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Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: April 10, 2008
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At a Glance

Prayer Breakfast set
Tickets are now on sale for
the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast,
Thursday, May 1, at the LaBelle
Civic Center. Doors for the
event open at 6 a.m. The cost
is $5. Tickets are available at lo-
cal church offices, LaBelle City
Hall, Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce and from the Ki-
wanis Club. For more informa-
tion, call 675-2872.

Global Day of Prayer
A Global Day of Prayer Prep-
aration. Meeting will be held at
Flora & Ella's April 12 at noon.
A representative from every lo-
cal church is invited to a round
table discussion to prepare for
the event.
Topics to be discussed:
Unity, Music, Prayer Focus-
es-World, Nation, State, City,
Involvement, Future meeting
schedule. Attendance = Suc-
The Global Day of Prayer for
LaBelle will be held. at Barron
Park on May 10.
On May 15, 2005, millions
of Christians from 156 nations
in the world united in the first
ever Global Day of Prayer.
Christians gathered in different
venues, seeking God's face in
repentance and prayer for the
transformation of their com-
munities and nations. Plans are
to continue gathering together
in intercession until 2010.

Giveaway Saturday
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-

Youth Jam coming
A free community youth
event will be April 26 at Barron
Park with free food, activities
and entertainment. If you of-
fer a service to the youth and
would like to participate or like
a flyer, please call 863-674-4041

Join in Cinco de Mayo
Join Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council
(HCEDC) in a "Cinco de Mayo
Celebration" Saturday, May 3,
at 6:30 p.m. at the El Terasco
Mexican Restaurant in LaBelle.
This is the second year for this
festive fund raiser to benefit the
Economic Development Coun-
cil Office.
Get out your best salsa rec-
ipe to submit for competition.
Last year's will be hard to beat.
Also, if you remember last year
HCEDC held a pifiata auction
with pifiatas filled full bf sur-
prises from local businesses.
Get ready to bid this for pifiatas
filled with goodies galore.
Tickets are $35 per person
and you receive dinner, a mar-
garita, and the most funyou will
have all spring. Call HCEDC at
863-675-6007 or contact any
HCEDC Board Member for tick-
ets and information.

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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LMS teacher arrested in Lake Wales

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
A LaBelle Middle School sixth
grade math teacher was jailed in
Lake Wales last week after being
taken into custody for lewd and
lascivious molestation of a 12-
year-old boy.
Thirty-two-year-old Derrick
Richard Sepp has been a sixth
grade math teacher at LaBelle
Middle School since August 13,
2007, and was on a one year
contract with the Hendry County
School District.
According to a press release
from the Lake Wales Police De-

apartment, the boy met Mr. Sepp
on MySpace. Mr. Sepp was us-
ing the screen name "Meet New
Investigators say Mr. Sepp
and the boy decided to meet on
March 15 at the Regal Cinema
at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake
According to the release, the
man, who identified himself only
as "Eric," knew the boy was 12
years old. They met at the the-
ater, recognizing each other by
their clothing. Inside the the-
ater Mr. Sepp allegedly fondled
the boy during the movie, then

they left and went their separate
After contacting the police,
the boy and his parents agreed
that the victim would recontact
"Eric" for another meeting at the
same theater. That meeting took
place April 2. When Mr. Sepp
approached and spoke to the
boy, who was seated on a bench
outside the theater, he was taken
into custody without incident.
The victim identified "Eric"
as the person he previously met
with on March 15. "Eric" was ar-
rested and identified as Derrick
Richard Sepp, 32, from Ft. My-

ers. During the book-in process
the officers learned he.was em-
ployed as a middle school teach-
er at LaBelle Middle School.
Although Mr. Sepp has not
been charged at this time, the in-
vestigation continues and the in-
cident highlights the dangers that
can be lurking on the internet for
unsuspecting adolescents.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools R. Scott Cooper said the
Lake Wales officers called Hen-
dry County school authorities
within minutes of learning Mr.
Mr. Sepp was employed here.
Mr. Cooper said Mr. Sepp is a nat-

uralized citizen who came from
Canada and lived in Washington
State before coming to Florida.
As a prospective teacher,
Mr. Sepp underwent a Level 2
screening process before he was
hired. Describing Hendry County
School District's Level 2 screen-
ing process, Mr. Cooper said the
district checks the prospective
employee's driver's license and
Social Security card and obtains
fingerprints, which are submitted
to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. FDLE runs a check
on the individual both through
See TEACHER Page 2

Crime victims

focus on

Becoming a crime victim. It
can happen in a heartbeat to
anyone, at any time but the ef-
fects can last a lifetime.
National Crime Victim's
Week, April 14-19, focuses at-
tention on the victim and the
changes they and their loved
ones must deal with even long
after they've been violated or
The statistics can take your
breath away even in a rela-
tively safe, rural county like
Hendry. According to the State
Attorney's Office, in 2007 Hen-
dry County there were three
murders, 13 forcible rapes, 65
robberies, 259 aggravated as-
saults, 412 burglaries; 936 lar-
cenies; and 126 motor vehicle
thefts. These numbers will get
your attention, but listen to this:
The State Attorney's Advocate


has assisted 1,800 victims of
violent crime during that same
time period. In addition, they
attended 95 trials or hearings,
helped with 850 victim com-
pensation forms and provided
1,648 follow-up contacts.
For the first time the State At-
torney's Office, Abuse Counsel
& Treatment (ACT), along with
Hendry and Glades Sheriff's
Offices and Clewiston Police
Department, will sponsor Vic-
tims Rights Week April 14-19.
The ceremony will be in Bar-
ron Park, Wednesday, April 16,
from 1-5 p.m. There will be a
number of officials present as
well as guest speakers.
A beautiful garden has been
planted in front of the Barron
House, which will become
home for butterflies that will
See VICTIMS Page 2

Group sites dangers

of highway soliciting

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At their April 3 meeting,
members of the Hendry Coun-
ty Community Traffic Safety
Team meeting again discussed
the problem of solicitation on
state roads. Last month discus-
sion by the CTST regarding the
dangers of allowing non-profit
groups to collect donations on
state roads precipitated action
by the City of LaBelle.
Commissioner Hilda Zim-
merly and B-Pac member Linda
McVey took the cause back to
the LaBelle City Commission,

which discussed the issue at
its March meeting, Ms. McVey
pointed out the dangers of al-
lowing anyone, particularly
youngsters, to solicit for dona-
tions at busy street corners. The
corners most in question are at
Bridge Street and SR 80 and
Bridge and Main.
Florida Department of Trans-
portation's Debbie Stalling told
the CTST group that such solici-
tation on state roads is illegal.
Commissioner Zimmerly, who
attends the CTST meetings,
backed up Ms. McVey. The
See GROUP Page 2

Freedom of Speech
On April 8 an informal group of retirees handed out fliers
on Burger King's refusal to participate with McDonalds
and YUM brands to improve conditions of tomato pickers.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers seeks an increase
of 1 cent per pound the first since 1980. Pickers average
$10,000 per year for a ten-hour day. Pictured from left:
Rod Cavaliere, Dave and Karen Durrett and Mike Bilcsik.

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At 86, Gordon Pearce has
still got it. He's got the heart,
the hands and the mind of a
flywheel man.
A mechanic for much of his
life, he takes pleasure in cod-
dling antique machinery, even
making his own parts when
necessary. Experience as a
machinist comes in handy for
Gordon is a Navy veteran of
World War II, serving on a de-
stroyer tender as a machinist
from 1941-47.
This North Fort Myers man
was raised in Alva, with kin in
LaBelle. He recalls when they

first got electricity in Alva. It
was 1937. Before the electric
engine, he said, it was all gas
powered. His love for these
time-honored power houses
goes back a long way.
No throw-away parts here -
no plug in components. These
beautiful engines, running in
time to musical putts and sput-
ters, are a lesson in history and
in the environmental responsi-
bility of our parents and grand-
parents. They will run all day
on just a bit of gasoline and as
the flywheel exhibit testifies -
will last for many decades with
just a little TLC, some down
home experience and a touch
of common sense.
Jerry Griffin of Fort Myers

has been a devotee of flywheel
engines for years. He works for
South West Regional Medical
Center in the maintenance de-
partment, keeping all the hos-
pital's vital machines running.
Falling in love with these old
flywheel beauties was a natural
progression. Now he builds his
own creations.
Jerry said he equipped his
own machine shop at home
where he putters around for
hours at- night after coming
home from work. He said he
used to make parts needed by
other flywheeler enthusiasts -
then he decided to get in on the
fun himself. He started by col-
See ENGINES Page 2

Register now for SpNS shelter

Hendry County Emergency
Management urges Persons
with Special Needs to regis-
ter before hurricane or other
Persons who need constant
oxygen, are bedridden, or re-
quire total care by a caregiver,
are among those who already
should have registered with of-
ficials for the Persons with Spe-
cial Needs (SpNS) center. We
must identify a safe location
with electricity in advance, and
arrange transportation.
Hendry County Emergency
Management conducts "Per-
sons with Special Needs" Com-
mittee meetings throughout the
year. This committee is made

up from health care businesses
and agencies in the county. The
committee encourages resi-
dents who have special medical
needs to pre-register sheltering
and transportation can be car-
ried out quickly.
Persons with Special Needs
or their caregivers should call
Hendry County Emergency
Management 863 612-4700 or
863 983-1594 as soon as pos-
sible to request a registration
In addition to making certain
they are pre-registered, persons
with special needs and their
caregivers need to know what
they can expect at the SpNS
evacuation center..

A caregiver MUST accom-
pany the SpNS client.
Each individual must sup-
ply their own non .perishable
food, water, bedding, medi-
cines, and medical equipment
necessary for the client.
NO PETS are allowed with
the exception of service dogs
(other arrangements need to
be made for pets.)
The SpNS evacuation center
is a safe building ONLY, with
emergency electrical power,
not a medical care center. It is
always advisable to leave the
area or arrange to stay with
friends or family if that is possi-
ble. Evacuation centers should
be thought of as a last resort.

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Flywheelers: Old time efficiency

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Briggs, an eight-year-old 12" Beagle, loves to take a spin on anything that moves with
owner Jerry Griffin of Fort Myers or anyone else he can sweet-howl into taking him,
The two are seated on one of Jerry's unique flywheel creations a gas-powered tri-

Old engines offer history lesson

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lecting flywheelers, then he be-
came involved in showing them
at events like the show at the ro-
deo grounds last weekend.
H-le said he began showing his
creations, about 15 years ago and
goes all over the state of Florida
with them, accompanied by his
eight-year-old 12" Beagle, Briggs.
Briggs is part ham who enjoys

Continued From Page 1

the state and FBI systems. In Mr.
Sepp's case, no sign of any previ-
ous arrest record showed up.
If anything does show up
through the background check,
the prospective employee then
faces a panel of three school
board administrators, usually
Superintendent Tom Conner
and Assistant Superintendents R.
Scott Cooper and Director of Hu-

being around people and riding
on anything that moves.
The oldest engine Jerry has is
an 1850 Olson hay baler he found
at an old farm house in Georgia
and bought. He fitted it with a
miniature hay baler and makes
tiny bales to show how the ma-
chine used to work.
Jerry likes to use his talent to
come up with his own "old time"
creations like a couple of "hand
tractors" pulled by gas engines
and an old fashioned-looking tri-
cycle he dreamed up and put to-

man Services Steve Stinnett, who
review the applicant's records.
They take into consideration facts
like how much time had lapsed
since the incident, the severity of
the charge and the court's dispo-
Mr. Sepp has been suspended
from Hendry County School sys-
tem and has been barred from
any access to any HCSB property.
He may come to the county of-
fice by appointment only.
The Bureau of Professional
Practices Services in Tallahassee
has been notified of the incident.

Humane Society to start donation drive

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Gordon Pearce of North Fort Myers fires up this 1931 2.5 hp gasoline engine powered a rock
crusher. Made in Denver, Colorado, this machine was used by an assay office to check rock
specimens for gold. It could also be used to find other mineral or metal contents of rock.

Continued From Page 1

be released that day. This but-
terfly garden was made possible
by the donations from Ace Hard-
+ ware, Riverland Nursery and the
manual labor by David Perkins.
Organizers also offer a thank you
to Cheryl Puletti for all her assis-
The Clothesline Project will
be on display, presented by ACT.
The clothesline project is a vi-
sual display that bears witness to
the violence of crime. Each shirt
hung a line has been decorated
by a victim or a family member
to represent the crime against
The Clothesline Project began
in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in the

fall of 1990. Since that time proj-
ects have begun in communities
across the world.
There will be refreshments
served that were generously do-
nated by U-Save. This event is
open to the public.
A fund raiser called Help Us
Can The Violence has also been
established. If anyone cannot at-
tend the ceremony but would
like to help, they can drop off alu-
minum cans at Barron Park on
April 16 from 1-3 p.m.
Organizers see this event as a
beginning. It is hoped this day of
recognition will initiate a tradition
with this program, in that each
year during National Crime Vic-
tim's Week there will be a similar
The vision is to remember all
of the victims of crime and their
families in Hendry County.

Continued From Page 1

board understood the problem
and is considering action.
However, several commis-
sioners felt a special exception
option should be available for
adult groups. Anyone wishing
the exception would have to
present their request to the city
The board requested the
city attorney draft an ordinance
covering solicitation on state
It is expected to be read for
the first time at the board's reg-
ular meeting on May 8.

In other business:
City of LaBelle Superinten-

Tax-deductible donations are
now being accepted to help the
Currently, they are housing
23 cats and kittens available for
adoption. There are 2 Abyssin-
ian cats, one pure Maine Coon, 2
Maine Coon mix cats and one Hi-
malayan blue point all looking.for
loving homes. They also have 11
cats already spayed or neutered
and one that is front declawed.
Each day, they use 25 lbs of
clay cat litter, 3 to 4 cans of canned
cat food. They are and are on the
last bag of donated cat litter and
out of canned cat food. Your do-
nations are tax-deductible and
this furry family appreciates your
help. They use any cheap clay cat
litter and a store brand minced
(loafed) canned food, any flavor.
Please come by the shelter
so the kitties can thank you with
their purrs and pitty paws and
maybe, just maybe, one might

dent of Public Works Michael
Boyle reported that city crews
would be working on milling
and resurfacing Bridge Street
from Cowboy Way about three-
quarters of a mile north.
He expected the road to
be partially closed for about a
week beginning about April
14. The city will also do some
patchwork on others of Bridge
Street and put in some addi-
tional drainage.
The bike rodeo will take
place May 24 as planned, but
the location has been changed
to the parking lot of the Church
of God at SR 80 and Elm Street.
Traffic Safety Team meetings
are the first Thursday of every
month at the LaBelle fire sta-
tion. They begin at 1 p.m.
You can reach Patty Brant at cb-

B -' rFor ease ol S. rlnage Sr.
i. LaBelle, FL 33935
This property is situated at the corner
intersection of Bridge St. (State Rd. 29)
and Ford Street in close proximity to
downtown LaBelle, FL. This property
consists of two pre-engineered metal
buildings, one built in 1992 and the
other in 2000. The buildings total 7,102
sq ft situated on 0.68 acres. The facility
'" ,' ', has been utilized as an automotive
repair facility and some equipment is
I" v,:1 available to a new owner, at a price to
.'4be negotiated
460 BRYAN AVE. IN LABELLE LIKE NEW! 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex.
Completely renovated inside and out. New paint, roof, kitchen cabinets, dishwasher,
ceramic tile, bathroom vanity and fixtures. Renters' incentive 1st month free rent.
$695 per month. Terms negotiable.

pick you for a new home!
Cat adoption donations are
only $75. This includes surgical
alter, vaccines up to date, worm-
ing up to date, flea treatment, a
nationally registered ident-a-chip.
and 30 days of health insurance!
They usually adopt about 6 cats

a month and would love to in-
crease that number by 10. If you
are thinking of adding a furry
friend to your family, check out
the kitties here.
They would love to wrap
around your legs and purr up a
storm for you.

