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VOLUME 8U R
At A Glance
Bridge scare stops traffic
EDC to meet
The Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council's
next board meeting will be
held on April 12, at 10:00 a.m.
Sat Dallas Townsend Ag Center
: Prevent child abuse
In Recognition of April.
-Child Abuse Prevention
Month a workshop on "Early
Childhood Brain Develop
ment" will be presented by Dr
Wil Blechman on Thursday,
April 13, frm 1-4 p m at the
Dallas Townsend Agriculture
Bldg, 1085 Pratt Blvd An edu-
cational presentation for edu-
cators, parents and providers
of earl) childhood services.
To Register. Call 674-40411
x 149 Sponsored by Ki\anis
Club of LaBelle in partnership
with the Family Service Net-
work of Hendry Glades Coun
ties United \'\ay.
The Project Graduation
meeting is set for Monday,
April 10, at 7 p.r. in the
LaBelle High School library.
The event is still in the plan-
ning stages and there is much
to do. Anyone who would like
to.help provide an all night,
adult supervised evening of
fun for LHS graduating seniors
that is drug-free arid alcohol-
free, is invited to come out
CREW- or Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force will offer free assistance
for loss due to Hurricane
Wilma. The CREW Workforce
is scheduled to conduct needs
assistance, at the Nobles
Senior Connections at 475
Cowboy Way on Tuesday,
April 11 and Wednesday, 12,
from I until 6 p.m.
Amnesty at Barren
Library April 2-8
The Barron Library is cele-
brating National Library Week
with Amnesty. There will be
no fines charged on any over
due books returned the week
of April 2 through April 8.
Please help us celebrate
National Library Week by
returning over due books. A
book drop is provided for your
convenience by the front door.
The six-week Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Auxil-
iary Deputy Course begins
April 18. Sessions will be Tues-
days and Thursdays from 6-10
p.m. and 8 a.m.-4 p.m: on Sat-
urdays. Each session will be at
the HCSO Training Facility,
located at the Hendry County
Gun Range near Pioneer Plan-
Editorial ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Social News .........5
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper. ,
Community Links. Individual Voices.-
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By Donna Meister
Bridge Tender Penny Back-
lund had a scare on Tuesday
afternoon, March 28, that man-
aged to close the Labelle Bridge
for almost two hours to all traf-
According to Department of
Transportation, Public Informa-
tion Director Debbie Tower, at
about 1 p.m. the Caloosahatch-
ee Bridge span was opened for a
tug boat and barge when the
bridge and the bridge tender's
house shook. The vibration was
so violent that Ms. Backlund
thought possibly the bridge may
have been hit by the barge and
A thorough inspection was
made to the bridge and bridge
fenders and it was determined
that the bridge had not been
bumped by the barge. Apparent-
1), a safety device that allows Ihe
span to open only so far mal-
iunclioned, allowing the bridge
to open a little too far which
managed to shake the entire
bridge. The breakers were reset
and DOT crews stayed on the
scene to make sure everything
was back to normal. Weekly
inspections are routinely done
on the bridge.
Several keen observers
noticed during the incident that
particular day that boaters man-
aged to l\cei their antennas
and fishing rigs to fit under the
Little Miss LaBelle: Once Upon a Time
ualoosa telle/uonna Meister
Little Miss LaBelle Pageant, sponsored by the Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of
ABWA, will take place at LaBelle High School Auditorium this Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available for $5 at the door. The contestants will appear in a casual outfit and
also'a pageant dress or gown. Princess contestants grades K-2 chose a picture book
and will dress like one of the characters in the book. Fr6nt row, from left: Rylie Bowen,
Madelyn Munson, Miklynn Harrington; back left: Angelica Cuellar, Ana Ortiz, Tatiana
DeMeyer, Kaitlin Lawton, Amber Barnett, Ariel Woodard and Jessica Woodard.
bridge and did not need to ask
for the span to be opened, a pro-
cedure that should be routinely
done by boaters, but many
times is not.
Unnecessary bridge open-
ings are found in Title 33, Part
117A, Navigation and Navigable
Waters of the Code of Federal
seach.html It states that, "No
vessel owner or operator shall
signal a drawbridge' to open if
the vertical clearance is suffi-
cient to allow the vessel, after all
lowerable non-structural vessel
appurtenances that are not
essential to navigation have
been lowered, to safely pass
under the drawbridge in the
closed position. "The key words
here are "nonstructural vessel
appurtenances that are riot
essential to navigation." In clear
language, if you request a bridge
See Bridge Page 2
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office took down two marijuana
growhouses in less than 72 hours
According to Sheriff Ronnie
Lee, this is the tenth marijuana
growhouse discovered and
destroy( ed in Hendry County dur-
ing the past 13 months. This one
was located at 2150 Tampa
Avenue in the coirnmunit of Pio-
A search warrant was execut-
ed by sheriff's investigators on
March 30, at approximately 4:00
p.m. ,This growhouse was an
elaborate, unique operation as it
consisted of two semi-trailers. An
insulated semi-trailer Witas used
for growing the illegal plants
h.droponicall\ and the other
was used for drying the harvest-
ed plants Some residue \\as
Found' in the6 Ting trailer and a
small amount of marijuana was
discovered inside the mobile
home, which was unoccupied.
Numerous small potted mari-
juana plants, as well as the two
semi-trailers, were seized asa
result of the search warrant. So
far, investigators have been
unable to locate the owner of the
property and arrests are pending.
The value of the young plants
at maturity was approximately
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division had also executed a
search \\arrant on a marijuana
growhouse in Montura Estates
the previous Tuesday night,
March 28. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, the plants in this
elaborate marijuana growing set
up were estimated to be approxi-
matelv three feel tall and valued
at more than $100,000. Alvaro
Jose Velasquez-Martinez, age 38,
of Clewiston was taken into cus-
lody Authoritids'ay more arrests''.
are expected. They suspect the
group in charge of this operation
is Iom the BrowardDade Coun-
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Junior Miss contestants 3-5 grade, chose a. chapter book. They will give a short
speech about the book and dress like one of the characters in the book. Front row,
from left: Dominique Harrington, Alari Foutch and Ashley Curry; back row: Abby
Arnold, Cassidy Willis, Suzanna Talada, Brittney Tanner, Kaelee Rimes, Karra Gutterez
and Kayla Renaldi.
Children get learning
boost in PVK program
by Patty Brant a regular school setting and life in
Mary Lou Medina has been general like keeping quiet at the
babysitting for more years than appropriate times, sharing,
she can remember. Two years respecting themselves and others
ago shewentthroughthe process through manners and good
to become a licensed daycare hygiene practices like good nutri-
center, a move that has allowed tion, brushing their teeth and
her to add to the quality of child washing their hands.
care she provides. Currently, "Miss Lou" cares
This year, her daycare for six children. Mackenzie Tin-
became certified as a Voluntary dall, who just turned five, and her
Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) center, cousin Windall Tindall, Mark
providing four year olds free Shepard and Elizeth Vasquez, all
access to classes designed to get four years old, are enrolled in the
them ready for kindergarten. VPK program. Little Sarah Sodrel
Each day, the children have three and Bryce Herrera are not quite
hours of study more like fun, old enough yet but, being with
really that teaches them things the others, get the benefit of the
like their ABCs,, colors and num- classes, too.
bers. The idea with VPK is to The children's bright eyes and
ensure that all children come to enthusiasm tell the story.
kindergarten with the same basic Mackenzie loves to "cut" and
level of understanding so they paint; loves to play checkers and
can start their academic careers cards both games help build
on a par with other children. skills necessary for school. Mark
They also learn important
social skills needed to succeed in
See School Page 2
What does the health
department and the services it
provides mean to you and
your family? Is it a place to
immunize your child, help
with a septic tank problem or
ensure that you have safe
drinking water? Maybe you
see it as a place to get your
annual flu shot or a safe and
fun place for teens to go on
Teen Health Center Tuesday.
Whatever your needs the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment offers these services and
It is the mission of the
Department of Health's is to
promote and protect the
health and safety of all Floridi-
In the United States we
spend on average $1,390 per
person or treating diseases,
yet only $1.21 per person on
preventing them. The irony is
that our life expectancy is
influenced four times as much
by public health and preven-
tive measures as by the many
cures we've developed. Back
in 1900 the leading causes of
death were tuberculosis,
pneumonia and diarrhea-
related infections, but these
problems were dramatically
curbed through the use of vac-
cines, public health controls,
See Health -Page 2
Mackenzie Tindall, Windall Tindall, Mark Shepard show off their choices from the library at
Medina's Family Day Care Home. Shy little Sarah Sodrel sits on "Miss Lou's" lap. Elizeth
Vasquez and Bryce Herrera are not pictured.
Il THURSDAY, APRIL 6,2006
2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6,2006
Continued From Page 1
likes "paperwork" and going out-
side. Windall seems to love it all.
The children enjoy visitors and eas-
ily handled a pop quiz on the days
of the week ticking them off
without hesitation. They're also
learning some Spanish words,
thanks to "Miss Lou."
The children all know how to
dial 911 in an emergency and what
to say. They have picked up many
of the basic facts that help form the
traditions of American society -
like Christopher Columbus disco\v-
ered America and that he sailed on
the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
Besides learning basic facts, the
children all know the class rules.
For instance, there is no television
at Miss Lou's and only toys that
promote learning are allowed no
Superhero, "action" dolls or things
of that nature.
The parents of Miss Lou's chil-
dren are noticing the benefits of
the PVK program as well.
Mark's mother, Melissa ,could-
n't say enough good things about
the PVK program. "I love it; it's
wonderful!," she exclaims. The.
don't just learn their numbers, she
adds, they're gaining maturity and
learning to focus on school so
they'll know what school is all
about when they get there. She's
pleased, knowing that Mark will
Understand his role and the
teacher's role when he gets to
"real" kindergarten. "It's helping
Continued From Page 1
to open for you due to anything
extending from the boat that is
not an integral part of the boat's
structure and is not needed for
the boat's piloting, propelling,
controlling or collision avoid-
ance capabilities, then you are in
violation of the law and subject
to a fine. Permanently-mounted
structures, including outriggers
and antennas, that can not be
mechanically or manually low-
ered are still subject to the regu-
lation. These must be made col-
lapsible. It is the vessel owner's
responsibility to make the neces-
sary modifications to the boat.
Failure to do so can be viewed by
the Coast Guard as refusing to
lower a lowerable structure. First
time offenders usually get off
with a warning. These regula-
tions apply for every bridge in the
United States with fines as steep
as $10,000 for each violation. The
fines increase by $5,000 every
year for repeat offenders until it
him develop," she said, "he does
homework and it gives him struc-
ture." He's still talking about his
role as the wolf in the Christmas
play One of their current projects
is growing their own bean plants
in a pot. "That's his pride and joy,"
Melissa said, "he takes me over to
see them even morning to check
on them when we get there."
Melissa said she did have reser-
vations before enrolling Mark in
PVK. She worried that he'd
become bored with going to
school too soon, but she's glad
he's in the program now
Elizeth's father, Esteban, speaks
fairly good English but her mother,
Ofelia's English is very limited. The
Vasquezes are very pleased that
their daughter is learning so much
English at Miss Lou's. Her father
said she's learning to write her let-
ters and they know she will be
ready for school when the time
Little Sarah's mother. Tammy
Sodrel, is thrilled that her daughter
is learning so much. "What really
blew me away was the first time I
heard her recite the Pledge of Alle-
giance!" Tammy said In .their
Christmas play even shy little Sarah
walked right out and did her part
with the other children, never
missing a beat.
Bright, happy, loving and eager
to learn, these children grow daily
physically, mentally and socially, in
part due to the advantages of the
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten pro-
gram. Is it any \wonder that "Miss
Lou" smiles and sass, "I love my
reaches $25,000. per incident
Bridge operators are getting
more diligent about reporting
offenders. Barry Dragon, Chief of
Bridge Operations for the L.S.
Coast Guard's District 7 says he
usually sees 60 reports a week of
unnecessary bridge openings in
his 6,000 bridge jurisdiction,
which includes Florida, George
and North Carolina. Usually a
photo is taken at the time of the
offense by the bridge operator
and used as evidence if needed.
Bridge operators ate also sub-
ject to penalties if they refuse to
open or they do not open the
bridge on schedule. The LaBelle
Bridge is not to be opened during
peak traffic periods of 7 to 9 a.m.
and 4 to 6 p.m. Exceptions to this
rule are tug boats, barges and
vessels in distress. These have
top priority and the bridge will be
opened at any time for them.
Another common violation
that cruisers unknowingly com-
mit is failure to request a bridge
opening by signaling the bridge
tender. Being a safety issue, each
.boat must signal- it is not just fol-
A slory in the March 23 issue Kyle McLain's name spelled,'
of the Caloosa Belle had the incorrectly. The CB apologizes for"
spelling of scholarship winner, theerror.
Community Links individual Voices.
Caloosa Belle/Donna Meister
Little Miss LaBelle
Little Miss LaBelle contestants 6-8 grade, also will give a
short speech about a chapter book and will also dress
like one of the characters from a book of their choice.
Front row, from left: Nancy Garza and Elora Crumbley;
back row: Jena Howard, Arrina Hernandez, Kaleigh
Woodard, Taylor Harvey, Allyssa Johnson; not pictured
Continued From Page 1
water purification and good san-
Today's number one killer for
both men and women is heart
disease, but we now know that a
healthier lifestyle that includes
good nutrition, physical activity
and not smoking can contribute
to a longer, healthier life by
delaying or preventing heart dis-
ease. Your public health system
is a leading advocate for healthy
people, teaching the community
how to maintain good health
and prevent disease.
Public health takes care of
moms with prenatal services for
a healthy pregnancy and contin-
ues with Healthy Start and
Healthy Families for help with
learning how to care for and
keep babies healthy and safe.
The Hendry County Health
Department offers three pro-
grams for teens. It offers classes
for diabetics. It offers HIV testing
and assistance for those with
HIV AIDS. It offers Freedom
from Smoking classes. It pro-
vides tuberculosis control and
migrant camp inspections. It
brings health support to people
through home visiting programs.
The Glades County Health
Department provides primary
care. If your organization or
business would like information
or a speaker on health topics you
can contact the health depart-
Public health is in the schools
with a nurse at each school in
Hendry and Glades counties. It
provides classroom education
on many topics for interested
teachers. It brings children the
chance to try fresh fruits and
vegetables and learn health mes-
sages with the Fresh 2 U Pro-
gram. It teaches children to eat
better, brush their teeth, exercise
and wash their hands for preven-
The health department is
there during hurricanes or other
disasters. Special Needs Shelters
are provided for people needing
a safe, secure place during such
an event. After the storm Envi-
ronmental Health is there to
make sure the water supply is
safe. Everyone in the health
department is there to help:
making sure people get the
health care they need and help-
ing to make sure our community
Upcoming events at the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment are the Third Annual
Women + Wellness = Winning
Health Fair on Thursday, May 4,
from 4-7 p.m. and the Third
Annual Men's Health Fair on
Thursday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m.
Both events will feature many
screening opportunities includ-
ing cholesterol, bone density,
blood pressure 'and body 'fat
analysis. Come see what public
health is all about. For more
information call 674-4041 Ext.
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Avian flu: You need to k now n .m
iis the second dangerous to specific hosts such as a new influenza virus appears that power outages, hurricanes or n e Ws
on Pandemic humans, birds or pigs. causes seriousillness. People have other disasters. Cornmmunity Links Individual Voices
Influenza provided by the Hendry
and Glades County Health Depart-
ments. The series will cover basic
information and actions to be
taken if Pandemic Flu becomes a
realistic threat to the citizens of
Hendry and Glades counties.
The most current information
on Avian Flu is available at:
What is Avian Influenza?
Bird Flu is a virus that affects
birds. Avian Influenza does not
usually infect people, but infections
with these viruses have occurred in
humans. The possibility of a
human being infected is rare and
usually involves touching a sick or
dead bird that carried the virus,
handling infected birds or touching
surfaces contaminated by sick
birds or their droppings.
Avian Flu is also referred to as
H5NI. Influenza viruses are
grouped into three types: type A,
type B, and type C. The subtypes
*are further divided into different
strains. Each specific strain can be
Bonnie June Paynter
Bonnie June Paynter, age 82, of
LaBelle, passed away March 29,
2006, in LaBelle. She was born Apr.
29, 1923, in Correctionville, Iowa,
the daughter of the late Clarence
Henry and Pearl May (Lowrey)
Bolles. She moved to LaBelle four
years ago from Homestead, where
she lived for 25 years.
