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VOLUME 82 -N-U-N IBER 27 7,2005,3
At a Glance
LaBelle mourns another local
Third untimely death shocks community
Don't forget to give blood
next Thursday, July 14. The
bloodmobile will be stationed
American Legion Post 130 on
Hwy. 80W, from. noon till 8
p.m. Nothing can take the
place of the gift of life.
By Patty Brant
LaBelle residents were sad-
dened once again to learn of the
untimely death of one of their
own. Details are sketchy about
the death of David Seth Howard,
36, which is being investigated by
the Asheville, NC, Police Depart-
Mr. Howard was on vacation,
headed to family property in
North Carolina to do some camp-
ing and fishing when he appar-
ently decided to spend some time
in Asheville. On the evening of
Wednesday, June 29, he took a
cab for an evening out and found
himself in a bad area of town
where he was attacked by three
or four individuals and robbed
some time between 11-11:30
According a family
spokesman, cause of death was a
brain hemorrhage caused by an
Mr. Howard graduated from
LaBelle High School and from the
University of Central Florida,
where he majored in business.
He had taught in Hendry County
Schools and in Lee County, and
had spent one-and-a-half years in
JULY 4th: Hometown patriotism
Early voting in the LaBelle
City election began Tuesday,
July 5. Registered voters in the
City of LaBelle may cast their
vote at the Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office Monday through
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. till 5
p.m. until election day, Tues-
day, July 19. The books closed
for this election on June 20. In
the mayor's race, incumbent
Sherri Craichy faces Randy
Bengston. Incumbent Bob
Miller faces Richard Williams
for his seat on the commis-
Freshman band camp will
be July 22 from 8.a.m. to 3
p.m. LHS Band Camp will be
held July 25-29 from 8 a.m. to5
p.m All members are required
to attend to get prepared for
the fall season.
Attention all kids
In order to start kinder-
garten your child must show
proof of an up-to-date physical
examination and shots. Shots
required for entry into school
this year include: a DPT boost-
er, IPV, the Hepatitis B series,
(3 shots given over 4-6
months) a second measles,
mumps, and rubella vaccine,
and the chickenpox shot.
These shots need to be record-
ed on the Florida Certificate of
known as a blue card.)
The physical exam must be
only 1 year old and should be
recorded on the DOH form
3040. Most private pediatri-
cians have these forms on file.
It is very important to start get-
ting ready now. If your child
does not have proof of these
documents he/she might not
be able to start school in
Shots are provided free for
children 18 and under at the
Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments. Immu-
nizations are given from 8 a.m.
to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday. -
The premier of the WGCU
Untold Stories- LaBelle-Reflec-
tions from the River's Edge has
been postponed till next
month. Please watch the
Caloosa Belle for details.
Editorial ............. 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Social News ..........5
Sports ........... .7
See Page 2for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Stan pnotos/ratty Brant
Sparkling with fun, these folks waited patiently for the fireworks display. They are, stand-
ing at left front, Austin Wesley. Seated from left: Monica Chirila, Hope Chirila, Joshua-
Ray Wesley and Chelsea Chirila. Back row: Lee Davis, Tyler Wesley and Amy Wesley.
Flags, fireworks fly high for 4th
LaBelle area folks joined
Americans all over the world in
celebrating the 229th birthday of
the United States this past Mon-
day, and in expressing their grati-
tude for the great blessings this
country has always enjoyed.
This Independence Day, once
again, found young American
men and women fighting over-
seas the objects of thoughts
and prayers from thousands of
hometowns across this country.
In LaBelle, as all across this land,
Americans let their pride show
through pride in the freedom
this country has always stood for.
Caught up in a global struggle
against terrorism, Americans
took time to reflect on just what
that freedom means and what
the cost may be to each genera-
Community fireworks at Bar-
ron Park topped off a long week-
See Fireworks Page 2
Oooh, ahhh! Everybody loves fireworks.
Civilians support tro(
By Patty Brant
One of the things that is differ-
ent about the War in Iraq is the
fact that the Department of
Defense is now contracting so
many jobs out to civilian compa-
nies jobs that used to be done
by the military. It is their job to
make sure that all the things our
fighting forces need are available
for them when needed. One of
the biggest civilian contractors in
the region is Haliburton/KBR.
LaBelle's Mark Penna has just
returned from a 10.5-month stint
working for Haliburton/KBR in
Mark's original job was to be
foreman at an ice plant, however,
when he arrived they were short a
truck driver, so for a time that's
what he did driving supplies
between Baghdad and Balad (just
north of the capitol). He then
worked as a general mechanic,
working for three-or-four days off-
base at relay points (little "security
islands" manned by 12-13 sol-
diers) between Baghdad and
Bazra to take care of machinery.
During those times he lived in
tents with the soldiers and even
got used to carrying a M-16 (while
on-base escorting Iraqis) and an
MK-47 (for protection off-base).
Often he would go out to
work, escorted by soldiers of the
3rd Battalion, 178th Division. He
said the soldiers treated him very
well and he was keenly aware
that they depended on him for so
much: air conditioning in the 130
degree desert heat, refrigeration,
back-up radios, recreation equip-
ment. When he became foreman
at an ice plant at Talil Air Force
Base out of Nazaria, he helped
churn out 109 tons of ice per day
- a much appreciated commodi-
ty in the desert heat.
Mark said he went through
two weeks of training in Houston,
including physical, medical and
security checks. He was also
briefed on what to do if he should
become a hostage. If anyone is
interested in becoming a civilian
worker in Iraq, they can e-mail
Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark says while in Iraq he
)ps in Iraq
came under fire from RPGs, mor-
tar attacks and IEDs (incendiary
explosive devices) all of which
you can almost get used to. He
said the toughest part was being
away from his family. He said his
wife, Tammie, son Justin
McDaniel and daughter Casey did
pretty well in his absence but it
was tough on them.
Still he says he met some won-
derful people and is proud of hav-
ing made a difference for our sol-
diers. Yes, the civilian workers are
paid, he said, but there is still a
feeling of accomplishment that
goes with the work. He even
received two certificates from top
division officials for being one of
only two civilian workers who
would go off-base to work in a
less protected environment.
He learned that the Iraqi peo-
ple are very smart and that they
really appreciate what Americans
are doing for them. It is foreign
terrorists that are causing all the
See Iraq- Page 2
Micronesia as a Peace Corps vol-
Mr. Howard's death comes
closely on the heels of two other
untimely deaths of local people.
Bernard Culliver was murdered in
his apartment in Riviera Beach,-
Investigators in Palm Beach
County are searching for the killer
or killers of the former LaBelle
man, who was found dead in his
Riviera Beach apartment in the
early morning hours of Friday,
June 17. He had been stabbed
and his apartment set afire.
A local woman, Lola Tread-
well, died from injuries she sus-
tained in a vehicle rollover during
the early morning hours of Sun-
day, June 26. She was a LaBelle
Middle School math teacher.
Mrs. Treadwell and Mr.
toward were both members of
the LHS graduating class of 1987;
Mr. Culliver graduated from LHS
By Barbara Oehlbeck
The "giants" that Mark Renz
writes about in his new book
had their state of being on the
western edge of LaBelle in
Hendry County alongside Route
80. This was some 500,000 years
before our present time.
As to how it all began for
Mark and his book, he writes: "I
like dirt. I like to hold it in my'
hands run it through my fin-
gers, especially when it's wet.
But more than anything, I like to
dig in it, which is why I pulled my
truck over when I saw a big pile
of dirt near the road in that spot
west of LaBelle.
There was something differ-
ent about this pile.'It was high,
having been dug from a depth of
at least 10 feet, which in Florida
can take you back thousands,
even millions of years. Mixed in
with the dirt and shells there
were ancient bones that once
supported living, breathing ani-
mals, and there were larger flat
pieces of bones that belonged to
an extinct land tortoise.
"Not unlike a vivacious kid,
This mammoth tusk was
unearthed at the LaBelle site.
even though darkness was com-
ing on, I had to find out where
that pile of dirt came from. Look-
ing hurriedly around, suddenly
there it was, just a few feet away,
a large round crater 10-feet deep
and about 150-feet wide. Springs
were bubbling up and a large
diesel pump was draining the
See Mammoth Page 2
Two 17-year old: young
ladies from LaBelle_.High
School had an opportunity and
experience of a lifetime being
selected to attend Girl's State
with expenses paid by the
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
130. The nine day trip was
sponsored by the Auxiliary at a
cost of over $1300 for the two
Three hundred girls from
across the state were housed at
Smith Hall Dormitory on the
Florida State University campus
in Tallahassee, from June 9
through June 17. Girls State
provides practical lessons in
government and Americanism
for the young ladies during a
week filled with learning leg-
islative skills, such as how to
campaign for an office, how to
write a Bill and many other
important aspects of our gov-
See State Page 2
Mark Penna got to know a number of Iraqis, like this family, and
was welcomed in their primitive homes.
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at Girls State
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This horse jaw is all that remains of one of LaBelle's ancient
I July 5
Continued From Page 1
pond discharging the water into a
neighboring pond about 50 feet
Mark continues: "Well, my insa-
tiable passion to find out what was
in that hole made me get down on
my knees and start hand-digging,
down through the mud, feeling
blindly for fossils that I felt in my
bones, were there."
Mark was right. The bones, the
fossils were there, and all the trials
and tribulations of "the dig" are
-related in depth in "Giants In The
Storm" as only Mark Renz could
relate them. You feel the mud in
your fingers, the excitement of find-
ing anything that eggs you on to
bigger and better "finds".
The "finds" are colossal in the
world of paleontology and all
have been donated to the Florida
Museum of Natural History through
the colossal generosity of Mark
Renz and those who volunteered in
the more-or-less five-year project.
In his Introduction Mark writes:
"We amateur fossil collectors are a
Lucky lot. We get to be outdoors,
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play in the mud, explore the
unknown, wear a detective's cap,
and just possibly contribute a page
of knowledge to the volumes
already written about the science of
"Ours is a hobby in which we
have an opportunity to give more
than we take. That is what this
book is chiefly about. I have
found that there is no better feel-
ing than knowing you did the,
This book is the priceless result
of Mark stumbling onto a half-mil-
lion-year-old river bed containing
dozens of partial skeletons of lum-
bering' mammoths and
mastodons, llamas, deer, Old
World horses, capybara rodents,
bull-size ground sloths, pig-like pec-
caries, jaguars, saber-toothed cats,
primitive wolves, snakes and alliga-
Nigh onto 800 field photos offer
readers a rare and extraordinary
glimpse into the final moments in
the lives of animals in another time
- another place.
Dr. Richard B. Hulbert, Jr., Verte-
brate Paleontology Collections
Manager, the Florida Museum of
Naturhl.History said, "All of the dedi-
cation and hard work by Mark Renz
and his crew, so richly displayed in
these pages, has paid off bountifully
in fossils from an interval of geolog-
ic time that was previously poorly
known in Florida. Thanks to them,
we now know much more than we
did before about the animals that
lived in Southwest Florida approxi-
mately 500,000 years ago."
Mark concludes his epic work
with: "I have realized that we really
do live in the best and worst of
times. I can't imagine worrying
about saber-toothed cats in my
backyard, or getting tramped by a
herd of mammoths, swallowed by
ContinuedFrom Page 1
Aimee Shupe's essay entitled
"A Letter to a Soldier" was chosen
as the essay winner. A $50 U.S.
Savings Bond was her prize.
Fireworks just naturally brings people together.
Continued From Page 1
end of barbecues, swimming
and family fun. Festivities were,
scaled back this year, with no
events in Barron Park and no
river raft race, but the fireworks
went off as scheduled. Mother
Nature provided a perfect Florida
July evening for the colorful dis-
play, to the delight of a very large
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an alligator caught unprepared in a
hurricane, or dying of something as
basic as a toothache or a disease
we have conquered today. At the
same time, none of these animals
ever had to worry about extremists
'from every nation, including our
own, who are capable (and will-
ing) to blow us all into another
For detailed information about
"Giants In The Storm", a 264-page
Florida treasure, telephone, write,
fax or e-mail Barbara Oehlbeck,
25075 Grassy Run, Muse, LaBelle,
Fl, 863-675-2771 (fax/phone same),
Chelsa Causseaux's highlights
of the trip were meeting and
being photographed with Gov.
Jeb Bush. She visited both the
House and Senate. Chelsa, of
course, was also happy to have
met so many wonderful new
friends from across the state.
fIraq Iraq's future.
1 He returned at the end of May to
the comforts of home and family
Continued From Page 1 and his supervisor job at RKO
He also met other coalition Industries, but will always cherish
troops: British, Portuguese, Japan- the memories he made and the
ese, South Korean, Italian and opportunity to meet so many won-
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The LaBelle dig produced many interesting relics from pre-
historic times, like this ancient llama jaw.
Giants in the Storm was written by Mark Renz, a prominent
paleontologist who has performed groundbreaking work in
South Florida's pre-historic past.
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Community will miss David Howard
David Seth Howard passed
away on June 29, 2005, in
Asheville, North Carolina. He
was the beloved son of Seth and
Vicki Howard, born March 21,
1969. He is survived by one
brother, Vincent, who was his
best friend, his wife Sara and
nephew Logan. His maternal
grandparents are Victor and
Dorothy Beer. He was preceded
in death by his paternal grand-
parents, Albert Howard and Nell
Thigpen .He has left behind
m.; y aunts, uncles, cousins, and
1987. He went
.on to receive a David Seth
Degree in busi-
ness management from the Uni-
versity of Central. Florida in
Orlando. Later, he became certi-
fied as an ESE (special educa-
tion) teacher for the public
After serving 1 1/2 years in the
Peace Corps in Micronesia in the
South Pacific he returned to
LaBelle. He then worked with his
father and brother at the LaBelle
David's special gift was in
relating to and motivating stu-
dents in the public school sys-
tem. He taught in the ESE classes
for four years; Clewiston High
School, Country Oaks Elemen-
tary, and Ft. Myers High School.
He had a love for children and
they loved and returned love to
him in response.
He will be lovingly remem-
bered as a happy, thoughtful,
temperamental, and fun loving
man with very strong convictions
about almost everything.
