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VU 8NMB S 3*BER 8 THURSDAY, Febrayi2405
At A Glance
Growth to span boundaries
The bloodmobile will be
stationed at the American
Legion -Post 130 on Hwy.
80W Thursday, March 10,
from noon till 7 a.m. Please
come out and donate. It's
about life! Please bring your
photo I.D. and your reading
open to all
Flu vaccines are available
while supplies last. The loca-
tions for the flu vaccine are at
both the LaBelle and Clewis-
ton county health depart-
I ments. Health Department
hours for these vaccines are
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3
p.m. No appointment need-
ed. The cost is $20.00.
Medicare Part B accepted.
P..-.Il- over the age of 65
and those with chronic dis-
eases are encouraged to get
the pneumonia vaccine if
they have not already done
so. Th,- poF-, .iri' -i ,ar_,_1i :
is.an .tlt-ik Ii,? hin C t .. ,f pi ot'*Ct-
ing you from the primary
complication related to
milriu.. .l -- >*
Please. DO NOT go to the
Emergency Room for flu or
Hendry Regional Medical
.Center has the vaccine avail-
at.ll- JL|'>, [ii'-'u h the Outpa-
tient Department from 8
a.m.-4:30 p.m.' r'T,l .nda -Fri-
The annual 'LaBelle High
S( i. 1 -.,1 ii ori will be at the
Maple Corner Club House.
Everyone that attended LHS
anytime up -through the
1950s is invited. The reunion
will be held on ',ilurli"'\,
March 12. Cpme early to visit.
Send $1.0 per person to Frie-
da Bullington, 478 Maple
Drive LaBelle, 33935 by-
March 7. Please bring a cov-.
ered dish. For information,
please call Frieda at 675-1070
or 673-3482. There will be
afghans to raffle; photo-
g raphs and Etl..t::,' l:s to
lOik th'n ,uah
NOTE: the Old Timers din-
ner Feb. 24 is not the class
See Glance Page 2
Editorial . .. .4
Speak Out .. ......... .4
Social News . . .7
'News ...... .675-2541
SSpeak Out .... 675-4516
Advertising ... .675-2541
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Online news & information
8 16510 00019 1
By Patty Brant
An absolute need for inter-gov-
ernmental coordination and
cooperation was the hallmark of a
Feb. 18 Department of Communi-
ty Affairs meeting that brought
together entities from Hendry and
Glades counties to look at all
aspects of growth. The meeting, at
the LaBelle Civic Center, attracted
city and county officials. from
Hendry and Glades, South Florida
Water Management District, area
school boards and other groups.
Mike McDaniel of the DCA con-
ducted the meeting, which
focused on the three geographical
areas of most immediate growth:
LaBelle, northwestern Hendry
and southwestern Glades County.
All three areas have comprehen-
sive plan amendments currently in
The DCA's bureau chief
Charles Gauthier said that, with
some 25,000 acres on the table for
development in Hendry-Glades
(6,000 acres in LaBelle, 18,000 in
Hendry County) the time is right to
look squarely at what DCA sees as
the big issues: sprawl,
water/sewer and transportation.
The stakes are high no less that
the quality of life for everyone in
this area from this time forward -
and, Mr. Gauthier said, "it is crucial
to get it right."
Since these communities have
heretofore been of rural character
and have no experience with this'
type of growth, DCA is attempting
to help work through problems
To your health: Step Up, Florida!
S. Courtesy pnolos
Mary Ruth Prouty and Tom Conner with Country Oaks Students at the Sports Park.
Residents step up to the plate
Bikers, runners, walkers and
canoeists carried the Step Up, Flori-
da banner through Hendry County
on February 8. Bicyclists rode nine
miles on State Road 29 to Citrus
Belle where they were greeted by a
group of walkers cheering them on
fand Citrus Belle employees offering
orange juice. The walkers took the
flag and continued on to RCMA on
SR 29 to Watch the children in their
From the RCMA Curtis Rhoden
and Graham Chancel from the
'LaBelle Church of God ran the flag
to the Hendry LaBelle Sports Park
where proclamations from the city
and county were read. The chil-
dren at Country Oaks Elementary
School participated in physical
activity with Superintendent of
Hendry County Schools Tom Con-
ner. Mr. Conner and four children
from the school ran the second flag
to the Sports Park.
*A large group of walkers, includ-
ing the Mayor of LaBelle Sherry
Craichy and County Commissioner
Janet Taylor, walked the flag to
LaBelle Elementary School where
the children performed wonderful
line dances. The group grew larger
with the addition of Shawna
Rodriguez' LaBelle High School
Health Education class, Kiwanis
and Rotary members, Riverside
See Step Up-Page 2
with an ongoing collaborative
With some 39,294 residents in
Hendry, according to the 2000
Census, University of Florida
Bureau of projects an additional
8,000 residents in ten years; over
19,000 in 25 years. Development
of the Bryan Paul property alone
will provide a maximum of 15,840
Glades, with 11,000 residents,--
will add 1,600 residents in the next
ten years, almost 4,000 in the next
25 years. Combined Hendry and
Glades will "conservatively" see
over. 23,000 new residents by
All these new people will
require homes, roads, schools,
water and sewer facilities and
DCA is looking at this area to
become a vibrant, fully-functional
community, not just a "bedroom"
.community for Fort Myers. Initially,
See Growth Page 2
LMS focusing on solutions
By Patty Brant
LaBelle Middle School facul-
ty, staff and parents have begun
the process of searching for
solutions to problems real or
perceived that have created an.
atmosphere of division at the
school. A meeting Feb. 16 at the
school cafeteria brought mem-
bers of all these groups together
in their common desire to pro-
vide the best .environment for
LMS 'Principal 'Debra Davis
called the meeting to bring the
key people in students' lives
together to iidentify ilI ._sues '
that have divided them. She
explained to the parents "I know
you want information; I needed
information from you first."
K.C. Stanley, mother of an
LMS si.-nth grader, conducted
the meeting, which was translat-
ed by EstellaAguilar for Spanish-
speaking parents. The reason,
Ms. Stanley said, they were all
there was to improve coopera-
tion in order to "make kids' lives
better from now forward."
Ms. Davis explained that no
parent/teacher organization has.
existed at the school for a num-
ber of years. An attempt to begin
one six or seven years ago did
not get very far for lack of one
crucial element parental
involvement. Before she opened
the meeting up to parents' con-
cerns, she introduced a number
-of the teaches and paraprofes-
sionals who have daily contact
with their children.
A difference may already be
seen on campus since a distur-
See Meeting Page 2
on tne Fort uenaua Briage inree American uaaeti orps
and LHS track team athletes awaited CYDA students,
who canoed six miles to hand the flag off to them for the
next leg of the event. Pictured from left: Cory Mundy,
Daniel Rodriguez and Ryan Christy.
The Mary Dolores all
By Donna Meister
Rivers Edge Motel owner Karl
Blissenbach salvaged the aban-
doned steel hull boat from along
the shores of Staten Island, some
25 years ago. Blissenbach owned
the largest boat yard on Staten
Island before moving to LaBelle.
He brought the hull to LaBelle
over twenty years ago when he
relocated here. The best guess is
that the boat was at one time a
lifeboat on a liberty ship. The
boat was named Tallulah when
he found it. It could possibly been
named after movie star Tallulah
Bankhead who stared in Alfred
Hitchcock's 1944 movie
"Lifeboat". The story, written by
John Steinbeck takes place
entirely in a lifeboat.
Enter Jim Bishop, sailing his
32-foot boat from Milwaukee to
Brownsville Texas when the
Caloosahatchee River brought
him to LaBelle. He stayed three
days at the city dock, fell in love
with the town and.has been here
ever since. When Karl Blis-
senbach needed a maintenance
man for Rivers Edge Motel, Bish-
op was the perfect fit. He can do it
When Blissenbach saw a
drawing that Bishop made of his
plan for the boat, he sold it to
him. It took Bishop 14 months to
overhaul the boat. It truly is a
marvelous work of art. He mod-
eled it after a traditional Norwe-
gian sardine trawler, which usual-
ly are 60-70 feet in length. The
Mary Dolores is only 22 feet. Bish-
op redid the inside of the hull
with fiberglass. It is complete
with a Palmer M60 marine
engine, a cargo lift/boom and a
wheelhouse. Bishop renamed
the boat the Mary Dolores in
honor of Blissenbach's late wife
who passed away last year. The
Mary Dolores has traveled the
Caloosahatchee River from
Ortona Locks to the east and
Franklin Locks to the west, at a
top speed or 5 miles an hour. -
If you haven't already seen the
Mary Dolores, the most pho-
tographed boat on the Caloosa-
hatchee docked at River's Edge,
you will be able to see her up
close in the Swamp Cabbage Fes-
Hendry County residents
watched closely %% hen The Boni-
ta Bay Group put in the Veran-
.dah just a few miles west on SR
80. The top-notch developer is
continuing its eastward expan-
sion with proposed develop-
ments in Hendry County -
Wheeler Farm off CR 78 and the
Bryan Paul property on SR 29
just south of LaBelle. The con-
ceptual plan' includes lakes,
recreation a town center, urban
areas and civic areas.
The Bryan Paul property,
almost 5,000 acres annexed into
the city several years ago, will
continue to be working groves
for the foreseeable future. In any
case, it will take 25-30 years to
entirely build the project out.
Meanwhile The Bonita Bay
Company plans to develop the
property in several sections. A
comprehensive plan for the par-
cel has been submitted to the
Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs and comments
returned to the company.
Regional Vice President of The
Bonita Bay Group for Hendry
County Mitch Hutchcraft
expects it to be adopted some
time this summer.
Plans call for several distinct
"villages," he explained.
See Bonita-- Page 2
Staff photo/Donna Meister
This gorgeous little boat, named the Mary Dolores has been
completely redone and given an extreme makeover by Jim
Bishop the maintenance manager at Rivers Edge Motel on Hwy
78 and the Caloosahatchee.Raye,
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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
Community BuiIding~ on Thurs-
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
mento will have a three-day revival
starting Friday the 25th of February
at 7p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m. and
Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our
evangelist is Missionary Francisco
Caceres will preach bilingual, Eng-
lish and Spanish. Iglesia Bautista
Nuevo Testamento invites every-
one to attend. Our new sanctuary
is located at 300 Davis Street at the
corner of Bryan Ave. for more
information please call Pastor Ben
Continued From Page 1
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
Trails Camp for bereaved children
helps to 'heal young hearts and
Continued From Page 1
Real Estate, Dr Kai-fu Chow's office
staff and people from the commu-.
At Upthegrove Elementary
School the walkers were met by
the entire kindergarten class who
were doing relay races and cheer-
ing the walkers on their way. The
Continued From Page 1
growth is expected to be in the resi-
dential category, but
business/commercial will also,
Water and sewer issues were in
the spotlight first, with the City of
LaBelle providing an overview of
its work in that area.
One area of real concern is the
contention between the City of
LaBelle and Hendry County regard-
ing the city's new water/sewer dis-
trict that extends five miles outside
of the city boundaries. Hendry
Continued From Page 1
At its north edge, abutting
Helms Road, plans call for an edu-
cational village a public-oriented
area which is to include the Edu-
cation Center of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc, (a vo-tech). Eventually, a
middle and high school will be
located there. Edison College and
FGCU are also interested in locat-
ing campuses there at some time.
A medical site may also be includ-
ed, along with spacefor a com-
mercial venture to integrate with
the educational aspects of the
Bonita Bay continues to
demonstrate that it wants to be
"good neighbor" and partner
with public and private groups to
create a people-friendly commu-
nity, including extensive recre-
ation opportunities such as lakes
possibly even a "central park"
Continued From Page 1
bance last December that brought
parents' concerns to the forefront.
LMS again has a School Resource
Officer -(SRO). Deputy Travis
McCarthy has been at the middle
school for about a month and told
parents he has worked with youth
for five years, having been in law
enforcement since 1989. He said
he will be "very proactive" with
youth and that it is important for
kids to see officers as human
beings. He added that he will start a
pilot anti-drug curriculum and that
his "door is always open."
Parents were then given an
opportunity to express their con-
cerns. Ms. Stanley got the ball
rolling, citing the need for better
communication between parents,
teachers and the school. She also
wants to increase the number of
books and amount of space at the
For one parent who has two
daughters at the school now, the
major concern is security. The
father of a sixth grader brought up
gang activity. One mother, who
was very supportive of the school,
Millican at 673-0782 or Sidronio
Castillo at 517-0377.
Diabetic ed classes set
Diabetic Education classes will
begin at the Hendry County Health
Department on Wednesday, Feb.
23 at 5:15 p.m. The classes will be
for 8 consecutive Wednesdays.
You may join at any time. Classes
will focus on the diabetic diet. All
diabetics are welcome to attend
these free classes. For more infor-.
mation please call Mary Ruth
Prouty at 674-4041 extension 127.
change lives forever. Children
ages 6-16 who have had someone
significant in their life die in the
past year are eligible to attend the
camp at no cost, on Friday, June
10, through Sunday, June 12. Reg-
istration is open. For more infor-
mation, call (239) 489-9149 or
group continued to the Caloosa-
hatchee River where Scott Perry
and a group of students from
Clewiston Youth Development
Academy (CYDA) took the flag and
canoed six miles down the river to
meet the American Cadet Corps,
which then ran the flag to the Unit-
ed Methodist Youth Camp to hand
off to Lee County. The cadets car-
ried a flagpole with both the Ameri-
can flag and the Step Up. Itwas a
beautiful sight to see.
County is still taking exception to
that plan. The DCA, in the mean-
time, wants to ensure that the
entire area will be served with
water and sewer facilities.
DCA also expressed concern
that the amount of land currently
being considered for- comprehen-
sive plan amendments is consider-
ably more than what projected
population figures merit.
The meeting also touched on
long-range transportation issues
relating to the development cur-
rently "on the table." For Hendry
County that primarily means com-
pleting the four-laning of SR,80.
Revenue sources being looked at
include federal and state funds, a
area and some limited com-
Environmental concerns led to
an exchange of property with the
South Florida Water Management
District. Henry Dean, executive
director of SFWMD, said, "The
Bonita Bay Group and Paul farnmily
partnership recognized that a por-
tion of this property could be ben-:
eficial to the district's Hendry
County water 'management
efforts. At the same time, the dis-
trict owned land. along SR 80 that
couldn't be used for the water
management program, but that
could tie into the Bonita Bay
Group's community plan. It's a
classic win-win situation where
we can accommodate both the
needs of the environment and the
Village I1 -ill be pedestrian-ori-
ented and ma\ include a gated
enclave. Village 2 will be a small
community with residential den-
sity graduating from high to low.
noted that middle school age stu--
dents are notorious for their non-
A number of parents agreed
that parental involvement is a key
element in their child's success
and they wanted to decipher if
rumors about gangs and safety are
For several families school bus
problems, including the lack of
adequate seating, were a serious
Racial issues, peer pressure,
teacher-student relations that fos-
ter self esteem, drug activity at the
school, violence, sex all were
high on parents' lists of issues
needing serious attention. Some
also wanted a review of the need
for student uniforms.
When staff and faculty got their
turn, parents were reminded that it
is essential for the school to have
up-to-date, working phone num-,
'bers where they can be reached
during the day.
By the end of the meeting, Ms.
Davis had sorted the list of con-
cerns into five major areas: com-
munication, safety/violence; bus
issues, racism and support for the
There was discussion about
how information, such as the
An all-you-can-eat breakfast
buffet will be served by the Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 on SR 80 on
Sunday, Feb. 27, from 8-11 a.m.
The cost is $5.50 for adults and
$2.50 for children under 10 years
old. Y'all come now.
The LaBelle Adult School will
offer FCAT Reading Testing on
Feb. 28 and FCAT Math Testing on
March 1, both at 6 p.m. each day.
