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VOLUME84 NUBER 2 1IRS
At A Glance
Be prepared to helping crisis
new a new roof
An account has been set up
.to help two women have their
ro)of repaired after Hurricane
S\Virna. Dorothy Riddle and her
Daughter Patricia are both dis-
abled and need $4,4-100 to
replace the roof on their old ..
home. They have no insurance
to help and have been turned
down by FEM[A Since a plea for
help in the Caloosa Belle,
LaBelle residents have helped
out with over $1,000 in dona-
tions. The women greatly
appreciate the generosity but
more is needed. Please send a
donation to the Dorothy Riddle
Benefit Fund at Olde Cypress
Movies are free; show ings
,:30 a m., I p.m.,3 p.m.
SJune 6, Bambi II; June 13,
Wallace and, Gromit "The
SCurse of the: Were Rabbit";,
June 20, Hoodwinked: June 27,
Chicken Little; July -, No
.-mones today holiday; July I1,
SSkyhigh; Jul\ 18, Special sur-
S 6 p.m. showings: June 6.
'The Legend of Zorro: June 13; ---
Nanny v lIcPhee: June 20,
Dreamer; June 27,.~urs, Mine,
and (urs; July -1, No movies to
day holiday; July 11 Batman
Beginnings; July 18 Hitchhikers
Guide to the Galax
: SJloi-n at LaBelle Assembly
on Fraser Avenue across
Irorn the Edw\aid A LUpthe.
grove Elernentar Schoul i 675-
09110 or 674-0-147-.
Free Hendry County
SWaste Collection' Days for
LaBelle and Western Hendry
County will be June 9 from 9
a.m.-2, p.m. at the Recycling
Center on 1360 Forestry Divi-
sion Rd., south off of Cowboy
Way, east of the LaBelle Airport.
In Clewiston and Eastern
Hendry County: June 10 from 9
4.m.-2 p.m. at the CleWiston
County Barn 1381!Evercane Rd.
For more information call
Hendry County Waste Manage-
ment Departments at 674-4162
or 675-5252 or 983-1582.
GED test available
The LaBelle Adult School
wiill be offering the. GED Test,
Jne 5-7. Sign up at the LaBelle
Adult School. If you have any
questions please contact the
LaBelle Adull School at 674-
i4118 for more information.
Kiwanis is accepting appli-
Cations for Adult Advancement
dnd Vocational Training Schol-
arships; also any prior high
school graduate Kiwanis schol-
arship recipients can reapply
for continuing support. Call
Debbie at 675-4643. Deadline
date for applications for the '06-
07 year is July 01, 2006:
Editorial ............ .4
Speak Out .... ....... 4
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We. Americans have always
been a self-sufficient people;.tak-
ring care of ourselves and our
neighbors.. We should all take
our cue from that as hurricane
Hendry County Emergency
Management Services: will be
olfering Community Emergency
SResponse Team (CERT.) training
beginning this month. The idea
of CERT is to provide average res-
idents with the information and
Skills they need to get themselves,
and their neighbors through an
emergency or disaster situation
The 12th annual Black Her-
itage Festival Reunion brings
people back toFord-Sunset Park
the third Saturday every May. It's
a chance. to catch up with
friends and family and to renew\
their connection to the neigh-
bo:rhood and to the larger com-
This year the festivities A, ere
expanded with an
Old Timers Dinner on Thurs-
day, a Youth Night talent shove\
on Friday and park events and
an adult dance Saturda
Coordinator Nora Fagin
reminded everyone that "fun,
food and family" go to the heart
of how the black .community
Every year the festival draws
more folks from the larger com-
munity. This year Suzanne
Bengston. got this rolling at the
park with the National Anthem,
which was followed by a
memorial to those friends and
neighbors who have been lost
over the past year. 'As always,
tribute was paid to the new high
school graduates. LHS Principal.
Paul Puletti recalled how, over
the past ten years, Ms. Fagin's
efforts have helped improve,
communication and relations at
the high school.
Ms. Fagin said that, with 13
expulsions in just one year, she
took up the cause of keeping
neighborhood kids in school -
and has worked diligently to
keep kids in school and off the
street corners. Mr. Puletti credit-
ed her efforts with a "complete:
turnaround", of relations at the
Speaking to the new gradu-
ates, Ms. Fagin told them, "Do
until help can arrive. Theie will
be two kick off meetings. The
first will be at. the Beardsley
Room in Clew\iston on June 6 at 7
p.m. The second will be at the
Courthouse in the commission-
ers' chambers on June 13 at 7
.The training \\ill coter basic,:
skills necessary to control an
ernergeinc situation until the
professionals can arrive Emer-
gency responders, emergency
management personnel and
trained volunteers will provide
the training. Program material
covers hurricanes, fires, haz- tial hazards associated with a
arduous incidents and other gen- particular type of er meigency and
eral life-threatening situations. ho\\ to lake the appropriate
Learn the basics of first aid, action; identify, organize and uti-
putting out tires and search and lize a ailable resources and peo-
rescue The ten-\\eek course also pie, and real \ctiirns for life-
covers things as simple as howl to threatening conditions though
tuin off the gas Classes will meet Simple Triage And Rapid Treat-
once a '\eek for li\o-and-a-half ment .START).
hours. It's a comprehensive train- CERT Coordinator Billy
ing unit that x ill require a solid Nlehaffe is a retired lirelighter
comrnitmenrt on the part of each with 25 \ears of experience. He
participant. The course is free said the program is intended to
and is open to anyone over the empower people not to wait foi
ageof18. 'the government but to help
Learn to recognize the poten- themselves and their community
The proud Ford/Sunset Park residents honored their grad-
uates, from left: Trenecia Simmons, Shandeya Thomas,
Sherry Johnson and Mydajah Williams.
what you have to do ... leaveif
you need to ... you know your
way home." Pastor Alonzo
McKenzie told the graduates to,
"start where you are, use what
you have, go where you want
The festival committee pre-
sented tlhe Citizen of the Year
award to Ray Field Johnson and
two special helpers, Shywonna
Williams and Joe Mobley
received recognition as well.
Augusta Ross, Carolyn Ford and
LaSheba Travis all received the
Entertainer and entertain-
ment promoter Joe Mob-
ley returned to his home-
town for the 12th Annual
Black Heritage Festival.
He and his partner Ruth
put on a talent show for
the neighborhood youth
and manned a booth at
Alton "Kid" Jones Park.
See Heritage Page 2
during the gap. between the
occurrence of an extreme emer-
gency and the 'arial of official
assistance. Ruial areas, ir partic-
ular, \ ill have a loner wa'ait for
go errnment assistance, he point--
ed out, so people must be read\
to be "on their own If this area
should take another maior hit
this hurricane season, CERT
learns \\ill be ready. In the end,:
i's dall up to the individual
Call Emergency Mlanagement
at.612-4700i for more informa-
tion. .: :
By Kristin Hunter
Mrs Lucinda Kelle\, Dean of
Edison Hendry Glades cam-
pus, is -er\ excited about the
Current and future slatus of Edi-
son. She says that Edison is cur-
rently undergoing tremendous
in the 2005-2006 year there
,A ere about -470 students that
attended the LHS Edison cam-
pus Four hundred \were degree
seeking and 70 \elre non
-cegree seeking Their ages
ranged from 15 to o\yer 60.
There has been a 24.75 percent
increase at the LHS campus in
. the last two years, which h is
above the projected growth
SEdison already' offers a lot to
the area. Currently there are
over 200 Curtis Scholarship eli-
Caloosa Belle-,Kristin Hunter
gible students at the LaBelle,
location.' There are 30 adjunct
pro'ir:tessors, and in. the fall' Edi-
See Kelley- Page 2
hat in city
By Heather J. Wellman
For Cliff Avery, public serv-
ice is not just a passing phrase
it is a way of life. He has dedi-
cated his adult life to bettering
our corpmunity. After serving
in the' United States Air Force
for four years, he went on to
graduate from Northwest Uni-,
versity with a bachelor's in
science. After leaving college
he and Kathy, to whom he has
now been married for 43
years, mqved to LaBelle. He
has worked tirelessly to make
LaBelle a friendly, well round-
SNow he wants to be your
new Treasurer City Commis-
sioner. He realizes that gov-
ernment is not a tea party
Submitted to the
Caloosa Belle/Cliff Avery
where everyone uses their
SSee Avery- Page 2
Veterans: Heroes and angels
By Kristin Hunter
Once again Americans
paused to reflect on those who
have paid for our freedom with
their lives. The solemn Memori-
al Day service at Fort Denaud
Cemetery brought family,
friends and other veterans out
for the simple ceremony that
culminated in the haunting
strains of Taps.
American Legion Post Com-
mander Steve Williams remind-
ed those present that it is
important to give thanks to our
military, including POWs and
MIAs, for paying the price for
He noted that
Iraqi citizens say "thank you
to America" for giving them
freedom of choice. Casualty
numbers continue to rise .with
the Iraq War, totaling over 2,400
American deaths as of now.
Guest speaker Dennis
Boland said we need to pay
homage to veterans, saying,
"All that we ask is a simple
thank you." Eighty-nine-year-
old veteran George Briede,
who as a young Marine lost his
sight while fighting on Iwo
Jima, was honored at the cere-
Mr. Boland spoke of a boy
See Memorial Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Kristin Hunter
Veterans groups stand by with flags at the solemn Memorial
Black Heritage: Honoring the wisdom
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Front row from left: Susie Davis, who came hete in 1959, Oralee Philjore, a 50 years
resident and Queen Smith, 47 years. Back row: Dessie Culliver, "i95i,'ietha Gunsby,
1970, Dilsey Brown, 1944, Edna Stephens, 39 years, Dorothy Johnson, 1944.
Festival brings folks home
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Come to air potato
The Hendry'LaBelle Recreation
Board and Coalition for Eco-Recre-
afion would like to invite communi-
ty organizations, youth groups and
individuals to one and a half hour
LaBelle Nature, Park Air Potato
SRouridup on Saturday, June. 3,
from 9-10:30 a.m. Air potato is an
invasive plant species that has been
listed as one of Florida's most inva-
sive plant species since 1993: The
Recreation Board will provide trash
bags and some tools for the event
Hats, gloves, long pants, sturdy
shoes and'insect repellant are rec-
ommended. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own
rakes and shovels: Water will be
provided for participants. TheCoali-
tion for Eco-Recreatiorinwill be at
380 Riverview Drive (corner of
Frasier and Riverview Drive) at 11
a.m. after the Air Potato Roundup.
Call Margaret England at 674-0695
AHORA, a not for profit organi-
zation, has scholarships available
for high school seniors or current
College students. If you would like
to receive an application please
send a self addressed stamped
envelope to AHORA P.O. Box 2424
LaBelle, FL33975. Health Care, and the Florida Baptist
Children's Home to recruit more
Disaster preparedness foster families in our five county
information available region.
Information vailble For those interested in becom-
Disaster Preparedness websites ing a foster/adoptive family, please
for Business Continuity and Infor- call 1-800-89FAMILY
www.secureflorida org, Flag ceremony
ex.shtm, www.ready.gov,www.col- On Wednesday, June 14, at 6
lierem.org, .wwwredcross.org, p.m. Dana-Howard-Weekly Ameri-
ww.flash.org, www.floridadisas- can Legion Post 130 will hold a flag
ter.org/businesssurvey/summaryAi retirement ceremony in post park-
ndex.asp, ing lot for unserviceable American
www.hipaadvisorv.cormraction.sec Flags. Anyone having a ragged or
uritvydisasterrecov.htm torn American flags is welcome to
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The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida will hold an ori-.
entation on "How to become a
Foster Parent/Adoptive Parent" on
June 6, at the Harlem Academy,
944 Harlem Academy Avenue,_
Clewiston, at 6p.m.
The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida serves as the
lead agency to oversee foster care
and adoption services in Collier,
-Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades
counties. Children's Network of
Southwest Florida has partnered
with Family Preservation Services,
Lutheran Services Florida, Ruth
Cooper Center for Behavioral
ring nmem Ior proper disposal. All
citizens of Hendry County are invit-,
ed to attend. The post is located at
699 State Road 80 West. If you have
any questions please contact Den-
nis R. Boland Probation Director
5340 FAX: 863-675-5384.
SHe\ kids, you'll go bananas for
Son Treasure Island, a fun and'
exciting tropical atmosphere
\\here children will have a great
time, singing, watching skits, cre-
ating crafts and playing games.
Son Treasure Island takes
place June 12-16, 6:30 p.m.-9p.m.
at 725 W Hickopoochee Ave.
Ahoy, Maties! You are invited to
a Vacation Bible School you will.
never forget. Son Treasure Island
features music, games, snacks, and
crafts. But most importantly, you'll
discover the treasure of God's
amazing love. Son Treasure Island
will be June 19-23 from 6:30-9.p.m,
for kids completing Kindergarten
.through 5th grade. The church is
located across -from LaBelle's
Rodeo Grounds on Highway 29.
For information, please phone the
church at 675-0938 between 9 a.m.
and 12:45 p.m. on Monday. Tfes-
day, Thursday, or Friday. Kids, be
prepared for an awesome adven-
Youth ages 8-13 as of Septem-
ber 1, 2006, interested in overnight
camping may attend a fun filled
week of activities at 4-H Camp
Cloverleaf June 19-23 in Lake
Placid. Cost of camp is $165. For
more information, contact the 4-H
Office at 674-4092 or983-1598.
Sonja C. Craxwford 4-H Coordi-
nator Lhiestock PO Box 6S LaBelle,
FL 33975 (863)674-4092 (863'674-
SN E$ 0-ig
ON US 41. S. FT. MYERS
GENERAL ANESTHESIA AVAILABLE
CALL FOR YOUR PRICE
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son will have its first full time fac-
ulty member teaching English.
There will be a full offering of
classes in the fall which includes
core classes such as English and
Math as,wvell as other branching
'out courses such as Auto CAD,
Yoga, Community Spanish. Buy-
ing and Selling on EBay, etc. You
can register for fall classes on the
web after June 5. The campus
also offers tutoring that is
absolutely free. The campus has
just added a part time security
Guard as well as morb technology
including a 20-station computer
lab. They are currently awaiting
approval to build an outside seat-
ing area for students to enjoy
which is being designed by the
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best manners. He believes gov-
ernment is a wrestling match
where he can put his years of
experience and his education to
good use. He also wants'to use'
his love of this corhmunity to
help foster .a government with
strong community participation.
His dedication to public serv-
ice led him to become a certified
social worker for the State of
Florida ,which has come in
handy in his current position as
the pastor of LaBelle Assembly
of God Church. As the pastor of
one of LaBelle's churches, he is
also an active member of the
LaBelle Evangelical Ministers
Association. His church hosts
the Family Film Festival, a, sum-
mer program showing, movies
to the.youth and families of our
community. The program is in
its 25th year and is one of the
few family friendly activities
available to our youth during the
summer months: His church
also hosts many other family
activities throughout the year.
Pastor Avery said he is commit-
ted to helping our young people
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named Hunter, whose father was
a-Navy corpsman, killed in Iraq.
Travis Youngblood taught his son
that the flag starids for everything
good in America. He had told his
wife, who gave birth to baby girl
after he left, that.we need to fin-
ish the war in Iraq so their son
won't have to later. All Hunter
has to hold on to nowis the Unit-
ed States flag, kissing his father
good night by kissing the flag.
According to little Hunter, veter-
ans are heroes and angels.
Mr. Boland said that right now
the battle we face is to ensure
that all those in uniform know
that their service is laid to' rest in
dignity. Amendment HR-5037
allows for this to happen. It pro-
hibits anyone from disturbing the
peace at a memorial service for a
veteran. It prohibits any demon-
stration from 150 ft. away 60
minutes before or after the serv-
ice and blocking ingress or
egress from a service.
He added that seven out of 10
Americans support the Flag
Amendment;. 66 Senators sup-
port it, leaving only one more
vote necessary for passage. He
urged his listeners to contact
their Senators to let them know
that they also support the Flag
Edison's name has been
changed from Edison Community
College to Edison College, which
means that they now offer a Bach-
elor's degree. The Bachelor's
degree is in Public Safety Admin-
istration. They are hoping to add a
Bachelor's degree in Secondary
Education next fall.
In the future there will be an
actual Edison campus located on
100 acres of the Bryan Paul donal-
ed property off SR 29S. It will be a
1,000 student capacity campus.
They are hoping to break ground
sometime around 2009 or 2010,
and are hoping to have it finished
about a year or so after that. Over
900 Hendry/Glades students
attend one out of the four cam-
puses currently available in Lee,
Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry
counties, which means that there
is definitely a need for a
by providing safe and enjoyable
activities for them to participate
His interest in providing
recreational activities in LaBelle
doesn't end at his church doors.
He attended, every founding
meeting of the Hendry.County
Recreation Board and helped to
found the annual Fourth of July
raft race. Pastor Avery knows
that some of the best recreation
is tied 'to education, and he is
committed to providing educa-
tion for LaBelle citizens and visi-
tois as well.
'He has held a public school
teaching certificate for the State
of Florida, and he puts his
knowledge and love of teaching
to" good use. He volunteers at
the Greater LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce once a week teach-
ing computer skills. He also
teaches a free computer class on"
Monday morrnings and he teach-
es a free small engines class.
Because of his work in the
community, he was nominated
for the News-Press Heart,of Gold
award in 1982 and was the
recipient of the Chamber of
Commerce Man of the Year
Award. Pastor Avery is a cheery
man who always has a smile to
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Good Neighbor award.
The previous Thursday
evening, the community cele-
brated its first Old Timers Dinner
at the James Singleton Center. It
was a lime to honor the contri-
butions of those who have lived
Sin F S Park for years.
Nora Fagin got things started,
saying that she came, when she
was 16 years old. She said she
felt safe here, matured here
nurtured by the "grown folks" -
-"even those that fussed at me."
She hoped that all attending.
would "honor the wisdom
Dilsey Brown provided a a
glimpse back in time, explaining
that she came to LaBelle
S]944.She said she cried when
greet you. He is also a dedicated
member of the LaBelle Commu-
nity w\ho wants to continue his
work to create a well,rounded
LaBelle through the city,com-'
He doesn't think anything is
"wrong" with the current com-
mission. "I have seen a commis-
sion that is compassionate and
caring that works to the point of
frustration to not hurt anyone's
feelings," he said He finds that
focusing on not hurting any-
one's feelings sometimes leaves
out the consideration of what is
best for LaBelle. He wants to
bring'his background in the con-
struction trades, his training in
listening and problem solving
and his ability to represent oth-
ers' points of view to create a
fair and balanced commission
that isn't afraid to take action.
"I love LaBelle and want to
see it become the city it has the
potential to grow into. I came
here 30 years ago with my wife,
sons, dented car .and some
clothes. We have worked to
build a life here, and we owe
everything to wonderful com-
munity we live in, I want to be a
part of making that community
even better for the future," he
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she got off the bus from Pom-
pano because there \as nothing
here. But she learned to love it
here, saying, "This community is
part of my life."
She said she worked all her
life, starting at just seven years of
age. She recalls segregated times
when she came to Florida from
Georgia on a "colored truck."
