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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 17, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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At A Glance


Water issues: LaBelle takes lead


LaBelle makes headway with water/sewer plans


Garbage is
gold part II
Jim Daniels, Director of
Household Hazardous Waste
Depot will be the speaker Mon-
day, March, 21 at 7 p.m. at the
Hendry County Recreation
Building on 310 W. Cowboy
Way. Jim is also an advisor for
the Small Quantity Generators
(SQG). If you are a small busi-
ness owner and must file a
compliance form with the
Department of Environment
Protection (DEP) inspections,
Jim can help.
Public input needed
by mitigation group
The draft Hendy County
Local Mitigation Strategy has
been completed. The public is
invited to attend and provide
comments at the next meeting
of the Local Mitigation Strategy
Working Group, which is being
held on Monday, March 21, at
10:00 a.m. in the Commission
Chambers of the Hendy Coun-
ty Courthouse complex, 25
Hickpochee Ave. Any ques-
tions,.call the Hendry County
Office of Emergency Manage-
ment at (863) 675-5255 or
Marisa M. Barmby at (239) 338-
2550 ext 227.
Celebrate
Children's Week
Saturday, April 2, a Chil-
dren's Fair will be held at
LaBelle Elementary School
from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. There
will be children's activities, free
hearing and vision screenings.
There will be a fire truck,
canine unit and ambulance on
display for the kids as well. Chil-
dren's Week will be celebrated
throughout the state of Florida.
Chamber plans
annual giveaway
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce will be giving
away $10,000 in cash prizes at
its annual fundraiser set for Sat-
urday, 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!


Index
Classifieds ...... .B7-B9
Editorial ............. 4
Speak Out ........... 4
Social News .......... 5
S Sports .............. 9


by Patty Brant
. By now everyone from the
State of Florida to the guy on the
street realizes that growth is
headed this way and with a
vengeance. This little corner of
Southwest Florida will no
longer be protected by distance
from the coasts. Burgeoning
populations along both coasts
and skyrocketing land costs are
forcing people to move inland.


More people need more
resources, more space, more
infrastructure of every descrip-
tion.
So many people are coming
that, by 2030 conservative esti-
mates predict a population of
160,000, just in LaBelle's imme-
diate area and that figure only
includes the developments cur-
rently on the books.
None of the local communi-
ties have dealt with growth in


this scale before and the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) is trying to guide
local authorities and work
through the complications to
form a collaborate plan for the
variety of services that will be
needed.
With so much at stake, it's
crucial to get it right there will
be no "second chance." .When
dealing with issues like the con-
tinuing availability of good-'ual-


A Life of Service: Commissioner Taylor


Staff photo/Patty Brant
Tears of joy overwhelmed Janet Taylor as she real-
ized that it was her special night.


ity water, in order to "get it
right," regional bodies will have
to cooperate and coordinate
their plans.
The University of Florida's
Bureau of Economic and Busi-
ness Research (BEBR) set forth
the population estimates being
used as the standard by DCA.
According to BEBR Hendry's
population is at 39,300. Using
high range estimates, in ten
years Hendry's population is


expected to increase by 13,600;
and increase by another
136,900 people by 2030.
Although these numbers are
significantly lower than those
cited by local authorities, it is
clear that this area will sustain
unprecedented growth.
Historically, much of the
population in Hendry and
Glades counties has been
served by private wells and sep-
tic tanks. Central sewer facilities
See Water Page 2


Three file for



mayor's seat


Dr. Valiant took great pleasure in
surprising Janet Taylor with the
announcement that the auditorium
in the health department at Clewis-
ton will bear her name from now on.


Taylor's service acknowledged


By Patty Brant
A short ceremony preceded
the March 8 county commis-
sion business meeting, dedi-
cating the auditorium at the
health department in Clewis-
ton in honor of Commissioner
Janet Taylor. Commissioner
Taylor reacted with tears of dis-
belief and joy as she realized
what was happening and fami-
ly members filed into the room
with red roses for her.
Hendry County Director of
Public Health Dr. Martha
Valiant had the honor of mak-
ing the announcement. She
said she and Commissioner
Taylor go "way back" since she
has cared for four generations
of Ms. Taylor's family. She was
proud to announce this honor
for a "very special lady," saying
she has watched as Ms. Tay-
lor's sphere of influence grew
from Harlem to all of Clewis-
ton to all of Hendry County
and to the State of Florida. She
has been a supporter and
friend of public health during
all those years, Dr. Valiant said.
She noted Ms. Taylor's com-
munity spirit and tenacity by
explaining that getting funding


Dr. Valiant gives her friend Janet Taylor an affectionate
hug in honor of a special day for both of them.


for the LaBelle health dtpart-
ment was "easy" compared to
finally managing to get the
funding from Tallahassee for
the new Clewiston health
department building. Funding


had "dried up" and the project
was a success because of the
direct intervention and hard
work of both Ms. Taylor and
See Taylor- Page 2


By Patty Brant
City elections are set for Tues-
day, July 19. Sherri Craichy, who
has served as mayor for the past
12 years, has filed for reelection.
At this time she has two oppo-
nents. Randy Bengston and
Richard Williams have both filed
as candidates for mayor.
In addition to the mayor's
seat, commission seats held by
Paul Puletti and Bob Miller will
also be on the ballot.
Qualifying week is from
noon May 30 to noon June 3.
Books close for the city election
on June 20, to be eligible to vote.
Early voting begins July 5 Sun-
day, until the election.


Annexations
continue
Several properties annexed
into the City of LaBelle were
revisited at the March 10 city
commission meeting. They had
apparently not been advertised
properly last month and so were
voted on again by the commis-
sioners at their March 10 meet-
ing.
The site of a proposed Wal-
Mart, the Moore property, locat-
ed south of SR 80 across from
Grandma's Grove, retains its
transitional land use designation
See Elections Page 2


Art and music



fests on tap


The Fourth Annual Art and
Music Festival, sponsored by the
LaBelle Community Woman's
Club will be held Saturday,
March 19, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at the Captain Hendry House.
Area artists will be showing
and selling their works mixed
mediums, photography, china
painting, wood and paper, por-
traits.
The special event will be
enhanced by music, provided by
A Step Back. Hors d'oeuvers will
be provided by the LaBelle
Woman's Club and LaBelle
Gourmet Club. Proceeds from
the art sale- will benefit the
Woman's Club's annual scholar-
ship for a LaBelle High School
graduate. Donations will also be
appreciated. Any artist wishing
to exhibit, or if you just want
more information, please con-
tact Susan Moore at 675-6259 or
Lynne Campbell at 239-368-
8009.


Leading up to the larger com-
munity event, the artists of Aqua
Isles are preparing for a show on
Friday, March 18, from 1-3 p.m.
Although only Aqua Isles artists
will be featured at this showing,
the community is encouraged to
come out and enjoy these lovely
paintings that are for show and
also for sale.
Ella Smith is one of Aqua
Isles' perennial artists. She has
been teaching others to paint for
many years in her hometown of
Bloomington, IL, and 12 years at
Aqua Isles. She has introduced
many of the artists who will be
showing their works to painting.
Joe Alwardt is a novice oil
painter. His wife, Pat, has been
working in oil painting since
1958 and he finally decided to try
oils too. A retired machinist, he
has worked for years with met-
als. So, this show will also fea-
ture works by this husband and
wife team.


Sign up for boxing program!


Who to Contact

News ....... .675-2541
cbeditor@strato.net or
cbnewsrm@strato.net
Speak Out ... .675-4516
Advertising ... .675-2541
cbelle@strato.net
cbbarb@strato.net
Classified 1-877-353-2424
Circulation 1-877-353-2424


See Page 2 for information about
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By Donna Meister
Sign-ups for the "World Class
School of Boxing" amateur pro-
gram will be held the last two Sat-
urdays in March Saturday,
March 19 and 26 from 3-6 p.m. at
the Winn Dixie. Age groups are:
Junior division 8-16 and senior
division 17-34. Bouts are
matched according to weight
class.
There will be a $50 registra-
tion fee, which covers the first
month gym fee. An optional $37
fee per calendar year will be
required two weeks after the
starting date of April 30, 2005.
This optional $37 year USA Box-
ing fee also covers insurance and
is required only if you plan to
compete in sanctioned tourna-
ment bouts.
Hugo Vargas, owner of the
very successful World Class Bar-
ber Shop on south Main Street,
still has a passion for boxing-its
just in his blood: He knows he
won't compete again but would
love to pass his knowledge on to
others. He does not plan to make


an income from this endeavor it
is strictly a non-profit organiza-
tion. However he would like to
be able to cover expenses such
as rent and electric. Local spon-
sorship, of course, would be a
tremendous help.
Former pro fighters Hugo Var-
gas, his brother Jose, trainers
Vince Ross and Ed Rojas will be
on hand to teach the fundamen-
tals of boxing in a safe environ-
ment, with all the safety equip-
ment available. Vargas is sure
there will be great team atmos-
phere for the young athletes hav-
ing four experienced coaches
with two former pro fighters.
There will be lots of hard
work, sacrifice, conditioning and
self discipline. He firmly believes
that boxing has taught him a lot
about life. Vargas says, "I want to
be a role model to young kids, to
show them some direction." Var-
gas, father of four young children,
believes that kids starting young
can attain their goals, whether it
is to just get in great shape, learn
self-defense, compete locally,


regionally, nationally or even go
on to the Olympics.
For more info please call Var-
gas in the evenings at 675-1293 or
stop by the World Class Barber
Shop at 216 S. Main Street, Unit 3.
The gym will be located behind
the old Fussell Building at 720
South Main Street, Suite G. and
will be shared with the Ultimate
Explosion All-Star Cheerleader
group which uses the space in
the afternoons. Training, sparring
and boxing will be in the
evenings.
Come join LaBelle's new box-
ing team!
Evenings are dedicated entire-
ly to training, once the gym
opens its doors. Vargas plans on
having his own personal work-
outs in the mornings from 6 to 8
a.m. when he isn't doing road-
work, (running '5-7 miles). Open-
ing target date is April 30th. Any
World Class Gym member that
can make it will be welcome to
join him.


'Coturt syJito
Hugo Vargas won his first pro fssionar bout in the* ir un .
by a knockout. The match too~plac, in.downtown fty rs at
the Exhibition Hall in 200,YaWas. teevised on -the~, shine
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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 17,2005


Elections
Continued From Page 1
and also its agricultural zoning. A
comprehensive plan amendment
must be submitted to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs
and approved before zoning can
be changed. The Moore family
requested that the property be
annexed into the city because it is
adjacent to the Paul' property,
which was annexed into the city
several years ago and is to be devel-
oped by the Bonita Bay Group. Its
proximity will allow the Moore
property to be more readily provid-
ed with infrastructure.
The Garden Wall Properties at
SR 29 and Helms Road was also
revisited. This property will retain
its high density residential land use
designation and agricultural zon-
ing until the zoning is changed.
LaBelle Land Company annex-
ation, 830 S. Captain Hendry Drive,
retains its residential medium den-
sity land use designation and zon-
ing until the zoning is changed.
Several more small annexation
requests were granted, including
one to Brasington B. and Patricia A.
Beakley, on Live Oak Lane and
another owned by Robert Caignet
also on Live Oak Lane. The proper-
ty retains its residential medium
density land. use designation and
residential low density zoning.
Garbage rated
increase
Commissioners approved a
garbage rate increase. The new
rates will be $17.75 per month for
a family residence, apartment or


mobile home. Commercial rates
will be $8.25 per cubic yard, with a
minimum $25.93. The increase
was precipitated by an increase in
fuel rates and operating expenses.
In other business
Two exceptions were allowed
to the city's oak tree protection
ordinance. The LaBelle Kiwanis
Club was granted a special excep-
tion to remove oak trees to allow
additional construction on its prop-
erty on Bridge Street.
Larry White, Jr.'s request to
remove oaks from property at 484
Missouri Street was also approved.
The city is discussing the pur-
chase of property south of the Cap-
tain Hendry House, currently
owned by the Caloosa Baptist
Church. Apparently, the church is
ready to sell to another buyer.
Junk yard and auto sales
moratoriums were extended.
The city now owns the old
Jaycee Building on Jaycee/Lions
Blvd. Uses for the property are
being considered.
Approval was voted to permit
machine shops in Bl zoning.
The city is once again renego-
tiating its agreement with the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office for
law enforcement services. Since
2003, the city has had an agree-
ment with HCSO that provides two
deputies for use within the city lim-
its. Services, including salary and
benefits, vehicles and fuel was
$210,816,which the city paid to the
sheriff's office. Law enforcement
agreement has been handed over
to the attorneys for the City of
LaBelle and the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office to hash out.


Almanacs


Roast pork dinner at
Baptist Church
First Baptist Church LaBelle
will be having its annual pork
roast dinner Saturday, March 19,
from 4-6p.m. Tickets are $7 per
person to eat in or take out. Tick-
ets may be purchased by calling
Dee Hill at 675-7874 or Thelma
Deese at 675-1653. Proceeds from
this dinner will aid the youth mis-
sion trip to Jamaica planned for
this summer. The First Baptist
Church LaBelle is located at 330
North Main Street in LaBelle, FL
3393 5. For more information call
the church at 863-675-2171.
"Saving the Lost Won Soul at a
Time"
Breakfast
buffet at AL Post
The American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary Unit 130, will again host
an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet
on Sunday, March 20 from 8 until
11 a.m. The cost is $5.50 for adults
and $2.50 for children under 10
years of age. The Post is located
on Highway 80. Ya'll come now.
Easter events at Palm-
dale Baptist Church
Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
there will be a showing of the Mel
Gibson film, "Passion of the
Christ." Viewer discretion is
advised for children under 12. On
Saturday, March 26 there will be
an Easter egg hunt from 4 to 6
p.m. on the church grounds.
There will be prizes, hotdogs and
a whole lot of fun.
Sunday, March 27 at 6:30 a.m.
sunrise services followed by
breakfast. All are welcome.
Community
baby shower
The United Way, Child Care of
SWFL, Family Services Network


and the Women's Club will again
sponsor and host a community
baby shower. There will be fun,
food, door prizes and most
importantly, educational
resources. The baby shower takes
place on Thursday, March 24 from
10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the
LaBelle Women's Club on High-
way 80. Please RSVP to United
Way Family Resource Counselor
Valerie Thompson at 675-8383.
Soil and water district
schedules meeting
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District will hold its
regularly scheduled Board meet-
ing on Thursday, March 24, at 2
p.m. at the Dallas B. Townsend
AG Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd.
Baptist Easter
musical planned
The Adult choir of the First
Baptist Church of LaBelle will be
presenting its Easter Musical "God
With Us", Easter morning, Sun-
day, March 27, at 11 a.m.,The First
Baptist Church of LaBelle is locat-
ed at 330 North Main Street in
LaBelle. For further details you
may call the church at 675-2171.
Annual flywheelers
antique show set
The 19th Annual Florida Fly-
wheelers Antique Engine Show
will take place on Friday through
Sunday, April 1-3. Come out to the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds and see
antique engines, machinery and
tractors running and operating
like in the "good old days". This is
a history lesson in itself. Antique
tractor parades each day. Bring
the family and have fun with the
"old tired iron people". Carlson
Memorial United Methodist
church will be serving food start-
See Almanacs Page 3


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Taylor
Continued From Page 1
Assistant County Administrator
Judi Kennington-Korf in Talla-
hassee. Dr. Valiant, herself a
well-loved figure throughout the
county, said that the county
owes Ms. Taylor "a tremendous
debt of gratitude."
Dr. Valiant went on to say that
Ms. Taylor has often given credit
for her success to her grand-
mother, who taught her the
value of hard work.
A representative of US Rep.
Alcee Hastings read a proclama-
tion that would later be read into
the Congressional Record. It
noted that Ms. Taylor was the
,valedictorian of her class at
Harlem Academy and the first
woman officer on the Clewiston
Police Department. She earned a
degree in political science from
Palm Beach Community College
in 1986 and in 1994 was appoint-
ed to the Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners by
Governor Lawton Chiles. She is a
member of the Harlem Tenants
Association, Florida State Library
Council, Board of Florida Com-
munity Health Centers.
County seeks regional water'
plan
Hendry County continued to
advocate a regional approach to
western Hendry/Glades' current
and future water and waste-
water needs. The Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners
has sent a letter to the City of
LaBelle and Glades County Com-
mission with such a proposal.
The city has not been recep-
tive to a regional approach, pre-
ferring to retain control of its
own water utilities.
The county's plan for its west-
ern population would encom-
pass a service territory that
includes the city of LaBelle,
unincorporated Glades (Muse
area) and unincorporated
Hendry County west of CR 833
and north ofKeri Road.
According to the county's
vision, this authority would pur-
chase existing water and waste-


Water
Continued From Page 1
are located in LaBelle, Clewiston
and Port LaBelle. Water plants
are located in LaBelle, Clewis-
ton, Port LaBelle and the South
Shore Water Association distrib-
utes water to portions of the
unincorporated Hendry County.
Like it or not, Western
Hendry County is at the forefront
of population expansion. Plans
being implemented now will set
the standard for all that is to
come. In the past few years, the
City of LaBelle has already expe-
rienced rapid territorial growth.
From the addition of the Paul
property, which tripled the city's
area, a few years ago to recent
smaller annexations in the past
several weeks, the City of
LaBelle now encompasses some
8,258.89 acres up from just
2,257.52 acres.
To date, most of this growth
has been in size anticipating
the people who will be heading
inland from both coasts and
from the North.
With a state-of the-art
750,000 gallon per day waste-
water plant was completed sev-
eral years ago, the city is current-
ly extending sewer lines in


water facilities and would also
construct and extend service
throughout the design territory.
Any surplus revenue would be
returned to the government
responsible for that area where
the surplus was generated.
In other business
Ken Bennett was appoint-
ed Building Official to replace
Easton Burchard, who will retire
at the end of the month. Mr. Ben-
nett has served as Code Adminis-
trator.
The county will enter an
agreement which will provide
access for emergency personnel
to Montura and Pioneer Planta-
tion from Powerline Road
through two gates.
Director of the Hendry
County Tourist Development
Council Jeff Barwick
approached the commission
about reconsidering .a recre-
ational trail along the old rail-
road at Goodno. A previous fea-
sibility study suggested the most
viable section for such a trail
would be from Sears south.
The commission agreed to
schedule a public hearing to
acquaint adjacent landowners
with the proposal, which could
be incorporated into the Florida
Rails to Trails program. The sec-
tion would first have to be desig-
nated as a Greenwayy" to set the
stage for its transformation into
a recreational trail.
The commission is consid-
ering renewal contracts for the
assistant county administrator,
county engineer and public safe-
ty director. The contracts were
tabled till the April 12 meeting so
the board can consider salaries.
The commission's regular
meeting for March 22 has been
cancelled since three of the five
commissioners will be unable to
attend and there would be no
quorum to conduct business.
A workshop is being sched-
uled to consider parking prob-
lems at the courthouse. The
workshop will begin at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26, before the reg-
ular commission meeting in
LaBelle.


