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LaBelle Rotary and Kiwanis
iClubs will sponsor a Candidate
Forum July 17 at 7 p.m. the La-
Belle Civic Center.
Benefit planned for
VFW Post 10100, American
Legion 130 and LaBelle Moose
Lodge 2398 will be working.
together to sponsor a benefit
barbecue "Honoring the Fallen
Sons" of LaBelle.
As the duties were defined
for each civic group at a recent
planning meeting, time was
taken to remind each other that
the efforts these groups are put-
ting forth are in the memory of
Staff Sgt. Robert Strickland and
CWO John Hammett and what
they have given for their coun-
try. This will, undoubtedly, be a
very admirable moment for the
members of these civic groups
as they work together to honor,
these men and their sacrifices.
Organizers also clarified
that all proceeds raised will be
donated equally to the wives
of Staff Sgt. Christopher Strick-
land and CWO John Charles
The benefit will be Saturday,
July 26, at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
at the VFW Hall located next to
the rodeo grounds, on south,
29. Please come out and show
your support and have great
BBQ dinner. Door prizes will
be held during the day, 'along
with other activities to raise do-
Buy dinner tickets at the
door or before the benefit at
all three local clubs, for a do-
nation of $6. Donate directly
to the families through Florida
Community Bank or call 863-
To help with the dinner or.
for information call the Ameri-
can Legion Post 130 - 863-675-
8300, LaBelle Moose Lodge
2398 - 865-675-6255 or the
VFW 10100- 863-675-8008.
Food distribution set
The Hendry County Food
Bank will distribute USDA com-
modities in LaBelle Monday,
July 21, from noon until 3 p.m.
at the Dallas Townsend Build-
ing, 1085 Pratt Blvd.
Hear economic plans
A public meeting of the
Florida's Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative,
Inc., Board of Directors and
Florida's Freshwater Frontier
Board will take place Monday,
July 21, at 10 a.m. at the John
boy Auditorium, 1200 South
W.C. Owen Ave. Clewiston.
The meeting will discuss the ef-
fects of the proposed purchase
of USSC by the state. All inter-
ested persons are invited. One
or more county commission-
ers may be present. For infor-
mation call 8673-385-4900.
Family Film Festival
Here's the schedule for the
free Family Film Festival at La-
Belle Assembly' of God 123
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.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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LaBelle considering major issues
City sets special meeting for July 31
By Patty Brant
The LaBelle Local Planning
Agency and the city commis-
sion will hold a special meeting
July 31 to discuss some very big
pending issues. The meeting is
set for 5:30 p.m. at city hall.
Discussions will include a
proposal for a Walgreens, dis-
cussion on a proposed new Res-
idential Neighborhood Urban
(RNU) zoning designation and a
presentation on the downtown
plan plus special board meeting
The decision to have the spe-
cial meeting was made at the
city's regular commission meet-
ing Thursday, July 10.
South LaBelle Village
South LaBelle Village, the first
development planned for the
huge Paul annexation off SR 29S,
got unanimous approval from
the city commission for ground-
work that will finally allow this
project to go forward as soon as
utilities are available.
This 1,018-acre section is
located south along SR 80 and
adjacent to Helms Road to the
north. At the July 10 meeting, the
commission approved a large
scale Comprehensive Amend-
ment and changed zoning from
Agriculture to Planned Use De-
velopment (PUD). The PUD will
Riverwatch: Opportunity knocks
Riverwatch members and other interested parties intently listened to a July 9 presen-
tation on one possible revamping on the Caloosahatchee River and surrounding area
that could take the sting out of recent economic developments. Pictured from left: Keith
Richter, candidate for State Rep, District 72, Joanna McCasy, Riverwatch Director, Mary
Ruth Prouty, Riverwatch President, Leo Mayne, Riverwatch Director, Mary Rawl, River-
watch Past President and Forest Michael, Landscape Architect, Transystems, Inc.
River has economic strength
By Patty Brant
The Caloosahatchee River
has always been a natural fo-
cus for people in this area and
has an important role to play in
From time immemorial it
was an integral part of the nat-
ural water system that formed
the Everglades. The meander-
ing river was a natural filter
for sheetflow coming from the
north. Water flowed from the
Upper Kissimmee area to Lake
Okeechobee south to create
the River of Grass. That natu-
ral flow was interrupted when
the Caloosahatchee River was
channelized and straightened,
allowing water to flow directly
from the lake to estuaries at
the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic
In recent years, we have
seen the devastation high wa-
ter flows, containing large
amounts of pollutants, have
had on those estuaries and on
the quality of river water itself.
Finding the solution to this
problem has placed environ-
mentalists, civic leaders and
coastal and interior residents at
With the recent announce-
ment of United States Sugar
Corporation's intention to sell
its holdings out to South Flori-
da Water Management District
see great opportunities to re-
store the natural flow of water
to the Everglades.
Forest Michael of Transys-
tems, recently presented his
vision of one possible future
with his CaloosaHatchee River-
way project to the Riverwatch
group. He feels his plan would
enhance navigation, wildlife
habitat and agriculture as well
as benefit the area's people
and the river itself. He made his
presentation at the July,9 River-
His plan includes "building"
five lakes along the river - recre-
ating Lakes Hickpochee, Bon-
net, Flirt and Lettuce, and creat-
ing a two-part lake called "Lake
These lakes would actually
be reservoirs, but would, use
no concrete lining. He said they
would be less expensive than
conventional reservoirs like the
C-43 Reservoir-planned for the
old Berry property west of La-
Belle and would have the add-
ed benefit of providing a better
quality of life for all varieties of
He visualizes Lake LaBelle
as offering opportunities for
camping, restaurant/lodges, re-
tail business and concessions.
There would be high sections
and low sections that would
not accommodate water all
year. The depth would fluctuate
naturally although he estimates
See River - Page 2
United Way raises $180,000
FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 1,
2008) - United Way of Hendry
and Glades announced that the
campaign surpassed its goal
of raising $180;000. This is the
ninth consecutive year that the
campaign has met or surpassed
its goal. Thirty-four United Way
Partner agencies and over
20,000 people in Hendry and
Glades, Counties will benefit,
from the fundraising effort.
Michael Talaga, chair of the.
campaign and Senior Vice-
President for Human Resources.
and Information Technology at
Alico, Inc. said, "The campaign
was a success because of the
generosity of our community.
Despite the difficult economy,
our citizens have shown that
they truly care about their
neighbors and co-workers in
Cliff Smith, President of the
United Way added, "The net-
work' of agencies funded by
the United Way improves the
quality of life for everyone in
our community. Our commu-
nity's needs are great, and the
generous support of many indi-
viduals and companies makes
us able to help more of our
neighbors. The United Way's
collaboration with its partner
agencies makes services avail-
able to the people of Hendry
and Glades Counties."
The top contributors to
this year's campaign include:
Hilliard Brothers $40,000, The
Bonita Bay Group $20,000,
The Hendry County School
District $18,000, Alico $9,000,
Lykes Brothers $5,200, Hendry
County Health Department
$5,100, Southern Gardens &
Citrus $ 4,300, Glades County
School District $4,000, Pavese
Law Firm $5,000, Child Care of
Southwest Florida $ 2,900, Hen-
dry Glades Behavioral Health
Center $2,600, Hendry Cor-
rectional Institute $2,600, South
Florida Water Management
District (Clewiston) $1,750,
First Bank of Clewiston $1,300,
See United - Page 2
allow up to 2,500 residential
units, 220,000 square feet of re-
tail uses, 50,000 square feet of
office uses, 50,000 square feet
of quasi-public, civic and recre-
Access will be from SR 80 and
also from Helms Road.
Paul Pass, Bonita.Bay Group's
Director of Community Rela-
tions, told the board that the
approval was a "major step for-
ward" in this project.
Walgreens is seeking a PUD
to put a free-standing store on
the site of the old Trading Post,
at the northwest corner of SR 80
and Main Street. The first public
hearing was July 10. According
to the plan, part ofYeomans Ave.
would be incorporated into the
parking lot but the city would re-
tain an easement for utility lines
See City - Page 2
earns high grade
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza Schools showing
HENDRY COUNTY -- The
Florida Department of Educa-
tion released highly anticipated
grading scores for all Florida
schools with the Hendry Coun-
ty School District receiving an
overall "B" grade this year.
The district-wide grade is a
marked improvement from last
year's results and represents
the average performance of all
Hendry County schools.
While some schools showed
a slight decline, there were a
number of schools, most nota-
bly in LaBelle, that performed
better than in previous years.
Two A' schools dropped
down in grade, while scores for
four area schools remained un-
changed from last year.
* LaBelle High went from
a 'D' school to a 'C' school
* LaBelle Middle went
from a 'C' school to a 'B'
* Country Oaks Elemen-
tary went from a 'B' school to
an 'A' school
* Clewiston High went
from a 'D' school to a 'C'
* Edward A. Upthegrove
Elementary remained an 'A
* LaBelle Elementary re-
See Grades - Page 2
Egley running for
Robert Egley was born and
raised in Clewiston. He graduat-
ed from Clewiston High School
in 1974. After earning his AA
degree, Egley transferred to the
University of Florida. During
his tenure at the University of
Florida, he played football for
the Florida Gators as a walk-on,
and coached football and base-
ball at Gainesville High School.
Upon graduating from the
University of Florida with his
BS degree, he taught Driver's
Education and Science at New
Smyrna Beach Senior High
School and coached football,
at the high
reer . path
iook him to a
level he nev-
er dreamed Robert Egley
ble. He coached at the college
and professional levels for six
See Egley - Page 2
Submitted photo/United Way
The United Way's collaboration with its partner agen-
cies makes services available to the people of Hendry
and Glades Counties raising $180,000 for local charities
which fall under the Southwest Florida United Way um-
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This artist's rendering of a new CaloosaHatchee Riverway
was unveiled to the folks from Riverwatch at a July 9 presen-
Continued From Page 1
it would average about 6 feet in
There would be some natural
seepage. The lower lake (closer
to river) would hold water most'
of the year while the upper lake
would be dry or marshy part of
With the stoppage of work on
SFWMD reservoir projects and
the sugar deal, Mr. Michael feels
this is a good time to rethink re-
tooling this entire area as it fits
into the big picture and in tune
with how residents see their fu-
The C-43 Reservoir is a single
use structure like the Herbert
Hoover Dike surrounding Lake
Okeechobee, Mr. Michael point-
ed out, and includes a five-story
pump facility and would be sur-
rounded by ditches.
Mr. Michael told the group his
plan involves ecosystem restora-
tion and storm water manage-
ment without neglecting other
needs like agriculture, parks and
eco-tourism. It incorporates both
ecology and the economy.
The plan extends south of the
lake where he would put in a se-
ries of waterways and small lakes
Continued From Page 1
Johnson Engineering $1,200,
Clewiston Wal-Mart' $1,170
and Hendry County Tax Col-
The funds raised during
the United Way Campaign
will support the work of 34 lo-
cal agencies that help friends,
neighbors and co-workers in
Hendry and Glades Counties.
Agencies such as Salvation
Army, Good Wheels, Hen-
dry Glades Behavioral Health.
Center, Child Care df South-
west Florida, Healthy Families
and United Way 211 serve a
diverse range of needs in our
community such as nurturing.
youth and children, strength-
ening families, improving
health and independence for
surrounding the current cities of
Clewiston and Belle Glade. His
idea is to convert some of the ag-
ricultural jobs to tourism-related
work, but agriculture would also
continue in the area.
Keith Richter, candidate for
House District 72 (which em-
compasses DeSoto County and
parts of Charlotte and Lee) was
on hand at the meeting, testifying
to the interest in what happens
to the Caloosahatchee, Lake
Okeechobee and the sugar deal
by west coast dwellers.
Mr. Michael told the group
that the community needs to
talk about options and break the
current mold of thinking, letting
SFWMD and the Department of
Environmental Protection know
what locals want.
Riverwatch's John Capece
agreed that we need to invest in
our natural systems and need to
parallel them with creative agri-
cultural systems. He is in favor of
paying farmers to store water on
He added that we need to
keep events in the larger world
in mind because they also have
a local effect.
Agriculture fills the basic need
of feeding people and cannot be
ignored or shoved off to other ar-
eas that might cause worse prob-
the sick and elderly, helping
the disabled reach their po-
tential and reaching people in
crisis. All of the money do-
nated to United Way stays in
Hendry and Glades.
United Way 211 is a 24
hour free information and re-
ferral service for residents of
Hendry and Glades to human/
social service agencies provid-
ing such things as food, shel-
ter, counseling, employment
assistance, quality child care
In addition to raising funds
for human service organiza-
tions in our community, the
United Way promotes part-
nerships and collaborations
among agencies and initia-
tives, helping them to work
together focusing on issues
and solutions that continue to
Continued From Page 1
running along it. The entrance
located directly at the corner of
SR 80 and Main Street will not re-
City Planner Shellie Johnson
said the building/site will be com-
patible with elements the city is
incorporating into its downtown
Agent for the applicant Rock
Aboujaoude said there are still a
lot of issues to be reconciled be-
fore the project can go forward.
Mayor Paul Puletti said the
project would "endorse the via-
Continued From Page 1
mained an A' school
* Clewiston Middle re-
mained a 'C' school
* Central Elementary re-
mained a'C' school
Schools showing a de-
dropped from an
dropped from an
A' school to a
A' school to a
Scores are based largely on
the results of the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test, as well
as student progress from year to
Continued From Page 1
years. His coaching resume in-
cluded stops at Clemson Univer-
sity, the Arizona Wranglers and
the Chicago Blitz of the United
States Football League (USFL),
the Atlanta Falcons of the Nation-
al Football League (NFL) and Mis-
sissippi State University (MSU).
Egley earned his Masters Degree
in Educational Leadership with a
minor in Curriculum and Instruc-
tion while coaching at MSU.
After being fired four times
in six years as a college and pro-
fessional coach, he decided to
return to his original "calling" as
a public school educator. Egley
began to re-build his career as
a professional educator by serv-
ing as an assistant principal at
the high school and elementary
school level for eight years. He
then returned to Mississippi State
University where he earned his
Doctorate in Educational Leader-
ship with a minor in Curriculum
and Instruction. During his ten-
ure in Mississippi, Egley served
as a principal at the elementary,
middle and high school levels for
seven more years.