For further information please
contact the LaBelle Adult School
The Affordable Workforce
Housing Subcommittee Fact Find-
'ing Workshop of the SWFL
Regional Planning Council will be
held on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning
The Heart to Heart Program
would like to thank everyone who
participated and were their part-
ners: the Hendry County Health
Department, Gator Hammock,
Duda Citrus Belle, RCMA LaBelle,
LaBelle Church of God, Country
Oaks Elementary, LaBelle Elemen-
tary, Upthegrove Elementary, Chil-
dren's Garden, United Way/Child
Care of Southwest Florida, CYDA,
Dr Kai-fu Chow's office, Riverside
Real Estate, Kiwanis and Rotary of
county wide MSTU, local taxes and
impact fees. Even so, the county
currently looking at a huge shortfall
in funding, based on existing
resources, over the next couple
decades. Other transportation
needs include a new bridge across
the river on SR 29 and a replace-
ment and possible relocation -
for the old Fort Denaud swing
bridge, along with roads accessing
Glades County representatives
also expressed concerns about the
LaBelle Bridge, saying it often
backs up traffic on the north side
for two miles.
Yet another big ticket item
essential to both serving existing
Village 3 plans have not yet begun
The entire project will include
walking and bike trails and other
natural amenities a dean environ-
ment for families. Canals and oak
canopies will enhance the project.
Bryan Paul has been ,very
involved in planning the commu-
nity, insisting it be an integral part
of the city and reflect the tradition-
al lifestyle here. According(tb Mr.
Hutchcraft, "Bonita Bay is here
because ofwhat LaBelle is." The
idea is to fit into the traditional
lifestyle here, not to overwhelm it.
A mix'of housing types, includ-
ing townhomes, apartments,;
some residential-over-retail and
single family will work together to
create an active community. The
comp plan will allow a maximum'
of 15,000 homes in a hometown
environment. However, a lot of
work remains to be done and it
will be another 3-5 years before.
any residential construction
announcement' of that very meet-
ing, can better be distributed. Sug-
gestions included Spanish radio
announcements: placing informa-
tion on report cards, church bul-
letins and erecting a sign outside
the school. Ms. Davis was pleased
to announce that a sign; similar to
the one at LaBelle Elementary, is
on the way. She said it was a long-
term project of the National Junior
Honor Society. Another positive
note for the meeting: Ms. Davis
announced that the school has
received funding for a new library
with eight new classrooms. Mov-
ing the library will also, free up
space for two additional class-
rooms. She said ground will be
broken for the project this year. The
school office, however, will remain
in a mobile home at the edge of
campus due to lack of funding.
At the end of the meeting, par-
ents were signing up to serve on
committees to work on solving
several of parents' top concerns.
Ms. Davis promised to gather more
information on other concerns,
including bus issues and safety,
returning to parents with statistics
and hard facts. These issues will be
the focus of another meeting,
planned for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 15, at the school cafeteria.
MCA board to meet
The Muse Community Associ-
ation will hold a board meeting at
6 p.m. on March 10 in the Muse
Multipurpose Building on Loblol-
ly Bay Road. This will be followed
by a special meeting to ratify an
amendment in the by-laws
changing the definition of Muse's
St. Patrick's Day
The MCA will be selling Fran's
famous Philly cheese steak subs,
assorted chips and beverages.
Grab the family, come join the fun
with your neighbors at the Muse
at noon at the Charlotte County
Environmental Services Offices in
The Regional Metropolitan
Transportation Committee Fact
Finding Workshop of the SWFL
Regional Planning Council will
meet from 10 a.m. until noon at
the same place.
LaBelle, the United Methodist
Youth Camp, the American Cadet
Corps, the Florida Highway Patrol
Auxiliary, the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Department, and many citizens
who walked with, them, cheered
them on, waved and took pictures.
Anyone interested in becoming
more physically active should call
Heart to-Heart to learn- about the
continuing Hendry County on the
Move program at 674-4041 Ext. 127
population and attracting good
growth is a strong school system.
The new West Glades Elementary
will serve K-8 eventually. The first
school Glades County has built in
35 years, the $10 million price tag
for WES was paid totally by the
Department of Education. It will be
the center point of growth in the
Hendry County's 20-year plan
includes 'two new elementary
schools and a new high school, at a
total of $65 million. Impact fees are
one of the ways the school system
expects to fund new projects, but
levels have not yet been set. The
schools' expansion plans are tied
to how development plays out.
Bonita Bay is working with the
city to coordinate infrastructure at
a time when the city is planning its
future utility needs. The developer
is already- working with govern-
ment to. build public roads
through the property, integrating it
into the larger community. Water
andItransportation plans are being
made on a regional scale, to
accommodate growth, coordinat-
ing with the county and state.
According to Mr. Hutchcraft, "this
is a long-term commitment."
The Wheeler Farm develop-
ment will be a 400-acre communi-
ty, possibly gated. It is still in the
design phase with construction
over three years away. Mr. Hutch-
craft says Bonita Bay has been
working diligently with local resi-
'dents to reflect that community's
character with limited commer-
cial, recreation and a full residen-
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Community Building, on Thurs-
day, March 17, at 7 p.m.
LaBelle Heritage Museum
meets Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
in the LaBelle City Hall Commis-
sion Chamber. Uniformed Confed-
erate soldiers will explain their gear
and ways of fighting, and share
some of their life stories. Come
with your Civil War questions and
camera. The meeting is free and
open to anyone interested in our
See Almanac Page 4
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and cooling system.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
Is there no one responsible for ditch?
By Patty Brant
Who's responsible for the
ditch on Martin Luther King
Blvd.? The question is vexing the
city, DOT and particularly the
neighborhood that has to put up
with. the trash filled overgrown
Residents from Ford/Sunset
Park appeared at the Feb. 10
LaBelle City Commission meet-
ing and complained that no one
is accepting responsibility for its
upkeep. For years DOT cleaned
the ditch. However, in recent
years DOT has refused to clean
it, saying the ditch does not
belong to DOT. It is DOT's view
that it belongs to the homeown-
ers along it. However, home-
owner Ms. Brown and Nora
Fagin said homeowners' deeds
specifically indicate that they do
not own the ditch. South Florida
Water Management District
denies the ditch belongs to
them, as well, leaving the resi-
dents with an overgrown mess
and no way to get it cleaned tip.
LaBelle area DOT operations
engineer Shone Phillips sympa-
thized with the problem, but
said his agency does not have
authority to go in and clean a
ditch that is not on a state right-
Although various entities,
including the city, county and
state convey water through that
ditch, none will take responsibil-
ity for its upkeep.
Fire Chief Dwayne Pratt
offered to burn off the over-
growth, an offer residents appre-
ciated. However, Ms. Fagin noted
that it would be a band-aid -
and band-aids wear off. The
problem needs to be worked out
permanently, she reasoned.
Although various entities,
including the city, county and
state convey water through that
ditch, none will take responsibil-
ity for its upkeep.
Mayor Sherri Craichy said that
ditch and improvements to Mar-
tiri Luther King Blvd. have been
priorities with her for some time,
but the city does not have the
money to do those things at this
time. Most of the city's funding
has been appropriated to com-
plete water/sewer renovations
Ms. Fagin noted that MLK is a
dangerous road, and that she
feels compelled to guard chil-
dren every day at the bus stop
there. There is no difference
between road and a "sidewalk."
The city placed cement curbs
along MLK to keep traffic off a
walkway along the west side of
the road. It did not work because
the curbs were not permanent
and were easily moved. The city
removed curbs and now there is
no differentiation between road
and sidewalk. FS/P resident Ms.
Brown told the commission,
"We are sick of this; we are tax-
Chief Pratt agreed, saying that
they need law enforcement
there. Ms. Fagin countered that
the "cop sits his car on the "side-
Superintendent of Public
Works Mike Boyle suggested that
the city work to get MLK desig-
nated as an arterial road, which
will make funding more avail-
able. He also suggested the resi-
dents take their situation to the
County Traffic Safety Team meet-
Garbage rates to
The board had the first public
hearing on a requested garbage
rate increase. Single family resi-
dential rates are expected to
increase 40 cents to $17.75 per
month. If approved, commercial
rates will be $8.25 per cubic
yard, with a minimum fee of
$24,93 per month.
Pet deer killed
Bill and Diane Penn, of
Frontier Circle in the
Ranchettes, are warning
their neighbors to take spe-
cial care of their children and
small animals. The couple's
pet deer, a, eight-month-old
button buck weighting 85
pounds was found dead in its
pen Sunday, Feb. 13. Mr.
Penn has 'a state game
license from the Department
of Agriculture allowing him
to keep the deer.
The game warden visited
the Penn's residence on Feb.
16 and deciphered that the
animal had been killed by a
big cat either a large bobcat
or a small Florida panther.
Thus far, it is a single inci-
dent, but the Penns say their
neighbors should be watch-
ful in case the cat is still in the
Burgess and Curtis Burgess;
Funeral services were January
12 at thd Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in LaBelle with Pastor W.T. Mad-
dox Jr. officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the Fort Denaud Ceme-
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Sarah "Dec Dee"
Sarah "Dec Dee" Rowell, age
47, of Clewiston, passed away Feb.
11, 2005, in Fort Myers. She was
born Dec. 11, 1957, in Leesburg.
She was well known as a loving
mother and the best cook around.
Survivors include her loving
companion: James D. Hull;
daughter:. Nikki Sims Dalton
(Michael); son: Jolan Hull; sib-
lings: Jeanette Harrison (Gene) of
Darlington, SC, Glenda Klein
(Louis) of St. Cloud, Pat Webb
(Elaine) of Columbus, GA, Lee
Moss (Randy) of Naples, Sandra
Story (Clifton) of Clewiston,
Louise Barfield (Allen) of Clewis-
ton and Arthur Rowell (Jan) of
Clewiston; 18 nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Sarah
.Frances Rowell and father, Deats
Funeral Services were held Feb.
14 at the LaBelle Church of'God
with Pastor Art'Van Zantan officiat-
ing. Interment followed at the Fort
Denaud Cemetery. Pallbearers
were Philmore Higginbotham,
Novell Walker, Pete Garcia, Fred
Bosley, Wesley Story and Billy Joe
Parker, Visitation was Feb. 13 at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Mary E. Young
Mary E. Young, age 78, of
Xenia, OH, .passed away-Feb. 8,
2005, in Xenia. She was born Feb.
28, 1926, in Troy, OH. Mary was a
former resident of LaBelle.
Survivors include her son:
Roger Young and wife Elida of
LaBelle; daughter: Rita Miller of
Xenia, OH; six grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. She
was preceded .in death by her
husband, L.E. "Bill" Young and
daughter Rebecca Young Snow.
Funeral services were held
Feb. 13 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Reverend
James Caves officiating. Inter-
ment followed at the Fort Denaud
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
James Edsel Allen
James Edsel Allen, 80, of the
Cattail Creek Area of Burnsville,
NC, died Saturday, February 19,
2005, after a brief illness at Memo-
rial Mission Hospital, Ashville, NC.
He was born June 21, 1924. The
son of Myrton and Evelyn Allen,
and was a long time residenti-of
LaBelle, a regular visitor- to
Burnsville for many years and
then a full time resident of Cattail
Creek for the last seven years. He
was the kind and caring husband
of his wife, Gloria B. Allen, who
survives him. He was preceded in
death by a son, Timothy B. Allen;.
a son/nephew, Joseph McDaniel;
a brother, Wayne Allen; and r'',,
sisters, Daisy Parsons and Glenda
He served four ea~s in [he
Navy during WW II and I our \i is
in the Army during the Korean
Conflict. He retired from the Flori-
Janet Fussell age 85, of LaBelle,
passed away February 15, 2005 in
Fort Myers. She was born Decem-
ber 29, 1919, in Desoto County, to
Adolphus Rimes and Tomsie
Katherine Howard Rimes. She was
a lifelong resident of LaBelle.
Survivors include her brothers:
Delmar Rimes of LaBelle and J:L.
Rimes of Lehigh Acres; sisters:
Elgin Shore of Clewiston, Bobbie
Jo Cline of LaBelle and Laura June
Wilson of LaBelle.
Funeral services were held Feb.
i 18, at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Reverend
James Caves officiating. Interment
followed at Fort Denaud. Ceme-
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Lessie M. Hill
Lessie M. Hill, age, 90, of
LaBelle, passed away Feb, 14,
.2005. She was born May 15, 1914,
i in Eljobean to Clyde Conway and
Ellie Goff Conway. Lessie was a
longtime resident of Ft. Myers. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church inFoit'.h eris.
Survivors include her son:
Johnny Mills of Ft. Myers; daugh-
ter: Sara Burley of LaBelle; numer-
ous grandchildren, great-grand-
children, great-great grandchildren
and numerous nieces and
nephews. Lessie was preceded in
death by her husband, E.W. Hill;
sons: Ernest Mills and Lerovy Mills
and daughters: Trudy Ma\ Harvey,
and Margarite Hale.
Cremation Arrangements by:
! Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle.
Roy Everett "Buddy"
Roy Everett "Buddy" Burgess,
age 77, of LaBelle, passed away
February 9, 2005, in Tampa. He
was born' January 4, 1928, in
Cordele, GA. to Jim S. Burgess, Sr.
i and Lillie Giles Burgess. He was a
resident of LaBelle since 1965 and
is a former resident of Ft.. Myers
and Colquitt County, GA. Buddy
was self employed, working as a
S mechanic and a farmer most of his
i life. .He was also a veteran of the
Survivors include his former
wife: Lenora Burgess of LaBelle;
sons: Roy E. Bugess, Jr. of LaBelle
and Gary R. Burgess of Beaufort,
SC; daughters: Kathy L. Kelly of
Cullowhee, NC and Judy E. Puletti
of LaBelle; brother: Jimmy
Burgess of Garland, TX; sisters:
Grace Crews and Eleanor Morgan,
both of Berlin, GA and Lorene
Sauils of Moultrie, GA; seven grand-
children and eleven great-grand-
children. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Jim and Lillie
Burgess and brothers: Hup
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Jim was very proud of his chil-
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missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are two sons, a
daughter and. two
daughters/nieces who were a part
of his immediate family: James
Michael Allen of Little Silver, NJ,
Joseph Patrick Allen of Spruce
Pine, -NC, Lucille Johnston of
Venus, Fl, Linda Taylor of Cocoa,
Fl, and Sheryl Gray of Talbott, TN;
two brothers: Myrton Allen of
Alexander City, AL, and Jack Allen
of Immokalee; a sister: Billie Ruth
Gibson of Clewiston; 10 grand-
children, and five great grandchil-
A memorial service was held
at the Laurel Branch Baptist
Church, Pensacola, NC, Feb. 22. It
is his family's intent to return his
cremated ashes to Florida at a
later date. Instead of flowers, the
family requests.that a donation be
made on his behalf to the Pen-
sacola Voluiteer Fire Department,
Burnsville,.. NC,.28714, or Hospice
of.Yancey County, 856 Georges
Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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The Witch's Brew
By Pudge Taylor
I'm cleaning out my fridge in
honor of my sister's visit.
Luckily I came across this handy
list of what to
toss. Eggs: If
way out of the
shell, It's not
good to eat. If
milk looks like
yogurt, it is
spoiled. If yogurt looks like cottage
cheese, it is spoiled.... Cottage
cheese is spoiled when it starts to
look like regular cheese.... Regular
cheese is spoiled milk anyway and
can't get too much more spoiled
Make extra chili and add leftovers
to macaroni casseroles, soup, top
baked potatoes, top hamburgers
and hotdogs. I'm sure you can
think of lot's more. I used to mix up
the dry ingredients for my bread
maker, put into a ziplock bag and
add water, butter and yeast when I
was ready to bake a loaf. You can
do the same for any baking. This
saves time when you need to bake
something quick... You know how
your little kids tell you at 9 p.m. that
they need something for a bake
sale the next morning ... This hap-
pens to me all the time but it's not
the kids that forget!
Sayin: The way out of trouble
is never as simple as the way in...