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Christ the King
Lutheran Church

"Where everybody is Somcbody --
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper
Ist, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study

.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78

gether with various parts. It's pow-
ered by a 1942 Briggs and Stratton
gas engine. His next big project
will be a big wheel four wheeler,
using a John Deere lawnmower.
Event coordinator Mike Miller
has a lawn mower shop in Alva.
He's retired from the Army and
enjoys these flywheel shows. He
said the Florida Flywheeler An-
tique Engine Club currently puts
on 22 of these exhibitions and
the number continues to grow.
You can reach Patty Brant at cb-

The bureau investigates alleged
wrongdoings .by teachers in
Florida and pursues disciplinary
actions against the certificates of
teachers found to have commit-
ted acts of misconduct
Mr. Cooper said safety is the
district's biggest concern. "Hen-
dry County only wants to employ
the best morally and education-
ally as teachers and other em-
ployees," he said.
See Page 4 for tips on internet
safety for children.
You can reach Patty Brant at cb-

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 10, 2008


Timothy C. Smith, 20, was ar-
rested April 5 and charged with
larceny between $300-$5,000
and dealing in stolen property.
Deputy Christian Buchhofer was
arresting officer.
Luis Enrique Suarzo, 40, was
arrested April 6 and charged as a
fugitive from justice on a warrant
for VOP: DUI from Glades County.
Corrections Officer Patricia Dur-
rance was arresting officer.
Miguel Martinez Gerardo, 22,
was arrested April 6 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from
Manatee County for no valid
driver license. Corrections Officer
Patrician Durrance was arresting
Francisco Contreras, 29, was
arrested April 5 and charged as
a fugitive from justice from Lee
County for FTA: Criminal Mischief
$1,000 or over. Sgt. Teresa Helm-
linger was arresting officer.
Jake Brandon Edgar, 26, was
arrested April 4 and charged with
burglary with assault or battery.
Deputy Jackie Garrett was arrest-
ing officer.
Marvin Reese, 61, was arrest-
ed April 3 and charged on a war-
rant for larceny: grand theft first
degree over $100,000. Kelvin C.
Robinson was arresting officer
Pablo Moise Blanco, 28, was
arrested April 6 and charged with
VOP: felony or community. Cor-
rections Officer Malqueen Powell
was arresting officer.
Smiley Hendry Jr., 42, was ar-
rested and charged with robbery
without a firearm or weapon. In-
vestigator Fernando Herrera was
arresting officer.
Sarita Fern McQuaid, 39, was
arrested and charged with rob-
bery without a firearm or weap-
on, Investigator Fernando Her-

Allen new appointee to Glades school board

rera was arresting officer.
Carlos Mato, 39, was arrested
April 4 and charged with carry-
ing a concealed weapon or elec-
tronic device, property damage
- criminal mischief under $200,
burglary of a structure/convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside, and larceny between
$300-$5,000. Deputy Josh Woods
was arresting officer.
A juvenile girl was arrested
April 4 and charged with fleeing/
eluding a law enforcement offi-,
cer, and a non-moving traffic vio-
lation driving with a suspended
license. Cpl. Michael Stevens was
arresting officer.
Ricardo Garcia Silva, 20, was
arrested April 4 and charged
with battery touch or strike, bat-
tery causing bodily harm and
robbery by sudden snatching
without a firearm or weapon.
Deputy J. Perez was arresting
Adolfo Nathan Chavarria, 26,
was arrested April 3 and charged
with FTA: felony offense. Cor-
rections Officer Pamela Capling
was arresting officer.
Nancy Lugo, 23, was arrested
and charged on a warrant with
larceny: $300-$5,000, forgery/
uttering a public record, cer-
tificate, etc., and fraud: uttering
a false bank bill, note, check,
draft. Deputy James Clark was
arresting officer.
Randall Anthony Osceola, 33,
was arrested April 2 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. M. Rodriguez was ar-
resting officer.
Michael Erron Kerr, 29, was
arrested March 31 and charged
with battery causing bodily
harm, property damage crimi-
nal mischief $200-$1,000 and
neglect of a child without great
harm. Deputy Larry Preece was
arresting officer.

By Barbara Oehlbeck
The long awaited District Two
seat on the Glades County School
Board has now been filled.
Governor Charlie Crist has
named .lenny Allen (Mrs. Douglas
Allen) to that position for the rest
of the term which ends November
17, '08. Due to illness, the seat on
the school board was vacated by
Cathy Peeples earlier this year.
Jenny is a graduate of Moore
Haven High School and is the
mother of two children, Katie
age 22, who is studying nursing
and Douglas, age 18, who will
graduate from Moore Haven High
School this year. Currently she
is Office Manager of the Glades
County Community Development
Her community work is exten-
give, having organized the Ortona
Girl Scout Troop in 1991 as well
as the Ortona Summer Youth pro-
gram which is still in effect.
She is a past member of the
Board of Directors of the Ortona
Community Association and trea-
surer of that organization.
Jenny personally knows num-
bers of the students and staff mem-
bers in Moore Haven Schools and
she has assumed responsibility
for any number of special fund-
raising projects for the schools of
Glades County which have been
highly successful.
About her appointment,
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
of Glades County Schools, says,
"Governor Crist had a tough de-
cision to make with several good
candidates applying for the vacant
position. The Governor chose
Jenny Allen, a person I can easily
work with on the school board as
well as personally. She is well ac-
quainted with students and staff
and has contributed much to our
school district by being a willing

volunteer coordinating events and
attending school activities. Jenny
Allen will be a real asset to the
Glades County School District."
The Chairman of the School
Board, Mike Pressley, said, "I
want to thank those who applied
for this position. It was good to
see so many names of those will-
ing to fill the vacancy left by Cathy
Peeples. "And I want to thank
Cathy for her time and energy
on the board. She was a terrific
school board member. I wish her
well and a quick recovery."
Regarding the appointment,
Jenny says, "I am very pleased to
have been selected, and look for-
ward to the in-depth association
with the Glades County School
"This is one of those things
that I had never thought of seek-
ing out. Yet when several people
approached me .about possibly
applying, 1 gave it a good bit of
thought and consideration and
then decided that perhaps I could
render a service beyond what I
have been doing in Glades Coun-
ty schools."
Then she added, "I could not
help but think that this could be
another way to volunteer or give
my services to this county that I
have called home all my life."
When asked about extra cur-
ricular activities for recreation,
Jenny says, "My greatest happi-
ness is simply to be with my fam-
ily or extended family in whatever
capacity...going on a week-end
trip, swimming, picnicking or just
being together one way or an-
She laughs quietly saying, "In
my spare time, I'm the trustee of
the Wamble Trust for my mother,
and after hours, I work in our
family business, Allen's Repair
Service, which primarily deals

Glades County sets juvenile curfew

Sheriff Stuart Whiddon proudly
announces the New Glades Coun-
ty Juvenile Curlew Ordinance.
This ordinance was adopted
by the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners on No-
vember 2007 and adopted by
the Moore Haven City Council in
March 2008.
Due to an increase in juvenile
crimes within Glades County,
Sheriff Whiddon proposed the
ordinance. Starting April 1, 2008,

the Sheriff's Office began enforc-
ing the ordinance,
The ordinance mandates that
juveniles under the age of 16 will
not be allowed in a public place
or establishment from 11 p.m.-5
a.m, Sunday through Thursday
and 12:01-6 a.m, Saturday, Sun-
day and any legal holiday.
The ordinance also governs ju-
veniles that have been suspended
or expelled from school.
It mandates that the juvenile

cannot be in a public place or
within 1,000 feet from any school
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The penalties for a curfew vio-
lation will be a written warning
for first offenses and a $50 fine
for any offense after the written
warning is given.
There are several exceptions
to the ordinance as to allow the
juvenile access during the curfew
They vary from being with your

parents or guardian or returning
home from a school-sponsored
The parent or guardian of a
juvenile has a legal duty and re-
sponsibility to ensure that the ju-
venile does not violate the curfew
According to Sheriff Whiddon,
this is one step in the right direc-
tion where parents and law en-
forcement will make a difference
in fighting crime.

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Letters to the Editor

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but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!

Thank You

Developing leaders
As the planners of the 2008
Leadership for Hendry and
Glades Counties Judicial and Gov-
ernmental Day, we would like to
thank the following participants:
City of LaBelle: Mike Boyle,
Superintendent of Public Works;
Hendry County: Wayne O'Neal,
Hendry County Administrator Bar-
bara Butler, Clerk of Circuit Court
Peggy Hampton, Tax Collector
Kristina Kulpa, Property Apprais-
er Lucretia Strickland, Supervisor
of Elections Ronnie Lee, Hendry
County Sheriff Major Susan Eng-
lish, Jail Administrator Major Nick
Smith, Director of Public Relations
Jim Sloan, Hendry County Judge;
Glades County: Wendell Taylor,
Glades County Administrator;
Gail Jones, Tax Collector; Larry
Luckey, Property Appraiser; Holly
Whiddon, Supervisor of Elec-.
tions; Stuart Whiddon, Glades
County Sheriff.
In addition, we would like to
extend special thanks to McDon-
ald's for the delicious breakfast,
Flora & Ella's Restaurant for their.
always spectacular pies, U-Save
and Winn-Dixie for their won-
derful food donations and Chef/
Major Nick Smith of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Department for
his culinary skills! Also, a sin-
cere thank you to Hendry County
Sheriff's Department for the tour
of the Hendry County jail and gun
range demonstration and to the
Glades County Sheriff's Depart-
ment for the Glades County INS
Facility tour.
All of these people and busi-
nesses, along with the kind as-
sistance Janice Groves, Director
of the Hendry County Economic
Development Council and Cour
Curatolo, Lykes Director of Spe-
cial Projects and Public Relations,
combined to make "our" day one
of enlightenment for the 2008
Sincerely yours;
+ Kevin Thomas, Sherri Denning
and Steve Nisbet

Thank You to a Great
I would like to personally
thank the wonderful LaBelle
Community for coming together
to fight cancer for the 2008 Re-
lay For Life of LaBelle! I want to
thank all of the people that were
so kind to help with this fundrasi-
ing event, including the dedicated
teams, hard-working committee,
the Survivors that enable us to
continue this fight, and our gen-
erous sponsors. You all give us
the ability to fight this dreaded
disease through Relay and your
support, we are able to get a step
closer to one day not having the
words "You Have Cancer" be part
of our vocabulary. I am proud
to say that you have an amazing
community and all the people in-
volved with Relay For Life have a
part in making a difference in the
Fight Against Cancer. Thank you
from the bottom of my heart for
your hard work, commitment,
dedication, and positive attitude
in planning and hosting the BEST
ever Relay For Life of LaBelle!!!
Valerie Ehrenfeld
Unit Executive Director
American Cancer Society
Charlotte/Tri-City Unit

Thank You LaBelle
Cub Scout pack 9 would like
to Thank U-Save and the com-
munity of LaBelle for making our
Bake Sale a success. Thank you to
those that came out and support-
ed our Cub Scouts with your do-
nations. I would also like to thank
the leaders and parents for all
their hard work. It's nice to know
that people support a worthwhile
program like the Cub Scouts.
Teresa Riggs
Asst. Cubmaster
Pack 9

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Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: The day will be mostly sunny with high near 86.
Winds will be from the east between 5 and 7 mph.
Thursday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a low around
65. Winds will be from the east between 5 and 7 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: There will be a 20 percent chance of rain throughout a
partly cloudy day with a high near 86. Winds will be from the east
between 3 and 5 mph.
Friday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of rain and a low around 64.
Saturday: A mostly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of rain
and a high near 86.
Saturday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent
chance of rain and a low around 60.
Sunday: A partly cloudy day with a 20 percent chance of rain and
a high near 82.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 79 and a 20 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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How to vote
In response to Mike Belicsik's
letter of April 3, 2008: Mr. Belicsik
asked for advice on which of the
three remaining presidential can-
didates he should vote for in the
upcoming Pennsylvania primary.
Mr. Belicsik, a white man, com-
pares the two white presidential
candidates, Hilary Clinton and
John McCain, to the black can-
didate, Barack Obama. He states
that "the two white candidates
say what they think I want to
hear, and that the other candidate
is black and tells the truth, even
though I don't always agree with
My advice to Mister Bilicsik is
to vote on the content of char-
acter and issues, not the color of
their skin.
Juan Purto, M.D.

And another:
Last week Mike Bilcsik asked
"who should I vote for in the
Pennsylvania Primary?"
My answer to him is if he is a
Democrat you can either vote for'
Hillary Rodom Clinton or Barak

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Hussain Obama, who by the way
I think would make a great used
car salesman. With the problems
facing this next President we do
not need a baby-faced sweet talk-
ing amateur. Though Hillary has
made some mistakes' and who
hasn't we need all the smarts the
Clintons can bring to Washington,
Cal Roemer

Congressmen support
Everglades funding
March 28, 2008
To the Honorable Marco Ru-
bio, Stan Mayfield and Ray San-
The Capitol, Tallahassee

Dear Sirs: /
We write to you today in the
spirit of bipartisanship to urge the
State of Florida to protect the his-
toric state/federal partnership to
restore the Everglades.
Earlier this week, the Florida
State House appears to have tried
to eliminate Everglades funding,
totaling $400 million, from Flor-
ida's budget. In fact, the Florida
House Environment and Natural
Resources Council unveiled their

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recommendations which did not
include any funding for Florida
Forever land acquisition or Ever-
glades restoration.
The state and federal partner-
ship to restore the Everglades is
one of the most important envi-
ronmental and economic initia-
tives ever undertaken. In the eight
years of this historic agreement,
the State of Florida has consis-
tently met its commitment. While
the federal government has not
provided adequate funding during
this time, Florida's Congressional
Delegation has been outspoken
in support of both the partnership
and increased federal funding. We
believe that if the State of Florida
now chooses to stop funding its
share of this historic agreement,
it will undermine the ability to se-
cure federal funding now and in
the future.
At a time when the Chairman
of the U.S. House Appropriations
Committee is visiting key Ever-
glades' projects and reaffirming
Congress' commitment to restor-
ing the Everglades, it would be
counterproductive for the Florida
House to cut the entire Ever-
glades budget. In recent months,
Congress has stepped up its com-
mitment to this historic restora-

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tion effort by passing the first
Water Resource Development Act
(WRDA) in seven years, and has
also authorized funding for cru-
cial Everglades projects. Now is
the time for the State Legislature
and the U.S. Congress to work to-
gether to ensure these funds are
appropriated so that restoration
can continue and succeed.
The Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan (CERP),
passed by Congress in 2000, com-
mitted the State of Florida and the
Federal government to a long-
term partnership in Everglades
restoration. It's vital that this part-
nership remains in tact.
We urge you to join our bipar-
tisan effort, and work with us to
secure the critical state and fed-
eral funding to make sure we pro-
tect and restore the Everglades for
future generations.
Members of Congress: Tim
Mahoney, Alcee Hastings, Connie
Mack, Debbie Wasserman, Ron
Klein, Robert Wexler, Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart

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The Law of the Jungle vs. the Law of the Lord

By Pastor Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church,
We are living in a time.where
new laws are being considered.
There are those who want a new
review and even a re-consider-
,ation of our current laws regard-
ing immigration. If you listen to
those running for various politi-
cal offices this year, you will hear
a promise to invoke new laws
for nationalized health care and
wealth reform.
In case you haven't noticed,
however, there are some laws
that are constant. For example,
there are judicial laws that are
non-negotiable. These principles
are the backbone of who we
are as Americans. There is also

physical laws that do not bend. If
you doubt that, try running into
a brink wall unprotected and see
what happens to your physical
There are also spiritual laws
that are inflexible. When those
standards are violated, the cost is
irreversible, This is why the Bible
is so emphatic that the wages of
sin is death (Romans 6:23.)
There is another set of laws
that are important to understand,
too. These laws are called the
"Win/Win" laws. Consider the
Zig Ziglar says, "You can get
everything in life you want if you
help enough people get what they
want." Truly successful people
make those around them better.
Michael Jordan exhibited

this quality of leadership as a
basketball player. Sure, he was
an incredible player in his own
right. But his team won six World
Championships because he made
his teammates better players
when they stepped on the court
with him.
Denis Waitely calls this "the
double win." In his book The
Double Win, he takes issue with
the law of the jungle, which is so
pervasive in America. Winning is
more than the survival of the fit-
test which states that for every
winner there must be a loser. The
ideas of succeeding and serving.
are incompatible in the law of the
jungle. The motto is, Do it to oth-
ers before they do it to you.
He offers a new strategy over
the old win-lose model. I can win,

arid help you win at the same
time. While I'm climbing the lad-
der of success, I will take you with
me to the top. That's what he calls
the double-win: If I help you win,
I win, too.
The Scripture puts it this way:
"Love your neighbor as yourself"
(Leviticus 19:10).
As you review these principles,
see if God's Word doesn't prove
to be a valuable resource for liv-
ing in today's world with added
success. I believe you will find the
Bible to be a powerful asset to liv-
ing in a winning way.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in

