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The Tuesday, March 25,
regular Hendry County Com-
mission meeting has been
cancelled. The board will meet
next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8,
in the commissioners room at
Clewiston City Hall.
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce will hold'its
annual total $10,000 giveaway
April 12. This year's theme will
be Pirates of the Caribbean
and includes a prime rib dinner
for two, a great silent auction,
raffles and an open bar. The
event starts at 6 p.m. so don
your pirate apparel and pre-
pare to have a swashbuckling
good time. The event will take
place at the civic center. Call
the chamber for tickets (863)
675-0125 and for more. infor-
Easter Egg Hunt in
The Ortona Community As-
sociation will hold its annual
children's egg hunt at Larry
Luckey Indian Mound Park on
Hwy. 78, Saturday, March 22,
at 1 p.m. There will be prizes
for winners in different age cat-
egories. Kids and their parents
will be treated to refreshments
following the hunt and games.
All are welcome.
Egg Hunt planned
The Kiwanis Club,of LaBelle
hosts an Easter Egg Hunt, Sat-
urday, March 22, at 11 a.m.
held under the beautiful oak
trees behind the Kiwanis Thrift
Store, 155 S Bridge Street. It is
FREE to all children through 5th
grades. Lots of special eggs will
bring prizes. Bring your chil-
dren or grandchildren to enjoy
a special time sharing the true,
meaning of Easter. For further
information, drop by the Thrift
Store for a flyer or call 863-675-
closed March 21
Kristina A. Kulpa would.like
to announce that her office will
be closed on Friday, March 21.
The office will reopen with.reg-
ular hours, 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.,
on Monday March 24.
To all Junior and Senior Par-
ents: The next Project Gradu-
ation meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m.
at LaBelle High School. Please
come and offer your support
and ideas to make this a safe
and successful event.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Riverfront park: Concepts discussed
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Concept #1 features a riverwalk, splash pond, additional boat dQckage, relocates city
hall or community building there, and revamps the pavilion for events, Cast your ballot
for Concept #1 or #2 at Barron Library.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Concept #2 provides a waterfront plaza with flags, sidewalks, paths under trees, bench-
es and tables, lighting at night and an amphitheater for concerts, plays, weddings and
so on. Cast your ballot for concept #1 or #2 at Barron Library.
Development plan unfolding
By Patty Brant
The process of defining the
community's vision of its wa-
terfront is continuing. The latest
installment in the process was
a "caucus" on the city's central
riverfront property encompass-.
ing Barron Park, the city dock
and Barron Library area.
Tuesday, March 11, interest-
ed parties gathered at Barron
Library, overlooking the river,
to hear consulting firm DBS
representatives present two
versions of how the riverfront
Both versions shared some
focal points, such as a splash
pool along the river and open
spaces for activities.
Attendees were asked to
"mix and match" elements
they liked in both, and give the
thumbs down to those they
didn't. Ballots are still available
at Barron Library for input from
anyone who would like to give
it. You can also take a closer
look at the renderings of the
two versions there.
The plan is to update the
look and feel of the entire
downtown area to showcase it
as a destination for locals and
visitors a family friendly place
that is safe and appealing to
Over the past few months,
stakeholders and other inter-
ested persons have been taking
part in the process of helping
define the future of downtown
LaBelle. Workshops have fo-
cused on foot and vehicular
circulation, wayfinding (sig-
nage), ecology and parks. One
particularly difficult piece to the
puzzle will be vehicular traf-
fic, since that cannot be deter-
mined until the Department of
Transportation decides on the
exact placement and style of a
new bridge over the Caloosa-
hatchee. A transportatioriwork-
shop focused on traffic calming
in downtown LaBelle, possible
,bridge locations, improved
movement on side streets and
Assets most respondents
want to maximize, especially in
the riverfront area, include the
tree canopy, parking, access to
river amenities, boating accom-
modatiops and, of course, the
The March 11 session con-
sidered some of the constraints
on the river area including
See Plan- Page 2
Deputies bust 4 growhouses
Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee said his narcotics inves-
tigators and deputies had a busy
day on Wednesday, March 13,
busting three marijuana grow
houses. Shortly after 9:30 a.m.,
deputies searched the residence
located at 442 Marion Ave. in
LaBelle and located a suspect-
ed marijuana grow operation.
within the residence. David J.
McCarty, age 28, was arrested
and charged with: Possession
of marijuana with intent to sell
or deliver, Producing marijua-
na, Possession marijuana over
20 grams, Possession and or
use of paraphernalia, Narcotic
to transport drugs.
.Soon after, at about 10:15
a.m. what is believed to be an-
other marijuana grow house,
located at 1190 Hendry Isles
Blvd. in Pioneer Plantation, was
busted and Camilo Fonseca
Gonzalez, age 32, was arrested
and charged with: Possession of
marijuana exceeding 20 grams,.
Possession of marijuana with
the intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver, Cultivation of mari-
juana, Operating a drug house,
Possession of narcotic related
equipment and manufacturing
narcotic related paraphernalia.
A third suspected marijuana
grow house was located at
1565 Hendry Isles Blvd. in Pio-
neer Plantation. Sheriff's depu-
ties executed a search warrant
at this location at about 5:30
p.m. that day.
Enrique Alejandro Jime-
nez, age 56; was arrested and
charged with: Theft of Utilities,
Cultivation of marijuana, Pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams, Possession of marijuana
with the intent to sell. Posses-
sion of felony paraphernalia,
Possession of Paraphernalia
and Operating a drug house.
David Gene McCarty posted
a 45,500 Bond and has been re-
lease from the Hendry County
Camilo F. Gonzalez and
Enrique A. Jimenez remain in
the Hendry County Jail and are
scheduled to appear before
the judge on March 14.
Hendry County Sheriff's
deputies followed up by hitting
a fourth grow house just a day
after the first three. According
to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, narcotic
investigators executed a search
warrant at 902 Patton Rd. inLa-
See Busts Page 2
By Patty Brant
The City of LaBelle is now
under a consent order to im-
prove its water quality, even
though it actually meets all
standards except color. The
board of city commissioners
made the announcement at
their regular March 13 meeting.
A new water plant will compli-
ment the city's new wastewa-
ter plant, which came on line
The city's new wasterwa-
ter plant came about under
similar circumstances. In the
late 1990s, former Mayor Sheri
Craichy managed to leverage
funding from several sources,
including a Legislative appro-
priation -- in part due to the im-
mediate nature of the consent
order issued at that time.
The city has been working
on plans and funding for a $25
million, 2.5 million gallon, per
day reverse osmosis water treat-
ment plant to be located in the
South LaBelle area. That area
effectively tripled the size of the:
city when it was annexed. It is
expected to be an area of high
growth when the economy im-
proves. The Bonita Bay Group
has plans for several upscale
communities there, including
sections for an education vil-
lage and some public works.
The city is seeking a site in that
area for its new sewer plant
The consent order brings
pressure to bear on the whole
process. Design, testing and
permitting are ongoing at this
time. A graph displayed on
the commissioners' room wall
denotes the city's timeline for
all to see. According to that
timeline, actual construction of
the new water treatment plant
should begin in March of 2009,
with completion in April 2010.
The consent order states the
city will have 24 months after a
permit is issued to have a new
water plant in service.
See Water Page 2
Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee announced that he is
seeking a third term as Sheriff
of Hendry County. Sheriff Lee,
who has over 36 years in law
enforcement, is known for be-
ing tough on criminals, and has
made the arrest of drug dealers
in our community a priority.
Sheriff Lee stated that his ex-
cellent health and his life long
commitment to improve law
enforcement were factors in
making his decision to run for
Sheriff Lee believes that
his administrative abilities are
needed this year, more than
ever, as he continues to render
the same level of protection to
the citizens of Hendry County,
in spite of severe budget restric-
tions. Sheriff Lee added that
the successes that have been
achieved during his present
term have made Hendry Coun-
ty a safer place for all the citi-
zens to live, work and enjoy life.
Sheriff Lee stated that he has an
excellent staff of dedicated law
ing for the Of-
fice of Sheriff.
stated that he
his open door
Sheriff policy to ev-
Ronnie Lee ery citizen
County. Sheriff Lee, a native of
Hendry County, believes that a
sheriff should also be. judged
on his abilities to respond to
the needs of citizens in times
of crisis. Sheriff Lee states that
he was proud of the men .and
women of the Sheriff's Office,
as they responded to the needs
of the citizens when Hurricane
Wilma struck this county.
"In times of crisis we are
always there for the citizens
of Hendry County," Sheriff Lee
Caloosa Belle/Jo Coombs
Could you use a laugh?
Of course! So, you won't want to miss the Firehouse Cul-
tural Center's hilarious last play of the season, Opal's
Million Dollar Duck by John Patrick. There will be plenty
of chances to head down to the center, located at 241 N.
Bridge Street to find out just what Barbara Brandenburg,
left, and Linda Reecer are up to. Opening night is Thurs-
day, March 27. The fun continues March 28-30 and the
following weekend, April 3-6. Evening performances are
at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$10 in advance call 675-3066; $14 at the door.
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steep slopes that make access to
the water more difficult and aging
Both concepts include the Bar-
ron House area east of the park
and the library area in its render-
ing. In both concepts, Lee Street
would end at Barron Park and
Park Ave. Each provides children's
play areas, reconfigures the park
with more parking, expands the
library and adds conference or
civic center structures.
Many of those responding felt
activities like canoeing and kaya-
king may be more suited to the
176-acre park proposed for the
north side of the river.
It will be difficult to have a
riverwalk directly alongside the
river, given the steep slopes
Brian Smith's proposal fea-
tures a riverwalk, splash pond,
additional boat dockage, relocates
city hall or community building
there, and revamps the pavilion,
Cindy Johnson's concepts
provides a waterfront plaza with
flags, sidewalks, paths under
trees, benches and tables, lighting
at night. It relocates bathrooms to
a' pavilion. An amphitheater for
concerts, plays, weddings, etc.,
is the "crowning jewel" of this
Continued From Page 1
The next step is to set up a
small pilot water treatment plant
at the site as a test run for Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion. The problem is: the site has
yet to be determined. The city is
redrafting a contract with the Paul
family to purchase an appropriate
site in the South LaBelle area.
In the meantime, Applied
Continued From Page 1
Belle, on Friday, March 14, and
located a marijuana grow opera-
ti6n within the residence.
Numerous marijuana plants,
along with all of .the equipment
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of the public gathered March 11 at Barron Library to hear details on proposed con-
cepts for the envigoration of Barron Park, the library and the riverfront.
Concern surfaced in both
plans over what would happen to
the "Christmas oak" riverfront at
Barron Park. Both concepts will
have to be reworked to keep that
community focal point.
Mayor Paul Puletti pointed out
that some of the property included
in the concepts does not belong
to the city and access would have
to be provided. He added that the
city is in desperate need for meet-
ing places to accommodate 30-50
One criticism of the concepts
was that it seems to crowd too
much into a small space.
County Director of Grants and
Special Projects and city grant
consultant Ron Zimmerly said a
$160,000 Florida Wildlife Coth-
Technology Management (ATM)
Grant Misterly reported at the
March 13 commission meeting
that he is working with the com-
pany that supplies the city's water
plant chemicals to find interim
solutions to the city's water clarity
problem. These include ensuring
that chemicals are being used in
the right dosages and optimizing
.The city is also seeking federal
funding for assistance through
Sen. Martinez' office.
used for cultivation of marijuana,
were seized. Mario, Morejon was
arrested and charged with: Pos-
session of paraphernalia, Pos-
session of Felony Paraphernalia,
Possession of Marijuana over 20
grams, Possession of Marijuana
with intent to sell, Cultivation
and/or producing Marijuana and
Operating a Drug House.
1 YtIir i
mission grant for a qity warf proj-
ect is in the works. It will come
before the city commission later
for public perusal. There are no
drawings as yet, he noted.
Also impacting, any plans for
the downtown area is FDOT's
two-year PD&E study for SR 29. It
does seem, however, that FDOT
agrees a high span bridge would
not work here. There is also some
discussion of building two bridg-
es one for north, one for south
In the meantime, planning for
the downtown area will continue.
When a final concept plan for
downtown is done it will go to
city commission for input. At that
time the city will seek grants and
private/public partnerships to ac-
complish its final plan.
Real estate agent Sherri Den-
ning suggested old fashioned
light fixtures with planters would
give downtown the appropriate
feel and can be started at most
Mayor Paul Puletti noted that,
even though a complete plan is
not ready, the city can take a num-
ber of steps to get things rolling
and continue to add elements as
they become available -- like the
warf project, new signage and a
tree planting program got oaks
and sabal palms. The city has al-
ready adopted a new city seal. In
this way the city can position itself
for the future.
Email Patty Brant at pbrant@
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day approved a petition by Florida
Power and Light (FPL) for a de-
termination of need for two new
nuclear units at its Turkey Point
Turkey Point, located south of
Miami, is home to two existing nu-
clear units, two gas and oil units,
and one natural gas unit. The two
new nuclear urnits, Units 6 and
7, are projected to come online
in 2018 and 2020 and contribute
between 2200 Megawatts (MW)
and 3040 MW of new generation,
which would power about one
million average residential homes
using 1,200 kWh per month. FPL
projects a need for 8350 MW of
new generation by 2020 due to
customer growth and the expira-
tion of existing purchased power
agreements. To meet the need,
FPL plans to build the two new
nuclear units, increase capacity at
existing nuclear facilities, arid ex-
pand natural gas combined cycle
capacity, as well as increase re-
newable generation and demand-
side management programs.
"Trends indicate there will be
a substantial need for more pow-
er in FPL's service territory, and
these new nuclear units can help
meet that need," said PSC Chair-
man Matthew M. Carter II. "The
nuclear units will provide a clean,
non-carbon emitting source of
base-load power to meet Florida's
growing energy needs."
In making its determination,
the Commission considered the
need for electric system reliability
and integrity, base-load power, ad-
equate electricity at a reasonable
cost, and whether the proposed
units are the most cost-effective
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Frances Louise Brown
Frances Louise Brown, age
82, of Clewiston, died on Feb. 26,
2008 in Ft. Myers.
She was born April. 4, 1925 in
Villa Rica, Georgia, the daughter
of the late Thomas Luther and
Corine (Dean) Cochran. She
served during World War 11 in the
Army Air Corps.
Survivors include her son, Wil-
liam (Judy) H. Blankenship of
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, Feb. 29, at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston with Rev. John
Interment was Monday March
3, in Barrancas National Cem-
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Clewiston.
Margaret Waldron Case, age
85, of Ft. Myers, died on March
10, 2008 in Ft. Myers. She was
born Jan. 3, 1923 in Arcadia, the
daughter of Robert B. "Turk" and
the late Catherine W Waldron.
She, her sister, mother and father
moved to Clewiston and later to
LaBelle. She moved to Ft. Myers
in 1950. She and her husband,
Harold Carleton Case founded
Case Beach Properties Inc., open-
ing an office on Fort Myers Beach,
where she was worked as a Real
Estate Broker. Later she and Nina
Rigby formed Case-Rigby Real
Estate on Ft. Myers Beach where
she continued to selling and rent-
ing Real Estate until her retire-
ment. She was a member of The
Royal Palm Yacht Club for many
years and is a former member of
Cypress Lake Country Club. Mar-
garet and her late husband Harold
enjoyed many years of summer
enjoyment at their Big Bear Pen
Mountain home in Highlands,
N.C. and Highlands Falls Country
Club, both of which she was a
She was preceded in death by
her beloved husband of 42 years,
Harold Carelton Case; her mother,
father; her son, Hayward D. Cross
Jr. and her grandson, Hayward D.
She is survived by her sons,
Robert J. (Bonnie) Cross of La-
Belle, Donald H. (Lana) Cross of
Old Town; stepdaughter, Carolyn
Case Evans of Rock Hill, S.C.; her
sister, Virginia M. (Glenn) Hol-
lingsworth of Ft. Myers; grand-
children, Kelly J. Byrd, Tracy M.
(W.C.) Mills, Margaret "Sissy"
(Ronnie) Wherrell and Anita
(Langley) Bryant, great-grandchil-
dren, many friends and business
Funeral were held on March
13, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
13932 Palm Beach Blvd., Ft. My-
ers with Pastor Bob Williams of-
Interment was held at Fort My-
ers Cemetery. Pallbearers were,
WC. Mills Jr., Donald H. Cross,
Storm Tyler Powers, Zackery De-
wayne Byrd, Robert Ernest Hol-
lingsworth and Walter 0. Shep-
In lieu of flowers, pleaes make
a donation to your favorite charity
or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health-
Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
A memorial service and celebra-
tion of Margaret's life was also
held on March 18, at The Palms,
2674 Winkler Avenue, Ft. Myers.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, Fort Myers.
Raymond A. Schell
Raymond A. Schell, age 81, of
LaBelle, died on March 9, 2008
at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral.
