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At a Glance
Fourth of July
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of" Commerce and the
City of LaBelle are partnering
to present Fourth of July fun
this year. Enjoy food and kids
games from 5-8 p.m. in Barron
Park with fireworks beginning
at 9 p.m. Proceeds will go to-
ward the Christmas in the Park
fund. Any group interested in
having a booth or game at the
park is asked to call Sara at 675-
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.
LaBelle Rotary Club, with'
the cooperation of LaBelle
Kiwanis Club, will sponsor a
Candidate Forum July 17 from
6-10 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic
The forum starts at 7 p.m.
Each candidate will have the .
opportunity to speak for eight
The procedure will be as
(3) Minutes Opening State-
Questions and Answers
(2) Minute Closing State-
Candidates will have the op-
portunity to have a table avail-
able upon request for cam-
For questions and/or fur-
ther information, please do
not hesitate to contact LaBelle
Rotary Club, Richard Yora-
schek, Forum Chairman, La-
New exemptions and
The Honorable Kristina Kul-
pa, Property Appraiser would
like to point out to everyone
that is on the Alternative Tax
Payment Plan how the new
exemptions apply to the pro-
Any new exemption for
2008 will not be reflected on
payments one (1) and two (2)
of your Plan. Those two pay-.
ments are based on the prior
year (2007) tax bill.
Any new tax exemption that
you have applied for through
the Property Appraiser's Office
became effective on January.
1, 2008, and will be pro-rated
for your third and fourth install-
If you have questions con-
cerning any of your exemp-
tions please contact the Prop-
erty Appraiser's office on the
third floor of the courthouse or
by phone at 863-675-5270. Of-
fice hours are Monday through
Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Property taxes will be mixed bag
By Patty Brant
No one really looks forward
to tax time, but everyone knows
it's coming. Property tax bills
for 2005 and 2006 had people
hopping mad - so much so that
a Constitutional Amendment -
Amendment 1 - was ratified in
January. The hope/expectation
was that tax bills would go down
as a result.
Hendry County Property
Appraiser Kristina Kulpa says,
indeed, market values have
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declined in the past two years
from 2005's record high. Still, the
property tax bills some Hendry
County taxpayers will receive in
November may be quite a disap-
Preliminary values are be-
ing calculated and on July 1 the
numbers will go to the Depart-
ment of Revenue in Tallahassee.
The county commissioners will
also be using these figures to
start the budget process for this
During the month of June,
property appraiser employees
are pouring over the compiled
figures for errors and missed
data. TRIM notices will come out
at the end of August.
It's a critical time in the bud-
get process. The numbers need
to be fair to the taxpayers and the
government must have enough
funds to conduct its services for
the next year.
The biggest decline in mar-
ket value has come in vacant
lots, according to Ms. Kulpa.
Amendment 1 criteria are in the
system, but the ramifications of
the new portability option is as
Ben Register of Gatorama gets up close and personal with the new kid on the block, a
misplaced crocodile from South Carolina.
Wayward croc at home in Palmdale
Allen Register, of Gatorama,
in Palmdale returned home
from South Carolina Thursday
morning with- an American
crocodile caught recently in
the surf off the Isle of Palms in
South Carolina by South Caro-
lina Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) permitted trap-
American crocodiles live in
coastal areas throughout the
Caribbean, and occur at the
northern end of their range in
southern Florida. Over 2,000
of these animals can be found
in southern Florida living in
brackish and saltwater areas.
DNR biologists are not sure
why the crocodile was found in
South Carolina waters, and sus-
pect the animal may have been
brought to this location by a
private collector or exhibitor, as
the area is far from its normal
To get to the bottom of the
mystery the croc will undergo
DNA testing at Gatorama to
try to find the answer to that
question. A sample was taken
Thursday, and then sent to Flor-
ida Wildlife and Conservation
Commission for analysis.
S.C. Department of Natu-
ral Resources (DNR) officials
transferred custody of the croc
to Gatorama and Allen Regis-
ter, Wednesday, at Roark's Rep-
tile Safari in North Charleston,
where it had been held for safe
keeping following its capture.
The six-foot crocodile was
transported in a large wooden
crate straight through from
South Carolina and DNA tested
before it's release. It will be
held in a pool viewable from
the animal park's walkway for a
short quarantine period before
joining the resident breeding
colony of American Crocodiles
Gatorama is known world
wide in the industry as the lead-
er in captive breeding of Ameri-
can Crocodiles. It will be raised
in captivity in a natural swampy
habitat, as part of a secondary
breeding colony at the Gatora-
ma facility that specializes in al-
ligator and crocodile outreach
and educational tours.
The American crocodile was
'federally listed as endangered
in 1975 when it was estimated
that fewer than 300 lived in
Florida. The American croco-
dile has since been upgraded
to a threatened species due to
its progress and recovery.
Rural residents must be self sufficient
.By Patty Brant
Every year Floridians are
reminded of the dangers hur-
ricanes' bring to the area. No
one is more at risk in Hendry
County than the folks who
live in the outlying areas like
Pioneer Plantation. The last in
line to receive services after a
widespread emergency, those
who choose to live "out in the
.sticks", know they have to be
able to fend for themselves un-
til help can arrive.
On Monday, June 9, WINK
meteorologist Amanda McDon-
ald brought that message to
residents gathered at the Pio-
neer Community Center.
Just two years in Florida,
Amanda admitted she has no
real first-hand experience with
hurricanes, but she does have
experience with severe storms
and flooding in her native New
She gave a quick overview
of recent hurricane seasons
and showed how they fit spe-
cific patterns. She said 2007
was an above average year for
hurricanes. In an average year,
she said, Florida experiences 11
tropical storms, 15 actual hurri-
canes and six hurricanes.
In 2006 El Nino (which pro-
duces warmer Pacific waters,
and cooler Atlantic waters)
hampers the production of hur-
ricanes, resulting in a below av-
erage year for Atlantic storms.
Most people in the room
remembered 2005 - the year
there were so many named'
storms they had to go into the
Greek alphabet. There were 28
named storms, that year - three
hit the Category 5 level. Hur-
ricane Wilma had the lowest
air pressure level ever recorded
- 882 mb. Wilma, moving for-
ward at 120 mph, had a large
eye and packed winds up to
124 mph. The storm caused
1,400 deaths in the US - the
most since 1928.
See Rural - Page 2
yet unknown. This will allow
homeowners with homestead
who are selling their homes and
either upsizing or downsizing to
apply the difference in those two
values (prorated for downsizing)
to their new home.
This year's property tax values
are based on sales and values
from 2007, so values always lag
a bit behind the actual market.
"We want to be fair to the tax-
payers," Ms. Kulpa said. Correct
figures at her end will provide a
fair and equitable tax role and
allow the county to remain in
Next month, DOR will either
approve or deny the property ap-
praiser's figures. Ms.. Kulpa said
she has the right to negotiate on
A state certified appraiser,
Ms. Kulpa said she can defend
the valuations calculated by her
office. "We know our area, our
market," she said, and are able
to make a case for or against dis-
Amendment 1 has made the
See Taxes - Page 2
By Patty Brant
After much discussion over
the past several months over
the pros and cons of allow-
ing street vendors in the City
of LaBelle, a special exception
to allow Grandma Dee's Hot
Dogs - a street vendor to be
located at Ace Hardware - was
the first to be granted under the
city's new guidelines. Owner
Dolores Barney said she has
full state and county licensing,.
and just needed a city license
to get under way. According
to the conditions incorporated
into the special exception, the
stand will only be allowed at
Ace Hardware and may oper-
ate only' Monday-Friday from
10-2. She may only sell hot
dogs, chips and soda and the
exception must be renewed
Amid concerns that there
could be an influx of street
vendors, Commissioner Dave
Lyons said he believes this ap-
plication would not be harmful
to the community. Years ago
the city had a problem with
street vendors popping up ev-
erywhere and taking unfair
advantage over tax paying busi-
The application was accept-
ed 4-1, with Mayor Puletti cast-
ing the dissenting vote.
The city commissioners
heard several first public hear-
ings June 12. The first was for
the Goodwill Planned Unit De-
See City - Page 2
Hughes runs for
After a forty plus year career
shepherding real estate opera-
tions for United States Sugar
Lewell Hughes is working hard
toward beginning another ca-
reer as Hendry County's Prop-
erty Appraiser. Holding that po-
sition has been an aspiration ol
his for a.number of years.
During his twenty-seven
years as Director of Real Estate
for USSC overseeing taxing is-
sues in Hendry, Glades, and
Palm Beach counties, he has
gained great knowledge of real
estate matters including real es-
tate and personal property tax
* programs. While working for
USSC, one of the largest land-
Sowners in the county, Lewell
Handled hundreds of leases,
f properties and
served as liai-
son with local
j zoning and Lewell
code enforce- Hughes
See Hughes - Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pioneer's Fred and Pat Bosley welcomed WINK TV me-
teorologist Amanda McDonald, center, to the Pioneer
Community Center June 9 to present important hurricane
information to residents.
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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19, 2008
Kiwanis gives to media/library programs
With major cut backs for many school programs, The Youth Services Committee of Kiwanis
was able to present the Media/Libraries of the five Hendry County public schools and the
West Glades School with a check for $500 each. Most are ordering materials for the school
year that would otherwise not have been possible. From left: Debbie Foutch, UES; Bonny
Walls, COES; Mary Ruth Prouty, Kiwanis Chair of Youth Services; Sheryl Huysman, WGS;
Maria Moon, LHS and Margaret England, LES. (Not pictured, Karen Johnson of LMS.)
Continued From Page 1
Lewell played the role of an
instrumental team member in
developing a long term plan for
USSC and also managed the de-
partmental budget. In fact, he
feels working well with people is
one of his defining strengths. As
well as demonstrating an ideal
image for his employer, he has
developed an extensive network
with real estate professionals.
Lewell has a conservative
background and is grateful for
the legacy of honesty, integrity,
giving back to the community
and civic groups he received
from his parents.
The Property Appraiser's Of-
fice biggest challenge right now
is the uncertainty in the real estate
market, he explained. "There will
Continued From Page 1
Amanda told the crowd that
hurricanes need plenty of water
and heat to form a hurricane,
which is why they weaken over
land. She said the northeast
quadrant always packs the stron-
In any hurricane, you can ex-
pect high winds, storm surge in
coastal areas and heavy rains.
Flooding is a particular problem
in interior areas.
The hurricane season, from
June 1 through November 30,
can be broken down into distinct
Continued From Page 1
entire process much more com-,
plex, she said, as well as the dif-
ferent exemptions and how they
may be applied.
Property appraisers usually
get approval from DOR in mid-
July, but the BOCC and other
taxing districts must start figuring
their budgets before those num-
bers are ready.
The year 2006 saw a 45 per-
cent increase in valuations, us-
ing 10 mills as a working figure,
For the 2006-07 budget year, the
county commissioners decided
to drop the millage from 8.75
to 6.5 mills to provide taxpayers
with some relief. However, tax
bills that year still soared for tax-
payers all over the state. The re-
sult was the passage of Amend-
ment 1 last January.
Calculating property taxes is a
complex process with many in-
fluencing factors. For instance,
* Market values are based
on "neighborhoods" - homes in
similar areas to yours.
* The first $25,000 of home-
stead exemption affects all taxing
be growth in the county, particu-
larly Western Hendry County, no
question about it" he said. How-
ever, it seems most everyone still
wants to retain its rural charac-
ter along with that growth. He's
afraid that growth, though it will
be slower in coming than previ-
ously believed, will surely cost
the LaBelle area some of its rural
Mr. Hughes said he is aware
that being the Property Appraiser
is often a thankless and demand-
ing job. He is aware of the gen-
eral negative connotation of the
position, but feels that everyone
should be greeted with a smile,
listened to, and helped in an ap-
propriate and timely manner.
Although he has no apprais-
er certification at this time, Mr.
Hughes said he has completed
several courses offered through
the International Association of
Assessing Officers, as well as at-
sections. During June storms typ-
ically start in warm waters of the
Gulf of Mexico. In July they begin
to form in the Atlantic. August
through September is usually the
She said that from 1886-1992 a
total of just seven named storms
were seen during the month of
December. She also said hur-
ricane seasons historically alter-
nate between 20-25 year activity
periods and 20-25 relatively inac-
She told the group that in re-
cent years 1950-69 was above av-
erage; 1970-84 quiet; 1995-2006
was the most active.
According to Amanda, experts
expect an average to slightly
authorities. However, the New
Homestead exemption (which
only applies to the third $25,000
increment of value on a home
[between $50,000-$75,000 in val-
uation]) does not apply to school
district taxes. If your assessed
value is $50,000 or less, Amend-
ment 1 will provide no benefit to
Going into the 2008-09 bud-
get process, all Hendry County's
taxing districts will be basing
their figures on decreased val-
ues over last year. Port LaBelle
Community Development Dis-
trict will be hardest hit with a
-49.30 percent decrease in valu-
ation. That represents a differ-
ence of $111,409,600 from 2007
to 2008 (from $225,991,170 to
Clewiston has the small-
est decrease in valuation (-5.42
percent) from $284,130,545
to $268,717,190 (down
LaBelle is looking at a -8.35
percent drop from $286,056,820
to $262,165,400 (down
The estimated loss for the
School District-is -12.93 percent
or $355,119,625 in valuation).
The Hendry County Board of
tending numerous professional
seminars. He reiterates that he
is very familiar with Property Ap-
praiser's offices and has worked
closely with them for many
Lewell has received a lot of
encouragement to pursue this
opportunity, not only from key
figures in the community, but
from his family. Mr. Hughes and
his wife Ruth Ann have two chil-
dren: son Brett, a nursing home
administrator, and his family live
in Woodbridge, VA.; daughter
Amber Clements, a nurse practi-
tioner, and her children Tyler and
Victoria, reside in Clewiston.
His community service in-
cludes: being past president and
member of the Florida Chapter
of the American Society of Farm
Managers and Rural Appraisers;
past chair and current board
member of the Hendry County
Area Housing Commission;
above average this year, with La
Nina (cooler Pacific waters and
warmer Atlantic waters) affect-
ing the weather pattern.
She urged homeowners to
protect their homes now; make
sure to have an evacuation plan;
know where you going to go if
you have to evacuate; set aside
some extra cash and medica-
tions; and make sure to leave if
you are told to.
She also reminded people
to register Persons with Special
Needs (those who need some-
one to tend to them) for a spot in
the PSN shelter. Call 612-4700 in
LaBelle or 983-1594.
After the storm is also a very
dangerous time, she said, and
County Commissioners (BOCC),
Hospital Authority and South
Florida Water Control District
are all gearing up for a big valua-
tion decrease (-16.35 percent for
BOCC; -16.02 percent for both
the hospital authority and SF-
WMD). For BOCC the 2007 valu-
ation was $2,737,007,085 down
to an estimated $2,289,625,300
for 2008; for both the hospital au-
thority and SFWMD those num-
bers are $2,746,910,755 for 2007
down to $2,306,840,600 for the
The county will be hard hit.
On a residential property as-
sessed at $100,000 with Home-
stead and senior exemptions,
the taxable value for the county
would be 0; taxable value for the
school district would be $75,000;
and $50,000 for hospital and wa-
Actual tax bills will vary due
to a number of factors includ-
ing whether you have Home-
stead Exemption, how much of
the new additional Homestead
Exemption applies to you; the
area you live in; and what other
exemptions you might have such
as senior, veterans, disabled per-
Say you have a home in
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velopment (PUD). The request
is to change zoning for a 24-acre
site at Capt. Hendry Drive and
Sunset Drive from business heavy
The plan is to construct a
duplex dwelling unit with recre-
ational uses by Goodwill Indus-
tries. The final hearing will be at
the July 10 board meeting.
The board also held the first
public hearing for the proposed
South LaBelle Village on 1,018
acres of the Paul property an-
nexed several years ago into the
The final hearing will also be
at the July 10 meeting. The LPA
held a big public meeting to dis-
cuss the issue on June 16.
The PUD is for a maximum of
2,500 residential units, 220,000
steering committee member of
the Hendry County Vision 2020
Plan; former Clewiston City Com-
missioner; chair of the Clewiston
planning and zoning board; past
board member of the Hendry
County Economic Development
Council; board member of the
Clewiston Museum; former
president and board member of
the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce; and an active member of
the Clewiston Lions Club.
"This is an exciting time," he
said, and although the economy
is at a lull, the county will eventu-
ally return to prosperous times.
Lewell believes as Property Ap-
praiser, he would be able to pro-
vide Hendry County with fair, im-
partial assessments for everyone
and at the highest level of public
service possible. Lewell prom-
ises to not only maintain an open
door policy to the public, but to
do the best job possible.
many injuries are still possible.
These usually occur during de-
bris removal or roof repair, elec-
trocution from downed power
lines and CO poisoning from
It was noted that perhs, with.
the price of fuel so high, many
more people that previously
would evacuate will need to be
prepared to stay the course dur-
ing a storm.
In any case, make sure you
have the necessary supplies, es-
pecially 3-5 days worth of water,
food and medications.
