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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: January 31, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Almanac

Magic show,
three days only
THE MAGIC OF JOHN
ROBERT LIVE will be at the
Firehouse Cultural Center this
weekend. Call FCC at (863)
675-3066 for this fantastic com-
edy, magic and illusion show
filled with laughter, wonder,
thrills and amazement. Three
days only: Thurs., Jan 31; Fri.,
Feb 1, Sat., Feb 2 at 7 p.m. All
seats are $10 each for this spe-
cial performance at FCC, 241
N. Bridge St., LaBelle.

Special hours for
Property Appraiser
The Property Appraiser"s
Office will be open for special
extra Homestead filing hours
late till 6 p.m. Thursdays Feb
7, 14, 21 and 28; Saturdays
Feb 2, 9, 16 open from 9 a.m.
till noon. For information call
LaBelle 675-5270 or Clewiston
983-1591.

Free HIV Testing
Anyone can get a free HIV
test at Hendry County Health
Department, 1140 Pratt Bou-
levard (LaBelle) and 1100
Olympia (Clewiston), and
Glades County Health Depart-
ment, 956 Hwy 27 SW (Moore
Haven), on Thursday, Feb, 7
from 8:30 a.m. to noon and
I to 4:30pm in observance
of National Black HIV/AIDS
Awareness Day. Get educated.
Get tested.

MCA plans election
The Muse Community As-
sociation will hold a special
nominating meeting at 6:30
-.p.m. Thursday," Feb., 21, fol.-
lowed by the regular election
meeting at 7 p.m.

Car wash Saturday
LHS Drama will host its first
annual Car Wash this Saturday,
Feb. 2, in the U-Save parking
lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Re-
freshments will also be avail-
able.

Chicken and
homemade noodles!
VFW Post 10100 presents
Colleen's chicken and home-
made noodle dinner on Fri-
day, Feb. 1. Serving begins
at 4 p.m. The post is located
on SR 29S, next to the rodeo
grounds. Smoke free dining.
Ya'll come!

American Legion
Riders Scholarship
The American Legion Rid-
ers Chapter 130 of LaBelle will
be awarding two $500 schol-
arships in May. Basic require-
ments are: Applicant must be
an honorably discharged U.S.
veteran or related to one; ap-
plicant must be in the senior.
year of high school, graduated
from high school, obtained
GED or is currently attending
VA approved college, univer-
sity or vocational technical
training institute. Applications
can be obtained from the
American Legion Post 130 or
by calling Patsy at 675-1772.
Applications must be received
by March 1,2008.

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Back to Bridge Street


Parade returns
to original route

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Hold it! Don't make your
parade plans yet! The Swamp
Cabbage Parade route has been
changed again it's back to
Bridge Street.
Yes, the committee came to
an agreement with Florida De-


partment of Transportation that
will allow the parade to follow
its original route, forming up on
South Bridge Street at the Catho-
lic church and moving north on
Bridge to Barron Park. The pa-
rade will disband at the park and
floats and other units will move
around to Main Street, back to
SR 80 where they will reenter the
flow of traffic.
The only intersection that will
close down is at SR 80 and Bridge
Street. It will close at 9:45 a.m.


and reopen at 12:15. Through
traffic will be able to travel
around town via Cowboy Way
or CR 78. However, truck traffic
headed south on SR 29 north of
LaBelle when the intersection
closes will be forced to park till
the parade is over. Trucks can-
not take CR 78 because of the
load limit on the old Fort Den-
aud Bridge. Lighted signs will be
posted for several weeks north
of the bridge to inform truckers
in advance of the stoppage.


Keepiing the best: making it better


LaBelle City Commissioner Hilda Zimmerly, resident Malcolm Baker, engineer Rock
Aboujaoude and Bryan Smith of DBS Consulting go over possible plans for the future
of downtown LaBelle.

Making plans for downtown


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The question is: how do
we want downtown LaBelle to
look and feel in the future?
The answer is in the making
now in the ongoing process of
downtown revitalization.
The most recent presenta-
tion on the work being done
took place Jan. 17 at the La-
Belle Civic Center with updates
from representatives of experts
from agencies like the. Depart-
ment of Transportation, RUS
and DBS Consulting.
The Jan. 17 meeting covered
several aspects of the down-
town area's transition including
transportation issues, architec-
tural style and ways to ensure
downtown LaBelle remains a
place locals and visitors want


to go.
The recent study done on a
Visit Florida grant, interviewed
stakeholders, mapped the area
to be included in the down-
town revitalization project,
set the downtown anchors at
Barron Park on the northern
end and the Courthouse to the
south, and detailed the pros and
cons of the current downtown
area.. By and large, locals want
to keep the historic buildings,
park, oaks, river, businesses,
library and the walkable scale
of downtown, while improv-
ing and expanding on its good
points.
The only definite architec-
tural standard for downtown
agreed upon by stakeholders
at this time is to limit buildings
to a maximum of three stories.


Any architectural style limita-
tions would require a city ordi-
nance hopefully with incen-
tive based standards.
The future LaBelle down-
town is envisioned with wide
expanses, inviting sidewalks
connecting desirable sites,
natural streetscapes with traffic
calming features and, of course,
the park. The city would create
codes to attract desirable busi-
nesses like small stores and
offices no big chain stores or
high rises.
Major concerns include fears
about the bridge's eventual re-
placement the type of bridge
and its placement could totally
transform the downtown area.
Locals do not want a repeat of
the Moore Haven's new span
See Downtown Page 2


Ham operators are needed


Hendry and Glades Counties
are looking for Amateur (Ham)
Radio volunteers for emergen-
cy communications. Amateur
radio is a vital link providing
emergency communications
when other methods of com-
munication fail. During Hurri-
cane Wilma, the only commu-
nication to some of the shelters
for several hours was by ham
radio. Area ham radio opera-
tors provided communication
for the Community Emergency
Response Team (CERT) train-
ing final exercise in LaBelle on
Friday, January 18.
Over the past several years,
the number of hams available
to operate the ham radio equip-


menthas declined. Several fac-
tors have contributed; but com-,
puters and cell phones have
reduced interest in the hobby. A
ham radio operator is required
by the Federal Communication
Commission (FCC) to possess
a valid FCC license to operate
the equipment. The advantage
to Ham radio is that it works
much better than Citizen Band
(CB's), Family Band Radios or
even Business Radios.
The FCC, in 2006, recog-
nized the decreasing level of
interest and responded by
making the Technician License
MUCH, MUCH easier to get. A
person is no longer required
to learn Morse Code and the


35 question, multiple-choice
exam is much easier. The best
way to start the process is to
take practice exams on-line at
www.QRZ.com. See how you
do; many of the questions are
just common sense. At QUICK
LINKS you can click on PRAC-
TICE TESTS (Technician).
Study guides are not required
but can be obtained at QRZ at
the BECOMING A HAM linkand
then going to LICENSE STUDY
MATERIALS.
The written FCC exam will"
be given in LaBelle at 4 p.m. on
Tuesday February 19, 2008. The
license is available to all ages.
See Operators Page 2


All foot traffic to the park
from the west will be required to
go under the bridge so traffic on
Bridge Street will not be affected
after the parade is over.
FDOT has agreed to these ar-
rangements for this year, but the
route will be revisited on a year-
by-year basis.
Help sponsor rodeo
There is a need for more
sponsors for the SCF rodeo. In-


terested? Call Ernesto Franco at-
863-673-0369.
5K route changed
The Swamp Stomp 5K run
route has also changed. The
Run-Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23, before the pa-
rade. Pre-registration is $22 by
mail -- must be postmarked by
Feb. 18. Registration will be $25
on race day (from 7-8 a.m.); $15
See Parade Page 2


Investigation



being reopened


Twenty years ago, Feb. 1,
1988, seven-year-old Alejandra
Hernandez was kidnapped,
sexually molested, then mur-
dered. Her body was found
buried in a shallow grave in an
orange grove in Hendry Coun-
ty, southeast of the Hendry Cor-
rectional Institution, near the
Collier County line just south-
east of Immokalee.
The child was reported miss-
ing on Monday, Feb. 1, when
she failed to return to her fam-
ily working in the grove. She
had been sent on an errand to
get a small ladder to help her
family pick oranges. When she
did not return, the family began
to look for the child, but found
only her shoes and one sock.,
The family had just moved
here from Texas and had not
had time to enroll the children


Submitted photo/HCSO
Alejandra Hernandez can
you help find her killer?
in school, so decided to take
them with them to the groves.
See Murder Page 2


Public input,



the lake and



belt tightening


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their Jan. 22 regular
meeting, Hendry County Com-
missioners took up discussion
on ground rules for public
comment at board meetings
that were passed at the Dec. 11
meeting.
The new ground rules re-


quire anyone wishing to speak
to fill out a speakers request
form. The new rules state that
public comment will occur
during discussion for the partic-
ular public hearing item when
it takes place. If the subject the
person wishes to address is not
a public hearing item, he or
See Meeting Page 2


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be a top NASGRASS destination. For more information,
to donate or become a sponsor, please call S 863-381-
3677 or 675-4748.


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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 31, 2008


lane traffic calming features that
DowntownIl would make the center look dif-
ferent or eliminate the center lane
Continued From Page 1 and allow parking on the street.
bridge. Water quality, truck traffic,-.-Raiwsqintersections are another
speeding arid pedestrian safety' '.tfoi reducing traffic speed.
are also majdo concerns. 2 Shift the main thorough-
The group set forth'two'pos- fare to Main Street and align a
sible major traffic plan. new bridge with it. Main Street
1 Continue to use 'Bridge could have two or four lanes of
Street as the main 'thoroughfare traffic. This scenario, however,
with two-way traffic and center would not be compatible with


Main Street's oak canopy.
Ideas also include decreasing
the speed limit coming into town
from the north and a possible
roundabout north of the bridge.
The audience learned that there
are aesthetics that can be applied
to the old bridge in the interim to
make it more appealing, such as
architectural designs to the tender
house, lighting and landscaping.
One solution to downtown's


lack of parking would be to pro-
vide parking on side streets, for in-
stance, on Yeomans between Lee
and Bridge, and on Washington
between Main and. Bridge. Park-
ing could be on an angle or paral-
lel one side of the road or both.
FDOT is initiating a PD&E study
now for SR 29 from Cowboy Way
to US 27 as part of its long range
planning process. There is no de-
sign as yet, just corridor analysis


of land suitable, fatal flaws, alter-
natives and bridge alternatives.
City Planner Shellie Johnson
summarized VisionFlorida work-
shop ideas as: preserving exist-
ing the town's character, mak-
ing downtown more liveable,
strengthening it as a sense of


place with the use of gateways,
signs and public spaces.
Continuing information will be
presented at the next workshop
on Barron Park and the water-
front. Ultimately, the completed'
study will be presented to the city
commission for approval.


Meeting
Continued From Page 1
she may comment at the begin-
ning of the meeting. Persons who
are the subject of an agenda item
may speak when that item is dis-
cussed. Time will be allotted for
non-agenda items at the end of
the meeting.
Speakers will generally be al-
lowed three minutes although
the chair has discretion to allow
additional time. All speakers must
speak at the lectern.
Commissioners revisited these
rules at their Jan. 22 meeting,
saying that information about
the subject should be presented
before public comment is taken.
Even the commissioners some-
times don't have all the informa-
tion pertaining to an item early
enough to help them before it
comes up for discussion.
Chairman Janet Taylor said
the new rules were not intended
to confuse but to help maintain
order. She agreed that speakers
should know the background of
the discussion item before they
get up to speak.
Commissioner Kevin McCar-
thy said the expanded agenda
will help the audience to be more
enlightened. He moved that the
public should speak after staff
presents the item. Commissioner
Darrell Harris seconded and the
motion passed, 4-0. Commission-
er Bo Pelham was absent from
the meeting.
Clean up the lake
The board passed a resolu-
tion to urge the US Corps of Engi-
neers and other agencies to clean
up Lake Okeechobee while lake
levels are currently low. Commis-
sioner Maddox said the lake may
reach levels as low as five feet by
March a perfect opportunity to
clean up debris on the lake bed
as well as dredge unwanted nutri-
ents from the bottom. The biggest
problem with dredging, he said,
+ i finding an appropriate place to


Parade
Continued From Page 1
for those under 18. You can also
register on line at www.ftmyer-
strackclub.com. All proceeds sup-
port the Caloosa Humane Society.
Early race packet pick up is
Friday, Feb. 22, at Southern Land,
700 S. Main Street between 9
a.m.-5 p.m. For more informa-


Murder
Continued From Page 1
After her disappearance was
reported, officers from HCI initi-
ated the search for the little girl,
which then included officers from
both Hendry and. Collier counties.
The area was contained as the
search continued, row by row.


Operators
Continued From Page 1
The cost to take the test is $14.
The test will be administered at
the Hendry County Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Class-
room at 1000 Forestry Division


1388 Sugarland Hwy,
Clewiston, FL 3340
863-983-4171
wwwSonnysBBQ.com


dump the spoil. The Tourism De-
velopment Council recommend-
ed the board take the action. Gen-
eral clean up and simultaneous
dredging will save both time and
money.
Commissioner Maddox made
the motion, which was seconded
by Commissioner McCarthy. It
passed 4-0.
Citizen input
LaBelle resident Ernie Reddish
spoke to the commission, saying
they need to affect a moratorium
on building not lean on the one
cent sales tax. He said the county
is paying too much rent for the
Courthouse Plaza and also should
be temporarily renovating the old
sheriff's office in Clewiston un-
til funds can be found for a new
one. He suggested prisoners who
do not absolutely need to be in-
carcerated be "cleaned out" of
the overcrowded jail so the coun-
ty can see how many beds are re-
ally needed.
Commissioner Maddox said
the majority of prisoners in the jail
are waiting for trial and due pro-
cess cannot be sped up. Commis-
sioner Taylor said she met with
the judges who assured her they
are doing all they can to work to-
ward getting some of the prison-
ers out. She is also approaching
Rep. Grimsley and Sen. Bullard
for assistance.
Hard times
The commissioners discussed
tightening their fiscal belt especial-
ly if the Homestead amendment
passes, as expected. Projects like
Airglades, making water available
for potential West Hendry County
residents, a sheriff's suboffice in
Clewiston and new jail may all be
in jeopardy.
The county is 'expecting a
$900,000 loss in ad valorum taxes
if the amendment goes through.
Commissioner Harris had dire
predictions of a recession lasting
5-10 years and told his colleagues
they must run the county's fi-
nances the way they would run


tion, call Bonnie Denning at (239)
229-1819 evenings or email her at
bonnie@soland.com.
The park will be bulging with
over 120 booths this year, offering
food, fun and goodies of all vari-
eties.
The committee will continue
to meet every Monday till the fes-
tival (Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb.
24) at 6:30 p.m. in LaBelle City
Hall.


Her body was found Feb. 2.
Investigators are hoping that,
on the 201h anniversary of Alejan-
dra's death, someone will finally
step forward with information
to give her family peace. Anyone
with information is asked to call
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice at (863) 674-4060, ask for
Don Munch or Alice Campbell. At
the caller's request, information
will be kept confidential.


Road which is located at the in-
tersection of Cowboy Way and
Forestry Division Road.
For more information, di-
rections or to make a reserva-
tion, please contact Norm Dill-
man, NQJCC at 863-234-9626 or
n.dillman@juno.com


their own households.
Commissioner Maddox agreed
times are hard and felt that, once
the county takes control of the
old Courthouse from the school
board, the county should be very
careful about doing only minimal
renovation to keep costs down.
The county noticed the school
board that it will be moving back
into the old Courthouse by Sep-
tember 2011. That's when the
county's lease with Royal's will
expire. The county has not been
able to reach terms with Royal
Consolidated Properties, Inc., to
purchase the Courthouse Plaza
property.
Commissioner Maddox said
there is no easy answer for the
jail overcrowding during hard
times there is more crime. The
county tried farming prisoners
out and that didn't work; the
state won't allow, them to be
put in tents. Although not gener-
ally in favor of the pretrial release
program previously proposed by'
County Judge Jim Sloan because
he is afraid it will turn into "an-
other arm of government," he
would consider a temporary ver-
sion of the program.
Commissioner McCarthy
questioned where the $4.1 mil-
lion figure for a new Clewiston
sub-office came from. He reck-
ons, it will cost only about half
that. Assistant County Adminis-
trator Judi Kenington-Korf said
that is the figure they've been us-
ing for planning purposes.
Commissioner McCarthy also
pointed out that, if the county
had approved new Airglades


businesses sooner, there would
be more jobs in the county and,
therefore, a better economic
climate. He also pointed out
that the new Emergency Opera-
tions Center will b1e paid for with
grants, not tax money and that
the county needs to plan for the
long term. He asked for a spread-
sheet later to show where money
comes from for various projects.
In other business:
County Attorney Mark Lapp
reported that an appeal has been
filed in circuit court to the board's
denial of a special exception for a
vegetative recycling business on
CR 78.
Mr. Lapp also pointed out a
discrepancy in the county's taxi
cab ordinance, which is patterned
after the City of LaBelle's. Although
the ordinance requires taxis to
have a meter, none of the area
taxis are so equipped. A call to the
city revealed that they simply use
a rate sheet some trips are flat
rated, some charged per mile.
The board amended the or-
dinance to allow for, use of rate
sheets. Commissioner Harris
made the motion, seconded by
Commissioner McCarthy. Com-
missioner Bill Maddox suggested
Lee County be contacted to see
if there have been any abuses in
the system reported.
The board approved $5,000
in assistance for the LaBelle Heri-
tage Museum to bring traveling
historical displays in March.
Next regular county commis-
sion meeting will be Tuesday, Feb.
12, at Clewiston City Hall, 5 p.m.


The children & family of Ida
Forrey Lofton Kirby cordially
invite all of her friends to
attend her 90th Birthday
Celebration (Party)

"Picture Party"
Please come get and enjoy your
pictures that she has taken over
the years
No Gifts Please!

