The Caloosa belle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027799/00102
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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Creation Date: June 5, 2008
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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

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At a Glance

Residential clean up
The second residential C&D
cleanup for unincorporated
county residents will be held
Saturday, June 21, from 8 am.
till noon. Drop off locations are
the Kountry Kubbard on SR
29S and the LaBelle Boat Ramp
on CR 78. Accepted items from
county residents are C&D de-
bris (wood, metal, plastic).
Business/commercial debris is
not accepted. For more infor-
mation call 863-675-5252.

SFWMD board to
meet in Fort Myers
The South Florida Water
Management District Govern-
ing Board will meet in work-
shop June 11 from 1-5 p.m.;
wi t the regular meeting June
12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Edison
Community College Building S
- Taenie Hall (Student Services
Areception follows the
workshop to meet the govern-
ing board members. Agendas
are posted on the SFWMD web
site 7 days prior to the meeting
date. See www.sfwmd.gov
The Governing Board sets
policy and direction for the
agency. The Board is com-
posed of 9 members who
reside within the 16-county
region of southern and central
Florida and are appointed by
the Governor.

Meet the candidates
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
Center. The forum starts at 7
p.m. Each candidate will have
the opportunity, to speak for
eight minutes.
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)
Candidates please RSVP by
June 15.

Humane Society:
Help homeless pets
People who love pets but
cannot adopt one for one
reason or another now have
another way to help. Caloosa
Humane Society has just add-
ed a feature to its pet list on
Petfinder.com called Sponsor
a Pet. With a simple click of
a button, a visitor can make a
donation to a pet's care. To see
pets available to sponsor, visit
If the pet chosen is no lon-
ger available for adoption or
receives numerous sponsor-
ships, The shelter will apply the
donations to ongoing needs for
other pets. Contributions are
collected and distributed by
the Petfinder.com Foundation
and are tax deductible as the
law allows.

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

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Fuel, water top senator

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Just two days after three US
Congressmen touched base
with LaBelle residents on critical
infrastructure needs, yet another
visitor from Washington came to
learn his constituents' thoughts
and needs.
On Friday, May 30, US Senator
Bill Nelson held another of his
Town Hall meetings. This one
was at Flora & Ella's and brought
out the agricultural community.
Florida Gulf Coast Citrus As-

sociation Executive Director
Ron Hamel played host for the
event and characterized Sen. Bill
Nelson as a friend to Florida ag-
riculture who helped author the
original ag jobs bill.
The Senator explained that
the recently passed a bipartisan
Farm Bill passed by both Houses
benefits Florida by adding spe-
cialty crops - fruits, vegetables
and citrus as well as and research
money for cellulosic ethanol.
The Senator said he understands
that people are hurting because
of the energy price crunch and

relayed the story of shrimpers
in Fernandina Beach who came
with their catch and could not go
back out because they couldn't
afford the fuel.
He assured his audience
that the University of Florida is
involved in researching the pro-
duction of ethanol from non-
food sources. He said any type of
natural fiber can be used - grass
cuttings, bagasse, wood shav-
ings and the like. Every commu-
nity has access to cellulose and
distribution would be simple.
Previously, ethanol could be

mixed with gas in a 10-90 ratio.
New methods are increasing
that ration to 85 percent ethanol,
15 percent gas. The Senator be-
lieves continued improvements
will contribute to a drop in de-
mand for oil and its price.
He warned that its "time to
get serious" with 60 percent of
the United States' daily fuel con-
sumption coming from the Per-
sian Gulf, Nigeria and Venezuela
- all world trouble spots. Nigeria
is an "accident waiting to hap-
pen," he said. With its unpro-
tected oil industry already being

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Just 16, Kaylee. Turlington
is proving that there is no age
limit on courage.
Kaylee was diagnosed April
30 with pontine glioma, a form
of brain cancer. Kaylee began
experiencing headaches - noth-
ing serious - the kind that often
accompanied her allergies. But
one morning she woke up and
the left side of her face was
numb. She began experiencing
double vision.
Clearly, something was
wrong. Her mom, Tammy
Turlington, thought maybe her
daughter needed glasses and
made an appointment with Dr.
Lamar Youmans. Tests showed
her vision was healthy, but
Tammy said the doctor was
concerned. Tammy said he
called a neurologist who rec-
ommended the teenager come
for an MRI immediately - the
following morning at the latest.

Concerned but not really
alarmed, Tammy took Kaylee
to Radiology Regional in Le-
High Acres the next morning.
Just two hours after the MRI,
staff called with the diagnosis.
"I wasn't even thinking
anything like cancer," Tammy
recalls. All of a sudden, things
became very serious. "It was
scary," she said. They had found
a brain tumor in her beauti-
ful young daughter's head. It
covered three-quarters of the
end of her brain stem. She was
referred to child oncologist Dr.
Salman at HealthPark in Fort
Myers to direct her treatment.
While Tammy cares for Kay-
lee, her dad, Gordon "Mike"
Turlington, continues to work
as a mechanic, keeping the
family going.
Kaylee is a very active fresh-
man at LaBelle High School
- point guard on the girls bas-
ketball team. Basketball is
"her" game. She's played since

Junior Pro where she was on
the champion Liberty team
one year. She played from 6-8th
grade at the middle school.
She said the LHS team had just
started summer practice and
she was looking forward to her
second season as a Cowgirl. All
that came to a screeching halt
with the diagnosis.
Kaylee knew her grand-
mother had died of colon can-
cer. "I thought 'what if I don't
make it?'"
Things looked very bad, but
Kaylee is a very blessed young
lady. She has lots of back up.
"I have the best coaches in
the world!" she gushes, refer-
ring to David Tippitt and Jeff
Burton of LaBelle High School
"They push you, encourage
you," she said. In fact, she is
being homeschooled during
this long trial by Mr. Tippitt.
Kaylee has two sisters, ages
See Together - Page 6

Congressmen hear local needs

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The need to invest in Flori-
da's economic future, its critical
infrastructure needs - and the
tough choices that confluence
of issues is forcing on everyone
from the governor to the resi-
dents - were the crux of.a mes-
sage brought to LaBelle by US
Congressman Tim Mahoney
(FL-16), House Transportation
and Infrastructure Chairman
James Oberstar (MN-8). A large
group of Hendry and Glades
County officials as well as oth-
ers involved in the pertinent
issues, gathered at the Captain
Hendry House Wednesday,
May 28.

US Congressman Connie
Mack (FL-14) joined the group
for a time to focus attention
on the quality of water being
channeled through the Caloo-
sahatchee River to Estero Bay.
He urged completion of the
C-43 Reservoir just west of La-
Belle off SR 80. Test cells have
done their work and although
the science has been inconclu-
sive, the Congressman said it is
clear that pumping dirty water
out to the Gulf is not good.
Congressman Mahoney al-
luded to his close working rela-
tionship with Chairman Ober-
star and Congressman Mack.
He noted that "Florida dele-
gates should put Florida first."

He also praised the chairman
for his leadership. Congress-
man Mahoney told the group
that a Congress that spends
billions of dollars on infrastruc-
ture for other countries needs
to tend to its own deteriorating
transportation systems.
The overriding issue at this
point is the need to invest in
growing the economy, Con-
gressman Mahoney said, not-
ing that Florida is in a recession.
Amendment 1 property tax cuts
and lower revenues have pro-
doced tough choices for both
legislators and residents.
He said Florida needs a new
See Needs - Page 6

Steve Whidden, a longtime
resident of Hendry County, has
announced that he will seek the
seat of Hendry County Sheriff
during this upcoming election
in 2008. Citing inadequacies,
out-dated practices and overall
mismanagement of personnel
and resources, Whidden said
he knows that he has the right
mix of hands-on leadership,
practical knowledge and abil-
ity to bring, a positive change
to the Office of Hendry County
Sheriff. Whidden believes he
has his finger on the pulse of
the people of Hendry County.
Serving the Sheriff's Office in
many areas as a Deputy Sheriff,
Investigator, and even now as a
law enforcement officer for the
Clewiston Police Department,


plagued by bandits. The US gets
12 percent daily oil supply from
Our dependence on foreign
oil threatens our economic se-
curity, he noted. With China and
India industrializing, the demand
for oil is multiplying.
During recent questioning of
the oil industry, the Senator said
an Exxon Mobil executive re-
vealed that the average cost of a
barrel of crude oil during typical
times is $55 per barrel. At this
See Nelson - Page 2

he has dedicated his career to
the community in serving, pro-
tecting and most of all listening
to their needs. He feels he has
a "working" knowledge of the
issues facing Hendry County
residents and possesses the
skills necessary to implement
He was honored by the City
of Clewiston as Employee of
the Year in 2006 and recently
received recognition for his
dedication and service by the
Federal Drug Enforcement
Agency. Whidden said he
knows that his experience will
speak for itself. He has been
on the front lines in the War
on Drugs. Traveling as a Spe-
cial Agent with the DEA, he
See Whidden - Page 2

Suboffice, jail

BOCC topics

By Patty Brant
Jail expansion/sub-office
At the regular Hendry County
Commission meeting Tuesday,
May 27, all four commission-
ers (Commissioner Bo Pelham
was absent) agreed to staff's
ranking of short-listed bidders
for the planned jail expansion.
They were ranked #1 Pittman
Contracting, Inc., #2 Ajax
Building Corp., and #3 Casey
Construction. Negotiations will

go forward with the #1 ranked
company. The question will be
returned to the board for final
The board also wants to
study any other impact the $1.5
million addition of 96-bed ex-
pansion may bring about.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
wanted to discuss the Sheriff's
Suboffice in Clewiston. He
wanted to make sure local con-
tractors have an opportunity to
See BOCC - Page 2

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
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friend and colleague Congressman Tim Mahoney (FL16)
as another colleague, Connie Mack (FL14) speaks at the
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time, oil is $135 per barrel. He
noted that this oil companies are
pocketing record profits. During
a recent 90-day period, Exxon
profited $12 billion in part due to
speculation - buying and selling
oil futures contracts.
Concerns were raised about
China and India planning to drill
for oil off the Cuban coast. A
major spill off the Cuban coast
would result in serious detriment
to Florida.
The Gulf Stream would carry
the slick to the Keys, up the coast
to Fort Pierce and across the At-
lantic. However, having no dip-
lomatic ties to Cuba adds to the
difficulty of the American govern-
ment is solving this problem. The
Senator injected a hopeful note,
saying there may not be oil that
far off the Cuban coast. However,
it will be a "hot potato" for next
Sen. Nelson said he's been a
"Johnny One Note" for years on
this issue and now the day. of
reckoning is beginning. He said
the next President must take the
lead on the hard choices for oil

Environmental issues
Discussion on environmental

Continued From Page 1

has seen the international influ-
ence on local crime. During his
work in the War on Drugs he or-
chestrated countless arrests and
convictions while making many
record breaking arrests. He was
influential in taking down a grow
house in Montura that yielded
over 30,000 plants. This was the
largest bust in Florida history. His
work also carried him to Jamaica
where he infiltrated a Rastafarian
Cartel and removed over 2,800
pounds of marijuana off the
streets of Clewiston.
His progressive thinking and
leadership has led to the forma-
tion of Narc-Scent, Inc., which
produces tools and products to
train law enforcement and edu-
cational institutions in areas of il-
legal drugs. His efforts have been
recognized and published in a
national law enforcement publi-

Continued From Page 1

check out the building and sub-
mit a proposed plan to renovate
Perturbed because he said
local contractors are not being
contacted when county-projects
come up, he questioned how
those projects are advertised. He-
was told that the county adver-
tises them in the Clewiston News
and Caloosa Belle as well as on
the Internet.
Assistant County Administra-
tor Judi Kennington-Korf said she
believes local contractors also
receive a letter and that they also
receive a five percent "add on" in
ranking for county projects.

Tallahassee update
County consultant Joe Spratt,
a former District 77 Florida State
Representative and Hendry
County commissioner, provided
a quick run down on the past ses-
sion of the Florida Legislature.
With some $6 billion less in
the coffers, Mr. Spratt said this
has not been a "pretty year" in
Most of the talk has been
about cutting the budget. How-
ever, some legislation was ac-

issues including funding for wa-
ter quality, agricultural Best Man-
agement Practices, citrus canker
and greening research was lively.
Riverwatch's John Capece
recalled a Town Hall Meeting
several years ago when Sen. Nel-
son took a bottle of green water
from the Caloosahatchee River
to Washington to demonstrate
the waterway's dire condition.
Congress eventually passed the
Water Resources Development
Act of 2007 (WRDA), overriding
a Presidential veto.
It was the first WRDA act to
be passed in seven years and
authorizes some $24 million in
projects. Florida will get $1.8 mil-
lion in projects including restora-
tions in the Picayune Strand and
Indian River.
Sen. Nelson told his audience
that Florida and California have
the most water development
programs in WRDA. However,
funding must be authorized ev-
ery year.
Expanding on the issue, Sen.
Nelson said he has been to the
Picayune Strand and said the
success of the 1950s - draining
to build roads and bridges for
homes - was detrimental to the
Picayune Strand and nearby Fak-
kahatchee Strand, which is prime
panther habitat.
Lowering the water table
changed the habitat, but now
plugging canals has raised the

cation (Law & Order, The Maga-
zine for Police Management-Vol.
53, No. 2 February 2005).
The people of Hendry County
have come to know Steve Whid-
den as a Deputy Sheriff, Investi-
gator, Special Agent, Patrolman,
husband and father. Whidden
feels he knows what needs to
change because he has been
there. His plans are not to bring
change from the outside in. He
wants change to come from
the inside out. With a practical
approach to law enforcement,
Whidden said he wants to give
the citizens of Hendry County a
Sheriff's Office they can trust, de-
.pend on and be proud of, adding,
"This is my home and I want to
do this for my family and yours."
He believes common sense
can only carry someone so far
before initiative must take over.
Whidden feels that his ideas are
not only practical, but necessary.
His goals are to equip the depu-
ties with the tools and training
they need to effectively do their

complished, he noted, and some
of -lendry's new projects have
been at least partly funded. It still
remained for them to be signed
by the governor, however.
Hendry County projects
that survived the cuts included
$100,000 for Central County
drainage; repaving CR 833 from
CR 846 to Dooley Grade; Airport-
Sears; the Regional Sports Park;
and four-laning 'SR 80 from Clark
to Birchwood - a total of about
$24 million for Hendry County.
Other items that may still ben-
efit Hendry County include solid
waste grants, road assistance and
Payment-In-Lieu-of-Taxes, which
provides a county some funding
to replace taxes that would have
come from land taken off the tax
roles by the state.
Mr. Spratt said there will be
nine constitutional amendments
on the ballot in November.

In other business:
The commissioners agreed to
pay $56,000 to continue a trans-
portation shuttle agreement with
Palm Beach County for another
year. However, the project may
run out of money before the end
of the year.
The next regular county com-
mission meeting will be held at
Clewiston City Hall, Tuesday,
June 10, at5 p.m.

water level and old vegetation is
regenerating; panthers are com-
ing back.
Hugh English cited agricul-
ture's dependence on Lake
Okeechobee - Florida's liquid
heart. He said the lake level was
at 24 feet. Now it's around 10
feet. Sufficient water supply criti-
cal for agriculture as well as' the
rest of the population.
Sen. Nelson agreed. He said
CERP, the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Program, has
calculated the needs of six mil-
lion people in South Florida and
ag. He said he understands the
need to hold back water.
Just days before Senator Nel-
son's visit to LaBelle, US Con-
gressmen Tim Mahoney and
James Oberstar met with locals.
A major topic of concern was the
failing Hoover Dike around Lake
Sen. Nelson agreed Congress
needs to set aside money for its
renovation, He said the Corps
is difficult to get started, but ac-
knowledged that we cannot af-
ford the strongest structure there,
but it can be made safe. The
Senator told the group to let him
know if the Corps is not doing
what they think it should - "I can
get their attention."
Mr. Hamel cited the need to
accelerate the dike repairs and
also to return the lake to appro-
priate levels. The Senator said

job. He wants to transition the
Sheriff's Office from a small, rural
agency into an accredited agency
that excels in professionalism,
service and performance.
A prominent area of concern,
according to Whidden, is that
the Sheriff's Office has become
dependant on other agencies to
"make-up" for the short comings
of this Administration. This has a
wide range of effects: from other
agencies "footing the bill," pro-
longed response times, deflated
morale among the deputies and
most importantly the inability of
the Sheriff's Office to provide ad-
equate service and protection. He
believes the current structure of
the Sheriff's Office must change.
By taking positions that have lofty
salaries and formless job descrip-
tions he plans to allocate that
money to create new positions
to more effectively serve some of

last year's dire hurricane predic-
tion caused the Corps to release
water from the lake. The hurri-
canes did not materialize and the
seasonal rains did not measure
up, leaving the lake level drasti-
cally low.

