
include aMCtl aORTl;M l 1 a huge
master suite and fenced yard. Only $52,500.


a 4 55"-. ictath larlg .iWrc: lo0 ttd .r,n '-:
Road. SutCi6RiEfigIhBlgAcFactured
homes;fenced for horses and can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000 ....
* 3 I.25jl6j a I jAlj riced at
19,900 eic n' alre a^l'.""-'--

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* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of rezon-
ing to Business. $69,000.
* .25+/- lot in 0 clto SR82. Only
$19,000. -V M
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*1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just South
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$359,000.


COUNTRY HOME 'WITH IN-
[OWN AMENITIES. Located on 4.36
.acres in S. Fort Myers on Daniels Pkwy'
between Hvy. 41 and Metro Plnvy. This
ranch style CBS home features
4B1t3BA, plus den, vaulted cl., great
room with fireplace, master bath (w/spa
tub), kitchen with island, pot rack
above, butcher block counter and wood
cabinetry, split bedroom I .Ic-iu. brial:
fast bar breakflst room I. ith i rrepl. tL.
laundry rolm''i. pr.tr'. pklcm ,'- f Id,%iAt
*l'.ji 'O rlni i .I "' nI -I' itn .
-ion for ITr..i' lr,~ Ir.a tre -.plrii. a\s
t m 'ill lg p e'..I a,'.l.'l t i t o lrk'
barn, 2 metad Ili.r, ..riih rollr'LO,
flosIs. Proper'. kl.cir. 51,100,000.
,8 ,NEARLY COMPLETED 2BR/IBA stilt
home in Port LalBelle ('ni 102 Glades
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downtown Moare Haven. Zonedx
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Dock on the Intercoastal Waterway,
Riverwalk Park and across the street
from the newly renovated City Library.
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$85,000,
3BR/IBA OLD FLORIDA-STYLE home
on oak covered lot, home being sold "as
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2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME IN RIVER
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Custom wood cabinets throughout,
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8 Caoos Bele, hurdayFebuary10,200


Lorraine Rawls retiring from health department r CASH NOW
By Patty Brant ever they needed. Nowadays, Naples. Dawn Long was in public
To many, Lorraine (Dunaway) nursing has become very special- health for 13 years and is now the
Rawls has been "the face" of the ized. school nurse at West Glades Ele- FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS,
health department for 25years.As After marrying LaWayne mentarySchool. ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS
a public health nurse, she's Rawls, the couple moved to Of her mother, Dawn says it
helped innumerable people on Orlando where she worked a year was her mother's "giving" that
their way to better health. As of for the health department and rubbed off on her and her sister, iJ 7m f U.
Feb. 24 Lorraine will be retiring ^ .. then part time at a hospital. In Lorraine says that nursing ..
from the position she has loved so 1972 the family returned with two remains a "satisfying" field, but J.G. Wentworth means CASH
well. daughters, Rhonda and Dawn. cautions young people to be sure
A native of Felda, Lorraine Nursing has changed consider- it's what they really want before for Structured Settlements!
graduated from Clewiston High ably over the past few decades. going into it. Nursing jobs pay
School. Her friend, Pat (Elder) Lorraine remembers making $16 well these days but, she points
Summers, had always wanted to per day- and sending some of it out, it's not about the money.
be a nurse and talked Lorraine home to her mother! The biggest Nursing is a calling and you'll
into going to Southern Baptist difference in nursing these days, never be paid what it's worth. You
Hospital in New Orleans to study however, is that everything is spe- musthave heart forie lt. s to fAORW A EH
nursing. It was 1957 and Lorraine cialized. She says she misses fol- After retiring, Lorraine plans to
says she wasn't sure about nurs- : lowing the entire family as a spend more time with her five Streamline Refinance No Employment erification
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ing as a career, but it turned out to
be exactly the right choice for her.
Pat married and stayed in the-
New Orleans area, but Lorraine
didn't like the big city and came
home..
After graduating with a three
year RN diploma (which, by the
way, don't exist any more now
RNs are required to have a four
year bachelor degree), she
returned to-Hendry County. She
spent a year at Hendry General
where she ran the 3-11 shift in the


Staff photo/Patty Brant
Stop by the health depart-
ment to say goodbye,to Lor-
raine Rawls. Her last day will
be Feb. 24.
-surgical unit. In 1962 she went
into public health in Belle Glade,
doing health education and
assessment in homes and school.
At that time,, public health nurses
took care Of the whole family -
maternity, immunizations what-


WIIUI.. ne nurseIll UseU LU Ucea
with a whole family's medical
needs but, with specialization and
technology,-two or three nurses
now cover the different facets of
family health.
For Lorraine, the most satisfy-
ing part of her job is seeing a
patient making good decisions for
the family. But perhaps the best
of all rewards is that Lorraine's
two daughters both- chose a
career in nursing. Rhonda Roet-
tele is a public health nurse in


West Glades Elementary'as a sub-
stitute nurse for Dawn. She also
sees time to garden and enjoy life.
Lorraine's last day will be Feb.
24. Former patients are encour-
aged to come by to say goodbye
between now and then.
Crystal McCray RN is taking
Lorraine's position. Lorraine is
okay with handing her patients off
to Crystal, saying, "they'll love her
- she's got a heart for it." -


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Theater presents "Fun with Broadway"
It's once again time for that favorite, the annual musical production put on by the Fire-
house Theater. Director Martha Pierce and her cast have put together "Fun With Broad-
way," the a story of a tour group locked overnight in the prop/costume room of the the-
ater they're touring. After the initial shock and panic, they decide to entertain themselves
by exploring the boxes in the room and singing for one another. Enjoy selections from 17
musicals: "The Sound of Music," "Annie Get.Your Gun," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Mary Pop-
pins," "Showboat," "The King and I" and "Hello, Dolly." There's plenty of opportunity for
improvisational fun with each other and the audience. The show runs Feb. 10-13 and Feb.
17-20 at The Firehouse Cqltural Center, loclted'at 241 N.IBridge Street. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday the curtain opens at 7 p.m. Sunday performances are a 2 p.m. matinee. Tick-
ets are $10 in advance (call 863-675-3066 and leaie 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. Free dinner planned for veterans


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Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemicals,
Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated
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Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven cleaners, Flashlight
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SPORTS"


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LaBelle SWFL Storm football game on Saturday


By Roger Alexander

Now that the Super Bowl is
over you probably think that you
will have to wait through the sum-
mer before you can watch foot-
ball again. Wrong. You can see it
right here in LaBelle beginning
this weekend.
Beginning this year LaBelle
has its very own semi pro football
team. LaBelle resident Marcus
Mitchell and Dawn Tolen have
purchased the LaBelle SWFL
Storm, a team that has played in


