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At a Glance
Get the economic
outlook on May 7
Get a hard look at the cur-
rent economic outlook and
state of the real estate mar-
ket. Please attend the LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce lun-
cheon sponsored by Seacoast
National Bank Wednesday, May
7, at 11:30 a.m. The event will
take place at the LaBelle Civic
Center. Please RSVP by May 1
to Sara Madrid at 863-675-2300.
Guest speaker will be William
Pittenger, Senior Vice Presi-
dent, Chief Real Estate Econo-
mist and Seacoast's principal
staff advisor in real estate and
economic risk matters.
To all Junior and Senior Par-
ents: The next Project Gradu-
ation Meeting is scheduled for
Monday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at
LaBelle High School. Everyone
is encouraged to come and of-
fer your support and ideas to
make this a safe and successful
Promote bicycle and
The May meeting of the
LaBelle Bicycle Pedestrian
Advisory Committee will be
Tuesday, May 6, at 5 p.m. at the
Bridge Street Coffee House on
Ft. Thompson Ave. The BPAC
is a citizens advocacy group
promoting cycling and pedes-
trian safety in our community.
Everyone is welcome.
Get tax notices in
The Caloosa Belle will pub-
lish the delinquent tax notice
information as a public service.
It will be available for pick-up
free at the CB office and the Tax
Collector's office after May 8.
The Clewiston News is also
available weekly at the CB of-
fice, the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce, Flora & Ella's Res-
taurant, U-Save, Winn-Dixie,
Save-A-Lot parking lot and
Bridgstreet Coffee Shop, Handy
North, BP Station Shell station
on SR 29S and Shell station on
Stop cyber bullying
Safety Seminar will be held on
Wednesday, May 7, at LaBelle
Middle School for parents in-
terested in protecting their
children's online activity and
to learn more about this issue.
It is free to all parents. Call La-
Belle Middle School for more
Cultural center sets
The Firehouse Cultural
Center's semi-annual meet-
ing is scheduled for May 8 at
5:30 p.m. at 241 North Bridge
St., LaBelle. All members with
paid dues will be eligible to
vote on matters coming before
the meeting. Do you have pho-
tographs, programs, posters,
etc., that would be appropri-
ate for framing in a collage?
Please bring to meeting for use
in a permanent framed display.
Questions: Call 863-675-3066
and leave a message.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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County tackles budget reality
By Patty Brant
The Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC)
is grappling with budget cuts -
and the realities they represent
for employees and residents
The serious cut back in ad
valorem taxes from the passage
of Amendment 1 last January
coupled with a worsening eco-
nomic downturn are bringing
budget constraints to the fore
earlier than usual.
Commissioners held a two-
day workshop last week to take
a hard look at preliminary fig-
ures, attempting to bring the big
picture into sharper focus.
The county has already laid
off three employees in building
one was transferred to another
The county has also initiated
a freeze on hiring for 13 posi-
tions currently open, including
maintenance (2), Emergency
Medical Services (2), mail ser-
vices (.5) and custodial (1.5)
positions and seven from the
County Transportation Trust
At this point, there has al-
ready been a ten percent reduc-
tion in the total BOCC work-
Other cost saving actions
include not purchasing two
budgeted vehicles; proposing
over $300,000 in further Road
and Bridge budget reductions;
a decline in sales tax revenue
of over $200,000; and a $28,000
reduction in GIS from ad valor-
Earth Day: Understanding Mother Nature
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Building a path to the future
Larry Yarger of ECHO, left, and County Agent Gene McAvoy discuss the pros and cons
of the jatrophia plant, which is currently getting a lot of attention as a potential biofuel
source. In addition to deriving biofuel from the seeds, the leaves also are used to ren-
der a very fine oil for soaps and have medicinal properties for treatment of maladies
such as eczema. The tall plants at the right are jatropha.
City stands by recent survey
By Patty Brant
The city commission,
backed up by the city attorney's
opinion and the South Florida
Water Management District,
steadfastly believes it has legal
access to the 176-acre parcel
on the north side of the river
designated for a passive recre-
ation nature park.
The claim is based on a re-
cent survey done by Aim Engi-
neering, which has been called
into question by Riverbend
Estates residents. The city be-
lieves the survey shows it use
the access road leading to the
However, that opinion is on
a direct collision path with that
of Riverbend Estates residents.
Members of Riverbend Hom-
eowners Association are care-
ful to point out that they are not
opposed to the park, but do not
believe the city may get to the
property via its access road.
Riverbend residents have
a list of concerns which are
again listed in an April 3 letter
to Craig Bartoshuk, chairman
of the advisory board charged
with putting together a plan for
These include: "access, li-
ability, security, use and main-
tenance of the existing road
owned and maintained by Riv-
erbend, gate, parking for the
park, destruction of existing
animal habitat, original fund-
ing and ongoing funding of the
operation for the park once it
is open to the public..." (You
may read a letter from River-
bend Estates residents on the
issue on Page 4 of this week's
Mr. Bartoshuk appeared be-
fore the city commission said
he has reviewed his board's
He continued to say he feels
the board has been sidetracked
with legal issues, and recom-
mended the board go back to
its original mission of providing
See CITY - Page 2
All of the actions to this point
add up to just over $1 million in
Staff is also anticipating a
seven-ten percent reduction
in state funding sources. This
deficit could very well be larger
once the state completes its
budget process in a few weeks.
.It 'is unclear yet what if any
decline in county services the
public may expect.
However, the freeze on hir-
ing for two open EMS positions
means Hendry is relying on
additional ambulance back up
from Glades and Palm Beach
counties and is once again sta-
tioning an ambulance in the
middle of the county when one
side of the county is busy.
With 170 employees, the
17 positions represents a ten
percent decrease in the county
commission's area of the work-
Constitutional officers are
currently working on their bud-
gets as well.
See BUDGET - Page 2
Two more die
on area roads
By Patty Brant
Two more fatal crashes
marred the serenity of Hendry
County roads in the past week.
A. 27-year-old Clewiston
woman, Devin Mindy Cypress,
died some time before 2:29
p.m. Tuesday, April 22. That's
when her vehicle was discov-
ered partially submerged in a
canal on CR 833. She had been
missing for eight days before
her vehicle was discovered.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol report, Ms. Cy-
press was driving a 2008 SUV
northbound on CR 846 ap-
proaching the intersection of
CR 833. For an unknown rea-
son, she failed to stop at the
intersection and traveled over
a grassy island, over CR 833
and onto the east shoulder of
CR 833. There her vehicle col-
lided with the right side into a
dirt embankment, ran over that
embankment and in the canal.
The vehicle overturned onto its
roof and came to a final rest
partially submerged, facing
It is unknown if she had
been wearing her seatbelt.
A pedestrian died that same
day, about 9:52 p.m. at Cowboy
Way E and Martin Luther King
The victim's identity was
withheld pending notification
of next of kin. The FHP report
indicates that the pedestrian
was traveling north on CR 80A
and a 1999 Mercury four-door,
See FATAL - Page 13
for District seat
Local businessman Ray-
mond Pittman is seeking the
County Commission seat for
District #3 as a Republican.
The seat is currently held by
Bill Maddox, who has declined
to run for reelection. In the air
conditioning and contracting
business, as well as a local fire-
fighter for 15 years, Mr. Pittman
is ready to continue his service
to the community in the politi-
The Clewiston native gradu-
ated from Clewiston High
School in 1981. In 1985 he grad-
sity of Central
a BS in Com-
He is a state
tractor, state Raymond
certified A/C Pittman
and has corporate experience
with US Sugar Corp., South
Bay Growers, and Siemens
See PITTMAN - Page 2
The band Nosex helped keep things moving Saturday at
the first ever Hendry County Teen Jam in Barron Park. The
band was joined by Los-1 and funnyman Keith Deltano
for a big teen bash celebrating a good healthy lifestyle.
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Stromberg-Carlson. He is also a
certified firefighter through the
Florida State Fire College and
has been a private pilot for the
last 20 years. Raymond and his
wife, Maggie, have been mar-
ried for 23 years and have three
children: Amanda, Ashley, and
Raymond decided to run for
the county commission because
it would be a good way for him
to expand his service to the
community. He feels his busi-
ness and construction experi-
ence can bring a new perspec-
tive to the county commission.
He also believes he can utilize
the insight gained through his
many years of service in LaBelle
to improve the county.
Mr. Pittman has been a fire-
fighter in Hendry County for 15
years, the last eight with the La-
Belle Fire Department. He is cur-
rently serving as captain.
He is also chairman of the
LaBelle Airport Advisory Board,
a member of the Greater LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce, mem-
ber of the Christian Chamber
of Commerce and member of
Fiscal conservatism is the
key, he said. Like so many oth-
ers, this county needs to take
spending firmly in hand - make
the hard choices that will get
the county fiscally headed in the
right direction. He believes Hen-
dry County has many needs- im-
proving recreational facilities on
this side the county, attracting
responsible businesses to our
community, and making sure
our construction spending dol-
lars stay local.
Local businesses have seen
taxes triple from $2,000 to $6,000
As a businessman, he under-
stands the struggles businesses
face. High taxes and govern-
ment cuts are forcing our local
government to curb spending in
the face of a possible recession.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Support for Salvation Army
Riverside Real Estate associates have committed them-
selves to helping support the LaBelle Salvation Army and
proceeds from a very successful recent yard sale were do-
nated to this very important stop-gap for local people in
need. Salvation Army Human Services Coordinator Debbie
Lavender said the organization is working hard to main-
tain services during these tough times. Members of the
group presented a check to the Salvation Army so it may
continue to advance its important work for those in need
righter here in LaBelle. Pictured from left: Riverside Real
Estate Office Manager Chelo Lopez, Debbie Lavender and
Riverside broker Marilyn Sears. Ms. Lavender summer is
coming - a time of special need with children home and
many people out of work. She is asking the community to
be especially generous at this time. The pantry is in con-
stant need of funds, disposable diapers and canned food.
If you wish to donate canned goods, please check the ex-
piration date as the pantry cannot accept anything that is
out of date.
Continued From Page 1
the city with a park plan. He said
other issues would be directed
to the city or SFWMD.
He told the city commission-
ers he believes that an archaeo-
logical exploratory excavation
should be done at some point,
the extent of which to be de-
termined by SFWMD. Archaeo-
logical expert Dr. Bob Carr is
interested in conducting such an
Mr. Bartoshuk said the Divi-
sion of Forestry should be ap-
proached to prepare for a con-
r He said the eastern edge of
the park property is of particular
concern as off-site debris could
be a fire hazard, even though it
has nothing to do with the pro-
He would like to see the de-
bris at least stacked and piled.
, In the future, he said per-
mission should be acquired to
do some exotic removal on the
He also said a permit has
been received from the Corps
of Egineers to do some minimal
clean up along the river bank.
The advisory board has
changed its meeting schedule to
the first Thursday monthly in or-
der to meet previous to the city
The group meets in city hall
at 5:30 p.m.
Amendments to alcoholic
The city commission ap-
proved amendments to the
city's alcoholic beverage regula-
tions, 5-0, stating alcohol may be
consumed at the civic center in
accordance with restrictions and
with a special permit.
The city commission also re-
serves the right to make other
exceptions at special events.
The spelling of the city's
name has been officially des-
ignated as: LaBelle. The action
was taken to forego any confu-
sion in legal records.
In his regular monthly re-
port, LaBelle Fire Chief Malcolm
"Skeeter" Johnson explained to
the commissioners that the de-
partment routinely has as many
firefighters responding to a call
Even with all of these chal-
lenges, Raymond acknowledges
the need for improved recre-
ational facilities for our youth.
Over the years he has volun-
teered with Pop Warner, the soc-
cer league, and Little League,
so he is keenly aware of their
needs. Although there are some
400 kids in Little League and
soccer, funds for parks, playing
fields, and the athletic complex
planned for Forrey Avenue are
not being addressed as a priori-
ty. Our local kids are being short
changed in this regard, he said.
The athletic needs of our adult
men's and women's softball
and soccer facilities have also
been neglected on this side of
Raymond believes these proj-
ects have not been given the pri-
ority status necessary. The key
is to be fiscally responsible with
the tax payers' money.
If elected he said he would
"hit the ground running," work-
ing to make sure more money
goes to our local subcontractors
Continued From Page 1
The Hendry County School
Board is also feeling the pinch.
One-year contract teachers are
not being renewed for the com-
ing school year. The move affects
some 28 teachers.
A ten-year low in state fund-
ing due to a decrease in student
population instigated this cost-
The affected teachers were
notified before Spring Break so
they would have time to look for
According to Assistant Super-
intendent R. Scott Cooper, the
school district continues to do
all it can to mitigate the effects of
He advised those teachers
affected to stay informed. Often
the district experiences turnover
in teachers through attrition -
from county jobs. He believes
this can be accomplished with
just a little more effort. Keeping
as many jobs as possible local
will be good for everyone in our
county. Mr. Pittman believes in
slow, steady, managed growth.
He said he never bought into the
massive growth bubble idea.
Hendry County has never been
a leader in growth.
The last few years, our
growth has been primarily due
to investment buying. Growth
should take place slowly - he
feels rushing opens the door to
mistakes. We need to plan and
manage responsible growth.
Not only do we need to attract
productive businesses, but we
need to build a community that
will bring families to our area.
He understands that people
are irritated with our economy
and want lower taxes. They feel
they are not being heard and
want a voice.
If elected, he plans to imple-
ment some type of communica-
tion with his constituents - per-
they retire or move away - leav-
ing openings they may be able
to apply for.
The decisions were made on.
class size requirements.
He said Clewiston High
School and Clewiston Middle
School lost the most teachers in
Of the 28 teachers involved,
27 were paid from regular fund-
ing, one from federal money
Mr. Cooper said, with over
1,000 employees, some 80 per-
cent of its budget is used for per-
sonnel. There is little to cut in its
$59.2 million budget.
He added that cuts have al-
ready been made in administra-
tion over the years under Super-
intendent Tom Conner.
Making cuts is very tricky, he
said, because "you don't want to
cut muscle and bone."
In several weeks the state's
budget should be available so
local districts will have a better
handle on just what funding will
An erroneous statement was
made in the April 24 edition of
the Caloosa Belle, in the story
about the Victims Rights Week
ceremonies at Barron Park. Chief
Prosecutor for the State Attor-
ney's Office for Hendry/Glades
Dan Cavanaugh was erroneous-
ly reported as stating victimized
children are often "inadvertently
betrayed by the very system..."
He said they want maxi-
mum coverage. Mayor Puletti
agreed that was the appropriate
response, saying even if the en-
tire department showed up to a
call it would be worth the cost
- some $300.
LFD is a total volunteer de-
Bridge Street work
Remilling and resurfacing
work on Bridge Street South is
expected to continue for several
The street is at least partially
blocked and there may be times
when you will not be able to
drive all the way down Bridge
Originally a portion of Cow-
boy Way (a county road) and the
intersection at Bridge Street was
to be included, but that portion
of the project never materialized
at this time.
Applied Technology Manage-
ment's Grant Misterly reported
on an update to the city's pro-
posed new reverse osmosis
water plant. Construction is ex-
pected to be completed in July
Actually, Mr. Cavanaugh stated
that victims are often betrayed
by family members.
In addition, statistics quoted
by Sheriff Ronnie Lee were er-
roneously attributed to Mr. Ca-
We regret the errors and
apologize for any inconvenience
they may have caused.