David was a true believer in
Jesus Christ as His Savior. His
family looks forward to their
reunion in Heaven one day with
Robert J. Wolfe
Robert J. Wolfe, 62, of LaBelle,
died June 30, 2005. He is survived
by his wife of 44 years, Idella; two
children: Jennifer Sue Wolfe,
James Stuart Wolfe; two grand-
children: Taylor Anne Wolfe,
Jason Michael Wolfe; a sister; Car-
ole Wolfe Kizzire; two nieces: Lisa
Herber, Debrah Lannen and two
nephews: Robert Scott Kizzire,
Timothy Powell Kizzire.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday July 6, at the chapel
of Lee Memorial Park Funeral
Home, 12777 State R. 82. The
family would prefer memorial
contributions be made to the
American Heart Association.
Lola Marie Treadwell
Lola Marie Treadwell, age 36,
of LaBelle, passed away June 27,
2005, in Fort Myers. She was born
April 5, 1969, in Fort Myers. She
was a lifelong resident of LaBelle
and graduated from LaBelle High
School. She received her bache-
lor's degree in accounting from
Florida Gulf University. Lola
taught 7th and 8th grade math at
LaBelle Middle School. Lola
began her teaching career at
Clewiston Middle School and
transferred to LaBelle Middle
School in August 2003. She was
selected for the Gulf Coast Citrus
Brilliant Orange award for the
2003-2004 school year. She was
also a member of Phi Theta
Kappa for her academic excel-
lence. "As a teacher of the Hendry
County School System, she was a
well rounded person who was an
outstanding example of a high
quality first year teacher," said her
principal Debra Davis. She was
also very successful in meeting
the needs .of special needs stu-
dents. In addition to, her teaching
duties, she took on coaching of
cheerleaders. Lola's squad of
twenty-two girls was one of the
largest ever. She was a member of
Carlson Memorial United
Survivors include her hus-
band: Doug Treadwell of LaBelle;
daughter: Kaler Marie Miller of
LaBelle; brothers: David Pelham
and Mark Pelham, both of
Phillips, ME and sisters: Wanda
Bouwkamp of Lake Placid and
Donna Renfroe of LaBelle. She
was preceded in death by her par-
ents, Donald Clark and Henrietta
Funeral Services were held
June 30 at Carlson Memorial Unit-
Florida wildlife officers make arrests
Thursday, June 23, Florida
Wildlife Officers received a call
from another officer in reference
to subjects in a pickup truck
hunting from the roadway along
US 27 near Palmdale. A short
.time later, they were advised that
the vehicle with three subjects
had been stopped. After consent
was obtained, deer hair, blood
and meat were located under the
rear bumper and tailgate. All
three subjects admitted to seeing
the orricer's patrol vehicle, drove
to a friend's house and used a
water hose to wash out the truck
bed. A search of that yard
revealed a large amount of blood
on the grass, which was pho-
tographed and collected for evi-
dence. A deer head (7-point in
velvet) and meat was collected at
the residence. All three were
charged with taking/possession
of deer out of season and shoot-
ing from the right-of-way.
Sunday, June 26, two officers
watched a subject in a truck stop
on the road next to a pond. The
two officers watched from a con-
cealed position as the subject
walked towards the pond with a
pole and a length of rope. Shortly
thereafter, he returned to the
truck with a four-foot alligator.
The subject was then cited for
possession of the alligator.
Tuesday, June 28, a wildlife
officer checked a subject who
was fishing with a cast net at the
Moore Haven lock structure. Hid-
den in the trunk of his car, in the
spare tire compartment, were
three snook. The subject was
cited for both possession of
snook during closed season and
Friday, June 24, while on
patrol in Hendry County, a
wildlife officer encountered two
men shooting a .22 magnum rifle
from the side of County Road
835. The two men were cited for
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Dear WNeighbors and friend s
Thank you for giving me the privilege of being your Mayor
for the past 12 years. You have entrusted me with duties
and responsibilities of serving the families of LaBelle and
planning for our future. I am honored and humbled to serve
you and the City I love so dearly and would like to contin-
ue giving you my all.
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On the cost of government:
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lowest we can go and still get state Revenue
Sharing. We have held taxes there for 12 years. I
receive $13,000 per year, drive my own car with the
City paying for gas when I drive on City business. I
get health insurance. I do not have an office, secre-
tary or assistant.
If you elect a mayor who doesn't want to work hard,
it would cost: $80,000 per year for the salary of a
city manager, plus car, gas, benefits (35%), and
redesign of the City Hall conference room for two
offices. A new city manager would need a secretary
or assistant costing $30,000 per year plus benefits.
There would be the cost to hold an election to
change our form of government, plus the cost of
rewriting city codes. These cost of converting to a
city manager government will be up to $170,000
and would raise your ad valorum taxes a minimum
of 33%, but more likely 60%.
The mayor-commissioner form of government we
have in LaBelle should be kept.
Early voting has begun!
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another good opportunity to travel
and compete with other travel
teams. We were able to build our
team, enhance our skills and fur-
ther our knowledge of the game.
We were also able to build lifetime
experiences and friendships.
Thanks again for your support. We
will be able to remember the Lady
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our life's journeys.
Friends of Barron
Library Thank You
The Friends of Barron Library
Workshop would like to give a
heartfelt thank you for your dona-
tions and patronage. Our little cot-
tage could not operate without
Donations of books are placed
in the hands of schools, jail hous-
es, house bound, boaters and just
people who want to read!
Monetary donations (those
cans on the tables) buy new
books for children and youth next
door in the Barron Library. $700
dollars worth this year alone!
Thank You, Thank You! To the
workers and generous supporting
A Cup of Coffee
This was too good of a life les-
son not to pass on! A carrot, an
egg and a cup of coffee... You
look at a cup
of coffee the
went to her
mother and told her about her
life and how things were so hard
for her. She did not know how
she was going to make it and
wanted to give up. She was tired
of fighting and struggling. It
seemed as one problem was
solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the
kitchen. She filled three pots with
water and placed each on a high
fire. Soon the pots came to boil.
In the first she placed carrots, in
the second she placed eggs, and
in the last she placed ground cof-
fee beans. She let them sit and
boil, without saying word.
In about twenty minutes she
turned off the burners. She fished
the carrots out and placed them
in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out
and placed them in a bowl. Then
she ladled the coffee out and
placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she
asked, "Tell me, what do you
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee,"
she replied. Her mother brought
her closer and asked her to feel
the carrots. She did and noted
that they were soft. The mother
then asked the daughter to take
an egg and break it. After pulling
off the shell, she observed the
hard boiled egg. Finally, the
mother asked the daughter to sip
the coffee. The daughter smiled
as she tasted its rich flavor. The
daughter then asked, "What
does it mean, mother?" Her
mother explained that each of
these objects had faced the same
adversity ...boiling water. Each
reacted differently. The carrot
went in strong, hard and unre-
lenting. However, after being
subjected to the boiling water, it
softened and became weak. The
egg had been fragile. Its thin
outer shell had protected its liq-
uid interior, but after sitting
through the boiling water, its
inside became hardened. The
ground coffee beans were
unique, however. After they
were in the boiling water, they
had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked
her daughter. "When adversity
knocks on your door, how do
you respond? Are you a carrot,
an egg or a coffee bean?"
Think of this: Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems
strong, but with pain and adversi-
ty do I wilt and become soft and
lose my strength? Am I the egg
that starts with a malleable heart,
but changes with the heat? Did I
have a fluid spirit, but after a
death, a breakup, a financial
hardship or some other trial,
have I become hardened and
stiff? Does my shell look the
same, but on the inside am I bit-
ter and tough with a stiff spirit
and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean?
The bean actually changes the
hot water, the very circumstance
that brings the pain. When the
water gets hot, it releases the fra-
grance and flavor. If you are like
the bean, when things are at their
worst, you get better and change
the situation around you. When
the hour is the darkest and trials
are their greatest, do you elevate
yourself to another level? How
do you handle adversity? Are you
a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
May you have enough happi-
ness to make you sweet, enough
trials to make you strong, enough
sorrow to keep you human and
enough hope to make you
The happiest of people don't
necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the
most of everything that comes
along their way. The brightest
future will always be based on a
forgotten past; you can't go for-
ward in life until you let go of
your past failures and heart
When you were born, you
were crying and everyone
around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end,
you're the one who is.smiling
and everyone around you is cry-
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Check vital signs on computer?
The cameras and MP3 players
are fun, but the next wave of
add-ons for cell phones and lap-
topsmay help users keep track
of their health.
A University of Florida engi-
neer has built a working proto-
type for a small, portable system
that can monitor a person's
breathing and heart rate auto-
matically via wireless signal,
with no need for cords or plugs.
The goal is to make it easy for
people to check their own vital
signs and then transmit them in
real time to medical personnel
through a cell phone or Internet
connection, all with little more
than a press of a button.
"The initial idea is that elderly
people who may have difficulty
getting around they won't need
to go to the hospital or the doc-
tor's office every time they need
a checkup, they can just send in
their data and talk to the doctor,"
said Jenshan Lin, a UF electrical
and computer engineering asso-
ciate professor who pioneered
the technology with colleagues
at Stanford University and the
University of Hawaii.
The system is a fresh develop-
ment in a growing trend aimed
at tapping the latest technology
to improve home health care,
widely acknowledged as an
,important solution to rising
health care costs. Drivers of the
trend include increased research
funding from the National Insti-
tutes of Health as well as the
emergence of private companies
seeking to capitalize early on a
new market for the nation's
growing elderly population,
Arye Rosen, a professor of
biomedical and electrical engi-
neering at Drexel University in
Philadelphia and a National
Academy of Engineering mem-
ber, said the Lin group's system
is at the forefront.
"I believe, from the point of
view of monitoring patients, they
are pushing the envelope. They
are doing very important
research," he said.
Lin and his colleagues first
described the system, developed
while Lin was at Bell Labs, in
two Institute of Electronics and
Electrical Engineers papers last
year. Since then, he and two
graduate students have
revamped the prototype,
improving its range and sensitivi-
ty. He has submitted a paper on
the latest device for presentation
at a biomedical engineering con-
ference in China later this year.
The current version.is housed
in a cigarette-carton-sized metal
box, out of which sprout two
bright blue wires holding finger-
nail-sized antennas. The box's
key innards: a miniaturized
Doppler radar. High-frequency
waves broadcast by the radar
bounce off a person, scanning
the in-and-out movement of the
chest and more subtle, but also
detectable, motion of the heart-
beat against the chest wall.
Hardware and software
developed by Lin and his stu-
dents then translate the return
signal to breathing and heart
rate, creating an EKG-like image
on an oscilloscope or laptop.
The system, is accurate within
about nine feet, more than ade-
quate if installed on a laptop or
cell phone. Lin said he plans to
shrink it to about the size of a
deck of cards and that there is no
outstanding technical reason cell
phone or laptop manufactures
couldn't miniaturize it further.
He also said the system, which
transmits only one microwatt of
radio frequency power, would
add an insignificant load to lap-
top and cell phone batteries and
poses no threat to human
include upgrading the hardware
and software to enhance its res-
olution so multiple heartbeats
can be detected and distin-
guished simultaneously, Lin
Lin said the system may have
other applications in medicine.
For example, engineers might be
able to tune it to "see" the vibra-
tions in a speech-impaired per-
son's throat and then translate
those vibrations into computer-
Outside medicine, it's possi-
ble that law enforcement offi-
cials could use the system as a
surreptitious indicator of a sub-
ject's nervousness, noting when
his or her heart rate or pulse
picks up in response to certain
questions, he said.
Rescue officials, meanwhile,
could turn it into a "life detector"
to determine if someone is
buried in rubble following an
earthquake or building collapse.
Lin and his students have
found in tests that the system
can penetrate one-inch particle
board, but concrete could be
more of an impediment, he said.
Lin collaborated on the first
version of the system with Stan-
ford University professor Greg
Kovac, Stanford student Amy
Droitcour, and University of
Hawaii professors Olga Boric-
Lubecke and Victor Lubecke.
Army Corps releases water from lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (Corps) began another
Level three pulse release from
Lake Okeechobee to the St.
Lucie Canal and Caloosahatch-
ee River on Tuesday, June 28.
SHowever, if heavy rains continue
and Lake Okeechobee contin-
ues to rise, the Corps will possi-
bly have to initiate Zone C regu-
Pulse releases are designed
to mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the
estuaries via the St. Lucie Canal
to the east and the Caloosa-
hatchee River to the west.
They attempt to strike a bal-
ance between the lake's littoral
zone and the estuaries. In ten
days, a Level one pulse release
to the Caloosahatchee River can
lower the lake 0.07 ft. (average
of 1,600 cfs/day), a level two can
lower it by 0.10 ft. (average of 2,
300 cfs/day), and a level three by
0.13 ft. (average of 3,000
cfs/day). In ten days, a level one
pulse release to the St. Lucie
Canal can lower the lake 0.03 ft.
(average of 730 cfs/day), a level
two lower it by 0.04 ft. (average
of 950 cfs/day), and a level three
by0.05 ft. (average of 1,170
Zone C regulatory releases
are constant each day unlike a
pulse release, which varies each
day. Zone C release may last
longer than the 10-day pulse
release, but for comparison,
over a ten-day period, a Zone C
release to the Caloosahatchee
River can lower the lake 0.20 ft.
(average of 4,500 cfs/day), and a
Zone C release to the St. Lucie
Canal can lower the lake 0.11 ft.
(average of 2,500 cfs/day).
These releases could continue
until pulse releases can be
resumed provided rainfall and
inflow do not continue to cause
Lake Okeechobee to rise. Dis-
charges are adjusted to accom-
modate local runoff and charges
in the tidal cycle.
The lake's recent level was
15.53 feet, which is 1.30 feet
higher then the average for this
time of the year (based on the
period from 1992-2000), and in
Zone D of the WSE (Water Sup-
ply/ Environment) regulation
For further information,
please call the Jacksonville Dis-
trict Corporate Communication
office at (904)232-2236 or (cell)
Arthritis prevention act becomes a new law
The I in 3 Florida adults that
suffer from arthritis have some
hope for information and possi-
ble relief now that the Florida
Arthritis Education and Preven-
tion Act has become law. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush signed Senate Bill
1450 into law on Tuesday, June
The legislation, sponsored by
Senator Ron Klein (D-Delray
Beach) and Representative Anne
Gannon (D-Delray Beach), with
co-sponsorships from Rep. Holly
Benson (R-Pensacola) and Rep-
resentative Greg Ever (R-Milton)
will help foster a statewide pro-
gram that promotes public
awareness and increases infor-
mation concerning the causes of
arthritis, the importance of early
diagnosis and effective ways of
preventing and managing arthri-
tis. The bill requires that the
Florida Department of Health
establish, promote and maintain
an arthritis prevention and edu-
cation program to raise public
awareness and to better educate
and train health professionals.