Guest Commentary

Four surprising rules everyone should live by
Whoa Nellie! That's what my rage to exact retribution. That was and that sorrow looks back, wor- suffice to make sure I did the tight
first reaction was when I hap- until he was fortunate enough to ry looks around, and faith looks thing.
opened to run into a former class- be contacted by a former Army up. For a long time I used to use
mate from high school a fewyears Chaplain who he had served with Rule 3. "Swear" that you will a saying one of my sister's in law
back, and he hit me with a very in Korea. be a better person today than you used to say, "Never get mad, just
disturbing answer, when I asked The chaplain got him to reas- were yesterday, and that some get even." After meeting my high
what he had been doing. sess his grief and convince him people wear their halos too tight, school friend and learning about
I knew from our last meeting that just like the trauma that they clouding their ability to discern the Four Rules, I have amended
of 10 years ago that he was, at both had observed and endured action from results. that "get even" philosophy with a
that time in government service in in Korea, violence only begets vi- Rule 4. Last but in no way much more enriching one.
Washington, D.C. So now, when olence, and introduced him to the least, when you "Lie" down in Itcomes from one of mygrand-
he told me that he was still in gov- Four Rules. He said that once the your bed at night, thank God that mother's book of parables, and it
ernment service, but had adopted Chaplain convinced him that'this you live in America and have your goes like this: "The best way to
what he called his four rules for is what his wife and child would freedom. And that unless you can get even is to forgive and forget,
living, "Drink, Steal, Swear and have wanted, he promised to ac- create a new world in five days, while to get something you never
Lie," I freaked and adamantly cept and put into practice the Four maybe adopting rage over reason had, you have to do something
asked what had brought on this Rules for Life, Drink, Steal, Swear, and giving advice to God is not you've never.done. So when God
drastic change in his life style, and Lie. such a good idea. takes something from your grasp,
Once he had calmed me down, He explained that Rule 1, This meeting with my old high he's not punishing you, but mere-
he promised to fully explain how "Drink", is that you must "Drink" school buddy was by chance, ly opening your hands to receive
and why he had morphed into from the "everlasting" cup every or was it? The lessons I learned something better. As the will of
four such seemingly outlandish day in total belief that if you feed that day have deeply influenced God will never take you where
rules. It seems that after his wife your faith your pain and rage will my life, disposition and how to the grace of God will not protect
of ten years and his four-year old starve to death, meet life's challenges. And even and provide for you."
child had been killed by a mug- Rule 2. "Steal" a moment to though I have not had to endure a Respectfully,
ger in D.C., he had been in total reach out and help someone who major personal tragedy, I feel that T, W, Bill Neville
despair and full of uncontrollable is in worse straights than you are. this exDerience could and would LaBelle

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Help local girl win contest Church News

Appraiser updates website

Fourteen-year-old Zena Gatch
has been performing in the
LaBelle area for several years.
Many of you may have seen her
at the Firehouse Cultural Center,
where she was in several mnusi-
cals and plays or you may have
seen her when she performed
at the Swamp Cabbage Festival
in 2006 and 2007. Chances are
you've seen Zena in plays at the
middle school, and this year at
the high school or at one of the
many churches and gospel sings
in South Florida that she performs
Her latest endeavor is a con-
test she just entered in which
she is trying to win a scholarship,
a Gibson Les Paul guitar and a
chance to perform with Rascal
Flatts. She joined the contest late
and is moving up in the rankings
rapidly, but she could use the sup-
port of all her friends and fans in
this area.
To view her video and vote, go
to, go to search,
click videos and type Zena Gatch

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in the keyword box. This will take
you to her video. It costs nothing
to vote. The contest runs through
April 16, and you can vote once
each day. Zena would appreciate
all the support she can get from
her community.

Back by
popular demand
The organ club "The Treble
Makers" will perform another or-
gan music concert in the sanctu-
ary of the First Christian Church
of LaBelle at the corner of Lee
and Fort Streets.
The concert will take place
April 13 from 1-5 p.m. Feel free to
enter or leave at any time during
the afternoon. Many types of mu-
sic will be played. Again, at this
. performance a donation contain-
er will be available. All donations
will go to the church's new rest
room fund.

First Christian
Church invitation
Parents, send your children to
the New Generation Youth Group.
Grades 3-12 for Christian fellow-
ship, this is a safe environment
for your children to have fun, fel-
lowship and a positive outlook on
They meet the first and third
Friday of the each month from
6-8 p.m. at the First Christian
Church Fellowship Hall.
If you need transportation to
and from youth group or have
questions please call 675-1366.

Come to
Cowboy Church
On Thursday, April 10, Cow-
boy Church, Hand & Hand Min-
istries of Palmdale, will hold its
monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Food
and fellowship at 7 p.m. Gospel
music and the word preached
this month by Billy Salmon of Co-
loston, Fla.
The church is located on the
corner of 5th. and Main in Palm-
dale at the community building.
All are welcome.

Submitted photo/Marylee Baker Free car-care

UES Students of the Month
Row 1-Katherine Aguirre, Cecilia Raya, Evelin Romero, Sa-
mantha Ochoa; Row 2-Marlusous Mitchell, Jason Rodriguez,
Adrian Seguin, Marlen Luna, Rikki Pack; Row 3-Sabrina Par-
tin, Anabel Navarro, Autumn Davenport, Zenia Mendoza, Di-
ego Bustamante; Row 4-Jasmine Craft, Lidianis Rodriguez,
Randy Partin, Alfred Williams, Caitlyn Mayo; Row 5-Patricia
Martinez, Nic Rivas, Brandon Gomez, Santos Vela.

ministry begins
Caloosa Baptist will be offer-
ing car care to single moms or
widows needing the oil changed
on her car. This car-care will be
free of charge on Saturday, April
5, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Any single mom or widow need-

FCB hosts homebuyer workshop

LABELLE On Monday, March
24, Susan Vaughan, Mortgage
Loan Officer at Florida Commu-
nity Bank, hosted an Education
Workshop for first-time home-
buyers. Despite the downhill slide
in the real estate market, there
was a great turnout of potential
homebuyers. The training was fa-
cilitated by Aida Barnhart, Hendry
County SHIP, whose mission is to
produce and preserve affordable
homeownership. The program
was designed to serve very low,
low and moderate income fami-
lies. Coordinator Barnhart taught
the attendees about down pay-
ments, debt ratios, credit scores,
qualifying for a mortgage and
talked about the advantages of
Special guest speakers includ-
ed Kristina Kulpa, Hendry County
Property Appraiser; Tina De La
Rosa, AllState Insurance Compa-
ny and Mary Lou Fuss, 2-10 Home
Buyers Warranty Corporation VI.
Kristina Kulpa talked to the home-
buyers about homestead exemp-
tion and about the new prop-
erty tax amendments. Tina De La
Rosa explained to the homebuy-
ers what insurance companies
are looking for when they insure
a home, including the differences
in hip and gable roofs. Mary Lou
Fuss enlightened the audience
about unexpected expenses that

Submitted photo
Experts filled in important details for possible first time home
buyers at a recent workshop sponsored by Florida Com-
munity Bank. Pictured from left: Mary Lou Fuss, 2-10 Home
Buyers Warranty; Susan Vaughan, Florida Community Bank;
Tina De La Rosa, Allstate Insurance; Aida Barnhart, Hendry
County SHIP; and Kristina Kulpa, Hendry County Property

can face a homeowner and in-
formed them of the availability of
a warranty that covers all major
components in the home.
Florida Community Bank is
planning to host more workshops
like this, so if you are interested
in attending one in the -future,
please contact Susan Vaughan at
Florida Community Banks, Inc.
is a $943 million commercial bank
holding company, which special-

izes in commercial lending and
has been serving SW Florida for 85
years, with offices in Hendry, Col-
lier, Lee, and Charlotte counties.
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ing this free service is asked to
please call the church office (863-
675-HOPE) and make an appoint-
ment for that day.
She will need to bring the oil
and oil filter for her vehicle (avail-
able at any auto parts store.)
This is an outreach to help meet
the needs of widows and single
moms in our community.

Helping Hand yard
sale planned
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
4 p.m.

Ministries seeks
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 expenses of
church. Just drop them off Satur-
day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come to yard sale
Come 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

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
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Church on Tuesdays at 6 pl.m. No
admission, no pressure, all wel-

Property Appraiser, Kristina
Kulpa would like to invite every-
one to visit your web site and
check out the updated informa-
tion and the new tools.
Some of the updates are:
1) Information on Amend-
ment One
. 2) A glossary of definitions re-
garding frequently used terms
3) Important dates for you to
4) New interactive mapping
a) measuring tools

b) sales search by radius
c) map appears on parcel de-
tail page
d) new sales report generator
5) additional links to forms in-
cluding the new portability forms
The office is always trying to
keep the latest information and
tools available to you, the tax pay-
er so that you can stay informed.
If you have any problems with
this site please call LaBelle 863-
675-5270 or Clewiston at 863-983-
1591 and Ms. Kulpa's staff will
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 10, 2008


Dois Burt Hickman
Dois Burt Hickman, age 73, of
LaBelle, passed away March 25,
2008 in Cape Coral
He was born Oct. 6, 1934 in-
Fort Payne, Ala. to late Hude Hick-
man and the late Eunice (Mullins)
Survivors include: one broth-
er: H.W Hickman of Cedar Bluff,
Alabama, niece, Joann Oden of
Cedar Bluff, Ala.; two nieces, two
nephews and friend, Jeanie Wat-
kins of LaBelle.
Private services were held
Wed. March 26, at Fort Denaud
Cemetery. Interment was in Fort
Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
All arrangements by Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home, LaBelle.

Herbert Franklin
Lawson, Sr.
Franklin Law-
son, Sr., age 103,
of LaBelle, died
peacefully at his
home April 2,
2008 in LaBelle.
He was born
Feb. 15, 1905 at
home on a farm Herbert
in Hall County, Lawson, Sr
Ga. to Nor-
mus Irving and Minnie Ophelia
(Green) Lawson. After graduating
from Young Harris College, Young
Harris, Ga. in 1925, he attended
Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.,
Coyne Electrical School in Chica-
go and took night classes at Geor-
gia Tech to prepare for a career
in Civil Engineering. While em-
ployed with the US Corps of Engi-
neers, he was sent to the Clewis-
ton and LaBelle area in late 1930's
for projects on Lake Okeechobee
and the Calossahatchee River.
While in LaBelle, he met and
married Virginia, daughter of
Judge and Mrs. H. A. Rider. In
1938, the Corps reassigned him
and he move his wife and two
children to Georgia, eventually
settling'inDecatur, where he re-
mained until-his retirement in
1970. At this time .the couple
moved back to LaBelle to be near
family and became active mem-
bers of Carlson Memorial UMC.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of sixty-one years, Virgin-
ia; his parents; a brother, Robert;
a sister, Rheba, all of Gainesville,
He is survivored by his son,
Frank (Holly) Lawson of Sun
- Valley, Idaho; a daughter, Janis
(Boe) Davidson of LaBelle; seven
grandchildren and numerous
great and great-great grandchil-
dren; brothers, Tom (Florence)
Lawson of Columbia, S.C., Carl
Lawson of Gainesvilla, Ga.,.sis-
ter, Bonnell (Herb) Valentine of
Gainesville, Ga.; brother-in-law,
Bill Rider of LaBelle; sister-in-law,
Lynda Rider of LaBelle and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Monday, April 7, at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home 560 E. Hickpochee
Ave, LaBelle with Pastor Jay Go-
forth and Pastor Benton Manguei-
ra officiating. Interment followed
at Ft. Denaud Cemetery in La-
Belle. Visitation was held Monday
prior to services at the funeral
home in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in Herb's memory
to Hope Connections, 475 E.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Torris Edward Snow
Torris Edward Snow, age 85,
of Homosassa, passed away Feb.
7, 2008 in Inverness. He was born

in the Navy. He worked as heavy
equipment operator for .many

iel L.. Snow, Sr., David M. Snow;
two brothers, William (Dub)
Snow and Elmer (Gus) Snow; six
grandchildren, Steven, Julie, Na-
than, Daniel, Jolyne and Michele;
three great-grandchildren, Daniel,
Brendan and Bennette.
Funeral services were held
Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, LaBelle with buri-
al in the Fort Denaud Cemetery,
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

William Harry
(Bill) Penn

William Harry (Bill) Penn,
age 52, of LaBelle, passed away
March 31, 2008. He was born
September 21, 1955 in Miami
Beach.-He loved creating, build-
ing and working with his hands.
He was an avid'sportsman. Bill
worked at family owned Biscayne
Sheet Metal Works. He loved the
outdoors building, cooking and
taking care of his ranch in LaBelle
called Penn Farms.

Survivors include his wife,
Diane Penn and mother-in-law;
Dorothy Lehtonen, parents, Glo-
ria Penn and Sam Penn (Marcia);
daughter,.Stacey Penn; step-son,
Patrick Willis (Shirley); sisters,
Valerie and Kimberly Penn and
niece; Sara Penn; step-brothers,
Michael Hodge and Ray Allender;
brother-in-law, Brian Lehtonen;
sister-in-law, Carol Lehtonen Riley
and step-grandchildren, Quinton,
Gracie and Audrey Willis.
Visitation was held on Sat-
urday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
560 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle,
FL 33935. Graveside services fol-
lowed on Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
at Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170
Cemetery Road, in LaBelle. A
memorial service was also held
on April 5, at the Fisheating Creek
Pavillion in Palmdale. Flowers are
welcome for services or dona-
tions can be made to Hope Hos-
pice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E,
Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Melissa Ann Lott

Melissa Ann
Lott, age 37, of
LaBelle, died on
Monday, March
24, 2008, in Le-
high Acres.
She was
born Dec. 13,
1970, in Rock
Island, 111. She
was a resident

Ann Lott

of LaBelle since 1997.
She was preceded in death by
her brother, Johnnie Kaskadden;
her mother, Deborah Ann De
Smet Kaskadden; paternal grand-
parents, Milton and Mary Kaskad-
den; maternal great-grandmoth-
er, Margaret De Smet Gressman;
maternal great-grandfather, Rene
De Smet; great-grandparents, Ida
and Julius Eeckhout.
Melissa always had a place in
her heart for animals, especially
her six Chihuahuas. She loved
meeting people and making a
difference in the community and
will be missed by all of the lives
she touched.
Survivors include her husband
of 17 years: Steven W Lott; her
son, Jonathan Thomas Lott; a
daughter, Brittany Ann Lott; her
father: Jack"(Sue) Kaskadden of
Port Byron, Ill.; iffaternal grand-
parents: Dick and Etta Be, Smet;
father and mother-in-law: Aiibrey
and Dale Laverne Lott; brother-in-
law: Danny (Becky) Lott; nieces
and nephews: Lyssa, Matthew,
Matthew, Ashley; sister-in-law:
Amy Douglas; nieces and neph-
ews: Vinny, Shelby, Amber. Funer-
al services were Thursday, March
27, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle with Rev. Ben Millican of-
ficiating. Interment followed at Ft.
Denaud Cemetery.
Donations can be made to
Jonathan Lott Trust c/o Olde Cy-
press Bank, 45 N. Bridge Street or
P.O. Box 1469, LaBelle, FL 33975
All arrangements were under
the direction of Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.

Paul John West
Paul John West died Thursday,
April 3, 2008, in Fort Myers. For
the past 15 years Mr. West was a
winter resident of LaBelle Woods
and Country Village. Mr. West
was born on August 24, 1921, in
Orangeville, NY to Ella and John
West and was the eldest of ten
children. He was the beloved
husband of nearly 54 years to Lo-
retta West and adored father and

grandfather of his five children
and ten grandchildren.
Mr. West was a graduate of
Attica High School (1939) and
of Cornell University (BS 1952,
MS 1967). During his lifetime Mr.
West was a cooperative extension
agent in Cattaraugus County, NY;
an industrial arts and agriculture
educator in Byron-Bergen, NY;
and was a secondary school guid-
ance counselor in Seneca Falls,
NY. He was an active member of
Rotary International, the Masonic
Lodge and the United Church of
Christ in Morganville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the family to establish a college
scholarship fund or to the Bata-
via Rotary International Memorial
Foundation, PO Box 347, Batavia,
NY 14020.'

Cheryl Lynn Jameson
Cheryl Lynn Jameson, age 48,
of LaBelle, passed away April 5,
2008 in Fort Myers.
She was born April. 8, 1959
in Fort Knox, Ky., the daughter of
the late James Henry and Alberta
(Grover) Howard.
She was the Transportation
Manager, employed by Hendry
County School Board.
She was preceded in death by
her father, James Henry Howard.
Survivors include her husband,
Jeff Perry, son, Kyle (Michelle)
Jameson of Lake Panasoffkee; her
mother, Alberta (Grover) How-
ard, Webster; brothers, James
(Delene) Howard, Webster, Kevin
(Valerie) Howard, Okahumpka,
Timmy Howard Folkston, Ga.;
sisters, Lee (Bill) McGoldrick,
Athens, Ga., Gail (Tom) Burry,
Webster; grandchildren, Karley
and Kody Jameson, Lake Pana-
Memorial services will be held
Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at
Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church, P.O. Box 310, La-
Belle with Reverend Sammy Co
A gathering of friends one hour
prior to service at Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church, La-
All cremation arrangements
are under the direction of Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.

