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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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SCF photos

Pages 11-13


Sports /

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i lIBRASR O FLORIDA I-
Delivering Western Hendry Counts News


Delivering Western Hendry County's News-otu- -L


At A Glance


C-43 reservoir: Good, bad idea?


Public can comment at March 7 workshop


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PROUD TO SALUTE
THOSE WHO WERE
THERE AND STILL ARE


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Call for artists
Spring is coming and so is
the fourth annual Art and Music
Festival sponsored by the
Woman's Club of LaBelle. This
year's festival will be on March
19 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. at the.
Captain Hendry House, just off
of State Route 80.
The charge per artist this
year is $10.00. Proceeds will
fund the Woman's Club Schol-
arship Program. Any Artists
interested in Exhibiting or if you
would like more information
Contact Diane Potocar at
863-612-4826 or Lynne Camp-
bell at 239-368-8009, Susan
Moore 863-675-6259.
Casting call by
Firehouse Theater
The Firehouse Theater has
issued a casting call for "A Party
To Murder," a suspense/mys-
tery by Marcia Kash and Dou-
glas E. Hughes to be per-
formed the last two weeks of
April. Director Sue Elser is look-
ing for a cast consisting of three
men and three women.
The play itself is an Agatha
Christie-style whodunit. The six
characters are invited to an
island by a famous mystery
writer during Halloween to
play a murder-mystery game.
Their weekend of fun turns sin-
ister when ghosts from the past
appear and guests begin to
turn up dead.
Director Sue Elser says if
you are interested, to give her a
call at (239) 728-6776, and she
will be glad to work out a time
for an audition with you.
Come on down and join the
fun of live community theater!
Blood drive coming
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 glasses.
Rainbow trails
The Hope Hospice Rain-
bow Trails Camp for bereaved
children helps to heal young
hearts and 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
information, call (239) 489-
9149 or 800-835-1673.
LHS Reunion
The annual LaBelle High
School reunion 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 Saturday, March 12.
Come early to visit. Send $10
per person to Frieda 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; photographs
and yearbooks to look through.

Index


Classifieds ....... 16-18
Editorial ............. 4
Speak Out ........... 4
Social News ......... .5
Sports ............ .15
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By Patty Brant
As large-scale growth
approaches, the future avail-
ability of water to accommo-
date Southwest Florida's people
and environment is the focal
point of the area's quality of life.
One of the South Florida
Water Management District's
(SFWMD) central plans for
water storage in this area is the
C-43 West Storage Reservoir -


the proposed reservoir for the
Berry property just west of
LaBelle. Last week SFWMD per-
sonnel laid out their plans for
the reservoir to various groups,
including ag interests, the
IMPACT group and the Hendry
County Board of County Com-
missioners.
The project is one of eight
proposed Everglades Restora-
tion water storage plans in the


"Accelr8" program, to be com-
pleted ten years earlier than
originally planned.
These eight projects account
for some 50 percent of the
water storage in the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP). Everglades
Restoration is a
federal/state/local partnership
designed to restore the Ever-
glades.


SCF: It was a grand festival


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Photo by Addison Austin
The Budweiser Clydesdales made a terrific impression on parade goers Saturday. The
massive animals were probably the most popular unit of the entire 120 unit parade.

SCF 2005 was full of surprises


It was. only one day but that
day was an awesome one.
From the crowning of Amanda
Pittman and Rhonda Burton as
2005 royalty all the way to the
final "yeehaw!" at the rodeo
grounds, Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival 2005 was one-for the books
- even if Sunday's park activities
were cancelled due to an unco-
operative Mother Nature.
As always, the Country
Rhythm Cloggers stole hearts,
the LaBelle Middle School jazz
band and chorus did them-
selves, their school and the
community proud, Buckshot
Band kept the entertainment
flowing and the queen and
princess candidates added a
dash of sparkle to the park activ-
ities.
Elvis packed the park, alter-
nately crooning love songs and
rockin' the crowds' socks off
with tunes as familiar as your
old neighborhood. Echoes of
Elvis kept toes tapping and
memories alive as folks sang
along with classic hits from the
King of Rock 'n Roll even the
crowd got into the act, imitating
Elvis' "patented" moves.
The magnificent Budweiser
Clydesdales took everyone's
breath away in a truly memo-
rable 120-unit parade down
Bridge Street to Barron Park.
The crowd reaped the benefits
of float-builders' fantastic imagi-
nations and creativity as unit
after unit rolled down the street


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Staff photo/Patty Brant
"Elvis" (J.W. Adams and Echoes of Elvis) wowed the audi-
ence, as many in the crowd lip-synced to his hits.


an especially entertaining
Queen and Princess contest.
The Swamp Stomp 5K race
through Riverbend Estates is
See Festival Page 2


before an appreciative audi-
ence.
Swamp Cabbage is for
everyone old and young -as,
again this year, the "Old Timers"
reminisced and folks enjoyed


The C-43 reservoir Project
Manager Steve Roth presented
the district's plan to the county
commission Feb. 22. A public
forum is planned for Monday,
March 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the
LaBelle Civic Center. Public
review and comment will be
welcome.
According to the Southern
Florida Project CERP the design
of the Berry Grove site reservoir


is intended to improve water
deliveries to the estuary, pro-
vide for dry season flows,
restore downstream salinity lev-
els and ensure the water need-
ed for the Caloosahatchee Estu-
arine System.
A secondary function could
be to provide water for urban
and agricultural uses, once the
natural system's needs are met.
The reservoir could also be
used for recreational purposes.
Mr. Roth said there may be
See Water -Page 2


Craichy seeks



reelection


Mayor Sherri Craichy
would like to let residents
know that she is, indeed, plan-
ning to seek reelection.
Despite rumors to the con-
trary, the mayor said she is
definitely not ready to step
down.
For Mayor Craichy, you can
say it all on just one word:
growth. It's here; it's now and
there is. no getting around it.
And that is the primary reason
she says she wants to contin-
ue her service to the city. It will
take an experienced hand and
dedicated heart to manage the
kind of exponential growth
headed this way, she reasons.
"I have experience working
with government and devel-
opers. This is an important
time we will need to work
hard just to keep what we've
got to protect and preserve


our way of life and prepare for
growth," she said.
- That preparation is key, she
feels and points to the code
review board she initiated sev-
eral years ago. The board has
been taking a hard look at
zoning within the city and
offering recommendations to
the city commission. The
result is a total revamping of
the city's zoning structure tai-
lored to fit the needs of both
current and future residents.
She explains that the City of
LaBelle has been working on
water issues a hot topic
throughout the region for
several years. The city com-
pleted a new state-of-the-art
wastewater plant several years
ago and is busy working to
extend lines. The city is also
See Mayor Page 2


Fifth traffic


fatality
A 19-year-old Clewiston
woman, Claudette A. Thicklin,
became the fifth traffic fatality
in Hendry County since Janu-
ary 1. Ms. Thicklin was airlifted
to Lee Medical Center in critical
condition and later died. Seven-
week-old Larry Willingham of
the same address, was in seri-
ous condition when he was
also airlifted to Lee Medical
Center. He was riding in the
front right seat of the vehicle.
His condition could not be veri-
fied Tuesday. Neither was
restrained at the time of the
crash.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol report, Ms.
Thicklin was driving eastbound
in a 2000 Dodge Neon on SR 25
(US 27) about seven miles west
of Clewiston. She was on the
inside lane when she lost con-
trol and traveled off onto the
grass median. She continued


tallied
east through the median, over-
tuning two times before com-
ing to a rest on the passenger's
side.
Last year over 20 people lost
their lives on Hendry County
roads.
Statewide, traffic fatalities
are on the rise this year, accord-
ing to the Florida Highway
Patrol increasing over 40 per-
cent from 2004 for the month of
January. FHP states that many
fatal crashes are preventable.
Motorists must assume respon-
sibility for their driving behav-
ior, especially when it endan-
gers others on the road, an FHP
release states.
There are many ways
motorists can help make the
roads safer: drive defensively,
observe the speed limit, follow
the rules of the road, don't tail-
See Fatality --Page 2


Hughes chairs task force


Sonny Hughes, Chair, Edu-
cation Center of Southwest
Florida, has been elected chair
of the newly formed Edison
College Hendry/Glades Task
Force, established to examine
opportunities for increasing
enrollment in Edison courses
and to make a recommenda-
tion to the college's District
Board of Trustees concerning
an offer of land to be donated
as a future site for a
Hendry/Glades campus.
Other members of the task
force are: Thomas Conner,
Superintendent of Schools,
Hendry County; Kenneth
Downing, member, Edison
College District Board of
Trustees; Mitch Hutchcraft,
Vice President, Bonita Bay
Group; John Huysman, Edison


College adjunct faculty mem-
ber and Moore Haven High
School teacher; Pat Langford,
business owner and member
Hendry County School Board;
Molly Chamnis, Compliance
Officer, First Bank of Clewiston
and Mayor of Clewiston; Bryan
Paul, business owner and
member, Edison College Foun-
dation Board; Julia G. Perry,
member, Edison College Dis-
trict Board of Trustees; Julie
Craichy Wilkins, Assistant to
the City Attorney, LaBelle; and
Geri Yoraschek, President,
LaBelle Plumbing Corp.
During the month of March,
the task force will distribute a
survey by mail to employers in
Hendry and Glades counties to
identify employee credit and
non-credit education and train-


ing needs. Enrollment must
grow significantly before a
campus could be justified and
a current constraint is the col-
lege's lack of facilities for day-
time classes. The survey
includes a question asking
whether employers have facili-
ties in which Edison classes
could be scheduled.
The task force recommen-
dations and report will be
delivered to the District Board
of Trustees at their May 24,
2005 meeting in LaBelle.
"We encourage our busi-
ness owners to complete the
survey and assist Edison Col-
lege in its efforts to bring addi-
tional higher education oppor-
tunities to our residents,"-said
Hughes.


Funding the future
Hendry County Economic Development Council Execu-
tive Director Janice Groves, right, is pictured presenting
a check for $8,820 proceeds from the annual Captain
Hendry Dinner to Education Center of South West Flori-
da, Inc., Chairman "Sonny" Hughes, left, and Vice Chair-
man Geri Yoraschek. The vocational school has been
providing some computer classes at its temporary site,
13 Missouri St., for several years. The vo-tech's perma-
nent home will be on SR 29S. Construction could begin
as early as the end of the year.


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Water

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opportunities for future recre-
ation on the reservoir site,
including fishing, trails and bird
watching.
The finished reservoir should
withstand hurricane force winds
of over 150 m.p.h., the water dis-
trict asserts, and should with-
stand combined forces of wind
and rain.
A Department of Environ-
mental Protection permit will be
required to build the project.
Mr. Roth said the water level
within the reservoir, which will
be surrounded by a 24'-34'
earthen berm, will vary between
12' and 22' in depth. The top of
the berm is to be 15 feet wide.
The reservoir, to be con-
structed on the 10,000-acre site,
will store 160,000-acre feet of
water possibly as much as
170,000-acre feet. The currently
favored concept design would
store the water in two compart-
ments, moving that water by use
of pumps.
It is expected to be a two-cell
reservoir surrounded by a
perimeter canal. This perimeter
canal would capture seepage on
the south, east and north sides
of the reservoir. The Townsend
Canal would absorb seepage on
the west. The canal would also
be used to discharge water from
the reservoir, convey surface
runoff from the south and east
(which SFWMD says would
improve drainage for SR 29),
provide flows to the Crawford
Canal, Banana Branch and Fort
Simmons Branch and maintain
surface water elevation to the
expanded NE Rim Ditch which
provides irrigation for A. Duda


Festival

Continued From Page 1
proving to be more popular every
year. This year 168 participants
ran, jogged and walked their way
through the course. The River-
watch organization provided
another first for the SCF the
Swamp Paddle gave canoers a
chance to enjoy the natural beau-
ty of the river in a uniquely per-
sonal level.

Parade winners
Religious: Bull Pit Ministeries,
first place; Eastiside Baptist, sec-
ond.


and Sons citrus operations in the
area.
There are two options cur-
rently being considered by
SFWMD. The first would place a
single pump station at the north-
west corner of the reservoir.
Water would be pumped from
the Townsend Canal. The sec-
ond option would utilize two
smaller pumps, one at the north-
west and one at the southwest
corner of the reservoir.
The estimated cost of con-
struction is between $340 mil-
lion to $380 million
Construction is planned to
begin in 2007 on the site, located
approximately a quarter mile
south of SR 80, and be complet-
ed in 2010.
Concerns abound
Knowledgeable residents
have been complaining for years
that the SFWMD's C-43 reservoir
plan is not feasible.
Carl "Jack" Neitzke may be
one of the most knowledgeable
men on the hydraulics of that
piece of property. As the manag-
er and developer of Congen
Properties in 1968, Mr. Neitzke
was responsible for deepening
the internal ditches on the west-
ern half of the property in ques-
tion. He is convinced that the
ground there will not hold water
- that it will seep out almost as
fast as it is pumped in. In a
recent memo to' the Hendry
County commissioners he
explains that, when Congen irri-
gated its trees, the water level in
surrounding rock pits would
increase by as much as 12 feet.
"This demonstrates a very clear
hydraulic connection between
the proposed reservoir and the
river," he claims.
He further cites a University


Good Neighbor: Alva Elemen-
tary, first place; DOT, second;
Youth Division: Family Live-
stock, first place; Southwest Flori-
da Xtreme cheerleaders, second;
Civic/Social: Kiwanis Club, first
place; SCF Queen and Princess
float, second;
Business Division: Berry, first
place; Riversedge, second.
Antique: John Deere
Government: DOT, first place,
Hendry County Clerk's Office,
second;
Retirement Division: Aqua
Isles, first place, Oakbrook, sec-
ond.
Overall: Berry


Almanac.


Chipman retiring
Tommy Chipman will be retir-
ing from Building and Zoning on
March 18. His colleagues invite
anyone who would like to stop by
the office on Lee Street to give
their regards to do so on March 11
from 10a.m. till 4 p.m.

Beef and noodle
dinner at VFW
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post
10100 will host a beef and noodle
dinner, which includes veggie,
roll, dessert, tea and coffee all for
$7. The dinner starts at 5 p.m. on
Friday, March 4. Come to the VFW
on Hwy. 29 south, next to the
Rodeo Grounds. Come and enjoy!
Open to the public.

Gardeners plan
field trip
The GLGC is planning to go to
Farm Day at ECHO. There is a free
open house, mini workshops on
basic fruit tree tips, container gar-
dening, bamboo in home gar-
dens and special children's activi-
ties. If you are interested in
attending, meet at the U-Save
parking lot in LaBelle near the big
sign before 9 a.m. on Saturday,
March 5, to car pool or you can
drive yourself. No charge for the
trip, you can purchase lunch from
the local Philippine community.


Dinner to
benefit needy
Marcia Carter's Easter Project
for needy families will host a rib
and chicken dinner at the LaBelle
Firehouse on Sunday, March 6,
from 11 a.m. until?? The menu
consists of barbecue ribs and
chicken," baked beans, coleslaw,
roll and iced tea all for $7. Dessert
will be available at an additional
cost. Tickets are on sale at Carlson
Memorial UM Church and also at
the dinner.