Survivors incude her husband:
Philip Paynter; one daughter:
Cheryl R. Linn of Cherokee, Iowa;
and one sister: Betty Crawford of
Sioux City, Iowa; four grandchil-
.dren: Kelly Boytz, James Linn, Jeff
Linn, Terry Linn; and 11 great-
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home LaBelle.
Pathogenic is defined as capa-
ble of causing disease." While
some Avian Influenza viruses are
known to cause a minor effect in
the health of poultry, some can
evolve and change into highly
pathogenic strains or those capa-
ble of producing serious health
problems. Since viruses need a liv-
ing host to survive, they mutate or
change to ensure their continued
existence. This change in the virus
make-up forms new strains that
allows easier spread and can be
harder to control.
As DOH becomes more familiar
with the concept of this emerging
event we will be more aware of
potential threats and what we can
do to prepare.
What is an epidemic?
An epidemic is a widespread
outbreak of disease.
What is a pandemic?
A pandemic is an epidemic
(widespread outbreak) that affects
the world. Pandemic flu is a global
disease outbreak that occurs when
little or no immunity to rte new
virus and it can spread easily from
person to person. Currently there is
no pandemic flu.
Pandemic Flu Planning
You can prepare for an influen-
za pandemic now. You should
know what can happen during a
pandemic outbreak and what
actions you can take to help lessen
the impact of an influenza pan-
demic on you and your family. This
checklist will help you gather the
information and resources you
may need in case of a flu pandem-
ic. According to Dr. Fernandez of
the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments "residents
should start purchasing a few
items each week" in case of an
extended stay at home.
Store a supply of water and
food. During a pandemic, if you
cannot get to a store or if stores are
out of supplies, it will be important
for you to have extra supplies on
hand. This can be useful in other
types of emergencies, such as
n; Have any inonprescripuion
drugs and other health supplies on
hand, including pain relievers,
stomach remedies, cough and cold
medicines, fluids with electrolytes
such as Gatorade or Pedialyte.
Examples of food and non-per-
ishables: medical, health and
ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits, vegetables and soups.
Prescribed medical supplies
such as glucose and blood-pres-
sure monitoring equipment, pro-
tein or fruit bars, soap and water, or
alcohol-based hand wash, dry
cereal or granola, medicines for
fever, such as acetaminophen or
ibuprofen, peanut butter or nuts,
thermometer, dried fruit, anti-diar-
rhea medication, crackers, vita-
mins, canned juices, fluids with
electrolytes, bottled water, cleans-
ing agent.soap, canned or jarred
baby food and formula, flashlight,
pet food, batteries, portable radio,
manual can opener, garbage bags,
tissues, toilet paper and disposable
County sets water rules
By Patty Brant
Hendry County commission-
ers passed an ordinance at their
March 27 meeting establishing a
water shortage plan for the Port
LaBelle Utilities service area.
This water shortage plan is'
similar to adjacent counties and
spells out the county's powers to
curtail water usage during times
of draught or the diminished
availability of water. PLBU board
member John Capace told the
commissioners that his board rec-
ommended adoption of the ordi-
nance. He said his board did pre-
fer to exclude private wells and
add xeroscape (landscaping for
minimal water usage) recom-
mendations instead. However,
the county commissioners opted
to include private wells in the
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy
agreed, citing his concern for ade-
quate potable water and fire con-
trol in the future.
It is expected that the county
will implement water regulations
Mr. Capece said next year is
more of a concern for him. The
current PLBU waterplant is at
capacity now, with a backlog of
150 more connections still to be
made. He said the plant needs an
additional 100 percent capacity.
With a new waterplant not
expected to come on line until
March 2007, he fears that it might
not be able to provide enough
water for customers from Decem-
ber 2006 through February 2007.
He added that the county needed
to implement the new ordinance
"stringently and effectively."
The commissioners could look
at landscaping regulations later.
The next regular meeting of
the Hendry County Board of
County commissioners will be at
5 p.m. Tuesday, April II, at the
Pioneer Plantation Community
Center off Hendry Isles Blvd.
(Please note time and location
LaBelle woman taken to Lee Memorial
A four-vehicle crash slowed traf-
fic on SR 80 Friday, March 31. The
crash occurred about 4:15 p.m.
vto mies west of Everhigh Acres
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol report, a 2005 box truck,
driven by Ariel C. Lopez, 36, of
Lake \orth, %as Uraieiing.east.orn
SR 80. A 2006 .olvo traGtoi,trailer,
driven by Raymundo Murillo, 39, of
Goshen, ind., \\as westbound, fol-
lowed by a 2005 Ford pick up truck,
driven by Victor Basile, 33, of Cape
Coral. Behind the Basile vehicle
was a 2002 Chevy driven by Brenda
Verne Smeed, 30, of LaBelle.
FHP reports that the Lopez vehi-
cle traveled off the roadway onto
the south shoulder for unknown
reasons. Mr. Lopez then overcor-
rected and traveled back onto the
road, across the road and,struck
the left rear of Mr. Murillo's towed
trailer with the left front of his box
truck. Seeing what was happening,
Mr. Basile was able to veer right to
avoid a collision, however he was
struck by debris from the Lopez-
Murillo crash. The Lopez vehicle
continued eastward in the west-
bound lane and struck the Smeed
vehicle head on. The Smeed vehi-
ce then rotated clockwise and trav-
eled east onto the north grassy
shoulder of the road, ending up on
the north shoulder, lacing east. The
Lopez,vehicle also continued east
off the road and onto the north
grassy shoulder, its front collided
with shrubbery and came to a final
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rest against shrubs The Murillo
vehicle came to a final rest on the
north shoulder facing west, with
the Basile vehicle behind it.
Mr. Lopez, Mr. Basile, Mr. Muril-
lo and a passenger in the Basile
vehicle, 33-year-old John Saladino,
were all unhurt in the crash. Ho\ -
ever, Ms. Srii'ed was transported
to Lee Memorial'Hospital in critical
condition. All were wearing seal-
bells at the time of the crash.
On Saturday March 26, HendrN
County Sheriff's Office deputies
conducted an operation designed
to investigate, suppress and deter
gang activity in Hendry County.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports the
operation led to arrests ranging
from felony drug charges to traffic
The following were arrested
and charged with drug-related
offenses and booked into the
Hendry County Jail: Angel A. Hidal-
go, age 21, of LaBelle, was charged
with possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell; Hum-
berto Hernandez, age 27, of
LaBelle, was charged with posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams.
Joshua Glenn Lockmiller, age 21, of
LaBelle, was charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and two
counts of possession of drug para-
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applications for childcare for chil-
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p.m. Please bring the child's birth
certificate and proof of the family's
income (e.g. Pay Stubs, 2005 1040
Tax Statement). Contact Marcye
Masis or Donna Vaughan at 674-
4515 for further information.
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the LaBelle Heritage Museum will
be Thursday, April 6 at the LaBelle
City Hall Commissioners room at 7
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video of the building and digging of
the Panama Canal, also some inter-
esting facts not commonly known
about the area. Meetings are open
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John Dulmer from Johnson Engi
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Pavese Law Firm.The topic is the
Lykes Project and the future o
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6, 2006
Why do you need disability insurance?
Suppose I was willing to make
a deal with you! See if you would
accept it. Here is the deal. You
give me 5 percent of your annual
salary, and make do on 95 per-
cent of your income. You can
probably do that. Here is my part
of the deal. In the event you ever
have an accident or sickness that
keeps you out of work for three
months (you should have at least
three months savings in the bank
for emergencies), I will then start
paying you 60 percent of your
income, tax-free, until you are 65
years of age or older, maybe even
the rest of your life, or until you
get well enough to go back to
work. Assuming you are disabled
and eliminate all unnecessary
expenses, you can probably
maintain your current standard of
living on that 60 percent tax-free
income. That will give you a lot of
financial security! Do you want
the deal? If you are in reasonably
good health, that is what you get
when you buy Disability Income
Insurance from an insurance
by Wayne C. Switzer
How important is Disability
Insurance? Here are some perti-
nent facts. Home foreclosures
due to death of the owner are 3
percent, but due to disability are
48 percent. One out of every four
bankruptcies is due to disability.
At age 30, there is over a 50 per-
cent chance of having at least one
long-term disability before age 65.
At age 40, odds are about 45 per-
cent. At age 50, odds are about 33
percent, and at age 60, odds are
about 15 percent.
Here is what you should know.
The more income you make, the
more important it is that you buy
that type of insurance. If you have
a highly professional education, it
becomes even more important,
because you are insuring the
financial reward gained by all
your education. Additionally,
certain occupations receive an
extra discount because they typi-
cally have a low frequency of
claims, combined with a natural
incentive to return to work.
Those occupations include
Physicians, Attorneys, Pharma-
cists, Architects, Engineers,
Accountants, and Psychologists.
Business owners, including con-
tractors who make a good living,
can also obtain a very good con-
Something I have mentioned
before in this weekly column,
when looking at insurance poli-
cies, always check on the Exclu-
sions and Limitations in the poli-
cy. Knowing what is not covered
is just as important as knowing
what is covered. Provisions and
DJJ and Youth Task Force:
Health Dept., 1140 Pratt Blvd.,
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway
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
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle, Epis-
copal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open
AARP Chapter Meeting: 1
p.m. Dallas Townsend Agricul-
turaLCenter, 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,
Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m., Flora
and Ella's, Hwv. 80
Hobby Class: 9:00-11:00
a.m., Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Boo Boo'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.
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
AA. 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.
40&8: 8 p.m.
LPA: 8 p.m. county commis-
sion room, courthouse
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recre-
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
(OA): Thursdays 5:30 p.m. in the
Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd, 1098 Collingswood
Parkway @ Eucalyptus, one
block south of SR 80 east of
AA: Open discussion, 8 p.m.,
First Christian Church, Ford Ave.
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.
"When you were growing up, what is something your
mother said or did that you have repeated, even though
. . . . _="
you swore you woul
Christina Chesser i
Cindy Miller said, "My mom used to
say at times, "Because I said so!"
Somehow that didn't seem fair. I
thought she owed me an explanation
so I determined to always give my
children one. It worked while they
were very young, but one day I found
myself at the end of explanations and
said, "Because I said so, that's whyl"
mother was bad about los-
ing her temper and always
threatening to turn the car
around, which I have done
Annie Ayers said, "I swore I
would not ever make my kids
have an 11 o'clock curfew,
but that's exactly what I do.
We have to get up at 5 a.m.,
so if they come in later than
11 p.m. on a week night they
:wake us up."
Sheila Ware said, "Eat all the
food on your plate, there are
starving children in China
that would love to have your
dinner. I have said the very
same thing to my children."
Heidi Dana said, "Whenever
we acted up or got in trouble,,
my mother always wanted to
S know the name of the new kid
S we were playing' with. And I
have found myselfasking my
Children, who are'you hang-
.! ing out with that would talk to
their parents like that?"
Raquel Sanchez said, "My <-..
mother used to always say, ..
'don't waste water when you
are brushing your teeth, turn
the water off and also don't turn
the light on when it's not really
dark.' I say the same things to
my kids. She also would tell me
don't spoil your children and
also never to get pregnant."
James Sealey said, "I was one
of seven children and we
always all ate dinner together.
No one could be excused until
everyone was finished and my
S two older sisters like to talk a
,l lot. Needless to say, I didn't
like that rule. Now in my own
family, we always wait for,
everyone to be finished eating
and are all excused together.
Hope Hospice will host the
Fifth Annual Southwest Florida
Conference on Aging, to be held
1 in Fort Myers on Friday, April 21.
The Conference is sponsored by
Osterhout & McKinney, PA.,
Elder Law Attorneys.
The conference will provide
information and discussion on a
wide range of issues related to
aging. Sessions will offer: educa-
tion in stress management 'for
professionals and caregivers;
advance directives; aging and
oral health; pet therapy for frail
older adults, and other topics.
Presentations will be made by
medical and legal professionals,
educators and other experts.
Hope, Hospice President and
CEO Samira K. Beckwith said,
"As we continue to determine
what more can be done in sup-
port of our aging population, this
event will help to stimulate the
necessary thought and discus-
sion. We're proud to host the
conference as another way of
serving our community."
Lance McKinney of Osterhout
& McKinney added, "There is no
group more deserving or in need
than the elders of our communi-
ty. Those who serve this popula-
tion are among the most dedi-
cated and caring in our
community. It is with pride and
pleasure that we participate in
The conference will be held
at the Holiday Inn Select at the
Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers,
from 8 AM to 3:30 PM on April
To register to attend, call
(239) 433-8069. The registration
fee for professionals is $65, and
$30 for caregivers and students.
In 2006, Hope observes 25
years of providing comfort and
hope to the people of southwest
Florida. Hope of Southwest
Florida is a not-for-profit, 501
health care agency, providing a
variety of services to all people
with complex needs related to
transitions, loss and end of life.
Hope Hospice provides care to
more than 800 people each day
who are facing a life-limiting ill-
ness. Services are covered by
Medicare, Medicaid and many
insurances. Hope Hospice pro-
vides services regardless of a
patient's ability to pay. Hope's
three hospice houses are open
to anyone in need of in-patient
hospice care. Pathways of Hope
offers bereavement counseling
and support. Hope Life Care
serves individuals who need
some assistance in their day-to-
day activities but do not require
the full-time care provided by a
nursing home. Support Hope as
a donor or volunteer by calling
800-835-1673. For more informa-
The attorneys of Osterhout &
McKinney are committed to pro-
viding legal services to the elder-
ly of Southwest Florida that
would assist them in protecting
their assets, preserving their
independence, and maintaining
their security as they confront
the concerns of aging, illness,
and possible nursing home
placement. For more informa-
Conference to explore
the elderly's issues
premiums vary from one com-
pany to another.
With Disability Income Insur-
ance there are some provision's
that are very important. Those
include: What is the definition of
total disability? Residual disabili-
ty? How long is the waiting peri-
od? How long is the benefit peri-
od? Is it Guaranteed Renewable?
Is it Non-Cancelable? Does it
have a cost-of-living increase
rider to keep up with inflation, if
you become disabled?
If all of this has peaked your
interest and you like the idea of
having this protection, but not
the 50o premium factor, here is a
little more good news. By accept-
ing less than lifetime or age 65
coverage, you can still get a lot oi
coverage for 1 percent to 3 per-
cent of your salary. Don't put it off
until you have bad' health and
insurability problems. Your local
insurance agent can give you
more information. Wayne C.
: :Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/Vivian Bennett
LHS Varsity Cowgirls
Not in order: Cori Ankney, Amanda Atun, Rebecca Gonzalez, Lacey McCall, Dani Blake,
Heather Raulerson, Alexa Redish, Kaci Ringler, Vanessa Ostolaza, Tiffany Terrell, Shay-
la Wilson and Jacy Sealey
Not in order: Mallory Allen, Jessi Backus, Jessica Bechtel, Blake Edgar, Stephanie Pack,
Kayla Pittman, Rhonda Burton, Erica VanHouten, Kati Lubenowel, Tiffany Roberts, Brit-
tany Roberts and Blake Rice.
LaBelle Little League opening day
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pat Langford lets loose with the first pitch of the Little League season at Davis-Pratt field
Saturday, April 1, Saturday, April 1.
A few years in Little League and these boys uncover their heads and cover their hearts
as Carolyn Ford sings the National Anthem.
on a roll
The Cowboys power lifting
team is on a steady winning
steak, taking home the big tro-
phy prize from Booker High
School last Saturday. The Cow-
boys placed first overall as a
team, out of 17 other schools.
Outstanding first place per-
formances were awarded to
Malt Davidson and Keyendae
Browne. The rest of the Cow-
boys finished up with Tim Gon-
zalez and Blake Basquin com-
ing in third, Manuel Soto and
Jose William finishing fourth,
and Angel Pequeno finishing
The Cowboys also defeated
Bishop Verol in a one-on-one
duel here Monday afternoon.
The boys finished with an over-
all score of 27, compared to
Verot's 6. The Cowboys are now
preparing for sectionals next
Saturday here al LaBelle High
School, which will determine
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the Astros) Houston was awarded a
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Pop Warner sign-ups will be
held Mondays, Tuesdays, and
Wednesday in April. They will be
-at Davis Pratt Park from 5-30-7:30.
You will need the following: report
:card, birth certificate, and a mini-
Anyone interested in football or
cheerleading between the ages of 5
jand 15 can sign up with the LaBelle
iLonghorns. If you have questions
Income outand get some information.
Interested in archery?