J ne Mariapen
Jane Mariapen, age 73, of La-
Belle, passed away April 2, 2008,
in LaBelle. She was born Nov. 20,
1934, in Port Mourant, Guyana.
Survivors include her husband:
Daniel Mariapen; sons: Elvis Mari-
apen (Yvonne), Schenectady,
NY, Elroy Mariapen (Indra), Cler-
mont, Samuel John Mariapen,
LaBelle; daughters: Patricia
Mariapen, Jamaica, NY, Desiree
Santiago (Efrain), LaBelle, Karen
Moon (Nathan), Falls Church, VA;
and a brother: Harold Appanah of
Jamaica, NY.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, April 5 at Church of God-
LaBelle with Rev. Harold Hanks
officiating. Interment followed in
Fort Denaud Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home LaBelle.

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Fire squelched
On March 30 shortly after 6 p.m., Hendry County Sheriff's
Deputy Terri Hessler observed a vehicle on fire in the service
area at Langford Ford. Sheriff Ronnie Lee, Deputy Hessler,
and Corporal Mike Horn utilized their fire extinguishers and
were able to keep the fire from spreading until the City of
LaBelle fire truck arrived. The State Fire Marshal was sum-
moned and is conducting an investigation, according to the
Sheriff's Office.

Pool home on large lot,
loads of trees, 2BR/2BA,
extra room, apt. Large cov-
ered porch. $825/m

2BR/1BA, screened porch,
large shed, patio area,
w/picket fence. $650/m
pets ok

Education Briefs

Apply for scholarship
Applications for the Swamp
Cabbage Festival/Martha Jeanne
Puletti,Briede Memorial Schol-
arship 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 col-
lege, university or vocational pro-
gram. For more information, call
the Chamber office at 675-0125.

ABWA scholarship
Caloosahatchee Charter Chap-
ter ABWA scholarship applica-
tions are now available and can
be picked up at Badcock Furni-
ture on Main Street.

Free workshop
at Edison
To qualify for federal aid,
state grants and certain scholar-
ships all students must complete
their free application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 15,
2008. Need help completing it?
On April 12, Edison College will
hold a free FAFSA help workshop
on LaBelle High School campus
at 9 a.m. Bring all W2s and any
other tax information for the 2007
tax year. Students under the age
of 24 will need to bring their par-
ents's W2s and tax information in
addition to their own. Call Brooke
or Heath at (863) 674-0408 for
more information.
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LaBelle,FL 33935

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180+/- Listings of Homes, Property and Commercial/Industrial Sites.

Beautiful 2.5+/- acres with good access in Pioneer
Plantation. $39,000
S5+/- acre parcel in Pioneer Plantation cheap cheap cheap!
S2+/- acres mostly cleared with retention pondi drivewayl
house pad, new well & new septic tank, all in place &
fenced on 3 sides. $85,000
.59+/- buildable lot in town in a great neighborhood.
* 7+/- acres just over the Hendry/Glades line on Marshal
Field Rd. $160,000
* Beautiful wooded 5 acres in North Fort Myers. A great
place for your own ranch in the country, but only minutes
from town! $150,000
* Completely cleared & fenced, high & dry, easily accessible,
15 +/- acres in Muse & priced at only $10,000 per acre!
* 5+/- acres just off of CR 78 hidden away Perfect for home
or cabin get-a-way $250,000

* Beautiful 20+/- acres Pasture mostly improved with
nice trees especially on S 1/2; N 1/2 is mostly
clearedS. Sw corner has a small scenic pond
(approx.Il,'. acre) with island. $440,000
DEVELOPMENT! Reduced to $630,000
* RIVERFRONT HIDEAWAY on .91+/- acre! Your own seclud-
ed spot. In town, yet hidden avay Great river views of
LaBelle Bridge $395,000
* OVER 1000' OF RIVER VIEW PROPERTY! 6.45+/- acres
being one of the few places on the river that you can have
horses (1 horse per acre allowed). $495,000
* Absolutely Stunning 1 +/- Acre Cleared Riverfront
Homesite Located In Hidden Hammock S/D, Boasts An
Astonishing 190' +/- Of Riverfront On Florida's Famed
Intracoastal. $469,900

CRLL 863-675-4500

Sherri Denning i.itenr, IlcR l ER '.sta;e, is; ,,kcr-
S\ Assui.cates: Enily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory Bone, Lisa Cleghorn
AMLS southern I nonnic Denning, Wardl Dickinson, Paul Meador,l Wayne McQuaig,
o t.... ern l Katie Solloon, Nancy Lou Smith, Traccy Williams

1 RlTands 700 S. Main Street
----- JInvestments & Real Estate LaBelle, FL 33935

- :New

Real Estate CorD.

********** HOMES **********
* WATERFRONTI Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B
custom built home located in the Prestigious
Caloosa Harbor S/D. Features include an Oak
filled lot w/ canal frontage & direct access to
the Caloosahatchee River, porcelain tile, hard-
wood cabinets, granite counter tops in the
kitchen, a luxurious master suite with 2 walk in
closets, and much more! $289,900
* REDUCED! The Price is Right! You coull Ibe
the proud new owner of this 3BR/213 CBS
home. Features include vaulted hiut split
floor plan, large master suite, 2 car garage, and
much, much more! This showcase can Ibe
yours for only $149,900
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only
* Brand new 2007 4/2 CBShome with
dlen/o U1 IRsiGUN7Iiil T' rc1.
* 3BR/2B home located in thle prestigious river
front subdivision of Quail Run. Features
include fenced back yard, screened porch,
ceramic tile and much more. $129,900
* 3/2 CBS home centrally located near all
shopi p ttaic
tile 2i4 i?' ,r' itl r lot.

* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
'ake control with the affordability of this amaz-
ing 3BR/2B home. Remodeled kitchen and
wonderful screened lanai on the greenbelt.
Seize your chance at only $114,900
* 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 imagination you can turn this into your
dream home. $115,000
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner
lot. $108,000.
* Great investment potential! IBR/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 lux-
urious living. This 41B1/21 I home on 10+/-'
acres has it all, from it spacious family room
w/stone fireplace, master suite w/ office, cov-
ered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is
a steal (c only $350,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home oni
10+/-acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home. Fclatuires a warm confrtafhle living
...i. 1 f,. v . i . .0i i.kittchen, front &
real covered poIrches. $300,000
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+-/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motiviled seller. $160,000.

* 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 city? Get the best of hot orlds wit this
3BR/i IN ERn WI A CT ase
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 man-
ufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of living
area ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING
AVAILAB.E! $129,900
* Let's make a deal! You'll kick yourself later if
you don't lake advantage of this GREA' DEAL!
This 3 bedroom 2 bath home features built in
cabinets, large master bathl, spacious kitchen,
and pIlenty of elbow rroollum thru the rest of the
house. Outside you will find a fenced yard andl
storage shed. $120,000
* Priced to sell under alppraiscd value, 3/2 split
floor plan. Centrally located $75,000.
* lome Sweet Ilomnc! Affordable, completely
remodeled 3BAV2B home in town close to schools,
restaurants, shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will
make you hIappy to he home! $65,000.
* Looking to invest in some income producing
property? Tired of renting and ready to own?
This 2BR/1B home on .22 acre is the perfect

answer! Only $45,000.
Call about our vacant land
********** 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 Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
Seller financing, call for terms. $519,0001
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBell Tis commercial buiin currently
lhouseUN R ONT RAC trtwo
ways about it this is a great buy, rent them all or
open your own business. $400,000
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in l.aBelle. The
buildinIg as ov er 1800 square feet of office
space and has plenty of room for parking. The
floorplan has the advantage of being aIle to hbe
split into 2 separate rental offices, while still
Providing a common lobby area. $398,900
* Prime 20)+/- acre potential commercial par-
cel located near West Glads Elementary in
Muse and just minutes away from downtown
LaBelle. $3.50 per square foot.
* Invest i nw build later! Corner lot outsitle
city limits near town. $155,000.
* Commercial iaropery with frontage on SR 80
.30+/-. Make offer $80,000.



180 N Bridge Sr. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kanc. Brokt.r. A,,. iales Tr sha
Arnold. Denise Walker.
Beverh, Lurlis. Pl.rv Wilker, Wa.'nc
Simmrnns, Chrlent BRiven

Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 11iBi i ll and 2 half
bath estate abounds w/ signature apl'plointl ent, inic. 22'
ceilings, home office, library, formal &inlormil dining,

. , i ,'" "'. 1, 1 , I ,I 1 11111
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac, Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabitrets.
screen porcl on ifrot & back of home. Florida room
overlooks a stocked pond. Fenceld & coss-fenced. 40x60
metal workshop, 36x36 horse bharn w'tack room!
Country living' will lie ours as te o r of the rn 3o d 32 home
on 7.67 fenced acres. Features aa lanily roomt w/FrtIklin
: ..... I,,m. I ,, ,... l ..... screened lanai 2'ix 00' pole
; ,, iis& s storage shed. $495,000
3/2.5 thome ron I ic ii a oatiung comnulnitly Split floor
1..h,,, 1,. ., 1 1 -.4 1 ili ng ill li ilig
roont. New self clearing iiin-ground pool ill screened
laai., Oversized 2 calr gialge & sepailae dlciarlced
garage. $475,000
2 story, 31'2 homtite ont utver 3.5 act lesss possibiliis
exist w/ the open room on the 211d loor, Ildual ;I C &
nIewer KeInmorr kitchelln appliances 2i0'x 2' pole Iar
w/ workshop. Horses are welcome! $439,000
3/2 CBS Ihomete in small residential SR'D. Ove'rsizcl garage,
indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms, large master
suite, great room, breakfast ro)om, ti.le c' d flooriting, &
lanai. $399,900
3/2 Brick homr e on ,8 ac. iln thown. The extra's arc eld-
less: 28x33 bonus rtoom, custml cabinets. solid surlfce
countertops, stone backsplash, upgrtled carlpe & tile,
rick fireplace, 40x20\ screened pool, therapeudic spi,
indoor utility, 2 storage sheds iand fenced back yard just
to rnamle a few. Come and see tiis spectacular lhomle.
WVonderful CBS home on 6.6 aic offers endless possibil-
ities. Amenities include large rooms, wood lainaellill
floors al roof,mer f -. '....,11i, movie roon, pond
w/islandt horse barn 1i .. .1 Ready lor you & yo ir
family @ $360,000.
3/2 CBS split floor plan home built for entertaining,
I lome feaires galvalule roof, cathedral ceilings, large
master bath &' his & hers ,'walk-in closets, Sil'stone coun-
tclrops. iltraroasilitl marina within walking distance.
$350,000. Ownier ilainctiiiq
d , Il h ,I h .
I n g S i l e s i o n e T .. . | h
Nestled under the iitissive oaks, this la)e l.3 conicrele
block home wiltl ctg il n-grindt heated pool oln 1.5
oak lillcd acres is j ist minuti es Irom I.aBelle.
Outbuildings include workshop, sheds ind storage
buildings. $309,900.
CBS 3/2 home it Lrtel Oaks S. 1) Double f'roil doors
opell o1io n i' spacious grelt ooll. ; M:lster bedroom hias
his/hers walk-in closets & master athi\v walk through
shower. liitnracoasiAl i.;iriiii within walking distance.


$305,000. Otvnerofinancing!
CBS home w/over 2,486 sq. ft. total area in this 4/2 spa-
cious 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. Oiwnerfinancing!
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. Ou'nerfinancing!
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/ i bath, 3rd floor game room, &
many'more extras. $299,000
Spacious 3/2.5 two story home on 1.8 +/- fenced ac.
Features spacious front porch, large deck & screen
porch on back. Hurricane shutters, new roof. separate
S I,,, ,, ,, .I 2 ,00
ing. Split floor plain,vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen,
large lanai. Located only minutes from LaBelle & near
the Pt LaBclle Marina. $285,000. Ot'nerfinancing!
Spacious CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort 1 family liv-
ing. Splil floor plan, ,aulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. Located only ilinutes from LaBelle w/marina nieaby.
$269,000. Onmrerfinancing!
1/212 with lois of room for entertainment with
formal dining, breakfast nook & living and family rooms.
Sit on your .AC enclosed porch with privacy provided by
.. ii .. . 64.u-00
on .12 ac wilarge master Ied & bath, separate laundry &
large pantry Screened porch for outdoor fun. $259,900
3/2 CBS home built in '95 located in Belmont offers a lot
of lindiliiry Offering family & living nom, formal dining,
split floor plan, ncw roof in '07 & freshly paint outside.
Enjoy a private tack yal overlooking canal. $229,000
.12 within city limits, close to everything. Large oaks
grac e the yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo floors
in living, dining, master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile
in hathll & carpet in other bdroloms,. Great home for a
growing family. $195,000
This 32/2 wrdcin lolme is a clcl's dream clume true!
Granlie countenolps. island electric. Kraltilaid cabi-
nets. stainless steel appliances & sink. WXood laminate in
kitchen, tliniig & den. Backs u1p to Greetnblt. $189,900
This 312w many oaks oni the greenhelt has a rnxmy
Iloor plan, spacious Ilinroo ns, freshly painted, ien
appliances, new roofl new ieC, new stood laIninate Iloor-
ing & tile. $172,500
Huge oaks shade the tack arnl of this affordable 3
hr 2ba ioe. Features include spacious master Ietd-
r ,m, Iwood plank flooTrin, screened lrit entry, fenced
ack yarld arnd concrete slab baskettlal court. $149,900
Afforlable CBS hoIme, split floor plan & fenced back yardl
for tihe kids. This 3/1 split floor plla hole is in a great
famiily' neightlorlhood. $140,000
Spaciouts 2,2 on a corner lot with galvaluile roof, large
faIily iroon, wrood laminate floors, & separate well for
irrigation sysIcl. $125,000
Great starter home! 2'1.5 wisth I car garage. New kitchen
cabinets. Needs some TLC. $119,000
Welcome mat out! 'his 2/1 features wool laminate in liv;
ing & dining roorns, & carpet in bcdroomts. New kitchen
cabinets, appliances, fiuccts., fixtures and vinyl siding.
Screened porch acrss th, e entire back side of the house.
3/2 wood lirate home wi' SR 29 frontage. Includes
obiile homen Botli sold "as is." $80,000
BlIIEVE I OR NOT! 3/25 w/onfice in Pt, LaBelle, Home
not liiliished. 3t lls (Iitrction l draw done stage: Slab, 1st
rough plumbing, 1st electrical, parttitions and dry-in
done. I IHome is l, ir+/.- sq. ft. under air s/2 car gaRge.
Good orl ortuntity flor halindy man. $35,000.

Vii sa

Duplex, 2006, CBS ..... .$239,900
Riverfront, 5 acres .....$595,000
New Mobile on SOLD.$111,000
3/3 In town ......... ..$149,500

In town 3/2 on 1/2 ac .$159,000
New MH on 1/2 acre .... .$99,900
Case Road MH SOLD.$150,000
Gated, pool, 3/2........$315,000

233 N. Bridge St On the comer of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500

LOOK!! ALL UNDER $100,000

On Prow Terr. 1/1/1 On Schooner Dr. On E. Palomar Cir. 2/2/1
Asking $85,000! 2/1/1 Asking $99,900! w/above ground pool!
Asking $99,900!

Call the Office for Rental Availabiltiy!

Property Info.
New CBS Home Located In Beautiful Port LaBelle
4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage 2676 sq ft.
Solid Surface Countertops, Split Floor Plan,
Large Lanai, Many more Upgrades
On a Cul-de-sac

273,600 Now $233,600

Call for details 863-612-0551
Visit Our Model Center: 2480 East State Road 80
Open 7 days a week, 8am-Spin After 5pm by appointment only
Se Habla Espailol

Ask about our rentals and discounted lots







8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 10, 2008

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

It must be Spring!
Softball is in the air. Here the Redhawks and Fighting Irish go head-to-head after opening ceremonies April 7. Pastor
Shannon Craft pitched the first ball this season. While the girls started their season, the Little League boys took the field
on the other side of Davis-Pratt Park. You won't want to miss the fun and the action.

Sport Shorts

Longhorns plan
Longhorn Boston Butt barbe-
cue is scheduled for April 18, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Station
drive thru. Dinners are $6 and in-
clude Longhorn Famous Boston
Butt, homemade potato salad,
bake beans and roll. Advance
tickets can be purchased from
any board member or by calling
Charles at 673-1285. Drive up or-

ders welcome until it's all gone.
The group is raising money for its
upcoming season. Please come
out and show your support and
enjoy a great lunch!