World Class musicians
,coming to CMUMC
Jonathan Cring, composer,
instrumentalist, author and story-
teller will combine his talents
with oboist and conductor Janet
Scott for an inspirational evening
on Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church. The two will
join together for a musical per-
formance with inspirational and
humorous stories about practical
faith in difficult times. At this event
they will play music from the
WX5 Wind Machine, which has
the sounds of 250 instruments.
Jonathan has performed with
Andre Crouch, Marijohn Wilkin,
and the Oak Ridge Boys. He has
appeared on the PTL Club and
Grand Ole' Opry. He is the author
of 10 books and composer of

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of Florida Experiment Station in
Lake Alfred study that estimates
the amount of water needed to
grow citrus at 16 inches per year.
He states that Congen "had to
pump six feet of water to get
those 16 inches because of the
underground seepage. If we quit
pumping or had a breakdown at
the pump station, we would lose
our useable water overnight."
He cites an incident from his
personal experience as "an
example of the underground
fractures and conduits that exist
in this area." He explained that,
when workers opened a single
hole in the rock south of the
main pump station, "we lost the
water as fast as we could pump
it in." Dye tests could not deter-
mine where the water went and
it was "surmised that the forma-
tion took the water below the
level of the Townsend Canal bot-
tom." Halliburton was called in
to plug the hole with special
cement it took two truckloads
to stop the water loss, he notes.
In yet another example Mr.
Neitzke says the LaBelle Private
Irrigation and Drainage District,
of which he was the manager,
was required to build a weir and
siltation basin at the Townsend
Canal's confluence with the
river. When the district was
pumping and Duda's was pump-
ing, the draw down in the
Townsend Canal was some-
times as much as four feet at
their pump station,-he states.
Mr. Neitzke enumerates his
concerns 'this way:
1. The proposed location of
the pump station's reservoir is in
a private canal already stressed
with an assumed pumping rate
of 290,000 gallons per minute.
SFWMD is proposing to pump
675,000 gallons per minute.


Fatality

Continued From Page 1
gate, do not drive while impaired.
Perhaps the most important,
according to FHP, is the use of
seatbelts.

Safety tips:
Allow enough time to get to
your destination.
Obey the posted speed lim-
its.
Always use seat belts and'
child restraint devices.
Maintain a safe distance.
between vehicles.
Obey traffic control devices


Mayor

Continued From Page 1
making plans to build a new
waterpjant.
Mayor Craichy is. proud of her
record, particularly the almost
$10 million in appropriations
and grants she fought for,
including funding for the city's
wastewater system, soccer field
and both the Captain Hendry
House and Barron Park House.
These came largely through her
personal lobbying efforts in Tal-
lahassee. She explains that she
has cultivated contacts in the
legislature and throughout the
government over the years that
are vital to getting the local mes-
sage to state lawmakers. Her
many grant projects have also
resulted in adding some 200 jobs
to the city workforce..
"I sperid seven hours a day on
city business and at least three
hours on Saturday," says this
long time real estate broker.
"We are responsible for preserv-
ing what we have here and I
take that job seriously," she
commented, "I am dedicated to
the people of LaBelle."
Ms. Craichy has served on the


2. The elevation of the land at
the proposed pump station is at
the lowest point, with an eleva-
tion differential of over 15 feet.
The water should be pumped
into the highest elevation possi-
ble and gravity fed to internal
pools in each unit.
3. The porosity of the soil and
sub-strata will not support a
storage reservoir. When the
water is needed to supplement
low flows, it will not be there.
4. The rim canal will only
catch shallow surface seepage.
5. The proposed slurry (a
mixture of water and an insolu-
ble solid material such as
cement or clay) in the middle of
the dike will not stop the deep
seepage.
6. If raising water a few feet
above ground level raised the
water level of area rock pits as
much as 12 feet, what effect will
stacking water 16 feet have on
those same wells, ponds and
wetlands in people's yards,
water control. systems and
stream flow into the river? Water
might even come out of the
ground in unusual places.
7. Both the fissures that exist
naturally in this area and the
underground fractures created
by the past dynamiting of canals
will not be detected in SFWM's
isolated soil borings. Based on
decades of experience with irri-
gation management at this site,
Mr. Neitzke believes that water
placed in the reservoir at a depth
of even a few feet will immedi-
ately find these isolated fissures
and escape the reservoir by
flowing deep underneath the
dike.

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(red lights and stop signs) at inter-
sections.
Use turn signals.
Don't consume alcohol or
drugs and drive.
Drive in the right lane and
pass in the left lane.
Take frequent brakes when
traveling and, when possible,
rotate drivers during extended
road trips.
Maintain your vehicle in
good working condition, paying
special attention to your brakes
and tires.
Be considerate of others dur-
ing your travels. Driving may
seem to be an isolated act, but it is
not. All drivers must learn to share
the road.


city commission for a total of 19
years. She served as a commis-
sioner from 1980-87. She was
elected as mayor in 1993 and
has remained in office continu-
ously since then. She also served
on the first comprehensive plan-
ning board in the '70s and was
chair of the variance board of
adjustments for the city early on.
She is currently secretary of the
Southwest Florida Regional
Planning Council and was for-
merly treasurer. She feels her
involvement in that regional
council expands her contacts
and provides a strong base of
the collective experience
throughout the area.
She feels she has proven her-
self to LaBelle and is always anx-
ious to "put LaBelle first." Of the
current city commission she
says, "We've been planning
three years for growth and I
think we've worked hard to earn
people's faith. We are commit-
ted to maintain, protect and
guide LaBelle's future."
City election will be held
Tuesday, July 19. commissionn
seats held by Paul Puletti and
Bob Miller will also be on the
ballot.


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Your eyes are often the best windows to
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Obituaries


Richard "Boe" Davis
Richard "Boe" Davis, age 68,
passed away i"- .. ii. Feb. 19,
2005, in LaBelle. He was born
Jan. 29, 1937, in Fort Mvers to
Merle and Daisy Davis, LaBelle
pioneers who owned fG fDavis
Trading Post, where Boe wvvoiked
while growing up. In 1956, Boe
moved to the Northern Territory
in Australia with his lirst wife,
Irene Townsend, where lie joined
the Townsend Family working on
their cattle station for several
years. He returned to LaBelle in
the 1960s. Throughout the years,
he operated a land clearing busi-
ness and farmed. For the past ten
years, Boe worked for tire Senii-
nole Tribe at the Big Cypress
Reservation. He was also a part-
ner in the Seinriole S'wamp Sea-
soning and handled the day-to-
day operations of the company.
Boe was an avid fisherman,
hunter and a fine shot. Il-Ie was a


wonderful raconteur and also
was well known for his barbe-
cues.
Survivors include his wife:
Linda Dekle Davis and children
Savannah, Shawn (Megan), Glen-
da (Rick), sisters: Martha Kate
Cross and Weima Lowery, broth-
er: Danny (Alice) Davis and
grandchildren: Madeline Davis
and Chandler and Ryan Young,
several nieces and nephews and
another in law, Alma Dekle. He
also leaves behind many good
friends at Big Cypress Reserva-
tion. Hlie was preceded in death by
his parents, brothers Jack and
Charles and former wife Irene
Townsend Nudl.
Funeral Services were held
Feb. 23 at the Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church with
Rev. Salaw Hummingbird and
Rev. Frank Deerey Jr. officiating.
Interment followed at the Fort
Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements


by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.

Isabelle Mary Brumm
Isabelle Mary Brumm, age 87,
of LaBelle, died Wednesday, Feb.
23, 2005, at Lehigh Regional Med-
ical Center of Lehigh Acres.
Isabelle Mary Brumm was
born in Chicago, IL She was a res-
ident for most of her life in Liber-
tyville, IL. She lived winters in
LaBelle.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Wilfred, in March of
1983, her son Wilfred Brumm, Jr.
in Dec. 2004 and an infant son in
1942. She leaves behind niece,
Rhonda Sawatsky of LaBelle.
She was a retired operating
room technician from Coidell
Medical Center.
Burial took place at Highlands
Memorial Park, Libertyville, IL.

Harry Everett
Hodges, Sr.
.Harry Everett Hodges, Sr., age
75 of LaBelle passed away Febru-


ary 23, 2005, at Hope Hospice in
Lehigh Acres.
Harry was born. July 1, 1929,
at North LaBelle to the home of
James William and Susie
"Williams" Hodges. He was a life-
long resident of the area.
Survivors include sons: Jimmy
Hodges, Harry E, Hodges, Jr.;
daughter: Denise Hodges all of W.
Palm Beach; brothers: Robert
Hodges, LaBelle, Wayne Hodges,
Ft. Myers, Kenneth Hodges, Rock-
mart, GA; and sister: Dorothy
Bussey of LaBelle.
Graveside Services were held
Feb. 25 at the Ft. Denaud Ceme-
tery with Reverend John McGre-
gor officiating.
Arrangements by Akin- Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle Chapel.

Lois G. Reed
Lois G. Reed, of LeHigh acres
passed away at.the age of 86. She
is predeceased by her husband,
Frederick C. Reed, Jr. Born in
Brooklyn, NY, in 1918, she retired
in 1978 after 30 years of teaching
in Glen Cove, NY. She was associ-


ated with Reach to Recovery of
the American Cancer Society, was
a member of the Telephone Pio-
neers of America; a member of
the Woman's Club of LeHigh
Acres and a member of Christ
United Methodist Church of
LeHigh acres.
She is survived by a brother,
William H. Game of Albany, NY;
three children: William J. Red-
wood of Coppell, TX, Jeanne
McLanahan of Corpus Christi, TX
and Nancy Tielke of Missouri City,
TX; and five step-children: Freder-


ick C. Reed III of Syracuse, NY,
David L. Reed of Silver Springs,
MD, Susan Buckhout of N. Fort
Myers, Richard L. Reed of Cler-
mont and Sally Stanley of Med-.
way, MA. She is also survived by
22 grandchildren, 30 great-grand-
children and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Lee,
Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that donations be
made to Christ United Methodist
church, the American Cancer
Society and Hope Hospice.


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Learn to renovate forage


The South Florida Beef Forage
Agents Group is sponsoring a
Renovating Forages Program.
The seminar will be held on
March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Dallas B.
Townsend Ag Center, 1085 Pratt
Blvd, LaBelle. There will be CEU's
given for attendance: 2 Private
Applicator, 2 Ag Animal 2 Natural
Areas and 2 Demo, and Research.
The cost of the program is $10.
The agenda to be presented is as
follows: Panel of producers (2-3)
from hosting county. Land Prepa-
ration Lockie Gary, Hardee
County Extension Director. Grass
Varieties Martin Adjei, Range
Cattle Research Education Center
and Carrol Chambliss. UF Depart-


ment of Agronomy. Fertilization
and pH Jim Selph, DeSoto Coun-
ty Extension Director. Weed Con-
trol and Herbicides Pat Hogue,
Okeechobee County Extension
Agent. Grazing Management of
Newly Seed Fields John Arthing-
ton, Range Cattle Research. Edu-
cation Center and Matt Hersom
UF Animal Sciences Department.
Economics of Re-Establishment -
Gary Mikulecky Highlands Coun-
ty Extension Director.
If you are interested in attend-
ing, please RSVP to the Extension
Office (863)674-4092 or (863)983-
1598 no later than March 7 to
allow the committee to make
arrangements for the food.


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Poppies make a difference
Mayor Sherri Craichy congratulates Jeanne Nugent after
reading a proclamation urging residents to purchase tra-
ditional poppies from American Legion Unit 130 in sup-
port of needy veterans and their families. Poppies were
sold Feb. 18-19.


On Feb. 14, Jessie Leann
Thielen, 21, was arrested for
domestic violence battery.
According to sheriff's report, she
and her boyfriend had argued at
home over car keys when she
allegedly slapped him and
pushed him against a wall. They
then tussled on the ground for a
while and she left. He followed
her to tell her to get her things
and leave. They were walking
north on SR 29 arguing when-.
deputies stopped them.
On Feb. 13, Orasio Lopez,
43, was arrested for DUI. His
blood alcohol level measured
.216. He reportedly refused to
provide a second sample.
On Feb. 13, Tomas Espino,
30, was arrested for DUI. His
blood alcohol level measured
.201/.197.
On Feb. 13, Cindy Rachelle
Hunter, 35, was arrested for pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance. Deputies report they
observed a darkened vehicle
parked in the dark at Bob Mace
Park after closing. A piece of
rock cocaine was found behind
the passenger's seat where
Hunter was sitting. Brillo screen-
ing was also in the vicinity.
On Feb. 12, Loraine Miller,
51, was arrested for DUI after
she struck a guard rail at CR 78
and Kell Mill Road. She refused
to provide a breath sample.
On Feb. 11, Oscar Marquez,
20, was arrested for carrying a
concealed weapon, improperly
exhibiting a firearm/dangerous
weapon and possession of a
weapon by a convicted felon.
Deputies responded to a suspi-


cious person call at the Live Oak
Lounge and found Marquez in
the parking lot pointing a gun at
patrons and threatening them.
When approached, reports said
he became more aggressive and
deputies took his weapon, a der-
ringer style five shot .38 caliber
revolver and handcuffed him.
Numerous witnesses said Mar-
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Pancakes in Ortona
Ortona Pancake Breakfast The
Ortona Community Association
will hold its last pancake breakfast
of the season on Saturday, March 5,
from 7-9 a.m. at the Ortona Com-
munity Association, 2900 Ortona
Road (Highway 78A). The all-you-
can-eat breakfast includes sausage,
pancakes juice and coffee for $3.


quez was displaying the weapon
inside the bar and threatening
people. Marquez had been previ-
ously convicted of felony battery.
e On Feb. 11, Salvador Delga-
do, 49, was arrested for domes-
tic violence battery. Arriving at a
domestic disturbance in
progress, they reportedly found
a 20-year-old mentally handi-


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express y'vur opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your n .. Wh -..we ,ant you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserve' e right -; :alls for clarity
brevity, relevance and fairness

S g)'t1vi!mal'Oir.1(y
I have (c ,. .1 Animal Control several times about people that
have dogs tied up outside, which is all right bi it their dogs have no
shelter of any kind and they are out in tall kinds of weather. All the
rain we had the other day with nothing to lay on but the ground. If
people like to h ave pets, great, but they should take care of them.
Please do something about this.
Are we losing park land?
On the north side of the river from the boundaries of Riverbend
Estates westward for one mile just short of the drawbridge on SR
29, is a large tract of land, which was designated public parkland
on the 1968 nautical chart of the Caloosahatchee Waterway. Late-
ly I've noticed no trespassing signs and what appears to be a drive-
way going into this public land. Will the citizens of this area lose
their rights to the use of this land'if something is not done soon?
When asking the mayor or county administrator about this, t he
only information I get is "it's under lease." What happens at the
end of this lease?

Horse found in. Montura
The Hendry Comiunty Sheriff's office has impounded a horse
found ii Montura. Please call Chailes \VWli. Ag investigator at
863-983-.1440 to idei tify and claim.


This Week in history


brought to you by the
LaBelle Heritage Museum
On March 7, 1945, US Troops
captures the Ludendorff Bridge,
often called the Remagen Bridge
over the Rhine River. It was a great
military advantage and 8,000
troops used it to cross the Rhine
in the first 24 hours, along with
tanks and self-propelled guns. It
wvas supposed to have been
destroyed before the US arrived.
Four German officers were shot


for failure to do so. Hitler was furi-
ous and replaced Rundstedt with
Kesselring. Vfter five divisions had
ci osse ( me bridge it collapsed on
March 17,killing 26. By then,
Army engineers had built several
pontoon bridges.
The LaBelle Heritage Museum
is open Thursday, Friday and Sat-
urday from 2 until 5 p.m. The
museum is located on South Lee
Street, just a half block south of
SR 80.