The city is getting closer to
acquiring land for its new water
In the meantime, the city is
reviewing processes with its
chemical vendor to see if some
different mix of chemicals could
improve water clarity from the
old water plant.
The city is also beginning
a monthly flushing process.
Notices will run in public
newspapers and will also be
posted on the city's Web site
in advance of the flushing.
In other business, the
Designated an unnamed sec-
tion of roadway at SR 80 and
Sunset Drive James Singleton
Parkway in honor of the former
commissioner who passed away
several years ago.
Gateway signs will be going
up at the four entrances to the
city. Each will bear the city's
new seal. The low maintenance
signs will include landscaping.
The board should have bids at
the May meeting.
The next regular meeting of
the city commission will be at
7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at city
haps town hall type meetings.
Mr. Pittman also hopes to see
better relations develop between
the county and city of LaBelle. In
small rural communities such as
ours, it is vital that both city and
county work together. In doing
so, we are able to stretch our
tax dollars and maximize our
LaBelle and Hendry County
are beautiful, we have a lot go-
ing for us already. Our strong
values, ethics and hard working
citizens make it an ideal place to
live, work and raise a family.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008 3
Airglades Industrial Park surtax on hold
By Patty Brant
Discussion was lively when
a proposed amendment to the
Small County Surtax came up at
the April 22 county commission
The amendment would have
allowed half of the county's sales
tax revenue sharing from the state
(surtax) to be used for general
county operating purposes. In par-
ticular, the commission has been
considering dedicating that half-
cent to bonding improvements at
Airglades Industrial Park.
As written, the ordinance re-
quires the surtax to be used for
"construction and maintenance
of local government infrastruc-
ture. . ."
In February, the board de-
cided to amend the ordinance
to allow the Small County Surtax
to be used in half-cent sales tax
revenue-sharing for operational
purposes. The rest of the surtax
would still be dedicated to infra-
For Commissioner Kevin Mc-
Carthy, the issue was not whether
or not the county should bond
improvements to Airglades, but
rather, if the county would follow
through on its decision several
years ago to do so.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
countered that the board must do
what the citizenry is doing them-
selves - belt tightening. He said
certain improvements have to be
made, including expanding jail
bed space, but the county must
set priorities and shorten its list of
Commissioner Darrell Harris
agreed, saying it's the wrong time
for the county to be bonding any-
thing. Commissioner Harris said
the one cent sales tax was meant
to be used for ball fields and
county buildings, not Airglades.
Commissioner McCarthy told
his colleagues that, after an ini-
tial period before renters come
in, the bond would be paid for
by rent from new businesses at-
tracted by those improvements,
not by ad valorem taxes, Money
spent initially would come back
to the county, he said.
Commissioner Bo Pelham put
in that the Airglades project has
been around a long time and is
still "a cow pasture," implying he
felt the bond was necessary.
According to Commissioner
McCarthy, if the board had acted
two years ago, Airglades would be
done. As it is, the lack of progress
has resulted in several promising
businesses backing away from
moving in. Still, the economic as-
pect remains at Airglades, he told
his fellow commissioners.
er Maddox explained that he
watched LaBelle Airport "going
strong" - trying to keep up with
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation grants for improvements.
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USSC donates truck to HCSO
United States Sugar Corporation recently donated three 4-wheel drive pickup trucks to be
used by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Auxiliary Deputy Agricultural Crime Unit. Accord-
ing to Sheriff Ronnie Lee, the Agricultural Crime Unit is under the supervision of the Criminal
Investigations Division and concentrates on a wide variety of criminal activities relating to
the Agricultural Community. These vehicles will enable the Auxiliary Deputies to help patrol
the vast agricultural properties in Hendry County as well as rural communities. Pictured with
Sheriff Lee are, Bob Buker, President and CEO of U.S.Sugar, Nick Smith, HCSO Auxiliary,
Greg Thompson, HCSO Auxiliary, John Branaman, HCSO Auxiliary and Captain Joe Johnson
HCSO Criminal Investigations Division.
He felt the county was "chasing
our tail" and still there is no eco-
nomic development to show for
it. Airglades is the same, he com-
mented. It would be "unwise" to
continue going after "pie in the
sky," he said, while the county is
forced to lay off employees be-
cause of the budget crunch.
Commissioner Harris felt the
board should "leave it alone till
the economy comes back."
Commissioner McCarthy ex-
plained that things are continu-
ing to move in Clewiston and the
board should move forward. He
noted, "If we don't build the infra-
structure there will never be busi-
nesses at Airglades."
In the end no action was tak-
en. Clewiston commissioners Pel-
ham and McCarthy voted for the
amendment, LaBelle commis-
sioners Maddox and Harris voted
no. Any amendment of the Small
County Surtax Ordinance would
have to approved by an extraor-
dinary vote of the commissioners
- a majority plus one.
In other business:
The board approved a special
exception to allow a potable wa-
ter and sanitary sewer facility on a
4.96 acres site to serve Murphy's
Landing subdivision. The special
exception replaces a previous
special exception which could
have included utility service to
The board opted to pursue liti-
gation against Ocean Boy Farms
over items missing when the
company vacated its facility at
Airglades Industrial Park.
The board approved submis-
sion of forms to receive $294,000
for the Hendry LaBelle Regional
Park (Forrey Drive) from HUD for
planning, design and construc-
tion for recreational facilities.
The county accepted the dona-
tion of 30 street lights from Collier
Commissioners set require-
ments for speed bump instal-
lation - 70 percent of property
owners must approve the request *
and Road and Bridge will pay for
installation, but the traffic calm-
ing device may only be installed
on neighborhood streets.
Fidel Garcia Mendina, 21, was
arrested April 28 and charged
with battery causing bodily harm
or disability. Sgt. Eliberto Carmo-
na was arresting officer.
Ruben Mencias, 33, was ar-
rested April 28 and charged with
battery causing bodily harm or
disability. Sgt. Eliberto Carmona
was arresting officer.
Margarito Rodriguez Gomez,
22, was arrested April 28 and
charged with battery causing
bodily harm or disability. Sgt. Eli-
berto Carmona was arresting of-
Yuabel Periana Roque, 18, was
arrested April 27 and charged
with moving traffic violation -
reckless driving first offense, flee-
ing/eluding - fail to obey a law
enforcement officer and stop,
contributing to the delinquency
Sor dependency of a minor. Deputy
Justin Smith was arresting officer.
Rosa Betancourt, 59, was ar-
rested April 23 and charged with
battery causing bodily harm,
cruelty to a child - abuse without
great harm and neglecting a child
without great harm. Investigator
Daley was arresting officer.
Victor Roa, 30, was arrested
April 25 and charged with a non-
moving traffic violation - driving
with a suspended license third or
subsequent. Investigator R. Ar-
cher was arresting officer.
Square Nathaniel Crowley, 27,
was arrested April 24 and charged
on a warrant from Collier County
for FTA: traffic offense. Deputy
Shawn Reed was arresting offi-
A juvenile was arrested April
23 and charged with burglary of a
structure or conveyance unarmed
without a person inside and lar-
Christ the King
ceny- theft is $300-$5,000. Deputy
C. Buchhoffer was arresting offi-
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested April 23 and charged with
a moving traffic violation - reck-
less driving first offense, fleeing/
eluding a law enforcement officer
with lights and siren active, a non-
moving traffic violation - violating
restricted driver's license; dam-
aging property - criminal mis-
chief $300-$1,000; and damaging
property criminal mischief over
$1,000. Cpl. Jesus Olvera was ar-
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested April 23 and charged with
damaging property - criminal
mischief $200-$1,000, damaging
property - criminal mischief over
$1,000, burglary of a structure or
conveyance unarmed without a
person inside, possession of bur-
glary tools with intent to use and
larceny - theft is between $300-
A juvenile was arrested April
23 and charged with burglary of a
structure or conveyance unarmed
without a person inside and larce-
ny - theft is $300-$5,000. Cpl. Je-
sus Olvera was arresting officer.
Jarret Earl Murray, 27, was ar-
restedApril 22 and charged as
a fugitive from justice in state.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting
Angel Pintado Jr., 19, was ar-
rested August 28 and charged with
burglary of a structure or convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside and possession of under 20
grams of marijuana. Deputy Larry
Preece was arresting officer.
Vincent Ronald Ranallo Jr., 41,
was arrested April 27 and charged
with FTA: felony offense. Correc-
tions Officer Pamela Capling was
Timotny Lazell Leach, 23, was
arrested April 27 and charged
with property damage - criminal
mischief under $1,000, burglary -
structure or conveyance unarmed
and without a person inside, pos-
session of burglary tools with
intent to use and larceny - theft
is between $300-$5,000. Cpl. M.
Home was arresting offi':er.
Albert Favors Jr., 25, was ar-
rested April 27 and charged with
property damage - criminal mis-
chief $200-$1,000, burglary of a
structure or conveyance unarmed
without a person inside, posses-
sion of burglary tools with intent
to use and larceny $300-$5,000.
Cpl. M. Home was arresting of-
Wilbert Lee James, Jr. 20, was
arrested April 27 and charged
with property damage - criminal
mischief $200-$1,000, burglary
of a structure or conveyance un-
armed without a person inside,
possession of burglary tools with
intent to use and larceny $300-
$5,000. Cpl. M. Home was arrest-
Othell Wilcher, 46, was ar-
rested April 26 and charged with
burglary of a structure or convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside and larceny - petit theft first
degree. Deputy T. Neidert was ar-
Melissa Angelico Gilkens, 29,
was arrested April 24 and charged
on a warrant from Palm Beach
County as a fugitive from justice:
forgery uttering a forgery and
grand theft. Corrections Officer
Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger was arrest-
Michael Antonio Arroyo, 20,
was, arrested April 24 and charged
with FTA: felony. Corrections Of-
ficer Sgt. Teresa Helmlinger was
Timothy Lee Thomas, 26, was
arrested April 23 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Corrections Officer Jea-
nette Moore was arresting officer.
Carrol Anthony Harper, 47,
was arrested April 22 and charged
as a fugitive from justice on a war-
rant from Ohio. Deputy Kirk was
Shane CypreSs, 37, was ar-
rested April 22 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Jonathan Reyes was
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Crime Victims' Rights
I was very much impressed
by the way the community of La-
Belle pulled together to make the
April 16th "Forever In Our Hearts"
ceremony for National Crime Vic-
tims' Rights Week such a wonder-
ful success. It was obvious that
many people had contributed a
combination of time, efforts and/
or materials to this event.
Regrettably, there are too
many people for me to thank in-
dividually. From fundraising to
event preparation, decorations
to invocation and inspirational
speeches, to the materials and la-
bor for the Butterfly Garden and
Butterfly release, the citizens of
LaBelle contributed freely from
their hearts and their wallets.
Therefore, I would like to
thank you, on behalf of every vic-
tim, the Victim Services Coalition,
and the staff of the LaBelle State
Attorney's Office, for'stepping up
and making this a community
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Stephen B. Russell State Attor-
This letter is for the party(ies)
responsible for the theft of the
solar lighting and wind chimes at
our Meghan's burial site. A little
over three months ago we suf-
fered the greatest pain one can
imagine; the sudden and tragic
loss of our daughter and sister.
The sense of loss will be with
all of us forever and we struggle
day to day in coping with It. Part
of what we do for comfort is visit
her each day and attempt to dull
some of the pain by making her
resting place nice with those
things that she would love and
treasure. At some point during
the day on Wednesday, April 23,
you reopened a healing wound
by stealing these items of comfort
from Meghan. Only a person with
absolutely no conscience could
do such a thing. Our friends the
Johnsons suffered this very indig-
nity only three weeks ago at their
daughter's resting place. Perhaps
,you were responsible for that as
We would like you to remem-
ber where you got them each time
the wind blows and the butterfly,
hummingbird and dragon fly light
up at night. You may have gotten
away with this horrible deed but
know that the One that matters
saw you. Be assured, you will be
rewarded in due time.
"Coach" Kevin Kelly
Cultural Center yard
The Firehouse Cultural Center,
Inc. would like to thank everyone
who helped with our yard sale.
Whether you were in the yard
helping to move and sell things,
came by to purchase stuff or do-
nated items for the sale you all
helped to make this a very suc-
We ended the day with $455.75
to put toward the building fund. I
- believe thatwe all had a great, fun
God sent me two angels on the
highway last Sunday afternoon,
April 20, when my car was struck
by a run-a-way ATV, on Highway
80 between Alva and LaBelle.
I was alone and scared when
Nick and Diane Fidanza, LaBelle
residents stopped, pulled their car
off the road and came to my aid.
Nick and Diane took complete
charge of the situation and stayed
with me until help came.
After my car was towed away,
they drove me to my home in La-
Belle, and made sure that I was
God has blessed my life in
many ways, and I have many
things to be thankful for, but the
kindness shown to me by Nick
and Diane Fidanza last Sunday af-
ternoon really touched my heart.
Thank you both so much.
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Tackling temptation a lifetime lesson
Dr. Les Morgan
Pastor of Caloosa Baptist Church
In high school I played football
for three years. I think back on
those times of doing "two-a-days"
when practice would last from 6
a.m. till 10 a.m. and then again
from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. Sometimes
I wonder, "Why?" Whatever pos-
sessed me to endure that kind of
physical endurance in the Ft. My-
ers heat of August remains a mys-
tery to me yet today!
There are lessons that I learned
on the practice field that apply
to life. One is understanding the
principles of temptation. Let me
I recall one day how a coach
was particularly upset that no de-
fensive player was able to bring
down a new young-buck running
back. About the time we would
get into position to wrap our
arms around him, he would bob-
and-weave his head and/or feet in
such a way that the only thing we
were grabbing was the dust he
left us in as he pranced himself to
the goal line.
Finally after about an hour of
this foolishness, the coach threw
his clipboard to the ground and
grabbed several of us by the face
mask and shouted, "Stop look-
ing at his eyes
or his feet and -
start watching "
he goes, that
will always be
in the middle of o
his body. Go for
It was amaz-
ing what hap-Dr. Les
opened the restMorgan
of the afternoon.
It took some time to adjust our
thinking. Before long, however,
everyone began to notice the
coach was right! The more we
shifted our focus from the head
and the feet of the hot-shot run-
ning back and began to zero in
on his mid-section, the easier it
became to bring him down. Sud-
denly the young-buck wasn't "Mr.
Touchdown" after all.
When you think about it, what
was true that afternoon with the
"belly-button-lesson" is also true
for the believer today. We all need
a method to handle temptation. If
the follower of Christ is to not get
overrun by temptation routinely,
a new tactic has to be implement-
ed. We have to go right for the
mid-section of the devil and bring
The temptation experience of
Christ is recorded in Scripture for
us that we may learn how to be
victorious over temptation. "Then
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the
desert to be tempted by the devil"
(see Matthew 4:1-11). This ac-
count of Jesus' battle with Satan
is especially meaningful because
the only way'the disciples knew
of Christ's temptation was that he
told them. Jesus was alone in the
desert when he faced the devil.
He shared his struggle the experi-
ence of his struggle to help them
face their struggles.
The devil tempted him in an
effort to defeat him from carrying
out the will of God. Christ's temp-
tation was real. It was not play-
acting. He faced greater tempta-
tions than we do.
Satan doesn't have to use his
full force against us, but he did
against Christ. Yet, Jesus over-
came him! The temptations Christ
faced are the ones we, too, must
face and defeat if we are to do the
will of God.