In 2001, Egley was lured away
from the K-12 arena to become
an assistant professor in the
Educational Leadership and Cur-
riculum Studies Department at
the University of South Florida
St. Petersburg (USFSP). Egley
taught undergraduate and gradu-
ability of downtown" and become
a part of LaBelle's focus on a
healthy downtown. It would also
dovetail with the veterans memo-
rial planned on the northeast cor-
ner of SR 80 and Main Street.
The commissioners opened
the way for Goodwill Industries
to construct a duplex dwelling
unit with recreational uses at
Capt. Hendry Drive and Sunset
Drive by changing the zoning
from business to Planned Unit
Development. Goodwill Indus-
tries is planning a new thrift store
on the north side of the site, resi-
dential units on,the south end.
The results for the 2007-08
school year demonstrate a strong
showing for the county, espe-
cially for several key schools like
Clewiston High School, which
previously scored an 'F during
the 2001-02 school year.
Since the grading system was
first instituted during the 1998-99
school year, the strongest per-
forming school has been LaBelle
Elementary School, which has
earned seven 'As,' two 'Bs' and a
Other schools consistently
maintaining high scores include
Edward A. Upthegrove Elemen-
tary .in LaBelle -- which has
earned three 'As' and two 'Bs'
since its opening, and Country
Oaks Elementary, also in LaBelle
-- posting four 'As,' four 'Bs' and
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
ate courses in curriculum and
instruction as well as numerous
educational leadership courses
for graduate students. He served
as the interim Chair of the De-
partment and served on a num-
ber of university level commit-
tees. During his tenure at USFSP,
he published 21 research articles,
co-authored a scholarly book on
dealing with marginal employees
and presented his research at 27
conferences at the state, national
and international levels.
In 2005, Egley returned to
Hendry County and became prin-
cipal at Clewiston High School
(CHS). He has made many posi-
tive changes at the school dur-
ing this period. One of his most
memorial accomplishments has
been the academic improvement
of the students. Over a three-year
period, the students, teachers
and administration 'have seen
FCAT scores improve. This year
CHS earned the highest points
ever recorded as measured by
Egley believes he has.the atti-
tude, experience, knowledge and
skills and to lead our schools. He
said he understands that edu-
cational leaders must earn the
trust of the students, parents and
teachers. This trust leads to great-
er commitment. When students,
parents and teachers have high
levels of trust and commitment,
continuous improvements can
be achieved, system-wide.
Robert Egley needs your sup-
port. More importantly, Egley is
asking you for your vote.
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008 3
In recent weeks, probably due
to the economy, there have been
a rash of thefts and burglaries on
the west side of Hendry County.
In an attempt to combat the
increase in property crime, Sheriff
Ronnie Lee created a task force
to patrol the high crime areas.
The first night of patrol, deputies
arrested a man on a warrant for
drug offenses. They also recov-
ered stolen items including a
Tommy Young, 42, was ar-
rested July 10 and charged with
aggravated assault, trespass on
property - armed, robbery with
a firearm and resisting an officer/
obstruction without violence. Cpl.
Horne was arresting officer.
Kelly Maria Delacruz, 4,3was,
arrested July.8.and charged.with.
grand theft -vehicle third degree.
and possession/use of narcotics
equipment. Inv. Robert Archer
was arresting officer.
Victor Roa, 30, was arrested
July 8 and charged with grand
theft vehicle third degree and pos-
session/use of narcotics equip-
ment. Inv. Robert Archer was ar-
Angel Manuel Santiago, 24,
was arrested July 9 and charged
on a warrant for VOP: felony or
community control: Deputy Elver
was arresting officer.
Guillermo Ramirez, 29, was
arrested July 9 and charged with
traffic offense: DUI alcohol or drugs
fourth of subsequent offense,
non-moving traffic violation driv-
ing with a suspended license third
or subsequent offense and fraud/
false ID to a law enforcement of-
ficer. Cpl. D. Davis was arresting
Osvany Ferreiro, 26, was ar-
rested July 9 and charged with
child neglect without great harm
and loitering and prowling on a
Lee County warrant. Deputy Terri
Hessler was arresting officer.
Daisy Maria Gonzalez, 19, was
arrested July 6 and charged with
child neglect without great harm
and loitering and prowling. Sgt.
Jesus Soto was arresting officer.
television set, a chain saw, a shop
vacuum, a pressure washer and a
Another arrest is expected at
the conclusion of the investiga-
tion into the stolen items. A miss-
ing juvenile was also located and
returned to his parents. Sheriff Lee
said these deputies will be patrol-
ling all areas of the county where
an increase in property crime has
Manuel Gonzales, 43, was ar-
rested July 10 and charged on a
warrant with FTA: felony offense.
Louis Morales was arresting of-
Louise Cypress, 51, was ar-
rested on the Big Cypress and
charged with driving with a sus-
pended.license - habitualoffend-
e .nrd fleeing oreludinig a la,, ,-i
forcement officer using lights and
siren. SPD Officer Bruce Hale was
Joseph Lee Miller, 24, was ar-
rested July 7 and charged on a
Lee County warrant as a fugitive
from justice. Deputy Shannon
Bell was arresting officer.
Cornelius Hill, 30, was arrested
July 7 and charged on a warrant
for VOP: felony or community.
Concetta Shepherd was arresting
Ruben Jacobo, 50, was arrest-
ed July 4 and charged with bat-
tery touch or strike, petit larceny
first offense and robbery by sud-
den snatching without a firearm
or weapon. Deputy Josh Woods
was arresting officer.
Pablo Moise Blanco, 28, was
arrested July 8 and charged on a
Miami warrant as a fugitive from
justice: possession of cocaine, re-
sisting an officer without violence
and .disorderly conduct. Deputy
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Jesus Mendoza, 20, was ar-
rested July 8 and charged on a
Palm Beach County as a fugitive
from justice - domestic violence -
no bond. Deputy Buchhofer was
Steven Michael Robles, 20, was
arrested July 4 and charged on a
Broward County warrant as a fu-
gitive from justice. Deputy Shan-
non Bell was arresting officer.
Submitted photo/Seacoast National Bank
Lunch is on us
Seacoast National Bank staffers, Diane Strehl, Sara Madrid,
gave away 50-$5 gift cards at the McDonald's drive thru in La-
Belle. One happy customer, Sherry Parantha, was surprised
and pleased to have a free lunch Be on the look out for more
K-9 helps solve robbery
At 3:07 a.m. Thursday, July
10, Ashley and Sons Salvage, lo-
cated on State Road 29 south of
LaBelle, was the victim of an at-
Deputies arrived on the scene
and were-informed by the owner,
Ashley George,,.that he observed
three black males in the pro-
cess of stealing about $2,500.00
worth of copper wire. When he
confronted the men, two fled the
scene on foot. Mr. George had a
gun and ordered the third man to
get down on the ground.
The man grabbed the gun and
succeeded in taking it from Mr.
George. He ran toward State Road
29, firing two shots at Mr. George,
missing with both shots. Deputies
were unable to locate any of the
men and set up a perimeter.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the
Lee County Sheriff's Office sent
two K-9 deputies and a helicop-
ter to assist with the search. The
helicopter is equipped with an in-
strument capable of locating hot
spots on the ground.
Shortly after arriving in the
area, the pilot located a hot spot
near the-salvage company. Depu-
ties yelled for the man to surrender
and i after receiving no response,,a
police dog was released Within
moments after releasing the dog,
Officers heard a' man screaming.
As it turned out, the dog had bit-
ten the suspect and would not let
go until the K-9 Deputy gave com-
Tommy Young, age 42, who
gave an address of NY. was arrest-
ed and charged with Aggravated
Assault, Armed Trespassing, Rob-
bery and Resisting an Officer.
Sheriff Lee said due to the work-
ing relationship HCSO has with
surrounding law enforcement
agencies, Young was located and
arrested within approximately
one hour after allegedly commit-
ting the crime. The investigation
Grand theft case resolved
On July 8, members of the
Glades County Sheriff's Office,
with the assistance of the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office, conducted
an investigation regarding stolen
metal which was owned by South
Central Florida Express Railroad
Company. The stolen metal was
identified as miscellaneous rail-
road ties and joints. According to
the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice, four men attempted to sell
the metal at a recycling facility in
Detective Sergeant Don Salo of
the Glades County Sheriff's Office
conducted the 'investigation and
arrested all four individuals on the
charge of Grand Theft. The value
of the metal stolen was approxi-
mately $7,000. The theft took
place in the area of US 27 and
-SR 29 near Palmdale in Glades
The men arrested were: Efrain
Cruz, 20, Geraldo Cruz, 34, Timo-
teo Cruz, 39, and a juvenile. All
were from Lake Placid.
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Freedom Fellowship Minis- help you identify areas in your pantryand emergencyprovisions. (863) 612-9899. Please keep in
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They are adding over 4,000sq. help you move towards whole- that will glean which is a biblical Ministries offices will also be lo-
feet to their existing building that ness. Change may be needed initiative. Those gleaners in this cated on the premises during the
will house new offices, reception in your emotions, thought pro- ministry will be responsible for expansion project should anyone
area, classrooms and fellowship cess, behaviors or relationships, locating businesses that have an need to contact FFM.
hall. Also compelled by God's Change is encouraged through over abundance of food and are According to Pastor Marsha
given vision, FFM has estab- biblical truths. willing to donate to feed the hun- Edgar, "As Freedom Fellowship
lished Freedom Counseling and Who can receive services? gry in our community. Perishable Ministries steps out to further
Services Center - a refuge where Anyone ... FCSC provides ser- and non-perishable food items God's Kingdom, we believe that
solid faith-based counseling and vices for individuals, couples, will be available through this He will bless and multiply not
special needs services such as and families regardless of race, food service. FCSC Food Pantry only our needs, but the needs of
food pantry and emergency pro- creed, gender, or socio-econom- does receive donations of money others. Philippians 4:19, states,
visions can be made available to ic status. You do not have to be and/or food from individuals as 'And my God shall supply all your
the community, a member of a church. These well as any other organization needs according to His riches in
Freedom Counseling and Ser- services are available on a faith- under Freedom Fellowships Min- glory by Jesus Christ.' We are
vices Center (FCSC) is located based donation system: istries 501(c)3. One hundred per- endeavoring through the power
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tions for temporary problems. * Life dominating problems, upon and determined according this freedom as an excuse to do
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live an effective and productive bitterness, worry, fear, and anxi- FCSC's resources at hand. These stroy your freedom. Rather, use
life. FCSC is equipped with quali- ety things will be determined upon your freedom to serve one an-
fled staff that includes ordained * Bereavement/Grief and interview and evaluation, other in love; that's how freedom
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trained counselors. * Life Goals and Directions a.m.- 1 p.m., however, there will "In my anguish I cried to the
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local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
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but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
By Pudge Lehman
This summer I am trying to
de clutter. Yes, I am! Getting rid
of "treasures" is really hard. The
hideous ash tray one of the kids
made in scouts is not only double
ugly but no one smokes and you
can't even remember which kid
I have a bag of shoes ready to
take to Kiwanis and dropped off a
load of clothes last week, so prog-
ress is being made.
Joan and Ted Miller are now
part-time Arkansas people and
she gave me a list of interesting
Arkansas facts: They don't wear
watches 'cuz you work till it's
done or too dark to see. You don't
PUSH buttons you MASH 'em.
There are four seasons: Almost
summer, summer, still summer
and Christmas. Sounds like La-
Belle doesn't it?
If you didn't come to the park
for the Big Fourth you missed a
lot of fun. The raft race was ex-
citing but would have been better
if there were more. Remember
when there were a lot of rafts all
trying to beat the Belmont Navy?
The Kiwanis had a hoola hoop
contest and there was a cupcake
walk. The Chamber of Commerce
had the best hot dogs and pork
BBQ. It was a fun day! It's time
to think of a new theme for the
Swamp Cabbage Festival 2009.
So put on your thinking caps. The
committee has set a deadline of
We want to get the T-shirts ear-
lier this year. Lots of people want
to buy and wear them well before
the festival. They can be submit-
ted either to the Chamber of Com-
merce or at the Swamp Cabbage
meetings which are held the first
Monday of the month at City Hall
at 6:30 p.m.
Wouldn't you like to be the
one to come up with the new
Letters to the Editor
July 14, 2008
We, the undersigned, wish to
thank all the good and generous
people that made our involve-
ment with the LaBelle Longhorns
a fun and rewarding experience.
The list is to long to publish. We
appreciate deeply the time and
money, as well as sweat equity,
that went into building the Long-
horns new locker room and the
remodeling of the concession ar-
We want the sponsors to
know that all their hard work
will be rewarded when they see
the children enjoying the fruits of
their labors. And that is why we
all commit to these type of chil-
There are issues that have sur-
faced that we feel are not in the
best interest of the children nor
the parents who take part in the
program. The football conference
we belong to feels otherwise and
have acted accordingly. They
have chosen to support some
questionable behavior that we
disagree with. Therefore we will
not continue to participate or
be part of the LaBelle Longhorn
Booster Club Inc.
President Ramon Rodri-
guez Vice-President Ramiro
Rodriguez Athletic Director
Alex Fiore Scholastic Co-
ordinator Soila Rodriguez
Registrar Sofia Rodriguez
Fundraising Director Charles
LaBelle and surrounding area -
Thursday: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance
of rain 40 percent.
Thursday night: Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunder-
storms in the evening. Lows in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 20 per-
Friday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday night: Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in
the evening. Lows in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms
in the evening. Lows in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms
in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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Bygone times: Treasuring Traditions
By Pastor Les Morgan tendency to become more like periences with those who have you know those from whom you;
Caloosa Baptist Church, some of the relatives - they be- lived before us. We then become learned it" (2 Timothy 3:14).
LaBelle come more and more inflated part of a larger story of faith being Good traditions need to be:
It is not uncommon today
to hear people openly discuss-
ing "the way things used to be."
While the ver-
biage may be
ent, such as,
"When I was
a kid...", or
"I remember ,-
"In my time..."
the fact re- Dr. Les
mains that Morgan
often reviewed and hashed over.
The best place to hear about
traditions is at family reunions.
Have you ever noticed that the
same stories keep getting retold
over and over again each year?