February 25: Larry Anderson,
Cynthia Jackson, Blanche Sands,
Katherine Marten, Jessica Phillips,
Janie Crocher, Criselda Trevino
February 26: Robert Greer,
Dick Sargent, Dorothy Rice, Terrie
Pearce, Linda Hayes
February 27: Christer Gibsen,
Jack Lehman, Frank Marroquin,
William Palmer, Billy McDaniel,
'Scott Frank, Mary Ann Gillis,
Willodene Harris, Mozetta John-
son, Soila Rodriguez
February 28: Allen Browning,
Anna Davis, Thomas O'Ferrell,
Catherine Palmer, Lenora Greer,
Max Davis, Mary Durno, Glen Cut-
shall, Jerry Rosario, Chris Confes-
sore, Erwin Jackson, Alan
McDaniel, Jennifer Sheltra, Tom
Gauss, Lek Phillips
February 29: Cheryl Murray,
P.J. Crews, Marilyn Teal, Hector
March 1: 'Cecil Evans, John
Rimes, Charles Walker, Patricia-
Jones, Linda Ruble, Brad Mar-
cum, Debra Rhodes, Patricia
finch, Sandra McClenithan, Tony
March 2: Steven Aiken, Don
Ross, Jr., Lloyd Hinkle, Mike Pulet-
ti, Marisa Love, Roy Ross, Sheila
Tanner, Chere Mason, Roxanne
Wilkison, Roy Ireland, Laurie Cut-
shall, Jerry Christmas, Harold
Graham, Joanne Borcher
March 3: Eva Phelps, Glenn
Finks, Martha Humphries, Mattie
Burnette, Susan Orwig, Cale Cur-,
tis, Billy Rice, Joe Daniels, Wade
Grigsby, Susan Frank, Robert
Flipse, Carol Flipse, Ed Campbell,
Ramon Rodriguez, III
February is adorned in
shades of red and gold
By Barbara Oehlbeck blowing in the wind. The stems
are so slight and slender it seems
Ten days after the first ones, impossible that the blossoms can
here they are again... by the house blow to the ground time and time
and pond. Robins. Hundreds of again with never a break or bend.
redbreasts sdurryin' about, investi- Long winding ribbons of gold-
gating every little place that might en yellow reach out in every direc-
promise an eatin' treat. tion. It seems not to matter
And only at firstlight do red- whether the soil is wet or dry, sand
birds create such startling streaks or loam, rich or otherwise. But it
,LI red through old leaning oaks' does matter to ourstate vildflowver
lby the pond. Redbirds/cardinals whether or not she grows in sun or
are birds.of the finch family. Their shade. Seeds will germinate and
brilliant plumage with dramatic small plants .will emerge in shade,
black markings around the base but alas, it takes sunbeams to
of the bill is unmistakably a tra- bring on the brilliant flowers.
ditional February treat in this part Since mid-January on the
of the world. Not only do they wings of the warmest days, the
appear as fluttering red ribbons sweet scent of orange blossoms
through the limbs, their cheery wafts all about, a nostalgic fra-
chirps and songs float on the soft grance that has to be experienced
morning air for miles around. that cannot be described.
Only at this .time of year are Groves in almost all directions are
their so many here at one time. now dressed in lacy white as clus-
Seems as if they must be too busy ters of buds burst into millions of
spreading northward and west- blossoms, highly reminiscent of a
ward which they've been doing wet, big-flake snow "up yonder"
more and more since the 1900s. in February. And in a few days,
However, it is unusual for at least a upon close inspection at the base
pair or two not to be here all of the blooms, the tiny oranges
through the year. At almost any- about the size of a tear, are clearly
time their twiggy nests can be visible. Their embryo color is the
found in a tanglewood of grape liveliest jade green, a striking con-
vines, bramble thickets or small trast to the creamy white blooms.
trees where twigs cross and Those of us who know the fra-
recross affording good coverage grace of February in the Land of
for the parent birds as well as their Flowers, can hardly imagine frozen
birdlings. The nests are built of tiny land with only the green of pines
sticks and twigs, grass and weed and cedars and the like to remind
stems which sounds a bit rough,, us that spring will arrive eventually.
however, the' inside is soft and Yet, in days agone, there were win-
smooth having been lined with ters when certain beds of daffodils
fine grasses, soft. roots and moss. braved the elements, poking their
Redbirds usually raise at least two heads up through ice and snow to
families in each nesting season. I exhibit their cheery, blossoms
Father cardinal is a gentle- regardless of the winter.
man...staying close to mother To those of us who find it
cardinal during the time of nest- unthinkable to forget daffodils, a
ing. And, he steadfastly brings trip to a big grocery supermarket
food to her and their offspring, will do wonders. Only this week
At one time last season, he was upon arriving at one such store,
seen dividing one wiggling there was a cart with more pot-
worm between mother cardinal ted, full-blooming daffodils than
and one of their offspring. Who groceries!
says there are not lessons to be .Temptation of the highest
learned from the wild... order! but only to take home and
Although there are more than a enjoy whilst they're in bloom.
few who think the flamboyant Daffodils, tulips, crocus and num-
cardinal is our -Florida, that is-', bers of other bulb flowers refuse
state bird, it is not. However, it's not to take kindly to our climate. Even
surprising that some think so if we plant the bulbs inthe soil of
because Florida's state bird, the the container in which they're
noble mockingbird, mimicks.cardi- growing, -they will not bloom the
nal songs so much of the time and next year. Some might show off a
does it so well that we find our- green sprout, but a green sprout a
selves searching trees and bushes daffodil does not make. (And
looking for the source, only to final- there are those of us who have
ly discover that it's the mocker even tried refrigerating and/or
we're hearing and not the redbird. freezing the bulbs in the hope
Both the cardinal and mockingbird that such treatment will fool the
are designated as songbirds. bulbs into a state for blooming
Of all this country's birds, it's next year. It does not work.)
the cardinal that's been named as Solution: when the blossoms
state birds more than any other, have faded and fallen over,'shake
unless some have been changed off the planting medium, place in
since the last listings. Those states a sturdy box and mail to a loved
who claim the redbird as their someone still "up yonder", who
state bird are: Illinois, Indiana, in turn should plant them in a
Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, good, loamy soil, adding a bit of
Virginia, and West Virginia. bone meal in the bottom of the
In other winters, Florida's hole, in a sunny location. Then
state wildflower, coreopsis, has wait until next year, when most
bloomed sparingly. Not so this likely they'll hold up their shining
winter! Following countless faces again. However, if'n they
swales, ditches, creeks, runs and need another year to recover
rivers, this shining yellow-gold from their out-6f-season:trek to
daisy-like flower is flourishing, the sunshine state, be patient.
with heavy clumps of blossoms. The wait will be worth it.
Crist warns of new twist on old scam
Attorney General Charlie Crist
has advised consumers of a new
and aggressive financial scam that
leaves no Floridian immune from
attack including the Attorney
General himself. Last week, Crist
received two cashier's checks
totaling $21,000 attempting to
draw the Attorney General into
the latest variation of a familiar
For more than two decades,
authorities have battled an inter-
national mail scheme commonly
known as the "Nigerian Bank
Scam." In its traditional form, the
scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim from
a large pool of money being held
overseas, if the victim first sends a
smaller amount of money as
"security." The victim sends the
money but then never again hears
from the sender.
Recently, a new twist on the
old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a
cashier's check in the mail or via
overnight delivery. The check is
for a large sum of money from
what appears to be a nationally
recognized banking institution.
No explanation accompanies the
check, but the victim may attempt
to deposit it into his or her bank
account. Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is
routed to. the financial institution
of origin, where it is discovered
that the account has been closed.
The check is then forwarded to
the original holder of the closed
account, who now has the vic-
tim's banking information. It can
take some time for the victim to
realize -that the integrity of his or
her bank account has been com-
"The audacity of these crimi-
nals is breathtaking," said Crist.
"It's clear that these scam artists
will stop at nothing, and spare no
one, in their shameless ploy to
make a quick buck. This.is a vivid
reminder that if something
sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. It is important that all
Florida consumers are aware of
Crist is a leader in efforts
against identity theft and other
scams, and immediately recog-
nized that the cashier's checks
were of dubious authenticity. He
contacted the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement to alert them
to the scheme. FDLE confirmed
that the checks are indeed part of
a scam, and said it appears to be a
variant on the traditional Nigerian
check scam. FDLE is now investi-
gating this new development.
Consumers who receive any
type of similar cashier's check or
solicitation to participate in an
advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local
U.S. Secret Service office. Attor-
ney General Crist also offers these
suggestions to avoid becoming.
the victim of such a scheme:
Avoid providing your per-
sonal or banking information to
any unknown person or business.
If you receive a request for
personal or banking information
from an unknown person or busi-
ness, do not reply in any manner.
Avoid any behavior that
might result in the compromised
integrity of any personal informa-
tion, including bank account
numbers and credit information.
Detailed information on identi-
ty theft prevention and steps to
take if one becomes a victim can
be found at
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement suggests that
those looking for more informa-
tion to protect themselves from
such schemes visit these web
sites: www.secureflorida.org or
Transportation Options for you, the caregiver, and your loved one
Transportation is an issue that
is vital to the quality of life for
older adults and their caregivers.
When physical and cognitive
impairments prevent older adults
from driving or using public trans-
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become primary transportation
providers. Unfortunately, provid-
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ones. Use these questions to gath-
er more detailed information
from the transportation provider
you are considering in order to
choose the best option for your
What is the service area?
Is there a limitation on dis-
e How much will the service
Will insurance pay for rides
provided by the service?
Is there an evaluation that
must take place prior to the first
Are there requirements to
qualify for the service? If so, what
e Is there a membership fee
that must be paid before schedul-
ing rides with the service?
How far in advance must
reservations be made?
BY BARBARA MARSHALL
k DEvoro TO CAREGIVER'S IssuEs
Are rides provided in the
evenings, on weekends or on hol-
eAre rides provided to social
as well as medical or shopping
Are door-to-door or curb to-
curb services provided?
Are rides provided to people
who use wheelchairs? If.so, do
riders stay in their wheelchair, or
are they transferred, to a seat dur-
ing the ride?
Is there an escort or atten-
dant in the vehiclewith the driver?
Does someone stay with my
family member during appoint-
Can a family member serve
as an escort? If so, is there an
extra cost associated?
Will there be await when
picked up from home or for the
return trip? If so, how long?
Will other passengers be rid-
ing? If so, what is the maximum
length of time of the ride while
others are being picked-
When impairments resulting
from dementias prevent older
adults from safely driving or using
public transportation, caregivers
often become primary trans-
portation providers. Transporting
your loved one can be a chal-
lenge, but does not have to be a
struggle every time.
Be patient and allow time to
get ready and get into the car.
Try to allow your loved one
to calm down before entering the
e Be prepared with relaxing
music, sunglasses, photos, food,
Seat your loved one in the
rear passenger side seat with seat
belt on and child lock in the 'on'_
e Encourage your loved one to
do as much as: possible for
e Try to keep glare from the
sun to a minimum.
Give information in small
Give brief, step-by-step
Validate your loved one's
feelings whenever possible.
Be aware of your body lan-
Ask your loved one to use
the bathroom before getting into
If possible, have a cellular
phone in the car in case of emer-
This article is provided by
Senior Connections of Southwest
Florida and courtesy of Adminis-
tration on Aging. Senior Connec-
tions, a United Way partner
agency, and lead agency for serv-
ices to elders under grants from
Senior Solutions of SW FL and
Dept. of Elder Affairs, offers serv-
ices to older adults sixty years of
age or older to help them remain
independent for as long as that is
their choice. They also provide
service to grandparents who are
the caregivers of minor children
and to relatives who are care-
givers of any age who care for an
adult sixty years of age or older.
Support groups are also offered
monthly in Hendry and Glades
Counties. For additional informa-
tion on any of these services call
Junior Pro thanks
The Junior Pro basketball
league would like to thank its
sponsors for the season. They are:,
Visiting Caretenders, Inc., Central,
Mobile Homes, Red Star Farms,
Kiwanis, Olde Cypress Bank,
Florida Community Bank, South-
ern Gardens, H.L. Bennett, John-
son Engineering, Big Lake Nation-
al Bank, Heritage Land Company,
First Bank of Clewiston, .Lyons
Printing, \\egscheid Appraisal,
Wilson, Miller and Preston Long.
Cub Scout thank you
Cub Scout Pack # 9 oft LaBelle
would like to thank Mr. Harold
Reecer and IMPACT of S.W Flori-
da, Inc. for everything they have
done for the cub scouts. IMPACT
is an organization that helps non
profit organizations purchase
items they might need and all they
have to pay is the shipping.
IMPACT of S.W. Florida can be
reached at P.O. Box 2724 in
LaBelle. They helped the leaders
of Cub Scouts, purchase Christ-
mas presents for the boys and we
have been able to purchase craft
items and etc. for the Cubs. They
have helped us to have a more
active year making their catalog
available for the Cubs. Thank you
for everything. -
My name is Pat LaPin and I'am
staying at.Grandma's Grove R.V.
Park in LaBelle.
While grocery shopping at U-
Save recently I left my purse in the
shopping cart when I was loading
Continued From Page 2
POA gets grant
Eucalyptus Village Property
Owners Association-Unit #4 has
received a SFWMD grant for irri-
gation 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-
my groceries in my vehicle. I real-
ized I did not have my purse when
I returned to Grandma's Grove. I
immediately returned to U-Save
and unfortunately no purse had
been turned in. .
A very nice lady saw my purse
in the cart, she found my address
inside and brought the purse to
the Grandma's Grove office.
I want to thank this lady per-
sonally. She did not leave her
name. She can call me on my cell
phone at 906-250-0903. She was
my guardian angel.
Thanks for all your
On behalf of Juan Guare and
myself, wanted to say thanks to
all the support we have received
while President and Athletic
Director of the LaBelle Long-
horns. After spending so many
years on the board of the LaBelle
Longhorns, we-have decided to
retire. It was a tough decision for
each of us, but best for our fami-
lies. Although I have resigned my
position as president, and Juan
has resigned as Athletic Director,
we still plan to be active as coach-
es, parents, and most importantly
I want to thank everyone who
has been active in helping to get
the program where it is today. The
board that took over, with me as
president, inherited a dying pro-
gram. There was no money in the
bank, no worthwhile equipment,
almost no children in the pro-
gram, and many unpaid bills. We
and Clewistqn will be open until
6 p.m. on Feb. 24 to accommo-
date taxpayers who wish to file.
Staff will also be at the Felda Fire
Station on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Also, the deadline to file for
is March 1: Homestead, Ag Classi-
fication, Senior (65 and older),
Veterans and Disability, Widow or
PLB gets grant
managed to get equipment on a
pay as you go basis and with the
help of the community, offered
children who never thought they
could afford it, the chance to play
football, or cheer on their team.
Over the years, we continued our
"pay as you can, or volunteer if
you can't" policy and were able to
produce some of the winningest
seasons in Longhorn history. We
were also able to pay off past
debts and with community sup-
port, buy uniforms, 'equipment,
and create one of the best football
fields in our district.
As I say goodbye to my extend-
ed family, I also issue a challenge
to the new board. I challenge you
to remember whom the program
is for, why LaBelle Longhorns do
fund raisers, and why you first vis-
ited -the Longhorn Field. Three
questions, one answer: The Chil-
Thanks to all,
Past President, LaBelle Longhorns
On Feb. 8, I participated in the
Step-Up Florida event. The first
event was bike riding from Gator
Hammock in Felda to Duda Citrus
Belle, nine miles, where my
brother Tomas used to work so 1
decided to ride a bike in memory
of my brother, Tomas H. Perez.
I also would like to thank
Henry Heisler and his staff for the
fresh orange juice at the end of
the bikeriding event. Mr. Heisler
was my brother's boss. This is my
story. My brother Tomas and his
wife, Mary Margaret use to ride
their bikes, almost every day at
the end of their working day. I
would see them on their bikes on
Cowboy and Main Street or Hwy.
# 80. My brother was a diabetic
and had other health problems.
On March 30. 2003 he had a heart
attack at his job. He died peace-
fully. I will always miss him, espe-
cially on his bike..
Mona Lisa P. Kajkowski
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
tion contact Susan at the POA Port LaBelle Unit #4 Eucalyp-
office at 675-4168 to start the tus Village POA has received a
process. SFWMD grant for irrigation water
r conservation. If you live in Port
Property appraiser LaBelle POA Unit #4 and use Port
sets special hours LaBelle Utilities water to irrigate,
you may be eligible for funding
The Hendry County Property that helps conserve water. Call
Appraiser's offices in LaBelle Susan at 675-4168 to get details.
