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Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2005
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At a Glance

Blood drive today
' The Community Blood
Drive is today, Thursday, Sept.
11, at American Legion Post
130, Hwy. 80W from noon till
7 p.m.

Kiwanis Kids Day
'Preparations are under way
for the Kiwanis Club of La-
Belle's Annual Kid's Day. Mark
your calendars and plan to
spend Saturday, September 20,
at Barron Park from 10 a.mi-2
p.m. It is for all children through
elementary school. Bring your
bike for the bike rodeo. There
will be a variety of local enter-
tainment, food and three bike
raffles. Many community or-
ganizations are participating
with fun activities, games and
educational material. For more
information, or to find out how
your group can be involved,
- please Contact Dawn at Kiwan-
is Thrift Store, 863-675-4043 or
Nikki, 239-564-2005.

Relay for Life
S Relay for Life of LaBelle
Team Kickoff meeting will be
held on Sept. 23, at the Dallas
B. Townsend Agricultural Cen-
'er, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, at
f6 p.m.

Come to caregiver
LaBelle's Caregiver Support
,Group is t1eld the last Wednes-
day of every month. 'The next
meeting will be Sept. 24 at First
Christian Church of LaBelle
from 2-4 p.m.
Take a break, relax and join.
them for some group conver-
sation centered around you
the Caregiver! This group is
open to all caregivers. Snacks
and Coffee will be provided!
R.S.V.P. and information call

Tarps available
Residents needing tarps for
leaking roofs or sand and sand
bags are asked to call Emer-
gency Management at 863-612-
.4700 or 863-983-1594 for assis-
tance. Tarps or sand bags will'
no longer be available at the'
previous locations.

Hope Hospice will
speak to your group
Hope Hospice and Commu-
nity Services seeks opportuni-
ties to speak to civic groups,
clubs and churches.about ser-
vices provided and volunteer
opportunities. Speaker topics
SVolunteering for.. Good:
S25 ways to Support Some-.
one Facing a Serious Illness
Advance Directives
Hospice 101 and Volunteer-
SVolJhleer opportunities in-
Providing companionship
to patients
SDriving patients to the doc-
tor, store and taking them on
SSpanish speaking volunteers
to talk to people in the lan-
guage they are most comfort-
able with, volunteers to sit with
children so family can visit
'For more information, call
Jean Best at (863) 983-7771.

ISee Page 2 for information about
,how to contact the newspaper.
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Football: Bennett takes top spot

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Calooa Belle/Patty Brant
New Head Football Coach Hal Bennett is hoping to build in Coach Ron Dunbar's legacy
while initiating his own.

Once a Cowboy, always a Cowboy

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
When he graduated in 1994,
Hal Bennett took off the red
and white Cowboy jersey and
headed off to Kentucky to play
for Cumberland College in VWi.
liamsburg. Although the often- .
-sive lineman's football playing
days were cut short with a neck
injury in 1997, his coach saved
his scholarship and put him on
helping to coach the team.
At Cumberland Hal earned a
degree in Business Administra-
tion. He went on to the Univer-
sit. of Florida \\here he earned
another degree in surveying,
and mapping.,
He had been to many places
.. big cities, sa" some uonder-
ful things and thoroughly en-
joyed it all But he came to see Hal Bennett, Cowboys' n
that, as exciting as it all was,
none of it w'as home.
In 2001 he returned to La- In Janfiary he and his
Belle where he coached Pop. put together a weight prog
Warnerfor four ears Then, in 'and im February iniated
2005. he began helping Coach Then it was time for Spring
Russell Bell with the offen- andthe
sive line back at LaBelle High Summer brought e
School. He was back on the weeks of weight room train
Cowbov team. for .the team four days a wel
Later, Coach Craig Davidson This past summer LHS
moved Hal to the defensive on its own footballcamp for
back coach and first lime ever. Over 80 attend.
ordinator, where he served for most high school players.
two seasons; Moving from the hopes to see the benefit of
offensive to the defensive mind earlier start \ith condition
set was a challenge for Hal, and testing in weight room
but he said he watched and the field this year
learned. The "season" is only par
'Last' January he accepted the story. You have to work
the head coach position %when year to "keep the game fre!
Ron Dunbar decided to end his' he said.
tenure after 16 years. Perhaps even more im
As head coach, Hal'sjob is to tant is the extra time to es
oversee everything- all aspects lish the team concept -
of the program. As a coach, environment where individi
SHal has seen how what used to' begin to become a cohe
be seasonal sports like football unit, working together tow
have expanded. Nowadays, the a goal. That type of bond
season is only the culmination Hal said, will be "huge for u
Sof a full year of preparation. A product of Ron Dunb

Locals applying
for disaster aid

for disasterR ai

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Margarita Olvera watched
as four or five inches of filthy
water flooded into her kitchen
and bathroom as, Tropical
Storm Fay passed through the;
area. In a low-lying area, she
said her neighborhood looked
like a lake and the water rush-
ing into her home was a mix-
ture of storm water and septic
It took two days. and a'

Laloosa tee/Pealany rani
ew head football coach.