As always, folks who live in
remote areas should plan for
more self sufficiency than those
the City of LaBelle appraised
at $100,000 with the original
Homestead plus $25,000 of the
additional Homestead (remem-
ber this only applies to the third
$25,000 increment of value of the
home) and $50,000 total of the
senior exemption. These exemp-
tions total up to $100,000, giving
you a zero valuation for BOCC
However, you would still owe
other ad valorem taxes (which
could include $140.91 for the
hospital authority; $566.85 for
the school district; $31.20 for SF-
WMD and $150 for the City of La-
Belle (which has a 3.0 mill rate).
Your total property tax bill (not
including solid waste or some
other special districts) would
come to $888.96.
Taxes o a home in Clewiston
appraised at $100,000 with the
same exemptions and other ad
valorem taxes (using $281.71 for
the City of Clewiston's .0056341
millage rate) would come to
You are invited to check out
the property appraiser's new
Web site at www.hendryprop.
com and click on the new Tax
Estimator to estimate your prop-
erty tax bill for 2008 based on the
2007 millage rates.
square feet of retail,'50,000 square
feet of office space and 30,000
square feet of quasi-public, civic
and recreational use. The board
also held the first public hearing
for the Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) for the South La-
The board held the second
public hearing for an Economic
Development CDBG grant that
would provide $700,000 in grant
money from the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs.
Funding would be used for infra-
structure including sewer, water,
turning lanes and stormwater
drainage. The city and developer
would partner to create jobs for
lower income residents.
This grant would partner
the city and Best Western Mo-
tel to provide a minimum of 21
jobs, sewer retrofits, DOT turn
lane and underground electrical
lines. The site would be located
by Aqua Isles between the Shell
station and the Rodeo Bar and
Grill. The request to apply was
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Two wildfires extinguished
Glades County-Two out of the
three wildfires in the interior of
Lake Okeechobee are controlled
These fires are controlled be-
cause, being on an island in the
interior of Lake Okeechobee, all
the vegetation was burnt and the
surface fire and had no more fuel
to consume; and good steady
rain extinguished the surface fire
preventing deep pockets of muck
The Florida Division of Forest-
ry 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
You may be eligible for up to
a $5,000 reward for information
leading to the arrest and convic-
tion of an arsonist.
Smoke is affecting communi-
ties along the North West side of
Resources are being used to
contain these wildfires to the inte-
rior of Lake Okeechobee because
of the inaccessibility and difficulty
of terrain the fires are burning in.
The wildfires are in the interior of
the lake and are on swampy ter-
rain that Division of Forestry Fire-
fighters and equipment cannot
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 Okeechobee
and smoke on the highway signs
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 and 29.
Residents are asked 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
1) Grassy Island - reported
5/01/08: 7:47 p.m. This wildfire is
controlled -"Dead Out" at 2,756.4
2) Myakka Cut - reported
5/02/2008: 10:20 a.m. This wild-
fire is 90 percent contained at
38,000 acres. Myakka Cut has not
received a significant amount of
rain in order to control or con-
tain it. This wildfire still has deep
pockets of muck and requires a
significant amount of rain.
3) Big Bear Beach - reported
5/17/08: 1:38 p.m. This wildfire is
controlled at 227 acres.
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Tony Larmar Whaley, 40, was
arrested June 15 and charged
with a non-moving traffic viola-
tion driving with a suspended
license second offense, drugs:
possession of a new legend drug
without a prescription and posses-
sion of cocaine. Deputy Christian
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Antoinette Thomas, 44, was ar-
rested June 14 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
habitual offender - driving with a
suspended license. Sgt. S.D. Reed
was arresting officer.
LaJuan Martell Simmons, 19,
was arrested June 13 and charged
with being a fugitive from justice
on a Collier County warrant for
robbery with a firearm. M. Powell
was arresting officer.
wl: (ar Lee Hicks, 38, was ar-
ieted 'Juii 13 anid charged as a
fugitive from justice from Glades
County - two counts of grand
theft. Sgt: Reed was arresting of-
Demarcus Jerrell Taylor, 18,
was arrested June 13.on a warrant
for burglar ','f a� 'iructurlr:onr
veyance uriarried tith n,:i per-on
inside and larceny - petit property
worth $100-$300. Deputy Brett
Daley was arresting officer.
Dwayne Deanthony Thomp-
son, 18, was arrested June 13 on
a warrant and charged with bur-
glary of a structure/conveyance
unarmed with no person inside
and larceny - petit property worth
$100-$300. Deputy Brett Daley
was arresting officer.
Billy Morrow, 58, was arrested
June 12 and charged as a fugitive
from justice from Volusia County.
Deputy George Elver was arrest-
Adrian Kennard Jones, 19, was
arrested June 12 and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodily
hard or disability. Investigator F.
Herrera was arresting officer.
Felipe Cardenas-Lara, 37, was
arrested June 13 and charged
with FTA: felony. Jeannette Moore
was arresting officer.
Richard Farias, 35, was arrest-
ed June 12 and charged with a
non-moving traffic violation - sus-
pended third of subsequent time.
Deputy Justin Smith was arresting
Alfredo Maldonado Pedilla, 36,
was arrested June 12 and charged
with a non-moving traffic violation
Driving with a suspended license
third or subsequent time. Deputy
J. Smith was arresting officer.
Joseph F Knotek, 42, was ar-
.rested June 11 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon no intent to kill and bat-
tery touch/strike. Deputy L. Cora
was arresting officer.
Pedro Paine, 59, was arrested
June 11 and charged on a Bro-
ward County warrant as a fugitive
Daniel Michael Rocio, 34, was
arrested June 11 and charged on
a Collier County warrant as a fugi-
tive from justice. Deputy G. Elver
was arresting officer. .
Ignacio Martinez Perez, 30,
was arrested June 10 and charged
with FOP: felony or community
control. Kelvin Robinson was ar-
Mindy Esquivel, 23, was ar-
rested June 9 and charged on a
Collier County warrant as a fugi-
tive from justice: VOP: theft. Cpl.
Olvera was arresting officer.
Two 16-year old juveniles were
arrested June 16 on warrants and
charged with FTA: felony offense.
Sgt. T. Helmlinger was arresting
Amanda Jean Cordell, 25, was
arrested June 16 and charged on
a warrant with VOP: felony or
community control. Sgt. T. Helm-
linger was arresting officer.
Mariea Clements, 33, was ar-
rested June 14 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from Colum-
bia county for insufficient funds
with intent to defraud.
Gabriel Trevino, 19, was ar-
rested June 14 and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Inv. F. Herrera was ar-
Daniel Jose Kelley, 18, was
arrested June 12 and charged
with larceny - grand theft $5,000-
$10,000. Sgt. Aaron Angell was ar-
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Do you spend a lot of time'
cleaning house? Women of the
World.....Hear This.....A little
dust never killed anyone and we
need to build up our immunity to
germs. CLEANLINESS CAN KILL!
Take my word for it; they will not
put on your tombstone that you
had a dirty house, but rather what
kind of person you were.
When I was a young bride we
all washed our windows at least
once a month. We now under-
stand that the layer of dirt acts
as insulation from the heat and
cold. My windows haven't been
washed since 2004. I think the
level of insulation is just about
My friend Bill McGill doesn't
get mad very often so it shocked
me to hear him swear. He said
"Kiss my library card." What a
I have another friend, Yes I
do! Emma Kennedy and I both
have dizzy spells (no comment).
Her suggestion is to cover your
eyes with those bean bag things
that you can heat in the micro or
cool in the freezer. The pressure
on your eyes feels so good. I bet
that would help a headache too.
I bought one that was filled with
cherry pits and I made one filled
Werd fer the Week: Poorly...
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Law gives victims of
child porn voice in court
ATALLAHASSEE, FL - Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum today
applauded the signing of the
Exploited Children's Rights Act,
a groundbreaking new law that
will provide victims of Florida-
based child pornography rights in
court proceedings and the abil-
ity to sue individuals who down-
load and/or distribute images of
the child's sexual abuse for no
less than $150,000 per incident.
The law sets Florida apart as a
leader in the nation, as no similar
law currently exists in any other
state. The legislation was. spon-
sored by Senator Paula Dockery
(R-Lakeland) as Senate Bill 1442
and Representative David Rivera
(R-Miami) as House Bill 605 and
was signed into law by Governor
Charlie Crist today.
Similar to an established Fed-
erallaw, the Exploited Children's
Rights Act will provide victims of
child pornography a voice in state
court' proceedings against those
who continue their exploitation
by possessing or promoting im-
ages of the child's sexual abuse.
Previously, victims did not receive
information about their rights as
crime victims in cases where in-
dividuals were being prosecuted
for possessing an unlawful im-
age of the child. Now, these vic-
tims' rights in criminal court will
include notice, consideration,
support, financial assistance, and
the opportunity to be heard at a
defendant's sentencing. The new
law addresses this by creating
an electronic notification system
which will allow victims to main-
tain their privacy while still par-
ticipating in the judicial process.
This system will be a model for
the rest of the nation.
The new law also makes Flor-
ida the first state to provide vic-
tims of child pornography a civil
cause of action to seek damages
from defendants who download
and/or distribute images of the
child's sexual abuse. The Attor-
ney General's Office may pursue
these cases on behalf of the vic-
tims at their request and is cur-
rently contacting Florida victims
to develop potential cases. The
Exploited Children's Rights Act
goes into effect October 1, 2008.
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LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s.
Friday: Partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s.
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thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s.
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thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s.
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the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the
afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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Letters to the Editor
On or about May 26 a CD
case containing approximately
50 music CD's, the single CD
sound track, in its case, of Bridget
Jones's Diary and a Samsung
Digimax A7 digital camera, were
taken from my classroom at La-
Belle High School. Notices were
posted for their return with a
monetary reward to given when
returned. I am asking once again
for their return. My sister passed
away in January, and the pictures
on the memory card'are extreme-
PLEASE, if you have these
items in your home, please return
them. No questions asked, I am
sure someone at the high school
would take them for me.,
Ruth Ann Worman
Hearing or listening
My wife had been complain-
ing for quite a while about my
not seeming to hear her, so I
went to the ear doctor. He gave
me a complete hearing exam
and could find nothing physically
wrong with my hearing. He,asked
how long we had been married
and when I told him 59 years, he
said my problem was that I had to
Typically, when you've been as
fortunate as I have been to keep
on fooling the same loving, indus-
trious Mother of our five sons for
59 years, somebody up "there"
surely loves me.
So, with no malice afore-
thought, I was reminded of the
story of a woman who went
to court asking for a divorce.
The Judge asked if she had any
grounds, and the woman replied,
just acres. The Judge, not to be
deterred proceeded by saying that
wasn't what he wanted to know,
but did she have a grudge? She
responded with a no, as we just
park on the lawn in front of the
house. Speaking a little louder, to
make sure she heard the judge
asked whether her husband beat
her up? She quickly responded
that she always gets up before he
does. So, feeling as though she'
wasn't listening the Judge, then
asked why then why was she ask-
ing for the divorce? The woman
bristled at that question and prac-
tically shouted out that they just
didn't seem to be able to com-
municate! The Judge granted the
This reminded me of a test that
one of my former bosses used to
pull on all the new hires in his de-
partment. He would always make
it a point to be a part of the initial
training program and emphasize
the importance of listening. He
used the example of visualizing
five frogs sitting on a log and
three of them deciding to jump.
He then would ask how many
frogs would still be left on the log.
Unanimously, in every group, the
answer would come back as two
frogs remaining. He would jump
on this answer as wrong and then
explain -that there would still be
five because there was a differ-
ence between deciding to jump
and jumping. Since they were in
training to instruct and manage
other people's actions, his point
was to emphasize the importance
of not just hearing, but actually
listening to what other people
said and not anticipating what
they thought he said.
Once this point was estab-
lished, he would wind up the
discussion by announcing a news
flash. He would state that it had
just been reported that it was Gen-
eral George Washington who, all
those many years ago settled the
dispute over "Roe versus Wade,"
when he crossed the Delaware by
Today, I have to remind my-
self of this as the frantic pace of
today's mad dash for instant grati-
fication in a "sound bite" society,
has all but eliminated thoughtful,
measured actions satisfying peo-
ple's needs, not their anticipated
wants. Couple this pell mell rush
to judgement with the politics of
personal destruction, and you
have recreated that condition
reminiscent of species reduction,
with the result being to end up
eating their own.
The electorate,. at all levels,
have adopted a group mental-
ity in which as individuals, once
elected, do nothing, but as a
group, decide nothing will be
done. Serving no purpose other
than to validate the definition of
an oxymoron, they love to exhalt
themselves as to being a "govern-
ment organization." For example
when a BOCC morphs into an
oligarcy, employing triangulation
as their method of conducting the
people's business to only satisfy
their own personal agendas, it
can only lead to continuing deni-
grati6n of the governing process.
So,,in an attempt to restore some
sense of balance and commonal-
ity'to the process, I would like to
suggest something my Dad used
to say. He would calmly draw
on his pipe, exhale, and say "No
matter how serious and hope-
less a situation may seem, reduce
it to the ridiculous and see how
quickly things change since we
fear things in direct proportion to
our ignorance of them."
I started out talking about not
just hearing, but listening, so it
only makes sense to finish with
keeping your eyes open and not
just looking, but seeing.
To support the need for seeing,
I'm reminded of the story of the
little girl trying to give away some
baby kittens. So she put them in
a box and set the box out on a
street corner with a big sign say-
ing "FREE KITTENS." Shortly one
of the Presidential candidate's
motorcades came by and pulled
to a stop at the kittens. A man
with a vote for Obama badge got
out and asked about the kittens,
to which the little girl replied they
were just born and still had their
eyes closed. The man asked what
kind of kittens they were and the
girl said they were Democrats.
The man, smiled at that and.got
back in his car and drove away.
When the man reported what he
had seen to the Presidential can-
didate, they decided this would
make a great photo opportunity,
with the candidate with the little
girl and her new born. kittens.
They lined up all the major media
and drove back to the little girl
and her kittens.
With all the media cameras
rolling and microphone in hand,
the candidate bounded out of the
car and up to the little girl with
the kittens. He told her not to be
scared, and he just wanted her to
tell all the nice news people what
kind of kittens she was giving
away that day.
The little girl, happy with all
the attention her kittens were get-
ting responded that all the kittens
were Republicans. This wasn't
what the candidate wanted to
hear since he reminded her'that
the day before she had said the
kittens were Democrats. The little
girl said she was sorry, but today
the kittens had their eyes open.
So, here's "looking" at you and
encouraging all caring, "listening"
citizens to not necessarily believe
everything you're "hearing" and
to really start "listening" not just
T. W. Bill Neville
The public is invited to The
Firehouse Cultural Center, Fri-
day, June 20, to attend "Kilowatt
Ours," a 65-minute documentary
beginning at 6 p.m.
The feature presents viewers
with an ambitious plan for shift-
ing America's energy paradigm
towards conservation and renew-
able power. It is designed to help
homeowners save hundreds of
dollars on energy bills while curb-
ing the harmful effects of energy
Environmental problems can
be minimized by utilizing alterna-
tive technologies that are available
today. The solutions are surpris-
ingly accessible and affordable to
the average American. "Kilowatt
Hours" is sponsored by Kiwanis
and the Hendry/Glades Audubon
There will be no charge, but
donations may be made which
will benefit the Firehouse Cul-
tural Center. Popcorn, candy and
drinks will be available as usual.
No pre-registration, just come,
bring your friends and neighbors.
Seated is, limited, d6ors will open
at 5:30 p:m.
PLUS Advisory Board
Port LaBelle Utility Advisory
Board Chairman George Davis
has approved a change in the date
of the next meeting. The meeting
that was scheduled for JULY 14
has been rescheduled to July 21
at 1 p.m. at the County Commis-
sion Chambers in LaBelle).
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
Come to turkey shoot
Pioneer Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment will have a turkey and ham
shoot June 27 and 28 beginning
at 7 p.m.. The station is located at
2400 Hendry Isles Blvd.'
If you have lost a cow off of
Evans Road, LaBelle, please con-
tact the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Agricultural Crimes Unit to
claim ownership at 863-674-4060.
AA weekly meetings
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church of
the Good Shepherd, 1098 Colling-
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
Kids! Free fishing
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
Basic freshwater fishing tech-
niques, safety, baits, and tackle
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
Kids! Library hosting
The Barron Library Summer
Kids Program will be held month-
ly on Thursday, July 10, and Au-
gust 7, from 11 a.m. till noon.
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-
Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the L.J. Nobles Center, 475 East
Cowboy Way in LaBelle offers
free, funactivities 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
Hendry County residents are
invited to the Republican Hoe-
down in Barron Park on June 28
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet Repub-
lican candidates and enjoy a free
lunch and prize drawings.
Program Center plans
Summer Fun Camp - manda-
tory pre-registration Monday-Fri-
days 7:30 a.m. till 6 p.m. at the La-
Belle 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 num-
ber of slots.
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-
Class of '88 reunion
The LHS Class of 1988 is plan-
ning its 20 year reunion. For in-
formation please call Leigh at
863-675-9288 or e-mail lhfmjf@
Free lessons given by Ken Sar-
gent in Intarsia and scroll work.