"We are very pleased that the
Florida Department of Health,
already a good partner in this
activity, will now have a stronger
emphasis on this important dis-
ease that impacts so many Flori-
da citizens of all ages," said Anne
Forrest, of Bradenton, President
of the Florida Chapter Arthritis
Foundation. The Florida Chapter
of the Arthritis Foundation was a
primary supporter of this legisla-
Forrest expressed sincere
appreciation to Senator Klein
and Representatives Gannon,
Benson and Evers, along with
their staff members, especially
Kelly Skidmore, an aide in Sena-
tor Klein's office, who has severe
arthritis herself "Kelly does not
fit the public stereotype of a per-
son with arthritis," commented
Forrest, "as she is young and
active, but she is like many Flori-
da residents of all ages, who bat-
tle this chronic ailment daily. We
deeply appreciate what she has
done for others."
Florida Chapter Regional
Executive Directors were also
quick to express their apprecia-
tion of their legislative team and
to the Governor for support of
this new public health policy
emphasis. Jay Burnell, Executive
Director of the Southwest Florida
Region of the Arthritis Founda-
tion, said, "In Florida, arthritis
currently costs more than $1.3
billion each year in direct med-
ical costs and an additional $4
billion in lost productivity.
Approximately 45 percent of
those in Florida with arthritis are
younger than age 65, including
children. Arthritis is a chronic
disease,or condition that affects.
both the young: and the old and
is the number one cause of dis-
ability in our nation. Legislative
actions such as this are key to
the Public Health efforts of the
Arthritis Foundation and, indeed,
all Floridians with arthritis are
the beneficiaries of this team
"We still need public support
and we look forward to working
with the Florida Department of
Health to help seek public and
private funds for this increased
activity," concluded Forrest. She
urged anyone interested, to con-
tact and support their local
Arthritis Foundation Office. For
more information please contact
your local Arthritis Foundation at
1-800-741-4008 or 941-794-1400
Friday, July 8
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway
VFW 10100 Aux.: Friday
meal, $6, 5-? p.m., post home on
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meet-
ing 7 p.m. Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Bingol Our Lady Queen, of
Heaven Catholic Church, Early
bird 6:45, Regular at 7 p.m. NO
Saturday, July 9
Narcotics Anonymous: 8
p.m. Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd, Collingswood
.& Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle,
Sunday, July 10
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Epis-
copal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open
Monday, July 11
AARP Chapter Meeting: 1
p.m. Dallas Townsend Agricul-'
tural Center, Pratt Boulevard
Weight Watchers: Weigh in
and registration at 5:30 p.m.,
meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian
Church, Social Hall, 138 Ford
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Chamber of Commerce:
board meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Assoc.: 7 p.m. Pioneer Commu-
OLQH Women's Guild: 7
p.m. Parish Hall
Moose Lodge #2398:8 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8
p.m. Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd, Collingswood
& Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle,
Tuesday, July 12
Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m., Flora
and Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00
a.m., Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Flora and Ella's,
PLB Garden Club: noon at
the extension office, Pratt Blvd.
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7
School Board: 5:30 p.m.
F&AM: lodge on Jaycee/Lions
Blvd., 7:30 p.m.
County Commission: 6:30
SAL: 7 p.m.
Woman's Club: 7 p.m.
Sweet Adelines chorus: "Spir-
it of the Gulf" (formerly Ft.
Myers Fever and City of Palms);
weekly rehearsals at Zion
Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler
Road (not Avenue), 7 p.m. Free
lessons, auditions, orientations,
675-1338 or 675-3080. (Ladies
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379
F&AM: 7:30 p.m. 180
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group, 8 p.m. First Christian
Church, Ford Avenue, open
Wednesday, July 13
A.A Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, Collingswood &
Eucalyptus, Port LaBelle, open
Wednesday Night Kids: 6-7
p.m., Caloosa Baptist Church,
for youth in grades 6-12 at 500
W. Hwy. 80. Phone 675-2348
PPVFD: drill 7 p.m.
LPA: 8 p.m. county commis-
sion room, courthouse
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recre-
Thursday, July 14
Florida Rural Legal Services:
Representative will be at the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center 9:30-11:30
a.m. Call 675-1446 for an
City Commission: 7 p.m. City
Hall, Hwy. 80W
ABWA: American Business
Women's Association, Woman's
Club on Hwy. 80W, 7 p.m.
Christian Youth Fellowship: 7
p.m., City Hall, Commissioner's
Cowboys for Christ: 7:30
p.m. Jaycee Building, Jaycee-
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discus-
sion meeting, First Christian
Church, Ford Ave., Call Inter-
group at 275-5111 for informa-
Eucalyptus Village, POA Unit
4 Homeowners Association
Meeting In the Eucalyptus Blvd.
Clubhouse 6 p.m. For further
details call 675-4168.
By Pudge Lehman
My good neighbors, Nancy
and Bill Todd, took several of us
out on the river to watch the fire-
works. They were beautiful. I was
proud of our little town ... Those
plastic foam trays that are under
food from the grocery store make
to use under
drippy stuff in
or as a plant
written list of stuff that is stored
out of sight.
Cut six-pack plastic circles in
rows and hang one on a hanger.
You can now hang two more gar-
ments at different levels for more
If your kitchen drawers are
shallow just roll your dish towels
instead of folding. They take up
less space. Roll bath towels to
keep them neater too.
Things you would like to say
but are too polite: I like you, you
remind me of when I was young
and stupid; or...
I'll try being nicer if you'll try
being smarter; or...
I don't work here, I'm a con-
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 7, 2005
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There's the Clewiston Inn
and there's Flora & Ella's ... and
never the twain
shall meet...since they're
About 30 miles apart even
though they're both in Hendry
County. However, there is an
unusual kinship that perhaps
not many know about...
The general manager of both
are women. Unusual women to
say the least.
Christa Hill has occupied the
position of General Manager of
Inn for eight years. However,
her working life at the Inn goes
back to 1967
when she graduated from
high school. It was then that she
started working as a
dining room waitress. After
that she was the desk clerk for
Continuing to climb the Inn's
ladder, she became the manag-
er's secretary for four years,
then moved into the position of
assistant manager, thence to the
General Manager in 1997.
Christa is quiet and soft-spoken
with such a pleasing manner
S that those who stop and speak
to her want to prolong the visit.
And what she doesn't know
about Clewiston is probably not
About her years at the His-
toric Clewiston Inn, she says,
"I've always loved the Inn and
never really wanted to work any-
where else. I believe in learning
so it seemed only natural, to
learn everything could'about
the various Work here: And
almost before I-knew it, doors of
opportunity started opening..."
Gerard Bernard, The Inn's
Chief Financial Officer says,
"Christa has been a big part of
the Clewiston Inn for over 27
years and has managed the Inn
for over 10 years. She is
extremely dedicated and will do
whatever it takes to ensure that
our guests have a wonderful
stay at our Inn. Her employees
enjoy working with her as I do.
She always has a smile and a
friendly word. On top of that,
she is always looking for ways to
improve our Inn and our cus-
West of the Inn is LaBelle,
and on the west end of this thriv-
S ing small town (or city to some)
is Flora & Ella's Restaurant,
where Debbie Burchard Klem-
mer is the General Manager.
Debbie too, is quiet, soft-spoken
and her pleasing manner brings
many a customer back time and
time again. In fact, one cus-
tomer has all his meals there at a
small table by a west window
that's reserved just for him. And
it can be said with certainty that
Debbie knows everything about
LaBelle that's worth knowing.
Alan Trask, co-owner with
Mrs. Irene Trask, who just hap-
pens to be Debbie's
mother, says, "I want to
stress what a blessing Debbie
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Clewiston Inn, center of Clewiston's southern cuisine
has been and is to Flora and
Ella's Restaurant. I can't say
how many years because her
presence started when she was
just a baby. Today she goes from
greeting people to manning the
line in the kitchen, to donning
the chef's hat, doing all the pur-
chasing- and whatever else it
takes to ensure that the food
gets to the customer, hot and in
a timely and friendly manner.
Debbie actually runs the restau-
rant now, and her mother and I
are looking forward to the day
when she completely buys us
out and has full control." And
then Alan adds, "Don't ever let it
be said that I am or want to
retire...never! However, I'd like
a little time off for R&R now and
Both these Hendry County
Floridians know everything
there is to know about running a
fine food establishment day in,
day out, "in season" and out.
Both have learned from the
ground up. If the chef of the
Clewiston Inn doesn't show up,
it's Christa who quietly moves
into the kitchen and cooks, and
guests don't know the differ-
ence. This versatility has saved
the day many a time in more
ways than just wearing a chef's
hat. She'll fill in for house-keep-
ing, for planning refreshments
for a wedding or anniversary, or
anything else that needs doing
to keep the Inn running smooth-
ly and customers happy...all
with a southern charm that can't
be taught and has no price.
Debbie at Flora & Ella's does
the same. The cook calls in sick
(or just doesn't show up), she
simply assumes the kitchen
responsibility and the only thing
that's missing is she isn't at the
entrance to greet folks since it's
a little difficult to be two places
at the same time. So the garbage
needs emptying or meat and
vegetables must be ordered or
fresh strawberries must be
found for their famous strawber-
ry pie, or yesterday's receipts
must be tallied and then a trip to
the bank. It's all in a day's work.
As she says, "Well, you do what
you have to do if you care about
your work. Maybe that's all that
needs saying, I care."
Clewiston is fortunate and
LaBelle is fortunate to respec-
tively "claim" Christa and Deb-
bie doing what they do best. The
complex business of food
requires tremendous effort and
day by day dedication. Quality is
foremost, then there are the
basics: the recipes, the ones that
will please most people most of
the time. And there's the presen-
tation of the food along with
training those who wait tables
or those who host. Plus all "the
pieces" that must be picked up
day after day...
Debbie says: "It's not always
easy to smile and act like you're
the happiest person in the world
when the truth is sometimes
you'd rather just close the door,
run home and prop up your
feet...to get away, temporarily,
of course, from "the world of
business." But you can't do that
because you can't and won't
desert the responsibility that's
been entrusted to you. Flora and
Ella are both gone now, but their
spirits have remained right here
with us and always will and I
know what they want me to
And Christa says: "Some-
times I think I can't go another
step...can't confront another
problem,, can't smooth out hurt
feelings between some who
work here, but I can and I will.
It's my job, it's what I do. It's
what the company expects of
me and I wouldn't have it any
other way. And when I'm the
chef, I love it! Sometimes I think
it's easier and maybe more satis-
fying to cook everything 'for a
fine menu than it is to sit at a
desk and do what's called "man-
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it's a happy feeling to know that
I can step from one responsibili-
ty to another when the need
Debbie and Christa are both
blond, both beautiful...yet, we
all know that beauty is only skin
deep if that's all there is. These
two very southern ladies have
something else in common, a
certain beauty and charm that's
woven into their lives and it
shows in their bright smiles and
in the depth of their shining
When asked how did you
find the perfect job for your abil-
ities. Their answers are a bit dif-
ferent. Debbie Klemmer was
mostly "born" into her position
at Flora & Ella's, the restaurant
being family-owned from the
very beginning some 73 years
And it all boils down to, or
said another way, the bottom
line is: Debbie and Christa have
a passion for what they do, and
even more: they have a day by
day purpose, to succeed, to
please those they serve.
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The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland
has ballots available for Absentee Voting. Early
Voting will beginning July 5, 2005, at the LaBelle
Elections Office for the City of LaBelle, daily 8:30 to
5:00 p.m. through July 18, 2005. For more informa-
tion call 983-1592 or 675-5230 or to request your
La Supervisor de Elecciones, Lucretia A. Strickland
tiene los votos por correo disponibles para el 19 julio,
2005, la Eleccion de la Cuidad de LaBelle. Votar tem-
prano se comienza el 5 de julio de 2005, en la Oficina
e Elecciones de LaBelle para la Ciudad de LaBelle,
diario 8:30 a 5:00, Lunes a Sabado de la tarde por el 18
de julio de 2005. Para mas informaci6n llame a 983-
1592 o 675-5230 o para solicitar su voto por correo.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 7, 2005
Head to the south for Michelle's Southern Dining
By Donna Meister
The biggest secret that was not
kept is that LaBelle has another
new eatery. Michelle's Southern
Dining Restaurant has been open
since Wednesday, June 29; how-
ever good news travels fast. On
the restaurant's first day of busi-
ness, its seating capacity was full
at 65 diners. And it hasn't slowed
down one bit.
In case you haven't noticed,
the location of Michelle's Restau-
rant is in the old Polo's Pizza build-
ing that has been leased from the
Gramatica family. The Gramaticas
owned and operated Polo's
Restaurant for several years at the
415 South Main Street location.
The decor is comfortable and
homey with a fishing theme -
southern style, of course!
Michelle gained her restaurant
experience working for her grand-
dad Don Davis at the Big V Restau-
rant when she was just 12 years
old bussing tables, washing
dishes and some waitressing.
After relocating to north Florida,
Michelle's godmother Marjorie
Ann 'Mimi' Hale was her inspira-
tion. Mimi owns and operates the
famous Ivy House Restaurant (an
The Dalmatian Youth Troupe, in
cooperation with the Firehouse
Cultural Center, Inc., and the South-
west Florida Community Founda-
tion proudly presents "Raisin' a
Ruckus in Muddy Springs", a play
by local playwrights Joyce Gatch
and HenryAvery, this weekend.
The play is an hour long musical
comedy about a small California
town and its experience with the
Temperance Movement. Come
join Paula, (Zena Gatch), Betsy,
Staff photo/Donna Meister
Michelle White and fiance Kevin Hampton are ready to serve
you a delicious meal for lunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mon-
day through Saturday or dinner on Thursday, Friday or Sat-
urday evening from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
old homestead built in 1912) in always fresh cooked and the
Williston where she also operates desserts homemade. Mimi has
a bed and breakfast, Gift Shop and been written up in Southern Liv-
Boutique. Her vegetables are ing Magazine and has been char-
(Jamie Wright), Sara, (Nicole
Rodriguez), Mary, (Nicole Dillman)
and Kristen Rodriguez, as they
try to shut down the local saloon
and run the saloon girls, Martha,
(Nicole Rodriguez), May, (Suzanna
Harrison, and Millie, (Katie Guer-
rero), out of town.
