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Delivering Western Hendry County's News Since 1922
At a Glance
American Legion Post 130 is
planning ceremonies on Mon-
day, May 26, at 9 a.m. at Felda
Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at Fort
You can quit tobacco
products for good
Come to Quit Smoking and
Quit Chew/Spit Tobacco To-
day, a free community health
promotion program on June
3 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment. To register call Nora at
674-4056 ext. 119 or .Valarie at
674-4056 ext. 128.
. LaBelle Rotary Club, with
the cooperation of LaBelle
Kiwanis Club, will sponsor a
Candidate Forum July 17 from
6-10 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic
The forum starts at 7 p.m.
Each candidate will have the
opportunity to speak for eight
The procedure will be as
(3) Minutes Opening State-
ment; Questions and Answers
'(2) Minute Closing State-
Candidates will have the op-
portunity to have a table avail-
able upon request for cam-
For questions and/or further
information, please contact
LaBelle Rotary Club, Richard
Yoraschek, Forum Chairman,
Longhorn fun day
The LaBelle Longhorns will
host their first ever Fun Day at
the home field at Davis-Pratt
Parkon May31 from 10a.m. un-
til ? There will be water slides,
bounce houses and a dunk
tank. Other fun activities have
been scheduled including mu-
sic, a video game competition
hosted by Movie Gallery and
Longhorn Bingo with a chance
to win the $500 cash price.
Register early for the competi-
tion at Movie Gallery. Purchase
Longhorn Bingo tickets -now
from any board member or
by calling Charles Chance at
673-1285. Food and drinks will
be available. Admission is $5
adults, $2 children ages 5 and
under. If you purchase a bingo
ticket in advance, there will be
no additional admission fee.
Help homeless pets
People who love pets but
cannot adopt one now have
another way to help. Caloosa
Humane Society has just added
a feature to its pet list on Pet-
finder.com called Sponsor a
Pet. A visitor can make a dona-
tion to a pet's care. To see pets
available to sponsor, visit www.
If the pet chosen is no lon-
ger available for adoption or
receives numerous sponsor-
ships, 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 deductible as the
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Black Heritage Festival: Coming together
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Ida Lofton Kirby, left, and Corrine Troutman had a grand time reminiscing about old
times at the Ford/Sunset Park Old Timers Dinner May 16. Mrs. Troutman was named
after Mrs. Lofton's mother, Corrine Forrey. Ironically, Mrs. Troutman eventually became
a home care nurse who traveled all over the area and cared for Mrs. Forrey during her
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Oralee Philmore and Ray Field Johnson were crowned King and Queen for the 2008
Ford/Sunset Park Black Heritage Festival at the Old Timers dinner Friday, May 16, kick-
ing off the 17th annual festival. More photos on Page 2.
Activities focus on community
By Patty Brant
Residents of Ford and Sun-
set Park rolled out the red car-
pet this past weekend once
again, welcoming former resi-
dents home for a reunion and
extending the invitation to the
This was the 17th event an-
nual event and by all accounts,
one of the most successful
Friday evening the Old Tim-
ers dinner was the place to be
for great food and even better
It was the third year for the
dinner and is rapidly becom-
ing a favorite activity, with a
strong accent on the history of
the neighborhood and its resi-
dents. The evening is spent in
swapping tales and memories
of old, good times and shared
Oralee Philmore, who's
been in Ford/Sunset Park longer
than she can remember, and
Ray Field Johnson, who came
to F/S Park from Sears in 1938,
were honored as the King and
Queen for 2008. It was another
first for this growing festival.
The dinner brought together
folks with strong, deep roots in
the community - people who
have spent their lives trying to
make a better place for the next
"We stand on your shoul-
ders," organizer Nora Fagin
Ned told them.
The history theme was car-
ried out in a lively game format
for bragging rights on who
knows most about Ford/Sunset
In addition to honoring the
"elder statesmen" of the com-
munity, the group paused to
honor E.C. Thomas after his re-
cent passing.. Mr. Thomas was
the first black LaBelle City Com-
missioner, serving in the '70s.
The city will look into honoring
his memory and his service.
At Saturday's festival events,
candidates lined up to intro-
duce themselves' or renew
acquaintances with F/S Park
residents before the day's fun
Area youth cowboy up!
Tripp Edgar, age 10, of La-
Belle, Florida "Cowboy's Up"
as he gets ready to head off to
Ft. Worth, Texas, in August to
the Youth Bull Riding World
Finals through the Bull Pit Out-
Tripp is one of five local boys
that have worked very hard to
make it to the finals.
Please come out and sup-
port the fundraiser being held
at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds
on Friday and Saturday, May 23,
and May 24.
Tripp is the son of Gail Wilki-
son and Denny Edgar, brother
to Carrie Jo Morrison and Shel-
bi Edgar. He is a member of the
Bull Pit Outreach Ministry, La-
Belle Family Livestock Club, La-
Belle Youth 4H Livestock and
the LaBelle Little League.
Tripp will be joined by Lane
Brennan, Wyatt Corbett, Tim-
my Smith and Nathan Smith.
On Friday night enjoy the
barrels at 7 p.m.
This will be one barrel race
combined with Saturday night)
4-D 70 percent payback; $35 EF
Saturday night starts off at 5
p.m. with Calf Riding ($20 EF
70 percent payback) and Steer
Riding ($25 EF 70 percent pay-
back). At 6:30 p.m. Barrel Rac-
ing (10 barrel racers)
takes over; followed at 7
p.m. by Bull Riding $75 EF 70
percent payback, $500 added.
No entries taken at the rodeo.
This rodeo is a fundraiser
to help the five kids that have
qualified to go to the Youth
Bull Riding World Finals in Fort
Worth, Tx through the Bull Pit
Proceeds will go towards
travel expenses for these young
men. Admission will be $5 at
Please come support these
local boys that have worked so
By Patty Brant
Freddy Martinez and Brittany
Baker are Co-Valedictorians this
year at LaBelle High School,
each with 4.58 GPA. Mallory Al-
len is Salutatorian, with a GPA
Freddy will be attending
University of Florida in the fall
to study engineering. His par-
ents are Alfred and Aurora Mar-
Brittanywill be off to the Uni-
versity of Central Florida. She
plans to study hospitality man-
agement. She hopes to work in
the Christian music field as an
event planner. Her parents are
Teresa and Eric Baker.
Mallory will be attending
Florida Atlantic University this
fall. She has her eye on a ca-
reer as an architect. She is the
daughter of Sandy and the late
Kim Allen. Mallory is looking
forward to someday having a
"job and a successful family."
Some of the larger awards
Glades Electric Cooperative
to Evan Hoffman $2,000
Alico - $4,000 each to Daren
Orzech and Brittany Baker.
Beta Sigma Phi $1,000 to
Berner Educational Scholar-
ship $4,000 to Mallory Allen
LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce $1,000 each to Freddy
Martinez and Brittany Baker
HESPA scholarship to Daph-
James L. Kelley Memorial
$1,000 to Brittany Puente
LaBelle Kiwanis student
awards $20,000 to: Mallory
Allen, Chelsaea Anderson,
Brittany Baker, Drew Dyess,
Attea Gilbertson, Anthony Her-
nandez, Demi Jeffires, Julian
Keen, Freddy Martinez, Cath-
erine McVay, Ariana Rodriguez,
Freddy Robbins, Timothy Rose,
Lacy McCall, Holly Stevenson,
Daren Orzech and Chris Weg-
LaBelle Moose Lodge Schol-
arship $2,000 to Gelmir Arrel-
Dan McCarthy Memorial
Scholarship $8,000 Katelyn
LaBelle Quarterback Club
$1,000 Lucas Pratt and Rhonda
Seacoast National Bank
Scholarship $1,000. Anthony
US Marine $39,000 scholar-
ship went to enlistee Ricardo
Enriquez, while Marine stu-
dent awards went to: Jessica
Bechtel, Mallory Allen, Thomas
Bennett, Freddy Martinez and
Isabella Curtis Scholarship
$12,000 each: Daren Orzech
See Students - Page 2
Davis runs for
District 3 seat
"It's simple. We need to get
back to fiscal responsibility."
That's how long time La-
and former ,"
county com- .
explains the ''-.-
his bid for
#3 county Don Davis
He served as a Hendry
County commissioner from
1970-74 and again from 1976-
86. Mr. Davis said, if elected,
his experience on the job will
serve him - and the residents -
well. He believes he already has
the background to kick start his
term of office.
As a long time resident, for-
mer commissioner and suc-
cessful businessman, Mr. Davis
already has an agenda. He said
if he's elected to the board he
will work toward returning to
countywide voting, In the late
1980s, Hendry County went to
a district voting model. Voters
in each of five districts elect a
commissioner from their area.
Mr. Davis feels this was a mis-
take - that the county has peo-
ple making decisions over your
personal life who should not
"There are people on the
board of county commission-
ers who are spending your
money, but you had no choice
in their election," he said. He
See Davis - Page 2
Tripp Edgar, age 10, of LaBelle, "Cowboy's Up" as he gets
ready to head off to the Youth Bull Riding World Finals.
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant Once again F/S Park native Ural Darling returned home to
The annual basketball tournament is always a big draw for deejay the Black Heritage Festival. This year he began Satur-
the young and energetic at the Black Heritage Festival. day events with a hymn.
County recognizes Salvation Army
and revisits substation controversy
'By Stankeisha Burchell
Special to the Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - More crowd-
*ed than previous months, this
:month's Hendry County Commis-
;sion meeting featured extensive
In this month's public hear-
:ings, Sunshine Towers Inc. re-
quested a special exception to
allow the construction of a 150-ft
The company wants to erect
towers for T-mobile cell phones.
Evidently; local municipalities
can't ban cell phone towers be-
cause it is a federal issue that it
; has no control over.
Towers are registered with the
FCC (Federal Communications
Local concerns arise, however,
about the effects of large sound
wave frequencies as they relate
to the mental condition autism.
Autism is characterized by great
,difficulty in communicating and
forming relationships with other
:people and in using language and
Talks arise again regarding the
,fate of the sheriff's, substation on
El Paso Avenue.
Destroyed by Hurricane Wilma
*in 2005, the building's fate has yet
to be determined.
'Continued From Page 1
received an AA degree and ac-
:cepted in chemical engineering at
the University of Florida.
Bright Futures Gold Seal Mari-
Florida Merit Scholarship: Mal-
*lory Allen, Jesica Bechtel, Thomas
.Bennett, Rachel Boy, Callie Burley,
'Drew Dyess, Daphne Glisson, An-
thony Hernandez, Evan Hoffman,
Demi Jefferies, Carise Langley,
Continued From Page 1
that the people of Hendry
:County should have a say in how
their money is spent and in the
,decisions that affect their lives.
S"I'v been in business for over
:40 years and I don't like the way
they're spending my money,"
"he said of the current board. He
'points to what he considers the
,worst example of wasting county
.money was several years ago
;when the county sued the City of
SLaBelle over the annexation of the
large tract of land south of town.
He said he doesn't plan to
make the commission a "career,"
,he just wants to "get the county
Mr. Davis has served as presi-
Deemed unfit by some but re-
deemable by others, the future of
the old sheriff's substation neigh-
boring the fairgrounds, has been
an unresolved issue ever since its
During a previous commis-
sion meeting, the Hendry County
Fair Committee mentioned re-
linquishing the deed back to the
fairgrounds as it initially belonged
The commissioners decided
to workshop the issue.
Commissioner Janet Taylor
maintains her position to decide
on the issue with full board pres-
There will be a workshop held
at the. Harlem Civic Center at 3
p.m. on July 8 to discuss the fu-
ture of the structure.
Next on the agenda was a
resolution declaring the week of
May 12-19 as National Salvation
"We are just pleased to be
here," said a Salvation Army rep-
As she gave out little red
bells to the Board members, she
thanked all those involved with
the charity through donations,
volunteer efforts and convention-
The Salvation Army continu-
ally supports disaster relief vic-
tims, the homeless as well as ex-
Freddy Martinez, Anna Martinson,
Lady McCall, Catherine McVay,
Vanessa Ostolaza. Anibel Pacheo,
Silvestre Perez, Brittany Puente,.
Alexa Redish, Fred Robbins IV,
Arianna Rodriguez, Geneve Ro-
driguez, Jacy Saley, Scott Sloan
Bright Futures Scholarships:
Nicholas Tanner, Kelli Taylor,
Brandon Temples, Daisy Vargas,
Christopnber Wegscheid, Daniel
Florida Academic Scholarship:
Chelsey Anderson, Brittany Baker,
dent of the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce, president of the Jay-
cees and was a loyal member of
the Lions Club.
He said he's an experienced
businessman who makes a pay-
roll every week - a skill the county
"This county needs business
people making business deci-
sions," he said, adding, "I love this
county and this city we live in."
He feels that, as a board mem-
ber in previous years, he helped to
keep taxes low - in his words, "I
looked after folks" - and he wants
an opportunity to do that again.
Another of the issues for Mr.