Learn to use a scroll saw and
sanders. Men and women. Call-
863-843-0810 for information.
CHS Healthcare family of of-
fice locations in Collier County is
encouraging families to beat the
rush for school physical and im-
munization by making appoint-
ments with their CHS physicians
office before the end of the school
year. If you do not have a primary
health physician CHS offices are
taking new patients and will work
with those who are uninsured of-
fering services on a sliding scale.
Find a convenient office at www.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information. Se-Habla Espafiol.
Don't lose your
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 prop-
erty relinquished in 2008 and you
are now pre-filing for 2009 on a
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-
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 homesteaded home in
2007 -or 2008 but have not yet
purchased another home you can
also download a "Request For Re-
moval of Tax Exemption".
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. -
Thrift store hours
Oops! The hours published
last week for the Kiwanis Thrift
Store were incorrect.
Store hours remain the same
except the store is open till 7 p.m.
on Monday in June.
The new hours (Monday 11
a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday 11 a.m-3 p.m.; closed
Wednesday, Thursday and Sun-
day.) are for "Kiwanis' Treasures"
- a small gift/craft shop located
INSIDE the thrift store.
Pre-file for agriculture
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made ANY changes to this busi-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
* Agricultural Classifications
are not transferable.
* New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to re-
ceive an agricultural classification
* If the status of the land
changes in any way, it is the re-
sponsibility of the taxpayer to no-
tify our office.
Please note, new guidelines
were adopted for the 2007 tax
year. If you have any questions
or concerns regarding Agricul-
tural Classification please feel free
to contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-675-
5270 or visit our web site at www.
Prefile now for 2009
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your
2009 tax exemptions now. You do
not have to wait until January 2,
2009, to file. If you file early you
can avoid the rush, the waiting in
line and perhaps even forgetting
to file and missing out on the ex-
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please stop by during those hours
and put your filing for tax exemp-
tions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call the
LaBelle office at 863-675-5270 or
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19, 2008 5
EIk <':e" i 1 Summer Film Festival starts June 24
Submitted photo/Roy Riggs
The 27th Summer Family Film
Festival's success is due to the
generosity of local Businesses
and concerned individuals. Once
again this year the movies are be-
ing offered free the public.
June 24 - Underdog -showings
1 p.m., 3 p.m.; National Treasure
2 (Book of Secrets) 6 p.m.
July 1 - Alvin and the Chip-
munks 1 p.m, 3 p.m.; The Water
Horse Legend of the Deep 6 p.m.
July 8 - Enchanted 1 p.m,, 3
p.m.; The Last Mimmzy Showing
July 22 - Nancy Drew 1 p.m., 3
p.m.; To be announced 6 p.m.
July 29 - To be announced-
9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.; To be
announced 6 p.m.
There is a special showing at
each Tuesday at 9:3.0 a.m. for the
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation pro-
The purpose of the Summer
Film Festival is to provide family
fun and recreation for the youth
during the summer months this is
not a religious event. Everything
is free to the community with the
Arrowmen July 15- Meet the Robinsons 1 of exemption of refreshments:
p.m,, 3 p.m.; To be announced 6 candy, pop-corn and more.
Boy Scout Troop 9 star scouts, Stephen, left, and Jarad, right, p.m. This year's festival will feature
show off their new Order of the Arrow sashes after complet-
ing their Ordeal on June 7, at Price Sanders Scout Reserva- Flori a Cy
tion. The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor i C m m unit
Society which focuses on camping and service. Congratula-
tions and good luck on your journey.
Future Business Leaders to host Pet Adoption Day
With the end of the school
year fast approaching, the mem-
bers of the LaBelle Middle School
Future Business Leaders of Amer-
ica planned their final community
service project for the year... their
annual fundraiser for the March
of Dimes. Gaining approval from
the administration, members de-
cided to host a "T-Shirt Day" at
LMS on May 30, the last Friday of
Members would sell wrist
bands that would enable students
to deviate from the school dress
code for one day and wear their
favorite T-Shirt to school. Mem-
bers sold the wrist bands for just
$1 and raised $412 for the day.
On Friday Ms. Noel, Language
Arts teacher, approached the
FBLA adviser, Jpdi Higginbotham,
asking what she thought about
continuing the fundraiser the next
week since the students had done
so well with the T-Shirt day.Ms.
Higginbotham thought it was a
great idea and with administrative
approval, made plans to continue
"T-Shirt Day" for the last three
days of school. Announcements
were made and wristbands were
sold Monday thru Thursday. LMS
students participated each day
buying a new wristband for the
next day. Thursday, June 5, when
LMS students departed for the
summer, the LMS student body
had raised $1,263 for the March
In the nearly 40 years FBLA-
PBL has been united with the
March of Dimes, FBLA has con-
sistently ranked as the top clubs
and organizations fund-raising
partner, raising over $15 million
dollars. FBLA members believe
in the mission which started with
conquering polio, and today join
in the fight against premature
birth. The LMS FBLA during its
six year charter has raised almost
$5,000 to benefit the March of
LaBelle, FL - Florida C6m-
munity Bank will be hosting a
pet adoption day on Wednesday
June 25th from 10am to 2pm in
support of the Caloosa Humane
Society, a non-profit organization
that houses the homeless animals
of the Labelle area.
Representatives from the Hu-
mane Society will have dogs and
cats on-site that are available for
In addition to pet adoptions,
the event will also feature a col-
oring contest for children, live
DJ entertainment, a visit from
"Lucky" the Dalmatian, refresh-
ments and the opportunity to sign
up to become a member of the
Caloosa Humane Society. For a
list of pets available for adoption,
please visit www.petfinder.com/
On the 25 and throughout
the month of June, the Labelle
branch of Florida Community
Bank will be collecting dona-
tions of the items needed to keep
the Humane Society running.
Among the much-needed items
are bleach, 409 Cleanser, Simple
Green, Dawn dish soap, paper
towels, newspaper, garbage 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 donations, vol-
unteers and any available type of
The adoption day and dona-
tion drive are being held at Florida
Community Bank located at 155
N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida.
Florida Community Bank is a
full service, 'community based,
financial institution that provides
high quality financial services and
products tailored to fit the individ-
ual needs of each client in a caring
and flexible manner With offices
in Charlotte, Hendry, Lee and Col-
lier counties, Florida Community
Bank is financially strong, com-
mitted to profitable 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."
six family films, some animated,
and mostly produced by Disney.
Organizers thank their spon-
sors via a PowerPoint presenta-
tion shown at the beginning of
each of the 24 showings to over
650 folks (adults and youth).
The Film Festival is open and
free to everyone. Call 675-0900 if
you would like more information.
LaBelle Assembly of God is locat-
ed at 123 Fraser Avenue, across
from Edward A. Upthegrove El-
The Festival coordinator Julie
Craichy Wilkins is still looking for
a few sponsors. Please call 673-
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west Florida is thrilled to an-
nounce its first-ever Summer
Reading Program, "Ready...
Set... Read!" which runs from
June 20 until August 4, from 10
The June 20 kickott celebra-
tion at the Daniels and Plantation
store will feature snacks and fun
Storytellers will be on hand to
Weston, one ot the young adult
fantasy genre's new emerging
voices, will be on hand to read
some of her works. Other guests
are tentatively scheduled to attend
Seacoast National Bank LaBelle Branch Manager Clyde Aiken is pictured with $1,000 Sea-
coast scholarship recipient Anthony Hernandez.
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gram highlights: Children (enter-
ing grades K-8) in Lee, Charlotte,
Collier, Glades and Hendry coun-
ties will take part in a six-week
book exchange program spon-
sored by Goodwill Industries of
Participants can sign up at any
Goodwill Retail and Donation
Center (starting June 20) by mak-
ing a purchase of $10 or more...
and receive a FREE KIDS BOOK
and reading program bookmark.
For the duration of the pro-
gram, kids will be able to ex-
change their completed free
books for anewer book - and
Goodwill will keep tabs on their
At the end of the six-week pro-
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be entered into a random draw-
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Hendry County Residents
are cordially invited to
"The Republican Hoedown",
Barron Park, LaBelle
June 28. 2008 fi-om 11 a.m to 2 n.m.
Meet Republican candidates and enjoy music
with a FREE lunch and prize drawings!
Clerk of Courts
Kristina Kulpa, inciiimhbIn
Dr. Robert Etglcy
County Commiissioner - District 3
Paid I O lth ilt, I i Nll ) L , \\t(li \ t11' l 1o P ll. P )I l li ] -Ii.ii I it 1i11i.iii ;Q
support March of Dimes
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sharon Kaye Browning, age
61, of Felda, passed away June
10, 2008, in LaBelle.
She was born Oct. 31, 1946,
in Fort Myers to John Brown and
Survivors include her mother:
Katherine McCloud of Felda and
one brother: Tommy Browning
and wife Teresa of Felda.
Funeral services were held Fri-
day, June 13, at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle with Pastor L.W
Howard officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Fort Denaud Cemetery,
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Martha Elizabeth Fulmer, age
98, of LaBelle, passed away June
10, 2008, in Cape Coral.
She was born July 22, 1909,
in Plain Grove, PA to Jesse and
Nancy (Wright) Hamilton.
Elizabeth was a resident of
LaBelle for the past 14years. She
was a member of Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church in
LaBelle and U.M.W.
Survivors include one daugh-
ter: Mary Alberta (Clarence)
McHenry of LaBelle; granddaugh-
ter: Joyce Allen of Lehigh Acres;
grandson:" Mark McHenry of
Mt. Jackson, VA; granddaughter:
Rhonda Adams of Lehigh Acres;
seven great-grandchldren; and
two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
June 16 at Osborne-Williams Fu-
neral Home, Greenville, PA. In-
terment followed in Findley Cem-
etery, Mercer, PA. Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - La-
Mary Jane Rodriguez
Mary Jane Rodriguez, age 75,
of LaBelle, passed away June 10,
2008, in Fort Myers.
She was born May 4, 1933, in
Floresville, Texas, to Tiodoso and
Isabelle (Salazar) Cisnero.
She was a resident of LaBelle
for the past 52 years. Mary Jane
worked as a nurses aide at Hen-
dry County Health Dept. for many
Survivors include her hus-
band: Adolfo Rodriguez; three
sons: Robert Rodriguez (Susan)
of Cape Coral, Sixto Rodriguez of
LaBelle, Adolfo Rodriguez (Ve-
ronica) of Texas; two daughters:
Julia Howard (Ken) of LaBelle,
Lupe Taylor (Mark) of Moore Ha-
ven; three brothers, three sisters,
ten grandchildren, four great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her infant daughter-
Funeral serviceswere held June
13 at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven
Catholic Church in LaBelle with
Father Chester Domaszewicz of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home - LaBelle.
Gerald Guy Odom
Gerald Guy Odom, age 51, of
Clewiston, passed away June 3,
2088, in Clewiston.
He was born May 28, 1957, in
Dade City, the son of Ollie Guy and
Thelma Alene (Patterson) Odom,
Jr.. He worked as a Commercial
Fisherman for many years.
Survivors include his parents:
Alene and Bobby Humphress of
Campbellsville, KY; one brother:
Michael Humphress of Clewis-
ton; and two sisters: Shirley King
of Dell City, OK, Bonnie Ramey of
Midwest City, OK,
Memorial service was held at
the John Stretch Park, Clewiston,
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Maureen Joan Humes
Maureen Joan Humes, age 58,
of LaBelle, passed away June 14,
2008, in LaBelle.
She was born July 4, 1949, in
Grove City, Pennsylvania, to Frank
Louis Gorencic and Naomi Tekla
VBS planned at
Kids: Come to God's Power
Lab at Freedom Fellowship Min-
istries, 1301 SR 29N Monday, June
23-Friday, June 27, from 6-8 p.m.
K-6th grade. Have fun discovering
Jesus' miraculous power.
Music Camp is coming back to
Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church from June 23-27.
It runs from 9 a.m-1 p.m. from
Monday-Friday with a Friday
night performance for family and
friends to see what the kids have
learned! During the week, the
kids will learn Bible stories, sing
songs, play games, learn songs
on the drums and more! Lunch is
included, and registration is $10.
Call the church at 863-675-0656
to pre-register. Don't miss out on
this fun week to learn all about
our "Super-Strong God"!
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
God's 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 to children from kin-
dergarten through sixth grade
from June 23-27. Hours are 6-8:30
p.m. At that time adults may also
participate in Bible study. Every-
one is welcome.
has biweekly sing
A Saturday Night Sing will be
hosted by Freedom Fellowship
Ministries, 1301 SR 29N, every
second Saturday of the month at 7
p.m. Everyone is invited to share
their talent. Sing, dance, play and
instrument, do a skit or just share
For more information call 863-
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
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
Western fun at Grace
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
Gospel jams coming
Rev. Lester Grant will host a
Gospel jam session at Barren
Park every other Friday. The next
event will be June 20. Events will
last from 7-9 p.m. Come play or
just listen. Please bring canned
goods to be shared with local
Kids: Welcome to
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
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
Sale to benefit church youth
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.
Bonita Bay Group receives 2008 business ethics award
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (June
12, 2008) - Bonita Bay Group and
its deeply engrained business phi-
losophy - to do the right thing -
has been recognized as a prime
example of ethics in business.
The Bonita Springs company,
which employs 1,300 and has cre-
ated seven master-planned com-
munities in Southwest Florida,
was named the recipient of the
2008 Uncommon Friends Foun-
dation Business Ethics Award.
The award was announced dur-
ing the UFF's annual "Uncom-
mon Evening" dinner at the Hyatt
Regency Coconut Point Resort &
Spa on June 5.
The program, now in its third
year, recognizes a business or
nonprofit organization in Lee,
Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades counties that exhibits a
high level of ethical behavior
in daily operations and during
times of crises. The competi-
tion attracted 24 nominations,
which were judged by a national
panel of leading business ethics
experts, including Charles J. For-
naciari, the Uncommon Friends
chair of ethics at the Florida Gulf
Coast University-Lutgert College
of Business, and Thomas Hooy-
man, associate professor at Regis
University in Denver and a former
corporate ethicist. .
Entries were judged on an-
swers to essay questions delving
into ethical issues faced by the
company and its resolution of
those issues. Judges also consid-
ered programs and resources that
effectively communicate the com-
pany's, ethics policy and help em-
ployees make ethical decisions,
and looked at the company's as-
sessment of its ethical vulnerabili-
ties and its process for addressing
Hooyman praised Bonita Bay
Group's practices, particularly
the leadership of Chairman Da-
vid Lucas and his visibility within
Bonita Bay Group recently received the 2008 Business Eth-
ics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation.
Pictured from left are: Bruce Schultz, president of Uncom-
mon Friends Foundation, Kitty Green, president and CEO of
Bonita Bay Group and Gray Davis, Uncommon Friends Foun-
dation board member.
the company - from personally
speaking with employees at Unit-
ed Way campaign informational
sessions and delivering some of
those speeches in Spanish to lead-
ing the charge to always do the
right thing. "Most business own-
ers, CEOs or chairs won't take
that type of initiative to person-
ally speak to employees," Hooy-
man said. "At best they'd make
a video of themselves. When the
owner makes that kind of com-
mitment, puts forth that type of
example and gives it importance
on his schedule, it really sends a
message to the rest of the organi-
Lucas created the company's
Do the Right Thing motto and
insists that all employees, from
top to bottom, always follow their
conscience. It's a yardstick that
each employee uses when mak-
ing decisions related to financial,
employee, customer and environ-
mental issues. "We're really inter-
ested in how a business conducts
itself from the top down," said
Arlene Roth, executive director of
Uncommon Friends Foundation.
"When there's a gray area does it
err on the side of doing the right
thing? It's great when companies
give a lot of money to the com-
munity. We're concerned that it's
also ethically treating its .employ-
ees, its customers, its vendors
and the environment. Bonita Bay
Group does a lot in the commu-
nity but it's also a prime example
of ethics in business."
Hooyman also noted that Bo-
nita Bay Group is not required to
have an ethics program in place
but chooses to do so. When the
company recently implemented
a code of conduct, president and
CEO Kitty Green made it a point
to attend every employee meet-
"The thing that really struck
me about Bonita Bay Group that
stood out from the others was the
level of commitment throughout
the organization to hard-wiring
ethics into the infrastructure of the
organization," said Hooyman.
Hooyman is optimistic about
the future of ethics in business.
"There's tremendous consumer
demand for ethical behavior in
organizations, especially with the
green movement and environ-
mental concerns," he said.
"People are looking more at
a company's consumption hab-
its, their stance on human rights
issues, services rendered and
overall environmental impact.
