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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 17, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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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Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

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At A Glance


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PROUD TO SALUTE
THOSE WHO WPRE
THERE AND STILL ARE


Little Miss LaBelle
contest sign up
SSign-ups for the Little Miss
LaBelle contest will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5-6:30
p.m. at the First Baptist Church,
330 North Main Street. You may
also sign up at the fist practice
on March 1 at 5 p.m. at the
LaBelle High School Auditori-
um. Fee is $20. Ages are kinder-
garten through 8th grade.
Four Chaplain
: Ceremony
Veterans and all American
Legion Members please come
Sand attend the Four Chaplain
Ceremony on Saturday, Feb.
19, at 7 p.m. at the American
SLegion Post #130. This is a
special ceremony to honor
Sand remember the four brave
Chaplains w\ho gave us all an
-example of extraordinary
Faith, courage and selflessness.
on Feb. 2,1943.
Flu vaccine
open to all
Currently flu vaccines are
Available to the entire corn-
munity, while supplies last.
The locations for the flu
vaccine are at both the LaBelle
and'Clekviston count health
departments. Health Depart-
ment hours for these vaccines
are from .:30-11:30 a.m. and
1-3 p.m No appointment
needed. The cost is $20.00.
SMedicare Part B accepted.
(Card required)
Pneumonia vaccine
Sis available
People over the age of 65
and those with chronic dis-
eases are encouraged to get
the pneumonia %accine if they.
have not already done so. The
pneumonia vaccine is an
effective too! 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 Qutpa-
Stient Department from 8 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
S REMEMBER: Frequent
hand washing iat least 2) sec-
onds) is the single most impor-
tant thing that you can do to
Spretent the spread of germs.


Index
Classifieds ...... .16-18
Editorial ............ .4
SSpeak Out ...........4
Social News. ...... .5
Sports ..... ...... .9


By Patty Brant
On Monday, Feb 14, Public
Defender Kathleen Fitzgeorge filed
not guilty pleas on behalf of James
Robert Henderson on first-degree
murder and armed burglary
charges, in connection with the
death of 39-year-old LaBelle busi-
nessman Danny Woosley. The
state has yet to file on a grand theft
auto charge. The 19-year-old Hen-
derson was indicted by a grand
jury Jan. 25.
A Hendry County Jail trusty,


Henderson walked away from a
work detail on the jail grounds
December 30, just hours before
Mr. Woosleywas found dead at his
home.
Authorities believe that Hehder-
son,walked to the Woosley resi-
dence where they say he broke
into the arms safety room filled
with Mr Woosley's gun and knife
collection. Law enforcement theo-
rizes that Henderson was sur-
prised when Mr. Woosley arrived
home unexpectedly and shot the


Went Down to Georgia" high
spirited, energetic clogging
routine. Rhonda Burton \\as a
stunning beauty dancing to
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" in
her up-beat, on point ballet
number. Amanda Pittman
impressed everyone as she,


victim four or five times.
Mr. Woosley's 1992 blue F-150
pick up truck, which was missing
that night, was discovered January
2, on CR 82 in northern Collier
County.
Henderson was arrested with-
out a struggle on a dirt road in
Muse early Jan. 5, after a tip as to
his whereabouts.
Henderson was alone when he
was, arrested for escape, driving a
blue Cavalier reported ,stolen in
Immokalee.


Class Acts: 2005 Swamp Cabbage Queen Pagaent


Top Queen contestants in the 2005 Miss LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival Queen Con-
test were, from left: second runner-up Lizzy Nobles, 2004 Queen Ashley Rose, 2005
Queen Amanda Pittman, first runner-up Amber Williams.


.Presenting the Queen and her court


By Donna Meister


If you missed this year's
Swamp Cabbage Queen
Pageant contest, you can start
kicking yourself now! Promise
yourself that you won't let
STHAT happen ever again! Life
I is just too short not to take
every advantage of being thor-
oughly entertained, enthralled
*and captivated.
This year's winners were:
. Queen Amanda Pittman, first.
runner-up Amber Williams,
second runner-up Lizzy
Nobles; Most Talented Aman-
da Pittman Miss Congeniality
Lizzy Nobles, Most Photogenic
Brittany Stewart. Princess -
Rhonda Burton, first runner-up
Miesha Pharis, second runner-
up Mallory Allen, Most Talent-
ed was a tie between Miesha
Pharis and Rhonda Burton;
Most Photogenic Nicaela Mar-
roquin, Most Ticket Sales
Kaleigh Woodward, Most
Patron Sales Kaleigh \Vood-
ward.

Talent winners
Miesha Pharis really got the
crowd clapping to her "Devil


sang and danced to a musical'
theater selection from the
Broadway hit Chicago entitled
"I Can't Do it Alone."
SThe Jaycees have spon-
sored the event for the last 39
See Pageant -Page 2


Henderson had lived at the
Woosley residence for several
months in 2003, but was arrested
after he was accused of stealing a
handgun from the residence. For
that theft, Henderson was sen-
tenced to two years state proba-
tion; was ordered to have no con-
tact with Mr. Woosley or his
residence; was ordered to have a
substance abuse evaluation and to
complete the recommended treat-
ment; was ordered to give his best
effort at earning a GED; and was


ordered not to possess any
firearm.
When he walked away from
the work detail, Henderson was
serving concurrent sentences on
two counts of Grand Theft Auto,
handed down just ten days before
his escape. :
Henderson has been trans-
ferred from the Hendry CountyJail
to the Fort Myers Jail.
Editors note: Post your com-
ment on this issue at http://news-
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Man jumps




in front of




truck, dies


The Florida Highway Patrol
is investigating the bizarre
death of a pedestrian on Thurs-
day, Feb. 10..
At 7:33 p.m. Pablo Ramirez,
24, was on the east shoulder of
SR 29. A Ford F350, driven by
SRoberto Galo, 56, was traveling
northbound when Mr Ramirez
reportedly jumped in front of
the truck. Mr. Galo veered left
to avoid him, but Mr Ramirez
reportedly "continued in the
same path" and was struck. He
died at the scene.
Anyone with information


on the victim or this incident, is
asked to contact FHP Cpl. Den-
nis Roberts at 1-800-993-4618.
Information may be given in
English or Spanish.
Fatal crash on US 27
A fatal crash occurred on
US 27 (SR 25) in the early
morning hours of Feb. 11. The
Florida Hghway Patrol reports
that, at 5:30 a.m. that day, a
1988 Ford driven by Uriel
Gaythan, 21, was westbound
See Fatality -Page 2


Goats, animal



sales o tap


at yout]
The LaBelle Youth and
Livestock Show. kicked, off
Monday evening with the
small animal, pet shows and
greased 'pig
contest. And .
that was just See photo
the beginningPage2
of a week of
special events geared to fami-
lies and the animal lover in
everyone. The steer show and
swine show were Tuesday
and Wednesday, but there's
lots more. The fun continues


show


though Friday, Feb. 18. Check
out all the great stuff still to
come:
Dairy and beef breeding
cattle: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30
p.m.
Fashion show: Thursday,.
Feb. 17,6 p.m.
Goat show: Thursday, Feb.
17, 7 p.m.; followed immedi-
ately by the goat milking con-
test
Market Animal Sale: Friday,
See Show Page 2


Williams is 'Teacher of the Year'


Who to Contact

News ....... .675-2541
cbeditor@strato.net or
cbnewsrm@strato.net
Speak Out .... 675-4516
SSales Representative
jfrancis@newszap.com
- Advertising ... .675-2541
S cbelle@strato.net
cbbarb@strato.net
Classified 1-877-353-2424
Circulation 1-877-353-2424
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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By Tracy Whirls

(Because part of this story was
inadvertently left out of last week's
issue, we are reprinting it in its
entire i
LaBelle High School.English
teacher Gloria Williams, a 31-year
veteran of the Hendry County
School District, was named the
Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
for the district at their annual ban-
quet at the Clewiston.Inn Feb. 3.
She was introduced by former
student Matthew Baker, who noted
that Ms. Williams had taught him-
self, his mother and his two uncles
- and never neglected to remind
him of that fact. Matthew credited
Ms. Williams with using humor to
teach students 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 desperately
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 whatyou remember,
it's \ hat you never forget,"'
Matthew said. "Ms. Williams is a
teacher that a student will never for-
get."
SIn accepting the award, Ms.
Williams said it was gratifying to be
recognized by her peers.
"I'm almost speechless," Ms.
Williams said. "Thank you, thank
you, thankyou."
A graduate of Florida A&M Uni-
versity, 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," inspires important les-
sons in life.
"Imagine my delight when I
received an invitation from a former


student about to earn her master's
degree in education. She wrote in
her personal note, 'Ms. Williams,
thanks for the important values you
instilled in your lessons. I took the
road less traveled, and that has
made all the difference.'
'As the Hendry County School
District's Teacher of the Year, Ms.
Williams received a $1,700 voucher
to attend the Collegium for .the
Advancement of Teaching, a week-
long seminar at South Seas Planta-
tion resort, for teachers recognized
for outstanding classroom perform-
ance. She will represent Hendry
County in the state Teacher of the
Year competition to be held in
Orlando.,
During the 12th annual Golden
Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner
honoring outstanding Hendry
County public school teachers,
Golden Apple teachers from each of
the county's ten schools were rec-
ognized. Other Golden Apple teach-
ers include: Central Elementary

See Teacher Page 2


Gloria Williams, Hendry County's Golden Apple Teache .
for 2005. ,.


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in me princess category, me judges' choices were, from
left: second runner-up Mallory Allen, Princess Rhonda
Burton and first runner-up Miesha Pharis.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 17,2005


Click-It or Ticket
Nick Smith Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Timmy Alexander Fire Department,
Dewayne Pratt- Fire Chief and James Graham- EMS Captain, were all present for the
recent Community Traffic Safety Team meeting held at the LaBelle Fire Department. The
meetings are held the first Thursday of the month and the public is invited to attend to
voice their concerns about traffic and safety issues in the county. Sue Reese, Special
Projects Nurse with Hendry/Glades Health Department, reported on last year's traffic
fatalities. She said that, of the 21 fatalities last year reported by FHP for Hendry Coun-
ty, six 6 resulted in crippling injuries, 8 victims had been ejected and 13 victims were not
wearing seat belts. The month of January alone saw 200 traffic related deaths across the
state of Florida. Watch for the CTST float in the Swamp Cabbage Parade!


Pagaent
, Continued From Page 1
years. The pageant staff sur-
prised Mrs. Cindy Howard Miller
and selected her as the honorary
queen on the anniversary of her
being chosen first runner-up in
1967. She has spent many count-
less hours devoted to the pag-
eant over the years.
The entertainment produced
by the contestants past and pres-
ent wowed everyone in the audi-
ence. The opening song and
dance number from the Broad-
way musical Chicago, "All that
Jazz," was a most spectacular
way to start the 2005 Swamp
Cabbage Pageant. 2004 reigning
Queen Ashley Rose sang a soul-
ful country song, "With a Bro-
ken Wing." She also sang a com-
ical number from Little Orphan
Annie, and was joined on stage
by her four-year old niece, who
added just the right touch for the
song. 2004 Princess, Kourtenay
SKelting and her mother, Kandis,
sang a poignant duet entitled,
"There You'll Be," Gifted Elesa
Zimmerly did a great job filling in


with wonderful vocals.
For tradition the 2005 Pioneer
Family, the Ballards, Grand Mar-
shall Martha Raye Humphries
and Cattleman of the Year, Billy
Joe Tyndall were honored and
presented to the audience as
special guests.
If you ever wondered about
the youth of LaBelle, the pageant
is good place to find out. Poise,
intelligence, determination and
the talent of these lovely young
ladies was obvious to all not
to mention their beauty. Each
young lady had her own special
beauty and charm. The choice of
costumes to go along with their
speeches showed off their per-
sonality. Their chosen speech
was taken from any of the multi-
tide of Broadway shows. Each
unique evening gown selected'
by the loveliess" seemed to be
made especially with each one
in mind.
Being what these contests are
all about, there can be only one
top winner. However, hopefully
each young lady will take away a
sense of accomplishment and
the respect of their family and
peers for. all the hours of hard


work that was put in to create
such an enchanted evening.
Well done!
2002 Swamp Cabbage Queen
and Volunteer Pageant Director
Cathryn Miller did a fabulous job
putting on a delightful event. She
had plenty of assistance from her
staff, including but not limited
to: Brittany Kinney, Tiffany Tay-
lor, Cindy Miller, JerriLynn Mer-
ritt, Melinda Orlinski, Donna
Hodges, Daniel Rodriguez, Sher-
ri Bennett, Mona and Nancy Tan-
ner.
Once again Ken Pickles as the
masterful Master of Ceremonies
managed to keep the pageant
running smoothly. He graciously
requested more than once that
the audience stay seated while
the contestants were perform-
ing. Unfortunately, several peo-
ple were just plain rude and did-
n't feel his pleas were meant for
them. The live circling bat flying
near the ceiling of the LHS Audi-
torium had nothing to do with
people moving about. Just' an
unintended interesting touch!


Fatality
Continued From Page 1
on CR 720, approaching the inter-
section at US 27. A 1994 semi
driven by 36-year-old Javier Gon-
zalez of Loxahatchee was north-
bound on the inside lane of US 27
when the Gaythan vehicle,
entered US 27. The Gaythan vehi-
cle's front end collided with the
rear wheels of the semi.
The Gaythan vehicle rotated
clockwise, ejecting the driver,
onto the outside northbound
lane. His vehicle came to a final
rest in a driveway entrance.
The semi continued forward,
coming go final rest inthe center
median.
Mr. Gaythan was transported
to Lee Memorial Hospital in seri-
ous condition. His passenger,
who has not been identified as
yet, was transported to Lee
Memorial Hospital where he died
Feb. 11 from his injuries.
The semi driver was the only
one involved who was wearing a
seatbelt at the time of the crash.
He suffered no injuries.
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Almanac


Teacher
Continued From Page 1
School fifth grade teacher Danny
Backes; Westside Elementary sec-
ond grade teacher Sharon Wether-
. ington; Eastside Elementary
kindergarten teacher Sherry Irey;
Clewiston Middle School algebra I,
eighth grade math, and general
and advanced math teacher Vicki
Parantha; Clewiston High School
Spanish teacher Louis Lilliard; and
from LaBelle, LaBelle Elementary
School ESE teacher Paula Burton;
LaBelle Middle School 6th grade
reading and math teacher Tracie
Smith; Country Oaks elementary
School fourth grade teacher Kevin
Lutkenhaus; and Upthegrove Ele-
mentary kindergarten teacher Bar-
bara Mundy.
(Brilliant Orange winners will
be highlighted in next week's
issue.)
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ment on this issue at http://news-,
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Young James Bebon, 7, has a lot in common with his
guinea pig well, at least their hairdo matches! James
won the Look Alike portion in the Youth and Livestock
Show pet show Monday. There's lots more fun to be
found at the rodeo grounds through Friday.


Show
Continued From Page 1
Feb. 18, 7 p.m. The buyer's,
dinner will be held Friday, Feb.
18, from 5-6. p.m. at the
Hendry County Cooperative
Extension Office.


Don't forget to check out
the other competitions: Trash
to Treasure, with unique items
recycled from bits of used
products, cooking, baking and
canning contests.
There will be a concession
stand, so hop in the car and
bring the whole family to
enjoy this nightly fun.


Baird to speak at
Barron Library
Lester B. Baird, Hendry County
Administrator will speak at Barron
Library on Monday, Feb. 21 at 7
p.m. on the Role of Citizens and
the Governance of our County. All
are welcome!