Davis is the one-cent sales tax
originally put into effect to build
the jail in the late '80s. By referen-
dum, it was a ten-year tax, but the
commission has voted to continue
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Also a topic of brief discus-
sion is Commissibner W.T. 'Bill'
Maddox, Jr. and his plans to end
his tenure in November with no
plans of running for next year's
term. Maddox is the current com-
missioner of district 3.
Other topics included the Air-
glades Airport terminal office
space lease, authorization to hire
additional counsel to represent
the County in the CHL litigation
and next year's county budget
and insurance reimbursement
for expenses incurred in renting
space at Clewiston Town Center.
The County has been paying
rent on the Town Center structure
since March 2006 and will be re-
imbursed through June 2007.
Stankelsha Burchell can be reached
Submitted photo/Ron Zimmerly
Taylor earns award
Hendry County Commissioner, Janet B. Taylor, was recently
awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
in honor of her "Outstanding and invaluable service to the
community." Congressman Tim Mahoney's Chief Field Rep-
resentative, Valerie Guenther, presented the award at the
graduation ceremony of the second Hendry Glades Leader-
ship Class in Moore Haven, FL, May 8, 2008. The Certificate
was made part of the Official Congressional Record by Con-
gressman Tim Mahoney. Ms. Taylor was completely surprised
by the recognition and presentation, which was attended by
many elected officials, previous graduates of the Hendry
Glades Leadership Pioneer Class and the current class mem-
bers. The Hendry Glades Leadership program was started by
the Hendry County Economic Development Council. Applica-
tions are available for the upcoming class, which will start in
the fall by calling 863-675-6007.
it twice since then. "That's always
stuck in my craw," he said, "it
should never have been renewed."
What should have happened is
another referendum, asking the
voters if they wanted to renew it,
He said that one-cent sales tax
is what the county used to settle
a $2.4 million lawsuit over the
appraisal of property the county
wanted to purchase by LaBelle
Airport. That never should have
happened, he said. Mr. Davis also
believes the millage should never
be over 6-6.5 mills.
"The county needs to make the
hard belt-tightening decisions that
the rest of the community is forced
to do," he commented. He singled
out Building and Zoning, which
had been beefed up recently in
anticipation of development that
has not been realized, and in ad-
Mr. Davis has a quick money-
saving suggestion - no one would
drive county vehicles home except
those on 24-hour call. He also
noted that the county spends way
too much money on renting office
space in Clewiston and also at the
new county office complex in La-
Belle. He said the old substation
in Clewiston could have been re-
paired. It's all county money going
down the drain in his eyes.
Mr. Davis, who is running with
No Party Affiliation, said he could
always work with the board and,
as a commissioner, he always kept
the people in mind.
"If I'm elected I'll be a full time
commissioner," he promised.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
Warrant closes local salvage business
By Patty Brant
Deputies closed down the La-
Belle Truck and Auto Salvage and
Recycling Center when they ex-
ecuted a search warrant May 14.
The site is located on A Road.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said four
trucks have been recovered thus
far and returned to their owners.
Investigators are continuing to
pour over the business' records.
He said many of those records
have not been processed accord-
ing to Florida statutes and a num-
ber vehicles without proper docu-
mentation have been found there.
When vehicles are disposed of,
the titles are to be documented
arid the Vehicle Identification
Sheriff Lee also said the busi-
ness did not have a state license
for secondary metal recycling or
an auto dealership license. Re-
cords have been sent to the Inter-
nal Revenue Service, he stated.
Numerous piles of metal items
and tires dot the sandy area inside
the compound, along with cargo
containers used for shipping.
Huge piles of bicycles, cars, truck
parts and even man hole covers
from Collier County are stacked
throughout the site.
According to Sheriff Lee, as of
Saturday, May 17, 36 vehicles had
been towed off the site. No arrests
have been made at this time.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Sheriff Lee stands with officers Shannon Woosley Bell, Fer-
nando Herrera, Aaron Angell and Keith Bennett as Lt. Joe
Lee moves vehicles at LaBelle Truck and Auto Salvage and
A LaBelle woman has been
cleared of a worthless check
charge from Seminole County
after authorities determined that
it was a case of mistaken iden-
Olga L. Karr was arrested
and charged May 6 by a Hen-
dry County deputy as a fugitive
from justice on a warrant from
Seminole County for obtaining
property by worthless check.
However, the LaBelle woman
had never been to Seminole
County. The warrant was for
Olga L. Cantu. Cantu was Mrs.
Karr's maiden name.
Assistant State Attorney from
Seminole County Anne E. Rut-
berg said the case was imme-
diately ordered Nolle Prosequi
when the confusion was dis-
covered. She said the signatures
had been checked on both Mrs.
Karr's records and the check
involved, but was completely
satisfied that Mrs. Karr is not the
person wanted for the crime.
Ms. Rutberg said "It was in the
interests of justice to dismiss the
case" against Mrs. Karr.
Wildfires continue on Lake Okeechobee in Glades County
Glades County- There are five
wildfires burning on and around
'Lake Okeechobee. Southwest
winds will drive smoke from Lake
Okeechobee' to communities
along the Northeast side of Lake
Okeechobee. Winds are driving
the wildfire into the interior of the
lake. All of these wildfires were
caused by humans either inten-
tionally or accidentally.
Resources are being used
to contain the larger of these
wildfires to the interior of Lake
Okeechobee because of the inac-
cessibility and difficulty of terrain
the fires are burning in. The three
(Big Bear Beach, Myakka Cut and
Grassy Island) wildfires in the in-
terior of the lake are on swampy
terrain that Division of Forestry
Firefighters and equipment can-
not access safely. The two wild-
fires accessible to firefighters are
the. Curry Island and Roberson
fires. Both are 100 percent con-
tained and are in mop-up status.
Eleven of these wildfires were
caused by humans either inten-
tionally or accidentally. The Flor-
ida Division of Forestry is asking
anyone who knows about 4ny
Nicole Ashley Bhagwandin, 19,
was arrested April 27 and charged
with aggravated battery offender
knew/should have known victim
was pregnant and aggravated bat-
tery with a deadly weapon. FHP
Trooper Allen Williams was arrest-
Sa~tos. Leonel Garcia, 39, was
arrested May 15 and charged on'a-
Glades County warrant as a fugi-
tive from justice for VOP: driving
with an expired Cense over four
months. Jon~ " yes was ar-
resting officer. .
Israel Rodriguez, 24, was arrest-
ed May 15 and charged on a Lee
County warrant'as a fugitive from
justice: driving With a suspended
license, habitual offender DUI and
FTA: possession of under 20 grams
of marijuana. J. Moore was arrest-
Bertin Jimenez, 23, was arrest-
ed May 14 and charged on a Lee
County warrant as a fugitive from
justice. Deputy George Elver was
Tommy Reaves Browning, 36,
was arrested May 13 and charged
with aggravated battery causing
bodily harm or disability. Deputy
Christian Buchhofer was arresting
Victor M. Govea, 57, was ar-
rested May 13, and charged with
nonmoving traffic violation - failure
to register a ,motor vehicle, non-
moving traffic violation attaching
a license not assigned, and non-
moving traffic violation habitual
offender driving with a suspended
licnse. Cpl. DQnald Davis was ar-
, Sonny Ureste Contreras, 36,
was arrested May 13 and charged
on a Collier FCounty warrant for
FTA: noncompliance hearing col-
'lection court. M. Powell was arrest-
Zitavious Demikious Strawder,
24, was arrested on a Palm Beach
County warrant as a fugitive from
justice. Deputy Christian Buch-
hofer was arresting officer.
'Francisco Silva. 36, was arrested
May 15 and charged with VOP: fel-
ony or community control. Pamela
Capling was arresting officer.
Felix Rivero, 49, was arrested
May 14 and charged on a Dade
County warrant as a fugitive from
justice: possession of cocaine/traf-
ficking, cocaine/conspiring to traf-
fic, VOP. J. Moore was arresting
information pertaining to these ..Web site for current road closure
fires or sees anyone acting sus- information.
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SRoads that may have residual roadways is seriously impaired.
smoke on them include: Coun- The five wildfires include:
ty Road 74, 720 and 721. State 1 Grassy Island - reported
Roads that would be affected 27, May 1: 7:47 p.m. This wildfire is
78 and 29. Residents are asked to 100 percent contained at 2,756.4
call 511 for updated road closures acres.
and use the FL Highway Patrol 2 Myakka Cut - reported May
2: 10:20 a.m. This wildfire is
50 percent contained at 23,000
acres. The fire continues to ac-
tively spread within the confines
officer. of the levies and canals that en-
A juvenile was arrested May 14 compass Lake Okeechobee.
and charged with trespassing on 3 Robertson - reported May
property not a structure or con- 11:9:17 p.m. This wildfire is 100
veyance; possession of marijuana percent contained at 21 acres.
with intent to sell, manufacture of 4 Curry Island - reported May
deliver schedule I, possession of 15: 2:31 p.m. This wildfire is 100
marijuana with intent to sell man- percent contained at 15 acres. �
ufacture or 'deliver within 1,000 -5 Big Bear Beach - reported
feet of worship, etc., possession "May 17: 1:38 p.m. This wildfire is
of marijuana under'20 grams 'aid "currently 70 acres and will con-
possession/use of narcotic equip- tinue to increase in size.
ment. Deputy J. Soto was arresting
Slieldon Ray Dunlap, 29, was
arrested May 13 and charged with
damaging property - criminal mis-
chief under $200, burglary of a
structure or conveyance unarmed
without a person inside and lar-
ceny - theft was between $300-
$5,000. Deputy Aaron Angell was
Raymond Lee Allen, 38, was
arrested May 14 and charged with
VOP: felony or community control.
M. Rodriguez was arresting officer.
Coy Dewitt Moore, 32, was ar-
rested Mav 12 and charged on a
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Pinellas County warrant as a fugi-
tive from justice: FTA and driving
with a suspended/revoked license.
J. Perez was arresting officer.
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Starting May 19, 2008 and continuing
through May 31, 2008, The City of LaBelle
Water Department will be doing routine
maintenance on the water lines.
We will be flushing in remote
areas. You may experience
Cloudiness for a few days. This
is normal during maintenance
0 periods. If you have any
' questions or concerns,
please call the water plant
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are or what your background is when one of us has a
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from time to time. I have great respect for those who
serve on our department, and I believe we have been
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a LaBelle Fire Fighter and bring these experiences to
the Hendry County Commission.
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BUYER BEWARE: I was recently disgusted to find out after having
a new air conditioning installed in my home by what I thought was
a legitimate a/c contractor was no more then a local appliance repair
man without a license to do so.
After about nine months of my new a/c being installed I needed
to call my repair man back out because it was not working and that's
when my local appliance repairman showed up wanting to charge me
for what seemed to me a warranty issue.
After calling a licensed a/c contractor out for a free second opinion
to verify the first repair man's finding, I found out that the repair should
have been covered under the manufacturer's warranty but due to the
first "repairman" non-contractor status, which is those little combina-
tion of letters and numbers on the side of the vehicles (CAC1234567)
means Certified Air Conditioning Contractor by the State of Florida
that my first "repairman" does not have.
I understand now that without having a state licensed a/c contrac-
tor he cannot turn in warranties for repair and get reimbursed so he
passes on the charges to us the consumer. "Repairman" #1 bought,
sold and installed me an a/c that was purchased under a licensed
contractor's name without the licensed contractor's knowledge, and
therefore I have an a/c that is flagged by the manufacture as stolen
property, that I have got to get cleared up now. Thanks for the "hon-
est" repairman's help!
The local building dept. reminds me and you to ask for proof of
who you're doing business with and not assume that if they do ap-
pliance work that they are also an'a/c contractor. Ask for those CAC
# and look them up online under www.myflorida.com State of Flor-
ida (DBPR) Department of Business and Professional Regulations to
make sure that they are a legitimate contractor or BUYER BEWARE.
Trust me its expensive!
By Pudge Lehman
If your little darling likes to
crayon on your paneled walls you
can successfully remove it with
WD-40. For stuck on labels use
WD-40, salad oil or goo-gone.
If you usually take leftovers for
lunch, as you are cleaning up af-
ter dinner go ahead and pack it up
and put it in the fridge for a quick
get-a-way in the morning.
If you have a messy junk draw-
er for odds and ends you don't
know where else to put....start
saving different size, small boxes.
When you have enough just line
the drawer with them and start
I know it seems early but the
Swamp Cabbage Committee
needs you to -be thinking about
next years theme and poster
ideas. These gems are from Joe
Some days you're the bug;
some days you're the wind-
If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is not for you.
From the National Weather Service: LaBelle and surrounding area
S Thursday: There will be a slight chance of showers between 8 a.m.,
and 1 p.m. Then there will be a chance of thunderstorms after 1 p.m.
It will be partly cloudy with a high near 94. Winds will be from the
southwest between 3 and 6 mph.
Thursday night: There will be a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms before 8 p.m. The nigh will be partly cloudy with a low
around 71. Winds will be calm becoming east around 5 mph.