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
2 pm to 5 pm at the
LaBelle Community Woman's Club
Highway 80 and Florida St.
LaBelle, FL


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Please join us at our
celebration service on
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10P
to observe the
one-year anniversary of

HEALING WATERS
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
A Willow Creek Association Church
Jay Goforth, Pastor
1092 Cowboy Way LaBelle, FL

Food, refreshments and
fellowship will follow our
10:00a.m. service at
Community Christian School


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Amendment 1: what you need to know Glades
appdcateonats-nece-9ary6347. -.---------


By Kristina A. Kulpa
Hendry County Property
Appraiser
Now that Amendment One has
passed, my office is here to con-
tinue to serve you. The following
are some key points you will need
to know.
Additional Homestead Exemp-
tion If you currently have home-
stead exemption on your primary
residence no action is required by
you. The additional $25,000 home-


stead exemption will apply to all
ad valorem tax levies EXCEPT
SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVIES.
Homestead Exemption Por-
tability -- If you relinquished your
previous Florida homesteaded
property in 2007 and are applying
for homestead or have already ap-
plied for homestead in 2008 you
may be eligible for the new "por-
tability exemption." Please contact
our office and my staff will provide
you with proper documents to
verify your eligibility and complete


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Fun at Old Timers Dinner
It's almost time for the Old Timers Dinner again the big
event put on the by the LaBelle Heritage Museum to kick
off the annual Swamp Cabbage Festival. The dinner is
in honor of LaBelle's "old timers" who have spent many
years helping to make this a great place to live and be,
but is open to everyone, down to the newest LaBelle "resi-
dent." Anyone who appreciates the hardships and hard
work of those who have come before us is welcome. The
event will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, with "table hopping"
beginning at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Choose either
beef brisket or poppy seed chicken when you buy your
ticket. Also on the menu are new potatoes, collard greens,
strawberries, salad, dessert, coffee or tea all catered by
Michelle's Southern Dining. Advance tickets are $18. Res-
ervations required by Feb. 18, Please call 675-1338 or 675-
0374. Bill Maddox Jr. and Till Patton are pictured enjoying
a dance at a previous Old Timers dinner.


your application.
Tangible Personal Property Ex-
emption Under this revision the
first $25,000 in value of the furni-
ture, fixtures and equipment cur-
rently being taxed will be exempt
from taxation; excluding Mobile
Homes requiring an annual DMV
Decal.
Businesses with tangible per-
sonal property assets will be re-
quired to file an initial return to
qualify.
Non-Homestead Property --
This property will be eligible for a
10 percent assessment
Cap effective Jan. 1, 2009. No


application is necessary in 200uuo.
The cap will be available to those
who apply by March 1, 2009.
I Please check our website at
www.hendryprop.org for addi-
tional information and forms as
they are made available.
I hope my articles on Amend-
ment One over the past five weeks
helped you.
If you have other topics that
you would like to have a better un-
derstanding of please email us at
www.hendryprop.org or call my
office in LaBelle (863) 675-5270 or
in Clewiston (863) 983-3178.


sUDminea pnoio
A little help for a friend
Emory "Red" Hudson retired from the Hendry County
Road & Bridge Dept., where he worked for 15 years. He
is 63 years of age and has just been diagnosed with bone
cancer. Red has lived in the area for 38 years. He has two
children: Allen and Michelle Hudson; and four grandchil-
dren. A benefit is being held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the La-
Belle Fire Station beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy a barbecue
*pork lunch plate for just $6 each and help out a friend.
Drive through or eat in. All proceeds will go to help the
family with expenses.


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Didn't quite think of ballroom
dancing is those terms. Think.
again! Ballroom dancing has
again become popular across the
world, thanks in no small part to
"Dancing with the Stars," one of
the most popular shows on TV.
But you don't have to be an ath-
lete or professional to enjoy danc-
ing. Dancing is for everyone and it
has many benefits.
Medical studies have shown
that ballroom dancing can
strengthen bones and muscles
without harming joints, tones the
entire body, improves posture and
balance, increases stamina and
flexibility, reduces stress and ten-
sion, builds confidence and self-
esteem, improves outlook and
provides mental challenges. In
addition, dancing is a great way to
stay connected with your spouse
in an exercise program you can
both enjoy. Ballroom dancing can
burn 250 to 400 calories per hour
while you just have fun. A 21-year
study published in the New Eng-
land Journal of Medicine found
that dancing can reduce the risk
of Alzheimer's disease and other
forms of dementia as it encourag-
es the mind and increases blood
flow to the brain. All of this and
it's fun, too.
Nick and Diane Fidanza have
been teaching ballroom dancing
at the LaBelle High School for the
past two years. This all started
when a letter appeared in the
Caloosa Belle from a young lady
who wanted to get a dance class
started in the area. Nick called
Jovita Williamson and offered to
teach the class, and the rest as
they say, is history. They have en-
joyed great success with students
age 16 to over 80 in the four class-


es which have been taught so far.
The classes, which meet for 8
weeks on Tuesdays from 7- 8 p.m.
at the LaBelle High School, teach
the basics of dance including the
waltz, foxtrot, rumba and swing.
Classes are taught in a relaxed at-
mosphere and at a pleasant pace
with a lot of time for practice. The
cost of the class is $5 per person,
per class. At the end of each eight
week section a graduation party is
held with good food, good friends
and a great opportunity to get out
there and dance.
Interested? Call Nick or Diane
Fidanza at 675-1020 to. reserve
your place in the next class which
starts Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Here's to hope!


By Les Morgan, PhD
If you were an artist and want-
ed to paint a picture portraying
the meaning of hope what would
you paint?
Some time ago an artist
named Watts titled one of his
paintings, "Hope." His work was
arresting to the viewing audience.
It showed a woman sitting on a
world where she had been treat-
ed in a most degrading and unfair
manner that one could imagine.
Her eyes had been wrapped in
gauze, preventing her from see-
ing her way ahead. However, in
her hands she is holding a harp.
All of the strings on the instru-
ment'were broken except one.
Yet in the midst of obvious dejec-
tion and inner struggle Watts por-
trays the woman triumphantly
striking that last string and from it
a beautiful melody lifts from the
harp over her world and fills her
dark night with stars.
Orison Marden, editor for Suc-
cess magazine (1848-1924) said,
"There is no medicine like hope,
no incentives so great, and no
tonics so powerful as the expec-
tation of something better tomor-
row."
To-have hope is to have a
dream, and to be resolved to
press on through any obstacle
in life. Hope ushers in power
power to keep going, to keep
working and to accomplish what
most would give up on.
What a tragedy to lose hope.'
If you look around in the lives
of the hopeless, it is easy to see
how despair can quickly deflate a
person. For example, in America
today the third leading of cause
of death amonAg teenagers is sui-
cide. Our urban centers seem to
have an endless cycle of violence,
poverty and bleakness. Among
one inner-city community a
whopping eighty percent of chil-
dren are born to unwed mothers.
- Overall, the rate is 30 percent:
Some 17.6 million Americans
suffer from depression costing


an estimated $23.8 billion in lost
work and productivity and $12.4
billion in treatment costs. Indeed,
when hope does not find its
home within a person or a com-
munity, the affects are dismal.
Thankfully, hope is available
to all! In the midst of a broken
world God gives us a harp with
a string called "hope." Here is
God's invitation to reawaken
your broken dreams and to rise
above the lowest ebbs of despair.
When a person embraces God's
gift called "Hope," even their
greatest tragedy will not triumph
over them. It is true! God issues a
clarion call filled with hope. "Call
to me and I will answer you, and
tell you great and unsearchable
things you do not know" (Jer-
emiah 33:3).
Call to me. Prayer is commu-
nication with our Creator. When
we pursue God with our prob-
lems, our problems will become
fewer and fewer because we
know God will work everything
out for our good.
I will answer you. God prom-
ises to hear and to respond to our
prayers. Start expecting God to
answer. Start observing his hand
at work in your life and stop tak-
ing all the good things for granted
or thinking they are coincidences.
Coincidences do not yield any
amount of hope only God, by
His limitless power, can provide
hope.
"Great and mighty things" is
what the Lord promises from His
word. If you are hopeless, search
the Scriptures for passages of
hope. God will speak to you and
show you his plan and promises
for your life. Situations are never
hopeless because with God all
things are possible.
So, here's to hope! It is God's
endless gift to all who will receive
it. And that includes you!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church located
in LaBelle, 200 yards behind Flo-
ra & Ella's.


Letters to the Editor


The 'law of change'
in Hendry County
I don't know about you but I
find the current crop of Presiden-
tial "wanna-bees" overwhelming
infatuation and evangelistic pre-
occupation with "change" wor-
thy of some serious examination
and discussion. Since I'm not
competing for anything, except
your attention, I will not bore you
with a litany of their self-centered
promises and speculations,.
We all know how "change" of
any kind is resisted. Whether it be
for perceived good, bad, or indif-
ferent. So what possible implica-
tion could I bring to a discussion
on "change" with all it's inviolate
limitations of success?
Putting all that logic aside for a
few minutes, I would like to share
with you some thoughts which I
will call "The Law of the Garbage
Truck' in which I will try to make
an argument for "change,, and
not just "change" for "change's"
sake.
How often do you let other
people's actions change your
mood? Do you let a bad driver,
rude sales person, bad boss, or
an insensitive co-worker ruin
your day?
Being a country boy suddenly
turned loose in the city of Chica-
go, depending on public transpor-
tation to do my job in sales, I was
ill-suited for the drastic change in
the pace of life on the streets of a
major populated city.
Arriving by' train from my
home in north central Indiana,
I had been instructed to take a


cab from the depot to my new
company's downtown Chicago
offices. I had no sooner entered
my taxi and told the driver my
destination when as my driver
eased out into traffic a huge black
sedan jumped out in front of us
necessitating a panic stop by my
driver, missing contact by inches.
The driver of the intruding sedan
whipped open his door and start-
ed berating my driver, who just
smiled, and waved at the belliger-
ent other driver. This was incred-
ulous to me and I asked my driver
how he could just smile and wave
after this guy had almost-killed us.
Without batting an eye my driver
then calmly explained what he
called "The Law of the Garbage
Truck."
He explained that in many
years of incurring all kinds of
people and all kinds of actions,
that many people are like gar-
bage trucks. They run around
full of garbage, full of frustration,
full .of anger, and full of disap-
pointmerit. As their garbage piles
up, they need a place to dump
it, and if you let them, they will
dump it on you. When someone
wants to dump it on you, don't
take it personally. You just smile,
wave; wish them. well, and move
on. You'll be happy you did, and
that's what I now call my, "Law of
the Garbage Truck."
. The timing of that event, even
now, over 50 years ago, still sticks
with me. For, as it did that day,
it still keeps me thinking how
often those garbage trucks had
run over me, and I, in turn, took
their garbage and dumped it on


someone else. At work, at home.
everywhere and everyone I came
in contact with. That was the day
that I promised myself to do ev-
erything I could not to dump on
anyone, anymore.
In a career that spanned over
60 years in sales service, sales
and sales management, I became
very adroit at spotting garbage
trucks at all levels of my personal
and business life. Thanks to that
initial welcome to the "big city"
and my taxi cab experience, I'm
proud to say I developed the abil-
ity to see the loads coming. Just
looking for a place and time to
unload, but like that sage old taxi
driver.I was able to not take it per-
sonally. Just snrile, wave, wish
them well, and move on.
Without ever having the advice
of the taxi driver's philosophy,
my Mother, who had been an or-
phan, had an expression she used
that allowed her to overcome the
garbage that had been dropped
on her in her teens. She always
said, "They can crap on me. They
can rub it in, but they better never
give me hell for stinking!" At the
time that I was growing up with
this wonderful woman I never
thought how applicable it was in
meeting life's challenges, until my
first taxi ride in Chicago.
While in Chicago, Walter Pay-
ton of the Chicago Bears became
my hero. If you ever saw "SIR"
Walter play, you can appreciate
that he exhibited the ability to not
let other people "dump" on him.
Every time there was a vicious
tackle, he would jump up just as
quickly as he had hit the ground,


smile, and wave on his way back
to the huddle. He never dwelled
on a hit. Payton was always
ready to make the next play his
best. Just like great leaders have
to be ready for the next play, and
caring parents have to maintain
discipline without allowing their
children to become dumping
grounds. True leaders have to ac-
cept the world is full of runaway
garbage trucks and maintain
and protect those for whom they
have pledged to lead, encourage
and sustain. Successful leaders
don't let themselves get bogged
down with other people's gar-
bage to the detriment of their
supporters.
What about you? what would
happen to your life, starting now,
if you would not let any garbage
trucks dump on you and yours?
I'm betting that you and yours
will be happier, since life is too
short to be waking uip in the
morning with regrets. Love the
one's who treat you right. Smile,
wave and move away from those
who insist on dumping on you or
yours. Accept the fact that every-
thing, good or bad, happens for a
reason, and detour those garbage
trucks onto dead end streets,
where they belong. If life pres-
ents you with a chance, TAKE IT!
If it changes your life, LET IT!
If in this "season" of the "poli-
ticians", you can apply "The Law
of the Garbage Truck", do it, and
remember, "HE never said it
would be easy! HE only prom-
ised we would not have to go it
ALONE!
T. W. Bill Neville


Birthdays


The. Caloosa Belle would Raymond Rushin, Dianne Hall,
like to extend "Happy Birthday" Jimmy Polk, Cyndi Ballard, Erwin
wishes to our readers celebrating Gremli, Adam Marquith, Rachel
birthdays during the week of Jan. Mullins, Julio Anzualda;
31-Feb.6. Feb. 3: Douglas Denning, Ida
Happy Birthday to: Lofton Kirby, Joey Pilgrim, Norma
Jan. 31: Wayne Anderson, Jean Morrissey, Nita Harris, Don-
Annie Ruth Howard, Darlene aid Ray Locklear, Charlie Winn,
Hernandez, Charlie Hull, Lorena Mike Roberts, Timothy Leeming,
Mattice, John T. O'Ferrell, Lacey Hector Lucio, Tracy Hansen, Jay-
M. Gauss, Shan Collier, Patricia da Rodriguez, Leonor Anzualda,
Marroquin, Billy Lockhart, Ste- Norma Trevino, Bianca Oan-
fanie Davidson, Dipal Patel, Deb- daverde;
bie-Anna Coker, Linh Murphy; Feb. 4: Lucretia Strickland,
Feb. 1: James Christmas, Mar- Sandra Howard, Rex Cornelison,
ty Martin, Dave Perdue, Wayne. Karen Thomas, David Alexander,
Hahshaw, Debra Pendrey, Don Denise Thompson, Becky Home,
Scroggins, Melissa Howard, Sean Gloria Seay, Marie Webb, Chrissy
McDaniels, B.S. Cline, Jody Spen- BSanda, Rober (R,C.) Carlton,
cer; Natale Ameia Wvvl y;'
Feb. 2: Bessie Janes, Cyn- Feb. 5: Laura Byron, Kadie
thia Somero, Jim Armstrong, Hull, Jack Green, Timothy Lester,


Dennis Riggs, Elsie Curtis, Vickie
Carter, Linda Kay, Charlie Bladk,
Daniel Nelson, Latasha Davis,
Charles Lassett, Laura Brown,
Amanda Bowman, Anne Gascon,
Jackie Christmas, Tim Messman,
Christine Spencer, Carol Hoff-
man, Kenna Pack;
Feb. 6: Frances Williams, Joe
Boyd, Zonda Rennolds, Michael
lee Gann III, Stet Blancett, "P.J."
Risley, Jim Spratt, Stacie Whiteak-
er, Rick Gauss, Katy Fox, Meghan
Kelly, Melissa Kelly, Brian Hull,
Taylor Skinner.
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Almanac


By Pudge Lehman
A quick way to clean good
jewelry is with non-gel tooth-
paste. Short people don't know
what the top of their refrigerator
looks like and that is why it gets
cleaned only every five years or
so. The result is a sticky, greasy
feeling. As soon as you clean it
'and dry it thoroughly put a layer
of wax paper down before you
put all the stuff back up there.
That way five years later ybu only
have to change the paper. To
clean and disinfect shells you've
found along the beach, put a pot
of. water to which you've added
a teaspoon of bleach and bring
to a slow boil. Simmer gently for
about ten minutes, turn off heat
and let cool. Rinse thoroughly to
remove any flesh still clinging to
the shells and set on paper towels
to dry. To clean your computer


mouse, just disconnect him from
the monitor and turn him over.
Unscrew the bottom. Remove
the ball and clean all around with
a Q-tip dipped in alcohol and a
toothpick to remove any debris
from around the rollers. Clean the
ball with a cloth dampened with
alcohol and reassemble. Werd fer
the Week: Askeert "I'm askeert
she'll ketch me."


Upcoming Events

LaBelle High School
to host fundraiser
LHS Drama will host their first
Car Wash fundraiser on Saturday,
Feb. 2, in the U-Save, parking lot
from 9 a.m. until 2p.m. Refresh-
ments will also be available.

Walker Bros.
Circus in LaBelle:
Walker Bros. Circus under
the Big Top will be in LaBelle
on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and
Thursday, Feb. 7. The circus
will be open at 5:30 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. both nights. The circus
will be held at the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds. Walker Bros. Circus is
sponsored by the LaBelle Long-
horn Booster Club, Inc.
Advanced adult tickets will be
$12 or $14 at the door. You may
also buy your tickets in advance
at Hendry County Recreation
Board, Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will
also be available Thursday, Jan.
24, Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thurs-
. day, Jan. 31 at Winn Dixie and La-
Belle Rodeo Grounds from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. Two children (14 and
under) get in free for every adult
ticket purchased.
For ticket information call
(863) 673-5290.

Spring into Spring
craft show
The Craft Group at Aqua Isles
Mobile Home Community, La-


Belle, will be holding their 12th
annual "Spring into Spring" craft
show. The show will take place
on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Over forty five artists are par-
ticipating, including, a master
woodcarver, award winning artist
and a specialist in creating beach
footwear. Lunch will be available
at eh clubhouse.
Aqua Jsles is located off Hwy
80 behind the LaBelle Shell sta-
tion.
For more information call Su-
san Moore at (863) 675-6259.

Annual fashion
show planned
Glades County Woman's
Club is presenting their annual
Fashion Show and Luncheon on
Feb. 9, at noon, at Robin's Nest
RV Resort. Tickets are $10, avail-
able from any club member, and
include lunch and door prizes.
Fashions are shown by Boutique
on Wheels and will be available
for purchase. All proceeds ben-
efit the Woman's Club Scholar-
ship Fund.

Eye Care Center to
host fundraiser
Family Eye Care will hold a
rummage sale Saturday, Feb. 16,
beginning at 7:30 am. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life to
be held March 8 and 9. Please
join us in our efforts to raise mon-
ey for the fight against cancer.
Any questions please call Family
Eye Care at (863) 675-0761.


