The Caloosa belle
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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Creation Date: July 3, 2008
Publication Date: 1972-
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Hendry -- La Belle
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

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At a Glance

Benefit planned for
fallen sons
VFW Post 10100, American
Legion 130 and LaBelle Moose
Lodge 2398 will be working to-
gether to sponsor a benefit din-
ner "Honoring the Fallen Sons"
of LaBelle. The benefit is going
to be held on July 26 at 11 a.m.
until ? at the VFW Hall located
next to the rodeo grounds, on
south 29.
All proceeds raised will be
donated to the families of Staff
Sgt. Chris Strickland and CWO
Charlie Hammett, both of La-
Belle. Tickets for the dinner
can be purchase at the door or
before the benefit at all three
local clubs, for a donation of
$6.00 with a $1.00 extra for
dessert. Anyone wishing to do-
nate to the families should do
so through the Florida Com-
munity Bank.
Anyone wishing 'to help
with the dinner or to donate
should plan on attending the
next scheduled meeting, which
will be held on July 12 at 9 a.m.
at the VFW Hall. Or call either
club for more information.

Water storage ideas
to be discussed
Forest Michael of Transys-
tems will discuss ideas. for
C-43 water storage at the July
9 CRCA (Riverwatch) meeting
at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridge Street
Coffee Shop in LaBelle, 23 E.
Fort Thompson Ave.
Guest speaker Forest Mi-
chael of Transystems, Inc. will
present water storage alterna-
tives for the Caloosahatchee.
The group will also discuss
implications of the U.S. Sugar
land sale announcement and
prospects for construction of
the C-43 West Reservoir.
Transystems will also pres-
ent ideas to the Hendry County
Commission on July 22.

Family Film Festival
Here's the schedule for the
free Family Film Festival at La-
Belle Assembly of God 123
Fraser Avenue:
July 8 - Enchanted 1 p.m, 3
p.m.; The Last Mimmzy 6 p.m.
July 15 - Meet the Robinsons
1 p.m, 3:00 p.m.; The Spider-
wick Chronicles 6 p.m.
July 22 - Nancy Drew 1 p.m,
3 p.m.; Stargate The Ark of
Truth 6 p.m.
July 29 - The Bee Movie- 9:30
a.m., 1 p.m, 3 p.m.; Journey to
the Center of The Earth 6 p.m.

Candidates forum
LaBelle Rotary Club, with
the cooperation ' of LaBelle
Kiwanis Club, will sponsor a
Candidate Forum July 17 from
6-10 p.m. at the LaBelle Civic
Center. The forum starts at 7
p.m. Each candidate will have
the opportunity to speak for
eight minutes.
Candidates will have the op-
portunity to have a table avail-
.able upon request for cam-
paign literature.
S For questions and/or fur-
ther information, please do
not hesitate to contact LaBelle
Rotary Club, Richard Yora-
schek, Forum Chairman, La-
BellePlumb@aol.com (863)

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

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Locals ask for greater say in deal

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- If one thing
was certain during Tuesday
night's emergency meeting at
the John Boy Auditorium in
Clewiston, it was that local cities
feel they don't have a say in what
will happen to the economies
they depend on to survive.
Leaders repeatedly asked for a
bigger role in discussions revolv-
ing around the sale of U.S. Sugar
to the state of Florida - a move
that worries residents uncertain
of an economy without Hendry's
biggest financial engine.

The meeting was attended by
representatives of the Clewiston,
LaBelle, Hendry County and the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, including Carol
Wehle, executive director.
"We are not opposed to the
floodway, we're very concerned
with what happens to the econ-
omy of Hendry County," said
Kevin McCarthy, county com-
Ms. Wehle assured the au-
dience that the district has no
plans to put U.S. Sugar's mills
out of production.
"The offer to us was all or

nothing (for the land). We don't
need all of the land," said Ms.
Wehle, who estimates the district
will use approximately 120,000
acres of the 187,000 acre deal.
According to her, the district's
hope is that another company
will come forward to purchase
some of the processing plants.
Ms. Wehle is confident that
the area will continue operating
like an agricultural area. Effects
of the purchase and restoration
are projected to occur 10 to 15
years from now, when construc-
tion, planning and design are

LaBelle loses two sons: Families grieve

Submitted photo
USMC Staff Sgt. Christopher Strickland
with his wife, Carrie.

Submitted photo
Army Chief Warrant Officer Robert
Charles Hammett in 2005.

War on terrorism hits home

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Love, pride and a fierce de-
termination to keep the memo-
ries of two amazing young men
vital. That's how the family and
friends of Staff Sgt. Chris Strick-
land and Chief Warrant Officer
Charlie Hammett are coping
with their loss, suffered just one
day apart. Army Chief Warrant
Officer Hammett died June 24
in a bombing as he and other
Americans walked into a meet-
ing to help the Iraqi people
emerge from their nightmare.
He was assigned to the 3rd Bri-
gade Combat Team, 4th Infan-
try Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Marine Staff Sgt. Strickland died
June 25 while defusing an ex-
plosive device in the desolate
regions of Afghanistan. He was
assigned to the 1st Marine Lo-
gistics Group, 1 Marine Expedi-
tionary Force, Camp Pendleton,
Both young men graduated

from LaBelle High School. Both
were loving husbands and fa-
thers with a strong sense of
duty to their country.
A memorial service is being
planned for SSgt. Strickland Sat-
urday, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist
VFW Post 10100, American
Legion Post 130 and the LaBelle
Moose Lodge are collaborating
on a benefit for the families. It
is expected to be at the VFW
Post 10100 July 26 beginning at
11 a.m.

Robert Charles
Hammett, Jr.
They called him Charlie.
His father, Robert Sr., who
has always been called "John-
ny," and his wife, Dena, were
ready to sit down to supper
about 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24,
when he got up to ansWer a
knock at the door.

A veteran who had served
in Germany and Viet Nam,
Johnny understood all too well
what the two Army officers he
found at his door meant before
a word was spoken.
The son of Johnny Hammett
and Carolyn Moen, who lives
in Arizona, Charlie graduated
from LHS in 1987and always
knew he was destined for the
military. He went through basic
training with the Coast Guard
the summer of 1986 and was a
Seaman Apprentice in the Coast
Guard Reserve his senior year in
high school. He planned to go
to Health Services Technician
school with the Coast Guard
when he graduated, but there
were no openings for medics
in the active Coast Guard, so
Charlie checked around with
other recruiters. He opted for
the Army, which assigned him
to counter intelligence.
See Soldiers - Page 2

Turret gunner faced 'his duty'

Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
It's been over 60 years since
World War II raged and young
men and women answered
their country's call to duty
against enemies whose names
and deeds still rock the world.
One of those who merely
"did his duty" was a young
man from Harrison, Arkansas,
named Lawrence Crebs. He
was still just 19 when he was
inducted into the Army Air
Force January 6, 1943, at Camp
Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas.
At that time.the US had been
in the war for just over a year.
It would be another four years
before the nightmare would

Classified as a Flight Main-
tenance Gunner, Mr. Crebs vol-
unteered to be his B-17 crew's
ball turret gunner - one of the
most lonely and dangerous
positions on board. His station
was a plexiglass sphere in the
belly of a Flying Fortress. Inside
this turret were two .50 caliber
machine guns. His job was to
track enemy fighters attacking
from below. He revolved the
turret, firing at the enemy as he
watched them approach with
their guns blazing. '
Mr. Crebs' son, Don, said like
many WWII veterans, his father
did not speak of "The War" for
many years, but in the last few

years he began to relate stories
of his wartime service.
He told of sitting alone in the
ball turret, under attack, up to
his chest in heaps of hot, spent
bullet shells.
He recalled the time his
plane, the Dottie Bee, was shot
up and the motors were on fire.
In a very gutsy move, the pilot
dove and put out the flames, re-
turning the plane and its crew
safely on just one motor.
He recalled the only man
the crew lost on a mission. The
only one was married with a
family, he was hit by a bullet
ripping through the plane.
See Gunner - Page 3

"All 1,700 jobs are not going
to disappear," she said. "There
is a tremendous consciousness
(at the district) of the impact this
would have."
"It was always our inten-
tions in our negotiations to al-
ways have that mill," she added.
"We're not gonna shut it down,
but we're also not gonna run it."
Carl Berner, a local business
owner, addressed the officials at
the meeting. "It was like I got a
phone call that my parents had
.died," Mr. Berner said. "The
mill is not going to shut down?
That's no guarantee." Mr. Berner

argued for transparency in all fu-
ture discussions.
District officials agreed to
meet again with local leaders in
the next two weeks.
"Have heart. Work with us.
We're going to work with you,"
said Charles Dauray, a member
of the district's governing board
with jurisdiction over Lee, Col-
lier, Hendry and Charlotte coun-
ties. "We are not proprietary
cannibals trying to take over the
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.

Fourth of July

to memorialize

fallen soldiers

Since 1776 Americans have
celebrated the Fourth of July
as beginning point of our inde-
pendence - the day Americans
drew a line in the sand against
tyranny. Today, in the midst of
another world-churning war,
Arericans again mark that
point of origin.
This year's LaBelle celebra-
tion will include a dedication
to the. memory of two of its
sons who willingly placed
themselves in harm's way and
paid the ultimate price in the-
continuing struggle against tyr-
At 8:30 p.m., just before the
fireworks display, Mayor Paul

Puletti will commemorate the
lives and sacrifices of Army
Chief Warrant Officer Robert
Charles Hammett, killed in Iraq
June 24, and USMC Staff Sgt.
Christopher Strickland, killed in
Afghanistan June 25.
The day's events begin at 5
p.m. in Barron Park with a raft
race on the river. The Cham-
ber of Commerce will have All
American hot dogs and barbe-
cue pork sandwiches available
in the park. Kids' activities begir
at 6 p.m. with games and con-
tests sponsored by local civic
organizations and churches.

Murphy runs for

top school post

Rick Murphy, candidate
for Superintendent of Hendry
County. Schools, would like to
take this opportunity to intro-
duce himself to you. He is a life-
long resident of Hendry County
who graduated from Clewiston
High School. He is the 12th
child of Susie Mae Wade, born
and raised in Hooker's Point.
He has two children, Christina
Murphy and Crystal Murphy
Centeno, who are both gradu-
ates of Clewiston High School.
Christina is a student at F.S.U.,
waitress, celebrity hostess and

a professional model. She is z
past contestant on America's
Next top
Model Cycle
4 and still
her career
in model-
ing. Crystal is
gist, moth-
er of two Rick Murphy
(Jalen, 7 and
Nadia, 3) with plans to become(

See Murphy - Page 2

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ubmittedd photc
Lawrence Crebs holds the bomber jacket he wore as a
ball turret gunner on B-17 the Dottie Bee.

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In the mid '90s he left the
Army for just over two years,
when the military was downsiz-
ing, but reenlisted and went into
artillery. He did tours in Germany
and Bosnia, then-was stationed
at Fort Drum, New York, for more
training. He also served on funer-
al detail for six to nine months.
He then went to warrant of-
ficers school at Fort Rutger, Ala-
bama, before going on to Fort
Bliss, Texas, where he joined a
Patriot Missile Battery and was
deployed on tours to Kuwait and
Iraq. He was later transferred
to Fort Carson, Colorado, into a
Heavy Combat Brigade. In No-
vember 2007, he was deployed
on his third tour to Iraq.
Charlie received a Bronze Star
for one tour, explaining to his fa-
ther that he simply got it "for do-
ing my job."
Johnny last saw his son last
summer in Colorado Springs.
Johnny, with Charlie's brother,
Jonathan, and his wife and fam-
ily, went there to see Charlie
when he was on R&R from the
war. It's a time the grieving father
He talked to Charlie by phone
in March and they kept in touch
through e-mails.
In fact, Jonathan got an e-mail
from Charlie saying he got a new
job. Hearing the news, Johnny e-
mailed Charlie back. Charlie an-
swered it the following Sunday.
Johnny found his son's answer
Tuesday after the visit from the
Johnny said Charlie told him
he was helping Iraqi forces set
up a new government, police
force and security. He told his dad
things have been pretty rough on
the Iraqis, but they were rallying.
He wasn't allowed to give any
Charlie believed in trying to
help everyone, his father said
proudly. He mentioned that he
and some of his buddies gave
their water to Iraqi soldiers at one
checkpoint because they didn't
have any.
Charlie had been in the Army
for 18 years and was a Chief War-
rant Officer 3.
Johnny said his son felt what
he and his fellow soldiers were
doing is necessary - all the guys

in his outfit did. They all want to
come home. They're tired of the
many deployments and the long
hours, but say without their pres-
ence the country would collapse
into anarchy and eventually fall
under another strongman like
Sadam Hussein.
Charlie Hammett will be bur-
ied in Tucson, Az., his wife, Lean-
na's home. That's where she
got the news of her husband's
death. She and the couple's five
daughters: Arilynn, 15, Becky, 13,
Elizabeth, 10, Gillian, 4 and Rose,
18 months, were at her parent's
home for summer vacation.
Johnny Hammett has many
memories of his son. He said
Charlie was always a perfection-
ist and recalls him saying that
warrant officer school was the
hardest he'd been through. At
the time Charlie's brother joked
that it probably meant he'd only
get a 97 instead of 100 percent.
Charlie never gave up on any-
thing, he added.
He said he hopes everyone
will remember his boy as a sol-
dier doing his duty and as a fa-
Many young soldiers, along
with their loved ones, pay the
real cost of war. Gazing tiredly at
his son's picture Johnny quietly
and simply said, "I can't believe
you're gone."

Chris Strickland
An eight-year veteran of the
Marine Corps, Staff Sergeant
Chris Strickland was a "full
fledged mama's boy" and proud
of it, according to his mother,
Beth Church.
It wasn't the only unlikely
badge of honor this Marine wore
proudly. Longtime friend Whit-
ney Chapman said he accepted
people for who they were; he
didn't judge.
Sitting around the kitchen ta-
ble with Chris' mom,. cousin and
another friend, she recalled that
in high school Chris was always
the one who made sure every-
one was okay; always answered
the call for help.
Maybe Chris was Marine ma-
terial, even back then.
When he died defusing an ex-
plosive device in Helmand Prov-
ince, Afghanistan, Chris was on
his fifth deployment to the war
zones. He served two tours in
Iraq and was on his third to Af-
ghanistan. He had been a Marine

for eight years, ever since gradu-
ating from LIIS in 2000.
According to his mom, "Chris
was a very strong person." Per-
haps he got that from his mother.
She was at work Wednesday
morning when two Marine Corps
officers, Sheriff Ronnie Lee, a Vic-
tims Advocate and First Baptist
Church Pastor Rev. Frank Deerey
brought word of her son's death.
"Chris was too good for this
earth," she said. Besides his
strength and kindness, she vividly
recalls the "silly stuff" he always
did. "He was always quick with a
joke," she commented.
She believes it was Chris' stef-
dad, Mike Church, who made
him what he was. "He took a
confused kid and molded him
with discipline, love and respect,"
she recalls.
"Chris was the one that kept
me going" after her husband
died, she said, adding, "I remem-
ber thinking when he was born
'God gave me somebody nobody
can take away from me.' You
can't break the bond between a
mother and child."
Chris also leaves a younger
sister, Brianna, just five years old.
Chris was another one who
always knew he was destined
for the military. Active at LHS,
he played football for one year,
was in the band and was a great
wrestler who went on to com-
pete at the state level. He was on
the math team and in FBLA. He
enlisted in 1999, in the Delayed
Entry Program, when he was in
the 11th grade.
Beth said she is so very thank-
ful for the strong circle of friends
standing by her and the way "this
little town rallies." She wants
people to remember her son as
a hero, an awesome son, loving
husband and father, Her boy will
be buried in Arlington National
Cemetery, with thousands of this
country's heroes. It's where he
wanted to be if "anything ever
happened to him."

