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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: April 7, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
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Little Miss LaBelle

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Delivering Western Hendry


Sports

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County's News o


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VOLUME 83gNUMBER4HSDAYgApril 7,2005


At A Glance


High levels of TTHMs in water


Supply being monitored


PROUD TO SALUTE
THOSE WHO WERE
RT E AND STILL ARE


SRelay for
Life 2005
Join with the American Can-
cer Society for a Committee
Rally on Thursday, April 7, 6
p.m. at Flora and Ella's Restau-
. rant. Dessert will be served. For
further information please call
941-627-3000 ext. 111.
Attention grove
and farm owners
Did you know that 35 mil-
lion Americans face hunger,
while 96 billion pounds of food
go to waste in this country each
year? But, YOU can help us do
something about it!
The Society of St. Andrew is
a Christian organization that
coordinates volunteers to
"GLEAN" produce from groves
and farms that would normally
go to waste. This food is then
donated to food pantries,
homeless shelters, the Salva-
tion Army, and other places that
can get the food into the hands
of the needy. Look up the Soci-
ety of Saint Andrew online for
more information. Call Ann
Maier, the Ft. Myers Area Coor-
dinator at 239-275-7815, if you
will allow your groves or fields
to be gleaned.
SCF wrap-up
meeting
The Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val wrap-up meeting will be
held on Monday, April 11, at
6:30 p.m. at the Commission-
er's room in the Hendry County
Courthouse.
LPA hearings
Notice is, hereby given that
the Local Planning Agency of
Hendry County (LPA) will hold
Public Hearings on the follow-
ing matters on Wed., April 13, at
7 p.m. in the Commission
Chambers,- Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave, LaBelle. The LPA will
determine if each application is
consistent with the Compre-
hensive Plan of Hendry County,
Florida and will further review
each application for Zoning
Change or Special Exception.
CARD focuses
on disabilities
The Center for Autism and
Related Disabilities-University of
South Florida (CARD-USF) will
present "Asperger's Syndrome:
Planning for Success" from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19,
at Florida Gulf Coast University,
WGCU Public Media Building,
conference room 28. The pro-
gram is designed for parents,
grandparents and teachers of
children and adolescents with
Asperger's syndrome.
CARD-USF training are
offered in Collier County as a
free public service. Registration
is required. For information,
call (239) 590-7771, or e-mail
registration and contact infor-
mation to cphilbro@fgcu.edu.
CARD-USF provides program
services for individuals with
autism, dual sensory impair-
ments and related disabilities,
families, professionals and
peers throughout eighteen
counties in west, central and
southwest Florida.

Index

Classifieds ....... 16-18
Editorial ............. 4
Speak Out ........... 4
Social News............5
Sports . . . .8
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By Patty Brant
City water customers are
being warned to use reasonable
care while the City of LaBelle
utilities department wrestles
with a treatment problem.
The city water plant is experi-
encing a Total Trihalomethanes
(TTHM) problem similar to one
several years ago. Tri-
halomethanes are a byproduct
of the interaction of certain dis-
infectants (such as chlorine)


and organic/inorganic matter
present in the water.
LaBelle city water samples
from consecutive quarterly sets,
collected on September 29,
2004, and December 1, 2004,
contained a considerably higher
concentration of TTHMs than is
allowable by the Department of
Environmental Protection. The
September sample showed a
concentration of 309.0 micro-
grams per liter, while the
December sample indicated the


By Mark Young
The first of April marks the first
day of an important effort to
bring awareness to the smallest
victims of crime arebrought to
the forefront of attention through
Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention
Month.
As just one small part of that
effort to recognize the children in
our lives, the first week of April is
Children's Week, highlighted
locally by a Children's Fair at
LaBelle Elementary last Saturday.
The event was sponsored by
the Family Service Network of
Hendry/Glades, United Way and
Success by Six.
The Family Service Network is
a compilation of organizations
geared toward one common
goal: To help promote the health
and welfare of families through-
out the area.
According to Healthy Families
Program Manager Judith
Paskvan, the organization of indi-
vidual agencies into a broad net-
work of service providers reach-


Patients at the Hendry/Glades
County Health Department are
benefiting by the use of telemedi-
cine to treat the chronically ill liv-
ing in this rural service area. This
cutting edge technology is used
by clinicians to transmit high-res-
olution images of patient exami-
nations and accompanying
health data to specialty care
providers. It is an important tool
with a bright future in the deliv-
ery of health care to rural com-
munities.
Two telemedicine examina-
tion and transmission stations
are presently in operation at clin-
ic sites located in the inland
Southwest Florida communities


concentration had been
reduced to 223.0 micrograms
per liter.
The Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) allowable for
TTHMs is 80 micrograms per
liter.
Trihalomethanes are listed as
carcinogens (cancer causing
agents) and consuming drink-
ing water containing more than
80 micrograms of TTHMs per
liter over a lengthy period of
time may also cause liver, kid-
ney or central nervous system
problems in some people.
TTHMs may also cause prob-


Judy Paskvan, lower left, gave away tons of door prizes at
the Children's Health Fair held at LES. Informational hand-
outs were plentiful for both parents and children. Free snow
cones, popcorn and other treats were enjoyed, all the while
learning about taking care of children's health and safety.
ing a common goal has helped to "It's a group of providers that
increase the availability of a vari- came together to discuss issues
ety o6f services to those in need. and share resources."
"We've been in existence
since the early 1990s," she said. See Abuse Page 2


of LaBelle and Clewiston. Fund-
ing for this network was
obtained through the Health
Resources and Services Adminis-
tration's Bureau of HIV/AIDS,
Ryan White Title III program to
provide HIV patients with
increased access to specialty care
providers.
Patient examination images
are recorded electronically
through the use of sophisticated
medical instrumentation
attached with high-resolution
fiber optics or miniature video
cameras to computer stations.
The information is then encoded
and encrypted for security pur-
poses and transmitted via a ren-


dezvous server located in Ft.
Worth, TX to designated special-
ty care physicians for diagnosis.
There are presently two out-of-
area specialty care providers in
dermatology and pain manage-
ment linked to the system and
efforts are being made to expand
specialty care to include cardiol-
ogy, pulmonology and psychia-
try.
The advafitages telemedicine
brings to patients living in isolat-
ed rural areas are many, explains
program manager Glen Price,
adding" that most importantly it
brings health care to the people.
See Medicine Page 2


lems in pregnant women. Until disinfection system, which usu-
the problem is corrected, users ally works well, can sometimes
may wish to use commercial result in this type of problem.
bottled water or water treated The city water supply will con-
by an. appropriate home water tinue to be monitored for
treatment device (one that has TTHMs over the next several
been certified by the National months.
Sanitation Foundation [NSF] for The City of LaBelle is in the
reducing TTHMs in drinking- -planning process to replace its
water). 1974 vintage waterplant with a
According to LaBelle Super- new one. However, that will
intendent of Public Works take several years to accom-
Michael Boyle, the city installed plish.
a new chloromine system sever-
al years ago that has worked Editors note: Post your corn-
well to remove discoloration ment on this issue at
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Hendry




fatalities




reach seven


The life of another local resi-
dent has been lost on LaBelle
area roads. Lynnda A. Gray, 54,
of LaBelle, died as the result of a
crash at the intersection of Rain-
bow Circle and Eucalyptus Blvd.
The crash occurred at 7:45 a.m.
March 30.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Ms. Gray was
driving her 2001 Saturn north-
bound on Rainbow Circle and
stopped at the intersection. She
then attempted to turn left onto
Eucalyptus Blvd.
Sixteen-year-old Michael'
Richard Awbrey, also of LaBelle,
was driving a 1996 Jeep Wran-
gler eastward and steered left,
attempting to avoid the impend-
ing collision.


However, his vehicle struck
the left side of Ms. Gray's vehicle.
She was wearing a seatbelt at the
time of the collision. Mr. Awbrey
was not.
Ms. Gray expired at the scene.
Mr. Awbrey suffered serious
injuries and was transported to
Southwest Regional Hospital in
Fort Myers.
This is the seventh traffic fatal-
ity recorded in Hendry County
thus far in 2005. Last year over 20
people lost their lives on Hendry
County roads.
A celebration of Ms. Gray's
life was held at 2 p.m., on Sun-
day, April 3, at the Episcopal
Church of the Good Shepherd in
See Fatalities --Page 2


Stay healthy at


animal exhibits


Hendry County
Health Department .
From watching calf roping
at the rodeo to petting lambs at
the county fair, there are many
ways to explore the animal
world this spring and summer.
Exhibits such as petting zoos
and fairs allow children of all
ages to have the thrilling experi-
ence of coming face to face
with animals. This interaction
allows people to learn more
about animals and helps to
build an important human-ani-
mal bond.
Unfortunately, many people
become sick every year
because of a visit to an animal
exhibit. It is important to
remember that animals some-
times carry germs that are


harmful to humans. When
people forget to wash their
hands after petting an animal
or bring food into an area
where animals are being
housed, they are at risk for
becoming ill.
Let's make this spring and
summer healthier seasons!
Below are some tips to help
you prevent illness when visit-
ing animal exhibits.
If you are visiting
an animal exhibit:
Hand-washing stations
Find out where hand-
washing stations are located.
Always wash your hands
See Exhibits Page 2


oian pnuLu/r"au y Brent
During a recent visit to LaBelle, District 77 Florida State Rep.
Denise Grimsley, left, gets an education on Hendry/Glades
Health Department's technological medical advancements
from Glen Price and Renee Levy, PA.


Fun and health: A winning combination


P.lgrim


StaiT pnotos/uonna Weister
Courtney Inman, age 9, is given bike safety instructions and handouts by Sue Reese,
R.N. Kids had the opportunity to learn about health issues from different agencies with-
in the Family Services Network of Hendry/Glades counties while having fun doing crafts
such as stamp art, book making, tattoos and finger painting. They also made buttons,
masks and bookmarks, handprints, character rubbings, hats and more.

Focus on child abuse prevention


Telemedicine promising


part of future health


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 7, 2005


Almanac


Correction


Staff photo/Donna Meister
Shirley Losch, R.H. screens Alex Mendez's hearing. Vision
screenings were also available from Liz Snyder. Dwayne Pratt
was on hand to show off a fire truck to the coureous. EMT's
gave tours of an equipped ambulance and a drug sniffing dog
and handler came to demonstrate their expertise.


Abuse
Continued From Page 1
Ms. Paskvan said the need really
came about due to limited
resources to gain funding for differ-
ent programs. By acting as a single
group, it became easier to obtain
funding for their needs, which was
especially difficult being small
-agencies in a rural community.
"We decided to band together
to put everything under one
umbrella, so if we have these needs
assessments then we could do as it
a group," she said.
It began with the Pre-K program
in Glades County and began to
blossom, with the introduction, of
the Head Start program. Healthy
Families became part of the organi-
zation in 1999.
"We all get together and help
each other do the best job we can
individually, but with the support of
others," sAid Ms. Paskvan.
The Children's Fair in LaBelle
offered a day of fun to local chil-
dren, as well as bringing attention
of the many services available to
families with young children. Typi-
cally, most of the services offered
tend to focus on pregnant women
and parents with children from
newborns through the age of five.
The ultimate goal this month is
to bring awareness to the child
abuse and neglect and the pro-
grams available to help families
and children who may be in this
dark situation.
"We can help teach parents
how to deal with stressful situa-
tions, which is something that is
prevention of child abuse mean-
ing how can we help parents
reduce their stressors that may
cause someone to shake their
child. So, it's informational on
shaken babies, how to deal with an
unruly child and those kinds of
things," she said.
Through the group effort, the
organizations learn about one
-another,' what each individual
agency provides and how best to
disseminate information among


Fatalities
Continued From Page 1
Port LaBelle, with Reverend' Alan
Kelmereit officiating. Time was set
aside for her friends to tell remem-
brances. One lady spoke of how
Lynnda obtained the nickname
"the hugger." This brought forth a
memory from The Rev. Kelmereit
- Lynnda had even gone to his
office to find him and get a hug
before leaving. As her fiance, John
Chandley, stated "Lynnda had a
happy outlook on life."

Safety tips:
Allow enough time to get to
your destination.
Obey the posted speed limits.
*' Always use seat belts and
child restraint devices.
Maintain a safe distance


the group while providing a solid
foundation of knowing how to
refer families to the best agency
equipped to held resolve potential
problems.
Ms. Paskvan said it is important
to note that while Healthy Families
has a child prevention and neglect
program, the primary service
offered is not a negative force, but
more so offering a positive parent-
ing focus.
"The program is about the
winds of change and we don't
focus on saying 'You're a bad par-
ent,' but how can we can help par-
ents be better parents," she said.
"People don't realize sometimes
that when you have so many stres-
sors in your life that you may be on
the edge. A lot of people don't
think, 'I'm going to go shake a
baby.' It's just that they can get into
situations where they just don't
know howto handle it."
The program teaches parents of
young children just what to expect
from their children as they develop
from infancy through pre-school
years. The education or pre-knowl-
edge of how a two-year-old may
behave can be an invaluable tool
for yourng parents under the stress
of raising a child for the first time,
while dealing with the everyday
stresses of life, family and career.
There is no truer understanding
that first-time parents often go
through a learning curve because
children truly don't come with a
readymade handbook loaded with
specific instructions. But through
agencies such as Healthy Families,
United Way and the manyorgani-
zations affiliated with the Family
Network Services, "instructions"
can be provided. ,.
The Family Network Services
includes such organizations as day-
care providers, Florida Community
Health Center, Hendry County
schools, Glades County Schools,
American Cancer Society, REACT,
Hendry/Glades Mental Health and
anymore.
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between vehicles.
Obey traffic control devices
(red lights and stop signs) at inter-
sections.
Use turn signals.
Don't consume alcohol or
drugs and drive.
Drive in the right lane and
pass in the left lane.
Take frequent brakes when
traveling and, when possible,
rotate drivers during extended road
trips.
Maintain your vehicle in good
working condition, paying special
attention to your brakes and tires.
Be considerate of others dur-
ing your travels. Driving may seem
to be an isolated act, but it is not. All
drivers must learn to share the
road.

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Wayne Daltry to speak
Everyone from the LaBelle,
Muse, Palmdale Ortona areas and
any other concerned citizens
wishing to hear Wayne Daltry
speak on the massive growth pro-
jected for the four corners are
invited to the Muse Community
Center on April 14 at 7 p.m. The
kitchen will be open early around
5 p.m. for anyone wishing to par-
take of authentic mini Philly
cheese steaks, hot dogs, etc.
Tallent to speak on
Rural Village
The public is invited to join
Ortona Community Association
members on Wednesday, April 13,
at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse/OCA
building, 3000 Ortona Road (High-
way 78A). Following a brief mem-
bership meeting, John Tallent,
Director of Land Development for
Lykes Brothers, Inc., will speak on
plans for developing the "Rural
Village" concept in Glades County.
Refreshments will be served.
Amnesty Week at
Barron Library
April is a very busy month at
the Library. April 10-16 is National
Library Week. This is also
Amnesty Week when you can
return any overdue book and not
pay any fines. Kids can color a
page and receive a McDonalds
certificate. Stop in and for a dona-
tion get a cute flower pen to take
home.
Hendry/Glades 2005
Plat Directory
The new Hendry/Glades 2005
Plat Directory will be available
starting April 15. You may vocn-
cact the Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District Office at
1085 Pratt Blvd., or call 674-4160
or 674-4161.
Agency on Aging
Senior Solutions of SWFL, and
Area Agency on Aging announces
a Board of Directors meeting to be
held on Wednesday, April 13, at 10
a.m. at the Health Department in
Hendry County, 1140 Pratt Blvd.
for additional information in
regard to this meeting, or if you are
planning to attend, please contact
941-332-4233 or 1-800-398-4233


Medicine
Continued From Page 1
The system provides rapid access
to specialty care, enhanced patient
confidentiality, transportation sav-
ings, eliminates the need for trans-
lation services at the specialist's
office for Spanish speaking
patients, provides printed images
of any physical condition for com-
parison in the patient record and,
overall, provides a level of health
care not previously available.
In.the case of Hendry County's
two transmission stations,
telemedicine permits an HIV Spe-
cialist Physician to simultaneously
provide services at both clinics
with the aid of a Physician Assistant
and nursing staff. Additionally, in
the absence of a physician, nursing
staff can now visually record any
patient condition that merits med-


Exhibits
Continued From Page 1
after petting animals or touching
the animal enclosure, especially
before eating and drinking.
Running water and soap are
best. Use hand gels if running
water and soap are not available.
Food and drinks
Keep food and drinks out of
animal areas.
Do not share your food with
animals.


Benefit dinner planned
In memory of Delmar Rimes
(Father of Frankie Rimes), a lifelong
resident of Immokalee and LaBelle
a benefit dinner will be held at the
Felda Community Center North
Loop Rd., Felda, on Saturday, April
9, beginning at 4 p.m. Music, door
prizes. $7 donation per dinne For
advance tickets or to make a dona-
tion, please contact, Debbie Stew-
art 239-633-2741 or Nicole Tindall
863-673-2564; or email Debbie
Stewart at kwsls@aol.com
ABWA scholarship
available
ABWA Scholarship applications
can be picked up at Badcock Furni-
ture Store on Main Street.
8th graders register
for LHS classes
At 5 p.m. April 7, all LaBelle Mid-
dle School 8th grade students
should report to LaBelle High
School to register for their fresh-
man classes.
Hemphills to sing
Hemphills Christian Gospel
Group from Nashville will be per-
forming at Eastside Baptist Church,
on Hwy. 80 on April 8-10. Call
Debra White for more details at
675-0717.
Longhorns
chicken barbecue
Pop Warner is having chicken
dinners on April 9 from 11-2. The
cost of the dinner is $6. You get
chicken, baked beans, potato
salad, bread and tea. So come on
down to the LaBelle Fire Station to
pickup your chicken dinner.

Gulf Citrus
Country Gala
Grab your partner, round up
your neighbors, kick up your heels
and join us for some foot stompin
'fun! Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m.-'til?.
At the LaBelle Civic Center,
(Directly Behind City Hall) $100 per
Ticket (Admits 2) There will be a
Steak Dinner 'n Fix-ins Prepared by
the Hendry County Cattlemen's
Association, $1,000 CASH PRIZE
DRAWING!
Enjoy Auctions & Raffles Coun-
try Casual Attire!


ical review at a later time. This
information can also be forwarded
to the physician's personal laptop
computer for review in the event of
an emergency.
The major barrier to a full throt-
tle operation of the Hendry and
Glades counties' telemedicine net-
work is the present system of pay-
ment for services. Medicaid,
Medicare and private insurance do
not presently provide coverage for
telemedicine consults in the State'
of Florida. However, Florida's Ryan
White Title II program does pro-
vide funding at the rate of $150 per
specialty consult, $25 being
retained by the transmitter and
$125 paying for the specialty con-
sult, giving access to a limited num-
ber of patients. The future success
of telemedicine is very much
dependent upon an acceptable
method of payment for provider
services, Mr. Price explains.


Do not eat or drink raw
(unpasteurized) dairy products.
Children
Children younger than 5
years old need supervision
Never allow children to put
their hands or objects (For exam-
ple: pacifiers) in their mouth
while interacting with animals.
Hand washing should be
supervised.
Elderly persons or others who
might have a difficult time fighting
off infections should use special
precautions.