Businesses are beginning to re-
ally understand that long-term
success is based on ethical deci-
The Business Ethics Award is a
unique program nationally, noted
both Roth and Hooyman. Many
business ethics award programs
are conducted by trade or profes-
Christ the King
(Smith) Gorencic. Mrs. Humes
married Paul G. Humes in Au-
gust 1969. She was a resident of
LaBelle since 1985 and was a for-
mer longtime resident of Wheel-
Survivors include her hus-
band: Paul G. Humes of LaBelle;
son: Paul C. (Angela) Humes of
Orlando; daughter: Holly (Chris-
topher) Harris of Clewiston;
brothers: Donald P. (Judith) McK-
issick of Columbus, OH, Donald
W (Annalee) Humes of Wheel-
ing, WV, Willard L. Humes of
Wheeling, WV, Michael J. (Linda)
Humes of Wheeling, WV; sisters:
Carol A. Cranmer of Winchester,
VA, Victoria J. (Mark) LaPort of
Raleigh, NC, Mary M. Dickinson
of Slippery Rock, PA, Donna M.
(Harry) Young of Wheeling, WV,
Mary A. Robbins (Robert) of
Wheeling, WV; grandchildren:
Shelby B. Stadler, Christopher D.
Harris, Sarah G. Harris and her
best friend forever, Donna Pegg of
Gle'ndale, WV. She was preceded
in death by her brother, Thomas
A memorial service will be
held June 19, 4:30 p.m. at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Chaplain Don Goodwin of-
ficiating. Visitation will be Thurs-
day starting thirty minutes prior
to services at funeral home in
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19, 2008
needed for development
LABELLE, FL., June 12, 2008-
The Southwest Florida Economic
Development Partners, a new ini-
tiative of economic development
executives and other key stake-
holders working on regional mar-
keting and branding opportunities
for Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Saraso-
ta, Glades and Hendry counties,
is seeking responses to a Request
for Qualifications (RFQ) for firms
that possess an expertise in devel-
oping new regional branding and
"The focus of the regional
economic development initiative
is the retention and creation of
high-wage jobs in targeted high
technology industries, such as
health, life and environmental sci-
ences, information technology,
and specialty manufacturing,"
said Janice Groves, Director of the
Hendry. County Economic Devel-
The firm selected for this RFQ
will have the ability to understand
the various communities in the
region, along with the unique as-
sets and infrastructure and join
these together into an image that
effectively demonstrates the re-
gional ability to attract and grow
the select business clusters that
will produce high-wage jobs and
diversify the region's economy.
"There is a need to attract
high-paying industries to diversify
the regional economy," said Dr.
Richard Pegnetter, Founding Dean
of the Lugert College of Business
at Florida Gulf Coast University.
"For instance, in 2005 the biggest
employer in the region was Retail
Trade, which accounted for 15
percent of total employment but
averaged only about $25,000 in
wages, an amount that is consid-
erably below the mean national
earnings of $49,910."
The Southwest Florida Eco-
nomic Development Partners is
seeking firms to provide a scope
of services that will include facili-
tating a half day or full day meet-
ing with representatives from the
economic development organiza-
tions throughout the region and
select a group of other stakehold-
ers. Input from the meeting will
be used to create a written com-
munications and marketing plan
that will include a timeline and
detailed budget to implement, at
a future date, the following items
or others as deemed appropriate:
S Regional identity and
brand development, to include
new logo and motto. This would
also include incorporating logo-
identity into the design of letter-
head, envelopes, Web site and
other outreach material.
* Creation of initial marketing
* Newsletter, brochure and
* Web-ready logo artwork.
* Development of a detailed
communications plan and bud-
get to inform regional stakehold-
ers and target industry businesses
within and outside the region.
The plan will include a menu of
choices from which the stake-
holders can choose.
All proposals must be submit-
ted electronically to the South-
west Florida Economic Devel-
opment Partners by July 15 to
Tammie Nemecek at tnemecek@
eNaplesFlorida.com. For further
information, call Nemecek at 239-
* Very attractive 1.45 acres+- with a mobile homii in the very
well located area of DoubleJ Acres Just offlSRSO near the Lce
Co. Line. Well and septic in place. Trucks, horsess and large
animals allowed. Above ground pool requires TI.C. $115,000
* This property has a two car carport, wood burning fire-
place, covered front & back porch's, separate storage
building with covered picnic area, underground utilities &
a sprinkler system.$139,000
* This home is simply beautiful! A formal living and dining
room, huge family room, garden tub, separate shower,
walk in closets in all four bedrooms, solid surface counter
tops in- the kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances,
and more! All of this, and located on 2.5+/- acres with sev-
eral outbuildings, a pond and landscaped yard! $199,900
* Peaceful 9.1 acres in Felda. There is a large (approx one
acre) man-made lake that has also recently been dug wiith
a 1996 manufactured home (doubluwide) 3'2, a large
kitchen, & a new roof and air conditioner. all for $210,000
* This so close to new! 2006 doublewiide home is priced to
SELL! Location is secluded - the perfect set up for PRIVA-
CY, horses, other animals, and/or wild little ones! Home
Submitted photo/John Capece
This photo taken on June 10 shows algae bloom so thick
that boats leave trails in the water at the Townsend Canal
with vigorous discharge which is coincidentally where the
Bee Branch Bridge update
The Bee Branch River Bridge
on CR 720 in Muse is closed for
demolition and replacement by
a new wider bridge scheduled
to open on or before Monday,
August 18, 2008. During the past
week, crews installed erosion
control, drove test pilings and be-
gan removing the deck of the old
bridge. This week crews will con-
tinue demolishing the old bridge
and begin installing infrastructure
for the new bridge. The detour
route for motorists traveling west
on CR 720 is Fernwood Road (1
mile) to Crescent Acres Road (3.5
miles) to State Road 78 (4.8 miles)
to Kirby Road (0.2 miles) to Kirby
Thompson Road (5 miles) and
back to westbound CR 720. Mo-
torists traveling east on CR 720
can cross the river by taking Kirby
Thompson Road to Kirby Road to
State Road 78 to Crescent Acres
Road to Fernwood Road and
back to CR 720 eastbound. Motor-
ists are reminded drive with cau-
tion and to obey the posted speed
limits along the detour route that
includes an unpaved section of
Crescent Acres Road. In addition
to a new bridge, the project in-
cludes paved shoulders and sod-
ding on roadway approaches to
the bridge, new guardrails, new
signs and pavement markings.
Pittsfield Construction, Inc. is the
OPEN HOUSE EVERY SUNDAY 2-4 P.M.
FLIORIDIA for a f'l-action Of the usual
price &L taXeNC. 'li'ed privacy \ oni oxAtio\.;
largest home & c.rport in Aqua Isles
5)S+ iqualhty ii\t'eirt1roint coni unitiy
Reniiov.ed 3BR2.UK5 b.ith, \BFIP lur-
nishedl $59,900. Owner/Broker
PAUL ROSER REALTORS
863/675-0898 * 239/564-2005
Realt, Gt'oupM,. Inc.
* REDUCED! $122.000 - ellcent vacationn or
si.Irer ihoime' lThis 2BD11 2BA l.\oe teaitus u spacLious
tliipLg 0om as n.ell .1 a. siiepaie dlining ill oml. 'lile ito
lI1 hbeautullll trees .and A sep.iuu e workshop.
* $159,900 - Ne\ illlI) hil. home with , splil lloo
plan l'he In rustic thlrom feature' . gu.'lden ub ait
[lie kutilchen I is a oli ning rooill
* $189.900 -Tiliii ih11,l houme life.i'ures catlledr.il
cellillgs. i.iiMei. lIId tilee tlh'lroIghK lil. Ar.11i ha .
sieensle il fI.nti .ulld ack tpoLirh.:IlI C ll lot
* $199,000 - 3I) BDuA home wilh (l10 ceilings, a
hre.lklast coutier S ceiling itnsg a secutrity slstelm, a
fenced illn lckviard. \\indio\\ Itl raimenlIt spill bed-
rooms1, open floor plan, and rit much more. This is a
* $217,000 - Just completed 3B 2B ill Fst Lgrowing
iarea of lIIrt I.;IBelle. lust off SR 80.
* $225,000 - Hidden treasure on a n11 ligable oxtlxbO
Brick replace, large kitchen, workshop .aMn coml-
* $249,000 -JJUST REDUlCED! Looking liobr home
in the Gunnery and Buckingham area? This is it!! This
beautiful 3BD,2BA home also has a de uand a pool,
andi the I it lchainin nk elince is pierect for our plets.
* $280,000 - This 3BD/2BA hoine is situated close to
SantIla Barball Blvd. and Golden Gate Pt K so it is
isithin walking distance to shopping, restriuirnti-.s.
medical ald C entertainment. This holime is also within
0 miles ol the beach!
* $288,000 -JUST REDUCEDI Comtpletely remodl-
eled 31iD/2BA home in tihe cit on .le -+-, - acres, with
a detlachLI 2 c;a gIarageC lnclc backya l, lanillscalping
& inote. Call today
* $409,000 - iCaloosa Estates, llI313A, 1lx2.-1
bonus room all on 1. I ac. Custom huill 2 stor11y home
with many e1x'iis. Call fori your showing luoday
implt1rov enlets include Ifront screened lanai, rear wood
deck, concrete parking pad + sidewalks. Exterior
improvements include 2 s:all horse hartn i+ tack roomItIi
pn1up shed t\ watei r [lstiem, :i'r liutct.Allv iI>t compnpletedt
RIVERFRONT VACANT IAND
I tilt' :ifftrdiable River Access 1.oi! This canal lot is in .a quiet ics-
idcnltial neighborhood Drive) yot golt if car.I to he (Glldcs Golf
a:nd IRV csorl. PI')Ibh i hc :lt stlongC Igt. rsta.l nl lt. I. lnp .lilt c,.ibnl
rentals all close by: $115,000
1 TIERAPEITIC SE'ITINGS! Enloyi this hc.itiill ri'\e'rfiont lot
with Ipictule perfcct irnir vicws. A mpiLciiit spto title vour dl'ciall
homen or for the iuesnsti)r looking uor fit preie.iiiin vtituc.
Approximately I +/- acres \ih lt)0' of rivcr rontagie t 199,500
* Cleared & slopedi rive r front lotwith dock, located in the his-
ioric Ft. Dena.ud area. This lo hlis l beautiful views. ;iand pro-
videCis dLep wateCr river aIcciss t to he Gulf. Atll.ntic Oc(.n. &
Like (Ok)eclhoec. $329,000
* Absolutely Sitnning I +/- Ac.I Cleatred Ritvrfront ollimesite
located in Htidden H ammock SD. Ho.I ts An ..stoniising 190'
+/- Of Riveriront On Ftlorida's iFamed Intrncoastal. l.oc.lcd
Close 1b The I.ce1 lendry I.ine & DircIly Across The Street
From A Park. $399,900
Woman climbs tree
After using Thera-Gesic�
SBEXAR (COUNTY- Mary Ann W., after using
. Thera-(csic on her sore calf muscle. climbed a
' 97/: foot oak tree in front of the courthouse to
.,i protest the high cost of fuel. When asked why
S',uch a small tree. she painlessly
replied. "None of your cdang
Go painlessly with Th'ra-Gesic
, . . ' , ... .
Q: Has anything so far in this campaign
A: When I first started campaigning I
wasn't sure what to expect. I have a
clear vision of what I would like to do , i'tS
as commissioner and wanted to share
it. This campaign is being run the . .
same way I run my business and my'-
home, sensibly. I am staying true to my budget because I
want to earn your vote not buy your vote. As I've said before,
I am a conservative with my money, and I will be a conser-
vative with your tax money as well. I am, however, pleas-
antly surprised by the amount of support I am receiving
from the people in this area. I would like to take this oppor-
tunity to thank everyone who is giving their time and sup-
port to my campaign. As I visit with people in my district, I
find myself reenergized and more determined than ever to
make a difference. I was ready to reach out to the voters, but
surprised by all of you who are reaching out in support of
me. Thank you, I promise to work hard for you if given the
Hendry County Commissioner District 3
If you would like to submit a question,
Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Raymond Pittman Campaign,
Republican for Hendry County Commissioner, District 3
Corner lot, custom built w/many Lovely city home among the Oaks, near
upgrades, 3/2, $199,900 Nature Park & Hendry House. $158,000
SAT 863/675-0898 239/564-2005 e
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* Corner lot, custom built w/many Lovely city home among the Oaks, near �
* upgrades, 3/2, $199,900 Nature Park & Hendry House. $158,000
SPAUL ROSER REALTORS 863/675-0898 239/564-2005 www.PaulRoser.como
23 N BidgeSt.- .Be~, L333
LiaAnrwsU. Ra EttBoe
* $35,000 - l.ookinig for 1 i.ental ienistieni? This
mobile loCatuiol -n I loti
* Sarlting at $79.900 - Pleasc call alxioult a or
lai\en \.iaht Clulb models ,,laiilable & read .ul\ ) ih e
* $109.900 -'1ST t RIEDL i'EDlift c.utiful blIInd new
mtiu.itlliit d ho II l iti ioic il!t n 'piRiuIS IKXi loomII s :ILhl 2
it1\1)lOi1t s..\ A IusLI seeC at Ithis priice II a quiet NN irtl
1.uli le lare .
* $158,900 - liin.imulate! Almost ncei 4BD 211
MH with ma1ny iupgnlte. just 2.5 u sold This home is
.icniss l'tinll tle river & Ixi.t r .lmps. The honme fea-
tures a split floor plan. crown molding in the living &
dining ioomn. porcelain sinks & Moin tiucet's. There is
also :an attached ca;qort & enclose lanai.
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED! - Looking for peace
a;ind qtet? Tl'is S+.- acres iI tr ou' It features a
311B,211iA ma1lnufactured t i olie with al split floor plan
antil porches on 3 sides ThCere is a detailed 1 car
garage. Thle property lhas oaks, pines, I pond :nd is
* $775,000 - Cominlecail zonntl' 5+ '- iacre Iprpel
features a 3t1) 13A.\ mobile home, pool. 2 barns. 2
sheds a:nd much Imore'
* $695,000 - Beauiifuti 2.+ - acre propeny boasts
man.y Florida Live O.ks .and other naituiral i veetaion.
Locaied on H\v 80S next ito Berrv Gi.te.
* $145,000 - Vest of I.aBelle- Desirabele l acre build-
able loi wiith riverview ill 44 lot subdivision. Private
community Ix:at lamlp. Deed restricted community.
* $119,000 - Georgeous 4+/- acre ihontesie in the
country: Mostly cleared .Vith ibeautifill old oaks, pond,
house pad, well & septic.
* Moore Havin t cht Club lots starting at $12,000.
* Clewiston loi - $21,000
* Montura Lots starting at $22,500
* Port LiaBelle lots staring at $12,000.
* $2,750,000 - lTo parcels totaling 4.28+,'- icrs.
Zoned 1.1 B0-2 & I.B3--1 on Hlighway 80 in l.aliele. Call
for more information.
* $1,300,000 - 3i+/- acres on li\\l 2-. Great intest-
* $888,025 - Auto sal\agte yard. Just reduced! Great
in eStCllent polieI11l..
* REDUCED! $350,000 - Looking for a coimmetrial
building locaitd on SR20 in the city of I.aBlle tAsk
about leasing. Call todia''
* $349,900 - Great 1:820+'- q. ft., 2 uniti otfice
building in the Citi of ILaBelle Owner will lease the
2nld unit Call Ioda forIll oore information
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FliAITURlS SHORT S.AIEI 2Br,21a CIS home '� crcened lanai gcous oak shaded acres. $279,900
RENTALS AVAILABLE.. . AL. FOR DETAIiSI . in the cil, $130,000 MANUFACTURED HOME on 13 Actes. Muse Rt:ld!