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet at Boo Boo's Riverh6use
Restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 17,
at noon for lunch. There will be a
guest speaker. All widows are wel-
come. Please call 675-1650 for fur-
ther details.

Spaghetti dinner set-
The Ortona Coirmunity Asso-
ciation will hold its annual
spaghetti bulfel dinner.on Satur-
day, February 19, from 5-7.p.m. at
the Ortona Community Associa-
tion, Ortona Road (Highway 78A).
The popular all-you-can-eat meal
includes pasta and sauce with Ital-
ian sausage, garlic toast, Italian
green beans, sweet pickles,
dessert, coffee and iced tea for
$6.00.
POA gets grant
Eucalyptus Village Property
Owners Association Unit #4 has
received a SFWMD grant for irriga-
tion water conservation. If you
live in POA Unit #4 Port LaBelle
and use Port LaBelle Utilities
water to irrigate, you may be eligi-
ble for funding, that helps to con-
serve water. For more informa-
tion contact Susan at the POA
office at 675-4168 to start the
process.


Property appraiser
sets special hours
The Hendry County Property
Appraiser's offices in LaBelle and
Clewiston will be open until 6 p.m.
on Feb. 24 to accommodate tax-
payers who wish to file for home-
stead exemption and other exemp-
Stions. Staffwill also be at the Felda
Fire Station on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Also, the deadline to file for
these exemptions/classifications is
March 1: Homestead, Ag Classifica-
tion, Senior (65 and older), Veter-
ans and Disability, Widow or Wid-
ower. Call 983-3178 or 675-5270
with questions. Office hours are
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,
ABWA meeting change
ABWA has returned to its origi-
nal meeting schedule. Meetings are
at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of
every month at the LaBelle
Woman's Club on SR 80.
LHS Reunion
The annual LaBelle High
School reunion will be held at the
Maple Corner Club House. Every-
one that attended LHS anytime up
through the 1950s is invited. The
reunion will be held on Saturday,
March 12. Come early to visit. Send
$10 per person to Frieda Bulling-
ton, 478 Maple Drive .LaBelle,
33935. It is important to send your
money by March 7. Please bring a
covered dish, paper goods, tea, cof-
fee and soft drinks will be fur-
nished, For more information,
please call Friedaat 675-1070 or
673-3482. There will be afghans to
raffle; photographs and yearbooks
to look through.
See Almanac Page 6


NOTICE


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 10TH STREET, SW
SMOORE HAVEN,FLORIDA


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400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 17,2005


Enjoy Fun with Broadway!

By Donna Meister r .


If Broadway show tunes are
your thing, then this musical pro-
duction put on by the Firehouse
Players will be right up your alley.
The story starts off with a tour
group taking a tour of a theater,
when they get unintentionally
locked in the prop room
overnight. To pass the time and
entertain themselves they remi-
nisce with their vocals of Broad-
way tunes. .
"Fun with Broadway," directed
by Martha Pierce, is just that: F-U-
N. The audience, with many
singing along to the familiar
tunes, was all smiles. The talented
cast. all seemed to have great fun,
friendship and affection for each
other even though their ages
spanned from 16 to about 73. No
one had more fun than Mike Fish-
er, playing the part of the plumber
who, by the way, was in charge of
being an unsuccessful locksmith.
It's no wonder that his real profes-
sion is that of a rodeo clown.
From Hello Dolly, Fiddler on
the Roof, Annie Git Your Gun, The
Sound of Music and 17 other


: Staff photo/Donna Meister
From Left: Suzanne Hardee Hubart, Bob Way, Teri Lazar, Sue Elser, Martha Pierce and
Kourtenay Kelting are enthralled by Bob Way's rendition of 'Maria' from West Side Story,


musicals, there will be something entertainment and music to fill
to jog everyone's memory with your spirit. You both will be glad
familiar and nostalgic songs. that you did.
Treat your special someone or Call the Firehouse Theatre 863-
a friend to an evening out with live 675-3066 to reserve a seat for the


last weekend of performances.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday
matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10
and $12 at the door.


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Midshipman Nicholas Hunter
of LaBelle has received a Silver
Star at the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy in Kings Point, NY, for
academic achievement during
the fall term 2004. Hunter, was
homeschooled and attended
FGCU for one year, and was
nominated to the Academy by
Congressman Mark,Foley.
Silver Stars are awarded to
students who achieve a grade
point average of 3.00-3.49 dur-
ing an academic semester., An
"academic star" is equivalent to
being named to the Dean's List.


Midshipman Hunter was also
.one of 193 U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy students who
marched in the inaugural parade
for President George W. Bush in
Washington, DC on Thursday,
January 20. Hunter is the son of
Louis and Patricia Hunter.
Midshipmen from the Acade-
my, which is located in Kings
Point, NY, have participated in
every presidential inaugural
parade since President Harry
Truman's in 1949. The Acade-
my's group consisted of its
band, color guard and a march-


ing detachment.'
The Academy, founded'in
1943, trains young men and
women from across the nation
to be merchant marine and
Naval Reserve officers, and
awards them a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree. Midshipmen spend
one year of the Academy's four-
year program training at sea
aboard U.S. commercial vessels.
The Academy is a federal
institution operated by the Mar-
itime Administration of the U.S.
Department of Transportation.


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State wants to move Driver's license office


By Patty Brant in building a structure for the state
to lease.
Parking was a problem at the
The State of Florida Division of LaBelle office, but the county has
Driver's Licenses is considering added more spaces there.
moving its LaBelle office on Cow- County Administrator Lester
boy Way. That property is adja- Baird explained that both Hendry
cent to the LaBelle Airport and County offices, in LaBelle and
will be needed for expansion. The, Clewiston, could be consolidated
state is seeking proposals to lease into one. The immediate question
space intending to consolidate before the board was whether to
the Clewiston and LaBelle offices provide a site for the driver's
-h' ione ... license bureau or not. The county
However, the Hendry County would have to find a site, build an'
commissioners are not interested office and lease it to the state. The


consensus was that the county
would allow the state to take care
of it.

In other business
County attorney position
Commissioners will be inter-
viewing the seven applicants for
county attorney at 8 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 21.
Montura resident David Hub-
bard appeared to complain about
a neighbor who is harboring
some 30 dogs in the property. Mr.


Hubbard said the county made
the neighbor clean up the proper-
ty, but the noise remains a prob-
lem. Code Enforcement Officer
Ken Bennett explained that the
county has no set limit of animals
allowed on rural properties, either
livestock or pets. Mr. Hubbard
was advised to call the-sheriff's
office for assistance with the
noise level.

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On Tuesday, March 1, The
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd will offer area residents
the opportunity to spend a few
minutes doing something that
could save their lives.
Life Line Screening will offer
health screenings to assess the
risk of'stroke and vascular dis-
ease. These-screenings include a
Carotid Artery screening, Abdom-
inal Aortic Aneurysm screening
and an Ankle Brachial Index
(ABI). Also offered for men arid.
women will be a Bone Density
screening to assess their risk for


osteoporosis.
These fast, painless and low
cost tests use ultrasound technol-
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tered or registry-eligible Ultra-
sound Technologists. A board
certified physician reviews the
results of each test to ensure the
accuracy of the results before
they are mailed to the individual.'
An individual whose screening
suggests further evaluation is
encouraged to seek appropriate
follow-up care with his/her own
physician.
If you are interested in register-


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please call 800-324-1851 to sched-
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complete and costs $45. A pack-
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your Life Line Screening represen-
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Obituary


Hazel C. Smith
Hazel C. Smith, 87, formally f
Orange Road, Ashland,. OH, went.
home to be with the Lord on Jan.
'20, 2005, at Kingston, of Ashland,
OH, where she resided since
2001. .
She was born March 2, 1917,
in Lorain County, to Irwin T and
Jesse Sears Sage and moved to Ft.
Myers from Ashland in 1996.
She married Earnest M. Smith
on March 21, 1936, in We4lington.
He went home to be with the
Lord on May 2, 2002.
In addition to being a devoted
homemaker, she worked as a


.bookkeeper for several retail
establishments, including Mont-
gomery Wards, for many years.
She -was a member of Steele
Avenue Church of Christ; where
she had been very as active.
She is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, Dana T. and.
Linda Smith of Alva, and a daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Mrs. DeEtta
"Dee" J. and Ronald Kindall of
Ashland, OH; a brother and sister-
in-law, Claude and Sandy Sage of
Bib Prairie, and a sister, Irene Fast
of Greenville; six grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband,
she is preceded in death by three


brothers, Walter, Kenneth and
Wayne Sage and a sister, Wilda
Sage. i
Memorial services will be held
March 5, 2005 at the Church of
Christ 323 Steele Ave. Ashland,
OH, with private interment
Nashville Cemetery, at the con-
venience of the family.
Custer-Glenn Funeral Home,
Wooster, OH, is in charge of the
arrangements. Memorial contri-
butions may be made in lieu of
flowers to: Church of Christ 323
Steele Ave. Ashland, OH. 44805.
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identification and control of risk
factors for stroke, vascular dis-
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aneurysms and osteoporosis.
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grand theft over $300 and less
than $5,000. She is accused of
using a stolen ATM card nine
times within two days, using the
money to buy food and drugs.


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A little help from a friend
I would like to thank the officer who took the time to talk to
my three-year-old son who has been fighting in daycare. We took
the child to the sheriff's office to seek some help the boy has
always looked up to those who serve and protect him. They
worked it out in less than five minutes.
There were two other officers there who chose to turn their
backs to my son and act as if they didn't see us approach them,
instead of trying to take that little bit of their time to talk to him.
I would like to say again thanks to the officer who spoke with
my child. He now has a whole different outlook on fighting.
Bull found
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Letter to the Editor


Seniority
Seniority? Yes, I'm talking to all
you seniors, and anyone else tee-
tering on the brink of "ageateri-
aism."
I ran across this great poem
about the pill syndrome that in
today's approach to aging has
become a daily ritual for seniors.
It goes like this:
A row of bottles on my shelf,
caused me to stop and analyze
myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop,
goes to,my heart so it won't
stop.
A little white one that I take,
goes to my hands so they
won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot,
tell me I'm happy when I'm
not.
The purple pill goes to my
brain,
and tells me I have no pain.


The capsules tell me not to
wheeze,
or cough, or choke, or even
sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them
all,
go to my blood so I won't fall.
The orange ones, big and
bright,
Prevent my leg cramps in the
night.
Such an array of brilliant pills,
helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to
know-
is what tells each one where to
go!

Like the Immaculate Concep-
tion, seeing is believing and we
can be thankful for the pills and
all, if you take the time to look
around.
For instance, I am sitting here
thinking how nice it is that wrin-
kles don't hurt.


As the City of LaBelle and
many others anticipate and get
ready for the Swamp Cabbage
Festival, I can't help but wonder
where the time goes. It can't be
that time of year, again, already.
Having been born to parents
with a great sense of humor, they
both laughed when they first saw
me. I've always looked for humor
in even what others might consid-
er totally serious situations.
There was the case of the
woman divorcing her husband
over religious differences. It turns
out he thought he was God, and
she didn't.
Then there was the aging gar-
dener who ended up on welfare.
When asked what happened, he
said, "I used to have a handle on
life, but it broke."
Some of my Dad's favorite
ways of getting through the Great
Depression of 1928 was to reduce
life's problems into the ridiculous.


For example: He who dies
with the most toys is none-the-
less dead.
Ham and eggs is a day's work
for a chicken, but a lifetime com-
mitment for a pig.
Wrinkled was not one of the
things I wanted to be when I grew
up.
Being over the hill is much bet-
ter than being under it.
I'm not a complete idiot-
some of my parts are missing.
And Don't take life too seri-
ously; no one gets out alive.
So the next time someone tries
to "serious" you to death, tell
Them that you don't "suffer" from
insanity, you "enjoy" every
minute of it:
Relax! Have a great life! You
deserve every minute of it!
Respectfully,
T. W. Bill Neville
(Hendry County Citizen
& Taxpayer)


Thank You


Canker eradication legislation offered


BBQ thanks

Gator Hammock would like
to thank everyone who attended
the Wild Pig N Pepper Charipi-
onship BBQ Cook-Off in Felda
on New Year's Day. Through
your generosity, we were able to
turn over 227 pounds of canned
goods, $325.00 in cash and a
check for $1,000.00 to the Harry
Chapin Food Bank of SW Flori-
da. We especially want to pub-
licly thank our sponsors Florida
Community Bank (Steve Price),
Max Davis Maintenance, Inc.
(Max Davis), T & M Portable
Restrooms (Mike Grinnell), Ever-
glades Equipment (Mark Hen-
derson), Fiesta Tents (Gerardo &
Maria Alfaro), and AgTronix (
Sonya Tuten). Their donations of
goods and services were invalu-
able to us. We also want to thank
the following individuals for
their hard work and dedication
to making this event successful:
our fabulous Felda Crew Mary
White, Susie Sauceda, Jackie
Taylor, Christine White, Alice
Sauceda, Frances Williams, Lacy
Harris, Pam Brown, Kathie Tay-
lor, Patty Cockrell, Annie Sum-
meralls and Lori & Don Sum-
meralls; also to Ronnie Bennett,
Marty Whiddon, Eugene Tanner,
Ralph Taylor, Jack Queen, Frank
& Tammy Ferzoco, Johnny
Sanchez, Francisco Parra, Jacob
Lozano, and Randy & David
:Ford. A big pat on the back goes
to Minnie Simpson, L.M.T., who
donated all of her receipts from
her massage booth to the cause,
and to Tim & Bridget Walter,
who promoted this event to
cooking teams through their
association with professional


BBQ competition affiliations.
Additionally, many thanks to all
the folks who brought the won-
derful covered dishes. Lastly, it
wouldn't have been a party with-
out good music. We sure appre-
ciated the great tunes from the
both the Felda Elders and the
Mesa Band. We are indebted to
all of you for your good hearts
and kind souls. Again, thank
you, one and all.