Almanac


Poker Run
for Veterans
The American Legion Riders
Chapter 130 of LaBelle is spon-
soring a Poker Run on Sunday,
Feb. 17. Registration starts at 8
a.m., with the first bike out at
9 a.m. Cost is a $10 donation.
Breakfast will be available by
the American Legion Auxiliary
- all you can eat for $6.50. The
Poker Run will make stops at
the Seminole Casino, Montura
and Pioneer. The Poker Run will


end at Gator Bait Pub on High-
way 80 in Pioneer. Proceeds will
benefit American Legion Riders
programs that assist veterans.
For more information, call (863)
675-1772.

AA meetings
scheduled
AL-ANON meets every Thurs-
day, at 8 p.m., at First Christian
Church on Ford Street.


Sixth Annual
American Red Cross
Golf Tournament
The American Red Cross is
having their Sixth Annual Golf
Tournament on Saturday, Feb.
23, at the Clewiston Golf Course.
Players may signup their own
three person team or be placed
on a team.
To sign up for -more informa-
tion call (863) 983-1448.
For more information on how
to be a sponsor of the event call
(561) 992-9703.
Come out and support your
local American Red Cross.

Win an IPOD!
Family Eye Care is selling
chance drawing tickets for a
30GB Apple IPOD. All proceeds
benefit the American Cancer So-
ciety's 2008 Relay For Life in La-
Belle. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for
$10. Winning name will be cho-
sen and announced at the March
2008 Relay for Life. Please stop
by Family Eye Care at 100 N Main
Street to purchase your tickets
from any staff member. For more
info call (863) 675-0761. Thank
you for your support!

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.

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.

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.


Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National
Weather Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from
the east between 5 and 13 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 57. Winds will
be from the south between 5 and 9 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the
south between 5 and 13 becoming west.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 55. Winds will be
from the north between 5 and 7 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from
the northeast between 3 and 6 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 58.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 82.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 57.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 81.


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 31, 2008,5


Two arrested in


On Jan. 27, at 6 a.m., Hendry
County Deputy Christian Buch-
hofer was dispatched to an area
near the intersection of Kissim-
mee and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Blvd. in LaBelle, to investigate a
report of a man bleeding.
Deputy Buchhofer located
19-year-old Juan Cordiel lying
on the sidewalk bleeding from
what appeared to be several
stab wounds. E.M.S. responded
to the scene and transported


Cordiel to Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal in Fort Myers where hospital
staff determined he had been
stabbed 15 times.
Sergeant Shawn Reed and
Corporal Jesus Olvera arrived at
815 M.L.K., where the stabbing
was reported to have occurred.
Information obtained by the
deputies indicates that another
man asked Cordiel for money,
when Cordiel refused the man
allegedly stabbed him with a


stabbing
knife and robbed him of $19.
Another man who was report-
edly present during the incident
is suspecting of giving false evi-
dence.
Clemente Mendoza Gar-
cia, age 32, was arrested and
charged with Attempted Murder
and Tampering With Evidence.
He bond was set at $105,000/
Rosario Garza, 23 was charged
with Obstruction, and his bond
set at $5,000.


Lee on drug enforcement committee


Hendry County Sheriff
Ronald E. Lee, has been ap-
pointed to the National Sher-
iffs Association Drug Enforce-
ment Committee. He formerly
served on the "Standards &
Ethics/Education & Train-
ing Committee" of this as-
sociation.
The National Sheriffs As-
sociation with 23,000 mem-
bers, is located in Alexandra,
Virginia, and represents 3,100


elected sheriffs across the
United States. This association
serves as the clearing house
for local and national law en-
' forcement and provides man-
agement training for sheriffs
and their command personnel
in all areas of law enforce-
ment, including school safety
and court security.
Sheriff Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
has been involved in city,
county and state law enforce-


ment for 38 years, having
served as Chief of Police, City
of Clewiston, investigator with
the State Attorney's Office in
the Twentieth Judicial Circuit
of Florida and Sheriff of Hen-
dry County. Sheriff Lee retired
from the United States Marine
Corps Reserve with the rank
of Master Sergeant. Sheriff Lee
is a graduate of the National
Sheriffs' Institute.


Two more
Hendry County Sheriff's inves-
tigators destroyed two more mari-
juana grow houses for a total of
three in one week. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee said that on Jan. 25 at about
9:30 a.m., investigators conducted
a search of the residence located
at 1901 Al Don Farming road and
found marijuana growing within
the premises. The house was be-
ing used to cultivate and harvest
marijuana.
Claudio Manuel Leyva, 50,
was arrested and charged with
Manufacturing Marijuana, Posses-
sion of Marijuana Over 20 Grams,
Possession of Marijuana With
Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, Operating a Drug
House, Grand Theft (utility theft)
and Possession of a Firearm By a
Convicted Felon (4 counts).
Also on Jan. 25, at 5 p.m., dur-
ing a search of the residence lo-
cated at 515 Horse Club Avenue in
Montura, investigators discovered
another marijuana grow opera-
tion. Deputies seized numerous
mature marijuana plants, which
were approximately seven feet tall,


Arrest Reports


This report 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 wel-
come to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the infor-
mation and print it.
LaBelle
Victor Lopez III, 23, was ar-
rested Jan. 27 and charged with
damaging property- criminal mis-
chief under $200 and burglary of
s structure/convyance unarmed
without a person inside. Cpl. 01-
vera was the arresting officer.
Rosario Garza, 32, was arrested
Jan. 27 and charged with obstruc-
tion of justice. D/S ChristiartBuch-
hofer was the arresting officer.
Jerald LaMar Sims, 35, was ar-
rested Jan. 27 and charged with
hit and run leaving the scene
of a crash with property damage,
moving traffic violation-reckless
driving first offense, fleeing/elud-
ing a law enforcement officer with
light, siren activated and posses-
sion of cocaine. Cpl. Olvera was
the arresting officer.
Christ J. Karadoasta, 54, was
arrested and charged as a fugitive.
from justice in state from Sara-
sota County for fraud/insufficient
funds.
Jaime Lee Long, 22, was ar-


restsed Jan. 26 and charged with
moving traffic violation reckless
driving first offense, aggravaged
assault with a deadly weapon
with out intent to kill and battery
- touch or strike. D/S Buchhofer
was the arresting officer.
Alfredo Sonny Gomez, 29, was
arrested Jan. 25 and charged with
battery by a person detained in
prison or jail facility. DS Rick-Peri-
an was the arresting officer.
Armando Serrano, 38, was ar-
rested Jan. 23 and charged with
marijuana: possession with in-
tent to sell, manufacture, deliver,
production of marijuana, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams
or controlled substance without
a prescription, dangerous drugs
keeping a shop/vehicle for drugs,
narcotic equipment possession/
use, and narcotics equipment
possession, manufacture, deliver.
D/S Robert Archer Jr. was the ar-
resting officer.
Frank Lopez, Jr. 42, was ar-
rested Jan. 23 and charged with
aggravated battey with a deadly
weapon, resisting an officer-ob-
sturction without violence and,
disorderly intoxication. Cpl. Home
was the arresting officer.
'A 15-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Jan. 24 and charged with
battery on an elected official or
school employee and disorderly
conduct D/S Ty Marshall was the


arresting officer.
A 14-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested Jan. 24 and charged with
resisting an officer-fleeing, at-
tempting to elude a law enforce-
menbt officer and VOP of child or
absconding from commitment.
D/S Ty Marshall was the arresting
officer.
Alex Leo Campbell, 21, was
arrsted Jan. 22 and charged with
damage to property-criminal mis-
chief $1,000 or over, burglary of
a structure/conveyance unarmed
without a person inside and ve-
hicle theft third degree. D/S Fer-


nando Herrera was the arresting
officer.
Shemieka Roschell Scott, 31,
was arested Jan. 22 and charged
with VOP felony or community
control. Teresa Helmlinger was
the arresting officer.
Manuel Maldonado, 35, was
arrested Jan. 23 and charged on a
warrant with FTP no valid driver li-
cense. Teresa Helmlinger was the
arresting officer.
Justin Brice Boyd, 22, was ar-
rested Jan. 22 and charged with
larceny $300-$5,000. D/S Leonard
Riordan was the arresting officer.


growhouses busted
along with all the materials used juana Over 20 Grams, Possession
to grow and harvest marijuana, of Marijuana With Intent to Sell,
Yunier Ruiz, age 21 was arrested Possession of Drug Parapherna-
and charged with Manufacturing lia, and Operating a Drug House.
Marijuana, Possession of Mari- Bond was set at $57,500.


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CITY OF LABELLE
Notice of Proposed Enactment

The City Commission of the City of LaBelle proposes to adopt two ordinances amending existing City of
LaBelle Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and having the following titles

CITY OF LABELLE
ORDINANCE 2008 01
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF LABELLE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF LABELLE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN;
AMENDING THE SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, POTABLE WATER AND NAT-
URAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER RECHARGE ELEMENT; AMENDING THE CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT; AMENDING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION
ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND REVIEW AGENCIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

CITY OF LABELLE
ORDINANCE 2007 -19
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LABELLE, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF
THE CITY OF LABELLE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, APPENDIX B, DISTRICT REGULA-
TIONS TO INCLUDE CHAPTER 4-81 SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS, STANDARDS,
REGULATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT, PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Public Hearing on the ordinance will be held on Thursday, February 14,2008 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
on 481 West Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Ordinances are available for review at City Hall. All
interested persons are'invited to attend and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. Interested
persons may appear on their own behalf or by agent or attorney. If anyone decides to appeal a decision
made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, a record of the
proceeding will be needed for the appeal and for that purpose(s), may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony, and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

'SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN
THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE AT 863-
675-2872, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED HEARING DATE.
City of LaBelle City Commission
Paul K. Puletti, Mayor







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Obituaries


Janice Faye Benefield
Janice Faye Benefield, age 72,
of Moore Haven, passed away
January 25, 2008 in Fort Myers.
She was born June 4, 1935 in
Johnston County, N,C.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Joe F. Benefield; her
children, Mary Imhoff, LaBelle,
Steve Bailey, LaBelle, Tammy
Mitchell, Clewiston, Holly Jones,
Clewiston; seven grandchildren,
Justin Figured; Steven H. Bailey,
III; Amanda Bailey; Adam Jones;
Kale Mitchell; Shelby Mitchell;
Morgan Jones.
Funeral services were held
on Jan, 29, at Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, 560 E. Hickpochee
Ave,, LaBelle with Pastor Chris
Marinell officiating. Interment
followed in Ortona Cemetery,
Moore Haven.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

Ollie Louise Bex
Ollie Louise Bex, Immokalee,
died on Jan. 25, 2008. Mrs. Bex
was born in Covington, Ky. and
devoted her life to taking care of
her family.
Mrs, Bex was preceded in
death by her husband: Rufus
Bex, 1980; daughter, June Snid-
er 2001; son, Luther Bex 1972;
step-daughters, Verna Haven
and Joyce Lippnan.
She is survived by six daugh-
ters, Dollie Gallegos, Sue Wal-
thers, Mary Cureton, Pam Nel-
son, Angie Ralston and April
Sanchez; three sons, Rufus Bex,
Jr., Frank Bex, and John Bex.;
two step-daughters, Mertle Bex
and Arlene Bex.
In addition, she is survived
by 52 grandchildren, 76 great-
grandchildren and 13 great-great
grandchildren, 12 nieces and 20
nephews who will also miss
her greatlyVisitation was held
Monday, January 28, 2008 at the
Church of God, Immokalee.
Funeral service was Tuesday,
Jan. 29, at the church with Pas-
tor John Bex with Pastor Mike
Howell officiating.
Burial followed at Baptist
Cemetery, Immokalee. Care
was entrusted to Brister Funeral
Home, Immokalee.

Edwin Joseph
Campbell
I Edwin Joseph Campbell III,
74, of Sand Rock, Ala., died Jan.
S1,62008. Ed was:born March 3,
1933. He served his country in
the 101st Airborne, U.S. Army
and was a veteran of the Korean
War.
He was a long time resident


of LaBile who served the com-
munity at the the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, retiring as an
investigator,
He is survived by his wife,
Sally Campbell; daughter, Jenni-
fer Campbell, of Alabama; sons,
Mark (Carlene) Campbell, Bry-
an (Jamie) Campbell of LaBelle
and Brock Campbell in South
Carolina; grandchildren, Bryana
Campbell and Clay Campbell.
A memorial service was held
Jan. 19, at Slackland Baptist
Church in Leesburg, Ala.

Leon Aaron Lynch
Leon Aaron Lynch, age 71, of
South Bay, passed away Jan. 12,
2008, at home under the care of
Hospice of Palm Beach County.
He was born Jan. 24, 1936
in Troup County, Ga., to the late
Leon Samuel and the late Esther
Pearl (Polk) Lynch. He worked
for many years as a heavy equip-
ment operator in construction.
In recent years he worked as a
security officer for Glades Pre-
cooler in Belle Glade.
He is survived by his wife,
Freddilynn (Bringman) Lynch;
two daughters, Gail Marie Mann
(Timmy), Arcadia, Shari Lyn
Browder (Eric), Belle Glade;
grandchildren, Tonya Peralta
(Cesar), Punta Gorda, Steve
Mann (Jennifer), LaBelle, Re-
becca Taylor, Arcadia, Amanda
Browder, Gainesville, Andrea
Browder, Belle Glade and five
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 16, p.m. at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clew-
iston with Rev. Daniel Hurlburt
officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.

John Clyde
Thorpe, Jr.
John Clyde Thorpe, Jr., age
78, of LaBelle, passed away Jan.
10, 2008 in Fort Myers.
He was born Aug. 12, 1929 in
Nortonville, Ky..
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy (Grant) Thorpe, three
sons: John C. (Doris) Thorpe,
III of Mortons Gap, Ky., Ricky
Wayne (Janice) Thorpe of Madi-
sonville, Ky., Jamie Wayne (Ash-
ley) Thorpe of Punta Gorda, and
two daughters, Karen Elizabeth
Thorpe of Dawson Springs,
Ky., Dana Elizabeth Thorpe of
LaBelle, eight grandchildren
including, Teria Downs, Gina
Simcox, Tyler Thorpe arid Zach
Thorpe and eight great-grand-
children.
A graveside funeral was held
Jan.. 14, 2008 at Fort Denaud


Cemetery Pastor Don Hamilton
officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.


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Margaret Merle
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Margaret Merle Wilkison, age
90, of LaBelle, passed away Jan.
22, 2008 in LaBelle.
She was born Aug. 23, 1917 in
Bainbridge, Ga., to late Ira Iver-
son Hollingworth and the late
Fredna (Cobb) Hollingsworth.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Russell Wilki-
son; granddaughter, Nina Lew-
is; three sisters and one brother.
She was the oldest of five chil-
dren.
She is survived byinclude
four daughters, Carol (Gene)
Barnett of Lehigh Acres, Gail
(Denny) Wilkison of LaBelle,
Helen Spratlin of Alva, Carrie
(Scott) Morrison of LaBelle; two,
sons, Billy Wilkison of LaBelle,
Don (Ginger) Lewis of Lakeport;
sister, Dale (Glennier) Clyatt of
Lake Butler, 22 grandchildren,
23 great-grandchildren; 11 great-
great grandchildren. Funeral ser-
vices were held Saturday, Jan.
26, at First Christian Church, in
LaBelle with Pastor W. T. Mad-
dox, Jr. officiating. Interment
will follow in Alva Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from
6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle. Jimmy Long,
Billy Wilkison, Koty Lewis, Scott
Morrison, Matt Barnett and
Russell Clement will assist as
pallbearers for at the service.
Flowers for the service are ap-
preciated or donations can be
made to the Margaret Wilkison
Memorial Fundc/o Oakbrook of
LaBelle,.250 Broward Ave., La-
Belle, FL 33935.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.


Religion News in Brief


CCS is having
a fundraiser
The Community Christian
School is raising money to get rid
of the sand on the playground.
We would like to get the rubber
tires in its place.
If you are interested in contrib-
uting, please send a check to CCS,
POB 1860, LaBelle, FL 339,75 and
make a note that it is it to improve


the playground. Please remember
all donations are tax deductible
and greatly appreciated.

CCS to hold Bar-B-Que
Community Christian School,
will be having their Annual Bar-B-
Que. The event will take place at
Barron Park on March 14. It will
be held from 4 until 7 p.m.
The dinner includes pork


steak, green beans, baked potato,
sweet tea and dessert. Each ticket
is seven dollars. Students are sell-
ing tickets beginning Feb. 1, or
you may stop by the office to pur-
chase some.
One hundred dollars of the
proceeds will be given to the C.C.S
family that sells the most tickets
and one hundred dollars will go
to the teacher or staff member
who sells the most tickets.


