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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 28, 2005
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
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VOLUME 82 NUMBER 17 THUSAY


At a Glance


Hendry road deaths rise


Tally reaches ten; five for this time in 2004


Job fair Friday
The LaBelle Job Fair 2005 at
the LaBelle Civic Center on Fri-
day, April 29, from 9 a.m.-1
p.m., can match your qualifica-
tions with several of the top
employers in the county. Partic-
ipating employers have placed
job orders with the Career and
Service Center of
Hendry/Glades counties.
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida is sponsor-
ing LaBelle Job Fair 2005 with
assistance from the Career and
Service Center of
Hendry/Glades Counties,
Workforce Development of
Southwest Florida, and Hendry
County Economic Develop-
ment Council.
Registration begins at 9
a.m.. For more information
contact the Career and Service
Center at 983-6138, the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Flori-
da 675-6800, or Hendry County
Economic Development Coun-
cil at 863-675-6007. Se habla
espanol.
Black Heritage
Festival coming up
Everyone is invited to Ford-
son/Sunset Park's annual Black
Heritage Festival/Reunion May
21, at the "big park" beginning
at 10 a.m. Bring your friends
and families out to have a good
time. There will be a morning
program, which includes
recognition, acknowledge-
ments, accomplishments, as
well as introduction of local,
city and county officials, and
candidates for upcoming elec-
tions.
Expect some of the best
food you can eat. All food is
down-home cooking no
duplication, so every booth you
stop at is sure to be a different
treat.
There will also be a basket-
ball tournament as well as
other activities for the youth.
Organizers look forward
every year to this positive inter-
action for those who now live
in the community, those out-
side the community and espe-
cially those who have lived her
previously and come home for
this event.
For -more information,
booths or questions, please
contact Nora Fagin at 863-675-
7508.
Family Care Council
of District 8 to meet
The Council will be dis-
cussing plans to' establish a
satellite group for Hendry and
Glades counties to allow more
input from concerned individu-
als and groups in your local
area about services for children
and adults with developmental
disabilities. The members of
the Council cordially invite you
to attend this meeting.
Please come on Tuesday,
May 10, 5:30-7:30.p.m. to the
Hendry County Health Dept. on
1140 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle.
Refreshments will be served.
S For more information,
please call the District 8 Family
Care Council office at 239-334-
CARE (2273)

Index


Classifieds ....... 17-20
Editorial ........ ... .4
Speak Out ...... ... .4
Social News .......... 5
Sports .............. .8
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With three deaths over the
Weekend, Hendry County has
already doubled the number of
traffic fatalities for this year over
the same time period in 2004. As
of Sunday, April 24, Hendry
counted ten traffic fatalities (one
of them an eight-months preg-
nant mother. It is unclear at this
time if the unborn child will be
counted as a fatality as well.) At


this same time last year, Hendry
had logged five traffic fatalities.
This past weekend, Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) reports
that the first fatality occurred at
11:55 a.m. Saturday, April 23, on
SR 80 about ten miles west of
LaBelle.
Angela Miller Chinni, 34, of
Jupiter, was killed in the one-car
crash. She was eight months


pregnant. The driver, Derek G.
Chinni, 31, of the same address,
suffered only minor injuries and
was transported to Lee Memorial
Hospital. A year-and-a-half old
child, Koby Chinni, suffered
minor injuries and was also
taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.
According to the FHP report,
Mr. Chinni was driving a 2002
Volvo westbound and steered


Earth Day: Protecting the Earth's bounty


9 .:..a


Staff photos/Patty Brant
Diane Fromm demonstrates the technique
of making recycled paper.


Lois James coordinated the 2005 Earth
Day celebration.


Environment takes center stage


This past weekend local
residents took time out of their
busy schedules to honor their
morner Mother Nature, that
is.
On this 35th celebration of
Earth Day, LaBelle residents
gathered at Barron Park once
again in recognition of their
stewardship to. all things natu-
ral. The City of LaBelle held a
small event on Friday, April 22,
the actual-date of Earth Day. A
larger event took place there
Saturday, with various environ-
mental groups and concerned
individuals doing their part to
create awareness of the earth
and its treasures.
Lois James coordinated the
affair, which included displays
by the South Florida Water
Management District, Caloosa-
hatchee River Citizens Associa-
tion (Riverwatch), Lee County
Rec Department and
Floraglades Foundation
among others.
Local youth, who will be
inheriting the problems as well
as the bounty that is our envi-
ronment, were also represent-
ed. The New Bethel Missionary
Church Youth Choir sang for
the audience and Shywonna
Williams performed a Maya


New Bethel Missionary Baptist Youth Choir sang for the
audience.


Angelou poem, "Pulse of the
Morning."
Along with the other dis-
plays, a video documenting
Florida history and the Ever-
glades Restoration provided
environmental instruction for
all those interested in learning
more about local and state
concerns.
Diane Fromm set up a table
to help young people appreci-:
ate the world around them.
She is a member of League of
Environmental Educators for
Florida (LEEF) and a teacher at
Country Oaks Elementary who


has a special concern for
nature. Diane's exhibit show-
ing kids how to make recycled
paper using old paper, cloth
and odd bits of "stuff" proved
to be one of the most popular
in the park that day.'
Dr. Harris and Anne Fried-
man of the Floraglades Foun-
dation explained their work to
preserve wilderness areas in
Muse and educated locals
about such environmental
concerns as lygodiuim micro-

See Earth Page 2


right to evade a turtle crossing
the road.
The vehicle traveled onto the
north shoulder of SR 80, where
Mr. Chinni lost control when he
attempted to reenter the road-
way. The vehicle began rotating
counter clockwise as it traveled
across the highway from north to
south and overturned into a
canal on the south shoulder of


the road.
All occupants were wearing
seatbelts or in a child restraint at
the time of the crash.
On Sunday evening, at about
7:29 p.m. April 24, two Clewiston
residents died in another fatal
crash in Hendry this time at US
27 and Flaghole Road, some
eight miles west of Clewiston.
FHP reports indicate that
Bevely Ann Phillips, 36, was driv-
ing a 2002 Dodge northbound on
See Deaths Page 2


Four Corners



key to growth


By Patty Brant
Six years from now Fldrida
will be the third most popu-
lous state in the Union.
That sobering thought was
addressed to a host of local
residents at the latest South
Florida Regional Planning
Council (SWFRPC) meeting.
Glades County residents were
clearly dominant at the April
22 event at the LaBelle Civic
Center. Perhaps they were
fired up by two earlier meet-
ings concerning impending
development in western
Glades, at the Muse Communi-
ty Association and at the
Ortona Community Associa-
tionr. The SWFRPC meeting
focused on the Four Corners
area, where Hendry, Glades,
Lee and Charlotte counties
meet. This is the area where
intense growth westward from
the Gulf Coast is expected first.
SWFRPC's David Crawford
explained that the Department
of Community Affairs is stress-
ing the importance of a seam-
less Hendry-Glades compre-


hensive plan for growth to
present a coordinated
approach to development.
Wayne Daltry of Lee County
Smart Growth Initiative
warned that in the near future,
the entire state will have a
"tight water budget." The
South Florida Water Manage-
ment/Corps of Engineers' plan
to protect the environment
and ensure the availability of
water throughout the southern
end of the state is to shift water
around using reservoirs like
the C-43 West Storage Reser-
voir proposed for LaBelle. The
competition for water
between residential and ag
interests will only get stronger,
he noted.
This area will experience a
change in lifestyle, Mr. Craw-
ford said, but warned that
what transpires will "depend
on decisions you make."
Much depends on the final
outcome of the Babcock par-
cel. If the state does buy it, the
See Growth Page 2


First historic



plaque goes up


The Harrison home is locat-
ed at 230 Fraser Ave. arid is
known as the "Miller House."
The first of several plaques
marking structures listed on the
National Registry of Historic
Places has been placed around
the city. The honor has been
afforded to the old Miller
House, located on Fraser
Avenue.
Roscoe and Lillian Miller
started an abstract business in
1925 and he was also in real.
estate. He served on the county
commission, and for 11 years


was the Hendry County Tax
Collector. In 1928, the Miller
home, on Fraser Avenue, was
built with lumber from their
Jack's Branch Homestead -
heart pine and cypress from a
mill at Jack's Branch just west-
of LaBelle. The house was con-
structed by an Indian from the
Carolinas sent to teach the craft
of carpentry to younger men
wishing to learn the trade. The
Millers were parents of two
sons, Roger and Nigel. They
See Plaque Page 2


Firehouse Players mystery is


last performance for season


It's patty time in a summer-
house on a secluded island and
attendees of a "mystery party"
find themselves right in the mid-
dle of a real mystery. The Fire-
house Players are performing A
Party to Murder by Marcia Kash
and Douglas E. Hughes, another
quality production at the Fire-
house Cultural Center.
You won't want to miss this
final play of the season. This
nearly veteran cast superbly
enacts special effects and twists
and turns in the storyline. Using
knowledge from her on-stage
experience, first time director
Sue Elser also plays Henriette
"Henri" Addison, the younger sis-
ter of Valerie (Barbara Branden-
burg) with convincing depend-
ency. Brandenburg pulls off
another stellar performance and
adds another play to her long list


of successes at the Firehouse
Cultural Center. Theatergoers are
given comic relief from Axl
Jones, who portrays the wise-
cracking Willie with ease. Jones
has come a long way since his
first appearance on the Fire-
house stage two years ago in the
summer children's program.
Another graduate of children's
theater, Brittany Steinke, pulled
off the trapped and suffering
McKenzie with ease. Bill Bruce,
often seen as the mysterious
man in charge, filled the part of
Charles with his usual suave
demeanor. And finally, Bob
Butts, a new face on the Fire-
house Stage, played the control-
ling Elwood with the confidence
of a seasoned performer.
A dedicated back stage crew
expertly handled special effects.
The cast gives a performance


that will keep you jumping,
shrieking and sitting on the edge
of your seat from opening curtain
to the end of the play. Should you
choose to attend, be prepared to
be scared out of your wits.
So, plan to attend A Party to
Murder at The Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge Street,
LaBelle, on April 29 and 30 7
p.m.; or check out the Sunday,
May 1, matinee at 2 p.m.
Contact 863-675-3066 to
make your reservation. Cost is
$10.00 with reservation; $12.00
without (Visa and Master Charge
accepted).
You won't want to miss this
final opportunity to see A Party to
Murder. That's it for this season.
The Firehouse Players will see
you in October when another
exciting season begins.
It's a wrap.


Siau pnoto/uonna MoWoer

From left: Actors Barbara Brandenburg, Bill Bruce, Axl Jones,
Sue Elser, Bob Butts and Brittany Steinke prepare for the next
production on the Firehouse Cultural Center.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28,2005


Dr. Harris and Anne Friedman of the Floraglades Foundation
provided information on their Muse-oriented programs.


Earth
Continued From Page 1
phyllum (Old World climbing
fern), which Dr. Friedman calls
the biggest threat to Florida's
environment. The plant spreads
out, smothering desirable
indigenous plants and is very dif-
ficult' to eradicate once
entrenched.
The foundation's mission is
for environmental, research and
educational purposes with a
particular emphasis on the local
Muse area. The tax-exempt foun-,
dation is registered with the state
to legally solicit donations. For
further information about the
foundation, contact Dr. Fried-
man at 675-4138 or visit the web-
site at florglades.websitepart-
ner.com


Deaths
Continued From Page 1
Flaghole Road where she failed to
completely stop at the stop sign.
She reportedly proceeded, trying
to cross the eastbound lanes of
US 27 to enter onto the west-
bound lanes. The front of a 1998
Ford, driven by Francis H. Robert-
son, 28, of also of Clewiston, col-
lided with the left side of the
Phillips vehicle, which then rotat-
ed clockwise and overturned,
coming to a final rest on its roof
on the paved medial crossover.
The Robertson vehicle came to a


Nigerian students Vincent
Godwin, left, and Matthew
Owotoki presented informa-
tion on the Caloosahatchee
River Citizens Association to
the public.


rest in the eastbound inside lane,
pointing west.
Ms. Phillips and her passenger,
Billie Jean Phillips, 20, were both
killed in the crash. It is unknown
whether they were wearing seat-
belts. .
Mr. Robertson and his passen-
ger, Roy Blair (unknown age and
address) were both taken to
Hendry Regional Hospital with
minor injuries. It could not be
determined if they were wearing
seatbelts.

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Dispose of toxic waste Venus.
The Hendry County Toxic Sum
Round Up is scheduled for April
29 for LaBelle and western set f(
Hendry County at the Recycling The
Center, 1360 Forestry Division ation D
Road, from 9 a.m.. till 2 p.m. In Kiwani
Clewiston and eastern Hendry provide
County, come to the Hazardous program
waste Collection Center, on LaBellh
Arroyo Ave., April 30, from 9 a.m. be for
till 2 p.m. Bring toxic waste to dis- will be
pose of including old paint, pesti- able fc
cides, etc. group I
Belle f
Social Security times.
Information Firel
If you have questions about
Social Security or Supplemental mem
Security Income or need help in The
completing an application for old bership
age, disability, and survivors Cultura
insurance; Medicare, or Supple- p.m. at
mental Security Income benefits, N. Brid
call 1-800-772-1213. The Fort member
Myers office is open Monday Accord
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 organi;
p.m. except on national holidays, will be
If you prefer, you may meet with a meeting
representative in LaBelle at the two pe
Nobles Senior Center, 475 E. Cow- tors. All
boy Way, from 9 a.m. to noon on
Tuesday, May 3. Barr
Cowboys for Story
Christ to meet Storn
On Thursday April the 28th at 6 6 p.m.
p.m. the Palmdale Chapter of Mother
Cowboys for Christ will meet for
fun,. food and fellowship. At 7 Com(
p.m. there will be gospel music
and the Word. They are located Coun
off of 731 and Club House Road in The


Plaque
Continued From Page 1
lived in the home until Mrs. Miller
moved t6 Sebring to 'live near
Roger.
In 1995 the house was pur-


mer Camp
or LHS
Hendry-LaBelle Recre-
)epartment and the LaBelle
s Club has joined forces to
e a six-week summer camp
m to be held this year at
e High School. Camp will
children ages 5-14. There
volunteer positions avail-
or ages 15-17 to help the
leaders. Watch the Caloosa
or dates and registration

house Theater
bers to meet
re will be a general mem-
meeting of the Firehouse
l Center on May 5, at 5:30
the Firehouse Theater, 241
ige Street in LaBelle. All
ers are urged to attend.
ling to President of the
nation, Linda Reecer, this
more than just a normal
g, including the addition of
ople to the Board of Direc-
1 members are urged.
on Library
y Hour
y hour will be held at Bar-
rary on Monday, May 2, at
The theme this month is
's Day.
e to Spring-Fling
try Jam
Hendry Country Chapter


chased by the current owners,
James and Dorothy Harrison.
This project was funded by a
grant to the City of LaBelle with
equal matching funds provided
by the LaBelle Heritage Museum.
Several more plaques will be
installed in the next few weeks.


of the Florida Country Music
Association and hometown band
Buckshot will host a country jam
on Sunday. The fun takes place at
Barron Park from noon until ??
Karaoke will be provided by
Harold Knowles. Chicken din-
ners, hamburgers and drinks will


be available for purchase. Tickets
for chicken dinners may be
picked up in advance at Jennings
Hardware, Country Peddlers and
White's Furniture and Appliances.
Bring your instruments and CDs
and join in on the fun. Bring the
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property will provide much
needed water storage. If it is
developed, it could aggravate
what already will be very serious
water issues.
Wilson-Miller's Richard
Woodruff explained that Lee
County has only a handful of
undeveloped parcels with a den-
sity over one unit per acre, which
is why developers are turning
eastward. He added that the
entire Four Corners area needs to
look at the region holisticallyy"
rather than piecemeal.
Jim Robson of IMPACT, a local
citizen's action group, felt that
there is a rush to set plans. He
said that not cutting large parcels
up into small lots would keep the
ambiance that people are look-
ing for and keep prices high at
the same time.
For Glades County Commis-
sioner Russell Echols seeing that
the citizens of his county have
the same quality of services as
their neighbors is paramount. He
said Glades County residents
deserve a high quality of life and
do not want to be overrun.
John Tallent, Lykes Brothers
land development director, dis-
cussed depressing urban sprawl,
preserving open lands and pro-
tecting it all through agriculture.
High tax rates in Glades (ten
mills) as well as Hendry (nine
mills) weigh heavily on local resi-
dents as opposed to Lee and
Charlotte with much lower ad
valorem tax rates.
Mr. Daltry pointed to other
tools besides property taxes,
such as license fees, gas tax and
impact fees that spread the cost
of growth out over more people,
particularly those who use infra-
structure the most.
Glades County Economic
Development Director Tracy
Whirls was alarmed by legisla-
tion now being considered in Tal-
lahassee. She noted that the area
needs a mix of million dollar
homes and affordable housing.
She said the key to the develop-
ment of Hendry-Glades is to
address housing first.
Mr. Crawford had another bit
of advice for locals don't be
afraid of density, he said, what
sounds like a high density can be
mitigated by good designing.
Hendry County Engineer
Rock Aboujaoude noted that
Hendry has been looking for a
planner for two years; Glades


County doesn't have one either,
Mr. Crawford explained that the
lack of local resources is why the
regional planning council is try-
ing to help guide the growth
process.
He suggested that the coun-
ties involved in the Four Corners
area adopt impact fees as early as
possible. If you allow very much
growth before you put infrastruc-
ture in place, you're already "in
the hole."
He noted that Hendry County
is "at the cutting edge" on road
and school impact fees. Ameni-
ties create value, was the mes-
sage spread impact fees over
density.
It was also pointed out that
Lykes Brothers is setting the pace
for what Glades County wants
with its rural village plans in the
Muse area.
Alva residents at the meeting
explained that their biggest issue
is the traffic that will come with
growth. It is expected to go right
through Alva, which does not
have the infrastructure to handle
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Mayor Sherri Craichy and James Harrison install the first
plaque marking historic structures in LaBelle as retiring
LaBelle Heritage Museum president Lynda Rider looks on.