Longhorns to meet
The LaBelle Longhorn Boost-
er Club monthly meeting will
be held on April 10 at 7 p.m. at
the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation
Building on Cowboy Way. Any-

DAV supports crisis

The board of 144 Disabled'
American Veterans got together '--
at their Community Market to give '. ""'.
a check to Cliff Avery for the on-
going work and remolding of La-
Belle's only working crisis shelter "T -
and adding their sponsorship to
this year's "Summer Family Film
Festival." LaBelle Chapter 144
Disabled American Veterans have
been using a community market
to support'worthy organizations
and activities for the last 12 plus
years. The market is located on
the corner all Highway 80 and
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The market is open from sun-
rise to 3 p.m. and is open to every-
one. Right now they have from 75 . ^
to 80 venders that sell everything '. -
from fruits and vegetables to "~-
kitchen appliances. You will find,
produce of every type, clothing, N o
everything for your home, com-
puters everything new or.used. .
The invitation of the LaBelle
Chapter 144 Disabled American
Veterans is "Come find a Trea-
The board of Chapter 144
Disabled American Veterans un-
der the direction of Commander D.A.V. CHAPTER#1
Steve Williams have assumed the
responsibly of driving veterans to H EN RY CO UNT
and from their medical appoint- LaBelle FL
ments at Miami, Sebring, Bay
Pines and Fort Myers. This year
the D.A.V has purchased a third From left: Joe Oliver Sergeant at
van to add to their service fleet. Schall Senior Vice-Commander and

one wanting to coach football or
cheer is urged to attend.

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
THURSDAY: April 17, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting
and 20 Yard Target League.

SUNDAY: April 20, 3D Archery
Shoot at the Nalle Grade County
Park in North Fort Myers. The
shoot is hosted by the Lee County
Archers. A roving field range con-
sisting of 20 3D target stations, and
a 14 station N.F.A.A. field course.
Sign up 8-8:30 a.m.; shotgun start
at 9 a.m. A $10 shooting fee ap-
plies. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-
SUNDAY: May 4, 9 a.m., 900
Round event.

shelter, festival

44 ,

Submitted photo/Clifford Avery
Arms, Millard Wagnon Community Service Officer, Bob
d Steve Williams Commander.

New department head School Lunch Menu

Kevin B. Lew-
is, chief executive
officer of South-
west Florida Ad-
diction Services.
(SWFAS), has
announced that
Dawn Clark has
been appointed
director of Adult Dawn
Outpatient Ser-Clark
vices at SWFAS.
In her new role, Ms. Clark will
be responsible for all outpatient
addiction treatment services for
adults, adult drug courts in Lee,
Hendry and Glades counties as
well as the Employee Assistance
Ms. Clark brings more than 18
years of experience in the mental

health and addictions field, both
as a clinician and as an adminis-
Prior to joining SWFAS, Ms.
Clark was the director of the 30-
bed Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit
and the 10-bed Children's Cri-
sis Stabilization Unit/Addiction
Receiving Facility at Lee Mental
Health, Inc., in Fort Myers.
She received her Bachelor of
Science degree in human devel-
opment from Mount Vernon Col-
lege in Washington, D.C., and her
Master of Science degree in men-
tal health counseling from Nova
Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale. She is a Certified Ad-
dictions Professional (CAP) and
a Certified Addictions Prevention
Professional (CAPP).

Mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer and asbestosis have been conclusively
linked with exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing products. Millions of hard
working people in the U.S. were exposed between 1940 and 1980.
Locations where asbestos exposure commonly has occurred are:
Construction Sites Ships
Industrial Sites Automotive Repair Shops
Chemical Plants Motorcycle Repair Shops

Professions commonly included are:
PIpe Fitters

* Demolition Worker
* Heating Contractors
* Electricians
* Ship Workers

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other cancer
resulting from asbestos exposure, call Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Echsner &
Proctor, PA toll free at 1-888-383-MESO or visit online at

Lawyers at Levin Papontonio Thomas Mitchell
Echsner & Proctor, PA are licensed to practice
law in Florida with principal offices in
Pensacola, FL. Co-counsel may be associated.

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CAL TLL RE .. 88*33 ES

Lunch menu for the week of:
April 10-17
LaBelle area schools
Primary grades
Thursday, April 10: Nachos,
green peas, peaches, salsa;
Friday, April 11: barbeque
pork sandwich, potato tots, mixed
fruit, chocolate chip cookie;
Monday, April 14: cheese
pizza, tossed salad, sliced pears;
Tuesday, April 15: Cheese-
burger, potato tots, lettuce, to-
mato and pickles, oatmeal raisin
Wednesday, April 16: Italian
dunkers, corn, pineapple;
Thursday, April 17: Hot tur-
key ham and cheese sandwich,
lettuce, tomato and pickles, baked

nacho cheese, spiced apples;

Secondary grades
Thursday, April 10: Tuna
salad sandwich, baked nacho
cheese, mixed fruit, chocolate
chip cookie;
Friday, April 11: Taco, lettuce
and tomato, corn, cherry jello;
Monday, April 14: Manager's
Tuesday, April 15: Beef a
Roni, tossed salad, broccoli, max
stix Gilard;
Wednesday, April 16: Hoa-
gie sandwich, lettuce and tomato,
french fries, mixed fruit;
Thursday, April 17: Bar-
beque Chicken sandwich, potato
tots baked, diced pears.

Muse/High Pines
Marshall Field
Country Meadows
Crescent Acres

Glades County Republican Executive Committee is bringing the
"party" to you Monday, April 14, 2008 7 PM at Muse Community
Center, CR 720/Loblolly Bay Rd in Muse. The next few months
we will be meeting at different communities to make sure you
know your Republican Party is actively supporting our candi-
dates. We want to expand the voter registration list in your area
and official forms will be available at the meeting, as will cam-
paign material for Hal Valeche, Congressional Candidate
District 16 and Presidential Candidate McCain. Tvo Glades
County Republicans have pre-qualified: Tony Wilson for Sheriff,
and Cannon Eley for Commissioner District 3 and plan to meet
you at this meeting!
Please plan to attend and bring a friend.
Democrats are always welcome guests too!
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Fundraiser planned

The community is invited
to a barbecue to benefit Com-
munity Rebuilding Ecumenical
Workforce (CREW), helping ru-
ral Hendry and Glades counties
recover from Hurricane Wilma
and prepare for future disasters.
The fundraiser will be held
on Saturday, April 26, from 4-8
p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, located at 310 W Os-
ceola Ave., Clewiston, Fl 33440.
Please RSVP by: 04/23/08 at
(863) 983-2390
This will be a celebration of

Florida Resiliency in the face of
disaster. C.R.E.W, along with
its partners, wants to celebrate
all the giving that has come
from local sources and across
the nation to help our two rural
communities survive. They also
want to raise money for their
current rebuild, as well as future
There would be a: silent auc-
tion, dessert auction, cake walk,
barbecue ribs, corn on the cob,
hayrides, games for kids, and a
arts and crafts table for the kids.

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Program InclijdiJ
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S or me and countless others and it will
work for you too." Gina

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875 Industrial Ct. LaBelle, FL 33935

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(863) 675-0761

Woman wins State Hopping Contest

after using Thera-gesic
,, RBEXAR COUNTY- Mary Ann W. applied
Thera-Gesic to her aching hip and one day later
^ went on to win the State Hopping Contest.
When asked what she likes most about entering
Shopping contests. she painlessly replied. "None
of your dang business!"
Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic" moment!


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 10, 2008 9

Community Briefs

Chamber fundraiser
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is partnering with
Belk's for a charity sale on Satur-
day, May 3. Come to the chamber
to purchase a $5 ticket good for
$5 off your first purchase during
the sale from 6-10 a.m. May 3.
Proceeds from the ticket go to the
chamber. The store will be offer-
ing some great sale items 20-50
percent off during that time. You
can also register to win a $1,000
Belk shopping spree.

Pioneer meeting to
discuss taxes
Pioneer Homeowners and
Neighborhood Watch meeting
will be at the Pioneer Community
Center Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
The topic for this meeting will be:
TAXES, are you happy with yours?
Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information call Fred
Bosley 983-9544.

LHS talent show
The annual talent competition
will be held at LHS on Thursday
evening, April 17, at 7 p.m. Come
out and join them for a night of
fun, and enjoy the showcase of
talent by LaBelle High School
students. The event is sponsored
by National Honor Society and
the cost is $3. Ribbons and cash
awards will be presented.

Welcome to car cruise
The South Central Florida
Car Club invites everyone to join
them for their monthly cruise-in
April 16 6-8 p.m. at Popeye's on
SR 80. They'll also be signing up
anyone interested in attending
the Big Lakes Cruisers Sugar Fest
Rod Run as a group. For more
information contact Tom Corbitt

VFW plans yard sale
VFW Post 10100 will have a
huge yard sale Saturday, April
12, at the post home on SR 29S.
Doors open at 7 a.m. and will
remain open indefinitely, rain or
shine. Something for everyone!

Glades Republicans
to meet
Attention Muse/Marshall Field/
Country Meadows/Crescent
Acres/ High Pines Republicans.
The Glades County Republican
Executive Committee is bringing
the "party" to you Monday, April
14, at 7 p.m. at Muse Community

Center, CR 720/Loblolly Bay Rd in
Muse. The next few months they
will be meeting at different com-
munities to make sure you know
your Republican Party is actively
supporting its candidates. They
want to expand the voter registra-
tion list in your area and official
forms will be available at the
meeting, as will campaign ma-
terial for Hal Valeche, Congres-
sional Candidate District 16 and
Presidential Candidate McCain.
Two Glades County Republicans
have pre-qualified: Tony Wilson
for Sheriff, and Cannon Eley for
Commissioner District 3 and plan
to meet you at this meeting!
Please plan to attend and bring
a friend. Democrats are always
welcome guests, too!

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet at Forrey's Grill April 17
at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. All wid-
ows welcome.

ABWA dinner planned
The Caloosahatchee -Charter
ABWA will have their spring en-
rollment dinner at Flora and Ella's
on April 10, at 6:30 p.m. Join them
for dinner and learn what the Ca-
loosahatchee Charter American
Business Women's Association is
all about. Please note that you do
not have to be a business owner
to be member of the association.
Call Brenda at 675-3760 if you are
planning on attending.

Yard sale benefits LHS
The Zeta Lambda Chapter,
Beta Sigma Phi, will host a yard
sale, Saturday, April 12, from 7:30
a.m. till noon on the parking lot
of the Belle Center, 419 W. State
Road 80, just east of the City Hall.
Besides the usual yard sale items,
they will be selling beautiful Glad-
iolus for $5 for 10 stems. All pro-
ceeds will go toward the schol-
arship fund and toward Project
Graduation at LHS.
Call 863-673-2173 or 863-673-
6498 for more info.

Prefile now for 2009-
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your
2009 tax exemptions now. You do
not have to wait until January 2,
2009 to file. If you file early you
can avoid the rush, the waiting in
line and perhaps even forgetting
to file and missing out on the ex-
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Las Noticias en Espanol

Homicidio En
Primer Grado
La victim que fue atacada el
22 de marzo muri6 en el Hospi-
tal Memorial el miercoles 26 a
las 8:13 p.m. El responsible del
ataque ha sido acusado de homi-
cidio premeditado.
De acuerdo con los informes
de los investigadores, Luis Orocko
de 23 alos, habia discutido con
Jose Antonio Villareal por los.os-
tos de reparaci6n del vehiculo de
Orocko. Villareal era el duefio del
taller de mecdnica que estt Ilcal-
izado en La Calle Puente 260 a un
costado del testaurante Forrey.
Orocko permaneci6 en el tall-
er hasta que todos se fueron. El
fue arrestado despu6s que los Ofi-
ciales lo encontraron manejando
en la 78, en esa ocasi6n lo acusa-
ron de intent de homicidio. La
victim de 75 afios, habia sido en-
contrada sentad en una silla plds-
tica en su negocio con la cabeza
ensangrentada, estaba vivo pero
no respondia, las puertas del ne-
gocio estaban todas abiertas. Vil-
lareal fue transportado al hospital
y estuvo bajo atenci6n medica
hasta que falleci6 por las heridas
sufridas durante el ataque. El crS-
neo de la victim fue brutalmente

golpeado varias veces con un in-
strumento de metal.

Noticias de La Ciudad
Los residents de Riverbend
continian haciendo un esfuerzo
para compartir el access de la
calle con la comunidad con la
creaci6n de un parque recreacio-
nal de 176 acres planeado por la
Ciudad al lado norte del rio Ca-
loosahatchee. Los residents de
Riverbend dicen que ellos no se
oponen al proyecto del parque
pero no les gusta que la gente se
vaya a meter en sus propiedades

El Concilio de Desarrollo
Econ6mico tendrd una cele-
braci6n por el Cinco de Mayo en
el Restaurant Tarasco el sabado
3 de mayo a las 6:30 p.m.
Este es el segundo afio que El
concilio hace esta actividad para
recaudar fondos.Prepare su mejor
receta de salsa para el concurso,
habr6n pifiatas Ilenas de regalos
y sorpresas. Los tiquetes cuestan
$35. Llamar al nfimero: 863- 675-
6007 para mas informaci6n.

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.
'39-277-9244 xt 209 :t
*. Sc Hubla Espanol .. ....

Call- 863-673-8862

Unplanned Pregnancy?

Consider Adoption

Physician Owned & Operated -
Free Consultations Available

1-800-779-4412 4

North American Adoption Agency
2332 Pine Ridge Rd Naples, FL 34109

Please stop by during those hours
and put your filing for tax exemp-
tions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call the
LaBelle office at 863-675-5270 or
Clewislon at 863-983-3178.

Need help with
Social Security?
If you have questions about
Social Security or Supplemental
Security Income or need help in
completing an application for
old age, disability and survivors
insurance, Medicare or Supple-
mental Security Income benefits,
call 1-800-772-1213 or come to
the United Way House, 117 Fort
Thompson Ave., April 1 between
9 a.m. and noon.


For as little as $15.00
CALL 863-675-2541
or email

Air Conditioning & Electric. Inc.
All (OiDITIONIll i EICll(c

813 675-0022
IhawF rCACNR1 F 000l413 7


Move on....:
....iit reality!
Want spiritual answers?
Want out. otaddiction?.
.intl mci.Iiing in life?
Every Tuesday 6:00 pm
iChl l 01 tlie Good 'lti lk'lil
ICollIlswood &'pt:llt
['Pt LaBelle, fl
863 675-0385

C&B Fencing, Inc.
Agricultural, Residential & Conimmenn'r
Field, Wood, Chain Linl. ', P\C
Fence Automatic Acce"ss Gatcf
Call Clay at
863-675-7818 Leave Message
Lic HC 1026.SP & Insured


Pool Service
Home Watch Lawn Service
Pet Setting In-Home Service Sitter
Servicing Alva, Clewiston, Felda, Muse,
Immokalee, LaBelle & Lehigh Acres
Seth 239-633-0504
Diane 863-673-5256


All types of Rooting,
Repairs, Rcroofs New Construction
Over 20 years experience in the
Soulliwesl Florida area
(239) 693-9923
I.ic9ICCCI 32803O:
lialrlllclrslip-root'inll .conll

LaBelle Area Girl Scouts and Brownies donate cookies to needy families.


For as little as $15.00
CALL 863-675-2541
or e-mail

Serving Hendry Lee
Collier Charlotte
lades Miami
Brotuard Sarasota
LOCAL: 863-675-4436
TOLL FREE: 866-675.4436
State Lic & Ins. CM-CS0571S

All Major
Quality Used Appliances and Repairs
Cell 863-673-8944
Se Habla Espafiol
137 S. Industrail Loop Suite 5
863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Licensed & Insured


For as little as $15.00
CALL 863-675-2541
or email


Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
Owner Roger Alexander, SR,
Lic HC096.SP and Insured

ZChe king CRoup
The alternative to
ordinary real estate.
Mel King
-i MS Lic Real Estate Broker

S91 Cowboy Circle LalBlle, F,. 33935
Office: 863-674-0600
Fax: 863-674-0604
Hours: Mon. Pri. 7 am 5pm
Sat. 7 am 12pm
Delivery Available
1Your lical .otore /io all ,onrie rtsuii '.

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.and old Florida. sivic IhoIc

(239) 872-8340
Lcensec & &*us,

We want to earn your business
and grove with 'the ares

850 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
Archl Llirion Mangr/Partnr


For your nexl Gathering,
Function or Special Event
For information call
Ilablailmos Espanol



Serving S WfFlorida since 1966


Daniel Rennolds, owner
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #CAC1814613
I :ll-']; _____I;,

U .a
Bush hoggiog, mowing/grading,
or other jobs?