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$155,000 Excellent vacation or starter home!
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as well as a separate dining room. The lot has beauti-
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* $159,900 New 3BD/2Ba home with a split floor
plan. The master bathroom features a garden tub and
the kitchen has a morning room.
* $189,000 This 3BD/2BA home features cathe-
dral ceilings, carpet, and tile throughout, and has a
screened in front and back porch. Call today.
* $189,900 New 3BD/2BA home on a beautiful
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room with a garden tub and separate shower The
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* $199,000 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system, a
fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan; and much more. This is a
must see!
* $249,000 JUST REDUCED! Looking for a home
in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This is it!! This
beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den and a pool,
and the 4 ft chain link fence is perfect for your pets.
* $280,000 This 3BD/2BA home is situated'close
to Santa Barbara Blvd. and Golden Gate Pkwy so it is
within walking distance to shopping, restaurants,
medical and entertainment. This home is also within
6 miles of the beach!
$288,000 JUST REDUCED! Completely
remodeled 3BD/2BA home in the city on .45+/-
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* $109,900 -JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand new
manufactured home with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2
bathrooms. A must see at this price in a quiet North
LaBelle area.
* $119,900 JUST REDUCEDI Price Reduced
3BD/2BA Manufactured home on 188+/- acres in
Muse. Home features a split floor plan. The living
area has a fire place. Well and septic tank are new.
* $149,500 Just Reduced! This home is a hidden
treasure set on 2.3 acres with huge oak trees. This
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Almost new 4BD/2BA MH with many upgrades, just
2.5 yrs old.This home is across from the river & boat
ramps. The home features a split floor plan, crown
molding in the living & dining room, porcelain sinks
& Moin faucets. There is also an attached carport &
enclose lanai.
* $280,000 Looking for peace and quiet? This
5+/- acres is for you! It features a 3BD/2BA manufac-
tured home with a split floorplan and porches on 3
sides. There is a detached 1 car garage. The property
has oaks, pines, a pond and is fenced.
* $775,000 Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre proper-
ty features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 2
sheds and much more!
ACREAGE
$375,000 Great Development Potentiil! This
27.59 +/- acre parcel offers great opportunity for an
investment. Call today for more information.
HOMESITES
Port LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
Lehigh Lots starting at $46,900
Montura Lots starting at $32,000
Moore Haven Lots starting at $18,900
Clewiston Lot $ 21,500
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By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Every parentwants their child
to grow tall and straight, com-
passionate and honest. Kathy
Anzualda is well on her way to
achieving that goal with her son,
Aaron Contreras. Just 11 years
old, Aaron already has a heart
for others.
On Dec. 24, he and- his
mother were at the Wal-Mart in
Okeechobee, returning to their
home in Felda after visiting rela-
tives on the East Coast. While
in the store, he found a wad of
money -- $140 to be exact -- all
rolled up. He picked it up and
showed it to his mother, won-
dering what he should do with
it.
She explained to him that it
might belong to someone who
really needed it and left the deci-
sion up to him.
He quickly turned the money
over to two very surprised offi-
cers from the Okeechobee City
Police Department and the fam-
ily left the store with a very good
feeling about Aaron's honesty.
They were only gone for a
while when his mom got a call
on her cell phone from the au-
dibly shaken officers. They ex-
plained that shortly after Aaron
turned in the money, a very dis-
traught woman with a basket of
goodies at the check out coun-
ter said she had lost her money
-- $140, all rolled up in a ball.
Without it, her small children
would have no Christmas.
Thanks to young Aaron, that
mother was able to provide a
happy Christmas for her chil-


Submitted photo
Aaron Contreras
dren.
A few weeks later, Aaron got a
surprise himself. He received an
official Okeechobee City Police
Department patch, a certificate
of recognition from the depart-


ment in honor of his "honesty
and integrity" and a letter from
Sgt. WH. Hill stating:
"I want you to know it is be-
cause of your honesty that anoth-
er family was able to celebrate
Christmas. Your family has in-
stilled vey'important values, and
you have passed those qualities
on to others by your actions. I
was very proud to have met you.
Remember integrity is a gift you
give yourself. It's what helps you
decide right from wrong, it will
set you apart and people will re-
spect you for it.
Your Good Friend,
Sgt. W.H. Hill"
They also included a Wal-Mart
gift card for the young hero.
Aaron is a sixth grader at
Immokalee Middle School, a
member of the Family Prayer
Center in Immokalee, as well as
Pop Warner football and Little
League in Immokalee.


THIS HOME IS VERY WELL MAINTAINED! CLOSE TO THIS BEAUTIFUL HOUSE HAS 4/2/2 & A SCREEN MUSE. INCREDIBLE COUNTRY LIVING ON 4.3
SCHOOLS. Has an extra room to be use for additional bed- PORCH. It has tile throughout, granite counter tops, ACRES. Super spacious 4B,/3BA manufactured home in
room or an office. Tile floors, frame wood w/stucco, fence and walk-in closets. $249,900. MIS#200769361 practically new condition. 3,180 sq ft. Home includes many
around the back $150,000. MIS#200749696 extras!! $380,000. MLS #200672681


YOU MUST STEP INSIDE TO SEE! The Fantastic
Interior of this unique home. From the Gourmet
kitchen all the way to the cedar pine wood panel
walls. $259,500. MIS#200776458
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2005 HOME IN PORT LABELLE. 3/2 Home wait-
ing for you to move in. Lots of extras tile flooring
granite countertops and display shelves to name a
few. $195,000. MJS#200775206


HOME UN 4 ALRE W/UCiTHIDRAL LCUUINGb. nein"l
getaway, in the country. Good investment property Home
with half acre can be sold separately. 3.5 acres can have two
homes built on it too. $135,000. MLS#200759331


WATERFRONT 2/2 HOME Access to River 243 attached apartments are all 2/1 with wasler/dryer COUNTRY LIVING 3/2 Like new home sits on 1.34 acres
acres ofLush Vegetation. AParadiseof plants and ani- hookups in closet. Located one block away from gro- Close to downtown LaBelle yet in nicely wooded and
mals, come, see, fall in love! $359,900. cery. $285,000. MILS#200735231 secluded area. $142,500 many extras. MLSS#200773874
MILS#200805361





READY TOP MOVE! UPDATES 3/2 Home con- ENJOY THIS SERENE COUNTRY RETREAT. A
QUIET LOCATION 2005 Built 3/2/2 home offers venient to schools & shopping. Ceramic tile floors beautiful 4bd 3bths home on 1.16 ac in the Flaghole
1400 under are. Needs some repairs. Priced for a fast kitchen w/serving counter & Great Backyard. area. Large Kitchen, 12 foot ceilings & tile through-
sell! $129,900 MLS#200805371 $185,000. MLS#20080-i973 out! $325,000 MLS#200802546




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Help form crisis center


Until Hurricane Wilma there
was a shelter in Hendry County, a
safe place to go for rape victims,
those suffering from domestic vio-
lence (and their children), senior
citizen abuse, runaways from abu-
I sive situations or those who had
lost everything in a fire or other
crisis. It was a temporary place
to stay while in a crisis, providing
time to figure out what to do next
with the rest of their lives.
It wasn't a great place. It was a
$1 a year leased, very old and very
small house with many structural
problems, but it was all Hendry
and Glades counties had. After the
hurricane the roof was left with
holes in it. It leaked in almost ev-
ery room and was damaged so
badly it was unlivable for anything
but roaches and spiders. It was
not worth rebuilding even if there
were funds, which there were not.
The lady who leased it passed on
around this time and her family
sold the property.
Anyone who needed help had
to go to Fort Myers because there
was no longer had a place in Hen-
dry or Glades counties to help
them. For families with children
in school, who were suffering al-
ready, this was so far way it was
real hardship, sonono one went. No
one goes now. They stay in abu-
sive relationships or hope friends


and relatives, if they have them,
can help.
Hendry and Glades counties
may be poor in terms of money
given to help in situations like this,
but we are for the most part hard-
working God fearing Americans.
We are big in land mass and big in
heart and spirit. We are not look-
ing for a hand out; we are looking
for a helping hand.
A non-profit, corporation has
been formed and paid for by a
couple of concerned citizens in
Hendry and Glades County. It is
appropriately named The Hen-
dry-Glades Crisis Center. These
few are talking to a place that may
have some used trailers for sale at
a good price and they have put out
feelers for some property in Hen-
dry and Glades counties. What is
needed now are a few more con-
cerned citizens and professionals
to help set up a board of directors
to oversee the operations. We need
donations to help buy the trailers
and pay for septic systems and
wells and soon hopefully to pay
for electricity and expenses like
food. We have the support of both
Sheriff's offices and the police de-
partment in these two counties for
assistance, support and security,
but they have no funds to help.
For more information, please
call Linda at 863-612-0868.


Submitted photo/LaBelle Community Woman's Club

Poster winners
From left are Pet Fest Chairperson Sharyn Schlitter, sec-
ond place winner Tricia Bennett, first place winner An-
gela Carranza, grand prize winner Brooklin Walls and
Carol Kraft President, LaBelle Community Woman's
Club. There were two honorable mentions: Michelle Gir-
low and Ronnie Burton. All three winners are 7th graders
at LaBelle Middle School. LMS art teacher Pam Crockett
promoted this to her 7th grade students. One hundred
and eighty students submitted entries to her. Five post-
ers were submitted to the Woman's Club for judging. The
winner won the opportunity of having their posted used by
the Pet Fest Committee to promote the event. The posters
were located throughout the community to help promote
the Pet Fest. Olde Cyrpess Bank donated a $50 savings
bond for the winner.




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200 Acres w/3,000+/- ft. on Hwy 80. Will
divide. Owner financing.
173 Beautiful oak filled acres with nice
2/2 home. Fenced & cross fenced, cow
pens. Can be subdivided. 441 platted
lots. $3,400,000. Owner Anxious.
Very nice 3BR/2B brick home in
Riverbend Estates. Enjoy the large
screened patio or the peace & quite
under the beautiful oaks. Reduced
$317,900.
3BR/2BA home built in 2005. On large
corner lot. Owner anxious, price
reduced to $179,900.
61.25 acres. Improved pastures &
fenced. Only $11,000 per acre.
19 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
acre.
40 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
acre.
10.63 acres high and dry. Fenced,
cleared, with creek and pond. Owner
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RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
2/1 D LEX- Moore Haven $550/M
1/1/1 MARINER OR PROW $600/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE 1 acre $600/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
3/1 MLK R.. BLVD- For Sale Also $650M
2/1.5/2 N. EDGEWATER- $700/M
BRYAN TOWNHOUSES $750/M
3/2/1 E. SUNFLOWER CIR $750/M
2/1 MAINSTAY Pt. LaBelle $750/M
3/2 HENDRY ISLES BLVD. $900/M
3/2 3rd AVENUE Duplex $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Pt. LaBelle $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN Muse $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD Avail. 2/1/08 $850/M
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3BD/2BA, 2 car garage brick home in the city. Beautiful
comer 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


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WATERFRONT HOMES
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den w/full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar,
cedar lined closets, office, solar system, electric
drapes in denAiving room, irrigation system, secu-
rity lights, paved circle driveway, dock & ramp. 4
bay garage w/bathroom & office. $1,200,000
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view
of the Caloosahatphee River. Features include,
wood, tile & carpet flooring, plantationshutirsb ,
lanai & large private boat dock w/lift. Community;
clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp & tennis
court. $749,000
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the
river. $575,000
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est.
w/open porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat
dock & lift. $475,000
Fish & play on the river all day without the burden
of riverfront taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split
floor plan home is on over 1/2 ac on a navigable
creek w/direct access to the Caloosahatchee River.
$319,000


ACREAGE
Riverfront development potential w/1561 ft of
frontage in Ortona. 3+/- ac commercial & 36 +/-
ac residential. On site water/sewer plant currently
servicing River Oaks S/D. Owner Financing
Available. $5,900,000
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $1,100,000
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/micro-
jet irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibil-
ities. $9,500/ac.
40 +/- ac offwell maintained dirt road. Unlimited
potential at $30,000/ac.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture. Well & power on site. $995,000
Manageable orange grove in Ft Denaud off private
road. $850,000
51 +/- ac in Gerber Groves $11,000/ac.
20 ac of improved pasture w/ oaks, pines & a
watering hole. $525,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting located
in Muse. $460,000 ,
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
18.5.ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,00. ',
3 4 ac irilt Bl el i ettes, sonelwT/vec
views. $299,000 o'$30,000.
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900
24 +/- ac on Sears Road. $228,105
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
$175,000
5+/- ac Felda...$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 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 3.75 +/-
ac. parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
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* 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 River, porcelain tile,
hardwood cabinets, granite counter tops in the kitchen,
a luxurious master suite with 2 walk in closets, and much
more! $289,900
* New home under construction. A beautiful 3BR/3B
home that will be finished in late July. Lots of upgrades
and lots of room. $240,000.
* Immaculate hew 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 Boor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bath and
many more features. Priced to sell! $190,000.
* This livable, loveable 3BR/1B CBS home with 4th bed-
room/office in LaBelle limits. Features include walk-in
closet, newer air conditioner, fenced backyard, irrigation
and a front deck to die for. Only $190,000.
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right!... You could be the
proud new owner of this 3BE/2B CBS home. Features
include vaulted ceilings, split Boor plan, large master
suite, 2 car garage, and much, much morel This showcase
can be yours for only $175,000
* The Eliminatorl Strike out the high prices. Take control
with the affordability of this amazing 3BR/2B home.
Remodeled kitchen and wonderful screened lanai on the
greenbelt. Seize your chance at only $127,500
* SHORT SAL! This 3BR/ 2B home is priced for a quick
sale. being sold as-is with right to inspect. With a little bit
of elbow grease and some imagination you can turn this


into your dream nome. $11,uuOu
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on a corner
lot. Homes 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 4BR/2B 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
* 3BR/2B 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 exislng home
while you build or use it as a rental. Only $195,000
* Nice home, good location, reat price! This 3BR12B
home Visg nylllll, and
shoppinIlWl9l IAtom" sMi.ltll$ ltoms,
and a screened porch. $153,000
* Want country living without the long drive to thle city
Want country living without the long drive to the city?
Get the best of both worlds with this 3BR/2BA home on
2.29+/- acres on Case RoadEnioy the quiet & privacy
plus a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and 'lkxas
sized rooms! $145,000.
* There's plenty of room for the kids to romp in this
wide open, country-like spot. From the spacious over-
sized garage to the large back porch fit for summer day
dreaming. 3/2 manufactured home that sits on 1.39 +/-
AC in Ortona. Plenty of cabinet space in this efficient
designed kitchen with a breakfast bar. Best of all,, It can
be yours for only $140,000


* Relax tme rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in growing
Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manufactured home
with over 1100 sq ft of living area ready for occupancy.
SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $139,900.
* Let's make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if you don't'
take advantage of this GREAT DEAL! This 3 bedroom 2
bath home features built in cabinets, large master bath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the rest
of die house. Outside you will find a fenced yard andti
storage shed. $120,000
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely remodeled
3BA/2B home in town close to schools, restaurants,
shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will make you happy to
be home! $80,000.
* 3BR/2B manufactured home has been recently reno-
vated andi is priced to sell! Would make a great starter
home or rental property $79,900
* Great 2/2 starter home situatedl on .75 +/- in
I forsesshoe Acres, Features screened porch, attached car-
port and privacy fence along backyard. Priced to sell,
$67,000
* Looking to invest in some income producing property?
Tired of renting and ready to own? This 2BR/1B home on
.22 acre is the perfect answer! Only $60,000.
********* ACREAGE *********
* Best Bargain for Miles! 3.74+/- acres of tranquility.
Suitable for site built or manufactured homes. located int
Ft. Deanaud Acres. Only $142,000.
* 2.5 acres on Case Rd. cleared and ready for your dream
home only $125,000.
* Beautiful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation. Suitable for site built
home or manufactured. Only $85,000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura Listingsl


** LOT ********
* WATERFRONT! .91+/- acres located in Caloosa
Harbor with canal frontage and direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River. Dock permit has been applied for.
Priced to Sell @ $229,900
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at only
$43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* Log Cabin BBQ "founded in 1980" is a well established
business in LaBelle. I.t will comfortably seat 65 people,
has a fully equipped kitchen with a custom built smoker
anti drive thru window for convenience. It is centrally
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Hendry, Glades join Great Backyard Bird Count


Hundreds of novice and ac-
complished bird watchers of all
ages can make their fascination
with nature add up for science
and for the future during the
11th annual Great Backyard Bird
Count (GBBC), led by Audubon
and the Cornell Lab of Ornithol-
ogy. During "Presidents Day"
weekend, February 15-18, 2008,
one can count birds from any
location for 15 minutes or more
and enter their tallies online at
www.birdcount.org. These re-
ports create an exciting real-time
picture of where the birds are
sighted across the continent and
contribute valuable information
for science and conservation.
Completed GBBC tally sheets
may also be placed in collec-
tion boxes located at Clewiston
Library, Barron Library, Moore
Haven Library, Clewiston Mu-
seum or LaBelle Chamber or
mail tally sheets to: Cornell Lab
of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker
Woods Road, Ithaca NY 14850.
Please mark GBBC on the out-
side of the envelope. All data
needs to be received before
March 1, 2008.
The GBBC web site provides
helpful hints for identifying
birds. Participants can compare
results from their town or region.
with others, as checklists pour
in from throughout the U.S. and
Canada. They can also view bird


The PowerPoint presentation
will review all aspects of the
GBBC. Birds most common to
the Clewiston area will be pic-
tured during the presentation.
Please call the Clewiston Muse-
um at (863-983-2870) to reserve
a seat.
The Clewiston Museum will
be available during the GBBC
to answer questions and assist
anyone in posting their bird
count. The museum hours are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through
Friday.


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Birders can flock together to enjoy a favorite pastime and add
to the overall understanding of birds during the Great Back-
yard Bird Count in February.


photos taken by others during
the count and send in their own
digital images for the online
photo gallery and contest.
Through a partnership with
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Hendry-Glades
Audubon has received permis-
sion to conduct public tours at
Stormwater Treatment Area 5
(STA5) on Feb.16, 17 and 18.
To sign up for an STA5 public
tour during the GBBC, send an
email to Margaret England, at
sta5birding@embarqmail.com
with your name and contact
information, including an emer-


gency cell number for the tour
day, the date you prefer to attend
and the number of participants
in your party. You may also leave
a message at (863) 674-0695 or
(863) 517- 0202. Suggested do-
nation is $5 per car.
The ten cities in Florida that
report the highest bird GBBC
will be listed on the Audubon
Society's web site. Clewiston
came close to ranking 10th last
year.
The Clewiston Museum is
presenting an Audubon Power-
Point presentation on Feb. 5 at
7 p.m. for the upcoming GBBC.


First RN clinical graduation class at HRMC
On Dec. 12, eleven Palm Beach
Community College graduating
nurses attended a graduation rec-
ognition luncheon at HRMC.
Hendry RegionalMedical Cen-
ter, along with Glades General
Hospital, provides clinical rotation
courses for PBCC nursing students,
which enables them to locally com-
plete the clinical portion of their RN
training. They were quite happy
that they did not have to make the
long drive to the east coast for this
segment of instruction. The stu-
dents should now be prepared to
take their RN State Board tests. Sue
Seeley, the Chief Nursing Officer at
Hendry Regional Medical Center Submitted photo
and David McClusky, HRMC's Clini- Graduating nurses from Palm Beach Community College
cal Education Assistant, helped to (PBCC) enjoyed a luncheon to celebrate their accomplish-
coordinate the program. ment.


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Masonic officers
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379 installed officers for 2008 recently. They are, pictured from
left: Jr. Deacon Kevin Nelson, Marshal Jack Rose, Sr. Warden, Curtis Dodd, Master Hergert
Hllenback, Sr. Steward Joseph Futch, Treasurer/Organist William Nordstrom, Tyler Robert
Eltzroth and Chaplain Emery Scribner.


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March 1,2008 will end the exemption filing period for the 2008 tax year. Applications
for Tax Exemptions can be made in the Property Appraiser's Office in the
Courthouse, third floor in LaBelle during the office hours (8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.)
Monday thru Friday and at the Clewiston sub-office at 939 W. Sugarland Hwy, (in
the old K-Mart building) during office hours (8:30 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m till
5:00 p.m.) Monday thru Friday.