Lee County the last couple of
years. The LaBelle Storm is made
up of a lot of local players that you
might remember from their high
school days. Players such as Mar-
cus Mitchell, Lawrence Williams,
Jason Branch, Patrick O'Bannon
and Maurice McClain are just a
few of the locals that will be play-
ing this year. Oh, by the way, team
owner, Marcus Tolin is also on the
team.
The team will be led by Head
Coach Spence Hull, offensive-
coordinator Billy English and


defensive coordinator Patrick
O'Bannon. Their first game will
be at home this Saturday at the
Pop Warner field at Davis Pratt
Park. They will be taking on the
Ocala Thoroughbreds at 7'p.m.
There is a $5 admission. There
will also be a concession stand.
Anyone that would like more
information can contact Dawn at
673-2285- She also says they are
still looking to add players to the
team. The cutoff for adding play-
ers will be three weeks from now,,
so if you are interested you need


JV loses tough one to Indians
By Kevin Lutkenhaus sive rhythm. Leading scorers played us in the 3rd quarter, and
The Cowboy Junior Varsity were Kendae Brown with 13 and we couldn't stop one of their
team lost a tough. 86-52 game to Caleb Swope with 11. Ben Daily players". "We hope to get back
the Indians of Immokalee last and Andrew Tovar each chipped on the winning track Tuesday
Tuesday night on the road. The in with 8 points. Andrew
game was actually a close game, The Cowboys played North against Evangelical." Andrew
until the Indians outscored our Port and lost by a score of 45-36. Tovar led the Cowboys with 9
guys, 29-9 in the final quarter. Coach McClain said, "There sure points, including 3 ot 4 at the
Their press was fierce in this was time to make a run, but did- line, Ben Daley had 8 points and
quarter; and disrupted our offen- n't get it done". They simply out- 9 rebounds.

Varsity plays hard, comes up short


By Kevin Lutkenhaus
The LaBelle High Varsity Cow-
boy team lost a tough 52-39 game
to the Indians' down in
Immokalee. The District game
was a tough game, and our guys
played hard, and gave the hosts a
tough game. The Cowboys took a
while to get started in the first
period, out-scored 16-8, but
roared back to 23-19 halftime
lead.
The only player scoring in dou-
ble figures for LaBelle was Chad
Lutkenhaus with 17 points. Jason
Soud added 7 to the total.
On Thursday night, LaBelle


hosted Moore Haven, and our
guys came away with a much
needed, 64-22 victory. The Cow-
boys played an aggressive game
and were able to limit the Terriers
to only 5 points in the second and
fourth quarters combined. Lead-
ing the way for LaBelle was Chad
Lutkenhaus with 24 points, Senior
Jason Williams added 18, includ-
ing 4 of 7 from the line. Coach
Kelly responded, "We sure need-
ed this one. Our guys are playing
hard, and are getting better."
Friday night saw the Cowboys
play their last district game of the
year at North Port against the Bob-


Cowboy soccer team


posts a school record
By Roger Alexander under them and they just played
The Cowboys soccer team really good ball the rest of the
ended its season i disappointing wa, Coach Frost said after the
rashion ,as the team fell to North game.
Port in. the first round of the dis- LaBelle's only score came in
trict play. The team thought it had the first half when Juan Moncada
a good-chance to make some passed the ball to Rey Hernandez
noise in the districts, but after who was able to get the shot in.
going up 1-0'in the first half, the LaBelle had a number of chances
Cowboys allu6 ed three goals ihe tCo score in the first half but were
rest of the game and ii':,jlfln't unabe to get 6zhe ball to the net.
seem to get back oi thir game. Coach Frost.was pleased with
S"I was more nervous aIter we" the overall record of the team as
scored than at the start of the they finished with a school record
game. It seemed like we lit a fire 12 wins for the season.

Sports briefs


Semi-pro to play in
LaBelle
LaBelle's very own semi-pro
football team the Storm, will have
: their first home game Saturday,
Feb. 12. The kick off is 7 p.m. at
Davis Pratt Field against the Ocala
Thoroughbreds.
The team will play the-Miami
'Kings Saturday, February 26, at
Davis-Pratt field. Game time is 7.
p.m.
Pop Warner to meet
There will be a Pop Warner
board meeting on Thursday, Feb.
10; at7 p.m. The meeting \\~i be at
the rec. center on Cowboy Way.
Anyone who is interested in coach-
ing the ijpcmniirig staston needs to
attend. You ,must submit your
application to the board. Everyone
is e-ncoiura!ced tro attenil
Signup for Dixie Soft-
ball League
Dixie League Softball are hold-
ing sign-ups on Saturday and Sun-
day through February 13. Saturday
sign ups will be held at Winn Dixie
starting at 8 a.m. Sunday sign ups
will be held at Davis Pratt Park start-
ing at 1 p.rn Players can also sign
up on the try out day for new play-
ers on February 19 at Davis Pratt
Park. All girls age 8-16 are encour-


aged to come sign up and play the
wonderful game of softball.
LaBelle Little League
signups
There will be Little league
signups every Saturday intil Febru-
ary 5 at Winn Dixie from 9 a.m.
until noon; also every Sunday at
Pratt Davis Field from 1-4 p.m. Try-
outs will be held Saturday, February
12, at Pratt Davis Field starting at 9
a.m. and on Sunday, February 13,
starting at 1 p.m. Last day for
signups is Saturday, February 12, at
Pratt Davis Field. Don't forget the
coaches meeting Tuesday February
8, 7 p.m. at the Dallas Townsend
AG Center.
Lee County Archers
SThe Lee Courty Archers are reg-
istering tiev\ participants. The fol.
lowing events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
Ft. Myers: Thursday, February 17 at
7 p.m. monthly membership meet-
ing and 20 Yard Target League. Sun-
day, February 20. 3D Archery-
Shoot. A roving field range consist-
ing of 20 3D targets, and a station
N.F.A.A. field course. Sign up from
8-8:30 a.m, shotgun start at 9 a.m. A
$10 shooting fee applies. Saturday,
March 5: 9 a.m. 900 Round Event.
All skill levels are welcome. Please
call President Ben Brown at 369-
6212 for further details.


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cats. The game was a tough game
as the Cowboys faced some good
talent in 6'7" senior, Kyle Row-
land, the district's second leading
scorer, and leading rebounder.
The Cowboys worked very hard
on the road, and trailed 38-23 at
halftime. Chad Lutkenhaus and
Jason Williams were the only
players scoring in double figures,
but Blake Basquin was 5 of 7 at
the free throw line.
The Cowboys end their regular
season on.Friday, Feb. 11, with a
game against Canterbury. Come
out and cheer for this team before
they head to district play, which is
in Clewiston.