The Lee Country Archers are
registering new participants. Come
ito the monthly membership meet-
ing at Nalle Grade County Park
Range in North Ft. Myers, on Thurs-
jday, April 13,at 7 p.m. There will
also be a 20 Yard Target League. On
Sunday, April 16 there will be a 3D
Archery Shoot. A roving field range
consisting of 20 3D targets, and a
station N.F.A.A. field course. Sign
up from 8-8:30 a.m., shotgun start
at 9 am. A $10 shooting fee applies.
Sunday, May 7, at 9 a.m. there will
be a900 Round Event. All skill levels
are welcome. For further informa-
tion contact President, Ben Brown
Rainbow Trails camp
for bereaved youngsters
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
.Trails Camp for bereaved children
helps to heal young hearts and
change lives. Children ages 6-16
who have had someone significant
n their life die in the past year are eli-
gible to attend the camp at no cost,
on Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4.
CITY OF LABELLE
NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT
The City Commission of the City of LaBelle proposes to adopt an ordinance
amending existing City of LaBelle Code of Ordinances and having the follow-
City of LaBelle
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-21
Sexual Offender and Sexual Predator Residency Prohibition
AN ORDINANCE OF TH E CIT) LABELLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITYOF
LBELLE CODE OF ORDINANCES, TO AMEND CI-LPTER 12 OFFENSES CRE-
ATING ARTICLE III, ENTITLED "SEX OFFENDER AND SEXUAL PREDATOR
RESIDENCY PROHIBITION", RESERVING SECTIONS 12-11 TO 12-49; PRO-.
VIDING FOR SECTION)s 51 THROUGH 5 ;PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND
INTENT; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEXUAL OFFEND-
ER AND SEXUAL PREDATOR RESIDENCY PROHIBITION; PROVIDING FOR
PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR A PROHIBI-
TION FOR SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS CONVICTED OF
CRIMES UNDER CERTAIN FLORIDA STATUTES FROM LIVING WITHIN 2500
FEET OF SPECIFIED LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF LABELLE; PROVID-
ING FOR PROHIBITION TO PROPERTY OWNERS, PROHIBITING OWNERS
OF REAL PROPERTY FROM RENTING OR LEASING TO SEXUAL OFFENDERS
AND SEXUAL PREDATORS CONVICTED OF CRIMES UNDER CERTAIN FLORI-
DA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR USE OF HENDRY COUNTY JAIL AS PUBLIC
SHELTER DURING HURRICANE OR OTHER NATURAL DISASTER; PROVID-
ING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN
The final public hearing on the ordinance will be held Thursday, April 13, 2006
at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Room, LaBelle City Hall, 481 W Hickpochee
Ordinance is available for review at City Hall. All interested persons are invit-
ed to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances.
Interested persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If
anyone decides to appeal a decision made by the Commission with respect to
any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the proceeding
will be.needed for the appeal and that for such purposes, may need to insure
that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS
ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT 863-675-2872, NOLESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR
TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
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s- Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/Carol Sutton
Christy Sutton and Joel Pagan
Greg 'and Carol Sutton of
LaBelle are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Christy Sutton, to Joel Pagan, also
,of LaBelle. The prospective
groom is the son. of Manuel and
Socorro of Carolina, Puerto Rico.
The wedding is planned for Octo-
ber 7. 2006, at the LaBelle Church
.of God, .."'
The bride is a 1995 graduate of
LaBelle High School. 'She is
employed as a third grade teacher
at LaBelle Elementary School.
The groom is a 1995 graduate
of Tuscola Senior High School
and is employed as the band
director at Ida S. Baker High
School in Cape Coral.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in LaBelle.
service at CMUMC
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church will have a Good
Friday service on Friday, April 14, at
7:30 p.m. The music ministry will
present "Harvest of Sorrows." All
are invited. The church is located at
310. Campbell Street. For more
information call the church office at
Grace Baptist Church invites the
public to attend a special "Sunrise
Service" at 6:30 a.m., Easter Sun-
day, followed by breakfast soon
after the service. The church is
located at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus
Blvd. in Port LaBelle..Dr. Jeff Zim-
merman is the Pastor. Please call
Grace Baptist Church at (863) 675-
3349 or 675-3077 for more informa-
tion. Grace Baptist will also have
their regular morning services at
9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. There will
be no evening service. Happy Res-
Easter Egg Hunt
The Ortona Community Associ-
ation will hold its annual children's
egg hunt at Larry Luckey Indian
Mound Park on Hwy 78, Sunday,
April 9, at 1:00 p.m.,There will be
prizes for winners in different age
categories. Kids and their parents
will be treated to refreshments fol-
lowing the hunt. All are welcome.
Easter Egg Hunt
Eastside Baptist Church will
have an Easter Egg Hunt, along
with food and fun for children in
pre-kindergarten through fifth
grades. The fun happens Saturday,
April 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Eastside
Baptist Church, Highway 80 East,
Moose Lodge holds
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Moose Lodge will be host-
ing its Annual Easter Egg Hunt.on
Saturday, April 15. All children in the
community are invited to attend.
There will be free food, drinks and
candy. All children under ten years
old must sign in by 9:30 a.m. and be
accompanied by an adult to be able
to hunt eggs for prizes.
Easter Bunny at
The next Kid's Cafe at Barron
Librarywill be on Mondax. April 17.
at 7 p.m. It was originally scheduled
for April 13, but due to conflicts in
schedules, it has been changed.
Please make a note of the date/time
change. Enjoy the Bunny Hop, and
an "eggstra" special egg hunt in the
library. The Easter Bunny will be
there if anyone would like to bring
their camera for a picture. Any
questions, call Lori Howard at 675-
April 6: Kenny Howard, Evan
Ridgdill. Carl Baker. Laurie Ras-
mussen, Helen Groves, Naomi
Caltee, Jana M Pow\ers, Blake
April 7: Sara Maddox, Charles
Keller, Jr., Jack Phillips, Eva Brew-
ster, David Behr
April 8: John Sweeney, Jenny
McDonald, Joel Connor, Julia
Howard, Anthony and Angie Jor-
Submitied to tie Caloosa Belle/Basquin family
Mindy Rummel and Brett Basquin
Mr. and Mrs. Myron Rummel of
,Bridgewater, VA are proud to
announce the engagement of their
'daughter Mindy Layne Rummel to
IBrett Basquin of Atlanta, GA and
for mal l of LaBelle.
SThe prospective groom is the
son of Dave and Joan Basquin of
: The wedding is planned for
April 29, 2006, in Virginia.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of
Turner Ashby High School and
received a Bachelor of Science
degree in commerce from the Uni-
versity of Virginia. She is a profes-
sional sales consultant with Berlax
Labs in Atlanta, GA.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of-
LaBelle High School.,He received a
Bachelor of Science degree in civil
engineering from Georgia Tech. He
is a partner at Foresite Group, Inc.
in Norcross, GA.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Auburn, AL.
Conley on dean's list lege for the Fall Semester of 2005.
Matthew Conley of LaBelle is Matthew is a 2003.graduate of
on the Dean's List at Edison Col- LaBelle High School.
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Brand new 3/2/2 Unit 1. close to Estates cleared with pond
Elem School. $235,000. $230,000.
3/1 CBS home in great condi- COMMERCIAL
tion. $165,000. .58 (half acre) lot in city limits.
2004 Built CBS home in Unit 9 Establish your btisiness just
on 2.79 -acres with wrap two lots off Hwy 80 $299,000.
around porch and m h more o brand new steel buildings
$8,0 L E L S each measuring over 9,000 sq.
PORT LADEZI LOTS ft. $1,775,000.
1/4 acre in Unit 1 on greenbelt NT
close to Elem. School $41,900. s,no
1/4 acre oversized corner lot in 1.25 acres with some pines, no
Unit 1 close to Elem School restrictions $38,900.
$59,900. 1.25 acres on corner lot off
1/4 acre corner lot surrounded canal $40,500.
on three sides with greenbelt 1.09 acres $70,000.
in Unit 2 $42,900. PIONEER PLANTATION
2.22 acres in Unit 9, completely 2.5 acres cleared with drive-
surrounded by greenbelt. city way and culvert installed,
water, electric, street lights, temp. light pole ready to build
fenced, high and dry, close to on. On Hendry Isles Blvd.
middle school. $219,000. $120,000.
180 N. Bridge StLaBelle, FL DONNA KANE
(863) 675-6788 ., -- hamac. TMBao ol
Assouans: Trisha Amold
Beverl Cutis PattyWalker
AID Chrilene Bcven Oice Managcr
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i .I.niqJ 625.,00
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11'c WORK OR PLAY ON IHIS &'NID 5 ACREO. *p,.,,u
r NEW COmfSIRUCTi'ONI l BRi:'i i.l ar iruilf rTl
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PAC IOULS NEW (ONMILUCTIO 'ON c- i' I2 : t in
b id i i.~ i ... l ug ch D c au rtdningfifdr
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LOCATION MAS b T'HI irpblJ I tica-e ti
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38BR1BA MO6ULAR HOME ON ACRES. Finhly pained
ill nnimnJ jjjra'nin id
THI WELL (RATEiD Il b'iA rOoh 'c.uii..ip Idc:
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I, c -ui )lll',in -i i:.l ,Ti A pfir hji-p pj rirl i"Aln I iT,- ,tul
,:llh,-i i ll c :iIi 1 N ali $ ht nT: (215,00W
DRLEAM CAN BEC(OKE RL--JTY7F .k. i-..nrir.. i,,l,,
T1 1fij piln 1-,. pl i .' u1i1 ic:r u d-'.. i u i -L uI .ii
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with cr ird .heridi,,Vr ai undtr 01 ya oil ThIb Iciulit
upilal .od upgndal home i .:.c ri I dc ridt' luni knj
CRISP, CLEAN AND TASTIEUUY LUPDATID d&,jit ihu
2bR BA hirne Ln aCunuytilLige Cciiea l.: pu1n iocrn null-
ed ruiigs., ipll tbi. r.:.i ilong cith 1an iludid FL r.xin
,ilh i, lutl' Lii taltdi. ts f l .nit l' C l r ILui ih`l:.m .g
I t G, (14,900.
GRATIN TMENT1RtENTA PROPERLY Duplex I.:,cal
on Mu:,J REcnl miria.mT ($ 0 per monih unl) 139.900
lEME T R N Io ih, MI b.'
MUSE AREA MINT RANCH priije Tu.1m'iiui pl.ii
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uRimil ii i .uilc m'iic nic .is l l.d unr, Tic tii l r.. li- .idrr
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rub iid shuoea i.ig h litm ri. ud In huose 475.000
WAiCH THI BIRDS & & r|y if'c peiti 0i..j'i c-: .:.ui uw
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SPACE WORTH SHOIUTIN ABOUT h.. l,,,rg .nd ,,icr
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tlliah 1i 6 llc .c.It s' cuictdL Jiin.g n.ir im r budl in d.uru
bicil f-puplIJt .iiitiT il rr.., iS rusluosl ir IiI big sicn l"
ilciti hi h L u l idci.. Tub A Sctpilrfc h t.c .pc' ul i ,,l
pula u' I.rie Lbundry ise, i.ci rci.l'h,ainualiu.i.hied
ci .n inj .t4. 'hvdJ Why qualify when you don'l hae
to. Owner Sddng aralable Z22 5000.
THIS 3JBPB2A HOBES OF MERIT Atl o.n lu i ac. in u
I*trt l OBli,,-un 1i' tul.l btub.m .,lluill
id liun'i it 111' "ti l cIc.i t u h. l Cl' .. i ,, Tluit' Uitc jh,' l'II'
ITlcI .:.1 S199,900.
3BR/2BA LOBILE l u.id Acn M:l, i rI m.il .iid,
I 'i Pii'lh a ) bull iia mi i.rowjc liJ t 'ld. I tui M C.lIIT wilk.
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-1. Jidout.I r lde ...I. ,;" I.Td j irE tri l l $165,000.
NBt MOcBld Hi0r E rj, Ii, l he A .3:. i nl. cI. ,ih.,:
plcui'cu t a ,,il rir.ill hllilg viLl 0 c1r kl:lBA mibril c hrl
Ftc"r it il.uie nu ew .: a id .hen cjliitit tilci. '."l IUii -
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COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON 1.28 ACRES or,'r c tuhi u iuc.
,inr o1 Lnuoln iuJ Bndgc Sui MrcA ipei ll' limpielt
ianclin I Itin' n hrcltjI "n lup i'iiiji l rP c 5 I5p 9Z r
LOO.NgO buFdlII'iIdE dr.ini-ltie.o fuAll pdici ic:ipt.iq-
e:a ind 2 lbharrmi hlJiil, t d,.. r in- ic T., i lIci
rifll wh .,runilulo j nd iung Cuulld ic ublti la or x
rAiA Jin- 1,250000.
PIAN211ItUR UPIT0W f AB"l. tEiE ow NH tacilcIt
lk:ci u ii i i .us ri-u b:. HwI iti, ,I ol LIlle riu
Dejul il i L .3L o i pi .:cl, fuluic zrnir;g I_: 'Pro,.f,,Ed
[rniThrtici'uJ W.tld i '1. i.Lb c'i 1 ii Ic pfrrui jTh ii It'h
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p rul.'irtLlI f.i ..'u t t iuu i l id ei l hc Trcir ll' li H11 a.
it'll i i. I ig i rTt a) ru..Til e, ithe. Ld l jri ..ife will ni:i r i: I
lun CuII ir duitl'i .l' 15499,900
JUj OfF BWY O l N LABELL i P!: "-ui.1 i A. 3 iu
Jd rul i.- n hl bu..-i'i la k,:.Ii lj Ti~l p ,,:rul,'--'J,; [pip-I
L'm hLjiP .liJlluc' 1435,i000
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icT.jdI idl. rp l':.'n tit ,h LI oi l plc 'l d'nd ,c cldf p',:,O .
" ci:,-k ri d I01,I_ ll,:,ic b iarn i'cjl buy I.n' (5 49.900.
MO R OilB BU INBS O LABBi I A<,,d mh tuih .'.1
idi i'lt ir c frb :,t c bulldcri b ll.kt r rf I"d. ,li t r
fitdll .-M nLA -A Hit, M In D:,if ri. l,;j I [j 1l,: .in rci,
iihii yxDu bari -.li (224500.
(O9 BOY WAY COMDC M fA IPR~TiPER bu.dd_. ..n
Ui : Lt'c Iln I huildiri ilh ( ..i.tii S'75,000
p.i d iunid Hunrnng ion i inlh hol cold a 'ilu lI.:. cil ic
.:uld,.1 .OjffipllyJllfaced 4ill- '. b6c Oik liic E plnldl
o,n lrljiuc srj'I iIgr. cm l~.inl l1.hi L.icr1 I'rIt lo
lined Fcitld.. u 'cr i t ii. k.' d I i ulrdui c ia ti rm ir n
i 'a e.. cr.dlc, [p,'i I('. ,000
PROBUCING OANGE G6OV110 i ,l, h ,--1i ,' ,-it ,
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$12,00 er actt.
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run, pI-) 0n hjiTim'. prr .> i i p.il.iv ii" i,
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6,2006
COES February Students of the Month
Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/COES.
First row, kindergarten, from left: Mark Vasquez, Kobe Locklear, Elmer Carranza, Sherrie
Horner, Emily Guzman, Luis Custodio. Not pictured Areli Villeda. Second row, first grade:
Juan Gavilanez, Zully Bustamante, Beverly Paz, Joel Jimenez, David Deleon, Ana Ortiz, Alex
Hernandez, Jocelyn Martinez. Third row, second grade: Christy Moreno, Emileigh Eiden, Bri-
anna Herrera, Jewell Delgado, Savannah McPherson, Yesmin Erreguin, Omar Figueroa.
First row, third grade: Maria Robles, Ramiro Zuniga, Cinthia Montisino, Nancy Jimenez, Danny
Keller, Jesse Pequeno, Enelly Canche, Miranda Garcia. Second row, fourth grade: Jarren Hull,
Jonathan Salazar, Alicia Martinez, J. C. Neely, Blanca Delarosa. Third row, fifth grade: Brook-
lin Walls, Anabel Arenivar, Eunice Marquez, Breana Praglowski, Morgan Pepitone.
REAL DEALS ARE FOUND IN THE CALOOSA BELLE
?ustom 3/3 Ricvriew Home
486 Holly Ave.
This 4,604 sq. ft, home on approximate 3/4 of an acre has
upgraded appliances, underground utilities, street lighting,
irrigation out of a 4" 99 ft. well. Former home of Caloosa Cove
Spann Homes Owner
580 S. Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Ifyou are thinking of buying
or selling, give us a call!:
' -HEC: ti5 'i'LT OitNIE .iT
Se Habla Espanol
Cicrnuirc O-i'urii) Fdccl' it i rclui-ing iuw.
h.irc ji rhi' rhl. uli r BR '-B trc. rn .
y.:K'\ cJdar ai...:.. J J ilk Jid lcxIdnge, qlorIC
fir ,plh .: r.:..:.t *upr lai-g, -.:.L,; h,-,'
with RV parking. Majestic Live Oaks make
the acreage feel like a park. you owe it to
yourself to see! $749,900.