A recent story on the COPs
program in Glades County erro-
neously stated that the program is
funded by the Port LaBelle Com-
munity Development District.
The program does not have a
funding source except for dona-
tions, according to Port LaBelle
COP Captain Roger Saunders.

Whitney said in school, "He
belonged to this place even
though he knew his life would not
be here." She added that family
was a big part of his life; he had a
strong sense of community. She
recalled the day he left for boot
camp. Sitting on the hood of his
mother's car - the same one that
carried them and their friends on
so many high school exploits - he
told her this wasn't his place any
more. Other people and things
needed his attention. He needed
to do something he could not do
It was a year before 9/11. No
one could know what was just
Chris, Whitney and her hus-
band at that time, also a Marine,
were together on 9/11. She said
they all knew everything would
be different from that time on. By
December Chris was in Afghani-
Whitney: "We're better off in
this country and abroad because
of the things these young men
are doing."
His friends and family agree,
saying Chris was a tolerant, ac-
cepting individual who was good
with people.
He loved his EOD job. It pro-
vided immediate results - he
could see he was making the
world safer. Whitney's dad, who
was also in Army explosives, had
influenced Chris in his choice of
fields. Since there are only two
Explosive Ordnance- Disposal
Units in the Army, Whitney said
his unit is kept very busy - al-
ternating in and out of the war
Chris' wife, Carrie, and their
son, who will be four years old in
September, live on base in Cali-
Watching a war movie one
time, Beth recalls telling her son
that's what she was afraid of. He
responded that it was his job. If
he died doing it, it was what he

He said the group is always
grateful for donations, particu-
larly supplies and equipment like
printer paper and ink.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office supplies a shirt and hat for
volunteers as well as a vehicle. We
apologize for any inconvenience
the error may have caused.

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a registered nurse or teacher.
After working in Business
Management for over 20 years
and serving as District 1 School
Board member for 14 years, he
continued his education at night
graduating from Palm Beach
Community College and Palm
Beach Atlantic University. He
transitioned into teaching and
administration; continued his
education at other colleges and
began'teaching in Palm Beach
County and in Highlands Coun-
ty middle grades 6-8th. He has
taught in Highlands for three
years while working in admin-
istrative duties. His reason for
teaching in other counties is that
Florida Law says while he serves
on the School Board he can't
teach in the same system. Hen-
dry and Highlands counties are
also part of a joint effort called
the Heartland Educational Con-
sortium which provides services
for schools, teachers, administra-
tion and students.
He feels this arrangement
has allowed him to oversee the
school system, provide addi-
tional resources and get hands-
on teaching and administration
experience to better serve our
students. For the last 14 years
he said he proudly served the
students, parents, grandparents,
employees, residents and tax-
payers of the entire county to the
best of his ability.
He said, "It has been an honor
and privilege to be elected and
serve as your elected official.
In order to run and continue to

serve in a different capacity as
your elected Superintendent of
Schools I had to resign by law
as your School Board Member.
After serving for 14 years that
was a very difficult decision but
was the sacrifice I had to make
for my commitment to serve the
residents of our county. We all
have different goals for our kids
and I would like to share some
my ideas. To provide continued
academic achievement for all
students regardless of their abil-
ity or limitations."
He believes we need to pro-
vide vocational programs as an
option for students' success. The
global economy is constantly
changing which will also require
many different job skills to com-
pete in the workplace. Those
students who are struggling with
academic' success could excel
in school by having vocational
programs while learning valu-
able skills to succeed. Vocational
programs would also improve
student dropout.
He would also like to improve
early intervention programs for
elementary students to be more
successful; to provide additional
opportunities in areas of fine and
performing arts while promot-
ing recognition for academic
achievements, cultural arts and
athletic accomplishments for all
students' endeavors; work coop-
eratively with Edison College and
other institutions for students and
adult education needs; promote
and provide continuing profes-
sional training opportunities that
support professional growth for
all employees.
He hopes to work closely with
school personnel and other gov-
ernmental agencies for monitor-

ing the continuing protection
and safety of all students from
the threat of gang, bullying and
other unacceptable behavior and
continue to work with parents,
transportation personnel and ad-
ministration to monitor student
safety while transporting over
3,500 students daily which are
our most precious cargo.
Mr. Murphy said he wants
to improve and maintain neat
school buildings while con-
structing additional educational
facilities needed to meet antici-
pated growth with special facili-
ties funding when provided by
the State Legislature and assure
immediate communication be-
tween the parent, school, com-
munity and School Board on
critical issues.
Mr. Murphy is a member of the
Florida School Board Association
and Florida Small School District
Council Consortium Board of
Directors. He has served on the
Hendry County Property Value
Adjustment Board as a School
Board representative presiding
over property value adjustment
petition hearings.
He is a member of the Men's
Christian Gathering of LaBelle
and The Evangel Assembly of
God in Clewiston; a member of
the Clewiston FFA Alumni and
has supported The LaBelle Live-
stock and Ag Show along with
the Hendry County 4-H and Live-
stock Show. He said he also sup-
ports local organizations includ-
ing the Caloosa Humane Society
and youth organizations.
His past community involve-
ment has been as a Board Mem-
ber of the American Cancer Board
of Hendry Countyp past member'
of the City of Clewiston Commu-

nity Development Block Grant
Committee, LaBelle Swamp Cab-
bage Festival Committee, LaBelle
July 4th Committee, Clewiston
Sugar Festival Committee, Past
President of the Clewiston Ki-
wanis, Clewiston Jaycees, Past
President of The Florida Jaycees
District 112 and a past member
of the Clewiston Elks Lodge. He
coached the Clewiston Cougars
Pop Warner Football and Jay-
cee Tee Ball League and been
involved with many youth orga-
nizations in the past. He has vol-
unteered for the Hendry.County
Students with Disabilities annual
Christmas Party and always sup-
ported my community and coun-
ty in many ways including lobby-
ing in Washington against NAFTA
and many other legislative move-
ments that have a negative effect
on our community and schools. I
have also represented this county
in The Florida Legislature on im-
portant educational issues and
funding for our school system.
"I believe the success of our.
educational system is our chil-
dren, parents, teachers, school
leadership, non instructional em-
ployees, volunteers, School Board
and residents of Hendry County
which I greatly appreciate. I have
worked in business manage-
ment over 25 years; served as
your elective School Board Mem-
ber 14 years; represented our
county the on key issues in the
Florida Legislature. I am a class-
room teacher with administrative
experience. I was raised on faith
along with the ways of love and
gentle kindness of a small town
Southern man. I believe that our
greatest contributions are the
ones that we leave behind not
what we take with us.

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Beating the clock
Over 80 motorcyclists waited in line in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church most of the
day to take one of the final abbreviated motorcycle license tests. As of July 1 anyone wishing
to get a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license has to take a complete three-day
course. The test was given by the Naples Riding School.

Submitted photo

Shannon Woosley Bell graduated from the police academy Thursday, June 19, in Fort Myers.
The academy is 770 hours of intense training to prepare an officer for the job ahead. Deputy
Bell was the fifth recipient of the Brian Haas Memorial Scholarship, provided by Bob and
Norie Haas in honor of their son, a Hendry County deputy who was killed in the line of duty in
2004. Pictured from left: Deputy Leigh Cora, Investigator Brett Daley, Sheriff Ronnie Lee,
Capt. Joe Johnson, Deputy Bell, Sgt. Bruce Slade and Investigator Robert Archer.

Continued From Page 1
He recalled how the crew
worked as a team.
There were the times they flew
through tremendous flak and the
time the squad lost a plane when
it froze up over the Alps. Anything
could happen at any time, flying
through hostile air.
Mr. Crebs' service to his coun-
try encompassed numerous
bombing campaigns including
Naples Foggia, Southern France,
Rome Arno and Air Combat Bal-
kans. He was part of the famous
strike against the Ploesti oil fields
of Romania, the main source of
oil for Nazi Germany's war effort
during World War II.
Mr. Crebs returned to civilian
life Sept. 27, 1945, being separat-
ed from Ellington Field, Texas
He earned the Good Conduct
Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge,
Air Medal and four Oak Leaf
Clusters and the European, Afri-
can and Middle Eastern (EAME)
His enlistment included two
years stateside and six months in
foreign service.
Mr. Crebs has been in LaBelle

for five years. In the 1880s he re-
tired after 43 years with with Hi-
ram Walker as an account in Per-
ry, IL., and eventually came here
to be with his son, Don Crebs,
and his wife Marie.

Submitted photo
A young Lawrence Crebs
stands in front of the Dottie
Bee, a B-17 Flying Fortress
in which he was a ball turret
gunner during World War II.

Arrest reports

Jerry Lee Davis, 47, was arrest-
ed June 26 and charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
purchase schedule II. Inv. Robert
Archer Jr. was arresting officer.
Nekisha Lashonda Vasser, 30,
was arrested June 26 and charged
with possession of cocaine. Inv.
Robert Archer Jr. was arresting
Calonda Dawn Reed, 23, was
arrested June 26 and charged
with possession of cocaine, pos-
session/use of narcotic equip-
ment and possession of new leg-
end drugs without a prescription.
Inv. Robert Archer was arresting
Christopher C. Lambert, 46,
was arrested June 26 and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to purchase Schedule II.
Inv. Robert Archer Jr. was arrest-
ing officer.
Adan Sanchez Campos, 22,
was arrested June 27 and charged
on a warrant as a fugitive from
justice from Palm Beach County
VOP: DUI. Deputy Christian Buch-
hofer was arresting officer.
'Aaron Martinez, 29, was ar-
rested June 26 and charged was
a fugitive from justice from Col-
lier County for FTA: driving with a
revoked license habitual offender.
Deputy Terri Hessler was arrest-
ing officer.
Jean Wesley Harris Sr., 23, was
arrested June 25 on a warrant and
charged with VOP: felony or com-
munity. Deputy Bonnie Weaver
was arresting officer.

Hugh P. Campbell, 57, was ar-
rested June 25 and charged on
a Lee County warrant with VOP:
driving with a license suspended/
revoked. Deputy L. Cora was ar-
resting officer.
Richard Harold Lembert,
29,. was arrested June 25, and
charged on an Alachua County
warrant with VOP. Cpl. Davis was
arresting officer.
Gregory Lamar Goreham,
29, was arrested June 26 and
charged with larceny between
$300-$5,000. Deputy George Elver
was arresting officer.
Shilo Ann Marie Dickerson,
26, was arrested June 26 and
charged with larceny between
$300-$5,000. Deputy George Elver
was arresting officer.
Miguel Conrado Morales, 18,
was arrested June 23 and charged
with public order crimes acces-
sory after the fact third degree
felony. Cpl. Olvera was arresting

Alfono Hernandez Gonzalez,
47, was arrested June 29 and
charged with a non-moving traf-
fic violation driving with a sus-
pended license first offense and
possession of cocaine. Deputy J.
Smith was arresting officer.
Cory Todd Ward-Stum, 18, was
arrested June 26 and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon and damaging property
- criminal mischief under $200.
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Programs can help curb

rising utility bills

has arrived and along with rising
temperatures come rising utility
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Commission ( SC) wants Florid-
ians who are struggling to pay
summer's higher utility bills to
know that help may be available.
"Higher fuel costs are impact-
ing the bottom line for Floridians
on everything from utility bills to
groceries," Chairman Matthew M.
Carter II said. "Everyone is feeling
the economic crunch, and many
utility companies, as well as. local
charities, have programs available
to assist residents."
Utility customers experiencing
financial hardship may contact
their respective electric compa-
ny and local charities to inquire
about financial assistance for util-
ity bills. Customers can also call
the PSC's consumer assistance
line at 800-342-3552 for more
information about programs in
their area.
Federal and investor-owned
utilities (lOUs) programs regu-
lated by the PSC include:
The Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program (LI-
HEAP) is a federal, statewide
program to provide home energy
assistance. LIHEAP assists house-
holds that have incomes below
150 percent of the federal poverty
level and need assistance to pay
their power bills.
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crisis and unable to pay their elec-
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through local non-profits.
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Thank You

Riverside Marine Bait and
Tackle would like to thank all the
parents who took time to bring
their children tour first fishing
class. Thank you for being our
"guinea pigs."
We were delighted with the
big attendance and even more
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was evident that all 24 of the "stu-
dents" had great parents because
they were great kids! All very po-
lite, well-mannered and attentive.