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EXEMPTIONS.


1. Homestead Exemption ................... .$25,000.00
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemption .............. $500.00
3. Widow or Widower's Exemption ............. $500.00
4. Non-Veteran Disability ..................... $500.00.
5. Additional Exemption 65 years of Age or Older... $50,000.00
(documentation required)
6. Agriculture Classification


Homestead exemptions and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt exemp-
tion) are NOT transferable. New applications must be filed in the event if
any changes or deed transfers.
TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS PLEASE FURNISH
1. Florida Driver's License
2. Florida Vehicle Registration
3. Hendry County Voter Registration OR recorded Declaration of Domicile
4. Social Security Number
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED
If making an application for Homestead Exemption for the first time and you live in
a Mobile Home, bring a copy of your mobile title or registration in order to purchase
the permanent "RP' LICENSE.

For those handicapped persons that are unable to come to the Courthouse, please
call and arrangements will be made for you to make an application for
Homestead Exemption and other exemptions


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Almanac


General information

New residents benefit
from homestead
Kristina A. Kulpa, Hendry
County Property Appraiser,
announces that property owners
who have established a new
residence in Hendry County,
or have changed ownership in
any manner must make a new
application 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.hendryprop.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.
Classmates sought
for reunion
The LaBelle High School 'Class
of 1973' is searching for these
Classmates. If you know where
they are or their married names,
please contact Judy Smith Fuller
at (863) 675-2931 leave message
or e-mail me at jffuller@peoplepc.
com. This is for the upcoming
Class Reunion set for June 21 and
22, 2008. Wayne Wilson, Keitha
Johnson Smith, Debra Ballard
Harn, Renee Karlson, Elizabeth
(Betty) Garcia Hall.


ualoosa IBelle/Pattany Brant
The home team
Pat Langford presents a check to LaBelle High School Ath-
letic Director David Kelley proceeds from LaBelle High
School's Cruise 4 UR School event. Ford and Langford
Ford donated $20 to the school for every participant who
took a test drive in selected Ford models on Dec. 13 a
total of $1,840. Coach Kelley said the school will use the
money to buy hurdles and for the softball program.


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Puede aydarnos?
Hace t~einte anos, Febrero 1,
1988, Alejandra Hernandez de siete
anos de edad, fue secuestrada y
sexualmente violada. Su cuerpo
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Immokalee, Florida.
Si alguien tiene informacion
Lame al Departamentd de aguacil
al telefono 863-674-4060, pregunte
por Mayra o Alicia. La llamada sera
confidencial si usted lo desea.
Aplicar para '
Homestead
Abierto horas adicionales para
llenar aplicaciones de Homestead
hasta las 6 p.m.; los Jueves 7, 14,
21 y 28 de Febrero. Sabado 2, 9,16
de Febrero abierto de 9 a.m. hasta
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Month'
Students and faculty in the
more than 30 career and technical
education programs at Lorenzo
Walker Institute of Technology
(LWIT) and Lorenzo Walker
Technical High School (LWTHS)
will be celebrating National Career
and Technical Education Month
during the month of February.
The month-long celebration
emphasizes the role career tech
education -and its business/industry
partners play in helping high school
students and adults achieve career
success.
According to the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics, eighteen of
the fastest growing jobs in the
next decade will require technical
training, not a college degree.
However, most of the programs
offered at LWIT articulate to a two-
or four-year degree.
Nationwide, more than 11
million secondary and post-
secondary students participate
in career and technical training,
with more than 209,000 students
annually obtaining employment.
After one year on the job, 77
percent were still retained in the
job for which they trained.
The majority of students who
receive theireducation at LWITenter
the local workforce in areas such
as health sciences, transportation,
business, early childhood, culinary,
computers, and many more. These
students remain in the community
and become contributors to the
local economy and service sectors.
To learn more, please contact
Principal Jeanette Johnson at
JohnsoJ2@collier.kl2.fl.us.


Kristina A. Kulpa, CFA, ASA
Hendry County Property Appraiser
LaBelle 675-5270 Clewiston 983-
1591.
Arreste de drogas
LaBelle. En horas tempranas
del 18 de enero La Oficina del
Alguacil hizo una orden de registro
en La Avenida Suwannee 801
donde encontraron materiales
para procesar la piedra de cocaina,
mariguana y los materiales para
procesarla. Segfin el informe del
Alguacil la residencia era un lugar
para comenzar a procesar piedra
de cocaina.


Charles Lamont Covington fue
arrestado en la escena del delito y
fue arrestado por procesar drogas
con la intenci6n de venderlas.'
Clases
Se dan clases para cuidado
de nifos en El Centro Betunia en
Immokalee. Las clases son en Ingl6
y Espafiol. Cuando usted termine
el curso ya puede tener la licencia
para abrir un centro de cuidado de
nifios y asi tener su propio negocio
o trabajar en cualquier guarderfa
de nifios. Silvia. Mendoza es la
persona .encargada de enseiar las
clases. Para informaci6n lame a


SiMa Mendoza o Sandra Posada
(239) 658- 7064. Si usted trabaja en
la agricultura o es dependiente de
un trabajador de agricultura puede
recibir el curso gratis por medio del
Programa de Trabajos y Educaci6n
Para Los Trabajadores Agricolas.
La Escuela de adultos en LaBelle
esti dando clases para trabajar
como maestra sustituta, clases
conversacionales en Espafiol,
negocios y computadoras. Para
mas informaci6n Ilame al Centro
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Mitt Romney, made a whistle stop campaign drop-in
at Flora & Ella's Restaurant Wednesday, Jan. 23. Mrs.
Romney met customers and employees throughout the
restaurant, spreading her husband's campaign mes-
sage and, of course, sampling Flora & Ella/s famous
pie. She spoke with customers and employees indi-
vidually on topics of concern including the elderly and
the country's worsening economy. She said 30 years
experience in business, turning the economy of Mas-
sachusetts around as former governor and his record
in reoganizing the Olympics all speak to his ability to
lead effectively and deal with a crisis. "He understands
the economy better than any other candidate," she said,
and has an aggressive plan for both short and long term
recovery. She herself, if she should become First Lady,
would continue to work for a cure for muscular sclo-
roris (a condition she suffers from), and to implement
programs which make at-risk youth know they are loved
and valuable. With an aide at her side, Mrs. Romney
ably discussed her husband's campaign in front of TV
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Speakers Corner switches to Thursday evenings


You're invited to LaBelle's own
Speakers Corner, at Barron Park. In
February, it meets on Thursdays at
from 7- 8:30 p.m. Bring your listen-
ing ears, your acoustical musical
instruments, your poetry and your
opinions to an informal gathering
of open mic. Play, sing and speak
out. You just may find answers.
Based on London's own Speakers
Corner in Trafalgar Square, there
are three rules: You cannot incite
a riot. You cannot take money and
you cannot insult the "Queen."
Will Williams is the master of cer-
emonies, so introduce yourself to
the man with the guitar.
Speakers Corner at Barron Park
has an informal agenda to inspire
people to express concerns and
find answers. Speakers Corner vis-
ited Denise Grimsley's office.at the
court house (Florida House of Rep-
resentative) for clarification and
for assistance. Some needs were
met within the hour. Kim Ham-
ilton, a LaBelle girl, is the District
Secretary to House Representative
Her office is located in the Hendry


County Courthouse, Room J-101.
She can be reached by telephone
at 675-5267 or by email at kim.
hamilton@myfloridahouse.gov.
What kind of.help can you re-
ceive? Two families successfully
handled school issues for their
ESE children by contacting their
State Representatives, House Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley and
Senator Dave Aronberg. Help with
school issues is available for you.
Get a copy of the school's policy
and laws. They are given out by
the school. Read them. Know
your rights. If you can't resolve the
problem with the local school, fol-
low the chain of command from
principal, up to your elected Super-
intendent, and call on your State
Representatives for assistance.
Understand the school policy and
procedure and be sure the school
has followed their own law.
"The political power is inherent
in the people," states the Constitu-
tion of the State of Florida. Ac-
cording the Webster's Dictionary,
politic is defined practical wisdom,


shrewd, diplomatic. It is also de-
fined as crafty and unscrupulous.
It is the pioneer spirit of practical
wisdom that built this community.
It is that same wisdom that can
hold our elected officials to the
oath of their office, once you fol-
low the voluntary call and govern
(defined as: to hold in check or to
influence the action) by staying
connected to the affairs of the law-
makers.
How? Be aware of what is hap-
pening in the state legislature. Go
to www.myfloridahouse.gov or
email Kim, and she will send you
a link to the calendar of the legis-
lature. Pick up a copy of the Fed-
eralist Papers on CD, and study at


your leisure, how lawmakers are
ruled. (Copies of the Federalist Pa-
pers are available at the Caloosa
Belle's office, free of charge.) Get
together and work as a group, for
the betterment of this community
and nation. Special thanks to La-
Belle's churches, Hendry County
Economic Development Council
and the many organizations who
work for the common good.
The Constitution of the United
States, along with the Bill of Rights
and the Constitution of the State
of Florida, is the foundation on
which you stand. Your elected of-
ficials are there for you. Let the
common man invite them into
the community. Know what is-


sues they are working on. Give Appraiser, was the first to answer
them your input. How about a to the call. Kudos! Who's next to
picnic in the park with your local step up to the plate and create an
politicians, speaking on their plat- informative, political, old fashion
form? Kristina Kulpa, our Property politicking party in the park?



All Employees of the following companies
LFC Agricultural Services, Inc and
LFC Management Services, Inc.
May pick up their 2007 W-2's from 8:00 am to 5:00
pm on Thur. & Fri. at the following location: Payroll
Department, 910 Alachua Street, Immokalee,
Florida. If you have anyquestions please call the
Payroll Department at 239-657-4421.


Education and training


Recycling Cartridges
for Kids
Thank you for your continued
support of the LaBelle Elementary
School Cartridges for Kids
Recycling Program. Used laser
cartridges, inkjets, cell phones,
digital cameras, video games,
PDAs, iPods, laptops, and video
game systems are being collected
by LES Library and shipped to the
recycling center. Proceeds from
recycling these items are used to
purchase additional Accelerated
Reader Quizzes and books for our
students.
Please do not include the
following items: Epson Inkjet
cartridges, toner bottles, toner
tubes, or printer ribbons.
Items may be brought to the
LaBelle Elementary School Office
at 150 W Cowboy Way in LaBelle.
For information contact LES
Library Media Specialist, Margaret
England, at (863) 674-4150.
Child care classes to
begin
Child Care classes have started
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
licensure leads to a career In
child care at home or in day care
centers.
Contact Registration at (239)
658-7066 for tuition information
and class times. The Farmworker
Jobs and Education Program will
pay tuition and fees for eligible
farmworker family members.
Contact Sylvia Mendoza and


Sandra Posada at (239) 658-7064
before class to receive tuition
help.
Adult education
classes offered
The LaBelle Adult School will
be 'offering Substitute teacher
class, Conversational Spanish and
Computer/Business classes. Sign
up at the LaBelle Adult School
for the new Winter term. For
questions concerning specifics on
Adult Education, Classes, please
call (863) 674-4118.
Edison College
introduces mobile web
browsing service
FT. MYERS -- Cell phone users
with Internet access can now
view streamlined information
from Edison College's website on
their mobile devices, thanks to the
new Edison. mobile web service.
Simply visit www.edison.edu and
your phone will be automatically
redirected, or directly access http://
mobile.edison.edu. Users can
obtain information on such topics
as academic programs, directions
to the College, upcoming events
and important phone numbers.
Edison College is one of the few
community colleges in the state
to offer a mobile Internet service.
"As mobile browsing becomes
more popular, we want to be able
to provide our students and the
public with as much access to the
College as possible," says Mark
Savage, Edison's webmaster.
"The site is easy to navigate and
designed for streamlined viewing
on mobile devices."
The Edison mobile web
service, includes information for
campuses, and programs across
the College's five-county district.


Alico Inc. announces


CEO succession plan


LABELLE--Alico,Inc. (NASDAQ:
ALCO), a land management
company, announced that John
R. Alexander, its Chief Executive
Officer and Chairman of the
Board has recommended that
Dan L. Gunter, President and Chief
Operating Officer, be named Chief
Executive Officer of the Company
effective June 30. Mr. Alexander
plans to continue in his role of
Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Alexander stated, "On
April 17, 2006 we implemented
a succession plan for the CEO by
hiring Dan Gunter as President
and Chief Operating Officer. In
the year and a half that Dan has
been at Alico, he has "earned his


stripes" by developing the respect
and loyalty of every member of
the Alico management team and
all those employees with whom
he has come in contact. Dan and I
have worked veryclosely together
during this time, and I have found
him to be a good thinker, a team
player, cooperative, energetic,
articulate and an executive capable
of leading Alico. I remain excited
and challenged every day with my
responsibilities at Alico; however, I
believe that now is the time to take
the next step in the succession
plan by naming Dan Gunter as the
CEO. Subject to Board support, I
intend to continue to be an active
Chairman of the Board."


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9 ant to 10:30 anm

Two (2) 18-Week Proramas Offered
Recovery from Addiction
* Overcoming a Distorted Self-Inage
For more information please contact
Life Ministries Church at
(863) 675-8855


HARLESS AIR
CONDITIONING, INC.
Serving Hendry Lee
SCollier Charlotte
Glades Miami
Broward Sarasota

COMMERCIAL *' RESIDENTIfAL
LOCAL: 863-675-4436
TOLL FREE: 866-675-4436
State Lic. & Ins. CM-C057157

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Osceola Concrete
Services LLC
Pool Deck Resurfacing
New Pool Decks
New Drives, Lanas, Walks
New Concrete

863-843-0333
Lic HC101LSP and Insured


C&B Fencing, Inc.
Agricultural, Residentidal & Commercial
SPECIALIZING IN:
Field, Wood, Chain Link & PVC
Fence Automatic Access Gates
FREE ESTIMATES
Call Clay at
863-675-7818 Leave Message
Lic HC 1026.SP & Insured
cbhoward06@hotmail.com






ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

For as little as $15.00
PER WEEK
CALL 863-675-2541
or email
cbadsales@newszap.com


ROOFING SUPPLY
981 Cowboy Circle LaBelle, FL 33935
Office: 863-674-0600
Fax: 863-674-0604
Hours: Mon. Fri. 7 am 5prn
Sat. 7 am 12pm
Delivery Available
Your local store fir all your roofing supplies


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675-0358
Licensed/Insured State Certified
Lic. #CAC057341





NC C& Heating Services LLC
741 S. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 33935
www.phlllipsac.com
863-675-2878
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127
Sales Service Rerigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Lic CACI815266
Comfortmaker








CUSTOM HOME DESIGN
AND PLAN SERVICE
Specializing in council,
and old Florida style homes.
239-370-8532
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PRINT UP TO 36" WIDE
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Septic pump outs, new intstalls and repairs
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BUSINESS HERE.

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RPER WEEK
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Pool Supervisorce
Home Watch Lawn Service
Pet SettingN. In-Home Service Sitter
Servicing Alva, Cewiston, Felda, Muse,
Immokalee, LaBelle & Lehig 3393Acres
Seth 239-633-0504
Diane 863-673-5256V
Lic#2006258471992


In the septic business for 35 years
Septic pump outs, new intstalls and repairs
T.DisNEY &
R CREws SEPTICS, INC
Robert Crews
210 N. Industrial Loop Road
Hendry County #863-301-0261
Office #239-567-1111

FINANCING AVAILABLE


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675-3233
STATE CERTIFIED CLASS A CONTRACTOR
CAC008030
Serving S WIFlorida since 1966


RENNOLDS
AIR
CONDITIONING
INC.

Daniel Rennolds, owner
863-673-9478
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CAC1814613

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PETE'S TRACTOR
SERVICES
Bush hogging, mowing/grading,
or other jobs?
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(239) 872-8340
(863)674-0433
Licensed & Insured
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CONSOLIDATED HOSE
& HYDRAUUICS
Wo wnt Io earn your business
and grow with the area

863-675-5001
850 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
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The alternative to
ordinary real estate.
274 N. BRIDGE ST
LABELLE, FL
863-612-0002
www.melking.com
N Mel King
| Lic Real Estate Broker



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BUSINESS HERE

For as little as $15.00
PER WEEK
CALL 863-675-2541
or email
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Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.
An CONDITIONING & EIECTIIC
SALiS I SEICE DUCT CLEAKNING
NEW, EASY FINANCING
AVAILABLE FO ALL AVC BANDS

863 67540022
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BEDDING
1060 Hwy 29S. 'LaBelle
863-675-0717
www.whitesfumitureandappliances.eom


A full service electrical contractor
Licensed and Insured
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-6734607
David J. Whited, Owner/Pres.
State No: ER 13013095


PAINTING
CONTRACTOR
PRESSURE WASHING
PAINTING
DECK ANDDOCK
TREATING
CONCRETE STAINING
AND SEALING
Larry's Const. Service, Inc
Residental & nCommenial
PHONE: (863) 675-2276
CELL: 239-349-5019
E-MAIL: lvincenthoward@yahoo.com
Lic &IlLs.- IIC02O.SP


280 north bridge street
located in the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle
863-612-0423


Skipper's
Tractor Service
Bush-hogging
Mowing
Loader Work
SLandscaping
Sodding
(863)
673-5784


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Financial ... ..... . . .300
Services . .. ... ': . ; 400
Merchandise .. .. .500
Agriculture ...... ... .800
Rentals ........ .. ... ..900
RealEstate ..........1000
Mobile Homes . . 2000
Recreation. . . ... ... 3000
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Ads will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.


or call
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and/or The Better Business
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card pof Thanks 120
niM emoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
rage/Y rd Sale 145
PersonalsA. 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


PUBLIC,

2nd Annual Cane
February 2, 20
~ Consignmei
.Tractors, Farm Equipr
Equipment, Constructior
Trucks, Semi, Trailers,

26400 State Rd 81
Terry DeMott, Sr. Mc
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Absolute Auction!! Developer
close-out sale. New1, 2 & 3
bedroom condos in Viera
Beach, FL. 20 left from
250+. 10 are being sold AB-
SOLUTE February 10 at 1pm.
Viera Holiday Inn.
(941)373-1433 www.Mar-
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AU3600 AB2578 BK536374.