* Genuine Country Feel! It's relating just
tbrer at this beautiful 3BR/2B home on 5
acres. Cedar wood walls and ceilings, stone
fireplace,new roof, super large workshop
with RV parking. Majestic Live Oaks make the
acreage feel like a park. you owe it to yourself
to see! $749,900.
* Just listed this liveable, loveable 3BR/1B
CBS home with 4th bedroom/office in LaBelle
limits. Features include walk-in closet, newer
air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for Only $259,900.
* HOP, SKIP & A JUMP! Only minutes sepa-
rate you from banking, shopping, schools and
much more. This 3BR/2B home has it all.
From it's fenced back yard, spacious rooms,
wood burning fireplace, new kitchen cabinets
and storage galore! Best of all after a hard
days work you can sit out on your lanai and
enjoy the sunset over the lake in Lehigh
Acres. Only $219,900.
* PERFECT STARTER HOME! 2BR/1BA CBS
home located in LaBelle on a quiet oak filled
street. Features new flooring and a fenced
backyard. Priced @ $175,900.
* Just like NEW! 3BR/1.5B CBS home within
walking distance from shopping. Features
include new berber carpet, ceramic tile, all
new cabinets and much more. Priced to sell at
SWorlds Fastest Sale may happen here. 3BR/1B
Handyman SpecidiS ijj4 New Construction
in Lehigh Acres. aYou can ean uipm more ways than
one. Fast action wins! $114,900.
BI bal-nimoww"nlrA _
* STOP DREAMING AND START LIV.
INGI This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relax-
ing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls & spacious
kitchen. Only $179,900.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home on 2.5+/-
acres fenced qit lStbng ings. Features a
huge master suite, ceramic tile, built in cabi-
nets and much more. Only $175,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home in
Immokalee. Features new carpet and vinyl
and fenced corner lot. Listed at only
* You can hear the birds chirp...the crickets
crick, from this, the nicest, most well kept 2.5
g DO YOU WANT TO BUY A HOME?
SHave so many questions: How
- much can we afford? What do
.-we do first? Well, Oak Realty'
:Inc., Allen Kelly Mortgage and
jPatriot Title Company would
;;like to walk you through the
Buying process. Come to our
SBuyers class and we will explain
; the buying process and you will
.be able to ask any questions
4 you may have.
SNext available Buyers Class is
on APRIL 24, 2006 @6:30
Reserve your spot today'
Call Oak Realty Inc.
233 N. Bridge St
the dream lot for your new home look no fur-
ther. Located in the sought after Belmont S/D
in LaBelle. This .37+/- acre is truly a dream
come true. Only $84,900..
* .29+/- acre in the Belmont S/D. Priced to
sell @ only $72,900. Possible seller
* 2 LehighAcre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.'
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Beautiful wooded 1+/- acre homesites!
Outside LaBelle limits but only minutes from
town! Just off E Road. Don't miss owning
acreage close to LaBelle. $46,900.
SLoaded with possibilities! 2 steel buildings
with over 5,800 sq ft of work area on +/- acre.
Zoned for Heavy Industrail use. Currently is
frlly rented out to 3 businesses. Listed at only
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel'
located near West Glades Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle. $3.50
per square foot.
S1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just South
of LaBelle with 175+/- feet of frontage on SR29 and
frontage on Luckey Street. Asking $450,000.
* Investor's dream! By purchasing this com-
mer %hM ime
for rent come coulmultipy your invest-
ment! Grab this site now! $165,000.
* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in down-
town LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
zoned for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to Business. $119,900.
acre "get-a-way', ila ftiipDeer Plantation.
Seller's motiva ....ff~ this opportunity
pass you by. $134,900.
*2BR/2B manufactured home on .25+/-
acres of land in n lRfiUj Perfect for a
first time buyer or investor. Only $54,900.
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Location of a Lifetime! Generations will file
past well-traveled location of this 8+/- acres on
SR 80 in Alva. Over 1,000 ft. of road frontage and
3 existing entrances off of SR 80. Cleared with
well and electric. Time's on your side in this
* The opportunities are endless! Bring your
investment dollars here. 25 beautiful acres with
Hwy 27frontage. Next to water plant. Property was
cleared except for the majestic Live Oaks. Bring
your ideas and see! $650,000.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site
built home or manufactured. Only $179,900.
* 2+/- acres on Ft. Center Ave. in LaBelle.
Alre riajie a Jrr e t h per-
ty. E Waoy rs l n jm from
town. Only $119,900.
* 1.84+/- acre located ff Jacks Branch Rd. in
Muse. This property has lots of oaks, pines
and palm trees. Perfect for the nature lover.
Priced at only $95,000.
* Genuine Country Feell Days gone by are
back! Relive the beston this private & secluded
2+/- acs. Fresh air special! $93,900.
SCall for prices on all our Montura Listings!
r :t-. L..; ra~mi- _. ,
* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
LaBelle Unit 102. $119,800.
* Drop dead gorgeous! If you're looking for
_Enjoy thiis three
,,,I I bedroom two bath
mobile home located
on 2.5 +/- acres off
P' of Highway 29 S in
__, LaBelle. This is the
perfect starter home. Located close to shopping
I :. and schools. $250,000 Adjoining properly
Available for $275,000 (2.5 + Acresl.
Sotthernland, Make this home
Real Estate, Inc.ours today
863.675.4500 or today
Y :-o:. '
Shirley Imhoff Willis
Mortgage Loan Officer
Consumer Real Estate
', 800.854.5783 ext 6302
LaBelle native, Shirley will
do all she can to help you
get the best mortgage around!
ASK ME ABOUT OUR SPECIAL
LOAN:PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS,
MEDICAL& WORKERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT,
S 863 675 4550
o 281 S. Bridge Street LaBelle
R al Rodney Murray
S. -- Lic. Real Estate Broker
State c. Associates: Seth Howard. Phil Lewis, Tamra
SFranco, Jim Coddington & Kyndel Murray
3B ,S Opole
3BR/2Bath recently renovated. Located in town on nice
lot w/trees. $239,500.
5BR/3Bath really nice manufactured home on 5 beauti-
ful acres in Muse on Cypress Ave. $425,000.
3BR/ s "x36
horse ell, .
61.25 acres. Improved pastures & fenced. Only
$11,000 per acre.
68 acM 3 ,pr a k. i] 00
per a ff 21 L.l-T
Well maintained 4BR/2Bath home on beautifully land-
scaped lot. With in town convenience. Deep well irriga-
tion and large workshop, screened room and gazebo.
PRICE REDUCED! $349,900.
3BR/2Bath CBS hp -h~~ shop. Located in nice
neighborhood, sits 1L._LMiLflbeautiful oaks. Walking
distance to elementary school and local stores. $225,000.
Riverront 5 Acres with 215+/- feet of frontage.
reveals spectacular views. $995,000
and granite countertops, all windows have wood casing sur-
rounds, a brick fireplace, and wood floors throughout tinish the
2 Acre Deed Restricted Homesite in Oak Haven Estates. Oak filled
and backs up to beautiful sunsets over the water $350,000
W~M J Wa -L 2 *sy ...-,--.-'
3 Story Home close to town just off Ft. Denaud Rd. This amazing
3Bed/2Ba home has it all, location, charm. Master suite with
office, screened room and more. $299,900
?'slAP'"- ?7 :, ,
Over Hall cn- hi I W f J ce and culven.
brush has zlidlldm obldNVlUd y al $125,000.
Oversized homesite conveniently located in the city with easy
access to SR 80. .75 Acres manicured and ready for your dream
home. Lots of oaks and maples. $95,000.
Port LaBelle Lots on ihe north side of 80, close to new develop-
ment area & marina Priced from $49,000 to $57,900 Call for
inventory list. Over 60 sites to pick from
Seller Financing Available with 2500 down to qualified buyer
Polr LaBelle 1,4 ac. lot on the norht side of Hwy. 80 Many new
homes under construction in the immediate area Asking
Prime Comer with over 500 ft. on Cowboy Way and 520 ft. on Elm
St. Currently Zoned Light Industrial with the new plan allowing
Lor heavy industrial as well. 6.7 acre location directly across liom
the Slate Attorneys Offices & close to the the LaBelle Airporl.
More than Meets the Eyel Hard to find home on deed restricted
acreage tucked neatly away yet seconds from SR 80. Backs up
to a pristine retention lake with amazing sunsets. Low mainte-
nance CBS/Stucco exterior with all the details of a well designed
country home on the inside. Features include tray ceilings, inte-
rior doors all custom built, custom cabinets wilh tile backsplash
Bede a.ty Co.
Terri Banky Broker Cell: 863-673-4970
Shary Weckwerth Cell: 863-673-6498
Now online at www.bellerealty.com
LEADING THE WAY!
6__ --L ..... .-Bal Hlml1, go i--
Well Built CedaL,,eP ~ iIe munity of
Caloosa Estates eBrnrei i l l 'zed deck
out back for rela T folreflaIrr ,
Mobile on 1/2 acre south of LaBelle with lots of paving and a
26x53 pole barn. $92,500.
LOTS AND LAND
Development Potential 25 acres plus on Ft Denaud Rd Pair up
with available waterfront (priced Independently) for an upscale
residential project. $150,000 per acre.
5 Acres on Hwy 78. JtUt, UL I potential Income trom
existing lease. $165,.OQd:U ..
5 Beautiful Oak Laden Acres located East of LaBelle Quiel
County Living for only $160,000.
Light Industrial 4.65 Ac with 2400 Sq FI. Steel Bldg Excellent road
access, just outside the city limits. Could be split under current
Heavy Industrial Site just south of the city limits Industrial Loop
SiD. Easy access to both SR 80 and Hwy 29. Cleared, filled and
culvert In. $299,000
Profitable Towing Business established with many revolving
accounts & approved by all the major motor clubs Currenlly
servicing LaBelle and the surrounding area with a clean & reli-
able service recora Call for details
Real Estate Corp.
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thinking bout Wfere you' Come lip tWith The
l money for A New Home?
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Alan Kelly Mortgage
SCall Bob Hahn Now! 823-674-0091
.-. -,' REALTY
Of Southwest Florida, Inc. : :J ;
Cell: 239-872-7665 5B, .
Bus: 239-495-2402 Matt Fleirdnil
E-Mail: mattflemingl @comcast.net
Commercial Land Residential
RESIDENTIAL LOTS L E I i .,: 1i a.res '1' $459,750
A14:i s BRPA'W(H ESIATE, 'oftfei C e.'.2 :u Lte Lo[ .r ,. rc' i 'r 5-165,000
clul Isi I ,:,,1 off A ,fCR r, in the ,i n aLi r ) i N1t: i 4-63.500
Dicuud area Surrunridcd by pro:pc.ed future Lo,[.I. pd Ei .00,00
ricriril jdeJ elopFrrrenri mRakc ril an de.al c r.(v d ii'
S e~ e a la Itm is Beauujul h 595.000
p6lj.:c o build rc iou jrcric hos riend binnr t J uer Fi,,r.rir i .,1 1 (
hc'r.: c r irlci Iin [he hjiuic lI. e aimonlc i g ihe C(,ni budd thi. teJr i' i, ,me 250,000.
jicd rriim Tiiurnijiie irh noir H.,me O (iner Or ':r1 ner tr ne
',m.rr urJr" Dc telrp [irn:[ Ice' L': i 1 : .uj 4 Lo king i w build, r re recrniir~ .I Il :,al
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L-BELLE AND MUSE Ideal
rhome for sou and \our horses
1028 beautiful acres, fenced.
cross-fenced, exceptional pas-
ture. spring-fed p.ond. $599,900.
6b IL B2006061019
A MUST SEE FOR SERIOUS
BOATER Thil CBS L u. t1t LO-
rage is located neai (.)ir:na L.uck
ithli dlneclt access ,L tie C.IIIl I1
Mexico anrd The .\rl;Antl Oc);-itn
$259.900 60 IL B200I I62tS; 7'
NIKKI YEAGER, Sales Associate
Gulf Accesi [o .u .,*Jl, ui rii'ma'.- [r. .- .Lb.lsh.l) F'j -ellci ln m T-ic[ated' offered .j
Ponr LaBele Unit 2 O rc ':_i ..1 ,.iict lIr ii L. juill.u l '.':ul. irc. jnd C.:l e to .ch.:.'cls
id ir jn I:,fteid .1r $58,850
Port LaBelle Unil 9. pJ''.'o: i I -uikbirig lo .:ir ":J[I:l : l-n ,:I .:lu [o:, :hcool' and
sh.:.pping 'ffercd .r $i",500
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PAUL ROSER, Broker
With these great deals why rent!?!?!?
*e'- 3 Bedroom
-'.: :;:7. >-::: -;p '- 3 2 Bath
Under Truss Lanai
Solid Surface Coun-
tertops & Maple
lJ Ilel. firw to ommn thih qalitY ner home! Cuwstomn
erlitfu dtal eia a i' whslt this lhildler had in mind when
cret!ing this sparions floor-plan and fiuncional dicor.
l.mrcted in I'iast I,anlelle and (;ladels (.ount, vou'rejiru
.rcr ,nd. from State Road 80. and in one of the most de~ir-
ahble and apprrciautir neighborhoods a-round. ;lin'tutea
fi-omn dnimltowirn l.a elle. Caloomsahartche firer and
Golfing. Don't wain for this beativy o slip atarv.
Affordable Priced to sell.... $244,000
HORSESHOE ACRES MOBILE
- .\lni..'i lacre lange mobile
honic '',pen Gloo:r plan Vaulted
.c-'il In Ih' intlgrofoi Maiter
I-rdi-jin l.ii. g.rdeii tub nmusti
see. $145.000. i.'01LB2.0'61i0'129Y
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15 ACRE FARM Enjo) Florida
sunsets reflecting trom \cur
pond on this lotelh 15 acres
[arm Detinatel\ a must see
4-19.900. 60.1 L B2i053 108
TURKEY CREEK BOATER'S
PARADISE This CBS 2b. lb
home is located near Ortona
SLock with direct access to'the
Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic
'FISHEATING BAY ESTATES
2 1 CBS sth big f, .li r.... -m
near' the large i:anal that accesses
Lake OC)Lc tcl.bee Green Resort
601 LB21iii62 I 29
GREAT HOME IN THE CITY
OF LABELLE!!! Well-con-
structed CBS with nice patio and
fenced back yard. $159,900.
EXCEPTIONAL HOME ON
1.25 ACRES Tlhi home offers
.-1..edo..-,m s. 2-4fili
Iaritl.Btealkfui Noo.k. Dining
R.,im i, buil in Chrina. Closet A.
nit.u see pi ired ., sell' $129,900.
Ill LB .211 1 ?6t22 :.i5
FISHEATING BAY CONDO -
(. c I i i.iili a laige Florida
I':'-li I H-ia :icices ro Lake
IOl,-,choitCee tldiolugh comniuni-u
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We have "move-in ready" homes available now
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024iMaywopd Cir, Cvyress II. 31212
'7f-% G tvin Cir. Magnolia. 412/2
5005 Pike Lane, Madison II, 3/212
9016 Lamkin Cir, Madison II. 312/2
5009 Pinetree Ln, Cypress II, 3/212
6008 Acorn Cir, Maanolia. 4/2/2
5012 Pinetree Cir, Cvoress II. 312/2
7035 Beaver Cir, Madison II, 3/212
', i9J4?W&lhn Cir, Madison, 31212
3045 June Cir, Magnolia. 41212
All Homes Include /4 acre home site, wood cabinets,
upgraded tile, landscaping, full kitchen appliance package
and much more!
Vacant lots Available!
One New Home Rental Left! 3/2/2 $1200.00 Mo.