Townsmen Ike, (Daniel
Rodriguez) and Luke (Karringten
Diaz), receive the wrath of the
ladies, while the "Bad Gang,"
(Caleb Rodriguez, Brandon Her-
rero and Wolfgang Lynn) plan a
daring bank robbery.
Program director Emily Allen
would like to thank all of the adult
volunteers who have given so gra-
ciously of their time (Barbara Miller,
Elois#Dagner, Denise Rodriguez,
Maryann Crum, Michael Gatch,
and Joyce Gatch). Thanks also to
all the Firehouse Theater members
who made contributions to the
program. A special thank you goes
to Brenda Beer (Country Peddler
tered to different events to cook
and cater the food across many of
the southern states. Michelle
learned all she could from her
mentor and hopes to carry on her
tradition in LaBelle.
Daily hot lunch specials have
included so far: beef tips, mashed
potatoes and gravy, roasted green
bean/corn medley, fresh green
salad with Mimi's famous honey
mustard dressing and yeast rolls
with butter. Another day, fried
pork chops were the hot lunch
special. Favorites for lunch have
been the southern fried grouper
sandwich and the homemade
chicken sandwich or gourmet
turkey croissant sandwiches.
The dinner menu offers appe-
tizers of shrimp cocktail, jalapeno
poppers, mozzarella sticks and
homemade cheese fries priced, all
reasonably priced. All the salads
from the Chicken Caesar, Turkey
Chef Salad to Chicken Salad Plate
are also reasonably priced. South-
ern Fried Hand Breaded Shrimp or
Grouper in small and large orders
are available. If beef is to your lik-
ing, they have it: Del Monicos,
prime rib, filet, fresh ground sir-
loin steaks cooked to order and
Antiques) for donating many items
for use as props. Thank You Bren-
Showtimes will be 6:30 p.m.
on Saturday, July 9, and Monday,
July 11. There will be a 2 p.m. mati-
nee on Sunday, July 10. Tickets are
$5 and reservations may be made
by calling (863) 675-0853. Please
leave your name, phone
number and the number of seats
you wish to reserve and someone
will return your call.
also a surf and turf plate. The
crispy chicken dinner sounds
interesting and also the grilled
chicken breast. Cuban sandwich-
es, Southern fried grouper sand-
wich and the fresh ground round
hamburger, with French fries and
a fresh green salad with Mimi's
Famous Honey Mustard dressing
included are also available in the
evenings if you aren't up to a large
Not to be forgotten are the
homemade corny corn bread,
fresh yeast rolls, raspberry tea,
soups and desserts. This week
Michelle offered homemade But-
termilk Walnut Pie and Sweet Milk
Cake with whipped icing and
Michelle has her heart into her
cooking and making her restau-
rant a pleasant dining experience,
and it shows.
Are you sick of cooking? Are
you ready for something new?
Check out Michelle's Southern Din-
ing. You will not be disappointed.
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Kids, learn football
There will be an open football
clinic at Davis Pratt Park on Thurs-
days through out the month of
July. It will begin at 6:30. Anyone
interested in participating is wel-
come to come.
Want to compete
on a dance team?
If you are in grades 3-12 and
want to dance hip hop come on
out to the Southwest gym. Two
dance teams will be competing
against teams from all over the
state. Openings are limited so
hurry on out to the gym on
Jaycee/ Lions Blvd. The old Lions
Blvd. Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and
Thursday from 5-8 p.m. If you
have any questions you can con-
tact Tammy at 863-675-1858.
has a few spots left
Southwest Universe All-Stars
would like to invite anyone inter-
ested in cheering on their second
grade and -under or 12th
grade and under teams to come
out to the gym, located in the old
Lions bldg., on Jaycee/Lions Blvd.
They will be there to welcome all
new sign-ups on Tuesdays
between 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Thurs-
days between 4-8 p.m. through-
out the entire summer. Unfortu-
nately, their k and under team and
our 6th grade and under teams
are filled to capacity, but if you
would like to be placed on a wait-
ing list please feel free to contact
Tammy at 863-675-1858.
There will be sign-ups at Winn
Dixie every Tuesday and Thursday
during the month of July except
July 21. They will be up there
from 6-7:30 p.m. Any child
between the ages of 5 and 15 is
welcome to sign up for cheerlead-
ing or football. Registration fees
are as follows: cheerlead-
ing $95.00 and football $65. Every
child will be required to provide a
birth certificate, sports physical,
current picture and report card.
Please inquire at sign ups on the"
weight restrictions for each level.
Dr. Caignet will be available on
July 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
rec: board on Cowboy Way. He will
be doing sports physical for $10.
You may also sign up at this time. It
is a first come first serve basis only.
a head coach
The Longhorns are looking
for a person knowledgeable in
tackle football to take the head
coaching position of the newly
formed tiny mite team. It does
require dedication and time. If
you feel you are interested in this
coaching position for the upcom-
ing 2005 season please contact
Bubble Owens at 863-673-6607.
Lee County Archers are regis-
tering new participants. The fol-
lowing events will take place at
Nalle Grade Park Range in North
Thursday, July 14: monthly
membership meeting and 20-
yard target league;
Sunday, July 17:3D archery
shooting (a roving field range
consisting of 20 3D targets and a
station NFAA field course. Sign
up 8-8:30 a.m., shotgun start at
9; a $10 shooting fee applies).
Sunday, August 7: 900 round
event, 9 a.m.
All skill levels welcome. For
information, call Ben Brown at
Las Noticias en Espanol
Muere maestra en
La suma de personas fallecidas
en las carreteras de hendry
aumento a quince. El domingo 26
de junio en horas de la madrugada
Lola M. Treadwell de edad 36, fue
transportada .al Hospital por via
aerea con heridas graves y fallecio
unas horas despues del accident.
Segun el informed de Los
Patrulleros, Lola estaba manejan-
do en el carril oeste en River Ben
Drive a alta velocidad en el carro
Ford Explorador 1999 cundo se
fue al zacate del carril este. Ello
entro a la carretera ce nuevo pero
al hacer esta maniobra el vehiculo
giro sobre si mismo dando
vueltas y ejecutando a Lola hacia
afuera, finalmente su carro se
detuvo con el techo hacia abajo
en el zacate del carrril este. Lola
no tenia puesto el cinturon de
seguridad, todavia Los
Patrulleros estan investigando el
La familiar de Lola esta muy
afectada con su muerte. Ella era
una persona que amaba la vida y
muy fuerte. Se graduo de la
Preparatoria en 1987 y era maes-
tra de matematicas en La
escuela Mediana. Deja viudo a su
esposo Douglas y a su hija Kaler
de edad 13 y alumna de La
Lola es la segunda maestra de
La Escuela Mediana que muere
en un accident de trafico.El 21 de
mayo la consejera Maureen Sulli-
van murio-en un accident de
motocicleta en Punta Gorda.
Donaciones de Ropa
El Centro de Cuidados Para
Ancianos Oakbrook en La Aveni-
da Broward 250 esta patrocinan-
do donaciones de ropa escolar
para todos aquellos que no tienen
recursos esconomicos. La ropa y
articulos escolares seran repar-
tidos el 30 de julio desde las 10
a.m. hasta las 2 p.m. Se esta pidi-
endo ropa de todas las tallas, les
recordamos que cuando limpien
el closet no se les olvide donar la
ropa, lo que uno no quiere a otros
les hace falta y lo van a usar. Para
mas information Ilamar a Sharon
o Marbella al numero: 675-1440.
Los articulos escolares y la ropa
se puede dejar en El Centro de
No Vacunas, No escuela
Es mandatorio que usted tenga
las vacunas y el fisico de sus hijos
al dia cuando ingresen al Kinder.
Se require tener las vacunas para
prevenir las enfermedades sigu-
ientes: Hepatitis, Paperas, Rubeo-
la, Varicela, Viruela, Difteria Polio
y Tetano. Las vacunas deben de
estar apuntadas en la Tarjeta
Floridiana de Inmunizaciones
comunmente conocida como la
TarjetaAzul de Vacunas.
El examen fisico no debe.de
tener mas 12 meses'para que se lo
acepten como un document vali-
do y debe de estar registrado en el
formulario 3040. La mayoria de
los pediatras privados mantienen
estos examenes en sus archivoas
asi es que nada mas es pedirselos.
Si su su hijo o hija no tiene estos
documents requeridos no
podran entrar a la escuela desde el
comienzo en agosto.
La vacunas son gratis y estan
disponibles en El Departamento
de Salud de Los Condados Glades
y Hendry desde las 8 a.m., hasta
las 11 a.m. y desde la 1 pm hasta
las 3 p.m.
Clewiston lock is now back in operation
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
reports that the S-310 navigation
lock leading into Lake Okee-
chobee at Clewiston began
operating on Thursday, June 30.
Boaters will need to lock
through to reach the lake.
Due to the rising level of Lake
Okeechobee, it is necessary to
begin regular operation of the
navigation lock to provide flood
protection for local residents and
businesses. The navigation lock
will be closed at night and will
operate during the hours of 5:30
a.m. until 9 p.m.
It is possible to secure the
navigation locks in an open posi-
tion only when the level of Lake
Okeechobee falls to approxi-
mately the same level as the trib-
utaries coming into the lake to
allow boaters to navigate safely.
When conditions call for the dis-
trict to again secure the locks in
the open position,-the public will
be notified through the news
Boaters are urged to navigate
carefully through the navigation
locks as manatees often are
sighted in and near our struc-
tures in Lake Okeechobee. Man-
atees are frequently seen in the
navigation lock at Taylor Creek,
which is especially popular for
this endangered species. Mana-
tees swim close to the surface of
the water and often are harmed
and even killed by boaters mov-
ing too fast in areas where man-
atees gather. Boaters are asked
to call the Clewiston Field Sta-
tion at 863-983-1431 with ques-
tions and comments in the
absence of an onsite locktender.
Sign up for Forest Land Recovery Program
The Florida Depattment of basis. Eligible practices include, will be available to 'forest Division of Forestry's foresters will
Agriculture and Consumer Ser- but are not limited to: site prepa- landowners statewide. provide technical assistance to
vices, Division of Forestry ration, tree planting, and debris Almost half of the state's 14 landowners and will be the local
announces that it will hold a sign- removal activities. Landowners million acres of forestland is contact person for participating
up for enrollment in the Forest- who own at least 10 acres but no owned by private non-industrial landowners. For more informa-
Land Recovery Program (FLRP) more that 5,000 acres of land in forest landowners. After the hurri- tion in Lee, Collier, and Hendry
from July22 through October 21. Florida and who have a practice cane season of 2004, many of counties contact Senior Forester
This program, authorized plan will be eligible to receive these landowners are in need of Mcunt escontat (2Senior Fore
under the 2005 Military Construc- funding assistance under FLRP. A financial assistance to helpMichaeleston at (239) 690-3500
tion Appropriations and Emer- maximum of $25,000 will be restore their forestlands. ext. 118, or contact Randy Hill,
agency Hurricane Supplemental available for each qualifying Landowners can obtain appli- Conservation Programs Manager,
Appropriations Act, is available to landowner as reimbursement for cation forms from their local Divi- in Tallahassee at (850) 414-9907.
non-industrial private forest incurred expenses for approved sion of Forestry office and from Information is also available at
landowners on,a 75-25 cost share practices. A total of $6,000,000.00 other cooperating agencies. The www.fl-dotcom.
clothing, supply drive
Residents of Oakbrook Nurs-
ing Home of LaBelle, at 250
Broward Ave. is sponsoring a chil-
dren's clothing drive and school
supply collection. The school sup-
ply and clothing giveaway will be
held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Saturday, July 30, for anyone
needing these items. They are col-
lecting all sizes so if you would
like to clean out your closets and
donate please call the Activity
Department and ask for Sharon or
Marbella at p75-1440 for further
details. Anyone interested in
donating new school supplies is
encouraged to drop them off at
volunteer training set
Hope Hospice will conduct a
two-day volunteer training class
at the Parrish Hall of St. Martin's
Episcopal located at 207 North
W.C. Owen Avenue in Clewiston.
Classes will be held on
Wednesday, July 27, and Thurs-
day, July 28, from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Both days' attendance is
required. Lunch will be provided.
Volunteers are needed for all
types of work, including patient
care and transportation. Bi-lingual
applicants also needed. No expe-
rience necessary. To enroll, call
Jean Best at (239) 368-2040 or 1-
The LaBelle Youth Livestock
AG Exhibition, Inc., will be hold-
ing its annual $100 steak dinner
on Saturday, July 23. Please con-
tact any officer or board member
to get your ticket and support this
Instructor Pat Bedingfield will
be starting a beginner clogging
class at the LaBelle Program Cen-
ter. Adults and teenagers will
begin on Tuesday, July 19, at 5:30
p.m. and children will- start on
Thursday, July 21 at 5:15 p.m.
Register now for classes as enroll-
ment is limited, call the Program,
Center at 675-4130 for. further
portraits on July 7
LaBelle High School senior
portraits will be taken by Bryn
Alan on Thursday, July 7, from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m. at LHS. Tuxedos
and drapes are provided. Walk-ins
are welcome. An $8 sitting fee is
required. Call 674-4120 for further
Help for caregivers
Are you taking care of a loved
one at home? You are not alone.
700 Main Street
FAX > 863.675.6575
Mailing Address > P.O. Box 1680 > LaBelle, FL 33975
Do you know of somebody
who is taking care of a loved one
at home? Well, this program is for
you. Please come for a cup of cof-
fee and talk about different top-
ics. This program is presented by
the Department of Elders Affairs
to educate caregivers how to take
care for their loved ones and to
provide resources, so please
don't miss this day.
Community Resource Day will
be Wednesday, July 13, from 1-4
p.m. at the Nobles Senior Center,
475 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle.
Win a Mustang
Win a 2005 Langford Ford
Mustang at a drawing to be held
at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Upthegrove
Elementary School. Tickets are
being sold at the school, Lang-
ford Ford and participating
There are only 500 tickets to
be sold at $100 each the ticket
cost is tax deductible and the
school will pay taxes on the car.