Law Offices of Robert L. Vaughn, P.A.



tw.


various parts of the city: most of
the business area is served, and
residential areas are being added
as funding can be secured.
At the same time, the city is
well into the planning of a new
water plant, which is expected
to come on line in about five
years. According to Superinten-
dent of Public Works Michael
Boyle, the city hopes to find
funding for a 2.5 million gallon
per day facility, but may have to
scale down. There are a lot of
variables in this planning
process and with growth an
unknown quantity, the city is tak-
ing it one step at a time.
Last year the City of LaBelle
adopted a new water and sewer
district that basically claims first
right to supply services to any-
one within five miles of the city
limits, with the exception of
where the city abuts Port
LaBelle. The county has taken
exception to the city's right to
claim a service area outside its
limits and the outcome remains
unclear.
However, the City of LaBelle
seems to be the government
entity that is furthest along in
planning for the water and
wastewater needs of the future.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 17, 2005


Judge orders hospital to turn over documents


The 20th Circuit Court served
legal notice March 10, that
Hendry Regional Medical Center
and Physical Therapy Dynamics,
Inc., show cause and explain to
the court why they refused to
comply with public records
requests for information on the
hospital's operations.
"Apparently the court agrees
with our premise that these
records should be available for
public review," said Robert Coker,
senior vice president, public
affairs. "If there is a reason that
the hospital is reluctant to dis-
close this information, particular-
ly regarding their dealings with
the therapy units and the sale of
property from the drug store, they
now will have to come clean."
U.S. Sugar's lawsuit was filed
after the administration of the
public hospital repeatedly refused


to provide the requested informa-
tion on its operations, including
documents related to its arrange-
ments with the privately owned
physical therapy services.
"It is a shame that we had to
file a lawsuit to get financial infor-
mation from our community hos-
pital. If everything is in good
order, the administration should
be willing and able to comply
with the law and make these pub-
lic records public," Mr. Coker said.
Mr. Coker is part of a blue-rib-
bon panel of local business lead-
ers that has been analyzing the
operations of the hospital after its
perilous financial standing was
brought to light with a 25 percent
raise in ad valorem taxes in order
to fund the increasing deficits of
the community hospital.
Terms of the summons require
the Hendry County Hospital


Authority and
Physical Therapy Dynamics,
Inc. to respond by April 15.
According to Chief Executive
Officer Craig Cudworth, from
Hendry County Regional Medical
Center, it is the hospital's position
they have complied with fully
with the Open Meetings Act.
"We believe we have already
complied with all of the require-
ments of the Open Meetings Act,"
he said. "We will proceed forth-
with, but we already provided
U.S. Sugar with over 5,000 pages
that they requested and have
spent many man-hours in doing
so."
Mr. Cudworth said the docu-
ments, which have been
requested by U.S. Sugar do not
fall under the Open Meetings
Act.
"It's our contention that those


documents being requested do
not fall under the Open Meetings
Act, so we believe it is either not
required, or we just don't have
that information," said Mr. Cud-
worth.
Mr. Coker said it would be a
mistake for the hospital to take
that position.
"The Writ issued by the judge
orders the hospital to provide
that data and if the hospital refus-
es to do it, then the citizens of
this county should be outraged,"
said Mr. Coker. "This is-a court
order and if they ignore it, then
they certainly have something to
hide."
The hospital maintains that
they have been fully open in
regards to providing U.S. Sugar
all documents requested and
even though the hospital did turn
over 5,000 pages of documents,


specified information was not
among them, forcing U.S. Sugar
to file the public information
lawsuit last week.
Apparently the 2oth Circuit
Court agreed with U.S. Sugar's
position that the requested infor-
mation is indeed public domain.
Mr. Cudworth did not say they


would outright refuse the court
order, only that their position dif-
fers from court's and that there
was a question as to whether that
requested information even exists.
The hospital has until April 15
to respond to the court's order to
turn over all requested docu-
ments.


Obituaries


Pasquale "Pat"
DiGirolamo
Pat DiGirolamo, age 96, of
Lehigh Acres, passed away March
7, 2005. He was born June 2,
1908, in Neshaminy, PA to
Francesco DiGirolamo and Marie
Rossi DiGirolamo. Pat lived in
Lehigh Acres the past four years
and was a former, longtime resi-
dent of Cape Coral.
Survivors include his wife:
Doris; children: Diane Steele of
Medford, OR, Anne Marie Ras-
mussen of LaBelle, Michael
DiGirolamo of Pembroke Pines
and Patrick DiGirolamo of Willow
Grove, PA; brothers: Lou DiGiro-
lamo Westmont, NJ and Dominic
DiGirolamo of Philadelphia, PA;
sisters: Rose Seneca of Tampa,
Julia DelGuerico of N. Palm
Beach, Josephine Devlin of
Philadelphia and Sister Mary Cos-
mos of W New York, NJ; grand-
children: Anita Dean, Kim Roe-
mer, Michelle Snyder and Kristen
Glass; great-grandchildren: Sean,
Victoria, Lara, Dorothy, Bern L.,
Derek, Derek L. and Peyton; and
great-great grandchildren: Justin
and Scott. He was preceded in
death by his brother, Tony DiGiro-
lamo and sister, Anne Dizio.
A Mass of Christian Burial took
place March 11, at St. Vincent
DePaul Church with Father David
Arle officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to St. Vin-
cent De Paul Church, 13031 Palm
Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33905.


Almanacs
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ing Friday at noon through Sun-
day a.m. including great bar-
beque. The admission and park-
ing is free. Friday is set-up day
with show in the p.m.,Saturday
show daylight until dark. Sunday
show, daylight until noon. There
will be a flea market and a fun
auction on Saturday evening.
Please call 239-229-2286 for fur-
ther details.

Dalmatian Youth
Troupe to meet
The Dalmatian Youth troupe is
once again meeting at the Fire-
house Theater, 241 N. Bridge
Street in LaBelle, on the first and
third Saturdays of each month.
Any aspiring actors or actresses
between the ages of 8 -15 that are
interested, come on down. For
fnore information, please call
Emily Allen at 675-3048.

Substitute
teacher class
LaBelle Adult School will be
offering a Sub Teacher Class that
will begin April 13. They will also
be taking registration for a Begin-
ning computer Class. Anyone
interested please call the LaBelle
Adult School for more informa-
tion at 674-4118. Don't forget to
ask about the Hendry County
Adult School Scholarship.


Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Ft.
Myers.
Perry C. Collins
Perry C. Collins, age 66, of
Immokalee was called to be with
the Lord on March 8, 2005. Mr.
Collins was born in Candler
County, GA on November 29,
1938. He served in the US Army.
Mr. Collins married his beloved
wife, Joyce, in Georgia on April
16, 1970. Before retiring, Mr.
Collins worked for the Collier
County Public School System as a
bus driver..
He is survived by his beloved
wife Joyce Collins; daughters:
Kimberly Dunnigan, Patricia
Wambles (Rodney) and Anna
Ripperdan (Robert); two sons:
Michael Williams and John
Palmer (Guadalupe). He leaves
14 grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by son, William Palmer.
The family received friends
March 12 at the First United
Methodist Church, Immokalee
with the funeral service at 10 a.m.
Pastor Peggy Benson officiating.
Burial was at Forrest Hills Ceme-
tery, Haines City, FL.
The family entrusted care to
Brister Funeral Home in
Immokalee.
Richard
Connally Dodson
Richard Connally Dodson, age
71, of Alva, passed away Feb. 24,


Foster Parents needed
Collier-The Children's Net-
work of Southwest Florida, the
community based care division of
Camelot Community Care, Inc. is
holding a an orientation on "How
to become -a Foster Parent/Adop-
tive Parent" on Wednesday,
March. 30, 2005, at the Depart-
ment of Children & Families, 215
N. Airport Pulling Road, Naples,
Florida at 7 p.m. Camelot Com-
munity Care, Inc. serves as the
lead agency to transition child
welfare services to the private sec-
tor in Collier, Lee, Charlotte,
Hendry and Glades counties.
Camelot Community Care, Inc.
has partnered with Family Preser-
vation Services, Lutheran Services
of Florida, and Ruth Cooper Cen-
ter for Behavioral Health Care and
the Florida Baptist Children's
Home to recruit more foster fami-
lies in our five county regions.
For those interested in becom-
ing a foster adoptive family,
please call 1-800-89family.

"Racing into Reading"
Learn the family's role in:
Reading Strategies, Taming the
Television Monster, Selecting
Books for Your Child, Helping
Your Child with Reading, How to
Build Better Readers, free lunch
and snacks, free materials, hand-
outs and door prizes
Parents and guardians of
school children who have special
needs or disabilities. Sponsored
by FDLRS Heartland.


2005, in LeHigh Acres. He was
born May 20, 1933, in Baltimore,
MD to Richard Christopher Dod-
son and Annie Cadell Dunn Dod-
son. He was a resident of Alva for
nine years and was a longtime
resident of Maryland. While living
in Alva, he worked for Hendry
County as a bridge tender.
Richard was a member of the
American Legion and Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his sons:
Richard J. Dodson of Alva and
John R. Dodson of North Port;
two grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Ella Louise
Dodson, in 2004.
Cremation Arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.

Lawrence Leslie Dees
Lawrence Leslie Dees, age 78,
of Winter Haven, passed away
March 12, 2005. He was born
April 6, 1926, in LaBelle to Isam
Dees and Bessie Evaline Platt
Dees.
Survivors include his wife:
Clara of Winter Haven; son:
Ernest Dees of Bartow; daughters:.
Angela Peterson of Okeechobee,
Darlene Keaton of Starke, Kather-
ine Barksdale and Janice Martin,
both of Tennessee, Kathryn
Desrosiers of Venice, Francis
Maria Crawford of Groveland and
Debra Bennett of Polk City;, step-
sons: Bennie Tucker of
Auburdale, Mike Tucker of Ocala
and Joel Tucker of Lakeland; sis-
ter: Jean Catherine Deese of


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 from
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
At the Lake Placid Conference
Center (map/directions available)
2665 Placid View Drive Lake
Placid, Florida
A Spanish translator or an
interpreter for the hearing-
impaired will be available upon
request at registration. If you have
questions, or to register, call: 863-
531-0444, Ext. 228 or Toll-free:
800-316-7057, Ext. 228.

Haircut fundraiser
All About You Salon -is spon-
soring a $5.00 hair cut fund-raiser
for LaBelle's
Southwest Florida All-star
Cheerleaders on March 19. The
$5.00 haircuts will be available
from 9a.m. till 12 p.m. There will
also be a huge yard sale with
many items to choose from. Our
cheerleaders will be there to sign
up anyone interested in joining
our year round cheer team for
next year. Don't miss out on all
the great deals on March 19 at All
About You Salon located on high-
way 80 across from Ace Hard-
ware.
PLB conserving water
Port LaBelle Unit #4 Eucalyptus
Village POA has received a SFWMD
grant for irrigation water conserva-
tion. If you live in Port LaBelle POA
Unit #4 and use Port LaBelle Utili-
ties water to irrigate, you may be
eligible for funding that helps con-
serve water. Call Susan at the POA
office at 675-4168 to get details.


Clewiston, 14 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and three
great-great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents,
sisters: Pearl Bradfield, Violet
Richards and Lena Gomez and
son: Wayne Dees.
Funeral services were March
15 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Rev. James
Garner officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the Ortona Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home LaBelle.

Gadson Dell Bryan
Gadson Dell Bryan, age 81, of
Clewiston, died Wednesday,
March 9, 2005, at Palm Terrace of
Clewiston.
He was a self-employed heavy
equipment operator in
Immokalee.
He is survived by his wife Ida
Belle Bryan; daughters: Louise
Bryan, LaBelle, Christine Jones,
Immokalee; sons: Jessie Bryan,
Naples, Alan Bryan, NC, Roger
Bryan, Ft. Myers, Lesley Bryan,
Lehigh Acres; sisters: Jewell, Opal
and Margaret. He also leaves 19
grandchildren and 30 great-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
brothers: Joe, Chester and Hamp;
and sisters: Cresen and Gladis.
Graveside funeral services
were held at the Baptist Cemetery
in Immokalee with Pastor Richard
Heers officiating.
Brister Funeral Home in
Immokalee was in charge of the
arrangements.


Sign up to cheer,
dance, tumble
Sign-ups for the new Ultimate
Explosion All Star cheerleading
group will be held every Saturday
in March from 11-2:30 p.m. at
Winn Dixie. Mr. Rob is back for
tumbling classes. Age groups
begin at 3-4 years all the way up to
an Open Division for those gradu-
ates 18 plus and up. Lowest fees
around with child friendly envi-
ronment and experienced coach-
es. (Not affiliated with the South-
west 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.


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Wilson is leaving First Bank of Clewiston

the State of Florida to be near her children


Serving The Lake Area Since 1980


and grandchildren in North Carolina. We will

miss her greatly but wish her the very best. Her

last day at work is Thursday, March 24th.


You arc i-nitcd to stop bIy on that dai

to bid her /lour best wishes also.


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First Banik of Clewiston LaIBelle Branch


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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 6754516 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.

Widow needs transportation
A local area widow has reached out to the community, hoping
for a miracle. She is a good, hardworking, Christian lady, who is in
dire need. She desperately needs a vehicle. Preferably, it would be
an economy size car or mini-van, in fairly good mechanical shape.
If you can help in this situation, please call Pastor Avery at 675-
0900 if you are able to help with this need.

Paying for trash pick-up
Are you tired of paying for trash pick-up for unoccupied
dwellings? Please come to the County Commissioners meeting at
the Hendry County Courthouse Commissioners Room on Tues-
day, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Don't take Caloosa Belles
To the few inconsiderate pet owners of LaBelle- I think you are
very rude and self centered to take the stack of new Caloosa Belle
newspapers to line your dog pens. There are many of us who
would enjoy reading the paper!


Volunteer to help Special


Unaware to most, there are
approximately 170 million people
with intellectual disabilities
worldwide, and more than 7 mil-
lion in the United States, many in
our own communities.
Through Special Olympics, we
serve over one million athletes
with intellectual disabilities in
more than 160 countries provid-
ing year-round sports training and
competition in 26 Olympic-type
summer and winter sports. Yet to
reach the millions who could
benefit from this program, we
need the help of many more vol-
unteers and contributors.
We see the abilities not the
limitations of people with intel-
lectual disabilities. This month,
Special Olympics Florida athletes
traveled to Nagano, Japan for the
2005 World Winter Games. The


It's your worLt
Get Involved


motto of the Games was "Let's
Celebrate Together," words that
Floridians seem to have already
embraced. Citizens everywhere
showed their support of these
extraordinary athletes by joining
forces with Publix Supermarkets
to raise over $1.1 million dollars
for Special Olympics Florida in the
month of January. This support
helps make Special Olympics a
reality for more people than ever
before.


are also clinical benefits. like
health and fitness and self-esteem
and greater social adjustment. But
at the end of the day, Special
Olympics is an environment
where people with intellectual
disabilities can be successful and
where parents can be proud of
their children. That's no small feat
given the amount of prejudice
and discrimination that most of
our athletes face on a day-to-day
basis.


While everyone can benefit By participating in Special
from sports, for our athletes there Olympics, people with intellectu-


Olympics
al disabilities have gained the self-
confidence and social skills to
succeed both on and off the play-
ing field: individuals once thought
burdens to society are proving
themselves productive citizens.
During "Mental Retardation
Awareness Month," if you would
like to support a movement that
celebrates differences and
embraces acceptance and under-
standing, call Special Olympics
Florida at 1-800-322-HERO (4376)
or visit us on the web at
www.sofl.org and volunteer
today. In addition, April is
"National Volunteerism Month,"
so get involved! Because with
your help, everyone wins. .
Monty Castevens
President/CEO
Special Olympics Florida


SFWMD continues land acquisitions


Tired of being broke and
stuck in an unhappy marriage, a
young husband decides to solve
both problems by taking out a
large insurance policy on his
wife, with himself as beneficiary
and arranging to have her killed.
A "friend of a friend" put him
in touch with a nefarious under-
world figure by the name of
"Artie." Artie explained to the
husband that his going price for
snuffing out a spouse was
$5,000.
The husband said he was
willing to pay that amount but
he wouldn't have any cash on
hand until he could collect his
wife's insurance money.
Artie insisted on being paid
something up front. The man
opened up his wallet, displaying
a single dollar bill that rested
inside.
Artie sighed, rolled his eyes,
and reluctantly agreed to accept
the dollar as down payment for
the dirty deed.
A few days later, Artie fol-
lowed the man's wife into the
local Safeway grocery store.


There he surprised her in the
produce department and pro-
ceeded to strangle her with his
gloved hands. As the poor
unsuspecting woman drew her
last breath and slumped to the
floor, the manager of the pro-
duce department stumbled onto
the scene.
Unwilling to leave any wit-
nesses behind, Artie had no
choice but to strangle the pro-
duce manager as well.
Unknown to Artie, the entire
proceedings was captured by
hidden cameras and observed
by the store's security guard,
who immediately called the
police.
Artie was caught and arrested
before he could leave the store.
Under intense questioning at
the police station, Artie revealed
the sordid plan, including his
financial arrangements with the
hapless husband. And that is
why the next day in the newspa-
per, the headlines declared:
"ARTIE CHOKES TWO FOR A
DOLLAR AT SAFEWAY"


Witch's Brew


By Pudge Lehman
I had arthroscopy on my knee
last week and breezed through
the recovery. My sister, Dawne,
came to take care of me but after
the first day I did so well I could
have been alone so we just
caught up on sister stuff. Almost
any leftover vegetable can be
added to scrambled eggs the next
day for breakfast or lunch. Left-
over corn can be added to leftover
pancake batter for fritters. Add
salt and pepper to taste and even
some shredded cheese if you like,
then fry. If you have several
recipes that call for a small
amount of lemon juice go ahead
and squeeze a lot of lemons and


freeze in ice
cube trays.
Then put. in a
freezer bag
and take out
a cube at a
time. For
some reason when I buy lemons I
use what is called for in my recipe
and then forget about the rest and
wind up throwing them out.
When a recipe calls for crumbled
bacon just cut it up with your
kitchen scissors before frying. It
cooks quicker and is easier to
crumble. Thought for the week: If
you want to see a cup runneth
over, let a toddler pour his own
milk.


Senior happenings


Free Services
to Help Elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices. (No coun-
selors will be available on Wed.,
March 16 due to state training)
*NEW* Medication assistance
through LEAPS is available
March 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm'
at Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven. Legal help from
Florida Rural Legal Services at
Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven on March 24 from
-9:30 am to 12:00 pm. (Must call
946-1821 to make appointment)

Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as roof
repair, debris removal, insur-
ance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of help
due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a spe-
cially trained outreach worker in
Clewiston on Mondays and
Tuesdays,(983-7088) and
LaBelle Wednesday through Fri-
day(675-1446.)

Upcoming
meetings and events
Family Cafegiver Support
Group meetings in March will
feature discussions with an


Alzheimer's disease specialist in
LaBelle and Moore Haven, and a
hospice care expert in Clewis-
ton. 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
9:30 a.m. Come and join this
lively group for better
health.*NEW* Garners come
every Monday to the L.J. Nobles
Senior Center starting at 1:00
p.m. for card playing, Scrabble
and what-have-you. All are wel-
come.
Trash to Treasures Indoor
Flea Market-All proceeds ben-
efit Faith in Action in LaBelle, so
stop by Nobles Senior Center
next to LaBelle airport Friday,
March 18, from 8 am 1 pm to
browse our goodies. Flea Mar-
ket is only open once a month,
so come and "get" while the
gettings' good."
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in
2005. Residents of any age
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks
of living can call Liz at 983-7088
or 675-1446 for more informa-
tion. Those with a desire to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering are encour-
aged to call the same phone
numbers for more information
on this wonderful volunteer pro-
gram benefiting residents in
Hendry/Glades Counties.


Governing Board approves
$20.5 million land purchase for
Indian River Lagoon reservoir,
natural storage area
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District Governing Board
today unanimously authorized
the acquisition of approximately
1,245 acres in St. Lucie County for
$20.5 million 14 percent less
than the appraised value for
two Indian River Lagoon South
Restoration Project components:
The land will be used in conjunc-
tion with other properties
acquired for construction of the
C-23/24 South Reservoir and the
Cypress Creek/Trail Ridge Natural
Storage and Water Quality Area.
"The District's steadfast com-


mitment to continue the momen-
tum to move forward with critical
land purchases for Everglades
restoration is demonstrated once
again in acquiring this property,"
said Governing Board Member
Lennart E. Lindahl. "I commend
our real estate staff and thank the
seller, Open Range Ranchettes,
for completing this significant
acquisition."
The Indian River Lagoon
South Restoration Project is part
of the $8 billion Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan, a
joint state-federal effort to restore
and revitalize the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem.
The C-23/24 South Reservoir
is one of four above-ground


reservoirs planned in Martin and
St. Lucie counties to capture
water from the C-23, C-24, C-25
and C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
canals. Collectively, these reser-
voirs will provide storage for bil-
lions of gallons of water, greatly
reducing the need to send large
volumes of fresh water caused by
stormwater runoff to the brack-
ish lagoon through the C-23, 24,
25 and 44 canals. The C-44 (St.
Lucie Canal) Reservoir is one of
the eight Everglades restoration
projects identified for accelerat-
ed construction under the Accel-
er8 program.
The Cypress Creek/Trail Ridge
Natural Storage and Water Quali-
ty Area will hold billions of gal-


Ions of water and will provide"
increased wetland and upland
habitat for wildlife.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the
southern half of the state 16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect
water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
tems and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.


