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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Creation Date: December 27, 2007
Publication Date: 1972-
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Letter to Edir

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Delivering Western Hendry County's News Since 1922


Almanac

Get informed at
Speaker's Corner
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
at Barron Park, the public is in-
vited to Speaker's Corner, the
place to speak your mind, voice
your concerns and find an-
swers in an entertaining and in-
formative setting. Musicians are
invited to come and jam with
Will and the The Alleycats. Be
entertained with music and be
informed by the Spoken Word.
Following the guidelines of
Speaker's Corner in Trafalger'
Square, in England, you are in-
vited to "sound off" and speak
your truth. There are three sim-
ple rules.
1. You cannot evoke a riot.
2. You cannot take money.
3. You cannot insult the
queen.
Moderated by Brenda L.
Goodwin, the first topic of dis-
cussion affects our home and
property rights: the proposed
Constitutional Amendment 1.
Members from the property
appraiser's office have been
invited to participate. Come
early, create a discourse with
our elected officials for needed
answers.
Speaker's Corner, is a gath-
ering of concerned citizens of
Hendry and adjoining coun-
ties focusing on local, state and
national issues. We, the people
are required to hold our elected
officials to the sacred oath of
their office. Don't forget: Speak-
er's Corner, every Wednesday,
7 p.m. at Barron Park,

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have a truck that weighs over
5,000 pounds empty weight,
your tags expire on Dec. 31. The
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reopen until Jan. 2.
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Donna 863-675-2993. Perfor-
mances will be Feb. 7, 8, 9, 10
& 14, 15, 16, 17, 2008.

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Social Security
If you have questions about
Social Security or Supplemental
Security Income or need help
in completing an application
for old age, disability and sur-
vivors insurance; Medicare o
Supplemental Security Income
benefits, call 1-800-772-1213.
The Fort Myers office is open
Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. till 4 p.m. except on na-
tional holidays. If you prefer,
you may meet with a represen-
tative at the United Way House
in LaBelle, 117 Fort Thompson
Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 8. from 9
a.m. until noon.
The Medicare toll free line
is 1 (800)633-4227. Callers
can talk to a customer service
representative in English or
Spanish between 9 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. local time, Monday
through Friday. Information is
also available on the Internet at
www.Medicare.gov or www.
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Road projects in line for 2008


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Transportation is a key el-
ement in any area's growth.
Bringing people and goods to
and from the area quickly and
safely is essential for the county
to thrive. To that end, the coun-
ty commission has approved
changes in the Level of Service
(LOS) for key county roads. LOS
describes the flow of vehicles
on a particular road: A= Free
flow; B=Reasonably free flow;
C=Stable flow; D=Approaching


unstable flow; E=Unstable flow;
F=Forced or breakdown flow.
In September, the commis-
sion directed staff to prepare the
necessary amendments to the
comprehensive plan to change
the LOS for SR 82, SR 80 and SR
29.
At their last board meeting on
Dec. 11, Hendry County com-
missioners amended the Com-
prehensive Plan to change the
LOS for the rural portion of SR
80 from B to C; the rural portion
of SR 29 from B to C; SR 82 from
B toC.


The board also updated the
Future Functional Classification
Map showing roadways that
have been designated on the
Florida Intrastate Highway Sys-
tem (FIHS), Strategic Intermodal
System (SIS) and Emerging SIS
by the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT). The goal
of Strategic Intermodal System is
to improve mobility and access
to markets.
Hendry County is part of the
Heartland Rural Areas of Critical
Economic Concern, which is in-
tended to improve mobility and


Christmas rodeo: A fun way to help kids


access to markets with the aid of
SIS. Situated close to Southwest
Florida International Airport, SR
82 has become a major growth
corridor. The amendment is
also intended to make the Traf-
fic Circulation Element and the
Long Range Transportation Plan
consistent with FDOT's plans to
widen SR 82, which is a hurri-
cane evacuation route, connects
1-75 in Lee County with SR 29,
it provides access to Fort Myers,
FGCU, Southwest Florida Intern-
tiaonal Airport, the Seminole
Tribe of Florida, Immokalee and


Big Cypress. Reservations and
the Town of Ave Maria. In 2006,
traffic volumes on SR 82 ranged
from 9,400 to 20,600 daily and
several major intersections along
SR 82 were at unacceptable lev-
els of service. Crash rates are
also higher than for similar roads
statewide, according to FDOT in-
formation.
The amendments to Hendry
County's Comprehensive Plan
will designate that all state roads
in the county's urban areas
See Roads Page 2


Pioneer fights



two fires at once


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Area firefighters responded
to two house call fires Friday
morning, Dec. 21, almost di-
rectly across the street from
each other.
A single wide trailer at 3505
Homestead Ave. in Pioneer
Plantation was the first to be
called in. According to Pio-
neer Volunteer Fire Chief Edith
Timms, the fire ws originally
called in to her personally at 6
a.m. but she directed the caller


Submitted photos/Bill Warren
The Bull-Pit Outreach Ministry had a Christmas rodeo at the rodeo grounds Saturday
night, Dec. 15. They did not charge anyone to get in. They asked everyone who came to
bring an unwrapped toy to be collected as they came in. In conjunction with the Salva-
tion Army these toys were distributed to needy children here in the LaBelle area around
Christmas day. There was a lot of excitement as there was bull riding, barrel racing all
the things you'd expect at a rodeo. There was what was called mutton busting. This was
a small child riding on the back of a sheep. This was really fun to watch. There was calf
riding also for the kids who were a little older. All in all it was a fun night, but the best
part was yet to come in the form of a lot of needy kids getting some Christmas toys on
Christmas Day.


These little cowpokes had a great view of the show perhaps gathering some of the
tricks of the rodeo trade for future reference?


to 911 for immediate response.
Firefighters left at 6:04 a.m.
While enroute to the trailer
fire, Assistant Fire Chief Ray-
mond Timms observed the
second fire, at a cinder block
home located at 1200 Home-
stead Ave. and called LaBelle
Fire Department in for assis-
tance. Both homes were fully
involved, Chif Timms said.
Firefighters from Pioneer, La-
Belle and Montura-Flaghole re-
sponded to the incidents.
See Fires Page 2


Rural land study


commissioned


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their Dec. 11 meeting in
LaBelle, the Hendry County
commissioners authorized a
Rural Agricultural Land Study
to assess the location of prime
agricultural lands and plan for
growth. A committee ranked
the three top firms to perform
the study: RWA, Inc., DBS Con-
sulting and Glatting Jackson.
Commissioner McCarthy said
he would refuse to use any firm
that is tied to any ongoing de-
velopment in the county in or-
der to circumvent any possible
conflict of interest. Staff will go
back and research that aspect,
then return to the board in Jan-
uary with a final ranking.
Meeting dates
The board voted to have its
Harlem meeting next year on


July 8 and its Pioneer meeting
on Oct. 14. Its first meeting in
November will fall on Veterans
Day, so the. board will meet
Wednesday, Nov. 12, instead.
Again, there will be no board
meetings in June next year and
the second meetings in Novem-
ber and December will be can-
celled due to the holidays. The
Nov. 12 meeting will be held in
Clewiston as usual; however,
the Dec. 9 meeting will be held
in LaBelle
A joint Hendry-Glades.
meeting will be planned for
the spring, which will include
discussion on an Oxbow golf
course and the Hendry-Lee
joint meeting will be in the fall.
Dates are pending.
In other business:
Commissioner Maddox
See County Page 2


EDC presents packed program


Annual meeting,
awards
After having to postpone the
Economic Development Coun-
cil's annual event scheduled for
October, the organization pro-
vided an interesting and valu-
able luncheon on November
19 at the John Boy Auditorium.
Coinciding with the Legislation
Delegation Meetings in Hendry
& Glades Counties, that same
day, the citizens of Hendry and
Glades were given ample op-
portunity to connect and net-
work with business peers and
elected officials.
The program began with a


short review of the annual re-
port on activities and accom-
plishments of the Economic
Development Council office.
Election of new board mem-
ber, Glenda Wilson, Executive
Director of the Hendry Region-
al Medical Center Foundation,
and introduction of new board
members Emily Ankeney, Real-
tor, Broker Assistant at South-
ern Land Investments and
Real Estate, and Tuesday Tritt,
Vice President of First Bank in
LaBelle. Officers for the new
fiscal year are Chairman Kevin
Thomas of CHL Homes; Vice
Chair Jeni Dyess of Florida
Community Bank; Second Vice
Chair Danielle Toms of Glades


Electric Cooperative; Secretary
Cheryl Eby-Gutjahr of Rawls
Real Estate; and Treasurer Scott
Royal of the Royal Companies.
Following the short busi-
ness meeting the Business and
Industry Recognition Awards
ensued. Nominated by their
peers awards were granted
two Hendry County businesses
based on the positive econom-
ic impact they provided to Hen-
dry County. This year's winners
were:
Discovery Day Academy,
Inc. a new business located in
Clewiston. Opening their doors
at the beginning of the cur-
See EDC Page 2


Submitted photos
From left: EDC Executive Director Janice Groves, Buddy Taylor
of Gator Hammock, winner of Business and Industry Award for
2007, and new EDC Board Chairman Kevin Thomas.


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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 27, 2007


The cinderblock home at 1200 Homestead Ave. was engulfed
in flames Friday morning, Dec. 21. Three fire departments re-
sponded to this and a fire across the street. Both are consid-
ered "suspicious."


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From left: EDC Executive Director Janice Groves, Elizabeth
Garcia and Kristy Bristol of Clewiston's Discovery Day Acad-
emy, winner of Business and Industry Award for 2007, and
new EDC board chairman Kevin Thomas.


This single wide trailer, at 3505 Homestead, across the street
from the cinderblock home, was also gutted by fire Friday
morning, Dec. 21.


Fires
Continued From Page 1
Both residences seemed to be
vacant at the time of the fires. The
trailer is owned by Raul and Katia
Caballe Martinez of Hialeah. The
cinderblock house is owned by
Jose Dominguez of Miami. It has
a for sale sign at the front of the


Roads
Continued From Page 1
- specifically LaBelle and Clew-
iston will have a LOS standard
of C at peak hours. It will set
the minimum acceptable level
of service for state roadways in
rural Hendry County designated
as FIHS, SIS or emerging SIS on
the Future Traffic Circulation Map
as: US 27 B; SR 80 (two lanes)
C; SR 82 C; SR 29 C, and multi-
lane state roads B. The LOS for all
county roads in Hendry is C.
Eventually, SR 82 is planned to
be a six-lane arterial roadway.


property.
Chief Timms said both fires
are being called "suspicious" and
the fire marshal is investigating
them.
Anyone with information on
either of the fires is asked to con-
tact the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office at 983-1440 in Clewiston or
674-4060 in LaBelle, or Pioneer
Fire Department at 983-9533.


The following County Insen-
tive Grant Program, Small County
Road Assistance Program and
Small County Outreach Program
projects have been fully funded
for Hendry County in fiscal year
2007-08.
Planning, Development and
Engineering for SR 29 from CR
80A to US 27
PD&E for SR 29 from SR 82
to CR 80A
Construction of CR 833 from
Dooley Road to 2.75 south of Keri
Road
Construction of CR 833 from
four miles north of Big Cypress
Reservation to Margarita Curve.


From left: Larry Ford, aide to Sen. J.D. Alexander, State Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley, Sen. Dave Aronberg, Sen. Lar-
cenia Bullard seated for the panel discussion and question
and answer session at the Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment's annual meeting Nov. 19.


EDC
Continued From Page 1
rent school year, they created 8
new jobs for Hendry County and
have a class enrollment of 86,
plus a waiting list. Located near
the three Clewiston elementary
schools Discovery Day Academy
helps working parents by being
strategically located thus enabling
the people they serve time saving
and confidence in knowing their
children are receiving the positive
early learning attention that is so
important in today's society.
Gator Hammock, Inc. of Felda
received recognition for their con-
tinued contribution bringing rec-
ognition to Hendry County. Each
New Years Day, Gator Hammock
hosts a nationwide BBQ cook-
off bringing thousands of people
into Hendry County. Known for
their hot gator sauces, they were
featured several years ago on the
Cooking Channel's programming
Unusual Food Series. Gator Ham-
mock caters quality, delicious
BBQ to many functions through-
out Hendry County.


Hendry County is fortunate
to have these companies and
HCEDC was proud to present
them with the 2007 Business &
Industry Recognition Award.
Because of the scheduled
Legislative Delegation Meetings
held in Hendry & Glades Coun-
ties that day HCEDC took advan-
tage of inviting elected legislators
the opportunity to sit on a panel
discussion during the luncheon.
They (the legislators), provided
the climax of the annual meeting
by making themselves available
for a Q & A session. Represen-
tative Denise Grimsley, Senator
Larcenia Bullard, Senator Dave
Aronberg, and aide to Senator
J.D. Alexander, Larry Ford, an-
swered questions submitted by
luncheon attendees relating to
state funding, rural issues, work-
force and housing issues, focus-
ing on needs for Hendry and our
sister county Glades.
Annual reports were made
available to interested parties.
Anyone wishing a copy may con-
tact the Economic Development
Council office by calling 863-675-
6007.


County
Continued From Page 1
suggested staff revisit buffer types
approved in Hendry County, say-
ing some are not appealing. He
also stated that the clock is run-
ning for the county to get water
and sewer arrangements for the
West Hendry area. He wants staff
to find out if the City of LaBelle
is prepared to go ahead with its
plans. If not the county needs to
make alternate plans, he said.
County Administrator Wayne
O'Neal said staff is putting the
pieces together, including $34
million for the Helms Road Ex-
tension. Commissioner Maddox
replied that water and sewer


is the "big thing now" and the
county needs make its plans. It's
not a "tug of war," he said, it just
needs to get done.
The board voted'to put the
demolition of a county-owned
house on CR 78 out for bids.
Negotiations continue for
the purchase of Courthouse
Square, located behind the jail.
A number of county offices are
already located there. Owners
Royal Consolidated Properties,
Inc., disagrees with the county's
appraisal of the property. The
county has two appraisals for
$6.6 million and $4.3 million
- and can make an offer in be-
tween the two, however, a 4-5
majority vote would be required
to offer more than $4.32 million
for the property. The Royals have


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM
TAX EXEMPTION REFERENDUM
On January 29, 2008, there will be a Hendry County
Referendum on the Ballot all Registered Voter's will
be eligible to vote on the Referendum.
Shall the board of county commissioners of this
county be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art.
VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemp-
tions to new businesses and expansions of existing
businesses?

EXCEPCIONES A AL TASA DE IMPUESTOS AD
VALOREM PARA EL DESAROLLO ECONOMIC
El 29 de Enero 2008, Habra un Referendum del
Condado de Hendry en el boleta y todos Votantes
Registrados podran votar en el Referendum.
Autorizaran al tablero de las comisiones del conda-
do de este condado a conceder, conforme a S. 3, arte.
?VII de la constitution del estado, exenciones de la
contribution territorial a los nuevos negocios y
extensions de negocios existentes?

Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida





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indicated a willingness to reduce
their asking price.
Four hangars at LaBelle Air-
port still require work from Hur-
ricane-Wilma damage. -Two-need
to be demolished and two re-
quire renovations. Work is to be
done one at a time, but ten rent-
ers must move out for the work
to be completed. While the work
is being done, they will be offered
tie-downs for their aircraft.
The board approved a plan
to stagger Construction Licensing
Board members' terms. Current
board members include: Richard
Yoraschek, plumbing contrac-
tor; Lonnie Howard, ,engineer;
Ronald Revels, roofing contrac-
tor; Daryl Cox, air conditioning
contractor; William Smith, elec-
trical contractor, Jim Brownlee,


residential building contractor,
Alan Trask, consumer, Kathleen
Stanley-Lynn consumer; and
Bill Neville, consumer. Members
serve four year terms.Four of the
members' terms will be limited
to one year for 2008, so that af-
terward members' terms will be
staggered.
With the closing of Can-
non Hammock Park, the board
decided to remove all county
equipment that can be moved
and negotiate.with Alico on any
county-owned permanent fix-
tures there.
The next regular meeting of
the county commission will be
in Clewiston on January 8. Meet-
ings begin at 5 p.m.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 27, 2007


Grasscar supports Toys for Tots


It's better to give ..
What a great time of year the holidays seem to bring out the best in folks. At First Bank
of Clewiston the holiday spirit lasts all year long as the bank supports a number of com-
munity efforts. Recently employees at the LaBelle Branch gathered to present a check for
$100,000 to the Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation representing the second
installment of a $500,000 commitment. Pictured from left: Susan Hill, Tuesday Tritt, Roy
Campbell, Joe Shivers, Matt Soud, all from First Bank; Hendry Regional Medical Center
CEO Craig Cudworth and Robbie Castellanos, chairman of the HRMC Foundation.