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\ hole lot of bleach to clean
up.the mess. Her home also
had some screen damage, she
She has lived in her block
home on SR 29S for 13 or 14
years. It was her family's refuge
during the storm Six people'
live there, including Margarita
and her two elderly parents,
aged 82 arid 78. Both are very
ill and on home hospice. Mar-
garita has been their caregiver
See FEMA Page 7

program himself, Hal has won-
derful things to say about the
past 16 years at LHS. It has been
a fine, respected program. Still
he knows he has to make this
job his own. There is no such
thing as standing still. He feels
the need to put more stress
more on the weight room.
Strength,' especially for the
linemen, is important for con-
ditioning muscles and guard-
ing against injuries. He is very
encouraged at the weight room
turnout over the summer the
best its ever been.
. .He said he knows the f-
fense especially has a long
way to go The disappointing
defeat at the Kickoff Classic in
Immokalee August 29 proved
that. It will mean a lot of work
for the offense, especially those
returning Cow boys who played'
for Dunbar. It will be a steep
learning curve for them.
Hal was proud of his de-
fense's performance .at the
SSee Coach -Page 2



Tragedy struck this week
When the body of a 72-year-old
boater was found on the south
shore of the Caloosahatchee
Family members reported
Doyle Ware, of LaBelle, missing
Monday, Sept. 8.
The Florida Wildlife Com-
mission, assisted by, the Lee
County Sheriff's OCffice dive
team and marine and air unit
and the Hendry County Sher-

iff's Office,. recovered Mr.
Ware's capsized fishing boat
and helped locate body,.
FWC investigators believe
Mr. Ware was snook fishing
in the spillway, just east of the
Lee County line. His body was
recovered 200 yards from the.
fishing location. He was not
wearing his life jacket.
An' autopsy will determine
the cause of death.

Budget pain


By Stankeisha Burchell Southwest Florida it's predicted
Special to the Caloosa Belle that 47 percent of businesses
CLEWISTON '-Hendry will have lower payrolls next
County commissioners voted year. Unemplox\ ent is double
int Hendry Count," and people
4-1 Tuesday night to set the i Hendr -nt and people
S niatnet miklla i rate at 7 7092 can t pay their taxes."

which is also the roll back rate.
The roll back rate is the village
necessary to bring in the same
amount of tax dollars as the
previous year. One mill equals
$2,350,124. Hendry County's,
current millage rate is 6.5 mills.
SThe sole dissenter in the vote,"
SCommissioner Darrell Harris
later% stated:
"I voted no because for-rent
signs are going up on hones
and businesses all over Hendry\
County I counted at least 15
businesses just in LaBelle. In

Jail medical
Another brooding issue in
the evening's dialogue con-
cerned the county budget and
the rising costs for constituents.
Of particular interest was the
inmate medical fund;
Listed in the 2008.2009-
budget suminr.iy. as $500,000.
the figure represents a sizeable
See County Page 7

Recycling off

to grea

Hendry County Special Dis-
tricts and WVaste Managementl
personnel are very excited
about the successful first week
of curbside recycling pickup in
Port LaBelle. Residents stepped '
ulp and, on the very first day,.
September 4,, there was an.
overwhelming 77.7 percent
participation rate. That first day
1.92 tons of recyclables were
collected. The second day, Sep-
tember 5, saw a 24.2 percent
participation rate with 0.32 tons
of recyclables collected.
Curbside pickup by W.SI
is every Thursday and Friday

t start

depending on your -address.
Remember, to have your recy-.
cling bins curbside by 6 a.m.
that day.
Residents' :participation will
determine the programs con-
SIn late ':August,' residents'
were allotted two blue bins with
an instruction flyer Iin English
and Spanish). One container
is for paper products (newspa-
per, junk mail, magazines, 'tele-
phone books, clean food boxes
and cardboard). Please do not

See Recycle Page 2

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Margarita Olvera, center, was one of over 200'who applied for assistance last week at the
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in LaBelle. Margarita is flanked by Individual Assistance
Program Specialist Evelyn Negron, left, and SBA Customer Service Representative Linda

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Relay for Life

starts gearing up "

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Practice, practice, practice. Coach Bennett oversees the
Cowboy offense, defense and special teams as they head
into another season on the gridiron. This Friday the Cowboys
head to Clewiston to take on cross-county rivals the Clewis-
ton Tigers.