They couldn't get off till they got
to the Florida line.
She recalled walking to
church barefoot through the
Sand; there were not lights; they
used well water and sometimes
water from the ditch.
At the end of Ms. 'Brown's
talk, Ms. Fagin told the group that
she's compiling a history of the
Ford/Sunset Park neighborhood
and encouraged anyone with:
any information at to get it to her
and she will place in chronologi-
If you would like to talk \with
Cliff Avery or to volunteer to be
a,member of his campaign, he
can be reached at 674-0447 or at
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SOfficials are calling the burn-
ing of two unoccupied homes in
Pioneer Plantation May 19 arson..
Two unoccupied mobile homes
bn Vero Ave wert up in flamed in
Sthe early morning hours. under
Pioneer Plantation firefighters
Arrived at the scene about 2 a.m,,
:and were battling the fire at 590.
Vero when another fire erupted
Next doorat 570 Verb. Mr. Hance
,owns. three adjacent mobile
.. honres there The third mobile.
-*honme \\%as not damaged. LaBelle
Si-Fire Department was called in to
S:assist in extinguishing the second
1 Det. Joe linervini of the Flori-
da Bureau of Fire and Arson
i investigation, the law\ enforce-
Sment arm of the state Fire Mar-
ishal, said accelerants were used
,.in the incidents. Samples have
been sent to the lap for identifica-
[lion Although it's early inl his
Investigation, Del Miner\ini said
he has sone leads and is asking
anyone who might have seen-
; an thing unusual pertaining to:
'the fires for information 'You can
call the Florida Advisory Commit-
0By Kristin Hunter
? The American Legion Post 131)
tinconIiIg Post Commander Bill
iDavis and Post Adjutant Dennis
.Boland presented a Blue Star Rib-
tbon to Mr Toriir Kochheiser in
,recoriitiori of: his son Craig
-horrias Koichheiser being in the
*_S AIrmrn Special Forces.
The Blue Star Rtibbon began in
1\'\\i, iand \\.ias placed on ihe \in-
SJ, \s r:i those .ith deplo. ed rela.
Ot.i\'ts in tht e -er ice. No\\. the Blue
4Slar Ribb':'n is given to all families
*,:, military personnel.
1i Staff Sgt. Cia.gn Thomas
Ko.chheiser has been n the US
S*Aimy Special Forces lor eirht
,\ _-. fr ri'T re i a e ':i IS t,:' hi.
:current age of 26 He has been
ieplo\ed numerous times to
iocatil'ns such as Afghanistan and
IVlq and is due, to deploy very
sc'n to an unkniow.n location. Bill
:)a\ is from the Anerican Legion
stated that'he is "proud. to have
Crait seivte and hopes to ha\e
thirn join the American Legion one
: According to the ollicial IIS
:Army Special F:rces \vebsite, U.S.
also known as the Green
aBeret, trace their'roots back to the
JWWII Office of Strateiic Services.
.'The OSS was formed to gather
intelligence' and conduct opera-
itions behind enemy lines in sup-
tee for Arson Prevention (FACAP)
at 877-NOARSON and remain
anonymous. A reward is being
offered $2,500 from FACAP and
another $5,000 from Mr. Chance.
Firefighters noticed a third fire,
a brush fire off Riviera Are. near
Eagle 1, when they returned to
the firehouse to refill a tender
about 3.:30 a.m. According to PFD
Fire Chief Edith Tirnms, this fire
was also set Montura Volunteer
firefighters assisted in extinguish-
ing the brush fire.
Mr. Hance said he had been
.working- on the homes for
months and the\ were nearing
completion He figured the north h
of the two homes at about
$150,000. The structures \ ere not
insured. He and his wife planned
to move into the middle home,
using the homes on either side as
vacation homes for the couple's
two daughters. The structures
had been purchased in 2003 from
the Collier County School Board
and had been certified to residen-
tial specifications b. engineer
Larr. Bennett, Mr Hance said. Mr.
Hance, a retired builder who has
been battling cancer, said he
planned to move to the area to
enjo. its quiet beauty
Local agency seeks
The'Area Agency on Aging, a
not-for-profit organization, seeks
enterprising leaders to fill vacan-
cies on the Board of Directors.
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destroyed two homes May 19.
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From left: Bill Davis American Legion Incoming Post Commander, Mr. Tom Kochheiser, father
of Craig Kochheiser, US Army Special Forces, and Dennis Boland, American Legion Post
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Sawrence vowe, 41, of Talla-
'hassee was arrested in LaBelle on
IMay 26 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine. HCSO Sergeant
:P'Rbert R. Shaw was the arresting
Jermairie Terence Feagin, 31, of
qLaBelle was arrested May 30 for.
feeing/eluding.' HCSO Deputy
FrankPensrak was the ar resting offi-
A A.male juvenile of LaBelle was
arrested for fleeing/eluding police.
,HCSO Deputy, Donald Davis was
Ithe arresting officer.
SJesus Perez, 18, of LaBelle was
arrested May 26 for sexual assault
'by an I \T. victim under 12 years
of age. HCSO Deputy James Wright
was.the arresting officer.
Domingo Rivera, 45, of Clewis-.
ton, was arrested May 25 and
charged with driving while on a
suspended license. HCSO Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-
Roberto Rey Morales, 52, of
Clewiston was arrested May 25 and
charged.with driving while on a
suspended license. HCSO, Deputy
Larry Preece was the arresting offi-,
Jerry Bilkcom, 20, of Clewiston:
. as arrested May 27 and charged
with *cocaine possession with
intent to sell. HCSO Deputy Nathan
Kirkwas the arresting officer. .
. Travis Calvin Doctor, 21, 'of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and
charged with cocaine possession
with intent to sell; HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
Elgen Lamara Williams, 20, of
Clewiston was arrested May 27 and'
charged with cocaine.possession
'with intent to sell. HCSO Nathan
Kirkwas the arresting officer.
SLarry Donnell Chavers, 29, of
Clewiston was arrested May 28 for
fleeing/eluding the police with dis-
reguard of safety to persons or
property, cocaine.possession with
intent to sell and marijuana posses-
sion over 20 grams. HCSO Deputy
Nathan Kirk was the arresting offi-
A 16 yr. old male juvenile of
Clewiston was arrested on May 25
for aggravated battery that causes
bodily harm or'disability and firing,
weapon/missile into dwelling,
vehicle, building or aircraft. HCSO
Deputy Larry Preece was the
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SOMEONE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN why there is no place to take your
debris and extra rubbish. My husband had to go almost to Fort Myers
to get rid of it. No wonder people dump it along the roadways. It takes
time and money to travel all that way. This county needs to do some-
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I WISH TO BRING THIS to the attention of customer's that are in.
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week, I was in route to Naples, and so I-did not have a phone book. I
called a friend who got the number for me from the yellow pages and
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Letter to the Editor
The Kiwanis Club of L.:iBelI-
is very fortunate.to have a.thriv-
ing Thrift Store here in LaBelle.
The store's success is due in -parin
to the club members an'l'.'.l illig'
volunteers, but mostly it would
not exist if not for the generous
donations of the community.
Thanks to the donations of
Hendrv County residents the
L.,Be'II- Kiwanis Club has put
:Lid: over $100,000 into the
community this year alone:
'1..' 0,Ii ,:, i college and adult'
education scholarships, $15,000
toward projects involving youth
in our community, $10,000 to
community projects, and of
course our anntua! Kid's Dax in
the park. The club .eisis for the
sole purpose of bettering our
community one child and one
project at a time.
We now find ourselves in a.
pecOliar situation. We need your
donations to survive, but we
also. need 'your cooperation,
Recently, We, have posted sever-
al signs regarding times and
places to. drop off donations. But
some people insist on ignoring
these signs. We are asking that
all donations be made during
store hours and that you. not
leave items, outside..on the,
ground. Please put donations in
the drop box or knock on the
rear door and someone will help
you unload your treasures.
We are also available for,
-donations on Tuesdays until 8
p.in. for thosewho are unable
to get to the store during regular
hours. You can always call and
arrange a date/time to drop off
donations too large for'the drop
box. We will be happy to make
arrangements. When items are
left outside after hours, 'looters
rummage through, steal what
they want, and leave'a mess for
us to clean up. Frequently dona-
tions left outside will be ruined
by rain or heavy dew. When this
happens we are forced to take
-very heavy, wet items to the
dump- doubling our cost.
On occasion we must turn
. items away. We apologize for
this and we don't like to sa\ no
to any donations, but there are
some items that do not sell and
we are then forced to pay for the
dump fees. We inake two: or
three trips lo the dump each;
week and spend between .$80,
arid $125 a month. As a business
(even a non-profit organization)
we are limited to .three garbage
cans, twice a week for roadside
pick-up. This is a service we
must pay for. However, we can't
begin to dispose of all the trash
in just six cans a week. We must
haul off all the excess garbage to
the dump and we are charged
like everyone else that uses the
Pl-ease understand we are
extremely limits, _on storage
space and sometimes we can't
take large amounts (trailer
loads) at one time; especially
when e'. r\'i.ne in town'cleans
out their closets on the same
day. We also; ask that all dona-
tions are clean and in good con-
dition. When making your next
donation, ask yourself Is this
something I would buy? We
i:i',I have the means to wash
'clothing before we sell it. If it
isn't clean and wearable we
must dispose of the items. We
also do not have anyone at the
store to repair or fix items, so all
appliances and electronics must
work in order for us to be able to
re-sell them. If they are broken
or in need of repair we send
them off to the dump.
'We want to continue to keep
our prices low, as we have since
we opened..Where else in town
can you buy a complete outfit
for under $10? However, with-
out the' help of the community
we will be forced to raise our
prices to cover the cost of trash
removal. Thank you for your.
understanding and for your
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At Your Service On Page 2 Executive Editor
SCaloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
Time as money, an irreplaceable asset.
You've all heard, we've all used
that fleeting four letter word
"time" as if it were an infinite,
It's embarrassingly obvious
how many times we abuse this
irreplaceable resource. and still
find time to justify our abuses of it.
One of the sternest, most
pressing needs in my youth sub-
ject to correction and improve-
ment was my penchant for tardi-
ness: I was labeled "Billy. come
lately," and regularly disciplined at
school by the nuns for being
tardy. For those'of you notfexperi-
enced with "nun" discipline,
don't confuse the word nun with
none. They always found the
"time" to act and speak directly( to
m'\ oercoming what they consid-
ered to be a major character flaw.
One of the turning points.in
my life \\as a sales training course'
\\here the instructor emphasized
thinking of time as money. .
ifs your world
He used the example of imag-
ining that there was a bank that
credits your account each morn-
ing with $86,400. It carries over no
balance from day to day. Every
evening Ihe bank deletes whatev-
er part of the balance you failed to
use during the day.
\\'hat would you do' Drav\ out
every cent every day? ou bet you
His point was that each of us
has such a bank It's name is
Every morning it credits us
with 86,4100 seconds. E\eri night
it writes off, as lost, whatever time
you have failed to in\ est to good
In other words, wasted. It car-
ries over no balance. It allows for,
no overdraft and can explain how
some people feel overdrawn at
the end of a day.
Each daN it opens a .new
account for us. Each night it burns
the remains of the da\'s deposit. If
we fail to use each day's deposits.
they are lost, never to be regained.
There is no going back. There is
no drawing against tomorrow.
We must live in the present, on
each day's deposits Invest it so as
to get the maximum return on
this, the most valuable God-given
asset assuring your health, happi-
ness and success
As that clock of life keeps tick-
ing away those precious seconds,
think of it as making the most of
every day and think about these
time subjectli e life experiences
To realize the \alue of one
year, ask a student \ ho failed a
To realize the aalue of one
montht, ask a mother who gate
Real estate investing Thank you
can be good deal
Every so often you % ill see an
advertisement on television lor a
real estate course sold by Carllon
Sheets The testimonials from Finanial
his students are rather com- i cil
polling, and some of you may TipS
e\en have purchased his maleri-
als. I thought Ihe rest ol you
might like my opinion on his real
estate investing program. Wayne
I \\ill start by telling you that I byWayneC.Swi
am one of the people who
bought and studied his program houses for the purpose
When his phone sales people ing them out The ide,
sell you the basic package. they just the right deal in \
Ir\ Io get you to buy into the next rental income will pay
part of the program, which costs of ownershl
involves ha ing a real estate includes the mortgage
coach call you e\ery few weeks and interest), the liabi
and discuss '"our progress!" ance, maintenance and
using his system. The next phase even hopefully a littlI
involves having a real estate pro- cash flow..
fessional work with vou system- Over the course.,
atically on the phone, loliow ing years, as the value of th
a detailed prc'grarii of fieldwork up, and your mortg
on \our pall, and all of this can ,Idown, ou can refine
get quite expenSi~ e. If you do out some cash, use th
ever thing they tell you to do, it as a dovwnpayment fc
will probably work. Most people' home, and thus, ever
will not do all of what they want three years, purchase
you to do, like knocking on investment house.
rdoorsl when you are old -
Personally, I am glad I read maybe sooner, you' wi
his course material. If you got to generate a certain a
just one good idea, that worked income, from i all your
for you, it would be worth the Withinflation, you.rais
cost of his manuals. to your tenants and kee
I believe that our current real ing your positive cash
estate, market.. has finally this be done? Yes. In a
changed. That is also the belief Mr. Sheets' testimonials
of many other Realtors. For sion, I have had son
some many years, we had rapid-' who have done just tha
ly rising RE in South Florida. without risk. It also m
Almost anything you bought ing to deal with ten
would go up 20 percent or more always pleasant) and th
year after year. This year things having to collect moi
have leveled off substantially. It and' pay bills and c
has become more of a "buyer's inspectyour properties.
market."' Those folks who have Ideally. look for
the money to buy, can now do around $250.,000, so thi
some "wheeling and dealing." price range for renta
Now back to Carlton Sheets. property., Right now
Much of what he teaches good opportunities ii
assumes you are very smart, and and' Lee counties, n(
the.sellers are not so bright,'and County. Think about i
you have opportunities abound- Buyer's Market. If you
ing to take advantage of the situ- down payment mon
nations. Well, I only buy into that this, and acceptable c
just so far, but one thing he don't mind a little v
teaches should work very well in Sheet's suggestion mig
our present RE climate. good for you. Wa\ ne C
He has suggested you buy C.L.U.
se of rent-
a is to get
for all the
of a ,few
ie RE goes
*y two or
11 be able
;e the rent
it. It is not,
ie effort of
ey are in.a
ey Io do
;ht just be
Friday, June 2
DJJ and Youth Task Force:
Health Dept., 1140 Pratt Blvd., 10
American Legion Fish Fry: 5-7
p.m. Legion Post 130, Highway 80
AA: Step 11 Meditation Meeting
7 p.m. Episcopal Church of the.Good
Shepherd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle, open meeting.
Bingo! Our Lady Queen of Heav-
en Catholic Church, Early bird 6:45,
Regular at7 p.m. No Smoking
Sunday, June 3
AA: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle; Episco-
pal Church of the Good Shepherd,
Collingswood & Eucalyptus, Port
LaBelle, open discussion
Monday, June 4
Friends of the Library: 3 p.m.
Teen Center: Hendry County
Health Dept., 325 Pratt Blvd., 3-7 p.m.
Weight Watchers: Weigh in and
registration at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6
p.m., First Christian Church, Social
Hall, 138 Ford Avenue.
Bingo: 6:30 p.m. American
Legion Hall, Hwy. 80W
Ford, Sunset Park Community
Assoc. 7 p.m. Old Daniels School,
Pioneer Neighborhood Watch: 7
p.m. Pioneer Community Center.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Tuesday, June 5
LaBelle Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m.,
Flora & Ella's, Hwy. 80
Hobby class: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Woman's Club, Hwy. 80W
Rotary Club: Boo Boo's Restau-
F/S Park Community Meeting:
Daniels School/Community Center,
AA: 12 Step/Big Book study
group 8 p.m. First Christian Church,
Ford Avenue, open meeting
Wednesday, June 6
Port LaBelle Garden Club: noon,'
extension office, Pratt Blvd.
AA Big Book Meeting: noon,
Episcopal Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eu6alyptus,
Port LaBelle, open meeting
Wednesday Night Kids: 6-7
p.m., Caloosa Baptist Church, for
'youth in grades 6-12 at 500 W. Fwy.
80. Phone 675-2348
PPVFD: drill7 p.m.
AA 8 p.m. at the Alva Recreation
Thursday, June 7
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 appoint-
Overeaters Anonymous (OA):
Thursday 5:30 p.m. in the Episcopal
Church of the Good Shepherd, 1098
Collingswood Parkway @ Eucalyp-
tus, 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 room
Cowboys for Christ: 7:30 p.m.
Jaycee Building, Jaycee-Lions Drive
AA & Al Anon: 8 p.m. discussion
meeting, First Christian Church, Ford
Ave., Call Intergroup at 275-5111 for
Eucalyptus Village, POA Unit 4
Homeowners Association Meeting
In the Eucalyptus Blvd. Clubhouse 6
p.m. For further details call 675-4168.
Halleluah \We did it! Ford. Sun-
set Park Community held its
Annual Black Heritage Festival
Weekend May 18-20 without one
incident I want to thank everyone
who helped make this weekend a
success. The Mayor Randy
Bengslon, Ci.lt Employees i Ernest
T., Melvin Donnrs, Ms Holmes),
Phil Pelletie' Irom ihe Recreation
Department. Mr. Rafield Johnson
Community' President. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee along with all Sher-
iff's Department personnel, all
birth to a premature child. .
To realize the value of one;
week, ask the editor of a week\
To realize the value of one
hour, ask the lovers weho are wait-
ing to meet. i
To realize the value of one
minute, ask a person who missed i
a plane, train or bus.
To realize the value of one sec-'
orid, ask a pieson who just avoid-.'
ed an accident.
To realize the value of one mil-4
lisecond, ask the person who.-
won a silver medal in the'
To realize the value of one'
nanosecond, ask Bill Gates
Treasure every moment ofb
every second of your life'
'T. V. Bill Neville (Hendry:
County Citizen and Taxpayer
city and county ollicials and the"
F.S park community 4
Thanks to each and every one.
who came out and participated.,
Thanks to all the vendors for the"
great food and other treats A spe-
cial thanks to the young people .
who salv a potential problem and'
brought it to someone's attention
You \ere the heroes for Ihe day'
Thanks kevervone \\"e did a
By iju ,, Lehman,
To protect your hands from
steel w\ool sli\ers.cul an old tennis
ball in half and put the steel wool
inside then grip the ball hall. No
more sli\ ers in \our delicate hands.
Prevent injuries by covering the
ends of the guide rails on ,our table
sa\\. Cut a si; in a couple of old ten-
nis balls and place them over the
rails for bumpers.
A great way to dust under the
microwave, TV or-.any hard to
reach place is to cover your ily
swatter with an old sock.
Uise an old
sports water 5
leaves To remove perspiration'
stains from clothing pour full
strength white vinegar on the stainr
and let set 'a little While before'
washing as usual. -
Thoughts for the day: Keep your ":
temper,nobody else wants it ... Or
... When things start going your
way, it's usually you who have'
Question of the week: What branch
did you serve, where, would you do
Caloosa Belle/Kristin Hunter.
