The Caloosa belle
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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2008
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Hendry -- La Belle
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

Full Text

2008 LHS graduating seniors

Pages 9-15

Delivering Western Hendry County's

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News Since 1922


At a Glance

Prepare for hazards
Hendry County is hosting
an All Hazards Preparedness
Event at the U-Save Supermar-
ket in LaBelle Saturday, May
31, from 10 a.m. until noon,
replacing the usual Hurricane
Preparedness Seminars. This
event will be hands on, and
very interactive with presenta-
tions from the Hendry County
Emergency Medical Services,
Fire Department, Sheriff's Of-
fice, the American Red Cross,
United Way (211), as well as
the Community Emergency
Response Team. The day will
include numerous prize draw-
ings donated by local business-
es. If you would like the office
to speak at your next meeting
or event, please call (863) 612-

Candidates forum
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-
Questions and Answers
(2) Minute Closing State-
Candidates will have the op-
portunity to have a table avail-
able upon request for cam-
paign literature.
For questions and/or fur-
ther. information, please do
not hesitate to contact LaBelle
, Rotary Club,' Richard Yora-
schek, Forum Chairman, La-
BellePlumb@aol.com (863)

Come out to fun day
The LaBelle Longhorns will
host. their first ever Fun Day at
the home field at Davis-Pratt
Park on May 31 beginning at 10
a.m. 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.
You can register early for the
competition at Movie Gallery.
You may purchase Longhorn
Bingo tickets now from any
board member or by calling
Charles Chance at 673-1285.
Food and drinks will be avail-
able. Admission is $5 adults,
$2 children ages 5 and under.
If you purchase a bingo ticket
in advance, there will be no ad-
ditional admission fee.

Help homeless pets
People who love pets but
cannot adopt one for one rea-
son or another now have an-
other way to help. 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.

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


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LaBelle, FL, May 19, 2008 -- John R. Alexander stated, "In affected by this decision, in order
Alico, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALCO); a light of the performance history, to lessen the impact to them and
land management company, an- we feel that this is the best move their families. We hope this will
nounced today that the Company for Alico. The Plant World loca- ease their transition to new em-
would be discontinuing its Plant tion is well situated for future ployment."
World Operations due to disap- commercial growth and we will The subsidiary's financial
pointing financial returns. Alico remain active in pursuing the results for the past three fiscal
acquired Plant World, which is most profitable use for the prop- years caused a review of its sta-
located on prime LaBelle real erty including sale, entitlement tus as viable revenue source. In
estate abutting State Road 80, or development. This decision is connection with the closing, ap-
in September 2004. Plant World part of our ongoing effort to re- proximately 30 jobs will be elim-
was primarily engaged in the duce corporate overhead in the inated. The move is not expected
production of vegetable trans- current economic environment, to have a material effect on the
plants for sale to commercial The Company is providing sev- operations, cash flows or finan-
farmers. erance payments and outplace- cial position of the Company.
Alico Chairman and CEO ment services to the employees Plant World is the second

Celebrating freedom: The soul of America

Caloosa belle/Patty Brant
Members of American Legion Post 130 honor guard stand at attention as the sound of
Taps swells across Fort Denaud Cemetery during Memorial Day services Monday.

Community pays respects to veterans

By Patty Brant
Calbosa Belle
A respectful crowd gathered
at Fort Denaud Cemetery Mon-
day morning for the annual Me-
morial. Day service, presented
by American Legion Post 130.
Under the flag rustled by a brisk
breeze and flying at half staff,
the faithful stood in respectful
silence, as speakers brought
their messages of inspiration.
Disabled American Veteran
Chapter 144 Commander Steve
Williams began by saying that
there is nothing glorious about
war. Those who accept the
hardships of waging this coun-
try's wars, however, deserve
the undying respect and grati-
tude of all who continue to live
in peace and freedom.
He noted that manyveterans
of battlegrounds from Saigon

to Fallujah continue to fight a
new battle even after return-
ing home. Agent Orange is still
claiming.victims from the Viet
Nam War and Post Traumatic
Stress haunts many who served
for years after the bombs have
been silenced.
Commander Williams, now
the Director of the Hendry-
Glades Veterans Transportation
Service, has a direct line on
local veterans whose scars -
physical and emotional or psy-
chological - were inflicted dur-
ing theirserviceto freedom. He
said the number of those seek-
ing the Transportati6n service
has multiplied from 17 veterans
to 74 - a sure indicator of these
troubled times.
He also recognized that
POW/MIA families deserve the
nation's support.

Build it and they

By Patty Brant dry County and the City of La-
Caloosa Belle Belle, the 23-acre park will take
Parks are an important part over as the center of local soc-
of any area's atmosphere. La- cer play and will also be a place
Belle has a number of parks for families to gather.
with different characters. The The park is not officially
granddaddy of them all - Barron open yet. A shuffleboard court
Park - provides serene picnick- has yet to be put in on the city's
ing areas and has long been the side of the park and the rest-
home of the Swamp Cabbage rooms are not open. Parking
Festival. Davis-Pratt hosts Little and the entrance need to be
League, Dixie League and Pop addressed. However, people in
Warner and has also been home the neighborhood are already
to the LaBelle Soccer League. enjoying it nightly.
The LaBelle Sports Park, just One field is open for soccer
west of LaBelle Elementary at this time. There is a play area
School, has been a dream for for the little ones and sidewalk/
several years - a dream that is track for walking laps.
beginning to come true. The neighborhood, which
A partnership between Hen- is mostly Spanish speaking,

American Legion Auxil-
iary Chaplain Gloria Kirkwood
read a poem, "I Watched the
Flag Pass By One Day," whose
author is anonymous - like so
many of those who are the soul
of Memorial Day.
LaBelle's Memorial Day
services were very personal
to some at Fort Denaud Cem-
etery. They stood alone or in
clusters remembering broth-
ers, fathers, buddies. To others
it was a sweet and sacred duty
that brought them there yet an-
other lime - a dut to keep the
memory of all who have served
freedom. To all who stood un-
der the flag in that bright sun-
shine, the luxury of freedom is
a living thing to be treasured
and its heavy cost a cause for

vill come
gathered at the soccer park af-
ter the rec board meeting Mayr
20 to hear concerns raised at
the meeting. Pedro Chairez of
Pedro's Concrete, addressed a
large group at the pavilion, re-
laying the information.
Part of the message was that
the people themselves need to
be responsible for keeping the
park clean and safe. One moth-
er, Margie Gallegos, said that
parents need to talk to their kids
and explain why taking care of
the park is important - that hav-
ing a nice park is a privilege
they need to live up to.
At the park Sheriff Lee said
See Park- Page 2

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agribusiness to close its doors
in LaBelle this month. On May
7, Farm Fresh Foods Fresh Citrus
Packinghouse on SR 29S (Duda)
closed its doors after 20 years of
Twenty-nine full time employ-
ees lost their jobs that day. Sea-
sonal part-time employees had
already completed the season.
During the height of the season,
some 130 employees worked at
the facility.
At that time Director of Cor-
porate Communications for A.
Duda Susan Howard said, "...

the pressures of the past four
years'-- hurricanes, the spread
of citrus canker, increased costs
for fuel and production, and the
threat of citrus greening, have all
taken a toll on the supply of fresh
She said the loss of citrus vol-
ume makes the operation of the
packinghouse inefficient and un-
Alico, Inc., a land manage-
ment company operating in Cen-
tral and Southwest Florida, owns
See Alico - Page 2

BOCC supports


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Superintendent of Hendry
County Schools Tom Conner
made an appearance at Tues-
day evening's board of county
commission meeting, asking
them to support the addition
of a resolution for a proposed
The referendum -is to be
on the August 26 Primary bal-
lot and seeks voter approval to
re-allocate a portion of school
board revenue. During this
troubled economic time, the
school district estimates a loss
of some $2.3 million dollars in
The school district would
like to reduce its annual ad va-
lorem millage by .75 mills and

enact a .75 mill increase for its
general operations fund. The
change would be for a four-
year period.
Mr. Conner said the effect
would be to give the school
district some flexibility to utilize
funding earmarked for capital
expenditures (such as roof re-
pairs, buses, etc.). That funding
could go into general opera-
tions if necessary.
Commissioner Darrell Har-
ris told Me. Conner his biggest
challenge would be to "sell"
the idea to the public. Mr. Con-
ner said the district is getting
the word out and that Glades
and Collier counties are look-
ing at similar proposals.
The county commissioners
See BOCC - Page 2

Cooper campaigns

for superintendent

Scott Cooper's entire adult
life has involved education in
some form. Raised in Miami,
he spent three years in the
Peace Corps along with his
wife, Susan, teaching in Ghana,
West Africa. As idealistic young
professionals, this volunteer-
service experience formed the
foundation for the rest of their
lives. After the Peace Corps,
Scott, Susan and their new
baby wanted to return to Flor-
ida and find a small town envi-
ronment in which to work and
raise a family. Hendry County
hired Scott during the summer

of 1975, and that fall he went
to work
at LaBelle
High School
and Susan
worked at
LaBelle Mid-
dle School.
Mr. Coo-
per has
taught sci- R. Scott
ence, chem- Cooper
istry and.
physics at LaBelle High School,
and for over ten years he taught

See Cooper- Page 2

ualoosa Belle/Patty Brant
An anxious crowd awaited information at the new park
from the Recreation Board May 20. ?

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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008

Submitted photo/Jan Groves
Leadership class graduates
are: first row - Janet Tay-
lor, Maureen Davis, Erica
Villafuerte, Chelo Lopez,
Kim Hamilton, Jacqueline
Booth, Suzi Herring, Tues-
day Tritt, Emily Ankeney,
Melissa 'Castillo, Terrey
'Second Row - Roger Hat-
ton, Matt Erpenbeck, Les-
lie Torrison, Julie Wilkins,
Pat Dobbins, Scott Connell.
Back - Wayne Wilkins, An-
:drew Couse.

'Another Successful Year for Leadership

Leadership Hendry & Glades
Counties called it a wrap as the
Graduation Ceremonies came to
an end on Thursday, May 8, in-
side the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven.
Special recognition .and
awards were presented through-
out the evening. In addition to
the Certificate of Completion, the
class received items that will re-
mind them of their commitment
to community and their participa-
tion in the program including the
*book Leadership Challenge by
Kouzes and Posner.
Valerie Guenthar from Con-
Igressman Mahoney's office pre-
sented the class with a Certificate
'of Special Congressional Recogni-
tion and class member Janet Tay-
:lor (voted by class members) a
, Corticated of Community Service.
Both awards were submitted into
the congressional record.
Judge James D. Sloan of La-
Belle inspired the class with a
'stimulating speech on how im-
portant leadership is to commu-
Nineteen class members suc-
cessfully completed the nine
month program that provided
the opportunity to develop or en-

:Continued From Page 1
*science and education courses as
*an adjunct professor for Edison
:*College. He was assistant prin-
:cipal at LMS for four years and
:principal at LHS for 11 years - a
"job he said he thoroughly loved.
After moving to the district office
;for a time, he returned to LMS as
interim principal, and then be-
c-- ame assistant superintendent
under Tom Conner. He has re-
mained in that position for the
'past eight years.
At a time in life when many
people are thinking of retiring,
'Mr. Cooper is eager to take on
,new responsibilities. He said
that's because he feels he has a
32-year investment in this county,
:its children and in education.
The major portion of his
:professional career has been in
Hendry County, and he'd like to
;use that experience to help the
*school board get through these
tough economic times. He also
feels that, once this rough patch

:Continued From Page 1

'he supports the park but that
the residents need to support
it in return, Parents, teach your
,children to respect the park, he
told them and continued: The
,sheriff's office needs your help
'work together. If you see some-
*one destroying their park, call the
'sheriff's office.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee has agreed
to have deputies close up the
park every evening. Rec Depart-
ment employees will open it the
next morning.
The soccer park is becom-
'ing a reality, but there is another
group that is claiming a piece of
the park for its own. Skateboard-
ing. is a growing phenomenon.
Kids flipping skateboards can be
seen in many locations through-
out town. They can also be seen

hance their leadership skills ,
by participating in the program
designed to prepare potential
leaders to meet the challenges
facing Hendry & Glades Counties
and provide current leaders with
a stimulating learning opportu-
Participants in the program ex-
plored critical issues and discov-
ered priceless resources through
a series of seminars and related
activities. Interaction with key de-
cision makers, experts, commu-
nity leaders, and representatives
of local government assisted par-
ticipants in better understanding
to 'forces that impact their busi-
ness, community and daily lives.
Leadership Henry & Glades
Counties believes the cooperative
effort of well-informed citizens is
the key to preserving and enhanc-
ing the quality of life that Hendry
& Glades Counties residents en-

Continued From Page 1

approximately 135,500 acres of
land located in Collier, Glades,
Hendry, Lee and Polk counties.
is over, the county is destined
for phenomenal growth, and he
wants to be around to help the
schools get a firm foothold on
the future. He said he realizes
that growth brings changes, but
he wants a future that preserves
that small, friendly hometown
feel that attracted him and his
family 32 years ago.
Mr. Cooper said he feels "the
most immediate issue for the
school district is the funding
shortfall. These are tough times
for everyone, and people deserve
a school system that makes the
best business decisions. The Dis-
trict needs to find ways to run
more efficiently."
However, Mr. Cooper believes
money isn't the only issue. A
good education has to include
the best teachers, and Mr. Coo-
per stated he is committed to at-
tract the best and the brightest.
Mr. Cooper said, "High quality
teachers provide the strongest
and most significant correlation
to high student achievement."
Hendry County is doing a good
job of growing its own teach-
ers, he said, educating them and
being turned away from those
In fact, skateboarding can be
a hazard to others, which is ex-
actly why enthusiasts are looking
for a place of their own.
Along with Pedro, Destry Hall
of Diversified Concrete, has been
working hard to help complete
the park and to add a skateboard
area on the west side. With the
concession open only for struc-
tured games, Destry told the
rec board he would like to have
vending machines available for
days when no structured games
are played.
Rec Board Director Phill Pel-
letier said he is trying his best to
accommodate them. Thanks to
the donation of time, materials
and effort by Destry, a concrete
pad is already in place at the new
soccer park for skateboarders. It
is intended for the younger, less
experienced skateboarders. More
complex pads are planned, but it

Throughout this year's pro-
gram over 64 facilitators inter-
acted with the class as challenges
and opportunities were presented
in an in-depth and open manner.
The program includes the topics
of Civic, Cultural, Health, Educa-
tion, Judicial, Government, Agri-
business, Environment, Water
and Growth Management.
The program is funded
through sponsorships and tuition.
This year's sponsors included
on the Gold + Level, Embarq;
Gold Level, Alico, Lykes Bros.,
United States Sugar Corp/South-
ern Gardens; Silver Level, A.
Duda & Sons, Bonita Bay Group,
First Bank, Talkin' Monkeys; and
Bronze sponsors were Gulf Citrus
Growers, The Royal Foundation
and Wilson Miller.
Selection into the program
is determined through an appli-

Alico is involved in various agri-
cultural operations and real es-
tate activities.
Alico's mission is to grow its
asset values through its agricul-
tural and real estate activities to
produce superior long-term re-
turns for its shareholders.

bringing them home to prepare
the next generation of children
- and he should know. As the
University Supervisor for Teacher
Intern programs at FAU, FGCU
and Barry University he is directly
responsible for bringing over 25
qualified homegrown teachers to
Hendry County.
Mr. Cooper is also concerned
about parent involvement.
Schools must welcome and in-.
vite parents to partnerin the edu-
cation of their children. He said
he understands that "parents are
torn in many directions - work,
family, church and community
responsibilities - but the more
schools effectively partner with
parents, the better schools are
able to provide a quality educa-
tion for students."
Mr. Cooper feels the next su-
perintendent must have a variety
of experiences, and he must un-
derstand not only the school sys-
tem, but also the community. He
has sat on both sides of the ne-
gotiating table as chief negotiator
for Teacher Contracts and Labor
Relations for the district and as
past president of Hendry County
will be a while.
Destry and Pedro have
stepped up to get the park in
shape for skateboarders and the
general public.
Concerned that the restrooms
won't be open on a daily basis,
Destry told the rec board the fa-
cilities need to be built so then
can't be torn up. In fact, he said,
all area park restrooms need to
be built that way so a few de-
structive people don't ruin the
public parks for everybody. In the
meantime, he arranged to have a
couple porta-potties set up at the
new park.
He said he.wants to help get
the new soccer park and skate-
board area completed, then
move on to help get Bob Mason
Park, on the north side of the riv-
er, back in suitable shape for the
public - including a little beach
Mr. Pelletier is eager to get all
the local parks in good shape,

cation asking for commitment,
motivation, and interest to serve
the community; being active in
community; interested in seeking
volunteer or leadership roles; and
commitment to 100% attendance
throughout the year. The class
meets once a month for a whole
day to learn specific issues of se-
lected topics.
Applications are now being
accepted until June 30 for next
year. Tuition is $500 to cover in-
surance, food, travel and other
program expenses. If you are in-
terested.in learning more about
being a sponsor for next year or
are interested in participating
in the program you can contact
Janice Groves at Hendry County
Economic Development Council
863-675-6007 for more informa-

Continued From Page 1

unanimously agreed to support
the school board and allow the
referendum to be placed before
the public on the August 26 Pri-
mary ballot.

Education Association. He has
been involved at the State level as
a member of the State of Florida
Advisory Board for Assessment
and Accountability and also for
Special Education. He has also
served on State co
mmittees responsible for writ-
ing the Florida Comprehensive
Achievement Test for science. He
is a certified trainer for numerous
teacher and administrator train-
ing programs. : ;
Scott and Susan have been
married 37 years. Their daugh-
ters Nan and Joy are also in the
teaching profession - between,
the four of them they have 88
years in education.
Mr. Cooper is a Democrat that
grew up in a Republican family,
and'he says he has always been
able to listen to variety of views.
He has served at various
community levels including vice
chairperson for Hendry Coun-.
ty's Local Planning Agency,' is a
24-year member of the LaBelle
Quarterback Club and a member
of the Hendry County Agriculture
Advisory Board.

but said he cannot tend to the
new soccer park completion till
after ball season - another few
The skate area will be locat-
ed on the west side of the park,
across a ditch. The first problem
is to put in some type of bridge
for access.
Mr. Pelletier, Destry and Pedro
will be checking out other skate
parks for information and ideas.
An engineer will be needed to
help with the overall layout and
technical aspects of the courts.
Questions of insurance, se-
curity and funding have yet to
be answered, Codes, standards
and waivers from the families
of skateboarders, along with
a commitment from the kids
themselves to help keep safety a
priority all need to be addressed.
However, people like Destry Hall
and Pedro Chairez are willing
to share the load. A few more
would be welcome.

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charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. Deputy
J. Poole was arresting officer. He
-was also arrested by Inv. Daley
and charged with grand theft
Anita Lynn Dye, 37, was ar-
rested May 20 and charged on a
warrant for VOP: felony or com-
munity control. Deputy Michael
Qualls was arresting officer.
Demarcus Jerrell Taylor, 18,
was arrested May 20 and charged
with grand theft vehicle. Inv. Da-
ley was ai restling officer.
Larry Dennis Black Jr., 41, was
arrested May 22 and charged with
cruelty to a child - abuse with no
great harm. Depptth Jackie Garrett
was i e stiii officer.
A j\iltt rik was arrested May
20 and charged with grand theft
vehicle. I1mn D,,k'v was arresting
Knstophci Perrie Doctor, 25,
was arrested May 22 and charged
with charged with burglary of a
structure/conveyance unarmed
without a person inside, larceny
grand theft between $10,000-
$20,000, and dealing in stolen
property. Inv. Herrera was arrest-
ing officer.
Luiz Velasquez, Jr., 19, was ar-
rested May 22 and charged with
FTA: felony offense. Deputy Pa-
tricia Durrance was arresting of-
Jermain Green, 29, was ar-
rested may 22 and charged on a
Glades County warrant as a fu-
gitive from justice: FTA. Deputy
Patricia Durrance was arresting
A 17-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested on May 22 and charged
with VOP: child/community con-
trol home detention after school
care supervision. Deputy Ty Mar-
shall was arresting officer.
Demarcus Jerrell Taylor, 18,
a 14-year-old juvenile and a 16-
year-old juvenile were arrested
May 20 and charged with burglary
of a dwelling, structure or convey-
ance unarmed and larceny grand
theft of a firearm. Inv. Daley was
arresting officer.
Miguel Angel Ramirez, 27, was
arrested May 24 and charged with
possession of cocaine and smug-
gling contraband into a detention
facility. Deputy J. Poole was ar-
resting officer.
Debra Ann Lawrence, 49, was
arrested May 24 and charged,:saa
a fugitive from justice from High-
lands County. Deputy Davis was
arresting officer.
Adolfo MogaSdJr.. 26. was ar-
rested May 24 and charged \itlh
DUI first offerine FHP Trooper
Diaz was arresting officer.
Arther Larry Redmond, :53,
was arrested May 24 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from Lee
County. Deputy George Elver was
arresting officer.
Julio Gonzalez Mendiola, 29,
was arrested May 25 and charged
with possession of cocaine, and
on a warrant from Lee County for
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Deputy J. Poole was ar-
resting officer.
Matthew Dewayne Whidden,
23, was arrested May 26 and
charged with aggravated battery
causing bodily harm or disability.
Cpl. Home was arresting officer.
A 14-year-old juvenile was ar-
rested May 26 and charged with
property damage criminal mis-
chief under $200, burglary of a
structure/conveyance unarmed
without a person inside and re-
sisting an officer without violence.
Deputy Buchhofer was arresting

Reynaldo Gomez Vasquez, 25,
was arrested May 20 and charged
as a fugitive from justice: no val-

id driver's license from DeSoto
County. Deputy Niedert was ar-
resting officer.
Caridad Fernandez, 43, was
arrested May 19 and charged
with non-moving traffic violation
failure to register a vehicle, non-
moving traffic violation improper
temporary tag, non-moving traffic
violation misuse of a temporary
tag and possession of a counter-
feited license plate, etc. Sgt. Juan
Soto was arresting officer. He was
also charged on a warrant for
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Bonnie Weaver was
arresting officer.
Theophilus Tawon Brooks, 26,
was arrested May 19 and charged
on a Highlands County as a fugi-
tive from justice: possession of
paraphernalia. Deputy Nathan
Kirk was arresting officer.
Harvey Leon Ledbetter 56, was
arrested May 19 and charged with
FTA: felony offense. Deputy Bon-
nie Weaver was arresting officer.
Juan Hernandez Cassanola,
36, was arrested May 21 and
charged with marijuana pro-
duction Schedule 1, marijuana
possession with intent to sell,
manufacture, deliver Schedule 1,
dangerous drugs - keeping a shop
or vehicle for drugs, marijuana
trafficking in 25 or more pounds
or 300 plus plants, and posses-
sion/use of narcotic equipment.
Inv. Robert Archer was arresting
officer. He was also arrested and
charged with larceny theft be-
tween $300-$5,000. Deputy Rior-
dan was arresting officer.
Rockford Ricketts, Sr., 60, was
arrested May 21 and charged on
a Palm Beach County warrant
for VP possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. Deputy Patricia
Durrance was arresting officer.
Timothy Lazelle Leach, 23,
was arrested May 14 and charged
with burglary of a structure/con-
veyance unarmed without a per-
son inside, larceny grand theft
between $10,000-$20,000, and
dealing in stolen property. Inv.
Bennett was arresting officer.
Deanne H. Kircher, 51, was ar-
rested May 23 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Pam Capling was ar-
resting officer.