Please feel free to drop by or
call us (675-8828) if you need to
clarify anything or need further
coaching. Our goal is to get more
youngsters outside, active and
Watch the almanac for our
upcoming Ladies Class (that you
moms requested) and please help
spread the word to other parents
to watch for our July kids class.
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Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 94. East wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 40 percent.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind between 3 and 5 mph.
Independence Day:,A 40 percent chance of showers and thunder-
storms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 94. East wind between 3 and
8 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 94.
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Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 92.
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Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Part-
ly cloudy, with a high near 94

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Letters to the Editor

Stand behind
We would like to thank you
for running the May article from
our county's teachers, the Hendry
County Education Association,
and support personnel, the Hen-
dry Educational Support Person-
nel Association, that was written
in conjunction with the Hendry
County School Board.
Our current budget crisis is the
result of conditions beyond the
control of anyone in this county,
but it is the people in Hendry
County that are bearing the brunt
of the impact.
Faltering state and national
economic conditions, combined
with inaction and empty prom-
ises from our political leaders in
Tallahassee have combined to
create a perfect storm 'that will
be impacting the children, school
employees and just about every
person in our county.
Earlier this year, when political
leaders were giving their rationale
for voters to approve Amendment
1, which lowered property taxes
for some Floridians, they prom-
ised to hold education harmless.
They also promised that small
counties, which would feel the
pinch of lowered property taxes
much worse than more populous
areas of the state, would get as-
sistance from the state so they
would avert financial disaster.
Neither of these promises has
been kept.
This past school year that was
just completed saw two cuts to
our local schools' budget.
The budget just approved by
the Legislature in May imposes
more cuts for the next school
There are more ballot initia-
tives on the horizon in November
that may cause further pain and
lead to even less money to run
our schools and other essential
services in Hendry County.
We've been astonished by
these actions. In difficult eco-
nomic times, it's important that
the state lend a helping hand to
small, struggling counties.
In Hendry County, the situa-
tion has been made worse by.the
closings and layoffs of two major
There's little anyone in this
county can do but to appeal to
our state political leaders to pro-
vide some help for our county.
In difficult economic times, we
understand that we all have to do
what we can to pull through. But
the situation in Hendry County
has gone way past difficult.
We need to make sure that
our elected representatives in Tal-
lahassee and the governor and
Cabinet understand how much
our citizens, our schools and all
our public services are in need of
Let's write or call them and
make sure they understand the
seriousness of the situation and
ask them what they're going to

do about it.
Debbie Steelman, Presi-
dent, Hendry Educational
Support Personnel
Tina Noel, President,
Hendry County Education

A few more eyes
opened in downtown
I hope the citizen's of LaBelle
know there is a summer children's
program in progress at the Fire-
house Cultural Center AKA The
Firehouse Theater. Several very
talented adults have accepted the
challenge of being surrounded by
32 youth Monday through Thurs-
day in the afternoon and on Sat-
urday mornings.
Were we ever surprised when
the roster was filled after the
FIRST DAY of registration and
many, many others had to be
turned away.
These students are learning set
design, choreography, discipline
and the art of acting. Do yourself a
favor and see how youth can ab-
solutely blossom when they pres-
ent "Robin Hood" in July. Watch
for notices in the Caloosa Belle of
the exact date and times.
Another use of the theater was
on June 20th. The Kiwanis and
Hendry/Glades Audubon Society
presented a free eye opening film
and discussion on how we can
best save on our monthly bills.
"Kilowatt Hours" opened many
eyes. The sad part was only about
20 people took the opportunity
to learn how to lower you own
monthly bills.
However, of that 20 there were
four who said the words we hear
all too often inside the building
at 241 N. Bridge Street - "I have
lived in LaBelle for years and did
not know this theater existed!"
Yes, you do have live theater
here in LaBelle. We will be. start-
ing our 16th season on October
24th when "The Costume Ball"
opens. This comedy by Norman
Beim will be directed by Mike
Four other comedies/drama
and a scripted variety show are
on the drawing board for this sea-
son. They are "2 Across" by Jerry
Mayer opening December 11 and
"Laff Revue" by Lansing Corbett
starts January 22. 2009.
Then we have a break in the
action because so many are in-
volved with Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival preparations to have little or
no time to go to the theater.
March 5 will bring to the
stage "The Importance of Being
Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. Joe
Thomas will direct. The year
will close with "Boeing, Boeing"
by Marc Camoletti. Those dates
are April 16 with the final perfor-
mance on April 26.
Season tickets will be available
as the dates get closer. If you are
interested in learning more about
the theater, acting, directing or

behind the scene, please call 675-
3066 and leave a message.
Hope we see you when the
curtain opens!
Linda M. Reecer, President
of the Firehouse Players.

Uncle Sam's gas tax
shell game
Between 1956 and 1991 Florida
motorists willingly paid "tempo-
rary" hikes in the federal gasoline
tax knowing the money was be-
ing used to build the 42,000 mile
interstate highway system.
In 1991, Congress declared the
highway system completed, but
the tax lived on and on, growing
bigger and bigger.
No longer needing to build the
interstate, the current 18.4 cents
per gallon federal gas tax - double
what it was in 1990 - now funds a
"highway trust fund" shell game
that shifts more than $2 billion a
year, and control over highways,
from Florida to Washington.
Here is how Florida motorists
would be better served by con-
vincing Congress to repeal the
obsolete federal gas tax and re-
turning control over highways to
state and local governments.
State Control Road building
is historically a responsibility of
state and local officials who are
in a better position than Uncle
Sam to determine the transpor-
tation needs of their motorists.
But, as long as Washington holds
the purse strings, Florida and the
other states will be denied control
over their own affairs.
If lawmakers in Tallahassee
could decide how much of the
current federal tax should be
added onto the state's own 15.6
cents per gallon tax, the unified
state gas tax could then be raised
and lowered to reflect Florida's,
not Washington's, transportation
Misallocation of funds. Com-
pared to Washington, most states
do a better job ensuring their gas
taxes are actually used for high-
way improvements. Of the $2.1
billion state gas tax revenues col-
lected by Florida in 2006, all but
$13 million was used for state and
local roads - a far better track re-
cords than Uncle Sam's.
According to Ronald Utt, a se-
nior research fellow at the Heri-
tage Foundation, each year Wash-
ington doles out more than one
third of its gas tax revenues for
non highway projects such as air
quality, traffic congestion, bicycle
path projects and thousands of
hometown park projects spon-
sored by members of Congress.
Higher costs. Cycling the fed-
eral gas tax collected in Florida.
to Washington and then back to
Florida also adds costly federal la-
bor, environmental and other reg-
ulations - expensive hoops state
road builders must jump through
to get their money.
And don't forget that hundreds
of millions of federal gas tax dol-
lars are wasted each year funding
bureaucracies in Washington that

duplicate the work of state high-
way bureaus.
Special interest clout. Central-
izing in one place the $33 billion
in federal gas tax revenues flow-
ing into Washington each year
makes it easy for interest groups
and lobbyists to concentrate their
efforts and sway members of Con-
gress to send money their way. If
that $33 billion was instead spent
by 50 separate state legislatures,
more money would go directly
to serving the motorists who paid
the taxes.
It would be far more difficult
for greedy interest groups and
lobbyists to rip off money in the
50 state capitals, one state at a
In Washington, right off the
top, 2.86 cents per gallon in gas
tax revenues goes to mass transit
And perhaps the most out-
rageous raid on the federal gas
tax occurred in the mid 1990's,
when 6.8 cents per gallong was
siphoned off to pay down the fed-
eral budget deficit.
How much is enough? Back in
2003 the American Road Builders
Association lobbied Congress to
raise the gas tax by 12 cents per
Then, in December 2007, the
National Surface Transportation
Policy and Revenue Study Com-
mission, a creature of the U.S.
Congress, recommended that the
federal gas tax "...be increased
from five to eight cents per gal-
lon per year over the next five
Each one cent increase in the
federal gas tax would, nation-
ally, send another $1.9 billion to
As gasoline prices go up, simi-
lar efforts to raise the federal gas
tax for the benefit of Washington
based groups, not Florida motor-
ists, might go up too.
As high gas prices cause Amer-
icans to cut back on their use of
gasoline, federal gas tax revenues
will fall. This, in turn, could cre-
ate added pressure to raise the tax
just to keep the money flowing
into Washington.
What to do? Senator James
Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), in 2003 of-
fered a bill in Congress to return
all but two cents (to cover federal
maintenance responsibilities) of
the 18.4 cent federal gas tax to the
The bill, he said, would "re-
store to states and local commu-
nities the ability to make their own
transportation decisions without
the interference of Washington."
Florida motorists don't need a
federal gas tax holiday this sum-
mer, as suggested by some would
be presidents.
They need the obsolete fed-
eral tax repealed and control over
highways returned to state and lo-
cal officials.
Ronald Fraser, Ph.D

Community Briefs

Help feed the critters
Come on over to Help Feed
Me and My Friends! at the State
Farm Building, 13 Missouri Street,
Thursday, July 3, TODAY from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs, ham-
burgers and chips. Pet adoptions
on site. All donations go to the Ca-
loosa Humane Society. Everyone
is welcome.
The event is being sponsored
by State Farm Insurance/DiPofi In-
surance Agency.

Hope Connections
presents Summer Fest
Hope Connections will host a
fun evening.for seniors on Friday,
July 25, from 6-8 p.m. Summer
Fest will be held at the Hope Con-
nections office, 475 East Cowboy
Way in LaBelle. Light refresh-
ments will be served, with en-
tertainment by Don Sparrow and
Please RSVP by July 21 by call-
ing (863) 675-1576.

Free ladies fishing
At the request of a lot of moms,
Riverside Marine Bait and Tackle
will hold its first Ladies Only class
on Monday, July 14, from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Come learn for yourself
or just come listen in order to help
your kids. Class size is limited due
to space available. Please call 675-
8828 if you're interested.
Also, a free kids class, for ages
7-13, will be held Friday, July 18,
from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Marine
Bait and Tackle (next to the boat
ramp). Basic freshwater fishing
techniques, baits, tackle and safe-
ty will be taught. Children must
be accompanied by an adult and
should bring their rod and reel if
they have one. Class will be lim-
ited so please call 675-8828 for

Legion open to public
American Legion Post 130 will
be open to the public Fourth of
July weekend. The Sons of the Le-
gion will put on a barbecue July
5 beginning at 3 p.m. including
a 1/4 barbecued chicken, baked
beans, slaw and a roll for $6 per
plate. Eat in or take out. The
lounge will be open to the public
July 4-6.

Closed for holiday
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa
would like to remind everyone
that Property Appraiser's office
will be closed on Friday, July 4th.
Please have a safe holiday.

Camp needs volunteers
There will be a Bike Road-e-o
at Summer Camp at the High
School, on July 16, from 8:30 a.m.
to around 3 p.m. We need all the
help we can get. Come out and
help, for information contact Bi-
anca and Sue at the Health Dept.
or email them with what you can
do and if you can help.
For more information, please
contact either:Bianca at: bianca
ross@doh.state.fl.us-or by phone
at: 863-674-4041 x 168 or Suzette
suzette reese@doh.state.fl.us
or by phone: 863-674-4041 x 166

VFW plans Fourth of
July feast
Have ityourwan on Friday, July
4, All you can eat for $7 (children
under 12 half price. It all begins
at 1 p.m. Build your own burgers
and hot dogs with cheese, let-
tuce, tomato, onion, pickles and
peppers, ketchup, mustard, mayo
and a variety of homemade side
dishes- plus apple pie ala mode.
Come to VFW Post 10100, SR
29S next to the rodeo grounds.
Call 675-8008 for more informa-

PLUS Advisory Board
to meet
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 Commission
Chambers in LaBelle).

CDD seeks tax input
The Port LaBelle Community
Development District (PLCDD)
Board of Supervisors is seeking
Port LaBelle citizen input regard-
ing next year's budget at their July
24 6 p.m. meeting at the district
Due to lower property values in
Hendry County the tax rate must
go up. The board desires citizen
input on the importance of con-
tracted law enforcement services
and major road repairs/improve-
ments. Citizens are encouraged
to attend.

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

Library summer fun
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.

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

Summer fun
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.
Jan Bass is the instructor.
Clogging: Mandatory pre-reg-
istration. The class will run for
four weeks beginning July 1. Be-
ginner class ages three years and
up Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Instruc-
tor Pat Bedingfield assisted by
Intermediate Plus and Advanced
Country Rhythm Cloggers.
Intermediate and Intermediate
Plus class Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Pat Bedingfield with
Advanced Country Rhythm Clog-
gers assisting.

Class of '99 reunion
Class of '99 We are getting
ready for our 10 year class re-
union Contact us at IHS99@hot-
mail.com or www.myspace.com/
ihs co99

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(@

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Submitted photo I . . ' .- -
Six-year-old Taylor Lynn and her dad, Spec. Steven Lynn, Photo by Cliff Avery
beam after he made a surprise visit to her kindergarten graci- Left to right: Daniel Rodriguez, Jessica Mathis, David Miller and Danny Miller.
nation. The soldier recently arrived back home after his sec-
ond tour of duty in Iraq. Teens producing anti-drug booklet

'T h at's m y D ad dy !' A few of the members of La- the same because they all pose the cost of a business card
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Graduating from kindergarten
is always exciting, but six-year-
old Taylor Lynn got the surprise
of her young life at her graduation
The LaBelle Elementary stu-
dent was on stage the end of May
with her class when she looked
over and saw her daddy, Spec.
Steven Lynn, coming in. Just re-
turned from his second tour in
Iraq, she had been to see him
at Fort Benning when he arrived
the day after Mothers Day, but did'
not expect him to make it to her
"That's rry Daddy!" she

Of course, she broke ranks
and ran to him as he approached
the stage and swung her up in his
In Iraq, Spec. Lynn was a Hum-
vee gunner and is now in an ar-
mored unit. He attended LaBelle
schools through the tenth grade
before moving to north Georgia.
He has been in the service for five
years and plans to make it his ca-
reer. He expects to return to Iraq
in the fall of 2009.
Taylor's mother is Ashley Alex-
ander. Her grandparents are Carl
and Diana Pendrey of LaBelle.

Belle Assembly or oioa Youtn
group met to review and edit their
frug awareness and prevention
The students and youth lead-
ers became aware of the need for
a booklet to give parents and stu-
dents a quick resource for finding
help, background, information
and programs that will aid any-
one in drug intervention.
Organizers have asked their
youth group to research and write
articles for this booklet, that they
feel will be helpful to students
and parents alike.
For the purpose of this booklet
alcohol, street drugs and misused
prescriptions are considered all

Submitted photo/rrish Gonzalez
USMC Capt. Matthew Gonzalez pilots a CH-46 helicopter. He is stationed in California.

a considerable anger to our
Many parents do not know
that there is a easy way to know
for sure if a child is using drugs
or what programs there are in the
Contributors to the booklet
are: Montana Wilkins; David Mill-
er, Zena Gatch, Daniel Rodriguez,
Coby Wilkins and Danny Miller.
The teens are seeking sponsor-
ships from individuals and busi-
nesses so they can publish their
twenty-page booklet and give
them free of charge to the police
department, school resource offi-
cers and mental health organiza-

Submitted photo Trish Gonzalez
Melissa Gonzalez gradu-
ated from The Navy Re-
cruit Training Base in Great
Lakes, Illinois, on June 3.
She will be stationed in
South Carolina.

Gonzalez siblings advance in military careers

Melissa Gonzalez and her brother Matthew both advance in their military careers this month. Melissa is a 2001 graduate of LHS and she
earned her BS Degree at University of Central Florida. Melissa graduated from The Navy Recruit Training Base in Great Lakes, Illinois, on
June 3. She served as yeoman during her stay at boot camp and graduated Division Honor Recruit. She will be stationed in South Carolina
where she will be studying Nuclear Engineering.
Matthew Gonzalez was promoted to the rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corps June 3, His wife Kathleen pinned his Cap-
tain's bars on him at the ceremony. Captain Gonzalez is currently stationed at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, Ca., with HNN-163 the "Evil
Eyes." He is a Marine pilot and flies the the CH-46 helicopter. He is also a 1999 graduate of LHS and earned his BS Degree at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University.

submitted photo/lerre nompson

Woman's Club officers
The LaBelle Community Woman's Club installed its new officers for the 2008-2010 term. The club was organized in 1930 and
has had a wonderful 78 years. In order to keep going strong and supporting this community the club needs more members.
Any woman age 18-118 is welcome to join. Please fill free to come to the first meeting of the new year on September 9. So-
cial time starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Please bring a friend. Anyone needing more information may call Terrie
Thompson at 675-6656. Pictured from left: Treasurer Diane Fidanza, Secretary Judith Swink, Vice President Martha Raye
Humphries, President Terrie Thompson and Installing Officer Bonnie Wine.