Christ overcame and He will
enable us to overcome if we fol-
low his example. Because Christ
lives in us, He gives us his victory
and power. He lives out his victo-
ry in us. It is a mystery but a great
reality - "Christ lives in me" (Gal
2:20). We can face temptation
with victory: "Greater is he who is
in us than he that is in the world"
(1 John 4:4).
We know that Christ is in heav-
en but He has put the Holy Spirit
in our hearts. The Spirit gives us
the power to say no to temptation
and yes to God (Titus 2:1-12). The
same Lord who defeated the devil
in the wilderness will defeat him
in your life.
You have to see yourself as a
victor if you are to be victorious.
Many battles are lost before they
are ever fought because we ex-
pect to be defeated. We suffer
from self-doubt instead of trusting
the power of the risen Lord.
Victory is a process. The more
we face temptation, the stronger
we become. We all yield to temp-
tation at times. When we do, let
us go to God and confess our
sins. Then get back up and press
on for the mark of the prize of the
high calling of God. May you grow
stronger as you face the Tempter
through the power of the word of
And remember... go for the
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in
Eco Regional Park Plans: Think it through
By Billy and Bonnie
For several months, six meet-
ings and several newspaper ar-
ticles and Letters to the Editor, I
have tried to raise the issues that
concern ourselves and other resi-
dents of.RiverBend Estates.
I have presented the other side
of the story regarding the leased
land (176 acres totally located in
Glades County) that the City of
LaBelle has had from Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict since April 1991. There are
some issues that are being over-
looked and not thoroughly ad-
dressed in the planning and the
future use of the proposed land.
I was asked to address this letter
to your organization by Mr. Craig
Bartoshuk, Co-Chair of the Park
Advisory Board, on March 20,
2008 after the 5:50 p.m. sched-
uled meeting. He advised me
that our issues would not be
addressed verbally at meetings
and our issues would not be ad-
dressed at all unless you received
them in writing.
At the.first meeting held by
the City of LaBelle on August 14,
2004, several ideas, proposals
and a conceptual drawing were
The idea was for the park to
be a "passive recreational eco
park for recreation only - hiking,
birding, fishing, kayaking and the
like." The representative went on
to say "There is a considerable
amount of spoil from previous
river dredging that would have
to be removed. Its sale could be
used to provide some revenue for
Already there is discussion of
altering the "natural" environ-
ment that has been in place for
over 50 years, disrupt 50 years of
growth and sell off the spoils. I
would ask; who is going to man-
age the removal, selling and ac-
counting for the funds and their
distribution of the spoils. Is the
City, the volunteer group of peo-
ple, or the Caloosahatchee River
CRCA, going to take on this por-
tion of the project if is approved.
At the January 23, 2008 meet-
ing of the 176 Acre Park Advisor/
Board Meeting and the also at the
March 20, 2008, the issue of the
spoils were discussed but now
the plans may be to expose a
site on the 176 acres.
We are asking how much of
the spoils are proposed to be re-
moved or sold to who and how
will this be managed by what
governmental organization, espe-
cially since this land is located in
totally in Glades County.
A proposed map showing de-
tails of the nature park was pre-
sented at the same meeting. The
preliminary drawing reflected a
nature trail throughout the south
side of the acreage.
Based on that drawing and the
proposed trails, there would be
about 2.6 miles of trails through-
out the area, this equates to about
13,000 feet of trail.
Normally a trail for walking
should be covered with some
kind of mulch to inhibit vegeta-
tion from taking over the trail in
matter of weeks or months.
If this amount of trail would
be covered with mulch about
$10,000.00 would be needed in
mulch alone plus the cost of re-
placing or refreshing the mulch
about every two years for an ad-
ditional cost of $10,000.00. Who
would be responsible for doing
this part of the project, the vol-
unteers or which government
Another concern is who is go-
ing to do the work and up-keep on
the 176 acres? We are concerned
about the amount of support af-
ter the plan is approved. An ar-
ticle ran in the CALOOSA BELLE,
September 13, 2007, asking for
Volunteers to help with cleanup
of the LaBelle Nature Park. The 10
acre park was cleaned and spiffed
up by eight volunteers. In order to
properly establish and maintain
the 176 acres, more than eight
volunteers will be needed and for
than one Saturday a couple times
a year. Who is going to cut the
paths, maintain grass and weed
control, cut up and remove fallen
branches and trees on the acre-
age? There are several people
who want the park for recreation-
al uses, but will the same people
put the same amount of effort
forward in the next one, five, ten
give us some responses to our
While we, as a community
have no serious negative feelings
about a park as outlined by the
proponents, we feel that there are
some real world concerns that
must be addressed in order for
us to feel that our rights are not
being violated. Among those con-
1. Since our association has the.
assigned right of way easement,
if someone chooses to use that
portion of the road not allocated
to the park, and if there is an ac-
cident along that right of way, we
feel.that'we would hold a legal li-
ability for such an accident since
we are the legal custodians of the
road. This means that we will
most likely have to pay a much
higher insurance premium to
provide liability coverage against
While we, as a community have no serious nega-
tive feelings about a park as outlined by the pro-
ponents, we feel that there are some real world
concerns that must be addressed in order for us
to feel that our rights are not being violated.
Riverbend Estates residents
and fifteen years to maintain the
Reference a letter that was
read by Margaret England from
Marti Daltry, President of CRCA,
at the November 2, 2007 meeting
held by the City of LaBelle.
One of the statements read
was, "The proposed LaBelle/
SFWMD Park, with its 176 acres,
provides an ideal place for pas-
sive, nature based activities for
residents in Hendry and Glades
The development of such a
park, with its nature trails, fish-
ing pier, butterfly gardens, kayak
beach and picnic areas, provides
ample opportunities for family
fun and healthy outdoor activities
for all ages".
A problem and major concern
that has NOT been addressed is
what about the wildlife on this
176 acres. There are gopher
turtles, deer, turkeys, river otters,
burrowing owls, and a family of
Yes, even panthers! They were
spotted as recently as August of
this year,  a mother and
two kittens. Everyone has been
in such a rush to use this area
for human use, we have not ad-
dressed the concept of preserv-
ing this area for wildlife and their
If the proposed park is put in,
what will happen to the wildlife,
especially if we start removing the
spoils and disrupting the natural
trails, water access and vegeta-
tion that these animals have used
for 50 years.
Have the proper federal and
state agencies been contacted
to see if these lands can be dis-
turbed and used for human use
instead being used by protected
and endangered species?
wwwl am for a natural area to
protect the animals that live in the
area but are they now in endan-
ger of disappearing?
Below is a document that was
provided to the City Commission
before the November 2, 2007
meeting. It contains concerns
and questions that should be ad-
dressed and answered thorough-
ly before a proposed plan on the
park is approved.
* This document was not read
at the meeting for all to hear. We
believe that the City Commission
should work with us and try to
such an occurrence.
2. At least two or three times
a year, someone manages to run
into the gate and cause dam-
age that we must pay for. It is
reasonable to assume that with
increased public traffic that gate
damage is probably going to in-
crease. Who will assume liability
for such damage?
3. Our association pays to
maintain and repair the access
road as needed. Will the City
Commission be willing to provide
an assurance bond that will pay
for additional wear and tear and/
or damage to'the road resulting
from increased public use? Also,
is the City of LaBelle willing to
pay a fair share cost for the main-
tenance of the road?
4. Safety is a huge concern.
Everyone knows that wild, open
spaces sometimes draw unde-
sirable elements, particularly at
night. Who is going to provide
on going security? The proposed
park area is in Glades County, so
can this proposed park be main-
tained and managed by the City
of LaBelle? Is the City of LaBelle
or Glades County going to be re-
sponsible for paying for the ad-
ditional cost of security for 176
5. Another concern we have is
the fire danger. There is a lot of
dead flora in this area. If some-
one carelessly drops a cigarette or
match, there could be a huge fire
that would threaten the homes in
How -is this risk going to be
lowered and maintained with
public getting access to the area
on a regular basis?
6. Has the City of LaBelle con-
sidered where the funding will
come from to provide the-ongo-
ing maintenance necessary now
and years into the future? Have
costs of materials and man hours
to maintain the park been pro-
jected, where will funding come
from and for how many years?
7. Does the City of LaBelle have
the resources to provide regular
clean up and maintenance or will
they have to rely on volunteers as
in other city parks.
8. What government agencies
and departments have given writ-
ten firm support and funding?
And for how many years?
9. What is the legal and fund-
ing status of the park develop-
ment committee? Who or what
agency will be responsible for up-
holding whatever agreements are
reached? To put it another way,
who do we call on if promised
security or maintenance is not
provided. And what recourse do
we have if they aren't?
10. Does the City of LaBelle
even have the legal jurisdiction to
spend City taxpayer revenues in
11. What is the proposed time
line for development and comple-
tion of the park?
The above questions are not
designed to undermine the city's
commitment to what on the sur-
face sounds like a desirable proj-
ect. Our concern is that after the
initial enthusiasm has cooled, will
the park become just another ne-
glected piece of land that will de-
tract from our community rather
than enhance it.
In all due respect to the agen-
cies that have promised to main-
tain this park, we have had prom-
ises made to our home owner's
association from some of these
same agencies that have never
A prime example is the prom-
ise to maintain the fire roads that
were cut 2 or 3 years ago. That
has not been done. We were
promised that the trees that were
sprayed and killed would be re-
moved so they would not increase
the fire danger. That has not been
done. We were also assured that
there would be a controlled burn
performed to decrease the fire
danger. That has not been done.
As I stated in my opening, we
do not, in principal oppose a park
along Riverbend Drive. We do
however, have a considerable
stake in assuring- that our com-
munity remains a desirable place
to get to and to live in without fear
of a fire or undesirable elements.
hanging out in the park at night.
I feel, this small group of peo-
ple is presenting a rosy picture of
However, I don't feel confi-
dent that they have done enough
research into what it will take to
create and maintain a park of this
kind into the future. .A lot of ver-
bal promises have been placed
on the table by representatives
of various agencies, however, are
these people authorized to enter
into these kind of agreements?
The City of LaBelle has had a
lease from South Florida Water
Management (SFWM) on this'
property since 1991 for the pur-
pose of developing a park.
The city has not taken any
steps in over 16 years toward cre-
ating any plans until SFWM decid-
ed to discontinue the lease based,
on the apparent lack of interest in
fulfilling the agreement. I'm afraid
.that in it's rush to "preserve" this:
land for future generations, we
are overlooking the original in-'
habitants of the property. Remov-
ing vegetation, disturbing mas-
sive amounts of soil, creating an'
artificial oxbow and beach type.
riverfront will only lead to the
destruction of the natural habitat
numerous endangered and indig-
enous species call home. They
have lived here unthreatened and
in peace for over 50 years.
As you can see, there are
many questions to be answered
and obstacles to be overcome be-
fore an agreement can be made:
on the development of this land.,
Yes, I say let's work to keep this'
176 acres of natural habitat for
the vanishing species of animals
since- they have no one else to
speak for them. We would like for
our issues to be addressed.
For More Information See
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008 5
Clay and Brandi Howard were
surprised and elated on Easter
Sunday, March 23, 2008, when
Miss Riley-Carson Louise Howard
was born. She was in a hurry!
Mom and Dad left LaBelle at 12:30
p.m. and she was born at 2:52
p.m. at Health Park in Fort Myers.
She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces,
and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are
Francis and Debbie Howard of
Sebring, Fla. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Tim and Teresa Howard
of LaBelle, Fla. and Alan and Kar-
en McDaniel of Speedwell, Tenn.
Riley was welcomed home by
her big brothers, Ryan and Jacob,
big sister Kenzie and many other
family members and friends.
Treat mom on her day
VFW Post 10100 will have a
Mothers Day Dinner Sunday, May
11, at noon. The menu includes
hand carved roast beef, mashed
potatoes and gravy, fresh green
beans, dinner roll, dessert and
iced tea. Cost is $8 (Moms and
children under 12 half price.)
VFW Post 10100 is located on SR
29S next to the -rodeo grounds.
Smoke free dining.
Class of '88
The LHS Class of 1988 is plan-
ning its 20 year reunion. For in-
formation please call Leigh at
863-675-9288 or e-mail lhfmjf@
district to meet
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District will hold its
regularly scheduled Board meet-
ing on May 22, 2008 at 1 p.m. in
the large conference room of the
Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural
walks on the first Thursday of
each month from 9-11 a.m.
On May 1, Nancy Kilmartin,
Certified Interpretive Guide with
Lee County Parks & Recreation
will guide a walk along Hickey's
Creek Trail. Kilmartin has exten-
sive knowledge about the Calusa
culture and is well versed in their
use of native plants. Participants
may enjoy the last blooms of
Hiking at Hickey's Creek takes
you through a variety of habitats
including palmetto-oak scrub,
pine flat woods and seasonal wet-
lands. Views of scenic Hickey's
Creek can be enjoyed from trail
and overlook areas.
No registration is necessary.
Participants should wear sturdy
shoes and bring drinking water.
Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park
is located at 17980 Palm Beach
Boulevard (St Rd 80) in Alva.
There is a parking fee of $1 per
hour or $5 per day. For more in-
formation or to purchase a park-
ing pass for most Lee County Re-
gional Parks, call 239-533-7275 or
about real estate
M tingsare pen to the p
Free lessons given by Ken Sar-
gent in Intarsia and scroll work.
Learn to use a scroll saw and
sanders. Men and women. Call
683-843-0810 for information.
Register for cheer,
Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance
(a non profit organization) is hav-
ing open registration for summer
camp for ages K-5th grade. Please
see their Web site at www.royal-
dynastycheer.com Limited space
is available. Student volunteers
would also be helpful. They are
also having open registration for
next season. Volunteer coaches
needed. Please come and make a
different in a child's life.
CHS Healthcare family of of-
fice locations in Collier County is
encouraging families to beat the
rush for school physical and im-
munization by making appoint-
ments with their CHS physicians
office before the end of the school
year. If you do not have a primary
health physician CHS offices are
taking new patients and will work
with those who are uninsured of-
fering services on a sliding scale.
Find a convenient office at www.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information. Se Habla Espafiol.
Enjoy guided walk on
Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park
features free monthly guided
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser,
would like to announce that she
is available to meet with any local
real estate office, Title Company,
lending institution, law office or
any professional group whose cli-
ents would benefit from a better
understanding of amendment 1
and how it affects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared
a presentation to help you bet-
ter understand these exemptions
plus a tax estimate calculator to
help you estimate the new tax.
Anyone interested in having
Ms. Kulpa meet with your office
please call her office at 863-675-
5270 to set up an appointment.
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
an also register to win a $1,000
Belk shopping spree.
Pre-file for ag
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County'Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made ANY changes to this busi-
Richard and Janet Schuette of Michigan celebrated their
fiftieth wedding anniversary, which is May 17, with friends
and family. They have three sons: Tim, Tom and Chris and
a daughter, Cheryl. The couple also has four granddaugh-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
* Agricultural Classifications
are not transferable.
* New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to re-
ceive an agricultural classification
* If the status of the land
changes in any way, it is the re-
sponsibility of the taxpayer to no-
tify pur office.
Please note, new guidelines
were adopted for the 2007 tax
year. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding Agricul-
tural Classification please feel free
to contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-675-
5270 or visit our web site at www.
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.
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
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.