Staff photo/Patty Brant
Finish line!
Once again LaBelle will be
the destination for some of
the best runners around
when the 2005 Swamp
Stomp 5K kicks off Satur-
day morning, Feb. 26. Reg-
istration is from 6:30-8 a.m.
The gun goes off at 8:30
a.m. On-line pre-registra-
tion is $18. Registration
will be $20 on race day. For
more information, call
Steve Hein at 675-3128
evenings or e-mail:
sahein@earthlink.net


to call soon.
The teani will have a ten game
season with playoffs to follow.
They will play teams from Miami,


Clearwater, Ocala and Broward
and Orange counties. They will
have five home games and five
away. So come out to the ballpark


and support the hometown boys
as they make a run at the playoffs.
Who knows, we might have our
own Patriots right here in LaBelle,


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personas pobres, a los que no
tienen donde vivir ni que comer. Se
pide la colaboracion de la comu-
nidadad para donar cobijas a los
pobres que no tienen casa. Si'iust-
edes estan interesados en donar
cobijas por favor solo dejelas en el
Ejercito de Salavacion (que esta
cerca del'correo) en la Calle Princi-
pal 180 Norte. Su ayuda sera pro-
fundamente agradecida.

Vacunas
El Departamento de Salud
anuncia que hay vacunas contra el
resfrio o gripe disponibles para
toda la comunidad de las 8:30 am a
las 11:30 am yde la 1 pm hasta las 3
pm.No es necesario sacar cita, el
costo de cada vacuna es de $20.Se
acepta Cuidado Medico
(Medicare).
Aquellas personas que son de la
edad de 65 o'mas se les recomien-
da que se pongan la vacuna en
contra de La Pulmonia, la vacuna
es una protection muy important
especialmente si la persona padece
de enfermerdades cronicas.Por


favor NO VAYAN a emergencies
por una vacuna para eso estan
abiertos los Centros de Salud.de
lunes a viernes. Recuerde la pre-
vencion mas facial/ es lavarge las
manos con agua y jabon para no.
esparcir lo germenes.
Information de
Impuestos
La- agencia. Innovacion
recomienda a todas las families tra-
bajadoras que saquen provecho
del Credito de Impuestos. El credit
de impuesto es un recurso valioso
para ayudar a la gente que trabaja
pero que recibe bajos ingresos eco-
nomicos.Los pagadores de
impuestos que califican y reclaman
el credit, pueden pagar mrenos
impuesto federal, no pagarlos o
recibir in reembolso arriba de los
$4,300.
S En el 2003 un total de 1.5 mil-
lones de Floridianos reclamaron
sus reembolsos al Credio de
Impuesto por el Ingreso Ganado y
se pago la cantidad de #2.7 bil-
lones de dolares en devoluciones
de dinero.
Para que usted reclame sus
devoluciones de dinero aqui le.
damos las siguientes instrucciones.
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i sively at guard, and he's long held a,
prominent position with anorganiza'
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field league issues. The answer is the'
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New York Giants 23-21 to take the
title Surprisingly, the winning
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repairs
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-that is constantly losing your cell
phone or breaking it a Nextel
phone might just be what you
need. Having a phone that works
like a walkie-talkie isn't a bad
deal, either. Florida is the num-
ber one Nextel provider in the
United States. Agriculture, law
enforcement and construction
company's all seem to prefer
Nextels.
Stargazer has an authorized
repair service center in its
LaBelle store on south Main
Street. For a monthly service
repair fee added to your bill, you
are covered for repairs. Broken
flips seem to be the most preva-
lent. Add Signal insurance of and
you will be covered if your
phone is lost or stolen or
destroyed beyond repair. For the
people that absolutely depend
on their phones for their busi-


locally
nesses this can be a lifesaver. Mr.
Pigott can usually get you on
your way in just an hour or less,
he says.
Stargazer is getting ready to'
open shops in Lehigh and
Riverdale. Owner Jo ,Dyess
already has stores in Clewiston,
Immokalee, Cape Coral and
Sarasota.
The next new high tech
phones on the horizon will be
hands free. Mobile installations
and 3-watt kits for better recep-
tion are available now.
Mr. Pigott says that Nextel is
merging with Sprint, however no
significant changes will be seen
until the end of the year. Also,
Nextels will be available to rent
for a nominal fee at the Stargazer
store in LaBelle. This will be
especially attractive for out of
state people.


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Frank Pigott, service manager with Nextel Stargazer in
LaBelle, says you can have your Nextel phone repairs done
locally, many times in just one hour. Frank has worked in the
cellular phone business for over 15 years. He loves what he
does and has always had an aptitude for taking things apart,
figuring out how they work and hopefully repairing them,.


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the memory of Frankie Burke


S Echoes By Danielle Steel (a
compelling story of love and
war, acts of faith and acts of
betrayal) from Frances Doll
Creative Crafts You Can Do in
a Day. (with over 75 projects in
all, you will find tons of inspira-
tion) from Sylvester Humphrey
Also in memory or Frankie
Burke from LaBelle High School
The Handy Geography
Answer Book by Matthew T.
Rosenberg (answers l',000 of the
most intriguing questions that
apply to today's world)
S Better Homes and Gardens
New Remodeling Book (your


complete guide to planning a
dream project)
How to Get Rid of Garden
Pests and Diseases By Andrew
Mikolajski (an illustrated identifi-
er and practical problem solver)
Traditional Papercrafts By
Janet Wilson (parchment craft,
stencil embossing, paper prick-
ing, quilting)
The Complete Guide to
Antiques By Martin Miller
(includes retail prices and over
6,000 photographs)
The Photographer's Manual
By John Freeman (how to get
the best picture every time, with
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Chamber winners
Winners of this year's Greater LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce annual Christmas Lighting and Decoration Contest
gathered for a picture and to receive their prizes recently.
In the residential category, winners were: Jodi Timmons,
Best Overall; Kenneth and Brittany Kinney, Best Decorat-
ed and Bobby Allen, Best Lighted. Chamber Vice Presi-
dent Peggy Hampton.


The Illustrated Practical
Home Encyclopedia (1,001 step-
by-step hints, tips and household
skills)
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Jimmy Buffett
The Everything Scrapbooking
Book By Jennifer Barr (creative
ideas for preserving memories
that last a lifetime)
Hurricane Bay By Heather
Graham
Life Expectancy By Dean
Koontz
Murder at Union Station By
Margaret Truman
Nights of Rain and Stars By
Maeve Binchy
Savannah By John Jakes
Twisted By Jonathan Keller-
man
Skeleton Man By Tony Hiller-
man
Puppet By Joy Fielding
Black Wind By Clive Cussler
Entombed By Linda Fairstein
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THE GLADES COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD A
PUBLIC HEARING
ON FEBRUARY 24, 2005
AT 7:00 P.M.
IN THE
GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD MEETING ROOM
400 1OTH Sw-i':1, SW
MUOF HAVEN, PLORIDA

TO CONSIDER A PROPOSED
CHANGE TO THE GLADES DISTRICT
ATTENDANCE AREA POLICY

Copies of the proposed policy are available by contacting
the Glades County School District Superintendent's Office
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083


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Early Childhood Ed Degree offered at Edison


Registration for the first new
course of Edison College's Associ-
ate in Science (AS) degree pro-
gram in Early Childhood Educa-
tion will be offered at the Lee
campus beginning in March. The
program will prepare individuals
to work as child development
center managers, teachers or care
givers. The 63-credit curriculum
includes six general education
classes, twelve core'child devel-
opment courses, and a choice of
three elective courses.
Elaine Schaeffer, coordinator
of early childhood education at
Edison College, said, "This pro-
gram was created in response to
requests from the early childhood
community for a high quality,


accessible, and affordable degree
program in early childhood. It is
designed to be a very practical,
hands-on program, giving stu-
dents fundamentals of child
development, sound educational
practices, and principles of posi-
tive guidance and behavior man-
agement."
Additional offerings will follow
in the summer and fall semesters.
Classes will also be held at Edi-
son's campuses in Charlotte and
Collier counties and at the Col-
lege's LaBelle Center.
Scholarships and financial aid
may be available to qualified child
care centers and their employees
through the Teacher Education
And Compensation Helps"


(T.E.A.C.H.)
Scholarship
through the
Forum.