Relay for Life has another ex-
citing year planned and to kick
things off they hosted an Early
Bird Celebration at Flora and
Team Captain packets were
handed out for returning and
new teams, along with a special
gift and a chance to WIN a TENT
for Relay.
What would an evening at
Flora & Ella's be without their
famous pies? A special thank you
to Debbie for donating pie and
drinks for everyone at the event.
The following teams have
signed ip for the 2009 Relay: As-
sessor's for a Cure; Ricky Reddish
Insurance Agency; City of LaBelle
with, two teams; Country Ped-
dlers; Riverdale Dental; Clerk of
the Court; Saving Grace; and First

Baptist Church.
First Baptist Church Team Cap-
tain Preston Long was presented
with the winning Tent by Tara
Sherrod, Event Co-Chair and Jerri
Awbrey, Activities & Entertain-
ment Chair.
LaBelle's Sixth annual Relay for
Life will be held on March 21-22,
2009, at the LaBelle High School.
There is still plenty of time to sign
up and organizers love to see new
teams or new volunteers interest-
ed in getting involved.
If you would like additional
information, please contact:
Mary Risley (Event Chair) 863-
675-0885; Tara Sherrod (Event
Co-Chair) 863-673-0990; Laura.
Watkins (Team' Development)

sumin ea pnoto
First Baptist Church Team Captain, Preston Long was pre-
sented with the winning Tent by Tara Sherrod, Evbnt Co-Chair
and Jerri Awbrey, Activities & Entertainment Chair.,

Continued From Page 1

Kickoff Classic and hopes to build
on what he's seen.
Hal has a new lineup of
coaches this year as well new
offensive, defensive and special
teams to lay the groundwork for
his program of the future.
Returning this year is Russell
Bell, who coached Hal at LHS, as
offensive line and offensive coor-
Raymond Marroquin, another
of Hal's former coaches, is in
charge of the linebackers. Patrick
O'Bannon, atformer Cowboy and
part of the '95 team that went to
state, is a defensive line coach
and assistant defensive coordina-
Ntew coaches this year in-
clude Jackie Garrett as quarter-
: back coach and assistant offense
coach; He came from Glades Day'
and played college ball.
Justin Brownlee is in charge
of wide receivers and Brent Burn-
side is the defensive back coach
and special teams, coordinator.
He came from Florida Christian
Institute in Fort Myers and is a
professional player with the Fire-
cats Arena II team.
A team is made up of so many
moving parts, Hal said,- he and
Shis staff will be juggling for a
while. Although the Cowboys are
a small teain size-wise with only
five players over 200 pounds, he
notes that the champion. 1995
team was even smaller.
Height, weight, speed they're
all just paper numbers, he said,
but they are a consideration.
Still, what a team really needs is
Like the 1995 Cowboys, he
said, they had heart. They were
scrappy and refused to be beat-
en. "You.can't coach that As a
coach, you just try to instill it," he
commented. He also said he sees
that seed in this .tam:
The Cowboys have few re-
turning seniors this year. Some of

the seniors haven't played before
or logged little play time. So, it's
a young team, starting off with a
new coaching team and a new
.A really good football program
is geared to producing good citi-
zens, not just good football play-
ers. "Dunbar did that," Hal said,
adding that he hopes to add to
that legacy.
Hal has a number of role
models, starting with his dad,
Larry Bennett, who taught him
patience in a struggle, persever-
ance and mental toughness. His
former coaches Dunbar, David-
son and Bell also had a huge im-
pact on him.
"I didn't realize it at the time,
but as a college player under two
very good coaches, I began to
seethe impact they had on me in
dealing with physical and men-
tal struggles. They poured their
heart and soul into their kids," he
He said he was fortunate to
coach four years under Craig
Davidson when he switched to
defense. He admits he didn't
know much about defense, but
watched Coached Davidson
"push the kids, love the kids. It
takes both." He added that the
coach's job is to teach kids not to
give up.
Born and bred in LaBelle, Hal
Bennett went on to some great
experiences else\\here. He lived
and went to school in Kentucky
and loved it there: He spent four
years in Gainesville. "I didn't in-
tend to come back here when
I left," he admits, but he real-
ized more and more that this is
Hal hopes that, in years to
come, he can look back on a
program that turned out qual-
ity young men, productive in
the community as well as on the
football field. He hopes to build a
program to look up to a badge
of the community's pride.
"I don'twant to let Coach Dun-
bar or the community down," he
After all, this is home.

Continued From Page 1

include any Strofoam or enve-
lopes with plastic windows.
The other bin is for other re-
cyclables including glass, plastic
and metal products. Glass, plastic
and cans such as jelly jars, milk
jugs, food and soda cans are ac-
ceptable. If your plastic contain-
ers display the "running arrow"
signs, they can be placed in the
bins. Please rinse the containers.

No bulk glass and plastic grocery
bags, please.
Port LaBelle is the site of the
county's pilot curbside recycling
program, The program is, being
funded by the Waste Manage-
.ment Department of Special
Districts. The bins are provided
through a grant. Eventually, the
program is expected to be ex-
panded throughout the rest of
the county;
If you have any questions,
please contact the Special Dis-
tricts/Recycling office at 863-675-

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To-My Family, Friends,
Supporters and all-Residents
I want to Thank You for your vote of
confidence in the primary election. I am
honored, proud and humbled to repre-
sent you ih November. I want to Thank
tMr. Cooper for a clean campaign. For
those of you who didn't vote for me I
would appreciate your consideration in
Anyone who would like to help or con-
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please call me at 561-248-8100, or e-mail, Also visit
my website at rickmurphyforsuperinten- Together we can make a difference. Thank God for our chil-
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SCaloosa Belle, Thursday, September 11, 2008 3