Rainbow Trails Camp
for bereaved children
Hope Hospice is now accept-
ing applications for the 2008 Rain-
bow Trails camp for bereaved
children. The annual camp is for
any youth, ages 6-16, who have
experienced a death in their fam-
ily during the past year due to
any cause. The camp will be held
The camp is provided at no
cost to the family. Camp Counsel-
ors are Hope employees, school
counselors, teachers and other
volunteers who complete coun-
selor training each year.
The goal of Rainbow Trails
Camp is to provide:
* A safe weekend camp expe-
* An understanding of the grief
process and their experiences
* Skills to cope with grief and
* An opportunity to memorial-
ize and say good-bye to their de-
ceased loved one
Rainbow Trails is full of fun
and stress-reducing activities in-
cluding crafts, swimming, singing
and much more. While camp has
a serious purpose, campers will
have plenty of fun.
For more information or to
receive an application packet by
mail, please call (239) 985-7792.
Help homeless pets
People who love pets but can-
not adopt one for one reason or
another now have another way
to help. Caloosa Humane Society
has just added a feature to its pet
list on Petfinder.com called Spon-
sor a Pet. With a simple click of a
button, a visitor can make a do-
nation to a pet's care. To see pets
available to sponsor, visit www.
If the pet chosen is no longer
available for adoption or receives
numerous sponsorships, The
shelter will apply the donations
to ongoing needs for other pets.
Contributions are collected and
distributed by the Petfinder.com
Foundation and are tax deduct-
ible as the law allows.
Summer Camp open
Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance
(a non profit organization) is hav-
ing open registration for Summer
Camp for ages K-5. Please see our
website at www.royaldynasty-
cheer.com. Limited space is avail-
able. We also could use some
student volunteers. We are also
having open registration for our
next season. We need volunteers
to coach. Please come and make
a difference in a child's life.
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008
CPD officers cited for work Obituaries
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- Two of Clewis-
ton's finest were recently honored
on individual merits.
They are: Steve Whidden, who
was recognized for his outstand-
ing work as an undercover agent
for the Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA), and Justin Spence, for the
officer's work in putting online
predators behind bars.
Last week, Don Gutshall,
Clewiston police chief, had noth-
ing but good things to say about
the men who represent his law
Mr. Whidden was honored by
the DEA for his work in the area,
the details of those exploits have
since become common knowl-
edge in his department.
Early in his DEA career, Mr.
Whidden boarded a deep-water
sailboat and left Miami's ports
with the hope of a big drug bust.
His work there eventually led him
to Jamaica, where he worked at
making a deal with drug traffick-
The effort paid off. The deal
was to be made in Clewiston, but
law enforcement agencies were
The bust netted $6 million in
drugs, and a picture of the chief
sitting above the bundles of nar-
cotics still hangs in his office.
Mr. Whidden served in that
dual capacity from 2005 to 2007,
and also had a stint as a Hendry
County Sheriff's Office deputy
during that time.
As a patrol officer for Clewis-
ton, Mr. Whidden has done well,
Chief Gutshall said.
"He's done a very good job
working in the street," said the
Police Chief Don Gutshall, left, presented Officer Steve Whid-
den with an award honoring his work with the Drug Enforce-
Mr. Whidden is also running
for Hendry County sheriff this
Chief Gutshall also recently
announced that the U.S. Attorney
General's Office recognized Justin
Spence as one of only two officers
as a National Award Winner.
"It's an awfully big award for
a town like Clewiston," said the
Det. Spence and his compan-
ion will be flown to Washington
D.C., where he will officially re-
ceive his award at the Capitol. He
is being recognized for his work
in finding sexual predators on the
Internet, and bringing them to
In the past year, Det. Spence
has been integral in making sev-
eral high-profile arrests. The sur-
prising thing, according to the
chief, is how very rarely the crimi-
nals that are arrested have crimi-
nal records. Many have white-
collar jobs working closely with
children -- a disturbing fact.
One of those arrested was J.
Scott Holsclaw, a grade teacher in
Clewiston, officers believed was
sending e-mail messages to a mi-
nor from his school job.
The chief is especially proud
with the fact that Mr. Spence
came up with the idea to track
down sexual predators online on
his own. The officer sought grants
and worked closely with neigh-
boring law enforcement agen-
cies in Broward and Palm Beach
counties in developing the local
Det. Spence is simply happy to
bust the bad guys.
"I think they're the worst ones,
preying on their youth, preying on
their innocence," said Mr. Spence.
"They're taking that away from a
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
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Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. officiat-
ing. Arrangements by Akin-Davis"
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Charlotte M. Maddox Michael Scott Stewart
Harold "Harry" Baker
Harold "Harry" Baker passed
away Thursday, April 24, 2008, in
Florescent, Missouri. He was born
January 14, 1971, He had lived in
LaBelle for about four years.
He is survived by his wife; Mar-
sha; son: Josh; daughters: Moe
and Shelly; sisters: Trudy Glenn
of LaBelle, Della Baker of Nevada
and Donna Baker of New York;
brother: Noel Baker of New York;
father: Harold Baker of Utah and
step-mother: Dee Baker of Utah;
along with several aunts, uncles
and cousins. A memorial service
is being planned. Please call Tru-
dy Glenn at 863-675-4383.
Edith E. Milam
Edith E. Milam, age 80, of La-
Belle, passed away April 26, 2008,
in Lehigh Acres.
She was born May 2, 1927, in
Greenville, SC, daughter of the
late Henley H. Garland and the
late Janie Leona (McFadden) Gar-
land. She was a charter member
of West Pasco Baptist Church,
Holiday, FL and most recently
attended First Christian Church,
Survivors include son: Thom-
as H. (Sharon) Milam of Moore
Haven, and daughter: Betsy
(Richard) Crawford of LaBelle;
granddaughters: Nancy (James)
Tanner and Susan (Ben) Long;
grandson: Kevin Milam; 12 great-
grandchildren and one great-great
She was preceded in death
by her husband, James Milam in
Funeral services were held
April 30 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, in, LaBelle with Pastor W
T. Maddox Jr. officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Ortona Cem-
Michael Scott Stewart of La-,
Belle died April 25, 2008. He was;
born in Jacksonville, Fla., and had -
lived in LaBelle for a year and a5
Survivors include his father:
Harold G. Stewart of LaBelle; sis-
ter: Mary Whitley; niece Amanda
Whitley and great-niece Cherokee
Whitley, all of Wichita Falls, Tx.
He was preceded in death by his'
mother: Elizabeth Booth Stwart.
Family and friends may gather
May 2 at 3 p.m. at Port LaBelle
Inn, #! Oxbow Drive.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
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breakfast counter, 5 ceiling fans, a security system,
a fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed-
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a
* $217,000 -Just completed 3B/2B in fast grow-
ing area of Port LaBelle. Just off SR 80.
* $249,000 - JUST REDUCED! Looking for a
home in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This
is it!! This beautiful 31D/2BA home also has a den
and a pool, and the .i ft chain link fence is perfect
for your pets.
* $280,000 - This 3BD/2BA home is situated close
to Santa Barbara Blvd. and Golden Gate Pkwvy sio it
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in 6 miles of tihe beach!
* $288,000 - JUST REDUCEDI Completely
remodeled 3BD/2BA homie in tie city on .1i5+/-
acres, wit a detchled 2 c:ar garage, fenced hack-
yard, landscaping & more. Call today.
* $925,000 - Stunning views from this 2 story
riverfront home. This home features 3BD/2BA, spa
on the deck off the master suite and much more.
Enjoy sunrises and sunsets from your own deck,
* $50,000 - Looking for a rental investment? This
mobile located on 4 lots.
* Starting al $79,900 - Please call about Moore
Haven Yacht Club models available & ready to
* $109,900 - JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand
new manufactured home with 3 spacious bed-
rooms and 2 bathrooms. A must see at this price in
a quiet North LaBelle area.
* $159,900 - Immaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
MH with many upgrades, just 2.5 yrs old. This
home is across from the river & boat ramps. The
home features a split floor plan, crown moldiling in
the living & dining room, porcelain sinks & Moin
faucet's. There is also an attached carport &
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED! - I.ooking for
peace and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for you! It fea-
wil s notsretfe
tures a 3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split
floor plan ant porches on 3 sides. There is a
detached I car garage. The property has oaks,
pines, a pond and is fenced.
* $775,000 - Commnercial zoned! 5+/- acre prop-
erny features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2
barns, 2 sheds and much more!
* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/- acre property boasts
many Florida Live Oaks and other natural vegeta-
tion. Located on lHwy 80 next to Berry Grove.
* $145,000 - West of LaBelle: Desirable 1 acre
buildable lot with riverview in 44 lot subdivision.
Private community boat ramp. Deed restricted
* Port I.aBelle I.ots starting at $17,600
* Montura Lots starting at $32,000
* Moore Haven Yacht Club Lots starting at
* Clewiston l.ot $ 21,500
* $2,750,000 - 'lo parcels totaling 4.28+/- acres.
Zoned I.B B-2 & I.B-B-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle.
Call for more information.
* $1,300,000 - 13+/- acres on Hwy 27. Great
* $888,025 - Auto salvage yard. Just reduced!
Great investment potiental.
* $395,000 - Looking for a commercial building
located oi SR29 in the city of LaBelle. Ask about
leasing. Call todav!
* $349,900 - Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
Iuildlng in the City of LaBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call today for more information.
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Charlotte M. Maddox, age 87,
of LaBelle, passed away April 22,
2008, in Lehigh Acres.
She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in
Wauchula to the late Henry Ellis
Bennett and the late Anna (Sten-
strom) Bennett. She was a resi-
dent of the area since 1946.
Survivors include daughter:
Susie Hull (Butch); sons: Henry
Maddox and James Clyde Mad-
dox (Kim), all of LaBelle; broth-
ers: Leighton Bennett and Eric
Bennett, both of Wauchula; sis-
ter: Ruth Roberts of Wauchula;
five grandchildren, eight great-
grandchildren, one great-great
grandchild. She was preceded in
death by her parents, husband,
Sid Maddox, and sister, Mildred
Funeral services were April 26,
graveside at Felda Cemetery with
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008 7
Apply for RCMA
child care now
The following RCMA child care
centers are now accepting appli-
cations for children six weeks old
to five years old: LaBelle CDC, SR
29 863-674-4510; Mira Verde CDC
863-674-4104; Krome CDC Cow-
boy Way 863-674-4515; Glades
West CDC 863-612-0783 and New
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-
Apply now for
The LaBelle Kiwanis Club is
now accepting applications for
continuing education or voca-
tional school scholarships. The
applications may be picked up at
the Chamber of Commerce or the
Kiwanis Thrift Store. They must
be returned to either place before
June 30, 2008. They may also be
mailed to Kiwanis Club at P.O.
Box 2161, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Attention LHS Seniors
Missed your cap and gown
photos or need last minute senior
Just call Jerri Lynn at 239-989-
7032 to set up your appointment
or go to www.photographybyjer-
rilynn.com. All proceeds will be
donated to your Project Gradua-
tion Party! Appointments will be
taken from April 16-30 for this
special fundraising event.
Apply for SCF
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.
Caloosahatchee Charter Chap-
ter ABWA scholarship applica-
tions are now available and can
be picked up at Badcock Furni-
ture on Main Street.
Parenting - Who Said It Was
Easy?, a free one-day parent
conference in partnership with
CARD, AWARE and FSDB, is be-
ing offered by Florida Diagnostic
& Learning Resources System
(FDLRS Heartland) on Tuesday,
May 6. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.
TV game inspires
with the program from 9 a.m.-I
Topics include Behavior Ba-
sics, IDEA 2004 update, Moms
Understanding Dads, Parent
Survival Skills and more. English
and Spanish versions. The loca-
tion will be at FDLRS Heartland,
1076 US 27 North, Lake Placid,
FL 33852. Pre-register by calling
Thursday: Turkey sandwich,
lettuce and pickle, vegetable
soup, sun chips
Friday: Cheese pizza, tossed
salad, peach cup, chocolate chip
Monday: Pizza nacho chip,
peaches diced, corn
Tuesday: Beef a roni, green
beans, pineapple, breadstick
274 N Bridge St
CBS 3/2 home in Laurel Oaks S/D. Double front doors
open onto a spacious great room. Master bedroom has
his/hers walk-in closets & master bath w/walk through
shower. Intracoastal marina within walking distance.
$300,000. Owner financing!
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. $300,000. Ownerfinancing!
2,365 sq ft in this 3/2 spacious home, split floor plan, &
2 car garage. Tile in bathrooms & kitchen. Near Port
LaBelle Marina $300,000. Ownerfinancing!
Beauty, warmth & value! You'll find all three in this 4/2.5
CBS 3 story home within city limits. Features include 2
fireplaces, office/den w/ V2 bath, 3rd floor game room, &
. ..... . (299,000
S1 " ' : I io story home on 1.8 +/- fenced ac.
Features spacious front porch, large deck & screen
porch on back. Hurricane shutters, new roof, separate
garage/workshop, 2 storage sheds. $295,000
3/2 spacious CBS home is built for comfort & family liv-
ing. Split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, spacious kitchen,
large lanai. Located only minutes from LaBelle & near
the Pt LaBelle Marina. $280,000. Ownerfinancing!
Spacious CBS 3/2 home designed for comfort & family liv-
$264,000. Owner financing!
4/2/2 with lots of room for entertainment with
formal dining, breakfast nook & living and family roons.
Sit on your A/C enclosed porch with privacy provided by
a large greenbelt. Laurel Oaks S/D. $259,900
On a tree canopied street in LaBelle, 4/2/2 CBS '06 home
on .42 ac w/large master bed & bath, separate laundry &
large pantry. Screened porch for outdoor fun. $259,900
3/2 CBS ome built in '95 located in Belmont offers a lot
of livability. Offering family & living room, formal dining,
split floor plan, new roof in '07 & fresh paint outside.
Enjoy a private back yard overlooking canal. $229,000
4/2 within city limits, close to everything. Large oaks
grace the yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo foors
in living, dining, master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile
in bath & carpet in other bedrooms. Great home for a
growing family. $195,000
This 3/2 w/den home is a chefs dream come true!
Granite countertops, island w/electric, Kraftmaid cabi-
nets, stainless steel appliances & sink. Wood laminate in
kitchen, dining &den. Backs up to Greenbelt. $189,900
This 3/2 w/ many oaks on the greenbelt has a roomy
floor plan, spacious bedrooms, freshly painted, new
appliances, new roof, new A/C, new wood laminate floor-
ing & tile. $172,500
Hang your hammock under the oaks of the 2BR/2BA
home with large screened lanai in Laurel Oaks.
Huge oaks shade the back yard of this affordable 3
br/2ba home. Features include spacious master bed-
room, wood plank flooring, screened front entry, fenced
backyard, and concrete slab basketball court. $149,900
Affordable CBS home, split floor plan & fenced back yard
for the kids. This 3/1 split floor plan home is in a great
family neighborhood. $140,000
Great starter home! 2/1.5 with 1 car garage. New kitchen
cabinets. Needs some TLC. $119,000
Welcome mat out! This 2/1 features wood laminate in liv-
ing & dining rooms, & carpet in bedrooms. New kitchen
cabinets, appliances, faucets, futures and vinyl siding.
Screened porch across the entire back side of the house.