He was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Mi-
ami. He lived in Miami Springs
for many years where he was
a mechanic for Delta Airlines.
He retired to, LaBelle 30 ago. Mr.
Schell was active in the LaBelle
SCF Memorial Scholarship initiated
Applications for the Swamp Cabbage Festival/Martha Jeanne Puletti-Briede Memorial
Scholarship are now available at the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce office. The
. one-time, $1,000 scholarship is awarded to any student in an accredited college, univer-
sity, or vocational program. For more information, call the Chamber office.at 675-0125.
Edison marks Holocaust Memorial Week
Fort Myers-Edison College
will observe the Dr. Talbot Spivak
Holocaust Memorial Project, a
week-long series of lectures, films
and exhibits, beginning Monday,
March 24 through Friday, March
28. This year's theme, ".. .And
They Fought Back, will focus
awareness on the courageous
resisters and those who defended
and provided sanctuary to Jews
and others under persecution.
2008 will commemorate the
event's 12th anniversary at Edison
College. The program is named
in memory of Edison's long-time
professor, Dr. Talbot Spivak, who
founded the event in 1996 and
passed away shortly after his re-
tiremeht in 2006. The project has
grown to include discussions by
survivors, liberators and faculty
members, art exhibits, films, dra-
matic and student presentations,
a memorial field of flags and
reading of the victim's names and
a special event designed for high
school and home-schooled stu-
dents. From a few hundred par-
ticipants in 1996, the project now
involves approximately 1,500
students, faculty and community
The week opens with after-
noon lectures on Monday, March
24, followed by The Bielski Broth-
ers documentary at 7 p.m. at Edi-
son's Lee Campus. Tuvia Bielski
and his brothers escaped Nazi ex-
termination by hiding in the Belo-
russian forest where they built a
refugee camp and, at the end of
the war, led over 1,200 Jews out
of hiding. Michael Bielski, the son
of Tuvia Bielski, along with Meyer
Bronicki, a member of the camp,
will be present to discuss the sto-
ry and answer questions.
"The speakers are extraordi-
nary and compelling," says Rona
Axelrod, co-chair of this year's
project. There aren't many Holo-
caust survivors left to share their
story. We still have time to honor
them by learning from their mes-
All events are free and open
to the public. For more informa-
tion, please call 239 489-9400 or
visit the Edison College website at
Lions Club. He was always ready
to help family and friends and will
be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife,
Janie; three sons, Bruce, wife
Linda, grandson Matthew, and
great-granddaughter Kara Lynn,
Charles, grandson, Brian and
granddaughter, Andrea and Ste-
ven, fiance Nada and her children,
Ewald and Heidi.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday, March 15, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in, 560 E.
Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle with Fa-
ther Alan Kelmereit officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to Hope Hos-
pice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E.,
Cape Coral, FL 33909
All cremation arrangements
were under the direction of Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
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Winners of raffle
Thanks to everyone that
bought Raffle tickets. Winners
were Sandra Carmo or LaBelle
color TV and DVD combo, Kay
Hall of LaBelle, porch swing and
Kandice Adkins rod and reel com-
bo and tackle box.
The LaBelle Class of 1973
Festival, Alumni Tent
The LaBelle Class of 1973
would like to thank Everglades
Equipment of Immokalee and
Mark Henderson for the Alumni
Tent at this year's festival. Lots
of classmates from 1935 to 2002
came by. The free alumni draw-
ing winners were: Jane Gourley--
rod and reel deal, Bessie Gregory
-- electric grill, Julia Howard--af-
ghan. Thanks to all of the people
who came by and chatted with us.
Hope to see more next year. Keep
this longtime tradition going.
Thanks Judy Fuller
LaBelle Class of 1973
Old Timers Dinner
Thanks to all involved in the
Old Timers Dinner. The LaBelle
Heritage Museum extends huge
thanks to all who purchased
tickets, ads and made donations
to the recent Old Timer's Din-
per. Michelle's Catering, LaBelle
Florist, Larry Woosley, Rev. Les
Morgan and servers, Ace Garden
Center, Perkins Nursery, Vicky
Howard, the Sheriff's Dept. Ex-
plorers, the gourmet ladies, The
Cattlemen's Assoc. Elinor Jones,
Irene and John Doub, Terri and
Jeff Lazar, Nikki Yeager, Charlie
and his crew from the Sheriff's
Dept, and Susan English. It was a
great job all made possible with
your input. The volunteer efforts
of David.Reynolds are sought for
The ACS Capt. Jack Sparrow
and the Black Pearl Pirates Team
the would like to thank the spon-
sors and all who were involved in
our Softball Tournament on Janu-
ary 26 in Moore Haven. It was a
great success and we hope to
have the tournament every year!
Congratulations to the teams -
1st Place Greenleaf, 2nd Place
- Seminoles, 3rd Place Young
Gunz. The sponsors included Ev-
erglades Farm Equipment, who
sponsored two teams, J Seven
Ranch Inc. and the City of Moore
Haven for the use of their fields!
We would also like to thank Jerry.
and Vivian Hart who helped or-
ganize and runthe tournament.
Their involvement was priceless!
All proceeds were donated to the
American Cancer Society La-
Belle Relay for Life Event 2008.
Thank you to all who contributed
to our event!
Soil, water meeting set
The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regu-
lar board meeting on March 27, at 1 p.m. in the large conference room
of the Dallas B. Townsend Ag Building.
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Letters to the Editor
We the residents of Ford/Sun-
set Park would like to take this
opportunity to invite you, your
families and friends to our Annual
Black Heritage Festival/Reunion,
Saturday, May 17 and 18, 2008. It
is at this time we all gather togeth-
er give recognition, acknowledge
accomplishments, enjoy each
other company, reminisce with
old friends, make new friends, eat
some of the best home-cooking
food you ever had, and have fun.
Hundreds "come home" an-
nually for this occasion and we
would certainly welcome you
and yours to help in this grand
We look forward to seeing you
on Saturday, May 17 and 18,2008,
at the Alton "Kid" Jones Park on
Withlacoochee Avenue. Our Rec-
and Open Forum begins around
On behalf of
F/S Park Community
Fun bicycle event for
Yep, it's getting close to that
time. You know, when most of
us go back north. Wouldn't it be
nice to have just one more really
memorable fun day before we
The Friendship House is the
only homeless shelter in Immoka-
lee. They're also the only local
haven available for battered fami-
lies. Every cent they raise through
their many fund raisers goes to
On Sunday, March 30, they're
having their annual bicycle ride
fund raising event. It's called the
Tour De Friendship and requires
a $35 donation. It is not a bicycle
race. It's a bicycle ride that at-
tracts all kinds of participants. It
includes a continental breakfast,
rest stops with fruit and water
along the way, lunch afterwards,
a souvenir t-shirt and a good feel-
ing about helping others.
In my experience, a large per-
centage of participants will be
retired people who ride around
their retirement community a
few miles a week and would like
to spend a day bicycling the less
traveled roads along with a cou-
ple hundred other cyclists, and
with police watching the roads
There are three ride options. A
16-mile loop, a 31-mile loop and
a 64-mile loop. There will be rest
stops along the loops with water,
bananas and oranges, and rest-
If you're curious to see Ave Ma-
ria, the best way is by bicycle. One
of the Tour's rest stops will be in
front of a bike shop right across
from the cathedral. You can park
your bike, have a refreshment and
then go into the church to check
out its architecture.
The ride culminates at the his-
toric Rogers Ranch where lunch
will be served courtesy of Sub-
If you want to participate,
you can get a registration form
house.com or call 239 657-4090.
If you go, say hello to the
volunteers from Aqua Isles and
For your information Easter
this year is more than possibly
some of us will ever witness again
in our lifetime.
Easter this year is Sunday,
March 23, and as you may know,
Easter is always the first Sunday
after the first full moon after the
Spring Equinox, (which is March
This dating of Easter is based
on the lunar calendar that Hebrew
people used to identify Passover,
which is why it moves around
on our Roman calendar. Another
detail of interest is that, based on
the above, Easter can actually be
one day earlier than it occurs this
year (March 22), but that would
be very rare.
This year is the earliest Easter
any of us will ever see the rest of
our lives, and only the most el-
derly of our population have ever
seen it this early (95 years old and
above). None of us have ever, or
will ever see Easter come as early
as March 22.
The facts are that the next time
Easter will be this early (March
23), will be the year 2228 (220
years from now).
The last time it was this early
was 1913, so if you are 95 or older,
you are the only ones who might
possibly still remember that occa-
The next time Easter will fall
on March 22 will be in the year
2285 (277 years from now).
The last time it was on March
22, was in 1818, so no one alive
today has, or ever will see it any
earlier than this year.
So, other than trying to visual-
ize what might pass for the Easter
Bunny in the year 2228, you want
to make sure you are up early
enough on Easter morning, March
23, and take a picture of the Easter
Bunny for your great, great, great,
great, great, great, great, great,
great, great-grandchildren to look
at, and marvel at how outdated,
even the prolifically, reproductive
Bunny has become.
HAPPY EASTER and don't take
any "wooden" Easter eggs!
T. W. Bill Neville
Thank you, Relay for
To my friends and family,
This is our first year having a
team in Labelle's Relay for Life.
I waht to thank all of the people
that were so kind to help with
our team. You all worked so hard
and we really came together. I
am sure that next year we will be
stronger and for many more years
I lost my daughter to cancer at
the age of thirteen. Being involved
in the Relay for Life was one of
the hardest but most rewarding
things I have ever done. It has
taken me many years to step out
and fight back against this disease
that claimed the life of my daugh-
ter. I could not face the pain and I
was afraid the shed the tears. But
the people that were at Relay for
Life were so helpful and giving
and their kindness touched me..
I was surprised when recently, I
was at Winn Dixie raising mon-
ey for the Relay and a woman
passed by us and said "I don't like
people that beg ,for money". My
teammate and I looked at each
other and were not sure what to
say. At first, I thought I was doing
something wrong. After Saturday
night, I know what we were do-
ing was 100 percent right. In fact,
my name is Deborah Tolar and I
would like to invite that women
to be on my team next year. I for-
give her and I pray that she could
feel the feeling of being a part of
something truly miraculous as
a small town like Labelle who
came together in a "big" way to
fight a disease that has affected us
all. We should not let anything or
anyone stop us or make us feel
bad about raising money to. find
a cure for cancer.
I have written a book titled
"Paint my Black all over". It is the
story of what happened in my life
and my daughter, Heather. When
we rode out this terrible storm
together, it was the family of La-
Belle that helped then and I am
proud to say they are still helping
and blessing me today. Our lov-
ing community of LaBelle and the
amazing people involved in the
Relay for Life might just make the
difference in finding a cure for this
disease. This book in on sale and
all of the proceeds will go to the
American Cancer Society. If any-
one is interested please contact
me at 863-673-0894 or 863-675-
3822. The cost of the book is $30.
I want to say something about
the young kids of this community
that helped with the Relay 4 Life.
How AMAZING you are. There
were so many of you out there
and you should give yourselves
a hand. My team could not have
done it without you and I know
many others feel the same. I saw
so many kids/teenagers sing-
ing, walking, dancing, working,
hoola-hooping, cleaning, and
more. Thank you so much from
the bottom of my heart. You are
the future hero's of our next gen-
Our town of LaBelle made this
A- All Together
N Never say Never
R Room for everyone to
Finally, I would like to thank
all the people that donated and
helped with my team "Country
Peddler", we proudly won the
Most Spirited award this year.
Anyone who would like to get
involved, please come join our
team for next year.
Because they care, the follow-
ing businesses donated to my
Forrey's Grill, Hungry Howies,
LaBelle Florist, Ace Hardware,
Pretty-n-Pink, Country Peddler,
Rib City, Rodeo Bar-n-Grill, Flora
& Ella's, Winn Dixie, U-Save, Save
A special thank you to all of
the people in the cars at the 4-way
stops and to those who dropped
money in out bucket at Winn Di-
xie. We love you and thank you
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By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church,
is not here; He
is risen!" What
does the empty
tomb say to us
ghted Material In Moscow's Red Square in the 2lstcen-
htIedU Materia stands a mausoleum containing ; tury? First, the
the remains of Lenin in a crystal -1 empty tomb of-
ated Content casket. Written upon it are the fers us life. What
words, "For he was the greatest is life? Shake-
al e Po dr leader of all people of all time; he Les speare wrote,
mercial News Provider was the lord of the new humanity; Morgan "Life is a tale,
he was the savior of the world." told by an idiot,
Howdistinctivelydifferentfrom full of sound and fury, signifying
that epitaph are the words of Je- nothing." Is life measured merely
sus Christ: "I am the resurrection by the breathing of the lungs and
and the life" (John 11:25). This the beating of the heart?
world has witnessed many great Isn't there more to life than the
leaders, statesmen and prophets physical, material and temporal?
but only one who could say, "I am The empty tomb of Christ tells us
the resurrection and the life." Of there is more: "In him was life and
world leaders we say, "He was." his life was the light of all men"
But Christ says, "I AM." When we (John 1:4). Abundant life is found
visit the tombs of men, regardless on a spiritual plane as we live in
of their station or prominence in fellowship with God through faith
this life, we read the words, "Here in Jesus.
lies so and so." But at the tomb Furthermore, the empty tomb
of Jesus we still hear the words of guarantees life after death. Daily
IR F I the angelic announcement, "He 'we are reminded of our finite-
the empty grave
ness: "It is appointed unto man without fear? According to the
once to die and after that the Bible, that confidence can be ob-
judgment" (Heb 9:27). In Christ tained by placing your faith com-
we face death with the assurance pletely and totally in what Christ
of eternal life in the presence of piete an i wh rist
God. "To be absent from the body did on the cross and then rising
is to be present with the Lord" (2 from the dead three days later.
Cor 5:8). As believers, we look This Easter attend the church
down at the grave in victory and of your choice and celebrate hope,
declare, "Where, 0 death, is your joy and eternal life in Christ.
sting? Where, 0 grave, is your vic- (Or, if you prefer, I suppose
tory?" (1 Cor 15:55). (u i you pre e, sppos
Finally, the empty tomb calls you could jet over to Moscow
for a response of faith. One and see the remains of the one of
leaves the site of Christ's resur- whom it was said, "... For he was
reaction with either faith or unbe- the greatest leader of all people
lief. 'No room for indecision. The of all time; he was the lord of the
risen Lord says, "Follow me." The new humanity; he was the savior
empty tomb confronts us with the of the world.")
question of faith. What do we re-
ally believe? When Thomas met No, thanks! I will take the res-
the risen Lord, he declared, "My urrected Lord over a still-dead
Lord and my God." Lenin any day!
How about you? Have you Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of the
addressed the need in your soul Dr. Les Morgan is pastorofthe
for assurance of Heaven? Upon Caloosa Baptist Church located
whom are you depending to grant 200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in
you entrance into God's presence LaBelle.
Keep pharmaceuticals out of our water
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and Florida De-
partment of Health (DOH) are
reminding Floridians to properly
dispose of unwanted medica-
tions. Disposing with household
trash rather than flushing down
the toilet or a drain helps reduce
the amount of pharmaceutical
traces in Florida's water bodies
and drinking water.
"Proper disposal of unwanted
medications helps protect Flori-
da's residents and visitors as well
as our natural resources," said
DEP Secretary Michael W Sole.
"Florida's drinking water utilities
have an exemplary track record
in delivering safe, affordable,
high-quality, drinking water. We
will continue to work. with, the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and U.S. Geological Sur-
vey to study emerging chemicals
and develop new criteria so that
we can continue to ensure safe
water for generations to come."
Many medications contain
compounds, also known as mi-
"Proper disposal of
helps protect Florida's
residents and visitors
as well as our natural
Michael W. Sole,
croconstituents, that are used to
enhance our quality of life by pro-
tecting human health, enhancing
consumer goods and optimizing
agricultural production. Micro-
constituents may be found in very
low concentrations in surface
water, ground water, domestic
wastewater, industrial wastewa-
ter, agricultural runoff, reclaimed
water and other waters.
"While the issue of pharma-
ceuticals and personal care prod-
ucts in water is not new, current
media coverage on the topic may
prompt concern among consum-
ers," said State Surgeon General
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, MD, MPH.
"So far, these chemicals have
been found at extremely low con-
centrations and current research
has not demonstrated an impact
on human health at the trace
levels, at which they have been
The amount of microconstitu-
ents can be reduced by properly
disposing of unwanted medica-
tions. While flushing them down
the toilet or a drain prevents im-
mediate accidental ingestion,
it can impact our environment
because many wastewater treat-
ment systems, including septic
tanks, are not designed to remove
many of these medications.