Effort to determine future of forests


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced
today that his department is
launching a major planning proj-
ect to help shape the future of
forests in Florida.
"How are our forests going to
continue to provide the wood,
clean water, recreation and diver-
sity of wildlife 25 years from
now?" Bronson is asking. "And
what do we want them to look
like 25 years from now?"
As a result of development,
hurricanes, wildfires, insect and
disease outbreaks and the
demand for forestry products,


Florida's forests today comprise
only 14 million acres down from
more than 20 million acres in the
1930's. Officials estimate that the
figure will decline to 12 million
acres by the year 2030.
The planning effort that is get-
ting underway will focus on how
the state manages what are
inevitable changes rather than
merely reacting to those changes.
Division of Forestry (DOF) offi-
cials have already taken the first
step, assessing the present condi-
tions of forests in Florida, and the
public can review that assess-
ment by visiting DOF's website at
www.fl-dof.com.


The public is encouraged to
participate by attending one of a
series of six workshops that will
be held around the state later this
month to solicit opinions on the
future of forests in Florida The
dates, cities and locations are as
follows:
March 22 Milton Pensacola
Junior College, University of Flori-
da Bldg, Room 4902.
March 23 Tallahassee Eyster
Auditorium, Conner Bldg., 3125
Conner Blvd.
March 24 Lake City Colum-
bia County Extension Service, 164
SW Mary Ethel Lane.
March 29 Tavares Lake


County Ag/Horticulture Ext. Ser-
vice, 30205 State Road 19.
March 30 Palmetto- Manatee
County Ag Center/Fairgrounds,
Kendrick Auditorium, 1303 17th
St. West.
March 31 Lantana Lantana,
Recreation Center, 418 South
Dixie Highway
The regional workshops will
be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and
will be lead by a professional facil-
itator.
A draft plan on the future of
forests in Florida is expected to be
posted on the DOF website next
fall, and the public will be asked
to comment on it.


Survey: Don't ship alcohol to homes


TALLAHASSEE A poll of Flori-
da voters released today by
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research
shows that Floridians overwhelm-
ingly oppose proposals to allow
alcohol products to be shipped-
directly to homes in Florida.
There are now at least three
bills filed in the state Legislature
that would legalize currently pro-
hibited methods of shipping alco-
hol products, such as wine, direct-
ly to homes SB 906, SB 480 and
HB 975. The Florida Coalition to
Prevent Underage Drinking main-
tains that opening the door to
direct shipping will inevitably
make is easier for minors to order
beer, wine and liquor through
their computers and have it deliv-
ered to their homes, bypassing
Florida's system of alcohol con-
trol.
"Floridians clearly recognize
that shipping alcohol products
directly to homes is risky, no mat-
ter what type of alcohol product it


is," said John Fleming, a
spokesman for the Florida Coali-
tion to Prevent Underage Drink-
ing. "Out-of-state vendors are
already illicitly shipping alcohol
products directly to homes in
Florida, and minors are taking
advantage of this loophole to buy
alcohol. Legalizing direct shipping
makes the problem worse, not
better."
According to a summary of the
poll provided by Mason-Dixon, the
poll found that a strong majority of
Florida voters oppose allowing
beer, wine and liquor to be sold
directly to consumers over the
Internet or through the mail.
Statewide, 65 percent indicated
they would oppose such alcohol
sales, while only 22 percent were
in favor and 13 percent were
undecided.
A majority also opposed allow-
ing only wine to be sold over the
Internet. Statewide, 55 percent
were opposed to allowing the sale


of wine, 31 percent were in favor
and 14 percent were undecided.
When presented with argu-
ments from each side about the
issue, voter opposition held firm,
with 68 percent saying that the
sale and shipment of beer, wine
and liquor over the Internet or
through the mail directly to con-
sumers should not be allowed,
compared to only 24 percent who
said it should be allowed. -
A majority of Florida voters 57
percent also indicated they
would be" less likely" to vote for a
political leader who wants to
change state laws on alcohol sales
to make it legal for brewers,
wineries and distillers to ship beer,
wine and liquor directly to con-
sumers who place orders over the
Internet or by telephone.
The poll was conducted Febru-
ary 24-27, 2005, by Mason-Dixon
Polling & Research of Washing-
ton, D.C. A total of 625 registered
Florida voters were interviewed


statewide by telephone. All indi-
cated they voted regularly in state
elections. The margin for error is
plus or minus four percent.
The research was sponsored
by the Florida Coalition to Prevent
Underage Drinking- a group of
law enforcement agencies, clergy,
business leaders and community
groups. The Coalition is opposed
to proposals to legalize currently
prohibited shipments of alcohol
products such as wine directly to
homes in Florida because such
shipments would give minors eas-
ier access to alcohol products.
Mason-Dixon is an independ-
ent polling firm that conducts
voter surveys for news media, lob-
byists, interest groups, trade asso-
ciations and political action com-
mittees. Mason-Dixon is the
nation's most active state polling
organization, conducting copy-
righted public opinion polls for
news media organizations in all 50
states.


Thank you


Dear LaBelle
Community:
Country Oaks Elementary
would like to send out a big
"Thank You" to everyone that
helped with our fundraiser, "Cow-
adunga". Thank you to everyone
who helped sell tickets and to all
those that bought tickets. With a
very special "Thank you" to John-
son Engineering, who bought the
winning ticket and donated the


$1,000 prize money back to the
school. Thank you to all of the vol-
unteers, for all of your hard work.
Thank you to our generous com-
munity for making the 2 nd Annu-
al Cowadunga so successful.
Thank you to Tim Mudge and
Seth Howard for the use of the
portable cow pens. Thank you to
Jim McVay for driving the tractor
for the hayride.
Sincerely,
Country Oaks Elementary


Birthdays


March 18: Dennis Richard,
Wayne Howard, Annabelle
McDaniel, Gerri Owens, Kathy
Pittman, Bill Burdette, Christina
Murray, Ryan Russe, Betty Jean
Smith, Austin Lee Perez
March 19: Ellen Gray, Vickie
Howard, R.A. Townsend, Ida
Harn, Lawayne Rawls, Daryl
Edgar, Mary E. Cox, Jacob Bur-
chard, Paul Conyers, Myrtle John-
ston
March 20: Paul Langford,
Raleigh Sapp, Jason Dupree,
Alton Ireland, Clayton Taylor, Jr.,
Eugene Stevenson, Karen
Daniels, Tina Campbell, Linda
Tanis, Clyde Holland, Kimberly
Durno, Thomas Reynolds, Don-
nie Teston, Jr.
March 21: Robert Summerall,
Darrell Murray, Beatrice
McCullen, Edith Hall, Rusty Hill,


Michael Massey, Jimmy Doll,
Heather Gettamy, Jennifer Iler,
Julie Nauss, David S. Howard,
Casey Anderson, DeWayne Beard,
Sr.
March 22: Carol Winn, Sheila
Gray, Ricky Davis, Nancy
McCauslin, Beth Hendrickson,
Tiffany Howard
March 23: Glenda Walker, Pre-
ston Long, Jr., Juanita Bush, Jack
Hyatt, Matthew Winn, Sara
Catherine English, Kathy
Williams, Jeanette Burchard,
Annette N. King, John Bradley
Carter
March 24: Rosa Lee Hull, Sara
Willis, Laura Welsh, Charlotte
Durno, Don Lewis, Jr., Jennifer
Finks Davis, Lewis WatsOvon,
Jimmy Croley, Amy Ann Lucio,
Dale Conyers, Daniel S. Gonzalez


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Harvest of Sorrows


The Music Ministry of Carlson
Memorial United Methodist
Church on Campbell Street in
LaBelle will present a dramatic
musical candlelight service on
Good Friday, March 25, at 7:30
p.m. The presentation will fea-
ture the Chancel Choir, Carlson
Dance Team and the Youth Min-
istry. This musical will depict the
events of Holy Week up to the
crucifixion of Christ.
Composer Joseph Martin
explains it this way, "The tear-
washed road to the cross is a
necessary journey for all seekers
of grace. Each step brings clear-
er understanding of the depths
of God's redemptive passion for


his people.
Come and mourn a while and
reflect on the cost of redemption.
There is a great harvest of
truth to be gathered in the shad-
ows around Golgotha's barren
tree. Come and walk the winding
road to Calvary. Linger in the
upper room. Keep watch in
Gethsemane. Kneel at the cross
and nurture your heart with the
Savior's grace. See the fruits of
mercy and love draped in the
arms of a rugged cross."
The entire community is invit-
ed and a nursery will be provid-
ed. For further information, con-
tact the church office at
675-0656.


Staff photo/Donna Meister
Jennifer Griffin, Pastor of Music and Programming at Carlson
Memorial United Methodist Church plans a dramatic candle
light service for Good Friday on March 25 at 7:30 p.m.


Come see 'Seven Nuns in Las Vegas'


ST. PATRICK'S DAY
CORNED BEEF DINNER AT


By Jo Coombs
Seven nuns are missing. Saint
Genesius Convent should be in
South Bend, IN, but it isn't. Radio
personality George Green (Ron
Groves) keeps the airways hot
telling the news of their disappear-
ance. Sister Edna (Terri Lazar) and
Sister Rose (Pat Johnson) listen
diligently to the radio trying to fig-
ure out just where they are.
Sister Felicitas (Mercedes
Mitchell) seems to be the head nun
of the convent. The other nuns are
Sister Maria (Barbara Costas), Sis-
ter Anne (Sherry King) and Sister
Frances (Judy Arnett). Sister Anne
and Sister Frances have been sent
for food. They thumb a ride to a
market. They put a quarter in a
"coin change machine," but all it
gave them back was quarters. The
same thing happened with the


half-dollar machine.
What caused their disappear-
ance? Sister Columba (Suzanne
Hardee Hubbart), who has not
walked in four years, prayed to St.
Joseph to send her to a warmer cli-
mate for her bones. St. Joseph
talked to God and the convent was
moved two miles north of Las
Vegas.
Marcus Edelman (Jesse Cuel-
lo), owner of the Silver Dollar,
comes to the convent and tries to
buy it. When they tell him it is not
for sale, he says he has the option
on the land that it is sitting on.
Sister Columba is told to pray to
St. Joseph and get the convent sent
back to South Bend. But when she
prayed she wanted to enjoy the
warm weather more so she never
asked to have the convent moved.
She just tells the nuns that St.
Joseph said to help the people of


Las Vegas. To help with the work,
Father John O'Brien's (cameo
guest at this performance was
Henry Avery) car has a flat tire in
front of the convent.
Three of the Silver Dollar's
employees: Peaches (Rosey Delga-
do), Boots (Chelsey Ramos) and
Baby (Brianna Ramos) come to
see a nun and return later after
deciding they want to become
nuns.
Sr. Columba finally prays to St.
Joseph about moving the convent.
St. Joseph has God move the con-
vent back to South Bend. Two days
after its return, there is a visit from
Reverend Mother (Jane Bruce).
In this play, the Firehouse Cul-
tural Center is pleased to welcome
four new cast members who have
never graced its stage before: Jesse
Cuello, Rosey Delgado, Chelsey
Ramos and Brianna Ramos. Actu-


ally, there was also two other cast
members that have worked on
props, costumes, sets and other
Firehouse jobs, but have never per-
formed in a play. They are Terri
Lazar and Pat Johnson.
Don't miss this most entertain-
ing production.
This is the last week of perform-
ances, March 17-20 at The Fire-
house Cultural Center, located at
241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the
curtain opens at 7 p.m. Sunday per-
formance is a 2 p.m. matinee. Tick-
ets are $10 in advance (call 863-
675-3066 and leave your name,
phone number, date you wish to
attend and the number of tickets
you wish to reserve) or $12 at the
door. Master Card and Visa are
accepted for your convenience.


L.W Howard will speak at Easter service


As the first rays of the sun
pierce the morning sky in Barroni
Park on Sunday, March 27, at 6:30
a.m. a number of local pastors
will join together to celebrate the
resurrection of Jesus Christ Easter
Sunday morning. This year
LaBelle Evangelical Minister's
Association has selected Pastor
L.W Howard Community Harvest
Worship of LaBelle to be the
keynote speaker.

Almanac

"Blessed is the Man"
A men's conference with guest
speaker Evangelist Emerson Morris
will be hosted by the Freedom Fel-
lowship Ministries, 1301 Hwy 29N.
Friday, March 18, session will begin
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19,
sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and 1
p.m. A continental breakfast and
lunch will be provided.
Ortona plans
Easter Egg Hunt
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation sponsors its annual Easter
Egg Hunt Sunday, March 20, from
1-3 p.m. at Larry Luckey Indian
Mound Park on Hwy. 78. Children
of all ages are invited to the egg
hunt, games, prizes and snacks.
For information call 675-3807 or
demitchell@outfishin.us
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. Bring your camera!
Candy Bar Bingo on Thursday,
March 24, at 2 p.m. Bring one
candy bar in return for a bingo card
to play.
Ham and yam
dinner set


The First Christian Church at
Ford and Lee Street will host a ham
and yam dinner, including green
beans, drink and dessert for $6 on
Friday, March 18, from 5-8 p.m. Eat-
in or carry out.
Moose plan
Easter Egg Hunt
Moose Lodge #2398 and
WO.T.M. Chapter #1999 will host
an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday,
March 19. Sign-up at 8:45 a.m.;
start at 9 a.m. Fun, food and a visit
from the Easter Bunny for children
age 12 and under, accompanied by
an adult.



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Rev. L.W. Howard is the Home
Missions Director for the Pente-
costal Church of God and is one
of. the executive officers in the
Florida District. He and his wife
(Charlann) are fourth generation
residents in the LaBelle area. They
have three children and five
grandchildren.
In April 2005, Pastor Howard
will graduate from School of the
Bible Theological Seminary in


San Jacinto, CA, with his doctor-
ate degree in Christian Ministry
and Pastoral Counseling.
Other pastors sharing in the
service will be Pastor Frank
Deerey of First Baptist Church,
Pastor Alan Kelmereit of Good
Shepherd Episcopal Church read-
ing Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Associate
Pastor Jesse Kroll of Carlson
Memorial United Methodist
Church rendering a New Testa-


ment reading. Pastor William
Maddox of First Christian Church
will do the offering and Pastor
Clifford Avery of LaBelle Assem-
bly of God the benediction. Con-
gregational music will be led by
Associate Pastor Jeff Perry.
Everyone is welcome to this
special celebration in Barron
Park. For more information call
675-0900 or e-mail question to
labelleone@hotmail.com.


Herb Lawson celebrates century mark


By Donna Meister
Herbert Lawson was born on
February 15, 1905, in rural Hall
County, GA near Gainesville. He
was the first of
seven children
born at the
farm home of'
Minnie and ..
Normus Law-
son.
Education
was important
to his parents
and they Herb Lawson
encouraged all
the children to
strive and do well. All six of the liv-
ing siblings received college educa-
tions. Mr. Lawson attended Young
Harris College, Emory University,
Coyne Electrical School in Chicago,
Georgia Tech night classes and
completed correspondence cours-
es to become an engineer.
Mr. Lawson started his career
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers in Rosewell, GA in 1929
doing survey work. In the late
1930s Mr. Lawson was reassigned
to the Jacksonville office of the
Corps of Engineers and sent to
Clewiston for work assignments.
He worked briefly in Indiantown
where he bought his first car, a
Ford coupe for $75. He was very
proud of his car and traveled to
Okeechobee and Moore Haven
before moving to LaBelle to work
on the Caloosahatchee River proj-
ect.
It was during his first year in
LaBelle that he met Virginia Ryder,
daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. A.
Rider. The minister, Rev. Robert E.
Carlson, for whom the Methodist
Church on Campbell Street is
named and dedicated, performed
their wedding ceremony at the
home of her parents on April 8,
1933, at 8 a.m. A son, Frank, and
daughter, Janis (Davidson), were
born by 1938 and the Corps reas-
signed Mr. Lawson to Atlanta, GA,
where the family decided to move


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Mr. and Mrs. Lawson made
Jesus Christ and church fellowship
a priority in their lives and were
always active participants. Mr. Law-
son belonged to the Keystone Bible
Class in the Decatur Methodist
Church, where he was a song
leader and sang tenor in the chan-
cel choir. He was an officer from
time to time with the Decatur Lions
Club.
During his years of employ-
ment, starting in 1926 until his
retirement in 1970, Mr. Lawson's
career spanned times of depres-
sion, recession and war as well as
times of peace and prosperity. He
began at the bottom of the ladder
as a survey rodman, moving up
with promotions and reassign-
ments. That work included the
building and construction of
canals, levees, army military forts
and camps, air force bases, missile
launching sites, river dams, a
steam generator, fish hatcheries
and wildlife refuges. He spent
many hours traveling in and out of
11 southeastern states.
After retirement in 1970, Mr.
and Mrs. Lawson returned to
LaBelle and made their home with
her mother who was in failing
health. They eventually built a
house on the river and were able to
sit on their back porch and enjoy
the beauty of the Caloosahachee
River the main reason that his
job with the U.S. Corps of Engi-
neers initially brought them to
LaBelle.
Mr. Lawson lost his beloved
wife Virginia after 61 years of mar-
riage. He has continued to live
independently in their home.
Mr. Lawson has always loved
the outdoors and all the beauty that
it offers, including the river, trees,
wildflowers, birds and wildlife. He
and his family enjoyed many pic-
nics, camping trips and vacations
in the mountains of Georgia and
North Carolina and spent time at
Fort Myers Beach. He has enjoyed


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fishing, hunting, tennis and watch-
ing football and golf on television
during the different seasons of his
life.
A reception was held at the
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
celebrating the life of Herbert Law-
son. Over 100 family members and
friends came from all over the
country to honor Mr. Lawson. Out
of town guests included his brother
and wife, Carl and Ginny Lawson,
sister and husband Herb and Bon-
nell Valentine of Gainesville, GA,
son and wife Frank and Holly Law-
son of Sun Valley Idaho, grandson
and wife Scott and Jennifer Law-
son of Oak Harbor, WA, grandson
Jeff Lawson of Coupeville, WA and
FL family and friends from Mel-
bourne, Arcadia, Lehigh, Ft. Myers
and Clewiston. Linda Ryder and
the "Singing Valentines" provided a
surprise treat from the Spirit of the
Gulf Chorus, who sang several
songs for Mr. Lawson and led
everyone in singing "Happy Birth-
day."
On the occasion of his 90th
birthday he told his daughter Janis
that his goal was to reach 105 years
of age. Looks like he might just
make it!