Book Club to meet
The LaBelle Book Club will meet
on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the
Barron Library, 461 Main Street. Cur-

See Almanac -Page 10


Omission
Christina Davidson's name was
left out of the cutline as the person
presenting Easton Burchard with
his retirement plaque. The CB
apologizes for the omission.


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Regional fair



to focus on jobs


A regional job fair sponsored by
the Education Center of Southwest
Florida, Inc. will be held at the
LaBelle Civic Center Friday, April
29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than
100 employers in a four-county
region around LaBelle are being
invited to have representatives
available to talk with prospective
employees.
Additionally, employers are
being asked to indicate if they will
have summer openings for high
school students wishing to earn
money for college next fall. Stu-
dents from LaBelle, Clewiston,
Moore Haven, Immokalee and
Riverdale are invited to visit the
fair and talk with those employ-
ers who have temporary posi-


tions available.
The Education Center is being
assisted in the planning and coordi-
nating for the job fair by employees
at the Hendry One Stop Career and
Resource Center, the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development
Board, the Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Southern Gardens Citrus Process-
ing and the Workforce Council of
Southwest Florida.
Employers who wish to partici-
pate must request space as soon as
possible since space is limited. To
sign up call Maria Rios, Resource
Room Coordinator, at (863) 983-
6138. There is no charge for
employers to participate.


Blood supplies



running low


In the best of times, blood is
a commodity in short supply.
Recently, the supply of healthy
blood available for transfusions
and other medical necessities
has become even more so.
Florida's Blood Centers are ask-
ing potential donors to step for-
ward to bring daily inventory
levels up to minimum levels.
The following are the daily
requirements:
0+ 80 units available, 150
required, needed 70 units; 0-:
13 available, 75 required; 62
needed; A+: 112 available, 150
required, 38 needed; A-: 12
available, 75 required; 63 need-
ed; B+: 71 available, 100


required, 29 needed; B-: 0 avail-
able, 45 required, 45 needed;
AB+: 17 available, 50 required,
33 needed; AB-: 0 available, 30
required, 30 needed.
Florida's Blood Centers are
open Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.;
Tuesday & Thursday, from 11
a.m.- 7 p.m.
The Fort Myers office is
located at 3714 Evans Avenue,
Fort Myers, (239) 574-3170 ;
Cape Coral: 601 N. Del Prado
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Tamimi Trail, Unit 7, South Fort
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Friday, April 8
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 Meet-
ing 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, Regular at 7 p.m. NO
Smoking

Saturday, April 9
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
meeting

Sunday, April 10
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Epis-
copal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open
discussion

Monday, April 11
AARP Chapter Meeting: I


p.m. Dallas Townsend Agricul-
tural Center, Pratt Boulevard
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
Chamber of Commerce:
board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Pioneer Homeowners Assoc.:
7 p.m. Pioneer Community Cen-
ter.
OLQH Women's Guild: 7
p.m. Parish Hall,
Moose Lodge #2398: 8, p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
meeting

Tuesday, April 12
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
PLB Garden Club: noon at the
extension office, Pratt Blvd.-
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7
p.m.


School Board: 5:30 p.m.
Clewiston sub-office
F&AM: lodge on Jaycee/Lions
Blvd., 7:30 p.m.
County Commission: 6:30
p.m. Clewiston
SAL: 7 p.m.
Woman's Club: 7 p.m.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spir-
it of the Gulf" (formerly Ft. Myers
Fever and City of Palms); weekly
rehearsals at Zion Lutheran
Church, 7401 Winkler Road (not
Avenue), 7 p.m. Free lessons,
auditions, orientations, 675-1338
or 675-3080. (Ladies only.)
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7:30 p.m. 180
Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group, 8 p.m. First C*hristian
Church, Ford Avenue, open
meeting

Wednesday, April 13
A.A. Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, 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 7 p.m.


40&8:8 p.m.
LPA: 8 p.m. county commis-
sion room, courthouse
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recre-
ation Hall.

Thursday, April 14
Florida Rural Legal Services:
Representative will be at the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center 9:30-11:30
a.m. Call '675-1446 for an
appointment
City Commission: 7 p.m. City
Hall, Hwy. 80W
ABWA: American Business
Women's Association,' Woman's
Club on Hwy. 80W, 7 p.m.
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's
room
Cowboys for Christ: 7:30 p.m.
Jaycee Building, Jaycee-Lions
Drive
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discus-
sion meeting, First Christian
Church, Ford Ave., Call Inter-
group at 275-5111 for informa-
tion.
Eucalyptus Village, POA Unit
4 Homeowners Association
Meeting In the Eucalyptus Blvd.
Clubhouse 6 p.m. For further
details call 675-4168.


Obituaries


Dustin A, oforth
Dustin A. Goforth age 22, of
LaBelle, passed away March 31,
2005, at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He
was born October 7, 1982, in
Wooster, OH, to Rev. Jay Phillip
Goforth and Gail Ann Osborne
Goforth. Dustin was a graduate of
Mainland High School in Daytona
Beach and was veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving in Iraq. He was a
recipient of the Bronze Star.
Survivors include his parents:
The Rev. Jay and Gail Goforth of
LaBelle; sisters: Jennifer Worcester
of Sullivan, OH, Jill Covert of
Wooster, OH, Brandy Goforth of
Orlando, Jaye Goforth of Troy, NY
and Cherie Gofroth of LaBelle; and
his grandfather: DeWayne
Osborne of Ft. Myers.
Funeral services will be Satur-
day, April 9, at 3 p.m. at Carlson
Memorial United Methodist Church
in LaBelle with The Rev. Clark
Edwards, The Rev. Dr. Sharon
Patch, The Rev. Dr. James Reeher
and The Rev. Roger Watts officiat-
ing. Military honors will be. con-
ducted by the U.S. Army. Visitation
will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at
the church, prior to start of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the* Carlson
Memorial United Methodist
Church/Family Life Center Building
Fund, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle,
Florida 33935.
Cremation arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle
Roger Allen
Neuenschwander
.Roger Allen Neuenschwander,
age 72, of LaBelle, died April 2,


2005. He was born on Dec. 28,
1932, in Spring Valley Township,
Rock County, WI to Bob and Lesa
Neuenschwander. He lived in
LaBelle for 22 years and was'the
co-owner and operator. of U.S.
Machine in LaBelle. He was a
member of the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his children:
Roger and Allen (Tammy) Neuen-
schwander of Bloomington, WI.
and Buck (Shirley) Neuenschwan-
der of LaBelle, Russ (Vicki) Kenis-
ton of Cresview, FL, Wynnecarol
Keniston of Eau Claire, WI., Wyn-
nae (Brad) Evans,, Chetek, WI,
Kellee (Bob) Card, Crestview, FL,
Karie (Ken) Butterfield, New
Auburn, WI, Lisa (Mark) Huffman,
Crestview, FL, Lanae, Neuen-
schwander, WV and Jade (Dave)
Arndt, Sharon, WI. He is also.sur-
vived by brother, Corvan Neuen-
schwander of Evansville, WI and
his sister Joyce Ryan of Melton, WI
and a loyal companion dog, Char-
lie. In addition he leaves behind, 26
grandchildren and five.great-grand-


children.
He was preceded in death by his
wife Caroline, grandson Steve
Geist, granddaughter Gracie Mersi-
no, parents Bob and Lesa, brother
Jimmy and best friend, Charlie Star.
Memorial funeral services will
be held on Saturday, April 16, at
3:30 p.m. at U.S. Machine 435 S.
Bridge Street St. in LaBelle. with
Father Chester Domaszewicz offici-
ating.
Roger will be remembered as'
the World's Best Dad and grandfa-
ther and will live in his loved ones'
hearts forever. He will be missed by.
many friends and family members.
Lynnda Avis Gray
Lynnda Avis Gray, 56, passed
away on March 30, 2005, due to an
automobile accident that hap-
pened approximately 500 yards
from'her home in Port LaBelle. Lyn-
nda, who was employed by Ameri-
can Pavers in Fort Myers, worked in
the Edward Jones office in LaBelle
before it closed. She lived in Port


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Since Lynnda loved animals,
she was a member of the Caloosa
Humane Society. She had a -cat,
Squeaker, and dog, Scooter, who
was a 'poster dog" for the society.
She had just adopted a neighbor-
hood stray kitten, which she
named Cuddles II. Besides her ani-
mals, Lynnda is survived by her
fianc: John Chandley, of Port
LaBelle; a son: Steven Gray; a
daughter-in-law: Bryan Gray; a two
and one-half year old grandson:
Alex Gray, all of Alexandria, Vir-
ginia, and other relatives in Alexan-
dria and Myrtle Beach, South Car-
olina.
Graveside services will be held
in Alexandria, where Lynnda was
interred in the family cemetery plot
with her mother and father.
The family requests donations
be made in Lyndda's memory to
the Caloosa Humane Society.


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IN MEMORY OF JAMES G. SINGLETON
DEC. 16, 1945 TO APRIL 10, 2004


We thought of you today
But that is nothing new
We thought of you yesterday
And the days before that too
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
All we have now are memories
And your picture in a frame
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we will never part
God has you in his arms
And we have you in our hearts
Many times we have needed you
Many times we have cried
If love alone could have saved you


You would have never gone
You never said "I'm leaving!'
You never said "goodbye"
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
In life we loved you dearly
In death we love you still
In our hearts you hold a place
That no one could ever fill
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For a part of us went with you
The day God took you home
We love and miss you


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Pages 13-18


SITUATION
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to
inactivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far out-
weigh it's risks. However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfec-
tants combine with organic and inorganic matter present in the water to form chemi-
cals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). A number of DBPs such as Total
Trihalomenthanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids (HAA5s) may be a health concern at
certain levels of exposure.
The Department, has reviewed the laboratory analyses results for the first and second
consecutive quarterly sets of samples for TTHMs collected on September 29, 2004 and
December 1, 2004, from the City of LaBelle public drinking water system. The laborato-
ry analyses results for the TTHM samples collected on September 29, 2004, indicated a
TTHM concentration of 309.0 micrograms per liter (ug/L), and the laboratory analyses
results for the samples collected on December 1, 2004, indicated a TTHM concentration
of 223.0 ug/L. Therefore, the Department has determined that this water system has gen-
erated a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHMs, since the running
annual average MCL for TTHM's was exceeded after only two consecutive quarters of
monitoring. Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), identifies the
MCL for TTHMs as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with their liver,
kidneys, or central nervous system and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
Recent research results suggest a possible connection between high levels of disinfec-
tion byproducts such as TTHMs, and pregnancy problems. Therefore, women of child-
bearing age may wish to seek alternative water sources. Until the problem is correct-
ed, any customers who are concerned about their exposure to TTHMs may wish to use
alternative sources of water' for ingestion, such as commercial bottle water, or water
treated by an appropriate home water treatment device. Appropriate home water
treatment devices are those certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for
reducing TTHMs in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The water system is required to submit a detailed plan of corrective action to the
Department by April 16, 2005, which addresses how the aforementioned TTHM MCL vio-
lation will be corrected for the long term, as well as target dates for the completion of
each step of the plan.-
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially
those who may not have received this notice directly (for example people in apart-
ments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice
in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


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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.
Nasty restrooms
I feel I must bring attention to the poor condition of the student
restrooms at LHS. The restrooms were built with brick surroundings,
which savor a stench of urine and of course other bodily fluids. The
stalls need attention and the soap dispenser never has goap in it It is
basically like stepping into a portable potty! I am a female junior at
LaBelle High School, attend all four-periods and use the restroom
quite often. Throughout the school year, I have been observing the
bathrooms and nothing has been done. So my question is, what is
the LHS administration going to do to improve this deplorable condi-
tion? It is my wish that you will consider this constructive, well-meant
criticism, which hopefullywill bring about good change.
Editor's Note: LHS Principal Paul Puletti relates that the adminis-
tration has received no complaints about the condition of the rest-
rooms. However, he said that custodial staff will increase the num-
ber of times the restrooms are cleaned.
Service with a smile?
Whatever happened to "service with a smile?" Recently I have
had the opportunity to patronize some of our local drive-thru restau-
rants, and the service was very unpleasant. The young people at the
window hand you your bag and return to do something else. I'm still
a customer even after you hand out the bag. A thank you, or have a
nice day or maybe come again would not hurt.
A fast food restaurant is not the elite of the job market, but it does
help pay bills and your customers provide your pay. Your employer
wants customers to return. We are not asking for an over joyous wel-
come at the window, but a thankyou would be nice.
Letters to the editor
In regards to your letters to the editor. It seems like every week or
every other week Mr. Bill Neville is writing a letter. I enjoy his letters
and they are very informative, I have no objection to them, but I do
believe that you should make him a columnist or a guest columnist
and let somebody else have a letter to the editor.
Thank you very much.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your input and Mr. Neville may well
be a good candidate for guest columnist. However, I must point out
that his writings in no way prevent others from writing Letters to the
Editor as well.


Light bulb
I decided that I needed a few
days off and I realized that I ran out
of vacation time already. I figured
the best way to get the Boss to send
me home was to act a little crazy. I
figured he'd think I was burning
out and give me some time off.
I went into work early the other
day and began hanging upside
down from the ceiling.
Just then one of my coworkers
(she's blonde...it'll be important
later) came in and asked me what I
was doing.
"Shh," I said, "I'm acting crazy


to get a few
days off. I'm a
light bulb."
A second
later the Boss
walked by and
asked me what
I was doing. "I'm a light bulb!" I
exclaimed.
"You're going crazy," he said.
"Take a few days off."
With that, I jumped down and
started walking out. The blonde
started following me and the boss
asked where she was going.
"I can't work in the dark," she
said.


The Fort Denaud


We strongly urge the BOCC to
enact all impact fees as soon as
possible. Over a year ago, in the
first report from the Fort Denaud
Group, we asked, in the form of a
petition, for the establishment of
impact fees before any major
growth begins in Hendry County.
We still advocate this today. Our
80+ members represent a cross
section of our population. Our
members are blue collar tradesper-
sons, professionals and business
people. Some are new to Hendry
County, some go back many gener-
ations and include both large and
small landowners. We have come
together because we have one
thing in common: the desire to
help in the preservation and
growth of Hendry County, the best
county in Florida.
We have restudied and dis-
cussed the issue of impact fees at
many of our meetings. We under-
stand that growth is coming and
that it can be beneficial if done cor-
rectly. Impact fees are necessary to
maintain the high quality lifestyle in
Hendry County. We support excel-
lent, well-managed, controlled
growth, both residential and busi-
ness. A strong infrastructure is nec-
essary to attract and retain this type
of growth.
Impact fees will allow new
homes and businesses to at least
partially pay for the new infrastruc-
ture that will be required to support
them. These fees are usually for the
following items:
1-transportation (roads,
bridges)
2-schools
3-emergency services
4-parks
5-water and sewer.
Fact #1
As the population increases,
infrastructure must be added to
that already in existence, in order to
accommodate this growth. More
traffic requires new and improved
roads; more students need more
schools, etc,
Fact #2
Additional infrastructure must
be paid for. Current road costs are
about $1 million per lane-mile;
schools are $13-$30 million or
more.

Fact #3
The decision must be made as
to who will pay for these improve-
ments. The obvious, correct and
financially responsible answer is
that those who create the need
should pay the biggest portion of
this expense.
Fact #4
The legal requirements of the
concurrency section of the com-


Get involvedU

prehensive plan direct that the
infrastructure be built, as the need
requires.
According to the OCA in their
"Objections, Recommendations,
and Comments Report... 11 of Jan-
uary 14, 2005, "Policies could be
included in the plan requiring
developers to contribute to the pro-
vision of infrastructure, and such
contributions could be cited on the
schedule as a source of funding. A
policy should be included linking
development to the provision of
public facilities."
As we look to attract good quali-'
ty growth for our county, we stud-
ied the reasons those future resi-
dents and future businesses would
want to come here. We found that
both prospective homeowners and
businesses look for some of the
same features. They differ on some
and interconnect on others. Listed
below are the conditions we
believe attract these groups:
Homeowners: Good schools,
good roads, pleasant surroundings,
fire protection, police protection,
parks, water and sewer,
Businesses: Customers, good
roads, fire protection, police pro-
tection, water and sewer good
schools, parks.
It follows that if we want good
quality growth, we have to have the
above mentioned items, or the abil-
ity to provide them. It has been said
by some that businesses will not
come here if we have impact fees.
We disagree with that idea. With-
out a strong base, we will attract
inferior developments and busi-
nesses, those that do not want to
be active members of our commu-
nity. We seek to encourage those
who want to be contributors, who
want what we want, a vigorous,
healthy county. We hope to attract
those who wish to join us for the
"long haul," not those who seek to
'"make a fast buck" and then leave
us to pay for the needs they have
created.
We researched the allegation
that another county in Florida had
impact fees in place and cancelled
them because they couldn't attract
businesses. The Growth Manage-
ment Director of that county told us
that they, in fact, never cancelled
the fees, but stopped collecting
them for two years. It is his feeling
those impact fees never affected
business growth. He simply stated
there was nothing to indicate any
loss of new business growth when
the fees were in place. Further, we
contacted the City of Cape Coral's
Permitting Director, and she stated,
"impact fees have not slowed


Letter to the Editor


Letter of praise
On March 24, Dr. and Mrs. Kai-
Fu Chow and the City of LaBelle
hosted a special luncheon for
seven Hendry Countians who were
celebrating their 100th birthdays -
and maybe a little bit more. It just
so happened that the even was
actually held on the 100th birthday
of Ken Curtis.