And, if your family is anything like
mine, those same stories have a
books close July 28
Register to vote for the August
26 Primary Election at the Super-
visor of Elections Office, LaBelle
Courthouse, the Clewiston Sub-
office, any Drivers License Office,
Public Assistance Office and all
Public Libraries. The Voter Reg-
istration Books close on Monday,
July 28, at 5 p.m.
Kick tobacco now
Are you ready to stop smoking
or chewing tobacco? Come to the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Wednesday, August 6, from
5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Valarie at 863-
674-4056 ext. 128 to register.
What should be the
2009 SCF theme?
Now is the time to plan the
2009 Swamp Cabbage Festival.
Meetings are the first Monday
monthly at 6:30 p.m. at LaBelle
City Hall. The next meeting will
be August 4.
The committee hopes to
choose a theme for the festival
by the September meeting so the
time to brainstorm is now - be
creative! Come up with a short
theme that sums up LaBelle and
the SCF. Bring your ideas to the
August meeting or drop them off
at the Chamber of Commerce,
All local businesses and orga-
nizations are reminded that it's
time to send in letters naming
their SCF representative and an
alternate..Only those official rep-
resentatives will be able to vote
on SCF business.
The SCF extends an invita-
tion to everyone who thinks they
may be interested in planning this
huge local event. There's no bet-
ter way to show your heart's in
LaBelle than to be involved in its
biggest party of the year!
The 24-hour group of Anony-
mous Impulsive Eaters invites
everyone who has an overweight
problem to their first anniversary
and also to a public informational
meeting about how to stop eat-
ing desperately and -how to lose
weight with no pills, no diets and
The meeting will take place
August 2 at 6 p.m. The reception
is at the LaBelle Woods Resort,
620 South Main Street.
Members hope to see you
there. Please do not bring chil-
dren. There will be dinner and a
dance for free. For information
call 863-675-3261 or cell 863-243-
A Homebuyer Education
Workshop will be presented Au-
gust 28, from 5-8 p.m. by Aida
Barnhart, Hendry County SHIP.
Florida Community Bank is
pleased to host the Homebuyer
Education Workshop as an ongo-
ing credit counseling service, pro-
vided by Hendry County SHIP.
The program and workshops
will help by guiding you through
the process of buying a home.
Special guest speakers include
Kristina .Kulpa, Hendry County
Property Appraiser, Linda Oswald,
Perry Redish Insurance Agency.
The presentation will take place
at Florida Community Bank Train-
ing Room, 155 N. Bridge Street
LaBelle. Loan Officer Susan
Florida Community Bank Loan
Officer is the sponsor. Refresh-
ments will be provided.
Pre-registration is suggest-
ed. Contact: Susan Vaughan
863.675.1313 or sconley@florida-
The format of program is sub-
Webster says that tradition
is "a belief, custom or narrative
transmitted from generation to
Some traditions stifle creativity
and productivity, keeping individ-
uals, families and organizations
from reaching their full potential.
This is certainly true of certain re-
ligious traditions that are contrary
to Scripture. Jesus understood
that reality in His day.
More than once He confronted
the empty traditions of His day:
"You nullify the word of God," He
told certain religious leaders, "for
the sake of your tradition" (Mat-
On the other hand, traditions
provide a valuable, indispensable
foundation for our lives. Healthy
traditions give us a sense of his-
tory connecting our lives and ex-
ject to change. Please be advised
that child care is not provided.
Attention all Felda
Please join The Felda Commu-
nity Civic Association for a "Meet
the candidates dinner" July 19 at
6 p.m. the Felda Community Cen-
ter. Meet the candidates running
for office in Hendry County. All
interested residents please come
and bring a dish. The meat will be
provided by the FCCA.
Don't miss your opportunity to
meet the candidates.
Hope to see everyone there!
Enjoy Steak for Two
LaBelle Youth Livestock and
Agri Show's Annual Steak for Two
dinner on July 26 will include
steak, baked potato or.sweet
potato, corn on the cob, green
beans, banana pudding and tea.
The dinner begins at 7 p.m. at La-
Belle Civic Center.
Tickets (good for two meals)
are $100 each and include a
chance for the $5,000 cash draw-
ing. Tickets are available at Flori-
da Community Bank.
Demos plan breakfast
The Hendry County Demo-
cratic Committee is sponsoring a
pancake breakfast Saturday, July
26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Barron
Park in LaBelle.
The public in invited .to come
as you are and meet the Demo-
cratic candidates. The event is
The July Muse Community As-
sociation meeting has been can-
celled. August 21 is the Meet the
Candidates Night. Look for infor-
mation to come.
VERY IMPORTANT Monday,
July 28, at 2 p.m. in the Moore Ha-
ven Commissioner's Chambers
will be a workshop, open to the
public on a proposed mandatory
garbage pick up ordinance. Any-
one needing additional infor
mation should call Jimmy
Cianfrani, President Muse Com-
munity Association, at 863-674-
told over many generations.
The writer of Hebrews says,
"Since we are surrounded by
such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us...run with perseverance
the race marked out for us" (He-
Tradition also brings stability
to life, work, play and faith. In the
South, we have some wonderful
cultural traditions Examples: 1)
grits, 2) "Mama, we got-'ny sweet
potato pie?"; and 3) "Y'all come
see us". In the church, we have
meaningful traditions of worship
and community life. Tradition
helps define who we are as the
church-the people of God.
Without traditions, we lose our
sense of identity. Tradition gives
our children a legacy. Paul in-
structed Timothy to, "Continue in
what you have learned and have
become convinced of, because
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.
Hope Connections serves se-
niors age 60 and older, providing
help with daily activities including
personal care, meals, transporta-
tion, medical equipment and sup-
plies, and emergency response
Free ladies fishing
Riverside Marine Bait and
Tackle will hold a free kids fishing
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 tech-
niques, baits, tackle and safety
will be taught.
Children must be accompa-
nied by an adult and should bring
their rod and reel if they have one.
Class will be limited so please call
675-8828 for attendance.
CDD seeks input on
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 contracted
law enforcement services and
major road repairs/improve-
ments. Citizens are encouraged
AA offers weekly
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church of
the Good Shepherd, 1098 Colling-
Tuesday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group
(closed 12 step)
First Christian Church, Ford St.
Wednesday: Noon Port La-
Belle Group, Collingswood Pkwy,
Open Big Book Study
Thursday: 8 p.m. LaBelle
Group, Ford St. Open meeting
Friday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group, Collingswood Pkwy, Open
HESPA plans school Library will host last
Saturday, July 19, from 11
a.m.- 3 p.m. the Hendry Educa-
tional Support Personnel Associa-
tion (HESPA) will be selling a hot
dog and coke for $1 at the Save-
A-Lot. With every purchase you
will receive a chance to put your
name in the Back-2-School back-
There will be two back-packs
given away - one for a boy and
one for a girl - full of school sup-
plies ($80 value). All money raised
from this event will go toward the
School Supply Giveaway taking
place August 3.
Dollar General has placed a
donation box it their store custom-
ers tO purchase school supplies
Any business or individual in-
terested in donating supplies of
money can contact Debby Liv-
ingston at 675-5781 or Crystal
Vasquez-Kirtley at 675-1627.
presents Summer Fest
Hope Connections will host a
fun evening for seniors on Friday,
The last Barron Library Sum-
mer Kids Program of the year will
be held Thursday August 7, from
11 a.m. till noon.
Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the L.J. Nobles Center, 475 East
Cowboy Way in LaBelle offers
free, fun activities to the commu-
nity, including: Aerobics - every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Line-
dancing - every Friday from 4-5
The opening of the Republican
Party Victory Office in Clewiston
will be on Thursday, July 24, at 3
The location is 330 West Sug-
arland Highway (on the North
side of Walgreens).
The Republican candidates as
well as local elected officials will
passed on to the next generation.'
While things do change and prog-'
ress needs to be made, good and.
wholesome traditions need to be
treasured and preserved.
Take time today to offer'
thanksgiving to God for the rich
traditions of life and faith that give.
us our unique history, identity and
legacy for the next generation. Af-
ter that, make sure you pass on to'
your children and grandchildren
what is valuable to you.
Perhaps a great place to in-�
stitute that would be in church.:
Why not take your family to a
worship service of your choice
this week? Then go home and eat
some sweet potato pie!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church in La-
Belle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's.
be on hand to meet and greet the
From 4-6 p.m. they will move
across the street where the Re-
publican party will host the Re-'
publican candidates running for
various offices in Hendry County.
at the "Clewiston Inn" in the Sug-
ar and Spice Room.
This will be an opportunity
for the public to talk one on one,
with the candidates.
At 6:30 p.m. that same eve-
ning the Clewiston Chamber, Ro-
tary and Lions Clubs are holding
a candidate forum at John Boy
All candidates that are in the
August primary (both Republi-
can and Democrat) have been
invited to participate in the fo-
This is your opportunity to
meet and talk with the people
that are going to be making deci-
sions for your county. Come our
and ask your questions so that
you can make a fair decision on
offers 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 number of slots.
Karate: All ages and levels,
Monday and Wednesday classes:
Black belt Jan Bass is the instruc-
Clogging: Mandatory pre-reg-
istration. The class will run for
four weeks beginning July 1. Be-
ginner class ages three years and
up Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Pat Bedingfield as-
sisted by Intermediate Plus and,
Advanced Country Rhythm Clog-
Intermediate and Intermediate,
Plus class Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Instructor Pat Bedingfield with,
Advanced Country Rhythm Clog-
Class of '99 planning
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 Hope to hear from you
Class of '88 planning
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 Ihfmjf@
Professionals: You can
learn more about real
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa,
Hendry .County Property Ap-
praiser, would like to announce
that she is available to meet with
any local real estate office, Title
Company, lending institution,
law office or any professional
group whose clients would ben-
efit from a better understanding
of amendment 1 and how it af-
fects each of you.
Ms. Kulpa has had prepared
a presentation to help you better
understand these exemptions
plus a tax estimate calculator to
help you estimate the new tax.
Anyone interested in having
Ms. Kulpa meet with your office'
please call her office at 863-675-
5270 to set up an appointment.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008 5
Photos submitted photo/Susan Hill
LaBelle Rotary honorees
At left: The LaBelle Rotary Club has four new Paul Harris Fellows. They are; Ravi Bhagwandin, Richard Yoraschek, Kevin
Nelson and Greg Gunter.
LaBelle Rotarians Ravi Bhagwandin and Victor Adame flank their 2008 scholarship winner, Brianna Gutierrez.
Caloosa Baptist Vacation Bible School success
The recent Caloosa Baptist
was abuzz with children laugh-
ing, singing, making new friends,
playing games and learning Bible
stories. It was the church's Vaca-
tion Bible School celebration that
caused all of this fun action.
Becky Timpner, VBS Director
for Caloosa Baptist, was surround-
ed by a great staff of volunteer's
ranging from young teenagers
to retired professionals. After
months of planning, promoting
and praying the week-long events
at the church saw an increase in
attendance of children nearly ev-
ery night. "This was so exciting
to see new children coming and
participating," said Ms. Timpner.
"Our staff did a wonderful job
Dr. Les Morgan, pastor, said,
"The children had so much fun,
often they would ask their parents
who had come to pick them up
to wait a little longer so as to give
the kids time to finish their crafts,
or game they were involved in.
That was a good sign to all the
hard-working VBS Staff."
Caloosa's VBS program con-
cluded in the Sunday evening
service when awards were given
to some hard-working children.
To qualify for a special gift, chil-
dren had to attend each night of
VBS, bring their Bibleg each night,
bring at least one friend, memo-
rize several Bible verses and be
on their best behavior throughout Parten, Karly Harn, Emily Hudson
the entire week. and Anna Hudson. Krissy Parten
Included inthe gifts were four won a sleeping bag and Kayle
new bicycles awarded to Jacob Harn was given a tent.
Submitted photo/Caloosa Baptist
Children attending Vacation Bible School at Caloosa Baptist were happy to participate in the
program but four youngsters, Jacob Parten, Karly Harn, Emily Hudson and Anna Hudson
were extra happy that they didn't miss a single night. All four children were awarded brand
new bikes for their perfect attendance for the duration of the program.
Dr. Bechtel graduates, begins internship
Jeffrey and Marsha Bechtel are
proud to announce the gradu-
ation of their son, Peter, from
Florida State University College
of Medicine. Peter received his
M.D. on May 17, 2008, and was
recognized during the ceremonial
weekend with several additional
awards, including the Gold Hu-
manism Honor Society, the Alpha
Omega Alpha Medical Honor So-
ciety, The Outstanding Leadership
Award, the Myra M. Hurt Leader-
ship Award and the Torch Award.
The Gold Humanism Honor
Society is an association spon-
sored by the Arnold P. Gold
Foundation which emphasizes
relationships in medicine that are
sensitive to the values, autonomy,
cultural and ethnic backgrounds
of others. It fosters relationships
with patients and other-caregivers
that are compassionate and em-
pathetic. Inductees must receive
multiple nominations from both
their peers and their faculty in
the following categories: 1) who
would you like working at your
side in a medical emergency 2)
who best personifies the quote
"the secret of good patient care
lies in caring for the patient" 3)
who has shown exceptional inter-
est in service to their communities
4) who best demonstrates clinical
competence, knowledge, reason-
ing, and skills 5) who would you
be likely to seek out in the fu-
ture as the doctor for your loved
ones 6) who best demonstrates
a patient-centered approach to
care and 7) which student best
exemplifies the competencies
and values of the FSU College of
The Outstanding Leadership
Award is presented to the stu-
dent who assumes a leadership
role among fellow classmates
and through leadership has made
significant contributions to the
development of the College of
The Torch Award is presented
to the student who embodies and
demonstrates through his actions
the ideals of the Florida State Uni-
versity College of Medicine.
The Myra M. Hurt Leadership
in Medicine award is conferred
on the student who has demon-
strated exemplary leadership in
one or more areas of medicine,
which may include medical edu-
cation, student organizations, col-
lege governance and local, state
or national medical organizations.
Mr UO~ - I
Dr. Peter Bechtel will begin his residency in Allentown, Pa.
It demonstrates leadership that
supports and benefits colleagues,
institutions and society requiring
commitment and personal sacri-
Dr. Bechtel began his five-year
residency in general surgery on
June 16 at the Lehigh Valley Medi-
cal Center in Allentown, PA. Upon
completion of his residency, Dr.