Guest Commentary


Berry Reservoir: Credibility and viability


By T.W. Neville
The IMPACT Group of South-
west Florida hosted a South Flori-
da Water Management Division
"Accelr8" project management
team meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 22,
at the Barron Library. The team
had met earlier in the day with the
agricultural producer groups and
would meet with the BOCC in an
evening, public meeting in the
County Court House.
This meeting was held with
IMPACT because IMPACT is con-
sidered a stakeholder in those
concerned about the C-43 Reser-
voir, Berry Groves, reservoir plan-
ning status, so we. gracefully
accepted their offer of a special
meeting. By the way, in asking for
a definition of "stakeholder" they
conceded that taxpayers are
stakeholders, too.
- IMPACT has been a major citi-
zens' advocacy group, interfacing
with the SFWMD and Corps of
Engineers over the past three
years, as the group continues to
try and make reasonable utiliza-
tion of that 12,000-acre property.
This meeting encompassed a
wide-ranging presentation and
discussion on a proposed design
concept for a two-cell reservoir
capable of holding 170,000-acre
ft. of water. The project is to pro-
vide for improved water deliveries
to the Estero Estuary, primarily
the Caloosahatchee River, in dry
as well as flood prone wet sea-
sons; restoreand maintain salinity
levels; and ensure the availability
of water for the natural system
needs of the entire Caloosahatch-
ee Estuarine System. The satisfac-
tion of the estuarine requirements


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is top priority.
Once these requirements are
met, the reservoir could satisfy
agricultural and urban needs
resulting in reduced demands
upon surface and ground water
resources, like the C-43 Canal and
Lake Okeechobee.
IMPACT has and will continue
to challenge the credibility and
viability of the continuing efforts
,to make something practical out
of the many millions of dollars
spent to date and the current pro-
posed reservoir design, at a pro-
jected cost of $310 million, come
hell or high water!
IMPACT understands that this
team is in the difficult position of
making the Berry Project work,
but respectfully cited the credibili-
ty issues over the past three years.
Cited was the continuing credibili-
ty of turning this reservoir over to
the same people that have, and
continue to play God with "flow"
control designations from Lake
Okeechobee into the Caloosa-
hatchee Estuary, with "mixed"
results.
Going back over 40 years to
the original "destoration" of the
Everglades, we now are to accept
the "restoration" of the Ever-
glades and affected estuaries and
related basins by the same organi-


zation that precipitated the need
for the "restoration" in the first
place.
IMPACT expressed empathy
for the "team messengers from
Garcia" and understand that if
you don't know where you are
going any road will get you
"there," but the lack of con-
stituent and consistent planning
tests even the most empathetic
tax payer's patience and beliefs.
It hasn't been that long ago
that the plan was for the water to
be used for local agricultural,
urban, golf courses and human
purposes.
Within, the last two years,
recreational activities were vetoed
but now, according to Lee County
publications, tourist boards, out-
doors activities editors, Hendry
County -- with the second largest
lake in the state (the Berry Bog)
- will become a fisherman's,
bird sanctuary and boating para-
dise, generating millions of dol-
lars.
On the viability issues, IMPACT
is fortunate to have some of the
most informed, long time practi-
tioners of water sciences and in-
depth knowledge of the terrain
and strata of the proposed C 43,
Berry reservoir, site.
Without boring you with the


details, they said, "It will leak like
a sieve," and the elevations
between the proposed reservoir
and the Caloosahatchee, in com-
bination with the permeability,
will negate even the best efforts to
relieve pressure on the river. For
every gallon pumped from the
river into the reservoir, one gallon
seeps back to the river with
unknown, but probably negative
effects on all wells, septic and
underground facilities between
the Berry property and the river.
Several suggestions from the
local experts were accepted for
further investigation, cost analysis
and possible incorporation into
their design process.
At no point, as of this date, did
they concede that the Berry prop-
erty is not satisfactory for their
ordained mission ... they must
proceed to "Acceler8" their plan
to start construction in 2007, with
completion by 2010.
With all due credit, the
SFWMD team gave as good as
they got and the meeting ended
with their request that anyone
wishing to make comments or
suggestions, contact them via
email at: Acceler8@sfwmd.gov.
or regular mail at: SFWMD 3301
Gun Club Rd. Outreach Dept.
MS# 23' 3. West Palm Beach, FL
33406.
They are also hosting a work-
shop in LaBelle on March 7, in the
LaBelle Civic Center, where they
will be addressing all the com-
menis and suggestions from the
public meetings and how they
* ,i effect the conti iuing plans for
a Reservoir on the C-43, Berry
Groves property.


Flu season lingers in Letters to the Editor


Ficc Ia indefinitely


Sever; of intestinal flu
seem tc ting people in-
our area ., t ,i p.,st few weeks. It
isn't eas o coniUpletely avoid any
contact ith fu germs. Even if
you never leP yo ir house, family
members miglit ring the germs
home.
AccoiOnig to the Center for
Disease Coitrol, flu germs can
live for up to eight hours on a sur-
face. That means you can catch
the flu fiom. someonee who used
the same shopping cart several
hours before. Flu germs have
been documented on surfaces
such as doorknobs and books.
.Just about-anything a person
'ruches could harbor germs.
Washing your hands often
is one of the easiest and most
,effective ways of preventing the
spread of flu germs. One study
.-conducted by the United States
Army required one group of sol-
;diers to wash their hands five
,times a day while others were not
.given any special instructions
about hand washing. They found
that requiring the men to wash
their hands often significantly
reduced the frequency of illness.
SThe Center for Disease Control
-offers the following tips for avoid-
ring the flu:
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Impact fees o
the darker side
Impact fees have been dis-
cussed and studied in Hendry
County for the last 18 months.
Our County Commission, by and
large, has agreed to adopt some
form of roads, fire/EMS and
school impact fees. While impact
fees do serve a purpose in high
growth areas of the state, they
definitely will have a .negative
impact on current economic
growth for the next five to ten
years, especially in our small and
rural county, Hendry County.
We need to wait until all of the
studies are completed'and know
what all the total proposed
impact fees.are going to be for
businesses, commercial and resi-
dential development before mov-
ing forward in any form. There
needs to be a hold on the impact
fees. Once we know the total
impact fees, we can make an
informed decision that will not
penalize local businesses. We
must support and encourage our
elected officials to take the time
and due diligence to adopt a for-
mula that will not devastate eco-
nomic growth in the next 5-10
years.
The county, has hired Dr.
Nichols out of Gainesville to do a
study, which he has now com-
pleted. His study for Hendry
County was identical to a previ-
ous study he performed that was
done for Alachua County back in
1990. Alachua County adopted
these impact feesin the early '90s.
After only two years, Alachua
County repealed the impact fees
due to the fact that the fees devas-
tated their efforts to get new busi-
ness to locate in the Gainesville
area. Alachua County put the
impact fees back in place just two
years ago after its cities had the
growth and population they need-
ed to support such impact fees.
Gainesville has a much better
chance to absorb impact fees
than rural Hendry County does.
Alachua learned that the fees
were detrimental to their eco-
nomic growth. They held off
implementing the impact fees
until the rooftops and demo-
graphics could support them.
Please bear it in mind that'


Almanac

Continued From Page 2
symphonic works and musical
theater pieces.
Janet has performed in sym-
phony orchestras in San Jose,
Chicago, Shreveport and Houston
and all points between. She has a
Master's in Music from North-
western University, and is the only
female prima conductor in Ten-
nessee. She is the conductor of
the Sumner County Symphony in
Tennessee, and its founder. She is
a featured artist on 11 CD's. An
offering will be received to defray
the costs to the artists.

Breakfast with
the Legion
The American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 130 will host an all-you-
can-eat breakfast buffet on Sun-


Gainesville is home to a state uni-
versity, University of Florida, that
has a student enrollment larger
than the entire population of
Hendry County.
Hendry County, with the help
of Bonita Bay, has asked Dr.
Nichols to reexamine the formu-
las used in his study for Hendry
County. While this is a step in the
right direction, it does not answer
all the questions that need to be
addressed.
First, according to Southwest
Florida Regional Planning Coun-
cil, which tracks the five county
tourist growth for Hendry and.our
adjoining counties, Hendry Coun-
ty has an 11 percent unemploy-
ment rate, one of the highest in
the state. We also have some of
the lowest growth rates of our five
adjoining counties other than
Glades. Our Economic Develop-
ment Council also has a difficult
time luring new industry and
business to our county. Just in
comparison, unemployment
rates for November were 11 per-
cent for Hendry County and only
3.5 percent for Lee County.
December unemployment rates
were 9 percent for Hendry County
and 3.5 percent for Lee County.
Over the last two years Hendry
County has averaged approxi-
mately 20-30 building permits a
month for the entire county -
that also includes mobile homes.
Lee County, on the other hand,
has averaged between 1,200-
1,500 building permits county-
wide each month. Until we can
get a solid industrial and business
core in both eastern and western
Hendry County, we will not have
the positive economic growth
that we all desire.
We should not rush to adopt
Dr. Nichols' currently flawed for-
mula. Impact fees started in Col-
lier County in the late '80s. It was
large developers in Collier who
were the masterminds behind
implementing impact fees.
Impact fees are and were put in to
effectively pay for roads inside
these large and often gated devel-
opments. The large developers
had to have impact fees in place
to show the Department of Com-
munity Affairs that there are provi-
sions to pay for portions of these
roads. These fees must be phased


day, March 6, from 8-11 a.m. The
cost of the buffet is $5.50 .for
adults and $2.50 for children
under 10. The Legion Post is locat-
ed on SR 80.

Get the most out
of your work day
Hendry County Economic
Development Council, Inc. pres-
ents, "Getting the Most Out of
Your Work Day" Tips for better
utilizing your time. The presenter
will be Vivian Seely-Triano. Tues-
day, March 8, 8:30-11 a.m. at the
Dallas Townsend Agricultural
Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. The cost
is $25 per person. A continental
breakfast and registration will
take place at 8:30 a.m. with work-
shop beginning promptly at 9
a.m. You will need to register at
the HCEDC office by calling 675-
6007.


in as these developments come to
fruition. These large oevelopers
can also accomplish compliance
with DCA by doing their Commu-
nity Development Districts in lieu
of countywide impact fees. These
Community Development Dis
tricts are accomplished by mak-
ing each development responsi-
ble for their impact. Until there is
a drastic increase in construction
of roof top units (houses), we
cannot even begin to achieve a
level where we can afford to pay
impact fees on top of all of the
other costs to these businesses. It
will be a minimum of 5-10 years
before we can get to the level to
start phasing in commei ial and
industrial impact fees. The major-
ity of the large development proj-
ects currently at Department of
Community Affairs will not start
construction for at least 5 years
and some have build out times, of
15-25 years..This is the phasing-in
period when impact-fees can be
sustained. The phase in period
actually needs to be tied into the
amount of rooftops going in and
the amount being collected at the
residential level. The other part of
this equation that no one has
addressed is the amount of ad vai--
orem taxes that will be generated
for the counties and cities. If you
use the DCA's projections of hous-
es, in 7-10 years the amount gen-
erated in assessed values will be
over $850,000,000 (9 mills at 85
percent of assessed vah'le, and
home values at $250,000 per unit,
4,000 units in 2011). This will rap-
idly escalate in 10-25 years.
The big difference between
residential impact fees 'and com-
mercial/industrial impact fees is
that residential fees are generally
not paid by the developer; they
are paid by the end user, which is
the homeowner. These are fac-
tored in at the cost of the home
over the period of 15-30 years,
depending on the mortgage at a
much smaller per square foot
number.
However, the substantially
higher impact fees on commer
cial/industrial are paid at the time
they open their doors for busi-
ness. This is an upfront cost. on
top of what they have already
paid for their land, putting their
building up and other start-up


Sign up to cheer,
dance, tumble
Sign-ups will be held every Sat-
urday in'March from 11-2:30 p.m.
at Winn Dixie' Mr. Rob is back for
tumbling classes. Age groups
begin at 3-4 years all the way up to
an Open Division for those gradu
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around with child friendly environ
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For more info please call Teresa
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(Dance team is hip-hop funk)
Come join the fun! See yo,- a" sign
ups.

COES 2nd annual
Cowadunga
COES is sponsoring its second
Annual Cowadunga! Purchase
your plot at COES. Plopping will
begin on Friday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
Country Oaks Elementary School.
Plots can be purchased for $10


costs 'I iii'. may have incurred.
Businesses make decisions based
on the bottom line, They will not
come if it is not economically fea-
sible. Without businesses, we will
not be able to provide employ-
ment in our neighboring costal
counties these fees are substan-
tial; they are double digit num-
bers ($11.00-$13.00 per square
foot) added on top of the already
high building cost. Hendry Coun-
ty has also ordered a study from
Dr. Nichols to look into impact
fees for school, fire and EMS.
These studies are to be forthcom-
ing shortly.
What amount of fees are going
to be added on top of the road
and bridge impact fees that have
,. -. ,' .'; -. been accepted in
principle by the county, and will
,;r-y have the same flawed formu-
la? Bonita Bay has asked the
county te hold off for four weeks
so there can be some adjustment
with Dr. Nichols on the current
road and bridge fee status. Will
the adjustment resolve these fun-
damental the issues?
We need to wait on adopting
any impact fees until we have all
of the facts.
Scott Royal
Third generation Hendry
County resident and business
owner.

Veterans at
the forefront
It was great to go to the parade
on Saturday and not have any
trouble. "i i. ra, always been our
town and the American Legion is
always leading.the parade. I and a
lot of other people had a big sigh
of relief when the Legion was at
the head of the parade. We have
no qualms about the Marines
being in the parade, We welcome
them, but you must remember
that we were also servicemen and
women.
We did our share in keeping
our country free from World War I
to the present. All we ask is,
please don't' forget us as we are
also retired service members.
This is our town where we live.
For God and Country, Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 Sgt. At Arms
John Schall


each. Win $ 1,000! Festivities start at
12:30 p.m. Concessions will be
available. Puddin' the cow will be
turned lose on the grid at 1 p.m.
You need not be present to win.
Proceeds will benefit all students at
COES.


Thank You

SCF Pioneer Family
offers thanks
The nc'.tire family of LaFait and
Zora Baiiard would like to thank
the Swamp Cabbage Festival
Committee for nominating our
jiaiily as the 2005 Pioneer Family.
Also, thanks to the City of
LaBelle for their hospitality.
It was an honor and the week-
long festivities were enjoyed by all
of us.
Thank you, again,
The Ballard Family





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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 3, 2005


Birthdays


March 3: Eva Phelps, Glenn
Finks, Martha Humphries, Mattie
Burnette, Susan Orwig, Cale Curtis,
Billy Rice, Joe Daniels, Wade Grigs-
by, Susan Frank, Robert Flipse,
Carol Flipse, Ed Campbell, Ramon
Rodriguez, Ill
March .4: Leon Willis, James
Lanier, WE. Morean, Jim Peery, 111,
Lee Godshall, Pam Howard, Bob-
bie Gause, Zeb Hall, Kent Mobley,
Lori Langford, Michael Stadella,
Susie Sauceda, Ewald Moser-Van
Cour, Sabrina McCluskey
March 5:, Mavis Kelly-Frierson,
Doris Cutshall, Charlene Stanford.
Eddie Rennolds, Matt Gibson,
Cindy Crittenden, Oscar Orsini,
Jacqueline Gail Loux, Dalesha
Gayle, Allen Tull, Miriam Niuman,
Joshua Ray White, Christen
Spencer, Lori Brown, Clyde Ballard
March 6: Jay Dana, Ray O'Fer-
rell, Linda Wood, Doris Dana, Bar-
bara Phillips, Victoria Porterfield,
Andy Rennolds, Debora Davis, Jay
Statser, Elizabeth Perez, Kenny Tull,


Ai idy Salisbury, Gaye Alexander
March 7: Wilma Evans, Janette
Pace, Jerry Christmas, Kathy Harri-
son, Brent Ballington, Ginger Feick-
ert, Cheryl Goodwin, Danny Sands,
Ben Finch, Laura Pittman, Tina
Holton, Matthew Scott Martin,
Steve Schell, Monica Lee Banda
March 8: Patty Guy, Bonnie
Hanshaw, Bobbie Spratt, Alma
Gimlick, Mimi Leschewski, Loretta
Ruble, Brenda Knoter, Jeanie Knot-
er, Jerry Jackson, Steven Hawkins,
Aimn Marie Whidden
March 9: Glen Gary, Ralph Tay-
lor, Ray Johnson, Craig Davidson,
Terry Clark, Katrina Furman,
Gertrude McMahon, Paul Jenkins,
Jr., Gladys Miller, Lois Gayle, James
D. White, Victor Roa, John Christo-
pher Merritt, Cullen Jenkins
March 10: Shellie Schmidt,
Carol Lippencott, Carolyn Finks,
Joe Spratt, Susan Spencer, Jamie
Keller, Leland Hill, Richele Steed,
Donna Alexander


Courtesy photo
Amelia Augusta Streich


100 years young!