To properly dispose of un-
wanted household medications:
*Keep the medicines in the
original container. This will help
identify the contents if they are
Mark out your name and pre-
scription number for safety.
For pills, add water or soda to
start dissolving them. For liquids,
add something inedible like cat
litter, dirt or cayenne pepper.
*Close the lid and secure with
duct or packing tape
*Place the bottle(s)- inside an
opaque container like a coffee
can or plastic laundry bottle.
*Tape that container closed.
Hide the container in the
trash. Do not put in the recycle
Disposal of unwanted medica-
tions from commercial facilities
such as pharmacies, medical fa-
cilities and veterinary operations
are subject to different regulations
than those that apply to medica-
tions from household uses. Those
commercial facilities should con-
tact DEP's Division of Waste Man-
agement for guidance.
For more information on the
proper disposal of unwanted
medications, visit http://www.
For more information about
DOH programs, please visit www.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty,
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information, and print it.
Jose Luis Mendoza-Ramos, 19,
was arrested and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Deputy M. Horne was
Albino Ortiz Rios, 27, was ar-
rested March 15 and charged with
possession of cocaine and smug-
gling/introducing a controlled
substance into a detention facility.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting
Bonnie Lee Basche, 47, was
arrested March 15 and charged
with amphetamine manufactur-
ing and smuggling/introducing a
controlled substance into a deten-
tion facility. Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger
was arresting officer.'
Bernabe Perez, 22, was ar-
rested March 15 and charged as
a' fugitive from justice from Palm
Beach County. Deputy Justin
Smith was arresting officer.
Joel Perez, 20, was arrested
March 14 and charged with flee-
ing/eluding police failure to
obey a law enforcement officer,
non-moving traffic violation op-
erating a motor vehicle without a
valid driver license and fraud im-
personation/giving a false ID to a
law enforcement officer. Deputy
Justin Smith was arresting officer.
A 16-year-old juvenile was
arrested March 14 and charged
with weapons offense delivery,
possession or sale of an altered
firearm, dealing in stolen property
and resisting an officer/obstruc-
tion without violence. Deputy G.
Elver was arresting officer.
Frank Lopez Jr., 42, was ar-
rested March 14 and charged with
traffic offense DUl/drug first of-
fense and possession of cocaine.
Deputy J. Garrett was arresting
Dennis Lamar Flint, 42, was
arrested March 13 and charged
on a warrant for VOP felony or
community control. Sgt. Teresa
Helmlinger was arresting officer.
Annie Yvonne Kennedy, 37,
was arrested March 12 and
charged on a warrant for VOP -
felony or community control. Cor-
reactions Officer Jeanette Moore
was arresting officer.
Alejandro DeLeon, 29, was ar-
rested March 12 and charged on a
warrant for FTA felony offense.
Corrections Officer Jeanette
Moore was arresting officer.
April Faye Parker, 29, was ar-
rested March 11 ad charged with
VOP felony or community con-
trol. Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger was
Shirley Ann Coker, 46, was
arrested March 11 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from
Charlotte County VOP felony.
Deputy Don Davis was arresting
Vinson Chevell Hunte, 39, was
arrested March 16 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy Bonnie Weaver
was arresting officer.
Jose Luis Crespo 50, was ar-
rested March 16 and charged on
a warrant for FTA: felony offense.
Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger was arrest-
Jose Trejo, 33, was arrested
March 16 and charged with con-
tempt of court violating an in-
junction for protection against
domestic violence and burglary of
a structure/conveyance unarmed
with a person inside. Deputy Lar-
ry Preece was arresting officer.
David Rodriguez Rico, 20, was
arrested and charged with failure
to appear: felony offense. Deputy
Bonnie Weaver was arresting of-
Enrique Alejandro Jimenez,56,
was arrested and charged with
property crimes possession of a
vehicle with altered numbers and
vehicle theft grand third degree.
Deputy R. Archer was arresting
Orlando Mata, 22, was arrest-
ed March 11 and charged with
burglary of a structure/convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside and larceny between $300-
$5,000. Deputy Jason Walker was
Steven J. Filbert, 63, was ar-
rested March 13 and charged with
VOP felony or community con-
trol. Corrections Officer Malqueen
Powell was arresting officer.
By Patty Brant
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office and the State Attorney's
Office are partnering on a new
program intended to cut down
paperwork, save time for the
court system and officers and give
good kids a break when they re-
ally need one.
The Hendry County Civil Cita-
tion program is based on a "re-
storative justice" concept. Accord-
ing to the civil citation issuance
guidelines, restorative justice is
"a response to crime that focuses
on restoring the losses suffered
by victims, holding offenders ac-
countable for the harm they have
caused, and building peace with-
Hendry is the last county in the
20th Judicial Circuit to initiate civil
citations for youth. Glades County
has opted not to take part in the
In this program, a student in-
volved in an offense at school
may. be given a civil citation in-
stead of being arrested. What
that means is that certain.offenses
may be treated as civil cases in-
stead of criminal cases. The youth
will be given up to 50 hours of
community service or required to
perform some other task in repa-
ration for the offense. He or she
will not be arrested and will not
have to go through the criminal
There are caviats. If the stu-
dent does not fulfill the require-
ments, he or she will be arrested
for the original offense. Although
juvenile records are sealed, they
still may be viewed later on in life
if the person wants to become a
teacher or a law enforcement of-
ficer or go into the military.
The SAO, which monitors the
program, is first contacted to make
sure the student is eligible for the
program'. The offense must be a
misdemeanor. Acceptable misde-
meanors include: affray, assault,
battery, breach of peace, criminal
mischief, disorderly conduct, dis-
ruption of school function, petit
theft and trespassing.,Other types
of offenses may also be consid-
ered. However, no drug, weapon,
alcohol, tobacco offenses or felo-
nies are eligible. It must also be
the student's first offense.
The student may decline the
civil citation, at which point he
"This is a great program
that gives kids who have
never been in trouble
before a chance to stay
out of court."
school resource officer
or she would be arrested. The
student may also opt out of the
program at any time, before their
work 'assignment is completed.
Again, that would result in arrest.
Once a student admits being
involved in a misdemeanor inci-
dent at school and is issued a civil
citation, his or her parents must
contact the Referral Reduction
Coordinator within seven busi-
School Resource Officer Ty
Marshall said the first of these
citations was issued Tuesday,
March 11, after being instituted
just the day before.
SRO Marshall believes civil
citations 'will be a great tool for
helping good kids who are on the
edge -- possibly going through a
bad time and acting out -- kids
who can benefit from a second
HCSO Captain Joe Johnson
said the program has another
good feature. Students may be re-
ferred to other services. For exam-
ple: A student acts out in school
and the law is called. The offense
may be disrupting a school func-
tion; however, if it is felt that sub-
stance abuse may be playing a
role in this behavior, the student
may receive a civil citation for the
offense, and also be referred for
substance abuse counseling. The
SAO will be responsible for reach-
ing out to other agencies for these
services, Capt. Johnson said.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee explained
that civil citations are only for
first time offenders and will keep
some students from having a ju-
venile record. It may give them
the opportunity to think about
things and look for a better course
"This is a great program that
gives kids who have never been
in trouble before a chance to
stay out of court," said SRO Ty
Marshall. "It will be an excellent
working tool for us."
You can reach Patty Brant at
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Glades County
For weeks and weeks over a
year ago, Danny wandered the
south pasture where Daisy died
during a spring storm that left
water covering her ankles. She
was large with her baby which
we had expected to arrive any-
Danny stayed beside her but
was helpless to save her from the
pack of wild dogs that attacked
her. After three days in the animal
hospital, she died. We had kept
hoping her baby could be saved
but our hopes were in vain.
For the first few days after the
attack, Danny would not leave
the spot in the pasture under
the trees. No amount of coax-
ing would move him. He simply
walked 'round and 'round, most
of the time with his head bowed
almost to the ground.
And so the search began to
find a sweetheart for this lonely
creature. One bright April day
I saw him near the fence with
his head high looking around.
Calling to him while holding out
bread and banana peelings, he
began to inch his way toward
me. But then, suddenly he turned
wandering back under the trees
ignoring my pleadings.
Finally after calling to him day
after day for more than a week
from that same spot by the fence,
he took the bread and peelings
from my hand and let me rub be-
tween his ears.
Before long he began braying,
frequently, and loud! Do donkeys
develop spring fever? Whatever
the reason for braying, he kept
it up until one day in early June,
the two sister donkeys we'd been
looking for arrived.
The three of them did not take
to each other immediately. Dan-
ny stayed far away from them in
another pasture. But eventually,
day by day, they moved closer
to each other, especially when
I'd go to that same place by the
fence with bread and banana
peelings along with melon rinds.
Right away after the arrival of
the sisters, Daisy and Deena, we
noticed that Daisy was obviously
"with child." We began to count
the months trying to guess when
the big event would take place.
The rest of the year spent itself
out and the New Year arrived.
Still no baby donkey -- not even
through January and February.
I began to wonder if she'd
changed her mind and was sim-
.ply becoming more and more
The first week in March,
she and her sister disappeared.
Daisy and her newborn, Dixie.
Again, Danny was alone in the
pasture, wandering around as if
he were lost. Walking the fence
line alongside the big swamp, no
sign of the two of them was to be
seen. Three days of being absent
wasn't their habit.
Then, the heavens split open
and down came the rain and I
kept thinking, the would-have-
been April showers were all com-
ing at one time and that in March!
But not for long, and I could not
help but wonder if another pack
of wild dogs had gotten to them
as they did to Dolly.
When the rain stopped and
the clouds blew away, again
and again, as usual, I headed
for that special spot by the fence
with their treats. Not a one of
them could be seen. I called and
coaxed over and over and was on
the verge of giving up when sud-
denly two big ears appeared just
above the fronds of one of the
biggest palmetto islands. Daisy!
She gingerly tip-toed far enough
out that her shoulders could
be seen and then legs! Four of
them instead of two! In seconds,
she turned, holding her pretty
head high, and brayed so loud I
jumped from sheer surprise.
She made an unhurried leap,
looked back at the island from
where she had just emerged, and
by that time little Daisy Baby had
caught up with her, nuzzling its
mother's nose and neck. Baby
is marked just the same as her
mother, the same soft caramel
and ivory with white face, feet
Very bewildered I kept won-
dering how this newborn just 3
days old, could be so big! So big,
in fact, that "it" had to kneel on
its knees to nurse its mother's
two small spigots!
Then the show began! One
chasing the other, mother and
baby, back and forth, round and
round with ballet grace.
I kept calling and swinging
the bag of treats which up to that
time was all the enticement they
needed. But not now. Mother and
baby were too busy getting to
know each other in the big green
world they now called home.
"Aunt" Deena, Daisy's sister, is
no where near her delivery date,
so we still have a lot of watching
and waiting for another baby to
come and live all over the "green
sea" where there is velvet-like
grass and heavy green cover of
the palmetto islands that shed
water as off a tin roof, that affords
dense cool shade from heat of
sun, wards off harsh winds and
provides all sorts of little holes
and hollows to hide in when
necessary. And if they all need to
hide at the same time, there's the
big swamp where they could live
for weeks without being found.
For months and months Daisy
had resembled a huge balloon
on both sides and under her
middle. But now, all at once it
seems, she is slim and trim and
leaping like a dancer performing
her long awaited debut.,
Daisy's off-spring is too big to
be called Baby but so far the right
name eluded me until early this
morning just as the sun was spill-
ing over the cypress and the pond.
In this new-green world washed
with sunbeams and songbirds
all about and fish jumping as if
they were on a trampoline, sud-
denly that honored old song so
dear to the hearts of Southerners
seemed to be floating in from
all directions. Instantly the new-
born's name became "Dixie".
And so now there's Danny,
Daisy, newborn Dixie, and Dana,
Grassy Run's little family of don-
Barbara Oehlbeck is an author of
non-fiction books, articles and es-
ays who lives and writes in Glades
County. She can be reached at 863-
675-2771 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you
can visit her website at barbaraoe-
Commission revisits substation's fate
To rebuild or not to
By Stankeisha Burchell
CLEWISTON -- The Board
sat firm, yet approachable, and
ready to address the issues of the
evening. Some issues were new,
however others were particularly
In 2005, Hurricane Wilma in-
vaded the former El Paso Avenue
sheriff's substation with aggres-
sive wind and water damage.
"We had to operate tempo-
rarily out of the old Chamber of
Commerce building located in
front of the hospital," says liaison
"The new station opened in
May 2006 in the old Kmart pla-
At the last county commission
meeting, the motion to proceed
with the construction of the sher-
iff's substation was carried. One
month later, talks arise again re-
garding what to do with the struc-
Lisa Pickron, a Hendry County
Fair trustee, is merely concerned
that fairground affiliates be con-
sidered in the decision making
process. Pickron could not be
contacted for comment.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
of District 2 contends that the sub-
station calls for rebuilding.
"I just think we are at the point
where we need to either rebuild it
or vote to build a new one," Com-
missioner Harris said.
Commissioner Kevin McCa-
rthy argues that it makes no sense
to rebuild and it should be torn
Last month there were 11 bids
that called for the demolition of
Contrarily, Vice Chairman Bill
-Maddox Jr. maintains that he was
"in shock" of the condition of the
building as it is not in as deplor-
able condition as he was led to
"I am not saying I am for it or
against it," he said. "I just can't:
believe people said it was over 50
While the final decision is be-
ing considered, discussions will'
continue at least until the next
"I don't think we are going to
[solve this] with only four mem-.
bers," Commissioner Janet Taylor:
said. "Maybe when Commission-
er Pelham gets back."
She agrees with Harris.
"It's just going to have to fi-'
nally come to a close ... but we
are going to have to bring it up at
another time" she said.
Stankelsha Burchell can be reached
Three charged after HCSO recovers stolen property
Hendry County Sheriff's Inves-
tigators Lt. Joe Lee and Investiga-
tor Aaron Angell have recovered
numerous items that had been
reported stolen from the Pioneer
Plantation Area, of Hendry Coun-
James Michael Gronberg, age
22, charged with Burglary and
Grand theft. Bond has been set at
Shelton Ray Dunlap age 29,
was charged with Burglary and
Grand theft. He is being held
Dwayne Lee Morgan age 20,
has been charged with 2 counts
Burglary, 2 counts Grand theft
and 1 count Criminal mischief
Bond has been set at $ 61,000.00:
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the
owners have identified the prop-
erty recovered. The investigation
Civil citations may give
juveniles a second chance
Businesses get $25,000 exemption
By Kristina A Kulpa household goods for the owner's have purchased an existing busi- penalty for unreported property,
Hendry County Property personal use are exempt from ness during the year you should and a 25 percent penalty when
Appraiser taxation, obtain a copy of paid tax bills no return is filed.
Recently Florida voters elected While real property is not for prior years, the seller's return Even if a tax return is not time-:
to approve Amendment 1, part subject to taxation as TPP, many and make an agreeable proration ly filed by April 1, the Property Ap-"
of which was an exemption for items such as signs, parking lot of the current year's taxes. Most praiser is still required to assess'
tangible property. Under this new bumpers, exterior lighting, alarm title companies do not search the all tangible personal property.
exemption it is important that systems and leasehold improve- public records for unpaid tangible They will make their best esti-
you file an initial DR405 with the ments are taxed as personal prop- personal property taxes. You must mate based on similar equipment'
Property Appraiser's Office. YOU erty. report the property at your cost and assets owned by other similar
MUST FILE BY APRIL 1 TO RE- The comprehensive guidelines' rather than your seller's cost. businesses. The assessment will
CEIVE THE EXEMPTION. for the assessment of Tangible Your return must be filed with also include a 25 percent penalty
This exemption will exempt Personal Property are determined our office by April 1. If you are for non-filing-so it is in your best
the first $25,000 in value of the by the Florida Legislature and are unable to file your return before interest to file a timely return ev-
furniture, fixtures and equipment enforced by the Florida Depart- April 1, you may file a request for ery year.
used by the business and elimi- ment of Revenue (DOR). a 30-day extension. This request For additional questions please
nates all tax bills for assessments If you did not receive a re- must be filed in a reasonable stop by the Property Appraiser's
under $25,000. turn. in the mail, please contact amount of time BEFORE the April Office in LaBelle located on the
According to Florida Statues, our office or visit our website at 1 deadline, third floor of the courthouse or
"Tangible Personal Property" www.hendrypa.com and you can After April 1, if you did not call 863-675-5270. In Clewiston
means all goods, chattels and download the form. make a timely request for. exten- we are located at 939 W. Sugar-
other articles of value capable of Important things to remember sion, the Property Appraiser re- land Highway, Suite 3A or call 863-
manual possession and whose are tangible personal property quired by state law to apply a pen- 983-3178. If you live in Clewiston!
chief value is intrinsic to the ar- taxes constitute a lien against the alty of 5 percent per month (up and would like to speak to our
ticle itself., property and are not a personal to a maximum of 25 percent) for office in LaBelle you can call 863-
Inventory held for resale and obligation of the owner. So if you late-filed TPP returns, a 15 percent 983-1591 toll free.
