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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 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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At A Glance


Locals pose hard questions


Set out alternatives to C-43 reservoir


PROUD TO SALUTE
THOSE WHO WERE
THERE AND STILL ARE


LMS Parents,
teachers to meet
The second LaBelle Mid-
dle School Parent Teacher
Coalition meeting will be
held Tuesday, March 15, from
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the LMS
cafeteria. Principal Debbie
Davis will present informa-
tion and address issues
raised at the first meeting
held in February. Following
the update parents and
teachers will break into
round table discussions on
the following subjects: Edu-
cational Opportunities, Com-
munication, Safety/Bus,
Drugs/Racism and Dress
Code. Parents will again be
able to ask questions and
participate in finding solu-
tions during this hour. Par-
ents of children who may
attend LMS next yearare wel-
come to attend.

Chamber plans
annual giveaway
The Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce will
be giving away $10,000 in
cash prizes at its annual
fundraiser set for Saturday,
March 26. Denim & Dia-
monds is the theme there
will be a prize for the best
dressed according to theme.
There will be a silent auction
and a 50/50 drawing. It all
happens at the LaBelle Civic
Center. The bar opens at 6:30
p.m. and a prime rib dinner
will be served from 7-8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at
the chamber or from any
director. The $100 tickets
entitle the holder to two din-
ners and all the fun they can
handle!

Hendry County
Food Bank
The Hendry County Food
Bank will be distributing
USDA commodities to each
individual or family that qual-
ifies on Thursday, March 17,
from noon to 3 p.m. at Our
Lady of Heaven Catholic
Church, 355 South Bridge
Street. Client eligibility can
be one of the following: Food
Stamp Recipient, Temporary
Assistance to Needy Families
TANF, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) Medicaid, Resi-
dence Hosing founded by
Municipal, County, State of
Federal Government, Self
Declaration of Need by the
client (Based on the Depart-
ment of Health and Human
Services Poverty Income
Chart).


Index

Classifieds ....... 16-18
Editorial ............ .4
Speak Out ........... 4
Social News .......... 5


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By Patty Brant
LaBelle residents gave South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) personnel some-
thing to think about at Monday
evening's C-43 West Reservoir
Project workshop. After an
overview and update on where
SFWMD is on the project and
how it got there, several locals
posed some hard questions and


shared some innovative propos-
als.
Many locals are very skeptical
of the potential success of this
reservoir as proposed by
SFWMD. Local experts, like Jack
Nietzke who has years of first-
hand experience with water
issues on the old Berry property
chosen as the site, are convinced
that it is not suitable. In fact, he


reiterated his belief that the site
will actually leak water rather
than retain it.
The C-43 Reservoir is just one
component of an overall project
intended to:
Reduce excess stormwater
discharged into estuaries;
Provide over half the surface
water storage planned by CERP;
Improve water quality;


The finer things: LaBelle supports the arts


Artists, from left, Ella Smith, Susan Moore, coordinator and Pat Rummell prepare for the
season's big art show. Pat will do a demonstration for interested artists and those who
simply appreciate art.


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itterns for urban and agricultural needs,
According to SFWMD, the C- SFWMD personnel said, the
Basin Storage Reservoir proj- reservoir could be used for recre-
t will address the declining national purposes like fishing and
alth of the Caloosahatchee birdwatching or canoeing.
ver estuarine system by The 170,000 acre-foot reser-
proving water deliveries to the voir is being designed to store
tuary in both the wet and dry water above-ground in two inde-
uary in both the wet and dry pendently operated cells. An
sons through flow manage- earthen embankment would
ent and also provide an appro- hold water to an average depth of


private salinity range in the river.
Once the estuarine system
and existing user needs are met,


See Reservoir Page 2


Courtesy photo
Nikki Yeager, Kiwanis Community Service Chairman,
(left) presents a check to Director of Senior Connections
Sue Gulley, as President of the LaBelle Kiwanis Club
Debra Woodford, looks on.


Two groups




for seniors


Since 1995, two great serv-
ice organizations in LaBelle
have made a difference in the
lives of many older residents in
the area. Sue Gulley, Executive
Director of Senior Connections,
and Debra Woodford, President
of the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle,
recently announced that the
two groups will once again


work together to address emer-
gency needs among the elderly
in the LaBelle area. A $5,000
donation from the Kiwanis
Club to Senior Connections will
continue the work begun last
year to provide a safety net for
senior citizens who find them-
See Kiwanis Page 2


Cancer Society



now serves



LaBelle citizens


-ront row from left: Sally Lonraa, ElizaDetn biria, Alice Dietrich. Back row: Pat Alwardt,
Joe Alwardt, Donna Thede, Marilyn Rhines, Ella Smith and Dorothy Bishoff.


Are you a cancer patient? Are
you caring for someone with
cancer who is undergoing treat-
ment? The American Cancer
Society (ACS) knows a little
about what you're going
through, The ACS has brought
resources for cancer patients to
LaBelle. Of course, many can-
cer patients who live in LaBelle
have registered through the 1-


888-ACS-2345 number and have
had access to the programs.
However, now they have some
local resources available with-
out having to leave town.
In partnership with the Unit-
ed Way House of LaBelle, the
American Cancer Society now
has available wigs, prostheses,
See Cancer Page 2


Dean Paul, man of many talents


By Donna Meister
It's amazing the folks you
find in LaBelle. For instance,
take Mr. Dean Paul. A very
interesting fact is that Mr. Paul
started his career playing the
piano professionally with the
Glenn Miller Band from 1975-
1978. He traveled the world,
playing in Europe and Japan,
his favorite place. "In Japan
the musicians were revered
and treated like kings, I signed
many autographs and received
lots of free dinners," Paul said
with a big smile. Even though
Glenn Miller died during World
War II, his sister Irene took
over the band and all the
music has been copyrighted.
Originally from Chicago,
Mr. Paul lived in Pittsburgh, PA,
from middle school years
through his college graduation
from Pittsburgh University.


Over the years, he has taught
math, computer science and
music in Pittsburgh, Baltimore,
MD, and in Broward County,
Florida. Mr. Paul is quite happy
to be in a rural area such as
Hendry and Glades. He has
taught in Glades County for 11
years. Mr. Paul, his wife Cristi-
na, a former schoolteacher
and now a counselor for Fami-
ly Preservation, and fourth-
grade daughter Rachel espe-
cially enjoy the friendly small
town family atmosphere living
here in LaBelle. They enjoy
bike riding and eating out as a
family.
Dean Paul was selected as
the 2005 Glades County
Teacher of the Year. (He actual-
ly won in 1998 as well.) Mr.
Paul currently teaches music
to kindergartener through
sixth graders at Moore Haven
Elementary School where he


also coordinates the web
pages and technology for the
school. He uses his Master's
degree in Information Sci-
ences teaching computer sci-
ence classes at Edison College.
He is hoping to be offering
computer repair classes in the
future at Edison College.
He feels the Glades County
School administration treats all
the teachers well and they
have been very supportive and
accommodating to him while
supplying the music room
with all the necessities and
more. They are like a second
family to him, he remarked.
Check out Mr. Paul's web-
site at
www.mrpaulsclass.com. The
site is for his students, howev-
er, adults especially interested
in music would also enjoy his
site.


Staff photo/Donna Meister
Mr. Dean Paul, 2005 Glades County Teacher of Year with 10-
year old daughter Rachel.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 10, 2005


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Almanac


POA to meet
Eucalyptus Village POA Unit 4
will hold its monthly association
meeting on Thursday, March 10,
at 6 p.m. in POA meeting room
located at 4051 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd. All interested property own-
ers and tenants are welcome.

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


Ortona plans Easter
Egg Hunt
The Ortona Community Asso-
ciation (OCA) sponsors its annual
Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday,
March 20, from 1-3 p.m. at Larry
Luckey Indian Mound Park on
Highway 78. Children of all ages
are invited to join the festivities
that include an egg hunt, games,
prizes and snacks. For more infor-
mation contact De Mitchell at 675-
3807 or demitchell@outfishin.us

Duck expert to speak
Dr. Paul Gray of Audubon's
Lake Okeechobee's Research
Center will be the guest speaker at
the Hendry Glades Audubon Soci-
ety on March 14, at 7 p.m. Learn
about the more than 20 species of
ducks which call this community


home. Dallas B. Townsend Ag
Center in LaBelle. Meetings are
open to the public. For further
information please call 612-1067.

Widows Support Group
The LaBelle Widows Support
Group will meet at Don's Steak
House Restaurant on Thursday,
March 17, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.
All widows are welcome. Call
675-1650 for more information.

Reading Adventures
at library
Come to the Barron Library,
Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.
for Easter stories and a visit from
the Easter Bunny. Parents, bring
your camera and get a photo of
the kids. Special for Spring Break!
Candy Bar Bingo on Thursday,
March 24, at 2 p.m. Bring one
candy bar in return for a bingo
card to play. Fun for everyone -
don't miss out.


Ham and yam
dinner set
The First Christian Church on
the corner of Ford and Lee Street
will host a ham and yam dinner,
including green beans, drink and
dessert all for $6 a dinner. The
date is Friday, March 18, from 5 to
8 p.m. Eat-in or carry out.
Shiners to
meet March 21
The Araba Shiner's
.A.O.N.M.S. next state meeting
will be held on Monday, March
21, at the Shrine Temple, 2010
Hanson Street, Ft. Myers at 7 p.m.
Attendees planning to eat din-
ner prior to the meeting should
make reservations no later than
Thursday, March 17, at 239-334-
2226.
Out-of-town Shriners are
encouraged to attend.

See Almanac Page 4


WE' VE MOVED!!

Depot Insurance
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863-675-5008
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Samelgreat service and th ine smie ling faces to welcome you!


Juanita Curiel, Valerie Thompson and Chris DeBolt model
hats and display brand new wigs available for cancer
patients.


Kiwanis

Continued From Page 1
selves in need of emergency or
temporary assistance due to spe-
cial circumstances.
The agency's "Good Samaritan"
program is meant to help elders
whose situations require immedi-
ate assistance, without the custom-
ary waiting period experienced by


enrollees into federal or state-fund-
ed programs. In 2004, elders were
helped with meals, utilities pay-
ments, home repairs and other
emergency needs, all made possi-
ble by the Kiwanis,donation.
Says Gulley said, "We have a
long-standing partnership with the
Kiwanis Club of LaBelle that has
made significant impact on the
needs of seniors less fortunate in
our community. The Club is to be
commended for its community


Cancer
Continued From Page 1
bras, hats, etc. for cancer patients
in need of those items and
they're all free! All of the services
they offer are free to cancer
patients because they know what
a drain a cancer diagnosis is finan-
cially, let alone the emotional
ordeal patients must go through.
Ms. Valerie Thompson, the Family
Resource Coordinator for
LaBelle's United Way House said,
"The Gift Closet is a wonderful
addition to our resources and will
help cancer patients get these
items without leaving town. And
everything is free!"
The Gift Closet will be available
on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. You can register as a patient
with the American Cancer Society
and receive items you may need. If
what you are looking for is not
available, they will check with the


outreach to the elderly."
Senior Connections, a United
Way partner agency, provides serv-
ices to those in need through a vari-
ety of different programs and fund-
ing sources so that no one who
needs help goes without. Anyone,
including the elderly, can make a
referral to Senior Connections for
help. Just call 675-1446 in LaBelle
for more information on these or
other programs offered at the
agency.


Port Charlotte/Trinity Unit home
office to find just what you need.
The number for the United Way
House is 675-8383 and the Unit
Office number is 941-627-3000.
They know what a devastating
disease cancer can be, so don't
buy that wig! Visit the Gift Closet at
the United Way House in LaBelle,
117 Fort Thompson Ave. They are
the American Cancer Society offer-
ing hope, progress and answers in
the fight against cancer. They're
here to help.


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For Small & Large Animals Full Service Veterinary Hospital
Emergencies Taken Until 10 pm
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DOC'S FEED SPECIAL THIS WEEK:
Whole Corn $5.00 Pangola & Coastal Hay 2 bales for $5.00


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DESPITE HIS LOVE OF ANIMALS,

DR. VASLLE REALLY PREFERS PEOPLE.


Reservoir
Continued From Page 1
19' and 16'. Water would be
pumped into the reservoir and
gated spillways will discharge it
into the river. There is to be a ten-
foot space between the top of the
water and the top of the berm.
Construction is to begin in 2007
and be completed by 2010.
This workshop, held at the
LaBelle Civic Center Monday
evening, was the last of four. A
number of important issues were
raised during those workshops.
SFWMD personnel admitted
that they do not have all the
answers, but they "know what
the questions are." They noted
the concerns about seepage, but
believe that the water will be con-
tained by a substantial under-
ground impermeable clay layer.
SFWMD is working with the
county on drainage needs, they
said, and are bound by law to
make sure the project does not
cause flooding problems. They
said the berm will meet all federal
standards. They have not been
able to come up with a satisfacto-


ry cost analysis because this reser-
voir is only part of a larger picture
- one part of the "Acceler8" pro-
gram, which put 14 Everglade
Restoration projects on the fast
track.
They did point out that such a
large project would potentially
provide a huge economic boost
and opportunities for small busi-
nesses and for jobs.
Local resident Jack Neitzke
reiterated that the project "won't
hold water" and proposed a pos-
sible solution. Build a pilot proj-
ect, smaller in scope, he said, at
the northwest corner of the pro-
posed site to get a better feel for
potential seepage. Stacking water
some 20 feet, Mr. Neitzke added,
will cause flooding. He also
warned that taking the siltation
basin out at the end of the
Townsend Canal would have a
disastrous effect on the quality of
water in the river. He begged
SFWMD personnel to "look at this
thing closer." Do a pilot project,
he urged, and remove it from the
"Acceler8" program.
John Capece of the Caloosa-
hatchee River Citizens Associa-
tion offered a preliminary cost


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estimate and 'suggested SFWMD
explore the idea of storing water
on agricultural land.
Tommy Strowd of the SFWMD
tried to assuage some of the fears,
saying the project is actually being
overdesignedd" for additional
safety and said that top experts
from all over the world are being
consulted. He conceded that the
pilot project might be a good sug-
gestion.
Other questions included the
possibility of residual soil contam-
ination from grove operations.
Resident Bob Haas was told that
steps are being taken to eliminate
the only problem found an ele-
vated amount of copper in one
area. Mr. Haas also noted that the
hydraulic pressure in the area is
high easily forcing water up from
the ground, saying he has an arte-
sian well that never runs dry.
Wayne Horlacher feared that
when the river is running fast, the
reservoir pumps would not be
able to keep up, causing water to
overflow the berm.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 10, 2005


HCSO uncovers another 'chopshop'


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee announced that on March 2,
Orlando Yanes, age 28, of 555
North Palm Avenue, Montura
Ranch, was arrested and charged
with the following: one count,
third degree felony-possession of
a vehicle with altered numbers,
one count, first-degree felony-
grand theft (over $100,000), two
counts, second degree felony-
grand theft ($20,000 but less than
$100.000, one count third degree
felony grand theft ($10,000 or
more but less than $20,000) and
aid and abet in the operation of a
"chopshop." Bond has been set
at $400,000
According to the sheriff's
office, on March 2, HCSO Crimi-
nal Investigation Division con-
ducted an investigation for possi-
ble stolen dump trucks at Yanes'
residence. An Eagar Beaver con-
struction equipment trailer was
seized. The trailer had been
reported as stolen from Hialeah.
Also located were several semi-
truck parts from which identifica-
tion numbers had been removed.
Within hours, Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Criminal Investi-
gation Unit investigators, along
with agents from Dade, Lee and
Collier County sheriff's offices
returned to the Yanes residence.
A search of the property revealed
that vehicle components had
been buried in three different
locations.


The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office is alerting residents that
counterfeit bills are currently
being passed in this area. HCSO
advises that the bills in question
are: $20 bills with the serial
#AF434695421 and $100 bills


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photo/Chops Hancock
Stolen truck components were found buried in Montura
Ranch the second "chopshop" operation discovered
recently in eastern Hendry County.


Heavy machinery from Cen-
tral County Water Management
District of Montura Estates and
Clewiston Towing were brought
in to assist with the uncovering of
these vehicle components. Mem-
bers of the Hendry County Emer-
gency Management team and the
Department of Environmental
Protection Agency also assisted
and will be conducting their own
investigation.
Recovered vehicle parts were
identified as having been taken
from the following: a 2005 Peter-
built dump truck reported stolen
from Lakeland, valued at


$140,000; a 1999 Kenworth dump
truck tractor reported stolen from
Polk County valued at approxi-
mately $75,000; a 2000 Sterling
dump truck reported stolen from
Orange County and valued at
approximately $80,000,00.
This is the second "chopshop"
recently discovered in eastern
Hendry County. Sheriff Lee


with the serial #CA12236242A.
If you should receive of these
bills or have any information
regarding this situation, please
contact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office at 674-4060 or 983-
1440.


until deputies come


Sheriff Ronnie Lee announced
that in the early hours of March 2,
Juan Albert Maldonado, age 19, of
Immokalee was arrested for bat-
tery, 'criminal mischief, burglary
of a conveyance, possession of
narcotics paraphernalia and fraud
(giving false information to a law
enforcement officer).
At approximately 12:30 a.m.
on March 2, Hendry County Sher-
iff's deputies were dispatched to


Vacaro Street, LaBelle in reference,
to a burglary. The victim, Jorge
Martinez, discovered Maldonado
broke into his vehicle and
detained him until arrival of
Hendry County Sheriff's deputies.
During this time Maldonado
fought with the victim.
Malanado was placed under
arrest on the above-mentioned
charges and his bond was set at
$12,000.