2BR/2BA HOME ion small lIke. Price IReduced i3BR2BA ML H w.Mlarge Illastr suite and mt11;i eCs $2. 77,000
$94,510 REl)IUCII)! $134,900
3BR/2BA HOMEi w/opn iloor plain ui\.looking 311.R/2A HIOME IN THE CITY1 Price Redjced! j3BW2BA CBS oin . Acres ilthei coun. $296,000
wiIooded pasture. $169,900( M,\ac oiler! RediuaceId $149.500 w/$2,000 Carpel 3BR/2BA HOME on 1Il.+.- \Acre! Commercial
IEDUCE) FOR OUICK SAlEI Ilk/21i at Mobile Allowance at closing!! /Zoiled, I\llv lFronta.l: $399,500
I lloe! 5+/- Ah\cres, cleaLred wl ,ence :and pold, I IlR/2BA HOMEi Slller \\ill conulile towaLiis 8.8 +/ ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720I13r 11
Ir4000 REiDUCEl) $179,11100. Hiilyer Closiiing C:os! Reduced $149,9010 io N
10+/- ACRES NlEAR IIWY 29 SOUTrrH iv/ Siiteal 4U121A CBS HOME IN TOWVN , rice io sell , $IS I t oi. $.90,000
ullildlinlg. Reduced $380,000 $155,5100 20+,. ACRES IN T11E COUNTRY ' i 3Br.2l ' matu-
2B/1UBA IN CITY 1IMITS1. Excillenit conditioii. lacn'ored home plis pole biarn. $625,000
ACREAGE ON IIWY 29 IN FiLDA.1 13.3 $169,500. 5BR4iBA HOMl i buil in 200t on 20+- Aces.
acsCS zocIl A \-2, Ci ie diid CI. Peri''ct il Agri- 3BR/2BA HOME L1 'ig1 Otaks "and nic el lmdsai.iedl. $795,000
Business! Reitucdi $174,5001
3BR/2BA WELl, MAINTAINED MOBI.1E HOME on WATERFRONT LOTS
WATERFRONT HOMES 3 lots. $180,000 1ARGI.N!! 2 liiiillble lots on hlie banks of tlie
2BR12BA CREEKIFRONT IIOME - Polly\\og 'inte i'311R/2BA CBS HOME lAUREl1. OAKS - needs TCI. CloosailhatcheCe ii\eri View si nl' ml riicr & o:XIbo\\
IRd. Reduced $229,000 $199,000 '0 ' hou! joc, driidged oat tshp. iossihlc owner
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remodIcelld /\ niew 3BR/2BA BEAUTIIFU. HOME n, igrat kitclen nic ii dancing l 1 54~,go e $95 0 NOW
kitclihn and tflooriing plns pemiti in place lior new lots of' cainicls, $234,900 $750,000
dlokl. $389,500 J BR/2.51BA CBS POOl. HOME 2.000 + - I. I It hing i
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY! 3 IHr, 2 Ka I Honei plus ie. $259,000 WATERFRONT .OTi\ Dock in lhe CO! $299,000
tlliachei guiesl hlousI, 11ioutiorlhoiiiie critorlIt aId ai 3R/2hA BRICK IN TOWN a extra hIuili.llale hlol SELLE.R MOTI\'ATE1D! : ... ,' II ' tGORGIEOUSI
sitienllcl ilo Ido lhse w/conlicrete liCoat railMi. $264,500 1+ - .ACRRli 'RFRONI f Price Reduced $245,000
$650,000 CIST)M ll UIIT31lR/.2,5A inl CaloosIa I lalborS1 ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONTI 12+ - Acr
Ow/\\'',I|I around ponlch and oak mcrncl \ard. ONE . A KIN RInn 2-c
SLiOR SAlE. 3ll211.lt )l D\W Moile I n-,\;ik $325,000 ' idock ph1lus tl00+ - i ivronitage. $2,200,000
Ofier! Reduced $85,000 IIOMES ON ACREAGE I.OCATION. I.OCATION. I.OCATION!!!
SHORT I SAIE1 Brl'i/al Mlani;lffl t'tiilc lit c on I 2. ) +/- ACRES \v sililgewidlc Mobile llo e Il'oi llrctm m llial t onl - acre pntinsila ~00' 1lier
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19, 2008 9
Las Noticas en Espanol
Prepare sus articulos para hu-
racanes porque ya comenz6 la
temporada. Recuerde guardar los
documents importantes de la fa-
Imilia, las medicines, articulos de
higiene personal, agua, comida
enlatada y comida para las mas-
cotas. Haga un plan de emergen-
cia con su familiar. Mantenga un
radio y baterias disponibles. Pre-
gunte si su casa esta en unad rea
de inundaci6n para saber si el se-
guro cubre los dafios en caso de
que ocurra una emergencia.
La tienda de segunda Kiwanis
anuncia su nuevo horario a partir
del mes de junio. Los lunes de las
11 a.m hasta las 7 p.m, los mar-
tes, viernes y sdbados de las 11
a.m. hasta las 3 p.m. Los mi-r-
coles, jueves y domingos la tienda
permanecera cerrada. .
para el 2009
La Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
tasadora del condado Hendry,
quiere recordarles que pueden
aplicar ya, para las exenciones
sobre los impuestos para el ailo
2009. No tienen que esperar has-
ta enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitaran la
oleada de filtima hora y el esperar
en fila, tambien evitar.n olvidarse
de aplicar y no recibir el beneficio
de la(s) exenci6n(es).
Nuestras oficinas en ambas
localidades mantienen el mismo
horario, de 8:30 a.m. a 5 p.m. de
lunes a viernes. Pase por una de
nuestras oficinas durante estas
horas y salga ya de esa preocu-
Si tiene alguna pregunta en
cuanto a aplicar temprano para el
2009 puede Ilamar a nuestra ofi-
cina en LaBelle al 863-675-5270
o desde Clewiston, sin recargo,
al 863-983-3178. Tambien puede
llegarse a nuestra pagina de la red
mundial al www.hendryprop.org
para mas informaci6n.
Cuatro personas estuvieron
involucradas en el ataque brutal
que mand6 un hombre al hospi-
tal y otro muerto. Dos de ellos fu-
eron encontrados culpables por
el Gran Jurado el 23 de mayo.
James Henry Williams de La-
Belle y Virgen Osorio de Clewis-
ton ambos de 19 afios fueron
acusados de asesinato en primer
grado y dos delitos de robo con
arma mortal. La acusaci6n es el
resultado de un incident ocur-
rido el 23-24 de novienmbre incluy-
endo a Jaquil Williams de edad
18 resident en LaBelle y Josefa
Osorio de edad 21 resident en
De acuerdo a los registros
de La Oficina de La Policia el 24
de noviembre Los Oficiales re-
spondieron al report de un robo
a la 1:46 a.m. Una de las victims
inform que el y otro hombre
habian sido Ilevados de La tienda
Azteca localizada en la 29 ytrasla-
dados a una localizaci6n solitaria
Ilamada: "Hueco de Piedras" cer-
ca del final de La Calle E al sur de
LaBelle. Las dos mujeres hiceron
que los dos hombres entraran al
vehiculo con la promesa de dar-
les sexo mientras esperaban.
En el lugar solitario los dos
hombres fueron atacados brutal-
mente causandoles dafios en sus
caras y cabezas.A los dos les ro-
baron $100 en efectivo.
A las 6:45 a.m el cuerpo de
Jose Cruz.de 20 afios fue encon-
trado en una area boscosa de La
Calle E. El fue atacado por James
Williams y Virgen Osorio. La se-
gunda vfctima Jose L6pez Fran-
cisco de 29 aflos quien fue ata-
cado por Jaquil Williams y Josefa
Osorio pudo caminar despues de
la golpiza y pedir ayuda para su
El Gran Jurado tambien en-
contr6 culpable a Vernon Dwayne
Stevens de 25 afios resident en
Clewiston el 23 de mayo de robo
y asesinato en perjuicio de Epi-
tacio Antonio Hernandez Beltran
de 60 afos y resident en Mon-
tura. Stevens fue puesto en cus-
todia despues de que el cuerpo
de Epitacio fuera encontrdo en su
residencia que estaba quemada.
Otro hombre identificado como
Raymond Alberto Diaz de 45 afios
fue reportado involucrado en la
estrangulaci6n y robo en contra
del senior Epitacio cuya identidad
fue notificada dias, mas tarde de
El 4 de junio Los Oficiales hici-
eron una orden de registro en La
Calle Puente 1974 Lote 17 doncde
encontraron cocaine, marijuana,
pildoras y articulos para procesar
drogas. Ramiro Ozuna de 59 afios
fue acusado de poseer cocaine
con la intenci6n de venderla cer-
ca de un lugar religioso, posesi6n
de marijuana, operaci6n y pos-
esi6n de equipo para procesar
narc6ticos. Ashley Dawn Tuckey
de 19 afios fue arestaday acusada
de poseer equipo para procesar
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* 7 ac+/- 500+/- of riverfront. Virtually * 2 ac in Oak Haven Estates. No impact
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* 5 ac of scenic waterfront w/high ele- right time to buy! $220,000.
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1+/- ac of riverfront. Deep water dock<- feels like miles away. 2 ac with no deed
age w/large boat dock. $499,900. restrictions. $160,000.
. lac on historical Ft. Denaud Rd. * 5 acs on Case Rd. Can be split into 2
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hood. Cleared lot with trees that skin the proiprcv.
q0+/'- ac lot across from CalltXsai Estates S11). 2)1120
metal shcd, well on property uder'ground electric
Riverview. beautiful oaks & peaceful surroundings
are included i this 1/2 ac in the Caloosat Estates
S D. $89,000
.40to L building lot - cleared & waiting for your new
dream home. In Laurel Oaks S/D just minutes from
the Pt LaBelle Marina. $75,000
Enjoy the quiet of a tree filled c! +/- ac in town
Private & serene this 1/2 ac. is located west of
LiBellein one of the most desirable areas. $59,900
32 +/- buildable lot in the city. $49,900
.62 ac +/- Quail Run S/D $45,000
Indian Hills.23 to .50ac+/- $43,000 to $55,000
.23 +/- ac on Shady Lane in Onona. $35,000
Mitv to choose firom - I'- +/- ac. lots in .Lehiig
Acres, $24,000 and up
.21 + - ac. Residential lot in Tropical Gulf Acres in
Punta Gorda. Backs up to a canal. Priced to sell.
Wide variety of iomesites in all units of Port LaBelle.
Something for everyone - /.i ac. to 1/'3 +/- ac.
Starting at $6,700.
Development potential 8.2 +/- ac of high density
future land use. $975,000
1.IS +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowlhoy \\a
4.01 +/- ac zoned 1-2. $550,000
Located oe block south of Hwy 80 on Bridge St this
.62 ac parcel has great potential in city limits with B-
1 zoning, $465,000
HWY 80 frontage in city limits with B-2 zoning. This
.97 acre parcel is your golden opportunity.
Additional out parcels and seller financing available
LAND AND BUILDING ONLY Great opportunity to
own SR 80 frontage for your business. 1,907 sq. ft. of
showroom and offices, 1,316 sq. ft. warehouse with
overhead door and office w/ handicapped bath. 320
sq. ft. additional storage. Building could easily be
converted into two separate businesses with the
drive thru facilities already in place from previous
Ideal business corner potential for growth.
Additional building site to the east. Building previ-
ously used as attorney's office. 16x12 Storage shed.
Centrally located one block off SR80 & one block
from Hendry Co. Courthouse, $350,000
Business property w/ office on ,65+/- ac on Main St.
Located in the LaBelle Courthouse business District
just one block north of HWY 80 w/B-1 zoning, this
well maintained home offies endless Ipossibilities.
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180 N Bridge St. * LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates:
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curts, Patty Walker,
Wayne Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Full furnished 42 Palm Harbor manufactured
home on 10 +' - beautiful acres. $725,000.
Scenic setig in \\cl Gl.ldes () 20StO stCfl 2 "
homine on i ac. w.i 2-i\40 workshop & coverLed porcth-
Ilushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace the
oaks on this iac. 32 partially furnished VH, dou-
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roof, large froni porch, & over 1000 ft of wood deck-
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Well maintained 200-1 Fleetwood manufactured
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w/ desk and shelving, spacious kitchen with abun-
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Lots of storage with the 24x12 storage shed with car-
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Spacious 1809 sq.ft. 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared & land-
scaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck only a few of
the many added features. $110,000
Newer 3/2 w/beautiful fireplace in family room.
Large kitchen will delight all. Close to schools.
4/2 M/lH on fenced .50 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, & water
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared & land-
scaped 2.5 ac. Barn, s, ba, & b eck only a few of
thle many added features. $110,000
3/2 doublewide M/iI on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer
.53 +/- ac in the city on the North side of SR 80.
.4i+/- ac lot off CR 78 in nice established Iteighbor-
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* BANK OWNEDI 3B1/2B home located int the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and miuclh more. $99,900
* 1,4'46 sq. It, under air. New carpet, corner lot.
* Investors! IHantly man special .located int
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priced to sell. $25,000
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* Need more "living" room? 2,152 st1 ft of luxuri-.
ous living. This ,iBIl2B home on 10-1t/- acres has
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fencing for horses. This one is a steal (' only
* Size will surprise ,ou! 2BR121 home on l10/-1
acres is very well kept anld fi)orer imodulte hiIome11
Features a warm1 comfi'orlable living rtoomv w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
. * Minutes ,nrom tranquility! Nice 3;.' manulac-
lured home on 2.il+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plentIy olf 'Iya. $155,000.
* Plenty iof room for gardening on these 2.29+.-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured ihol e, Motivated
* Relax there rural way! Situated ton 1.25 aC, in
growing Miontura, beautiful new 2000 3/,2 mianu-
factured hlioe with over 1100 sq fl of living area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIL-
* like new beautiful 3,2 ont 1,3-1 ares. Secluded
but only minuiles froIm town,. Many uInpglrdes. I.et
us tell youti more about ii. $129,500.
* WaInt country living wiithoul t te long drive to
the city? Get the best of hoth worlds wilh this
3Bl/2F1A home nil 2.29+ - acres on ilase Rcoad.
enjoy the quiet & privacy plus ia wiod hurting
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and 'ltexas sized
* hInuiaculate 3/2 loctled outside Clewision, Aulmple
kiltchcn, spacious mlasler hredrootlnm an11d 1tlNh Seller
says uitmake ollfer! $125,500
* 'kwo for uie' price of one! All on tione acre, 3 2
well millatainct d Inlauulcilured lhomet plus I 2 2
mnullfactiurted lhiome. Plentm of fruitl rees ,i1nd oak
trees, All oilers welcome! $119,900
* Diet's make i a deal! 3 bedroom 2 hIalh home f'a-
tures bill illn cabinets large master lathll, spa-
cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room tliru the
rest of the house. Outside you \\ill find a fenced
yard aind storage shed, $110,000
* I ioutln' t we i lonicr ! Aiioilin;l)l, coIIIIpliciy It niIIv-
celel 31L.V211 hliine intticlos to lose 1 schools, res'tau-
ianti, shopping, etc. Upgradets galorie \\ill make \ou
happy to hie home! $65,000.
* AlfTrdahle starter or rental home. 3 1.i on corner
lot in Moore Iaven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
****t***** LOTS *****
* ,29 +/- acre ill Belmont SA1). Priced to sell at
on]y $43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL *********
* Log Cabii i 1lBQ - Cc ilenitra tely located iaBelle
\\tillh I( l- i- fel of ftroniuige ton SR80. Possible
Sellr finaiucig, calll for lterns. $429,000!
* REDUCEDI! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SRSti in La..,Helle, The buikl-
ing has over 1800 square feel of office space and
has plenty oIf room for ltparkin g. The floorplan lhas
lhe ad\ianliugeotf being able to be split inlo 2 sep-
ar.ate rental ollices, while still iiprodiding a com-
mon lob Iby area. $369,900
* I'rilim 20 1- � acre potentlil conummeIrial parcel
located near \'tesi Glads llemenltary ini Muse and
jusl iutilets away tUfOlli m dolwntUwn iIaelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Inv est now - build latd! (CIrner ttu outside oil
limits near towni, $155,000.
* Commercial properly will visibility foni SR 80
.30i I . Make otler $80,000.
* 1 Acre with 120' Frontage
* Gated Caloosa Shores Subdivision
* High Ground, Panoramic Views
Jim Green Realty Owner/Broker
Slatel Farm *lpominisll t IIL
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ABSOLUTE AUCTION JUNE
28. 671 recreational acres in
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REAL ESTATE AUCTION. Sat
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properties available for pur-
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Auction held at 29121 Perdi-
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more info. DFarmer793.
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
Moore Haven, nice area.
$1000 for both or will sep.
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MARTIN-NEEL FAMILY DAY-
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& accepting applications.
24hr & weekend daycare in a
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CATAHOOLA MIX - Vic of Fort
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Please call to identify
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the Hendry Co. Sheriff's Of-
TIGER CAT - male, vicinity of
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June 20 & 21 7:30am-?
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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
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 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday
and 8am - 12 Noon on Saturday. This position requires
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/Outpatient Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply Inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology
and profideny in ICD-9 Coding. Must'e able to communicate, both
written ano ad an ainin onidenalitya of all patient information.
Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Full time - Mammographer/Radiographer
Must be ARRT registered with a.valid FL License to practice
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 relat-
ed 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
Phone: 863-902-3023.or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Head Football Coach Hal
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for more info
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Independent Newspapers will CLEANING
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cases of questionable val- 20+ v?,:. e.p./Locallh owned & Operated
un, such as promises of 863-675-7297
guaranteed Income from
work-at-home programs - If
it sounds too good to be Bu i
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or SKIPPER'S TRACTOR Service
doubts about any ad on Bush-hogging, mowing, SLIDING GLASS DOOR - Has
these pages, we advise that loader work, landscaping, frame & screen, good condi-
before responding or send- sodding (863) 673-5784 tion. $75 (863)228-0467
ing money ahead of time, WINDOW - 4 x 4, tinted, slid-
ou check with the Better ing glass w, indove , brand
Business Bureauat ing glass windohandine w, never used. $45 or and
772-878-2010 for previous offer (863)675-2215
complaints. offer (863)675-2215
Some 800 and 900 telephone I
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as Air Conditioners 505 BOOSTER CAR SEAT - asking
long distance toll costs. We Antiques 510 $20 (863)675-7306 /
will do our best to alert our Appliances 515 885-1392
reader of these charges in Appliance Parts 520 Bouncer w/activity bar, Jum-
the ads, but occasionally Beauty Supplies 525 peroo, Stroller travel system,
we may not be aware of the Bicycles 530 all items like new $200 will
charges. Therefore, if you Books & Magazines535 separate (863)634-2720
call a number out of your Building Materials540
area, use caution. Business Equipment 545 CAR SEAT & Stroller - Evenflo,
Carpets/Rugs 550 Matching. Asking $60
*Seri s Children's Items 555 (863)697-6618
ervicChina, Glassware, Etc. 560 GRACO - Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
Clothing 565 High Chair, Swing, Bouncer,
ICoins/Stamps 570 Stroller. Like new. $200 for
Collectibles 575 all, will sep. (863)763-7609
Crafts/Supplies 585 PACK N PLAY - GRACO w/
Baby itt-ing 405 Cruises 590 Mobile & Changing Pad. $40
Child Care Needed410 Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 (863)697-6618
Child Care Offered415 Fireplace Fixture 600 TODDLER BED - Little Tykes,
Instruction 420 Firewood 60 Blue, Race Car w/ Mattress.
