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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 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
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PROUD TO SALUTE
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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 dinners and
all the fun they can handle!
Dog Wash-Arama
and Auction
The Caloosa Humane Soci-
ety, Inc. will be holding a bene-
fit fundraiser on Saturday,
March 26 from 8 a.m. until I
p.m.-ish. They are-inviting you
to bring your dirty dogs and
your yard sale mad money and
join in the fun! There will be
food, fun and lots of wet dogs.
The dog wash includes flea
treatment, nail trim and ear
cleaning all for only $10. Every
dog bathed will have a chance
to win a gift There will be a pet
store auction starting at 10 a.m.
and also a 50/50 drawing. Avid
Ident-a-Chips are available for
$20 which includes the Nation-
al Registration. Horses and
goats are.also welcome. This
event will be held at the shelter
on Pratt Blvd, behind the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment. Come out and show
your support for the Caloosa
Humane Society!
Library annual
meeting set
The Barron Library Board of
Directors has set the annual
meeting for Tuesday, March 29,
at 7:30 p.m. Reports will be
given by the board and by the
Friends of the Library. Refresh-
ments will be served. Don't for-
get, you can send a donation to
your library at P.O. Box 785,
LaBelle, FL 33075.
19th Flywheelers
Antique Show
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 trac-
tors 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 serv-
ing food starting Friday at noon
through Sunday a.m. including
great barbeque. The admission
and parking is free. Friday is set-
up day with show in the p.m.
Saturday show daylight until
dark. Sunday show, daylight

Index
Classifieds ........ B5-B7
Editorial ........ ... .4
Speak Out ........... .4
Social NeWs .......... 5
Sports ......... .8-9

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By Patty Brant
Agriculture took center stage as
'the focus of last Thursday's South
Florida Regional Planning Council
meeting at the LaBelle Civic Center
turned to economy and growth
issues in Hendry/Glades, and the
Southwest Florida agricultural
community. A five-man panel of
experts from a variety of interests
did their best to educate SFRPC
members on this area's true
needs.
Back up came from an unex-


pected arena: Sarasota County
Commissioner Jon Thaxton came
out four-square for the protection
of agriculture. He noted, however,
that it will take a lot of political will
to keep agriculture as a viable part.
of Southwest Florida's culture and
economy.
He proposed an agriculture
overlay in the comprehensive
plan, saying a "holding pattern"
cannot succeed in keeping agricul-
ture as part of the fabric'of our
society.


He also suggested that farmers
should be offered a chance to sell
their property rights if they want to,
and that landowners should not
be penalized if environmental
infrastructure is imposed upon
them. (For instance, it should not
cost the farmer if they have scrub
jays, gopher tortoises, etc.,on their
property.) He argued for equity in
ag sales and environmental/work-
force regulations. The fact that this
country actually subsidizes foreign
countries is absurd. The market


Take Pride in America: Sharing the wealth


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Staff photos/Patty Brant
Two Take Pride in America volunteers are so
engrossed in their work that they barely take
notice of the rushing water below them and the
backdrop to their efforts, a row of stately South
Florida palms. --.


Camp E Tu Makee counselor and
teacher Amber Pingleton, center, and
one of her students give a helping
hand to Kentucky resident and Ortona
winter visitor Lynn Oakes.


Volunteers shape the future


By Patty Brant
On the 20th anniversary of the
national Take Pride in America
movement, volunteers young
and young-at-heart gathered at
Ortona Locks Campground to
participate in the first ever such
event there. Beginning in the
chilly morning air, ten kids from
Eckerd's Camp E Tu Makee,
along with three staff members
and a large number of part time
Ortona campground residents
came together to spruce up the
park on the south side of the
Caloosahatchee River.
Park Ranger Rich Bailey and
Corps of Engineers construction
rep/inspector Matt Whigham
coordinated the morning's work.
Ranger Bailey is stationed at the
W.P, Franklin visitor center. Only
a park ranger since this past Jan-
uary, he has a background in
wildlife, having worked in Wis-
consin and Pennsylvania with the
US Forest Service and as a biolo-
gist with the Corps of Engineers
in Clewiston. He is tasked with
developing a landscape plan for
the Franklin and Ortona Lock
campgrounds. The plan is to


cheats farmers, he said, adding
that the estate tax also needs to be
decreased.
Gulf Citrus Growers Associa-
tion's Ron Hamel-put the panel
together, which included himself,
-David Bridges from Farm Credit of
Southwest Florida, Dr. Fritz Roka,
with the University of Florida Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, former Hendry County
Agent Dallas Townsend and Boni-
ta Bay's Mitch Hutchcraft, speak-
ing from the developers point of


view.
Mr. Hamel explained that Gulf
Citrus Growers Association covers
a five county area: Hendry, Glades,
Charlotte, Lee and Collier. The
Gulf region has some 180,000
acres planted in citrus. Providing
25 percent of Florida's total citrus
production, the industry has a $1
billion economic impact on the
five-county region.
Mr. Hamel's presentation high-

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Committees



take on LMS


By Patty Brant
Since the first meeting to
forge better communications
between LaBelle Middle
School parents and teachers,
both sides have been doing
their homework. At the
group's second meeting,
March 15, they continued their
joint efforts
As promised, Principal
Debbie Davis presented statis-
tics on the school's discipline
records over this school term
and last. First, however, she
revealed the' results of her
investigation into the Decem-
ber 7 incident that prompted
the parental outcry for better
communications.
She told parents it started
_ when a full size flag that had
been brought ;to school in a
backpack was.unfurled and
"inappropriate remarks"
made by some "intolerafit"


students. The remarks escalat-
ed into a fight, which was
quickly controlled by adults
on campus. Ms. Davis said this
was the only violence result-
ing from. the incident. The
sheriff's office was called and
law enforcement officers
.patrolled the campus for 3-4
days. Administration "tight-
ened the reins" for a while to
ensure the students' safety,
she added.
She commented that
remarks made by two intoler-
ant students do not represent
LMS and invited parents to
come to the school for break-,
fast, .lunch or change of class
to see for themselves how
well the students of all ethnic
backgrounds interact.
She also explained how the
rumor of students having sex
See LMS-Page 2


Event focuses on


children's issues


Volunteer Wanda McKinnell of Wisconsin said it was her
second stay at Ortona Campground. She is pictured
brushing sealant on one of the bridges as water rushed
under her to the Caloosahatchee River. She said volun-
teering helps her stay active, it's fun and allows her and
her husband, Neil, to give some back to the community. It
was their first effort for the Take Pride in America program.


return the sites to all native vege-
tation, removing exotics where
'they are established and replac-
ing them with native varieties like
red maple, live oak, dahoon
holly, cocoa plum, Simpson


Stopper, silver and green saw pal-
mettos and coontie.
Take Pride in America events
took place at both WP.R Franklin
See Volunteers Page 2


Children's organizations
throughout Hendry and
Glades counties will celebrate
Children's Week next month,
with a Children's Fair at
LaBelle Elementary School.
This is the third year for the
Children's Fair, which will be
held Saturday, April 2, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children will participate in
fun activities, such as button
making, paper hat decorating
and hand print crafts, as well
as a reading corner. Each fam-
ily that attends will be given a
free book. Door prizes will be
awarded and cookies and
juice will be served.
There also will be. free


hearing and vision screenings.
A fire truck, canine unit and
ambulance also will be on dis-
play as instructional tools for
children.
The Children's Week activi-
ties are sponsored by the Early
Learning Coalition of South-
west Florida, Family Service
Network of Hendry/Glades,
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da and the United Way/211
Service to call attention to the
need for more high' quality
child care for young children
from infancy to age five.
Children's 'Week is a
statewide celebration with
See Children Page 2


Mr. Generosity reaches 100!


Mr. Ken Curtis was surprised
by all of his friends from Edison
College, past and present Edison
College scholarship recipients,
family and friends that came to
celebrate the life of an extraordi-
nary man. He was delighted to
see everyone involved and was
thrilled that they managed to pull
off the surprise part. His caregiver
of 18 years, Ruby Hanson Bush,
even made sure that she cut the
announcement out of the
Caloosa Belle newspaper that he
still manages to read week.
Edison College provided a
cookout with hot dogs, ham-
burgers and all the trimmings
that the LaBelle High School jun-
ior class capably served. A huge
"100" birthday cake was a hit
with Mr. Curtis. Edison teacher
Cindy Miller was on hand to play
happy birthday on the keyboard
and in addition played" I Want to
Spend the Peace With You," a
song that Mr. Curtis composed
and had copyrighted in 1942,
during war time when he was
drafted at almost 40 years of age!
Ms. Miller remarked what an


interesting man he is a lot of
fun and a good sport.
Everyone came to honor the
wonderful man and humanitari-
an that he is. Most locals and
LaBelle High School students
especially are aware that Mr. Cur-
tis has set up an Edison College
Scholarship fund, and expanded
it in memory of his wife Isabella.
By the fall of 2005 it is expected
that over 1,500 students willjiave
taken advantage of the scholar-
ship that was initialized in May of
1985. Mr. Curtis has invested over
6 million dollars in the endow-
ment fund. Students wishing to
attend Edison on the Curtis
Scholarship must maintain a 3.0
grade point average. Tuition for
two years is paid, books are also
included and a travel stipend of
$350 a semester is provided. Stu-
dents may earn an AA Degree at
no cost. Several dedicated high
school students are dual enrolled
and earn a college AA degree
while they are still attending high
school. Education is especially
important to Mr. Curtis.
He is an extraordinary man


not just because of his curiosity,
generosity or that fact that he has
reached his 100th birthday. He
has a genuine interest in all those
around him, thinking of others
before himself. It seems that suc-
cess and longevity is all about
attitude. He remarked that he
made his fortune, lost it all, and
started all over again at age 60
and then made his second for-
tune. He is a voracious reader,
having read every book in the
Barron. Library and has also
donated many. He enjoys myster-
ies and Florida history. He works
the Ft. Myers NewsPress cross-
word puzzle every day and won't
stop until it's totally complete,
says his weekend caregiver Bar-
bara Skinner. He. believes this
helps keep his mind sharp. He
also does a form of tai chi exer-
cise every day lying on his bed to
alleviate the chance of a costly
fall. He still has his sense of
humor, a big smile for everyone,
a sparkle in his eye and seems
genuinely joyful He enjoys hav-
ing visitors just not during 1:00
p.m. (naptime).


Staff photo/Donna.Mlaster
More than 100 well-wishers surprised Ken Curtis with* A00th
birthday party, which took place at his home. on SAatteday,
March 19, 2005. '.. .


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Children
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proclamations issued by the
Florida Legislature, as well as
local governments throughout
Florida. Thousands of hand-
prints created by children in
Southwest Florida already have
been sent to Tallahassee for the
event.
"We know that the quality of
child care that children receive
from birth to age three has a
major impact on the rest of their
lives," said Rhea B. Mike, Execu-
tive Director of Child Care of
Southwest Florida, which oper-
ates the Children's Garden of
LaBelle child care center. "That's
why it is vitally important that
our community leaders make
the well-being of children and
families our highest priority."
More than 185 children of
low-income working parents are
currently on waiting lists to
receive financial assistance for
child care in Hendry and Glades
counties, according to data com-
piled by Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc.
"Working parents need


LMS
Continued From Page 1
on campus got started. She said
several students found they
could slip under a portable class-
room, which needed repairs to
its skirting and skip class. One
time a girl and boy were discov-
ered there together, but were
found very soon after the period
started and nothing happened.
She said staff eliminated the
problem by fixing the skirting.
She added that LMS doesn't have
a big problem with students
skipping class since there is real-
ly no place for them to go any-
way.
Ms. Davis also explained
some curriculum features that
teach students to make good
decisions, manage peer pressure
and resolve conflicts.
Ms. Davis then gave parents a
rundown on the most prevalent
discipline issues at the school:
Group 1: General in school
disruption disrespect, harass-
ment
Group 2: Defiance of school
authorities, insubordination;
simple assault; unacceptable
physical contact (pushing, shov-
ing not hitting or slapping)
Group 3: Minor battery, minor
fighting, fighting serious
Group 5: Drugs. When a stu-
dent is found in possession of
drugs, law enforcement must be
called in, she said even if the
suspected "drugs" are not real.
She cited one incident this year
in which a student brought tal-
cum powder to school and told
students it was cocaine.
She said everyone at the
school is very concerned about
drug activity and explained that
staff may search students and
their belongings, but only with


Volunteers
Continued From Page 1
Locks and Ortona March 19; a sim-
ilar event is planned for St. Lucie in
April.
Matt Whigham has been with
the Army Corps of Engineers for 25
years as a construction rep/inspec-
tor covering all recreation areas,
levies and locks in this area. He
spent five years working at the
Corps' station in Clewiston and is a
resident of LaBelle. He rolled up his
sleeves and worked as hard as the
kids, planting and mulching. He
said the ranger will evaluate what's
been done so far and plan for next
year's event.
Volunteers Sandra and Leo


affordable quality child care for
their children in order to work. It
is the responsibility of parents,
employers and community lead-
ers to see that no child is left at
home alone because of the
unavailability of child care," said
Greg Montague, chairman of the
board of directors of Child Care
of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc., is a non-profit organiza-
tion that has provided high quali-
ty child care services throughout
Southwest Florida since 1967.
The agency provides child care
for children from infancy
through age 16 at its 12 directly-
operated and other child care
centers throughout Southwest
Florida. In addition, it offers
referral services for families
seeking child care, conducts and
coordinates training for child
care workers and administers
the federal and state child care
subsidy program for parents
who cannot afford child care.
For more information about
the Children's Week activities,
call Valerie Thompson at the Lit-
tle House in LaBelle at 863-675-
8383.


"reasonable cause." She said
that, if a teacher is on sidewalk
duty and sees a drug "handoff,"
they can intervene. If a student
tells a teacher that another stu-
dents has drugs, then that stu-
dent and his/her belongings can
be searched. However, school
personnel do not do intimate
physical searches. The identity
of a student who provides infor-
mation on another student pos-
sessing drugs, is kept strictly
confidential, she said.
Ms. Davis also provided hard
numbers of specific types of inci-
dents on campus during 2003-04
and thus far this year. They are:

General in school disruption:
2003-04, 389; 2004-05, 272
Disruption: 2003-04, 157;
2004-05, 106
Defiance: 2003-04, 194, 2004-
05,230
Simple assault: 2003-04, 12;
2004-05, 13
Unacceptable physical con-
tact: 2003-04; 2004-05, 64, 69
Minor battery: 2003-04, 4;
2004-05, 12
Minor fighting: 2003-04, 34;
2004-05, 31
Drugs: 2003-04, 5; 2004-05, 4

The group then split up into
committee.' cove'ffng the five
areas of concern identified at the
first meeting in February: educa-
tional opportunities, communi-
cation, dress code, safety/bus
and drugs/racism. These com-
mittees are to continue meeting
over the coming weeks and
report their ideas for improve-
ment at the next meeting at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in.the
cafeteria.
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Chouinard of Michigan have
enjoyed staying at the Ortona
Campground for four years now.
They also volunteer with Corps
biologists, assisting in taking water
data and a manatee watch.
Lynn Oakes of Kentucky and his
wife also spent their Saturday
morning with the volunteer group -
Lynn showing the kids from E Tu
Makee how to plant trees and
shrubs properly. He was pleased
with the caliber of work the kids
put out, saying there were no
slouchers in the group and all were
doing a good job.
Amber Pingleton has been a
counselor and teacher at the Eck-
erd camp for 19 months. She
pitched in with a rake and shovel
herself as well. The camp kids