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2480 East State Road 80
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$* 595.900 ~B6D ?BA h.:- ic r, ',A4 + a:e- i
tHiplr. Home ti-jctu ri p'.I. a -iin, .i: iecni lijnj
e'i.:unn 1i trri.en l ie[i:r i..i [rit rn I:hcr nand J
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lIr. ii':.mc h. ar II-' '.Ici' -l' r Ag.: bn ria .ii. .ri-
* $550,000 PRICE REDLC EDI .Bi ",lb h,:,ic
.:ir, + j acr Htinlc hJ iaulled arind :utter.:eiling
a .:und prn..l 'uJdi.... m.,r cJbtlic dilid r Iin -, hen
lid irl It"':.% gri'.iurld pliul :n [ rufic j e le Ia li:th
lu.ic'uroei Lthil rh: t'ciuld'u ho' re .u'ter
* $374.900 B[ ?'BA BCiUlliJI u ell filaf nt.cincJ
h.t rciie .T..nin .:urrd I + Je -i L 1B' ll. E '- in gf l..Ir
KiR -l.,-fl t :l.rriffuuniri
* $149.999 28 IBA pl'.j.vu: h:,mc I.:jlui :
,'.,f'mple'li IclE .'ed in AJ'J A.linl jabi e riunr'] p'rl
* 591,900 :,-B H, N I.-) rcmJi, l.d I:ne i.,
ru-ji-'hcrJiLrei r ciu[i i -.i) JI al iiue .llttic.il |',.,l, [i- ll i .i
iii I t!luc l'i I'l, '- i 'u iri
* REDUCED TO $850,000 Milli rn.Ih i, AIs.J
ihi, BP :Pb 2 [T.: mlt.l': h:.hoim >ii' ...n rli+/-acres and
I':lud .t turr.n pi,.r' d', muni ,: mii ei'l
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in
Muse.sits on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features
J.i i .J.ii,.....i ,iil .1 i .- .,'1 1 itr r..:.- 1 iniiJ i.:l m ore.
The p.,ip iuiy h j p.:'i','id ls i .itn lii'. L t Igin lgc i.t
Jit ', C..J i I p., hi I f l .I f 11,- 1 i1 |l.-.rI,
* $300.000 !1E' 1lb ImT,:,L-..ln h:i- I, ri.l.f
hi.i-h re-i '. .'i' 5 + j er k. ji'- i 'e i, ,, l i d
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* $197,900 IE' 'bA. ',:,-:. i.. ,gri- l.,I "sarni
i'.lui rcd tr.,',,: LIN t1',:1.'. nI' li.,.' e I',ii. lii f, .II
diil, ri c n, l ':r':, ii liri, i i' I i', n.
* $139,400 I10o151.900- rihre:r ii 1 ..i.silble.
ib 'D25r .ir.ufaj..ruI :d I .-'nie. nd i l jsisj.tlej
iBBD 28A riruiaj..iJc'J hI:1'm i .j ilatIlc Ltri h. El
' ,j'bdli-'rIji'' N111 iie' ui- r '.11 + Sii re rJ,'
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* 5112.500- $120.500 Mllnuf.:.tjlii. H.:.,,,,
feiir j.i1 un.j':, .'.. [i- hrl 'i11 Iil Mic .-.'-. Hij'c.,
'uj :hI lut. 1h, R il,:..:c Ha ria.i lIut.. i '- +
,*nn'iner.'r i 'sa il' l .ll i.i ld \ I. :i..inprnor..1i i
* PRIE REDULCEDIl 10,000- 2iBDE It r. .itl.:
hire '.w' .+ ..:rcs irn cl' .irr Err ) Ie ici.eful
:'juitrili.r' I IuN j i' i.u '''i .1 -.t1o i _.e ; I J., '
* $'8.900 'b iE A i. n' l.. Il,.n. ir 'l f,,
u lrrujl i l lcd iI t -ijul 1tul (.TliT i .J ,.il.-. AI i ,
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto
* $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great
Development Opportunity! Close to schools,
recreational park, town shops and much more!
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with
.:kJAt[i-i '.:. li dli
* PRICE REDUCED (900.000 i + haid Ir:
hrn, crc h.ii.ni Iitib : ". ',W, p. 'pcIl-[ inr MIilue
F'j'.d a-ud ,X:c"'
* $850,000 t.+' :rc ,,'hjuhi.ijll) r.,jijdccd
Wili p njic ,,'id, ,:j'ha ,: pilJris and '.ss
* $650,000 2+ 2 jacre i rthe hean ,:,i j ...n
h % II
SPRICE REDULCED $50.000- build ..:urdieaiii
'.-urillr li.'iTic ,..i tlh--c 4 1 + j.:r ', Crce i lIiiju.,n'
I 'ci I, i LiB elle Akis & Fo:rn Mi,"v
* 5349,000- '.+ J '.r.- on j i pijl eltiring in
1t.. ter,: 1 i en f'ope:fir Iciuitc,.. l .r'.i i eA.ti.:
trl ric., .1'l pl s-. F'ul, bairr. s.i d F l .I. h,.rme
jc l....: ,J arc li',: t ,pr.per i-inom e i'' tEl c old' i
* $272,000 liJ+ j.:rc, v.iL pine p.:.rd ajn.
* 5149,900 "'+ A,.rc, dlOIirm n wrilh '' +
$* 598e nolcrc
TI iF'i f'l'l it i rl, i ..ale rff $149 900.
fili : IIf,I : Tlk i-i c I-:-c i I .lJ .
* 25.500- ?72.900 1 il fr oi,:, rr mn' .mi, u[.i:.,i
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* $29,900- $31,900- M..bldE hi-:n'e l .ot-: jljhi
in 4 an.- ,.i- i .-ddf m u nfii lI,-,,ae, d in M,-j:,,
Haven Yacht Club. C(i if. m. re 'i rinfvsiu.: .
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
* $950/Monthly .E.BD E L)B.I Imli Ir t i:irii'nj
M Corner of Hwy. 80 & 45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
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FEATURES OF THE WEEK
ESTABLISHED IN 1984 THE GATOR BAIT
PUB has been a thriving business in the Pioneer
Community for many years. If you've ever want-
ed to run your own Restaurant and Lounge
here's your chance. This quaint establishment
comes fully furnished with a completely
equipped kitchen, and offers a great start for
any entrepreneur. Priced at $174,500
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This 2 bed-
room 1.5 bath mobile home is located in quiet
River Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Ft. Great invest-
ment for the part-time Floridian, or a great get-
away. The home is being sold partially ur-
nished, and offers a split floor plan with vaulted
UNIQUE. DESIRABLE AND SECLUDEDt
Less than a mile fm the new West Glades
Elementary. This property is 14.5 acres in one
of the fastest growing areas of Glades County.
Surrounded by large acreage, this parcel has
been cleared and fenced. This custom built
home is spacious and very well kepl. Over
3,400 sq.ft split floor plhn features ceramic tile,
3 large bedrooms, walk-in closets, and 2.5 spa-
cious baths. The island kitchen has walk-in
pantry, breakfast area, and is open.to Ilhe large
family room. The master bedroom and bath
offer his and hers walk-in closets, garden tub,
separate shower, dual sinks and access Io tihe
pool. Too many improvement to mIIintion, call
for your private showing! $1,450,000.
3BR/2BA LIKE NEW 2003 PALM HARBOR
manufactured hlomne on 2.5 acres tLocIICI( weil
of LaBelle. Splil lloor plan spaicions
kitchen, breakfast bar and walk ili cli)srs,.
QUIET COUNTRY RETREAT! .ikc nie
manufactured home on 2.82 aics in qullic 1-1.
Denaud. This immaculate homc oflleis vauillh(t
ceilings, entertainment package includes ai
Marilyn Sears -'Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whaley,
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Suzanne Sherrod
Judy Cross McClure and Receptionist Emily Curtis
I Liii i" ..i,.,h I. .i ..,r t l r.-l e i|t.J i 'r.. lJir 'I
I.,,, LI.lI h ,,d iI-i,, ,l.L.I ,n.ig $2 l2, ,50u
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SPECI4CLIL\R RIVERFRONT ESTATE
S Ir[ ih -I n11 1i ,-: .,1 ,I I,:'ll l...l i i j
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12- I-I i -11 n 11 '. .' : Ir.l n '[ e I I i I i..n
ll I.. .1 .i i, I rit .I i.0"IOOl
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<,l,..I ,.1 ,.,:r, ,I t inIJ k $1.500 1100
\\ATERERONT HOMES LOTS
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCA-
I O N .! I1,.. + I. ,. ri-,Qll,,ul' i I, i ,,
BEA ui 1. 1 RIV.. ERI IE S i...r ii.
BE1Lif IIUL RIER\VIEWS i .,,, IIIt,
waterfront homesite on dredged river
oxbow w/ private dock in place. Homesite
is located approx. 75 ft. from the main
river in an area of nice homes.- Permits are
in place to re-dredge oxbow to 6-8 ft.
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04
acre lot'is wooded and located on County
Road 78. Build your dream home on this
parcel and enjoy endless views of the
Caloosahatliche River. Price Reduced
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LUOVE.. Is 2/2 C(iS Home &c Guest mobile
is on jacks Branch with river access. This
Uni ue one of a kind property also has it's own
upivate ISLAN). Gorgeous property is covered
\\itd large oaks. Call for more details. This is a
MUST SEE. $475,000
PRICE REDUCED! This .84 +/- Acre creek
liont lhonesite is located on Pollywog Creek in
bcautiul river liont community. Build your
dream home on tills oversized Creekfront lot
which provides beautiful oaks, access to the
(Calosahatchee River and some river views.
I'lice Reduced $149,900.
HOMES IN LABELLE
GRAND COUNTRY LIVING LOCATED
ilhe ..,prin p. .rhit i rcd bri
nr'usr 'e. t h:.,m t r. .:.ld I : .b: rd i i l .II .
'.le iimal ,1 I 1-ing + dirnirn rc.m. Lhe nic1"
pF,':l JI :u'.' tub and -.o..dd ,.n J tli.ub
tI mpleitel ren..atted pliis
rcit. ..ddLd'ur ii, 'l.ni2',. hom .. ll-i- H.ndi
:,.],rd SJl-di'g., irc dc n.kl Her ....".i_. l:c .
a' i-ud 11 inc' floor !L-: Li-rl, ble:
THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME .i. ,.n an
.:. t'.I. ...Ic, c h.-. rn [the : in- I iV 1 '- B I
bi'., m: h.. aiic'.l clingin, and u k in tin he i niri
j,. n i5 r,' ln d, p.d., .. IIc'..> .:. lnr ...Lu di."
FeT.tcd ba.k iJ A in. id and Ih ,d I ii "
i...r j s $205.t000
MOVE IN READYI Nco. l rem..,dled
,. iR -' \ hB oil l : I .,te .r. ri- p Ili L i in
[lie o,, Nc' i .t lpel i O1oi'ing .rtd it ilieri-I
p i.rn i,, v I-...I.I. .1 .-T cl 1.cd.n...ni, P i.c
red.lui.J i) ell $179,900
WELL MAINTAINED 3BR2BA NMANL-
FACTURED IHOMNE a. ...I'et- .. .,,:.s~sLi.
4th Li:dr...._.i L..catii .,in.. L.,, linir.
completely, fenced and priced to sell
3BR/2.5BA CUSTOM ESTATE HOME
located on 1A acre corner lot in exclusive
Caloosa Harbor. The Interior of this open
floor plan features custom lighting, built in
desks, new carpet throughout, formal din-
ing room, entertainment room and remote
controlled security system. The exterior
features a well manicured/landscaped lawn
and heated pool
w/ waterfall. This gorgeous home is a must
4BR/2BA SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME
features large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded
appliances, jet tub and above ground pool.
THIS IMMACULATE MANUFAC-
TURED HOME is situated on shaded
oversized lot in town and completely
fenced. Home features vaulted ceilings,
split floor plan, kitchen with pantry and
breakfast island. Front and back porches
are great for outdoor entertaining and
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME on 1 acre. Home features vaulted
IN THE HEART OF LABELLE! Enjoy ceilings, large living room and split floor
plirt Feried b.,.k \ .i d. I.i, In il ll lL.I
OAK COVERED 'i ACRE PROPERTY
,tl h R211 1 1. nni.Li.k hI...r..c. 1., -p., r
iC. c nit c' deck .- ,d ,.' ill' Il' lc..l '.Id
loci.i d elca t OI Lc I, lIc 1!.I i-,ll'
HOMES ON ACRLAGE
3BR'IBA CBS HOME ON 8.+.+;- ACRES
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3.18 + ACRES W I BR. 1.5BA
COTTAGE lit\ Il....ni ....i l n-. iP..ni
L iB ell R mn ri-. --f ... b.,, ...1: 1 .! b l ....*- I
i e le r sb l h: t u. rnm i -.' i i'. t -. i i u ii ir J ni I ,: t l. i n
.I .I ., bul ,: I- ,. pl.C 1 I I ..: l ...1.1 .I I I Ir..
--I I i (. iilt d I d lll nl., .. '.- u .,. Iht_
Ihr .... _.in.... l I ipl ll 11..,_r _1.l.. .... I I .
. -.u d ,i'.....I. $ 69.900
2.46 +,- OKl COVERED ACRES
.. 4 I '. A r ,.. k It .ii I .i 1 ,Ip ...i
I. i -hl ..l.,..-,..l 1 1 11 ii. ,-- L
suites and 226' of creek frontage. Large 28'
x 40' storage building offers loft, electric,
water and RV hook up. $315,000
2.5 +/- ACRES, stocked pond, partial
fenced, unique oak gove and ready to build.
Great location on CR 78 approx. 2 miles fron
town. Seller motivated! $199,000
10 ACRE PARCEL located off Hwy 74
(Bermont Road) in Charlotte County.
Property zoned agricultural. Price Reduced
BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF
LABELLE LOT. Located in established
neighborhood. Build your home on this .45
acre lot. Price Reduced $79,900
BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL
HUMESITE w/beautitul oaks located in the
city o'fLaBelle and ready to build! $89,900
OVERSIZED .64 ACRE WOODED residen-
tial homesite located in the city. $89,000
RESIDENTIAL LOT! Shady .30 acre lot sw/
well, septic and 2 culverts for driveway.
Zoned for home or mobile home. lReduced
PRIME LOCATION Business zoned
property located in Downtown LaBelle.
rfectly situated on the corner of (HIwy
"':*2 hi i 'Slt'1: ..ni Pak Xsenile Lhi
p .p.l t hii. -'nhdl--' .: ....b.ibil ci ( ld
Hi-.ri, i>.,il IH .. l. ts.hle' r,.-.,',n Fruilding
1 .44 .,1 I I .' lic.' ii r ...n
Buid e- S"lt c .,r.J i 'I(..) iii C1.1 O lldi id3
Cr iic c .-Sl ic i.llict Il.iiirlip uic P.irk
WILAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
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Ple ls i>:...i. u, 'icni, i unir't. Re .:. .,ti.r,n
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L.i\ rIi.- 1 1r .l ll : ..id Ij llle'ii- Ctc
REDUCED PRICE $350,000111
RENOVATED BLilLDINGCII READY
FOR YOUR BLiSINESS!II Ntcd a pI .Ce 1.:
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lh.. ...'.,h 1I,0 h 1.rIh ..I Ul d _iJ _? i r'e1
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. hi..h Ih.i'L'. ....'.ni I... huluic cxp rirl-n
Renovations include all new crown mold-
ing, ceramic tile, siding, plumbing, electric
BUSINESS ZONEDI This 2 Br / 1 Ba
home is situated on a high traffic'road in
the city. Just 2 blocks north of Hwy 80 and
I block east of Bridge Street and surround-
ed by local banks and businesses. Price
This 1.12 acre parcel features easy access off of
two paved roads & a currently occupied steel
building w/over 5,400 sq. ft. PRICED TO SELL
AT $525,000. UNDER CONTRACT
4.14 ACRES ZONED INDUSTRIAL.
Property features 80' x 100' hangar plus
1998 3BR/2BA 2,200 sq. ft. doublewide
mobile home. Great investment... Great
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent
investment opportunity w/ 277' 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 building 2,520 sq. ft.)
all currently leased. $1,300,000
STOP BY AND VISIT US AT OUR
NEW LOCATION ON HWY 80
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6, 2006
By MaryAnn Morris
South Florida's watershed is in
crisis. While some communities
are struggling with drought, other
:areas face flooding. Environmen-
tal concerns are raised through-
out the area, with lakes, rivers and
coastal estuaries all suffering.
State officials say solving South
Florida's water woes requires
understanding how the system
works, and why it is in its current
Florida became a state in 1845.
To develop a tax base and bring
People to the state, the legislature
passed the Internal Improvement
'Act in 1855. This piece of legisla-
..tion gave or sold land at low
'prices to those who would drain it
or build roads and railroads to
:bring in goods, tourists and set-
As white settlers migrated into
* Florida after the Civil War in the
:late 1800's, timber was cut to
build homes and towns. Lumber
-became big business. Wes
-Raulerson and the Sherman fami-
ly had saw mills in Okeechobee.
:Throughout Florida, saw mills
:sprang up, feeding the building of
towns, homes and farms through-
out the state and the nation.