McGuire to lead Childen's Home Society

SFort Myers, F1 (September 8,
2008) Children's Home Society
of Florida (CHS), Southwest Di-
vision is proud to announce that
Rebecca McGuire has been ap-
.pointed Executive Director for the
Southwest Division of CHS.
The Southwest Division serves
Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry,
and Glades counties in Southwest
The Southwest Division serves


Submitted photo
SRebecca McGuire

more than 5,000 children and
families in the five country areas
with programs such as infant
adoption, pregnancy counseling,
assistance for developmentally
disabled children and adults, in-
dependent living skills for teens in
foster care, Healthy Families (Lee
and Collier Counties),
Healthy Start (Charlotte Coun-
ty), Parenting and Substance
Abuse Prevention Education Pro-
grams, and Early Learning Ser-
The mission of CHS is "Em-
bracing Children. Inspiring Lives."
The mission is the driving force
behind programs dedicated to
providing child focused, family
centered care to the community's
most vulnerable populations.
"I'm excited to work with the
excellent programs of the South-
west Division and to learn more
about the Southwest Florida
community,"says McGuire. "I
have been welcomed by other
leaders in the area, and I look for-
ward to partnering with agencies
to make the lives of vulnerable
children and families better."
McGuire, who also oversees
the Intercoastal Division of CHS,
joined the company in 2000 as a
supervisor in Case Management
Kinship. She was promoted to Di-
rector of Case Management, over-
seeing Dependency Case Manage-

ment, Foster Care and Adoption
Services and in November 2004,
was appointed Executive Director
of the Intercoastal Division.
A graduate of the University of
Iowa, Rebecca earned her Mas-
ters in Business Administration
from the Central Michigan Uni-
versity while in the U.S. Marine
Corps. She completed her PHD
ABD in 2007 for Conflict Resolu-
tion at Nova Southeastern Univer-
sity, where she also teaches.
McGuire's career in child wel-
fare began in Hawaii in the 1990's
when she served as Investigator,
Supervisor, and Administrator in
Child Protective Services, and as
Director of Children's Advocacy
for the Island of Oahu.
She authored a HUD grant net-
ting $3 million in support for the
Safe Haven Project for the
Homeless, a state of the art
model program. McGuire moved
to Florida in 1998 as Project Di-
rector for the Ann Stork Center
before joining CHS. McGuire has
dedicated her career to advocat-
ing for children while maintain-
ing the highest standards of ethics
and professionalism.
For more information about
Children's Home Society of Flor-
ida, please call 239-334-0222 or
About Children's Home Soci-
ety of Florida

Immokalee bosses plead guilty to slavery

On Sept. 2, farm bosses
* pleaded guilty in federal court to
enslaving workers. Workers from
SMexico and Guatemala had been
brutalized and forced to work in
Sthe fields. Cesar Navarrette and
Geovanni Navarrette pleaded
guilty to 17 counts in federal
Court in Fort Myers.
t The Coalition of Immokalee
5 Workers issued the following
statement to the News-Press
About the convictions:
S "The facts that have been
r reported in this case are be-
Syond outrageous -- workers be-
o ing beaten, tied to posts, and
Chained and locked into trucks to
p prevent them from leaving their
V boss..How many more workers
Shave to be held against their will
Before the food industry steps up
to the plate and demands that
this never -- ever -- occur again
in the produce that ends up on
America's tables" ...
"\\nal'sn mosi .frustrating-.T
that there is a solution. As US
Senator Bernie Sanders said
when he visited Immokalee,
S 'Slavery is the extreme. The norm
is a disaster.' If we can improve
Sthe norm -- guarantee fair wages
and humane conditions for all
Florida farmworkers -- then we

Arrest reports

SArmando Cavazos III, 26, was
arrested Sept. 1 and charged with
DUI with property damage after a
crash at Martin Luther King Blvd.
and SR 80. FHP Trooper Travis
Parks was arresting officer.
Tommy Lee Ray, 36, was ar-
,rested Sept. 7 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation -
habitual offender driving with a
suspended license. Sgt. S. Reed
was arresting officer.
4 David Joseph Barker, 30, was
aarresled Sept. 6 and charged with
grand theft vehicle third degree.
ASgl. Perry Short was arresting of-
!'Clarence Trotman, 34, was
-arrested Sept. 4 on a warrant
4and charged with VOP: felony or
.community and VOP: aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.
Deputy Jackie Garrett was arrest-
ing officer.
John T. Lange, 27, was ar-
.rested Sept. 4 and charged with
'larceny between $300-$5,000.
,,Deputy George Elver was arrest-
'ing officer.
Jeffrey Dan Hartwick, 41, was
arrested Sept. 4 and charged with
:'VOP: felony or community con-
"trol. Deputy George Elver was ar-
Sresting officer.
SDan Gerard Holmes, 36, was
arrested Sept. 4 and charged with
violating a county ordinance,
,sexual offender failed to notify
ohis change of address within 48
hours and failing to register. Dep-
,uty Bonnie Weaver was arresting
Sylvia Williams, 38, was ar-
rest ed Sept. 4 and charged as a
"fugitive from justice from Collier
>' County driving with a suspended
,or revoked license and failure to
,,carry liability insurance. Deputy
K. Herrera was arresting officer.
SSamuel Roman Castro, 34,
Swas arrested Sept. 3 on a warrant
: and charged with FTA: felony of-
fense. Deputy George Elver was
arresting officer.
Jonas Sapphire Brun, 32, was
Arrested Sept. 2 and charged with
criminal mischief under $200 and
Burglary ofa dwelling, structure
Sor conveyance armed. Deputy
Ty Marshall was arresting officer.