Filly? or colt? It's too soon to tell!
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Ed and Ruthie Christmas of La-
Belle are proud to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Jennifer Christmas to Steven De-
Falco of Dorien, Ill. The prospec-
tive groom is the son of Rosemary
DeFalco and the late Joseph De-
Falco of Dorien, Ill. The wedding
is planned for March 22, 2008, at
the Miromar Lake Golf Club.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 grad-
uate of LaBelle High School. She
graduated from Edison Commu-
nity College. She is employed as
a teacher aide with the Seminole
Tribe of Florida.
The groom is a 1995 graduate
Robert "Bob" Jordan and Jan-
nette Franco proudly announce
the birth of their son, Kaleb Jor-
dan, at HealthPark on March
1, 2008, at 10:31 p.m. He was a
healthy 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and
19 inches long at birth.
Paternal grandparents are Tim
and Donna Schafer of LaBelle and
the late Keith John Jordan.
Maternal grandparents are Roy
and Patricia Franco of LaBelle and
Terry Joe and Susan Davis of Ala-
March 20: Paul Langford, Ra-
leigh Sapp, Jason Dupree, Alton
Ireland, Clayton Taylor, Jr., Eu-
gene Stevenson, Karen Daniels,
Tina Campbell, Linda Tanis, Clyde
Holland, Kimberly Durno, Thom-
as Reynolds, Donnie Teston, Jr.
March 21: Dewayne Beard,
Sr., Robert Summerall, Darrell
Murray, Beatrice McCullen, Edith
Hall, Rusty Hill, Michael Massey,
Jimmy Doll, Heather Gettamy,
Jennifer ller, Julie Nauss, David S.
Howard, Casey Anderson, Dew-
ayne Beard, Sr.
March 22: Carol Winn, Sheila
Gray, Ricky Davis, Nancy McCa-
uslin, Beth Hendrickson, Tiffany
March 23: Glenda Walker,
Preston Long, Jr., Juanita Bush,
Jack Hyatt, Matthew Winn, Sara
Catherine English, .Kathy Wil-
liams, Jeanette Burchard, Annette
N. King, John Bradley Carter
March 24: Rosa Lee Hull,
Sara Willis, Laura Welsh, Char-
lotte Durno, Don Lewis, Jr., Jen-
nifer Finks Davis, Lewis Watson,
Jimmy Croley, 'Amy Ann Lucio,
Dale Conyers, Daniel S. Gonzalez
March 25: Oliver Murray,
Della Ridgdill, Paul Lewis, Tammy
O'Ferrell, Buster Steed, Pat Lam-
bert, Jimmy Hull, Scot Snyder,
Brice Reynolds, Kristia Tillett, Ste-
ven Lynn, Rick Logue
March 26: Ross Hall, Rose
Marie Griner, Norma Bridges,
Jodie Holland, Kenneth Pickles,
Sr., Gladys Caves, Andy Medina,
Pete Schram, Amanda Rachel, Ja-
mie Rachel, Linda Clark
March 27: Gerald Jones, Pat
Bell, Merle Smith, Jadon Hull,
William Groves, Abel Nieto, Jr.
March 28: Brenda Beer, Tim
Woodrum, Laddie Maralt, Salva-
dor Medina, Larry Mason, Lisa
McCormick, Pat Dankanich, Mary
Anderson, Linda Davis,' Lachiq-
uita Purchase, Nikki Yeager
March 29: Thomas Gaskins,
Jr., Jeannette Watson, Irene
Stetson, Larry "Davidson, Jane
Ann Meek, Kelly St. Andre, Buster
Wilson, Kevin DiPofi, Salvador
Carmona, Jennifer Robertson.
March 30: John Kisela, Her-
man Pinion, Sandra English, Eric
March 31: C.L. Flucker, Tom
Dankanich, Larry Black, Jr., Le-
nord Marroquin, Tim Conyers,
Jose Rosado, Jr.
Steven DeFalco and Jennifer Christmas.
of Downers Grove South High. He
graduated from DePaul Universi-
ty. He is employed as an attorney
with Meuers Law Firm.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Estero, Fla.
When it comes to a snack
packed with nutrition, don't forget
Carrots are often one of the first
vegetables young children enjoy as
a snack. With their slightly sweet
flavor and pleasingly crunchy tex-
ture, carrots are an easily acquired
Carrots are one of the best
sources of carotene, which the hu-
man body converts to vitamin A.
Carrots are also a good source of
vitamins B and C.
The fiber in raw carrots is good
for the digestion and may help
While raw carrots are a highly
nutritious snack, carrots are unusu-
al in that they are even more nutri-
tious cooked or juiced, according
to researchers at the University of
Arkansas. Carrots have very tough
cellular walls. So when you eat a
raw carrot, your body can't com-
pletely break down those walls to
extract all of the nutrition. If you
juice or cook a carrot, more of the
nutrients are released into a form
your body can absorb. To get the
most nutrition from a carrot, cook
Carrots have a long history as a
- human food crop, but they haven't
always been orange. Carrots are
believed to have been developed
as a food crop about 5,000 years
ago in Asia. The Egyptians are be-
lieved to have eaten a purple ver-
sion of the plant, as evidenced by
writings from around 2,000 B.C.
Over the centuries, traders brought
carrot seeds to other countries and
other varieties of the plants were
developed, including a variety
of colors such as red, black and
white. By around the 10th centu-
ry, carrots were growing in what
is now Afghanistan, Pakistan and
Iran. Invaders are believed to have
brought the purple and yellow va-
rieties of carrots from North Africa
to southern Europe around the
Today's orange carrot was de-
veloped for royalty. First, Dutch
growers experimented with differ-
ent varieties of carrots to reduce
the bitterness of the root, devel-
oping a reddish version. Around
the 1500s, Dutch scientists used
mutant yellow carrot seeds from.
North Africa, crossed ,with their
less bitter red carrots to develop
an orange carrot in honor of the
House of Orange, the Dutch Royal
Family. They came up with the
sweet, orange-colored carrots that
are popular worldwide today.
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Some information for this
column came from the-web site
some carrot trivia from www.car-
The Longest Carrot recorded
in 1996 was 16 feet 10.5 inches.
Carrots are about 85 percent
Carrots were first grown as a
medicine not a food.
The average prson will con-
sume 10,866 carrots in a lifetime.
Tobacconists in France used
to put a carrot in their bins to keep
their tobacco from drying out.
In early Celtic literature, the
carrot is referred to as the "Honey
Carrots were the first vegeta-
ble to be canned commercially.
You get between 175,000
and 400,000 seeds in a pound a
teaspoon can hold approximately
2000 carrot seeds.
The carrot is a meniber of the
parsley family including species
such as celery, parsnip, fennel, dill
The Anglo-Saxons included
carrots as an ingredient in a me-
dicinal drink against the devil and
If you dream of carrots it
portends prosperity and health;
for a young woman to eat them
denotes she will marry at a young
age and be the mother of several
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially im-
portant if you are on any prescrip-
tion drugs. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."
Museum plans slide show
The next regular meeting of
the LaBelle Heritage Museum
will be held on April 2 in the rear
meeting room of The City Hall
at 7 p.m. The program will be a
showing of black and white slides
of scenes and people of earlier
days in LaBelle.
Anyone with additional infor-
mation on any of the photos is
asked to add their knowledge at
the meeting. Everyone is invited
to this last regular meeting of the
There will be a special pro-
gram in May to be announced.
Members are reminded of a
Board meeting at the Museum on
This will be the Annual meet-
ing with election of officers from
the slate presented by the nomi-
nating committee as well as any
nominations from the floor.
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* $50,000 Looking for a rental investment? This
mobile located on 4 lots.
* Starting at $79,900 Please call about Moore
Haven Yacht Club models available & ready to
* $109,900 JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand
new manufactured home with 3 spacious bed-
rooms and 2 bathrooms. A must see at this price in
a quiet North LaBelle area.
* $149,500 JUST REDUCED! This home is a
hidden treasure set on 2.3 acres with huge oak
trees. This home has a huge family room featuring
a beautiful fireplace, with 3BD/2.5BA. Home also
has an int ground swimming pool. Call today for
* $168,900 Immaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 yrs old. This
A SLICE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH The horse
enthusiast will enioy 20 acres of private rails
tlhrouihoulnt is p1opert. i )di3i/2htls niianiifaciiied
ioine. $599,900. \MISi#20()7094()0
BOIAEIRS TAKE NOTICE This 2ih 1 & 2 Iatlh home
sils on 65ft. 'fat deep freshwater cinal wit direct access to
ilhe Inicrcoa.iail \itenvay $289,900. MI.S#.00726091
THIS PROPERTY IS ZONED MUI:rLI.AMILY,
RESIDENTIAL with 2 mobiles. One is 3/2 with'ten-
aills & lth other in the process of remodeling, it is a
1992. Sold as is $133,000. MI.S#200813859
TIIS 3 BEDROOM 2 BIATIH HOME Is gil lor-
nrsii i ime cuy or investment propcti, 21)r well
maitinained ianu.iiictuired hoine. $70,000.
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
faucet's. There is also an attached carport &
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED!'- Il'Aokig'for
peacd and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for you! It fea-
tures a 3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split-
floor plan 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 prop--
erty features a 3BD/38A mobile home, pool, 2
barns, 2 sheds and much more!
* $475,000 Grea erveloement Potential! This
27.59 +/- acre parc fU LIitropportunity for an
investment. Call today for more information.
* Port LaBelle Lots starting at $17,600
* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
* Moore Haven Yacht Club Lots starting at
* Clewiston Lot $ 21,500
* $2,750,000 Two parcels totaling 4.28+/- acres.
Zoned LB B-2 & LB-B-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle.
Call for more information.
* $395,000 Looking for a commercial building
located on SR29 in the city of LaBelle. Ask about
leasing. Call today!
* $349,900 Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
building in the City of LaBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call today for more information.
WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY Concrete block home
under construction on i ac strong foundation. Home has been
frta.td & ihas rough electric & plumbing $350,000.
ENJOY THIS PEACEFUL LOCATION This is a well
maintained 2002 manufatured home 3 Bedrooms, 2
Bath on beautiful 5 acres with a pond. $199,500.
IIEARI OF LABELLE L 212BA -Large living rm., Kitchllen
and nllinig area, Oxpen-french doors it DR out to Screen
Porlch-laundlry in house. $195,000. MIS#200815030
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008 I
Roberts named athlete of the month
Another of LaBelle High
School's former athletic stand-
outs is making a name for himself
at the college level.
Left-handed pitcher, Jordan
Roberts, was named -February's
Male Athlete of the Month by the
Embry-Riddle Athletic Depart-
ment. Jordan graduated from
LHS in 2004. His parents are Rich-
ard Roberts and Melanie Miller, of
LaBelle. He is looking forward to
a career in baseball or with Delta
During most of February, Rob-
erts ranked first in the nation for
ERA (0.00). Among the other
competitors with a 0.00 ERA, he
had the most innings pitched,
holding opponents to a .224.bat-
ting average. Roberts currently
holds the Embry-Riddle and Flor-
ida Sun Conference record for
most consecutive innings pitched
(38,2 innings) without allowing
an earned run. He is still ranked
in the NAIA Top 25 with innings
pitched per game (3rd, 7.80),
wins (12th, 4), ERA (18th, 0.49)
and walks allowed (23rd, 0.84).
In his first appearance of the
season against Tennessee Wes-
leyan, Roberts completed eight
innings, throwing 78 pitches, with
The senior's pitching also
solidified the' Eagles' fourth win
LABELLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET!
3bdrm, 2bth, pool home nestled on
1 acre oak filled lot on cul-de-sac.
Features include: stainless steal
appliances, custom hardwood floors,
walk in closets, dual sinks, garden
tub,walk in shwr, pool/hot tub and
more. REDUCED! $350,000!
Call Katie @ 239-344-6137
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL,
So ern 863-675-4500
.and www.SOLAND.com Ma1 |I
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CINDY L. ALEXANDER LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HACKMANN
233 N. Bridge St On the comer of Bddge St & Washington 863-675-0500
LOOK!! ALL UNDER $100,000
On Prow Terr. 1/1/1 On Schooner Dr.
Asking $85,000! 2/1/1 Asking $99,900!
On E. Palomar Cir. 2/2/1
w/above ground pool!
* Home on Acreage! 3 Bedroom Home on 5+/- Fenced Acres
with detached carport with concrete floor! $239,900
* 2006 concrete block 3/2/2 located off SR 82 in South Lehigh
Acres. Solar heated pool with privacy fence. Close to
* Beautiful 3/2 CBS Home on 1 Acre Lot In Gated Riverfront
S/D. Enjoy all the benefits without the huge cost! Monthly
dues only $200/mth including yard maintenance. $325,000
* 3/2 beautiful home in Old Fort Denaud Subdivision on 1+/-
acre. Boating community with boat ramp & dock for subdi-
visions use only. HOA clues only $500/yr. $425,000
* 3 car garage with an apartment above to view the orange
grove & river! Watch the yachts go by and the historic
bridge continuously make history. $550,000
* Distinctive 2 story home with plenty of space including 5 or
6 bedrooms (5 with river views!) and 3 V2 bath all on 1.30+/-
* Riverfront Tara! 5 bedroom 3 V2 bath home with a
"Greek Godess" feel of a pool. Lovely view of the
of the season over the Shorter
Hawks 10-0, He captured nine
strikeouts in his first shut-out of
Against Edward Waters, Rob-
erts threw his second shut-out of
the season, struck out line of the
35 batters he faced and allowed
only four hits and one walk.
Roberts pitched eight and a
third innings during the Eagles'
2-1 defeat of Savannah College
of Art and Design. He struck out
a career high 11 opponents, with
his first lo-decision of the season.
In his most recent appearance,
he led the Eagles to a 12-4 domi-
nation of Webber International in
the first of a three-game Florida
Sun Conference Series. Roberts
aced 27 batters, striking out four
and allowing two walks.
With four game appearances,
Roberts has pitched two com-
plete games, with a 4-0 vin-loss
record. Of 143 batters he has
faced, Roberts has struck out 38
and walked five.
. PAUL ROSER
863-675-0898 OFC J
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
239/584-2005 cell 289/504-2002 cell
CBS 4/2 In Belmont ... .$148,900
Riverfront, 5 acres .... .$595,000
Ft Denuad Home/2.6 ac ..$999,000
Duplex, 2006, CBS ..... .$239,900
New MH on 1/2 acre .... .$99,900
New Mobile on 1 SOLDi11,000
3/3 In town ....../......$149,500
* Spacious manufactured home located on a .44 +/- acre lot,
within walking distance to the river & boat ramp. This
would be a good rental or with a little TLC a good winter or
second home. $89,000
* Nicely updated manufactured home w/large covered front &
back porches, on 2.5 +/- completely fenced acres! $134,900
* GREAT LIVING, AT A GREAT PRICE! This beautiful 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, manufactured home has barely been lived in.
Located only minutes from the Glades Golf Resort &
* Spacious Home in the Country! 4 Bedroom Home on 2.23
+/- Fenced Acres!'All of this and a large open deck, located
on 2.23 +/- cleared and fenced acres. $185,000
* This spacious, (2342 sq ft under air) 4/2 home on 2.5 +/-
cleared acres is simply beautiful with a pond and several
* 5 Rental Units, w/2BD/1BA, all renovated in 2007. Currently
rented for $760 each. In addition approximately 3/4 of the
property is a palm tree nursery w/mature, well maintained
trees all on 20+/- acres. $775,000
Real Estate Corp. I
$65,000. 58 S. M in St La ele, F 3 9 1 6 L & .Nel ir
*******5**-- MM HOME **5******* *L jR.L.h^ --- ^ g~fl^^ --
********** HOMES **********
* WATERFRONTI Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B cus-
tom built home located in the Prestigious
CalooMn A Oak
filled M wo 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
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right! You could be
the proud new owner of this 3BR/2B CBS home.