Buddy Taylor and Allison
Davis,
Organizers


Musical praise success
Many friends and fans of the
Dillon Thomas Band and our
very own Larry Woosley joined
the congregation of First Christ-
ian Church for an evening of
good food, fellowship and music
on Sunday evening, Jan. 9. Music
filled the air under a starlit sky.
We appreciate the group sharing
its time and God-given talents
with us.
A special tanks to Dave and
Cindy Alexander for coordinat-
ing the evening. Due to over-
whelming success, we hope to
have more up-lifting musical
events.
First Christian Church


Legion assists family
I would like to thank Bill
Davis and the Legion Riders for
.all the donations of money and
clothing for the children of a
great family I am working with:
Debra Sutton


Birthdays


February 18: Jame Powers,
Ray Curry, Jr., Mary Harn,
Martha Shelton, Rhonda Hunter,
Anthony Lee Barnett, Jr., Flo-
rence Gardner
February 19: Linda Bruner,
Joe Taylor, Joy Spencer, Sara
Burley, Butch Hull, Moreen
Noon, Wayne Tester, Gay Brown,
Maggie Pittman, Ryan Higgin-
botham, Joyce Parsons
February 20: Thumper Ash,
George Jones, Harold Willis,
Donna Lewis, James Sights,
Todd Watkins, Taurean Johnson
February 21: Frank Worley,
Tom Buck, John Parsons, Sarah
Behr, Harry Gibson, Jr., Lisa
Howard, Helen Stevenson, Jessi-
ca Cantu, Michael Gladwin
February 22: Sonnie Harn,


Donald Jones, Patricia White,
Vertis Murdough, June Hall
Elver, Carrie Jenkins, Melanie
Pittman, Casey Sutson, James
Barton Hull, Phillip Henderson,
Jacklyn Michelle Forshee
February 23: Shirley Walker,
Donna Doll, Elizabeth Minnis,
Richard Robinson, Dave Lyons,
Stacie Gaskins, Kacy Shea Stock-
man; Aaron Gunsby, Sr., Walter
Fletcher, Christian Ruark
February 24: Nancy Stingley,
Scott Nelson, Danny Woosley,
Kimberly Pendrey Jeinkins, Lon-
nie Grillo, Kenneth Smith, Den-
nis Edgar,Burk Basquin, Billy
Rapp, Hunter Latham, Scott
-Piper, Amanda Burdcard, Bar-
bara Teston, Sofia Rodriguez


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Grimsley files
Representative Denise Grims-
ley (R-Lake Placid) has
announced that she has filed
legislation for the 2005 Regular
Legislative Session that will
ensure the continuation of citrus
canker eradication currently
underway across Florida.
"Canker has blighted Flori-
da's citrus industry," said Repre-
sentative Grimsley. "By preserv-
ing the effectiveness of the
Citrus Canker Eradication Pro-
gram we will be able to hold the


legislation to continue effort
disease at bay and ensure the from state statutes, canker erhdi,
stability of the industry." cation critics would have a legal
House Bill (HB) 635 pre- foothold from which to chal-
serves statutory language slated lenge the state's eradication
for' repeal that allows for efforts, significantly slowing the
destruction of trees within scien- effort."
tifically-recognized eradication Based on research by Dr.
zones. Timothy Gottwald, a scientist of
"HB 635 will prevent the the United States Department of
automatic repeal of the term Agriculture (USDA), the term
'exposed to infection' as it per- "exposed to infection," was
tains to the citrus canker law," more clearly written in statute by
said Representative Grimsley. "If the Legislature in the 2002 to
the definition were 'removed mean "citrus trees located with-


in 1,900 feet of an infected tree."
Additionally, the Legislature pro-
vided for a repeal of the defini-
tion, effective July 1, 2005, with a
mandatory review by the Legis-
lature prior to that date.
"This matter has been before
the Florida Supreme Court, and
the mandatory legislative
review, both of which have
ruled conclusively that the eradi-
cation law is constitutional and
enforceable," said Representa-
tive Grimsley. "We simply can-
not allow this sound 'law to be
undermined."


Time to consider a low vision exam

February is Low Vision Awareness Month restorelostsight, t can help
ple who are blind or partially
sighted, as well as their family and
In recognition of Low Vision your eye care professional to pre- how one's vision functions in day- friends, gain the skills and confi-
Awareness Month during Febru- vent, detect and treat eye disease, to-day living. It is not only about dence needed to improve the
ary, Lighthouse International This recommendation under- how well you see an eye chart, overall quality of life and to man-
urges adults to consider going for scores the importance of identi- but also how well you see'faces, age life with vision loss:team of
a low vision examination. With fying people at risk for vision street signs, newspaper print, and few i s oss. A o
Americans living significantly impairment as early as possible all the other visual clues that professionals, including vision
longer lives, vision loss, or low and preventing vision loss to the guide you through the day. rehabilitation therapists and ori-
vision, from eye conditions such extent possible. In observance of Low Vision entation and mobility specialists,
as macular degeneration, glau- If you are still experiencing Awareness Month, the experts at social workers and employment
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Leaf-eating moths released to battle invasive plants


HOBE SOUND-An army of
leaf-eating moths was released
today at Jonathan Dickinson
State Park to help combat
Lygodium (Austromusotima
camptonozale), an invasive
climbing fern spreading through
.Florida's natural areas and
threatening native wildlife. The
invasive control project was
developed through a partnership
between the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
and the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture-Agricultural Research
Service Inyasive Plant Research
Laboratory.
"For the first time, Florida is
using insects as a front line in the
ongoing battle to control non-
native, ecologically damaging
invasive plants," said SFWMD
Director Henry Dean. "Biological
controls are the key to managing
This weed. The release' of this
insect is an important step in


'developing an effective integrat-
ed management strategy for this
highly invasive species."
Caterpillars of the Lygodium
moth (Austromusotima
camptonozal) eat Lygodium
leaves killing the small invasive
plants and reducing the compet-
itiveness of larger plants. The
moth is the first of a suite of bio-
logical control agents that will be
used to subdue the spread of the
vigorous weed in Florida.
"The Florida Park Service is
dedicated to the control of exotic
species across our'more than
700,000 acres," said Florida State
Parks Director Mike Bullock.
"Using insects to combat envi-
ronmental invaders provides
land managers with another, tool
for protecting native wildlife and
restoring Florida's natural
lands."
Florida's biologists and land
managers have waged other bat-


tles against harmful environ-
mental invaders. In.the 1980s,
melaleuca reached critical lev-
els, dominating almost a half
million acres in South Florida.
Through effective interagency
coordination and management
using both herbicides and two
biological control agents,
melaleuca populations in the
region are now mostly under
control.
While melaleuca is decreas-
ing regionally, Lygodium is
spreading and threatening to
overtake native plant communi-
ties. The fern's sun-blocking
canopy kills native plants, with
vines invading remote wilder-
ness areas difficult to access
with traditional herbicide con-
trols,
Jonathan Dickinson State
Park offers nearly 11,500 acres of
land and waterways to visitors,
with activities such as camping,


canoeing, hiking, bicycling, pic-
nicking,'fresh and saltwater fish-
ing and guided tours of the wild
and scenic Loxahatchee River.
With more than 172,000 visitors
last year, Jonathan Dickinson
State Park pumped more than $6
million into the local economy.

Florida's state park system is
one of the largest in the country,
with 158 parks covering more
than 700,000 acres. Over the last
five years, Florida added eight
new parks and more than
203,000 acres to its nationally-
renowned park system and
increased attendance by five mil-
lion, welcoming a record 19.1
million visitors last year. In 1999,
Florida received the National
Gold Medal for Excellence award
for its outstanding state park sys-
tem.


Almanac


Hungry for pork?
VFW Post 10100 Ladies Auxil-
iary is having a roast pork dinner
Friday, Feb. 18, beginning at 5
p.m. The menu includes roast
pork, mashed potatoes and gravy,
roll, dessert and tea or coffee for
$7. Come and enjoy. Open to the
public. The post home is on SR
29S.

Special SCF concert
at First Baptist
First Baptist Church LaBelle


will have The Journeymen Quar-
tet as special guests at its Swamp
Cabbage Concert Friday, Feb. 25,
at 7 p.m. Admission is free and
open to the public. However, a
Love Offering will be accepted.
The First Baptist Church
LaBelle. is located at 330 North
Main Street in,LaBelle, FL 33935.
For more information call 675-
2171.
Revival in Palmdale
The Palmdale Baptist Church
is having a revival Feb. 20-23.


Brother 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, Palm-
dale.
Also, the Palmdale Baptist
Church invites everyone to study
The Purpose Driven Live for the
next seven weeks, along with
more Bible study, each Wednes-
day night beginning at 7 p.m.;
youth begins at 6 p.m.


Grand opening set
Come to the grand opening
celebration of the Clewiston Busi-
ness Center inside the New
Clewiston Towne Center on Feb-
ruary 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the old K-
Mart Building on Sugarland Hwy,
in Clewiston. They will be intro-
ducing new homes, townhomes
and remodeling of "old K Mart."
The public is welcome. Please
RSVP to Rawls Real Estate at 863-
983-8559 or to Hendry County
EDC at 863-675-6007.


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01 Cadillac Catera #4-002503
36k miles Kelly Blue Book $13,725 Sale Price $11,494


04 Dodge Neon SxT # 5-528374
6k miles Kelly Blue Book $11,805 Sale Price $9,994


99 Dodge Neon # 5-569222
53k miles Kelly Blue Book $5,165 V


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SALE PRICE $9F,994.
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04 Chrysler PT Cruiser # 3-295691
12k miles Kelly Blue Book $16,635 Sale Price $11,994


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12k miles Kelly Blue Book $19,710


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01 Chevrolet C1500 Extended Cab
# 4-309284
38k miles Kelly Blue Book $17,065 Sale Price $15,494


98 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab
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60k miles Kelly Blue Book $8;,45 Sale Price $6,994


03 GMC 2500 Crew Cab # 5-18143
30k miles Kelly Blue Book $25,730 Sale Price $20,994


03 Chevrolet Avalanche # 4305638
30k miles Kelly Blue Book $25,500 Sale Price $20,994


03 Chevrolet Trailblazer # 4.100630
24kmiles Kelly Blue Book$18,860 Sale Price $16,494


02 Ford F150 Crew Cab #4-D30467
30k miles Kelly Blue Book $23,450 Sale Price $20,994


03 Ford Ranger Extended Cab #4-22469
15k miles Kelly Blue Book $14,720 Sale Price $12,694


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Continued From Page 2
LES Advisory
Council meeting
There will be a LaBelle Elemen-
tary School, School Advisory Coun-
cil meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, at
3:p.m. in the conference room to
check results of the climate surveys
given to parents and students.

LHS Advisory
Council to meet
The LHS Advisory Council will
meet on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7
p.m. in the school library. Any inter-
ested community members are


welcome to attend.
LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School will
offer 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 674-4118.

Special SCF concert
at First Baptist
First Baptist Church LaBelle will
have The Journeymen Quartet as
special guests at its Swamp-Cab-
bage Concert Friday, Feb. 25, at 7
p.m. Admission is free and open to
the public. However, a Love Offer-
ing will be accepted.
The First Baptist Church. LaBelle
is located at 330 North Main Street in


LaBelle, FL 33935. For more infor-
mation call 675-2171.

PLB gets grant -
Port LaBelle Unit #4 Eucalyptus
Village POA has received a SFWMD


grant for irrigation water conserva-
tion. If you live in Port LaBelle POA
Unit #4 and use Port LaBelle Utili-
ties water to irrigate, you may be
eligible for funding that helps con-
serve water. Call Susan at 675-4168
to get details.


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W 100 EAST LINCOLN AVE. SUITE A LABELLE
863-675-5008
S' MARY BUONO Agent/Owner
II^Bi L iANA JAIMEs Agent/Office Manager
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Asking $W,(O60. i neCt l-y 2 $ 5.011u0
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&BedroomUniHa -ff p"itfie % Circle. .
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2BEDROOM/2BATH,, 2 car non comer io h' .'.t .ni :i$14iiul,0u.
lot. Fen t k l l ed lanai. i %,:, .
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3BEDROOM/2BATH, Spacious home, cathe- bk bui .ldi .- ,,-, r,,:,000
dral ceilings, custom oak cabinets, below
ground pool, scrurn l.u, Ilh'd ,'-r ir ii.c L t, l DOLLY Av:E $13 OIf ae an
spa, separate 2.5gaajc i_.::.J -.r. the oi:.iiiln oferl
of Caloosa Drive: .RELDLCED TO -Ift) 1X11:1 LOTSINT PT LPTBFLE FOR i\LE '- '
callfor an appointment today. LOT ON iL4MilJ iCP.CLE-L t i:king
ON THE CORNER OF SHAWNEE
2Bed/lBath w/carport Aslking $49,900. $25,000.
ACREAGE FOR SALE LOT ON RiCH CiRCLE .As ,rne $25,( 00
10f ACRES+/- with wood frame cracker LOT ON ODESSA CiRCLE i;A .,n. $35,900..


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7 P.Iu;" A -'E.'I., LABELLE. FL 3393)3 "r aus s iH s B iuI P rum"
863-675-2718
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3BRIlBA CBS HOME Recently
remodeled, new cabinets, ceramic
tile 9nd re..A carper j3nd pai nt ir-ide
and out 5$9.900.
3BR,IBA CBS H-OIE LOCATED


INTHE CITY LIMITS FiX::cr
- good rinc.:rirnert prop
$74,900.
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PLAN :icuatjd or, i bunrul lor i12
UNDER CON TRACT
30 ACRES PRIVATE
SECLUDED. Mostly pines ant
mettos w/approx. 25 acres w
waj cleared ji orie !rTie LocaC.e
mill- .o,,1-, ,1 H .'.. 7U0 tn
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beauntul rrce Lo.ciued o' rtcired lor
Spri j ae -idrn, ir. the city $95,000
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to your own private deck. You will 3BR/1BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
enjoy the numerous fountains and HOME IN THF CITY on quiet
endless sunsets. A must seel street. Many upgrades including
new roof shingles, new air condi-
S tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900.

NEW CONSTRUCTION BRAND.


2BR/2BA' OME ON CANAL NEW SPLIT FLOOR PLAN
W/RIVER ACCESSI Full walk-out 3BR/2BA, Home situated on private
basement/workshop. Zoned duplex. wooded lot close to town. and
Large open porch overlooks private schools. $149,900. UNDER CON-
owned waterway. Dock w/electric TRACT!
and water. PRICE REDUCED TO
$299,900 FIRM. UNDER CON- NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME]
RACT 3BR/2BA ---HOME W/SPLIT
GORGEOi 1, 10 ACRE RIVER- RFiO-R-i PT AN Cathedral -ciinsr


FRONT PROPERTY! One of the Located cl
Ri 2BA e Ife ri'.errort parcels on the marketLocat
LOOR ENQLilSITE 6& ELEGANT Thi- -'urmng 0 acres ii 'er, unique $144900.
",90tL GATED 275- ACRE RI\ER- 600' ifeetrfniriona o thebeaun 3BR/2BA
FRONT estate Top ,qual-, conr- lful Caloosahatchee Riv.er En.oi MOBILE
AND li d der l eatues, sbar, erndJeis se from rthe raised ri'er
d pal- trln i d d ures bank: $1,600,000. Owner will sell 5 Cathedral
'hich- 'g n athedal e rlg, gr .ganilte ac re. for $800,00. breakfast I
d i 2I kitchen counr.cr r1p,. .etu.rir, .fenced yar
uI cem n c-rcm lcanae'i, 2' HOMES IN THE CITY
12car .,ce .racd ofidt In r lk. GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIALJ aprox.
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Mlnlvn Sears Licensed Real Estate Brolker
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1 n ,,:rine Doll L.r,.ud,:, riari andJ .u:_3rnii Shclod


Locatedi 'en. close to in -', ; .' and
Court House 3,500 sq lI' CBSbnck
home ha.s perfect ortice floor plan
plus -i attached efficiency,' apart
ment $3-19,000.


4)1o,vUU.
2BR/2B.-t
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ose to town and schools.
UNDER CONTRACT
DObBLEWIDE
HOMF ON 1/2 ACRE.
ceilings, family room;
bar, large back porch and
d. Located on paved road
miles south of LaBelle.



ondiCon 88H000.
condition $88,000.