On Sunday, Dec. 16, Grasscar
ran its second annual Toys for
Tots lawn mower race. This was
also the last race on the track
behind the Rodeo Grounds. The
Rodeo will be expanding their
parking into this area.
In the future Grasscar will be
racing at the Victory Christian
Center on SR 80 in East Fort My-
ers and they are also planning
on holding a few races at the
Hendry County Sheriff's gun
range next year.
Many toys were collected
for the area's needy children.
Hendry County Chairman of the
Toys for Tots program Ronnie
Lee and wife Cathy attended.
Steve Williams, Commander
of the Disabled American Vet-
eran's Chapter 144 of LaBelle,
presented a check for $250.00
for the purchase of toys.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee entered
the Modified Class race with his
custom built "Sheriff's Mower."
Unfortunately Ronnie took a
spill and was unable to com-
plete the race. He's Okay with
only a slightly damaged pride.
The feature race, sponsored
by Don "The Dirtman" Boyd,
was a 25-lap Sportster class
race. John Cagle from Immo-
kAlee won that event. Other
winners were: Drags Justin


Submitted photo/Bob Kirkwood
Pictured from left: Kimberly Boyd, Mike Miller (Grasscar
President), Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Cathy Lee and Bob Kirkwood
attend the Toys for Tots lawn mower race at Grasscar.


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CHS Healthcare announces
the artist winner of the yearly
Holiday Card Contest awarded
to a Collier County student. Ev-
ery year a number of art teach-
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participate in the CHS contest
and submit student artwork.
Linda Cummings, Fine Arts Co-
ordinator for The District School


Board of Collier County coordi-
nates the multi-school effort.
For this year's Holiday card,
CHS Healthcare has chosen one
of Palmetto Ridge High School's
ninth grade students, Karina
Moya, as the winning artist.
Her snowman painting was
extremely well done. Karina's
art teacher, Mrs. Patricia Feipel,


was given a commendation
letter from CHS for her partici-
pation and Karina, the winner
of the contest, was given the
finished, printed holiday card
framed and matted. Karina also
received a plaque as the 2007
CHS Healthcare Holiday Card
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Children from the Country Oaks Scholars Club helped to co-
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CHRISTMAS: This should be one of the holidays that I should feel
the happiest of all, but instead I spend it alone with no one remember-
ing that this should be my day. Instead of being the center of attention
like I should be you push me into a corner and leave me to cry alone.
Instead you celebrate a fat man in a red suit who brings you gifts that
in a couple of days or weeks you will break or lose when I gave you
the most precious gift of all. I gave you LIFE and even ETERNAL LIFE
after death. I Jesus the only begotten son of our Holy Father. He left me
to die for YOU. That is all that I want today on my birthday, is for you
to celebrate ME. You forget me when I NEVER forget you! Even though
you may forget me on my special day, I promise to you on this day I
WILL NEVER FORGET YOU and will LOVE YOU TO DEATH! Merry
Christmas and Happy Birthday to Jesus!

STAYING SAFE: When proceeding east on CR 78, it seems as
though at least a third of the time, one has to wait for a vehicle going
the wrong way on the one way section where Old 78 joins New 78
near Bob Mason Park. With local law enforcement so intent on writ-
ing tickets at stop signs "Unless the wheels completely stop turning,"
their attention might better by directed to this problem.


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Witches Brew


By Pudge Lehman
Got a chance to see all the
entries in the "Light Up LaBelle"
contest the other night. I pity the
poor judges
that have to
pick the win-
ners. There
were some
beautiful light
displays. It
makes me
proud that so many of our town-
folk work so hard to make their
homes spectacular.
When you receive a letter,
address an envelope and stamp


it then slip some paper inside.
SWhen you are in a waiting mode
at the doctor's office or anywhere
you can answer. I just realized
that hardly anyone writes letters
anymore. It's mostly email.
I store my canning jars in the
cupboard with a' piece of card-
board on top of the bottom row
and stack another row on top of
the cardboard. This could be for
anything you don't use frequent-
ly.
Spray your glass baking pans
with oven cleaner, leave on for 30
minutes then scrub. This works
for baked on gunk


Letters to the Editor


Rural counties
not forgotten
Rural counties should not
continue to be short-changed in
Florida's effort to clean up our
environment. The government's
purchase of a 1770-acre grove in
Glades County is just the latest
example of how rural counties
are slowly losing their agricul-
tural jobs and tax base.
Having bought the grove
southeast of Ortona Lock for
$37 million ($22,000 per acre),
SFWMD plans to invest at least
another $100 million convert-
ing the grove into a water qual-
ity treatment facility for nitrogen
removal. That's a worthy ambi-
tion and one sure to create some
new local jobs. But why can't we
make nutrient removal a private
enterprise business that keeps


land on the tax roles and spurs a
new green industry for our rural
counties?
In 2005, University of Florida
researchers reported that the first
six SFWMD Stormwater Treat-
ment Areas (STA's) are doing
their job to eliminate nutrient
pollution from our waters at an
average cost of $350 per pound
of phosphorus removed. That's
more than a hundred times what
farmers spend to buy and apply
phosphorus fertilizers to their
crops and more than ten times
what homeowners spend put-
ting down phosphorus fertiliz-
ers on their lawns and gardens.
Similarly, the proposed Caloo-
sahatchee reservoir will spend
approximately one dollar per
thousand gallons per year for
"effective" water storage to re-
duce periodic high flows to the
estuary. A farmer who currently


grows sugarcane could earn the
same amount of money, approx-
imately $1000 per acre per year,
by storing just three acre-feet of
water.
At $350 per pound of phos-
phorus or per acre-foot of water,
there is clearly a business oppor-
tunity for rural counties. Unfortu-
nately that business is still based
entirely within the government
agencies on public lands rather
than being translated to the pri-
vate sector. SFWMD has started
the ball rolling by developing the
technologies and establishing
an initial market value for land-
based environmental clean-up
services. Now is the time to start
working towards privatization of
these green industries so that the
lands can remain on county tax
roles.
The state needs to assign ma-
jor resources to help develop


new business models so farmers
and rural workers can get started
into the water storage and nutri-
ent removal industry as well as
related opportunities like carbon
sequestration credits. If farmers
and agri-businesses in rural coun-
ties were paid at the same rates
as government currently spends
on these environmental activities
then nutrient removal and water
storage would become a lucra-
tive new services and commodity
market. And like the agricultural
industries development of past
decades, rural support agencies
such as USDA, FDACS, IFAS and
the Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice should be tasked with the
job of helping farmers enter and
compete in these profitable new
markets.
John Capece, Director
Caloosahatchee River
Citizens Association


Birthdays


The Caloosa Belle would
like to extend "Happy Birth-
day" wishes to our readers
celebrating birthdays during
the week of Dec. 27 Jan. 2.
Happy Birthday to:
Dec. 27: Charlie Peacock,
Chuck Porter, Angela Broom,
Dennis Sutton, Callie English,
Charlann Howard, Peggy Wal-
son, Solon Mills, Buster Austin,
Scott Hull, Valda Steed, Shelsy
Marie Gutierrez, Elgin Shore,
Philip Taston, Dee Dee Bauer,
Peggy Sauds, Donna Skoccze-
wski.
Dec. 28: Kristen Wilson,


June Shivers, Amanda Miller,
Meredith Marcum, Rose Wil-
liams, Bias Molina, Jr., Amber
Grigsbey, Joann Neely, Tyler
O'Ferrell, Jonathan Whidden.
Dec. 29: Ernie Clemons,
Mark Risher, Robert Walker,
Mildred Harrisen, Mark Pow-
ell, Leah VanWagner, Kayla
Keller, Matthew West, Bubbie
Owens, Cathy Perry.
Dec 30: Jane Martin, Nancy
Thompson, Wilton Holland,
Nancy Martin, Dennis Mor-
rissey, Jr., Leon Taylorr, Mark
White, Buddy Guy, Patti Wil-
son, Walter Woodroffe, Billie


Jo Green, Tempestt R. Thom-
as, Wanda McClain, Amanda
Blecka, Richard Hayes, Laura
Brandburg.
Dec. 31: Drew Corey, Ver-
non Holland, Bradon Beecher,
Myra Keller, James Allen, Jr.,
Robin Cornelison, Tammy
Thigpen, Robert Cameron,
Alex Jones, Hari the Pizzaman,
Brett Leigh Brant-Orlinski
Jan. 1: Louise Pendrey,
Wesley Hollingsworth, Diana
Doub, Robin Tull, Ron Groves,
Shirley King, Karis Nicole
White, Yumna Abueluf.
Jan. 2: Kevin Lashbrook,


George Steele, Cecil Saucier,
Jr., Nicholas Taylor, Regina
Granims
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Thank You


Dear Ladies and
Gentlemen of the
American Legion,

You have done it again!


What a wonderful party for our
children! The food was super!
What child doesn't love ham-
burgers, hot dogs, chips, juice,
and yummy cake! Santa's elves,
as usual, were great! Thank you
for the balloons, for the special


loving treatment we always
receive. A very special thank
you to Santa Claus. He was the
highlight of the day for my little
ones. Our gifts were wonderful
and thoughtful. I could tell that
all had been done in love, and


we thank you so very much. A
very Merry Christmas, and God
bless you all.

Mrs. Martha J. Way
Pre-K E.S.E. Teacher


Almanac


Plan for
Earth Day now
Earth Day will be celebrated
in LaBelle on Saturday, April 26,
in the LaBelle Nature Park. If you
would like to be involved in this
+ celebration, please call Phill Pel-
letier at (863) 675-5347.

Construction
training opportunity
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida with the fi-
nancial support of the SFWMD is
coordinating construction trades
worker classes for local residents.
Anyone interested in receiving
training in this program is en-
couraged-to complete an appli-
cation and submit it to any career
and service center, economic de-
velopment council office or the
Education Center in LaBelle. The
next class is planned to start on
Jan. 14, on Dellwood Terrace in
Port LaBelle. Tuition is provided
by the SFWMD and training by
Steeltek, a local construction
manufacturing company. The
course is five weeks and classes
run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. Students
are responsible for their own
transportation. The course con-
sists of safety, construction math,
employability, hand tools, power


tools, blueprint reading and train-
ing leading to CPR, first aid and
OSHA certification. Upon suc-
cessful completion of the class,
students will receive NCCER (Na-
tional Center for Construction Ed-
ucation and Research) certifica-
tion and a tool belt with tools to
go to work. For more information
call program coordinator Sonny
Hughes at (863) 675-6800. The
Education Center is now located
at 4930 Hwy 29 South.

Quit smoking now
No butts about it; Time to
make a change. Freedom From
Smoking Classes will begin on
Jan. 7, 2008. Free classes will
meet weekly for seven weeks
at Hendry Regional Convenient
Care Center, 450 South Main
Street, from 5:15-6:45 p.m. To
pre-register and for more infor-
mation contact: Valarie James,
674-4056 ext 128, Hendry County
Tobacco Prevention Specialist.
For additional support please
call: Florida Quit-For-Life Line
Tobacco Use Cessation Hotline
(Toll Free) 1-877-U-CAN-NOW/1-
877-822-6669.

Time to
make a change
Freedom From Smoking Class-
es will begin on Jan. 7. Classes


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will meet weekly for seven (7)
weeks at the Hendry Regional
Medical Center 524 West Saga-
more Clewiston, FL. Classes will
run from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
There is no cost to attend class-
es.
To pre-register and for more
information contact Valarie
James, 674-4056 ext 128, Hen-
dry County Tobacco Prevention
Specialist. For additional support
please call: Florida Quit-For-Life
Line Tobacco Use Cessation
Hotline (Toll Free) 1-877-U-CAN-
NOW/1-877-822-6669

Edison College
closed for holidays
Edison College's campuses
in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers and
Naples and the Hendry/Glades
Center will be closed for win-
ter break from Wednesday, Dec.
19, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The
College will re-open Wednes-
day, Jan. 2, with classes resum-
ing Monday, Jan. 7.

Booster club
meeting time set
LaBelle Longhorn Booster
Club will meet Jan. 10, at Hendry
County Recreational Board Build-
ing at 7 p.m. We will be voting
on Open Board positions which
will include President, Vice
President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Cheer Coordinator, Equipment
Manager, Scholastic and ways
- n means. In order to vote you
must be a paid booster member.
Member fees are three dollars for
single and five dollars for a fam-
ily. To run for a position you must
have been a booster member for
one year prior. You must also live
in the territory of Labelle Long-
horns boundaries. If you have
any questions please call Christy
at (863) 675-5851.

New residents benefit
from homestead
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser, an-
nounces that property owners
who have established a new
residence in Hendry County, or
have changed ownership in any
manner must make a new appli-
cation and qualify for the $25,000
Homestead Exemption. You may
pre-file now for the 2008 tax year.
Should you have any questions,
or need additional information,
visit our website at www.hen-
dryprop.org or please feel free
to call the LaBelle office at (863)-
675-5270 or the Clewiston office
at (863) 983-3178. Office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
There will be no garbage pick
up during the New Year Holiday.
Pick up will end Tuesday, Jan.1,
2008 and resume on Thursday,
Jan. 3, 2008.


Gator Hammock Wild
Pig -n- Pepper Jam
Bring the family to the annual
Gator Hammock Wild Pig -n-
Pepper Jam on New Year's Day,
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2008 in Felda.
This is a Kansas City Barbeque So-
ciety State Championship cook-
off with $8,000 in prizes, vendors,
live music and a complimentary
pig roast. There will also be New
Year's Eve ancillaries for any lo-
cals that would like to participate
on Monday, Dec. 31. Gates open
to the public at 11 a.m., on New
Year's Day and please bring a do-
nation for the Harry Chapin Food
Bank. Please call Jenna at (863)
675-0687 for more information
and entry forms.

Sudoku tournament
planned
Are you an unheralded master
of Sudoku puzzles? Would you
be at all interested in testing your
skill against other local Sudoku
enthusiasts in a real tournament
complete with cash prizes and
,trophies? The staff of the Hendry-
Glades Behavioral Health Center
will plan and produce a Sudoku
tournament for local players if
there is sufficient interest. We
need a minimum of 100 contes-
tants in order to effectively plan
the event. The more the merrier.
Call today and give us your name
and phone number. If enough
players show an interest, we will
contact each of you and confirm
the time and place for our tour-
nament. All proceeds will benefit
the Hendry-Glades Mental Health
Clinic's mortgage fund raising
effort. Call (863) 983-1423 (Mon-
day-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) to
confirm your interest.

Child care
classes to begin
Child Care classes have start-
ed again in Immokalee in both
English and Spanish. Bethune
Education Center and Child Care
of Southwest Florida have joined
together to offer a weekend
class. Many Immokalee residents
know Sylvia Mendoza who will
be teaching in both Spanish and
English. Class completion and li-
censure leads to a career in child
care at home or in day care cen-
ters.
Contact Registration at (239)
658-7066 for tuition information
and class times. First class began
on Dec. 8. The Farmworker Jobs
and Education Program will pay
tuition and fees for eligible farm-
worker family members. Con-
tact Sylvia Mendoza and Sandra
Posada at 658-7064 before class
to receive tuition help.

Calling contestants
The Swamp Cabbage Festival
Queen and Princess pageants will


hold practices for the 2008 schol-
arship pageant on Sundays at 2
p.m. Meetings will be held at 975
Ft. Thompson Ave. in Labelle.
All girls ages 13-22 are invited
to attend. Please call Cathryn at
'(863) 673-1264 for directions or
information.

Pre-k teachers
seminar planned
Preschool teachers who need
to add to their CEU's, or in ser-
vice hours or who just want to
have some new ideas to pre-
pare the children in your care
for kindergarten, come join Dar-
line Pinheiro from Childcare of
Southwest Florida for a fun filled,
hands-on class called "Songs and
Finger plays." You will learn new
songs and finger plays and how
to use them as a teaching tool
in the preschool setting. Darline
is a masterful, energetic teacher
who will make presentations and
invite you to join in songs and
finger plays for Infants through
pre-K.
Darline has been in the early
education field in southwest
Florida for over 17 years. She has
a BA in elementary education
and a Masters Degree in Human
Development. She has taught at
FGCU, presented at the Circles of
Care Conference and is a former
director of a pre school program
for Child Care of Southwest Flori-
da. She holds many certifications
in the early education field.
The training will be held at
The United Way House, 117
Thompson St., LaBelle, on Jan. 7,
2008 from 5:30 7:30 pm. There
is a cost of $10; prepayment and
pre-registration is required. Cred-
it Cards are accepted. .Two CEUs
are available for an additional
$10. To register call Darline at
(239) 425-1050 or Arlene at (863)
675-8383. Come-join the fun!

You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting the person you're angry
at, or you? We all deal with hurts
and ills depression, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise).
A gathering for a little talk, some
question and answer time, cof-
fee, might help. Check out "Move
on Into Reality" at Good Shep-
herd Church on Tuesdays at 6
p.m. No admission, no pressure,
all welcome!

Adult education
classes offered
The LaBelle Adult School will
be offering Substitute teacher
class, conversational Spanish
and Conversational Spanish and
Computer/Business classes. Sign
up at the LaBelle Adult School for
the new Winter term. For ques-
tions concerning specifics on
Adult Education Classes, please
call (863) 674-4118.


State Attorney's
Office new numbers
The State Attorney's Office
for Hendry County, Twentieth
Judicial Circuit (LaBelle Office)
has a new phone number for-
anyone needing to contact the
main office number. The new
number is: (863) 612-4920. The
new number for the Hendry
County Witness Management
Office number is (863) 612-4921
and the Glades County Witness
Management program number
is (863) 612-4925. There is also a
toll free number to call: 1-(866)
249-3904 and the fax is (863)
674-4037.
The mailing address for the
State Attorney's office is P.O.
Box 387, LaBelle FL 33975 and
the office is located at 1045 Pratt
Boulevard, LaBelle.