For as little as $15.00
CALL 863-675-2541
or e-mail


Mobile Home Setups Inc.
New Installations
Re-levels & Repairs
Skirting & Siding
Lie. 1H0000881

280 north bridge street
located in the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle

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A/C & Heating Services LLC
741 S. Bridge St LaBelle, FL 33935
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127
Sales Service Refrigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Lic CAC1815266
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il to% Tractor Service
Mobile Storage Bush-hogging
"Mobile Storage Made Easy" Mowing
Store at your place or oursI Loader Work
Commercial & Residential
Rentals & Sales Landscaping
Any Size Container to Fit Your Needs ---- Sodding
Delivered Anywhere
Office: 863-674 1876 (863)
Cell: 863-673-8373 6' 73-2T.7




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Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
Ads will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.

or call

1-877-353-2424 (Toll Free)

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Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is illegal or
considered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800-464-6331 for pre-
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

AUCTION Partnership Disso-
lution 652-Acres Divided &
Equipment. Sat., April 26,
11amn Turner County, GA.
This property sells in tracts,
combinations of tracts or as
a whole. 13 tracts with large
& small tracts, 200-acres in
CRP Longleaf & Slash pines
receive Federal payments.
Mature pines on the proper-
ty, 35-acre lake & 7-acre
pond, quaint cabin on lake.
Pasture land ready for hay or
cultivation. Over 6,160 ft. of
frontage on Lee Road. Also
selling a long list of farm &
construction equipment.
Terms: Pay 20% down, 10%
buyer's premium. SPECIAL
7.9%, call for complete
terms. GAL#2034.
(800)479-1763 John Dixon
& Assoc. www.johndix-
Land & Timber Auction -
3,304+/- Acres offered in
46 Tracts. Located in Walton
& Okaloosa Counties, FL and
Escambia Co., AL. Land for
hunting, timber and potential
home sites, near Fort Walton
Beach, FL. Saturday, May 3,
10:00 AM. For more infor-
mation, got to schraderauc- or call
800)451-2709. Schrader
Real Estate & Auction Co.,
Rex Schrader:
Shop from a gilt catalog
that's updated Pegulaly:
the classifleds.

Double & Double Urns. Lo-
cated in Port Charlotte, FL.
$750. (302)747-7766


CANOE Found along river.
Please call (239)728-5481
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Items In
the classifieds

LOST: CAT/Ig male, white/tan
w/dark brown/black mark-
ings. Vic. of Laurel Oaks Vil-
lage. Call 863-674-1823
Aqua Isles Park. Approx ear-
ly March. No questions
asked. (863)675-5702
w/bobbed tail, front white
paws. Elm St. Approx 3/14/08.
Please call (863)673-0696
XBOX 360 W/Guperman de-
signer face, Nintendo Wii &
several'games $300 RE-
WARD! (863)673-4328
SW section, no collar, mixed
breed, lost 3/24 Call


BEAGLES -2 Females 1 M
Walker, 1 Male & 1 Female
Blue Tick, 1 Male Pit Mix to (561)441-5108
BLACK LAB Male, 8 mo.
w/papers. Very loving. House-
broken. Needs a good home!
KITTENS- free to good homes.
Ready to go 4/12/08
loving home, 10 wks., get
along with cats, paper
trained. (863)673-5206
MIX PUPPIES Free to Good,
loving homes ONLY.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



Tree Trimming
& Removal
SStump Grinding
SShaping & Topping

Licensed and Insured

ait Roof.

Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
License #CCC 1325950

Place your ad here
for as little as
$27.94 per week
Call Shawn, Dale
or Barb at
to learn more!
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Come for sale Stay for
LaBelle Area, Sat. 4/12
8am-?S. 29 behind B & J Auto
Machine. 6299 State Rd 29 -
South. Dryer, Dishwasher,
furniture, clothes, cookware,
dishes, school desk & more
4/12 @ VFW Post 10100,
located on South Highway 29,
next to the rodeo grounds.
Doors will open at 7am til ??
Rain or shine! There will be
something for everybody!
Don't Miss

This One
LABELLE Sat., 4/12, 8am til
?, 455 Belmont St., House-
hold Items & Clothing
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-

PORT LABELLE Sat., 4/12,
8am til 6pm, 4002 Cascade
Lane. Clothing & Lots of

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

SURE, DIVORCE Worries and
Woes Arrested? Injured?
Auto Accident? Unhappy
Marriage? Call an Attorney
24 hours AAA Attorney Re-
ferral Service, Inc
For various errands in La-
Belle, Lehigh & Ft. Myers
areas. Drivers license, Ins. &
Background into required.

Full Tim

Em o mant

Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sale's 230

Needed to help Land
Manager/Safety Coordinator
and Company Engineer in
Immokalee office. Pay
commensurate with
experience. Please
fax resume at 239-657-2337
to load lumber for
deliveries and unload
lumber off of trucks.
Must have forklift
certificate and drivers
license. Bilingual a plus.
2 yrs Flatbed
experience required.
Call Dennis 863-675-3131

Wholesale Agricultural
Irrigation Company
is hiring for
Warehouse, Counter
& Management
positions in
Immokalee. Please fax
all Management
resumes to
All others APPLY IN
PERSON at 212 New
Market Road West in

2 yrs supervisory exp. needed
and current FL LPN license.
Competitive salary and

When you want something
sold, advertise In the

Hii~i" ii

has the following openings:
LPN Must have current FL
LPN Lic & 1 yr exp.
have 1 yr exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English pref.
Competitive salary and ex-
cellent benefits. Fax resume
to (863)983-9604 or apply
at FCHC, 315 South W.C.
Owen Ave. Clewiston, FL

P/T Bilingual Intake
needed in LaBelle office
Clerical & computer skills,
proficient in Word & Excel.
Must be compassionate &
professional. Bilingual
English/Spanish a must!
Resume to: betty flowers@
or fax to 239-278-9028.

Hiring 18-24 Guys/Gals.
Work and Travel Entire USA.
2 Weeks Paid Training.
Transportation and Lodging
Furnished. Start Immediately!
$1,100+/week. Jacksonville
Terminal. 100% Company
Paid Benefits. Class A-CDL
& 100K Miles Required. Paid
Car-Haul 'Training! Call John
@ Waggoners,
Drivers: ACT NOW Sign-On
Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn over
$1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A and 3
mos recent OTR
Helping the government. PT
No Experience. Excellent Op-
portunity. Call Todayll
(800)488-2921 Ask for De-
partment G5.
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000
bonus. Keep the Army Na-
tional Guard Rolling. Fix
Humvees, Strykers, etc. Ex-
pand your skills through ca-
reer training. Be a Soldier.
No Truck Driver Experience-No
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking
Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsored CDL
Training. Be OTR in Three
Weeks. (888)368-1205.
Must be 23.
Find It faster. Sell t soon-
er in the classifleds

Full Tim


Get Crane Trainedl
Crane/Heavy Equip Training.
National Certification. Place-
ment Assistance. Financial
Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction. Use code
"FLCNH" or call

Full Tim


Avg. Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr
Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer
placed by Exam Services,
not aff w/USPS which does
hiring. (866)713-4492.
Shop here larst
The classified ads

Therefore, We Sell at a Total
Sat, April 12th, 11:00am
B &J Auto Machine
Full Machine Shop
6299 So S.R. 29
LaBelle, 33935
Fly Wheel & Rod Cap Grinders
Boring Bars & Valve
Rod Heaters/Hot Tanks/Seat
Rod Hones and Mandrels
Piston Press/Stands/ Pneu Press's
Master Head Surfacer/ Bench
Air Compressors/ Air & Hand Tools
Shop Carts/Tool Boxes/Parts
Loads of Inspection Equip
Speciality Tooling
Nitrous Transfer Sys
View All Info Pics & Description @
AU 1680 AB 1971
15% B P Applicable

Labelle -
Goodwill Industries is seeking a Store Manager
for the Labelle retail store.

Store managers are responsible for store
operations, staff management and sales.
Minimum 2 years direct retail management
experience. Full-time with benefits.

Apply online:
or fax resume to: (239) 995-2188.

Include salary history and expectation.


Fulltime ERRN II StaffSupervisor
Valid FL lie. Min 3yrs exp.. ACts, PALS reQ.
Perdlem RN NursingSupevisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or
supervisory status. ACLS PALS req.
Per Dim- CNAMonitor Tec (Night Shit)
Must possess a valid C.NA Cert. and exp. monitoring rhythm recognition.
Full time Registered Nurse
Must possess a val FL license w/atleast y p. in area ofexpertise.
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with to+pys sup exp or RHIT wth three+ys sup ep. Must
demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM Classificationsystem
and DRG methodoky. Must ha the abiy to use computezed medical
record abstract and encoder, and possess good technical skis.
Full time LPN or Certified Medical Assistant
(LaBelle Clinic)
Minimum of three years healthcare experience required. Candidate
must have excellent customer service skills, be multi-task oriented.
and work flexible hours.
Part time/ Per diem
Twoyears experience in a healthcare related field preferred. Must
have strong customer service skills and the ability to engage in
public contact work with patients and co-workers.
Full time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
(ARNP) (HRCCC LaBelle)
Must possess excellent communication skills to interact with
patients, staff, and the community. The center presently operates
during the hours of Sam 8pm Monday Friday and 8am -
12Noon on Saturday. This position requires flexible scheduling.
Full time Case Manager/UR Coordinator
Clinical position requires FL RN license. Must be able to
demonstrate a high level of financial, interpersonal, and
communication skills.
Full time Discharge Planner/Sodal Services Coordinator
Clinical position requies either a FL RN license or Social Service
Degree. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal
and communication skills.
Full time Inpatlent/Outpatient Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology and
proficiency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be able to communicate, both
written and orally and maintain confidentiality of all patient infor-
mation. Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Full time Mammographer/Radlographer
Must be ARRT registered with a valid FL License to practice
Radiologic Technology.
Full time BC/BE Internist
Wanted for Hendry Famil Care Center in Clewiston. Florida. lob
duties: Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of both common and
complex illnesses of adolescents, adults, and the elderly Applicant
must have a MD degree or equivalent, completed a residency in
Internal Medicine, and eligible for a Florida Medical License.
Qualified applicants may send resume via fax 863-983-0805 or
via email to No 1-1 waiver opportunities.
Full time Admin/Data Support Assistant (Quality)
At least 2 years exp in a data support/admin role. Must
possess strong clerical/secretarial duties to assist Quality
department. Will assist with data compilation, aggregation.
meeting minutes, and other administrative functions: must
be proficient with MS Office applications.
Part time Department Secretary (Risk/ Compliance)
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and understanding of
confidentiality Must be proficient wth MS Office applications and
taking minutes. Must be able to type at least 45 WPM.
Full time- Food Service Aide
Previous experience in a hospital kitchen environment preferred.
Will perform tray set-up and diet control.
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Dining Room Server ......2 ... .Evenings ... .Hourly ......Part-Time
Cocktail Server ....:..1.. ..Nights/Grave ...Hourly ......Part-Time
Prep Cook................3 ....Day/Swing ...Hourly .......Full-Time
Public Space
Floor Attendant.........1 .....Swing .....Hourly ...... Full-Time
Maintenance Tech .......1 .....Swing ..... Hourly...... Full-Time
Casino Host............... 1 ...All (Flexible) ...Salary .......Full-Time
Maintenance Supervisor .1 .....Flexible .....Salary .......Full-Time
Players Club Supervisor .2 .... Flexible .... .Salary ...... Full-Time
Public Space Supervisor .1 .... Flexible ... .Salary ...... Full-Time
Security Supervisor ...... 1 ..... Grave ..... Salary .......Full-Time
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training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
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meet the job requirements.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Please call:
863-517-0461 or
Sharon or Ashley

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

We will come to you
Get it Clean
Get it Right II
At a Great Price II!

Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties,
quinceaneras. 675-1625.


Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfeids.
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Cabinets, Doors, Ceramic
Tile, Bathrooms, Kitchens,
Painting, 10% Senior
Discount. 31 yrs. exp.
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Air C6nditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630'
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
ILuggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs _"' 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Goodman 48k btu, serviced
every year, like new. $2000
or best offer. (863)763-3932

FARM-ALL CUB Lawn trac-
tor, Circa 1948. Good
shape. $1900

x 26 D, several yrs old,
working well. $80
new cond, white, inclds
match undercounter micro-
wave. $200 (863)484-0332
Near New TV's: 32", 2- 20",
14", & alyr old Maytag
Washer. (863)675-1571
RANGE Tappan, Elec. & Elec.
Whirlpool dryer. Both work
great. $150 Will separate.
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $350.
(863)517-0664 (Muse)
Very good condition. $175
side, Kenmore/Whirlpoo,
white, black trim, exc. cond.,
$200. (863)763-0141
STOVE Whirlpool, good con-
dition. $75 (863)763-4220
or (863)610-4611
more, White. Excellent con-
dition. $225 for the set.


blonde Oak, 4 chair, great
condition, Irg table, matching
chairs. $100 (561)389-1590
FURNITURE French Provin-
cial, Lexington, solid wood,
9 pcs., BR & more, $800 sell
sep. (863)763-8149
$500 or best offer.
LOUNGE Durapella cocoa
purchased at Royals, 3yrs old.
$400 (863)357-1812
SOFABED Queen size, excel-
.lent condition, never used,
beige print. $200

WASHER Kenmore & Whirl-
pool dryer. Good shape.
$200. for both
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

2000S, 10 bulb, $100 or
best offer. 863-634-5888

BIKE 21 speed, 26" Magna
Womens bike and car carrier
rack. $50 (863)840-0442

Amore $10 (863)763-1059
lequin $10 (863)763-1059

QUANTUM HUT 40 x 44 x
15, never assembled. $4500
(863)357-2795 after 6pm
QUANTUM HUT 40x44x15,
Paid $6000. Asking $4500.
(863)357-1975 After 6pm

FLOOR TILES 50-60 tiles,
18"x6", All for $40. or best
offer. (863)697-8881
GARAGE DOOR fits 7x9' wide
opening, all hardware includ-
ed, Craftsman opening, etc.
$400. Call 863-634-8366
TILE 10 cases, 4'/ x 4%,1
Daltile brand, White glazed ce-
ramic, K101 441P1 shade
5550. $100. (863)635-9084
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. Like new.
$700 neg. (863)763-3932

BABY ITEMS Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
Scooby Doo, 10 pc sheet
set, fits toddler matrss, good
cond. $25 (863)763-6131
from Little Tykes w/crib mat-
tress. $100. or will sell sep-
arate. (239)770-5493
TOYS For infants to 3 years
of age. $60 takes all or will
sell separately.
(863) 763-6131 Okee area

white. Beaded. Child 14-16
or size 2 Jr. Like new condi-
tion. $60 (863)675-0246
once! Several colors, sizes
3-5. $125 will separate.
WEDDING DRESS sz. 12/14,
beaded white satin, $400 or
best offer. (863)228-0926

bered- Franklin Mint Amer
Folk Art collection, asking
$100 (863)763-0356
Gibson. $325

Vista, Network ready. Brand
new, never used. Still in box.
$1000. (863)697-1702
plete. $125 Call Tony at
vill's, 1 Gateway, w/moni-
tor/keyboard/mouse. $300
will sep (863)675-3752
#15 black for HP $20
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
Excellent condition.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like new!
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.

BAMBOO TABLE w/glas top
& matching chairs, from
smoke & pet free home,
$150 neg. (863)467-1396
BED FRAME Full size
w/brass headboard, solid
wood daybed. $60 will sell
separately. (863)675-2759
BUNK BEDS heavy duty
frames, Full size top & bot-
tom, $250. (863)610-3147
BUNKBEDS Red/metal, twin
top, full bottom, includes
comforters, curtains & val-
ance. $100 (239)986-0174
COUCH Leather, Ottoman,
Camel color. Good condition.
$150. (863)677-5222

(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
PALLETS 40" x 48", Oak,
Used once. $5.
(305)525-8413 Immokalee
TARP complete w/ frame.
8'Hx12'Wx30'L. Great or
Boat or Auto. $200
TRAP MACHINE outers, sin-
gle stk., auto, w/100' control
system & 12v heavy duty
batt., $700. (772)530-6448
AVANTI w/small refrigera-
tor below. For office or
home. $20 (863)763-7983

w/matching foot stool & ta-
ble lamp. $100 or best offer.
(561)389-1590 Ocala
TABLE 48" Round, 4 Chairs,
Bakers Rack, 3 Shelves,
Wine rack. 3 Match Bar
stools. $350 (863)763-7386
TABLE Large, French Country
w/5 tall back chairs & leaf.
White wash w/ oak table top.
Heavy. $125 863-674-0098
TABLE wrought iron, beveled
glass top, w/4 upholstered
chairs, new, $150 now!
Rocking Recliners glass
holder/storage between. Ma-
roon. $350 (863)763-7386
TV TABLE With pull out
drawers. Oak. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
TWIN BED SET White, com-
plete, Good condition. $175.
or best offer. (863)677-5222

GOLF CLUBS Left handed,
full set irons/1-7 metals. Like
new bag. $400.

woodgrain, approx 6', Locking
glass door w/bottom wooden
doors $150 (863)635-9084
ITHACA Model 51 12 ga.,
auto with poly choke, $375.
Call 734-777-4495
NEWTON 1st type standard,
cal. 30 USG (30.06), dbl. set
triggers, exc. cond., $795 or
best offer. (863)763-5120
REMINGTON Model 870 Mag-
num 2 3/4-3", $400. Call
SAVAGE Model 99, Unertl
scope, cal. 300 Savage, very
good cond., $575 or best of-
fer. (863)763-5120

AB LOUNGER $50 or best of-
fer. (239)986-0174
Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
TREADMILL Big Heavy duty,
Hardly used. Paid over $900.
Asking $400 (863)675-0246
$100 (863)634-2582

GOLD FROG Lovely, dia-
mond encrusted 18K gold.
S900. Please call after 6pm
(863)983-8792 ask for Lisa

from Rob & Stuckey, ask-
ing $500- 971 E. Lincoln
Ave, Labelle to see.