3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
'HOME w/split floor plan, vaulted ceil-
ings, kitchen features island and break-,
fast bar. Master features walk-in closet,
garden tub and separate shower.
$85,000.'
3BR/IBA OLD FLORIDA-STYLE home
on oak covered lot, home being sold "as
is" and priced to sell. $64,900. UNDER
CONTRACT
2BR/IBA MOBILE HOME IN RIVER
OAKS SUBDIVISION, Sit on your front
porch and view the Caloosahatchee
River across the street from this mobile
home. This partially furnished sin-.
gleiwide mobile home is close to commu-
nity boat ramp. $55,000.
HOM ES ON ACREAGE
ONE OF A KIND Custom budtr 3 RP3
1/2BA cedu .ctone home ort, S 5 .
acres covered with tons of large oaks.
Perfect home for entertaining -features
stone heated pool and'spa a ,2 water-
falls, custom pool lighcirnr, .creerned
lanai, d:i bar v..'uirround sound .id
sundeck. tenorr teacure.. porcelain tile
throughout the first floor, stone fire-
place, movie theater room set up w/100"
screen and surround sound, wood floors
upstairs, game room w/bar and much
more. This home is a must seel
$1,200,000.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA
HOME surrounded bv oalks on orie'jcre
Cu.ctom ..ood cahinet. throughout.
large master bedroom screen por li
$194,900


3BR/2BA DOUIBLEW IDE mobile home
on 2.5 acres located approx. 2 miles from
town. Property is fenced iw/some oaks
and circle drive. $124,900.
:ACREAGE/ LOTS
INCOME PRODUCING MOBILE
HOME LOT. Zoned for mobile home
RG-2M call for details. $24,900.
10 ACRES wv/oak hammock on paved
road. Great buy!! $120,000. UNDER.
CONTRACT
1 RESIDENTIAL LOT located in River
Oaks S/D. Great investment. Sewer and
Water available. $17,900.
PORT LABELLE LOTS'available in
units 2 3 6 C(:,I !,oi details. $25,000
each. :
COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS POTENTIAL
PRIME. HWY 80 CORNER BUSI-
NESS POTENTIAL 195 ft. fronting on:
Hwy 80 and 200 ft: deep. Great invest-
mentfor future business. $215,000.
TURN-KEY OPERATION with
chefs, managers and wait staff in place.
Established 130+ seat restaurant locat-
ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in
die civ,' of LaBelt iv ith frontaie on
Lee and Misouri St Perfect place to
locate 'our blliriess at i reasonable
price $100,000


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DONNA KANE Lic. REAL ESrATE BROKER I q N.Bridge t. LaBelle FL
ASSOCIATES: Terr, Banrky Trnsha Arnold 6ride t. L ,Bele FL
S Shary Weo.werlh *Jennifer O'wald (863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
Denise Walker. Beverly Curlls www.heritagclandcoom
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton -_ MLS.i Se HablaEspaiol


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Spectacular custom designed iveniii:ni rume wiiri pr agev pr.:.pen.: *Aii L- ..'ri.red r.j 350,000.
vai--a iled tnr, on Ft. Denaud P'l :.i 3I'. r. n .qual.. ............ .
ity in this 3BR/2.5BA home. Home has 10 ft. ceilings, D remi)nyi y Ui
split floor plan, French doors, solid uifae ' untlriopr. Dreaming of owning your own Island? 12.64 secluded
custom cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, boat dock ..cre. vlr, i.,me n ,l e.iern l which can be removed.
w iln i .r 3 a r. ;. h :Ail r lin c.arC i rt.: n Freni.'n i 140
io J'iurc o,"r-cr ir'; '.]ii- 1.3i. i H. f 1;i1'- Or.1 I' 4' 0 ,,,,. = `1', 3".tX ,;)RnN -WeT'erg.L.*T*i-i-. *-.-,\,a-9 on
-:A, i-- ,.i .-.;1 -: v, ir-, i- 1,600,000. aii?. ror rnprY:l .h", v: rra r :' r ay.
F -I L ',je n ,j d I' I h' r n l ,-r.. .n ~ ,' ,l lh ,1 I ,' 1 v .. 50" 1' n" T .'5Ite 5 9 50 ,0 0 0 .
river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this -; --, ;r
3BR/3BA + office riverfront home like new. The new fea- Some treer B.ri'; t i d h e Buil
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli- S e ~ ildou dreamhme here.. $400 00.
ances tile anf re-el la e atio to reiaxandncunthe e s12u on taioosanatcnee River I indian Hiis on
dances, tileand carpet, largeatio to relax and enjoy the Caloosahatchee Drive This homesite is ready for your
river views, new sod, irrigation system, driveway and waterfronthoe DOe fi nancinaise. $3950.
boat dock. $799,500, we ownerr financin. available. $9,000
i.[:,bA ,'B c-B oE ,r 1 4"~, o" Ie: o) a rawa .
ble oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint, .
quiet property also can be divided.for an additional build- 17.94 .acres with over 6,000 palm trees Queens;
ing lot. Home has new roof, storage building and hot tub. Washihglonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells &
Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let irrigation. There is a 2BR/1BA block home that needs a
This ole pass you by. $410,000. liii TC Tree iale. ouilpay fi rerly $569,000.
LNey Fco"niu c 'Ioh- 2A pl.flfoo an.hgr"ie.on. We- eiend reireat ,' 2ae-iBf'iB ca.:t.irn ,"i'ed in.
canal with river access. Built to Dade Couity Codes with aan r, nrammorir i ir n pene':l poil for c amrjrlre;. J.a s

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Branch Creek runs along Ihe northwest corner of Ihe 5.-- acres $175,000.
property along withr several other ponds Properly is 3B~P lBA'2uiviffMlIil-lom'e6Elm t'16*ri TFcludi .
completely fenced with palmettos and pines throughout. whirlpool tub &flat top stove. 12x24 shed with garage
$500,000. door stays. Won't last long- 92,900.
E,F.-p ,j')PT P-' ,3,,n"'2 hF-or, '.uae.-" "j 7 2B V11-io' 1 2n .' cealeT-ifon. r'aRfres
acre&, Oi' adorrieil yard i coirmpl-lely Irgaleld r 1i. cl split floor pthOiII Ml(IB'B l d outbuildings.
inas plantation shullers -ecun ly Vyslm wood laminale Must see!! $84900.
lorionorgr] :r,:I.rfl.gI gg( l iT'iL could. go on. 4.4are;s; ondo 'mr"'1t ap6t1aT1on.
and on Larg. aclliT a porch over look's your own pr-. Fenced witll;"IBRF^II O NIFiilUi home needs
vate pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the TLC and sols-$79900
back ol the property is any man's dream This elegant Doiblewidei-W oneW 'ne' acre itiouhfn'tNTei Uos Being
home is c~la5 Ihroughiul' ihS one will l aIri long. sold ad is for only $74,900.
$410,000. 19 SI' MIZ A )n i9iein
L aurel l Pc.irTe ..a alvlumr rcie lop Ii spa- Horseshoe Alll . ""
ioul. 3ePP2BA n-orrem Oersiedl li adjoin;, o.a-rilled -- ..-..-
greerbell $209,000. 1 Il},11UM1 l1 l..J111'J.,I
.Ie :Drpte .wl iuin cilj -in :ei n maier tal .u-ri a Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres
18 .18 abt..ve around, p:c.o wiiih deio $169,900. with great potential. 400 amp, 3'phase electric service
S2 r2,-.me ruA:, '. ialanr, ;s B7_'':-,'d and 4"well with 3 phase pump is in place. Six loading
.,ue~l Hou:6 ,.; iBFPlB1 I amr hcuSE Main rhoue has docks on front side of building. Drive in ramp at back of
r, r th.p i:aF rRom Living, room has wo:,od parqul b in. Renovation in process.$1200,000.
floors. $165 ,000 50x6 'rnmmcial' ke."ow n ael 4jy. 80
Upanle-dl,'caina Tc'rtboabed 'i'F E,', om" in frontage, $10 000.
the city limits. Secy s.tlei lltoring through- 0.2+- cre loca'teaJust nortfof towv. Frtilly ceaed.
out home. | JIiJa rp1'Ws&i adorned with $5 O4.00_........................
oaks and citrus trees. Don't let this one pass you _.
by! $144,900.0 I
2B2A' WBf~sic[ous Too- s.:neend bacFd porch Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft. on State Road
and concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage 80 Future land use- Commercial. 5 acres. $650,000.
shed. Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof 1774 "acres itihover' TS"O 'p a mifrees"' CTueens,
is appromate oneear old. $ .134,90 ... Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells &
Location,T, ocaion 3B o7me on quieT iead-end irrigation. There is a 2BR/1BA block home that needs a
road and unattached, st, r rrin ialses In need of little TLC. Tree sales could pay for property.$569,000.
TLC, Great 1t I!UBl R ia if,!, ,T Homes in this 40 acre" l'Rinimoran g "n "l-by
Sown .$20,000. ..- ..-.. irrigation. $4 20
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MOI iHOMES


3BR/2BA log cabin manufactured home on 6+/- acres
that is fehced,awd rs-,fe ri|l include built-in
entertainmll n l .lhrs is the perfect
cdountr retreat on a private road. $212,500.
2BiBA t 6~db e Tome' on' Sacres iniT66 'us'e wifh"ltile
floors, galvalume roof, front & back porches & storage
shed. Property is entirely fenced with stocked pond &
fruit treed..$175,000...
2BrTo2A'.ioubri e riderbobileTiome "onid"PhiTpsH oad -
Buvefr o complete renovation Sold "As Is" Home is on


many varieties.of trees and wildlife. Creek runs c
southeast corner. Some lower lying breas are wet
the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house
enjoy nature's beauty. $285,000.
20 acres nTuse5rekat pasfui eTan3fernceaind
fenced with cow well. Would also make a great hon
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insur
vac with 4 gates allows for easy access. $285,60
5+ acres o9nwin5gini gfralr f1'm.'i i 71^sehvpracy
quality for your'dream home. House pad in
$150,000.


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High and diy 5 acre. in Muse Fer.--l ror,n 3 side, and
galed. Culvert tc be in soon. Copy ofr surveyy on file.
$145,000. ... ....
5+/- acres of wooded land located on the main road in
Pioneer Plantation. Great location for a site built or man-
ufactdred home.$105,000 ._... .
Wooded 5 acres in Pioneer Pla ati ft aved road -
Property is pi~jehi tlJei il well (needs
pump) 8 isready for our home or MH. $95,000.
5 acres on accessible road in Pioneer- $90 00.
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6 magnificent 1+ acre homesites on prestigious Ft.
Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will not
split.... .......... .... ..
4.46 acres 2nd lot off Tampa in Pole" Plantation'
Fenced with ( B2BaIlTOB'l ome needs
TLC and sold."As Is": $79 9 ..00
Miles from noise. re iiut rP 5+/- seclud-
ed, accessibl(II. I .. 4 a|
Looking for seclusion? This is it!!!.'5+/- secluded, acces-
sible acres located on Queen Avenue, in LaDeca Acres.
$64.Poo.
5+/- wooded acres in Ladeca. Access at this time is
undeterminable. Manufactured homes and horse are
permissible. $61(500.
Five acres in Pioneer on Tampa Avenue $59,500.
2.5 acreparc9 1 |*
2.5 partially cl ~~ i l lt or manu-
factured home n R anlation $35000
1.25'aeisjn Montura Ranches $30;00.
Not much ,cea _,,l.--. _,, accessib.I,
acres in PionE. w lU. ......... -


on the O, I g ,race te unique offrivei i',1 n i.Fr onl gali f
du an communtiy that offers a pool, community n.. .. oalt!ern
S court. Bordered by thousands of acres of unic,.. ji i,:
cross $79,900.
"e site Indian Hills S/D Nice comer lot approx, 1 acre. '
-es pn Do. ..le.ot. .ifl I......i t.00
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SIrn- Homesites on North side of 80 near golf course & across
place. from Ranchettes $26,000 &u,-....
Pt. LaBelle homesites. Gall office for details
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Florida Wildlife Commission


Hendry County
Saturday,, Feb. 5, a father
and son were participating in
the annual pheasant hunt at
the Palmer Ranch. As they
were gathering their equip-
ment to move to another loca-
tion, the father accidentally
discharged his shotgun, strik-
ing the son in the lower left leg
with .a load of #5 magnum
shot. The shot shattered the
bone and caused massive tis-
sue damage. The victim was
transported to Lee Memorial
Hospital. and later to Broward
General Hospital in stable con-
dition. Investigator Larry Ayers
is completing the hunting
accident investigation.


Sunday, Feb. 6, Officer
David Burnsed worked with
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
deputies. The enforcement
detail targeted ATVs trespass-
ing on private property known
as Mills Place, which is leased
to the U.S. Sugar Corporation.
Officer Burnsed observed
occupants of a vehicle shining
three spotlights in an attempt
to find wildlife. Officer
Burnsed conducted a stop and
found the subjects to be in
possession of firearms. Officer
Burnsed cited the subjects for
being in possession of a
firearm while.using a light.
Four rifles and three spotlights
were seized as evidence.


2005 Tennis

Feb. 15: Riverdale, Giirls, Home, 3:30;
Boys, Away, 3:30
Feb. 17: Clewiston, Girls, Home,
3:30; Boys, Away, 3:30
Feb. 22: Lehigh, Boys and Girls,
Away, 3:30
Feb. 24: Lemon Bay, Boys and Girls,
Away, 3:30
Mar. 1-10: FCATTESTING
Mar. 15: Riverdale, Girls, Away, 3:30;
Boys, Home, 3:30
Mar. 17: Bishop Verot, Girls, Away,
3:30; Boys, Home, 3:30
Mar. 29: Lake Placid, Girls,
Home, 4:00; Boys, Away, 4:00
Mar. 3: Lake Placid, Girls, Away,
4:00; Boys, Home, 4:00
April: Clewiston, Girls, Away,
3:30; Boys, Home, 3:30
April 7: Immokalee, Girls, Home,
3:30; Boys, Away, 3:30
April 12: Immokalee, Girls,
Away, 3:30; Boys, Home,3:30
April 14: Bishop Verot, Girls, Home,
3:30; Boys, Away, 3:30
April 18-19: Districts


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* This is not your ordinary manufactured home!
3BR/2B on 2.45+/- acres features vaulted ceil-
ings, textured sheet rock walls, lots of built in
cabinets, dual sinks in master bath and lots
more Asking $125,000.

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* This stunning 20+/- acre estate is truly one of
a kind The main house features include CBS
construction, vaulted ceilings, real wood cabi-
nets' Itlh bull Ir wine rack, upgraded kitchen
appliances, ceramic tile, solid" surface counter
tops and is fenced and cross-fenced for horses.
There is also a 1,300+/- square foot manufac-
tured home located towards the front of the
property with separate entrance and fencing
that would be perfect as a guest house or for a
grounds keeper. $549,900.
* Nestled under the Oaks. Custom built
3BR/2B home in town features ceramic tile,
vaulted ceilings, bay windows, track lighting,
sprinkler system on a private well, detached
garage and lots more. Only $229,000.
* Solace at last!...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.
Featuring a great floorplan, ceramic tile, enor-
mous laundry roomand lots of kitchen cabinets.
Outside is a spacious screened porch, fenced
back yard & above ground pool. Only $199,900.
* Picture perfect! This 4BR/2B brick home in
town on an oak filled corner lot with a fenced


backyard, screened porch, spacious rooms, cen-
tral vacuum system and a great floor plan. This
breath taking home is priced at only $195,900.
* Hands down winner!... Competition melts
by comparison to this 3BR/2B custom built two
story home. This home is located in the desir-
able BelmodCI lllIP Xle I WMll Tng. and
schools. You just can't go wrong with this spa-
cious and well thought out floor plan. $184,900
S2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, separate living room and family room. Not
to big and not to small. This one has it all for
only $129,900

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. Words cannot describe this 3BR/2B manufac-
tured honUNtUi1VaNi lUfW approx.
5 acres this is one you have to see to believe.
$149,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 4.5+/- acres .
This home features new water system and air
conditionelM~l tPRlFMBft vault-
ed ceilings and lots more. This on won't last
long at only $145,900.
* Country Living at its best, in Muse. This
beautifully decorated 3BR/2B home, sits on
nicely landscaped acre. Features include a
wood burning fireplace, a large "country
kitchen", hugh walk-in closets, new carpet & a
new 10x20 storage shed. Make an appointment
to see this one today!!!!!! Asking price is
$128,900
* Looking for country living? Here it is! This
gorgeous 4BR/2B manufactured home sits on
2.25+/- breath taking acres and is only minutes
from town. This one won't last long. $126,900.
* REDUCED 3BR/2B manufactured home on


2.45+/- acres features vaulted ceilings, textured
sheet rock walls, lots of built in cabinets, dual
sinks in master bath and lots more. Asking
$123,900.
a 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/- acres
with tons of upgrades. This property is fenced
and crom sb T also 2
horse sts and ack roo. This one is perfect
for horse lovers! Only $92,900.
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
square feet of livingarea in Immokalee. Features
include a NhW l1aOlf., fl lB, a huge
masnrer wire and fenced vard Only $52 500.