On the hot topic of immigra-
tion reform, Sen. Nelson noted
that comprehensive reform is
imperative, but people on both
sides of the issue are still pas-
sionate about this topic. It will
take Presidential leadership to
accomplish it, he predicted.
The hosts for the Town Hall
Meeting were Gulf Coast Cit�
rus Association, Farm Credit of
Southwest Florida and Hendry-
Glades Farm Bureau.

Caloosa Belle/Patty brant
Sen. Bill Neslon at Flora' &
Ella's May 30.

the outlying areas of the county.
He said he wants to restore the
trust and respect the community
once had in the Sheriff's Office
as well as strengthen working
relationships with various groups
and organizations that help to
make Hendry County a great
place to live. He knows what it is
like to dedicate your entire career
to the people of Hendry County
and he wants to provide the men
and women of the Sheriff's Office
the opportunity to live and work
in a community where they can
be appreciated and respected for
protecting their neighbors.
Whidden believes in a pro-
active, hands-on and up-to-date
approach to solving these prob-
lems. Hendry County is .grow-
ing and changing rapidly. Steve
Whidden believes that planning
today for what will happen to-
morrow is already a day too late.

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Witch's Brew

By Pudge Lehman
It's been a busy week for all
the parents, and grandparents of
this year's LHS graduates.
Mary and Corky Risley hosted
a wonderful barbecue for Freddy
Robbins and Thomas Bennett
and all their friends.
There were so many kids
there, mixed with the old folks
and parents. It was awsome. Bac-
calaureate was also great.
I was so proud to see so many
people coming out to honor the
grads. Mitch Wills has a wonder-
ful voice and guess what?
So does his son, Chris. Rhonda
Burton and Mallory Alien did a
beautiful dance together.
Being short and leaving my
glasses home, I could only make
out two of the band, who by the
way are very talented - one was
Chris Wegscheid and the other,
Scott Sloan.
I've known Joel Williamson
since he was in elementary school
and they couldn't have picked a
better speaker.
I might have missed some of
the talent, I hope not. Our little
town is quite full of exceptional

people both young and old. I
hope you are as proud as I am....

Julie Jeffords, who owns River-
side Marine, read the WD-40 hint
and said an easier way is to wet
a Bounce dryer sheet and remove
bugs and stuff from your car.
She is also planning a fishing
class in June (the 21st I think) for
youngsters. I left all the informa-
tion at work so call her to get the
You would be surprised at how
many people call the Chamber of
Commerce to ask if we know of
any job openings so if you are
looking for a worker you can call
us and tell us what you need.

Community Brief

Estates Programs -
June 2008
The. Edison & Ford Winter
Estates will offer a variety of chil-
dren and adult programs, special

Thank You

Project Graduation
I'd like to thank all the ladies
who did such a great job deco-
rating for Project Graduation,
especially Pam Crockett for her
Micah Mims
Vice President
Beta Sigma Phi

exhibits, discounts and events
throughout the month of June,
* Estates Inventors Summer
Camp for grades 4th-6th and 1st-
Session 1&2: "The Wizard's
World" June 9-13; June 16-20;
(Session 1: grades 4th-6th; Ses-
sion 2: grades lpt-3rd) Campers
will step back in time and explore
the history of the Estates and the
inventions of Edison & Ford.
Session 3: "The Smarts of Art"
June 23-27; grades 4th-6th Camp-
ers will discover how chemistry,
optics and physics make great art
possible while creating their own
artwork using many different
types of media.

Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: There will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms after 8 a.m. The day will be mostly cloudy with a high of 92
with east winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: A Mostly cloudy night with a 30 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 71 with east
winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: A Mostly cloudy day with a 40 percent chance of showers,
and thunderstorms. The high will be near 92 with east winds between
5 and 9 mph.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 92 with east winds
5 to 9 mph.
SSaturday: A mostly cloudy day with a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70.
SSaturday night: A partly cloudy night with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70.
Sunday: A mostly cloudy dy with a 40 percent chance.of showers
and thunderstorms with a high near 92.
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 70.
Monday: The day will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The high will be near 92.

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Letters to the Editor

Disagrees with Dr.
Response: I don't normally
write letters in response to others,
but I found the letter written by
Dr. Les Morgan that appeared in
the May 22nd news paper to be
quite ironic and deserving of fur-
ther comment.
First, I must agree that for two
parents to name their child out of
spite for a religion they believe to
be arbitrary is rather foolish.
It is especially so since most
parents who named their children
Christian probably did so because
they liked the name, not because
it had any religious significance.
I might have left it at that had
I not read the quote from Psalm-
1 would not be so quick to
make the judgment that others
who "go their own way" are any
more morally and spiritually de-
ficient than anyone else. For de-
spite their "superior" moral guid-
ance, Christians don't seem to be
any better off. Not all Christians
share the same
views as Jerry Falwell, Fred
Phelps, and other well known but
scandalous preachers.
When Martin Luther King
Jr. spoke out against oppres-
sion fellow Christians spoke out
against him, claiming he was in
the wrong. Christians in early
America didn't seem to have any
qualms over owning slaves.
Christians didn't seem to have
any problem with the witch hunts,
the crusades, or the inquisition.
The Catholic Church once sold
little slips of paper that forgave all
sins, even those not yet commit-
ted, guaranteeing passage into
I'd be tempted to ask who's
interpretation of God's word is
most correct but the one asked
always seems to be the one who

possesses it. Talk about legislating
our own morality! Seems we are
all going our own way.
Anyway, the point I am really
trying to get at is this: putting our-
selves on a pedestal may raise us
above everyone else, but it won't
allow us to escape foolishness.
Sincerely yours,
Brandon Holt

What's OLD is now
NEW again
One of my all time favorite
world leaders was President Har-
ry S. Truman who:is credited with
saying "There is nothing new in
the world today except for the
history you don't know about."
Well, as God is my witness, the
other night we were watching
a movie called "Flag's of our Fa-
thers", about our war with Japan
in World War 'ivo. and lo and be-
hold, out of nowhere comes the
voice of "Tokyo Rose."
For those of you too young to
remember "Rose", she was a fa-
mous radio broadcaster in Tokyo,
noted for playing all the popular
music of that time.
Within the Japanese military,
they came up with an idea to
demoralize our American mili-
tary forces by interspersing her
musical selections with a never
ending, demoralizing series of
messages designed to instill fear
and mistrust among our fighting
Hour after hour and day after
day her broadcasts would be re-
layed into everywhere that our
troops were engaged in battle in
an attempt to get them to quit the
What was her demoralizing
message? It had three major
points: 1. Your President is lying
to you. 2. This war is illegal. 3.
You cannot win the war. Here we

are, sixty seven years after World
War Two, and we have our own
equivalents to "Tokyo Rose", in
major Federal Government offic-
es, repeating the same demoral-
izing message to our troops.
Let's see, there's Tokyo Hil-
lary, Tokyo Harry, Tokyo Teddy,
Tokyo, Nancy, Tokyo Murtha, To-
kyo Durbin, Tokyo Obama, Tokyo
Kerry, etc., and they have picked
up her message of 67 years ago
and are broadcasting it across the
world on Tokyo NBC, MSNBC,
CBS, CNN, ABC, etc., to our en-
emies and our troops.
Just like "Tokyo Rose" they
also claim to be supporting our
troops before they demoralize
them and emboldened the en-
emy, just like "Tokyo Rose" told
our troops that she was really on
their side too.
So, if I may, I would like to
quote President Truman again
with his famous "The buck stops
here" quote, and say it is way past
time for this travesty of treason to
be stopped.
It was one thing for us to have
to abide "Tokyo Rose", but the
difference was that the enemy
was from outside the USA, today
the enemy is from within the pur-
ported, supposedly Ameriican cit-
izens, elected to be our leaders.
What has happened to the citi-
zenry that as a whole, we are not
supporting our valiant young men
and women in the armed forces?
In a democracy there is and
always has been.room for debate
and disagreement with leadership
decisions but is it right to take re-
venge on those putting their lives
and futures on the line every day,
just so those purported leaders
can continue to sell them out?
Any politician who says, I
voted for the war and now says, I
shouldn't have voted for the war,
should resign from their elected
They had total opportuni-

ties to verify justifications at the
time, but they apparently did not,
choosing, as always, the path of
least resistance, and instead sit-
ting on their behinds and hands,
and now coming forward play-
ing the blame game and typically,
not willing to take responsibility
for their own inactions and deci-
To add insult to injury, they
nowwantyou to elect them to the
Presidency of the United States,
while, still not accepting any re-
sponsibility for our involvement,
but shamefully cloaking their in-
nocence in veiled promises of a
quick withdrawal.
Now, I ask you, is that hypo-
critical, or what? -To me, they
come across as total back sliders,
hypocrites and complainers, with
not a hint of a meaningful, ac-
complishable plan for the future.
When will we wake up to the
real "Evil Empire?" Like Pogo said,
"I have identified the enemy and
it us." Personally, I've had enough
of their continuing, demoralizing
If the same rhetoric had pre-
vailed in WWII, we all would be
living under control of the Nazi's
or the Imperial Japanese Empire.
Today, as we speak, the threat is
the radical Muslim world-wide
terrorism forces, poised to elimi-
nate all traces of the Christian
populace, world wide.
I don't know how you feel, but
I do know that history repeats it-
self, because nobody listens.
Which I'm sure, if President
Truman were around today he
might modify and update his
quotation about "Nothing new"
to read, "There is nothing new
in the world today except for the
lessons we didn't listen to, and
learn, the first time we were given
the opportunity to learn them."
T. W. Bill Neville

Guest Commentary

Shed light on life with

By Pastor Les Morgan
Caloosa Baptist Church,
Recently I read an article on
priorities that I found to be very
The suggestions that were
communicated helped to shad
light on what various aspects of
life which I believe are essential. I
hope these principles are likewise
helpful to you. It is as follows:
Achieving success is a matter
of priorities. This principle holds
true if you are pursuing personal
success; relational success in
marriage and raising children; fi-
nancial success in buying a home
or investing; or spiritual success
of growth and maturity. Jesu!s
stressed the need of proper priori-
"But seek first his kingdom
and his righteousness, and all
these things will be given to you
as well" (Matthew 6:33). The
kingdom, which means the rule
of God, is to dictate our priorities.
A priority is defined as "a first
right established on emergency
or need." Priority living means to
put first things first.
Priorities are a matter of bal-

ance, not simply a matter of or-
der. You can't always list priorities
in order. There are many impor-
tant areas of life.
Each needs a required invest-
ment of time and energy, Seek to
.balance your priorities instead of
wrestling with trying to figure out
how you should order them. Here
are seven priorities that matter in
your life.
Your walk with God. The first
commandment is to love the
Lord with all your heart, mind
and strength (Deuteronomy 6:4).
Make spiritual growth a priority in
your life.
Jesus said, "Blessed are those
who hunger and thirst for righ-
teousness, for they will be filled"
(Matthew 5:6). Early Christians
set a new tradition from their Ju-
diastic roots of worshipping on
the Sabbath:
They met on the first day of the
week to celebrate the resurrec-
tion of Jesus (1 Corinthians 16:2).
The first day, Sunday, also sets the
tone for the week that God comes
first in our lives.
Family commitment. George
Burns said, "Happiness is having
a large, loving, caring, cose-knit
family in another city... 1,000

the power of priorities
miles away" Families living can, Gift utilization. Each one
be tough but there is nothing should use whatever gift he has
more important in your life than received to served others" (1 Pe-
your family. ter 4:10). Find a place of service
Time management. Time is in the church and use your gift for
our most precious commodity. the glory of God.
The way we manage our time has Our congregations remains
more to do with our level of suc- spiritually strong because you are
cess in life any other single.factor. committed to using your gifts.
We offer seminars on manage- Significant relationships.
ment to help us handle stress and Friendships and family are vital to
become more productive. We life. Jesus told his disciples, "I call
talk about spending quality time you friends" (John 15:15). Every
at home to counteract the break- person needs three relationships.
down of the family. A Paul to mentor you. A Timothy
We even measure distance in to disciple. A Barnabas to encour-
terms of time.Time is a gift from age you. Your friendships will
God. Every day He gives us 24 either make you or break you.
hours, 1,440 minutes or 86,400 Chose your friends well.
seconds. Personal development. Look
Bow of the tyranny of the ur- out for yourself. That's not being
gent. Stick to the important tasks selfish, it's being smart. Look out
Sand devote yourself to the impor- for.your spiritual, mental, educa-
tant people' in your life. tional, recreational and social de-
Financial investments. I once velopment.
read, "Your write your autobiog- Take time to do things in life
raphy in your checkbook." Solo- you like to do. Set some goals
mon said, "Honor the Lord with just for you and you will discover
your wealth" (Proverbs.3:9). Je- a whole new world of personal
sus said, "Where your treasure fulfillment.
is, there will your heart be also" *Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
(Matthew 6:21). Give generously, Caloosa Baptist Church in La-
save consistently and spend wise- Belle, located 200 yards behind
ly. Flora-& Ella's.

Get serious, be prepared:

The 2008 Hurricane season begins

ricane Season 2008 begins to-
day, and the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) wants residents living in
hurricane prone areas to get seri-
ous and be prepared now.
The agency cited the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration's May 22 prediction
that projected climate conditions
point to a near normal or above
normal hurricane season in the
Atlantic Basin this year.
The first named storm of the
season, Tropical Storm Arthur,
developed late Friday and moved
slowly across the Yucatan this
weekend and FEMA is reminding
people that preparing for hurri-
canes is a shared responsibility.
"Individuals also must prepare
themselves for a hurricane," said
FEMA Administrator David Pau-
lison. "Americans in hurricane-
prone states must get serious and
be prepared. Government - even
with the federal, tribal, state and
local governments working per-
fectly in sync - is not the entire
answer. Everyone is part of the
emergency management pro-
"We must continue to devel-
op a culture of preparedness in
America in which every Ameri-
can takes personal responsibility
for his or her own emergency pre-

Prepare a disaster kit for your
home: Stock up on non-perish-
able food and water to sustain
you and your family for up to 72
hours or longer.
Ensure you have important
papers (e.g. insurance, identifi-
cation), first aid kit,'a supply of
prescription medicines and other
specialty items in your prepared-
ness kit.
In addition, plan to have an
emergency kit for your car in case
you need to evacuate. While cre-
ating a disaster kit, pet owners
should remember to pack the
necessary items for their pets.
You can find more information
on preparing your disaster kit at:
Create an emergency plan:
Know what to do if you have to
Make sure you know how to
contact members of your family
and have an emergency contact
number for someone out of state
who knows where you are in the
event of an emergency.
Make sure your pet is included
in your emergency plan. You may
want to offer assistance to an el-
derly or disabled family member
or neighbor that may be alone
and may need your help during
an emergency.
Make your plans ahead of time
and practice them.
Be informed: Know evacua-
tion routes, and listen to local au-

thorities when asked to evacuate.
Everyone should know their risks.
Whether you live in a coastal
'community or inland, speak with
your insurance agent now about
flood insurance and review your
homeowner's policy.
Every state is at risk for flooding
and homeowners insurance does
not cover flood damage. Flood in-
surance is a cost-effective way to
prepare financially for floods.
To learn more about your risk
and flood insurance, visit www.
Inland states often receive
damaging flooding as a result of
hurricanes so even residents who
don't live in a coastal state should
Knowing your flood risk,
emergency evacuation plans and
purchasing flood insurance are all
things that inland residents should
plan for as part of their hurricane
People who live in manufac-
tured housing also should be
aware of their risk during a storm
as well as the many who are still
residing in FEMA-provided travel
trailers and mobile homes. Peo-
ple should have disaster plans
and be ready to vacate their resi-
dence when advised by local au-
To stay informed during a
storm keep a battery-powered
radio for weather and evacuation
information should you experi-

ence a power outage and have
extra batteries on hand.
Get involved. Contact your lo-
cal Citizen Corps Council to learn
what efforts your community is
taking to prepare for hurricane
season, and learn how you can
Through the Councils and Citi-
zen Corps Partner Programs, it is
possible to receive training in ba-
sic emergency response and find
volunteer opportunities to assist
your first responders in an emer-
gency. To find a nearby Citizen
Corps Council or to learn more
about Citizen Corps' Partner Pro-
grams, visit www.citizencorps.
For more.information on how
to prepare for this hurricane sea-
son, please visit "Hurricane Sea-
son 08. Get Serious. Be Prepared"
at www.fema.gov.
There, you will find a compre-
hensive listing of information on
family and business preparedness,
disaster support links for people
with disabilities and other special
needs, and tips for preparing your
pets for the next disaster.
Get Serious. Be Prepared.
FEMA coordinates the federal
government's role in preparing
for, preventing, mitigating the ef-
fects of, responding to, and recov-
ering from all domestic disasters,
whether natural or man-made,
including acts of terror.



Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008 _

On May 31 at approximately
12:42 p.m., the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office received a report
of a truck on fire in an orange
grove on North Church Road in
Felda, Florida.
When deputies arrived the
cab of the truck was completely
engulfed in flames. The Felda
Fire Department extinguished
the fire and two bodies, burned

beyond recognition, were dis-
covered inside the cab of the
The Medical Examiner's Of-
fice in Lee County is attempting
to identify the deceased through
DNA. According to Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee, Florida Department of
Law Enforcement is assisting
with the investigation.


Diane Delaine Pent, 22, was
arrested June 1 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Martha Rodriguez was arrest-
ing officer.
Rudolfo Santiago, 27, was ar-
rested May 30 and charged on a
warrant for VOP: felony or com-
munity control. Deputy Kelvin
Robinson was arresting officer.
Donald Ray Wagner, 45, was
arrested May 28 and charged with
robbery with a firearm and resist-
ing an officer/obstruction without
violence. Cpl. Donald Davis was
arresting officer.
Markeish L. Corbett, 25, was
arrested May 28 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Jeanette Moore was arresting
Chris Andino, 18, was arrested
May 29 and charged as a fugitive
from justice from Orange County.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting

Latravia Hurst, 18, .was ar-
rested May 31 and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodily
harm or disability. Deputy James
Clark was arresting officer.
Othell Wilcher, 46, was ar-
rested May 30 and charged with
aggravated battery by a person
detained in a prison or jail facility.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting
Lee Edwards Odoms, 20, was
arrested on a search warrant May
22 and charged with possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, manu-
facture, deliver, etc., Schedule II,
possession of hallucinogenics
with intent to sell, manufacture,
deliver, etc., Schedule II, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
sell, manufacture, deliver, etc.,
Schedule 11 and keeping a shop or
vehicle for drugs first. Robert Ar-
cher Jr. was arresting officer.
On May 30 a 15-year-old ju-
venile was arrested and charged
with aggravated battery on an
elected official or education em-
ployee and damaging property -
criminal mischief between $200
and $1,000. Deputy James Clark

was arresting officer.
Lavikki Denise Felton, 26, was
arrested May 20 and charged with
burglary with assault or battery.
Deputy J. Hunt was arresting of-
Paris Yolanda Golden, 31, was
arrested May 29 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Jeannette Moore was arrest-
ing officer.
Christopher Allen Fritch, 20,
was arrested on a warrant from
Polk County, Virginia, May 29 and
charged with sexual assault - car-
nal abuse of a child over 13 and
under 15 years of age. Deputy
Louis Morales was arresting of-
A juvenile was arrested May
26 and charged with aggravated
battery - knew or should have
known the victim was pregnant.
Deputy Josh Woods was arresting
Kenneth Stallworth, 33, was ar-
rested on a warrant and charged
with aggravated battery - knew or
should have know the victim was
Michelle Renee Evanston, 26,
was arrested May 27 and charged
with traffic offense - DUI alcohol
or drugs first offense, battery on
an officer, firefighter, EMT etc.,
and resisting and officer/obstruct-
ing justice without violence.
Deputy L. Brooks was arresting
Kristopher Perrie Doctor, 25,
was arrested May 25 and charged
with dealing in stolen property. Lt.
Joe Lee was arresting officer.
Feloice Rivers, 21, was ar-
rested May 27 and charged on
a warrant as a fugitive from jus-
tice from Palm Beach County for
grand theft of a motor vehicle. M.
Powell was arresting officer.
Jimmy Lee Major, 36, was ar-
rested May 26 and charged with
robbery - no firearm or weapon.
Deputy J Hunt was arresting of-
Nicole Joy Martinez, 26, was
arrested May 26 and charged with
robbery - no firearm or weapon.
Deputy J. Hunt was arresting of-


Wilmer C. Hinkle
Wilmer C. Hinkle, age 64, of
LaBelle, passed away May 27,
2008 in Fort Myers.
He was born Apr. 7, 1944 in
Craigsville, W VA to late Frank
and the late Sylvia (Case) Hinkle.
He was a resident of LaBelle for
the past thirty years.
He worked as a redi-mix driver
for LaBelle Building Supply and
then Krehling, both in LaBelle.
He recently worked as a loader
operator for Tarmac Redi-Mix in
Fort Myers.
Survivors include his wife:
Vickie Sue (Blankenship) Hinkle
of LaBelle, son: Wilmer (Sindy)
Hinkle, Jr. of North Fort Myers,
daughters: Tammy (Kenny) Mey-
er of McAllen , TX and Fay (Dew-
ey) Kenyon of McAllen, TX, step-
daughter, Amanda (Kristopher)

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Maldonado of LaBelle, stepson,
Justin Smith of Fort Myers, broth-
er: Bernard Hinkle of Braden-
ton, sisters: Delphia Meadows of
Craigsville, W VA, Jane Parker
of Myakka, Savannah Jackson of
Bradenton, Eliose Hall of Braden-
ton, nine grandchildren and two
He was preceded in death
by his parents, brothers, Jessie,
Harlen, Roger and Ed, and sister,
Funeral services were held
May 30, at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, 560 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
LaBelle with Rev. Jerome Sears
Interment followed in Ortona
Cemetery, Moore Haven visita-
tion was held Thursday at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, FL.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Update on wildfires in Glades County

Bodies discovered

in burning truck

Glades County-Myakka Cut's
acreage increased this weekend
from 23,000 acres to 38, 000 acres.
"The main reason the acreage
increase was due to the spread
of wildfire in the interior of Lake
Okeechobee. Another reason was
due to new ignitions on the north
west side yesterday. We are ask-
ing for any information pertaining
to these starts to call our Arson
Alert Hotline", says Melissa Yu-
nas, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
from the FL Division of Forestry.
The Florida Division of Forestry
is asking anyone who knows
about any information pertaining
to these fires or sees anyone act-
ing suspiciously before, during or
after a fire has started, please call
the toll free Arson Alert Hotline
(1-800-342-5869).You may be eli-
gible for up to a $5,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest
and conviction of an arsonist. /
Fire activity on Big Bear Beach
is minimal but they are producing
smoke. Smoke is affecting com-
munities along the North West
side of Lake Okeechobee.
Resources are being used to
contain these wildfires to the inte-
rior of Lake Okeechobee because

SUBWAY, FHP launch

Child ID Campaign

According to the National
Childhood Identification Program,
it is estimated that one child be-
comes lost or goes missing every
40 seconds and another 500,000
go missing without ever being re-
ported. In an effort to combat this
issue, SUBWAY@ Restaurants of
Southwest Florida are launching
the second annual Child ID Cam-
paign, designed to help parents
obtain vital information about
their child in the event that they
become lost or missing.
To recognize National Miss-
ing Children's Day, May 25, SUB-
WAY@ kicked off the Child ID
Campaign with a special effort to
increase child safety awareness.
On average, 453 children have
gone missing each year since
1984, making Florida the third
highest in the nation for miss-
ing children. To help fight back
against this local crisis, SUB-
WAY@ of Southwest Florida has
partnered with the Florida High-
way Patrol to launch the Child ID
Campaign after distributing nearly
6,000 kits last year.
Child ID Kits ware available
to the public at no cost at SUB-
WAY@ Restaurants throughout
Southwest Florida while supplies
last. Parents are encouraged to
use these kits to document their
child's vital information such as
fingerprints, dental records, an
updated photo, and distinguishing
marks like scars or birthmarks.
The first three hours that a
child goes missing are the most
critical. According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the information
in the SUBWAY@ Child ID kits will
quickly provide police with valu-
able information and by having
the kits prepared ahead of time,
parentswon't have to worry about
significant details that can be hard
to remember under stress.
During the next several
months, this particular Child ID
campaign is being launched in
several markets throughout the
country. With help from the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol, SUBWAY@
hopes to distribute as many kits
as possible.
"This is an important cam-
paign for the Southwest Florida
SUBWAY@ franchisees. We have
families too and care about the
health and safety of all children,"
said Ajay Patel, Marketing Board
Chair for SUBWAY@ of Naples/

Ft. Myers. "Should an emergency
happen, parents and children
who use these Child ID Kits will
be better prepared to quickly help
law enforcement to do their vitally
important work."
With the participation of SUB-
WAY@ Restaurants in Lee, Col-
lier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades
Counties, these Child ID Kits will
be available to the public as long
as supplies last.
Every year 450,000 children
run away in the United States,
300,000 children are abducted by
family members and more than
58,000 children are abducted by
non-family members. Everyday
another 500,000 go missing with-
out ever being reported, while the
F.B.I. receives more than 2,000
missing children reports every
Statistics from the U.S. Justice
Department and The World Alma-
nac put the chance of your child
becoming missing at 1 in 42.
In the aftermath of Hurricane
Katrina, 5,192 children were re-
ported missing. It took six months
for the last child to be returned to
her family.
The first few hours are criti-
cal. About 90 percent of all chil-
dren abducted by strangers are
sexually assaulted, then released
by their abductor. Less than 3
percent of abducted children are
murdered. However, a Washing-
ton State study of 621 stranger
abductions that ended in murder
showed that 74 percent of the
children were killed within the
first 24 hours.
There are not enough police
officers or labor available to cen-
trally fingerprint America's chil-
dren using traditional methods. It
would take more than 10 million
hours or 4,800 working years, to
centrally fingerprint the nation's
60 million children.

5/01/08: 7:47pm. This wildfire is
still 100% contained at 2,756.4
acres. Producing some residual
2) Myakka Cut - reported
5/02/2008: 10:20am. This wildfire
is 90% contained at 38,000 acres.
Rekindled Memorial Day and
smoking well into the interior.
This wildfire will require a sig-
nificant amount of rain in order to
control it. ,

3) Big Bear Beach - reported
5/17/08: 1:38pm. This wildfire
is 90% contained at 227 acres.
This wildfire is near the town of
Lakeport. Disk lines (fire breaks)
have been established along the
rim from Moore Haven to the Kis-
simmee River. Then the rim of the
Lake serves as another fire break
and finally there is a canal that
separates the town from the wild-
fire that is in the lake.

of the inaccessibility and difficulty
of terrain the fires are burning in.
The wildfires in the interior of the
lake are on swampy terrain that
Division of Forestry Firefighters
and equipment cannot access
These wildfires are very slow
moving on the grassy boggy inte-
rior of the lake. Firefighter safety
is a priority and putting out heavy
equipment in the Lake will entrap
The FL Highway Patrol has
been actively monitoring the
roads around Lake Okeecho-
bee and smoke on the highway
signs are posted. Smoke is still a
nuisance to the areas west of the
lake. Roads that may be affected
by smoke may include but not
limited to: County Road 70, 74,
720 and 721. State Roads that
would be affected 27, 78 & 29. We
are asking residents to call 511 for
updated road closures and use
the FL Highway Patrol website for
current road closure information.
Smoke may create conditions
where visibility on roadways is
seriously impaired.
Five wildfires include:
1) Grassy Island - reported

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LaBelle. We would like to thank: The Seminole
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Roofing, Double R&J Lawn & Tree Service, James
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LaBelle Dodge, Alderman Land Clearing, Family,
Eye Care, Landford Ford, Sold Out Tickets,
Brighton Trading Post, South Florida Demolitions,
Picture This Photography: Special thanks to
Selema Sanchez, family and Friends
Thank you all for your support!

Ask your ncand ate
Q:: What role will your Christian . a "
faith play in your decisions as a ,_-
Hendry County Commissioner? -
A: Being a Christian is a big part
of who I am. It is the most
important thing in my life and
in my marriage. My number one
ministry is raising my children to be mature
Christian adults. Everything I am and will be I
owe to Jesus Christ. I hope that all my decisions
as a county commissioner will be made from a
position of strong Christian beliefs and humble
servitude to the people of Hendry County. Being
a Christian does not solely qualify a person to
serve as County Commissioner, but it is the foun-
dation for strong moral values, compassion and
an unwavering belief in the people you serve.