Take care: Don't lose your Homestead Exemption

The Hon. Kristina Kulpa, Hen-
dry County Property Appraiser
wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your
Florida Homesteaded property in
2007 and are applying for or have
already applied for homestead in
2008 you may be eligible for the
new "portability exemption." The
same applies to your property
relinquished in 2008 and you are
now pre-filing for 2009 on a new

homestead. '
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 home-
steaded home in 2007 or 2008 but
have not yet purchased another
home you can also download a
"Request For Removal of Tax Ex-
If you have additional ques-
tions please call our office and my
staff will be able to assist you. In
LaBelle call 863-675-5270 and in
Clewison 863-983-3178.


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Woman climbs tree
after using Thera-Gesic�
BEXAR COUNTY- Manr Ann W.. after using
Thera-Gesic on her sore calf muscle. climbed a
9'/ foot oak tree in front of the courthouse to
protest the high cost of fuel. When asked why
such a small tree. she painlessly
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City considers purchase of old FCB drive through

Staff Sgt. Christopher
Staff Sergeant Christopher
Strickland, age 25, of LaBelle died
in Afghanistan while supporting
Operation Freedom.
Christopher was born July
7, 1982, in Jacksonville, the son
of Michael and Beth Church. He
moved to LaBelle with his fam-
ily in June of 1990. He graduated
from LaBelle High School in 2000.
He did his basic training at Parris
Island, South Carolina, and was
based with the 1st Marine Logis-
tics Group, Marine Expeditionary
Force out of Camp Pendleton,

California. He was a member of
the Moose Lodge 2398 of LaBelle.
He married Carrie Richter on
March 27, 2004. She survives. He
loved to travel in his spare time.
Also surviving include his
mother; Betl Church of LaBelle,
son; Michael Paul Strickland, sis-
ters; Brianna Gibson and Kelly
Memorial service will be held
Saturday, July 6, 2008, in First
Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Pas-
tor Frank Deerey, Jr. celebrating.
Burial with Military Rites will be
in Arlington National Cemetery
on July 11, 2008.

Bee Branch bridge update

C.R. 720/Bee Branch River
Bridge Replacement: Construc-
tion project --- The Bee Branch
River Bridge on CR 720 in Muse
is closed for demolition and re-
placement by a new wider bridge
expected to open on or before
Monday, August 18, 2008. During
this week crews will cofitinue to
demolish the old bridge and install
pilings and deck slabs for the new
bridge. Work will be suspended
for the Fourth of July holiday on
Friday, July 4 but resume the next

day. The detour route for motor-
ists traveling west on CR 720 is
Fernwood Road (1 mile).to Cres-
cent Acres Road (3.5 miles) to
State Road 78 (4.8 miles) to Kirby
Road (0.2 miles) to Kirby Thomp-
son Road (5 miles) and back to
westbound CR 720. Those travel-
ing east on CR 720 should take
Kirby Thompson Road to Kirby
Road to State Road 78 to Crescent
Acres Road to Fernwood Road to
access eastbound CR 720 on the
west side of the river.

At the regular June 12 LaBelle
City Commission meeting, Mayor
Puletti suggested the city look into
purchasing the old drive-through
behind Florida Community Bank
(previously Hendry County Bank).
The 3.3-acre site is one small city
block and is in foreclosure at this
time. He felt it could be used to
enhance the downtown area for
parking, a SCF addition or munici-
pal buildings. It is one of the last
full blocks downtown, he noted,

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that could be used for these pur-
City Attorney Jilmy Luckey is
pursuing more information. The
-mayor felt the city may be able to
use proceeds from the one-cent
sales tax for the purchase if it is
The mayor would also like'to
look at ways to revamp some lot
sizes in the city. He said at least
one issue has come up that will
not allow a resident to repair their

home and could result in them
actually losing it.
City Planner Shellie Johnson
said she will look at densities and
examine land use categories. She
felt some changes could be im-
plemented by September.
The Property Appraiser's
figures should reflect about a
$71,000 decrease in revenue from
ad valorem taxes for the city, May-
or Puletti said. He said the current
budget allows $55,000 for a build-

ing inspector position which has
not been filled as well as a retired
code enforcement officer's salary
and funds left in an old retirement
The total, some $100,000,
could be transferred to the gen-
eral fund for next year if neces-
sary. Although the city's property
values have decreased, the mayor
said he feels the city will be in bet-
ter fiscal shape than some next

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* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/- acre property boasts
many Florida Live Oaks and other natural vegetation,
Located onl Hw- 80 next to Berrv Grovie.
* $145,000 - W\est of .aBelle: Desirable 1 acre build-
able lot with ri\entiew in 4 lot suldi\ision. Private
community boat ramp. Deed restricted community
* $119,000 - Geotgeous -1+,- acre homesite in the
country: Mostly cleared with beautiful old oaks. pond.
house pad, well & septic.
* Moore Haven liacht Club lots starting at $9,999.
* Clewiston lot - $21,000
* Monura L.ots starting at $22,500
* Port LaBelle lots starting at $12,000.
* $2,750,000 - Two parcels totaling .28+/- acres.
Zoned LB B-2 & LB-1-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle. Call
for more information.
* $1,300,000 - 13+- acres on Hy 27. Great invest-
ment potential.
* $888,025 - Auto salvage yrd, Just reduced! Great
investment poliental,
* REDUCEDI $350,000 - Looking for a commercial
building located on SR29 in the city of 1iBelle. Ask
about leasing. Call totLa!
* $349,900 - Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
building in the City of LaBelle. Owner will lease the
2nd unit. Call tltoda for more information.

Put odo-Calot*abr* otChrot -De rekMudock- Veic
North Port - Nokomis - Englewood - Heron Creek Osprey~�-jl(l~l~�

FEARIES 3BR/2BA HOME w."screened porch & fenced back SHORT SALEI 3BR2BA CBS Home oin 4.82 +/-
RENTALS AVAILABIE....CAL, FOR DETAILS! yard, IPiced ltosell! REDUCED! $119,900. Acres, Recentl upgtrdles, fenced and 1-ss fenced.
2BR/2BiA HOME on small lake. Price Relduced 21R/21BA HOME - Olwner Financing! Reduced $339,000 PRICE REDUCED $240,000
$94,500 $121,200 3BR/2BA REMODELED HOME on 2.4 +/- gor-
MOVE IN READY313r/2Ba lHomee, recentlly ireimod- 3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITY! Police RIeducedl ! geous oak shaded acres. $279,900
cied w/new kitchen cabineIts, appliance aOd nil roolf Make oll er Rcedutcedl 124,500 w/$2,000 Carpel MANUFACTURED HOME on oi3 Acres. 1Muse Road!
$128,900 Allowane at closing! $277,000
3BR/2BA HOMAE w/open lloor plan overlooking SHORT SALEI 21ir 2liaI C(S liome w screened lan:i 3BR/2BA CBS on " Acres in the cunoirt: $296,000
wooded pastureC. $159,900 in llte it\. $13(0,000 3BR/2BA HOME on 1,.3"+ - AcI! Commercial
REDUCED FOR OUICK SALIEI .lIr;21H MobilelC 3J/2A~ il.1 I;Ilge mllastler suite 1d iany 1Cxtrs. 1 ed. 1l Iy Fmage. $399.500
Home! 5+/-i Acres, cleared w/l'ence anl pond. REDIUCII) $13,,90) 8.8 +- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 7201 3Br IlBa
$a4900II RI)UCED $179,000. 4BR/2BA IIO 110M Setllcr il l conribute l o(m\alls (1CBS Itl1me. $490,000.
I,1Kli.NEW1illlh/21a1 Maiinuhl:tured liHome \i/,2,2801 Buyers Closi:g Costs! Reduced $149.900 120+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY wi'lBr21 manu-
sti Il. of 'living :ret. Upgraded lixuires nil wood-like 4IB12BA CBS IIOME IN TOWN, Priced to sell faciturt:l home plus pole barln. $625,000
laminate [lootriinglihirughout, $179,900 $155,500(( 5BR/4BA HOME built in 20041 on 20+ . Acres.
3B 11R/2BA HOME ILan'e O.lks Aid nicely laldscape\ . ,0{
ACREAGE ON IIWY 29 IN FEDAI... .I 3+/ Rkdiuced $159, 0 .9$795,0000R
xi-ces :e~l A-2, i'tlilie :l(t\jiLeil. l forel I i- iT$5911RFiONT LOTS
ts lnes d A2, cans dded r 1 A IN C' IMITS. IEc10l11t condition. uii k1la e i lots on the banks of the
BR/2IBA WE*JlI, MAINTAINEi) MOBIo.E HOME on I l :k ,g ht sp. il
WATEIIF. RONT HOMES 3 lots. $ 180,000 o i . .......d 1 bo a1 NOWnc
2BR/2BA CREEKFRONT HOME - Polllyvog Pointe 3BRi/2IA CBS HOME LAU.RE.L OAKS - needs TiC ili .750,t.l060* 494' 0 NOW
Rl. Reduced $229,000 $199,000
BR!BA. Rdud 22 O , cd0 3 B WATERFRONT LT I\v 1Dock in the Cit\' $299,000
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME iimodelled \\- Inn: 301/2A 13BEIA'TIFUL. HOME i :w great kitllchen nvll S R k tleoC
kitchen 1111 ll l'ilt 1ig plus ierilnil in pacc I'o1 new hD\lits ol'cabincil s, $234,900) SELLER M OTI A'TED! lBntg lJ offl,' ! GORGI 'L "
Iilc. $389,501) l mBR/2,SA CIBS Po1l,)1 IOMIE 2,000) +,- sq.i ft ing 1+- ACREi RI\'ERFRON! Price Reduced $245,000
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY 3 Bir / 2 Home plus area. $259,000 ONE OF A KINI RIVERFRONT 12+/. Acres
deahelel guest house, iollorl'holle arlpr't an ai 1 311BR2A BRICK IN TOWN w.'exra buiklable lot. \\, iock plus. 100+ - ft liitrfntage, $2,200,000
sscreeneld dlock hliose w/\'oncretle lioa riIp. $264,500 I.OCATION. LOCATION. LOCATIONII!
$650,000 CUSTOM I1111U 311R/2.51A in Caloosa Harlbr SD ) Coml'1 rciaol zoned 3+/ - a: peninsula 70)' rioer
\\','1S ' wwrap around porchm inld oak covered yard. lionigle, $3,300,000
SlIORT SAL i 31/HiBa 020(t0 1)W Mobile 1lme-Malke $325,000 ACRA
O(fieri! lReducd $85,000 HOMEiS ON ACREAGE 2.29 +/- ACRES $110,000
SHORT SALEI! 'Bii211a Manuflctlured hllioi on I 2.29 +/- ACRES i\ si1let\\ide Mobilni'meI0iLI 1 + ' Ai1S - ol lh Iw 2) in Felda on lri\-Iate Road.
AIrc. Iheduced $92.500 $120,000 $280,500.
,% ACIE (6 LOTS) on Corner of l II\\ "8 andl DOUBI,EEWIDIE iMOIILE IIOME on 2 .: acres! 10+/- ACRES NEAR HlWY 29 SOUTH I\Steal
Coimllllllnclihee 12s' x 25)' $99,900 $134,500. IBilding, Reduced $380,000
SHORT SALEI 31r/211.a I Ionic w 11 c.' m tile and1 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES \ ' Ill 211a )Doublleide COMMERCIA1, / INDUSTRIAL
iscreenlled pi'ch $100,000 Mobile ll l ilt! I 'CI ! $139,500 INDUS'TRIAl, PRO'PERTY! Excellent investment
4BR/3BA - 2005 MANUFACTUREDI HOME il l 6.5 ACRlS Muse li Rol I\,3Br211 i moblile lhoime. oppltlunityl 3 Sleel Iuildings ont 1, ' + - acts I\
town\t. $119,000 1Reducd $150,000 -1 )llage on111 I\y. 29, $850,000

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 3, 2008 i


Caloosa Belle/Jo Coombs

Sherwood Forest coming to

the Firehouse Cultural Center
Some of LaBelle's budding theatrical stars are shown prac-
ticing with Emily Ankeney at the Firehouse Cultural Center
for their summer production of Robin Hood. You won't want
to miss the performances, which take place July 17-20.

Water wonder
Congratulations to Amber Bosley of the Tallahassee Seri-
nas Synchronized Swimming Team for great swims at
the Sunshine State Games in Lakeland, held on June 14.
The competitive Olympic-style games are sporting events
open to all Floridians. Amber's Hannah Montana themed
duet won the bronze medal. Her team won the silver with
a Willy Wonka routine. Amber won the gold medal for the
individual "figures" competition to demonstrate technical
ability. Amber is the 13-year-old daughter of David and
Sharon Bosley of Tallahassee and the granddaughter of
Fred and Patricia Bosley of Pioneer.

Church Briefs

Come to
Cowboy Church
On Thursday, July 10, at 6
p.m. food and fellowship at 7
p.m.; gospel music and the word
brought this month by 17-year-
old Sheldon Woodham from
He speaks the word and be-
lieves laying on of hands and
healing. Come to the community
building at the corner of 5th and
Main in Palmdale.

Ministry seeks
Helping Hand Ministries of
Moore Haven, on the corner of
E Ave. and 4th St, at the Church
of God of Prophesy on Saturday
at 9 a.m.-I p.m. only, will accept
donations for purchases, no sales
- to help with expenses of church,
Come and help us and we well try
to help you with what we have,

Western fun at Grace
Baptist Church
Sunday School for K-5th
grade will become an adventure
at Grace Baptist Church. Pastor
Jeff Zimmerman is conducting a
"Children's Round-up"' through
Sunday, August 17. That is ten
Sunday of Western Style fun,
food, games, Bible Stories,'mem-
ory verses, rewards and prizes.