AA meeting times
announced
AA meetings are planned
for Tuesday at 8 p.m. (closed
12 Step Study) and Thursday 8
p.m. (open discussion) at the
First Christian Church, Ford St.,
LaBelle. We have AA meetings
Wednesday at noon (open Big
Book Study) Friday at 7 p.m.
(11th step Meditation) and Sun-
day at 7 p.m. (open discussion)
also NA Monday at 8 p.m. (on
the porch) CA Wednesday and
Saturday, 8 p.m. (on the porch)
at the Church of the Good Shep-
herd, Collingswood & Eucalyp-
tus, Port LaBelle.

Boy Scouts meet
Boy Scout Troop 9 meets ev-
ery Tuesday evening from 7-8:30
p.m. at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church 310 Campbell
Street in Labelle. Boy Scouts is
for boys ages 11-18. Call (863)
983-7719 for more information.

Cub Scouts meet
Cub Scout Pack 9 meets ev,
ery Thursday evening from 6-7
p.m. at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church 310 Campbell
St. in Labelle. Cub Scouts is for
boys from first to fifth grade. Call
(863) 983-7719 for more infor-
mation

Safety information
for the elderly
"Elder Update" is free to el-
der Floridians and provides lots
of good safety and prepared-
ness information, (hurricanes,
tornadoes, thunderstorms, etc).
Elders can subscribe by sending
their name, business/organiza-
tion, street address or P.O. Box
number, city, state, zip, date
and signature to: Elder Update,
P.O. Box 6750, Tallahassee, FL
32314-6750 (Allow 8-10 weeks
to receive the first issue).


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GRADUATION RATES by District -- 1998-99 thru 2006-07

District Name 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
Glades 66.7% 51.0% 54.8% 54.7% 59.4% 54.8% 67.1% 63.4% 62.3%
Hendry 66.7% 59.8% 50.5% 52.1% 63.9% 69.6% 69.3% 72.1% 68.3%
Palm Beach 58.2% 63.6% 64.9% 66.6% 66.0% 65.9% 69.0% 69.3% 71.4%


DROPOUT RATES by District -- 1998-99 thru 2006-07


District Name
Glades
Hendry
Palm Beach


1998-99
9.3%
7.4% ,
3.8%


1999-00
10.9%
7.1%
3.2%


2000-01
6.3%
5.7%
2.5%


2001-02
7:2%
4.9%
2.6%


2002-03
7.3%
4.1%
2.6%


2003-04
4.4%
3.4%
2.6%


2004-05
8.2%
3.6%
2.8%


2005-06
6.9%
4.2%
3.0%


2006-07
13.0%
3.0%
4.4%


Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu

Exemplary student
LaBelle Elementary School would like to say congratula-
tions to the safety patrol of the month, Benito Juare.


Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu

Great students
LaBelle Elementary School citizens of the month are as
follows: (from front to back) in the first row are: Scott Mor-
rison, Alison Dominguez, Alex Pequeno, Macy O'Ferrell,
Rene Garza. Students selected in the second row are: Je-
sus Benavidez, Magali Salinas, Jonathan Olmeda, Jailene
Mondragon, Aaron Hand. Standing in the third row are:
Jaime Raya, Wulises Bautista, Udelio Valentin, Manuel
Minguela. Students not pictured are Annalysa Montes and
Sonia Gomez.


Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu

LES great citizens
Congratulations to the citizens of the month in our lower
grades. (Pictured from front to back) first row; Elizabeth
Rangel, Emilia Hernandez, Devontre Smith, Jose Gonza-
lez. Second row;Karina Aleman, Natalie Valadez, Abigail
Perez, Francisco Ramirez, Yahaira Reyes, Joahan Solis.
Third row;Angel Leyva, Josue Gonzalez, Ernesto Sauce-
do, Gary Perez, Ashlynn Crocker, Zachary Price. Fourth
row;Monique Loreto, Charmikka Broughton, Nataly Gon-
zalez, Arnulfo Villacana, Thayer Stem.


Submitted photo

Students of the month
Upthegrove Elementary School is proud to announce their
students of the month for the month of December. In the
first row are: Chelsy Timmons, Winter Davenport, Jacob
Partin, Veronica Perez, Sebastian Sanchez. Second row
students are: Bianca Mendoza, Madison Franco, Adrian
Raya, Chyna Tovar, Grayson St. John. In the third row are:
Yessica Salazar, Tatiana Gallegos, Esperanza Mejia, Bry-
anna Woulard and Fernado Molina. In the fourth row are:
Vanessa Mendoza, Joshua Miller, Diego Santiago. In the
fifth row are: Pamela Johnson, Edgardo Jarquin, Sheena
Heuer, Karina Fortanel.


High Scho

Decreased dropout
rate during past year
includes improved
minority retention

TALLAHASSEE Governor
Charlie Crist and Education Com-
missioner Jeanine Blomberg
today announced that Florida's
graduation rate rose to 72.4 per-
cent in 2006-07, an increase of
1.4 percent compared to last
year's rate (71.0 percent) and an
overall increase of 12.2 percent
since 1998-99 (60.2 percent).
Meanwhile, Florida's annual high
school dropout rate declined
from last year, dropping 0.2 per-
centage points to 3.3 percent, a
decrease of 2.1 points since 1998-
99.
"Florida has made exception-
al progress in helping students
realize the value and necessity
of a high school education," said
Governor Crist. "This achieve-
ment would not be possible
without the tireless efforts of
Florida's teachers and school ad-
ministrators who selflessly devote
themselves to ensuring a brighter
future for their students."
This year's graduation rate
is the highest it has been since
Florida employed new, more ac-
curate data collection methods


ol graduation rates on
during the 1998-99 school year. versity, use a generalized meth- statu
The 'Florida Department of odology when calculating their calcu
Education bases its graduation findings. This approach only ex- facto
rate on data that follows every amines the differences between dent.
single student from ninth grade
single student from ninth grade enrollment numbers rather than trans
to graduation yielding a more
precise calculation. Florida cur- account for the actual enrollment ered
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released by the National Gover-
nors Association, Florida is cited
as a national leader and model
for calculating graduation rates.
"This year's graduation rate
is a clear indication that Florida BUILDERS CHOICE
is on the right track in its educa-
tion efforts," said Commissioner 875 Elm Street
Blomberg. "This rate will only in- LaBelle, FL 33935
crease as we add more rigor and
relevance to our high school cur-
riculum and keep our students fo- SECRET TO BETTER HEA
caused on a lifetime of success."
The latest annual decline in The latest research points to some pre
the state's dropout rate occurred affecting a persons general health. Anc
primarily due to continuing think. This common condition is linked
improvements by minority stu and Heart Disease, Low Birth Weight Ba
dents. From 2005-06 to 2006-07 and Lung conditions, and Chronic Inl
dents. From 2005-06 to 2006-07, throughout the body It is very easily tr<
the dropout rate decreased for agnosed and untreated. Because it is
Hispanic, American Indian and regular visits dental visits are a good ide
multiracial students, with Ameri- its are often not frequent enough to ca
can Indian students showing the editions. Please make an appointment V
greatest decrease (improvement) call Glades Dental, Drs. Hausy and W
in the dropout rate. more information.
National studies of dropout
rates, including the one recently
conducted by Johns Hopkins Uni-


Library to sponsor 'Nature Walk'


The Ortona Community Li-
brary will sponsor a Literary and
Historical Nature Walk from 10
a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan.
5, 2008, at the Ortona Cemetery
on State Road 78. This is the first
program of "Exploring the Envi-
ronmental History of Florida," a
project funded in part by a grant
from the Florida Humanities
Council. The walk, discussions,
and presentations are free and
open to the public.
On a walk through the cem-
etery, Larry Luckey and John
Beriault will talk the history of
the cemetery, including the pre-
Columbian earthworks that dis-
turbed its development, as well
as the flora and fauna of the area.
Selections from Florida literature,
related to those features, will be
read by Humanities Scholar Carol
Mahler.
John G. Beriault is the West
Coast Project Representative for
the Archaeological and Histori-
cal Conservancy of Florida. The
Conservancy's current projects
include the Okeechobee Battle-
field and the Ortona Canal, which
is part of the mound complex in
the adjacent Ortona Indian Mound
Park.
The Park is named for Larry
R. Luckey, who was instrumental
in its preservation and develop-
ment. He is an expert on Glades
County history and also serves as
the county's property appraiser.
A professional storyteller and
published writer, Carol Mahler
has served as Humanities Scholar
for many projects funded by the
Florida Humanities Council, in-
cluding a previous program at the
Ortona Library, Glades County
Public Library and the Moore Ha-
ven Correctional Institution.
Ms. Mahler will also lead a
reading/discussion program at
the Ortona Community Library at
noon to 1:30 p.m., for four con-
secutive Wednesdays, starting on
Jan. 9, as part of the grant proj-
ect.
Copies of the book to be dis-
cussed, "Paradise Lost? An En-
vironmental History of Florida,"
published by the University Press
of Florida in 2005 are available to
those who participate in the pro-
gram.
Two presentations will follow
the discussions. Dr. Jack Davis,
co-editor of"Paradise Lost?" will
speak about the history of the
Florida environment on Feb. 6,
and Dale Crider, a singer-song-
writer, will perform songs about
the Florida environment on Feb.
13.
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state af-
filiate of the National Endowment
for the Humanities. Each year,
FHC funds hundreds of public
programs throughout the state
that explore Florida's history,
folklore, environment, literature,
music, and art. The Ortona Com-
munity Library was among nu-
merous community organizations
throughout the state to receive a
grant that funds humanities pro-


grains.
For more information about the
Literary Nature Walk or to regis-
ter for the reading/discussionpro-
gram, contact Fran Way at (863)
675-7880 or franwayrn@aol.com.
For more information about FHC-
grants, contact Susan Lockwood,
Grants Director at (727) 873-2011
or emailslockwood@flahum.org.


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s of each student. Florida's
ilations for the dropout rate
ir in the status of each stu-
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Indian River Lagoon restoration


WEST PALM BEACH -- Resto-
ration of the Indian River Lagoon
moved another step forward as
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) Gov-
erning Board approved a 1,772-
acre land acquisition in St. Lucie
County. The site will be used in
conjunction with other acquired
lands for two storage reservoirs
designed to improve the timing
and quality of water flowing into
the lagoon.
"The District's investment in
this land is an important mile-
stone in the restoration of the
Indian River Lagoon," said Me-
lissa Meeker, who represents the
Treasure Coast on the SFWMD
Governing Board: "The C-23/24
project is critical to capturing and
treating water currently going to
tide and impacting one of Flori-
da's most important and beauti-
ful estuaries."
When complete, the two
reservoirs will provide approxi-
mately 92,000 acre-feet of water
storage to capture water from
the C-23 and C-24 canals before
it flows into the North Fork of the
St. Lucie River. An adjacent Storm-
water Treatment Area (STA) will
be built to improve water quality.
Purchase of the 1,772-acre parcel
completes the land acquisition
necessary for the north (C-23)
reservoir and achieves 80 percent
of the land needed for the south
(C-24) reservoir. All lands needed
for construction of the 2,568-acre
STA are in public ownership.
The District is investing $50.5
million over three years for the


newest land parcel. The owner
will turn over title to the land at
the closing, which is scheduled
for next month. SFWMD will then
receive payments on the land
while it remains in citrus produc-
tion until construction of the res-
ervoirs and STA begins.
The C-23 and C-24 reservoirs
and treatment wetland are a part
of the $1.365 billion plan to re-
store the Indian River Lagoon,
a series of projects included in
the state-federal partnership to
restore America's Everglades.
Federal participation in these
restoration projects was recently
authorized by Congress as part of
the 2007 Water Resources Devel-
opment Act.
The Indian River Lagoon-South
restoration project will return
historic flows of cleaner water
across more than 90,000 acres of
natural land spanning Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
The plan includes construction
and operation of 12,600 acres of
inland reservoirs and 9,000 acres
of pollution-filtering treatment
marsh. The reservoirs and treat-
ment marshes, which will pro-
vide approximately 170,000 acre-
feet of water storage, will help to
restore habitat, improve water
quality and return a natural flow
of fresh water to the St. Lucie and
Indian River estuaries.
For additional information
about the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan, please
visit www.evergladesplan.org.


Obituaries


Joseph Ramos
Joseph Ramos, age 89, of La-
Belle, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
passed away Dec. 18, 2007 in
Cape Coral.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Ucilla O. Ramos, son,
Joseph (Bruce) and daughter,
Toni.
He is survived by his children,
Lois and Keith; his son-in-law,
Bernard; a daughter-in-law, Peg-
gy; grandchildren, Dawn, Hassan
and Che; great-grandchildren
Ashley, Devin, Micah, and Jordan;
his brother, Victor Ramos and sis-
ter in law, Pearl Wiltshire and a
host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, Dec. 28, at noon at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Minister Steve Hildebrand


officiating. Interment will follow
in Lee Memorial Park, Lehigh
Acres. Visitation will be Friday
starting one hour prior to services
at the funeral home in LaBelle.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

Carl L. Washington
Carl L. Washington, 87, of Im-
mokalee, died Dec. 12, 2007, in
LaBelle.
A native Floridian born in Wa-
chula, he had been a resident of
Sunniland and Immokalee since
the mid-1930s. A prominent
farmer, landowner, business

and most of all father, he will be
greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by


Births


Payton

Elizabeth

Crews
PJ and Kathleen Crews of
LaBelle are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Pay-
ton Elizabeth Crews, on Nov. 14,
2007, at 6:09 p.m. at Cape Coral
Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds,
9 ounces and was 19 inches long
at birth.
Her maternal grandparents are


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Payton Elizabeth Crews
Glenn and Cathy Schofield of La-
Belle.
Her paternal grandparents are
Pat and Glynda Crews of LaBelle.


his wife of 50 years, Ada, and son,
Michael. He was laid to rest with
them in Pinecrest Cemetery, Sun-
niland Road, in Sebring on Dec.
16
He is survived by his children,
Peggy Thomas of LeHigh, Lois
Dunaway of Felda and Teresa


Munoz of Immokalee; his grand-
children, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren.
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phy Association, 888-HELP-MDA
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Las Noticias en Espanol


Restricciones
Con El Agua
West Palm Beach. Por la prim-
era vez en la historic del Distrito
Manejador del Agua en el Suro-
este de La Folrida se ha declarado
racionar el agua, esta medidad va
a afectar a cinco millones de ha-
bitantes y miles de negocios y fin-
cas. En la reuni6n mensual de la
agencia los nueve miembros del
Coisejo Administrativo Guver-
namental acordaron la media
drastica de regar las yards, nego-
cios o fincas solo una vez a la se-
mana. El Presidente del Consejo
Administrative Eric Buerman dijo.
"Nosotros apreciaremos la comp-
rensi6n del piblico relacionada
con este aunto porque vamos a
ahorrar much agua."


La restricci6n sera efectiva
desde el 15 de enero del 2008 y
afectara los lugares siguientes:
Okeechobee, Santa Lucia, Mar-
tin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami,
Dade, Monroe, Hendry y Glades.
Los residents que tengan los
nOimeros de sus direcciones im-
pares deben de regar sus yards
los lunes ya sea entire las 4:00 a.m
hasta las 8:00 a.m o las 4:00 p.m
hasta las 8:00 p.m. Las direcio-
nes que tengan sus n6meros de
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los martes de cada semana de
las 4:00 a.m hasta las 8:00 a.m o
entire las 4:00 p.m hasta las 8:00
p.m.
Residents y negocios que ten-
gan mas de cinco acres de terreno
pueden tener su irrigaci6n entire
las 12:00 a.m hasta las 8:00 a.m


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p.m segiln el dia que le toca irrig-
aci6n en sus direcciones. Solo se
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minutes.
Las restricciones que se han
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Okeechobee quien es el prov-
eedor primario de agua de los
pantanos en el Suroeste de Flor-
ida tiene el nivel mas bajo de la
historic por lo tanto no se puede
desperdiciar el agua ya que la ex-
istente es para consume bdsico.
Classes
El Centro de Educaci6n del
Suroeste de Florida esti coordi-
nando classes de construcci6n
para los residents locales. Todos
los interesados por favor venir al


Centro y Ilenar la aplicaci6n. La
classes va a comenzar el 14 de en-
ero en Port La Belle. El curso tiene
una duraci6n de cinco semanas
de lunes a viernes de las 8:30 am
hasta las 4:00 pm. Los estudiantes
serAn responsables de su propia
transportaci6n. Una vez termi-
nado el entrenamiento a los estu-
diantes se les darAn herramientas
bisicas para que empiecen a tra-
bajar. Ahora El Centro se movi6
a la 29 Sur 4930. Telefono (863)
675-6800. Aquellos trabajadores
agricolas que califiquen pueden
tener el curso gratuito o los de-
pendientes de trabajadores agri-
colas. Si los estudiantes terminan
el entrenamiento exitosamente
pueden empezar a ganar a $12-
22 la hora dependiendo de su ex-
periencia y certificaci6n.