* '.a3+/- oream taking acres ocareu on ase
Road. SutljERi~ifBliB lF GIlfactured
homes, fenced for horses and! can be subdivided
for two homes. $125,000.
* 3 1256#.f % # ;ir.tij .rited at
$19 900 eIac or'-ei l'sre '.
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* Beautiful .25+7- 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 o ltfo SR82. Only
$19,0l00. = l


* 1.10+/- acres zoneu d -i colnamericaljust. Juuu
of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of frontage
on SR29 and frontage on Luckey Street. Asking
$399,900.


COL NTR', HOME WITH IN-
10\\ x AENITIES. Located on 4.3
acres.in S: Fort Myerson Danis.Pkwy
between Hwy. 41 and Metro Pk\wy This
ranch .i l.. CBS home features
4BR/3BA, plus den, vaulted cdg.. great
room with fireplace, master bath (wIspa
tub), kitchen with island, pot rack
abotebutcher block counter and wxld
ci..l'u i il L :1 .Irsai design.break
fast btr, breakfast irom with fireplace,
laundry r.XO t.- i'.: t. .,t closet
space. Original owner. Zoned AG 2,
cent41 warer fo residence, wel.'irriSg
tion fr mature fruit trees, septic sys-
tem, winding paved aspthaltdrive, pale
barn, 2 metal bildings' with concrete
floors. Property fnced. $1,100,00.
80137666
NEARLY -COMPLETED 2BR/IBA stilt
home in Pnrt Lalelle Unit 102 Glads
County. mii ,., will include inw appli-
ances,' lasinate and tile floors, :ilir,:
li. ldot,.. Coeveod deck has sumning
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ING and rooming house in historic
downtown Moore Haven. Zoned
Conmierial, i/2 block from the City
Dock on the Intercoastal Waterway,
Riverwalk Park and across the street
from the newly renovated City Library.
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sq. ft. ;i' 'I \ vaultd ceiling. ',. c
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Unit 6 ,IL0.O)I neacht. JUnit. $2' 190i
each on Cadet Circle SlO.0O'l eich.
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them while you can!
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gamrge, paved driveway, landscaping to
be completed soon. Beautiful:, i:hli
hood. Financing available.
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Huge .iriI., ia, II.1 Ih,'r,. acres in
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double lots r aravailabl fIr 1'2 acre
home.sits, .. ocated in growing area.
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\'Eli LISTING! Energy efficient
4BR/2 5B tr-level home on 40 +f-
pnvate & fenced acres in Muse. Lux-
ury amenities abound' Bam & mobile
home also included in sale' $875,000


No detail was overlooked in the mas.
terful design & construction of this one-
of-a-kind 3BR/2 5B/3G nverfront estate
nestled on 10 +/- pnstine acres wl 425
+/- of river frontage. $3,490,000


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.NEJl LISTI.GI Antique" 2BR/2B
riverfront estate home wl attached
2BR/1B guest house on 5 +/- riverfront
acres w/ horse barn located close to
Hendry/Lee line $1,350,000


NlFl LISTI.'GI; Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft Myers


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


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Stunning 5BR/3 5B/2G two story 4.700
+/ sq ft. home located on 5 +1. private
acres complete w/ horse barn, wndmill
& pnvale pond Elegance abounds
inside wl formal 8 casual dining& living
areas a dramatic staircase: & a sec-
rind-to.norie master nt'll $750n n00


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Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom two story
estate home. located on 5 +1. fenced
acres. features large rooms, a great
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai $595,000



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Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G precision
crafted home, with an open split floor
plan. located on 1 +/- manicured acre in
LaBelles only gated subdivision, tea-
tures oversized rooms, a huge
screened lanal, & the best amenities
around! $289,900
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3BR/2B two story home located on 5
+/- ac in Pioneer Plantation Beautifully
landscaped property wl above ground
pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900


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


NEl' LISTIVNGI 2BR/1B CBShome.
located in town on an oak covered lot
in a nice neighborhood $135,000


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!' $289,900
* 3BRi3B doublewide mobile home. in
spectacular condition, on 5 +i- acres In
Pioneer!! $189,900
* 3BRI2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acresin Musell $189,900
- 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +1/ acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn wl electnc 8 water. $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2 3 +/-
acres. lust south of LaBeUe $119,000
* REDUCED AGAIN! 312 doublewide
mobile home, in immaculate condition
on 1 +/- fenced acre $98,000
* 4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
homesite pnced nght for an Investmenl/
income property $68,000


* RII ERIFRO.\ T! 44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C R 78 w/ 130' +/- of
nverfronl $495,000
* RII ERIRO\T! 1 cleared acre
lolI) IQh~e kw4I ;lj.r4i-
of riverfront $475,000 -
* RII'ERFRO.\In 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft Denaud Rd wl 110' +/
of riverfront $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +/- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods $475,000
* RI'ERFRO,\ r 0 83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
nverfront $450,000
, RIIERFROTI 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"l $399,500
* ti rs jlLntl2e Port LaBelle
Ranche ,rl i of
cul-de-sac $300,000
W it tele_ filled. fenc d &
gape n^^PW-i ISACIT.


* 1.25 +/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites $126,900
* (REEKI'-RO71Ti 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr $100,00
* 118 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
hood $95,000
* NEW LISTING! 0.88 +/- acre located
in Parkwood Estates SID $85,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres $80.000
- DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/.
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access $70,000
- REDUCED TO SELL .57 +'- ace in.
town lot in nice neighborhood $55,000
* 067 +/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills SID $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTSI We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $15K S30K'


* 508 +/- 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 $23,796,300
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alval $4,000,000
P 100 +/- acres located just west of city
limits zoned for commercial &
residential, $3,500,000
* 44 +/* acres located on SR 29,
$3,431,134
* 195 +/- acres 1,250' +/- of river
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/ frontage on SR 80 &
Ft Thomspon Ave $2,200,000
* 31 +/. acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


* 3 / acres wi au *n- or never
frontage in Alva $1,350,000
* 26 +1/ acres located on SR 29, just
south o fLaBelle. $850,000
* 3.14 +/- acres wl paved frontage on 4'
streets in Downtown LaBelle' $699,900
* 4.6 +/* acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersection close to schools &
homes $699,900
* .50 +/-: acre located at busy in town
intersection $600,000


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Three LaBelle teachers earn 'Brilliant Orange'


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers Association's executive vice president, presented the "Bril-
liant Orange" plaques and $50 each to four of the county's best "first year" teachers; Rec-
ognized were: Kris Cottrell, a first gfade teacher at Country Oaks Elementary; Lynsee Dicks,
a 4th grade teacher at LaBelle Elementary; Leslie Baucum, an agri-science teacher at LaBelle
Middle School and Keri Alford, a ESE mathematics teacher at Clewiston High School. GCGA
is a trade association representing citrus growers in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and


Lee counties.
By Tracy Whirls

During the Golden Apple
Award banquet, four Hendry
County "first year" teachers
received "Brilliant Orange"
awards in recognition of their
outstanding classroom perform-
ances during the 2004-2005 year.
Sponsored by the Gulf Citrus
Growers Association in conjunc-
tion with the Foundation For
Hendry County Public Schools,


Inc., awards have been present-
ed each year, for nearly seven
years. The award was christened
"Brilliant Orange" in recognition
of Hendry County's role as one
of Florida's leading orange pro-
ducing counties.
Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Grow-
ers Association's executive vice
president, presented the "Bril-
liant Orange" plaques and $50
each to four of the .county's best
"first year" teachers including


Kris Cottrell, a first grade teacher
at Country Oaks Elementary;
Lynsee Dicks, a 4th grade
teacher at LaBelle Elementary;
Leslie Baucum, an agri-science
teacher at LaBelle Middle School
and Keri Alford, a ESE mathe-
matics teacher at Clewiston High
School.
The District also recognized
sponsors of the annual event
and unveiled a special award for
Harry Horn, who had served as


the master of ceremonies for the
annual banquet for 12 years,
before becoming disabled.
In all, it was an evening set
aside to honor all teachers and
the impact they have on the lives
of their students. Keynote speak-
er and Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity Dean of Graduate Studies
and continual Learning, Dr. W.
Jack .Crocker, himself a poet,
novelist and professor of litera-
ture and creative writing, illus-
trated that point with a story of
his own.
"I want to tell you a story
about two women, Lula Mae
Jones and Mary Reed, and a
young boy who grew up on a
cotton farm on the Mississippi
Delta, where they had a lot of
mosquitoes, rather like here,
where instead they raised soy-
beans and cotton. His father had
a sixth grade education, his
mother had gone to high school,
but they didn't have a record of
.sending children to college," Dr.
Crocker said.
"That young boy was me,"
Dr. Crocker said, adding that if it
had not been for the influence of
his English teacher Ms. Jones
and math teacher Ms. Reed, he
would not have been able to
accomplish what he has. And of
all the titles he has held, to him
that of teacher is most impor-
taht.
"The word, 'teacher,' to me
has more impact than the word,


Boy's JV basketball wins last game


By Kevin Lutkenhaus

The LaBelle High School JV
basketball team finished the sea-
son this past week by winning 1
of the 3 games they played. On
Tuesday night, Evangelical beat
us in the closing minutes 44-41,
behind a strong fourth quarter,
and costly turnovers by our
guys. Coach McClain indicated


that it was "a tough game, as we
had our chances, but the same
mistakes did us in. Every time
we seem to make a run," he
continued, "a breakdown just
doomed us." Keyendae Brown
led the Cowboys with 13 points,,
followed by Andrew Tovar's 1.1
points and 5 rebounds. Ben
Daley led with 8 rebounds.
On Thursday night, the Cow-


Varsity Cowboys


scoring at the
By Kevi n titenhaus free throws
Jason going
o The varsity basketball teams had ledg t
on a three-game winning streak, 22 points fc
thanks to victories this past week duo Jason a
at home. On Tuesday night, the ing 14 and
Cowboys soundly defeated the Kellysaid, "
SSentinels of Evangelical 62-29. and am rea
Chad Lutkenhaus led the Cow- Friday ri
i boys with 19 points, and 6 ridayni
rebounds, followed by senior wished their t
Jason Williams' 18 points and 8 a 58-45 victc
boards.The Cowboys made 6 of 7 Canterbury.
free throws as a team. Coach Kelly ate finish to
was very pleased with the team's with an 11
Effort, and said it was fun to experi- Jones fmishe
S nent with some different things. rebounds ar
: On Thursday night, the Cow- other senic
boys played a good Lake Placid Jason Willia
team and beat them in an exciting rebounds, a
55-53 game. The game was close assists, 3 re]
the whole v% av through, but wow, Sophomore
what a finish! The Cowboys assert- scored 18 fi
ed.th elvs ithe finalquarter Cowboys w
and out-scored the Dragons 22-15 and downs
to seal the. in. Jason Williams "strong survi
and Chad Lutkenhaus made big throughout t


hoops
down the stretch, with
6 of 8 and Chad 4 of 6.
e team in scoring with
allowedd by the senior
nd Holden Jones scor-
13, respectively. Coach
This was a great game,
ally proud of our guys."
ght, the Cowboys fin-:
hree-game sweep with
>ry over the Cougars of.
This was an appropri-
a good regular season
and 11 record. Holden
ed with 19 points, three
id a blocked shot. The
or statistics included
ms with 6 points and 8
nd Cy Clayton with 5
bounds and 2 points.
Chad Lutkenhaus also
or the Cowboys. The
ent through a lot of ups
s this year, but the
lived" and worked hard
he season.;


boys were simply out-manned.
Lake Placid came to town with a
fired up team, which was one of
the better JV teams we've faced
all year. The Dragons defeated
us 62-38, and after the first quar-
ter, we struggled to stay with
them. Their size, and depth were
too much for us. Keyendae
again led the Cowboys with 14
points, going 9 of 13 from the
foul line. Thomas Bennett and
Freddie Robbins also con-
tributed 5 points.
Friday, the Cowboys beat a
tough Canterbury team, 48-36.
Our guys were tough the entire


fLy1r


game, and seemed to put it all
together for the finale here at
home. Keyendae again led the
team with 14 points, followed by
Thomas Bennett, Caleb Jordan
and Caleb Swope adding 6
points. Ben Daley grabbed 9
rebounds for the team. Coach
McClain was pleased that the
season ended on a high note,
and only hopes that these play-
ers can improve in the off-sea-
son, and tome back as better
players. He wants to thank all of
the parents and supporters of
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many years 'professing.' Our
influence as teachers is not short
term and is not momentary," Dr.
Crocker said. "Teachers are part
of a continuum that affects gen-
erations, and the students intro-
ducing this Golden Apple teach-


ers tonight, a good many years
from now, when they are them-
selves teachers or college profes-
sors or successful businessmen
will have the opportunity to say
those names, just as it gives me
great pleasure to praise Lula Mae
Jones and Mary Reed."


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Who will speak for the children in court?


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Do you remember when you
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old and were in a strange new
place how very small you felt?
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of big people in suits and big
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system. They have no voice in
court unless there is one person
who cares enough to listen to
them and to speak to the court
for them: These people, trained
volunteers are called Guardians
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abandonment cases.
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teers, judges listen, since as vol-
unteers, guardians are impar-
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a Guardian who works for the
20th Circuit Court (including
Glades and Hendry Counties)
and also recruits volunteers for
the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Public-spirited employers may
allow, or even encourage its
employees to volunteer, particu-
larly where the need is great.
"State employees are allowed
paid time off to be guardians
because the State of Florida rec-
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Brennan.
The Program matches
Guardians with children depend-
ing on personalities and the
amount of time a volunteer
Guardian can commit. Staff
members are available to assist
Guardians with tasks as needed:.
report writing, home visits,


school visits. "But by law, staff
cannot act as a child's Guardian,"
Judge Brennan pointed out.
"Children -faced with the
stresses of a situation that
requires court attention can be
permanently damaged," said Ms.
Mackenzie.
"We have children from
Moore Haven to North LaBelle to
Buckhead Ridge to Muse to
Palmdale; all over this county.
who need someone to Oe there
for them," said Judge Lundy.
"Parents have their attorneys.
The kids have me," said
Guardian Mary Ann Brownstein
of 'the 20th Judicial Circuit. To
volunteer or for more informa-
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the Guardian ad Litem Program
office (800)269-6210. For general
information about the State of
Florida's Guardian ad Litem Pro-
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transfer of title. If you have
agreed 'to complete repairs on-
your home, it is a good idea to
get an early start on the work
so that everything is complete
when the buyer returns prior
to the inspection. Call several
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for recommendations.
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Reading is Fundamental at Mira Verde


Courtesy photo
Smiles all around


The LaBelle Community Woman's'Club sponsored an Operation Smile Luncheon to fund
surgeries for children with facial deformities. The luncheon was a great success Lwith
many of the people in the community attending. A program and video was presented by
Mary Taylor Jacobs, GFWC Clubwoman Chairman, from Clearwater, also, in attendance
were members from Arcadia, Lake Placid, Naples and Punta Gorda Woman's Clubs and
District Chairwoman Susan Nelson. The photograph includes members from; the above
clubs, Mary Jacobs, and members bfthe local Woman's Club. The quilts on the wall in
this picture were made and donated by Vanessa Verville and Ruth Meier to be sent to
Operation Smile to fill smile bags.