On March 2 Gregory Thomp-
son, 43, was arrested for aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill after deputies
were called to a domestic argu-
ment. He is accused of smashing
the windows of a vehicle while the
victim was inside.
On March 1 Regina Kay Pow-
ers, 28, was arrested for cruelty to a
child without great bodily harm
after she allegedly struck a six-
month-old child across the
face/head with her hand.
On Feb. 28 Jesus Torres, 38,

was arrested for arson. He is


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alleged to have poured rubbing
alcohol on a bed and set it afire
with a lighter. The fire occurred
Feb. 26 at 10:40 p.m. and was
deemed to have been arson.
On Feb. 27 Tomas Juarez, 29,
was arrested for DUI. His blood
alcohol level measured .207/.210.
On Feb. 26 Norman Wayne
Wadell, 44, was arrested for aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill. The victim
said Wadell threatened him with a
gun after he tried to collect the rent.
A 9mm handgun along with rifles
and a .22 handgun were found in
the residence.


Obituaries


Linda Sue Lyons
Linda Sue Lyons, age 47, of
LaBelle, passed away February 28,
2005. She was born August 18,
1957, in Gary, IN, to Martin Lyons
and Mary Sue Johns Lyons. She
was a resident of LaBelle for the
past four years.
Survivors include her son:
Michael Kuckuck of LaBelle;
daughter: Shannon Kuckuck of
Indiana; brother: Martin Lyons Jr.
of Indiana; and grandchildren:
Raven and Hannah Kuckuck.
Funeral Services were held Sat-
urday, March 5, at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Cremation Arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.

Marjorie
Juanita Cavin
Marjorie Juanita Cavin, age 78,
of LaBelle, passed away Feb. 28,
2005, in LaBelle, She was born
March 7,1926, in Minneapolis, MN,
to Herbert W. Bacon and Beatrice
Juanita Wolverton Bacon. Marjorie
was a resident of LaBelle since
1987.
Survivors include her husband:
Leo J, Cavin; children: Juanita
Shirley (Walter) and Cheri Chris-
tianson (Darrell), both of LaBelle
and William Joseph Cavin (Janet)
of Naples; siblings: Herbert Bacon
Jr., Byron Bacon and Jean White,
all of Minneapolis, MN, Gerry John-
son of Franklin, NC and Beatrice
Piersak of Minneapolis, MN; seven
grandchildren and five great-grand-
children. She was preceded in
death by her parents and siblings:
Beverly Cavin and Bonner Bacon.
A private memorial service will
be held by the Cavin Family at a
later date. Cremation arrange-
ments by: Akin-Davis Funeral
Home-LaBelle.

Delmar H. Rimes
Delmar H. Rimes, one of the last
"ole time Hendry Courfty Cracker
Cowboys" has gone to drive herd
for the Lord. The Lord only calls the
best Cowboys to tend to his cattle
and Delmar was one of the best.
He could ride and rope like no
other and wasn't afraid of anything.
There wasn't a horse he could-
n't tame or a clog that wouldn't
mind him. He had some good
horses and dogs here on earth and
now he is with them in Heaven.
He's gathering those ole cattle and
Faye has dinner waiting for him at
the cowpens. Visitation was held at


Akin Davis Funeral Horne, Hwy. 80
LaBelle March 5 and the funeral
was March 6, at the Eastside Baptist
Church with Rev. James Caves and
Rev, Jerry Atkins officiating. Burial
followed at Ft. Denaud Cemetery.
Delmar was born Nov..21, 1922,
and passed away on March 2,
2005. He was 82 years old. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Faye
W Rimes; and daughter, Julia Faye
Strickland; father Adolphus Rimes
and mother Tornsle Howard
Rimes. He survived by daughters
Hilda Malin, Lisa Rimes and Fran-
kle Rimes all of LaBelle, and Bon-
nie Starr of Georgia; 6 granddaugh-
ters: Jackie Strickland, Shawn
Johnson, Brenda Lightner, Penny
Lee, Christy Malin all of LaBelle and
Brandle Baker of Georgia; five great
grandsons, Cody Johnson and
Justin Landrum of LaBelle, Robert
Allen Johnson and Marshall John-
son of Okeechobee and Rance
Starr Poss of Georgia; and two
great-granddaughters: Miranda
Landrum and Kayla Johnson of
LaBelle; one brother Jaye Bird
Rimes of Lehigh and three sisters:
Elgin Shore of Clewiston and Bob-
bie Jo Cline and Laura June Wilson
of LaBelle.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.

Jose Antonio
Sanchez Jr.
Jose A. Sanchez Jr., age 42, of
LaBelle, passed away March 1,
2005, in Greenland, NH. He was
born January 9, 1963, in Matical,
Puerto Rico, to Jose Sanchez Mer-
cado and Egudelia Soto Sanchez.
Survivors include his children:


Karrie Ann Sanchez, Joey Sanchez
and Michael Sanchez, all of Miami,
Anthony Sanchez of New Jersey
and Logan Sanchez of LaBelle; par-
ents: Jose Sanchez Mercado and
Egudelia Sanchez of LaBelle;
brothers: Angelo Sanchez of
LaBelle, Francisco Sanchez of New
Jersey and David Sanchez of
Lehigh Acres; and sisters: Anna
James and Zeralda Sanchez, both
of LaBelle.
Funeral services were held,
March 7, at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home with Pastor L.W, Howard
officiating. Interment followed at
Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.

Roberto Mendoza
Roberto Mendoza, age 17, of
Immokalee, died unexpectedly on
Saturday, March 5, 2005. Roberto
leaves behind his father Carlo Men-
doza. He was born in San Luis
Teolocholo, Tlaxcala, Mexico. He
worked for Del Campo Packing
House in Felda.
He was a member of Our Lady
of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He will be buried in his home-
town of Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Mae Edson England
Mae Edson England, 91, of
LaBelle, passed away March 7,
2005. Born July 6, 1913, in Dunnel-
Ion, she had been a resident of Lee
County for over 50 years and
resided in LaBelle since 2000. Mae
was a graduate of Citrus County
High School in 1932, the Gordan
Keller School of Nursing at Tampa
Municipal Hospital in 1944, and a


member of Carlson Memorial Unit-
ed Methodist Church in LaBelle.
Wife of Bob England, the last
Sanibel Island Coast Guard light-
house keeper, Bob and. Mae
resided at the Light Station from
1946-1949. She was preceded in
death by her husband "Bob"
William R England Jr., on March
30, 2000, after 55 years of marriage.
Mae is survived by 1 son: "Bill"
William R. England Ill (Sandi) of
Sarasota; one daughter: Margaret
England of LaBelle; one brother:
Robert "Bob" Edson of Inverness;
five grandchildren: Charlotte Lay-
ton, (Tomasz Mazur), Faith Craw-
ford (D.J.), Carol England Von-
nahme (Jeff), Julie England
Bridges (Jereme), Brett England
(Sarah), 5 great-grandchildren:
Dean Norris Ill, Kevin Johnson Jr.,
Lindsay John, son, Tyler Von-
nahme, Logan Vonnahme; one
step great-grandchild: Patrick
Crawford; dear friend: Monique
Crutchfield Dion; nephews: Robert
and Jack Edson and her nieces,
Frances Dolbow, Becky Spires
Sparks and Brenda Kennedy.
Funeral Services were March 9
at the chapel of Lee Memorial Park
Funeral Home, 12777 SR. 82, with
Pastor Jesse Kroll officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family
would prefer donations to Carlson
Memorial United Methodist
Church, LaBelle, Fl. or the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.


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advised that a search warrant was
served for property located at
7525 Flaghole Road on Feb. 16,
which also resulted in the discov-
ery of a "chopshop." Compo-
nents were identified from vehi-
cles stolen from Highlands, Dade,
Lee and Volusia Counties, for a
total value of approximately
$600,000.
From February 16 through
March 1, vehicle components
have been found and identified as
being stolen from 11 semi/tractor
trucks reported stolen from Dade,
Lee, Collier, Highlands, Volusia,
St. Johns, Polk, Orange and Hills-
borough counties for an approxi-
mate total of $1,143,000.
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appears that an organized dump
truck theft ring has been operat-
ing within the eastern part of
Hendry County for the past six
months. Investigation is continu-
ing relating to future arrests and
the possible discovery of other
"chopshops."
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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 675-4516 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.
SCF problem
Mv\ family and I have been attending the Swamp (Cabbage
Festival tfor many years. It was the one day when we all got
together, enjoyed each other's company, watched the parade.
got some great food at the park, attended the rodeo, as well as
, ..i,-: SCF functions during the week. We spent between
$300 -S400 yearly. However, after this year, we won't be back. A
short, dark-haired junior deputy has driven us out of town.
While waiting for the parade to start, near Ft. Thompson
Avenue, he refused to let us cross Bridge Street to use the porta-
potties on the other side of the street. He may have been doing
his job, but he had a terrible attitude and was very discourte-
ous. I understand the foot race was going on and the need for
safety for the runners, but cars were pulling out from the side
streets and going to U-Save, while other deputies along the
road let people cross. We saw one man cross back and forth
five times. When the young deputy in question left his post
near us, other deputies apologized for his behavior and let us
cross Bridge Street. It's one thing when a person is doing their
job and I understand the need for stepped-up'security at all
functions, but I resent someone overstepping their bounds
whiile being nasty in the process.
PS. The parade was O.K. and the Clydesdales were the best,
but we missed the swamp buggies at the end of the parade.

Support for family
I have lived in LaBelle for the last 17 years. I have known the
Woosley family for most of those 17 years. I have grown to love
their family very much and they are very dear to my heart. 1, like
the rest of this community, was both shocked and devastated
upon hearing that the remarkable Danny Woosley was tragical-
lyv murdered. It was very difficult for me as well as for all of us to
understand why such a horrible thing could happen to such an
outstanding man. Danny was and forever will be loved by all
who knew him.
I was comforted by the fact that there were so many people
who came to his viewing and to his funeral. I am sure it was a
great comfort for his family as well. This entire town was shak-
en to the core. Everyone wanted to do all that they could to
show how much Danny had meant to their life. I am thankful
that we live in a community that is so loving and compassion-
ate, especially when something as tragic as this happens.
There is more that we as a community can do to show our
love for Danny and our support for his family. We still need to
support them with our business. We must still do our part to
help support the family.

Qualifications, please
I believe it would be a good service if you would print the
qualifications required to hold various government offices.

Two cows found in Montura
Two cows have been found in the Montura Estates area.
Please call Charles White at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
at 675-4060 in LaBelle or 983-1440 in Clewiston to claim.


Birthdays


Letter


IMPACT challenges
C-43 plan
Editor:
On Monday March 7, 2005, the
IMPACT Group, along with approx-
imately 40 other concerned citi-
zens, attended a workshop meet-
ing conducted: by the South Florida
WVat('r '.1 ,i -,,--fvnl Division on
the status of the planned reservoir
on the Berry Groves site.
Recently the "DISTRICT"
announced what they call the
"ACCELR8" project in which the
Berry site reservoir is a part and
referring to all affected citizens as
"Stakeholders" in this program.
IMPACT made a presentation
proposing five questions to be


answered and caused the record to
read that this is not a "stakehold-
ers," but rather a "shareholders"
meeting:
As taxpayers, everyone in this
room and across the USA is a
"shareholder" paying the district's
salaries and for all the multibillion
dollar projects under the district
and the Corps' management.
The five questions posed were:
Question #1: Is the purpose of
the reservoir important to the peo-
ple?
#2 Is the proposed dike safe
from a flooding perspective?
#3 Will the reservoir work to
store and deliver water as intend-
ed?
#4 What does it cost relative to


the water stored and delivered to
the estuary (cost/benefit analysis)?
#5 How does this cost com-
pare to the costs of other possible
solutions?
Continuing discussion led to a
sixth question: Is the District evalu-
ating and answering these ques-
tions in an open, honest and truly
democratic manner?
This question evolved since
past discourse had left doubts in
the "shareholders'" minds, and, as
"shareholders" we have all been
subjected to the "bafflegab," "tech-
nobabble," "smoke and mirrors"
that evolve out of the district's
needs to "edit" and "shape" gath-
ered public comments to conform
to the district's governing board


and the US Congress' latest model
for slicing up and distributing the
$8.6 billion melon, called the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restoration
Program or better known as CERP.
Concerns about credibility con-
tinue to circulate and we trust that,
as of this meeting, that is behind us
and as "shareholders" we only
want for the C-43 Berry Groves
properties to be utilized in the most
efficient manner serving all share-
holders' current and future needs.
IMPACT closed their presentation
by stating, "We're not going to go
away. We live here!"
Respectfully,
T. W. BILL Neville
(Hendry County Citizen and
Shareholder)


Spaghetti squash is tasty alternative to pasta


Love pasta, but trying to cut
down on carbs?
The answer to this culinary
dilemma may be a different kind of
spaghetti spaghetti squash.
Spaghetti squash is native to
North and Central America. This
member of the squash family looks
like a small, yellow watermelon
ani id averages two to three pounds.
Spaghetti squash is a -good
source of Niacin, Vitamin B6,
potassium, Vitamin C and dietary
fiber,
Spaghetti squash gets its name
from the fibers inside the plant. If
you cook a spaghetti squash and
scoop out the flesh, it looks like
strands of spaghetti.
Spaghetti squash works well
with any sauce you would use on


A
Healthier
Life S 2


with Katrina Elsken


real spaghetti.
An easy way to cook the squash
is in the microwave. Pierce one
side of the squash several times
with a knife make the cuts deep
enough to go about half way
through the squash. This is impor-
tant. If you try to microwave a
squash that has not been pierced


first, the squash may explode in
your microwave oven.
How long to microwave it
depends on your oven and on the
size of the squash. I microwave a
spaghetti squash for five minutes,
check it to see if it is soft, and if it is
not soft to the touch, microwave it
another minute, check again, and
so on. When checking to see if it is
soft, use a potliolder or oven mit.
Even the outside of the squash may
be very hot.
Once the squash is soft to the
touch, remove it from the
microwave. Use potholders or
oven mits so you don't burn your-
self. Carefully cut the squash in
half. Scoop out and discard the
inner seeds and the goopp" around
the seeds. The remaining squash


can be scooped out with a spoon
or fork. It will come out as clumps
of fibers that look very much like
spaghetti. This cooked spaghetti
squash can be mixed with any
sauce you would use on real pasta.
The spaghetti squash does con-
tain more moisture than real
spaghetti does, so you may want to
make your pasta sauce a little thick-
er than normal to compensate, so
it won't be "soupy" when you mix
it together.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."


Heart Beats & Hands


Brenda Wickenden, Faith In
Action volunteer
Faith In Action volunteers are
found in many ways. According to
national statistics the number one
reason a person volunteers is
because someone simply asked
them. This month's featured volun-
teer, Brenda Wickenden, was
asked and stepped up to the plate.
Born in Wallah, South Carolina,
Brenda has been married to her
husband for forty-three years. She
has two children and four grand-
children. Brenda stated that she
has lived all over the United States
due to her husband being in the
Navy. They moved to Jacksonville


from California in 1969. After living
there for ten years they moved to
LaBelle due to a career change for
Mr. Wickenden. Brenda works ten
hours a week doing financial duties
for the First Baptist Church of
LaBelle. Her favorite pastimes are
reading and taking her grandchil-
dren on trips.
Brenda learned of the Faith In
Action program through a presen-
tation at the American Business
Women of Arrierica. She signed up
immediately. She currently is a care
partner for a widowed lady and
provides friendship and compan-
ionship to this new resident of
LaBelle. When asked why she vol-


unteers with the Faith in Action
program she states, "Because I
was asked," and continues, "I vol-
unteered in the past but had been a
little lax in volunteering. I wanted
to do something to help my com-
munity."
You, too, can help the commu-
nity by becoming a FIA volunteer.
There is no limit how you can
make a difference in the lives of
others. FIA has many volunteer
opportunities you can participate
in.
Information about the pro-
gram, which is now expanded
from LaBelle to Clewiston and
Moore Haven, can be presented to


area churches and civic groups.
Call (863) 983-7088 for more infor-
mation, or to schedule a presenta-
tion for your group. Individuals in
need of assistance may also call Liz
Taylor at the Faith In Action office to
request a care partner or to join the
local coalition.
Senior Connections of SW FL,
Inc., a United Way partner agency,
offers a wide array of supportive
services to elders in Collier, Glades
and Hendry counties. Senior Con-
nections is the lead agency for
aging services, under grants from
Senior Solutions of SW FL, (an area
agency on aging) and Florida
Department of Elder Affairs.