Kevin B. Lewis, chief execu-
tive .officer of Southwest Florida
Addiction .Services (SWFAS),
has announced that Bill Emonz
has been appointed director of
Adult Detoxification Services at
SIn his new role, Emonz will be
responsible for all adult detoxi-
fication services at the existing
SWFAS Detoxification Center, as
well as the new Detoxification
Center under construction on Ev-
ans Avenue in Fort Myers.
Emonz succeeds Janice Cook,
who will become Assistant Di-
rector until her retirement from
"We are delighted to have
someone with Bill's experience
lead our Detoxification Center
programming into its next phase
of development," Lewis said.
"His breadth of experience is well
suited to the task of managing our
new 40-bed Detox Center."
The new $9.5 million Detoxifi-
cation and Outpatient Treatment
Center is expected to be complet-
ed next spring.
"Our waiting list has been av-
eraging approximately 30 people
at any given time and this new fa-
cility will give us the opportunity
to serve a lot more of the waiting
patients. Also, as a society, we
are intervening at an earlier stage

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sized by HCSO

Hendry County Sheriff's Inves-
tigators executed a search warrant
on May 21 at a residence located
at 575 North Granja Street in Mon-
tura Ranch Estates, Clewiston.
Located inside the residence
was a sophisticated indoor mari-
juana growing operation. The
residence was equipped' with an
indoor air conditioning handler,
numerous 15 grow lights, air con-
ditioner heat pumps, numerous
electrical transformers, air filters,
submersible water pumps, two
osmosis water systems and a
fertilizer drip system which were
all aiding in the growth of 70 live

and mature marijuana plants. The
marijuana plants were approxi-
mately five feet in height (total
package weight approximately
119 pounds).
Juan C. Herandez-Cassanola,
age 37, was arrested and charged
with trafficking in.Marijuana, Pos-
session of Marijuana with intent
to Sell, Cultivation and/or Produc-
ing Marijuana, Possession of Par-
aphernalia and Operating a Drug
House. Hernandez-Cassanola
was arrested and remains at the
Hendry County Jail with a bond
of $61,000.

Lake fires rekindled

Glades County- Two out of the
five wildfires in Lake Okeehobee
rekindled Monday. Firefighters
from FL Division of Forestry and
Galdes County Fire Rescue were
out making sure that their previ-
ously established lines held. The
rekindling stayed within the lake
and did not spread across the fire
breaks that were established last
Smoke is continuing to be an
nuisance. The Florida Highway
Patrol has put smoke on the high-
way signs and will be monitoring
State Roads 27, 78 and 80. Resi-
dents are asked to call 511 for up-
dated road closures and use the
FHP Web site for current road clo-
sure information. Smoke may cre-
ate conditions where visibility on
roadways is seriously impaired.
All of these wildfires were
caused by humans either inten-
tionally or accidentally. The Flor-
ida Division of Forestry is asking
anyone who knows about any
information pertaining to these
fires or sees anyone acting sus-
piciously before, during or after a
fire has started, please call the toll
free Arson Alert Hotline (1-800-
342-5869). You may be eligible
for up to a $5,000 reward for in-

formation leading to the arrest
and conviction of an arsonist.
The five wildfires include:
1. Grassy Island - reported May
1. This wildfire is 100 percent con-
tained at 2,756.4 acres.
2. Myakka Cut - reported May
2. This wildfire is 90 percent con-
tained at 23,000 acres. Rekindled
- several spots in the interior have
rekindles due to low relative hu-
midity and winds.
3. Robertson - reported May
11. This wildfire is 100 percent
contained at 21 acres. Controlled-
"Dead Out."
4. Curry Island - reported May
15. This wildfire is 100 percent
contained at 15 acres. Controlled-
"Dead Out."
5. Big Bear Beach - reported
May 17. This wildfire is 90 percent
contained at 227 acres. Rekindled
and slowly growing. Location in
Lakeport near Fisheating Creek.
Agencies involved: Florida Di-
vision of Forestry, Glades County
Fire/Rescue, South FL Water Man-
agement District, US Army Corps
of Engineers, Clewiston Fire
Rescue, FL Department of Agri-
culture, FL Department of Trans-
portation, FL Highway Patrol and
Glades County Sheriff.

with our addiction patients. Many
patients still have families and
a support system in place. The
new larger detoxification Center
will give us the opportunity to
bring even more family involve-
ment, enhancing the potential for
recovery," Emonz said.
Emonz brings more than 30
years of experience in the addic-
Stions'field, both as a clinician and
as an administrator.
Emonz joined SWFAS as a
consultant in organizational, de-
velopment in 2006 and was ap-
pointed special projects director
last year.
Prior to joining SWFAS, he
was assistant director of the 80-
bed Jefferson Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Center in Louisville, Ky,
which is the largest substance
abuse center in Kentucky.
He developed and owned a
counseling center in Kentucky for
17 years that employed 10 clini-
cians providing outpatient ser-
While working with the Drug
Abuse Foundation in Delray
Beach, FL, Emonz managed an
80-bed residential program and a
30-bed halfway house.
He received his Bachelor of
Arts degree in psychology/religion
from Palm Beach Atlantic College
in West Palm Beach, FL, and his

Master of Science degree in man-
agement of substance abuse
services from Lesley College in
Cambridge, MA. He is a Certified
Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
SWFAS is the most compre-
hensive substance abuse treat-
ment and prevention program in
Southwest Florida, serving 6,000
people per year from ages 9 to 90.
SWFAS offers outpatient and resi-
dential programs for both adults
and youngsters from seven loca-
tions in Lee County and two in
Hendry County. Fees are charged
on a sliding scale, based on family
income. In many cases, private
insurance is accepted. SWFAS is
a United Way agency.
For more information, visit
www.swfas.org or call (239) 332-

Documentation for

senior exemption due

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 Apprais-
ers office with the supporting
documentation you MUST DO
You should have received a
letter in the mail notifying you
that we do not have all of your
necessary documentation on
If you do not file a Federal
Income Tax Return form 1040
you need to submit your social
security statement (SSA 1099) as
soon as possible, plus you will
need the IRS Form 4506 show-
ing that you are not required to

file a tax return.
If you file a federal income*
tax return you must submit form
1040 along with your W-2 form,
If you were not able to sub--
mit your supporting documents
by May 1st Mrs. Kulpa asks that'
you please contact her office
and advise 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 1st.
You can mail, fax or bring
your documents to the office.
You can also contact the
Property Appraiser's Office in
Labelle at 863-675-5270 or you
can visit us on the third floor of
the courthouse and in Clewiston
'at 863-983-3178 or visit our of-
fice located at 939 W. Sugarland
Highway, Suite 3A. You can read
about the requirements on our
website at www.hendryprop.

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Witch's Brew

By Pudge Lehman
A less time consuming way to
clean your outdoor vinyl furniture
is to use a soft car washing brush
or pad on a stick. Use a little car
wash detergent in a bucket, Then
hose off. My buddy Charles Tea-
sley cleaned the love bugs off of
Linda's car with WD-40.
I just can't win with my car. If
I park in the shade under a tree
I get bird poop all over it and if
I don't my car seat buckle be-
comes a branding iron.
Speaking of summer heat, It
gets so hot in LaBelle that pota-
toes cook under ground. Just pull
one out and add butter, salt and
pepper... OR
You have a bike wreck, get

knocked out, end up on the
pavement and cook to death. If
you park your car in your garage
cover the windows with reflective
sun screen or frosted paper so a
prowler can't tell if you are gone.

Prepare for hurricane season

Charlie Crist, in his second address
to more than 2,600 emergency
managers, first responders, and
volunteer agencies, praised their
commitment to public service.
He also encouraged all Floridians
to prepare for the 2008 hurricane
season during the general session
of the 22nd Annual Governor's
Hurricane Conference. "I have
witnessed the unselfish efforts by
thousands of Florida responders
over the past year who answered
the call, again and again, to help
their fellow Floridians," said Gov-
ernor Crist. "I want to thank each
of you for your commitment and
dedication to publicservice, and
for demonstrating that Florida has
the best response team in the na-
At the conference, the Gov-
ernor announced that he will
be signing a proclamation this
month declaring May 25-31,2008,
as Florida Hurricane Prepared-
ness Week. The state's week will
run in tandem with the national
preparedness outreach week
across hurricane-prone states.
"We have learned that everyone
Shas a role to play and a respon-

sibility to prepare to the best of
their ability," said Governor Crist.
"We know that we must stand
together in order to be prepared
for future storms that may come
our way."
This year's conference theme
was, Maintaining the Vigil While
Preparing for the Inevitable, pro-
vides responders with a week of
training courses, workshops and
roundtable discussions. Director
Craig Fugate, of the Florida Divi-
sion of Emergency Management,
emphasized the importance of
the theme of the 22nd annual
meeting that brings so many
colleagues together. "It's almost
June 1; we live in the Sunshine
State; therefore, as emergency
manages and residents, failure is
not an option while preparing for
the inevitable storm," said Fugate.
"Everyone needs to get a plan be-
fore a disaster strikes."
The 2008 Atlantic hurricane
season begins on June 1. For
more information on the 2008
season and how to develop your
own personal or business disaster
plan, please visit www.FloridaDi-
saster.org, and the State of Florida
at www.myflorida.com.

Weather Forecast

Thursday: There will be isolated showers between 8 a.m. and
noon, then isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. The day
will be partly cloudy with a high near 91. Winds will be calm becom-
ing east between 5 and 8 mph.
Thursday night: The night will be partly cloudy with isolated show-
ers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m. The low will be around 69. Winds
will be east between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Friday: A partly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunder-
storms after noon. The high will be near 92. Winds will be calm be-
coming east between 5 and 8 mph.
Friday night: The night will be partly cloudy with scattered showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70. Winds will be east
between 3 and 8 mph.
Saturday: A partly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be near 93. Winds will be from the east between
3 and 8 mph.
Saturday night: The night will be partly cloudy with scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 71.
Sunday: A mostly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be near 90.
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be around 69.
Monday: A partly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunder-
storms and a high near 92.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;
Americans love their flag. If
there is any doubt about that, ask
the editors of "Time Magazine.
On the cover of its April 21, is-
sue, Time used the famous Joe
Rosenthal image of the Iwo Jima
flag-raising on Mount Suribachi.
In what could be mildly called a
"lapse of judgment," editors re-
placed the U.S. Flag in the photo
with a tree, in order to make a
statement about global warming.
Donald Mates, a severely
wounded Iwo Jima veteran, said
"to stick a tree in place of a flag
on the Iwo Jima picture is just sa-
Tim Holbert, a spokesman for
the American Veterans Center,
said the doctored photo "trivial-
izes the most recognizable mo-
ment of one of the bloodiest
battles in U.S. history."
Readers were outraged at
Times' lack of respect for Old
On Flag Day, Jun 14, 2008 we
are not honoring only the flag,
but what it symbolizes. We are
honoring freedom. We are hon-
oring the freedom to worship as
we please, to speak as we please
and to vote as we please. We are
honoring the hardworking men
and women who have made this
the greatest and most successful
country that the planet has ever
The 13 stripes on our flag are
not just symbolic of the original
colonies but they are symbolic of
the founding fathers who hailed
from those colonies. They are
symbolic of their dreams for a
great Republic, dreams that have
been forged into reality by all the
men and women who have de-
fended this great nation.
George Washington once said
of the original Flag, "We take the
stars from Heaven, the red from
out mother country, separating
it by white stripes, thus show-
ing that we have separated from
her, and the white stripes shall go
down to posterity representing
The United States Flag is the
embodiment of our Constitution
that proclaims our absolute com-
mitment to defending the free-
doms given to us by our Creator.
President Collidge may have
been known as "Silent Cal," but
he had plenty to say about our
"We do honor the Stars and
Stripes as the emblem of our
country and the symbol of all that
our patriotism means," President

Community Briefs

Gun workshop

planned at range
The RWVAs Appleseed Tour
comes to Glades County, May 31,
and June 1.
at the Glades County Sheriff's
Gun Range off Hwy 78 E, 4.2 mi.
from U.S. 27 outside Moore Ha-
ven. Gate will open at 8:30 a.m.
The Appleseed program is de-
signed to take you from being a
simple rifle owner to being a true,
marksman. You will learn the "six
'steps to firing a shot" You may
shoot either Saturday or Sunday
or both days. The fee is $45 for 1
day and $70 for both days. Bring
a ground pad to lay on as shoot-
ing will be from standing, sitting
or kneeling and prone positions.
Bring your favorite rifle and lots
of ammo; Scopes are allowed.
There will be a short briefing
about safety rules. Insurance re-
quires that you wear eye and ear
protection which will be available
by the club. Space is limited, so
register early and for further info
call, 863-675-2487.

Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the J.L. Noble Center, 475 East
Cowboy Way in LaBelle offers
free, fun activities to the commu-
nity, including: Aerobics - every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Line
dancing - every Friday from 4-5

4-H Camping Trip
Youth ages 8-13 as of Septem-
ber 1, 2007, interested in over-
night camping may attend a fun
filled week of activities at 4-H
Camp Cloverleaf June 30-July 3
in Lake Placid. Cost of camp is
$150. For more information, con-
tact the 4-H Office at 674-4092 or

Hurricane seminar
Pioneer Homeowner's Associ-,
ation will host the WINK-TV hur-
ricane seminar on Monday, June
9, at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Com-
munity Center, 900 Panama Ave.
Meteorologist Amanda McDonald
will be there to answer any and
all of your hurricane related ques-
tions. The public is invited. If you
need directions please call 983-

Coolidge said.
"We identify the flag with al-
most everything we hold dear
on earth. It represents our peace
and security, our civil and political
liberty, our freedom of religious
worship, our family, our friends,
our home. We see it in the great
multitude of blessings, of rights
and privileges that make up our
country. But when we look at our
flag, and behold it emblazoned
with all our rights, we must re-
member that it is equally a sym-
bol of our duties. Every glory that
we associate with it is the result
of duty done. A yearly contempla-
tion of our flag strengthens and
purifies the national conscience."
Legend says Betsy Ross cre-
ated the U.S. Flag. What is not in
dispute is that the U.S. Supreme
Court has allowed misguided pro-
testors to destroy it.
In 1989 the Supreme Court
mistakenly ruled that flag dese-
cration laws were invalid because
of First Amendment free speech
Yet, the First Amendment's
prohibition against "abridging the
freedom of speech" clearly does
.not include all forms of expres-
Why else would the Found-
ing Fathers have separately delin-
eated protections for a free press,
assembly and petition of govern-
ment redresses if these actions
were already "protected speech."
Wouldn't these additions have
been redundant?
As former Los Angeles Dodger
Manager Tommy Lasorda says,
"Speech is when you talk."
Supreme Court Justice John
Paul Steven dissented from the
Flag desecration ruling. He wrote,
"sanctioning the public desecra-
tion of the flag will tarnish its value
- both for those who cherish the
ideals fro which it waves and for
those that desire to don the robes
of martyrdom by burning it.
"That tarnish is not justified by
the trivial burden on free expres-
sion occasioned by requiring that
an available, alternative mode
of expression-including uttering
words critical of the flag...be em-
So here we are 19 years later,
respecting and honoring the Flag
of The United States but at the
same time waiting -for Congress
to act. It will take a constitutional
amendment to restore the right
of the American people to once
again protect their flag from des-
All 50 state legislatures have

Kids! Enjoy musical
Firehouse 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
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-
gers assisting.

Come to 4-H yard sale
Pioneer 4-H Sewing Club will
have an indoor yard sale at the
Pioneer Community Center, Sat-
urday, 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

petitioned Congress for a consti-
tutional amendment that would
restore to Congress the authority
to prohibit flag desecration. Poll
after poll shows the overwhelm-
ing majority of the American
people want to see their flag pro-
Lopsided majorities in both
houses of Congress have support-
ed a flag amendment. The House
of Representatives has passed
such an amendment in six con-
secutive votes and the Senate fail-
ing by only one vote of a needed
two-thirds supermajority in the
109th Congress.
Rep. John Murtha of Pennsyl-
vania has introduced H.J. Res 12,
which would once again protect
the flag. It is up to "We the Peo-
ple," to tell our Representatives to
pass H.J. Res 12 and for the Unit-
ed States Senate to follow suit.
The America Legion takes it
personally when the Flag of the
United States is disrespected. As
Medal of Honor recipient and
retired Army Major General Pat-
rick Brady often says, "If the flag
is precious enough to drape over
the coffins of our dead heroes, it
is precious enough to protect."
Another great Legionnaire
who knows something about
protecting the flag is Charles Ben-
nett, The American Legion's 4th
District Commander in the De-
partment of Maine.
When a misguided student at
the University of Maine at Farm-
ington needed to conduct a so-
called are experiment, she came
up with a truly offensive idea.
The student placed American
flags and likenesses of the Ameri-
can Flag on the floors of a hall-
way to see how many students
would walk on Old Glory and
how many would walk around
it. Charles Bennett bravely said,
Mr. Bennett attempted to pick
up the flags but was threatened
with arrest. As a police officer at
the scene told Mr. Bennett, "If you
are arrested, they win."
Bennett, a Vietnam War vet-
eran, then demonstrated on his
He bravely and peacefully
stood in front of one of the flags
- holding a sign stating "Disgrace-
ful" - and, by his mere presence,
discouraged many of the students
from trampling on it.
Mr. Bennett was soon joined
by Travis Hill, a young Iraq war
veteran and member of The
American Legion. The pair brave-
ly stood their ground.

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
Scout Night
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
www.MIRACLEFUN.com (enter
'girl' as.the password). Deadline
to register is Sunday, June 8.

Extra appointment
slots opened
CHS Healthcare family of of-
fice locations in Collier County is
encouraging families to beat the
rush for school physical and im-
munization by making appoint-
ments with their CHS physicians
office before the end of the school
year. If you do not have a primary
health physician CHS offices are
taking new patients and will work
with those who are uninsured of-
fering services on a sliding scale.
Find a convenient office at www.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information. Se Habla Espafiol.

Learn about real
estate taxes
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser, 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.
She has a presentation to help
you better understand these ex-
emptions plus a tax estimate cal-
culator to help you estimate the
new tax. Please call 863-675-5270
to set up an appointment.

There were many faculty
members and professors at the
university that day, but it was Mr.
Bennett and Mr. Hill who were
the tree teachers.
"I love the flag and will protect
it until I die," Mr. Bennett said af-
Yet, often times those who vis-
ibly love this country are mocked
as "jingoistic flag wavers." Some
academics, politicians and ever
media personalities resent see-
ing Americans "rally around the
One huge exception is CNN's
Lou Dobbs.
"Like many Americans, I be-
gan wearing a flag pin after Sep-
tember 11," Mr. Dobbs said on his
broadcast. "I do so out of respect
for those killed in the terrorist at-
tacks, and in recognition of this
country's war on radical Islamic
terror. It turns out that some
journalists and some presidential
candidates are uncomfortable
and even upset about flags on
lapels. Their comments are both
disappointing and bizarre given
the very serious issues facing this
nation. But maybe their supe-
rior and supercilious views offer
a window into what ails us as a
But Mr. Dobbs was just getting
warmed up. He continued, "Katie
Couric of CBS News takes excep-
tion to the whole culture of wear-
ing flags on our lapel and saying
'we' when referring to the United
''We are Americans, right, Ka-
tie? I'm sorry, but how can any-
one possibly be offended by ac-
knowledging that our troops who
are sacrificing so much for us are
'ours' and that we are their proud
Mr. Dobbs concluded, "I
choose to wear that flag on my
lapel because the nation it repre-
sents makes that choice possible.
As Lou Dobbs realizes, a pin
alone does not make one a patri-
ot. But no American should ever
feel ashamed of this beautiful
symbol of freedom.
God Bless you all and God
bless the Flag of the United States
of America!
Dennis R. Boland
U.S. Army

Class of'88 reunion
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@

Learn woodworking
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.

Pre-file for agriculture
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
MUST remember.
* 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
year. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding Agricul-
tural Classification please feel free
to contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-675-
5270 or visit our web site at www.

Prefile now for 2009
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your
2009 tax exemptions now. You do
not have to wait until January 2,
2009, to file. If you file early you
can avoid the rush, the waiting in
line and perhaps even forgetting
to file and missing out on the ex-
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please stop by during those hours
and put your filing for tax exemp-
tions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call the
LaBelle office at 863-675-5270 or
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.