Florida novelist supports Babcock purchase


By Babara Oehlbeck


Should Florida taxpayers
reclaim a part of their past?
That's a $480 million question
before the Florida legislature,
and here's a novel answer:
Serenoa Scandal, a sweeping
mystery full of the lore and the
lure of central Florida.
Author Sara Williams, who
supports the purchase of the
Babcock Ranch by state agen-
cies, used the Babcock property
as an inspiration. for Serenoa
Ranch in her novel. Now she
believes her story may help
Floridians preserve some sem-
blance of the culture Florida
stands to lose as vast ranches like
Babcock are broken up for urban
development.
"The Babcocks were conser-
vationists who gave an enor-
mous tract of land to Florida for a
wilderness area. early on. They
restored the ranch headquarters
in keeping with early Florida
architecture." They trundled
tourists through Telegraph
Swamp in balloon-tired buggies.
I'd love to see Florida preserve
.tlids. tradition," Williams said.
The l'ccai..u l':,r ini- W illiams'
novel begins with Serenoa
repens, the botanical name of
saw palmetto, discovered by a
pioneering female botanist.
Serenoa Ranch sprawls across


fictional Calusa County. Like
Florida rural counties Hendry
and' Glades, Calusa is a place
where cows outnumber people
seven to one, rat-catching snakes
doze in dresser drawers, and no
politician worth a lick would
dare campaign without shaking
the hand of every.last resident.
Serenoa Scandal is Williams'
second novel. Her first, The Don
Juan Con, which opens in the
Fort Myers area, has been
optioned by famous movie pro-
ducer Robert Evans for Para-
mount Pictures.
"There are 15 million very
good reasons to rescue and pre-
serve Babcock Ranch. That's the
number ,of baby boomers
demographers say will head for
Florida as they reach retirement
age. Drive along country roads
like S.R. 31 and you'll see swaths
of acreage broken into suburban
ranchettes as people cling to
their agrarian roots. Meanwhile,
the real country is going the way
of the buggy whip," Williams
said.
A former Fort *Myers News-
Press columnist and staff writer,
..Williams fell in love ,\ ith Florida
ranch country years ago. "I saw it
as the Wild West with a tropical
twist," Williams said. A bitter
struggle among ranchers, farm-
ers, environmentalists, land
developers and politicians that


Las Noticias en Espanol


Carrera


llame al numero: 674-4118.


Invitamos atodala'comunidad CursO
para que participe en la tradi- Colegio Comunitario Edison
cional carrera del Festival del El Colegio Comuntaro Edison
Palmito (Swamp Cabbage) el estara ofreciendo el curso de
.sabado 26 de enero. Si usted se "Ninez Temprana." El curso
registra en la computadora antes comenzara en el principio del
de la carrera le costara $18 pero si mes de marzo.Aquellas personas
se registra el dia de-la carrera le encargadas de centros infantiles,
costara $20. La registration maestros o cuidadores estan invi-
comenzara de las 6:30 am hasta tados al curso que tendra 63 cred-
las 8:00 am que sera cuando itos incluyendo 6 classes de educa-
empiece la actividad. Los esper- cion general, 12 del desarrollo.
'amos. : infantil y se pueden escoger tres
Examen cursos mas.
ExalmeBn Elaine Schaeffer coordinadora
La Escuela de Adultos de La de Ni-ez Temprana en'el Colegio
Belle estara ofreciendo el examen Edison dijo: "Este program fue
para los Para-Profesionales creado en respuesta a la alta
(aquellos ayudantes que no ten- demand de 'cufdado infantill
gan un grado de colegio y traba- para que los encargados esten
jan en el sistema escolar deben de mejor preparados.Este mismo
hacer-este examen). El examen curso se ofrecera en La Belle
sera en las fechas siguientes: 19 duranteelverano.
de febrero, 5 de marzo, 9 de abril Usted puede conseguir becas y
y 14 de mayo.Presentese a la financiamiento. Para mas infor-
escuela de adults para aplicar. Si macion llame a Elaine Schaeffer
necesita mas information por altelefono: (239) 489-9265.


took place in the late 1990s
forms the backdrop of the
Serenoa story. "I was brought up
on a working farm myself and
felt that.1 could do a credible job
of portraying the land use issues
facing this region," Williams
said.
Serenoa Scandal opens with
the murder of a powerful ranch-
er, David Menecal, who aimed to
save moribund Calusa County by
building a. new university. The
fictional tale. is rooted in Central
Florida soil. Serenoa Scandal is a
gumbo of a plot'seasoned with
as much local lore as 1 could
pack into it," Williams said.
"The Serenoa ranchers are
from the Menecal family, a deri-
vation of a famous Cuban name.
This reminds us of the strong
Latin heritage in the region,"
Williams said. "I also spent time
on the Brighton 'reservation
learning how my Seminole char-
acter Miami Jimmy was brought
up, and how he would confront
the nature of evil as it applied to
the death of his powerful friend."
For information on this book,
call Barbara Oehlbeck at 675-
2771.


Redlands Christian Migrant
Association Child Development,
Center at Mira Verde, LaBelle, had
its second RIF program for this
season on Feb. 11. Mira Verde
holds the distinction of being the
distributor of Florida's 100,000th
book in a much-publicized cere-
mony in February of last year.
The theme for this celebration
was "Open Your Heart to A Good
Book." A giant red streamer sur-
rounded the playground. The
activities included a variety of
booths to practice skills at fishing,
horseshoes, ring toss and bean-
bag toss. Everyone who partici-
pated received a prize. To add to
the festivities, parents helped with
bubbles, swings, slides, jungle
gym and the favorite new activity,
"miniature golf."
Local artists had their work on
display and Mira Verde's talented
teachers provided, "Art Work to
Go," with face painting for chil'-
dren and adults. Deputy Travis
McCarthy and Sgt. Barbara Brown
from the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office of LaBelle helped with the
day's festivities.
Each activity had its name writ-
ten and displayed as teachers and
parents worked together to help
the children have a lot of fun
while providing examples of how
reading is important. Following
the outdoor activity, students
returned to the classroom and
enjoyed a story from their special
guest reader. Room 1 was read to
by. RIF Committee member,
Jabiel. Room 2 was read to by RIF
committee member, Ginger.
Room 3 was read to by Deputy
Travis. Each child at the center
chose a book to take home. The
After School Program included
board games, puzzles and pop-
corn with ECS Kathy Hanscom as
guest reader.
Their next RIF Giveaway will
be in April. Come join the fun!
The RIF's initiative has been a part
of the services that RCMA pro-
vides in its child development pro-
gram for over 20 years. The pur-
pose of RIF is to encourage
reading and to put self-selected
books into the hands of the chil-
dren. A literature rich environ-
ment is very important to becom-
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The program was started in
1966 by Margaret Craig McNama-
ra, a volunteer, tutor in Washing-
ton, D.C., who discovered that
many of the children that she met
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When she invited some of them
to keep books she brought from
home, their response surprise
and delight, reading and requests
for more convinced her to act.
The Ford Foundation initially
stepped forward to help RIF
develop book projects in commu-
nities across the country and it
proceeded from there. Today,
thanks to continuing public/pri-


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vate partnerships, RIF is the
nation's largest children's literacy
organization.
Mira Verde would like to have
you as a local RIF partner. To get
more information about how you
can help or volunteer, please call
674-4104 and be sure to check out
websites www.rcma.org and
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Red Hot Hats


serve tea, fun


On February 3,the Red Hot Hats
of Meadowlark had a tea and fash-
ion show for the Red Hats of Aqua
Isle Belles. They were welcomed'in
with songs sang by the Red Hot
Red Hatters. The songs were writ-
ten by Red Hatters Lisa Dalio and
Ursula Fechek.
Tea, cookies and finger sand-
wiches were provided and served
by the Red Hot Red Hats of Mead-
owlark, following the fashion
show.
The clothing for the fashion
show was provided by Jeanne
Baber of "Jeanne Baber's Little
Bouquet in Bonita Springs. Ten
ladies of the RHRH of Meadowlark
modeled for the show. Jeanne
demonstrated how to dress up or
dress down the Red Hat line of
clothes by using various acces-
sories. Some of the husbands of
Meadowlark Campground volun-
teered to valet park the guests' cars
during the event. The very funny
and talented master of ceremonies
was none other than Blaine Erwin
of Meadowlark. The event was


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Blaine Garretson and Gypsy
Queen Bee Barbara Erwin


recorded by photographed by Lyle
Garretson, also of Meadowlark.
Red Hot Hats of Meadowlark
queen is Gypsy Queen Bee, Bar-
bara Erwin. Red Hats of Aqua Isle
Belle's queen is Beverly Van-
Schuyver, and over 85 ladies
attended from her group.


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2x2 Rates
Statewide $1200
Regional or national
Placement also available
Regions: North, South. Central
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Courtesy photo
Supporting the arts
Members of the LaBelle Community Woman's Club
joined the Naples Woman's Club at their function, An
Afternoon With Jane Seymour, held at the Galerie Du
Soleil in Naples, to benefit the Naples Woman's Club art
scholarship program. Guests enjoyed a garden lunch-
eon with the distinguished Golden Globe, Emmy award
winning actress, author and celebrated artist. Miss Sey-
mour's art was on display throughout the gallery. Pic-
tured above from left are: Pat Stentz, President of the
Naples Woman's Club, Lynne Campbell, President of the
LaBelle Community Woman's Club, Jacquelyn Pierce,
President Elect of the General Federation of Woman's
Clubs, Jane Seymour, Marion Vale-Hull, Treasurer of the
LaBelle Community Woman's Club.


Girl Scout cookies soon to arrive


Truckloads of Girl Scout cook- ice. The Girl Scout Cookie Pro-
ies arrived at local warehouses.on gram has truly evolved into the
Saturday, Feb. 12, throughout the nation's premier financial literacy
Gulf Coast of Florida. Local Girl and entrepreneurship program.
Scout leaders of Girl Scouts of Eight varieties of Girl Scouts
Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. loaded their cookies are available for a cost of
cars for their troops to participate $3.50 a package and include: the
in the direct sales program. Girl popular Thin Mints (peppermint
Scouts will be selling Girl Scout wafer covered with a cocoa-coat-
cookies in local neighborhoods ing); Samoas (for 30 years the
and at local cookie booths in pub- Samoa Girl Scout cookie still
lic locations from February 12 remains a favorite) a vanilla cook-
through March .13. ie covered with caramel and toast-
The Girl Scout Cookie Program ed coconut and striped with 'a
has helped girls develop skills they chocolate coating; Tagalongs
will use throughout their entire (cookie topped with peanut butter
lives. Through this annual activity, and a chocolate coating); Do-si-
girls ages 5-17 learn how'to work dos (oatmeal cookie with peanut
together as a team, set goals and butter filling); Trefoils (a short-
develop plans for reaching those bread cookie); AllAbouts (a short-
goals. Additionally, they cultivate bread cookie with an embossed
a sense of business ethics, public Girl Scout message on top and a
speaking and interpersonal com- fudge coating on the bottom);
munication skills and acquire REDUCED FAT Lemon Coolers (a
knowledge in marketing, money vanilla cookie with lemon chips
management and customer serv- and covered with powdered


sugar); and Double Dutch (a
chocolate cookie with semi-sweet
and milk chocolate chips).
Girl Scouts will also ask cus-
tomers if they want to participate
in the Gift of Caring program by
purchasing an additional package
of cookies for a local charitable
organization. (List following.)
Customers will sign a certificate
showing their participation in the
program. The Girl Scouts will
deliver the certificates and cookies
to the charitable organization after
the direct sales period. This is a
great way for both Girl Scouts and
community members to give-back
to the community!
All proceeds will benefit local
Girl Scouts. A percentage goes
directly to Girl Scout troops to sup-
port troop activities such as field
trips, camping, and service proj-'
ects. The remainder benefits-all
girls throughout the Girl -Scout
council by providing Girl Scout


Girl Scouts need volunteers


There are many girls on a wait-
ing list to join Girl Scouting. Why?,
Simply because there aren't
enough Girl Scout leaders. For girls
to benefit from Girl Scouting, they
need the guidance of concerned,
caring adults. Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida, Inc. needs adult vol-
unteers to help deliver the Girl
Scout program and help girls grow
strong.
Come share the benefits of
knowing you are making a differ-
.ence in a girl's life. Current volun-
teers have shared that they, too,
have grown, made new friends,
and have participated in new expe-
riences.
Being a Girl Scout volunteer
means sharing one's time and tal-
ent as part of an organization that
has helped girls become compe-
tent and resourceful citizens for
nearly 93 years. There are various
opportunities with flexible options
and hands-on training is provided
to all volunteers. Volunteers may
work directly with girls throughout
the year or lend their expertise for a
specific short-term project or
event.
Girl Scout troop leaders are
needed most urgently, however,
other volunteer positions are avail-
able:
_Trainer/workshop coordina-
tor
Translator.
_Driver
_First-aider


Chaperone
SExventdirector :.
Fund-raiser
Nature consultant
Guest speaker
Cultural awareness instructor
Mentor/advisor (especially to
help girls, with specific badge
requirements)
Girl Scouting is open. to volun-
teers, both women and men, who
are over the age of 18, who make
'the Girl Scout Promise, accept the
Girl Scout Law, and pay the $10
annual membership dues.
Because the organization
believes that female role models


are especially important to young
girls during their formative years,
men working directly with girls are
asked to serve as part of a leader-
ship team that includes women.
For information or to volunteer, call
ext. 249 at 921-5358 in Sarasota or
toll free at 1-800-232-4475.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the
world's preeminent organization
for. girls, with a membership of
more than 3.8 million girls and
adults. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl
Scoots of the USA and serves near-
ly 9,700 girls in Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Collier and
Hendry counties.


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esteem and leadership skills;
financial assistance so all girls can
have access to Girl Scout opportu-
nities; recruitment and training of
adult volunteers; special events;
and camp and building mainte-
nance and development.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
is chartered by Girl Scouts of the
USA and serves nearly 9,700 girls
in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte,
DeSoto, Lee, Collier and half of
Hendry counties.
Gift of Caring
Program
Girl Scouts will ask customers
to purchase additional cookies,
which will be given to two organi-
zations in each county. The cus-
tomer will sign a certificate show-
ing their participation in the
program. The certificates will be
given to the organization along
with the cookies. Cookies will be
given to Harry Chapin Food Bank
of South West'Florida and ACT
Abuse Center,, serving' Lee and
Hendry.
In Collier County, the Shelter
for Abused Women & Children
and Youth Haven are the recipi-
ents.