Friday: A partly cloudy day. There will be a 20 percent chance of
rain after 8 p.m. The high.will be near 93 with southwest winds be-
tween 3 and 8 mph.
Friday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of showers. Winds will be from the south between 5 and 8
mph with a low around 69.
Saturday: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers throughout
a partly cloudy day. The high will be near 92 with calm winds becom-
ing west between 4 and 7 mph.
Saturday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 67.
Sunday: A mostly sunny day with a high near 88.
Sunday night: The night will be partly cloudy with a low around
Monday: Memorial Day will be mostly sunny with a high near 87.
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Decoration Day, long tradition of respect
By Barbara Oehlbeck
Turning back to 1868 we find
the beginnings of what is now
known as Memorial Day, a time
that was set aside to honor the
nation's Civil War dead by deco-
rating their graves.
The day was first widely ob-
served on May 30, 1868, to com-
memorate the sacrifices of Civil
War soldiers by proclamation
of General John A. Logan of the
Grand Army of the Republic, an
organization of former sailors
and soldiers. On May 5, 1868,
General Logan declared in Gen-
eral Order No. 11 that:
The 30th of May, 1868 is
designated for the purpose of
strewing with flowers, or oth-
erwise decorating the graves of
comrades who died in defense
of their country during the late
rebellion, and whose bodies
now lie in almost every city, vil-
lage, and hamlet churchyard in
In the observance no form
of ceremony is prescribed, but
posts and comrades will in their
own way arrange such fitting ser-
vices and testimonials of respect
as circumstances may permit.
During the first celebration of
Decoration Day, General James
Garfield made a speech at Ar-
lington National Cemetery, after
which 5,000 participants helped'
decorate the graves of the more
than 20,000 Union and Confed-
erate soldiers buried in the cem-
This 1868 celebration was
inspired by local observances
in towns throughout America
that had taken place in the three
years since the Civil War.
In 1966, the federal govern-
ment, under the direction of
President Lyndon Johnson, de-
clared Waterloo, N. Y, the official
birthplace of Memorial Day.
They chose Waterloo which
had first celebrated the day on
May 5, 1866, because the town
had made Memorial Day an an-
nual, community-wide event
during which businesses closed
and residents decorated the
graves of soldiers with flowers
To honor members of the
armed forces who died at sea,
some ports of the United States
also organize ceremonies where
tiny ships filled with flowers are
set afloat on the water.
Easton, Pa., holds such a cer-
emony annually. A boat filled
with flowers, made by students
of Easton High School, is set
afloat on the Delaware River.
Since the end of World War
.1, Memorial Day has also been
Poppy Day. Ex-servicemen sell
small, red artificial poppies to
help disabled veterans.
In recent years the custom
has grown in most families to
decorate the graves of all their
loved ones on Memorial Day.
It is believed that a Virginia
woman, Cassandra Oliver Mon-
cure, was largely responsible for
May 30 being chosen. Of French
origin, she may have chosen May
30 because in France this date
was "The Day Of The Ashes,"
commemorating the return of
Napoleon Bonaparte's remains
to France from St. Helena.
Nationally, Memorial Day is
celebrated at Arlington National
Cemetery with a ceremony in
which a small American flag is
placed on each grave.
And it is customary for the
President or Vice-President to
give a speech honoring the
contributions of the dead and
lay a wreath at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier. About 5,000
people attend the ceremony an-
American Legion Post 130 is
planning ceremonies on Mon-
day, May 26, at 9 a.m. at Felda
Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at Fort
In Glades County, Memorial
Day services are held annually at
This year's service will be
Monday, May 26, at 11 o'clock at
the Glades County Pavilion locat-
ed at the back of the cemetery.
This year, the speaker will be
Glades County Manager, Retired
Colonel Wendell Taylor, U. S.
Air Force, Vietnam Veteran who
flew bombing missions during
the Vietnam War.
With our country embroiled
in yet another war, it behooves
all of us to remember with hon-
or those who will not come back
and to pray for those still on the
fighting lines to keep our country
free from harm, remembering
that "Freedom is Never Free."
Barbara Oehlbeck s an author of
non-fiction books, articles and es-
says who lives and writes in Glades
County. She can be reached at
863-675-2771 or email@example.com,
or her website at barbaraoehlbeck.
Don't be a fool, make your life a Christian statement
"What fools these mortals be,"
ever met a V
fool? Hae , -
you ever been
a fool? Both
have proven .
to be a thorny
How fool- r. Les
ish we are Morgan
when God is not center of our
lives and when men exalt them-
selves instead of God.
This was illustrated recently
when a couple in central Penn-
sylvania named their newborn
daughter, "Atheist Evolution."
Her father said that the name
was their reaction to the popular-
ity of biblical names.
He said, "There's so many
people named Christian or
Christina. This is just one person
named Atheist. What the heck's
the difference?" (Cited in The Pas-
tor's Weekly Briefing, Volume 2,
The psalmist David describes
the foolishness of sin: The fool
says in his heart, "There is no
They are corrupt, their deeds
are vile; there is no one who does
The Lord looks down from
heaven on the sons of men to
see if here are any who under-
stand any who seek God. All have
turned aside, they have together
become corrupt, there is no one
who does good, not even one.
Will evildoers never learn -
those who devour my people as
men eat bread and who do not
call on the Lord? There they are,
overwhelmed with dread, for
God is present in the company of
the righteous. (Psalm 14:1-5)
The Bible uses the term fool to
refer to a person who is morally
and spiritually deficient.
The point is when we are out
of fellowship with God-going our
own way, making our own choic-
es, legislating our own morality,
and fashioning our own gods we
become utterly foolish in all we
In the midst of our foolishness,
God speaks d word of hope to us:
"Be still and know that I am God"
Let us worship Him, trust Him,
and obey Him for He alone is
Project Graduation -
To all Junior and Senior Par-
ents: The final Project Graduation
Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle
High School. You are encouraged
to come and offer your support
and ideas to make this a safe and
Demos to hear sheriff
The Hendry County Demo-
cratic Committee will meet at 310
W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, May 27. Any Hen-
dry County resident interested in
helping elect Democrats is wel-
come. Speakers will be the Dem-
ocratic candidates for Hendry
County sheriff. Hendry County
voters are currently being polled
to determine the issues they feel
are most important on the na-
tional level. Volunteers are always
needed. For more information
e-mail at hendrydems@embarq-
Kids! Musical theater
SFirehouse Cultural Center will
host the Children's Musical/The-
atrical Summer Program again
this year! This four-week session
starts June 16, Monday-Thursdays
from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from
9 a.m. till noon with four perfor-
mances July 17-20. Cost is $65 per
child for the entire four-week pro-
gram with scholarships available.
. Registration will be June 4 and
5 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday,
June 7, from 9 a.m.- noon at The
Firehouse Cultural Center located,
241 N. Bridge Street. Space is lim-
ited. For early registration or more
information call 863-673-0141.
Program Center plans
Summer Fun Camp - mandato-
ry pre-registration Monday-Fridays
7:30 a.m. till 6 p.m. at the LaBelle
Program Center on SR 29S. Camp
will include arts and crafts, free
play time, games, computer time
and a Splash Zone for lots for wet
and wild fun. Call now to reserve
your spot, the camp fills up fast
and there is a limited number of
Karate: All ages and levels,
Monday and Wednesday classes.
Black belt Jan Bass is the instruc-
Clogging: Mandatory pre-reg-
istration. The class will run for
four weeks beginning July 1. Be-
ginner class ages three years and
up Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Instruc-
tor Pat Bedingfield assisted by
Intermediate Plus and Advanced
Country Rhythm Cloggers.
Intermediate and Intermediate
Plus class Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Pat Bedingfield with
Advanced Country Rhythm Clog-
closed for holiday
The Honorable Kristina A. Kul-
pa would like to advise the resi-
dents of Hendry County that their
Property Appraiser's Office will
be closed on Monday, May 26, in
observance of Memorial Day.
Come to 4-H yard sale
Pioneer 4-H Sewing Club
will have an indoor yard sale at
the Pioneer Community Center,
Saturday, May 24, and Saturday,
May 31, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be clothes, books,
toys, household goods and much
more. The 4-H'ers will also have
a bake sale, and have hot dogs,
chips and sodas for sale from
If you would like to bring your
items to sell, you may rent a space
and table for $5. If you have items
you would like to donate, or rent
a space, please call Pat at 983-
The proceeds from the yard
sale will be used to help pay ex-
penses for the Pioneer 4-H quilt
camp (June 9-13).
Miracle Baseball Girl
Miracle Baseball and Girl
Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
invite all current Girl Scout families
and anyone interested in learning
about Girl Scouts to join them for
America's favorite pastime! Local
Girl Scout Jaclyn Granitz will sing
the National Anthem followed by
the first pitch thrown by Sandi
Stewart, CEO of Girl Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
Monday June 9, at 7 p.m. at
Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six
Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort My-
ers. Cost is $10 per person and
includes admission, Miracle base-
ball hat, hot dog and soda- ($23
value). Order tickets online at
'girl' as the password). Deadline
to register is Sunday, June 8.
Cow found in Pioneer
A red cow was found in the
Pioneer Plantation area of Hendry
County. Please call 674-4060 or
983-1440 if you have lost a cow.
No garbage pickup
SThere will be no garbage
pickup on Memorial Day, May 26.
Service will resume on the next
regular scheduled pickup day.
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
meeting on May 22 at 1 p.m. in
the large conference room of the
Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural
Meetings are open to the pub-
Free lessons given by Ken Sar-
gent in Intarsia and scroll work.
Learn to use a scroll saw and
sanders. Men and women. Call
863-843-0810 for information.
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 'vww.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information. Se Habla Espafiol.
about real estate tax
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.
Pre-file on-going for
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-
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 our office.
Please note, new guidelines
were adopted for the 2007 tax
If you have any questions or
concerns regarding Agricultural
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
rush, the waiting in line and
perhaps even forgetting to file and
missing out on the exemption.
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.
Submitted photo/Barbara Oehlbeck
This beautiful and tasteful veteran's memorial is located at
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008 5
45 N. Bridge St
We will never
forget your sacrifice.
Glades County Commissioner
Come get a Salute Our
troops License Plate
Peggy S. Hampton
25 E Hickpochee Ave
Thanks to our hoops
may God Bless you,
prolecd you and
bring you home soon!
And each man sand wilh his face in
Ihe lighi of his own drawn sword
Ready fo do whaf a hero can.
- Elizabelh afief a rowning
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 1740
Jor lie shall give his angels
charge over you. o keep you
in all your wayis.
- Psalms 91:11
Furniture & Appliances
support our troops!
Touch of Class
& Susan Whidden
55 Yeomans Ave
7he slory of imerica's quesi for
freedom is inscribed on her history
in he blood of her palriols.
- Randy Vader
Bait & Tackle
SR 80 E
Jo all ou vrferans & hoopd in he field
86 W. Hwy 80
Heroism... is endurance
for one moment more.
- George 7. Kennan
Clyde M. Aiken
Asst. VP/Branch Manager
17 N. Lee Road
A hero is someone who has
given his or her life fo some-
thing bigger than oneself.
- foseph Campbell
30 Hall Street
tJou Are Mfy
*Ralphk aldo �merson
Honorable Kristina A.
Kulpa & Staff
Property Appraiser Office
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mlay God Bless you!
PO. Box 189
J3 is surmounting difficul-
lies that makes heroes.
- �ouis Pasteur
737 S. Bridge St
Who kept the faith and
fought the fight?
Our fAmerican Heros!
By Jerri Lynn
And you will hear of wars
and threats of war, but don't
panic. - lark 13:7a
Jhe legacy of heroes is the
memory of a real name and the
inherdance of a greaf example
- Benjamin Disraeli
Belle Realty Co
We honor those who fought
and died for our country,
and give thanks to those
Who kept the faith and
fought the fight; Jhe glory
theirs, the duty ours.
325 N. Bridge St
arms protect you.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
They've don it again! The same
two Moose returned to LaBelle
High School Tuesday evening,
May 13. They proudly strutted all
around with a check for $2,000
just as they did last year, looking
for some deserving student to help
further a needed education.
He was found after a care-
ful study - Gelmir Arellano, who
hopes to be a diesel mechanic.
Norm Gullicksen and Chu-Chu
Bloomster, the two Moose from
LaBelle Moose Lodge, proudly
gave Gelmir the check, their bless-
ings, kicked up their heels and
Don't forget the moral: if you
see a Moose on the loose, don't
shoot it, salute it.
Mancel H. "Max"
was born Dec. 4,
1944, in LaBelle,
FL, and went to - - "
join our Lord /-
and Savior Jesus
Christ on May 16,
2008. He passed
at home. Max led a life of great
accomplishment, even though
he lost his right arm in a farming
accident when he was only ten
years old. He met all of life's chal-
lenges with a quiet determina-
tion. His high school classmates
remember Max being a part of all
the school activities and one said,
"Most of the time no one remem-
bered Max had only one arm."