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I Is Church Briefs

VBS Outrigger Island
Grab your surfboard and head
for the waves! From 9-noon June
16-20 at First Baptist Church La-
Belle, 330 North Main Street, kids
will learn to speak and live God's
truth-aloha style. Based on Psalm
i- 86:11, Outrigger Island is more
than a tropical paradise. It's the
place where kids will develop the
stability they need to face a world
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Submitted photo Vacation Bible school is for all
children who are 5 years old and
103 amazing years entering kindergarten through 6th
grade! You can register online at
Mr. Walter Moore turned 103 Wednesday, May 14, 2008, with fbclabelle.org, Call 863-675-2171
a special birthday party attended by residents and staff at or stop by the office to fill out a
Oakbrook Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Moore was born in Vir- card.
ginia and is a longtime resident of LaBelle although he has
no family here. He does have family members in Virginia and Western fun at
a son in Alaska.
Grace Baptist Church
Sunday School for K-5th grade
will become an adventure at
Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff
bk a. t" Zimmerman will conduct a "Chil-
.t Rlln dren's Round-up" from Sunday,
l June 15-Sunday, August 17. That
Sis ten Sundays of Western Style
fun, food, games, Bible Stories,
memory verses, rewards and
Some of the Bible stories will
be: "The Whale of a Jail," "A
Floating Prison," "Daniel and the
Four-legged Sheriffs" and "The
Jael Who Hit The Nail on the
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant Bus and/or other transpdrta-
tion is available. Call Grace Bap-
Welcome aboard! tist Church at: (863) 675-3340 for
a ride to the wild west. Parents
Florida Community Bank opened its doors to the commu- are especially invited to come
nity for a business card exchange Tuesday, May 20. The with their children. The church
bank also took the opportunity to introduce its new area is located at: 4200 NE Eucalyptus
president, Raymond Holland to the community. Mr. Hol- Blvd., (Just east of Collinswood
land has been with the bank since 1994. He is the chair- Blvd). Sunday School begins at
man of the board for Goodwill Industries of Southwest 9:30 am. Children's Round-Up
Florida and a member of the Church of Christ in LaBelle. each Sunday from June 15-Au-
Mr. Holland wants LaBelle to remember to "shop locally!" gust 17. All cowboys and cowgirls

Answer to rising food costs! Caloosa Baptist has

Bethel Assembly of God locat-
ed in Immokalee is an approved
host site for Angel Food Minis-
tries, a national program which
offers good food at an afford-
able price to anyone. Started by
a church in Macon, Georgia, over
15 years ago, it began with just 34
The ministry has expanded to
32 states, as each month, food is
distributed to over 500,000Tfami-'
lies through a network of over
3,400 churches.
The last Saturday of each
nonth, nearly a dozen volunteers
from Bethel Assembly distribute
thousands of pounds of restau-
rant quality meat, poultry, fruits
and vegetables, all at a substantial
savings over retail prices.
For $30, a main unit of food
can be purchased with cash,
money orders or food stamps.
Each month, additional specials
at similar savings can be ordered
as well. The purchaser does NOT
have to qualify as anyone can or-
der the food, plus there is no re-
quirement for community service

in order to participate.
Many families take advantage
of the substantial savings each
month since it stretches their food
dollars so far. Several others have
purchased food for the church to
give to people who are in need.
A local mother feeding a family
of eight, and an Angel Food re-
peat customer, had this to share:
"This has helped my family stay
on our budget while enabling us
to eat healthier meals." People
of all ages and backgrounds have.
found this food to be an unbeliev-
able blessing, including many se-
niors, single parents and families.
With the ,rising costs all
around us, this is an easy way to
stretch your money. Please call
Frank at 239-657-8302 for more
information or if you would like
.to volunteer on distribution day.
Other host sites are available in
the Southwest Florida area which
might be more convenient for
you and are listed on the Angel
Food Ministries website at: www.

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 designed to commu-
nicate the love of Christ for each
At 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.

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Steps to the future
Christian Academy
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 Barren
Park every other Friday. The next
event will be June 6. Events will
last from 7-9 p.m. Come play or
just listen. Please bring canned
goods to be shared with local
needy families.

First Christian
VBS planned
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
fun-filled 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 information?
Call 675-1366. Hope to see you

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
kids can join them at the *Triple
C Ranch** (temporarily located
at First Christian Church!), on the
corner of Lee and Ford Streets. For
more information call 675-1366.

Helping Hand yard
sale planned
Come to the Helping Hand
Ministries yard sale, 399 Avenue
E, corner of 4th Street in Moore
Haven, at the Church of God of

Prophecy. This is for church ex-
penses. All kinds of good clean
clothing and odds and ends for a
donation Saturday from 9 a.m. till
You don't have to hurt
Are you angry? Who is really
hurting - the person you're an-
gry at, or you? We all deal with
hurts and ills - depression, illness,
abuse (substance or otherwise).

A gathering for a little talk, some
question and answer time, coffee,
might help. Check out "Move on
- Into Reality" at Good Shepherd.
Church on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No'
admission, no pressure, all wel-

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Doc's Feed Store

* r 1566 North Bridge Street
S LaBelle, FL 33935
Hll 863-675-0580

Monday - Friday
, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3.p.m.
Closed Sunday t

M POSe Habla Espalfol

Hendry County School Board offers the

Summer Food Service Program during

the months of June, July & August
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability,
age or national origin, during the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not avail-
able. All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge and there
will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geo-
graphical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced meals
during the school year.
Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicin-
ity in addition to those enrolled in summer school.
The following sites will participating in the Summer Food Service Progranm:
4 - H at the Fairgrounds 7/28 thru 8/01 11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Aunt June's Daycare 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a.m. - 12:00a.m.
Camp Crayon Closed 6/30 - 7/4 6/09 thru 7/25 1:00p.m. - 1:15p.m.
Central Elementary School 6/09 thru 7/31 7:30a.m. - 8:00a.m.
Central Elementary School 6/09 thru 7/31 11:45a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Clewiston Christian 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a.m. - 12:00a.m.
Clewiston High School 6/09 thru 6/30 7:30a.m. - 7:45a.m.
Clewiston High School 6/09 thru 6/30 11:30a.m. - 12:00a.m.
Clewiston Middle School Closed 7/1 - 7/4 6/09 thru 7/25 11:00a.m. - 12:00a.m.
Clewiston Youth Center Closed 6/30 - 7/4 6/09 thru 7/25 11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Country Oaks Elementary School 6/09 thru 7/31 7:30a.m. - 8:00a.m.
Country Oaks Elementary School 6/09 thru 7/31 11:45m. - 12:30p.m.
Daniels 6/09 thru 8/01 .11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.
East Recreational 6/09 thru 8/01 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Eastside/Westside Elementary School 6/09 thru 6/30 7:30a.m. - 8:00a.m.
Edward Upthegrove Elementary School 6/09 thru 6/30 7:30a.m. - 8:00a.m.
Elfaro Assembly of God 7/14 thru 7/25 11:45a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Extension Office 4-H 7/14 thru 7/18 11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Greater Friendship Missionary Church 7/14 thru 7/18 4:30p.m. -5:15p.m.
Harvest Academy 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a.m. - 12:15p.m.
LaBelle Elementary School 6/09 thru 6/30 7:30a.m. - 8:00a.m.
LaBelle High School 6/09 thru 8/01 11:15a.m. - 12:15p.m.
LaBelle Middle School 6/09 thru 6/30 7:30a.m. - 7:45a.m.
LaBelle Middle School 6/09 thru 6/30 12:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.
LaBelle Program Center 6/09 thru 8/01 11:15a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Montura Recreation Center 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 7/21 thru 7/25 11:30a.m. -12:30p.m.
New Bethel AME Church 6/16 thru 6/20 11:30a.m. - 12:15p.m.
Pioneer Community Center Closed 6/16-6/20 6/09 thru 8/01 11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a,m. - 12:30p.m.
Tall Pines 6/09 thru 8/01 12:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Truevine Church 6/11 thru 6/15 11:30a.m. - 12:00a.m.
Universal All Star Cheer & Dance 6/09 thru 8/01 11:30a.m - 12:00a.m.
****Please note that serving times and dates are subject to change****
No meals will be served on July 4, 2008 in observance of the Holiday. Sites are open Monday through
Friday except for the noted locations.

Lunches will be served in conjunction with Summer School and Recreation program Schedules. For
more information about providing lunches at additional sites or learn exact serving times please call
the Hendry County School Board Food Service Department Office at (863) 674-4113.

"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibit-
ed from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a com-
plaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer."

Hendry County School District is an Equal Opportunity institution for Education and Employment.


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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008

Obituaries I

Oscar William

Oscar Wil-
liam Hoffman,
84, of LaBelle,
Fla., and for-
merly of Bowl-
ing Green, died
Thursday, May
15, 2008 in Flor- -O
A Navy veteran, he served dur-
ing World War II on the carrier
U.S.S. Kalinin Bay as an airman
gunner. He fought in the Battle
of Leyte Gulf in the South Pacific.
He taught vocational agriculture
at Penta County Joint Vocational
School, teaching high school for
20 years, retiring in 1985. Follow-
ing retirement he was a a licensed
real estate agent in Ohio and
He first worked for Ford Mo-
tor Company and after moving
to Bowling Green opened one of
Ford's first farm implement deal-
erships in 1954.
He operated the dealerships
for about 12 years. He was a
member of the agriculture frater-
nity Alpha Gamma Sigma at The
Ohio State University. He was a
full time resident of LaBelle for
the past 15 years.
Mr. Hoffman was an active
member of St. Aloysius Catholic
Church, Bowling Green, and Our
Lady Queen of Heaven in LaBelle.
He served on parish councils,
taught CCD classes was a member
of Knights of Columbus, and was
a past president of the Holy Name
Society. He also was a member of
the Rotary, and was president of
the Bowling Green chapter.
In addition he served as a lead-
er in Boy Scouts of America, and

was Scout Commissioner in the
Toledo Area Council. He as an FFA
adviser and a 4-H volunteer; He
also served on the City of Bowl-
ing Green Planning Commission,
and worked with the Firehouse
Cultural Center in Florida.
He grew up on a farm and at-
tended a one-room schoolhouse
during elementary school. He lat-
er graduated from Glandorf High
School. The Ohio State University
graduate earned a degree in agri-
culture and later his master's in
education from Bowling Green
State University. He enjoyed
woodworking, camping and trav-
eling, with his travels taking him
across United States, Canada, Eu-
rope and Central America.
Born Sept. 14, 1923, in Put-
nam County, to Lawrence and
Lena Hoffman, he married Marie
Louise Carlson in 1952 and she
Also surviving are three sons,
Gary, West Hartford, Conn.; Mi-
chael, Marietta, Ga.; and Steven,
Dublin; three daughters, Anne
Martin of Glastonbury, Conn.; Su-
san Wagner, Bowling Green; and
Barbara Hoffman of Mira Loma,
Calif.; two sisters, Dolores Meyer,
Ottawa, and Mary Shilling of Fair-
field Glade, Tenn,; a brother, Karl,,
Columbus Grove; 14 grandchil-
dren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a
brother, Robert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Hope Hospice,
9470 Health Park Circle, Fort My-
ers, Fla. 33908. A memorial ser-
vice is being planned for July in
Bowling Green.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

End of year luncheon
Members of the LaBelle High School Chapter of the National
Honor Society met for their annual luncheon at Flora & Ella's
Restaurant on Friday, May 16. Pictured are, from left: Evan
Hoffman, Chelsey Anderson, Anthony Hernandez, Anna Mar-
tinson, Brittany Baker, Rhonda Burton, Drew Dyess, Mallory
Allen, Alexa Redish, Vanessa Ostolaza and Freddy Marti-
nez, The group was at the luncheon with advisor Mary Sue

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HOMES/MH/RIVERFRONT 78: live there while you build or a great home for parents, vis-
* THIS IS A SHORT SALE! Almost new, spacious, 4 bedroom, 3 itors, maintenance people, or renters. $850,000
bath home on 2.4 +/- acres! This home has almost everything * Beautiful, unique, 5 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home built for energy
you could possibly want, a formal dining room, wood burning efficiency. This home on -0+/- acres has pine floors, a brick,
fireplace. $155,000 wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings withskylights and
* BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME! 3/2 CBS home on north side of plant shelves, luxurious master suite, wrap around porches, a
Highway 27 in the Sweetest Little Town in America! Gigantic large horse barn with enclosed stables, tack room, workshop,
in-ground pool. Within walking distance of Lake O. $179,900 a mother in law apartment. $995,000
* Handsome like new concrete block home located in Caloosa VACANT/ACREAGE PROPERTY
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a great blend of families and retirees. Superior 3/2 split property is the perfect location for your dream home in the
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* THE PRICE IS RIGHT! Yes, this home is older - 1970 - but brick from Joel Blvd in Lehigh Acres. $25,000
and well-built with plenty of living space and closets. And, has * A great price on 2.5 beautiful, secluded, acres in Pioneer
one of the most spectacular views on the river! $350,000 Plantation. This property is the perfect location for your
* SO MUCH! SO NEW!Upgraded all the way including den/office dream home in the country. $40,000.
or 4th bedroom, gourmet kitchen adjoining family room. * WHAT A GREAT LOCATION! Build your home on the lovely .30
Attached 2 car garage plus detached 24' x 36' matching out- +/- acre homesite located in-town LaBelle in a great neigh-
building for workshop or game room. $375,000 borhood, and located on a city canal. $48,700
* A TRIPLE PLAY" Two or three (3 would require rezone) river- * Great lots in downtown LaBelle..42+/- acre wonderful location
front homesites and one existing 200 +/- sq. ft. 3BR/2B home and fantastic investment!!! Come and see for yourselfi!
with 2 car garage and 2 screened porches. Home fronts on CR $60,000

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* REDUCED! $122,000 - Excellent vacation or today.
starter home! This 2BD2BA home features a spa- . MOBILE HOMES:
cious living room as well as a separate dining room. * $35,000 - Looking for a rental investment? This
The lot has beautiful trees and a separate work- mobile located on -t lots.
.' * Slatarlin at $79,900 - Please call about Moore
S159,900 ew 3D ome with split Haven Yacht Club models available & ready to
foor plan. The master bathroom features a garden- i"'o in.
tub and the kitchen has a morning room. * $109,900 - JUST REDUCED! Beautiful brand
* $189,900 - This 3BD/2BA home features cathe- new manufactured home with 3 spacious hed-
tiral ceilings. carpet, and tile throughout, and hams i rooms and 2 bathrooms. A must see at this price in
screened in front and back porch. Call today. ' ,qie, Northn IaBelle a Irea.
* $199,000 - 3BD/2BA home with 10' ceilings, a $158900 - Inmmacu , te! Almost new BD . ThisA
breakfast counter, 5 ceiling plans, a security system, Mhoe its niioss from tes, just 2.5 rho mpsl. Tishe
a fenced in backyard, window treatments, split bed- home features a split floor plan. cro t nm olding i
rooms, open floor plan, and much more. This is a the living & dining rom, porcelain sinks & Moin
must see! n f faucet's. There is also an attached carport &
S$217,000 - Just completed 3B/2B in fast grow- enclose lanai.
ing area of Port laBelle. Just off SR 80. $240,000 JUST REDUCED! - Looking for
* $249,000 - JUST REDUCED! Looking for a peace and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for vou! It fea-
home in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This
is it!! This beautiful 3BD/2BA home also has a den
and a pool, and the 4 ft chain link fence is perfect
for your pets.
* $280,000 - This 3BD/2BA home is situated close
to Santa Barbara Blvd. and Golden Gate Pkwy so it
is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants,
medical and entertainment. This home is also with-
in 6 miles of the beach!
* $288,000 - JUST REDUCEDI Completely
remodeledle 3BD/2BA home in the city on .45+/-
acres, with a detached 2.car garage, fenced back-;
yard, landscaping & more. Call today.
* $399,000 - Caloosa Estates, 4BD/3BA, 15x24
bonus room all on 1.1 ac. Custom built 2 story

tures a 3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split
floor plan and porches on. 3 sides. There is a
detached 1 car garage. The property has oaks,
pines, a pond and is fenced.
* $775,000 - Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre prop-
erty features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2
barns, 2 sheds and much more!
* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/ acre property boasts
many Florida Live Oaks and other natural vegeta-
tion. Located on Hlwvy 80 next to Berry Grove.
* $145,000 - \est of LaBelle: Desirable 1 acre
buildable lot with riveview in 44 lot subdivision.
Private community boat ramp. Deed restricted
* Moore Haven Yacht Club lots starting at
* Clewiston lot -$21,000
* Montura Lots starting at $22,500
SPort LaBelle lots starting at $24,500.
* $2,750,000 - Two parcels totaling 4.28+/- acres.
Zoned LB B-2 & LB-B-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle.
Call for more information.
* $1,300,000 - 13+/- acres on Hwy 27. Great
investment potential.
* $888,025 - Auto salvage yard. Just reduced!
Great investment potiental.
* REDUCED! $350,000 - Looking for a commer-
cial building located on SR29 in the city of LaBelle.
Ask about leasing. Call today!
* $349,900 - Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
building in the City of I.aBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call today for more information.

GREAT DEAL. WONT LAST LONG! Thiis is a well main-
tained 1990 manufactured home 3 bds. 2 bths and 2 addi-
tional rooms. Located on 5+/- acres in Muse. $169,000.

PRICED TO SELL Great as a renal or first home. This is
a 3/2 manufactured home on approximately 0.32 ac. corner
lot. Convenient location. $74,900. M1S #200821326
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MOTIVATED - 3/ model 2006 manufactured home, 952
sq ft. also MLS # 200814034 and 200814037 are for sale in
the same street. $70,000. MLS#200814039

right with many upgraded features comes with 18' above fenced with Florida room located on man made lake.
ground pool and a children's playground set. $120,000. Home is both private and Serene. $121,000.
MIS #200827599 MLS#200820612

LARGE 4/2 ACRES RANCH - Horse country living close
io.town and the public boat ramp with access to the River.
Florida porch on front and back. $215,000.

DON'T MISS THIS 3/3 HOME - Manf Home includes
gated security fence. Den Fireplace, shed, skylighs all on
1/2 acres. This is a must see! $157,000. MIS#200825284

HEART OF LABELLE - 21Bedroom- 2Bath -Large living
room Kitchen and Dining area open-french doors at DR out 2 BEDROOMS AND 1 BATH - Residential, very well main-
to Screen Porch-laundry in house. $195,000. gained very near to shopping centers and schools.
M\IS#200815030 $130,000. NMIS#200755397

COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! Separate hook up for
guests motorhome plenty of room for kids & animals Large CITY OF LABELLE - Among the oaks is this Brick home
metal building for hobbies or Colections. $315,000. with 3Bd-2Ba split plan walking closet on I acre. Pool-work
MI.S#200806731 shed. $298.999. MIS#200825325

in good condition. Sold as a short sale priced right all offers
looked at. $130.000. MIS#200819560

FEATURES 4BR/2BA HOMEI Seller will contribute towards CBS Home. $490,000.
RENTAl- 2 /1 HI ome $725.00 per month Buyers Closing Costs! Reduced $149,900 20+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY w/3Br/2Ba manu-
2BR/2BA HOME on small lake. Price Reduced 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. Priced to sell tactured home plus pole barn. $625,000
$94,500 $155,500 12,03+/- ACRES - Prime development location!
FORECLOSUREIII 3Br/2Ba CIS Homne built in 2005! 2BR/1BA IN CITY LIMITS. Excellent condition. 3Br/21Ba home and rental mobile. $750,000
REDUCED 124 00 $169,500. 5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/- Acres.
NEW LISTINGI SHORT SALE! 2Br/2Ba CBS home w/ 3BR/2BA HOMEI Large Oaks and nicely landscapcd. $795,000
screenedl lanai in the city. $130,000 Reduced $182,500 WATERFRONT LOTS
NEW LISTING 3B1r/2Ba Home w/ open floor plan 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS - nedls TI.C DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION!!! 2 Buildahle lots on
overlooking wooded pasture, $169,900 $199,000 tie bnks o. te Caloosahatchee River Views of main
REDUCED FOR OUICK SALEI 4Br/2Ba Mobile 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on 3 river & oxlbo, 60' bot dock w/ dredged Iboat slip.
Home! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/fence and pond. lots. $210,000 Possible owner financing. Now $750,000
R4,000 REDUCED $179,000 2BR2BA CREEKFRONT HOME - Pollywog Pointe Rd. LLERMO Br l offer! GORGEOUS
RIVERFRONT HOMES Reduced $229,000 l+- RER MOTIVATEDIR ! Price Reduced $245,000
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY 3 Br / 2 Ba Home plus 3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME w/great kitchen a ntd A-CR K RIVERFRON T Pce Rece 2
detached guest house, motor-ihome carport antd ; lots of cabinets. $234,900 ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONTI 12+/ Acres i/dock
screened dock house w/concrete boat ramp. 3BR2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000 +/- sq ft living 1lus . iO1 ft riLottge. $2,200,0CATI00
$650,000 area. $259,000 I.OCA1ION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!!
HOMES 3BR/2BA BIUCK IN TOWN w/extra buildable lot. Commercial zoned 3+/- acre peninsula 700' river
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba 2006 DW Mobile Home-Make $264,500 frontage $3,300,000
Offer! Reduced $85,000 CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2.5BA in Caloosa HHarbor S/D LOTS
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba Manufacturel home on 1 Acre. w/wrap around porch atd oak covered yard. $325,000 EXCELLENT PRICEI Residential Homesite located in
Reduced $92,500 HOMES ON ACREAGE city limits! Reduced for quick sale $34,500
% ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 and 2.29 +/- ACRES w/singlewidc Mobile Home BEAUTIFUL + AC HOMESITE nearFt.'lThompson
Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 $120,000 and Rivervicw St.
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba Home w/ ceramic tile and 2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME ON 1 ACRE - Country We have residential lots available!
screened porch $115,000 Meadows $120,000 Montutra, Port LaBelle and
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$119,000 $134,500. ACREAGE
3BR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & fenced back 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES v.lBr/2Ba DouIleliwkVc 2.29 +/-ACRES $110,000
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2BR/2BA HOME - Owner Financing! Reduced 6.5 ACRES Muse Road w/3Br1/2Ba mobile hoy 2 i $280,500 o e o.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008 7

Tropicana speech

winners announced

The 21st Annual 4-H/Tropi-
cana Speech Contest was held
at the LaBelle High School Audi-
torium. There were seven sixth
grade speakers and 21 fourth and
fifth grade speakers.
In the fourth and fifth grade
division, first place was awarded
to Alysia Adams from Central El-
ementary School for his speech
titled "The Life and Works of Wil-
liam Shakespeare." Second Place
went to Westside Elementary
School's Alyssa Penton with her
speech titled "Falling Stars and An-
gels." Caitlyn Mayo of Upthegrove
Elementary School achieved third
place with her speech titled "The
Soldiers' Daughter." Olivia Molina
took honorable mention with her
speech titled "Softball."
The Judges Choice Awards in
the fourth and fifth grade division
were awarded to the following
speakers: Most Humorous Award
went to Emileigh Eiden (COES),
Davis Witt (CES) received the
Most Educational Award, Best
Presentation of a Serious Issue
was awarded to Rachel Morrell
(CES) and Micaela Franklin (EES)
was honored with the Most Origi-
nal Award.
In the sixth grade division,
Clewiston Middle School's Nan-.
cy Morales captured first place
with'her speech titled "Proud
to be Bilingual." Second place
was awarded t6 Jalen Rushing
of Clewiston Middle School for
his speech titled "Making a Dif-
ference." Placing third was Mark
Sloan of LaBelle Middle School
with his speech titled "Catch it
if You Can." Honorable mention
went to Community Christian
School's Taylor Corbitt with her
speech titled "My Bling-Bling

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Tropicana Speech Contest elementary school winners are,
from left: Rachel Morrell (CES), Micaela Franklin (EES), Da-
vis Witt (CES), Emileigh Eiden (COES), Olivia Molina (CCS),
Caitlyn Mayo (UES), Alyssa Penton (WES), Alysia Adams
(CES), Ms. Springfield (CES).

Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
Tropicana Speech Contest middle school winners are, from
left: Cassidy Willis (LMS), Martina Marquez (CMS), Matthew
Johnson (CMS), Taylor Corbitt (CCS), Mark Sloan (LMS),
Jalen Rushing (CMS), Nancy Morales (CMS), Ms. Jaunita
James (CMS).

Sport Shorts

Summer basketball
camp planned
Kids: come to LaBelle High
School Summer Basketball Camp
Monday, June 9-Friday, June 13,
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kids from
those going into kindergarten
through ninth grade are wel-
come. Cost is $65 (subtract $5 for
each sibling). Concessions will be
available during the day. For more
information call 863-674-4574.