Brian Bengstonr served in the Navy
:. from 1976-1982 on the USS Enter-
prise. He was a Seabee (CB) machin-
ist and firefighter onboard the ship.
SWhen asked if he would do it again,
he said "Yes I would,"
Bill Wingard. served in the Army
from 1961-1964 in Germany as a
recovery mechanic. When asked if
he would do it again he said "Sure,
if they needed me I'd go tomor-
,', Kenneth Wingard, son of Bill
SWingard, served in the Army from
.e" 1986-1996 as a gunner in Ger-
f many, Korea and all over. When
Asked if he would do it again he
George Briede, a World War II
veteran who served in the US
Marine Corps, lost his sight on
Iwo Jima. He served from May'
30, 1942, till his discharge from
a military hospital in 1947. >,
Would he serve again? George
said, "I sure in hell would!"
Kenneth Saleno served during
World War II. He was drafted into
Sthe Army and hit Omaha Beach on
D-5 as a combat engineer. He
Served for 31 months and was dis-
S ~ charged in March 1945. Would he
serve again? His answer: "Not If I
could help it!"
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
Audubon presents award to England
At their annual meeting Satur-
day, May 6, Audubon of SW Flori-
da, Inc. recognized Margaret Eng-
land, Vice President of Riverwatch,
as Conservationist of the Year for
2005. Margaret is an educator, Sec-
retary of Hendry/Glades Audubon
and a Florida Master Naturalist. She
is a STA5 tour leader for
Hendry/Glades Audubon and also
participates in Oxbow Restoration
Educational activities and LaBelle
Nature Park projects.
The Caloosahatchee River Citi-
zens Association (C.R.CA.)/River-
watch was the recipient of $500
from Audubon of SW Florida, Inc.
in recognition of Riverwatch's envi-
ronmental protection efforts in the
past year. Marti Daltry, Public
Alfairs Director, accepted the
award on Riverwatch's behalf.
Riverwatch is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the pro-
tection of the Caloosahatchee River
and its watershed, through educa-
tion and promotion of responsible
use and enjoyment by all people.
For more information, please see
the Riverwatch \vebsite at
announced its new board ol direc-
tors at their annual meeting in
April The new Board members
Submiied to ite Caloosa Belle/Chipman family
Sally Jo Chipman, Matthew Ryan Deroo
'Mr. and Mlrs. ,Tom Chipman are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Sally Jo
Chipman, to Matthew Ryan Deroo,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Deroo
of Holland, Michigan. The couple
plan to be i nai rid August 12,2006.
Sally is a graduate of LaBelle
High School and Georgia Southern
lii-versit, Matt graduated from
Holland High School and Asbury
College. Both are associated with
the English Language Institute and
currentlylive in Beijing, C hina
are: Mary Rawl, current president
and board member for three years.
She has been involved with water-
related issues, including past Chair
of the Southwest Florida Water.
Resources Conference and Lee
County's Trail and Greenways
Committee, and public access to
riverfront land. A community
activist on many issues, she was
named "Most Effective" Citizen. in
2003 by the Fort Myers News-Press
for her work on historic preserva-
Margaret England, current vice:
president and board member. Mar-
garet is a Certified Florida Master
Naturalist and an active environ-
mentalist. She serves as Secretary
and STA5 tour leader for Hendy-
Glades Audubon and participates
in Oxbow Restoration Educational
activities and LaBelle Nature Park
projects. She is past president of
Dr. John Capece, current Secre-
tary and co-founder of
C.R.C.A./Riverwatch. John is an
agricultural engineer, h drologist,
working with agricultural water
quality BMP research, afterr uutlity
planning for Hendry and Glades
counties and Caloosahatchee
restoration projects. John is
involved in LaBelle Nature Park
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From left: Millard Wagnon, sponsor of. Chris Nolan; and
Pudge. Lehman with sponsor Nikki Yeager.
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ship. The recipients were: Michael
Allen, Matthe Bell, Mark Blocker,
Tiffany Daley, Laura Hernandez,
Vancheska Koch, Gi c ia Le:'s, San-
dra Perez, Stephanie Rodriguez,
Bianca Rodriguez, Shandeya
Thomas, Matthev.N illiam-son
and Mallorv \\illiamsor Students
who \ele iriember? of th e Kii, anls
High School Spuonw:led Ke i: Club
were: Arncnda Alun, Blake
Basquin, Chelsa CausseauJx, Rya n
Caudill, Ausuri Ctli on, \\hitne\
'Longenecker and Amri-ie Sh upr,
Approximately $20,000 was
yOU o ,lle lm IJi11lll y l M p ipJUJt/IL
of the Kiwanis Thrift Store that
makes it possible to award these
scholarships to LaBelle students for
furthering their education and
Kiwanis is still seeking adults
and college students beyond their
freshman \ear to present scholar-
ships in the upcoming months
' I you or someone you know is
in continuing education, or contin-
uiing their college education, please
contact a Kiwanian for more infor-
mation, or call the Thrift Store,
863.675.4043 and speak to Dawn or
Joan, or leave a message.
Senior Connection's Executive
Director Christine Nolan was
installed by Past L. Goenor Joan
Miller during the special Kivanis
Membership Dinner held at the
Senior Connections. Chris came
to LaBelle in October, 2005, from
the Miami/Fort Lauderdale com-
munities: She is the Executive
Director of Senior Connections bf
SW Florida, which provides serv-
ices to seniors throughout
Hendry, Glades and Collier coun-
ties. The Kiwanis welcomed Chris
to the community and into thei
group. They look forward to her
participation.and input with the
needs of local senior citizens.
Pudge Lehman has been a res-
ident of LaBelle for 45 years. She
is very active with the American
Legion and is the treasurer of the
American Legion Auxiliary. She is
also.a "sparklingyolunteer" at the
Chamber of Commerce. Kiwanis
looks forward to an active, fun
member, who will be a part of the
LaBelle Kiwanis Club. LaBelle
Kiwanis is a part of the global
projects as well as being an active
Paula Bender, current treasurer
and board member for several
years. Paula has worked for the Lee
County School District for 20 years
and has been a long-time advocate
of river issues.
Linda Mattos has been a board
member for several years. Linda is
an educator for the Lee County
School District and has been an
enthusiastic participant in River-
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1, 2006,
Sugar farming part of Florida history u
By MaryAnn Morris
Sugarcane is a tropical grass
native to Asia where it has been
grown for over 4,000 years. Meth-
ods for manufacturing sugar
from sugarcane were developed
in India about 400 BC. Christo-
pher Columbus brought the plant
to the West Indies, and today sug-
arcane is cultivated in tropical
and sub-tropical regions through-
out the world. Over 75 percent of
the world's sugar comes from
Sugar part of
Long ago, sugar was grown in
many areas of Florida. It was first
commercially manufactured in
Florida near New Smyrna from
1767-76. Near the Homosassa
River, is a state park to mark the
site of the old Yulee Sugar Mill.
David Levy Yulee, a member of,
the Territorial Legislative Coun-
cil,and served in the U.S. House
of Representatives and U.S. Sen-
ate, operated a sugar plantation
from 1851-64. Spain had deeded
most of the land to Mr. Yulee dur-
ing the Spanish occupation. The'
mill produced sugar, syrup and
molasses. (Molasses was used to
make rum.) It supplied of sugar
products for southern troops dur-
ing the Civil War, but was aban-
doned. Later, in the late 1800s,
Hamilton Disston, who master-
minded the drainage of the Ever-
glades also.had a sugar planta-
tion is St. Cloud, but it fell to bad
Although sugarcane can be
grown anywhere in Florida, the
commercial sugarcane industry
is around the southern tip of Lake
Okeechobee. Palm Beach County
accounts for about 70 percent of
the commercial sugarcane
acreage. The remainder is grown
in the adjacent counties: Martin,
Glades and Hendry.
Recently, there has been a
slight decline in commercial sug-
arcane production in Florida.
Sugarcane acreage has
decreased from a high of 454,400
acres in the 2000-01 crop to
about 400000 acres in 2004-05.
The 2000-2001 crop yielded
2.02 million tons of raw sugar;
2004-05 1.56 million tons. In
2004-05, Florida contributed an
estimated 51.3 percent of the
cane sugar and 21.4 percent of
the total sugar produced in the
United States, including beet
Prior to the Cuban embargo in
1961, Florida had only 50,000
acres of sugarcane as compared
to 400,000 acres in 2004-05. In
2004, Florida's raw sugar crop
was valued at roughly $550 mil-
lion, according to the United
States Department of Agriculture.
Sugarcane is Florida's most valu-
able field crop and ranks third in
Florida's agricultural economy,
behind the greenhouse.,nursery
and citrus industries.
Not only does sugar support
Florida's economy, but also, most
of the fibrous portion of the cane
stalks, called "bagasse" is burned
as fuel for the mills. This saves an
estimated 113 million gallons of
fuel oil or 2.1 billion kilowatt
hours of electricity each year.
At Canal Point, the USDA-ARS
Sugarcane Field Station works to
produce improved varieties
adapted to Florida conditions.
At Belle Glade, the University
of Florida Everglades Research
and Education Center cooperates
in the variety development pro-
gram and conducts research on
sugarcane nutrition and physiolo-
gy, pest control, water use, and
At Immokalee, the University
of Florida Southwest Florida
Research and Education Center
researches to help sugarcane
producers on the mineral soils of
How is cane
Sugarcane is planted from late
August through January. A favor-
able variety is planted by using
parts of the mother plant. As of
2005, hand planting is still a com-
mon practice. Portions of mature
sugarcane fields are saved for
"seed cane." Cane stalks have
buds ("eyes") every 2 to 6 inches
and each bud can sprout rapidly
when buried in moist soil
Within 2 to 3 weeks shoots
Sugarcane is harvested from
late-October through mid-April. If
there are no freezes, sugar yields
are typically highest after Decem-
Years ago, sugarcane was
hand-harvested using cane
knives. Improvements in
mechanical harvesters have
resulted in a total movement
away from hand harvesting.
increased from 30 percent in
1987 io 100 percent in 1993.
Ripe cane is burned to gel rid
of dead leaves and other trash
that would otherwise interfere
with the harvest, increase trans-
portation costs to the mill, clog
milling machinery and absorb
sugar during the extraction
process. Fields are burned just
After burning, mechanical
harvesters cut and deposit the cut
cane directly into field wagons.
Tractors haul 16 tons of cane out
of the field with each 4-wagon
load. At special ramps near the
field, the cane is dumped from
the wagon into highway trailers
or rail cars to be taken to the
mills. Rail cars carry 25 to 30 tons
each and highway trailers carry
20 tons per load.
Refining the sugar
At the mill, the cane is crushed
between hea\y rollers to squeeze
out the juice. Small amounts of
hot water are then added and the
fiber is squeezed four more times
to remove as much juice as possi-
ble. Lime is added to the juice to
help filter out cane fibers and soil
and keep the desirable sugar
(sucrose) from going into other
sugar forms that won't crystal-
lize. The sucrose solution is con-
centrated by evaporating off the
water (which is recovered and
reused by the mill) until raw
sugar crystals form. For each
pound of sugar produced, 6.5
pounds or 3 quarts of water must
be boiled off.
Raw sugar is stored in high
piles in large warehouses until it
is shipped to a refinery. Looking
like very coarse sand, it is moved
by belt conveyors, front-end load-
ers or dump trucks, loaded into
large dump trucks, railcars,
barges, or ships for transporta-
tion to refineries.
'Two refineries in our area
make both granulated and liquid
sugar: one in South Bay and the
other in Clewiston. The granulat-
ed sugar is packaged in con-
sumer-size bags while liquid-
sugar is shipped in tanker trucks
to use in beverages, processed
foodsand bakery goods.
On average, each person in
the United States consumes
about 61.5 pounds of refined
sugar per person per year (2004);
roughly 205 stalks of sugarcane.
At 30,000 stalks per acre, one acre
grows roughly enough for 146
Americans a year
Note: 32 percent is consumed
as packaged sugar, 20 percent in
bakery and cereal products, 15
percent in confectionery prod-
ucts, 6 percent in dairy products,
5 percent in processed foods and
4 percent in beverages.
Who grows the
Over 70,000 acres of sugar-
cane are farmed by the member-
growers of Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative of Florida. From this
acreage, on an annual basis, over
350,000 tons of raw sugar is pro-
duced enough to serve the aver-
age annual demand of more than
9 million Americans.
The cooperative provides the
services of harvesting, transport-
ing and milling of sugarcane and
the marketing of raw sugar and
blackstrap molasses. Today, 54
grower-members make up the
Cooperative. Each member has
In 1921, the Pennsuco Sugar
Company, which owned several
hundred thousand acres of land
from Miami to Lake Okeechobee,
sent Ernest Graham to Florida to
drain the swamps and plant sugar-
cane to supply. its Philadelphia
refinery. Pennsuco built a mill near
what is now Hialeah in 1921. In
1926, a hurricane struck and flood-
ed the area. Pennsuco gave up
sugar farming and eventually
retreated completely. The mill
became part of the Southern Sugar
Company in 1925.
The Clewiston Sugar Mill was
opened by Southern Sugar in
1929, but also failed.
Then in April 1931, automotive
pioneer, industrialist and philan-
thropist Charles Stewart Mott
transformed the bankrupt South-
ern Sugar Company into United
States Sugar Corporation. He even-
tually led U.S. Sugar to its position
as one of the country's most suc-
cessful agricultural operations.
Through the 1930s, American
producers were limited by U.S.
policy to supplying no more than
30 percent of the U.S. market.
Despite heavy lobbying, govern-
ment quotas were not lifted until
World War II. In 1959, U.S. Sugar
added Bryant Sugar Mill on the
southeastern rim of Lake Okee-
chobee, the world's most modern.
Despite favorable growing
Special Lo INI/Florida Archives
United States Sugar Co. Mill in Clewiston in the 1930s. What
had started as the Southern Sugar Co. was purchased by
Edward S. Mott in 1931, and under his direction became a
profitable business and still operates in Clewiston.
conditions, sugar production in
Florida struggled for many years.
After the Cuban revolution, ithe
Florida sugar industry grew\ rap-
A relatively high water table is
desirable for sugarcane. When
heavy rains come during the
growing season, water must be
pumped off to avoid damaging
the crop. When there is no rain,
water must be pumped back in.
In the off season, fields are
sometimes deliberately flooded
to control weeds, disease and
insects and slow subsidence of
the peal soil. Some farmers grow
rice in the fields during the other-
wise fallow time.
After being used as a cover
crop for many years, rice was first
harvested as a grain in 1977.
Growing rice in rotation \\ith sug-
arcane is a "best management
BMPs became mandatory in
January 1995 to reduce phospho
rous from fertilizer in the runoff
from the.farms. As of 2004, phos-,
phorous has been reduced 44
percent overall for the Everglades
Some information for this arti-
cle came from the following
Florida Cooperative Extension
Sevrice, Institute of Food and
agriculturall Sciences, Uiniversi't
ot Florida, GainesLille Fla.:, Evei -
glades Research and Education
Center, Belle Glade; Florida
Cooperative Extension Service,
UF/IFAS, University of Florida; a
United States Sugar Corp web 3
site www.ussugar.com; Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative of/
Florida web site www.scgc.org;
Florida State Parks web site'
Everglades Research and Eddca-l
tion Center web stie
tii.'t..erec ifas.ufl.edu. and
LSD.4 uweb site.
http" L.'Ll'LL'.ers.usda goL' State-
Facts FL.hrim Note: Flo-Sun is a '
ptrlately' owned business, intol -
nmotion t1r Flo-Sun L'as obtained
from various on-line news
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
LaBelle 4-H winners
receive special awards
Caloosa Belle/Knstin Hunter
From left: Phillip Cosby FFA Advisor, Joe Thompson recipient, Amy Zeigler recipient, Mr. Pat
Ford awards scholarship to local youth
Joseph Thompson and Amy
Zeigler, both 2006 graduates of
Moore Haven, have been award-
ed a $1,000 scholarship by Lang-
ford Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor
Company. Thompson's parents
are Jason Shiveler and Susan
Thompson- Shiveler of Naples.
Joseph plans to study Turf and
Landscape Management at Abra-
ham Baldwin Agricultural College
(ABAC)- University of Georgia a
two year campus. Ziegler's par-
ents are Harry Zeigler and Debo--
rah Zeigler of Moore Haven. Amy
plans to study Veterinarian Medi-
cine at Edison College.
The scholarship is one of 540
scholarships awarded by Ford
Division, Ford Motor Company
Fund and the Ford Dealers to FFA
members who are high school
seniors planning to attend college
in the fall of 2006. The Built Ford
Tough Trucks. FFA Scholarship
Program recently celebrated its
ninth full year.
535 scholarships are being
awarded on behalf of individual
participating Ford Dealers. Addi:
tionally, Five $1,000 national schol-
arships are being awarded on
behalf of Ford Division. The Built
Ford Tough Trucks/FFA Scholar-
ship Program is designed to recog-
nize FFA members' talents and
accomplishments while encour-
aging their past and future aca-
demic achievements. Built Ford
Tough Trucks and Ford Motor
Company Fund sponsor these
scholarships as a special project of
the National FFA Foundation.
Langford Ford, Inc. is proud to
support FFA and the Built Ford
Tough TrucksT"FA Scholarship
Program for 57 years Ford has sup-
ported FFA, and for more than 50
years, people all over America
have been putting Built Ford
Tough Trucks to work. Ford
knows the value of hard work,
and believes that hard work
should be regarded. That's why
Ford has increased the Built Ford
Tough Trucks'FFA Scholarship
Fund each year.
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zation of over 490,000 student
members preparing for leadership
and careers in the science, busi-
ness and technology of agriculture
with approximately 7,210 local
chapters in all 50 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA
strives to make a positive differ-
ence in the lives of students by
developing their potential for pre-
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and career success through agri-
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4-H'ers show rabbits in Highlands County
Saturday, May 20, 4-H leaders
Pat Boslev and Karen Tindall,
along with 4-H Program Assistant
Liz Shaw, traveled to Sebring with
eight members of the Pioneer 4-H
Small Animal Club and 19 rabbits
to be a part of the Highlands
County Open 4-H Rabbit show.
Everyone enjoyed the day and
did quite well with the rabbits that
they took to the show. Aisha Sey-
mour received a first place
ribbon and a Best Opposite Breed
with her Jr. Rex doe. Amatullah
Seymour received two first place
ribbons and one Best Opposite
Breed with her Sr. Satin buck.
Stephen Woosley received a first
place, a second place and a Best
of Breed with his Jr. Jersey Woo-
ley buck. Ginnie Rivas received
two first place ribbons for her Rex
rabbits. Kristopher Rivas received
two first place ribbons for his
Lionhead and Mini Lop rabbits.
Eddie Rivas received three second
place ribbons for his Mini Lop and
Submitted to the aloosa tUelle/Pat oeley
Best of Breed and Best Opposite Breed class winners at the
Highlands County Open 4-H Rabbit Show, hosted by High-
land County's Country Clovers and Cracker Trail Livestock 4-
H Clubs. From the. Pioneer Small Animal Club are: Alsha Sey-
mour, Amatullah Seymour, Stephen Woosley, Sierra Raso,
with the Highlands County 4-H'ers.