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Las Noticias en Espanol
Los menores que se ven afecta-
dos por el abuso, negligencia,
abandon o disputes por custodia
no han cometido ningun crime
pero ya estarn involucrados con el
Sistema Legal. Esta gente que rep-
resenta los menores se llaman
Guardianes. El problema es casi no
hay personas que quieran hacer
este trabajo. Por ejemplo en El
Condado Glades hay 15 menores
que necesitan Guardianes pero no
hay ni uno. En el Condado Hendry
hay 34 menores que necesitan
Guardianes pero solo hay 4
El program ayuda a los
i .^n lA-
Guardianes con reports escritos,
visits a la casa y la escuela.
Si desea saber mas information
por favor Ilamar a este numero:
(800) 269-6210 o visit el sitio en la
La Patrulla Floridiana esta
investigando la muerte inexplicable
de un peaton ocurrida el jueves 10
A las 7:33 p.m. Pablo Ramirez
de edad 24, estaba caminando en
el hombro este de La Calle 29.
Roberto Galo de edad 56 quien se
encontraba conduciendo un ford. F
350 en el carril norte report que de
repente Ramirez brinco al frente de
su carro, el trato de evitar pegarle
pero Ramirez no hizo caso y murio
en la escena del accident ya.que
Galo no pudo evitar la coalition.
Si alguien sabe detalles de este
accident por favor llamar al Capi-
tan Denis Robert y se puede dar la
information en Ingles o Espanol. El
telefono es: 1-800-993-4618.
Un accident fatal ocurrio en La
27 en horas tempranas del 11 de
febrero. La Paftrulla report que a
las 5:30 a.m., un Ford 1988.mane-
jado por Uriel Gaytan .de edad 21
estaba en el carril oeste para Ilegar
a la interseccion de la 27. Un furgon
manejado por Javier Gonzalez de
edad 36 que venia por el carril
norte tanibien estaba Ilegando a la
misma interseccion. El vehiculo de.
Gaytan pego de frente contra el
camion o furgon, el carro dioe
vueltas tirando, a Gaytan en el carril .
norte, finalmente el vehiculo se
detuvo en la entrada de una calle.
El furgon continue hacia atras
hasta detenerse en el centro.
El hombre que viajaba con Gay-
tan y que no ha sido identificado
murio en el Hospital.
La Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
mento Ilevara a cabo una campana
de avivamiehto de tres dias
empezando el viernes 25 de
febrero a las 7 p.m. sabado a las 7 y
domingo alas 10 a.m. y 6 p.m.
Nuestro Evengelista sera el
misionero Francisco Caceres quien
ha trabajado enla obra en Puerto
Rico. La Iglesia'Bautista Nuevo Tes-
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la comunidad. Nuevo temple esta
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FFATURFS OF THE WEEK
POSSIBLE FUTURE BUSNIFSS
POTENTI,\Al! Two Rr hmRin.:-
Inc.ttd in downtrui-n Lailcllc on oer
ncr ot NI tin .ind Park A, c $250,000
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(GORGFOUS 10 ACRE RIVFR-
FRONT PROPERTYi tO)ne of the Tr\e
ri.c.rfririt pur.rcl on the market This
-tunnnio4 10 .vcrc' is vcr\ unique
,v 6C.iX, ket tfonring on the becaun
tul ,- i1oo.ah.tchec RI"Jer Enjoy end
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HOMES IN TiHE CITY
GREAT BL'SINFSS POTENTIAUJ
I.LtdJ cLrt cin-.c to ,Hl.\y .90 and
COirt Hi I. l '..00qi1 -lt ft CRS'hnck
h. m.'i h. pi: c tit c ic fl] Door plan plus
ii it.tIl-ed. cfhcicncty .apartmernt
2BR'1.5 B.\ CBS HOMF -irouatedt n
I-.u iiil'l tree .nered int'rL:c.d lot
. [jn r.. -&i trii a in the city 595,000
3BR/1BA DOUBI EWIDE MORIf E
HOMF IN THE CITY tin quit
*trr.et M.Lin upgr.,dcl. including net'
roolt htngltc., nc\s air .onditihoner and
new exterior siding. $64,900.
NFw rCONSTRIICTIONI RRANDn
bondedd W "fiuo\\ n and
t-Lhool, $149,900. UNDER CON-
NFW CONSTRUCTION HOME
3BR/2BA HOMF WiSPIJT FLOOR
PLAN. Carhtdral ccilinu-,; I-oL tced
cloc to town and s-hools. 5144.900.
NEW CONSTRI:CTJONIM BR.2BA
HOME OPENPN + SPLIT FLOOR PL-LN
ituatedon heauti-ul lot S129,900. IMNDER
3B1R/2BA POUBLEWIDF MOBILE
HOME ON 1/2 ACRE, Cathedral
cciings. farmly room. brcakLa't bar.
large back porch and fenced y.vrd
Lctcated on paved ro.ul approx. 3
miles south of LaBelle $89,000.
BR.'2BA DOUBI F\VIDF MOBIl F
HOME W/SPLIT FLOOR PIAN
.auiltcd ceiling,. kitchen features,,
island anJ brcakf.a-t bar. Mlastcr lea.
trte \\.dk-in closet, garden rub and
'lpara-tc shower. $85,000.
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large 0,ak- PerfecLt hlionr for entri-
tairning teLatilres .-_tone hLatd pooll
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lighting .Lrcir,icdJ Jnaji. tl h.ar
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throughout the tinrt floor. stone fire.
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v',10'0 -i.rcen .mind uirrolind -otiind.
\\ond flonor'- uptair- game room
v. har and inuch mire. Thi, home i- a
must se' $1,200.000.
NFEWLY RFMODnFI El) D lRi2tA
I ,ONt J>rrouond J b. n.iL. on ion,. Jir
Custom woi-d thinert dhrough,',ut. Ire
minter bctlimn,m I rccr porch 5194.900
BIR'2B.2A DOUBL-Mj'iDE mobile 1-inc
oin 2 5 ,crs. liv:it'.d ppm;. 2 mdil-. irom
tLi n Property i Ikneed .*.somiie o.k.j
and clrck ri. $124.900.
SFCI L iUFD. Mlohth pinL- and pil
Inltto; iv arpprox. 2" acre.-. \ hchi\ as
Leiared it one time. [.oatcd 1 25
111l.-, SOuth ,'If h11V. 720 in \Ilu',C
INCOME PRODUCING MORBIL 1
HOME LOT. -r'cd for nioh1k homre
RC; 2-N c.Itl for dcr.iil 524,900.
10 ACRES m oak luinrrmolk on |aed
roiaj Gre'.t bul',L $120,000. UNDER
I RJISIDrFNTIAI LOT Iocated in Rit-r
Ot-. -. 11i. (irnat in\'Ltrmcnt Seer mand
w.'ater a\iihhie $17.900. UNDER CON-
PORT L\BELLE LOTS j\ulabk in units
3 S t iilftordetail. $25,000 each
(ifMMER(.TAI.lBI SIF NS'q POTFNTI X
PRIME H\W a180 CORNER BUSINESS
POTENlAl W95 ft. fonting on lIwy 80
.ad 200 ft. deep Great investment for
futu' huinmc,, $215,000.
TURN -KEY OPERATION with chef.,.
managers and wait staff in place
Fst.iblishcd \IT 3.cat re-taurant locat
cd in the heart of Latelle Grc.et bu.i-
neCN opporrtnitry. $115,000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in the
city of LiR-lle with frontage on Lee
.ird Mis;ouri St. Perfect place to
locate Vour business at a reasonable
price $100,000. UNDER CON-
.II- I KI:I UI I i n In- .3 .:Iammmmaauem am my;I n,. ins.ts r-I7- ..m'--
Location Location 3BRI2BA home on quiet dead end soultneast comer Some lower lying areas are wet during
road and unattached studio on the rrrses in need of the rainy season bui plenty of room to build a house and
|. 1794 acres with o..er 6.000 palm trees Queens, TLC GreatiVBEg lgIKIiHorn es in this enj y nature's beauty.$285,000.
v ashinrotonias and Canaries The property has 2 wells & neighborhood T. Iarcely available Make ins one your 20 acres in'Muetreal psureTandf fenced and cRss
! a ....' ? : .. .. -i on There Is a ,BR,1BA block home ahat nly a ow .$1_2.0 ... .... ...... .... ..... c i
i. .ga;on Tnere Is a 2BR'1BA block home that needs a own. 120 000 fenced with coiw welI. Would also make a great home sie
.N..little TLC. Tree sale could paj aor property $S69,000. tor those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures pn-
Sano a. hammck is the erfectispotlforrcampfires Jacks 3BR/2BA log cabin manufactured nofmie on 6- acres 54-acTreson i4ingTrai'lRfdInMse'hvacy-&trFan-
Bran,.ch Creek runs along the rnortirwest comer of the that is fenced and cross.lenced Features include btuill-in qullipr for your dream home House pad in place
*propenil along with several other ponds Propertly Is entertainment center and garden tub Thil-s is he perfecil $150,000.
completely fenced with palmetlos and pines throughout. country retreat on a pale road 5212,500. High and -dry SacresTn nlusei den.sd 3 sies-nd
tpl 500,000. n l R din --A f, i-aTedin'- 7 2BR/2BA abubt idembile hiome onPhilips Road gared Culvert to be in soon Copy of survey or file
ace-pslanl Oa BR yar i2A c ome situated on 37 Buyer to complete renovation Sold As Is" Home Is on $145.000
LVL .', j~ "v' acres Oak adorrel yard is completely rrigaled 10'cell- 54.- acres $175,000. .. aio*s' wGoocedTanII Ioeat@'i i 'me mainroa-i in
ngs p.lan .M-nsh"1troold linami 3BR/2BA' T "obil Hoie close fo-n claUdes Pioneer Plantation Great location for a sie built of man-
flooring, c ro S I.t es could go on ivhirlpool tub & flat top slove 1224 shed with garage ufactured home $105,000.
SDONNA KANE Lc. REAL ESTATE BROKER a I nd on Large ed back porch over oo your own p or Won long 92900.aci T-
"Spec.a..ula CUS.,T deigned riverfront home with pri- .:t p -e t l .7n .Alb 3 0 cSt e poe n ea maee ruling on ,,e 2BR -A -o -2a-c : Ci iiti"--rai-- ip. _i ..,IP.. al.d'lt(neesoon e
A oIe aed ery o rn Fi.DenaudRd.6,361 sq. ft ofrisha Arno l ot Home has new oof, stoge building anhotub e property is any mandeam T ele a warehouse on nt85 acres ed in LeHigh Acres sible acrs dAcs.
Siil for plan Frenc.d. solid surface countertOps, this one pass you by. S410-000. e l ~ i m andn and 4spit l fl n phase pump ar place. Six loading 5u & siredy for your home or iH $95,000
t Deanise Walker riBe very bar S N-i cn ...in hjBP i.teilandc, c on 41 a000. u ool w deck 169900 docks on t ro se of u acres on accessible road n Peer 00Bose are
*.. Pat Walker Dawn ii ar ,Marpeon encn Canal with rvr access. Buito DadeCoy Codes with hie 2on ae MaoCBSnd build home Oversized t adjoin Reovaakon in process. 1, permissible $61,500,rr, w
SO, B~ Hrt :nile, carpet and upgradedd appliances. GBMuseisBunt B A 6rm e r u i T 50x m eiA Ho-w-io Miles on e
.pe.i.cularCuTp -ifoion a .Owne financing siblet or trade f h iane dart- handicap bated om k ving room has wood parquet Inri ,ac "r 2,oarndfc'cd ai n ,l ."i I
Saerialfe eus, designed riverfront home with p0-.quietproperty also canbeivie. 5J ,io- 0-. idt1ori50albul-. Perry otf storage spatc..e and abudant fruit,,, treesf. L" es toSedinalooreds s.learscl '-
va3e+galled;iy rnrfr.DenaudRd.o6,361sq. ofqual- ng slot Home has new roof, storage building clandoer hottub, $170,000.Largewareho 4.85reloen LeHhA siblacrresIe3 i0e.
ity In this 3BR:2 5BA norme. Home has 10 ft, ceilir-gs Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let IAICBS 3BI2BMA bore Wilh -lIT:iop pn Teaires wilh great potental 400 amp 3 phase electric service $64,000 W,, ,
spit floor plan Frenchdoors solidsurfacecountertopsths one pass you by. $410 000. _.. .. l oteaa..and4nppl a wel Joe3vpa has wpeeun complosetely remodeler baand w an and 4 well 3 pha pump place. Six loading acres l
o.an.s open cni.:, large n;i Hne sits orn t4 oak fih led cathera ..:.in-J tile, carpet and upgrade appliances. ues Huse is 2BiBA freme house Man house as n ew 80 FIi ,Tn" ,v :,,
Etfl,iI.d14d .vifR 'ii6ii b "ki.i.t o -Owner financing possible-or trade for hurricane dam- handicap bathroom Living room has wood parquet frOn %,e,!?%P000. 2.6a-a=cp rcyqpy. '
river frontage, Thoroug;h remodeling has made thisa aged proper il e cnied.3,.o.uot,, o, rt e ad. .ecturedrhome .$36X0.
tures include sold surface countertops, cabinets, appli-'Jel has.bee completey.remodled..i
dances, fe andcrplargepatio to reax andoy the Dreaming of owning your own Island? 12 64 secluded 14X24 screened ana lu an abo ound Only Justeastof HendryCounty Line -420 ft on State Road
river views new od irrigation system driveway and au i p e. ste t of .Hendry County Line 420 r t. on Sta e Road
ooac ,u -.. ... .,5..00.........
Oa' trees grac- this 40 acrol and 31.'2 5BA home $1.400.000
wrth a Deaumiful view or the Caloosahatchee Per 5 7 Ae- R,-rtir.-ir Eilale rnm,-.iie wa-r i n ele.vaion
Prrvacy dnd Peace al its besl En|0o the rurisrts over the alli.'.i r np 'esiisie vi.e, ,! I.ie irla c:..al 3i wtera3y
-Water on your back screened palLo Word iAe aar. ca C.a2s or oWi ner [iran,.'ing p.-f., L.it 5950,000.
per floornng Woriderul kitcher for eniertairing plania. 1i;' h" o-i Criwa-ic:hee P.:.-r iliaan ,rilil an
Ilon shutters, indoor utdity room. large pnvaie 'oal .dock Calooarnaichee Dnrive Tr hiiomee ii ready ir your
With lih Community clubhouse includes pool boal ramp biaLenr."ni hCme Owner fnanr.,rq available $395,000.
anc tennis court $749,000.
I'I-. in a- tin- U" I'm q In a in .v
Up'daea' clean ania cco-fiha eFm2BACBei- i e in1
Ie ciry lm!,T Se un Arlring lthrough-
oui home N tW AtiSi, 3rs adorned with
oaks and cirus trees Don' let this one pass you
28R/2BA with spacious rFuoris crenied -ackW po-icn
and concrete paver deck with hot tuD. 10X10 storage
shed Seller wiN give a $2,600 carpeting allowance Rool
is approximately one year old. $134,900
uu t IJUel lall use L ommeUcIIIIaII a J dce 5 0UUUU
17"4 acrel A1111 Ovei f000 pl li rees uueins.
Wasrirnglonias and C anaies Tne property nas 2 wells &
i'ngaiori There- iia 2BRj18A Diock nome tnal needs a
Little TLC Tre. .aies could pay for propeny $569,000.
40 acre Ha i nuranoriige grove ofY on ltity
Tnompson Mhl f gfU!IPA drainage and
- nmgaoon M7,J2Z.
20 ais- ol 'OldTIo-daT'aid.'-l-ell wvoodied lth
many vaneties of trees and wildlife Creek runs on the
Oa rees race tne unique of nvef i :I in Lt -L onl, ;,
ComminuriiInalli s- ] r lenm
court Borde3 M lcr J vd-
indjarn HiIs S1 D Nice corner iol appro 1 acre $.' ,00.
DoiJSleT61 ,nliUri 102 cdos&-to'eedFctn AT on $50,0007
Hoines esonNorhside orT6neard'g FcouErseae C&rss
Irom Ranchetes $28,000 & up.