March 11: Michael Hoge, Jack
Clement, Jim Dana, Peggy O'Fer-
rell, Troy Spencer, Brett Basquin,
Joe Bowman, Bob Behr, Jack
Harrison, Lynn Davidson, Dub
Snow, Johnnie Whidden, Joy
Sargent, Lora Sells, Danny
Whitt, Jeffery Carpenter, Ileanna
Ramirez, Jovita Williamson, Kay
Sanborn
March 12: Bill Gaskins, Bar-
bara Thomas, Ginny Willis, Sal-
lie Brown, Stafford C. King, Jr.,
Chencan Fulford, Alicia Bell,
Kelsey Jenkins
March 13: Scott Perry, Juddie
Summerall, Maggie Gonzalez,
Teddy Yeatts, Debbie Doub,
Dena Remaley, Jason Hill, Mike
Gomez, Darrell Gunsby
March 14: Bettye Miller, Mary
Jo Zehntner, Jerry Sapp, Don
Davis, Darrell Murray, Nan Coop-
er, Jay Shook, Christine Kastner,


Julia Thompson, Gladys Larkin, Thank You
Bobby Hegley u


March 15: Frances Koopman,
Eddie Brown, Edwin Colding,
Phyllis Miller, Oscar Langford,
Jr., Patrice Denny, Shannon
Woosley, Kathy Rasmussen,
James Seay, Walter Brantle, Billy
Burchard, Regina Lee Sanchez
March 16: Julian Howard,
Donald Pendrey, Clarence Sum-
merall, David Brown, Johnny
Wilkerson, Marty Collins, Aaron
Wilkison, Michael Durrance,
Martie Canup
March 17: Joseph Cisnero,
Tammy Kelly, Carroll Williams,
Ronnie Long, Paul Hedges,
Richard Wilson, Bonnie Feick-
ert, Ted Milks, Marian
Bouwkamp, Terry Marroquin,
Rob Malinowski, Iliania M.
Cantu, Donald Ray McCauslin


Look What's Happening.

at Senior Connections

Free services to help elders
Insurance counseling with a trained SHINE counselor is
available every Wednesday morning free of charge at Nobles
Center and in Moore Haven at Senior Connections offices. (No
counselors will be available on Wed., March 16 due to state
training) *NEW* Medication assistance 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 Senior Connections office in Moore Haven on
March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Must call 946-1821 to
make appointment)

Post Disaster help for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still available 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 replacement, 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 Friday (675-1446.)

Upcoming meetings and events
Family Caregiver Support Group meetings in March will fea-
ture 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.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents of any age with chronic dis-
ease 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 dif-
ference in someone's life by volunteering are encouraged to
call the same phone numbers for more information on this
wonderful volunteer program benefiting residents in
Hendry/Glades counties.


UES appreciates help ally use the trailer due to loading Center (FDOT) would like to our FDOT people from Bartow,
issues, we sincerely appreciate thank everyone who helped also all the citizens of the Com-
Teachers at Upthegrove Ele- all of the time, money and hard with our float and made it a suc- munity Traffic Safety Team.
mentary School would like to work that he put in to fixing up cess. Thanks again for all the great
thank John at Chief's Auto Care the trailer. Thankyou again! w k g g
on Cowboy Way for the use of Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Rivas and Motor Carrier Compliance, work.
his trailer during Swamp Cab- Mrs. Mundy Florida Highway Patrol, Fire Does anyone have a video of
bage. John worked very hard to Department, Sheriff's Dept., the parade that we can make a
get the trailer ready so that we Thank you, EMS, Emergency Management, copy of?
could tow the 2005 Mustang that fr Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Thanks EveryonefromFDOT
our school is raffling. Even from FDOT Hendry County, City of LaBelle, Than everyone from FDOT
though we were unable to actu- We at LaBelle Operations Health Dept., Tim's Towing, all Shone Phillips/Gloria Seay


Almanac
Continued From Page 2
Easter egg hunt
at CMUMC
Easter Egg Hunt for kids,
Wednesday, March 16th, 4 p.m.
at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church, 310 Campbell
Street, LaBelle (across the field
from Upthegrove Elementary
School)! This FREE event is for
kids from toddlers through 5th
grade! Meet in the church lobby
for a skit, instructions, and then
we'll have the hunt outside
weather-permitting!

Cowboys for
Christ event set
Cowboys for Christ Hand and
Hand Palmdale Chapter, will
meet on Thursday, March 10, at
6 p.m. Food and fellowship at 7
p.m., gospel music and the
Word will be spoken by Everett
Mayhew of Muse. They are locat-
ed on Main and 5th in Palmdale
at the Community Center. They
will also have special singers.
Palmdale Chapter 863-612-0640.

Moose plan
Easter Egg Hunt
Moose Lodge #2398 and
W.O.T.M. Chapter #1999 will
host their Annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, March 19.
Sign-up is at 8:45 a.m. with start
at 9 a.m. There will be fun, food
and a visit from the Easter
Bunny. This event is for children
age 12 and under, accompanied
by an adult.

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 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.


Sign up to cheer,
dance, tumble
Sign-ups for the new Ultimate
Explosion All Star cheerleading
group will be held every Satur-
day 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
graduates 18 plus and up. Low-
est fees around with child friend-
ly environment and experienced
coaches. (Not affiliated with the
Southwest Florida Xtreme All
Stars.) For more info please call
Teresa 675-4155 or Melinda 675-
0212. (Dance team is hip-hop
funk.) Come join the fun! See
you at sign-ups.
COES 2nd annual
Cowadunga
COES is sponsoring its sec-
ond Annual Cowadunga! Pur-
chase your plot at COES. Plop-
ping will begin on Friday, March
11, at 1 p.m. Country Oaks Ele-
mentary School.
Plots can be purchased for
$10 each. Win $1,000! Festivities
start at 12:30 p.m. Concessions
will be available. Puddin' the
cow will be turned loose on the
grid at 1 p.m. You need not be
present to win. Proceeds will
benefit all students at COES.
Fashion show,
luncheon set
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.
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 at the Muse Community
Building, on Thursday, March 17,
at 7 p.m.
Bicycle safety
course offered
The Muse Volunteer Fire
Department will assist the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
March 12 in conducting a Bicycle
Safety Course to educate the
young bicycle riders on the prop-
er operation and safety in traffic.
Bicycle helmets will be avail-
able by size while supplies last.
The Safety Class will take place


from 9 a.m. to noon. Refresh-
ments provided by the Muse Vol-
unteer Firefighters. For informa-
tion or questions, please contact
Deputy Bart Davis at 863-675-
1144 or Captain Paul lezzi at 863-
673-1580.

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


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Come to Living Lord's


The LaBelle Ministerial Asso-
ciation proudly presents the Liv-
ing Lord's Supper at Barron Park
on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
This has become an annual
event, having been performed
for about the last 12 years.
Members from various local
congregations will reenact "The
Lord's Supper."
Jesus will be portrayed by Jeff
Shearer. Other cast members
include Bill Maddox, Michael
Gatch, Troy Avery, Henry Avery,
David Miller, Millard Wagman,
Ron Costa and Alex Rodriquez
as apostles. Traci Shearer will


portray Mary Magdelin. Wayne
Wilkins will be a blind man. The
crowd following Jesus will
include Julie Wilkins, Zena
Gatch, Daniel Rodriquez, Mon-
tana Wilkins, Kristen Rodriquez,
Caleb Rodriquez and Nicole
Rodriquez. There will also be
special music.
A few apostles are still need-
ed, so interested men of the
community please call 675-
0900. There is also plenty of
room and costumes for women
and children to round out the
cast.
The evening will wind up


with the serving of Holy Com-
munion by "Jesus and His apos-
tles." Come out for fun and fel-


Supper

lowship to celebrate the Easter
season. There is no cost for this
community event.


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Wedding


late Chester Bridges and Gloria
Seay of LaBelle. The groom is the
son of Eva M. Bryant of LaBelle.
The wedding ceremony was
held at the Turner home in
LaBelle. Sandie Herpest officiated
at the ceremony.
Present at the ceremony was
the son of the bride, Justin Barton,
daughter of the bride, Jessica Bar-
ton and daughter of the groom,
Carissa Turner.


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Courtesy photos
Fifth Grade (back row): Bronson Canche, Marlu Garza,
Lisett Rivera, Emily Gonzalez, absent Nurielis Vasquez;
4th Grade (middle row): Peyton Walls, Cade Logan, Car-
los Benitez, Manuel Munoz; 3rd Grade (first row): Eduar-
do Gonzalez, Alfredo Mar, Moises Rojas, Felipe Paniajua,
Marissa Gonzalaz, Paulina Magana, Julia Mach.


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Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Turner

Barton, Turner wed


Norma Jean Barton and Mar-
vin H. Turner, III were joined in
marriage on Feb. 23, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of the

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Second Grade (back row): Ashley Handerhan, Mindy Cis-
neros, Melanie Forehand, Alysia Adams, Kassandra Mel-
goza, Juliana Leon, Roel Karr; 1st Grade (middle row):
Diana Munoz, Adriana Cardenas, Keyla Gracia, Mayreli
Garcia, Abraham Ortiz, Diego Moreno, Angel Aguilar;
Kindergarten (first row): Amber Vantine, Gabby Davis,
David Deleon, Lizbeth Paniagua, Joselin Macilla, Emily
Schwarz.


Schell/Hunter
Jessi Schell, daughter of Tom
and Diane Schell of LaBelle, to W.
Casey Hunter, son of Louis and
Patricia Hunter, also of LaBelle.
Jessi graduated from LaBelle High
School, attends Florida Gulf Coast
University and is employed at
Southern Gardens. Casey graduat-
ed from homeschooling, and
from Full Sail in November with
an AS in Recording Arts. He is
employed with Sports Marketing
Inc in Ft. Myers. The wedding will
be held on May 14, 2005, at Carl-
son Memorial UMC.


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Clarivel Medina, Jessica Denning, Ashley Molina
Jessenia Denning, Samantha Martinez, Sandra DeSantiago

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BUYING A HOME: UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS


(MS) Home ownership is the quin-
tessential American dream. Each year,
couples, families and singles make the
decision to take the home-ownership
plunge and set out on a course of finding


their ideal home.
Pir-.h, N;,--. a home involves a roller
coaster of emotions, a pile of paperwork.
and nerves of steel. Beginning the process
without a cursory course in home buying


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is not a wise venture. As an informed indi-
vidual. you 11 be better equipped to make
the right decisions for your future and
avoid being taken for a ride.
Step 1 Affordability: Before you visit a
real estate agent, decide on a price range.
The best way to do so is to sit down with
a financial consultant or mortgage broker
who will weigh your current debt against
your income and savings. Lenders use
guidelines to determine how much you
can spend on a house and whether
prospective home buyers will be able to
pay their monthly mortgage payments
comfortably. The guidelines generally
state that a household should spend no
more than 28 percent of its income on
housing expenses and no more than 36
percent of its income on total debt obliga-
tions.
You will then he presented with a good
example of the mortgage amount for
which you l qualify -- often termed a pre-
approval. For example, you may qualify
for a mortgage of 5250,000 if you make a
down payment of $50,000. This means
you should only look at homes that cost
S300,000 or less to meet your budget
allowance.
A realtor may ask to see a pre-approval
to help you determine your price range
and to also be sure that you are serious
about buying a home.
Step 2: Finding a home: Finding your
prospective home can be a time-consum-
ing process. Currently, it is still a sellers'
market, meaning that sellers are receiving
top-notch prices for homes amid a home-
buying market that is in high demand.
You may find yourself outbid or too late
for many properties. Consult with a real
estate broker, who has current listings
and up-to-date information, or set out on


your own search by visiting open houses.
Create a list of requirements you have
for your dream house. It should include
the number of bedrooms, basement or
garage preference, square footage and
items of this nature. Also consider the
style of house you prefer: colonial, ranch,
split-level, Cape Cod, Tudor, etc. These
factors will help a real estate agent narrow
down the appropriate properties that are
available in your area.
When visiting homes for sale, keep an
open mind and try to look beyond the cur-
rent owner's design scheme and belong-
ings. Understand that, unless money is no
object, you may have to make concessions
on your dream home. Look mainly at the
structural integrity of the home, the possi-
bilities for change, and the location of the
property. You may have to visit dozens of
properties to find the house that's right
for you.
Step 3: Making an offer: In most states,
you'll be required to make a formal offer
on the house in the form of a written con-
tract. It will state your intended offer
price as well as information on a down
payment and proposed closing date. Your
broker can also jot down other informa-
tion in your favor, like 'flexible closing
date," "no other existing house to sell,' etc.
You are usually required to leave a deposit
or a binder as well, which will be held in
escrow by a third party. Should the sale
fall through, your deposit will be refund-
ed.
The seller will consider the price and let
your broker know if it is acceptable. He
may require that you counteroffer if there
are other bidders on the home. If your
offer is accepted, you're on your way to
home ownership. At this time, a formal
purchase contract will be drawn up by


your broker addressing the terms of pur-
chase and agreed-upon price.
Step 4: Securing a mortgage: Now that
you know your purchase price, find a
lender who will agree to lend you the
money. Shop around for the best offer
from several financial institutions, keep-
ing in mind the current interest rate.
It could take several days or weeks for
your mortgage documents to be finalized.
Remember that the seller, will need to
receive copies of the finalized agreement
in order to continue the selling process. If
you cannot secure a mortgage in a timely
manner, the house will go back on the
market.
Step 5: Contact an attorney: You'll like-
ly want to contact an attorney who will
guide you through the legalities that will
ensue. (The seller probably has an attor-
ney working for him.) A lawyer can
review the contract and advocate for
items in your favor -- like improvements
that need to be made or appliances you'd
like to keep. Your attorney will also facili-
tate contact between the seller, so you
won't need to be involved so thoroughly
in the process.
Step 6: Home inspection: You are urged
to contact a home inspector to arrange to
have your prospective home inspected.
Your attorney or a friend may be able to
recommend one. A licensed professional
can best assess if the home is structurally
sound and built according to code. Should
anything be illegal or just not up to par,
the inspector will include it in his report.
Your attorney can then negotiate a lower
sale price or give you the option to make
the repairs yourself or back out of the deal
at this time. Or you may be advised of
what the seller legally needs to repair.
Step 7: Walk-through: .In most cases,


you11 be able to walk through the
prospective home right before the closing
to make sure the house is in the agreed
upon condition. Make sure no damage
occurred when the previous owners
moved, or intentional damage was made
(yes, it sometimes happens). If repairs arc
necessary, it could delay the closing
process further. The seller could be
responsible for paying for damages that
were incurred.
Step 8: The closing: If you're still pro-
ceeding on course, a closing date will be
scheduled and finalized. (It may vary from
the original date agreed upon in your con-
tract.) At the closing, you may be present
with your attorney and the seller's attor-
ney. You'll be required to sign paperwork
and present fees, called closing costs.
Examples of closing costs include:
down payment
property taxes
attorney's fee
points
title insurance
clerical/processing costs
proof of homeowner's insurance
Your attorney or real estate broker
should be able to give you a rough esti
mate of your total closing costs in
advance. But you probably won't know
the actual amounts until a few days or
even a few hours before the closing.
Oftentimes, a certified check or cashier's
check is required to pay these costs. Make
sure you've factored closing costs into
your home-buying budget.
After you've signed what seems like a
million documents and initialed a million
more, you will receive the keys to your
new home. 'Congratulations on being a
homeowner! TF054598


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FEATURES OF THE WEEK
POSSIBLF FUTURF BUSNTFSS


POTF.NTIALI Two CBS homes
located in downtown LaBeUle on cor-
ner of Main and Park Ave. $250,000.
UNDER CONTRACT
13R/IBA CBS HOME Recently
remodeled, new cabinets, ceramic tile
and new carpet and paint inside and
out. $79,900.
3BR/IBA CBS HOMF I OCATFD


IN THE CITY LIMITS. Fixer upper
good investment property. $74,900.
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quiet at it's best! Nicley wooded


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2.75+/- ACRE RIVERFRONT


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design features soaring cathedral
ceilings, granite kitchen, counter
tops, security system, custom pool
w;/caged lanai, 2 1.2 car garage and


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Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, MargarretI" Fi L,,
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soft lit walkway to your own private
deck. You will enjoy the numerous
fountains and endless sunsets. A
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basement..vorkshop. Zoned duplex.
Large open porch overlooks private
owned waterway. Pock w/electric
and water. $299,900. UNDER
CONTRACT
GORGEOUS 10 ACRF RIVFR-
FRONT PROPERTY! One of the few
riverfront parcels on the market. This
stunning 10 acres is very unique
wiv600+/ feet fronting on the beauti-
ful Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy end-
less views from the raised riverbank.
$1,600,000. Owner will sell 5 acres
for $800,000.
HOMES IN THE CITY
GRFAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL!


Located very close to Hwy 80 and
Court I louse. 3,500 sq. ft. CBS/brick
home has perfect office floor plan plus
,an attached Ii, .r ,. apartment.
$349,000.


2BR/l.5 BA CBS HOME situated on
beautiful tree covered oversized lot
private setting in the city. $95,000
UNDER CONTRACT
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HOME IN THE CITY on quiet
street. Many upgrades.including new
roof shingles, new air concirioner and
new exterior siding. $64,900.