The celebration was held at
LaBellle Civic Center, which was
decorated in splendid fashion with
ribbons and bows, flowers and
palms. The menu was a favorite of
those in attendance: Flora & Ella's
special recipe for Hoppin' John,
along with southern corn bread,
hush puppies and swamp cabbage
palm fritters and traditional birth-


day cake. Seven separate cakes
were there, one for each honoree.
A few days following this gala
event, the following letter was
received by Dr. Chow:
Dear Dr. Chow:
On thinking about the birthday
celebration, it caused me to realize
what a memorable impact you
have had on two counties in Flori-


1981-2005: Hendry County was
declared the healthiest county in
Florida seven patients of age 100
years, plus; 1975-1979: Dade Coun-
ty was declared the healthiest
county in Florida no one died of
natural causes! What an impact!
I Cordially,
TullyDunla


UF: Double digit increases for ag land


By Chuck Woods

The value of agricultural land
continued to increase in all areas of
the state last year, buoyed by a pop-
ulation boom and strong nonagri-
cultural demand for land, accord-
ing to a new University of Florida
survey.
"Following recent trends, the
market for agricultural land was
very active this past year, and the
rate of increase in land values was
particularly high in the southern
regions .of the state," said John
Reynolds, a professor emeritus
with UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences. "In most land-
value categories, we recorded dou-
ble-digit increases."
He said the most prominent
changes occurred in South Florida
where the value of cropland
increased by 58 percent and pas-
tureland values jumped by 76 per-
cent. The largest increases were in
the Indian River area, Okeechobee
County and the Gulf Coast coun-
ties.
Cropland and pastureland in
other regions also experienced
substantial increases: 19 to 25 per-
cent in the central region of the
state, 10 to 19 percent in the north-
west region and 9 to 15 percent in
the northeast region.
Although citrus groves did not
increase in value as much as crop-
land and pasture, the value of
orange groves in the south region
increased by 10 percent and 12 per-
cent in the central region. The value
of grapefruit groves increased 34
percent in the south region and 15
percent in the central region. The
value of land with 5- to 7-year-old
citrus plantings increased about 9
percent in the south and central
regions.
The average value of orange
groves in the south region was
6,540 per acre, about $130 per


rroup urge

down permit applications." Cape
Coral has put in place higher
impact fees recently and discov-
ered that residential permits are up
52 percent, and commercial/busi-
ness permits are up 25 percent
from this time last year. The officials
in the City of Bonita Springs said
their only mistake was "not enact-
ing fees sooner."
We believe that a successful
business would prefer to establish
itself in a well-equipped and stable
community and would be more
than willing to participate financial-
ly to keep it that way. Our local,
existing businesses, from the small-
est to the large industrial employers
have all been willing contributors
to the welfare of the county. Adding
new businesses without the sup-
porting infrastructure will lead to
failures. One possible solution for
new businesses in our area, as well
as existing businesses which wish
to expand, would be to pro rate the
payment of the impact fee so it is
more suitable to start-up expenses.
Business impact fees are assessed
to the building owner. The owner
would have the option to pay at
building permit issuance, or on a
five-year payment plan. If a busi-
ness building were to be construct-
ed, the impact fee would be set by
the appropriate schedule, but the
payments for these fees would be
paid over five (5) years. This debt
would become a lien against that
property until paid in full. We sug-
gest the following payment plan:
Start Up 0 percent First year 0
percent Second year 10 percent
Third year 20 percent Forth year -
30 percent Fifth year 40 percent
Total = 100 percent. This would
create a lien on the business that
can effect guarantee of payment of
impact fees, such that, if sold, the
lien will transfer to the new owner.
The county would be guaranteed
full payment of impact fees. The
amount due each year could be
added to tax collections. '
We think this schedule will
encourage businesses to come
here, and it will show them that we
are serious about adding required
infrastructure.
New homeowners will face
impact fees also, but it will provide
them with good roads, good
schools, as well as protection,
parks and other services they will
require. We will also show them
that we have thought about them
and their needs and will provide
these in an orderly and financially
feasible fashion. We looked at the
financial situation for a typical
homeowner with a 30 year 6 per-
cent fixed rate mortgage. One of
our local banks graciously supplied
the following information. A
$250,000 mortgage would cost
$1,498.88 per month for principle
and interest. If we add $8,000 in


acre higher than in the central
"region. The estimated value of
grapefruit groves increased to
$5,264 per acre in the south region,
about $746 per acre higher than in
the central region. The average
value of land with 5- to 7-year-old
citrus groves was $5,920 per acre in.
the south region, about $580 per
acre higher than in the central
region.
Reynolds' 2004 land value sur-
vey, which measures changes over
the past year, divides the state into
five regions: south, southeast, cen-
tral, northeast and northwest.
Because of the impact urbanization
has on agricultural land values,
Reynolds collects data for the
southeast region, including Miami-
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
counties.
He also measures the value of
transition land acreage being con-
verted or likely to be converted to
nonagricultural sites for homes,
subdivisions and commercial uses.
Counties were divided into metro-
politan and non-metropolitan
counties, and transition land values
were estimated for each region.
The value of transition land
within five miles of a major town in
metropolitan counties increased by
7 to 13 percent in northern regions
of the state and by 6 to 52 percent in
southerti regions. In dollar
amounts, the value of transition
land in metro counties ranged from
$14,082 to $24,983 per acre, except
in the southeast region of the state
where transition land values were
$62,500 per acre.
The value of transition land
more than five miles from a major
town in metro counties ranged
from $7,950 to $14,352 per acre,
except in the southeast where the
value was $36,250 per acre.
In non-metro counties, the
value of transition land within five
miles of a major town ranged from


$4,793 to $6,778 per acre. Transi-
tion land more than five miles from
a major town ranged from $3,921
to $5,446 per acre.
For the 2004 study, six counties
were reclassified. Reynolds said the
changes in the northwest include
moving Jefferson and Wakulla
counties into the Tallahassee met-
ropolitan statistical area (MSA),
which is a federal designation for
urban or urbanizing areas. In the
northeast region, Gilchrist County
was moved into the Gainesville
MSA, and Flagler County was
removed from adjacent MSA coun-
ties. In the southern region, Indian
River County was designated as the
Vero Beach MSA.
"It is important to emphasize
that the value of a specific tract of
land may vary substantially from
the survey estimates because of the
physical characteristics of the tract,
its location and the economic or
institutional factors that restrict its
use," Reynolds said.
"The survey measured land val-
ues up to May 2004, and it does not
include any changes in land values
that may have occurred after last
year's hurricane season."
The 2004 Florida Agricultural
Land Value Survey also shows:
Last year, the value of cropland
and pastureland in the south region
increased from $1,100 to $1,400
per acre. The value of improved
pasture was higher in the central
region than in other regions. The
lowest agricultural land values
were reported in the northwest
region, ranging from $1,450 per
acre for unimproved pasture to
$2,193 per acre for irrigated crop-
land.
The value of irrigated crop-
land was $3,901 per acre in the
south region, $3,709 in the central
region, and $3,428 in the northeast
region. The value of non-irrigated
cropland was $3,237 in the central


region, $2,657 in the northeast
region and $1,983 in the northwest
region.
The value of improved pasture
ranged from $3,608 per acre in the
central region to $1,783 per acre in
the northwest region. The value of
unimproved pasture ranged from
$2,605 per acre in the south region
to $1,451 in the northwest region.
The value of farrh woods
increased by 18 percent in the
northwest region of the state and
by 16 percent in the northeast
region.
Survey respondents were asked
if they expect agricultural land val-
ues to be higher, lower or remain
unchanged during the next 12
months. Eighty-five percent of the
respondents in northern areas and
67 percent of the respondents in
south region expect land values to
increase during the next year. Only
2 percent expect lower land values
during the next 12 months.
Respondents in the southeast
region said that they expect land
values to increase by 30 percent,
primarily because of strong urban
demands.
The annual food and resource
economics department survey,
which Reynolds started in 1985,
was compiled from information
provided by 190 respondents from
around the state. Respondents
included property appraisers, farm
lenders, real estate brokers, farm
managers, land investors, federal
farm-assistance and conservation
staff, UF/IFAS extension agents,
and others who develop and main-
tain information about rural land
values.
More details on the survey,
"Nonagricultural Demand Causes
Agricultural Land Values to
Increase" (FE 545), are available on
the UF/IFAS Electronic Data Infor-
mation Source (EDIS) Web site at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/


implementing impact fees


impact fees, the cost per month
would come to $1,546.84, or a dif-
ference of $47.96 per month. This
would calculate to about $5.99 per
month per $1,000 of impact fees.
We believe this is a small fee to pay
in order to ensure that an invest-
ment in a new home will also pro-
vide good quality roads, schools,
services and parks.
We believe that this fee will
actually attract good quality growth
in both the homeowner and busi-
ness categories. Every major devel-
oper we have spoken with in the
last year has strongly advocated the
enactment of impact fees. It will
enhance their profits by offering a
product in a quality community
that is growing with its needs. Busi-
nesses will certainly follow
because the first thing a business
needs is customers.
Any official, whether elected or
appointed,, developer, business-
man, or private citizen who says
the existing taxpayers should pay
for the result of real-estate growth
is, in essence, saying that they
would put their own personal
financial well-being before the gen-
eral welfare of the people of
Hendry County. It would be fool-
hardy to attempt to attract just any
growth at any cost because, as the
coastal counties fill, growth will
come anyway. We want to attract
good quality, responsible growth,,
by providing the necessary infra-
structure and the ability to maintain
that infrastructure.
The Hendry County Commis-
sioners and the administrator, plan-
ner and county attorney have done
extensive research. The BOCC has
already taken the first critical steps
in ensuring the success of our com-
munity by beginning comprehen-
sive plan changes and producing
impact fee schedules. There have
been more than adequate work-
shops and meetings addressing this
issue. Our citizens group has
worked on this and has obtained
opinions from officials in various
other communities. We have also
spoken with numerous developers
and business people. We collec-
tively, as a county, have put a major
effort into making the decision of
when to enact impact fees.
We believe that with quality,
controlled growth, everyone pros-
pers, the businesses, the develop-
ers, the current citizens of our
county and the new members of
our county who will soon be arriv-
ing. We need to plan, not just for
ourselves, but for our children and
grandchildren.
A report was prepared for the
Brookings Institution by Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and Georgia'
Institute of Technology regarding
impact fees and job growth. It
addresses the controversy around
impact fees by presenting a "new


analysis of the relationship
between impact fees and, job cre-
atiori by assessing impact fee and
economic data, assembled for the
period 1993 to 1999, for the 67
counties of Florida."
"Overall, the paper finds that:
1. Property tax revenues
increasingly fail to cover the full
costs of the infrastructure needed
to serve dew development.
2. Impact fees, like user fees,
offer a more efficient way to pay for
infrastructure than general taxes
and ensure benefits to those who
pay them.
3. Impact fees increase the sup-
ply of buildable land. Impact fees
have complex effects on housing
prices.
5. Impact fees do not slow job
growth. While impact fees will
continue to draw detractors, this
paper shows that impact fees are a
practical and valuable tool for
financing local infrastructure
needs.
Without them, growing com-
munities may not be able to sustain
growth. In short, impact fees can
directly fund vital infrastructure
improvements while increasing the


supply of buildable land, improving
predictability in the development
process, and indirectly promoting
local improvement at the same
time. Faced with the growing
demand for investment and the
public resistance to tax increases,
localities in growing regions that
institute impact fees may become
more prosperous in the long run
than communities in such regions
that do not have them."(Nelson,
Arthur C., Metropolitan Institute at
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and
Moody, Mitch, Georgia Institute of
Technology, "Paying for Prosperity:
Impact Fees and Job Growth," A
discussion Paper Prepared for The
Brookings Institition Center on
Urban and Metropolitan policy,
June 2003.)
The time to enact impact fees is
now. We have the opportunity to
"do it right." (McDaniel, Michael,
Regional Administrator, Florida
Department of Community Affairs,
2005)

Editor's Note: Prepared by: Ken
Hauptvogel, Spokesperson, Fort
Denaud Group


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Voices for Kids



plans cirqueu'



style event


A "cirque"-style perform-
ance to benefit abused and neg-
lected children
Voices for Kids of Southwest
Florida presents Cirque du Voix
on Saturday, April 23 from 6-
midnight at Harborside Event
Center in downtown Fort Myers.
Guests will enjoy refreshments,
dinner, silent and live auctions,
dancing and a thrilling perform-
ance by New Vision Cirque and
Dance Company-featuring for-
mer Cirque du Soleil cast mem-
bers!
Proceeds from the event will
benefit Voices for Kids, a non-
profit organization that provides
services to children in the
dependency system in Char-
lotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry
and Lee counties. These chil-
dren have been removed from
their, homes due to real or
alleged abuse, neglect or aban-


donment. Voices for Kids pro-
vides programs such as Positive
Outcomes for Success, Special
Needs, Beds for Kids, My Closet
and Happier Birthdays. In addi-
tion, Voices for Kids works to
recruit and retain volunteer
Guardians Ad Litem.
Currently there are over
1,800 children in the dependen-
cy system and only enough vol-
unteer Guardians Ad Litem for
half'of them. This event, sched-
uled during National Child
Abuse Prevention Month, will
also raise awareness of the need
for volunteer Guardians.
Tickets are available from
Studio RK in Mallie Montgomery
Plaza on Daniels Parkway east
of Metro (239-489-4144) or the
Voices for Kids office (239-997-
5437) for $50 general admission
or $100 VIP. For more informa-
tion call 239/462-2695.


Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast

Florida, Inc., meet

grant challenges


Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida,
Inc. is pleased to announce that it
raised the necessary funds to meet
two capital campaign challenge
grants --The William G. Selby and
Marie Selby Foundation for
$500,000 and the Ann and Alfred
Goldstein Foundation for $100,000.
The $600,000 from these generous
foundations pave the way for Girl
Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. to
meet The Kresge Foundation's
challenge. The additional $550,000
will complete Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida's $7 million "For Her
Future" capital campaign for its
new, Regional Girl Scout Campus
in Sarasota.
The new campus is currently
under construction on the north-
west corner of Proctor and Cattle-
men roads and encompasses over
12 acres including 6 1/2 acres of
wetlands. Site facilities will include
a new administrative Council
Headquarters and a state-of-the-art
Program and Training Center to


Chamber giveaway a huge success


The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce annual fund rais-
ing event for this year was a sold
out success. Denim and Dia-
monds was the theme and gift
baskets were given to Susan Mer-
cedes for the best dressed
female, and Braxton Ford for the
best dressed male.
The big winner of the
evening's $10,000 giveaway
drawing was Mims Welding with
a cash prize of $8,000. The other
winners were LaBelle Plumbing
and Brenda Anderson who each
won $400. Marion & Bill Hull, L.J.
Nobles, Spirit, and Nancy Hen-

Birth

Justin Paul Taylor
Eddie and Angela Taylor of
Felda are proud to announce the
birth of their son Justin Paul Taylor
born Feb. 27,2005 at Health Park in
Ft. Myers.
He weighed 8 pounds and was
21 and one half inches long at
birth.
Justin was welcomed home by
big brother, Jesse.
Maternal grandparents are
Richard and Susan Williams of
LaBelle. Paternal grandparents are
Paul and Sandra Taylor of Felda.
Great grandparents are Jessie and
Dean Williams of LaBelle, Ralph
Taylor ofFelda and Vivian Martin of
LaBelle.


drickson were the $200 prize
winners. Pack Brothers Irriga-
tion, K&B Pump, Greg and Lisa
Cox, and Darrell Harris each
walked away with a $ 100 cash
prize, Rowdy and Charlene
Howard were the winners of the
50/50 drawing.
Peggy Hampton served up a
delicious prime rib dinner and
Wayne and Dolly Brown from the
Belle Hatchee Marina kept the
drinks flowing all evening. Many
lucky bidders bought some great
items donated by local business-
es for the Silent Auction.
The LaBelle Chamber of


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serve Girl Scouts and adult volun-
teers in six-and-one half counties
on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The Council and Board of Direc-
tors are very grateful to all who
have helped, including the media,
in the efforts to meet the founda-
tion's challenge grants.
"We received hundreds and
hundreds of gifts in all denomina-
tions in the final days of the cam-
paign to help us exceed our goal,"
said Sandi Stewart, CEO of Girl
Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
"We are so grateful for the gener-
ous support of so many people
who have helped to make this
dream campus a reality for girls on
the Gulf Coast of Florida."
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida,
Inc. is chartered by Girl Scouts of
'the -USA and,.serves more than
9,600 girls in Manatee, Sarasota,
DeSoto, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and
half of Hendry counties. For more
information, please call 800-232-
4475 ext. 240.


Commerce holds this annual
fundraiser to help support the
chamber and its scholarship pro-
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Your donations at work in Florida


Every dollar the American Can-
cer Society collects is strategically
invested in the fight against cancer.
The chart shows donations for
2003. A percentage is allocated for
national programs, a portion of
which was returned to Florida
through grants and other allot-
ments.
This year about 556,500 Ameri-
cans are expected to die of cancer -
more than 1,500 people a day.
Nationally, the cancer death rate
has been slowly declining but still,
one out of every four deaths in the
U.S. is from cancer.
Progress is being made.
Improved cancer treatments,
tobacco prevention programs,.
health screenings and better nutri-
tion have led to a decline in death
rates. The five-year survival rate for
all cancers combined is 62 percent.
The National Cancer Institute esti-
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with a history of cancer are alive
today.
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MISSY IS MISSING
In case you've missed our ad for the last couple of weeks,,
we'd like you to know our dog 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 Terrior (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 animals, 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 675-
6026 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.


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A Healing


Mission
The LaBelle Chapter of Inter-
national Order of St. Luke the
Physician will conduct a Healing
Mission beginning at 6 p.m. on
Friday, April 8, through Sunday,
April 10, at the Episcopal Church
of the Good Shepherd, at
Collingswood and Eucalyptus
Parkways, LaBelle.
Father Jim Ross and his wife,
Jane, will present teachings and
workshops on The Healing Min-
istry of Jesus, Listening Prayer,
Inner Healing, Blockages to
Healing and Forgiveness. Prayer
teams will also address the
needs of those seeking healing.
The Order of St. Luke is a fel-
lowship clergy, health profes-
sionals and lay people of all
denominations who believe God
uses many tools to heal, both
spiritual and medical and the
study and applications of these
avenues to health are important
in the life of the church today.
The public is also invited to
attend.
A registration fee of $25
includes refreshments, lunch
and study materials for the
weekend. For further informa-
tion contact your church's pas-
tor or call Henry Spang at 863-
675-2296.


Hemphills coming to Eastside Baptist Church


The Hemphill Christian .
Gospel Group from Nashville,
will be performing at Eastside
Baptist Church on Highway 80
on April 8, 9 and 10. .
Over the past 36 years, the
name "Hemphill" has become
established as one of the most
recognized names in the world
of gospel music. A powerful min- .
istry and a catalog of classic
gospel songs bear the name l
"Hemphill." Their ministry is ...
continuing and new classics are
being written all a tribute to
the faithfulness of God and a
man and wife's devotion to their
Savior and tenacious desire to
serve Him at all costs and in the
face of dire circumstances. This
man and wife are Joel and
LaBreeska Hemphill and their
Ministry, having been tried by fire Courtesy photo
and found worthy, is as vibrant The Hemphills and David Hall, LaBreeska and Joel Hemphill.
now as it ever has been.
Joel and LaBreeska began ty of the material they sang, most skillful hand of Joel Hemphill.
their ministry as an evangelistic of it written by Joel. They The years the Hemphills traveled
preaching and singing team. received six Dove Awards for with their children forever
Starting with just the two of their efforts and Joel was nomi- enriched gospel music. -
them, the team added new nated ten times by the Gospel In 1990, the Hemphills' chit-
members and eventually includ- Music Association as songwriter dren decided to pursue other
ed their children, Joey, Trent and of the year. "He's Still Workin' On interests and the group disband-
Candy. This family became one Me," "Every Need Supplied," ed.
of the foremost mixed groups in "Master of the Wind," "Consider Joel and LaBreeska's ministry
gospel music and the Hemphills the Lilies," "I Claim the Blood," had come full circle and it was
became famous for the talent of "Let's Have a Revival" and over just the two of them once again,
their personnel and for the quali- 350 more were all penned by the yet they were excited and looked


forward to the challenges and
opportunities this presented.
However, just as they were about
to start their new ministry in
earnest, the greatest trial of their
lives began.
Joel was diagnosed with
colon cancer and their ministry
was suspended pending Joel's
recovery. The surgery was suc-
cessful but prolonged complica-
tions began to take their toll and
plummeted him into severe clini-
cal depression, totally disabling
him for over two years from his
normal life and ministry.
Had this depression contin-
ued it no doubt would have led
to the most tragic conclusion,
however, God intervened. Joel
and LaBreeska had sought God
for months, along with their
many friends everywhere who
knew of his illness, and on Sun-
day morning, November 8, 1992,
while being prayed for by his
Pastor and church, Joel received
his'complete healing. Crediting
God for the miracle, Joel's doctor
says, "Prayer lifted his depres-
sion." Although having written
the song "Master of the Wind"
years before, the lyrics now took
on new meaning. "I know the
Master of the Wind, I know the
maker of the rain, He can calm
the storm, Make the sun shine


again, I know the Master of the
Wind." The Master of the Wind
calmed Joel and LaBreeska's
storm and restored their min-
istry, empowering them with an
awareness of His presence as
never before.
Today, totally restored, Joel
and LaBreeska are more eager
than ever to share their mar-
velous testimony to the awe-
some healing and restoration
power of God. Along with David
Hall, who joined them in 1996
playing keyboards and singing
the third part, they go all over the
world singing and preaching the
good news of Christ's gospel,
and of His power to heal ail-
ments and conquer all adversity.
Joel has written over 100 new
gospel songs with cuts that
include, "I'd Like To Say It
Again," by the Cathedrals,
"When Jesus Says It's Enough,"
by the Gaither Vocal Band and
"Two Out of Three," which was
recorded and singled by Charlie
Daniels. They are frequent televi-
sion guests and appear as regu-
lars on the Gaither Homecoming
videos. Their ministry of singing,
preaching and recording contin-
ues with greater anointing than
ever before and it can be expect-
ed that their greatest accom-
plishments are yet to come.