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If you would like to submit a question,
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Freddy's Graduation Party a huge success. We could not have done it without

Danny Smith, Paul Burchard & Jeff Harris - the greatest meat cookers on
earth !
Aunt Patty (and Uncle Bill) -for all the very best desserts to diefor!
I( T 5 a.k.a. Chris Wegscheid, Scott Sloan, Caleb Baker, Cody Crawford,
kenny Martinson - awesome music... you'll befamous one day!
Donna Strickland, Angela Sealey, Dawn Long -for serving &keeping it
Pam Crockett & Jerri Awbrey - creators & designers ofinvitations!
Rev. Daley -for blessing the occasion,
Brent Beer -for providing the flat bed trailer for the band

Cathy Burchard, Suzy Kennington, Linda Doggett, Pam Crockett,
Donna Strickland, Nan Robbins, Mary Risley, Carmela Grimaldo, Cindy
Beer -for preparing side dishes.
Mary & Corky (Paw Paw) Risley - their home has been our home too for the
last eighteen years, starting when Thomas & Freddy arrived there at 6 weeks
old; we've celebrated many happy occasions there and the boys high school
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To all our friends and family who came to celebrate
the occasion with us, we are truly grateful.
The Bennett and Robbins family

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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008

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20 and 13. During Kaylee's treat-
ment they are spending much
of their time at her older sister's
home where everyone pitches in
to care for her.
Kaylee's best friend, Stepha-
nie Schafer,-is also 16. They've
known each other for two years.
This cancer is tough on Stepha-
nie, too. The hardest part, she
recalls, was when Kaylee first
found out and called her with the
Her reaction was to be ex-
pected. "I was shocked! I cried,
I was worried about what would
happen." Stephanie's aunt had
died of cancer, but she said that
was different. Her aunt had no
chance of getting better. Kaylee
has a chance, Stephanie is sure.
She even said her friend seems
to be happier now. "She doesn't
take anything for granted. She
knows what she has."
The family has insurance,
they're getting along, Tammy
said, but gas money is tough.
They need to go to LeHigh Acres
five days a week for Kaylee's
radiation treatments. Monday
through Friday Kaylee goes to
21st Century Oncology where
they strap on a tight mask that
covers her face with a fine grid.
It would be claustrophobic for
many people, she said. Then
they hit the tumor with radiation
from five different angles.
At this point, the tumor seems
to be shrinking and her symp-
toms are improving - the left
iide of her face is now "tingly"
but she still suffers from double
vision. She has to be careful not
to take a fall.
Kaylee takes steroids and
two different kinds of stomach
medications because the radia-
tion made her so sick, especially
at the beginning. That first week

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she said she cried a lot. She lost
ten pounds during the first weeks
but then things started getting
better. When she could finally
eat something it was a real break-
through for her. She had a parfait
and beams at the memory. "It
tasted so good!" It was so excit-
ing to be able to enjoy a simple
thing like food again. She said
her condition has allowed her
to see all the wonderful things in
her life in a new light.
When she completes her radi-
ation treatments and everything
seems to be okay, Kaylee will
have to have an MRI every other
month to monitor her condition.
If the tumor does not disappear,
the doctors will consider other
Right now her mother's main
concern is that Kaylee not miss
any treatments and to try to keep
life as normal as possible for her.
"I try to do to as much as I
can," Kaylee said. "Some days
I'm really tired; others I can't do
enough." On good days she said
she likes to go to church - First
Baptist Church - or go to her
friends to watch movies. She
enjoys getting together with her
large circle of family and friends,
but said she is so ready to go
back to school again.
Kaylee said this cancer has
changed everything for her. She
wants to help people; to live life
to its fullest. Kaylee looks for-
ward to the time when she can
say "I made it!" She hopes to
get a basketball scholarship and
is looking forward to a career
as a nurse or in fashion. Either
way, she sees an opportunity to
help others. Nursing is obvious.
Fashion allows you to express
yourself, she said, and she'd like
to design clothes for people who
cannot afford "designer" clothes
and also design accessories for
cancer patients - scarves, tur-
bans and even eye patches.
Kaylee wears an eye patch
that she switches from her right

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Congressman James Oberstar, chairman of the House Trans-
portation and Infrastructure committee, spoke to a good
sized crowd of LaBelle residents and officials May 28 at the
Captain Hendry House. Congressmen Connie Mack, left, and
Tim Mahoney listened attentively as their colleague helped
them bring Washington, D.C. to LaBelle. Congressmen Ober-
star and Mahoney were in the middle of a cross-state jaunt
to focus on the area's critical infrastructure needs, including
those of the Caloosahatchee River, Everglades Restoration
and Lake Okeechobee.

Continued From Page 1
business model - real estate and
tourism can no longer sustain
the state's economy - and touted
the Congressional override of
the President's veto to pass the
Farm Bill. He continued, saying
economically, Florida needs to
focus on fresh fruits, vegetables
and the production of biofuels
that will reduce this country's
dependence on oil - particularly
foreign oil.
Washington and Tallahassee,
along with the rest of the country,
must find viable ways to protect
the environment. Water projects
are a big piece of that puzzle, he
During his 34 years in Con-
gress, Chairman Oberstar has be-
come one of the most powerful
men in the country with regard to
transportation and infrastructure.
The chairman told the group he
has received an overall education
in America's infrastructure since
becoming clerk of the Rivers and

We are grateful
and friends - wh
in so many ways
at the time of M
The cards, visits
-gifts of food, h
words have t
blessed us.

The Fan
Susie, Henr

Harbors subcommittee in 1963.
He noted that Congress' first leg-
islative act in 1789 was funding
a lighthouse to safeguard water
transportation. He noted that his
committee is the "building and
investment" committee of Con-
The Congressmen sat under
the massive oaks at the Hendry
House, taking in information
from locals on local infrastruc-
ture needs. The South Florida
Water Management District rep-
resentative explained the key
points of the C-43 Reservoir and
Caloosahatchee Basin issues and
asked for money for land to store
water north, east and west of the
lake. Congressman Oberstar took
notes and asked questions about
the local needs. He also noted
that it took $8 billion to restore
Lake Erie to health after years of
abuse almost killed it. The lake
was transformed but now run-
off has caused some damaging
algae blooms there and in Lake
St. Claire in Wisconsin. Phospho-
rous and nitrogen overloading is
a national problem for our lakes
and rivers, he noted.

to all - family
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to comfort us
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eye to her left to compensate for
the double vision. She and her
little sister decorated her plain
black patch - just a little spirit
lifter for everybody.
Kaylee is grateful for all the
blessings of her life. Most of all,
she said, she is grateful for those
who continue to support her
through it all. Kaylee smiles and
says, "Stephanie never left my
side - she's my strength; my Mom
is my heart; my Dad is my hero
- he's always supportive and has
something positive to say."
In addition to her sisters, Kay-

lee has an "awesome" 21-month-
old nephew (every morning he
kisses her and they have to eat
a bowl of cereal together) and a
new niece on the way. She said
she's looking forward to August
18 when she finally gets to meet
this niece and take in the whole
experience - "except the dirty
diapers - yuk!"
The Turlington family is hold-
ing its own. They are strong and
supportive to each other. They
do have one need - two includ-
ing your prayers. Friends have
placed jars around town for gas

Church Briefs

Eastside Baptist
plans VBS fun
At Eastside Baptist Church's
Vacation Bible School kids will
set sail for a week of nonstop fun
at Outrigger Island to explore five
Bible truths: God is real, Jesus is
Gods' Son, Jesus is the only way;
the Bible is God's word; and my
actions show what I'believe.
Eastside Baptist Church, on
Hwy. 80E, will present the week-
long event free to children from
kindergarten through sixth grade
from June 23-27. Hours are 6-8:30
p.m. At that time adults may also
participate in Bible study. Free of
charged, open to all.

Kids: Welcome to
Friendship Trek
Community Harvest Worship
Center invites all kids who have
completed kindergarten through
fifth grade to hike its Friendship
Trek. They will explore Bible sto-
ries, take Bible challenges, make
crafts, eat yummy snacks, play
fun games, sing awesome songs
and more!
VBS kick off will begin Sunday,
June 22, at 11 a.m. during chil-
dren's Church. Then VBS contin-
ues from Tuesday through Friday,
June 24-27, from 6:30-9 p.m.
To pre-register please phone
the church at 675-0938 Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday or Friday be-
tween 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The
church is located across from
the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on
the corner of SR 29 and Orange

Cowboy Church will
meet on June 12
On Thursday, June 12, Cow-
boy Church of Palmdale will hold
its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m.
with food and fellowship and at 7:
p.m. Gospel music and the word.
The church is on the corner of
5th and Main at the community
building. The pastor, this month
will be Melinda Brown from the
Ministry Center in Lake Placid. All

Sale to benefit church
youth group
Oak Grove Holiness Church is
planning a multi-family yard sale
at 321 S. Elm Street from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Adult and children's clothes,
household items, etc. Cheap pric-
es, cotton candy. Proceeds will
benefit the youth group.

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. Biased on Psalm
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
of shifting sands and wavering
Vacation Bible school is for all
children who are 5 years old and
entering kindergarten through 6th
grade! You can register online at
fbclabelle.org, Call 863-675-2171
or stop by the office to fill out a

Western fun at Grace
Baptist Church
Sunday School for K-5th grade
will become an adventure at
Grace Baptist Church. Pastor Jeff
Zimmerman will conduct a "Chil-
dren's Round-up" from Sunday,
June 15-Sunday, August 17. That

is 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
Bus and/or other transporta-
tion is available. Call Grace Bap-
tist Church at: (863) 675-3340 for
a ride to the wild west. Parents
are especially invited to come
with their children. The church
is located at: 4200 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd., (Just east of Collinswood
Blvd.). Sunday School begins at
9:30 am. Children's Round-Up
each Sunday from June 15-Au-
gust 17. All cowboys and cowgirls

Life Ministries invites
kids to VBS
Come to SonWorld Adventure
Park at Life Ministries Church for
Vacation Bible School June 9-13.
Enjoy fun-filled activities and
discover important choices: to
believe, to act, to be forgiven, to
obey and to choose Jesus.
Lively songs, skits, crafts
games, Bible stories and tatsty
snacks. Classes for children ages
3-12 are from 6-9 p.m. Parents are
invited to join in. Closing program
will be Sunday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Call 675-8855 to register.

Caloosa Baptist has
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.

Gospel jams coming
Rev. Lester Grant will host a
Gospel jam session at Barron
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.

VBS cowboys and
Parents - Are you wondering
how you're going to keep your
kids busy this summer? Here's a
great idea! All kids enjoy cowboys
and horses so why not 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.

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1/2 Price Pizza Night
Kids eat for $1
(2 kids meals for very adult menal puchased, not including ribs)
1/2 Price Wings Night!
870 W. Hickpoochee Ave. #800 * LaBelle, FL

money donations.
If you see one at the Handy
Stores, Rick's Mini-Mart, the cof-
fee shop or one of the other lo-

cations, remember your spare
change could be a big help to a
family working hard to support
one of its precious links.

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g fp~ Set sail for Outrigger Island'"! It will be a week
of nonstop action as you learn how to live
God's unshakable truth. Explore five Bible
S4 |truths - God is real; Jesus is God's Son;
Jesus is the only way; the Bible is God's
l in. Word; and my actions show what I believe.
By the end of the week you will have learned
what it means to know, speak, and live the truth.
Its Vacation Bible School at Eastside Baptist Church on Highway 80 West,
like you've never experienced before! Children grade K through grade 6 are
admitted free from June 23-27, 6:00 to 8:30 pm.
In this one-week adventure, you will hear Bible stories, participate in cool
crafts, motivating music, eat snacks at the Snack Shack, and play games
at Recreation Reef.
During the same week, adults also will have the opportunity to participate
in a Bible study! This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportuni-
ties is free of charge and open to everyone.
Outrigger IslandTM: Living God's unshakable truth will be an event to
remember: Come join us! For more Info call 863-675-2691

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008 7

LHS seniors earn diplomas

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
LaBelle High School football
stadium. 8 p.m. Friday, May 30,
2008. The scene, once again, of
another high school graduation.
This time 264 of LaBelle's young
people stepped onto the stage
set up on the field as high school
students, and stepped of as young
men and women ready to face
the world. Families, teachers, ad-
ministrators and well wishers all
shared the optimism of another
rite of passage for the commu-
nity's young people. As always, it
was an evening for laughter and
tears; looking forward and look-
ing back.

Co-Valedictorians Freddy Mar-
tinez and Brittany Baker spoke
in tandem for the Class of 2008,
offering their appreciation to par-
ents, teachers and the commu-
nity. They talked about the ben-
efits and drawbacks of growing
up in a small community; of the
things growing up around differ-
ent cultures has taught them; of
the strong foundation this com-
munity has helped them build.
They spoke of the challenges
- new and old - their generation
faces - a poor economy, job short-
age, war. "We must be the solu-
tion," Brittany told her peers, "We
have to rise to the occasion."
Freddy compared their class

to the Cowboys football team -
starting off four years ago a little
wobbly but gaining experience
and strength, eventually earn-
ing respect throughout the area.
The pair also cited the many suc-
cesses of their classmates in other
high school organizations.
Salutatorian Mallory Allen told
her classmates, "We proved we
can be successful" and challenged
each find their own definition of
success. She shared five words
that sum up success for her: Re-
spect, Safety, Trust, Consent and
Equality. She excitedly rallied the
assembled Class of 2008 with her
final words to them: "Get Ready,
Get Set, Go!"

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The traditional jubilant throwing of hats marked the end of LaBelle High School graduation
ceremonies at the football field May 30.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Gathering before graduation ceremonies May 30 was a last chance for many of the Class of
2008 to get a little crazy with their school friends.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
2008 Salutatorian Mallory Al-
len's graduation speech was
upbeat and challenged her Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
classmates to find their own Co-Valedictorians Freddy Martiinez and Brittany Baker ad-
definition of success. dress the Class of 2008 for the final time.

LaBelle High School Valedictorians
left, with Salutatorian Mallory Allen.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Freddy Martinez, seated, and Brittany Baker, standing

Submitted photo/LES

Last for the year
LaBelle Elementary School students selected for the last month of the school year as citizens
of the MontlI in the older students group are: (first row to back row) Arnoldo Gonzalez, Fer-
nando Deras, Juan Raya and Jesus Gonzalez. In row two are: Tanya Ramirez, Karen Maciel,
Liliana Escobedo, Naesa Guajardo and Stacy Carter. Row three includes: Eusebio Diaz, Hec-
tor Rodriguez, Lupito Perez, Enrique Jimenez and Eduardo Torres.

Submitted photo


receives AA
Earle D. Wilson III graduated
from Edison College, Lee
County Campus, Fort Myers
last month. He received his
Associate in Arts degree at
the May 2 ceremony at the
Barbara B. Mann Hall. Earle
is the son of Nancy and Earle
Wilson of LaBelle. He is a
2005 graduate of LaBelle High
School and plans to continue
college to obtain a bachelors
degree in business. He will
transfer to Florida Gulf Coast

Submitted photo/Rick Marquith

Scholarships awarded
Brianna L. Gutterez and Cori L. Ankney were each award-
ed a $500 American Legion Riders Scholarship on May 28.
Richard Marquith, Director of the American Legion Riders,
is pictured presenting the scholarship to Cori. Brianna, cur-
rently attending Florida State University, could not attend the
award presentation. Cori will be attending University of North

New department head named at SWFAS detox center

Kevin B. Lewis, chief execu-
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Addiction Services (SWFAS), has
announced that
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been appoint-
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Adult Detoxifi-
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for all adult de- Bill Emonz
.toxification ser-
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new Detoxification Center under
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Mr. Emonz succeeds Janice
Cook, who will become Assistant
Director until her retirement from
"We are delighted to have
someone with Bill's experience
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programming into its next phase
of development," Lewis said.
"His breadth of experience is well
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The new larger detoxification
Center will give us the opportunity
to bring even more family involve-
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recovery," Mr. Emonz said.
Mr. Emonz brings more than
30 years of experience in the ad-
dictions field, both as a clinician
and as an administrator.
Bill Emonz joined SWFAS as
a consultant in organizational
development in 2006 and was ap-
pointed special projects director

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He received his Bachelor of
Arts degree in psychology/reli-
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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

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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008

FCB hosts pet

donation drive

LaBelle, FL - Florida Communi-
ty Bank will be hosting a donation
drive in support of the Caloosa
Humane Society, a non-profit or-
ganization that houses the home-
less animals of the LaBelle area.
With no county or state funding,
the Caloosa Humane Society must
rely on the local community for
support, and Florida Community
Bank has stepped up to help.
Throughout the month of June
the Labelle branch of Florida
Community Bank will be collect-
ing donations of the items needed
to keep the Humane Society run-
ning. Among the much-needed
items are bleach, 409 Cleanser,
Simple Green, Dawn dish soap,
paper towels, newspaper, gar-
bage bags, cat toys, canned cat
& dog food, clay litter, and old
blankets or towels. In addition to
these items the humane society is
always in need of monetary do-

nations, volunteers and any avail-
able type of community support.
Donations are being accepted
during normal business hours
in the lobby of Florida Commu--
nity Bank located at 155 N. Bridge
Street, LaBelle, Florida.
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(FLCM) is a full service, commu-
nity based, financial institution
that provides high quality finan-
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lored to fit the individual needs of
each client in a caring and flexible
manner With offices in Charlotte,
Hendry, Lee and Collier counties,
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cially strong, committed to prof-
itable growth, and focused on
doing what is right not just what
is permissible for the people and
businesses of South-west Florida.
We are "Rooted in History and
Growing the Future."