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you stay healthy or help
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On our medical staff at
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238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews .ic. Real Estaie Brokei
Associates: Dwight lHatfield, Sandia
S F',l Alexander, James Tanner, Roxana
outi'vewCt r7 f a Cisneros & Linda Dekle Davis
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irrigation. There is a 2BR/1BA block home that needs a sneo. Seller v., ij". i52 500. c-r.re r -sn,. Roof rri.datgr $S487,320
Ti..i .C Ti, -.ale-.:li rpa, frr pic.f r $569.000. q LrD4.:.d' ; ..r ,' ,r 1 $134,900. 20 3Lr. o' Old Flnrd.u Lirdj H-avly wooded ith
., r. d .e' ,', A .i.I.. a' r' i P 6 IE-. ,abi,, r.f'i c 1 in h:,;q:.-' ., i...d. ;,,: th, re ,Ji ;'BF'I&- plui den many varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the ,
an oak hammock is the perfect spot for campfires..Jacks and screened r 0 o backyardd. New southeast comer. Some lower lying areas are wet during
Branch Creek runs along the northwest comer of the AClheat. roG, solid surface the rainy season but plenty of room to build a house and
-. -' property along with several other ponds. Property is tub walls $115 000 -rloy natures tceaury S285,000
O eAcompletely fenced with palmettos and pines throughout 20 acri -n I.luse '3f rEA pairur 13rt,. lcriocs srd :OSU
$500 000 fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
WE ,.-E.',.:al "BP den, B- rne ti.- r .-, t7 3BR!2BA log cabin manufactured home on 6-q- acres for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures pri-
acres. Oak adorned yard is completely irrigated. 10 ceil- that is fenc- .iT llnclude built-in v.1: wir. 4 q3tes allows fo' eay a;rce5 S285.000
ings. plantation shutters, security system, wood laminate entertainme ngardn tub. This is the perfect 5. acres ori .rgr Tral Rd in Mu Privacy & Iran-
floonring, crown molding ~ W could go on rvtr ,:, a i p,;.are3d $212.500 quility for your dream home. House pad in place.
and on. La, your own pri- -. j_,.t o,, .I ,li n u-., i,,p, Rdod $150,000.
vate pond. 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the Buyer n.. -I R C:. NT,. '" Hie ,- on High and d5' acres Muse. Fence on des an
back of the property is any man's dream. This elegant 5+/- acre T 00 gated. Culvert to be in soon. Copy of survey on file.
home is class throughout! This one will not last long. Conve -.u ic'.'.-r, -B c'- .1.itun ,ff.e tdr.;-.i large $145,000 .... .
. $410,000. family room, hot tubon screen porch, carport, complete- 5 +-,aresof wooded land ''ar, ici in
DONNA KANE LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER 180 I Bridgc S' I \ B C FC, I r-,.l : e8-.er. iBre ti k- : .n-, ,.:u'i r.. this ly fenced with paved citulardriveway, metal roof, secu- Pioneer Plant lnd out or man-
ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold 3BFR2BA frame home and double-wide mobile home rity system. gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and ufactured home. $105,000,
Share Weckwerth Jennifer Oswald 863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762 Situated on 5 beautiful acres with RG3M zoning, located :, i fr. f$145,000. Wood res in ismier anB ve rod
S.,,,, 1 w .heritagelandco.com south of LaBelle near the future site for the Education pv ;, .:,,', [, -.,l,,,T.l ol. i.5:,, Ticluaes Property is d well (needs
Denise Walker Beverly Curtis rit ,' t "-.m Center of SWFL To invest in the right direction. Call whirlpool tub & flat top stove 12x24 shed w. garage ,pump) & is rur home or MH 5000
Patty Walker Dawn Made Morton '- MAS Se Habla Espaiol today! $400,000. door stayF &''lt ts v sIng S92 900 5 acge9isr onrhe i
........ ...." ..... All 3 I &. S aie_ ,':,,-,,,:rev bI,:,,L :. ,iuu -.,-, F.l .' : ',:,' n ..r, a l iflt "I' Hl a td' tiv' a inIedf and
__l____._ _b_ ile oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint, with office. Fireplace on 1st & 2nd floor. 1/2 bath has split floor DEJ Gi .N. d' a thuildings. 23rd Street oil:'$"
A TEl, quie property aMso canbedivided foranadditional build- plumbing in wall for a full bath. Wet bar &refrigerator on Mustsee 584 3u. e 9nNi'ii,:nri3. -r rom" ,K4 ur "',',houi PFt
Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with pri- ing H- '. r -l 'ildingandhottub. 3rd floor Storageis plenful and w pinned through .t.l .. .'. r iC7 a-. Be.ng Denaud road priced at $85,000 per acre owners will not
vate gated entry on Ft. Denaud Rd 6,361 sq. ft of qual. Lam. :,- r-.. n,:' 3a .:, system. Don't let out the home. Bautful oaks adom this comer lot ,.,, I." |
Ity in this 3BR/2.5BA home. Home has 10 ft. -:ci,.S -. ,". '.' $410,000. $370,000. ...'C:-, .' '-.- 'i fn- 'C T. :i '1 '6lr -- tfr.,,T r',,-I i "jgt-t .:lI -- .-iun. i
split floor plan. French doors, solid surface countertops, ri,.. .:.,' Bf si 6ilor'" ,,.s.. on Laureaks -' 'r.a'" aail erooflops Oiis opa 'g-, t.e ... !
custom cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, boat dock canal with river access. Built to Dade County Codes with cous 3BR/2BA home. Oversized lot adjoins oak-filled i -. '.*i,-1 ere in'.at,',e is
w/ift, 3 carAiC garage with car lift, 6 car carport, French cathedral ceilings; tile, carpet and upgraded appliances qrreenti $209,000. J'. ._ T,-_ |] I.i .r' 'n'r --~,3 rse areI
doors openonto large lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled Owner financing possible or trade for hurricane dam- .-ihnicr.i .' n.,',e .;,.-" -'r..' 'i "E. g weho se o. 4 85, arrs ocated in LeHigh Acres w,,..te .' i 500 i
acreiw 1.. rf eet of ',:' rfrort,-,.. $1.600 000 aged prop-. .v. ..: o... r s350 000. has updated kitchen. Florida room and fenced in yard Largewarehousen8l.5 acres located inLeHighAcreseice. ue ,.561.5m0
F: D',-ul R, u,- ....,r,-,, r.C,-'i'~e n ,,,n.e ?:,-uo~ff~l of Plenty of storage space and abudant fruit trees. with "-real.potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electriservicein@I#".,m. .. -
river frte Thorough remodeling has m e this $170 with 3 phase pump is in place. Six loading 2 .r r .,a ._. -
tures include solid surface countertops. cabin nets, appli -acres with some spoil easement which can be removed tile carpet with walkn closet in master bath and an i." i H
ances, tile and carpet, large patio to relax and enjoy the 's,400000. .. .. 1a -e,, a:,e ,rou .,'i.',,u' ,|.-.r.T $169,B900. 1ifr 'imta ,, e,5 t, ... 6 a'b' mr ,i,_ _. _.MT T ....-
river views, new sod, irrigation system, driveway and 51 ,- .. n. r .. -. r,.',,, '-,r -14. ,. 2I r,.. o, .. aCre .1,- nt.:,.. ,I ,*6 BE : -',j fr,. onta e.......... ............. -
boat dock. 799,500. allowsfor impressiveviewsof the intra coastal waterway Guest House is 2BRi1BA frame house.'Main house has
SOa aifreesgrace tvies w. acre loan haER E...c- r -,-re C r in,, i,.., i .'.- $ 950.000 handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet Indian Hitls SoNr5,000o.
with a beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River ... p .. on floors. $165,000. Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft on State Road H il snearg ocs
Privacy and Peace at its best. Enjoy the sunsets over the C ioosahatchee Drive. Th homesite is ready for yor tl ,i.lc-r Fr ter= I; .. 3EP E..i, ir, LuI 80 Future land use -Commercial 5 acre. r 650,000. fr, Ra
water on your back screened patio. Wood. tile and car le h $395t000 offDerEl...- TBIl i .r, ..,, : with over .. d i ... ,i h ee. S .- P LaB, er,, e(orod.
pet flooring.. Wonderfulkitchen for entertaining, planta- pas ,ar n -.... $395, Washington00 f has 2 wells &
tion shutters, indoor utility room, large private boat dock 14X24 screened lanai plus an above ground pool Only irrigation. TWOeA.. AMoc ome that needs a &If ill V.1
with lift. Community clubhouse includes pool. boat ramp $149,900, little TLC. T -ie si :.:ui p for p cptrte $569.000
and tennis court $749,000. I -' $'- .-. ',Iro't'CTyRuC lu.eens 22B12' ilth"spcitsou s rooms. S eni "ac' porch 40"0 a':e Hrn, pr.r, T E6d rr, lrby 3BR2BAmobile homeinTanglewood Oaks. $750mont
3B~ACeBS Hore on 1 ,-: r. ic tdva ri,>'., ', -: .:' -. r -", ,. wells & and concrete paver deck with hot tub 10X10 storage Thompson ONE l, .. .iranaqe ana + security.


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3BR/28 doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900


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


MUSE-fIOME ON 40 ACRES!
Energy efficient 4BR/2.5B tri-level
home on 40 +1- private & fenced acres
in Muse. Luxury amenities abound!
Barn & mobile home also included in
sale! $875,000


ALVA RIVERFRONT ESTATE! CALOOSA ES'
One-of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B/3G home with with DIRECT AC

detached workshop which could easily 2BR 2BA in gre
be converted into a guest home. on 1/2 Acre Lot
Watch the otters play in the creek that
borders the east property line. Estate is q K % "-"
offered on 10 +/- acres w! 425' '4- of
nverdrorul IAddI Oiirnal 1ar-'.
$3,490,000 (Home or 10 /- scre-si


NEW LISTING! Close to Downtowin,
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!


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S3BR/2B two story home located on 5

TATES HOME landscaped property wI rond
XCE S S to River. pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900
at neii:I ht0rl'' ,iid
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MUSE! 4BR/28 rustic cabin-style home
on 2.2 +/- acres (one acre fenced with
horse stalls). BRING YOUR HORSES!
Peace & Quiet Guaranteed! $185,900


BELMONT AREA! 2BRI1B CBS
home located in town on an oak cov-
ered lot in a nice neighborhood!


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Myers! Extraordinary Not to mention drinking f(rom the
m intracoastal home pond and hopefully staying out of
ogressive E. Ft, Myers the 500 blueberry bushes that ugrm\
unity. $999,800 on the property! S329.000


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


$135,000
Gracious 3BR/2B/2G custom two story PARKWOOD FSTATES! 3BR/2B/2G
estate home, located on 5 +/- fenced splIB -fer ca-
acres, features large rooms, a great thedral ceilings, p do w &
floor plan. rocking chair front porch & roof, & much more... $265,000


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


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


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


3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/- acres,
just south of LaBelle. $119,000


4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
homesite priced right for an investment/
income property. $68,000


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RIVERFRONT! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000


RIVERFRONT! 1 + cleared acre

of riverfront. $475,000


RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
I0aud 110' +/-
ofrivron 909,'TRACT


"-"R, Rll BN7! 1 +/- wooded acre

neighborhoods. $475,000


RI 'ERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fented acre
located in town w/ 130 +/- of riverfront.
$450,000


RIJERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-sac
homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts. (Restrictions Apply-Call
Sistina Office)oS 99t900 O


* New Listingt 8.07 +/- acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd.
Zoned AG2. $600,000
S22 +1- 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
' 1v fRCR 78 in
Alva. $1M,000u I^ACT
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* CREEKFRONTI 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
abNellijftfitta 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!


* 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 aet away! Call Todav! $659.000


3,14 +1- 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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* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with U "LbJ J
riverfrontage & deep water canal Ja nu
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle Investments & Real
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +I- miles 71 Souith Main
of SR 80 frontage. $31,728,400 6 07-45 0- tax 8
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of ww.,oland..
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000 TOLL FREE: 877
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29. i *
$3,431,134 Sherri Dei,
*'**'"'' s1 lrnwl Rf'-tnver Fqlal
frontage east f en. i usociateS
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 & waie Mcii.nIcu
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000 '.i iaC'i'lehn .
Mm iuuliu Iuinuuiiaucr. C'PA
* 3.38 +/- acres located on comer of racc williams,
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000 ..o (crtianm
* 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/ l ...i
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000 I 1 4"i


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 17, 2005


7


Courtesy photos

LMS students excel in math


Seventh grade students at LaBelle Middle School volun-
tarily participated in the Florida Mathematics League
math contest on Tuesday, February 22. Winners are Josh
Hernandez, fourth place, Olivia Luckey, second place,
Karra Burns, first place, Brianna Sanchez and Savannah
Davis, third place tie.


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LMS kids do the numbers
Eighth grade students at LaBelle Middle School volun-
tarily participated in the Florida Mathematics League
math contest on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Winners are Jose
Morales, third place, Brennan Casseaux, second place
tie, Greg Zimmerly second place tie, Hobbs Crockett first
place and Chelsey Ramos fourth place.


Courtesy photo

Sheriff's deputy at LMS


Sheriff Ronnie Lee has placed a School Resource Officer
at LaBelle Middle School. Deputy Sheriff Travis
McCarthy has worked with the Hendry County Sheriff's
Department for eleven years in the past, prior to spend-
ing two years in Colorado. During his prior tenure with
the Hendry County Sheriff's Department he served two
years as a School Resource Officer at LaBelle Middle
School. Deputy McCarthy is back at LaBelle Middle and
performs many functions. He promotes positive relations
between students and law enforcement officers, attends
after school functions, assists in identifying and prevent-
ing delinquent behavior and works with the administra-
tion when law enforcement situations arise. You may
contact him by calling the middle school at 674-4646.


The following students have been named February Stu-
dents of the Month at Upthegrove Elementary School.
They enjoyed lunch at McDonalds for all of their hard work
and good behavior. Row 1: Lane Hicks, Marlen Alcaraz,
Thalia Esquivel Row 2: Katie Hadley, Angelina Perez,
Courtney McGhee, Michael Hernandez Row 3: Chrissy
Partin, Christina Haberkorn, Maliri Kelting Row 4: Angela
Martinez, Luis Maldonado, Samuel Cruz Row 5: Daniel Lan-
drum, Brittney Priest, Matthew Cooper, Emmanuel Vasquez


Get your ad in the Hendry Glades Real Estate Magazine today!
Call Dale or Barb at 863-675-2541 for more information


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* his sunnig 20+' i te sts!,.' is tril onrt 'of
i kind' lh main house' icaturces induadc CES
cnstrui'. n, ''vaukl d rtal t wooi d ciibi-
n4s 4vh t"hiii ll i1 wci r',.k tpgtraded. litcihent
appliances. cir.utiic iki. solid suifarce coumner
tops .ind is fkncicd ,and i.ross fenced lor horses.
"h--'i is Os a Fis O a .K 'i sqa.'ire :oi iaiantif.i
.uc p-operty wah sp.qa iii ntran'c and .
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grounds kLCpICr 5 49,900.
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sprnnkkr system on; priva.- wc4l, dcitached
g,tar t and !ots or! Only $229,000.
* 'I('. a:t iast .I3R 2Bi hMormn in l.daelic.
F ,al' urin4g a ,t o0r pa -, trn tic. tnor-
Ot;sid. is i spdius screened poArch. "emn.cd
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with 2ftill aths & 2 half hatihs. This home also
eatiurcs rel, wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
S i i,. roam and family room. Nom
1to og and not to small, Th s one ,i's it di! lor
,n4ly 5129,900

MOBILE iHOME
* iBR:2 i lunufacurl'ti honte o,- acres
This honm : aturls nitw w xatr system .ind air
, .1., UNDER CONTRACT
S m 1.i lots imor. T'i on1 iwvont laS.
' only $145,900,
* !"' '-r mtry i. ... 4 it is! This
gor, I. 'ii, manuiiactu'ed home sits in
2.25- .t i '... and is only minutes
front" 'o l ast long $126,900.
* iBU2B nmanufatiurecd hooim on 2 45+, acres
',4tui'cs vailted 1;,-. textured sheet rock
xa ils, lotI of built in cabihinets, dul sinks in
master taith and lots in'r. I ,. I', lo
* t 'atim i iving a t its Ixst, in Mulse Ihis
s.hiufiloll decorated 1BR:21t hornie, sits on
nk'dy l.inilscilixl act IFieanures include a
woo"d lbrniing Ilircp!a;e. a large "country
litch, '. '1l costs. new capt i a
4c0' I' ., '.,I Miakcaniiappinimentc
t. see -his one toda,.v" Asking price is
RID(ICED,$123,000.
* IBR:21B manufacture home on 2 5'; acres
with T nccd
nd ., ,. also 7
horse ialls and taLck oom This one is perfect
for htrse lovers! On4i $92,900.
* *.BR.'2B man1uDctuird homein4 wtih over .700
sqiatrc feet of thing area in limTiokate tiFca;urcs


masmtr suite Fnd k'ced ityrd Only $52,500)


* 4.58+ biith ,' .. l lcaed nn Case


lort to hons. $125,000.
* 2 2.5" acrei ;.. parcls in PkMneer.
Impos ed pasLure & suitable for minulacturcd
or site bilt hliomes $59,900 each.
S1.25iacUNW48GWUIl ga25900.

444, t 14 4 4,9 1
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* FIkauti i.2. crE corni r t s inr downtown
iBcdle w'gre'iat potential Currently :ond for
dipfexor: ..- .. I I : .
ing to fllsinss. $79.0)0,
* Ovi'rsted corner lot i) l.'nit J)2 on S.
tikon. $37,000.
* Oversiztdlot in lnit 102 w/oaks. 3I7.000.
* I*;, arte residential lotson private road just S.
of llkc. Star ing at only $28,000.

i CCIuIE'MMRCIAL J
* UI+" acre oncd t !c ImmercidaftjsrSouti h
o .aBcleh y c y mitswith 175*;- .. ;t, ,. .,
on SR29 and frontage on LuFkey Suret Asking
S599.900.


LIFE IN THE COUNTRY Scrde in
with your kids and critters on 375
acres, tucked away on a dead end
street, located in a growing communi-
ty. 1998 Rcdman Limited manufac.
tured home in like new condition.
41R/2BA, master suite includes cozy
office big enough for two '. i' size
desks, family room features a real stone
.fireplace and the kitchen is designed
for a family with new appliances, plen'
ty of counter space plus an island for
extra working area, Property is fenced
and cross fenced for horse's and the 3
stall bam includes a iced.tack room
Montura Ranch Estat Coninunity
Center includes Olympic swimming
pool, clubhouse, playground and picnic
area. $169,900, Ml .S5204039701
BEAUTIFUl. RANCH STYLE
HOME with front porch in booming
area of Port 1 I! -H, i ; .i ,1 ,I -.-
belt which backs up to Con\girl Way.
Great access, close to Hfwy. 80, shop
ping and schools. $159,900.
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN PORT
LABELLE -- Lnit 2 onjay terrace, "Theie
Sutton" wxtoral area of 2.040 sq. ft.
311R/2BA, vaulted -. .'-. -.. large living
room, spacious kitchen, 2 car garage,
range, refrigerator, dishwasher, huge
country front porch. Conciete drive-
way, landscaped and sodded lawn.
$159,900.


2BR.2BA SPLIT PLAN IN COUN-
TRY VILLAGE.' .. ..,h.. ,
dinging room ." I 11 '
screened Ianui. Completely furnished
on cul de sac.


ATT' NATION CONTRACTORS.
HOfMEOWNERS AND BUSINESS
OWN RS. Need inlonnriaion on HU.r
Zone business *.-..i.., .0.- Enterprise
Zone incentives and tax benefits lor
businsc,,es, -n 1.1,, contractors and
homeowners ol Hendry' Coun'ry? (Come
in and see Janer Papinaw.


NEW LISTING 40+- acres in
Palmndale approx. 25 miles north of.
i .,. I.. Zoned "Open L se Agriculkure"
Property in Glades C(ounty. $800,000.
NE-W LISTING .39,*. acre homesite
, K. .h. F ..- I i .\ctes. $32,900.


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2 BUILDING LOTS SI DE BY SIDE 2
lots sidc by side in Port l.alelle just 2
miles east of LaBcllc. A wonderful
opportunity to own your vwn piece of
pristine SWVFI Easy access to Le high
Acres, the beaches of the gult and
World Class Fishing on Lake
Okeechohee. Just 2 niles to the
Intercostal Waterway or coast to
coast cruising, or off4 shore travel. list
to the Bahamas or West to Mexico.
Texas. or poini South. Grear inland
fishing for World Class Fass or oilF
shore Grouper and Snapper to the
West and record Bitllfish to the East. 2
lots 1: 160X125 ft., central water. Close
to Shopping community. $60,000,
MLS.205002774


OLD LUNDY HARI)WARE BUILD-
ING and rooming house in historic
downtown Moore Haven. Zoned
Con(i'icrial, 12 block from the City
Dock on the Intercoastal Waterway,
Riverwalk Park and across the street
from the newly renovated City Library.
i. .' ',' ..'r 4 r ,4 ( l,-.
or'iginal shelve, display crises and hins
from the hardware store. Lots of poten
tial. $190,000. MIl.S205010290
PORT I.ABIl.LE1LOTS, PLENTY TO
CHOOSI' FROM 2 side hy side lots
in Unitr $30,000 coach. Unit 3
$29,900 each on Cadet Circle $10,000
each. Side hy side lots are hard to find!
Get them while 4ou can'
NIEWV OFFICE SPACEf under con-
sleiction in downtown lialellc. \\'iil
linish to site. Lease from 1.000 to
4,100o0 < fr. $1,000 to $4,000 per
month, Commron Area \Maintenance -
$250 to SI,000 per month. contactt
"! race Phluge lor details.