He is remembered by others who
knew him during his tenure at
Florosa Elementary as "a gentle
Max received his BS in Educa-
tion from Florida State University,
and his Masters Degree and Spe-
cialist Degree from the University
of Florida. Max was selected to
serve an Administrative Internship
with Florida's Department of Edu-
cation. His many contributions
to education include: serving as
an Administrator for Exceptional
Student Education in both Duval
and Sarasota Counties; serving as
State President/Vice President of
Florida's Council for Exceptional
Children; and working for several
years at the state level as a politi-
cal activist with Florida's Coalition
for the Education of Exceptional
Students. He retired from his 37
year career in Public Education
on June 30, 2003. His last position
as the Principal of Florosa Ele-
mentary School was a wonderful
synthesis of his love of children
and the application of all the edu-
cation, training, and expertise he
achieved during his professional
Max lived in the Destin and
Ft. Walton Beach area with his
wife of 23 years, Frances Reeves
Wasson-Gerstman. As he slowly
descended through five years of
dementia, Max was provided love
and care at home by his wife,
Fran, with the assistance of care-
givers Cledis Ellis, Sue McCaulley,
and Becky Hicks. The family also
appreciates the care and support
provided by the wonderful people
of Covenant Hospice.
Max was predeceased by his
father: W A. (Bill) Gerstman; and
is survived by: his wife: Fran; his
mother: Lora Mae Cross Gerst-
man; son, William W Gerstman;
daughter/son-in-law: Banae and
Bryan Snow, and stepson/wife:
James (Chip) and Caroline Was-
son; and four beautiful grandchil-
dren: Lydia and Daniel Snow, and
Elizabeth and Gabriella Wasson.
He is also survived by his brother,
Steve Gerstman, and sisters Sheila
Sheltra and Sherry Woods. Max
has numerous nieces and neph-
SVisitation will be held at 10
a.m. on Friday, May 23. Church
service will begin at 11. Both will
be held at the Church of God in
LaBelle, Florida,. with interment
following at Ortona Cemetery.
Akin Davis Funeral Home in La-
Belle will be entrusted with ar-
rangements. A memorial service
will be held at the First United
Methodist Church, 103 First Street
SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
with visitation immediately fol-
lowing in the Church Fellowship
Hall. This service will be held Sat-
urday, May 31, at 10 a.m. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made
in Max's memory to the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church Building
Fund. Donations will be used to
enhance the educational environ-
ment of the church's preschool.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Caloosa Belle/Jo Coombs
Juanita Sauls "of Clewiston
and Michael Robert Downs of
Moore Haven decided to do
something different for their
wedding. Friends and family
Witnessed a double ring cere-
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class which is directed by Bob
Hashman. Carol Thrift and Guy
Lougheed stood up with the
couple who met at the Moore
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First Bank names
Carey Soud president
(Clewiston, Fl) At the annual
First Bank stockholders meet-
ing, Miller Couse, Chairman and
CEO, announced on behalf of the
board of directors the appoint-
ment of Carey Soud to President.
Mr. Couse also stated that he was
not retiring but would be busier
than ever as he assumes respon-
sibility of Chairman for the Florida
Bankers Association and will con-
tinue as Chairman and CEO of
After the announcement, Mr.
Soud shared, "I am thankful to
Miller, the Board, the employees
and our customers for the oppor-
tunity to continue the 86-year tra-
dition of First Bank in aggressively
meeting the financial needs of the
communities we serve. Our God
has been pleased to smile on the
way we do business and I consid-
er it my primary responsibility to
.see that He remains pleased."
Carey then went on to say,
"That treating people as we
would all like to be treated is what
makes First Bank's customer ser-
vice something worth telling your
friends about, some come see
Soud joined the First Bank
family in August of 2004 as a com-
mercial lender after working for
many years in the citrus industry
of Southwest'Florida. A graduate
of Liberty University, he received
his MBA from University of South
Florida and is a CPA. Carey and
his wife, Julie, live in LaBelle and
have three children, Matt, Kristeh
and Jason. The family attends Riv- -
erside Church in Fort Myers.
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
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RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD- with Carport - $600/M
1/1/1 S. HICKRY- $600/M
2/1 AVENUE H - Moore Haven - $625/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. - Condo - $625/M
3/2.5/1 SHOWBOAT PLZ $750/M
BRYAN TOWNHOUSES - $750/M
3/2/1 S. EDGEWATER - $750/M
3/2/1 RYE CT- Port LaBelle - $750/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN - Muse - $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $850/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE - Mobile - $850/M
2/2 CONDO- Furnished - Lehigh - $1,000/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER -For Sale Also - $2,000/M
Submitted photo/Mali Chamness
Miller Couse, left, congratulates Carey Soud on his appoint-
ment as president of First Bank of Clewiston.
Caloosa Baptist Bible
School bike give away
Caloosa Baptist Church, locat-
ed 200 yards behind Flora & El-
la's, will be having Vacation Bible
School June 16-20, from 6:30-8
p.m. for age groups Kindergarden
- Grade 5. The theme this year will
be Fruit of the Spirit. VBS will be
filled with crafts, games, snacks,
age-centered Bible stories de-
signed to communicate the love
of Christ for each one.
Al the end of the week, two bi-
cycles will be given away, for one
a girl and one for a boy. There will
be other surprises throughout the
week, as well.
If you would like to register
your child for VBS at. Caloosa
Baptist, please do so by calling
863-675-HOPE. Leave the name
of your children) and a phone
number where the family can be
reached. Or, you can stop by the
church during worship hours on
Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. or
Sunday 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and
Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
Steps to the future
Christian School Informational
meeting for the 2008-2009 school
year will be presented Tuesday,
June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Traf-
ford Independent Baptist Church,
1207 Carson Road Immokalee.
There are scholarships for special
ed students and low income fami-
lies available. For more informa-
tion please call 239-657-7070 or
Gospel jams coming
Rev. Lester Grant will host a
Gospel jam session at Barron Park
every other Friday beginning May
23. Events will last from 7-9 p.m.
Come play or just listen. Please
bring canned goods to be shared
with local needy families.
Hey, Kids, Ready for the round
up? It's scheduled to happen June
10-13 at the First Christian Church.
This year's Vacation Bible School
theme - "Triple C Ranch" needs
lots of help getting the ranch
ready for a rootin' tootin' week of
fu-hfilled activities as God's word
is present. Lunch and transpor-
tation are both provided. 'Hours
are 9 a.m. till noon for ages K-5th
grades. Need more info? Call 675-
1366. Hope to see you there!
VBS cowboys and
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
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
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Haven, at the Church of God of
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w' the opc ini rnn ton tihe 2nd floor, dual AC a newer
Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'' 62' pole barn wi
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indoor utlity, laie spacious bedrooms, large master suite,
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nintacoastal mariara withinn talkig distance. $345,000.
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filled acres is is minnrtc, from Ilandl. Outhiiillings
include workslihop, sliced and torage buildings.
CBS 3,,2 home in laurel Oaks SiD. Double fiant doors
open onto a spacious great room. Master bIx'droom haa
his/hers talk-in closets & master alh twt/'alk through
shower. Inttraconstal marine within walking distance.
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Split floo plan, daukrcd ceilings, spacious kitchen, large
lanai. lxhatci only minutes from LaBcllc & nfer the Pt
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Split flhor plan faulted ceilings, spacious kitchen, large laai.
located onu minutes (Arm I.aBelle w/marina neariiy
2,2 with lots of room for entertainment with
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laIrc gl ccnliel[. lurcl Oaks S/I). $259,900
On a Iree canopied street in LaBelle, 42/2 CBS '06 iomice
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,/2 CBS hl me built in '95 loxatl.t in ielmont offers a lot
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This 3/2 w/many oaks on the greenblt has a romnny flxr
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home. Featltirs indude sacious master thedonmi, wiod
plank flooring, screened front entry, fenced back yard. and
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Affordable CBS home, split floor lan & fenced back yard
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
ECSWF begins advanced
Local residents are increasing
their employability through a spe-
cial training partnership coordi-
nated by the Education Center of
The advanced training is down
in the Big Cypress National Pre-
serve in Ochopee, Florida. The
students are from Alva, LaBelle
and Pioneer and graduates of the
level I training programs provided
through the Education Center
over the past two years. The train-
ing partnership is unique in that
it is comprised of five agencies
working together to make the
The funding for the training is
being provided by the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
through their contract with the
Education Center and the South-
west Florida and leftover funds
from the Workforce Development
Board's Rebuild grant. These two
funding sources cover all the
costs including student tuition in
a customized training course pro-
vided by the third partner, the Col-
lier County Public Schools Profes-
sional Development Center.
The fourth partner is the Na-
tional Park Service, which ad-
ministers Big Cypress National
Preserve. The agency will provide
the location and equipment for
the training and the staff to as-
sist the students as they complete
The fifth partner is the Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Florida,
serving as the coordinator provid-
ing the administration, instruc-
tion, student recruitment, enroll-
ment, transportation and fiscal
Students began their train-
ing the first week in May and are
scheduled to graduate the last
week in July. They work eight
hour days four days per week op-
erating heavy equipment, com-
pleting maintenance projects and
any other tasks identified by the
Big Cypress Preserve. A teacher
travels with the students daily
providing instruction, guidance
If you would like to know
more about this program contact
ECSWF Director, Sonny Hughes.
If you are interested in enrolling
in the next construction trades
worker class scheduled to begin
on May 27 call the school for an
application at 863-675-6800. En-
rollment is limited and tuition is
free to the student.
Submitted photo/Norman Hughes
Students check out the equipment they will be learning to op-
erate at the new class at Big Cypress Preserve in Ochopee.
Students are graduates of the level I training programs pro-
vided through the Education Center over the past two years.
The Education Center is also
recruiting students for basic and
intermediate computer classes
held at the school's technology
laboratory at 4930 SR Hwy 29
South in LaBelle.
Tuition is $150 and.classes are
scheduled on Saturday morn-
ings or in the evenings during
the week. Submit your name and
telephone number for the next
Twelve graduate from construction class
On May 15, 12 students re-
ceived papers giving them access
to the possibility of a better job
when the eighth Education Cen-
ter of Southwest Florida construc-
tion class graduated.
Graduates received their con-
struction certificates, OSHA, CPR
and first aid certificates along
with a letter from ECSWF Execu-
tive Director Sonny Hughes.
The Peterson family - father
Richard, mother Gwendolyn and
daughter LaQuilla Felton - all re-
ceived certificates that day.
Richard has spent years work-
ing with equipment in the sugar
cane industry, Gwendolyn at the
Richard said he can run all
kinds of equipment and took the
course to learn some basic con-
struction, to learn to read blue-
prints and work with steel.
They all agree, they're con-
struction class will help them
build a better life. Anytime you
can add more to your resume,
you can offer more to an employ-
er, they said.
Graduates are: Isis DeHut of
Clewiston, Albert Favors of La-
Belle, LaQuilla Felton of Moore
Haven, Clifton Kitson of Lehigh
Acres, Willie McCain of Clewiston,
Gwendolyn and Richard Peterson
of Moore Haven, Cheryl Ramsey
of Lehigh Acres, Dwight Ricketts
of Clewiston, Ashley Shannon of
Clewiston, William Treadwell of
Clewiston and Daniel Vasquez of
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The Peterson family graduated together from the ECSWF
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of the eighth ECSWF construction class gathered for a class photo. Pictured are:
Isis DeHut of Clewiston, Albert Favors of LaBelle, LaQuilla Felton of Moore Haven, Clifton Kit-
son of Lehigh Acres, Willie McCain of Clewiston, Gwendolyn and Richard Peterson of Moore
Haven, Cheryl Ramsey of Lehigh Acres, Dwight Ricketts of Clewiston, Ashley Shannon of
Clewiston and Daniel Vasquez of LaBelle. William Treadwell of Clewiston is not pictured.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008 _
Cowboy fans, are you ready
for Spring football? After weeks
of hot days, miles of sprints and
hours of drills, our LaBelle High
School Cowboys are ready to
host the Palmetto Ridge High
School Bears! Come out and sup-
port our hometown on May 22 at
Support the Cowboys
LaBelle High School football
team will have a hole-in-one con-
test during halftime at the Spring
Game, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. First
prize winner will receive $500 in
cash! There will be 350 ping-pong
balls dropped from a bag 25 feet
in the air. The first ball that goes
in the hole will win! Tickets for
the contest are $10 and can be
purchase from any football play-
er, coach or Coach David Kelley.
Please help support your LaBelle
In order to raise money for
summer football camp, the La-
Belle Cowboy football team will
be selling watermelons on Satur-
day, May 24, in the U-Save parking
lot. The sale will be from 9 a.m.
till all the watermelons are gone
so come early and show your
Sign up for football
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.
cheer, dance camp
Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance
(a norl 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.
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
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Property Appraiser, is sending out
the last reminder to seniors not to
miss the deadline for their Senior
Discount. If you do not submit the
necessary supporting documents
by the deadline you will not be
granted this $50,000 exemption.'