Holland Lop rabbits. Allyson
Woodard received a third place
and two first place ribbons with
her Dwarf and Rex rabbits. Sierra
Raso received a Best of Breed
with her Jr. Rex doe.
Water managers prepare for storms
Within days of the June 1st start
of the 2006 hurricane season water
managers whose responsibility
it is to protect the area from Orlan-
do down to Florida Bay from flood-
ing are finalizing their prepara-
tions to face this year's storms.
"We believe that we are ready,
that all that could be done has been
done," said George Home, District
Deputy Executive Director for Oper-
ations and Maintenance. And he
indicated that the District has an
agreement with the. U.S. Corps of
Engineers to assist in the inspection
and monitoring of the Herbert
Hoover Dike at any time water lev-
els start rising in Lake Okeechobee.
The flood control responsibility for
the lake and the dike remains with
the Corps, which designed and
built the Herbert Hoover Dike.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District has spent months
getting ready. The two main tasks
have been to ensure that the flood
control system is up and running
optimally and that its Emergency
Operations Center and staff are
trained and ready to respond to a
The preparations undertaken
this year include an aggressive
upkeep and maintenance program
for the 301 flood control structures
which the District operates. That
program provides for overhauling
pump stations, securing all struc-
tures and hardening the communi-
cations to the structures. Many of
those structures are operated by
telemetry from the.central office in
West Palm Beach.
During the current 2006 budget
year the District is spending $131
million in the upkeep and mainte-
nance of its flood control system,
which spans 1,800 miles.
In addition, the other lakes in the
region, which are under District
supervision, have all been drawn
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child up for cheerleading or foot-
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lowing dates and times: June 8
5:30-7:30 p.m.; June 13 5:30-7:30
p.m.; June 24 9 a.m. noon. You
will need the following informa-
tion: a birth certificate, their year
end report card, a sports physical
on Pop Warner paper and a current
picture. If you need any further
information stop by and chat with
one of our board members during'
By Jerri Lynn Merritt
The winners in the LaBelle
Youth Livestock Club annual 4-H
Show who won champion and
reserve champion in the annual
steer show received special
recognition and jackets from Sid-
ney Platt this past weekend. "Con-
gratulations on a great year" he
Sidney offers show feeds for all
varieties of animals from show
steers, show pigs (s~vinei, goats,
lambs, calves, rabbits, poultry.
and eten dogs and cats. The
Grand Champions from the
LaBelle show received custom
embroidered pullover wind jack-
ets with their names on them and
the Reserve Grand Champions
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
County still dealing with
By Patty Brant
'Hendry County still has some
hurricane demolition funding of
some $285,000 available to demol-
ish homes that are considered
either "destroyed" or with "major
damage" from Hurricane Wilma.
The county can put in an addition-
al $180,000 to offset the cost. Pre-
liminary estimates are $5,000 per
The board also voted to notice
residents placing storm-related
horticulture and demolition/reno-
vation debris for curbside pick up.
If the debris has not been removed
five working days after notifica-
tion, the county will remove and
place a lien on the property. The
owner may also be liable for a
In other business,
Passed a resolution in Sup-
port of a proposed Heartland Park-
Approved renovating the
Administration section :of the
Courts Building for a new hearing
room and courtroom. The Public
Defender's office will relocate to
the new Courthouse Square south
of the Save A Lot Plaza
Okayed a proposal for design
of a 20-acre expansion to Fort
Denaud Cemetery lots. Currently
only 26 are available in four-lot
clusters for families in the above
ground marker area.
Accepted Ford Road, former-
ly City Ditch Road, as a county
Approved a sister region part-
nership with Shandong Province,
China, which includes the city of
Yantai, through Florida Gulf Coast
University. The program is
designed to develop contacts
between the business communi-
ties of both areas.
Amended ordinances to
make it acceptable to replace a
mobile home with a site built
home and be eligible for road and
education impact fee exemptions.
Approved requested setbacks
for a portion of Murphy's Landing,
a new development going in north
of SR 80 at the Hendry/Lee county
line. The setbacks will not affect
the overall density of the develop-
Approved a request for a
future land use and zoning change
from residential to industrial PUD
along SR 29 for an outdoor ware-
housing business. Buffers will be
Approved a future land use
and zoning change for CHL Hold-
ing'to build 4-multi-family town-
houses in Port LaBelle. They are to
provide affordable housing and
will be held open for teachers for
30 days; the deputies and EMSfire
employees, then will be open to
the general public.
Approved a small scale
rezoning for Penny Johnson
changing a four-acre tract on the
north side of SR 80 west of Park
Lane from residential medium
density to commercial PUD with a
residential commercial mix.
Approved a rezoning from A2
to a mining PUD and development
of 116 units for single family
detached units. Sky Manor phase II
in Fort Denaud will provide single
family units and airport hangars.
A request for rezoning and a
special exception to put in a recy-
COES Students of the
Month for April
Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/COES
Third grade first row, from left: Amanda Phipps, Justin
Smith; Kayla Rosen, Lorena Cruz, Eileen Smith Not Pic-
tured Nora Esparza. Fourth grade second row: Erica
Berkheiser, Sergio Zuniga, Anaelia Fiqueroa, Jose
Rodriguez, Not Pictured Dylan Hinson, Cheyenne Wells.
Fifth grade third row: Ashley Curry, Marisela Gomez, Car-
los Benitez, Kendall Owens, Not Pictured Michelle Gielow.
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cling/mulching plant on 23.1 acres
in Felda. Approximately 30 loads of
material would be coming in per
day, but fewer would leave due to
the compressed nature of the final
product. Questions came up
about overloading the level of serv-
ice on SR 29 and a possible fire
hazard. The request was tabled.
A request for to rezoning
from RG-1 to PUD for a new 14-lot
subdivision was also tabled when
a neighbor presented concerns
about noise and privacy. The area
is located at CR 78 and Eagle Point
CHL Holdings was granted a
special exception to put outdoor
storage in Port LaBelle Unit 8, by
LaBelle Middle School.
311.32-acres of 640 acre site
on Church Road was approved for
a paver/brick plant on Church R O
Road, with rezoning from R-2 to 1 IF0n : ,z-- A0
PUD, pending resolution with Lee
County of Level of Service prob- ,I
lems along nine miles of ChurchAV ,,.
Road. Construction is not schedule
to be complete till the summer of
The county commission will
not have a regular meeting until
July 13, at 5 p.m. at Clewiston City
Rumors vs. Reality:
Seacoast National Name
The merger ofBig Lake National I
SBank and Seacoast National Bank i.
brings with itra wealth ofadditional .
services and benefits to customers.
Joe Mullins, Big Lake's president
for the past 18 years, knows that
a merger also brings rumors. The ,
following is an open letter from
Joe to Big Lake National Bank
lJoe Ahllufns. Recgional Picsidc,ut Seacoast NaLIoniil Bankz
To our customers and the communities we serve,
BMai Rh U4
Kindergarten first row: Irma Robles, Taurino Martinez,
Margie Pardo, Agustin Perez III, Kelly Carncross, Jason
Mathis, Not Pictured Michelle Pardo. First grade second row:
Jorge Montesino, Jorge Olvera, Dixon Grimaldo, Ronalda
Karr, Nicole Laniz, Kammie Squires, Gabriela Custodio,
Jonathan Moreno. Not pictured Jose Ramos. Second grade
third row: Alexa Benavidez, Ramon Aguilar, Alex Olvera,
Alexis Rohas, Hugh White, Not Pictured Carolina Teijeiro.
Mansell is national
The United States Achievement
announced that Miranda Mansell
from LaBelle, has been recognized
for academic achievement as a
United States National Honor Stu-
dent Award winner.
Miranda Mansell is the daughter
of Dianna Davis of LaBelle. Her
grandparents are Margland Forester
and Clyde Forester of LaBelle.
Miranda Mansell, who attends
West Glades School, will appear in
the United States Achievement
Academy's Official Yearbook
which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting
our youth is more important than
ever before in America's history.
Certainly, United States Achieve-
ment Academy winners should be
congratulated and appreciated for
their dedication to excellence and
achievement," said Dr. George
Stevens, Founder of the United
States Achievement Academy.
The USAA National Honor Stu-
dent Awards provide honor stu-
dents with many benefits and serv-
ices and is, a great tribute to a
student's dedication, talent and
I've heard all the rumors, how fees will rise,
accounts will change and the phone will no
longer be answered by a person. Nothing could
be further from the truth. The integration of Big
Lake National Bank and Seacoast National Bank
will be completed on June 5, and is a "win-win"
for Big Lake National Bank customers.
The same employees will be servicing you,
service charges will not change and loan
decisions will still be made locally.
The merger with Seacoast will only
enhance our customers' banking experience.
New services will include free online banking
and bill pay, and a Telephone Banking Center
with extended weekday and Saturday hours
where customers can call and speak with a live
banking representative. Cash management,
marine financing, investment products, trust
and estate planning and annuities are
additional services that will be available to
you. Ve will have an expanded network with
41 Florida offices for greater convenience. The
automated MoneyPhone, formally known as
SBLISS, will also be available 24/7.
Seacoast National Bank is known for
providing big bank services with small bank
attention, which means they are able to provide
a larger variety of financial services often
offered by the large mega-banks, with the
personal service associated with smaller
community banks. It's truly the best of both
world'for our customers.
Seacoast National Bank has a long history of
supporting community events and employee
involvement with charities. Just as you've
always been able to find Big Lake National
Bank employees on hand to help out at
Customers will see that only positive
changes are coming their way. More services,
more flexibility, more convenience. And yes,
there will still be a live person answering
All of us at Big Lake National Bank and
Seacoast National Bank are excited about
the opportunity to continue serving your
financial needs and look forward to seeing you
in our branches ,and around town. Just as
before, our bankers' hours don't stop at the
office door. We are committed to serving our
customers now more than ever.
By the way, if you have a question or
concern you'd like to share with us, call your
local Big Lake National Bank office or call me at
863-467-4663.. Our lines are open and will
be answered by a live person not a machine.
Thank you for your continued trust.
lent, Seacoast National Bank.
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Russian youth expands horizon in LaBelle Birthdays
From Kirov, Russia to LaBelle
Darya Victorovna Gredina is a
17-year-old exchange student
from Kirov, Russia. Kirov is the
old town of Vyatka, where the
population is 640,000. After the
Soviet demise, they changed all
the street names, -hence Vyatka
changed to Kirov. She was one of
five students chosen from 1,000
at her school to be a foreign
exchange student by winning a
Darya considers herself very
lucky to have been chosen and is
.so glad that she has. had the
opportunity to experience a
whole new world that she can
take with her for the rest of her
Darya found many differences
here in comparison to her home-
town. The exchange rate of
money is 27/1 American dollars.
Therefore, it is much more
expensive here. Also, Kirov is a
big city where everything is with-
in walking distance so instead of
driving everywhere people either
walk or use public transportation
like they do in New York City.
Instead of having houses, most
everyone lives in a flat which is an
apartment-like building. Darva
and her family live on the 9th
floor. She also found it interesting
to go grocery shopping only once
a week or once every .two weeks
because back home they go
Caloosa Belle/Knstin Hunter
Darya Victorovna Gredina and host dad James Tanner.
shopping every day and only get
what they need for that day.
Of course, the climate is much
different. It is sometimes 150
below, in the winter in Russia,
whereas here it stays a steady 60
degrees. However, another main
difference is that we use Fahren-
height and they use Celsius to
determine degrees. We are on a
standard system of measure-
ment, whereas they use the met-
ric system. Her host dad did men-
tion that Russians and Americans
are a lot alike, however "We are
worlds apart, but we are both
proud, hard headed people To
him, Russia is where America
was 200) ears ago in correlation
with being a new democracy.
Darva is a very talented artist.
Her hobbies include drawing,
painting, pastels or any kind of
art. She has been very involved
and thoroughly enjoyed Mr.
Foutch's art class. She has been
offered money for some of her art
but has given them away instead.
Darya is actually a junior back
home but is taking all senior
classes at LaBelle High School.
Darya's host parents are James
and Nancy Tanner and her sib-
lings are Bryce and Connor Tan-
ner. Darya is the daughter ofbusi-
nessman Victor Gredin and
homemaker Marina Credina. She
has a 14-year-old brother named
Daniil (pronounced Daniel). Her
brother speaks English very well
but her mom and dad speak a
limited amount. Schools in Kirov
are from Ist-I Ith grade which is a
total of 10 years in comparison to
our 12. For some reason they skip
the 4th grade.
There are many prerequisites
to be a foreign exchange student
including, but not limited to,
being recommended by teachers
and having a certain number of
hours of English. Darya has taken
English since first grade. She has
kept in touch with her family via
email and international phone
cards She can email them when-
ever she wants and has been
allowed to call every weekend.
Dara \\ill have to repeal this year
back home because the classes
that she takes here do not count
towards her credits back home.
Darya said that education is more
difficult, stricter and more impor-
tant to students back home. She
has found the education here
very easy. Darya speaks Russian,
English and German.
While here, Darya has trav-
eled extensively. She went on
many Pacific International
Exchange (PIE) trips as well as
host family trips to places like
Cape Canaveral. the Kennedy
Space Center, Tallahassee, Wash-
ington D.C. for a week, Kentucky,
South Carolina where her host
grandparents live, the Edison
Home in Ft. Myers, Disney World
in Orlando, Sanibel Beach, and
the Seminole Indian Reservation.
While here, Dar)a was required
to do a minimum of 60 hours of
community service. She did well
above those 60 hours working at
the Senior Connections Bldg., the
Barron Library as %well as other
charitable events such as Battle of
the Bands. She was involved in
cross country until she broke her
foot and could no longer run.
She \will leave LaBelle on June
26 and will be in transit for about
five days with no contact with her
parents until she arrives in Russia.
Because Russia is a new democ-
racy she will be an ambassador
for democracy upon her arrival
back home lor two years. After
that, she'd like to return back to
the US and go to an arts school.
She says that she has found that
this experience has improved her
character and made her a more
laid back person and she has very
much enjoyed her time here.
Wood, Conklin recognized for service
Cliff Wood, Chief Deputy for : .d .
the property appraisal office :7-~
receives a property appraiser
plaque for 15 years of service. He
started at the LaBelle office on" "-
April 2, 1990 as an Appraisal -
Director and has worked his way -'
up to Chief Deputy. April 2, 2005 .
marked his 15 years at the office.
He is responsible for overseeing
the tax rollout and is also a public
relations problem solver. He is in- -
charge of maintaining the cam- iii
eras that get all the statistical
analysis on sales that cause value
change. They do this by following in ,n,
the market from the previous From left: Dave Conklin anc
year. Values have increased at a Property Appraiser Kristin
phenomenal rate in the past cou- Kulpa. Dave Conklin retire
pie years. There has been a on May 19.
tremendous increase in riverfront
properties which are in high and has been working here ever.
demand as well as Port LaBelie since. He has been in the property
property. Montura and Pioneer. -" appraisal business for a total ol 4(
Cliff's job is to notify Kristina A. Submitted to Caloosa Belle by Robin Williams years altogether.
Kulpa as to where prices should Clifford S. Wood receives plaque from Property Appraiser ears a toge r.
go. Cliff has enjoyed his job thus Kristina Kulpa fortn5 years of service.
far and he looks forward to sever- .. .
al more years with the county. appraiser in LaBelle for 8-and-a- Federal Savings Appraisal until
Dave Conklin retired Friday, half years since 1997. He spent they went out of business. That is
May 19. He has been a real estate most of his time working for First when Dave transferred to LaBelle
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O'Ferrell, Joann Craft, Kelly Martin,
George Collins, Jennifer Wood-
ward, Terry Henson, II, Jeannine
Therlault, Rita Alexander, Tyler
Owens. Abigail Gallegos
June 3: Gary Williams, Pat
Sanabria, Sara Leon. Jason
Daniels, Kara Nobles, Mae McDon-
ald. Susan Hill, Alberto Ramos.
Andres Cavazos, Jr., Joyce Gorecki
June 4: Linda Gibson, Eddie
June 5: Randy Bush, Buster
Williams, Gloria Taylor, June
Howard, Vivian Martin, Mag Harn.
Paula Pittman, Jessica Oosting,
June 6: Edna Vanatta, Shine
Guy, Lois Yeomans, Mike Owens,
Dean Heflin. Russell Ballard
June 7: Deanna Conklin, Pam
Gonzalez, Audrey Kinchen. Rodrigo
Ramirez, III, Marki Pehley. Gayle
Shellberg, Jack Brant, Casey
LeeAnn White, Dora Gomez, Aman-
do Ramirez, Allison Wright, Cory
June 8: Gere HimmelheDer.
Velma Arnold, Tammy Cavanagh,
Esther Beavers, Debbie Smith,
Melina Howell, Michael Grinnell, Jr.,
Dana Thorpe. Kirsten Anders. Ida
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
S f Amr SHIRLEY IMHOFF WILLIS
BankofAmerca Mortgage Loan Officer
m l S Consumer Real Estate
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Now with an office in LaBelle
at 415 W. Hwy 80
Call for an appointment
E ABOUT OUR SPECIAL
OGRAMS FOR TEACHERS.
IRKERS. LAW ENFORCEMENT.
863 675 4550
K 281 S. Bridge Street LaBelle
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates- Seth Howard Phil Lewis, Tamra
Franco, Jim Coddington & Kyndel Murray
3BR/2Bath on 1 acre, close to town with a 24x32
pole barn. Large oaks, fenced and landscaped.
3BR/2Bath recently renovated. Located in town on
nice lot w/trees. $239,500.
5BR/3Bath really nice manufactured home on 5
beautiful acres in Muse on Cypress Ave. $399,000.
3BR/3Bath on 4. cresi~ t~30x42 pole barn &
24x36 horse bar 'L I -l %lle Ranchettes nice,
nice, nice. $695,000.
61.25 acres. Improved pastures & fenced. Only
$11,000 per acre.
68 37 -r ed.
3BR/2BA doublewide on 2.85+/- acres. Close to
town. Only $194,900.
One Quality Home at a Timel
Hendry County's #1 Top Quality Builder
We have "move-in ready" homes available now
9024 Mavwood Cir, Cvyress II, 3/2/2
9016 Lamkin Cir, Madison II. 3/2/2
5005 Pike Lane, Madison II. 3/212
jug- junLSr 5 n aqnoiia,,wIzfc *eozvu
9002 E. Broad Cir, Buttonwood, 3/2/2 $218,900
FREE Pre-Qualification with: CHL Home Mortgage, LLC.
Call 863-612-0551, or Toll Free, 866-224-8392
"All spec. Homes Include '.acre home site
"Paved Roads"County Water"Power"Schools in Subdivision*
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCAION-Zoned
B1, located on SR 80 in Labelle, 2500 Sq.Ft.
...-.nerciai builJ;din Building.and land for
jl: ,r:,ly il .1 i.:hen appliances except
HobartMixer. For more detailscontact Cathy
Lee. Property offered at $1,500,000.