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

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

Gospel jams coming
Rev. Lester Grant will host the
next Gospel jam session at Bar-
ron Park Friday, July 11. Event last
from 7-9 p.m. Come play or just
listen. Please bring canned goods
to be shared with local needy

' * 863-675-0898 OFC i
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
239/564-2005 cell 239/584-2002 cell


180 N Bridge St. * LaBellc, FL
(863) 675-6788.
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,.
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Waync
Simmons, Charlene Bowen

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CIcil.o1. homol :. lr.irx. - :il Ac ii

Ca.l zo ineC N i''i�le � iz c $,5%0.00
2 ('BS ~li iC 20 '+1i- , ,Fe,.%ilI-t UidZI! ll
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plexi. foim ind roiicr, hqgt ojlito kindic hii. Pawl &z
5 i lecihir1.t iib v irr n tliC ci, lN1-lI t N 0 i s;
io l inic i Fci el f cilil i hch iis1.it incl kS'lt.Ii
l.1101 (~IcON/ill2 c itr 10c& 'uj'arale dcc.clccl
alge. $450,000,
'BR 2BA5 huoll -(� ii leisted lcoo' . 2 sI a I p'10[I:
Clcloi'cl ilon3-iLC, 360 h1 bal ncl -ith . hcrfeied aii
canm Iocol. $i449,000.
2 t1tr\l,32 I liliio IIIh i t tnokr .i-L,,.Fndl
c.5.iSL A5411C li 0111 )Ii. tithe2:1 lk1 : c01.,. tAIC &
newer RllxinolCi ii~n plbn~l~lct0'V.1, xio2' pole I' so1
w. woriisbiip. B-us ie' wlcome'L i~i$439,000
3 2 CBS hoic n�n.lrii0 c~i~llei200.1 S)DOCoivel7;ed 5.11 lJile.
Inclact i1i614N. Imlt-pc 'iou iin xtismus. .ciq~c mcii
slite. gitir(l Icc tln h l.1k'm ic tlil.iecsclhi xl tilllng1c5&
linoc. $399.900
32 Bnck hInein le:1.1X c In 111501 Ihe emlO N cre
tallile:o26x�`3 N5 alN roicnllciti cillaom ioid I

Ispa lilt h-us linnIc2e AtlcsIli '!-.!lret lid pI IhI r.1Ntld
itq11) Ill~tWIIcciclll, 2 sIltlcc li 'e , l ei� 1�V tU117li kclcc
Bihoe -I -ilil - . , . II.. . , 55,2pX�111llillc
11 he~ldt Ic. II.. I . - 1. ... u lelft eihnp lie
11,51cC S lliv ci, lccnc ll 1, Ic' 111111 cc Ii c t i 25
it Inicccawci S325,000
Nutclc'l unldIr thec cc u i~c~leI ks, lll i as Lq -5tN c 111ccCI
bNock hci~omseciuhcagtgel ill-gIIcililIheted pooll oil ILN

Ai iillo i rc, i i' ' oa: i m culcl i rcn t:illtic
OwPjith,. tin'iiclude scoikibop, 'shed' cnd o .l,�e
ajiildig'. $309,900.
sp '561 t icn i c burne 1.6 I '1) I.6+- fercMiA.
Rh. if , I lait : sob f lr iii V *A Icik. ,\ ,&io
;S~i l o. n I I m fit 1L: Slit Incr ( liti2 \ 11,4.
dlw-k'l i. i $2-' rig sh $95,000 hil.2
CBS,[-iiiome illi iilmzii i imt i scm' ' ch ide 2
iCilfI e d cubS l I\iL. b/l if 1%l soopire C 0l11 &
MM i $l 2,79i xl i' S2',900
cil c1.fi ,IliIliik illiliclbli i ' c0 i L 1AC 11"101 10 in
JiirC)i K k' 5 � . S N 4 SlXMI ii as LISk ii hCi
pu~irica! ~lui $264.000 to $345,000 - liwcicreic

icicci/ 'ilL� h �:.i nl ;n�.. -.i ll~h i ~~r
)i ol 1100 'sIs.Ik'.l "doilscbw iogll pil lprifib loom
a Lu.rd rAS, 1). $259.900
Oi a itre C .iilcpec! screel aIi s Libole, c-)!2 CBS 'Nihome
ni2 2 IL a�% N nee fr:ls . bed. & lin,1i ; e ie lm iili-ii
cOLC.I orCi 1 L "tL S1 nI br '$259.900
q.; v . [1iC ,aJ li it i i I, , i cgo. ci
1 iit1i.5I& i llo Ilier lidIdciomI Glreatil iCtle Ii fI .
Sc '.Ik $195,000

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5,lllll Tl i i l Ii .thil i t', ' i & .E K'WA cSUl' [0
B eeIelit ll.$189.900
loui :iilIe:ie ci 1FR 28A hocine ol �enlcced inad oni'.
lo k nI ille . ,11 1 ( .1 5citl'k.bI / 1- 11 i" x I j iiin fbsliiiii12
1 1 9000

Tb'� , Ii cc ii wok'cI I e th e 'ecllbeili ) .i ;t 100111%
Jillli . 6 ii ', cI It i , n ii ACc 1 N w , l L l~ l t
Io.1l� oi!\ / $164,900

eiicmc t litI arcl of INS e'~doriLalel iic
hr 2cui hoIle.I el. c sI'nc ludei ii '.0 5~i 'ii ll o liii
R'I� ~lc' :1'IS dit >..1.1ae b t satil'c this ill-k
313Di IM CShoarle Offele anew. l0e~r melt i Cef. tile
,a 1mm siC iOen. i p-d.Iied fM~i xM11sii'.I fellce
bjxck sard. This one iL,.a 'Mu-i See' $124,900
T~klenrasiccmat u!This 2.1 hc.,'sre i c c xohilina 11'in
Iiilii5 S& clinifit; room, 6 1. & ka!'Imin ladolniiiii'. Ne
stiding'. kreele0d piwtl ai-It'uSS 11C2C liiebcksieeofi.Ie
hov iso $115.900
3� w~ni bille hTlI nne011 R ii 2- 1) Sfmi-1ze Indi ldes
mbi o 'in.c. ncBoth1 I 'd c'.is'"980,000
FORE RENT: lv hroIll 101it. OHi10ll'Il, filledl ails I01)1\
mn ie 13- Ladv$1000.00.


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


Bedroom, 2 Bath with Huge hack Porch!
Wheelchair accessible with Ramp out front and
accessible shower. Back faces Pollywog Creek'
Beautiful surroundings! Schedule vour appoint-
ment to see today! Asking $84,900.00!
3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD - witl Carport - $600/M1

1/1/1 S. HICKORY- $600/M
2/1 AVENUE H - Moore Haven - $625/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. - Condo - $625/M "
2/2 MARINER CT. - Furnished - $700/M
3/2 DERBY LN- Mobile - $750/M
3/2/1 S. EDGEWATER - $750/M
3/2/1 RYE CT- Port LaBelle - $750/M
3/2.5/1 SHOWBOAT PLZ- $800/M
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN - Muse - $800/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD- Pt. LaBelle - $800/M
3/2 SEMINOLE AVE - Mobile - $850/M
3/2/1 ALBANY RD - Pt. LaBelle - $850/M
22 CONDO - Furnished - Lehigh - $1,000/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER - ForSale Also - $2,000/M


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

7049 Tide Circle 3/2/2 $44900 Now $159,900
7035 Beaver Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
9004 E. Broad Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
6049 Acorn Circle 3/2/2 $179,900

3069 NE Beechwood Circle 3/2/2 $179,900

3045 June Circle 4/2/2 $199,900 AEN ...ED
3004 Holt Court 4/3/3 $279,900 F.ffDIN'ThG
Ask Us About Our Rentals!

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

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Real.Estate Corp.

**""*"**'* UM HO S ******* *
* Immaculate 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Features tile
throughout hme, oversized kitchen and mulch
much more. $215,000.
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh
paint, ceramic tile and upgrades thru out.
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move
into. $149,700.
* Beautiful 3/2 ,c;iclli iti)ff SR82 in Lehigh.
Ceramic tile, ti1l .ll5 largee master suite,
etc. $145,000.
* 3/2, oversized master Ibedroom spacious
tcln.u UNDER BOINTRAi ire
* Great home for a great price! This 31B/213
home fIeatures a large master suite, spacious
kitchen and an attached carporl. Only
* 3/2 with pool in .ehigh. Situated on, .50 acre.
C(;ramlic tile, wood flooCrings a:111 IILmuh Inmlle.
* Immaculate 3/2 home on corner lot in Porl,
kitcl3eith)l00l1nff lehighr. l'SIM On li�i rme.
* The Eliminator! Strike out the high prices.
Take control with the affordability of this amaz-
ing 3BR/2B home. Remodeled kitchen and won-

der' fu n ol pseiz
your ca I ,T p lly -U U
* BANK OWNEDI 3BR/21 home located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $99,900
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air New carpet, corner lot.
*, 3X a nr Jr gicen-
ler I AbrM th - II lle
* Investors! lHandy man special located in
Lehigh. 3/1 with detached garage and work-
shop. $53,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/IB home oni
a corner lot. Homes needs some work... hut is
priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq fl of luxu-
rious living. This IIIR/2B Ihome on 10+/- acres
has it all, from it spacious family room w/stone
fireplace, n1asler suite \v/ office, covered porch,
:111 fecilg for horses. This one is a sleal (
only $350,000
* Size will surprise you!i 21BR/21B home oil 1- I -
acres is \,cry vell kept and former module
hole. Features a warim comllirtable living room
w/gas fireplace, spacious kilchlen, froll real
covered pIocheSs. $300,000
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manual c-
tured home on 2.-41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,

stone fireplace and plenty ofl yard $155,000.
* Plenty of room for garIdellilng ol these
2.29+/- acres with a 3 2 manlll'aclt'urcd lhome.
Motivated seller, $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Silu:ted on 1.2 acs inl
growing Montura, Ibeautiful new 2000) 3,2 malnu-
factured home with over 1100 sq fIl ofliving 1area
ready for occupancy. SELLER FINANCING AVAIl.-
ABLE! $129,900
* Like new heautiful 3/2 oil 1.31 acres. Secluded
but only minutes from io\vnl. Mansy upglra;des.
Let us tell you more c;Ihabou it. $129,500.
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get the best of boith worlds w\ith this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+.- acres oi Case Road,
Enjoy tihe quiel & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, :ld T'lex:as silcd
rooms! $127,500.
* Immaculate 3/2 located olluside Cle\islon.
Ample kitchen, spacious imlaser hiltroomlnll
biah. Seller says make Iofiler! $1211,00)
* 'I l'o lior I Ce pic' ol oneI ! Al on loni l .t1C , 3 2
well maillniliiied imanufalllured 11honl plus i 2 2
IatllnilCrI d homln', 1 t'lIIC P olV I0lllil tr11i es ;Mid
oak trees. All ofcls w\\ Ielcomen! $119,900
* Let's 111;kc ;i deal! 3 bedroom 2 l bilh 110l1n
features builh in cabinets, large master b.llh, spa-
cious kildcen. , ail piil'ly o 'I e1\'ow l i'lom I hll
the rest of the house. Outside vou \ill ind a
I'fenced yard mand stOLie shed. $110,000

* lI houe Sweet I Ilome! A\llrdable, completely rellod-
eled 31li\211 home in town close to schools, restai-
iiilts, shopping, etc, llpgaldes galore will make you
happy to lie home! $65,000.
* Al'Tclable starer or rental ihoine, 3i1.5 on corner
lot in Moore I laven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
* ********** LOTS *********
* .29 -i- acre in Belmont SD). Priced to sell at
only $43,900. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********* COMMIERCIAL **********
* Log Cabin BBQ - Centrally located in LaBelle
\will lI-.- feet of lfronitage on SR80. Possible
Seller finmciing, call for terms. $399,9001
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
I.oc: ad iust feet froll SRI)I in IaBelle. The
bucildling hs over 180IS) square lte cof fierce
splt' :11d has plenly iof rooiiI ll t r parking The
floorplni lis lithe :lidlntage of being able to bhe
split inll2 .,cp :lar.e rental offices, while still pro-
viling ,i co mcmlll h areii .( $369,900
* IIiinl 201 - -.1ce poI) cilial Iommllll cil Ipal el
Ioc.ied llnr \\esl Glads Elemlcentary il Muse
iand justl lintles a\iv from downn lll Utown Il.aBelle,
$3.50 per square foot.
* Il\'sl lnowl\\ - buli later! Corner lot outside
ci\ limits nealr ltown. $155,000.
* Commercial properly with visibility from SR
8, 30 t -. MaLke ol'ir $80,000.

Call or stop by to see more information on all of our !stiigs'

274 N Bridge St * LaBelle,FL 33935
Mel King Lic. RE Broker

I 'i " This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, with
" fireplace, screened lanai, large
. garage, fenced back yard, fenced
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By Jon P. Geitner, SVP
Seacoast National Bank
On every emergency checklist
one of the top priorities is cash.
Much of what your local financial
institution can do to help you in
the event of a direct hit from a
hurricane is dependent upon the
availability of electricity. Our so-
ciety, today, has become increas-
ingly dependent upon debit credit
cards and, as such, people have
forgotten the equipment needed
to process your transaction relies
on electricity. No electricity and
there is no means to process or
transmit your request. It is for this
reason that the old reliable, cash,
becomes so very important.
How much should I have?
Most schools of thought suggest
enough cash to get you through at
least three days. Depending upon
your spending habits $300 to $500
should be sufficient. Never forget
there is a security risk associated
with keeping large amounts of
cash on your person, so be.pru-
dent in determining how much
money you really' need.
When should I get my cash?
Typically, most banks will load
their ATMs with extra cash when
word of an approaching storm
is received. However, many ma-
chines still subject the user to a
"daily limit" of between $200 and
$500. And, remember, one Other
important issue. Just like card
processing equipment, ATMs rely
upon electricity to do their job.
Since the storms of 2004 and
2005, many banks have equipped
their branches with generators,
both permanent and mobile.
Check with your local office to
determine if they have the capa-
bility to. support their facility in
the event electrical service is in-
terrupted. Many branches of Sea-
coast are now equipped with per-
manent generators, while others
have been outfitted with external
electrical fittings that allow a large
portable generator, on wheels, to
be hauled to the branch and acti-
vated within hours of a disaster.
What about access to my mon-
ey? Banks function independently
and, for the most part, make their
own decision as to when they will
close their doors in the event of

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Caloosa belle/Pany urant
Seacoast National Bank will try again to present a hurricane
preparedness seminar. There are many important things to
remember and plan for before a hurricane strikes - in par-
ticular, anyone with medical needs who requires a caretaker
needs to register for the local Persons with Special Needs
Shelter at West Glades Elementary School. Look for Hendry
County's new weather. Pictured from left: Billy Dean from
Glades Media, Seacoast Senior Vice President and Big Lake
Regional Manager Jon Geitner, Red Cross Glades Branch
Manager for the Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter Debbie
McDuffie, the Florieda Department of Health's Regional Plan-

ning Consultant Bob Kosiba
Manager Clyde Aiken.

an emergency. Many follow the
standards used by the local school
systems while others, recognizing
their increased responsibilities in
times of crisis, will work to extend
their hours of operation to meet
the needs of the local communi-
ties. Seacoast National Bank has
a long history of staying open for
business, while under hurricane
warnings, to help meet the finan-
cial needs of its customers.
What about my deposits? One
of the lessons learned as a result
of 9/11 was the critical need to
be able and transmit customer
checks, between 'banks, .with-
.out having to rely on the physi-
cal movement of the paper. The.
"Check 21" legislation, approved
in 2002, allowed for the imaging
of checks in order to allow for
their movement between clear-
ing houses without the need for
the original document to be pre-
sented for payment. Today, most
banks create an electronic image
of your check immediately upon
presentment at the teller window.
This allows them to then collect
your funds without having to rely
upon physical transport, which