3/2 wood frame home w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes
mobile home. Both sold "as is." $80,000
Vist u a
Wednesday: Chicken patty,
mashed potatoes, gravy, green
Thursday: Beef taco, let-
tuce, tomato, shredded cheddar
cheese, corn, orange juice, pea-
nut butter cookie
Thursday: Beef a roni, tossed
salad, corn, roll
Friday: Manager's choice
Monday: Nachos with tossed
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301 7th Ave * LaBelle
5 Bedroom/4 Bath
Call Suzy 863-517-2524
1179 Muriel Blvd - REDUCED 4/2/2 on
5.0 acres $498,000. Call Lisa Herrero
5017 NE Trade Winds Cir - 3/2/2
$189,000 Call Lisa Herrero 863-673-
570 Vero Ave Pioneer - 2/1 Modular on
reading excellence j
By Patty Brant tion pitted teams of two from each f rIA
Caloosa Belle school against each other, testing r
"Wildfire for 400": The format their comprehension and reten- LAND CO.
is familiar to millions of Jeopardy tion. Each team rotated members 180 N Bridge SL * LaBele, FL
fans - A grid with categories at on the panel. (863) 675-6788
the top and wager amounts be-
neath each category; contestants
choose a category, and make a
If they answer the question
correctly, they add that wager to
LaBelle elementary classes
changed that format to accom-
modate teams or third through
fifth graders from each of the
schools - Country Oaks, which
hosted the eeni, LaBelle Elemen-
tary and Uplhegrove Elementary.
Categories were six Sunshine
State book titles with correspond-
ing questions from their content.
The game show style competi-
The competition took place
April 17 in the COES library. The
panel of contestants faced a TV
screen with the familiar Jeopardy
grid including Daily Doubles and
then Double Jeopardy.
Each school got the chance to
eliminate one of the 15 Sunshine
State books for the total of 12 cat-
Librarians from Barron Library
formulated the questions.
Excitement mounted as each
school's team added or subtract-
ed to its total with its answers.
COES and UES were close go-
ing into Final Jeopardy, with UES
pulling out the victory.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Several teams of Jeopardy contestants rotated their time at
the panel seat. Pictured from left: COE students Skylar Bell,
Christian Jimenez, from LES: Andrea Deras and Kylie Castea;
and UES: Gladmir Fajardo and Christian Gause.
LaBelle student accepted
into People to People
Hugo Vargas, a student at
LaBelle Elementary School, has
been accepted into the People
to People World Leadership Fo-
Vargas will join a select group
of students in Washington, D.C.,
September 8-14, 2008 to earn
high school credit while study-
ing leadership and exploring
some of the United States' most
prominent monuments and in-
From Capitol Hill to the
Smithsonian Institution, and
from Colonial Williamsburg to
the National Museum of Ameri-
can History, Vargas will examine
the characteristics of American
leadership during times of na-
tional challenge and prosperity.
Forum delegates will also
participate in small-group dis-
cussions and exercises to expe-
rience first-hand how successful
leaders develop strategies, make
decisions, build consensus and
Vargas was nominated and
accepted for the honor based
on outstanding scholastic merit,
civic involvement and leader-
The program is coordinated
by People to People Student
Hugo Vargas, a student at
LaBelle Elementary School,
has been accepted into the
People to People World
Leader Programs to fulfill the vi-
sion President Dwight D. Elsen-
hower had for fostering world
citizenship when he founded
People to People during his
presidency in 1956. For addition-
al information please visit www.
Donna Kane. Broker, Associates Trisha
Arnold, Deruse Walker,
Bcverly Curni, Party Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 4BD/4 full and 2 half
bath estate abounds w/ signature appointment, inc. 22'
ceilings, home office, library, formal &informal dining,
wet bar, den, game room & huge master suite. Also fea-
turing back up generator & unattached 5 bay garage. Call
for the expansive details. $1,550,000
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets,
screen porch on frmnt & back of home. Florida room
overlooks a stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, 40x60
metal workshop, 36\l36 horse barn w/tack room!
3BR/2BA home sitting amongst spectacular oaks on 7.57
acres. Home features spacious kitchen with island,
breakfast area, separate dining, office/playroom. Storage
shed ant 45x45 pole barn, fenced and cross-fenced.
3BR/2BA home on 7.67 fenced acres. 24x100 pole barn
enclosed on 3 sides, 37x50 barn with stalls, fenced and
cross fenced. $495,000.
3/2.5 home on 1 ac. in a boating community. spli floor
plan, formal dining room, large open kitchen, pantry &
kitchen bar out to breakfast nook, & tray ceiling in living
room. New self cleaning in-ground pool in screened
lanai. Oversized 2 car garage & separate detached
2 story 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities
exist w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C &
newer Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn
w/workshop. Horses are welcome! $439,000
3/2 CBS home in small residential S/D. Oversized garage,
indoor utility large spacious bedrooms, large master
suite, great room, breakfast room, tile/wood flooring, &
3/2 Brick home on .68 ac. in town. The extra's are end-
less: 28x33 bonus room, custom cabinets, solid surface
counertops, stone backsplash, upgraded carpet & tile,
brick fireplace, 40x20 screened pool, therapeudic spa,
indoor utility 2 storage sheds and fenced back yard just
to name a few Come and see this spectacular home.
Wonderful CBS home on 6.68 ac offers endless possibil-
ities. Amenities include large rooms, wood laminate
floors, metal roof, game room, movie room, pond
w/island, horse barn & fenced. Ready for you & your
family @ $360,000.
3/2 CBS split floor plan home built for entertaining.
Home features galvalume roof, cathedral ceilings, large
master bath & his & hers walk-in closets, Silestone coun-
tertops. Intracoastal marina within walking distance.
$345,000. Owner financing!
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ing, Silestone countertops,den/ofice w/ over 2200 sq ft liv-
ing area. $329,000
Nestled under the massive oaks, this large 4/3 concrete
block home with caged in-ground heated pool on 4.5
oak filled acres is just minutes from LaBelle.
Outbuildings include workshop, sheds and storage
4014 S Edgewater Cir 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
3 bedroom/2 Bath on Modular Home
double lot $158,000 on 2.5 acres $134,000
Call Lisa 863-673-0066 Call Cathy 863-673-3709
2.5 acres $115,000 Call Cathy Lee 863-
520 Vero Ave Pioneer 3/2 on 2.5 acres
$162,500 Call Cathy Lee 863-673-3709
220 E Sugarland Cir 2/2 with pool
$175,000. Call Cathy Lee 863-673-3709
Established Motel-LaBelle Call Cathy
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Wednesday: Turkey wrap,
lettuce, tomato, pickles, backed
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salad, green beans, max stix gi-
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* WATERFRONTI Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B cus-
tom built home located in the Prestigious
Caloosa Harbor S/D. Features include an Oak
filled lot w/canal frontage & direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River, porcelain tile, hardwood
cabinets, granite counter tops in the kitchen, a
luxurious master suite with 2 walk in closets, and
much more! $289,900
* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
throughout hme, oversized kitchen and much
much more. $220,000.
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right! You could be
the proud new owner of this 3BR/2B CBS home.
Features include vaulted ceilings, split floor plan,
large master suite, 2 car garage, and much, much
more! This showcase can be yours for only
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only $130,000
* Brand new 2007 4/2 CBS home with
* 3BR/2B home located in the prestigious river
front subdivision of Quail Run. Features include
fenced back yard, screened porch, ceramic tile
and much more. $129,900
* 3/2 CBS home centrally located near all shop-
ping aUNDERtoCONRACT tile
throughout, spacious kitchen, corner lot.
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
Take control with the affordability of this amaz-
ing 3BR/2B home. Remodeled kitchen and won-
derful 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 imagi-
nation you can turn this into your dream home.
*1,4 bE lr 1' PNTRACTPl lot.
* Great investment potential! IBR/IB home on
a corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
SNeed more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxu-
rious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acres
has it all, from it spacious family room w/stone
fireplace, master suite w/ office, covered porch,
and fencing for horses. This one is a steal @
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home. Motivated
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road.Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! ;145,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area
ready for occupancy SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 hath home fea-
tures built in cabinets, large master bath, spa-
cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru
the rest of the house. Outside you will find a
fenced yard and storage shed. $120,000
Po � le MR split
floor g 0 av ItwMAI"Aui
* Home Sweet Home! Affordable, completely remod-
eled 3BA/2B home in town close to schools, restau-
rants, shopping, etc. Upgrades galore will make you
happy 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. $495,0001
* Commercial Property located in the heart of
LaBellU NDBE'Rn ~ Ml'nClTRA ntly
houses one restaurant and two offices. No two
ways about it this is a great buy, rent them all or
open your own business. $400,000
* REDUCEDI Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office space
and has plenty of room for parking. The floor-
plan has the advantage of being able to be split
into 2 separate rental offices, while still providing
a common lobby area. $398,900
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown IaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now - build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
* Commercial property with visibility from SR 80
.30+/-. Make offer $80,000.
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate
PAUL ROSE, Broker
Call or stop by to see more information on all of our listings!
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008
lGleilhn nice at O (church Briefs
state lifting meet
LaBelle High School power
lifter Jose Guillen placed in the
top five at the state meet in Day-
tona Beach which was held at
Embry Riddle University.
Jose's top five finish makes the
fourth'year in a row that a Cow-
boy power lifter has medalled in
Jose lifted in the 139 pound
class for the Cowboys. Jose to-
taled 470 pounds with a 255
pound bench press and a 205
clean and jerk.
Other Cowboy power lifters
that made the trip were Chris Tor-
relli in the 129 pound class who
finished 12th and Jamie Trejo in
the 119 pound class who also
finished 12th. Noe Moreno fin-
ished 14th in the heavy weight
class with a 595 total. Chris Wills
finished 15th in the 238 pound
Power lifters have had a great
season this.year with a 2nd place
finish at the LaBelle Invitational
and 3rd place finish at the Avon
Sign up for
Football and Cheer
The LaBelle Longhorns will
have sign ups at the Davis Spratt
Little League Field every Tuesday
and Thursday during the month of
May from 6-7:30 p.m. Come sign
up early for football and cheer!
Children Ages 5-15 (as of August
1). Any questions about sign ups,
please call Ramon at 239-822-
0299 or Lori at 863-673-4811.
Kids: come to LaBelle High
School Summer Basketball Camp
Monday, June 9-Friday, June 13,
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kids from
those going into kindergarten
through ninth grade are wel-
come. Cost is $65 (subtract $5 for
each sibling). Concessions will be
available during the day. For more
information call 863-674-4574.
volleyball camp set
LHS is planning a summer
football and volleyball camp Mon-
day, June 16-Thursday, June 19,
from 1-4:30 p.m. For volleyball,
kids going into the third grade- 11
grade are welcome; for football
from those going into third grade-
eleventh grade. Pick up provided
Call 863-674-4574 for informa-
You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting - the person you're an-
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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 p.m. No
admission, no pressure, all wel-
Parents - Are you wondering
how you're going to keep your
kids busy this summer? Here's
a great idea! We all know how
kids enjoy cowboys and horses
(Clewiston, FL) - This morn-
ing Congressman Tim Mahoney
(FL-16) joined Clewiston Mayor
Molly Soto Chamness, Clewiston
City Commissioners, City Coun-
cil members, City Utilities staff,
U.S.D.A. Rural Development, U.S.
Sugar and South Florida Water
Management District for a rib-
bon cutting and grand opening of
Clewiston's state-of-the-art water
production and treatment plant
facility. The new environmentally
friendly "reverse osmosis" facility
+ has the capacity to produce up
to 3 million gallons of high qual-
ity water per day and will provide
services to 7200 customers in
Glades, Hendry and Palm Beach
counties, meaning the water will
no longer be drawn from Lake
"This water plant is a monu-
ment to how local and federal
government can come together
and provide citizens access to
critical resources," said Congress-
man Mahoney. "This plant not
only demonstrates Clewiston's
commitment to preserve the en-
vironment, but it is a key element
in providing the infrastructure the
town requires to attract new in-
"Today is a great day in Amer-
ica's sweetest town. I'm very ex-
cited to have Congressman Ma-
Submitted photo/Ashley Smith
Congressman Mahoney joins Mayor Chamness, Clewiston
officials and others at the Clewiston Water Plant Grand Open-
honey here, as he continues to
show a great interest in our com-
munity and our rural way of life,"
said Clewiston Mayor Mali Soto
The new plant cost just over
$23 million and was funded
through a $14 million U.S De-
partment of Agriculture loan and
$9 million in federal grant funds.
While the city has owned and op-
erated its own water distribution
system for some time, it had no
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water production or treatment
facilities and purchased water
from the U.S. Sugar Corporation
for distribution through city distri-
bution lines. Upon learning that
the company would no longer
provide water to the city, local of-
ficials began developing an alter-
native source of potable water.
Reverse osmosis produces
water through the same process
as bottled water and improves its
so here's a chance to combine a
western theme with Christianity.
First Christian Church is planning
Vacation Bible School June 10-13,
for children ages 5-12. The time
will be 9 a.m. till noon with lunch
and transportation provided. Your
kids can join them at the *Triple
C Ranch** (temporarily located
at First Christian Church!), on the
corner of Lee and Ford Streets. For
more information call 675-1366.
Youth to preach at
On Thursday, May 8, Cowboy
Church of Palmdale well hold its
monthly meeting at 6 p.m.; food
and fellowship at 7 p.m. Gospel
music and the word, which well
be preached this month by a 17-
year-old youth from Okeechobee.
Seeding project to
enhance aquatic life
Fort Myers, FL - To help re-
store aquatic habitat in the Caloo-
sahatchee River and Estuary, the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) launched an
experimental project this week
to learn if tape grass planted up-
stream of the Franklin Lock and
Dam (S-79 water control struc-
ture) on the Caloosahatchee
River can help re-seed the estuary
downstream. Beds of tape grass
provide prime habitat for native
juvenile blue crabs, fish and other
species that spend early develop-
mental stages in shallow estuaries
where they can hide from large
District scientists and contrac-
tors will plant tape grass, Vallis-
neria americana, in circular beds
at five locations in the Caloosa-
hatchee River. The native wide-
bladed grass typically grows in
Florida's fresh or mildly saline
By planting the tape grass up-
stream of the Franklin Lock and
Dam, the new plants will be less
vulnerable to changes in salinity
levels nearer the coast and so may
continue providing seed stock to
downstream areas. It will take
three months to complete the
$49,000 study. Tape grass for the
study is being harvested from an
experimental pond at Lee County
Hyacinth Control District, which
is providing the plants at no cost.
Workers will be planting three
beds at each location. Two of the
beds will be surrounded by a wire
mesh cage to help prevent turtles
and fish from eating the fresh
grass. The third bed at each site
will be left unprotected as a study
The multi-year rainfall defi-
cit has dramatically reduced the
amount of freshwater runoff and
river flows available to help main-
tain the right salinity balance for
tape grass to grow in the Caloosa-
Since 2000, Florida has in-
vested close to $2 billion in the
state-federal partnership to re-
store the Everglades. The Dis-
trict's budget this year dedicates
$790 million for the restoration
of the Everglades, including $480
million for the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan,
nearly $200 million to benefit the
Kissimmee, Lake Okeechobee,
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie wa-
tersheds and $111 million to fur-
ther improve the quality of water
entering the Everglades Protec-
tion Area. Investments in environ-
mental restoration represent a full
two-thirds of the District's FY2008
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Congressman Mahoney on hand to
help open Clewiston water plant
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 20089
RCMA staffers honored for earning degrees, credentials
By Matt Bokor
Special to the Caloosa Belle
The Redlands Christian Mi-
grant Association, which pro-
vides quality child care and early
education for children of working
poor families throughout Florida,
recently honored 95 of its staffers
for earning their college degrees
or professional credentials.