BOSTON TERRIER on Mar-
shal) Field Rd. Call to identify
(863)675-3775
FEMALE DOG Older, small,
Found Vicinity of Pier II. Call
to identify (863)697-1420


BOAT SEAT CUSHION Vic
Taylor Creek Bridge & Pub
boat ramp' at Kiss. Riv. on
Rt. 78. Call (815)258-5557


AUCTION

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008 @ 9:00 AM
nts Welcome -
ment, Cane Harvesting
n Equipment, Heavy Duty
ATV's, and much more!

80, Belle Glade, FL
bile 229-891-1832
o. 561-992-9028
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HIS AUCTION!




DOGS Red Bone Hound &
Blood Hound. Vic. Lazy 7.
Sun. 1/20. If found please
(863)634-6050
ENGLISH BULL DOG male,
neutered, vic. of Evans Rd.,
solid white. Call
(863)675-2384


BOXERDOODLE 2 yrs. old
male, black w/white under
chin, great w/kids, to good
home only. (443)521-9257
KITTENS 1 orange female &
2 males, tiger striped & 1
blk. w/white face, to good
home only. (863)801-3561
Join al the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
sifieds."


HUGE GARAGE SALE r
ENTIRE CONTENTS Inc.
3160 Ft.Denaud Rd
1 mifrom bridge FREE ESTIMATES
(863)674-0281 Residential & Commercial
Fri., 2/1 & Sat., 2/2, 8am til Member of the BBB
Ethan Allen China Cabinet & er
Buffet, HH, Marine, Tools,
,Clothes, Folding Boat & mtr. Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
SOffice (863) 675-7045
License #CCC1325950


LABELLE -75 Hand Avenue,
Fri., 2/1 and Sat., 2/2,8am-??
A little bit of everything.

rovino Sale
LABELLE (863)517-0244
Bedroom set, dining room
set, TV & more!
Everything must go!!! N OO


LaBelle, Formerly
"Yours Consinment Store
Sat 2/2, Sam-1lpm. ce ad
Located on 42Howeve. Place your adhere
Nextto HungryHowies. for as little as
YARDSaLE $27.94 per week
LaBelle, Sat. Feb. 2nd, 8am- $27 94 erk
2pm, 4072 Blue Cypress
Way. (80 toCollinswoods. Call Shaw n, D ale
Just before Cowboy Way.
Last Road on left) Clothes, or B arb at
Misc & Baby items, Pool
lounger & Much More! 863-675-2 541
Don't Miss to learn more!


This Onei
Something For Everyone!
LaBelle, Saturday, Feb. 2nd.
341 8th Ave.
MAJOR ACCUMULATION!


Earn some extra cash. Shop from a gift catalog
Sell your used Items In that's updated regulaly:
the classifieds the classified.


Employment
FullTme "fI'l


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Full Time


IMMOKALEE
Catch the Excitement
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POSITION


SHIFT Hourly/Salary Full/Part
Time


Cashier (1)
.............................. Grave ........ Hourly . Full-Time

Dining Room Host/Hostess (2)
.................... ...... Evenings ....... Hourly...... Part-Time

Executive Host (1)
........................... All (Flexible) ...... Salary .......Full-Time

Poker Room Supervisor (1)
........................... All (Flexible) ...... Salary .......Full-Time
The Tribal 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 American 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, hidng decisions will be made by.the department to which you are applying.


Tall Guy- Secure, Profes., To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc. Call
(863)946-3123 Lets meet!


GET COVERED....Run your ad
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:




Employment-
Full-Time 205


Part-Time 215
Employent. .
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training .227
Sales 230





for Immokalee
Packinghouse
IMMEDIATE OPENING
Duties include but not
limited to AP, AR,
Payroll, Grower
Accounting and
General Ledger.
Experience in Famous
Agricultural Software,
Excel & Word desired,
also strong
organizational skills
and attention to detail.
Fax resume to
(239)657-6037
Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus
& Paid Orientation 36-43cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Ex-
cellent Benefits Class A and
3 mos recent OTR required
(800)635-8669.


EXPERIENCED HAIR STYLIST
& NAIL TECH Cutting Edge,
Stop by 375 N. Main St., La-
Belle. or Call (863)675-7411
MAKE IT GREAT IN 2008!
$10 is all you need to start
your own Avon business
Call Gwen (888)265-1256
MARINE MECHANIC
PT or FT, All models.
(863)608-5067
LaBelle Area
TRACTOR OPERATOR needed
to apply herbicide in citrus
groves. Starting base $8.00 /
hr, with production incen-
tives. Health insurance, Paid
Vacation & Holidays. Call
863-675-3096.
Now do you find a Jobki
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-



Part-time, home-based inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
.vided. No selling required.
F R E E de t ai ls .
www.K738.com.


PART TIME JOB WANTED -
for strong 17 yr old male,
honest, hardworking, honor
roll student. Looking for
work after school and willing
to do manual labor for mini-
mum wage. Contact Mark
@863-885-1026
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
E-I-

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.
Our top regional driver made
$68,975 in 2007! How much
did YOU earn? $.45 per
mile? Make more in 2008!
Home most weekends!
HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.


BODYGUARDS COUNTER
ASSAULT TEAMS Need-
ed/USA AND OVERSEAS
$119 $220K year. Body-
guards $250 $750 a day
18 or older. (615)885-8960
or (615)942-6978 ext 300.
www.internationalexecu-
tives.net.
Get Crane Trained!
Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction .
www.Heavy5.com Use code
FLCNH or call
(866)218-2763.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr.
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. Call (866)713-4492.
Fee Req.


YARD

SALE





Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE signs!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION
MULTICRAFT-- MECHANICS

7 OPENINGS

Hourly Rate $21.19

MECHANICAL SKILLS

*Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and
repair conveyors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, tur-
bines, steel structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, vessels,
pressure vessels.

WELDING SKILLS-PASS 6G WELDING TEST

*Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment and process-
es such as arc welding, oxygen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plas-
ma methods to perform welding functions.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's largest di-
versified, privately held agribusiness firms. Employee owned
with great benefits including outstanding medical, 401 K, and
retirement income and employee stock ownership.

Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to:

Fax 863-902-2889
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com
Stop at the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive.


CITRUS GROVE MECHANIC


FULL TIME- preferably with 5 years experience
working with citrus grove equipment, air conditioning,
welding and fabrication. Repair and maintain
agricultural equipment. Inspect, diagnose and repair.
equipment such as pumps, and other equipment used
in the groves. Must have tools. Offers health, life, dental
insurances, 401K, paid vacations and holidays.
Resumes will be received via fax # 239-369-2267
or mailed to PO BOX 3175, Immokalee, Florida 34143
or you may inquire via phone #239-340-4737.


I Garage/
Yard Sales


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Yard Sales


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Empiiy
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HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
fWhere It 's..Aff bout Qettirg Better"
Full timei- ER RN Ill Staff lupevsor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS. PALS reqo
Perdiem RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or supervisory
status. ACLS PALS reoQ
Per Diem- C.NA Monitor Tedi (Night Shift)
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and ep. monitoring rhythm 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+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+yrs sup exp. Must
demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM Classification
systemand DRG melhokwr. Must have the ablty to use computerized
medical record abstract andencoder, and possess good technical skills.
Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medical office management
experience in a physician'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 Foundation/Marketing Coordinator
Previous exp in marketing preferred. Must have ep with MS Ofice application
and possess a high degree of derical ad organizationaml skils with strong commu-
nicatmon and interpersonal skills.
Full time Housekeeper
(Thurs/ Fri 6:00am -2:30pm, Sat/Sun 6:00am 6:30pm)
Prev housekeeping exp in a hospital or hotel pref. Must maintain a
safe, sanitary environment.
Full time -Advanced Registered Nurse Practltloner/ARNP
This position will require flexible scheduling. Candidate must possess a
Florida ARNP License. 2+ years exp in a family
practice/pediatric/urgent care setting pref. Must possess excellent
communication skills to Interact with patients, staff, and the community.
ivw.hendgyregional.org
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

Clerical position,
Temporary Intermittent NTE 90 days;
minimum salary $10.02/hr.
HS graduate or equiv-age 18 minimum.
Minimum requirements: 6 mos general
farm experience or knowledge of ag
crops and livestock, or clerical experi-
ence (education may be substituted).
Duties include office activities, computer
work. Apply 01/31/08 thru 02/13/2008 at
USDA Farm Service Agency, 622 W
Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL. Faxed
applications or resumes are acceptable
863-983-8709. Applicants must address
separately in writing 1) ability to commu-
nicate orally and 2) in writing; 3) ability
to identify and resolve problems; 4)
knowledge of FSA farm programs and
practices, 5) computer skills. A copy of
the full vacancy announcement is avail-
able at the above address. USDA is an
equal employment opportunity employ-
er. Reasonable accommodation will be
provided to applicants with disabilities
on a case by case basis.


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Par Tim


For Pt LaBelle Utilities. A clean, valid Florida driver's
license is required,& High School Diploma or its
equivalent. The job consists of installing meters,
reading water meters, laying water lines & operating
equipment in the field. On the job training & possible
job advancement.
Full time with medical benefits, retirement, sick and
vacation leave. Open until filled.
Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
the Satellite Office in Clewiston & 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.


Buiness I


Business II
Oppotunties030


FORMERLY
MITEX
Dry carprt cleaning
no water, no wait,
no mold the
dry extraction advantage!
Call now (863) 673-4599


PREMIER CREDIT
SOLUTIONS
Analyze and Repair your
Credit Profile.
Alan Kelly Mortgage,
Call Rob (863)674-0091
Ext 202
Cell (863)517-2077

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Financial



'Business .;:
portunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800 in a day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee
Dist. Guaranteed Accts. Multi
Billion $ Industry. Unlimited
Profit Potential. Free Info.
24/7 (800)729-4212.
Earn up to $3,500 First Month.
Work your business at home
by phone, Internet. Proven
methods. FT/PT. FREE Sign-
up! (407)333-1234;
www.PerfectHomeBaseBusi-
ness.BIZ.
ENERGY VENDING: Exclusive
Distributorships. Not a Driflk,
Pill Or Gum. It's CHOCOLATE
Candy Called Buzzbites. Call
Bill: (877)843-8726
(BO#2002-037).
FIRE YOUR BOSS & BE YOUR
OWN BOSS! Say goodbye to
your commute and long
hours. Make CEO income
from anywhere. No experi-
ence necessary. Training
available. 20K-80K+
SMonthly) Don't Believe,
on't Call! www.wealthwi-
thintegrity bi z
(650)954-8031.
HOME BASED, Magazine for
Hendry Co. No exp. necessary.
P/T Hrs. Clients estab. for you.
Net $75K+. Retiring.
$24,900 (941)228-8110

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- ,
772-878-200O 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.

"THE SECRET" $$$$$$
(800)684-9482.



First Time Home Buyer Pro-
grams, Conventional, VA and
FHA programs up to 100%
financing for qualified home
buyers. For more details,
contact Brian or Chele Hicks
M888)263-8891. Bank of
merica is an Equal Housing
Lender.

Services I

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CUn
Join Now
30% OFF
+
One Week
FREE

863-675-8446
439 W. Hw 80
LaBelle, L




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



MARINA JOE'S
BOAT REPAIRS
New & Used
Parts/Engines
(239)580-7270








Horse & Pet Care
Local & Long
Distance Horse
Transport
Emergency Pick up &
Delivery Services

Call 863-675-3231

WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR
ANIMALS
While away or on vacation
Reasonable rates
Call (863)675-3412 or
(863)673 3255

Plurribing


General Cleaning Service
Hand Car Washing, Boat
Detailing, Office & More.
Residential & Commercial
863-233-1544 or
863-265-0156





COMPUTER SERVICE
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925



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


I


PLUMBING REPAIR
SERVICE
T. Parke Services, Inc.
24 hour service
Commercial & Residential
Plumbing
Lic. #CFC-1427448
(239)580-7270

Merchandise


AIR CONDITIONERS (3) (2)
Kenmore w/warranties, 50
btu's, (1) Arctic King 1300
watts. $400 (863)261-1064


BLACK STOVE/MICROWAVE
COMBO very good condi-
tion $350 (863)517-0244
DRYER Kenmore, tan, $95.
(863)763-9606
DRYER Like new. $100
(239)462-5070


lCarpet Cleaning


MICROWAVE Large, 10,000
watt. $75 (863)763-5890


WOLFF TANNING BEDS As
Low as $28 a month! FREE
DVD Player Order by
2/8/08 CALL ETS Tan TO-
DAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


BOYS BIKE 12", with training
wheels, green/black, good
condition, $15
.(863)763-6131 Okeechobee



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40
$6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70
$11,990. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT since 198.0...
(800)668-5422.
STEEL SHELTER 26X18,
Back enclosed. $800.L
(863)243-4001 Moore
Haven.



PRESSURE TREATED PLY-
WOOD (5 sheets 3/4") 4x8,
& (5) 8' 4x4 posts, $200 for
all (863)261-4633 you haul
WHITE PORCELAIN LAVATO-
RY- with one lever chrome
faucet, beige countertop, like
new $20 (863)467-8681.


INFANT SWING Fisher-Price,
pink, papasan, used.3; os.,
ekc.': d ond., looks brand new,
$130., (863)763-4793
LIFEJACKET VESTS (2) -
small, up to 90 lbs., $20.
(863)467-1373


CLOGGING SHOES Stomper,
8 narrow. $50
(772)597-4421


BASEBALL CARDS over
1500, w/protective covers &
boxes, good cond., $500.
(863)697-3523
ELVIS COLLECTION Many
Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia.
$300 neg. (863)467-0627



LAP TOP COMPUTER Aver-
tex. $400 or best offer.
(863)673-6620
LAPTOP Dell, 256 KB
memory, Win. XP, All soft-
ware & case included. $300
Neg. (863)357-2271
MONITOR 17" Flat screen
SNot flat panel). Works great.
35 (863)357-2009
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
Excellent condition.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.


CERAMIC KILN Paragon,
240v, 50 amp, shelves, etc.,
24" x 36". $300 or trades?




TWIN BED COVERS (2 SETS)-
white, good condition, w/1
set of sheets, $10
(863)467-4253
WINDOW SHADES Honey-
combed, Insulating. (13) 36"
W & (2) 18" W. 72" L: $65,
will sep. (863)675-2785


ARMOIR Black mirrored,
$200 or best offer. Call
863-675-3676
BED king size, $300.
(863)675-2959
BEDROOM SET Girls, Twin
sleigh bed (Head/footboard),
dresser, mirror nightstand
$350 863-824-2617
BEDROOM SET Real wood, 7
drawer dresser w/full mirror
& 6 small shelves, king size
frame. $100 (863)261-5271
BEDS Bunk bed frame,
wooden & twin bed, $75/will
sep. Call 863-673-4354
BR SET 2 nite stands, tall
dresser, long dresser, all
matching faux oak, exc cond
$400 neg (863)697-8572
CHAIR Extra large sleeper
chair, w/extra large storage
Ottoman, tan, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-1560


REFRIGERATOR commercial
type, $150 or best offer.
(863)673-0428
REFRIGERATOR GE, 14 cu
ft. White. Gently used. $125
or best offer. (863)357-0060
STOVE GE, Electric, Good
condition. Clean. $75
(863)673-0656
STOVE Glass top, self clean-
ing, like new. $125
(239)462-5070
STOVE Kenmore, Electric,
White, Works, $30
(863)467-2366 Okee area
WASHER Good shape $45
with free Dryer,
(863)675-3032
WASHER Kenmore, Front
loader. Energy efficient.
$335 (863)675-0548
WASHER Whirlpool, white, in
very good condition $125
firm (863)517-0244
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778


NEWTON ARMS 30 USG
(30.06), first type, dbl set
triggers, exc condo. $895 neg
(863)763-5120
REMINGTON Model 870
Magnum 3" 12 gauge pump,
$425 (863)763-5683
SHOTGUN 12 gauge Rem-
ington, 1187 premier, Nat
Wild Turkey Fed gun., new In
box $695 (863)357-1528
SHOTGUNS (2) 12 gauge
double barrel & 16 gauge.
$450 for both, will separate.
(502)931-8101
SHOTGUNS (2) 16 gauge &
20 gauge L C Smith. $1400
w ill separate .
(863)357-1528


COCKATIELS all healthy,
also 2 breeding pair for sale,
$40 (239)657-5760
COCKATOOS 1 mated pair of
umbrella cockatoos w/lrg
cage. $1500 (863)763-6778
DOG BOX 3x3x29 inches,
diamond plate top, plywood
bottom $3 0 0
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX 4x4x40", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & back, plywood bottom,
$450. (863)467-7197
MOLUCCAN COCKATOO 1
very friendly male, w/lrg cor-
ner cage. $1000
(863)763-6778


COFFEE & END TABLE Glass
top. $25 for both
(863)467-2153
COFFEE TABLE Western,
with horse designs, $80.
(239)340-8503
COMPUTER DESK & CHAIR -
Good condition. $30 or best
offer fo r both.
(863)467-2153
DINETTE SET All wood w/ 4
chairs & small microwave.
$100 for all, or best offer.
(863)763-4473
DINING ROOM SET Like
new, thick glass top, oblong,
6 chairs & credenza. $375
(863)467-8644
DOUBLE BED Nice soft top,
great shape & Dresser. $150
or best offer for both, will
sep. (863)763-4473
DRESSER'- 6 drawer, Chest, 3
drawer, non-matching but
can be used together. $70
will sep (863)227-6210
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
quality, $ 1 5 0 .
(863)675-2959
L SHAPED COUCH 2 pcs,
microfiber beige. $500
(863)675-4098 Evenings.
Will deliver in Labelle.
LEATHER COUCH Black with
2 reclining ends, great cond.
$450 or best offer. Call
863-697-6470
LIFT CHAIR Pride, lifts to
standing position, reclines,
good cond. burgundy, $250
(863)697-1044 for info
LITTLE TYKES CAR BED -
complete, $20 you haul
(863)307-0383
LOVESEAT small, floral, $75
or best offer (772)708-3645
Okeechobee area
LOVESEAT floral design, $75
(863)467-5477
LR SET matching black
leather couch, chair, recliner,
sofa table, 3pc table group
$600 neg (863)697-8572 .
MATRESS King size magnet-
ic p6wer mattress. $800
(863)357-5754
PAPA-SAN LOUGE CHAIR -
Base, Chair & Cushions. $25
or best offer. (863)484-0395
PARSONS CHAIRS (2) $20
(863)467-8681
POOL TABLE Regulation
size, $400. 863-673-4354
QUEEN BR SUITE- bedding,
frame, hdbd, dresser w/mir-
ror, 2 nite stands, quilt,
sheets $300 (863)517-0244
RECLINER La-Z-Boy, brown,
like new. $ 2 5 0-
(863)983-7719
SOFA & CHAIR exc. cond.,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-1281
SOFA Red leather. Beautiful.
,Asking $275 (863)675-3888
after 7pm