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers: Sunday: June 1,9
a.m., 900 Round event.

Summer football,
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
from VBS.
Call 863-674-4574 for informa-

Register for cheer,
dance camp
Royal Dynasty Cheer & Dance
(a non profit organization) is hav-
ing open registration for summer
camp for ages K-5th grade. Please
see their Web site at www.royal-
dynastycheer.com Limited space
is available. Student volunteers
would also be helpful. They are
also having open registration for
next season. Volunteer coaches
needed. Please come and make a
different in a child's life.

Education Briefs

Pre-K Open House
VPK open house will be held at
Country Oaks Elementary School
Cafeteria on
June 5th from 6:00 to 7:00
p.m. If you have already enrolled
your child
in the VPK program you can
meet teachers and review the cur-
riculum. VPK will begin on June
9th at 7:45. There is still time to

sign your child up for classes,
come by Country Oaks Elemen-
tary school any day during school
hours. Children must be eligible
to start KG in the fall, please bring
birth certificate and proof of resi-
dency. Call Beth Lutkenhaus at
674-4140 of you have questions
or concerns.

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The Judges Choice Awards
in the sixth grade division were
awarded to the following speak-
ers: Matthew Johnson (CMS) for
the Most Humorous Award, the
Most Educational Award went to
Martina Marquez (LMS), Cassidy
Willis (LMS) captured the. Most
Original Award and Jalen Rushing
(CMS) with the Best Presentation
of a Serious Issue.
The winners of the speech
contest received a wooden
plaque containing the 4-H/Tropi-
cana Speech emblem sponsored
by Tropicana Products, Inc. In ad-
dition to the plaques, first through
third place winners will be award-
ed savings bond certificates in the
amounts of $100, $75 and $50, re-
spectively, sponsored by Hendry
County 4-H. Furthermore, the first
place winners received a scholar-
ship to attend 4-H Camp Clover-
leaf in Lake Placid, June 30-July
3, sponsored by Tropicana Prod-
ucts, Inc. The winners of the
Judges Choice Awards received
trophies sponsored by Hendry
County 4-H.
To all of the 28 speakers, you
did a wonderful job in present-
ing your speeches. To the school
teachers involved in the 4-H/
Tropicana Speech Contest, you
did an outstanding job in prepar-
ing your students for the school
contest as well as for the county
contest. Many thanks to Mrs. Do-
reen Backes, Mr. Mel Karau and
Mrs. Donna McAvoy for taking the
time out of your busy schedules
to serve as the official judge. Last
but not least, thank you to our
sponsor, Tropicana Products, Inc.,
for making this event possible as
well as a success.

deed restricted Caloosa Harbor.
* 2 ac in Oak Haven Estates. No
impact fees in Hendry County make
this the right time to buyl $220,000.
* Live Oak Ln. Seconds from town but
feels like miles away. 2 ac with no
deed restrictions. $160,000.
* 5 acs on Case Rd. Can be split into
2 separate homesites. $100,000.
* 1 ac oversized homesite on dead
end street w/cul-de-sac. $74,900.


E. Palomar Circle in Port LaBelle Great Starter
Home or Rental Income! Call Today! Asking
Price is $120,000
3/1 ML. . iR, BLVD - with Carport - $600/M


180 N Bridge St. *LaBele, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associares:
"Iriha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curs, Panty Walker,
Wayne Silmmons; Charlene Bowen

Fully furnished 4/2 Palm Harbor manufactured
home on 10 +/- beautiful acres. $725,000.
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2
home on 5 ac. w/24x40 workshop & covered porch-
es. $365,000
Hushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace the
oaks on this 5 ac. 3/2 partially furnished M/�i, dou-
ble wrap insulation on walls, insulated galvalume
roof, large front porch, &'over 1000 ft of wood deck-
ing..w/a little TLC the other M/H could easily be a
rental/guest home. One of the prettiest 5 ac in the
area. $225,000
5 +/- ac. '87 2/2 M/H on a paved road, minutes from
LaBelle & Alva. Completely fenced. $199,900
Genuine Country Feel! Enjoy peaceful days and
nights in this newer 4 BED/2 BA home on one
fenced acre on -a paved road. The layout offers liv-
ing and family rooms and is perfect for your large
family to enjoy. $189,000.
Spacious 1809 sq.ft. 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared & land-
scaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck only a few of
the many added features. $140,000
Newer 3/2 w/beautiful fireplace in family room.
Large kitchen will delight all. Close to schools.
4/2 M/H on fenced .50 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, & water
softener. $130,000.
3/2 doublewide M/H on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer.
.53 +- ac in the city on the North side of SR 80.
.40+/- ac lot off CR78 in nice established neighbor-
hood. Cleared lot with trees that skirt-the property.

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* WATERFRONT! Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B cus-
tdm built home located in the Prestigious
Caloosa Harbor S/D. Features include an Oak
filled lot w/canal frontage & direct access to the
Caloosahatchee River, porcelain tile, hardwood
cabinets, granite counter tops in the kitchen, a
luxurious master suite with 2 walk in closets,
and much more! $289,900
* Immaculate 3/2 in Port Lalelle. Features tile
throughout hme, oversized kitchen and much
much more. $215,000.
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right! You could be
the prer R me.
Featuti E a i floor
plan, large master suite, 2 car garage, and much,
much more! This showcase can be yours for
only $149,900
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only
* B r ,i 0 wit h
den/o ,l is lllAIt i' ()orch.
* 3/2 CBS home centrally located near all shop-
ping and minute~l lAj rs. Ceramic tile
throughout, spoa.M Chl' Cen, corner lot.
* SHORT SALE! This 3BR/2B home is priced for
a quick sale. being sold as-is with right to
inspect. With a little bit of elbow grease and

1/1/1 S. HICKORY $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
3/2/1 S. EDGEWATER.- $750/M
3/2/1 RYECT - Port LaBelle - $750/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN - Muse - $800/M
3/ 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

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.62 ac +/- Quail Run S/D $45,000
Indian Hills .23 to.50 ac+/- $43,000 to $55,000
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008
o ________ ------

Blake Barnes heading to Maryville

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The LaBelle High School Cow-
boy Lineman of the Year Blake
Barnes is trading in his well-worn
#52 Cowboy jersey. This fall he
will be playing as a freshman
for the Maryville College Fight-
ing Scots in Tennessee. He finally
signed a contract on May 22 - the
last of the 2008 college signing
for LaBelle football players.
Cowboy Head Football Coach
Ron Dunbar was lavish with his
praise, saying Blake will continue
his education at Maryville. Blake
has been working extremely hard,
he said, and has a very bright fu-
ture - he has not reached the peak
of his performance yet. He added
that the Scots are excited to have
him there.
Both Cowboy offensive and de-
fensive coaches agreed that Blake
is a leader on the field and in the
classroom, setting standards for
the others.
Blake's mother, Wanda Rus-
sell, said he really started Pop
Warner football because as a
child he liked uniforms - but he
was hooked on the first play. The
young man never turned back
after that - he loves it and puts
everything he has into the sport,
she said.
She said this group (of graduat-
ing Cowboys) has played together
a long time. They've grown very
close over the years. Their friend-
ship and love of the game helped
them push each other to play bet-
ter and better. They could trust
each other and knew no matter
what, there was "always some-
body to pick you up."
His proud mom said, accord-
ing to what she has seen of the
Fighting Scots' roster, Blake is
taller and out-weighs most of the
juniors on the Maryville team.
As far as Blake's concerned,
he said he loves the game - "I just

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Cowboy Blake Barnes is headed to Maryville College to play
for the Fighting Scots. His family came out to share his suc-
cess as he signed the contract May 22. Pictured are Blake's
sister Bobbie Anderson, brother Bert, dad Bob, Blake, mom
Wanda and step-dad Doug Russell.

Laloosa melle/rauy arant
Cowboy Head Football Coach Ron Dunbar congratulates
young Blake Barnes on signing with the Maryville College
Fighting Scots in Tennessee. Blake signed the contract in the
high school library May 22, surrounded by family, teammates
and classmates.

Longhorns cut ribbon on their own locker room

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
As always, the LaBelle Long-
horns are looking forward to an
exciting year, but this season will
be special.
After years of hard work, the
Pop Warner Longhorns will fi-
_ nally have a locker all their own.
Longhorns, rec board members
proudly gathered .at Davis-Pratt
Park May 21 to cut the ribbon for
the brand new building.
Longhorn Booster president
SRamon Rodriguez reminded the
group of the hard work that led
up to that event. The Hendry-
LaBelle Recreation Department
got the ball rolling with'a $7,500
donation, which was more that
matched by private donations.
The building will actually be
used as a multi-purpose room
- locker room for the football
teams during the season, Long-
horn meeting room and office
space. It will also be available for
other community groups to meet,
if requested, and for special func-
They will be adding perma-
nent benches around the walls
and movable benches for the
center of the room.
The Longhorns have made
other improvements as well, in-
cluding a Web site www.league-
lineup/labelle.com and on-line
Some 200 boys and girls -
football players and. cheerlead-
ers - participate in Pop Warner
in LaBelle every year. Little Katie
Whited is eight years old and is
going into her fourth year cheer-
ing for the Longhorns. She is a
second grader at Country Oaks

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of the Longhorn Booster Club and Hendry-LaBelle Rec Board put on big grins as
the cut the ribbon to officially open the new Longhorn locker room. Kids can sign up now.
Practice begins August 1, with games beginning three weeks later.

Elementary who enjoys math.
She said she's in Pop Warner for
the fun and friends - and because
her mom Lori is a cheerleading
Katie's little brother, Matthew,
is six and said he really likes soc-
cer. But who knows?
He may just be suited up in
Longhorn red and white before
long himself.
The booster club is working
hard to make its Longhorn Fun
Day Saturday, May 31, a big suc-
cess. They're bringing in water
slides, bounce houses and a dunk
tank plus music and a video game
competition hosted by Movie Gal-
lery and Longhorn Bingo with
a chance to win the $500 cash
price. Register early for the com-
petition at Movie Gallery. You
can purchase Longhorn Bingo
tickets 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 ad-
vance, there will be no additional
admission fee.
Two bicycles will be given away
at the Fun Day, which begins at 10
a.m. at Davis-Pratt Park.
After the ribbon cutting every-
one got a chance to check out
the new lockers. Long time Rec
Board member and School Board
member Pat Langford told Mr.
Rodriguez that the board appre-
ciates all the effort the Longhorn
Boosters have put into the organi-
zation and the children.
When all is said and done,
there's one good reason for all
the work. As Mr. Rodriguez said,
"This is for the kids."
Later he said, "This facility will
serve the children of our area for
years to come. It is an investment
that will pay dividends by produc-
ing young boys and girls that con-

tinue with the required athletic
and scholastic discipline to play
sports. It all starts at our level and
continues through High School
and beyond."
The Longhorns offer their
thanks to the many contributors
to the locker room:
The Hendry/LaBelle Recre-
ational Board: Chairman. Dar-
rell Harris, Pat Langford (School
Board member), Dave Lyons
(City Commissioner), Bob Miller
(City Commissioner), Bill Maddox
(County Commissioner), Phillip
Pelletier, Director; Lynn Jordan,
Building Contractor, De La Cruz
Enterprises, Rinker Cement, Ja-
son Martinez, Building Contractor,
Boots Enterprises, Ron and Laura
Kostoff,'Steve Rhodes Aluminum
(Punta Gorda). Kurt Rhodes Alu-
minum, Richard Harvey
MobileMix (Naples) and the
members of the LaBelle Long-
horn Booster Club.

Local boy scores spot

on Junior Everblades

want to play football," he said.
He had three or four offers but
wanted to play - and at Maryville
he knew he would be able to do
that right away. He said he also
chose Maryville because "it felt
like home; felt like I could suc-
ceed theree"
Referring to his Cowboy team-
mates he said, "These guys I
love." It might be difficult at first,
playing with other guys, but Blake
knows that football's football.
He'll adjust,
At Maryville Blake said he
wants to study business, but if
he ever gets the chance to go pro
he'd like to play for the Tampa
Bay Bucs.
" Blake was surrounded by his
family, Pop Warner coach Mitch
Wills who once again came to
see one of his boys take it to the
next level, coaches, teammates
and classmates.
Longtime Cowboy announcer
Pat Langford shook hands with
Blake after the formalities were
over and couldn't resist just one.
more hearty "It's #52 Blake
Barnes on the tackle!" - a phrase
he'd used many times over the
past several years during home
football games.
Blake is the son of Bobby
Barnes and Wanda and Doug
Russell. All were on hand for the
big event, along with his sister,
Bobbie Anderson, and brother,
Bert. His brother Barrett and sis-
ter Jordan could ,not be there.
Blake enjoys a large family sup-
port group that will continue to
be behind him.
Blake credits coaches Ron
Dunbar, Russell Bell and Patrick
O'Bannon with having the most
influence on his playing and but
also said they "helped put me to-
gether as a man."

Andrew Benkert, a seventh
grade student at LaBelle Middle
School, was selected as a player
on the prestigious 14 and under
Bantam-AA Junior Everblades
Hockey Team on Thursday May
Andrew was selected from a
field of over 20 young athletes
during a two day try-out.
One of the youngest to make
the cut at this level, Andrew
played with heart and deter-
mination and was rewarded
by being one of the final 15 se-
lected for the 2008-2009 season.
Andrew is the son of John and
Sue Benkert of LaBelle and the
grandson of Bill and Betty Little
of Aqua Isles. He also has an
older sister, Amanda Bruner, of
The Junior Everblades team
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Andrew is an honor roll stu-
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self in the world of skating. He was selected to play for the
14 and under Bantam-AA Junior Everblades for the 2008-
2009 season.

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Eric D. Adams
Eric, son of
Brenda Adams
and Jess McK-
night, enjoys
running, dirt
bikes, video
games and boat-
ing. His summer
plans are to
work and fix-up his Mustang. Eric
plans to attend Vo-Tech and take
auto mechanics.

Darius Adderly
Darius has been raised by his
sister, Arlene Russell, and mother
Alvera Russell. He enjoys swim-
ming and watching TV. Over the
summer he plans to work, party
and have fun. Eventually he hopes
to become a massage therapist.

Diana Aguas
ter of Manuel
Aguas and Maria
Aguas, played
soccer 4 years.
Her hobbies are
dancing, hang-
ing out with
friends and play-
ing soccer. She attends church
at Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church. Diana's summer
plans are to work and have fun
before starting High Tech Central.

Juan Aguilar
Juan, son of
Raul Aguilar and
Juana Aguilar,
participated in
cross country, -
wrestling and
powerlifting at
LHS. His hob-
bies include run-
ning, lifting weights, video games,
drawing, hanging out with friends,
and attending Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church. Juan
plans to spend his summer in
Mexico. His future plans are to at-
tend Lee Vo Tech to become an
automotive mechanic.

Mallory Noelle Allen
The daughter
of Sandy and
the late Kim A1.
len, Mallory is
the 2008 Salu-
tatorian. At LHS
she has been
involved in the
National Honor
Society and student government
as freshman, sophomore, junior
and student body class president.
She was captain of varsity cheer-
leading; in girls power lifting and
track and field. She enjoys danc-
ing, trips to the beach and hang-
ing with friends. She has been
a dancer at the LaBelle Dance
Studio for 16 years. She plans to
simply enjoy her summer break
and spend time with family and
This fall she will attend Florida
Atlantic University and to into ar-

Jessica M. Alsina
daughter of
Valentin and
Sabrina . Alsina,
played tennis,
ran cross coun-
try, and attended
honors classes
since freshman
year. Her hobbies are shopping,
going to the beach, movies, hang-
ing out with friends and spend-
ing time with her family. Shd is
also a lector at Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church. Dur-
ing the summer, Jessica plans to
work and further her studies .to
keep doing well in school. Her
future plans are to attend Edison
and then transfer to University of
North Florida. Jessica is interested
Sin a career in being a dental as-

Michael Shawn Anderson
Shawn, son
of Michael An-
derson and Deb-
bie May, played
tennis at LHS.
His hobbies in-
clude sports,
drawing, coin
and knife col-
Shawn attends church at Free-
dom Fellowship Ministries. His
summer plans include work,:va-
cation and attending a wedding.
Shawn plans to go to Edison for
two years, then go to either FGCU
or UF for a career in paleontology,
marine biology or something else
of that nature.

Amanda Andrews
daughter of Es-
tella Wilson,
came to LHS
in 2006 from
High School.
Her plans for
the summer is to
relax, work and take care of her
baby boy. Amanda plans to at-
tend Edison College and become
a registered nurse.

Gelmir A. Arellano
Gelmir, son
of Enrique and
Minerva Valderi-
nas, is a Jeho-
vah's Witness.
He enjoys travel-
ing and hanging
out with friends
and family. This
summer Gelmir plans to attend
heavy equipment training, get a
part-time job and prepare for Lee
Vo-Tech to become a diesel me-

Juana Mirian Arroyo
ter of Feliciano
Arroyo and Ma-
ria Felix Flores,
enjoys playing
soccer and bas-
ketball, and be
with friends and
family. She at-
tends "El Camino" Church in Le-
high Acres. Juana plans to go on
vacation before beginning Lee Vo
Tech for business management,
accounting and business admin-

aYridia Arroyo
Yuri is the
daughter of Fe-
liciano Arroyo
and Maria Felix
Flores. At LHS
she was in inte-
grated science I,
II and III honors,
algebra I and
II honors, geometry, trigonom-
etry and calculus. Yuri loves to
draw and summer plans are to
spend some time with family and
friends. Her future plans are to go
to college and become a comput-
er technician.


Brittany Baker
The daughter
of Eric and Tere-
sa Baker, Britta-
ny is Co-Valedic-
torian this year.
She has served
as president of
both FBLA and
Mu Alpha Theta;
been a member of the National
Honor Society, Academic Team
and on the A honor roll.
She enjoys music. (playing
piano, bass guitar and drums),
singing, reading and animals. She
attends Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church where she
works as the music director. Brit-
tany plans to spend her summer
resting, hanging out with family
and friends and preparing for col-
She will attend the University
of Central Florida to get an un-
dergraduate degree in hospitality
management and then continue
on at Belmont University in Nash-
ville, Tennessee, to specialize in
the music business.

Blake C. Barnes
Blake, son of
Bobby Barnes
and Wanda Rus-
sell, was in var-
sity football (3),
varsity track (1),
powerlifting (2)
and FCA (4). He
enjoys going out
on the river, hunting and hanging
out with friends. Blake plans to
play college football at Maryville
College in Tennessee.

Amanda Ann Barron
daughter of Ana
Fuentes and
Jose Avila, was
in Voices Uni-
das, SADD Club
and soccer (3).
She enjoys play-
ing soccer, par-
tying, dancing and hanging out
with friends. Amanda attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church and has been a referee
for the youth soccer league for
2 years. Her summer plans are
going to Mexico and to a soccer
camp in North Carolina. Aman-

da's future plans are to attend a
college, have a good job and keep
playing soccer.

Jessi Barton
Jessi is the
daughter of
Norma Turner.
She has been on
the cheerlead-
ing squad and
color guard. She
enjoys hunting,
fishing mudding,
horseback riding, four wheeling
and spending time with family
and friends.
She is planning a trip to Okla-
homa for the summer, then get-
ting married, and attending col-
lege to become a nurse.

Jessica E. Bechtel
Jessica is the
daughter of Jef-
frey and Marsha
Bechtel. At LHS
she was in the
Key Club (3),
National Hon-
ors Society (3),
student govern-
ment (4), varsity golf, softball, and
was boys' basketball manager.
Jessica enjoys photography, ce-
ramics, hanging out with friends,
writing, reading, dancing, and
watching sports. Her outside of
school activities include Life Min-
istries Dance Team, Life Ministries
Youth Group, 4-H Swine Club, 4-H
Dairy Goat Club, 4-H Legislature,
and 4-H county and district coun-
cils. This summer Jessica plans to
visit New York with her brother,
attend activities with friends and
start college in July. Her future
plans are to attend FSU in July
and major in stage and screen
acting and minor in sports cast-
ing. She would like to live in New
York and start a family after her
career is established.

Jeannette Benavidez
Jeannette is the daughter of
Jesus and Alicia Benavidez. She
came to LHS from Glades Central
Community High School and was
in the National Honor Society. She
enjoys playing volleyball and be-
ing on the computer and helping
her mom. She attends church IC
Restauracion and has computer
duties. After going to Texas and
possibly Acapulco, she plans to
attend college and study for hu-
man rights then looking into law.

Thomas H. Bennett
Thomas, son
of Larry and
Vicky Bennett,
was in the Fel-
lowship of Chris-
tian Athletes,
Key Club, foot-
ball, basketball,
baseball, pow-
erlifting, varsity football captain,
scholastic athlete, eye catcher,
'best dressed. He enjoys football,
lifting, family vacations, friends,
First Baptist Church Youth Group,
hunting, being on the water and
the beach. This summer Thomas
plans to spend time with friends,
coach at the Little League Camp
in St. Pete and visit Alaska. His
future plans are to attend UF for
four years and become a pilot.

Ricardo Botello
The son of
Martha and Ar-
turo Botello,
participated in
band at LHS and
enjoys drawing.
He plans to hang
out with friends
over the sum-.
mer then attend a school of hair
design while attending Edison.

Bob Gilbert Brogdon
The son of
William and
Holly Brogdon,
and Tami Flem-
ke, Gilbert has
been in career
ed and helped
with mainte-.
nance and lawn -
mowing at LHS and was also
an honor roll student. He enjoys
working on motors and being
with family and friends. He plans
to work with his father in his lawn

Ashley D. Brown
Ashley, daughter of Thomas
Dean and Lynne Rivers, enjoys
spending time with family and
friends, baby-sitting, singing in
church choir, and gator hunting
with family. This summer she
plans to get a job and start college
courses. Upon college graduation
Ashley would like to be an early
childhood educator.

Raul Brown
Raul is the son of Barbara
Quesada and Wilfredo Miranda.
He played soccer at LHS and also
enjoys other sports. He plans to
work over the summer then go to
college and continue to play soc-

Kevin Burke
Kevin is the
son of John and
Marybeth Burke.
At LHS he was
part of the agri-
culture depart-
ment and enjoys
fishing, hunting
and spending
time with his daughter. Over the
summer he plans to get ready for
school and save money, then at-
tend Lee Votech to study refrig-
eration and appliance repair.

Callie A. Burley
Callie, daugh-
ter of Wendell
and Cathy Bur-
ley, played bas-
ketball, tennis,
golf and cheer-
leading while
at LHS. She en-
joys playing tennis and spending
time with friends and family in
her spare time. She also attends
Life Ministries and is involved in
4-H legislative. This summer Cal-
lie plans to work and start at Edi-
son. Her future plans are to earn a
Masters Degree in education from
either FGCU or FSU.