Toy Party believes in Santa


By Jeannie Horlacher
Many LaBellians recently
gathered for their tenth annual
Toy Party. And they were joined
this year, as they have been for
the past nine years, by more and
more donors. It's an impres-
sive number of people, most of
whom are no longer raising little
children of their own, and it's
such a wondrous thing that they
do, it defies any attempt to come
up with a true understanding of
why they do it, unless, Santa re-
ally exists!
Consider this, Christmas par-
ties happen every year, in many
places, and most of us attend
several of them. The Toy Party
here in LaBelle began years ago
as just a plain old Christmas Par-
ty! Lots of people attended (who
doesn't like a party!). They ate,
drank, chatted, laughed, said
"Merry Christmas," and went
home, all of them sober, drunk
only on Christmas cheer! Then,
10 years ago, the party routine


was changed! And guess what!
It got better! The guests were in-
vited again in the same ol' way,
by word, but this time, they were
asked to bring a toy with them, a
new, unwrapped, toy. They were
told that the toys would go to the
Marine Corps Toys for Tots pro-
gram (hence the "new and un-
wrapped" requirement), and be
given to the children of Hendry
County. Well! No one hesitated
at all! When the guests arrived at
that first Toy Party, they had one,
two, three or more toys each!
They deposited them under the
Christmas tree and went on with
the usual party routine eating,
drinking, chatting, laughing, and
going home sober full of Christ-
mas cheer! This has been going
on now for 10 years!
Clearly, we know that taking
toys to the party wasn't neces-
sary to make the party fun! No-
body played with the toys! So
why would all these party-loving
people add that little 'chore' to
their party-going preparations?


And indeed, why would some of
the absentee guests deliver their
toys before the party? (Some-
thing kept them from being able
to attend, but nothing, it seems,
kept their toys from attending!)
These are tough questions to
answer, unless, as mentioned
earlier, it's Santa Claus.
Years ago, I was let in on a
nasty rumor. Someone told me
that Santa Claus did not ex-
ist! It broke my heart because
much of what I'd hoped for in
those days relied on the fact that
there WAS a Santa Claus! I just
couldn't believe the rumor, so I
didn't! Outwardly, yes, I did the
growing' up thing and didn't talk
out loud about believing in San-
ta, but I never, NEVER, told any-
one that he didn't exist. (My chil-
dren, hopefully, haven't heard
the rumor!) There are signs of
his presence everywhere, all
year long, some obvious, some
subtle. Everywhere! Including
here in LaBelle (if some people
don't see them, I'll never know


why!). Santa shows up every
year at the Toy Party with a toy
that some little child has hoped
for. And imagine the child who
has heard the nasty rumor about
Santa, but is rescued from heart-
breaking trauma because a toy
he/she hoped for appeared!
" The Marine Corps, through
our Sheriff, Ronnie Lee, and his
wife, Cathy, gather our Toy Party
toys and with a little help from
some of their 'elves', they help
Santa do his work. Hopefully,
the love, generosity, respect, and
compassion that is embodied in
Santa's work, becomes part of
the gift. It's undoubtedly part of
the Toy Party donors' motives.
Maybe it's the most important
part.
Why does this 'toy phenom-
enon' happen every year in
LaBelle? As stated earlier it's
Santa! He lives! He loves! And
there's not one of you toy-bear-
ing partiers who can tell me oth-
erwise!


Almanac


Plan for
Earth Day now
Earth Day will be celebrated
in LaBelle on Saturday, April 26,
in. the. LaBelle Nature Park. If
\ou wouid like to be involved in
inis celebration,'please call Phill


Pelletier at (863) 675-5347.
Elvis is in the building
Elvis will be at VFW Post 100
Friday, Dec. 28, from 7-10 p.m.
Free admission, open to the
public.


Downtown
workshop set
Stakeholders are invited to
take part in the Jan. 17, Down-
town LaBelle Workshop at
the civic center from 9 a.m. till
noon. The session will specifi-


cally address transportation is-
sues as well as three elements:
analyzing stakeholders' input;
a presentation of the'.. inning,
Design and Engineering process
by DOT; and transportation con-
cepts proposed vs. what is real-
istic.


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Waste Collection Centers

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x) preservatives, Solvents, Spot removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze,
(32 aS Flammable liquids, Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols, Used oil limit 5 gal.
t earning Aid Button Batteries, Unbroken Fluorescent lamps,
Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemi-
cals, Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated Medicines,
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of the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office executed a search warrant
at 800 Kissimmee Avenue in
LaBelle. When deputies entered
the house, they heard water
running in the shower. They
entered the bathroom and
observed Marcellous Mitchell
and Joy Mitchell in the shower


attempting to dispose of crack
cocaine by putting it in the shower
drain. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said
deputies were able to retrieve a
portion of the crack cocaine from
the shower drain. Deputies also
located a quantity of marijuana
and packaging material used for
the packaging of illegal drugs,
and $616.00 U. S. currency.


Marcellous Charles Mitchell,
age 54, was arrested and
charged with Possession of
Cocaine, Operating a Drug
House, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia and Destruction
of Evidence. Joy Verona Mitchell,
age 31, was arrested and charged
with Possession of Cocaine and
Destruction of Evidence.


Arrest Reports


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This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform the
newspaper. We will confirm the
information and print it.
LaBelle
Hugh Alfonse Hodge, 42, was
arrested Dec. '21 and charged as
a fugitive from justice in state on
an Osceola County warrant. D/S
George Elver was the arresting
officer.
Johnny Lee Burns, 21, was
arrested Dec. 22 on a warrant
and charged with property
damage criminal mischief $200-
$1,000, burglary of a structure or
conveyance unarmed without a
person inside, larceny $300-$5,000
and grand theft vehicle third
degree. D/S Larry Preece was the
arresting officer.
Thomas Franklin Neely, 32, was
arrested Dec. 23 and charged with
violation of probation- possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon.
C/O Pam Capling was the arresting
officer.
Tito Vasquez, 34, was arrested
Dec. 24 and charged as a fugitive
from justice on an in state warrant
from Marion County-for attaching
a tag not assigned. Jeanette Moore
was the arresting officer.
Ronald Nathan Simmons, 32,
was arrested Dec. 17 and charged
with sexual assault by a person 24
years of age or older, victim was 16
or 17. Simmons is a Marine Corps
recruiter who visited LaBelle High
School. Inv. Fernando Herrera was
the arresting officer.
Tony Larmar Whaley, 39, was
arrested Dec. 20, and charged on a
warrant for probation violation or
community control. Robert Archer
was the arresting officer.
Gerald Lewis McCormick, 43,
was arrested Dec. 19 and charged
with violation of probation felony
or community. Malqueen Powell
i was the arresting officer.
SEvelyn Shanita Ross, 41, was
arrested Dec. 19 and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodily

Understand your

property taxes
By Kristina Kulpa
Hendry County Property Appraiser
What are the benefits of
Save Our Homes? (PART 2)
The main benefit is it limits
the increase of assessed value of
homesteaded properties to a 3%
cap per year. .'
This has been a
valuable asset to
all homesteaded ,.
owners since
1996. It has -
protected
homesteaders
from the
unprecedented Kristina
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fluctuation in recent years.
What would Amendment 1
do for Florida Homesteaded
property owners?
It-would allow homesteaded
owners to carry their Save
Our Homes cap to their
new homesteaded property
(Portability).
Key points to remember:
It is retroactive for new
2008 homestead application.
Allows portability of homestead
exemption from 2007.
It allows up to $500,000 of cap
to carry to new property.
Portability is state wide.
If AMENDMENT 1 passes,
"portability" provides for the
transfer of accumulated Save-
Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to
transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefits to a new homestead;
except, if this revision is approved
by the electors on January 29,
2008 and if the new homestead
is established on January 1, 2008,
the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007. If
the new homestead has a higher
just value than the previous one,
the accumulated benefit can be
transferred; if the new homestead
has a lower just value, the amount
of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit
may not exceed $500,000. This
provision applies to all taxes.
Next week, in Part 2 continued,
we will give some "Portability"
examples.
For more details you may visit
our website at www.hendryprop.
com, or, you may visit our offices
in LaBelle or Clewiston. You
may also call us at 863.675.5270,
in LaBelle and 863.983.3178, in
Clewiston.


harm or disability. D/S Rirodan
was the arresting officer.
Benjamin Margarito Campos-
Campos, 30, was arrested Dec.
20 and charged as a fugitive from
justice on a in state warrant from
DeSoto County for driving without
a license. Robert Archer was the
arresting officer.
Rantiel Avila, 23, was arrested
Dec. 18 on a warrant for failure to
appear for a felony offense. Pam
Capling was the arresting officer.
Clewiston
Daniel Munoz, 18, was
arrested Dec. 21 and charged with
kidnapping/false imprisonment.
D/S Jason Walker was the arresting
officer.
Two juveniles, ages 14 and
15, were arrested and charged
with property damage criminal
mischief and larceny between
$20,000-$100,000. Reports
indicate a forklift was taken and
later found partially submerged in
a canal. Inv. Blake Branaman was
the arresting officer.
Elisha James Robinson, 25,
was arrested Dec. 19 and charged
with aggravated assault with a


deadly weapon without intent
to kill, battery resulting in bodily
harm or disability and burglary
with assault or battery. D/S Michael
Stevens was the arresting officer.
Kendrick Dwayne Butler,
34, was arrested Dec. 19, and
charged on a warrant for violation
of probation felony or community
control. Malqueen Powell was the
arresting officer.
Michael Antonio Arroyo, 20,
was arrested Dec. 19 and charged
with failure to appear for a felony
offense. Malqueen Powell was the
arresting officer.
Omar Anido, 20, was arrested
Dec. 18 and charged as a fugitive
from justice on an instate warrant
from Okeechobee County. Cpl.
Jesus Olvera was the arresting
officer.
Timothy Odell Ward, 21, was
arrested Dec. 18, and charged
with non-moving traffic violation
- reckless driving first offense,
resisting an officer, flee/elude a
law enforcement officer with lights
and siren and non-moving traffic
violation driving with a suspended
license second offense. D/S Jason
Walker was the arresting officer.


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* $249,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a
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* $289,000 -JUST REDUCED! Completely remod-
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MOBILE HOMES:
* Mobile home lots starting at $18,900. Call
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* $50,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a
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* $124,900 JUST REDUCED! Prce Reduced
3D821A lManufactured home on.l.88+/- acres in
Muse. Home features a split floor plan. The living
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* $174,900 This home is a hidden treasure set
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* $300,000 3BD/2Ba mobile home on 5+/- gor-
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HOMESITES
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* Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
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3BD/2zA, 2 car garage OrlCK nome in me city. jeauniul
corer lot with large LaBelle oaks, quiet street, area of
nice homes, Corian countertops, vaulted ceiling, lots of
tile, screened porch, suncrest shed & new yard with well
and sprinklers. $250,000 Call 239-243-6256


LAND 6 6756788
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL www.heritagelandco.com
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker, Beverly Curtis,
Patty Walker, Wayne Simmons, Frani Williams, Charlene Bowen


MANUFACTURED HOMES
4/2'02 doublewide M/H, on 9.54 ac w/stocked pond.
Wooden fence, family room, & wood burning fire-
place. $399,000
'97 3/2 Palm HaI~SSOIl!......... $299,900
Hushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace the
oaks on this 5 ac. 3/2 partially furnished M/H, double
wrap insulation on walls, insulated galvalume roof,
large front porch, & over 1000 ft of wood decking are
a few of the upgraded features. w/a little TLC the
other M/H could easily be a rental/guest home. One
of the prettiest 5 ac in the area. $249,900
3/2 MH w/pond on 5 +/- ac. in Muse. Large master
bath has separate tub & shower $225,000
5 +/- ac. '87 2/2 M/H on a paved road, minutes from
LaBelle & Alva. Completely fenced. $199,900
Spacious 1809 sq.ft. 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
$155,000
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared & land-
scaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck only a few of
the many added features. $153,500
Newer 3/2 w/beautiful fireplace in family room. Large
kitchen will delight all. Close to schools. $137,500
4/2 M/H on fenced .5,0 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, & water
softener. $130,000


24 +/- ac on Sears Road. $228,105
5 +/-ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac. Marshall Field Road, $210,000
S.t+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RGiM. $175,000
5+/- ac Feda...$170,000.
13 +/- ac on Sears Road. $123,395
5 +/-ac, LaDeca $106,000 to $115,000.
2.5 to 5 +/- ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Montura 1.09 to 2.5 +/- ac trcts. $25,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 3.75 +/- ac.
parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from $22,000 &
up.


ACREAGE WATERFRONT HOMESITES
Riverfront development potential w/1561 ft of 240 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,
frontage in Ortona. 3+/- ac commercial & 36 +/- ac and dock permit. Deed restricted community, .72
residential. On site water/sewer plant currently serv- +/- ac. $399,900
icing River Oaks S/D. Owner Financing Available. .31 +/- ac. cleared on the Caloosahatchee River in
$5,900,000 Quail Run S/D!! $379,000
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this .45 +/- ac culde-sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of water
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $1,100,000 frontage & tons of privacy $149,900
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/microjet HOMESITES
irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibilities. Enjoy the quiet of a tree filled i +/- ac in town
$9,500/ac. $99,900
40 +/- ac off well maintained dirt road. Unlimited .53 +/- ac in the city on the North side of SR 80.
potential at $30,000/ac. $89,900
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pasture. .40+/- ac lot off CR 78 in nice established neighbor
Well & power on site. $995,000 hood. Cleared lot with trees that skirt the property.
Manageable orange grove in Ft Denaud off private $89,900
road. $850,000 .40+/- ac lot across from Caloosa Estates S/D. 20x20
51 +/- ac in Gerber Groves $11,000/ac. metal shed, well on property, underground electric
20 ac of improved pasture w/ oaks, pines & a water- service. $89,900
ing hole. $525,000 Riverview, beautiful oaks & peaceful surroundings
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting located in are included w/ this 1/2 ac in the Caloosa Estates
Muse. $460,000 S/D. $89,000
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on 3/4 ac buildable lot off Live Oak Lane nestled at the
three sides. $400,000 end of Hitichiti Trl. $85,000
18.5 ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,000 Cherish the charm .!!SOLD! ....... .$79,900
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river .46 ac building lot cleared & waiting for your new
views. $299,000 to $350,000. dream home. In Laurel Oaks S/D just minutes from
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900 the Pt LaBelle Marina. $75,000


Private & serene this 1/2 ac. is located west of LaBelle
in one of the most desirable areas. Plan for your
future now! $64,900
..i +,- buildablc lot int the cit). $59,900
.62 ac +/- Quail Run S/D $45.000
Indian Hills .5 to .67 ac. +/- $43,500 to $55,000
.60 +/- ac close to town. $40,000
.60 +/- ac zoned for mobile home $40,000
.23 +/- ac on Shady Lane in Ortona. $35,000
Many to choose from 1/4 +/- ac. lots in Lehigh
Acres, $24,000 and up
.21 +/- ac. Residential lot in Tropical Gulf Acres in
Punta Gorda. Backs up to a canal. Priced to sell.
$18,400
Wide variety of homesites in all units of Port LaBelle.
Something for everyone 1/4 ac. to 1/3 +/- ac.
Starting at $13,500.
COMMERCIALINDUSTRIAL
3.09+/-ac R-3 zoned. 19 recently remodeled 2/2
apartments & 1 SF home. Apartment complex has
pool & laundry room. Lots of potential in area of
future development with a supply constriction.
$3,000,000
Development potential 8.2 +/- ac of high density
future land use. $975,000
Located one block south of Hwy 80 on Bridge St this
.62 ac parcel has great potential in city limits with B-
1 zoning. $650,000
1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
4.61+/-ac zoned 1-2. $550,000
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth.
Additional building site to the east. Building previ-
ously used as attorney's office. 16x12 Storage shed.
Centrally located one block off SR80 & one block
from Hendry Co. Courthouse. $350,000
Located in the LaBelle Courthouse business District
just one block north of HWY 80 w/B-1 zoning, this
well maintained home offers endless possibilities.
Call Now! $211,900


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Real Estate Corp.