can eliminate the extreme. And
there are now several retail
food industry leaders who
have agreed to do their part to
promote social responsibility in
Florida agriculture. Yet the lead-
ers of Florida's tomato industry
-- who are holding their annual
meeting this 'week at the Ritz
Carlton in Naples -- continue to
stand in the way of progress. The
FTGE needs to start working with
Yum Brands, McDonald's,
Burger King, and the other
major tomato buyers who want
to put an end to exploitation in
Florida's fields."
Senator Bernie Sanders
(I-Vt.), a member of the Senate
labor committee, made the fol-
lowing statement:
"I think most Americans
would find it hard to believe that
people in.our country are plead-
ing guilty to slavery charges in
the \ear 2008, but that is \Thal
is going on in the i[oiato fields
of Florida. And, of course, this is
not the first case. It is the sixth
successful slavery prosecution
which has resulted in the freeing
of about 1,000 workers.
"While slavery is, of course,
the most extreme situation in
the tomato fields, the truth is that

Juan A. Delgado, 35, was ar-
rested on a warrant Sept. 5 and
charged with Failure to Appear:
DUI; VOP: DUI and also as a fu-
gitive from Justice Glades County
FTA; driving with 'a suspended
license. Cpl. Jesus Olvera was ar-
resting officer.
Eustaquio Olmos, 37, was ar-
rested Sept. 5 and charged as fu-
gitive from justice from Hendry
County for contempt of court.
Deputy Nathan Kirk was arresting
Marcus Ledell Sanders, 25, was
arrested Sept. 6 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from Glades
County contempt of court. Dep-
uty Shannon Bell was arresting
Edward William Coleman, 27,
was arrested Sept. 4 on a warrant
'Sept. 4 and charged with aggra-
vated battery with a deadly weap-
on, use/display of a firearm dur-
ing a felony, improper exhibition
of a firearm/deadly weapon and
discharging a firearm in public.
Inv. Daley was arresting officer.
Ernest Shapiro Madrid, 26, was
arrested Sept. 4 on a warrant Sept.
4 and charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon,
use/display of a firearm during a
felony, improper exhibition of a
firearm/deadly weapon and dis-
charging a firearm in public. Inv.
Daley was arresting officer.
Lee Edwards Odoms, 20, was
arrested Sept. 6 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
habitual offender driving with
a suspended license. Deputy J.
Hunt was arresting officer.
Dennis Wayne Harrell, 35, was
arrested Sept. 5 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation driv-
ing with a suspended license third
or subsequent. Deputy L Brooks
was arresting officer.
Theophilus Tawan Brooks, 26,
was arrested on a warrant and
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, use/dis-
play of a firearm during a felony,
improper exhibition of a firearm/.
dangerous weapon and discharg-
ing a firearm in public. Investiga-
tor Daley was arresting officer.
Corshala Lanette McPhee, 20,
was arrested Sept. 5 and charged

the average worker there is be-
ing ruthlessly exploited. Tomato
pickers perform backbreaking
work, make very low wages,
have no benefits and virtually no
labor protections.
"I applaud U.S. Attorney
Doug Malloy and his staff for suc-
cessfully prosecuting this case. I
also want to congratulate the
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
(CIW) for their on-going efforts
to protect some of the most ex-
ploited workers in our country.
"In terms of raising wages, I
am glad that Burger King recent-
ly joined Yum! Brands (Taco Bell,
Pizza Hut and other fast food out-
lets) and McDonalds in agreeing
to pay an additional penny per
pound for tomatoes. My hope
is that other major tomato pur-
chasers will soon be making the
same commitment.
"As a member of the Health,
Education, Labor and Pension
(HELP) Cminmittee I intend to
iritroduce legislation in the very
near future which will end a
loophole in current law which
enables growers to avoid taking
responsibility for what happens
on their fields when workers are
being enslaved."

with utering a false bank bill, note,
check or draft. Deputy J. Walker
wAasc arrpetino nffiepr