Bechtel plans to bring his medical
skills to a small community some-
where in the U.S. or overseas or
perhaps follow his future father-
in-law into the medical mission
field. Peter is the grandson of
Mrs. Agnes Bechtel and the late
Charles Bechtel of LaBelle and
James and Luana McKee of Wor-
Christian Men to
The July Christian Men's meet-
ing will be at Carlson Memo-
rial United Methodist Church, 310
Campbell. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Supper and meeting begin at ap-
proximately 7:30 p.m.
The gospel sing has been post-
poned. Plans for the high school
team's supper are being final-
Pat Murphy will provide the
music for the men. Contact Steve
O'Bannon at 863-234-8109 or Ed
Kuntz at 863-675-6432 for infor-
VBS at LaBelle
Church of God
Rainforest Adventure, LaBelle
Church of God's Vacation Bible
School, will take place July 21-25
from 7-9:30 p.m. Classes for all
ages. Bible study for adults.
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.-l p.m. only. The church 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
Western fun at Grace
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 Sundays of West-
ern Style fun, food, games, Bible
Stories, memory verses, rewards
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. Chil-
dren's. Round-Up each Sunday
from June 15-August 17.
All cowboys and cowgirls wel-
Alico appoints Gunter CEO
LaBelle, FL, June 30, 2008 -
Alico, 'Inc. (NASDAQ: ALCO),
a land management company,
announced that Dan L. Gunter,
President and Chief Operating
Officer, was named Chief Execu-
tive Officer of the Company effec-
tive July 1, 2008. Mr. Gunter will
succeed John R. Alexander who
held the CEO position since Feb-
ruary 2005, following Mr. Alexan-
der's retirement. Mr. Alexander
will continue in his role of Chair-
man of the Board.
Mr. Gunter has served as the
Company's President and Chief
Operations Officer since April
17, 2006. He previously served as
Executive Director of the Florida
Department of Citrus from 1986
through 1992 and again between
July 2004 and April 2006. Mr.
Gunter also served as an officer
in various executive positions for
Lykes Bros. Inc. and its subsid-
iary Vitality Beverages, Inc., with
a focus on sales and marketing
management, as well as specific
operating P&L responsibilities.
He has also held the positions of
Assistant and Associate Professor
in the Food and Resource Eco-
nomics Department at the Uni-
versity of Florida.
Mr. Gunter stated, "I am hon-
ored by this opportunity and look
forward to continuing to work
for the shareholders in order to
maximize profits and persist in
the exploration of opportunities
for diversification. Alico's repu-
tation, financial strength and em-
ployees are well positioned for
growth and building shareholder
Mr. Alexander stated, "I think
that Mr. Gunter is the perfect
choice to lead this Company for-
ward in the direction we have
developed. I remain excited and
challenged every day with my
responsibilities at Alico and I in-
tend to continue to be an active
Chairman of the Board."
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The Hendry County School Board will
soonconsider a budget for 2008-2009.
A public hearing to make a DECISION on
the budget AND TAXES will be held on
July 29, 2008, at 5:30 PM. at the
School Board Meeting Room, Hendry
County Court House 25 East Hickpochee
Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. For more infor-
mation please contact the School Board
Finance Department at ,(863) 674-
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008
Country Rhythm Cloggers perform at Wild Adventures
Angie and Dovle Bedingfield III
are proud to announce Ihe birth
of their son, Do'le Eldridge Bed-
ingfield IV, on April 22, 2008, al
12:55 p.m in Tampa
The young man weighed 6
pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21
inches long at birth. He was wel-
comed by his paternal grandpar-
ents, Pat and Eldridge Bedingfield
of LaBelle; paternal great-grand-
mother Bettye (Mama B) Beding-
Doyle Eldridge Bedingfeild IV
field; and maternal grandparents
Beth and Todd O'Brien of Plant
Athalie Willis Womble
Athalie Willis Womble, age 86,
of LaBelle, died June 30, 2008, in
LaBelle. She was born April 11,
1922, in LaBelle, to the late Rev-
erend William Wesley Willis and
the late Annie May (Purviss) Wil-
Athalie was known and loved
by many people and known by
them as "MaMa." She loved the
outdoors and would work among
her many flowers and tend to her
vegetable garden. She felt closest
to God when she was working
in the soil. Athalie loved God's
creation; to her, even a weed was
beautiful because it had life. She
loved cats and dogs, but especial-
ly cats. Many cats were made very
happy by her care and attention.
Athalie was of the Baptist faith.
For many years she taught Sunday
school, sang in the church choir
and was very faithful in atten-
dance to church. She. loved her
Lord and certainly knew Jesus
Christ as her redeemer.
Survivors include her son:
Jeffrey Brian Womble; grandchil-
dren: Eric Lenwood Darby, Ron-
aid Eugene Logan, Gina Elaine
Logan and Guy Bryan Pickett II;
eight great-grandchildren; niece
Regina Bush and nephew: Geof-
frey Black. She was preceded in
death by her husband: Joseph
Carlton Womble; daughters: Ida
Dell Darby and Mary Frances
Spencer; grandson: Lee Austin
Darby; sisters: Dagmur Omar
Willis, Ethelwyn Willis, Leta Ro-
maine Black and Adra Long and
Funeral services were held.
July 3 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
Chapel in LaBelle with Reverend
James Daniels officiating. Inter-
:flWent followed in' Fort Denaud
SCemetery, LaBelle .-
"' Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
Louise Howard, age 76, of La-
Belle, died June 27, 2008 in Cape
She was born April 3, 1932,
in Buckingham to the late Lewis
Dallas Flint and the late Estelle
Erie (Thompson) Flint. She was a
longtime resident of LaBelle.
Survivors include her husband:
Donald Fred Howard, Sr,; sons:
Donald Fred Howard, Jr. and wife
Deborah, Seth Lewis.Howard and
wife Felisha; daughter: Erie Lou-
ise Bruner; grandchildren: Libby
Peacock, Melissa Saxon and hus-.
band Tommy, Michael Howard,
Shawn Howard and wife Robyn,
great-grandchildren: Hayden Sax-
on, Mallory Saxon, Michael Lewis
Howard Jr., Abby Keen, Leeah
Peacock, Emily Peacock, Tan-
ner Williams, Easton Robinson,
Connor Robinson and Kinderah
Robinson; sister: Patricia Bell and
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
Funeral Services were held
July 1, at Fort Denaud Cemetery
with Pastor LW Howard officiat-
ing. Interment followed alt Fort
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home - LaBelle.
John Thomas Krystyniak, age
72, of LaBelle, died July 13, 2008,
in Fort Myers.
He was born Aug. 10, 1935, in
Chicopee, Pennsylvania, son of
the late Joseph' and the late Helen
(Zokowski) Krystyniak. He served
in the U.S. Army. He worked for
many years a Forest Ranger with
Florida State Dept. of Forestry
in Fort Myers. John retired and
moved to LaBelle in 1987.
Survivors include his wife: Jac-
queline (Liter) Krystyniak of La-
Belle, son John Krystyniak Jr. of
LaBelle and daughter Brenda Ann
Smith of Boca Raton.
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home - La-
Nelson New Born
Pauline Elizabeth Nelson New
Born, age 57, of LaBelle, passed
away .July 14,, 2008, irn LaBellei
She was born June 20, 1951; in
Miami to late Norwood D. Nelson
Jr. and Pauline Elizabeth (Green)
Survivors include her husband
James New Born of LaBelle;
daughter Pricilla Ann Pipkin of
Kissimmee; mother Pauline Eliza-
beth (Green) Nelson; one sister:\
Suzanne Harper of Clewiston;
and grandson Peter James Aqui-
na. She was preceded in death by
her brother Norwood Nelson III.
A celebration of life will be
held Sat. July 19,frbm 1-5 p.m. at
the New Born family residence,
3615 Double J Acres Road E., La-
Cremation Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home - La-
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On June 21 and June 22 the
Country Rhythm Cloggers, under
the direction of Pat Bedingfield,
traveled to Valdosta, Georgia, to
perform at the Wild Adventures
The cloggers put on a "pre-
show" practice in the lobby of
the Hampton Inn & Suites for the
employees and guests-on Friday,
The cloggers performed on
Saturday, June 21, and on Sunday,
June 22, at the Lagoon Stage in
the Wild Adventures Theme Park.
Because of their outstanding per-
formance, they have been asked
to perform again next year.
After their performance on
Sunday everyone, was sad -be-
cause Miesha Pharis, Assistant-
Director of the Country Rhythm
Cloggers, would be heading off to
Florida State University and would
not be a regular clogger with the
group. Miesha was presented
with a dozen red roses, good
luck wishes and a fond farewell.
Miesha will always be a "Country
Rhythm Clogger" team member.
There were many tears during the
farewell, as Miesha will be missed
by all. The cloggers hope she will
continue to perform with them
when she is home on breaks
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Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: 'Isha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
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n la i : . n ,lr,',;"I b,,n vw.' rn rull .ir,. . nt r I
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Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
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boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the
Fish & play on the river all day without the burden of
riverfront taxes. In Caloosa Est., this 3/2 split floor plan
home is on over 1/2 ac on a navigable creek w/direct
access to the Caloosahatchee River. $298,000
'il r .I ln.-I ri.'mit r'let .r- r k I'.i- ' :r views, access,
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3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
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5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +-ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
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Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
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Cloggers performing were back row: Shelby French, Abby
Arnold, Jesse Whitman, Miesha Pharis, Britney Whitman,
Shelby Williams, Myaa Barnhart and Brooke White. Front
row: Emily Schwarz, Maura Lofton, Katie Whited, Taylor Al-
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fenced yard and storage shed. $110,000
* Home Sweet Home! Afolrdalle, completely remod-
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* Affutliable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
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* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
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a common lobby area. $369,900
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
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$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now - build later! Corner lot outside city
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* Commercial property with visibility from SR 80
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Bonita Bay contributes to program |
LaBelle, (July 11,2008)- Boni-
ta Bay Group has donated $5,000
to the Hendry County Schools
Foundation in support, of the
Take Stock in Children program.
The donation is earmarked for
the program's scholarship fund.
"Bonita Bay Group is a long-
time advocate of educational
programs for children in Lee and
Collier County," said Thomas
Conner, Superintendent of Hen-
dry County Schools. "This dona-
tion reinforces and extends that
commitment to Hendry County,"
This is the fifth year the Bo-
nita Bay Group has participated
in Hendry County's Take Stock in
Children program. Some 13 Hen-
dry County students are involved
in the program at this time.
Take Stock in Children is a
comprehensive program for low-
income children to reduce drop-
out and high youth crime rates.
The goal is to help children suc-
ceed by providing college and
vocational scholarships, volun-
teer mentors, student advocates/
case managers, tutoring, early
intervention and long-term sup-
port. High standards, parental in-
volvement and community sup-
port are crucial to the program's
Take Stock in Children has a
proven record of helping low-in-
come children stay out of trouble,
graduate from high school, attend
college and become productive
Take Stock in Children is a
public-private partnership of state
government, businesses, school
systems, social service agencies,
civic and religious organizations,
and private citizens that has made
a measurable difference in the
lives of low-income children.
For more information about
Take Stock in Children, visit www.
Bonita Bay Group is a diver-
sified company involved in the
planning, development, sales and
management of master-planned
communities, free-standing rec-
reational amenities and commer-
The company is respected for
its commitment to meticulous
planning, environmental stew-
ardship, integrity and attention to
detail. Bonita Bay Group employs
more than 1,300 individuals and
is currently developing six mas-
ter-planned communities - Bo-
nita Bay, Mediterra, TwinEagles,
Verandah, Sandoval and Shadow
Wood Preserve - along with 14
golf courses and two marinas,
Additional information about the
company is available at www.Bo-
Caloosa Belle'Patty Brant
The Hendry County School District is proud to accept The Bonita Bay Group's latest contri-
bution to the Take Stock in Children program. Pictured from left: Assistant Superintendent of
Schools - LaBelle Area Scott Cooper, Superintendent of Hendry County Schools Tom Conner,
Bonita Bay Group Director of Community Relations Paul Pass and School Board Member Pat
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* $109,900 -JJUST DIDUCED iBeautiful brtnd new
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* $158,900 - Imnaculate! Almost new 4BD/2BA
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across from the river & boIat ramlps. The home fea-
tures a split floor plan, crown molding in the living &
dining room, porcelain sinks & Moin tfucet's. There is
also an attached carport & enclose lanai.
* $240,000 JUST REDUCED! - Looking for peace
and quiet? This 5+/- acres is for you! It features a
3BD/2BA manufactured home with a split floor plan
and porches on 3 sides. There is a detached 1 car
garage. The property has oaks, pines, a pond and is
* $775,000 - Commercial zoned! 5+/- acre property
features a 3BD/3BA mobile home, pool, 2 barns, 2
sheds and much more!
* $695,000 - Beautiful 2.7+/- acre property boasts
many Florida Live Oaks and other natural vegetation.
Located on Hwy 80 next to Berry Grove.
* $145,000 - West of LaBelle: Desirable 1 acre build-
able lot with riveniew in 44 lot subdivision. Private
community boat ramp. Deed restricted community.
* $119,000 - Georgeous 4+/- acre homesite in the
country. Mostly cleared with beautiful old oaks, pond,
house pad, well & septic.
* Moore Haven Yacht Club lots starting at $9,999.
* Clewiston lot- $21,000
* Montura Lots starting at $22,500
* Port LaBelle lots starting at $12,000.
* $2,750,000 - Two parcels totaling 4.28+/- acres.
Zoned LB B-2 & LB-B-1 on Highway 80 in LaBelle. Call
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* REDUCED! $350,000 - Looking for a commercial
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* $349,900 - Great 1,820+/- sq. ft., 2 unit office
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GREAT DEALI This new 3/2 home is located in a quite CITY OF LABELLE Among ite oaks is this Urick home A SLICE OF HEAVEN ON FARTH. The ie o entlhusilast
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EXTENED FAMILY. Super spacious ' Iledtrhoom 3 hath
manufactured home in practically new coalition, 3,180 sq
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LARGE 4/2 - ACRES RANCH- -Horse country living close
to town and the public boat ramp with access to tle River.