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Happenings at
Senior Connections


FIA reception
The public is invited to cele-
brate the expansion of Senior
Connections of Southwest Flori-
da Faith in Action program in
Clewiston at the Senior Center
next to John Boy Auditorium,
1200 South W.C. Owen Ave. A
reception will be held Thursday,
April 7, 5:30 p.m. The purpose of
Faith in Action is to match volun-
teers with those who are chroni-
cally ill, to help them with differ-
ent activities of daily living. Faith
in Action volunteers, "care part-
ners," can provide a variety of
helpful services, including mak-
ing friendly phone calls, shop-
ping for groceries or just being a
compassionate listener. Please
join us for a short program, with
refreshments, to kick off Clewis-
ton's participation in this nation-
wide program. RSVP TO Liz Tay-
lor (863) 983-7088.
Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Legal help from
Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on April 13
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must call
675-1446 to make appointment)
Save the Date Memory
Mobile and the next Trash to
Treasures Indoor Flea Market at
Nobles Center are both on Fri-
day morning, April 15.
NEW Medication assistance
through LEAPS is available April


20 from 1-5 p.m. at Senior Con-
nections 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 specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston
on Monday and Tuesdays, 983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday (675-1446.)
Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support
Group free meetings in April will
feature discussions with a
Parkinson's disease specialist
from Lee Parkinson's Care in Ft.
Myers. All meetings take place
from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. Next meet-
ings are April 13 in LaBelle, April
20 in Clewiston, and April 27 in
Moore Haven. Call 675-1446 in
LaBelle, 983-7088 in Clewiston
and 946-1821 in Moore Haven.

Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9
a.m. Join this lively group for
better health.
NEW Gamers come every
Monday to the L.J. Nobles Senior
Center starting at 1 p.m. for card
playing, Scrabble and what-
have-you. All are welcome.


AHORA scholarships Wedding


are now available


A.H.O.R.A. is a community
based not for profit organization.
This year the organization has a
scholarship available to be
awarded to a qualifying student.
The purpose is to encourage and
support our community youth in
their continuing educational
goals. They do several fundraisers
a year to raise monies for scholar-
ships to be awarded to qualifying
and deserving students.
The priority or focus is for the
first high school graduate in the
migrant and seasonal farm work-


er family, but all graduating stu-
dents may apply. Students should
apply to all scholarships available
even if they don't think they quali-'
fy. Students in their third year of
college may also apply. Hundreds
of scholarships go unawarded
each year because there were no
applicants.
For an application see your
guidance counselor or send a self
addressed stamped envelope to
A.H.O.R.A. P.O. Box 2424 LaBelle
Fl. 33975.


Kathleen and Matthew Gonzale
Tagami, Gonzalez


Happy students
The following students enjoyed Happy Meals and ice
cream at McDonald's for being named March Student of
the Month at Upthegrove Elementary School, pictured
from left: Row 1: Bianca Mendoza, Sabrina Partin, Joseph
Curtis, Jose Beltran; Row 2: Wyndell Hurst, Albert Villa,
Jacob Gutierrez, Jaret Clemons; Row 3: Ermelindo
Ramirez, Gladimir Fajardo, Sterlin Casseaus, Cristian
Ledezma; Row 4: Austin Garcia, Jacob Conrad, Diana Gar-
cia; Row 5: Corie Tolar, Consuelo Sanchez, Isael Deras.


are wed
Kathleen Emmy Tagami and
Matthew Gonzalez were joined in
marriage on March 20,2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Jun Tagami and Jeannette Ford of
Daytona Beach. The groom is the
son of Roy and Patricia Gonzaez
of LaBelle.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Indigo Lakes in Daytona
Beach with Reverend David Carter
- officiating. The bride was given
away by her father, Jun Tagami.
The garden was decorated
with white tulle and ferns with a
backdrop of Cypress trees with
Spanish moss.
The bride's gown was an A-line
halter with a beaded bodice and
empire waist. The gown also had
a beaded cathedral train. The
bride carried a bouquet of white
roses and blue belles.


The maid of honor was Dacia
Lee of New Jersey. Bridesmaids
were Liz Hudson of Tennessee
and Melissa Gonzalez of LaBelle,
sister of the groom.
The best man was Troy Gonza-
lez, brother of the groom, of
LaBelle. Groomsmen were Adam
Coleman of Tennessee and Mark
Tagami, brother of the bride, of
Daytona Beach.
The flower girl was Claudia Fer-
nandez, sister of the bride, of Day-
tona Beach, daughter of Jeannette
Ford, mother of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Indigo
Lakes.
After a honeymoon trip to Key
Largo, the couple is at home in
Pensacola.
The groom is a 2nd Lieutenant
with the United States Marine
Corp. The bride is a student at
Emory Riddle Aeronautical Uni-
versity.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 7,2005


Storm bounces back 20-0 against the Vipers


This past weekend the semi.
pro football team the Storm
played the Clearwater Vipers at
Davis Pratt Park. The game start-
ed with scoreless first quarter for
both teams. The Storm struck
first in the second quarter with
five-yard run for a touchdown by
Dedrick McClain (4); the two
point conversion was good mak-
ing the score 8-0 going into the
half.
The Storm started the third


quarter with a bang by jumping
on the Vipers with a 45-yard
bomb by Dedrick McClain (4) to
Bo Cure (27) for a touchdown.
The two-point conversion was
no good, but the Storm was up
14-0 going into the fourth quar-
ter. The defense continued to
destroy the Vipers' offense by
stopping their drive with an INT
by Roderick Cochran (89), which
gives him 5 INTs for the season.
At the end of the fourth quarter


Lawrence Williams (1) scored
on a five-yard run for a touch-
down, his first of the season. The
two-point conversion was no
good, but the Storm was up 20-0.
The Storm is now 4-4 with a
good chance of making the play-
offs. This weekend the Storm will
travel to Homestead to face the
Florida Kings at 7 p.m.
The Storm would like to give
special thanks to the Bristol
Aztecs of London for sending


two of their players over, Tom
Proctor (11), who plays Outside
Linebacker for the team with a
total of 26 tackles and 1 sack.
Alan Palmer (88) who plays
Tight End and Defensive End.
You can check out the Aztecs at
their website at www.bristo-
laztecs.co.uk.
Game highlights: Dedrick
McClain (4) went 5-9 for 63 yards
one touchdown, 4 carries for 21
yards one touchdown. Albert


Cowgirls are 14-4


By Roger Alexander

In life they say the third time is
a charm. Well, now the Cowgirls
softball team can say that too. In
their third meeting with the num-
ber sixth ranked Glades Day
Gators the Cowgirls used an
explosive final inning to get a vic-
tory that may define their season.
Coach Marroquin said that his
team has played well all year
long but he said to see them
come together and gel like they
did in that game could mean the
difference in the district title and
the runner-up spot.
"We played together and,
although we were down going
into the last at bats, we believed
in ourselves. We need to take this
win and use it to our advantage
in our next four district games,"
Marroquin said.
Going into the last inning the


Cowgirls found themselves
down 1-0 and looking at a third
loss to the same team. Amanda
Atun got up to bat and got a sin-
gle to get things rolling for the
Cowgirls.
After an out, the Cowgirls
started hitting again and didn't
stop until seven runs were safely
in. The final score was 7-1. Dani
Blake and Heather Raulerson
each doubled for LaBelle in the
win.
The Cowgirls' record now
stands at 14-4 with three games
to play this week. First, the Cow-
girls will host Golden Gate and
then it is off to North Port for a
gap-e against another teanrt that
beat them earlier this season.
They will finish the week with a
home game against Clewiston
where seniors Paige Raulerson
and Janna Taylor will be hon-
ored.


Staff photo/Donna Meister
Tennis partners
This is the first year that LaBelle High school has had a
boys tennis team. Only two of the nine players have ever
played before. Coach Patrick McElroy is very proud of each
of them for their determination and hard work. Every one of
the boys has made great improvements this season and
the team is looking forward to its last four matches as well
as traveling to districts in North Port on April 18 and 19.
Pictured are Caleb Swope and partner Juan Martinez, who
played number two doubles against the Lake Placid team.


LHS hosts annual invitational meet


By Mel Greenleaf

On Friday afternoon, April 1,
the LaBelle High School boy's
and girl's track teams hosted
their 14th annual LaBelle Invita-
tional Track meet. LaBelle was
host to teams from Moore
'Haven, Clewiston, Lake Placid,
Bishop Verot, Canterbury School
and Sebring. This track meet fea-
tured some of the best athletes
from around southwest Florida.
There were a total of seven
teams at this meet and the girl's
team finished fifth.
Leading the girl's team in


scoring was Brooke Norris, who
captured a second place medal
in all three events in which she
competed.
Individually, Brooke was sec-
ond in the 800-meter run. She
anchored the 400-meter relay
team, 'which also included Chel-
sa Causseaux, Jania Thompson
and Missy Olivarez. These same
four young ladies also finished
second in the 1600-meter relay
and came within nine seconds of
setting a school record in this
event.
Continuing the scoring in the
running events was Chelsa
Causseaux, who finished second


in the 200 meter run. Missy Oli-
varez ran her fastest time of the
year in the 400-meter run and fin-
ished fourth. Jania Thompson
ran her season fastest time in the
400-meter run and finished
fourth in that event.
The final points for LaBelle in
the running events were scored
by the two-mile relay team,
which finished fifth. This team
consisted of Tasha Morrison,
Sandy Morrison, Alyssa Herrera
and Brittnay Gallegos.
In tile field events, Suzi Green-
leaf and Isis DeHutt both had sea-
son best throws in the discus.
These throws were good enough


for a second place finish for Isis
and a fifth place finish for Suzi. In
the high jump, Tiffany Daley fin-
ished third and Chelsa
Causseaux finished fourth.
Thanks to all the volunteer
helpers who did a wonderful job
helping in the meet. The team
received many compliments on
how well the meet was conduct-
ed. The LaBelle track team trav-
eled to Riverdale on Tuesday.,
April 5 and to Moore Haven on
Thursday, April 7. These are the
final regular season track meets
before district competition
begins on April 16. Come out and
support the LaBelle track team.


Kelly (13) 15 carries for 57 yards.
On the Defensive side, the lead-
ing tackler was Dujuan McKin-
non (9), Tom Proctor (11); Bran-
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SPORTSFANS!

I BET
'YOU
DIDN'T ,
KNOW
I Brought to you by
Lori Langford
Can you name the only-college bas-
ketball coach in history to have won a
I national junior college title, an NIT
I championship and an NCAA crown?
I The answer might surprise you. It's
Nolan Richardson, who led West
Texas College to the national junior
college crown in 1980, coached Tulsa
to an NIT title in 1981, and then guid-
ed Arkansas to the NCAA champi-
onship in 1994.
I *
Besides getting ready for the
Upcoming season, spring training is
also a time for some fun and games.
Like the incident in 1995, when for-
mer Seattle manager Lou Piniella
wagered a steak dinner with his star
player, Ken Griffey Jr., that Griffey
wouldn't even hit the next batting
practice pitch out of the batting cage.
Sure enough, appropriately psyche
out, Griffey completely whiffed on the
pitch. He later made good on the bet
by having a 1,200-pound cow deliv-
ered to his manager's office.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Julio
Franco is an overlooked ageless won-
Sder. Amazingly, Franco entered the
2005 season at the ripe old age of 47,1
making him the oldest position player
in 75 years. And get this his .309
average in 2004 marked the fourth
time in major league history that a
player 43 or older has hit .284 or bet-
ter for an entire season, and Franco
accounted for three of them. Here's
more. Franco was older than eight
managers as the season began, and 33
Players on big league rosters at the
end of the 2004 season hadn't even
been born when Franco played his
first major league game in 1982 with
Philadephia. His lifetime average at
the start of the season? An even .300.
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going, that when the rubber hits the
road, you can't afford not to buy from
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don Edgar (71) all three guys had

6 tackles. They had help from
Hammond Coleman (44) with 5
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Dripping faucets and toilets
that sound like a fountain not
only add to your water bill, they
also create the overall impres-
sion that your home has not
been well maintained, especial-
ly if the leak has begun to dis-
color the tub or sinks.
Even if' prospective Bluyers
don't notice the plumbing
when they first look at your
home, they will probably
request a structural contin-
gency if they decide to buy it.
This will allow them to have an
expert check the systems and
appliances thoroughly. We rec-
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in the buyers' shoes and make
any repairs you would want to
have done ahead of time, so it
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pressurefor for first win


By Roger Alexander

The Cowboys suffered two
more losses this past week as they
fell to 0-9 on the season. In their first
loss of the week they kept the game
close for most of it, but a three-run
home run from Immokalee was too
much to overcome in the 7-1 loss.
Blake Basquin did a pretty good
job on the mound as he gave up
just five hits for the night. He gave'
way to Kyle McClain, who gave up
the home run. Matt Bell was about
the only bright spot for the Cowboy.
offense as he doubled in the loss.
The next game against Palmetto
Ridge was even worse for the Cow-
boys as they fell behind 4-0 in the


first inning and never recovered.
The final in that game was 11-3.
Basquin was able to get a double in
that game and later scored a run,
while Ryan Caudill also got a hitfor
the team.
After the game Coach Dunbar
didn't know what to say. "We are
working very hard to get that first
victory. We still need to cut down
on the errors. Our pitching is doing
much better. We just need to be
more productive on offense and
believe we can play with anyone,"
he said.
The Cowboys will play host to
Golden Gate and then host Clewis-
ton tomorrow night. Both game start
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Cowgirls split matches


who fell 6-4, 5-7, and 2-6. LaBelle,
won both of its doubles as Christie
and Pittman won 9-5, while Marotti
and Meador won 8-3.
The Cowgirls play Clewiston
this week and finish up the season
against Immokalee and Bishop Verot.


Sports Shorts


Want to coach
Pop Warner?
A Pop Warner board meeting
will be held on April 14 at the rec
center on Cowboy Way at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in coaching
for cheerleading please attend.
All are welcome.
Sign up for
tumbling classes
Southwest Universe All-stars
has tumbling classes every Mon-
day evening. Classes are open to
everyone 3 years of age and up.
The classes are as follows:
Beginners class 5 p.m. till 6 p.m.;
Intermediate class 6 p.m. till 7
p.m.; Advanced class 7 p.m. till 8
p.m.
The cost is $40 per month. If
you would like additional infor-
mation please contact Tammy at
863-675-3737.
Free cheerleading
clinic
'The Southwest Universe All
Stars are giving a free cheerlead-
ing/tumbling clinic Saturday,


By Roger Alexander
The Cowgirls tennis team split
their matches this week by identi-
cal scores as they defeated Lake
Placid then lost to Lake Placid. The
final score was 4-3.
In the home win, Amanda
Pittman led with her 6-1 and 6-1 vic-
tory. She was followed in singles
victories by Kaitlin Marrotti (6-3, 3-
6, 6-2) and Shannon Christie (6-1,
6-3). In doubles play the team of
Pittman and Christie easily won
with an 8-3 score.
The teams then went to Lake
Placid the following day. LaBelle
didn't play much differently than
but as three of the matches went to
a three set tie breaker. '
Christie was the only winner in
the singles matches as she won a
three h6ur, three set match by the
scores of 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2. The other
three set matches were played by
Pittman, who lost by the score df 2-
6, 6-1 and 3-0, and Jessie Meador,


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field range of 20 3D targets and a
station N.F.A.A. field course.
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Ortona kids had a grand time searching high and low for
those traditional goodies Easter Eggs!


Ortona celebrates


Easter with hunt


The Ortona Community Asso-
ciation celebrated another Easter
season with a children's egg hunt
and party on Palm Sunday at
Larry Luckey Indian Mound Park.
Nineteen children, twelve adults,
and five volunteer helpers
enjoyed the festivities that includ-
ed the hunt for eggs, demolishing
a pinata filled with Easter treats,
and refreshments. Prizes were
hidden in special eggs.
Three large decorated Easter
Baskets were given as grand
prizes. One pound chocolate rab-


bits were awarded for the top egg
gatherers in each of three differ-
ent age categories.
Wrapped "Tigger" chocolate
eggs served as consolation prizes
to children finding the fewest
eggs. De Mitchell, children's activ-
ities volunteer director comment-
ed, "I want to be sure all children
have fun and leave with a prize of
some sort." Prize winners includ-
ed Rodney Billings, Kaitlyn and
Patrick Heflin, John D. and Kim-
berly Mitchell, Brandon Pasch,
Bubba Pequeno and Joslyn West.


Statt pnoto/Donna Meister
Eggstra special day
An Easter egg hunt at Eastside Baptist Church brought
out many youngsters from the community for some old
fashioned fun. First and second place winners for at least
35 eggs found in Their different age groups were, front
left: Bryce Tanner, age 10, Bubba Pequeno, age 8, Brian-
na Banda, age 7, Fredrick Davis, age 4, Elijah Davis, age
1, R.J. Wilk, age 11 and back row, Caleb Bryant, age 11.


She's back! After a year and a
half hiatus, Teresa Noah is back
coaching cheerleading. She and
co-director Lee Gillen of LeHigh
have put together a new and bigger
program for the kids of LaBelle and
surrounding areas.
The Ultimate Xplosion All Star
Cheerleading and Dance Program
will be practicing in the Fussell Steel
Building on Jaycee-Lions Drive.
Their official address is 720 South
Main Street, Suite 6. There will be a
springboard and cheer floor for the
use by the different age groups
which are: three years to kinder-
garten; youth-first through sixth;
juniors-ninth and under; seniors-
twelfth and under. Not only will
there be cheerleading but a hip-
hop dance team as well. Classes
will begin May 1.
Ultimate Xplosion is a not-for-
profit program with incorporation
currently being processed. The staff
(which consists of experienced
people from Fort Myers, North Fort
Myers and LaBelle)* works pro
bono. All coaches go to camp and
obtain their recertification. The staff


is first aid and CPR trained and the
older girls are eligible to take this
training also.
Children from Fort Myers, North
Fort Myers and Immokalee have
already signed up. Maximum capac-
ity will be approximately 60 kids.
But if cheerleading is not your
child's cup of tea, Rob Jenkins of
LeHigh will be teaching a tumbling
class on Wednesday nights, which
is open to the community. Sign-up
for the cheerleading, hip-hop
dance and tumbling classes will
remain open for the first two weeks
in April. To sign-up please contact
Teresa Noah at 675-4155, Lee Gillen
in LeHigh at 239/229-4855 or Melin-
da Orlinski at 675-1686.
Maybe your child is somewhat
of a "rough and tumble" kind and
wouldn't be interested in either
cheerleading, hip-hop dancing or
tumbling. There is another avenue
for you because also in this build-
ing will be World Class Boxing. To
sign-up for World Class Boxing,
please contact pro-boxer Hugo
Vargas at World Class Barber Shop
(674-1775).