Pt TaleleL-'iOTW-TCa.- ff Ob 7e'o.eti. -
1"75. '. \ARE 1Mi\ :ur ii rI
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
Bill and Lara Murray and Trudy
and Mark Henderson of LaBelle are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Kristen
Murray, to Nicholas Hunter. The
prospective groom is the son of
Louis and Patricia Hunter also of
Kristen graduated from LHS,
received her AA degree from Edi-
son College, attended USF for one
year and will receive her BA degree
in communications from FGCU in
*: Nicholas Hunter was home-
schooled, attended FGCU for one
year and will graduate from the
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in
June of 2005 with a B.S. degree in
Maritime Operations and Technol-
Kristen Murray and Nicholas Hunter
ogy. He has recently been appoint- The wedding is planned for July
ed as the Regimental Commander 16, 2005, at the Carlson United
at USMMA. Methodist Church in LaBelle.
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
information call 675-2171.
Filing deadline nears
Reminder: if you want to apply
for these exemptions or classifica-
tions, the deadline for filing is
March 1stso beat the rush file
now: Homestead; Ag Classifica-
tion; Senior (65 and older); Veter-
ans & Disability; Widow/Widower.
Please call the property apprais-
er's offices with questions. Clewis-
ton:. 863-983-3178; LaBelle: 863-
675-5270,8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
i .P LA CE
* Solace at last .31R/2B home in LaBele.
i,..|!|,ci .1 great lorplan, ceramic tile, enor-
I a.i c 1 1-
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p erty- entrance and kacing
_iepe t a guest house or foe .i
* *' I, iJSi i i .I Is, Custom built
P '. h li .. I .i tutts c erami tile,
1. I. Jows.tracklighting,
_I 'I 1 1 1 Q ` 11 1
0 : .1 I I home in Lael ,l.
Featuring a great 'lnoplan, ceramic tile, t or
,. in t,..,., i ,, I ,
O*.. 'iele q i-, r. i i' .' 5<.err ir C .'r ,i.el"
l', l cloR .n .i n .." .aFt sI.r wi ..tii ,,1.1
Hands down winneriL.., Competition melts
Sby comparison to this 3BR/32 custom built two
..'k IIn U-,ER' l III '',
I 1 1. 1 1 I-, I I. .. i 1 i ,I I I "
S2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
witd 2 ful baths & 2 hallfbadis.This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, sepanite I n,,. 1. i. ii i'.* room. Not
to big ahd aci .ill I:., r, is it il for
al T9 ii' .
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S i .. ..' i on
'. ,,i!i I .1.'. i .' ,ii minu .es
Immto" t I ,I '" I $126,900.
* 3BR' I r 45+,- acres
features vau.ed ceilings, Iextmted sheet rock
walls, lots of built in cabinets, dual sinks in
-.li iLt. '1 $25,900.
* I.r '2 r,, ,. ci,' 2.5/ i acres
with tons of utpgradesi .. [i '1 i1 I
or hirse lovers Only $92,900.
* 04BRI2 i1 .. with over 700l
.. i .sht .
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homes, fenced for horses and can subdivided
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COUNTRY A IMt l.-PHERE AND IN-
TOWVN CONVENIENCE Property is
oated o ide o de of Danls Roadin
Ft. Myers, east of US 41 west of Metro
Pkwy. Original owner-home rtem.odcled
in 1986.Onesior-CSS '. C ,, -.l.ErS
privacy from public road. Close proxy.
in n,. ,i services with coun-
try atmosphere, vaulted family room, 2
fireplaces, '-.: .- qft. utility room, car-
port 1,108 sq. ft. pole barn. fi &
576 sq. ft. metal buildings, $1,100,000.
SiL- I.M1 LOTS.SIDE'BY SIDE- 2
I,, -,J '. in Port i 'i I' just 2
Li .i i I I .* '"I A ,.r l ii
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r, h, 1. rl1VI I. L yi w n fl'A, ,
CI .. i.l ii: ', i i' C.OkeeciobemeJust
2 milesto the lntercost.,1I,'. i r.,' !.1,
I.1 I l i i- i l I I r. r i
:' E.rvtr hi. r ...ii or W est to
Mexico, Texas or points South. Great
ii'i ir.,' -h .. r 'i !i I' -. -. o r
it .I., ,r.: Grmuper and Snapper to the
... r and. record Bilfish to the o Ear. 2
los 160X125 f., central water Close to
Flr 1'; i. community. $60,000.
HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESS
OWNERS. Need information on lHUBll
Zone business registration, Enterprise
Zone incentives and tax benefits for
businesses, building contractors and
homeowners of Hendry County? Come
in and see Janer ppinaw.
OLD I I'ND" I-\-in\' Ri. BUIL)D-
ING and ,. i.,, house in historic
L ', 1 Haven. Zoned
' -,, ......1 12 hblocf from the City
Dock on dtwe Intercoastal Waterway,
Rivewalk Park and actress the street
from the I .
ml',,ll Il *] .'1t ] 'ii t ii r'' ofpoten.
t, d bl L l ', "'
4BR/2BA HOME IN LEIGH ACRES
Centrally located between Ft. Myers
and LaBelle h .. i- h, r,, offers vault-
ed :.-diln- patio. breakfast bar plus
more. $190,000. MLSS.205014796
PORT LABE.LE LOTS. PLENTY TO
CHOOSE FROM 2 side by sidc lots in
Unit 6 $30,000 each. Unit 3 529 900
each on Cadet Circle $30,000 each.
Side by side lots are hard to find Get
them while you can!
LIVEE IN THE COUNTRY Settle in
* ;.ih i, I iiJ- .--iJ ,rirr ir, ',r -3 acres,
tucked away on a dead end street, locat-
ed in a growing community. 1998
Redman Limited manufactured home in
like new .,..i...' 4BRt2IA, master
',,,i :, .ii,,'. I' ,,. big enough for
a red stone fireplace and the kitchen is
designed fori a family with new I'i'
ances, i.k *- of counter --.. p'i-. an
island for extra working area. Property
is fenced and cross-fenced for horses
and the 3-.r i l i r '1,. :.- .. ri.
room .'I .qraur i. ih itr
ni,.. Center :includes Olympic
I, ni. i -I pool, clubhouse, playground
and picnc area.
I:F.'TvFlI. I \(J FH ST-l I t HOMF
l" .I 1-1" l., ,, ..4'il : '| ,'r.j tn ,. .. '.i
NEW ,i i'.,stRl C I )IO IN PORT
LABELLE Unit 2 on Jay Terrace. 'The
Sutton" witotal area of 2,040 sq. ft-
3BR.2BA, vaulted ceilings, large living
room, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage,
range, refrigerator, dishwasher, lI.
country front porch. Concrete drive-
way, landscaped and sodded lawn.
South rn A6
-^~f l 3g| I b a ^
r 3.4 ~1- ares w/savedsfrntage o
NEW LISTING! LaBelle Riverfront MUSE-HOME ON 40 ACRES!
3BR/2.5B/3G Home with 160' +/- of Energy efficient 4BR/2.5B tri-level
river frontage. Private & Wooded 1.36 home on 40 +/. private & fenced acres
+/- acres with private gated entrance. in Muse Luxury amenities abound'
There's nothing quite like it! $995,000 Barn 8 mobile home also included in
ALVA RIVERFRONT ESTATE!
One-of-a-kind 3BR/2.58/3G home with
detached workshop which could easily
be converted to an a guest home.
Watch the otters play in the creek that
borders the east property line Estate is
offered on 10 +/- acres w/ 425' +/- of
(Additional acreage available)
$3,490,000 (Home on 10 +/- acres)
PARKWOOD ESTATES' 38R2B/2G
split floor plan CBS home Offers ca-
thedral ceilings, pool & spa, new A/C &
roof, & much more...,, $265,000
3BR/2B two story home located on 5
+/- ac in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully
landscaped property w/ above ground
poolI Greal Place for Horses' $259,900
Stunning 5BRJ3 5B/2G two story 4 700)
+/- sq rt home located on 5 +1- private
acres complete wl horse barn. windmill
& private pond .$750.000
- A -- ~-*
'2 : 4>'-
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
East Fort Myerst Extraordinary screened lanai. $595,000 BELMONT AREA! 2R/1B CBS
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home home located in town on an oak cov-
located in a progressive E. FL Myers ered lot in a nice neighborhood!
riverfront community. $999,800 RIVERBEND ESTATES: $135,000
FT. DENAUD AREA! "Antique"
2BR/2B riverfront estate home wI
attached 2BR/1B guest house on 5 +/-
riverfront acres w/ horse barn located
close to Hendry/Lee line. $1,350,000
Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G with an open
d Jsp located on 1 +/- mani-
subdivision, features oversized rooms,
a huge screened lanai, & the best
amenities around! $289,900
PIONEER PLANTATION! Ideal starter
home or second home to get away for
the weekend. 2BR/1B CBS home on
2.5 +/- acres, in Pioneer Plantation.
3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse wl a newly
planted tree nursery!' $289,900
3BR/3B doublewide mobile home. in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/- acres in
3BR2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse!t $189,900
3BRi2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access. & a
barn wi electric & water $124,900
3BR/2B mobile home on 2 3 +/. acres,
just south of LaBelle $119,000
4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
homesite pnced nght for an investment/
income property $68,000
RIVERFRO,NT! 1 44 +/ cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/-.of
RI MJ WIT! 1 + cleared acre
loc d MifUe4SiMSfM /-
of riverfront. $475,000
RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd w/I 110' +/-
of riverfront. $475,000
RI ed acre
!oca eiP t G st
RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced acre
located in town w/ 130' +/- of riverfront.
RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +1- cul-de-sac
homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts. $399,900
* New Listing! 8 07 +/- acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd.
Zoned AG2 $600,000
* 22 +1- fenced, cross-fenced. & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres wl 2BR/2B
mobile home"l $399,500
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
Alva $135 ACT
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites). $126,900
* CREEKFRONTI 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
* REDUCED TO SELLI .57 +/- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* PORT LABELLE LOTS! We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $25K- $35KI
4 streets in Downtown LaBelle!
* 4.6 +/- acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersection close to schools
& nomes $997,524
* Sell-Service Car Wash on 50 +/-
acre located at busy in town
* 31.5 +/- acres by Oxbow Hotel.
Zoned Leisure Recreational. Loads
* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with wA a'
riverfrontage & deep water canal ja iC
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle Investments & Real
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles 70o South Main
of SR 80 frontage. $31,728,400 .. B675-4 160 fLaxe
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of www,.solamoc
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alval $4,000,000 TOLL FREE: 87'
* 44 +/- acres located on SR- 29. Sher Denn
$3,431,134 Licensed Real Estat
*Wj^Kgf ver Associates
frontage east of aBIe ,le Y, 0 & Wayne Mcquaig
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 & Lisaeghorn
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000 Bonnmie saehaeer, CPA
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of Joyc.coramlan
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000 Yvonne imlnman
* 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000 -
. Florida 33975
* Usa lerrero
* Paul Meador .
* Grog Bone
1^ If you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call! a,
]H[ a ir aindL
., REA TOR*
8 SPORTS Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24, 2005
LaBelle Storm 10-
Clearwater Vipers 0
The Storm, LaBelle's sem-pro
football team, traveled to St.
Pete on Saturday night, Feb. 19,
shutting out the Clearwater
Vipers 10-0, redeeming them-
selves after a loss to the Ocala
Thoroughbreds last week. After
a scoreless first quarter and a
bad snap by the Vipers, the
Storm scored the first 2. points of
the game with a safety. The sec-
ond quarter points continued to
climb as a second safety was
scored on a quarterback sack by
a host of Storm players. Flex
Tolen rushed up the middle and
scored a 10-yard touch down.
The Storm held the score at 10-0
for the remainder of the game.
Marcus Mitchell threw 3-for-
10 for a total of 59 yards; he also
contributed to the running game
tennis off to
The Cowgirls tennis team is off
to a 2-0 start this year and from the
looks of things Coach Spratt has a
good problem to deal with. "We
have 22 girls out for the team so we
have a lot to chose from," she said.
After winning by default against
Riverdale, the Cowgirls, hosted
Clewiston and came away with a
commanding 0-1 victory. All five of
the singles matches were won by
the Cowgirls and the doubles team
split their matches as they won a 9-
7 pro set and lost one 8-2.
In the singles the Cowgirls got
things started with their number
one player as Amanda Pittman
won by a 6-1 and 6-2 margin. She
was followed by wins from Jesse
Meador, Vancheska Koch, Kaitlin..
Marotti and Shannon Christy.
Marotti and Christy played in their
first ever match with Christy com-
with 32 yards from the ground.
His main target during the game
was Myron Scott, with 2 grabs
for 49 yards.
Game highlights include
Maurice McClain's 14 tackles
and 3 sacks along with Flex
Tolen, P.J. Crews, Patrick O'Ban-
non and Lawrence Williams all
contributing with 8 tackles each.
Defensively, the team was
very strong by forcing 5
turnovers, 4 fumbles and 1 inter-
ception by Shawn Fields.
This weekend our own local
semi-pro football team is look-
ing for some hometown support
as they face off against Home-
stead's Florida Kings (1-1).
t3ame starts at 7 p.m., Saturday,
Feb. 26 at Davis Pratt Park.
Admission is $5.
Cowgirls' softball 1-1
By Roger Alexander
The Cowgirls softball team is
looking for big things this season
and what better to see how
things will go than to face the
defending state champion in
Glades Day. "We want to see
where we ate as team and the
only way to do that is to play the
top competition," Coach Marro-
Fresh off their pre season
tournament victories, the Cow-
girls were looking, to start off
fast. The Cowgirls started off a lit-
tle shaky as the defense had a
couple of first inning jitters. Two
fly balls to the outfield allowed a
score without getting a hit.
The Cowgirls then got their
chance to show what they had.
The first hit for LaBelle was a
triple off the bat of Dani Blake.
Things looked good for the Cow-
girls to get the score even. How-
ever, the very next batter tried to
sacrifice Blake in but the throw
was made to home instead of
first and she was thrown out.
The rest of the game was a
defensive struggle as neither
team could mount any offense.
Both pitchers threw one hitters
and neither team could get
another score. The Cowgirls lost
Coach Marroquin said after-
wards that his team settled
down after the mishaps and
played some great ball. "We will
be fine with what we have." he
The team had a game against
Dunbar canceled so their overall
record stands at 1-1. LaBelle will
have two home games this
week before going to
Immokalee on Friday. First they
will play host to North Port and
then tonight they host Palmetto
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Tennis, anyone? The LHS tennis teams have been practicing for a few weeks now. The girl's
team, coached by Bobbie Spratt, has 28 girls on the roster. This will be the first year for. a
boy's team, coached by Patrick McElroy (LHS Exceptional Ed teacher). The teams are com-
prised of students from the 9th through the 12th grades. Take a ride out to the LaBelle Sports
Park, off of Cowboy Way and watch a tennis match up close and support the teams.
ing away with a 6-0 and 6-0 victory.
Marotti wasn't bad either as she
won 6-1 and 6-2.
In the doubles Coach Spratt
tried to get some other girls
Junior Pro B Champions
The Magic team members celebrate winning the Junior
Pro B Division championship. The boys earned a 10-2
season record. Their coaches are Jeff Burton, and Ricky
Redish. Pictured, front row from left: Sean Munson, Bob
Sanchez, Preston Long, Dillion Hinson, Ronnie Burton,
Cory Helvey. Back row: Bo Meador, Tanner Redish, Dal-
ton Longnecker, Alton Burton.
Junior Pro B winners
Junior Pro B Division three-point winners: Tanner
Redish, 11, and Andrea Lutkenhaus, 10. They are pic-
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Pittman and Sierra Giddes out in loss.
the first match. They came away From here the girls will travel for
with the 9-7 victory. Kaitlin Marotti the first time. They will be at Lehigh
and Christy Wilson were the other and then go to Lemon Bay tonight.
Some things you'll always remember your first day at
school, your first love and, for many LaBelle youngsters,
their first flight in a small aircraft. Some eight pilots
made a lasting impression on their young passengers at
the Feb. 15 Young Eagles event at the LaBelle Airport.