Seven of the honorees live or
work in LaBelle:
* Cynthia Adamle, family sup-
port worker at Krome Child De-
velopment Ceenter in LaBelle,
who received her family develop-
* Rebecca Amaro, center co-
ordinator at Rollason Child De-
velopment Center Preschool in
Immokalee, who received her
associate's of science degree in
early childhood education from
* Magloris Contreras Pardo,
infant toddler teacher at LaBelle
Child Development Center, who
received her associate's of sci-
ence degree in early childhood
* Gloria Gonzalez, develop-
ment coordinator at RCMA's state
office in Ipmokalee, who re-
ceived her bachelor's of science
degree in business management
from Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
* Diane Kuntz, assistant cen-
ter coordinator at Krome Child
Development Center in LaBelle,
who received her family develop-
* Telma Paz, family support
worker at Glades West Child
Development Center in LaBelle,
who received her family develop-
* Shandeya Thomas, infant
toddler teacher at Krome Child
Development Center in LaBelle,
who received her national child
development associate creden-
Moreover, Ms. Gonzalez was
selected among the 95 honorees
statewide to be keynote speaker
at the awards ceremony, which
was conducted at the historic Ke-
nilworth Lodge in Sebring.
A mother of two and longtime
LaBelle resident, Ms. Gonzalez
attended college over a nine-year
period to earn her bachelor's de-
She urged her RCMA col-
leagues to continue their edu-
cation and to motivate their
co-workers to pursue their cre-
dentials and degrees.
Remembering the proud
smiles of her two children upon
her graduation, Ms. Gonzalez
also told the honorees that their
accomplishments made a pro-
found impact on their families.
"Your families are so very
proud of you," she said. "They
supported you throughout your
education, and they admire you
for your achievement. Those of
you who have children, your chil-
dren look up to you and see you
as their role model. Your children
see you studying and dedicating
your 'free' time to your studies.
This will inspire them to have a
positive outlook on the impor-
tance of their education."
RCMA Executive Director Bar-
bara Mainster presented each
honoree with a plaque and con-
gratulated them on their achieve-
In addition to preparing chil-
dren of rural, low-income fami-
lies to succeed in kindergarten
and beyond, RCMA's mission
includes providing opportunities
and encouraging the profession-
al development of its employees,
many of whom are former farm
Founded in 1965 in the Red-
lands farming area of Miami-
Dade County, RCMA serves nearly
8,000 children statewide in more
than 70 learning centers and two
RCMA operates four child
development centers in Hendry
County with nearly 500 children
Headquartered in Immokalee,
RCMA is a nonprofit, non-sectar-
ian 501(c)(3) association funded
by local, state and federal grants,
as well as the generosity of busi-
nesses, individuals, the United
Way and other organizations.
Volunteers and donations are al-
To help, call the LaBelle area
office at (863) 674-4652. For more
information you can log online at
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Ha sido una semana trigica
en la calls de LaBelle con cuatro
personas muertas en dos acci-
La primera'fatalidad ocurri6 el
sAbado 19 de abril acerca de las
11:32 p.m en La Calle 80 al este
de la Ford Denaud. De acuerdo
con el informed de Los Patrulleros,
un vehiculo Mercurio 1992 con-
ducido por Gilberto Moreno de
21 afios y resident en LaBelle se
encontraba viajando hacia el este
en el carril este, simultAneamente
un Chevrolet 1985 conducido por
Horacio Villa de 26 afos y resi-
dente en LaBelle estaba viajando
hacia el oeste en el carril contrar-
io, el resultado del choque frente
a frente dej6 a Moreno muerto en
la escena del choque, Villa fue
transportado al Hospital Memo-
rial donde muri6 horas mas tarde.
Ninguno de los hombres tenia
puesto el cintur6n de seguridad.
El segundo choque ocurri6
el 21 de abril en la 29 de Glades,
29 millas al norte de LaBelle. Or-
estes Delgado -Horta de 56 afios
y resident en Hialeah estaba
manejando un semi-cami6n Vol-
vo en el carril norte mientras que
un Hyundai 2005 que cargaba dos
contenedores individuals viajaba
en el carril sur.
El semi-cami6n condu-
cido por Delgado se movi6 hacia
el carril sur para pasar el trAfico
lento por lo cual choc6 de frente
con el Hyundai muriendo el con-
ductor y pasajero que hasta ahora
no se saben sus identificaciones.
Delgado no sufri6 ninguna heri-
da, Las tres personas involucra-
das tenian puestos sus cinturones
de seguridad. Delgado fue citado
por pasar un carril que no debia
de haber cruzado.
Un pleito ocurrido el 15 de
abril, deja un hombre muerto y
otro arrestado por homicidio,
Segin el informed del al-
guacil, Joseph Conley, Jr de 19
aios fue a la direcci6n 690 Calle
Nile para alimentar y cuidar el
caballo de su novia. En la resi-
dencia Conley tuvo un pleito con
Michael Crain porque anterior-
mente habia dafiado la realaci6n
que el tenia con su novia lo cual
Crain lo habia admitido. Conley
golpe6 a Crain en el lado izqui-
erdo de la cara en la mandibula
superior. La victim cay6 violen-
tamente al suelo, despu6s qued6
inconsciente con dificultad de
respiraci6n. El report dice que
otra persona sostuvo la cabeza
de Crain mientras Conley trataba
de revivirlo con agua, en ese mo-
mento el duefio de la propiedad
le orden6 a Conley que se fuera.
Conley dijo a las autoridades que
llam6 varias veces para preguntar
por la condici6n de la victim que
falleci6 el mi roles 16 de abril.
La Medicatura Examinadora dijo
que Crain habia sufrido trauma
craneal, fractures en el crineo
consistentes cuando se cay6 en
la grava. Tambien tenia el cerebro
inflamado y moretes en el lado
derecho de la mandibula.
Este es el segundo homici-
dio ocurrido en LaBelle en menos
de un mes. El 23 de marzo Luis
Orocko de 23 afios, atac6 a Jose
Antonio Villareal porque este le
estaba cobrando por los arreglos
del carro y Orocko estaba en de-
sacuerdo con el arreglo. Orocko
permaneci6 en el taller y horas
mas tarde Villareal fue encontra-
do sentado en una silla afuera de
su negocio con la cabeza ensan-
grentada y muri6 el 26 de marzo.
Orocko fue arrestado el 23 de
marzo y acusado de Homicidio
Submitted photo/Michael Gonzalez
RCMA LaBelle honorees, from left: Telma Paz, Gloria Gonzalez, Magloris Contreras Pardo, Rebecca Amaro, Shandeya
Thomas, Cynthia Adame, Diane Kuntz.
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exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-
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the ability to use computerized medical recoruabstract and
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with patients, staff, and the community. The center
presently operates during the hours of 8am 8pm
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patient information. Acute care hospital experience preferred.
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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.
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Previous experience in a hospital kitchen environment
preferred. Will perform tray set-up and diet control.
Wanted for Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston.
Florida. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree with five
years progressive experience, and eligible for national certifica-
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The position serves as a Generalist; works towards implement-
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and maintaining 100% proficiency in the CAP and ICAHO
Accreditations; has responsibility for technically performing the
full range of clinical laboratory procedures including Chemistry,
Hematology, Immunohematology, Serology, and Microbiology
Must possess a minimum of five years technical experience in
test interpretation, quality control and instrument maintenance.
and must be able to perform phlebotomy and arterial blood
gas collections. This is a full-time position and requires on-call
& weekend rotation.
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years experience, and eligible for national certification, and
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serves as a Generalist; works towards implementing the
departmental goals of Standardization, realignment, has
responsibility for technically performing the full range of clinical
laboratory procedures including Chemistry, Hematology.
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to perform phlebotomy and arterial blood gas collections. This
is a full-time position and requires on-call & weekend rotation.
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Manage the main Health Department
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Schedule patient appointments for
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filing, etc. Document medication refills
as per protocol. Prior experience.
Valid FL DL. HS Diploma or GED.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Computer exp. in Microsoft Office.
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WINDOW A/C - 12,000 btu
Maytag, plugs 110 outlet, re-
mote control. $150
BATH TUB - Claw foot, Newly
refinished porcelain coating.
Great condition. $900.
WOOD BURNING COOK
STOVE - Antique, excellent
FREEZER - Kenmore Cold
Spot, Good condition. $175.
GE Gas Range, 4 burner set up
w/ regulator & 2 301b. tanks,
$300 or will separate
MINI FRIDGE - good cond.,
RANGE HOOD - Old, looks
good, works. $20
REFRIGERATOR - Ice maker
be hooked up in it. Good
condition. $175. or best of-
REFRIGERATOR - Frigidaire,
side by side, works well,
good shop fridge. $200
REFRIGERATOR - GE, White,
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
REFRIGERATOR - glass
shelves that roll out, icemak-
er, exc. cond., like new,
$275 neg. (863)675-2596
Black, 18 cu ft, like new,
$250 or best offer
STOVE - GE Select, Ceramic
top, Self cleaning,
White/black. Good cond.
$200. Neg. (863)824-7644
STOVE - Whirlpool, works
good & Refrigerator - West-
inghouse, $100 for both or
best offer. (863)885-2758
UPRIGHT FREEZER - Ken-
more, 10 cu ft, excellent
I Fitnes Cent
BAR- STOOLS - 2, White &
wood. Real wood. Good
condition. $50. Will separate.
BED - Huntington king size,
solid wood, 7ft hdboard & 7
ft dresser w/mirror, 12 draw-
ers. $1100 (863)228-2311
BED - Queen size with mat-
tress & box spring. $100.
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood.
BEDROOM SET - On/full
hdbd/ftbd, dresser w/mirror,
5 drawer chest, 2 nt stands.
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
BUNK.BEDS - Wooden w/at-
tached dresser & slide out
sleeper. Like new. $250 neg.
CHINA CABINET - Large Drex-
el, walnut color, solid wood,
located in Loxahatchee.
$250 (561)793-9463 eves
CORNER COMPUTER DESK -
white/pine, good condition,
$100 or best offer.
COUCH - beige background,
w/blue & burgundy flowers,
like new, $400.
COUCH - floral design $40
COUCH - Full size, Floral de-
sign. $175 (863)675-2804
DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $150
FUTON, SWIVEL ROCKER &,
ANTIQUE CHAIR - all in
good condition, $140 or will
sell sep (315)751-6632
Lazy Boy Recliner, tan-green
w/foot stool, still has paper
work, $100 (863)801-1975
ask for Michelle
LIVING ROOM SET - 4 piece,
Cherry wood. $400
LIVING ROOM SET - 7 pc.
$450 or best offer.
LR SET - 8 pc., white leather
sofa & loveseat, 2 lamps, 3
tables & Ig. TV armoire,
SOFA TABLE - New, Walnut
finish. $50. (772)233-1127
WASHER - Amana, good
shape $50 (863)634-2817
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
LADIES BICYCLE - 24" Kula-
na, like new, turquoise. $40
or best offer. (863)357-6703
MOUNTAIN BIKES (3) - 26",
$150 will sell separately.
COLLEGE TEXTBOOK - Micro-
biology, text & lab books,
Ninth edition, good cond.,
$60 will sep. (863)675-2896
HOOKED ON PHONICS - Like
new. Only 1 book opened.
K-2nd grade level. $70
LEAP PAD READER - Like new
w/ carrying case & 7 books
w/cartridges. 1st grade level.
,$60 (863)983-5511 Missy
NATURAL HEALING - 8 large
volumes, covers everything
from A-Z,'07 series. $125 or
best offer. (863)467-0627
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
WINDOWS - White aluminum,
used, good cond, (2) 47 x
47, (1) 59 x 47, w/screens.
$195 neg (863)467-9800
BABY ITEMS - Crib, Stroller,
High Chair & Walker, $170
will sell separately.
ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE -
Child's Chopper, Excellent
cond. Charger cord included.
GLASSWARE - Warner Bros,
Marvel Comics, Rockwell &
more. $100 (863)983-4314
HIKING BOOTS - New, never
worn, size 7.5 wide,. HiTec
TrecLite. $30 firm
WEDDING DRESS - Never
worn. Veil, Tiara, Bra, Crino-
lin. Sz 5. Cream. Pd. $2500
Asking $600 (954)696-4191
BASEBALL - Atlanta Braves
World Series, $100.
NASCAR (2) - #3 Earnhardt
Sr. diecast bank, $200 will
SPORTS CARD COLLECTION -
Approx, 3600 football &
baseball cards. $80. for all
(863)763-4098 Leave msg.
DELL XP TOWER - CD burner,
educational games, com-
plete. $125 Call Tony at
'u iu 0610
PATIO FURNITURE - 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
NECK MASSAGER - Tony Lit-
tle, Used one time. Works
OVER BED HOSPITAL TABLE -
Adjustable height. Tilt for
reading & storage. $85
WALKER - Hugo, with brakes
& seat, like new. $60 or.best
WALKER - Nova Cruiser De-
luxe with handbrakes and
seat. $75 (863)467-0031
WHEEL CHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1500.
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son 5000 ant., ext. spkr,
SWR meter & 18' cable,
CELL PHONES 2) NEXTEL 850
w/chargers. $100 will sep.
Call Tonya (863)357-2300
Coleman Gas Generator,
model 6250, 5,000 watts, 6
gallon tank, $500 or best
children, etc. Only one sig-
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LLC. Established 1977.
DOUBLE STROLLER - Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
Konetco country plank collec-
tion floating locking floor
system, 1103 sq. ft., $1,470
great price (863)763-7386
SLOT MACHINE - Has token,
works perfectly. $400
MASAGE PAD - Twin size,
Homedics electric with heat.
Very high end. $50.
PREP TABLE - 24"x24", New,
Stainless Steel, Paid $120.
Asking $60. (863)824-7644
ROCKING CHAIR - inside/out-
side, like new, exc. cond.,
$65 or best offer.
SLEEP NUMBER BED - King
size, no room, must sell.
New $1600, asking $750.
SOFA - Excellent condition.
Beige with peach & green
SOFA & LOVESEAT - Good
condition. Country blue &
white. $150. (863)467-1540
TABLE - Bamboo glass top
and four chairs. $150 neg
TABLE TOP - Very nice glass
72"x42'x/2" thick. Beveled
with all 4 corners rounded.
TABLES - Coffee & 2 End,
Glass w/ cherry wood. $150
TWIN BEDS - like new, denim
headboards, pads, plain dust
ruffles, denim quilt covers,
WICKER DRESSER - 3 draw-
ers and many more match-
ing pieces $225 or best offer
for all (863)467-6484
GOLF CART - With charger,
Needs TLC, $350.
GLOCK 19 - like new, 1 owner,
w/orig owners manual, soft
case, $450 or best offer
(863)699-2971 ask for Dave
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
RIFLE'- Remington Woodmas-
ter Model 742, semi auto
30-06 w/scope, sling, am-
mo. $375 (863)763-5081
STAIRMASTER - Good shape.
$25. or best offer.
TREADMILL - Preform 755
CS, like new condition,
JUICE EXTRACTOR - Juice
Men Jr. $50 (863)801-9288
HEART BRACELET - Sterling
Silver, Tiffany, Big Rolo Link.
Heavy! New, in box. Very
nice! $200 (863)634-0812
RING - 14 kt. white gold. 1V2
ct. 5 emerald cut diamond
anniversary ring. Must see!
$2500 neg. (863)634-0812
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SWIMMING POOL - Sand &
Sun. Complete, Simple set.