RIVERSIDE


SREA, ESTATE
97 1l 863-675-2718
xwwxvw.xaIld lriverside.com E-miH l I il. Iiirn.. r.rh ,1* ,iiitInik 'i

FOR RENT 3RR/IBA CBS HOME LOCATED
?RR '2 ( \\\r iRONT 1o\1F IN T-nI E CITY I.IMITS. Fixer upper


.I .. ,* 1 r ,., pI.
month. Call for more details
FFATURFS OF THE WEiEK
32o \CRIS \ 'R CFNTI Y
R "ilt 1i i -11IR M % ?. -\ i I klI
barns, some improved pasture and
woods. Jack's llranch runs through
property. Located 1/2 mile north of
H1wy 720 on Nine Mile Road.
S4,800,000.
IBRI/BA CBS HOME Recently
remodeled, new- cabinets, ceramic
tile and new carpet and paint inside
and out. $79,900.


good investment property.,
$74,900. .
\V \TER FRONT


EXOLUISIT I & ELEGANT-
GAT1FD 2.75+'- ACRE RIVER-
FRONT estate. 'lop quality con,
struction and design features soar
ming cathedral ,.ii i,.:.- ranitre


Marilyn Scars LI'.n .d Real Estate Broker
S,, As', VIciatcs a t furif ndriick s, \arpret f' ,r' ''i
Y vonnc Poll, (Consuh 'l'oann and SuCzarnc : i


kitchen counter tops, security sys-.
temrn, custom pool w/caged lanai. 2
1/2 car garage and soft lit walkway
to your own private deck. You will
enjoy the numerous fountains and
,-,1. sunsets. A must see!
$1,500,000. UNDER ). JN 1 RACT






2BR/2BA HOHME ON CANAL
W/RIVE J1 walkFout
basement4 t,, (? .d duplcxp
large open porch overlooks private
owned waterway. Dock wielectric
and water. $299,900.
GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER-
FRONT PROPERTY[ One of the
few riverfront parcels on the market.
-i- *i7, i.4r [0 acresis very unique
.. I..,. fronting on the beauti
ful Cai.oosahatchee River. Enjoy
endless views from the raised river-
bank. $1,600,000. Owner will sell 5
acres for $800,000.
HOMES IN THE CITY
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL!
Locatecd very close to I lvS 80 and
Court House. 3,5o0 .0 ft. .CBSbrick
home has perfect office floor plan
plus an attached cdiiciency apart-
iment. $349,000.


PO)SSIrI F I 'ILR lin I sINfIS


POTENTIAL! Two CBS homes
located in downtown LaBelle on
corner of Main and Park Ave.
$250,000. UNDER CONTRACT
2BRiI.5 BA CBS HOME situated on
I-. .11'.aii tree covered oversized lot
w/private setting in the city. $95,000
I \Nlv N CONTRACT
3BR/IBA DOUBLEWIDE MOBIl E
HtIMI-r i HI If l on quiet
street. Many upgrades including
newx roof shingles, new air condi-
tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900.
ti \ ll
rT\"A (~ilTZ TR ITIONi RR AN I


i \\ epy 1iR PLAN
,WR _2PTl U,.Jf,. on private
wooded lot close to town and
schools. $149,900.
NFW\ CO'iTRI ACTION T-I OMF
3BR/2BA HOME VW/SPL1T


FLOOR PI AN. Cathedral ceilings;
Located close to town and schools.
$144,900. UNDER CONTRACT!
", k'\ l' p 'l ( lh l'' RR *'i \


TIME WV/OPEN + SPILT FIOOR


PLAN situated on becautiftl lot. $129,900.
UNDER CONTRACT


3~R/2BA DOUBLEWIDE ACREAGE/1,0TS
MOBILE HOME ON 1/2 ACRE.. 1.980 ACRE RANCH! Peace and
Cathedral eeilings, family room uict at it's het! Nicely wooded
breakfast bar, large back porch and c
fenced yard,. Located on tccld road property w. some improved pasture,
approx. 3 miles south 'of LaBelle. fenced cabin, $2,650 per acre.
$89,000. UNDER CONTRACT
BRR/IBA MOBRl F TETHOkF IN ,i,--x,: F ,,Fi ,/- ,-,,C NU XN11#1 F


RIVER OAKS SUBDIVISION. Sit
on your ,' nt -,.'w '! :d view the
Caloosalh 11 4 cross the
street Ir,, Digome. This
partially furnished singlewide
mobile home is close to communtrv
boat ramp. $55,000.
HOMES ON ACREAGL
ONF OF A KIND Custom built
3BRR/3'1/21A cedar stone home on
8.58+/ acres covered with tons of
large oaks. Perfect home for enter
training features stone heatIed pool
and spa wv/2 waterfalls, custom pool
lighting, screened lanai tiki bar
w\Isurround sound and su ndcck.
Interior features portclain tile
throughout the fir't floor, >tone fire-
place, movie theater room set up
v.il00" screen and surround sound,
wood floors upstairs, game room
' I' ir and much more. Thi> home is
a must see! $1,200,000.
NFWLY REMODEI ED 3BR/2BA


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


INCOMI.t/i1i- i'tNJ'LPRODU.INGI MOBILE'.)I ,L
ItOME LOT. Zoned for mobile
home R(;-2\ call for details.
$24,900.
10 ACRF'S x/oak hammock on
paved road. Great huy!! $120,000.
UNDER CONTRACT!
PORT I ABmil.I: LOTS available in
units 2 3 8. Call for details.
$25,000 each.
COMMERCIAl BUSINESSS
POTENTIAL
TURN-KEY OPERATION with
chclk., miana.cr and wait stall in place.
stahlished 1 ;0- seat restaurant locat
ed in the heart of LaBellc. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115.000.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in
the city of ILaBelle with frontage on
.eec and Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at a reasonable
price S100,000. UNDER CON-
TRACT


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If yo 0 e ti.inking of buying or selling, give us a call! i.,ii


,[i iiado


Tull graduates



from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Timo- tice, physical fitness, first aid, Army
thy N. Tull has graduated from history, core values and traditions,
basic combat military training at and special training in human rela-
Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. tions.
During the eight weeks of train- He is the son of Julie and Don E.
ing, the soldier studied the Army Tull of LaBelle and nephew of
mission and received instruction in an nephew of
drill and ceremonies, rifle marks- Debbie and David Robinson of
manship, weapons, map reading, Clewiston.
tactics, armed and unarmed comrn- Tull is a 1997 graduate of
bat, military courtesy, military jus- LaBelle High School.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 17, 2005


8


Engagements


Arias/Garcia to wed
Walter B. and Patricia A. Cleet
of LaBelle are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Wendy G. Arias to Jimmy Garcia
of LaBelle. The prospective bride-
groom is the son of the late Patri-
co Garcia and ErLinda Hernandez
of Immokalee.
The wedding is planned for
May 22, 2005 at the Captain
Hendry House in LaBelle.


Courtesy photo
Wendy G. Arias, Jimmy Garcia


Bowen, Beck engaged
Alan and Charlene Bowen of
LaBelle and Carol Beck of Moore
Haven are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Christina Ann to Matthew Robert
Durno. He is the son of Joe and
Debbie Durno of LaBelle.
The couple is planning to wed
in the spring of 2006. They would
also like to invite family and
friends.


Boo Boo's Riverhouse has your favorites


Who would have thought!
Bob Smith, AKA Boo Boo, and
known locally as the 'helicopter
man' of Colony Helicopters
would be in his own restaurant
kitchen cooking his famous
beef brisket? He says he loves 90
percent of the restaurant busi-
ness. He just doesn't want to
talk about the other 10 percent!
Bob bought the old Wran-
gler's Reef Restaurant on High-
way 80 in March of 2004, mostly
as an investment. He and his late
wife, Millie, moved to LaBelle
with daughter, Nicole, in Octo-
ber of 1971. He remembers
those old days in LaBelle with
the one blinking traffic light,
White's Restaurant and waiting
over a year to get a telephone
installed. Yes, those were the
days!
Bob wanted a nice place to
enjoy a good meal, have a drink
and meet people close to home.
He never dreamed he would be
running his own restaurant.
With encouragement and
some help from friends he man-
aged to pull it all together. Reno-
vations have been made to the


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Staff photo/Donna Meister
Bob Smith invites you to visit his newly opened restaurant on


Highway 80 in LaBelle.
interior and exterior, including
new air conditioning, a new
kitchen, new windows, a new
outdoor patio area for smokers
and a new bar. Bob has accom-
plished much in a short time.
Redecorating the interior, with
more to be done, has kept Bob
constantly busy even though he
has over 46 employees to cook,
serve, clean and maintain the
4,000 square foot, 280-seat


restaurant.
Customers have been
extremely appreciative to Bob
for opening such a great family
place to dine and meet with
friends in LaBelle. The ladies
give him a hug and the men
shake his hand. "That makes it
all worth it," Bob says.
Favorite lunch items are:
Reuben sandwiches, made with
corned beef, turkey or grouper


and the wraps. Dinner favorites
are: Bob's famous smoked beef
brisket, baby back ribs that fall
off the bone, grouper and other
seafood dishes and a large vari-
ety of Italian dishes. There are
also lots of salads to choose
from. Included with dinner is
the salad bar that is fresh, with
just the right assortments and
dressings. A Big Boo Boo baked
"badaduhs" that are over one
pound each with plenty of real'
butter and sour cream could be
a meal in itself. And, of course,
plenty of fresh Italian bread.
If you like a menu with lots of
variety, extra large servings, a
great salad bar and a comfort-
able pleasant atmosphere, then
Boo Boo's Riverhouse Restau-
rant will be your new favorite
place to dine in LaBelle.
Boo Boo's is open seven days
a week, with breakfast served
on Saturday and Sunday. Hours
are; Monday through Thursday
11' a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
and Sunday's from 11 a.m. until
8p.m.


'No blind mice,' thanks to UF scientists


University of Florida stem cell
scientists reported today (Jan. 3)
that they have prevented blind-
ness in mice afflicted with a con-
dition similar to one that robs
thousands of diabetic Ameri-
cans of their eyesight each year.
Writing in the current issue of
the Journal of Clinical Investiga-
tion, researchers describe for
the first time the link between a
protein known as SDF-1 and
retinopathy, a complication of
diabetes and the leading cause
of blindness in working-age
Americans.
Scientists explain how they
used a common antibody to
block the formation of SDF-1 in
the eyeballs of mice with simu-
lated retinopathy, ending- the
explosive blood vessel growth
that characterizes the condition.
Researchers effectively silenced
SDF-I's signal to activate nor-
mally helpful blood stem cells,
which become too much of a
good thing within the close con-
fines of the eyeball.
"SDF-1 is the main thing that
tells blood stem cells where to
go," said Edward Scott, an asso-
ciate professor of molecular
genetics at the UF Shands Can-
cer Center and director of the
Program in Stem Cell Biology
and Regenerative Medicine at
UF's College of Medicine. "If you
get a cut, the body makes SDF-1
at the injury site and the repair
cells sniff it out. The concentra-
tion of SDF-1I is higher where the
cut occurs and it quickly dissi-
pates. But the eye is such a
unique place, you've got this
bag of jelly the vitreous -
that just sits there and it fills up
with SDF-1. The SDF-I doesn't
break down. It continues to call
the new blood vessels to come


that way, causing all the prob-
lems."
Diabetic retinopathy causes
12,000 to 24,000 cases of blind-
ness each year, according to the
American Diabetes Association.
What happens is high blood
pressure and blood sugar levels
associated with diabetes cause
leaks in blood vessels within the
eye and hinder the flow of
essential chemicals. The eye
compensates by growing new
blood vessels, which clog the
eye and cause even more leaks.
Damage occurs to the retina,
gradually destroying its ability to
capture images.
UF researchers analyzed
samples of the vitreous gel taken
from the eyeballs of 46 patients
undergoing treatment for dia-
betic eye disease, including 24
patients with retinopathy. They
found SDF-1 in each of the
patients, with the highest
amounts detected in patients
with the worst cases. No traces
of SDF-1 were found in the vitre-
ous samples of eight nondiabet-.
ic patients who were treated for
other ailments.
With the hypothesis that SDF-
1 is at the heart of the problem,
scientists tested to see whether
the addition of the protein
would call stem cells and spur
extraordinary blood vessel
growth in the eyeballs of 10 lab-
oratory mice. They succeeded,
creating mice with retinopathy-
like conditions. Then, as a treat-
ment, scientists injected an SDF-
1 antibody directly into the
afflicted.eyes. The antibody -
which is simply another protein
that binds to the SDF-1 dis-
abled SDF-1's ability to summon
stem cells, effectively halting the
growth of almost all new blood


vessels, said Jason M. Butler, a
graduate student in the Interdis-
ciplinary Program in Biomedical
Sciences and a member of the
research team.
Scientists next want to test
the technique in monkeys, and if
it continues to be successful, to
test the therapy in human clini-
cal trials, said Scott, the senior
author-of the paper. The Nation-
al Institutes of Health funded the
research in mice. The study in
primates will involve support
from RegenMed, an Alachua,
Fla.-based company founded by
Scott and other UF researchers
to bring biomedical therapies to
the marketplace.
"The scientific community
and pharmaceutical companies
have a long track record of
being able to develop antibody-
based therapy in things like
snake anti-venoms," Scott said.
"This isn't a new and unproven
technology. This is something
that can be rapidly adapted and
brought to market."
Scientists said they still need
to find. a way to anchor the anti-
body to a molecule large
enough so it can do its SDF-1-
blocking work in the vitreous
but will be unable to penetrate
the retina. They envision a thera-
py that will involve routine injec-
tions of the substance into a
patient's eye.
"It could potentially be a
treatment option," said Dr.
Maria Grant, a professor of phar-
macology and therapeutics in
UF's College of Medicine who
participated in the research.
"Current therapy for severe dia-
betic retinopathy is use of lasers
that destroy parts of retina that
are not needed for precise vision
in order to improve oxygen


delivery to the parts of the retina
that are needed for detailed
vision. Intraocular delivery of
agents that block SDF-1 repre-
sent an excellent and less
destructive alternative."
The research sheds light on
the mechanisms of diabetic
retinopathy and the various
functions of SDF-1, said Nadir
Sheibani, an assistant professor
of ophthalmology and visual sci-
ence at the University of Wis-
consin-Madison Medical School.
"Many factors are at work
during retinopathy and it's
important to understand each of
them," Sheibani said. "It's inter-
esting that the researchers show
how SDF-1 changes the levels of
a protein called occludin, which
affects junctions between cells
that line the blood vessels. It
helps explain why the blood
vessels become leaky and
edema develops during diabetic
retinopathy."


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LaBelle, FL
FAX > 863.675.6575
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From left: Randy Bengston, President Jack Mulholland, Jr.,
Clewiston Rotary President Frank Harris, Mel Karau, Presi-
dent Elect and Kevin Nelson.

EMS, Rotary team up


Randy Bengston, Hendry Coun-
ty EMS Director presented a Grant
Check of $400 to Mel Karau, Presi-
dent Elect, and Frank Harris Presi-
dent of the Clewiston Rotary Club
for their "Rotary Elder Program."
The two Rotary Clubs will be dis-
tributing Medical Contact Informa-
tion packets in a magnetic plastic
pouch, which can be attached to
the refrigerator for seniors in
Hendry County.


The form is intended to list all
their medications, medical condi-
tions, emergency contacts and.
Medicare/Medicaid information,
which would be helpful to EMS
personnel should they need to pro-
vide medical help at home or in
transport for the patient.
An announcement will be
made later providing locations and
times of availability for these free
information packets.


JV baseball is off


to a rough start


By Roger Alexander
The junior varsity baseball
team has gotten off to a rough
start as they have dropped three
straight games to open the sea-
son. Still, the coaches are not pan-
icking. They know it will take
some time for this team to gel.
"We are a very young team
and are still going through the
struggles of learning to play
together. We are improving with
each game though," Coach Josh
Parrish said. He added that it will
also take some time to learn the
new style of coaching. It is a little
different than what most of the
boys are used to.
In their opening game of the
season they fell to Glades Day by a
3-1 margin. The boys started off a
little slow and picked things up
toward the end of the game, but it


wasn't enough. Ryan Christy and
Freddy Robbins shared time on
the mound and gave up just one
earned run; the other two came
off errors.
The Bishop Verot game saw
the team give up too many runs
on errors. The starting pitching
was good as Jessie Hubbard
made Verot hit the ball. The
defense wasn't up to task,
though, and the team fell 8-0.
The final game of the week
saw the Cowboys take on Golden
Gate. Things started off well for
the team as Robbins connected
on an infield hit that scored a run.
LaBelle led for a short time and
then Golden Gate rattled off 13
straight runs.
The Cowboys will look to turn
things around this week as they
travel to Clewiston and then to
Verot.


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By Roger Alexander
The Cowboy baseball team fell
to 0-4 this past week with losses to
Bishop Verot and Golden Gate. The
problem isn't so much with the
opponents as it is the miscues of
the Cowboys. After trailing just
three runs after five innings to the
Vikings, the Cowboys committed
five errors that cost them 12 runs.
The final score was 19-4.
"It sounds crazy, but we really
played well the first five innings and
then the roof caved in. We left the
bases loaded twice with being
down just three runs. We can't
make that many mistakes and still
win games," Coach Dunbar said.
Overall, the Cowboys commit-
ted eight errors and left 12 runners
stranded on bases in the early
innings. The Cowboy pitching also
gave up eleven walks to add to
things.
Offensively, the Cowboys were
led by Arturo Alvarez as he went 2-
for-2 with an RBI and a sacrifice
bunt. Chris Lopez also played well
as he had a solo home run and
walked twice.
LaBelle traveled to Naples on
Friday and came up short in a 5-0
loss. Blake Basquin took the


mound for the Cowboys and
pitched really well as he gave up
just two earned runs while allow-
ing five hits. He started off a little
shaky as he walked a few runners_
but settled down and kept Golden
Gate off balance most of the night.
Coach Dunbar praised Basquin
after the game as he said that it was
his best performance by far this
season.
The Cowboys tried to get things
started in the third inning as Matt
Bell and Lopez both hit two out sin-
gles. Alvarez then lined a ball that
looked like it might score some
runs, only to see Golden Gate's 6
foot 7 inch first baseman make a
diving catch to end the inning.
"I see signs of improvement but
we have got to stay mentally and
physically tough. We have a very
inexperienced pitching staff so we
need to make up for that with the
bat and sound defense," Dunbar
said.
The Cowboys will look to get
things rolling this week as they trav-
el to Clewiston and then on to Bish-
op Verot on Thursday evening. On
Saturday they will host St. Alvins
out of Washington, D.C., at 12 p.m.


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Front right: Arlene Angel of LaBelle Woods Resort and
North Carolina, has her blood drawn by Barbie Brister.
Technician John Hendrick attends to Ann Clauson of
Whisper Creek Campground and Maryland. Jane Slater
from the SWFL Regional Blood Center reports that 60 peo-
ple participated in the recent blood drive held at the Amer-
ican Legion Hall, with 54 units drawn. The ladies from the
Moose Lodge provided a great lunch for all the volunteers.
Kristie Vanhouten won the door prize: breakfast for four
from Bridge Street Cooffee and Tea Company.


The Storm falls to Orange County Falcons, 14-8


This past weekend The Storm
played a hard-fought battle against
the undefeated Orange County Fal-
cons, but came up short to get the
victory. The first quarter started as a
battle of the defense, until the
Storm struck first with a 60-yard run
up the sideline by Brandon Battles
(28) to set the Storm up for a one-
yard touchdown by Brandon
Rimes (12). The touchdown was
capped off with a two-point con-
version by Brandon Battles, (28)
that put the Storm up 8-0. During
the second quarter the Falcons
struck back on a 15-yard touch-
down pass to put the score. 8-6.