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Accused car



burglar nabbed


Sheriff Ronnie Lee credited
quick response by Deputy Fer-
nando Herrera and Sgt. Shawn
Read for the capture of 21-year
old Alexander Herring. After his
capture, Herring, reportedly
from Manhattan, told HCSO
deputies he walked from the
State Probation Office where he
had reported for a. photograph
to the Hendry County Health
Department parking lot. There
he allegedly gained entry to
1982 Mercedes Benz owned by
Charles Philectete and removed
the CD player from the dash.
The CD player was recovered. A
co-worker noticed someone in
Mr. Philectstele car and alerted


him. Accordingto tohe sheriff's
report, Mr. Philectete confronted
Herring while he was still in his
(Philectate's) car at which time
Herring exited the car and
began running from the scene
with Mr. Philectete and Keith.
Legg in pursuit. Herring disap-
peared from sight and the HCSO
was called with Deputy Herrera
and Sgt Reed responding. The
officers were able to quickly
locate and arrest him. Herring
was charged with criminal mis-
chief and burglary of a con-
veyance and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


Obituaries


Conard Gentry Jr.
Conard Gentry Jr., age 75, of
LaBelle, passed away April 19,
2005, in Fort Myers. He was born
April 25, 1929, in Bainbridge,
Indiana, to Richard Eugene Gen-
try and Alice Irene Disney Gen-
try.
Survivors include his wife:
Louise Gentry, son: Richard
Eugene Gentry of Corpus
Christi, Texas; daughters: Pam
Pappas and Cindy D'Andria,
both of LaBelle; grandchildren:
Chip Huff, Rusty Huff, Connine
Lynn McCurdy and Ashley Gen-
try; and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service was held
April 22 at the Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home in LaBelle with Pastor
Bob Moore officiating.
Cremation arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle, Florida.


Ceasar Antonio Quiroz
Ceasar Antonio Quiroz, age 58,
of LaBelle, passed away April 20,
2005, in LaBelle. He was born Sep-
tember 19, 1946, in Matamoros,
Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Jesus
Quiroz and Enedina Perez.
Survivors include his wife:
Amelia Quiroz of LaBelle; daugh-
ters: Maria Augenia Garrido,
Gabriella Edith Quiroz and Ana V.
Alegria, all of LaBelle; mother:
Enedina Perez of Mexico; siblings:
Maria Augenia Quiroz, Rosavlada
Hernandez, Ramon Quiroz,
Roman Pedarza, Enriquetta Ayala
and Carlos Pedarza; eleven grand-
children. He was preceded in
death by his father, brother Jesus
Quiroz and sister Eloisa Quiroz.
Funeral Services were held
April 22 at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Father
JiobaniBatista officiating.
Cremation arrangements by:
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle,
Florida.


Legislative bills will affect growth


By Patty Brant
This entire area Hendry and
Glades is fast approaching a
crossroads. Impending develop-
ment will be edging but the agri-
cultural interests that have been
its traditional economic base, as
growers are being caught up in
the short end of a global market,
high expenses, low returns and
increasing pressure to convert
large parcels to more lucrative
commercial and residential use.
For longtime residents and
newcomers alike, the fear is that
the same development that
promises economic growth will
also signal the demise of the
lifestyle so many have come here
to enjoy. The preservation of
Hendry/Glades' unique rural
atmosphere is up to residents, as
well as elected officials.
The Florida Legislature, cur-
rently convening in Tallahassee,
has the power to provide or
deprive local officials the tools
they feel they need to meet the
demands of impending develop-
ment. Several bills that will surely
affect the way this area develops
are currently working their way
through both Legislative houses.
District 77 Florida Representa-
tive Denise Grimsley has shed
some light on several of these.
HB 1173 concerns local gov-
ernment impact fees, providing
the basis for the adoption and
amendment of impact fees; for.
impact. fee credits; when an
impact fee or amendment
becomes effective; a local gov-
ernment reporting requirement;
and for payment ofimpact fees in
whole or part.
She explained that the legisla-
tive intent was to ensure greater
consistency in the determination
of appropriateness, amount and
collection of such fees and
ensure local government
accountability for the collection
and expenditure of all impact
fees.
She continued: some counties
like the bill and some do not. She
said she spoke with the bill's
sponsor recently and the bill had
several more committee stops.
"Because of my committee
assignments I will not have an
opportunity to debate or vote on
the bill until it reaches the floor,"
she said, adding, "With only a
few weeks of session left and the
number of committee stops the
bill has it may not make the
floor."
Rep. Grimsley is a co-spon-
sor of HB 561 known as the AG
Enclave Bill. It provides an agri-
culture landowner, whose land
has been rezoned or the residen-
tial density lowered resulting in
an inordinate burden, a cause of
action under the Bert Harris Pri-
vate Property Rights Protection
Act.
Additionally the 180-day
notice would be lowered to 90
days. This bill authorizes the
owners of such land to apply for a
comprehensive plan amendment
and development or regional
impact (DRI) approval, if applica-


ble that includes land uses and
intensities of use consistent with
the uses and intensities of sur-
rounding industrial, commercial,
or residential uses. The bill estab-
lishes a "family farm agricultural
enclave" designation and author-
izes the owners of such to apply
for a comp plan amendment that
may include lahd uses and inten-
sities of use of the surrounding
areas. For both designations the
property must meet greenbelt cri-
teria. Local governments must
act on an enclave application.
within 180 days. Failure to do so
would result in approval.
The bill further directs local
governments to delineate ag
enclaves in their future land use
plan, and authorizes owners of
commercial ag parcels of 2500
acres or more to apply to DCA for
rural land stewardship designa-
tion.
The bill provides economic
protection to an ag lessee when
property for which an ag lease
exists is purchased by the state.
The bill requires that the lease
remain in force for the remainder
of the lease terms.
Impact Fee (SB 2302 and HB
1173) would restrict counties'
ability to impose and collect
impact fees on new develop-
ment, a, funding tool for new
infrastructure. *


Hendry County Administrator
Lester Baird said that Hendry'
County is deeply involved in con-
sidering impact fees to defray the
cost the infrastructure necessary
to accommodate new residents
and businesses.
If the ability to require new
development to help pay for the
roads, schools and emergency
services it will need is denied to
local governments, even urban
counties will be affected, he com-
mented. He felt that, if passed,
some of these bills would be
"detrimental to growth and
development" and would "put
the system in jeopardy."
He said he is counting on the
efforts of the Florida Association
of Counties and Small County
Coalition, which are focusing
their resources on these issues as
Well.
If the Legislature takes impact
fees away as a means of paying
for infrastructure, Mr. Baird fears
gridlock on roads in most of Flori-
da's counties. He pointed to Lee
County, which he said uses
impact fees and gas taxes to build
roads. Not having impact fees
would be an impediment to
orderly growth, Mr. Baird said,
adding, "It's a constant struggle
with limited resources."
Many large corporations are
not opposed to paying impact


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Editor:
Reading Deborah Misotti's
"Living in Hendry County is often
like living in a Third World Coun-
try" has brought tears to my eyes.
But I have a solution for her! Move
back to Ft. Lauderdale, Egypt,
Costa Rica, Jamaica, Argentina or
Turkey.
TullyDunlap
Proud Citizen of Hendry County
Escaping urban goods
I read with amazement Debo-
rah Misotti's comments April 9,
comparing my home of more
than 23 years to a Third World
Country. I have been to several
so-called Third World Countries
and Hendry County is not one of
them.
Many of us who live here
chose this area because we don't
want a Wal-Mart, Publix or Home
Depot on every corner. We prefer
the rural lifestyle and most of all
the wonderful, friendly people


that we come in contact with
daily, not the snobbish and con-
descending individuals that some-
times migrate to our beautiful
communities.
Her accusations regarding
"secretaries and clerks who arbi-.
trarily change zoning with the
stroke of a pen" are ludicrous. I
know most, if not all, of the per-
sonnel in the clerk's office and
this is just not done.
I also have never heard of a
300 percent increase in property
taxes, except in cases such as the
Misotti property, where unim-
proved property was bought for a
bargain price and a new home
and related improvements then
added, as evidenced by the
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er's website information.
I believe that SR 80 East to US
Highway 27 South will take Ms.
Misotti back to Broward County.
Sue Yaun
LaBelle


Impact of thousand


new residents


The following statement was
presented at the Muse Communi-
ty Association April 14 by Wayne
Daltry
Estimating the impacts of
growth is difficult sometimes
the impact is felt more than meas-
ured. And the "felt" measurement
is usually applied to the last impact
observed, rather than to each indi-
vidual impact. However, for fun,
this essay presumes the impacts
are equal between equal numbers
of people, regardless of when the
population arrived. To this end, the
impact of a 1,000 new people
equals:


254 retirement aged peo-
ple (65+ years in age) being
added, as well as 164 children age
14 and younger.
413 new laborers are
added, regretfully 11 are unem-
ployed.
40 laborers are in con-
struction, which exceeds the 18 in
manufacturing, which is less than
the 24 in finance, insurance, or real
estate, and these and the others
are less than the 229 in service or
trade.
556 new houses being
built, 429 of which occupied by
residents, and 127 seasonally or
transitionally vacant.


Hendry County Clerk


From Clerk of Circuit Courts
Q: Is there a waiting period in
the state of Florida for getting mar-
ried after a couple applies for a mar-
riage -license? Are blood tests
required and do you have to apply
in the county you live in? Can a
minor apply for a license?
A: Florida law imposes a 3-day
waiting period. However, if both
parties have taken a four-hour pre-
marital preparation course given by
a minister or counselor who is reg-
istered with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, the waiting period is waived
and the license fee is reduced. If
only one applicant took the course,
the waiting period is still required.
If neither applicant is a Florida
resident the waiting period is not
required. If one applicant is not a
Florida resident and the other is a
Florida resident and has taken the
premarital course, the waiting peri-
od is not required. A judge can
waive the delayed effective date for
good cause.
Blood tests have not been
required since this test was abol-
ished October 1, 1986. A marriage
license may be applied for and sol-
emnized in any Florida county.
Minors who, under oath, swear that
they are parents or expectant par-


Ask
Your
Circuit
Court
Clerk-

with Barbara Butler


ents of a child may apply. The preg-
nancy must be verified by a written
statement from a licensed physi-
cian. A previously married minor
may also apply. A person age 16 or
17 may apply with the consent of
both parents or guardian, unless
the parents are divorced and only
one parent has full custody.
Once received, the marriage
license is good for 60 days' If the
marriage is delayed and the license
expires, the couple can either re-
apply or request an extension
through judicial action.
If you have. any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to: Barbara
Butler, Clerk of the Court P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, FL 33975.


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Concerns and suggestions sus-
tainable Florida Act 2005
1. Hello, my name is' Larry R.
Luckey. I am the Property
Appraiser of Glades County, but
more importantly a citizen in the
Muse Community Associations
defined area.
I have concerns about the dec-
larations of Muse and possibly
other portions of Glades County
as a Front Porch Florida Initiative
and Urban Core Area.
2. It appears to me that it pro-
poses to essentially stop most
development in the Muse area by
imposing rules and regulations.
Even the restoration and mainte-
nance of the economic value of
rural lands seems ridiculous
because prices have never been
so high unless, the subtle
meaning to restore the economic
value of rural lands in Muse
would be to put such restrictions
on development and building as
to reduce the value from its pres-
ent appreciated value to some-
thing much less than it is now sell-
ing for.
3. The so called Protection and
Stewardship Planning portion is
nothing more than saying to
Glades County, "keep your Muse
area unpopulated, keep the Muse
area to recharge the aquifer, keep
the Muse area green so that every-
one can have clean air to breath
and provide us a bargain work-
force."
4. Meanwhile, allowing the
adjoining counties and large
landowners within them to devel-
op large multi-million dollar
developments. There is a plan


those parcels to be developed and
divided into two parcels.
3. To accommodate and main-
tain the beautiful green areas of
Muse, I suggest that a modified
version of transferable rural land
use credits for protecting sensitive
lands be adopted with the
allowance of at least one dwelling
per 25 or 30 acre parcels that
could be used for Bed and Break-
fast and Eco-Tourism. This would
allow a viable ad valorem value to
the property while encouraging
the, protection and maintenance
of the green areas and the water
resources.
Likewise; for other areas that
are not in sensitive areas yet are
good green areas, I suggest that
an assemblage of acreage of 25 to
30 acres with an allocation of 50
to 75 percent environmental ease-
ments would also allow for a Bed
and Breakfast and Eco-Tourism as
an incentive to keep the area as
pristine as possible.
Without the incentive and the
environmental easement the
hammocks and palmetto patch-
es, the natural areas that we love
so dearly can be changed in one
day by one dozier to grow one
patch of peanuts, forever altering
the face of the earth.
Protection is important. But,
there are concessions to be made
on both sides made to protect
the property values of Muse citi-
zens. Glades County and Muse cit-
izens should not be sacrificed
without compensation and a way
to keep ad valorem value on the
tax roll.


Seniors, are you pullingg' and able?


Recently I wrote about the
power of "seniority", and as
always, given a chance for review,
there is a lot for us seniors to be
thankful for.
As an example, I'm sitting here
thinking how great it is that wrin-
kles don't hurt. One of the great
pleasures of being retired in Florida
is the knowledge that when -the
snows and cold start up North,
you'll soon find out who your
"friends" are.
It was during one of those
"friendly" visits this season that the
subject of pillingg" came up, and
the following poem was given to
me. See if you don't recognize it as
representative of how medicine is


"practiced" more and more today.
A row of bottles on my shelf
caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take goes
to my hands so they won't shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot tell
me I'm happywhen I'm not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
and tells me that I have no pain. "
The capsules tell me not to
wheeze or cough or choke, or even
sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them
allgo to my blood so it won't fall.
The orange ones, big and
brightprevent my leg pains in the
night.


Such an array of brilliant pills
helping to cure all my ills.
But what I'd really like to know
is what tells each one where to go?

I'm sure we all can agree that it
hasn't been that long ago when
taking pills was considered one of
the last resorts. Today unless you
take a firm position with your doc-
tor for other options, it is take a pill
and don't call me in the morning.
Through it all, pills or no pills,
being "able' is the key. You are the
greatest natural resource available
to this county. So while others
search for the right thing to do, do
the right thing and share your well-
earned experiences for the better-


ment of all concerned citizens.
It was former President Harry
Truman who is credited with say-
ing, "There is nothing new in the
world today, except the history you
don't know about."
Today could be the first day of
the rest of your life, so seek out and
speak out on the areas of improve-
ment or need that you see available
to benefit us all, from your input
and guidance.
"Pilling and Able," non-"Pilling
and Able," seniority does have rank
and privileges!
Respectfully,
T.W.Bill Neville
(Hendry County Citizen and
Shareholder)


Growth: Actions speak louder than words


By Cliff Thaell
When Gov. Jeb Bush presented
this year's State of. the State
address, he emphasized a com-
prehensive strategy for .future
development in Florida. Senate
President Tom Lee echoed those
sentiments when he said growth
management may be the most
important issue we'll ever face,
because the laws become our
vision and the vision becomes our
future.
The financial consequences of
restricting county resources while
growth continues means that
Florida roads will be in gridlock,
schools will become more over-
crowded and water will become
more-scarce. Legislators interested
in a comprehensive growth strate-
gy should consider long-term solu-
tions by giving counties greater
flexibility, not less.
Yet three weeks into the legisla-
tive session, proposals are moving
through the legislative process that
contradict the comprehensive
vision for Florida's growth sup-
ported by our state leaders.
If passed, these proposals will
make it hard, if not impossible, for
counties to pay for the roads,
schools, water, sewer and storm
water systems and other infra-
structure critically needed for the
type of lifestyle our constituents
expect.
Rather than empowering local
governments to plan, manage and
pay for growth in their communi-


ties, these proposed measures will
bind the hands of local elected offi-
cials by limiting their ability to con-
trol, much less pay for, growth. A
few examples are:
Agricultural Economic Devel-
opment (SB 716 and HB 561):
Among other things, this legisla-
tion makes it easier to reclassify
agricultural property into more
lucrative cash crops, like office
complexes and houses. The bill
raises serious. questions about
responsible growth management.
It weakens counties' ability to
make land-use decisions by plac-
ing authority in the hands of the
special interest groups rather than
the elected representatives of the
people.
How will this proposal fit into a
community's comprehensive plan
for growth? How does the bill
address sprawl? What about
increased demand for roads,
schools and water brought on by
the unplanned development.
Who pays?
Impact Fee (SB 2302 and HB
1173): this bill restricts counties'
ability to impose and collect
impact fees on new development.
It chips away at one of the few
viable funding tools that can be
used effectively to target newcom-
er to pay for the infrastructure
needed to accommodate them.
Consider also the fact that counties
must adhere to a concurrency
requirement mandating that infra-
structure to be available "concur-


rent with the demands of growth,"
including roads, water resources,
wastewater facilities and parks.
Charter County Millage Cap (SB
554 and HB 47): This proposed
legislation allows a millage cap to
be included in a county's charter
that will limit funds derived from
property taxes. Especially in con-
junction with the bill that limits
impact fees, this bill caps local gov-
ernments' ability to respond to
growth. Without this much-need-
ed source of funding, counties
may not be able to provide basic
services, such as sheriff patrol,
jails, court facilities, libraries and
public health facilities.
Expedited Permit and Zoning
Approvals: Several proposals aim
to "speed up" the approval
process for development by forc-
ing counties to make growth and
rezoning decisions without ade-
quate time for. evaluation. If time
frames are not met, the develop-
ment is automatically approved.
Instead of empowering local gov-
ernments to plan for growth, the
proposals usurp local govern-
ments' responsibility to protect the
public interest.
Nearly 1,000 people move to
our great state each and everyday.
Growth is inevitable. If Florida's
counties are expected to shoulder
responsibility for growth in their
communities, they must also be
given the resources to pay for the.
impacts of that growth.
The Florida Association of


Counties believes counties must
have the same authority to pay for
growth that they currently have to
plan for it.
SB 1886 by the Senate Commit-
tee on Community Affairs, along
with SB 1940 sponsored by Sen.
Jim Sebesta (R-Pinellas) and HB
1461 sponsored by Rep. Michael
Grant (R-Charlotte), are a step in
the right direction. These bills align
counties' planning authority more
closely with their ability to pay.
The legislation allows counties
greater flexibility to access existing
local funding sources by reducing
voting requirements and making
-referendums optional. Simply stat-
ed, it gives authority to local elect-
ed officials closes to the people.
Gov. Bush said in his address to
the people of Florida that we will
need great courage to achieve our
goals for the future. County leaders
are ready to roll up their sleeves
and get to work with our governor
and our legislative partners to find
strategies that keep traffic moving,
make clean water plentiful and
equip schools to provide a world
class education for our children.
If local governments are
empowered to succeed in balanc-
ing growth with the quality of life
in our communities, Gov. Bush's
promise and President Lee's vision
will be a growth management
legacy that will benefit Floridians
well into the future.