Early Childhood
Program, offered
Florida Children's


For more information on the


Early Childhood Education pro-
gram at Edison College, please
contact Elaine Schaeffer at (239)
489-9265 or at eschaeffergedi-
son.edu.


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WWII honoree
Accepting a memorial flag in honor of Oresto "Russ" Bucci-
ni for the Buccini and extended Sitterding families is There-
sa Sitterding. Dennis Boland American Legion Post 130
Adjutant, presents the flag. Mr. Buccini passed away on Jan-
uary 8, 2005. He was born in Italy, June 16, 1922. He served
during World War II in the European Campaign where he
received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was the Wor-
shipful Master of the Mason's in LaBelle, an Elks Club
Member, past President of the LaBelle Shrine Club, Trea-
surer of the Eastern Star and lifetime member of the Ameri-
can Legion and the VFW.


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PREGNANT? CONSIDER-
ING.ADOPTION? Full ser-
vice nationwide adoption
agency specializing In
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Found: Branding Iron at cor-
ner of Belmont and Hwy
80. Must I.D. to claim. Call
675-1616, ask for Trace.

CAT- F 2yrs old Brown, blck
& wht. Long haired, Blue
collar 2/1/05. Vic Calusa
Harbor 863-675-1050.

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Male, 7 years old.
Goes by the
name "Duke"
Last seen in
Bassinger on,
Jan. 4th.
Beloved Pet.
$2000 Reward.
561-832-4865.

LOST: male cat, white with
black spots, since 1/19,
vic. of Calhoun St., La-
Belle. (239)404-5194

PITBULL, Black & White,
F, w/an orange & a spiked
collar. Vic. E Rd. Older.
Missed. (863)673-0059


CATAHOULA MIX- Female
Dog, spayed, 1/2 yrs
old, very friendly,
(863)673-0274.

RABBIT MANURE Free,
oou pick up, by the truck
aor bucket. Call 863-
635-4690 Frostproof
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.,


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and Construction, Inc.
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Pole Barns Vinyl Siding Soffi & Faca
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.: 7 Tree Trimming
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Stump Grinding
Shaping & Topping
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IRRIGATION CANAL CLEAN-UP
GOT DIRTY CANALS
GIVE ME A CALL
CELL 863-673-1536
NEXTEL 158*17*32491


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Ali CONDITIONING SPiCIALIST
Latest in Electronic Diagnostics
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VILLA 1BR/1BA
Stove, Ref,
W/D-Lease
$550+ sec,
Dep &ref
675-0779 WRG.
How fast can your car go?
It can go even, faster
when you sell it in the
classified.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale In
the classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze


329 Soulh Bridge Srtrct
I.aBlle, -L .3935
PI lONE: (863) 675-9898
CELL: (863) 673-4328


BELMONT: 486 8th Ave.
Fri. & Sat. 2/11 &12 8a-?
Something for everyone'w/
lots of boys clothes 6-8 yr.
3951 Fort Denaud Rd.
Sat. Feb. 12th only. 8a-?
FOR MEN ONLY SALEI
S6me Grove Equipment
Your new home could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?
How do you find a job In to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classl-
fleds.


HANDYMAN GLASS & MIRROR
CARPET CLEANING
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OFFICE (863) 675-8314


IDov't, Miss,
This One
LaBelle, Sat. Jan. 29th,
9am-4pm, 350 5th Ave., Off
Belmont. Signs Posted.
Lots of Exercise Equip.,
3 Bikes, 1 Curio Cabinet &
much much more!
Your next lob could be In
today's classifieds. Did
you look for It?
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


ARE YOU wanting to go to
school and stay at home?
Earn your Associate de-
gred at PCI-Online in Busi-
ness & Computers.
(800)655-5554.
www.pci-onlire.edu.



Employment

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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Part-Time 215
Employment -'
Wanted 220
Job Infom' i 225
Job Traiing 227
sale" 230


AWC Carriers, Inc hiring
drivers. Van, Flatbed,
Lease Purchase, 0/0 *&
Company. CDL-A 2 yr
OTR. No Hazmat. Nolq-
force Disp. Call Mike
(888)498-8555,
(334)692-5090
www.awc-cariers.com.
Babckcock Ranch needs
Full-time MAINTENANCE,
FEED TRUCK &
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS.
Benefits available.
Call 941-639-3958
Caloosa Mobile Homes has
an opening for a Clerical
Assistant. Requirements
include good clerical
skills. High School Diplo-
ma or GED, bi-lingual,.and
basic computer skills.
Qualified .candidates
should come by and com-
plete an application at 600
E. cowboy Way inr La-
Belle.

Carpenters Wanted,
Smust have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
DETENTION OFFICER:
Phoenix, Arizona. Marico-
pa County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99 per hour. Excellent
benefits. No experience
necessary. .c Contact
(602)307-5245,
(877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org.' 1,000+
vacancies, including civil-
ianr
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. I Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.
Drivers We Want Youl
Class A CDL required. So-
los & Teams apply today!
Excellent benefits XM sat-
ellite radiol (800)CF-Drive
(800-234-3748) or
www.cfldrive.com.


A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece .un
paquete que incluye un plan medico,
seguro de ida, vacaciones, plan de retire,
3 rt,os benetcios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda,
Florida. Hable con el SenorJim McWay a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
nidades.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits; plus retirement.
Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an


Hendry Correctional
Institution is now hiring:
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
Annual Salary:
Non-Certified: $26,919.62
Certified: $29,611.66
For more info Contact Sgt. Woolfork @
(239)867-2108
Hendry C.I. is located @:
12551 Wainwright Drive,
Immokalee Fl. 34142


YARD SALE- Feb 11th &
12th, 8am-?, Highway 29
South @ North Industrial
Loop RD, next to Pro Auto.
Truck Tires, Lawn Mower,
Electronics TV'S, Beds,
Furniture, Tools, lawn,
utility trls. & Much More.


Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123


NEW OPPORTUNITY
* Director of Operations interviewing for
Store Managers, Asst, Manager & Clerk
positions for high volume convenience
stores.
* Full Benefits package includes: Medi-
cal, Dental, Paid Vacation, 401 (k) Retire-
ment Plan, Paid Holidays, and Competi-
tive Salaries with 90 day and annual re-
views.
* Interview Date Thursday, February
17, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
* Interviews will be conducted at the
Handy food Store located at corner of SR
,29 and Cowboy Way in LaBelle.
For appt call
Mr. Bigelow
813-621-6411 Ext. 3513
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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 Felda,
Florida. Contact is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EO F Please

apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363



A National supplier of horticultural products and
services has an immediate openings for a Carpenter.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5
years experience in carpentry drywall and masonry
repair. interested individuals seeking year round
employment and excellent benefits apply inperson,
e-mail or fax resume to:
Human Resources Recrutier
Attn: Alex Galarza
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920
Tel: 239-728-2535 ext. 230
Email: galarza@yoder.com
Fax: 239-728-2522


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RECEPTIONIST

Needed to answer multiple phone lines, fil-
ing, data entry etc. from 3pm-l0pm shift.
-Must have a HS diploma or equivalent. Bilin-
gual skills required (English/Spanish). Must
be able to work every other Saturday. To ap-
ply send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
(239)657-9764 fax
crystalw@sixls.com email


WANTED: DRIVER
w/CLASS A CDL LICENSE
To Drive Dump Truck &
Run Equipment.
Loader, Skid Steer, Dozer & Track
Hoe Experience a plus!
Work is located in the
Fort Myers Area.
Contact 863-675-2798
14 P for more information.


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SMEDICALCENTER


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re, FJll Prr rime &-i Perrem Pbormirin Atadiabe
Home Health
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Pr-h i,'. A.a-ii e i. r wuired Home Care enp is pr-I
O.R Staff Nurse
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C A OF. dIsr-rrd bur nor requirrd.

Physician Asst. or Nurse Practitioner
Epr.rnil:c in aruile i, -nd mini.r .rnures
in'.'.- ,, .a:. I nb.dad Wr,- .r ,' M.F .Vo Call
Competitive Salary EAcellent Benefits
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How do you find a job in to-.
day's competitive market?
In the employment section
of the classified.






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


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Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist ,AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed 'in, Rural Hospital in
North! Florida 'Call
(800)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.

HELPER WANTED I Some-
one experienced in all
rhelms of work w/tools &
transportation. Bilingual a
plus. Retirees welcome
Call: (863)675-7297
HELP WANTED
Bartenders, Line
Cooks & waitresses.
(863)675-8522.

INSIDE SALES
Person for Prosource One in
Immokalee. Must. have
Computer Skills and.Cus-
tomer Service Experience.
Excellent Pay, benefits,
and Retirement. Contact
Doug Raynor @ 239-657-
8374, 800 East Main
Street, Immokalee.


INTELLIGENT
CONSTRUCTION LABORER
Must have own transporta-
tion. Carpentry skills A +.
Call 863-675-7711

Love to Shop? Mystery
Shoppers needed in your
local area. PT/FT, Make
your own hours. Training
provided. Valid Email re-
quired. (800)218-9871.

Receptionist/Office help
Bilingual a plus.
Busy office.
Apply in person
930 Hwy 80 West.
See Eleanor

RECEPTIONIST-Light
secretarial work also req.
,Please fax resume or letter
of introduction w/salary
requirements
(863) 675-4716

Se nesecita, chofer Clase A
CDL, trabajo local de lunes
a viernes. Ano redondo.
Interesados llama 863-
673-1163 deje mensaje.

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLYII
SExciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
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Bonuses! FREE INFOR-
MATION, CALL NOW!!
(8800242-0363 Ext.
3800..




LAWNCARE SERVICE
NEEDED-' .Call Louis
(772)332-5040.

Looking for a nanny in
my home for a infant
& approx. 20hrs. wk
(863)674-1939
P/T Office duties AP-AR-
GL-Data Entry reconciling,
filing & Misc. Located in
Alva fax resume 239-728-
3531. or Call (239)728-
S2549

START TODAY! Travel USA.
Openings for 20-25 guys
or gals to work & travel en-
tire USA. Must be 18+: 2
weeks training. .. Fun!
(877)222-5589.



REAL ESTATE Stop wast-
, ing time! No License OK.
Unbelievable training NOW
with income to transition
to full time high commis-
sion realty.
www.ProfitinRealty.com
or (407)314-8904.


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Tax Preparation 315



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will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. II you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at 1-
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ous complaints.
Some 800 *and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware oi the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
' APPLICATIONS $50 CASH
HIRING BONUS GUARAN-
TEED IN WRITING
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www.USMailingGroup.co-
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9;995. (800)814-
6323 802000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
sold. :


HELP WANTED Earn up to
$409 a week assembling
CD cases at home. No ex-
perience necessary. Start
immediately! (800)811-
0347 EXT 658
Www.easywork-
greatpay.com.

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Bair's Electronics Service, Inc,
PREFERRED AUTMOREO NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE
1-800-854-2929 '
NM E H T D&HARM L LUTIRTNINOQaJ BiVWL BST. EOLAIt
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Patrick
561-996-7687


New Concept, Cash Cow,
Unique ,Distributorship,
Hershey's, Nestle, Tic Tac,
Mylanta, Advil, Tylenol,
Excedrin, Most versatile
equipment, 15K required
Ain#. B02480. Call
(954)458-6711.


AS SEEN ON TV $ AILYour
CASH NOW $ ProgramFL
Company offers best cash
now options. Have money
due from Settlements, An-
nuities, or Lotteries? Call
(800)774-3113
www.ppicash.cdm.


Cash Loans up to
$1000.00. No' Credit
Check! Cash in your
checking account within
24 hrs. Employment Req.
Go to
www.paychecktoday.com
or call (888)350-3722.



Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
ddwn. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.


RAISE ALL THE MONEY
YOU NEED FOR A BUSI-
NESS WITHOUT GIVING
UP ANY .EQUITY AND
GUARANTEE YOUR IN-
VESTORS PRINCIPAL IN-
VESTMENT AMOUNT
(321)206-9318.



Services


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


Drafting-H


HOUSE PLANS
Accurately &
Economically
prepared. Engineering
approval available.
(863)675-7926


CHILDCARE
Good References, Experi-
enced, Loving Childcare
Provider. Lic. Before & af-
ter school 6::30-5:45pm
863-675-8472.


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


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

Heal CareI


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


WE BUY HOMES
(863)608-5067
AS FORCAPT. FRED


ACCIDENT VICTIM IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF -LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.



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.




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


Be[Z Grarnde

(HI 4BR 2BA
$612/MO

Annual Income To Qualify
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-5859
Fax: (863)675-5793.


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TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013



Higgin's Tree Service.
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Call 863-675-3955


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
ChHdren's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapest Unens & Fabrics595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equlpment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
, Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6B5
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sorting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
CRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x17/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.
MAYTAG WASHER
Very nice, $80 incl
warranty & free delivery
: .863-675-8937 ...
MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN'.
$25.
(239)348-8894.
STOVE & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunltn, Club Moniura or
'cajll 86.3599-0979
WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs.
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.
WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


SCHWINN 1955:
Collector's Item. All original
Only $1100 '
863-467-5756


BUILDING SALE "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Last
chance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. .30x40.
35x50. 40x60. ,45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
Sbdg frame;'1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.