Florida porch on front and back. $215,000.
ENJOY NATURE AT ITS BESTt Thits conucrle ilock honec
will vinyl exterior is a 3dkls 2ilths o n 5.5 tcres
.f I, , I ,,l . ,i.;,, i Custom features!!! $299,500.
PIICED TO SEI.II Great as real ior lirst homlie. This is
a 31)eidroom 2 HBath mianufaictured honie oni approximitely
(.32 ac. corner lot. Convenient l:oailon. $74,900.
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FEATURES Make offer! Reduced $124,500 w/$2,000 Carpet $339,000 PRICE REDUCED $240,000
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FOR DETAILSL SHORT SALEI 23Br'/2B CBS home w, stcreened lanai geous oak shaded acres. $279,900
.RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE in the city $25,000 in the city $130,000 MANUFACTURED HOME on 4.3 Acres. Muse Road!
MOVE IN READYI 3Br/2Ba Home, recently remod- 1iBRBA MH w/large master suite and imanry extiras. $277,000
eled v/new kitchen cabinets, appliance and new rlolo REDUCEDI $134,900 3BRt2BA CBS on 5 Acts in tie country. $296,000
$128,900 4BR/2BA HOMEI Seller will contribute toward s 3BR2BA HOME on 1,37+/- Acrr! Commercial
3BR/2BA HOME w/openl loor plan overlooking Buyers Closing Costs! Reduced $149,900 Zoned, Hwy Frontatige. $399,500
wooded pasture. $159,900 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. Priced to sell 8.8 +/ ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 7201 3Br/iBa
REDUCED FOR OUICK SALE! 41Br/2Ba Mobile $155,500 CBS Home. $490,000.
Home! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/fence and pond. 3BR/2BA HOMEI I.Lat, Oaks and nicely landscaped. 20-W- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY iv/3Br/2Ba manu-
$945,000 REDUCED $179,000. Reduced $159,900 lictuirx home pIlus pole ,barn..$550,000
A AGE ON HWY 29IN FELDA... 13.3+- 2BR/BA IN CITY LIMITS. Excellent condition. 5BR/4BA HOME huilt in 2004 otn 0+/- Acres.
icres zoned A-2, can be divided. Perfect forAgri- $169,500. $795,000
Business! LIAKi L .W iBr/2Ba / lanuilicturcd Homet \i2,28() WATERFRONT LOTS
�-sq,_ft.o fSti, It. of livinIg rc'. lilg ctl liextu s and wood-like BARG NII 2 Bil ,le lots t ile t ikS of the
lamWATin:atc IlnooriHOMg tlShroiughiut. $179,900 (alosIIiciaee River . Viewsl f ltiln river & ot
3B2A WELL INUNED MOBE HOM 60' hoa thicki w/d lretldged boat slitp. Icsible owner
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remodeled w/t ew 3 lots. $180,000 tnlcing. ^ 0 00 4')OO NOW
kitchen and flooring plus permit in place for new 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS - needs TI.C $750,000
cdock. $389,500 $199,000 WNTERFRONT LOT w/Dock in the City! $299.000
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY 3 Br/ 2 Ba Home plus 3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME w/great kitchen antd SELLER MOTIVATE n ill ofers! GORGEOUS
detaclied guest h1liuse, lmtor-lhonn cirport) and a lots of cabinets. $234,900 SELLER BlOTIATED! Brig Rlle offers! GORG4OUS
screen ldoc k house .wi/concrte boat raimp. 3BR/2.5BACBS POOL. HOME 2,000 +/sq. ft living E ACRE VI RONPriceR uled $245
$650,000 .area. $259,000 NE OF A KIND RIVRFRONTI 12+/- Acres
lHOMES 3BR./2A BRICK IN TOWN w/i'a buildable lot. "/dock plus 1100+/- ft cri\crfimntcg. $2,200,000
SHORT SAIII 3Br/2Ba 20106 DW\ Moliile Ilomte-'llake $264,500 LOCATION. 'LOCATION. LOCATIONIII
Oiler! Reduced $85,000 CUSTOM BUILT 31nR2.5BA in C.loisa llarior SD Coutil znd 3+/. t pcntsla 700' 'er
SIORT SALEI 3Br/21ha Manutfatured line ton I w/wrap around porch and oak covered :yard. f'rotag;. $3,300,000
Acre, Rcdluced $92,500 $325,000 ACRA
411IR/3A - 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME in HOMES ON ACREAGE 2.29 +/- ACRES $110,000 ,
town. REDUCED! $96,900 2.29 +/- ACRES wisinlcwidc lMobile Iomeic 11+/- ACRES - Off lwy 29 in FIclda on Pri\'tle Road.
t/ ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Ilvy 78 antid $120,000 $280,500.
(Conltnclice 125' x250' $99,900 DOUBLEWIDE MOBIIE HOME on 2.5 acres! 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/S;eal
SHORT ISALEI 3132Br2a lime w/ ccramic ile aind $134.,500. Building. Reduced $380,000
screened porch $100,000 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES iwlIBrl21hi I oulilcwidc COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAl,
3BR/2BA HOME w/scrccncd piorcl & l ifced ibck tMohile home Ri E lilC1I)! $ 139,500 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY1 Stort i wi lill kitchen
yard. l'riccd to sell! REDUCEDI $119,900, 6.5 ACR~ Muse Road wI\ 3Ir12B11; mile hiomt. on l I Iw 29 South. $449,000
2BR/2BA HOME - Owner Fi:nacing! Reduced Reduced $150,000 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Ex.cllent investment
$121,200 SHORT SAL1EI 31/211A CBS IHome on .1.82 t*./ oiipporunity 3 Stiel uiiildings on I1,5) +/- .actes w/
3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITI fPrice T Reduced! Acres. Ieccni upLgrades, ,,iecttl and 'roiss fenced,$ 27 .l'iontagcont I (ty 291 . $850,000
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VFW 10100 Ladies Auxiliary Officers
On May 28 he Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10100 had the installation of officers for the
2008-09 year. Officers are pictured are, from left: Chaplain Susan Hansen, Treasurer Diane
Cianfrani, Senior Vice President Jeannette Small, President Cyndi Ballard, Junior Vice
President Robin Thompson, Secretary Beverly Lucas, Conductress Martha Jayne Gourley
and Guard Maude Awbrey. Not pictured: one year Trustee Mary Gillette, two year Trustee
Colleen Rees and three year Trustee Susan Nelson.
Christ the King
"Wtheiv everybody is Somebody ---
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9 a.m Sunday Worship
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008 9
LaBelle disappointed at tournament
Thirty-five of LaBelle's young
ladies and their families missed
all the 4th of .luly excitement
held at home to participate in
the Dixie League Softball tour-
nament held at Belleview that
same weekend. Teams from all
over the state participated in this
double elimination tournament.
On Friday the Belles began
their game at noon and lost to
Franklin County. Their game fin-
ished before the rain came in.
The Ponytails were scheduled to
play Belleview at 3 p.m. Because
of the rain, their game didn't start
until 7:45 p.m. So in the mud,
clay and muck, they lost their
The Angels were scheduled
to start play at 3:30 p.m., but
their game didn't start until 7:30
p.m. The Angels lost to the Bel-
leview team, which has taken
the championship for three-
On Saturday the rain didn't
show-up, but the sun sure did -
in full force. This brought on a
different worry for the coaches
Fortunately, only a few of the
girls got the "woozies." On this
day the Belles lost to Chipley, the
Ponytails lost to Oak Griner and
the Angels lost to Chipley.
The LaBelle All-Star teams are
Caloosa Belle/Jo Coombs
LaBelle Dixie League All Star softball teams traveled to Bel-
leview for a Fourth of July tournament. Although they were
disappointed, it was a terrific experience for the girls.
Belles: Courtney Bancroft, Bri-
ana Brown, Vanessa Cantu, Kelsy
Cooper, Nikki Davis, Elanee Mar-
roquin, Briana Pascher, Jessica
Smith, Cory Taylor, Kindall Tin-
dall, Corie Tolar, Tonie Tolar.*
Coaches: Steve Smith, Janna
Taylor, Tim Taylor
Ponytails: Kylie Bancroft, Vic-
toria Bass, Rumor Cantu, Taylor
Corbitt, Brandynn Marroquin, Ol-
ivia Molina, Cassidy Pascher, Ra-
chael Reinbott, Haley Stephens,
Katelyn Thorn, Alexis Timms,
Coaches: Frank Marroquin
and Raymond Marroquin.
Angels: Adra Barnes, Sierra
Boyce, Beatriz Cardoza, Morgan
Carter, Amber Delorme, Tiffany
Home, Precilla Maciel, Alexis
Miller, Angelique Moreno, Nicole
Rodriguez, Mykala Williams.
Coaches: Buddy Carter, Alex
Rodriguez, Denise Rodriguez.
Diversified Concrete honored at LHS
On July 8 LaBelle High School
and the Hendry County School
Board presented Diversified
Concrete with a plaque of ap-
preciation for all of their hard
work, dedication and the seemly
unending amount of time they
have donated to the LHS athletic
Over the past three years,
Destry and Jackie Hall, along with
their employees, have completed
many pivotal projects on the high
school's athletic fields.
The next time you're at a
football or softball game, look
around and you'll see Diversi-
They completed all of the block
work on the new ticket booth at
the football field and they also
poured the new sidewalk around
the ticket booth as well.
The Building Trades students
also were able to gain valuable
experience in concrete when they
Submitted photo/Doug Kelley
Pictured are: Tom Connor, Superintendent of Schools, Larry
Worth, Assistant Superintendent, Tommy O'Ferrell, Supervi-
sor of Maintenance, David Kelley, LHS Athletic Director and
Destry and Jackie Hall, owners of Diversified Concrete.
assisted Diversified Concrete with
the pouring of the new concrete
floor of the football pavilion.
The LHS softball field has
undergone transformation as
well; Diversified Concrete was in
charge of all the block and con-
crete work on the new dugout.
LMS announces 2008/09 school dress code
Dress Code and Grooming
Policy (2008-09): Students and
parents need to be aware of the
importance of good grooming
and its effect upon the learning
environment. Good taste means
knowing what to wear and when
to wear it. Since the home pro-
vides the funds, guidance, and
upkeep of the student's cloth-
ing worn in school, it is the re-
sponsibility of the parent to see
that grooming reflects the mod-
esty and good taste expected in
school. The following is the dress
code expected of our students:
All shirts will have collars and
sleeves. They tops will have three
(3) buttons or less and can be
patterns or solids. (NOTE: Links
to vendors who provide these
tops are available online at http://
Pants may be jeans, khakis
or capris. They may not be sweat
pants, jogging pants, cargo pants,
nylon, velour or fleece.
Skirts and shorts must be no
shorter than one (1) Student ID
length above the knee.
Safe footwear shall be worn at
all times. No bedroom slippers are
to be worn. Closed toe and heads,
not sandals, flip-flops, or "Crocs"
are not acceptable. Closed in,
rubber-soled shoes such as ten-
nis shoes are preferred.
Coats, jackets, sweaters, and
sweatshirts are permitted. Col-
lared shirts must be visible at all
No hooded outerwear
will be worn
The administration reserves
the right to prohibit any article of
clothing or accessory that is not
appropriate at school.
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.
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-
Edison College plans
Hendry/Glades campus at 9 a.m.
You will need to bring all of your
W2's and any other tax informa-
tion you have for the 2007 tax
year. Students under the age of 24
will need to bring their parent's
W2's and tax information in addi-
tion to their own. Call Brooke or
Heath at 863-674-0408 for further
FCAT scores ready at
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 Lehigh and Clewiston
have copies also. Thank you and
have a safe summer.
student aid workshop Apply for RCMA
Are you trying to apply for fi-
nancial aid and need help com-
pleting your Free Application for
Federal Student Aid? On July 19
and August 16, Edison College
will be holding a free FAFSA Help
Workshop on the Edison College
child care now
The following RCMA child care
centers are now accepting appli-
cations for children six weeks old
to five years old: LaBelle CDC, SR
29 863-674-4510; Mira Verde CDC
863-674-4104; Krome CDC Cow-
boy Way 863-674-4515; Glades
West CDC 863-612-0783 and New
Please bring the following
documents: check stubs, income
tax 2007/W-2 and child birth cer-
Sign up for Cheer
The LaBelle Longhorns are re-
cruiting players and cheerleaders
for their upcoming season. Sign
ups are on Saturdays in July from
9 a.m. 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 ac-
cepted. Football player fees are
$85 and cheerleader fees are $95.
Get ready for first
LHS football camp
Head Coach Hal Bennett
would like to announce that the
LaBelle High School Cowboys
will hold a football camp of their
own to begin the season. This
football camp is for ninth through
12th graders interested in playing
football. Check-in to the camp
will be August 6 from 7-9 p.m. at
the entrance to the gymnasium at
LHS. The camp will run from Aug.
6-9. For more information please
contact Head Football Coach Hal
Bennett at 863-675-1688 or by
e-mail at hlbennettpls@yahoo.
Cheer and tumble
Universe All-star Cheer &
Dance, 150 South Industrial Loop
Road, will be hosting a Cheer &
Tumble Camp. Cost will be $75
per child, with lunch and snack
provided. July 21-25, 9 a.m.-5
Anyone interested please call
Paige at 863-673-0225 or just
come by the gym to sign up.
Hunter Safety course completion day set
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will hold the completion day por-
tion of its free hunter safety course
Aug. 9, in Hendry County.
Students will learn about cur-
rent laws, safe gun handling, eth-
ics, firearms, ammunition and
marksmanship before taking the
final test. The safety course also
includes live-firing instruction on
a shooting range.
The FWC will offer the course
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Shooting
Participants must have suc-
cessfully completed the online
portion of the course. They must
print out the final Web report pri-
or to the Aug. 9, class.
Anyone born on'or after June
1, 1975, must pass an approved
hunter safety course prior to pur-
chasing a hunting license. Parents
or legal guardians must accom-
pany children under age 16 to all
classes. To participate in the live-
fire exercises, children under 18
must present a parental release
form signed by a parent or legal
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required. Participants
can make reservations online
at MyFWC.com/huntered or by
calling 561-625-5122. A statewide
schedule of hunter safety classes
is also available on that site.