Bronson calls for federal probe of fuel prices

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son recently called on Congress
and the Bush Administration to
launch full and thorough inves-
tigations into skyrocketing fuel
prices which are threatening the
state and U.S. economy, as well

Education Briefs

Voluntary Pre-K
Open House
VPK open house will be held at
Country Oaks Elementary School
Cafeteria on June 5 from 6-7 p.m.
If you have already enrolled your
in the VPK program you can
meet teachers and review the
curriculum. 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

as jeopardizing national security.
At the same time, Bronson is
urging Congress to resist efforts
to slow down the production of
ethanol and bio-diesel, arguing
that the production of alternative
fuels is the most effective option
in assuring that fuel prices mod-
erate and that future energy costs

674-4140 of you have questions
or concerns.

Apply for RCMA
child care now
The following RCMA child care
centers are now accepting appli-
cations for children six weeks old
to five years old: LaBelle CDC, SR
29 863-674-4510; Mira Verde CDC
863-674-4104; Krome CDC Cow-
boy Way 863-674-4515; Glades
West CDC 863-612-0783 and New
Beginning 863-675-4266.
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-

are affordable.
"We're being taken for a ride,
and the evidence is everywhere,
from the escalating prices we pay
to fill up our vehicles with gaso-
line to the purchase of virtually
all consumer goods," Bronson
said. "It is almost impossible to
conceive of a product that is not
dependent on oil in either its pro-
duction or transportation to the
stores in which it is sold."
Toward that end, Bronson,
who serves as the state's primary
consumer protection official as
head of the Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
said it is imperative that Con-
gress and the White House initi-
ate comprehensive investigations
into all aspects of the oil business,
including production, trading by
investors and speculators and ul-
timately the marketing and sale of
The Commissioner said that
both he and his department are
being bombarded with calls from
consumers irate over skyrocket-
ing fuel prices, the cost of cooling
their homes and escalating costs

Sport Shorts

Summer basketball Register for cheer,

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.

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.

Summer football,
volleyball camp set
LHS is planning a summer
football and volleyball camp
Monday, June 16-Thursday, June
19, from 1-4 p.m. There is a $50
registration fee. For volleyball,
kids going into the third grade-I 1
grade are welcome; for football
from those going into third grade-

eleventh grade. Pick up provided
from VBS. Call 863-674-4574 for

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting
and 20 Yard Target League.

Sunday, June 15, 3D Archery
Shoot at the Nalle Grade County
Park in North Fort Myers. The
shoot is hosted by the Lee County
A roving field range consisting
of 20 3D target stations, and a 14
station N.F.A.A. field course. Sign
up 8-8:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 9
A $10.00 shooting fee applies.
Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-6212.
Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m., 900
Round event.

for items ranging from airline tick-
ets to fertilizer. Even food prices
have been significantly impacted
as higher oil prices increase the
costs of processing, packaging
and transporting food -- steps that
account for 80 cents on every dol-
lar spent on food in the United
What Congress must resist, he
argued, are rumblings in Wash-
ington to limit the production
of alternative fuels because of
criticism that ethanol produced
by corn is a significant factor in
higher food prices because it re-
moves a portion of the nation's
corn production from the human
and animal food chain.
In fact, the President's Council
of Economic Advisors estimates
that only 3 percent of the total in-
crease in food prices this year is
attributable to corn that is being
diverted for ethanol production.
Analysts say the most significant
factors in increasing food costs
are higher fuel prices, greater de-
mand in countries such as China
and India, and droughts in several
major food-producing nations.
Establishing a major alterna-
tive fuel industry in Florida is a
top priority of Bronson, who is
a Steering Committee member
of "25x25" - a national bipartisan
organization committed to seeing
the nation's agriculture industry
produce 25 percent of the coun-
try's energy needs by the year
In January 2006, Bronson un-
veiled Florida's "Farm to Fuel" ini-
tiative, a program designed to use
Florida's more than 10 million
acres of farm and timber land to
produce ethanol and bio-diesel as
a means of keeping Florida land
in open green space and in an
effort to reduce the state and na-
tion's dependency on foreign oil.

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REDUCED $12400 $169,500. 5BR/4BA HOM1 buill il 21001 oni 20+- Acres.
NEW LISTINGI SHORT SMALE 213r/21a CBHS home v/ 31iR/21iA 110IM1i ltan'g Oaks a:ld nictl ltdsiiapedl. $795,000
screclned lan;i il ite cil(\ $130,00000 IrEluRel $182,5001N OTS
NEW LISTINGI 3llr/'211a Home w/ ou)Cln oor plan 31R/21A CIS 1IIOME LAU EI, 1 OAKS -needs T 'lC i 'T I 'Rh.ll I II t I, i.'M Nl . lu iltlale'lolson
overlooking wooded iastilure. $169,900 $199,000 1. ,,1 1 . i . .1. . .. 1. iI, i, , \Vi'ws of main
IRFDUC1IT FQOR OIIICK SAIlE 4lir/211:i Moiile 31IIR/211A WEll, MAINTAINED MOBILE IIOME on 3 ricr a& xbowt , o0i' ho;it dock w dredged Ilxti slip.
il ..... 'I ~ "I .. , . . I. . I and pond. lots, $180,000 Posililc twner Linancing. Now $750,000
$445oo REDUCEI) $179,000 2BR/2BA CRIIEKIRONIT I1OM10 I'ollyvwtg I'oiilc Rli. l II , i 111 H ii 1\ i.I.!i I - .... l 'olhe,! GORGI(OI'S
RIVERIFRONT HOMES Redluced $229,000 I' i i 1 11 1 I I 'r Reluced $245,000
RIVERFRONT P'ROPIERTYI 3 IB / 2 Ba l lole plus 3O1B/2BA lBEAUTIFUL 10 M1 t. grtcal kitchn l andI ONli OF A KIND RIVEiRFRONTI 12+,- Acres itdo k
detached guest house, motor-holme cairol1rt and a lots ilocabineis, $234,900 plus 100+ - l i\ertlronitage. $2,200,000
screened dock house Wit /concreIte Iboat r.aip. 311R/2.51A CIIS PIOOl'0 I11OM 2.000 1 - sq I. living OIt \ i m I I ' i \ll' 1C It0 1, lh.''2lt
$650,000 alre'. $259,000 G:tn .... ' I . ..
HOMES 1IR/28A IRICK IN 'ITOWN I \\x',t buiildl.lile loti Itrontlec $3.300,000
SHORT SAEI 3Br/21Ba 2006 I)W Mobile IHome-Make $264,500
Offer! Reduced $85,000 CUSTOM BU1.T 3lli/2.511A ill Ciloosa Ilubl r i 11 EXCE Il1,ENT' PRICE! Ricstidtial Ilonlesiti lo tiedI itn
SHORII SAL.EI Bi2H, M f:ctcurel hollla oe 1 Acure. \tA\rap artuid porch and oak m cdltTC \':inl. $325,000 tCM limis' lcdLuccd lilt ittick slle $34,500
Reduced $92,500 IOMtES ION A(IFEAl IIF, AUTIFI. t + AC IIOMIESITrrE IeArf I:lihoulpson
i/ ACRE (6 1,O'S)I oi corner tuf IHwy 78 andl 2.29 +/- AlCRES w suinglctidc \Moile I'Home .mnl RI' rvic\ St
(Comianchlice 125' 250' $99,900 $120,000 \i bare residential lots available!
SHORrT SA1.EI 3Br/21ia Home c / ceramiiic tile and 22111(/211A 1MOBi HOME ON 1 AC( - tCountim Mon tira Port LaBelle and
screclene porch $115,000 Mei.allo\ws $120,000 llorsesbhoe Acres. Callfor details.
41R/3BA - 2005 MANUFACTURED IIOME in ltIown .l)DOillIWIDl MOllII 1 HIOME on 2.'t aces! ACAG
$119,000 $13i4,500. 2.29 + - ACRES $110,000
3BI/21JA HOME w/scrcclned pircl h & Inced Ibck 2 I1. I I\ ItI 1(1 \' 111 i wI, r l 2l1 lI\oulletnil 11+- OlS li Ih v -' i ll l.Ua on 'ri.ie IRoad.
'ar. I'Priced to sell! REDUCIE)I $119,900. ' ''I i . i" i " * 1.9,500 $280.500
21R/2BA IIOM - Owlnr Financhig! iReducedl l .5 ACRliSI M\use iRi.d \ l lir 21ai mobile liomc. 15+/- AC 'li ulign-Hcusiss: \llv 20 Frontige in
$121,200 Reducedl $ 150,000 Fldl I MiCe firomt Collicer ldrv l ine. Rieducedu
2111R/2A WELL. MAAIN IINEiD H11OMlE vscrnc SHORTc SAE.1 3BIIR I \ t1 S 1 nie on I I .S2 il Acrs $528,000.
luii. $122.500 li c'nl upgrllis, II'nccS ahuh il ktl os liln cd. $339,000 10+4- AC(RiS NMEAR IIWY 2)9 SOUTllH i Seial
Iu1Jlh A SIN* Illl uo srll! llcduci I1'1C.II I .E)IIUClEI) $2.10.0i00 uildilig lReduced $380.100
$129,900 BUIW 3111211A RHEMOIF, IEI) IIOMlIE oni ' I tti- ls C0OMMERIBCIAI, 1NDUSTRIA1.
312U A il t1e miner suilt aid mani y c\itlIS. o:ak shaded lcrs $2"9.9100 C(MM0111ER.I\I, IIUINGI INI itllv riclodlckxl iandt
RIEDI)UC I $134,900 IiMANUFAC'NTUREID I111) l on 1i3 ! i rc. Muse Roaid! grni'l usiblhlI\./ ond Itusincss Reduced $199,900
3IR/211HA HOME IN TIll CIYlt I'ich liducd! Makel $277,000 INI)USTRIA'I, PROPIR''I lEIvcllelnt investtmcnt
o(Ie'! Rli ceduiut $149,500 w/$2,000 (:,ilel Allowance II 3L11R21A ll3 oin i CIs iln lltc couiilt. $296,000 opiiptllunlv 3 Siel tbuldiht1ngs ion IO . +- acres i 2--
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008 9


Jones, Billings engaged

Kerem Betancur and Benja-
min Alfredo Mantilla were joined
in marriage on March 15, 2008.
The bride is the daughter of
Jose and Esther Betancur of La-
The groom is the son of Al-
fredo and Darrie Mantilla also of
The wedding ceremony was

held at the Kingdom Hall of Je-
hova's Witnesses in LaBelle. Al-
fredo Mantilla officiated at the
Following the ceremony a re-
ception was held at the groom's
parents' family garden. After a
honeymoon to the North Georgia
mountains, the couple is at home
in LaBelle.


Hiram Lee

Hernandez Jr.
Hiram and Joana Hernandez
are pleased to announce the birth
of their son, Hiram Lee Hernan-
dez, Jr., on April 25, 2008.
The young man weighed 6
pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20
inches long at birth.
Little Hiram was welcomed
by his proud grandparents Adam
and Rebecca Vasquez; and Di-
anna Hernandez and Martin Her-

V t " .

Submitted photo
Hiram Lee Hernandez Jr.

Las Noticas en Espanol

Alico Cierra
El 19 de mayo Alico anunci6
el cierre de Mundo de Plantas
(World Plant) debido a perdi-
das financieras. Alico compr6 la
propiedad en el 2004 y desde en-
tonces se han dedicado al trans-
plante de vegetables para vender-
los a los agricultores locales.
El Director de Alico y CEO John
R. Alexander dijo: "En bienestar
de La Compafifa esta, ha sido una
de las mejores deciciones toma-
da ya que nuestra plant esti lo-
calizada en una area commercial
donde queremos darle el uso mas
productive incluyendo la venta,
derechos o desarrollo. Hemos
proveido pagos por el desempleo
y dado servicios a los empleados
que se han visto afectador por
esta dristica decici6n y ayudarles
con el impact que le va a causar
a ellos y sus families, esperamos
que con esta ayuda la transici6n
de encontrar un nuevo trabajo
sea mas fAcil"
Mundo de Plantas es el segun-
do negocio agricola que cierra
sus puertas en LaBelle este mes.
El 7 de mayo La Empacadora de
Citricos y Comidas Frescas cono-
cida como La Empacadora de
Duda cerr6 sus puertas despues
de 20 afios de operar en el nego-
cio del empaque de citricos. Los
29 empleados de tiempo comple-
to perdieron sus trabajos ese dia,
los trabajadores de temporada
que trabajaban medio tiempo
ya habian terminado. Durante la
temporada mas ocupada 130 em-
pleados trabajaron en la empaca-
dora. En un discurso preparado

por La Directora de La Compafiia
Duda Susan Howard, ella dijo
a los empleados que estaban
despedidos por las p6rdidas de
dinero en el negocio y que sale
mas barato asociarce con otras
Aproximadamente 135,500
acres de tierra loalizados en Los
Condados Collier, Glades, Hen-
dry, Lee y Polk son propiedad de
Alico. La misi6n de la compaflia
es adquirir valores de bienes y
races en agriculture para recibir
mas dinero por la transacci6n de
las propiedades.
Clases de Kinder
Habra una casa abierta para
las classes de preparaci6n hacia el
Kinder que se van a dar en La Es-
cuela Roble de Campo (Country
Oaks) Venga a conocer a las mae-
stras. Las classes comienzan el el
9 de junio a las 7:45. Todavia hay
tiempo de registrar a su nifio en
las horas de oficina. Para que el
niio sea eligible el tiene que ten-
er la edad de comenzar el Kinder
en el otofio. Traiga el certificado
de nacimiento y prueba de que
vive en Hendry. Por favor llamar a
Beth Lutkenhaus para preguntas.
Telffono: 674-4140

Registrar a votar
Campana para registrar
votantes de dos partidos sera con-
ducido el Sabado Junio 7, 2008 en
el vecindario de Crescent Acres y
Country Meadows.
Habra formularios en Ingles y
Espanol. Asistencia bilingue sera
Residents interesados o con
preguntas, pueden hablarle a
Maria Sandoval al 675-4242 o a
Donna Storter al 675-8850.

Notice to professionals that deal with real estate taxes

The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, -len-
dry County Property Appraiser,
would like to announce that she
is available to meet with any local
real estate office, title company,
lending institution, law office or
any professional group whose cli-
ents would benefit from a better
understanding of amendment 1
and how it affects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared

a presentation to help you bet- help estimate the new tax. Anyone 5270. You can also go to our web-
ter understand these exemptions interested in having her meet with site www.hendryprop.org under
plus a tax estimate calculator to your office please call 863-675- contact us and send her an email.
Eu- .- '-I1


Amanda Jones and Wayne Billings.

David Jones and Suzanne
Roberts of Fort Myers are proud
to announce the engagement
and forthcoming wedding of
their daughter, Amanda Jones, to
Wayne Billings of Ortona.
The prospective groom is the
son of Cotton and Ann Billings of
The wedding is planned for
June 7, 2008, at the home of the

Submitted photo

bride's mother.
The bride-to-b.e is a 2001 grad-
uate of Riverdale High School.
She is employed as a Certified
Nursing Assistant at Oakbrook of
The groom-elect is employed
as Supervisor of Ranch with Little
Ranch II.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Ortona.

* 7 ac+/- 500+/- of riverfront. Virtually
no corp easement. $1,750,000.
* 5 ac of scenic waterfront w/high ele-
vations. $595,000.
1+/- ac of riverfront. Deep water dock-
age w/large boat dock. $499,900.
* lac on historical Ft. Denaud Rd.
Planted with orange & peach trees.
100 ft on the intracoastal. $395,000.
* Waterfront, one lot off the main chan-
nel, in 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.