Sports Briefs

Attention airboaters
Big Lake Airboat Club, Inc., will
have a meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 26, at the Alvin Ward Boat
Ramp in Moore Haven. After the
meeting they will be going for a run
to Observation Island and have
lunch (bring your own). They will
then take a ride to the Monkey Box
and around. Anyone interested in
joining the club is invited to come
out.
Register for Lee
County Archers
The Lee County Archers are reg-
istering new participants. The fol-
lowing events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers: Thursday, March
17, at 7 p.m., monthly membership
meeting and 20 Yard Target League.
Sunday, March 20, 3D targets and a
station 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 wel-
come. Call President BenrBrown at
239-369-6212 for further details.
New 5-Year
fishing license
The 5-year freshwater fishing
license promotion is under way.
The first 3,000 anglers to upgrade to
a 5-year freshwater fishing license
will receive via mail a package with
approximately $80 worth of hooks,
line, lures, magazine and premium
items. Please check the website at
http://www.myfwc.com/Fish-
ing/5YR-2005.html for valid offer
details which includes an image of
the package contents and link to a
list of the items contained in the
package.
If your license hasn't expired,
you can always postpone the start-
ing date for a new 5-year freshwater
fishing license by up to 60 days, and
as long as you buy before the 3,000
limit is reached you will receive
your package. Check the website to
see if you are in the first 3,000.


Their two- point conversion
attempt failed by the Falcons. At the
end of the first half the score was 8-
6.
The start of the third quarter
was a good battle for both teams,
but both teams came up scoreless.
Going into the fourth quarter the
score was Storm 8, Falcons 6, until
the last four minutes of the fourth,
when the Falcons' running back
broke out down the sideline to
score a touchdown and put the Fal-
cons up 12-8. The two-point con-
version was good, upping the score
to 14-8. The Storm tried to fight
back with one minute and five sec-


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onds left on the clock, but came up
short.
Game highlights: leading rusher
Brandon Battles (28) had 6 carries
for 74 yards and 2 tackles; Marcus
Tolan (36) had 9 carries for 38
yards; and Brandon Rimes (12)
went 4-6 for 68 yards in the air and
one rushing touchdown. The main
target was Marcus Mitchell (5) with
4 catches for 68 yards.
On the defensive side, Dedrick
McClain (4) had 6 tackles and 4
punts for 145 yards. Maurice
McClain (34) had 5 tackles; Roder-
ick Cochran'(89) had 4 tackles and
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the Broward County Outlaws. The
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The Seas that Mourn, saga of real heroism


From his home on Merritt Island
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ers far and wide. A relatively small
book, The Seas That Mourn tells a
large and vital story. Mr. Smith him-
self is a literary treasure to the state
. of Florida as well as to the entire
South.
In 1942 alone German U-Boats
sank almost four million gross reg-
istered tons of Allied shipping con-
voying goods and war supplies to
the war ravaged European conti-
nent, Britain and North Africa. Sev-
ering these vital shipping routes by
destroying the convoys could have
altered the course of World War
Two and changed subsequent his-
tory.
The men who made the Allied
convoys sail were paid little, yet
they risked all. Their deeds and sac-
rifices have long gone unsung.
In his novel, "The Seas That
Mourn," Florida's award winning
author and former merchant sea-
man Patrick Smith tells their story
as only he can. His book's central
character, Jimmy Kindall, heeds
the call to service. Leaving college,
his sweetheart, family and friends,
he joins the Merchant Marine in
1942 and sets out on a life-chang-


ing adventure.
These adventures as related by
Patrick Smith are alive with details,
so much so that the reader rides
the violent sea with young Kindall
and his shipmates and eventually
hears the sea that mourns.
Al Burt, former Miami Herald
columnist and award winning
author, says: "In The Seas That
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chant Marine what his previous
novels have done for Florida Crack-
ers. Flourishing his decency and
humanity, as always, he has come
through with another fine book for
Smith collectors.
Harold E. 'Bud' Schmidt, Sr.,
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"The Seas That Mourn" is down to
earth and brings to life the happen-
ings that most Merchant Seamen
went through in WWII. They were
truly the forgotten heroes. I urge
everyone to consider reading this
book."
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Anyway you look at it, the
Glades County Garden Club is
exceptional, not because it's the
only one in the entire county, but
rather because of its longevity
and accomplishments. It was in
1976 that the organization was
founded by Mrs. Tina Elliot and
it's been growing ever since. Mrs.
Elliot spoke briefly at the March
meeting elaborating on the club's
beginning with high praise for the
loyalty of the members and their
accomplishments for nearly a
quarter century.
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many projects in various loca-
tions in and near Moore Haven.
Some of these include planting
memorial trees throughout the
county, planting around the
Moore Haven welcome sign and
the yearly project of giving all fifth
graders in West Glades and
Moore Haven Elementary
schools individual plants for
them to nurture over a period of
time. At a later date club mem-
bers judge the care and growth of
the plants making appropriate
recognition for those with the
biggestt and best". Also. the stu-


most outstanding annual meet-
ing took place at the home of
Larry and Neva Luckey on Mar-
shall Field Road at which time
new officers and committee
chairmen were announced. A
brief swearing in ceremony took
place with the honorable Judge
Kirby Sullivan officiating.
The meeting was far more
than a "finger food and tea"
event. It was typically a true
Glades County Barbecue with all
the trimmings in the Luckey's
patio garden under towering
oaks


president Harry Raboldt. Other
officers include Richard Thatcher,
Treasurer, Dot Barry, Secretary,
Diana Winiecki, Corresp6nding
Secretary, Jean Atakian Record-
ing Secretary.
Members at large are Larry
Luckey and Ester Kackley.
This is one of the few garden
clubs of its kind that promotes the
membership of both women and
men. The club also takes regular
field trips and a month'ry newslet-
ter keeps members up to date on
the organization's activities.
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remained strong and steadfast in ticipation. eight years, Diana Winiecke this year, two summer meetings
its mission as is demonstrated by On March 11 perhaps the turned the gavel over to the new will be held in July and Sept. CABBAGE & POTATOES
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Hayes appointed general manager of Citrus Belle FROM 8 TO 11 PM
Chuck Harvey, division vice as engineering manager for Tropi- degree in business administration ages for bulk, retail and foodser- KARAOKE
president of DUDA's Citrus Belle cana. Ten years later he joined from Florida Metropolitan Un.iver- vice customers. Citrus Belle is part IFritday & Saturda\ 8 to lldnight h
juice processing operation, is FMC Food Technology, which sity. His undergraduate degree is of DUDA's fully integrated citrus
pleased announce the appoint- builds and supplies citrus machin- in mechanical engineering, which operations. DUDA is a diversified
ment of Ralph Hayes as general ery and equipment. In 1995, he he earned at LaSalle University. agribusiness headquartered in DAILY LUNCH
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person of the caliber and experi-
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Harvey said. "Ralph has built his
career in Florida's citrus industry."
Hayes began his career in 1977


auons ior golden em Growers.
In 2002, Hayes returned to FMC as
senior account manager.
He holds a Ph.D. in business
management from LaSalle Uni-
versity. He received a master's


Hayes served in the U.S. Army. He
is married and he and his wife,
Emily, have one daughter, Vicky.
Citrus Belle, located in LaBelle,
processes frozen juice concen-
trate and a wide range of bever-


operations in Forida, Calitornia,
Texas, Arizona and Georgia. The
family-owned company is a major
grower, shipper and marketer of
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Edison College president receives national award


Kenneth P. Walker, District
President of Edison College and
Founder of the C(ommunity Col-
lege Baccalaureate Association
(CCBA), was honored with the
organization's Pioneer Award at
the CCBA Fifth Annual Interna-
tional Conference in New York
last week.
The Pioneer Award is present-
ed annually to an individual who
has taken the lead in improving
access to postsecondary educa-
tion in the United States and


Canada. The award's name rec-
ognizes that such leadership
required the same bravery and
tenacity exhibited by early set-
tlers in the United States and
Canada,
"Expanding access to four
year degrees has been a passion
throughout my career in higher
education," said Walker. "The
CCBA has experienced tremen-
dous growth since its inception
five years ago, and the number of
community colleges now offer-


ing baccalaureate degrees in
areas of demonstrated need is
indeed rewarding."
Deborah L. Floyd, professor at
Florida Atlantic University, was
the first recipient of the organiza-
tion's new Contribution Knowl-
edge Award, presented in recog-
nition of research, publications
and presentations about com-
munity colleges and baccalaure-
ate models that have contributed
greatly to shaping conversation
about this emerging movement.


Floyd spearheaded the writing
and publishing of The Commu-
nity College Baccalaureate, the
first comprehensive book on the
subject, Walker served as an edi-
tor and contributing author
The purpose of the CCBA is to
promote better access to the
baccalaureate degree on com-
munity college campuses, and to
serve as a resource for informa-
tion on various models for
accomplishing this purpose.
Members believe that every per-


Edison College official announces retirement


son should have an opportunity ient, accessible and affordable.
to pursue the baccalaureate For additional information, visit
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.lames A. Slusher, Edison Col-
lege's District Executive Vice
President and Lee Campus Pres-
ident, has announced his retire-
ment after 26 years of services to
the College.
Slusher came to Edison Col-
lege in 1979 from the University
of Georgia in Athens. Following
a year of service as chairman of
the applied sciences division, he


was named vice president for
administrative services and, in
1992, vice president for opera-
tions and Lee Campus president.
In 1997 he was named executive
vice president and in 2000, exec-
utive district vice president.
District President Kenneth P.
Walker lauded Slusher's dedica-
tion over the years. "Jim Slusher
has been my stalwart colleague


during the past 14 years and has
played a major role in the
growth, development and
improvement of Edison Col-
lege," said Walker. "I will miss
him very much."
Slusher said his plans include
expanding 'his volunteer work
which provides "great personal
satisfaction," including support-
ing the Ruth Cooper Center


where he serves as a member of
the board of directors.

"Edison College has had an
identity in the State of Florida of
being the best, and it just keeps
getting better. I look forward to
taking full advantage of what
I've learned at the College and
applying it to the future that ties
ahead," said Slusher.


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District President Kenneth P.
Walker has announced the
appointment of Robert R. (Bob)
Jones as District Executive Vice
President and Lee Campus Pres-
ident of Edison College. The
College serves approximately
16,000 credit seeking students in

its five county district through
campuses in Fort Myers, Punta
Gorda and Naples, and a center
in LaBelle.
Jones succeeds James A.
Slusher who retired from the
post earlier this month.
"I am very happy to have
someone of this caliber and


experience move into this lead-
ership role," said Walker. "Jones
brings a rare combination .of
business acumen and educa-
tional industry experience to this
position."
Jones joined the College in
1991 as vice president and chief
financial officer, and served as the
interim Collier Campus President
in 2003. He holds a bachelors
degree in economics and masters
degree in business administration
from the University of Texas, and
is completing a doctorate in edu-
cational leadership at -Nova
Southeastern University.


During his 23 years of higher
education experience in Texas,
Oklahoma and Florida, Jones
served as a professor and dean,
and held increasingly responsi-
ble positions in fund raising, leg-
islative affairs, and finance.
Other professional experience
includes, Chair of the Florida
Community College Council of
Business Affairs, accreditation
evaluator, and member of sever-
al Florida Department of Educa-
tion task forces. Current and
past community activities
include the Lee County Industri-
al Development Authority, the


Chamber of Commerce of
Southwest Florida, and Meals
On Wheels.
"I find this profession reward-
ing to no end," said Jones. "Edi-
son College plays a very unique
role in this community, one that
enriches and helps people turn
their lives around for the better
through personal and profes-
sional learning. It is a privilege to
be a part of something so pro-
found and to work with such tal-
ented and caring people."
Jones and his wife, Betsi, a
freelance writer, have two
daughters.


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27 de marzo en la tienda Winn-
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La registration es $50 que
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El program de USA Boxing
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2 semanas despues de que
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solo si quieres competir en peleas
sancionadas por USA Boxing.)
Sera un ambiente de equipo y abra
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Para mas information Ilame a
Hugo al tel. 675-1293 en las tardes
o pase por la peluqueria "World
Class" en 217 Main St. #3 en
LaBelle. Venga y sea parte de nue-
stro equipo!

Sociedad
de Cancer
Si usted es un paciente que ha
sufrido de cancer le tenemos una
buena noticia, ahora La Sociedad
Americana de Cancer tiene
muchos de sus recursos para ayu-


dar a toda la comunidad de La
Belle.
Asociada con Camino Unido
(United Way) La sociedad de Can-
cer tiene disponibles para los
pacientes: pelucas, brasieres artifi-
ciales en caso de haber perdido los
senos en una cirugia, todo esto es
completamente gratis. Todos los
servicios que ellos estan ofrecien-
do relacionado con los diagnosti-
cos de, cancer son gratis tambien.
Valerie Thompson Coordinadora
de Recursos Familiares de Camino
Unido dijo:"El Closet de Regalo
que es el nombre de nuestro pro-
grama es una maravillosa adicion
a nuestros recursos y ayudara a los
pacientes a tenerlos sin tener que
moverse de La Belle, pero to mas
important es que son gratis."
Usted puede registrarese en La
sociedad American para tener
acceso a los programs en el
numero 1-888-ACS-2345. El Closet
de regalo esta abierto todos los
miercoles de 10 a.m. hasta la 1
p.m. Pregunte por los articulos
que esta necesitando,si lo que esta
buscando ellos no lo puede con-
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otra parte y usted to recibira
despues. El numero de Camino
Unido es: 675-8383 y la Oficina
General es: 941-627-3000. Ellos
saben to que es la enfermedad del
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Cancer que ha venido a La belle
ofreciendo esperanza, progress y
respuestas para pelear en contra
del cancer. Ellos estan aqui para
ayudar!

Arresto
El Sheriff Ronnie Lee anuncio
que el 2 de marzo en horas tem-
pranas Juan Alberto Maldonado
de edad 19 y resident en
Immokalee fue arrestado por
asalto, conduct criminal, robo,
posesion de articulos para proce-


sar narcotics y fraude (dio un
nombre falso a las autoridades).
Aproximadamente a las 12:30
del 2 de marzo La Oficina del Sher-
iff mando oficiales a La Calle Vac-
aro de La Belle en respuesta a una
Ilarnada de robo. La victim, Jorge
Martinez descubrio a Maldonado
cuando se queria robar su vehicu-
lo, hasta el moment en que los
Oficiales Ilegaron, Maldonado
habia estado peleando con Mar-
tinez.
Maldonado fue arrestado con
unafianzade $12,000.


SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH
Eye health is intrinsically linked to overall
health.
Thus Save Your Vision Month, celebrating
it's 77th year this March, has taken on a
greater prominence in the health world with
its emphasis on Healthy Eyes Healthy People.
Your eyes are often the best windows to
your health. By looking into your eyes, your
eye doctor can tell a lot about your general
health. For example, did you know that some
systemic and chronic diseases, especially dia-
betes, can often be detected by an optometrist
during a comprehensive eye exam?
Since over 33 percent of people with dia-
betes don't know that they have it, an eye
exam can be the only clue to detecting this
potentially life-threatening disease. By dilating the pupil, your eye
doctor can see inside your eye using an ophthalmoscope, which lights
and magnifies the blood vessels in your eyes. Changes to these blood
vessels can signify various stages of diabetic retinopathy. Left untreat-
ed, it can cause blindness. For those suffering from diabetes without
knowing it, the detection and treatment of this disease can mean
relief on many levels.
Other eye diseases, like glaucoma, may cause vision damage and
eventually blindness without the patient ever experiencing any symp-
toms. During a comprehensive eye exam your eye doctor measures
the pressure within youy eye and examines the optic nerve in the eye,
thereby determining the existence of glaucoma.
Save Your Vision Month raises awareness among the general pub-
lic and targets at-risk groups to remind them of the need for regular,
comprehensive eye examinations to detect eye health problems, gen-
eral health issues and.vision difficulties.
If you have any questions regarding eye health or problems with
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Turner River Canal


closed to fishing


Retiring
Tommy Chipman, will be retiring from his Hendry Coun-
ty position with Building and Zoning after 11 and a half
years. His co-workers had a nice luncheon in his honor.
He also has spent nine and a half years with the City of
Clewiston, seven years as a private contractor and 13
and a half years with General Development Corporation.
He will be working part time as a consultant for Country
Homes and Land in Port LaBelle, which will leave him
plenty of time to do some fishing!


FGCU hosts seminar to

discuss West Nile Virus


The Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity Biotechnology Seminar Series
invites members of the public,
healthcare community and media
to "Immune System Control of
West Nile Virus Infectioh" 3 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 30 in 268
Whitaker Hall.
The free seminar features
speaker Michael Diamond, assis-
tant professor in the Departments
of Medicine, Molecular Microbiol-
ogy, and Pathology and Immunol--
ogy at Washington University in
St. Louis.


Diamond earned a Ph.D. in cell
and molecular biology in 1992
and an M.D. in 1994 from Harvard
University. Following postdoctoral
work at the University of Califor-
nia at San Francisco and the Uni-
versity of California at Berkeley,
Diamond joined the faculty at the
Washington University School of
Medicine in 2001.
. For more information, contact
associate professor of biotechnol-
ogy Scott F. Michael at (239) 590-
7439 or smichael@fgcu.edu
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Acting Superintendent Pedro
Ramos announced today that
effective March 18, the Turner
River Canal in Big Cypress Nation-
al Preserve, from the bridge on
U.S. Highway 41 north along Turn-
er River Road to County Road 837
(Upper Wagonwheel Road), will
be temporarily closed to fishing.
This area is being closed to
fishing for public safety and
resource protection purposes.
The water level in the canal and
surrounding areas has receded
and alligators and other wildlife
are concentrated in pools and
stretches where water is deepest.
Alligators in these areas may


become habituated and/or may
act aggressively toward people
due to associating anglers with
food. Visitors coming to the area
to view alligators or other wildlife
are exposed to danger when alli-
gators expect a ready food source
in the form of freshly released fish
or fish bait.
Fishing will continue to be
available within the preserve in
numerous other areas where visi-
tor concentrations are not as high,
and where wildlife/angler interac-
tion is not prevalent. Water levels
will be monitored regularly and
the canal will be reopened to fish-
ing as soon as conditions permit.


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Loans (EIDLs) are still available
to small businesses that were
economically impacted from
Hurricanes Charley, Francis, Ivan
and Jeanne.
"Small businesses that want
to apply for economic injury
losses still have time to apply for
assistance even though the phys-
ical damage deadline has
passed," said SBA Disaster Area
Director, Michael C. Allen.
"Small businesses do not need
to have physical damage to be
eligible to apply for these loans."
Small businesses may apply
for a loan of up to $1.5 million if
they have suffered substantial
economic injury in the after-
math of last year's historic hurri-
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capital loans may be used to pay
fixed debts, payroll, accounts
payable, and other bills that
could have been paid had the
disaster not occurred. These
loans are not intended to replace


lost sales or profits. The interest
rate on these loans is 2.9 per-
cent, with a maximum term of
30 years. The SBA determines
the amount of economic injury,
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payment amount, based on the
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The deadline to apply for
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Hurricane Ivan victims have until
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From left: Dennis Boland 1990-91, Arnold MaKovsky
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Pat Humphreys 1996-97, Dorothy Gurnovich 1987-88 and
Mary Heenan 1992-93.