CR 720/Bee Branch River 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 replacement by a new
wider bridge expected to open
on or before Monday, August 18,
With the end caps and deck
slabs now in place, crews this
week will pour the concrete deck
for the new bridge.
While the bridge is closed,
the detour route for westbound
motorists on CR 720 is Fernwood
Road (1 mile) to Crescent Acres
Road (3.5 miles) to State Road
78 (4.8 miles) to Kirby Road (0.2
miles) to Kirby Thompson Road
(5 miles) and back to westbound
Those traveling east on CR
720 should follow Kirby Thomp-
son Road to Kirby Road to State
Road 78 to Crescent Acres Road
to Fernwood Road to access east-
bound CR 720 on the west side of
the river. Motorists are reminded
to drive cautiously and to obey
the posted speed limits along the
detour route which includes a
section of Crescent Acres Road
that is not paved.
In addition to a new bridge,
the project will provide paved
shoulders and sodding on road-
way approaches to the bridge,
new guardrails, new signs, and
-pavement markings. Pittsfield
Construction, Inc. is the contrac-
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US Sugar is coming to Labelle on Saturday, July 19 to
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We are seeking candidates that are proficient in at least
two of the following:
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experience is a big plus along with good organizational
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.
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You may have seen in the news that US Sug-
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the transition period given to our company is
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as usual for several more harvesting. In ad-
dition, there are proposals for extensive reten-
tion bonuses for those employees 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
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Furs . 615
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Tools . 725.
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
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
DRYER - Electric. $150
DRYER - Roper clothes dryer.
DRYER - Roper, good condi-
tion, works great, $100.
DRYER - Whirlpool, heavy du-
ty, $50. (239)362-6443
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
REFRIGERATOR - Side By
Side. $150 (863)675-6685
STOVE - GE White electric
stove in excellent condition.
WASHER & DRYER - very
good cond., $200 for set.
will sell sep. (863)675-1664
WASHER & DRYER - Whirl-
pool, commercial grade, su-
per capacity, $400.
WASHERS & DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
METAL SHED - 4 1/2 x 6.
Needs deck.' $100.
$47,600. 25x40x14 $7900x18
$37,000. Pioneer since
SHED - 12x24, buyer must
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.
CULVERT - for driveway, ap-
prox 20" diameter x 22ft
long,good condition, asking
FORM PLYWOOD - (53
sheets) 3/4", pre oiled, ve-
neer on one side, $1500 or
best offer (863)824-0480
KITCHEN CABINETS - Like
new 5 Base, 7 Wall, Light
Powerful deep cleaning
4I truck mount system
Home Maintenance & Repairs too
20+ yrs. exp.l/ocally owned 6 Operated
KING SIZE BED- beautiful, with
linens, $300 or best offer
LEATHER COUCH - W/match-
ing single leather chair, mod-
ern style, dusty rose, great
cond. $300 (863)675-4098
OFFICE DESK 48" W x 32" L,
2 drawers, small flat pencil
drawer, blonde color, very
solid. $85 (239)980-1737
RECLINERS (2) Brown &
Loveseat, Tan. $300 takes
SECTIONAL - 4PC, with dual
SOFA - Leather; Tan. Good
WOOD FLOORING - Do It
Yourself! 7 Boxes. Mahoga-
ny. High quality. $100 for all.
BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
CAR SEATS (2) SAFETY FIRST
brand - excellent condition
have manuals black & gray
CRIB SET - Cowboy & Cowgirl
w/Mobile. Like new. $40
Portable crib, bedside play
pen/crib, jumperoo, ocean
wonders swing, $180 for all
will separate (561)601-0078
WHITE CRIB & chest, high-
chair, stroller, baby seat,
youth car seat, etc. $225.
863-763-0141 after 6pm
LENNOX, Starlight dinnerware
complete, svc. for 8, serving
bowls, platters, perft. cond.
WEDDING GOWN - Never
worn. Size 12. Call for de-
Emmett Smith painting, signed
Michael Jordan BB card set
HIGHWAY MEN PAINTING -
asking $5000 or best offer
(863)697-2054 after 6pm
COMPUTER - Win 98, monitor,
keyboard, mouse, scanner,
brand new computer desk.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$20 takes both, Call for de-
ARMOIRE & STORAGE UNIT -
large, ebony black, mirrored
front, very classy, $150 or
best offer. (863)234-1435
BABY CRIB - White baby crib
and diaper changer, in excel-
lent condition. $100.
BED - King size, good condi-
tion, lots of storage, $500 or
best offer. (863)234-1435
CAPT. BED - 6 drawers un-
der,bookcase headboard &
footboard w/mattress. Heavy
pine $50 (863)674-0098
CAPTAINS BED - with 6 draw-
ers and bookshelf built in.
Mattress included $45.
COMPUTER DESK - large,
COUCH & LOVESEAT - cream
w/pale pink floral design, rat-
tan, w/coffee A end tables,
COUCH & LOVESEAT - like
new, palm tree design, pd
$1600, will sell for $600.
Country Oak Dining Room Set-
round or oblong, 6 chairs &
china cabinet, excellent con-
dition $500 (863)763-0416
DESK - 24" W x 96" L, drawer
on left, unit for keyboard,
blonde in color. $85
DINETTE TABLE & 4 CHAIRS -
round, wooden, asking $50
DINING ROOM set -
Oak/wrought iron table, 4
chairs matching hutch/wine
rack. $800. (863)357-1388
DINING TABLE - Glass Top,
Square w/Black Legs. In-
cludes 3 Green upholstered.
Chairs. $100 (863)612-0647
DR SET w/ China Cab - Table
6 chairs.Honey oak. Good
cond. $400/or best offer.
DRESSER - 2 large drawers &
2 small drawers, $75 or best
ELECTRIC BED - Hospital bed
w/no rails, used for' only 2
END TABLES (4), Coffee Table
& (3) Lamps. $60 for all, will
Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$120 Call 863-634-4202
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid Oak. Excellent condi-
tion. Several storage compo-
nents. $300 (863)885-1161
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
solid oak, excellent condi-
tion, $300. (863)675-7555
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
upright, asking $50
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$50 neg. (863)763-7609
SECTIONAL COUCH - Large
sleeper sect. w/ recliners.
Good cond. $100/or best
SLEEPER SOFA/TABLES -
Sleeper sofa in good condi-
tion. Will Separate. $200/or
best offer. (863)801-5159
SOFA SLEEPERS (2) Excellent
shape. $100 for both, will
TABLE - 42" glass top Rattan
pedestal table w/4 cain back
chairs, excellent condition.
TABLE & CHAIRS - 3 chairs, 2
china cabinets, white w/gold
trim. All for $150
THOMASVILLE COFFEE TA-
BLE - solid wood, good con-
dition, $75 or best offer
TV STAND & dresser with mir-
ror, $85/will separate. Call
RIFLE - Model 995 High Point,
9 mm, comes w/scope
Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
(813)872-0722 - E-mail
ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE MA-
CHINE - Good working con-
dition. $150 (863)673-0980
TREADMILL- Sears Best with
incline, barely used, paid
$1200, asking $300 or best
WEIGHT BENCH - Sears Weld-
er, excellent condition,
weights included. $100
CHANDELIAR - 2-chandeliers
look new $50.
BEDSIDE COMMODE - Brand
new condition. $35
WHEEL CHAIR - Practically
brand new. Asking $100
BB Simon- brown/black gator
skin belt w/ authentic crys-
tals & buckle, 34" $300 neg.
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
Complete toilet- almond color
$75 or best offer
COMPOSTER - Twin barrel on
stand, slightly used. $275
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
Kayak- Red, used once, excel-
lent condition, 11' 6", sit in,
$300 firm (863)801-1478
Kegerator - Haler Brewmaster
beer dispenser, excellent
(863)634-9945 or 763-3822
TELESCOPE - large with stand
$100 or best offer.
DRUM SET - 5 pc Groove Per-
cussion. Asking $500
WOODEN PODIUM - 28.5 x
22.5 x 41", tan, hand painted
roses, 2 shelves $10
BABY MINI POT
CHIHUAHUA - 6 months old,
all shots, ckc registration.
COCKATIEL - Homebred, ask-
ing $25 (863)634-8863
DOG BOX - Double door, dia-
mond plate top and plywood
bottom, $400. Call
DOG PEN - 12x12x7, $50
Okee-Red/Blue Heeler Mix
puppies- 3 females, 1 male,
4 weeks old, ready to go in 2
weeks $250 (863)697-1565
PERSIAN KITTENS - Pure
Bred, Ready by the 1st of
Aug. 1 M, 2 F Vet checked
PITBULL PUPPIES - purebred,
blue, $300 $500.
DIGITAL CAMERA / BINOCU-
LAR COMBO - Brand new in
box. $75 or best offer.
PROJECTOR - Vintage 16mml,
Revere Brand, good condi-
tion, $75 or best offer
GARDEN BATH Tub - This is a
drop in type bath tub. It's
white and in good condition.
INDUSTRIAL SIZE DELI MEAT
SLICER - By Globe, asking
$150 or best offer
PING PONG TABLES (2) 1
Regulation and 1 Kids, ask-
ing $250 for both
POOL TABLE - Full Size. Good
condition. You move. $300
or best offer. (239)707-3534
TOTAL GYM - 3000 XL TV
Model like new hardly used
$500/or best offer.
TREE STAND - Summit XPod,
new, never assembled, has
safety harness. $100
TELEVISION - 19", Symphon-
ic, color, good picture. $25
TELEVISION - 42" Wide format
HDTV Viewsonic NA4251W
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
STower. $300 (863)697-3556
COKE ZERO DAYTONA (4) - 2
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
( 8 63 ) 9 8 3 - 1 8 6 7
AIR COMPRESSOR - Kohler,
7 1/2 hp, 2 cyl, 10 gal tank.
CHAIN SAW - ECHO, Ex-
tendable pole type. Gas
Powered. Runs good. $250
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw - Like new 10" Radial
Arm saw with extras.
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR -
33 gal just like new with air
tool kit $300/or best offer.
FUEL TANK - 1000 gallon, no
leaks, good condition, $750.
Electric start, 7,550 rated
watts, 13,500 surge watts,
15HP, $850. 863-467-7187
ROUTER BIT SET - 35 pc,
new. $60 (863)467-7589
STARTER SET - NAPA tool
set/tool box, NIB 26" metal
tlbx, 100 pc set. $375
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
TRAIL BLAZER.PLAZMA 375
tig and mig set up - trail-
blazer 250 good cond,
spectrum 375 like new used
4 times mig gun for trail-
blazer.hf251d-1 high frek-
box and coolmate 3 for do-
ing all your tig work. all
work great. S4700/or best
FOOTBALL TABLE - $30 or
best offer (863)357-0406
VACUUM BAGS - Oreck, 15
Large, 14 Small & 3 belts.
Retail $75, Asking $30
DVD MOVIES - over 300,
New, factory sealed, Buy at
Wholesale. $3 each
(863)675-3032, 1068 Ho-
ward Rd, La Belle, FL
DVD MOVIES (4) - New, Fac-
tory sealed. $10
(863)675-3032 after 1pm
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
SAW PALMETTO -Bolita bags
for sale. Call 863-673-5552
COWBOY CHINKS - Brown
Leather. Brand new. $150
HARNESS - Standard size
Pleasure Driving, never used,
brown leather. $225 or best
offer (863)675-4098 LaBelle
HORSE TRAILER for 2 horses,
$600. Call 863-674-1355
QUARTER HORSE - 4 yrs
gelded shots not broke
$650/or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE - Mare 3yrs
old green broke very gentle
and sweet S500.
STOCK TRAILER - 24' Goose
Neck, dual axle, $1,100. Call
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GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Apartments
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent - no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577
Call 675-0313 or drop by to see
one of our affordable apts.
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
(On Hwy 29, 5 miles South of Hwy 80)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Housing Opportunity
SADDLE - 14�" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
03 MURRAY RIDING MOWER.
- 46" Cut Hydro Drive New
GARDEN TILLER - MANTIS
TILLER, NEW - $150.
GAS CHAIN SAW & WEED
EATER - both work great,
$50 for both or will sell sep-
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 motier ,,',i; ,ali
*bag: $100. ,2.itj8 -f1 9
MOWER - 26 HP Diesel Deutz-
Allis with 7 foot King Kutter
finish mower $4000.
PATIO FURNITURE - 9 pc.,
Fuchsia Color. Excellent.
cond. Pd $1200, Now $650
(863)467-2112 or 447-1571
RACING LAWN MOWER - Very
fast. Trophy winner. Extra
neg, will sep. 239-218-5917
RIDING MOWER - 46" Cut. Al-
most new, only 11 months
old. 20 hp. Auto. 2 yr. war-
ranty. $800 (239)340-8503
RIDING MOWER - Scag, 52"
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
SNAPPER RIDING MOWERS -
32" & 28", both are in good
condition, $500 for both or
sell sep (239)324-1012
SPRINKLER HEADS - Hunter
SRS '04, 38 pop up, heavy
duty spray body. $125
WEEDEATER - Battery, new.
YARD TRAILER, Huskee - 10
cu. ft., $75. Call
W & W HORSE TRAILER '00 -
Straight load, good cond,
used for high school & col-
lege. $3500 (863)467-0109
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
FRASER AVENUE, 3BR/2BA; 3
room A/C; fenced yard w/
shop. Please non-smoking;
no pets; ref's & one year
lease. $700 mo. $700 sec.
LABELLE - Large 3 Bdrm., 2
Bath, Garage, C/Air. On cor-
ner Greenbelt Lot. $895/mo.
863-675-0104 No lease req.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit 675-1614
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310 Industrial Loop * Labelle, Fl 33975
FO *Pt OS& IN I I T
BRUCE SCOTT, AUCTIONEER
Lovely, Large 3BR/2BA
CBS Home in Port LaBelle
Close to the Middle School
Available 1st week of July
1st month & 1 mo. security
OAK AVENUE - 2BR/1BA Du-
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
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $825 mo. plus sec.
RENT or LEASE TO OWN
Port LaBelle: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Brand new! 2 car garage,
Energy efficient home on �
acre in cul-de-sac w/in 1 mile
of schools. Close to main Rd.
ADT Alarm Sys. $1050 mo.