UES will also be selling Sonny's
BBQ dinners on Sept 20, starting
at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
at WGE Schofl
Parents may pick up FCAT
scores at the West Glades'Ele-
mentary School, Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
Job Fair in
Looking for a job? Meet your
next Employer at the 2nd Annua
President's Job Fair (In honor of,
and approved by, President Bush)
on July 14 from Noon-4 p.m. al
the Central FL Fairgrounds, Orlan-
do, FL. Presented by Central FL
Employment Council (non-profit)
& Lynx in partnership with Florida
ARF (Association of Rehabilita-
tion Facilities). An invitation to
individuals with disabilities will be
from lla.m.-12noon the same
day. The admission & parking is
free. The President's Job Fair is
expected to draw over 100
Employers offering job openings
in all types of Central Florida
Industries. Over 2500-3000 job
seekers are expected to attend.
For more information and free job
assistance visit www.CFEC.org or
Report cards, FCAT
scores at LMS
Report cards and FCAT scores
are available for pick-up Monday
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the LaBelle Middle School
those students who had report
cards mailed, one additional
sheet is available. It can be
picked up at the office.
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The 4th of July was made for baseball
which might explain some of the
strange big-league happenings that have
occurred on America's birthday, It all
began in 1776, which makes it only fit-
ting that Atlanta's Jeff Blauser hit the
S1,776th Independence Day major league
home run on July 4,1992. On the same
day in 1980, Nolan Ryan notched his
3,000th strikeout, against Cincinnati's
Cesar Geronimo, who had also been the
3,000th strikeout victim of Bob Gibson.
I At the time, Ryan was only the fourth I
I pitcher in history to set down 3,000 bat- I
ters and incredibly, Geronimo was
I number 3,000 for two of them. I
I Then there was the 16-13 Mets win I
I over the Braves on July 4, 1985, which I
I lasted 19 innings, endured three rain I
I delays, and ended at 4:00am on the 5th.
I What a night. New York's Tom I
I German allowed two extra-inning I
I game-tying home runs the second
I when Atlanta pitcher Rick Camp had to
I bat with two out, one on and down two
runs in the bottom of the 18th because
all the position players had been used.
With two strikes on him, the lifetime
S.074 hitter belted the only homer of his
career. The Mets scored five runs in the
I 19th and put down a final Braves rally -
Sat which point fireworks terrified
neighbors, who thought Atlanta was
under attack and flooded local police
Ever heard of Lena Blackburne? On
July 4,1928, he was hired to manage the
White Sox, who would end the season
46 games out of first, thus ending
Blackbume's career as a manager. But
his influence is still felt, because
Blackburne just happened to discover a
mysterious mud in a tributary of the
Delaware River that removes the gloss
from brand new baseballs without dis-
coloring them. To this day, Lena
Blackburne's Baseball Rubbing Mud
sells for $45 for 32 ounces, and is, used
on every big league baseball.
nI bet you dcln't know, coming' or
going, that when the rubber hits the
road, you can't afford not tobuy from
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put together colors, fabrics, fur-
nishings and window treat-
ments to create the look they
Where can you find a good
decorator? If you like your
friends' home, ask them for rec-
ommendations. Many commu-
nities have decorator showcases
where you can see first hand the
work of several local designers.
Furniture retailers sometimes
hire professionals to assist their
customers. Before you commit
to working witk a designer or
decorator, you should sit down
and discuss their fee structure,
your taste and goals, and your
budget. Pay particular attention
to whether the person is a good
listener and communicates well.
Whether you are trying to make
your home look wonderful in
order to sell it or want to fix up
a new home, the investment in
professional advice can save you
costly mistakes and make your
home a reflection of your good
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Local youth earns award
LaBelle's Matthew DeVisme
is the recipient of the Student
Service Award presented by the
Students Alive! Youth program
of the General Association of
Regular Baptist Churches. It is
the inaugural year for this
award, which is presented to
high school seniors throughout
Florida who "demonstrate out-
standing Christian character and
service at home, at church and
in their community."
Matthew received the award
June 30 at the Students Alive!
Meeting at the Lakeland Center.
Matthew attends Grace Bap-
tist Church and was nominated
for the award by Pastor Jeff Zim-
merman on the basis of his lead-
ership at the church. Matthew
has been a contributor to many
Statt pnoto/Patty Brant
church functions. He runs the
sound system and is the cantata
choir director, plays trumpet at
services, served as soundman
f6r the play Christmas to
Remember and is a teen leader.
He also assisted with vacation
bible school and cleaning the
church. Outside of church,
Matthew was a bell ringer for
the Salvation Army's annual
The 2005 LaBelle High
School graduate plans to attend
Edison College, then the Full Sail
private arts school in Orlando to
study recording. Matthew hopes
to earn a degree in recording
arts and eventually record music
for movies, video games and
CDs. He holds down two jobs:
at the Hendry County Property
Appraiser's Office and at
Advance Auto Parts. He is the
son of Tom and Debbie
Local teen explores tech industry
Miss Emily Papinaw of LaBelle
was recently admitted to the
National Youth Leadership Forum
on Technology (NYLF/TECH).
From June 27.- July 6, 2005 Pap-
inaw joined 1,800 high school stu-
dents from across the United
States in San Jose, California, for
an exploration of the field of tech-
Throughout the ten-day pro-
gram, Miss Papinaw engaged in
both group and independent proj-
ects, including workshops led by
industry insiders, product demon-
strations, campus visits and tech-
commerce encounters. The
forum's curriculum also consist-
ed of animated debate and dis-
"The National Youth Leader-
ship Forum on Technology pro-
vides an opportunity for tomor-
row's innovators like Emily
Papinaw to build upon and add to
director of Emily Papinaw
NYLF. "Many of
these students are already making
their mark in this exciting career
field. The forum helps them
become better directed and better
connected as they go about find-
ing the right fit within the world of
Speaking at NYLF/TECH were:
Jaron Lanier, Virtual Reality Pio-
neer and Computer Scientist;
Shawn Fanning, founder and
developer of Napster; Helen Gre-
nier, chairman and co-founder of
iRobot; and Guy Kawasaki, co-
founder and managing director of
Garage Technology Ventures and
columnist for Forbes. Additional
companies and institutions to
take part in the forum's curricu-
lum include Symantec Corpora-
tion, Affymetrix Inc., Sun
Microsystems, Inc., Stanford Uni-
versity, University of California
Berkeley, University of California
Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Universi-
ty, San Jose State University, San
Francisco State University and
many others. -
NYLF is a nonprofit education-
al organization that empowers
outstanding young people with
the confidence to make well-
informed career choices. Since its
founding in 1992, NYLF has pro-
vided programming to more than
100,000 young people. For addi-
tional information, visit us on the
Internet at www.nylf.org.
Hospital, U.S. Sugar
to court over records
By Bill Fabian
Legal counsel for Hendry
Regional Medical Center and
U.S. Sugar gave oral presenta-
tions for the 20th Circuit Court
judge's hearing of U.S. Sugar's
petition for a Writ of Mandamus
on Monday, June 27. The presen-
tations were given at a special
hearing for the judge in LaBelle
at the LaBelle courthouse.
The writ was a request for
specific hospital records made
when U.S. Sugar Corporation
filed a public records lawsuit to
obtain information regarding the
hospital and Physical Therapy
Dynamics, Inc. earlier this year.
The judge did not grant a Writ
of Mandamus at the hearing, but
.set a hearing for the last part of
July to consider evidence regard-
ing the request by U.S. Sugar.
Therefore, though the judge did
not rule directly from the bench
to enforce the records request,
the July hearing will provide
additional time for the judge to
possibly grant the request or to
declare that the hospital is clear
of any further obligations.
According to Rodney Larson,
Director of Marketing and
Human Resources for Hendry
Regional Medical Center, the
July hearing will be evidentiary,
and the judge will require U.S.
Sugar to provide a specific list to
Hendry Regional, detailing exact-
ly which items they are still seek-
The Hendry County Hospital
Authority Board will meet Thurs-
day, July 7, to discuss the results
of the hearing and to formulate
the hospital's plan for presenting
evidence at the circuit court
judge hearing in July.
The arguments given by the
attorneys may cover allegations
by U.S. Sugar and other local
business leaders of misalloca-
tion of specific funds, such as
proceeds from the sale of the
property of the CVS Pharmacy in
Clewiston. Additional questions
may be addressed regarding the
need for a 25 percent raise in ad
valorem taxes in order to keep
the hospital in full function.
The hospital was cleared of
specific allegations of financial
impropriety during a state audit
performed earlier this year.
According to HRMC Chief
Executive Officer Craig Cud-
worth, U.S. Sugar informed the
hospital that it will not be asked
to pay attorney's fees for the cur-
fent matter, for which the hospi-
tal has mounted a $6,600 total in
legal fees for its own defense.
The hospital board will also
discuss ideas and plans to sup-
plement purchases of new
equipment with consultant
Gregg Watters, who will assist
the hospital with finding solu-
tions for improving the current
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building. It is surrounded by shops and
businesses of all types in a moderatly
high traffic area in the heart of LaBelle.
JUST REDUCED $550,000.
GREAT LOCATION UST 1/2 MILE EAST
OF HWY 80 ON COWBOY WAY.
Commercial (C-2) zoned property w/143 ft.
fronting on Cowboy Way, metal building has
approx. 1,500+/- sq. ft. currently operating as
a convenience store. $390,000
PRIME HWY 80 CORNER BUSINESS
POTENTIAIJ 195 ft. fronting on Hwy 80 and
200 ft. deep. Great investment for future busi-
ness. $279,900. UNDER CONTRACTI
TURN-KEY OPERATION with chefs,
managers and wait staff in place.
Established 130+ seat restaurant located
iri the heart of LaBelle. Great business
oppor $115,000. UNDER CON-
4.14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRIAL
W/AIRPORT ACCESS. Property fea-
tures 80'x100' hanger plus 1998
3BR/2BA 2,200 sq. ft. doublewide
mobile home. Great investment. Great
OPPORTUNITY w/227 frontage on
Hwy. 29 1.59+/- 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 build-
ing 2,520 sq. ft.) all currently leased.
Direk Ace to the Cal0oahate River Locaneion Location, Location!L A MaanificentRiverfront Homesite
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 7,2005
Big Water trail gets grant Senior Connections Events
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil recently announced that an
Okeechobee project was the
recipient of a grant award. South-
west Florida Regional Planning
Council received $25,800 in sup-
port of "Big Water Heritage Trail
Driving Tour Edition II
Map/Brochure." This project
updates and reprints the original
Big Water Heritage Trail brochure,
an important cultural heritage tool
for the Lake Okeechobee region.
The brochure consists of a map,
photos, and narrative text depict-
ing the area's rich history and envi-
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state affili-
ate of the National Endowment for
the Humanities. Each year, FHC
funds hundreds of public pro-
grams throughout the state that
explore Florida's history, folklore,
environment, literature, music,
and art. Libraries, civic groups, uni-
versities, colleges and museums,
historical societies and theaters
have received grants to sponsor
For more information on how
to apply for humanities grants,
contact Susan Lockwood, Grants
Director, Florida Humanities
Council, 599 2nd Street So., St.
Petersburg, FL 33701 or log onto
Exercise classes every M-W-F
at U Nobles Senior Center from
9-10 am. All are welcome.
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of the Elderly)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Legal help from
Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on the second
Wednesday of each month from
9:30 to 11:30 am. (Must call 675-
1446 to make appointment)
Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as roof
repair, debris removal, insur-
ance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Call (863)983-7088 in
Clewiston, (863) 946-1821 in
Moore Haven, or (863)675-1446
Family Caregiver Support
Group Meeting on Wed., June
13, at 4 p.m. at the Nobles
Senior Center will feature a
Social Security representative
with information about the
upcoming Medicare Rx pro-
gram. Take advantage of this
free service to inform yourself of
all you need to know as a
Medicare beneficiary about the
new program starting January
Drop tabs off at Legion
The American Legion Post 130
is teaming up with the Ronald
McDonald House Charities Pop
Tab Collection Program. The local
American Legion Post will join
forces collecting pop top tabs
which will be redeemed for cash.
The money will be used to help
provide a home-away-from-home
environment for financially chal-
lenged families with children
who must undergo medical treat-
ment at a children's hospital.
Please drop off your tabs at the
Legion Post 130,699 State Road 80.
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spa. Don't 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
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n 1.18+/- acres zoned C-l commercial just
jasmine St. South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
homesite. frontage on SR29 and frontage on Luckey
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& Spacious, big piece of proper- LEHIGH. Very close to Fort SHOPPING. Well kept home
ty, oversized, fenced. Come Myers. Rented @ $,850.00 per ready for a new family.
relax and enjoy on lanai. unit. $248,000. $192,000.
205054148F 3/2 DUPLEX IN 205065998 NEW ROOF
GREAT LOCATION IOF BEFORE closing and carpet
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nicely kept old Florida style 2/2 LEHIGH. ery close to Fort tion with fenced yard. $159,900.
Myers. Rented @ $850.00 per
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LANDSCAPED 4 bedroom ner lot. .Very nice split floor room 2 bath duplex in great
pool home is lovely inside and plan with kitchen & bathroom location of Lehigh. Very close to
out! It's a must see and won't upgrades and tiled floors. Fort Myers. Rented @ $850.00
last long! $279,999 Ready in June 2005. $239,178. per unit. $244,000
doors, recessed lighting, antique mantel in Master Bedroom, updated kitchen, Florida room and fenced in yard. Plenty of Hunting cabin with hot & cold water to enjoy the outdoors.
floor to ceiling flagstone fireplace in the great room, a 12x12 storage space and abundant fruit trees. $170,000. Completely fenced. 4,500+/- Live Oak trees planted-on 18-19
garden shed and much more. Pre-qualification required. Looing'-1or a fp'TaceinTLeEghScre'sT'lhs is T!.'Lie new, acres ranging in age from 18-24 months. Laser leveled land.
., ." $775,000. immaculate 3BR/2BA, just three blocks east of Joel Blvd. and Fields were engineered for drainage. Water permits in place.
tWo fo playon1isTe5ic d acrs. pab ouisI3bi2.35A8 BS minutes from Fort Myers. Nice size workshop, above ground Cypress head on 6-7 acres. With all this, the wildlife is abun-
home, has fireplaces in the den and living room and a CBS pool, 14x24 lanai. Only $165,000. dant. Great place to get away and get back to nature. Provides
workshop. 2 Quonset'huts offer plenty of storage at this 19ECS'dZiBw4 e7i;lillar- endless privacy. $2,225,000.