Amelia Augusta "Molly" Streich,
(nee Goffenberg) celebrated her
100th birthday, March 1, 2005, at
the Oxbow Country Club in
LaBelle. Born 1905 in Fairfield,
Connecticut, Molly resided in
Bridgeport 87 years before moving
to Florida in December 2, 1992,
with her daughter, Helen Mead
(Tom), with whom she resides. It
was her first time traveling by plane
and she loved walking up and
down the isle talking to everyone.
Another daughter, Edith Laflin
(John), resides in Trumbull, Con-
necticut, and a son, Robert
(Heddy), resides both in Bridge-
port and Barefoot Bay, Florida.
Coming from German Lutheran
heritage, Molly is a faithful member
of Faith Lutheran Church in Clewis-
ton and for many years belonged
to the Dorcas Women's Society of
Zion Lutheran Church in Bridge-
port where she was baptized, con-
firmed and married. She and Carl


Streich, from Berne, Switzerland,
met at Quilty's Dance Studio in
Bridgeport. They were married on
April 26, 1924, and enjoyed a full
life together. When they no longer
could keep their house they moved
in with Tom and Helen Mead at
their home in Huntington (Shel-
ton) Connecticut.
Molly and Carl were married for
67 years before Carl passed away at
the age of 91.
Molly hosted innumerable fami-
ly dinners and, from her family's
point of view, made the very best
"Manhattan" clam chowder and
potato pancakes ever (ask the
standing line at the kitchen stove!).
Molly has six grandchildren:
Joan, Carl, Karen, Kelly, Russ and
Tim; three, great-grandchildren
Hannah, Lisa and Annette; and one
great-great grandchild Aidan; a sis-
ter-in-law, Mary Gollenberg, Fair-
field, CN, and several nieces and
nephews.


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These couples have stood the test of time.


Golden anniversary


couples hi
The Aqua Isles Activity Orga-
nization honored five couples
this year with a Golden Anniver-
sary Party at the clubhouse.
Club President, Bill Todd, pre-
sented flowers and cards to
each couple and led them to the
club chorus who sang a special
song for each. Fran Spahlinger
accompanied the chorus on the
piano.
Bill and Joyce Gettings of
Plattsburg, Now York, were sere-.
naded with "I've Got a Crush on
Youl". It was "'Peg of My Heart"
for Ed and Peggy Dick of
Decatur, Indiana. For Billie and
Marion Stack of Oak Ridge,
North Carolina, it was "If I Had
My Way, Dear. Chuck and Ellis
Andrews of Seneca Falls, New
York heard "Because of You".


honored
Master of Ceremonies, Pete
Bartoshuk turned the mike over
to each couple who gave a little
story of how they met, and a bit
of their lives. All were happy to
be spending their time now in
LaBelle and feel very privileged
to do so.
They all did a short spin on
the dance floor, then led the line
at the refreshment table were
cakes and punch were served.
Assisting Chairman Bobble Kerr
with the refreshments were:
Barb Day, Ellen Gillette, Margie
Merriman, Angela Schneider
and Dot Stempler.
All guests in attendance had
already celebrated 50 years,
with the longest married couple
counting 62 years.


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LMS band students wow judges


Select students from the LaBelle
Middle School Band attended the
Florida Bandmaster Sanctioned
Solo and Ensemble performance
assessment on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005
at Lehigh Senior High School. LMS
band students had been preparing
for this individual competition for
more than six weeks and all of their
hard work and dedication paid off.
There are four categories in which
students are rated: superior, excel-
lent, fair and poor. All of our LMS
band students did very well receiv-
ing no lower than the second high-
est rating of excellent. We have
something very special to be proud
of here at LaBelle Middle School
and I hope you will rejoice in our
success! Bravo musicians!
Students receiving excellent rat-
ings on solos or ensembles are:
Alfredo Zamarron, Trumpet Sol6,
Carlos Rodriguez, Trombone Solo,
Olivia Luckey, Alto Sax Solo, Breana
Pasher, Alto Sax Solo, Brandon
Ramirez, Bass Clarinet Solo, Jamie
Batton, Clarinet Solo, Also the Saxo-
phone Choir received a rating of
excellent.
Students receiving the highest
rating of superior are: Amanda Van
Mecl Flute Solo, Isabel Blanco, Clar-
inet Solo, Chelsey Ramos, Tenor
Sax Solo, K.C. Lynn, Trumpet Solo,
Spencer Fletcher, Trumpet Solo,
Jennifer Mason, Flute Solo, Jessica
-._ ,ii n, Flute Solo, Saxophone
Trio consisting of Olivia Luckey, Liz-
abeth McKinney, and Rachaelle
Krause, C'leena McLymont-Birch,
Flute Solo, Dora Moreno-Gomez,


Clarinet Solo, Randy Hudson, Alto
Saxophone Solo, Josh Hernandez,
Baritone Sax Solo.
Right: These students earned
a superior, the highest, rating
in one or more categories:
Front row from left to right:
Dora Moreno-Gomez, Randy
Hudson, Isabel Blanco. Back
row from left to right:
Joshua Hernandez, Spencer
Fletcher, Rachaelle Krause,
K.C. Lynn, C'Leena
McLymont-Birch, Jessica
Escamilla, Jennifer Mason,
Lizabeth McKinney, Olivia
Luckey, Chelsey Ramos,
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Carlos Rodriguez, Rachaelle Krause, Olivia Luckey, Lizabeth McKinney and Breana Pasher.


Evan Randolph

Smith on Dean's List


Wake Forest University in Win-
ston-Salem, NC has announced
its Dean's List for the fall semester
2004. Evan Randolph Smith of


LaBelle, a junior with a major in
political science has achieved a
3.0 or higher grade point average
and was named to the Dean's List.


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Thibodeaux, Abueluf promoted


Florida Community Bank is
pleased to announce the promo-
tion of Sandy Thibodeaux to the
position of Assistant Loan Offi-
cer/Portfolio Manager. In her new
job duties she will assist with
large construction loans, oversee
the active loan files, and work
with borrowers on new and
renewal loans. She will remain in
the LaBelle office. Hendry County
Area President Larry Hall stated,
"Sandy's hard work, dedication,
and increased knowledge of the
commercial lending area have
allowed her to perform duties far
beyond that of an Administrative
Assistant, her former title." Sandy
has continued her formal educa-
tion thru the AIB program and will
be attending the Florida School of
Banking this year. Hall stated,
"she has been a valuable assistant
to. me over the past couple of
years and I look forward to her
continued support in this expand-
ed role."
Florida Community Bank is
also pleased to announce that


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Yumna Abueluf, left, and Sandy
Yumna "Yummy" Abueluf has
been promoted to Administrative
Assistant to the Area President.


Courtesy photo
y Thibodeaux
Yummy graduated from Florida
Gulf Coast University in Decem-
ber 2004 and is also enrolling in


"Seven Nuns in Las Vegas" opens at Firehouse


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their MBA program. In her new
position Yummy will be working
with Hendry County Area Presi-
dent, Larry Hall, on loan applica-
tions, credit memos, and other
commercial loan functions. Hall
stated, "In this role she will be
able to increase her knowledge of
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What happens when your
prayers are answered? Sister
Columba, (Suzanne Hardee
Hubart), asks St. Joseph to take
her from Indiana to where the
weather is warm. Come and see
what happens when he does just
that. She is whisked away to Las
Vegas, along with her convent
and six other nuns. Sister Edna
(Teri Lazar), Sister Rose (Pat
Johnson), Sister Felicitas (Mer-
cedes Mitchell), Sister Marie (Bar-


bara Costa), Sister Anne (Sheri
King) and Sister Francis (Judy
Arnett) along with Sister Columba
and St. Joseph have a startling
effect on the gambling resort and
it on them.
The rest of the cast includes
three dancing gidls, Peaches
(Rosie Delgado), Boots (Chelsey
Ramos) and Baby (Brianna
Ramos), a Reverend Mother (Bar-
bara Marshall), George Green
(Ron Groves) and Marcus Elder-


man (Jesse Cuello). There is even
a cameo guest appearance by
Father John O'Brien.
The Catholic Alumnae Quar-
terly stated, "We highly recom-
mend this play and are confident
it will answer quests for a play
that is both humorous and
charming." Directors Bill and
Jane Bruce are confident that you
will enjoy this production.
The show runs March 10-13
and March 17-20 at The Firehouse


Cultural Center, located at 241 N.
Bridge Street in LaBelle. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday the curtain
opens at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee
2 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance
(call 863-675-3066 and leave your
name, phone number, date you
wish to attend and the number of
tickets you wish to reserve) or $12
at the door. Master Card and Visa
are accepted for you conven-
ience.


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112 W.C. Owen 530 Main St. 2080 Collier Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440 LaBelle, FL 33975 Ft. Myers, FL 33901
(863) 902-9211 (863) 675-7719 (239) 936-9393


Las Noticias en Espanol


Soluciones En La
Escuela Mediana
El personal, directivos y padres
de La Escuela Mediana estan
comenzando el process de buscar
soluciones a los problems que
recientemente han ocurrido y que
ha creado un atmosfera de division
entire los padres, estudiantes y el
personal de la escuela.
La Principal de La escuela
Debra Davis, pidio un reunion con
los padres y les dijo que si querian
information de ella, ellos tenian
que explicar primero sus quejas.
K.C.Stanley, madre de un estudi-
ante en el setimo grado dirigio la
reunion mientras que Estela
Aguilar interpreto en Espanol para
los padres Hispanos. Stanley dijo
que el motivo principal por el cual
todos estaban alli era porque ellos
desean cooperar para que "la vida
de sus hijos sea mejor desde ahora
hasta que ese graduen.
Davis explico que desde hace
much tiempo en la escuela los
padres y maestros no se han orga-
nizado y ella dijo que los padres no
han querido asistir a la reuniones
cuando se les ha pedido ni tam-
poco se han procupado por el pro-
greso de sus hijos. Hasta ahora que
han sucedido varias anomalias en
la escuela es que los padres estan
haciendo mas preguntas con-
cernientes a la seguridad y bienes-
tar de sus hijos. Antes de empezar
la reunion Davis present a los
padres algunos maestros y para-
profesionales que estan diaria-
mente en contact con los estudi-
antes.
Cuando los padres expresaron
sus quejas Stanley dijo que no hay
una buena comunicacion entire los
padres y la escuela, ella quiere que
se compren mas libros y se haga
mas espacio en la libreria. Uno de
los padres que tiene dos hijas enr la
escuela dijo que su mayor preocu-
pacion es la seguridad de los
muchachos porque han oido de
movimientos pandilleros.Otra
madre que ha sido muy cooper-
adora con la escuela dijo que los
muchachos no quieren comunicar
nada.


Un numero de padres estuvo de
acuerdo en que la cooperation de
ellos con la escuela es la flave del
exito y demandaron information
para saber si es cierto que hay
movimientos de pandillas y si la
seguridad de sus hijos esta en peli-
gro. Para varias families el proble-
ma numero uno es el bus, para
otras los problems raciales, pre-
sion, no hay una buena relacion
entire maestros y estudiantes, auto-
estima baja de parte de los estudi-
antes, actividada de drogas, violen-
cia, sexo, todos estos asuntos son
de preocupacion para los padres,
algunos querian una revision de
los uniforms.
El personal de la escuela
recomendo a los padres IIlamar a
los maestros a los numerous que
pueden ser localizados en el dia. Al
final de la reunion La Principal cen-
tro las quejas en las mas impor-
tantes: comunicacion, seguridad,
violencia, asuntos de bus, racism
y soporte para la escuela. Hubo
una discussion sobre como la
information seria distribuida
mejor en cada session y se sugirio
poner anuncios en la radio para la
gente Hispana, poner la informa-
cion en las iglesias, lugares publi-
cos o colocar anuncios afuera de la
escuela donde los padres puedah
verla. Davis dijo que my pronto van
a colocar una pizarra de anuncios
similar a la que esta en La Escuela
Elementaria LaBelle, este es un
proyecto de La Sociedad de
Honor.Otra cosa positive que se
anuncio es que la escuela recibio
fondos para un libreria nueva con
8 salones mas para classes, cuando
se mueva la libreria quedara espa-
cio para dos salones mas.
Al final de la reunion los padres
firmaron para vario comites con el
fin de trabajar juntos y tratar de
resolver los problems que los
aquejan. Davis prometio dar mas
information de otros asuntos
como de los buses y seguridad de
los estudiantes. Posiblemente
habra otra reunion el 15 marzo a
las 7:30 en la cafeteria de la
escuela.
Program
El Dr. Thurman Wade, Director


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General de la Mision Mundial
Bautista Macedonia y su obra y
predicara la palabra de Dios en La
Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testamento
el domingo 6 de marzo a las 10
a.m. y de Nuevo alas 6 p.m.
El Dr. Wade es director de 169
families misioneras trabajando en
39 paises alrededor del mundo,
predicando el evangelio de Jesu-
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La Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Testa-
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nuestros servicios son bilinguals -
ingels y espanol.
Para mas information, favor lla-
mar al pastor Ben Millican al tel.
673-0782 o Hno. Sidronio Castillo
al tel. 517-0377.


Birth Announcement


Haleigh Renee
Campbell
Roy and Julia Campbell of
LaBelle are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Haleigh Renee Campbell. She
was born on Jan. 25, 2005, at
Cape Coral Hospital in Cape
Coral. She weighed six pounds 2


ounces and was 19 inches long at
birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Rene and Beatrice Gutierrez of
LaBelle. Paternal grandparents
are Marianna and the late Rogelio
Campbell of Immokalee. Great
grandparents are Oralia Flores of
Raymondville, TX and Guadalupe
Campbell of Immokalee, FL.


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People You Love.....
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(MS) -- Whether you're interested in
making a resale investment or just want
to enhance your living space, industry
experts agree there are a number of easy


ways you can add value to your home.
Home improvement projects always
equate to increasing the value of) your
house, says Don Zeman, host of the


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According to Zeman, there are 10


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Project #1-- Create a designated home
office space. Whether it's just part of a
room partitioned off with an obscure
acrylic block wall to create a private
nook or an entire room, home offices are
an essential part of today's living. The
multi-functional space can be used for
children to study, paying bills, writing
or for a home business.
Project #2 --Treat your ceilings as the
fifth wall in a room. Accent and embel-
lish them with beaded boards, paints or
decorative finishes. Consider adding a
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from Fypon(R) around ceiling lights
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into place in less than five minutes to
add more ambiance to a room.
Project #3 -- Invest in your lawn.
Nothing puts forth a better first impres-
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continuously-maintained shrubs and
flower beds. If you're selling your home,
a buyer immediately forms his opinion
of how well you have taken care of the
interior by the look of the exterior.
Project #4 -- Replace old, leaky win-
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ant windows. Much like a car wind-
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windows adheres to a heavy invisible
plastic interlayer, thus reducing the
damage inside the home from storms or
crime attempts.
Project #5 -- Expand living space by
adding a deck or sunroom. Increasing
the amount of usable space in a home
always equates to adding more value.
Whether it's placing an awning over a
patio area, converting a screened-in
porch to a sunroom or adding a deck,
the creation of more living space makes
life more enjoyable for you now and
adds an appealing selling feature for the
future.
Project #6 -- Remove mildew from
your home's exterior and prevent it from
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Project #8 -- Upgrade the master
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Project #9 -- Replace rotted columns
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repainting exterior rail systems and
columns, it's time too invest in low-
maintenance fiberglass columns.
Structural load-bearing columns from
Dixie-Pacific are an aordable invest-
ment. Options include columns with
lifetime finishes to eliminate painting
and a variety of styles to complement
any home design.
Project #10 -- Bump out to a bay or
bow window. Along with adding extra
living space, bay and bow windows add
instant visual interior and exterior
appeal to homes. People value the
extended space that can highlight a hol-
iday tree, a window seat or simply adds
more light to the home.
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porch '-,.14,900
I',R.-i. noF. l. \N1 ; i:n\ t mobile
h r, ;,. **,,,, ,,., :. I ... ici I Lpprox. 2
nIi,. from town,. I'ri ',-.' is fenced
wisome oaks and circle drive.
$124,900.