+ sec. & ref's.
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The classified ads
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ROOMS FOR RENT
PORT LABELLE INN
Refrig, Microwave, Elec,
Cable, Phone & Internet.
$650 plus tax per month
$330 wkly, $59 Daily
Please Call 863-675-4411
1 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10 $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
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your used Items by sell-
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Business Places -
Sale * 1005
Property Sale, 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property � Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
INDIAN HILLS - 2BR, 2 car
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. $475. mo.
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
131+/- Acres of property in
Worth County,. GA. Mix of
woods and open land...
$2000 per acre. Owner Fi-
nancing Available. Norris
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How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
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(888)291-5253 or visit
LAKE HOMESITES from
$24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
GA/SC Border. Excellent fi-
nancing available. Call To-
dayl (877)426-2326 x 4352.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lotsl $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
Buying a car? Look In the
classllfeds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
PONTOON BOAT - 20', 50hp
engine make "force", runs
great, with trailer. $2500
RIVER BOAT - Richard Colvin
built, 37', perfect live aboard.
$5000 (239)823-2587 or
SAIL BOATS - (2) SunFish,
good condition, with trailer,
900 for all or will sell separ-
SAILBOAT - Irwin 37', 4' draft,
new shaft/prop, needs work,
hull awl griped. $5000
ULTRA INBOARD 1973 - 24 ft
Needs new motor has trailer
$1000/or best offer.
North Georgia Mountain Prop-
erties Visit: www.AS-
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www. Falli ngWater-
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-Beautiful Riverfront Lot-
Gated Hidden Hammock
S/D, w/ oak trees,
180' wide, $346,000. Wayne
Mobile Home � Lots 20[05
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes . Rent 2015
Mobile Homes- Sale 2020
MOBILE HOME STEPS - Fiber-
glass, 4 Steps/3x3 landing. 2
hand rails. Okeechobee de-
livery. $200 (863)357-0504
LaBelle, 1974 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
LABELLE - 3BR/2BA,on 2
acres, fenced, with work-
shop. $700/mo. + dep.'
Call 386-776-1789 or
LaBelle - 3BR/2BA singlewide,
new carpet, a/c, $175 wk. +
$200 dep. (863)
NEAR LABELLE 2BR, 2 BA on
small acreage w/fish pond,
$125 wk + security.
PALM DALE - mobile home,
2br, $325/mo + utilities.
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
CASA MOVIL 3/2 bans,
14x70 sensia empesando de
36,900. Dobles empesando
de 45,900 (863)675-4848
LABELLE, MOBILE HOME,
2002 on 2/2 acres, fenced,
workshop. $138,000 or best
offer. Call 386-776-
1789 or 863-675-3064
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.
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide on
% acre lot. $74,900. Low
down payment. Easy credit
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
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
WHY RENT...When you can
own your own home. Call for
easy credit approval. Ask for
Lorena at (863) 675-8888
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$6,000 or best offer
CELEBRITY 180 IN-
BOARD/OUTBOARD 1990 -
W/trailer, New Floor,new
and More Boat has less then
350 Hours. $4500/neg.
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
Minn Kota Bass Boat- 2 man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor, very nice, new seats
ORLANDO CLIPPER FG SKIFF
1965 - '99 15HP Suzuki OB,
troll motor, Gal.trailer.Big,
deep, good condition. $795.
OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
VIKING TENT TRAILER 1998 -
17 ft. Air Awning Fridge
Screen Room New Tires
Excellent Vinyl $2000.
CLASSIC ANTIQUE - Honda
Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $2500
HARLEY DAVIDSON TOPPER
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
YAMAHA VIRAGO 750, 1995 -
New tires, saddlebags,
$1,800. Call 863-763-3599
GO-CART Select - Adult size,
runs good,with roll cage,
needs tires $400.
HONDA 450 FOREMAN 2003 -
27" ITP wheel and tire kit,
winch 78 hours $2500.
HONDA DIRTBIKE, '05 - CRF
250R, been in storage less
than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
$2500 neg. (863)697-8056
POLARIS 500 2006 - od green
4x4 cargo box $4800/or
best offer. (239)222-5710
2004 - Yamaha 4-wheeler ,
250cc 2x2, BearTracker
less than 200 miles. Excel-
lent condition. Call anytime
at 870-820-1563. $2500.
TRAVEL TRAILER '86 - 24',
Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2000 neg. (863)763-8289
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
good, good tires, very clean
1999 Ford F350 Power Stroke
Diesel, 77,000 miles, very
nice, 5 speed, air, 12' flat
bed $7500 (812)989-3022
2000 Chevy Silverado 1 ton- 4
door, long bed, clean, good.
2000 Ford Explorer, power
windows, power locks, stan-
dard transmission, cold A/C,
$1,650 neg. (863)763-0859
.2004 Suzuki Frenza, 62,000
miles, black, excellent cond,
auto., air, 38 miles per gallon
CHEVROLET 2500 1998 -
454 big block, cd ,dark
green, ask for Eric $4000/or
best offer. (863)467-0050
FORD ESCORT SE 1999 -
Great MPG! Runs great!
$1500/or best offer.
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
LINCOLN, '94 - 108k mi., a/c,
radio, tires fair, good condi-
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1997 -
New transmission, new bat-
tery, new starter - needs en-
gine work. $500.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE RS '00
- 105k mi, white, 18 rims.
$3400 or best offer
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Accord $6001 96
Toyota Camry $975!1 For
listings call (800)366-9813
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer
CAR DOLLY - New tires &
wheels, new fenders, lights,
straps & fresh paint. $750 or
best offer (863)697-9704
DEISEL INJECTORS 6) Bosch,
for 300-315 hp Dodge
Truck/Marine Engine. New.
$325 for all. (863)610-1120
DODGE RUNNING GEAR -
355 gears, �'/ ton, 33" mud
tires & Tractor tires, $500
will sell sep. (863)763-8085
FIBERGLASS TOPPER - exc
cond will fit short bed truck
measurements 60w x 81L x
22h, 12 months old $450.
Dodge Ramcharger 1/2 ton,
frame/axles $800/or best
FRONT GRILL - for '05 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
OIL COOLER - Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
READING UNTIL BED - truck
bed, 12ft, $1500 or best of-
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
le alloy rims, Nitto tires,
RIMS & TIRES - Venentli,
w/like new tires, 5 lug, $350
RIMS & TIRES 20" Chrome -
Came off of 05 F-150
$1700/or best offer.
TECUMSEH ENGINE - 6.25
hp, can see it rurl. $75
TIRES (4) Nicky Thompson,
Baja Claws, Brand new.
TOPPER - Maroon, Fits Short
Bed Dodge Ram 1500, Flori-
da Line, Rear window.
TRANSFER TANK - 100 gallon
diesel, fits full size long bed
truck, L-shaped, exc cond.
TRANSMISSION 700R4 -
1994 Chevy,4 Speed, Auto-
TRUCK JACK - Hi-Lift, Model
HL484, max. load 4660 Ibs.
Brand New. Pd $105, asking
$80. 305-879-0895, LaBelle
CHEVY 3500 '92 - cab &
chassis, new tires, "runs
great, $2000 or best offer
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $1600 (863)763-6216
FORD F150 '87.- 2wd, 5.0 V8,
EFI, topper, over sized tires,
reliable. $1300 or best offer
FORD RANGER SUPERCAB
1989 - speed 2.3L eng
Runs Good $1000/or best
TOYOTA TUNDRA 2000 -
Needs rear end. 4-wd, auto.
V-8, a/c $1800.
ENCLOSED TRAILER - 6x12,
Pace, white, side 'door,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2300
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings; tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
REESE HITCH' - Trailer hitch
for full size pick up. Excellent
TRAILER 10X6 - 2x6 wood
flooring with sides $350.
TRAILER 8X4 - expanded met-
al flooring with sides great
for lawn mower or atv $225.
UTILITY TRAILER - 7x12, dbl
axle, solid steel, $700.
CHEVY VAN '86 - white, short,
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans,
good tires, good work van,
DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
'01 - 15 passenger. Excellent
condition. $4200 or best of-
fer. Call 239-784-5782
GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
Sleeps 4 or would make a
great work van. $2100
KIA SEDONA EX 2002 - As-is,
1 owner $2500/or best of-
I. i Notice
I Pbic Notice
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOB
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No. 2007-209-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
ABEL L. DOMINGUEZ
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of Abel
L. Dominguez deceased, File Nd.
2007-209-CP is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry
County Court House, Main Street, La-
belle, Florida. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qualfi-
cations of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of tils Court are
required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOB-
The date of the first publicabon of this
Notice is July 17, 2008.
ROCHELLE Z. CATZ, Esquire
10500 McGreggor Blvd.
Ft.Myers, Flonda 33919
(239) 275-4047 Telephone
Flodda Bar No. 293301
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Michelle E. Berthiaume
255 Fourth Street
Fort Myers, Flonda 33901
londa Bar No. 0193402
282700 CB 07/17,24/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby
given that the Hendry County Con
struction Licensing Board will hold a
meeting Thursday. July 24, 2008 at
6'00 p.m, at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers.
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue. LaBelle,
Flonda The meeting is open to the
public The meeting site is accessible
by the disabled.
Please Note: The time of all CLB
meetings is now 6'00 p m
If a person decades to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, heshe
will need a record of the proceedings.
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made
whicl record ncludes tie ' '
and evidence upon which *r.. ,i.,,, i
is to be based,
Hendry County Construction Licensing
Board. Richard Yoraschek. Chair
282739 CB & CN 07/17/08
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
The Board of County Commissioners
of I, ,,ii. , ,... r'.F, ,da, will hold
a "0 "' ii '' ,, the Clewis-
... 1 .. , '..I . I , lle , I
Commission Chambers in the
County Courthouse, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue. LaBelle, Florida
It a person decides toappeal any de-
cision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any
matter discussed at such meeting,
helshe will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, hte'she may need to ensure
that a verbahm record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
282676 CB & CN 07/17/08
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* Ad Appears In the Newspaper and
Online Free of Charge!
* Reasonable Rates for Private
* Place Your Ad Online, From the
Comfort of Your Home
WHEN YOU WANT TO!
The Hendry County Housing Authority
Notice o Oen and Closing o Its Watin List Random Drawin for
Section 8 HousBN' Choice Voocher g HCVIL
Applicants already on waiting lists for other Housing Assistance Programs must ap-
ply separately for this program and such applicants will not lose their place on
other waiting lists when they apply for the Hendry County Housing Authorities
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
To be eligible to apply, the individual orfamilv must fall wihin the Maximum annual
mross income limits set lorth below:
1 person $9,500 2 person t10,900 3 person $12,250 4 person $13,600
5 person $14,700 6 person $15,800 7 person $16,850 8 person $17,950
Pre-Applications will be available for pick up starting the opening date of Tueday
July 22. 2008 and Wednesdav July 23. 2008 from 9:00 am till 1:00 om at the
Clewiston Social Service Office located at 100 E. El Paso ( old health department
P and Labelle Social Services Office located at 165 South Lee Street Completed
Pre-Aoulications will be accepted Thureda July 24,.2008 & Fridav July 25. 2008
from 9:00 am till 1:00 om at the Clewiston & Labelle Social Services offices. The
deadlines Friday July 25.2008 at 1:00 rm. NO EXCEPTIONS
ApplicantO with a disability may request a pre-application by calling the Clewiston
Social Services office at 863-983-1469 or Labelle Social Services Office at
863-675-5356 starting on Monday July 14 2008 and Tuesday July 15 2008
ONLY from 900 AM. to 1:00 PM. Applicants with a disability will be mailed a
Pre-Aoolication along with an addressed return envelope to the Hendry Count
Applicants with disabilities may return completed pre-Application by mail post
marked no later than Friday July 25. 2008 via US Postal Services Reaular or Certi-
lied Mail. Any applications postmarked after Friday July 25. 2008 will not be ac-
cepted and considered void. Applications postmarked by Friday July 25. 2008will
be accepted through FridayAulust 1.2008.
When you turn in your pre-application you will be provided with a two part ticket,
one part for you and one part the Hendry County Housing Authority. A random
drawing will lake place in early August. The first 50 tickets drawn out of all
tickets received will be placed on the wailing list. All applicants will be notified
by mail if they are'or are not being placed on the waiting list.
U. S. Department of Housingand Urban Development
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)
u It is illegal to Discnminate Against Any Person Because of
eOUAL HOUSN Race, Col Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status,
OPPORTUNITY or National Origin.
277065 CB/CGS 7/10,17/08
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
LEGAL SERVICES, COUNSEL
TO THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
Opening Date and Time: August 4, 2008 at 2:15 p.m.
The Hendry County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is soliciting proposals from quali-
lied attorneys to represent the Board Individuals must be a member of the Flonda
Bar and have practiced law in Florida for over five years and may not represent
the property appraiser, the lax collector, any taxing authority, or any property
owner in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes in Hendry County,
In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Value Adjustment
Board at the C E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by August 4,2008, at 2:00
p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence
of one or more witnesses.
A -..F- f h In-trirtnn:. nd RP" Dnri.i, cents can be obtained from the Hendry
S,,,r i ,, n ,j . , .n , , ri Ii I... .- t 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Forida (for
Si ,. i ,,, - . , -i . l rio da 33975 (mailing address), or by
This solicitation does not commit the VAB to award any contracts, to pay any costs
incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFR or to contract for any servic-
es. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sult of this solictation, or to cancel in part or in its enbrety this RFR if it is in the
best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County Board of
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
282691 CB & CN 07/17,24/08
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
The U. S Sugar Asset Acquisition i" ,/ ff.
Workgroup, created by the Hendry
County Board of County Commis-
shop to discuss th- i.i U *,., v
set acquisition by r ,. ', - n ,,* .
W ater ,i ,.,,..7 ..-,, i, ,r,,i and re-
lated ., ..,.- ."i , ifter tthe
conclusion of the Florida's Heart-
land Rural Economic Development
Initiative Inc. (FHREDI) Board of i-
rector's meeting on July 21, 2008
at the n Boy ' " "
South W .C: Owen,. .- .,,, 4. .,, ' '. . .
da The FHREDI meeting begins at *
10:00 am. i
All persons wishing to be heard on ,
group with respect to anymatter
considered at such Tr.-ino or
heanng, he or she . . . a -
record of the proceedings and, or
such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includesthe testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based The most important
For more information, please call the 20 minutes of your day
Hendry County Planning and Zoning
Department t t 863675-5240 or is the time spent reading
wnte to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOARD OF COUNTY With y r child from
COMMISSIONERS OF birh to genine
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA age in
Janet Taylor, Chair
282688 CB & CN 07/17/08
READING A NEWSPAPER . - .