'sapetentie w.$4001
(863)983-7719
TWIN BED SET (2)- Includes
mattress, boxspnng, frame,
2 night tables, TV table,
sheets $250 (863)517-0244


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CLUB CAR Batteries are
good. Comes with charger.
Has windshield & top. $1500
(863)673-0656
GOLF CART Club Car 1995,
gas. $1695 (863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car 2003,
Electric w/charger, side cur-
tains and windshield. $2400
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART Club Car, lights,
lcurtains,.high speed, excel-
lent condition. $15.00
(772)332-6472
GOLF CART Club Car w/roof.
Came from Up North, Excel-
lent condition. $1700
(863)467-2824
GOLF-CLUBS (100) Misc.,
All brands. Many good. $890
for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
sep. 863-946-3123
STANLEY GOLF CLUBS set
with bag and caddy, $75
(863)467-8430


AR 15 COLT Marlin 44 Mag-
num, Browning lever action
22. $2600 will separate.
(863)532-9881
COLT AR15 MATCH TARGET
RIFLE 2.5 to 10 power
Scope, never fired, 24" Bar-
rel $2000 (772)461-8822
HIPOINT 9mm semi auto
pistol, 7 shot magazine,
new, $300. (863)467-2315
Iv. msg.
ITHACA- Model 37, 16 gauge
deluxe with 200 rounds of
ammo. $375 (863)675-4163
ITHACA Model 51 Feather-
weight, 12 gauge, automatic,
with poly choke, $400
(863)763-5683
MOSSBERG 12 GA 1 yr old,
$200 or trade for clean
handgun (863)447-9127


561-644-5418
WOOD BAND SAW 12" w/
stand. $125 or best offer.
(863)357-3633


AIR HOCKEY TABLE Digital,
Like new. $75 or best offer.
(863)675-8937
CABBAGE PATCH DOLLS &
OTHERS. 20 Dolls in all.
$100 for all, will sep.
(863)357-2829
SUPER NINTENDO GAMES -
Disney, Star Wars, Donkey
Kong & Super Mario $25 or
will separate (863)467-0031


TAURUS 745 45 cal., semi
auto pistol, (2) 7 shot maga-
zines, new, $450.
(863)467-2315 Iv. msg.
Winchester Pump, 243 Ruger
with scope, 30/30 Winches-
ter & Browning 22, $1500.
863-532-9881



AB LOUNGE Sport (AKA Ab
Lounger 2) $50
(239)986-0296
EXERCISE BIKE Air Bike 950,
Like new. Will sell for half
price $50 (863)634-4291
EXERCISE BIKE- Asking $10
(863)946-3622
HIP & THIGH SCULPTOR 1
year old, like new, tones legs
& hips. $150 or best offer.
(863)675-9025
HOME GYM Welder XP23
Latpull down, press, curls,
flys, leg curls, Has a weight
stack $75 (863)674-1317
NORDIC TRACK CX938 Ellip-
tical, purch. in Nov 2007.
Asking $300 (863)801-1541
or (863)763-4607 ,
STATIONARY BIKE good
condition $ 2 5.
(863)467-1373


WALKER Nova Cruiser De-
bluxe, 4 wheels with hand
brakes & basket $175.
(863)467-0031
WHEELCHAIR Sleek Viper
lightweight wheelchair, cost
$500, asking $200
(863)763-5890


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Jpb 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.corE.
CASE 2XX KNIVES (3) Carv-
ing & butcher knives. $105
for all, will separate.
(502)931-8101
COWHIDE brand new, light &
dark brindle color, from Ar-
gentina, $200.
(239)340-8503
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HOT WATER TANK for mo-
bile home, 110Ov, 30 gallon,
new in'unopened b'U,:.'1225.
(863)484-0395
New Black Ornamental Steel
Fence Panels. 5 foot by 6
foot long. Compare $25.
Ours $7.95. 10 days only.
See video. www.USFence-
Brokers.com Contact Barry
(800)244-9405.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
.VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLO8.
Roaches? Harris Famous
Roach Tablets, Guaranteed
to kill roaches since 1922.
Over 100 tablets treats entire
home, less than $5. Sold at
Publix, Hardware Stores.
VERTICAL BLINDS Triple
width, cream color. $30
(863)357-1560



BANJO Harmony, 5 string,
$100. (863)467-6148
DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$700. (863)261-1235
GUITAR Harmony, Arch Top,
$100. (863)467-6148
ORGAN All instruments in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$1200 or best of-
fer(863)467-4253
ORGAN Imperial, $50.
(863)610-1092
ORGAN Wurlitzer Profession-
al, $200. (863)610-1092
PIANO Harrison Spinet, ex-
cellent condition. Quality
tone. $1000 or best offer.
You pick up. (863)763-4053
STELLA HARMONY PARLOR
GUITAR second owner,
exc cond., in orig case, $300
neg.(863)467-0627


BALD PYTHON Female, 50
gal tank, mulch, heating pad,
tree & hiding place. $300
(863)801-4283
BIRD CAGES 2, one is flight
cage the other is a parrot
cage. Both on wheels $250
or best offer (863)467-2975
CHIHUAHA PUP 3 mo. old
Female $300. Call Barb
Days) (863)675-2541. La-
elle area.


PEACOCKS India Blues,
tame, 1 yr. old, $300 will sell
separately. (863)675-8732
PEKINGESE PUPPIES $350
each. PITBULL BLUE-PUP-
PIES $300 each
(863)302-4442
RING NECK DOVE 11 Birds
$60 call. Barb Days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
ROTTWEILER/PIT BULL MIX
PUPS 2 boys, 1 girl, solid
black, 7 wks old, ready $200
(863)227-2466
SNAKE Burmese Python,
Very tame. Cage & heat rock
included. $250 or best offer.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area
SNAKE Columbian Redtail
Boa, 6', Very tame with cage
& lamp included. $250 Neg.
(239)707-4068 LaBelle area
YORKI POO female, 10 wks
old, black, white chest, to
loving home asking $1000
all access.(863)675-8069



HOT TUB '04 Pearl Jet Setter,
6 color illuminance sys. Cover,
Clean, Like new. Pd $5795
Asking $2000 (863)946-1807
JACUZZI needs work, you
pick up, $300 or best offer
(863)447-5407
POOL Above ground. $75
(863)763-3631
POOL SunSand 12'X3', Good
c o n d i t ion $50
(863)467-2366 Okee. area.


BARNETT CROSSBOW With
all accessories. $400
(863)467-5646 after 6pm
HOG TRAP New, asking
$350 (863)447-9127



AMPLIFIER Rockford Fos-
gate Punch P250.2, Brand
new in box $150.
(239)986-0296
CONSOLE STEREO 8 track,
record player, can record, 8
track tapes $100 neg.
(863)467-8430
JBL AMPLIFIER 1200 watts,
$200 or best offer
(863)214-3427
STEREO SYSTEM Fisher, 2/2
4' speakers, 5cd disc chang-
er, tuner, amp, dual cassette,
$100 neg. (863)357-6315
TAPE RECORDER Variable.
$100 (772)597-4421


BIG SCREEN TV 54", Good
condition. Needs plexiglass.
$150 or best offer.
(863)634-9017
HEAD REST TV Universal, w/
;V- ,JflVQ les.yfli ,ag&...
*$650 rteg (86a)&-60i...
RCA BIG SCREEN TV 52",
Asking $250 (863)467-1694
ROTO MOTOR Still in box.
$50 (863)467-3888
TELEVISION 13" Samsung.
$20 (863)763-7497 after 6
pm
TELEVISION 25" Zenith con-
sole. $65 (863)763-7497 af-
ter 6pm
TELEVISION RCA 32" Tru-
Flat, only 2 yrs old, like new.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-2053
TELEVISION/VCR- 13" Sony,
$35 (863)675-7350
TOSHIBA TV 19" color, $50
(863)675-7318
TV ANTENNA VHF/UHF/FM,
VU-19OXR, still in box. $75
(863)467-3888
TV, Sony XBR, 52" $400 or
best offer. (863)673-1981
WALL MOUNT for up to 30"
flat panel HD TV. $75
(863)467-6548


ALUMINUM EXT LADDER 24
foot. $70 (863)467-8250
BAND SAW Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $50
(863)675-7318
BAND SAW Sears, cuts
wood or metal, $100.
(863)467-2984
DIESEL GENERATOR 8500 -
Electric start, never used,
still in plastic w/warranty.
$1500 (772)342-7304
ELECTRIC CONCRETE MIXER
3 1/2 cubic feet, used
twice. $200 (863)467-8250
GENERATOR 6HP, 3500
watt, runs great, $100 or
best offer (419)727-9376 La
belle
PRESSURE CLEANER 2400
psi, w/ 5.0 Honda engine,
pump not building pressure,
$50 (863)763-7009
RADIAL ARM SAW 10" $100
(863)763-4643
SNAP-ON TOOL BOX $2200
or best offer (863)697-3802
TABLE SAW 10" $100
(863)763-4643
TABLE SAW Works, exc.
cond. $150. Call


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

L8 ) 9 94INDERS4
202 E. S=gaeiamtHwy.(AcfromOClewiston hmn)
(863) 902-9494


INTERNATIONAL WELLNESS CO. EXPANDING
Work From Home: No Selling, No Inventory, No Risk
Training'& Support Provided
Se Habla Espanol
Contact: Veralice Canjura
863-612-1228/239-470-1792
vcanjura@wedeliverwellness.com


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KIRBY '2000, Ultimate G
complete system including
Shampooer. Orig. $2000,
Asking $250 (863)697-0014

Agriculture



CBhristmas Trees 745
Farm Equipmentr 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneus 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services 82
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
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.andscBUSH HOG 4ft, asking $200
,Lawn & Garden 8 5o0

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BUSH HOG 4fF, asking $200
or best offer (863)763-6023
FORD 3430 TRACTOR With
Bush hog and box blade.
$5000 (863)673-3790
SAWMILLS from only
$2,990.00--Convert your
LOGS TO VALUABLE LUM-
BER with your own Norwood
portable band sawmill. Log
skidders also available.
www.norwoodsaw-
mills.com/300N FREE In-
formation: (800)578-1363-
Ext: 300-N.


FOUR HORSE STALLS -
$1 00/mo each, a secure tack
closet for.each stall. 2-1/5
acre paddocks. Horse care is
available. (863)675-6314
HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used. $200 (863)675-4098
SADDLE 142" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470'
WESTERN HORSE SADDLES
$25 will separate.





Brinly, New Condition, $100
Call Lloyd (561)315-7731
RIDING LAWN MOWER, John
Deere Runs excellent,
$1,500. Call 863-983-7751
ROTARY MOWER, Rhino, 6',
$1800. (863)234-1230
ROTOTILLER 8 hp Crafts-
mharlj. oais gnl

WEB GRILL Gensis Silver, 2
yrs old, paid $400 asking
$200 or best offer
(419)727-9376 Labelle .
ZTR MOWER Snapper,,15 hp
Kohler, 42" cut, runs &
mTnows great. $800 or trades?
(863)467-7415


BULL FOR SALE 2 years old,
Charloals, gentle.
( 863)675-4405 or
863)673-3916
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


SADDLE Billy Cook, new
leather, $200 or best offer
(863)763-6023


Rentals


$421/Mot 4BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
LABELLE: Private 1br, furn or
unfurn, $650/mo, inclds satel-
lite TV, W/D, Refrig, new
CA/Heat, (239)370-8532


3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$23,3001 Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
Caloosa Estates, 3BR/2BA, In
quiet subdivision, great fami-
ly oriented home & neighbor-
hood, $1,000 mo. + sec.
Lease Purchase Option avail.
863-673-1985
CENTER LABELLE 2BR/2BA,
Kit., L/rm / D/rm, Lg Util rm
w/storage, screened porch,
no steps to climb, $900 mo.,
+ Sec. dep. & Ref. req.
863-234-1153
FORT DENAUD AREA, Large
3BR/2BA, family room, cred-
it check, ref's & sec. req'd.
(863)673-9133 for info.


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GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2& 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
Rental rates starting at $577

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


GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
Rental rates starting at $449 plus Utilities

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity


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LABELLE 15 ACRES
Front State Road 80 & 2 Interior Roads East of LaBelle.
Great investment. Can be divided. Ideal location for
home, business or dividing for resale. Terms possible.
$525,000
Owner/Broker (561)379-8040


CONVENIENT DOWNTOWN
LABELLE Charming 2 story
home on super sized lot. 2br,
1ba, large deck, 89 Calhoun
St., $875/mo, st, last & 1
mos sec dep., Ref's req.,
Call Broker/Owner
800)638-6946 or
863)675-3433
COUNTRY VILLAGE Nice quiet
neighborhood! 2 BR, 1 BA,
All apple $700 mo. + sec.
dep. Call 239-707-5423
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$421/mo! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5853.
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, Ceramic
tile floors, carpeted bed-
rooms. Screen porch on cor-
ner Greenbelt lot. Free
community pool. $800/mo
(863)1675-0104


LABELLE 3br on oversize lot
loaded with trees, washer
and dryer, $625/mo
(863) 675-0104
LABELLE 4br, 2ba on 6.25
acres, W/D, deck, $1000/mo
+ sec dep. (863)675-0636
or (239)896-2025




LABELLE Cottage, fully fur-
nished, all utilities incid,
Ready to move in,
(863)517-1000
LEHIGH ACRES House, 2
BR, 2 BA, central A/C, new
carport, renovated. Pool.
$700/mo. (239)369-9567
Port LaBelle 3 BR, 1 BA,
Family Rm., C/Air, Tile, New
paint. $775 mo. + sec. &
ref's. .(863)202-0753


WOODED AREA 3 BR, 1 BA.
REASONABLE. No dogs.
Lazy T Ranch
(863)675-1614


CLEAN PROFESSIONAL MALE
Seeks Same to share 4 BR, 2
BA. $135 wk. Call
(863)8'24-6112 or
(772)-349-8637
LABELLE Welcome snow-
birds, roommate wanted to
share new 3br/2ba home in
Port Labelle. W/D, Sat TV,
quiet area, short or long
term. $600/mo inclds all
(239)289-2896


Room to Rent: at Horseshoe
Acres, furnished, incl. util.,
laundry & cable, $400 per
mo. (863)983-7513
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Intemrnet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL




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.


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or Western North Carolina.
CALL DARIN AT BENDER
REALTY (800)311-1340.
Tennessee- Affordable lake
properties on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake. Over 800
miles of shoreline. Call Lake-
side Realty TODAY!
(888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesidereaity-tn.com.



SEBRING Waterfront RV Lot
in Lake Bonnet Village. Very
nice area. Large lot that will
accommodate up to a 40 Ft.
RV. $32,900 or will trade for
RV. (239)590-0066


LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x1 0'$42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x 10'58.85 mo.incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

Real [state



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 1"040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property- Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -.
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




FOR SALE OR RENT
BIG 2.5 Acre Lot
Good for Nursery
S 585 CR 833
Montura Ranches
Frontage on State Rd. -
833
Waterfront Lake in back
Fruit Trees
Warehouse
S Bathroom
Septic Tank
Drain Field
By Owner Call
(786)303-0173



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$23,300! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5760.
LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Reduced $30,000
Lease w/Optionto 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.



Auction Date: February 9th,
10AM 2903 W. Trilby Ave.,
Tampa, FL 33611 Great In-
vestment Property! 7% Buy-
ers Premium FL#AU3319,
BK#3088842 Dan Mahaney
(239)292-1119 u-auc-
tion.com.


NC Mountains 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
now (866)789-8535.


LOG CABIN only $69,900.
Lake Access with FREE Boat
Slips. Own the dream! New
2,128 sf log cabin package
at spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Paved
road, u/g utilities, excellent
financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, x1712.