S863-675-0898 OFC B
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikkl@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
239/564-2005 cell 239/584-2002 cell

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

Prow terrace in Colintry Village Reduced! Use
as a starter Home or as rental income! Call
Today! Asking $85,000
3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD - ith Carport - $600/M

180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: lTisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curis, Patty Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen

Classic 3/1 riverfront home /den w/full bar, central
vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar,
cedar lined closets, office, solar system, electric
drapes in den/living room, irrigation system, secu-
rity lights, paved circle driveway, dock & ramp. 4
bay garage w/bathroom & office. $1,200,000
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view of
the Caloosahatchee River. Features include wood,
tile & carpet flooring, plantation shutters, lanai &
large private boat dock w/lift. Community club-
house includes pool, boat ramp & tennis court.
Intacoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dlock, 12,000 Ib boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area, pantry,
Corian countertops, large walk-in
closets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters
for riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from
the river, $500,000
Charming 4/2/2 older brick home in Caloosa Est.
w/open porch patio. Gorgeous riverfront w/boat
lock & lift. $475,000
Fish & play on the river all day without the burden of
riverfront taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan
home is on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/lirect
access to the Caloosahatchee River $298,000
24i0 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,

, HOUMIS **********
* WATERFRONT! Picture Prefect! 3BR/2B
custom built home located in the Prestigious
Caloosa Harbor S/D. Features include an Oak
filled kpaf"lF ol^ltlllrl ilfpfs to
the CaMnsa areife IRFld arclfe", hard-
wood cabinets, granite counter tops in the
kitchen, a luxurious master suite with 2 walk
in closets, and much more! $289,900
* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
throughout hmne, oversized kitchen and much
much more. $215,000.
* Cozy I/I condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh
paint, ceramic tile and upgrades thru out.
* REDUCEDI The Price is Right! You could
be the proud new owner of this 3BIV2B CBS
home. Features include vaulted ceilings, split
floor plan,' 111.. , i,.i i .n'. 2 cargarage, and
Inuch, t111, Ih ,, ,. I1 JI owcase can be
yours for only $149,900
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBellc. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move
into. $149,700.
* Great home for a great price! This 3BR/2B
home1011C features a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carport. Only
* Brand new 2007 4/2 CBS home with
den/office, larI OL !!!nuitte, screened
porch. $129,900.

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 RYE CT - Port LaBelle - $750/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY N - Muse - $800/M
32/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $850/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE - Mobile - $850/M
22 CONDO - Furnished - Lehigh - $1,000/M
32.5/3 ON RIVER- For Sale Also - $2,000/M

and dock permit. Deed restricted community .72
+/-ac. $399,900
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of water
front.ge & tons of privacy : $149,900
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/microjet
irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibilities.
0 +/- ac off well maintained dirt road. Unlimited
potential at $30,000/ac.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees. & pasture.
Well & power on site. $995,000
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac v/ flowing creek. $960,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting located in
Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
20 +/- fenced acres south of LaBelle. 3 ponds and 2
outbuildings. Land is cleared. Zoned A-2, but not
classified as ag for tax purposes. $395,000
18.5 ac located off of Silverlake Rd. $359,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
20+/- ac in W Muse. $299,900
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
2.5 to 5 +/- ac in Pioneer $39,900 to $129,000.
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle,
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 3.75 +/-
ac. parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from $20,000
& up.

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* immaculate 3/z nome on corner lot in rort
LaBelle. Spacious master bedroom, oversized
kitchen w/breakfast area and ch muchmch
more. $115,000.
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
Take control with the affordability of this
amazing 3BR/2B home. Remodeled kitchen
and wonderful screened lanai on the green-
belt. Seize your chance at only $108,000
* BANK OWNEDI 3BR/2B home located in
the prestigious river front subdivision of Quail
Run. Features include fenced back yard,
screened porch, ceramic tile and much more,
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air New carpet, corner
lot. $108,000.
* Great investment potential! IBRIb home
onI a corner lot. Homes needs some work...
but is priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 slq f of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/V2B home on 10+/-
acres has it all, from it spacious Illily room
w/stole fireplace, master suite w/ office, cov-
ered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is
a steal @ only $350,000
* Size will surprise youl 21R/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home. Features a warm comfortable living
room w/gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, front
& real covered porches. $300,000



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2029 N. IMotRl i l 2 $139,900

5067 NE Tradewinds Circle 3/2/2 $139,900

7049 Tide Circle 3/2/2 $1,690 Now $159,900
7035 Beaver Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
9004 E. Broad Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
6049 Acorn Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
3069 NE Beechwood Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
3045 June Circle 4/2/2 $199,900
3004 Holt Court 4/3/3 $279,900

Banyan Village - New Subdivision -Starting $7,800
Port LaBelle Lots - 'A acre Discounted Lots - Now $14,900,
Okechobee - Viking Subdivition - 1 'A acre - $14,900
Lorida Ranchettes - 10 Acre Tracks - $9,900 per acre

Office 863-612-0551
Sw~n.CHLHomeBuilders.coiim Q39922

* minutIes from :Mlnquliy! NiIce ./L mIanumIc-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller. $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Monturm, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of
living area ready for occupancy) SELLER
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3B132BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road.Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, Ind 'ie'xas
sized rooms! $127,500.
* '1,vo for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maiainined ma nu1:c1tured home plus a
2/2 inmanutfiletured hole. Plenty of fruit trees
and oak trees. All offers weltcomte! $119,900
* Lel's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home
features built in cabinets, l:uge master bath,
spacious kitchen, tid plenty of elbow room
thru the rest of the Ihouse. Outside yoiu w\\ill
field a fenced yard and storage shed.
* lomne Sweet llome! Affordable, completely
rbelotdeled 3BA/2B hole in town close to schools,
restaurants, shoppl) ing, etc. "IL 1.1. galore will
make you happy to be home! i'5,111,11

* cookingg to invest in some income produc-
ing properly? Ti'li'T': D alnd Iread to
own? This 211R II. I , .... :' acre is the
perfect answer! Only $45,000.
Call about our vacant land!
********* LOTS **********
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********* COMMERCIAL **********
* Log Cabin BBQ- Centrally located in
LaBelle with 167+/- feet of frontage on SRS0.
Possible Seller financing, call for terms.
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SRSO in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office
space and has plenty of roomtl for parking. The
floorplanl has the advantage of being able to
he split into 2 sepanlte rental offices, while
still providing a common lobby area.
* lrime 20+/- acre potential cotlmercial par-
cel located ne;r West Glads Elenllentary ill
Mus1e ad jIst nillutes raway froll downtown
I.allel . $3.50 per square foot.
* Invels now - buikl later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.
* Commalnercil proper\v with visibility from SR
8 . 0+/-. M ke oiler $80,000.

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Betancur, Mantilla wed

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Kerem Betancur and Benjamin Alfredo Mantilla.

* 1 Acre with 120' Frontage
* Gated Caloosa Shores Subdivision
* High Ground, Panoramic Views

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Community Briefs

4-H Youth
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

LaBelle Park Vine
Roundup set
The Hendry/LaBelle Recre-
ation Board and Coalition for
Eco-Recreation would like to in-
vite community organizations,
youth groups and individuals to
a LaBelle Nature Park Trail Clean
Up on Saturday, June 7, from
8-10 a.m. Gloves, long sleeved
shirts, long pants, sturdy shoes
and insect repellant are recom-
mended. Participants are encour-
aged to bring their own clippers
and wheelbarrows. They will
be clipping and pulling evasive
vines. Water will be provided. Call
Margaret England at 674-0695 for
information. The LaBelle Nature
Park is located at Hardee Street
and Fraser on the Caloosahatchee
River in LaBelle. Website: http://

AA has weekly
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church
of the Good Shepherd, 1098 Col-
lingswood Pkwy; Tuesday: 8 p.m.
LaBelle Group (closed 12 step)
First Christian Church, Ford St.
Wednesday: Noon Port La-
Belle Group, Collingswood Pkwy,
Open Big Book Study; Thursday:'
8 p.m. LaBelle Group, Ford St.
Open meeting; Friday: 7 p.m. Port
LaBelle Group, Collingswood
Pkwy, Open meeting

Kids! Free
fishing class
A free fishing class for ages
7-13 will be held Friday, June 20,
from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Marina
Bait and Tackle (next to the boat
ramp). Basic freshwater fishing
techniques, safety, baits and tack-
le will be taught. Children must
be accompanied by an adult and
should bring their pole and tackle
if they have any. Class will be lim-
ited, so please call 675-8828 for

June hours
for thrift store
The Kiwanis Thrift Store has
announced June hours: Mon-
day 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Fri-
day and Saturday 11 a.m-3 p.m.;
closed Wednesday, Thursday and

Library hosts
summer fun
The Barron Library Summer
Kids Program will be held month-
ly on Thursday, June 12, July 10,
and August 7, from 11 a.m. till

Learn to swim
The "Learn to Swim" Program
is back for 2008!
Register in person at the Port
LaBelle Pool, 4051 NE Eucalyptus
Blvd, LaBelle, FL Final chance to
register Friday, June 6, from 4-7
Lessons begin in June. Reg-
istration fee is $5 per student.
Call Angela at (863) 234-1603 for
more info.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet at El Tarasco Mexican
Restaurant for lunch June 19 at
11:30 a.m. All widows are wel-

Girl Scouts
plan yard sale
Girl Scout Troop #344 will
have a yard sale Saturday, June 7,
from 8 a.m.-noon at the McDon-
ald's parking lot in LaBelle. Dona-
tions are being accepted for the
sale and can be dropped off that
morning or call Kass Whidden at
239-229-9488 to arrange donating
the items.

Do you know
a little Princess?
She can be "Princess for a

Day" on Friday, June 6, at Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist
Church, 310 Campbell Street in
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida
is planning a whole day of fun
for girls currently in kindergar-
ten through 3rd grade beginning
at 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with early
drop off available on request.
Princesses will make crowns
and puppets, learn about good
manners while having a tea par-
ty, learn a song and dance and

watch a princess movie. Older
girls are invited to come to help.
Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts
to participate. Parents are invited
to come at 5 p.m. to see the per-
formance the girls will prepare.
The price for the event is $8.
For more information or to
register, call Barbara Van Essen
at the Girl Scout Service Center at
800-586-3186 ext. 404.

Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the L.J. Nobles 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

Pioneer plans
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 call 983-9544.

Kids! Enjoy
musical theater
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 of Robin Hood the Musi-
cal July 17-20. Cost is $65 per child
for the entire four-week program
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
planning 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.

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.

Class of '88
plans 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.

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.

Don't lose
your Homestead
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser
wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your
Florida Homesteaded property in
2007 and are applying for or have
already applied for homestead in
2008 you may be eligible for the
new "portability exemption." The
same applies to your property
relinquished in 2008 and you are
now pre-filing for 2009 on a new
If you qualify for portability it
will allow you to carry your cap
(Save Our Homes) with you to
your new Florida property.
If you are upsizing, meaning
the market value of your new
homestead property is greater
than your old homestead prop-
erty you will be able to carry your
"Save Our Homes" benefit forward
up to $500,000.
If you are downsizing, mean-

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Pool Service
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Pet Setting * In-Home Service Sitter
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located in the historic forrey
building downtown LaBelle

ing the market value of the new
homestead property is less than
the old homestead property you
will carry the SOH benefit forward
based on a percentage of old to
new homestead up to $500,000.
You can go to our website
www.hendrypa.org and down-
load the information for what you
need to bring with you to pre-file
for 2009 homestead plus an appli-
cation for portability. If you have
relinquished your Florida home-
steaded home in 2007 or 2008 but
have not yet purchased another
home you can also download a
"Request For Removal of Tax Ex-
If you have additional ques-
tions please call our office and
my staff will be able to assist you.
In Labelle call 863-675-5270 and
in Clewison 863-983-3178.

Pre-file for ag
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made ANY changes to this busi-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
MUST remember.
* Agricultural Classifications

Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.

863 675.0022


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P.O. Box 1380 * LaBelle, FL
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Bush hogging, mowing/grading,
or other jobs?


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


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


All types of Rool'iig,
Repairs, Rerools - New Construction
Over 20 yeris experience in Ihe
Soutlhwcsl Florida r;ca
(863) 675-1720
LaceCC 3280,'2
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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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Rainbow Trails Camp
for bereaved children
Hope Hospice is now accept-
ing applications for the 2008 Rain-
bow Trails camp for bereaved
children. The annual camp is for
any youth, ages 6-16, who have
experienced a death in their fam-
ily during the past year due to
any cause. The camp will be held
June 13-15.
The camp is provided at no
cost to the family. Camp Counsel-
ors are Hope employees, school
counselors, teachers and other
volunteers who complete coun-
selor training each year.
The goal of Rainbow Trails
Camp is to provide:
* A safe weekend camp expe-
* An understanding of the grief
process and their experiences
* Skills to cope with grief and
* An opportunity to memorial-
ize and say good-bye to their de-
ceased loved one
Rainbow Trails is full of fun
and stress-reducing activities in-
cluding crafts, swimming, singing
and much more. While camp has
a serious purpose, campers will
have plenty of fun.
For more information or to
receive an application packet by
mail, please call (239) 985-7792.

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A/C & Heating Services LLC
741 S. Bridge St * LaBelle, FL 33935
Se Habla Espanol (863) 302-4127
Sales * Service * Refrigeration
Installation * Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
Lic CAC1815266
I euccf. sirsm

All Major
Quality Used Appliances and Repairs
Cell 863-673-8944
Nextell 158*17*61368
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137 S. Industrail Loop Suite 5
863-673-1737 * 863-675-3111
Licensed & Insured #2006258472167


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


Mobile Home Set-ups Inc.
4< New Installations
* Re-levels & Repairs
+ Skirting & Siding
Lic. 1H0000881


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Function or Special Event
For information call
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or e-mail

Serving Hendry � Lee
Collier - Charlotte
* Qlades * Miami
Broward * Sarasota

LOCAL: 863-675-4436
TOLL FREE: 866-675-4436

State Lic. Ins. CM-C057157

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* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per

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

CARE HOME -Is Now Open
& accepting applications.
24hr & weekend daycare in a
loving home environment.
State Reg #R2OHE002.
Call (863)612-0366.

ADULT BEAGLE - Found at Di-
vision of Forestry off 441N,
Call to identify.
Drum approx 6 months ago.
Please call to identify

blooded,- 1 1/2 yrs old,
needs room to run, to good
home only (931)244-5697
Good Home only-Small female
dog, spayed, chihuahua mix,
under 10 lbs. loveable, approx.
4 yrs old (863)763-0742
homes! (863)801-3561
PUPPIES (2) - Mixed puppies,
5 months old, very friendly,
to good home only.

Moving Sale
PIONEER, Sat., May 7th, 8am
-4pm, 320 Hendry Isles Blvd.
Plants, Furniture, Tools,
Household Items & morel!
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SAds will run in Wednesday daily editions and weekly publications.

or call.

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Emp oyment

Employment -
Fulln-Time 205

Employment -
Part-Time '. 215
Wanted 220
'Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Needed in Immokalee to
assist Safety Dept. Previous
office clerical experience;
A+ computer skills-
Microsoft Office - Outlook,
Excel, & Word; good
organizational skills; detail
oriented; self-motivated
requiring little supervision;
dependability; and a strong
work ethic a must. To apply
send resume to
or fax 239-657-9764,

Computer & telephone
skills a must. Good
benefit package. Vacation
& holiday pay. Drug Free
Work Place. Must have
clean driving record.
CDL Class B driving
license required.
Starting Pay $11.50/hr.
50 Hr. week - Overtime Pay
Apply in Person at:
United Agri Products
Telephone: 239-657-3168
Attn: Mr. Ismael Perez
116 Jerome Dr.
Immokalee, FL

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.

Must have 1 yr. exp. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref. Com-
petitive salary and excellent
benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at:
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL

I.pecial Notice

1 *a N 3i I

The Construction Licensing Board (CLB) of Hendry County
meets monthly to review contractor applications and to hear
and decide complaints against licensed contractors working in
Hendry County. There are currently two vacancies on the CLB.
One vacancy requires a /licensed/ general, building, or residen-
tial contractor, sheet metal contractor, or pool contractor. We
also have one consumer representative vacancy. If you are in-
terested in either position, please submit a letter of interest and
resume to the Hendry County Building Department at 88 S.
Main Street in LaBelle or 100 E. El Paso in Clewiston. Submis-
sions may also be mailed to Post Office 2340, LaBelle, FL
33975. The CLB is an advisory board and these are unpaid
positions. Membership terms are either one or two years. If
you have any questions, or would like more details about the
qualifications and duties, please call (863)675-5245.