Educational Briefs

FCAT scores
at West Glades
Parents of West Glades School
students in grades 4-8 may come
by the school office Monday-
Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to pick
up FCAT scores and information
for the Spring 2008 assessment.
These scores were released the
week of June 9. Parents may also
access these scores using Parent-

FCAT scores ready at
Country Oaks
Country Oaks Elementary
School FCAT Scores are here. You
may pick them up in the office
anytime between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Thursday:
Staff looks forward to seeing you
on August 14, from 9 a.m. to 11

a.m., for Open House. You will
get to meet your teachers and get
bus information.
They also have supply lists in
the office and the WalMart in Le-
high and Clewiston have copies
also. Thank you and have a safe

Apply for RCMA
childcare now
The following RCMA child care
centers are now accepting appli-
cations for children six weeks old
to five years old:
LaBelle CDC, SR 29 863-674-
4510; Mira Verde CDC 863-674-
4104; Krome CDC Cowboy Way
863-674-4515; Glades West CDC
863-612-0783 and New Begin-
ning 863-675-4266.
'Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income

and Seacost LaBelle Branch

can be subject to interruption in
times of a local emergency.
Finally, how safe is my mon-
ey? At all times, the full faith and
credit of the federal government,
through its insurance arm, FDIC
(in the case of national banks),
continues to insure your deposits
up to the current limits. If you are
unsure as to your own individual
coverage, see your local bank for a
full explanation since the amount
of coverage can vary depending
upon the form(s) of ownership.
Keep in mind that the entire
banking system, like most indus-
try today, is heavily dependent
upon electricity. You should do
your best to plan in advance and
not let emergency financial man-
agement go until the last minute.
Above all, be prudent and remove
only enough cash to get you
through 3 to 5 days, being sure
to safeguard both your cash and
your person in the process.
If you have additional ques-
tions, contact your local branch
manager. In LaBelle, Seacoast
National Bank is managed by
Clyde Aiken, who can be reached
at 863-675-2300.

tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-

LES FCAT scores
-To the parents of LaBelle Ele-
mentary School 4th and 5th grade
FCAT score reports are now
available in the school office. You
may pick up your child's FCAT
report at the office between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday.

Public Issues Forums:
Join the discussion!

Resultados de FCAT
A los padres de La Escuela
LaBelle que tienen sus hijos en
cuarto y en quinto grado se les
anuncia que pueden retirar los
resulatdos del examen FCAT de
lunes a jueves desde las 8:00 a.m
hasta las 5 p.m.
En la escuela Roble de Campo
(Country Oak) los examenes se
pueden retirar de lunes a jueves
de las 8 a.m alas 4 p.m. El 14
de agosto de las 9 a.m hast a las
11 a.m habrd casa abierta para
que usted conozca los maestros,
pregunte por la lista de tiles es-
colares y saber en cual bus sus
hijos van a viajar.
En la escuela West Glades ya
estan disponibles los reports de
FCAT en la oficina para los niios
de cuarto a octavo grado.
Los siguientes Centros de
RCMA estan recibiendo aplica-
ciones para nifios de seis sema-
nas hasta cinco afios de edad.
El RCMA de la 29 (863-674-4510)
Mira Verde (863-674-4104) Krome
(863-674- 4515) West Glades
(863-612-0783) y Comienzo
Nuevo (863-675-4266). Por favor
traei los documents siguientes:

Talones de cheques, formulario
de impuestos y certificados de
nacimiento de los nifios.
Feria de Seguridad
Una feria de seguridad estuvo
muy exitosa en La Finca Seis Eles
(Six Ls) Operadora #7 en Naples
el 23 de mayo. Los asistentes
vinieron de todas las fincas adya-
centes del Suroeste de Florida.
Hubieron cuatro sesiones de en-
trenamiento donde los asistentes
pudieron participar en exAmenes
de salud y seguridad por parte de
La Consultaci6n de Seguridad del
Suroeste de Florida.
El equipo de Maquinaria Pesa-
da y Seguridad demostr6 la man-
era apropiada de usar fertilizantes
y pesticides mientras que El
Servicio de Emergencias ofreci6
una session de preparaci6n para
huracanes. El Departamento de
Bomberos di6 una demostraci6n
de como instalar un asiento de se-
guridad apropiadamente.
Hubo una competencia de
carreras de tractor con precious de
dinero en efectivo. Los ganadores
fueron: Raymundo Ramirez de La
Finca #7, Pedro Villarreal tambi6n
de La Finca 7 y Cesar Mendez de
La Finca #1. Durante el dia se

FGCU establishes scholarship fund

FORT MYERS, FL- Florida Gulf
Coast University President Wilson
G. Bradshaw and his wife, Jo
Anna recently established a per-
sonally funded endowed scholar-
ship at FGCU that will financially
assist deserving students annually
in perpetuity.
The President and Mrs. Brad-
shaw have generously contrib-
uted $10,000 to establish the en-
dowed scholarship fund that will
generate a $500 scholarship each
year to be awarded to a student
who meets the eligibility criteria.
"Jo Anna and I have estab-

lished this scholarship to assist
deserving students with the cost
of their education here at FGCU.
We hope that in some manner,
this scholarship will make the
promise of a college education a
reality for future students attend-
ing our fine university," said Presi-
dent Bradshaw.
The University will select the
recipients based on the donor-
directed criteria. Recipients of the
scholarship will be full-time, de-
gree-seeking juniors or seniors in
good academic standing at FGCU.
The recipients will have demon-

AARP's 50th birthday puts

On July 1, AARP, the associa-
tion for Americans age 50+, cel-
ebrates'its own 50th birthday. In
the last half-century, AARP has
grown from a collection of index
cards on a California kitchen table
to the nation's largest nonprofit
membership association, with
more than 39 million members.
AARP was founded by Dr. Eth-
el Percy Andrus, the first Califor-
nia female high-school principal
and a leading educator. Moved
by the plight of retired California
teachers who were barely surviv-
ing with no or very small pension
benefits, Andrus founded the Na-
tional Retired Teachers Associa-
tion. Eleven years later, she found-
ed AARP, which was dedicated to

promoting independence, dig-
nity and purpose for mid-life and
older Americans. Fifty years later,
the association's goals remain the
AARP is not only working
with the 50+ generation but all
generations to create positive
change on topics such as afford-
able healthcare and financial se-
curity. Recently, AARP has joined
with national business and labor
groups to create the Divided We
Fail movement (www.dividedwe-
fail.org) to help Americans im-
prove access to affordable health
care and to create better tools to
achieve lifetime financial security.
To better break through Wash-
ington gridlock and spur action,

strated civic engagement above-
and beyond the University's re-
quired community service. Pref-
erence will be given to students
engaged in human and social ser-
vices activities. Examples include
soup kitchens, community food.
drives. Meals on Wheels, Habitat
for Humanity, homeless shelters,
senior centers, Hospice care, Big
Brothers and Sisters, English lan-,
guage tutors, and other social ser--
vice projects.
For more information, contact
senior director of Advancement
Judie Cassidy at (239) 590-1058.

it at that age
the movement is collecting pledg-
es from Divided We Fail voters,
collecting Americans' true-life sto-
ries about financial security and
health care, waging an intensive
national advertising and political
action campaign, and reaching
out to ordinary Americans.
Today AARP is building on
past successes and creating new
legacies for the future. AARP's vi-
sion is a society in which where
all are able to grow older with
dignity, choice and purpose,
reaching to fulfill their goals and
dreams. AARP is looking forward
to another 50 years of distinction,
excitement, and positive change.

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dieron rifas. Gracias a la generosi-
dad de Las Compafifas Quimicas
Syngenta, Balgas y AgraQuest se
pudo realizar la feria. Los orga-
nizadores esperan tener otra feria
el otro afio debido al 6xito de la
EJ 19 de junio El Centro Infan-
til de RCMA localizado en Mira
Verde recibi6 credenciales a nivel
national por su excelente cuida-
do de nifios.
El premio de La Comisi6n Na-
cional de Cr6ditos para los pro-
gramas de Cuidado y Educaci6n
Temprana ha confirmado el re-
conocimiento del centro. Bajo
la direcci6n de la coordinadora
Lupe Stroud, el centro prove cui-
dado infantil antes y despu6s de
la escuela a mas de 60 nifios.
Los nifios que asisten' a lost
centros de RCMA reciben cono-:
cimientos b6sicos para su crec-
imiento y educaci6n incluyendo
habilidad motora, social, alfabet-
izaci6n, higiene y el aprendizaje
del Idioma Ingl6s como una pri-
oridad ya que los nifos Ilegan a
los centros con el Espafiol como
su primer Lenguaje hablado en la
casa con sus padres.

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brown & white, in Okeecho-
bee, small, female, Childs
pet (863)634-7515
GOATS - Lost behind Four
Seasons,. 9 goats total,
brown, white & red. If found
please call (863)824-7593
Yellow Lab mix, white w/
cream ears, M, neutered, 45
Ibs., Border Collie mix-black
w/ some white, F, 45 Ibs.
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Please call (772)344-5017

5 month old male puppy.
Free to good home only.
CHICKENS - 5 Females & 1
Rooster. (863)675-0273
Free Dogs to good home,
mixed breeds, 1 blk lab, 1
lab/shepherd. 239-995-7637
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Perdiem - RN Nursing Supervsor
Valid FL RN lic. 5 + yrs. clinical exp. Must have 3 yrs charge or
supervisory status. ACLS PALS reo,
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 Itwo+ 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 of8am- pm Monty- Frieky and 8 am- 12 Noonon
Saturday. This position requires flexible scheduling.
Full time - Respiratory Therapist (Day shift)
CRT or RRT. Must possess a valid FL license. BLS required.
Full time - Outpatient Registration Clerk
2yrs exp in a health care related field pref. Prior exp in registration
or business office functions. Knowledge of medical terminology is a
plus . Must possess excellent customer relations skills.
Per dlem - ER Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a healthcare related field preferred.
Full time - Inpatient/Outpatlent Coder
Must possess knowledge and ability to apply inpatient coding
guidelines. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology and
proficiency in ICD-9 Coding. Must be able to communicate, both
written and orally and maintain confidentiality of all patient
information. Acute care hospital experience preferred.
Full time - Mammographer/Radlographer
Must be ARRT registered with a valid FL License to practice
Radiologic Technology.
Full time- Housekeeping Supervisor
Threeyears exp. in a hospital or related field preferred. Will perform
daily functions of the housekeeping department to ensure cleanliness
and Infection control. Will require work on days and weekends.
Full time - Food Service Director/Clinical Dietitian
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field
required: Master's Degree preferred. Either registry eligible
or a Registered Dietitian (RD) of, the American Dietetic
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US Sugar is coming to Labelle on Saturday, July 19 to
interview candidates with excellent administrative skills.

We are seeking candidates that are proficient in at least
two of the following:

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Previous office
experience is a big plus along wth good organizational

You may have seen in the news that US Sugar may be
sold to the South Florida Water Management Districtso
the land can become part of the Everglades restoration.
However, the transition period given to our company is
six years. Therefore, we are still in business as usual for
several more harvesting. In addition, there are propo-
sals for extensive retention bonuses for those employ-
ees who stay until the end. We are currently recruiting
for the following full time positions with benefits.

Please join us Saturday, July 19 from 10:00 to 3:00 at
the Dallas Townsend AG Center, 1085 Pratt Avenue in
Labelle. You may also email or fax your resume to the
below contact info.

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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A.H.H. TRUCKING Looking for
the best drivers for OTR.
Good pay. No slackers
HAIRSTYLIST for upscale sa-
lon. Also private studio
available (863) 675-4443

Experience pref'd. Bilingual
Spanish/English pref'd. Com-
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benefits. Fax resume to
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170 S Barleld Hwy Ste 103
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You may have seen in the news that US Sugar may be
sold to the South Florida Water Management District so
the land can become part of the Everglades restoration.
However, the transition period given to our company is
six years. Therefore, we are still in business as usual for
several more harvesting. In addition, there are propo-
sals for extensive retention bonuses for those employ-
ees who stay until the end. We are currently recruiting
for the following full time positions with benefits.

Please join us Saturday, July 19 from-10:00 to 3:00 at
the Dallas Townsend AG Center, 1085 Pratt Avenue in
Labelle. You may also email or fax your resume to the
below contact info.

Fax 863-902-2886
Apply on line at www.ussugar.com

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Instruction 420
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284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
Fax: (863)675-5793

How do you find a Job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

NFL Sunday Ticket
Now Available!
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How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It in the

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


Music for all occasions:
weddings, parties,
quinceaneras. 675-1625.

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School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115

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

Package Unit, w/heat, 3 ton
York, never installed, $1450
3 Ton. 2004 model. Excellent
condition in storage. $800
(863)675-3939 LaBelle
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $1150
or best offer. (863)763-3932

WALL MIRROR - antique,
29"x36", 3 sz. gold leaf de-
sign, $65. (863)674-0482

I.ae Clean'

Black/White Photo- John F
Kennedy in a limo on a mili-
tary base, 5x7, framed, $500
(863)697-8003 leave msg

Appliances For Sale, Like new,
stove, washer & dryer, $300
for all, or will separate
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $47
DRYER - Electric. $150
DRYER - Roper, good condi-
tion, works great, $100.
DRYER, ESTATE - 5 speed,
great condition, $50. Call
George Foreman family sized
counter top grill, like new, in-
cludes drip trays & cook
book, $30 (863)763-7609
ICE MAKER - Kitchen Aide,
Stand Alone. Like new! 6
mo. old. White. Paid $1300,
Asking $700 (863)697-1193
MICROWAVE - Stainless Steel,
Large, turn table, inside light
Like new $75 or best offer
(863)763-2763 leave msg
Side. $150 (863)675-6685
after 5pm
REFRIGERATOR - side by side
beige, $200 or best offer.
top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $200 (954)675-4814
STOVE - Magic Chef, white,
fair condition, w/raised metal
flat top burners, digital read
out. $70 (863)634-4137
daire, white, exc. dond.,
$300 for both.
WASHER & DRYER - Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $299 for both
capacity. Heavy duty. Like
new. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)763-3932
good cond., $200 for set.
will sell sep. (863)675-1664
or (352)-636-1983
pool, commercial grade, su-
per capacity. $400.
WASHER - Roper. $75
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

MOWER - Rally mod. CT
1238, engine/trans good.
Needs deck. $100.