BI-PAP With heat. $500
nice shape. $300
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $2000.

used, portable, Craftsman,
1251b. psi, w/60' of hose &
an auxiliary tank, w/125psi
capacity, $175 for both.
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. Call Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
$250 (863)763-4525 or
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
"*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
ovt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $225 (863)610-1750
$300. or best offer. Call for
more details. (863)946-1481
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.

Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BUMPER POOL 4 horse,
needs a little work, $500.
HORSE TACK breast collar,
head stall, roper reins, tie
down, never used, $65.
HORSES (4) 2 Mares & 2
Colts, sweet but green, never
been ridden. $400 for all, will
sep. (863)484-0303


ACCORDIAN Professional
electronic, Spertra mixer,
Amp., Crumar accorder.
$900. (863)675-7865
w/built in pick up, model
GAD-30 NAT, w/hard shell
case. $800 (239)503-0339
PIANO Young Chang, Pol-
ished Ebony, Full size. Excel-
lent condition w/ bench.
$2000 (863)634-5038
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000

yrs. old. Aquarium & access.
included. $250
DASCHUNDS (2)- male ( blue
& white pie dapple w/blue
eyes) & female (Red & white
pie), CKC, $300 together or
$200 each (863)467-9520
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.
1 yr. old. Friendly. 3 story
cage & access. Up to date
shots. $250 (863)697-6824
TOY PUPS With health cer-
tificate. $500

megapixel, $400.

42" deep, pump, skimmer,
steps, filter, needs liner $500
neg (863)6.10-0851
Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
TION/EZ Financing. Call
'(866)348-7560. www.Kay-
POOL 5', above ground,
w/tennis game, cleaning
equipment & cover, $350.

& vehicle, portable unit w/2
bases. $100 (239)503-0339

remote. Good, Clean condi-
tion & ready to use. $25.
EMERSON 9", AC/CD with
remote. Has all cords & rab-
bit ear antenna. Good, Clean
cond. $25. (863)357-3786
TV & STAND 19" TV, Stand
is black, holds up to 32", Ex-
cellent condition. $400

phase. $200 (863)467-5401
or (772)359-2923
20 gal, tank. Asking $175.
CAR DOLLY/portable crane -
$350. Call 863-697-6625
CHAIN SAW asking $125
visit 971 E. Lincoln Ave, La-
belle, to see.
GENERATOR Contractor
3000 like new, $300.
GENERATOR Norstar Pro Se-
ries 550, 120v/20amp,
120/240v-20 amp, 9hp,
runs, $100. (863)763-2036
TABLE SAWS (2) 10", (1)
Craftsman & (1) Black &
Decker, $200 will sell separ-
ately. (863)467-6475

VACCUM Kirby with all at-
tachments. $250,
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
VACUUM Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
$200 (863)634-9526


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855

IApt n

PONY Min Shetland, 14 yr
old black & white paint mare,
kid safe. $950

BUSH HOG Rhino, 6 foot.
$1800. (863)234-1230
BUSH HOG Self propelled,
tow behind model, 42" cut, 8
hp Briggs & Stratton. $475
FERRETS- 3-(F), -(M), With
large cage, all accessories
for $250. or best offer
(863)634-3783. 7pm-9pm
hp, 61" cut. $3900
chine w/mulcher blades.
$550 (863)675-2882
complete w/grass catchers,
good cond., $400.
LEAF BLOWER/mulcher/
vacuum with bag, new con-
dition, $55 or best offer. Call
gar, like new. $200
Ibs, 2 nozzles & hose. Good
condition. $500
RECLINERS Pair, Outdoor
folding gravity w/steel
frames. Padded head cush-
ion $130. (863)532-1584
11.5hp, $200 or best offer
TILLERS 2, Troy Built: 7hp
Horse model & 5hp Tuffy.
Both B&S eng. $1000 will
separate. (863)675-4858

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-i1 am. 763-3127

SADDLE New 16" Win-
tec/Western Sinch, alum stir-
rups, seat saver lambskin.
$325 (863)763-9214
SHOW CHAPS Black suede,
size 8-10, great shape,
comes with case. $75
(863)675-4098 evenings
black/tan, not top grade
leather, 16" seat. 200
(863)675-4098 evenings


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

$326/Mol 4BR/4BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
Ext 5669.
Always Renting? Buy a 3bd
2ba Home only $200/mo!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings (800)482-9419.

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

1br, 1ba, All Util. incld.
& br, 1 ba studio
Fully furnished, Stone
tiles throughout.
Community pool.
Se habla espanol.

TWO UNITS Close to airport.
25x50 or 1 unit 50x50
w/bath. Overhead doors. No
auto repair. (863)675-3010

-Aat et 09

Luxury Condo
$850/mo plus
References Req'd.
No Pets
Willard Realty
PORT LABELLE 2 br, 2 ba,
new appl, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, furn.
$145,000 (863)675-3010
Hose -Sa

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo!
3bd 2ba Home only
$199/mo! More 1-4bd
Homes Available! For List-
ings (800)482-9419.
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
FOR RENT! Wonderful, Large,
New, 3 br, 2 ba in Port La-
Belle. Avail immed. $1000/mo
+ sec. (863)673-0066
$326/mo! 3/BR Foreclosure!
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
2 car garage. $1000 month.
Large 3BR/2BA home for rent
in good neighborhood.
& 3 BR, 2 BA $900/mo. Call
(863)675-4554 or
PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech-
wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New
home $900/mo. Call
954-658-1552 Eugene
Pretty Two Room Cottage near
U-Save and Taco Bell, La-
Belle, a/c, shaded lot, city
water & septic, no pets,
$525 mo. + $525 sec.,
lease, ref's. (863)675-2392

LaBelle $125 wk. Electric. TV,
Phone, Internet & Furnish-
ings. Reduced rent for work
possible. (863)675-1039
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL

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

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1 BR/1 Bath
$650/mo plus
References Req'd.
No Pets
Willard Realty

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

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities

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

Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Homre Matinotenant&tce & Repairs too
20+ yr'. exp./Locally, owned & Oeranted

2/2 doublewide, 1,295 sq. ft., on
quarter acre lot, waterfront,
extra long drive and high
carport, cathedral ceilings
580 Bennett Ave. in LaBelle. 10%
down payment, financing avail-
able. Appraised at $113,000
REDUCED to $90,000!!!
Call 239-997-1069 or

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$10,500! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR$326/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home
only $50k! Payments from
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings & info
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
LABELLE: Near Courthouse
Reduced $30,000
Rent $995 mo. w/Optionto
buy or owner financing
considered. 3 Bdrm. 2 Ba.
Large rooms. Top Area!
Priced To Sell ASAP
Deal Directly with Owner.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
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.

10 acres in pvt comm
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First RIty (561)385-7888
CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres
on cul-de-sac, 250 Taft
Blvd., 509' Frontage, for
sale or lease. 561-985-7570
NANCED 10-acre estates,
paved road, underground
electric, $89,900, great val-
ue, special low interest rate, Flori-
da Woodland Group, Inc.
(800)352-5263 Lic RE Bro-
1.25 ac. on paved main road.
412 Bald Cypress Ave.
$40,000 neg. (561)985-7570

LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only
$119,900. Own the dream!
New 1,800 sf log cabin.
package. Near FL/GA border.
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Mobile Homes

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

MH STEPS Fiberglass with
aluminum railings, 24" H x
36" W, 2 sets. $200will sep-
arate. (863)467-8607

dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE 2br,lba, $500/mo
+ $500 sec. dep. Call
(239)246-5106 after 2pm or
leave message.
LABELLE Case Rd. on 2%
acres, small barn in back,
bring your horses, $775 mo.
+ sec. (239)461-0462

LABELLE: 2br singlewides,
$150 & $175 wkly.
$600 P/M includes until.
2Br/1Ba, AC
Adult Park in City
No kids, No pets
Call (863)517-0764
NEAR LABELLE 2br, 2ba,
on 2.5 acres. $135/wk +
1st, Last & Sec. dep.

Mobile Home Angels
Cuartos \ 2 Banos. Empe-
sando de $36,900 sencia
14x70 Double Empesando a
$45,900. Llamee para mas
information 863-612-6511
Lowest Prices on Mobile
Homes in Southwest Florida
0% Down When you own your
own land. Call for your early
credit approval. 863-675-8888
or 863-612-6511
We also offer land home
packages & owner financing.
SALE Models in stock sold
cheep. Negotiate your best
price. We also have many
lots avail. (863)675-8888 or
Mobile Home on '/ acre
fenced lot, $45,000 or best
offer. Owner Financing pos-
sible. 239-860-8582
New DW on /2 Acre in nice
subdivision. (863)675-8888
NEW 3 BR / 2 BA Doublewide
on your lot for $41,90.0 in-
cludes A/C and Setup.
$2200 Down, Low monthly
payment. (863)675-8888
NEW 3 BR; 2 BA DW on V2
acre lot. $87,900 Very easy
financing w/low down pay-
ment. (863)675-8888
PIONEER 2% acres, 3 yr. old
MH, 3BR/2BA, above ground
pool & shed, $125,000.
WHY RENT.., When you can
own your OWN home. Call
for more info. Easy financ-
ing. Call Lorena for your ap-
proval. 863-612-6511 or

TRADE in your old Mobile
Home for a NEW
Manufactured Wind Zone III.
No money needed & low
monthly payments.
Call(863)612-6511 or
money down w/your old
home equity. Very easy fi-
nancing. Low prices on all
new 3 & 4 Bdrm. homes.
863675-8888 or


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035

BOAT 12', 15hp Evinrude
mtr., w/traller, $1200.
BOAT TRAILER 29', with
brakes. Needs fenders. $800
or best offer. (863)467-0222
CANOE 16" Old Town, Cus-
tom wood seat backs. Out-
board bracket, Paddles.
$475 (863)902-0316
GAMBLER 21FT '89 150hp
engine, $3000
TRACKER 18'6" Grizzly
fish/duck boat, 25hp, Kohler
Go-Devil $4200 Must see

top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
MOTOR HOME '84 Excalibur
36', Class A, Dual A/C, 6.6
Onan. $3000 Or best offer.
MOTORHOME '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
SCAMP '76 13ft, refrig, AC,
located in Palmdale.Good
condition $1500

Brand new, Free Star. Load
Range D-205-75-15. $200.
Firm. (863)467-1547

FIFTH WHEEL '96 Jayco Ea-
gle 29 ft, extra clean, ready
to go, new tires & more, re-
duced to $8900

new, for 150 hp Yamaha
outboard $95.
14.5"x15", Chrome plated,
Right hand. $30
BOAT TRAILER 14', needs
lights & tires, $150. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
BOAT TRAILER 18' galva-
nized, perfect condition,
$300. Call Charlie at
plated rod holders. Like new
$300 (561)254-7458 Cle-
ta, 50 Ib thrust, 1 yr old.
$300 (423)863-2789
shaft & Long shaft. Used 3
times. $265. or will separ-
ate. (863)824-0801

BOAT MOTORS (8) Antique,
Outboard, 1940's-50's. $400
for all, will sep.

TER CUSTOM '05- 1200cc,
lots of chrome, low miles,
bring cash make offer
HONDA 300EX, '98 sport-
bike, aftermarket exhaust
pipe, many extras, fast,
$1800 neg. (863)228-1046
candy apple red, low rider
eat, 20k mi., true classic,
$1500 neg. (863)228-1046
- VT750, 4,065 mi., w/sad-
dlebags, luggage rack, sissy
bar, $3950. (863)673.0656

Continental, 3 rail. Holds up
to 3 motorcycles. Like new.
$700. (863)675-6000
RS50 APIRILA '03 runs &
drives, 85% complete, low
miles, clean title, $500 firm
Custom paint, New clutch,
handle bars, windshield &
Yoshimura exhaust. Small
scratches on right side.
$4500 (863)634-6603
700cc, w/saddlebags, new
battery, 12,400 mi., $1500.
'00 650, exc. cond., 6k mi.,
with accessories, $3800 or
best offer. (863)634-9403
Rare, Many new parts.
Needs restoration. Asking
$850. (863)634-2154

E THUNDER 90 '03 Needs
carb cleaned to run. $150
firm (863)259-7472
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4800 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston
HONDA RICON 250 $1,600
or best offer. Call
'05, 4X4, Very good condi-
tion. $3100 or best offer.
'00 Needs motor only.
$400 or best offer.
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trlr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $4500. (863)674-0865
great shape, $800 or best
offer. (863)610-3147

24', Toilet, tub, shower. A/C,
Heat, refrigerator, sleeps 6,
$4900. Firm (863)983-8810
JAYCO 32', New A/C & gas
water heater. Everything work.
Good tires, Elec. hitch. $1700.
Neg. (863)673-2284

JAYCO EAGLE '01 38 ft,
w/14ft deep slide, many ex-
tras, must see. $9500 Call
(863)673-5162 for appt.


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

BOX CHEVY '80 2 dr, inside
done in green & purple, runs
ood, needs to be painted
1700 (863)517-1597
miles, loaded, cold a/c, new
tires/brakes. $5000
Convertible. Red. Runs great.
$5000. (561)718-8504
trans, have title. $500
(863467-5401 or
772 359-2923
- excellent condition, $6,000.
863)357-0803 or
'97 Loaded, leather, runs
great, 6 cyl, auto. $1950
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$4000 (772)475-3191
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, asking
$2000 (863)467-8113 after
'95, A/C, New top. New
paint. Runs great. $3000
(863)763-4746 Lv. msg.
& 1- 1989, Both for $1500
Call for details.