According to Lynda Rider of
LaBelle, Sears Roebuck had a mill
-located. south of present-day
LaBelle. Sears shipped lumber
north to provide lumber for their
precut homes, sold through their
catalogue and shipped, down to
the last nail, by railroad to buyers
around the country.
Newspapers across the coun-
try carried reports of the lush veg-
etation, rich soil and year-around
warm climate of Florida.
These reports caught the eyes
:of northern and Midwestern
industrialists like Henry Flagler,
Barron Collier and Richard Bolles,
who bought huge tracts of land
.from the state to drain and sell.
Railroads, built by Henry Fla.
gler and HenryB. Plant connected
new towns and brought tourists
and settlers alike. They built huge
luxury hotels for tourists near
their railroads. The rush for land
'began. Tampa was the site of a
growing cigar industry, citrus
:groves sprang up and sugar cane
and rice were grown experimen-
The prairie land north of
Basinger (in Okeechobee Coun-
ty) attracted land developers dur-
ing the lirst two decades of the
20th century even as other specu-
lators followed the railroads to the
east and west. Prior to 1910, the
Southern Colonization Company,
organized by mid-western busi-
nessmen, purchased large tract of
land, 36 square miles, in the belief
that the prairie lands would be
perfect for farming.
A hotel and demonstration
farm was built at Hunter's Camp,
about seven miles north of
.Basinger. Prospective buyers
came down the Kissimmee River
on Captain Johnson's steamer,
were picked up in wagons to go
look over the land. The standard
tract sold was ten acres as the
project was planned for small
farmers. The buyers were prom-
ised that a railroad would soon be
built into the area.
In 1916 the South Florida and
'Gulf Railroad reached Prairie
Ridge, a point about 12 miles
north of Basinger, according to
Kyle Van Landingham's "History
of Okeechobee," just above the
area now known as the Viking, a
further subdivision of The South-
ern Colonization Company's orig-
inal 1912 plat. Of course, the land
wasn't really good for farming.
Nathan Hazeleiff of Okeechobee
remembers his grandfather's sell-
ing orange trees to those develop-
ers. They would plant them, then
drive the city folk around and
around, passing the same group
of trees from different angles.
Following World War I, large
* numbers of Americans finally had
the time and money to travel to
Florida to vacation and to invest in
real estate. Educated and skilled
workers were receiving paid vaca-
tions, pensions, and fringe bene-
fits, which made it easier for them
to travel and to purchase real
ent pressured by development w"u"pircor
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Land sales brought buyers by train to Florida. Land salesmen in Winter Haven in 1924 wait-
ed for their buyers, spread along the tracks. Each had been assigned to several buyers. They
were told which buyer was riding in which car, so they knew where to stand along the tracks.
estate. ne automooDle was also
becoming, an indispensable way
for families to travel, and Florida
was the perfect destination. Many
of the people who migrated: into
Florida were middle class Ameri-
cans with families.
By 1920, Florida had a popula-.
tion of 968,470 people. Just five
years later, the population had
grown to 1,263,540. The State
was so eager to drain the land that,
they awarded thousands of acres.
per mile of channel dug. As the
land dried, crops were planted,
livestock grazed and people
mo\ed in. Florida was billed as a
land of plenty, where crops
sprung out of the ground almost
as soon as they were planted.
Towns were built in just a few
\ears: Moore Haten, Clewiston,
tkeechobee. -akeport -Pat(oee,
Belle Glade and LaBelle were all
founded between 1915 and 1925.
Barton Collier was building to the
west and Okeechobee was adver-
tised as the "Chicago of the
Small farmers, forced from the
Midwest by drought, heard of
Florida riches and came south to
the rich muck lands of south Flori-
Roads and railroads were built
to bring in potential. buyers.
Wealthy capitalists like Barron
Collier, Henry Flagler, Richard
"Dickey" Bolles and many others
purchased thousands of acres for
development. A.L. Matthews'
Gladeview Farms was started in
the everglades east of Belle Glade.
William J. Conners, bought
17,000 acres to develop as farm-
land along the newly completed
Palm Beach Canal (1917) and
built a toll road (the present-day
State Road 70) to access it. He
named his development the
"Everglades Agricultural Area."
A book titled, "Florida in the
Making," published in 1926 said,
"... men of vision and resources
are creating wealth for them-
selves, for the State of Florida, for
the United States of America, and
for the settlers who are pouring in
to till the soil which they are
preparing for tillage, reaping the
rewards of creative vision and
Most people who bought and
sold land in Florida at that time
had never even set foot in the
state. They hired young, ambi-
tious men and women to stand in
the hot sun, show the land to
prospective buyers and accept a
"binder" on the sale. A binder
was a non-refundable down pay-
ment that required the rest of the
money to be paid in 30 days.
Many people got rich quick from
the commission they made from
these sales. With land prices con-
tinuing to rise rapidly, many buy-
ers planned to sell the land at a
profit before any real payment
was due. Sometimes land buyers
didn't even have enough money
to pay for the land; instead they
had just enough money for the
binder. They were depending on
the prices to keep going up.
To help spur growth, the Flori-
da Legislature passed laws that
prohibited state income and
inheritance taxes. During this
time, horse and dog racing also
grew in Florida as a way to attract
rich gamblers. The railroads con-
tinued to grow. Land was sold
and resold, inflating prices and
eventually leading to bankfailures
in Florida and Georgia even
before the stock market crash of
1929. The boom went bust.
The development of air condi-
tioning would help draw new res-
idents to Florida. In 1902, young
engineer named Willis Carrier
was asked to resolve a humidity
problem lor a publishing compa-
ny in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their paper
would expand or shrink with tem-
perature and humidity and it was
impossible to line up their type.
Mr. Carrier developed a'
method to chill, clean and de-
humidify air in a building. Soon.
other office buildings were air-
conditioned. After WWI, movie
theaters were. air conditioned,
then government buildings and,
in 1938, Philco marketed the first
window air-conditioning unit.
World War II sidelined private air
conditioning in support ofthe war
effort, but in 1955, Levitt Homes
in New Jersey sold the first air-
Florida had always been a
tourist Mecca,. but with air condi-
tioning, three of Florida's most
objectionable features were over-
come: heat, humidity and mos-
quitoes. The U.S. space program
came to Cape Canaveral, now
Cape Kennedy, bringing thou-
sands of workers and their fami-
lies to Florida.
The Mackle Brothers, under
various corporations bought hun-,
dreds of thousands of acres of
land in the late 1940s into the
1980s, developing Biscayne Bay,
Marco Island, Deltona, Port Char-
lotte, Port St. Lucie, Palm Bay and
Port LaBelle; hundreds of thou-
sands of acres, selling lots for $10.-
down, $10 a month for 10 'years,
advertising nationwide to buyers
who. again, often had never set
foot in Florida.
Little thought was given to any-
thing but selling, selling, selling
and platting more and more lots,
building more and more houses.
Little thought was given to the
result. The size of these lots was
sometimes too small for septic
E~j \ i
tanks; drainage was often poor;
some lots were underwater;
andm some were a problem
because no physical improve-
ments were made by the promot-
er and were just "paper subdivi-
"Widespread growth contin-
ued until the 1973, when the
industry encountered several
problems: an economic reces-
sion, increased development
costs, more rigorous consumer
and environmental regulations,
an oversaturated market, negative
publicity and an energy crisis,"
said Hubert B. Stroud and-
William M. Spikowski in "Plan-
ning in the Wake of Florida Land
Scams. The subdivision of wet-
lands often caused the greatest.
conflict between private rights
and public needs. The continued.
subdivision of fragile ecosystems,
the scale of development and the
in ability or unwillingness of local
governments to control large
developments resulted in state
action to protect Florida's land
and water. Florida has enacted
some of the most stringent land
development regulations in the
Beginning in 1970, local com-
prehensive plans became manda-
tory and in 1985 this system was
overhauled according to Stroud
and Spikowski. "Believing that
many growth issues are too com-
plex to be managed at the local
level, the legislature created a top-
down system of growth manage-
ment. It added the concept that
became know as "concurrency."
A requirement that infrastructure
such as roads, sewer, and water
must be available before develop-
ers can obtain the necessary per-
mits to continue development."
The platted lots left behind by
eagerness for settlement and zeal
for quick money created a legacy
of problems like leaky septic
tanks, drainage problems, traffic
gridlock; overcrowded schools
and the need for increased taxes
because development did not pay
SAs state officials look for ways.
to solve the problems facing the
:south Florida.environment, con-
tinued' developments 'put even
more pressure on the watershed.
(Sources for this article includ-
ed: "Florida in the Making," by
Frank Parker Stockbridge and
John Holliday Perry; "Exploring
Florida: A Social Studies
Resource for Students and Teach-
ers," produced by the Florida
'Center for Instructional Technolo-
gy, College of Education, Univer-
sity of South Florida; and, "Plan-
ning in the Wake of Florida Land
Scams," by Hubert B. Stroud,
Arkansas State University and
William MM: Spikowski of
Spikowski Planning Associates,
Ft. Myers, Fla.)
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Los crimenes en contra de
mujeres y ninos han aumentado
de forma alarmante durante el
2005 y hasta la fecha del 2006.
Recientemente Jessica Lunsford
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Ssada y asesinada. Pareciera que
nadie esta seguro en ninguna
Spare. Debido aeste problema es
ahora que los abusadores y
Sdepredadores sexuales estan
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internet. Ahora con la ley nueva
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Sdepredadores deben registrarse
cada tres meses;
En elCondado Hendry hay 39
ofendedores sexuales y un
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direction en La Calle Tangerine
200. Jamie G. Cavazos con
direction: Calle 29 S. 5125 en La
Belle y Abelardo Garcia en La
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macion de ofendedores sexu-
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La escuela elementaria West
Glades tiene planeado un Bingo
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abril a las 6:30. La entrada es
completamente gratis. Con las
ganacias del bingo se piensa
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venden 10 tarjetas por $5.00,
Los supermercados como Win-
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jamones y se haran rifas de dos
bicicletas nuevas y otros pre-
mios valiosos que el comercio
local ha donado. Mientras usted
esta jugando el bingo, podra dis-
frutar de las meriendas y
bebidas deliciosas que se,
venderan ese dia. El Bingo del
Conejo es una actividad donde
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nidad y asi los ninos podran
jugar y divertirse en la escuela.
Cualquier regal o odonacion
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La reunion para El Proyecto
de Graduacion sera el lunes 10
de abril a las 7 de la noche en la
libreria de La Preparatoria.
Todavia faltan muchas cosas
que planear para el event de la
graduacion. Cualquiera que
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825 Cowboy Way, Suite 110
LaBelle, FL 33935
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700 W. LEEIAND HEIGHTS BLVD.
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49 N, Industrial Loop Rd. LaBelle
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Auction, 469+/- acres, divid-
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LaBelle, Fri.& Sat., April 7th &
8th, 3pm-9pm, 463 E. Lin-
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Pyrex, Milk glass, Amber-
ware, Enamel, Vintage uten-
sils, Jim Beam, Antique
Children's book & More
collectable's. Dealers Wel-
HUGE YARD SALE
LaBelle, Sat. & Sun., April 8th
& 9th, 8am-?, 3720 N. River
Rd. in Fort Denaud Acres.
Everything from A-Z.
LaBelle, April 7th, 8th,
9th & 10th, 9am-5pm,
4093 S. Edgewater Circle.
Everything Must Go!!!
Something For Everyone.
LABELLE, Moving Sale, Sat.,
4/8, 7:30am til ?, 166 Davis
St., Furniture & Lots of Misc.
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4047 NE Edge Water
Ciride Furrniure, Vdeos,.
Near Country Oaks School
Sat., & Sun., April 8th & 9th,
8am-2pm, 2025 Hercules Rd.
Many Household Items...
Too muchto list
Sat. April 8th 8am ?
107 Marion Ave.
Take Rt. 29
1 mile north of bridge.
Some Collectibles, Clothes,
Coca-Cola Items, Tools &
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
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Elderly Care, reg. Nurse with
35 yrs. exp. has opening
for 24 hour care in nice fami-
ly home. Call Susan Steg-
kemper, RN. (863)763-2334
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
CAR WASH TECH'S-
needed w/plumbing & electri-
cal ability for Ft. Myers, SW FL
& Tampa areas. Vehicle, tools
& benefits provided. ($ based
on experience.) DFWP Apply
by fax or e-mail to Waltek ar
Wash Systems, 863-674-
Alico. Inc. seeing jn erin y
level accounlri 1o handle
AR, inventory reconcilia-
tions, reporIs wora
S/Conlroller. Lookirng lot
degree. bachelor sa plus.
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Competitive starting pay,
excellent benefits and annual
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One tuition fee! Many pay-
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feel (888)808-5947 in-
Experience and clean driving
record a must. Good pay with
bonus plan. (863)885-2445
Builders Choice Supply
Looking for CDL
class B or better
Builders Choice Supply
Looking for outside
of wood; doors &
windows is a must.
CARE GIVER NEEDED for sick
mother. Dependable. Refs.
req'd. 941-723-9577 or
941-527-7193 aft 7pm
CARPENTER HELPER Wanted
Live & Work in the FL Keys.
Start $13 hr., 40hrs. per wk.
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fishing and diving.
Call Karl @ 863-673-8370
CITRUS CANKER SCOUTS
Needed in Immokalee area.
Good pay & Benefits.
Contact Maria @
Se busca inspectors
para cancro Citrico
en la ara de Immokalee.
Buen pago y beneficios.
Llame a Maria 239-658-6060
& OFFICE STAFF NEEDED
R&D Firm, LaBelle, has
openings for Full Time
Apply with resumes by fax
to 863-674-0066 or email.
No telephone calls.
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starting at $39.95 p, erDay
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Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National
OTR positions. Food grade,
tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay & new
equipment. Need 2 years
experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today. (800)741-7950.
Drivers CDL A. Special Or-
ientation Pay for Experienced
Drivers! Home Weekends!
Great Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training for School Grads!
Cypress Truck Lines, Inc.
Over the road & local.
Call Charles (863)675-1940
Drivers- BE IN DEMAND!
Plenty of freight, Many
Home time Options. Low
Cost CDL Training
Available, 100% Tuition Re-
For office in LaBelle and
check and clean driving
record required. Call the
office nearest you for more
info about job openings in
your area. LaBelle:
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Experience preferred. Clean
driving record a must. Good
pay with bonus plan.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the gov-
ernment. PT No Experience.
Call Today!! (800)488-2921
Ask for Department i.
ELECTRICIANS, Full Time
Experienced only. For more
info. Please call Electric Solu-
tions @ (239)348-8272
Se Habla Espanol
Serving 7 counties
In business 20 years.
Hdqts La Belle, Fl,
Knowledge of Quickbook Pro,
and Excel, 5 yr workplace
OFFICE HELr Must be experi-
enced in MS Office & Speak
both English/Spanish w/ex-
cellent personal references.
orfax resume 863-675-1005
FUEL TRUCK DRIVER
Must have Class B CDL
with Hazardous Material
be 21 year old.
OPERATORS & CLASS A/B
For Labelle & Ft. Myers loca-
tions. Apply in Person at 825
E. Cowboy Way, Suite 106,
LaBelle (Ph 863-674-1174)
or fax resume to
HIRING FENCE INSTALLERS
Pay based on exp. Must
have drivers license.
F ul T i e I l
Mechanics and Welders
5+ years of experience as a journeyman level mechan-
ic with the ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair industrial equipment such as pumps, motors,
conveying systems, hydraulics, turbines, gear boxes
and related equipment.
Perform welding on various types of steel structures,
pressurized vessels and pressurized piping. Able to
weld with mig and tig. Ability to use a plasma cutter, air
arc and acetylene torch.
Employment Office on WC Owen in Clewiston
US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to a diverse workforce. Women and minorities are en-
couraged to apply. We maintain a drug-free workplace
and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing
LABELLE COMPANY NEEDS
DRIVER-The Dumont Com-
pany has a position in our
small company that requires
a driver with minimum of a
CDL "B" with Hazmat en-
dorsement. We offer good
starting wages, benefits and
a secure future. If you are
ambitious, and are looking
for a job with a future please
call today at 800-330-1369.
Mace Welding is now
accepting applications for
Apply within at:
90 Evans Rd, LaBelle
- HELP WANTED-
* Lot Porter
* Inventory Clerk
To work in LaBelle. Temp po-
sition. $10 per hr, 10 hr
days. 4 days a week. Call
Immokalee/ LaBelle areas.
Thursday PM, Friday AM
Routes 239-225-0390 ext 206
F ul T i e I l
F u l i m I l
The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
a Be a team player
Be able to hand4e press~ge.