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wooded lot close to town and
schools. $149,900. UNDER CON-
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situated on beautiful lot. S129,900.I INDER
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3BRIM DA PQU N.FiWIPlF MMUBUJ
HOMF ON 1/2 ACRE, Cathedral
ceilings, family room, breakfast bar,
large back porch and fenced yard.
Located on paved road approx. 3
miles south of LaBelle. $89,000.

on oakcovJ sold "as is"


2BR/IBA MOBILE HOME IN 10 ACRES w/oak hammock on paved


RIVER OAKS SUBDIVISION. Sit
on your front porch and view the
Caloosahatchec River across the
street from this ii.-blh. home. This
partially furnished singlewide mobile
home is close to community boat
ramp. $55,000. UNDER CON-
TRACT


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ONE OF A KIND! Custom built units 2 3
3BR/3 1/28A cedar + stone home on $25,000 each.
8.58/!- acres covered with tons of
large oaks. Perfect home for enter- i i'\1I'-, 1 1
raining features stone heated pool PRIMF HWY
and spa w!2 waterfalls, custom pool NF n
lighting, screened lanai, tiki bar
w/surround sound and sundeck. Hiwy80and20
Interior features porcelain tile meant for future
throughout the first floor, stone fire-
place, movie theater room'set up -I'lt, Kr I,
w/i100" screen and surround sound, managers and
wood floors upstairs, game room e
W/sh"ar and much more. This home is a establish 130
must see! $1,200,000. ed in the heart
NEWI Y REMODELED 3BR/2BA ness, ,,r,,ni


HOME surrounded by oaks on one
acre. Custom wood cabinets through
out, large master bedroom + screen
porch. $194,900


COMMERCE
city of LaBelle
and Missouri


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80 CORNFR BUSI-
11 \i 195 ft. fronting on
00 ft. deep. Great invest,
business. $215,000.
I'i i.. ri, :, with chefs.
wait staff in place.
o+ seat restaurant locar
of LaBelle. Great busi,
y. $115,000.
AL PROPERTY in the
with frontage on Lee
St. Perfect place to


ACREAGE/ LOTS locate your business at a reasonable
NCOME PRODUCING MOBILE


Hi NI IM 01 Zoned for mobile home
RG-2M (< II f,,r-details. $24,900.


price. $100,000. UNDER CON-
TRACTr


Laele Ala, Glades County's Premie^^re Listings
Southern-
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NEW LISTING! LaBelle Riverfront
3BR/2.5B/3G Home with 160' +1- 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 into 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
rFvertront i1iAdjiiiarni aclage. aaIl 3Cilei
$3,490,000 (Home on 1i0 .- 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 abound!
Barn & mobile home also included in
sale! $875,000


NEW LISTING! Close to Downtown,
this cozy 2BR/2BA home sits on almost
a 1/2 acre and is covered in beautiful
oak trees. Back yard is fenced for
privacy. This one won't last long!
$153 Ann


3BR/2B two story home located on 5
+/ CFP e I ly
Stunning 5BR/3.5B/2G two story 4,700 landscaped property 7w/nd
+/- sq, ft. home located on 5 +/- private pool! Great Plae for Horses! $259,900
acres complete w/ horse barn, windmill .
& private pond. $750,000 -:


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lior,'e .arde \d-%..'i, ,inld ,ill l.~. c
theil ne ],i'. inc ini heln I lr -i ill,.
Not to mention drinking from the
pond and hopefully staying out of
the 500 blueberry bushes that grow
on the property! S329,000


MUSE! 4BR/2B rustic cabin-style home
on 2.2 +/- acres (one acre fenced with
horse stalls). BRING YOUR HORSES!
Peace & Quiet Guaranteed! $185,900







BELMONT AREA! 2BR/1B CBS
home located in town on an oak cov-
ered lot in a nice neighborhood!


Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom two story $135,000
estate home, located on 5 +/- fenced PARKWOOD ECTATES! 3BR/2B/2G
acres, features large rooms, a great splex ca-
floor plan, rocking chair front porch & thedral ceiingse
screened lanai. $595,000 roof, & much more... $265,000


3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900

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

38R/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
bam 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
homesite priced right for an investment/
income property. $68,000


RiI'ERFRO\r! 144 +1/ cleared
acre located on C R 78 wi 130' +'- of
r-verfronl $495,000

RER FRONTI 1 + cleared acre

of riverfront. $475,000

RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre

10, $Rw/110,+/-

RI'Vf p T! 1 +/- wooded acre
loca ClTeQJACot
neighborhoods. $475,000

RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced acre
located in town w/ 130' +/- of riverfront.
$450,000

RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-sac
homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts. (Restrictions Apply-Call
Listing Office) $399,900


* New Listing! 8,07 +/- acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd.
Zoned AG2. $600,000
* 22 +/- fenced, cross-fenced, & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!! $399,500
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
A ll fl"fi 7 8in

* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* CREEKFRONTI 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
aWiurBiprifte T w/
access. $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELL! .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 oh SR 29
$3,431,134
* p reA ovyer
frontage east of l ,'e
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage .on SR 80 &
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000
* 3.38 +/- acres located on corner of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000
* 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


* Self-Service Car Wash on .50 +/-
acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000
* DOWNTOWN LABELLE Business
Building with Tenants. If you like
making excellent investments for the
future and getting rental income at the
same time, then you must see this
opportunity in Downtown LaBelle.
Within walking distance to the Court-
house and next door to the proposed
new bank that will be built. Don't let
this get away! Call Today! $659,000


Foi-CreativThinke


3.14 +/- acres w/frontage on 4 streets
in Downtown LaBelle! Zoning is in the
process of being changed to
Commercial or Mixed Use. Just use
your imagine and discover that the
possibilities are endless! $850,000


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701 S(ou.h IFi Stor.yo
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 10, 2005


Berry donates building at rodeo grounds


Two years ago, youth groups,
non-profit groups, the Hendry-
LaBelle Recreation Board and
Hendry County joined forces to
write a grant to replace the old
rodeo arena. Phase One of the
arena was completed and we now
have a place where many types of
events can take place. Last year,
hogs and steers were housed
under a tent at the Youth Livestock
Show.
This year, they had a wonderful
60'x200' open building donated
by Jim Cloughley, President of
Berry Groves. Not only did Berry
donate the building, they paid the
costs of taking down the building
and putting it back up at the rodeo
grounds, 58 yards of concrete was
needed to anchor the beams. The
multi-purpose building is a great
addition to the rodeo grounds and
we would like to give a special
thankyou to Berry.
Woody Hough and Double H
Construction were the contractors
on the job, and they donated half
the cost of the new roof system.
Hendry County paid the other half.
It takes a huge amount of com-
munity volunteer work to put
together an event like the LaBelle
Youth Livestock & Ag Show. This
was accomplished last week with
the help of the following:
Bobby Murray and the Berry
Companies for all their hard work


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Front: Erin Zimmerly is very proud of her steer. From left:
Raymond Crawford, Rodney Murray, Bill Maddox, Danny
Pack, Clyde Lavendar, Woody Hough, Bobby Murray, Phil
Pelletier, President of Berry Groves,Jim Cloughley, Pat Lang-
ford, Sherry Rosbough, Denny and Gail Edgar, Darrell Harris
and Lester Baird.
in building panels and donating Carl Manning of Florida Rock for
time for assembly and disassembly. 28 loads of dirt for the arena.
Danny Pack of Pack Brothers Stephen Risley of CoxAir Condi-
Irrigation for the plumbing used by tioning for his time installing'the
the stock. electric in the new pavilion.
Clyde Lavender of A Duda & Lou and Wayne Hicks of L & C
Sons, Inc. for time and sod for the Crane Service for their time and
event, crane time.


Santiago Ledasma of Boynton
Pump for all the irrigation supplies.
Ronnie Cochran of Cochran
Construction who is always willing
to haul dirt or donate equipment
when needed.
Sherry Rosbough and Denny
and Gail Edgar of LaBelle Family
Livestock for many hours of hard
work.
Cheney Nursery for all the
plants for landscaping.
The children and their parents
for participating.
Most of all, the men and
women working behind the
scenes.
If we have forgotten anyone, we
want to apologize now.
The County has written a grant
for Phase Two of the rodeo arena.
Expansion to the East is a must. We
are working with Rock Abajoude,
the County Engineer, so that the air-
port and rodeo grounds grow
together. A show ring, bleachers
and a 50x75 foot pavilion will be
added along with a multi purpose
building that can be used for con-
certs, 4-H Clubs and churches will
be able to hold revivals and con-
certs. The Antique Flywheel Show,
held the first weekend in April at
the Rodeo grounds draws many
people to LaBelle.
Remember, all of this is for our
youth. Rodeo's are only a small part
of the usage.


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first week of April!




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* 2 bedroom home in the Bdmont Subdivision
with 2 1lull bathvs 2 half hats I his holi s amlso
features real wodi kitchen c.ahbilts, bre,k(litst
bar, seramit giving ronom and faamiv room. Nol
to big n.d no to small This one ri as it. ill Lior
only $129,900


* I i iacc siati is truly n'r of
S I I, house kaures include CBS
construction, vuted -z r al T wovodl cabi-
nets with buiit in wine rack. upgraded kitchen
al]jIlian>s, ceramic ile, solid srld .e tuoutr
tops ind is fenced ,aid cross it .cd for Ihoscs,
There is also a 1.00- square foot manutlac,
turcd home located ti'vwrds the front of the
propty with hwparate entrance and facing
rnat would le p "i "r i ;. '*" hotus r for a
grounds keeper. '4iJ,.'lli
* Nestled under the Oaks Ciustom hllit
it1R/21 hlonme in o, n iatlurcs ceiamic tilt.
vaieid ,i, I, hiy windows, nack lighi ng.
sprinkler systi ,rn r a private diachcd
garage and lots more. O(nly $229,000.
* Solace at lasi'..:t 1R;B homc in IaBidk
Featiurinug a great : l)rptilln, eraminc tilt, cnor
mnous Jaundry rootn and lois co kiteh bItn eibinis.
Outasde is a s pcious scoectnd ocv., kncd
bIack .s ., ind pool tnlyi $ t99,900.
* ill tlIs dow' iv!;i;v.rFlir i nuprl'ion imuits


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with 2 i"1 1 baths & 2 Ialf bths. This hrine also
features realv wend kitchen cabir.ts, hvcakfa
bar, separate living ronIm and ibrily s.oom Not
(o bi arid not to small This ore has ic tl i r
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5 acres 'i,
$149,900.
* 4,11.12B mni.,faciu i homle \ on ove- ii.eirc oi
lanii W id il 11 .II .. stanci t' sc'hoolsI an
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ed ,, andtl lots more This on won't last
long at only $145,900.
* Looking tor cunmtiy ,' .' Htre it is! his
gorgco.ius 41R?.2B ranmlact.id 'omr.e sits in
.25+- breath taking ac rs ,iid is onlyir mintlies
Ironmt town TI, ,,, ,_ 5126.90).
* 3BRN.2 -,. i .. Il .... -. 45-' aeis
Iitm s vatilteI i ', i red sihet ock
man u t r mbath .i t ots .'. I i
* Comlury Liv.g ai i i I
ieauttiluly> diconr,.d iBR 2S homn, sv'.s .'n
nicely lainscalxd acre, FatIurcs includc .I
Swood during firtplac. a karge "'counro.
kitchen '. i, ,v carp.t &i
nt-i ', i Ma ike al apiy iin e;'t


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REDUCiED $123,000.
* ma|k 21 ornufactliurced home on i, .'ici's
-ni U u CON z ]T liso .2
hnrsi stalls and tack roon. This one is ixrfect
for ho, n lovers,' nly $t92,900(
* 4 2R;2112 m uanuacitured home wvth over 1,700
il ud T : i
iniasrur sutc and Clincedl yrd. Only $52,500.


* i. breaIth taking acres lIocacd on Case
R1 SiiUNDEBiCriDtltTlAluacrt ued
lomies i'iccd -r Ifrses ni Can ie suxadcc
li'nn iwo homes S125,000.
* UNDER CONTRACT' ""n
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* Buitillii 25"-.ic nci corner 'kt in downtown
Ialkci 'l, p-itentil Currendt :coned lor
duipl)ex or povsilsyov re:on-
ing to lBisitness. $79,000.
* O(vcrsi-ecd corner lot in ('it 102 onB S
1 hkolwi $37,000,
* Ovc1rs L .nI nit 102, woaks. $37.000.
xI awI i I.Rc ij
* l.8l+ aci'i voncd i. l coinmvcirciil just South
(i ifi lk ely lirtits 'i.s rit 17;';.' i f o l'onT ge
S ... ,- i y' Stieet Asking
$199,)110.


ITE IN T11. COUNTRY S-ertle in
with vouir kids aiid rtcriier on .l '
acres, rucked .way on a dead end
street, located in .a growing conimuni
ty. 1999 Rednmn Limited mnanutfac
rured home in like new condition,
4BR'21iA, master suite includes cozy
office big enough for two lull size
desks, family room iani-res a real stone
fireplace and the kitchen is dcsignxcd
or .a family with new appliances, plcn
ty of counter space plus an island for
extra working yarci. Propwrty i- e;nced
and cross fcnc'd for horses and the -
stall barn includes a fiecdtack rooin
Montur. Itatnch I.-tre CF o ommunity
Centcrer icludcs Olympic swimming
pyoi l ', I ._ .. ,
area,. S.169,900. Mi.iS-' 04039 701
BEAUTIF I. RANCH STYI.E
HOME with front porch ii b coming
area of Pi .1 1 i on gree 'l
belt which lbicks uip to C :' \Vay.
Gr'atu access, dose to Hwy. 80, shop,
ping and schools. $159,900.
NEW ( ik\' Ii t 'tIl 1 IN PORT
1LABlt .1 F,* .Unit 2 on Jay Terrace, "The
Sutton" wiroral area of 2,040 sq. fr.
3BR/2BRA, vaulted ceilings, large h in,'
room, spacious kitchen. 2 car garage,
range, refrigerator, dishwasher, hugec
country front porch. Concrete drive-
way, landscaped and soddcd lawn.
$159,900.


COLiNIRY A'TMOSPl';RI AND
IN-TOWN CON\ I. NtNC -
Property i loc.aldi on ,;th s'id of
DUiriis Road in IH: tMyr, car: of L S
41 west of Metro Pkwy, Origiial
owner home remodeled in 1086, Oe I
-tory CBS w'cyprcss siding privacy
from public road Clo-c proximity to
supporting services with coimi ry
atmn!ospphere, vaulted hinity room, 2
fireplaces, 158 s-q. It. utility room, car
Ilxrt 1.10S 'q It. pole bairn: (k ,i90 sq It.
& 576 -..I ft Ct.il builinis.
$1,100,000. N 1ILS SO Tv6c1-6F


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2 BUILDING LOTS SIDE BY SIDE- 2
lots side by side in Port I .aBRcl jui 2'
miles eait of i aliCellc A wondrter i
opportunity to own ',or i, p)iecc ol
pristine SWIL. 1 asy acu..so e t i'
Acres, lhe beaches of rhv ,,,1 .
World Cli' s Fi-ing on I Iakc
Okcchohbec. Just 2 miles tm; tolt
Intercsrtal \\.atcrway Ior coast o o
coast cn.i '*; -,r ofi shore travel, L.a-t
to r'hc i .. or \\'ist io Mc','ii.
STexa, or points South. I icarit in.rim
. i o..t- for World C(;w Ba's or off
shore Grouper and Sn.ippcr t tIhe
West nmd record Billi'ih to tih' List. lv
lots 160XI:5 f.. itcntri l w\ i'tr. e(fios
10 ShinppiI c.oiL unilvnltk. i $60,000.


FTTEINTION CONTRACTORS,
HOMII-OWNERS AND BUSINESS
O NERS. Need inf ornariion on HUL
Zone business regisrration, IEnterprise
Zoaio incentives ;,nd tax benefits for
husine-scs, v ,e.-,ir, .., ntractors and
lhomcowncrsi i. I-', County? Come
in and see janet Papinaw.


01.0 F.UNDY HARDWARE BUII.D-
ING and rooming house in historic
dowiin-own Moore Haven. Zoned
C(iomumrced, 1:t2 bhlok from the City
PiIck on the Intercoastal Waterway,
I Park and acroe-s the street
irom tile newly' rcenoIvvacd City I .ilrary.
Building is unque, remiisi cent of years
piast. \Vood floors, pressed tin l ..
oi-iginal shelves, display cases and hinr
Iroi the hlardwvare store. Lots of poten-
tial $190,000. MLS.05010290
4BR/2BA HOMEt IN LE.IGH ACRIES-
( entrally located between Ft Myers
anlld l aeille rhis CBS home offers vault
cd .. patio, ireak[iast bar plus
morie $190,000. Mt1.5-205014796
PORT LABI.1.LE LOTS. PLENTY TO
CHOOSEI FROM 2 side by side lots
in tInit 6 $30,000 each, Unit 3
$29.900 each on Cadet Circle $10,000
each, Side biy ide lors arc hard to find!
.ct tlhem while you ican


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Shary Weckwerth Jennifer Oswald
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i.. TL Tree sales could
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Branch Creek runs along
property along with serve
completely fenced with pa
$500,000.
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acres. Oak adomed yard i
ings, plantation shutters, s
flooring. '-.:'.rii ii.,,, i
and on LUItIt fI
vate porf -' i '.
back of the property is ai
home is class r i.:.i.-i o
$410,000.
Al3 floors are concrete I
with office. Fireplace on
plumbing in wall for a full I
3rd floor. Storage is plent
out the home. Beautiful
$370,000.
LaurelOaks PookblRome -
cious 3BRi2BA home, 0
m.o.,re' $209.000.


Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with pri- in .c. -. r. i r .,i u, El-','':,
vate gated entry on Ft. Denaud Rd 6.361 sq. ft- of qual- Lawn has fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let has updated kitchen, Flor
ity in this 3BR/2.5BA home. Home has 10 ft, ceilings, this one pass you by. $410,000. Plenty of storage space
split floor plan, French doors, solid surface countertops, Jip., .: t,,e-u..iur, ,BP.,2B "splif floor plan home on $170,000.
custom cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, boat dock canal with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with i SS iE i ,orn
wAlift, 3 carA/C garage with car lift, 6 car carport, French cathedral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances, tile, carpet with walk-in c
doors open onto large lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled Owner financing possible or trade for hurricane dam- 18'x18' t,-,e *-,ijr. pi::
acres w/190+ ~etl -,f ,, r it'ri -'. $1,600,000. aged properties will be considered. $350,000. 2 homer.. m -:.. .1r.1 i ;I
Ft"eniau-dd. river tiorih-v.e ,:,ore .6..:. ,h 1 of r Guest House is 2BR/1BA
river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this ,''/; 3;7.il i ; i handicap bathroom. Livi
3BR/3BA office riverfront home like new Thenewfea- n Ind 1 4 seeded 65000
t s e r c a Dreaning of owning your own Island 1264 secluded .
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli- .. ,w .... soil easement whi-h car, be removed. Wantto be closer 1o Ft r 1
ances. tile and carpet, large patio to relax and enjoy the 40n 0 p easement off Joel Bvd. has been co
river views new sod irrigation system, driveway and 14'- P." t ate iomeste vi h ele'abon past ear $1,400l 0
boat dock. S799,500. t homeitewiX2thscreenedblanaippluy
O^- r -e- gr face tis .- re % .. E -p allows for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway 14X24 screened lanapl
* Carees grace ts .9 a,- l 1,] Cash or ir-, ..i.-i. sible. S950,000 $149,900. ,
with a beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River 120I ..l r ..-. '. vr n'' Indian His on Updat, cleanandcomfi
Privacy and Peace at its best. Enjoy the sunsets over the Caloosaatchee' Drve. This homesite s. re ,, the cty mi" -,r,
water on your back screened patio. Wood, tile and car- waterfront home Owner financing available 39 ,000 out homer ". iN E ,R.
pet flooring. Wonderful kitchen for entertaining, planta- ....oaks aand :.;r..:ri
lion shutters, indoor utility room, large pnvate boat dock ,.by! $144,900
with lift. Community clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp _-.p 'E- .', "
and tennis court. $749,000. 17.94 acres O'i4i~.- Queens, ad, concrete paver ec k
eP..'2BA -B Rbme on f.'25"acres located on a navga- WashingtoniasU ,id a property has 2 wells & shed. Seller i,,, ..- S2
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1BA block home 'hn' need- a '* ;.,.:..ini[ one year old. $134,900. JL acres o "Old Flonda Land. Meavily wooded wiln
d pay for proertv $569 000 :.3iriin t..:.,,r .. h.'remodeled"-''; eI- l,.." den many varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the
,. IBF 1B- .it.ni ,, ..i,> in and screenji ,lackyard New southeast corner Some lower lying areas are wet during |
rfect spotfor campfires...Jacks AC.heat, ro'ftITig, paint, countertops, solid surface the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house and
the northwest corner of the tub walls. $115,000 .. enjoy nature's beauty $285,000.
-rat other ponds. Property is A20 acres in Muse. Great pasture land, fenced and cross
lmettos and pines throughout fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
3BR/2BA log cabin manufactured home on 6+/- acres for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures p-r
.'B". ,-..re,- ;lri,-,-] ",-,i .1 .7 ri a l,- ,rn 0 : iM.,r,,', ,,.' ,, ,I 1 '.,'*, ; T,_-,: allows for easy access. $285,000.
s completely irrigated. 10' ceil- .5,,int!,,-,,,UDLM ,, ,r. .,, ,, ..: ,.-..t 5:; acres on Swinging TrailRd. in Muse Privacy & tran-
ecurity system, wood laminate country retreat on a private road. $212,500, quality for your dream home. House pad in place.
:could'go.on" -ul .. .. *' '. $150,000.
8i- i ding on the .,m High and dry 5 acres' Muse. Felnced on 3 sidesand
iy man's dream. This elegant :,, ,,,, ,,o,, : i ,, ,ti. ,. i,,, ated. Culvert to be in soon Copy of survey on file.
ii Thiseone will not last long. family room, hot tub on screen porch, carport, complete- $145,000.
coPtEcio ly fenced with paved circular driveway, metal roof, secu- 5+'- acres of wooded land located 'nt ain road in
ilo cnsitrukio. .e A rity system, gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and Pioneer PlantiiC I~ u Wit or man-
1st & 2nd floor, 1/2 bath has -,,.',;ri fn-,e. $145000 ufactured home 05000. .
bath. Wet bar & refrigerator on P U- c,'.'.' lr.,* t i- :,n, :,. -, : ... Includes Wooded F '. ,,' ra, r:. -
iful and well planned through- whirlpool tub & flat top stove. 12x24 shed with garage Properly gIRB1OMR[T.i, \\ n-.ei -, ..,
oaks adom this comer lot. door stays. Won't last long $92,900. pump) & ":., -u, r,..,- ,:r ;I $S95.000
..i.a-lii...ohps ih s spa- split floor p i ii : tures H +acres .o .MD i 3 c ...r.O Id
I arversized lot adjoins oak-fillednMustsee!!udiadSret--8r J 'd
Doubleida k sadows. eing 23r t 9 000
oversizecfTot7This 2 R BA sold as is f- 10li 6 ".i. 1-.-a'"g e r- :' -, on pr ld ,,iou" Ft. "F
rida room and fenced in yard 16V ,B t D' ,Ti -*lmu on' corner" in Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre, owners will not
:e and abudant fruit trees Hri. : .- ,' U jl R U W "c"" split.
...i t. ,:n- ,.., .. i i i-,. seclud-
Ndl).i a.p toifpainrieatures R^II ed, .-.itiHb 1 |
closet in master bath and an .. L"oo',-,"1 ,,- Tr,, ,: ,', a, acces-
.ior as. t169 900 Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres Loo- J rJ.T a. ,, acces-
ir r. sEP 1 I ,,with great potential 400 amp, 3 phase electric service silehacres lov8to i1 W-Deca ,Acres.
rame house Main house has and 4' well with 3 phase pump is in place Six loading $64000. .............. ... .
ng room has wood parquet docks on front side of building. Drive in ramp at back of 5+- wooded acres in Lade this ime is
Soo s. "r lm,;r..]^ E,-irq,;;,. zone. $1,500,000, undete.iinabUROlM i W 0.. On" horse are
,r- rt,-, n ,: '.I .. ,.c', i feb'o own La'Belle Hwy 80 permissib e. $61,500
leed wtrhine the frontage. $105,000.FI:.: UNDER TOU TlRAlC 9 500 7
MW O 'i ances new 2 5 r, UNDER:CONTRACT .... u
bs an abve ground pool Only 2 5 'arii', ".f .-ll or manu-
Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft. on State Road 'actured ., UNU c. b ,V,,:,, $35.000.
rtaale' a 'BA E : ..r.,-,- rin 80 Future land use Commercial. 5 acres $650,000. 1 25 ac U NBE -,RCONT ACT I
:i' -jhl ,,i nj through- 17 94 acres with over i)" palm trees
[B S..W*,. a,.,.rned with V.ai.1.'0.-i1 .,it i aT .'wells & t '(: l. I
, ,I i rn. ..... pass you ir rIj;... t ,- ,, ..r,,r : 'r,., needs a
little TLC. Tree sales could pay for property $569,000. linden h1 IMBER-CONT TRAM5i5 )000
rooms Sceeed bdack porch -1. .: ainorane rc edon ., Homes i- J.: i i. .1 -. I r.:..u. .r-
Swith hot tub. 10X10 storage Thompson R2ql4 W drainage and from Ranchettiies.
500.. p i.n :i i .i.: Roof irrigation. ,$4 301 Pt LaBelle homesiles. C ii ."*.. I. i-r details.
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There's a new



play in town


"Seven Nuns in Las Vegas"
opens at Firehouse Theater
Come and see this show,
which features St. Joseph, seven
nuns, three dancing girls and
their escapades in Las Vegas.
The cast consists of many
experienced thespians and a few
newcomers. Directors Bill and
Jane Bruce, along with the cast,
'have been working overtime to
bring you a quality performance.
The show runs March 10-13 and
March 17-20 at The Firehouse


Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge
Street in LaBelle. Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday the curtain
rises at 7 p.m. Sunday perform-
ances are a 2 p.m. matinee.
Tickets are $10 in advance
(call 863-675-3066 and leave
your name, phone number, date
you wish to attend and the num-
ber of tickets you wish to
reserve) or $12 at the door. Mas-
ter Card and Visa are accepted
for you convenience.


itanr pnoto/ionna Meister
Pictured from left: Sister Rose (Pat Johnson), Sister Edna (Terri
Lazar), Sister Maria (Barbara Costa), Sister Felicitas (Mercedes
Mitchell Falu), Sister Frances (Judy Arnett), Sister Columbo
(Suzanne Hardy Hubbart) and Sister Anne (Sherry King).


LHS Honor Society welcomes new members


The LaBelle High School chap-
ter of National Honor Society
inducted 27 new members during
a candlelit ceremony on February
7th, 2005. The induction was held
in the auditorium of LHS. Family
and friends enjoyed a reception of
cake and punch following the cer-
emony. National Honor Society
inducts students who have
attended high school for at least
three semesters. They must have
taken an honors class and main-
tained a 3.5 GPA. They must also
have a willingness to serve their
school and community, be of
good character and demonstrate
leadership skills. The new
inductees are:
C310pl 1 Front from left: Tasha
Morrison, Jenny Milligan, Kourte-
nay Kelting, Tiffany Terrell and
Kaylynn Doll. Middle from left:
Kandice Atkins, Shayla Wilson,
Samantha Cash, Brogan Heisler,
Larissa Williams, Kaitlin Marotti,
Shandeya Thomas, Danielle
Kosh, Ashley Timpner, Kaci


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Monday & Wednesday Nights from 5 6


Courtesy photo


Front from left: Tasha Morrison, Jenny Milligan, Kourtenay Kelting, Tiffany Terrell and Kay-
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Larissa Williams, Kaitlin Marotti, Shandeya Thomas, Danielle Kosh, Ashley Timpner, Kaci
Ringler Back from left: Wes Crockett, Tyler Lewis, Connor McVey, Nick Proverb, Robert Hig-
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LaBelle, FL
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New Pastors
Mike 8 Arlene Carr
7438 N. River Rd. (Hwy 78)
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Staff photo/Patty Brant


Musical interlude
The LaBelle Middle School Chorus and Jazz Band, under
their new director, Amy Tovar, wowed the crowd in Bar-
ron Park.


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Belle Glade
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A k For Daniel Curtis Li, 4CC CO 598


Staff photo/Patty Brant


Good timers
Larry Woosley chums around with Ms. Nettie Pearl
Howard at the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival Old
Timers Dinner. Larry is a member of a LaBelle pioneer
family and Ms. Howard was honored as the person at the
dinner who had lived in LaBelle the longest. She was
born here in 1914.


Working
To het 1454 Madison Avenue
SYO Uf Carin okalee
ca Families Since 1977


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-') Staff photo/Donna Meister
Cowgirl fun
2005 Princess Rhonda Burton, left, and Miss LaBelle
SCF Amanda Pittman show off some of their cowgirl
moves before taking center stage to entertain the crowd.


Photo by Addison Austin


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The first ever Cabbage Paddle, sponsored by the Caloosa-
hatchee River Citizens Association, offered folks a chance
to check out the natural beauty that surrounds us.


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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 10, 2005


Cowboys show



improvement


By Roger Alexander

The Cowboys baseball team
dropped another game this
week, but despite the 8-2 final,
things looked a whole lot better
than their first outing of the sea-
son. "We played a lot better
and showed great improve-
ment. We were right in the
game until the fifth inning. We
just have to eliminate the costly
mistakes," Coach Dunbar said
of his young team.
On the bright side for the
team was the fact they pound-
ed out five extra base hits that
included a double and triple by
Blake Basquin, while Matt Bell,
Ryan Caudill and Chad Lutken-
haus all added doubles. Kyle


McClain also had a good night
with three hits all singles.
Basquin did a good job on
the mound as he went five
strong innings, giving up five
hits and five runs. Only two
were earned. He also struck out
four batters. He gave way to
Caleb Jordan, who finished the
game by giving up just three
hits and three unearned runs.
He struck out two batters.
"The boys have worked
hard and we will get better
each game. We just have to
learn to play with confidence
and not be afraid to make a
mistake," Dunbar said.
The Cowboys will travel to
Golden Gate and then go to
Bishop Verot on March 17.


Cowboys win first



powerlifting meet


The LaBelle Cowboys trav-
eled to Lemon Bay for their first
dual meet of the season. The
Cowboys won 6 of the 10 weight
classes in a 48-42 win. The Cow-
boys also had 5 second place fin-
ishes. The winners were: James
Holland (119), Keyendae
Browne (129), Angel Peqeno
(139), Blake Basquin (154) and
Matt Davidson (199). The sec-


ond place finishers were:
Thomas Bennett (129), Kyle
Davidson (154), Albert Williams
(169), Nathan Riberdy (219) and
J B Hull (238).
The Cowboys will have a
large Invitational on Friday,
March 18, at 4 p.m. in the gym
that will feature Avon Park,
Booker, Lemon Bay, Cardinal
Mooney and Lake Placid.


Sports Briefs


Register for
Lee County Archers
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at
the Nalle Grade County Park
Range in North Ft. Myers: Thurs-
day, March 17, at 7 p.m., month-
ly membership meeting and 20
Yard Target League. Sunday,
March 20, 3D targets and a sta-
tion N.F.A.A. field course. Sign
up 8-8:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 9
a.m. A $10 shooting fee applies.
On Sunday, April 3, at 9 a.m.- 900
Round Event. All skill levels are
welcome. Call President Ben
Brown at 239-369-6212 for fur-
ther details.

Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now being
evaluated for The Ten Star All
Star Summer Basketball Carnp.
The camp is by invitation only.
Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eli-
gible. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan,
Vince Carter, Jerry Stackbouse,
Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.


College Basketball Scholarships
are possible for players selected
to the All-American Team. For a
free brochure, call (704) 373-
0873 anytime.

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FWC in the news


On Thursday, Feb. 24, Florida
Wildlife Commission Lieutenant
Pam Thorn conducted a boating
safety and alligator awareness
presentation at an elementary
school in LaBelle, with approxi-
mately 50 children in attendance.
Lt. Thorn took a two-foot alligator
with her for display. Also, that
night, Lieutenant Thorn conduct-
ed another presentation at a local
Boy Scout troop meeting. The
presentation was about the roles


and responsibilities of a FWC Offi-
cer.
Saturday and Sunday, February
26 and 27, FWC officers partici-
pated in LaBelle's Annual Swamp
Cabbage Festival. Lt. Thorn drove
an FWC truck in the parade. Offi-
cers Jesse Lee and Scott Van
Buren assisted with the canoe
races that were held on the
Caloosahatchee River. Lt. Thorn
and Officer Scott Van Buren assist-
ed with the bass tournament.


Southeast Football Ieague play


Storm 20 -


Broward Raiders 14


This past weekend the Storm
(2-1) traveled to Pompano Beach
to face off against the Broward
Raiders (0-3). The first quarter was
scoreless for both teams. The
Storm attacked first with a 20-yard
run for a touchdown by Maurice
McClain (34) but the two-point
conversion failed. By the half the
Storm was up 6-0, until the defense
stepped up with an interception by
Brandon Battles (28) which he ran
back for a 60-yard touchdown. The
touchdown was capped off with a
run for two-points by Marcus
Mitchell (5) that put the Storm up
14-0.
In the third quarter the Raiders
tried to fight back by scoring on a
15-yard pass for a touchdown but
the extra point failed (14-6). The
Raider defense stepped up by
earning two-points with a safety
on a bad snap from the Storm to
the punter (14-8). Going into the
fourth quarter the Raiders tried to
pull off a comeback until Albert
Kelly (13) busted up the middle of


the field for a 45-yard touchdown
but the two-point conversion
failed (208). The Raiders fought
back by scoring on the kick-off
return; the extra point failed (20-
14). The Raiders tried an on-side
kick which was covered by Tom
Proctor (55). Marcus Mitchell (5)
ended the game by downing the
ball.
Game highlights: Albert Kelly
(13) 2 for 50 yards and one TD,
Maurice McClain (34) 5 for 48
yards, one TD and 5 tackles, Bran-
don Battles (28) one INT for a 60-
yard TD and 4 tackles. The defense
was lead by Dujaun McKinnon (9)
and Dedrick McClain (4) both
with 9 tackles. Patrick O'Bannon
had 7 tackles and Tom Proctor
(55) helped out with 6 tackles of
his own. The Storm (3-1) will face
off against the undefeated Orange
County Falcons (4-0) this week-
end at Davis Pratt Park Saturday at
7 p.m. Admission is $5. The Storm
is always looking for support -
hope to see you there!