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Statewide $2400
Regional placement
also available
Regions: North, South, Central
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 17, 2005


The Last Ride: royalties go to Pee Wee


By Barbara Oehlbeck
The author of A Land Remem-
bered, Patrick D. Smith: "I first met
Glen "Pee Wee" Mercer in 1997
when I spoke to the Friends of the
Library in Williston. My host for the
day, Michelle Traylor, took me to
his house in the country to meet
him. This was before he acquired
his voice-activated computer. His
condition saddened me. All he
could do to pass the time was lie in
his hospital bed and watch televi-
sion, listen to the radio, or stare at
the ceiling. By then, many of his
former friends not all, but some
- did not visit him anymore. Per-
haps it was too painful to see him
as a paraplegic and they wanted to
remember him as he once was: a
champion bull rider. Whatever the
reason, Pee Wee felt that some of
his friends had deserted him.
"We kept in touch and in Sept.
1998, I received this letter from Pee
Wee. 'I'm writing you to see how
you've been. I'm all right I guess. I
got a computer, and it has opened
up a whole new world for me. I
can dictate things to it, as well as
other things it will do for me. Mr.
Smith, your book, 'A Land Remem-
bered' was such a great book I
wanted to askyou a favor. I want to
write my own book. But I don't
know how. If you could tell me
how, or show me how, or some-
thing, I would really appreciate


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that. I don't have any ideas what I
want to write, about, and I don't
know where to start. I need to
know how to write correctly first,
don't I? If you have time, please
help me. Thank you. Your friend,
Glen'Pee Wee'Mercer'"
Being the kind of human being
he is, Patrick Smith, somehow,
found the time to visit, to workwith


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Pee Wee, to write the book "The
Last Ride" with Pee Wee.
But that's not all. Finding a pub-
lisher was not easy. Yet this Pulitzer
Prize winner, this literary son of
Florida, found a publisher ....Sea
Bird Publishing, Inc./Melbourne,
FL.
The Last Ride is the vivid, fast-
moving story of a young .man's
passion to become a champion
bull rider, which he did in high
style. It is not just a book about the
rodeo circuit. It's the story of young
love gone awry, of adventure, high
humor, youthful exuberance dur-
ing those years when young peo-
ple think they are indestructible, of
hopes and dreams of the future
and how those hopes and dreams
can be shattered in just one split
second of time. It is significantly, a
heartfelt story of courage, of deter-
mination to endure in a world few
others can even imagine. Pee Wee
lived aid worked with horses and
dogs...he saw this country from all
sides...at least for a few years.
These are the years he re-lives with
memories now. It was on Novem-
ber 11, 1995, at a rodeo in
Brighton/Glades County, at age 25
when he became entangled in a
rope while dismounting a bull after
a successful ride, causing a cata-
strophic accident that broke his
neck and severed his spinal cord.
He is paralyzed from the neck
down.


Early Childhood


Education Degree


offered at Edison


Patrick Smith said, "There were
many times when dredging up
these memories became painful
for Pee Wee telling tales of things
he once did and can never do
again. He would become
depressed and talk of quitting.
When this happened, I would
always not just encourage him to
go forward, but insist on this. He
had too much to tell to just quit.
"During the time we worked
together, a deep bond of friendship
formed between us, and I admire
him tremendously. He is truly a
"Profile in Courage." I'm not sure I
would have such courage in a simi-
lar situation. Few would.
"Working with Pee Wee on this
book has been one of the most
gratifying experiences of my life-
time. Sometimes the greatest gift
you can receive in life is helping
someone less fortunate than your-
self. I will always remember with
pleasure the road Pee Wee and I
have traveled together."
This road that Patrick Smith and
Pee Wee Mercer traveled together
is the story of "The Last Ride", 181
pages of cowboy drama and
excitement. The book is highly
illustrated with Mike Rastelli photo-
graphs, 5.5 X 8.5 hardback with full
color cover of Pee Wee in bull rid-
ing competition.
For more information about this
book, call Barbara Oehlbeck at
675-2771.


students fundamentals of
child development, sound
educational practices, and
principles of positive guid-.
ance and behavior manage-
ment."
Additional offerings will
follow in the summer and fall
semesters. Classes will also be
held at Edison's campuses in
Charlotte and Collier counties
and at the College's LaBelle
Center.
Scholarships and financial
aid may be available to quali-
fied child care centers and
their employees through the
Teacher Education And Com-
pensation Helps" (T.E.A.C.H.)
Early Childhood Scholarship
Program, offered through the
Florida:Children's Forum.
For more information on
the Early Childhood Educa-
tion program at Edison Col-
lege, please contact Elaine
Schaeffer at (239) 489-9265 or
at eschaeffergedison.edu.


UF plans beef


foraging program


Due to a number of factors
such as 3 major hurricanes, low
citrus.prices and citrus diseases,
landowners may see a need to
convert citrus land to pastures or
reestablish pastures that were
damaged by excessive water. The
South Florida Beef Forage Pro-
gram will be hosting a series of
seminars on "Renovating Forages
Programs" at 5 different locations
in the: South' Florida Beef Forage
Program Area. The local program
will be March 10, in LaBelle.


The following are the topics to
be discussed: "Land Preparation"
- Lockie Gary; "Grass Varieties" -
Martin Adjei and Carrol Chamb-
liss; "Fertilization and pH" Jim
Selph; "Weed Control and Herbi-
cides" Pat Hogue; "Grazing
Management of Newly Seeded
Fields" John Arthington and
Matt Hersom; "Economics of Re-
Establishment" Gary Mikulecky.
If you plan on participating,
please RSVP 863-674-4092, Sonja,
Crawford, SYCR@ifas.ufl.edu


FGCU accepting applications

for teacher immersion program
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Florida Gulf Coast University's
Teacher Immersiorr Program,
.accepts applications for TIP Acade-
my, a new intensive weekend pro-
gram, through Friday, Feb. 4 from
individuals interested in becoming
K-12 classroom teachers in fall 2005.
Candidates who hold a bache-
lor's degree in any subject area are
encouraged to apply but prefer-
ence is given to science, mathe-
matics, elementary and special
education.
The Teacher Immersion Pro-
gram develops the candidate's
knowledge and skill relative to class-
room management, best instruc-
tional practices and literacy strate-
gies for content areas as well as the
psychology of learning, and founda-
tions of American education.
S Participants take six courses to
earn 18 hours in graduate credit
toward professional certification
and education competence.
Unlike the traditional TIP Sum-
mer Academy that offers courses on
weekdays during the summer, the
new TIP Academy concentrates the
same course content into class meet-
ings that occur only on weekends.
The first course meets 6 p.m. to
8:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 25 and 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, and
continues on weekends Feb. 25-26,
March 18-19, Ai5ril 8-9 and 22-23.
The next three courses meet
weekends May 6-7, May 20-21,
June 3-4, 10-11, 24-25, July 8-9, 15-
16 and 29-30.
An evening class meets 6 p.m.
to 8:45 p.m., Tuesdays, May 9


through July 15.
FGCU offers the final two cours-
es in the fall and spring semesters.
To qualify for Teacher Immer-
sion Programs, candidates must
complete an application form, pro-
vide a copy of undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, and have an
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.,
In addition, the applicant
should supply two letters of recom-
mendation describing the candi-
date's potential to be a successful
teacher of moral and ethical char-
acter, write a one to two page state-
ment providing the .candidate's
reason or reasons for wanting to
become a teacher, and register for
the Subject Area Exam.
If not currently on file with
FGCU, the applicant must com-
plete the FGCU non-degree appli-
cation form and return it to Gradu-
ate Admissions with the $30
application fee, and provide proof
of residency and immunization. "
Students are responsible for
tuition, fees, textbooks and sup-
plies for 18 graduate hours of
coursework. Students may be eligi-
ble for low cost student loans and
other forms of financial aid.
To download an application and
read application details, visit the
FGCU Teacher Immersion Program
web site at http://coe.fgcu.edu/appli-
cation.html
For more information, contact
associate professor and chair of the
Division of Educational Studies
Patricia Wachholz at (239) 590-
7808 or pwachhol@fgcu.edu.


Pro Steadman Scholarship Fund Cake Auction


The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started as a community
project in honor of Mrs. Pro Stead-
man. "Pro" was the mother of five
4-H'ers, a leader for ten years, and
was very active in all sectors-of the
4-H program. She believed in the 4-
H organization and seeing it reach
its full potential for bringing fami-
lies together and keeping mem-
bers interested in worthwhile proj-
ects. She was diagnosed with ALS
(commonly known as Lou


Gehrig's disease) in May of 1988.
Throughout her struggle with. the
disease, she maintained-her inter-
est and involvement in youth pro-
grams as much as she physically.
could. She died in December of
1992, but still lives on in the hearts
of the many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, Current
President of the Hendry County Fair
Association, came, up with the idea
of starting an annual men's cake
auction at the County Fair to raise


money for a 4-H Scholarship in
honor of Pro. The idea involved
many male "celebrities" from our
local communities and required
them to bake a cake to be auctioned
at the Fair. The idea really took off
and with the help of many generous
cake makers and bidders, as well as
volunteers and Fair Directors, the
auction now raises the money to
provide two college scholarships
each year to worthy 4-H members.
The male celebrity cake auction


Senior Connections expands Faith


in Action program to Clewiston


Sue Gulley, executive director of
Senior Connections, has
announced the start of Faith in
Action in Clewiston, which origi-
nally was funded in LaBelle by the
Robert Wood .Johnson Founda-
tion.
"The $35,000 grant from The
Robert Wood Johnsdn Foundation
(RWJF) we received in January of
2003 supported the development
of a local interfaith volunteer care-
giver program on the west side of
Hendry County, which laid the
ground work for volunteer recruit-
ment, training, identification of
those residents with chronic health
conditions in need, and a tracking
system for volunteers and partici-
pants," said Gulley. "This expan-
sion to Clewiston is possible
through an annual grant from the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
counties." She added, "Since the
start of the program in LaBelle,
we've trained and placed 142 vol-
unteers in service to their neigh-
bors."
Representatives from Senior
Connections, area churches and
volunteers met on January 20 at
the agency's senior center in
Clewiston next to John Boy Audito-
rium to discuss the expansion and
the needs of residents in. the
Clewiston areawho have no one to
connect with for companionship
or help. The group concluded that
many isolated disabled people are
without help with every day activi-
ties that could help them maintain
their homes safely and securely.
With the establishment of a formal
volunteer helping program, their
hope was that people would feel


Pictured at the Faith in Action in Clewiston's first organiza-
tional meeting are, from left: Jinet Taylor, Gretchen DeBree,
LaSheba Travis, Ellen Geake, John Hicks, Marcia Cuellar,


Tracy Rounds, Liz Taylor.
more comfortable asking for assis-
tance and crises due to their cir-
cumstances could be averted.
Faith in Action .volunteers,
called card partners, can provide
light housekeeping, handyman
chores, respite care, shopping,
yard work, friendly visiting and
phoning. Says Gulley, "Some peo-
ple simply need someone to put on
a handrail or have someone pick
up groceries for them. We want to
encourage neighbors to help
neighbors with simple everyday
needs."
The Faith in Action project will
be located at the agency's center in
Clewiston, but the coalition will
include representation from a
broad group of faith-based groups
and churches to make it work. The
project will advertise its services
and recruit volunteers through,
local newspapers, flyers, the Inter-
net and churches. Volunteers will
go through an initial orientation


arid training on the project, com-
munications, procedures and
,other practical aspects of their
work. Volunteer training will be
held throughout the year that
focuses.on a specific aspect of care.
The Faith in Action program can,
be presented to area.churches and
civic groups. Call (863) 983-7088
for more information, or to sched-
ule a presentation for your group.
Individuals in need of assistance
may also call Liz Taylor at the Faith
in Action office to request a care
partner or to join the local coali-
tion.
Senior Connections of SW FL,
Inc., a United Way partner agency,
offers a wide array of supportive
services to elders in Collier, Glades
and Hendry counties. Senior Con-
nections is the lead agency for
aging services, under grants from
Senior Solutions of SW FL, (an area
agency on aging) and Florida
Department of Elder Affairs.


will take place on Friday, March 18,
at the Hendry County Fairgrounds
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please come out
and give your support.
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Classes will be held at the
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(4040 Cowboy Way)

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STransportation Office at
863-675-4115
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Registration for the first
new course of Edison Col-
lege's Associate in Science
(AS) degree program in Early
Childhood Education will be
offered at the Lee campus
beginning in March. The pro-
gram will prepare individuals
to work as child development
center managers, teachersor
care givers. The 63-credit cur-
riculum includes six general
education classes, twelve core
child development courses,
and a choice of three elective
courses.
Elaine Schaeffer, coordina-
.tor of early childhood educa-
tion at Edison College, said,
"This program was created in
response to requests from the
early childhood community
for a high quality, accessible,
and affordable degree pro-
gram in early childhood. It is
designed to be a very practi-
cal, hands-on program, giving


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LOST: male cat, white with
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Belle. (239)404-5194

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LaBelle, Fri. & Sat.,
Feb. 18th & 19th, 9am-?,
42 Howe St.,
Next to Hungry Howies.
Baby Furniture, Furniture,
Clothes, Misc. & more!

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


LaBelle- Fri-Sat, Feb 18th-
19th, 7am-3pm, 401 1st
Ave at Belmont St. Lots of
Schildrens items and much
more.
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purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
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OFFICE: (8683) 675-8814
Call Kelvin Townsend Cellu (863) 673 3783
Call James Philhpa CeU Z4 1239) 825 4251


Garargotae


LaBelle, Frl. & Sat.
Feb. 18th & 19th, 8a-6p,
1063 Avalon Ave.
Across the bridge.
Huge Sale, Don't miss it!
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale In the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze


LaBelle, Fri. & Sat.,
Feb. 18th & 19th, 9am-?,
76 S. Rlvervlew.
Lots of Furniture &
Lots of Miscellaneous.
Reading a newspaper
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LaBelle- Sat, Feb 19th,
8am-?, 345 6th Ave, La-
Belle, tools, battery charg-
er, and lots of miscellane-
ous.


PALM DALE- Sat, Feb 19th,
8am-Noon, Henry Sabal
Palms Campground, 9505
Main St. CR 733.

PORT LABELLE.
2/19 Sat 8am-2pm 4019
East- sunflowe' Circle
clothes, crib,' ,.,r,.,,,Ti
suite, toys,' much, much
more to
many items to list.


YARD SALE- Feb 18th &
19th, 8am-?, Highway 29
South @ North Industrial
Loop RD, next to Pro Auto.
Come in and browse, Make
offer, take it home.


YARD SALE- Feb 18th &
19th, 8am-?, Highway 29
South @ North Industrial
Loop RD, next to Pro Auto.
Come in and browse, Make
offer, take it home.
YARD SALE
Feb. 18, 19, & 20
8AM-4PM 1550 Swinging
trail. Muse. Furn. D/W,
Truck bend & tires, A/C,
Vacuum, Mattresses, Bed
rails, clothes, toys shop &
household tool. And more.


Male, attractive, excellent
income, seeks slender fe-
male age 20-45 for com-
panionship/romance. Will-
ing to pay expenses. 305-
519-51 77.
RIDE NEEDED
M-F, morning from Indian-
town to Stuart. Will pay,
(772)597-1121.


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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basic computer skills.
Qualified candidates
should come by and com-
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must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
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experience good pay
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must have CDL
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Bartenders, Line
Cooks & waitresses.
(863)675-8522.
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Excellent Pay, benefits,
and Retirement. Contact
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Duda, an agricultural employer, is look-
ing for a semi-truck driver to haul citrus.
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


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Duda, una empress agricola, necesita un
chofer de traila para transportar fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable con
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


HELP WANTED
Building Inspector/Plan Review
With Hendry County BOC. All candidates
must provide a minimum of 5 years.con-
struction experience with.their application,
and be eligible for provisional licensing
within 6 months of hire. Candidates must be
computer literate, able to communicate ef-
fectively both written and verbally and will-
ing to work in an outside environment. Em-
ployment may require some travel for edu-
cation purposes. Applications can be ob-
tained from Human Resources in LaBelle
Courthouse or Sub-office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is March 2, 2005.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the appli-
cation process-contact the HR Dept.
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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 vida, vacaciories, plan de retire,
y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a .1510. Carretera 29 Norte, Felda,
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim McWay a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
nidades.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Research
Center, Immokalee, FL Agricultural
Research Asst. (OPS position) up to 40
hours per week; salary range $8-10 per
hour (commensurate with experience).
Position to support Plant Pathology's agri-
cultural field and lab research. Duties
include, but not limited to, pesticide
application, field plot maintenance, green-
house maintenance, lab dutiesof washing
glassware, media making and other miscel-
laneous duties as assigned. Will be respon-
sible for upkeep and cleanliness of lab,
greenhouse and growth chambers. Prior
experience is not required. Must be willing
to obtain pesticide handlers license. Potion
is available immediately. Call 239-658-_
3400. AA/EA/EEO


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ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.