Services Offered 425 Furniture 610 $100 (863)467-5299
Insurance 430 Furs 615
Medical Services435 Health Reducing
Equipment 620 Cm utr
Heating Equipment/ Spls 0
I -Supplies 625
Household Items 630 DELL XP Pro computer sys-
Jewelry 635 tem, $75. (863)517-2782
Are you p g to Lamps/Lights 640 LAPTOP - Apple, Power Book
Are you paying too Luggage 645 G4 w/WiFi. $450 or trade on
much for cable tv? Medical Items 650 Pistol (772)461-8822 Ft.
Miscellaneous 655 Pierce.
Call Mike at SkyTalk to save Musical Instruments 660
25-50% off your cable bill. Office Supplies/ Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
SEquipment 665 and Astra 600P Scanner
239-691-9120 PetS/Suppies/ $40 or will separate Call for
Services 670 details (863)467-8681
Photography 675 Xerox 5018 Copier- needs ink
Child e Plumbing Supplies 680 and toner or can be used for
Pools & Supplies 685 parts, prints 3 sizes, sits on
MARTIN-NEELFAMILY Restaurant cabinet $50(863)763-7609
DAYCARE HOME Satellite 695
Is Now Open & accepting Seitng Machines 700
enrollment. 24hr& week- Sporting Goods 705 BED ueen size, dresser,
end daycare in a loving Stereo Equipment 710 mirror 2 night stands, od
home environment. Television/Radio 715 condition. $275
State Reg #R20HE002. Tickets 720 (863)885-1161
Call 863)612-0366. Tools 725 (863)8851161
www.mylorida.com\childcare 'Toys & Games 730 BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
VCRs 735 pc set, wood. $250
Wanted to Buy 740 (727)599-3007
Chest, dresser, canopy bed set
CLEANING SERVICE up with frame, no mattress
(Licensed) . or box spring, good cond.
Please call: $300 neg. (863)763-6296
863-517-0461 or A/C - 12,000 BTU, with heat DINING ROOM SET - Beautiful,
863-634-8067 $250. (239)645-9596 older, Drexler, wood table, 6
Sharon or Ashley upholstered chairs, med oak
A/C - 3 ton, package unit, with color. $125 (863)675-1134
Seat, $300. (863)675-8937 DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ART PIECE - Metal w/ an In- DR SET - marble top, 2 leafs,
TUTOR dian in front & a Buffalo in the 6 chairs, intricate wood,
Tutoring in Word, Excel, back. Dated 1842. Good cond.' earthy brownish tone, $1400
Power Point; Access, in $200 neg. 863-763-2965 neg. (239)462-8121
Will design spread sheets BED & DRESSER- Antique DRESSER - White, 6 drawer
etc upon request. Victorian Walnut, Circi w/mirror, good condition.
Call Lynneat 1880's, $1200 or will sell $35 (863)634-4137
(863)675-7049 separate (863)447-0230 ELEC LIFT CHAIR - w/battery
WALL MIRROR - antique, backup, micro suede, beige,
S29"x36", 3 sz. gold leaf de- like brand new,$400
sign, $65. (863)674-0482 (863)467-4340
Instruction I I , W I FAN SET -' has baseball
DELIVER OUR theme, also 2 tables includ-
PRECIOUS CARGO: APPLIANCES - (White) Refri- ed, $35 (863)612-0647
Be a Hendry County erator, Stove, Microwave, Full size bed on rollers, like
Dcrivr. Conat th Washer & Dryer. $500 for new, One owner $325
Transportation Dept all, will sep. (863)517-0244 (863)763-5843 after 2 pm
at 863-674-4115 CAMPING STOVE TOP - FUTON - oak, great condition,
New,3 burner, for RV or pro- w/extra thick matress, $100
pane stove top, asking $47 or best offer. (863)673-30716
(863)946-3822 LaBelle area
S S Chest freezer- opens from the HUTCH - Old Early American,
top, white, like new, used 6 72" H x 45" W, top shelf 11"
months $75 (863)357-7265 D, bottom 211/2" D, 4 drs.
DEEP FREEZER - Rheem, $899 neg (239)657-4569
w__orks good, 14'x8", $35. LIVING ROOM SET - Brown,
(863)675-8760 Microfiber, 2 pc. sofa & love
JOIN NOW GAS STOVE, apt size. $150 eat.Excellentcondition.
REST OF SUMMER LaBelle (863) 673-8944 $350 (863)517-0244
ON US GE Gas stove, like new, center LR SUITE - microfiber, brown,
ONUS burner on top for eggs or excellent condition, $400 ne-
bacon, asking $200 gotiable (863)517-0244
863-675- 8446 (86763-2965 MATTRESS - Box spring &
439W. Hwy80 PORTABLE DISHWASHER - frame, full size, like new.
LaBelle, FL w/cutting board top and $100 (863)885-1161
sanitize wash, very good ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
cond $135 (863)763-1997 condition, on wheels, folds
REFRIGERATOR - Whirlpool, up. *150 (863)946-3822
top & bottom, excellent'con- Moore Haven
JACKS CLEAN UP SERVICE edition. $200 (954)675-4814 ROUND TABLE, Lazy Susan
BOB CAT WORK REFRIGERATOR- white 18.5 center and 6 chairs $600
Small Demolition. Clean U cu ft, ice maker, good condi- LaBelle (863) 612-9899
(863)675-7210/673-10835 tion, $185 (863)763-1997 Sectional couch, end tables,
STOVE .- Gas, at size, $85. coffee table, 2 night stands,;
Call 863-674-1 55 solid wood $1000 neg., will
STOVE - Magic Chef, white separate (863)532-1327
Cabinets, Doors, Ceramic fair condition, w/raised metal SOFA - Olive color, good con-
Tile, Bathrooms, Kitchens flat top burners, digital read ditlon. $45 (863)214-3850
Painting, 10% Senior out. $70 (863)634-4137 What-not-shelf, all glass
Discount. 31 yrs. exp. WASHER & DRYER - Full size, trimmed in Oak wood, top
FREE ESTIMATES Frigidaire, excellent condi- and bottom lights, $100
(239)867-6394 tion, white. $299 for both (863)634-0888
Lic. #052311 (954)675-4814 . WICKER COUCH - White,
WASHER - Roper. $75 chair, 2 end tables & coffee
.(561)983-1507 table, excellent condition.
WASHERS&DRYERS $400 (863)467-4871
WASHERS & DRYERS �
Can't get DSL or Cable? STACK UNITS
High Speed Internet Available $95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
$49.95 (239)694-0778 ACP(ely)-$240 will sell separ-
!)>43.gQ(239)694-0778 ately. (863)674-0613
SCall Mike at SkyTalk l BELGIAN BROWNING light 12.
91 019 Never fired, excellent condil-
3 MOUNTAIN BIKE - mens 27", tion $1750.00 LaBelle
I $40. (863)634-8880 (863)612-9899
B nGUN COLLECTION - 7, Win-
chester, Remlngton, Moss-
GONZALEZ Sheds0 berg, 3 single shot, 1650/will
GONZALEZ sep. 863-532-9881
LAWN/LANDSCAPING SHED - 10x12x7 w/double sep- 2 3
Also do handyman jobs floor. Newly painted. $200! MAGTECH 22 Long .Rifle -
863)675-1166 (863)677-1742 or $165. (863)674-0613
863)673-6388 863)677-1063 6
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LABELLE LAWN ROOF PANS - Used, alumi- with workout DVD, brand
.LAWN SERVICE num, 31 pans 9.5' X 1', 22 new, as seen on HSN. $100
Excellent rates pans 12.5' x 1'. $250 firm (863)763-0625
~ FREE ESTIMATES - (863)697-3063 EXERCISE BIKE - Life Styler,
* Licensed * #112210019* WOODEN POLE - 14', $5. Call upright, wind resistant, rarely
863-517-2077 Rob & Karen 863-467-5299 used. $110 (863)675-3451
TOTAL GYM 3000 - like new
TREADMILL - Electric. Brand
new condition. Pd. $3000,
Asking $600 or best offer.
WORK OUT BENCH - Brand
new, never used. Includes
ENGAGEMENT RING - 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
HEARING AIDS - Behind ear
by Widex, digital, re pro-
grammable. $1000 or trade
HOSPITAL BED - goes up &
down on both sides of bed,
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified - Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
BOAT - radio controlled, En-
forcer, gator model, 48"
.long, 31cc chain saw eng.,
Bodybuilding - Mass System
by Nx care, anavol, aminovol
& t3,increase size & strength
$50 Call 863-634-4202
Bully Dog Downloader for
03-04 Dodge .Cummins
Truck, like new, $200
Fat Burner - Methyl Ripped,
rapid fat loss! strongest fat
burner. 1 month supply. $35
FENCE POSTS - treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
FIBERGLASS STEPS - for mo-
bile home, 4 high. Free deliv-
ery $200. 863-675-4822
GARAGE DOOR OPENER -
Craftsman, 1/2 hp, screw-
drive, new, in original box.
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039.
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
.5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
WELDING POWER SOURCE -
Miller Econotig, a/c-d/c,
w/argon tank, flow meter, on
whls. $1800 (863)697-9704
Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
DRUM SET - 5 .pc, Rhythm
Art, w/2 cymbals, complete
w/sticks & seat. $300 or
best offer (863)697-0136
BOXER PUPS - beautiful Pure-
bred, 1 brindle, 1 rare white,
1 rare black, several reg.
Ready 6/26 (239)633-8851
CHAIN LINK DOG PEN
10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE
DWARF RABBIT - Netherland,
blue eyed, white. $20
FERTILE HATCHING eggs -
Malaslan serama chickens
$1.50 each 674-0299
FISH TANK - 55 gallon with
lots of fish, too many to list,
call for details. $150
REG AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
PUPS - blue merle, red tri's,
red merle, $650 & up
HOT TUB - Duet by Vita Spa, 2
person, self contained, grey
granite finish w/10 jets, exc
cond. $500 (863)763-7875
COLOR TV - 32". $30
GENERATOR - 5000 watt,
Generac, 11 hp, runs good,
GENERATOR - Briggs & Strat-
ton, 5250 continuous watt-
age cap, 7350 max surge
watts; $300 (239)826-8469
GENERATOR - Coleman Te-
cumseh, electric start, 10
hp, 5000 watt. $500 or best
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
E ual Housing Opportunity
GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Apartments
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent - no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577
Call 675-0313 or drop by to see
one of our affordable apts.
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
(On Hwy 29, 5 miles South of Hwy 80)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
E ual Housing Opportunity
GENERATOR - Diesel, 5 kw,
GENERATOR - Honda, 11hp,
6000 watt. $500 or best of-
GENERATOR - Never used.
5650 watts. 11 hp. $500
GENERATOR - New, 16KW,
PAINT SPRAYER - Spraytech
Apex Model 1270, used
twice works perfectly, ex-
tras. $350 (863)599-8286
SHOPSMITH - Very good con-
dition, selling as is. $400 or
best offer (863)763-8224
HOw fast can ywr car
go? I can go even faster
when you sel It In the
Playstatlon 2 console- 2 con-
trollers, 1 game, like new,
Christmas Treees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
HORSE TRAILER 2002, 20 ft,
4 horse slant. LaBelle
ROUND RING - 9 panel. $400
SADDLE - 14/2" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
SADDLE - Bob Marshall endu-
rance saddle, very good con-
dition. $800 (8j3)697-1330
SADDLE - Western youth size,
all leather Bighorn saddle,
like new cond, perfect for
trail. $235 (863)763-2692
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
BUSH HOG MOWER - 6',
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
Murray Riding Lawn Mower
14 1/2 hp, 42" cut, good cond.'
$500 neg. (863)261-2177
after 6pm or (561)308-5338
RIDING MOWER - 11HP 36"
cut, needs some belt work,
$200. Call 863-946-3622.
RIDING MOWER -Scag, 52"
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
ROTARY CUTTER - Howse.
ROTOTILLER - older Troybilt,
1 owner, 6hp, runs good,
Every Monday-12pm & every
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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. $600/mo. Inclds
all util's, satellite tv, wireless
LABELLE - 2br, AC, W/D,
$550/mo. City limits, No
LABELLE: Private 1br, furn or
unfurn, $600/mo, inclds satel-
lite TV, W/D, Refrig, new
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -
510 New Market Rd. Prime
property, vacant lot
LEHIGH ACRES - Country Club
Est., Joel Blvd, Condo, 2br,
lba, Fla room, screen'porch,
pool, Adult 55+, $650/mo
arigold Real Estate, Donna
Cavender, . Realtor,
4bd 2.5ba Home only
$325/mol 2bd 1ba only
*$199/mol 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%APR For Listings & info
CLEAN 3br, 2 ba All tile, 2 car
garage, screened lanai 2003
. Palomar Cir, fenced back
yard with Ig oak. Backs up to
greenbelt (863) 673-0488
In LaBelle, 3/2, fenced back-
yard, Ig kitchen & living
room. 2 car garage. Call Carl
673-3354 or 673-3358
LABELLE NOW AVAILABLE
4br, 2ba, w/family rm &
wood floors. Fenced back
yard. Very clean. Yard care
provided. $900 mo + $800
sec. $65 Appl. fee.
(863)675-7306 or 885-1392
OLDER CRACKER HOUSE - 2
br, 1 ba. $500/mo + $200
-sec dep. 231 College Ave,
PORT LABELLE - 3 br,
2 ba house, No Pets,
Margaret Barber Real Estate.
WATERFRONT- 3 br, 2 ba,
huge living, dining, den & Flori-
da room, boat house & docks.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614
ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1' Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
A LOAD & LOCK STORAGE
The newest storage facility
just 4 mi west of LaBelle
on Hwy 80.
*AC & non AC units,
*all sizes available.
*On site manager.
*Area completely fenced.
5775 State Rd 80., LaBelle
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. 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
Getaway to Paradise Now
Make it an island resort va-
cation. Save gas & 50% on
Suites & Gulffront Parlors
$135. Limited time offer de-
tails (888)791-0066. Jus-
RV sites from $199/wk and
rental units from $750/wk on
private island resort in the
lorida Keys. Call Sunshine
Key at (305)872-2217 or
BOAT SLIP RENTAL - Call
(239)337-5859 for more in-
Business Places -
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Bank Reposl 3bd 2ba Home
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn,
20yrs @ 8%aprl For List-
-Beautiflul Riverfront Lot-
Gated Hidden Hammock
Subdivision, w/ oak trees,
180' wide on the river,
$346,000. Wayne Switzer,
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
1000+ Homes Must Be
Soldi Free Catalog
BUILDING AND LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER
Approximately 7,000 Sq. ft.
40 x 140 Metal building
Has 2nd story inside above office areas.
Approx. 1200 sq. ft. of office area-downstairs
Lots of warehouse area.
Approx. 1 acre of land -Zoned Industrial.
3 phase electric- Room to expand
Lots of parking area. - Close to town.
Asking $600,000. Price is negotiable.
99 N. Industrial Loop, LaBelle,FI. 33935
Call 863-675-0022 (8am to 5pm)
or 863-673-0889 (After 5pm)
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
NICE & ROOMY single family
home in Country Village, 2 br,
2.5 ba, 1 car gar, Irg fam rm,
central a/c, walking distance
to school & rec center, exc
cond, RE AGENT welcome,
4% bank qual. required.
JACKSONVILLE, FL ONLY
$180 PER MONTH. 1 AC
Homesite - WAS $69,900
NOW $39,900. 10% down,
three yr fixed interest at
6.59%. Private Gated Com-
munity, Playground, Lakes.
20 mins. downtown, EZ drive
to beaches, near airport.
RUTHERFORD NC - 9.75
acres, all wooded, 20 ft deed
right-of-way. Over 1000 ft of
creek frontage. 16 mi from
Shelby, NC, $75,000
PORT LABELLE LOTS -
$1000 down, $155 per month,
Absolute Auction Sat. June 28
@ 10:00am. Home +
66+/- Acres Lumpkin
(Stewart. Co.) GA. Target
auction (800)476-3939 GA
AU #003069 Albert Burney
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.
Colorado Ranch Foreclosures
100 Acres just $59,900 Oth-
er ranches available Year-
round roads, access to
utilities. Excellent Financing
LAKEFRONT! 3.5 acres
$49,900. Nicely wooded,
gentle slope to water. Excel-
lent fishing. Perfect for retire-
ment/ weekend getaway.