Cowgirls beat Verot 5-0


By Roger Alexander

The Cowgirls softball team had
just one game this past week and
so if they were going to win they
were going to have to do it against
their archrivals Bishop Verot. Both
teams were throwing their best
pitchers for the game and whoever
came out on top would definitely
have the upper hand in the district
race.
For LaBelle their best would
have to be none other than Aman-
da Atun. She has been nothing
short of brilliant through all of last
year and the beginning of this year.
Her job was to hold the high-pow-
ered offense of Verot to a low roar.
She was more than up to the
task as she not only allowed no
runs, but she also pitched her first
no hitter of the season. She had
some help from the defense and
none was more-important than the
play shortstop Dani Blake made to
get an inning ending out.
Bases were loaded after a cou-
ple of Cowgirl errors. Verot looked
as if they might climb back into the


game until... Blake had a ball hit
sharply towards her. She dove for
the ball, made the throw to third for
the out while still on her back.
Offensively the Cowgirls were
led by the bat of Cori Ankney. And
not for the power hits either. Before
the game she went to Coach Mar-
roquin, and said she thought she
could get on base by bunting. He
gave her the green light and she
went out and placed two perfect
bunts that not only allowed her to
reach first safely, but also scored
runs. Heather Raulerson and Blake
also got into the action as they each
had a couple of hits while Atun
added a two-run double.
After the game Coach Marro-
quin was very happy and added,
"This game was a great win for us.
We played a very tough team and
came out ahead. We still have
some things to work on if we want
to reach our goal."
Things don't get any easier this
week as they play two away games
against district opponents. First,
they will travel to Immokalee and
then over to Naples on Friday for a
game at Golden Gate.


Chisholm takes first at Clewiston invitational


By Mel Greenleaf
On Friday afternoon, the
LaBelle High School boys and
girls track team traveled to
Clewiston High School for their
second meet of the 2005 track
season. This was the annual
Clewiston Invitational Track
meet that features some of the
best athletes from south Florida.
There were a total of six teams at
this meet:
It was a special night for Josh
Chisholm who took first place in
the 800-meter run. He set a per-
sonal best time in the mile run


while capturing fourth place, and
was a member of the 4 by 800
relay team that captured fourth
place. Other members of the
relay team consisted of Alex
Madrid, Freddie Martinez and
Matt McCulley. Jason Williams
was sixth in the 300-meter hurdle
run and was a member of the
fourth place 4 by 100 meter relay
team.
Other relay team members
include Matt Davidson, Gabriel
Punte and Jerrarhd Williams.
The final scorer for the LaBelle
boy's team was JB Hull who was
fourth in the discus.


The leading scorer for the LHS
girl's team was Chelsa
Causseaux, who, was third in the
discus and was a member of the
fourth place girl's 4 by 100 meter
relay team. Other members of
this relay team included Tiffany
Daley, Brooke Norris and Jania
Thompson. Brook was also
fourth in the 800-meter run and
was a member of the 4 by 800
meter relay team that took third
place.
Other third place members
included Alyssa Herrera, Sandy
Morrison and Missy Olivarez.
Also scoring points in this meet


were Isis DeHut, who was fifth in
the discus.
Suzi Greenleaf and Jordan
Ash both had personal best
throws in the discus event.
The LaBelle track team travels
to Moore Haven on Tuesday for a
three-team meet. Come out and
support the LaBelle track team
and do not forget to buy several
tickets to this weekends Junior
Class/Track Team Barbeque.
Dinners are served from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. this coming Sun-
day. See a member of the Junior
Class or the track team for your
tickets now.


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systemic and chronic diseases, especially dia-
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Since over 33 percent of people with dia-
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exam can be the only clue to detecting this
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and magnifies the blood vessels in your eyes. Changes to these blood
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Joanne Stein, Pete Palmer, Jim English and Debbie Klemmer
kick off the Mystery Diner Program!


Gulf Citrus Growers Associa-
tion and Flora and Ella's kick off
the Florida Department of Citrus
Mystery Diner with an Orange
Juice Breakfast hosted by Deb-
bie Klemmer, manager of Flora
and Ella's Restaurant. Pete
Palmer of the Florida Depart-
ment of Citrus came to explain
how the program works to area
citrus growers and allied trade
folks. This program will help
promote the consumption of
orange juice with "away-from-
home" eating!
The program will continue


for two months. Area citrus
folks, who will be mystery din-
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Patrick Smith's Florida: A Sense Of Place


By Barbara Oehlbeck
If you see this label on a DVD,
you might be inclined to think it's a
commercial production of some
sort featuring Patrick Smith. Be
assured it is not. This production is
a strong, yet gentle story by one of
Florida's favorite sons, a writer,
speaker and storyteller who speaks
with deep and devoted authority of
the Florida that "usta" be. A Sense
of Place is the real history of Florida.
This film shows Patrick Smith
speaking to all of us who love Flori-
da, all of Florida, from her northern-
most part in the Panhandle to the
Keys.
Old photographs that tell more
than words can say as he tells the
why and how he wrote his books
that have become classics. The
scenery throughout the film is out-
standing as is the music, most of it
original, composed by a Smith
grandson. And the original art in the
film is by a daughter-in-law. The
unusual aspect of this production is
that it all "fits" artistically, gently, yet
with quiet drama and a sense of
realness not easy to portray... the
sounds of the birds, their wing-
songs, waves and water. There is
nothing artificial, no gimmicks "of
the trade."
Patrick Smith has been nomi-
nated three times for the Pulitzer
Prize. His 1973 work, Forever
Island, has been published in 46
countries, in 1978 his Angel City


Favorite Florida author Patrick Smith's newest endeavor
brings Florida history to life in a very modern medium, the
DVD.


was produced as a CBS Movie of
the Week and has been aired
worldwide, and in 1984 his memo-
rable A Land Remembered has
been ranked Number One as Best
Florida Book. His lifetime work was
nominated for the 1985 Nobel Prize
for Literature and since then he has


received five additional nomina-
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In May 2002 Patrick Smith was
the recipient of the Florida Histori-
cal Society Fay Schweim Award as
the "Greatest Living Floridian." The
one-time-only award was estab-
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who has contributed the most to
Florida in recent history. He was
cited for the impact his novels have
made on Floridians, both natives
and newcomers to the state and for
the worldwide acclaim he has
received.
It may come as no surprise that
after a group viewed this DVD film
for the first time, remarks were
made almost unanimously that it is
unlike any other production in its
lack of quick clips, bites and flash-
ing lights that tend to destroy conti-
nuity of a subject. This is instead, an
intimate and personal journal of
Patrick Smith's life and work since
he first came to Florida.
Viewing Mr. Smith's A Sense of
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with him through Florida in the
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rare glimpse into the extraordinary
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and poignancy... a Florida that will
never be again.
Perhaps no one else could have
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Courtesy photo/Tina Wills


Fun after hours
The Afterschool program from LaBelle Middle School's
Builders Club went to Oakbrook Nursing Home on Valen-
tines Day to pass out handmade valentines to the resi-
dents. Pictured, front row: Jemeeka Stephens,
Dominique Coulson and Ricardo Alvarado. Middle:
Darcee Woodford, Alyssa Rivas, Melissa Mears, Maria
Huff and Kandy Dimas. Back: Anthony Arenivar, Edgar
Navarro and Pedro Alvarado.


Lisa Herrero
Realtor


Courtesy photo/Tina Wills


Teaching parents
21st Century Safe and Smart Futures afterschool pro-
gram, in conjuction with the LMS Title I program, had its
second parent night of the year. The parents came and
enjoyed a delicious dinner that was cooked by the cafe-
teria staff of LaBelle Middle School and students from
the afterschool program. The students worked hard in
their hairnets and plastic gloves to bring forth a spread
of fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, bis-
cuit and apple crisp. They also served the families of all
participants. After dinner activities started with parents
going to the classroom to get instruction in basic com-
puter skills, which is one of the requirements of the 21st
Century grant. The kids stayed in the cafeteria for sever-
al rounds of Bingo. The afterschool staff would like to
thank all who attended the dinner and the cafeteria staff
of LMS for the wonderful food.


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La Segunda reunion de la Coa-
licion del Maestro y Padre de LMS
se tendra el Martes, el 15 2005 de
Marzo de 7:30 a 8:30 de la tarde
en el cafeteria de LMS. Debbie
Davis principal presentara los
asuntos de information y direc-
cion levantaron en la primera
reunion tenida en Febrero. Sigu-
iente el actualiza a padres y los
maestros romperan en discu-
siones redondes de mesa en los
sujetos siguientes: las Oportu-
nidades Educativas, Comunica-
cion, el de hacer preguntas y
tomar parte en las soluciones del
hallazgo durante esta hora. Los
padres de ninos que pueden asis-
tir ano de nido de LMS son libre
de venir.

Fatalidad de trafico
Claudette A. Thickin de edad
19 y resident en Clewiston es la
victim numero 5 de las fatali-
dades de trafico ocurridas en el
Condado Hendry desde el
primero de enero 2005.Ella fue
transportada por via aerea al hos-
pilatl Lee Memorial y mas tarde
murio. Un pasajero de 7 semanas
que viajaba con ella de nombre
Larry Willingham y resident en
la misma direccjon de-la fallecida,
tambien fue transportado al hos-
pital en seria condition.
De acuerdo con el informed de
La patrulla de caminos, Claudette
estaba viajando en el carril este,


manejando un carro Dodge Neon
2000 en la calle 25 como a 7 mil-
las de Clewiston, ella estaba en su
linea cuando perdio el control del
carro y se desvio al zacate que
estaba en medio, luego continue
al este dando vueltas hasta que
finalmente se detuvo el carro.
En el 2004, 20 personas per-
sonas murieron en accidents de
trafico y las cifras de muertes en el
2005 estan aumentando dramati-
camente. Los patrulleros dicen
que muchos accidents fatales se
pueden prevenir, los motorists
deben manejar responsable-
mente especialmente si estan
poniendo vidas en peligro. Hay
muchas maneras de como los
motorists puden ayudar a pre-
venir accidents y asegurar las
carreteras.Maneje defensiva-
mente, observe los limits de
velocidad, siga las reglas de la car-
retera, no maneje desvelado y lo
mas important pongase el cin-
turon de seguridad.
Consejos de Seguridad: Salga
con buen tiempo hacia el lugar
donde piensa llegar, obedezca los
limits de velocidad, siempre use
cinturones y asientos de seguri-
dad para usted y los hijos, man-
tenga una distancia segura entire
los vhehiculos, obedezca las
reglas de transit, use sus luces de
dar vuelta, no consuma alcohol ni
drogas cuando maneje, maneje
en el carril derecho y para pasar
use el izquierdo,tome descansos
frecuentes si maneja distancias
largas o turnese con otro conduc-
tor para que usted no se canse,


mantenga su vehiculo en buena
condition especialmente las llan-
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con otros conductores y compar-
ta la carretera educadamente.

Reeleccion de Craichy
La Mayor de La Ciudad de La
Belle Sherri Craichy esta buscan-
do su reeleccion de nuevo a pesar
de los rumrores que han habido
diciendo que ella ya no quiere ser
Mayor.
La palabra que mas distingue
a Craichy es desarrollo y se puede
ver en cualquier parte, por eso
ella quiere seguir en el puesto
para que La Belle continue desar-
rollandose.
"Yo tengo much experiencia
de trabajar con el gobierno y
desarrolladores, este es un tiem-
po important en el que nece-
sitaremos trabajar duro y asi man-
tener todo lo que hemos
logrado", ella dijo.Durante su
estadia en La Ciudad como
Alcaldesa o Mayor particular-
mente ha logrado $10 millones en
partidas de dinero para proyectos
diferentes como el sistema de
agua, el estadio de futbol, La Casa
de Hendry, El Parque Barron, el
contrato de mas de 200 trabajos y
otros mas.
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sion de La Ciudad un total de 19


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ada de 1980 hasta 1987, fue electa
como Alcaldesa en 1993 y hasta la
fecha actual se mantiene en el
cargo.
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el desarrollo de La Belle y yo pien-
so que hemos trabajado duro
para ganarnos la confianza de ]a
gente." Ella comento.
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and Agricultural Exhibition
Small Animal Show was held on
Monday, March 14. Ms. Cindy
Kinard was the official poultry
judge with Nancy Allen and Jan
Kaye serving as the office rabbit
judges.
In the Rabbit Division: Cecilia
Gomez captured the Best in
Show trophy with her Mini Lop.
Britney Woosley exhibited the
Best Opposite with her Dwarf
rabbit.
Aisha Seymour received first
place in Senior Showmanship,
Fitting and Grooming Division
with Standard Rex rabbit. In the
Junior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming Division, Britney
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with Cecilia Gomez in second
place and Stephen Woolsey in
third place. Britney Arthur: 2
blue ribbons; Cecilia Gomez: 2
blue ribbons; Aishia Seymour: I
blue ribbon; Amatullah Sey-
mour: 1 red ribbon Britney
Woosley: 2 blue ribbons and 1
red ribbon; Stephen Woosley: I
blue ribbon;
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Edward Bebon captured the
Grand Champion trophy with
his White Crested Black Polish
hen with Stephen Woosley fol-
lowing with his White Faced
Spanish rooster receiving the
Reserve Champion trophy. Sier-
ra Raso took the achievement of
Grand Champion in the Bantam
category with her Black Breast-
ed Dutch rooster with Jana
Mansell showing her Patridge
Cochin in the Reserve Champi-
on spot. The Best of Show was
awarded to Sierra Raso with her
Black Breasted Dutch rooster


and the White Crested Black
Polish hen exhibited by Edward
Bebon won Best Opposite.
Edward Bebon: 2 blue ribbons;
2 red ribbons; Cecilia Gomez: 4
blue ribbons and 2 red ribbon;
Jolan Hull: 6 blue ribbons and 2
red ribbon; Chrissy Mansell: 2
blue ribbons; 1 red ribbon; Jana
Mansell: 2 blue ribbons; 3 red
ribbons; Priscilla Marante: I red
ribbon; Sierra Raso: 4 blue rib-
bons; Britney Woosley: 2 blue
ribbons; Stephen Woosley: 2
blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon;
Priscilla Marante took the Best
of Show Rosette with her Blue
Slate tom and Edward Bebon
with his Bronze turkey hen.
Edward Bebon: 1 blue ribbon;
Priscilla Marante: 2 blue rib-
bons; Stephen Woosley: -1 blue
ribbon; Exhibit Only 1 blue rib-
bon
. Waterfowl category, Priscilla
Marante captured the Best of.
Show rosette with her Khaki
Campbell female with her
Peking receiving the Best Oppo-
site rosette. Brittnay Arthur 1
red ribbon; Cecilia Gomez 1
blue ribbon; Priscilla Marante: 3
blue ribbons; Stephen Woosley:
1 blue ribbon and 2 red ribbons
Youth Livestock
swine show results
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the
4-H/FFA Market Swine Show
was sponsored by Diamond R
Fertilizer. The Championship.
Belt Buckles were sponsored by
Mr. Ralph Elver. The Swine
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The official judge of the
evening was Mr. Franke Hall of
Gainesville and Mr. Dale
McQuillen of Lake Placid served
as the Showmanship judge. The
hogs were judged on muscling,
size, design, productive type,
correctness of finish, and
expected carcass desirability.
The Grand Champion Swine
was shown by Pig Skin Classic 4-
H Club member Jacy Sealey.
Jacy's hog weighed 254 pounds.
The Pig Skin Classic 4-H Club is
led by Doreen Backes. Daniel
Kemp of the Hog Hustlers 4-H
Club exhibited the Reserve
Champion Hog which weighed
in at 259 pounds. Judy and Billy
Batton and Winn Tanner are the
club leaders of the Hog Hustlers
4-H Club.
After the placing of the swine
came the Showmanship catego-
ry. Showmanship is judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal
to its best advantage, as well as
the overall care and training of
the animal. The exhibitors are
judged on control, presentation
to the judge, awareness of the
judge, and knowledge of the
species. Planning, practicing,
and neat appearance will assist
the exhibitor in being success-
ful.
Senior Swine Showmanship
division: Ricky Kemp of the Hog
Hustlers 4-H Club took first
place receiving a belt buckle.
Jessica Bechtel of the Hogs R Us
4-H Club captured the second
place trophy with Stephanie
Pack of the Pig Skin Classic 4-H
Club taking the third place tro-
phy. Marsha Bechtel is the club
leader of the Hogs R Us 4-H
Club.
In the Junior Swine Show-
manship category: Jessie Mathis
captured the first place belt
buckle with Hogs R Us 4-H Club
member Jordan Carnes in sec-
ond place. Kindall Tindall took
the honor of third place. Kindall
and Jessie are members of the
Double H Livestock Club under
the leadership of Heidi Dana and
Colette Willis.