Raymond Lee Allen, 38, was
arrested Sept. 5 on a warrant and
charged with VOP: felony or com-
munity. Deputy Bonnie Weaver
was arresting officer.
Timmy Lee Alvin, 25, was ar-
rested Sept. 4 and charged with
possession of a short barrel
weapon, possession of a weapon
by a convicted felon firearm or
concealed weapon, possession
of marijuana with the intention of
selling, manufacturing, delivering
Schedule I, and also as a fugitive
from justice Palm Beach County
FTP: child support. Deputy J.
Hunt was arresting officer.
Bernard Oliver Durham, 29,
was arrested Sept. 4 and charged
on a warrant for FTA; felony of-
fense. Deputy George Elver was
arresting officer.
Dwight Anthony Sloan, 20,
was arrested Sept. 4 and charged
with trespassing on property not
a structure or conveyance and lar-
ceny $300-$5,000. Deputy J. Hunt
was arresting officer.
Aaron Craig Waddon, 20, was
arrested Sept. 4 and charged with
trespassing on property not a
structure or conveyance and lar-
ceny $300-$5,000. Deputy J. Hunt
was arresting officer.
Natalie M. Hernandez, 16, was
arrested Sept. 4 and charged with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Dept. George Elver tres-
passing on property not a struc-
ture or conveyance and larceny
$300-$5,000. Deputy J. Hunt was
arresting officer.
Josue Modesto Alvarez, 17,
was arrested Sept. 3 and charged
with carrying a concealed weap-
on and altering an ID on a weap-
on. Deputy L. Brooks was arrest-
ing officer.
Brijido Rodriguea, 21, was ar-
rested Sept. 2 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy J. Smith was arrest-
ing officer.
Lino Monroy Ochoa, 31, was
arrested Sept. 1 and charged with
battery: felony battery resulting in
bodily harm or disability and kid-
nap: false imprison adult. Deputy
Cruz was arresting officer.

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Home Society of Florida (CHS)
is the oldest and largest statewide
private not-for-profit provider of
services to children and families
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The Southwest Division, estab-
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than 100 locations by more than
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centered care.

Man pleads

guilty in

Glades theft

A Glades County man pleads
guilty to the fraudulent use of a
credit card involving a Glades
County Commissioner.
Commissioner Donna Storter-
Long reported a burglary at her
residence in March 2007.
Numerous items were taken
from the home one of which was
a Discover credit card.
Through the investigation,
video surveillance tapes at vari-
ous locations led to the arrest of
Ronald Tracy Williams Jr., who
resides in the Ortona section of
Glades County, near the victim
Donna Storter-Long.
Investigators from the Glades
County Sheriff's Office were able
to'track down uses and attempted
uses of the card taken in Glades
and Lee counties. ,
After viewing the videos it was
determined that Williams was in-
deed the suspect and therefore he
was arrested by investigators on
April 20, 2007.
Williams entered into a plea
agreement with the State of Flori-
da and was sentenced to 364 days
in county jail with credit for time
served, Four years state probation
and ordered to pay restitution of

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BEWARE! My home was broken into, after calling the Sheriff's Of-
fice and requesting a deputy. Forty-five minutes later he arrived. I had
received knowledge this break in was in progress but still 45 minutes
later the intruders were gone. My neighbor advised me the deputy
pulled in the driveway stopped for a few seconds then backed out,
without ensuring that the residence was secure. After leaving work
early and arriving home I found my back door busted in and too many
items missing to name here. The Sheriff's Office then took over one
month to get the report to the State Attorney's Office. After calling
weekly, I was told the deputy had the report and it wasn't completed;
it was in records waiting to be mailed to the state attorney's office;
then the Supervisor had it; then was told it was lost in records but
would be hand delivered. Thank God we have a good state attorney
or who knows where it would be. For the residents that don't know
the way the system works here is a break down: A deputy is nothing
more that an information gatherer, then it is up to the state attorney to
continue with the charges or have their investigator fill in where the
sheriff's office left off. I took pictures of the damage to my residence
because the deputy decided he didn't take them or take fingerprints or
get statements from my neighbors. I had to get the statements myself
for the state attorney to make sure this crime doesn't go unpunished.
If you have the same problem call the state attorney yourself.
PROTECT YOUR FAMILY: My mom is 86 and her 2004 Ford broke
down. She was very nervous because she could not reach me. A nice
couple helped her home and got her car towed to a local repair shop.
This business told my mom the repairs would be $1,100 and that they
would not start on it till after Labor Day. I called the next day and
asked what the $1,100 was for and was told a fuel pump, module,
filter and gauge. It sounded way too high so I called a dealership and
they thought something was wrong.
My brother flipped out and said to get her car towed home. When
I called the shop back the owner raised his voice and said he wouldn't
release .the car to the tow company. By the way, the tow company
trusted me for $75, the shop owner would not trust me for the $56 di-
agnostic check. My mom's credit card did not go through, but she uses
it every day. I got the check to the garage, then called to let them know
all my mom's car needed was a fuel pump. This car has barely 20,000
miles on it. My mother and her late husband spent several thousand
dollars over 12 years at this shop my brother, myself and my daugh-
ter, too. The repair part was less than $20. I know the economy is hard
on all of us, but you tried to hurt a wonderful 86-year-old lady on a
fixed income.