Legion Post 130 hosts ball


The American Legion Post
130 of LaBelle was the setting
for the Southwestern Area Ball
oni Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005.
The hall was brightly deco-
rated in red, white and blue
with plants donated by ACE
Hardware as centerpieces for
the tables. The plants were later
given as door prizes.
The Southwestern Area of
the American Legion, Sons of
the Legion and American
Legion Auxiliary consists of the
8th and 13th District, which
includes 10 counties. Hendry,
Glades, Lee, Collier, Charlotte,
DeSoto, Sarasota, Manate,
Hardeee and Highlands.
Southwestern Area Com-
mander Arnold MaKovsky with
his wife Noel were seated at the
head table along with NES
Robert Proctor with his wife
Ruth, who is currently serving
as National Americanism chair-
man for the American Legion
Auxiliary, Department Com-.
mander Tom Seitzinger with his
lady friend Bonnie and Depart-
ment Adjutant John Newstreet.
NECA Dennis Boland served
as Master of Ceremonies.
Post 130 Commander Steve
Williams welcomed over 100
guests to the gala event. Legion
family members traveled from
as far north as the Hernando,
Bellview, Ciystal River area, as
far south as Key Largo and east
to Daytona.
Department officers attend-
ing were Vice Commander
Larry White, chaplain Bill
Laudert, Historians Paul Mar-
tel and Linda Teasley, Sgt. At
Arms Oliver Kennedy and
Mary Lou Locke, Eastern Area-


Commander Joe McNeil,
southern Area Bobby Butcher,
Central Area Robert Perkins.
Also attending were: District
Commanders 4th District Phil
Harrison, 6th District Phil Har-
rison, 6th District Warren Post,
8th District Jim Munson, 13th
District William "Cotton"
Koser, 15th District Dick Little,
SAL 13th District George Tal-
bet and Sons of the American
Legion NEC Alan Holley; Dis-
trict Presidents: 4th District
Carol Kaiserian, 8th District
Cheryl Munson and 13th Dis-
trict Lois McFall; Past Depart-
ment Commanders: Chuck
Mooreland, Bob Proctor and
Dennis Boland; and Past
Department Presidents: Ruby
Bell, Mary Heenan and Pat
Humphreys.
The delicious meal pre-
pared by Chef Ray Martin and
served by the members of Unit
130 was followed by a short
program which included a his-
tory of the Southwestern Area
Commanders and Presidents
in attendance beginning with
Dorothy Gurnovich ,1987-88,
Dennis Boland 1990-91, Mary
Heenan 1992-93, Dave Doty
1994-95, Pat Humphreys 1996-
97, Bob Schall and Mary Lou
Locke 2000-01 and Arnold
MaKovosky 2004-05.
A memorial service was
held for those that have been
called to the higher command.
This service included two past
Southwestern Area Presidents
from Unit 130, LaBelle, Mary
Clement and Peggy Boland.
The evening concluded
with entertainment by Kenny
TandWD.


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is urging con-
sumers to be more vigilant in pro-
tecting their personal information
following reports of breaches in
several national databases.
In just the past week, two
major data resource companies,
ChoicePoint and LexisNexis,
have disclosed that hackers were
able to access their huge databas-
es and obtain personal informa-
tion on tens of thousands of con-
sumers. The information
includes names, addresses,
Social Security numbers and
other information criminals can
use to steal a consumer's identity.
"It will take time for the federal
government to fully investigate
these serious breaches and Con-
gress to consider whether more
regulation of information brokers
is necessary," Bronson said.
"Therefore, it is critical that con-
sumers not hesitate to check their
credit histories for any suspicious
activity and take steps to protect
their personal information in the
future."
Identity theft crimes continue
to rise, costing consumers and
,businesses about $50 billion
every year and damaging the
credit rating of thousands of peo-
ple. In many cases, consumers
don't even realize they have had
their identity stolen until they
attempt to make a major pur-
chase and are rejected by a bank
or finance company. Bronson
says that is why it is so important
to consumers to regularly check
their credit information with the
three major credit bureaus.
Beginning June 1, the major cred-
it bureaus are required to provide
consumers with one free copy of
their credit report annually.

Bronson offers these con-
sumer protection tips:
1. Mail payments for bills from
post office collection boxes.
2. Tear or shred charge
receipts, copies of credit applica-
tions, insurance forms, physician
statements, expired credit cards
and credit card offers before dis-
carding into the trash.
3. Store Social Security cards,
credit cards, cancelled and extra
checks, passports and any addi-
tional identity documentation in a
secure place.
4. Remove extraneous infor-
mation such as middle name,
phone number, Social Security
Number or driver's license num-


ber from your checks.
5. Review credit card, tele-
phone, cellular phone and bank
statements for irregularities and
be aware of your billing cycles.
Contact creditors immediately if
you find a discrepancy. Close all
accounts that are no longer need-
ed or used. Write the company a
letter and ask them to verify, in
writing that the account has been
closed.
6. Use- passwords on all your


accounts. Avoid picking easily
deternliined passwords such as
birth date, mother's maiden
name or last four digits of your
Social Security number.
7. Send "opt out" letters to
businesses you have a relation-
ship with, restricting them from
selling, renting, distributing, or
exchanging your personal infor-
mation. Advise the three major
credit bureaus you do not want
personal information about you


that he may dwell in You-r courts.


shared for promotional purposes.
To stop receiving pre-approved
credit offers, call 1-888 5-optout
(1-888-567-8688).
Consumers can get the con-
tact information of the credit
bureaus and learn more about
how to prevent identity theft and
what to do if they are victimized
by visiting the Departinent's web
site at
http://www -.iiI. u jI i, 1 .'o1 i/idenl
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Alico Board in search of a new independent director


LaBelle, Florida, March 11,
2005, Alico, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALCO),
an agribusiness company operat-
ing in central and southwest
Horida, with real estate holdings
of approximately 141,000 acres,
announced today that its Nomi-
nating Committee has retained C.
W. Sweet Incorporated, a nation-
al executive search firm, to assist
in connection with its search to
find qualified new independent
directors to serve on the Alico
Board.
Gregory Mutz, chairman of the
Nominating Committee stated
that "the Nominating Committee
of the Alico Board is dedicated to
selecting nominees who have
demonstrated character and
integrity in their professional
careers and who will add value to
the Company's Board and its
business by reason of their
expertise, business acumen,
interest in the Company and pre-
vious business experience and


accomplishments." Mr. Mutz
noted that the Committee deems
it important to have a majority of
the Board who meet the inde-
pendence requirements of Nas-
daq National Market Rule 4200
(A)(15) and at least three of
whom meet the requirements of
Market Rule 4350(d)(2) relating
to qualifications for service on
and independence of audit com-
mittee members. Additionally, at
least one of the nominees must
meet the requirements to serve
as an Audit Committee Financial
Expert as defined in Item 401 (h)
of Regulation SK as promulgated
by the Securities & Exchange
Commission. The Nominating
Committee will give preference
of consideration to candidates for
nominees who possess expertise
and or experience in the busi-
nesses in which the Company is
currently engaged or may engage
in the foreseeable future. These
businesses include Agri Business,


Insurance, Finance and Real
Estate Management and Develop-
ment. Preference of considera-
tion will also be given to persons
who have demonstrated strategic
planning skills, strong business
backgrounds and experience
with public company gover-
nance. Finally, Mr. Mutz noted
that the Committee will also
consider the elect ability of
potential candidates as a part of
its decision making process.
Mr. Mutz noted that a share-
holder wishing to recommend to
the Nominating Committee a
candidate for election as a direc-
tor must submit the recommen-
dation in writing, addressed to
the Nominating Committee, care
of the Company's corporate sec-
retary at the address of the Com-
pany's headquarters, P.O. Box
338, LaBelle, Florida, 33975-
0338. Mr. Mutz noted that such
recommendations must be sub-
mitted prior to March 31, 2005 in


order to meet the Company's
time table for selecting new
nominees. Each nominating rec-
ommendation must include the
name and the number of shares
of Alico, Inc. owned by the
shareholder or group of share-
holders making the recommen-
dation and if such holdings are
in street name a certification of
beneficial ownership from the
record holder, the name, address
and telephone number of the
proposed nominee, any relation-
ships between the recommend-
ing shareholder and the pro-
posed nominee and the
qualifications of the proposed
nominee to serve as a director
including the qualifications of
such nominee to serve on the
Audit Committee of the Board of
Alico, Inc. under applicable regu-
lations of the Nasdaq Stock Mar-
ket and the Securities Exchange
Commission. The recommenda-
tion must also be accompanied


Mad cow disease still a public concern


Mad cow disease has been
back in the news with concerns
about Canadian cattle. I checked
the Center for Disease Control
(CDC) website for an update.
According to the CDC, Bovine
spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE), widely referred to as "mad
cow disease," was first diagnosed
in 1986 in Great Britain. The
Department continues to work
with federal and state partners to
conduct surveillance and to pre-
vent the introduction of BSE from
foreign sources.
The CDC website provided the
following information about Mad
Cow disease.
Question: What is BSE?
Answer: Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy (BSE), referred to
in the press as Mad Cow Disease, is
a degenerative neurological dis-
ease of cattle caused by an abnor-
mal protein called a prion. There is
strong scientific evidence indicat-
ing that BSE can be transmitted to
humans causing a variant form of
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
There have been less than 200
human cases reported worldwide.
The risk to human health from
BSE in the United States is
extremely low.
Question: Is BSE Contagious?
Answer: No, it's important to
note that BSE is not a contagious
disease; spread occur through the
ingestion of infected material, gen-
erally brain or spinal cord tissue.
Question: What has been done
to prevent BSE occurrence in the
United States?
Answer: Since 1989, live rumi-
nants have been prohibited entry
into the United States from coun-
tries that have had cases of BSE.
High-risk ruminant materials from
these countries have also been
prohibited entry. Since 1997, there
has been an FDA feed ban to pro-
hibit the use of mammalian pro-
tein in the production of ruminant
feeds.


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Life A


with Katrina Elsken


Question: Do we have BSE in
the United States?
Answer: In December 2003, a
dairy cow went down after calving,
was tested, and was found positive
for BSE in the state of Washington.
This is the only case of BSE ever
reported in the United States and
this animal was traced to a Canadi-
an herd that was sold in a herd sale
dispersal. Although a coordinated,
effective response was made by
the cattle industry, and State and
Federal officials, public concern
nationally and internationally was
very high. Good communications
deflected a panic here, with little
impact on domestic marketing, but
many of our markets around the
world were closed to U.S. beef, a
number of those remaining closed
today.
Question: If we have had only
one case, why increase our test-
ing?
Answer: There has been a pub-
lic outcry for more BSE testing,
with the United States being target-
ed for criticism. Since the Decem-
ber case, an international team of
scientists recommended that we
do a one-time, large-scale testing
effort to detect whether BSE is
present in the U.S. cattle popula-
tion and, if so, at, what level. In
response to this and to further
assure the public and our markets,
USDA has set a goal of testing
more than 250,000 target cattle
over an 18 month period. This
would detect 1 positive case in a
million animals with a 95 percent


confidence rate. Florida's goal is to
collect 4,000 samples. As of Janu-
ary 2005, approximately 189,000
samples from targeted animals
have been tested in the U.S. and
approximately 1,500 from Florida
with no positive results.
Question: What animals
should be tested?
Answer: Target cattle include
those over 30 months of age which
exhibit at least one of the follow-
ing: Downers or non-ambulatory,
those able to stand only for brief
periods, those with nervous signs,
and those condemned, moribund,
emaciated and dead cattle. Cattle
with nervous signs less than 30
months of age may also be tested.
FSIS is now required to test all pre-
slaughter condemned cattle.
Question: What tests are used
and how are results reported?
Answer: Brain tissue samples
are required for testing; thus, there
are no live animal tests. The IHC
test is considered the definitive test
but must be conducted in national
laboratories and may take a week
or more to complete. Recently
rapid tests called ELISA tests
(which can be done within 24
hours) have been approved as
screening tests and our laboratory
in Kissimmee is preparing to run
these tests. The ELISA test will
report negative or inconclusive
results, with inclusive samples
immediately sent to a national lab-
oratory for further testing. Produc-
er confidentiality is extremely
important. We are working to
ensure that any inconclusive
results are not reported out with
respect to producers or even to the
state of origin.
Question: How will we identify
cattle to be sampled?
Answer: We are currently
working with renderers who han-
dle the bulk of these cattle to
arrange for sample collection. We
are also urging producers and vet-
erinary practitioners to assist by


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Reappointed member also starts second 4-year term


reporting downers and other cattle
in those target groups for sample
collection.
Question: What about cost
recovery to practitioners, produc-
ers, and plants?
Answer: There are USDA guide-
lines in place for cost recovery pay-
ments. Payments will be made to
individuals under agreement and
can include sample collection and
submission, carcass storage, trans-
portation of carcasses, disposal of
carcasses, fees for accredited vet-
erinarians and cost recovery for
stored meat-and-bone meal/ren-
dered products.
Question: How important is
this testing?
Answer: It is important to test
as many target animals in Florida
as possible as part of the national
testing program to provide greater
assurance to the consumer public
and to support our domestic and
international marketing of beef.
While BSE is extremely rare in the
United States, without proper test-
ing, we cannot obtain the confi-
dence of our consumers and our
domestic and foreign markets.
Question: Who do I call to
request testing or receive addition-
al program information?
Answer: Information about
surveillance in Florida: United
States Department of Agriculture,
Animal and Plant Health Inspec-
tion Services, Veterinary Services,
at (352) 333-3120 or the Bureau of
Animal Disease Control at (850)
410-0900.


by the consent of the proposed
nominee to serve if nominated
and the agreement of the nomi-
nee to be contacted by and sup-
ply additional information to the
Nominating Committee, if the
Nominating Committee decides
in its discretion to ask for addi-


tional information. Mr. Mutz
noted that a complete copy of the
Nominating Committee's charter
and operating 'procedures will be
posted on the Company's web
site, www.alicoinc.com. For Fur-
ther Information Contact: John
R. Alexander at 675-2966


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Two new Governing Board
members were sworn-in today at
a South Florida Water Manage-
ment District workshop meeting
in West Palm Beach, along with
one reappointed member. Named
by Gov. Jeb Bush to serve four-
year terms, the three members
taking the oath of office today are:
Alice J. Carlson, of Naples,
appointed to succeed Trudi
Williams. An experienced finan-
cial professional, she is the presi-
dent of AJC Associates, Inc., a real
estate consulting firm serving
community development districts
in Southwest Florida. Ms. Carlson
is also a commissioner with the


Naples Airport Authority and a
board member of the South Flori-
da Land Preservation Trust Board.
Her area includes Collier, Lee,
Hendry and Charlotte counties.
Malcolm S. Wade, Jr., of
Clewiston, appointed to succeed
Hugh English. A certified public
accountant, he is Senior Vice Pres-
ident, sugar operations, for United
States Sugar Corporation. For
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LAND & GROVE AUCTION!
Lake Placid, FL 11AM, Sat
Mar 26 443.9+/- Total
Acres 3 Tracts Offered in
16 Parcels. Preview: 1-
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 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.

LOST DOGS- both V2 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-


DACHSHUND
mix 9wk 2-m
(863)763-6524

MOBILE HOME
single wide, good condition,
you must haul.
(863)673-2697





LABELLE, 4 Family Yard
Sale. Sat. March 19th.
8am-?. 192 Clay St.
A Variety of Items.


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Land & Grove 3 Tracts 443.9 Total Acres

Outstanding Road Fronlage!

Incredible Developmetl Tracts!

Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120.4 Acres
.* I.i.n ii i,,ii.n.'ieon State Road 70 Offered in 6 Parcels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5 Acres
2,977- ft. frontage on State Read 70 Offered in 5 Parcels
Tract 3: "The Gould Block" '230 Acres
SOfferied in 5 ,rceis

11AM* Saturday, March 26
H[tion Site. Tie erteita legion, Placid Post 25.
149 US Hilghwal1217 or. Lke Placid. Fl
fin S tA Pieiew- 1.iPM Salirdov. HMarh l


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
/ 390 North Bridge Street *
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-6400
Auctioneer: Mark C. Schoenwald,
Certified Estate Specialist
AB 2171 AU 2930


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SSALE


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LaBelle: Sat, March 19th,
8am-2pm, 356 Clark St.
Furniture, household items,
dishes and much more.
VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065
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July 19,2005
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Must include only one item and its price ., \
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BEST FRIEND WANTED
For 67yr old male. Female,
Non smoker. Likes Dancing.
(863)801-1558.
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


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.


Employment i


Employment
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-Atl,
MW Regional, 0/O's -No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292,

Experienced tractor
operators needed to
apply herbicide in cit-
rus groves. Incentive
program & Benefits
Call 863/673-0206


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Exp. Semi Truck
Driver F/T,
must have CDL
Class A drivers
license
R63-675-4844
GENERAL LABOR NEEDED
Asphalt workers, Concrete
finishers, Brick paver
setters, for work in
Vermont for season until
12/01/05. (802)862-6383.
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.
LOADER BOBCAT &
Backhoe Operator w/Class
A Driver Licenses needed
(239)229-4896


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

The ideal 'candidates will pos-
sess the following:

A SELF-MOTIVATOR, SELF-STARTER
WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY,
COMPUTER SKILLS AND RELIABLE
TRANSPORTATIONi'

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

CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


IMMOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


( MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and. responsible individuals.
We .offer:
-Excellent salaries
-Medical.anrd Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Ad'aricement Opportunities
-Training Program

For .an interview please call:
863-983-4224


or mail your' resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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Action Business
Corporation
A FRANCHISEE OF
CHICKEN & BISCUITS
Is now hiring
Management positions
for our *
LaBelle location
Benefits include:
Life, health,
Dental & 401k
561-992-4165


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' THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA


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Is seeking Medical Staff for our new Health
Clinic at our Immokalee Reservation. The
following positions are available:
ARNP: Active FL ARNP license. MS in Nurs-
ing Family Practice & cert. in Family Practice.
CRP/HIV cert. Primary care exp. preferred.
RN: Active FL RN license. BLS Cert. Exp in
primary care clinic preferred. Valid FL Driv-
er's license req.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT: Assist MD/ARNP w/
patients/procedures. Venipuncture, immuni-
zations, dressing changes, maintain exam
rooms. Home visits as needed. Grad. from
accredited MA program. Current CPR cert
and FL Driver's license req.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Schedule appts.,
general clerical office duties, maintain recep-
tion area. HS diploma/GED req. Prior med.
office exp. req. Knowledge of medical termi-
nology pref. Computer exp. w/MS Office. Val-
id FL Driver's license.
Further details & application available at
www.seminoletribe.com. Resumes via email
to Qaltman(semtribe.com; or fax to 954-
967-3477 or mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hollywood, FL 33024.
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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.
Alico, Inc. is an
qual Opportunity Employer


Real Estate Agents Needed Earn
up to 80%. Join the #1 Century
21 firm in. Florida. Century 21
Sunbelt Realty, Inc. Contact
Trace Pfluge.


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43 .Hw,8


LYONS PRINTING
& OFFICE SUPPLIES
411 Hwy. 80 W. LaBelle
Store Sales Responsible
For Overall Operation of
Office Supply & Copy Center
* NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE *


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A leader in the Horticulture Industry seeks
Laboratory Technicians with a BS degree in
Horticulture, Plant Science, Agronomy or related
Discipline with at least 2 years of Tissue Culture
experience. Qualified candidates should he profi-
cient in Microsoft software programs, and particu-
larly familiar with Access and Excel software.
Exceptional numerical, organizational skills are a
plus. For consideration, please fax (239 728 2522),
e-mail galarza@yoder.com, or mail your resume and
salary requirements to:
YODER BROTHERS INC.
2201 Owanita Road Alva, FL 33920


S1-877-354-2424 (TalFree)


For Legal Ads:
legaladsc'newszop.com
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Advertising:
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Nobles-Collier, Inc.,
Will begin taking applica-
tions for Packinghouse
Workers: (e.g.) Stackers,
Graders, Box Loft Posi-
tions and Shipping-Load-
ers. You must be 18 years
of age or older and have
the Immokalee I.D. white
card. No part-time work
available. Please apply at
212 Jerome Drive, Im-
mokalee, FL. NO PHONE
CALLS PLEASE!-
NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT no exp
necessary $50 Cash hiring
bonus Guaranteed in writ-
ing (888)318-1638 ext
107
www.USMailingGroup.co-
m.
Pero Farms needs a Ser-
vice/Mechanic, Devils
Garden area. Must have
own tools and a clean DL.
For info call 239-860-
0357.
POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE!! Federal,
State, Local. $14.00-
$48.00+hr. No Experi-
ence necessary. Paid
Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 111.
Se nesecita, chofer Clase A
CDL, trabajo local de lunes
a viernes. Ano redondo.
Interesados llama 863-
673-1163 deje mensaje.

SENIOR LADY
in LaBelle needs night care-
giver hours 7pm-3pm
(239)454-3556
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
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Class A
FOREMAN
For Sod Crew
Year round, Local
Phone: 863-675-2140
TRUCK DRIVERS
Yes, Krehling Industries
is expanding, still
again. Truck Drivers
earn $34k to $45k
plus. Includes Com-
prehensive Benefits.
Requires CDL B or A
license or permit. Po-
sitions are not sea-
sonal. Openings in
LaBelle and Ft. Myers
locations so Start or
Improve your career
today. Applications
available at all Kreh-
ling Locations or con-
tact Human Resourc-
es 597-3162, x385.
TRUCKDRIVER NEEDED
with Class A license
Call Armando
(863)673-0244
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
ing Out Our Simple One
Page Brochure! Free Post-
age, Supplies! Awesome
Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
MATION, CALL NOW!!
(800)242-0363 Ext.
800.