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lighted urban/rural interaction with
agriculture. With Hendry County
consistently #1-2 in citrus produc-
tion and Collier perennially in the
top ten, he noted that this repre-
sents a "substantial part of the
industry." Having been spared thus
far from natural disasters like
freezes and hurricanes and with
blessed with land and water, this
area has had more "holding
power," he noted.
Mr. Hamel characterized
Hendry/Collier as the heart of Gulf
region citrus, and of winter veg-
etable crops. Farmers are tradition-
ally land rich and cash poor, he
said, and stand solidly behind pri-
vate property rights.
Mr. Hamel counted off the citrus
industry's major issues for the
uninitiated on the council:
# 1 Protection of tariff on Brazil-
ian orange juice. The industry con-
tinues to lobby Washington, sup-
ported by Florida's legislators, he
'told them. He explained that
money from a tariff would stay in
the US treasury it is not a subsidy
to farmers. He added that farmers
bear brunt of bad leadership when
legislators pass laws affecting agri-,
culture without fully understanding
the consequences.
#2 Canker. In the fight against
citrus canker, 1.2 million commer-
cial trees have been destroyed in
this five county area. -A two-year
moratorium on planting coupled
with a 5-7 year maturity span
before trees produce fruit, keeps
that land out of production fpr up
to nine years. The 1,900-foot buffer
zone around an infected tree,
equals 240-260 acres also effective-
ly taken out of production.
With dire forecasts for the citrus
industry, Mr. Hamel predicted this
would be the "last domino to fall"
as far as citrus industry is con-
cerned. One positive note for this
area: with the East Coast's famed
Indian River production area in
jeopardy, Ir. Hamel said he can
foresee fresh varieties being plant-
ed here. He also cited a problem
with trees being illegally moved
from Dade-Broward to west coast.
During his presentation, Farm
Credit of Southwest Florida's
Senior Vice President of Marketing
and' Governmental Legislation
David Bridges explained that his
company covers a ten county area
from Manatee to Collier. He provid-
ed some background for the coun-
cil, saying that urban/rural issues
are now a "big .thing." He noted
that new home starts are increas-
ing and that people are migrating
to lifestylee farms." Working farms,
he noted, tend to last three genera-
tions (the first generation builds it,
the second holds it and the third
either loses or liquidates it due to
overwhelming estate taxes or
other pressures).
Mr. Bridges said that for this
state to preserve the "culture of
agriculture," the community as a
whole must draw lines that mean
something or "people will be, all
over."
Dr. Fritz Roka IFAS, started his
discourse by saying that it is "hard
to be optimistic in reference to agri-
culture," given the adverse global
aspects for American farmers at


planted and mulched trees and
shrubs, while volunteer Ortona
camp residents brushed wooden
fences and bridges with water
sealant and replaced picnic table
boards.
The kids put out a lot of effort
for the morning, but seemed to feel
they were getting at least as much
out of the experience themselves.
One young man said they were
being shown what they need to be
doing to make a better life; another
looked forward to bringing his
own children to the park some day,
showing them the trees he planted.
Rhode Island residents
Stephanie Pezzullo and her hus-
band, are spending the winter at
the Ortona Campground. She said
they volunteer with the Corps'


this time. Mechanical harvesting
will provide a possibility for
decreasing costs for the American
farmer, he said. Farmworker wel-
fare and transportation are also big
challenges for the American farm-
ers. He said the broader communi-
ty must get involved and begin to
understand what the industry
faces.
Growth is biggest single factor
in agricultural economy here, he
said, and the increased value of
land has big effect on agriculture.
He also noted that an agricultural
environment and cultural ameni-
ties are "unpaid public benefits" to
the community that should be pro-
tected.
A local "agriculture legend,"
Dallas Townsend provided a quick
overview of agriculture in this area.
He said many families got their
start here in the 1920s and '30s. At
that time they could make a living
with 500 cows; then they had to
have 1,000, then 1,500. This "econ-
omy of scale" does not remain stat-
ic, he said, and the farmer in con-
tinually challenged just to remain
economically solvent.
Mr. Townsend cited excessive
estate taxes as having forced many
families to dissolve their farms.
Government land- purchases,
including the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Project (CERP),
for panther habitat and two
stormwater treatment facilities in
Hendry County have taken much
agricultural land out of production
and off the tax roles. Some 30,000
acres has been purchased in
Hendry County by the government
and another 13,000 acres is target-
ed: east of Southern Gardens juice
plant and southeast of LaBelle.
The government has also pur-
chased vast tracts for panther habi-
tat: the OK Slough, Dinner Island
(which was one of the most pro-
ductive cattle ranches in the coun-
try, and an are where he said he
never saw a panther) and other
ranches.
He also pointed out that, when
the government buys the land, eco-
nomic activity on it ceases taking it
off the tax rolls. From Hendry
County's standpoint some $4 mil-
lion has been lost from its ad valo-
rum tax base. That represents a sig-
nificant part of the local budget, he
noted,. and the county already
levies 9+ mills now. He also
explained that, unlike residential or
commercial taxpayers, agriculture
only requires about 35 cents in gov-
ernment services per dollar it pays
in taxes.
He said that conservation ease-
ments can severely hamper future
economic prosperity and that pro-
viding incentives to landowners to
participate in conservation projects
would be a better approach.
From the developer's point of
view, Mitch Hutchcraft said that
agriculture, the rest of the commu-
nity and development is all interre-
lated. Developers, he said, can help
plan for future. "This is the wrong
time to sit back and point fingers,"
he commented, and praised
Hendry County for its efforts to pre-
pare for development. Its North-
west Area Study is a "step in right
direction," adding, it's "all part of
bigger question."
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manatee photo ID program, which
tracks the gentle mammals and
documents their travels, births and
so on. They've been at the park
since October and it is their first
time here. Stephanie said we are all
fortunate to have such an area
here. The work is only for a few
hours, she said, adding it's impor-
tant to return something to the
community and preserve our natu-
ral heritage.
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Obituaries


Wayne James Jones
Wayne James Jones, age 89,
of LaBelle, passed away March
14, 2005, in Lehigh Acres. He was
born October 31, 1915 in Kor-
tright. NY to Charles A. Jones and
Martha A. McClanahan Jones.
Wayne was a veteran of the Army
Air Force and served during
WWII. He was a member of
Masons for 32 years, the Elks, and
the American Legion for 57 years.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of
Kortright before moving to


LaBelle 27 years ago.
Survivors include his
nephews: Ralph C. Jones Jr. of
LaBelle and Donald C. Jones of
Lake Toxaway, NC, nieces: Mari-
on Hoagland of Grand Gorge, NY
and Port Charlotte and several
great nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his sis-
ter: Mildred Dayton, brothers:
Lynn Jones, Ralph C. Jones Sr.
and Paul H. Jones and a niece:
Bette Hesse.
Funeral services were held


Saturday, March 19, 2005, 3:30
p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Rev.
George Rodriguez officiating. Vis-
itation was from 2-3:30, prior to
the start of services at the funeral
home. Interment will be in Dav-
enport Cemetery in Davenport,
NY at a later date. The Jones fami-
ly would like to extend a special
thanks to the A-Wing for the
excellent care Wayne received at
Cross Key Manor.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.
Nicole Marie Hamilton
Nicole Marie Hamilton, age


Build it and they will come


The number of officers playing
softball at the third Annual
State Attorney's Law Enforce-
ment Appreciation Softball Tour-
nament has doubled
since the games first began in
2003 expanding from fewer than
two hundred to more than 350
officers participating. The event is
April 9, from dawn to dusk at the
Lee County Sports Complex.
State Attorney Steve Russell
attributes the overwhelming suc-
cess of the tournament to public
support and community involve-
ment. "We have a sponsor for
each one of the 21 law enforce-
ment teams with proceeds going
to benefit Crime Stoppers," says
Russell. "Each one of the spon-
sors is sending a message to the
officers that they value their com-
mitment to protect and it also
emphasizes to our citizens their
resolve to strengthen the partner-
ship between law enforcement


and the public."
The number of agencies par-
ticipating (listed below) has
grown from 16 to 21. Word of the
event has traveled as far as Miami
and Tampa with agencies from
those cities wanting to partici-
pate. "We are pleased that agen-
cies outside the circuit wish to
play," says Russell, "but the intent
of the games was to recognize
our local law enforcement offi-
cers and to include the public in a
day of friendly competition and
camaraderie. By partnering with
Crime Stoppers, we are sending a
strong message that we are com-
mitted to keeping our communi-
ties safe."
The event is free to the public.
Each team will play a minimum
of two games using all four fields.
There is an Upper and Lower Divi-
sion playing a round robin sched-
ule starting at 8 AM. Last year the
Sanibel Police Department won


the Lower Division title and the
Charlotte County's Sheriff's Office
won the Upper Division title.
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Beverages Cape Coral
Police, Charlotte County Sher-
iff, Clewiston Police, Collier
County Sheriff, Ft. Myers
Police, Drug Enforcement
Administration, Florida High-
way Patrol, Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment, Glades County Sheriff,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission,
Hendry County Sheriff, Florida
Gulf Coast University
Police, Hendry Correctional
Institution, Lee County Port
Authority, Lee County Sheriff,
Marco Island Police,
Naples Police, Punta Gorda
Police, Sanibel Police, State
Attorney's Office, 20th Circuit


26, of LaBelle passed away
March 15, 2005, in Ft. Myers. She
was born November 22, 1978, in
Ft. Lauderdale to George Clifford
Hamilton and Janet Ann Dunkle
Hamilton.
Survivors include her mother,
Janet Hamilton; sister, Kristy Lee
Hamilton of LaBelle; and grand-
mother Patty Anthony.
A memorial service was held
March 19, at the Community
Harvest Worship Center with
Pastor L.W. Howard officiating.
Cremation arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle, FL.


Deputy

extinguishes

fire
.Hendry County Sheriff
Ronnie Lee would like to
praise the quick action of
Sgt Reed of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Depart-
ment. Sgt Reed responded
to a structure fire at 513 First
A venue in Hendry County
on March 13,2005 at 1:45
p.m. Upon arriving at the
scene he found the occu-
pant trying to fight a fire in
her kitchen.
Sgt Reed extinguished
the fire that started on the
Occupant's stove. The
LaBelle Fire Department
was called, but the kitchen
fire was out when they'
arrived. There were no
injuries to report.


Sheriff Exployers train in Bradenton


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee would like to praise the mem-
bers of Explorer Post 642. Sgt. Bar-
bara Brown, senior adviser and
John Nichols, associate advisor,
took Hendry County's Explorers
to Bradenton. The Explorers Post
in Bradenton sponsored this
weekend training 'session. The
session included training in vehi-
cle traffic stops and building


searches. The Sheriff's Depart-
ment and the Explorer Post 642
would like to express their grati-
tude to Plattner Dodge for loaning
the Explorers a Dodge Caravan to
go to the Bradenton training since
the bus they normally use is in
need of repairs.
The Explorers, who are 14-21
years of age, meet at Clewiston
High School every Monday night.


Explorers are interested in a pos-
sible career in law enforcement.
They help direct traffic for the
county fairgrounds .functions,
Swamp Cabbage Festival and
assist with programs for other
civic organizations. They do this
on a volunteer basis and must
raise their own funds for these
training events. A weeklong
training session and competition


will be held in June. Anyone
wishing to contribute to or
become a part of this worthy
organization can call the Hendry
County Sheriff's office. You can
ask for Steven Von Soosten, the
Captain of Explorer Post 642 at
863674-4060 extension 272 or
Sgt. Barbara Brown of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office at
863-673-3974.


Almanacs


Swamp Cabbage
Festival meeting
A wrap-up meeting will take
place on Monday, April 11 at 6:30
p.m. in the County Commission-
er meeting room in the Hendry
County Courthouse.
Cowboys for
Christ to meet
Cowboys for Christ and Lasso
Ministries of Venus will meet
March 24 at 6 p.m. for food and
fellowship, and at 7 p.m. gospel
music and the word. We are
located at the Venus Clubhouse
off of 731 and Clubhouse Road,
Venus. Come and join us, we do
have a great time.
Alva gardeners
plan sale
The Alva Garden Club is spon-
soring its annual plant sale, white
elephant sale and bake sale on
April 2, from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. It
will be held at the Alva Museum,
21420 Pearl Street in Alva. If you
have any questions, please .call
728-6402 or e-mail
JROOT10204@aol.com
Hendry Soil and Water
Board 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.
Dalmation 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
more information, please call
Emily Allen at 675-3048.
Activities at
Hickey's Creek
Making Tracks: March 25, 10
to 11:30 a.m., ages 7-12. Spend
the morning learning how to
identify common animal tracks
and the secrets tracks can tell.
You'll also be able to make a
track to take home with you.
Who's Scat is That?: March
28, 10 to 11:30 a.m., ages 7-12.
Scat can tell us many things
about animals. We'll spend the
morning learning to identify ani-
mal scat and how to start your
own collection. We'll also make
fake scat for you to take home.
Cost and registration: All
classes are $3.00 per child. Pre-
registration is required prior to
the date of the program. Please
register on-line at
www.leeparks.org or call 239
461-7440. Classes are limited to
15. Classes can be scheduled for
home-school groups or scouts
by calling Laura Greeno at 707-
2206. For more information
about Hickey's Creek Mitigation
Park and other Lee County facili-
ties visit our website at
www.leeparks.org.
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


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Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 675-4516 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.

Missy is missing
Have you ever lost a pet? If you have, then you know the
heartache that we are feeling.
It all started on Tuesday, March 15 around 3:30 p.m. when our
seventeen-month old Boston Terrier (Boston Bulldog) left the yard
and disappeared. She was last seen headed north on Fernwood
Lane in Muse.
Her name is Missy, and she weighs approximately nine and one
half pounds. She is black with a little white on her face, chest and
two front paws. She loves children, loves to play with her stuffed ani-.
mals, chases balls and the only way she can hurt anyone is when
she licks you to death. She loves to be rubbed. She only likes to eat
chicken, ham, roast, rice and gravy. As you can tell she is precious.
She is currently on eye medication. She normally wears a harness or
collar, but did not have one on because she had just had a bath,
Please, if you have found our Missy, please call us at 673-1476 or
239-671-4363 and we will happily pay you a reward for finding our
puppy. Please let us hear from you if you have found her.
Rodeo disappointment
My husband and I and some friends traveled over 50 miles to
attend the Swamp Cabbage Rodeo on Saturday night. All of the
fliers and programs stated that the rodeo would begin at 7 p.m. We
arrived at the rodeo pens at about 6:30 p.m. and to our dismay the
rodeo did not start until 8 p.m., at about 8:30 p.m. it began to rain.
Needless to say that if the rodeo had started on time, we would at
least have gotten something for our $24.00, as it was all we felt was
taken.


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good In March, Florida!


March is Florida Heart Healthy
Month, an. opportunity for Floridi-
ans to learn more about heart
'health, heart attack, stroke preven-
tion and the importance of regular
cardiovascular screenings.
Florida Department of Health
statistics show that more than
48,000 Floridians died of heart dis-
ease in 2003; almost one in three
Floridians has diagnosed high cho-
lesterol and one in four lives with
hypertension meaning Floridians
need to take better care of their
hearts.
Heart Healthy Month includes
free blood pressure and choles-
terol screenings at the Florida Capi-
tol and in other cities throughout
Florida. AstraZeneca, a leading
pharmaceutical company, is spon-
soring the Tallahassee screenings
in conjunction with the American
Heart Association. In other loca-
tions around the state, AstraZeneca
is partnering with Humana, one of
the nation's largest publicly traded
health-benefits companies.
AstraZeneca, through its partner-
ship with the PGA Tour, also is dis-
tributing heart-health information
at select tournaments in Florida.
According to Dr. Terry Smith, a
chief medical officer for Humana,
South Florida, Heart Healthy


Month is intended to save lives.
"This month-long initiative is a
great opportunity for your commu-
nity to do a heart-health inventory
and check for possible cardiovas-
cular risk factors," said Smith.
"Healthy lifestyles, screenings and
treating conditions like high blood
pressure and high cholesterol are
critical to preventing and manag-
ing heart disease and stroke."
American Heart Association sta-
tistics show that cardiovascular dis-
ease is the leading killer of Ameri-
can adults; it is. estimated that
nearly 2,600 Americans die of car-
diovascular disease every day; an
average of one death every 34 sec-
onds.
Diet, exercise, risk factor identi-
fication, health screenings and
education are important for suc-
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high blood pressure and high cho-
lesterol and helping to prevent
heart disease and stroke.
To learn if Heart Healthy Month
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month to visit your health care
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Joke of

the week

A man walking along a Califor- can do it, but it is hard for me to jus-
nia beach was deep in prayer. Sud- tify your desire for worldly things.
denly the sky clouded above his Take a little more time and think of
head and in a booming voice the something that would honor and
Lord said, "Because you have glorify me." The man thought
TRIED to be faithful to me in all about it for a long time. Finally he
ways, I will grant you one wish." said, "Lord, I wish that I could
The man said, "Build a bridge to understand my wife! I want to
Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I dksta shefew nsidentta
want." The Lord said, "Your know how she feels inside, what
request is very materialistic. Think she's thinking when she gives me
of the enormous challenges for the silent treatment, why she cries,
that kind of undertaking. The sup- what she means when she says
ports required to reach the bottom 'nothing's wrong', and how I can
of the Pacific! The concrete and make a woman truly happy." The
steel it would take! It will nearly Lord replied, "You want two lanes
exhaust several natural resources. I or four on that bridge?"