BICYCLE - Mens 27", Murray,
$25 (863)763-2958
MOUNTAIN BIKE - mens, 27",
$40. (863)634-8880

CREASE!" 20x30x12 $4300.
25x40x14 $6890. 30x50x14
$7900. 35x56x16 $11,500.
40x60x16 $14,900.
50x140x19 $41,600.
60x100x18 $32,800. Pio-
neer since
1980 ..(800)668-5422.
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.

sheets) 3/4", pre oiled, ve-
neer on one side, $1500 or
best offer (863)824-0480
new 5 Base, 7 Wall. Light
Maple? $350/neg.
WINDOWS (6) - Certified, will
pass code. $75 for all, will
sell separately.

BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
$20 (863)675-7306 /
CAR SEAT & Stroller - Evenflo,
Matching. * Asking $60
brand - excellent condition
have manuals black & gray
$80. (863)467-1897
CRIB - White w/ White Chest,
Chest. High Chair, Stroller, &
other Baby Items. $250 will
sep. 863-763-0141 after 6p

Mobile & Changing Pad. $40

10 VCR Tapes of the original
Star Trek series some have
never been opened.
$25 863-675-6214

-I^ar len!^

Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $500 (863)674-0502
asking $5000 or best offer
(863)697-2054 after 6pm

DELL P4 - 2.6 ghz, 1 gb ram,
dvd ram, w/new 19" flat-
screen. $385
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$30 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681
Lexmark 1200 series, new
ink included. $30

5 piece dinette set, by Ashley,
oak wood, iron base, Paid
$1400 will sell for $300
BABY CRIB - White baby crib
and diaper changer, in excel-
lent condition. $100.
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
CAPTAINS BED - with 6 draw-
ers and bookshelf built in.
Mattress 'included $45.
Chest, dresser, canopy bed set
up with frpme, no mattress
or box spring, good cond.
$300 neg. (863)763-6296
$35. (863)824-8703
large, $100 or best offer.
new, palm tree design, pd
$1600, will sell for $600.
DESK - Antique, wood,
w/chair. $100
DINING TABLE - Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
DRESSER - 2 large drawers &
2 small drawers, $75 or best
offer (863)357-3633
DRESSER - White, 6 drawer
w/mirror, good condition.
$35 (863)634-4137
ELECTRIC BED - Hospital bed
w/no rails, used for only 2
months. $400
Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$120 Call 863-634-4202
Maghony, 6'x40", perfect
cond., incl. 19" TV, $200.
Call 863-675-0410
solid oak, excellent condi-
tion,$300. (863)675-7555
FAN SET - has baseball
theme, also 2 tables includ-
ed, $35 (863)612-0647
Full size bed on rollers, like
new, One owner $325
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm
FUTON - oak, great condition,
w/extra thick matress, $100
or best offer. (863)673-3076
LaBelle area
FUTON - oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
size, 4" feather mattress top-
per with cover, $95
green, good condition, $20
ROLL AWAY BED - Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
ROLL TOP DESK - oak, asking
$50 (863)675-0269
center and 6 chairs $600
LaBelle (863) 612-9898
Sierra Nevada Pine solid din-
ing table, 6 chairs, rod iron
accents and upholstery on
chairs $450(863)763-3055
SLEEPER SOFA - double, ask-
ing $65 (863)214-3850
TABLE & CHAIRS - 3 chairs, 2
china cabinets, white w/gold
trim. All for $150
BLE - solid wood, good con-
dition, $75 or best offer
What-not-shelf, all glass
trimmed in Oak wood, top
and bottom lights, $100
chair, 2 end tables & coffee
table, excellent condition.
$400 (863)467-4871
WOOD DESK - 33x65, top le-
gal, letter, 2 pull out drawers,
very good shape, $75

Never fired, excellent condi-
tion $1750.00 LaBelle
MAGNUM 357 - Silver han-

dies, 1 owner, 6 bullet barrel.
$1100 or best offer.
Will Trade - 24" Bull Barrel
never fired 2x10 Scope
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822

Powerful deep cleaning
C m� ,truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp./Locally owned & Operated

COLOR TV - 32". $30
TELEVISION - 19", Symphon-
ic, color, good picture. $25
Television- 57" Sony rear pro-
jection, Good condition w/re-
mote, Silver, Reduced $500
(863)763-2763 leave msg
TV, SONY - 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139

COKE ZERO (2) - Daytona, 2
days, 7/4 & 7/5, Roberts
Tower. $300 (863)697-3556

EXERCISE BIKE - Life Styler,
upright, wind resistant, rarely
used. $110 (863)675-3451
TOTAL GYM 3000 - like new
condition, $500.
TREADMILL - Image 16.0,
power incline, 5 program,
pulse sensor for heart, folds
up. $200 (863)634-0779

HOSPITAL BED - goes up &
down on both sides of bed,
$100. (863)612-0647 .
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition.
$750 863-983-4940

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Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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aid if qualified - Job place-
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
BB Simon- brown/black gator
skin belt w/ authentic crys-
tals & buckle, 34" $300 neg.
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
CARPORT - Frame & Canvas.
Big enough for a pickup.
$150 (863)677-1742
Church Pews- 15 in all, wood-
en with top and bottom
cushions, 12 ft. $2,250 or
will separate (863)610-0165
FENCE POSTS - treated, 4",
80+, good condition, $250
will sell separately.
FORKLIFT - 1952 Clark, runs,
needs hydraulic work. $1500
or best offer (863)675-3741
Craftsman, 1/2 hp, screw-
drive, new, in original box.
$150 (863)675-3451
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
Golf Cart Club Car, good con-
dition, double seats and top,
white, $1300 or best offer
(812)989-3022 anytime
Golf Cart Club Car- White,
Single seat
$800 (863)697-3299
Call For details
Kegerator - Haler Brewmaster
beer dispenser, excellent
condition, $500
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PARTY TABLES (10) - whie,
fold up & 100 chairs, $800
or best offer. (863)763-8289
Pop-Up Canopy- meets fire
codes, white, 10x10, $150
(561)339-8039 or
Propane Deep Fryer- double
basket $650 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
Propane Grill- stainless steel,
5 ft, $1400 (561)339-8039
or (561)718-9265
$3,500 CALL 863-357-6642
ANYTIME. $3500/firm.

Casio Priva keyboard, brown,
has instruction and music
book, rarely used, $150
(863)763-5843 after 2 pm

AKC SMALL dogs: Toy Fox
Terrier, Japanese chin, Af-
fenpincher 863-675-1571 '
$50 each
COCKATIEL Homebred, ask-
ing $25 (863)634-8863
DWARF RABBIT - Netherland,
blue eyed, white. $20
RABBITS - Male & Female,
Breeding pair w/cage & 2 Off
Spring. $150

PROJECTOR - Vintage 16mml,
Revere Brand, good condi-
tion, $75 or best offer

HOT TUB - Duet by Vita Spa, 2
person, self contained, grey
granite finish w/10 jets, exc
cond. $500 (863)763-7875


Farm Property -
Rent 925
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Always Renting? 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo! Buy
a 3bd 2ba Home only
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
8%apr! For Listings
(800)815-4392 ext. 1281.

Comrca Propert
Sale 1010

days, 7/4 & 7/5, front
stretch, rows 39 & 40. $600
will sell sep (863)261-6849

30 GAL 13hp air compressor
new must see - Ingersall-
rand tank honda motor. Cell
only available before twelve
midday. S2500/neg.
8 6 3 ) 9 8 3 - 1 8 6 7
DRILL BIT - concrete for Ig.
Bosch hammer drill, 7/8",
brand new, pd $52, sell $20.
FUEL TANK - 1000 gallon, no
leaks, good condition, $750.
Call 941-320-4600
GENERATOR - Briggs & Strat-
ton, 5250 continuous watt-
age cap, 7350 max surge
watts. $300 (239)826-8469
GENERATOR - Diesel, 5 kw,
120/240. $2500.
delivered. $3450
Apex Model 1270, used
twice, works perfectly, ex-
tras. $350 (863)599-8286
new. $60 (863)467-7589

32 MOVIES + More - Sharp
Hi-Fi Stereo 4 Head VCR 3
years old $50.



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

Leather. Brand new. $150
gelded shots not broke
650/or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE - 8 yr old.
mare. Great companion or
trail horse. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)484-0504
SADDLE - 14�" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With -silver. Asking
SADDLE - Bob Marshall endu-
rance saddle, very good con-
dition. $800 (863)697-1330
Neck, dual axle, $1,100. Call


- 46" Cut Hydro Drive New
belt/blades. $350/neg.
$1800. (239)357-5111 or
JOHN DEERE - Mod 935, 3 cyl
diesel, 5' front mower, runs
good. $3000 or best offer
LAWN MOWER - John Deere -
21" 3-speed, self-propelled,
mulching mower w/optional
bag. $100. (239)826-8469
MOWER - 26 HP Diesel Deutz-
Allis with 7 foot King Kutter
finish mower $4000.
RIDING MOWER- 18 hp, 42".
$200 (863)763-4475
$200 (863)675-6685 After
RIDING MOWER - Scag, 52"
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
(863)517-2077 (LaBelle)
WEEDEATER - Battery, .new.
$60 (863)467-7589

Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-1i 2pm & every
Tuesday- 11am. 763-3127

Rentals |

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses - Rent920

Sale 1010

LABELLE: Private 1br, furn or
unfurn, $600/mo, inclds satel-
lite TV, W/D, Refrig, new
CA/Heat, (239)370-8532

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-

510 New Market Rd. Prime
property, vacant lot

St., 3br, lba, $800/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551
LEHIGH ACRES - Country Club
Est., Joel Blvd, Condo, 2br,
1ba, Fla room, screen porch,
pool, Adult 55+, $650/mo
Marigold Real Estate, Donna
Cavender, Realtor,
(239)368-3200 or
(239)369-4890 eves.

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext

R/e&a ra

.- 605/MO
Income Restricted
284 Bryan Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935
Fax (863)675-5793
Lovely, Large 3BR/2BA-
CBS Home in Port LaBelle
Close to the Middle School
Available 1st week of July
1st month &1 mo. security
plex, Ig. living rm., fully car-
peted, laundry/storage, city
water & septic, Ig. yard, non-
smkg. env., no pets, ref's &
1 yr. lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392
2 ba house, No Pets,
Non-smoking environment.
Margaret Barber Real Estate.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614

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

When doing those chores
Is doing you in, It's thne
to look for a helper In
the classlfleds.

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

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

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

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
Iorida Keys. Call Sunshine
Key at (305)872-2217 or
visit www.RVontheGo.com.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale0l5
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

farm, beautiful MH, 20x25
garage, 12x20 building,
fenced & cross fenced, cur-
rently has livestock, huge
BBQ decks, must see!
$220,000 (954)275-6436

1000+ Homes Must Be
Sold! Free Catalog
(800)616-6716 USHo-
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi-
nancing Refs Available!
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For
Listings & info
(800)815-4392 ext. 1207.
garage, 1,600 sq. ft., 2
screened porches, boat
launch ramp, full bsmt
w/concrete floor, 200 ft. to
river by canal, quiet neigh-
borhood. $500. mo.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
w/dining rm, perfect starter/re-
tirement home, located in a
cul-de-sac w/fenced in yard,
Int recently painted, tile floors
throughout, new furnace Laun-
dry room. (863)885-1317

$1000 down, $155 per month,
Owner financed
Just reduced $30,000
Fantastic neighborhood nes-
tled along the river in Historic
Ft Denaud. Secluded entry
thru acres of orange groves.
Deed restricted, Lot is
cleared and partially filled.
Health issue forces sale.
Price $88,000. Call

131+/- Acres of property in
Worth County, GA. Mix of
woods and open land...
$2000 per acre. Owner Fi-
nancing Available. Norn's
Bishop Realty, LLC
Colorado Ranch Foreclosures
100 Acres just $59,900 Oth-
er ranches available Year-
round roads, access to
utilities. Excellent Financing
Available. (866)696-5263
X.4289 www.FLIoves-
How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
$24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
GA/SC Border. Excellent fi-

JUST $39,900 Lake Gunters-
ville, Scottsboro AL. Marina,
gated entrance, u/g utilities.
Buy now, build later! Excel-
lent financing available!
(877)917-5253 x 4270
- Property NOW IS THE TIME
TO BUY! Views- Streams -
Homes - Cabins - Acreage
Call for FREE Brochure.
(800)642-5333 REALTY OF
MURPHY www.realtyofmur-
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)275-0442.

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)

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erties Visit: www.AS-
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DOCKABLE! 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
(888)792-5253, x1892.

Mobile Homes

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

glass, 4 Steps/3x3 landing. 2
hand rails. Okeechobee de-
livery. $200 (863)357-0504

DW 3/2 partially furnished,
2004 model, stone fireplace,
storage shed, nice neighbor-
hood. $900. 239-560-4850
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE :-2br single wide,
remodeled, oak trees & Ig.
deck. $150/wk + $200 dep
LABELLE: 2br single wide,
remodeled, oak trees & 1g.
deck. $150/wk + $200 dep
LABELLE - 3 br, a/c, shed.
$600/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or cats! Between
8am-8pm (863)673-4328
LaBelle - 3BR/2BA singlewide,
new carpet, a/c, $175 wk. +
$200 dep. (863)
on 2.5 acres, $130 wk +
security. 863-675-0218
PALM DALE - mobile home,
2br, $325/mo + utilities.
SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
863)517-1153 or

Mobil Hom

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, lomamos su trailer
por una traila nueva de zona
3 para mas intormacion
Ilame 863-675-8888
MONTURA, Super Clean, Late
model DW, 1 1/4 acre corner
lot on paved rd. New appl.,
. Titled fir., Priced to sell,
won't last long. $94,200.
Owner 863-673-5071
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
/2 acre lot. $74,900.-Low
down payment. Easy credit
approval. 675-8888
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. Large
2br/2ba doublewide on '/2
acre lot in excellent setting.
Lease to own, $3,000 down
No credit needed. Call Kenny
at 673-4325
NO MONEY DOWN if you have
your own lot. Easy financ-
ing, low monthly payments.
3 and 4 bedroom homes
Packete complete casa movil
y terreno 3/2 banos a solo
$74,900. Llama
PIONEER - 2/2 acres, 2 yr. old
MH, -3BR/2BA, above ground
pool & shed, $125,000. Call
(863) 673-4998
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
(863) 675-8888
Used 3/2 Zone IIl DW $39,900
on your lot or ours. Very low
down payment, easy credit
approval 863-675-8888
WHY RENT..When you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneoue 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

ALUMINUM BOAT - 18ft, trail-
er, 55hp engine, everything
runs, works good. $2000
BASS BOAT - Nautique, 1
owner, loaded, orig. title,
mint cond., $5,000.
(561)262-1390 .