One of those youngsters is 12-year-old LaBelle Middle
School sixth-grader Kenneth Schroeder, Although this
was Kenneth's second time in a small plane, he found he
enjoyed it so much he signed up for flight lessons. He's
been practicing on a computer simulation at home and
has already found that he prefers stick controls to wheel
controls. Pilot Charles Kirkpatrick is pictured with Ken-
neth after he showed him the ropes. Mr. Kirkpatrick was
impressed with how smoothly the novice operated the
RV-6 craft. The craft will do 200 m.p.h. and cruises at 160
m.p.h. The pilots all donate their time and expertise to
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' All events, casual dress
Carnival through Sunday, Feb.
21, Cowboy Way and Lion's Drive
Friday, Feb. 25,2005
6:00 p.m. All
GOSPEL SING! The
tet of Shep- '".
herdsville, KY. First ,
Baptist Church, 330 N. Main. For
more information call 863-675-
8:00 p.m. All Indian EIRA
Rodeo Rodeo Grounds -South of
town $ 10 Admission Fee
8:00 p.m. Swamp C'abbage
Festival Middle School Dance
LaBelle Civic Center
Saturday, Feb. 26,2005
8:30 a.m. Swamp Stomp 5 K
Run Riverbend Estates. Call 675-
3128 or e-mail sahein@earth-
link.net for more information.
S10:00 a.m. Swamp Cabbage
Parade Main Street
3:00 p.m. Local Youth Rodeo
7:00 p.m. PCA Rodeo Rodeo
.Sunday, Feb. 27,20051
3:00 p.m. PCA Rodeo Rodeo
In Barron Park crafts, food,
music, kids' stuff
Saturday, Feb. 26,2005
Around and About Town
Sunday, Feb. 27,2005 10:15 a.m. Carolyn Ford -
9:00 a.m. LaSheba Travis Soloist
Soloist 10:30 a.m. Strings of Praise .
9:00 a.m. Prayer and Commu- 11:30 a.m.. Dillon Thomas,
nity Church Service-Rev L.W. Southern Gospel
Howard and the Community Har- 12:30 p.m. Strings of Praise
vest Praise Band 1:30 p.m. LaBelle School of
10:00 a.m. Eastside Baptist Dance
Youth 2:15 p.m. Carlson Youth Praise
2:30 p.m. Swamp Cabbage
Bass Angler Awards
3:00 p.m. Buckshot
3:45 p.m. Swamp Cabbage
Queen And Princess
4:00 p.m. Buckshot,
Master of Ceremonies: Mickey
No Admission Fee
11:00 a.m. Park Open -Wel-
come Ken Pickles
Prayer -W.T. "Bill" Maddox, Jr.,
11:15 a.m. Buckshot
12:15 p.m. LaBelle Middle
School Jazz Band and Chorus,
directed by Amy Tovar
1:00 p.m. Introduction Swamp
Cabbage Queen and Princess,
Grand Marshall, Public Officials,
Pioneer Family, Cattleman of the
Year, Swamp Cabbage Demon-
1:30 p.m. Echoes of Elvis
2:15 p.m. Swamp Cabbage
Queen and Princess
2:30 p.m. Echoes of Elvis
3:30 p.m. Country Rhythm
4:30 p.m. Buckshot
5:00 p.m. Entertainment con-
Sabal palm It's all about swamp cabbage
Welcome to the 39th Annual the spirit of friendship. Enjoy the
Swamp Cabbage Festival! sunshine, the local color and, oh
If this is.your first trip here for yes, make sure you get a taste of
this unique festival honoring the
Florida State tree, as well as a
staple of old Florida pioneers'
diet, we know y'all will have a
memorable time. -
If you have sampled the fun L
of the Swamp Cabbage Festival
before, welcome back! Glad you
could make it.
If you're a local, well, you
know hoxy lucky you are! i.
Any way you look at it new- ,,.,,,,.,, :
comer, returning friend or local
resident we invite everyone to
kick back, forget the cares of the Whr uliy
world and have a grand time in We*fferso e- f
swamp cabbage to go with the
warm sunshine, cool oak
canopy and friendly smiles.
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Local "Ironman" Triathletes to run in 5k
Entertainment is everywhere
You won't believe your eyes! Or your ears, either, but Elvis
is right here in LaBelle. Yes, "The King" has consented to
sing and show off his famous moves at the gazebo in Bar-
ron Park Saturday, Feb. 26. Check out J.W. Adams'
Echoes of Elvis at 1:30 and again at 2:30 p.m. Slick back*
your duck tails, guys, and gals pony tails will be back in,
style to enjoy this five star tribute to the King of Rock
'n Roll. This is just part of a great two-day entertainment
line up that includes local favorites Larry Woosley and his
Buckshot Band, the Country Rhythm Cloggers, Dillon
Thomas, church choirs, and local soloists LaSheba Travis
and Carolyn Ford. And, oh yes, this year's 2005 Miss
LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival .and Princess will be on
stage as well. Check the schedule of events in this issue
for days and times.
Introducing: the first
CRCA Cabbage Paddle!
The Caloosahatchee River Citi-
zens Association (CRCA), also
known as "Riverwatch," is a non-
profit organization dedicated to
protecting the Caloosahatchee
River acind Its watershed, by increas-
ing putilic a ,ren'ress of the irnpor-
tance of the river to our quaJir of
To start this year, the group has
planned its first "Cabbage Canoe"
and kayak excursion. This unique
event will allow paddlers to view
the Caloosahatchee's scenic beau-
ty up close and help exercise away
all calories from all the great
* Swamp Cabbage Festival foods!
The Cabbage Paddle will take
place on Saturday, Feb. 26, in Bob
Mason Park in LaBelle, during the
celebration of the town's 39th
Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival.
Members of the CRCA "River-
watch" would be delighted if you
would like to be a part of this cele-
bration by participating in the Cab-
bage Paddle. \
For on-line registration, and
information on the Cabbage Pad-
dle please visit their website at
Come have fun in the River!
There is no other sport that
exemplifies human conditioning-,
like that of the triathlete. This year
the Swamp Stomp 5k Run/Walk
in LaBelle is proud to present two
such athletes from Naples, Flori-
da, who have come to run in our
little town. Joe Boness, and Sara
Weaver are both on their way
north to Clermont., Florida to
compete in a triathlon event on
Sunday the 27th of February. The
Swamp Stomp 5k run will be
integrated as part of their vigor-
ous training program, and both
are more than happy to join us.
They are coming. to LaBelle,
because both are animal lovers
and there is a connection here to
the local Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety. Joe has family members that
live close by in Ortona, and who
are actively involved with the
Humane Society. Sara, a dog
lover herself, has even adopted
and rescued a retired greyhound
For those not familiar with an
"Ironman Triathlon", it consists
of a 26.2 mile run, a 2.4 mile
swim, and 112 miles of bicycling.
It requires an unbelievable disci-
pline for training. Joe Boness
usually bikes 40 miles in the
morning before he goes to work.
He runs every other day, and one
time a week he will do a long run,
anywhere from 13 to 21 miles. In
the evenings he swims at the
beach, which he says is his
favorite time. USA Triathlon has
named Joe the ih fastest
triathelete amateur of2004.
Remember, Joe is 49 years old!
He also holds titles of "Ironman
of the Year" for 2001 and 2004.
Since 1984 Joe has participated in
over three hundred triathlon
Sara Weaver age 40, also hails
from Naples. 'She has competed
in six full Ironman events. She
was the winner in 'the "Duke
Blue Devil" triathlon in Durham,
North Carolina in 2001 and 2003.
She also has won the "Great
Floridian" in Clermont in 2001
Last years Swamp Stomp 5k
Run had one hundred forty three
participants; this year's race
looks to be even bigger. All regis-
tered runners and walkers will
receive a commemorative tee
shirt for the event. So come on
out to meet Joe and Sarah, and
remember all proceeds go to our
local Caloosa Humane Society.
Online registration is available
at ACTIVE.COM.. Same day regis-
tration ($20.00) is also available
from 6:30am until 8:00am prior
to the race, on Saturday the 26t\
at the race start, just north of the
Swamp Cabbage facts
The, first Swamp Cabbage
Festival was sponsored by the
LaBelle Jaycees on Jan. 20 and
Honorees for that first festi-
val were: Queen Linda Stilwell
and Grand Marshal City Com-
missioner Robert E. Byrd.
In 1969 the festival added
the first Pioneer of the Year
award to Mrs. Corrine Forrey,
who was born in LaBelle in
Proceeds from the first
Swamp Cabbage Festival were
donated to many fine causes:
The Firemen's Club donated
proceeds from its turkey shoot to
the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch;
the Quarterback Club donated to
the athletic department of
LaBelle High School; the firemen
gave proceeds of their football
game to finance a junior high
After several years, the festi-
val grew so much that the
Jaycees could no longer take on-
the project alone. The Swamp
Cabbage Festival Committee, a
group of volunteers, took over
the planning and execution of
the biggest. annual event in
LaBelle. Profits are still funneled
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The Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val initiated a $1,000 scholarship
open to LaBelle High School
seniors in 1990. LaBelle High
School salutatorian Lane Berg
was that first recipient.
bridge. Spectators are welcome
and if you are along Bridge Street
at 8:30am you can watch the run-
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Walkers, there is still time to
come out and get your exercise
for the day before sitting down
and watching the great entertain-
ment in Barron Park!
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Martha Raye Humphries: Parade Grand Marshall
By Donna Meister
First Baptist Church secretary
Brenda Wickenden wrote a
wonderful letter of nomination
for a most worthy Grand Mar-
shall and the Swamp Cabbage
Committee has chosen one of
It is both an honor and a privi-
lege this year for LaBelle to have
as their Swamp Cabbage Parade
Grand Marshall our very own
Martha Raye Humphries.
Martha Raye is a lifelong resi-
dent of LaBelle. Martha's father,
Kirby Thompson, came to
LaBelle in 1918 on a cattle drive
with his uncle who worked for
Lykes Brothers. They drove cattle
from Pasco County to Big
Cypress. He was originally from
the Lake Okeechobee area,
moving permanently to LaBelle.
in 1923. Working for Hendry Cat-
tle Company and Barney Barron,
Kirby was a cattleman and
rancher his entire life. He died
when he was 70 years old.
Martha's mother Thelma, lived
until the age of 96. Martha Raye
is related to the Davidson, Good-
no, Small, Taylor and Langford
families. (We possibly missed
someone.) The Humphries Fam-
ily was the 1989 Farm Family of
the Year and the Kirby Thomp-
son Family was the 2002 Pioneer
Family of the Year.
A life-long resident of LaBelle,
Martha taught pre-school from
1975-1990 at the First Baptist
Church in LaBelle. Most all the
children that she worked with
still remember her and still tell
her they love her. She remem-
bers them all fondly. She said she
wished she had written a book
about all the comical things that
Martha Raye Humphries
the kids have said over the years.
She has kept some of their art-
work and papers and gets them
out now and then for a good
Martha likes to be active,
helping wherever she is needed.
She has no time for hobbies. She
is devoted to this town. Husband
Charles drove the band bus,
while she chaperoned events for
the LaBelle High School Band
when her children were in
school. She is still selling tickets
at various school events, work-
ing the concession stands for dif-
ferent sporting events, Martha is
always there to lend a hand.
Throughout her many years
of service to our community,
Martha has been an active volun-
teer in Key Club, PTA, Band
Boosters, Brownies, a Girl Scout
Leader, Sunday School secretary
for the First Baptist Church and
co-chair of the social committee
at her church. She has been a
member of the Swamp Cabbage
Festival where she has served as
treasurer, recording secretary
and director., Martha is also
active in the Woman's Club,
where she has held various
offices. She is a member of the
Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter
of American Business Women's
Association where she has held
the office of president, vice-pres-
ident, secretary and treasurer
and has been honored as
Woman of the Year twice. She
was honored as SWFL Council
ABWA Woman of the Year and
also received the Lifetime
Achievement Award. She has
chaired all the committees at
least one time! She was also the
Hendry County School Volunteer
of the Year in 1999-2000. Being a
cancer survivor, she worked dili-
gently for the April 2004 Walk for
Life. She was the chairman of
the survivor committee and the
dinner committee that fed all the
cancer survivors and also chair-
man of the ABWA Walk for Life
If you need a ride to the hos-
pital or you need someone to sit
with you at the hospital, Martha
Raye is always there for you day
or night. One of the biggest
assets others have mentioned is
that she is a friend to everyone,
always willing to help with any
project that would benefit
LaBelle and various organiza-
tions. "She has quite a sense of
humor and makes it fun to work
on projects together,", friend
Brenda Wickenden says. Anyone
who knows Martha, knows she
spends a lot of hours working
behind the scenes. This woman,
does not know how to say no!
As if spending all her time vol-
unteering for local church, civic
and school organizations isn't
enough, Martha Raye also works
cattle with her family (they own
over 250 head) and she now
substitute teaches at LaBelle
High School. This is one woman
who doesn't shy away from hard
With a twinkle in her eye, she
tells that her husband Charles
comes from Pa-Hock-ie. After 47
years of marriage they still have a
genuine love and respect for one
another. Daughter Heidi says,
"My Mom is just awesome! I'm
glad she's mine- and I could say
that about my Dad too!" Martha
says her daughters Cindi and
Heidi have gotten her in a lot of
"trouble" over the years like
getting her involved with so
So for all these reasons and
more, please be sure to thank
Martha Raye for all her diligent
years of volunteering, making
LaBelle a better place for us all.
When you are out at the park
this weekend, be sure and go by
the ABWA booth. She'll proba-
bly be cooking hamburgers or
no. doubt working in some
capacity. Please extend your
greetings and heartfelt thanks for
all her years of devotion to our
community. We could all learn
something from this tireless ser-
vant. Just think, because she did
it all, we didn't have to! It's peo-
ple like Martha Raye Humphries
that make LaBelle the special
place we call "home."
Billy Joe Tindall connects with LaBelle youth
Walter Lawrence Tindall III is
being honored as the LaBelle
Swamp Cabbage Festival -2005
Cattleman of the Year. Few folks
in our area would recognize him
as Walter Lawrence Tindall III,
but mention Billy Joe and'you
will get a lot of smiles.
Billy Joe was born on Octo-
ber 14, 1968, and has lived all of
his life right here in the
Hendry/Glades County area of
Florida. He graduated from
Moore Haven Junior/Senior High
School in 1986. His parents are
Billy Tindall and Linda Crawford.
He has two brothers, Mark Tin-
dall and Donnie Crawford, and
two sisters, Lon 'Brinker.'and
Njicole Tindall. He is married to
Andie Dillon Tindall, and has a
three year old son, Windall Tin-
Billy Joe works throughout
,our area contracting with cattle
ranchers to do a wide assort-
ment of tasks necessary to run a,
cattle ranch. He can build a
fence with the best fence
builders anywhere. He has the
gentle touch to nurse back to
health a sick dobie calf and the
strength to round up d cantan-
kerous old bull. The cattle ranch-
2005 SCF Cattleman of the
Year Billy Joe Tindall with his
three-year-old son, Windall.
Swamp Cabbage 101
Swamp cabbage: not
easy but worth it
At the heart of the Swamp
Cabbage Festival is the Sabal
Palm tree. Better known as the
Swamp Cabbage Tree, the Sabal
Palm was selected by the State
Legislature in 1953 as the state
Grown throughout the state,
the tree is cold resistant and
well-suited for a variety of land-
scape uses. But there is another
side to this wonderful plant.
The bud, or new growth of
the tree, can be harvested for
food after the tree matures to.
about 12-20 feet in height. The
bud is about three feet in length
and js known as swamp cab-
History recalls it being a sta-
ple of the Indian and early set-
tlers' diet, as well as'a source of
building material. The swamp
cabbage, or hearts of palm, can
be eaten raw, or cooked in avari-
ety of forms.
Because of the natural seed-
ing process,, swamp cabbage
trees will replace ,each one that
is cut for food. The new trees will
yield swamp cabbage in about
three to five years.