Country Home. $525,000. pet with walll T reta an n 18'x18' above 48.07acresT n useoffL' amfeiaifei~.'i 15spwe-poreru~ nto
SecTu ae brnea6'h I'te t eesTis w- &eo-r o ii d hfis i'Hn2BA ground pool with deck. $164,900. property. Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos. Creek
cedar home and double-wide mobile home. Situated on 5 Clean 'well - r TirFwtitile through NE of property. 1,10,000.
beautiful acres with RG3M zoning, located south of LaBelle flooring. Pret~da trees. $125,000. Paifally"cfeare i6acres pecf I6ho n split
near the future site for the Education Center of SWFL. To invest Cul~2B9M1f A hiom'e on one imail acre e orinr 't. me for two homesites with final county plat approval. $299,500.
S7 k -R n in the riht direction, Call today $40,000. is freshly painted, with new windows and doors, new A/C and 20 acres ofrivTicyuil your estate on tld0~i2 cra parcel,
S 10.8 acres of gorgeous oAAFow .arcel new ceramic tile throughout. Bath and kitchen.need comple- located just west of Kirby Thompson Road. Plenty of privacy
can be split i r e arn. Located on tion. Detached carport with workshop/storage area. Lot may be yet close to LaBelle and Alva. $260,000.
CR 78. $400,000. split into two parcels, 108x102 each zone RG3M. A Great Buy 5+Facres on0 iFil li qlity
2,80' si ft R082B6Aff hmer'eat-fineTe wT rFnbjateTf(Gie es at only $9, 5 _00. foryour dream 'i. n r a.90.
DONNA ANE- LC REAL ESTATE BROKER 180 N. Bridge St. LaBele, FL Resort & Golf Course. Home is situated on 2.12 acres of man- 5 acres. Tn'Irone s tir n .a faccss l8di
ASSOCIATES: Terri Banky Trisha Arnold icuredlawn. $375,000. M 5 acrB-Mesi-oni [eniRhry"esl i 0 i on16ee6r.n'. 7mll eMrm
Shary Weckwerth Denise Walker (863) 675-6788 1-888-675-6762 JusTinutestotriverer.- rConsfructtion3 BAspfitToor Bring the horses, 3BR/2BA MH on 5.82 fenced acres w/2 Pioneer Fire StM l A real deal at
Beverly Curtis Patty Walker www.heritagelandco.com plan, CBS home on canal. Cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile, ponds and nice o aJIsM n ttt clings, split floor $98,500.
Dawn Mare Morton Wayne Simmons Se Habla Espafiol upgraded appliances. Built to Dade County codes. OWNER plan, le kiAt biuiuilt-in bookcases, 4 separate 5+/-creparcilstolios'fro-in GeiafAtss
Charlene Bowen Office Manager A wlSAYS BRING ME AN OFFER. $350,000. large closet, master bath has separate tub and shower. is undetermined at this time for each parcel. Seller is selling
EsftablslfedTrorPica'friaienn Pccares.fici nd laTon $270,000. land in "as is" condition. $90000 each lot
__________:____n_____ immaculate home boasts 4BR, one with French Doors used as premises ca @ltc i~ftlt i 'iry retreat over- 4BI26~AlM'~+Ron-- sclue'dae'siPonee Panta-on. 5 a-s-ori nacBIU H I UI-
an office, stone fireplace between glass doored bookcases. looking pondl.ll'x60 x-12 greenhouse, 25x18 lab area Property Approximately Hig.an-i j- l '1 fndl3rd
Spectacular custom designed riverfront home with private gated Master Suite with jetted tub, huge walk-in closet. Exterior with attached 23x18 office. $335000. 2,000 sq. ft. lw farge open wooded deck. Many fruit Street. $89,000.'1l' l
entry on Ft. Denaud Rd. 6,361 sq. ft. of quality in this 3BR/2.5A French Doors lead out of the Den and Master Bedroom. All win- This co"tryihom ii ATva 'as e xtralargerooms anT Fi o of trees onproperty, $245,000. Miles 'rm no. m7-' sedud,
home. Homehas 10ft. ceilings, splitfloor plan, French doors, solid dows are thermal pane. 24x30 detached garage. If you're look- country charm. 4BR/2BA home sits on 1+/- acre. Roof and 2BR1 d wAde lmei--lffu'ylF yfoom- accessible acrelL
surface countertops, custom cabinets, gazebo overlooking river, ing for peace and quiet on the river this is it! $425,000. appliances are lep jjss ifn17 porches + 1 plete renovation llDf' fElhM re $175,000. 6 mig'niRcnFi+1cr1ho'i esi-es on presto F't.l~Elini-road
boat dock wlift, 3 car A/C garage w/car lift, 6 car carport, French Neew onstruct6ion'3 R2BA iplit Iob p fantio'Si6 n'ca nrwlith screened poU eBeit PFl"f"Inal workshop has 2B il6ie rkshop has 2him ckii ~'iie 'le priced at $85,000 r acreow owners will not split
doors open onto large lanai. Home sits on 1.49 oak filled acres river access. Built to Dade County Codes with cathedral ceil- electric. Master bedroom has his and her walk-in closets. This floors, galvalun~ lRa1.J es, storage shed. FivacT"s iif .
w/190+feet of river frontage. $1,600,000. ings, tile, carpet and upgraded appliances. Owner financing spacious home with 2,152 square feet was built in 1991. Great price for acres in Muse with mobile. $150,000. 1.2acres onaDI-
OalRVties graetiisi r6iclbnre loTi 3B 'B2.A'ome 'YM a possible or trade for hurricane damaged properties will be con- $285,000. .ii WonTdeiul 25 acrei icely wooded .ron~plFtely 1.097+/-jacres inonaan
beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River. Privacy and Peace sidered. $350,000. OWNER LOOKING AT ALL OFFERSI This weTcriD3BD~2i A home is waitingfor y6urfamiiljy.This fenced, enjoyiyda RgoOOgit~ aBR/2BA manu- 2.5naiffallT" cai -t a ifac-
at its best. Enjoy the sunsets over the water on your back ~ --- -- --- --- ------ home features vaulted ceilings, real wood floors, built in book- factreured home on l___l
screened patio. Wood, tile and carpet flooring. Wonderful A T E T J J case, plenty of storage and large closets. Large kitchen has SingTe eide6-io"il on oeWeTalfaicre-on-' `Toa-il0 i paved me- a--n 0-
kitchen for entertaining, plantation shutters, indoor utility room, reamino o? beautiful wood cabinets including a built in desk area.Adjoining drive, beautiful landscaping, plus huge pole bam (23x53) with --:6T_[,_ 1_
large private boat dock with lift. Community clubhouse includes Dreaming of owning your own Island? 12.64 secluded acres lot may be purchased separately. Don't miss out on this well concrete floor and electric. Call today for an appointment.
pool, boat ramp and tennis court. $749,000. i easement which cane removed. $1,400,000 kept enerefficient ome. $249,900. Won't last on 8700 12 acre buildable lot in Lehi Acres $69,00.
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frontage. Thorough remodeling has made this 3BR/3BA + for impressive views of the intra coastal waterway Cash or in Muse. Fenced and cross-fenced 5 acres on a paved road I. l watere. $54,900.i .C ...
office riverfront home like new. The new features include solid 12'0.7 6 I 6i' -i -di -Rll-on 3B2i du horo ew Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres with great Attdiione o e l cr o ai B prev
surface countertops, cabinets, appliances, file and carpet, 3B2reesr lyaed Large warehouse on 4.85 acres located in LeHigh Acres withgreat subdivision south of LaBelle near Bonita Bays proposed devel-
large patio to relax and enjoy the river views, new sod, irg aloosahatchee Drive. This homesite is ready for your water- flooring, new countertops & island in kitchen make this home potential. 400 amp, 3 phase electric service and 4" well with 3 phase opment. Buy a minimum of fve lots at $45,000 each or make
on stem, drivewa and boat dock. $699,900. f hoe. neready for your family. Over 2 acres fenced. Affordable at pump in place Six loading docks on front side of building. Drive in an offer on all. Streets and cul-de-sacs are paved. ill require
acre of land. Make an appointment to see this hidden treasure te and one acres of fenced pasture. Home has two fireplaces, carpet and tile flooring, French doors to lanai, his and her mas- Hafo dindniaToJu nerTacre Pice foellow- -
itodhyBest buyron the Rver! $685,000. wood foors throughout except tile in utility om and 12 bath ter sets, master bath has separate his & her sinks, shower a 00. o i t f i Hend
meant system, new roof, all new windows and sliding doors to Southem Style! Two story 3BPJ3 1i2BA in the Port LaBelle air, 2,454 total sq. ft., Hardiplank concrete siding, spacious from downtown LaBelle. 2,400 sq. ft. steel building located on Ranchettes.
the lanai. All this plus 150 feet of river frontage and over one Ranchettes on landscaped 3.02 acres, 6-zone irrigation sys- kitchen with oak cabinets, solid surface countertops and pantry, 4.65 acres. $850,000.
acre of land. Make an appointment to see this hidden treasure tem and one acres of fenced pasture. Home has two fireplaces, carpet and tile flooring, French doors to lanai, his and her was- frt $1606000.
today. Best buy on the River! $685,000. wood floors throughout except file in utility room and 1/2 bath. ter closets, master bath has separate his & her sinks, shower at!......0. .. ..-.-.- - - - --- ----
Beautifi liie new Flomres oTMfif m- 6g.7 me on 1310 eelt of Open with catwalk upstairs that adjoins two upstairs bedrooms and garden tub, indoor utility with extra shelving. To be com- ir___ _ _J___
Caloosahatchee River frontage, just east of Ortona Locks. This with private bath in each. 3-car garage with apartment com- pleted by July 15. Only $225,000. 3BR/2BA singlewide MH for rent, available July 1st $675/mo+
Splete with full bath, kitchen, bedroom and living room. French Belmn:- 'CBS me on oversTzeltoL. t fiiS'ZfRR Alas 40 acres in Muse off of Secretariat 1/2 mile from paved road. security
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 7, 2005
Bee aware! African honeybees becoming established in Florida
African honeybees also
known as killer bees have
entered Florida and a University
of Florida researcher says the
aggressive insects may eventu-
ally spread throughout the state
and move into other areas of
the southeastern United States.
The bees, which tend to
sting in large numbers, have
been found and stopped at vari-
ous Florida ports over the past
decade, but now it looks like
they're here to stay, said Glenn
Hall, an associate professor of
entomology at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
He said Florida's warm climate
is ideal for the bees, which
could be bad news for the
state's $16 million honeybee
"If African honeybees
become established in large
numbers over the next few
years, they will affect the bee-
keeping industry and the polli-
nation of many crops," Hall
said. "Public safety, recreation
and tourism may also be affect-
ed, leading to liability prob-
Hall, a bee geneticist who
developed DNA markers to
identify African honeybees, said
that to the untrained eye they
"However, new finds in the Tampa area suggest
that African bees are spreading and becoming
established in the state and they are being
found farther inland from the ports."
Glenn Hall, associate professor of
entomology, University of Florida
look the same as resident Euro-
African bees more aggres-
sively defend their nests than
European bees. African bees
may swarm as many as 16
times a year while European
bees swarm about three times a
year, he said.
The African bees invaded
five southwestern states in the
1990s and have periodically
turned up at Florida's deep-sea
ports since 1987, Hall said.
Until recently, swarms entering
through ports such as Jack-
sonville, Miami and Tampa
have been successfully cap-
tured in bait hives maintained
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
"However, new finds in the
Tampa area suggest that
African bees are spreading and
becoming established in the
state and they are being found
farther inland from the ports,"
Hall said. "We did not believe
that enough bees could arrive
on ships to form an established
population, but they did so in
Puerto Rico and now appear to
be doing the same in Florida." .
He said the infestation
around Tampa is still small and
the bees are not unusually
aggressive. As isolated swarms
enter one by one through the
ports, daughter African queens
from the swarms have no
choice but to mate with the res-
ident European male drones.
Fortunately, the hybrid off-
spring are not as aggressive as
their African parents.
"Once the combination of
hybrids and new introductions
reaches a critical mass, bees of
African descent will likely start
to mate with each other, result-
ing in offspring with more
He said that the arrival of
African bees is not unexpected
and should not be viewed with
undue alarm at this time.
"Concerns about the bees
have been exaggerated, with
some media and motion pic-
tures portraying swarms of
deadly, stinging insects invad-
ing cities," Hall said. "Neverthe-
less, it's important to be aware.
African bees have attacked and
killed people and livestock in
Africa, in South and Central
America and in other states."
There have been 14 fatalities
in the United States and hun-
dreds of-nonfatal stinging inci-
dents have been reported.
Neither the European nor
African race of honeybee is
native to the Americas, Hall
said. The European honeybee
(Apis mellifera) has been man-
aged by commercial and hobby
beekeepers worldwide for
many centuries, selected for
desirable traits such as gentle-
ness, honey production, ten-
dency not to swarm, winter
hardiness and disease resist-
On the other hand, the
African honeybee (Apis mellif-
era scutellata) is adapted for
survival in Africa's harsh envi-
ronment where climate, preda-
tion and other factors have pro-
duced a hardy race, Hall said.
In the 1950s, Brazilian scien-
tists thought that the bees from
tropical regions in Africa might
thrive in South America's tropi-
cal environment better than the
previously imported European
"They were right," Hall said.
"Once the African honeybees
were released in Brazil, they
quickly spread throughout
South and Central America,
advancing up to 300 kilometers
a year through the tropics into
Mexico. It was only a matter of
time until the African honeybee
population reached the United
Movements of African hon-
eybees have been tracked more
closely than any other invasive
insect. First detected in the.
southernmost counties of Texas
in 1990, they quickly spread to
New Mexico, Arizona and Cali-
fornia by 1993. Since then, they
have moved into southern
Nevada and Utah.
Many of the wild (feral)
colonies of honeybees in these
states are of African descent,
making it difficult for beekeep-
ers to manage European honey-
bees and keep out African hon-
eybee genes. In areas colonized
by African bees, regular bee-
keeping operations with Euro-
pean honeybees are disrupted
and costs of management are
Because of urbanization in
Florida and public fears over
African bees, coupled with
increasing liability, apiary sites
could be more difficult to
obtain in the future, Hall said.
These concerns along with the
marginal income from bee-
keeping could discourage bee-
keepers in the future. That
would decrease the availability
of bees and increase the price
of renting bee colonies that are
essential for the pollination of
"Large populations of Euro-
pean honeybees managed by
beekeepers are probably our
best defense against African
bees," Hall said. "The European
honeybees compete with
African bees for food sources.