\C. EAcT LOTS
r E 1 .F., -1.0 P;
30 .',PR.S PR.V- ',TV AND
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mettos w/approx. 25 aces whichwas
cleared at one time. Located 1.25
miles south of Hwv 720 in Muse.
$240,000.
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10 \CRFS w/oak hammock on paved
I.-., I -., .r buy!! $120,000. UNDER
CONTRACT!
I RI :,IIF\ Ii \[ l t located in
River Oaks S/D. Great investment.
Sewer and water available. $17,900.
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i '. for details.
$25,000 each.
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mect fot future business, $215,000.
1 1 IR, I, II Ik'kI \fIlON wirhchefs,
i-, Mn, ., I. i ..1 .. .[ in place.
I t il rl.1 10+ seat restaurant eatr-.
ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115,000.
( ( i .\I I.[ 'i I'lnIt'l- i- Ii in the
city of LaBelle with frontage oan Lee
and \ Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at t reasonable
price. $100,000. UNDER CON-
TRACTI


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NEW LISTING! LaBelle Riverfront
3BR/2.5BI3G Home with 160' +/- of
river frontage. Private & Wooded 1.36
+/- acres with private gated entrance.
There's nothing quite like it! $995,000


ALVA RIVERFRONT ESTATE!
One-of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B/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
never frontage
(Additional acreage available)
$3,490,000 (Hor.me on 10 .1- acres


East Fort Myers! Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft. Myers
riverfront community. $999,800


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


MUSE-HOME ON 40 ACRES!
Energy efficient 4BR/2.5B tri-level
home on 40 +/- private & fenced acres
in Muse. Luxury amenities ;tb.:indi
. Barn & mobile home also included in
sale! $875,000


P P;-'...' ,i"D E'.I- TES' 3 ,R'2Bi2G,
-plii .l,'cor plan CBS rhaome ft',ers ca-
hedr l1 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
pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900


Stunning 5BR/3.5B/2G two story 4,700
+/- sq. ft. home located on 5 +/- private
acres complete wl horse barn, windmill
& private pond. $750,000


MUSE! 4BR/2B rustic cabin-st
on 2.2 +/- acres (one acre fei
horse stalls). BRING YOUR H
Peace & Quiet Guaranteed!


Gracious 3BP.2Ei2rG cust.o:m sl':ry
estate home Iocaled oni *,.'- rnced
acres, features largE roomrr, a ar
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai. $595,000


RIVERBEND ESTATES:
Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G with an open
spl*Twjl located on 1 +/-- mani-
cur "ft'TRr A R (A, ted
subdivision, features oversized rooms,
a huge screened lanai. & the best
amenities around! $289,900


BELMONT AREA! 2BR/
home located in town on an
ered lot in a nice neigh
$135,000


PIONEER PLANTATION! Ide
home or second home to get
the weekend. 2BR/1B CBS h
2.5 +/- acres. in Pioneer Pl
$127,000


6BR/2B doublewvide mobile home on
10 t/. acres in I.luse i a nevly
planiled tree nursery" $289,900

3BR13B doublewide mobile home. in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/- acres in
Pioneer!! $189,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse!! $189,900

3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2,5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 2.:3+/- acres,
just south of LaBelle. $119,000

4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
hornEsile priced right for an investment/
income property. $68.000


.... RII ERFRO\ TI 144 +/. cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
;yle home riverfront. $495,000
need with
-HORSES! RI yE VT! 1 + cleared acre
$185,900 locr i 01)l M^P-
of riverfront. $475,000

RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd. w/ 110' +/-
of riverfront. $475,000

RIr KiWL,..+- ooded acre
1B CBS loca *
oak cov- neighborhoods. $475,000
borhood!
RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced acre
located in town w/ 130' +/- of riverfront.
a! starter $450,000
away for
home on RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-sac
antation. homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts. $399,900


* New Listingi 8 07 +/- acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd
ownedd AG2 $600,000
* 22 +/- fenced cross-ienced. & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres wi 2BR/2B
mobile home" $399,500
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, tenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
Alva. $135W gu^I A A T

* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* CREEKFRONT! 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access. $70,000
a 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 $35K!



* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $31,728,400'
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134
* rI r t -, ver
frontage east of aBel,,'00
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 &
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000
* 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


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4 streets in Downtown LaBelle'
$850,000
, 4 6 +!- acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersedlion close to schools
& homes $997,524
* Self-Service Car Wash on 50 +i-
acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000
* 31.5 +/- acres by Oxbow Hotel.
Zoned Leisure Recreational Loads
of opportunity $50,000iAcre















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LaBelle's Cat Miller meets superstar


courtesy pnoto
Cathryn Miller of LaBelle meets world-class singer Josh
Groban backstage at the Germain Arena before the concert
began.


By Donna Meister
Cathryn Miller's creative and
convincing letter was chosen
from all of SWFL's fans to have the
opportunity to meet superstar
singer Josh Groban. A backstage
pass to meet and greet Josh
Groban was the prize for sending
the winning essay to the contest.
Making it more fun, she got to
bring her friend Yasmin Fiore
backstage with her.
For her 21st birthday on Dec. 9,
her mother Cindy Miller bought
"Cat" a concert ticket and signed
her up for the Josh Groban Fan
Club. The club hosted the essay
contest and talented Cat Miller
was chosen the winner! The
chance of a lifetime to meet her
favorite singer and an opportunity
that won't soon be forgotten!
Cat is an Edison College stu-


Kangieser-Hogan engaged


Katharine L. Kangieser of Hol-
lywood and Andrew B. Hogan of
LeHigh Acres are announcing
their engagement. The prospec-
tive groom is the son of Janie Gor-
don and Michael Hogan of
LeHigh Acres,and Lake Worth,
TX. The wedding is planned for
March 5 at the Captain Hendry
House.


The bride-to-be is a 1990 grad-
uate of McArther High School and
is employed as a CMA with
HRMC. The groom is a 1993 grad-
uate of Sarasota High School. He
is employed as security with the
Hendry County Courthouse. After
the wedding, the couple 'will
reside in Pioneer Plantation.


Courtesy photo
Katharine L. Kangieser and
Andrew B. Hogan


dent, a Mary Kay Beauty Consul-
tant, a 2002 Swamp Cabbage
Queen Pageant winner and coor-
dinator of this year's SC Queen
Pageant.
Josh Groban's amazing popu-
larity started the night he stood in
for Andre Boccelli at a Hollywood
Academy Awards Show rehears-
al. He caught the eyes and ears of
many including, Celine Dion, his
duet partner. They sang "The
Prayer" by David E, Kelley creator
of the Ally McBeal television
show. Josh had a recurring role
on the show in 2001.










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Conny t.wing h r' Ist in Muse. This
I e i'.[ doli.d 1 IRz'?41 home, sits on
nicc. .is.ratpcd '. cu. Fiannies indclide a
vwi -- burning r.'ip..c, a trgCe "couintiryv
kitchenu" Jots ni w carptr & a
fW 1 L Male iiin ippoiitsment
to nsw this 'O u o i Asking riice is
REDUCi!I) 5l23,000.
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* 7 .1 .i .... 2( : .icrc estate is truly on. of
a kind The main m nw se'-atures include CBS
constw.i-on, vau!t.Il real woxl cabi,
es with built K}wi I., graded kitchen
appliances, Liranic tile, solid surface. cointer
Lops and is fnced and crnss-flnced lor hotrsens.
1 hfer is itso) a 1i300+ squar wIot nmanuiac
tun:ed hofirme oatied towards the from of thr
property with separate entrance and fencing
trcht woulk b e r.rxfect as a gnesi house or for a
gounds keeper $'349,900.
* Nestld uirder nte Oaks. CustomIn icuin
3BR. ii2 hoine i mown ea nc's cetairc til.e,
aultd i ..., baiy windows sma '. ,ck 1". .c
sprinkkr sysLeMCi on a private V efl, deiacEtled
garnge *. irls $229,000.
* Solac at u.at' .3BR'?I home in o :u
Feastu.ring i great floorp:nm. ceramic tile, enor-
morni. tauuiy riom and loi s of kitchen cabinets.
Outsid: is a spaaius sucrened i porch, I,:d


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maiires 'nal wood kicheni cabnais, brceaklfasc
: Ii ,', 1l.ramilyr oomn Not
or big 'and .ot cou sinlL This aone has it aIl for
only $129.900

IVI P .ER Esj.
* Words cannot describe this 31R2'2 lnanufac
lured .... i .. ... .
5 acres this is one you have to ste to believe.
$149,900.
S3B'i2B manufactured home on 45./. acres.
This liarme features new water system and air
'UMflER COTRACt
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Lookiirng tor country livingiHere it is! This
.. 4 4BR1B mitufactur'ed home sits on
S" rathtaking acres .. r.;,
ironic town Th sios'nwin I 'e '.* 'i t
* iBR2B nainufaicturcd home on 2.45+- acres
jeaui-n s vaulted i i texturecd sheet rock
w.ilh, lots o. l builthi cabincts, dual sinks in
S I ii .. I, SlI2 .
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,, 1 ,I I ,, I i ' "1 i l e. Sir's o il
i .1 ,. 1 I acre, Features include a
wood i 'i ,..- ..i I large country y
kitchen". i '. ew carpetp&a
new 1 Make an appoinumncat
to see his onse todaylVi' Asking price is


give us a call! ,,L.
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With: IL."i- -I .. .. i Ic....
and i I,., also 2
horse stalls and tack room This one is perfect
for horse lovers! Only $92.900.
* 4Ri2B 2 manufactured home with over 1700
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S :.., i U 02woaks. $37,000,



* I.\Si/ acres zonedC-' commercial just South
f l-,?- ,.li L .. t, i, i-i / -rb. .r.... ,
on SR29 N .i ..'i: .. la.uckey Strcet Asking
$399,900.


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ItFE IN T:IAE COUNTRY Settle in
with your kids and critters on ,75
acres, tucked away on a dead end
street, located in a growing communi-
ty. I,. Redm.an Limited manufac
rured. home in like new condition,
4BR/2BA, master suite includes cozy
office big enough for two full size
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fireplace and. the kitchen is designed
for, a .,-l; '- : ',.: .'appliances, plen-
ty of counter space plus an island for
extra working area. Property is fenced
and cross.fenced for horses and the 3-
stall barn include'es a feedutack room
Montura Ranch Estate Community
Center includes ,('ii ,.. swimming
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I'l \Wt1ItI RANCH STYLE
HOir. -:rii irnnr porch in booming
arr i 'l I'or. I -r.C lKi" Hn',. i- rn .
belt which backs up to Co ..ir: Way.
Great access, close to Hwy. 80, shop-
ping rjd-.h.-..I- $1s.900
NEW CON I RI' :i Itl\ 1;< PORT
.ABEIBJ-LE Unit 2 onJay Terrace, "T'he
Sutton" w/total area of 2,040 sq. It.
3B1R2B.A. t.ld ,.-iliri, I r;,; lir i,,-
room, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage,
at-,.;..... ifii. ir ,1 dishw ashea', *, >
country front porch. Concrete drive-
way, landscaped and sodded lawn,
$159,900.


40 ACRES IN PALMDALE .- {p .
25 miis n.',-r. of LaBile. o. : i'
rure land great for lin :''-: Itn'
aicccss to .L. I .1. 1 i Lnke
Placid and CGkwistOn.
MLStS'205016087


COUNTRY .'r oi i' PERE AND
IN-TOWN CONVENIENCE -
Property is located on south side of
Danies Road in Ft. Myers, cast of US
41 west of Mtero Pikwy. k i- ."
owsnerhome reimodeledin I ii
story CBS wiypt'ess .. .i privacy
from I "1 road. Close proximity to
- 'ii'' services with country
atmosphere, vauKted family room. 2
fireplaces. 158 sq. Ift utility ronm, caMr
Xri 1,108 sq. ft. t pole barn 6,960 sq. c It
& 576 sq. t. metal ,i -
$1,100,000. M\.LSXnS80137666Fr


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2 TI 1 i i -, .OTS SIDE BY SIDE 2
lots side by side in Port 11i 2
miles east of i i 1. A wonderful
opportunity to own your own piece of
ill -.- ches of the l. l,
WVorld Class i 'in. on. Lake
Okeechobee. Just 2 miles to the
Intercostal Waterway for coast to
coast cruising, or off' shore travel. East
to the Bahamas or \West to Mexico.
Texas or points South. Great ial.and
fishing foir World Class Bass or off
shore Grouper and Snapper to the
West and record Billfish to the East. 2
lots 160X125 ft., central water. Close
. -liih ,, .mnunity. $60,000.
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OLD LUNDY HARDWARE BUILD-
ING and rooming house in historic
downtown Moore Haven. Zoned
Commercial, 12 block from the City
Dock on the Intercoastal Waterway,
Rivcrwalk Park and across the street
from the newly renovated Cin' L.ibray.
.'.ii,. .i .n.. ...I'' : .'ru ,...u ;r ofyears
- ., ,,.' I.i..' pr:- ... rio cediings,
origniaIl shelves, 1.i 'i cases and bims
from the hardware store,. Lots of poten.
ial. $190,000. MLS205010290


4BR/2BA HOME IN LEIGH ACRES -
Centrally located. betwccn Ft. Myers
ed ,. ,.. patio, breakfast bar plus
more. $190,000. MILS#205014796
PORT ILABELL- LOTS. PLENTY TO
CHOOSE FROM 2 side by side lots
in Unit 6 $30,000 each. Unit 3
$29,900 each on Cadet Circle $30,000
each. Side by side lots are hard to find!
Get them while you card


irrigation. There is a 2BRi1BA block home that needs a lit- Comfort abounds in this remodeled 2BR/1BA plus den and nature's beauty. $285,000,
i -TLr Tre-.i e. icsulj py l.r properly $569,000. =r-:e- r,mir.:I hr, o ,,,ir ,.-. .,.l NewAC/heat, 20 ..-, in r o.i ,.'r. plaiure .,- enced "and cross
S, n.'tn, rerie-0r ,"Jr, _) rr. 1BRI1E. .:-c.in ne.ri:d in .cdt irno rnaat ni-..., .' -u face tub walls, fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site