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Women Legislators and the Nation-
al Rifle Association are co-sponsor-
ing their eighth annual Bill of Rights
Essay Contest for college-bound
female high school juniors and sen-
iors, which this year will be entitled
"Champions of Liberty." The con-
test's seven winners will each
receive a $3,000 college scholar-
ship and an all-expenses-paid trip
to NFWL's Annual Conference in
August, where they will network
with, be mentored by and speak to
hundreds of women lawmakers
from across the United States.
This is an excellent opportunity
fo0 local members of the Class of
2005 and 2006," said NFWL mem-
ber, Representative Qrimsley. "This
contest will help seven young
women demonstrate their knowl-
edge and understanding of current
issues and the U.S. Constitution,
develop their leadership skills and
attend college.
"James Madison, George Mason,
and dozens of American leaders and
justices since their day have ensured
Americans are protected by the Bill
of Rights," said Rep. Grimsley. "By
sharing with women lawmakers
across America the stories and lega-
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opportunity for young women to
win a college scholarship while
making their voices heard on the
meaning of the Bill of Rights."
The essay must be postmarked
by Monday, June 13, 2005, and
received by NFWL no later than Fri-
day, June 17, 2005, after which an
NFWL selection committee will
judge each essay and determine
the seven winners. The judges will
primarily weigh the factors of story-
telling, understanding of the Bill of
Rights, and original insight.
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In May 2001 LaBelle's then Cassie Moncrief of Cracker worked on the fringes of the real needs and understand the con- Fresh Produce Available


newest real estate tirm, Heritage
Land Co. opened its doors in the
old Farm Bureau building. This was
a small building by any standards
and the Heritage Girls soon out-
grew it.
The owners of the company,
Donna Kane, Trisha Arnold and
Terri Banky started to look for
some way to expand. They eventu-
ally bought the land behind their
building and built a 2,335 square
foot office building with an addi-
tional 800 square foot of space on
the south side of the new building
that they were leasing.
Their new building has two
conference rooms, seven offices
with one "bull pen" for any new
agents and vast amounts of stor-
age.
On Friday, April 1, the "Heritage
Girls" were finally able to celebrate
their move into the new building
with the LaBelle community. They
had been in the. building since
October of 2004 but because their
parking lot was not done yet, they
waited to invite the community in
to celebrate.


Cooking and Catenn, was on hand
with a peck load of native delights
for the approximately 250 people
who came to wish the "Heritage
Team" well. Also Joan and Dave
Kammerer, helped them with the
party plans and the fruit platters.
The firm has not only seen its
office space grow but the original
three-member team has also
grown. They now have eight
agents (four of whom are broker
associates) working hard to make
your real estate dreams come true
with listings in Lee, Hendry, Char-
lotte and Glades counties.
Donna Kane, Broker, the origi-
nal broker of the firm, brings over
16 years of sales and marketing
experience to the table. Donna is
dedicated to the principles of "Cus-
tomer for Life" high integrity and
ambition.
Terri Banky, Broker Associate,
has specialized in the LaBelle real
estate market for over 12 years and
she believes in "straight talk, honest
answers and making things hap-
pen."
Trisha Arnold, Broker Associate,


estate business tor several years
before getting her agent's license
five years ago. Trisha takes pride in
her ability to work well with all
kinds of people and in all kinds of
situations.
Shary Weckwerth, Broker Asso-
ciate, is originally from Arkansas
but when she took a vacation to
the area in 2001 she fell in love with
LaBelle's charm. With her past
experience in real estate sales in
Arkansas and love of the area, she
is ready to help buyers close that
perfect deal.
Denise Walker, Sales Associate,
having lived in LaBelle for over 20,
years, has seen many changes in
the area. Denise knows that to be
successful in real estate, it takes
dedication, determination and
honesty. Those three key values are
very important to her
Beverly Curtis, Sales Associate,
moved to the LaBelle area over 24
years ago from Kentucky. She
worked for a number of years in
the citrus industry before getting
her real estate license two years
ago. Beverly's goal is to "meet the


cerns of the buyer and seller with
the best service available."
Dawn Marie Morton, Sales
Associate, is not only a sales associ-
ate with Heritage but she is also a
full time student working on her
pre-law requisites. Dawn feels that
her understanding of the real estate
laws "gives me a benefit to better
server my clients."
Patricia Walker, Sales Associate,
an Alva resident, stays informed
and educated about the growth
currently being experienced in the
area. She also works with the local
4-H helping with livestock and agri-
culture.
The newest member of the
team is Office Manager Charlene
Bowen, a LaBelle native who some
of you may know from Florida
Community Bank.
So stop by and see this hard
working real estate team and
admire their new office building at
180 N. Bridge Street or give them a
call at 675-6788.


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President of King Ranch, has
announced that Charlie Lucas
has been .named President of
'Consolidated Citrus Limited Part-
nership, one of Florida's largest
citrus growers.
Consolidated Citrus is owned
in partnership by King Ranch and
50,000 acres of oranges,
aefruit,-'and specialty fruit in
eight counties throughout south-
ern Florida. Lucas will join the
Company on April 4, 2005 and
will report to Underbrink.
"Charlie brings more than 25
years of experience in the citrus
industry to Consolidated," said
Underbrink. "He will be a great
addition to our team, bringing
unique insight and perspective to


Almanac
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rently reading 'Sula' by Toni Morri-
son. Call 675-0833 for information.
Fern expert to speak
Beth Degrauwe of the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation foundation
will be the guest speaker at the
Hendry Glades Audubon Society
on April 11 at 7 p.m. Learn all about
ferns including those found locally,
and how to take care of them.
Come to the Dallas B. Townsend
Ag Center in LaBelle. Meetings are
open to the public. For further infor-
mation please call 612-1067.
Drivers needed
Drivers are needed to transport
veterans to VA medical appoint-
ments in Ft. Myers and St. Peters-
burg. Volunteers will drive a mini-
van, on an "as needed" basis. The
application process includes hav-


our citrus operations and build-
ing on our long-standing tradi-
tion of farming and ranching."
Lucas previously was the Vice
President of Sales and Fruit Pro-
curement at Southern Gardens
Citrus for over ten years with
responsibilities for marketing
orange juice and by-product
sales. Accomplishments include
building the Southern Gardens
brand name and positive reputa-
tion that the Company, ,enjoys
today.
"Charlie is. a great colleague,
mentor and friend to everyone at
Southern Gardens," said Rod Lid-
die, President of Southern Gar-
dens. "We wish him success in
his future endeavors and look
forward to our continued associ-


ing a valid state issued driver's
license and meeting the minimum
standards on a VA provided physi-
cal.'If you would like to volunteer,
please contact the Hendry County
Veteran Service Office at 675-5250.
Car wash set
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
will be holding a car wash on Satur-
day, April 16, at the LaBelle Fire
'Department from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Proceeds to send the youth to camp.
Band benefit dinner
Dana-Howard-Weekley Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 is having their
17th annual benefit dinner for the
LaBelle Middle School Band on Sat-
urday, April 16, from 4-7 p.m. Since
our first benefit dinner back in
1988, our Post has raised over
$48,000 for the middle school
band. The benefit dinner will
include roast beef, mashed pota-
toes and gravy, vegetables, bread
and margarine, coffee or tea and


action "
His new responsibilities at
Consolidated Citrus will involve
strategic planning, sales and
marketing efforts and the overall
direction of the Company.
Consolidated Citrus is the
largest citrus grower in the Unit-
ed States,producing more than
19 million boxes of fruit last year.
Although the Company grows
fruit for both the fresh fruit and
juice markets; the vast majority
of its product, about 97%, is sold
to processors for the production
of orange juice.
Southern Gardens, as one of
the nation's largest orange grow-
ers and processors, provides
fresh orange juice to consumers
year-round. Encompassing both


dessert for $5.50 a person. Tickets
can be purchased from any middle
school band member or from the
American Legion Post 130 located
at 699 State Road 80 West in
LaBelle. The public is welcome
and we do have carry-outs.
Antiques, crafts
and talents needed
The search is on for antiques,
crafts and talents as, Faith Lutheran
Church in LeHigh works to bring
the.community together through a
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32,000 acres of citrus groves and
more than three million trees,
Southern Gardens produces
more than seven million boxes of
Valencia and Hamlin oranges
each season. The company has
a 56 million-gallon NFC orange
juice storage facility, as well as
storage capacity for four million
gallons of concentrated juice.
Southern Gardens recently
received the 2004 Efficiency
Award from FMC Food Tech for
using state-of-the-art technology
and assuring consistently high
quality juice.


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It's time for Little Miss


The annual ABWA Little Miss LaBelle pageant will take
place this Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the LaBelle High
School Auditorium. For many years the Caloosahatchee
Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Asso-
ciation has sponsored this fun night. Proceeds go toward
scholarships for local women. Girls from K-8th grade learn
about stage presence and public speaking in this annual
event, which has classic TV as its theme this year. Tickets
will be sold at the door. From left Front: Ariel Woodward,
Gabriella Davis, Jessica Woodward, Amberlynn Ford,
Ryley Bowen. Middle row: Laura Ann Furman, Destiny
Paine, Caitlyn Mayo, Amber Barnette, Angelica Castillo,
Meagan Price, Skylar Bell. Back row: Priscilla Maciel,
Tiffany Home, Ciara Pleake, Abby Arnold, Brooke White.










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Front left: Allyson Woodard, Nancy Garza, Ashton Beer,
Ashley Curry, Alari Foutch. Back row: Kayla Gutierrez,
Alyssa Johnson, Michaila Kelly, Jena Howard, Ariana
Hernandez. Brittany Erale. Cassidv Willis.


Ashley Pittman, Kaleigh Woodward and Deanna Foster.
Not pictured Tiffany Boling, Armanda Suarez and Saman-
tha Swindle.


Lunch Menu


Primary Lunch Menu
Friday, April 8: chili w/beans, grilled
cheese sandwich, corn, fruited jello
Monday, April 11: shrimp poppers,
macaroni and cheese, fresh apples,
green beans
Tuesday, April 12: chicken 'n' yel-
low rice, California blend, pears sliced,
homestyle dinner roll
Wednesday, April 13: cheese pizza,
corn, tossed salad, peaches
Thursday, April 14: hot dog, baked
potato tots, orange juice, chocolate
chip cookie
Secondary
Lunch Menu
Friday, April 8: nachos w/ground


beef, corn, tossed salad, slic
pears
Monday, April 11: popcorn chic
en, baked potato tots, shape-u|
homestyle dinner roll
Tuesday, April 12: shrimp pc
pers, macaroni and cheese, br
coli, diced pears
Wednesday, April 13: bread
chicken, yellow rice, chicken gra
green beans, orange juice, biscuit
Thursday, April 14: spaghe
tossed salad, mix fruit, cherry jel
dinner roll
Milk offered daily.
Variety of salads offered daily.
Hoagie sandwich is offered da
as an alternate entr6e.


Birthdays


April 8: John Sweeney, Jenny
McDonald, Joel Connor, Julia Howard,
Anthony and Angie Jordan, Ryker
Anderson
April 9:, Donnie Meister, Christine
Moss, Katie Allen, Amanda Davis
April 10: Michael White, Freida
Bullington, Bernie Torgler, Carrie
Knowles, Brandi Daniels, Stephanie
Wright, Terry Harris, Nikki Oatsvall,
Arthur G. Jones
April 11: Athalee Womble, Kim
Davis, Sherry Lawson, Lupe
Rodriguez, Jesus Mendoza, Rebecca


Manley, Anthony Black
April 12: Gary Andress, Way
Vaughan, Amy Cockram, Lisa Some
Johnie Reedee, Alene Berg, Regi
Summeralls, Sebastian Shockey
April 13: Flora Burke, Tommy Cc
ner, Chuck Pinkston, Beth Hill, Ro
Moreno
April 14: James Summerall, Th
ma Orwig, Todd King, Victor Smith, E
Berg, Christopher Starr, Cody McCIa
Stephanie Harrington, William Ros
Jorge Rosa, Jr., Kylie N. Soliz


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LHS seniors Greg Swann and Katie Gatch


Swann, Gatch


earn high honors


On Monday, March 28, LaBelle
High School seniors Greg Swann
and Katie Gatch traveled to Palmet-
to Ridge High School to be evaluat-
ed on solo performances by state
judges at State Solo and Ensemble
Festival hosted by The Florida
Bandmasters Association. Greg
has played flute for three years at
LaBelle High. School and served as
drum major this year. He also plays
in the Palm Coast Youth Sympho-
ny, the Flute Choir and participated
in the Edison College Concert Band
during the Fall semester. Greg
received a superior rating at District
Solo and Ensemble Festival on Feb-
ruary 5. He also received a superior
rating at State Solo and Ensemble.
He played The Swiss Shepard by
Malacchi. Greg also is a guest
soloist at local churches and plays
or sings for other various commu-
nity events. Greg was selected to
participate in the Tri-State Music
Festival hosted by Florida State Uni-
versity and the Heartland Honor
Band. Greg plans to attend Edison
College after graduation.
Katie Gatch twirled her way to a


Almanac
Continued From Page 10
variety of interests. -
Forms are now available by
calling the church at 239-369-6177
to schedule an appraisal of your
antiques, to arrange a table for
sale of your crafts or to showcase
your talent.
The Antique Appraisal and Craft
Show will be held from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
The Talent Show will be held at
the church on April 30. Written
requests may be made to Faith
Lutheran Church, 705 E. Leeland
Heights Blvd., Lehigh Acres, FL
33936.
Proceeds benefit mission proj-
ects that benefit the wider com-
munity. Matching funds for the
event are provided by the local
chapter of Thrivent.
Blood supplies are low
Make plans to attend the Com-
munity Blood Drive on Monday
April 18, from 8:30 a.m until 3:30
p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary
School at 2052 NW Eucalyptus
Blvd.
Earth Day-


vy, You are hereby invited to the
5th Annual Earth Day in Barron
tti, Park on Saturday, April 23 from
llo, noon to 4 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Community groups, schools,
churches, agencies, businesses
and individuals are invited to bring
aily displays to show what the com-
munity does for the earth. For
more information, please call Lois
at 675-3940.
Teen yard sale
ne shThe youth of Freedom Fellow-
re ship Ministries will be' having a
na yard sale from 8 a.m. till ? on Satur-
day, April 23, at the church 13.01


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superior rating for Baton Solo-at
District Solo and Ensemble for the
second year in a row. At State Solo
and Ensemble, Katie received an
Excellent rating. Katie has been a
member of the LaBelle High
School Marching and Concert
Band for four years. Katie has
played flute for the past six years
and also twirls baton. She has been
the majorette captain for the past
three years. Katie plans to attend
Edison College then continue her
education at a four-year university.
She also plans to continue to help.
LHS majorettes after graduation.
LaBelle High School Band
Director Kelle Greenleaf praised
the young musicians, saying that
Katie and Greg exhibit the qualities
of fine musicians and performers.
She added, "their dedication to
learning music and expressing
music is remarkable. Their hard
work,, practice and continual drive
to learn more was rewarded with
their ratings. Katie and Greg serve
as examples for the quality of musi-
cians that are being cultivated in
our community."


Highway 29. Proceeds go to send
the youth to camp.
West Glades
Elementary open house
West Glades Elementary School
announces Kindergarten Open
House and Registration on
Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. in
the school music room. Require-
ments for Kindergarten: Must be
five years old on or before Sept. 1,
2005. Birth certificate, Social Securi-
ty Card (if available), Immunization
record and current physical exam.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 7, 2005


Alico, Inc. signs $5.6 million


contract to sell 280 acre grove


Alico, Inc., (NASDAQ: ALCO)
one of the South's best known
agribusiness companies operat-
ing in Central and Southwest
Florida, and with approximately
141,000 acres in real estate hold-
ings, announced recently that the
company has entered into a con-
tract to sell approximately 280
acres of citrus grove land located
south of LaBelle in Hendry Coun-
ty for $5.6 million. The transac-
tion is scheduled to close in Octo-
ber of 2005. The company will
retain operating rights to. the


grove until development begins.
"This property is close to the
area where Alico owns and main-
tains a 50-acre greenhouse oper-
ation known as Alico Plant
World, and is an area of expand-
ing growth and development. We
felt that this was an opportune
time to market this land," Alico
CEO John Alexander said. "Alico
will continue to assess these mar-
ket opportunities."

About Alico
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness


company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 141,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk counties. The com-
pany is involved in various opera-
tions and activities including cit-
rus fruit production, cattle
ranching, sugarcane, sod produc-
tion and forestry. The company
also leases land for farming, cattle
grazing, recreation and oil explo-
ration and is increasingly involved
in exploring real estate develop-
ment in and beyond its holdings.


Local competes for Miss Teen Title


Azuree Ariel Arias of LaBelle
was recently selected to partici-
pate in National 2005 Miss Teen Ft.
Myers pageant competition that
will take place
on April 9,
2005. Azuree
learned of her
acceptance
into this year's .
competition as
Nationals, Inc.
announced
their selections
on Monday Azuree Ariel
afternoon. Arias
Azuree will
be competing for her share of over
$20,000 in scholarships, prizes
and specialty gifts.
Azuree will be competing in
the Miss Teen division, one of


three divisions that will have
young ladies between the ages of
10 and 19 competing in modeling
routines, which include casual
wear and formal wear. Most
important, Azuree will display her
personality and interviewing skills
while interviewing with this year's
Ft. Myers judging panel. Personali-
ty is the number one aspect that
each contestant is judged on dur-
ing all phases of competition.
If Azuree were to win the title
of Miss Teen Ft. Myers, she would
represent Ft. Myers and the sur-
rounding communities at. the
Cities Of America National Com-
petition that will take place in
Orlando, Florida. Over $60,000 in
prizes and awards will be present-
ed at the national competition
while each winner enjoys this


expense paid trip of five nights
and six days in Orlando.
There is no cost to Azuree for
participating .in the pageant com-
petition. Community businesses,
organizations and private individ-
uals will assist Azuree in partici-
pating in this year's competition
by becoming an official sponsor
to her. Through sponsorship, each
contestant receives all the neces-
sary training, rehearsals and finan-
cial support, which will allow
Azuree to become a very confi-
dent and well-prepared contestant
in this year's Ft. Myers Pageant.
Any business, organization or
private individual who may be
interested in becoming a sponsor
to Azuree may contact her pag-
eant coordinator, Patty Neidert at
1-800-569-2487.