What's eating at you? The challenges of caregiving


(Part one of a two-part article)

Staying healthy and eating right
is important at any age. Caregivers
should be aware that some com-
plications may interfere with their
care receiver's eating habits.
Understanding the problems and
having solutions in hand will make
your role as a caregiver less stress-
ful.
Tips to help a frail older individ-
ual to eat well can include planning
meals and snacks to include the
person's favorite foods. Don't be
afraid to use a variety of foods from
each of the four food groups. Pre-
pare foods that provide a variety of
textures, color, aromas and tem-
peratures. Provide a pleasant set-
ting, with flowers, place mats,
matching dishes and good lighting.
These tips may work well if the
care receiver lives in the family
household. However, many times
the care receiver lives alone. His or
her appetite may reflect loneliness.


If this is the case, freqi
outing to a favorite r
having a guest for din
vide a pick-me-up t(
them to eat or take a
new foods. When me
in the company of ot
not only benefit from t
foods, but may also
chance to socialize. .
Keep in mind. tha
appetite is not a refle
cooking. Illness, dis
depression can affect
son's desire and ability
early. The following


as basil, oregano, rosemary, tar-
ragon, lemon juice, or mint when
GIVINGooking,
CAREGIV G oeTry new foods.
This article is provided by Senior
CONNECITONS Connections of Southwest Florida
By BARRAA M Sf~HAL and courtesy of Family Caregiver
BY ARARAAlliance. Senior Connections, a
DEVOTE TO CAREGIVER'S ISSUES United Way partner agency, and
lead agency for services to elders
uent visits, an deal with common problems that er grants from Area Agency on
restaurant or interfere with good nutrition. Aging for SWFL and Dept of Elder
ner may pro- When the care receiver says the Affairs, offers services to older
o encourage food tastes strange, it might help adults sixty years of age or older to
an interest in to: help them remain independent for
*als are eaten Check teeth for tooth decay or as long as that is their choice. They
hers, people gum infection, also provide service to grandpar-
the nutritious *Avoid alcohol, ents who are the caregivers of
o enjoy the Marinate meat, poultry and minor children and to relatives
fish in sweet fruit juices, Italian who are caregivers of any age who
at a loss of dressing, or sweet or sour sauces, care for an adult sixty years of age
action of bad Drink plenty, of fluids or suck or older. Support groups are also
ability and on candies to get rid of bad tastes, offered monthly in Hendry and
an older per- Serve foods at room tempera- Glades Counties. For additional
y to eat prop- ture or cold information on any of these servic-
suggestions Use stronger seasonings such es call (863)675-1446.


within the urban development.
Front Porch Florida Initiative to
sell the Muse "land use credits" to
accommodate development just
across the county line or in our
own county if need be. That par-
ticular part seems somewhat
rational since landowners can sell
development rights while main-
taining and protecting the natural
sensitive areas and habitats. Each
parcel sold under the Land Use
Credit should retain a small unen-
cumbered portion for a dwelling
so that one could at least maintain
a bed and breakfast establish-
ment for Eco-Tourism while keep-
ing some taxable value for Glades
County.
5. The document seems deter-
mined on sacrificing the Muse
area under the pretty name of
Front Porch Florida Initiative.
Muse and Glades County now has
the potential ability to develop a
portion of this county for the ben-
efit of its citizens and for the bene-
fit of running good government.
But now, it seems we are being
asked to remain the lowly neigh-
bor and to be sacrificed for the
wealth of the adjoining counties.
I'm asking in a sense of fair-
ness to allow this county to have
our own developments. Allow us


to make a few mistakes. As of yet,
we do not even have five percent
of our county developed. I'm sure
there is no county similar to ours
in South Florida, so I have given
you the Glades County Tax Rev-
enue compared to the other Four
Corner Counties.
The ad-valorem proceeds for:
Glades County is 4.6 mil-
lion dollars
Hendry County is 15 mil-
lion dollars
Lee County is 214 mil-
lion dollars
Charlotte County is 572
million dollars
Is it selfish for Glades County
to want some increase in the Ad
Valorem Tax Roll value? I think we
are entitled to a better way of life
and a reduced millage rate similar
to our neighbors. I do have some
suggestions for the Muse area that
will help if implemented:
1. Most of Muse is in an agricul-
tural zoned area requiring 20
acres per dwelling. I suggest
allowing 2 dwellings per 20 acres.
(Few can afford $200,000 for a
building lot) -. the price it is
going for now.
2. Some of Muse is in an agri-
cultural zoning requiring 5 acres
per dwelling. I suggest we allow


.1


4 OPINION






Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28, 2005


Weddings


Engagements


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Mr. and Mrs. James H. Nicholson IV


Garrett, Nicholson wed
Estonna Maria Garrett of
LaBelle, became the bride of
James H. Nicholson IV of York-
town, VA, on April 15, 2005. The
ceremony took place at the Vic-
tory Assembly of God in Lake-
land.
The bride has a J.D. degree
from Thomas M. Cooley Law
School in,Lansing, MI, and is
currently a practicing attorney
with Steven J. Polhemus, P.A. in
LaBelle. Her parents are John
and Deborah Garrett of Lake-
land.
The groom is an eight-year
veteran of the U.S. Army. He is
completing his B.A. degree in
Communication Studies at
Christopher Newport University
in Newport News, VA. He plans


Courtesy photo


to graduate in December 2005.
He is the son of James and Thel-
ma Nicholson of Yorktown.


McRoy, Carley engaged
Richard Carley and Laurie
McRoy are proud to announce
their engagement and forthcom-
ing marriage.
In the company of family and
friends they will exchange wed-
ding vows at the Community


Harvest Worship Center in
LaBelle on June 18, 2005, at 6:00
p.m.
The bride-elect is the Emer-'
gency Management Coordinator
for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
and the groom-elect is a police
officer for the Seminole Police
Department.


courtesy pnoto/Mviei arau
The Rotary Club of LaBelle recently received into membership Mark Lapp, CHL Hold-
ings, Inc. and Mark Texter, Johnson Engineering, Inc. The Rotary Club meets every Tues-
day at noon at Flora and Ella's Restaurant. From left: Randy Daniels, Sponsor,,Mark Tex-
ter, Mark Lapp. John Capece and Jim Eden, Installation Officer.


Almanacs


Enter sidewalk
art contest
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation will hold its annual sidewalk
art contest at the Ortona Locks Park
(Hwy 78A) on Saturday, April 30, at
9 a.m. Contestants will be treated,
to games and .el!eshments vhile.
the judges deter miie winners in
different categories. Aspiring artists
of all ages are encouraged to dis-
play their talents and compete for
prizes.
Have spaghetti
with LHS band
The LaBelle High School Con-
cert Band is having its spaghetti din-
ner and Spring Concert Monday,
May 2, at LaBelle High Schoool.
Spaghetti dinner tickets are avail-
able for $5 from any LHS band stu-
dent or by calling Ms. Greenleaf at
LHS 674-4120 Ext. 274. Dinner will
be served from 5-7 p.m. The con-
cert will begin at 7. Please come to
support thesefine musicians!
Calling all missing
LHS 1995 alumni!
The LaBelle High School Class
of 1995 will be celebrating its 10th
Reunion at the DiamondHead
Beach Resort Ft. Myers Beach on
Saturday, June 11, 2005. A fee of
$50 per person is required. Checks
can be made out to Jada Fleming
12919 Sandpoint Court, Ft. Myers,
FL 33919. If you have not registered


A Mother's Day
I h I shfromI


SEND The FTD'
11b4".r ,Da*y Bouquet
For MOTHER'S DAY,
SUNDAY, MAY 8.
Come in and Register to win a
Free Mother's Day Bouquet.
Drawing to be held May 6th

LaBelle Florist

& Gifts, Inc
82 Main Street LaBelle, FL
(8631675-4800


online with Classmates.com,
please contact reunion coordinator,
Jada Langford Fleming at 239-433-.
0590 or Jadatada7@yahoo.com
COES used
book sale set
. Mr. Lutkenhaus' class is spon-
soring a used book sale on April-28
and 29 during the school day. They
will also sell books to the public on
April 28, from 6-8 p.m. for any
adults who want to purchase. If you


have books that you want to
donate, please call Mr. Lutkenhaus
or email him at lutkenha_k@hot-
mail.com.
Visit the Vietnam
Moving Wall
The American Legion Riders
Chapter-130 is sponsoring a motor-
cycle run to Sarasota to visit the

Vietnam's Memorial Moving Wall.
Anyone interested in the trip can
participate. The Riders will be


W EST
GLADES


Third Nine Weeks
A-Honor Roll-
Kindergarten: Clara Alsina, John
Bebon, Samantha Bird, Andrew Cowin,
Estefania Hernandez, Martyn
Hettinger, Tanner Hipple, Precilla
Maciel, Victoria Macief, Alexis Miller,
.David Morales,Cora Morrissey, Jacob
Pierce, Armida Rivera, Yesenia Rubio,
Andrea Stanforth.
First Grade: Chariah Armour, James
Bebon, Josue DeSantiago, Jamie
Ferguson, Shelby Goodwin, Brittany
Hamric, Hunter Hipple, Linda Santiago,
Vanessa Valle, Quinton Willis.
Second Grade: David Garcia, Caitlin
Holt, Shauna Humphreys' John Kaune,
Zachory Muniz, Elizabeth Urbanowski.
Third Grade: Paul Luckey, Yanely
Ramirez.
Fourth Grade: Kaila Kelly, Julio Reyes.
Fifth Grade: Juana Reyes.
Sixth Grade: Alayna Ridgdill, Larisa
Rivera.
A/B Honor Roll
First Grade: Jesus Casiano, Michael
Drabant, Toni Frederick, Cesar
Gallegos, Shay Hunter, Yaneisi Leyva,
Eric Martinez, Kimberly Mata, Leslie
Morado, Madison Pierce, Kody
Sanchez, Lorene Underwood, Hunter
Urbanowski, Adan Zamarron.


Second Grade: David Brown, Curtis
Clay, Patricia Earnest, Adriana Herrera,
Austin Hughes, Elijah Luckey, Chance
Mariotti, Yenifernanda Montejo, Uriel
Ramirez.
Third Grade: Valentin Alsina, Ramiro
Gaona, Nicolas Hackinson, Dayton
Hannaford, Brandon Herrero, Selina
Mar, Savannah Ridgdill, Caleb Rimes,
Vanessa Salinas, Joanna Sanders, Nate
White.
Fourth Grade: Mercedes Barrios,
Amanda Betancourt, Luis Blanco, Maria
Garcia, Mariana Garrido, Ryan Hellard,
Antolin Jimenez, Jesse Korff, Luis
Madrid, Belinda Mata, Alma Morena,
Kayla Renaldi, Makayla Sims, Chelsea
Welker, Robert Yzaguirre.
Fifth Grade: Maira Cervantes, Sandra
Cervantes, Kelsey Cowin, Ivette
DeSantiago, Victoria Gentile, Vanessa
Gandarilla, Omar Lazalde, Ramon
Leyva, Preston Long, Emmalee Pierce.
Sixth Grade: Rebecca Fletcher,
Estafany Herrera, Beatriz Jimenez, Leah
Kelley, Taylor Jordan, Marlana Nelson,
Elizabeth Serrano, Sara Urbanowski,
Alma Valdez, Alex Zamarron.


Oak Realty, Inc
PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE
EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN
233 N. Bridge Street LaBelle, FL 33935 675-0500


departing at 8 a.m. on Saturday,
April 30, from the American Legion
Post on Highway 80 in LaBelle.
Come to play
The Firehouse Players present A
Party to Murder, by Marcia Kash
and Douglas E. Hughes, on April 29,
30 and May 1. Show times re Friday
and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday
at 2 p.m. The Firehouse Cultural
Center is located 241 N. Bridge
Street.


A Honor Roll
Madison Allen, Derek Bass, Dustin
Bradley, Alton Burton, Ronnie
Burton, Yoana Dominguez, Tyler
Flack, Jose Gomez, Lane Goodwin,
Alexander Hernandez, Jorge
Hernandez,, Keilani Hernandez,.
Mirella Hernandez, Emily Larson,
Anna Lopez, Wolfgang Lynn, Arika
Mourfield, Abigail O'Ferrell, Tyler
O'Ferrell, Jordan Phillips, Rachel
Reinbott, Diana Rodriguez, Jessica
Smith, Jesse Whitman
AB Honor Roll
Estela Avila, Aida Arellano, Travis
Burchard, Brenden Banda, Diana
Botello, Devin Bradley, Anna
Bustamante, Christopher Bustin,
Clarisa Callejas, Josh Cantu, Tyler
Carley, Conor Coderre, Clay Cooper,
Nickolas Cuellar, Alexis DeLeon,
Brittany Deras, Cesar DeSantiago, Joe
Dipofi, Jinique Dossou, Jose Erreguin,
Paola Escobedo, Tess Frost, Maria
Gallegos, Nancy Garza, Faviola
Gomez, Mariela Gomez, Gaby
Gonzales, Alondra Gonzalez, Jesus
Gonzalez, Dillon Hamilton, Leslie
Hernandez, Jena Howard, Courtney
Inman, Cheyenne (Kayla) Johnson,
Ezequiel Juarez, Pam Leonard, Torie
Logue, Travis Lowery, Luis Luna,
Alexandra Magana, Alfredb
Marines, Kendall Marotti, Elanee
Marroquin, Kellie Martinez, Meg
McCormick, Severin McDanie, Bo
Meador, Erick Medina, Alicia


Mendez, Luis Mendez, Danny Miller,
Paola Monroy, Ramiro Morales,
Jessica Moreno, Lorena Moreno,
Karina Movis, Perla Murillo, Jose
Nolasco, Correy O'Ferrell, Sara
Paulin, Alex Pequeno, Daniel Perez,
Tomas Perez, Jarad Plair, Adan
Ramirez, Elias Ramirez, Maniram
Rampersaud, Livier Real, Cody
Roddenberry, Nathan Rowe, Luis
Rubio, Alex Ruiz, Jennifer Ruiz,
Maria
Ruiz, Victor Ruiz, Humberto Salinas,
Josue Salinas, Alejandro Santillan,
Carlos Santillan, Jerry Schauer,
Antonio Serrano, Kip Stansly,
DylanStrickland, Daisy Trejo, Even
Vasquez, Marixa Velasquez, Pablo
Vespasiano, Morgan Walker,
Nicholas Wegscheid, Shelby
Williams
Blue Dolphin Pride
Juan Aguliar, Dillon Bradley, Jessica
Delgado, Emmanuel Diaz, Susana
Espejo, Eduardo Garcia, Cameron
Goltry, Jose "Lupe' Gomez, Sergio
Gomez, Isidro Gonzalez, Marino
Gonzalez, Michelle Gonzalez, Cory
Haddix, Matthew Harris, Miranda
Ingram, Sebastian Maciel, Cherekee
Newsome, Karina Pedraza, Yeseni
Perez, Alex Ramos, Anthony Sands,
Jeronimo Seras, Estela Zuniga
LaBelle Elementary's Honor Roll was left off
our honor roll page printed on April 14. We
regret this error andapologize.


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Senior Connections


Faith In Action plans
Clewiston program
The first volunteer program
orientation session for Faith in
Action in Clewiston will take
place Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
at the Senior Center next to John
Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C.
Owen Ave. The purpose of Faith
in Action is to match volunteers
with those who are chronically ill,
to help them with different activi-
ties of daily living. Faith in Action
volunteers, "care partners," can
provide a variety of helpful servic-
es, including making friendly
phone calls, shopping for gro-
ceries or just being a compassion-
ate listener. Please join us in this
nationwide volunteer program.
Call (863) 983-7088 or (863) 675-
1446 for more information.