The harvesting of the cab-
bage is best done as a team
effort. A pair of spotters goes
ahead of the rest to identify the
trees and to cut away the fan-
shaped leaves from the top of.
the tree. The next person
through is the cutter. It is his job
to cut the three-foot bud from
the top of the tree with a chain
After the buds are dropped on
the ground a team of "booters"
comes along and strips the outer
covering of decayed leaf stalks,
called "boots," that are wrapped
around the trunk. There are sev-
eral layers. of these boots that
must be carefully removed
before reaching the swamp cab-
The cabbage .is then cut into
bite -size pieces and is ready for
preparation in any number of
Harvesting swamp cabbage
is a hot and tireless job, but it is
made easier by a good crew
,working together and the
knowledge of the good eating
waiting at the end of the day.
ing business is a 24/7 kind of
work and Billy Joe is always
there to help out a. rancher who
needs a hand. Billy Joe also
maintains his own herd of cattle
and his own cattle business, the
WL Tindall Cattle Company.
For many years Billy Joe has
been known as one of the best
bull riders in LaBelle. He now
spends much of his rodeo time
helping out with the younger rid-
ers. He is an active member of
the LaBelle, Family Livestock
Association and is always
involved in making the area
horse shoks and rodeos suc-
cessful events Most of'the: local.
rodeo fans have seen Bill\ Joe in
the arena on his horse, one hand
on the reins and the other hold-
ing onto his.son, Windall. Much
of his rodeo work now is back-
stage doing necessary tasks such
as helping a young rider find the
right bit to control her horse. For-
Billy Joe it is all about children
Billy Joe is well known
throughout this area. He has a
heart bigger than Texas, and
always a smile on his face. He is
always there when anyone
needs "help. Billy Joe Tindall
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Crackers of the Caloosahatchee: A Pioneer Family's Story
Stanley B. Andrews, Ph.D.
(Based upon interviews with
Perry M.Ballard, Sr., and
other family members)
LaBelle's "swamp cabbage
festival" is very much in the tradi,
tion of southern author, Majorie
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er, it, is increasingly difficult to
identify descendants of pioneer
families who still live along the
old oxbows of the Caloosahatch-
ee River Valley. A lack of living
wage jobs in agriculture and local
industry, shortages of affordable
housing and land, out-of-control
development, and increasing
restrictions over access to both
public and private lands has
impacted the resources upon
which many old cracker families
have depended historically. The
meanders of the Caloosahatchee
River afforded pioneer families
regular fertilization of their garden
plots with flooding, and easy
* access to biologically diverse nat-
ural resources. The Federal damn-
ing of Lake Okeechobee signaled
the beginning of the end of "The
River of Grass," and the cultures,
which had depended upon the
flow. With the straightening of the
Caloosahatchee, and draining of
the Everglades, rising property
values caused cattle companies
and other corporate growers and
real estate speculators to force
"by hook and by crook," many
pioneers from their lands and
The Ballard family is remark-
able, in that they still remember
many of their customs and tradi-
tions, including hunting and fish-
ing in the Everglades. Initially, Bal-
lards emigrated from England to
New England in 1630. By 1652,
Colonel Thomas Ballard and his
family had settled in Virginia. Dur-
ing the Revolutionary War, family
members served in Washington's
army. By the turn of the century,
the Ballard family had continued
to migrate down the east coast,
into the Carolinas-and Georgia.
Working in the pinewoods, they
were primarily into lumbering
and gathering of navel stores.
Occupations also included busi-
ness, clergy, law, and medicine.
Along the way, they added family
from France, Ireland and Wales,
as well as from Native American
groups; such as the Lumbee, and
the Cherokee. For example;
results from a recent DNA test,
conducted by Perry Ballard, Sr.,
yielded estimates of between 8-15
percent Native American ances-
By the early 1800s, members
of the Ballard family had settled in
Myaka City, near Arcadia in Deso-
to County, Florida. Arcadia was a
regional center for lumbering and
the family worked in the forests
and in the mills, as well as supple-
menting their income through
gardening, and fishing, hunting
and gathering in the Peace River
Valley. During the Civil War, Bal-
lards also served in the Confeder-
ate army. Most of the Ballards cur-
rently residing in LaBelle are
descended from Perry M. Ballard
and his wife, LuCretia A. Tillet,
and their son Fayette (Fait) Bal-
lard, who was married to Zora
Browning, all of whom were
residing around Arcadia. Later, in
1921, LuCretia became a charter
member of the Church of God in
LaBelle, and family recall how
they used to gather at the river, by
the boatdock for baptism.
During World War 1, Perry M.
and his sons, including Fait Bal-
lard, served. with the horse-drawn
artillery of the U.S. Army. As a
Woodrow Wilson granted Perry
M. a parcel of 160 acres of land.
Subsequently, President Warren
G. Harding granted Fait another
160 acres .of land. Both parcels
S were located on a tributary of Fish
Eating Creek in Glades County
(filed 1922 and 1925). In 1917, Fait
Ballard married Zora Browning
when she was 13 years of age,
Zora Ballard was to eventually
have 13 children. Eventually, the
family acquired land on the Bee
Branch, as well as in" Ft. Denaud,
'where they began to cultivate 30
acres of oranges near the
Caloosahatchee. When the
oranges were ready to pick; a
dealer would come out from Alva
with a crew of both white and
black workers to harvest the crop.
Eventually the family built a home
for Zora, surrounded by 11 lots, in
LaBelle; near U-Save.
Members of the family recall
how they would always put in a
large garden including sweet
corn, peas, watermelon, can-
taloupe, tomatoes, pole beans,
greens, and okra. Everyone also
used to maintain a pineapple
patch, and raise chickens, a milk
cow and often a pig or two, out at
Ft. Denaud, and also in LaBelle.
This practice stopped with adop-
tion: of the LaBelle City Ordinance
in the 1940s. Much of the meat
and poultry still came from the
Everglades i.e. wild pig, ducks,
geese, wild turkey, and so forth.
Fishing continued for the table,
and also for income. Most of the
Ballards were educated locally in
Ft. Denaud and LaBelle schools.
Standing in rear from left: Hiram, Fait and Jimmy. Front row
from left: Douglas, Perry and Louis.
Fait with horse in Glades county
When they fell ill, doctors such as
Weaver and Siebo, would come
to their house. When no local
doctors were available they'
would "go through the woods,"
to Arcadia to Doctors Bevis and
Kirkpatrick. But it was "high
water" which really impacted
them. Once, during the "big
storm of 1926,' Perry Ballard Sr.,
recalled how their old raised
home, experienced water all the
way up to the porch. Indeed, the,
cemetery was flooded so badly
that "Uncle Canitas's" casket
popped out of the ground, along
with several other caskets, and
they had to be re-interred.
It would not be "a stretch" to
describe Fait Ballard as a model
"cracker," in that he not only
knew most of the customs and
traditional ways of the Everglades,
but he actively supported his fam-
'ily by practicing them. He worked
as a cowboy in season for the Billy
Wells Cattle Co (now the Berry
Groves). It was Mr. Wells father.
who started the Arcadia Rodeo. In
the 1920s, he was also a game
warden, catching poachers in
Glades County. During the fever
.tick outbreak of 1923, he received
50 cents an ear, for every deer,
which he killed, in order to com-
bat the ill-fated epidemic. Howev-
er, his greatest "claim to..fame,"
came from 'his considerable
knowledge and skill in collecting
animals. For example, in the
1940s, he live-trapped 113 rac-'
coons, which were shipped to a
coon club in Tennessee for repop-
ulating their hunting ground.
Fait became one of the main
providers of reptiles for the Ross
Reptile Institute in Silver Springs,
Florida. Indeed, he was so good at
collecting poisonous snakes that
the U.S. Government commend-
ed him during WWII, for provid-
ing snake venom for making anti-
venom to protect the troops. It
should be noted that one reason
that Fait and other crackers
became skilled in living off the
land, was their continuing good
relations with the neighboring
Seminole Indians. For example; a
Seminole of some note in Big
Cypress, not only hunted with
Fait, but was a regular member at
the supper table. One aspect of
Fait was his love of dogs. Once,
when a dog was badly "cut up" by
a wild -pig, Fait simply pulled a
sack needle and some cat gut out
of his hat band, calmly pulled the
edges of the deep wound togeth-
er and sewed it up. After a couple'
of weeks the hound dog was as
"good as ever."
Fait had five brothers and sis-
ters, which also have spread up
and down the Caloosahatchee
River Valley. Fait and Zora Bal-
lard's descendants include the-
Hiram Ballard branch, of the fami-
ly. Born 4/20/1920, John Harold
was the oldest in the family. Mar-
ried to Dorothy Penfield, they had'
three children. Harold started
working in the WPA Civilian Con-
servation Camp in Sebring, where
they built roads. Later he served
in the U.S. Air Force, until he died
of natural causes in 1956. .
. Born 12, 17 21, Hiram, married
Beatrice Green and they also had
three children. He served in the
U.S. Army. Later he worked for
the Coast Line Railroad in Palm
Dale. Initially, he would refuel
steam loconmotiVes by manually
loading coal into their boiler
boxes. With the advent of diesels,
he operated a dragline on a flat
car, maintaining the beds. After
retiring from .the railroad, he
moved back to LaBelle and oper-
ated draglines for Hendry County.
After this retirement,' he started
his onri business operating a
Born 4/4/24-died 4/1.2001,
Lewis S. Ballard, married (Dolly)
Adelaide Scamordella. They had
four children. Lewis served in the
U.S. Navy, and upon his return,
worked as a section foreman for
the railroad in Palm Dale. He then
worked for Gulf Oil Co. in Ever-
glades City for thirty years. In the
'56s, his house was destroyed by
flooding and he returned to
LaBelle. Subsequently, he worked
for Hendry County on the roads
until his second retirement. Lewis
was known far and wide for his
skills and knowledge of fishing
and hunting in the Everglades,
and supplemented their income
by guiding tourists in season.'
(Jimmy) Ander L. Ballard was
born 2/21/25, married to Mildred
Long and they had five children.
(Jimmy) Ballard worked for U.S.
Sugar, and then was a lineman for
the local telephone company. He
enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where
he served until his death in 1990.
. Born 1/24/28, Dorothy Ballard
was married to Webster Hull, a
real estate broker. They had two
daughters' She worked for the
Naples Public Hospital, and also
drove a school bus for Collier
County for twentyyears..
Born 6/19/30,died 1980. Dou-
glas Ballard was married to Betty
Davidson. He served in the U.S.
Army signal Corps in Germany for
seventeen years. Upon his return,
he was a very successful bee-
keeper and. had a large Amway
business. I Born 12/4/32, Perry
Ballard, Sr. was married to Jewel
Hall, and they had three children.
He served as a tugboat skipper in
the U.S. Navy in Japan and the
South Pacific for eleven years.
Upon his discharge, he worked in
construction on Marco Island
until he returned to LaBelle. Here,
he worked for U-Save, .and
worked for the state as the bridge
tender over the LaBelle Bridge
over the Caloosahatchee, until his
Born 1/3/35, Verna Lee Ballard
was married to (Top) Earl Thig-
pen who was a successful com-
mercial net fisherman in the
coastal bays, until he died
5 28. 1996. She also \v worked at the
State Hospital in Sunny Land,
until she moved to Actworth,
Georgia where she recently
retired from Star Printing Co.. ,
Born, 9/28/36, Joyce L. (Loret-
ta) was married to Robert Easterly
and they had three children.: He
was a commercial stone crab
fisherman in Collier County until
Born 11/27/38, Jacquelyn
(Jackie) Ballard, married
Clarence Young and they had two
children. He served in the U.S.
Navy. He also served as a fireman
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Zora and Fait Ballard Sept 3
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worked for the T.L. Hudkins Oil the Glades, many of them still
Co., as a book keeper until her know where the best fishing
retirement. holes are and how to make wild
Born 9/18/40, Gail M. Ballard guava jelly. Related to "Flora and
married Manual Sanchez and they Ellas," famous local restaurant
had five 'children. He served in family, Ballards also know how to
both the Merchant Marine and the ,cook country delicacies, includ-
.U.s. Navy, until retiring to Alva. ing liver and onions, gator tail,:
Born 10/6/42, olores swamp cabbage (sabal.. palm)
(Sharkey) married Butch Gibson chicken and dumplings, frog legs,
who was a contractor and a: etc. It should be noted, that in an
roofer. The) had three children. age when most people have to
She was a housewife, and also call the plumber, carpenter or
catered parties and.social events. electrician for ius ahot ebverv-
Born 4 8.'194-, Robert D.
(Dewey) married Addie McKin-
ney and they had six children. He
served in the U.S.'Na\y on an air-
craft carrier. Subsequently he
worked as a contractor on Marco
In conclusion, the Ballard fam-n
ily has always been committed to
service to God and country some
as: late as the First Gulf War. Many
of the family still attend the
Church of God in LaBelle,.
although others attend other
denominations. Farfily members
have been active in the Masons,
The American Legion, and Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars. While they
no longer make a living from'
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*.long way to go to match the record
streak of 11 straight seasons 'set by
Charles Jones, who spent most of his
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thing, the Ballards are still very
self-reliant. They know about:
'how to build and fix just about
anything. This ranges from build-',
ing and repairing their own
homes, to making competition
mud racers, drag racers, swamp
buggies and air boats. An estimat-
ed 300 members come to the
annual Ballard reunion,' even
though it is increasingly difficult to
attract younger family members.
In total, the Hiram Ballard branch
has 39 grandchildren, 86 great
grandchildren, and 35 great-great-
grandchildren, certainly following
the Biblical adage, "to be fruitful
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planning or related field and seven years ex-
perience and possess an AICP. Position
open until filled.
Building Inspector/Plan Review
All candidates must provide a minimum of 5
years construction experience with their ap-
plication and be eligible for provisional li-
censing-within 6 months of hire. Candidates
must be computer literate, able to commu-.
nicate effectively both written and verbally
and willing to work in an outside environ-
ment. Employment may require some travel
for education purposes.
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Recreation
Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
Groundskeeper opening in LaBelle.
Applications can be obtained from Human
Resources in LaBelleCourthouse or Sub-of-
fice in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
for the above positions is March 2, 2005,
unless otherwise noted.
Full time positions with benefits. Vet Pref.
EEO. Drug free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance in applying call 863-
-PEING O AYIH
Basic skills, needed for these, positions:
* Basic math skills required with ability to read and
measure use of ingredients.
SWilling to work extended overtime hours.
Must be willing to work day or night shift with
some weekends or holidays work required.
Starting rate $7.50 per hour with immediate pay
increase after successfully completing 30 days
Position pays 1 1/2 times of base pay after 40
consecutive hours of work per week.
Benefits include company matching 401K and-
pension plan, paid vacation time, 5 1/2 paid hol-
idays, 5 paid sick days per year, discretionary end
of year bonus, wellness program, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care
Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle
Plant located at 6000 Highway 29 South. The plant
is located approximately 8 miles south of LaBelle.
Being bilingual in Spanish/English a considerable
plus. Phone calls will not be accepted. A.Duda &
Sons is an equal opportunity employer.
Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy 29 North in
Felda, Florida. Contact is Jim McVay (863) 673-
0363. EOE/V/H/FM .'
A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de coirbustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de soldadores
para su taller. Se ofrece un paquete que
incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida, vaca-
ciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. 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
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.
0 FE 3D AI
Duda, una empresa 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.
THE SEMINOLE TRIBE
Is.hiring a Bus Driver at our
Ahfachkee School on our Big
Cypress Reservation. HS
Diploma/GED. Valid FL CDL
Class B Drivers License.
Resumes to HR, 6300 Stirling
Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
via fax 954-967-3477 or email t
START NOWI Paid Training
' $12.50/hr + bonus! $25-
$41k yr! Portrait Fund-
raising for Volunteer Emer-
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(200)644-2822 Ext 137.
Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital in
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
Data entry, quality review and customer ser-.
vice for all Human resources/Payroll mat-
ters. Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel and
Access programs to create simple and
complex reports. Analytical skills are a
must. HS Diploma or GED required. Bilin-
gual (Eng/Span) preferred. Send resume to
RCMA, Attn: Lorena Hernandez at 402 West
Main Street, Immokalee, FL 34142 by Feb.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We
do not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or
national origin, religion or disabilities.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
in person at the
640 S. Main St.,
Alico. Inc. is an
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
Institution is now hiring:
For more info Contact Sgt. Woolfork @
Hendry C.I. is located @;
12551 Wainwright Drive,
Immokalee FI. 34142.
/ HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER% ,
CHL HoldinQs, 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. College degree preferred. Salary Range:
$30,000-$50,000 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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A Is now taking applications for: i
A CNA's, Housekeeping, v
^ and Floor Maintenance v
A Apply at 250 Broward Ave. v
^ LaBelle, FL 33935 V
OIL ROOM OPERATOR
Southern Gardens Citrus seeks an individual with pre-
vious experience operating and maintaining centrifug-
es ard pumps. Some mechanical abilities required
along with good math & organizational skills. Will be
performing heavy manual labor while working in a
noisy and wet environment. Must be able to function
in a team environment and work a flexible schedule
including nights, weekends, and holidays. High
school diploma or GED preferred. Employment in-
cludes 401-K, benefits, bonus opportunity, and week-
ly overtime potential. For additional information call
(86)9024133 or apply in person at 1820 CR 833.
RN's Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weekends
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
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plus. Includes Com-
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Semi-retired CPA now
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Good References, Experi-
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ter school 6:30-5:45pm
Calhoun & Bryan St.
trouble shooting, set-up,
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CDL CLASS B
DRIVING LICENSE REQUIRED
Must Have Clean Driving Record.
Good Benefit Package.
Drug Free Work Place.
(239)657-3168 & Ask
For Mark Myers or
Apply in person @
UNITED AGRI PRODUCTS
116 JEROME. DRIVE
--w IMMOKALEE, FL
SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
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-
w/CLASS A CDL LICENSE
To Drive Dump Truck &
Loader, Skid Steer, Dozer & Track
Hoe Experience a plus!
Work is located in the
for more information.
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
EOE www.hopehospice.ora/Careers.htm Drug
Yoder Brothers, a major US supplier of Horticultural
Products and Services has an immediate opportunity for a
bilingual (English/Spanish) Supervisor to supervise 'the
activities of production crew. Qualified candidates must
--.....: ... 2+ years of agriculture/horticulture supervisory
experience. An agriculture/horticulture degree ': d...:bl,:
as well as PC skills in Microsoft Office. Must enjoy working
in an outdoor environment and be flexible with regards to
work schedule. Interested individuals seeking year-round
employment and excellent benefits email or fax resumes to:
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Child Care Offered 415
Services Offered 425
Medical Services 435
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25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Coins Stamps 570
Computer Video 580
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 6J30
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
To s & Games 730
VC s 735
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
Mauve, velvet, Good
ELECTRIC RANGE Kenmore
2yrs. old used very little
white, like new,
Good Condition $10.
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
CLAIROL FOOT BATH- elec-
tric, like new, heat/
massage, 12x16x6, $20.
Electric Osterhair Cutting
& Trimming, all access. &
inst. book, like new, $15,
Need a few more bucks to
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Annual Income To Qualify
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
Bair's Electronics Service, Inc.
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MATTRESS PADS 2, New.
European Health Concept
Magnetic. Twin, $350.
PATIO SET (2) tables w/6
chairs & lounge chali
QS WATERBED- complete .
with dresser, mirror, ar,
moire. $700. (863)674-
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
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Closed Sunday. Call first
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Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft.
8'X 8' STEEL garage door
w/all acc. to hang with
$200 or best offer
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Quick turn around! Deliv,-
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RUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
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COFFEE TABLE & 2 End T3.
Cli. Ia'.i & wi ouiri iron
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well uteO ul :OU i 01al 10
DINETTE SET., C cnerr,
,8.a| p3au ,'1.200 jnii"nQ
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
LEATHER BLACK SOFAS .
(3)- 1 yr old
w/matching tables, $1500
LIVING RM SET
sofa, loveseat & chair
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
Spcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503. -
LR SET- peach, with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.:-
a soolaC Belle Thursda 5
RACE CARD BED
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
ROLL AWAY BED Like new!
SSOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
W/matching coffee table
WOOD TV STAND
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
'GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
- new, never used, includes
, stack & base. $75.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used lyr. $150
WOOD BURNING STOVE
PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
'lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand wall ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
die & starter kit, $100 and
i. much more. (863)467-
CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
'Enclosed Porch 'ir Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
:8x19 $600 863-357-0863
FKILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
SGUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
String, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,.
Must sell, very good cond,
Recently tuned, $550 neg.
good cond. w/case $500
**- * *
PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
RED ROCK/JOHNSON AM-
ER.BULL DOG PUPS- 1st
shots, papers, $500 neg.
2, females, All shotsNet
checked Good temperament
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-331.2
54 in. Big Screen
GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2'-
31/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
TILLER TROYBUILT $850,
Red Max 3800 chainsaw
$150, Echo CS 5000
chainsaw $150, 2-3400
Echo blade edger $150,
Red Max BC 3400 trimmer
STAR WARS I, II, 11II Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Get ready for spring with this patio cover project.
Not only will it act as an umbrella against rain and
sun to extend your living space, but this cost-effi-
cient, do-it-yourself version can add resale value to
your home. Detailed instructions and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make it a breeze for
Built from standard lumber and translucent fiber-
glass panels (available at most home and garden cen-
ters), the project is designed with specifications for
,three sizes of patio covers: 8 feet deep by 12 feet
long, 12 feet deep by 24 feet long and 16 feet deep
by 20 feet long.
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
& short term parking.
discounts. Ag Equip,
semi's, buses. Acre +
1500 sq ft w/14'OH doors.
ANTIQUE WESTERN SAD-
DLE, High Cantle 4" 14"
seat, riding cond. $275
LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
Model 350 w/5 ft. deck.,
RIDING MOWER- Crafts-
man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Business Places 910
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Hwy 80 frontage. Acre
Also, 1500 sq ft in-
side, 14' OH doors.
2BR/2BA Big yard
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 RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. incl tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. incl tax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incl tax 24 hr
access $25 returnable key
Patio Cover plan (No. 560)... $7.95
Patio Projects (No. C99)
Three other projects... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
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Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
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* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! 3BD/2BA, Former
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* $79,900 3BD/2BA mobile home available in LaBelle.
* $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 also available.
* $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2.25+/- acres zoned
* $44,900 Two properties 4.72+/- ac each. UNDER CON-
* $35,000 1.25+/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot
available. UNDER CONTRACT,
* $31,500 1.04 +/- acre homesite, no more city hustle & bus-
* $30,000 1.25 +/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot
* Half Acre+/-, wooded lot in town. Close to river.
* $49,900 .50+/- acre available in Lehigh.
* $40,000 Nice .25+/- acre lot dose to town.
* $35,000 Nice lot available in Port LaBelle.
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Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
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Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
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Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
. site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
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treal/investment. New sur-
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acre. Owner will finance.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
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$89,900. Acreage availa-
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views! Free info available.
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$99,900. Beautiful log
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way north of Boone. Wont
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BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568
Wanting to lease
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
2BR/2BA on 2.5 acres,
.$700 mo. + sec., non-s-
CALOOSA BELLE, 1BR,
Private & quite $400
+ $200 sec dep 863-
1-3 Cuartos dos banos
lista PARA SER occupada
1/4 Acr. -/+ para mas
information Llame Al,
3/2 Banos Double Trailer
por la calle Siox Ave.
probidad grande 4 privada.
Para mas information
Llamee Al (863)675-8888
3/2 TRAILER "NUEVO"
"Double" con prqbidad y
losimpestos de la probeelad
enclucdos. Llame A I
Double Trailes y Sencias
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas information
DOUBLEWIDE 4BR, 2BA,
on fenced lot in town
w/oaks & sprinkler sys.
FT DENAUD ACRES- on 2
acres, 3BR, with carport,
screen room, Ig storage,
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
UUULWIUt IVIUBILL HIIUlVI, U
-.. 4/2, Taking bids
560 Courtney Ct., Port LaBelle.
SCall Jude at:
Big Lake National Bank
Mobile Home For Sale
1993 singlewide 12x64,
3BR, 1BA. $3,100 neg.
Must be moved out!
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035
17' Mitch Craft
70HP Johnson Wtrl. $1500
AQUA -SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
BOAT, SEA NYMPH, 14 ft.,
aluminum, with trailer, no
motor. $500. (863)675-
KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792
SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, With
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff,
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towble Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' &12' wide
models ready for
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
DEEP SEA RODS & REELS-
tackle, marine radio, an-
chor, all for $150.
YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
500cc, 2wd, good
working cond. $1800
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Truhcks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
(2)COUGAR '87 1-run good
needs little work 1-for
parts $750 neg.
CHEVY CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
.firm (863)763-8763 .or
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Oak filled lots in
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Potential 9,000 sq.
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Lic. Real Estate Broker
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Our LoaBelle Office is
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FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
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SATURN '93 runs needs
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Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr.. $1299
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Melex Golf Cart
BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
In Good shape. $450.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
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MAZDA P/U 1995
w/Truck Cap. Good
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
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Chevy ,Astro Van, '99, 8
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r,:-., '.5.I or best offer.
Public Notice 5CI05
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday.
February 24. 2005 at 3:00 P.M. at
The Owen Luckey Ranch North La-
Belle, Florida, Glades County.
The prpse purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person orper-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal Is to
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Area Housing Commission
555627 CB/CGS 2/24/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District will hold a board of
Supervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
Martch n3, 2005, at 7:00 PM at the
office of the Oistrict located at
3025 Dellwood Terrace. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to conduct
routine business which may re-
sire action by the Board.
meeting is open to the pub-
555723 CB/CGS 2/24/05
Water Resource Advisory
C-43 West Storage
The South Florida Water Manage-
ment District will hold a WRAC
meeting on March 7, 2005. The
purpose of this issues workshop
will be to address the C-43 West
Storage Reservoir project (a com-
ponent of the Acceler8 Program)
and encourage and provide oppor-
tunity for public participation.
When: Monday, March 7, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM'- 9:00 PM
Where: LaBelle Civic Center
481 West Hickpochee Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
For additional information regarding
this workshop, please contact Brid-
get Geddes Appow 561/682-6004
Hendry County 4-H participates in Florida State Fair Fashion Show
By: Sonja Crawford
Hendry County 4-H sewing
members participated in the Flori-
da State Fair Fashion Show on Sat-
urday, Feb. 12. Fashions are con-
structed and modeled by Florida
4-H Youth. 4-H'ers modeling were
Jay Dee Hull, Mavis Plamondon,
Sabrina McCluskey, Clarissa
Madrid, Alsham Sabino, Anabel
Areniuas, Stanley Zupky, Jessica
Zupky, Christina Suarez, Brianna
Bevisme, Kiah Tippett, Asmaa
Odeh, San Juan Gomez, and
Participants were divided-up
into age groups (Young at Heart,
Savvy Sewers and Timely Teens)
and separated into categories
according to the type of garment
Front row from left: Juniors: Ahlam Sabini, Asmaa Odeh,
Sabrina MdClusky, middle row left: Clarissa Madrid, SanJua-
na Gomez, Anabell Arenivar and back row, Kiah Tippet.
constructed. Active Sports Wear,
School/Informal Wear, Dress for
Work (only for the Timely Teens),
Special Occasion (only for the
Timely Teens), and My Choice
were the different categories.
Anabel Areniuas captured sec-
ond place in the Young at Heart
My Choice Category with her
clouds and sun pajamas with
Clarissa Madrid placing third with
her lavender flannel pajama pants
accented with an applique shirt
with matching material. Jacinda
Sheltra was awarded third place
with her star pajamas accented
with her teddy bear and bedroom
shoes. Jacinda modeled in the
Savvy Sewers My Choice Catego-
ry. In the Timely Teens category,
Jessica Zupky modeled her
red/white oriental print dress in
the Special Occasion Category.
Jessica took third place.
Members modeling garments
were from the LaBelle Sewing 4-H
Club under the leadership of Eli-
nor Morlock, Pudge Lehman, and
Mary Robinson. Patricia Bosley
and Margaret Haywood are the
leaders of the Pioneer 4-H Club.
If you have sewing talents and
would like to provide assistance
to one of our sewing clubs, please
contact the 4-H Office at 674-4092
The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom, will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
50 to 80% off.
359 W Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle 675-2132
S; Top, seniors: Christina
S.... Suarez, Stanley Zupkey and
A K- Jessica Zupkey., Left, from
-Left: Intermediates: Jacinda
, -, .' Sheltra, Jaydee Hull, Briana
Devismeand Mavis Plamon-
LMSSpirit Week was a succession.
LMS Spirit Week was a success
The week of Jan. 31-Feb. 4,
was Spirit Week at LaBelle Mid-
dle School. Activities for the
week included were: Monday -
Crazy Sock Day, Tuesday Mis-
match Day, Wednesday Twin
Day, Thursday Patriotic Day, Fri-
day Spirit Day (Maroon and
Nominations for the King and
Queen were taken the prior
week with the following stu-
dents elected to the court:
King Candidates: Maamoon
Abeuluf, Hobbs Crockett,
Spencer Fletcher, Jared Phillips
and Caleb Rhoden. Queen Can-
didates Katey Kisela, Chelsey
Ramos, Roxanna Razo, Abbey
Shupe and Nancy Vasquez
Moore on FGCU
Florida Gulf Coast University
is pleased to announce that
Dean's list for
the Fall 2004
obtained a 4.0
average in her
major during Melissa
this semester. Moore
This is an out-
standing academic success and
reflects her commitment to
excellence, her persistence in
pursuing goals and her courage
in meeung challenges that face
her. The College of Education
commends heor her success
and wishes her continued suc-
cess as she pursues excellence.
Melissa is a resident of LaBelle,
teaches third grade at Communi-
ty Christian School and is the
wife of Jerry R. Moore Jr.
LaBelle Middle School Spirit Week ends with Coronation Ball.
The week's activities culminated on Friday and the King and
Queen were crowned at the "Coronation Ball" Friday evening.
Members of the court were announced and as students waited
anxiously, the King and Queen were crowned. 'Queen, Miss
Nancy Vasquez and King, Mr. Maamoon Abeuluf. Pictured, sit-
ting from left: Carlton Ragoonan, King Maamoon Abeuluf,
Queen Nancy Vasquez, Hobbs Crockett. Standing, from left:
Jared Phillips, Chelsey Ramos, Roxanna Razo, Katey Kisella,
Abey Shupe, Spencer Fletcher;
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"he Florida Department of Transportation will hold a Public Hlearing for the SR 80 Project
developmentt and En\ironment (I'D&E) Study,. he study corridor extends from east of
Birchwood Parkway to US 27 in Hendry and Glades Counties. The hearing willtbe held on
thursday. March 3, 2005 at the LaldIle Civic Center. located at 481 W. Hickpochee
4\enue. LaBelle. Florida. An informal open house %will begin at 600) pm with the formal
hearing beginning at 7:110 pm.
"he public hearing is being conducted to allow persons an opportunity to express their views
onceming the social, economic and en ironmental effects of the preferred build alternative.
he alternative includes the improvement of State Road 80 to four lanes from cast of
3irchwood Parkwa) to US 27. a distance of approximately 19.5 miles. Aerial photographs
Sill be displayed showing the preferred build alternative. Project brochures and right-of-way
formation will be available. During the hearing. there will be an audiovisual presentation.
following the presentation ample opportunity will be gi\en for public input Also, written
statements or exhibits submitted at the hearing or postmarked by March 17 will become a part
f the official public hearing transcript. Aerial photographs depicting the project location and
ie preferred Build alternative, along w ith supposing documentation, are available for public
evie\\ through March 3 at the following locations: Hcndry County Public Library. 461 North
Main Street. LaBelle: Glades Count) Public Library, 505 Riverside Road. Moore Haven; and
lorida Department of transportation Southwest Area Office District One, 2295 Victoria
\venue. Suite 292. Ft. Myers.
The hearing will fulfill ihe requirements of Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands,
and Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management. The project is being developed in
compliance with Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, as amended.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability, or family status. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations
at the workshop under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Mr. Tony
Sherrard. FDOT Project Manager at (863) 519-23,04 at least seven (7) days before the
workshop. For more infonnation concerning the project or the hearing contact Mr. Sherrard.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 24,2005