Rhonda Ray Burton
Rhonda is
the daughter
of Paula and
Jeff Burton. At
LHS she was
a cheerleader
(4), cross coun-
try (3), tennis,
softball, track
and field, student government,
National Honor Society and Key
Club. Rhonda enjoys spending
time with friends, dancing at La-
Belle Dance Studio and attend-
ing the United Methodist Church.
Her plans for the summer are to
spend time with friends and fam-
ily at Lake June. Rhonda plans to
attend Edison for two years then
transfer to FGCU and major in
hospitality management.


Tiffanie Cain
The daughter
of James and Er-
ika Cain, Tiffanie
has been on the
A-B honor roll
and in the SADD
She enjoys art,
swimming and
reading. She plans to travel and
prepare for college this summer,
then attend Edison to study busi-

Marianela Campos
daughter of
Elio Campos
and Martha L.
Casillas, likes to
sleep, eat, talk
on the phone
and go out. This
summer she be-
gins college life at Edison. After
two years there, Marianela plans
to transfer to USF

Esther Shakarra Carey
Esther is the
daughter of So-
nya Telfort and
Sr. She has par-
ticipated'in track
and was a field
assistant at LHS.
She loves to talk
on the phone and volunteers at
Kiwanis. She plans to attend Edi-
son College, then become a cor-
rectional officer or go into child

Edilberto A. Carranza, Jr.
son of Edilberto
and Edelmira
Carranza, played
soccer while at
LHS. He enjoys
fixing cars and
working on his
truck. Edilberto
plans to work this summer. He
plans for a career in auto body
and collision repair.

The tassel's worth the has-

sle! -Author Unknown

Jonathan Castro
of Elvira Arellano
and Carlos Arel-
lano, played soc-
cer and tennis at
LHS. He was in
the youth group.
at Our Lady
Queen of Heav-
en Catholic Church. Jonathan en-
joys working on cars and playing
soccer. His plans for the summer
are vacation, vacation, vacation.
His future plans are to go to Lee
Vo Tech (High Tech Central) for
architectural drafting.

Jocelyn K. Catlett
Jocely n ,
daughter of
Sandra and Jon
Catlett, plans
to have fun this
summer and get
a job. Her future
plans are to go
to school for vet.

Gary Collins
Gary, son
of Gidget and
Shannon Lee,
enjoys hog hunt-
ing, mudding
and partying.
His summer
plans are work-
ing and partying
with future plans of being in the

Mitchell J. Conley
Mitchell, a/k/a
Pond Bird, is the
son of Mitch and
Angela Conley.
He entered LHS
in 2007 coming
from Ida Baker
High School.
He enjoys fish-
ing, riding his horse, sleeping and
hunting. Pond Bird's plans are to
work at the Sweet Cypress Ranch,
go fishing, and all that good stuff.

Angelica Coronilla
Angie, daugh-
ter of Maurilio
and Ramona
Coronilla, enjoys
talking on the
phone, hanging
out with friends,
shopping and
being with fam-
ily. She is a member of the El Faro
Assembly of God Youth Group
and helps in Sunday school. This
summer Angie plans to go to
Mexico. Her future plans include
attending Edison and to become
a registered nurse.

daughter of Mi-
chael and Lorie
Cox, has at-
tended honors
classes since
her freshman
year. Her inter-
ests include bar-
rels, shopping, hanging out with
friends and attending First Baptist
Church. This summer Candice
plans to hangout on the river and
get ready for college. Her future
plans are to attend Edison for two
years before transferring to an-
other school. She wants to get a
pharmacy degree.

Aaron Anthony Cruz
Cruz, son of
Daisy and Ab-
ner Cruz, en-
joys cutting hair
and working
out. While at
LHS he was in
powerlifting (1)
and was on the
honor roll all year during his se-
nior year. Cruz plans to work and
save money for college this sum-
mer. His future plans are to attend
Edison for two years and finish off
a BS degree in Laboratory Clinical
Science at FGCU.

Benjamin C. Daley
son of Carl and
Maxcine Daley,
was in football,
basketball, track
and chosen de-
fensive MVP for
football and bas-
ketball while at
LHS.' He enjoys sports, hanging
with friends and attending First
Apostolic Church. This summer
Benjamin plans to get a summer
job before heading out to Fordum

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major in business.

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Michelle Danielle Davila
daughter of Ra-
fael and Carmen
Davila, enjoys
playing soccer,
hanging out with
friends and fam-
ily and loves go-
ing to the beach.
She is a member of the Jehovah's
Witness Spanish Congregation.
Michelle's plans for the summer
are to just have fun.

Kasey M. Davis
ter of Bonnie
and Andy Davis,
entered LHS
in 2006 com-
ing from Davie
County High
School in North
Carolina. While
in school she was in chorus and
gymnastics. She enjoys photog-
raphy, hanging out with friends
and traveling. She attends church
at Christ Central. Kasey plans to
travel this summer. Future plans
are attending Edison for two years
and then transferring somewhere
for photography.

Teresa Delgado
Teresa ,
daughter of Yo-
landa and Ber-
nardo Delgado,
entered LHS in
2006 coming
from Benjamin
Juarez Lincoln
High School.
While in school she was in Voces
Unidas, track and field, SADD,
soccer, and cross country. Teresa
enjoys hanging out with friends,
playing soccer and staying ac-
tive. Her summer plans are to visit
family in Texas. Teresa plans on
attending college in either Florida
or Texas.

Felipe D. Deras
Felipe, son
of Roberto and
Felicitas Deras,
played tennis,
football and
baseball at LHS.
He enjoys hog
hunting and
picking on Ca-
leb. Summer plans are to hang
out with friends and party. Future
plans are attending school and
study engineering for diesel mo-

Flor De Santiago
Flor is the
daughter of Te-
resa De Santia-
go. She played
soccer at LHS
for two years,
enjoys singing
and being with
friends. She at-
tends Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church's Youth Group.
After spending time with her fam-
ily she plans to attend High Tech
Central and go into cosmetol-
ogy. She also hopes to. be a great

Francisco Desantiago
Kiko, son
of Jesus H. De-
Santiago and
Cidronia Jime-
nez, likes to eat
McDonald's and
chill with -family
and friends. His
summer plans
are to get a job and earn money.
Kiko's future plans are to become
a lawyer, get married and start a

Yvette Desantia o
daughter of Sev-
erino and Ora-
lia DeSantiago,
played soccer (2 --
years). She en-
joys shopping,
dancing, hang-
ing out with
boyfriend, family and friends.
Yvette's plans for the summer
are to spend time with her niece,
boyfriend, family and friends. Her
future plans are to attend Lee Vo
Tech for early childhood classes.

Sean R. Diaz
Sean, son, of
Kenneth Diaz
and Mercedes
Griffen, enjoys
running, boat-- -
ing and playing
video games
when he is not
involved with

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the Hendry County Sheriffs Of-
fice Explorers. This summer
Sean plans to travel to Omaha,
Nebraska before starting work
at the Sheriff's Office. His future
plans are to go to Edison for
criminal justice. His goal is to be
a detective.
Brandon Dietz
Brandon is
the son of Kath-
leen Harvey and
Bob Dietze. He
has worked on
campus in ca-
reer ed, is an
honor role stu-
dent and helped
with Habitat for Humanity. She
enjoys listening to music, watch-
ing wrestling and playing football.
He would like to work in heavy
equipment or construction.

Tony A. Dominguez
Tony, son of
Abel Dominguez
and Noemith Gi-
ron, enjoys play-
ing the guitar,
riding horses
and going to Our
Lady Queen of
Heaven where
he plays in the choir. This sum-
mer he plans to go on vacation.
His future plans includes two
years at Edison before transfer-
ring to another college. Tony is
unsure of what he wants to ma-
jor in.

Aaron Drew Dyess
Drew is the
son of Danny
and Kelly Jones.
At LHS he was
in the chemis-
try club. cross
country, Fellow-
ship of Christian
Athletes, foot-
ball, Key Club president, National
Honor Society, SADD president,
senior class president, Sun Coast
supply manager, and track. Drew
enjoys hunting, weightlifting, and
running. He attends First Bap-
tist Church and was 4-H Steer
Club president. This summer he
plans to serve God in Peru for
two months with Adventures in
Missions. Drew's future plans
include pre-med at Clearwater
Christian College, medical school
at University of Miami.. He wants
to be a medical doctor in the mis-
sion field

Julie Blake Edgar
Julie is the
daughter of Mar-
sha and Daryl
Edgar. She en-
joys beaches,
movies, friends
and texting. Af-
ter "just chilling"
over the sum-
mer, she plans to attend Edison
to study early childhood develop-
ment to become an elementary
school teacher.

Ricardo Enriquez
Ricardo, son
of Salvador En-
riquez and Mis-
ella Ramos De
Enriquez, plans
on going into the
Marine Corp.

Mayte Escobedo
ter of Pablo and
Maria Escobedo,
enjoys spending
time with friends
and family, danc-
ing and talking
on the phone.
She attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church..Her summer plans are
to spend time with family and
friends. Mayte's future plans are
to go to vo tech central school.

Homer Espinosa
Homer,. son
of Jesus and Lid-
ia Espinosa was
in powerlifting
for three years
while at LHS. He
enjoys working
out and chilling'
with friends.
Homer's plan for summer is
work and his future plans include
college and many, many kids.


Maria T. Flores
Maria, daugh-
ter of Ruben
Flores and Alma
Flores, enjoys
listening to mu-
sic, talking on
the phone, and
going out with
friends. Future
plans are to go to college for
L&D, and then going to a music
college to become a audio and
mix engineer.

Jennifer Marion Foster
daughter of
Mickey and Jan-
ice Foster, played
JV basketball
(1), basketball
cheerleader (1),
FFA (4) and hog
show. She erijoys
riding her horses and participat-
ing in rodeos and horse shows.
Belle Family Livestock Club. Jen-
nifer's plans for the summer is
to ride horses and spend some
time in the Florida Keys. Her fu-
ture plans are to work with ani-
mals. She may become a farrier
or perhaps learn equine massage

Priscilla C. Franco
daughter of Ber-
nardo Franco,
entered LHS in
2005 coming
from Cypress
Creek High
School. She en-
joys spending
time with friends and family. Her
plans for the summer include
visiting Arizona and Orlando and
work. Her future plans are to at-
tend Edison.

Margaret Rachel Fries
The daugh-
ter of Brenda
Sanders ' and
Rick Fries, Mar-
garet has been
a member of the
4-H Club. She
enjoys drawing,
reading, writing,
riding horses and four wheel-
ers, swimming and fishing. Af-
ter spending her summer at the
beach, parties, applying for col-
lege and getting a job, she hopes
to attend Edison for two years.
She wants to apply. for Keiser,
study massage therapy, intern
and start her own spa.

Amber Lin Furman
Amber is
the daughter of
Karl and Leah
Furman., At LHS
she was pow-
erlifting, tennis
(1) student gov-
ernment (2),
National Honor
Society (2), A/B honor roll, and
football cheerleading. Amber en-
joys going to the beach and mov-
ies with friends, eating, sleeping
and driving my parents crazy. Her
plans are to get a nice tan before
starting cosmetology school in

Carlos Alfredo Galvez
Carlos, son
of Carlos Galvez
and Anisia No-
voa, played soc-
cer all four years
at LHS. His hob-
by is to play soc-
cer and football
with friends. His
future plans are to go to college,
major in criminology and be a
special agent in the FBI or CIA.
Anahie Garcia
daughter of Ju-
dith Reyna and
Francisco J.
Garcia, enjoys -
spending time
with friends and
family and get-
ting involved in
church activities at Iglesia Cristi-
ana Restauracion. Her plans for
the summer is to get ready for
college and have fun. Anahie's
plans to attend Devry University
to obtain a bachelors in comput-
er science.

Javier Garcia
Javier, son of
Eva Jimenez and
Agustin Garcia,
achieved many
goals especially
in math while at
LHS. He enjoys
drawing, work-
ing on his car
and taking care of his 2 year old
daughter. Javier plans to travel
to Mexico to visit before starting
college. His future plans are to
open up a business and do archi-
tecture or engineering.

Benito Garza, Jr.
Benito is the
son of Benito
Garza and Mari-
lu Canto. At LHS
he was on the
soccer team,
cross country,
#2 in tennis,
Most Shy Senior
Award, varsity leader in tennis.
Benito enjoys playing soccer, ten-
nis, spend time with friends, surf
the net. He is the sound techni-
cian at Life Ministries Church and
a member of the Youth Group.
Benito's summer plans are to
go to Mexico, spend time with
friends and family, and work. His
future plans are to go to Edison
for two years then transfer to.
either UCF orUF fob a career 'i
Attea M. Gilbertson
Attea, daugh-
ter of Daniel and
Kathleen Gilb-
ertson, entered
LHS in 2006
coming ' from
Arinada High
School. While in
school she was
in SADD, Key Club, dual enroll-
ment and honors classes. Attea
enjoys hanging out with friends,
exercising and reading. Her
plans for the summer are classes
at Edison and an internship at
the medical examiner's office.
Attea's future plans are to get a
Ph.D. and become a forensic pa-

Daphne Lynn Glisson
Daphne is
the daughter
of Kenny and
Lori Glisson. At
LHS, shie was
vice president of
student govern-
ment,, co-cap-
tain of cheer-
leading squad, vice president of
FFA. Daphne attends Cross Train

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Pit Ministries Church. She also
cheered at London Day Parade
in 2006, was 1st runner-up 2008
Swamp Cabbage and a member
of FFM Youth Group. Daphne
plans to finish her AA at Edison
this summer before attending
FGCU in the fall. She plans on
majoring in psychology and mi-
noring in biblical theology. She
wants to get her doctorate in psy-

Arturo E. Gongora
Arturo, son of Arturo and Ma-
ria Gongora, enjoys playing ball.
He plans to work this summer
getting the money before attend-
ing Edison.

Luis Enrique Gonzalez
Luis, son
of Jose M. Ra-
mos and Mari-
bel Gonzalez,
played football
for 3 years. He
enjoys having
fun with friends
and working on
He attends the Catholic
Church in Moore Haven. His
summer plans are to work and
visit his grandparents. Luis is cur-
rently enrolled in High Tech Cen-
tral to be an electrician.
He plans to further his studies
at Wyotech to be a diesel me-

Anquiette L. Goree
daughter of An-
tonio Goree and
Celestine Mitch-
elle, enjoys
working, sleep-
ing and eating.
She is also a
member of the
Choir Praise Team and Praise
Dance. Anquiette will be attend-
ing Edison during the summer.
She plans to become a registered

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Anahi Guerra
daughter of
Jose T. and Mar-
garita Guerra,
was in the Na-
tional Honor
Society at LHS.
She enjoys so-
cializing, danc-
ing, visiting new places, meeting
new friends, and hanging out
with friends. Anahi plans to take
courses at Edison during Term A.
After that she is going to take a
vacation and go to Mexico. Anahi
plans to continue at Edison for
the next two years. After that she
is undecided.

Jose Saul Guillen
Jose is the
son of Baltazar
and Blanco
Guillen. At LHS,
he has been in-
volved in cross
country, wres-
tling, power
lifting, track
and Voces Unidas. His hobbies
include working out and playing
music. He sees work and travel
in his future.


Samantha J.Hawkins
Jo, daughter of
Suzanne Rob-
erts and Shawn -
Hawkins, enjoys
muddin', riding
4-wheelers and
horses, hanging
out with friends,
and partying. Her plans for the
summer is .to hang out with
friends, go muddin', party, go to
Dad's for work, live life. Saman-
tha Jo's future plans are to go to
SunState to be a hair stylist and
nail tech..

All that stands between you
and the top of the ladder is the
ladder. -Author Unknown

Monica L. Henry
Monica is
the daughter of
Debbie and Pat-
rick Henry. She
enjoys going
camping and
doing every-
thing outdoors.
Monica's future
plans are to be a good mommy
and become a cosmetologist.

Kayla Marie Hendershot
Kayla is the
daughter of
Ron and Tanya
She enjoys clas-
sical singing
and training her
voice for perfor-
mances. She has
been involved in the Explorer Pro-
gram with the sheriff's office and
plans to visit her sister in Pennsyl-
vania over the summer. She plans
to study music and teach children
to use their voices.

Anthony R. Hernandez
son of Rene
and Tina Her-
nandez, was
in National
Honor Society,
FBLA and golf
while at LHS.
He enjoys fish-
ing, camping, golfing and going
to the beach. He attends Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist
Church youth group and is the
sound technician. This summer
Anthony plans to prepare for col-
lege and spend time with family.
His plans to receive a degree in
engineering at FGCU.

Reynaldo G. Hernandez
Rey, son
of Adela and
Venancio Her-
nandez, enjoys
playing sports.
While at LHS
he played foot-
ball (3), soc-
cer (4) and
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powerlifting (1). Rey attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church and is a coach for 3V3
soccer. His plans for the summer
are to spend a lot of time withy
family and his girlfriend before
going off to college. Rey plans to
attend Central Methodist Univer-
sity to play football and major in
sports management.

Justin K. Hipp
Justin, a/k/a
Biscuit, is the son
of Roy and Da-
phine Hipp. He
was in NRA and
FFA at LHS. He
enjoys fishing,
deer hunting,
4-wheeler rid-
ing, riding and breaking horses,
hog hunting. This summer Bis-
cuit plans to go to fire school and
do part-time work on ranches.
His future plans are to go to col-
lege, buy a new truck, and start
an air-conditioning business.
Evan Hoffman
Evan, son of
Rhonda Hoff-
man and Allen
Hoffman, came
to LHS in the 05-
06 school year
from Clewiston
High School.
While in school
he was in the National Honor
Society, and was November of
2007 Senior of the Month. Evan's
hobbies are guitar, singing and
sports. He is the Youth Worship
Leader and Assistant Music Di-
rector at Pioneer First Baptist. His
summer plans are work, work,
work. Evan plans to attend Edi-
son for two years and transfer
to a university. He wants to do
Youth Ministry and incorporate

Jonathan H. Hudson
a/k/a Country
Boy, is the son of
Marie and Keith
Hidson. He en-
joys muddin',
fishing, going
out with his fi-
ance' and hang-
ing out with friends. His plans
for -the summer are to work and,
hang out with friends, family and
fiance'. Country Boy plans to
work his whole life.

Deisy Jaimes
Deisy, daugh-
ter of Pedro and
enjoys going out,
shopping and
being with her
Sunday school
class in church
at Iglesia Cristi-
ana Restouracion. Her plans for
the summer are to visit family Up
north. Deisy's future plans are to
attendDeVry University to study
computer science and engineer-
ing and get an associates degree
in computer technology.

Edwin C. Jean-Baptiste
Edwin is the son of Edwin and
Simone Jean-Baptiste. He entered
LHS in 2006 coming from Dr. Mi-
chael Krop Senior High School
where he played football (1) and
was in FBLA (1). Edwin enjoys
playing video games, internet
surfing, and watching movies.
This summer he plans to go to
New York for a month. His future
plans are to go to Edison College
to get a degree in radiology.
Veronica Lucia Jimenez
daughter of Cris-
tino and Micaela
Jimenez, was on
the soccer team
(2) at LHS. She
enjoys playing
soccer, spend-
ing time with
family and friends and dancing.
She attends Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church and is
also a referee for the soccer little
league. Veronica's summer plans
are to go to soccer camp in North
Carolina and take a two month
vacation to Mexico. Her future
plans are to go to High Tech Cen-
tral and become a cosmetologist
and massage therapist. She also
plans to have a well paying job
and to keep playing soccer.

Caleb J. Jordan

Caleb, son of
Kim and Lynn
Jordan, played
football and
baseball while
in school. He en-
joys hunting and
fishing. His sum-
mer plans are to
have fun with friends.

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Margarita Juarez
is the daugh-
ter of Jose and
Maria Juarez.
At LHS, she re-
ceived awards
in algebra IA,
integrated sci-
ence 1, and ge-
ometry. Margarita enjoys reading
and listening to music. She also
assists the youth group at Our
Lady Queen ofHeaven Catholic
Church. Margarita plans to stay in
LaBelle this summer and hope-
fully work. Her future plans are
to attend Edison, then transfer to
another university and graduate
from teaching.


Reynal G. Karr
Reynal, son of
Olga L. Karr and
Reynal G. Karr,
was in soccer
and Voices Unit-
ed. He enjoys
playing soccer,
hanging with
friends, paint-
balling and four-wheeler riding.
He attends Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church. Reynal
plans to work this summer. His
future plans are to go to High
Tech Central for plumbing.

Julian L. Keen
Julian, son of
Delores Keen,
was in student
track and foot-
ball (3). He
enjoys football,
funning, the
beach, hanging
out with friends and dancing. He
attends Freedom Fellowship Min-
istries Church. Julian's summer
plans are to work hard and play
harder. He plans to go to Kansas
for college.

Brandon T. Kelley
son of Don Red-
field and Leasa
Redfield, played
baseball at LHS.
He enjoys wres-
tling, fishing,
having fun, hunt-
ing and working
out. Brandon's summer plans
are to find wrestling schools and
hang out. His future plans are to
go to Edison and follow his wres-
tling dream.

Miranda F. Landrum
Miranda is
the daughter of
Jacquline Strick-
land and Bruce
Landrum. She
enjoys 4-wheel-
ing, movies,
paintballing and
spending time
with her boyfriend Edgar. Miran-
da's summer plans are to work
full-time at Skeeters Tire & Muf-
fler to save up money to go on
a cruise. Her future plans are to
attend Edison, get married then
start a family.

Carisa N. Langley
Carisa is the
daughter of
Cindy and Doug
Langley. While
in school . she
was in tennis,
dual enrolled*
at Edison and
a majorette. Carisa enjoys read-
ing, shopping, hanging out with
friends and family. This summer
she will be working and prepar-
ing for college at FGCU.


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next exclhng phase of
your life. thai all of your
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Nina Shere' Lopez
Nina, daugh-
ter of Margie and
Fabain Lopez,
was in pow-
erlifting, and
cheerleading -
football and bas-
ketball. She en-
joys shopping,
hanging out with friends and go-
ing to Freedom Fellowship Minis-
tries Church. Nina plans to work
this summer and save up money
to get a new car. Her future plans
are to attend Edison to become a
5th grade teacher. If that doesn't
work out, she plans to become a
massage therapist.