When they interbreed with the
African bees, defensive stinging
behavior in their offspring is
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New UF farm safety program targets migrant workers
By Chuck Woods
Down on the farm, it can be
downright dangerous especially
for thousands of Florida migrant
farm workers who may not be
familiar with rules and regulations
designed to ensure their safety on
the job. But help is on the way,
thanks to a new University of Flori-
da farm safety-training program
aimed at the state's 200,000
migrant farm workers.
"What these workers don't
know about agriculture, it seems,
can truly hurt them," said Cesar
Asuaje, an extension agent with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences. "In recent years, His-
panic workers have accounted for
a growing number of injuries and
fatalities in agriculture and related
industries such as landscaping."
He said immigrants from Mexi-
co and other countries in the trop-
ics make up the majority of Flori-
da's seasonal agricultural workers
and some have received little
instruction in farm safety.
"As a result, injuries and fatalities
among Hispanic workers are
increasing and the language barrier
is one reason for that," Asuaje said.
"In a lot of cases, people are hurt
because they cannot read signs or
safety instructions and some don't
want to let on that they don't under-
Working out of UF's extension
office in West Palm Beach, Asuaje
is offering farm safety training in 11
counties, and the training program
is being expanded to meet a grow-
ing demand fromthe state's His-
panic population. He goes to citrus
groves, sugarcane fields, tomato
farms and other agricultural enter-
prises throughout South Florida,
teaching a one-day, on-the-job
training course to migrant workers.
The training, which is presented in
Spanish, covers topics ranging
from operating tractors and other
heavy equipment to handling pesti-
cides and avoiding back injuries.
The program is currently being
offered in Broward, Collier, Hendry,
Hillsborough, Manatee, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach,
Pinellas and St. Lucie counties.
Asuaje said the most recent sta-
tistics from the U.S. Occupational
Safetyand Health Administration
(OSHA) indicate fatal injuries
among Hispanic workers on the
farm rose more than 18 percent
while nonfatal injuries rose by 33
percent between 1999-2003.
In the landscaping industry a
sector of Florida agriculture that
employs large numbers immigrant
workers nonfatal injuries
increased by 63 percent over the
"It's a trend you see every-
where, particularly in Florida," said
Luis Santiago, director of OSHA in
the Fort Lauderdale area. "They're
doing work that others won't do -
and that usually means dangerous
For example, when you can't
read instructions on heavy equip-
ment, just about any work can
become dangerous, Santiago said.
He cited recent deaths among
workers using heavy-duty industrial
lawnmowers in landscaping oper-
ations in South Florida residential
areas. Workers unfamiliar with
warnings often use them on steep
slopes near canals and sometimes
tumble in and get pinned under the
Santiago said federal regula-
tions require safety training for
every worker. While some employ-
ers usually show a Spanish-lan-
guage video, that's no guarantee
that every migrant worker will
receive effective training.
"Most growers are honest, but
some don't train workers because
they want to avoid claims against
them if something goes wrong,"
Santiago said. "For example, a lot
of these workers have never seen a
respirator before working here. If
they're spraying pesticide, they
might not know that a respirator is
required for protection."
While video training materials
may help, Asuaje said it's better to
have someone teaching in person.
In addition to training workers at
farms around the state, he organ-
ized the Hispanic Health and Safety
Fair in Homestead on June 4, and
he is planning a similar program in
Kissimmee on August 20. More
than 1,000 migrant farmworkers
are expected to attend.
The popularity of the farm safety
program has led Asuaje to begin
offering other Spanish-language
classes. His office is one of the few
places where Florida residents can
take Spanish-language classes for a
license to apply pesticides some-
thing that can give a new landscap-
ing company a leg up on competi-
tors who are not licensed to apply
pest-control products to lawns and
Asuaje said the pesticide train-
ing class is popular among immi-
grants who started as landscape
workers and then opened their
own landscaping businesses.
The test for the license is in Eng-
lish, and applicants need some
basic reading skills in English to
pass the examination, but instruc-
tion in Spanish can make a differ-
ence in how well the students
understand basic concepts, he
"We start with Spanish and
include more and more English as
the class goes along," he said. "If
someone has a problem under-
standing something, we can work
it out in Spanish, which is easier."
Asuaje said workers with
acceptable reading skills seem to
benefit most, while those who
have lower reading skills will begin
to learn the process for pesticide
With the growing number of
Spanish-speaking people in Flori-
da, Asuaje says he has only begun
to scratch the surface in the
demand for instruction in farm
safety and farming.
Small business training available
FGCU Small Business Devel-
opment Center will present a
number of training seminars
July 7-28. Online registration and
seminar descriptions are avail-
able at http://cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc.
Thursday, July 7: 2 p.m. to 5
p.m.; FAQs About Starting a
SBDC Training Room, 12751
Westlinks Dr., Fort Myers,
Suzanne Specht, Julio Estremera
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p.m.; Market Analysis and Feasi-
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12751 Westlinks-Dr., Fort Myers;
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p.m.; FAQs About Starting a
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Cultural Park Blvd. S., Cape
Coral; Suzanne Specht, Julio
Estremera and Barbara Riordan;
Tuesday, July 19: 2 p.m. to 5
p.m.; Legal Forms of Business
Ownership; CLI Conference
Room, 12751 Westlinks Dr., Fort
Myers; Attorney Ray Schumann;
Thursday, July 21: 2 p.m. to 5
p.m.; Small Business Hurricane
Preparedness; SBDC Cape Coral
Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd.
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p.m.; Start Buy or Franchise;
CLI Executive Seminar Room,
12751 Westlinks Dr., Fort Myers;
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p.m.; Reading, Understanding
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Spanish; SBDC Cape Coral
Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd.
S., Cape Coral; Lynn Sasco and
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Personal Care Aides needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades
Counties. Must have CNA certificate, H.S. diplo-
ma or GED, clean FI driver license. Background
checks done on all new hires. Name your hours-
we'll work with you as long as you have a heart
Call our office nearest you for more info about job
openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Cle-
wiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We
are an EOE.
Board of County Commissioners
COUNTY MANAGER/GLADES COUNTY
Under direction of five (5) member Board of County Commis-
sioners, serves as Chief Administrative-Officer and provides
general supervision of County Department Directors. Strong
management skills required with major experience in plan-
ning, zoning and budgets. Four year degree in public admin-
istration, management or planning is desired but will
consider successful local government management experi-
ence as qualifying. Salary: $60,000- $70,000 depending on
education and experience.
Send Resume To:
K.S. Jones Chairman
Glades County Board of County Commissioners
Post Office Box 10
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
EOE/Drug Free Work Place
*Full rtme Med 'Suig 7arn-pm or pmr-.ta FL RN
Le I T e.xenence pref-rred nil tran .ne radure.
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leas t I .r experience in area c experrise
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req. Full. Pa Trre & Perwnrm Poshtions A silable
Per D.em CRTo.- RRT preferred. th mrinmur n or r*
.'2) er se espenernc in adel and general a1,ert cr re
BLS .Lnd ACLS ara required $24 00 HR
Per Diem Pharmacy Technician
Appl,..in snjuld hase rirong arfath & Chemn r Lck.
ground Esp ii crin payable tr education training l r -rk
e ip .n the healthc.r field pre(eap Pharmacy Tedi.,
Schedule requi;es weeker.d and hchlda .%orr
Fui Time Certified Dietary Manager
IdeMal ar.ddaie *ill have I yr exp. A Dietars .7Mr Cert
Fanuhanr., with sanitation and ualir)' conrirrl standards
req May pertorn une cooking duates i nereded
Director of Quality Improvement
Respin.bltties will include monon.onng and corduartrg
parent care. asesarig opportufaries tor i, irn-,pL i qt aliq
of care delr. ered bv rnamnzarmianpe.-rorr rarice improve
ment conlurcrdjn itth the urJiliranrn ,e',ea pr-cram
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Qulry Manragemrent expensen.e. i 'ear cAhr.a expert.
ence and knoa ledge of State 6and Federu
reaudanoni L-censure certhcatbon inm /isK ,lanarm ereen
per F5S#f625 994 preferred. but not mrndaf&,r)
Part Time PBX Operator
Mfuij possess excellent pu bli reaton, !sill Prio.; PBX
svjtem and filing eperience is a plus Must be able to tile
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits -
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
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GULF HARVESTING, INC. .
LOOKING FOR A HARVESTING
S2 TO 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE
BILINGUAL A PLUS
INTERESTED FAX RESUMES TO
helps you understand the
world around you.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Training and Vacations No Ex-
Need two full time Welders/
Only Apply. Call Mike
Must have transportation.
F/T POSITION AVAILABLE
Must be experienced and
have valid Class D or CDL
drivers license. Pay based
on exp. Must be able to
speak and read English.
Land & Woods Construction,
Inc. (863)673-2717 David
Superintendent for Heavy
Highway / Underground
Utility Contractor, West
Palm Beach. MIn 5 yrs. experi-
ence In Grading & Under-
ground, Public & Private
A MUST. Salary commensu-
rate with experience. Com-
pany paid benefits.
(561)682-0706 or fax resume
TRAVEL NURSES Or Nurses
Who Want Travell Suwannee
Medical Personnel Would
like to have YOU on their Trav-
el Team RN's to travel from
Florida and as
far as Alaska for 13wkAssign-
ments. We offer great bene-
travel, and more. Please fax
(866)389-0208 or email
F -n nII
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home
buying! School! New Busi-
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
Part Time 0215
CHILDCARE NEEDED- in my
home for 7yr old and 19 mo
old, 3 1/2 day/wk M,T,TH &
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
LOG HOME DEALERS WANT-
ED Great Earning Potential,
Protected Territory, Lifetime
Warranty. American Made -
Honest Value. Call
Daniel Boone Log Homes
NONI JUICE God made it,
we sell it. Fortunes being
created. For free CD
PROFIT NOW! With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).
Also do handyman jobs
Accurately & Economically
Preschool Program (3yrs +)
Before & After School care
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
2000. ME, XP, licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Music for all occasions:
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
Cheryl Jameson at
ERS children, etc. Only one
*Excludes govt. fees! Call
Divorce Tech. Established
amoo sa ulilm 1 i lu u c-y, 'g j
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
DINING ROOM SET- 8pcs
Pecan wood, antique. Very
nicb: $1100 (863)675-2969
FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $175 for both
WASHING MACHINE, Maytag,
Almost new w/Whirlpool
Dryer. $200 for both.
BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $170.
BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'xl 6.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" FINAL CLEAR-
ANCE! 20x30 Now $2900.
30x40 $5170. 40x50 $8380.
40x60 $10,700. 50x100
$15,244. Many Others.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
WINDOWS: 20, Assorted
Sized, Roll Out. $800 for all,
will sep. 863-675-7761 or
B u l in
1 --- 1a^ I011
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
WINDOWS (6) Double hung
30"x60", $150 for all or will
ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
in ci^n- le
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic. & insured.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Unena s Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
To & Games 730
V9 ds 735
Wanted to Buy 740
BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good condition $65
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
nice and heavy, $50 or best
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
RECLINER- good condition,
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, asking $70.
TWIN BED w/Drawers under-
neath & Bookcase Head-
board- BRAND NEW!! $150.
TWIN MATTRESS PADS (2)
new magnetic European
Health Concepts. Pd $1270
asking $350 (863)763-8449
E q i p mn t 'I l
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
inin S ies
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
dle rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
POWERHOUSE FITNESS GYM
10 or more exercises. New.
DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
YOU A MORE INFORMED
ionm anm w populrl
TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
Advertise your business in
Call A Pro
$10 a week
Call Barb or Dale at
To learn more!
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O age I.nc
Plet c piq hy't I~s45 0w 8w! W
3BR/2BA home inclucs
IBR/IBA mother in -
law quarters. Won't last
Horse country (10 Ac)
fenced & cross fenced (2)
offices, 2 pole
barns/horse stalls, sever-
al out buildings, manu-
factured home. $899,900.
".. I., u rn,. ri.1 .-.mu
locatted on 25 ac. Young
orange grove w/new
irrigation system, pole
barn w/work -shop.
Great pool home 3/2
with family room large
patio. A great buy for
$279,90 .. ............. ...............
1 acre homesite in a
growing area. $159,900.
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Vacuum with Shampooer,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products B10
Farm MisceHaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
SPAY COUPE (2) Both in good
working condition. $4500
TRACTOR: JOHN DEERE,
w/air conditioned cab, 66hp
on PTO. Like new. Low hrs.
HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 1yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, w/ papers, $1200.
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
holds up to 1501bs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
LAWN MOWER- Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/ weedeater. $400
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
RIDING MOWER- 12HP with
rass catcher, runs good,
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
reat pets or lawnmowers,
GEESE (African & Tufted)
mating pairs & gosling,
CHICKENS- laying hens &
DUCKS- adults & ducklings
RABBITS- mature rex & mink
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Business Places 910
House Rent 930
Land S ent 95
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LABELLE, for lease, 2 bed-
room, 2 bath. This condo is
fully furnished and features a
Florida room. There are too
many extras to list. Please
call 863-612-0000 for details.
Home & Ranch
Real Estate Co.
Pro. Strength w/ ex. blades &
access. blend, grind &juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018
Matching set, Bismark design,
14K gold w/(3) 14K rings
$370 (863)801-3358 Stacy
F in I .si s
LAMPS- 2, $20, Will separate.
j^eilcl Ite I
ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
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ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOUII BRAND NEW POWER
TOLL FREE (800)843-9199
24 HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job.
Placement Assistance., Cornt
puter & Financlafald if qualCP
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sellseparate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word
classified ad in over 150
newspapers throughout the
state reaching over 5
MILLION readers. Call this
newspaper or Advertising
Networks of Florida at
(866)742-1373. Visit us on-
line at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads
CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by
Allen, w/attachments, great
cond. $750 neg.
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COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
birds. $330 for all, will sep.
COCKATIEL'S, 2 Hand Feed, 1
Albino & 1 2 Albino. $65
41/2 ft long, w/ aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
FINCHES- (5)hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
,will sel separate.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
Both parents on premises.
3 males. Shots & Wormed.
JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2
months old. 1 pair. Includes
cage. $50 Call after 5pm.
RABBIT In cage, house trained
HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
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FISHING LURES, 113, New,
still in box. Asking $400 all,
may separate. 239-357-6889
COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27,;'
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
10 acres with
mile from city limits.