Features include vaulted ceilings, split floor plan,
large master suite, 2 car garage, and much, much
more! This showcase can be yours for only
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only $139,000
* 3BR/2B home located in the prestigious river
front subdivision of Quail Run. Features include
fenced back yard, screened porch, ceramic tile
and much more. $137,900
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices. Take
control with the affordability of this amazing
3BR2I E ^dlf fA Iy der-
ful screen nal on te greenb Seize your
chance at only $114,900
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner lot,
* SHORT'SALE! 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 imagi-
nation you can turn this into your dream home.
* HANDY MAI i .IW B home in Port
LaBelle. Only $,,i*M .
* Great investment potential! 1BR/IB 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 luxuri-
ous living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres has
it all, from it spacious family room w/stone fire-
place, master suite w/ office, covered porch, and
fencing for horses. This one is a steal @ only
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 1.0+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home. Motivated
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Want country living without the long drive to
the citl ~st this
3BR/2WI OftAilis Case
Road.Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! $145,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
* 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 the
house. Outside you will find a fenced yard and
storage shed. $120,000
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely
remodeled 3BA/2B home in town close to
schools, restaurants, shopping, etc. Upgrades
alore will make you happy to be home!
* 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 $45,000.
********** ACREAGE *********
* Beautiful 2.88 acres on Evans Rd. $95,900.
* 5+/- acres in Pioneer Plantation!/Suitable for
site built home or manufactured. Only $80,000.
* Call for prices on all our Montura
Listings********** LOTS **********
* .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 comfort-
ably seat 65 people, has a fully equipped kitchen
with a custom built smoker and drive thru win-
dow for convenience. It is centrally located in
LaBelle with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80.
Possible Seller financing, call for terms.
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBell e al ntly
housesU M two
ways about it this is a great buy, rent them all or
open your own business. $400,000
* REDUCEDI Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The build-
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room for parking. The floorplan has
the advantage of being able to be split into 2 sep-
arate rental offices, while still providing a com-
mon lobby area. There is also an additional build-
ing that would be ideal for a small private office.
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
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
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 tournament. All proceeds
will benefit the Hendry-Glades
Mental Health Clinic's mortgage
fund raising effort. Call (863)
983-1423 (Monday-Friday, 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m.) to confirm your
to01 4iS. dgew after C ir Po nt IaB clle
Just Reduce to $158,900
Beautiful home on a double lot
Call Lisa Herrero 8603-73.0066
24535 Eden Dr, Glades CO
2006 Manufactured Home on 2.5 acres
of country charm Seller says bring all
offers $154,900 Call Randy Beres
Call or stop by t
5071 NE Tiadlewinds Cir. Port Ialelle
Uniquely Designned newly c ructed
3 hcled2 aith home with over 2,200 sq.
ft. and ;li t eiiul toouin Idcd backyard
view. J lust Iisted ait $199,000O withl a
Call Lisa Herreroi 63-673-0066
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o see more information on all
180 N Bridge Sr. LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker. Associates. Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Partn Walker. Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Nestled on 13.76 iac this intpressive 4/6 estate abounds w/
signature appointtient, inc 22' ceilings, home office.
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3/2 CBS hoie on 20 +/- ac, Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets,
screen porclh on front & back of hIome, Florlda ioom over.
looks a stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, .i0xS60 netal
workshop, 636s3 horse barn w/tack roon! $799,000
lFully furnished 4/2 aln Hatrbo r intodular home i ion 10 +/-
ac. w/ fireplace, Corian countertops & sink, breakfast bar
& island, deep cabinctiis, & skylighls. Master suite offers
dual vanity sinks, Ijiedi tub & separate shower along w/
his & her closets. GatrageAvorkshop v/ .119 John Deere,
Dixie Chopper mower & Palaris U/V! $769,000
Country living' \ill be yours as the owner of the 3/2 home
oni 7.67 fenced acres. Features a fatnily roont w/FRntklin
stove, large lautndrtl'y room, screened la nai, 2.xslI00 pole
barn, 37x50 barn w/stalls & storage shed. $495,000
3/2.5 lihone on 1 ac. in a boating contntiity Split floor
plan, formal dining roott, large open kitchen, panirt &
kitchen bar out to breakfast nook, & tray ceiling in living
Oversized 2 car garage & separate detached garage.
2 siory, 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities exist
tvw/ the open roomni on the 2Ind oort, dual A/C 2& newer
Kenmtore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole arn w/ work-
shop. Horses are welcomed $439,000
3/2 CBS homnte in small residential S/D. Oversized garage.
indoor utility, large spacious edroomns, large mastersuite.
great room, breakfast room. tile/wood flooring, & lanai.
Wonderful CBS home on 6.68 ac offers endless possibili-
ties enities include large rooms, wod laminat floors,
Scenic seating in W\est Glades Co. 20801 sqft 3/2 homec on 5
ac. w/ 2tlx40 workshop & covered porches. $365,000
3/2 CBS split floor plan hoe built foreniiertiiining. Ilnicte
features galvalum roof. ciatedral ceilings, large master
bath & his & hers walk.in closets, Silesione'countertops.
Iiracoasial marina within walking distance. $350,000.
Owner financing ,
Big lioe Bitger v alu energy etficient CBS 3,2 tpool home
w/nittcl rf. This lionr ieat res i tuled ceilings, tile floor-
ing. Silestonecountertnops, tien office w/ over 2200(sq ft living
'1lnquil dIays & niglis awaiil you. 3/2 home in an establislicd
neighborhoods o line homcs. Offering vaulted ceilings, ttunt-
bled ianrhlc fireplace & granite conteirtops overlooking ;
peaceful tneclk leading to the river $319,000
Nestled under the tissive oaks, this lare 1i3 concrete
hockk Iomie witli cagd in-gound liieated pol l on .5 oak
filledl acres is just Miniutes Iom l.aBii kielle. Outlbuildings
include woirkslhop, sliheds and storage buildings.
CBS 3/2 hone in Laurel Oaks S/D. Double front doors
HEN YOU CAN OWN?
1179 Muriel Blvd. taBelle
Custom Crafted Ranch Home on 5 Acres.
4BD/2BA 3,300+ sf living and 1,500 sf of
garage & 4 stall barn. Property fenced &
cross fenced w/ponid, round pen for your
horses. This home has many special fea-
tures. A MUST SEE HOME. $525,000
Call Lisa Ierrero 863.673-0066
551 Wood Ave Ft. Myers Well main-
tained 3bd/3ba home with all appli-
ances and 1 year home warranty. Seller
says bring all offers
Call Randy Beres 239-565-8878
of our. listings!
r Bridge St
his/hers walk-in closets & master bath w/walk through
shower. Intracoastal marina within walking distance.
$305,000. Otwier financing!
CBS home w/over 2,486 sq. ft. total area in this 4/2 spa-
dous home. Features a split floor plan, tile flooring in bath
& kitchen. & 2 car garage. In Laurel Oaks S/D near Pt
LaBelle Marina. $305,000. Owner financing!
2,365 sq ft in this 3/2 spacious home, split floor plan, & 2
car garage. Tile in bathrooms & kitchen. Near Port LaBelle
Marina $305,000. Ownerfinancing!
Beauty, warmth & value! You'll find all three in this 4/2.5
CBS 3 story home within city limits. Features include 2
fireplaces, office/den w/'V bath, 3rd floor game room. &
many more extras. $299,000
Spacious 3/2.5 two story home on 1.8 +/- fenced ac.
Features spatciouos front porch, large deck & screen porch
on back. Hurricane shutters, new roof, separate
garagcAvorkshop, 2 storage sheds. $295,000
3/2 spacious CBS home is built for comnfiort & family living.
Split floor plan. asilted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. Located only minutes from laBelle & near the Pt
.aBelle Marina. $285,000. Ownerfinancing!
Spacitous CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort & family living.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large lanai.
Located only minutes from LaBelle w/marina nearby.
$269,000. Owner financing!
4/2/2 with lots of room for entertainment with
formal (lining, breakfast nook & living and family rooms.
Sit ono ur lA/C enclosed porch with privacy provided by a
large greenbelt. Laurel Oaks S/D. $264,000
On a tree canopied street in LaBelle, 4/2/2 CBS '06 home
on t2 ac w1large master bed & bath, separate laundry &
large pantry. Screen porcht for outdoor fi. $259,900
3/2 CBS hone built in '95 located in Ielont offers a lot
of liability. Offering family & living room, formal dining,
split floor plan, new roof in '07 & fresh paint outside.
Enj n a private hack yard overlooking canal. $229,000
4/2 within city limits, close to everything. Large oaks grace
Htle yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo floors in living,
lining, master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile in bath &
carpet in other bedrooms. Great home for a growing fam-
This 3/2t wten home is a chel's dream come true! Granite
countertops, island w/ltecinc, Krafmtaid cabinets, stain.
less steel appliances & sink. Wood lantinate in kitchen,
dining & den. Backs tip to Greenlel. $189,900 ,
This 3/2 w/ma oaks /2 aksn the greenbelt has a roomy floor
plan. spacious bedrooms, freshly painted, new appliances,
new roof, new A/C, new wood l laminate flooring & tile.
Huge oaks shade the back yard of tis affordable 3 br/2ba
home. Features include spacious master bedroom, wood
plank flooring, screened front entry, fenced back yard, and
concrete slali baskeitall cot. $149,900
Affordable CBS hote, split floor pla & fenced back yard
for the kids. Tins 3/1 split floor plant home is in a great
family neighborhood. $140,000
Spacious 2/2 on a corner lot with galvalumne roof, large
famitily roon, wood laminate floors, & sepatte well for irri-
gation systent. $125,000
Great starter lhiomte! 2/1.5 with I car garage. New kitchen
cabinets. Needs some TLC. $119,000
\Welcomte mat otii! This 2/I features wood laminate in li'v-
ing & dining rootnts, & carpet in bedrooms. New kitchen
cabinets, applliances, faucets, fixtures and vinyl siding.
Screened porch across the entire back sidle of thle house.
3/2 wood firante home w/SR 29 frontage. includes mobile
home, Both sold "as is." $80,000
Rental I lonics in Pt. ILaBellc 3BR & 2 BR $750 $ (950
Visit ^^E^us at ^^
Call te Office for Rental Availability!
I OUR LOWEST PRICE EVER! I
2029 N. Montana Circle
New CBS home in the beautiful Port LaBelle
Subdivision. This 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 car garage
with a family room and flex room is filled with features.
This home has upgraded tile and beautiful white
cabinets. Close to town and next to elementary school.
Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, on % acre lot with trees
and greenbelt, and more
Call for details 863-612-0551
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S863 675 4550
F A 281 S. Bridge Street L.aBelle
I- '^m Rodney. Murray & Seth Howard
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Associates: 1..; : ,i r,,,,- ..r ......r I ,,' ,,
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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
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
40 acre orange grove. Located in
Hendry Co. Reduced to $10,500 per
10.63 acres high and dry. Fenced,
cleared, with creek and pond. Owner
Ask about our rentals and discounted lots
^Al.- A ~Sherri Denning Licensed Reail Estate Broker
j S outher Asso,,ciies: Emily Ankency, Tony Barnes, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn
St.. l5a Bonnie Denning, Ward Dickinson, Paul Meador, Wayne McQuaig,
SoRMhern Katie Solomon, Nancy Lou Smith, Tracey Williams
Inesmet &and 700 S. Main Street "
yl Investments & Real Estate LaBelle, FL 33935
WHAT ABE YOU WAITING FOR? WHY ENT V
8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
Pastor Fred Koehler announc-
es Good Friday services will be
held Friday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at
Christ the King Lutheran Church,
located .4 mile west of SR 29 on
Please call 675 2733 for ad-
ditional information or e mail
Helping Hand yard
Come to the Helping Hand
Ministries yard sale, 399 Avenue
E, corner of 4th Street in Moore
Haven, at the Church of God of
Prophecy. This is for church ex-
penses. All kinds of good clean
clothing and odds and ends for a
donation Saturday from 9 a.m. till
Great Christian entertainment
is coming to LaBelle, and you do
not want to miss out. Coming to
Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church right is the Cross the
Line Tour featuring: Superchic[k],
Disciple, Britt Nicole, KJ-52, and'
Starlit Platoon. Doors will open
at 6 p.m. with concert beginning
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 or $18
for groups of 10 or more with a
very limited supply left. If you are
interested in more information on
these bands or this tour you can
check out their Web site at www.
crossthelinetour.com. Please call
863-675-0656 for more details.
You may pick up tickets at the
church located at 310 Campbell
Street in LaBelle. Hope to see you
Helping Hand Ministries of
Moore Haven, on Fourth Street in
Moore Haven, is asking the public
to donate good, useable house-
hold items. All items will be used
to raise donations to help for ex-
penses of church. Just drop them
off Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come to yard sale
Conrre to the yard sale at the
Church of God of Prophecy in
Moore Haven, on the corner of
E St. on Saturdays beginning at 9
a.m. Come and see w
You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting the person you're an-
gry at, or you? We all deal with
hurts and ills depression,, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise).
A gathering for a little talk, some
question and answer time, coffee,
might help. Check out "Move on
- Into Reality" at Good Shepherd
Church on Tudsdays at 6 p.m. No
admission, no pressure, all wel-
Las Noticias en Espanol
Un ciclista muri6 el domingo
2 de marzo despu6s de ser atro-
pellado por un vehfculo entire las
Calles 78 y 79.
De acuerdo con el informed de
Los Patrulleros, James Dock de
67 afios oriundo de Nueva York,
estaba viajando en su bicicleta
en el carril de la 29 para ir hacia
la 78. Una camioneta negra que
estaba jalando un bote tambien
estaba en el carril sur con la in-
tenci6n de ir hacia la 78. El ciclista
y el conductor pararon en la luz
roja, cuando la luz cambi6 a
verde ambos fueron hacia la 78
entonces el senior Dock condujo
su bicicleta en el hombro de la
calle donde habia zacate pero
no se di6 cuenta que habia arena
+ por lo tanto, trat6 de desviar su
bicicleta hacia el pavimento pero
se resbal6 y se cay6, como en ese
moment la camioneta tambien
venfa le peg6 al senior Dock en
la cabeza que muri6 en la escena
del accident. Esta fue la segun-
da fatalidad donde muere otro
ciclista. El 2 de febero un Hispano
muri6 atropellado por un carro
en La Avenida Bryan.
Program de Trabajo
.Est* usted buscando un
trabajo?&Le gustaria tener un cer-
tificado que muestre que usted
pas6 el examen de matemdticas,
lectura y localizaci6n de trabajo?
Entonces usted estr listo para
el program "Listo Para Trabajar"
que muy pronto vendrd a LaBelle.
El program da certificados al es-
tilo de las categorfa de las medal-
las Olimpicas: nivel mas alto oro,
segundo nivel plata y tercer nivel
bronce por los conocimientos
de trabajo. Una vez que se han
completado los examenes se
guardian en la computadora para
que el Gobierno made el certi-
ficado, despu6s se pueden retirar
en el lugar donde fue tomado el
examen. Cada certificado enu-
mera la lista de conocimientos
que se han examinado. Si usted
estd buscando por trabajo puede
darle la copia del certificado al fu-
El program es gratis incluy-
endo el curso en la computadora
para construir conocimientos de
nivel mas alto.
Los examenes van a comenzar
el 24 de marzo en El Centro Betu-
nia en Immokalee 614 Sur Quinta
Avenida y en La Belle en El Centro
de Educaci6n y Programas Para
Los Trabajadores Agricolas local-
izado en el edificio del Departa-
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Cowboy. No espere registrarse al
6fltimo moment porque los lu-
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informaci6n Ilame a Nancy La-
covone en Ifimokalee o Maribel
Perez en LaBelle. (863) 612-9863.
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! Just North of Langford Ford
Pastor Harold Hanks has been the Pastor of the Labelle
Church of God for a little over a year now. Before com-
ing here he'was a State Evangelist and Missionary for the
Church of God. He has been in ministry for over 30 years,
and has traveled around the world, planting and building
churches, and carrying the gospel of Jesus Christ to thou-
sands of souls. He has spoken in over 30 foreign coun-
tries, as well as much of the United States. He invites all
of you to come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ, at our Sunrise Service. The ser-
vice begins at 7 a.m. Sunday March 23, in Barron Com-
munity Park. A number of other pastors will be sharing in
the service along with the Mayor of LaBelle and some of
best solo voices.
Ortona librarian honored
The Ortona Library presented
a plaque honoring volunteer li-
brarian Virginia West at a recent
meeting of the Ortona Commu-
nity Association. Mrs. West and
her husband Norman are retired
educators and long time residents
of the Turkey Creek subdivision
in Ortona. Mrs. West served as a
volunteer with the library since .it
first opened at the OCA commu-
nity center in 1993.