Anthony James Louk
Tony is the
son of Briana
and Juan Ve-
lasco. He enjoys
computers (in-
ternet) girls, par-
tying and meet-
ing new people.
Tony's plans for
the summer are to win Nationals
for web design. His future plans
are to open his own web design

Iris Michelle Lozano
Iris, daughter
of Miguel Loza-
no and Mirthala
Palacios, played
soccer. (3)
while at LHS.
This mother of
two, Isaac and
Damion, loves
working, expensive shoes, play-
ing soccer, hanging out with
friends, movies, the mall, and
playing with her children. She at-
tends Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church. Iris plans to be-
gin classes at Edison this summer
and have lots of fun with family
and friends. Her future plans are
to transfer to the University of
Pan-Am in Edinburg, Texas, after
completing two years at Edison.
She wants to become a parale-
Candida Lucas
daughter of Ma-
ria Garcia and
Lucas, enjoys
listening to all
kinds of music.
This summer
she plans to
spend most of her -spare time
with her son Alexis and daughter
Abigail. Her future plans are to
keep going to college.

Maria D. Macias
Maria, daugh-
ter of Amalia
and Antonio
Macias, played
soccer (1) at
LHS. She enjoys
listening to mu-
sic and spend-
ing time with
family and friends. She attends
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cath-
olic Church and is in the youth
group. This summer Maria plans
to get her CNA. Her future plans
are to go to college and get her
BSN in nursing.

Antonio Madrid, Jr.
Antonio, son of Antonio Ma-
drid and Maria Madrid played
soccer at LHS. He enjoys play-
ing soccer and attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church. This summer Antonio
plans to Work. His future plan is
in architectural drafting.

Cyrus Martin Mahan
Cyrus is the
son of Chris
and Corinna
Mahan and Tra-
vis and Marlene
Burchard. He
enjoys fishing,
hunting, work-
ing on things,
muddin', air boating and camp-
ing. He attends Community Har-
vest Pentecostal Church and is in
4-H. This summer Cyrus plans to
work in Mississippi. His future
plans are a career with Florida
Power and Light.-

Jose Antonio Marines
Jose, son of
Yolanda and
Javier Marines,
was vice presi-
idas at LHS. He
enjoys spend-
ing time with
friends and fam-
ily. He attends Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church. Jose
plans to work this summer. His
future plans are to attend Edison
and get an AA degree.
Freddy Martinez
Freddy is the.
son of Alfred
and Aurora Mar-
tinez. He was in
football, track,
National Honor
Society, Key
Club and on
the math team while at LHS. He
enjoys drawing, playing sports
and hanging out with friends.
Freddy attends Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church. His
summer plans are to spend time
with family and prepare for col-
lege. He will attend UF in the fall
and plan to major in engineering
as he plans to pursue a career in

Rosa I. Martinez
Rosa, daugh-
ter of Mellissa
and Zenon
Martinez, was
in the National
Honor Society
at LHS. She en-
joys drawing,
reading, collect-
ing rocks, singing, animals and
spending time with friends. This
summer Rosa plans to get pre-
pared for college and to spend a
great vacation with family. Her fu-
ture plans are to go to Edison and
then transfer to a good university
that offers classes dealing with
medicine. After that she plans to
be a practitioner of internal med-
icine and to be a pharmacist.

Anna Martinson
Anna is the
daughter of Jim
Martinson and
Cristina Nogu-
era. She was
president of the
National Honor
Society and vice
president of Mu
Alpha Theta. She was on the aca-
demic team for NHS. She enjoys
reading, watching movies, riding
her bike, and hanging out with
friends. Anna also plays the piano
and clarinet. She is in the praise
band at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church and plays the
This summer she plans to go
to Italy for an archaeological dig
and spend time with friends and
She plans to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida to major in an-
thropology and hopes to become
and archeologist.

I held him in my arms on the day he was born
dreamed about his future
and the things that he would learn
Now he stands before me
a boy almost a man
I find myself reluctant to
let go of his hand
But nothing can diminish the
pride that's in my heart
Least of all the knowledge
that it's time for us to part
So now I give my first born son
the space to find his way
and celebrate the future on his Graduation Day


I am so proud of you

and love you more

than you can imagine!

Love Mom

Pedro Mata
Pedro, son of
Pedro and Ema
Mata, enjoys
fishing, hunting,
muddin', mov-
ies, hanging out
with friends and
going to parties.
He attends Carl-
son Memorial Methodist Church.
Pedro's summer plans are to
work to get money for college,
get ready to start Edison for two
years. Then he plans to move to
Houston, Texas, to finish his edu-
cation and pursue his dream of
becoming a contractor in con-

Lacey Janea McCall
Lace y ,
daughter of
Charlene McCall
and Jonathan
Inman, was in
the National
Honor Society,
volleyball, soft-
ball, and power-
lifting at LHS. She enjoys movies,
shopping, going out with friends,
working out and coaching Di-
xie League. This summer Lacey
plans to hang out with friends
and get ready for college softball
in the fall. She will be attending
South Florida Community Col-
lege and playing softball. Her
goal is to become a teacher.
Amanda McCormick
daughter of
Steve and Sha-
ron McCormick,
was in band
(4). She enjoys
hanging out
with friends and
going to the La-
Belle Church of God. Amanda's
summer plans are to hang out
with friends, maybe go to North
Carolina, or just relax. Her future
plans are to attend Edison.

The roots of education are
bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Blake McGhee
Blake, son of
Frannie Simp-
son and Randy
McGhee, en-
tered LHS in
2007, coming
from Immoka-
lee High School.
He enjoys play-
ing sports and going to church.
Blake plans to work with his dad
this summer. His future plans are
to go to college.

Lauren Lynette McGhee
daughter of Ja-
net McGhee and
entered LHS in
2006, coming
from Immoka-
lee High School.
She enjoys
fishing, reading, archery and
photography. Lauren's summer
plans are to get a job and buy a
car. Her future plans are to go to
Edison and earn a degree in den-
tal hygiene.

Kayla Nicole McQuaid
Kayla, daughter of Dewayne
and Sarita McQuaid, entered
LHS in 2007, coming from a
high school in Alabama. While
in school she was in ROTC, and
played softball and volleyball.
Kayla loves riding horses and
attends church at Christ Central
Ministries. Her future plans are to
go to college to become a nurse.

Catherine M. McVay
Cathy is the
daughter of
Jim and' Alice
McVay. At LHS -
she was in the
National Honor
Society (secre-
tary), FBLA (3
- treasurer, par-
liamentarian), academic team,
math team, Mu Alpha Theta,
Sunshine State Scholar, Bausch
& Lomb Award, Business Sys-
tems & Technology Student of
the Year, Integrated Science II
Student of the Year, American
History Student of the Year. She
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Jessica Bechtel; Benito Garza & Erin ZImmerly. Callie Burley (not pictured)
May God's blessings be on you as you are prepared for your future."
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also enjoys music. Cathy plans
to spend time with family and
prepare for college this summer.
Her future plans are to attend the
University of South Florida to
study chemical engineering.

Ana Isavel Melgoza
Ana is the
daughter of
Margarita Mel-
goza and Moises
Morales. She
,enjoys dancing,
spending time
with friends and
family, music,
and. movies. She attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church. Ana's summer plans are
to work, have fun, spend time
with family and friends, and to
start classes at Lee Vo Tech. Her
future plans are to become a
nurse and work with kids.

Maria Fernanda Melgoza
Maria is the
daughter of
Margarita . Mel-
goza and Moises
Morales. She
enjoys spend-
ing time with
family, hanging
out with friends,
reading, and helping people.
She attends Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church. Maria's,
future plans are to go to Lee Vo
Tch or to college, start her own.
business and hopefully get a ca-
reer that has to do with kids like
a midwife or nurse.

Shantal Renee Meloy
daughter of Jeff
Meloy, LeighAnn
D'Amenia and
Tony D'Amenia,
played tennis at
LHS. She enjoys
and hanging with friends and
family. At church she is in the
youth group and is a missionary.
Plans for the summer include
work and college. She wants to
be a nurse in a pediatric doctor's

Jessica Nicole Mendoza
Jessica is
the daughter of
Carmen Astorga
and Anthony
Mendoza. She
enjoys spending
ily and friends;
shopping, four-
wheeling and talking on the
phone. She attends Christ Cen-
tral Church. This summer Jessica
plans to visit family in California
and work to save up money to
move out: Her future plans are to
attend Edison and obtain a nurs-
ing degree.

John Christopher Merritt
The son of
Jerri Lynn Mer-
ritt and John S.
Merritt, Christo-
pher has been
active in the
Academic Team,
4 years, Concert
Band 3 years,
Guitar, Drama Club. He has re-
ceived awards for. Honor Roll,
FCAT, Hendry County School
District Award for Excellence in
Education for bringing honor
to the School & District through
achievement of the upper
quartile on the SAT College En-
trance Examination, High School
Academic Team Participants
Award, LaBelle High School 23rd
Commissioner's Academic Chal-
lenge Award.
During his free time Chris en-
joys playing guitar and gaming.
Chris plans to major in law with
minors in history and music.

Kortney Mills
daughter of Da-
vid Mills and
Tami Choban,
entered LHS in
2006, coming
from Clewiston
High School.
While in school
she was in FFA and 4-H. She en-
joys working riding horses, shop-
ping, hanging with friends and
talking on the phone. She attends
House of Fellowship Church. This
summer Kortney plans to have a
little fun before going to college
and maybe travel out of the U.S.
Her future plans are to go to col-
lege and become a nurse then
later a R.N.

Jodi Lyn Mims
Jodi, daugh-
ter of Preston
and Robin
Mims, entered
LHS in 2005,
coming from
Lehigh Senior
High School.
She enjoys read-
ing, drawing and taking care of
her dogs. Jodi's summer plans
are to travel. Her future plans are
to attend Edison then hopefully
attend UF to study history.

Eduardo Minguela
Eduardo, is
the son of Ra-
mon Minguela
and Maria I.
Minguela. He
enjoys working
on his car. He
attends Bethel
Assembly. Edu-
ardo, plans to work this summer.
His future plan is to have his own
mechanic shop:

Anthony L. Monacelli
Anthony, son 'of Carlos and
Kathy Monacelli, entered LHS
in 2006, coming from Clewiston
High School. While in school
he played JV football. He enjoys
just hanging out. This summer
he hopes to get a job. His future
plans are to go to college at Edi-

Carolina R. Moreno
daughter of Au-
relio and Sofia
Moreno, was in
Voices 'United,
health careers
and ' clinical
hours at LHS.
She enjoys
music, dancing, and working
hard in school. She attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church. Carolina plans to work
as a CNA this summer. Her future
plans are to go to college and be-
come an RN. She also wants to
get a degree in accounting.

Noe G. Moreno
Noe, son of
Eleuterio and
Maria Moreno,
was in football
and powerlift-
ing at LHS. He
enjoys sports,
drawing, and
watching drag-
on ball 2. He plans to work this
summer. His future plans are to
go to school for diesel mechanics
and to own a home.

Chester C. Morton
Chester, son
of Robert and
Susan Henry,
was in baseball
at LHS. He en-
joys baseball,
fishing, and
spending time
with the family.
He was also in 4-H. Chester's
plans for the summer are to get
ready for college at FGCU.

Esteban H. Munoz, Jr.
Esteban is
the son of Teo-
fila Hernandez
and Esteban
Munoz. He en-
joys hanging out
with friends and
his girlfriend.
This summer
Esteban plans to have a lot of
fun. His future plans are to attend
Edison or get a full-time job.


Samamta D. Nieto
daughter of Su-
sie and Willie
Roberts, was
in cheerleading
(2) at LHS. She
enjoys spending
time with family
and shopping.
She attends the Bethel Assembly
Church of God. Samantha plans
to go to Texas this summer. Her
future plans are to attend Edison
to study radiology or early child-
hood education.

Alyssa Chonte Noah
Chonte' .is
the daughter
of Teresa Noah
and Rusty Noah.
She enjoys hog
hunting, mud-
din', fishing,
bull riding, par-
tying and horseback riding. Her
plans for the summer are college
work and future career plan is
Brooke Fairon Norris
daughter of Kim
Norris, was in
powerlifting and
track at LHS:
She enjoys be-
ing around people that she loves,
working and staying in shape.
She attends Freedom Fellow-
ship Ministries. Over the sum-
mer Brooke plans to work and
save up money for college while
studying. Her future plans are to
attend Edison before transferring
to FGCU.


Amber N. Oney
Amber is
the daughter
of Roger and
Joella Alexan-
der. She attends -
Crossroads Bap-
tist Church. She
plans to work
this summer.

- Daron M. Orzech
Daron, . son
of Daron and
Sharon Orzech,
entered LHS in
2005, coming
from Gateway
Charter High
School. While in
school, he was
in basketball, cross-country and
National Honor Society (trea-
surer). He will also complete
his A.A. degree before finishing
high school. This summer Daron
plans to finish credits at Edison,
then attend UF for summer. His
future plans are to get his degree
in chemical engineering at UF.

The future lies before you
Like a field of driven snow,
Be careful how you tread it,
For every step will show.
-Author Unknown

Anibal Antonio Pacheco
Anibal, son of
Anibal Pacheco
and Mercedes
Pacheco, was in
health careers,
Key Club, Rep-
resentative of
Senior Class. He
enjoys hanging
out, going to the movies, just re-
laxing, listening to music. He also
works at the U-Save. Anibal plans
to go out of town for awhile and
relax this summer before going
to Edison in the fall. His future
plans are to attend Edison two
years then go off and get his mas-
ters in psychology.

Victoria M. Page-Martin
daughter of An-
drea Page and
Paula and Chris
Martin, was in
the color guard.
She enjoys mud-
din' riding hors-
es and fishing.
She plans to go to Italy this sum-
mer. Her future plans are to go to
college to become a teacher and
move away and start a family.

Jeffery M. Pendarvis
Jeff Pen-
darvis, son of
Patricia and Er-
nest Pendarvis,
enjoys working
on his cars, vid-
eo -games and
chilling with
friends. Jeff's
plans for the summer include
work, saving money, finish his
cars and get into mechanic's

Silvestre Michael Perez
Silvestre, son
of Silvestre and
Cheryl Perez,
was in National
Honor Society,
FBLA and was
band captain
while at .LHS.
He enjoys swim-
ming, tennis and playing bari-
tone. He attends LaBelle Baptist
Temple. This summer Silvestre
plans to head up north to see
family and work. His future plans
are to go to Edison and then
transferring to a dental school.

Lucas is the
son of Dwayne
and Rene Pratt.
At LHS he was
in the Key Club,
FCA, football,
baseball and
basketball, vot-
ed class clown
and most talkative. He is in the
First Baptist Church Youth Group
and enjoys art. His summer plans
are to have fun, hang out with
friends and get a summer job.
Lucas' future plans are to attend
Edison for two years and then
transfer to a culinary arts school.

Brittany M. Puente
daughter of
Beverly and Jlm
Thompson, was
in the academic
club, JV basket-
ball, and senior
She enjoys bas-
ketball, skateboarding and play-
ing guitar. Brittany plans to take it
easy and just work this summer.
She plans to attend Western Car-
olina University in the fall.

An investment in knowledge
always pays the best interest.
-Benjamin Franklin

Jazmina D. Ramos
daughter of
Jose and Maria
Ramos, enjoys
listening to mu-
sic, dancing
and exercising.
She attends
the Catholic
Church. Jazmina plans to travel
to Texas and Mexico this sum-
mer. Her future plans are culi-
nary arts and cosmetology.
Esteban Raya
Esteban, son
of Joseluis Raya
and Rosa Raya,
enjoys soccer,
fishing and mys-
pace. This sum-
mer he plans to
go to Mexico
and work. His
future plans are to go to Edison
and then become a teacher. Then
enjoy life with his family.

Alexa Rae Redish
Alexa is the
daughter of
Ricky and Jen-
nifer Redish. At
LHS she was
in the National
Honor Society,
FCA, volleyball
(4), basketball
(2), softball (4). She is also in
the First Baptist Church Youth
Group. This summer Alexa plans
to vacation with family. Her fu-
ture plans are to attend UF as a
pre-law student.

Brandon M. Reed
son of Diane
and Richard
Denton, was
on the Summit
soccer team
and the Sum-
mit Christians
Brain Bowl
team while at LHS. He enjoys
football and paintballing. This
summer Brandon plans to hang
with friends and his girlfriend.
His future plans are to become a
K-9 officer for the police depart-

Fred Stephen Robbins IV
Freddy is the
son of Chris
Robbins and
Fred Robbins.
At LHS he. was
in the Key Club,
baseball (4), JV
basketball (1),
JV football (2),
varsity football (2), powerlifting
(2), Fellowship of Christian Ath-
letes, Scholastic Athlete. Freddy
enjoys hanging out with friends,
watching and playing sports, and
fishing, He attends First Baptist
Church where he is a member
of the Youth Group. He has also
been in the 4-H program (8) and
Relay for Life participant (4).
Freddy plans to work for HCSB
and coach at Little League Base-
ball Camp in St. Petersburg this
summer. His future plans are to
attend Tallahassee Community
College before transferring to
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Brittany L. Roberts
daughter of Mel-
vin and LaDon-
na Roberts, was
in softball (3),
(1), color guard
(2). She enjoys
taking long
walks, fishing, hog hunting, and
playing with her nephews. She
attends Lake Trafford Indepen-
dent Baptist Church. This sum-
mer Brittany plans to work and
start summer classes for college.
Her plans are to attend Heritage
and become an X-ray Medical

Tiffany M. Roberts
daughter of Mel-
vin and LaDon-
na Roberts, was
in softball (3),
soccer (1), color
guard (3). She
enjoys talking on
the phone and
sleeping. She attends Carlson
United Methodist Church. This
summer Tiffany plans to attend
college. She is going to Heritage
Institute in Ft. Myers to pursue a
career in massage therapy.

Katlyn C. Robinson
Katie is. the
daughter of
Kelly and Edu-
ardo Rojas. She
was a Universe
All Star Cheer &
Dance competi-
tive cheerleader
throughout her
whole high school years. She,
enjoys writing poems, spend-
ing time with friends, talking on
the phone and cheerleading.
She attends Our Lady Queen of
Heaven Catholic Church. This
summer Katie plans to spend
time with friends, party, go to the
beach, tan, work, and get ready
for college. Her future plans are
to attend Edison for 2 years, then
transfer to FGCU and major in
accounting. She also wants to
do photography/graphic design
or marine biology as a minor de-

Christina L. Roddenberry
daughter of Ju-
lian and John-
nie Rodden-
berry, enjoys art,
trucks, muddin',
Shunting, and
hanging out
with friends. Her
plans for the summer are working
and saving money to start getting
a new truck and a'place of her
own. Christina's future plans are
to have a good job, nice house
and to party down. You only live
once and to-keep God by her side
all the way.

Ronald V. Rodgers
Ronald, a/k/a Nonnie, son of
Ronald Rodgers and Kathy' Ma-
this, was in the high school rodeo
(2). He enjoys bull riding, fishing,
and partying at Crescent Acres.
He attends the Bull Pit Ministries.
Nonnie's plans for the summer
are to visit New York and plan for
college. His future plans are to
attend Colorado State University.
He wants to be a wild life biolo-
gist, professional bull rider, rap-
per, country singer or porn star.

Arianna L. Rodriguez
Arianna is the
daughter of Ru-
ben and Shana
Rodriguez. At
LHS she was in
FFA, National
Honor Society,
Key Club, stu-
dent 'govern-
ment, sports training, commu-.
nity service, the yearbook editor,
and president of Mrs. Pellerin's
Fan Club. Arianna loves spend-
ing time with friends and doing
any social activities. She attends
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Felda.
Her plans for the summer are to
spend as much time as possible
with family and friends before
she leaves for college. Arianna
will be attending Henderson
State University in Arkadelphia,
Arkansas to pursue a doctorate
in psychology.

A man who has never gone to
school may steal from a freight
car; but if he has a university ed-
ucation, he may steal the whole
railroad. -Theodore Roosevelt

Geneva Rodriguez
daughter of Ma-
ria T. Carrillo
and David Rodri-
guez, enjoys lis-
tening to music,
eating and cruis-
ing. She has also
contributed to
the building, opening and man-
aging of her father's first store
called Rio Lerma in Immokalee.
Geneva's plans for the summer
are to attend Miami-Dade. Then
she plans to transfer to F.I.U., for
a degree in international busi-

Jose L. Rodriguez
Jose is the
son of Marbella
Rayo and Fran-
cisco Bustaman-
te. He enjoys
playing basket-
ball, partying,
girls, and meet-
ing new people..
This summer Jose plans to work
and get money. His future plans
are to go to college, and get a
good job that pays good.

Quirino Rodriguez
Quirino, son
Sof Epifania Avi-
la, enjoys foot-
ball, soccer and
art. His summer
plans are to
work and then
go to college.
His future plans
are to go to Edison or Navy.

Macro A. Romero
Marco, son of Sandra Romero
and Juan .A. Romero, likes to
draw, play basketball, cut hair,
and create music. He attends
Kings of King Christian Church.
This summer he plans to spend
time with his family before it is
too late and he goes off on his
own. Marco's future plans are to
go to a barber school or just go
work with his dad.

Danielle N. Rosario
daughter of
Carla Corey and
Gerald Rosario,
entered LHS in
2007, coming
from Riverview
High School.
While in school
she was in softball and weight-
lifting. She has attended honors
classes since freshman year. Dan-
ielle enjoys going to the beach,
muddin', shopping, hanging out
with friends and spending time
with family. She attends Freedom
Fellowship Ministries. This sum-
mer Danielle plans to work and
hang out with friends until school
starts. Her future plans are to at-
tend Edison for 2 years and get
a LPN license, start working for
a couple of months, then go to
FGCU and get her RN license.

Jon-Michael Rose
son of Kim and
Tracy Samu-
els, was in the
marching band
at LHS. He en-
joys playing pia-
no, playing mu-
sic with friends
and watching
movies. This summer Jon-Mi-
chael plans to work and go to
college. His future plans are to
become a filmmaker and share
his vision with the world.
John M. Rothenhoefer
John, son 'of
Lisa and Michael
enjoys making
music and teach-
ing 'children.
This summer he
plans to go on
many road trips.
John's future
plans are to attend Edison for 2
years, then transfer'to FGCU to
complete his degree in elemen-
tary education.

Ivan Ruiz
.Ivan, son of
Raul Ruiz and
Maricela Ruiz,
was in Key Club
(1) and band (4)
while at LHS. He
enjoys playing
the trumpet,
playing basket-
ball and chillin' with friends. His
future plans are to go to college
to become a teacher.

Fidel P. Sanchez
Fidel is the
son of Fidel
and Maria San-
chez. At LHS,.
he was in Voices
Unidas, Florida
Gulf Coast Mi-
grant Summer
Institute 2006,
homecoming junior class rep-
resentative 2006, allied health
careers 1, A/B honor roll, dual
enrollment at Edison, teacher's
assistant. He enjoys swimming,
fishing, hanging out with friends,
my space cruising, going to the
mall, clubbing and partying. He
attends Primera Iglesia Bautista
Hispana de LaBelle. Fidel's sum-
mer plans are to take classes at
Edison - microbiology, world re-
ligions, anatomy and physiology.
His future plans are to attend
Edison to receive his AA in health
science or nursing then transfer-
ring to UF to get his bachelors.