W/trailer, New Floornew
starterAlternator, Batteries
and More Boat has less then
350 Hours. $4500/neg.
GHEENOE 151/ Ft. w/25hp,
Tohatsu Engine, Push/Pull
Steering & Trailer.
$2500 863-234-1226 or
da 15hp power tilt, galv trlr,
trolling motor, other extras
$4100 (863)634-0815
KAYAK - Eddlyline Wind Danc-
er 17', w/rudder. Good con-
dition, New over $2500 sell
for $400 (863)467-0085
1965 - '99 15HP Suzuki OB,
troll motor, Gal.trailer.Big,
deep, good condition. $795.
SAILBOAT - Cape Dory 24 ft,
freshly painted. $3200
863)234-1226 or
ULTRA INBOARD 1973 - 24 ft
Needs newmotor has trailer
$1000/or best offer.

OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999

SEADOO GTI '96 - 3 seater,
$2000 or best offer
(863634-0830 or
863 357-7480

BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $300
Mooci les 3030

Continental motorcycle trailer
galvanized, 2 bike capacity
with ramp, $500
per Glide, 1450cc, 100th An-
niversary Edition, 5000
miles, like new. $8,900 or
best offer (863)946-6639
Sportster 1995 - Less than
18K w/extra's. $3700 Call
(863)675-7622 after 3pm
SCOOTER, '60 - $4,000.
HONDA CB750 FOUR '77 -
Lots of new parts, asking
$700 .or best offer
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 - new
motor, chain, sprockets,
tires, clutch, $1800 or best
offer (863)634-6966
SUZUKI 250 OZARK, '04 -
$1500. (863)634-3049
of upgrades. $3500
YAMAHA VIRAGO 750, 1995 -
New tires, saddlebags,
$1,800. Call 863-763-3599

HONDA 450 FOREMAN 2003 -
27" ITP wheel and tire kit,
winch 78 hours $2500.
250R, been in storage less
than .10 hrs., mint cond.,
$3500 neg. (863)697-8056
ATV, needs battery, Best of-
fer over $700.
(305)299-1203 LaBelle area
- 49 cc's. 800 mis. Approx.
85mpg. $1000
POLARIS 500 2006 - od green
4x4 cargo box $4800/or
best offer. (239)222-5710
POLARIS RANGER - 6x6, lift
bed, as new condition, New
$13,237, Selling for $8500
2004 - Yamaha 4-wheeler ,
250cc 2x2, BearTracker
less than 200 miles. Excel-
lent condition. Call anytime
at 870-820-1563. $2500.

Trve Taier 33

Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2200 neg..(863)763-8289


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

1991 Chevy S-10 Pick-up, V6,
5 speed, black, good condi-
tion, $1,100 or best offer.
(812)989-3022 anytime
1998 Chevy Pick-up, automat-
ic, ColdA/C, white, good
condition, $2,200
(812)989-3022 anytime
2000 Ford Explorer, power
windows, power locks, stan-
dard transmission, cold A/C,
$1,650 neg. (863)763-0859

BUICK LESABRE '96 - asking
$3000 (239)324-3313
BUICK LESABRE '98 - needs
body work, runs good, AC
not working but fixable $700
as is (863)357-2413
BUICK REATTA '90 - Sports
car,2 sweater, black, new
tires, brakes & struts, needs
TLC $950 (863)763-7931
CAMERO RS '86 - V8, needs
fuel pump, $500 or best of-
fer (863)801-9394 after 5pm
all power, cold AC, new paint,
runs great, $2500
LINCOLN, '94 - 108k mi., a/c,
radio, tires fair, good condi-
tion, $2500. (863)763-8391
Good shape, good tires,
$2,500/best offer. Call
- 105k mi, white, 18 rims.
$3400 or best offer
Police Impounds for Sale! 96
Honda Accord $500! 95 VW
Jetta $800! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.

runs $1400 (863)234-1226
or (239)823-2587

needs work, $1500.
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.
$2200 (863)233-9631

EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $700 or best offer

3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4950 (239)895-7298

1993 Chevy Camero driver
side airbag, $300 neg
75 gallon, w/filter, meter &
elec pump, new cost $950,
selling $550 (941)320-4600
CAMPER TOP - White Fiber-
glass. Fits full size Ford
F-150. in LaBelle $250.
CAR DOLLY - New tires &
wheels, new fenders, lights,
straps & fresh paint. $750 or
best offer (863)697-9704
CHEVY MOTOR '98 - 5.7 Liter
Vortec, fits '96-'99 w/out
modification, only 50k miles.
$900 (863)801-3885
for 300-315 hp Dodge
Truck/Marine Engine. New.
$325 for all. (863)610-1120
MAG RIMS - for Chevy,
chrome, 15", $150 or best
offer. (863)763-1358
NERF BARS - Westin, black,
fits 04-08 Toyota Tacoma
dbl cab. $200
OIL COOLER - Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
bed, 12ft, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)673-3076
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
le alloy rims, Nitto tires,
250. (863)634-9696
RIMS & TIRES - Venentti,
w/like new tires, 5 lug, $350
RIMS & TIRES 20" Chrome -
Came off of 05 F-150
$1700/or best offer.
TIRES (4) - Pirelli 225/6018,
asking $50 (863)763-8980
TOOL BOX - for full size truck
bed, $100 or best offer.
4x4, overhauled, $800 or
best offer. (863)467-8856
TRUCK BED - 12' utility bed,
Reading, $1,500 or best of-
fer. Call 863-673-5891
WHEELS - Chevy Silverado,
new, slotted gray steel, 16",
8 lug, center. caps & lug
nuts, $200. (561)573-3499

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CHEVY 3500 '92 - cab &
chassis new tires, runs
great, $2000 or best offel
DODGE 1500 '99 - Quad cab,
5.9 motor, 2wd, auto, 124K,
needs AC work, chrome tool
box $3000 (863)801-5801
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $1800 (863)763-6216
FORD F150 '01 - V6, Ext cab,
stick, great cond., 79K, good
AC, all power, $5000
(239)289-7637 Must Sellll
FORD RANGER 1988, Did run.
Needs starter, or great for
parts. Selling due to health
$300 Firm. (863)467-8114
FORD RANGER, '98 - Super-
cab, 2 dr, 5 spd. manual,
a/c, radio, air bags, bedliner,
towing pkg. low mileage,
$4,000. (863)674-0482
MAZDA B3000 PICK UP '94 -
V6, manual trans, extended
cab. $500 or best offer

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Pbic Noti

BID NUMBER: 2008-30
OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 11, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bils will be lrceivad Iby the loard of C nilly C lissIIi Ieis of lendry
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A copy of the Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry County Purchasing
Department, located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up), Post Office
Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling (863) 675-5220 or
(863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to sell the property, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any ser-
vices. The County reserves the right tO reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sult of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best
interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place.
Ja t B. Taylor, hair
280583 CB/CN 7/3/08

There will be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday. July 9,
2008 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in Ihe Commission-
ers Board Room, located at481 W Hickpochee Avenue in LaBelle.
Al interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or (863) 983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, lie/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, wlnch record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board ol County Commissioners, Hendry County
279987 CB/CN 7/3/08

Notice is herdby given that the Hendry County Public Safety Coordinating Council
will hold a meeting on Friday, July 11, 2008, at 10.00 A.M., at the Hendry County
Staff Conference Room,. st Floor, 165 S. Lee Street, Room A-118, LaBelle. Flori-
da. The meeting is open to the public, The meeting site is accessible by the
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florda
280548 CB/CN 7/3/08

The regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County,
Florida, scheduled for July 8, 2008, will be held at 5:00 p m., at the Harlem Civic
Center, 2000 7th Street, Clewiston, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County Florida
Janet B aylor, Chair
280534 CB/CN 7/3/08

SportI Utilty 4 1

A/C. Runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (239)324-2148
runs good, 5 new tires, bat-
tery, sunroof & much more.
$2000 neg (863)467-8184
JEEP CHEROKEE '91 - 3 1/2
lift, manual trans, '05 4.0 en-
gine not in, fair condition.
800 (239)369-4235

Pace, white, side door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2400
neg. (863)763-8289
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
axle, solid steel, $750

CHEVY VAN '86 - white, short,
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans,
ood tires, good work van,
800 (863)253-1777
CHEVY VAN G20, '90 - runs
good, seats 12-14 passen-
gers, $1250 or best offer.
Sleeps 4 or would make a
great work van. $2100
(863)599-1290 Clewiston
KIA SEDONA 2002 - Green,
Asking $2500 or best offer.
KIA SEDONA EX 2002 - As-is,
1 owner $2500/or best of-
fer. (863)675-7878

Public Nolices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Notice Is hereby given that the Cm-
munity Action Advisory Board has
scheduled their Finance Committee
meeting Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 6
PM and will mmediatelybe followed
by the Board Meeting at 7 PM at the
Hendry County Satellite Office at 100
East Paso Ave.,Clewiston, Florida.
This was the old Health Department
Building. The meeting is open to the
ublc and the site is accessible by te
Community Action Advisory Board
Joyce Adams, Chairperson
280766 CB/CN 7/3/08


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Submitted photo/Nikki Yeager

Kiwanis presents check to LES
Kiwanis' Nikki Yeager, far right, presents check to LES Reading Academy's Mar-
garet England, left, and Alana Anderson, center. On behalf of the students at-
tending the LaBelle Elementary School "3rd Grade Reading Academy," thank
you to Kiwanis for their generous donation of $150. The funds were used to
enhance the reading program with incentives and a celebration for the stu-
dents for their attendance and hard work. This is the second year Kiwanis has
given their support to this program. Thank you again. Alana Anderson, Lead

Fathers Fastpitch team

takes third at state

Panthers Fastpitch is a competitive girls
fastpitch softball team based in Felda. With
players from Felda (3), LaBelle (6), Clewiston
(3), Moore Haven (1) and Immokalee(1).
The team plays in tournaments around
the state to improve their skills against the
best competition. The players work hard with
plans of playing in high school and for some
even college one day.
After a long, hot and sometimes rainy
three days in Fort Myers, the Panthers came
out with a third place finish at the I.S.A. "B"
State Championships. Although the finish is
not what the team was hoping for, the coach-
es and parents were extremely proud of the
girls. The Panthers showed something that all
successful people display, mental toughness
when things were not going their way.
Through rain delays, one-run games and

even an extra inning game the Panthers
would just remind themselves of their team
motto, "The one thing you can control is how
hard you play."
Sixteen teams from around the state in the
14u division began the weekend but the Pan-
thers battled and at the end were one of only
three teams left in the tournament, before fall-
ing to eventual state champions the Southern
Shockers by a score.of 4-3.
The Panthers continue to improve at every
turn and are really turning heads around the
state in the 14u division.
Coach Clint Raulerson and the rest of the
coaching staff would like to say thank you to
the parents and fans who came out in the 95
degree heat and rain delays to support the

Submitted photo/Diane Raulerson
Back row from left: Coach George Duckstein, Rachael Reinbott, Kindall Tindall,
Abbie O'Ferrell, Whitney Irey, Sydney Duckstein, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Mandi Perry,
Lexie Pigott, Coach Al Perry and Coach Clint Raulerson. Front row left to right: Al-
lisa Valdez, Emily Navarro, Cory Taylor, Gennifer Raulerson and Meaghan Rauler-
son. Sitting: Kaydence Tindall (team little sister) Not pictured: Coach Paige Raul-
erson and player Kendall Marotti.

Headed to state competition
The LaBelle All-Stars (the Angels are ages 8-10) held a car wash at the U-Save
on Saturday, June 28, to help them on their way to Belleview for the state tour-
nament. Opening ceremonies are July 3 (today) and games begin on July 4. It
is a double elimination tournament.

Sport Shorts

Longhorn Football Speed
Camp and Cheer Camp
The LaBelle Longhorns will be hosting
a football speed camp and cheer camp the
week of July 14th, Monday thru Friday from
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at their field at Davis-
Pratt Park. There is no fee and the camps will
be open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15. For
more information please call Alex at 673-8741
or Myra at 673-2332. The Longhorns will also
be doing sign ups during the camps for their
upcoming season.

Sign up for Cheer and Football
The LaBelle Longhorns are recruiting play-
ers and cheerleaders for their upcoming sea-
son. Sign ups will be Saturdays in the month
of.h ly beginning July 12, from 9:00 until noon
at Winn Dixie and at their field at Davis-Pratt
Park. There will also be sign ups at Fordson
Park on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. until
noon. Boys and girls from ages 5 to 15 are
accepted. Football player fees are $85 and
cheerleader fees are $95.






12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Submitted photo
Every Child A Swimmer
Flora Zimmerly believes that every child can become a swimmer. With the help of assistants
Kim Maddox, Angela Zimmerly and James Maddox over 30 non-swimmers have graduated
for the "Every Child a Swimmer Program" during the first two weeks of this year's-summer
swimming program which began in June. Over 100 students have registered for the pro-
gram. Openings for the July 7-17th sessions are still available. The swimming program is
supported by donations from families, individuals and organizations in the LaBelle area in-
cluding Kiwanis, Hendry/LaBelle Recreation and Masons. The LaBelle Kiwanis Club recently
donated $2,000 to help support "Every Child A Swimmer." To register for classes or donate
to this program contact Flora Zimmerly at 863-675-6375.

Pet Day at Florida Community Bank

Trust Fund

fix dropped
Leaders in the House today
dropped the Highway Trust Fund
fix - an $8 billion transfer from
the General Fund - from the FAA
extension in the face of some iso-
lated pockets of opposition.
The bill was scheduled to
come up on the suspension calen-
dar which is typically reserved for
"non-controversial" legislation.
While the Highway Trust Fund
fix seemed to enjoy broad sup-
port, House leaders did not want
to endanger the "must pass" FAA
extension. The FAA and Airport
and Airways Trust Fund authority
is scheduled to expire on June 30
and the. Sehate still needs to con-
sider the extension. Legislation
brought up under "suspension of
the rules" require 2/3 approval to
While this was a disappoint-
ing result, your calls generated
important awareness that we will
need to capitalize on to get this is-
sue addressed down the road.
Call 888-774-6000 (Pin: 66639)
to be connected to your Repre-
sentatives today.

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3/2/2 E. Sunflower $750/mo
2/2/1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
3/2/1 S. Edgewater $675'
2/2/1 with den E. Palomar $650/mo

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Boys and puppies - always a winning combination Pictured from left: Jacob Sarlan, 4, Wes-
ley Surdam, 6, Alex Surdam, 9. In back Matthew Surdam, 11. The boys got a close up look
at one of the American Red Heeler puppies from Caloosa Humane Society Director Suzanne
Bonnell at the Pet Adoption Day June 25.

SuDmiuea pnotroSusan U. vaugnan
Six-year-old Betty Sparks left
the Pet Adoption Day spon-
sored by Florida Community Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Bank with her very own Jack Besides making this doggy blanket to raffle off for the Ca-
Russell Terrier she named loosa Humane Society, Mary Bartoshuk was on hand at the
"Troy," for a character in Pet Adoption Day event sweltering in her pooch outfit and
"High School Musical." adding to the festive feel of the event.

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