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Planning for future needs for care receivers


As caregivers, we cannot
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to provide care. Even if we are
active caregivers, it is important to
establish both emergency and
long-term alternative care plans for
our older relative or friend and to
make sure that the necessary legal
documents are in place.
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medical directive and a will or trust
in place so that his or her wishes
can be followed. If your older fami-
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consult an attorney and have the
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When making alternative long-
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older relative or friend cannot
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care and financial dealings. When-
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for alternative living arrangements
or caregiver choice with your older
family member or friend and with


other close family members as
well as the designated caregiver.
This will help to avoid opposition
in the future that could lead to seri-
ous problems.
If you are the only possible
informal caregiver, you and/or your
relative can appoint a trusted friend
or perhaps a committee composed
of several friends to oversee your
relative's care, or you may decide
that it is best to have a lawyer act as
your care receiver's representative.
These arrangements also should
be legally established.
Once you have decided on an
alternate caregiver(s), it will be
necessary to ensure that they, too,
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Canker eradication study still has controversy


By Chuck Woods
While the state's citrus
canker eradication program has
been mired in controversy and
legal action resulting in a stop-
and-go approach to removing
infected trees a new University
of Florida study indicates the
benefits of the eradication pro-
gram outweigh the costs eight to
one.
"Without the eradication pro-
gram, citrus canker will become
widely established in Florida,
with serious long-term conse-
quences for the state's $9.1 bil-
lion citrus industry," said Ron
Muraro, a professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "It would jeopardize
our position in the world mar-
ket."
If citrus canker were to
become endemic in Florida,
exports of fresh fruit to Europe
would likely cease, he said. Over
the long run, the economic loss
due to an endemic canker prob-
lem would be nearly $2.5 billion.
The bacterial disease, which
causes lesions on the leaves,
stems and fruit of citrus trees,
weakens citrus trees, causing a
loss in yields and higher produc-
tion costs. Removal and burning
of infected or' exposed trees is
the only way to stop the disease.
According to the study, the
canker eradication program
saves producers $169.2 million
annually in production costs for
items such as extra bactericide
sprays in groves, and processing
steps' at packinghouses to grade
out blemished fruit and disinfect
clean fruit for foreign and
domestic markets. The eradica-
tion program also helps the cit-
rus industry avoid $84.9 million
per year in lost revenues that
would be caused by lower fruit
yields and unmarketable fruit. By
contrast, the annual cost of the
eradication program in 2005 is


estimated to be $44 million.
"When the annual impacts
are extrapolated over. time, the
cost to the industry would
exceed $2.5 billion, and the dis-
ease would be well on its way to
destroying the Florida citrus
industry," Muraro said.
Total cost of the current eradi-
cation program, which began in
1995, is estimated to be $477
million, which includes the
destruction of infected or
exposed trees and compensa-
tion to homeowners for lost
trees. In 2004, producers
received approximately $28.4
million in compensation from
state and. federal agencies for
production lost'to canker or
exposure. The eradication pro-
gram is administered by the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services and
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture.
Muraro, based at the UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred, said spe-
cialty fruit would be the only seg-
ment of the citrus industry that
might experience a net gain in
revenue associated with endem-
ic citrus canker. The disease
would reduce shipments of cer-
tain fresh fruit varieties, thereby
boosting the market price of fruit
harvested from canker-free
groves. The net gain in prices for
specialty fruit would reduce the
benefits associated with the
canker eradication program by
$44.5 million. Nevertheless, he
said, an endemic citrus canker
situation would still have an
overall negative impact on rev-
enue for the industry.
The two-year study, funded
by USDA, was conducted by
Muraro and Tom Spreen, profes-
sor and chairman of the UF/IFAS
food and resource economics
department in Gainesville.
Marisa Zansler, an economist at


USDA's Animal Plant Health
Inspection Services in Washing-
ton, D.C., contributed to the
study.
The economic analysis of the
citrus canker eradication pro-
gram was developed using the
predicted values of the benefits
and the costs associated with the
program. The summary reports,
FE 531 and FE 532, are available
on the UF/IFAS Electronic Docu-
ment Information Source Web
site: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/.
Spreen said the study did not
measure changes in consumer
demand that might occur if the
citrus disease is not eradicated.
"Although citrus canker will not
adversely affect human health,
the mere image of consuming a
product that is visually unappeal-
ing may have a negative impact
on the demand for Florida cit-
rus," he said.
"Opponents say Florida
should abandon the current
eradication program and learn
to live with the citrus canker
problem," Muraro said. "They
contend that the citrus industry
will not incur losses that are big
enough to outweigh the cost of
the eradication program, but our
research clearly indicates that
this would-not be the case."
The study also shows that the
current, expanded-phase eradi-
cation program, which ramped
up with renewed state and feder-
al funding in 2000, could have
removed all trees infected or
exposed to the disease by the
end of this year. However,
because of legal challenges that
halted tree removal in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties, the
eradication program will have to
continue until January 2008, the
report says.
Spreen said the 2004 hurri-
cane season "throws another
unknown into the equation"
because the disease is spread by


rain-driven wind.
"Our cost estimates for con-
cluding the eradication program
in 2008 were developed in June
2004 before the storms passed
through the state," Spreen said.
"Now we are beginning to see
new outbreaks of citrus canker
in Southwest Florida and. the
Indian River area, which means
the program may have to contin-
ue beyond 2008."
Jim Graham, a professor of
soil microbiology at the Lake
Alfred center who is studying the
pathology of the disease and
evaluating various control meth-
ods, said decisive action is the
best policy when canker threat-
ens the Florida citrus industry.
Outbreaks of the disease have
plagued the industry since the
early 1900s, but have been throt-
tled by eradication efforts in ear-
lier campaigns. Previous pro-
grams eradicated canker from
the state in 1933 and 1994.
"If another outbreak should
occur after Florida has been cer-
tified canker-free, a policy will
probably remain in place for
immediate eradication," Gra-
ham said. "Stopping the disease
as quickly as possible minimizes
the considerable. costs of resi-
dential and grove surveillance
for canker and the removal
infected and exposed trees to
Floridians, the federal govern-
ment and the citrus industry."
Tim Schubert, a plant pathol-
ogist with the state agriculture
department's Division of Plant
Industry in Gainesville, said the
expansion of international travel
and trade increases the risk of
invasive pests and disease such
as citrus canker. Additional
resources are needed to detect
and guard against these exotic
pests and pathogens that threat-
en agriculture natural resources
in Florida and the United States,
he said.


FEMA delivers $114 million to Florida cities


Nearly Half of Funding Provided Under Expedited Process
Department of Homeland ters, and these funds will help ernments.
Security Under Secretary those that have had to deplete An attachment to this release
Michael D. Brown today their financial resources to outlines the list of communities
announced more than $114 mil- respond to the hurricanes," said throughout the state, the
lion in funding for Florida com- Brown. amount of money being obligat-
munities hurricane recovery The expedited FEMA funding ed, and which amounts are
efforts. Almost half of the fund- process provides money for funded through the expedited
ing, which is being distributed by expenses such as overtime, process.
the Department's Federal Emer- equipment, materials and con- FEMA and Florida SERT offi-
gency Management Agency tracts for emergency work. cials continue to work with local
(FEMA), comes from an expedit- Applicants are advanced up to governments to determine addi-
ed funding process to advance 50 percent of eligible emergency tional eligible projects for expe-
local governments funds to pay work estimates being processed dited funding. Requests for pub-
for eligible debris removal costs by the State of Florida and FEMA. lic assistance reimbursements
and emergency protective meas- In addition to the expedited must be submitted through the
ures. FEMA has been working funding, FEMA also announced normal procedures and, funds
with Florida legislators and local obligation of more than $57.8 advanced through expedited
officials in easing the financial million in funding to Florida funding will be offset against
burden to local communities communities for other damaged final approved projects.
during the recovery process public infrastructure projects. The State Emergency
from last year's storms. To date, FEMA has obligated Response Team (SERT) is a col-
"Communities have many more than $600 million in public laboration of Florida's state
financial challenges after disas- assistance funds for local gov- agencies led by the state coordi-


nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program and the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003.
Joint Information Center
Disaster Field Office
OOrlando, Florida


Letter to the Editor


Seasons of reason
in a lifetime
Whether you believe or not,
the week and days of holy
remembrance are upon us. They
hold, more than ever this year,
the potential for hope and conso-
lation as the world, ever so slow-
ly, seems to be adopting democ-
racy as a terrorist antidote.
It would be facetious of me to
imply that this worldwide move-
ment could be personalized, but
I had a grandmother who made a
believer of me.
She believed people come
into your life for a reason, a sea-
son or a lifetime. So when you
figure out which it is, you'll


know exactly what to do.
She believed, when someone
is in your life for a reason, it is
usually to meet a need you have
expressed outwardly or inward-
ly. They have come to assist you
through a difficulty, to provide
you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotional-
ly or spiritually. They may seem
like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason
you need them to be. Then,
without any wrongdoing on your
part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do some-
thing to bring the relationship to
an end.
Sometimes they die. Some-
times they walk away. Some-
times they act up or out and


force you to take a stand. What
we must realize is that the need
has been met.
Desires are filled, their work is
done. The plan of action has
been executed and it is now time
to move on.
When people come into your
life for a season, it is because it's
time to share, grow, or learn.
They bring an experience of
PEACE or just make you laugh.
They may teach you something
you have never accomplished.
They usually give you an unbe-
lievable amount of joy. It is real!
But only for a season.
Lifetime relationships teach
you lessons those things you
must build upon in order to have
a solid emotional foundation.


Your challenge is to accept the
lesson as well as the giver and
put what you have learned to
use in all other relationships and
aspects of your life.
Grandmother's philosophy,
honed to a meaningful edge,
included the belief that love is
blind, but relationships are clair-
voyant.
I'm convinced that she could
never have visualized her home-
spun philosophies being played
out in the Middle East and
Afghanistan, as the antidote for
terrorism, as democracy is being
applied and accepted.
Happy Easter!! He is risen!
Respectfully,
T. W. Bill Neville (Hendry
County Citizen and Shareholder)


make decisions, should your care
receiver be unable to do so. This
may involve a durable power of
attorney, a special medical power
of attorney, and, in some states, a
special power of attorney, if prop-
erty is to be bought or sold, or a
guardianship and/or conservator-
ship.
This article is provided by Senior
Connections of Southwest Florida
and courtesy of Administration on
Aging. Senior Connections, a Unit-
ed Way partner agency, and lead
agency for services to elders under
grants from the area agency on
aging and Florida Dept. of Elder
Affairs, offers services to older
adults sixty years of age or older to
help them remain safely at home
for as long as that is their choice.
They also provide service to grand-
parents who are the caregivers of
minor children and to relatives
who are caregivers of any age who
care for an adult sixty years of age
or older. Support groups are also
offered monthly in Hendry and
Glades counties. For additional
information on any of these servic-
es call (863) 675-1446.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 24, 2005 5


Follies entertain at Aqua Isles


By Rosemary Merckens
The Aqua Isles community
this year found they are loaded
with talent as comedians, vocal-
ists, dancers, and musicians per-
formed their first "Follies." So
many people signed up for the
February 6 2005 event at the
clubhouse that a second night
had to be scheduled to accom-
modate the crowd. The two
hours of entertainment were
performed in the clubhouse.
Over 400 viewed the event that
had a cast of 50.
The February 2005 event was
so successful it was dubbed the
First Annual and foretells future
events. Ken Brigham showed
fine talent as an auctioneer and
Merrill Spahlinger, Earl Siria, Lyle
Smith and Bill Todd are search-
ing for a name for the Barber-
shop Quartet they organized for
this event.
Ushers in black slacks, white
shirts and black top hats wel-
comed the patrons and brought
in extra chairs to accommodate
the standing room only crowd.
There were treated to a great
variety of entertainment and
went home feeling they could
give the TV show American
Idoli a run for its money.
The clown team of Bill and
Barb Desgrange carried signs
aloft to announce each act. Pat
Rummel created the brightly
decorated announcement cards.
The Follies committee of Fran
Spahlinger, Florence Bartoshuk,
Lil Beasley, Dottie Collins, Bar-
bara Day, Nancy Todd and
Emma White received fine cur-
tain call for all their work in
pulling the event together.
The "Winn Dixie Chicks"-
Fran Spahlinger, Lil Beasley and
Florence Bartoshuk clucked
their way around the room, dis-
tributing goodies from their


shopping baskets while Pete
Bartoshuk played The Chicken
Dance on his accordian.
There were the Aqua Isle Line
Dancers: JuneMcRae, Earlene
Deals, Pam Kerr, Kay Vicik, Bar-
bara Baumgardner, Bunnie
Goss, Laura Weaver and Barbara
Maves who did some intricate
maneuvers in a small space- but
no high kicks!
The Commercial Break was a
clever rendition of past commer-
cials as Audrey Romer, Sue
Moore, Jane Daly, and Dottie
Collins reminded the seniors of
such singing ditties as: Pepsi
Cola hits the spot, Chiquita
Banana; Pop, pop, fizz, fizz;
Murial Cigars, Philip Morris,
Luckey Strike, etc. They did
some rapid costume changes as
they appropriately presented
their products.
Husband and wife teams of
Joseph and Mary Robinson and
Del and Gwen Clark shared tal-
ents while the duo of Emma
White and Maggie Dingledine set
the theme for romance but
announced they are not married.


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Easter Activities


Sunrise service
for Easter
As the first rays of the sun
pierce the morning sky in Bar-
ron Park on Sunday, March 27,
at 6:30 a.m. a number of local
pastors will join together to cele-
brate 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 speak-
er.
Rev. L.W. Howard is the
Home Missions Director for the
Pentecostal Church of God and
is one of the executive officers in
the Florida District. He and his
wife (Charlann) are fourth gen-
eration residents in the LaBelle
area. They have three children
and five grandchildren.
Other pastors sharing in the
service will be Pastor Frank
Deerey of First Baptist Church,
Pastor Alan Kelmereit of Good
Shepherd Episcopal Church
reading Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Asso-
ciate Pastor Jesse Kroll of Carl-
son 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..
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,
Sunday, March 27, at 11 a.m.
The First Baptist Church, of
LaBelle is located at 330 North
Main Street in LaBelle. For fur-
ther details you may call the
church at 675-2171.
Eastside
Egg-stravaganza!
You won't want to miss the


Easter egg hunt on Saturday,
March 26, at 4 p.m. There will be
lots of eggs filled with surprises.
Prizes will be given for each age
group. Age groups are Pre K and
kindergarten, first and second
grades, and third through fifth
grades. Come enjoy a meal and
an Easter video. Don't forget
your Easter baskets! Eastside
Baptist Church .is located at
State Road 80 and Cypress Street
in LaBelle.


Easter events at
Palmdale 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, hot-
dogs and a whole lot of fun.
Sunday, March 27 at 6:30 a.m.
sunrise services followed by break-
fast. All are welcome.


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Instead of Daycare, Why Not School?


Staff photo/Donna Meister


Talent abounds!
Friday March 18, brought out art lovers and dozens of talented artists in Aqua Isles to
another fabulous annual event. Oil painting instructor Ella Rose Smith put together
another fabulous art show for about the twelfth year in a row. Ella teaches two classes a
week from noon until 3:30 p.m. in the Parks Clubhouse along the river. Classes are unfor-
tunately limited to the park's residents. Russell Smith, her husband, came up with an
ingenious idea to display the artwork on upside down folding chairs placed on the
tables. Each piece of artwork had its own easel! Homemade refreshments were served
and a great time was had by all.


* Pie-School Students Read
* It is now possible to get the
best in Prinate Education
tor the cost of davcaie
* Special ratve discounted
for tan-iics.
* Free before school care,
opei at a.m
* Bible based curriculum
starts at age 2.
* \\'e do not discriminate
based on acle, ccilor,
n1ahonality or ethnic origin.