The Ortona library receives no
public funds and is staffed by a
team of volunteers. It maintains
approximately 2,000 volumes
of fiction and non fiction, with a
special section devoted to Florida
focused literature. The library also
has books on tape, videos and
DVDs for loan. It offers the pub-
lic free computer access to the
internet. Located behind the fire
station on Highway 78A, Ortona
Locks Road, the Ortona library is
open to the public on Wednes-
days and other days by appoint-
ment. All services are free.
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Even those with limited range of motion may benefit.
Yoga includes breath work, stretching, asanas (poses) and mindful relaxation.
A regular yoga practice can help improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility.
Yoga releases stress, promoting harmony and peace.
Yoga is practiced with an empty belly and bare feet.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF IF THIS PRACTICE IS RIGHT FOR YOU!
Registration Sat., March 22, 10:00 11:00 am
at the Studio 462 S. Bridge St.
Class will be on Wed. from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Fees $70 a month
Discounts for current monthly customers
You must be pre-registered,
we can only take 24 in this class
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People who sit in front of a computer for long periods of time often encounter a variety
of uncomfortable symptoms. Headaches, neck strain, backaches and wrist pain are com-
mon, but, sadly, the most prevalent symptoms of prolonged computer use-eye strain,
blurred vision and dry eye-are often overlooked. In fact, eye and vision problems are the
most frequently reported health care problems among computer users.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE VISION AT THE COMPUTER
While decreasing time spent at a computer may not be an option, there are ways to max-
imize healthy vision for comfortable use of the computer.
Have a regular comprehensive eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy and
that you have the correct eyeglass or contact lens prescription (if necessary).
Be certain to tell your optometrist about the computer work you do.
Wear glasses that are specifically designed to function comfortably at the'com-
puter. The lenses you wear for day-to-day activities may not be the best for
working at the computer.
SRest the eyes
SUse a humidifier
Instill artificial tears
After you have had a comprehensive eye examination, there are a number of things that,
you can .do to arrange and use the elements of your workstation to eliminate or minimize
WORKSTATION SETUP FOR COMFORTABLE COMPUTER USE
Feet should be flat on the floor (or on a slightly angled foot rest) with knees
bent close to or greater than 90 degrees.
Chair seat should support the legs without excessive pressure on the'back of
The back should be snug against the seat to fit your spinal contour. Thigh-to-
trunk angle should be 90 degrees or greater.
Wrists and hands should extend nearly straight from the elbow to the home
row of the keyboard.
A commonly preferred work surface height for keyboard use is about 26" as
opposed to the conventional 29" of most tables or desks.
Place the monitor 20" 26" from your eyes, depending on the size of the mon-"
itor and individual vision conditions.
The monitor and keyboard should be straight ahead.
Keep the monitor free of fingerprints and dust. Both can reduce clarity.
Place document holders close to the screen within the same viewing dis-
tance., Keep the keyboard and monitor in line.
Adjust the keyboard tilt angle so that wrists are straight.
HEALTHY COMPUTER USE
Although the visual system faces considerable challenges when using a computer, most
issues can be solved. Remember that problems with the use of the computer cause need-
less discomfort and may rob productivity. Heeding the suggestions made hereoilong with
those made by you r doctor of optometry, will enable you to use your computer comfort-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008 9
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Southwest Florida was dedicated March 9 in Fort Myers
by the Midpoint Bridge. It honors 76 servicemen from a five county area who lost their lives.
By Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN On March 9,
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
of Southwest Florida was dedicat-
ed to military service people who
lost their lives in the war.
Seventy-six names from five
counties are etched on the black
granite monument. The names
are those of Lee, Charlotte, Col-
lier, Hendry and Glades County
men who were killed in service to
our country during the controver-
It took nearly a decade to plan,
research and fund the memorial
that now stands in Fort Myers at
the Midpoint Bridge. Approxi-
mately 2,000 people attended the
a The memorial simply consists
oT three large black granite slabs
standing upright with 76 names
engraved on them., There is a
battlefield cross made of bronze
positioned near the middle. In
a combat area, the battlefield
cross is a quickly erected tribute
to a fallen comrade, whereby the
oa)onel end of the soldier's rifle
is stuck in the ground and his hel-
met is placed on top.
' The engraving was done by
Lucas Century of Sanibel. He
also did the work on the national
monument in Washington D.C.
Organizers feel fortunate that Mr.
Century contributed to the effort.
Craig Tonjes, veteran, coor-
dinated the project, and during
his research he was amazed to
learn that in the 1960 census the
five county area had only about
94,000 residents. He believes that
76 fallen brothers-in-arms was a
considerable loss to southwest
Florida at that time, when consid-
ered on a per capital basis.
"I feel that Vietnam memorials
are particularly important as time
moves on. In history texts the war
is little more than referenced as
one of the causes of the turmoil
of the 1960's," Craig Tonjes said.
He went on to explain that
these brief text references are a
disservice not only to those who
fought, but particularly to those
who died in service to this nation.
Mr. Tonjes hopes that 100 years
from now school children will still
visit the memorial and wonder
what makes these men so impor-
tant. Perhaps their curiosity will
cause them to ask questions.
Mr. Tonjes found out that
Glades County had about 4,000
residents during the Vietnam era.
One soldier from Moore Haven
has his name engraved on the
newly dedicated memorial. That
service man was Michael Joseph
Thielen who perished in 1968,
and was buried at the Ortona
Cemetery of Glades County. His
mother, Margie Thielen, still re-
sides in Moore Haven.
Mr. Tonjes is asking for submis-
sions of letters written by veterans
that may be engraved on the back
of the stone memorial. He can be
contacted at (239) 482-6903.
Staff writer Nena Bolan can be
reached at email@example.com.
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Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In lAemoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
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BILINGUAL CREW LEADER
Wanted to work in the La-
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Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.
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To work on older wheel load-
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Experience a must. Job
consists of working on
automated packing machine
in a production warehouse.
Must be experienced in
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Benefits include: 401K,
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Fu ll Time
F ull Tim e 'I ll
The city of LaBelle is accepting applica-
tions until March 28, 2008 for a full time
Applicant must have a valid drivers
license. A CDL license preferred. High
school diploma or equivalent. Anyone
interested may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 West Hickpochee
(Hwy 80) between the hours of 8:30 am
to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Equal
The City of LaBelle is a drug-free workplace and an
equal opportunity employer.
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Per Diem- C.NA Monitor Ted (Night Shift)
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Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area of expertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
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demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM Classification system
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Full time Medical Office Manager (LaBelle Clinic)
Candidate should have a min of 3yrs medical office management expe-
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and maintaining effective relationships with medical and administrative
staff, patients, and the public.
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Cabinets, Doors, Ceramic
Tile, Bathrooms, Kitchens,
Painting, 10% Senior
Discount. 31 yrs. exp.
Also do handyman jobs
WE BUY CANS & ALL
Also paying Top Price for
Copper. Located at
North 29 behind the
church on left:
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books'& Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, LUnne & Fabric 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
To0s & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER Central
Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932
GOODMAN 3'/2 ton, outside
1 pc. unit for trlr or mobile
home, used 6 mos., $500.
PEDAL CAR FIRE TRUCK -
1950's, nice original. $250
CHEST FREEZER small,
works great, only $35.
RANGE HOOD Maytag, Good
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL TYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE
LABOR <9 F-INDERS
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. Tcro.. m Cewiston In)
MOTORCYCLE JACKET Bon
Jovi style, lined w/zip out,
size 54. $100 or best offer.
WEDDING DRESS A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
Ift handed, mint cond, gold
scroll, uses 2 3/4", w/case.
$750 neg (954)849-0941
RIFLE Argentine Mauser,
Sporterized, New 3X9 scope.
Very accurate, EC, Box of
shells. $250 (863)763-5120
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp./Locally owned Operated
REFRIGERATOR 21cu ft, apt
size, fridge/freezer, good
REFRIGERATOR w/ Freezer,
34 cu. ft. Ice maker & dis-
penser. $100 or best offer.
STOVE electric, 20" & stain-
less steel kitchen sink, $120
will sell separately.
STOVE GE, glass top, with
(863)357-4926 Iv. msg.
WASHER & DRYER GE, Ig.
capacity, GE Refrigerator,
side by side w/icemaker &
water, $500. (239)333-5811
WASHER & DRYER Heavy
duty, good shape, works
well. $275 for both
WASHER/DRYER GE, super
capacity, brand new,'w/1 yr.
GE warranty, energy effic.,
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$650 neg (863)675-6904
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
MICROWAVE OVEN Stain-
less steel, Magic Chef. $50
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ROBIN SHED 12 x 24, elec-
tric ready, wood floor, 4 win-
dows, galvanized. $3000
BICYCLE Ladies, Schwinn,
12 spd. $50 (863)675-1900
ROMANCE BOOKS (20) Lewis
Amore $10 (863)763-1059
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $10 (863)763-1059
BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now
$4800. 25x40 $6100. 30x40
$7300. 35x50 $9990. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900.
Others. MANUFACTURER DI-
RECT since 1980.. Pioneer
GATES (2) 12 ft & 8 ft, 6 rail,
like new, never used. $150
for both. (863)697-2032
PAN ROOFING (62 Sheets)
10 Ft. -15 Ft. Long. $395 for
all or will sell sep.
PLYWOOD 52 sheets, 3/4",
Form, Veneer 1 sided, free
oiled. $1500 or best offer.
SCREEN DOOR Aluminum,
32x80, good condition. $15
THERMAL PANE WINDOW -
46x48, 2 pane, tinted,
w/screen & marble sill,
WINDOWS (4) Aluminum,
very good cond, 1 30x27, 2
30x30, 1 45x40. $45 or will
sell sep (863)763-1997
BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
BABY JUMPEROO Fisher
Price Rain Forest. $25
BABY SWING- Evenflo. Very
good condition. $30.00
CLOTHES, Baby Boy, 6-12
mos., Bath tub, bottle warm-
er, Graco car seat, $60 will
sell sep. (863)763-0959
GRACO STROLLER Great
condition. $50 or best offer.'
(239)243-1588 for details.
GRACO STROLLER With in-
fant car seat. $40
PACK N PLAY Graco play-
pen, w/changing table &
bassinet, dark blue & white.
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
(863) 763-6131 Okee area
CLOTHES Ladies, Name
Brands, Size 3X, New w/
tags. Pants & Shirts. $50 for
5 pcs. (239)292-7509
MATERNITY CLOTHES Multi-
ple items. $50 for all.
(239)243-1588 for details
DREAMSICLES 36 in all.
$125 for all. (863)610-0020
SCALE 1000 lb antique.
$250 or best offer.
EPSON RIBBON CARTRIDGES
(6) 8750 $6.00 ea.
(1)7768 $12.00, (1)8766
$26.00, No phone calls
please. If interested e-mail to
LAPTOP Dell Insperion 6000,
Intel Pentium processor, 1.50
MHZ, 512 Ram. 80 GB H/D,
& more $450. 863-357-2863
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like new!
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
TOSHIBA COPIER TONER -(6)
for BD2060/2860/2870, 300
grams. $35.00 ea, No phone
calls please. If interested e-
mail to okeeadmin@news-
SHEET SET- boys 3pc, fits
crib/toddler bed mattress,
(Bob the Builder, & Thomas)
ELEC FIREPLACE with heat,
used brick look, 22"W x 59"
L, plug in and enjoy, $150
BEDROOM SET Dk oak,
On/Full, 4 poster, head/foot-
board, real wood, dressers &
more. $500 (863)357-6315
BEDROOM SET Queen head
& foot board, dresser, mirror
& 2 night stands $250
BEDROOM SUITE Queen,
platform bed, excellent con-
dition. $500 or best offer.
-BEDROOM SUITE Queen
BEDROOM SUITE W/sleigh
bed, 2 night stands, 2
chests, 2 corner stands, like
new. $500 (270)469-6011
CHINA CABINET Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves
COFFEE TABLE & 2 match-
ing end tables. Dark cherry in-
laid design, Hand carved legs
$150 (612)345-1484 Okee.
COFFEE TABLE Cherry, hi
gloss. $80 (863)467-0031
COFFEE TABLE Glass top
walnut, bottom shelf wicker,
55 L x 22 W x 15 H. $15
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Thomasville, excellent condi-
tion, paid $1200 asking
$550 firm (863)467-0336
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 5
pc's. $200 or best offer.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 30" TV, side cabinets,
glass shelves w/lights, $65-
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Large, Glass Doors, Many
Shelves. Pine color wood.
$50 neg. (863)763-8085
KING SIZE BED $100
KING SIZE MATTRESS Mag-
netic power, new condition,
cost $1100, sell for $800 or
best offer (863)357-5754
W/brass headboard & metal
frame, exc cond, full size.
$150 neg (863)824-3412
RECLINER / ROCKER Light
blue. La-Z-Boy. Good condi-
tion. $100 (863)763-5067
RECLINER Tan, Leather like.
Good condition. $25
TABLE Wrought iron, seats 6
people, needs table top. $50
TWIN BEDS- Serta mattress-
es, spreads, dust ruffles, 2 N
stands, dresser w/mirror,
$300 neg (863)467-9892
WALL UNIT- Lights, holds 32"
TV, glass doors, book
shelves, good condition.
GOLF CART '06 E-Z Go shut-
tle, gas, 900 hrs, full wind-
shield, horn, all lights, runs
great. $3500 (856)297-7397
GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
Many brands. Ping, etc.
Many good. $600 for all, will
GOLF CART Yamaha '99 gas
golf cart, runs & looks like
new, low hours. $2000
REMINGTON 11001H Rare
BOW FLEX POWER PRO like
new condition, cost $900
new, sell for $500 or best of-
TANNING BED Sunquest
16RS Wolff home system,
like new, 120 volt connect.
WELDER TOTAL WORK OUT -
Pulley system. Great condi-
tion. $125 or best offer.
DIAMOND RING Ladies, 1.09
ct, SI1, brand new, size 6.5,
beautiful, will sacrifice for
RING 14 kt. white gold. 1V2
ct. 5 baguette diamond anni-
versary ring. Beautiful, Must
see! $2500 (863)634-0812
FLOOR LAMP Vintage Pot
Belly Stove, Cast iron. Umco.
Good condition. $550.
POWER WHEELCHAIR In
great condition. Asking $400
all (863)824-8714. Leave
Portable Powerchair XtraLite
Jiffy, new condition. $1500
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. Call Avia-
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*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
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BEER COOLER hold 1/4 to
1/2 keg, C02 tank included,
CIGARETTE URNS Terra
Cotta color, $40 each. No
phone calls. If interested
email to okeeadmin@news-
COLVERT, Aluminum, 14 Ft.
Long, 18" Round. $60
CULVERT 20 ft long, 15" in
diameter, plastic. $100
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
GARBAGE CAN 32 gal. & 55
gal. both w/wheels. $50 for
both. Will separate.
MOBILE HOME STEPS -32", 4
step, side railing. $50
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PRONG HORN ANTELOPE -
Large, Mounted, Fairly good
shape. $175 (863)946-3123
SKIDSTER Grapples, heavy
duty, like new, 66", fit any
other skidster. $1500
GUITAR Johnson, Acoustic /
Electric. $60 (863)763-5067
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. Excellent
condition w/cover. $275
ORGAN Hammond, good
condition. $50 or best offer.
ZEROX MACHINE Good con-
dition. $100 (863)398-4087
BANDI GAME HENS -(2) with
biddies, $30 for all
BLUE HEELER/COLLIE 1 yr
old female, great w/kids,
loves to play ball. $100 neg
(863)467-5906 after 5pm
DOG BOX 3x3x29", single,
diamond plate top & ply-
wood bottom, $300
DOG BOX 4x4x24", dbl w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & center, plywood bot-
tom, $400. (863)467-7197
FISH TANK 29 gallon, with
stand, filter & fish, you pick
up, 420. (863)763-4098
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medi-
cine: promotes healing &
hair growth on dogs & hors-
es due to 'hot spots' fungus
or mane dandruff. At farm,
feed & hardware stores.
BATHTUB White, w/jacuzzi
jets, motor, pump & all fit-
tings, 60 x 36, exc tond.
SWIMMING POOL 14 Ft.
Round. Filter, Pump, Ladder,
Cover & skimmer. Like new.
SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer, foot pedal. $100 neg
COMP AMP 1280 real good
shape, like brand new, pd
$800, sell for $400.
RCA 32", HDTV, Still under
TV RCA 25", good condition.