If you are 65 years of age and
over and have applied for your
Senior Exemption but have not
provided the Property Appraisers
office with the supporting docu-
mentation you must do so imme-
You should have received a let-
ter in the mail notifying you that
we do not have all of your neces-,
sary documentation on file.
If you do not file a Federal In-
come Tax Return form 1040 you
need to submit your social secu-
rity statement (SSA 1099) as soon
as possible, plus you will need
the IRS Form 4506 showing that
you are not required to file a tax
If you file a federal income
tax return you must submit form
1040 along with
,your W-2 form attached.
If you were not able to submit
your supporting documents by
May 1 Mrs. Kulpa asks that you
please contact her office and ad-,
vise her that you were not able to
send your documents earlier and
she can extend your deadline to
the very last day for submitting
forms of June 1.
You can mail, fax or bring your
documents to the office.
You can also contact the Prop-
erty Appraiser's Office in Labelle
at 863-675-5270 or you can visit
us on the third floor of the court-
house and in Clewiston at 863-
983-3178 or visit our office locat-
ed at 939 W. Sugarland Highway,
Suite 3A. You can read about the
requirements on our website at
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-
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
Sunday: June 1, 9 a.m., 900
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Longhorns on wheels
Okay, kids. Football season is not far off and the Long-
horns are getting ready. Sign up early for football or
cheering and you could win one of two great bikes donat-
ed by the Cooper family. The bicycles will be given away
at the Longhorn Fun Day, Saturday, May 31, beginning at
10 a.m. at Davis-Pratt Park. Lots of other fun, competition
and prizes. Admission is $5 adults, $2 children ages 5 and
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Urgent Care open house
The public was invited in to check out the new Hendry Regional Convenient Care Center, 450 S. Main Street, on Mayrl3.
Residents wandered through the facility taking in the exam rooms, lab as well as the physical, speech and occupational
therapy areas as they enjoyed a feast of finger foods. Hendry Regional Medical Center CEO Craig Cudworth was on
hand to answer questions as were members of the staff and the Hendry Regional Foundation. The facility has been open
for several months and is growing a reputation for excellence and a caring staff. The facility is open 8-8 Monday-Friday,
8-noon Saturday. It is closed Sunday and most major holidays. A generous $100,000 donation from Bonita Bay Group
made the urgent care facility possible. In the right hand photograph, Steve Nisbet, left, and Carl Berner found a lot to talk
about during the Hendry Regional Medical Center Convenient Care Center open house May 13.
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Rhonda Maddox, Thomas Loux,
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Henry Gresham, Tonya Trout-
man, Walter Whitt, Katherine
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and Fort Myers. The young men make the arduous ride every
year to bring attention to enhancing the lives of the disabled.
Young men in this particular group hailed from many places:
Tempe, Arizona, Salem, Virginia, Shreveport, Louisiana, San
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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
LMS CROP Members attend FGCU
Leadership Retreat on campus
By Connie Carter
On Saturday, May 10, five
members of the LaBelle Middle
School CROP (College Reach
Our Program) were invited to
attend the CROP Leadership Re-
treat at Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity. The LMS students and their
CROP Advisor Connie Carter
traveled to FGCU in the morning,
together with three members
of the Clewiston Middle- School
CROP group (and their Advisor
The LMS and CMS attendees
had been selected by the mem-
bers of their respective groups,
and were asked to dress in busi-
ness attire. They were joined at
FGCU by 40+ middle and high
school students from 13 other
middle and high schools from
Lee and Collier counties.
The FGCU Office of Outreach
Programs developed a wonderful
day for the students, beginning
with the theme Entrepreneurs in
Training. The day focused on pro-
fessional and business etiquette
and was designed to benefit the
students not only personally, but
also professionally and scholasti-
Prior to arrival students had
been given a map of the FGCU
campus; the group arrived at
Submitted photo/Connie Carter
LMS leaders at FGCU, from left: Paola Rea, Dr. Sally Berg (Hendry County School Board
Member and Liaison with FGCU CROP), Tristan Miller, Livier Real, Brandon Bahamundi,
Josue Gonzalez, Darlyn Scott (FGCU Student Support Services CROP Coordinator).
FGCU at 9:30 a.m. and navi-
gated their way to the Reed Hall
for check-in. After registration
and the official welcome, males
and females broke into different
groups for programs offered by
the FGCU Out Reach Staff. Males
focused on Young Men and the
Dream while the young ladies
had a Women in the Workforce
session. When the groups gath-
ered together again the session
was Etiquette 'and Protocol, of-
fered by consultant Virginia Ed-
wards. The students absorbed a
great deal of information from all
these morning sessions.
At about 12:30 p.m., everyone
regrouped in the FGCU Student
Union Ballroom for a wonderful
luncheon. While they enjoyed
the food, students were also
treated to much information pro-
vided by Ms. Edwards about The
Art of Business Dining. When the
meeting was officially adjourned
at 2 p.m., the LMS and CMS stu-
dents headed back to Hendry
County, heads chock full of ter-
rific information they can take
into their futures.
Students at LaBelle Elemen-
tary School are reading at a
great pace, and their fifth an-
nual Read-A-Thon was a great
success. Everyone at LES read
from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
The following students collected
the most pledges and received
a $50 gift certificate to Books-A-
Million: Meghan Martin, a third
grader in Mrs. Kirby's class and
Hayden Allison, a kindergartner
from Mrs. Burchard's class.
All students received book-
marks and pencils for participat-
ing. Students at LaBelle Elemen-
tary School students continue to
grow into life-long readers.
Reading is celebrated weekly
at LES with Friday Fries (spon-
sored by McDonalds and the
PTO) and daily by classroom
teachers. Teachers are.doing a
fantastic job of motivating and
encouraging their students.
Students are acquiring a great
love for reading and LaBelle El-
ementary School is very proud
of them. This is a gift they will
Submitted photo/Sandra Taylor
Pictured standing; LES Principal Mrs. Schaeffer and Assis-
tant Principal John Baker. Seated are Hayden Allison, Mrs.
Taylor and Meghan Martin.
Back to School event
The Hendry County Educa-
tional Support Personal (HESPA)
are working diligently to help the
parents and children of LaBelle
prepare for the upcoming school
year. Members are going to have
a Back to School Event at U-Save
in LaBelle on August 3 2008 (Sun-
day) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
They will be handing out
school supplies to the children
according to their school and
There will be hair dressers on
site giving free back to school hair
trims. They 'have also purchased
school clothes size 5-14. They
have 275 items purchased and
- continue to. add as fundiaisers
There will be tables set up for
each school to eliminate long
There will no forms to fill out.
They will simply highlight your
child's name on his/her school
list in order to count how many
supply bags are given away.
All grade levels K-12 are eli-
gible to receive a bag. Each bag
will contain $7-18 worth of items
depending on your child's grade..
In order to make this event a
success they are continuing to
hold fundraisers in LaBelle.
O'Ferrell's Florist has been
kind enough to allow us to hold
our fundraisers on their property.
They have raised.over $1,600 to
help our local children.
They would like to thank all
the people that have helped to
make oir yard sale and Spanish
dinner a success by donating or
Hats off to Lupe Cantu, Crys-
tal Kirtley, Maribel Ramirez, Paul
Serventez, and Kathy Vasquez for
.preparing the food.
A special thanks to Ray Altman
and his men at Altaian Fencing for
supplying all the meat free.
HESPA would also like to thank
Denise Brookins, Crystal Kirtley,
Richie Long, Debby Livingston,
Anita Loux, Debbie Steelman,
and Denise Wright for working at
every yard sale.
They have received donations
of cash or new school clothes
from Scott Cooper, Tris Chapman,
Debbie Steelman, Debby Livings-
ton, and Jason/Leslie Beer.
If you would like to help you
can donate items for our yard sale
or new school clothes by calling
Crystal Kirtley 675-1627 or Debby
They are still collecting Lex-
mark, Hewlett Packard and Dell
empty ink cartridges.
We are able to trade them for
school supplies. With the com-
munity behind this event it will be
a huge success.
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; Krime CDC Cow-
boy Way 863-674-4515; Glades
West CDC 863-612-0783 and New
Beginning 863-675-4266. Please
bring the following documents:
check stubs, income tax 2007/
W-2 and child birth certificates.
sign ups to open
Parents of students ready for
Kindergarten in the fall of 2008.
Voluntary Pre-k registration
will be May 13, from 4:30-6:00
p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary
School..You may also register you
child at Country Oaks anytime
during school hours.
Voluntary Pre-k is available for
any child that will be Kindergarten
age in the fall. This is a free pro-
gram that helps your child learn
valuable skills to be ready for Kin-
dergarten. Classes begin on June
9, and run until July 31, Monday-
Friday 7:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. We
use certified teachers with a small
teacher to student ratio. Call Beth
Lutkenhaus at 863-674-4140 for
advisors to meet
School will have its School Advi-
sory meeting on Thursday, May
22, at 6 p.m. in the media center.
All parents/guardians are invited
as well as anyone from the com-
munity. If you have any questions,
please call the school office at
Eastside Baptist Church is excited about our Vacation
Bible School theme, "Aloha! Surf's Up at
Outrigger Island-Living God's Unshakeable
Truth," June 23-27 at 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Eastside Baptist is located across from the
funeral home on Highway 80 West.
SEach day kids will rotate through
.,, sites where there Bible story is
*,, ^i reinforced with hands-on activities
at Worship Rally Lagoon, Bible
Study Beach Hut, Recreatin Reef
and Snack Shack, Music Falls,
and Craft Cabana.
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DOG - Poss Bulldog/Curr mix,
has collar, Hwy 98, farm
next to Milking R Dairy. To
identify, call (863)697-2665
JEWLERY - Found in Exten-
sion Office Parking Lot in La-
Belle. Please call to describe.
CHARM NECKLACE - Journey,
Gold. 4/24-27 between Cle-
wiston / Moore Haven. Very
sentimental. From deceased
husband. Substantial reward.
Missing Jack Russell, white
w/blk markings. Last seen
Clark St. LaBelle
PITBULLS (3)'- Females, 2
tan, 1 black & tan, vic of the
prairie, since 5/5/08. If
found, call (863)763-3776
BLACK LAB MIX - 3 years old,
good w/people,, prefers
home w/no other pets. Good
home only (863)467-1-165
Free to a good home only-4
month old mixed terriers,
puppy shots, all females,
(863)763-7881 after 3 p.m.
GIANT SCHNAUZER- full
blooded, 1 1/2 yrs old,
needs room to run, to good
home only (931)244-5697
KITTENS - to good homes
only (863)801-3561 Okee-
KITTENS - 2 month old, ready
for a new loving home.
KITTENS -.2 Wonderful male
kittens, 1 gray, 1 yellow.
KITTENS - Free, Litter box.
LAB PUPPIES - 7 Wonderful
puppies, 4 black & 3 brown,
2 males, 7 weeks old. Call
for info (863)634-0601
PUPPIES - Pug/Schnauzer/
Border Collie Mix. Free to
ood home. (863)763-1370
10 donation to cover shots.
PUPPIES (2) - Mixed puppies,
5 months old, very friendly,
to good home only.
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Full time - ER RN I StatSupervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS reQ.
Perdlem - RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or
supervisory status. ACLS PALS req.
Full time - Registered Nurse
Must possess a lid FL ee w/at least I . etp in area of expertise.
Full time - HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup exp.
Must demonstrate an excellent command of the ICD-9-CM
Classification system and DRG methodology. Must have the ability
to use computerized medical record abstract and encoder, and
possess good technical skills.
Full time - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
(ARNP) (HRCCC LaBelle)
Must possess excellent communication skills to interact
with patients, staff, and the community. The center
presently operates during the hours of Sam - 8pm Monday
- Friday and 8am - 12Noon on Saturday. This position
requires flexible scheduling.
Full time - Case Manager/UR Coordinator
Clinical position requires FL RN license. Must be able to
demonstrate a high level of financial, interpersonal, and
Full time - Inpatient/Outpatient Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology and
proficiency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be able to communicate, both
written and orally and maintain confidentiality of all patient infor-
mation. Acutecare hospital experience preferred.
Full time - Mam.mographer/Radiographer
Must be ARRT registered with a valid FL License to practice
Wanted for Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, Florida.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree with fiveyears progres-
sive experience, and eligible for national certification, and must be
eligible to seek a state of Florida license. The position serves as a
Generalist; works towards implementing the departmental goals of
Standardization, realignment, and maintaining 100% proficiency in
the CAP and ICAHO Accreditations: has responsibility for techni-
cally performing the full range of clinical laboratory procedures
including Chemistry, Hematology. Immunohematology. Serology,
and Microbiology. Must possess a minimum of fiveyears 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.