$50 (863)643-8880 Okee
PSE Deer Hunter compound
bow, left handed, 55 to 65
Ibs, Arrows & more $75 obo
TREE STAND - Ameristep, 15
ft, 2 man ladder tree stand,
never used, already assem-
bled. $75 (863)885-1172
KICKER SPEAKERS - 2, 15",
in box with a 2000 watt nitro
amp. New still in box. 3 yr
warranty $600 (863)697-8676
SPEAKERS - 4, 12" Punch P2,
8 ohm, $300. Will separate.
Or best offer (863)634-5888
SUBWOOFERS - 2, JBL Power
Series 10" in enclosed rec-
tangular box. 26.75"x13.75"
SUBWOOFERS - 2 Quantum
12" Cozmik Series. In a port-
ed box w/2 0800.1 800watt
amps. $600. (863)697-1944
BIG SCREEN TV - Phillips 60"
HDTV, 1 yr old, includes en-
tertainment stand. $800
HDTV - Samsung 32" flat tube,
2 years old with owners
manual & remote. $300 or
best offer. (863)634-6897
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DIESEL GENERATOR - 5 kw,
GENERATOR - Shop Force,
1000 watt, like new. $100
RIGID TABLE Saw - Model
3612, sold new for $700,
used in good shape, $300.
GI JOE & ARMY MEN - 5 large
vehicles, 4 GI Joes & Misc.
Good condition. $50.
IROBOT VACUUM - Works ter-
rific, will complete approx 2
rooms before charge is need-
ed. $150 (863)357-8265
VACUUM - Kirby The Ultimate
G Series. All attach. Extra
bags. DVD Owners Manual.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
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NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
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Roach Tablets, Guaranteed
to kill roaches since 1922.
Over 100 tablets treats entire
home, less than $5. Sold at
Publix, Ace Hardware Stores,
Casio, screen showing
hands & notes, with stand.
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
LEGAL FILING CABINET - 2,
(2) drawer, Buff color, Metal
BABY BUNNIES - 5, Mixed, 8
weeks old. $25. or will sep-
BLUE PITBULL FOR SALE:
$150 or best offer. 8 mo's.
old. Nice & Playful w/ Kids.
COCKATIELS - Female, 3
months old. $45
DOG BOX - 3x3x29", single,
diamond plate top & ply-
wood . bottom, $300
DOG BOX- 4x4x24", dbl. w/2
swing doors, diamond plate
top & center, plywood bot-
tom, $400. (863)467-7197
ITALIAN MINI GREYHOUND
PUP - Reg. shots, great little
dog. $250 (863)697-9103
JACK RUSSEL terriers,
wormed, purebred, 9 wks
$100 ea (863) 675-2844
JAPANESE CHIN - AKC Reg.,
Female, House trained w/
micro chip. 1 year old. $250
LOVE BIRDS - Breeding pair,
LOVE BIRDS - 2 females, 3
months old. $90 for both or
Malaysian Serama. Smallest
Chicken in the world. Also
fertile hatching eggs
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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Offered ' 825
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
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TRACTOR - '58 Allis Chalmers
WD model, restored, runs &
looks great! $4800
TRACTOR- '57 641 Ford, mo-
tor runs, tranny broke, has
extra parts; $1500
BAD BOY MOWER - Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
LAWN SPRAYER - Or com-
plete pest control unit. $475
or best offer, call for details.
PATIO TABLE, CHAIR & 2
BENCHES - Concrete, $200.
or best offer. (863)824-0981
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER - Craftsman,
11 hp eng w/electric start,
38" cut, runs great. $180
RIDING MOWER - Murray, 52"
cut, Only needs battery.
Great condition. $250.
RIDING MOWER - Murray.
Runs good. Missing front
cover. Needs gear oil. $50
RIDING MOWER - Poland Pro,
19hrs, 48" cut. 24hp, Cruise
control. $1000. Firm.
(863)673-3894 Ask for Kevin .
RIDING MOWER - Yard Ma-
chines by MTD, 13 hp eng
w/electric start, 38" cut, runs
great. $150 (863)763-7875
RIDING MOWER - Zero turn.
42" Dixon. $800
SKAG 52" - Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair
Young, Java's & Buckeyes.
$250. ea (863)675-4858
Every Monday-12pm & every
USED SADDLE - brand new
with tack, $100
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -,
FOR RENT OR SALE - 2 BR, 2
BA, 2nd Floor Condo in Im-
mokalee. Near school &
shopping. Gated community
w/pool..No pets. $975 mo.,
inclds cable. (239)503-0080
CLEAN - 2 br, 2 ba house
w/garage & fenced in yard.
COUNTRY VILLAGE- lbr, Iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, . $550/mo
Barber Real Estate
Business Places -
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
BEAUTIFUL SErIiNG FOR SALE!!
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 $96,000!!!
Call 239-997-1069 or
Turkey Creek, 2 blks. from
river, 1-2br/1ba up, 1br/lba
mother-in-law down, end of
canal, I-shaped dock, 52 ft.'
draft, motivated sellers,
LABELLE - 5 acres, pond,
house, trees, barns, RV stor-
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
ACREAGE - In Labelle, 2
acres, wooded. $115,000 or
best offer (954)817-1112
10 acres in pvt comm
Starting at $180,000
Owner financing at 5.5% APR
First Rlty (561)385-7888
CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres
on cul-de-sac, 250 Taft
Blvd., 509' Frontage, for
sale or lease. 561-985-7570
MONTURA RANCH ESTATE
1.25 ac. on paved main road.
412 Bald Cypress Ave.
$40,000 neg. (561)985-7570
LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only
$119,900. BONUS: NOW IN-
CLUDES FREE BARN KIT!
Own the dream! New 1,800
sf log cabin kit AND barn kit.
Near FL/GA border. 90 min-
utes Jacksonville. Potential
to subdivide! Excellent fi-
nancing. Call now
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
RENT TO OWN
30 Year Lease Option
No Prepayment Penalty
New & Brand New
3 & 4 Bdrm Homes
No Closing Cost
Move in Today!!
Our Homes are in the beautiful
subdivision of Arrowhead
l~par. tmets 09
EUCALYPTUS VILLAGE -
Large 3 BR, 2 BA House. No
pets allowed. Non Smk. Env.
$900 mo. + Ref's. & Sec.
Required. Margaret Barber
Real Estate (863)675-5968
LABELLE- Pool Home, on Ige
lots, loads of trees, 2br,
2ba,extra room/apt. Lg cov-
ered porch, $825/mo
PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech-
wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New
home $900/mo. Call
#1 Riverfront Home
471 Old CR 78
3 bedrooms -2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & 4 acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo.
Call Broker - Owner
Move into your dream
LABELLE - 5 Acres, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.
OKEECHOBEE- Wanted Senior
Male or Female, roommate
or companion to share ex-
penses in a 2br/2ba home.
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
SCowboy 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
BOAT SLIP RENTAL - Call
(239)337-5859 for more in-
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
I Houses- Rent
12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 1, 2008
8077 Sunrise Circle.
Saturday, May 3rd
Contact Nick for more
Belle Realty Company
= 9 ,- I
ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain
Acreage Homesites From
$49,000 Excellent financing
Dockable Lakefront & LOG
CABIN Only $89,900. SALE:
Sat, May 3rd Only. Gorgeous
2100 sf log cabin package &
beautifully wooded dockable
waterfront parcel on private,
recreational lake in Tenn.
Quiet, gated community. Or,
5 acre lake access with free
boat slips just $24,900. Ex-
cellent financing. Sold 1st
come, 1st served. Call now
Estate Auction, Sat., May
17th, 10am. 655+/- acres -
divided. Webster Co., GA.
Hunting, fishing,' hardwoods,
10%BP; GAL AU-002594
SEVEN (7) WOODED ACRES
with 2100 sq.ft. Log Home
Package. Easy Access to In-
tracoastal Waterway. County
Road Frontage with Utilities!
$89,900! Call now
Southern Colorado Ranch
Sale 35 Acres w/ Well just
Rocky Mountain views Year-
round access, Nicely treed
Access to electric and tele-
phone Call Red Creek Land
today (866)OWN-LAND x
station.com Offer void where
prohibited. Terms and condi-
tions subject to change with-
out notice. *Monthly
payment of $356.22 based
upon a purchase price of
$69,900 with 15% down and
$59,415 financed via a 30
year mortgage at a fixed in-
terested rate of 6.00%.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
- Mobile Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
HENDRY COUNTY - 3br, 2ba,
Cent. A/C, Remodeled.
$675. mo. + $675. Sec.
dep. 239-368-5941. Lv msg
LABELLE - Case Rd. on 21/2
acres, small barn in back,
bring your horses, $775 mo.
+ sec. (239)461-0462
LABELLE: 2br single wide, Re-
modeled. Oak trees. $150
NEW 2BR/2B DW in adult
community. Must be age 55
or older. Pool, clubhouse &
yard care included. $595 mo
Ready to move in. Call
863-946-2790 or 673-4325
RENT TO OWN - Like new DW
on /2 acre. No credit needed.
Ready to move in. Call
S/R 29 SOUTH- 2br, 2ba, mo-
bile home on 1/2 acre. Bro-
ker Owner. (863)517-1153
BAD CREDIT, No credit, No
problem. 3br/2ba Ready to
move in with your down pay-
ment. Lorena 863-675-4442
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
FLEETWOOD MH - 48 ft,
w/attached carport &
workshop shed, 2 br, 1 ba,
w/d, new hot water heater,
roof sealed & coated. $18,500
or best offer (502)592-0708
LAKEPORT- 2br, 2ba,, im-
maculate, .shed, carport,
$14,000, Lot rent $210/mo.
LAND/HOME Package deal
$5,000 down. Ready to
move in. No credit needed
LOWEST PRICES on mobile
homes in SW Florida. We
take trade-ins. No down pay-
ment. Deals with your lot eq-
uity. Very easy financing
New 3br/2ba DW $41,900
factory clearance sale. Call
for pre-credit approval, easy
to qualify 863-675-8888
New 3BR/2BA Ig DW on your
lot. 5.5% F.H.A. financing
available w/little to no down
NEW MOBILE HOME on l/z
acre lot. Nice neighborhood.
Low down payment. Easy
credit approval 675-8888
No Tiene credit establesido,o
tiene mal credit nosotros le
puedemos auydar. 3/2ba lis-
ta para ser occupada. (863).
Packele complete de casa
mobile y 1/2 acre de terreno
puede ser sulla con solo
$5,000 deposit. Para mas
REPO MUST SELL. Large
3br/2ba 2001 DW in excel-
lent condition. No money
down on your lot. Setup,
A/C, tape & textured all incl
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
14 ft. aluminum bass boat,
30 hp evinrude, runs good,
$1800 or best offer
2003 Magic tilt boat trailer, 28',
2 axle, 6000 lb. capacity, 3420
Ib. tongue weight capacity, like
new $1250 (863)763-7567
ALUMINUM PROP - for '96
Yamaha outboard motor, will
fit many different models,
ANCHOR - For large boat with
long chain & rope. $30. or
best offer. (863)675-8937
BOAT MOTOR - OMC, GM, V6,
professionally rebuilt w/ex-
haust & risers. $300 or best
BOAT TRAILER - 14', needs
lights & tires, $125. Call
Charlie at 863-612-6575
JOHNSON MOTOR - 15hp,
short shaft, $600
Continental motorcycle trailer
galvanized, 2 bike capacity
with ramp, $500
DIRT BIKE - Suzuki 50, '04,
Like new condition. A Must
See. $600. Neg.
DIRT BIKE - Suzuki RM 250,
'94, Runs OK. Needs some
TLC. Will sell for $500. or
best offer. (863)801-5694
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER CUSTOM '05- 1200cc,
lots of chrome, low miles,
bring cash make offer
HD SPORTSTER - '88, Runs
good. 33K mi., $3000. or
best offer. (863)763-0829
MOTORCYCLE TRIkE - with
Volkswagen eng., -$3,500.
SHOVELHEAD '84 - new tires,
new fenders, gas tank,
$4000 or best offer
SUZUKI BOULEVARD 2006--
Excellent shape! 1800 mis.
Garage kept.. 1 Owner.
$5000 neg. (772)263-1697
ATV - Honda Rancher, '01,
4x4, 350cc, Electric winch,
Excellent condition. $3750.
HONDA 250, '04 - runs good,
never been in mud, $2,500.
say they have experienced bul-
lies who throw rocks and pick
on them. Their parents, Marcus
and Shantie Benavidez, brought
them to the school. Marcus said
his girls are small for their age. He
was tired of his daughters coming
to him in tears because someone
was picking on them. He hopes
tae kwon do will help them teach
the bullies to back off - and no-
body gets hurt.
The girls have big smiles on
their faces as they talk about the
class. Aliya said she likes getting
in great shape and her family has
always enjoyed karate movies.
Vincent said each student
works at his or her own level
while earning the belts that show
their progress. It's about attitude
and effort. Everyone's abilities are
different, he said.
At Integrity Fitness Center,
students can go from beginner
to black belt. The grand open-
ing is planned for May 31 from 10
The school is open six days
1997 Dodge 2500, extended
cab, extended bed, silver, CD
player, great for hauling
BUICK SKYLARK '90 - needs
head, interior like new, $600
or best offer (863)801-4519
CAPRICE CLASSIC - '93,
Chrome mtr, Fiberglass rear
window area. Lift'for 26" rims.
$3000. Neg. (863)517-1597
CHEVY 6500 1999 - 4 Door.
Please contact Bernardo
Barnhart, Florida Community
CHEVY CAVALIER - '00, 97K,
great condition. $3,500.
DODGE INTREPID '99 - Clean,
a/c, 4 dr, good tires, keyless
remote, fair ext, no dents.
GALANT ES '03 - shiny bur-
gundy, tinted windows,
spoiler, cheap on gas, 139K,
INFINITY Q45 '96 - runs excel-
lent, great condition, 132K,
1st $3000 takes it
JEEP CHEROKEE, 1995 - 4
door, AT, p/b, p/s, a/c. Very
good tires, great transporta-
tion. $1,750. 863-357-5725
LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90
.- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
LINCOLN MARK V '72 - very
nice condition, asking $1500
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88 - Mo-
tor knocks when started but
stops, runs good, sun roof.
a week. Classes are held from
5-7:45 p.m. - most last 45 min-
utes. There are also one-hour fit-
ness kick boxing classes and the
Little Dragons, ages 4-6, meet
once a week.
At Integrity Fitness Center you
can test your talent at Mixed Mar-
BASS BOAT - Grumman, 15',
w/35hp Mercury motor &
trailer, very good cond.,
BASS BOAT 98 Stratos 19.9
Ft. Dual Console w/175 HP
Johnson Motor, Trolling Mo-
tor $7500 863-983-7835
BASS TENDER - 11.5', '97,
Minnkota trolling motor &
CELEBRITY OPEN BOW - '90,
Used only 300 hrs. & match-
ing trailer. Must see. $4950.
Call (863)763-1673 for details
JET BOAT - '77 Biesmeyer,
new eng., w/matching trlr,
$4,900. 863-674-0898 or
OLD BOAT - Aluminum V-bot-
tom, 14 ft, with trailer only,
no motor. $350 or best of-
MOTORHOME - '87, Itasca
Winnebago, 36', $5000
RV - 1991 31 Ft. Long. Sips.
6. Excellent condition. A/C,
Frig., Stove. All works.
BEDLINER - Ford bedliner for
short bed, new, never used.