* Bus transportation available
from Immokalee & Felda
* Accepting job applicaitons
tor employ ment. Teachers
and a Pre-School
Supervisor. We are an
equal opportunity employ-


er.


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 meai
relief on nimany levels.
Other eye diseases, like glaucoma, may cause vision damage and
eventually blindness without the patient ever expcricecing any ,ymp
toms. During a comprehensive eye exam your eye doctor nIClasCres
the pressure within youy eye and examines the optic nerve in thie eye,
thereby determining the existence of glaucoma.
Save Your Vision Month raises awareness among the gc,; I al Jut4
lic and targets at-risk groups to remind them of thie need oer rc',ular.
comprehensive eye examinations to detect eye health problem,, ,gen-
eral health issues and vision difficulties.
If you have any questions regarding eye health or problems with
vision, please call Family Eye Care at 863-675-0761.


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* $79,900 3 B1.2B'A imoit le ittmcav ihkc ivtr. $'.90)ii
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R $40,000. 0 Nice 2i;+/- acreVth lot cst 10owO.
* $1,500.000 )i+.- ,'r s of ps'tv in $35,000 Nic" lot availat in Pi I,:lkli: .
Muse. $30,000 .2+.ae lot ii c.t; in i'i witd
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trees. fi'l)tt,'oi wo ronts, owner willtdividk. $29,900 N;itc ._5+/1 icr tlot in Iort
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L YL; A ...a II"= i {lIhe prpty is a.y mans dream. This ,lega r oe ils Convenient to r,...r '6R j^i n *,.. h ,e[-, ..1i''rge Wooded 5 ,a1res in Pro.n-..i j.u a.d ,road -1
f.,,: tehir.u ai R.. .; ,r. "E- nh t 13, 10.00tmJ ,iy : ht' ., oll reen porch carport, completely Property is rl,-,r W ,.. A ilT (needs
Splantaton shutters, security syst lleataminateu floor,2country retreat on a private road. $212,500s
S Denise Walker Beverty Curtis w.hetageanc.com ,ing, crAown i.bO& i t vuld1 4go. on and -. i roo p 5+/- acres :,C% i Tan ii t. o
on. Large tiRes porch over looks yostuated own pri2.12va v, .lE ._ Must 3 e I i man-
pond. A 2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the back of :.-. re ,t $175000. faoturd .:I.r+. $105,000
the property is any man's dream. This elegant home is Convenient to W acre homesites on prestious F







|uie property alsoan b divied fon additil buid ^ ,, ,or to:, ,:cn-* W.:.CvnP.ienB4 ) c.Mu 'F, DenWud road priced at $85.00<) per ac, ownedrwill not I
,,entry on F. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft, of quality in : p $410 000.t i ,i l a l 10.000. family r oom. hot tub on 4s85 a crews located in LeHigh Acres rty is .3U1.Ea I' needsl
-.,,home. Home has 1r0 ft ,eil "gs, splii floor dcin. lis .p lanh .0 fenced win.anl with g r eat potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electric se ice and :puipi dri., t. MH. $95,000.
iN .*....N -:.. iriverEboatEdockwlift,3arr2A cedar home and doubewide mobile home systemakfi gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and corn- 4 separate 5q- acre parcels to choose fmim'. n La,1ieca.
ge anai Home sits on 1.49 oak iled acres ti18es N. Bridge t$350,000. aOWNERLOOK Situated on 5 beautiful acres with pletelyfenced $145,000. Access is undetermined atthis time for each parcel. Seller500
A SSO~ATESTerr Banky- Trisha Arnold (863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762 south of LaBelle near the future .. i,-. ine E.t..r,1 ;. ,,- [,.Mobilet-rc I.- to ,_h-tobwnl ]Inudes isseir, ;, ,, ." ill ,:rS $90000 each lot.
Shary Weckwerth 00Jennifer Oswald Center of SWFL. To invest in the right direction, Call whirlpool tub &feat lop stove. 12x24 shedw' g on a paved road in Monlur. Great homesites
Denise Walker Beverly Curt s f :;,w.heritagelandco.com- i,1$400.000' 'tI-i 5290HitNBE R URA ID D
Patty Walker, Dawn Marie aplton Oi oLS] ySe Habla Espaeioel ".i300q irt w!Br,'PArtl-i:,r. t mr- ,bity eated aJu''s"' toH C',-, Li.1 fo Rd ..

i iWATERiF r ONtag tlitHOE reSBav quiet property also can be divided for an additional build- acres of manicured lawn $3i5,000. "." u' .a-r .pre 'a acr.....e e msires on eres ion si Ft.
Sing lot Home has new roof, storage building aind hot tub with ofice Fireplace on st& 2nd.. fl..oor,2 .. Denaud road priced at $8,000 per acre, owners wilotit
S ,e tcuiacustom designedriverfront homewithpvate 1 tarita, oin rTual Iunlar, i ,rLi,,e.r.. ti.,: t l mDon't let thiswlumtobin e. Firela e 'hs r 2nforl, bar:i batokh has ',:llta B B- |i.split.
entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. fte and caet oorin CoosaatEhee oi e. Ths homesite ready for your offJo el Blvd., has been co a led within the o warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres. r.. .











flo [e.kitchen for entertaininhe plantation Mhutters, i Owner finan lt$7?00 past year. Ng0wtgepon, new 14X24 irigation. 407,320. frontRcanevic and
S French. oors, solid surface bcounterops, custom lift. screened lanai puus an above ground pool. Only ,. ." -il.' :. ,Fi>,r;nh h.,I p.c i s..:. ,with taneytP3 phase p pspadc Si r..i-nmbg ci. al |ks






rt 74900 1794 acres with over 64w000 Dl firfd Queens, e6P.B rena.:p aba,:.-jk Sfbig -..at.:u por.hI! ,, comer Some lower lying areas are wet during the rainyg oc--kTIH
SBA., r carport French doorsopen financing possible ortade forhurricane damaged proper ete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed seaso but plety of om to build a house and enjoy $6500.
ige lanrai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled acres ties will be cons Thidered. $350,000. OWNER LOOKINGds A t. Seller will aive a 2,500 carpeting, allowance. Roof is rur b $285,000. 38R2BA mobile home in Tangfwood Oaks $750month.












soittuge. oneacrewitfY14 of 3r.: t.' il r I --ar 0f Slt '134.900 .". .,.. r: f.:.iC-.i .. r | l,5 I a.1 mein. r aiid U seNurity I
'.feet ,. rir frrnii-. S1,600,000 ALL OFFERS!r..";
-, ..1t rI r h:,riIe ,, u'l f .. . Iated kitchen, Florida room and fenced in yard sPlenty ..... .. ... on a paved road. in M ontura Greet hom site.
ThoProrouhrmoengh asnmade this -. .ri age space and abundant fruit trees. $170,000. __ $4U9,900.
BA + .Aoffice. T horoughomeolike new, The new fet-is 1ti '5f CBS BR.;6c hoi'nd -iit f:,, r rst raf.
riverfront Dreaming of owning your own Island? 12,64 secluded tile, carpet with walk-in closet in master bath and an Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft. on Stale Road p ar 'i .I-rp. it ,,r ,T.3U.1
: .tude solid surpetflacge countertopse ca bindets oy app acres with som e spoil easem ent which can be rem moved . i t ,, ~ o ,jnj F.'., -,ibh ,i,:'. e169.900. 80- Future land use Com mercial. 5 acres 80,,000 tur ..d r,,,, eU ,, 'I,0r, $35 .00
,ews, new sod, irrigationosytem, driveway and boat' $E'4,s v- .ciiwth2r Guest Hous is 5 "lir, hous., Main house has" Or t 1 )li. .as... ,i." ,ellS&
hoes ame $16 00.te LCCashTr ,ir,`1 rrr ,,,,- ,, E0950.00000
l, beautiful view of the Caloosphatchee River. P, vay C h ,'y$165100 0rir-l, i .'h.0 0r,0 ,r,,,,,r
tc at its best' Ejy the sunsetsverthewateron Caloosahatchee Drive, This homesite is ready for your offJoel Blvd., has been I g etedwwithin the 6r, D ,,a,, ,, .:,n. i.lh:ii- _, ,,Ia, ,lir -urep
.acP screened patio. Wood. tile and carpet flooring, waterfront home, Owner fiannavabe: $39000.0 past year. ratrf.nhme new 14Owneirrngation..$87,32. inavilbl
. kitchen for entertaining, plantation shutters, -past year.-new-1-X24_ _'1 7,324.2frog-,r ni .
room, large private boat dock with lift. screened lanai plus an above ground pool. Only 26&rt.3 _" l lFkrn ,,Lo r tI..-.it .nt, ,r, nity Pt. Latite r,.-.',Le Cail3 ,,'.etordet'tis' .. ...
..,iiitty clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp and tern- $149,900, varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the southeast ..
irt $749,000. 17.94 acres with over 6,000 Queens, *bP2,. ,, : ,,s ,-is it'tri ScWrill bs,' pit. h wild comer, Some lower lying areas are wet during the rainy1:475.VI
.. fH. :--. nri 12s. arr; 's atc1 on ara,;ga- Washingtoniaalslti#S1I a 2 wells & concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed. season but plenty of room to build a house and enjoy
',,-,Dri.nm,; hrif house for storage This quiIint irrigation ThBersBf1BA blockr.hnpn that nenils a lit- Seller will aive a 52,500 carpeting allowance. Roof is r-lut.'.; ~auf, S285,000. 3BR2BA mobile home in Tanglewood Oaks. $750imonth
IN3 ,rr ,.T Ilit, i E- 1e roir $134.900 r"i ;,.'nt- r, i t or i 1 i- ii i, :, ',' securriy
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 24, 2005


Aqua Isles shows its style


By Rosemary Merckens
Ladies and guests to the
annual style show at Aqua Isle
were greeted by gentlemen in
formal wear and escorted to
their tables for the "Springtime
on the Plantation" event, while a
the banjo duo of Jim and Don
Lownds strummed the back-
ground music. The tables were
covered in pastels and centered
with tall vases full of summer
blossoms.
Sue Moore and Donna Thede
were chairmen for the event and
had fashions from the online
"Boutique on Wheels.com" of
Boca Raton Pat Rumel and her
decorating committee of Linda
Dallaire, Gwen Heissner and
Vicki Spaulding set the theme of
a summer plantation with
murals painted on the window
walls; a fireplace setting for pho-
tos and floral arbor at the stage.
Beverly Van Schuyver wel-
comed the ladies, followed by
soloist Dottie Collins. Gwen
Heissner gave the blessing for
the lovely luncheon served by
Christopher's Catering and Jane
Daly amused the audience with
humorous readings.
Models this year were Sharon
Cade, Jill Cyr, Nancy Moore,
Muriel Sammons and Phyllis
Sechrist.
Joan Jones and Joan Penny
were assisted by ticket chairman
Marian Greene, Program Lane
Bruce in distributing over 34
door prizes that consisted of


merchandise and gift certificates
from Cuban Sandwiches, All
About You Salon, Ace Hardware,
Movie Gallery; White's;. Boo-
Boo's, Hendry County Economic
Development; J & J Pharmacy,
Long Branch, Winn Dixie, Clas-
sic Concepts, Pyramid Comput-
er, Flora and Ella's; Don's Steak
House; Final Touch Salon of
Lehigh; American Legion; U-
Save, Villa Bella, Country Ped-
dler Antique; Classic Concepts,
LaBelle Florist and Gifts; Pamper
Pets, Curves and Christopher's.
Raffle prizes were an apple
topiary from O'Farrells Florist;
Daisy Watercolor painting from
Pat Rummel; liter of Crown
Royal from Live Oak Liquors;
vinegar and oil cruet from Jack-
son River Home Furnishings;
hand painted china plate from
Chris Filip and a 2-piece painted
trunk set from Badcock Furni-
ture.
Special thanks went to Lyons
Printing for the programs. Car-
roll Kinder was the official pho-
tographer. Assisting the models
was Reggie DesLauriers.
The ushers who also served
the delicious turkey roll lunch-
eon were: Dick Bruce, Tom
Bergeron, Melvin Boden, Milt
Collins, Gaston Dallaire, Dave
Durrett, Gailen Hart, Archie Kerr,
Hedley Penny, Ron Spaulding,
John Sypudt, Ron Webster and
Arland Van Schuyver.
Chairmen for the 2006 style
show will be Carroll Kinder,
Beryl Sypudt and Laura Weaver.


Courtesy photo
June McRae was in Victorian Dress for the "Springtime on
the Plantation"" style show held this year in the Aqua Isle
Clubhouse. She posed here in front of the fireplace, part of
the unique decorations for the event.


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* II,, 111 ,, 1 i 20+/ -cre estate is uuly oie of
a ,' r ..in house features include CBS
construction, vauled ceilings, real wood cabi-

tops and is fenced and cross fenced for horses.
I hert i ; sio a 1,300+. sqtiarc foot anuttfac
tured home located towl.ards tlthe front f the
property with s qparate entrance and fencing
that would Ixe perfect as a guest house or for a
groundti s ke'ic'r 549,900.
* Nestkd undLer the Oaks. (Custom built
,BR. 2B home i.n tow fcatueks ceramic ult ,
vaulted COTRAC ,
sprinkle 1 .. i
" n "-'-In i .,. 'I-,. $229,H01).
* I '. '! ,, hom in LaBdelle
Ieatunng a great floor san, ceramic tiki, cnor-
RnoTs ia nidrteldi' ooi iinad tots oi kitchen cabinEt s.
Out).t!i is a1 sptoiMts sTrecned porh, feiced
backyard &, ,, ... i OnlyS199,900.
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* Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping and
schools! 4BR 2B minaiuactured home on 114.-
:. 11 .. ntry feel but only minutes
S.', I i ,.-1 l .t110
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Sul.xivision
w ith 2 ull baths & 2 I This home also
features real wood kitchen cabinets, breakfast
bar, sqearatc';, .. I.I family room. Not
to big and no,' i one has it ill for
Mody $129,900

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* 3BIR2B manulacttured home on 4.- acrcs.
I his homic features new water system a.ind ai
.. hi, UNm tl ot, R TM!
ed '!,-, and lots moic. It hs b won't last
!, ,r onlt 14SiW O
* '..il'Lt .1hl. .l homeon2.38i- acres.
Faures a alrge stocks pond, hr.tse pastures.
I.nit trees and nice oaks, S132,500.
* i.oking for count y living? Ire hi- is! This
gorgeous 4BR-28 maitunufatWd home sits on
2 25+/- teath taking acres and is only miniuttS
lrom town Th!-. i,, 1". I.... $126,900.
* BRi2B t -.: .... -' 45+;, acres
feaiure:s vaulIt, .i,,. .'d shest rock
walls, lots of .m ,I i dtlal sinks in
master bath and lots more. Asking 5125,900.
* Cointrly Living at its best, in Muse This
beautifullv decorated 18R2i home, st.s on
cialyd adscaisd aciv. Features include ai
wood bittLnig fireplace, a large t'clnry
lkitcho .... new carpet &
new- 1.i. .: .1 i .1 an appointment
ton st this one today.".. Asking, price .s
REDI.CED $123,000.
* 3IR. 2 mnnufacturd homeon on 2.5'- acres
with teo{tt.GT teced
and cross- kcd for horses. I here is also 2
horse ..'- and tack rooni This one is pturfct


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imster suitr and fenccd yard Only $52,500.


* 4.58/. breath taking acres located on Case
Road. -.-- ,
It+ws tBec ,I 5 o se 't' divided
lor two homes, S125,000
* 1 T5+. acre t 'i. partcls il Pionitcr
Improved pt- sture & suitiiabe ', '
or site built httmes. $59,900 each.
* 125 aciNBEitIC8ITlflt4 25,900(


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* lkautiful.25+. amre corner lot in downtwn
I-aBelt wigreat potential. Currently :montd for
duplex or ', l i. I oftre:'on
ing to Business. $79,000.
* Ovcrsied corner lot in I'nit 102 on S.
Hfli on. $ 7,000.
* Oversied lo tin I nit 102 v,' oaksa $37,000.