Wanted for Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, Florida.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree with twoyears experi-
ence, and eligible for national certification, and must be eligible to
seek a state of Florida license. The position serves as a Generalist;
works towards implementing the departmental goals of
Standardization, realignment, has responsibility for technically per-
'forming the full range of clinical laboratory procedures including
Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology, Serology, and
Microbiology. Must be able to perform phlebotomy and arterial
blood gas collections. This is a full-time position and requires on-
call & weekend rotation. Qualified applicants may send resume via
fax 863-983-0805 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Full time - Insurance Biller (Physician Office Billing)
Three or moreyears in a hospital or medial office setting pre-
ferred. Must be knowledgeable of third party re-imbursements, co-
pays, UB-92, and 1500 claim forms. Medicare and Medicaid
billing experience is a plus.
Full time - Patient Coordinator
Will perform various office functions including general
reception, posting of co-pays, and chart preparation.
Full time- Housekeeping Supervisor
Three years exp. in a hospital or related field preferred.
Will perform daily functions of the housekeeping
department to ensure cleanliness and infection control.
Will require work on days and weekends.
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL LPN
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and excellent benefits.
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1894 Sylvester Hwy., Moultrie, Ga. 31768
(229) 985-4565 Fax 229-985-0754
Sale Site Phone: 863-946-9135
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Cabinets, Doors, Ceramic
Tile, Bathrooms, Kitchens,
Painting, 10% Senior
Discount. 31 yrs. exp.
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Cruises . 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER - Central
Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1300
or best offer (863)763-3932
Fish Scaler-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver
PEDAL CAR - 1950s, childs,
nice original, $225.
SEWING MATCHING, SINGER -
Foot powered, $50. Call
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REFRIGERATOR - GE, White,
w/ice maker, .GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
WASHER - Combo, Washes,
Rinses & Dries. $150 or best
WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore
90 sees, top loading wash-
er. $150 will sep-or best of-
WASHER & DRYER - Large
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$350. Neg. (863)763-3932
WASHER - Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.
Washer and Dryer, perfect
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
FRYER - Electric, New, Multi
baskets, Great fish fryer.
Paid $100. Asking $50.
FENCE GATES - different siz-
es. $500 for all or will sell
separate. In good condition
TANNING BED - '06/'07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE
20x30X12 $4300. 25x40X14
$6890. 30X50X14 $7900.
60X100X18 $32,800. Pio-
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
ROOF SHEETING - 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
takes all. (863)612-6575
ROOFING SHINGLES - 75
bundles. $200 for all, will
SERVICE BOX - Inside service
box, 150 amp, complete.
BABY BED - 3 stage, with all
bedding & mattress, $75.
BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
BABY WALKER - Kolcraft, 2 in
1 Tiny Steps, Great condi-
tion, $30 (863)467-1396
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CAR SEAT - Infant car seat,
only used twice. $20
(863)763-6747 Iv msg
FISHER PRICE NATURES
TOUCH SWING - asking $70
in excellent condition
FISHER PRICE RAIN FOREST
PLAYPEN - new, asking $50
Nursing Scrub Tops- 6, medi-
um, variety of colors, $50 or
will separate (863)763-7609
PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
WEDDING DRESS - A Line,
Strapless, Size 18. $150
WEDDING DRESS - sz. 14,
beautiful, may be altered, pd
$989, sell for $400.
WEDDING DRESS - sz. 8,
brand new, may be altered if
needed, pd $1189, sell for
(1000)- Racing &-Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$300 neg 863-763-8943
JUKE BOX - Old, Play's 45's.
Fine shape. $100
LAPTOP - Apple, Power Book
G4, $450. (772)461-8822
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
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CHILD CARE AVAILABLE
in my LaBelle Home
Ages 2 years & up.
$50. Week & $50 dep.,
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks
include. Hrs. 6:30am-5:30pm
References Available. Call Ms.
Debbie @ (863)675-4568.
Is Now Open & accepting
applications. 24hr &
weekend daycare in a
loving home environment.
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Low prices - 7 days/week
Dependable & Reliable
Sharon or Ashley
Tutoring in Word, Excel,
Power Point, Access, in
Will design spread sheets
etc upon request.
Call Lynne at
trouble shooting, set-up,
up-grades, systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,
2000. ME, XR licensed.
Call Gary 863-675-7925
PATIO FURNITURE - 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
MAGNETIC THERAPY MA-
TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $650 neg.
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
Full Tie 1215
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp./Locally owned & Operated
FEATHERBED MATRESS COV-
ER - King size, clean, good
FIREPLACE - Brand new, with
heater insert . $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg
BED - King size with head-
board, clean, good condition.
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
BUNK BED - wooden, with
desk and 4 drawer dresser, 2
mattresses, paid $800 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-1301
BUNK BEDS - White, metal
frame w/futon & twin mat-
tress, good condition. $200
CHINA CABINET - 50"wx74"t,
top 13", bottom 16", solid
oak, $75. (863)357-9947
CHINA CABINET - Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
CHINA CABINET, BASSETT -
$450. Call 863-447-0230
COMPUTER ARMOIRE -
67"x19.5"x31", solid wood,
COUCH - Full size, Floral de-
sign. $175 (863)675-2804
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
53" W x 45" H, 4 shelves,
holds 27" TV. $50
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
55" wide, solid light wood,
fits 27" TV, must see, $125.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
holds up to 60" TV, dark wal-
nut finish; w/compartments,
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71, 4 drawers and
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208
OVER SIZED CHAIR - Tan,
w/twin sz pull out bed. Match-
ingoottomans w/storage. $425.
RECLINER - burgundy, exc.
cond., $65. (863)214-3850
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Big
Man, leather, like new, $250.
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Side By
Side, Love seat type. $200
or best offer. (863)675-2006
RECLINING CHAIR - Cloth
covered. $100 or best offer
SLEEPER, SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
SOFA - 82", 3 cushions, Cen-
tury, off-white & blue floral,
$75. Call 863-447-0230
SOFA & CHAIR - leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
SOFA BED - Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100
SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
TABLES - Coffee & 2 End,
Glass w/ cherry wood. $150
TRUNDLE BED - Wooden,
mattresses are in excellent
condition. $200 or best offer
GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
CHARTER ARMS - 38 SPE-
CIAL asking $275
GUN CABINET - Holds 6 rifles.
Glass doors & bottom draw-
er. Locks. Asking $200
LLAMA 380 - Sinall version of
1911. $200 (863)674-0613
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
TREADMILL - Fold away style.
WEIGHT BENCH - Power
House. All in One, $100
ENGAGEMENT RING - 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
MANS BRACELET & RING- In-
dian, turquoise & coral, ster-
ling silver, $600 or best
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.
AIRLINE MECHANIC - Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify - Job placement as-
sistance. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
ANIMAL TRAILER - Ig., solid
steel, $900. (863)447-1624
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from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
Beer Keg Cookers- 1 full, 1/2,
1/4 burner, tank, table, uten-
sils, $100 (863)946-9145
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
HEAD 'SET HOLDER - Re-
chargeable (EAR PIECE),
Samsung, with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. * CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 1 Ox0, $150
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 561)339-8039
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
CASIO KEYBOARD - lighted
keys with stand, like new,
DRUM SET - Tama $250
ELEC GUITAR - Ibanez, with
PV GUITAR AMP - All Tube,
120 watt, 3 channel $300 or
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
DOG BOX - 2 Bay, Conduit
Diamond Plate. $400 or pos-
sible trade for smaller box.
DOG PEN - 10x1, chain link,
brand new, exc. cond., $200
or best offer. (863)763-3822
GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX - to
good home only, female, 1
/2 yrs. old, spayed, also 2
PITBULL - female, red, 9
weeks old, all shots, must be
a good home, $250.
Rabbits (7) and hunting dog.
Must sell. (863) 675-5066
Rabbits For Sale- 5 total
$35 or will separate
SWIMMING POOL - Sun N
Sand, Complete, Simple set
up. 3 Ft. x 12 Ft. $30
VITA SPA - 2 person, gray
granite finish, 10 jets, w/cov-
er, self contained, no assem-
bly. $500 (863)763-7875
PIZZA OVEN - Commercial,
counter top, cooks 2 16"
pizzas, $175 or best offer
SATELLITE DISH & MODEM -
Wild Blue, $150 or best of-
BUGGY - V6 Buick, 2WD
trans. 1/2 ton running gear.
42" Swamper's. Must sell
$2500. Neg. (863)673-8910.
CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
AIR COMPRESSOR - 5hp
w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft
hose, moving, must sell.
CHAIN SAW - electric, 20ft
extendable pole $50
DIESEL GENERATOR - 5kw,
GENERATOR -16KW w/ Tank.
Tank is full. Asking $4000
GENERATOR - Electric 17,500
watt. Brand- new! Never
used. Mounted on utility trail-
er. $2900 (863)946-0989
PRESSURE WASHER - 7 hp,
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
leave message please
RADIAL ARM SAW - 10", $75
You pick up. (863)234-1988
TABLE ROUTER - Craftsman,
like new, $50.
TOOL PKG - tools in great
cond, value $1400 asking
VACCUM - Kirby with all at-
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
WANTED: GAS GOLF CART-
Call Joe at 772-461-5507
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land - Rent 935,
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FLOOR SPEAKERS (2) -
Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr
old, biggest & best in series.
CURTIS MATHIS TV - 27 inch,
works good. $50
NASCAR Brickyard 400 tick-
ets 2 race, Paddock Penths.,
B-17 Row A, seats 11-12,
$317 Firm 302-653-7233.
AIR COMPRESSOR - 5 hp, 3
phase. $200 (863)467-5401
FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490
SADDLE - Big Horn all leather
western youth saddle, 14"
w/girth, like new cond, rust
color. $395 (863)763-2692
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109
BAD BOY MOWER - Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
BUSH HOG MOWER - 6',
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
DOUBLE HAMMOCK - w/pil-
low, steel frame, Excellent
GARDEN TRACTOR - Crafts-
man, 18hp, Work Horse, 50"
cut, good cond., $550 or
Lawn Sweeper- Huskee,
17 cubic foot
New $250, Asking $100
LAWN TRAILER - HUSKEE, 10
cu. ft. Hooks to the back of
lawn mower. $100
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
NEW 250 gallon Lesco Power
Spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric row. $3,500
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher. Yellow &
Green. $60 (863)634-8880
RIDING MOWER - 19hp,
Sears, w/new battery, $250.
RIDING MOWER - 42" Yazoo,
Zero Turn. $500
RIDING MOWER - Craftsman,
25hp, 48" cut, 2006 model
w/cruise control, perfect
cond. $500 (863)386-2207
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
Automatic 120. $1500 Firm.-
SCAG 52" - Zero turn, new
tires, blades, belt, battery,
$2800 firm (863)675-7155
West Glades Repair
TORO ZTR '02 - 42" cut,
16.5hp, good condition, very
Every Monday-12pm & every
WESTERN SADDLE - asking
$200 or best offer. Call
Always . Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo! Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $700/mo. Inclds
all until's, satellite tv, wireless
2ba, 1ba Duplex, 171 &
173 Martin St. $650/mo.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
RENT with office space on
heavy industrial property.
TWO UNITS - Close to airport.
25x50 or 1 unit 50x50
w/bath. Overhead doors. No
auto repair. (863)675-3010
FInd It faster. Sel It soon-
er In the classlfieds
1st Month FREE 2 bed 1 bath
duplex in town and close to
doctors, shopping and res-
tauraots. $675 per month.
Southwest Florida Realty
Group, Inc. 863-675-8868
1BR, family rm.,
marine view, furn.
2BR - Upstairs
2BR Villa - marine
new all new,
TOWNHOUSE - 3 br 2.5 ba,
brand new appliances, W/D,
carpeted, gated. $1300/mo
$11,000 Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For.list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
4bd 2.5ba Home only'
$325/mo! 2bd 1ba only
$199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%APR For Listings & infp
CLEAN - 2 br, 2 ba house !
w/garage & fenced in yard.
In LaBelle, 3/2, fenced back-
yard, Ig kitchen & living
room. 2 car garage. Call Carl
673-3354 or 673-3358
LaBelle - 3br on oversize lot
loaded w/trees, Very large
kitch. W&D, Lg back porch.
$650/mo (863) 675-0104
LABELLE NOW AVAILABLE
4br, 2ba, w/family rm &
wood floors. Fenced back
yard. Very clean. Yard care
provided. $900 mo + $800
sec. $65 Appl. fee.
(863)675-7306 or 885-1392
MOORE HAVEN 3br, 2ba, All
apple, WID, laminate floors,
arage, handicap access.
1100 mo. (863)946-3333
NICE NEW HOME - 3 br, 2 ba,-
quiet area. $900/mo. or
roommate for $550/mo.
PORT LABELLE - Two, 3 br,
2 ba houses, No Pets,
Margaret Barber Real Estate.
PORT LABELLE: 3071 Beech-
wood Cir. 3br/2ba, gar. New
home $800/mo. Call
#1 Riverfronl Home
471 Old CR 78
3 bedrooms -2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & 3 acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo.
Call Broker- Owner '
(863)675-3433 or '
Move Into your dream
RIVERFRONT Gated Subdivi-
sion lawn, water and sewer
included. Community 'po0l.