Va',:.rai La.rd l;sungerig inrin ar $39,900. :
Call or stii.:p bh [.c i te m)ic inT:rmauon onr
all or utr lungs!
Che king e -Rodip
274 N Bridge St
39 ACRES IN MUSE I,2 mile from pa\ ed road,
indudes 2BR hunting cabin. -,500+."- young
live oak trees on 19 acres cn be used for miti.
gation. Land has been laser'leveled, and rcngi.
reeredl for drainage water piel mis in place
Git ba'.k to nature and enjo) endless FpInlijc.
INCOME PRODUCING ORANGE GROVE
w 0: hI.imlins, %,I]'. i..den ,:m. r .in iu z age,
rin':;lr'i rngajn''ri 12 i 31Jl ci es .i.:rc-r .ege :an
Lbe -i i init:' 2-i a Jre irja[ i an .Ia jcre irJ..
for endle-- building p.' r,-stbd~li $12,500 per
TVRSATIIT'n ABOLUNDS!l .il nes ,,ifcjk,
pien-, civpress tree' and open p.ature Great
tga'rlig laJd l ior -e res r ,:uatle Manufa.-tured
Hume ~1old 3a51 oi n site, with aell and pF.,c"e
Property .')oned one h:,mesite per 'i Jire,I
Perle:t pla e to gctawa and forget I all
OAK HAMMOCK, PRESS AND PALMET-
TOS TREES grajie he IJnrld"apFe o,1 this 181C'
a',:r in Mue CreeL. iurs rthir ugh the NE -,ide
of the prrFprrv, adding t: the tranquiliry .f this
ni.C hjae $1.100,000.
RETRET FROM THE CITY 1.:. this a1 j. p- r
(el off it.cdl m.unriitined dir[ rt,:.d ijlni ,nliLtcd
p',rei'nit:il .or a rriir -rari.h cir rura lu iidc r,.. At
ie.il ja $30,000 per acre.
MANAGEABLE ORANGE GROVE off CLR 7',
pr late ra',,J leads 1. ihis -0 .r.te in Ft
30 BREATHTAKING ACRES IN MLiSE un
pjaed Silverlake Rd.. Thi, aireage offer.t
improved pastuieland ard bejuitrul r,:,ledjr
areas on both sides of a picturesque flowing
creek C(mp Housi'arid : i andl pump .well are
jut J f ew ol the imeninesri tha make this a rur:e
In j lifeme opporti:lunritya' u can own this
unique parrcel for rnly $'05,000.
PRISTINE AND GREEN PASTURELAND 20
fenced acres of impr'.'ed Ind' icad, f':r )o'u,
tree firm, :i'"d farn', r gr.ing ariprirul- ':'nc'l
one home per 5 acres and conveniently located
in Muse. $660,000.
20 ACRES ON MAHOGANY AVENUE IN
MUSE. cPilitry o:f spaj:e '-hi y ardr.- t:, pick
the plerle,:t homesne Enrl:'y ihe tquer arn.j
'.i..h the widlile 3s ihe lu sei' e ,cCii',
Counnry bnng Bac.s iup t[:, L[ke b:.iher jn,1
i, lentud on hree sides $498,000.
"A" RATED ACREAGE Prime Jndl ani:,-.t pert
leCt is the best w t :, de Cnbe ihis large. lael
h'omeite 'i,'iu CJr, erli'.\ y..:ar hut-rs4 arnd i'. ur
pn a.:-'v ,n this '.+i a- te in i he P.i rt n ji Ib lle
THIS EY CATCHING 2-+ ..e in P...rr
LaBelle P!an.:lheie wAuld be a err.. pl.iF:e l.: i
COlu r'' buildJ ulur nret hlrome ur, i 'eini '
i'. irh niurina & C:l n,.'athr $359,900.
3.02 ACRES IN GLADES COUNTY
RANCHETTES, ileaied' ,rl id ,adv I1: building'
Li:.n-ed on Frinuter Cirile $345,000.
180 N. Bridge St.
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BRING THE 1IDS, DOGS AND HORSES.
Be1jullull 1.1 ijc e it.r: in R.lu, :n Ferri.,'": d
Lar ethali i' fc .ed' J .. yIal,: ld E.., ll ,rnira-.,nh
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20 ACRES OF INVESTMENT PROPERTY IN
WESTERN MUSF. \i hrl .,IFp-.hre'inig land v.11
n ir: n I.a i, Ihe [h il, ii i rl. c Si.:i ijri.un I bl
,:.r i t e.,- and tl .. i : $299,900.
5 ACRES WST OF LABELLE .'. ..nli i :hoic
,. ii n :ce ..4 h M ',-:_: if I.I'- .i s, i|aln.r,,: o
hr.t.,alc u t lh," ipF.'i, pr... F r Jc: [,'pleit'i '.I Pri
Jl.., Buti.ld '..uir i.Irm h.[" n li- re $269,900.
5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES ;"i i,.:.Il lu.
5 SERENE ACRES IN Mti F. o:,n .- p-'.
P|,]| lII., ,1w Ir0 _l fi rljhla I':, _' d r ..o
available. Bui in : l.r p i.iaj i i ,e c l h..'ri ,:.1 iiW
other for a ii i l-rrini $200,000 eadi.
PEACE AND QUIET i, thjai i.-ii ill in1 d I'.ih
this acreage on 'paved' He,-ricl I I1 ili.J In
Pioneer Plantation Room for h'-, ;e- ,.
honime this Cal.' l', 1.ci your RX for
i':i i'Jr.:lni' $175,000.
LADECA A(REAGE. P.:i,:lui .i ,i r '', r.:
ertyorn aI.. $165,000.
2.5 ACRES IN PIONEER ONE LOT West of
1,4 j, i .,,i, ,], l:,, i r.:.rh .';.aple Hh .h ',
,.,il, r'ialiii ,:, r n.j pr ': $'9.900.
2.5 ACRES IN PIONEER PLANTArION. ,I.
i, inq,.1u homesite can be yours for -only
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES -1.07 ac to 1.25
ac tracts. $47,500 to $67,500.
WIDE VARIETY OF HOMESITES AVAIL-
ABLE. PLEASE CAGl OUR OFFICE OR
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INTOR-
Riverfront 5 Acres with 215+/- feet of
frontage. High elevation reveals spec-
tacular views. $885.000 REDUCED
Riverfront 1.15 Acre homesite on presti-
gious Fort Denaud Rd. $575,000
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 main-
tenance CBS/Stucco exterior with all
the details of a well designed country
home on the inside. Features include
tray ceilings. interior doors all custom
built, custom cabinets with tile back-
splash and granite countertops, all
windows have wood casing sur-
rounds, a brick fireplace, and wood
floors throughout finish the look.
2 Acre Deed Restricted Homesite in
Oak Haven Estates. Oak filled and
backs up to beautiful sunsets over the
St. The front 2.7 Ac are zoned Light
Industrial with the remaining 4 ac zoned
Heavy Industrial. Great opportunity for
flex space development. Easy access to
SR 29 and SR 80 located, across from the
State Attorney's Office and close to
LaBelle Airport. $3,064,466.
Commercial potential Located approx
1 mile west of Cowboy Way with 800
lineal ft on Hwy 80. Directly across
from the proposed future Wal-Mart
Light Industrial 4.65 Ac with 2400 Sq, Ft.
out l 4 l ltiN_ t
under current zoning. 850,000.
Heavy Industrial Site just south of the
city limits. Industrial Loop S/D. Easy
access to both SR 80 and Hwy 29.
Cleared, filled and culvert in. $299,000
Haid to find heavy Industrial Builders
acre on a paved road. Industrial Loop
WATERFRONT & PRIVACY Ar IF BEST Thii,
recent.) r nri:, aeji J iBR' B\ h:.fm'Tie Il,'.:jrc'J ji
the On'noru L...:- Fih r.o:'m niou:ur .n Fpniale
dock. Permuirt in plja.e t: ajJd nrew J::k .a lif
Priced i.. Sell'"
QUIET COUNTRY RTREATI Like new manufactured
home on 2.82 acres in quiet Ft. Denaud. This immacu-
late home offers vaulted ceilings, entertainment pack-
age includes a large screen television w/stereo and sur-
round sound, split floor plan, built in computer center,
large master bedroom and bath w/ garden tub and sep-
arate shower. Upgraded appliances add a nice touch, to
the large open kitchen w/ eat-in breakfast bar and for-
mal dining. $212,500
ONLY CONDO ON THE MARKET iN LABELLEI This
2BR/2BA unit would make a great rental investment or
full-time residence. Located on the first floor this condo
features a greenbelt view; tile in kitchen and bathrooms,
and a bonus room. Comfortable living awaits your
THIS IMMACULATE 2 BR /1.5 BA HOME IS located
in the center of town close to everything. What a terrif-
ic home for someone just setting out on their own or
sizing down. Home is partially furnished and ready for
FOR LEASEIII 800+/- Sq. Ft. Office on Busy Street
downtown. Call for details.
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATIONIII This 3
+/- acre peninsula has over 700' of
Caloosahatchee River frontage with Hwy. 29
access. Zoned C-2 your possibilities are endless!
ONE OF THE FEW RIVERFRONT PARCELS ,r.:
ith mnfikci Thi, ,ruilnirnii II A.r,: i, err)
unique ah +h ,.II.i + tci tr.:,-tili, .'r, ih .e [cajurhIul
Caloosahatchie F ,[ t:.k i:. ih.- E. -i inJ i .n'..
and enjri)y erijdlke'. 'e'. lfrojim he iraci ri.-i
bank. The eaierfron t:r pi: e fa:j urc 1 lJl.ci:rr., Ii
the South side rd i-ra :r .,fr.,i .i [he ,N.:.i h bBuilJ
v.:,ur dream h.ome ardl criio". lhe perjce aind tirn.
quilitn rhj LaBelle.- .il::.hJi-ha:chc he ,:' ':'lcr
SPECTACULAR RIVERFRONT ESTATE SITE
wah ,:.,i, r 2.i.i tfe I i. ajtic tror'nind[ .rc, jr.i,' : j-
rjild int lot i The ljbul:,'u ieiir i njr uralli
Fprlrie jir. ar:i snrd up the ncr Ir.:iti Ihi 'P.: rl '
,'n b'ih ihle rruirn ricr and ibe 'Ohl Rici Ehli:h
ieaturesc :1.1 le I:, ri'r,',e.:ic ed do"..jae ,I-, Ra'p ''i-
riverbank r in prgre : clhere is tO 'C'.'rps,
.'. b.:" ,r, eiith r e I:, .whi'h i raj ajll.,iw h:,i'ues
and/or pools unusually close to River. Beauutul
area of upscale homes within blocks of central
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT This 1.04 acre lot is
wooded and located on County Road 78. Build
your dream home on this parcel and enjoy end-
less views of the Caloosahatchee River. Price
SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NATURE
LOVERS. This 2/2 CBS Home & Guest mobile is
on Jacks Branch with river access. This Unique
one of a kind property also has it's own private
ISLAND. Gorgeous property is covered with large
oaks. Call for more details. This is a MUST SEE.
BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEWS from this 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. depth.
THIS CHARMING CEDAR HOME sits on an
oversized corner lot in the city. The 2BR/2BA
home has vaulted ceilings and tile in the living
area, French doors provide views to the outside.
Fenced back yard and 8' x 10' shed for extra stor-
MOVE IN READY! cisl rinemi:Jdlcd ',BR2BA
Ih:.rr, l.: at .J ,:l. n lrge 1:i n ir he :i .r r, c .:. ijpr..i
',,' rini rnd, ir neI rii r pai Jii ra i l r'J: 'Ju n 'iicrr
1,cdr'- iTom frice ,:jr :edued .. :11 f8l"9,900.
THIS IMMACULATE MANULACTiRED HOME
Is l[uJicd :]i1 hdil 'mr.r'i;d:cd Ii irn r.'ivn and
.ITipliel'. f-rc:d i H'.'iTif c f ilc uric 'aultc'J .rll.
irg -pl flt.:..r plarn kii.:en ih pjirnr nrid
li rcal.ta-i .l.an0 F..nt'i r.d aj.:k ":'pr.l.hc jqreigrrJ
h..r o'utd,,' iir crdn.:iir,piri id C i,,'ni, Tffnll
A r.EPAT RlNTAI IN tPsFrNMFNr ORS RTFR
Thi, pr.i'r-ern i, I1 acre, in :'ir of the bht 'l
growing are.. oft Gljade, Counri$ surrrouriled b\
liac j.rcage,. thi paricel hi, been .:leircd and
en. :ei Thi u-i'm:',i buil h,.'e iSN jI.Iuc jrid
eri aell kept Over 3 41 i.i 1 ft .plir 1c.l r plain
leatrure', crmi.. ll,. 3 li\re bedri-onm,. ,.lk-in
':l'j.ei-,. arid 2 ,p,':i','u bl'- iThe i-.land aIjKi:in
hi .il. in pariry. bre.ikjti arei nj i Fpern Ic'
ihe Iaric tibii ly roomrr The mrriaier bedr"'im naid
bjiuh :fiefr h or d her a..kil-in .cilei'es ijg er, lub.
tcFparii,* .bh:..er. cldul rink-s i and ':Ccs ti:o ihe
r.ol Toomar1i improiemrrieni iTcrienirirn i :l for
:our pn..iie hoCiny' 1 $1.450,000.
JBRIBA CBS HOME ON 8.8+- ACRE;
li hJen T; iW .'BA ,".l'ij lured b,:,,Te his j fronting o:n paej, r,-,d 3pprio'. rmleti, hT:,'m
1.x .i'1 ir i u,'u j pl hir i [A lu d a.J. 'tc I. war, PrFe-rt).i t ler cd .:,s' len, ed r,. gr-
lot,:,tiier ir eaure a.rin l" i labin i a t Je. 'r peoua-: oks anr,d hoise sizable $490,000.
ceni.ri n gJr.Jeni llb i lle ..cr bjh nei ~, 5.18 +/. ACRES WilBRl.5BA COTTAGE ,rykl hmri.
l-uilnl hr.ough'.u'l arnd ri c ,:jrpei hI-ii rI.:.bilic is i,,,,:dir in Pn LaP. le ina i cile, .lne ol LiBelle'
priced to sell!! $125,000. most desirable communities. Situated at the end of a cul
WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/2BA MANUFAC- de sac provides a peaceful & private setting. Cathedral-
TURED HOME w/ office or possible 4th bed- ceilings, ceramic tile throughout, open floor plan and
room. Located within city limits, completely wrap around porch. $469,900
fenced and priced to sell! $99,900 ACREAGE/OTS
HOMS 40 ACRE Gerber Grove $660,000
4BR/2BA SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME features 2.5 +/. ACRES stocked pond, partially fenced, unique
large kitchen, new a/c, upgraded appliances, et oak grove and ready to build. Great location on CR 78
large kitchenapprox. 2 miles from town. Seller motivated
tub and above ground pool. $174,900. UNDER $199,000
CONTRACT 10ACREPARCEL located off Hwy 74 (Bermont Road)
SELLER RELOCATINGI Ready to move in and a in Charlotte County. Property zoned agricultural. Price
must see to believe! Located in a private country Reduced $100,000
setting in Horseshoe Acres Subdivision. This 2 BEAUTIFUL OAK COVERED CITY OF LABEITE
bedroom, 1 bath manufactured home is situated LOT. Located in established neighborhood. Build your
on over a half acre lot, shaded screened deck, home on this .45 acre lot. Price Reduced $70,000
with many fruit trees and partially fenced yard. BEAUTIFUL 100' X 185' RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE
Dog on premises. Call ahead. $129,500. w/beautiful oaks located in the city of LaBelle and ready
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYI This 2 bedroom to build $89,900
OVERSIZED .64 ACRE WOODED residential home-
1.5 bath mobile home is located in quiet River site located in the city. $89,000
Oaks Subdivision, Ortona Fl. Great investment forMonura Ranch Estate
the part-time Floridian, or a great get-away. The more lots available $49,500. t
home is being sold partially furnished, and offers 2 PORT LABELLE LOTS IN UNIT 102. located side
a split floor plan with vaulted ceilings. $58,500 by side, Lots provide over /A acre homesite. Partially
HOMES ON ACREAGE cleared, high and dry. Ready to build! $45,000 each
UNIQUE. DESIRABLE AND SECLUDED! Less COMMERCIA/BUSINESS
than a mile from the new West Glades Elementary. PRIME LOCATIONI Business zoned property located
Marilyn Sears Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates Nancy Hendrickson, Margaret Whatley,
Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tarin Lopez, Suzanne Sherrod
Judy Cross McClure and Receptionist Emily Curtis
in Downtown LaBelle. Perfectly situated on the corner
of (Hwy 29) Bridge Street and Park Avenue thi proper-
ty has endless possibilities. "Old Historical Florida-
Style" two story builing, 1,846 sq. ft. w/122' frontage
on Bridge Street and a "Quaint Old-Florida Cracker-
Style" office fronting on Park Avenue. $1,200,000
REDUCED PRICE W$50.000111 RENOVATED
BUILDINGIII READY FOR YOUR BUSINESSIIt Need
a place to locate your business. This is it! Highly vis-
able, only 180 ft. East of Bridge Street. Totally remod-
eled building situated on .31 acre lot fronting on
\Washington Ave. across from bank drive thru. Property
is 175' deep which leaves room for future expansion.
Renovations include all new crown molding, ceramic
tile, siding, plumbing, electric and A/C.
BUSINESS ZONEDI This 2BR/1BA home is situated
on a high traffic road in the city. Just 2 blocks north of
Hwy 80 and 1 block east of Bridge Street and surround-
ed by local banks and businesses. Price reduced
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ESTABLISHED IN 1984
THE GATOR BAIT PUB has been a thriving business in
the Pioneer Community for many years. If you've ever
wanted to run your own Restaurant and Lounge here's
your chance. This quaint establishment comes fully fur-
nished with a completely equipped kitchen, and offers
great start for any entrepreneur. Priced at $174,500
tures 80' x B 2,200 sq. ft.
doublewide nment... 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.
STOP BY AND VISIT US AT OUR NEW
LOCATION ON HWY 80
2 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. $279,000 REDUCED.
lPo At fll A TJei r-l
Mobile on 1/2 acre south of LaBelle
with lots of paving and a 26x53 pole
LOTS AND LAND
Development Potential 25 acres plus
on Ft. Denaud Rd. Pair up with avail-
able waterfront (priced
Independently) for an upscale resi-
dential project. $150,000 per acre.
5 Beautiful Oak Laden Acres located
East of LaBelle. Quiet County Living for
Over Halfn I qrel het. Complete
with If tlt;j|ltlt,Ut, brush has
been cI tfteR~ r 1&in. Great buy
Oversized homesite conveniently locat-
ed in the city with easy access to SR 80.
.75 Acres manicured and ready for
your dream home. Lots of oaks and
Port LaBelle Lots on the north side of
80, close to new development area &
marina. Priced from $49,000 to $57,900.
Call for inventory list. Over 60 sites to
Seller Financina Available with 25%
down to qualified buyer. Port LaBelle
1/4 ac. lot on the norht side of Hwy. 80.
Many new homes under construction
in the immediate area. Asking $39,800.