3B/2B with 40X60
pole bar, fenced on
paved road in Felda.
4.81 acres. $525,000.
2B/2B mobile on
4.32 acres close to
Lic. Real EState Brok'r
Assoc: Seth Howard
NORTH FT. MYERS, for lease,
riverfront condo, 2 bedroom,
2 bath is fully furnished and
features many extras. Please
call 863-612-0000 for details
Home & Ranch
Real Estate Co.
ORTONA, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
wood frame home on acreage.
$1100 monthly. Please call
863-612-0000 for details.
Home & Ranch
Real Estate Co.
2500 Sq. Ft., $1500 mo.
1250Sq Ft.$750 mo
1st, last & security
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Professional single male, 49,
college graduate, employed,
quiet. Seeking rental on lake or
canal w/lake access. Good
view a plus. Moving 6/30.
Day (800)633-5953 ext. 1360
FEMALE or young female pro-
fessional to take over lease
at College Club Apt. In Ft.
Myers, near FGCU. 3 great
roommates. Your own BR &
BA. Free pool, DSL, Cable,
Tanning, Gym & Computer
lab. We pay your move In
fee & 1st mo. rent $550.
mo. & $40. util. Move in
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.,
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Access!
24/7, Lighter & Secured
Across from LaBelle Airport
"Always Room For 1 More"
2 locations to serve you:
LaBelle & Lehigh
Great Rates! Easy Access!
24/7, Lighter & Secured
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2 BR, 2 BA on 75x122Ft Lot.
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1060 Highway 20 South
OKEE- By Owner, 4BR, 2BA,
CBS, metal roof 1903 SW
3rd Ave. $210K Cash or
best offer (863)697-1897
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County. Could Divide.
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street in Belmont, no thru
traffic, newly paved road,
city water & sewer,
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of shore-
line. 20% redevelopment
discounts and 90%
financing. NO PAYMENTS for
1 year. Call now for best se-
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
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Berrien County, Georgia ---
327 +/- acres. Excellent
hunting property. Worth
County, Georgia --- 369 +/-
acres. Outdoorsman dream
property. For more information
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GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
&golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking, &
availability- mid $70's &
up. Call today (877)266-7376.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900. Pay
* NO Closing Costs*! July
30 & 31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one
of the largest &
cleanest mountain lakes in
America! Large, estate-size
parcels, gentle slope
to water, gorgeous woods,
panoramic views. Paved
roads, county water,
utilities. Lake access from
$29,900. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 x
215 restrictionss apply".
New Tbnnessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,90017 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake
Parcel and LogCabln Package
ext 8 for details.
I Buy Real Estate, Interested,
Call Brent. (863)634-5129
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look for a helper In the
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GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
Area. 20 Acres from
$195,000. 100 Acres from
$450,000. New semi-private
gated community featuring
parcels w/ frontage on the
Gorgeous woodlands teeming
w/ deer & turkey. SAVE up
to $20,000! Great
financing. Call toll-free
(866)352-2249, x 517 or
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
utilities, central water, sewer,
Excellent financing. Call now
ext 617,Sunset Bay, LLC.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Gated community with pri-
vate river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.rver-
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NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting,
hiking, horses, great climate.
access. 100% Financing. Call
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LABELLE- 3br, 2ba, double-
wide, located at 810 Bennett
Ave, $80,000 firm.
Located in mobile home park
1br, Iba, all new modern
Located in mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 orbestoffer
MOBILE HOME 14x60, 2
Bdrm., 1 Ba. Great fishing on
Lake Reddie. 55or older rental
lot. $25,000 (863)517-1570
MOORE HAVEN, 4 BR, 2 BA
on landscaped private lot w/
Screen porch & dbl, car port.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
MarhineB Icllaneou 3025
Sport Vehites/ATVa 3035
AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming, 232 hrs, Great
BASS BOAT, '88 15 Ft, Rang-
er, 70 hp Johnson, Stainless
Prop., F/F, D/F. Float on trail-
er. $3500 (863)697-9660
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trlr, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
TRAVEL/HOUSE TRAILER, 22
Ft., Painted white, needs in-
terior work. $1000.
it's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
PLASTIC GAS TANK- 28 gal.
great for generator, boat, etc.
IM otocl es l3030
SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
SUZUKI 50 4 Wheeler, Runs
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 600 2000
4 Whir w/on command 4 wd,
wench & rear basket. 450
mis. $3500 (863)532-9479
lAut ab ^les
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
offer. (863)990-6398 aft 5
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
FORD LTD 1984, Runs w/title.
Needs works. $300.
FORD MUSTANG 5.0 LX
COUP '93 all power, cd, 5
star rims, flowmaster exh,
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
MERCURY MARQUIS 1992
Excellent condition. Cold
A/C. Runs great. $2500
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
franchise also available,
STARCRAFT POPUP 1979
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking$1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
TOYOTA CAMRY LE, '93 dark
green ext. w/belge cloth Int.,'
very clean cond., 180k hwy.
ml., $3200. Call only M-F,
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
Wanted DEAD OR
Cars, Trucks & Vans.
Cash paid for some.
7 days per week.
DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
FORD F150 P/U 1998 4X4,
Cold Air. $5000 or best of-
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356
WHEELS (4) Alloy, Factory, 8
Lug w/chrome center caps.
Fit '99+up. Ford F250 or
350. $200 (863)674-0481
CHEVY 1500 1988 w/Cap,
35K mis., New engine & tires.
Good paint. No rust. Must see
to appreciate. 239-826-2077
NOTICE FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Port LaBelle Community Development District at
the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL until Wednesday, August
3, 2005,1:30 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid sub-
mfal deadline atthe strict Office.
The project is titled Storage Building Construction. The work consists of construc-
tion of a 1,360 square feet CBS building and other associated work.
All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the
plans, specifications and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt and Associates, Inc., 850 W Ventura
Ave., Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans,
and blank bid forms may be obtained from this office for a NON-REFUNDABLE
fee of $20.00 per set
A certified check or cashiers check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond in a
sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to
the Port LaBelle Community Development District, shall accompany each bid as
a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening
of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter
into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing
which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance
and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to
the owner and licensed by the State of Florida.
The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to reject any
and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalites, or
to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner.
Ralph W. Nicholson, General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development District
67054 CGS/CB 7/7/05
CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
FORD F250,'95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4000 or best
MrE --- -, iI
HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8, open,
hardware floor, $250
FORD ECONOMY VAN'85
6cyl, first $300 takes It
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, grt interior $1700
Pubic Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Notice is hreby given thaton 7/16/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding, the
personal property heretofore stored
with the undersigned:
Sofa, love seat, washer, dryer, mat-
tresses, headboard, footboard, misc.
boxes. Mattresses, desk, baby bed,
misc. items. Household furniture, bike,
misc. items. Misc. boxes & Items.
65699 CB 7/7,14/05
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until JULY
26, 2005 2:00pm for Bid #006-0001,
PROPANE GAS LABELLE AREA.
Specifications will be available at the
Board's Finance Office at 111 Curry
Street In LaBelle, Call (863) 674.4100
to have the apeclflcatlons asxed or
Hendry County School Board
ick Murphy, Chairman
67316 CB/CGS 7/7,14/05
Canker found at UF
facility in Fort Pierce
Citrus canker, one of the most
destructive diseases affecting
Florida's $9 billion citrus indus-
try, has been found in a Universi-
ty of Florida citrus research grove
at UF's Indian River Research
and Education Center, or IRREC,
near Fort Pierce.
The discovery, which was
confirmed by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Division of Plant
Industry, will likely require offi-
cials to destroy all of the citrus
trees in IRREC's groves, halting
all citrus research projects there,
said Brian Scully, director of the
center and a professor of horti-
culture with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
"This canker infection,
though contained in the early
stages, will temporarily halt all of
our citrus research projects at the
center," Scully said. "It will take
us a number of years to recover,
but ultimately this setback will
offer us a fresh start and
improved groves in which to
conduct research. However, we
will continue to conduct our col-
laborative research in commer-
cial groves with the operation
of private industry."
The disease, caused by bacte-
ria in the genus Xanthomonas,
can affect all citrus varieties,
including grapefruit, oranges and
tangerines, which are grown at
IRREC, Scully said. Trees affected
by the disease develop small
brown lesions on leaves, stems
and fruit. Citrus canker eventual-
ly reduces tree productivity if left
IRREC employees discovered
the outbreak during a voluntary
grove inspection, he said.
UF/IFAS officials immediately
reported the discovery to the
Division of Plant Industry, which
is responsible for the state's Cit-
rus Canker Eradication Program..
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully
with DPI to address the situation,
said Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice
president for agriculture and nat-
ural resources. Mapping efforts
by the Citrus Canker Eradication
Program will establish the extent
of the infection and determine
which groves will be affected.
"Our personnel will assist DPI
in identifying all infected trees,"
Cheek said. "After that, we'll
cope with the loss of any trees
that may occur. We now under-
stand a little better what citrus
growers go through when they
face a canker outbreak."
State citrus canker eradication
procedures require the destruc-
tion of all infected citrus trees
that are found, as well as any cit-
rus trees located within 1,900
feet of infected citrus trees, Scully
said. These measures minimize
the chances the highly conta-
gious disease will spread to other
Currently~isix IRREC faculty
and their collaborators from
other UF/IFAS facilities are con-
ducting more than two dozen
experiments in the research
groves, some using trees planted
30 to 50 years ago, he said.
Citrus research efforts at
IRREC emphasize plant breed-
ing, entomology, pathology and
virology, soil and water science,
plant nutrition and irrigation and
post-harvest physiology, Scully
"It is difficult to quantify the
loss in terms of time, monetary
value and the potential impact
that our research findings have
on the statewide citrus industry,"
In addition, citrus research
programs at the U.S. Department
of Agriculture Horticultural
Research Laboratory adjacent to
IRREC are vulnerable to the
effects of the canker infection in
the IRREC groves, said Harold
Browning, statewide coordinator
for UF citrus programs in teach-
ing, research and extension.
Scully said he believes the dis-
ease did not reach IRREC via
human activity. "Our facility has
been strictly following the pre-
cautions recommended by the
Division of Plant Industry and
used by growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air cur-
rents, in rainwater and on peo-
ple, animals, plants and farm
equipment, Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation
and decontamination efforts will
be stepped up at UF's other cit-
rus research units, including the
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred and the
Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center in Immokalee,
said Browning, who directs the
Lake Alfred center.
"There is no reason to suspect
that citrus canker would have
reached other IFAS facilities by
way of the Indian River Research
and Education Center, thanks to
the many safeguards we have in
place," Browning said. "But with
canker in many areas of the state,
ongoing vigilance is necessary."
UF/IFAS citrus researchers
statewide have been developing
plans to react to a canker find
that involved UF/IFAS research
plantings, Browning said.
"Florida citrus growers rely on
our expertise to deliver improved
citrus varieties, to address
emerging citrus challenges, and
to help growers implement bet-
ter management practices year
after year," he said. "This setback
will not affect our commitment
to work with the industry to help
solve their problems."
Former USSR president to visit FGCU in 2006
Florida Gulf Coast University
hosts Mikhail Gorbachev March
28,2006, in Alico Arena as the sec-
ond speaker in FGCU's distin-
guished University Lecture Series.
Gorbachev's message "Peace
in the 21st Century" focuses on
global peace in addition to envi-
ronmental and sustainable devel-
opment policies as a method to
FGCU provost and vice presi-
dent for Academic Affairs Bonnie
Yegidis, who spearheaded devel-
opment of the University Lecture
Series, selected Gorbachev
because FGCU's student learning
outcome for the 2005-06 academ-
ic year is "ecological perspective"
which emphasizes the impact of
individuals on systems, particular-
ly the environment.
The first parliament in Soviet
history elected Gorbachev as pres-
ident in 1990. After leaving office,
the Nobel Laureate created The
Foundation for Socio-Economic
and Political Studies (The Gor-
bachev Foundation) in 1992 .to
provide in-depth analysis of the
evolving social, economic and
political conditions around a glob-
.A year later, Gorbachev
became president of Green Cross
International, an international
organization with branches in
more than 20 countries. He also
chairs the United Russian Social
According to The Gorbachev
Foundation web site,
< http://www.gorby.ru/en >, the
Foundation's aim is "to help assert
democratic values and moral,
humanistic principles in the life of
society. In a globalizing world, the
search-for guidelines in building a
new, more equitable international
order is increasingly important."
FGCU offers free tickets to the
public beginning 2006 for the one
hour lecture and question-and-
answer period. The University
posts updated information on the
University Lecture Series web site,
For future programming,
FGCU is seeking a donor to
endow a $2 million gift that could
support the University Lecture
Series in perpetuity. The Series,
which this year featured
renowned author and poet Maya
Angelou, was created to expand
the world of ideas and creative
expression, but FGCU hopes to
further develop it into a program
of even greater consequence for
students and the community.
For additional information
about Gorbachev, please visit
Girls invited to become wetland youth leaders
Young women, ages 14-17,
who are seriously interested in the
environment, are invited to spend a
weekend at Camp Caloosa in
North Fort Myers, July 29-31, and
participate in a Wetland Youth
Leadership program and learn
how to teach others about the wet-
lands and ecosystems, their impor-
tance and what they can do to
ensure that wetlands are protected.
During an adventure-packed
training weekend, the girls will don
waders and explore a wetland and
the creatures within it. They will
learn about wetland ecology,
explore career opportunities
involving wetlands, get creative
with eco-arts and crafts and learn
how to teach them to others. This
experience will help girls become a
resource for their community.
Camp begins on Friday, July
29, at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday,
July 31, at 4 p.m.
(Camp address will be given at
time of registration.)
Cost for the weekend is $65
for Girl Scouts and $75 for non-Girl
Materials (workbook and
patch) and meals are included for
For information or to register,
call ext. 22 at either 239-561-1800
Registration deadline is July
Girl Scouts of the Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. is chartered by Girl
Scouts of the USA and serves near-
ly 9,700 girls in Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee, Collier, and
to the Internet
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Immokalee, 2 Bdrm. Trailer
for rent. (239)657-2347
LABELLE, 1-BR 1-BA, Furn or
non-furn $550 mo. Water &
trash incl. 1st mo. + dep.
Equi ient 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility TraHers 4065
Fickup Trucks 405
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