E p i phnal 38Pg, .R ,t I2B9A h l 5uaid goonand 2 v rn-t,:i. n r.. F.,II|. 9O to be i"r soon Coy of y file 1
Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10' ceilings, r. .r -rr." High" andt"dr 5 acress"inr Fse.enc'edon," 3-sides"and
plantation shutters, secu a s l aminate floor- rena(n on a pn.o :, roi $212.500
on..Larg,ec i bc poroti over itt 0go on and BFP',,BA ,1-ur.i8 w.,,iA It.,l_ n.:r-* ... h $15 gated, Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.
1on. Large tie backiporch overlooks your own private Buyer to complete renovationSold'As s'Horeison5+/-
pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel u t irl on the B '- of rc. 3e $175000. 5+-i/ nr.. I -:.I l land located on the main road in
,, 1 the property is any man's dream Ths .e-ari horn, is .BR'A ;' t'p 0 hble H-.r- e ,l..m-- town includes Pioneer Plantation. Great location for a site built or manu-
S:la ithuoughouti Ths one .,,ili rno la ii,:,r $410000. whirlpool tub & flat top stove. 12x24 shed with garage door fractured home. $105,000.
1-i 3 i.:. ar. ,.'r..'-:rle bl.c, n .I;,m 4' r B- s ,'_ C o r, $92900. Wc..-. acr- ,, rd,,. r e' f roa'd -
DONNA KANEi- Lc. REAL ESTATE BROKER N. St. elle, F on t & nd loor, bato.h has r- ,j i., Pr.r, l I i (needs
DONA KNE L EALESATEBROER 1,80 N. Bridge St. L~aBelle FL .d.,ubjr,.1 in wall for a full bath. Wet bar & refrigerator on ,v Must pump.,,i,,:, ,r rr r,, ..M., S95.000
sSOCIATEa"dTerrigeanky -Trisha Arnold ( 6 7 88li i W Storage is plenful and well planned throughout 1e" M$1,..st pur5 p .na ,L-r 59 00
1 Ti ank nshe r O d (863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762 the-l ann H 3o r,9.J I ng e.dr BIaBC T l1
--ATtheTern',,ank.rTrsaArnoldaui,fiaf rnilnc,,rr',tr ih[ $370e000 '-,u,,.e.,.. .,- $... H n yr e otinPioneer.Frontge$O, ,.,
:_,r3-y .,ed .',crth, *Jennifer OswaldLp pn
Denise ,'--,l r Beverly Curtis rdo usrtagelandco. La "r 0' h- o G. umeriz dpa j ins pa- ie High and dry 5 acre lot in Pioneer. Frontage oHi a2ry, 1.-r.e
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton MLS Se Habla Espafiol greenbelt ,0 tin 3E ~-f,, -1*rUin 6 .r,.:,l:,-,,'r,, i- n:'r rm-+.,.- .,. P.--o,u.' Ft
BBe1iiont-CSThoimeo"overol:.ed ,.F Triii 2BP'R.ErA haa i- Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will not
I[-l ,i^ oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint, quiet updated kitchen, Florida room and fenced in yard. Plenty tilti i~, split.
property 1 ., ~i Mj .C3,ai building lot. of storage s ace and abudant fruit trees. $170,000. -,Large. rwi -duded,
Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with private Home he -' .-it.',; ri,,, -,.] ,gan it tub. Lawn 19 i 3ff,8 Ifo"e5ilfspit"or'pTalfeairesfle, warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres with V' 3," U B-.
gated entry on Ft Denaud Rd. 6,361 q :. -.fT it, in this has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let this one carpet with walk-in closet in master bath and an 18'x18' great potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electric service and 4 .' '..
3BRi2.5BAhone. Home has 10 ft. : i., :.pl i' .... plan. ...-: .. b, $410 000 t, oe gund pu:.t il- uedt.. $169,900. well with 3 phase pump is in place. Six loading docks on ..-..."-' '*' '- '" .t. rf "c 1
Fr L ..i .. h i.'- .. ... .,r.ur.'n.r- ',ustom cabinets, *,n -:..i.u ...r ?P, .;Pf- ..p!li 'o'or:.'1 ,, n ri : nr liu-,a 'i, L, uni ',:, ',, 'in'flFiseis 6 9Sind front side of building. Driv i ramp at back of building i .' i..:dI NeD :1r-Oot 0- Acres.
-. ,,3 ', .. r- ,3 :, .' r ',"-.j a'-.. with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with cathe- Guest House is 2BR/1BA frame house. Main house has ne. $1,500,000. $64,00.
..*.,ir, ,,n -.-,:-,r,, r-.. .n: ., open onto largee dral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances. Owner handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet floors. 50ifT8Commercaia e l ite. ownt n. iB.i H., 80 5+/-wooded acres in Lad .me unde-
lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled acres w/190+ feet of financing possible or trade for hurricane damaged proper- $165,000. 'rnLra $105,000 terminable rMVhwl'e ardpernmissi-
ntv-i f. .i.i... Sl.P0C 00C' ties will be considered. $350,000. ___ Wa1tfoT. 6.' i M i.-,rs,' Thi 6P7BA nmjust ar n u n n. ble61,500.
~Ft.'......'-.. ._.....:r...iofeon.. .: ,.. .-....of ,"off Joel BlvdOe..la.n ii qleled within the .$54. F n -i ......... .... Five acres in'#U 6 N 9Fi,500.
Srir 'a,; i'."u i remodeling has made this __________,_I__________ past year. NU l 1 pp lances, new 14X24 ___ 2,5acepar__________T_ ...
rivront home like new The new fea- Dreaming of owning your own Island? 1264 secluded .:rEned inai plus an aboe grurd ouOl Oni $149 900.2 a 2,5-partialey clearedac ~ior manuac-
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli- acres with some spoil easement which can be removed. pdard cea and :rabe BRB C h, in Just east of Hendry County Line- 420 ft. on State Road 80 turned home on 5,000.
ances, tile and carpet, large patio to relax and enjoy the o o the cy limits.t l tin throughout Fuiu and u .-,T .;x to u enjiniea$ al Jait- c'.c5crs$5000oB
nver views, new sod imgation system driveway and boat $, sat-..'..- r ,ir ,.,,:, home.Bea ,a i-'- .' palm irees uIens -
dI. $: .. P .P, allows for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway. ard ,:,n r: i-. Don i ir its c:ri, y.u o' $144,900 Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 welis & & .
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a beautifuliew of the Caloosahatchee River Privacy and 127r ,: l:, ,3,l..-ni-ee IRn, ,n ird.an -11iion concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed. ile TLC Tre- ratE ....uH r:r p.. ri, $569,000 Oak trees grace the unique off-river lot in LaBee's only gated
Peace atits bestEnjoythesunsetsoverthewateronyour Caloosahatchee Drive, This homesite is ready for your Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof is 103arYHarni.ang.e ,,rt' rr,:m,:,, :r.u.,, rUM, E. CONTRH r ,:'|:.,
back screened patio. Wood, tile and carpet flooring waterfrtot home.QOwnerfinancgva imatel oneerold.$134,90 IN-, irrigation. Brderedby ": 'i r 190
Wonderful kitchen for entertaining. plantation shutters. w cnpta"aL oe$395,002 ap o neyearoede$134900 .riad $48.320. g .
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American Legion Riders turned out in force to parade their
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Ken Pickles Sr. demonstrates how the old timers cut swamp
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"Ironman" Joe Bonness and Perry Small share a few running
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Bull Pit Ministries earned the top honors in the SCF parade Family Livestock group's "cowboy" scene took first place in
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Alva Elementary took first place in the Good Neighbor divi-
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Aqua isles' unit took first place in the Retirement Division.


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Cattleman of the Year Billy Joe Tindall and son Windall strut Braving wind and rain, Greg, left, and Richard Strickland won
their stuff on their trusty steeds in the big parade. the catch and release fishing tournament Sunday with 16.56
their stuff on their trusty steeds in the big paradepounds. They also landed the second "big bass" for the day
S- -at 4.42 pounds. The team of Chambliss and Giarrantano took
". that prize with a 4.60 pound fish their only fish of'the day!
S' The team of Sellers and Sellers took second place in the
-" tournament with a total of 14.56 pounds.


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Where do the Country Rhythm loggers get their energy?
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Martha Raye Humphries had a truly grand


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Atun throws one hitter Sport Briefs


By Roger Alexander
The Cowgirls softball team
won their only game this week as
they defeated Palmetto Ridge by a
17-0 margin. Their other game got
rained out Friday night and that
has Coach Marroquin nervous.
"We've had just two games
this year and we need to play
more. We have a big test this
week with our game against


Verot. It's too bad we haven't had
more to go on than this one game
this week," he said.
The game was a one-sided
affair as Amanda Atun allowed
just one hit for the second time
this year. She also held them
scoreless. Offensively the Cowgirl
bats were hitting all night. Almost
everyone got in on the action.
Dani Blake, Kaci Kingler, and
Heather Raulerson all had two


hits each to pace the team.
This week the girls will have
just one game as they are in the
middle of FCAT testing at the
school. That game will be tomor-
row night at the high school as
the Cowgirls will host Bishop
Verot. This is a very important
game as it sets the tone for who
-will have the upper hand in dis-
trict play.


Boys tennis drops close match


By Roger Alexander first loss last week. Lehigh was
The Cowboy tennis team is able to beat them in a very close
just in its infancy but already they 4-3 match that went down to the
just in its infancy but already they final doubles match.
are showing signs of life. After Daniel Rodriguez got things
winning their opening match of started for the Cowboys as he
the season the Cowboys felt their won in two sets, with a 6-3, 6-4


victory. He then teamed up with
Myron Huffman to win the open-
ing doubles match 8-4 that set up
the decisive final match.
Johnathan Bhaguardin also won
his singles match to help the
LaBelle team.


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The C-',hoys baseball team
was involved with a game last
week that the whole team quickly
wants to put behind them but
never will they want to go through
another like it. After suffering a 19-
0 defeat, Coach Dunbar seemed
to be pretty upbeat.
"This will in no way be the way
we will play this year. We had 11
walks and eight errors. You can't
win a lot of games that way. We
will definitely be better the next
time out," he said.
Dunbar went on to state that


he has just two starting seniors
and so the experience will take
some time to acquire. He said he
is starting is with the pitching. He
used quite a few pitchers in the
loss just so they could all get the
feel of pitching on a varsity team.
"We have just two with varsity
experience and, combined, they
pitched just eight innings all of
last year. I think that Blake and
Kyle will come around for us
though." He added that Blake
Basquin and Kyle McClain, along
with freshman Caleb Jordan, all
show signs of being good pitchers
but it will take some time.


Offensively, the Cowboys will
look to the bats of Matt Bell,
McClain and Chris Lopez. Lopez
and McClain have the potential of
carrying some big bats for the
offense.
Defensively, the team will rely
on Basquin at shortstop and
Dariel Gonzalez at second. Bell
will be a big help behind the plate
as he takes over the catching
duties.
LaBelle will try to get things
rolling this week as they host
Glades Day and Bishop Verot. The
Verot game will be tomorrow
night at 7 p.m.


Cowboys track team takes second


By Roger Alexander
The Cowboy track team is off
and running this year as the boys
took second place in their open-
ing meet for the season. The
hometown boys took on Bishop
Verot (which placed first) and
Evangelical Christian (third
place) at the home meet Feb. 22.
Coach Bell said he is excited
about the season because this is
his biggest team in the last four
years. "We are really young but
we have a lot of talent. It should
be a good season," he said.
Some of the athletes picked


up where they left off last year
and that is a good sign. Matt
Davidson and Josh Chisholm
both had very good nights as
they led the Cowboy effort.
Davidson was the top runner
of the night as he took first place
in the 100 and 200 meters and
then helped the 4x 00 relay team
finish first. The rest of the relay
team was Gabriel Puente, Jason
Williams and Jerrarhd Williams.
Meanwhile, Chisholm was his
usual self in the 800 meters as he
finished just three seconds off
his school record. His time was


2:09. He then went on to help
the 4x800 relay finish second.
The rest of the team was Alex
Madrid, Juan Moncada and
Manuel Soto.
Other second place finishers
were Gabriel Puente in the 100
meters. Jerrarhd Williams in the
400 meters. Juan Moncada in the
800 meters and JB Hull in the
discus.
The Cowboys were rained
out Friday night and will now
run tomorrow night in the
Clewiston Invitational.


Florida guarding against avian flu


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today out-
lined actions his department is
taking to prevent avian influenza
from striking Florida.
The disease is a major concern
for poultry producers as some
strains can devastate poultry
flocks, and some avian influenza
strains have the potential to infect
humans as well as birds.
"We have a number of safe-
guards in place to prevent this dis-
ease from impacting Florida, and
we are maintaining our vigilance
and surveillance efforts to keep
this out of our state," Bronson
said.
Among efforts being taken are:
Poultry from areas of the
world with serious strains of the
disease are prohibited from enter-
ing the U.S., and all commercial
poultry entering Florida from
other states are required to have a
permit for entry and must origi-
nate from influenza free flocks.
S- The department's Division
of Animal Industry has 35 author-
ized agents trained to collect sam-
ples, and testing to determine the
presence of the disease is being
conducted at both the depart-
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laboratories. Samples are regu-
larly collected from backyard
flocks and commercial poultry
breeding flocks and 35 botanicas
in the state participate in a volun-


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Girls Junior Pro Champions
The Liberty Junior Pro Giris basketball team proudly
shows off their trophies as the 2005 Girls Junior Pro
Champions. The team has improved with every game,
Coach Kevinr Lutkenhaus said, adding, "It's been great to
see it happen." The girls were 8-4 for the season, tying
with the Sparks and taking tw,2 out of three games to win
the championship. Pictured are: front row from left:
Abbie O'Ferrell, 8, Andrea Lutkenhaus, 10, Gennifer
Raulerson, 10, Korri Turlington, 10. Back r'w: Coaeh
Lutkenhaus, Haley Walker, 12, Keylee -'.,; ; -.. -2;
Christy Green, 12, Cymantha Hunt, 13, Laura iviMunoz, 14,
and Irene Garza, 14. Coach Clint Raulerson is not pic-
tured.


A Division 3-point winner
Junior Pro A Division three-poinr winner Darrell Cash
receives his brand new basketball from :1, ieil Harris
after the Alil Star gpme Feb. 21 at LaBehle High School


For the first time ever, Junior Pro A Division Champions,
the Heat, played the LHS junior varsity team. in the All
Star game since they needed the competition. The Heat's
season record was 12-0. Pictured, front row from left:
Jacob Stallings, Darrell Cash and Dale Thompson. Bankc
row: Coach Gregi Thompson, Davarious Paysiey, Dadrian
Williams, Forrest Evans, Kamaili Reed, Junior Assisti1a:
Coach Chelsey Ramos and Assistant Coach rValrie
Thompson- Petie Marlinez is not pictured.


LaBelle Storm makes comeback, 20-18


Swamp Cabbage weekend
was a good weekend for the
Storm... they pulled off the come-
back ot the season by scoring 20
unanswered points in the second
half to win the game. The Storm


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Later Brandon i .,, -.-, touched
it off with a 1-yard touchAown.
Brandon Rimes aiso scerea on a
20-yard touchdown and a 25 yard
touchdown pass to Jason Branch.


furmbles and 3 sacks.
Game Highlights
The offense racked up 245
total team yards, Brandon Rimes
went for-3 for 25 yards, and he
rushed the ball 5 times for 46
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McClain with 9 tackles and I sac!<,
Patrick O'Bannon had 8 tackles
whiie Brandon Battles and Roder-
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LHS girl's track rebuilding this year Freshi. ea,... Available


Head Coach Mel Greenleaf
returned for his sixth season lead-
ing the girl's team at LaBelle High
School. This year is expected to
be a rebuilding year as two key
seniors have graduated and
Coach Greenieaf k expecting to
attract a large group of freshman.
athletes. Gone is last year's team
captain and district champion in
the mile run, Florinda Ramirez.
Florinda was also a member of
the regional champion 3200-
meter relay team and took second
place in the 800 meter run. Florin-
da was the team leader in points
and set a new LaBelle High
School record in the mile run.
Also lost to graduation was April
Estrella. April was a member of
the District Champion 3200 meter
relay team, regional qualifier in
the 400 meter run and third on the
team in total points.


Key returning girls athletes
include Chelsa "tausseaux, Katie
Fromm, Alysse Her;ela and Suzi
Greenief. Chelsa was second on
the team in total points and is a
key athlete in the shot put, discus,
-00 meter dash and 400-meter
run. Both Katie and Alyssa were
valuable members of the relay
teams and long" -is".nce rns.
Suzi showed her veisarlity byo
competing in the shol pit, discus
and two-mile run.
Several important new faces
this year include Brooke Norris
and Jania Thompson. Both are
expected to be important addi-
tions to the middle distance'
events.
The LHS track team invites all
members of the community to
come out and watch the track
athlc.Ies this season. There are
only two home m':es. March


15 there will be a three-team meet.
with LA e l.aci High School and
Clew,`tan High School. !, aBe''s
nig eivet, u ough, is- the alnnuai
LaBelle InvitationalT r. i-.,. O -
April 1. Some of the best athletes
tror. souihvest Florida will be in
LaBeile that afternoon.
Girl's track finishes second im
initiai2005 meet
On Feb. 22, LaBelle -High
School hosted its first track meei
of the 2005 track season. This was
a three-team meet that inchlded
LHS, Bishop Verot and Evangeli-
cal Christian School. The LaBelle
High School girl's team finished
second in this meet.
Scoring first for LHS was the
two-mile relay team of Alyssa
Heriera, Sandy Morrison, Katie
Fromm ano Brooke Norris, which
took second place. In the field
events, T;rr.:-.. Daley and Katie


Frommm tied for first )lace in the
high jumpn. Chel;r C.aisseaux
aUs stc.nid in both iiie shot put
and the dicsus throw. Finishing
the scoring iir the field ev'n;.s was
Isis DeHutt, who placed ,%urth in
the discus.
In the running events, I.aBelle
girls placing second in their
events included Heather Conley
in the 400 meter run Brooke Nor
ris in the 800 meter iun, the 400
meter relay team, and the 1600
rmeter relay team. Third place fin-
ishers included Chelsa Causseaux
in the 100 meters, Missy Oliverez
in both the 400 meter run and the
800 meter run. Finishing the scor-
ing for LaBelle was Alyssa Herrera
who finished fourth in the mile
run.