Lowest financing in 25+
years. Must see. Call
How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
LAKE HOMESITES from
$24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
GA/SC Border. Excellent fi-
nancing available. Call To-
dayl (877)426-2326 x 4352
LAKE PROPERTIES FROM
JUST $39,900 Lake Gunters-
ville, Scottsboro AL. Marina,
gated entrance, u/g utilities.
uy now, build later! Excel-
lent financing available!
(877)917-5253 x 4270
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
- Property. NOW IS THE TIME
TO BUY! Views- Streams -
Homes - Cabins - Acreage
Call for FREE Brochure.
(800)642-5333 REALTY OF
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (866)745-3329 or
Poor Credit Prison keeping
you from buying a home?
Legal Credit Repair
assisting people with Credit
Restoration 'since 1990.
Call (recorded message)
Pre-Grand Opening Lakefront
Sale! 7 Acres- $49,900.
6/21/08 Only. New to mar-
ket! Spectacular, level 7 acre
hardwood setting- deep wa-
te'rfront! Prime, AL location,
minutes from Interstate! Gat-
ed community, paved roads,
county water, utilities, more.
Lowest financing in years!
Call now (800)564-5092, x
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Mobile Home - Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes - Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
STEPS - Rberglass, for trailer,
with handrail, $75.
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
Sbr & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit: Call
LABELLE - 3 br, a/c, 10x10
laundry shed. $550/mo 1st
& last. 1256 Mohawk Ave,
off of SR 78 & Cherokee
Ave. No pets! Call between
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
*2BR. Good condition. A/C.
NEAR LABELLE 2b/lba on 2.5
acre, $125.wk + security.
NEWLY REMODELED - 4BR,
S2BA on 1/2 acre with lake
view. Call 863-673-0989
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 banos,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
HAC UN campeo en su casa
movil, tomamos su trailer
por una trail nueva de zona
para mas information
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New apple ,
Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $94,200.
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
Sacre lot. $74,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
NEW Homes of Merit. Lage
2br/2ba doublewide on Y
acre lot in excellent setting.
Lease to own, $3,000 down
No credit needed. Call Kenny
NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom homes
Packete complete casa movil
y terreno 3/2 bans a solo
PIONEER - 2�� acres, 2 yr. old
MH, 3BR/2BA, above ground
pool & shed, $125,000. Call
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
TRAILER - 2 br, 1 ba in Okee-
Used 3/2 Zone III DW $39,900
on your lot or ours. Very low
down payment, easy credit
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I Land - Sale
12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, June 19,.2008;
WHY RENT...When you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035
Airboat 300 Ford 6 cylinder,
runs, with trailer, $600
ALUMINUM BOAT - 18ft, trail-
er, 55hp engine, everything
runs, works good. $2000
ALUMINUM BOAT - 22" wide,
9' long, $100.
BASS BOAT -' Nautique, 1
owner, loaded, orig. title,
mint cond., $5,000.
GHEENOE 2001, 13' 9"
Excellent condition, with 2
seats. $350. LaBelle
GLASTRON 17.5FT - 140 HP
Evinrude & trailer, $900 or
trade for Ganoe
JON BOAT - 12' aluminum
with trolling motor. $250
JON BOAT - 13 ft, fiberglass,
excellent fisher, aluminum
trailer, 35 hp Johnson.
JON BOAT - 13FT, fiberglass,
3ft new paint, with title, $200
KAYAK - Eddlyline Wind Danc-
er 17', w/rudder. Good con-
dition, New over $2500 sell
for $400 (863)467-0085
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
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
top, Mechanically restored,
OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
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
FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
Fts a full size Chevy, 8 ft bed
Alum. louver. Asking $250
SEADOO GTI '96 - 3 seater,
$2000 or best offer
BIMINI TOP - For boat, 3 bow,
80 1/2" wide, green. $100
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $300
HEADERS - for airboat, $100.
OUTBOARD MOTOR - 9.9
Evinrude. $350 or best offer
POST GUIDE ONS - 48" for
boat trailer. $15
HOND 1977 - Gold Wing, low
miles, great cond. Asking
$3000 or best offer.
SEAT - Harley Sportster '04-
'06, leather, used only two
months, new condition. $60
SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 - frame
sliders, flush mt turn signals.
. New tires. 12K mIs. $4000
TRIUMPH CLASSIC PROJECT
- SELL OR TRADE, $2500
YAMAHA BANSHEE '03 - Lots
of ' upgrades. $3500
GO CART - 2 seat Carter, 9 hp.
$200 (305)299-1203 Labelle
KAWASAKI BAYOU 250 -
ATV, needs battery, Best of-
fer over $700.
(305)299-1203 LaBelle area
MINI HARLEY SCOOTER 2004
- 49 cc's. 800 mis. Approx.
POLARIS 4 WHEELER - 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1500 neg.
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400
'00 - 2 stroke racer. Needs
engine only. $325
QUAD RUNNER - Very nice,
300 Prairie Kawasaki ATV,
auto, green, runs great.
$1500 neg (419)606-2609
YAMAHA 4WHEELER '04 -
Kodiak 450, 4x4 w/diff lock,
only 300 mi, like new. $3500
or best offer (863)673-2529
YAMAHA SCOOTER 1990 -
$200 (863)677-1742 .or
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
black, automatic, fully loaded,
A MUST SEE !!!!! $4,250 Call
for details (863)467-0504
BUICK LESABRE '96 - asking
CHEVY CAPRICE CLASSIC '92
all power, cold AC, new paint,
runs great, $2500
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 - Runs
well. $600 (863)612-0992
CHEVY MONTE CARLO '96 - 6
cyl, auto, $2500
CHRYSLER LHS, '99 - runs &
looks great, needs a/c work,
leather int., sunroof, pw, pi,
$2500 neg. (863)634-2957
FIAT 124 SPORT SPYDER '73
- starts but need work to
stay running, needs paint,
$800 neg (863)234-1235
GRAND CHEROKEE- AREBO,
'00 - Exc cond, 2 wd'gas'
saver, 124k mi, first $4200
takes it (732)794-8255
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 -
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
LINC TOWN CAR '95 - Signa-
ture series, Top condition
with 108 K. $4000
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1996 -
Good .shape, good tires,
$2,500/best offer. Call
MAZDA PU'94-4x4, gray,
high mileage, V6, cold air,
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93 -
1.8 engine, 5 speed, a/c.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE RS '00
- 105k mi, white, 18 rims.
$3400 or best offer
MUSTANG GT '88 - 5.0h.o.,
head work done, flomaster
exhaust, cold a/c, ps, pb.
$3500 (863)675-1433 Iv mg
WILLY'S WAGON - 4 x 4, nice
& runs $4600
FORD F150 1994 - 4x4, Ext.
Cab, Small V8. Good condi-
tion. $3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1816 after 5pm.
RAM CHARGER '86 - Camo,
3" lift, rebuilt motor, big tires,
2 seater, no carpet, exc buy.
EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $700 or best offer.
.CAMPER TOP - White, fiber-
glass, fits '01-'03 F150 Su-
percrew pick up 5.8 bed, exc
cond. $500 (863)357-4698
CHEVY PICK UP '94 - Parting
out truck, motor 5.7L $975
FRONT GRILL - for 07 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
MOTOR - for '78 Jeep 250,
new carb, $200 or best offer.
NERF BARS - Westin, black,
fits 04-08 Toyota Tacoma
dbl cab. $200
MER - Hypertech, fits '07 &
up Jeep & Dodge, new in
box. $425 (863)467-4388
RIMS - 17" Moma, Labelle
area. $200 (239)210-1475
SNUG LID - for Ford flare-
sides, with all hardware, fi-
TIRES (2)-. 215/55/R17,
Toyo, $75. (863)467-6857
TONNEAU COVER- fiberglass,
fits 99-up Ford Superduty
F250/350 PU, shortbed,
$450 neg (863)227-1698
TONNEAU COVER - Locking,
hard, brand new, fits '05 &
up Toyota Tacoma 6 ft bed.
$500 neg (863)697-0328
TOOL BOX - for full size truck
bed, $100 or best offer.
TOOL BOXES - Side mount, 6
ft , diamond plate w/keys.
$150 for both
TRUCK BED - 12' utility bed,,
Reading, $1,500 or best of-
fer. Call 863-673-5891
TRUCK TIRES - 7-10:00-20
and 2-12:00-20, all mount-
ed, 90% rubber. $900 will
sell sep (239)657-4569
CHEV 3500 PU '92 - 2.wheel
drive, 110K, asking $2500 or
best offer (863)673-5891
DODGE 1500 P/U '99 - 5.9
motor, 2 wd, auto, 129k mi,
needs a/c work, chrome tool
box. $3500 (863)801-5801
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2150 (863)763-6216
FORD F150 '01 - V6, Ext cab,
stick, great cond., 79K, good
AC, all power, $5000
(239)289-7637 Must Sell!!
Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1500 firm (863)467-9465
FORD F150 '89 - 4wd, 180K,
new oil pump, ball joints, tie
rods, clutch, 6 cyl, 5 spd,
FORD F150 flareside 1994.
Auto, ps,pl, bedliner, Mark 3.
Must sell. $3,495 LaBelle
FORQ. 350.LARIAT XLT - '90.
ut. catlon.ICne beao.lrlr'cri
Cold"A'C, Sandairl .2000
FORD PU '75 - 464 motor,
FORD PU '87 - 250, air works
great, asking $1500
FORD RANGER, '88 - Super-
cab, 2 dr, 5 spd. manual,
a/c, radio, air bags, bedliner,
towing pkg. low mileage,
FORD.RANGER PU '88 - 4 cyl,
5 speed, 4x4, good shape,
CHEVY BLAZER '96 - 4 wd,
V6, looks good.- $2500
HONDA PASSPORT '94 -4wd,
runs good, 5 new tires, bat-
tery, sunroof & much more.
$2000 neg (863)467-8184
'99 - w/sunroof, leather int.,
new tires & ice cold a/c,
$3500 neg. (863)697-8319
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
Flat bed, 24' w/19' deck, 5'
beaver tail, new radial tires,
electric over hydraulic brakes
$4800 neg. (863)763-8014
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
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.
UTILITY TRAILER - 7x12 dbl
axle, solid steel, $750
CHEVY ASTRO VAN '83 - 6
CHEVY VAN '86 - white, short,
. V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans,
good tires, good work van,
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
DODGE RAM 3500 VAN '00 -
15 passenger w/extension,
dark green, good condition.
DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200 Call
FORD AEROSTAR '90 - runs
good, $800 (863)763-7060
HI TOP CONVERSION VAN, '93
- runs good, $1,000.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
SI In the rdlasitss .ds.
I PbiNo ice
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
nale ol Noice Julr I). 120011
Name ol Responsible Fnlity Ilelnlry Contly
Address Pos Offllicc Iox 2310
City, Slate, Zip Code Lllelle, Florida 33975-2340
Telephone Number 863-675-5220
These notices shall satisly two separate but related procedural requirements lor ac-
tivities to be undertaken by Hendry County.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about July 8. 2008, Hendry County will submit a request to Ihe Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs for the release of Community Development Block
Grant funds (07DB-Z10 and 080B-A08) under Title I of the Housing and Commu-
nity Development Act, as amended, to undertake a project to:
Construct an Emergency Operations Center to be located at 3888 Congen Drive
(also known as 4425 W State Road 80), LaBelle, Florida. Activities to be un-
dertaken Include acquisition (donation) of land for the facility from South Flori-
da Water Management District, construction of a 10,000 building and related
Water, Sewer and Roadway improvements required to serve the facility. An-
ticipated budget Is approximately $5 million dollars including architect/engi-
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Hendry County has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the
human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the Na-
tional Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA is not required. Additional project
information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the
office of Ron Zimmerly, Hendry County Grants and Special Projects Director. 165
S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida and may be examined or copied weekdays between
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 PM. Mr.Zimmnerly may be contacted at 863-675-5264.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written coimmens on tile ERR to Ron
Zimmerly, Hendr; ri, i ii; enit- mind Special Pioiects Director, Post Office Box
2340, LaBelle, i,,,,,i ,i , 1I All comments must be received by July 7,
2008. . .......... 1 rill, .,, l s..l., , , i. I .., . ]
of lund, i........... ,,.,i s,,l ,,,h.. n. ,, ,h, ,,I
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Heidry County certifies to the Florida Department of Community Affairs and HUD
tiat Janet B. Taylor in her capacity as Chairperson, Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental
review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State's ap-
proval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws
and authorities and allows Hendry County to use the CDBG funds
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and Hendry County's certification
for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission dale or its actual
receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of tie following
bases: (a) thire certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Hendry
County (b) Hendry County has omited a step or ailed to make a decision or
finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has
committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before ap-
proval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pur-
suant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is
unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be
prepared and submiNed in accordance with the required procedures 24 CFR Part
8, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Florida Department ol Community
Affairs, CDBG Program, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard. Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100. Potential objectors should contact Hendry County to verily the ac-
tual last day of the objection period.
JANET B. TAYLOR
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Name and Title of Local Government's Certifying Officer
278620 CB/CGS 6/19/08
HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scot Cooper DATE: 7/808
SUBJECT AREA: 513 Purchases, Superintendent
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
purchases by the Superintendent.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 100.41. 1001.42 100149. 1001.51 and
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE 1001.41, 1001.42. 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools,
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for purchases by
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
,additional district economic impact in excess of S100.00 except for the costs of
. printing and distributions.
LijnTlifr IjF wFTnllr. '.1 a Priu I .r H,---li, County School Board Meeing
-R.i,i :.F'p-r. ptr ,1n.1te. L1* P!l 530 po or as soon threafter
3. ul,,: mID' a.IIf11phhnriE JON . :'nir
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulator costs, or to provide a proposal.for
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in wrling within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice.
Notice: II requested in writing and otdeed unnecessary by the Agency Head. a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public heanng on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a heanng. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days alterpublication of this notice. The quest
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rules. The School Board, upon appropnate request, shall give affect
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
Notice: Inspection and copying of all wntten mnaealenals constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in wril-
ing, to the Superintent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notify Thomas W. Conner. the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 674-4642 or at
the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Floda 33935 at least 48 hours prior t
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rules, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to
120.,54(3)(e), F.S. .
276471 CN 6/5,12,19 CB 6/19/08
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
CONCERNING THE PURCHASE
OF PROPERTY BY HENRY COUNTY
Take Notice that a public meeting
will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday,
June 23, 2008, with Janet Taylor,
Chair of the Board of County Commis-
sioners, at the Hendry County Satellite
Office Conference Room, 100 East El
Paso, Clewiston, Florida, to discuss
the purchase oLa home located within
the LaBelle Airport runway protection
All persons wishing to be heard on
this issue may appear at said meeting.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Chair with respect
to any matter considered at such
meeting or Iearing, he or slhe will
need a record of Ihe proceedings and,
for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbalm record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
OF HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
278624 CB/CN 6/19/08
*Notice of RFQ Ranking*,
* and Presentation Meetings
SHendry County RFQ 2008-24*
Notice is hereby given lhat there will
be a meeting for ranking the respons-
es to the RFQ for the Construction
Manager at Risk Services' Annual
Contract for Miscellaneous Projects. It
will be held on Thursday, June 26,
2008 at 10:00 A.M., at 165 S. Lee
Street, LaBelle, FL 33935. Presenla-
lions from the shortlisted finns will be
conducted In person or by phone
starting at 1:30 RM., same date and
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any mat-
ter considered at Ilis meeting, I/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
278616 CB/CN 6/19/08
advice for Seniors
By Diane Timmons
By way of introduction, V I
this column is for people '
who just want to under-
stand the personal com-
puter a little better. It will be
written on a very basic level.
My intended audience isthe
people who learned to type .' '/-w"
on typewriters. Of course,
now "typing" is called "key-
Our first topic is email.
Where did email come from F
and how did it get here?
Email appeared in our Sen
lives sometime in the late - --
80s, but the beginning is Share you
kind of hazy. For many peo- for this column
pie, AOL or America Online, dtimmons@r
provided their first e-mail ad-
dress (e.g., myname@aol.
corn). Email caught on because it's so much
faster than stamped mail, sometimes called
Email is why many of us go to the computer
in the first place. Email was one of the first ca-
pabilities of-the Internet reaching back to the
70s. But in the 70s, unless you were with the
government or a university, you didn't realize
that this powerful capability was even being
used. In the 80s, companies like General Elec-
tric were offering email to large corporations
for in-house use. After a while technology de-
veloped to the point that different companies
could exchange email between themselves.
But it wasn't until the 90s with the wider use
of the Internet that people like you and I could
exchange email as we know it today to com-
municate almost instantly with friends and
It was the development of Internet brows-
ers (Netscape and Internet Explorer) that
allowed us to see the computer screen in a
graphical environment. Then someone in-
vented the mouse, which is the device we
now use to point and click on screen items.