OFFICE CLEANING
P/T, Mon-Fri. Evenings in
Clewiston. Good Pay. Start
Today! 800-922-1433.


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CAR RENTAL

starting at S39.95 Per Day


and Construction, Inc.
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Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3'102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


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

Real Estat
Services


LANGFOR


QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, INC.


Driveway House Pads Demolition
Clearing Fill Dirt Culverts Silework
Specializing in Crushed Rock for Driveways!
La Belle, FL -Licnsed & Insured
OFFICE: (863) 675-8314
Call Kelvin Townsend Cell @ (863) 673-3783
Call James Phillips Cell @ (239) 825-4251


PLACE YOUR AD HERE o obIsooaINSC. HUNTERS
.. ,,,,, ......1 .,~,El CALL TODD TREE SERVICE
S' .ill Dirt Iuniruck \ Cell: 239.872.6734 TREE SERVICE
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CALL DALE OR BARB AT St.,n-, s ri,-n,,: ,
16&5T.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION


EVERETT ANDERSON III




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

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


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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


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE


(#64084599)


LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn or use tele-
medicine software & technology. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus; must have valid
Florida driver's license; background screen-
ing & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133 for
more details.


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OAKBROOK OF LABELLE V
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A Housekeeping, Floor Person, v
A Dietary Aide & CNA'S V
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^ Oakbrook of LaBelle V
A 250 Broward Ave. v
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SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64082773)


Position in Clewiston providing clinical pub-
lic health nursing. Must have valid Florida
driver's license; pre-employmenbt drug
testing, background screening & fingerprint-
ing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118 for more
details.


HANDYMAiN GLASS & MIRROR
CARPET CLEANING
Got a job too small for a wowtractor? Nts..1 Ig.
or window )1p'iur f I \e (JOEi'
YOuI 'l.l "5e5 i t ai we l ,olil ke AIW e i" i to r I,'(t U'
P'tessure Cleaning Rentvttirns i Rlpais
Fix-lt fobs Mimnrs & Showe Donr TKi 'n\
,i (863) 675-"297 ,i ...


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THERAPEDIX

Outpatient rehab seeks FT/PT
RPT, PTA, OTR, COTA, CRT,
aides, MSW. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or email to
healthflorida0 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.
A to 863-983-5116.


'ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY


(#64031079)


Provides administrative support to Nursing
Director; Need .self starter with good secre-
tarial skills & ability to use a variety of com-
puter software (i.e., word, excel, power
point, etc.). Must have valid Floirda driver's
license; background screening & finger-
printing required. EEO/AA


Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118
% for more details.


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SHENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER


Registered Nurses
*Full time Med./Surg. 7an-7pn or 7prm-?am, FL RN
Lic., I yr exp-i '-r.- E-rr.,- i'l f. E( ,. .rmd ate,
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LPN i & n
-FL LPN Lic. & IV .P.n Pr- I ert. i IV Therapy
req. Full. Part Time & Perdiem Positions Available
Home Health
'Full tin.. :F 'c ,1 "- ,, ,,
* Physical Therapist: A min of 2 yrs exp. n i ,
Rehab Nursing is required. Home Care exp. is pre
O.R. Staff Nurse
*FL RN Lic., ACLS PALS certified,
C.N.O.R. desired but not required.
Respiratory Therapist
Per Diem, CRT or RRT preferred, wuth minimum of twoI
(2) years experience in adult and general patient care.
BLS and ACLS are required. S24., O0HR.
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902 3079 or fox resume to: 863-983 0805
Drug Free Workplace- fOE


HEALTHFLORIDA
Medical center in LaBelle/Clewiston
seeks FT/PT, Doctors, PA, NP, RN,
LPN, MA, x-ray techs, diag. test
techs & receptionist. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or e-mail to
healthflorida( earthlink.net


863-675-0403
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The -rq 'of LiaBele I;>. ,prirgn appli.
cations for a Shop Mechanic.
Applications will be accepted until
March 25, 2005 at 5 p.m. Applicants
must have a high school
diploma/GED with a valid drivers
-license (Class B CDL preferred.)
Applications are available at the
LaBelle City Hall between 8:30 to 5
p.m. Monday thru Friday located at
481 Hickpochee, P.O. Box 458,,
LaBelle, FL 33975
The City of LaBelle is an Equal
Opportunity of Employer


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Bair's Electronics Service, Inc.
PREFERRED AUTHORIZED NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE
1-800-854-2929
557 DR UARTISE LUT ING SHEG JR. t E EAST.m BELLE 60
BELLE GLADE
Patrick
561-996-7687


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have,
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 1-
800-834-1267 for previ-
ous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #B02428.


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
sold!


INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNI-
TY!!! Looking for a few ex-
ceptional people to make
an above average income.
Call (800)489-8930.


Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income
& rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025

$$$$$ Weekly Use eBay to
get Paid. Get $250 in
FREE products to Start No
Inventory Required No Ex-
perience Required Call On-
lineSupplier (800)940-
4948 Ext. 5314.


Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722
www.paychecktoday.co-
m.


Services

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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.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classified.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


Bel Grande

g 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 510i
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520'
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.550
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600u
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 ,?70
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 6ir
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER- 3/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.

:pliances 515^Bi


DISHWASHER-Frigidaire,
under the counter
almond, $45
(863)675-0104

MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
$45 (863)983-1848

REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.



REFRI*RATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953

WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.

WHIRLPOOL WASHER
very nice, $80 inci
warranty & free delivery
863-675-8937


TANNING BED- 110 Volt.
new bulbs. $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.



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


BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.


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

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or 3 box 14 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679


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COMICS
(2) boxes Old comics
$500 or best offer
S (863)674-0049 1
Sports Cards, 6000+,
Baseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$100. (863)697-8547


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041 '
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DESK WITH HUTCH
Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
(863)610-0020.
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 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.
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.
OS BR SUITE- exc cond,
$375. (863)673-6842.


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


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


Hel Ih& Reduin
EquIIpmnI 2


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

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


CHECKERED RUG 5'x 8' Lt.
Blue Drk. Blue Tan like
new $35 (863)675-6696

FLATWARE SET- Hampton,
New, 88pc, gold tone,
$60. (863)674-0098.


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


Instrumentis


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6o-
string, late 40's early 50's,.:
made of Birchwood, orig.,4
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
TENOR SAX, good condi-
tion, Conn Model w/case,
$500. Call evenings
(863)675-4098.


EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.


BEAGLES, CKC reg., first-"
shots, vet certified, ready,.
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424"
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
YELLOW CRESTED COCKA-
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
(239)633-2654
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.


Pools.&


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


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


MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with FI/
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


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


QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

REG. APPALOOSA- 4yrs.
old, rideable, w/saddle,
bridle, and tack, $1500.
(863)467-1421,


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PIONEER BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Beat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. 20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.
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.
STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse, Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!
Will beat any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.


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Computer/
Video


I Furniture


Empidyment
Full Tim6 205


Telephone,
Services I


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Stereo
Equipment 71


Employment
Medical


I Waned to Bu


Gol Clubs/


I Hose 8401


Houseold
Item 63n


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.
ONE .CALL STANDS BE-
TWEEN YOUR BUSINESS:
and millions of potential
customers. Place your ad-
vertisement in the FL Clas-
sified Advertising Network.
For $450 your ad will bet-
placed in over 150 papers..-
Check out our 2x2 and 2x4'-
display network too! Call
this paper, or Heather
Mola, FL Statewide Net-
work Director at
(866)742-1373, or e-mail--
hmola@flpress.com fort
more information. (Out of;
State placement is also,
available.) Visit us online-
at www.florida-
classifieds.com.
SPA! Overstocked! New 7-
person spa-Loaded! In-.
cludes cover, delivery &-
warranty. $2999, was'
$5999. (888)397-3529.

TRL. STEPS |:
$10 good shape
(865)924-9228
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WESTERN SADDLE- 14
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings
(863)675-4098

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


BLUE DIXON ZTR nice
cond. well maintainned
$600 ask for lan
(863)517-1177

Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113


RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.


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


Rentals



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



Warehouse/Office Space
2500 Sq. Ft., $1500 mo.
Warehouse
1250 sq. ft., $750 mo.
1st, last & security
863-675-1032


HOUSE 3BR & TRAILERS-
No Dogs, Lazy T Ranch,
(863)675-1614.


LABELLE- 4BR, 2BA, on a
acre with 'switffiTft
$pool. Large screen porch
$875. ro. (863)675"01T'4.


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

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 Property108u



ESTABLISHED BAIT
TACKLE & MARINE
SUPPLY BUSINESS
located adjacent to
Public Boat Ramp
(863)675-8828 days






5 ACERS +- w/DBL WIDE
'96 2 wells 3BR/2BA
30' front porch, Case Rd.
$189,000 863-843-0227

BUCKINGHAM Country
Living 2.5 ac. fenced, 3br
2ba, den, pool, 2 car
garage 2 work shops By
owner $400,000. Call for
appt. 239-690-5002.

HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm


Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Qnly $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.


LaBelle: BEAUTIFUL
RIVERVIEW HOME SITES.
Build your dream home on
this prime location w/a
gorgeous view of the Ca-
loosa Hatchee River &
Water Front Park. Corner
lots on CR 78 & Avalon
Ave. $185,000. Add 2nd
adjoining home site for
$50,000. 863-517-0977

BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love there
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
in LeBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd. Approx size
219.18'W X 397.5D
$95,000. 954-817-1112 or
863 517-0977.

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


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40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-
0501.

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

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 GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
9QQ
FREE LAND LIST- NC
MOUNTAINS- Custom
built log homes, river
frontage and beautiful se-
cluded land off Blue Ridge
Parkway. Call 1 now.
(800)455-1981, ext. 133.


Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.
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)426-2326 'or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263.


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NEW OFFICE SPACE under construction
in downtown LaBelle. Will finish to suite.
Lease from 1,000 to 4,000 sq. ft. $1,000 to
$4,000 per month. Common Area
Maintenance $250 to $1,000 per month.
Contact Trace Pfluge for details.


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Shoreside
Realty &
Mortgage, Inc.

Our I.lIclc Offici i now openiii
Plcasc Ul)p l 45) HOT i i80 :
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.
Enjo- 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,
sw ng pool, club-
house and many activ-
ities. $219,900.
Call us today the
"Active Realtors"


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SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO0.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 015
Mobile Homes Sale 2021



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

LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard,$80,000. or
rent $800 mo. Call for de-
tails. 863-234-9540.

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
1/Bedroom, A/C & W/D
Adult Park in City
No Children- No Pets
Call (863)517-0764 M/P or
675-7625 evenings



1-3 Cuartos dos banos
lista PARA SER occupada
1/V4 Acr. -/+ para mas
information Llame Al
(863)675-8888


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


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

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

DOUBLE WIDE 3br, 2ba,
Exc. cond. $1000 down
$579. mo. With good
credit only. 239-571-0449.


CALOOSA MOBILE HOMES

Tanglewood Oaks Sub-Division in LaBelle
is a nice quiet neighborhood, close to town
& schools. Come in and select your lot and
Double-Wide.

Horseshoe Acres this nice rural communi-
ty is located off of Hwy 80 between LaBelle
& Clewiston. If you're looking for peace and
quiet this is the place for you. We currently
have a 4 bedroom 2 bath home set up on a
large cul-de-sac lot. $85,900.

Caloosa Mobile Homes also has land/home
packages available in Cresent Acres.

Come by the office at 600 E. Cowboy Way
in LaBelle and look at our selection of beau-
tiful ScotBilt homes. (863)674-4300 or toll
free (866)372-4300.


FOR SALE BY OWNER-
2BR,2BA dbl wide in Oak
Park Vilg, resident owned
55+ community in Alva,
very nice, enclosed Florida
room, $103,000,
(9q? 7R-R777Rf
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091
SINGLE WIDE 1993:
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000
(239)657-4614

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



Recreation



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


BOAT DOCKAGE $200 Mo.
safe, private & affordable
located near the Ortona
Lock off of the Caloosa-
hatchee River
(863)675-7080
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.
(863)673-1574

.

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


RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.


CAMPER TOP- deluxe for
longbed PU, $500,
863)675-0636 or
239)896-2025.
STARCRAFT 1972 Pop Up
Camper, A/C, Fridge,
Sleeps 5, Very Clean.
$800. (863)674-0697
ST. PATTY'S RV SALE!
March 17th-20th. Nation's
#1 Selling RV's! Low Sale
Prices! Giant Recreation
World *Melbourne-
(800)700-1021.
QOrlando- (800)654-
8475. *Daytona-
(800)893-2552.
www.grwrv.com.

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




EVINRUDE MOTOR '83
7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '92
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
EVINRUDE MOTOR '77
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
863-467-1960
JOHNSON MOTOR '85
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42"' shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


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For only

$10 a week

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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


CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.

CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
DODGE DIPLAMAT '87 4
new tires, cold air, clear ti-
tle $800 or best offer
(863)675-3185
FORD ESCORT
'96, Good condition.
$900.
(772)359-5144.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
Signature series,, ,122K,
ood cond, moon roof,
3500 (570)241-4388.
MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer: You haul.
(863)983-4154.
NISSAN MAXIMA '92
runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
(863)697-1600
TOYOTA TERCEL 89,
$200. or best offer.
(863)612-0114.
*** ** *"**
Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
Call (863)673-3642.
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft. bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
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


One commercial building, 2
.igc pole barns. RV camp-
ground, 20 hook-ups, 6 rental
units, 4 mobile homes and 2
houses. Stocked pond with


ML ChO.

Sm US


675 4550
10 acres with
approx. 600 ft. on
I wy 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 corner
lot with large park-
ing lot $600,000.
Rodney Murray
Lic Real Estate Broker
'Assoc: Seth Howard


$650,000


Pamela Vertullo
REALTOR',
ERA Beaver Real Estate'
1825 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FI. 33907


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(863) 673-2754
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(239) 939-1044

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CHEVY '83, ton, .Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000. Or best
offer. (863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper inci. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
CHEVY SURBAN, 1982
1 owner, good condition,
$2,500.
Call 863-675-4317.
CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
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

Pat-eair 041


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

FORD 8 LUG RIMS- 2005,
factory chrome, $200 for
all (863)634-3262.

MOTOR & TRANSMISSION
350 GM. Very Good
I condition. $400.
(239)839-6149.
RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.


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TIRES (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953


FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.

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



GEO TRACKER '91, auto,
Soft top, Chrome Saw
Blade wheels. New tires.
$600 863-634-5914.

ISUZU RODEO, '92
runs good, driven daily
$1800
(863)467-9288


FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public-
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on March
19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drve, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore:
Sofa, chairs, coffee table, large
rug, misc. items, pot belly stove,
misc. items.
558106 COS 3/1017/05
Shop here first!
The classified ads.
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y ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID "s
Hendry County Non Profit Housing ,Inc., will be receiving sealed bids for
furnishing all of labor and materials, performing all work necessary and
incidental as called for in the landscaping of Greentee East in Clewiston,
Florida. Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or mailed to P.O. Box 1820, LaBelle, FL 33975 up until 12:00 p.m.,
March 31st, 2005. All bids received will be publicly opened and read
aloud at above address April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings may be examined and working specifications
may be obtained from the office of Hendry County building Department,
100 East El Paso, Clewiston; or 112 South Lee Street, LaBelle.

Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.
Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
1. Proposal
2. List of proposed subcontractors
3. Genera company information, including list of references for
similar type work.
4, Proof of General Liability Insurance and Worker's Compen-
sation Insurance.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed critena.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17,24,31/2005

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'Celebrity' auction



slated for 4-H fun


The Pro Steadman Schol-
arship Fund was started as a
community project in honor
of Mrs. Pro Steadman. "Pro"
was the mother of five 4-
H'ers, a leader for ten years,
and was very active in all sec-
tors of the 4-H program. She
believed in the 4-H organiza-
tion and seeing it reach its full
potential for bringing families
together.and keeping mem-
bers interested in worthwhile
projects. She was diagnosed
with ALS (commonly known
as Lou Gehrig's disease) in
May of 1988. Throughout her
struggle with the disease, she
Maintained her interest and
involvement in youth pro-
grams as much as.she physi-
cally could. She died in
December of 1992, but still
lives on in the hearts of the
many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, Cur-
rent President of the Hendry


County Fair Association, came
up with the idea of starting an
annual men's cake auction at
the County Fair to raise
money for a 4-H Scholarship
in honor of Pro. The idea
involved many male "celebri-
ties" from our local commu-
nities and required them to
bake a cake to be auctioned
at the Fair. The idea really
took off and with the help of
many generous cake makers
and bidders, as well as volun-
teers and Fair Directors, the
auction now raises the money
to provide two college schol-
arships each year to worthy 4-
H members.
The male celebrity cake
auction will take place on Fri-
day, March 18, at the Hendry
County Fairgrounds begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please
come out and give your sup-
port.


Teachers, agents earn masters degrees


High school teachers and coun-
ty extension agents can now earn
their master of science degree via a
new distance education program
beginning this month at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
"We knew there was a need for
this type of degree program," said
BriAn Myers, an assistant professor
of agricultural education at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS), and coordina-
tor of the online program. "Teach-
ers and extension agents need
graduate degrees for career
advancement, but many of them
live too far from a university to
attend regular classes.This distance
learning program will allow them
to keep' their jobs and stay clbse to
home."
Sharon Guest-Tagliavento, a
UF/IFAS Flagler County 4-H exten-
sion agent participating in the pro-
gram, said it eliminates a two-hour
commute each way to the universi-
ty in Gainesville. "It gives me time
for my 4-H work that would other-
wise be spent driving and sitting in
a classroom until late in the
evening."
Marie Fussell, a teacher at Bar-
tow High School in Polk County,
likes the specific nature of the


courses. "It's all about something I
can use," she said.
When asked how they'll fit class
work into their already 'packed
schedules, Fussell and her friend,
Keitha Barnhorst, another teacher
from Polk County, looked at each
other and smiled. "Looks like we
will be busy every Saturday from 8
a.m. until noon," Barnhorst said.
Faculty in the UF/IFAS College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences tai-
lored the distance program to meet
the needs of extension agents and
teachers in the public school sys-
tem, including courses for improv-
ing technical skills and classroom
teaching methods. In addition,
there are courses in program devel-
opment and adult education
designed for extension agents.
Distance education courses are
offered during three semesters per
year, and participants register for
two courses each semester. "We
split the classes each semester, so
our students take one class at a
time, eight weeks per class," Myers
said. "Because teachers and exten-
sion agents are so busy, they find it
easier to concentrate on just one
class at a time."
Instead of completing a thesis,
each class member must submit a


final project at the end of the two-
and-one-half-year program of
study.
Myers said the first class, which
begins in January 2005, has 19 par-
ticipants, including 4 extension
agents and 15 high school teach-
ers. Future classes will have a maxi-
mum of 20 participants. "Members
of each class will move through the
program together, building a net-
work of support that will help them
in their courses and in their profes-
sional careers."


Students are required to visit the
UF campus in Gainesville twice -
once for orientation before classes
begin, and again at the end of the
degree program when they present
their final projects to their class-
mates and professors.
Myers hopes the distance edu-
cation program will grow to serve
teachers and agents in other states.
"We have already had inquiries
about expanding the program in
other southeastern states. Our first
class has a student from Georgia.


Scholarships available


Florida high school seniors
have a chance to win up to
$6,500 in scholarship funding.
The program benefits students
from across the state, with prize
money going to both the first-
and second-place essays in each
of the association's 13 districts.
District-winning essays will each
win a $1,500 scholarship prize;
second-place entries will receive
a $500 scholarship. District-win-
ning essays will compete got
three $5,000 FAR scholarships
on the statewide level.


Write a typed, double-spaced
essay 500 words or less on
"How Does a REALTOR Profes-
sional Benefit the Community?"
Check with your high school for
an application kit, or go to the
media section of FAR's media
Center Website (http://media.liv-
ing.net/scholarship2005/index.h
tml) to download it. All essays
must be submitted by Friday,
March 25, 2005, to the Florida
Association of REALTORS, 7025
Augusta National Drive, PO Box
725025, Orlando, FL 32872-5025.


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