********** HOMES **********
* WATERFRONT! Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B custom built
home located in the Prestigious Caloosa Harbor S/D.
Features include an Oak filled lot w/ canal frontage &
direct access to the Caloosahatchee Rivel; porcelain tile,
', ,.1 ...... I .;,,. :, ,,,;. .....i .. ps in thekitchen, a
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more! $390,000
* New home under construction. A beautiful 3BIV3B
home that will be finished in late July. Lots of upgrades
and lots of room. $240,000.
* Immaculate new construction CBS home just built in
2006 features 3BR/2B, 2 car garage vaulted ceilings, and
recessed lighting in the spacious kitchen. Only S199,900
* 2006 3/2 CBS home located right outside LaBelle.
Plenty of room in this beautiful home with 2 car garage,
split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bath and
mamn more features. Priced to sell! $190,000.
- This livable, loveahle 3I1Bll CBS home with 'ith bed-
roo/olffice in LaBelle limits. Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
ant a front deck to die floor. Only $190,000.
* REDUCED! The Price is Iight!... You could le the
proud new owner of this 3Bl/2B CBS home. Features
include vaulted ceilings, split floor plan, large master
s u i t e 2 c a r . . ,,- h1 .. .. . .
can be yours for only $175,000
* The Eliminator! Strike out tile high prices. Take control
with the affordability of this amazing 31il/2B home,
Remodeled kitchen and wonderful screened lanai on tihe
greenbelt. Seize your chance at only $127,500
* Bankii rcc ls r lis I < Bl, ril :o t cll c is
only 2 YN ULTa R ACt sale
at nly 12900.
* SHORT SALE! This 3BR/ 2B home is priced for a quick
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* Great investment potential! IBIVIB home on a corner
lot. lHomes needs some work... but is priced to sell,
$34,500
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxurious liv-
ing. This S4BIV2B home on 10+/- acres has it all, from it
spacious family room w/stone fireplace, master suite w/
office, covered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is
a steal @ only $425,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/- acres is
very well kept and former module home. Features a warm
comfortable living room w/ gas fireplace, spacious
kitchen, front & real covered porches. $350,000
* 3B1V2B manufactured home on 4.58+/- acres on Evans
Rd. This property features an additional home site with a
pad, septic and electric. You can live in the existing home
while you build or use it as a rental. Only $195,000
* Beautiful and inviting 4/2 manufactured home situated
on 1.25 corner lot in Montura. liedone from l top Io Il-
toml will its vaulted ceiling, stainless steel appliances,
spanisht tile throughout, and much, nuch, more. Come
see to believe. $165,000
* Want country living without the long drive to the city?
Want country living without the long drive to Ihe cily? Get
the best of both worlds with this 3BIl21BA home oni
2.29+/- acres on Case Road.Elnjoy the tuiet & privacy plus
a wood burning replace, vaultedl ceilings, andt 'lxas
sized rooms! $165,000.
* Nice home, good location, reat price! This 3B1V213
home is Iot lI .P ut n lg @8N9Lll ITndl
shopping.y 'Ln+TA, cer.iLflI S, aCMf nl'o ms,
and a screened porch, $153,000
* Rela tile rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in growing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured hInome
with over 1100 sq( ft of living lar ea ray for occupancy.
SELLER.l FINANCING AVAILABLE! $149,900


* There's plenty 1o room lor tic kids to romp in tilis wide
open, country-like spot. Frot tile spacious oversized'
garage to the lage back porch lit for summer day dreatm-
ing. 3/2 manufactured home that sils on 1.39 +/. AC inI
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only $140,000
* Let's make a leal! You'll kick yourself later if you don't
take advantage of this GRElf DEAL! This 3 bedroom 2
bath home features built in cabinets, lamge master bath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the rest
of the house. Outside you will'find a fenced yard and stor-
age shed. $120,000
-* Homle Sweet Home! Affordable,.completely remodeled
3BA/2B home in town close to schools, restaurants, shop-
ping, etc. Upgrades galore will make you happy to be
oomte! $84,900.
* 3Bl2B manufactured home has been recently reno-
vated and is priced to sell! Would make a great starter
home or rental properly $79,900
* Great 2/2 sitarer liomeu silnated on .75 +/ in
I horseshoe Acres. Features screened porch, allached car-
port and privacy.fence along backyard. Priced tousell,
$67,000
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ufacltiureld holmes. .Located in Ft. Deanalud Acres. Only
$142,000.
2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready fr your dreanI
holm onlyh, $125,000.
Beautiful 2.88 acres on lEvians Rd. $95,900.
5/- acres in Pioneer Ilan'ation. Suitable for site built
home or manufactured. Only $85,000.


* CLa tor prices on an our mnuontura. ustung
5********* LOTS ********
* WATERFRONTI .91+/- acres located in Caloosa
Harbor with canal frontage antl direct access to the
Calosahatlchee River. Dock permit Ihas been applied TI'o
Priced to Sell @ $229,900
* .29 +/- acre in Beliont S/D). priced to sell at only
$43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBllel lots
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business in LaBeilc. 1 I will comfortably seat 65 people,
has a fully equipped kitchen with a custom built smoker
and drive thru window for convenience. It is centrally
located in ILaBelle with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80.
Possible Seller financing, call for terms. $750,000 -
REDUCEDI
* 1.18+/- acres of land with road frontage of 175+/- feet
on SR 29 and 200 feet on lucky Street with ceni'al water
available. Currently zoned CI. $499,000.
* REDUCEDI Great investment property! Located just
feet from SR80i in LaBelle. Thle building has over 1800
square feet of office space and has plenty of roo!m for
),, 1.1nh ,,, 'I I'. H,1. 1,m d.,Ih,, h ll. "" .In,
that would he ideal fIr a small private voice, $425,000
* Commercial Properly located ill le heart ilf laBelle!
This commercial building currently houses one restau-
raint and two illices. No two ways aiioul it this is a great
hbuy, ret them all or open your own business, $400,000
* I1rinie 20+/. acre potential cominierci.a parcel located
near West Glads Elcinentaryi in Muse andl just tiniltutes
away lirom downtown .alelle. $3.50 per square foot.


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*PERFECT FORAWEEKEND GETAWAY This 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS home
with multiple outbuildings is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, on an over-
sized .71 +/- acre city lot, only minutes from Lake Okeechobee! $350,000
*NEED SPACE???? THIS IS THE PLACEII! 3/2 Residential mobile with two
HUGE additions consisting of 2644 +/- sq. ft. home, 3 garages, 2 open porches
and a large dock. Deep water canal for up to a 4' to 5' +/- draft with power and
water. Located by the up and coming River Forest Yachting Center. $399,000
* GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR A SAAVY INVESTORS Property has 4 units:
Unit 1 has a 3BR/2BA; Unit 2 is a duplex with a 2BR/1BA and a 1BR/IBA; Unit
3 is a 1BR/1BA and has a waterview. Property has direct access with a dock to
the Caloosahatchee River $405,000
*RIVERVIEW GALORE! This FULLY FURNISHED 3 bedroom 2 bath river-
front home is in a deed restricted community overlooking the Intracoastal
Waterway. Enjoy your own private boat dock with lift and 8 person Jacuzzi on
large screened lanai! $495,000
GORGEOUSS POOL HOME ON SCENIC WATERFRONT LOTI This 3/2
custom home offers fabulous extras in this private neighborhood including
triple skylightts, tile, oak flooring, lania & pool with river access. $565,000
*BE ELEVATED ABOVE THE CROWDI Literally! In this exotic flagstone
heated pool, with spa and waterfall, overlooking the scenic Caloosahatchee
River! You, too, could enjoy luxury after a long day of work! Live the high life
in this three bedroom, two bath home on 1.04 +/- acres. Plus More! $650,000
* FINALLYI YOUR HOUSE ON THE RIVER! Affordable architect designed
3BR/2B home with cathedral ceilings, great room design, and front and back
screened porches, PLUS detached IBR/1B guest house, PLUS detached 780 sq.
ft. garage/workshop with finished interior. $695,000
*ALMOST 2 ACRES OF INTRACOASTAL RIVERFRONTAGE LOCATED
IN PRESTIGIOUS FORT DENAUD AREA! Let the citrus grove help keep
your taxes low while you wait for this appreciating asset to sky rocket in value!
Property has an existing 2 story 1800 +/- ft building with full apartment above
and triple garage below. Utilize as a retreat now and guest house or office artist
studio for your estate home later! $759,900
0 INVESTOR'S BULLSEYEI The "owner side" also has three bedrooms, three
full baths, two car garage, and covered open "barbeque" porch. The "tenant
side" has a formal living room, large eat-in kitchen overlooking a spectacular
riverview, three bedrooms, three full baths, and single car garage with laundry
facility. Or the perfect Bed & Breakfast establishment! $775,000
*VIEW MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS... of the tranquil Caloosahatchee River
from this boat dock which includes a 10,0001b lift or screened lanai of this cus-
tom designed 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Enjoy 16 +/- foot high ceilings with
palm frond paddle fans and best of all, retractable sliding glass doors opening
to the screened lanai complete with pool and spa with a waterfall. $775,000
* YOUR.OWN PIECE OF PARADISE... is what you get with this split floor-
plan riverfront home with it's three bedroom and three full baths. This "like
new" home enjoys 10' ceilings, a contemporary design, a spacious kitchen and
entertainment- perfect screened lanai. Most rooms have riverviews! $799,900
*APPRAISED FOR $1,200,000 ON 12/01/2006! Priced under market at
$950,000 for quick sale. Price includes 2 +/- acres of secluded, wooded river-
front (165 feet!), 2400 +/- sq. ft. (under air) home, pool and cabana with 1/2
bath; dock with 10,000 lb lift; garden equipment shed; asphalt driveway; AND
FREE BOAT OMEGA 28 FLY BRIDGE + SOFTTOP. $950,000
*CALOOSAHATCHEE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY! Family friendly,
twostory home, with 160' +/- of river frontage, was designed for breathtaking
river views. Observing boat traffic from almost every room will not be a prob-
lem! Ultra private & wooded 1.36 +/- acre lawn is sloped to the river and fea-
tures a private gated entrance. $975,000
*LET ME TELL YOU WHY THIS IS A GREAT INVESTMENT!!!!! Split 1+/-
acre off this 3.68+/- acre parcel and sell ;Quite, tranquil, serene; ICW transit
and hurricane hideaway for yacht; More for your money;Workout, swim, boat &
swing from the oaks; Now where else can you own this much land and size home
for this amount of money, along with recouping on the riverfront parcel you sell
off??? $1,280,000
* CUSTOM RIVERFRONT HOME OF RARE BEAUTY AND INTEGRITY
One of LaBelle's most striking riverfront estate homes, designed to integrate
the breathtakingly beautiful 4 +/- acre riverfront tract with almost 400 feet of
seawalled perfection. Master bedroom downstairs with the upstairs features 3
bedrooms, 2 full baths, and spacious game room. $2,150,000




'BLUE HERON CALLS... and your canoe glides over tranquil Bee Branch to
your private dock just steps from the oak shaded deck of the dream house you
will build! 1/2 acre in a fabulous established one way in and one way out neigh-
borhood. $125,000
*TRULY AFFORDABLE RIVER ACCESS LOTI This canal lot is in a quiet res-
idential neighborhood. Drive your golf cart to the Glades Golf and RV Resort.
Public boat storage, restaurant, ramp and cabin-rentals all close by. $149,000
* BEAUTIFUL BEE BRANCH CREEKFRONT HOMESITE with direct access
to the Intracoastal Caloosahatchee River. Perfect for small boats, kayaks,
canoes, etc! Secluded location on a quiet cul-de-sac. $195,000
*YOUR OWN MINI BOAT YARD... located in iTrkey Creek S/D on deep
water canal! Build your home or work on your boat with this 20Ton boat hoist
with 8' x 15' slip. Property has well & electric, dock and to top it off, 40' steel
hull cruiser. $250,000
* BEAUTIFUL RIVERFRONT HOMESITEI This beautiful oversized homesite
is located in one of LaBelle's nicest neighborhoods. This lot boasts over 100 feet
on the Caloosahatchee River, which provides deep water access to the Gulf,
Lake Okeechobee, & the Atlantic Ocean! $299,900
*THERAPEUTIC SETTINGSI Enjoy this beautiful riverfront lot with picture
perfect river views. A perfect spot for your dream home or for the investor look-
ing for appreciating value. Approximately 1 +/- acres with 140' of river
frontage. Located in historic Fort Denaud. $398,500
91.74 +/- ACRE RIVERFRONT HOMESITE with Gulf, Lake Okeechobee, &
Atlantic Ocean access! Located in historic Ft. Denaud just west of LaBelle, on
the banks of the beautiful Caloosahatchee River. $439,900
*OVER 1000' OF RIVER VIEW PROPERTYI Dock permits in process. Located
in prestigious Port LaBelle Ranchettes and deed restricted for single family res-
idences only. One of the few places on the river that you can have horses (1 horse
per acre allowed). $495,000
'TRANQUILITY AWAITS... Absolutely stunning 1 +/- acre cleared riverfront
homesite located in Hidden Hammock S/D, boasts an astonishing 190' +/- of
riverfront on Florida's famed intracoastal. Located close to the Lee/Hendry line


& directly across the street from a park, this extraordinary homesite offers more
than gorgeous views of the river...its coveted location ensures that this appreci-
ating asset will continue to do so for years to come! $525,000

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an Gregory Bone Smith
Lisa Clehorn Katie Solomon
SShelly Cole Carrie Williams
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700 S. Main Street Ward Dickinson Williams
LaBelle, FL 33935 *Paul Meador
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Auctions 105
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Found 130
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KITTEN Black, Long haired,
Near Library, 3rd Ave. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)801-1784
MALE DOG- white, vic of
Platts Bluff, on 12/11,
50-601bs, call to identify
(863)467-6960


PEKINGESE Last seen be-
hind the Rodeo Grounds,
cream in color. Please call
(863)763-1138 Reward!
PIT BULL MIX Male, Black,
approx 8 yr old. Late Sun.
eve 12/09, Vie. Fernwood Ln
SW area. (863)612-0301


BLUE HEALER Female, 3 yrs.
old. Neutered. Needs room
to run. (863)697-6865
FILL DIRT -100+ Yards, 1st
come, must load w/own ma-
chine/trucks. 1275 Com-
merce Drive, Labelle
FREE: 1 MINI. SCHNAUZER
and 1 Chow Chow. Female,
housebroken, shots current.
239-842-0040
FREE: KITTEN Female, to
good home. (863) 634-9017
KITTENS free to good
homes only. Males & fe-
males, (863)801-3561 to
see
KITTENS 6 wks. old: All
males. Free to good homes
only. (863)634-3029
PEKINGESE M, 2-3 yrs old,
neutered & housebroken,
loveable, good w/kids, needs
attention. (863)673-4220


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for as little as
$27.94 per week
Call Shawn, Dale
or Barb at
863-675-2541
to learn more!
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FRESH SHRIMP for sale!
Direct from the boat! Head on
or head off. Head on 5 to 25
Ibs, $5.00 lb. 25 Ibsto 100
Ibs, $4.00 lb. Over 100 lbs,
$3.00 lb. Pick up in Bokeelia.
Lic #RC-23028
(239)699-7704
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STATEWIDE! You can run
your classified ad in over
100 Florida newspapers for
$475. Call this newspaper
or (866)742-1373 for more
details or visit: www.florida-
classifieds.com.
What Deslroys Relationships?
Answer pg 371 Buy and
Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $20.00 to:
Hubbard Dianetics Founda-
tion, 3102 N. Habana Ave.,
Tampa FL 33607
(813)872-0722.

Emplment


Employment -
Fuln-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment 2
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227-
Sales 230:




$10 IS ALL THAT STANDS
BETWEEN YOU AND A GREAT
JOB WITH AVONI!
Call Gwen (888)265-1256
Advertising Sales Manager -
National Newspaper Place-
ment Services (N2PS) is
seeking an experienced sales
person with management ex-
perience to lead the sales
team. N2PS, a subsidiary of
the Florida Press Associa-
tion, sells and services print
and online advertising for
newspapers. Successful ac-
count management, proven
leadership skills required and
an undergraduate degree or
equivalent, related experience
required. Email your cover
letter, resume and salary his-
tory to: hr@n2ps.com. EOE,
drug-free workplace.
Advertising Sales Representa-
tive National Newspaper
Placement Services (N2PS)
is seeking an experienced
sales person to sell print and
online advertising. N2PS, a
subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and
services print and online ad-
vertising for newspapers.
Demonstrated success with
previous media sales andan
undergraduate degree or
equivalent related experience
required. Online sales experi-
ence a plus. Email your cov-
er letter, resume and salary
history to: hr@n2ps.com.
EOE, drug-free workplace.



-MEDICAL ASSISTANT
& PHLEBOTOMIST-
Needed at Florida Community
Health Centers. Bilingual
preferred. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits. Apply
at 315 South W.C. Owen Ave.,
Clewiston, FL, or fax resume
to (863)983-9604. EOE/DFWP


ATTN: DRIVERS Paid Orienta-
tion and Bonus 36-43 cpm
($1000+ wkly) Excellent
benefits Class A and 3 mos
O TR req u ired
(800)635-8669.


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SHIFT Hourly/Salary FullVPart
Time


Cage Cashier (1) ......... ........... Grave .......... Hourly .. ..... Full-Time
Dining Room Host/Hostess (2) ......... Evenings ........ Hourly ........ Part-Time
TAD Customer Service Rep. (1) ......... Evenings ........ Hourly ........ Part-Time
Line Cook (1) ..................... Day/Swing ........ Hourly ........ Full-Time
Player Club Representative (1) ........ Swing/Nights ....... Hourly ...... Full-Time
Prep Cook(1) .................... Flexible/Swing ...... Hourly ....... Full-Time
Security Officer (1) .................. Grave ......... Hourly ....... Full-Time
TAD Technician (1) ................... Grave.......... Hourly ........-Full-Time
TAD Supervisor (2) ................. All(Flexible) .......Salary ........Full-Time
Executive Host (1) ................. All (Flexible) ....... Salary ........Full-Time
Poker Room Supervisor (1) ......... All (Flexible) ..... Salary ........ Full-Time
Computer Operations Manager(1) ..... All (Flexible) ..... Salary ........ Full-Time
Sous Chef (1) ..................... All (Flexible) ....... Salary ....... Full-Time
The Tnbal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, train-
ing, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job require-
ments. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native Amercan Tribes who meet the job
requirements.
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and bring it to the HR Office.
Qualifications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for the position.
As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.


I HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
"'fW ere It'sITIA)bout ettinA Better"
LPN I orll (F PT, Perdlem)
FL LPN Lic. & IV Certi. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Full time ER RN III StalSupervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS re
Perdlem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lie. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or super-
visory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Diem- C.NA or C.NA Monitor Tech
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and exp. nionitoring rl5hm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yts sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
CM Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have
the ability to use computerized medical record abstract and
encoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of3yrs medical office management expe-
rience in a plyidan's office. This position requires skill in developing
and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
Per diem Laboratory Assistant
Previous experience with specimen collection preferred
Full time Department Secretary (Quality/Rlsk Management)
Previous exp in an ollfice setting pref. Must have exp with MS
Office apps. Must possess excellent organizational, cust svc
and communication skills
mnv.hendeyreglonal.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding
Fleet offering Regional/OTR
runs. Outstanding Pay Pack-
age. Excellent Benefits. Gen-
erous Hometime. Lease
Purchase on '07 Peterbilts.
NATIONAL CARRIERS
(888)707-7729 www.nation-
alcarriers.com.
Driver: DON'T JUST START
YOUR CAREER, START IT
RIGHT! Company Sponsored
CDL training in 3 weeks.
Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
(866)917-2778.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classilleds.


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Our top driver made $71,087
in 20071 How much did YOU
earn? $.45 per mile? Make
more in 20081 Home most
weekends! HEARTLAND EX-
PRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.
Professional Bodyguard Op-
portunities. Earn up to
$200,000 per year. Free
training. All traveling expens-
es paid. No Felonies. No Ex-
p e r e n ce O K.
(866)271-7779. www.body-
guardsunllmited.net.
The classllleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
NOW AVAILABLE 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$'20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE. PAID
TRAINING. FED BENEFITS.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Have Fun and Get Paid! 30
Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Hottest Fastest Growing!
Home-based Business Op-
portunity of the Decadel Per-
sonal Training Provided. 6-7
Figure Income Potential. Not
MLM. Call Now
(888)874-9344.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


Due to the opening of our newest
facility Saturn Southwest Florida is
looking for a self-motivated, high
quality ASE/GM Certified Technician
for our Cape Coral location. We offer
competitive wages, medical, dental,
continuing education, and STD/LTD.
Please contact Tom Crivello for
your confidential interview.

Saturn of Fort Myers
4201 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, Florida
239-939-7474 i210

"E.O.E. and a Drug Free Workplace"


Certified Nursing Assistant
"Test Prep Course"
Delta Health Group, Inc. has an AMAZING
opportunity for individuals in our community
to become Certified Nursing Assistants!
We are offering the knowledge to challenge
the C.N.A. exam with a "test preparation" course.
Want to learn more?
Contact Oakbrook of Labelle TODAY
at 863-675-1440
New Applicants Only Need Apply.. No prior arrest history.


Employment


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PIFIP WANTFr



Semi skilled manual work involving various
maintenance, construction, & plumbing tasks.
Requires plumbing.experience, possession of a valid
Florida driver's license with acceptable driving
record. Must have a High School Diploma or its
equivalent. Open until filled.
Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
100 E. El Paso St, Satellite Office in Clewiston & at
165 S. Lee St., the Courthouse Square in LaBelle in
the HR Department.
Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free.Applicants needing
assistance in the application process should
contact the Hendry County Commissioners
HR department (863) 612-4782.


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LALQR< > FNDERS
202 E. Suga d Hwy: A hr a n C tInn)
(863) 902-9494



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* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
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NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is Illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900'telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.




MORTGAGE
RELIEF!
We will buy your home
or take over your
payments!
(239)935-0609

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435






COMPUTER SERVICE
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classfieds



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



DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us

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L^55,g


GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
863)675-1166
863)673-6388



MARINA JOE'S
BOAT REPAIRS
New & Used
Parts/Engines
(863)342-4290 Fax
(863)342-4302




StallCalls

Mrnm &rPet SitM&g Setiee
Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Trn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fieds.


PLUMBING REPAIR
SERVICE
T. Parke Services, Inc.
24 hour service
Commercial & Residential
Plumbing
Lic. #CFC-1427448
(863)342-4290
Fax (863)342-4302


Merchandise

k-fili I

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens L Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys K Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AIR 2.5 for $400
& 3.5 ton $600. Both Split
systems. Good running con-
dition. (863)675-0358
WINDOW A/C Unit $60.
(863)675-7963.


ANTIQUE PHONE 1930'S
era, Stromberg-Carlson
Crank style. $75 or best of-
fer. (954)536-6613
COLOR TV STEREO CONSOLE
Antique 25", w/8 track &
record player, Curtis Mathis,
$50 (863)824-3358


DISHWASHER Kenmore,
$50 (863)946-3822 Moore
Haven
DISHWASHER Kenmore,
very good condition, cleans
well, 2 yrs old. $150
(863)763-1504
DRYER Kitchenaide Pres-
tige, 7 eye., Sup. Cap + HD,
110 watt, gas pwrd heat.
$65 (863)467-1702
DRYER Kenmore, electric,
excellent condition, white,
$150 (863)763-1504
DRYER WHIRLPOOL 4 cy-
cles, 3 temps, HD/extra large

cap. 220 watts. $65.
(863)467-1702
GLASS TOP STOVE (Kenmore)
& REFRIG (GE) ice maker in
Refrig. $200 for both or will
sell separate (239)333-5811
REFRIGERATOR Westing-
house, Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-8474
REFRIDGERATOR/FREEZER -
Compact, Haier, 4.2 cu ft
20x22x34 $100.
(863)697-3299
STOVE GE, white, exc. cond.,
$150. (863)946-2072.
STOVE White, Gas, Works
great. $85. (863)675-8937
STOVE TOP drop in, beige,
exc. cond., GE, $100.
(863)946-2072
WASHER Kenmore, Low pro-
file. Barely used. $200
(239)210-1475
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune, stacked, $750.
(863)675-6904
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



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READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful




MICROWAVE Hotpoint. $15
(863)467-4567


ELECTRIC BICYCLE Mon-
goose, used twice, excellent
condition, looks brand new.
$175 neg (863)763-7849
MENS 26", rides great, $15.
(863)763-0996



SHED 8x10, Good condition.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)467-0185


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,
Buildings


No Pressure Sales

OTHER
SIZES
AVAILABLE
Built up to 40' Wide
Unlimited Length
S16 Colors
FL Engineered Plans
SMeets 130mph Windload

877-951-2300
METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
wwwlnatalsystma0i 40us1ca
PfKbO pIS bals IdXi'OubIy fbsS
Ph IlOs lor displ.y purposesoanr l



METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com.
OUTSIDE DOOR 32", brand
new, with frame, $50.
(813)892-7867
STYROFOAM INSERTS Ap-
prox. 50, for roof pans. $50.
(863)763-3451


BABY STROLLER $15. Call
(863)763-0625
CRIB Ahd highchair, top
quality. $120 will separate.
(863)673-5704
INFANT SLEEPERS Onesies
and other clothing. $40 will
separate. (863)763-3982
before Noon
TODDLER TOYS $75 for all
(239)253-2799


BELT BUCKLES Swarovski,
crystal, new & beautiful, va-
riety of styles & colors, $25.
(863)634-7311
CORDUROY MINK JACKET -
Fox collar, size 10, gor-
geous. $700 (863)234-1073
WEDDING DRESS White.
Beaded w/train & veil. Size 3.
Great shape. $300
(863)227-6007


PEDAL CAR -1950's, nice
original $250
(863)675-4858
SANTA CLAUSES collection
of 13 count, battery operat-
ed, all for $195
(863)946-0408



DELL COMPUTER SYSTEM-
Complete, Fast! XT Pro. Lot's
of programs. $75.
(863)517-2782 Tony
SONY VAIO LAPTOP Com-
plete, all restore & program
disks, books & case. $375
Firm (772)461-8822



COMFORTER SET King size,
pillow shams, skirting &
comforter, new. $35.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee


BAR STOOLS (3) Black, Swiv-
el w/ backs. Seats are 27"
high. $90 for all, will sep.
(863)763-8011
BED Trundle style. $50
(315)751-6632
BEDROOM SET Full size
Poster bed, Chest of drawers,
Dresser & night stand. Good
cond. $250. (863)673-6226
BEDROOM SET King size,
Chest of drawer, Night stand
& headboard. Real good
cond. $250. (863)673-6226
BEDROOM SET Queen size,
6 pc. Solid wood. $250
(239)645-9155
BEDROOM SET W/matching
desk, B pc set, rustic, queen
size, like new. $2500 or best
offer. (863)447-1255
CASUAL CHAIR SET 4,
Chairs on wheels, Upholster,
$100. Will separate.
(863)357-0365
COMPUTER DESK Very stur-
dy. $25 (863)467-9413
COUCH / HIDE A BED -.Floral
print. Full size bed, Futon,
lass coffee & end tables
525. Will sep. 863-467-8474
COUCH & LOVESEAT Leath-
er, Tan. $300. or best offer.
(863)763-3631
CURIO/CHINA CABINET Sol-
id wood with glass shelves &
light. $90 (863)467-7026 or
(863)610-1401
DRESSER With mirror. For-
mica. Light oak color, 6
drawers. $40.
(863)467-8041
ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIRS Exc.
condition, Pd. $900, asking
$500 firm. Call
863-763-9096 aft. 5, Iv. msg.


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
custom, 8' long, $300.
(863)634-3848
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Real Oak, on wheels, 76" H x
40" W, excellent condition.
$200 neg (863)357-1560
FUTON black, metal framed,
asking $20 (863)697-3605
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER Black
leather, good condition.
$100 (863)674-0467
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$500 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIVING ROOM SET Couch &
Loveseat. $125
(239)645-9155
LIVINGROOM SET- Hunter
green, 5 pc. Must go! $600
neg. Call Kristina before 5:30
pm 863-357-0391 Okee
LOVESEAT Sleeper sofa
STwin). Excellent condition.
200. (863)357-0365
RECLINER Lazy Boy Deluxe.
Great condition. $170
(863)675-2463
SLEEPER SOFA Like new.
Plaid. $100 (863)675-2463
SOFA & 2 ARMCHAIRS SW
print, blue & tan, mint cond,
non-smoking/no pet home.
$800 neg (772)223-6299
SOFA & LOVESEAT Country
blue & Futon Good condition.
$150. for all. (863)763-7727
SOFA red leather, asking
$300 firm (863)675-3888
after 7pm
TV STAND Has pull out shelf,
real oak wood, on wheels.
$35 (863)357-1560



GOLD CLUBS- 25 clubs, bag,
2 doz balls, $40
(863)763-0944
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


AR 15 Completely custom.
Red dot scope. Sure fire
light. Collapsible stock. Flip
rear. $1000 (863)634-4798
MARLIN Lever Action, 45-
70. Never fired. $450
(863)634-4798
RIFLE 3006, good condition.
$300 or best offer
(239)229-1367
RUGER Single six con-
vertible, 9 1/2" barrel. $300
(606)219-3890
SHOTGUN Remington model
1100, 20 gauge, brand new.
$350 or best offer
(239)229-1367
SHOTGUNS (3) 14 & 20 ga.,
9 mm pistol, $750 for all or
will sep. (502)931-8101
SMITH & WESSON Model
640, 357 mag, 5 shot, snub
nose, stainless. $425
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
WINCHESTER Model 50, 12
gauge w/rib. $400
(606)219-3890



AB LOUNGE exercise ma-
chine, exc. shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)634-8734
EXERCISE BIKE with fan,
$40. (863)612-0647
EXERCISE MACHINE Air-
Strider, $25. (863)467-4567
HOME GYM Helix Pro 300
lbs weight bench press, peck
deck, leg press, etc. $275 or
best offer. (772)873-1363
TREADMILL Like new, has
all program & incline op-
tions, perfect for Christmas.
$599 (954)931-9946 Okee
TURBO IONIZER'S (2) Air
purifiers, like new. Paid $155
each, asking $200 will sep-
arate. (863)763-3932
WEIGHT BENCH $25
(863)357-3633
WEIGHT BENCH SET Com-
plete, good condition, many
weights from 5-25 Ibs. $300
or best offer. (863)227-0029



CENTRAL HEAT/AIR Good-
man, 48,000 btu's, like new,
just serviced. $2500 or best
offer (863)763-3932


ENGAGEMENT RING 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-476-7848


HOSPITAL BED up & down
on both sides, $100.
(863)612-0647
LIFT with remote & station-
ary control. Older model but
works great. $1500. or best
offer. (863)634-9433
SCOOTER New condition.
$600. (863)467-9892


WHEEL CHAIR Electric, Ex-
cellent condition. $600 or
best offer. (863)763-6907


AERATOR Cmplt head/impel-
ler w/converter 3 phase to
single phase. 7.5 hp w/1800
rpm $2100 (863)946-2989
AWNING Aluminum, white,
74" W x 27", like new. $40
(863)763-1997
DISH SET Bavaria, Germany,
28 pc., 4 place settings,
$25. (863)763-0996
HURRICANE SHUTTERS, 48
panels, like new, with fasten
downs, alum., $600 or best
offer. (561)348-0276


I83-70
0.


STATUES fiberglass, 1
Horse, 1 Bull, 1 Pelican, 2
Light Houses, $3500 or will
sell sep (863)467-7453
TRACTOR HITCH & DISCS 3
pt hitch, 8 ft blade. $400 will
separate. (863)674-0052
WINDOWS Aluminum, 2-
30x30, 1-40x45 5/8 wide,
very good cond., $45 will
sell sep. (863)763-1997



DRUM SET 3 pieces, great
for Christmas, good shape,
$125, Call (863)634-8734
ORGAN Kimball, Fort Drum
area, $ 25 firm.
(863)467-1309.


BABY SUN CONURE8 2 for
$299. (239)464-0506
BIRD CAGE 42"wx42"1x3'w,
good cond., $75.
(863)357-0704
CHIHUAHUA DOGS -1 Male &
1 Female. $75 each. Call
(863)697-6618



WATER PUMP for water
well, 5.5 hp, Titan, trash
pump, 3", never used, $700
(863)983-4940
WELL PUMP- Sta-Rite,
115/230 volts, Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)763-1079



HOT TUB 1 year old, 5 per-
son. $3000 (863)357-7480
or (863)634-0830
HOT TUB 6 person, with cov-
er. Like new. $500.
(561)262-1390
HOT TUB- Hot Springs Prodigy
5 yrs old. 6 speeds. Lots of
extras $1500 or best offer
(239)738-1532 LaBelle area
POOL Above ground, 1 yr old
Exc cond. 33'x18'x5', Paid
$5500. Asking $3500. You
Move. (863)634-4218



KENMORE with cabinet,
Chair included + misc.
$100. (863)697-3299


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
FEEDERS 55 gallon w/inside
funnel, has cables, motor &
batteries. $175
(863)467-0222



CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL SYSTEM 2 GTI 15's and
a JBL 1200 amp, complete,
ported box. $1000
(863)634-7157
WIRELESS HEADSET MICRO-
PHONE Shure, hands free
microphone. $100
(239)503-0339
XM SATELLITE RADIO SYS-
TEM Delphi, for car, inclds
base, receiver, antenna.
$100 (239)503-0339


FLAT SCREEN 4 brand new
TV car flat screens. $499 ne-
gotiable. (186)506-6452

rC111 I
AIR COMPRESSOR 5.5 hp,
Honda motor, 1 pull start.
Runs great! $225
(863)763-2438 Okee
AIR COMPRESSOR T30 In-
gersoll Rand, Industrial
type. 3 phase. $2500 or best
offer. (561)261-9960
GENERATOR-lOhp, B&S, pull
start, 6250 Max watts, Cole-
man Powermate, never used
$325. (863)610-0575
MITER SAW DW 708, 12"
blades, DeWalt, 2V/2 yrs.
Good cond. Paid $559. Ask-
ing $375. (863)467-4096
RADIAL ARM SAW 10".
$100 (863)634-6604
SAW Sears, Woodworkers
Combo, 10", 3 hp, radial arm
& miter saw. Both work well.
$250. (863)673-4758
SHOPSMITH $900 or best
offer (863)357-0256
TABLE SAW 10". $100
(863)634-6604
WOOD BAND SAW -12" with
stand. $125 (863)357-3633


NINTENDO Wll 2 games, ex-
tra controller, all wireless.
$450 (863)634-7157
PLAYSTATION 2 With 7
games, 2 controllers &
memory card. $150.
(863)763-3982 or 697-3248


KIRBY VAC CLEANER -G4,
asking $100 (863)467-7453
UPRIGHT VACUUM, Kirby
Generation 6, Attachments
included & shampooer, with
bags, $150. (863)763-3451


DISNEY VHS VIDEOS $60
will sell separately.
(863)763-3982 before Noon.