Suddenly the computer had developed into
something that wasn't text based anymore
and was getting fairly easy to use. The com-
puter screen showed color and pictures. Pic-
tures of the grandkids! And we wanted some
is, following a disaster, the team is charged
with maintaining an emergency operations-
station to house the most critical local depart-
ments -- including police and fire. The station
becomes the center of all decision-making
after a disaster and allows a smoother line of
communication between the various depart-.
Providing immediate response is very-
important when decisions must be made'
promptly and effectively, Ms. Howard said.
Having everyone in one location allows that
"We're the lead agency in coordinating the;
emergency response," said Ms. Howard, who
works with her supervisor, Ms. Taylor in the,
unit. "We're not the law enforcement experts,'
but we bridge the gap between agencies -- law
enforcement, fire, health department. We're a
catalyst for bringing everyone together."
For Ms. Howard, who first started in 2004'
and returned after a short period, the job is a:
chance to help people when it matters most.
"It's great job. It's very rewarding," she
And why would someone want to share
the responsibility of emergency response?
"It's a desire to help people. I've always
been the 'what-if' person. It's a blessing and,
a curse, but once you get into it, you find that
helping people in this behind the scenes kind
of way is much more rewarding than being
on the scene."
According to her, the emergency opera,
tions department is an offshoot of the civil
defense program formulated in the days of
the World Wars. Especially so after the 9/11 at-
tacks, the department has become an increase,
ingly important addition to every county in the'
state and is funded primarily through federal
and state grants. i
The members hope that it will never b
necessary to put their training to use, thought
but accede that complacency is something
they'll never adhere to, no matter how small
the chances of a disaster happening may be. 4
"You can never be too prepared," she said
"We plan for the worst, but we hope for thl
For more information about the depart-4
ment, or to volunteer to assist in times oC
emergencies, call 863-612-4700. The main of-
fice is located in LaBelle.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at,
Team is tasked with
response to emergencies
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- In anticipation of times
of emergencies, families are urged to have a
plan ready. Sorting through various scenarios,
the task can be daunting, and many go with-
For Lupe Taylor, Amy Howard and the
emergency management team, procrastina-
tion is not an option.
The Hendry County department is tasked
with providing the overall plan in case disaster
strikes; their jobs are dependent entirely on
planning for scenarios that escape the realm
In other words, their job is to keep you safe
once disaster strikes.
Hurricanes, man-made emergencies and
possible terrorist attacks are a few of the items
on the department's radar.
"The .role of emergency management,
take an.all-hazards approach to community
preparedness, in general. We're not the hurri-
cane people as much as people think we are,"
said Ms. Howard, the emergency manage-
ment planner. While the team does respond
following hurricanes, its work encompasses
Day in and day out, the members of the
emergency management team attend train-
ings, workshops, seminars and carry out drills
with local agencies. The idea may be to keep
finding newer, better ways of providing emer-
"We spend a lot of time just planning. We
spend a lot of time running through scenarios
of what may happen, -what could happen,
how we plan for it," she said. "We're con-
stantly learning; constantly expanding our
And while you won't see them battling
mock terrorists in drills -- it is much better
concerted than that -- a tremendous amount
of planning and preparation goes into their
"In the emergency management family,
it's not if something happens, it's when some-
thing happens," said Ms. Howard. "It may not
be today, may not be tomorrow, this month,
or this hurricane season, but something will
One of the most important facets of the job
READING A NEWSPAPER,,.
leads you tothe best
products and services.
S. So let's talk about the'
S simplest element of email,
.,- . . - your email address. Why is,
S ", it so important to get it just
right? Here's why. Underly-
/ ing all those graphics on
the computer screen is still!
a machine that only under-"
stands machine language1,
and your email address
i* must be perfect. Your email
) U ti address is composed of two
elements joined by the "at''
symbol or @.
So a typical email address
. looks like this: myname@'
F--- irst of all, the address
questions can be in lower case or al
n by email to capitals. Case doesn't matter.,
when it comes to email ad-i
dresses. The first half of the
e-mail address before the @ symbol is unique,
to you and identifies you to your email pro-,
vider. No one else can have this combination.
of letters or numbers within that email pro-;
vider's special address .(the domain). Some
examples of a domain are:
I'll explain domain more in a future col,
umn. For now understand that my example
"company.com" is unique to that organiza-,
tion or company that is your email provider.;
The combination of your username and do-1
main tells the Internet how to send that mes-.
sage to your in box, just as your mail carrier
needs your street address to deliver tP the cor-
rect mail box at your house.
Here are a couple more email conventions,
before we close. There can be no spaces in an.
email address. If someone says "underscore"
when giving you their email address, they are
referring to the shift-hyphen key. If they say
"dot" they mean the period key.
Now you have a brief history of email and
the anatomy of an e-mail address. Next week,
we will discuss Email etiquette. Yes, it is pos-
sible to be rude via errail.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with-
tQaiosaa mew, i nutuy *ii, it; i -, uo
COPS earns recognition for efforts
By Patty Brant
Port LaBelle Community De-
velopment District recently recog-
nized the efforts of a group of un-
selfish, 25-30 community-minded
These folks spend much of
their free time serving as the
"eyes and ears" of Glades County
Glades County Sheriff's Office
Chief C.D. Pottorf and Deputy
Mike Moore were on hand at the
recent CDD meeting to receive
a certificate of appreciation on
behalf of the program. The CDD
funds the community policing
Roger Sanders serves as cap-
tain of the Port LaBelle COP unit.
These volunteers participate as
they have time available. Each has
gone through training to provide
the skills necessary to recognize
anything that may seen unusual
in their neighborhood. They have
taken on the responsibility of pa-
trolling their communities - the
Glades County portion of Port La-
Belle and Horseshoe Aces - beef-
ing up the security enjoyed by all.
GCSO has provided one patrol
vehicle for the group, improving
their visibility. The officers want'
these COP members to be seen -
to act as a deterrent to those who
prey on unsuspecting residents.
Volunteers learn to describe
suspicious vehicles and people in
their neighborhood, take down
tag numbers and generally keep
their eyes open for anything out
of the norm that might be hap-
pening around them.
They keep logs and radio to
law enforcement anything they
feel may be of concern. They
gather information that can make
CLEWISTON, Fla. - June 16,
2008 - Southern Gardens Citrus
and the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
are proud to announce a coop-
erative effort at the Clewiston
citrus processing facility that re-
sulted in a 75% reduction in sulfur
(S02) emissions and a historic
permit revision. The project also
enabled Southern Gardens to re-
duce costly diesel fuel use by 25%
and increase the efficiency of its
citrus pulp feed mill operation,
saving the company more than
$4 million a year.
"This cooperative partnership
with DEP has been unique in my
view," said Tris Chapman, vice
president and general manager,
Southern Gardens Citrus Process-
ing. "I've been in this business for
,more than 30 years and the active
participation of the Air Resource
Management of DEP, not only in
working with us but in actively
advising us along the way, was
instrumental in the success of this
SAccording to Chapman, the
project began two years ago
when Southern Gardens sought
renewal of the plant's Title V in-
dustrial air emissions permit. The
new permit contained more strin-
gent environmental parameters
than had the previous permit,
particularly with regard to sulfur
emissions when using higher
sulfur diesel fuels which run the
plant's feed mill.
The feed mill processes there-
sidual orange peel, seeds and oth-
er biomass, producing valuable
by products such as molasses and
d'limonene. The remaining citrus
waste is dried and pressed into
pellets sold as cattle feed. The
feed mill dryer is fired by fuel oil
(containing sulfur) with a Waste
Heat Evaporator. Operationally,
these release steam and gases
(S02 from sulfur) through a stack
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
COPS Capt. Roger Saunders, left, made the presentation of
the certificate of appreciation to GCSQ Chief Pottorf.
their community a safer place for
The COPS unit has helped
curtail construction thefts and
performed traffic control duties.
Members make welfare checks
on their neighbors.
It's a way for "the community
to look out for the community."
Early in their existence they
managed to earn the gratitude
of one neighborhood family by
finding their lost dog within just
30 minutes. In recognition of that
effort, Olde Cypress Bank pur-
chased cool weather jackets for
Many of the volunteers are
retired folks. To be a COPS vol-
unteers must have a valid Florida
driver's license but cannot have
Through their efforts, several
burglaries have been cleared up.
Members helped with traffic con-
trol at two crashes an, of course,
have one pet recovery to their
The area they patrol includes
some 100-150 families, plus win-
GCSO and the COPS program
are always looking for a few good
folks with a little time and the in-
clination to be of service to their
You can call the Glades County
Sheriff's Office for more informa-
basic training program
Seaman Melissa A. Gonzalez,
daughter of Patricia A. and Rose-
lio Gonzalez of LaBelle, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Gonzalez completed a va-
riety of training which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to
Succeed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and the
core values of Honor, Courage
Gonzalez is a 2001 graduate
of: LaBelle High School. She is
a 2006 graduate of University of
Central Florida, Orlando, with a
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant i a
Tim Strickland, manager of the Glades Resort and Golf
Course, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to COPS
Capt. Roger Saunders.
Gardens earns award
(chimney) into the air, requiring a
permit limiting the amount of gas
With the increasing cost of fos-
sil fuel, Southern Gardens wanted
to move to a more efficient and
less costly fuel with higher sulfur
content. Both the efficiency im-
provement and the cost savings
were dramatic. The fuel efficiency
helped to reduce fuel usage and
was less expensive by more than
$1 per gallon. In order to meet
new permit requirements us-
ing this higher sulfur fuel, DEP
required the addition of an ex-
pensive on-site Continuous Emis-
sions Monitoring System (CEMS).
The CEMS equipment was costly
to rent, required extensive main-
tenance and outside expertise in
order to provide continuous emis-
sions monitoring data to ensure
compliance with all applicable air
In a collaborative effort be-
tteen the agency and Southern
Gardens, DEP Director of Air Re-
source Management Joe Kahn
and his staff agreed to work with
Chapman's team at Southern
Gardens on a solution aimed at
satisfying both environmental
and business objectives. "We in
DEP's air division were pleased
by the multiple benefits that came
from working with Southern Gar-
dens on ,this project," said Joe
Kahn. "Through this innovation,
the company has lowered its costs
while we all benefit from the re-
duction in sulfur emissions." The
group developed a series of pilot
projects, modifying several dif-
ferent areas within the feed mill,
while continuously monitoring
air emissions with the required
First, data showed that lime
introduced early in the feed mill
process helps reduce SO2. Next,
improvements to the citrus press
process resulted in a 25% reduc-
tion in overall fuel use, upgraded
fans in the feed mill dryers also'
reduced particulate matter in the
emissions, and most importantly,
the introduction of a caustic soda
injection system in the Waste Heat
Evaporators led to a significant
and sustainable 75% reduction in
SO2 emissions. With the addition
of the new caustic injection sys-
tem; the facility expects to emit
approximately 70% to 90% of SO2
gasses lower then permitted.
"These reductions illustrate
the company's commitment to
running a sustainable agricultural
operation promoting pollution
prevention. In reducing annual
air (S02) emissions, this benefits
the environmental health, of the
surrounding communities and air
quality in the state of Florida," said
Juan Maldonado, environmental
specialist, Southern Gardens.
"Throughout the pilot study,
we used preventative measures,
engineering controls and para-
metric testing procedures to mon-
itor our compliance with DEP's
permit requirements," Chapman
said. "Not only were we com-
pletely in compliance, we had
reduced our emissions by 75%.
This assured DEP that the CEMS
unit was an unnecessary step, to
the extent that they were willing
to re-write our permit removing
Eliminating the need for the
CEMS unit results in a streamlined
monitoring process. "From a reg-
ulatory compliance perspective,
this project with Southern Gar-
dens represents hitting the trifec-
ta, " commented A.J. Satyal, the
DEP South District Air Program
Administrator. "We were able
to achieve improved emissions;
lower costs, and a simpler, more
efficient compliance monitoring
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Learn grant writing
Twenty-six Federal agencies
annually offer over 1,000 grant
programs in various categories.
Maneuvering through this pro-
cess can be difficult, confusing
and time-consuming. We want to
The Offices of Congressman
Tim Mahoney (FL-16) and the
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council are co-hosting
a workshop on Wednesday,
July 9, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at
the Boardroom in the First Bank
of Clewiston, 300 E. Sugarland-
Hwy, Clewiston. This workshop
will review the grant application
process for federal Grants, dis-
cuss best practice strategies and
review new grant opportunities.
A grants specialist from Washing-
ton, DC will attend and be avail-
able for questions.
This workshop will roll out a
new program available through
Congressman Mahoney's office
that will give you the opportu-
nity to receive prompt notice
about potential competitive and
discretionary funding programs
and help your organization. fol-
low up on the process. The July
workshop is targeted for Hendry
and Glades County's 501(c)3 or-
ganizations, including faith-based
organizations, as well as local
We would like to invite a repre-
sentative from your organization.
Please R.S.V.P. by calling the
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council at 863-675-6007.
Leadership Hendry & Glades
Counties will be accepting appli-
cations for next year's program
until June 30.
Tuition is $500 for the nine-
month program designed to in-
troduce and educate leaders and
up and coming leaders about the
counties in which they live and
work. The goal of the program is
to help prepare the participants
for their future in our counties.
Full and partial scholarships
may be available if the applicant
Contact Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council at
863-675-6007 or email Janice at jan-
for more information.
Cudworth wins award for highest
growth in patient admissions
Craig R. Cudworth, Chief Exec-
utive Officer of Hendry Regional
Medical Center (HRMC), recently
attended the 2008 QHR CEO con-
ference in Brentwood, Tennessee,
where he received an award for
the highest growth in patient ad-
missions among QHR hospitals.
QHR is the management firm of;
180 hospitals and HRMC is one of
In 2007, Mr. Cudworth success-
fully turned around operations at
HRMC through strong, admissions
growth. Patient admissions grew
41 percent (from 900 to 1,268),
resulting in the growth of revenue
from $1,876,773 to $3,643,130.
Two strategies have helped him
Craig R. Cudworth, CEO of
HRMC wins award.
to achieve this growth.
First, Mr. Cudworth focused
on recruitment of both primary
care and specialty physicians. Mr.
Cudworth recruited one Internist,
who then helped recruit three
other Internists from his residen-
cy program. Then, Mr. Cudworth.
added two.General Surgeons and
a Family Physician to the medical
staff of HRMC.
His second strategy was de-
veloping a hospitalist program to
support the primary care physi-
cians. This program resulted in
the retention of all newly recruit-
ed physicians and support for the
General Surgeon until a second
surgeon was recruited.
Higher admissions and quality
physicians - just two more rea-
sons why Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center is moving "onwards
Amanda Pittman competing
for Miss Florida crown
Bottoms earns masters degree
On May 3, 2008, Timothy Bot-
toms, son of Robert and Carol
Bottoms, graduated from The
University of South Florida with
a Masters Degree in Tuba Per- .... ... .,
formance. Timothy is the first
student in the history of USF to
receive a Masters Degree in this
He attended USF after receiv-
ing his Bachelor's Degree in
Music Performance from Florida
Southern College in 2006. Timo- .
thy was selected to work on
staff with the University of South
Florida Herd of Thunder March- _
ing Band, and has spent the last -- ,
two years investing in the lives of
the students and learning how to
become a band director. Submitted photo
Timothy and his wife, Tabitha Timothy Bottoms pictured with his wife, Tabitha, has gradu-
currently live in Brandon, Flori- ated from the University of Soqth Florida, with a masters
da. degree in Tuba Performance.
Amarida Pittman, daughter of
Ray and Maggie Pittman, will be
competing for the 2008 Miss Flor-
ida crown and title.
Amanda grew up in LaBelle
and graduated from LaBelle High
School in 2006. She is a former
Little Miss LaBelle Queen and
Swamp Cabbage Queen. Amanda
is currently in Orlando attending
the University of Central Florida.
She is scheduled to graduate Fall
of 2009 with a degree in elemen-
This past February, Amanda
won the title of 2008 Miss Semi-
nole County. She will now com-
pete in the Miss Florida Scholar-
ship Pageant, a preliminary to
As Miss Seminole County
Amanda has the opportunity to
promote a platform of her choos-
ing. A few years ago, Amanda
became involved with Give Kids
The World. This non-profit or-
ganization ministers to children
stricken with cancer. Her passion
for children originally drew her to
volunteer, but it was the personal
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connection with the children that
kept her coming back. Her work
soon developed into the platform
she will promote in the upcom-
ing Miss Florida competition. This
pageant gives her an opportunity
to raise awareness and focus on
the needs of children and families
" 'Give Kids the World' is an
incredible outreach program. It
ministers to so many children
and families. I am proud to rep-
resent them in any capacity," said
Amanda is being sponsored by
Pittman Air Conditioning, DiPofi
Insurance, Davidson's Cleaners,
Bridge Street Auto and Edwards
Orthodontics. Please support
your local businesses.
The Miss Florida contestants
will be judged in several catego-
ries including: private'interviews,
platform, talent, bathing suits,
evening gowns, on stage presence
and on stage questions. This year
the Miss Florida Pageant will take
place in St. Petersburg on July 5 at
the Mahaffey Theater. This event
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