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of Lalelte city limits willth 175+'- rt of fiiatrage
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LIF. IN THE COUNTRY Settle in NEW lISTING 40-- acres in
with your kid. indcritterTs otn 3.75 acres,. Pahlidal, approx. 25 miles north of
rctcked away. ont a dead end ,street. locar l.aBelle. Zoned "Open Use Agriculture -
ed in a growing community. 1998 Profertv in Gh(ltdes County. $800,000.
Rcdman Limited mnanfacured home n ..
like new condition, 4BR/2BA, master NEWV I.STING 9+- acre homesire
suite include.sco. office big enough for located in Lchigh Acres. $32,900. OLD LUNDY HARDWARE BUIl D
twofulfsIze, .. I-, I, t, .. ING ands rooming house in historic
a real stone ,t .I ...,,1 wl,, i..,, downtown Moiore avoens ~ot.ed
de-igned for a mmbily with new appli Coinnercal. 12 bhok from the C it
anceQ, plenty Of counter space plus an,
isldd for extra workinIg area, ProFertv i Dock on the Intcercoastal \\Vaterway
is fcoced ani cross tcnkeud for horses ,d Riverswalk Park and acrosi t he sircel-
the 3 stall harn includes a feed/tack from the newly renov,.tted Citvy Iihrary
rotom Montura Ranch Estate i ,,.'h- ,. unique. reminiscent of years
Community Center includes Olympic FANTASTIC 4BR/',BA IN THE CITY past. Wo)d floors, presed tint. ,', .
swmuing pool cubhousc, playgre OF I.ABELLE on 1;2 acre fenced lot. otrtginal shceles,- de a m caes and ,bin
9nd picnic area Two master suites, family friendly orinil the .u-dis ar st-e I.ots of ou:
$169,900. I 2SM04039701 i T from the hardware store. Lots of noten
kitichten and dining, famiily room.,
ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE screened porch, pote barn in the back. tiil. $190,000. MI S205010200
OF THE E-NTERPRtSE ZONE tax Close to schools antd h, r'i.;, BEAUTIFUL HOME CFNTRIALILY
beeMits in t-endry Couns ty \Vlether S$195,900. ML.SS80154524 IOCATFD between I taIellc and Ft
VO1ti build, renioVte,s or repitr TiVour r eat I- AT hrci ail n ,
property, you mIayV- ,t for tiax relics[ 25 ACRES IN PIONEIiR PIANTA- Mlyer.s area akcvicw from front yard.
!uisusies's owners nmay qualify for hiring TION. I o.ated just off Hiendry Isles on Courtyaud entry to Larg or loraliint g
new employees, the purchase of uis- ast lHome-tead Rtoad. Lot is cleared r nd diningoom. SI d
ness equipment iand improvements to .and rnilai'incd. Ready for your mobile pi eloe
real property ( .'I janet Papinaw tfor or site bsult home. Horses are welcome. car carport. Nicely lndscaped with
more information. $48,900. MI.Se 205020234 huge oak tree and palms surrounding
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN PORT NICE 1/3 ACRE CORNER LOT IN yar-'d 3B2Ra BA vwcarpett. vyl & tcrr,:a
IABEILF IUnit 2 on Jav terrace. "The BANYAN VII LAGE Port L.aBtlle Unit ~a flooring. Great- wiminig psoo!
Sutton" w\:total area 'o 2,040 sqI- f 1r. t. Located 9 miles cast of LaBelle., screened enclosure 'r, r. I .
3BR.12RA. vaulted ceilings, large -, Water lines are planned for the near buyres only. $199,900. \11 SOi2ol7t
rxornti, ; .. kitchen, 2 car garage t'llL rtc. $30,000.
range, refrigerator, dilshwashtcr, hu g NHWOFFICESPACiH under conerut
country front porch. Concrete driveway, 179.258 ACRE MATURE CITRUS tion in downtown ,tlkitc \\'ill finish to
landscaped and sodded lawn. $159,900. GROVE FOR SALE. I/- 5,000 trees, ite. Lcas from 1t, 00 0 t
Come in to see how you can buy and Hamlin and \Va kcncia oranges with
sell lots within vour IRA. Tax Free littcrojer irrigation. PrIluction numbers $1,000 to $4,000 per month. Common
Strategies, profits for your retirement arc available- ut not sarranted by sell- Area Mamnteantac $250 tos 1,000 per
account! er. $1,990,000. MLS-4205027374 month. Conasct Trace Ptugn-c ftor delaiI,.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 24, 2005


Cowboys power


lifters place third


The Cowboys placed third on
Monday. March 14, finishing 8
points behind two-time State
Champion, Bartow and 15 points
behind 2002 State Champion
Interlachen. The following 11
lifters medalled for the Cowboys:
Mario Soto, James Holland,
Keyendae Brown, Angel
Pequeno, Blake Basquin, Jason
Williams, Timmy Gonzalez, Matt
Davidson, Nathan Riberdy, Chris
Lopez, and J.B. Hull. School
records were set yet again by Matt
Davidson 199 with a combined
weight of 645, and James Holland
119 set a school record with a
combined weight of 415. The
Cowboys are in need of support
for Friday night's meet, so please
come out to the gym at 5 p.m.


Cowboys place
third at Booker
Invitational!
Matt Davidson and James Hol-
land-each placed first in their
weight classes to, lead the Cow-
boys to a third place finish their
best in five years. "This meet usu-
ally is a good gauge of who will
do well in the state meet because
the competition is usually all big-
ger schools," explained Coach
Kelley. The Cowboys are looking
for a third straight regional team
championship. Also scoring
points for the Cowboys were:
Blake Basquin (154) second
place, Keyendae Brown (129)
fourth place, and Timmy Gonza-
lez (199) fourth place.


Baseball team


looks for first win


Life isn't easy if you are a
LaBelle Cowboy baseball player,
but despite the losses the team is
still playing hard and trying to get
that first victory of the year. Things
weren't any different this week as
the number of errors led to two
more losses for the team.
In the opening game of the
week the Cowboys lost to Clewis-
ton in a game that saw five Cow-
boy errors lead to five runs for the
Tigers. That along with the seven
walks given up by the LaBelle
pitcher gave way to a 7-4 defeat.
LaBelle did manage to out hit
the Tigers as they pounded out
eight hits to just three by Clewiston.
Matt Bell led the attack with two
hits that added up to two RBI's.
Dariel Gonzalez also belted two
hits while Blake Basquin stole two
bases and eventually scored twice.
In the third inning pitcher Blake
Basquin had to leave the game due


to an injury and Chad Lutkenhaus
came in and pitched great giving
up no earned runs.
On Saturday LaBelle took on St.
Albans out of Washington D.C, and
once again were overtaken by
errors. The Cowboys had three
early errors that lea to a 6-0 deficit
for the hometown boys. After that
LaBelle settled down a bit and
played pretty good but were
unable to get any runs in after get-
ting players into scoring position.
The Cowboys went through a
number of pitchers and after giving
up the six early runs the young
guns settled down a bit, Ryan Par-
rish, Freddie Robbins, Kyle McClain
and Micheal Kemp, all freshman,
gave up just two runs to finish out
the 8-0 loss.
This week the Cowboys will be
looking for that first victory when
they play at Dunbar High School.


Cowgirls keep winning!
The Cowgirls softball team with two RBI's.
won three more games this past The Cowgirls next two games
week as they gave up no runs came at the Gulliver Prep Slam
while scoring a total of 15 runs in Fest. LaBelle opened the tourna-
the three victories. Amanda Atun ment with a victory over the host
got all three victories including Gulliver Prep team as they handed
two shut outs in one day. them their first loss all year.
To begin things off LaBelle Atun once again gave up just
defeated Golden Gate by a 10-0 two hits in-llie wirdhile Vanessa
margin as Atun allowed just two Ostolaza. went 1-2 with a' run
hits while striking out 10 batters scored and an RBI. The final score
and giving up no walks. She also was 2-0 in favor of LaBelle.
did a good job at the plate as she In the second game of the day
had two hits, a double and a the Cowgirls went out and beat
triple, to help the Cowgirl attack. Miami Southridge 3-0 as Dani
Janna Taylor was the big hitter on Blake belted: three hits that pro-
that afternoon as she went 3 for 4 duced three RBI's.


Cowgirls tennis

wins by 6-1
The Cowgirls tennis team got
back into action this past week and
came away with a win by a 6-1
score. The team was carried by the
singles competition as they won all
five of them. The only one that was
even close was Jesse Meador's
match who had to battle all the way
through two tie-breakers. She hung
in there and eventually won both
by scores of 7-6.
In other singles action Amanda
Pittman won by a 6-1 and 6-0 mar-
gin. She was followed by wins from
Shannon Christy (6-1, 8-0), Vannie
Koch (6-2, 6-0), and Melinda
Pittman (6-0,6-0). Amanda Pittman
and Shannon also teamed up to
win a doubles match by a 8-0 score.


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Sports briefs


Join boxing team!
World Class School of Boxing
will conduct its last registration at
Winn Dixie on Saturday, March
26, from 3 until 6 p.m. For further
details you may call former pro
boxer Hugo Vargas, at 675-1293 in
the evenings. Or stop by World
Class Barber Shop at 216 Main
Street, Unit 3 and meet with Hugo
the owner of the shop.
Attention airboaters
Big Lake Airboat Club, Inc.,
will have a meeting at 9 a.m. Sat-
urday, 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.
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now being
evaluated for The Ten Star All Star
Summer Basketball Carnp. The
camp is by invitation only. Boys
and girls ages 10-19 are eligible.
Past participants include: Michael
Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince


Carter, Jerry Stackbolise Grant
Hill and Antawn Jamison. College
Basketball Scholarships are possi-
ble for players selected to the All-
American Team. For a free
brochure, call (704) 373-0873
anytime.
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, maga-
zine 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
starting 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.


Boys track doing well


The Cowboy track team host-
ed a four-team race this past
week and despite finishing third,
they had quite a few guys do
well. The other teams invited
were Clewiston; Evangelical and
Lake Placid.
The relay teams probably did
the best as they ended with two
second place finishes and one
third place finish. Josh
Chisholm, Keyendae Brown,
Gabriel Puentes, and Jason
Williams combined to finish sec-
6nd in the 4 x 400 meters.
Puente and Williams then
teamed up with Matt Davidson
and Jerrahd Williams to finish
second in the 4 x 100 relay. The
third place 4 x 800 relay consist-
ed of Freddie Martinez, Will
Davis, Matt McCully, and Ben
Daily.
The race that saw the most
Cowboys finish was the 800
meters. Chisholm took second.
place and was followed by Daily
in third, John Rocker in forth and
Luis Gonzalez in sixth.
In the long distance races,
McCully and Davis finished third
and fifth in the 1600 meters
while Martinez took fifth in the
3200 meters.
The fastest races saw Puentes
taking third in the 200 meters
while Davidson and Shane John-
son took fourth in the 100 and


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third in the 300 hurdles.
The Cowboys had a good
showing in the field events as
well as Phil Anderson took
fourth in the shot put. J.B. Hull
took fifth in the discus while
Johnson took third in the high
jump.
The Cowboys next event will
take place on April 1 when they
host the LaBelle Invitational.

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 24, 2005 SPORTS 9


Legion golf benefit


Dana-Howard-Weekley Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 is having its
annual Arthur J. DeVarney Child
Welfare Golf tournament at The
Glades Golf Course on Sunday,
April 3, 2005 (12 miles East of
LaBelle on Hwy 80) to benefit The
American Legion Child Welfare
Foundation, Inc.
The cost is $40 per player which
will include 18 holes of golf with a
cart, and lunch will be served in


ing teams. Trophies will also be
given to the longest drive and clos-
es to the pin. We will have two hole
in one prizes on two preset holes.
Applications can be picked up
at the Post. Help us raise funds for
our future, our children. Hole
Sponsorship is only $50 a hole. Last
year The American Legion Child
Welfare Foundation, Inc. gave out
$585,125 in grants to 19 children's


Staff photos/Patty Brant our Post Hall after the tournament, organizations. For more informa-
Bryan Honnerlaw of Lakeport and Steve Ash of Stewart won Trophies will be awarded to the tion contact Dennis R. Boland at
the Fishers of Men bass tournament Saturday, March 19, on first, second, and third place finish- 863-675-5340.
the Caloosahatchee River. Boats launched from the county
boat ramp at LaBelle. The pair weighed in with five fish for a H olden Jones plays
total of 13.12 pounds of bass. Mr. Honnerlaw, a fishing guide l
on Lake Okeechobee, said the fish were biting on a variety of
bait, including crank bait, sencos, jigs and flipping mats. Thet basketball gam e
team of Harrell and Harrell took big fish with a 3.74 pounder. la tll g m
Fish rS of M n ki The LaBelle Cowboys senior Smith to tie the game inside the
Fishers of M en kick power forward was a member of first three minutes of the second


checks out the standings.
Southwest Florida has long
been a haven for fishermen. With
the largest lake in the state and
miles of interconnected rivers and
canals, freshwater fishing has a
great recreational and economic
Impact to the area.
A new, different kind of fisher-
man has taken to the Southwest
Florida's waters. Fishers of Men
(FOM) is a Christian-based national
bass tournament trail and its new
Florida South Division is beginning
to attract local fishermen to its
ranks.
Last Saturday the Florida South
Division kicked off its 2005 trail at
the county boat ramp in LaBelle.
The division now has some 50
members, with 20 two-man boats
fishing the tournament the first of
the season. The division had an
open tournament in LaBelle in
December. Its next tournament
will be April 23 in Clewiston, fol-
lowed by a May 21 tournament in


The 12th annual Wendell N.
Rollason 5k Run, to benefit the
Redlands Christian Migrant Asso-
ciation, will begin at 8 a.m. Satur-
day, April 2, at the Immokalee
Community School, 123 N. Fourth
St.
This annual event, named after
the longtime executive director of
RCMA, raises money for child care
and educational programs at
RCMA's 70 centers and two char-
ter schools. Entry fees are $15 for
adults and $10 for children
through March 24; late registration
March 25 through race day will be
$20 for adults and $15 for children.
"We're asking runners and
walkers to join us for a fun event
that will help make a difference in
the lives of the children we serve,"
said RCMA Executive Director Bar-
bara Mainster. "The waiting lists at
our centers and two schools are
growing, and as demand increas-
es, so do costs."
Runners will compete in 15 age
groups, from children 9 and
younger through seniors 70 and
older. There will be six winners
(top three males and top three


Moore Haven.
Division Director Jack Ott said
the organization will become more
involved in the community as it
grows. The group is looking for-
ward to events for the Fourth of
July and Toys for Tots.
The FOM trail offers bass fisher-
men the opportunity to compete
with other avid fishermen at some
of the best locations in the state,
and to do so in a Christian atmos-
phere. There is a pre-tournament
meeting on the Friday before every
tournament including a free meal,
lots of door prizes and an inspira-
tional message. Family participa-
tion is not only welcome it is
encouraged.
If you are interested in learning
more about the Fishers of Men
National Tournament Trail, contact
Jack Ott at 239-947-4311 or 239-
462-2449. You may also e-mail him
atjaoso1974@juno.com


females) in each age group.
In addition to the 5k (3.1-mile)
run starting at 8 a.m., there will be
a one-mile fun run/walk that
leaves the Immokalee Communi-
ty School at 8:45 a.m. All finishers
of the one-mile fun run/walk will
receive ribbons. Post-race refresh-
ments will include muffins,
bagels, fruit, juice, water and
Gatorade. Door prizes await lucky
runners, walkers and volunteers.
Celebrating its 40th year, RCMA
is a non-profit, non-sectarian
organization that provides high-
quality education and other essen-
tial child-development services to
6,000 children of farmworkers
and other rural, low-income fami-
lies across Florida. "Fund-raisers
such as the annual run and. dona-
tions from generous individuals
enable us to meet the needs of our
families. Ninety-two cents of every
dollar go directly to serving the
children," Mainster said.
To register or for more infor-
mation, contact Phyliss Booe at
(800) 282-6540 or
phyliss@rcma.org.


the SFABC North
All-Star team. The Southwest
Florida Association of Basketball
Coaches select 22 players from
Lee and Collier County Schools
and LaBelle. The North team was
made up of Ft. Myers High, Verot,
North Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Can-
terbury, Leigh Acres and LaBelle
High School. The North team was
coached by LaBelle High School's
Dave Kelley. The North team,
down 15 points at half time, made
a strong surge to start the second
half behind the shooting of Jones
and Canterbury stand-out Jason


half.
The game came down to
unselfish offensive play and team
defense, something you usually
don't see in an All-Star game,"
.said Coach Kelley. Jones finished
the game with 8 points 4
rebounds and an assist. Jones
North teammate Tobias Mahone
was named Co Mr. Basketball
with Ryan Hornsby of Lely at the
SWFABC banquet on Sunday."
"Holden represented our pro-
gram well and it was great to get
to coach him one last time,"
Coach Kelley added.