* Well kept doublewid home on 2.38e.t acres.
Features a Lr,-. I.i.ti r,'nid -,ire s sttiroe.
fruit trees anid ruL ,.k, s1 ,0u.,


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a kind! The mtrirt h,'u,- k..1 rr i ,.' ,. -;
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appliances, D E d Ce Counter
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ri,uult'int" n. a 0,. ir ,i.. ..I r'i,. l i ,.
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back yard &above ground pool. REDUCED
$195,900.
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beauty ly-decorated "3BR2B home, sits on
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r n im .- oenced
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fortwo homes. $125,000.
* ,' i, r. ,i i '. in Pioneer,
S it 1.1 i I .-I.. Il- rianufactured
. 1 lu.ii 1i.,, T 9.910)each,
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* lietaifi .25-, acre orner loi in downtown
LaBelle p'thaltii Cur rtdy zoned for
ing to t ut'.iii .. 7 .r .
5.-I' 5 r. ,., n %.. i'.': south f row n on
l I i II L. *y i .l 1
* 25*/ acri n Unit 4 w'oak. $39,900.
* Oversized corner lot in Unit 102 on S,
Hilton. $37,01A.
*Oersizedlorin Unit 102 wiotas3. $7,000.
*25+/ acre in l tni O m 1 ."hin1




of LaBEtlecity lim ith ith feet of frontage
$399,900.


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PLAN ACTION Two FkuIItful]
lots .i'..iii.i'lc t Pioneer Plantaion
location for $114,900 30 .-IJ
A2050261021- PORT L_\IBlI..H-
Port LaBelle lots several to choose
from $75,000 104238
A205013453F PORT LABELLE -
Port LaBelle Lots several to choose
from $25,000 102870
A2050i4571F PORT LABELLE-
P',rr LaBelle lot several to choose
from $32.500 i0,4 3
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Port Li... i.. I available $32.500..
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A20501384-ir PORT LABELLE
LOT- Severallotsavailablein Port
LaBelle. $32,500- 900 2
A2(iO13892F PORT LABELLE-
Lot in. Port LaBdle. Many to choose
from. $32,500 99036
A.2050S18SF POR I I.ABELLE-
Several to choose from. $32,500
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LOTS Several nice lots to choose
from. S12,500 '000-1


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theh Port Ltlklic iart rn chooi', from
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A205001719F BEAUTIFUL e. Por LaBele area rL.in to
POOL HOME Iaunrhil home t.hooe I. r $32.500-a 1 nin to
located in Lehigh. Lakeview from
front yard. Courtyard entryto large A205014138F PORT I.ABFIJ F. -
formal living & riinini room. cril lots ', il.ihk in the Por
Sapcious doiib. car carport. 3 Lfiliclc area many to choose from
._ :1-. with carpet, vinyl, and ter- $32,500 1i0's2
razza fl.w.rin, throu,-'lhoi[, pool A2050292833[- PORTI.ABFI.L.E-
with screened roe.im" 1 .ill n` Great Corner Lai in 1.ianyan \ ill.tge
Lou Smith at 239-20i 40.7 priced of Port Lacllic \\W'at:r lines are
ait $199,900 95886 c t.Jtd in tc'- near lucturm Lot is
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.I "LOT- Port LaBdlle lot $30,000 -
A204046463F JIM WALTER "
. HOME This home is tinder the A205025494F PORT LABELLE
final phase of construction. Jm, LOT -M.iiiany toch.c from in Port
\\ .It.r Home on .ot rLrte piling- LaBelle. Call for info.- $26.500 -
Deck overlooks ..'re.-- lhe-J .iiJ 100428
,rL.n rl-lt irt i ..J|'nirnz lor on the -\A801680541" IMPRO\ ED
west side i-. i% it iHtk $124,900 .VACANT LOT IN CRESCENT
Nlt2o ACRES Iluild )ouir dream home
A205007419F PORT LABELLE on this already improved lot with
Several available for ,'rh.a-. h:,utiul trees. $15,200-59989
$32,500 0'13 A205014606Fb I.OT IN PORT
A205007364F PORT LABELLE L.AREU-E Secrj lot, .ivailblcin
LOTS Several to choose from. Port LaBelle to choose from
S32.500 t'4-10 $32,500 100526


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With cooler weather
approaching, many homeown-
ers are looking toward starting
interior home-improvement
and decorating projects. And
what better place to start than
by looking down at the floor.
Some of today's most
intriguing and innovative dec-'
orating trends are in flooring.:
From the elegance of porcelain
tile to the warmth of real hard-
wood and the surprising beau-
ty of "not-your-grandmoth-
er's-vinyl," homeowners can
set the stage for a beautiful
room by choosing the right
flooring style.


Flooring designs are more
fashionable than ever, and
durability has come a long
way, too. For. example,
Mannington Mills, one of the
largest manufacturers of hard-
surface flooring, has
DuPont(TM) Teflon(R) Surface
Protector on a number of their
resilient, laminate and hard-
wood floors.
Experts at Mannington offer
these tips when selecting floor-
ing for your home:
For a traditional look,
choose subtle patterns and
designs. In resilient flooring,
slate and stone looks work


VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: E ITH MILLER
JILL DLLLMAN ANO TIM SPENCER
675-0500



ABoEAToY
N *NEW LOCATION!
M + 233 N. BRIoGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF
Reoc ST &
3* WAsKN6TON
(o ,7 .. .*' e. Mi \ 1 1 ': r r rr.. r
Oit Iti NP- A \ 11 AlPl il .,l. ..I i d A MUST 'i [' l'-.J 1th1 mafactmred
3/2/1 $775/.M NO PETS. home with aporit on + acres Irncludes fireplace,.
lARGE 3*/21 $850/M NO PEI!S breakfast nook. retreat off master bedroom, front
enism volt ~iT and back porch. l'roprty also has J00 ssq. ft ham.
28ED/2BATH D. 11I P. lF ir IN MOORE all i. ., I' 0 r, .,' '".i-: o.n
HAVEN YACHT CLUB, Home hc 46 It covered ... ,arl ,' ** i., r,. f ,.1
.aJLL,;.'.I ,r,".. -tI 'i..1.. '.king $103.000. acres Asking$150,000.
lll 11. tI2l ",.*. .'' htse. Sits on l01 ACRES*- with wood frame cracker house.
rt .1 i ". "' \ l,) l I\ sll-I- l i.J l 1 ',h 1 lihome on n 1
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1ni b.l "% I .t'rr.'i i.OTii.i I.I,.i ? i a1"0 "
t 'K I INHF Xi q hli;!T ',-J -'r.ith thi, in COIMMiERC
Port LaBelle on School Circle Being sold -As Is". BACK ON THE MARKETKI! Commercial lot
Call for details 132x32- with wood frame house. Selling "As Is
TWO STORY H Ift a beaatiful oak Asking $140,000.
filled 2 acre local HW ng $140,000. 1= I,
3BED/2BATH, Spaieous home. cathedral ceilings. BUSINESS LOT on Fdsoai Avenue with old blk
custom tak chinets, below ground pool, screen 'lmidi ,, J '.i' I1 Asking $40,000.
lanaii, lht'd water fall a. parate 25 garage, J oT I\ l-) I \AVE.- $15,000. Make an otfer
Localdoln the comer of CTaloa .rive. REDUCED I OTS IN P' 'j-R .SAI F
TO $400,000 call fr an appointment today. LOT ON MARCO king $22,500.
ON THE CORNER OF SHAWNEE 2Bd'laith LOT ON RICH C r 25,000.
wi/carport Asking $49,900. LOT ON GRANAI g $25.000


well; in hardwood, oaks and
maples are often used.
Contemporary rooms are
represented by sleek, unclut-
tered styles. A marbled porce-
lain tile or. the new line of
Mannington Bamboo
enhances this sophisticated
look.
. Casual, rustic decor is also
popular. Try distressed hard-
wood, laminate or a slate-look-
ing porcelain to play up the
theme.
Inspired rooms don't always
fit a "type;" that's why there
are so many flooring options.
For something unique, try a


resilient floor that looks like a
bed of crushed pebbles or one
that looks like a sisal rug. Or
go against the grain, so to
speak, by using a rustic, hand-
scraped wood floor in a room
with traditional furnishings.
Whatever you choose, make
it a statement about your life
and your style. For more infor-
mation, call 1-800-482-9527 or
visit www.mannington.com.
Mannington floors are avail-
able at fine flooring retailers
nationwide.


238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra
Alexander, James Tanner, Roxana
Cisneros & Linda Delde Davis
www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
SB HABLA iESPWOL


HOMES:
* $210,000 This-iLI5/1 Ft. Myers home is a
newly remodeled must see!
* $229,000 Reduced, Motivated Seller! -
3B/21BA, Former exotic animal home. Cages
galore! 1, 2 & 3 stories on & off the ground.
lighting, water electricc h,,i;hi, Pond,
ilandi and much more on 4.91+/- acres.
* $144,900 211)/2BA Secluded, :h. ranin..
mobile home. Has vaulted ceilings +ni !-.L. I
enxes. Don't miss out on this one
* $139,900 3RWMDESe home on 2,41
I.. n i)..CONWSRACT
* Reduced! $I EI M 21',,,I li -. ,-i>1.1k
,, ',> M-,t, MhMn'.
* $91,000 i.-acre'.\ eI h' home on
.61+-a'cre.
* $89,900 3BD/213A molbi, home on 1I+-
a(cre wil new (i arpet, vinyl and paint.
* $89,900 New 38Di/21A mobile home on
.65+/-actw.
* $79,900 3BD)/2BA mobile home avaibable in
aiBelle.
* $1,500,000-100+ /acrts ofpasture in Muse.
* $1,025,600. 51+/. acres, setluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $300,000 19.83+/- ares with numerous
possibilities. Adijoining 19.82+/- acres also avail-


able.
* $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2,25+/.
acres zoned RG3M.
* $159,000- Beautiful l. 3+/-acre, wooded lot
with creek on Ft. Denaud Rd.
* $31,500 1.i BllMW mRnesite, tin mto1t
* $35,000 1 rL i. I,,it l .. ...i i, .
out awayy fom hustle and bustle of' city living
AlsoadiJ .nirI. I i ., wooted lot available
* $35,000-.i -l2 f lhi. 1 i.r,., i
I rI. I Liii -Ii r[ .I 1't let this
one go by,
* $30,000- I .aND 'R.il .'I Montura.
Adjoining loto(D iIACT
TOMESITES:
l-alf Acr+JjNB|ljUj(l( town. ttose ti
rier. $59,900Y. ....
S .Uti.U61Aifswl
$40,000 Nice .25+/- acre lot cse to town.
$35,000 Nice kt available in Port iBeldle,
$30,000 32+/- acre lot located in city with
beautiful trees including oaks,
$29,9W ^9WM SIg e.
COMMERCIAL
* .$450,000 Drive-thru stonw on corner lot
with 239' of frontage on 29 S,


We're here now to serve you.

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97 PanK AvaNI's LABtnu. FL 33935sss sss 8r-om BAR n? N71
863-675-2718
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FEATURES O THE WFFK
$SACQOU$ 3PBR/2BA POOI,


HOME IN THE CITY features large
family room, formal living room,
heated pool. hot tub, screened pool
lanai and nicely manicured lawn.
$225,000.
n+/- SECLUDEDinv ACRES


LOCATED IN MUS


ARFj&lBeauittul parcel w/mostly
pines and palmettos. Accessed by
easement. $300,000.
4.14 ACRE$ ZONED INDUSTRI-


80'xl00' hanger plus 1998 'RR R2i\-\
2,200 sq. ft. doublewide mobile
home. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT


EXQUISITE


& ELEGANT


GATED 2.75+/- ACRE RIVER-


AL W/POSSIBLE FUTURE AIR- FRONT estate. Top quality con-
PORT ACCESS. Property features struction and design features soar-
ing cathedral ceilings, granite


Espaflot


Slarilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Vuhark.
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin and Suzanne Sherrod


kitchen counter tops, sce urit) ivs
tem, custom pool w/caged lanai, 2
1/2 car garage and soft lit walkway
to your own private dock. You will
enjoy the numerous fountains and
endless sunsets. A must seel
$1,500,000. UNDER CONTRACT
GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER-
FRONT PROPERTY One of the
few riverfront parcels on the market.
This stunning 10 acres is very unique
, w/600+/- feet fronting on the beauti-
ful Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy
endless viewFs from the r.iicd river--
bank. $1,600,000. UNDER CON-
TRACT
HOMES IN THE CITY
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL]
Located very close to Hwy 80 and
Court House. 3,500 sq: ft. C RS brick
home has perfect office floor plan.


Q situated on
beautify jp I ersized lot
w/privat' s9 m g I- the city,
$95,000.
3BR/1IBA DOUBLEWIDF MOBILE
UQME IN THE CITY on quiet
street. Many upgrades including
new roof shingles, new air condi-
tioner and new exterior siding.
$64,900. UNDER CONTRACT
HOMES
NEW CQNSTRUCT1QNI
3BR/2BA HOME W/OPEN +
SPLIT FLOOR PLAN situated on
beautiful lot. $129,900. 1-NDER
CONTRACT
2BR/2BA DIUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOMF ON 1/2 ACRE
Cathedral ceilings, family room,
breakfast bar, large back porch and
fenced yard. Located on paved road
approx. 3 miles south of LaBlelle.
$89,000.


plus an attached efficiency apart- 3BR/IBA CBS HOME Recently
ment. $349,000. remodeled, new cabinets, ceramic
SS QT BUSIN ile and paint inside and out.
POSSB U r-. BUSINESS $79.900.


POTENT c homes
located i. i ,Belle on
corner of Main and Park Ave.
$250,000,


3DR/1BA CD$ UQME JQCATEP
JN THE CITY LIMITS, Fixer upper
good investment property.
$74,900.


..OMES QN AgREAGE
320+/- ACRES W/RECENTLY
REMODELED 4BR/2BA HOME.


prpc rt, w/some improved pasture,
fenced + cabin. $2,650 per acre.
UNDER CONTRACT


barns, some improved pasture and 10 ACRES w/oak hammock on
woods. jack's Branch runs through paved road. Great buy!! $120,000.
property. Located 1/2 mile northof UNDER CONTRACT]
Hwy 720 on Nine Mile Road.
$4,800.000. INCOME PRQPUCING MOBILE
QNE QF A KINDI Custom built HOME LOT. Zoned for mobile
3BR/3 1/2BA cedar + stone home on home RG-2M call for details.
8.58+/- acres covered with tons of $24,900. UNDER CONTRACTI
large oaks. Perfect home for enter- PORT LABELLE LOTS available in
training features stone heated pool units 2 3 8-102. Call for details-
and spa w/2 waterfalls, custom pool
lighting, screened lanai, tiki bar COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
w/surround sound and sundeck. POTENTIAL
Interior features porcelain tile PRIME HWY 80 CORNER BUSI-
throu;hout the firr floor, stone fire- NESS POTENTIAL! 195 ft. fronting
place, movie theater room set up on Hwy 80 and 200 ft, deep. Great
w/100" screen and surround sound, investment for future business.
wood floors upstairs, game room $279,900.
w/bar and much more. This home is TURN-fY OPERATJQN with
a must see! REDUCED $995.000. chefs, managers and wait staffing place.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA Established 130+ seat restaurant locat.,
S surrounded by oaks on one ed in the heart of LaBelle. Great busi-
Msurrounded by oaks on one ,00.
acre. Custom wood cabinets ness opportunity. $115,000.
throughout, large master bedroom. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY in
screen porch. $194,900 the city of LaBelle with frontage on
Lee and Missouri St. Perfect place to
ACREAGE/ LOTS locate your business at a reasonable
1.980 ACRE RANCHI Peace and price, $100,000. UNDER CON-
quiet at it's best! Nicely wooded TRACT


DONNA KANE Lice. REAL EsrATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold
, Shary Weckwerth Jennifer Oswald
Denise Walker Beverly Curtis -
Patty Walker Dawn Marie Morton


Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with private
gated entry on Ft Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft of quality in this
3BR/2.5BA home. Home has 10 ft ceilings, split floor plan,
French doors, solid surface countertops, custom cabinets,
gazebo overlooking river, boat dock w/lft, 3 carA/C garage
with car lift, 6 car carport, French doors open onto large
lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak fited acres w/190+ feet of river
frontage $1 600,000.
Ft~enatud+d~ri. e'friotTSM offoe'fn ne"a -Wftf4T0' of
river frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this
3BR/3BA office riverfront home like new. The new fea-
tures include solid surface countertops, cabinets, appli-
ances, tile and carpet, large patio to relax and enjoy the
river views, new sod, irrigation system, driveway and boat
dock. $749,500. _
Oatrees gracethfisN.idce lf ain 3B2fi iiKhome 3i with
a beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River. Privacy and
Peace at its best Enjoy the sunsets over the water on your
back screened patio. Wood, tile and carpet flooring.
Wonderful kitchen for entertaining, plantation shutters,
indoor utility room, large private boat dock with lift.
Community clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp and tennis
court. $749,000.
3B-W ~ ST liA'WCS6e' i r l5' r located n navigible
oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint quiet
property also can be divided for an additional building lot.


18(.) N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762
l wwnw.heritagelandco.com
Se Habla Espafiol


Home has new roof, storage building and hot tub. Lawn has
fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't let this one pass
you by. $410,000.
New consttio d W B0Fl sp iftioo5ikIhbmie on canai
with river access. Built to- Dade County Codes with cathe-
dral ceilings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances. Owner
financing possible or trade for hurricane damaged proper-
ties will be considered. $350,000. OWNER LOOKING AT
ALL OFFERS

Dreaming of owning your own Island? 12.64 secluded acres
with some spoil easement which can be removed.
$140000. 0
5.t6 are 'irin rr ate flolefiT wiitfii"'eamon
allows for impressive views of the Intra coastal waterway.
Cash or owner financing possible. $950,000
12 (ft. on Cao6oidhatieeT-ivr MW irndli an' 111ls on
Caloosahatchee Drive. This homesite Is ready for your
waterfront home. Own erfincing available $395,000.