Prime Comer with approx. 590 ft. on well
traveled Cowboy Way and 520 ft. on Elm
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825 E. Cowboy Way Suite 105
LaBelle, FL 33935
(The Wallace Plaza)
I i, Mary Diaz Luc Real Estate Bioker
a- s (561) 385-3282
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REA LTY Call for available listings
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KI CINDY L. ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
SCOTT HACKMANN AND TIM SPEICER
S NEW LOCATION
233 N. BRIDGE ST
On tne comer ol
LL, II BfioCE Si & WSHlrolTcl
i 3 L AALB I E HABLO ESpArIOL
IENTALS AVAILABLE 2Bedroom '2 5Bath, 1 car garage
3/2 DUPLEX in LaBelle. Home has large family room lhar
$800/M NO PETS. can easily be converted into a 3rd
BRAND NEW HOUSE in Port bedroom. Asking $197,900.
LaBelle. All appliances included LOCATED 'IN LEHIGH
and .vasher 'dryer. 3/2/2 ACRES 3Bedroom/2Bath, 2 car
$1,700/M NO PETS.
1.70 W/ O i n garage built in 2001 and in excel-
3/1,./1W/POOLPE LaBellelent condition. Home over looks a
$1,000/M NO PETS.
OUR FEATURED canal and located in a great area
LISTINGS FOR THIS WEEK close to Ft. Myers but out enough
NEW LISTING in Fort Mcrie for peace and quiet. $230,000.
IN PIONEER! 3Bed-
3Bedroom/3Bath, 1 car garage in a IN PIONEER! 3Bed-
great location. Close to ter. thing room/2Bath large doublewide
Home has 2 master bedrooms, mobile home on fenced in 2.5
new roof, interior paint and A/C. acres. Dual fireplace, walk-in cljs-
Asking $279,900. ets, outside buildings. Asking
IN COUNTRY VILLAGE $189,900.
Gorgeous rustic ranch home
on 10+/- acres in Fort Myers.
Fenced and cross-fenced
with barn. 5 bedroom 3 bath.
Custom kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. 3 wells on
property. Home has all the
upgrades. Call Amanda
Porter today for your
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bert'er icarpi, ceramic lil, all rinew o r.ibnb rid
ni'.h maor Prnccd io :ell aI oril $119,900.
*Running out of room for your family? This huge
.2005- 4BR/2B manufactured home boasts, 2,304
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2005 4BRv2B manufactured home boasts, 2,304 sq
ft of living space and sits on 2.34 fenced acres in the
qietr rural conmmunitv of Dnuble I Arrer Country
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Alva. Over 1,000 [I of road fronrge and 3 eillnRg
entrance, offof SR 80 Cleared lith well and elect
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* 1he opportunltle are endle i Bring your Inve -
ment dollars here 2 Zb f ill'h H 2
excepi lor the maleulic 'ive OJks Bring your ideaj
and ee, $650,000.
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"iuili home or minufblurcid OrilI I'0,000.
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* 1.79 +/- cleared acres w/133' on the river.
* 6.45 +/- cleared/graded/seeded acres in Pr
I.aBelle Ranchettes. Dock permits in process.
* 1.74 +/- acre lot w/126' of river frontage.
Ilcautiful .68 +/7 acre riverfront lhomesite located
in town. $729,000
* BIAUlTIFl;I. RlI11FRONT 'IEWS! I +/- acre
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lIininlock S/). $725,000
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on Ie intraoastal and pilsti- \EWVS! From
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on rthe Fproprt. Biner must ieoithe
pa. 1 a r' oad to develop tl and .
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#2. ENDLESS OPPLiRTLiNI- O O
TIES! Current zoning for this ABELLE
property is Residential, w/ pos- LOTS! This bABELLE
.ibillties for Commercial, LOTS! This b
NMulti-Use, or Multi-Family. covered prope
C' ii be used as a rental proper- cious 2/2 2500
t', Lit the time w/ 2 immaculate a workshop in
a .. l.-".s', 1 workshop, and several boat dock with
small buildings. $2,625,000 12' x 15' Ted SL
#3. ORTONA'S BEST KEPT #8. LOVE
SSECRET! This 4/3 home is situ- LIVE! This
)jtl.ted on 4.95 +/- riverfront NISHED 3/2 r
acrs; and boasts soaring ceil- in a deed restr
ings, oversized rooms, an open overlooking t
flool plan, wrap around porch, Waterway. Enj
rnd a caged pool and spa. vate boat docl
Located in Ortona. $998,500 person Jacu
S #4. PARADISE! This 3/3 split
Iloor plan riverfront home has #9. APA]
Sgreai landscaping and beautiful ACREAGE IN
riverl'ront views. Take advan" This property
stage of' your own dock w/ boat 2,232 +/- sq. fi
li 't, boardwalk and small beach. apartment abc
$899,900. garage below,
#5. RIVERFRONT, ACREAGE +/- acres. $75
AND OAKS! 2 story 3/3 + #10. DEEP
Den/Office, rocking chair FRONT HOM
porches, outbuilding, too many garage on a d
extras to name! Gorgeous 2.53 has a new roof
+/- acres w/ an amazing 230 ulous screened
Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street
LaBelle, FL 33935
Toll Free 877.814.3048
DAYS OF RI\ER
this spa ious 4 .3
.me. .A screened
ks a spectacular
er % a boar doc k
li't. Located in
beautiful old oak
-ty boasts a spa-
+/- sq. ft. home w/
the garage, plus a
10,000 lb lift and
iverfront home is
oy your own pri-
c with lift and 8
zzi on large
X FT, DENAUD!
has a 2 story,
t. building w/ full
ive and three car
situated on .1.84
E! This 3/2, 2 car
sleep water canal
, new A/C, a fab-
I porch, and ceil-
inp plans tnroiugn ut. I ni p!op-
erml aso: boa-iss R .er-e
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tem and a 2 -' d:,.:k I ..... Ir. ii,
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#11. TURKEY C'RLLK SuB-
DIVISION' Thi, .. eI -...il
l io .rn ', i 1 l i .1 I:'. I. 1. 1 -- I i1
3/2 doublewide, 12 x 15' led's
Shed and 44' dock, built to
coastal salt water standards.
Located in Moore Haven.
#12. AFFORDABLE RIVER-
FRONT! Barely lived in 2/1
mobile with 100' of river
frontage. Enjoy the mobile now
as a "getaway" or build your
retirement home later.
Riverviews await you! "Bring in
all offers" Located in Turkey
#13. DOUBLE YOUR
WATERFRONT VIEW! This
custom 3/2 manufactured home
has a great floor plan w/ the
family room overlooking the
intracoastal river and expan-
sive living/dining room, master
bedroom, closets, and bath.
Enjoy the lovely sunsets!
Located in Turkcy Creek.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Emily Ankeney Lisa -lerrero
Tony Barnes *Paul Meador
Gregory Bone Phyllis Kelley-
Lisa Cleghorn Miller
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Yvonne Haillinan \r\lli
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Your ideal horrc ... ul, I1 i- li ln.:lud'.:
large bedroom for ri..,, jr1.l 1I '.i th,:,.lr, :rn,
for each child, a roomy living room, a well-
appointed kit.h l'- "ii;. I' ..i .j I..: ...:
garage and a ..... thl :.rl..,'.... iu l j'l i.: I,.,
ily life. Once '',u I'.i,, I ll hl at ,r, j t..,.,
there is nothi'. .e '. r l -nt .it,.'u., ril-i
Actually, i1 .... e l.n., ng .Jai..-.u 't ul .ir
your dream h c .:u ;l'iould .Jl :..1 'dri 1 r.
ing a home inspector. That way, you can
make sure all is what it seems to be. While
no house is perfect, you should learn as
much as you cji jl:iuiul lhe .:ci d..l Or, ,r thi '
property and all its equipment and systems
before buying it. No one wants to purchase a
home and discover it has water damage or is
in need of roof, heating -.r ele'.:li':jl ceplir,'
You especially want to i'.':,, m.or .rc,.r..u
problems such as .mold, termites or a
cracked foundation: A home inspector can
help you do just that.
Where do I begin? Find a qualified pro-
fessional by word of mouth from friends and
neighbors, the ASHI online database, the
Yellow Pages directory or your realtor. Look
for an inspector who is a member of the
American Society of Home Inspectors
(www.ashi.org), a private, voluntary organi-
zation that sets a meaningful set of standards
and code of ethics in a business that gener-
ally has few rules and regulations. While
most states do not require licensing, ASHI
standards are higher than requirements of
"-lilat s Ihjtl 'l'. Th' ilb :"- ,'' : d'j : el .', arc ai
h..m- : ,r1' p.::[:,f li. belte .. : ,':. I,
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I.r,:,..,* rInc ,:,:,d '. arm "I, ,Jl[Ilr '-'l r,.,ur
The tI', ;il 11:.ll -U'. [: IF'cre ,',rr t' ,.'
ommends the inspector. So you also have to
be aware of an inspector who has the real
estate agent's interest in mind over your
own when inspecting the home. Avoid hiring
an inspector who offers to repair your home
himself: He is only looking for a profit. Barry
Stone, writer of a syndicated column about
home inspection, "Inspector's in the
House," recommends that buyers ask a
home inspector for a previous inspection
report. When looking at the report, see if it
focuses on the house's defects and not on
"boilerplate verbiage," such as maintenance
recommendations and liability disclaimers,
which are less important information about
the house. "The best home inspectors dis-
close defects that less qualified inspectors
fail to discover. More disclosure means more
negotiation between buyer" and sellers, and
therefore, more chance thihi dr~ Jl won't
close," says Stone. "When deals don't close,
agents don't make money."
What does a home inspection entail? A
standard home inspection includes an
inspection of the general condition of the
property's heating system, central air condi-
tioning system, interior plumbing and elec-
trical systems, roof, attic, insulation in walls,
ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation,
basement and structural components. All
must be visible and accessible by the inspec-
tor at the time of inspection. Home inspec-
tors, says Don Norman, ASHI president, "are
limited bv what they can see. If they can't
gain jc'.. > ':' i': rtll.:, ti he .n i ft port ion
ihe .:.ondliori c.il thI .itti Tf[T ilti, septri:
and :.ell rind raidn niinpe': 10in mighi need
their :'.0vn .pe':ai-r
Al-.,: be J,.are O '. l j ri i r' epe..[l i ,.-.[
fquir'.d Ir od," hi:h F rle ):eou IfI ,oimihihrig
, adc luj. e ,:,r r,.:. Fo r c% Ti p[:l j r, P ni- p.F.
tor can't tell you if the furnace is the right
size to heat the house. The inspector only
will tell you if it's working proper at the
time of inspection Thfs 6s where people get
confused," says Norman 'Just because a
water heater appears to. be operating within
nor:rmal parameters ,ith no visible leakage or
iTrlhjni:ilor. that doein [ near It can't itart
tu le IC I )n Iwo wceks A homTe inspection iS 3
slnaphrio irn time ad not a prediction of
future conditions." It is normal, though, for
a home inspector to idenui) areas thja ma3
need attention in the near future.
Who's to blame if something goes
wrong? There's no one to blame if some-
-thing should go wrong after the inspection,
the inspector most likely will not be held
accountable because home inspection is a
". id thati I large unregulated. That's why it
. eivern!il that )iu lake.the'time to check a
r.,retiianl inspector's leIel of experience,
:eput:jion riand qualificailons
Ahy hire i home inrpector?'A home
inspection is the best way to maximize your
knowledge of the'property. That way, you
can make an intelligent.decision before you
buy. "Buying a home without a professional
inspection is one of the riskiest gambles any
homebuyer could make," says columnist
Stone. Also, if a home inspector establishes
the values and needs of the property, a sell-
er mrr\ be swi'ed to repair some of the con-
dlin'ni or renegonalte the price
How, much does it cost? Expect to pay
ajnv.here Irom $250 to $'00 or more,
depending on where you're purchasing your
hmrrie ,whaicer vyou do, avoid price shop-
ping i\.i Strione "The best method of price
riho:Fpping ta r, shop for quality'"
INSPECT BEFORE YOU BUY
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180 N. Bridge St LaBelle, FL
(863) 675.6788 1.888-675-6762
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-|- Be the first to own this quality new home! Custom
..r-, beautiful detail is what this builder had in mind when
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... ". "'""." r creating this spaciousfloor-plan and functional d&cor.
Located in East LaBelle and Glades County and in one
1 g' of the most desirable and appreciative neighborhoods
atv' : around. Minutes from downtown LaBelle and
t, the Caloosahatchee River. Priced to sell....$249.000
Call Stephanie Weatherford at
a ,- 7 r o" 3 Bedroom/2 Bath/2 Car Garage
/lp 1,608 Sq. Ft. Liv. Area 2,385 Total
Ceramic Tile and Carpet Flooring
Maple cabinets throughout home
Large Master Bath with Garden Tub & Separate Shower
Large Combined Laundry Room With Pantry
SPort LaBelle Unit 102 Glades County
* Two 6+/- acre homesites on CR 78 in Fort Denaud,
priced to sell at $75,000 per acre.
2.7+/- acres in Alva, Reduced $ 275,000.
SPort LaBelle lot on Saleln Court
on Cul-De-Sac, $54,000
STwo Port LaBelle Lots on Hummingbird Drive,
water view, $60,000 and $70,600.
Commercial in Lakeport: two parcels each
1.79+/- acres priced at $356,000 each.
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2.34+/-acres in Naples. Home features a pole barn, screen
lanai, security system, dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen..
Owner/Agent bring any serious offer.
$526,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4BD/3BA home on
1+/- acre. Home has vaulted and coffer ceilings, a sound
proof studio, moveable island in kitchen and an above
ground pool just to name a few of the luxuries that this
beautiful home offers.
* $374,900 3BD/2BA Beautiful well maintained home on
manicured 1 +/- acres in LaBelle's first gated Riverfront
* $359,900 Beautiful like new 3BD/2BA with 2 car garage
home in the Belmont area. Patio and deck area in back yard.
* $249,900 Gorgeous new 3BD/2BA house with garage.
Split floor plan, living area w/fire place. Master bathroom has
a garden tub and dual sinks. Carpet and tile throughout. This
is a must see!
* $209,900 New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful lot. Master
bathroom has a garden tub with a separate shower. Kitchen
features an island with extra sink and.more don't let this one
* $179,900 2BD/2BA Excellent vacation or starter home
on a corner lot in Port LaBelle. Spacious living room and sep-
arate dining room. Screen enclosed front and back lanai. Lot
has a separate workshop and small tree house great for kids.
* $19.90nJ *,.i: ,I 414.1', lI' '\ I.,;,, sh, I|. l.,,:|, i,..Id1
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irrigation and rear fencing. This great deal is ready for you to
* $179,900 New 3BD/2BA home. This home features split
floor plan and the kitchen has a morning room.
* $149,999- 2BD/IBA spacious home, features a complete-
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This home has new tile, carpet, paint, cabinets, hot water
heater, bathroom and new roof with a transferable warranty.
Great investment potential or first time home buyer.
* $475,000 Spacious 3BD/3BA mobile home in Muse sits
on 5+/- acres. This spacious home features an addition with
it's own entrance and much more. The property has a pond
with an island and bridge, an above ground pool, 2 barns and
* $300,000 3BD/1BA mobile home in Muse which rests
on 5+/- acres features a new well and roof Property is also
fenced with a shed and pond.
* $197,900 4BD/2BA Gorgeous upgraded manufactured
home in LaBelle. This home features a split floor plan and all
crown moldings in the living and dining room.
* $139,400 to $151,900 New 4BD/2BA & 3BD/2BA
Manufactured Homes on .50+/- acres in El Rio S/D.
* $147,700 3BD/2Ba New Manufactured home with
pantry, dual sinks, garden tub, separate shower and sky-
light in the guest bathroom.
* $112,500 $120,500 Manufactured Homes new and
under construction in the MHYC. The MHYC is a 55+
ownership park. Call today for completion date!
* PRICE REDUCED $110,000 2BD/1BA mobile home
on 2.5+/- acres in Clewiston. Enjoy peaceful country living
year round or as a weekend getaway!
* 94,900 tL.j.,ljg l.O, .iBD :i'\ manult..lured hutem
.:n ." + J.. h. h':iff.t Irje-lurl- a i pPll l :.r plii (.ll
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* $1.600,000) 12 I:.' i, hi. lot. iOf old uo.Lf II
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* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently Auto Salvage
* $1,250,000 16.04+/- Acres Great Development
Opportunity! Close to schools, recreational park, town
shops and much morel
* $988,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. One of
a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with clean bill of
* PRICE REDUCED $900,000 45+/- Hard to find. acres
adjoining Babcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $850,000 40+/- acres beautifully secluded with pas-
ture, ponds, cabbage palms and oaks.
* $650,000 2+/- acre in the heart of Ava on busy SR
* $349,000 5.76+/- acres on a tropical setting in Moore
Haven. Property features all sorts of exotic fruit trees and
plants. Pole barn and 1930's home are located on the
property,. Home is to be sold "as is."
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and shed.
* $149,90 gsg gRVes that
is also for sale Bor .
* $25,500 $72,900 Call for more information about
3 available lots in Fordson Park. The lots have been nicely
maintained and are dose to everything in LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available in 55
and older Community located in Moore Haven Yacht Club.
Call for more information.
CALL FOR AVAILABLE HOMESITE
IN PORT LABELLE. MONTURA
AND LEHIGH ACRES
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HORSESHOE ACRES 4 bedroom 4.5
bath concrete block, 22+OAK FILLED acre
ranch. High and dry, great horse ranch,
beautiful,quiet + peaceful setting.
LABELLE AND MUSE Ideal home for you
and your horses. 10.28 beautiful acres,
fenced, cross-fenced, exceptional pasture,
spring-fed pond. $599,900.
HOME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY
REMODELED AND UPGRADED It fea-
tures hardiboard siding,low-E windows,
new doors, hardwood flooring, and head-
board walls. A must see! $449,900.
TURKEY CREEK BOATER'S PARADISE -
This CBS 2b/lb home is located near
Ortona Lock with direct access to the Gulf
of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
BOATERS PARADISE LOCATED IN
MOORE HAVEN Riverfront 4/3 single
family, large screen patio w/spa to river side,
55+ Community, 20'X6' dock w/electric &
xirt- t IIU Ot)0 LLUOILL
A MUST SEE FOR SERIOUS BOATER -
This CBS quaint cottage is located near
Ortona Lock with direct access to the Gulf
of Mexico and The Atlantic Ocean.
KELL MILL TERRACE DBL Wide Mobile
with Front and Back wood porches. Has
year old reroof. Second structure is used as
a office! $239,000. 601LB200607400
HORSESHOE ACRES -Double wide manu-
factured home with attached carport and
bonus shed. Nicely furnished plus many
VACATION HOME 1/1 on small lot in
beautiful mobile park. Access to boat ramp
has access to Lake Okeechobee. A fisher-
mans delight. $54,900. 601LB200614378
PRIME AND PERFECT DESCRIBES this 3BR/2BA CBS
home on 20 acres. Split floor plan, hickorycabinets, built-
in entertainment center, decorative glass doors, artistic
ceilings, glass Florida room, screen porch, and paved
drive. 60x40 metal workshop w/office, 36x36 horse barn
w/tack rook. A must see for country living $1,200,000.