$2000 per month. Southwest
Florida Realty Group, Inc.
TOBIAS AVE - 2 br house, 2 br
trailer on Hendrick Ave, 2 br
duplex on Gamble Ave, all
Moore Haven. No sec dep,
no 1st or last. Call Tom
ELECTRIC DRYER - Maytag,
works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator, stove,
microwave and dishwasher
Pentium Computer- tower,
keyboard, mouse and scan-
ner included, CALL TO SEE
$75 neg. (863)467-8681
BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35
(863)763-7355 will deliver
PT ROVING ASSISTANT
For dental office. LaBelle
area. Office experience
Fax resume to:
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
TURKEY CREEK-ORTONA, 2
BR, 1 BA, stilt house on canal.
2 blocks from river, quiet
neighborhood, a/c, d/w, w/d.
$950/mo + utils, 1st, last
+ sec (305)394-4903
Vehicle and Equipment park-
ing in LaBelle 239-633-0744
A LOAD & LOCK STORAGE
The newest storage facility
just 4 mi west of LaBelle
on Hwy 80.
*AC & non AC units,
*all sizes available.
*On site manager.
*Area completely fenced.
5775 State Rd 80., LaBelle
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x20'20" $85.60 mo. incl. tax.
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit 863-675-2392
'BOAT SLIP RENTAL - Call
o239)337-5859 for more in-
I ll I
'Business Places -
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
'Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
$800 & $650/mo
PORT LABELLE - 2 br, 2 ba,
new apple, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, furn.
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%apr! For List-
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
How fast can your car
go? It can go even taster
when you sal It In the
15, 10 or
5 ACRE TRACTS
State Road 80.
* Land Auction * 250-Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
E-Z Financing Free Brochure
RUTHERFORD NC - 9.75
acres, all wooded, 20 ft deed
right-of-way. Over 1000 ft of
creek frontage. 16 mi from
Shelby, NC, $75,000
MONTURA -Priced to Sell
Bank owned Home & Land,
Beautiful 2.50 acres. 2432
sq ft. Home. Like new ready
to move into 4br, 2ba, fire-
place, Jacuzzi tub, paved
drive way. For more informa-
tion contact Wendy or Rick
MONTURA- Priced to Sell
Bank foreclosure Beautiful
1.25 lot. At 135 N Verda St.
Low or no down payment -
Financing Available. For
more information contact
Wendy or Rick
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
I e . .
Grand Opening Sale! Satur-
day, May 31st! 1+ acre lake
access just $29,900- in-
cludes FREE boat slips! On
160,000. 3cre recreational
lake in , ..ernucy. Save
$5000 GUARANTEED! Prime
dockable lakefront available.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Be 1st to see! Call
now (800)704-3154, x1825.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.5 acres
$49,900. New to market.
Gently sloping lakefront es-
tate on private bass lake.
Gorgeous unspoiled setting -
no crowds, no noise. For the
discriminating buyer. Must
see. Excellent low rate fi-
nancing. Call now
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-.
tee! (866)745-3329 or
Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
DW 3/2 partially furnished,
2004 model, stone fireplace,
underground utilities, nice
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE : 2br single wide,
Remodeled. Oak trees. $150
LABELLE - 3 br, C/AC, inclds
10x10 laundry shed.
$650/mo + 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, Labelle Hts, off
of SR 78 & Cherokee Ave.
No pets! Call between
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
S/R 29 SOUTH- 2br, 2ba, mo-
bile home on 1/2 acre. Bro-
ker Owner. (863)517-1153
or (863)517-0272 LaBelle
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 banos,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
HAC UN campeo en su casa
movil, tomamos su trailer
por una trail nueva de zona
3 para mas information
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
21 acre lot. $79,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
NEW 3br/2ba DW $41,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
NEW Homes of Merit. Large
2br/2ba doublewide on 1/2
acre lot in excellent setting.
Lease to own, $3,000 down
No credit needed. Call Kenny
NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom homes
Packete complete casa movil
y terreno 3/2 banos a solo
3/2 manufactured home,
2 enclosed patio's F/B,
attached carport w/concrete
drive, lot 80x100 chain link, Ig
utility house, Ig oak trees,
many flowers and irrigation
pump. 11/2 blocks from river
@ Ortona, FL. 239-438-5287
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835
Used 3/2 Zone III DW $39,900
on your lot or ours. Very low
down payment, easy credit
WHY RENT...When you can
own your own horde. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALUMAWELD JON BOAT- Flat
bottom, w/trailer, 17ft x 8ft,
31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil.
$3500 D (772)216-5541
BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good cond.
BASS TRACKER - 17', w/40hp
& trailer, newly tuned up,
water pump, runs great,
JON BOAT - 14', V-hull, alumi-
num, needs a little work,
w/trailer, paddles, troll motor
SWAMP BUGGY - 2wd,
w/tractor tires, 6 ton rearend,
straight 6 chevy eng.,
COACHMAN RV '75 -1 ton, 23
ft, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
orig mi, runs good. $1000
COACHMAN TOYOTA '87 - 20
ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
HITCH - Reese, for 5th Wheel.
MOTOR HOME '1985 - $1000
call for details
Park.Model - suitable for year
round living, fully furnished,
heat & a/c, exc. cond. May
be seen by calling the Aqua
Isles office at
PROWLER - 33 Ft. w/ Florida
Rm., Heat & Air. Water, Elec-
tric & Trash furnished.
$5000 (863)763-8761 Okee
SHASTER TRAILER - 12',
sleeps 2, new tires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
BOAT ANCHORS - 2, Stainless
steel, Holding pontoon boats
in place. $70. or will sep.
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $430
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1987 -
1200 Sportster. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107
ATV HELMET - Bell ATV,
Mossy Oak Camo, large,
with goggles, never used
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 500
'00 - 4x4, low hours, needs
some TLC, ready to ride.
$2000 neg (863)673-4594
SUZUKI 500 VENSON '05 -
4x4 ATV, winch, fr bumper,
alum wheels, trailer, 675 mi,
$5000 neg (863)697-1771
SWAMP BUGGY - Chevy, 305
w/38" Super Swamper, runs
great, new clutch, $1300 or
best offer. (863)228-2185
YAMAHA BIG BEAR 400,
2002 with worn winch, good
cond. $2,500/best offer. Call
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
200cc, low miles, excellent
YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trlr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730
STOCK TRAILER - Goose
Neck, 28 ft long, new tires.
WINNABAGO, 1967 - 20',
good condition, $900 or best
offer. Call (863) 467-5680
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
CHEVY CAMARO '94 - Black, t
tops, alum whls, V6, auto,
32 mpg, a/c, runs great.
CHEVY CORVETTE, '84 -
needs starter, exhaust, body
& int. repairs, new trans,
CHEVY LUMINA 1999 - $2500
Sor best offer. (863)763-4493
FORD FOCUS, '02 - auto, cold
a/c,. 4 dr., runs great,
FORD TAURUS '97 - Runs,
cold a/c, cd player. $1200
HONDA ACCORD, '92 - 4 dr.,
pw, pl.& mirrors, auto, runs
great, needs a little TLC,
1,000 neg. (863)946-1205
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 -
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
arts $1500 (863)467-6475
MERCEDES '91 - 4 dr, all
power, sunroof, 6 cyl. $1200
(863)697-2791 after 3pm
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier,
leather seats, loaded, red,
$3500 firm (863)763-5005
MITSUBISHI 3000 GT '95 -
auto, V6, good body & interi-
or, doesn't run, $1000 or
best offer (863)673-0192
MUSTANG '93 - World class
T5 trans, all in working or-
der, no noise or shift prob-
lems. $400 (863)634-5742
SATURN LS - '2000, 4 door,
White, Runs Great. $4000.
or best offer. (863)357-0007
Okee. area. Leave message
,I Pulc o ice
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $750! 94
Toyota Camry $750! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO, '98 -
convertible, 4. cyl., loaded,
83k mi., garage kept, orig.
papers, perfect for the grad,
MARK V - '79, Runs, Needs
body work. 79K orig. mi.
$1200. Neg. (330)573-8413
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON - col-
CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK, '88 - no
title, no motor or trans, body
in great shape, $400 or best
CHEVY S10 BLAZER - 4x4,
V6, has rust, runs good, a/c
works, $1200 or best offer.
FORD BRONCO - 1967, 4wd,
1 Owner. Runs great, but
needs brakes. $3800
JEEP CHEROKEE, '98 - 4x4, 2"
lift kit, new brakes, tires,
custom rims, well maint.,
EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
GOLF CART - Gas E-Z Go
Workhorse with dumper
green body, tan roof $1800
GOLF CART - EZ Go Club, gas
powered, with roof & club
LINCOLN TOWNCAR PARTS
'86 - 5.0 motor & trans.
MOTOR & TRANS - Chevy '96-
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles.
$1500 for both, will separ-
NERF BARS - For Jeep Wran-
gler, new in box, fits '87-'95.
225 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi-
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150
STEP BARS - w/brackets,
chrome plated stainless steel
from '06 Dodge quad cab,
SWAMP BUGGY FRAME - with
parts, $125 or best offer.
TIRES - 4, Goodyear Wrangler
MTR, 245 75 16, good con-
dition, $180. 863-697-0996
TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P
Zero 360/710/R17, brand
new. $500 or best offer.
I Puli Notice
TONNEAU COVER - Special
Edition fiberglass w/split
door, fits Chevy Long bed.
$400 neg (863)634-7230
TOOL BOX - Diamond plate,
TOPPER - 1 yr old, 72W x 80L
x 28H Florida Line, side win-
dows, front & rear glass.
$450 neg (863)532-9366
TOW DOLLY - Heavy duty auto
tow dolly. $300
TRAC RAC - Aluminum ad-
justable ladder rack for full
size pickup. $350 or best of-
CHEVY /2 TON, '75 - runs
good, drives good, $1,500.
CHEVY S10 EXT CAB '83 - 2.8
6 cyl, good shape, brand
new tires, $1000 or best of-
FORD 150 PU '93 - runs &
looks good, tool boxes,
FORD F100, '77 - runs great,
FORD F150, 1989 - 6" lift,
fresh rebuilt front dif. &
trans., $2,000. Call
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
FORD F150 '99 - Xtra cab 4
dr, V8, auto, loaded, 100k
mi, very good cond, dk blue.
$4250 (561)718-8580 Okee
Ford F150 flareside 1994. Au-
to, power steer/locks, bedlin-
er, Mark 3. Must sell. $3,495
LaBelle (863) 675-4822
FORD RANGER '98 - Single
cab, cold a/c & cd player,
must sell. $2200 or best of-
TOPPER - Jason, for a short-
bed Pick-Up, approx 71" x
71". Great condition. $200.
CHEVY TRACKER 1998 - 4 Dr,
PW, PL, Air, Heat, 70,170
miles. Good on gas., Asking
$5000 neg. (772)370-0262
FORD BRONCO II, (2) '90, 1
w/ac, 1 without, good shape,
$3300 .will sell separately.
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON -
$1500. 863-234-1226 or
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER - 6x12, single axle,
w/tool box, $800 or best of-
UTILITY TRAILER - 2 axle, 6 x
DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
'01 -15 pass, excellent con-
I Ic NotIc I
I Public Notice
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC MEETING
,,l,,,. , ,, ,- r,, .,.,-,, ,, ,- . I . i :,-cons 164.1053 and 164.1055, Florida Stat
ir. i r.. ,.,, ] ,,') I. nr, h.,'s ,] of County Commissioners wll hold a join
public meeting wth the boards of the Barron Water Control Distnct, Devil's Carder
Water Control Distnct. Collins Slough Water Control Distnct and Gerber.Groves
Water Control District and the Board of Trustees of the Barron-Hilliard-Alico Coop-
erative Drainage Plan on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, beginning at 6'30 p.m. in the
Hendry County Courthouse Board Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss settlement of the dispute
between the parties concerning discharge of water into Canal 1 The meeting is
open to the public.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, foi
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
274807 CGS 5/22/08
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 210 N. INDUSTRIAL
LOOP 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.
JUNE 1, 2008 @ 8:00AM
JUNE 1, 2008 @8:00AM
CARRY ON TRAILER VIN# UNKNOWN
MAY 31, 2008 @ 8:00AM
JUNE 2,2008 @ 8:00AM
JUNE 6, 2008 @ 8:00AM
VIN# 1 GNCS13WOP2121789
274521 CB 5/22/08
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
Las Noticas en Espanol
Un nifio pequefio muri6 en un
accident fatal El Dia de Madre en
El Condado Glades. De acuerdo
con el informed de Los Patrulleros,
Karina Duarte de 28 afios resi-
dente en Fort Myers, estaba mane-
jando su carro Kia Spectra 2005 en
el carril este de la 78 aproximada-
mente a 6 millas de la 27 a trav6s
de una curva. Cuando el vehiculo
se fue hacia el zacate y grava de la
orilla la sefiora Duarte trat6 de es-
tabilizarlo hacia la izquierda pero
al hacer esta maniobra el carro se
puso a girar sobre si mismo, ella
trat6 esta vez de estabilizarlo hacia
la derecha, causando que el carro
se fuera girando sobre si mism9
y regresara al carril sur. Despues
[de un tercer intent de estabilizar
,el carro que peg6 con uno de los
'protectores del hombro, el ve-
hfculo se detuvo finalmente con el
efrente hacia el sur.
re-i " . , I .