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Full time - ER RN III Staf/Supervisor
Valid FL lic. Min 3 yrs exp., ACLS, PALS reo-
Perdlem - RN Nursing Supervisor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs
charge or supervisory status. ACLS PALS req.
Full time - Registered Nurse
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in
area of expertise.
Full time - HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs
sup exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of
the ICD-9-CM Classification system and DRG
methodology. Must have the ability to use
computerized medical record abstract and encoder,
and possess good technical skills.
Full time - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
(ARNP) (HRCCC LaBelle)
Must possess excellent communication skills to interact
with patients, staff, and the community. The' center
presently operates during the hours of Sam - 8pm
Monday - Friday and 8am - 12 Noon on Saturday. This
position requires flexible scheduling.
Full time - Case Manager/UR Coordinator
Clinical position requires FL RN license. Must be
able to demonstrate a high level of financial,
interpersonal, and communication skills.
Full time - Inpatient/Outpatlent Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply impatient
coding guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical
terminology an, proficiency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be
able to communicate, both written and orally and
maintain confidentiality of all patient information.
Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Full time - Mammographer/Radlographer
Must be ARRT registeredwith a valid FL License to
practice Radlologic Technology
Full time - Insurance Biller (Physician Office Billing
Three or more years in a hospital or medial
office setting preferred. Must be knowledgeable
of third party re-imbursements, co-pays, ULB-92,
and 1500 claim forms. Medicare and Medicaid
billing experience is a plus.
Full time- Housekeeping Supervisor
Threeyears exp. in a hospital or related field preferred.
Will perform daily functions of the housekeeping
department to ensure cleanliness and infection control.
Will require work on days and weekends.
Full time - Food Service Director/Clinical Dietitian
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or
related field required; Master's Degree
preferred. Either registry eligible or a
Registered Dietitian (RD) of the American
Dietetic Association (ADA). Previous clinical
dietetic experience in acute care with multiple
age groups and previous hospital experience
performing clinical nutrition therapy,
assessments and education of patients required.
At least two years food service management
experience preferred. Must possess highly
effective interpersonal, written and verbal
communications skills.
Phone: 863-902-3023 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Quality individuals seeking CAREER
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Please stop by the Human Resources
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OakBrook of LaBelle
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Apply at:
250 Broward Ave.
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or fax resume to:
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2 yrs supervisory exp.
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Competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Fax
resume to
(561)924-3405 or
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Min. 1 yr experience. Bilingual Spanish/English pre-
ferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to(561)924-3405 or
apply at FL Community Health Centers
170 S. Barfield Hwy. Ste. 103
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e-mail at hr@fchcinc.org

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If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Belter
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
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
enrollment. 24hr & week-
end daycare in a loving
home environment.
State Reg #R2OHE002.
Call (863)612-0366.

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

Tutoring in Word, Excel,
Power Point, Access, in
your home
Will design spread sheets
etc upon request.
Call Lynne at

trouble shooting,
set-up, up-grades,
systems built,
tutoring. Win.95, 98,

2000. ME, XP
Call Gary

Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classfieds

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439 W. Hwy 80
LaBelle, fL

Cabinets, Doors, Ceramic
Tile, Bathrooms, Kitchens,
Painting, 10% Senior
Discount. 31 yrs.exp.
Lic. #052311

Can't get DSL or Cable?
High Speed Internet Available
Call Mike-at SkyTalk

Also do handyman jobs

Excellent rates
* Licensed *
863-517-2077 Rob & Karen


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 & 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

BED & DRESSER- Antique
Victorian Walnut, Circa
1880's, $1200 or will sell
separate (863)447-0230
Fish Sealer-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver

DISHWASHER - Kenmore, ex-
cellent condition $25
(863)946-3822 Moore
works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
MICROWAVE - Stainless Steel,
Large. Like new $75
w/cutting board top and
sanitize wash, very good
cond $135 (863)763-1997

top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $249 (954)675-4814
REFRIGERATOR- white, 18.5
cu ft, ice maker, good condi-
tion, $185 (863)763-1997


WASHER & DRYER - Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $349 for both
WASHER - Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.

ROOF SHEETING - 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
Stakes 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.
WINDOW - 4 x 4, tinted, slid-
ing glass window, brand
Snew, never used. $45 or best
offer (863)675-2215
WOODEN POLE-- 14', $5. Call

BABY BED - 3 stage, with all
bedding & mattress, $75.
BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
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
GRACO - Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Swing, Bouncer,
Stroller. Like new. $200 for
all, will sep. (863)763-7609
TODDLER BED - Little Tykes,
Blue, Race Car w/ Mattress.
$100 (863)467-5299

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

DELL XP Pro computer sys-
tem, $75. (863)517-2782
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
Xerox 5018 Copier- needs ink
and toner or can be used for
parts, prints 3 sizes, sits on
cabinet $50 (863)763-7609

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

BED - Queen size, dresser,
mirror, 2 night stands, good
condition. $275
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
mattresses, paid $800 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-1301
BUNK BEDS - White, metal
frame w/futon & twin mat-
tress, good condition. $200
CHINA CABINET - Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COUCH - Full size, Floral de-
sign. $175 (863)675-2804
top w/ stainless steel bot-
tom. $50 (863)467-9892

DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
DINING TABLE - Solid pine
trestle w/4 upholstered
chairs & 1 bench. $80

Powerful deep cleaning
1 truck mount system
Ilome Maintien'ance & IRepairs too
20+ yrs. exp,./locally owdeid Opernated

OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279
Miller Econotig, a/c-d/c,
w/argon tank, flow meter, on
whis. $1800 (863)697-9704
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700

ELEC LIFT CHAIR - w/battery
backup, micro suede, beige,
like brand new,$400
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
MATTRESS - Box spring &
frame, full size, like new.
$100 (863)885-1161
RECLINER - burgundy, exc.
cond., $50. (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
ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
SOFA & CHAIR - leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
(863)675-4098 evenings
SOFA - Olive color, good con-
dition. $45 (863)214-3850
SOFA BED - Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100
TABLES - 4 pc. Set - Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $100 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 - Yamaha G16,
gasser, fast, new tires &
aint, horn, lights, trailer
itch. $975 (863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS - Complete set.
New condition. $200

HANDGUN - Rueger Super
Red Hawk, 454 casull, 7.5"
barrel, stainless steel. $600
neg or trade (772)216-2493
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce

TREADMILL - Electric. Brand
new condition. Pd. $3000,
Asking $600 or best offer.
TREADMILL - Fold away style.
$125 (863)261-7342
new, never used. Includes
weights. $200

White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613

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

Goes over bed, tilt for stor-
age, 30x47" Height. $85
(863)763-5500 Okee
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.

for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ANIMAL TRAILER - 1g., solid
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
BOAT - radio controlled, En-.
forcer, gator model, 48"
long, 31cc chain saw eng.,
$225. (561)573-3499
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
bile home, 4 high. Free deliv-
ery $200. 863-675-4822
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or

makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

POOL - Sand 'n Sun, 10x2I',
cover, pump, filter, easy set
up, $75/neg. Call
Sand, Complete, Simple set
up. 3 Ft. x 12 Ft. $30

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.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or dos-
et In today's classffleds.

Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr
old, biggest & best in series.
$398 (678)791-2737

TV - 57" Sony, Perfect condi-
tion w/remote. $650

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

w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft
hose, moving, must sell.
$175 (863)634-2154
GENERATOR - Coleman Te-
cumseh, electric 'start, 10
hp, 5000 watt. $500 or best
offer (863)801-3459
GENERATOR - Electric 17,500
watt. Brand new! Never
used. Mounted on utility trail-
er. $2900 (863)946-0989
GENERATOR - Honda, 11hp,
6000 watt. $500 or best of-
fer (863)801-3459
GENERATOR - Never used.
5650 watts. 11 hp. $500
SHOPSMITH - Very good con-
dition, selling as Is. $400 or
best offer (863)763-8224

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

keys with stand, like new,
$120 (863)763-1878
DRUM SET - 5 pc, Rhythm
Art, w/2 cymbals, complete
w/sticks & seat. $30 or
best offer. (863)697-0136
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

AKC Toy Fox Terrier, Cham-
pion breeding $300 & up.
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.
10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE
(863)634-9945 OR
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- o10x10, chain link,
brand new, exc. cond., $200
or best offer. (863)763-3822
FISH TANK - 55 gallon with
lots of fish, too many to list,
call for details. $150
- 8 wks old, shots, papers,
vet cert. $450
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

TOWNHOUSE - 3 br 2.5 ba,
brand new appliances, W/D,
carpeted, gated. $1300/mo

4bd 2.5ba Home only
$325/mo! 2bd lba only
$199/mol 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%APR For Listings & info
LABELLE - 2br, iba, screen
porch, Ig shed, patio area
w/picket fence, $650/mo,
(863)675-0104 pets ok
NICE NEW HOME - 3 br, 2 ba,
quiet area. $900/mo. or
roommate for $550/mo.


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

Field Run

ROUND RING - 9 panel. $400
Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, rides well, $550

ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
$4995 (863)674-1498
50" cut, Dixie Chopper &
trailer, $5000
Lawn Sweeper- Huskee,
17 cubic foot
New $250, Asking $100
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher. Yellow &
Green. $60 (863)634-8880
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
$300 (305)299-1203
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


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

Always Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo! Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $700/mo. Inclds
all until's, satellite tv, wireless
internet. (239)370-8532
Immediate occupancy 3 or 4
bed, specialty or agricultural
workers (863) 674-0041

RENT with office space on
heavy industrial property.

1BR, family rm.,
marine view, furn.
2BR - Upstairs
Furnished, $153,000
2BR Villa - marine
new all new,
Willard Realty

q o wonder newspaper
readers have more funl

LABELLE- nice duplex, 3/2
plus den, laundry room w/
W/D, Ig closets, ceiling fans,
ceramic tile & nearly new
carpet, & paint, ceramic tiled
screened porch, carport,
lawn maint provided. Ref's
req. No smoking, No pets,
$850/mo + sec dep.
2 ba house, No Pets,
Non-smoking environment.
Margaret Barber Real Estate.

#1 Riverfront Home
471 Old CR 78
Newly refurbished
3 bedrooms -2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & 3 acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo.
security required
Call Broker - Owner
(863)675-3433 or
Move into your dream
home tomorrow!
RIVERBEND EST - 3br, 2ba, 2
car garage, on the river,
Lease option, Rent or Sell.
Owner financing avail.
WATERFRONT - 3 br, 2 ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
$1100/mo (727)599-3007

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'xl0 $42.80 mo.inc. 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
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Real Estate

Business Places-
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses . Sale 1015
Farms- Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Luxury Condo/Villa
$800 & $650/mo
plus utilities
References Req'd.
Willard Realty

Bank Reposl 3bd 2ba Home
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%apr! For List-
ings/Info (800)482-9419.
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
RIVERBEND EST - 3br, 2ba, 2
car garage, on the river,
Lease option, Rent or Sell.
Owner financing avail.

15,10 or
State Road 80.
Front has
possibility of
Commercial Zoning.

$1000 down, $155 per month,
Owner financed

$89,900. New 22x20 coun-
try barn kit & 20+ gorgeous
acres. Potential to subdivide.
Near FL/GA border -90 min-
utes Jacksonville. Lowest fi-
nancing ever! Call now
(800)898-4409, X 1457
CABIN KIT Only $89,900.
2128 sf log home kit &
spectacular 7 acre hardwood
setting with deep waterfront!
Prime AL location-minutes
from Interstate! Gated com-
munity, paved roads, county
water, utilities. The finest in
waterfront living for the dis-
criminating buyer. Lowest fi-
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-
ING starting at $65k.
Estate Auction- 16� acres -
divided. Saturday, June 14,
10a.m. Stephens- Co., GA.
Mountain retreat, apartment
style home. Personal proper-
ty selling separately.
(800)323-8388 10% BP;
AL AU-C002594 Rowel-
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
Lake Access $19,900 w/
FREE boat slips. New! Gently
sloping acreage, beautifully
wooded, private bass lake.
Gorgeous unspoiled setting-
no crowds, no noise. Or, 3.5
acre lakefront $49,900. Must
see. Excellent low rate fi-
nancing. Call now
(888)792-5253, x1870.
acres on mountaintop near
New River State Park, great,
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-

Mobile Homes

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

dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
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, screened patio,
chain link fence, oak trees.
$150/wk + $200 dep
LABELLE- 2br, 2ba dbl wide,
on 5 acres, garage $800/mo
239)693-0305 or
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
SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
863)517-1153 or

Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 banos,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
HAC UN campeo en su casa
movil, tomamos su trailer
por una traila nueva de zona
3 para mas information
Ilame 863-675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
1 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

Ciloosena Belle. Thussrdav .IJune 5. 2008

NEW Homes of Merit. Large
2br/2ba doublewide on �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
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
TRAILER - 2 br, 1 ba in Okee-
chobee. $5000
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 Skiis 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 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
JON BOAT - 11 ft, fiberglass,
excellent fisher, aluminum
trailer, 35 hp Johnson.
$1250 (863)801-3459
JON BOAT - 13FT, fiberglass,
3ft new paint, with title, $200
POLY BOAT -'02 - 9' 4" Minn
Kota bass hound, w/30 Ib
troll motor, live well, 2 seats.
$450 neg (863)697-0136
SAILBOAT - Cape Dory 24 ft,
freshly painted. $4200
(863)234-1226 or
SWAMP BUGGY - . 2wd,
w/tractor tires, 6 ton rearend,
straight 6 chevy eng.,
$3000. (239)707-7097

COACHMAN RV '75 - 1 ton, 23
-it, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
onr.mi, runs good. $1000
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2200.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston.
HITCH - Reese, for 5th Wheel.
$200 (863)467-2139
MOTOR HOME '1985 - $1000
call for details
Park Model - suitable for year
round living,fully f furnished,
heat & a/c, exc. cond. May
be seen by calling the Aqua
Isles office at
POP UP CAMPER - Coleman,
sleeps 6, new AC, good
cond, $1600 or best offer
RV - 35'w/ 2 Pull Outs, 10x30
attached screen room, new
carpet, new a/c, $4900 or
best offer. (954)224-4267

Fits a full size Chevy, 8 ft bed
Alum. louver. Asking $250

BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $430
HEADERS - for airboat, $100.
Evinrude. $350 or best offer

custom seat, belt drive,
bobbed, low miles, black,
$14,500 sell/trade
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
SSUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 - frame
sliders, flush mt turn signals.
New tires. 12K mIs. $4000

- SELL OR TRADE, $2500
8630674-0898 or

GO CART - 2 seat Carter, 9 hp.
$200 (305)299-1203 Labelle
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

QUAD RUNNER - Very nice,
300 Prairie Kawasaki ATV,
auto, green, runs great.
$1500 neg (419)606-2609
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition, $1600


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

1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
black, automatic, fully loaded,
A MUST SEE !!!! $4,250 Call
for details (863)467-0504
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
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 - Runs
well. $600 (863)612-0992
CHRYSLER LHS, '99 - runs &
looks great, needs a/c work,
leather int., sunroof, pw, pl,
$2500 neg. (863)634-2957
miles, everything works,
$3000. (863)673-3314
- starts but need work to
stay running, needs paint,
$800 neg (863)234-1235
FORD FOCUS, '02 - auto, cold
a/c, 4 dr., runs great,
35mpg, $4900.
'00 - Exc cond, 2 wd gas
saver, 124k mi, first $4200
takes it (732)794-8255
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
$3500 (772)475-3191
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air dride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
LINC TOWN CAR '95 - Signa-
ture series, Top condition
with 108 K. $4000
MAZDA PU'94- 4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
asking $1000
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier,
leather seats, loaded, red,
$3000 firm (863)763-5005