17,94 acres with over 6,000 palm tIrQ Queens,
Washingtoni3& t ri lAhu MTU|Rtas 2 wells &
irrigation. The B block home that needs a it-
tle TLC. Tre sales could for pfor Mr $5,000.
We-ekend'r-e~e-alwFr5fices`T 1ST caIM Ri esidid-lan


oak hammock is the perfect spot for campfres.,.Jacks
Branch Creek runs along the northwest comer of the prop-
erty along with several other ponds. Property is completely
fenced withpalmettos and lines throughout $500000,M
Ex&lceinaT3"'R 3 Fen, 2BA home-situatedo 37 acres.
Oak adomed yard is completely irrigated. 10' ceilings, plan-
tation shutters, security site l nate flooring,
crown moldilm dgo on and on.
Large tiled balcjprl over looks your own private pond. A
2 bay 30X40 Dean Steel Building on the back of the prop-
erty is any man's dream. This elegant home is class
throughout This one will not last Ion. $410,000.
3BR/2BA cedar home and double-wide mobile home.
Situated on 5 beautiful acres with RG3M zoning, located
south of LaBelle near the future site for the Education
Center of SWFL To invest n the right direction, Call today!
$400,000.,
Glades Resort & Golf Course. Home is situated on 2.12
acres of manicured lawn. $375,00.
MaT xtiiiMsi6hcrteTrlboWaiisaco n'd9 f hl W Al-th
office. Fireplace on 1st & 2nd floor, 1/2 bath has plumbing
In wall for a full bath. Wet bar & refrigerator on 3rd floor.
Storage is plentiful and well planned throughout the home.
Beautiful oaks ado this corner lot $370o000.
Th F Wc r hdtiA fiiran aige raolai h r~ sanda aTof
country charm. 4BR/2BA home sits on 1- acre Roof and
appliances are less than 2 years old. 3 open porches +1
screened porch for nature viewing. Functional workshop
has electric. Master bedroom has his and her walk-in clos-
ets. This spacious home with 2,152 square feet was built in
1991.storae sace andbundant frurees. $17000
2aurel aia li H"ome 6 -i5 l 'lur t fs nd sanciiusnd



Guest House is 2BRM frame house. Main house has
handicap bathroom. Living room has wood parquet floors.
$165,000.
W99SwBSr^IB i-oelf ogpik Tfirree
carpet with walkin closet in master bath and an 18'x18'
above around pol wi deck. $164900D
LaBelle. This 3BR/2BA home is centrally located where
shopping is just a stroll away. The front porch welcomes
your family a friends. Features ncludesplit floor plan &
hardwood floors. Garage and shed. $155,000.
wanltio-'beB o-l:'t' h'i0 l h& Ffi'e off


Joel Blvd., has been completely remodeled within the past
year. New roof, new air, new appliances, new 14X24
screened lanai.klus an above ground pol, Only $149,900.
2B8iWA2 lHi spaEioub5irs. reene' acTpt'ch and
concrete paver deck with hot tub. 10X10 storage shed.
Seller will give a $2,500 carpeting allowance. Roof is
approximately onear old. $134,900.
ConmfofabounTsin hise liodf l WiMpTusilenand
screened ro .nt miS.T New AC/heat, -
roof, floordnlpnoIoirnraOps, solid surface tub walls.
$115,000..o.. .

3BR/2BA log cabin manufactured home on 6+- acres that
Is fenced anl qw ft 11$0lllice bult-in enter-
tainment ce: 0 0' BTThisTs the perfect country
retreat on private road. $212500.
Buyer to conigW y Nrome is on 5+-
Coam h, ti A, A BR A-h bo&Eedrobi, l$rge
family room, hot tub on screen porch, carport, completely
fenced with paved circular driveway, metal roof, security
system, gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and complete-
ly fenced. 145,000.
whidpool tub & flat top stove. 12x24 shed with garage door
sta,ys. Won't last ton- $9700...........

Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located In LeHigh Acres
with great potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electric service and
4" well with 3 phase pump Is in place. Six loading docks on
front side of building. Drive In ramp at back of building.
Enterrise zone $1,500,000
ir rCa.f ttf&ffer-"5R, oe FwTatee s lw.80
fte rage. $12 000 .. .... ,.

Just east of Hendry County Line 420 ft on State Road 80
- Future land use Commercial. 5 acres. $650 000. -
A TcfRlSifdu ghT4fn2acrsogorgeogous'areai"ge
located in Muse. Already set up as a weekend get-a-way
with an older single-wide mobile home hidden along with
the turkey and deer. This parcel consists of pasture, oaks,
ines and cypress. This will not last long, priced to sell at
$649,800.
Washingtonm9# 1r f -lPa l tl has 2 wells &
irrigation. Thert a BAblock home that needs a lit-
te TLC. Tree sales could pay for property. $59,000.


40 acre Hamlin range roThompson
and Hwy 7 d irrigation,
$487,320.
20 ag PidT'F:dR Land. e-vil e i d 'feI w 'iimany
varieties of trees and wildlife. Creek runs on the southeast
comer. Some lower lying areas are wet during the rainy
season but plenty of room to build a house and enjoy
nature's beauty$285,000-.
20 acresin Muse re pasture land, fenced andcross
fenced with cow well. Would also make a great home site
for those who crave quiet living. Gated road insures privacy
with 4 ptes allows for .t a ... s$2,.000...
High ,nd dljy5 cresih e.:FeRcedo 3 sides and gated.
Culvert to be in soon. Co survey on file. $l450.
5+'rcres'n Wingih Tral'Rd. m Mse privacy & tran-
qull for _our dream home. Housepad in place, $139900.
5 acres on -eifT,)'I "i ta.B -n a in
Pioneer Pland dry ilt or manu-






23rd Stree
actcessible acres Inho e.5,adeca. $000.
w6 i rif ne ff asies ii ad -



is singled atn as p $90,000 each l notL_ L
High'an .'d T droy2w 5s nd


6 magniiiceet1'+acra home'tas n prestigious Ft~DeRatd
Five acrte$s8 5inper aceownersA
1 .25acesn a paved"o- d ii Montura ri 'Nhomesite.
$49900



Over 1/2 acre In town off Fort Thompson. House pad and
water meter are ready or our new home $85,90.
Indian Hfills S/l5NSSO4On 3I a. $55,000.
Hoddrlk- d o nMW6 fi Wna irffEdf ss
from Ranchettes.
PtlRAfi e iosm ITanfoflEed( Os t

3BR2BA mobile home in Tanglewood Oaks. $7501month +


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 7,2005 15


Las Noticias en Espafnol


Seminario
Un seminario sobre abuso de
menores llamado:"El Amor no
Deberia Lastimar a Los Ninos" pre-
sentado por Tratamiento y Conse-
jeria Para Abuso y REACT recibo la
asistencia de mas de 50 personas
de Agendas diferentes.
El 31 percent de las mujeres
que estan en prison han sido abu-
sadoras de ni-os, mas del 65 per-
cento de los hombres que estan en
la carcel han abusado a los ninos.
Los ninos son usados por los
adults como instruments de
venganza. Como ellos son testigos
del abuso sufren traumas emo-
cionales reaccionando con miedo
y culpabilidad. Los ninos que con-
stantemente son avergonzados,
humillados o rechazados sufren
casi igual como el que ha sido abul-
sado sexualmente sin embargo, es
muy dificili ver los efectos inmedi-
atos del abuso.
Vigile los comportamientos
siguientes:
Rechazo constant
9*Terror
Negarse a recibir el cuidado
de las rutinas diaria8.
Negarse a recibir ayuda por
problems psicologicos.
Negarse a recibir la estimula-
cion mental que un nino necesita
para crecer.
Exponer el menor a corrup-
cion de drogas, comportamiento
criminal etc.
Exponer el menor a la violen-
cia domestic.
Sin embargo, las muestras visi-
bles del abuso infantil son dificiles
de determinar ya que ciertos tipos
de abuso dejan cicatrices escondi-
dadas que ellos manifiestan de
maneras diferentes como: inse-
guridad, aoutestima my pobre de
ellos mismos, colera, compor-
tamiento destructivo,abuso de ani-
males,abuso de alcohol, drogas,
suicidio etc.
El abuso sexual de menores
puede ser fisico o no fisico. Ejemp-
los: fisico es cuando el nino o nina
es manoseado, violado o intent
de violation, usar a un menor con
la intention de hacer pornografia.
No fisico es cuando se le muestra a
los menores parties privadas,
hablar de sexo con ellos de mala
intention, dejar que los menores
vean pornografia o miren actos
sexuales.
Si usted sabe de una relacion
abusiva por favor llame a Violencia
Domestica: 1- 800- 500- 1.119.
Accidente Fatal
Un accident fhal ocurido en
La Calle Kirby Thompson (como a
una milla de la 78) deja como
saldo la muerte de una mujer de La
Belle el 24 de marzp.


Esmeralda Dominguez de edad
27, su hija Allison de 5 y su hijo
Abel de 2 estaban viajando al norte
cuando Danny Backes de Muse
estaba viajando hacia el sur en una
troca que Ilevaba una traila en el
moment que la collision ocurrio.
Los dos conductors fueron tam-
sportados al Hospital Memorial
donde Esmeralda murio. Ella nacio
en Morelia, Michoacan, Mejico. el
17 de abril de 1977, vivio much
tiempo en La Belle y era graduada
de La Escuela Secundaria. Deja a
su esposo Abel Dominguez, a sus
hijos Abel Dominguez, Allison A.
Dominguez, sus padres Crescencio
y Amalia .Villa, dos hermanos:
Crescencio Villa y Luis Villa todos
residents en LaBelle.
Los servicios funerarios fueron
el Maites 29 de marzo a las 2 de la
tarde en la iglesia catolica Nuestra
Se-ora Reina del Cielo, el Padre
Joibani Batista realize los ritos del
funeral despues ella fue enterrada
en el Cementerio Fort Denaud de
LaBelle.
Los dos hijos de Esmeralda
sufrieron heridas leves, mientras
tanto Backes de edad 29 per-
manece en condition critical en La
Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del
Hospital Lee Memorial.De acuerdo
con el report de La Patrulla de
Caminos Floridiana, Emeralda y
sus hijos tenian puestos los cintur-
ones de seguridad. Backes no tenia
puesto el cinturon en el moment
de la collision.
Becas disponibles
A.H.O.R.A. es una asociacion
en esta comunidad no basada. en
ganiancias propias o sea sin fin
lucrative. Tenemos becas
disponibles para el estudiante que
califique. El proposito de esta
comunidad es continuar con las
metas de la, education. Nosotros
recaudamos foridos para becas
escolares para premier al los estu-
diantes de LaBelle High School
que califiquen.
Nuestra priodidad para estudi-
antes de la secundaria es para
families migratorios/temporal.
Estudiantes en el tercer afto de
colejio tambien pueden aplicar.
Todos estudiantes graduados;
pueden aplicar para las becas
disponibles aunque ellos; piensen
que, no califiquen. Cada afto cien-
tos de becas no son entregadas por
que, no a habido allicantes.
Pata uina aplicacion por favor
hable co, su consejera de La Belle
High School o made un sobre
con un sello postal y su direction a
A.H.O.R.A. P.O. Box 2424 LaBelle
Fl. 33975 Graciasy Buena Suerte!.


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r -". A Dress, Work, Fancy
i or Casual even a Skirt
and Blouse Receive a
S Free" pair of shoes


Moving on
Kay Wilson, Administrative Assistant to Branch Manager
Joe Shivers at First Bank of Clewiston, spent her last day
of work on Thursday, March 24, surrounded by beautiful
flowers, dear friends and good wishes as she heads north
to relocate in North Carolina. Leaving her close friends,
her 21-year bank position and LaBelle was, of course, a
tearful occasion. However, the thrill of living near her chil-
dren and granddaughter brings a wonderful new chapter
to her life. God speed, Kay, your wonderful smile and
cheerful sunny disposition will be missed. All of LaBelle
wishes you only the best in your new adventure!


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New identification

system for cattle


From Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson has
launched a historic pilot project with
the Seminole Tribe of Florida that
will track cattle from birth to grocery
stores. Bronson met with represen-
tatives of the Seminole Tribe at
Brighton Indian Reservation near
the town of Okeechobee for a
demonstration of the project on
Thursday, March 31, 2005, at 11 a.m.
The project involves putting elec--
tronic tags on about 10,000 head of
cattle so they can be traced through-
out their lifetime. The tags will
allow officials to trace the move-
ment of any animal diagnosed with
certain communicable diseases,
including BSE and foot-and-mouth,
disease within 48 hours.
The United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) stepped up
its efforts to create a national ani-
inal identification program when a
cow in Washington State tested
positive in December 2003 for
bovine spongiform encephalopa-
thy (BSE), widely referred to as
"mad cow disease." The cow was
traced back to Canada and no addi-
tional cattle have tested positive for
BSE in the United States since then.
However, a lack of a national ani-
mal ID system made it more diffi-
cult to quickly determine exactly


where the infected cow had been
to find out if other cows in herds
where the animal had been locat-
ed were also infected. The USDA
has been working with various
states on pilot animal ID projects,
which will be used to assist in
developing a national system.
"I appreciate the willingness of
members of Seminole Tribe of
Florida to work with us on this very
important project," Bronson said.
"We are hopeful that this pilot pro-
gram will enable us to work
through any potential problems or
shortcomings in the ID system so
that it becomes a premier example
of a program that achieves its goal
while not being burdensome on
cattle ranchers."
The project is being funded by a
USDA grant of $95,600. The Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services participated in
a cooperative training program for
Seminole Tribe herd owners in
mid-February to introduce the new
ID system.
Proponents of animal identifica-
tion systems say they will improve
consumer confidence in the
'domestic iatket and assist in
maintaining and opening interna-
tional markets for U.S. beef. Ani-
mal identification is voluntary but
may be required by the federal gov-
ernmeht by 2007.


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LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.




LABELLE, Huge Sale. Fri,
.Sat, 4/2, 8am-?, 1590
Garden St between Winn
Dixie & Cable TV. Antiques
Furn. & Tools,




LABELLE- Sat, April 9th,
8am-Noon, LaBelle
Church Of God, Hwy 80 &
Elm St., Hugh Yard/Bake
Sale.
YARD SALE
Multi family
April 9th 8 am-?
kids stuff, furniture,
lots of everything
4016 School Circle

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JOHN STEVERSON
Please call Mrs. Risner.
863-675-6224. Regarding
piano parts.


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AUCTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 @ 1100 A.M.
Preview & Registration Time:
April 9 @ 9:00 A.M.
Lawn Mowers, Trimmers, Carts, Wagons,
Bench Tools, Furniture, Toys & More
LaBelle Auction Company
165 N. Cypress
LaBelle, FL 33935 A
863-675-6400
Auctioneer: Mark C. Schoenwald,
Certified Estate Specialist
AB 2171 AU 2936


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CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.

Help Wanted: Loader/
Operator. Please call 239-
728-5481 or stop by Ca,
loosa Shores. Vehicle &
Cell phone is a required.
EXPERIENCED
TIRE PERSON
Must have CDL License
Apply within B & L Tires
301 N 15th St
Immokalee, Fl
HELP WANTED:%
Aluminum & Vinyl
Specialists
*Under-Truss
Screen Closures
*Soffit
oFacia
*Gutters
Experience a Plus!
GOOD PAY.
Some training provid-
ed.
all: 239-292-9350
or 239-334-0332


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3-2424.



Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Driver- OWNER/
OPERATORS
*Competitive Rates *Paid
Fuel Taxes' & Tolls *Air
Freight Runs *Lots of
Miles. Call Phil, M-F, 8-4
@ (800)899-3059;
(765)315-9118.

Drivers/OTR-Tanker look-
ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North Americarn Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.

Exceptional Online Retail
Business for Sale. Gross
$90K. Expandable. Up-
market Home/Garden dec-
orative accessories. $25K.
(407)322-4242 after
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> HELP WANTED:
Aluminum & Vinyl
Specialist
*Under-Truss
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GOOD PAY.
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all: 239-292-9350
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TREE SERVICE
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Stump Grinding .-
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Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply in person 'at 1510 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciories, plarr de retire, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la exp riencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su tclefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.


MANAGEMENT

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

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


PARTS & WAREHOUSE
COORDINATOR
863-675-4141
LaBelle, FL


PORTABLE SANITATION
COMPANY IS SEEKING
ROUTE DRIVER.
Clean MVR &
Class B CDL or Class D
with air brake & tanker
endorsements required.
Excellent pay &, benefits.
Call: 863-673-8990
or 863-675-1643
ROUGH CARPENTRY
Must have own
transportation.
Call 863-675-7711


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


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


NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT No Exp
Necessary $50 Cash Hir-
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ext 107
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HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income assembling CD
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No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 28
www.easywork-
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KNIGHTS MARINE Now Hir-
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men. East, West And Gulf
Coast Projects. Excellent
Pay And Benefits. TOLL
FREE (877)603-7635.
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Nobles-Collier, Inc.,
Will begin taking applica-
tions for Packinghouse
Workers: (e.g.) Stackers,
Graders, Box Loft Posi-
tions and Shipping-Load-
ers. You must be 18 years
of age or older and have
the Immokalee I.D. white
card. No part-time work
available. Please apply at
212 Jerome Drive, Im-
mokalee, FL. NO PHONE
CALLS PLEASE!


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July 19,2005
Keep
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SERVICE TECHNICIANS
(In LaBelle )
Our Technical Service Representatives are responsible for machine
start-up support, preventative maintenance, scheduled repair opera-
tions, and emergency service on all OXBO products. In this position,
you will ensure quality technical customer support through products.
In this position, you will ensure quality technical customer support du-
ties will be performed at either one of our Regional Center locations or
directly at the customer's site.

Qualifications include:Two-year degree or vocational training with a
minimum of years experience in troubleshooting in mechanical, hy-
draulic, or electrical technology and be able to apply this knowledge to
OXBO products. Position also requires maintenance knowledge, cus-
tomer-sevice orientation, and an ability to work from blueprints, manu-
als and schematics. Seasonal travel is required (some international).

Our technicians must have the ability to interact with customers and
coworkers at a professional level and be able to do so effectively and
efficiently with minimal supervision. An exceptional oral and written
communication skill, along with the ability to the ability to prioritze and
multi task within a high paced environment is critical to success. All
technicians perform emergency.after-hours service (on a rotating ba-
sis), which includes evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Dur-
ing peak busy seasons, travel will be following required. A company
service vehicle is provided and a clean drivers license is required. Fol-
lowing company safety policies is a must.

OXBO International offers a competitive wage along with a fully com-
prehensive benefit package. Interested applicants are invited to submit
a resume to jkillian@oxbocorp.com or fax to 585-548-2599, attention
Human Resources.


FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK
is seeking several career minded individuals:
LaBelle Office
LOAN SERVICING MANAGER


Manage classified credits/collections, prepare management reports,
supervise the exception tracking process, review daily processing of
loan records & credits, supervisory experience preferred with excellent
computer proficiency.
LaBelle Office
CONSUMER LENDING OFFICER
Experienced Consumer Lender to assist bank customers in a commu-
nity banking environment. Ability to work fast and efficiently. Bi-lingual
with Spanish speaking ability a must.
Immokalee Office
LOAN ASSISTANT
Provide administrative assistance to update loan data into Bank's
computer and process non-real estate loan transactions.
Qualified candidates should have proficiency with excel, word, e-mail,
and other office equipment. Interested applicants should apply to
rrowe@floridacommunitvbank.net or fax to: 863-675-0930.
All candidates will be subject to a background investigation. EOE.


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CARE TAKER to feed ani-
Sals & water plants during
summer months. Takes
only a few minutes per
day, must be honest &
100% dependable, prefer
mature w/trans. & phone.
(863)675-4858


ORANGE GROVE
IRRIGATION WORKER
Sats., students welcome,
$6.50 hr, (239)369-9567.


Financial


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Prepapaton -15


#1 CASH COWI 90 Vending
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Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
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Live Operators! (800)606-
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Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
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FERGUSON
ENTERPRISES. INC.
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. a leader In the
plumbing wholesale industry, has immediate
openings for hourly positions on a ware-
house travel team. This team willHiandle a
variety of tasks to organize our warehouses.
Warehouse and forklift experience are re-
quired. Must be able to lift more than 50 lbs.
Must be willing to travel. A two to three year
commitment on this team is required.
Candidates must be goal oriented, have a
strong work ethic and a drive to succeed. We
are looking for self-motivated people who are
seeking career opportunities with a growth
oriented company. Ferguson Enterprises has
doubled in size every five years since the
1950's, which allows for many personal and
financial opportunities. We offer a competi-
tive salary and excellent benefits. For more
information, please visit our web site at
www.ferguson.com. Please send resumes
to:
Chris.Everett@ferguson.com
or mail it to:
Chris Everett, DC Services
12500 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23602


POSITION: Director of Curriculum
LOCATION: Glades County School District
DATE REQUIRED: May 1, 2005
QUALIFICATIONS:
*Administrative/Management Experience
*Appropriate Educational Background
& Certification.
DUTIES:
eAdminister the operation & management
of district wide programs.
*Any duties as assigned
by Superintendent.
SALARY:
*Per Glades County School Board
Salary Schedule.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2005
Direct Application and Resume To:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083


Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
made for the Disabled.
Posted: 3/29/05


CHILDCARE
2 Openings avail.. Good Ref-
erences, Exp Loving Child-
care Provider. Lic. Before/
after school 6:30a-5:45p
863-675-8472
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


Excellent vacation program
and retirement plan.