Police Impounds for Sale! 97
Honda Civic $500! 94 Toyo-
ta Camry $7001 For listings
call (800)366-9813 Ext
75K miles, Auto., Air. Excel-
lent condition. $2500
with a 1.8 eng, 5 spd, wh ext
& dk blue int, good cond,
$1800 cash (863)227-1266

Pay Cash, Free Pickup

4x4, 305 small block V8,
Needs motor work. $1500
FORD F150, 1994 4x4, new
tires, hubs; auto, A/C, cruise
works, $3,000. Call
863-357-4567 after 6pm

AXELS (2) 2000 LB, $75 for
both. (863)447-1258
CHROME RIMS 22" w/tires,
Set of (4), fits Trailblaz-
ers/Envoys. $800.
& Goodyear 24570R17 tires,
fits Dodge Ram 1500, $600.
GRAMMER for 04-05 Che-
vy Duramax Diesel truck.
$200 (863)697-0328
- Ford Super Duty Crew Cab
pickup, fits 99- current $300
HONDA MOTOR 8hp, side
shaft, $100 or best offer.
JEEP RIMS (4), 5 lug, like
new condition. $200.
RIMS & TIRES Set of 16"
Ford SD Lariat w/brand new
265/75/R16 Gen Grabber
At2. $700 (561)261-6421
RIMS- 20", chrome, Star
faced, 60 % tread on tires,
$600 (863)517-1597
F150 with 20,000 miles. Great
shape. $250. or best offer.
(863)467-1070 Lv msg

Tite hitch with ball included.
$75 (863)610-1073
VAN SEAT for Dodge Cara-
van, blue, good cond., fold
down, $40. (863)674-0098

BED LINER Fits Ford Ranger
Shortbed, Mid to late '90's.
Good cond. $95.
(863)610-0186 after 12 p.m.
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1300 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2582
DODGE 100 PICKUP, '88 Ea-
gle alum. cap. a/c, auto,
power, quad/stereo $2000
flatbed, asking $1500
DODGE RAM '87, Bought to
be restored. Recent tune-up,
Some new chrome. Needs
work $2000 (863)634-6603
FORD '1985, 2 tone, step-
side, New motor. $1500
FORD F150 '83 2 new tires,
runs great, good work truck,
auto, $1000 neg.
FORD F150 '88 New rebuilt
engine w/lOk miles, 3 spd
auto, great truck. $2000 part
trade cons. (863)634-2364
FORD F150 '91 Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
(863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '94 LWB, 6 cyl,
auto, cold a/c. $1650
FORD F150 XLT '99, 4x4,
113K mi. Very nice truck.
$3800. (863)763-2692
FORD F250 '96 4x4, AC,
runs good, asking $3800
FORD F350 '89, (with Title)
Diamond-plate flatbed w/
goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs
Great! $2000 (863)675-7699
Ext. cab, 2 tone beige/brown.
Cold A/C, Standard. $3000
FORD RANGER- '89, ext. cab,
4 cyl, 5 sp, new clutch top-
per, runs great, $1500.
work truck, 5 speed, $1500

cab, long bed, 17k mi., V6,
auto, a/c, cruise, tilt, cd; exc.
cond., good gas mileage,
$14,000 or best offer

Black, 4 door, Runs good.
180K miles mostly Hwy.
$2500. Neg. (239)770-2922
GMC JIMMY '94, 4x4, Runs
great. $1500 or best offer.
Tow pkg. 454 Big Block
Chevy. Runs great. $2500
(863)763-4746 Lv. msg.

pull 2 axle 18', ramps, lights,
rakes 10.5K load cap.
$3200. (863)697-9704
neck, 3 axle, 30' x 8', Ramps,
Lights, Brakes, 10.5K load
cap. $3200. (863)697-9704
w/ramp, $500 METAL
w/alum bed, elec brakes,
Mag wheels, spare tire, alum
ramps, used once, $5000
(863)675-2562 /673-4095
bump. w/tack room, needs
paint touch ups. $1000 or
est offer. (239)691-4675
for hauling items. $250 or
best offer. (863)697-6033

CHEVY G20 Conversion Van
1984 350 motor, 400
trans, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)234-9901
senger van. $950 or best of-
fer. (305)370-5647
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great, $1100
'92, $950 or best offer.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
clean um a breeze

Edison College presents spring student concert series

Free events at
Barbara B. Mann Hall
The 2008 Spring Student con-
cert series will be the last which
Dr. Dennis Hill will conduct as a
full-time faculty member at Edison
College. Under Hill's direction,
the Concert Band, Orchestra and
Jazz Ensemble have performed
over:200 free public concerts over
the past 32 years.-
The series opened with the
Jazz Ensemble on Monday, April
7, followed by the Orchestra and
Chorale on Monday, April 21 and
the Concert Band on Wednesday,

All concerts are open to the
public with complimentary tick-
ets available from the musicians
or through the Barbara B. Mann
box office. Please call 863-481-
4849 for more information.

Symphonic Orchestra
and Chorale
The Symphonic Orchestra and
Chorale will perform on Monday
April 21, at 8 p.m. Orchestra se-
lections will include "La Forza
del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi,
Movement 1 of "Symphony

No.5" in C minor by Ludwig Van
Beethoven and lighter selections
by Leroy Anderson.
The Chorale will join with the
orchestra to perform. "Polovtsian
Dances" by Alexander Borodin.
The 45 members making up
the orchestra are both Edison
College music students and tal-
ented community musicians from
the five-county area which Edison
College serves.
The Orchestra is under the di-
rection of Dr. Dennis Hill.
The Chorale concert will begin
with three pieces.
The first, "Laudate Dominum",

is by Spanish composer Tomas
Luis de Victoria; the second,
"Festival Hosanna", by Carole
Stephens, and the third, "In Praise
of Spring", by Felix Mendelssohn-
The Chorale will then join the
Edison Orchestra for the Polovt-
sian Dances and The Salute to
The Armed Forces. Guests this
year will be the chorus from the
Southwest Florida Christian Acad-
The Chorale is under the di-
rection of Candace Baranowski
Sundby and Mary Griffin Seal, Ac-

Special thanks to Jennifer
Rousky for her collaboration.

Concert Band
The Concert Band will perform
a program of traditional marches,
overtures and show tunes on
Wednesday, April 23, starting at
8 pm.
Among the featured marches
will be "The National Game" and
"On the Campus" by John Phillip
Other literature will include
"American Overture For Band"
by J. Wilcox Jenkins and "Les
Preludes" by Franz Liszt, tran-

scribed for band by Mark Hinds-
ley. Featured soloists will include
euphoniumist Johnathan Orcel
performing "The Carnival Of Ven-
ice" for Euphonium and Band,
and "Deep River" featuring the
tuba section.
The 60-member band is com-
prised of Edison College music
majors and other Edison stu-
dents, area high school students
who take early college classes at
Edison College, and community
members from Lee, Charlotte,
Collier, Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. The band is directed by Dr.
Dennis Hill.

Cracker: The Last Cowboys of Florida

By Barbara Oehlbeck
With the overwhelming loss of
grazing lands for both cattle and
cowboys this new (DVD) movie
is just in time to bring this loss to
the attention of the public, and to
hopefully spark an interest in call-
ing a halt or at least a slow down
to the destruction Florida is now
Of Florida's 67 counties, there
are no exceptions (not even
Glades County which is said to be
the poorest in the state) to the en-
croachment of development that
is fast turning ranches and farms
into asphalt jungles and highways
and more are in the planning
stages even in the face of the cur-
rent down-turn in the economy...

World Premiere April 14
The old saying "seeing is be-
lieving" applies to the production
of Victor Milt's latest and most
ambitious film CRACKER, The
Last Cowboys of Florida, which
has just been selected by the Palm
Beach International Film Festival
to be featured at the official world
premiere in Mizner Park, Boca Ra-
ton on April 14 at 3 o'clock.
By film, CRACKER takes you
to remaining ranches over the
sunshine state, powerfully dem-
onstrating the role cowboys have
played in Florida for over 250
years, including Glades County
and adjoining counties. The film
vividly examines the intimate life
of the Florida cowboy, on the
range, at play in rodeos and in
dozens of private and revealing
interviews with some of Florida's
oldest and youngest who call
Florida home.
Dealing with the little known
history of cattle ranching in Flor-
ida, (the second largest cattle
state in the USA, of which Glades
County figures prominently) from
the first introduction of cattle to
the Americas by Ponce de Leon
to present day ranching, the film
shows' how cattle land has al-
ready painfully diminished and
continues to do so. As the cow-

i. h Mi

With this movie you may
own a "last look" at a way of
life that will soon be forever

boys and ranchers grapple with
the loss of their gazing lands to
encroaching development, solu-
tions are sought far and wide in
this compelling DVD documen-
tary, 75 minutes that will open
eyes and heart to what has al-
ready happened, is happening
and hopefully what can be done
about it.
Victor Milt's award-winning
film is dramatically shot and
hauntingly beautiful, document-
ing the work, the play, the families
and the very beliefs in the good
earth of the cowboys of Florida,
powerfully depicting the devasta-
tion they face, indeed, that we all
must face and acknowledge.
This extraordinary movie
loudly documents the force of the
people, demanding action NOW.
Filled with first person interviews
it may prove to be a eulogy for
a Way of life that is rapidly dis-
appearing. Frightening in its vi-
sion and positive in its delivery,
"Cracker" leads the way in the
new independent film making of
The story is unique. From be-
ginning to end, the message is
astounding and ultimately impor-

tant for each and all who love the
real Florida.
With this movie you may own
a "last look" at a way of life that
will soon be forever gone. Victor
Milt, director and creator is the
recipient of numerous national
awards in the field including:
The Florida Choice Award of the
Independent Film Festival, Palm
Beach International Film Festival,
Finalist Ole Muddy Film Festival
Silver Award and the Blue Cross
Film Festival's

Directors Choice.
Many of the ranches in Glades
County as well as adjoining Hen-
dry, Highlands, DeSoto and oth-
ers have already been raped and
their forests ruined, yet there are
old timers and new timers who
refuse to give up and who even
now are "waging war" for pres-
ervation of our natural resources,
including our precious water...
This extraordinary full length
feature movie was produced by
George Pratt, Gordan Mac Martin
of Arcadia and Martin Ross over a
two year period. Directed by Vic-
tor Milt, the movie was filmed by
Adam Milt, Douglas Milt and CO
Slavers with startling black and
white photography by Michael J.
Kraft as well as a preponderance
of stunning full color images of
people and places in Florida that
few have seen.
CRACKER has already met
with enormous popular approval
in limited screenings over Florida
and New York. The executive pro-
ducers are Dr. Barbara Carlton
and Kim Bretton Milt. "Cracker"
is a non-fiction historical work
produced by Cowboys of Florida
Barbara Oehlbeck is an au-
thor of non-fiction books, ar-
ticles and essays who lives and
writes in Glades County. She can
be reached at 863-675-2771 or Or you can visit
her website at barbaraoehlbeck.

April 6-12: Wildfire Awareness Week

culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles Bronson
has announced that April 6-12 is
Wildfire Awareness Week. The
second week of April has been
designated as Wildfire Aware-
ness Week in recognition of
Florida's devastating 1998 wild-
fire season, when more than
half a million acres burned and
337 homes and other structures
were damaged or destroyed..
"March, April and May are
usually the most active months
of Florida's year round wildfire
season," Bronson said. "We have
been fortunate in the amount of
rainfall we have received up to
this point this year, but there is
a very good chance that we will
see an increase in wildfire activ-
ity over the next few months." .
The Division of Forestry re-
sponds to an increased number
of escaped yard debris fires this
time of year. Bronson urges resi-

dents to use caution when burn-
ing yard waste and to follow the
-- Yard waste is vegetative
debris such as grass clippings,
brush, leaves, tree limbs, etc.
that are a result of yard mainte-
-- Burning yard waste does
not require an authorization
from the Division of Forestry, but
you should check with your local
city or county officials to see if
there are any restrictions in your
-- Your fire must be contained
in an 8 foot diameter pile or non
combustible barrel and must
be at least 25 feet from forests,
25 feet from your house, 50 feet
from a paved public road and
150 feet from other occupied
-- Don't burn on windy days
or when the humidity is below
30 percent
-- Never.leave a fire unattend-

ed, and make sure it is out before
you leave
-- Keep a shovel or water hose
-- If your fire escapes, you
may be liable for suppression
costs and damage to the prop-
erty of others
Since January 1, 2008, 776
wildfires have burned 14,523
acres. Most of these fires were
caused by human carelessness.
"Floridians can take additional
precautions to help prevent wild-
fires by reporting all suspicious
fires to 911 or their local DOF
office, never leaving a campfire
unattended, disposing of ciga-
rettes properly and making sure
all vehicles and equipment have
properly working spark arrest-
ers," Bronson said.
Contact your local Division of
Forestry office for more informa-
tion on fire prevention tips'and
burning rules and regulations, or

Joseph Timm, an Edward
Jones financial advisor in LaBelle,
recently vas named a support
specialist for new financial advi-
sors by the firm's regional leader.
In this role, Timm is respon-
sible for mentoring and training
roughly 15 new financial advisors
in the Southwest Florida area.
"So many people at Edward
Jones were instrumental in help-
ing me get off to the right start as
a new financial advisor," Timm
said. "I'm grateful to have a
chance to repay that kindness by
helping others achieve success
earlier in their careers."
Jim Koinis, a regional leader
and financial advisor in Punta
Gorda, said he chose Timm for
the position because of his strong
work ethic and skill in mentoring

and coaching others. The region
Koinis oversees for Edward Jones
includes 65 financial advisors.
"Joseph has the experience in
and knowledge of the financial-
services industry, as well as a
great enthusiasm for helping oth-
ers be successful," Koinis said.
"Our region is fortunate to have
him in this role."
Edward Jones provides finan-
cial services for individual inves-
tors in the United States and,
through its affiliates, in Canada
and the United Kingdom. Every
aspect of the firm's business,
from the types of investment op-
tions offered to the location of
branch offices, is designed to ca-
ter to individual investors in the
communities in which they live
and work. The firm's 10,000-plus

financial advisors work directly
with more than 7 million clients
to understand their personal goals
- from college savings to retire-
ment and create long-term
investment strategies that empha-
size a well-balanced portfolio and
a buy-and-hold strategy. Edward
Jones embraces the importance
of building long-term, face-to-
face relationships with clients,
helping them to understand and
make sense of the investment op-
tions available today.
Edward Jones is headquar-
tered in St. Louis. The Edward
Jones interactive Web site is
located at www.edwardjones.
cor, and its recruiting Web site is;

LaBelle Edward Jones Financial Advisor

assumes regional responsibilities

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, April 10, 2008 13

Edison Foundation

elects new board

Bruce Schultz, Chairman of
the District Board of Directors of
the Edison College Foundation,
Inc., has announced that five new
directors have been elected to the
Foundation board for a three-year
term beginning April 1, 2008.
Representing Lee County are
Fort Myers native, Kevin A. Kyle,
Esquire, a Florida Board Certified
Tax Attorney and partner in Green,
Schoenfeld and Kyle, LLP, and Dr.
Richard Lewis, Principal Engineer
for HSA Engineers and Scientists.
Three new directors will rep-
resent Collier county: Maurice
"Mokey" Shea, Senior Vice Presi-
dent, Northern Trust; Rachel Gut-
man, who has served the commu-
nity in various volunteer capacities
throughout her 29 years in Collier
County; and James R. Nici, Man-
aging Partner, Cox and Nici.

Six directors were re-elected:
Kathy Hollinger, Charlotte county;
Thomas Wagor, Collier county;
Mitch Hutchcraft, Hendry and
Glades counties; and Mary Lee
Mann, Dilman Thomas and Bruce
Schultz, all of Lee County.
Two directors from Fort Myers
were honored with Honorary Life-
time Director status: Berne B. Da-
vis, a board member for 30 years
and long-time board secretary,
and Susan C. Kyle, a director for
more than 10 years.
The Edison College Founda-
tion, Inc. receives financial con-
tributions in support of student
scholarships, academic programs
for its campuses in Charlotte, Col-
lier and Lee counties and future
campus in LaBelle.

Agencies partner to

find citrus problems

LAKELAND-Faced with dis-
eases that threaten the future of
the citrus industry, the Florida
Department of Citrus (FDOC)
and the Florida Citrus Commis-
sion (FCC) contracted recently
with the National Academy of
Sciences (NAS) to find solutions
for greening and canker. The Na-
tional Academy of Sciences, will
bring together leading scientific
advisors to work with FDOC's
current stable of expert citrus
scientists to determine the most
effective and efficient way to
solve citrus diseases in Florida.
As an independent, third
party, NAS will bring together
more than 60 leading scientific
experts to:
*Review research efforts to
date and identify the most proim-

ising future endeavors
*Request and review pro-
posals for new research to be
conducted in 2008-2009
*Develop a long-range stra-
tegic research plan
*Publish an expert report
recommending implementable
solutions for citrus growers
"We are prepared to fund the
research necessary to find a so-
lution to greening and to actively
communicate research discover-
ies to growers," said Ken Keck,
FDOC executive director.
"The guidance of the NAS
will enable all citrus industry
stakeholders to efficiently and
effectively find a solution to
disease and protect the future
of our industry," Mr. Keck con-

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Little Miss LaBelle
Top left: Little Miss Princess contestants are, from left: Tay-
lor Alexander, Kayley Boddy, Gabrielle Home, Gracyn Mayo
. and Meagahn Batton. Not pictured: Angelica Cuellar and
Novie Kohutek.
Above: Junior Miss contestants are: seated: Jasmine Craft,
left, and Jessica Woodard, right; standing: Abby Arnold. Ry-
ley Bowen is not pictured.
Bottom left: The Little Miss LaBelle contest will be this Sat-
urday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the LaBelle High School Audi-
torium. Tickets are $5 at the door. The theme this year is
Famous Americans. The Little Miss LaBelle contestants are,
seated: Arrana Hernandez and Taylor Choban; back row
from left: Michaila Kelly, Brooke Jackson and Taylor Harvey.
Not pictured: Shelba Kelly, Meg McCormick, Ashley Curry
and Cassidy Willis.


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2,700+ sq.ft. of living area in the home. Both
home & outbuildings need TLC. Pasture &
wooded areas, fenced & cross fenced. Paved
road. Reduced
INCOME PROPERTY: Mobile home park
with store just off Cowboy Way.
SR 80 W: Nice dbl. wide with deck on 1 +/-
acre lot. Additional mobile on adjoining
lot also available. Broker/owner.
936+/- ACRE GROVE. Approximately 150
acres cleared. Buy all or part.
SPORTS BAR (former Convenience Store)
on busy Cowboy Way corner. REDUCED
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7 ACRE, PT 6n "Busy SR. 80 in Alva. Front
half /- zoned conimercial.
2 MOBILE HOMES on half acre lot.
Conveniently located on Tangerine Ae,.
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