'We've got you covered'
blanket drive
Faith in Action in Clewiston is
collecting (new still in package)
soft twin sized blankets to supply
the cots for the Persons with Special
Needs shelter at John Boy Auditori-
um in Clewiston. Donations can be
taken to the Senior Center next to
John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
W.C. Owen Ave. between 8 a.m.-4
p.m. Help our frail and special
needs residents ride out the storm
under a warm and fuzzy blanket.
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


Births


Madison Leigh
Cockram
Richard and Paula Cockram of
LaBelle are proud to announce
the arrival of their daughter, Madi-
son Leigh Cockram, on April 15,
2005. The little lady was born at
Gulf Coast Hospital and weighed
6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19


and one-half inches long at birth.
Her brothers are James and
Joshua White of LaBelle and
Richard Cockram of Okla.
Maternal grandparents are
Helen Whobrey of LaBelle and
the late Bernard Lathem. Paternal
grandparents are Larry and Silvia
Hill of Lakeland and the late Paul
Cockram.


at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. Social Security Representa-
tive will be at the Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on Tues., May 3
from 9-Noon to answer your ques-
tions. Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services will be available May
11 in LaBelle from 9:30 Noon.
(Must call 675-1446 in LaBelle to
make appointment.) Look for the
Memory Van every day April 25-
April 29 at our Senior Connections


center in Moore Haven, call etc. Elders in need of help due to
863/946-1821 for more info. the hurricanes of last summer can


Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
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,


speak with a specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston on Mon-
days and Tuesdays, 983-7088) and
LaBelle Wednesday through Friday
(675-1446.)
Upcoming
meetings, events
Family Caregiver Support Group
free meetings in April will feature


discussions with a Parkinson's dis-
ease specialist from Lee Parkin-
son's Care in Ft. Myers. All meetings
take place from 4-5 p.m. at local
Senior Connections offices. Last
meeting in April will be April 27 in
Moore Haven. May meetings will
feature a discussion about legal
issues, courtesy of Florida Rural
Legal Services. Call 675-1446 in
LaBelle, 983-7088 in Clewiston and
946-1821 in Moore Haven for more
info about upcoming meetings.


A


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(863) 675-3733


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Touch of Class
W. 55 Yeomans Ave.
-(fleross from thez Big V Motel) .
Specializing in Barber Cuts, Skinfades, Fades
Senior Citizen Cuts for ONLY $7
Regular and Fade Cuts ONLY $10
Open Tue.-Fri 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to noon
Late Night Appointments Available Walk-Ins Welcome


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Walk-ins Welcome


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699 Hwy 80 West
LaBelle. FL




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Cell Phone:
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FURNITURE
CLEARANCE CENTER
The Blocker Family has turned
their LaBelle Showroom into a
Furniture Clearance Center.
359 W Hickpoochee Ave
LaBelle, FL
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Birthdays


April 28: Donald Rogers, E.C.
Thomas, Chad McCumber, Gene
Rogers, Florence Gage, Nancy
Mott, Jack Bouwkamp, Brett
Carter, Crystal Newman April
29: Margie Felton, Glenda Davis,
Christine Pratt, Barbara Kelley,
Roger Wilson, Earl Croft, Laura
Ricker, Kenneth lan Chezem,
Tara Lee Terrell, Jean Weigle,
Joseph Clay Hill, Rachael
Calvert, Brittany Lott, Rylee Faz
April 30: Gertie Taylor, Melissa
Guy, Patrick Guadiz, Bobby


Knotek, Linda Lyons, Rebecca
Gonzalez, Ashley Lynn Taylor
May 1: Naomi Sanford,
Bobby Jo Cline, Jack Paul, Jr.,
Chris Nottingham, Christina
Hamby, Harold Barwick, Andrea
Roberts, Ashley Rodriguez, Joey
Wilson, bale Boleman, Christi-
na Hernandez, Joshua Bryan
May 2: Emily Jo Bauer, Ed
Noon, David Sargent, Peggy
Lambert, Kirk Rentz, Wayne Col-
son, Jack Sunman, David Con-
klin, Paul Haines


May 3: Richard Knowles,
Johnny Sargent, Kenny Turner,
Carol Thomas, Peggy Baldwin
May 4: Ed Perry, Wayne
Rowan, Billy Clement, James
Self, Jr., Teresa Luke, Mary Jane
Rodriguez, Lee Burnaugh
May 5: Karen Klein, Dan


McGill, Walter Tester, Marlene
Howard, Robert Howard, Janis
Davidson, Tiffany Crawford,
Timothy Allen, Keith Adam
Griner, Abel Nieto, Sr., Christo-
pher Wegscheid, Riko
Rodriguez, Michael Anders


courtesy pnoto
Local singers win state trophy
Look closely and you will see LaBelle's own Lynda Rider
(front, left) as the Spirit of the Gulf won the Regional
Championship Trophy in a statewide competition April
16. They competed against 16 other Sweet Adeline cho-
ruses at the Bob Carr Theater, Downtown Orlando. SOTG
scored a total of 665 points out of a possible 800 in
music, sound, expression and showmanship. In addi-
tion, SOTG won the Showmanship Trophy and earned the
most points in all four categories. Spirit of the Gulf heads
to the international competition in Las Vegas, Nev., in
October 2006. SOTG presently holds the ninth place
medal in international competition, won in Indianapolis,
IN, in October 2004. Spirit of the Gulf Chorus is a 160-
member chapter of Sweet Adelines, Incorporated, char-
tered in 2001 in Fort Myers, Florida. Pat Williams of
LaBelle also sings with the Sweet Adelines.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28,2005


8 SPORTS


Cowboys


advance


in tug of


war
By Roger Alexander
The LaBelle Cowboys foot-
ball team may not be playing
ball right now, but they have
already made it to the next level.
Is it the district title in Class 3A?
No, but two weeks ago they
went over to Germain Arena and
competed in the tug of war com-
petition.
The competition was part of
a promotional event for the AF2
Arena Football Florida Firecats.
LaBelle, along with other area
schools, was invited to compete
in the event and the Cowboys
moved on to the next round
after defeating Cypress Lake and
Gulf Coast high schools.
The ten members of the team
participating were Ryan Caudill,
JB Hull, Steven Ayala, Chad
Lutkenhaus, Matt Bell, Michael
Aubrey, Kyle McClain, Austin
Clayton, Tim Gonzalez and
Nathan Riberdy.
The next time these guys go
over to compete won't be until
July 16. That is when they will
see if they make it to the cham-
pionship pull off. The team has
some tickets available and you
can call the school at 674-4120
and ask for Coach Dunbar for
more details.


Courtesy photo/Nan Akin


LHS softball slides into districts
District softball competition is being held at LHS this week. Clewiston defeated Golden
Gate on Monday April 25, 6-2. North Port defeated Immokalee 7-0. The single elimination
tourney left LaBelle to play Clewiston this past Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and North Port to
play Bishop Verot at 4 p.m. The winners of those games will play the championship game
to be held on Thursday, April 28, 7 p.m. at LHS. Quarter, semi and regional games could
also be played at LHS, May 5, May 10 and May 13. State semi and final games will be
played in Tampa on May 21. Pictured are, back left: Coach Dave Blake, Kaci Ringler,
Paige Raulerson, Janna Taylor, Heather Raulerson, Jacy Sealey, Amanda Atun, Vanessa
Ostaloza, Danielle Blake, Alexa Redish, Coach Lori Langford. Front left: Coach Raymond
Marroquin, Tiffany Roberts, Brittany Roberts, Lacey McCall, Tiffany Terrell, Cori Ankney
and Shayla Wilson.


Errors lead Cowboys to losses


By Roger Alexander
The Cowboy baseball team had
another rough week as they had
two bad innings that led to two
teams getting big leads, and even-
tually the wins. The team has just
three games remaining and then
they will play in the district tourna-
ment.
In their opening game of the
week the Cowboys jumped out to
an early 3-0 lead before commit-
ting five errors that led to five


unearned runs in the second
inning. Immokalee went on to win
the game, 10-5.
Caleb Jordan and Freddie Rob-
bins were the pitchers for the Cow-
boys and they did a good job
throwing strikes for the team, but
the defense behind them let them
down in that one inning.
Dariel Gonzalez led the team
offensively with two hits and four
stolen bases on the night. Holden
Jones was also 2-for-3 with a pair
of RBIs.


In their game against Bishop
Verot the same thing happened.
The Cowboys had one bad inning
that led to five runs as Verot went
on to win 9-0.
Andrew Tovar made his first var-
sity start of the year as he allowed
seven hits but just four earned
runs. Matty Bell also made his varsi-
ty pitching debut, pitching three
innings of shut out. ball. Arturo
Alverez led the team in batting as
he went 2-for-3 with one double.


Verniece Graham, strong player for Lady Rams


Reported by Maurice McLain
One of LaBelle's finest,
Verniece Graham, is a graduate
of LaBelle High School class of
2002. She is a student athlete at
Albany State University, NCAA
Division II completing her junior
year. She has a scholarship for
volleyball and softball. Verniece
has received honors from the
SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate
Athletic-Conference) in softball:
first team utility player and sec-
ond team second base with a
batting average of .535, 8 home-
runs and 2 grand slams.
Verniece helped the Lady


Rams win their Conference
Championship game in Albany,
where she was honored by mak-
ing the All-Conference Tourna-
ment team as a utility player.
Verniece is also a member of
the volleyball team, playing OH
(outside hitter). She helped the
team capture its 2004 SIAC Vol-
leyball Conference Champi-'
onship with 10 digs. The teams
record was 24-14 overall, 8-0 in
the SIAC. Verniece's major is
physical education.
Albany State University is
located in Albany, GA.


SHERRI AND BONNIE DENNING
THE FINAL
PAPERWORK
The stacks of papers that
you have to sign in order to buy
a house can leave you confused.
The person conducting the set-
tlement will ask you to sign
your name to countless docu-
ments that are filled with
"legalese". Some buyers just
barely glance at'each form and
sign them without a lot of ques-
tions, while others find it very
frustrating to try to read every
form at the settlement table.
You should try to under-
stand the papers you sign. If
you are getting a loan to buy the
property, most of the paper-
work will come from the mort-
gage company. In most cases,
there is little time to read ever-
thing in advance because the
forms arrive at the settlement
office shortly before settlement
is scheduled to begin. Most of
the documents use standard-
ized language, however, and
you should be able to get copies
of the documents ahead of time
from the lender so that you can
have your questions answered
and be comfortable with the
settlement process.
Sherri's daughter, Bonnie, a
C.P.A., brings her expertise to form a
dynamic team ready to serve all your
real estate needs.
For professional advice on all
aspects of buying or selling real estate,
contact Bonnie or Sherri at Southern
Land.
Call 863-675-4500
SIW n LaBelle, FL
email:
[] sherri@soland.com


Courtesy photo
Lower right: Vernice Graham, LaBelle High School graduate
from the class of 2002 is making quite a name for herself.


Courtesy photo


Ready for cheer season
Ultimate Explosion cheer and dance teams are offering
cheer teams for kids from three years to 12th grade and
hip hop dance teams from 6-12th grade. Tumbling class-
es are offered for all ages. All coaches have camp certifi-
cation with a total of over 27 years of hands-on coaching
experience. This is a not-for-profit organization with a pro-
fessional, positive, fun and child-friendly environment. All
coaches are on a volunteer basis. Limited spaces are still
available for all teams. For information call Teresa at 675-
4155 or Melinda Orlinski (675-1686). Ultimate Explosion
coaches for the 2005-2006 cheer and dance season are,
back row from left: Lee Gullian, Rhonda Milliken, Kelly
Rojas, Kim Marroquin, Evie Vidaurri. Front row: Elly Med-
ina, Teresa Noah, Nancy Davis and Bea Cantu. Not pic-
tured: Kim Jones and Shawn Connelly.


Sports Shorts

LHS Athletic Awards nation please contact Tammy at
8S.-675-3737


The annual Athletic Award
Ceremony will be held at the
LHS auditorium on Wednesday,
May 4, at 6 p.m.
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-


Free cheerleading
clinic
The Southwest Universe All
Stars are giving a free cheerlead-
ing/tumbling clinic Saturday,
April 30, from 1-5 p.m. at the
gym located at the old Lions
Club. Limited space available,
please call for your spot. Contact
Cheryl at 675-4461 or Melinda G.
at 675-0458.
Take up archery
Lee County Archers will put
on a 900 round event on Sunday,
May 1, 9 a.m., at the Nalle Grade
County Park Range.


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Hillerich and Bradsby shortly after
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surface. And finally, in 1993, Worth
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I In 1502, King James IV of Scotland
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first forged in the 1600s, and steel
shafts were created in the 1700s. In
1826, Scottish clubmaker Robert
Forgan began to make shafts out of
hickory imported from America. In
1963, clubs began to be manufactured
by casting, and graphite shafts were
introduced in 1973. As for golf balls,
prior to the invention of the gutta-
Sercha ball in 1848, they were made of
feather-filled leather bags.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28, 2005 9


Suncoast opens a credit union in LaBelle


Donna Meister
The largest credit union in
Florida, and the LaBelle Branch
of Suncoast Schools Credit
Union Service Center, has been
officially open since March 28.
However, they plan their big
open house for the first week in
May, culminating on Friday, May
6, with a LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce ribbon cutting cere-
mony at 1 p.m.
Gator Country Radio, 101.9
FM, will be on hand to help kick
off the festivities starting at noon
on Friday with a live radio
remote broadcast. Gator Coun-
try will have its Prize Wheel with
plenty of T-shirts and CDs to be
given away. Free hotdogs and
Pepsi will be available through-
out the afternoon.
In the past, Suncoast Schools
Federal Credit Union member-
ship was only open to school,
hospital or county employees.
That has all changed and anyone
can open an account. Anyone
living, working or going to


Local nurse

earns PCCN

certification


Marva D. Pharis, RN, BSN, PhD,
PCCN recently attained national
PCCN (Progressive Care Certified
Nurse) certification. Progressive
care is how AACN Certification
Corporation
collectively
describes such
areas as Inter-
mediate Care
Units, Direct
Observation
Units, Step-
down Units,
Telemetry
Units, or Tran-
sitional Care Marva Pharis
Units. AACN
recognizes progressive care as
part of the continuum of critical
care.
The PCCN credential is award-
ed to progressive care nurses who
have passed the two and-one-half-
hour exam and who meet the eli-
gibility requirements for hours of
clinical practice. Nurses who have
1,750 hours in the direct bedside
care of the acutely ill patient dur-
ing the previous two years, with
875 of those accrued in the most
recent year preceding application-,
are eligible.
The PCCN credential is con-
ferred for a three-year period. Re-
certification requires either re-test-
ing or combination of 100 hours
of continuing education and direct
bedside clinical practice hour
requirements. For more informa-
tion log on to www.aacn.org or
call (800) 899-2226.
Research studies have linked
certification to higher levels of dclin-
ical knowledge, experience and
skill. These studies have found that
certified nurses were particularly
motivated to maintain clinical
excellence even in rapidly chang-
ing critical care environments.
Marva Deane Pharis is
employed by Lee Memorial Health
System in the Progressive Care
Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital. She
is a level II charge/staff nurse. She
is also employed at Florida Gulf
Coast University as a clinical nurs-
ing instructor. She has been a reg-
istered nurse for 25 years.
Marva is the wife of Gregory E.
Pharis of LaBelle and the mother
of Melissa Pharis Moore and
Amber and Miesba Pharis.


Staff photo/Donna Meister
From left: Stephanie Howard, Amber Bryant, Tiffany Ojeda,
Susana Serra, Becky Vargas-Boiter and Branch Manager
Yvonne Dobson.


church in the LaBelle communi-
ty is eligible. Being a non-profit
organization, Suncoast can offer
more free or low cost services,
lower interest rates on loans and
higher earnings on deposits
checking accounts. Of course,
they also offer savings accounts,
IRAs, Visa and debit cards. Low


interest on new and used car
loans, various home mortgage
loan options and terms are avail-
able. Loans are also available for
mobile homes, vacant land,
rental property, home improve-
ment, education, debt consoli-
dation, major appliances, com-
puters, boats, planes,


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700 Main Street
LaBelle, FL
FAX > 863.675.6575
www.soland.com


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Lady pirates take over LMS Drama Club


Gangway, Pirates of the
Caribbean, here come The Lady
Pirates of Captain Bree! (Zena
Gatch)
When his crew jumps ship
upon sighting the pirates in the
distance, Captain Jennings
(Branden Ramirez) is left with a
makeshift crew of motley pris-
oners and Fergus, (Hobbs
Crockett) a sailor who can't
swim, to protect his wealthy
passengers, the Prescots, from
the inevitable attack. As the lady
pirates take over the defenseless
Kayla May, you're in for swash-
buckling musical comedy with a
host of hysterical characters on
deck and a spectacular Bill Fran-
coeur score. Along with Captain
Bree's hearty crew of mean and
nasty mates (and a couple of
new recruits in training who


keep forgetting to be rough and
tough), you'll find the haughty
Professor Bidwell (Spencer
Fletcher) and the pretentious
Madam Prescot, (Jamie Batton)
constantly battling for special
treatment and respect (ha!)
from the pirates; Samuel
Prescot, (Timmy White) mas-
querading as a girl to avoid
becoming shark bait; and Julia
Prescot, bursting with desire to
join the lady pirates much to
her aunt's dismay! After the
pirates send Thomas, (Lucas
Talada) the cabin boy, out to sea
with a ransom note demanding
gold from the British in
exchange for the Prescots' lives,
they amuse themselves by auc-
tioning off the male prisoners to
do their dirty work and showing
Julia (Brooke Awbrey) the ropes


of pirating. But what is in store
when Thomas returns with a
British fleet, set on hanging the
pirates for their deeds? Madam
Prescot and Bidwell are equally
set on seeing Captain Jennings
hang for his defenseless
approach to the lady pirates.
The rest of the cast includes
Greg Zimmerly, Amanda Van-
Mecl, Kara Burns, Savannah
Smith, Kaleigh Woodard, Abbey
Shupe, Irene Garza, Olivia Luck-
ey, Brytnie Jasiak, Elyssa Grant,
Sierra Brown, Roxanna Razo,
Alexis Esquivel, Kellie Lalor,
James Evans, Brennan
Causseaux, Carlton Ragoo-
nanan, Ryan Brownlee, Jacob
Greene, Kenneth Schoder, Ryan
Higginbotham, Jacob Stephens,
Maamoon Abuelu, Josh
Grismaldo, Michael Terrell and


Caleb Rhoden.
The show will be presented
on April 28 and 29 at the LaBelle
Middle School auditorium.
Shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets
for Thursday night are $4 and
Friday night $9 (with a dinner).
Call 675-4646 for tickets.
Come join the swashbuck-
ling fun offered up by these
young thespians as they present
this play written by Martin Fol-
lose, with music by Bill Fran-
coeur. Director Pam Crockett
wishes to thank all the parents
who have been so understand-
ing and generous. A special
thanks to Brenda Beer and Bill
Maddox for their loan of essen-
tial props.