It's Little League time
Everyone is welcome to the LaBelle Little League Open-
ing Ceremony taking place on Saturday, April 2, starting
at 10 a.m. Games will begin at 11 a.m. Barbecue chicken
dinners will be available in the concession stand for $5
starting also at 11 a.m. Team pictures will be taken on
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The LaBelle Fire, age 10 and under AAU Baseball Team,
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point shooter in a career and in one
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SHERRI AND BONNIE DENNING
LAST-MINUTE
HOME SALES
Listing your home with our
agency is like setting a group of
"busy beavers" to the task of find-
ing a buyer--quickly. We try to
arrange showing appointments
that are convenient to both par-
ties, but it does not always work
out that way. Despite our efforts
to plan ahead, showings can take
place without much advance
notice.
Last-minute appointments are
sometimes necessary because
buyers who are relocating from
other areas are often on tight
schedules. This can be annoying
to sellers unless they understand
the nature of the Realtor's job.
When selling homes, we some-
times have to rely on our intu-
ition. Many sales have been con-
summated as the result of last-
minute appointments.
The prospective buyer who is
on a very short house-hunting
trip may need a house now! In
this kind of situation, the Realtor
needs to act fast. So when the
phone rings at the last-minute,
keep in mind that the appoint-
ment represents an opportunity
for the sale.
Sherri's daughter, Bonnie, a C.P.A.,
brings her expertise to form a dynamic
team ready to serve all your real estate
needs.
For professional advice on all
aspects of buying or selling real estate,
contact Bonnie or Sherri at Southern
Land.
Call 863-675-4500
S "-n LaBelle, FL
email:
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Bridge Street Coffee and Tea Company


By Donna Meister
If you haven't already heard,
LaBelle now has its very own
gourmet coffee house. This
Wonderful shop, full of all kinds
of treats officially opened on
Swamp Cabbage weekend. If
you have ever spent any time at
the Blackhawk in the Belle
Tower Shops or Barnes and
Nobles Book Store Cafe in Ft.
Myers, and enjoyed yourself,
then you are going to love the
new coffee shop here on Ft.
Thompson Avenue in LaBelle.
Conveniently located directly
across the street from the
Caloosa Belle office.
The Bridge Street Coffee and
Tea Company has quickly
become a local place to relax,
meet friends and enjoy the full
coffeehouse menu as well as
some of the best coffee in the
entire world.
Owner Jenny Sabella did her
homework. Jenny has spent the
last year researching and study-
ing the coffee business includ-
ing traveling to Washington,
D.C. for the Coffee Fest and also
Atlanta for the SCAA annual
convention. Bridge Street is a
member of the Specialty Coffee
Association of America and
prides itself on working. with
companies that promote fair
trade policies that in turn help
protect the growers and fami-
lies, which in turn helps keep


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New Business in town. Bridge Street Coffee and Tea Compa-
ny will surprise you.


the coffee supply sustainable.
Coffee is second only to oil as far
as the industry goes, yet there is
a huge crisis in the coffee indus-
try because of little to no Fair-
trade practices, resulting in the
lowest prices ever for coffee
beans. Specialty coffee is no
exception to all of this either,
however there are many in the
specialty coffee industry work-
ing hard to remedy the situation
and make sure that they don't
lose the supply of gourmet cof-
fee beans.
The coffee shop features a
wide variety of goodies, teas


(hot or iced) and even a limited
lunch menu with delicious
pressed Cubans and Italian Pani-
nis and also an out of this world
chicken salad on a croissant. A
soup of the day is usually on the
menu. The Lobster.Bisque is
already commanding it's own
following of loyal soup lovers,
but look out lobster....the
Shrimp and Roasted Corn
Bisque is vying for the top spot
now, with the Loaded Baked
Potato and Cheddar a close sec-
ond. Other favorites are the hug
croissants, decadent brownies
and the handmade cheesecakes


from Palm Beach. While Jenny
is quick to point out, "We are
not a restaurant, we are a coffee
shop with some food." The
menu has a nice selection of
quality items that you don't see
anywhere else in LaBelle right
now.
Plans are in the works for a
karaoke night, 'open mike night',
'after the play dessert nights', a
talent night with a piano in the
house and much, much more to
come.
The shop is available on
weekends for private events such
as baby showers, birthday par-
ties, meetings or what have you.
The hours are currently 7:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. on weekends. However,
this schedule is subject to change
depending on the season and
also what the public demands.
LaBelle has waited a long
time for something as fabulous
as the Bridge Street Coffee and
Tea Company! Go check it out!
Give yourself time to sit awhile,
take in the ambience, maybe
meet with a friend, read the
paper, shop for an unusual spe-
'cial gift from a good variety on
hand and be sure and give your
taste buds a treat!
Call 674-0104 for phone
ahead orders or for details on
holding your next party at the
'coffee shop'.


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L ABELLE'S
FURNITURE

CLEARANCE CENTER
The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
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359 W Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle 675-2132


Almanacs


PLB conserving water
Port LaBelle Unit #4 Eucalyp-
tus Village POA has received a
SMWMD grant for irrigation water
conservation. If you live in Port
LaBelle POA Unit #4 and use
Port LaBelle Utilities water to irri-
gate, you may be eligible for
funding that helps conserve
water. Call Susan at the POA
office at 675-4168 to get details.
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
graduates 18 plus and up. Low-
est fees around with child friend-


ly environment and experienced
coaches. (Not affiliated with the
Southwest Florida Xtreme All
Stars.) For more info please call
Teresa 675-4155 or Melinda 675-
0212. (Dance team is hip-hop
funk.) Come join the fun! See
you at sign-ups.


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


Engagement


Bowen/Durno 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, FL.
The couple is planning to wed
in the spring of 2006. They would
also like to invite family and
friends.


Senior Connections


Kickoff reception
Faith in Action in Clewiston
Kickoff Reception Thursday, April
7,5:30 p.m.
Public is invited to celebrate
the expansion of Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL Faith in Action pro-
gram in Clewiston at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave.
The purpose of Faith in Action is
to match volunteers with those
who are chronically ill, to help
them with different activities of
daily living. Faith in Action volun-
teers, "care partners," can provide
a variety of helpful services,
including making friendly phone
calls, shopping for groceries or
just being a compassionate listen-
er. Please join us for a short pro-
gram, with refreshments, to kick
off Clewiston's participation in


this nationwide program *RSVP
TO Liz Taylor (863) 983-7088
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. Legal help
from Florida Rural Legal Services
is available 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)
*Save the Date* Memory
Mobile and Next Trash to Trea-
sures Indoor Flea Market at
Nobles Center both on Friday
morning, April 15. *NEW* Med-
ication assistance through LEAPS


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is available April 20 from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m. at Senior Connections
office in Moore Haven.
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 assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a special-
ly trained outreach worker in
Clewiston on Mondays and Tues-
days, 983-7088) and LaBelle
Wednesday through Friday (675-
1446.)


PUBLIC NOTICE







The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announces
a notice of intent to issue permits for the purpose of controlling the
feral hog population and protecting the ecological values on the
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of Us 27.


Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods, April 8-10,
2005 and April 15-17, 2005. Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-
serve basis to individuals 16 years ofage or older. Permits will only
be distributed at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the
FEC Campground located on US Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, April 2, 2005 beginning at 10 a.m.


Permitees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size of bag limit.
The use of dogs for capturitig or taking hogs is prohibited. Firearms
will be limited to a shotgun with #1 Buckshot or larger.


For additional information you may contact the Fisheating Creek
WMA office at 863-946-1194.


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Frost welcomes the new challenge
LeeAnn Frost is the new Execu- ; drawn will take home $8,000. They
tive Secretary for the Greater F will also have a silent auction, one
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce. "' item being a golf outing for a four-
When former Executive Secretary some. 50/50 drawing and contest
Corrine Palmer vacated the posi- '.. for the best dress theme. Tickets
tion to go back to her job as Sheriff are still available at the Chamber or
Ronnie Lee's secretary, LeeAnn through Chamber members. Tick-
was happy for the opportunity to ets are $100 which entitles the
take the position. owner to Peggy Hampton's, prime
LeeAnn considers it a challenge rib dinner for two with all the trim-
to be working for the Chamber of s mings, served from 7-8 p.m. and
Commerce, especially at this time open bar starting at 6:30 p.m.
when LaBelle is going through LeeAnn is a'one woman band'-
such a growth spurt. She greets Staff photo/Donna Meister meaning she is the only paid
from 10-30 customers daily and Chamber Secretary LeeAnn Frost welcomes you to the chain- employee of the Chamber. She is
answers many inquiries over the berhappy to have helpful volunteers
phone. Most recently, out of town be. Mary Neely and Jean Ines. Volun-
land owners and real estate have a 9-year old daughter Tess. Jef Saturday, March 26, at the LaBelle teers by the way, are always wel-
investors seem to be the most com- is a LHS teacher who also coaches Civic Center. The event themed come and appreciated. The Chanm-
mon answer seekers. LeeAnn most cross-country and soccer. Denim and Diamonds, will give ber website is
recently worked for Old Cypress The LaBelle Chamber is hosting away $10,000 in total cash prizes. www.labelle-chamber.com and
Bank. LeeAnn and her husband Jef its annual fundraiser this coming The 250th, or lucky last ticket the phone number is 675-0125.

Jeff Wilson named to APWA national planning committee


WilsonMiller, Inc., is pleased to
announce that Jeffrey A. Wilson,
P.E., has been appointed to the
American Public Works Associa-
tion's 2005 Strategic Planning
Committee.
Recently promoted to Vice
President and Corporate Leader
of WilsonMiller's Public Infra-
structure Business Unit, Wilson
possesses more than 20 years of
utility project expertise, 15 of
them in managing large-scale
public works projects in South-
west Florida.


March 25: Oliver Murray, Della
Ridgdill, Paul Lewis, Tammy O'Fer-
rell, Buster Steed, Pat Lambert,
Jimmy Hull, Scot Snyder, Brice
Reynolds, Kristia Tillett, Steven
Lynn, Rick Logue
March 26: Ross Hall, Rose Marie
Griner, Norma Bridges, Jodie Hol-
land, Kenneth Pickles, Sr., Gladys
Caves, Andy Medina, Pete Schram,
Amanda Rachel, Jamie Rachel
March 27: Gerald Jones, Pat
Bell, Merle Smith, Jadon Hull,
William Groves, Abel Nieto, Jr.
March 28: Brenda Beer, Tim


Escuela De Boxed
La semana pasada se escribo
que los-dias de registacion para el
program de boxed serian el 20 y
27 de Marzo. Esto fue in error, los
dias son 19 y 26 de Marzo de 3-6 de
la tarde. Sabado 26 sera el ultimo
dia para registrarse.
En persona registraciones se
pueden hacer por telefono en las
tardes Ilamando a Hugo a 675-
1293.
Classes Para Maestras
Sustitutas
La Escuela de adults en La
Belle estara ofreciendo classes para
maestra sustituta. Las classes
comenzaran a partir del 13 de
abril. Tambien se recibiran registra-
ciones para princi[piantes en
computadora. Todos los interesa-
dos por-favor llamen al numero:
674-4118. Pregunte por el sistemas
de becas para adults.
Feria Para Menores.
El sabado 2 de abril la Escuela
Elementaria La Belle tendra una
feria para menores desde las 10 am
hasta las 2 pm. Habra actividades


The APWA is an international
organization of industry profes-
sionals dedicated to enhancing
the knowledge and competency
of its members, and bringing pub-
lic works related issues to the
world's attention. Wilson is cur-
rent President of the APWA's Flori-
da Chapter, the largest chapter of
the organization's 67 branches in
North America.
Wilson joins 14 other public
works leaders from around the
nation on the committee, which
is charged with reviewing the


Woodrum, Laddie Maralt, Salvador
Medina, Larry Mason, Lisa
McCormick, Pat Dnan ich, Mary
Anderson, Linda Davis, Lachiquita
Purchase, NikkiYeager
March 29: Thomas Gaskins, Jr.,
Jeannette Watson, Irene Stetson,
Larry Davidson, Jane Ann Meek,
Kelly St. Andre, Buster Wilson,
Kevin DiPofi, Salvador Carmona
March 30: John Kisela, Herman
Pinion, Sandra English, Eric Bailey
March 31: C.L. Flucker, Tom
Dankanich, Larry Black, Jr., Lenord
Marroquin, Tim Conyers


para todos los ni-os como exam-
enes de oido y los ojos, una troca
Ide bombers y una ambulancia
con personas encargadas de
demostrarle a las ni-os lo impor-
tante de la seguridad. La Semana
de Menores sera celebrarada en
todo el Estado de La Florida.


APWA's mission statement, goals
and strategies in developing an
operational plan for the coming
year. The committee will meet
July 8-9 in Kansas City, Mo.,
where APWA is headquartered.
Based at WilsonMiller's Fort
Myers office, Wilson is a graduate
of Ohio University, where he
earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
He has been instrumental in the
design and development of some
of Southwest Florida's most com-
plex water, wastewater and water
reclamation systems.
For information please contact
the WilsonMiller Fort Myers office
at 239-939-1020, or visit Wilson-
Miller.com.


About WilsonMiller
WilsonMiller, Inc. is a long-
established Florida firm that offers
a single source of multidiscipli-
nary services (including planning,
engineering, landscape architec-
ture, ecological, surveying, GIS,
and transportation) for land
development, infrastructure,
transportation, and resources
management projects. Our staff
of more than 500 professionals
serves both public and private
clients throughout the southeast
United States, the Caribbean, and
Latin America, from offices in
Naples, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte,
Sarasota, Tampa, North Tampa,
Tallahassee, Destin and Panama
City Beach, Florida.


Dan Waters receives Florida

Engineering Society award


WilsonMiller is pleased to
Announce that Dan Waters, PE.,
has been named the 2004-2005
Young Engineer of the Year by the
Calusa Chapter of the Florida Engi-
neering Society (FES).
Based at the Naples office,
Waters has been with WilsonMiller
since graduating in 1999 from the
University of Florida, where he
earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
As a Project Engineer in the Devel-
opment Design Division, Waters
focuses on plan production, utility
permitting, and permitting through
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, Collier County, the
City of Naples, Lee County, and
Florida DOT. His experience


includes commercial, residential,
and transportation projects.
The Calusa Chapter of FES
serves professional engineers in
Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry
and Lee counties. The organiza-
tion's mission is to enhance the
knowledge, skills, and status of
members by promoting education,
licensure, and the ethical and com-
petent practice of engineering.
Waters is also a member of the
National Society of Professional
Engineers and the American Soci-
ety of Civil Engineers.
For information please contact
the WilsonMiller Naples office at
239-649-4040, or visit Wilson-
Miller.com r


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the time to have your A/C & engine
cooling system checked
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Oficialen La Escuela


Mediana
El Sheriff Ronnie Lee ha puesto
un Official de Recursos Escolares
en La Escuela Mediana. El Oficial
Travis McCarthy ha trabajado con
La oficina del Alguacil del Condado
Hendry por 11 periods anuales,
anteriormente el habia trabajado
en el Estado de Colorado y tambi-
en antes el habia trabajado con La
Escuela Mediana.
El Official McCarthy esta de
regreso y quiere promover una
relacion positive entire los estudi-
antes y los Oficiales de la ley de
Enforzamiento, quiere prevenir
comportamiento delincuente y
trabajar con la Administracion
cuando la ley lo requiera.
Si usted como padre desea con-
tactar al Oficial McCarthy Ilamelo a
La Escuela Mediana: 674-4646.