Raulerson raises
champion steer
The Market Steer Show,
sponsored by Triangle Chemical
Company, was held on Tuesday,
Feb. 15, at the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds. Mr. Ralph Elver spon-
Ssored the Championship Belt
Buckles. The -show consisted of
eight 4-H members and one FFA
member exhibiting their steers
ranging from 1000 pounds to
1345 pounds.
Mr. Pat Hogue of Okee-
chobee was the official judge for
the evening. The steers were
judged on muscling, correctness
of finish, balance, capacity, size,
as well as carcass desirability.
Wayne Raulerson captured
Grand Champion with his 1,208
pound steer. Receiving the
Reserve Champion award was
Nathan Pratt with his steer
weighing in at 1,193 pounds.
Kyle Davidson was awarded the
Hendry County Bred Grand
Champion Steer with James
Holland receiving the Hendry
County Bred Reserve Champion
Steer. The producer of Kyle's
calf was A. Duda & Sons, Inc,
and Alico, Inc, was the producer
of James' steer. In order to
achieve the honor of receiving
the Hendry County Bred Grand
and Reserve Champion Steer,
the steer had to be born in
Hendry County. Wayne, Kyle,
Nathan, and James are mem-
bers of the A-1 Steer 4-H Club
under the direction of Eileen
Raulerson.
After the placing of the steers
came the Showmanship catego-
ry. Showmanship is judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal


to its best advantage, as well as
the overall care and training of
the animal. The exhibitors are
judged on control, presentation
to the judge, awareness of the
judge, and knowledge of the
species. Planning, practicing,
and neat appearance will assist
the exhibitor in being success-
ful.
Winning the Senior Show-
manship buckle was James Hol-
land with Kyle Davidson in sec-
ond place followed by Erin
Zimmerly in third place. Erin is
also a member of the A-1 Steer
4-H Club. Elesa Zimmerly, A-1
Steer 4-H Club member, cap-
tured the Junior Showmanship
buckle with LaBelle Steer 4-H
Club member Steven Sodrel in
second place. Patricia McGill
provides the leadership for the
LaBelle Steer 4-H Club.

Udderly fun at the
dairy exhibition
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
Agricultural Exhibition Dairy
Goat Show was held on Thurs-
day, Feb. 17. The Dairy Goat
Show was sponsored by Mr.
Owen Luckey, Jr. The Champi-
onship Belt Buckles were spon-
sored by Mr. Ralph Elver. The
official judge for the evening
was Kim Kemp of Felda..
In the 1-3 year old division,
Meaghan Batton, Austin Allison,
Hannah Bectel, Windall Tindall,
and Zachary Tanner received
blue ribbons and a trophy. Han-
nah Bechtel was awarded the
Most Promising Showman
medallion. In the 4-6 year old
division, Alex Acree, Johnny
Bebon, Blake Crawford, Gabby
Horne, Skylar Bell, Tiffany Mer-
cer, Marshall Platt, and Kinzie
.Tindall captured blue ribbons
and a trophy. Blake Crawford
achieved the Most Promising
Medallion. In the 7-8 year old
division, James Bebon and
Tiffany Home received blue rib-
bons and a trophy. Receiving
the Most Promising Medallion
was James Bebon. The Most
Promising Medallions were
sponsored by the Southwest
Florida Dairy Goat Club.
Edward Bebon: 2 blue rib-
bons; Jessica Bechtel: 12 blue
ribbons, 4 Grand Champion
rosettes and 5 Reserve Champi-
on rosette; Cecilia Gomez: 2
blue ribbons; Jolan Hull: 1 blue
ribbon; Stephen Lee: 1 blue
ribbon and 1 Grand Champion
rosette; Chrissy Mansell: 1 blue
ribbon; Jana Mansell: 1 blue rib-
bon and 1 Grand Champion
rosette; Priscilla Marante: 2 blue
ribbons; Sierra Raso: 2 blue rib-
bons, 1 Grand Champion rosette
and Best of Show trophy; Brit-
ney Woosley: 3 blue ribbons
and 2 Reserve Champion
rosettes; Stephen Woosley: 4
blue ribbons;
The Best of Show trophy was
awarded to Sierra Raso with her
goat named Trixie. Trixie was
exhibited in the Milker, 3 years
and older category.
Junior Fitting and Grooming:
Sierra Raso placed first with Brit-
ney Woosley in second place
and third place Cassidy Willis. In
Showmanship, Sierra Raso cap-
tured the first place belt buckle
with Jana Mansell in second
place and Britney Woosley with
the third place trophy.
Jessica Bechtel captured the
first place belt buckle in the
Senior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming division.
Exhibitors who participated
in the Hendry County Fair Goat
Show were members of the Pio-
neer Dairy Goat 4-H Club and the
Udder Fun Dairy Goat 4-H Club.
After the conclusion of the
Dairy Goat Show, community
members were able to compete
to win LaBelle's Fast Goat Milk-
ing contest certificate. The win-
ner of the hilarious event was
Clerk of Court Barbara Butler.


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5PM, Sat. March 19 Call
for details: (800)257-
4161 Higgenbotham Auc-
tioneers
www.higgenbotham.com
ME Higgenbotham, CAI FL
Lic #AU305/AB158.



DACHSHUND- black and
tan, vicinity of Ft. Denaud.
(863)673-0770.


BLUE BAIT BAG
Between Harney Pond &
Okeechobee, Hwy 78
(863)467-0149.
BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female, vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
(863)697-8685.

CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634


LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.


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237 NE Lakeview Dr., Sebring, FL
Directly on the Shores of Lake Jackson!


*Parcel 1: 6,4716sf 2-Story Home
Professional Office Use Possible
*Parcel 2: 5,389tsf Lakefront Home
* Parcel 3: .39ac Lefront Tract
*Parcel 4: A2j; ac Lakefront Tract
* City Utilities Available
* Zoned R.,'Residential


Offered in 4 parcels ead as
a hole. Buy one pwacel
or the whole estate!
To besold absondtu to the tast amnd
highest slider, regardless. qfpritm


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Land & Grove 3 Tracts 443.90 Total Acres

Oulstanding Read Frontage!

Incredible Development TractsI

Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120.4 Acres
S1,60Nt( ft. frontage on State Road 70 Offered in 6 Parcels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5 Acres
2,977 ft. frontage on State Road 70 aOffered in 5 Parceb

Tract 3: "The Gould Block" 2301 Acres
Offered in 5 Parceh

11AM Saturday, March 26
Aicilon Sile: The American Legion. Placil Post 25,
1490HUS Hligwai27NoerI, Lake Placi. Ft
On Site Preview 1-5PH* Satrlrda. March 19


AUCTION
SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH @ 2:00 P.M.
Preview & Registration Times:
Sat., March 19th, 12:00 noon 3:00 pm
Sun., March 20th, 11:00 am 2: pm
ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES, HOUSEHOLD
ITEMS, FURNITURE & MORE.
LaBelle Auction Company
4A ,390 North Bridge Street c
LaBelle, FL 33935 &
863-675-6400
Auctioneer: Mark C. Schoenwald,
Certified Estate Specialist
AB 2171 AU 2930


LOST DOGS- both 1/ bull-
dog, 1/2 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-
MALE CAT blk. w/white feet.
Missing right eye. $200
REWARD (407)443-1836


BEAGLE- Papers, male,
neutered, housebrk,
Moved can not keep.
863)675-3896/517-0168.
DACHSHUND
mix 9wk 2-m
(863)763-6524
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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
single wide, good condition,
you must haul.
(863)673-2697
SEMI TRAILER- for storage,
you must move. Located
in Canal Point. (863)467-
1761.


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Main St. Piano, Bedroom
furn. TV, Stereo, Cabinet,
Book & misc. items.



LABELLE, Huge Sale. Sat
March 12th 8am-3pm
1590 Garden St between
Winn Dixie $& Cable TV.
Tools, Antiques & Variety.

Dig Sale
LaBelle Park
Sat. March 12th, 7a-?,
Corner of Frasier &
Hardee St., Signs posted.
Lg. Variety of Furn., H/H
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LaBelle, Sat. March 12th
8a-ip, 1644 Garden St.
Loads of misc. items.


LaBelle- Sat, IMar 12th,
8am- 2pm, 356 Clark
Street, Furniture, house-
hold items, dishes and
much more.



LABELLE YARD SALE
Sat 3/12 8am-? Corner of
Broward & Davis Street,
Everything must go no
reasonable offer refused!
MOVING SALE Sat &
Sun 3/12 & 3/13
8am-2pm 1190
Hendry Isles blvd.
Make a right on
Hendy Isles rd. Tools,
furniture, appl. toys,
g-cloths 4-t, baby
itpmQ 2. miqr


Port LaBelle, Sat 3/12, 8a-
3p, 4062 Rainbow Circle.
Signs posted. Large variety
of miscellaneous items.
See you there.
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PORT LABELLE MARINA-
Fri-Sat, Mar 11th-12th,
9am-4pm, 3 miles East of
LaBelle, off Hwy 80, signs
posted. Marine and
Household qoods.


VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
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Your vote on
July 19,2005
Keep
Mayor
Sherri
Craichy
Poitical Adverisemient Paid for
and Approved by Sherri Craichy,
Non Pa'risan, for Mayor of the
City of LaBelle

YARD & BAKE
SALE
LABELLE
Sat 3/12 9am-1pm 230
Nobles rd. (across the
bridge). Furniture,
clothing, household
items, & lots of misc.


SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.
Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
WANTED TO COMMUTE
Indiantown to Salerno &
US1 M-F Leave 7:15 Return
5:30 One or both ways.
Good pay Call Bruce
772-597-1121/812-3014

WM 67 ISO F Non smoker
likes dining & dancing
weekend get aways,
(863)763-2990


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
8800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.

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RESTED? Criminal De-
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BRIDGE TENDER
LaBelle Draw Bridge
FT/PT DFWP
(239)229-4772


Cool Travel Job!!! One
Month Paid Training! $500
Sign on Bonus Must be
free to travel & Start Today
(800)735-7462.

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-
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Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
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MW Regional, 0/0'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


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Exp. Semi Truck
Driver F/T,
must have CDL
Class A drivers
license
863-675-4844
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.


Employment
Full Tim e 20


$ GET PAID TO SHOP! $
Mystery. Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area, as seen on TV. Flexi-
ble hours, complete train-
ing. Internet access re-
quired. Call (800)398-
5791.

Gulf Coast Linen
Is currently seeking Class A
CDL Drivers. All interested
parties must apply in per-
son at 140 Agri Blvd., Im-
mokalee, Fl 34142. Posi-
tion includes full benefits.
For more information
please feel free to contact
our office at:
(239)657-5215
or fax 239-657-9493
between 8am-4pm
Help Wanted: Taxi Lobo,
Class D License, apply in
person, 70 Main St., La-
Belle.
Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT no exp
necessary $50 Cash hiring
bonus Guaranteed in writ-
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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.
302.

OFFICE/SECRETARY
40 hrs. week, Pay
based on experience.
Must be computer
literate with knowledge
of Microsoft office.
Email resume to
firstappraisal101
@earthlink.net
or fax to
(863)675-1005
Pero Farms needs a Ser-
vice/Mechanic, Devils
Garden area. Must have
own tools and a clean DL.
For info call 239-860-
0357.
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
TRACTOR/DOZER
OPERATOR
Will train, plus labor
(239)292-9913 LaBelle loc


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Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
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22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935



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22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


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FOR GREENTREE SOUTH APTS
Must have knowledge in basic
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HVAC. General carpentry.
Must be bondable.

Send resume to:
Greentree South Apts
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
Fax: (727) 447-2252
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SSenior Connections Hiring
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
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Medical center in LaBelle/Clewiston
seeks FT/PT, Doctors, PA, NP, RN,
LPN, MA, x-ray techs, diag. test
techs & receptionist. Fax resume to
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Benefits include:
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Fax: 863.675.0020 675-3344


Johnny's Loader Service, Inc.
239-707-6929 239-657-4746(Fax)


Driveways
Land Clearing
Fill Dirt
House Pads
Culverts
Citrus Tree Removal B
Box Blading
Dump Truck Work
Construction Clean-Up
Call for a FREE estimate!


EVERETT ANDERSON III




IRRIGATION CANAL CLEAN-UP
GOT DIRTY CANALS
GIVE ME A CALL

CELL' 863-673-1536
NEXTEL: 158*17*32491


HANDYMAN GLASS & MIRROR
CARPET CLEANING
GoL a jub tXO s i1," f\.' a Wontr t.or? Need glas,-
You tnie at and we can take tart of itl lr you!
PriuSrtS (le(tiaiig RenoTatioisw Repaini
Fix-ltjobs Mimrs & Shower Sliding Dior TilcAvinyl
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ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.


Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
SAlico, Inc. is an
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APPRAISAL POSITION
Experience preferred. Exp. with MS
Word & Excel. Full time with bene-
fits, located in LaBelle. Applications
available in LaBelle office. Position
open until filled.
Hendry County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1840
LaBelle, FL 33975-1840
863-675-5270
EOE/DFSFWP


Experienced Carpenters -
Wanted For
Important Restoration Project.
Rare Opportunity
To Break Away
From The Routine.
Interesting Work,
Great Conditions & Pay".
239-226-0500
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Hendry Correctional
Institution is now hiring:

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


TRUCKDRIVER NEEDED
with Class A license
Call Armando
(863)673-0244


WELDER NEEDED
Apply within: 90 Evans Rd.
LaBelle, FL or Call
(863)675-6683


RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient in sales & customer service
with attention to profitability.
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical dental,life, 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


STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. SEEKS:
l EXPERIENCED
ft IRON WORKERS & d
Sf SHOP WELDERS. d
Suucoast Industries of Florida
6133 Idlewild St., Fort Myers, FL
9p Call For Personal Interview
Iu 239-936-7887
Drug Test Required.


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Outpatient rehab seeks FT/PT
RPT, PTA- OTR, COTA, CRT,
aides, MW. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or email to
healthflorida(c earthlink.net

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BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
to 863-983-5116. r
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
TRUCK DRIVERS Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Yes, Krehling Industries Nationwide Company Now
is expanding, still Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
again. Truck Drivers ing Out Our Simple One
earn $34k to $45k Page Brochure! Free Post-
plus. Includes Com- age, Supplies! Awesome
prehensive Benefits. Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
Requires CDL B or A MATION, CALL NOW!!
license or permit. Po- (800)242-0363 Ext.
sitions are not sea- 3800.


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

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MEDICAL CENTER


Registered Nurses
*Ftl time Medl./Surg. 7aro,-pon or 7/pn-7arn, FI. RN
Lit., I yr expernttce preferred will train tew gire' e.
Most have BLS. $3,000 Sigl On iBonll
*Support RN tar alt fasg. areas FL. RN License wi at
least I yr experience in arv of oxperftise
-Full 7irn Socsl Service,/UR Case Miaag,r.FL RN
Lie., 5 yrs hospitals ext/ntl'Lta U h.S
LPN I a II
*FL I.LPN 1ic. & IV Cert., Proon'raror. in IV Tlhrapy
req. Full. Part 77're & Perdiersm tsitios Avaulublet
Home Health
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R* P !'frr ., 1 r ,j'ra H ^\. .11 M ./ Siurg or
O.R. Staff Nurse
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Respiratory Therapist
Pur O ci;.l cf r w P. tI ,/ ',' ,..fii or two
(2) -. ,. ... I ,. carC.
Dietary Cook
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ph r ..f.i.. 11., .' .. ; fi t jc s
Dietary Aide/Relief Cook
Exper.' -.. . I ., 1, ..,. I ,i r a
co... .. .. .. ., FT P .. .. ..,:tile.
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Pr.ogr ~m EducaT.ion Assistance
Phone: 863-90, 3079 or Fox resume to; 863-983-0805
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HOPE HOSPICE

RN's Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
AVAILABLE
Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weeker
Must have Florida RN License
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insuranc
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
(Fax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
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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: fmiobs@hcnetwork.orQ

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


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



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
(813)872-0722 or send
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N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
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Do you need help at home
caring for someone men-
tally disabled? Hospital &
home experience, refer-
ences. Call (863)675-
3409


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


Be&a Grae

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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
CarpetsRugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer 'Video 580
Crafts.. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,,
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6i8
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
ONRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


DISHWASHER-Frigidaire,
under the counter
almond, $45
(863)675-0104
DRYER Kenmore
good cond. $75
or best offer
(863)675-7105


4
MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088


MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
$45 (863)983-1848
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.

REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER
very nice, $80 incl
warranty & free delivery
863-675-8937


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.


SI IBuBi


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60
to 100 x 200. Example: 50
x 100 x 12 = $3.60 sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.


Building


DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
4514.
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
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WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749. r


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MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.
SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DR SUITE- solid wood, ta-
ble, 6 chairs, leaf, lighted
china cabinet, $600.
(863)697-1991.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.



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

LIVING RM SET
sofa, loveseat & chair
$400
(863)675-0512
LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.
QUEEN SIZE BED w/pillow
top mattress, box springs
& frame 2yrs. old $150
(863)675-6696
QU. Mattress/Foundation
Serta Perfect Sleeper, Very
Firm. used 12 times. Deal
@ $450 (863)673-2661


Gol albs
Eqipment


GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-948-3123
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.


Helh .edcn
Eqipmn 620I


EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.


Heat I I I nt
Su.p 6


FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)695-2724.


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CHECKERED RUG 5' x 8' Lt.
Blue Drk. Blue Tan like
new $35 (863)675-6696
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FLATWARE SET- Hampton,
New, 88pc, gold tone,
$60. (863)674-0098.


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


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Bait's Electronics Service, Inc.
PREFERRED AUTHORED NEXTEL REPRESENTATrE
NEXI EL 1-800-854-2929
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BELLE GLADE
Patrick
561-996-7687


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PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.


Pet Supies
Service 10


BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

JACK RUSSEL- 6 '/A mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
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.
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!'"
$375. (863)357-0037.


PE &


FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692


Streo


STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'.2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.


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CD's, AC/DC, Aerosmith,
collective soul Bush & oth-
ers, $5. (863)674-0928

Earn Degree Online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.
ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.
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.
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.


bu charger, starter.
(863)675-3466.


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


I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar, contact
(863)610-0965.
MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with FV
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306


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Agriculture



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


Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.




RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.
WHEEL BARREL, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848



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


RentalsI
RENT

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


Country Village, 1BR/1BA
Garage, $550 mo. plus
sec. Ref's req'd, no pets.
Margaret Barber
Real Estate
(863)675-5968
HOUSE 3BR & TRAILERS-
No Dogs, Lazy T Ranch,
(863)675-1614.

LaBelle- 3BR, 2BA, large
screen porch, CA, $750/
mo. (863)675-0104.



SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.



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.
inci tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. incl tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. inci tax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. incd tax 24 hr
access $25 returnable key
deposit. 863-675-2392


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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 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land -Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl1080

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5 ACERS +- w/DBL WIDE
'96 2 wells 3BR/2BA
30' front porch, Case Rd.
$189,000 863-843-0227
Alva Sale by Owner 3BR
2BA, 3 garage 1 Acre,
Pool, River Access
$399,000. 239-349-6138
HOUSE FORSALE
Country Village
(863)674-0741

HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm
KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.


ARGENTINA, Goose, Duck,.
Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon, Big
Game, Trout Fishing, Bo-
livia, Uruguay, Dove, Pi-
geon, Fishing. Best bang
for the $ in the world.. Sea-
son April-August 2005.
Weekdays (314)209-9800
Evenings (314)293-0610.


Grand Opening Land Sale!
FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.


ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2636 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.


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As.'%,wi. ".. D-in.hl H-.ffilid, .mdr. 'JUJl.ader,
Jan I r innr. Rudmn.i (".i"ro & l.Iril.d l)kh vis
wwwsoutdiw estfloridarealtygrotp.com

* $229,000 Reduced, Motiratedi Seller!- 3 3l)D2BA. IFrmerexoi
i a imal home Ca''r gai iiv' 2 ,'& 3 s
  • '; .ar &dcctric thriuiliiut. iindi, island ,ind imuih mori

    * Reduced! 019,900 iiD2BTA dotmblvid mobilk- homl e I at-
    ,.d d," : toi tilh c river.
    * $91,000 New il)l)2311 nuiimilc i.mc (n 1. l rc,
    * $89.900 Ncw 3BDt'2)l\ mbik lhom nt1i'ti .f I.'. amr.,
    * $79,900 310R21iA mli' hoil i kmc amiihsblin i alkil.'lc
    * $1,500,(000- 1ifde..'.. i- f Ppa(sleurk. in M)iiwc.
    * $1,025,600- 51+.' a'.'. s idul., lnis mflt e 'n'is in I',
    inIs, ow.r w1 (irit teid.
    * $675,000 24+. :n r', tu.iui'dl acr.lgc i ni 1 hlorse ui.nfrfv onily
    minite,'s Ini'im i.a!-,ilc.
    * $300,000-.19.83+i '. acrs itih nunce in, isxssili iiu.. Aiining
    19.82+/- ;:i rc also ailablk.
    * $225.000 lini.gay 29 S Frniiage. 225+.' a' re/imoned K;iM
    * $159,000 k Ifeoautilu *, .'. nkioode ltoE wih rcl -.
    * $44,900- lIi pm lrici aj each. UNDER CONTRACT
    * $35.000 1.254-,. a, re m ia.,i: l!le in .. '. .
    aib,. UNDER CONTRACT
    * $31,500 l-i ,- acre homsste. no more dciy hutle & bustle.
    * $30,000 1.25i e a.vailjhb in Mmsuiira. 'Miotning 10 :aail-
    akc. UNDER CONTRACT
    HOMfESITFS:
    * l'tlf Aiic+. wo',dkid ol in own. Closi to I ii $59,900.
    UNDER CONTRACT
    * $49,900 '0+- a re acreailabkl in L.high. UNDER CONTRACT
    * $40,000 Nice 25+ ace I i isto tiown.
    * $35,000 0 'k lot a'-iil, ilc l I. N i AlliM ,k'
    3 $30,000 ,.52". a'v Il i cin iaiiil in 1 v l Iity h bea'utiiil tlm s
    * <2q ,,li '... .2,+;- atr i t I af'nrt talk e,
    * $450,000 Dlive- hrm .tiim rti ornimi'r l ltith 239' of fri.ilanc
    on 29) S
    Slc IlBU lES'PA.,OI.


    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
    www.cherokeemountainr-
    ealty.com Call for Free
    Brochure (800)841-5868.

    COASTAL NORTH CAROLI-
    NA. Phase I sold out. Now
    offering new homesites in
    Phase II at Shine Landing,
    a gated waterfront com-
    munity. Be a proud owner
    in this upscale community
    with boating access to the
    Neuse River, Pamlico
    Sound and Atlantic Ocean,
    plus clubhouse, fitness
    center, tennis, swimming
    pool and private marina.
    Homesites as low as
    $29,900. Financing availa-
    ble. Coastal Marketing &
    Development Company,
    New Bern, NC (800)566-
    5263,
    www.shinelanding.com.
    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


    FREE LAND LIST- NC
    MOUNTAINS- Custom
    built log homes, river
    frontage and beautiful se-
    cluded land off Blue Ridge
    Parkway. Call now.
    (800)455-1981, ext. 133.


    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. 609. Sunset
    Bay, LLC.

    WE DO RENTALS! Southern
    Vermont's rental center.
    Mount Snow, West Dover,
    Vermont. By week/
    weekend/month or sea-
    son! Includes recreational/
    cultural activities. We offer
    hillside condos, town
    houses, chalets, (large/
    small homes.) Mountain
    Resort Rentals, P.O. BOX
    1804, West Dover, Ver-
    mont 05356.
    www.mountainresortrent-
    als.com, e-mail: rent-
    verm@sover.net.
    (888)336-1445, (802-
    64-1445).


    675 4550
    10 acres with
    approx. 600 ft. on
    Hwy 80W less than
    1 mile from city
    limits. $2,000,000.
    Large lot on cul-de-
    sac with nice oak
    trees in the city.
    $32,500
    Oak filled lots in
    the City. 3 to
    choose from.
    $29,500.



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


    Shoreside
    Realty &
    Mortgage, Inc.

    Our LaBelle Office is now open.
    Please stop by 50 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 andmany activ-
    ities. $219,900.
    Call us today the
    "Active Realtors"


    NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
    $24,900. Scenic region,
    views, canyons, trees,
    rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
    hunting, hiking, horses,
    great climate. Power, great
    access. 100% Financing.
    Call (877)822-LAND!


    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.


    Savor Breathtaking Moun-
    tain Views & Golf Living at
    Cherokee Valley, a premier
    mountain golf community
    set amid PB Dye designed
    18 hole course in Carolina
    Mtns. A sanctioned Golf
    Digest Teaching Facility
    too! Impeccable mtn view
    homesites from $59,900.
    Financing, Call (866)334-
    3253 x822
    www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
    om.


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    WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
    North Carolina Where
    there is: Cool Mountain
    Air, Views & Stream,
    Homes, Cabins &
    Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
    BROCHURE OF MOUN-
    TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
    (800)642-5333. Realty Of
    Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
    Murphy, N.C. 28906.
    www.realtyofmurphy.co-
    m.



    WATERFRONT PROPERTY
    Wanted in Taylor Creek or
    Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
    any cond. 772-370-6252



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


    Mobile Homes



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

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

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    Double Trailes y Sencias
    A un precio reasonable Llame
    para mas information
    863-675-8888
    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

    YELLOW STONE 30'
    Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
    $5800 (865)924-9228



    Recreation


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


    BOAT COVER
    Waterproof fits up to
    22' boat. $75
    (863)824-0455
    CANOE OLD TOWN
    very good shape
    w/paddles $375 firm
    (863)675-0210
    DECK BOAT, '92
    26ft, with trailer, $7000
    (863)675-4691

    FOR RENT Yearly boat
    dockage safe private & af-
    fordable located near the
    Ortona Lock off of the Ca-
    loosahatchee River
    (863)675-7080

    JOHN BOAT
    14' & trailer. $475.
    Call (863)675-6214
    after 6pm.


    JOHNSON OUTBOARD '76
    50HP w/controlls incl.
    runs,needs work $550 Neg
    (863)675-0705



    PONTOON'OAT, 20'- new
    trailer, new floor and
    carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
    Johnson motor, call for info.
    $4000. (863)674-1105.

    PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
    45hp, With trailer $5000.
    863-467-7136 or
    Cell 515-321-8338.
    STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
    w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
    ling, extras, cover, 2 new
    batt. $2000 863-824-0048


    NATION'S #1 SELLING RV
    BRANDS-Florida's Moto-
    rHome & Towable Head-
    quarters. Great Service-
    Fair Prices. Giant Recrea-
    tion World. *Melbourne-
    (800)700-1021.
    0rlarido- (800)654-8475
    *Daytona- (800)893-
    255255.
    www.grwrv.com.
    RIVERFRONT in Meadow
    Lark Campground, 35 ft
    trailer, 1'0x30 rm. addition,
    car port & shed. Boat dock-
    age avail. 863-675-3474

    WILDWOOD LITE 2000
    21ft, very good condition,
    $7000. (863)983-8602.




    AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
    Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
    and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
    (863)612-9891.
    BOAT TRAILER
    New wheel jack, New tires,
    carpet lift runners. $300.
    (863)357-4604.
    PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
    dle, 72-34. Good condi-
    tion. $350 (863)946-3857
    Lake Port.


    HONDA VT500 Ascot '84
    8,600 mis., garage kept.
    $1500 (863)674-0375



    Automobiles



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


    (2)COUGAR '87 1-run good
    needs little work 1-for
    parts $750 neg.
    (863)673-6266
    DODGE DIPLAMAT '87 4
    new tires, cold air, clear ti-
    tle $800 or best offer
    (863)675-3185
    FORD GRANADA '82,
    needs battery & tires.
    reliable. Clean title.
    $200. Firm (863)805-8789
    JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
    work, $500 or best offer.
    (863)467-6122.

    MERC TOPAZ '90, For
    parts only $500. or
    best offer. You haul.
    (863)983-4154.
    MERCURY GRAND
    MARQUE 90' 5.0
    loaded, runs good
    $700 (863)612-0877
    SATURN '93 runs needs
    work $1000 neg
    (863)673-6266


    I Pb ic o ice


    PUBLIC NOTICE

    Notice is hereby given that The Hendry County
    School Board's approved 2004-05 Student
    Progression Plan is available on-line at the fol-
    lowing internet address:

    Student Progression Plan
    http://www.hendry-
    schools.org/education/sctemp/
    646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
    04-05
    Student Progression P.pdf

    AIP Math Criteria Matrix
    http://hendry-
    schools.org/education/sctemp/
    646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
    AlP Math
    Criteria Matrix.pdf
    AlP Reading Criteria Matrix
    http://hendry-
    schools.org/education/sctemps/
    646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
    AlP Read
    Criteria Matrix.pdf

    Persons that do not have internet access can
    review this document at the Assistant Super-
    intendents' Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
    (Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor), La-
    elle, FL 33935
    557233 CB/CGS 3/10/05


    I Pat-Repa irs


    TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
    Under 50K mls. Exc. cond.
    Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
    $10,000. 863-675-1376
    TOYOTA CORONA
    '69, Runs,Needs some
    TLC. $500. Or best offer.
    (863)946-0992.
    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.


    WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
    Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
    Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
    lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
    Day 866-223-5440 John
    Eve. 215-947-1567



    CHEVY '83, % ton, Long
    bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
    38.5 tires. $5000.
    (863)634-0936.
    CHEVY BLAZER 79'
    engine needs work
    $900
    (863)673-2350
    CHEVY 810 1987 4x4 Ta-
    hoe. Runs but needs work.
    Topper incl. $600. (863)
    763-4032 or 763-7144.
    CHEVY SURBAN, 1982
    1 owner, good condition,
    $2,500.
    Call 863-675-4317.
    JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
    Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
    cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
    (863)467-4663/467-0169
    JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
    Camo paint job
    runs & looks good
    $1000.(863)673-0920


    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 New '05
    Dodge Ram, $100.
    (863)467-9077.

    CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt
    main, 4 barrel carburetor,
    runs good, $600.
    (863)675-1862


    ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
    new, 10 hsp, fits John
    Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
    $900. (863)692-2229.

    TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
    6 lugs, Michelan
    255/65/R17 $700
    863-357-4604.


    Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
    new V8 motor, trans, radi-
    ator, front end parts, tires,
    a/c, $2500 neg.
    (863)763-3679 aft 6.


    CHEVY PICKUP, '84, % ton,
    4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
    runs & works $1500.
    (863)675-1862

    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 F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
    4x4, new motor, transmis-
    sion & brakes, 800 watt
    stereo system, $3000
    neg.(863)763-3679


    FORD RANGER '95
    5spd. good cond. $2500
    (863)357-3413


    FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
    6 cyl. Runs good. Needs
    tires & battery. $750/best
    offer. 863-983-1865


    ESCALADE '02
    75K mi. Michelin Cross w/
    28,000 mi. left on tire war-
    ranty. Perfect
    maintenance record
    available $32,000
    (863)675-7309



    GAL. TRL. 19'
    single axle
    $650 neg
    (863)675-0705

    UTILITY TRAILER
    8ft long,
    $125
    (863)675-8760

    When doing those chores
    is doing you in, it's time
    look for a helper In the
    classified.


    Alico, Inc. retains Rubenstein


    Courtesy puoto
    4-H gets involved with Habitat
    Jessica Bechtel and other District 12 4-H members lent a
    hand Saturday, Jan. 8, to help Habitat for Humanity.
    Youth from Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties helped
    with the Habitat for Humanity in Immokalee. The kids laid
    sod, and then hammered hurricane strips in a new home
    under construction. They met several different soon to
    be new homeowners and lots of other volunteers. One
    family was just waiting to have their new home inspected
    before they moved in. Following a district meeting, the
    District 12 4-H council enjoyed lunch at Lozano's in
    Immokalee.


    Alico, Inc., (NASDAQ: ALCO)
    one of the South's best known
    agribusiness companies operat-
    ing in Central and Southwest
    Florida, and with approximately
    141,000 acres in real estate hold-
    ings, announced today that it has
    retained Rubenstein Investor
    Relations ("RIR") and The Victo-
    ry Group to manage the Compa-
    ny's Investor Relations and corpo-
    rate communications,
    respectively.
    Rubenstein IR will work with
    Alico to proactively expand share-
    holder communications through
    direct interaction with the invest-
    ment community. Rubenstein's
    duties include providing share-
    holders an information resource
    that outlines the Company's man-
    agement initiatives as Alico seeks
    to enhance shareholder value.
    Richard Rubenstein, president


    of RIR stated, "We look forward
    to working together with the Alico
    board and management team to
    convey the Alico story to the
    investment community."

    The Victory Group will com-
    plement the overall investor and
    public relations programs with
    strategic and messaging initiatives
    aimed at communicating Alico's
    corporate legacy and principles,
    its community and regional lead-
    ership, and the ongoing success
    of its business, agribusiness, and
    real estate ventures.

    "Alico is an American success
    story about persistence, vision
    and steadfastness in the face of a
    changing economy and a chang-
    ing world. We're very excited to
    be a part of sharing that story,"
    Adam Goodman, Victory Group
    President, said today.


    About Alico
    Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
    company operating in Central
    and Southwest Florida, owns
    approximately 141,000 acres of
    land located in Collier, Hendry,
    Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
    party is involved in various opera-
    tions and activities including cit-
    rus fruit production, cattle
    ranching, sugarcane, sod produc-
    tion, and forestry. The Company
    also leases land for farming, cattle
    grazing, recreation and oil explo-
    ration, and is increasingly
    involved in exploring real estate
    development in and beyond its
    holdings.
    About Rubenstein Investor
    Relations, Inc
    RIR is a boutique investor rela-
    tions firm staffed by Wall Street
    professionals. RIR specializes in
    introducing and positioning


    small-and mid cap companies to
    appropriate communities of
    investors. The Company focuses
    on facilitating and developing
    strong and lasting investment
    banking relations, building insti-
    tutional support, and improving
    'clients' overall investor relation's
    strategies.

    About Victory
    Group Inc.
    The Victory Group is.a full-
    service media, communications
    and imaging firm based in
    Tampa, Florida. The Company
    maintains one of the nation's best
    track records for shaping, moving
    and improving public opinion for
    corporations, associations, busi-
    ness coalitions, non-profits, pub-
    lic office holders, and political
    candidates.


    Gulf Citrus Country gala planned


    Tickets are now on sale for the
    Gulf Citrus Growers Association
    Country Gala to be held Saturday,
    April 9, at 6 p.m. at LaBelle Civic
    Center (Directly Behind City Hall).
    Guests will be treated to a
    steak dinner prepared by the
    Hendry County Cattlemen's Asso-


    ciation. There will also be a live
    auction, raffles and a $1,000
    grand cash prize drawing.
    Tickets are $100 per
    couple/admits two and can be
    purchased through the Gulf Citrus
    office at (863) 675-2180.
    Proceeds from the gala benefit

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    the community outreach and leg-
    islative efforts of the association
    on behalf of the citrus industry in
    Southwest Florida.
    The Gulf Citrus Growers Asso-
    ciation, established in 1986, is a
    trade association with 112 grower
    members representing nearly


    77,000 acres in Charlotte, Collier,
    Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
    GCGA addresses key issues of
    economic importance to the sus-
    tainable growth and development
    of the citrus industry of South-
    west Florida.


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