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Local wrestlers advance to state


Since the beginning of the
LaBelle High School Wrestling
program in 1992, the team has
always advanced wrestlers to
the state competition. Athletes
have to qualify for this tourna-
ment by placing in the top four
at both the district and regional
level and that is what both jun-
ior Mickey Clay, and sophomore
Colin Sparks have done. Anoth-
er wrestler from the area, Trey
Toms, ,will also attend. Thirty-
two teams represented Class; A,
Region 3 in Avon Park this past
weekend for the regional tour
nament.
The high school wrestling
season had officially begun in
October for the grapplers but
these athletes train for this sport
throughout the year by
weightlifting, running and main-
taining good health and eating
habits. Wrestling is one of the
few high school sports having
firm weight guidelines to follow.
Throughout the summer many
of wrestlers continue conipetiiig
to sharpen their moves by par-
ticipating in USA sponsored
tournaments at their own time
and expense.
At 160 pounds, Clay
advanced through the district
tourney with a first place finish
and moved into the regional
competition hanging on to a
fourth place finish. This is the
second trip to state for Clay as
he qualified last year also. He
has an overall season record of
24 wins and 7 losses.
Sparks, the 119-pounder for
LaBelle, will see his first state
competition, as he placed third
in the districts and fourth at
Regionals. Sparks dropped a
match in the quarterfinals and
fought back through the conso-
lation bracket for his birth in the
state competition. He has 26
wins and 9 losses for the season.
Trey Toms, the lone wrestler
from Moore Haven, travels to
LaBelle to attend wrestling prac-
tice throughout the season. Trey
shined at the regional tourna-
, ment making his showing in the
finals match. He walked away
with the runner-up honors,
being defeated by Zach Winch


from Lemon Bay, 8-0. Trey is a
junior with a 31 vvin and 12 loss
record. The Lakelaid Civic Cen-
ter is the host for the tourna-


ment which began Feb. 24, with
competition beginning at noon.
The tournament was double
elimination.


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tW pjso c egc-LU'lary Dean Smith of
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Tandem & Tri-Axle Dumps
49 of which are 2004-
005 year), Truck Trac-
tors, Lowboys, Crawler
Loaders & Tractors, Exca-
vators, Motor Graders &
Scrapers, Backhoes, Rub-
ber Tired Loaders, Fork-
lifts, Paving, Skidders,
Feller Bunchers, Log
Loaders, Farm Tractors &
Cotton Pickers. J.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc.
(334)264-3265. Bryant
Wood AL Lic#1137.



FERRET- female, found in
vicinity of SE 33rd Ter-
race, call to identify.
(863)357-3773.


BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.

MALE CATAHOLUA
blk/white/grey w/blue
eyes in Viking Prairie-
(863)763-3631


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237 NE Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL
Directly on the Shores of Lake Jackson!
*Parcel 1: 6,476isf 2-Story Home
Professional Office Use Possible Ooered iu pares and ow
*Parcel2: 5,389WsfLakefronttHome ahrfole. Buyone pa-nf
Parcet 3: .39- acLakefront Tract or0the whole mtute!
*Parcel 4, .42L ac Laetront Tract
*City UtilitiesAvailable Tl toiesold pStslut'ieo thelastata
*ZonedR-3, Resnential highest bidder, regirdess ofprice!
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ABSOLUTE
ESTATE AUCTION
LABELLE, FL
SAT. MARCH 5TH
10 A.M.
TOOLS, TRACTORS, BOATS
3 Allis Chalmers Tractors
1 w/Bush Hog w/3 point lift, Oliver
Tractor back hoe/bucket, D 4 Cat Dozer
Diesel w/8ft. blade, pony engine, small
Cat Diesel Dozer (not running)
Cat Diesel Power Plant, Cement Mixer,
Tandem Trailer, Pole Trailer, 3-Point
Bush Hog, A.C Riding Mower, Alum,
Pontoon Boat/90hp Merc OB w/trailer,
12ft. Aluminum fishing boat, 10X15
shed
QUALITY AMERICAN TOOLS
4 multi-speed metal lathes w/dozens of
attachments, log chains, Binders, Bikes,
Transit, Elec. Metal saw, Radial arm
saw, Miller Welders, Torches w/bottles
& cutting heads, electric grinders,
sanders, buffers, drills to 3/4 inch, 3 air
compressors, large wrenches, C clamps,
chucks, calipers, 100s of taps, dies,
reamers & files all sizes, Air tools,
augers, chain falls, vises, drill bits to 2
inch, tool boxes, socket sets to 3 inch,
hydraulic jacks, house jack, pallet jacks,
100s of hand tools, Johnson Bar,
Shelving, air tank, ladders, fans, scrap
metal, old out-boards, hitches, 100s of
pieces A.C. hoods, seats, motors,
starters, generators.
Owner was retired AC dealer
1747 Caloosa Estate Dr, LaBelle, FL.
N. on Hwy 29 from center of town,
across river. Watch for auction signs.
Take immediate left on CR 78. Go back
along river for 1 1/2 miles. Just past 2nd
Handy Store, make left on Caloosa
Estates Drive.,
Go 1 mile to end of winding road.
Refreshments available.
Parking for 100s of cars on property
NOT on NEIGHBORS LAWNS!
House available by Sherri Denning,
Southern Land Real Estate.
Not responsible for
accidents/injury.
cash, CC, checks w/proper ID
LIQUIDATORS AUCTION & MAR-
KET Lic. AB 1855
Auctioneer Jim Tate Lic AU 2266.
10% Buyer Premium
Cell Phone: 239-878-0621. Office:
239-482-6122 Nights: 239-482-3918


MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836

WALLET- mans, blue, ini-
tials RWL, vic of Treasure
Island. (863)697-0319.


BEAGLE- Papers, male,
neutered, housebrk,
Moved can not keep.
863)675-3896/517-0168.
FREE TO GOOD HOME with
other geese, Pet African
Goose, lonely female.
(863)673-3105


HOUSE TRLR SHELL- 28 ft,
suitable for storage, you
must move, In Canal Point.
(863)467-1761.

LAB & PIT BULL MIXED
Approx 6 wks
(863)467-4367
MOBILE HOME Damaged
But fixable, Free! You haul.
Call (772)464-1892
or (772)332-1058.
ROTTWEILER/LAB MIXED
F, 9 wks, Aggressive. 1st
shot/wormed. To Good
Home! 863-763-8892.
SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
.you must move. Located
in Canal Point. (863)467-
1761.
TOY SIZE DOGS 2, Free For
adoption to a Senior in a
Seniors Home Only! Call
(863)983-6537.



Grandma's Grove
Craft Show &
Flea Market
Thurs., March 10th, 2005
8:30 am -12:30 pm
Lunch Served!
For A Table Call Martha
@ 612-1356


LaBelle- ,lar 1, 8am-
?, 110 Lee St., next to Sa-
ve-A-Lot, bunkbeds,
bikes, furniture, kids
clothes and toys and
much more.


LABELLE, Sat. March 5th
4506 Ida Ct. Laurel Oaks
Sub Division near Oxbow
Hotel 7am-Noon,TV
Cabinets, clothes misc
items.
ORTONA RIVEROAKS S/D
Big Community Yard Sale
We've got everything but
the kitchen sink, including
2 boats. Take 29 North 4
mi. to 78 East. At the Pure
Station look lor signs.
March 5, 8-2


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Port LaBelle- Sat, Mar 5th,
7am-?, 2005 Clipper
Court, Country Village,
MOVING SALE.


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


PORT LABELLE
3/05 SAT 8am-?
Spring View Circle
Laurel Oaks village
next to former
Old Oxbow Golf Course.
Something for
everyone you name it
we got it!



Port LaBelle- Sat, Mar 5th,
7am-?, 4008 Rye Court,
Eucalyptus Village, BIG
SALE.

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.
NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-
RESTED? Criminal De-
fense *State *Federal
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*DUI *License Suspen-
sion *Parole *Probation
*Domestic Violence
*Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.


Employment |


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted %;20
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS $50 CASH
HIRING BONUS GUARAN-
TEED IN WRITING
(888)318-1638 Ext 107
www.USMailingGroup.co-
m.
SKID STEER OPERATOR
needed must be
experienced
(239)229-4896
BRIDGE TENDER
LaBelle Draw Bridge
FT/PT DFWP
(239)229-4772


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which include Caloosa Belle and
the Immokalee Bulletin have
opportunities for the right indi-
viduals seeking an exciting career
in advertising.

The ideal candidates will pos-
sess the following:

A SELF-MOTIVATOR, SELF-STARTER
WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY,
COMPUTER SKILLS AND RELIABLE
TRANSPORTATION.

Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
ing locations:

CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


II MOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


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/V Senior Connections Hiring %L
CASE AIDE & OUTREACH POSITIONS
Need in busy office. Full-time with benefits.
Driver needed on-call mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near Okeecho-
bee. On-call personal care aides needed @
all locations in Hendry & Glades Counties:
Applications accepted @ Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL, Inc., offices M-F, 8-5. In La-
Belle, @ 475 E. Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston @ 1200 W.C. Owen, (983-7088)
or in Moore Haven @ 501 First Street NW
(946-1821) We are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.


Carpenters Wanted,
must.have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
Cool Travel Job!!! One
.Month Paid Training! $500
Sign on Bonus Must be
free to travel & Start Today
(800)735-7462.

DELIVER TRAVEL TRAIL-
ERS FOR PAY! Thousands
of 30 ft travel trailers origi-
nating from Florida cities.
We need pickup truck
owners to deliver.
www.horizontransport.co-
m.
DRIVER @ Builders choice
supply is seeking CDL
CLASS B driver for deliv-
ery call (863)674-9900
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-Atl,
MW Regional, O/0's -No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292.


DRIVERS Route driver for
Naples area $650 + per
wk. required FL. Class B
CDL clean MVR w/
wholesale-convenient
store delivery experience
Apply 9-5 @ Velda Farms
16000 Tamiami Trail Pun-
ta Gorda or call Jeff @
239-707-6222
E.O.E. M/F/D/D
DRYWALL HANGER
&
Finishing crews needed
experienced only Call SW Fl.
Drywall & plastering inc.
(863)675-0484
EARN YOUR DEGREE On-
line from home. Business,
Paralegal, Computers,
Networking and more. Fi-
nancial Aid available, job
placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.


Exp. Semi Truck
Driver F/T,
must have CDL
Class A drivers
license
863-675-4844


MAINTENANCE TECH
FOR GREENTREE SOUTH APTS
Must have knowledge in basic
plumbing, electrical and
HVAC. General carpentry.
Must be bondable.
Send resume to:
Greentree South Apts
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
F:-: (727) 447-2252
Equal Employment Opportunity


DRIVER NEEDED:
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
IMMOKALEE, FL


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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Immokalee Indian Reservation


BA in Early Childhood Education.
FL Teacher's Certificate for
Kindergarten. Exp. in public
school setting. Knowledge
Kindergarten curriculum. Fax
resume & salary req.'to:
(954)967-3477.


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Yoder Brothers, a major US supplier of Horticultural
Products and Services has an immediate opportunity for a
bilingual F I,,: i, i ,, ii Superisor to supervise the
activities of production crew. Quailiied candidates must
possess 2+ ,, ..r ,,, ..i 1,..,, supervisory
experience ...Ir,., ... i...i ... -, .. is desirable
aswellasPC I .. h ..* ... ......njoyworking
in an outdoor environienl and be flexible with regards to
work schedule. Interested individuals seeking year-round
employment and excellent benefits mail or fax resumes to:
YODER BROTHE-RS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920
Fax:239-728-2522


Food Service Associate/Cook
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience.
Exp. as a fast order cook pref., positive
customer service attitude, High School
diploma or GED, Flexible working hours.
Salary: $9/hour based on exp. Fuel &
food allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401K).
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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


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.


Full Time Handyman
Call (863)983-9627
Sabreena's
Garden Nursery


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


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. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER ',
CHL Holdings, Inc.,
A Land Development &
Real Estate Company Headquartered
In LaBelle, Is Seeking A
Human Resources Manager.
This position will be responsible for all H.R. issues for
the company's approx. 30 employees (and growing) lo-
cated in 5 offices. Must possess a high school diploma
and have at least 3 years corporate or government H.R.
experience. College degree preferred. Salary Range:
$30,000-$50,000 based upon experience.
Submit resume by e-mail to chlmarkl@aol.com or
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RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient in sales & customer service
with attention to profitability.
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical dentallife, disability insurance & 401k.
Commission based unlimited income potential !
Please mail, fax or Email resume to:
T.Cline, Big Lake National Bank,
107 SW 17st., Suite B,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Fax: 863-467-6166
Email:tcline@biglakenationalbank.com
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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Clearing Fill Dirt Culverts Sitew

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EXPERIENCED
IRON WORKERS &
SHOP WELDERS. gg
Suncoast Industries of Florida *
6133 Idlewild St., Fort Myers, FL 10
Call For Personal Interview t
239-936-7887
Drug Test Required.
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WANTED: DRIVER
w/CLASS A CDL LICENSE
To Drive Dump Truck &
Run Equipment.
Loader, Skid Steer, Dozer & Track
Hoe Experience a plus!
Work is located in the
Fort Myers Area.
Contact 863-675-2798
for more information.


Sales Associate
Gas/Convenience Store, P/T & F/T
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience,
positive customer service attitude.
High School diploma or GED, flexible
working hours. Salary: $8+ staring based
on experience. Fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits (Medical,
dental, 401k) Fax resume to:
954-967-3477


TRUCK DRIVERS
Yes, Krehling Industries
is expanding, still
again. Truck Drivers
earn $34k to $45k
plus. Includes Com-
prehensive Benefits.
Requires CDL B or A
license or permit. Po-
sitions are not sea-
sonal. Openings in
LaBelle and Ft. Myers
locations so Start or
Improve your career
today. Applications
available at all Kreh-
ling Locations or con-
tact Human Resourc-
es 597-3162, x385.


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


SHIPPING SUPERVISOR
Needed for Immokalee
packinghouse. Knowledge
of computers & produce
business helpful. Salary
based on ability & experi-
ence. Apply in person. For
appointment Call Rita @
(239)657-2227

Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext.
203.

Wanted: Experienced
Forklift Operator
Must have at least 1
year forklift experienpr-
Apply in person atL ..,
Storage, 3655 State Road
80 West. EOE and
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Both front and back office duties required.
Certification or previous experience in
a physician's office required. Competitive
salary and great benefits.

Please respond to:
Family Health Centers
930 S. Main St.
LaBelle, FL
Fax to: (239)278-3203
E-Mail to: fmjobs@hcnetwork.orq
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Dniq Free Workplace EOE


ROUGH CARPENTRY
Must have own
transportation.
Call 863-675-7711
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 con-
firmed appointments daily!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
(888)563-3188.


TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Class A
Year round, Local
Phone: 863-675-2140

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
ing Out Our Simple One
Page Brochure! Free Post-
age, Supplies! Awesome
Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
MATION, CALL NOW!!
(800)242-0363 Ext.
800.

WELDER NEEDED
Apply within: 90 Evans Rd.
LaBelle, FL or Call
(863)675-6683
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CAREGIVER/CHAMPAION
Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889

CRP CERTIFIED NURSE
ASSISTANT in Home/
Hospital Care
863-675-7105




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costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
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ceptional people to make
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(800)940-4948 Ext.
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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,;
office (863)465-1124


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


LICENSE DAYCARE
7am-7pm
Calhoun & Bryan St.
(863)885-1497







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



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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


Too Much GAS? Anti-flatu-
lent tablets cure gas from
eating problem foods,
GUARANTEED, it's 1/2
price of Beano. FREE
shipping, $6.95/100,
(877)605-1745.