Thank You

By Glenda Wilson, HRMC
On Tuesday, during the sum-
mer months, participating Beef
'O'Brady's customers were invit-
ed to give 15 percent of their food
purchases back to the Hendry
Regional Medical Center FOUN-
DATION. As a result of that cam-
paign, 548 meals were purchased
at Beef 'O'Brady's for the benefit
of the hospital foundation, totally
nearly $5,000 in food sales, which
led to a donation of $750 to the
Randy and Kersten Maxson,
4- owners of the Clewiston Beef
'O'Brady's, have offered to con-
tinue this hospital foundation

benefit each year during the sum-
mer months of June, July and Au-
gust. In addition, the Maxsons are
supporting the HRMC Founda-
tion's commemorative brick cam-
paign; they are purchasing bricks
in recognition of their employees
who have worked at the restau-
rant since it opened in March of
2007. Proceeds from the founda-
tion's brick sales will go towards
the construction costs of the new
Emergency Room in Clewiston.
The HRMC Foundation mem-
bers wish to thank the staff of the
Clewiston Beef O'Brady's and the
community for their outpouring
of support and enthusiasm.

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Letters to the Editor

"What Do You Think
About That?"
I do not usually get into politi-
cal arguments, but there are some
things I do not understand.
Locally, Sheriff Lee's opponent
stated that one and a half mil-
lion dollars was paid by Hendry
County for a wrongful death case
in which Sheriff Ronnie Lee was
found at fault. Why did we not
know this? I would like the paper
to look into this and inform us
as to the circumstances. I don't
know about you but if one of my
employees cost me one and half
million dollars he would be look-
ing for a job.
Nationally, the Republican
Vice President candidate's child is
pregnant and not married. What
has that got to do with the ladies
ability to be a leader in politics?

She seems to be very popular
in Alaska. I would question her
ability to give her young family
its needed attention if she is Vice
President of the United States.
Also if McCain should die I seri-
ously question her ability to deal
with the world problems and pos-
sible military conflicts abroad.
I would not vote for any can-
didate who supports keeping our
troops at war. If we would use
trade sanctions, stop all immigra-
tion to the United States for one
year and bring our troops home
we could take the billions of dol-
lars spent on war and use it to im-
prove the lives of Americans. Pro-
grams could be paid for to see no
child went hungry or was denied
a chance for college because of
income. Senior Americans would
not have to pay for medical bills
that eat up their life savings..Jobs
for every American who wants

them could be provided. Wages
could be paid so the average
person could have a shot at the
American Dream. No one wants
their child to go to war. We need
to fix America's problems before
we try to fix the world's prob-
I also have serious questions
about any politician who sup-
ports legislation that would per-
mit our government to take our
guns. People who use guns for
crime do not care; they would be
the only ones with guns. There
should be no law to prevent one
from having a gun to protect their
I would like to see more ac-
countability for our news people
if they do not know the facts -
don't report it. Many people have
suffered because of false informa-
tion broadcast just to sell papers.
Finally, a wise man stated that

"All it takes for evil to control is'
for good men to do nothing." Ap-
ply this to our community. If you
know of drug dealers turn them
in. If our elected officials are be-
ing influenced by special interest
groups or wealthy supporters we
need to know. The law enforce-
ment people and judges need
your support to make our com-
munity a safe place to have a fam-
ily. Every American has to stand'
up for what's right. If we try to live
by the Golden Rule we can make
a difference.
I worked a union job for thirty-
five years and was very active in
its programs, I was union steward
on my shift. If I saw something
that was wrong I would question'
it. A friend of mine calls me hard
head, but I will say what I think.
We all should not be afraid to do
Ed Kuntz LaBelle

Take heart, there's Hope in The B-I-B-L-E

,By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church,
As little children many of us
grew up attending Sunday School
and Church. Some were taken to
church by parents. Others were
dropped off there by parents.
Still others rode a large church
bus driven by mostly happy bus
ministry people who took pride
in getting kids to church who oth-
erwise would not have a way to
Once there kids learned about
God, Jesus, the Christmas story,
the disciples, Daniel in the Lions
den, Noah and the flood and, of
course, the stinking devil! And
who can forget some of the songs
that were taught in those age-ap-
propriate, poster-filled classrooms
where Kool-Aid and cookies were
provided? Those happy tunes in-
cluded words about Zacchaeus
being a wee-little man, Naaman
dipped and dipped and dippy-dip-

py-dipped in the river, and bravery
of David with his sling-shot.
And let's not forget a favorite
song, The B-i-b-l-e. Maybe you
remember this catchy little tune:
"The B-i-b-l-e, Yes that's the book
for me! I stand alone on the Word
of God, the B-i-b-l-e BIBLE!' The
cute little song speaks volumes,
doesn't it? It states that the hope
for us all is found in the Bible. As
we study this sacred book, we
learn of God's love, His truth and
His mercy to all who call upon
Him in their time of need.
Some time ago, I found a sto-
ry about a church board which
was examining a candidate for
membership. The candidate was
asked, "Would you kindly relate
to us one of your favorite parables
from the Bible?" The candidate
was not familiar with even one
parable, so quickly began weav-
ing his way through some Bible
stories he remembered:
"Once upon a time a man
went down from Jerusalem to