Telepo


ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
674-0078.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
(863)946-6660
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,.
hard rock maple; excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
FULL BED New shape matt/
bdx spring & frame $25
(863)675-6619.
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KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

LARGE DRESSER W/
. MIRROR- asking $40.
(863)357-9655.
.*********
'LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
METAL DESK-62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

SEALY, POSTURE. PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.


GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods; Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W..
$115. 1i6' -16-1 3
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, .9.5 .deg, Offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75.
(863)946-3123.



MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip, all attach-
ments icld. Good, cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751



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


NEW ELECTRIC WHEEL-
CHAIRS & Diabetic Sup-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
Sfold-up Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.



CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
CHURCH FURNITURE..
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on hew
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660


TeRlepon
Sevyices ^^


JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38.
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.

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



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

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


Rentals


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8'X 8' STEEL garage door
w/all acc. to hang with
$200 or best offer
(863)675-4409
FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
WINDOWS (5) Alu'minum,
.For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 1v msg.





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




COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
1.92MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
(239)464-3260.
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.

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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.
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel

ONE CALL STANDS BE-
TWEEN YOUR BUSINESS
and millions of potential
customers. Place your ad-
vertisement in the FL Clas-
sified Advertising Network.
For $450 your :i ..ill be
placed in over 150 papers.
Check out our 2x2 and 2x4
' li.i lb, -l,'.vork too! Call
ii,,. lop,:,, or Heather
Mola, FL Statewide Net-
work Director at
(866)742-1373, or e-mail
hmola@flpress.com for
more information. (Out of
State placement is also
available.) Visit us online
at www.florida-
classifieds.com.
PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.






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

PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.



CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots. up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.



DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.


SAWMILLS -$2:695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility AV attach-
ments, log skidderS, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears -Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233-

TOOLS shopsmith
jointer, grinder, welder
$500 for all-
(863)675-2272





POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971 9474



Agriculture



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
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds Plants.'
Flowers 865





S,.- LOOKING
:- ", TO BUY
COWS
863-673-1491


REGISTERED PASO FINO
gulging great trail horse
good nature grey $2500
(863)843-2495



BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle STrailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
SPropert Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanled 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


Sale 10


ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
FI.uiij- ri d hl hvir
TrirulighOul
LO,'aljid 1 nml [ 1 l
LB l. orf 'lSjli Ri
;_' i ,,- M l iCorner
3hoppin, rinler
Building Sz is 41) ."40'
Eas.y Asse,; &
PavCd Parking
Ml:inlhly Rent Includres
Wtjier & S'werr
LorinacI Joy
863-675-7555


S OF LABELLE For Sale of
Trade. 145 acres Produc-
ini Orange GrovE 5$11'
pi:r a:iei "(3i051 9 5-1955



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1 ACRE
3BR/3BA
Trees & Privacy
$219,995
675-0779
SWRG


LaBelle-Pbrt 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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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,.
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


Wanting to lease
acreage for
septic landspreading.
Call (863)675-0636,
(239)694-1067 or
.(239)896-2025


Mobile Hones

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Attactive mobile home.
Furnished P & P state Rt. 29
#20 Jacky dr. 56516
2BR/2BA CA & Heat water
softner 12x30 lanigh 9x18
util. rm. concrete driveway
10x16 shed w/ac Ridge
vent w/installation
& exhaust, $50,000
(863)674-5770

Double Tralles y Senclas
A un preclo reasonable Llame
para mas information
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! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


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A National supplier of horticultural products and servic-
es has an immediate opening tor a Journeyman
Electrician. Qu ,ilt.d : :i,':lidaJ[ j.l h.. a j rrnura.iuu, of
2-3 years expr.neri,r u, .:;,o.-n .:.i ,-.-cui,, i20 41% i;nm
gle phase and 240V, 480V 3-phase systems. Interested
individuals seeking year round emp.:,rn er and e.\
lent benefits applying person,e-muail :,r .. r i.ume
Human Resources Recrutier
Attn: Alex Galarza
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL'33920
Tel: 239-728-2535 ext. 230
Email: galarza@yoder.com
Fax: 239-728-2522


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FULLY FURN-LEASE
1BR/1BA
$700 mo. +
sec. dep & ref.
675-0779
WRG:


Very nice
2BR/2BA Home in
Country Village, $850 mo.
(239)849-3856


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ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang forthe
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005: Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776..

HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.


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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON 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
(800)841-5868:
COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water,access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access
from $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
299.

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 financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST' E Tennessee's Nor-
ris Lake & Golf properties
make every year. special.
Starting at only $24,900-
Call Lakeside, Realty
(423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.
Mountain Golf Homesites!
Prestigious :community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath--
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.
NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled onpri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone: Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x119.


OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ utilities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where.
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage..CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C 28906.
'www.realtyofmurphy.co-
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FORTKNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,'
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks, manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.


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


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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!
* $79,900 3BD/2BA mobile home available in LaBelle..
ACREAGE:
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts on
two roads, owner will divide.
* $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
available.
* $30,000 1.25 +/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot
available.
* $27,000 1.04 +/- acre homesite, no more city hustle & bus-
tfe.
* Two 5+/- acre tracts, seduded, yet convenient! Located on
Nalle Rd. N. Ft. Myers. Call.for more information. UNDER
CONTRACT
HOMESITES:
*Half Acre+/-, wooded lot in town. Close to river. $59,900.
* $49,900 .50+/- acre available in Lehigh.
* $49,900 Lehigh Acres Residential Lot in busy area of new
development.
* $40,000 Nice .25+/- acre lot dose to town.
* $35,000 Nice lot available in Port LaBelle.


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F 675-0898
WORLDWIDE INTERNET MARKETING
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BEAUTIFUL WOODED & SECLUDED 2 ACRES

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For those who love their privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile home to this great loca-
tion in LaBelle. lust 3 miles west of town off Hwy 80
and Phillips Rd. backing to Murray Rd. Approx. size
219.18'Wx397.5'D. $95,000.
Call 954-817-1112 or 863-517-0977


8 FLOOR PLANS TO CHOOSE
FROM OR BRING YOUR OWN!
New Homes Resales Lots
***Special Finance Programs***
Call Debbi Hendricks for
FREE Prequalification
239-541-3210
Kathy Hutchins
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
Visit our website at:
CentralFloridaLandSales.com


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Build your dream home on this prime location in
LaBelle with a gorgeous view of the river & water-
front park. Corner 4 lots on CR78 & Avalon Ave.
reaching to Magnolia Ave. Total approx. size
180'Dx113.3W $150,000.
Call 863-517-0977


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Rodney Murray
Lie. Real Estate Broker
Assoc: Seth Howard


Shoreside
Realty &
Mortgage, Inc.