Angel G. Santiago
Angel, son of Adrian Santiago
and Thiammy Santiago, enjoys
basketball and baseball. His
summer plans are to relax and
go to Orlando. He plans to attend
Edison College.

Melissa M. Santiago
DeLeon and
Tony DeLeon,
was an A honor
roll student. She
enjoys. playing
volleyball and
basketball with
her family, and spending time
v ith her son and husband. This
summer Melissa plans to go on
a trip with her family. Her future
plans are to attend Edison and
become a RN.

Juan M. Santillan�
Juan, son of
Maria and Juan
Santillan, played
soccer (3). He
enjoys playing
soccer, listening
to music, and
hanging outwith
friends and fam-
ily. He attends Our Lady Queen
of Heaven Catholic Church and
participates in its youth group.
Juan plans to get a job this sum-
mer. His future plans are to go to
Edison and study in the field of
Grisela Santizo-Soto
daughter of
Ofelia Soto and
Conrado Santi-
zo, enjoys read-
ing, listening to
music and play-
ing soccer. She
plans to work
this summer. Grisela's future
plans are to attend Edison. She
plans to have a career in psychol-

Arturo Santos
Arturo, son of Gloria Santos,
enjoys sleeping and cruising
around town with his nephew,
Jaime and Luis Carranza. His
plans for the summer are to work
and sleep. His future plans are to
go to college and Mexico.

Reyes J. Santoyo
Reyes is the
son of Bartola
Serrano and An-
tonio Serrano.
At. LHS he was
in football (2)'
and soccer (2).
Reyes enjoys
fishing and chill-
ing with friends. H.e attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catho-
lic Church. This summer Reyes
plans to go to Mexico and have a
good time. His future plans are to
go to High Tech Central to study

Ethan G. Sargent
Ethan, son of George and Tina
Sargent, enjoys woodburning or.
pyrography, drawing and other
interesting things. This summer
he plans to go to Georgia and
prepare for college. Ethan's fu-
ture plans are to go to Lee Vo
Tech or Edison and become an
archaeologist or video game de-

Jacob C. Sawatzky
Jacob, a/k/a
Swat, son of
Rhonda Tan-
ski and John Sa-
watzky, played
football at LHS.
He enjoys fish-
ing, hunting,
sports and hang-
ing with friends. Swat's summer
plans are to get a part-time job to
help pay for college. He plans to
attend TCC and then transfer to

Jacy Lee Seal
Jacy is the
daughter of
James and An-
gela Sealey. At
LHS she was
in Key Club,
volleyball (1),
(2), softball (3),
majorette, student government,
community .service, Fellowship
of Christian Athletes, scholastic
athlete, yearbook. She enjoys the
First Baptist Church Youth Group,
sports, shopping, babysitting, the
beach, and 4-H. Jacy's summer
plans are to work and start col-
lege classes. Her future plans
are to attend Edison for 2 years
before transferring to FGCU. She
plans to major in elementary

Gabriella Seras
a/k/a Morena, is
the daughter of
Patricia Marro-
quin and Jeron-
imo Seras. She
enjoys rapping,
kicking back
with family and
friends, eating pizza. Morena
plans to party and have fun this
summer. Her future plans are
to attend Edison and become a
nurse. Also to get married and
start a family.

Laura E. Serrano
daughter of Yo-
landa and Gil-
berto Serrano,
enjoys listen-
ing to music,
dancing, mov-
ies, spending
time with fam-
ily and friends. She attends Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic
Church. Laura plans to spend
time 'with friends and family this
summer and to look for a job.
Her future plans are to go to High
Tech Central to study cosmetol-

Scott J. Sloan
Scott is the
son of Jim and
Kathy Sloan. At
LHS he was on
the golf team,
math team,
Academic Club,
Mu Alpha The-
ta, Key Club,
football, track, band (drum-
mer), drum captain 2008. He is
also in the CMUMC praise band
and a referee for youth soccer.
His hobby is playing golf. Scott's
summer and future plans are to
attend USF St. Petersburg.

Mariela S. Soto
daughter ' of
Mario Soto and
Gloria Soto,
was in Allied
Heath Careers
at LHS. She en-
joys exercising
and watching
movies. She is a member of Our
Lady Queen of Heaven Catho-
lic Church and she works after
school. Mariela's summer plans
are to go .to Mexico for three
weeks and hanging out with
friends. Her future plans are to
attend Edison and she will see
what life is expecting from her.

/ Brittny N. Stanford
Brittny, daughter of Shirley
Stanford, transferred to LHS in
2006, coming from Immokalee
High School. While in school she
played softball and golf. Brittny
enjoys playing softball and hav-
ing fun with family and friends.
She attends First Baptist Church
of Immokalee and plays in the
LaBelle women's softball league.
This summer Brittny plans to
work and save money. Her future
plans are to attend USFE and get a
degree in business.

Maranda E. Steed
daughter of Su-
san and Benny
was in FFA and
high school
rodeo while at
LHS. She enjoys
the rodeo, hunt-
ing, fishing, and partying. She at-
tends the Alva United Methodist
Church and is in 4-H. Maranda's
summer and future plans are to
work at TLC Silt Fence and go to
school to shoe horses.

Holly Lynn Stevenson
Holly, daugh-
ter of Annette
and Malcolm
Spargo, was on
AB honor roll
and had perfect
attendance. She
enjoys playing
basketball and
volleyball, listening to the radio,
watching TV, karaoke, and swim-
ming. Holly plans to relax, have
fun and prepare for college this
summer. Her future plans are to
take the 2 years at Edison and
then get a bachelor's degree in
interior design.

Christina Marie Suarez
daughter of
Orestes and
Suzette Suarez,
was in Allied
Health Careers
and Student
Wellness Com-
mittee at LHS.
She enjoys spending time with
family and friends and that is her
plans for the summer. Christina
plans to attend FIU in Miami to
get a degree in pediatric nursing.
Savannah Swann
daughter of
Tammy and
Doug Swann,
was in high
school rodeo.
Her summer
plans are to
travel :to Farm-
ington, New
Mexico for the National High
School Rodeo Finals. She also
plans to rodeo a lot while she is
out west. Her plans are to attend
Howard Texas College on the full
rodeo scholarship that she has
and then transfer to a university
after she gets her AA Rodeo Pro.
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Cristobal Tamayo
Cristobal, son
of Rafael and
Maria Tamayo,
enjoys custom-
izing cars, rac-
ing, drawing,
and has a My
Space passion.
He is also a team
tuner. This summer Cristobal
plans to buy a 240SX, go to race
in Sebring rh time attack events
and work. His future plans are to
go to Lee Vo Tech for auto me-
.chanics, open a shop.

Nicholas T. Tanner
son of Scott and
Winn Tanner,
played football
and baseball at
LHS. He enjoys
halo and hang-
ing out with
friends. Nicholas
plans to have fun this summer
and play Halo. His future plans
are to attend FSU an then con-
tinue through medical school to
become a plastic surgeon.

Deric Taylor
Deric is the
son of Jason
and Dana Smith,
and Eric and
Selena Taylor.
He entered LHS
in 2007, coming
from Crystal Riv-
er High School.
Deric enjoys music, going to
concerts, cars, drawing and art,
hockey, and riding dirt bikes. His
plans for the summer are to move
to Ft. Myers, work and enjoy be-
ing 18 and out of school. Deric is
currently attending Lee Vo Tech
in the mechanics program and
interning at Acura. He hopes to
complete the program and stay
on with Acura and be the best at
what he does.

Kelli Jean Taylor
Kelli, daugh-
ter of Steve and
Dianna Taylor,
was in Health (
Careers 'Class
and was a varsi-
ty football man- /
ager. She enjoys
hanging out
with friends and
going to the mudhole. She at-
+ tends-Christ Central and the Bull-
pit Outreach Ministries, and has
been in 4-H for 10 years. Kelli's
plans for the summer are to go
the mudhole, to New York, and
work. Her future plans are to at-
-tend Edison to become an EMT.

Jania L.. Thompson
Jania is the
daughter of
Dale and Alma
Thompson. At
LHS she was in
student govern-
ment sophomoree
class represen-
tative), senior
class secretary, powerlifting (1),
health careers, cheerleading (1)

JV basketball (1), varsity basket-
ball (3), track (4), senior Febru-
ary student of the month. Jania
enjoys working, and spending
time with friends and family. Her
plans are to travel in between
taking classes during the sum-
mer. Jania's future plans are to
become a pediatric nurse.

Dana E. Thorpe
Dana ,
daughter of
Dorothy Thor-
pe, enjoys
hanging out
with friends,
listening to
music, work-
ing out and just
having fun. Her
summer plans are to become a
certified nursing assistant, get a
job and have fun before college
starts. Dana plans to go to Edi-
son for 2 years, then transfer to
a university. She is planning on
becoming a certified nurse anes-

Christopher J. Torrelli
Christopher, son of Jose Tor-
relli, was in baseball and power-
lifting at LHS. Weightlifting is his
hobby. This summer Christopher
plans to compete in local power-
lifting and body building compe-
titions. His future plans are to go
to Edison and get an AA degree,
transfer to FGCU and get a degree
in either business management
or marketing. He wants to open
up a natural vitamin and supple-
ment store and get a pro-card for
body building.

Jaime Trejo
Jaime, son
of Eduardo and
Cornelia Trejo,
entered LHS in
2006, coming
from Immoka-
lee High School.
In school he was
in powerlifting.
He enjoys playing music and
going out. Jaime plans to go to
Mexico this summer. His future
plans are to go to Edison for ac-
counting and High Tech Central
for body shop.

Jacklyn R. Tyler
Jackie, daughter of David and
Edna Tyler, was in powder puff at
LHS. She enjoys riding 4-wheel-
ers, fishing, hunting, riding
horses and spending time with
friends and family. She attends
the Lighthouse Holiness Church,
and is in the 4-H Country Club
(Lee County). Jackie plans to go
to Georgia this summer. Her fu-
ture plans are to go to college for
criminal justice.


Daisy I. Vargas
Daisy is the
daughter of
Adela and Da-
mian Vargas.
She was in Na-
tional Honor
Society (3) and
soccer (2). She
enjoys jogging,
dancing, listening to music, and
hanging out with Geneva. Daisy

has worked with her parents at
the flea markets since she was
3 years old. She plans to attend
Florida International University
during-the summer. She wants to
keep attending FIU and attain a
BA in international business.

Everaldo E. Valenzuela
Everaldo is the son of Placido
and Rodelia Valenzuela. His hob-
by is playing football.

Guadalupe A. Vasquez
daughter of
Adam and Re-
beca Vasquez,
was on the
soccer team at
LHS. She enjoys
talking on the
phone, fishing,
playing soccer, dancing, having
fun and going to quinceneras.
Guadalupe plans to go to Mexico
this summer, or stay here, have
fun and spend time with her
family. Her future plans are to go
to college to study to become a
psychiatrist for children. Then
maybe settle down and have a


Brandon L. Weeks
Brandon, son of Kathy Haber-
korn and Edward Haberkorn,
was in wrestling (2). His hobby is
.boxing. Brandon's summer plans
are to work, save up and move
out. His future plans are to start
his dad's old business. Be rich.

Christopher P. Wegscheid
son of Scott and
Susan Wegsc-
heid, was in golf,
Key Club, and
honors classes
at LHS. He en-
joys playing mu-
sic, e.g. guitar,
piano, vocals, and drums. He
attends Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church. Christopher'
summer plans are to move up to
FSU in June for summer classes.
His future plans are to get his
doctorate in music theory and
become a professor at FSU.

Jessica A. West
daughter of
Christine and
Tommy West,
entered LHS in
2006, coming
from Riverdale
High School
She enjoys read-
ing and hanging out with friends.
This summer Jessica plans to
work and hang out with friends.
Her future plans are to go to Edi-
son and then to FGCU to pursue
a career in early childhood edu-

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Wendy L. Whiddon
daughter of
Christina Da-
vidson and Stu-
art Whiddon, 3
entered LHS
in 2006, com-
ing from Moore
Haven High
School. She enjoys muddin' and
hanging out with friends. Wen-
dy's summer plans are to keep
going to Edison to become a hy-
Keith White
Keith, son of
Tanya Sanders
and KeithWhite,
Sr., entered LHS
in 2008, coming
from Dunbar
High School.
While in school
he was on the
honor roll, football team at Fort
Myers High, and mock trial. Keith,
a/k/a J Kreep, enjoys football,
basketball, cards and weightlift-
ing. His plans for the summer
is trips to California and Atlanta,
move, and job hunt. His future
plans are thoughts of FAMU, job
already acquired, leisure time.

Coby M. Wilkins
Coby, son of
Julie and Wayne
Wilkins, enjoys
riding 4-wheel-
ers, hunting,
fishing, mud-
din', hanging
out with friends
music, and play-
ing video games. His summer
plans are to work for his dad, join
LaBelle VFD, go to fire school and
hang out with friends. Coby's fu-
ture plans 'are to go to Edison,
join the Coast Guard, study fire
fighting and become a full-time

Ladeidre Williams
Ladeidre, daughter of Willena
and Melvin Thomas, played bas-
ketball at LHS. She enjoys bas-
ketball and attends New Bethel
Church. This summer. Ladeidre
plans to visit her aunt. Her future
plans are to go to college.

Christopher Wills
Chris, son
of Mitchell and
Tina Wills, Was
in football (3)
and powerlift-
ing (3) while at
LHS. He enjoys
lifting weights
and hanging
out. This summer Chris plans to
party. His future plans are to at-
tend Edison.

Christi Nicole Wilson
daughter of
Jeff and Sharon
Wilson, played
tennis while at
LHS. She en-
joys shopping
and going to the
beach. She at-
tends Mt. Zion and Christ Central
churches. This summer Christi
plans to go on a road trip and go
to the beach. Her future plans are

to become a neo-natal nurse af-
ter she attends college.

Jessica B. W
daughter of
Randy and Shel-
ley Wimberly,
enjoys muddin'
and going to
Palmdale. Her
future plans are
to go to college.

daughter of
Robin Santin
and Tony Win-
ters, entered
LHS I 2007,
coming from
Riverdale High
School. She en-
joys going to the beach, hang-
ing out with friends, learning
new things, talking, and getting
her nails done. Shanna's sum-
mer plans are to work, go to the
beach, and get her own house.
Her future plans are to go to col-
lege to work in a hospital and
maybe as secondary to beauty
school for cosmetology. And be

Robert D. Woodward, Jr
David, son
of David and
Fonda Wood-
ward, was in
SWAT (1), La-
Belle Star (1)
and bible study
(1) while at
LHS. He enjoys
playing drums for his band, foot-
ball, writing and recording mu-
sic, producing small demos for
local artists. He is the drummer
for Christ Central of LaBelle and
a counselor in/out of.church for

needy people. David's summer
plans are to play shows with his
band and to excel in music pro-
duction and record labels. His fu-
ture plans are to get a degree in
music, engineer a music produc-
tion, and continue to excel with
his band.


Mario A. Zavala
Mario, son
of Mario Za-
vala and Maria
Zavala, played
soccer (2) at
LHS. He enjoys
playing soccer
and watching
TV. He attends
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cath-
olic Church. Mario's plan for the
summer is to work. His future
plans are to go to college.

Iliana G. Zelaya
Iliana is the
daughter of Ol-
ivia and Arcan-
gel Zelaya. At
LHS she played
soccer (3), ten-
nis (1), and Key
Club (1). She
enjoys playing
sports, listening and dancing
to music, singing and spending
time with friends and family. This
summer Iliana plans to enjoy the
summer with her family and pre-
pare for college. Her future plans
are to go to Edison and get an AA
before transferring to a university.
She plans to work really hard to
meet all her goals and plans.

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Hendry Regional Medical hires interim CFO

Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter has hired a new Chief Finan-
cial Officer - Jon McMillan. Jon
has been serving as the hospital's
interim CFO since November of
2007. He recently accepted the
CFO position on a permanent
basis. Jon comes to Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center with many
years of hospital financial leader-
ship experience. He has worked
in both large medical centers and
community hospitals. Jon, has
extensive financial management
experience in critical access hos-
After assisting an Indiana hos-
pital in becoming the second hos-
pital in the state to be designated
as a Critical Access Hospital, Jon
consulted with many of Indiana's
other small hospitals so they too
could qualify as Critical Access

submitted photo
Jon McMillan.

Jon started his medical career
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis,
Florida, where he worked for 12
years. After leaving JFK, he joined
a for-profit healthcare organiza-

tion in Jupiter, Florida, as the'
National Director of Accounting.
While there, he traveled exten-
sively and advised the corpora-
tion-owned hospitals on methods
to improve financial performance
and profitability. In 1988, he
teamed up with the administra-
tive staff at Everglades Memorial
Hospital in Pahokee, Florida as
the Vice-President and CFO. Leav-
ing Florida for 11 years, he joined
the St. Vincent Health System in
Indianapolis and was the CFO of
one of the system's Critical Access
Hospitals. During this time, he
also served a duel role as the hos-
pital's Interim CEO. Jon was later
recruited by QHR, and became
the CFO at Littleton Regional Hos-
pital in Littleton, New Hampshire.
While at Littleton, Jon also served
an interim role as CEO. He chose

to relocate to Hendry Regional
Medical Center in November
2007, as the interim CFO. Jon also
has experience in capital funding,
hospital expansion, and has been
involved in many change man-
agement activities throughout his
healthcare career. He also brings
.with him many years experience
in the preparation of Medicare
Cost Reports and financial over-
view of Rural Health Clinics.
Jon earned his undergraduate
degree in Accounting from Florida
Atlantic University in Boca Raton,
Florida. During his working career
in Indiana, he earned his MBA
from Indiana Weslyan University.
Jon is an advanced member of
the Healthcare Financial Manage-
ment Association and is also a
member of the American College
of Health Care Executives.

Goodwill welcomes new chair, three new board members

North Fort Myers- Goodwill
Industries of Southwest Florida,
Inc. (www.goodwillswfl.org) is
pleased to announce that board
member Raymond T. Holland
has been elected as the Chairman
of the Board. Holland assumes
the role of Chairman of the Board
from George T. (Pat) Mann, Jr.,
who remains on the board.
Holland has been part of the
Goodwill board of directors since
1996, and most recently served as
the board's Vice Chairman.
Tom Feurig, President/CEO of
Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida, stated, "Raymond Hol-
land brings excellent leadership
to the Goodwill board, as well as
a strong commitment to the com-
munities that Goodwill serves."
Holland currently serves as
Area President for Collier and
Hendry Counties at Florida Com-
munity Banks, Inc., where he has
been employed since 1994. He
has been a banking and finance
professional for more than 35
years. Holland holds a B.S. in
Business Administration from
Tennessee Technological Univer-
sity, and studied at the Graduate
School of Banking of the South at



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Submitted photo
Pictured from left: Raymond Holland with President/CEO Tom Feurig and outgoing Chairman
George T. (Pat) Mann, Jr.

Louisiana State University.
Goodwill also welcomes three
new members to its board of di-
rectors: Sherri Denning, George
C. Richards, and Robert M. Arnall,

whose father, Dr. Robert Arnall, tors this
retired from the board of direc- service.

month after 23 years of

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You're on a roll now, graduates! This special time in your
life is just the start of many more good things to come.
As you move forward toward new experiences,
challenges and achievements, we wish you good luck,
good health and much happiness.

Congratulations and best wishes to all of our area grads!

From all of us at

Randy's Garage, Inc.

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Marinez Mears

16 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ford scholarship

awarded to Moore i 1

Haven senior

Thomas Pell, a 2008 graduate
of Moore Haven HS FFA, has been
awarded a $1,000 scholarship by
Langford Ford Inc. and Ford Mo-
tor Company. Thomas' parents
are Lydia Pell and James Pell of
Moore Haven. Thomas plans to
study Agricultural Business Man-
agement at Indian River Commu-
nity College.
Phillip Cosby is Advisor of the
Moore Haven High School FFA
Chapter. Thomas is ranked ninth
in his class of 34 and has a GPA
of 3.3.
The scholarship is one of 600
scholarships awarded by Ford
Division, Ford Motor Company
Fund and the Ford Dealers to FFA
members who are high school se-
niors planning to attend college in
the fall of 2008, as well as current
collegiate students. This program
is part of a much larger commit-
ment of $1 million dollars to the
National FFA Foundation.
These scholarships are being
awarded on behalf of individual
participating Ford Dealers. Ad-
ditionally, five $1,000 national
scholarships are being awarded
on behalf of Ford Motor Company.
The Built Ford Tough Trucks/FFA
Scholarship Program is designed
to recognize FFA members' tal-
ents and accomplishments while
encouraging their future academ-
ic achievements. Built Ford Tough
Trucks and Ford Motor Company
and Ford Fund sponsor these
scholarships as a special project
of the National FFA Foundation.
Langford Ford Inc. of LaBelle
is proud to support FFA and the
Built Ford Tough Trucks/FFA

ScHolarship Program. Ford has
supported the National FFA Foun-
dation since the first F-Series truck
was introduced in 1948, and has
sponsored the Built Ford Tough
collegiate scholarship program
since 1997. The program, equally
funded by Ford Motor Company
and Ford dealers, has awarded
more than $3 million in schol-
arships to more than 3,000 FFA
members. Ford knows the value
of hard work, and believes that
hard work should be .rewarded.
That's why Ford has increased
the Built Ford Tough Trucks/FFA
Scholarship Fund each year since
its inception. Educating aspir-
ing young people to become the
leaders of tomorrow is just an-
other way of ensuring a success-
ful future.
The National FFA Organization,
formerly known as the Future
Farmers of America, is a national
youth organization of 500,823
student members - all preparing
for leadership and careers in the
science, business and technology
of agriculture - as part of more
than 7,200 local FFA chapters in
all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands. The National FFA
Organization changed to its pres-
ent name in 1988, in recognition
of the growth and diversity of ag-
riculture and agricultural educa-
tion. The FFA mission is to make
a positive difference in the lives
of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career suc-
cess through agricultural educa-
tion. Visit www.ffa.org for more

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pat Langford, left, of Langford Ford presented Thomas Pell, a
2008 graduate of Moore Haven HS FFA, with a $1,000 schol-
arship by Langford Ford Inc. and Ford Motor Company as
Phillip Cosby, Advisor of the Moore Haven High School FFA
Chapter looks on.

INI/Ashley Smith
Local beauty queen, Jena McDuffie, of LaBelle, competed
for the state title of Miss Florida Teen USC Sunday, May 25
and was crowned the new winner. In winning the title, she
received a four-year, $10,000 scholarship to Nova Univer-
sity and paid entry to nationals, which will take place in
Utah in August. Ms. McDuffie also holds the title of Miss
US South Florida Teen.