WILLY'S WAGON - 4 x 4,
$4600 (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

FRONT GRILL - for 07 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
$400 (239)986-0296
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
NERF BARS - For Jeep Wran-
ler, new in box, fits '87-'95.
225 or best offer.
MER - Hypertech, fits '07 &
up Jeep & Dodge, new in
' box. $425 (863)467-4388
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
gle alloy rims, Nitto tires,
250. (863)634-9696
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi-
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150
SNUG LID - for Ford flare-
sides, with all hardware, fi-
berglass, $400.

parts, $125 or best offer.
TIRE - 1 Wild Country radial
RVT, M+S, 35 by
12.50/R16 .SLT, good tread.
$25 (863)763-5500
TIRES (2) - 215/55/R17,
Toyo, $75. (863)467-6857
after 4pm
TRAC RAC - Aluminum ad-
justable ladder rack for full
size pickup. $350 or best of-
fer. (863)697-0328

CHEVY % TON, '75 - runs
good, drives good, $1,500.
(954)914-2423 anytime

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Notice and Public Explanatllon of a Proposed Activity In the 100-Year
Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies, Gioups and Individuals
, , ,i , 1 ,, . , .I i H, ,,,i,, i ,,,,, l , conducted an evaluation as required
i, i ,,,,i,., ,,,,., i , ni ,,,,i 1 i l,, .,, accordancee with HUD regulations at 24
CFR 55,20 to determine the potential afloci that its activity in the loodplain andi
wetland will have on tie environment,
Hendry County intends to undertake a project to be funded by two Florida Small Cil-
ies Community Development Block Grants (.07DB-Z10 and 08DB-A08), The pro-
posed project includes the construction uf an Enmergency Operations Cenler
(EOC to be located on Congen Road, approximately 5 miles west of the Cily ol
LaBele, in an unincorporated area of the C(unty. The Improvements also involve
the construction of water, sewer, and roadway improvements to serve the site.
All construction will take place on unimproved land.
It hias determined that it has no practicable alternative other than to proceed with lthe
work This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the fltr
lowing reasons.
The site for the Emergency Operations Center is being donated to Hendry County by
the South Florida Water Management District. The County's budget for this pro-
ject does not allow ample funds for the purchase ol land for this activity. The
County completed an extensive search lor land for this activity and this site is the
best location for this activity The flood zones associated with this project are
Zones A and C. The work to be undertaken in the floodplain will not adversely im-
pact the environment.
Although the project is located in the 100-year floodplain, the improvements cannot
be undertaken in any other location due Io the scope of the project. There is,
therefore, no practicable alternative.
The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards.
The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and
residents of the community will benefit from the project. At this time, there are no
known mitigation measures that will be required. The County will construct onslte
water and sewer improvements to serve the EGC. Failure to provide for the con-
struction of the EOC and the related infrastructure improvements, could result in
severe health and safety concerns to the ,residents of Hendry County during an
unforeseen natural disaster.
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Other
agencies contacted to date have been the Florida Department of State, Historic
Preservation Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Florida Water Manage-
nent District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Florida Department of
Environmental Protection-Wetlands Division,
Written comments must be received by Hendry County at the following address on
or before Friday June 13, 2008; to the attention of Ron Zimmery. Hendry County
Grants and Special Projects Directr, Post Offic 2340, LaBelle, Florida
33975-2340 or delivered to Mr. Zimmerly's office located at 165 S. Lee Street,
LaBelle, Florida. A more detailed description of the project and the FIA flood
maps are available tor citizen review at Mr Zimmerly's ofice located at 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, Flornda.
Environmental Certifying Official
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
276631 CGS/CB 6/5/08

The Hendry County Housing Authority has developed it's FY 2008 Streamlined Annu-
al Plan in Accordance with Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Respon-
sibility Act of 1998 and PIH Notice 2003-21. In addition, the Hendry County
Housing Authority has revised its Section 8 Administrative Plan. The FY 2008
Streamlined Annual Plan and Supporting Documents as well as the revised Ad-
ministrative plan will be at the allowing locations for review and comment tfr 45
days starting June 6, 2008.

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

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

On July 22, 2008, after the 45 day comment period, the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners 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 floor.
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

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., announces a Board of Directors
Date: June 12, 2008
Time: ' 10:00 A.M.
Place: South Port Square
23023 Westcbester Blv
Port Charlotte, FI 33980
For additional information in regard to this meeting, or if you are planning to attend,
please call 239-332-4233 or 1-800-398-4233.
Area Agency on Aging for Southwvst Flonda, nc., is a not-lor-pmi organization
working cooperatively with the Florida Department of Elder Afairs. The primary
role of Area Agency on Aging lor Southwest Florida, Inc., is to promote and coor-
dinate a network of services lfor individuals over sixty years of age. These servic-
es address both the short and long-term needs of seniors Area Agency on
Aging for Soutwest Florida Inc., an Area Agency on Aging. serves seven
275713CBR/CGS 6/5//08

The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Floda hereby gives notice
of the cancellation of two meetings. The Board's regularly scheduled meetings
for June 10, 2008 and June 24, 2008 have been canceled, The Board's next
regularly scheduled meein will be held on July 8, 2008, at 5:00 p.m., at the Har-
lem Civic Center, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, FlRodrida.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chairperson
275875 CR/ON 6/5/08

CHEVY 1500 PU '95 - has 6"
lift, 33" tires, needs minor in-
terior work, $2500
DODGE 1500 P/U '99 - 5.9
motor, 2 wd, auto, 129k mi,
needs a/c work, chrome tool
box. $3500 (863)801-5801
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- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1900 (863)467-9465
FORD F150 '89 - 4wd, 180K,
new oil pump, ball joints, tie
rods, clutch, 6 cyl, 5 spd,
$3500 (954)242-2180
FORD F150 '96 - 4x4, body
ood shape, runs good,
2500 or best offer
(863)674-1333 / 675-1115
FORD F150 flareside 1994.
Auto, ps,pl, bedliner, Mark 3.
Must sell. $3,495 LaBelle
(863) 675-4822
FORD PU '75 - 464 motor,
asking $1000
FORD PU '87 - 250, air works
great, asking $1500
FORD RANGER '98 - Single
cab, cold a/c & cd player,
must sell. $2200 or best of-
fer (863)673-0528

CHEVY BLAZER '96 - 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
FORD BRONCO II, (2) '90, 1
w/ac, 1 without, good shape,
$3300 will sell separately.
JEEP WRANGLER '97 - 4 cyl,
good condition. $5800 nego-
tiable. (863)675-8449

gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER- 12' x 7' 6" with atv
spreader, 4 x 8 chain har-
row, 4' culti/packer/disc.
$2500 (772)530-6448

DODGE, 1989 - Good cond.
$1,000. Call 239-657-4882

DODGE RAM 150 '90 - Panel
Van, red, runs good, cold
a/c. $2000 (863)467-2104
or (561)762-33Q9
'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200 Call
'92 - With TV, VCR, A/C.
$3450 (863)447-9127
FORD AEROSTAR '90 - runs
good, $800 (863)763-7060
- runs good, $1,000.

Public Notices

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-
tion will be held on Friday June 13,
2008 at 5pm at the parking lot ol
First Bank. located at 300 East Sug-
attand Hwy., Clewiston,
Item will go to the highest and best
bidder. Winning bidder must submit
a 20% cash deposit Immediately
following the auction.
275231 CB/CN 5/29;6/5/08

The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District Board of Supervisors
will meet at 6:00 PM., on Thurs-
day, June 26. 2008, at te District's
Office on 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, Florida. The purpose
of this meeting Is to discuss and
preliminary adopt next fiscal year's
(10/1/08 - 9/30/09) proposed oper-
atng budget and conduct other rou-
tine business requiring action by the
This meeting is open to the public.
The final budget and millage rate will
be advertised, reviewed, and adopt-
ed during pubtlc hearings In Sep-
tember, 2008.
William Dunbar
1276477-CB/CGS 6/5,12/08

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classlfeids.

Submitted photo

Lunch is on us
Seacoast National Bank employees were present at Subway Restaurant in LaBelle on Friday, May 30,
to give-a-way 50-$5 gift cards to customers! Seacoast will be present at other undisclosed locations
in the near future to give-a-way more free gifts! Be on the look-out! Present for the giveaway are Clyde
Aiken (Seacoast Branch Manager), Edward Anderson, Xavier Aponte and Teresa Chandler (Seacoast
Marketing Manager).

Hospital administrator recognized

for professional accomplishment

Craig R. Cudworth, Chief Execu-
tive Officer of Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center, recently became a Fellow
of the American College of Healthcare
Executives (FACHE), the nation's lead-
ing professional society of healthcare
Fellow status represents achieve-
ment of the highest standard of pro-
fessional development. In fact, only
7,500 healthcare executives hold this
To obtain Fellow status, candidates
must fulfill multiple requirements,
including passing a comprehensive
examination, meeting academic and
experiential criteria, earning continu-
ing education credits and demonstrat-
ing professional/community involve-

Submitted photo
Craig R. Cudworth

Fellows are also committed to on-
going professional development and

undergoing recertification every three
Craig Cudworth, of Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center is honored to
use the FACHE credential which sig-
nifies certification in healthcare man-
agement and ACHE Fellow status.
"Becoming a fellow was important to
me because ACHE is the premier pro-
fessional organization in my field, and
I'm proud to be recognized by them
for achieving this level of develop-
ment in my career," Cudworth said.
Mr. Cudworth has been the CEO
of Hendry Regional Medical Center
for the last four years. The employees
of the hospital are very proud of their
Administrator and his accomplish-

World No Tobacco Day was May 31, 2008

World No Tobacco Day is ob-
served around the world every year
orn May 31. The member states of
the World Health Organization cre-
ated World No Tobacco Day in 1987.
It draws global attention to the wide-
spread prevalence of tobacco use and
to its negative health effects. The day
aims toreduce the 5.4 million yearly
deaths from tobacco related health
Campaign 2008:
Globally, most people start smok-
ing before the age of 18, with almost a
quarter of those beginning before the
age of 10. The younger children are
when they first try smoking, the more
likely they are to become regular to-
bacco users and the less likely they
are to quit. A strong link between ad-

vertising and smoking in young peo-
ple has been proven. The more aware
and appreciative young people are of
tobacco advertising; the more likely
they are to smoke or say they intend
to. As a result, the tobacco industry
spends billions of dollars worldwide
each year spreading its marketing net
as widely as possible to attract young
customers. Tobacco companies mar-
ket their products wherever youth can
be easily accessed-in the movies, on
the internet in fashion magazines, and
at music concerts and sports events.
In response to this threat, World No
Tobacco Day 2008 campaigns for a:
Total ban on all forms of tobacco ad-
vertising promotion and sponsorship
by the tobacco industry.
SWAT youth in Hendry and Glades

Counties came together on Saturday,
May 31, and did street-marketing
events in all three cities; events took
place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Their focus
was to help spread the word about
the dangers of tobacco use and en-
courage adults and other youth to join
in the fight against Big Tobacco. To-
bacco is the single most preventable
cause of death in the world. It is the
only legal consumer product that can
harm everyone exposed to it-and it
kills up to half of those who use it as
intended, with its victims dying on av-
erage 15 years prematurely. This year,
tobacco will kill more than five mil-
lion people-more than tuberculosis,
HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.

Fletcher named battalion staff commander

Admiral Farragut Academy named He is the son of Steve Fletcher and
Spencer Fletcher as the 2008-2009 Bat- Kristina Kulpa of LaBelle, Florida, and
talion Staff Commander during and the grandson of Pat Fletcher of San-
change of command ceremony and . . . ford and Barbara Kulpa of Deltona.
parade held at the school on May 22, .' . ." ' - Admiral Farragut Academy, the na-
2008. Fletcher has attended Farragut . . -- - tion's first and foremost naval honor
for 3 years and will be a senior next '' '.'-l, - . . academy, promotesacademic excel-
year. The Battalion Commander is the . ' . lence, leadership skills and social
highest ranking individual among the . ' ' . development within a diverse com-
student leadership positions at the , unity of young men and women.
school and is held by a senior. He will . The coed school provides an array
oversee the student staff, company of educational opportunities for over
commanders and all the cadets in the 425 students in grades Pre-K thru 12,
middle and upper division.
While at Farragut, Fletcher has . with 100 percent of graduating se-
been the Weapons Officer, Aide to the Submitted photo niors earning college acceptance.
Adjutant, Battalion Bugler, a member Spencer Fletcher The campus for the 501 (c)3 tax
of the National Honor Society, men- exempt school is located on Boca
ber of the tennis and wrestling teams, He has also been a page for Sena- Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg. Further
part of the drama and book club. He tor Bullard in Tallahassee and mes- information about the school may be
is on the headmasters list and was senger for Rep. Denise Grimnsley and gained by calling (727) 384-5500, or
chosen to attend Boys State in Talla- a member of the 4-H Citizenship Club by visiting their Web site at www.far-
hassee this summer, and an Eagle Scout. ragut.org.

Submitted photo/Angela Lanier

Royal visit, sweet and juicy
Students from Community Christian School received a visit from this year's watermelon queen, Kaley
Harper from Sarasota, FL.

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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 5, 2008

Danielle Barbato on way to law career at Barry University

Danielle Barbato has just com-
pleted her first year of Law School.
She graduated early last year from
the University of Florida where
she received her BA with a major
in criminology. She is a 2004 La-
Belle High School graduate.
Due to a generous academic
scholarship, she was able .con-
tinue her schooling at Barry Uni-
versity School of Law in Orlando,
which is close to home so she can
visit with her family often.
This year'Danielle competed
against hundreds of first, second
and third year law students to
obtain a spot on the Trial Team,
where she won and went on to
compete with her team in the

submitted photo
Danielle Barbato

Florida Bar Competition in Mi-
She did so well that they have
asked her to come back and be
a judge next year for those trying
out at her school.
In April, she again competed
with over 300 students to obtain
a spot for Oral Arguments on the
Moot Court Honors Board for
Moot Court.
At 22 she was not only the
youngest but the only female to
ravage the competition going
all the way to the championship
round as one of the two top final-
ists, (According to her family, she
always did love to argue!) Her
family could not be more proud of

LES recognizes school volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of La-
Belle Elementary School (LES)! A
celebration was held at the School
Advisory Council meeting on May
19, to honor the many volunteers
that have helped to make L.E.S. a
great school.
The Volunteer of the Year was
announced at this celebration.
Maureen Dillow, known to the
students as Grandma Dillow, was
recognized for her many hours of
service this year.
Mrs. Dillow worked with first
grade teachers, and has given
554.5 hours of service so far this
year to the teachers and students
at LES.
All of the volunteers in atten-
dance received a certificate and a
gift of appreciation.
There were many wonderful
volunteers this year, whose ser-
vice has totaled over 1500 hours
to date.

her for obtaining that finalist spot
and all that she has accomplished
in her first year in law school.
Danielle will spend a month
in Florence, Italy, where she will
be studying comparative law
and governmental structures
with two other students from her
school and others from around
the United States and Italy. While
there she will visit Milan, Venice
and Rome and other places of in-

terest. After all the sacrifices and
hard work that she has made this
year her family hopes she gets
in a lot of R&R while she is over
there as they know she certainly
has earned it.
After she takes the Florida Bar
she plans on going into contract
and entertainment law, where
she will represent and review
contracts for professional sports
figures as well as major corpora-

Submitted photo/LES
Davina Prasad, Maureen Dillow, Volunteer Coordinator San-
dra Taylor, K.C. Lynn, and Sherry Kirkland. In attendance, but
not,pictured were volunteers, John Smith and Ron Schaeffer
all gathered to recognize and thank the volunteers who help
with everything at LaBelle Elementary School.

tions. After returning from Italy
she hopes to pursue her intern-
ship for the remainder of the'
summer with the Orlando Magic
and/or The Darden Restaurant

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