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Youngblood newest chef in Fort Lauderdale


By JerriLynn Merritt
Lee Youngblood has begun his
new career as a line chef at the
Bin 595, eclectic grille and wine
bar in the Renaissance Hotel. This
four-star establishment is located
in beautiful Plantation, Florida,
and is frequented by celebrity
guests including Motley Crue, the
Miami Dolphins, Kathie Lee (to
whom he was introduced by the
head chef during her latest visit)
and many others.
Bin 595 has been called the
hottest "New Choice Of Fort
Lauderdale Restaurants." This


award-winning
restaurant is
the pride of the
Renaissance
Fort Laud-
erdale Planta-
tion Hotel and
is set apart
from other
restaurants in
Fort Laud- Chef Lee
erdale by an Youngblood
ambiance that
is inviting, charming, timeless and
whimsical. Bin 595 serves Florida
Grille cuisine for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Some of their special-


ties include Key West style
cropino, Florida lobster tail, sea
scallops, Prince Edward Island
mussels and jumbo prawns,
served over cappelini pasta in a
light tomato broth or join them
. for a tempting Sunday brunch
which includes a tempting array
of breakfast items, made-to-order
omelets, Bloody Mary bar, com-
plimentary mimosas and cham-
pagne, premium entrees and
decadent dessert buffet. The
restaurant was awarded an
"excellent" rating by Zagat
Restaurant Survey and named
one of the top 20 new restaurants


in the state of Florida by Florida
Trend Magazine.
Remember that when you visit
ask to say hello to Chef Lee
Youngblood he would be glad to
see some familiar faces from
home.
Lee is a 2002 graduate of
LaBelle High School and his
career path took him to Johnson
Wales University in North Miami
where he received his training.
Lee is the son of Jeff Young-
blood and Bob and Debbie Cole-
man and the grandson of Jackie
Hust and the late Sonny Hust of
Felda.


Merced is new addition to counseling services


In order to meet the increasing
demand for individual and family
counseling services within the
local southwest Florida area, Com-
munity Rehab Services, Inc. of Ft.
Myers is pleased to announce most
recent member to join their quali-
fied staff, Mr. Paul Merced.
Paul provides affordable coun-
seling for those with histories of
addiction, including substance
abuse, eating disorders and gam-
bling addiction. With experience in


HIV/AIDS education and Foster
parent programs, Paul also pro-
vides individual, group and family
therapy for those who find them-
selves in need of professional sup-
port. Culturally diverse and fluent
in English and Spanish, Paul is
available and eager to help all
those in need of counseling servic-
es within the local southwest Flori-
da area.
"With our area growing so rap-
idly, it is wonderful that we have


been able to come across some-
on.e with such outstanding creden-
tials in social work to help those
who find themselves in crisis," said
Barbara Meussner, President of
Community Rehab Services, Inc.
"We want the community to know
that we are available to meet their
needs. We care about this com-
munity and realize that sometimes
people do not always know where
to turn during difficult times. We
want them to know that we are


here for them and that we have the
knowledge and experience to help
them through their hardships."
Appointments to meet with
Paul may be scheduled through
the Ft. Myers office at 1650 Medical
Lane, Suite 4, Ft. Myers, Florida
33907, or by calling 239-277-9818.
Provisions for home rehabilitation
services or confidential meetings
may also be arranged by contact-
ing the Community Rehab Ser-
vices, Inc. office.


Births


Bryce Charles
Johnson
"Jamie and Jessica of LaBelle
are proud to announce the birth
of their son, Bryce Charles John-
son. He was born on February
12, 2005, at Lee Memorial Health
Park in Ft. Myers. He weighed 8
pounds 6 ounces and was 21
and one-half inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Teresa Picard and Sixto
Rodriguez of LaBelle. Paternal
grandparents are the late Pamela


and Randy Johnson of LaBelle.
Great grandparents are Adol-
fo and Mary Jane Rodriquez of
LaBelle, Marilyn and Ron Bowen
of Ortona, Judy Edwards of Ver-
mont and Butch Edwards of Ten-
nessee.
Sarah Elizabeth
Moore
Melissa and Jerry R. Moore Jr.
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Sarah Eliza-
beth Moore. She was born Feb-
ruary 25, 2005, at 1:40 p.m. at


Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers,
Fl. Sarah was 7 pounds and 12
ounces and 20 inches long at
birth. She is the granddaughter
of Greg and Marva Pharis of
LaBelle, Jerry R. Moore, Sr. of
LaBelle and Phyllis Betz of Terre
Haute, IN. She is the great grand
daughter of Jerry and Charlotte
Phelps of Beaver Dam, KY, Bill
Pharis of Leesburg, James and
Beverly Polk of Lake Placid, for-
merly of LaBelle, James and
Wilma Surnmerall of Live Oak,
also formerly of LaBelle. She is
the great-great granddaughter of


Wilmert and Marglean Pharis of
Leesburg.
Kiara Ann Rolen
Joseph and Anna Rolen are
proud to announce the birth of
their baby girl Kiara Ann Rolen.
She was born Feb. 3, 2005 at
Jamestown Regional Hospital,
Jamestown, TN. She weighed 7
pounds and was 19.5 inches
long at birth.
Her maternal grandparents
are Tracey and Ronald Jenkins of
TN and Debbie and Steve Rolen
of Palmdale, FL.


Don't hide the boiled eggs!


Eggs are one of nature's won-
ders.
A whole egg has about 75
calories. Most of the calories as
well as most of the nutrition is in
the yolk. An egg yolk only has
about 17 calories.
Eggs contain Vitamins A, D,
E, B12 as well as choline and
folic acid. Choline is a nutrient
the body used to make the brain
chemical that is necessary for
memory function.
Eggs are a good source of
nutrition with about 6 grams of
protein in one egg.
Colored eggs are often used
as a symbol of Easter. If you plan
to color hard boiled eggs this
year, just don't hide them.
Cooking eggs damages the
shell it creates tiny holes in the
shell that can let in bacteria.
Once an egg is hardboiled, it
should be kept cold. Hiding
hardboiled eggs outside is poten-
tially dangerous in Florida,
because the eggs will warm
quickly and may become con-
taminated with bacteria.
I always advise using plastic
eggs for Easter egg hunts. You
can put pennies or small toys
inside the eggs. Be careful about
putting candy in the plastic eggs
- the Florida heat can easily turn
candy into a melted mess.
Hardboiled eggs can be safely
kept in the refrigerator for about
a week, so don't cook more than
you plan to use in a week.
The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture offers the fol-
lowing tips on handling eggs
safely:
Keep eggs in the refrigera-
tor until ready to cook.
e Take out only the number
of eggs you need to use.
When ready to use eggs,
remember they roll, so first find a
place to secure them outside the
refrigerator.
-Throw out any dirty or
cracked eggs.
Always wash hands with


warm, soapy water before and
after preparing eggs.
Crack eggs into a clean
bowl. If some shell gets into the
bowl, use a clean spoon to get it
out.
Throw broken eggshells
directly into trashcan.
Use an egg separator if
recipe calls for separation of egg
whites from yolks into different
bowls.
Wash hands with warm
soapy water before adding other
ingredients.
After adding other ingredi-
ents, do not taste raw batter or
dough until it has been cooked.
When cooking eggs, make
sure the egg whites have turned
to a white color and are solid not
runny. The yolk should be begin-
ning to thicken. Scrambled eggs
should not have any liquid.
Dishes made with eggs
should be cooked thoroughly,
and baked goods should be solid
in the center when tested with a
toothpick.
Measure the temperature at
the center of the cooked egg dish
with a thermometer. Cook until
the temperature in the center of
the dish reads 160 degrees when
tested.
Wash all dishes, pots and
pans, cooking utensils and food
preparation areas with warm
soapy water as soon as possible
after use.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise-be consid-
ered "healthy."


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Community calendar


Courtesy photo


Sixth grade math whizzes
Sixth grade students at LaBelle Middle School voluntarily participated in the Florida Mathematics League math contest
on Thursday, March 10, 2005. Winners are Brandon Cooper- fourth place tie, David Miller second place tie, Rubio
Genaro second place tie, Caleb Baker fourth place tie, Trey Reyes first place, Michael Pittman fourth place tie, Har-
mony Keating third place tie, Angela Carmona fifth place. Not pictured Robert Morrison, third place tie.


Amores completes training


Courtesy photo

Generosity times two
The winner of Country Oaks Elementary's 2nd Annual
Cowadunga is Johnson Engineering. Pictured are
Matthew Howard (right) and Andy Tilton (center) of
Johnson Engineering, generously donating back the
$1,000.00 prize to the school. Accepting on behalf of
C.O.E. is principal, Vicki Stem.


Marine Corps Pvt. Jeremiah R.
Amores, son of Beverly A. and step-
son of Curtis P. Middleton of Alva,
recently completed 12 weeks of
basic training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S. C. designed to chal-
lenge new Marine recruits both
physically and mentally.
Amores and fellow recruits
began their training at 5 a. m., by
running three miles and perform-
ing calisthenics. In addition to the
physical conditioning program,
Amores spent numerous hours in
classroom and field assignments,
which included learning first aid,
uniform regulations, combat water
survival, marksmanship, hand-to-
hand combat and assorted
weapons training. They performed


close order drill and operated as a
small
infantry unit during field train-
ing.
Amores and other recruits also
received'instruction on the Marine
Corps' core values-honor,
courage and commitment, and
what the core values mean in guid-
ing personal and professional con-
duct.
Amores and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with The
Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution
culminating in an emotional cere-
mony in which recruits are pre-
sented the Marine Corps Emblem,
and addressed as "Marines" for the
first time in their careers.
Amores is a 2003 graduate of
Durant High School of Durant, OK.


IATRIE


Friday, March 25
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
VFW 10100 Aux.: Friday meal, $6,
5-? p.m., post home on SR 29S
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting 7
p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Bingo! Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Early bird 6:45, Regu-
lar at 7 p.m. NO Smoking
Saturday, March 26
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Sunday, March 27
AA: 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open dis-
cussion
Monday, March 28
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6
p.m., First Christian Church, Social
Hall, 138 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Moose Lodge #2398: 8 p.m.
Moose Lodge Lions/Jaycee Blvd.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting


Tuesday, March 29
LaBelle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m.,
Flora and Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's,
noon
F/S Park Community Meeting:
Daniels School/Community Center,
6:30 p.m.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spirit of
the Gulf" (formerly Ft. Myers Fever
and City of Palms); weekly rehearsals
at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Win-
kler Road (not Avenue), 7 p.m. Free
lessons, auditions, orientations, 675-
1338 or 675-3080. (Ladies only.)
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study group
8 p.m. First Christian Church, Ford
Avenue, open meeting
Wednesday, March 30
AA: Big Book Meeting: Noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Wednesday Night Live: 5-7 p.m.,
Caloosa Baptist Church, for youth in
grades 6-12 at 500 W. Hwy. 80. Phone
675-4079
PPVFD: drill 7p.m.
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recreation
Hall.
Thursday, March 31
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's room
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discussion,
First Christian Church, Ford Ave., Call
Intergroup at 275-5111


Tax savings deadline nears


Business owners can save up
to 25 percent on their Tangible Per-
sonal Property assessment by fil-
ing their DR405 Tangible Personal
Property return before April 1 ,
2005. All those who own a busi-
ness, condo, rental or agricultural
property need to file a return with
the Property Appraiser. You may
get a return form at the Property
Appraiser's office in the LaBelle
Courthouse complex or the
Clewiston office at 710 East El
Paso. Offices are open from 8:30
a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Your accountant
will also have DR405 forms.
Report changes in the business
name, mailing address or location.


If your business closed or sold dur-
ing the year, you are required to file
a signed form stating how your
equipment was disposed of and
the closing date. Returns need to
be signed by the taxpayer/owner
of the business (not your account-
ant only). Unsigned returns will be
sent back for proper signatures.
Penalties of 5 percent to 25 percent
are added to assessments of busi-
nesses that file returns after the
deadline or neglect to file. Please
stop by or call our office at (863)
675-5270, if you think you received
a return in error, have questions
concerning the form or have ques-
tions concerning your tangible
personal property.


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675 i

4844 .i,


675-3233
155 S. MAIN STREET LABELLE
STATE CERTIFIED CLASS A CONTRACTOR
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forever trellis; A touch of romance


For roses and many other trail-
ing, vining or even sprawling plants
and flowers, there's nothing like a
trellis, but not a 1., weak one.
And when in a pinch for space,
vegetable growing on a trellis can
be very satisfactory, handy and
even delicious.
Almost any garden supply cata-
logue as ,well as garden centers
offer trellises made of various
materials for various plants. My
experience with the usual selection
of trellises is sad. I've found them
flimsy, too ornate, too small, too
difficult to maintain, or too expen-
sive for genuine wrought iron.
The one in our garden and sev-
eral in his garden, are the creation
of Larry Luckey (Glades County
Property Appraiser, whose heart is
in his garden) who says, "Well, this
type trellis probably goes back to
necessity is the mother of inven-
tion. I just kept thinking and look-
ing and all of a sudden, I knew
what to do." Larry's trellis is life-
long sturdy, size can be adjusted in
assembling, and the mechanics
don't show once the rose, or other
plant, is established. And, since it's
a do-it-yourself trellis, it's relatively
inexpensive.
You'll need four treated wood
fence posts 4 1/2" x 6 1/2 ft., or
steel, which are sturdy but not
nearly as pretty, and a panel of
"bull" wire 4 ft. x 16 ft. available at
most garden-ranch supply stores
or tractor-machinery type stores.
Please don't make the mistake of
buying a less heavy wire. You might
be surprised at how strong rose
canes are as they mature.
What to do: As shown, there
are two fence posts on each side.
First: "plant" the posts deep
enough to be really firm, not less
than 24 inches. Then with heavy
steel staples attach one end of the
wire with at least 4 heavy steel sta-
ples to the inside of posts at each
corner.
This next step will take two
strong people who love roses!
With gloves on, take hold of one
end of panel, one person at each
corner. Gradually bend the panel
until the other end rests on the
inside of the other two posts. The
posts should be 4 to 5 feet apart. It's
almost like a miracle it bends per-
fectly into a handsome arch. Again,
attach wire panel to posts with
heavy steel staples. Now you have
a forever trellis. To make the arch
taller, simply position the end of the
panel a foot or so up the posts from


You can have a lovely, lifelong trellis to show off your botanical beauties.


ground level.
Of course, plant one, two, or
even three roses on either side.
Naturally, one bush will take longer
to cover trellis than two or three.
However, it's been my rose experi-
ence that planting 3 is gilding the
lily. One rose at each corner is
ideal. Here in Florida it will take less
than a season for the canes to grow
up and over the trellis. Most of the
time climbers will simply reach up
and through the "wire windows"
with little or no additional attaching
necessary.
If roses .are. not part of your life
but you take kindly to a trellis, plant
Heavenly Blue Morning Glories,
stand back and watch their sky-
blue faces open and smile 'til the
sun goes down.
Other ideal trellis plants include
pandora, allamanda, clematis
(perennial or annual), honeysuck-
le, even bougainvillea, -and
more...more! But when it comes
to bougainvillea, don't be afraid to
keep it from over-riding the whole
trellis. Since bougainvillea blooms
more or less the entire Florida year,
flowering on new growth, keep
spent bracts cut off, stand back and
watch for another show of color.
Reminder: Not unlike roses,
bougainvillea cannot tolerate wet
feet. Water sparingly in the dry sea-
son, or not at all.
Although this is first and fore-
most about trellises, a way to dis-
play and control


roses, how can I speak of roses
without naming a few most perfect
ones for southern trellises? As Mike
Shoup/Antique Rose Emporium
says: "Climbing Pinkie is the single
most versatile rose a garden can
have, she does it all. She's a free-
standing shrub, climbs informally
as a hedge, adorns pillars of a gaze-
bo, or on trellises. She even pro-
vides an elegant touch to large pots
when allowed to cascade over the
sides. Climbing Pinkie's clusters of
fragrant pink" roses bloom repeat-
edly through temperate months. Its
nearly thorn less canes make it a
joy to train." And there's Buff Beau-
ty (apricot-salmon blendings),
Prosperity (pristine white) and two
extraordinary reds, Altissimo and
Dortmund, large flowered
climbers so stately they cry out to
be used on a trellis. Reve d'Or is
another must. A fragrant, soft
creamy yellow Noisette a rose
you can't live without. Since the
1850s Reve d'Or has been charm-
ing everyone who sees her pendu-
lous blossoms that fluctuate in
color and size during summer
adding dramatic interest to the gar-
den.
Don Juan has been omitted
because "he" grows more as a pil-
lar than a climber, not having the
covering characteristics needed for
a trellis. Don Juan will always have
a special place in our garden but
not on the trellis.
And to stretch the dream of a


Volunteers! Project Graduation


is just around the corner


trellis, try this: A timeless tunnel of
roses simply
by lining up either two or three
of these trellises and planting your
favorites the entire length!
As to cost: posts, 4-5 inches
about $5.20. Bull wire panels: 16x4
ft. less than $30. A handful of sta-
ples a dollar or so.
This is the amount you'll have
invested in a "life-long" trellis...pro-
vided you
discount the personal labor, a
one-time investment. You'll revere
the day you "planted" a Larry Luck-
ey trellis.
For those who have always
wanted even more than a trellis,
that is a trellis-tunnel, simply
"plant" two or even more "bull"
wire trellises in a row. Presto!
It's a stunning romantic tunnel
of roses.