La conductor y el pasajero
Christian Artavia fueron transpor-
tados al Centro Medico Regional.
Ellos no sufrieron ninguna herida.
El pasajero de 5 afios Joshua Ar-
tavia fue transportado al Hospital
Memorial via area donde muri6
alas 10:35 p.m.
El accident ocurri6 a las 3:40
p.m del 11 de mayo. Todos los
pasajeros del vehiculo tenfan
puestos sus cinturones a la hora
Despu6s de 20 afios de oper-
aci6n la Compafifa de Empaque
Duda cerr6 sus puertas el 7 de
A 29 empleados que trabaja-
ban tiempo complete se les dijo
que La empacadora cerrarfa ese
dia cuando terminaran su turno.
Los trabajadores de temporada
que trabajan medio tiempo ya
Parent of the Year
On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the Voces Unidas Club made
a celebration for the 2008 LaBelle High School seniors. At
the celebration Margarita Guerra was awarded "Parent of
the Year" for her dedication and hard work to Voces Unidas.
Pictured are, from left: Martha Hernandez, Margarita Guerra,
Nora Garcia, Lil Mendoza and Jodi Bell.
habian terminado sus respon-
sabilidades. Durante el tiempo
mas ocupado de la temporada
regularmente trabajan unos 130
empleados incluyendo los de
medio tiempo. En un discurso
praparado la Directora de La
Compafifa Susan Howard dijo:
"Fue una decision muy dificil. La
Compafifa Duda reconoce que
nunca hubiera tenido 6xito si.no
hubiera sido por los esfuerzos de
empleados tan dedicados, no-
sotros les damos las gracias por
sus contribuciones a nuestro ne-
gocio." "Las presiones de los ilti-
mos afios como los huracanes, el
cancro, el costo del combustible
y los costs de la producci6n nos
ha dejado sin ganacias". "Vamos
a asociarnos con otras empaca-
doras y esto nos va a permitir una
operaci6n de citricos con menos
El empaque de esta tempo-
rada se va seguir hasta el final
del mes. Citricos frescos como:
naranjas, mandarinas y toronjas
continuardn siendo producidas
ames Murphy quien tiene 5
afios de trabajar como operator
de cuarto de control dijo que en
la temporada mas alta a la sem-
ana se podia trabajar 60-70 horas
pero en esta cosecha solo pudi-
eron trabajar 40 horas.
Lecciones de Nataci6n
El Program de Aprender a
Nadar esta de regreso. Registrarse
en persona en La Piscina de Port
LaBelle 4051 Bulevar Eucalipto
las tardes de los lunes y los vi-
ernes. Las lecciones comienzan
en junior y julio. Se cobran $5 por
estudiante. Para mas informaci6n
Ilamar a Angela: (863) 234-1603.
ualoosa telle/Patty srant
Postal workers collect food
LaBelle postal workers delivered five hampers full of canned goods across the street to the
Salvation Army food pantry Monday, May 12. The workers and the community outdid them-
selves this year, bringing in about 30 percent more food than last year. The postal workers
also lend their assistance to the annual Toys for Tots drive at Christmastime.
Hendry County District
Lunch menu for the week of
LaBelle area schools
Thursday, May 22: Chicken
sticks, baked beans, diced peach-
es, lime jello;
Friday, May 23: Manager's
Monday, May 26: No school
- Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 27: Pepperoni
pizza, corn, orange /pineapple
Wednesday, May 28: Ham-
burgers, French fries, lettuce and
pickle, fruit blend, Birthday Bash;
Thursday. Mav 29: Turkev
Friday, May 23: Manager's
Monday, May 26: No school
- Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 27: Chili dog,
.......".' " -I ...... - baked nacho cheese chips, diced
and rice, corn or green beans,
wheat breadstick, cherry jello. pears, chocolate chip cookie;
Wednesday, May 28: Turkey
Secondary grades sandwich, gravy, mashed pota-
Thursday, May 22: Turkey toes, green beans;
sandwich, backed nacho cheese Thursday, May 29: Peppero-
chips, celery sticks, carrots sticks, ni pizza, tossed salad, corn.
South Florda Water Management District
Notice of Agency Action
The South Flonda Water Management District gives notice of its Agency Action for
a permit for approximately 1386.5 acres of agricultural development known as
McDaniel Ranch to be issued J.W. McDaniel, Sr., Inc., whose address 32800 CR
833, Clewiston, FL 33440. Environmental Resource Construction/Operation Permit
h. n.. h. i l, Ir,,. , ,, ' . . i ,. , . i. . . , , ', h r,,,hI . Ii . Iri., I i .. l . ,l In , p..h .~.i rl
ment area PT 02 and finalize the configuration of PT-D2, revise the areas of
PT D5678 andiPT 01011, and relocate the weir that presently serves PT D1011.
The project will draTn into the North Feeder Canal. The permit is subject to 19 gener-
jl y "i] II .i I,;' v.l'll.' ,iirilll , f,., , I , i.,, ji , J,,rrl .i. h l.in .l-, li I jm ,
, i. , , r i . i.. ',,,r,,T I.,), li : I , ..i .. I . . r '" : , ] la i l Ti..- r,
r., . ..,ilr, Ij,, !Ii t ?: it:. i :.i,l,.l , r., .lr,.1 o y the Deer Fence Canal on
ir, n, irr, r., , -,,,na..i.,, i if ,ln,ii ,, ..I.rr,. , I
The Staff Report issued May 8, 2008 and the Addendum to the Staff Report issued
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through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,
33406 or by telephone at (561) 686-8800 extension 6739.
The District's agency action as set forth in the staff reports shall become final un-
less a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. The pro-
cedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below, followed by the procedures
for pursuing mediation.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Distric's permitng deci-
sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set
forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of the Clerk at the SFWMD
Headquarters at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Pursuant to
Rule 28-106.104 Fla. Admin. Code, any documents received after 5:00 p.m. shall
be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Filings by e-mail will not
be accepted. A copy of the Petition must also be mailed at the time of fling to the
persons named above at the address indicated. Failure to file a petition within the 21
days of publication of notice, or other receipt of the written notice, whichever first
occurs first, constitutes a waiver of any right such person has to an administrative
determination (hearing) pursuant to'Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fa. Stat. as pro-
vided by Subsection 28-106.11(4) Fla. Admin. Code. The petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of fil-
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the District's action is based
must contain the information set forth in Rule 28-106.201(2), Fla. Admin. Code, in-
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the
name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any,
which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the
proceeding, and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will
be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none the
petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which ensitle the petitioner to relief; and
(1) A demand for relief.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the District's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the
same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, la. Admin.
Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of petition means that the District's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice.
In addfion to requesting an administrative hearing, any peutioner may elect to pur-
sue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the District a me-
diation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the District,
and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404 Fla. Admin.
Code. The agreement must be received in the District Office of the Clerk, within ten
days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above.
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 22, 2008
DaNcE InVaSioN to hit LaBelle!
Esophie Higgins, 2007 Swamp
Cabbage Queen and LaBelle High
School graduate is home from
USF for the summer where she
is a dance major and business
administration minor. As a fresh-
man dance major, Esophia has
had the opportunity to dance in
two of the three department pro-
ductions and is offering her amaz-
ing talent for dance to local kids
for summer fun!
Esophia grew up in LaBelle
where she danced at LaBelle
dance studio for 14 years. She
was a student instructor under
Ms. Darla Greer in ballet, tap, and
jazz classes as well as the hip-hop
instructor. She has worked with
many different ages ranging from
"Growing up in LaBelle, I know
that there isn't a lot of summer ac-
tivity for kids, so I wanted to do
something to for the youth in La-
Belle. The camp is a great way to
start out the summer being physi-
cally fit and with a bang. DaNcE
InVaSion is designed to show our
youth the respectful side of hip-
hop. After taking class periodically
with Dena Rizzo (a hip-hop cho-
reographer), I became inspired to
teach my hip-hop classes with the
same goal that she has. And that's
to educate and spread the posi-
tive side of hip-hop. I also want
to show our youth that hip-hop
can be and is very fun, but can be
done in a tasteful manner unlike
some of the things that is shown
on television." said Miss Higgins.
The two hours are going to be
full of non-stop fun and high en-
ergy, They will learn new dance
At the end of the camp the
campers will have so much infor-
mation that they can bust out on
any dance floor! It's available to
all no matter their dance experi-
"I just want them to come out
with positive attitudes and be
ready to de invaded by dance!"
Miss Higgins said. Dance Camp
will be from June 16-20.
The ages groups and times:
(going by the grade they will be in
next year) 3rd-4th grade -1-3 p.m.;
5th-6th grade - 3-5 p.m.; 7th-high
school - 5-7 p.m.
The fun begins on June 16
and lasts until June 20 at LaBelle
Dance Studio, 13 Missouri Street
Camp fees are just $50 for the
week plus a $10 registration fee
with a portion of the proceeds be-
ing donated to St. Jude Children's
Registration will be Tuesday,
June 10, Wednesday, June 11,
and Thursday, June 12 from 5-8
p.m. at the,LaBelle Dance Studio.
submitted photo/Jerri Lynn Merritt
Esophie Higgins, 2007 Swamp Cabbage Queen and LHS
graduate is home for the summer from USF. She is a dance
major at USF and hopes to offer her amazing talent for dance
to local kids for a summer of fun.
10-car pile up leaves 11 injured
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON - Four separate
accidents involving at least 10
vehicles halted traffic just outside
the Clewiston city limits early Fri-
The pile up left at least 11
people injured, according to Sgt.
Dwayne W. Cooper with the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol. Many more
are reported to have suffered mi-
One man was critically injured
when his truck became pinned
between two semis. The frame of
the vehicle was barely recogniz-
able moments after the wreck,
while rescue workers extricated
Reports claim the man died in
the accident, but his identity has
+ not yet been released.
"Thick smoke from nearby
wildfires on Lake Okeechobee
may have been the cause of the
accidents, with victims report-
ing poor driving conditions. Just
before the accident, the smoke
limited visibility to just a few feet,
"All the smoke from the fire
and the sun coming up," caused
the wreck, said Robert Connell,
whose vehicle sustained less 'se-
vere damages. "It happened real
quick, we were all cruising at
about 50 miles an hour."
Mr. Connell said he avoided
hitting a woman who was driving
her motorcycle at the time of the
The accidents happened on
the same stretch of road lead-
ing out of Clewiston, at different
points. The worst crash, however,
was at S.R. 80, half a mile north of
C.R. 720., just after 7 a.m.
A line of automobiles there
showed semis, trucks and a bus
connected by a large chain of col-
lisions. Workers removed the rear
end of a bus carrying farm work-
ers to release a man who had
been pinned between two seats.
Officials with the Clewiston
Police Department, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, and the
Florida Highway Patrol worked
the scene, while ambulances car-
A black Ford Ranger was left a twisted heap after being in-
volved in a multi-car pile up outside of Clewiston on Friday.
ried the injured to Hendry Region-
al Medical Center'in Clewiston.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee personally
transported one motorist caught
in the traffic to the local dialysis
Chad Adair, driving a white
van, sprang into action in the
wake of te accident, witnesses
said. He helped pull victims out of
the bus and worked his way from
the rear of the wreck to the front,
helping as many as he could..
"I set up a little triage here," he
said, pointing to the median.
According to him, the major-
ity of the farm workers sustained
injuries, with some reporting lac-
erations and other injuries.
But the man in the black Ford
Ranger was hurt the worst. Ac-
cording to Mr. Adair, that man lost
a great deal of blood, and was
bleeding from his mouth when
he was found unconscious.
As he viewed the wreckage,
he couldn't understand why the
roads had not been closed by law
enforcement officials. He believes
the accident could have been pre-
"It was 100 percent because of
the smoke on the road," he said.
After the wreck, at the front
of the pile up, Jose Manuel Ri-
vera took pictures with his cam-
era. The driver was on his way
to Lakeland transporting mulch
when the smoke started affecting
his view of the road.
That's when Mr. Rivera pulled
over into a gas station and mulled
whether to continue driving.
"'Should I go or should I stay,'"
he remembers thinking to him-
Minutes later, when he got
back on the road, he failed to spot
an SUV in front of him and rear-
ended the vehicle. In the blink of
an eye, he said, the bus carrying
the farm workers collided against
his semi, setting off the chain of
crashes that were to follow.
He saw the migrant workers
injured and later saw the Ford
Ranger pinned between the
semis. He did not sustain injuries,
and gave thanks for his fortune,
but he, too, thought back to the
man in the truck.
"If he lives, God is great," he
said in Spanish.
You may e-mal news editor
Editor Jose Zaragoza at
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