Greenville, SC Own a Beauti-
ful, New 3BD/2BA Home for
Only 5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From
$695. 00 Call
(888)579-0275.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.2 acres
$44,900 w/deep dockable
water. Huge winter savings
on gorgeous wooded
acreage. Boat directly to Gulf
of Mexico! Must seel Excel-
lent financing. Call about "No
Closing Costs" special
(800)564-5092, x 954.
NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES
FROM $59,900 MINUTES TO
ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy
sweeping mountain vistas, a
mile of Riverfront, walking/
fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated en-
trance, lodge & riverside
B88. Excellent financing
available Call for more info or
to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484
www.seeriverhigh-
landsnc.com. Offer void
where prohibited by law.
STUCK IN FLORIDA? Can't sell
what you own? TRADE your
property for one of our lake-
front homes or lots in the


ALUM BOAT 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5631
ALUMINUM BOAT -10', 21/
HP Suzuki outboard, with tri.,
$250. Call (863)261-1235
BASS BOAT 15 ft, 70 hp
Mercury, power tilt & trim,
trolling motor, galv trailer.
$900 (423)502-2214
BASS BOAT Fiberglass, 17
Ft., Evinrude V4, 120 hp.,
Completely overhauled. 71
LB thrust trolling motor, trail-
er w/ new 14" tires. $4500
(863)675-7505
BOAT With motor & trailer,
needs little work. $1500 or
best offer. (262)989-2571
BOAT TRAILER 14' Continen-
tal tilt. With roller. Trailer in
good shape. Needs tires.
200 (863)447-1735
BOAT TRAILER 1958 Rich-
land, with '56 Elgi 14' alumi-
num boat, 7 hp outboard
mtr., $500. (863)674-1065
CANOE 16ft, Old Town, fiber-
glass, $150 (863)805-8786
Montura
JOHNSON MOTOR 15hp,
electric start, $375.
(863)674-1065
JON BOATS (2) 14ft, $225
and 12ft for $125
(863)763-2203
LOWE BASS BOAT: 16ft, 50
hp Mariner eng., pwr trim,
auto fuel mix, trir, fish finder,
$2200 (863)675-6882
LOWE DEEP V '93, 16FT, 50
hp Evinrude, take guns in
trade, $3200 (606)219-3890
PONTOON BOAT -
$4000 863-763-7783 or
561-968-2083
SAILBOAT ESCAPE, 14 ft,
Open, much like a sunfish,
easier to sail. All parts good.
$800 (863)674-0647
SEA NYMPH 15', with trailer,
40hp Johnson, w/power, tilt
& trim, $2,400 or best offer.
(765)620-4373 Okee
SUNSET BAY TRITOON
CRUISE/FISHING COMBO
'07- 23ft, w/trir & cover, 115
hp Honda, $18,000,
(863)634-2640


Mobile Homes



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



LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1 br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
863-612-5455.
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $120
per week. 863-673-6362.
Call now!
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
$600 P/M + $300 Sec. Dep.
2Bd/1Bth,W/D&NA/C.
Adult Park in City/No Kids-
No Pets. Call 863-517-0764
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
TRAVEL TRAILER 1 br,
w/screened porch & util room,
located in RV park in Labelle.
$525/mo (863)673-6362



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
BEAUTIFUL: 4 Bdrm, 2 Ba +
Den on 1/4 acre in Tangle-
wood Sub. Includes extra's.
$110,000. 239-344-6860
DOUBLE WIDE 2 BR, 2 BA,
Carport, Laundry Rm., 2
sheds. $35,000. Contact
Aqua Isles 863-675-2331
MAPLE CORNER
ACTIVE 55+
MANUFACTURED HOME
PARK, Labelle, FL.
Gated, dbl wide manufactured
home park, beautiful
clubhouse, heated swimming
pool. Buy your home, lease
your 60x100 lot for $200/mo.
Get FREE lawn service, water
& garbage pick up. Quality,
models avail for immed
occupancy or order your own,
pick your lot. Hurray! 50% sold
out! Only 4 lake lots left, but
others to choose from.
(863)675-7555 M/F or
(863)675-1134 Wknds.
OPEN HOUSE
Sat. & Sun. 1pm-4pm
For Sale By Owner
Palm & Pines Mobile Home
1225 Hwy 29 S., Felda FL
#25 Jackie Dr. Price:
$25,500.1970 Buck Mobile
Home 12'x60', 2 br, 1 1/4ba
Call Darlene: 239-229-9868
*Buyer must be approved
by park owners.
WHISPER CREEK 31ft, Royal
Intl, w/Fla'room, roof over
trailer, 2 new TV's, AC in
trailer, 2 clothes lines, stor-
age shed, satellite dish,
Good condition, starting at
$9500 neg. (863)612-0812

Recreation


CLASSIC TRIUMPH '64 MO-
TOTCYCLES 650 cc.
$2500 (863)674-0898
(863)517-1019 Labelle
HONDA SUPER HAWK 996 '98
- Mint condition, bad engine.
$350 (239)564-8978
HONDA VLX DX low mileage,
lots of extra chrome, like
new tires, exc. cond.,
$2900. (903)563-1198
KAWASAKI EXTENTIONS (2)
Bolt on. 10R, 636R. $175
(863)528-4444
MINIBIKES, (2) 1 Ig., 1
small, very good cond.,
$500 for both or best offer,
will sell sep. (863)673-5891
SADDLE BAGS slant style,
leather, like nbew, $125.
(863)357-0344
SERVICE MANUALS 2, Dyna
Harley Davidson. Like new.
$50 will separate.
(863)357-0344
VW TRIKE MOTORCYCLE -
$2500 (863)674-0898 or
(863)517-1019 Labelle
YAMAHA 1100 '01, V-Star
SClassic, 10K mi. Cherry &
Cream. Great condition.
$5000 Neg. (863)673-5891
YAMAHA 125 DIRTBIKE '02 -
very low hours, barn kept,
good condition, $1000
(239)425-5605
YAMAHA 80 DIRTBIKE '01-
has low hours, barn kept,
nice condition, $600
(239)425-5605



ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $1900 or best offer.
(863)983-2287 Clewiston
DIRT BIKE 2002 Yamaha
TTR125L, very nice condi-
tion. $1100 or best offer
(863)697-6464
ELEC SCOOTER in good con-
dition, $150 (863)467-5477
FOUR WHEELER 150 CC,
Red & Silver. Runs greatly
$500 (772)879-2891
GO CART 2 seater, Needs
work. $150 (863)763-3631
GOLF CART 36 volt charger,
new batteries, 4 seater, truck
bed w/lift gate, lights. $850
(863)697-2033
HONDA 200 S '85 3 wheel-
.er, decent shape, $150
(863)634-7157
HONDA 4 WHEELER New
tires & rims. Needs a little
TLC $350 (863)234-0819
HONDA ATV 350 electrical
problem $3 0 0
(239)691-0657
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $5000 (863)673-2388
HONDA RANCHER 4 Wheeler
Model 350 Asking $2000
(863)801-1666
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 400
'01 4x4, many accessories,
$1700 (863)634-7157
YAMAHA 225 2001 Dirt Bike,
Street legal. Asking $1800
(239)867-1093


AIRSTREAM TRAVEL TRAIL-
ER, '77, 31', $4,200.
(863)234-1230
STOCK TRAILER 28', Goose-
neck, New floor $3500 Call
(863)357-6642


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CAMPER with add on room
in RV Park, $3100
(863)634-8345
CLASS C 21-23' motor home
cover, 20x40 heavy tarp.
$135 or will sell separate.
863-675-7350
COACHMAN RV '75, 1 ton,
350 Chevy motor w/90K mi.
Needs some work. $1200.
(863)357-1109
FRANKLIN RV 38' LR, DR,
kitchen, bath, BR, laundry
roo m $ 1 6 0 0 0
(863)675-8467
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
HITCH ADAPTOR Gooseneck
for 5th wheel, like new,
$325. Call 863-610-1120
HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAV-
OR '00 35', low mileage,
Ford VIO gas eng. $40,000
863)946-1338 or
302)399-9096

HOLIDAY RV
35th Anniversary Sale!
10 New Brockenridge Park
Models for immediate
delivery.
4 Pre-Owned 12x35' Park
Models starting at $9995
10 Pre-Owned travel
trailers from $1295
Location -19710 S.RI,
41 Fort Myers, between
Alico & Corkscrew Rd.
(239)590-0066
RV- 29FT, 2 expand room,
$400 (954)258-8565



AIR CONDITIONER Cruisair
Carry; On Portable Boat AC,
exc cond., used one season
$500 neg (616)292-3906
BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp,
includes 3 propellers & gas
tank, runs good. $480
(561)790-3681
BOAT TRAILER $100
(863)763-5631
OUTBOARD MOTOR Tohat-
su, 21/2hp, like new, asking
$225 or best offer.
(863)467-4328
PROPELLOR Yamaha, Stain-
less steel. New in box 14
3/4" diameter, 24 pitch.
$120 (828)243-2242
Motorcyles 303


CJ5 SWAMP BUGGY w/
Body Frame, transmission &
transfer case. No engine.
$450 neg. (863)357-3633
FORD BRONCO II '86 5 spd,
4x4, new tires, clutch,
brakes & radiator, runs per-
fect..$900 (863)801-4097
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 4.0
31/2 inch lift, 5 spd manual,
jeep in ok cond, '05 eng.
$1000 (239)826-6382


EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
~ood condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
(863)697-1350
GOLF CART Yamaha, needs
work, $100 (239)225-3282
GOLF CARTS (2) old, with
battery charger, $100
(863)763-1370



FORD F700 '93 Cummin die-
sel, no bed, runs great.
$4500 (954)298-0730 any-
time


CAR CARRIER POD asking
$25 (863)946-3622
DODGE WHEELS -15" H x 10"
W, 5 lug, $350 or best offer.
S239)465-9402 We speak
nglish and Spanish
GMC V6 AUTO/MARINE MO-
TOR $300 Call Vic
(863)675-5829
LEATHER SEATS & COUCH -
For '97 Dodge Van. Good
condition. $1 75.
(863)357-5754
OIL COOLER Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
REAR AXLE Chevy, 3/4 ton,
8 lugs complete. $200
863)467-5401 or
(772)359-2923
REFRIGERATORS (3) All
working $300 or will sell
separate (561)262-1390


BUICK SKY LARK 1991 4
cyl., Auto., A/C. Gas saver.
Excellent condition. $1200
(772)332-5804 Ft. Pierce
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '94 -
good cond., $3,000.
(863)467-6283 Iv. msg.
CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE
'90- V8 North Star, 24 mpg
city. Engine like new. $1500
neg. (863)357-7529
CAMARO Z28, '86 305,
needs work, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0829
CHEVY CAPRIC CLASSIC
1991 New air, 132K.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)467-4187
CHEVY CAVALIER, '02 4 dr.,
good condition, $3500 or
best offer. (863)983-2207
CHEVY CAVILIER '98, Looks
& runs good. $1000 or best.
offer. (863)634-1608
DODGE NEON, '99 2 dr., red,
looks, runs & drives like
new, DOHC motor, $2200.
(772)219-9455
FORD FOCUS, '00 4 dr., cold
a/c, runs & drives like new,
auto, all options, $3,000.
(772)219-9455
HONDA ACCORD 1998 Au-
to., 4 cyl., all power. Great
condition. Great on gas!
$3500 neg. (239)289-7637
HONDA ACCORD, '91 new
tires, new battery, runs great,
good work car, $1,000 firm.
(863)675-2844
HONDA ACCORD, '94 126k
mi., a/c, full power, $3750
or best offer. (561)389-3441
HONDA PRELUDE '92, A/C,
Runs good. $1600 or best
offer. (863)675-4334
MUSTANG '03 Great condi-
tion, transferable warranty,
V6. $8500 or best offer.
(863)357-1352 or
863)634-5236
OLDS DELTA 88 '92 new
brakes, tune-up, good AC &
body, needs tranny $300
(863)675-1855
PLYMOUTH VIP '68, Runs
good, Leather, .Electric, En-
gine 440,' V8, Gbod-tires &
paint. $899 (786)506-6452
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $600! 95 Toyo-
ta Camry $800! For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
TOYOTA CAMRY '97 Excel-
lent cond, white w/gold trim.
$3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1410
TOYOTA CELICA '92 Runs
great, new tires, a/c is ice
cold, 297k miles, great cond.
$2700 firm (863)634-7336



DUMP TRAILER '01, 7x12,
double axle. $2500 firm.
(863)697-2032
Fou Whe
Div 4035'


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction .
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 40551
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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RUNNING BOARDS off King
Ranch F250 Crew Cab, fits
'99-current, beige, $350 neg.
(863)697-0328
TONNEAU COVER white, fi-
berglass, fits 99-07 classic
body style Chevy pu. 8ft bed,
$600 neg (863)467-4127


ARE TOPPER- Hunter green,
Off of '2000 Toyota Tundra.
Excellent condition. $350
(863)528-2684
CHEVY 1970, 3/4 ton, 350
motor & trans. Mag wheels.
Looks & runs good. $3500
or best offer. (863)634-3344
CHEVY '91 short wheel base,
302, needs minor work,
body in real good cond.
$500 (863)763-8201
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE PU '74- 4x4, w/camp-
er top, $ 1 5 0 0
(863)228-2351
DODGE RAM 1500, '01 quad
cab', V8 short bed, looks &
runs like brand new, $4900.
(863)532-9495
DODGE RAM 1500, '98 4X2,
5.9, less than 1k mi. on re-
built eng. & trans., $3500
neg. (863)673-4677
DODGE RAM 3500 96-
w/Cummings Turbo diesel
eng, 4x4 dual wheels, single
cab, exc cond, orig owner,
6. 0 K $ 1 0 0 0 0
(863)983-5351
DODGE RAM '87 4x4, runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2563
DODGE RAM '95 -.2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
parts,$5000 (863)634-2303
DODGE RAM '97 Ext cab,
4x4, 90k miles. $5000 or
best offer. (863)467-3777 or
(863)697-0362
DODGE RAM DIESEL, '01,
shortbed, fiberglass topper,
$9995. (863)467-6797
FORD F150 '86, Auto., Excel-
lent runner. A lot of new
parts. $800. (863)357-0015
FORD F150 '89, 4wd, stan-
dard trans, good mud tires,
$3,000. (863)763-6347
FORD F150 1977 4X4,
Needs work. Great for
w o o d s. $ 8 0 0
(239)462-1564
FORD F150 1979 2 WD,
Runs. Needs work $1000 or
best offer. Call Matt.
(772)340-3794
FORD F150 '94 6 cyl, a/c.
$2800 (863)675-1224
FORD F-250 1985 Runs
great! $600 (239)462-1564
FORD F-250 1986 & F-100
1 985;f1--w/rebuilt motor. 1 -
w/ fiewIheiad. $800 fbr'bo6th
863-763-7783
FORD FLAT BED 1985, 1 Ton
w/ Dump Bed. $1500
(863)801-1666
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
great on gas, red, cd, tool
box, $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-2582
GMC STEPSIDE '86, Low-
ered, Runs. $2000
(863)447-173.5
ISUZU PU '95 4 cyl, 5 speed,
AC, $1200 (863)467-1694
TOYOTA PICKUP, '89 104k
mi., auto, air, toolbox, tow
pkg., $2250 or best offer.
(561)389-3441
TRUCK TOPPER fiberglass,
high back, long bed, full size,
$250 like new
(561)262-1390


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public-
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. January 31. 2008 at 5:00
PM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
County.
The purpose of the meeting isto conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
258740 CB/CGS 1/31/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Marina Joe's gives notice of intent to
sell said boat on 2/8/2008 at 9:00
AM at: 2440 County Road 830, Fel-
da, FL 33930 pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.585 of the Florida Statutes.
Marina Joe's reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.
198719' Aquasport
Hull#ASP24249L587
1979 38' Scarab
Hull#WELA2640M79H -377
258593 CB 1/31/08


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GMC YUKON '96 4x4, cold
AC, leather, $3000
(863)801-3459
JEEP '76 V6 motor, lift kit, no
title, $1000 (863)228-2351
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 4 dr, 6
cyl. new 51/2" Rusty's lift &
tractor tires. $3500
(863)697-9624


FLAT BED TRAILER 20FT,
Gooseneck, $2000
(863)697-2032
GOOSE NECK TRAILER 24'
Texan, all I beam construc-
tion. $2900 or best offer
(772)342-7304
STOCK TRAILER 5'x14'x6'
sides New tires, lights &
gate. $950 (863)697-9704
TRAILER Enclosed 8 x.20,
ramp and side door, 4 wh
brakes, tie downs. $2750 or
best offer. (863)763-5120
TRAILER HITCH w/Ball Built
for'a Mercury Cougar. Can
be modified. $50 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4053
UTILITY TRAILER 2007, 20
Ft. Long, 6% Ft. Wide. New.
Pulled once. Brakes on 1 ax-
le. $1800 870-820-1563


CARAVAN '93, 6 cyl, Seats
7, a/c Good tires, Runs &
look good. Great mileage.
$1900 neg. 561-758-3781
CHEVY LUMINA MINIVAN, '91
73k mi,, 7 seater, very
ood cond., a/c, auto,
1500 neg. (863)467-5846
KIA SEDONA '05 17K mi.
w/remainder of factory war-
ranty. $10,000 or best offer
(863)675-8134
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER '95 Runs, needs some
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 31, 2008


Submitted photos

Older citizens
LaBelle Elementary School is pleased to announce the
students from grades four through six, selected as Janu-
ary "Citizens of the Month." In the front row are: Miranda
Pequeno, Marco Silverio, Xiomara Martinez, Victoria Go-
mez, Diana Escobedo. In row two are: Karla Aleman, Hugo
Vargas, Eli Galbreath, Jasmin Amaro, Anna Vargas. Row
three includes: Marisol Diaz, Evelyn Soto, Patricia Barrios,
Lauren Fotta, Diana Zuniga. Not pictured due to illness is
Megan Price. Congratulations!


Younger set
LaBelle Elementary School has selected the January Citi-
zens of the Month for grades kindergarten through third
grade. In the front row to back row are: Christian Escobe-
do, Johana Gomez, Vanessa Deras, Jose Madrid, William
Salas, Charlie Broughton, Augustin Garcia. In the second
row are: Isaac Madrid, Dustin Cooper, Yaritza Herrera, Es-
meralda Ramos, Claudia Soto, Jimmy Perez. Row three
includes: Dulce Callejas, Luz Flores, Alma Escobedo, Alea
Madrid, Sebastian Fuentes, Sergio Sanchez.


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LaBelle area schools
Primary grades
Friday, Feb. 1: chicken
nuggets, pasta salad, Italian
dressing, banana split slush, and
a dinner roll
Monday, Feb. 4:, cheese
pizza, tossed salad, mix.fruit
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Manager's
choice
Wednesday, Feb. 6: chili,
cheese sandwich or chips, veg/
mozz sticks, and peaches
Thursday, Feb. 6: taco,
lettuce and tomato, corn and
applesauce
Secondary grades
Friday, Feb. 1: Manager's
choice
Monday, Feb. 4: hoagie
sandwich, lettuce and tomato
and pickles, chips or French fries,




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banana split slush, applesauce
and a cookie
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Italian
dunkers, tossed salad, California
blend
Wednesday, Feb. 6: chili
dog, potato tots baked, cole slaw
and peaches
Thursday, Feb. 7: popcorn
chicken, mac and cheese, green
beans, dinner roll.


'his Laurel Oaks home located at 4540
;pringview Circle in LaBelle, sold within 4
months by Denise Walker and Donna'Kane at
Heritage Land Co.

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FOR RENT:
RENTERS INCENTIVE 1ST MONTH FREE! Show Place Rental. Fully
Renovated Duplex. New kitchen cabinets, New bathroom vanity, Ceramic tile
through out. 2BR/1BA. 460 Bryan Ave. $750 per month. No smokers or pets please.
2BRL1BA in Country Village. $595 per month. No smokers or pets please.


on beautiful Store on busy
J a c k s corner. Full
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2,700+ sq.ft drive-thru win-
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and outbuildings need TLC. Pasture dow recently remodeled and family
and wooded areas, fenced and cross style seating inside. Ceramic tile
fenced. Beautiful cypress strand at floors. Potential for gas pumps.
Jack's Branch. Paved road access. 2600+/- sq. ft. Purchase soon and be
Priced to sell at $2,500,000. ready for the season.
10+/- to 936 acres available in Gerber
cleared. Also, small parcels available
for ag lease.
2 Mobile Homes on half acre lot in
town. $146,000.

SMobile home park
SweetwaterC Land.u d ( pany, ULL with 18 rentals, Park
'Real Estate ad lovcstmcints Store and Laundry, just off Cowboy
z.Way. Well maintained park-like
setting, fenced, picnic tables. Come
take a look!


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Best safety
LaBelle Elementary
School has selected
Tracey Dominguez for the
Safety Patrol of the Month
for January-Tracey Domin-
guez.


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