LaBelle FBLA following its path to State


On Monday morning, March
28, 12 Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA) students depart-
ed for the State Leadership Con-
ference (SLC) in Orlando. Stu-
dent enthusiasm was extremely
high and their conversations
revolved around what to expect
at the SLC. Students would be
competing in such areas as Busi-
ness Math, Business Communi-
cation, Marketing, Multi-Media,
Computer Slide Show and Public
Speaking. Robert Higginbotham
from the LaBelle High School
Chapter was also a candidate for
the office of State Reporter. Stu-
dents were very eager to get to
Orlando and get the conference
underway.
It was Thursday, March 31, at
the International Ballroom,
Peabody Hotel in Orlando. Ten,
nine, eight...three, two, one...It's
Show Time! The 5,6th Annual
FBLA State Leadership Awards
Ceremony was underway. With
over 3,500 students in atten-
dance, individual, team and
chapter awards were
announced.
LaBelle High School and
LaBelle Middle School were rec-
ognized for participation in the
FBLA State Project, the American
Cancer Society, the Florida FBLA
National Project and the March
of Dimes. The LHS chapter also
won the second place award for
Recruitment of Professional


Courtesy photo
From left back row: Matthew Baker, Robert Higgenbothem, James Maddox, Tyler Lewis, Nick
Proverbs. Middle left: Will Smith, Greg Zimmerly, Travanna Horton, Brittany Baker, Cathy
McVay, Anthony Hernandez. Front left: Kourtney Kelting, Tehnia Small and Joshua Hernan-


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Members.
State winners from LaBelle
were Will Smith (LHS), second
place Marketing, Kourtenay Kelt-
ing (LHS), fifth place FBLA Prin-
ciples and Procedures and Gre-
gory Zimmerly (LMS) third Place
Computer Slide Show.
The state competition was


extremely difficult and leaders
are very proud of these young
people. By placing second, Will
Smith earned the right to attend
the FBLA National Conference in
June and compete in the Market-
ing Event. The National Confer-
ence will be held in Orlando and
most of the 14 students plan to


attend this exciting event.
The members of the LHS and
LMS chapters of FBLA would like
to thank all the sponsors for help-
ing them reach their state lead-
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students gained many experi-
ences while at the conference
that will aid them in their future.


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The sweetest rose to me


is the rose I see with thee


By Barbara Oehlbeck
In the Land of Flowers (roses
of course!) there is no month
that's bad for planting roses.
However, like a lot of things,
some months, admittedly, are
better than others. Among the
better ones, if not the very best, is
the merry month of May. After all,
the heat of the year is not yet with
us, the rainy season is next door
and there is that special exuber-
ance of fully realizing that winter
has wandered away...
If you've never grown roses in
Florida there's a book that will be
helpful. Yes, it's my own book,
but as far as I know there is not
another book on roses that covers
all the aspects of growing and lov-
ing them as this one does, which,
is the reason it was written: For
The Love Of Roses in Florida and
Elsewhere.
Part One: To begin with it
details Choosing Roses for Your
Garden, in other words: Help!
How Shall I Know Which Rose to
Plant? The answers) are on page.
11. Next, a chapter on the differ-
ent rootstocks, which is very
important, followed by Varieties
of Roses: which are the most pro-
lific performers? And which ones
are the most fragrant and how to
select healthy plants.
Part Two deals with site selec-
tion and planting, soil prepara-
tion, planting, transplanting and
staking.
And here, before going any far-
ther, it must be said that every-
thing in this book is stated in sim-
ple language, straightforward and
easy to understand. Besides, if
there's anything you don't under-
stand, please call me, or write, or
e-mail. I'd rather talk roses than
most anything else!
Caring for Roses...the basic
needs: feeding, watering, spray-
ing, pruning, etc.


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Photo/Barbara Oehlbeck
For the love of roses in May


And then there's the use of
compost and mulch. Also, the
question is asked: When bushes
look unhappy ... what to do?
Growing roses in containers is
also detailed...all sorts of roses
including miniatures, which are
ideal as container plants.
And if you're interested in
show roses, see page 75. Doug
Whitt is a master in the art of
growing and showing "Show
Roses."
Show roses, as such, are not
my first love, but I do love them
just the same. And I must admit
that with every day my devotion
grows for antique roses, old gar-
den roses, roses of yesterday.
After all, these roses have been
around for at least a hundred
years, so I ask: how did they sur-
vive all this time if they were not
superior, if they were not resistant
to diseases and pests and e er-
changing weather? With e\ery
old garden rose that we add to
our garden, my admiration and
love for them grows. I have yet to
spray any of these! Which is not
to say that now and then there
won't be a blemished leaf or a
"blasted" bud, but for the most
part, they seem to grow for admi-
ration, requiring little else. Right
now, within sight of where I'm


writing, there's "Old Blush"
which opens as a pink rose, then
blushes to rosy-red and in its final
stages, it's streaked with soft red.
It's a double rose but not a heavy
double. As a dut rose it's best
when a spray on one stem is cut
and that's usually enough for a
whole bouquet! This one has
been around since 1752, classed
as semi-double with an 8.7 rating
(out of a possible 10). Another
old-old antique is Mrs. B. R. Cant.
Since 1901 Mrs. Cant has been a
joy to rose lovers all over the
world with a rating of 8.9. A deep
pink and very double, the plant
simply bursts with blooms the
year round Naturally, some
"bursts" are heavier than others
but seldom if ever is the bush
without blooms. And there are
hundreds more.


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Wednesday, May 4: breaded
chicken sandwich, fresh apples, let-
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beans, orange juice, biscuit
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C NEW LOCATION!
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On THE CORNER OF
BRIDGE ST &
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825 E. Cowboy Way Suite 105
LaBelle, FL 33935
(The Wallace Plaza)

863-675-5923
Mary Diaz Broker
(561) 385-3282
Agent Yam lie Carreno
(786) 255-8096


Riverside Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition
of Judy Cross McClure to their staff of experienced real
estate brokers. With the addition of Judy's 30 years of real
estate experience, it brings our combined years of profes-
sional real estate services at Riverside to 120 years!


Native to the LaBelle area, Judy aill be glad to help with any
of your real estate needs! As Judy says, "Come by and 'll
give you a 'nickel' tour!"


RiFTAirL (AivC, w inw ,f lanai, lighted water Iall spa. separate 21 garage.
IN It.1T i.B0LLF I -.. [ rthenclos5i LccatedLonthicornerlofCaltxmaDrive. REDlOCit)
latal, new refrigerator and rnuge. $850/m, TO $400,000 call for an appointment today,
11%I[-. iFR it I CitACU GF IFOR l.E
NEW ll 11i, 1 Im" Ii.iH ACRES 3bed. A MUST SEE! This 4lk '2lathlti anufaicturje
roo'i2bath/il car gaagc siLs onf a beautiful corner one with carort on 5' a tts. inclausitelpie.
tot filled wit) fruit tries and just a block awaY fromn breakita nook,, a eltcain off Imcr lnterbdroom, Ira tt
ic ull, I,,.,, l .,nI, i '. II. l ,I, r, ,, ,i '.,. I ail d lck tiv li, Prope rty also hais 2.100 cq (L.hw n.
z.,I ..1 i1 I... iJli.L u i I, 1. l.'iliniI Call today for an appointment. Asking $329,901.
I' ilV 0 I*.\Rf t tiF u Wr *h i 1 ,I f I Also available with tisproperty is an additional 6
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2B1D!2BATH IBLI.EWII )VE \IN'MOORE
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custom oeak cabinets., eltow ground pool, screen PORT LAMI.EIJ.


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A PIECE OF PARADISE! 3/2 home on 4.4+/- acres, workshop, fruit
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BEAUTIFUL DOUBLEWIDE 3/2 mobile on 1/2 acre, like new,
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ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky "Trisha Arnold
Shary Weckwerth 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 wilft. 3 carAIC garage
with car lift, 6 car carport, Frerib d.:'-'s open r.i,., ia r.j;'is,
Home sits on 1.49 oak flied ac.:e a 190-I ,:c. raI ci
frontage. $1,600,000.
Oa i'titE gra:e th '0acie'e Ioand li,R,. BA h:me, wthI 3
beautiful view of the Catoosahatcheae River, Privacy and
Peace at its best Enjoy the sunsets oer the water on your
back screened patio. Wood, tile and carpet flooring.
Woriderdul I,,lotn lor enteria'ning planiatwin 'hunl flr indoor
uslily roii large prnal boai031 dXk W'illi CL Ofmusliw IAuo
ibu1e iiltuies poutl o3al ramp a'l iriinis COiul 5749.000
F1 Deraul Pd river 'ci.nl hmon. ',l }r :re wirh i.W ot iie
frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this 3BRP3BA +
office riverfront home like new. The new features include solid
surface countertops, cabinets, appliances, tile and carpet,
large patio to relax and enjoy the river views, new sod, irriga-
'in sy-,I-m ,r;ij&cay and boal dx $699.900
3BR'i2 CBS 'Home cni 125 lcre-s r,,aied ,ion' n.-gable
oxbow. Private boat house for storage. This quaint quiet
property also can e divided for an be divided for additional ijiainj ot,
Home has new roof, storage building and hot tub. Lawn has
fruit trees and an irrigation system. Don't letthis one pass you


ltiU N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762


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Se Habla Espafiol


by. $41000.
New consiru&b3 31fifAsplit obfr planfiFme onhcanawth
river access. Built to Dade County Codes with cathedral ceil-
ings, file, carpet and upgraded -pplince-: Ow ner frincing
possible or trade for hurricane 'jamageod openie' ,iii e
cc:.nderi- 5350.000 OWNER LOOKING AT ALL OFFERS!


rjri'a ing .at c;qg6i our ownr Island? 12.64 secluded acres
'r, oanr isoe ii caoemrit which can be removed.
$1,400,000.
. ,a., P,-rtro.-,r E ta ie h,,Tlc:. e*, h h, h ilai,,C.r, h11o
for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway. Cash or
owner financing possible. $950,000.
.'i on or, ,-0 .I nir.ri, ee r P i Indrian Hils 'on
Caloosahatchee Drive. T,' r.mesils re 3ly for your Aialer.
fromi h0ni C-wne', rF.inL.g -,ail-w 1395 000


Southern Style! Two story 3BR/3 I/2BA in the Port LaBelle
Ranchettes on lahdscaped 3,02 acres, 6-zone irrigation sys-
tem and one acres of fenced pasture. Home has two fire-
places, wood floors throughout except tile in utility room and
12 bath. Open with catwalk upstairs that adjoins two upstairs
bedrooms with private [alh in E-.i;h 3 ra' garage ati ar-il-
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Master Bedroom ftuic i., eiiring fiagqsrwe ieriac 1in1 [tih
great room, a '; '12 g irieno te1 and much irr.re Prv.-q.aii.
fiction required. $775,000.
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gation ThIrii lllP -r. lPE t l[,.L' IIOT' It'-1 nI?" ,1 IPJ
TLr._ Tree s7tA c.,ui pay for pirc-peY 1569 ,00
V/or ri GPla) ci o his Fenred acres Epoi',: S6R.'' BA
CBS home, has fireplaces in the den and living room and a
CBS workshop. 2 Quonset huts offer plenty of storage at this
Counrb Home $525,000.
S.clijlh tLerieals the ies i. r r-en you II ir timi, ?BIB"2'B-
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
rinu. in tMe iriM ialreiiclno I Call W:ay' $400 00 00
f i) .31 fl ZBRB4 ri.'m- nefr .ie n-rifdry iesraaled ,i.ld:,
.Resort & Gof Course. Home is situated on" 2.12 acres of man-
iurod lawn S375.000
/II 3 'lcu are cinLrele bl. cntickn-Dorn 4BRI2 .EA lii
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. BeautiIl
oaks adorn this comterlot. $349,900.
Thiscbuery nioAieiva fihas exr elargeroomi6si anll of
county charm. 4BR/2BA home sits on 1-f- 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 closets. This
spacious home with 2,152 square feet was built in 1991.
$285,000.
Laurn Oaks Polrt H.ni, I 34:6.R-
'B 38"-2 r, B l...hll, greenbelt.
$209,000.
imnraculaliBRB;_BA.'fitualted on ticiu ,ul '64 ai..e Old
Florida" site cb imm ia l l& gft on front and
huge screerolllH ttm ItB8.ril'oOtpran with laundry
accessbie through master bath. Own your piece of Paradise
in the Heart of LaBelle. $175000.
Belimiin6T:-' ST n" o veirezirbsrTfii-s "2BMA-has
updated kitchen, Florida room and fenced in yard. Plenty of
sioragie spa anid abundant Ituil rnep $170.000
OCl I,, p'O' ( t'riert ihsw i Si' ;3, f, orm- ,1 hoiill -2', ."
dots. Located at the end of the street so you do not have to worry
about the traffic. Additional19xll rom can be used for a TV
room or den, inside laundry room screened back porch, 16x!0
shed and the large backyard is fenced. Wood laminate, tile and
carpet flooring, kitchen bar and spacious extra bedrooms.
$169,900,
2 h eTfo.ds aciuabiiain'h:,,:e ,s,2P. B- CB S. ear, J! -.:
House is 2BRf1BA frame house, Main house has handicap bath.
L:'..-,, r ia T, ra ,*j paI qud l filjor $5165 000
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,..,in i 1 :i r ,lu o, ur ni, $149.900,
'BP. 't .i p' ; L : -.r ra p,.h hand
concrete pav .e! ll ilvvBfftlt e shed. Seller
will give a $2tWoll!,it 1 l ld.Roof is approximately
one year .ld $134 900 .. ...


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f:.:,U :,.,, B 5l Sn n .,,, acres.
S$17,00
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lyr., rc..,o: iri r i nrina1 1T.A'.li:r.eieril lr.:nej
*vlr, p,,ed l l$.. ."iI';'F le l ri.)l. ,'iA :unt, ysiiernr,
gazebo, fruit trees, irrigation system and completely fenced.
$145,000
'ao.j erful y5 :re. ..,r el, i. ..i-t p,.pep Contitl,)
fenced, enjoy the quiet country living in this 3BRP2BA manu-
'ai,.red hrm. $137,900 .

Largewa 4a :I .1 a ",, .v: 1;,; 'Pe,3ii .:, .,./it,,e'
potential. ,.' "; ,i: ,," -, : --i ;r ; :
pump is in place. Six oacding docks on front side of building. Drive in
' ;17, L i. ,'"- ,- ; I -i .:ir' 'i( "'i 'i i' ,0 1
$.iU'In L'':..'irri.i:i ll F_,wr r .ov.an L.Ba ile H 1,/ 80
fro-i s $120,000.

40 acres in Muse off of Secretariat 1/2 mile from paved road.
-lurnrinr cabin with hot & cold water to enjoy the outdoors.
Completely fenced. 4,500+/- Live Oak trees planted on 18-19
acres ranging age from 18-24 months. Laser leveled land.
Fields were engineered for drainage. Water permits in place,
Cypress head on 6-7 acres. With all this, the wiidlte is abun-
dant. Great place to get away and get back to nature.
Pr,:.id. i er, ., [.r,.Ay 52,225000.
4-;. j ,;. n .lu 100,000
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not last Ion priced to sell at $649,800.
17.94 acres with over 6,000 palm trees Queens,
Washingtonias and Canaries. The property has 2 wells & ni-
gatllon. There is a IUI RO S S*Utsl a little
TLC. Tree sales could payfproperty $569,000.
3-4- oak filled acres in one of LaBelle's premier neighbor-
hoods. $279,900. I
Highend .1ev SiUNS5VjlE l t- ard and ied
Cu'veri e be ,n 0son Lofvl survey OinE.1 $145,000
, s+ ."acres on lSH I .y & tanqull
tl l).. o'mra e Car i e -a paRe 39 900
5+1- acres of Itl idji fu aintte an road in
Pioneer Pianta R fA "t or manufac-
tured home. $105,000.
I arises :on He.-nry i'is Bi.d ir, Pir-,er Cri y t1 1 mile Nrm
Pioneer Fire Station. Portion will require backfill. Areal deal at
Wooded 5 ac e i.l)" #naved road -
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& is re for your home orMH.$95. 000.
4 separate 5+/- acre parcels to choose from in LaDeca.
Access is undetermined at this time for each parcel Seller is
seling lariano. ias Is iid noin $9 000 each lot
H gn ande I : And 23rd
seriei 589,000
Miles from noise, yet..minutes from town. 5-4 secluded,
.w.sDl.Wl 5rr'r in l9,:Fa 188,000
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".,d nomr on Rviea n r anaon -5.000.