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help is needed in the form of
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and to help out that night.
The graduates will be kept
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FOUND- Household pet, 8
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must describe to claim,
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3rd. House on Right.
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furn., China, Glassware,
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One Person Office, exc.
people skills. Phones, light
typing & bookkeeping. F/T,
Mon.-Fri., LaBelle. Will re-
turn call aft 6 pm. 863-
675-1134.
POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE!! Federal,
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Entry Levels. Call 7 days
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Sales Representatives To
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schools and libraries. Ex-
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Owners Needed
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Se nesecita, chofer Clase A
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a viernes. Ano redondo.
Interesados llama 863-
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SHIPPING SUPERVISOR
Needed for Immokalee
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business helpful. Salary
based on ability & experi-
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appointment Call Rita @
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Yes, Krehling Industries
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earn $34k to $45k
plus. Includes Com-
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FOREMAN
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Phone: 863-675-2140
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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 be 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 0 Alva, FL 33920



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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BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in computerized P/R,
AP & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
to 863-983-5116.


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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Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 86a-9023079 or Fax resume to: 863- 93- 080
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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




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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 #802428.


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!


Ambitious? $500-$1,000/
Day Returning Calls. No
Selling, Not MLM, No
Boss. Call Only If Serious.
Toll Free (866)850-7364.


Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
(800)693-9398 Ext.
856.

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



**$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
$$** Never Repay! Live
Operators! Gov't Grants for
Personal Bills, School,
Business, etc. $47 billion
left unclaimed. (800)574-
1804 ext. 369.




Services




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

-ookkeeping


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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
R813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


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

NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-
RESTED? Criminal De-
fense *State *Federal
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*DUI *License Suspen-
sion *Parole *Probation
*Domestic Violence
*Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.


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


0Be[a Grande

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


Anyone
who has a
problem wall around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546



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


Merchandise i



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5301
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 510
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550,
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 59')
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 66f0
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 665
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.


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Employmen
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Employment
Ful Tim eK I I


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

MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.


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.



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 box 1%/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.

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COMICS
(2) boxes Old comics
$500 or best offer
(863)674-0049


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.

Furniture 610


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
BR SET, full sz, box spring &
matt, 2 nitestands, head-
board, 2 dressers, $250.
(863)675-1994
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DINING TABLE, 4 Chairs,
$100. (863)675-4792



4
KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
QS BR SUITE- exc cond,
$375. (863)673-6842.


SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd. like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.


EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.


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HOUSE
CLEANING &
TUTORING
863-843-8110
WILL CLEAN
YOUR HOME
For reasonable
rates. (863)675-7105






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.

Health Care


BEAGLE, Male CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
JACK RUSSEL female
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
(863)673-5370
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fem., 1 male, $300.
(863)528-9897
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv.
voice msg 863-697-0035
SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214


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SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell


COLOR TV- 25", swivel, and
Fax Machine, $135 for
both. (863)675-1155.



LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159


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


Agriculture

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


APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
PAINT MALE HORSE- 6yr
old, trail ride, gentle, loads
on trlr, $900 or best offer.
(863)612-0496.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.


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AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


I Antique


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


Rentals

P1111302N


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


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



MOBILEHOME
3/2 in Tanglewood Oaks.
$750/mo + sec. Call
863-675-6788



SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
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.


We Do Rentals! Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Week/Weekend/Month or
Season! INCLUDES: Rec-
reational/Cultural Activi-
ties. We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, cha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O. BOX 1804,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).




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



LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. inci tax. 10'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


Aim


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.
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.
New Radar/Laser Detec-
tor/Scrambler $120.00 1
Year warranty, 1 year Tick-
et Rebate. Cordless Key-
board/Opticalmouse
$40.00 (813)943-1544
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ent@tampabay.rr.com
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(866)742-1373, or e-mail
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more information. (Out of
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available.) Visit us online
at www.florida-
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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 maintained
$600 ask for lan
(863)517-1177


LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.


LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613


LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.


MOWER, 20" Push, 3 hp.
Starts easily. $60
(863)675-4409



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


Your vote on
July 19,2005

Keep

Mayor

Sherri
Craichy
Political Advermsement Paid for

City of LaBelle


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


HUNT ELK, Red Stag,
Whitetail, Buffalo Our
season starts September
1, 2005. GUARANTEED
HUNTING LICENSE,
$5.00. We have NO Game,
NO Pay Policy. Call days:
(314)209-9800, Even-
inqs: (314)894-3776.



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.
FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
9qq
GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.
(866)411-5263.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 609. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

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


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

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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 Property1080


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.
OXBOW, Antique, 36" long,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-4792


DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-
9946.

MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side.w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
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.


WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $100. (863)674-
0790

Livstock 855


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.
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HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm
HOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, land-
ry, porch, $25,000
(863)599-2626
LABELLE
New home buyer finish
off that purchase right
visit Whites
Furniture & Appliances.
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
863-675-0717

PIONEER, 2/3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
on 2V2 Acres, 40X35 metal
bidg., 6 Stall pole barn.
$249K (941)320-4600
Additional 2'/2 Acres Avail.
Fully Furnished Option.


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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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100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL


This is YOUR chance to own property in Highlands
(County! flomesites range, fom J1/Ito 1/2 acre,
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Over 100 komesites will be sold .WSOL.'TE to the
last and highest bidder, regardless of price!
This is a perfect opportunity to purchase
property for investments, primary residence,
vacation hmne or retirement home sites.


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



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


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' CLOOSA BELLE, 1BR,
Private & quite $400
+ $200 sec dep 863-
674-1219
LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced ya'rd,$80,000. or
rent $800 mo. Call for de-
tails. 863-234-9540.


1-3 Cuartos dos banos
lista PARA SER occupada
1/4 Acr. -/+ para mas
information Llame Al
(863)675-8888
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Shoreside
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Bedroom 2Bath man-
ufactured home on 2.5
acres. Property is
f(ItC('e vw/beautiftul
oak trees, 25x49 -R
pole barn and mature
orange grove. All this
for $250,000.
ALVA AREA 3/2
water front home with
d(ocx:k. All for $359,900.
ALVA AREA 3/2
manufactured home in
55 and older riverfront
community. Priced to
sell at $219,900.
Call us todav the


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RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-,
mote sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mls.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023
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Marine


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


Automobiles i



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4 0,r,
Four Wheel Drive 403.5
Heavy-Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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CHEVY CAMARO,.
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
-FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078


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

a., $650,000
Pamela Vertullo
RIAl.TOR";


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Advertise your business in

Call A Pro
For only

$10 a week

Call Barb or Dale at
(863) 675-2541
To learn more!
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ERA Beaver Real Estate
1825 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907


675 4550
10 acres with
approx. 600 ft. on
Hwy sOW less than I
mile from citv limits.
$2,000,000.



4.5 acres. $499,000.



$149,900.
Great Investment
Potential 9,000 sq.
ft. commercial build-
ing on corner lot
with large parking
lot. $600;000.
Rodney Murray
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iAutmoil


LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

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.
***********


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, 6TX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567


CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91 '
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072. i
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
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!


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


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

FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.

ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-9561.


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.

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


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Office
(239) 939 2846
Fax
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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.


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

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

Double Trailes y Sencias
A un precio reasonable Llame
para mas information
863-675-8888
GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091
PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228
Travel Trailer, 33', w/
screened porch, move in
cond., $3500 or best offer.,
863-674-1707 at Lot 99,
LaBelle Woods RV Re-
sort.
Earn some extra cash. Sell
your used items in the
classifieds.


Recreation


Boats 31005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous '025
Motorcycles 3030,
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30135


ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
(863)902-03116

BOAT DOCKAGE $200 Mo.
safe, private & affordable
located near the Ortona
Lock off of the Caloosa-
hatchee River
(863)675-7080

Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108

OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812


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

Ranker, 19', 140 inboard
-motor, fiberglass hull, low
hours, $2900. Inquire at
Lot 54, Riverbend Trailer
Park or call 863-467-
4997/801-9360

TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736


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BIG DISCOUNTS!!!!
Brechenridge
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenridge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 1!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.
CAMPER TOP- deluxe for
longbed PU, $500,
863)675-0636 or
239)896-2025.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
GOLF STREAM 1997, 30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Very good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837
Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.

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


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


DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561.

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


Public Notices



Public Notice D51
State Public -
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W 675-0898 I
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y/ ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
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 Greentree East in Clewiston,
Florida. Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or mailedto 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. General 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 criteria.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17,24,31/2005


Briefs

FGCU hosts seminar about West Nile Virus
The Florida Gulf Coast University Biotechnology Seminar
Series invites members of the public, healthcare community
and media to "Immune System Control of West Nile Virus Infec-
tion" 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
Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology 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 California at San Francis-
co and the University of California at Berkeley, Diamond joined
the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine in
2001.
For more information, contact associate professor of
biotechnology Scott F. Michael at (239) 590-7439 or
smichael@fgcu.edu .

Teachers, agents can earn masters degree
High school teachers and county extension agents can now
earn their master of science degree via a new distance educa-
tion program beginning this month at the University of Florida.
"We knew there was a need for this type of degree pro-
gram," said Brian Myers, an assistant professor of agricultural
education at UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
(UF/IFAS), and coordinator of the online program."
Sharon Guest-Tagliavento, a UF/IFAS Flagler County 4-H
extension agent participating in the program, said it eliminates
a two-hour commute each way. 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 Sci-
ences tailored the distance program to meet the needs of exten-
sion agents and teachers in the public school system, including
courses for improving technical skills and classroom teaching
methods. In addition, there are courses in program develop-
ment and adult education designed for extension agents.
Distance education courses are offered during three semes-
ters per year, and participants register for two courses each
semester.
Instead of completing a thesis, each class member must sub-
mit a final project at the end of the two-and-one-half-year pro-
gram of study.
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 classmates and professors.


FHP issues telephone scam alert


Tallahassee-The Florida High-
way Patrol is issuing an alert to cit-
izens regarding a phone scam
that is spreading throughout Flori-
da, Callers (con artists), who are
impersonating Florida Highway
Patrol Troopers, as well as other
law enforcement officers, have
been contacting citizens by tele-
phone at random advising them
that a family member has been
involved in a traffic crash. The con
artist urges the phone owner to
dial either *72 or 72# in order to
speak with a doctor. By doing this,
the phone owner will unknow-
ingly permit the caller on the
other end to use their phone line
for making local or long distance


telephone calls which will ulti-
mately be billed to the phone
owner's account. Citizens who
suspect that they may have fallen
victim to a con artist phone scam
must contact their local phone
company to ascertain how to
remove call forwarding from their
telephone forwarding system.
Most of these phone calls have
originated from pay phones locat-
ed within correctional facilities.
Some correctional facilities have
started playing a recording on all
collect calls dialed from pay-
phones within the facility in
which the receiver of the call is
advised that they are receiving a
collect call from a correctional


facility. Many of the calls have
originated from a correctional
facility in Miami-Dade. Please
note that if your phone is
equipped with caller ID, these
calls begin with (305) 459 xxxx
and the ID name will be TCG pay-
phones. Be cautioned that the
Miami-Dade Correctional Facility
is not the only facility from which
these calls can originate and the
above listed number is for infor-
mational purposes only.
Victims or potential victims
should immediately contact the
law enforcement agency the
caller claimed to represent. Any-
one receiving a suspicious call is
asked to make notations about


the caller's voice, request a call
back number, and take advantage
of the caller ID feature if they have
the equipment installed on their
phone. The Florida Highway
Patrol does not notify family
members of crash victims via col-
lect calls from payphones, nor
would we request anyone to dial
a *72 or 72# number..Anyone
who suspects that they might
have been victimized by an indi-
vidual who identified himself/her-
self as a member of the Florida
Highway Patrol is asked to con-
tact their local Florida Highway
Patrol station. The Florida High-
way Patrol's internet address is:
wwVw.state.fl.us/fhp.


Lessons can be painful but necessary


By Valarie Bostic
Lessons in life can be hard.
Especially when these lessons
come with a price or you learn
them before you are ready. One of
the most difficult lessons to learn is
how to accept failure and to move
on.
My ten-year old son, Sam had
to learn this lesson very recently. It
broke my heart but deep down I
know that this is something every-
one must go through at one time
or another in their life.
God gives each of us talents in
life. Some people have many tal-
ents. They can do several things
fairly well. Others have just one
talent. Then, there are those shin-
ing stars. These are individuals
who radiate a light from within
themselves that shines to the
world warming it through the pure
joy of being around them. That's
my Sam, the shining star.
Sam is my youngest child.
When I was pregnant with him, I
was sure I was carrying a girl. The
thing is, I already had two boys,
r


and I wanted a girl.
But God has a way of giving you
what you need instead of what you
think you want. When I was about
seven months pregnant, I had a
dream about a beautiful baby with
curly hair and angel wings. The
child was so exquisite that I fell in
love. In the dream, I heard a voice
say, "Name your son Samuel." I
know that was God's voice.
Sam was a wonderful baby. Yet
as he grew, I noticed that he was
somewhat shy.
To get Sam through his shyness
and improve his confidence, his
Dad and I put him in piano les-
sons. We were hoping that
through music Sam would open
his soul and let his light shine
through. His first piano recital
went fine. We almost had to drag
him onstage but he did what he
was supposed to and got through
the day.
Then, something funny hap-
pened. I was at home one day
when I heard the voice of an angel
singing. The melody was so pure it


brought tears to my eyes. This
couldn't be Sam, could it?
Indeed it was. Finally, after a lit-
tle coaxing, he auditioned for the
school choir. He even landed a
small duet in the Christmas con-
cert.
With a little encouragement
from his piano teacher, we entered
Sam in the Lehigh Jr. Spring Idol
contest at Veterans Park. "Sing like
you do at home, Sam," I told him.
That boy shocked me. My shy little
Sam came forth with such depth
and beauty that my heart melted.
He could really belt a song out. He
received high praise from the
judges but unfortunately, like the
popular show "American Idol," the
winners are picked by the audi-
ence. It was down to the final four
contestants when Sam was elimi-
nated by one vote. Go figure. My
Dad couldn't come that night
because he had a CPR class. That
would have tied the score.
Night after night as I wanted the
kids get "eliminated" from the
contest I saw the pain and despair


it caused them. My heart broke
just seeing their faces. I tried my
best to prepare Sam for the possi-
bility, but to little avail.
The next morning, he was still
down. "It's not fair, Mom," he said.
"Sam, I told him. "If every time
something doesn't go your way
you get upset, you will spend your
whole life upset. Life isn't always
fair. You just never give up."
The lesson was a tough one but
a necessary one. It isn't about how
you handle the successes you
achieve that strengthen you, but
how you handle the failures.
Lehigh hasn't heard the last of
Sam Bostic. There is a light that
radiates within him so brightly that
I know it comes straight from
Heaven. He has beauty, purity and
soul. The Bible tells us that many
are called but few are chosen. Sam
has definitely been chosen. But his
successes will be won through the
perseverance of his failures. All I all
I think everyone needs a lesson
such as this from time to time.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Trday.
March 31, 2005 at 5P X at
The Greentree South Community
1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Forida,
Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person or per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The meeting will Include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
560638 CB/CGS 3/24/05

NOTICE OF MEETING
Edison College's Hendry Glades Task
Force will meet on April 8 and May
13 at 8:30 AM at Flora and Ella's
Restaurant, State Road 80, La-
Belle, Florida. A copy of the meet-
ing agenda will be available for In-
spection in the libraries ofthe Char-
laotte, Collier and Lee County Cam-
puses one week prior to the meet-
ig date and at the College's ad-
ministrative office located at 4050
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida.
562490 CGS/CB 3/24/05
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
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