Our LaBelle Office is
now open. Please stop
by 450 Hwy 80 W.
674-0101
ONE STOP
SHOPPING
SEE US FOR YOUR
BUYING AND SEL-
LING NEEDS. NOT
ONLY CAN WE
FIND YOU THE
PERFECT PLACE
WE CAN ALSO
GET THE MORT-
GAGE TOO!!
We need your list-
ings, we have almost
sold all of ours!
Looking for a career
in real estate? We
offer great splits. No
desk rent also there
are no franchise fees
Call us today the
"Active Realtors"


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CALOOSA MOBILE HOMES

ScotBuilt Homes may be the finest Mobile
Home you've ever seen. See for yourself at
Caloosa Mobile Homes. Delivery to your
site in 4 weeks or less. Call or come by: 600
E. Cowboy Way in LaBelle 863-675-4300
-or-tollfree 866-372-4300. We also have the
following: "":'"
Only 2 Stingl Wide Specials remaining:
$29,900 includes set-up, skirting & steps
on your improved lot. We also have lots
available for a package deal.
-Lots available in Felda for package deals
with no Impact Fees. Low Payments.
Tanglewood Oaks sub-Division in LaBelle
is a nice quiet neighborhood, close to town
& schools. Come in and select your lot and
Double-Wide.
Tenemos probidad en Felda con una Mo-
bile Home de 3/2 banos., Financiamento
Nunca tan rapido. Mensualedades Nunca
tan bajas. Llama al 863-675-4300 or 866-
372-4300. Mobile Home sencia con lote
59,900 localized en Cresent Acre. Fincia-
mento por el dueno. Bajo Enganche y Men-
sualdades bajas. Llame al 1-866-372-4300
or 863-675-4300


4/2, I aKing DIG
560 Courtney Ct., Port LaBelle.
Call Jude at:
Big Lake National Bank
(863)467-7070, x1022



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Recreation



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


BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft., gal-
vanized, single axle, $650.
(863)675-0705


BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465


CANOE, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm
********

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557

INFLATABLE BOAT- w/Colt
outboard engine, 1.5HP,
$300. (863)675-6129 be-
tween 6 -9 PM.

KEY WEST,'02,1720cc, 90
hp Yamaha, many extras,
$11,900 or best offer.
(863)675-2136

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866

Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at.Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421

TRACKER 1990 17 FT
Magna 70 hp O/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649

TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,.
30HP Evinrude, trir, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.


COACHMAN, '81- 35FT- full
bath, 1BR, 2 ceiling AC,
needs TLC, $2800 neg.
(863)675-3871.


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Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
Nw 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
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
RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft., $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.


CHEVY S1O BLAZER- 87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
GO-CART
3 hp, good-shape &
runs good, $350.
(863)674-0110.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020,
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars -030
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


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power Faciry top.'
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
GEO METRO, '94,2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536


LINCOLN 1997, 4 Doof,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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
NISSAN STANZA,-'88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705
PONTIAC GRAND AM 98'
90k mi.
ex6. cond. $3000
(863)675-0523
TOYOTA SOLARA 03' a/t,
ac, 4 cyl. spoiler, sunroof,
leather inter., 25k mi.
$15,000. 863-675-5899,
TOYOTA TERCEL 87,
$300. or best offer.
(863)612-0114.

***-*******
Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per-week.
Call (863)673-3642.
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PUMP JACKS & Rolling
Drywall Scaffolding-
$500 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)675-6129.



JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.


Golf Carts,
'Gas or Electric '
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824.0878


HITCH
Fil. Ford F-150
&.up. $50.
(863)635-5186.
WHEELS & TIRES- 20,,
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


DODGE DAKOTA, 96'
Clubcab at, ac, vr6
very nice shape, $3400
Call (863) i,73-8230


DODGE RAM PU, '94- with
long bed, fiberglass top-
per, V8, very.clean, almost
new tires, cold AC, runs
well, Call (863)763-4279
evenings and weekends.


TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.


FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
(863)357-1078.


Dodge Ram Conversion'
Van B250 '91, many ex-
tras, all power, $2200 as
is. (863)675-8430

TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1500 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

DEMOLITION AND REPLACEMENT OF TWO (2) SINGLE FAMILY
HOUSING UNITS IN HENDRY COUNTY

Please be advised that it is the intention of Hendry County to demolish and replace with a sim-
ilar unit two (2) single family homes occupied by low-to-moderate income (LMI) families
under the County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Contract No. 04DB-H01
Housing Rehabilitation Program.
1. Proposed Assisted Activity:
Housing Rehabilitation/Demolition/Replacement of two (2) single family housing units
consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath unit. Specific addresses are: 1188 Davidson
Road in Hooker's Point and 1055 Lakeview Avenue In Pioneer Plantation.
2. Area Maps indicating location of subject homes to be demolished:
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3. Time schedule for commencement and completion of proposed assisted activity:
SFeb. and March, 2005 RFP for potential contractors, selection of low bidder contractor
April, 2005 County Commission Approval, Execution of Documents
May through August, 2005 Demolition and New Construction of Housing Units
4. Area Map Indicating Location of Each Housing Unit consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1
bath homes to be constructed as replacement house on subject property: Same location
as noted on above maps.
5. Sources of Funding:
Hendry County S.H.I.R Program and CDBG Program will be working jointly to fund both
the demolition and new construction of subject housing units. The County Is also
attempting to secure funding from other housing programs for these projects.
6. Each of the replacement housing units will be occupied by a Low-to-Moderate Income
family fbr a period of at least 10 years from the date of the Certificate of Occupancy of
the new structure.
7. Units to be demolished are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath structures. Units to be construct-
ed as replacement units are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/lbath structures. There will be no
change in the housing needs for LMI persons in Hendry County.
For further information regarding this notice, please contact Ms. Nancy Phillips, CDBG
Consultant for Hendry County, at 561-432-1524.


Look What's Happening at Senior Connections


Trash and Treasures
Valentine edition
Shop the monthly indoor flea
market Feb. 11 from 8 a.m.-l p.m.
at the Nobles Senior Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way. You might find that
special something for your special
someone. Get a bag of hot popcorn
if you bring a friend! Vendors are
welcome-Rent a 6' table for $10
donation. Proceeds benefit pro-
grams for the elderly in LaBelle.

Diabetes awareness
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior


Connections are offering an 8-
week Diabetes Class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the Al C test,
Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol.)
All diabetics, long term or newly
diagnosed, are welcome.