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ndian i-,ii, S4cUMiUEeR IIIBST $55,000.
S34- aie 'loine i y lits n the ,i iri Be-imrnt are-a "C-y
waler $54.900
Mime;,i-: or. Nrrsi e 01i P0 n- ear gol course S across m
Ranchettes.
Pt LaBelle homesites. Call office for details.


Pioneer Plantation Home' LaBelle Home!
SF n l am1 TB Gral EcaelBR I 2 0 5BA .. 2C4re
$2-49,000 !750,000


LaBelle Riverfront Home!
i ,2BA I b Doc00 i36 Acre
59-95,000


East Fort Myers!
Breath taking views from the balcony of this 3BR /
2BA custom intracoastal home located in a pro-
gressive E. FL Myers riverfront Community.
$997,8C)00


LaBelle Riverfront Home! LaBelle Home. LaBelle Homel
2BRI2BA JHo teAnl4AcrA A emtll f1ldBRI1 5BA 25 ALt Beaublul Scenery 2BRIJ BA 0 24 ACm
$1,350,000 a C1 39,900 $1-75,000

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Alva 12 90S 3 38 Acre Commercal Potental
Located 1251 Palm Beach Blvd -
$1 ,900,000


Alva RIVER/CREEKFRONT HOME!
ONE-OF-A-KINDI 3BR I 2.5BA / 3G Home
Offered on 5+/- acres with detached
Workshop/Apt. w/ 425' of Riverfront viewl
$1 ,950,000


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Clewiston 2 50 Acre Lot Alva 1 00 Riverfront Lot LaBelle 2.08 Acre Lot
Located 78 N Hedna St Located 1305 Eagle Pt Dr Located 0 Liv Oak Lane
eO,000 $495,000 -s. $1 Q99.o900


Sherri Denning
Licensed-Real Estate Broker since 1985


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Associates


- Lisa Herr
- Paul Mea
- Art Fry
- Greg Bon
- Jesse Wal
- Vvonne Hi


- \Vayne Mcquaig
- Lisa Cleghorn
- Bonnie Denning, CPA
- Tracey Williams
- Joyce Gerstman
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LaBelle 0 25 Acre Homesite LaBelle 1.00 Acre Homesite Montura 1.03
Located 5018 Tradewinda Circle Diainbab OdI FL Defaud ofllwat Lol Located 875 N I
$ ,39.950 $195,000 $3 5 C


BRAND NEW!! BEAU RIVAGt
Sophilticated Charm In Baetlfui 1
Downtown Fort Myrs Two 3BR / 3BA
UnitRe to Choose From Gal In oPn ie
Around Laval for Ihe InveOtrmna
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28, 2005


Purchasing a home involves a roller coaster of emotions, a pile
of paperwork and nerves of steel. Beginning the process with-
out a cursory course in home buying is not a wise venture. Here
are steps along the way to expect on the way to your final des-
tination home ownership.
Step 1: Affordability: Before you visit a real estate agent, decide
on a price range. The best way to do so is to sit down with a
financial consultant or mortgage broker who will weigh your
current debt against your income and savings.
Step 2: Finding a home: Finding your prospective home can be
a time-consuming process. Consult with a real estate broker,
who will have current listings and up-to-date information, or
set out on your own search by visiting open houses.
Step 3: Making an offer: In most states, you'll be required to
make a formal offer on the house in the form of a written con-
tract. It will state your intended offer price as well as informa-
tion on a down payment and proposed closing date.
Step 4: Securing a mortgage: Now that you know your pur-


chase price, find a lender who will agree to lend you the money.
Shop around for the best offer from several financial institu-
tions, keeping in mind the current interest rate.
Step 5: Contact an attorney: You'll likely want to contact an
attorney who will guide you through the legalities that will
ensue. (The seller probably has an attorney working for him.)
A lawyer can review the contract and advocate for items in
your favor like improvements that need to be made, or
appliances you'd like to keep. Your attorney will also facilitate
contact between the seller, so you won't need to be involved so


thoroughly in the
process.
Step 6: Home
inspection: A
licensed professional
can best assess if the
home is structurally
sound and built


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GaedCommuity $85,000

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according to code. Should anything be illegal, o
par, the inspector will include it in his report.
Step 7: Walk-through: In most cases, you'll b
through the prospective home right before the c
sure the house is in the agreed upon condition.
Step 8: The closing:You'l be required to
sign paperwork and present fees, called
closing costs. Examples of closing costs
include: down payment, property taxes,
attorney's fee, points, title insurance, cleri-
cal/processing costs, proof of homeowner's
insurance
After you've signed what seems like a mil-


;' 238 N. Bridge St. LaBele, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lie. ReJl Es.iae Bruker
*Associates: Dwight Hadfield, Sandra
O ^ r Alexander, Ja.mes Tanner, Roxana
0 thwesftF bat Cisneros & Linda Dekle Davis
Re.Adt Gfroul p, 1Ic. w 'w.southwestlloridare.diygroup.cuni
Sr. lHAiLs EsVnt

HOMESI sibilities. Adjoining 19.82+/- arn..s also available.
* $210,000 This 3/1.511 Ft. Myers home is a $225,000 Highway 29 S Frontage, 2.25+/-
newly remlxteled must se'W! acres zoned lG-M.
MOBILE HOMES; $159,000 -Bautiful 1.3+/ acre, wooded lot
* MI 40 'i 1 'lri. .m'ring with creaekonKFt.D)enaudIRId.
i,, .i..I 0,tWaTl. o(f $46,900 Convenient 32 acre in town lot on
-ras. DPon't miss out on this (one comer of Missouri and S~minole,
,* $ I 4viotmg i 1 .,, '* $35,000 -1.07 +/- acre skated on paved road
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S$89,900 .. 3D'ZiA mnle home on l+/- acre i1go t R ChnTRA -
with new carpet, vinyl andil paint. .
$89,900.New38 D,2BAmAilekhomeon ,65i/- '$3. j .Gn g I it..' c ae

t l~ 0e0WoCt r. viny mi sc-t thL one!
* '9.' X ) 19)/21\i mobile home ava-lilie In $4i.900. .ai',1t Lilklk I, | t -acre
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ii,, .li.n ,, i .I ave, $35 ,1d aes, $35,000 Nice .22+/- acre lot in growing area
* J1.025.b-I 1 ames, secluded, lots of clwoetoLaBclle.
trees. fronts on two roads, owner will divike. .1$3. A ,Ill
S$940,000 4it aresa ht to and a amvage. f ale .- with
Owner wili split. t*** n..i iri ,S' f. ,
* .i90.000 :Ss0.,OOn ,., .' k :, ....: $29,IWB,,eWRg 4,k;lle.
h. l,j[,, .' ..$.. '0 W .. i vrr. i, I.., ,. c to reMMER cAL
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e able to walk
dosing to make


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle All New CBS Construction
ONLY 1 NEW SPEC HOMES LEFT
BEAUTIFUL NEW CYPRESS MODEL
Granite Countertops, Sprinkler System
$198,400 Ready to Move In!!!
HOME PACKAGES STARTING AT $162,900!
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8 FLOOR PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM OR BRING YOUR OWN
New Homes Resales Lots
Call for FIREE Prequalification
LOTS 4 SALE IN PORT LABELLE STARTING AT $36K .
***OWNER FINANCINGI*
Kathy Hut chins i.. Real gtat,1eBroke
Office: 863-612-0551* Fax: 863-612-0553
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A204046463F JIM WA.LTER
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lCie.intuI house I' i l-i'lk in (Ciunra
". iljI C Gre.Iat icr home 585.900
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A20503q720F HOI IID\Y PARK -
lieu.tt trtu-tr homeI S0.,000
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A2050393'10F PORT LX\BLI.L -
' i1I I. l .'- -. ilable in Port Lji'Ai, area
$38,500
A205014606F PORT [ABEI.LE DT -
Several lots available in port labelle to
choose Irom $32500


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area many ro choose from $32,500
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go.,1r lots available in Port LaBelle.

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$32,500


A20541it4M8I PORT l.\I .I -
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REAL ESTATE
97 PARKm AVENI, LABrAL, FL 3;I13'tA9mo.oss FROmt BAOnN PAt-"
863-675-2718
www.labelleriverside.com 4 mallf- ll s h ir'lvIr e -.arhlr ltlhk s-.I


FEATURES OF THE WEEK
GREAT LOCATION. Fully rented,
beautifully restored historic comrn-
mercial building. It is surrounded by
shops and businesses of all types in a
moderately high traffic area in the
heart of LaBelle. $595,000.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITY w/227 frontage
on Hwy. 29159+/- acres on corner of
Hwy. 29 and N. Industrial Loop
Road, 3 steel buildings --
(Warehouse 3,800 sq. ft; shop -
1,600 sq. ft.; office building 2,520 sq.
ft.) all currently leased. $1,300,000.


Se HabIa
Espaolf


features all neA liVhenII .tppli.inceC.
wood blinds, walk- in closcrts and
covered porch. $259,900.
WATERFRONT


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T4~ ~ 1, *ANMIA


Court House. 3)500 sq ft CB
home has perfect office flo
plus an attached efficiency
meat. $349,000.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA
HOME IN LABELLE feature
family room, formal living
heated pool, hot tub, screen
lanai and nicely manicured
$225,000.
3BR/1BA DOUBLEWIDE Mv


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OAKS GALORE! ONE ACRE GATED 2.75+/- ACRE RIVER- r .
CORNER LOT Zoned R,2 and FRONT state, Top quality con- new roo
features a 3BR/2BA CBS home struction and design features soar- ioner an
N/2;500 total square feet...ceramic ing cathedral citing,, granite oner ar
tile, screened porch and 2 car garage. kitchen counter tops, security sys- 64900
$269,900. rem, custom pool w/caged lanai, 2
3BR/1BA CBS HOME ON 8.8+/- 1/2 car garage and soft lit walkway 2BR/2BA
ACRES fronting on paved road to your own private dock. You will MOBILE


approx. 3 miles from town. Proper
is fenced & cross fenced w gor.geoL
oaks and pole barn. $490,000.
COUNTRY CHARMERI Th
4 BRR2BA two-story home is situato
on nicely landscaped 1/2 acre l
-w/scattered oaks throughout. Hon


Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates -Nancy Hedrickson, Margaret \'hitlc,
Yvoniie Doll, Consuelo Tarin, Suzanne Sherrod
and Judy Cross McClure


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enjoy the numerous fountains and
endless sunsets. A must see!
$1,500,000. UNDER CONTRACT
GORGEOUS 10 ACRE RIVER-


ad FRONT PROPERTYi One of the
lot few ri vee the market.
e This s very unique
w!600+7 #6.tt4h the beauti-
ful Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy
endless views from the raised river-
bank. $1,600,000.

HOMES IN THE CITY
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL!
Located very close to Hwy 80 and


in'
air
id new exterior



DOUBLE
HOME ON 1/2


Cathedral clings, family
breakfast bar, large back. pop
fenced yard. Located on pav
approx. 3 miles south of
$89,000.
3BR/IBA CBS HOME R
remodeled, new cabinets,
tile and paint inside an
$79,900. UNDER CONTRA
TBR/IA C R SHOMF- lOC


3S/brick
or plan
/ apart-


HOMES ON ACREAGE
320-/- ACRES W/RECENTLY
REMODEP.D 4BR/2BA HOME,.


barns, some improved pasture and
POOL woods. Jack's Branch runs through
es large property. Located 1/2 mile north of
r oom, Hwy 720 on Nine Mile Road.
ed pool $4,800,000.
lawn. ONE OF A KINDI Custom built
IOBILE 3BR/3 1/2BA cedar + stone home on
n quiet 8.58+/- acres covered with tons of
eluding large oaks. Perfect home for enter-
condi training features stone heated pool
siding. and spa w/2 waterfalls, custom pool
lighting, screened lanai, tiki bar
w/surround sound and sundeck.
Interior. features porcelain tile
EWIDE throughout the first floor, stone fire-
ACRE. place, movie theater room set up
room, w/l00" screen and surround sound,
rch and wood floors upstairs, game room
ed road w/bar and much more. This home is
LaBelle. a must see! REDUCED $995,000.
NEWLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA


.ecendy
ceramic
id out.,
cATl
CATED


IN THE CITY LIMITS. Fixer upper
- good investment property.
$74.900. UNDER CONTRACT!


HOME surrounded by oaks on one
acre. Custom wood cabinets
throughout, large master bedroom +
screen porch. REDUCED $179,900
ACREAGE/ LOTS
1.980 ACRE RANC Peace and
quiet at( r '-fl1y wooded
properly pasture,
fenced + cabin, $2,650 per acre.


30+/- SECLUDED ACRES
LOCATED IN MUSE
AREA.Beauitful parcel w/mostly
pines and palmettos. Accessed by
easement.$300000.
as Ao ock on
paved ro! 0,000.
INCOME
QM i L mobile
home R details.
$24,900.
COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS
POTENTIAL
PRIME HWY 80 CORNER BUSI-


NESS POTENTIAU 195 ft. fronting
on Hwy 80 and 200 ft. deep. Great
investment for future business.
$279,900. UNDER CONTRACT!
TURN-KEY OPERATION with
chefs, managers and wait staff in place.
Established130 + seat restaurant locat-
ed in the heart of LaBdlle. Great busi-
ness opportunity. $115,000.
~QMMERCIAJ PROPERTY in
the city of LaBelle with frontage on
Lee and Missouri St. Perfect place to
locate your business at a reasonable
price $100,000. UNDER CON-
TRACT
INDUSTRIAL
4.14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRI-


AL W/AIRPORT ACCESS,
Property features 80'xlO0' hanger
plus 1998 3BR/2BA 2,200 sq. ft.
doublewide mobile home. Great
investment... Great location!
$1,500,000.


COUNTDOWN TO HOME OWNERSHIP


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16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28,2005


RCMA cited for exemplary


Head Start programs

Executive Director urges Congress to expand funding


Reflecting exemplary Head
Start programs operated by the
Redlands Christian Migrant Associ-
ation, RCMA Executive Director
Barbara Main-
ster was invited
to testify Thurs- ,,
day, April 14, .
before the U.S.
House Sub-
committee on V
Education .
Reform. RCMA A .
was one of just
four organiza-
tions in the Courtesy photo
country invited Barbara
to testify. Ms. Mainster
Mainster urged
Congress to expand Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) fund-
ing, noting that support for this pro-
gram has actually declined as a
percentage of the overall Head
Start appropriation.
"Existing MSHS programs


maintain significant wait lists and,
in many areas of the country, there
are no MSHS programs in opera-
tion to provide services to migrant
farm worker children when they
move into a state," Ms. Mainster
said in prepared testimony.
"We urge the committee to
look at ways by which additional
resources can be directed to meet
the needs of migrant and seasonal
children who are currently unable
to move off wait lists and access
services to keep them out of the
field and give them the important
step up that Head Start can pro-
vide," she added.
At issue is the reauthorization of
the $6.9 billion Head Start pro-
gram, with a focus on improved
financial management at the local
level and an overall goal of parental
involvement, success among stu-
dents and highly qualified teachers
and administrators.
Based in Immokalee, RCMA


operates 70 programs serving
6,000 children in rural communi-
ties throughout Florida. Nearly
3,000 children are enrolled in Head
Start programs, including 1,700 in
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start.
In his letter inviting Ms. Mainster
to Washington, U.S. Rep. Mike Cas-
tle (R-Delaware), chairman of the.
Education Reform subcommittee,
wrote: "Because you are a director
of an exemplary Head Start pro-
gram, I would appreciate your tes-
timony describing the characteris-
tics of a high-quality Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start program, and
the services you provide to this
unique population of children and
families."
Ms. Mainster credited RCMA
staff statewide with the honor,
telling employees in an e-mail: "I
hope you all realize this is a reflec-
tion of all the hard work, thoughtful
actions and passion you continue
to show for the families we serve."