-TOP $$-
Looking to buy coin
collections. Gold, Silver,
Paper Money. Nothing Too
Big or Smalll I'm Not a
Dealer. I'm looking to ad to
my personal collection.
(239)707-1396 Bob

Buying a car? Look In the
classllleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
leds.

Agriculture



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




FARM TRUCK flatbed, runs
great, $500/best offer.
(863)675-7963


HORSE TRAILER '05, WW 2
horse slant with tact room.
Like new, never used.
$4500.772-233-1127
ROPING SADDLE 16" Circle
S, only a couple of months
old, too big for me. $500 or
best offer. (863)634-9518
SADDLE 141/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1500.(863)697-6470



RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Yazoo, 42" cut, 16 hp. Front
deck. $600. 863-675-1224
RIDING MOWER John Deere
L120, 22 hp, 48" cut, 97
running hours. $1200 firm.
(863)357-2988
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, Rear
bagger. Exc. shape $600
(863)467-6025
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
Almost new. $20.
(863)763-0625
ROTOTILLER, Sears, chain
drive, runs good, $250.
(561)790-3681
SNAPPER Z TURN MOWER-
52" cut, like new, $1800
(863)201-0672


Rentals



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



$199/Mol 6BR/3BA HUD
Home (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.



2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
Central heat/air,
dishwasher; and
much more!
Come in & ask us





City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $650 mo. Inclds
all util's, satellite tv, wireless
internet. (239)370-8532


-IApartmen


GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
3 Bedroom Apartments

* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
resident.
" Handicap units available
SRental rates starting at $647

Call 675-0313 or drop by to see one of our affordable apts.
TDD # 1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, Labelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity


LABELLE
1 br, 1 ba All Util. incld.
Fully furnished, Stone
tiles throughout. Com-
munity pool. $720 mo.
+ Sec. dep.
Se habla espanol.
(863)612-5037



COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILD-
ING 462 South Bridge



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,100! Only $255/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 6/BR $199/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
COUNTY VILLAGE, 1BR/1BA,
avail, immed., $700 mo. +
sec. 863-673-0066
LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba with gar-
age, 90 Martin St.
(863)675-4485
LABELLE- Downtown, 2,000
sq. ft., 4BR/2BA. $900/mo.
Possible lease w/option to
buy. (863)673-0178.
LaBelle, WONDERFUL
3br/2ba CBS home in
quiet neighborhood.
$1,200 mo. plus
1 mo. security.
Call: 863-673-0066.
LEHIGH ACRES House, 2
BR, 2 BA, central A/C, new
carport, renovated. Pool.
$750/mo. (239)369-9567
LEHIGH ACRES DUPLEX 3/2,
carport, Mirror Lakes area,
Homestead Rd, $750/mo
(239)369-9567
MONTURA RANCHES 4br,
2ba, 1%4 acre, Doublewide,
$1300 mo. Or best offer. Call
Jose 786-423-9787 or
863-228-6370
MOORE HAVEN WEEKLY OR
MONTHLY RENTALS FUR-
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED
3 br, 2 ba CBS home.
$950/mo.. 2 br, 2 ba mobile
home, $625/mo. 1 br apt,
$210/wk utilities included Call
(863)509-0096
Port Labelle
* (2)3 BR,2BA$950 mo.
+ sec. & ref's. &
* 2 BR, 1 BA, $800 mo. +
sec. & ref's.
Fort Myers 2 BR, 2 BA,
Townhs. in gated community.
Fully furnished.
Call (863)673-0081
for more information.
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir. 4br/2ba. New home
$1100/mo. + lst'mo. free
rent. Eugene 954-658-1552
Rent to Own Ig. 2/2, Country
Village, 2008 Mariner Ct.
appl's incl., $700 mo., 1st
last & dep. (239)849-3856
RIVER & CANAL HOUSE:
Large corner lot. 2 BR, 3 BA
w/Florida rm & 2 car garage
in LaBelle. 863-517-1935
RIVERSIDE PROPERTY -
w/dock, 3 BR, 2 BA, w/full
kitchen & space. LR area,
Very private & quiet loc.,
$1600/mth + utils.
(863)885-2776 for details.
WOODED AREA 3 BR, 1 BA.
REASONABLE. No dogs.
Lazy T Ranch
(863)675-1614

Looking for a place to
hang Your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fleds.


Room to Rent: at Horseshoe
Acres, $100 per week.
(863)233-1544
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classlfteds.



FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail., air
conditioned & non-air,
each unit alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats, trailers,
RV & trucks. Manager on-
site, 1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.

How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section oft the clas-
silflds


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 m. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392



TURKEY CREEK Double wide
& Guest house w/dock.
Call Mr. Wallin (305)743-3799
(970)222-7682


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



PIONEER PLANTATION 7
ac., W/ Ig M/H, detached
garage & shed. 3 entrances
w/culverts. Fully fenced &
cross fenced. Ready for
goats,. cattle & hoYses.
$320K or will trade for prop-
erty in N. FL or Georgia.
(954)275-6436
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell t In the
dassmeds.


LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Reduced $30,000
Lease w/Option to buy or
owner financing considered.
3 Bdrm. 2 Ba. Large rooms.
Top Area! Reduced to
$159,500. $ave $$$$
Deal Directly with Owner.
863-673-5071
LaBelle
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
(863)675-0717.
Bet a quick response to
any Item you may be sel-
Inn with a classified ad.



Middle Tennessee

Home GMACt


Tim Spencer
Affiliate Broker

Farms Land Homes

Office: 931.762.4663
Toll Free: 800.459.8516
Mobile: 931.242.5149
E-Mail: officemgr@hfrealtyco
3-35 Acre Tracts near Moul-
trie, GA. Wooded acreage
with lots of paved road front-
age. $8,000 per acre. Call
Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
SOOOsqft custom built home
on 10 acres. Includes
stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes
south of Tifton, GA. Great
location! Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classlfleds.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




FT. DENAUD- 2br, 2ba,
DWMH w/1 car gar. 5 Acres.
Country setting. Pets
welcomed. $850 mo. Avail.
now! Call (239)693-0305 or
(239)872-0690
Mobile Home, 3BR/1BA, $575
mo. + $300 sec. dep.
863-612-4832 or
863-674-1333
MUST BE 55 YEARS OF AGE
Gated community w/ pool,
club. house & river access.
We also mow your grass.
$595 monthly. Ready to
move in! Call 863-673-4325
NEAR LABELLE 2br, 1ba, on
2.5 acres. Very private.
$125/wk rent + sec. dep.
(863)675-0218



3 cuartos / 2 banos trailer sin-
cio in el pueblo de LaBelle.
$3500 de deposit mensu-
alidad baja lista para ser oc-
cupada. Llamee al
(863)675-8888 o
(863)612-6511
3/2 bans casa manufactura-
da localizada en 1 Acre. de
tereno mensualidad $820
con solo $5000 de deposit.
No tiene credit o tiene mal
credit tambien le podemos
ayudar. Liamee nos al
S863)675-8888 o
863)612-6511 para mas in-
ormacion.
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Inventory Liquidation Sale
Models in stock sold cheap.
Negotiate your best price in
years. We also have lots
avail. Call (863)675-4442 or
(863)673-4325
LABELLE 3 BR, 2 BA, double
wide, w/14 x 40 LR, on 2.5
acres. Must see!, Utility shed
w/BA. (863)675-4088
Liquidacion de ventas, Todos
los models tienen que saler.
Tambien tenemos tereno dis-
poneble. Llamee al
(863)675-4442 /
863)612-6511
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
-$39,900 includes set up &
A/C. Very easy financing
avail. Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on 1 acre lot. $5,000 down
$820 monthly. No credit
needed. Bad credit accepted.
Call (863)675-8888 or
(863)673-4325
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2banos a solo $39,900
Incluyendo instalacion com-
pleta y aire control. Para mas
information. Llamee a
(863)675-4949 o
(863)612-6511
Singlewide 3 BR / 2 BA in
the city of LaBelle. $3,500
down. Low monthly pay-
ments. No credit needed.
Ready to move in. Call
(863)675-8888 or

TRADE IN'S WANTED
No Money Down... with your
old homes equity. Very easy
financing. Low prices on all
New 3 & 4 Bdrm. Homes.
Call (863)675-8888 or


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025





220 GPU. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-1443
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor. $2700
(863)357-3329
AOUA SPORT 22', Center
console, open fishmen, 225
Evinrude. Good cond.
$3500. (863)228-2622
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14,1 hp,
'69, antique, w/3 propellers
& gas tank, runs good,
$480. (561)790-3681


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12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 27, 2007


BONITO 15', with 30 hp
Johnson motor. Trailer in-
cluded. Good condition.
$1900. (863)675-8579
BOW RIDER 15', 50hp John-
son motor & trailer. Good
condition. $1200.
(863)228-2622
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
COBIA 1981 16 Ft., Cnt.
Console 60 hp Johnson.
Runs great. Needs TLC.
$1300 (863)484-0267
ESCAPE SAILBOAT 14 ft, cat
rig, much like a Sailfish,
easier to sail, will deliver lo-
cally. $895 (863)674-0647
EVINRUDE '93, 6hp out-
board. Like new. $400.
(561)262-1390
FLATS BOAT -16', 1996,
OMC 88hp engine. With trail-
er. $1800. (772)971-7130
GHEENOE CLASSIC BOAT '91
- '04 Honda 15 hp 4 stroke,
power tilt & galvanized trail-
er. $3600 (863)634-0815
HOLIDAY BOAT '84, 14',
w/Mariner 40hp engine. Trol-
ling motor & EZ load trailer.
$1500 (863)801-4756
JON BOAT 16ft, 7.5hp
Chrysler motor, trailer,
$1000 (863)201-0672
JON BOAT 12 ft, 6 hp motor,
many extras. $600
(863)673-0329 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
JON BOAT 14 ft aluminum,
no motor, V haul, as is. $150
(863)612-6575
OPEN FISHERMAN 20 ft,
150 mercy, float on aluminum
trailer, 300 hrs., good shape.
$4995 (863)946-1105
POONTOON BOAT 20' & trail-
er, 35 hp Johnson motor.
Good condition. $1800.
(863)824-6720
PRO CRAFT BASS BOAT -
17.6 fiberglass, 112 hp Evin-
rude, trailer, less than 200
hrs, $4500 (863)946-0408
SEA NYMPH '83,15', Alumi-
num with trailer & '91 40hp
Johnson with tilt & Trim.
$2500. 765-620-4373
WHITEWATER '68, 14', Fi-
berglass. Trailer (needs tires)
i nc lu d ed $25 0 .
S(863)447-1735


CAMPER 12 ft slide in, self
contained, new a/c, very
good cond. $1400 For more
info, call (863)983-6483
CATALINA COACHMAN '95-
RV, 23ft, asking $4000
(863)261-2500
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$1500 needs work.
(772)215-3500/597-0463


FIFTH WHEEL '79 Wilder-
ness, 1 bed, bath, stove &
fridge, needs minor work,
$2000 neg. (863)528-0920
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL '94, 32
ft, w/slide out, new hot water
heater, cold air, good tires,
ready to move $8900 or best
offer (863)835-0692 or
(239)770-0248 .



BOAT PARTS Console,
w/wind shield, gauges, misc.
hrdwr, fuel tank-25 gal. $165
will sep (863)697-9704
BOAT TRAILER 18 ft, galva-
nized, perfect condition.
$400 or best offer
(863)612-6575



TIRED OF RIVER/LAKE BOAT-
ING? Own your very own
Gulf Dockominium 10x10x30
w/prestigious membership at
the Sanibel Harbor Yacht
Club. Entertain your family
and friends at a 5 Star Re-
sort facility with loads of
amenities. $117,900 will
consider trade for other Flori-
da properties. Call
(239)561-2190


HARLEY ACCESS. Leather
jacket, Vest & Chaps. XX
Small Worn 3 times. Like
new. $200. (863)763-7727
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1996 -
1200 CC, 28K mls. Runs
good. $2500 or best offer.
(863)634-1193
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1000 or
best offer. (239)265-0985
HONDA CRF 50 '05 Great
starter bike, looks and runs
great! $700 or best offer
(863)634-6265
KAWASAKI NINJA, '02 $900.
(863)261-1113
SCAFFOLD On Motorcycle
trailer. $200. (863)763-3451



CHILD'S ATV 70 cc, needs
minor work $300
(863)673-5784
CHILD'S ATV 90 cc, needs
minor work. $500


(863)673-5784
DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1400. (863)697-6464
GO CART Silver Fox, 6.5 hp,
Subaru engine. 2 seater.
Great condition. $600 firm
(863)675-3126 after 5pm.
GO KART Adult size, 6.5 hp,
runs great. $400
(941)812-5315 Okee area
GO KART Runs great. $200
or best offer. (863)447-1255
HONDA 300 EX 2003 w/Re-
verse. All original parts. Adult
ridden $ 2 3 0 0
(845)551-0811


HONDA ATV '06, 350cc, 4x4,
new ITP mud tires. Chrome
rims. Great Christmas present!
$5000. Neg. (863)634-2979
HONDA FOREMAN '05 500
elec shift, 37hrs, $5000 or
best offer (863)673-2388
JEEP RENEGADE Lifted,
Royal Blue. Lots of accesso-
ries. Fun to Ride! $3000 Call
Renee (863)697-1702
KAWASAKI 350 1997 4 wd,
Adult ridden and owned.
$1800 (845)551-0811
KAWASAKI KX 125 2000 -
Dirt Bike. Looks great! Kick
start ready. $900 Firm. Call
Mark (863)634-0566
YAMAHA 225 2001, Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $2100
(239)867-1093


COACHMEN TRAVEL TRAILER
33', good cond., orig. own-
er, towed 1600 mi., $4500.
(863)612-0515

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE,
'86 int. good cond., needs
some body work, new parts,
$2500. (863)357-0704
CROWN VICTORIA LX '96 -
Runs great, new croc design
ragged top, good tires, 4 dr.
$2300 neg (239)503-5354
FORD .PROBE '92 Black,
standard, needs some TLC
but runs well, needs battery.
$700 neg (239)200-5505
GRAND MARQUIS '89 A/C,
auto, low miles. $1599 or
best offer (954)260-1933
MERCURY STATION WAGON
'90 100k miles, very good
condition, always under cov-
er. $999 neg (863)763-8143
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93,
Runs good but needs clutch.
$700 or best offer.
' -(239)210-1475 .
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '98 -
Black, 4 dr, a/c, 4 cyl, save
gas, low miles. $1200 neg.
(239)503-4705 Spanish
PLYMOUTH BREEZE '98 4
cyl, pw, pl, cc, a/c, runs,
needs some work, exc int.
$1500 neg (863)675-1548
SUBARU LEGACY '91, Runs
good, Good tires (2 new).
ood work car. $1000. Call
Pat4863)634-3097 Lv. msg.
TOYOTA CAMBRY, 1997 -
White w/gold trim, exc.
cond. $4,000 or best offer.
Call 863-675-1410
TRANS AM '81, New motor,
Runs good. $3500.
(863)675-0358


CHRYSLER NEW PORT 1962 -
2 Dr., Hard top. Runs good.
All original, Great project.
$600 (863)261-2907
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL'
MARK V '79, Loaded, 79K
orig mi. Runs good. New body
work $2500. (330)573-8413
PLYMOUTH '69 4 dr, every-
thing electric, VIP model, ex-
cellent condition. $899
negotiable. (786)506-6452



DUMP TRAILER '01, 7xi2,
double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)697-2032


EZ GO GOLF CART '00 36
void, 7" lift kit, 23" tires, al-
um. rims, $2200.
239-229-2974


CHROME RIMS 17", Cadil-
lac, w/tires Goodyear Eagle
GT, like new. $500
(941)812-5315 Okee area
FORD ENGINE 351 with ex-
tras, complete. $500
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
FORD ESCORT '92 for parts,
not title, can hear run, $400
or best offer (863)228-4805
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition. $ 1 75.
(863)357-5754
LEER BED COVER- Fiberglass,
new $950 asking $100
(863)675-4858


LOWERING SPRINGS Vogt-
land, for Honda Civic, only 1
mth. old, sell for $100.
(863)634-8735 after 5pm.
RANCH HAND BUMPERS -
Front & rear, fits '03-'07 Che-
vy HD pickups. $1500 for
set. (863)634-3434
RIMS & TIRES 8 lug, 8 on
6 1/2, Mickey Thompson
rims. $250 (863)634-9696
RIMS (4) Aluminum, 15" x
10", 5 lug w/35 x 12.50 BF
Goodrich T/A tires. $200
(863)634-6265
Shop here fIpsti
The classified ads


RUNNING BOARDS For Su-
erduty Crewcab Pick Up.
eige, off King Ranch Edition
$300 neg. (863)697-0328
RUNNING GEAR 2 1/2 ton
complete set with a wench.
$1500 or best offer.
(863)673-5784
TIRES Discovery Cooper,
31/12.5/15, 5 lug rims, very
good cond., $300.
(863)634-5421
TIRES (2) 245/45/17, off of
a Mustang. $50
(863)634-9696
TIRES (4) 33/12.50/15 with
aluminum rims. $400
(863)801-4519
TOOL BOX Diamond Cut,
from a Tundra Pickup. Like
new. Mint condition. $125
(863)467-4604
WHEELS 20", 8 lug with Nitto
tires, chrome, off of Chevy
3/4 ton, $500
(863)763-4098/634-2131