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
DFW EOE


HELP WANTED
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Rec.


Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge. Full time with benefits. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the HR Dept.,
Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March 2,
2005 at 5:00 PM.


Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.


HELP WANTED
County Planner/
Development Director


For the Hendry County Commissioners. all
candidates must have MA in urban planning
or related field and seven years experience.
Applications' can be obtained from the Hr
Dept., Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office
in Clewiston. Position open until filled.


Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.


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 carpenter, drywall and masonry
repair. Interested individuals seeking year roun
employment and excellent benefits apply in person,
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
Fa: 239-728-2522


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


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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)8p7-2108
Hendry C.I. is located @:
12551 Wainwright Drive,
Immokalee Fl. 34142
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/ HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
CHL Holdings, Inc.;
A Land Development &
Real Estate Company Headquartered
In LaBelle, Is Seeking A
Human Resources Manager.
This position will be responsible for all H.R. issues for
the company's approx. 30 employees (and growing) lo-
cated in 5 offices. Must possess a high school diploma
and have at least 3 years corporate or government H.R.
experience. Minimum salary: $35,000. possibly higher
based upon experience.
Submit resume by e-mail to chlmarkl(aol.com or
^ by fax to Mark Lapp at 863-675-3826.
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Love to Shop? Mystery
Shoppers needed in your
local area. Flexible hours,
training provided. Must
have Intemet access. Call
Toll Free (888)850-0943.


Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 -con-
firmed appointments dally!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
IRARR-ql1AARR
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SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64063290)


Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
ven; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041. X135 for more de-
taile


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
for more information.


IHENDRY REGIONAL
1 MEDICAL CENTER


XTUMMW a-x am W- RM .- 19. --
Registered Nurses
*Fuv nme ,pd.S.'Srg. 7;amrn.,pr or 7pm-7am., FL RN
Li., I .w epenenc preferred will train new giuuale,
M p, haie BLS. J3,.00 Sgn On Brirhi
*Support RN fr a/l r g. areas FL RN License w; at
least I .vr expenen'e min rea of exercise
'Full Time Social S.rsem.'rUR Case Manage.-FL RN
Lc. 5 yrs hospual erpercnice a plu:
LPN I&II
'FL LPN Lc. & I' Cert.. Pr'wlcfden in [' Therapy
req. Fu3. Part Trine 6& rdeni Prf onn Available
Hine Health
'Full inme Regirered Nurses
* Physical Therapii. A imn of2)jrs ep. in Med;Surg or
Rehab Nurinrg required. Home Care e p is pfre
O.R. Staff Nrse
*FL RN L:., ACLS PALS ci-rried,
C.V 0 R. desred bur not required.
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/IFAS -
EVERGLADES RESEARCH and-
EDUCATION CENTER
OFFICE PERSON NEEDED
Answering phones, responding to routine questions,
and referring calls to faculty and staff, sorting and
distributing mail, aid'other repetitive clerical tasks.
Houry Rate = $8.00
To apply contact Chay Burrus
@ 561-993-1511 or Fax.resume to: 561-993-1582.

An Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Institution.


Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South'Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be -bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext.
802.

Receptionist/Office help
Bilingual a plus.
Busy office:
Apply in person
930 Hwy 80 West.
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ROUGH CARPENTRY
Must have own
transportation.
Call 863-675-7711
Se nesecita, chofer Clase A
CDL, trabajo local de lunes
a viemes. Ano redondo.
Interesados llama 863-
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CAPITAL PAWN LABELLE
Is now hiring Part time must
be out going & Bilingual is
helpful (863)675-3565

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-
2549



YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for,a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.


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are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
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ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
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Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
Costs. We will do'our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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Services


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



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

Bookkeeping


BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124


CHILDCARE
Good References, Experi-
enced, Loving Childcare
Provider. Lic. Before & af-
ter school 6:30-5:45pm
863-675-8472.
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LICENSE DAYCARE
7am-7pm
Calhoun & Bryan St.
(863)885-1497
***********





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


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



ALBATROSS
DELIVERY SERVICE
We deliver anything! You!
Somewhere! A forgotten diapg
bag, pure, we will deliver your
lunch, your fomotten inoredi-'
entfrom the store while you
get the children from the tub or
finish that last reod for the
Office! Or just need a break a
minute to rest.
Let us help make your day
easierLI
Cost $2 per mile 5 mile min.
$1 per mile after 10 miles. Neglll
Square 'are hom there to there!
(863) 675.7834


AWARD WINNING TOILET-
ING AIDS Washes and
Dries User Without Assis-
tance. No More Wiping.
From $189. View Products
at
www.solutioncomfortsea-
t.com. For More Informa-
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Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dlanetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




Do you need help at home
caring for someone men-
tally disabled? Hospital &
home experience, refer-
ences. Call (863)675-
3409



WE BUY HOMES
(863)608-5067
AS FO CAPT. 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.


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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.
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Bel Grande

O 4BR 2BA
$612/MO
Annual Income ToQuai
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL'33935
(863)675-5859
Fax: (863)675-5793


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 Supple. 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Eto.560
SClothimy 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectiles 575
Comniut/Video 580
Crafts/Supples 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabics 595
Fireplace Fixture 800
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supples/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools Supplies .685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 895
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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


TRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132 .
WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist'
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762
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Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an


GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver.& Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.



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


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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals'* Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:.
50x100x 2' is $3.60/sq ft
(800)658-2885
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8'X 8' STEEL garage door
wall acc. to hang with
$200 or best offer
(863)675-4409
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufac-
turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.

SOLID OAK CASING, Solid
Hickory Crown moulding,
36" front door, LH, 3 lIte,
new, embossed pine cas-
ing. (330)207-9032.

WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used., Call Gary
863-610-8693.
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RUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040 -




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



DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor.
Win XP;- MS-Otc, $150
(239)464-326,0.....,


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
CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good condibon,
$150. (863)467-6512.

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. In
Okee. (863)467-2132.
FULL BED New shape matt/
box spring& frame $25
(863)675-6619.
**********
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.

PATIO SET (2) tables w/6
chairs & lounge chair
$200 (863)674-1105
******** **
ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must goll (863)674-0078.
ROLL AWAY BED Like newly
$40. (863)673-3502 ,


ROLLAWAY BED
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
(863)467-2315
SEALY POSTURE .PEDI
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair:
$500. (863)675-3915.,
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965,

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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra Alexander,
JamesTanner, Roxana Cisneros & 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
g 4 ,, 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 todayS! UNDER CONTRACT!
* $79,900 3BD/2BA mobile home available in LaBelle.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 100+/- acres of pasture in Muse.
* $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 als6 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 +1- acre homesite, no more city hustle & bus-
de:
* Two 5+/- acre tracts, secluded, yet convenient! Located on Nalle Rd.
N. Ft. Myers. Call for more information. UNDER CONTRACT
HOMESITES:
SHalf Acre+/-, wooded lot in town. Close to river.
$59,900.UNDER CONTRACT
* $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 close to town.
* $35,000 Nice lot available in Port LaBelle.
Se Habla Espafiol


MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack &- base. $75.
(239)292-1153.


SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141


Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863


Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, 1325 will
sell separately 186319-46.-
6660


HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.


KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 'Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag-case. $350 863-467-
0627.
KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size .
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.
TENOR SAX
good cond. w/case $500
(863)675-4098




BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.
CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks Old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Dachshund ,Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
I11 ;s00 crioc IS1 shots,
$350 ea 1863|634-5112.


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The completed bookcase measures 35 inches tall
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approx. 600 ft. on
Hwy 80W less than
1 mile from city
limits. $2,000,000.


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


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
3'2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098 I
SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
.tures utility ATV. attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries:-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.

TILLER TROYBUILT $850,
Red Max 3800 chainsaw
$150, Echo CS 5000
chainsaw $150, 2-3400
Echo blade edger $150,
Red Max BC 3400 trimmer
$150 (863)234-1230.
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hx18"Dx26"W,
$.450 (863)467-7753..

VHS/DVf s 737


STAR WARS, 11, III Col"
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth( Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781. ,


SR. CITIZEN teedss
Shed, Semi Trailer.
.Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072


Agriculture

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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/
Plowers B65



OVER NIGHT
& short term parking.
$150/vehicle, volume
discounts. Ag Equip,
semi's, buses. Acre +
fenced/lighted. +
1500 sq ft w/14'OH doors.
(239)340-8018


ANTIQUE WESTERN SAD-
DLE, High Cantle 4" 14"
seat, riding cond. .$275
(863)675-4098



BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920
LAWN MOWER 'PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.

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PLANTS & TREES FOR
LANDSCAPING
Palms, Oaks, Ixora, Areca
and much more
(863)675-07113


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


Rentals



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





Hwy 80 frontage. Acre
+ fenced/lighted.
Also, 1500 sq ft in-
Sside, 14' OH doors.'
Parking/storage OK.
(239)340-8010.


2BR/2BA Big yard
S $750mo ,.
(321)354-7156 or'
(954)422-3081
SVery nice
2BR/2BA Home in
Country Village, $850 mo.
(239)849-3856



FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE--
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. inci tax.' 10'xlO'
$48.15 md. Incl tax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incl tax 24 hr,
access $25 returnable key
deposit: 863-675-2392









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NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more Informed
and Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successfull


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010.
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property. 1630
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale. 1065
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


0 ELECTRICAL .
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located.1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Comer
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555,


S. OF LABELLE For Sale or
Trade, 145 acres Produc-
ing Orange Grove. $10k
per acre. (305)965-1955.

House-ISale 10


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


ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere In the world.
'Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.


BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-2158.'


BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love there
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
In LeBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd. Approx size
219.18'W X397.5D
$95,000. 954-817-1112 or
863 517-0977.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classl-
fleds.


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Port LaBelle
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Large lot on cul-de-
sac with nice oak
trees in the city.,
$32,500
Oak filled lots in
the City. 3 to
choose from.
$29,500.
Great Investment
Potential 9,000 sq.
ft. commercial
building on comer
lot with large park-
ing lot. $600,000.
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
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RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.



DEEP SEA RODS & REELS-
tackle, marine radio, an-
chor, all for $150,
(863)674-0746.
MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.


YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.


GO-CART
3 hp, good shape &
runs good, $350.
(86.3)674-0110.
KAWASAKI Mule
S500cc, 2wd, good
working cond. $1800
(863)673-2350

Automobiles :


















BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CAMARO,' 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633. '

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CHRYSLER 5TH AVE, '85-
black, runs great, '108K
mi, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.
FORD TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold AC, all power, $3700
or best offer. (863)673-
6209.
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536

LINCOLN 1997,.4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
MERCURY SABLE 86'
new tires loaded, runs
exc. cond. $1400
(863)675-0104


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 toll free 866-372-4300. We also have the
following:
Only 2 Single 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


STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.
TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.


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553942 CGS/CB 2/17/05


)OUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ''
4/2, Taking bids
560 Courtney Cf., Port LaBelle.
Call Jude at:
Big Lake.National Bank
(863)467-7070, x1022


BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEW
HOMESITE- Build your
dream home on this prime
location in LaBelle, with a
gorgeous view of the river
and waterfront park. Cor-
ner 4 lots on CR78 and
Avalon Ave, reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
proximate size 180ft deep,
by 113.5 wide, $150,000,
(863)517-0977.


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. Cherdkee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

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.


Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 1.8 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334+3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


Grand Opening! OCALA
AREA 20+ ACRES Only
$259,900. Orig. $269,900
SAVE $10,000 during'
Grand Opening! Gorgeous
mix of pines, oaks &
meadows in spectacular
country setting just west
of Ocala. Ample rd front-
age w/ utils & miles of bri-
dle paths. Close to 1-75.
Excellent low- rate financ-
ing. Rare opp'ty. Sold 1st-
come, 1st- Served. Call
now (866)352-2249 x
342
Lake View Bargaini 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes In Americal Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.
LAKE 'VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
SHigh 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.

NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
.$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on prl-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x119.




Wanting to lease
acreage for
septic landspreading.
Call (863)675-0636,
(239)694-1067 or
23(9)896-2025
'tc 69 067


Mobile Homes


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Double Trailes y Sencias
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas information
863-675-8888
DOUBLEWIDE 4BR, 2BA,
on fenced lot in town
w/oaks & sprinkler sys.
$69,999 (863)517-1015. -
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
Mobile Home For Sale
1993 singlewide 12x64,
3BR, 1BA.$3,100 neg.
Immokalee Area
Must be moved'out!'
305-345-1319/245-8768.
SALE MOBILEHOME 80x14
w/sunroom, carport excel-
lent cond. Palms & Pine
mobile park on rt. 29 lot-84
Marian dr. A to sell
(863)675-7466


Recreation


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TOYOTA TERCEL 87,.
'$300. or best offer.
(863)612-0114.
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Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week. i
Call (863)673-3642.
************

CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433. l



PUMP JACKS & Rolling
Drywall Scaffolding-
$500 for all will sell separ-
ate. (863)675-6129.



Ford Bronco '89, cold'a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
, whl dr.,' great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0041
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up. -
$600 863-673-0920.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 .
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.
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ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule..
$900. (863)692-2229.


DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims lock-
er gears, $7600 neg.
(863)673-2392.
DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.


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


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



Public Notices





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CAR AUCTION
On MARCH 2,.2005
@8:OO AM
1999 TOYOTA
Vin #JT3GP10VOX70B4928
Economy Body Shop Inc.,
2240 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549905 CB/CGS 2/17/05
CAR AUCTION
On FEBRUARY 28, 2005
@ 8:00 AM
1996 DODGE
VIn #1B7FL26P2TS50003
Yoder's Towing '
2068 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FLG 34104
549944 CS/CGS 2/17/05


Board of County Commissioners
of Glades County, Florida
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chair


I oue-Sal -


NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC WORKSHOP BETWEEN
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,
THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LABELLE
AND THE GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Notice Is hereby given that the Florida Department of Community Af-
fairs, The Handry County Board of County Commissioners, the City Com-
mission of the City of LaBelle and theGlades County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public workshop to discuss growth manage-
ment, comprehensive planning and related Issued forth Muse and West,
LaBelle areas and the City of LaBelle from 9:00a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, February 18,2005, at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 Wes Hickpoch-,
ee, LaBelle, Florlda.
All Interested persons mayappear and be heard with respect to the is-
sues at said meeting. Anyone who might appeal a decision made by the
Board of County Commissioners may be required to furnish a verbatim
(word for word) record of the proceedings that Includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
W.C. "Bo" Pelham, Chair
City of LaBelle
City Commission
Sharon S. Craichy, Mayor


17' Mitch Craft
70HP Johnson Wtrl. $1500
(239)243-6083



BOAT, MOTOR, TRLR- 16'
fiberglass, open deck,
35HP/OB, tilt trir, console
steering, nice cond, wall
extras, $950. neg.
(863)635-2683.
BOAT, SEA NYMPH, 14 ft.,
aluminum, with trailer, no
motor. $500. (863)675-
5968
BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs' TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465

INFLATABLE BOAT- w/Colt
outboard engine, 1.5HP,
$300. (863)675-6129 be-
tween 6-9 PM.
KAYAK-.2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles ,and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866
RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
Ringer Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse .
863-983-9421
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trir, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.


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COACHMAN, '81- 35FT- full
bath, 1BR, 2 ceiling AC,
needs TLC, $2800 neg.
(863)675-3871.
GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters' Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
(800)700-1021. Daytona-
S800)893-2552. Orlando-
.800 654-8475.- '

Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
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
JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
Spawning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.