Las Noticias en Espanol


Trabajos Disponibles
No se le olvide la feria de traba-
jo que tendra lugar en el Centro
Civico de La Belle el proximo
viernes 29 de abril de las 9 a.m.
hasta 1:00 p.m. Esta es una oca-
sion que no se puede
desaprovechar porque usted ten-
dra la oportunidad de aplicar si
sus calificaciones son las que el
empleador esta buscando. La
semana pasada les dimos varias
recomendaciones para tener
exito en la busqueda del empleo
ideal. Ahora les ofrecemos que
Agencies Companias o Corpora-
ciones estaran en la feria, asi
podra prepararse con su resume
y arreglarse apropiadamente,
recuerde que la primer impre-
sion es la clave, su apariencia, su
actitud y modales son basicas. Si
proyecta una buena impression,
tendra una mejor oportunidad,
alguien con buena apariencia luce
arreglado, limpio y orgulloso.
La Compania Azucarera, La
Oficina del Alguacil, La Cor-
recional de Moore Heaven, Servi-
cios Para Mayores, El Ejercito, La
Compania Duda e Hijos, El Cuida-
do de Ancianos Oakbrook, Servi-
cios Sanitarios Suncoast, Rancho
Hamon y El Banco Comunitario
Cipres Viejo estaran ofreciendo
empleo. Ademas La Escuela de
adults, El Centro de Educacion
del Suroeste Floridiano, El Institu-
to Tecnico del Condado Lee, La
Escuela de Manejo Key Power y el
Program para Agricultores ofre-
ceran information concerniente a
oportunidades de estudiar. Para
mas information Ilame al Concilio


de Desarrollo Economico en El
Condado Hendry. 863-6007. Se
habla Espanol.
Sindrome Del
Bebe Sacudido
La causa mas comun de
muertes de bebitos en El Estado
Floridiano es las del bebe sacudi-
do, una muerte lamentable de
abuso infantil que se puede pre-
venir de cuerdo con los experts
que trabajan con Familias Salud-
ables (Healthy Families) en con-
junto con El Departamento de
Salud del Condado Hendry.
De acuerdo con Jim Martinson
quien es trabajador en el progra-
ma Families Saludables .de La
Belle, si los bebes o menores
hasta la edad de 7 son sacudidos,
director o indirectamente pueden
sufrir severos traumas en el cere-
bro.
Generalmente los bebes lloran
much entire las edades de 3 a 6
meses, en este tiempo es que los
padres pueden perder el control y
sacuden el bebe sin saber lo que
estan haciendo.
Si usted agarra un huevo crudo
y lo sacude observara que la clara
y la yema se juntan formando una
sola masa, eso es exactamente lo
que sucede al sacudir un infante el
cerebro se despega por parties, ese
fenomeno ocurre porque el cere-
bro del infante no esta todavia
bien desarrollado. Los bebes que
son sacudidos y no mueren van a
sufrir serious problems, algunos
nunca podran caminar, otros
necesitaran much terapia por el
resto de lavida.


Es normal que los padres se
sientan frustrados de ver que el
infante no para de Ilorar, por eso
Families Saludables recomienda
que revise al bebe con todas sus
necesidades basicas de alimenta-
cion, higiene y cuidado, si el bebe
todavia sigue llorando sin ninguna
razon hay que dejarlos Ilorar un
rato, eso no quiere decir que son
padres descuidados solo estan
ensenando al bebe buenos
habits para que no se acostum-
bre que cada vez que Ilora hay
que correr. Tenga paciencia, el
bebe se calmara si no esta enfer-
moo incorfortable.
Para mas information Ilame
sobre abuso de bebe sacudido
llame a Jim Martinson que habla
espanol en La Belle: 674-4041
extension 140. Maria Reyes en
Clewiston: 902-2311 extension
526. Los padres pueden Ilamar a:
(800) FLA-LOVE que es una linea
gratis de consejeria cuando el
bebe tenga una crisis de llorar sin
parar.
Preparation
La escuela de Primaria Glades
Oeste localizada en Muse anuncia
que recibira aplicaciones para
estudiantes de Kinder el miercoles
10 de mayo desde la 10 am en el
salon de music. Los estudiantes
deben de tener la edad de 5
cumplida antes del 1 de septiem-
bre, certificado de nacimiento, tar-
jeta de Seguro Social (si es nacido
aqui) si no tiene tarjeta, no es
ningun incoveniente, tener al dia
todas las vacunas y un examen
fisico.


Upcoming Events


Friday, April 29
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting
7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting
Bingol Our Lady Queen of Heav-
en Catholic Church, Early bird 6:45,
Regular at 7 p.m. NO Smoking
Saturday, April 30,
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Sunday, May 1,
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Episco-
pal Church of the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port


LaBelle, open discussion
Monday, May 2
Friends of the Library: 3 p.m.
Library Cottage
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7 p.m.
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6
p.m., First Christian Church, Social
Hall, 1,38 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. BOW
Ford, Sunset Park Community
Assoc. 7 p.m. Old Daniels School,
Manatee Ave.
Pioneer Neighborhood Watch: 7
p.m. Pioneer Community Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting


Tuesday, May 3
LaBelle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m.,
Flora & Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.'
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's,
noon
F/S Park Community Meeting:
Daniels School/Community Center,
6:30 p.m.


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I do hereby Proclaim the City of LaBelle Election
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Mayor Commissioner, and Tax Assesor
Commissioner and Tax Collector
Commissioner, (Deadline for petition method
5:00 p.m., May 8. Qualifying week Noon, May
30 to Noon, June 3. The voter registration books
will close at 5:00 p.m. June 20, 2005.

Proclamacion de un election por Ciudad de
LaBelle el dia 19 de Julio 2005 por oficina alcalde
de comisionados, tasador de impuestos comi-
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
; Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
00 Numbers 160


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SFound: blind toy poodle,
X- black, female, Helms Rd.
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CAT- Gray w/white paws.
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CAT- Large, neutered, male, 6
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FREE CUR PUPPIES to good
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old. Call Roy or Heather
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2 females, 3 males.
X (863)675-3904.
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KITTENS- Bwks old, to good
homes, very cute,
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7a-12p, Behind Akin Davis
Funeral Home.
Baby items, Furniture,
Miscellaneous Items.
See you there!



LaBelle, Saturday, April 30th.
9a-?, 343 N. Lee St.
Computer Systems from $75.
Computer Parts & Equipment.


LeBELLE, Multiple Family Sat.
April 30th, 7am-2pm, 57
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tona Rd. Huge Yard Sale.
Maytag dryer, 1950's Blonde
vanity chest, dressers, old
collectibles old dishes.
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Emrn loyment -
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Employment -
M.dical 210
Employs nt -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Want 220
Job nfor-mation 225
Job Training 227
.ales. 230


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Carpenter Wanted
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work. 1-800-345-0060
CHILD CARE WORKER
LaBelle Child Care Center
has an opening for Exp. Child
care worker. CDA preferred.
APPLY at Children Garden of
LaBelle 745 Hwy PO Box
249. LaBelle, Fl.
33975-4132. Phone
863-675-3311 or fax
863-675-6162.
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
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CLEANERS NEEDED
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Alico, Inc.

Is now hiring a MECHANIC
for the Citurs Division
with at least 2 years grove experience.
Good Benefits, Plus Retirement.
Apply in person at the Allico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.


Allico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Building Inspector in LaBelle and Clewiston.
Must have inspectors license or
construction background.
Positions open until filled.
Vet Pref EEO Drug Free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance call HR Department.


CHILD CARE CENTER DIRECTOR
Child Care of S.W. Florida
is. looking for an experienced
director for the LaBelle center.
Degree in Early Childhood or W
related field required.
SEND TO:
CCSWFL 3626 Fowler St., $1
Fort Meyers, FL 33901
or Fax: 239-278-3031
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Call Pat @ 863-674-4041x 118
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GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE
Has an opening in the Mapping
Department. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal purposes
using ESRI ArcGIS software. Applicants
need experience in understanding and
drawing legal descriptions. Must have
good computer skills. Applications
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to 5pm at The Glades County
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Moore Haven, FL 33471


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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


PRESCHOOL TEACHER
(Immokalee Indian Res.)


HS Dip. & A.C.D.A. credential, 40
hours DCF training. Ability to meet
r the County's licensing agent.
requirement. Valid Florida
CDL, class D w/P endorsement.
Fax resume w/salany req. to:
(954)967-3477


RECEPTIONIST
Based in our new Immokalee area facility near
the Hendry County Correctional Facility, the
receptionist will provide administrative support
including answering phones, data entry & misc.
office duties. Qualified candidates will be fluent
in English, possess computer skills, including
Microsoft Office applications along with the
ability to learn quickly and be a team player. We
are a Drug Free Workplace. We offer competitive
compensation along with a complete benefits'
program. Please fax your resume to
305-471-8983, attn: HR Dept.
I
UTILITY OPERATOR / MECHANIC
CITRUS PROCESSING
Southern Gardens is seeking a utility operator/mechanic
with 3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air, ammonia
refrigeration, and waste water systems. Shift work and
weekends required.
Requirements: High school or equivalent; ability to pass PFT
fit test and respiratory physical.
Excellent Pay. Bonus. 401 K. Benefits. and Overtime.
Contact: HR Dept. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southemgardens.com


BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced In computerized F/R,
nAP & Excel. Strong accounting background
& aMi. for detail, ax resume w/salaiy req.
to 863-983-5116
Shop here first! Find itfaser.Sell itsooner
The classified ads in the classleds


VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Based in our new Immokalee area facility near
the Hendry County Correctional Facility, the
veterinary technician must be capable of working
independently with minimal supervision. Good
organizational & recordkeeping skills are a
must. Qualified candidates willbe fluent in
English and drug free. We offer competitive
compensation along with a complete benefits
,,oroggam. Please fax your resume to
.; Donna at 305-471-8983


I SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board is accepting
applications for employment for a six week Summer Youth
Program. Positions available are for: Program Director,
Assistant Program Director & Group Leaders
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2005.
Applications, job descriptions and requirements are
available at the Personnel Department, 2 nd Floor,
Administration Building, Courthouse, LaBelle.
Veterans preference as outlined in the Florida Statutes.
Hendry County is an equal opportunity employer.
Drug Free Workplace.



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
CEMIONER0


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,
vacaciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.


I WELDBER I


Duda is looking for an experienced welder
for our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay
commensurate with experience. Drug free
workplace. Apply in person at 1510 Hwy 29
N., Flelda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay at
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/F/M


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller.
Se ofrece un paquete que incluye un
plan medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones,
plan de retiro, y otros beneficios. Sueldo
sequn la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29
Norte, Felda, Florida. Hable con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863)
673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.


LEASE DRIVERS NEEDED
(CDL) required. To haul Citrus.
Please call (863)675-2408.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICA-
TIONS PT/FT No Exp Neces-
sary $50 Cash Hiring Bonus
(888)287-6011 ext 107
www.USMailingGroup.com.


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Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun


We are seeking a full time,
Ad Manager for Outside Sales in
an exciting and enjoyable career in
advertising. The right candidate
should:

*Be a self-managed individual
'Have an out going personality
*Be able tolMulti-Task
*Have strong computer skills
*Reliable transportation

Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered,
*Competitive pay and benefits
*Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
Cewiton News Glades County D rat and The Sun
Are An Eqal Opporuity Employer


Full Time Front Office
available. Pleasant, mature
personality needed. MUST
ave organizational, typing,
computer and general office
skills. Background in health
insurance billing, account-
ing, or collections helpful,
but not necessary. Bilingual
would be helpful. Send re-
sume to PO Box 518R
GENTIVA
HEALTH SERVICES
America's Home Healthcare
Leader
MEDICAL
* Registered nurses and
physical therapists-
salaried w/benefits and
Per Diem.
Home Health Aides
(Lehigh/LaBelle area)
Branch Director- Expert
knowledge of Medicare,
Home Health Regs, fis-
cal/personnel manage-
ment experience and
sales experience re-
quired.
You owe it to yourself to
learn more about Gentiva
and benefits that include
medical, dental, vision,
401(k), ESPP and free CEU's
at Gentiva University.
Call Portia at 1-866 GENTI-
VA or email: portia.ander-
soncgentiva .com.
COME HOME TO
GENTIVA
EOE

PORTABLE SANITATION
COMPANY- is seeking route
driver. Clean MVR and Class
B CDL or Class D with air
brake and tanker endorse-
ments required. Excellent
pay and benefits. Call
(863)675-1643 or
(863)675-1643
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did it,
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
TRACTOR DRIVERS NEEDED
at Citrus Grove. Good pay &
good benefits Interested
Please call 239-369-9617.
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL Class A
FOREMAN
For Sod Crew
Year round, Local
Phone: (863)675-2140


Hair Stylist
Needed at
Sissi's
Place
264 N.
Bridge St.
LaBelle
863
675-7474

WELDER & MAINTENANCE
PERSONAL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company Call
(863)675-1454
WELDER/LABORER
(863)675-6683



HANDYMAN
Concrete Finisher to help
homeowner around house.
Must have own tools and ex-
amples of work. Call
(863)675-1929.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (800)814-6323
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Fantastic Business Opportu-
nity. Family Financial Cen-
ters Provides a unique
approach to the check cash-
ing and payday loan busi-
ness (877)236-5508.
www.familyfinancialcen-
ters.com.
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025
Vending Route Local-
Coke/Lays/Mars/Water. Fi-
nancing Available w/$7,500
Down. Great locations and
(877)843-8726-(02037-SC
960).
WORK FROM HOME
Part Time/ Full Time
VISIT
www.getvideogetpaid.com.


EARLY LEARNING SPECIALIST
Immediate opening for the Rollason State Office.
We are making a difference, come join us. Early
Learning Specialist to be responsible for prepar-
ing, analyzing and monitoring local and state-
wide childcare proposals, contracts, reports,
and database systems to ensure compliance
with all applicable federal, state, local and pri-
vate funding rules and regulations and etc.
Bachelors degree in Business, Finance or related
field preferred, but previous experience in man-
aging government contracts and work experi-
ence in nonprofit organizations may substitute
while continuing to pursue degree. Bilingual
(English/Spanish) helpful, but not required. Able
to work flexible hours, occasional evenings and
varying daytime shifts and occasional weekend
work may be required. Must have or be able to
obtain a Florida driver's license. Send resume to
Charlene Edwards at the Rollason State Office,
402 West Main St., Immokalee, FL 34142 by
April 29, 2005.
RCMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national
origin, religion, or disabilities.


Be a self-managed individual
Have an out going personality
*Be able to handle pressure
Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
1Vicrosoft Word
*Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay and benefits
*Life and Disability Insurance'
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat and The Sun
Are An Equal Opportunity Employer


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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005i Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.

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

Services


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical ServiceB435


AFFORDABLE In Home
Child Care. Lots of activi-
ties & Entertainment
Fenced in yard. 1 opening.
Meals proviedWo4.ywar-..
& older. (863)673-3662

IN HOME CHRISTIAN
DAY CARE
Has an opening
for an infant
7:00- 5:30pm Mon-Fri
(863)674-0539
Will babysit ages 18 mths. to
5. $50/week w/$50 dep.,
breakfast, lunch & snacks
incld. Hours 6:30 5:30,
plenty of references. Call
s. Debbie @
(863)675-4568.


AFFORDABLE CLEANING
Office or Home
Low prices
Available for weekends
(863)673-3662


COMPUTER SERVICE,
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built
tutoring. Win.95.98,
2000, ME, XP. licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925


Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun

AD SERVaIC


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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading


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birth to age nine.


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DENTAL HYGENTIST
(Part Time)

Full Time Benefits,
Pension Plan & Great Salary.

FUN OFFICE!!!

(863)674-0799


We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:


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DISC JOCKEY
Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties, qun-
ceaneras. 675-1625.
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looed for It?



SOUTH FLORIDA
DEMOLITION
We will demolish
and remove any structure
(863)675-4367


.. HORSE
BOARDING
By week or month.
863-674-1355 or
239-860-0963



DIVORCE & INCORP $99 Plus
paternity & other family law
forms. Fast, reliable & accu-
rate. Call (888)Speed-44 or
(888-773-3344). Legal Ex-
pedia Inc, 8am-6pm week-
days.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
DIVORCES $275+$350 *
COVERS children, etc. Only
one signature required! Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days 800-462-2000, ext.
600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977
NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-_
RESTED? Criminal Defense.
*State *Federal *Felonies'
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Li-
cense Suspension *Parole
*Probation *Domestic Vio-
lence *Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney Re-
ferral Service
(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
DAYS A WEEK.
NEED AN ATTORNEY
ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
*State, *Federal,*Felonies,
*Misdemeanors, *DUl,
*License Suspension,
*Parol, *Probation,
*Domestic Violence,
*Drugs "Protect Your Rights"
A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
800-733-5342
24HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.


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




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Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic. & insured.
Call 863-675-3955.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Anti ucs 510
ne 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materlae540
Business Equipment 545
Carpeta/Rugs 650
Shildren'a Itemu 555
Clhina. Glawam Eto. 560
Coins/tamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Vldeo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cnrulee 590
nmUow 9 Flabric 595
place Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Fur 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewe" 635
LampLs 640e
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
Sw Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevIsion/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
(863)674-0467.
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or
863)763-2632.


CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50.,(863)763-7358
CHEST FREEZER- Sinail floor
nodel 50(t863)9216-l481

DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR- 22 Cub,
Kenmore washer, GE Dryer,
90 day warr. $500 will sep.
(863)675-0948.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER,
Upright, $100.
(863)635-1794
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep. (863)675-0810



TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


BOOKS, Assortment from Ro-
mance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard
Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster(trademark)
Buildings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect Gar-
age/Workshop/Barn. Call
S800)341-7007. www.Steel-
asterUiSA.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12 = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.

:Mt iags 540


FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new,. $200 neg.
(863)467-0877.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.

METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.


WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.
(863)763-3693.


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nlHtems^


CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.
WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic thb, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031


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PFALTZGRAFF Brown Drip
Glaze Dishes. 107 pieces.
$100. (863)635-2983 Leave
Message.