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POSITION: Assistant Principal
LOCATION: Glades County School District
MooreHavenJr.-Sr. High
School
DATE REQUIRED: July 18, 2005
QUALIFICATIONS:
*Certified in School Principal or
Eligible for Certification
DUTIES:
*As assigned by Principal
e216 day contract
SALARY:
*Per Glades County School Board
Salary Schedule.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2005
Direct Application and Resume To:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
400 10th Street SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863)946-2083
Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.
Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
made for the Disabled.


OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Apply in person at main branch on
205 So. W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston 9:00-4:00. EOE


SALES ASSOCIATE
Creative self-motivated retail oriented
individual to service and cultivate new
customer relationships at our full service
Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat. Banking
experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program
and full benefits.
POST CLOSING CLERK
Review loan files, data entry, balance
journals, and prepare correspondence.
Good typing, computer, telephone and
customer service skills required.
Salary and full benefits.
ril


Senior Connections of SW FL, Inc.
P/T Nutrition site Manager needed at busy La-
Belle agency serving seniors. If you have a cheer-
ful manner, valid FL license & clean driving record,
we want to talk to you. Great place to work, train-
ing provided- perfect for moms of school-aged
kids or active older adults. Stop by L.J. Nobles
Senior Center, 475 Cowboy Way, 8-5, M-F to fill-
out an application.
Home care workers needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades Co. Must
have CNA cert., H.S. diploma or GED, clean FL
driver license. Background chks done on all new
hires. We pay mileage, offer health and other ben-
efits. Great place to work helping others, so come
talk to us! Call the office nearest you for more info
about job openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-
1446, Clewiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-
.,1821 We are an EOE.
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WORKSITE AIDE
NEEDED TO WORK WITH ADULTS
WITH METAL RETARDATION OTHER
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.


DUTIES INCLUDE: Supervise Lawn Crew.
Operate Lawn, Maintenance Equipment &
Forklift. Drive a 15 Passenger Van.
(CDL Required).


Excellent Benefits.


Drug Free Workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer,
Background Screening Required & DOT Physical.


APPLY @ 4250 N.W. 15th Street,
Belle Glade or Call Paul Maccarone @
863-996-9583 to schedule interview.


Closing Date: 04/13/05


Great opportunity!!!l


Minimum 2 years job experience.
Must know Word, Outlook and Excel.
Have a cheerful voice and like to
handle customers on the telephone.


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Fax resume with references to:
863-675-1005



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HR GENERALIST
Experienced HR professional needed for po
sition located in Immokalee. Must have 3-
yrs. in HR dept.; basic knowledge of FMLA
FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA; prior experience
with entering payroll changes, personnel
files, hiring/recruiting, benefits and training
Strong work ethic and excellent compute
skills a must. Prior Ag. experience and bilin
gual skills. (Creole/English/Spanish) a plus
Excellent opportunity to grow!
To apply please send cover letter and re
sume to: (239) 657-9764 fax su
sanm@sixls.com email.


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AutoCAD Draftsman
Successful candidate will be thoroughly
knowledgeable in AutoCAD 2004. 5+ years exp.
Land surveying and LDD experience preferred
but not required. Competitive pay
and excellent benefit package.
Mail resume to
Morris-Depew Associates, Inc.,
2216 Altamount Ave.,
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Attn: Human Resources. Fax 239-337-3994.
Email: resume@m-da.com


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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Needed for CEO and CFO/CAO;
various clerical duties including:
typing, phones, mail, meeting/travel
planning, transcription, draft contracts,
I newsletter, etc.
Requires A+ MS Office skills, A
professional demeanor and
a confidentiality.


Fax resume to: 239-657-9764
or Email: crystalw@sixls.com


Hendry Correctional
Institution is now hiring:


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


LANGFORD FORD
Is Now Hiring
SALES PEOPLE
We Offer: Salary,
Commission & Benefits. ;
Please call: e
Bob Hegley or Pat Langford
@ 863-675-1686.
or Apply in person:
S851 S. Main Street, LaBelle. .'


LICENSED
PRACTICAL NURSE
LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn & 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 Renee @ 863-674-4041 x 148 for
more details.


SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Has immediate openings in our Big Cypress Ress Reserva-
tion at our Gas Station/Convenience Store. FT/ & P/T
positions available for:
FOOD SERVICE ASSOC/COOK & SALES ASSOC.
Previous exp. pref. Excellent Communication skills
Good manual skills, cash handling exp., & positive cus-
tomer service attitude. HS diploma/ GED req. Flexible
working hours. $8 + starting based on experience. Ex-
cellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K) + fuel & food
allowance & incentives.
Fax resumes :954-967-3477. Applications available @
www.seminoletribe.com.


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Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863.02-3079 or Fax resume to: 86J-93-OW5
rug Free Wortploe EOE


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

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


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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people


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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
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GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
(863)675-1166
(863)673-6388


Attention:
Social Security
recipients. Get your
prescriptions free.
Call 1-866-317-2663
toll free.
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
863-675-8760, 257-0879


Be ff Grande

S4BR 2BA
$612/MO
Annual Income To Qualify
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
(863)675-5859
Fax: (863)675-5793


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


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Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic & insured.
Call 863-675-3955
LABELLE LANDSCAPING
& SOD INC.
Can mulch trees & shrubs
up to to 4" in dia. to clear
your land 863-673-1938
or 863-675-2140.


Merchandise


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Air Conditionerm 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycia "530
Books & Magazines 35
Building Materials 540
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 590
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 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
R 735
Wanted to Buy 740


Air
CondHitioer50


AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never .installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3t6n, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both willsell se p-
arate. (239)243-6083.


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.


DRYER, Gas, Like new.
$100. (863)635-3439

ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.

REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
3439
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440


BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

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.

RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.


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Rugs "HI I


INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.


'GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.


SHOES, Dress, Sz. 9, Name
brand, never wom. Pd
$65, Now $20. Taylor
Creek. 863-763-0867


LIGHTHOUSE COLLEC-
TION- 32 pc, $15.
(863)675-1634.


COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900.


BED, King size, Platform
style w/airmore. $300
best offer. 863-675-7926

BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.
CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059

Do-It.Yourself Ideas


Lawn & Patio Planter
This flower cart-style lawn
and patio planter features
removable trays on three tiers
and wheels that make it easy
to move. Simple and inex-
pensive, it's possible to build
two planters in a single week-
end. The finished project
measures about 36 in. long by
20 in. wide by 30 in. tall.
Lawn & Patio Planter plan
(No. 318)... $9.95
Animal Planters Package
3 other plans
(No. C103)... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


Groundskeeper
Opening in LaBelle with Hendry County
Commissioners. Maintenance Tech must have
experience in building maintenance electrical,
AC, plumbing. Full time position with benefits.
Apps., job desc can be obtained from HR in the
LaBelle Courthouse or the sub-office in
Clewiston. Deadline for submission is
April 20, 2005.


Vet pref. EEO. Drug free.
Applicants needing assistance in the application
process contact HR.


SOUTHERN GARDENS GROVES
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OR
OPERATOR


Must be experienced in working with:
Excavators, Graders,
Front End Loaders & Pan Machines.
Requires good driving record
with Class D or CDL license.
GOOD PAY, BONUS. 401 K. & BENEFITS.


Contact HR Dept. @ 863-902-4133,
fax 863-902-4315, or
dmeiton@southerngardens.com.


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Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
REFRIGERATOR
White frostfree
18 cu.ft $95
(863)675-0104
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.


Steel Building Sale 20X30,
25X30, 30X40, 40X60,
50X100 Brand New Free
Delivery if ordered by 04-
09-05 Call Charlie
(800)896-1082.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sqft.
(800)658-2885
www.dgidbuilding.com.

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Matrias 540'!


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Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
light oak, lighted, glass
doors,, holds 36" tv, $350.
(863)675-1735.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green. stripes, $250.
(863)467-8681
SOFA & LOVESEAT- 100%
beige leather, $200,
(863)675-1634 evenings.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, Coffee &
2 End Tables. $600. best
offer. (863)675-7926

SOFA reclining & recliner
multi color, $500'.
(863)675-1994




EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
'$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123



WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671




WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108"


SCOOTER, 3 Wheels, New,
Never used. Heavy duty
deluxe. $1200 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2596
WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved. Guaran-
teed. No Credit Check
Checking account re-
quired.. (800)507-4855
Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.


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.


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






ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
PEAL DRUM SET 5 pc. Ex-
cellent Condition $700
(863)673-0345

Pet Suple
Services 67


AMERICAN PIT BULL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.
APPALOOSA MARE- 6yr
old, some training, $600
or best offer. (863)763-
7608.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on.premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & .Mother.
CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PIT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go, $100.
(863)697-1725.


SINGER,
Old, 401 Slantimatic, Sews
good. $20. (863)675-
389.


FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.


SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
S$150. (863)763-7584

TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands.. $200 for both,
will sep. (863)697-9704


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Butler's Table
Add a touch of elegance to any home with this adap-
tation of an English butler's table. With the leaves
folded down, it's ideal for use as a coffee table. With
the leaves folded up, it's easy to move it out of the
way or push it against a wall.
When opened, the table is 30 inches wide by 42
inches long by 17 inches high. The solid brass
hinges are spring-loaded and flush-mortised, adding
a professional touch.
The plan includes step-by-step instructions with
photos, traceable patterns (where applicable) and a
complete materials list and cutting schedule.
Butler's Table plan (No. 717)... $8.95
Dining Tables Package (No. C92)
Three other projects... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-Bild Features
P.O. Box 2383
Van Nuys, CA 91409


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bad.comranee
j Money Back Guarantee H


PLAYSTATION SONY II all
games & DVD movies a/v
cord & one controller $110
(863)673-5206


PORTABLE OXYGEN
MACHINE- that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
1715.

STEEL GUITAR Double
Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-
6230.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses B40
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



TRACTOR '59 Case, 35 hp.
Exc. shape. Runs great!
$4300 Call John eves. &
wkends. 863-675-5089


PAINT MALE HORSE- 6yr
old, trail ride, gentle, loads
on trir, $900 or best offer.
(863)612-0496.

QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981

REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



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


FRONT DRIVE TILLER $100
Cherry Picker engine lift
$150 (863)673-0345


LAWN MOWERS, 1) 94
Snapper, 1) '01 Yardsmen.
Good cond. w/elec. starts.
$700/both. (863)675-3625

LAWN TRACTOR- '02,
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.

PROPANE GRILL- Ken-
more, like new, on rollers,
elec ignition, 40K -BTU,
$80. (863)675-4792.

RIDING MOWER Snapper,
28" cut, 10 hp Briggs &
Stratton. Exc. cond., $600
best offer. 863-983-4397

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/,
"Ibwnhouses Rent 920
Farm Property.
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property-
Rent 945
:Roommat 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
*Rent 960



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


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Furn./Unfurnished.
Yearly lease 2BR/2BA
$950mo.-fum.
$850mo.-unfum.
Sec. dep. req. No
Pets (561)358-3584

VERY NEAT CONDO
2BR, 2BA, non smoking
envir, no pets. $650/mo.
Call (863)675-4778.


CALOOSA BELLE, 2 BR, 1/2
BA, $600 mo. Retirees
Preferred. Non smoking
nvi. (863)674-4746.


Shoreside
Realty &




863-6'4-0101
3Bedroom 2Bath man-
ufactured home on 2.5
acres. Property is
fenced w/ beautiful
oak trees, 25x49 FR
pole barn and mature
orange grove. All this
for $250,000.
AIVA AREA 3/2
water front home with
dock. All for $359,900.
ALVA AREA 3/2
manufactured home in
3 55 and older riverfront
community. Priced to
sell at $219,900.
Call us today tihe
"Aclhe Realtors'


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. 863-67:5-1025.

LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd 5'x10' $32.10 mo.
incl tax. 8'x10' $42.80
mo. incl tax. 10'x10'
$48.15 mo. incltax 8'x20'
$72.75 mo. inci tax 24 hr
access $25 returnable key
deposit. 863-675-2392
SCOWDEN STORAGE
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Acess!
24/7, Lighted & Secured
1-800-659-5654


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10W30
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 Property 1080

BuinssPaces
Sale 100


MAPLE CORNER
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
50'x40' Steel Building
w/Concrete 34x30
Storage Slab.
Located:
1% miles north of
Labelle on S.R. 29.
12' Ceilings, Complete
w/8' Parts Bins.
Inventory of $80,000.
TElectrical Supplies
Avail. For Purchase.
Resale or Auction
Possibilities.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


HOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, landry,
porch, $25,000
(863)599-0626
LABELLE
New home buyer finish
off that purchase right
visit Whites
Furniture & Appliances.
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
863-675-0717

MOORE HAVEN AREA,
Historic Frame House
on 9 acres w/pond, paved
road & city water. Oaks &
Citrus Tree's on property.
$300,000. 863-946-0189
PIONEER, 2/3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
on 212 Acres, 40X35 metal
bldg., 6 Stall pole bam.
$249K (941)320-4600
Additional 2/2 Acres Avail.
Fully Furnished Option.



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.

LABELLE,
40 acre &
2-20 acre parcels.
(863)673-1938.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654
Port LaBelle & Sebring
Lots for Sale
239-657-5654 or
239-564-1465


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AUCTION
100 Homesites In Highlanda County, FL
MI., is 10L R c chance to .own paperty in tlighlandw
(.oaulj.' Iiomcfetas rage from i/ fto I/2 acre.
ancludingI akeafi oont & golf course propertiea.
Ove.r 100 homeilrin will be sold .BSSO.I TE Io the
lai1 and highest bidder, regardless ofprice!
Thin is a peifc.; opportuaitly t1 purchase
p,'rprrlt for inieanmenta., frenmary residence,
vacation, home or retirement home mites


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Plusl 2 Large Tracts In Levy County to be sold
In parcelsl Call for detallI....


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LABELLE 1/ ACRE, with
beautiful river view. Re-
duced for quick sale.
$175,000 or best offer.
Build your dream home on
this prime location in La-
Belle, with a gorgeous,
view of the Caloosahatchie
River & Waterfront Park.
Corner 4 lots on CR 78 &
Avalon Ave. reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
prox. size 200' deep x
113.5' wide. $175,000.
,863-517-0977.
BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love their
privacy. Great place
for you & your horses
Build your dream home or
Spring your mobile home
to this unique location
in LaBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd.. 226.26' wide
x 385' feet deep, $95,000
111 "I 17_977 nr


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 GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings.
(800)501-1777 ext.
Guadalupe Riverfrontl
Spectacular wide river-
fronts on "Prime" Texas
Hill Country location. 10-
32 acres w/ lots of water
frontage, huge trees, pan-
oramic views. From
$300's to $400's. Limited
number available, call now
before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110.
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. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $230/MO. Up-
scale 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 4.49% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.


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



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


Mobile Homes


I AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
(863)467-4191



CALOOSA BELLE, 1BR, Pri-
vate & quiet $400 + $200
sec dep 863-674-1219
or 239-694-3285

tABELLE, 1-BR 1-BA, Fum
or non-fum $550. mo Wa-
ter & trash incl. 1st mo +
dep req. 863-675-2331.

LaBelle, Cute 1/1 furnished,
Screen porch, W/D, Park
amenities. Util. incld. $175
wk. (863)675-3515

Pioneer, 2/2, sgl., $700
mo., retirees welcome,
non-smoking environ-
ment. (863)983-6313



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


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


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

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

DOUBLEWIDE Great Condi-
tion. Very clean, Must be
moved. (863)675-0824.


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For only

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Call Barb or Dale at
(863) 675-2541
To learn more!


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marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneos 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VBhioles/ATVe 3035


BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.
PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.'


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.
Franklin Royal Executive
Park model '83, 12'x 35',
Very reasonable park
$7000. 239-612-0332.
GIANT RV BUYERS BLITZ.
April 8th, 9th, 10th. Giant
-Recreation World.. Flori-
da's Motorhome- Towable
Headquarters-
SMelboure- (800)700-
1021. *Ormond Beach-
(800)893-2552. *Winter
arden-. (800)654-8475..
www.grwrv.com.

RIVERFRONT- Price Re-
duced, 35', Park trlr,
10x30 room addition in
Meadow Lark Camp-
ground, $7000 or best of-
fer. (863)675-3474 .
TRAVEL TRAILER, '92 Yel-
low Stone, 30'. Exc. cond.
SNew awning. $6000/best
offer. 863-675-7145


OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Mere.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)'553-5140.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 101 x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
ratherr Saddle bag $1500
neg (863)452-6561


DECK BUGGY New deck &
seats. Good condition.
$3000 or best offer
(239)872-1525.
HONDA 250R Mint Cond.
Race bike $1500
(863)673-0345


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FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773


Automobiles

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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.
S $650000
SOLD--!:rna Vr 21l


SOLD Pamela Vertullo
REALTOR-
ERA Beaver Real Estate
SMl 1825 Colonial Blvd.
ERlA Fort Myers, FL 33907
ERA JK


675 4550
10 acres with
approx. 600 ft. on
Hwy 80W less than 1
mile from city limits.
$2,000,000.
3 B/ e &y


f3B to .jbarn,.
4.5 ae$ 0 .

$149,900.
Great Investment
Potential 9,000 sq.
ft. commercial build-
ing on corner lot
with large parking
lot. $600,000.
Rodney Murray
Lie. Real Estate Broker
Assoc: Seth Howard


Recreation

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CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good
cond., $1600. (863)234-.
9097

CHRYS L EBARON, '89,
$800. (863)234-9097


Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.
NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, Daily driver 863-
634-0526.

PONTIAC GRAND AM, '92,
runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
(239)462-7342
Race Car Pure Stock dirt &
s are parts $1000 for all
(163)673-0345

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


NOVA, '72- 6cyl auto, 79K
miles, Daily driver 863-
634-0526.



CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
(863)675-1472
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 BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
(863)763-5147.


MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.
OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987
SOFT TOP Fits Jeep Wran-
gler '97-'04. New factory
soft top. $400. (863)675-
4409.
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407


CAMPER SHELL For Full sz
short bed pickups w/
wedge design & ladder .
bars. $400 863-634-2975
Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357


JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
LAREDO 1996, Good con-
dition. All power. $3000
1(863)946-0189


MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78;
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695. -

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GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trir., 12 Ft, long w/
tandem axles. Exc.~Cond,
$1995 863-983-7734
I HEAVY DUTY TRL. Like
i New has brand New
tires $1200
(863)673-0345


ARROW STAR '86 RUNS
GOOD $2400 (239)368-
7783 Ask for Jim

GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083

Plymouth Grand Voy-
ager '97 v-6, 7 pass.
AC, runs good, $3100
(239)283-1878 I


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