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GMC 2500 1968 - 350 V8
with RV cam, 4 spd, no bed,
runs great $1300/or best of-
FORD F150 1994 - 4x4, Ext.
Cab, Small V8. Good condi-
tion. $3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1816 after 5pm.
5.7L ENGINE - 1994 Chevy
Other Parts Available
Call for details $650/neg.
CAMPER TOP - White Fiber-
glass. Fits full size Ford
F-150. in LaBelle $250.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008 13
West Glades gets an'A' on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
West Glades School is proud to
announce that our FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test)
grades are in and the school has
received a grade of "A". In addi-
tion they also met AYP (Adequate
Yearly Progress) for this past year.
Mrs. Debra Davis, Principal ofWest
Glades, says, "I am very proud of
the students, teachers and staff at
West Glades School. It is a team
effort. The school board afforded
us the luxury of having an assis-
tant principal and a reading coach
which allowed the teachers more
administrative help, guidance
and resources to facilitate class-
room instruction. The parents
assumed responsibility for their
child's behavior at school and in
communicating with their child's
teachers) regarding the student's
academic progress." The No
Child Left Behind legislation re-
quires all states to report student
achievement based on results of
reading, mathematics, and writ-
ing statewide assessments for all
schools, districts, and the state.
Debbie Davis, principal.
The AYP Report provides a break-
down of achievement test results
for major racial groups, economi-
cally disadvantaged students,
students with disabilities, and stu-
dents with limited English profi-
ciency. A school can make a high
grade and still not meet AYP. In
the 2006-2007 school year, West
Glades received a school grade of
"C". It is unusual for a school to
progress from a C to an A which
shows the dedication to academic
excellence within the school.
Las Noticas en Espanol
La inesperada venta de los
187.000 acres agricolas que eran
propiedad de La Corporaci6n
Azucarera de Los Estados Uni-
dos ahora pertenecen al Distrito
Manejador del Agua del Suroeste
de La Florida. Esto ha torado por
sorpresa a los residents del Con-
dado Hendry, duefios de tierras
del Condado, La Ciudad y duefios
de negocios quienes tratan de en-
tender el impact que tendrd en
todo el condado esta venta mil-
El martes pasado en la mafia-
na un grupo de personas vinieron
al Centro Civico de LaBelle para
discutir las consecuencias que se
van a sentir con la venta de la azu-
carera y como sera la agriculture
en el future. El Director Ejecutivo
de Jardines del Sur (Southern Gar-
dens) Tris Chapman dijo a la au-
diencia que de los 25 millones de
arboles de citricos solamente un
mill6n estin incluidos en la com-
pra, debido a la importancia de la
producci6n de citricos y a la efi-
ciencia de la plant procesadora
de Jardines del Sur, la conclusion
16gica es que los citricos siempre
van a ser parte de la economic del
condado. Sin embargo la venta de
la azucarera es motive de contro-
versia. Los que desean mejorar el
medio ambiente de los pantanos
piensan que es la mejor decision
mientras que otros se preocupan
por ed future de la economic ya
que la agrcultura ha sido un fac-
tor primordial durante todos es-
I El Administrador del Condado
Wayne O'Neal dijo que nadie esta
seguro de como la venta de la
azucarera afectar6 el presupuesto
financiero ya que La Compaifia
Azucarera continuard pagando
impuestos por el resto de tierra
que le va quedar, despuos de eso
el Estado le pagard al condado
impuestos para siempre o hasta
que la populaci6n suba de 40.000
habitantes que es la cantidad ac-
tual hasta 150.000 en el future. El
senior O'Neal dijo que el condado
desea mejorar la economic, el de-
sarrollo econ6mico, crear fuentes
de trabajo y aumentar el valor de
las propiedades, el piensa que la
venta de las tierras van a perjudi-
car el process de la agriculture
y los trabajos que dependent de
Hay muchas preocupaciones
de la ciudadania en general ya
que El Distrito ha invertido dinero
en entrenamientos para restau-
rar los pantanos pero hasta el
moment esos trabajos estin
en lista de espera. Algunas otras
posibilidades para ayudar con la
economic serian: Las escuelas,
gobiernos locales y negocios se
podrian benficiar con el proyecto
del agua, El Desarrollo Econ6mi-
co Rural est. en el process de
identificar programs, El Maneja-
miento del Agua tiene un plan de
entrenamiento para crear trabajos
que beneficie a los residents lo-
cales, un comit6 debe de trabajar
para asegurar oportunidades de
trabajos por medio de las fuerzas
de trabajo y colegios, se deben de
hacer reuniones cada mes para
informar al piblico, implementar
programs del mejoramiento del
turismo en el area, La Agencia de
Fuerza Trabajadora Innovaci6n
va a asegurar que sus programs
sirvan para los trabajadores del
area afectada de manera que no
se tengan que ir de Clewiston, el-
los ya tienen various proyectos de
encuestas que pueden acelerar el
process d encontrar trabajo.
para el 2009
La Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
tasadora del condado Hendry,
quiere recordarles que pueden
aplicar ya, para las exenciones
sobre los impuestos para el alo
2009. No tienen que esperar has-
ta enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitarin la
oleada de iltima hora y el esperar
en fila, tambien evitaran olvidarse
de aplicar y no recibir el beneficio
de la(s) exenci6n(es).
Nuestras oficinas en ambas
localidades mantienen el mismo
horario, de 8:30 AM a 5:00 PM de
lunes a viernes. Pase por una de
nuestras oficinas durante estas
horas y salga ya de esa preocu-
Si tiene alguna pregunta en
cuanto a aplicar temprano para el
2009 puede Ilamar a nuestra ofi-
cina en LaBelle al 863-675-5270
o desde Clewiston, sin recargo,
al 863-983-3178. Tambien puede
llegarse a nuestra pdgina de la red
mundial al www.hendryprop.org
para mis informaci6n.
Servicio de comunidad
El grupo 24 horas de tragones
anonimos invita a todas las perso-
nas que tengan el problema de so-
bre peso a su primer aniversario y
asi mismo a una junta public de
information acerca de como de-
jar de comer'desesperadamente y
como bajar de peso sin dietas, sin
pastillas y sin ejercicio. La junta se
realizara el dia 2 de agosto a las 6
p.m. en el Salon LaBelle Woods
Resort, 620 South Main Street.
Te esperamos no te arrepe-
niras (estrictamente favor de no
Abra cena y baile gratis. Llama
863-675-3261 or 863- 234-8188.
Everyone at West Glades is
very proud of these accomplish-
ments and credits Mrs. Davis with
inspiring the teachers and en-
couraging the students to do their
best. West Glades is a Kindergar-
ten through 8th Grade school, the
only K-8 school in our immedi-
ate area, with approximately 420
students during the 2007-2008
"Mrs.. Davis is a great lead-
er. She knows how to make a
teacher reach down in and pull
the best out of themselves," says
one teacher. "Mrs. Davis encour-
ages teachers to work as teams
and share their knowledge which
benefits all students. She is or-
ganized, creative and inspiring.
She has never asked anyone on
her staff to do anything that she
would not do herself and when
there is a problem her first com-
VOTE FOR AND ELECT!
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ment is 'what can I do to help you
with this?' It is truly a blessing to
work under such a competent
and caring principal." Yet another
teacher states that, "Mrs. Davis is
quick to give praise and in those
times when one deserves a repri-
mand she pulls no punches in tell-
ing you; but she is always ready to
help you find the solution to the
problem. She doesn't leave things
According to Mrs. Brittain, sec-
retary and bookkeeper at West
Glades, "Either Mrs. Davis or
Mrs. Backes walks through the
classrooms every day to monitor
classroom activity. The students
are encouraged to seek guidance
with. either administrator or the
counselor, Mrs. Cathy Deerey.
Our school truly is an atmosphere
that promotes the academic,
emotional and physical health
of each student. All students are
rewarded for good behavior and
discipline problems are usually
handled almost immediately with
Mrs. Davis's door is always
open for staff members, students
and parents. She truly is an ad-
- r n -r n--I__��~ ---I
"ministrator with a loving heart
and quick mind."
When asked what the plan is
for this coming year, Mrs. Davis re-
sponded, "My hope for next year
is that during these times of major
budget constraints that I can pro-
vide teachers the things they need
to allow students to grow intellec-
tually, emotionally and physically.
With the addition of our new
gymnasium we hope to be able
to provide extra-curricular activi-
ties that will enhance the desire in
every student to achieve and re-
ceive a well rounded education."
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1060 Hw 29 S. * LaBelle
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1563 Oxbow Dr. * LaBelle, FL
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Over 20 yCeas experience in tihe
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741 S. Bridge St * LaBelle, FL33935
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Sales * Service * Rerigeration
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Quality Used Appliances and Repairs
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137 S. Industrail Loop Suite 5
863-673-1737 * 863-675-3111
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Home Watch * Lawn Service
Pet Setting * In-Home Service Sitter
Servicing Alva, Clewiston, Felda, Muse,
Immokalee, LaBelle & Lehigh Acres
For as little as $15.00
Daniel Rennolds, owner
P.O. Box 1380 * LaBel)e, FL
Licensed & Insured
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Q: Do you believe a candidate's l 'i
character is an important consid- J :
A: I believe character is extremely
important. It is who we really
are, the foundation on which we
conduct ourselves. I may not be much of a
"Politician", but I will always strive to be a man of
honor and good moral character. We can look no
further than the national news concerning some of
our congressmen and senators. We must return to
the values that built this country and this county.
Values like honor, integrity and character do not
change with the time, but stand firm with the test
Hendry County Commissioner District 3
If you would like to submit a question,
Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for and approved by Raymond Pittman Campaign,
Republican for Hendry County Commissioncr, District 3
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, July 17, 2008
Welcome to the Sherwood Forest
Robin Hood - The Musical,
Book By Tim Kelly, Music By Arne
Christiansen, Lyrics by Ole Kittle-
son will be seen in all its burst of
color and music on the stage on
July 17, 18, 19, 20 at 7 p.m.; Sun-
day Matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$5 for children 12 years old and
under. All other tickets are only
$8. Reservations are required:
863-675-3066. See you at the The-
ater -- 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle.
The 30 plus children - ages
five to teens -- are bringing to life
Robin Hood, Mother Meg, Little
John, Friar Tuck, Lady Merle, Maid
Marian, the Sheriff, his Wife, Sol-
diers, and Citizens. This children's
production, directed, produced
and assisted by at least a dozen
parents and Firehouse Cultural
Center theater members, is a pro-
duction to be proud of!
Come to see The Castle, Sher-
wood Forest, The Nottingham
Fair, The Archery Contest come
alive at the Theater.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Head on down to the Firehouse Cultural Center this weekend and watch the children of La-
Belle in Robin Hood - The Musical.
CHS: Nominate a Child Advocate
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Mention this ad and receive
Up to $100.00 value on your next visit.
813 E. Hickpochee Suite #500
LaBelle, FL 33935 - 863-675-3270
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Fort Myers, Fl (July 11, 2008)
Children's Home Society of Flor-
ida, Southwest Division is prepar-
ing for its annual R. David and I.
Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate
of the Year Award Celebration
Dinner on Saturday, November
1, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut
Point in Bonita Springs, starting at
6 p.m. This year the agency is ask-
ing the community to help select
the honoree. Do you know some-
one deserving of this award? You
can nominate a friend, a col-
league, and/or a professional who
advocates for children in South-
west Florida. Children's Home
Society invites the community to
nominate someone who has truly
made a difference in a child's life.
You can see criteria for nomina-
tions, see the history of the award
and make nominations at www.
Everyone is invited to take a little
time to honor someone special
and worthy of this award. Top
nominees will be honored on
the evening of November 1 at the
Child Advocate Dinner Celebra-
S"We truly want to hear from
the community about who we
should honor with the Child Ad-
vocate Award established by the
late Dave Thomas, and his wife
I. Lorraine Thomas. We look for-
ward to learning about the won-
derful advocates for children who
call Southwest Florida home,"
said Rebecca McGuire, Executive
Created in 1902, Children's
Home Society of Florida (CHS) is
the oldest and largest statewide
private not-for profit provider of
services to children and fami-
lies in Florida. Services include
foster care, adoption, child de-
velopment, emergency shelters,
residential group homes, inde-
pendent and transitional living for
teens, parent education, counsel-
ing, mentoring, and treatment for
developmentally disabled chil-
dren and adults, and more.
The Southwest Division, estab-
lished in the 1960s, serves children
and families in Southwest Florida,
including Lee, Collier, Charlotte,
Hendry and Glades counties.
The division serves over 5,000
children and families throughout
the region with prevention and in-
tervention programs.'CHS, which
served more than 90,000 children
and families throughout the state
in 2006-2007, currently manages
the cases of nearly one third of
all children in Florida's foster care
CHS is headquartered in Win-
ter Park, Fla., and offers services
in more than 100 locations by
more than 1,900 staff members
dedicated to providing child fo-
cused, family centered care. The
mission of CHS is "Embracing
Children. Inspiring Lives."
For more information contact
Jacqueline House at 239-334-
0222, or visit the website at www.
Office Space for Lease on South
Main Street in LaBelle. Excellent
location. Aprox. 3700 sq. ft. May be
leased as one office or split as two
offices of aprox. 1800 sq. ft. The
north side consists of 5 offices, 2
bathrooms. 1 library. 1 kitchen. The
south side consists of 1 lobby,3
offices, I conference room, I library,
and 2 bathrooms. Separate electric
services. Great Bargain Price!
$12.50 sq. ft. + $3.00 CAM.
FOR RENT: No smokers or pets please
3/2 - 2 Evans Rd. $1200/mo
3/2 - 2 E. Sunflower $750/mo
2/2 - 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
3/2 - 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
2/2 - 1 with Den E. Palomar $650/mo
2/1 - 0 Fort Denaud Road $600/mo
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