Post Disaster Help for
Older Adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Connec-
tions offices and dining sites in Feb-
ruary. Elders in need of help ltdue to


the hurricanes of last summer can Upcoming meetings
speak in person with a specially
trained disaster crisis counselor andeventS
courtesy of Hendry Glades Mental
Health. Counselors will be in The next Family Caregiver Sup-
LaBelle on Tuesdays, (675-1446) port'Group meetings will be on
Clewiston on Wednesdays,(983- Wed., Feb. 1,6 in Clewiston, Wed.,
7088) Moore Haven on Thursdays Feb. 23 in Moore Haven, and Wed.,
088) Moore Haven on Thursdays Mar. 9 in LaBelle. All support group
(946-1821)and Buckhead Ridge on meetings feature a special presen-
Fridays (567-1253.) Call. for loca- station from knowledgable experts
tions and/or directions. Disaster on such topics as legal issues, care-
funds are still available to helI older giving how-tos, or memory loss. All
adults who continue to need assis- meetings take place from 4-5 p.m.
tance with such issues as stress at local Senior Connections offices.
related problem", notional lo. (In Moore Haven call 946-1821,
roof repair, insurance deductibles, 983-7088 in Clewiston, and in
appliance repair or replacerhent, LaBelle, call 675-1446 for, more
'I lore work, etc. info.)
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Insurance counseling Faith in Action


Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every
Wednesday morning at Nobles
Center and in Moore Haven at
Senior Connections offices. Legal
help from Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vicei is available every month at
Senior Connections offices. Call
our offices for appointment for
next available date. Faith in Action
in LaBelle will be offering monthly'
volunteer training session on Feb.
22 at 2:00 pm. at Nobles Center.
Call Liz Taylor at 675-1446 for more
Info.


Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any
age with chronic disease or illness
in those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information, or
visit us at our booth at the Health
Fair at Clewiston Middle School on
Feb. 20 from 10-4. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering are
encouraged to contact us for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades counties.


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

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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
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HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for
the rehabilitation of two (2) single family homes and the demo/
replacement of two (2) homes located In unincorporated Hendry County
as apart of the Hendry County Housing Program which consists of Com-
munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) and S.H.I.P. Housing Pro-
gram.
Proposals are due no laterthan 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
March 23, 2005 and delivered or mailed to: Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box 1760, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760 (the County will not as-
sume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening
time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be
opened or'considered.
Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelop marked
HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #11", HENRYY
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #12", HENRYY COUNTY HOUS-
ING PROGRAM RFP #13", and HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PRO-
GRAM RFP #14." All bids must be accompanied by Pur-7068 "Public
Entity Crimes Report', proof of Insurance, licenses and the 'Vendor Drug
Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the responder
and returned with the bid.
For specific project Information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-
1524 or by FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened at 10:15 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 in the Hendry County Board of County
Commission Chambers at the Hendry County CourtHouse in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these pro-
jects will be held on Thursday February 17 00c t 1000 a.m. In the
Board of County Commission Chambers :.1 Ie. Hero',r County Court
House, 25 E: Hlckpockee Avenue in LaBelle. Any firm not represented at
this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be In the
Commission Chambers no later than 10:05 a.m. in orderto participate in
this RFP.
Hendry Count reserves the right to accept or reject any bids. Hendry
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Con-
tractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing.
William C. "Bo" Pelham
Chairman, BOCC
552638 CB/CGS 2/10/05


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Cane Grinding Festival benefits Ortona VFD


By Tracy Whirls
Since.its inception in 1.978,
the 'annual Cane Grinding Festi-
val in Ortona, which benefits the
Ortona Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, continues to grow as has
Sthe department it supports.
After a slow start, complicat-
ed by cold weather, the annual
Ortona Cane Grinding Festival
held Saturday, Feb. 5 at the
Ortona Indian Mounds Park
drew over 800 area residents and
visitors to the event. More than
700 barbecue chicken and pork
dinners were sold to benefit the
volunteer fire department.
Festival organizer and
founder of the VFD Larry Luckey,
who substituted for long-time
emcee Richard Facciano who
was ill, gave a history of the festi-
val and the department it bene-
fits.
He and other founding VFD
members John Pullen, Marvin
Williams, Vance Storter, Gregory
Thigpen, Eddie Hunter and other


Ortona residents came together
and established the fire depart-
ment in a small building on Cof-
fee Hammock Road, which Mr.
Luckey said has expanded to


three times its original size.
"We started with one truck,
now we have five, so we're
doing quite well," Mr. Luckey
said.


Besides being treated to
home-cooked barbecue dinners
with all the trimmings, home-
made desserts and other items
were for sale and festival atten-
dees were treated to demonstra-
tions of cane grinding and tradi-
tional cane syrup making.
Performances by blue grass
band Tater Hill and the Country
Rhythmn Cloggers entertained.
Long-time residents of Ortona
were recognized for their contri-
butions to the community. Travis
and Delores Dbwhen were
named Ortona Citizens of the
Year. Larry Luckey said the
Dowheps, who have resided at
Turkey Creek for 28 years, have
assisted in organizing the annual
cane grinding festival each year
since its inception, crafting
benches from logs in-the early
years and volunteering the use of
their trailer to haul refuse away.


LABELLE'S

FURNITURE

CLEARANCE CENTER

The Community of LaBelle and. it's surround-
ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
50 to 80% off.





359 W Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle 675-2132


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
The Country Rhythm Cloggers, and instructor Pat Bedding-
field of LaBelle have entertained festivalgoers at the annual
Ortona Cane Grinding Festival, held Feb. 5 at Ortona Indian
Mound Park, since 1980.


Former LaBelle resident and
old time Cracker Thurston'
Townsend returned from
Arkansas to visit kin, cook
some 'cane and enjoy the
Ortona Cane Grinding Festival.


Calling all


old timers
The Old Timers' Dinner began
when former residents -of LaBelle
in town for Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival met to renew old friendships
and has grown in popularity to
become the kickoff event of
Swamp Cabbage Weekend.
The 10th annual Old Timers'
Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 24, at
the LaBelle Civic Center honors
LaBelle's pioneer families and
friends. It will feature Buddy Tay-
lor's delicious Gator Hammock
barbecue, Ida Kirby's famous
banana puddin' and home-made
desserts, country and gospel
music and unique "A River Runs
Through It" theme. Doors open
at 5:00, dinner at 6:30. Join family
and friends for an evening of fun,
good food and family entertain-
ment.
Tickets are $12:50 each, $100
reserves a table for eight; Tickets
may be purchased at the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce, 675-
0125, the Heritage Museum, 674-
0034 (open Thursday, Friday and
Saturday 2-5 p.m.) or by calling
675-1338, 675-0374 or 675-2296.
No tickets will be sold at the door.


Appointed


Groves appointed
to SFRPC
Janice Groves, Executile Direc-
tor of Hendry County Ecconomriic
Development Council, Inc.. has
been reappointed by' Go. Jeb Bush
to serve t\ o more years as a direc-
tor to the Board for the Southwest
Florida Regional Planning Council.
Region 9. Ms. Gro\es has served as.
past chair for -he S\\TRPC and is
currently co-chair of the Legislative
Committee.


People You .Know, Caring for
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Todd Wheeler, Enviromental Director
Johnny Garza, Maintenance Assistant Hurricane/Disaster
Jasper Brown, Maintenance
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
(formerly Grace Healthcare)


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