WEDDING DRESS; sz. 4, Glo-
Sria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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COMPUTER E-MACHINE-
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" monitor,
$200.(772)461-8822
PAINTING Of Loxahatchee
River-by I. Fletcher of Jupiter
'50's. $200. (772)461-8822


COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158
COMPUTER MONITOR- Dell,
17"1 E773. New, never used.
Still in box. $100.
(863)763-1527.
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
E-Machine $175.
(863)467-8797


BED, California King size, with
headboard & mattress, $300
will sell separately.
(863)675-0104
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily, from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695)... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or can (800) 82-U-BILD
*. u-bild.com
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BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
(863)675-3699.
COFFEE TABLE; 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300Jall. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
FRENCH PROVINCIAL 2, twin
beds 3 dressers 1 mirror &
night stand $250.
(863)675-5968
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
SECTIONAL SOFA Very clean,
Beige reversible pillows,
$500. Must see.






EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.

GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-57560


GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632

GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm ed. Wrk r Plea(863)946-0296

RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
measure. 36 V charger. $1100599.






(863)763-5110.



STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
(863)467-2292.
WEIGHT SET: 150 2bs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829



WATER HEATER Runs Great.
firm. (863)467-2132/397-83




RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.


6150U. (863/O3-8149



PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.
(863)674-1105.


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BRAND NEW COMPUTER Bad
Credit? No Problem! You're
approved. Guaranteed. No
Credit Check Checking ac-
count required.
800)507-4855 Blue Hippo
funding Call now for free
bonus.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.
FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
(863)674-9986
FREE 4-ROOMI DIRECT SYS-
TEM includes standard in-
stallation. 3 MONTHS FREE
50+ Premium Channels.
Access to over 225 chan-
nels! Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
125HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$3,250. Neg. 850-871-4077
ONE CALL STANDS BETWEEN
YOUR BUSINESS and mil-
lions of potential customers.
Place your advertisement in
the FL Classified 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 Network
Director at (866)742-1373,
or e-mail hmo-
la@flpress.com for more in-
formation. (Out of State
placement is also available.)
Visit us online at www.flori-
da-classifieds.com.
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.


KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
(863)357-6825.
*PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
863-610-1863.
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.


Shoreside
Realty &
Mortgage, Inc.

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863.674-0101
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.
ALVA AREA 2/2
manufactured home in
55 and older riverfront
community. Priced to


sell at $219,900.
Call us today the


"Active Realtors"
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new w/all accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.
PEACH & WHITE DOVES- old
enough to eat on their own,
$20 each. (863)675-6214
aft 6.
RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parenis
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.
TAN DOVES (8)- make good
pets. $5.00 each.
(863)675-6214.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-3753.


SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person De-
luxe. Never Used. Includes
Cover. Will Deliver. Full War-
ranty. Can Finance W.A.C.
Payments Under $100 per
Month. In a Hurry. Call
(800)980-7727.




4..

SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. neg. (863)467-7659



BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.
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Radio 071


CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
$80. (863)467-8797
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
TV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.
(863)467-6805


JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.


y & Game


POWER WHEELS- 2, Big Jake
& caterpillar, $50. Will sep-
arate. (863)675-3699.
XBOX GAME CONSOLE inc.
1 controller, power cord, a/v
cable no games incl., $120
firm. (863)673-5206


EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use
$135 (863)763-8149
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.
(863)467-6548


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


Advertise your business in

Call A Pro
For only

$10 a week

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


Agriculture



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



FARM TRACTOR, 1947 John
Deere A, 2 cyl. engine. Good
cond. $2500 239-947-1147
YANMAR DIESEL, 22 hp,
4wd, includes new 4 ft. bush
hog. (239)947-1147


Fresh picked black eyed peas
& Silver Queen corn, 23801
N. River Rd., Alva, (at Lee &
Hendry County line on #78).
(239)728-6629


HORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
HORSES FOR SALE- Sorrel.
Mare & Yearling colt, very
gentle, easy ride for kids,
2500 (863)673-0065
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.

(863)674-0212.


BUSH HOGS & BOXBLADE
SERVICE
Reasonable rates.
Free Estimates.
Call Fred (863)673-3790.

FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
(8.63)675-1914/673-1846
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358


CHICKENS FOR SALE
Laying Hens, assorted
Breed. $10 each. neg.
(863)675-0651
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
PIGS FOR SALE, corn fed, 40
Ibs. & up. (863)675-3121


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land.- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



INDUSTRIAL BUILDING -



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



Furnished/Unfurnished.
Yearly lease, 2BR/2BA. Just
off of the Caloosahatchie
River. No Pets.
(561)358-3584


SIHi l jl I-s l


F s!, I Sal[iIe


MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.

Mobile Homes


PAUL ROSER


REACTORS .


675-0898
WORLDWIDE INTERINET MARKETING


675 4550
10 acres with
approx. 600 ft. on
Hwy 80W less than 1
mile from city limits.
$2,000,000.
3B/2B w/office &
fire M m [ any
Idm" on
4.5 acres. $499,000.
3B/2B w/horsebam,
fen % cross

$149,900.
Corner lot in the city
with trees for
$36,900.
Rodney Murray
Lk. Real etate Broker
Assoc: Seth Howard
FORECLOSED GOV'T HOMES
$0 or Low down Tax repos
and bankruptcies! No Credit
O.K. $0 to low down. For
listings (800)501-1777 ext.
1299.
GOLF VIEW BARGAIN! $198/
mo. Nicely wooded home-
site in upscale golf commu-
nity close in the Carolina
mountains between Ashville,
NC and Greenville, SC. A
sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 x863.
www.cherokeevalleysc.com
Price: $49,900, 10% down,
bal fin 12 mo @ 4.49%
fixed, one yr balloon, OAC.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
Sunset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
MIGHTY TENNESSEE River-
view "Bluff" Home. North
Alabama. $254,000. Lake
Guntersville 69,100 Acre
Lake "Waterfront" Home.
Place forBoathouse. North
Alabama. $325,000. Debbie
Mathis Realty.
(888)574-2525.
NC MOUNTAINS PanoramicR
views and mountain streams-
in high elevation between,
Boone and Asheville. Tracts
range 1-5 acres with access
and utilities from $49,900.
(800)455-1981, x.148.
Prime Texas Hill Country
25-30 ACRE RANCH PROP-
ERTIES. Huge oaks, views-
great horse property.
menitles include guest
houses, pool, tennis court,
barn, riding arena, more. Ex-
cellent location near Austin
& San Antonio. From $219k.
Tremendous oppty, call now
(866)937-2624, x113.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(406)581-2125.


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.


LABELLE- 3br, house $1000
deposit, $140 weekly, No
dogs. MOBILE HOME-
$100-$110 wkly, $600 de-
posit. (863)675-1614.
LaBelle Area, 2BR House to
share, $263 mo. + utilities.
Call evenings
(863)674-0288



FORT KNOX
FI EP TflRAGE


New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. Manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. 5'x10' $32.10 mo. Inc.
tax. 8'x10' $42.80 mo. incl.
tax. 10'x10' $48.15 mo. Incl.
tax 8'x20'20' $72.75 mo.
incl. tax 24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
863-675-2392.
SCOWDEN STORAGE
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle &Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Acessl
24/7, Lighter & Secured
1-800-659-5654




A Gatllnburg Hot-tub Cabin -
Secluded! Sunbathe, soak in
-your heart-shaped Jacuzzi.
Midweek 5-night special
from $395. Weddings from
$199. Reunion lodge,
$595/night. (800)726-0989
www.gocabins.com.




FOR SALE BY OWNER in Pio-
neer 2.5 Acres, House, Pool,
Fence & more. $259,900.
305-970-4111.
LaBelle, in town, nice area,
1BA with ceramic tile floor,
kit., dining room & bedroom,
hardwood oak floors, int.
walls tongue & groove knot-
ty pine, encl. carport, laun-
dry rm, lots of shade trees
w/oaks, sable palms & cit-
rus on 4 city blocks,
$185,900 by owner.
863-675-8038.
LABELLE: New home buyer?
Finish off
that purchase Right!
Visit us @
Whites Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29 South
LaBelle (813)675-0717

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Your vote on
July 19,2005
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*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




BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-,
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
SFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountalnreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868..
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Reconstruction dis-
counts, limited
time. From mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.


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GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
(863)467-7657.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960

Recreation


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CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
(863)610-2190
DODGE INTREPID '97, Sport,
A/C, P/W, Runs good.
$1200. (863)824-6781.
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
(863)697-2622.
HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold ANC. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or (863)697-0191
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
c o n d i t I o.n .
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
(863)801-1724.
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
(863)763-5154.
SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP '93,
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000.(863)261-2063.
THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
power. $1500.
(863)835-6230


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LABELLE, 1-BR 1-BA, Furn or
non-furn $550 mo. Water &
trash incl. 1st mo. + dep..
req. (863)675-2331
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.

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SO. GA. COASTAL PROPERTY
3+ AC of Deepwater Ocean
Access from $345/ mo!
Ready to build in gated com-
munity w/ many amenities.
Near St. Simon's and Jack-
sonville. Call now!
(877)426-2326. ext 895
Monthly payments of
$344.57 based on $79,900
w/10% down. Interest- only
pmnt. w/5.75% fixed rate for
2 yrs. Converts to a 15- yr
variable loan. Rates subject
.to change w/out notice. Void
where prohibited.

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BI DI1COUllTS II
Brchenrldw
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland PakC
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenidge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $2990
Over 20 to choose from
& mfanused from
HOUDAY RV
239-590-006
Rt 41lhn FortMeyers.
Betwn AllcaorkscrewRd.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybdrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773
The classe1fe *s a trs
moat mcca=sGlo e"o9-
Pwm In trtn.
DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633


Rialta Motor
Home, '99
43k mi., towing pkg.,
new tires, fully equipped,
road ready, $35,000
(863)674-08980

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DW MOBILE HOME
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Liv. Rm.,
Din. Rm., Screened porch &
2nd. porch. Laundry Rm.
$45,000. (863)805-5256
or (863)599-0626
LABELLE- 2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard, $80,000. Quite
neighborhood. Call for de-
tails 863-234-9540.
MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
1)4BR, 2BA- $58,900
2)3BR, 2BA- $39,500
3)2BR,1 BA- $37,500
42BR, 1BA- $89,500
(863)675-0077


Recreation


'BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOATS (2) 112' fiberglass
w/trir, 15 HP Evinrude,1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
est offer. (863)675-6738
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. N.eg.
(863)414-0787.
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20 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 28,2005


TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.
Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE!
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
Call (863)673-3642.



Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com


FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
8063)634- 1 077
00-966-3511 ext. 173


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.


Ic i Cars


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tie, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.


NISSAN 4X4, '91- -99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.
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TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $1600
(863)467-6805.
FORD F150 1998, 4X4, Ext.
Cab. $8500. 863-675-3776
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
Stood 70K original miles.
3000.863-634-0379.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of LaBelle/will be holding a pub-
lic auction for surplus items. The auc-
tion will be held on May 6, 2005 from
9:00AM until noon at the corner of
Main Street and Euclid Avenue. The
items will be available for inspection
on May 5, 2005 from 1:00PM until
S5:00OPM. For additional information or
directions you may call City Hall at
863-675-2872.
50970 C B 4/28/05


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Everglades Restoration conference to draw top experts


Environmental experts from
around the globe will gather May 2-
4, to discuss the ongoing restora-
tion of America's Everglades. Host-
ed in Palm Beach Gardens at the
gateway to the famed wetland
ecosystem, the conference marks
the first International Conference
on Restoring the Everglades.
Scientists, engineers, govern-
ment, educators and legal experts
in ecosystem restoration will
examine the Everglades restora-
tion through seminars, workshops
and presentations. All sessions will
be open to conference participants
and the media.
Journalists covering the meet-
ing will also have the opportunity
to tour Everglades sites where
restoration is under way or suc-
cessfully completed with the scien-


tists and engineers involved in
those projects.
Convened by the American
Water Resources Association
(AWRA), together with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, this conference is a unique
opportunity for the participants to
contribute to the largest ecosystem
restoration program in the world.
Within the framework of the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan, (CERP), Florida is
accelerating the funding, design
and construction of eight key
restoration components. Known
as Acceler8, this initiative puts
large, significant projects in the
ground by 2010, allowing the Ever-
glades to benefit sooner than origi-
nally anticipated, and in a more
cost-effective manner.


Conference participants will
gain an in-depth understanding of
the massive program to restore the
Everglades and will be actively
involved in reviewing the first
designs of AccelerB. This includes
evaluating project details and
assessing and solving potential
restoration challenges.
The opening plenary session
will provide the technical and poli-
cy' framework for Everglades
restoration, including details on the
Acceler8 initiative. Conference par-
ticipants will then choose from
four main themes on restoration
challenges and solutions, each,
with facilitated dialogue aimed at
developing strategies for project
implementation.
The four main themes and their
breakout sessions are:.


Water Quality issues
in Everglades
Restoration
Florida's Legal Framework for
Improving Water Quality
Successes and Challenges in
Phosphorus Source Control
Successes and Challenges in
Phosphorus Removal
The Long-Term Plan for
Achieving Water Quality Goals
Acceler8 Restoration Projects
that Address Water Quality
Improving Water
Quality in the
Greater Everglades
Challenges in Restoring


Everglades Hydro-patterns
Monitoring Efforts and Indi-
cators of Success
Acceler8 Restoration Pro-
jects that Address Water Storage
Getting the
Water Right for
Florida's Coastal
Environment
Coastal Watershed Restora-
tion: South Florida's Challenge
Managing Freshwater Flows
to the Coast: The Lake Okee-
chobee Story
Biological Indicators of
Ecosystem Health
Acceler8 Restoration Pro-
jects that Address Coastal Chal-


lenges

Reservoirs to the
Rescue Water
Storage and
Distribution
Surface Storage for Manag-
ing Florida's Water
Overcoming Seepage
Issues: Data from Reservoir Test
Cells
Meeting Cqnstruction Stan-
dards for Surface Water Storage
in Florida
Acceler8 Restoration Pro-
jects that Address Water Storage


Local Girl Scout volunteers honored


Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Flori-
da, Inc. honored outstanding
Girl Scout members at an annual
recognition luncheon held in
Bradenton on April 16. The
council is privileged to have
more than 3,200 adult volunteers
who serve nearly 9,700 girls in
six-and-one-half Gulf Coast


counties.
The Green Angel Award is a
special leadership award pre-
sented by Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida, Inc. The award
recognizes adults who con-
tribute outstanding support to
the council, in working directly
with Girl Scouts. LaBelle leader


Linda McVey earned this honor.
Outstanding Girl Scout lead-
ers were also recognized by their
neighborhoods for outstanding
performance in working directly
with girls. In Hendry County,
leader Pam Thorn of LaBelle
earned this honor.


Fire season hindered by storm debris


With the approach of drier
weather during the next couple
of months, University of Florida
forestry experts warn that many
areas of the state could experi-
ence a severe fire season in
areas hit hard by the 2004 hurri-
canes.
Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne damaged or
destroyed more than 7 million
acres of .forest in 34 counties,
creating conditions on the
ground that could fuel wildfires
that are more intense and wide-
spread, said Richard Williams,
an associate professor of
forestry with UF's Institute, of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,


or UF/IFAS.
"Of course, it all depends on
the weather as we enter the
usual dry period between April
and June," Williams said. "The
reason we are so concerned
about fires this year is that the
storms added tons of trees,
limbs, pine needles and leaves
that are now on or close to the
forest floot4'
Some trees were knocked
down by the storms while oth-
ers are broken or bent over so
that the entire crown area is
within easy reach of a fire burn-
ing on the forest floor. "With all
this added fuel, we expect that
fires will burn hotter than in


other years," he said.
Even small amounts of plant
material on the forest floor can
make fires more severe, he said.
"If these forests have not been
salvage-harvested by now, that
additional vegetative matter will
provide a substantial increase in
fuels for wildfires."
In the forests of Central and
North Florida, the added fuel
will create greater .hazards for
fire fighters, Williams said.
In addition, the movement of
tractors and other heavy equip-
ment fire fighters need could be
hindered by forest debris.


Edison College gets bachelor's degree approval


Edison College District Presi-
dent Kenneth P. Walker has
announced that the Florida State
Board of Education has
approved the college's request
to confer the Bachelor of
Applied Science (BAS) degree iti
Public Safety Management.
"I am. very excited about the
State Board's action," said Walk-
er. "It is a milestone in the evolu-
tion of Edison College and
results from strong partnerships
with Southwest Fldrida's Crimi-
nal Justice, Fire and Emergency
Medical Services professionals
and Florida Gulf Coast Universi-
ty officials."
Edison College originally filed
an application to offer the pro-
gram in 2001. Since that time,
the program has been jointly
offered under a cooperative
agreement with FGCU, with
degrees conferred by FGCU.
"Because most students
enrolling in this program will
hold one of five Associate in Sci-
ence degrees from Edison Col-


lege, they will now seamlessly
move to upper division courses
and complete their degrees
without transferring to another
institution," said Walker. "I am
grateful to Dr. Merwin for his
support in this initiative."
Robert Pastula, U.S. Marshal,
represented the area's public
services. professionals at the
meeting.
"This action culminates years
of cooperative planning and I
am extremely pleased with this
positive outcome," said Pastula.
Prior to beginning the pro-
gram, Edison College will
acquire the additional accredita-
tion necessary to award the
bachelor's degree. This process
should be completed in approxi-
mately one year.
Information packets for inter-
ested students will be available
July 1. In the meantime, stu-
dents may enroll in additionally
required general education
courses beginning this summer.
For information, phone the Edi-


son College advising office at 1-
800-749-2322, ext. 1131, or 489-
9131.


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