Bolt & nut bin. $50 will separ-
DIESEL GENERATOR 5 kw,
GENERATOR Coleman Power
Mate, 4000 watt. Comm.
grade. Like new. $495/trade
for guns 863-763-5110
GENERATOR Never used, 11
h(, 5650 watt. $500
GENERATOR Portable, Cole-
man, 6250 watts. B & S. Used
NUMATIC3TICRE CHANGER -
No Collection Too Small; Too
Big! Gold, Silver, Paper Mon-
ey, Not a Dealer, Coin Col-
lector, Honest, will meet on
your terms! Top Pay! Bob
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm MIsc6llanrous 815
Farm Produce 820
Offered '. 825
Services Wanted 830
Supplies- .~-r 845
Lawn & Gardin .850
HORSE HARNESS Single std
size, leather, for driving a
wagon, dk brown, never
used. $200 (863)675-4098
BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro se-
ries, 23 hp, new. $4995
DIXON CHOPPER 50" cut,
low hours, exc. cond.
$4,995. Call 863-763-4774
JOINT COMPOUND (12 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$120 for all, will separate.
LAWN MOWER Push, $40
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
Gas. $35 (863)763-6576
MOWER DECK for Snapper
riding mower, $50
RIDING MOWER Craftsman,
New. $600 (865)255-1199
(863)228-0010 or to see
pictures go to:
WEED EATER Homelite, Gas.
Like new. $65
MOMMA GOAT & with 2 ba-
bies. $200 for all or will sep-
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11 am. 763-3127
Business Places 910
NEAR LABELLE 2br, 1ba, on
2.5 acres. Very private.
$125/wk rent + sec. dep.
TRAILER FOR RENT: located
on Dolly St. in Crescent
Acres, $800 mo.,
AMER. TRAVELER FIFTH
WHEEL '81 35ft, in Lake-
Port RV #86, $3000 inclds
1 yr lot rent (239)597-4973
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
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173 Martin St. $650/mo.
LABELLE, 2BR/2BA Waterfront
condo, Nicely furnished.
Availability flexible. Non
Smk. Env., No pets. $750
mo. Call 952-239-9343
LABELLE Very nice, Furnished,
2br/2ba, Non smk. env. No
pets. $700 mo Oxbow Unit.
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
CENTER OF LABELLE 2
br/ba, LR/DR, kitchen, large
utility room, Irg screened
porch, NO STEPS. $900/mo
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, 1ba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets $600/mo
arber Real Estate
FOR RENT! Wonderful, Large,
New, 3 br, 2 ba in Port La-
Belle. Avail immed. $1000/mo
+ sec. (863)673-0066
HOUSE 2br, $800 dep., $125
per week, Lazy T Ranch, no
HOUSE FOR RENT 4075 S.
Edgewater / LaBelle. 2 BR, 2
LABELLE 1/1, W/D, big
parking lot, 250 Howe Ave,
$575/mo. Avail immediately
LABELLE 2br, 1 ba, screen
porch, Ig shed, patio area
w/picket fence, $650/mo,
Large 3BR/2BA home for rent
in good neighborhood.
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
appi, W/D, laminate floors,
garage, handicap access.
$1100 mo. (863)946-3333
PORT LABELLE 4 BR, 2 BA.,
& 3 BR, 2 BA $900/mo. Call
PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech-
wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New
home $900/mo. Call.
PORT LABELLE- 3/2, garage,
new home, $900/mo, 1st
mo sec dep. (305)971-3710
Rent the Best
The Choice is Yours:
#1 Riverfront Home
471 Old CR 78
3 bedrooms-2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & % acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mol 1st, last
& 1 mo security required
#2 Old Florida Style
89 Calhoun St
2 story home
2 bedroom-1 bath
Decking & extra large yard
Reduced to $795 a mo
1st, last & I mo
#3 Great Family Home
460 Grant St
3 bedrooms -2 baths
Large family rm & garage
Big yard w/privacy fencing
Only $990 a mo. 1st, last &
1 mo security required
Call Broker- Owner
Move into your dream
Commercial Office Rental
$856 mo. 155 S. Main St.
When doing those 'chOne
Is doing you In, It's tine
to look for a helper in
New Ig. units avail.;,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Business Places -
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Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property -Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Rent $995 mo. w/Option to
buy or owner financing
considered. 3 Bdrm.2 Ba.
Large rooms. Top Area!
Pnced To Sell ASAP
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
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1060 Highway 29
LOG CABIN only $69,900.
Lake Access with FREE Boat
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(800)704-3154, x 1752
WELL MAINTAINED 2/1
w/dining rm, perfect starter/re-
tirement home, located in a
cul-de-sac w/fenced in yard,
int recently painted, tile floors
throughout, new furnace.
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
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TY- 2 Acres with 2100 sq.ft.
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FOR SALE/TRADE -60 acres
Southern Missouri Ozark,
Mtns, grass airstrip, 3,500
handyman house, low taxes,
will finance/divide/trade for S.
W. FL property. $875,000
North Carolina gated Lake-
front Community 150 miles
of Shorelipe and great moun-
tain views call now
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Almost two acres of
beautiful land with breathtak-
ing views near The Smoky
Mtns., large trees and great
building site. Only $39,500.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New Riyer State Park, great
fishing, view, private,
$29,500 must sell. Call own-
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Homes Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
DOUBLEWIDE 3/2, on 5
acres, very private. $800/mo.
$800 moves you in with your
good credit. (239)229-8996
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
lbr& 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE MH on 2'/2 acres,
small barn in back, bring
your horses, $800 mo. +
LABELLE: Double wide, 3br,
2ba, $200 wkly. + $300.
sec. $500 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
LABELLE: Single wide, 2br,
1ba, $175 wkly. + $300.
sec. $475 to move in. Call
for info. 863-673-5704.
PEACOCKS (2) Tame, 1
male, 1 female. $100 sold
SHIH TZU Brown & white,
male, neutered, 7 mos old,
to good home only. $150
TOY FOX TERRIER PUP AKC,
champion sired, shots,
wormed & health certificate.
$500 Toy Terrier female
TUB Cast Iron, Antique, Claw
Foot. $250 (863)675-1570
I I _
I -- -I
TOON BOAT fits bimini top
w/zipper, covers 4 sides,
CAMPER 32' w/alum roof,
needs floor work. $600
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO 2000 31 Ft., Class C
Motor Home, 12,500 mIs.
Loaded! $45,900 Call
JAYCO 32' RV '92 Good
cond, new qn mattress,
clean, must sell. $4800 bill
of sale only (561)723-8455
Farm P"operty -
House- Rent 930'
Land- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $700/mo. Incids
all util's, satellite tv, wireless
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x1 0 $42.80 mo. incL. tax.
8'x1 0' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
1 O'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
TIME SHARE FOR SALE In
beautiful Shenandoah Moun-
tains of VA. $8,000 Firm.
2nd Week of June.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-
Casa manufacturada en Area
tranquilacon solo 3% de en-
carge Para mAs informaci6n
IMMOKALE M/H 1 "2006
3br, 1ba, central air/heat
w/large fenced yard. 2nd M/H
the same. (239)834-5579
PARK, Labelle, FL.
Gated, dbI wide manufactured
home park, beautiful
clubhouse, heated swimming
pool. Buy your home, lease
your 60x1 00 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. Hurrayl 50% sold
out Only 4 lake lots left, but
others to choose from.
(8663)675-7555 M/F or
MOBILE HOME & LOT
WITH OWNER FINANCE
Ortona-14x70 Single Wide
with Ig. screened rm. on 1/4
acre lot. City water & Sewer.
1 blk. to boat'ramp. 15 min.
to LaBelle. $56,000 with low
down pymt. All Offers
no answer 321-794-5962
Nueva casa manufacturada de
3/2 baflos lista para ser oc-
cupada. Financiamiento por
Terreno con una casa manu-
facturada, Localizado entire
LaBelle y Immokalee 3/2
banos con solo $5,000
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
Jet Skilis 3015
Marine Accessoria 3020
ADMIRALS LAUNCH TYPE-
37', live aboard cabin boat,
$3500. 239-823-2587' or
AIR BOAT Lycoming,
175-180 hp. Decked over.
Runs dry. Includes trailer w/
new tires & rims. $8500 or
best offer. (863)467-7197
ALUMICRAFT BOAT 14ft,
trailer, trolling motor, new
Johnson motor $2550
BASS BOAT Ranger, 16 ft,
Evinrude motor, power tilt &
trim, trolling motor. $1700
1010 SW 11th Ave., Okee
BASS BOAT Stratos. $1000
or best offer. (863)675-1762
BASS TRACKER 17' TX,
40hp Mercury, 2 fishfinders,
troll.mtr., new batteries, cov-
er, $4500. (609)577-4153
BAYLINE 1986 350 Inboard /
Outboard w/ trailer. $1000
BOAT 17ft, Bomber Bass,
140hp V4 Johnson, will trade
for pontoon, or sell for
$3000 neg (317)445-5857
DINGY 8 ft, with teak seat,
trim & ends of oars, very
nice condition. $150 or best
JON BOAT 12 ft aluminum
w/3hp GameFisher & trailer,
trailer not registered. $400 or
best offer. (239)503-7091
LOW 24FT PONTOON '89 -
70hp Johnson outboard,
must sell, no trailer, $2000
(863)357-6375 / 634-6919
ORLANDO CLIPPER '71 R-
berglass, 16 ft, Evinrude
-200 hours & trailer .-new
tires. $2500 (863)634-0957
OUTBOARD ENGINE 15hp
Evinrude, runs very well,
OUTBOARD KICKER MOTOR
BRACKET stainless steel,
holds up to 20 hp, $70.
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '77 -
Mercury, 115hp, for parts,
$180 or best offer.
PONTOON BOAT -28ft Harris,
120 HP I/0, $2000
PONTOON BOAT Bass Bug-
gy, 20ft, 80hp Mercury out-
board, trailer $3000
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec.
wench, troll. mtr. & more.
TRI-HULL 15.5', 60 HP
Yamaha, Less than 60 hrs.
50Lbs trolling motor. Live
Well. $4500 (863)357-6171
VINYL CURTAINS FOR PON-
12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, March 20, 2008
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
POP UP CAMPER '90 12 ft,
Jayco, sleeps 6 people, great
condition, a/c. $1600 or best
PROWLER 24 ft. For hunt
camp only. All electric works
A/C cold. Needs some work.
$750 neg (863)261-7135
TERRY '93 29 ft., Roof air,
Sleeps 6 w/walk around qn
size bed. Elec jack. Like new.
$2950 (863)214- 9747
VANTAGE OAKS 2 br, 1 ba,
Irg Florida room, $5000.
WHISPER CREEK 5th Wheel,
35 Ft. w/FL Rm., C/Air,Lots
of storage w/ 6x8 shed.
FIFTH WHEEL 35ft, in Whis-
per Creek, 2br, W/D, fully
furn., Fla room, corner lot,
FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fits a full .size Chevy or
GMC, Alum. louver. Pd $485
asking $275 (863)697-9704
BOAT MOTOR 60hp Yamaha,
Like new with 60 hrs. $4000
BOAT MOTOR 69 Elgin, 14.1
hp, antique, includes 3 pro-
pellers & gas tank, runs
good. $450 (561)790-3681
BOAT TUNA TOWER -2 gold
plated rod holders. Like new
$300 (561)254-7458 Cle-
OUTBOARD MOTOR Evin-
rude Elto, antique, from ex-
tensive collection, $250.
BOAT MOTORS (8) Antique,
Outboard, 1940's-50's. $400
for all, will sep.
EVINRUDE 150hp for parts.
Ran 4 years ago. $200
HARLEY DAVIDSON 883
SPORTSTER 1988 33K
mis. Runs good. Needs bat-
tery. $3500 (863)763-0829
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER '01t-r Silver, forward
controls, straight pipes, back
rest. $4900 (239)222-5710
HONDA MAGNA 750 '99 -
Clean bike, runs & rides ex-
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Har-
ley, used once, $1500.
SUZUKI GSXR600 '04- Blue &
white, good condition.
$5000 or best offer, will con-
sider trade (8631634-2839
WILD FIRE SCOOTER 2005,
150 GO; .Elec.L start Auto..
110 'mis.. Asking $1050
YAMAH&.VtSTAR CLASSIC -
20007'- Black-- w/lots of
chiome. 63K mi. + access
$4000 Neg (863)634-9403
BIG RED 3 WHEELER- 250,
Excellent condition. New
tires. $1800 or best offer.
HONDA ATV 350 runs good,
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2100 neg
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500
'07 OD Green, back rest &
cargo box incid. $4900 or
best offer. (239)222-5710
POLARIS TRAILBLAZER '02 -
Like new, runs great. $2200
YAMAHA KODIAK 450, '04,
4x4, 300 mi., like new,
$5,000 or best offer.
YAMAHA SCOOTER '06 Vino
125, blue, like new. $1650
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans0 P E 4070
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Honda's, Chevy's, Jeeps,
Fords and more! Cars/Trucks
from $5001 For Listings Call
BUICK SKYLARK '95 Runs
great, 4 cyl, good on gas,
auto. $1600 (863)532-0866
BUICK SKYLARK LIMITED
1997 4 Door, Power/Cruise
Original owner. $1200 or
best offer. (863)467-5521
CADILLAC DEVILLE, '94- runs
good, good cond., $2800.
(863)467-6283 Iv. msg.
CHEVY CAMARO, '80 350
eng., 4 brand new tires,
$1500 firm. See at 937 NE
32nd Ave., Okeechobee
CHEVY EL CAMINO '83 New
trans, new power steering
pump, runs great. $1500
DODGE INTREPID '01 Runs
great. $4000 or best offer.
FLEETWOOD CADILLAC '93 -
very clean, loaded, runs
great, $5000 (863)763-8027
FORD FOCUS '00 4 cyl, auto,
loaded, cold a/c. $3600
FORD TAURUS WAGON '93 -
New a/c unit, cd player, new
tires, excellent condition.
$1900 neg (863)983-7699
GRAND AM '91 39K miles, 1
owner, new tires, cold a/c,
excellent condition. $1950
HONDA ACCORD '91, As Is
HONDA ACCORD '05 4 dr,
black, V6, tinted windows,
cloth seats, 36.9k miles,
very good condition.
HONDA CRV, '01 w/SE pkg.,
exc. shape, leather, 30 mpg,
power windows & doors, cd,
111,972 hwy. mi., $8750.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '79 -
Runs good, new paint, a lot
of new parts. $2500 or best
offer. (863)467-5906 after 5
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GT '01
V6, red, 5 spd, man, runs
great, a/c, sunroof, pw, pl,
cc. $3500 (239)324-2399
MUSTANG '68 coupe, 6 cyl,
3 speed, new paint, asking
$4000 or best offer
MUSTANG '98 Has blown
head gasket & leak in radia-
tor, runs exc, good shape.
$2500 as is (863)261-3568
OLDS REGENCY ELITE '94,
Needs transmission. Good
TOYOTA CAMRY '88 runs
good, looks good, $2000
TOYOTA COROLLA Station-
Wagon 1994 Standard,
Runs fantastic. 37-40 mpg.
VOLVO 960 '96 4 dr sedan,
96k miles, sunroof, like new
tires, leather seats. $4500
FORD PICKUP, '51 ton, all
orig., runs great, 41k mi.,
V8, 12v ait., new tires,
DODGE RAM '95 2500,
Heavy duty, V8 Magnum, reg
cab, 4x4, auto, 110K, new
FORD BRONCO, -88 4x4,
302 motor, runs & works
great, $2000 or best offer.
HONDA RANCHER '04, 4
Wheeler, 4x4, $4200 or
trade for fishing boat or plat-
form buggy. (863)673-0920
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LA-
REDO '98 4x4, runs great,
high miles, $2500
CLUB CAR golf cart, good
tires, w/charger, $595.
EZ GO used, 4 passenger,
Stood condition, charger,
900 or best offer.
GOLF CART '02 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, $1850.
CHROME WHEELS 17" &
Goodyear 24570R17 tires,
fits Dodge Ram 1500,
DIABLO PREDATOR PRO-
GRAMMER Fits '04-'05
Chevy Duramax 6.6 diesel.
$250 neg (863)697-0328
EDGE JUICERS (2) For
Dodge Cummings Diesel
Truck. $600 both, will sep
MAG RIMS (4) factory 16"
F150, asking $175 or best
RIMS 4/6 lugs, 16" Chevy
w/center caps,1 never used
Goodyear Eagle RS tire $200
will sep (863)763-4899
RIMS (12) 8 lug rims great
for a buggy, $100 for all
RUNNING BOARDS Ford, fits
99-up Super Duty Crew Cab
PU. Brand new, asking $300
SIDE RAILS Fits a '04 Chevy
Silverado Ext Cab, tubed/flat
style, chrome. $150
TIRES (2) 205/65 15" Very
good condition. $30 for both.