CAMPER TOP - Leer, fits Nis-
san Titan w/5.8 bed. $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
CAMPER TOP - Red Florida
Line fits '99-'07 Chevy Silve-
rado 6.5 bed, like new. $800
or best offer (740)502-5515
CHEVY 350 ENGINE - 4 bolt
main. Tunnel Ram, Low mi.,
Roller rocker arms. Cam.
DOGDE RAM '04- 3500, Crew
Cab, Dually bed, & complete
F. End, will split, $4000 neg
ENGINE - '08 Dodge Cum-
mings, Edge Juice w/Attitude
monitor inc. up to 100HP
FRONT CLIP - complete, for
'92 F series pickup, incl.
hood, front fenders & more,
GRILL GUARD - ranch hand,
fits '02-'05 Dodge 1500
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION -
'86,. V8, 5.0, Has approx
150K mi. Runs great. $500.
RACK SYSTEM - TracRac,
sliding, aluminum, for full sz.
shortbed pickup, $400 or
best offer. (863)697-0328
TIRES - 37x12.5x20 Super
Swamper SSR, 75% tread.
$650. or best offer.
TOOL BOX - Diamond Plate w/
side bed caps from Chevy
Silverado 6.5 bed. Fits '01-
'07. $200 (863)261-7342
TOPPER - Leer, Fiberglass, for
04-up Nissan Titan, 5.8 Bed
(Blue) Asking $400 or best
TOUNNEAU COVER - Fiber-
glass, Red, Fits 97-07 F150
Shortbed. Asking $300
TOYOTA RUNNING GEAR -
For buggy. Early 80's, $600
CAMPER TOP- for a pickup,
fits 88-98 Chevy 6.5ft bed
truck full size, great shape,
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4500 or best offer.
POLARIS 4 WHEELER - 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $2000.
POLARIS PREDATOR 90 '06 -
New cond, w/helmet, low
hours, gar kept. $2000 neg
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400 -
2 stroke racer. Needs engine
only. $350. Firm
SCOOTER - 0 miles, 150cc,
still in box, up to 60 mph,
YAMAHA 4-WHEELER - Kodi-
ak 450, 4x4, $4200 or best
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
1990 Toyota 4-runner,
recently rebuilt, white, has
some damage, V6 $2000
New martial arts school opens
By Patty Brant
The'confidence of knowing
you can take care of yourself is
important at any age. It is one of
the attributes that makes the mar-
tial arts so appealing to many.
Integrity Fitness Center, newly
opened at 870 W Hickpochee
Ave., next to Rodeo Bar & Grill, is
offering to help people build that
confidence. Owners and chief in-
structors Lee Rutter and Vincent
Ruble brought their school to
LaBelle because they feel people
here benefit from learning the
martial arts skills they specialize
in. The duo teaches the discipline
of Tae kwon do.
Together they have some 20
years experience in martial arts.
Lee has been instructing four
years. He started in tae kwon do
as a child learning discipline and
physical control - attributes he
said helped in him in sports.
Vincent has been instructing
for seven years and says he was
"always in it." Both are second
degree black belts with a flair for
teaching others. They teach any-
one from kids up to adults. Still
students themselves, both men
continue to learn and train. It's a
process that never ends.
For one recent class of kids, it
was only the third lesson, but al-
ready their skill levels were grow-
ing and their enjoyment obvious.
Tim Smith, 13, a seventh grad-
er at LaBelle Middle School, said
the class is fun. He said he always
wanted to do martial arts and.to
learn self defense because, as he
said,;'the way everything is going
in the world today..."
Eleven-year-old twins Alexa
and Aliya Benavidez, fourth grad-
ers at Country Oaks Elementary,
wanted to learn self defense to be
able to protect themselves. They
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Vincent Ruble, left, and Lee Rutter are owners and chief in-
structors at the new Integrity Fitness Center. The grand open-
ing is planned for May May 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is located
on SR 80 next to Rodeo's Bar & Grill.
tial Arts - the hottest thing going
now in the martial arts world.
It's like cage fighting without the
cage - a blending of stand up,
groundwork, grappling, wrestling
To learn more about Integrity
Fitness Center, call 675-4974.
I PI Ni
MAZDA PU '01 - great cond.
cold AC, new tires, 75K,
MAZDA PU'94 - 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
FIAT '73 Spyder convertible
$800 Call 863-234-1235
FORD PICKUP, '51 - 2 ton, all
orig., runs great, 41k mi.,
V8, 12v ait., new tires,
BLAZER S-10 '91 - 4x4, has
rust , runs good, $1200 or
best offer (863)467-5401 or
EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
NOTICE OF CONFLICT
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Section 164.1053, Florida Statutes,
that Hendry'County staff will be
conducting a conflict assessment
meeting with officials from the Bar-
ron Water Control District, evil's
Garden Water Control District, Col-
lins Slough Water Control District,
Gerber Groves Water Control Dis-
trict and the Board of Trustees of
the Barron-Hilliard-Alico Coopera-
ive Drainage Plan on Wednesday,
May 14, 2008, beginning at 9:00
a.m. in the Hendry County Adminis
traction conference room, 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, Forida. The
purpose of the meeting will be to
discuss settlement of the dispute
between the parties concerning dis-
charge of water into Canal 1. The
meeting is open to the public.
271678 CB/CGS 5/1/08
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors wil conduct a PUBLIC
HEARING and meeting at 10:00 A.M.,
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the office
of the District, 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
The purpose of this public hearing and
meeting will be to adopt a final opera-
tion budget for fiscal year 10/1/08 -
9/30/09, levy a per acre maintenance
tax for 2008, a capital projects tax for
2008 for lands within the Port LaBelle
Agricultural Project and conduct other
business requiring action by the
This meeting is open to the public.
Mark Colbert, Chairman
271617 CB/CGS 5/1, 8/08
CHEVY STEP SIDE '89 - 4 x 4,
cold a/c, pw, pl, moon roof,
350 auto, needs motor work.
$1000 neg (863)675-2150
DODGE RAM CHARGER - Ca-
mo, Nice. $2500 or best of-
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
FORD F150 '95 -runs good,
good truck, $900 neg
FORD F150 XLT 2004 - V8,
43K mls., ext. warranty.
$13,500 or take over pay-
FORD F350 - '89, (with Title)
Diamond-plate flatbed w/
goose-neck hitch, 2WD, Runs
Great! $2000 (863)517-19.65
FORD F-350 1988, 4X4, 7.3
diesel, 1 Ton, Very good mo-
tor. 5 spd. Great work truck.
PICK UP TOPPER - Century,
Brown, off a '05 Ford 2500,
Long bed, No side .windows.
Nice. $300. (863)467-8580
Power Ram 150 1987 4WD,
auto, new 318, short wheel
base, super swampers
$3,000 obo 673-3293
TAILGATE - White, '04 Ford
F250 PU. Fits many years.
Still in box. $350.
TOPPER - Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up. Great condi-
tion. $200. (863)801-4949
TRUCK CAP - Full size, Good
, plot tjiit 40l
Pbic Noice 505
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PORT LABELLE UTILITY
Notice is hereby given that the Port
LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold
a meeting Monday, May 12, 2008 at
1:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle,
Florida. The meeting is open to the
public. The meeting site is accessible
by the disabled.
II a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry County
Commission made with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting,
he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based..
Port LaBelle Advisory Committee
George Davis, Chairman
271509 CB/CN 5/108
New office manager
hired at HRCC
On October 15, 2007 the
Hendry Regional Convenient
Care Center, (HRCCC) opened
its doors at 450 S. Main Street, in
LaBelle. Since then, HRCCC has
been busier than ever.
Now averaging between 18 to
35 patients per day, the medical
center is open Monday through
Friday 8 a.m. to 8 pin. and on
Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.
Hendry Regional Medical
Center would like to introduce
the newest staff member of the
Convenient Care Center - Sandi
Rodriguez. Sandi was recently
hired as the Office Manager of
the healthcare facility.
She comes to HRCCC with a
wealth of experience and quali-
fications. Her last professional
experience was at Florida Com-
munity Health Center, where she
worked for the past nine years.
Sandi is very active in com-
munity events, having served
four terms as Chairperson for
the Clewiston Relay for Life (un-
til this past year).
She served for two years as
a board member for Empower-
ment Alliance, a program that
develops and maintains after-
school tutoring, job training and
beautification projects for vari-
Sandi plans to get very in-
volved with local community ac-
tivities in LaBelle and is anxious
to get to know the residents of
the area on a personal level.
Sandi says one of her goals
for the medical center is make
the residents of LaBelle and its
surrounding area more aware
of the presence and healthcare
services of the Convenient Care
Sandi Rodriguez was re-
cently named office man-
ager of the Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center's
Convenient Care Center in
Her question is "Why drive
all the way to Fort Myers, when
we can help you right here, in
She wants everyone to know
that not only is the Convenient
Care Center available for the pa-
tient's most urgent needs, but
it is staffed with providers that
address a patient's primary care
needs as well.
Sandi urges the local resi-
dents to use the Hendry Region-
al Convenient Care Center for
their healthcare needs.
Call 863-675-2356 for an
appointment. (Bi-lingual staff
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the
following petition on May 13, 2008, at 5:00 p.m., at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W Ventura'
Ave. Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a recommendation to transmit to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs an amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the Hendry County Comprehensive'
Application No: CPA07-0004
Application name: Weekley Bros Leasing, LTD/Weekley Three Clewiston, LLC
Applicant: Daniel D. Weekley (Co-owner)
Agent: Johnson-Prewitt and Associates, Inc.
Request: The applicant is requesting to change the County's Future Land Use map from Agriculture to Industrial on
220.12 +/- acres located at 3013 CR 835, Clewiston. FL (former Evercane Refinery site).
The Ordinance title is as follows,
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY SPECIFICALLY CHANGING
APPROXIMATELY 220.12 ACRES OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO INDUSTRIAL; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT; SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS: AND AN EFFECTIVE
-- .......... ' . -. j All interested parties are invited to appear
?' -* --':"--*'. ' : - - --=*." t ".- - 1 and be heard. Oral and written comments
- ' . -" - will be accepted. Copies of the proposed
S . amendment are available for inspection at
'1i " " "- ' '" .' . S ' the Hendry County Planning and Zoning
--"' - Department, 165 S. Lee St.. La Belle, FL
,. "'between.the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
S; Clerk to the Board of County
: . ' Commissioners' office, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30
: , a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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I / : ' " ,.* 1," ' i If a person decides to appeal any decision
- ------- - made by the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners with respect to any
Smatter considered at such meeting or
L_. ._. . r loc hearing, he/she will need a record of that
11.e.' ' '7 proceeding, and for such purpose he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by
phone (863-675-5240), email (email@example.com), U. S. mail (R 0. Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax
Janet B., Taylor, Chair, Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
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PONTIAC TRANSPORT 1994 -
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$4400. or best offer.
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CJ.7 - 1978, 6 cylinder,
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TRAC '05 - 4 dr, exc cond,
garage kept, white, 59,400
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GMC SUBURBAN '88 - 66K,
350, nice interior, needs
paint $950 or best offer
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
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SINGLE AXLE TRAILER - 5 X
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STOCK TRAILER - 20 ft
Gooseneck w/hard top, good
condition. $2500 or best of-
UTILITY TRAILER - Dual axle
w/brake part. Enclosed
5x10x6 w/7' tongue. New
tires. $800 (863)484-0833
CHEVY - '89, Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-2424 or 612-5619
Ask for Judy or April
DODGE VAN '99 - 15 Passen-
ger, 121K, PW, PL, Good
tires & eng. Well maintained.
FORD AEROSTAR '90 - runs
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FORD AEROSTAR '90 - V6
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miles. $1200 firm
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO
CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF THE
TO EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS IN
LAND USE MATTERS
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a Public Heanng on Tues-
day, May 13, 2008, at 5:05 p.m., in
the Commission Room, Clewiston
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue.
Clewiston,Florida, to consider amend-
ing the ordinance relating to ex part
communications in land use matters:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE HENDRY
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS, AMENDING HENRY
COUNTY CODE SECTION 1-51-10,
RELATING TO EX PARTE COMMUNI-
CATIONS IN LAND USE MATTERS:
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY.
CONFLICT, CODIFICATION, INCLU-
SION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ER-
RORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested persons may appear and
be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance. If a person decides to ap-
peal any decision made by the Hendry
County Commission with respect to
any matter considered at this hearing,
he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the tesi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. A copy of the
proposed Ordinance is available for in-
spection on weekdays between the
hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.at
the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor,
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle. Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
271524 CB/CN 5/1/08
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 210 N. INDUSTRIAL
LOOI LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE
FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON-
PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STOR-
AGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB
SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLA. STAT-
UE, CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR
REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS.
MAY 14, 2008
271626 CB 5/1/08
The classifeds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
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driven by 32-year-old Diana Cruz
Estrada of LaBelle, was west-
bound on CR 80A. the Estrada
vehicle was approaching the in-
tersection of Martin Luther King
Blvd. The pedestrian crossed the
eastbound lane of CR 80A and at-
tempted to cross the westbound
lane in the direct path of Ms. Es-
The right front of the vehicle
struck the pedestrian, causing the
victim to become airborne, then
roll into the westbound lane. The
victim came to a final rest on the
northwest corner of Martin Luther
Neither Ms. Estrada nor her
passenger, 10-year-old Ann M.
Vargas, were injured. Both were
wearing their seatbelts at the
Free Speech Free Ads
Taking on the wall
The Army National Guard had a rock climbing wall for kids
and even a few adventurous adults at the Hendry Teen Jam
Saturday, April 26, in Barron Park. The day's activities were
sponsored by the I'm N Charge youth program at the Hendry
County Health Department.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Juan Guare Jr., Division Su-
pervisor at Recycling and
his wife, Norma, who works
in Hendry County Special
districts, helped man a dis-
play at Earth Day activities.
They gave out literature on
recycling and even on how
to make your own rain bar-
rel to help conserve water.
Volunteers from the county
distributed goodie bags filled
with earth-friendly, recycled
Abstinence never fails
At the April 26 Hendry County Teen Jam funny man Keith
Deltano used Santiago Reyes, a ninth grader at LaBelle High
School, to help illustrate his point - that kids need to under-
stand the risks involved in sex. Santiago said he would be
perfectly happy with missing 10 percent of the questions on
a test and with a 10 percent chance of rain forecast for a boat
trip. However, a 10 percent chance of being squashed by a
cinder block? Well, he was pretty uncomfortable with that. He
got the reason for the difference in his willingness to accept
the risk right, too. The consequences were a lot higher. Driv-
ing home his point, the same goes for promiscuous sex, Keith
told the audience. That's Toni Marie Tolar at left.
CaloosaBelle/PattyBrant Even the music was green
tart g out y g Leslie Peterson, left, and Mina (Miru) Daegling of the Caloo-
arting o yo ng sahatchee Folk Society helped provide a musical backdrop
Little Emmalee Hull, 4, and Miranda Pequeno, 9, volunteered for Earth Day activities April 26 at the Hendry House. Miru,
their efforts to help out Division of Forestry biologist Colleen the president of the organization, said the group is based in
Mitchell at LaBelle's eighth annual Earth Day events. For the Southwest Florida and is an alliance of musicians and music
first time the activities were at the Captain Hendry House. lovers who want to preserve all forms of folk music. Their
The community event, on April 26, was the culmination of a goal is to have a folk festival in Southwest Florida within the
week-long celebration that involved elementary students. next two years.
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