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




WE BUY HOMES
(863)608-5067
ASK FOR CAPT. FRED




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Closed Sunday. Call first
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284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-5859
Fax: (863)675-5793


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DISHWASHER, Kenmore,
Roll Around. Works well.
$75 (863)467-6088


DRYER Kenmore
good cond. $75
or best offer
(863)675-7105
ELECTRIC RANGE Kenmore
2yrs. old used very little
$200 (863)946-0117

MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
Good
-,A I' ac /o n Soo 1OAO
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.



CLAIROL FOOT BATH- elec-
tric, like new, heat!
massage, 12x16x6, $20.
(863)675-3614.
Electric Osterhair Cutting
& Trimming, all access. &
inst. book, like new, $15,
(863)675-3614.


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' = $3.60/sq
ft. (800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



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




LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
$40 (863)763-6131



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.


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ers! Mortgages Fast &
Easy! All credit types ac-
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7 dra"<
Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722
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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



Services




Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4101)
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered -125
Insurance 430i
Medical Services 435

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good cond. w/case $500
(863)675-4098




CHAIR- for computer
never used, still in box
bluish/black, $35
(863)763-1997


Bair's Electronics Service, Inc.
PREFERRED AUTHORIZED NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE
T I 1-800-854-2929
NE L L SE7 B M LNR IG J BLVD. EAST, BELLE GLADE
BELLE GLADE
Patrick
561-996-7687


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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5.";2
Books 9 Magazines .5
Building Materials 5410
Business Equipment 5.-4
Carpets Rugs 5501
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 335,
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles L.75
Computer Video 58ei
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises '59
Dr pe?, Linen & Fabhrics595
Fireplace Fixture GO60
Firewood 605
Furniture 1 0
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 6I20
Heating Equipment.
Supplies .25
Household Items 6'C0
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 4rj
Luggage 5
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous '..r
Musical Instruments i60I
Office Supplies
Equipment 'S5
Pets Supplies
Services 6 7
Photography
Plumbing Supplies ;0
Pools 8 Supplies E85
Restaurant
Equipment -'
Satellite "95-
Sewing Machines 7rO
Sporting Goods 7'5
Stereo Equipment 1i)
Television Radio 715
Tickets -.0
Tools 5
Toys & Games 730
VCRs :
Wanted to Buy 7-4)



AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


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Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.



KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088


LEATHER BLACK SOFAS
(3)- 1 yr old
w/matching tables, $1500
(863)674-1704
LIVING/KITCHEN Ent.
center, Sofa, LS, Rec,
cof. table, curio, &
Table w/4ch/bench,
$5000 neg.
(863)675-0424
LIVING RM SET
sofa, loveseat & chair
$400
(863)675-0512
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
OS WATERBED- complete
with dresser, mirror, ar-
moire. $700. (863)674-
1704.
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.



GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123



FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)694-2724.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
*, $150.
(863)674-0110.



PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,

fish tank & stand w/all ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
GRAMMA'S OLD
BIk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872



BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596
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PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 21/2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquarium, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
GOLDEN LAB/AUST. SHEP
MIX PUPS- wormed,
shots, $25. (863)610-
1093.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.
Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females. 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875



HOT TUB
Seats 4-5. $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.






BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312



BATTERY CHARGER- 2/10/
50 charger, starter. $25.
(863)675-3466.

EXTENSION LADDER- 16ft,
like new, asking $50.
(863)675-3466.



Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


Agriculture
1 ;jj


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment ',5,
Farm Feed Products I10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 320
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted .30
Fertilizer 83r,
Horses 5-10
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 8.55
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 8f.


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



Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.
MOWER, Gravely,
Model 350 w/5 ft. deck.
$1200 (863)675-0389

RIDING MOWER
ARIENS 1440, Z turn
14hp, B/S motor
40" cut, good cond
$800
(863)697-9704
RIDING SNAPPER 12.5
front mounted eng. 38" cut
mulching kit & blades
$400 (863)763-6257


WHEEL BARREL, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent 9201
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


OKEECHOBEE AREA
Mobile Home, Motor home
or house for 2 Adults &
1 Cat. Every year for
4 months beginning Dec.
2005. Call 859-987-2740 or
write: R. Kenney, 121 Tay-
lor Ave., Paris, KY 40361



FEMALE 63 yrs looking for
a (M) 50-65 yrs. $250 mo
+ help around the Apt.
Call Faye 863-610-0509.



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


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

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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10301
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10140
Lots Sale 104'.
Open House 10150
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1i)60
Real Estate Wanted 1015,
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


Alva Sale by Owner 3BR
2BA, 3 garage 1 Acre,
Pool, River Access
$399,000. 239-349-6138


HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. sen rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra Alexander,
James Tanner, Roxana Cisneros & Linda Dekle Davis
www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
MOBILE HOMES:
* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! 3BD/2BA,
Former exotic animal home. Cages galore! 1, 2 & 3 stories
on & off the ground. Lighting, water & electric throughout.
Pond, island and much more on 4.91+/- acres.
* $124,900 3BD/2BA doublewide mobile home located
close to the river.
* $79,900 3BD/2BA mobile home available in LaBelle.
ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 100+/- acres of pasture in Muse.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of trees, fronts
on two toads, owner will divide.
* $675,000 27+/- acres Beautiful acreage in horse coun-
try only minutes from LaBelle.
* $300,000 19.83+/- acres with nmunerous possibilities.
Adjoining 19.82+/- acres also available.
* $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2.25+/- acres zoned
RG3M.
* $44,900 Two properties 4.72+/- ac each. UNDER
CONTRACT
* $35,000- 1.25+/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot
available. UNDER CONTRACT
* $31,500 1.04 +/- acre homesite, no more city hustle &
bustle.
* $30,000 1.25 +/- acre available in Montura. Adjoining lot
available.
HOMESITES:
* Half Acre+/-, wooded lot in town. Close to river.
$59,900. UNDER CONTRACT
* $49,900 .50+/- acre available in Lehigh. UNDER
CONTRACT
* $40,000 Nice .25+/- acre lot.close to town.
* $35,000 Nice lot available ini Port LaBelle.
* $29,900 Nice .25+/- acre lot in Port LaBelle.
SE HABLA ESPANOL


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


ACRES FOR SALE
10 or 20 Acres: CR 74,
East. of State Rd. 31,
fenced, pond. $9,000/acre
Jim Green /Realty
239-728-5481


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.


FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
9qq
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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IRS auction 200- acres
Waycross, GA has large
home, steel building,
planted pines and hunting
land. March 18, 10 a.m.,
Ware County Courthouse.
. www.ustreas.gov/
auctions/irs or (850)445-
4625 for more informa-
tion.

KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treat/investment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g-utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 60,9. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, 'cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.
N.C. MOUNTAINS:- 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(828)247-0081.


NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263.


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Fifth WhI. Hitch, Li'l Rock-
er, like new cond., lost
camper due to hurricane
$425. (863)467-0290


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NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home nestled on private
wooded lot off Blue Ridge
Parkway north of Boone.
Only one!! (800)455-
1981, x125.


Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at.
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.



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

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


MobileHomes



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-
moking environment.
(863)983-6313


CALOOSA BELLE, 1BR,
Private & quite $400
+ $200 sec dep 863-
674-1219



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

3/2 Banos Double Trailer
por la calle Siox Ave.
probidad grande 4 privada.
Para mas information
Llamee Al (863)675-8888

3/2 TRAILER "NUEVO"
"Double" con probidad y
losimpestos de la probeelad
enclucdos. Llame A I
(863)675-8888

Double Trailes y Sencias
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas information
863-675-8888
DOUBLEWIDE 4BR, 2BA,
on fenced lot in town
w/oaks & sprinkler sys.
$69,900 (863)517-1015.



FT DENAUD ACRES- on 2
acres, 3BR, with carport,
screen room, Ig storage,
hardwood floors,
$119,000, (863)675-
1301.
PARK MODEL 40' 93'
In Aqua Isles full in-
closed Fl. rm. w/
jalousie & work area
w/shed move in cond.
$17,500
(863)675-1206 or Inq.
@ J31 Aqua Isles

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


Large lot on cul-de-
sac with nice oak
trees in the city.
$32,500


Oak filled
the City.
choose
$29,500.


lots in
3 to
from.


BASS BOAT- fully equip..
garage kept, 150 HP Evin-
rude, 360 hrs, $5700
(863)467-7101.
BOAT COVERS
Waterproof fits up to
22' boats $75
(863)824-0455
CANOE OLD TOWN
very good shape
w/paddles $375 firm
(863)675-0210
FOR RENT Yearly boat
dockage safe private & af-
fordable located near the
Ortona Lock off of the Ca-
loosahatchee River
(863)675-7080

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
JOHNSON OUTBOARD '76
50HP w/controlls incl.
runs,needs work $550 Neg
(863)675-0705
PONTOON BOAT, Aqua Pat-
io, 20 ft w/35 hp Johnson
0/B. No trailer. $1500
(863)610-1716
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481


RIVERFRONT in Meadow
Lark Campground, 35 ft
trailer, 10x30 rm. addition,
car port & shed. Boat dock-
age avail. 863-675-3474


AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'xl11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.


Automobiles
HI


Automobiles 4u05
Autos Wanted 4[1j
Classic Cars 40157
Commercial Trucks 100
Construction
Equipment -1025
Foreign Cars liW1
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 10-10
Parts Repairs 4015
Pickup Trucks 1050
Sport Utility 40 .",
Tractor Trailers 4L'10
Utility Trailers 41065
Vans 1.70


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
HOME PACKAGES
STARTING AT $152,000!










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


Great Investment
Potential 9,000 sq.
ft. commercial
building on corner
lot with large park-
ing lot. $600,000.
Rodney Murray
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Assoc: Seth Howard


Shoreside
Realty &
Mortgage, Inc.

Our LaBelle Office is now open.
Please stop by 450 Hwy 80'W
863-674-0101
Gorgeous 1 acre wood-
ed homsite, with coun-
try living in Alva area:
Only minutes from Ft.
Myers or LaBelle.
Won't last long!
$93,900.
Enjoy wonderful sun-
sets on the Caloo-
sahatchee. This 55+
community in Alva, is
filled with scenery and
beautiful oaks. This 2
bedroom 2 bath manu-
factured home has
many extras, including
riverview and boat
basin. There is also a
community boat ramp,
swimming pool, club-
house and many activ-
ities. $219,900.
Call us today the
"Active Realtors"


Recreation



Boats 3105
Campers 'RVs '010'
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous '125
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


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CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or.
(863)261-2643
CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
(863)634-4217.
DODGE DIPLAMAT '87 4
new tires, cold air, clear ti-
tle $800 or best offer
(863)675-31.85
FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.
MERCURY '83
302 eng. runs $75
(863)357-0872

MERCURY GRAND
MARQUE 90' 5.0
loaded, runs good
$700 (863)612-0877
SATURN '93 runs needs
work $1000 neg
(863)673-6266

TOYOTA PREVIA, '93- as is,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)612-0258.


Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
Call (863)673-3642.



CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350
FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.
JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
(863)467-4663/467-0169


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


AXLES- (2) 2 1/2 ton GMC
Military, asking $1200.
(863)612-9891.

BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories,'good
condition, $50. (863)467-
0987.


Senior Connections


Almanac


Post Disaster help

for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades counties
who need assistance with such
issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replace-
ment, chore work, etc. Elders in
need of help can speak with a
specially trained outreach work-
er in Clewiston on Mondays and
Tuesdays,(983-7088) and
LaBelle Wednesday through Fri-
day(675-1446.)

Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings in March will
feature a discussion with an
Alzheimer's Disease specialist.
All meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connections
offices. March 16 in LaBelle,


March 23 in Clewiston, and
March 30 in Moore Haven. Call
946-1821 in Moore Haven; 983-
7088 in Clewiston; and in
LaBelle call 675-1446 for more
info.) Nobles Senior Center
exercise classes meet M-W-F at
9 a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health.
*NEW* Garners are meeting
every Monday starting at 1 p.m.
at the Nobles Center for cards,
Scrabble and you-name-it. All
are welcome.


Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices.
*NEW* Medication assis-
tance through LEAPS is avail-
able March 16 from 1-5 p.m. at
Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven. Legal help from


Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at Nobles Senior Cen-
ter in LaBelle on March 9 from 9-
12. (Must call 675-1446 to make
appointment) and at Senior
Connections office in Moore
Haven on March 24 from 9:30
a.m. to noon. (Must call 946-
1821 to make appointment)

Faith in Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease
or illness in those areas who
have a need for assistance with
everyday tasks of living can call
Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446 for
more information. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering
are encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-
mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades
counties.


VFW Ladies AUX
Annual Luncheon
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary
from Post 10100 will host a great
afternoon with good food, great
fashions, door prizes and more.
Mark the date, Saturday, March
12, starting at 11 a.m. The VFW,
Post 10100 is located on South
Hwy. 29, next to the Rodeo
Grounds. Tickets are sold in
advance for $10. They are avail-
able at the post or call Diane at
674-0467.

Foster parents

needed
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida, the commu-
nity based care division of
Camelot Community Care, Inc.
is holding a an orientation on
"How to become a Foster Par-
ent/Adoptive Parent" on Tues-
day, March 6, at the Guadalupe
Center, 211 South 9" Street,
Immokalee, at 7 p.m.


Camelot Community Care,
Inc. serves as the lead agency to
transition child welfare services
to the private sector in Collier,
Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades counties. Camelot Com-
munity Care, Inc. has partnered
with Family Preservation Ser-
vices, Lutheran Services of Flori-
da, Ruth Cooper Center for
Behavioral Health Care and the
Florida Baptist Children's Home
to recruit more foster families in
our five county regions. For
those interested in becoming a
foster/adoptive family, please
call 1-800-89FAMILY.

Evangelist to speak
Dr. Thurman Wade, General
Director of Macedonia World
Baptist Missions, Inc., headquar-
tered in Braselton, GA, will
speak about world mission out-
reach and preach the Word of
God at Iglesia Bautista Nuevo
Testamento Sunday, March 6, at
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dr. Wade is a


director of 169 missionary fami-
lies located in 38 different coun-
tries. The church is located at
300 Davis St. at the corner of
Bryan Ave. Services are bilin-
gual, English, Spanish. For infor-
mation call Pastor Ben Millican
at 673-0782 or Cidronio Castillo
577-0377.

Karaoke

fundraiser planned
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 Commu-
nity Building, on Thursday,
March 17, at 7 p.m.

LaBelle Adult School
The LaBelle Adult School will
offer Para Pro Testing March 5,
April 9 and May 14. You can sign
up for the test at the LaBelle
Adult School. For more informa-
tion please call 674-4118.


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and the C-43 West Reservoir pro-
ject, please visit
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needs little work 1-for
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CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312

SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5) & RIMS-
good condition, $800 for
all 4. (863)634-6428.
SUPER SWAMPER TIRES
(33) & RIMS fits Jeep,
good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.
TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.
TIRES- (4) Firestone Affinity
LH30, P215/70R/15,
brand new, $200 or best
offer. (561)252-1371.
TONNEAU COVER, Fiber-
glass, fits '97 up Ford
F150 shortbed, $350 neg.
(863)484-0207/467-2183


CHEVY CHEYENNE, '88-
V6, 4.3 liter, AC, auto,
runs good, $2500 firm.
(850)228-7773 Andy.
DODGE 1500 '99 AT, AC,
Cruise, running grears
fine, needs front clip,
$2500 (863)634-5936
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs
tires & battery. $750/best
offer. 863-983-1865


EQUIPMENT TRAILER, 20',
3 axle, metal floor, ramps,
Goose neck, $1600.
(863)697-9704
GAL. TRL. 19'
single axle
$650 neg
(863)675-0705
MOTORCYCLE TRL. w/
ramp can be used as a
utility trl. $175
(863)357-1078
UTILITY TRAILER
8ft long,
$125
(863)675-8760
UTILITY TRAILER
4'x 8', Good
Condition. $50.
(863)763-4491.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PUBLIC MEETING
Water Resource Advisory
Commission (WRAC)
C-43 West Storage
Reservoir Project
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
(863) 675-2872
For additional information regarding
this workshop, please contact Brid-
get Geddes Appow 561/682-6004.
or banoow(Osfwmd.qov


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