RODEO AT HOME. 4BR/3BA brick home on 11 acres
features a fireplace, large, open kitchen and bay windows.
6-stall horse barn with a fill bath, tack room, wash rack,
automated horse lunger, 2-stall pole barn, plus an addi-
tional storage/workshop. $999,000
ROOM TO GROW This 4BR/2BA home has its own pri-
vate pond stocked with fish and a creek. Wide variety of
fruit and oak trees. Parcel will allow 2 homesites, 20X11
shed & 20X25 pole ban. Multi-level decking perfect for
MAKE YOUR MOVE TO COUNTRY LIVING! If city life
has got you down, come see this country home on 5
acres, just outside of Alva. 3 BD/2BA CBS home features
spacious rooms, formal dining, cathedral ceilings,walk-in
closets, large master bath 2 car garage, beautiful land-
scape and a back porch you won't want to leave.
POOL HOME 3BR/2.5BA home on I full acre in a boat-
ing community. Community dock and ramp on the
Caloosahatchee River, loverly home features a split floor
plan, formal dining room, inside utility room, open
kitchen, bar, and breakfast nook, 10 foot ceilings
throughout, new inground pool on screened lanai. 2 car
garage plus a detached garage $625,000.
AWESOME & THEN SOME 3BRI2BA CBS home on
3.52 fenced acres in the Port LaBelle Ranchettes. Home
was built for easy living with laminate wood floors, beau-
tifil custom cabinets, solid surface countenops, 11 ft ceil-
ings, screened lanai, 2 central a/c units. $619,900
BRILLIANT FLOOR PLAN and energy-saving design
highlight this custom built 3BR plus den/2BA, pool home
located in Caloosa Estates. Soaring ceilings and a cozy
fireplace greet you. Si7zling kitchen boasts of Silestone
Countertops, a work island, RVO water treatment and GE
appliances. Family room overlooks screened pool area,
quality shines through this CBS home with a mainte-
nance free metal roof All this and more at $469,900.
3BR/2BA on 5 acres. $450,000
SECLUDED BENEATH THE TREES is where you'll dis-
cover l, ,l Irl l ii :I'n .: : .i 1 ... iI .,I .I '.'-i
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newer Kenmore kitchen appliances, metal roof and a
rocking chair ready front porch. 50X20 pole barn on con-
crete with a 12' workshop built in. Horses welcome with
this private setting.Tle peace that you need is here wait-
ing for you. $415,000.
TUCKED UNDER THE OAKS is where you will find this
wonderful 3BR/2BA CBS, split floor plan home situated
on 4.82 acres. This spacious yard is fenced and the pas-
ture is cross fenced completed with a 2 stall barn and tack
room ready foryour horses. The home offers vaulted ceil-
ings, living and family rooms, an expansive back porch
and a new roof in 06. $399,900.
NEW CONSTRUCTION 3BR/2Ba CBS lome in small
residential subdivision. Off-water lot, near the
Caloosahatchee River. Oversized garage, indoor utility,
large spacious bedrooms, oversized master suite,great
room, breakfast room. This new home also features
wood floors. You don't see many floor plans this func-
tional & open. $389,900.
FASHIONABLE AND FUNCTIONAL new construction
CBS home on 1/2 acre in Quail Run S/D. 9" .d1i.i...
throughout, long list of upgrades include granite coun-
tertops, stainless steel appliances. Hardwood and traver-
tine floors, large lanai under truss. Brick pavers in drive
and walkway. $339,000.
QUALITY IS ON DISPLAY! New construction homes
near the golf course and marina.These CBS homes are
livable, lovable and available. Each model will boast
unique features and qualities. Call for more detailed
LOCATION MAKES THIS IMPECCABLE 3BR/2BA
home a great place to live. Custom built to tlte highest
standards with a suspended soffit plant shelf, kitchen bar,
cathedral ceilings, charming window seat, jacuzzi tub, tile
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you to enjoy the amenities of waterfront living.
ALVA HOME ON QUIET STREET $265,000.
180 N. Bridge St.
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design makes this a daring deal. Home backs up to a
wide greenbelt. and is priced to sell! $199,900.
3BR/2BA HOME IN PORI' LABELLE. $189,900.
PARTIALLY FURNISHED 3BR/2BA home with garage
and aluminum carport + storage shed. Home backs up to
greenbelt and canal and ncar community pool.
GREAT INVESTMENT rental property. Duplex located
on MI1K, Jr liretal income is SiO00 per month. Only
MUSE MINI RANCH provides maximum pleasure.
Almost new doullewide mobile home on 9.54+/- cleared
acres with a1 large stocked pond. Wooden fence sur-
rounds this inmmaculaic IllBR/2BA home, split floor plan,
faunily room, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, garden tub.
Bring the family and horses. $475,000.
WATCH THE BIRDS & enjoy the peace and quiet of
your own sun room. lBeautiful wooded 1.27 acre lot
3BR/2A D\V manfactuircd home and a 2B1VIBA SW
manufactured home. ''uccd yard w/irrigatiomi system
and two stuange slheds in Inunokalce. $245,000. ,
SPACE WORTH SHOUTING ABOUT... $225,000.
3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME Fl Denautd Acres.
Mint condition, panly, built inl microwave, breakfast bar,
dual sinks, garden tub & separate slho\wet Storage shed &
carport. Land was raised and leveled, paved drive with 2
acre's of bahia grass. $215,000.
AFFORDABLE HOME on fenced acre, covered parking
and 2 outbuildings 2/2 is ready for your fanilr. $165,000
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
TALLAHASSEE- State Repre-
sentative Denise Grimsley (R-
Lake Placid) has announced a
major funding opportunity cre-
ated for Glades, Hendry, and
Highlands counties with pas-
sage of House Bill (HBi 293 by
the Florida House.
"Small and rural counties in
Florida have always been at a
forced to .meet many of the
same mandates and provide
many of the same services that
large counties do," said Repre-
sentative Grimsley, a co-sponsor
of the legislation. "We are
attempting to provide more
equitable footing for small
counties, and funds generated
from this legislation are yet
another step in that direction."
HB 293 creates a program to
counties. To be considered fis-
cally constrained, a county must
either be entirely located in a
Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern or be a county in which
the value of 1 mill generates $5
million or less in property tax.
Thirty counties meet this delini-
As approved May 4, HB 293
provides $16.7 million to the
program through an adjustment
to Direct Broadcast Satellite rev-
enues distributed within the
Local Government Half-Cent
Sales Tax'Revenue Sharing Pro-
gram know n as the "Ordinary
The following are impacts in
the 2007 Ordinary Distribution
based on the adjusted alloca-
tions in HB 293:
Glades County, $402,000.00
"Our counties in the Heart-
land will put these dollars to
good use, and we'll be working
with the Governor's office to see
that this major legislation for
rural counties is signed into
law," said Representative Grims-
HB 293 now goes to Gover-
nor Jeb Bush for his signature.
Submitted by Dawn Jefferies
Pet of the Week
Darby, Joan Miller's Siamese kitten; she loves to be
held on her back so she can hang her head upside
down. I guess the view must be better. You can e-mail
your unusual, funny, crazy pet pictures to: cbnews-
Submitted to the Caloosa Belle/Post 130
An auction of this Harley Davidson sign brought in $415
for American Legion Riders April 23 at the Poker Run for
the National Child Welfare Foundation. The Legion thanks
Patty and Jessie Keller who bid hard and won the sign.
Pictured from left: Bill Davis, incoming American Legion
Post Commander, and Patty Keller, winner of the auc-
tioned Harley Davidson sign.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1, 2006 ,
Host an exchange student
Pacific Intercultural Exchange
Sis looking for caring families to
host high school students from
various countries for the 2006.
2007 academic school year. There
are few opportunities in this world
where an individual can take an
acntie hand in making this world a
better place. This is such an oppor-
tunity Pacific Intercultural
Exchange (IP.I.E.) asks local fami-
lies to consider showing one of
these foreign teens what American
generosity is all about Students.
from nany Lountries have been
staying with families all o\ei the
United Slates since August, and
now a new group of international
neighbors would like.to add a little
more to the community and leave
in June with American passion.
pride and sense of values
There is no such thing as a typi-
cal host family. Whether you are a
single parent, retired, have small
children, teens, or no childien at
all, anyone can have a great expe-
rience hosting an exchange stu-
All the students aie pre-
screened: they speak English; have
medical insurance, and thei0 o%-
spending money' fi ,.n incidental"
costs. All these students require is
a loving family to share their expe-
rience within our beautiful coun-
Las Noticias en Espahol
S La escuela de adults anuncia
que:eslara ofreciendo dar los exa-
mens de Estudios Generales
.GED) a partir del 5 hasta el 7 de
junior Si desea mas intormacion
pot lavor Ilame al numero: 674-
El sabado 20 de mayo
doscientos cincuenta ) dos estu-
diantes se reunieron en el
campo de lutbol de La Prepara-
toria para celebrar el grandiose
dia de su graduacion. El dia fue
esplendido, el s61 brillo con toda
su intensidad mienlras famil-
iares y amigos no podian con-
tener la emocion de ver a sus
muchachos. La banda de la
escuela toco mientras los gradu-
ados caminaban hacia el campo
de juego. Mallory Williamson
fue la primera estudiante en
hablar cuando inauguro la cere-
monia con una oracion dando
gracias a Dios a familiares, ami-
try. Help them learn the meaning
of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of
P.I.E. is looking for host families
in your area. Those who are inter-
ested are urged to contact Pacific
Intercultural Exchange right away
at 1-877-534-3144. Experience is
not necessary, as an orientation
and support will be provided.
Please help P.I.E make the
dreams of these young teens crome
true, with the opportunity to live
and study in oui country, and pos
sibly aid in making a difference in
their future and the future ol the
world. Bring the world to your
doorstep-one exchange at a time
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty hosted a business card exchange and open house for its beauti-
ful new location at 777 West Highway 80. The event took place on May 25 with lots of folks
appreciating the lovely new building and the delicious food., Front tow from left: Estella Her-
nandez, Assistant Hendry County EDC, Barbara Watt-Biggs Owner of 19 offices of Century
21 Sunbelt Realty. Inc., Sara Townsend, Executive Secretary of the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce. Back row from left: Carl Bailey, Building Contractor, Trace Pfluge, Broker/Man-
ager, Bob Biggs, CO-owner of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty offices, Janet Papinaw, Board Mem-
ber of the Hendry County EDC and Realtor, Randy Daniels, owner of RED's Landscaping, Inc.
Conmnunilv Links Individual Voices. I
gos*y maestros por hacker posi-
ble ese dia. El Presidente estudi-
antil. Raymon Marroquin, intrd-
dujo a los integrantes del
Consejo Administraivo Escolal ,
administrativos y maestros de la
Saludador Ryan Parrish tue el
proximo, su discurso fue breve y
agradable enfocando en las
memories del pasado el dijo: que
las horas de sentarse desde las
siete hasta las dos de la tarde ya
habian pasado, "lelicito a tdos
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wth Mourlain ViLas Casn-
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2 PLOTS-in Siver Hill Ceme-
tery in Frostproof. $600
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
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PUG, Female, on Tues, May
23ra, in viclnir of SE 26th SL.,
Okeechooee. Call TO ldlenty.
PUPPY, Female, chocolale
colored, on SR 80 in Iront ot
Johnson Engineering Call to
BLOOD HOUND, Losr in Treas-
ure Island I behind Brewsk.'s.
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
CAT- Dorresii snort naired
while, male wtDrown spois
Sun 5,21/06. Vic Laurel
Oaks Sun-Div 863-674-5715
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th- St. &
SW 6th Ave: near the Victory
634-7711 or 467-2888' ,
WALLET, Black, means, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
'hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good 'home only
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
BrSl est mtrby
LaBELLE- Fri&Sat6/2 & 6/3
8am-? 545 2nd Ave. off
Belmont St. Furniture, baby
items, clothes, misc & much
LABELLE- Sat, June 3
691 Bennett Ave.
Lots of Odds & Ends
Fid It faster. Sell It soon-
WIn hec dlasitedt
LaBelle, Sat. June 3rd 8am-
?, 234 Clay SI Tools, Fsri-
ing equipment, Household,
Free flower pois. plastic 3
Dies & plants Everylhing is
Cheap & loi: of Misc
LaBelle, Sat June 3rd.
83am- pm 266 5r Ave. LaSI
nouse on let. Belminl
& Msi ilrrms
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-,
Backhoes, Loaders; Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National. Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
.tance; Associated Training
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.For Weddings, Parties,
Banquets & Quinceaneras. Call
Se HaDla Espanoi
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
preferred. CDL a plus.
C & B FENCING INC.
Must have experience, Drivers
License & transportation
(863)673-2872 ask for Clay
FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL
Full Time positions for
Correctional Feeding Program
Food Production Exp.
Clean Background and Drug
Screening required for
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Tree Trimming ,
Shaping & Topping
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Marine Contracting Group is
hiring general laborers and
carpenters (dock building) .
for marine construction work
in Labelle and Charlotte
County. We offertop wages
based on experience, paid
holidays and vacation.
In Metal Roofs Mandatory.
Please call (863)674-5775
KIWANIS THRIFT STORE
2 openings, Part-time Cashier
& Part-time Delivery Person.
For information on job de-
scriptions orto apply, stop
by the Thrift.store.
LABORERS: For Landscape &
Lawn Maintenance. Good pay.
Benefits included: Company
Payed Medical, Life & Dental.
(954)605-6951 or e-mail:
MAINTENANCE MEN NEEDED
Mowing, Hedging, Trimming,
etc. Call forinfo. John Layton
Needed to work on equipment.
Pay rate from $17 to $22
hrly depending exp. Good in-
surarie & pension. Work out
of Lehigh Acres.
239-369-1000 or Fax
resume to 239-368-1280
SCALE OPERATOR and
Now being hired at
Ortona Sand Company
YOU A MORE INFORMED
jo wonder newpapep
leaders r re more popular
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle. Clewiston and
i t Roo Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
|nd j0 %l 27 restaurants throughout South
and Construction, Inc. I Florida and are hiring energetic,
I FREE ESTIMATES I:: honest, and responsible individuals.
| Metal Pools Re-Roofo Roof Repairs I We offer:
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Office (.63) w5 47045 : -Mdi nd .Lfa, ce '
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CARPET .ND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 863-983-4224
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HANDYMAN REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE Southern Management Corporation
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Drug Free Workplace EOE
(Office Clerks, General -I L1)
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK (#64081579)
BRIGHTON RESERVATION Front desk clerical position at Glades
SCounty Health Department in Moore Haven;
High School Diploma or GED medical records & computerwork experience
minimum one (1) year exp. helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Accounting exp., invoices/ Background screening/fingerprinting required.
purchase orders, knowledge EEO/AA. Apply on line:
of & ruCall Alina@863-946-07xC208.
phone & Customer service skills. for more details
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
u NFeeded in Immokale Ien
3 + yrs. experience in Human Resources,
Has openings for the following positions: Know basic of FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA:
Operator Trainee Wastewater at the Lee/Hendry Landfill hiring/recruiting, benefits and training.
n Felda -3 positions And rivers, Class A CDL and Strong workethic nd A+ Computer Skills a
For additional information and online application go to: (Creole/English/Spanish) a plus.
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The Following Positions Will Be Open Until Filled.
Positions are Full Time With:
Medical Benefits, Retirement, Sick and Vacation Leave.
Custodian: Must be able to work evenings.
SMust have a valid driver's license.
Staff Assistant 1: Must have good communication skills & basic
: computer knowledge. Bookkeeping knowledge is a plus.
'Must be independent and able to multitask.
SA High School Diploma or GED required.
Electrical Inspector: Must have 8 yrs. experience with
Lifeguard: Openings at East Recreation in Harlem for
Summer Program. $9-$12/hour. Applications available & accepted
*atiSPb-Office, Civic Center and Harlem'Office in Clewiston
and Personnel Office In LaBelle.
Must be certified in 1st Aid/CPR prior to employment.
SMechanic 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 a Class B aner s license.
.Must have a High School Diploma or GED Both located in Clewislon
GIS Coordinator: For the LaBelle office. Must have
Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university in
Computer science, geography or related field with considerable
experience in the use of geographic information systems or
8 years equivalent experience.
STreatment Plant Operator: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. Must have a
valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED required.
Possession of a Class A, B, or C Water Treatment Plant Operator's
License as issued by the State of Florida.
Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee: For Pt. LaBelle Utilities.
Must have a valid driver's license. A High School Diploma or GED
required. A water treatment plant operator's license is not required
prior to employment, but within reasonable timing a Class A, B or C
Water Treatment Plant Operator's License issued by the
State of Florida will need to be acquired.
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The Seminole Casino is a Drug-free Workplace
CDL Class A
Florida Communiit Bank
Part-time Custodian and
Sue Williams at
155 North Bridge Street
Part-time for Children's
Medical Services office in
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benefits. Prefer bilingual
and medical background.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASST.
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HomeOwners! BAD CREDIT
PLEASE APPLY! BK's, late
mortgage payments, Fico
scores to 4751 24-hour ap-
provals. NO Payments until
July 1st. FL Licensed Mort-
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
CUSTOM HOME DESIGN &
Specializing in Country
Old Florida style homes.
30 yeas experience
Ac:uralely t Economicall
The classlleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
Tutoring in Word, Evcel,
Power Point, Access.n '
Will design spread sheets
etc upon request
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double snooling, set-up,
up-grades. yslems bull
lulorng Win 95 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Music for all occasions:
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ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
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if qualified. Call
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept: at
Cheryl Jameson at
Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
SDIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or'
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
hunting license $5.00; Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
Shave a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Booknow! Days
Also do handyman jobs
Excellent rates, License
Rob & Karen (863)517-2077
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
INJURED? HURT? FRIGHT-
ENED? Call for a lawyer
Now! 24 Hours Protect your
legal Rights A-A-A ATTOR-
NEY Referral Service All Ac-
cident, Injury & Death Claims
Auto, Bike, Mall, Shopping
Centers, Pedestrian, Chil-
$14,900. Extensive range of
sizes. Front end optional.
INSTALLATION- Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
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.
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
male, fawn fern., shots cur-
rent, make offer.
(863)675-3729 M-F, 9-6
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545,
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixtuie 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C- For Travel Trailer. Dual
Therm '05 i2rn 1 phjst.
1500 BiUL Used 1/2 yr
A/C,UNITS- 3 Ion, Air & heal,
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTIJ 5 1-8,000
BTU's wiremole Bolr new
:$400. will sep 863-675-8182'
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2 5 Ion 3 ion 1,700 for'
both or will separate.
DRESSING TABLE S MIRROR
AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
lion, btoh lor $175 or best.
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or.will
ill epa3rile 86jb)675-05C5 l
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL:- 18.6 cu-
bic ft., -roi. ies.wri e, $75.
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion; 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva ,FL
WASHER & DRYER: 6 mo's.
old. Excellent condition. $450.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
WASHER OR DRYER
$100 each, 1 yr warranty
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
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(3-400):Racing & Comic. late
80s early90s Exc. cond. $400
XP with mouse & keyboard
COMPAO PASARIO, Windows
98. Just upgraded New CD
Burner eli: 1200
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win 'P Home Eddlion.