Be a selh-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Quark or Pagemaker
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on expenence
*Generous time off program
The OLke'lobee New i' 1A4n Equal Opportunityi Employer
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
MAINTENANCE MEN NEEDED
Mowing, hedging, trimming,
etc., Call for Information.
John Layton or Melissa at
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay
Training and Vacations No
in service work. Call for an.
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
PRESS OPERATOR News-
King experience preferred.
Benefits group health, va-
cation/sick time and holi-
er.com, fax (386)424-9858,
Publisher, Observer News-
papers, P.O. Box 10, New
myrna Beach, FL 32168.
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C(lannoa Relle Thursdav. ADril 6. 2006
Cocktail Server $5.50 plus tips
Dining Room Bus Person $6.25 per hour
Dining Room Server $5.50 plus tips
Dishwasher/Steward $7.50 per hour
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $10.00 + D.O.E.
Prep Cook $8.00 per hour
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Sous Chef $12.00 + D.O.E.
TAD Floor Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats
We are also seeking candidates
for these professional positions:
Financial Analyst Human Resources Manager
TAD Floor Supervisor
Benefits available for all employees
Apply in person at: 506 S. 1st St., Immokalee, FL
Tne Sem.nole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace
SECRETARY I- For the Hendry County Engineenng/Road 8
Bridge Department. Must have good communication skills
basic computer knowledge Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus Must be independent and able to multilask. A High
School Diploma or GED required
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT For Hendry County Recy-
cling/Special Disict. Must have good communicaon skills
& basic computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a
plus. Must be independent and able to multitask A High
School Diploma or GED required.
TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR- For Pr LaBelle Utilities. Must
have a valid drivers license. A High School Diploma or GED
required. Possession of a Class A,B, or C Water Treatment
Plant Operators License as issued by the State of Flonda.
FIELD SERVICE/METER READER- For Pr. La Belle Utilities. A
valid drivers license is required The 0lb consist of installing
meters, reading water meters, laying waler lines & operating
equipment in the field. On me lob gaining & possible lob ad-
MECHANIC I Basic mechanic knowledge, experience as an
automotive service worker or mechanic's helper preferred.
MECHANIC II Graduate from an approved course in heavy &
diesel mechanics, three years experience
Both Mechanic positions require Class B drivers license Must
have a High School Diploma or GEO. Both located in Clewis-
SIDEWALK & BRIDGE FOREMAN For Hendly County Road
& Bridge. Clean driving record. Must have a Class D or
higher drivers license; high School Dipioma/GED or 2 years
experience in concrete construction to i niide knowledge of
construction plans, mrreasuremerils, orming, pouring, lnish-
Ing. supervision and other related experience. Pay range
$30,160 and $36.400 annually depending upon experience.
The positions are full time with medical Denefits. retirement.
sick and vacation leave.
These positions will be open until filled. JOl escripuon & ap-
plrcatons can be obtained in tne Satellite Office in Clewislon
and the Courthouse in LaBelle in mie HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug Free Applicants needing assistance in the
applicanon process should contact Hndry County Commis-
sioner HR Department
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Full Time/Per Diem C.NA
Must have valid FL C.N.A Certificate
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
(Health Educators L2)
Two Positions (#64002106 &
#64002107) positions in LaBelle &
Clewiston to provide education & teach
curriculum with new Community Based
Abstinence Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree
or equivalent; experience in human
services, abstinence or teen pregnancy
prevention; ability to travel & flex work
schedule when needed; Bilingual English
& Spanish helpful; Background screen-
ing/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA.
Apply on line:
Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x167
for more details.
Labelle Company needs Warehouse Supervisor
The Dumont Company seeks a successful candidate with at
least 2 years of supervisory experience, good administrative
skills, solid leadership skills and holding a current CDL "B" with
Hazmat endorsement. The candidate will be responsible for
supervising a warehouse, organizing shipping papers,
controlling the inventory and supervising the activities of the
drivers. They will also be required to act as the back up driver
when necessary. It is important that the candidate be a hands
on team player. We are a small company where the Supervis-
or wears many hats and must be willing to do whatever is nec-
essary to support the effort. We offer an exciting opportunity
with good starting wages, a comprehensive benefits package
(including Health care, 401K with company matching, Life
and Disability insurance and a Profit Sharing plan).
If you are ambitious, and are looking for a job with a future,
please Fax.your resume today to 800-524-9315.
Attention college students:
Looking lot a summer iob? in-
lernships are available at tne
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about Ine
journalism business while
gaining work e npenence Wril-
ing and pholograpny skills re-
uired Computer skills a plus.
mal resume and references
Call Ben Moore or details
CDL Class A
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should e-mail resume, writing
samples and references to
DENTAL HYGIENIST NEEDED.
for LaBelle Office,
(863)674-0799 or fax re-
sume to (8631-674-0899
.Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please e-mail re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
Needed for office in
LaBelle & Immokalee.
Background check & Clean
driving record required.
Call the office nearest you for
more information about job
openings in your area.
13 miles E of LaBelle Hwy 80.
F/T- P/TExp. Computer
Tech capable of maintaining
a fully wireless computer
network system. Please con-
tact J. Wells 863-983-6003.
Compensation is negotiable.
Part Time. Curves is accept-
ing applications for
2:30-7:00 p.m. employee. If
you are energetic, self-moti-
vated, have a enthusiastic
personality and love to work
with people, send resume to
Curves LaBelle @ earth-
link.net or fax to
PART TIME FOOD SERVICE
Correctional Feeding Program
Food Production Exp.
Clean Background and Drug
Screening required for
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and referenc-
Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida
FULL TIME BOOKKEEPER.
Local real estate company. Fast paced
and flexible environment. Applicant
should possess at least 3 \ears of
accounting knowledge for g 1. p r. job
costing, reports, etc. A self starter and
team player are a necessity Excel req.
Peachtree &.'or QB would be beneficial.
Please fax your resume to Attn: Patty
@ 863.675.8568. Call: 863.675.4500.\27'
OR e-mail can be sent to:
CARE GIVER / COMPANION
Available. Call (863)467-5657
Busafness-ra'-.' *j l
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All tfor
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wll not be undersoldl
Learn to buy Foreclosures,
tax liens, and rehabs for pen-
nies on the dollar. Mentor
walks you through each deal
A-Z to. insure SUCCESS
Orange County Choppers OCC
seeks Distributorfor New
OCC Energy Drink product.
515,000 req'd tor Invenrory.
Protected Terrnory & TV Ex-
posure YOU CAN'T LOSE!
Receive checks of $3200 -
$4800 per month in as little
as 60-90 days for 20-40
years from 40K investment
in Oil & Gas.
Accurately & Economically
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutorng. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Music for all occasions:
Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
Also do handyman lobs
Need a low more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
seN your used Items in
DO YOU NEED.....?
C Hendry& Lee County
Call Dave #239-633-3649
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
ALL PERSONAL INJURIES.
DEATH AUTO.. MOTORCY-
CLE.. TRUCK.. PREMISE..
PRODUCT SLIP & FALL..PE-
A-A-A ATTORNEY Referral
Service (800)733-5342. 24
Hrs 100's of Lawyers State-
ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
ors, State or Federal
DUI...Traffic Tickets, Bond
Reduction..100's of Lawyers
Statewide 24 HOURS A-A-A
ATTORNEY REFERRAL SER-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees Call weekdays
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
WE BUY ALUMINUM, ALL
KINDS Copper & Brass.
Closed Sunday. Call first
Higgin's Tree Service
25 years experience. Free
estimates. Lic. & insured.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
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FT MAINTENANCE TECH II needed for busy community
health center. Must have a Hign School diploma or GED
Clean criminal background check and divers license re-
quired. Fax resume to 239-658-3078 or call 239-658-3020
FT FINANCIAL COUNSELOR needed for busy community
Center. Must nave a High School diploma or GED Must De
oi-lingual (Englisn/Spanish) Must be sell motvaled and able
to work independently, medical manager and/or heath care
experience a plus Fax resumes to 239-658-3078 or call
239-658-3020 for application.
PT HOUSE KEEPER needed for busy community center.
Must nave High School diploma or GED. Must be able to
work evenings and independently. Fax resume to
239-658-3078 or call 239-658-3020 for application.
JoAnn Taylor. Human Resource Tech
Collier Health Services Inc
Phone # 239-658-3020
Fax # 239-658-3078
DENTAL ASSISTANT Pediatnc Dental Ottice in Immokalee
needs expanded duty assistant to join our friendly team. Our
company offers competitive salary and great benefit package.
Bi-llngual a must. Call Jane at 348-8040 or fax resume lo
DENTAL FRONT OFFICE- Pediatric Dental office in Immok-
alee needs front office person to loin our team. Must oe Bi-
lingual Computer literate and dental knowledge nelpful.
Company offers excellent salary and benefit package. Call
Jane a1348-8040 or lax 0o348-0801
CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $75
BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
Besuty applies 525.
Bi y.es. 530
Bu.s ie m iipibo 545
ln stems ;555
C GIliswareoa EtcW. 560
C -1amps, :.570
Coll ibleut 1575'
C /Suft upplles 585
rapsl;Urimns B Fabrics 595
'Fireplce Fixture 600
.Furm. .. 615
:Health & Reducing
Household Items 630.
Medical Items 650
Musical InstrumentL 66P
Plumbing Supplies' 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys& Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER- 05 York
35 ton package urnl w/ neat.
new in box
AIR CONDITIONER Large
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU Brand new
$500 15141710-0094 be-
BARBER CHAIR, Aninlue MIg
Dy Emil J. Padair Co Pat #
cond $1000 (8631697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3'4 $50.
DISHWASHER-top of Ine line
Haler, porlabie, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
limes. $250 (502)644-2018
DRYER, Kenmore, Excellenl
shape w/warranty Free de-
liver. 165 (863)675-8937
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore.
White, Good condition
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR. 18.8 cu it
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
Smore, white, $150 for the
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
WASHER OR DRYER
$100 each, 1 yr warranty
BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
goose bikes w/access,. $50
or both will sell separate
BATHROOM SINK Marble,
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal handrails $600 or will
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", & 2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997
s- I I
Lawn & Garden 850
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Good
horse, great w/kids. Moving
must sell. $2500 or best offer.
HORSES, 3-Gelding, 1-Barrel
horse, 1-Roping horse for
Skids, 1-Gelding for Intermedi-
ate riders. Call
WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.
Black dress wine trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs
old. Rare items $1000 ail or
best offer.. 863 824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
E.c cond $400 neg.
Stadium Club 92& '06. Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Tnro/PhloO. Le.mark P3150,
4 phOlo card slots, new cjr-
tridges $75 t8631357-1082
BAKERS RACK- wroughl iron
wit wood counter. Very sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/I 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/drawer night stand, $100
or Dest oifer (863)675-3659
CHINA CABINET cherry,
COMPUTER DESK W!CHAIR-
e.celleni condallon, asking
CORNER CABINETS 121 beau-
tilui, riherry wood. music see,
i,2500 or best ol-
DINETTE TABLE w,2 chairs
e'x.elleni condition, $20
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood 4 inans & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100 or best offer.
DINING TABLE- Oval. 2-leat's.
6-cnairs w/cushions All hard
wood Traditional style $300.
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond ranan, glass top, $275
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror. 1 narrow [all. 1 night
sand 160 1863)467-6984
Entertainment Center, 2 pc
Lighted wi secretaries desk
shelves. etc. MusI see to ap-
preiate. $250 8631763-3423
FOAM MATTRESS: King Size.
New $350. (8631675-5737
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Greal cond, $750 or best ol-
SOFA- full size Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped Reduce to $225.
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs $35
TABLE, w/butcher block top. 2
stools. w/while legs on table
& stools. $75 or best ofter.
GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lignls, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, puller $95.
EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme, like brand new. $150
WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104
COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1 dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
GAS GRILL- With cover & ex-
tra burner. Good condition.
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Proper -Sale 1035
Lots -Saile 1045
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Waterfront Property 100
Between LaBelle & Alva,
3BR/3BA, 5.9 acres, pond,
-62'x24' steel bldg. + pole
shed, 2155 Phillips Rd.,
$445k. 305-247-0064 Own-
CHARMING, Old Florida style.
Renovated 3,2, Ig. front porch,
wood firs, dbl. lot, pole barn,
HOUSE FOR SALE in Country
Village, Completely remodeled
Great Fixer Upper! 905 Edi-
son Ave., Labelle. $30,000
or best offer (863)228-0010
LABELLE- 2br, 1ba, and Lot,
owner finance, no qualifying,
Move Right In IIl
541 Bennett Ave., $58,000
(239)368-7433 ask for Joe
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
eight! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
LeBelle, New Home 3br, 2ba,
Custom flooring. Stamped/
stained patio $179,000
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,4/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $175,000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071.
IJliJ ilktllil 1ii/
MOORE HAVEN 33471
TOP LOCATION -
City block next to court-
house, government center,
high school, 500 feet on US
#27, Ideal for Bank, Fast
Food, Law, Medical, Retail,
Realtor, Insurance, etc.
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
CHIHUAHUA, puppy, female,
Shots current. Health Cert.
$260 (863)675-3729 or
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
Colorful Pond Fish
2 -18", $3.00- $100.
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed. + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (8631843-2495
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand led & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 percnes. $800 or
best otler (863)357-1992
Water Healer System, tank-
less. heats water instantly &
easy to install, saves money
on your electric"! For more
information, please call
JUCUZZI- Large, Seals 6 witn
matching insoiaed lop
SPA HOT TUB- Vita 6 person.
works great $1200
CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
With attachments $25.
SEWING MACHINE, Commer-
cial. Used for upholstery.
KARATE PADS- approx 10,
Great shape. 5150.
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new condo
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
CABINET STYLE- 52', Color
does not work $200.
GENERATOR 5-6,000 wan
surge, used 1 week, $500
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
GENERATOR, 21350 wans.
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6 3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 ior
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0np.
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527
VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
Small Garden Rototiller.
WANTED: FL ART
A.E, Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R'A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted to Buy: OLD US
COINS. Single coins, accu-
mulations, and entire col-
lections. Littleton Coin
Company in business since
1945. Call (800)581-2646,
coin.com. Mention code
Pond and Lake Fountains and
Complete pond information
online: Algae control, fish,
aeration, pond bubblers.
Online store www.absolu-
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
FOR RENT 2/2 apartment in
town $675 / month. Call
Home & Ranch Real Estate
LaBelle, 2 br Apt 1 lull ba.
WiRiver patio. Completely
furnished w/washer & dryer
1 yr lease, No children or
pels please. $1200. mo., 1st '
& last required to move in.
ORTONA- Near river, Unfurn.
3br, 2ba. garage. AC, neat
canal, oaks, orange trees,
Ouiet' 15 mins lo La Belle
Shop Irm a gift catalog
thrts updated regidaly:
New ig units avail.. air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well ignted.
space ror Doas, trailers.
RV & trucks. Manager on-
sre. 1025 Commerce Dr.,
%.Otlluu Ivct uwlvv I I lul "Y
FERTILIZER SPREADER -
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000 42" cut.
About 6mos old. Asking
RIDING MOWER, TORO.
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
10 gel 1 free (863)235-0829.
Wa REENT T
18 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 6, 2006
NORTH FLORIDA LAND & HOMES
J.W. HILL AND ASSOCIATES
53.41 acres MOL of industrial prop in
Columbia Cty #47930 $3,204,600.
39 acres MOL with DWMH in
Suwannee Cty #47588 $470,000.
120 acres MOL in Suwannee Cty
30 acres MOL in Hwy Frontage in
Madison Cty #46383 $600,000.
50 acres MOL in Madison Cty. #47041
3BR/1.5BA in Hamilton Cty #48731
3BR/2BA with 5 acres MOL in
Suwannee Cty #49769 $159,900.
5BR:3BA on 229 acres MOL in
Suwanee Cty #49092 $3,499,000.
Business for sale in 'Deland, FL
Business for sale on 3 acres MOL in
Madison County #46984 $850,000.
Business on 2 acres MOL in Lafayette
County #41969 $150,000.
Business for sale in Madison County
PLUS MANY MORE....
HUNT ELK, Red Slag While-
tail, Bunalo, Wild Boar. Our
season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00 tro-
.phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
PIONEER, 2.5 ac. LOIS ol pine
trees. Hign land. Accessible
Very PeaceIul & Private
LaBelle, 1/2 ac lot Cleared.
. $85,000 but willing o pay
up I j$3000 closing cost.