TOWING HITCH Draw Tite for
LeSabre, Aurora, Bonneville.
TRUCK BED LID Leer, 6 ft,
fits '04 Chevy Silverado Ext
Cab, black fiberglass. $500
TRUCK CAP- from 6/ ft
Dodge Dakota Pickup, white,
TRUCK TIRES (7) 10.00-20
& (2) 12.00-20. All mounted
w/ 90% rubber. $900 for all,
will sep. (239)657-4569
TRUCK TOPPER For short
bed truck. $200
UTILITY BOX red, 8', $250
cash. You Haul.
CHEVY '94, Needs work.
$600 Call for details.
CHEVY SILVERADO 1995 -
Custom, Step Side, ARE
Topper. Runs good. $4000
or best offer. (863)763-0829
DODGE 3/4 TON '88 runs
good, fair cond. $1800
FORD F-350 1999 4X4, 4
door dually, 7.3 pwr. stroke.
Runs good. Looks good.
Must sell. $12,000 or best
FORD F350 LARIAT XLT '90,
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $3000
FORD RANGER '92 Ext cab,
white, clean, runs good,
good transportation. $1200
or best offer (863)634-4076
GMC SONOMA SL 1999 V6,
A/C, Auto., 3 Door, Club
Cab. 102 K mls. 1 Owner.
$4499 (954)260-1933 Okee
TOOL BOX Fiberglass, for
Pick-Up, A-1 condition. $100
FORD BRONCO II '90 runs
good, $800 or best. offer
FORD BRONCO II '90 runs
good, $800 or best offer
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '96 -
2x4 V6 engine, runs good,
needs a little work. $2500
(863)227-1218 Iv msg
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 white,
runs good, $500
JEEP CHEROKEE '97 119K,
very good cond, asking
JEEP RENEGADE- CJ5, great
shape, blue, $3250 or best
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER '01,
V6, 2WD, Exc cond Dark blue.
$8500 863-983-7617 or
TOYOTA RAV 4 '2000, Dark
green, Exc. cond., Economical,
Reliable $5900 863-983-7617
DUMP TRAILER 6'x12', 10k
Ib gvw, bumper pull, good
10 plays, ready for work.
$2200 neg (863)467-7415
EQUIP. TRAILER 21'x8',
metal. 3 axles, 6 tires, Pindel
hitch w/hydraulic tongue jack
UTILITY TRAILER 20 ft
bumper pull, pulled one time,
side rails & ramps, dual axle.
UTILITY TRAILER Aluminum,
flatbed, 8ft x 8 ft, tilting,
spare 3 new tires. $650
UTILITY TRAILER '01 16 Ft.
Dual axle, single axle brake
w/.e downs Less thanhlOK.
CHEVY VAN '86, V6, Rebuilt
transmission. Runs great
CHEVY VAN '96 1 ton G30
work van, $2000
DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great, $1100
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500'
Pubjflf fic o ice 00
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a regularly
scheduled Board of Supervisors' Meet-
ing on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at
6:00 RM. at the office of the District
located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace. The
purpose of this meeting will be to con-
duct routine business which may re-
quire action by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
265170 CB 3/20/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly' Meeting on
Thursday. March 28. 2008 at 5.Mo
tM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
The purpose of the meeting is to 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
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
265668 Ci/CGS 3/28/08
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
Eucalyptus Village Property Owner's
Association Port LaBelle, Unit Four
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the Eucalyptus Village
Property Owner's Association, Port La-
Belle, Unit Four, will be held on Thurs-
day, March 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the
Grace Baptist Church. NE Eucalyptus
Blvd, LaBelle, FL to discuss the busi-
ness of the association. Questions can
be directed to Bob Enzor at
863-675-4168. This public meeting is
being conducted in a handicap ac-
Ron Zimmerly, President
Eucalyptus Village Property Owner's
Association Port LaBelle, Unit Four
265737 CB 3/20/08
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 210 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP
LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE FOLLOW-
ING DATES DUE TO NON-PAYMENT FOR
TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES.
PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713.78 OF
THE FLA. STATUE. CHANCE'S TOWING
& RECOVERY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL
MARCH 30, 2008 @ 8:OOAM
265827 CB 03/20/08
Be pampered at Cutting Edge
By Patty Brant
Who doesn't want to look
their best? Of course, everyone
wants to look good -- but most of
us need a little help. So, we go to
a place like the Cutting Edge, at
375 N. Main Street.
The Cutting Edge has two styl-
ists including owner/operator
Sandy Golemme and stylist Renee
Pastore. Sandy has 16 years in the
business, coming here from West
Palm Beach in 2004. You may re-
member her from All About You,
where she worked previously. She
opened her shop last October 29.
Renee has eight years in the
business and is skilled in up-does
for those special occasions.
It's a full service salon offering
cuts, blow dries, color with foils
and specialty perms. You can also
come by for waxing, roller sets
and razor cuts.
Nail technician Esmie Peque-
no can make you feel special
with custom-designed art nails or
colored acrylics, pink and whites,
overlays and full sets. While
you're there, why not let Esmie
pamper you with a pedicure.
Waxing is also available.
The Cutting Edge uses top
quality products like Chi and Ken-
ra and caters to women, men and
While you're at the Cutting
Edge, check out the jewelry cor-
ner with custom items from Lor-
na and Cathy at Riverbend Motor
There's always a nice hot cup
of coffee and a sunny smile for
The Cutting Edge is open Mon-
day through Saturday beginning
at 9 a.m. Late appointments avail-
Se habla espanol; Walk-ins
welcome or call (863) 675-7411
for an appointment.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant.
The crew from The Cutting Edge hair salon is ready to wel-,
come you with friendly, expert service, pictured are: owner/!
operator Sandy Golemme (seated), stylist Renee Pastore
(back left) and nail tech Esmie Pequeno. *
Now is the time to ready y
By Patty Brant
Splashing around in a cool
clear swimming pool is a wel-
come respite when the blistering
South Florida heat bears down.
Keeping pools clean and in good
working order takes some work.
For 15 years, Dan Stoneci-
pher has done that job for many
LaBelle "residents. He started his
business in Hollywood in 1970,
moving to Clewiston and then to
LaBelle in 1993.
Now Dan's decided to retire
-- sort of. He's- turned over his
service to Cindy Lewis, but will
continue as an employee in the
New to the area and to the
pool service business, Cindy is
from Washington, D.C., where
she worked for many years in
the pressure cooker atmosphere
of the World Bank, just a block
from the Capitol. Cindy finally de-
cided to walk away from the big
city and, through the Curtis fam-
ily, settled on the LaBelle area to
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Cindy Lewis is the proud new owner.of a pool business start-
ed by Dan Stonecipher 30 years ago. Dan will continue to
work with Cindy as she becomes more familiar with the busi-
ness and the area.
make her home. She's already
purchased a home and business
and is ready to start her new life.
After working for years in an
office management capacity three
stories underground, Cindy said
she's looking forward to work-
ing in the bright Florida sun sur-
rounded by Mother Nature.
Mechanically inclined, she has
trained as a swimming pool rep,
pair contractor. She is also learn-
ing the ropes from an expert Dan
Dan said the biggest mistake
people make with their pools is in
adding the chemicals. He advises'
that people should superchlori-
nate their pools every other week'
in the summer and test the water
once a week year round.
He said he's seen a lot of-
changes in his 30+ years in the
industry, including salt water
chlorine generators and better
Dan's customers will see a
change in the name of the busi-
ness -- to Cynthia Lewis Pool Ser-
vice -- but can expect the same
great service. Cindy is also hoping
to grow her new business, lo-
cated at 220 Scott Ave. in LeHigh
Acres. She invites pool owners to
set up an appointment for a free
estimate. Call (239) 360-2013.
Management plan adds acres to public-use area
WEST PALM BEACH-To sus-
tain he progress, being made in
rest ing the Kissih ee River and'
its 'environmentally vital flood-
plain, the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
Governing Board approved an
updated five-year management
plan for the '56,713 acres of public
lands along the river.
The management plan de-
scribes the historical, physical,
and ecological aspects of the Kis-
simmee River Management Areas
as well as stewardship activities
needed to properly manage these
lands, which were acquired for
the restoration effort. The plan
provides guidance to District land
managers on effective and consis-
tent land management practices.,,
-as well as-specofic goals and ohb"
"The Kissimmee River Resto-
ration is restoration in the purest
sense," said Harkley Thornton,
SFWMD Governing Board mem-
ber. "We want the ecosystem to
function as it did long before any'
of us arrived in Florida."
The presence of invasive plants
and animals as well as safety pre-
cautions necessary for controlling
lightning-sparked fires requires
planning on how to mimic natural
processes. District land managers
rely on the management plan for
ways to achieve this. The 141-
page document is available to the
public via the SFWMD website at
In a related effort, the SFWMD
Governing Board also passed a
resolution requesting coordina-
tion with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion to add the 3,722-acre Chan-
dler Slough to the Kissimmee
River Public Use Area. This will
create specific public recreation
opportunities in Chandler Slough
and define the rules and regula-
tions governing hunting, camp-
ing, hiking and other public ac-
tivities encouraged on this land
purchased for Kissimmee River
Restoration. Chandler Slough is
located east of the channelized
Kissimmee River (C-38) and south
of U.S. Highway 98.
Kissimmee River Restoration
is an ongoing effort ,to restore
an estimated 40 square miles of
river and floodplain ecosystem
at the headwaters of America's
Everglades. All lands have been
acquired for' the multi-phase
project, which will restore 26,500
acres of wetlands and 43 continu-
ous miles of meandering river.
Restored habitats along the Kis-
simmee now support hundreds
of species of native plants, fish,
invertebrates and birds, including
the endangered bald eagle, snail
kite and wood stork.
Kids! Egg Saturday,
The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle is
hosting the first annual communi-
ty-wide Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday,
March 22, at 11 a.m. (After the
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
at Barron Park). It will be held un-
der the beautiful huge oak trees
behind the Kiwanis Thrift Store at
155 S Bridge Street. It is FREE to
all children Kindergarten through
Man catches monster fish after
BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W. applied Thema-gesic*
to his aching casting ani and immediately caught a
40 lb Barking Palmeto Bluegill. When asked
( *where he caught the fish, Tom painlessly replied,
'nNone of your dang business!"
Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic* moment!
Hometown People, Hometown Service
For all your home finance needs!
We still offer 100% mortgages, FHA,
VA, conventional mortgages, subprime
and Reverse Mortgages.
Please call for a FREE consultation.
'239-77-9244 xt 209
Sc Hatbla Espanol
Fri. from 9 to 2
Sat. from 8 to 12
4" & 6" potmancolors
Alico Plant World
LaBelle, FL 863-675-2020
Corner of Hwy 80 & W. Cowboy Way
There will be two age group
hunts at the same time in differ-
ent areas: Kindergarten through
second, grade and third grade
through fifth grade. Lots of special
eggs will have prizes in them or
numbers for even bigger prizes. i
Bring your children or grand-
children to enjoy a special time
sharing the true meaning of Eas,
ter. For further information, dropN
by the Thrift Store for a flyer or.
INVITES YOU TO COME AND WORSHIP
SUN. 9:00A.M. SUN. 11:00A.M. TUE. 7:00P.M.
863.675.2100 720 S. Main St.
Over 1000 Homes Must Be Sold!
Auction Date: April 5-16, 2008
Free Brochure 800-963-4558
FAMILY EYE CARE
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Gardeners to meet
Greater LaBelle Garden Club
,will meet Monday, March 24, at 7
p.m. at the Dallas Townsend Cen-
ter. The guest speaker this month
will be Mr. Curt Sinclair who has
the Exotic Hibiscus company in
LaBelle. Mr. Sinclair will also in-
clude live butterflies and discuss
both the butterflies and the exotic
hibiscus most of the hibiscus
he has created the hybrids and
Author Marianne Berkes proudly displays posters created in
her honor by students at COES.
Award Winning Author,
Marianne Berkes at COE
The students at Country Oaks
Elementary had the pleasure of
Welcoming award winning au-
thor, Marianne Berkes on March
14, 2008. Her presentation to 2nd
and 3rd grade students was enter-
taining as well as informative.
Marianne Berkes of Kobe
Sound, Florida is the author of
six children's books. Her book, ,#
"Over in the Ocean, in a Coral
Reef" was a Florida Reading As-
sociation Honor Book. She re-
ceived an iParenting Media award
for, "Over in the Jungle, a Rainfor-
est Rhyme." The book, "Seashells
by the Seashore" was inspired by
a trip to Sanibel Island.
She shared her books pro-
viding second and third grade
students with an in depth look
at her picture books, the vivid il-
lustrations, and discussed how
she formulated her ideas into
creating her books. Students also
had the opportunity to purchase
her books and have them auto-
graphed including her newly re-
leased book, "Going Around the
Sun, Some Planetary Fun". She
has a seventh book scheduled to
be released in September. All of
her books can be fouiid in librar-
ies across the country as well as
in many bookstores. It was an ex-
perience enjoyed by all.
We conclude that a person has
God's ap royal by faith,
not by his own efforts.
No one is perfect! Come and bash.-in the love that our lord has ust for.you.
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welcome to attend the meeting.
Please invite guests, too. If you
have plants, cuttings or seeds for
a plant exchange, it always adds
to the fun. Light refreshments.
For more information, call Nikki
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Plan for Earth Day
Earth Day 2008 will be cel-
ebrated Saturday, April 26, at
the LaBelle Nature Park/Hendry
House between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. There are currently eight
participates and there is plenty of
room for more. If you would like
to celebrate Earth Day or set up a
display, please contact the Recre-
ation Office at (863) 675-5347.
Charity yard sale
Riverside Real Estate, 45 South
Riverview Street, will have a yard
sale Saturday, March 29, from 8
.a.m. till 2 p.m:. Proceeds will go
MCA to meet
The regular monthly meeting
of the Muse Community Asso-
ciation, will be 7'p.m. on March
20, The Board of Directors have a
quick meeting prior at 6:30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the
LaBelle Heritage Museum will be
held on April 2 in the rear meeting
room of The City Hall at 7 p.m.
The program will be a showing of
black and white slides of scenes
and people of earlier days in La-
Belle. Anyone with additional in-
formation on any of the photos is
asked to add their knowledge at
the meeting. Everyone is invited
to this last regular meeting of the
year. There will be a special pro-
gram in May to be announced.
Members are reminded of a Board
meeting at the Museum on March
27. This will be the Annual meet-
ing with election of officers from
the slate presented by the nomi-
nating committee as well as any
nominations from the floor.
closed March 21
Kristina A. Kulpa would like
to announce that her office will
be closed on Friday, March 21.
The office will reopen with regu-
lar hours, 8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m, on
Monday March 24.
Please contact Terri Lazar,
(863) 675-2392, if your organiza-
tion would be interested in sched-
uling a two week to a month pe-
riod of time in the Hendry County
Courthouse entrance display
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 jfftiller@peoplepc.
com. This is for the upcoming
Class Reunion set for June 21 and
22. Wayne Wilson, Keitha John-
son Smith, Debra Ballard Harm,
Renee Karlson, Elizabeth (Betty)
Volunteers sought for
Port LaBelle Unit 4 Homeown-
ers interested in participating in
the Community Watch program
are asked to please contact the of-
fice for more information at (863)
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Veteranarian Dr. Bridget Cochrain explains the three most important things pets need to
Country Oaks students.
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Students at Country Oaks Elementary School listen attentively through their own stetho-
scopes as Dr. Cochran explains how to care for their pets.
Dr. Cochran visits Country Oaks
Dr. Bridget Cochran visited the
first graders at Country Oaks El-
emientary on Thursday, March 6.
Dr. Cochran is a vet at Shewmak-
er Animal Hospital in LaBelle. The
students at Country Oaks were
learning'about veterinarians. Dr.
Cochran showed the students
what she does during a physi-
cal examination. -Mrs. Amanda
Howard's beagle "Shayla" was
present to help Dr. Cochran with
the presentation. She showed
the first graders the instruments
she uses to look in their ears and
Thurs.: Spaghetti, max stix,
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eyes and to listen to their heart.
She discussed the importance of
yearly vaccinations to keep the
pet healthy. Some of the children
even had their stuffed pets with
Dr. Cochran also discussed
three important things that are
necessary to keep a pet healthy.
1. Fresh water everyday.
Some of the first graders had
some excellent questions to ask
Dr. Cochran. Chelby ,Villanueva
asked "How long does it take to
be a vet?" Most of the children
were surprised when Dr. Cochran
answered "Eight years."
' Dr. Cochran surprised the stu-
dents with stethoscopes, activity
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first graders were very excited
and most left saying that they
would love to be a vet when they
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