DVD Player.CD Burner, dis-
kehe $550 (8631946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaii e.c
ionil Win XP Pro, DVD plyr.
CD burner, many e'rias
$450 neg 1i86r3946.3769
Printer 6100 Minrlia. Ous,
magi coor 1 400
BAR L-srjped with 2 bar-
S10015 Wciud jrid lEadlhrer 44"
nigh 22" wid ;' jn 5'
lenlris. [.151) l863Ji 12-9233
BEDROOM SUITE- Kinig sz
BlU k w/gray contemporary
style. Lois ol mirrors. Nice
$800 neg 863)634-7895
BR SUITE- W :ker queen il:e
headboard nile stana, iheSI
CHAIR, Wing Backed. Small.
Pretty ood conjilion ,20 ) or
bDl rioner (831675- 4-01
CHAIRS 14)1 Dirinq or game
tl3 ie, rice oii wrile labric,
callers. ;wivel Ill W oak. arms
& Inm. $.100 (8631357-3779
CHINA CABINET. Solid wooa
fi p w.'5 snieilps Hard
Made Musl see' $650
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
diiion 1 25 LeBelle
DINING ROOM SET Enlerlin.
meri ctr & Living room set.
1.650 Will separate
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- [Djry
wood, Lihtiled & los I01
rielvei 6 5'6 5' Lle new,
'il5U rieu 8t.:!|467-7..hi3,
FUTON, white, rwin upper lull
S(863)6,5-3032, 2241 HHo-
GLASS TOP TABLE W/'4
CHAIRS- brarn, new .125
LIVING ROOM SET 3-piece, 2
lovseadlS & 1 chair Good
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King S:e 175 or
bel otter 18kj3165-6142
MATTRESS- King Size $25
RECLINER- Bar3c Lounger
PRetal $9010 Like neiw Wood
arms & Side Ligil [an
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150; (863)946-0749,
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, '$50
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-'
VENITIAN BLINDS. (5 ) 29
*Wd0 121 60" wide 1S2 u will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
'$500 (863)675-7105 or
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
WHEELCHAIR Pr:wri with leg
analnmieni, lool: pile, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
-'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
MIN-PIN,PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, 75 18631675 4981
PUPPY, Puggle, ternale, hor-
ey Ian w/b'lak on lace ipa-
pers 6 mos Playlul House
rained $400 (8631634--6184
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000 Will sep-
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable. shois & vet
(ri ecked $475
Double Sink, Slainless steel,
33" 22", wall na.rdware, hos-
Sc 5 garDage daiposal $45.
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando $75 239)246-3549
POOL TABLE, American Her-
iaqe Blue Fell Top $1200 or
Dest oiler 786-229-8822 or
CASSETTE TAPES- Olde's Bul
Godie';, Appro. 60 $25.
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN 55"
Floor Model I:renmole ASk-
ing J600 or besi otier.
8-1511 LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
DRILL PRESS: $150
GENERATOR Hoielile LR.,
41510 wan, 895 rip 120/240
vi:ll 142 hrs $450
GENERATOR. Coleman, Pow-
-r Male M. 3000 ori carl
will cmonufri Irale 'I'Z5
HEDGE TRIMER, STIHL, Mod-
el HL 7',K '.150
(86 I1675-0199 LaBelle
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000 asking $800 or best
WEED EATER, STIHL Model
KITCHEN CABINETS. Used.
uppers & lowers. Ior garage
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
S Call Anytime
This handsome water wheel
will create an instant focal
point and add the relaxing
sound of falling water to a
backyard retreat. Full-size
patterns for all the curves and
angles simplify construction.
The completed water wheel
is 3 feet in diameter.
Water Wheel plan
(No. 891)... $9.95
Water Wheels Package
2 plans'incl. 891
(No. C140)... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Farm EqIIp ent
ChritmFas Tdrees r45
Farm Produas 820
Farm Servicea '
Farm'Sugp '; ',
Services Wuante4 a~f
Fertilizer -. .-. 3."
H rosess -, .-"840
Pb 'dtry/S -ppIf,'.88
Seedi/Plants :/ :
FJiwers ? 8685 .
APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spol, 12yo. easy keeper
good feet, good ground
HORSE TRAILER- Older moo-
el, 2 nose,.New floor. $650.
OLD SORREL GELDING. 2
yrs, very gentle, no bad hab-
its. saddle & bridle broke all
shots. $1000 (8631673-0065
OLD SORREL MARE, 8 yrs,
very gentle, good [or any rier.
railers well, all vaccinations.
Palamino Paint Gelding. 6
years old, 15 nands, used tor
trail. loads, ties. good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lOTS 01 silver 15'
seat. & 17" seal $1000 will
FINISH MOWER. Bush Hog.
5', Excellent condition. $700
or oDel offer. (863)697-3008
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck
elect start Runs perfect
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
RIDING MOWER- Snapper.
42" cut. Good condition
Needs a slarler. $175
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Greal shape. 5550
TroyBilt Tiller 8np, $600. Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200. Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200. Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50
CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
18 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 1,2006
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent.- 930
Land -Rent 935
Resort Property- ,
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
LaBelle, 2BR/1BA Located on
Okeechobee River. Galed
property. Completely furnished
w/washer& dryer. Patio &
dock. 1 yr. lease. No children
or pets please. Non-smoking
env.$1000/mo., 1st &. last
Industrial Space for Lease
1080 Commerce Dr. Labelle
4000sf shop w/48v power
& 2T ioist plus 2500sf rence
d yard, 750st Oiire
looking for peace
and quiet? 3BR/2BA
- home.. situated on
approx., .5 ac.
Screened porch, and
.pe r, deck Nc,
pant ant-nd till [I,-,or-.
Larg .'.:, kho.:.p and
$900/m. Call Eric at
Century, '21 Sunbehlr
Large 2BR, 1BA; old Florida
home, w/room air, near Taco
Bell, NO PETS, References &
Lease, $750 mo., $750 sec.
LAZY TRANCH:3 Bdrm.,
$1500 dep i 110 weekly
LaBelle- 5 Acres- corner lot,
Gre.sceni Ave SW & Fay St.
New Ig unil, avail air
ean urnit alarmed area
leru.ed, 7 well iignlied.
s.pac:e IrT Doal.. I i ler,
RV & trucks. Manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr.,
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE --
Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. 5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl
-tax. 8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl.
tax. 10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl.
tax 8'x20'20' $85.60 mo.
incl. tax 24 hr access $25
returnable key deposit.
Property Sale '1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Country Village 2br, 1ba,
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4
~ Move In Today!--
INewly renovated, near schls.,
Large yards, Mew S/S Appl
4/2 @$175,000. or
3/1 i $142,000
Call owner 863-673-5071
By owner 20+ aires ri Muse
or Ferhwood Lane. $25k per
acie Call for details
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opporiu-
ripie: t1 own your own tarm,
rani.n woodland or lakelrorin
nomeslead Old Floridd at its
best' Still altordable' Call
If you like peace and quiet, this
is the place for you, 7.08
acres of cleared land with
scattered oak and cabbage
trees.3 miles north of LaBelle.
LeBelle, 2 acres For those
who love there privacy.
Great for horses. Build.your.
dream home or bring your
Mobile home to'this unique
0(ldiionr in LeBelle Just 3
mi. west o0 lown Oil Hwy
S81 on Phillips Rd 226 30'w
6385'o $155,000 neg
'PALM DALE, 10 acres of
vacant land, very peaceful &
private, nice oaks; high & dry
on paved road. Private owner.
Double Lot w/Mobile Home.
helps you understand the
world around you.
Port LaBelle Lot, .25 acre, in
growing area, close to
" schools, $46,000 neg. Call
WEST OF LABELLE: Off 80
Nice 1/4'acre home site.
Close to Ft. Myers & Lehigh
w/Alva address. $38,888.
By Owner. (239)699-7405
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL'
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
PROPERTIES W/ SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS. CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate..
BENT TREE Golf and Tennis,
Galed Community in rne
Norin Georgia Mourtiaini
w ih Clubhl)use Pools Lake.
STables Homes and Lots
available Crali, Inc.
(8001822-1966 www cral-
EASTERN TN MOUNTAINS
Amazing rolling visa views
1 to 5 acre parcels from the
$40's Grand Opening Event
6/2 6/4, Planned club-
house, nature trails. 1 hr
from Chattanooga. 2 hrs
from Nashville. Call for appt
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IlJ
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAIfli Lan., Homes.
Commercial & Inviestmeni
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
(800)820-7829 www lane-
baerreally (om, lane-
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying proper y in the Blue
Ridge Mounlains ol NC" Call
Active Really today at
18001979-5556 or viSil our
website. ai www.ActiveReil-
MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Atfordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
1877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
'E R T 'I E S8
N.C. Mountain Sale No Pay-
menis 1st Year" Weslern NC
Mountains near Brevard/
Cashiers Area 2- 11 ac
Streams, Great Views. Limit-
ed Time Offer. McKeough
NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
75 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available, at
$59,000 wvillne down Per-
leci lor log cabin. Tnls one
won j lasi Call today
(8001699-1289 or www.riv-
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more:
1/2 to. 3 acres from the
S$40's. Minutes to historic
Euf.aula. Call owner
North Carolina 10 acre Gated
Equestrian Community with
riding trails. Never before of-
fered with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts. 90%
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
NORTH GEORGIA New Homes
in a Gated Mountain Com-
munity nestled in the foothills
of theAppalachians. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools. For info
TENNESSEE GRAND OPEN-
ING! Swan Ridge Lake Re-
sort, a p-rivate,, gated.
lommuriily wiln both lake.
view and mounldiilnview
oromesile'; Lois siariing al
$29 900 CALL TODAPI
LAKEFRONT Private lake-
front or view retreats Rolling
hills mril climate. l t1 over
40 acre siues from $40K On
the border 90 min 1o Nash-
vile. Pnase II selling now,
Owner (866)339 4966
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres wiar
lrunlage on very large pfis.
tine cree', very prv.ate ,e-
iclieni ishlnn, canuoeln.],
,oo diacces' rnrar Hlew Riv.
e[ Trail Slale Par, 139.500
www mounitansolvA corn
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,991
MI views uees rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borderS
BLM. Picluresque homesite
at 6.700' elevanon Horse-
back riding. hiking. hunting.
Pertect family rancn. elec-
iriciry 100% financing
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home-Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Mobile Home Space ior rent
Year must be at1le3it1996 or
Newer Si:e 12'-40 or Larger
ILarger prelerredl Incluldes
waieT. elenc I: root:-
up &, gartbae removal
LaBelle, 3 BR, 1 Ba. Fenced,
No pets $200 wl, wllsl, last
wk's & sec. Must have ref's &
credit check (8631675-1010
EVERHIGH- 5 acres secluded,
Oaks & pines, east of La-
Belle, 16 x 80, $150,000 or
best offer (863)675-1264
LABELLE- 1/2 acre, 3/2, 24 x
50 pole. barn,.195 G R'd,
$75,000 or best offer
MONTURA-1 1/4 acre fenced,
3/2, $54,500 or best'offer
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
SALE! Call for FREE Color
Jet Stdkis 3015,
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
AIR BOAT- asking price
'$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
PRO CRAFT 1984,17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150'Johnson GT. $2500.
RV AT WHISPER CREEK- 55
'years ol or older. $250, per
5TH,WHEEL PLATE- lor pick-
up Iruchi 1 125
BOAT TRAILER. doublee adle
wilr lileJ $200 (239-110-3784
APRILIA RS50 2003 eng
swaped 0or 3 250 2 stroke
run i drives ei $2500
BMW K75 RT '92- 0K ,miles
paia $350i0 asing .$2500 lrm
(8363)3--9620 OKee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sporisier, Bell drive, alol 01
chrome, big 1ank & big seat.
SUZUKI 85L '04- lOhrs, like
new. $2000 j86.3)63-1-0856
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ACURA LEGEND '92 21 V6
5 speed -1 door. needs some
work $2500 or besI offer.
CHEVY CAVALIER, '96.- Auto-
matic, V6. 2.4L 2dr, green,
CD, a 1c, $1250 Call,
DODGE NEON-'98, 4, new
tires. Good condition: Runs
DODGE SHADOW '92 Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500- or best offer.
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tint. Runs good.
$1000. or best' offer.
I Pb ic No ice
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call-
.NEONS '96-(2) $800 FOR
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible Truck. Please call
CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
or best offer, can. be seen at
E & E Automotive, 3585 N
,' 441. '
BEDLINER for full size Ford:
'Pick up Truck. e'cel $100
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
FRONT BUMPER GUARO.
chrome, w/lighl guards lor
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94,
Runs goop. New tires Fronl
end damage $400 or oesI
RIMS For S-10 Iruck. 18' >
7 1/2" brand new never on
truck. asking i700.
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum. w/covers
lor '99 and up Ford, 8 lug
TONNEAU COVER, A R E. F-
Oerglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, while. $500
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass.
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. AsKing $450 neg
TRANSMISSION, Heavy Duty.
Dbl Clutch 10 sod. Spicer
Recently rebuilt Only $850
VOLVO GLE ;'70 '85- body
good engine need wiring.
parts only $300 firm
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd. 4 yl. 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just needs a iinle TLC
$1400 neg 1863)675-6142
FORD F150 '89. Runs good
needs body work. $900 or
oest oiler. (8631357-0223
alter 6 p.m.
FORD F250 '86. 454 engine
only 3 years old A/C & cd.
Greal woik Iuck,. good condi-
lion. $3000 (863)357-3313
FORD F250 '91, Wilh Reading
ullity bed Rebulll motor as is
$3500 neg. 1863167;4-0416
FORD RANGER YLP 88, 5sp.
runs & looi.s good $1700
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 or best other
SINGLE AXLE TRIR- with a 9'
x 7 flat bed truck body on it,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider $300
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great Runs, a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
p or (863)674-0837
DODGE 1992 CONVERSION
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Siation.
Caplins Seals. A.C Good
rind $2400i 1i3)634-885J.
FORD AEROSTAR '94- n-eed
rocker panels $1500
Ford E350 Bo. Van, 01 511
V8. 15' D.,. wm anic. loadi i
ramp. 45. mi $14,500 ieg
Ford Hightop Van 89, V8
soia bed. tow pkg 1781
miles. $2000 LaBelle Area
(8631675-4970 iv. msg
FORD VAN 1500- $350
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER SE 1996,; Pas, Mini Van
1I4K rjew tires Very 1oold
ornd FM.'Cass. A-C. P.W. v6
C/C. Till Silver w.'grey int
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
Ileds and make your
clean no a breeze
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137126 CB 6/11/06
Register for PSN saving is a
Officials urge Persons with Spe-
cial Needs to register now, before a
hurricane or other emergency
The Special Needs Program cov-
ers both Hendry and Glades coun-
ties and is designed for those who
have special physical needs and/or
medical needs and may require
shelter assistance in the event of an
emergency. Registration is encour-
aged now. It may be too late to call
for help when the hurricane is bear-
ing down or there is some other
The Special Needs Program
cannot provide 24-hour skilled
care. Therefore, it is strongly recom-
mended that individuals seek safe
haven with family, friends, or evac-
uate area to be impacted. The PSN
shelter is at the Muse Community
Center. Previous PSN shelters (at
John Boy Auditorium and VFW
10100) are no longer available: All
Persons with Special Needs in both
counties will go to the Muse shelter.
Just like all other shelters it is not
comfortable and much preparation
is needed to make transitions. The
following criteria must be met:
A caregiver must accompany,
and remain with, the Special Needs
Client for the entire time spent at
Each individual must supply
his or her own rion-perishable
food,, water, bedding, medicines
and medical equipment necessary.
Make sure to start putting together
hurricane supplies now including
things to keep you occupied such
as books, magazines and games as
well as flashlights, radios, batteries
and extra clothes.
Also, no pets are allowed at
the PSN shelter (with the exception
of service animals). Please make
sure you have a plan for your ani-
mals before the storm hits.
The PSN shelter, is a safe build-
ing only, with emergency electrical
power, not a medical center. It is a
refuge of last resort.
Persons with Special Needs or
their caregivers should call the fol-
lowing agency as soon as possible
to request the Special Needs Regis-
tration form. Please call Hendry
County Emergency Management at
612-4700 or 983-1594.
Come to VBS
at First Baptist
Arctic Edge: Where Adventure
Meets Courage: Trekkin' north
through Alaska to the Arctic Region
in a land of contrast and extremes
requires courage to face harsh con-
ditions. Courage is the virtue that
makes other virtues like integrity,
compassion, and honesty, possible.
This trip will take place: June 5-9
from 9 a.m.-noon at First Baptist
Church, 330 N. Main Street.
A volunteer position as a court-
appointed juvenile arbitrator for the
20th Judicial Circuit in LaBelle is
available. This person will be
responsible for imposing sanctions
on first-time juvenile offenders. If
interested, please call 239-458-7088.
First Bank of Clewiston
employees are helping young
people understand the impor-
tance, of .saving their money.
Third graders at Upthegrove Ele-
mentary took their turn learning
that even the coins add up. On.
May 17, a, special promotion
called "Small Change Can Turn
Into Big Dreams" took Branch
Operations Officer Susan Hill to
UES. Bank officers also headed
out to elementary schools in
LaBelle, Clewiston and Alva
.with information and a short
video all about coins.
Each student was given a
miniature bank bag to help
inspire them to save their money
over the summer. Ms. Hill
impressed the students with a
perfect example of just how
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
UES teachers Meagan Greenleaf, Melanie Holt and Beverly Stinnett's third grade classes
gathered for a picture after the presentation. Ms. Holt, left, and Susan Hill are pictured kneel-
ing with a whole bunch of new savers.
quickly coins can,add up. UES recently when they donated Cancer Society's Relay for Life,
students amazed themselves spare change to the American for'a total of $1,715.53.
Edison College dental hygiene grads excel
For the eleventh straight year,
graduates of Edison College's Den-
tal Hygiene program passed their
national board exams at first sitting.
Fifteen of the 17 graduating stu-
dents had never worked in a dental
office before enrolling in the pro-
The Dental Hygiene program
was started in 1995 with the finan-
cial support of area dentists. Gradu-
ates have consistently achieved a
100 percent passing rate on the
national board exam, with scores
in the top 15 percent of the nation
each year. Eighteen students are
accepted into the program annual-
ly, making the admissions process
highly competitive. Students com-
plete 98 college credits, including
approximately 1,000 clinical hours
over a two-year period. The Dental
Hygiene and Dental Assisting pro-
grams are accredited by the Ameri-
can Dental Association.
Edison's Lee Campus houses a
16-station dental lab where stu-
dents, working with dental clinical
supervisors, provide oral checkups,
and teeth cleaning services to the
community for a $15 fee.
Karen Molumby, Coordinator of
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assist-
ing Programs, was elated with the
news. When asked about the pro-
gram's success she responded,:
"The program has the best staff..
They are.hardworking and dedicat-
ed, just like our students."
For information on the program
or to make a dental appointment,
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