LaBelle, 1.21 aLre lot on 1101
NE Nobles Rd. $79,900.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN IC MOUNTAINS
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
PROPERTIES WITH SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES.
(ABINS CREEKS & INVEST-
MElNT ACREAGE Chero,.ee
Mouunsin Realty GMAC Real
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT
1.5 Acres-$99,900. Beauti-
fully wooded, great views.
pristine shoreline, deep
boalable water! Enjoy ac-
cess to ICW, Sound Allan-
tic. Paved road,
underground utilities. Ex-
cellent financing. Call now
(800)732-6601 x 1510.
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar-
gains! April 8/ 9 Water ac-
cess from $34 900 wint
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS' Huge
$5,000 savings on beautiful-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy
unlimited water recreation.
Surrounded by sale forest
Excellent financing Call
1800)704-3154, x 722 TN
Land Partners, LLC.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & InvestmenL
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME,
$99,900. New 2000 Sq.Ft.
Log Home on Lake Cumber-
land, KY. Jamestown/Rus-
sell Springs Area. 1st Time
Available April 22ndl
LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN
TN Waterfront, view & estate
homesires 1 to 40 acres
from the $40s. Situated
around a 45.000 acre lake
Jusl 90 mmin to Nashville.
New building sites just re-
leased. Call owner
"Location, Location, Loca-
tion" Time to buy. INVES-
TORS.& BUILDERS, Great
Buildable Lots For Sale in
one ol Florida's Fasiest
Growing Areas Fort Myers.
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
tnroughout Amenca: coastal.
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres FREE,
monthly Special Land Re-
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
e, In the classlfleds
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of rIC7 Call
Active Realty today at
800-979-5556 or visit our
websiie at www AciveReal-
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
Homes & Mountain Cabins
Land CALL FOR FREE BRO-
CHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW
NC- ASHEVILLE AREA HOME-
SITES Gaied community
wiin stunning mountain
views. Silualed Deiween 2
mountains on over 4 miles of
riverfront. 1 to.8 acres from
the $60s. Custom owners'
lodge, riverwalk & more. Call
NC Mountain Property for
Less! Breathtaking Blue
Ridge Parkway, New River,
Stone Mountain, Golf
Courses and quaint shops
of Sparta. www.scenicreal-
ty.com (877)372-7211 or
NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres onr
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access.
New, Pre-Construction Golf
gia. Large lots w/ deepwater.
marsh, golf, nature views
Gated, Goll, Fitness Cenler.
Tennis. Trails, Oak Park,
erspotri com .
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
800)6-12-5333. Realty 0'
Murphy 317 Peachtree St
Murphy, N.C. 28906
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
Shop here Irsti
North GA & Western NC-
HEAD FOR THE MOUN-
TAINSI Call Mary Hedden,
RE/MA>N Mt Conner.ion See
hundreds 01 Islings at
Sty.com; e-mail: sold@mary-
TN LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Situated around a
36,000 acre lake in eastern
TN. 1/2 to 5 acre building
sites from the 40s. Planned
community amenities & di-
rect lake access. Owner:
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Andrews 3 5 acres on Ihe
rneadwaters il Valley River.
drive and house pad Price
$89.500 Valleytowi Realty
v r ~' d n le rn e
Quick Sale Price
Will trade for
Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
30x10 Fla Rm,ully furn, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
A secluded, private E-
ranch subdivision r
offedng beautiful -
vistas of pristine ', '
Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.
WIERS-C ADrU. 772-468-8306
MCliD .j.. twtr.4.-.I C--OQU
Jet Skils 3015
Sport Vehictes/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT 12tt fiber glass,
everything but prop 6 motor.
$i50 or besl otter
AIR BOAT HULL 1411.
Apache hull, and metal work,
rigged Ior 0470 $1200
AQUASPORT- 99, Cenler con-
sole 40hp Yarmara Brand
new Only used once
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass
$50 Call (8631675-0369 al-
ler 5:15 pm or on weekends
CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft. 70
np SuzuKi 4 stroke LOIS 01 e.x-
Ira's & Iraller. $6500. or best
PONTOON, 24', 90hp Jonn-
son imimi lop. no trailer.
ready to lish or cruise, $4000
or besI oIler (8631634-3107
or 18631634-5471 emiail.
PONTOON- 28', 50np, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
galvanized tandem axle,
SEA KAYAK- 17 Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535
V-Hull 1211, aluminum boai
w/trailer & 1948 Johnson
moior motor needs Waler
pump $600 (863)467-0436
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8.3-1 w/ 4
fl e.xension. $6000 invested
Older Some Hurricane Dam-
age $2500 1863)675-6105
EVINRUDE 28SPL -Elec slarl,
all controls exc runner,
$600 or best offer
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best oiler
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
CM400, '81, needs work
brand new light S tire to be
pul on $200 (863)983-i457,
TRIUMPH CLASSIC 1968-
$2500. cral lor d eiails
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, oil
road. e.cei. cona. 1.1300
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fis John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
HONDA FOREMAN, 4X4, '05,
40 hrs, Brand new, W/Lift kit
& tires $4700.
212 acres on Case Road with
New 2006 4 Bdrm 3 Bath,
2,255 sq. ft; energy saver w/
2"x6"sidewalls, beautiful inside
& out w/lots of special touches.
Fenced and landscaped, $249,900.
Felda New Double Wide
Homes on V2 acre lots; starting
at $89,900 & ready for
Crescent Acres New 2006 14x72
Home & Land, 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath or
2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, $62,500. Owner
financing with 20% down.
Call or come by:
600 E. Cowboy Way
In LaBelle. 863-675-4300 or
toll free 866-368-4300
GOLF CART- 1987Gas Yama-
'ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor.
elec work. Asking $400
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,.
as, reconditioned 1995,
I P l iNic
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foren Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts -Repairs 4045
Pickup Tucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
A DONATED VEHICLE- may
provide vocational rirjinilg
ior somrrionr in a recovery
program or transponrlllon lor
j single parent family
BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM-
'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500 lrm 18631214-1286
Buick Skylark Lirred 1997-
40r sedan,'6yl, e.-cel cond.
can bte hrnjn ed., 1.100
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98. 621 mis Good con-
diton 1 Owner Book= $6850
Asking $5800 863-167.1301
FORD TAURUS '89. Runs
needs Ironl & rear bumper
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89.
Good running car $400
GRAND MARQUIS- 92, Runs
good. Needs braK:e: $1000
or tesl offer. 8631763-2307
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 ar
natcn. 4 cyl.. manual. $1200
HONDA CIVIC 1992, -1 Dr 5
spd manual Good conal-
lion A'C Runi greal. $2500
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95,
Some front end damage
Runs great $500.
SATURN STATION WAGON-
'96, SW2, Good. cond. Look
e. ellenlr Great gas mi.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck Please ca3
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig:
BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
GOLF CART- Club car, green,
elei ric with hard er.
Bug Guard Ior 2002 Ford
Fr 5l:, brand new. never
ued,. sill pail.3ged from
CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
shape. Purchasec In '0-1
used 1 time. 500
Exhaust System, used. aken
oh 3 2000 Camaro Z28 For.
more inlormation call
Glasstek Topper. wislhding
glass window on Iront ,nd
sides Iis, 8(1 bed on Ford
truck 1300 1863)697.8906
GMC Sonoma, lois 01 paris
4-100 or best oIller
POSI DIFF 8 5" GM, $150 or
besl clle C all
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die-
sel Trui, '0-1-05. Asking
$350. or best offer.
Tires & Rims, (4), used, taken
oil a 02 Ford F50 4.%4.
less nan 1,000 m pertect
,ond, $350 863-675-4272
TIRES- (4), 250 99 & up Ford
8 lug, 16'. Alum rims w/Ctr.
.overs E'c cond $150 or
7004R, $300 or best offer.'
Call (863) 467-8856
a 'I Ics45y
CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8
Diesel. Very good condition.
$1350 (6313:57-7214 after
CHEVY S-10 94- V6, aulo
power window ii' lis.
good tires, uis gre l $1800
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, itw paris ,,i .; :g1j
work body w i idder r, '
FORD F150- 02.14.4 Aulo
A:L 0l'.. Runs p.Cellni
FORD F150- 7;8 Sln 6. Re
built Trans & MoNlr NIeead
TLC $400 or Ve'l oiler
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000. neg. (239)657-2114
MITSUBISHI "88 2x4. mighty
Mai pick up. 30 mpg, need
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The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
Are pets safe
from West Nile?
The number of reported
cases of the West Nile virus has
decreased, but are our pets real-
h safe from the disease?
According to Michael Ward,
a professor of epidemiology at
the College of Veterinary Medi-
cine and Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University, the West
Nile virus still poses a threat,
especially to horses.
"The virus was first identified
in 1937 in the West Nile district
of Uganda, Africa, said Mr.
Ward. "The virus then contin-
ued to spread across the
world," he said. "The first case
identified in the United States
was in 1999 in New York,.but
the virus didn't appear in Texas
The virus is considered an
arbovirus because mosquitoes,
which are arthropods, spread it.
"In most cases, mosquitoes bite
infected birds and transmit it to
other animals," said Ward.
"There have been experi-
ments where one infected bird
spreads the disease to, another
bird, but that usually doesn't
The virus affects mammals
and even reptiles, said Ward,
but only some of the species
show signs of the disease. "The
virus can cause encephalitis,
which is the inflammation of
the brain," he said. "The
encephalitis can cause weak-
ness, wobbling, dragging of the
feet and paralysis.
"Horses are probably the
most susceptible mammals to
the West Nile virus. "There have
been cases of humans becom-
ing infected, but horses usually
showings signs of the disease
more often than humans do,"
said Ward. "There have been
cases of the disease in dogs
"The most important thing
horse owners can do to prevent
their animal from contracting
this virus is to vaccinate," he
said. "Horses need to be vacci-
nated about two months before
the start of the mosquito season
for maximum protection."
There are two licensed vac-
cines currently available for
"These vaccines usually
require a series of two to three
shots and are 90-95 percent
effective," said Mr. Ward. "Both
vaccines are usually adminis-
tered by a veterinarian."
Other methods of preven-
tion include removing mosqui-
to- breeding sites such as stand-
ing water and litter from places
where animals are housed, said
Ward. "I suggest owners use
water troughs that can be
drained about every week to
prevent mosquito breeding."
There.is currently no cure for
West Nile virus, said Mr. Ward.
"Generally veterinarians use
supportive treatment to make
the animal feel better," he said.
"They give the animal antibi-
otics or anti-inflammatory med-
icine to help treat the symptoms
of the virus."
There has been evidence
that the vaccines help reduce
some of the symptoms if the
animal is vaccinated early, 'he
The West Nile virus caused a
scare with its outbreak in 1999,
but the presence of vaccina-
tions has caused the number of
reported cases to decrease.
However, Mr. Ward suggests
not to be fooled by the lack of
"The risk now is that people
will think the virus has disap-
peared and stop vaccinating
their horses, which could cause
another outbreak," he said.
DVD helps prepare for disasters
WASHINGTON DC With The
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) facing the
upcoming 2006 hurricane season
- being touted as just as active as
last years' and watching killer
tornados, floods and wildfires.
from Illinois to California wreak
death and destruction, a new citi-
zen preparedness DVD titled,
"Getting Ready For Disaster One
Family's Experience" is ready for
distribution to help people get
ready for those natural and man-
made disasters that may impact
their families and their communi-
The DVD guides viewers
through important steps of disas-
ter preparedness and brings into
focus issues such as drafting a
family disaster plan, stockpiling
food and water; helping children
cope with disasters and prepared-
ness for special populations such
as the elderly and people with dis-
"Being prepared for disasters
is everyone's responsibility," said
FEMA's Acting Director, R. David
Paulison. "We're excited.that this
highly informative product is now
available as we approach what's
expected to be another active hur-
ricane season. And it's not just for
hurricane preparedness, but
rather follows FEMA's all hazards
approach to disaster prepared-
The content is based on the
most reliable hazard awareness
and emergency education infor-
mation, such as the latest scientif-
ic knowledge and physical
research on what happens in dis-
The DVD's story surrounds a
12 year-old boy, whose school
assignment challenges him to
learn about disasters and emer-
gencies. He is instructed to devel-
op a disaster plan and a disaster
supplies kit for his family with his
family's help. As a result of fol-
lowing the easy steps to prepared-
ness, the youngster and his family
1) get prepared together, 2) man-
age to help others as they get pre-
pared, and 3) decide to volunteer
so that they can help even more
of their neighbors get prepared.
The DVD's seven segments
include: 1) Getting Informed; 2)
Making a Plan; 3) Assembling a
Disaster Supplies Kit; 4) Food and
Water in an Emergency; 5) Help-
ing Children Cope with Disaster;
6) Disability and Special Needs
Populations; and 7) Getting
Involved Citizen Corps and
walk the viewer, step by step,
through lifesaving procedures for
being ahead of the storm and
knowing what to do when danger
The DVD is designated #
"FEMA 500" for ordering purpos-
es and is now available at the
FEMA Distribution Center by call-
ing 1-800-480-2520. Orders are
being limited to one DVD per
caller for the time being. In the
coming months, the DVD will be
translated to Spanish and will be
available in both languages on a
FEMA officials say the DVD,
produced with funds from Home-
land Security's United States Fire
.Administration, is designed to be
used with FEMA's 200-page Are
You Ready? An In Depth Guide to
Citizen Preparedness and accom-
panying facilitator manual for
teaching preparedness principles
in small group or classroom set-
More than 267,000 Are You
Ready? guides have been ordered
from FEMA in only 18 months,
with more that 5,000 facilitator
guides in the hands of trainers
across the country..Thanks to the
guides and the cadre of trainers,
citizens are learning how to get
informed about local emergency
plans, how to identify hazards
that affect their area, and how to
develop and maintain an emer-
gency communications plan and
build their own disaster supplies
Are You Ready? is just one of
many resources Homeland Secu-
rity provides American citizens to
help them be prepared against all
types of hazards. Homeland
Security's Ready campaign seeks
to help America be better pre-
pared for even unlikely emer-
gency scenarios. Information on
how the public can be ready in
case of a national emergency,
including a possible terrorism
attack involving biological, chem-
ical or radiological weapons, can
be found by logging on to
www.ready.gov or by calling 800-
BE-READY for printed informa-
Florida urges early vaccinations for horses
Charles H. Bronson is urging
horse owners to vaccinate their
horses against Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) and West
Nile Virus as mosquito season
gets under way. Four cases of
EEE have already been con-
firmed in Florida since January,
one as recently as this week,
even though the first cases are
not usually seen until May.
Mr. Bronson says the majority
of cases can be prevented
through proper vaccinations and
booster shots against mosquito
borne illnesses and he is remind-
ing horse owners that now is the
time to take action.
"Last year there were 150
reported cases of EEE across.43
counties, triple the number from
the year before when 48 cases of
the disease reported impacting
27 counties," Mr. Bronson said.
"Now that mosquito season is
upon us, it is critical that horse
owners take steps to protect
their animals. We have already
seen some EEE cases due to the
relatively warm winter and we
need to ensure that cases are
kept to a minimum."
EEE is a viral disease that
affects the central nervous sys-
tem and is transmitted to horses
by infected mosquitoes. Signs of
the virus include fever, listless-
ness, stumbling, circling, coma
and usually death. The disease is
fatal in horses in 90 percent of
Mr. Bronson says he is
pleased that no cases of West
Nile Virus have been reported so
far this year, and WNV cases
have continued to drop over the
years since a vaccination against
the disease became available in
"There was a lot of attention
paid to West Nile Virus when it
was first discovered in Florida in
2000. Horse owners did a very
good job in protecting their ani-
mals from this disease. We want
to be sure they are just as aggres-
sive in protecting horses against
EEE," Mr. Bronson said.
The Department and the
state's numerous mosquito con-
trol districts have strengthened
their surveillance, control and
prevention measures in order to
be better prepared for mosquito-
borne illnesses. There are ongo-
ing efforts to keep the mosquito
populations down, but because
there is no fool proof method to :
prevent the diseases, vaccina-
tions are critical.
So far this year EEE has been
confirmed in horses in Colum-
bia, Duval, Marion and Levy
counties, all of which were fatal.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., announces a Board of Directors
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2500 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
For additional information in regard to this meeting, or f you are planning to attend,
please contact 239-332-4233 or 1-800-398-4233.
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working cooperatively with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. The primary role
of Area Agency on Aging for Southwest lorida, Inc., is to promote and coordinate a
network of services of Individuals over sxty years of age. These services address
both short and long-term needs of seniors. Area Agency on Aging for Southwest
Florida, Inc.,'an Area Agencyon Aging, serves seven counties.
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