CHEVY 1500 FLEETSIDE '95,
Everything is new, crate eng.,
Leather int, Alum tool box,
Tires/rims $7K (863)674-1412
CHEVY PICKUP, '94 needs
work, call for information,
$800 or best offer.
(863)261-3392
CHEVY S10 '97, Cold A/C,
Runs good. $2500.
(863)634-4654
CHEVY S10 1991 Long bed.
2.8 V6, 5 spd. 55K org. mis.
Gas saver. Excellent condi-
tion. $2300 (772)332-5804
DODGE DAKOTA SPORT '94,
Runs great. Tires good. A/C
works well. $1900.
(863)675-0104
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-7706
FORD Needs work. $500.
(863)532-1327
FORD FlO, '81 good run-
ning motor, $700.
(863)634-3848
FORD F-1510 1999 Grey, 35K
5 spd. stick. 6 cyl. New tires.
Long bed cover. 1 Owner.
$5500 (863)467-5303
FORD F150 XLT, '94 4 whl.
dr., auto, $2500.
(863)634-5421
FORD F250, '80 auto, 2 dr.,
2 wheel drive, $1200 or best
offer. (863)675-7041 or
(863)673-4758
FORD F350 '93 -'4x4, crew
cab, remain. diesel, 110 gal
fuel tank. $3650 neg
(863)634-3947 anytime
FORD PICK UP '94 4 x 4, au-
to, all power, clean, no rust,
looks & runs great. $2500
(863)674-0467
GMC '86, Step side, Low-
ered. 350 4 bolt main.
$2000. (863)447-1735


CHEVY S1lO BLAZER 1992
Runs good. New paint.
Needs tires. Asking $1500.
or best offer. (863)673-4677
JEEP '98 4x4, tow bar, hitch,
new A/C, tires, brakes, have
rcpts. $4450 (863)946-1105
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR '04,
Loaded, Leather int., 30K
mi., Excellent condition.
$25,000. (863)674-1412


CARGO TRAILER black, 2
yrs. old, w/spare, $2,750.
(863)824-0835.
CARGO TRAILER '07 7x16,
tantrum whis, 4 whi. elec.
brakes, ramp & side, door,
$2500. 239-229-2974
FLATBED TRAILER $300 or
best offer. (863)467-7011
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin-
gle, $175 (863)824-6720
TRAILER Goose Neck.
$2100E(863)467-02222


CHEVY CAMPER VAN '89 -
Roof A/C, Refrig., Micro. CB
Radio. Engine needs work.
$600(863)675-6107
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
(863)467-4650

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Talk to kids about cybersafety


TALLAHASSEE -- As Florida
schools let out for the holidays,
Attorney General Bill McCollum
last week issued an advisory
encouraging parents to talk to
their children about cybersafety.
During the holiday break, chil-
dren have more leisure time and
often spend more time on the
internet. The Attorney General
emphasized the importance of
taking a proactive approach to
teaching children safe internet
use and encouraged parents to
become familiar with the web-
sites their children visit and pro-
. grams they use.
"Education and communi-
cation are vital to keeping our
kids safe and minimizing the
risks they face while surfing the


internet," said Attorney General
Bill McCollum. "Parents should
talk to their children about steps
they can take to protect them-
selves and their friends from on-
line predators. I encourage par-
ents to visit our SafeSurf website
fo information on how to better
protect their children and to en-
sure a safer holiday season on-
line."
For tips on safe internet surf-
ing, parents, students and edu-
cators are encouraged to visit the
Attorney General's cybersafety
website at http://www.safeflor-
ida.net/safesurf to obtain valu-
able information about staying
safe while online. The SafeSurf
children's page includes several
entertaining and educational


games that teach internet safety.
The teen SafeSurf page offers
tips on safeguarding personal in-
formation and avoiding danger-
ous situations. It also has a link
to stories from teenagers who
were victimized on the internet
and a link to the CyberCrime
Unit's MySpace page. The web
page for adults offers a guide to
popular internet language used
in chat rooms and gives safety
advice on how to monitor your
children's online activities. Par-
ents should also become famil-
iar with sites their children visit
or programs they are using.
The Attorney General also
compiled the following list of
internet safety tips for parents to
share with their children:


Children should always be
cautious when chatting online
with someone they do not know
in real life;
Never give out or post
personal information like last
name, address and date of birth;
Never post photos or use screen
names which may reveal per-
sonal information such as age
or school name, or ones that
may be considered provocative
or seductive
Children should never
make plans to meet someone
who they have only met online
without a parent present; and
Always report any inappro-
priate chatting or sexual solicita-
tions received online.


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Loxahatchee Wildlife refuge to benefit from project


WEST PALM BEACH -- An
innovative project to divert and
treat urban stormwater runoff
before it enters the Arthur R.
Marshall Loxahatchee National
Wildlife Refuge is moving into
its second phase thanks to an
ongoing partnership between
the South Florida Water Man-,
agement District (SFWMD) and
the Village of Wellington. The
SFWMD Governing Board re-
cently approved a $21.5 million
contract with the Village for the
second phase of the Acme Basin
B Project.
The project provides environ-
mental restoration benefits by
constructing a 368-acre storm-
water impoundment area and
pumping station. Together, they
will create a means to store
phosphorus-laden stormwa-
ter runoff that can be moved
into canals and treatment areas


rather than left to flow into the
wildlife refuge. Land needed
for the project was also trans-
ferred from SFWMD to the Vil-
lage. Phase 2 of the Acme Basin
B Project follows the successful
completion of the S7 Pump Sta-
tion, which will work in concert
with the planned impoundment
area.
"The District is making ev-
ery effort to improve the qual-
ity of water flowing into the
Everglades and Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge," said
SFWMD Governing Board Chair-
man Eric Buermann. "This co-
operative effort with the Village
of Wellington demonstrates our
continued commitment to envi-
ronmental restoration."
Once constructed, the im-
poundment will serve as a
holding and settling area for
stormwater runoff, providing


immediate water quality im-
provements. From there, water
can be moved through canals
for coastal discharge or to an-
other treatment wetland, Storni-
water Treatment Area 1 East. It
is anticipated that most of the
water from the impoundment
area will receive this additional
treatment.
Stormwater treatment areas
(STAs), a key component of
Everglades restoration, are con-
structed wetlands that use plants
to clean phosphorus from water.
Since 1994, the State has con-
verted a total of 52,000 acres of
former farmland south of Lake
Okeechobee into STAs. Since
that time, the six "green" treat-
ment facilities have retained and
prevented 960 metric tons of
phosphorus from entering the
Everglades.
Over the last decade, the


STAs -- combined with improved
agricultural practices -- have
prevented 2,678:.metric tons of
phosphorus from reaching the
Everglades. During Water Year
2007 (May '06 through April
'07), the STAs captured and
treated 900,000 acre-feet of wa-
ter, reducing phosphorus loads
to the famed River of Grass by
71 percent.
Since 2000, Florida has in-
vested close to $1.8 billion to
improve water quality in the Ev-
erglades. The District's budget
this year dedicates $111 million
to further improve the quality of
water entering the Everglades
Protection Area. Investments
in environmental restoration
represent a full two-thirds of
the District's entire proposed
FY2008 budget.


Farmers, ranchers encouraged to participate in census


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is urging the
state's farmers and ranchers to
watch their mail in early January
for the arrival of the 2007 Census
of Agriculture form.
"I urge all of Florida's
agricultural producers to
participate in the Census by
completing and returning the
form," Bronson said. "The input
received by the Census helps
shape the future of agriculture
for years to come, and we want
to make sure that the voices of
Florida's farmers and ranchers
are heard."
Conducted every five years
by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the Census is a
complete count of the nation's
farms and ranches and the people
who operate them. The Census
examineslanduseandownership,
operator characteristics,
production practices, income
and expenditures and other
topics. It provides the only source
of uniform, comprehensive
agricultural data for every county
in the nation.
"Regardless of how large or
small their operation or what
kinds of products they produce,
it's important for Florida farmers
and ranchers to complete and
return the form," Bronson said.
"By participating in the Census,


theywill help themselves and their
communities."
USDA's National Agricultural
Statistics Service (NASS) will mail
out Census forms on December
28, 2007, to collect data for the
2007 calendar year. Completed
forms are dpe by February 4, 2008.
Producers can return their forms
bymail or fill outthe Census online
via a secure web site.
"The Census of Agriculture
provides information that benefits
agricultural producers and their
communities in many ways,"
Bronson said. "For instance,
policy-makers factor Census
data into decisions concerning
agricultural and rural programs.
Community planners use Census
data to target needed services to
rural residents. Companies rely on
Census data when determining
where to locate their operations.
And farmers themselves can
use Census data to help make
critical decisions about their
businesses."
For more information about
the 2007 Census of Agriculture,
contact the NASS Florida Field
Office at (407) 648-6013 or 1-800-
344-6277 or visit www.agcensus.
usda.gov.

What is the Census
of Agriculture?
The Census of Agriculture is
a complete count, taken every


five years, of America's farms
and ranches and the people
who operate them. It is the
most complete agricultural data
resource available, providing
the only source of uniform,
comprehensive information for
every county in the nation. The
Census provides information
on land use and ownership,
operator characteristics,
production practices, income
and expenditures, and manyother
importanttopics.The2007 Census
of Agriculture is your voice, your
future, your responsibility.
By participating in the 2007
Census, producers can help
show the nation the value and
importance of U.S. agriculture.
This is an opportunity for every
producer to show how agriculture
contributes to America by
providing food, fuel and fiber.
Each producer has the power to
influence key decisions that will
shape the direction of American
agriculture for years to come,
including:
Transportation and marketing
locations;
Farm services;
Production practices and
new technologies; and,
Policy decisions.

The future


impact on the future of their
own operation and their entire
community. The Census provides
valuable information used for:
Community planning:
Farm succession planning:
Store/company locations:
Availability of operational
loans and other funding:
Location and staffing of
USDA service centers: and,
Federal budget support for
agriculture.

Everyone's
responsibility
Everyone's response to the
Census makes a difference.
To assure we are providing
the best tools and reports, we
need accurate information from
all farmers and ranchers no
matter how large or small their
operations. This information is
used to make a positive difference
inlocalcommunities.Additionally,
responses are required and
protected by law.

What to Do?
Producers should look for the
Census form in their mailboxes in
early January 2008.
Forms must be mailed back
or completed online by Feb. 4,
2008.


By responding to the Census, Visit www.agcensus.usda.gov
everyproducercanhaveapositive for more information.








Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 27, 2007 1


Langford Ford supports FFA


DECEMBER 10- Today, Paul
Langford announced that Lang-
ford Ford, Inc., would join Ford
Motor Company in their ongoing
commitment of $1 million in an-
nual support to the National FFA
Foundation (formerly known as
the Future Farmers of America).
In 2008, Ford Motor Company
will provide substantial sup-
port for the 81s1 National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis and
the FFA Washington Leadership
Conference in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Ford has committed
to an eleventh year of the Built
Ford Tough collegiate scholar-
ship program, which will award
up to 700 FFA members with a
$1,000 college scholarship, each
co-sponsored by Ford Dealers
like Langford Ford, Inc.
Ford has supported the Na-
tional FFA Foundation since the


first F-Series truckwas introduced
in 1948, and has sponsored
the Built Ford Tough collegiate
scholarship program since 1997.
The program, equally funded by
Ford Motor Company and Ford
dealers, has awarded more than
$4 million in scholarships to over
3,650 FFA members.
Langford Ford, Inc., is spon-
soring the Built Ford Tough
college scholarship program
for LaBelle High School and
Moore Haven High School and
has been a proud supporter for
9 years. For the 2007-08 school
year, they are helping 2 local stu-
dents attend the college of their
choice.
FFA members must take their
scholarship application to Lang-
ford Ford, Inc., for the dealer
signature and the official dealer
code to be included in the schol-


arship search. The applications
are then sent to the National FFA
for final judging and selection. As
a result, the FFA members get to
personally meet and thank the
dealer that could possibly help
fund their college education.
"We're pleased to be able to
support the local FFA, as well as
Ford Motor Company's support
of the National FFA Foundation,"
says Paul Langford. "All of the
FFA scholars we have sponsored
have told us how grateful they
are for the support, and how
the FFA experience has changed
their lives."
Ford's long-standing sup-
port of the FFA has contributed
to the F-Series being America's
best -selling trucks for 30 years
running. First, Ford Truck sales
are inextricably connected to
the success of the agricultural


industry, which according to
the FFA employs one out of
five American jobs. In addition,
Ford's long-standing support of
the FFA and local scholarships
helps foster strong, lasting rela-
tionships between these future
agribusiness leaders and both
the Ford brand and local dealers
like Langford Ford, Inc.
"Visit any local farm or the
National FFA Convention, and
you can see that trucks particu-
larly F-Series play an integral
role in the agricultural industry,"
says Paul Langford. "Ultimately,
a part of F-Series' truck sales
leadership is tied to the agricul-
ture industry. We want to help
these future leaders to succeed,
and to become our customers
from the start of their careers to
the end -just like many of their
parents and grandparents."


Child care assistance enrolling now


Community Coordinated
Care for Children, Inc. (4C),
Southwest Florida's child care
resource and referral agency,
in partnership with The Early
Learning Coalition of Southwest
Florida, are enrolling eligible
families throughout Hendry and
Glades Counties to receive child
care financial assistance through
the Early Learning Program. The
open enrollment is active
immediately and will continue
until available child care slots
have been filled.
The Early Learning Program
is designed to ensure that all
children have access to qual-


ity, nurturing child care services
that prepare children for school
and life success, while enabling
parents to obtain and maintain
stable employment. The finan-
cial assistance program, funded
in part by State of Florida tax
dollars, is offered to low-income
families who are not able to af-
ford the cost of child care. To
qualify, parents must work or
attend a recognized educational
or training program for at least
20 hours per week, be Hendry
or Glades County residents, and
meet State requirements relal-b.
ing to income and family size.
To make an appointment, call


4C toll-free at 1-888-802-6789 or
239-935-6100.
About 4C
Formed in 1969, 4C is an ac-
credited, 501 (c )(3) non-profit
organization that has been
providing child care services to
families since 1969. In March,
2007, The Agency for Work-
force Innovation Office of Early
Learning and the Early Learning
Coalition of Southwest Florida
awarded the contract to 4C to
administer the Early Learning
Program in Collier, Glades, Hen-
dry and Lee Counties, and to
serve as the official State funds


S ,. Submitted photo/Jodi Bell

Way to hussle!
No job was too big for the Voices Unidas Club from LaBelle High Schooll Students from
the club held a car wash at McDonald's to provide Christmas presents for the families at
the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. We would like to thank Mr. Nesbitt for his con-
tinued support of activities for the Voices Unidas Club.








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matching partner. 4C officially
opened in Southwest Florida in
July, 2007 and serves over 8,000
children throughout the 4-coun-
ty service area. In addition to
the Early Learning Program, 4C
provides free child care resource
and referral services, enrollment
for the state's Voluntary Pre-Kin-
dergarten program, child care
provider training and technical
support services. 4C receives
funding in part from the Agency
for Workforce Innovation Office
of Early Learning and the-Early
Learning Coalition of Southwest
Florida. 4C is a United Way part-
ner agency.





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LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-3270
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Riverdale Dental Associates
"FROM CHILD TO GRANDPARENT, WE COVER ALT. YOUR FAMILY S DENTAL NEEDS!"


323m acres N, ,niuonooa
on beautiful Store on busy
J a c k s corner. Full
Branch. kitchen, with
2,700+ sq.ft. drive-thru win-
of living area in the home. Both dow, recently remodeled and
house and outbuildings need TLC. family style seating inside.
Pasture and wooded areas, Ceramic tile floors. Potential for
fenced and cross fenced. gas pumps. 2400+/- sq. ft. store
Beautiful cypress strand at Jack's plus a small hair salon. Purchase
Branch. Paved road access. Priced soon and be ready for the season.
to sell at $2,500,000.
10+/- to 936 acres available in
Gerber Groves. Some working
grove & some cleared. Also, small
parcels available for ag lease. ____


Mobile home park
with 18 rentals,
Park Store and Laundry, just off
Cowboy Way. Well maintained
park-like setting, fenced, picnic
tables. Come take a look!


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W.'Hic och a Avenue S ulte 1600
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''Office: 674 -$740; COU:'863-517-1153
Rim 674-6739
Linda Dekle Davis Lic RE Broker





14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 27, 2007


FINAL DAYS-ENDS JANUARY 2ND!


'08 Focus SE '08 Edge SE


'08 Explorer Eddie Bauer '07 F-150


1 A MONTH*
39-MONTH RED
CARPET LEASE
$1,475 DUE AT SIGNING


AA MONTH*
39-MONTH RED
V ~CARPET LEASE
$1,805 DUE AT SIGNING


' MONTH*
Lz 39-MONTH RED
U CARPET LEASE
$999 DUE AT SIGNING


CASH
$4y5OOBACK**


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