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A: Working for Siemens
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largest corporations in the world, taught me how
to successfully manage large budgets; gave me
international experience; and instilled in me a
need for conservative fiscal spending. This train-
ing gave me the confidence to start my own con-
tracting and A/C business. Hendry County needs
someone who has both corporate and:business
experience. They are totally different in what they
demand and offer. It is time to run our county as
though it was a business.


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better way to do it than with the love of children. Dr. Robert Egley, Principal of Clewiston High School helps Maria Rodri-
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terested in either position, please submit a letter of interest and
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415*
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Are you paying too
much for cable tv?
Call Mike at SkyTalk to save
25-50% off your cable bill.

Is Now Open & accepting
applications. 24hr &
weekend daycare in a
loving home environment.
State Reg #R20HE002.
Call (863)612-0366.

Office or Home .
Low prices - 7 days/week
Dependable & Reliable
Please call:
863-517-0461 or
Sharon or Ashley

Buying a car? Look in the
classifeds. Selling a
car? Look In the dcassl-


20x30x12 $4300. 25x40x14
$6890. 30x50x14 $7900.
35x56x16 $11,500.
40x60x16 $14,900.
50x140x19 $41,600.
60x100x18 $32,800. Pio-
neer since

Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
PIECES (6) - Formica, sizes
range from 11-31 inches.
$25 takes all. 863-763-1997
ROOF SHEETING - 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
takes all. (863)612-6575
SERVICE BOX - Inside service
box, 150 amp, complete.
$125 (863)612-6575
STEEL POLES (22) 9 Ft. x 4".
$660 for all, or best offer.
Will sep. (863)675-8204
Ft. +/-. Used. $800 for all,
or best offer. Will sep.

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
& beautiful, with furniture.
Pd. $125, asking $45. Call
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
TOUCH SWING - asking $70
in excellent condition
'PLAYPEN - new, asking $50

Maternity Clothes- Pants,
skirts, tops, dresses, medi-
um and large $50 or will
separate (863)763-7609
Nursing Scrubs- Tops and
Pants, med. and large, varie-
ty of colors, $60 or will sep-
arate (863)763-7609
PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
ately. (863)675-2804
beautiful, may be altered, pd
$989, sell for $400.
brand new, may be altered if
needed, pd $1189, sell for
$400. (863)697-9613

(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
Ft. Pierce.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$60 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681

BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35
(863)763-7355 will deliver

FIREPLACE - Brand new, with
heater insert . $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg

Furitre 61

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture . 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

18,000 btu/hr, 220v, still in
box, never opened, has re-
mote.$375 (863)357-6175

Fish Scaler-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver
Foot powered, $50. Call

works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator,' stove,
microwave and dishwasher
$1000 (863)763-2208
MICROWAVE - Stainless Steel,
Large. Like new $75
w/ice maker, GE electric
stove. Exc. cond. $350. Will
separate. (863)517-0244
WASHER & DRYER - Kenmore
90 series, top loading wash-
er. $150 will sep-or best of-
fer (863)517-1358
WASHER - Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

TANNING BED -'06/'07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
$1500 (863)517-1965
When you want something
sold, advertise In the


SOFA SLEEPER - Great condi-
tion, nothing wrong with it-
just need space. $40 or best
offer. (863)801-1551
TABLES - 4 pc. Set - Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $150 or
best offer. (863)610-0685
TABLES - Coffee & 2 End,
Glass w/ cherry wood. $150
mattresses are in excellent
condition. $200 or best offer

GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
Charger. $999
GOLF CLUBS - Complete set.
New condition. $200

CIAL asking $275
HANDGUN - Rueger Super
Red Hawk, 454 casull, 7.5"
barrel, stainless steel. $600
neg or trade (772)216-2493
LLAMA 380 - Small 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.
$125 (863)261-7342

White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,-
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
dian, turquoise & coral, ster-
ling silver, $450 or best

and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250

Goes over bed, tilt for stor-
age, 30x47" Height. $85
(863)763-5500 Okee
TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
cellent condition, $650 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEEL CHAIR - Electric, $300
or best offer. (863)675-8402
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.


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
steel, $900. (863)447-1624
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
Beer Keg Cookers- 1 full, 1/2,
1/4 burner, tank, table, uten-
sils, $100 (863)946-9145
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
chargeable (EAR PIECE),
Samsung, with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Water Softener- 2 yrs. old, in-
cludes 1/2 hp Gould's pump;
salt tank and carbon filtration
tank $500 (863)467-0128
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
Call 863-467-5299

keys with stand, like new,
$120 (863)763-1878
DRUM SET - Tama $250
120 watt, 3 channel $300 or
best offer(863)763-1878
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
UPRIGHT PIANO - Antique in
beautiful condition. $700 or
free to a church(w/tax free
docs) (863)763-6140

BEAGLE - 6 mos old, female,
tri-color, all shots up to date.
$150 (863)673-0014

Bird cage- large, green, play
top, comes with cockatiel
$150 or best offer
- 12 weeks old, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, to good homes only.
Colby Pitt Bull- male, 1 yr. old,
needs fenced yard, shots, to
a good home only, $250 or
best offer (863)532-8209
DOG BOX - 2 Bay, Conduit
Diamond Plate. $400 or pos-
sible trade for smaller box.
DOG PEN - 10x10, chain link,
brand new, exc. cond., $200
or best offer. (863)763-3822
or (863)634-9945
good home only, female, 1
1/2 yrs. old, spayed, also 2
cats. (239)690-1229
Rabbits For Sale- 5 total
$35 or will separate
RING NECK Doves-normal,
tan, blonde. 2 males, 3 fe-
males. $45.00 for all. La-
Belle (863) 675-2541 days

POOL - Sand 'n Sun, 10x2/2',
cover, pump, filter, easy set
up,. $75/neg. Call
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

Wild Blue, $150 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7854

tom rod, 65 Bait Runner on
7' custom rod, new,
$450/neg. 863-824-766.

CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
$100 (863)801-3885
Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr
old, biggest & best in series.
$398 (678)791-2737

works, good. $50
TV - 57" Sony, Perfect condi-
tion w/remote. $650
Tick.e0?. 72.''

NASCAR Brickyard 400 tick-
ets 2 race, Paddock Penths.,
B-17 Row A, seats 11-12,
$317 Firm 302-653-7233.

phase. $200 (863)467-5401
w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft
hose, moving, must sell.
$175 (863)634-2154
120/240. $2500
(863)234-1230 or
GENERATOR - Electric 17,500
watt. Brand new! Never
used. Mounted on utility trail,
er. $2900 (863)946-0989
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
leave message please

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, May 29, 2008

VACCUM - Kirby with all at-
tachments. $100
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, ts time
to look for a helper In
the classifieds.



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce . 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn K Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490

Field Run

Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, rides well, $550
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109

1BR, family rm.,
marine view, furn.
2BR - Upstairs
Furnished, $153,000
2BR Villa - marine
new all new,
Willard Realty
TOWNHOUSE - 3 br 2.5 ba,
brand new appliances, W/D,
carpeted, gated. $1300/mo

NICE NEW HOME - 3 br, 2 ba,
quiet area. $900/mo. or
roommate for $550/mo.

#1 Riverfront Home
471 Old CR 78
Newly refurbished
3 bedrooms -2 baths.
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & /4 acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last &1 mo.
security required
Call Broker - Owner
(863)675-3433 or
Move into your dream
home tomorrow!
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
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


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

City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $700/mo. Inclds
all until's, satellite tv, wireless
internet. (239)370-8532
2ba, 1ba Duplex, 171 &
173 Martin St. $650/mo.
Call 863-655-6500

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

ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
50" cut, Dixie Chopper &
trailer, $5000
Lawn Sweeper- Huskee,
17 cubic foot
New $250, Asking $100
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher. Yellow &
- reerr.-$60 863)6834'8e80'
Snapper, 42" & 30", $850
will. sell separately.
(863)517-2077 (LaBelle)
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.
TORO ZTR '02 - 42" cut,
16.5hp, good condition, very
clean, $2000

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127

$200 or best offer. Call
evenings (863)675-4098

BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, Wood. $250
Bombay Furniture- Cherry,
Twin bed mattress set,
Chest, Night Stand, $250 or
best offer (863)763-5876
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
$600. (863)675-3016
BUNK BED - wooden, with
desk and 4 drawer dresser, 2
mattreses, 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
67"x19.5"x31", solid wood,
$50. (863)357-9947
COUCH - Full size, Floral de-
sign. $175 (863)675-2804
top w/ stainless steel bot-
tom. $50 (863)467-9892
DINING TABLE - Solid pine
trestle w/4 upholstered
chairs & 1 bench. $80
53" W x 45" H, 4 shelves,
holds 27" TV. $50
Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle Wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$150 Call 863-634-4202
'holds up to 60" TV, dark wal-
nut finish, w/compartments,
$400. (863)697-2032
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71,4 drawers and
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208
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
covered. $100 or best offer
SLEEPER SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
$90 (863)214-3850
SOFA & CHAIR - leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
(863)675-4098 evenings
SOFA BED - Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100
Find It master. Sel It soon-
er In the classlfleds


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area. Office experience


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Vehicle and Equipment park-
ing in LaBelle 239-633-0744

The newest storage facility
just 4 mi west of LaBelle
on Hwy 80.
*AC & non AC units,
*all sizes available.
*Alarmed units.
*Security cameras.
*On site manager.
*Area completely fenced.
5775 State Rd 80., LaBelle

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

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OWNER: TX-Fort Worth/DFW
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$800 & $650/mo
plus utilities
References Req'd.
Willard Realty

PORT LABELLE - 2 br, 2 ba,
new apple, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, furn.
$145,000 (863)675-3010

Houses -Sale 102

New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29'
South LaBelle

Auction 364� acres - divid-
ed. Saturday, June 14,
10a.m. Hunting, fishing,
pond, merchantable timber.
Great homesites. Rowell
Auctions, Inc.
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$1000 down, $155 per month,
Owner financed

$89,900. New 22x20 coun-
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acres. Potential to subdivide.
Near FL/GA border -90 min-
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CABIN KIT Only $89,900.
2128 sf log home kit &
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Prime AL location-minutes
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water, utilities. The finest in
waterfront living for the dis-
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nancing in years! Call now
800)564-5092, ask for x

Coastal Georgia- Gated Golf/
Waterfront Community locat-
ed between Savannah and
St. Simons Island. Fitness
Center, nature trails, tennis,
boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC-
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The Hendry County Housing Authorty has developed it's FY 2008 Streamlined Annu-
al Plan in Accordance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Respon-
sibilrly Act of 1998 and PIH Notice 2003-21. In addition, the Hendry County
Housing Authority has revised it's Section 8 Administrative Plan. The FY 2008
Streamlined Annual Plan and Supporting Documents as well as the revised Ad-
ministrative plan will be atthe following locations for review and comment for 45
days starting June 6, 2008.

Clewiston Satellite Complex
Social Services Office
100 East ElPaso
Clewiston, Florida 33440
(863) 983-1469

Hendry County Government Complex
Social Services Office
165 South Lee Street
Labelle, Forida 33935
(863) 675-5356

On July 22 2008, after the 45 day comment period, the Hendry County Board of
County Commissionets will hold a public hearing at 5:00 PM for public comment
and approval at the following location:
Hendry County Court House located at 25 East Hickpochee Avenue Labelle, Hendry
County Board of County Commissioners board room, first foor.
The Hendry County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employee and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age or handi-
capped status in employment or for the provision of services.
275532 CB/CN 5/29;6/4/08
There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeing held on Wednesday, June
11, 2008 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in the Commis-
sioners Board Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-522 or (863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which.record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
275584 CB/CGS 5/29/08

Grand Opening Sale! Satur-
day, May 31st! 1+ acre lake
access just $29,900- in-
cludes FREE boat slips! On
160,000 acre recreational
lake in Kentucky. Save
$5000 GUARANTEED! Prime
dockable lakefront available.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Be 1st to see! Call
now (800)704-3154, x1825.
$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
(888)792-5253, x.1850.
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
cabin shell-on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535.

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homcs - Reat 2015
Mobile Homes * Sale 2020

ba, on Dolly St. $135/wk +
electric & sec dep of $500
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
*LABELLE : 2br single wide,
Remodeled. Oak trees. $150
weekly. 863-673-5704
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
8am-8pm (863)673-4328
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


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CASA MOVIL 3/2 bans,
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 traila nueva de zona
3 para mas information
lame 863-675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
% acre lot. $79,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
approval. 675-8888
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
at 673-4325
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
89,900. Llama
REDUCED! $115,000
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
or 863-675-4709
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
.Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835

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
(863) 675-8888
Used 3/2 Zone III DW $39,900
on your lot or ours. Very low
down payment, easy credit
approval 863-675-8888
WHY RENT...When you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888


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

bottom, w/trailer, 17ft x 8ft,
31 .hp, Briggs Go-Devil.
$3500 (772)216-5541
BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good .cond.
$2000 (863)697-0398
BASS TRACKER - 17', w/40hp
& trailer, newly tuned up,
water pump, runs great,
$2850. (239)707-7097
150hp, for parts, no propel-
ler, $100. (863)763-1370
w/tractor tires, 6 ton rearend,
straight 6 chevy eng.,
$3000. (239)707-7097,

COACHMAN RV '75 - 1 ton, 23
ft, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
orig mi, runs good. $1000
ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
HITCH - Reese, for 5th Wheel.
$200 (863)467-2139
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
sleeps 2, new fires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
$300. (863)805-2869

BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $430
nized w/ tandem axles.
Your new home could be
In today's papep. Have
you looked for It?.

1200 Sportster. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107
MINI CHOPPER - Pace, 48cc
gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,
New paint, battery w/charg-
er. $400 (863)763-3551
MOTOR SCOOTER '05 - Belair,
black & white w/retro '60's
stylings, 4 stroke, 150cc,
auto. $895 (863)467-0085

Mossy Oak Camo, large,
with goggles, never used
$100 (863)885-1172
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
(863)673-2388 Clewiston
'00 - 4x4, low hours, needs
*some TLC, ready to ride.
$2000 neg (863)673-4594
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. '$1600
YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trlr.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730

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Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the following petitions on June 11, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the
application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application
for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on July 22,2008,
at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave,
LaBelle, Florida.
Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may
be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All advertised public hearings are subject to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, which states that
anyone desiring to appeal decisions made by the Local Planning Agency and/or the Board of
County Commissioners of Hendry County may be required to furnish a verbatim (word for word)
record of the proceedings that includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Petition Number: RZ07-0012
Applicant: Collins Disposal, Inc., represented by H.L. Bennett, P.L.S, PE.
Location: 191 North SR 29, Felda, Fl
Property size: 2 acres
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow a residence and operation of a
waste disposal company including repair shop, outside storage of equipment,
and an office.
Legal description of subject property:


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Petition Number: RZO7-0013
Applicant:. Hipolito and Humberto Salinas, represented by H.L. Bennett, PL.S., RE.


4923, 4951, 4971, and 4981 West SR 80, LaBelle, Fl 33935

Property size: 4.20 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow'a residence, operation of a
trucking business, and various high intensity commercial uses.
Legal description of subject property:

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Petition Number: SE08-0004
Applicant: J & D of LaBelle, LLF DBA Port LaBelle Inn, represented by Richard and Dottie
Location: 41563 Oxbow Dr., LaBelle, Fl 33935
Property size: 45.00 acres +/-


The applicant is requesting a special exception to allow an addition to the
current sign structure located in Hendry County right-of-way.

Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency

Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners



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

1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, runs great,
drives great, blue & tan,
$3750 (863)467-8959
CHEVY CAMARO '94 - Black, t
tops, alum whls, V6, auto,
32 mpg, a/c, runs great.
$2950 (863)532-9494
needs starter, exhaust, body
& int. repairs, new trans,
$3.000. (772)528-6698
miles, everything works,
$3000. (863)673-3314
FORD FOCUS, '02 - auto, cold
a/c, 4 dr., runs great,
35mpg, $4900.
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$3500 (772)475-3191
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier,
leather seats, loaded, red,
$3000 firm (863)763-5005
MUSTANG '93 - World class
T5 trans, all in working or-
der, no noise or shift prob-
lems. $400 (863)634-5742
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $7501 94
Toyota Camry $7501 For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext

SATURN 1994 - 4 Dr., Ma-
roon, Auto., Low miles. All
new parts. $800 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0685

lectible, $2500.
863-234-1226 or

CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK, '88 - no
title, no motor or trans, body
in great shape, $400 or best
offer. (561)449-1559
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.,
$4,000. (863)634-5742

EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
GOLF CART - EZ Go Club, gas
powered, with roof &, cub
carder, $1700.

HITCH - Class II for Kia Sedo-
na '02 - '05, includes all at-
tachments. $150 or best
offer. (863)357-7747.
'86 - 5.0 motor & trans.
$500 (863)612-1003
MOTOR & TRANS - Chevy '96-
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles.
$1500 for both, will separ-
ate. (863)801-3885
NERF BARS - For Jeep Wran-
gler, new In box, fits '87-'95.
$225 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
gle alloy rims, Nitto tires,
$250. (863)634-9696

RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good
condition. $1000
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi-
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150
parts, $125 or best offer.
TIRE - 1 Wild Country radial
RVT, M+S, 35 by
12.50/R16 .SLT, good tread.
TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P
Zero 360/710/R17, brand
new. $500 or best offer.
Edition fiberglass w/split
door, fits Chevy Long bed.
$400 neg (863)634-7230
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 % TON, '75 - runs
good, drives good, $1,500.
(954)914-2423 anytime
CHEVY 1500 PU '95 - has 6"
lift, 33" tires, needs minor in-
terior work, $2500
DODGE TRUCK '84 - 235 6
cyl, 4 spd, runs good, new
clutch, shocks, distr, alter &
univ. $1250 (863)763-3669
FORD F100, '77 - runs great,
asking $800.
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
(863)983-6550 Clewiston
FORD F150 '96 - 4x4, body
good shape, runs good,
$2500 or best offer
(863)674-1333/ 675-1115

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 F350 '94 - 4x4, 6.4 die-
sel, XLT, white, full FabTech
upgrade, Pioneer Z1 stereo,
DVD, GPS, too many up-
grades to list. $32,450
FORD RANGER '98 - Single
cab, cold a/c & cd player,
must sell. $2200 or best of-
fer (863)673-0528
GMAC PICKUP, '64 - needs
motor work, body in great
shape, $300.

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.
$1500. 863-234-1226 or

How fast can yor cap
go? It can go even faster
when you sel It In the

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-
fer. (239)986-0296

'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200
'92 - With TV, VCR, A/C.
$3450 (863)447-9127

Public Nolices

Public Notice . 5005
State Public �
Legal Notice 5500

FIRST BANK will auction
the following item:
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4
Truck with 81,005 miles. The auc-
ton will be held on Friday June 13
2008 at 5pm at the parking lotof
First Bank, located at 300 East Sug-
adand Hwy., Clewiston.
tem will g to the highest andbest
bidder. Winning bidder must submit
a 20% cash deposit immediately
following the auction.
275231 CB/CN 5/296/5/08
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. Mav 29. 2008 at 5Z0 PM
at The Greentre South Community
Center at LaBelle, Forida, Hendry
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."


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Star Struck at L.E.S.

Stargazing Night Unites School and Community

LaBelle Elementary School
students were starry-eyed as they
gathered to.take a glimpse into
our skies Friday, May 16. This
group of young scientists spent
a night under the stars with their
parents and siblings.
"Stargazing Night is a culmina-
tion of a space unit we have been
working on," said Tina Hernan-
dez, fifth grade teacher. "It gives
kids an opportunity to really con-

nect with the content."
Students are invited to come
to the school for the nighttime
stargazing experience, which in-
cludes access to information on
celestial bodies. Students spent
the evening identifying constella-
tions, exploring, with telescopes
and digging deeper in the "Moon
Room." In this activity students
could gaze at a moon phase
simulator and interact with moon


Submitted photo/Lynsee M. Dicks
Stargazing from left: Rebecca Maciel, Norma Maciel and LES
Assistant Principal John Baker.

sand. Telescopes allow students
to study the moon and its terrain.
"Students come to share what
they have learned with parents
and other family members,"
said Tammy Bass, fourth grade
teacher. "It is a positive experi-
ence when the school and com-
munity meet on an occasion such
as this."
Equipment for this study is
made possible by a generous

grant from Bonita Bay Group. This
is the second year the CHAMPS
team has implemented the pro-
"Stargazing Night reminds
us that learning can be exciting.
Students really get motivated to
investigate deeper into the sub-
ject of space science," said Jada
Fleming, fourth grade teacher.
"We hope to continue this in the

Submitted photo/Lynsee M. Dicks
Teagan Harvey gets a boost up to the telescope's eye piece
from her mom, Margaret Harvey. Teagan is a member of the
LES Champs Team, made up of fourth and fifth graders. It
was all part of LES' second Stargazing Night May 16.

CR 720/Bee Branch River Bridge detour starts June 4

MUSE, FL (May 27, 2008)
- The two-lane bridge along
County Road 720 spanning the
Bee Branch River will be closed
Wednesday, June 4 and remain
closed until Monday, August 18.
The old bridge will be de-
molished and replaced with a
new, wider bridge scheduled to
open on or before the first day of
school, Monday, August 18.
While the Bee Branch River
Bridge 'is closed to traffic, motor-
ists traveling along CR 720 will
use a detour route to get from
one side of the river to the other.
The westbound detour route
+ from' CR 720 is Fernwood Road
(1 mile) to Crescent Acres Road
(3.5 miles) to State Road 78 (4.8
miles) to Kirby Road (.2 miles) to
Kirby Thompson Road (5 miles)
and back to westbound CR 720.
Motorists traveling east on CR
720 should follow Kirby Thomp-
son Road to Kirby Road to SR 78
to Crescent Acres Road to Fern-
wood Road in order to reach CR
720 on the east side of the river.
The $1.4 million Florida De-
partment of Transportation proj-
ect will build a48-foot-wide bridge
that will be open to trucks. The
old bridge, which prohibits truck
traffic, is about 20 feet wide.
Working in cooperation with
the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners and the
Glades County School Board, the
department has directed its con-
tractor, Pittsfield Construction,
Inc. to build the new bridge dur-
ing a 75-day period when school
is not in session.
In addition to a. newly con-
structed bridge, the project in-
cludes paved shoulders and sod-
ding on roadway approaches to
the bridge, new guardrails, new
signs and pavement markings.

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The two-lane bridge along
County Road 720 spanning
the Bee Branch River.
The map at left shows the de-
tour area.

Christ the King
Lutheran Church

Free Speech Free Alds.

Spring Special

Central Home Sales
All 2007 Homes At Invoice Price,
Cash Discounts for all Smithbilt.Sheds
Se Habla Espanol


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Fax: (863) 675-0852
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the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

Start your finalnial future with a solid strategy.
May your futures be full of good health, happiness.
success and prosperity.

Joe TImm
Financial Advisor
100 South Hall Street Suite B
La Belle, FL 33935

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9 a.m Sunday Worship
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1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
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