Jericho and fell among thieves
and thorns grew up around him
and chocked him. He went on
up and met the Queen of Sheba
and she gave him 1,000 talents of
gold and 100 changes of clothes.
And then he got in his chariot and
drove furiously and when driving
under a tree, his hair got caught in
a limb and left him hanging there.
He hung there three days. and
nights and ravens brought him
food and drink.
"And one night while he was
hanging there asleep, his wife,
Delilah, came along and cut off all
his hair and he dropped and fell
on stony ground. And it began to
rain for 40 days and 40 nights. He
hid in a cave when a man came
in and said, 'Come in and eat sup-
per with me.' But he said, 'I can't,
for I have married a wife.' And the
man went out into the highways
and byways and compelled him
to come. He went into Jerusalem
and saw Queen Jezebel sitting up
in a window, and she saw him,

too. He laughed and said, 'Throw
her down out of there.' They threw'
her down seventy times seven,
and when all of the fragments
were picked up, filled twelve bas-
kets full. Now whose wife will she
be in the judgment?"
The church board was so im-
pressed at the man's Bible knowl-
edge of the Bible, they voted
unanimously to receive him as a
A wild story, isn't it? What is so
amazing is that this is often sadly
true... people don't know their
Bibles. And unless we know the
teachings of the Scriptures, Jesus
said we cannot know God.
Here's a challenge for you -
find a church that teaches the Bi-
ble, and get connected. There you
will find truth, hope and a real un-
derstanding of the B-I-B-L-E.
Dr. Les Morgan loves the B-
I-B-L-E and is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church, located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's in LaBelle.

You need to know: What is secondhand smoke?

Mary Ruth Prouty
Hendry-Glades Health Dept.
Secondhand smoke is what
smokers breathe out. It is also the
smoke that comes from a burning
cigarette, cigar or pipe. Did you
know that smokers only inhale
about 15 percent of the smoke
from a cigarette and the rest goes
into the air? If you are nearby you
inhale that smoke and that is pas-
sive or involuntary smoking. You
are taking in the poisons and
chemicals such as formaldehyde,
cyanide, carbon monoxide, ar-
senic and ammonia just like the
person who is smoking!
Many of the substances stay in

the air up to three hours after the
cigarette, cigar or pipe is gone.
We all know the smoke is ir-
ritating to our eyes and noses
but it is especially bad for chil-
dren. Children who are exposed
to secondhand smoke are more
likely to get colds, allergies, ear
infections and develop asthma.
Babies of parents who smoke are
twice as likely to die from Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Some other effects of smoking on
children are increased fluid in the
middle ear, altering hearing that
can lead to speech problems; re-
duced lung functions (lungs that
don't work as well as they could);
coughing and wheezing more

than other children and be 3-5
months behind other children in
reading and math skills.
Each year 3,000 nonsmok-
ers die from lung cancer caused
by secondhand smoke. A non-
smoker married to a smoker has
a 30 percent higher risk of lung
cancer than someone married to
a nonsmoker. Did you know that
being exposed to secondhand to-
bacco smoke all day is the same
as smoking two to there cigarettes
per day?
What can you do? Don't be in
a home or car where a person is
smoking. Ask smokers to go out-
side while they smoke. If you are
a smoker: take it outside. Don't

smoke around your children in
your home or car. Opening win-
dows is not enough: it can take
three hours for the smoke and
chemicals to clear out.
Most smokers want to quit,
but they need help. It is hard to
quit smoking. As Mark Twain
said, "Quitting smoking is easy.
I've done it a thousand times."
Most smokers want to quit, but
they need help. If you are tobacco
user and want to quit smoking
cigarettes, pipes, cigars or using,
smokeless tobacco products call.
the health department for help!:
It's never too late.

Community Briefs

recent God & Me classes
east Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church is offering God
from & Country Classes. Part of Pro-
grams of Religious Activities with
I per- Youth (P.R.A.Y), these classes are
recognized by Boy Scouts, Girl
ance Scouts and 4H, but students do
not have to be a member to par-
wers ticipate.
The God & Me class is for
ance grades 1,2 and 3. The God & Fam-
ily Class is for 4th & 5th graders.
Middle School students study God
& Church, and the High School
class is God & Life.
A parent information night will
be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, in
E the Fellowship Hall at Carlson
.E Methodist Church on Campbell
Street at 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion call Linda 675-7034.
les Learn to dance
he Dance classes are back at the
an- LaBelle High School. Starting on
It's Tuesday, October 14, and continu-
he ing for eight weeks dance classes
nd will be held at the LaBelle High
..... school from 7-8 p.m. Diane and
Nicholas Fidanza will once again
offer their classes which have
drawn so many in the past. Learn
to dance the waltz, rhumba, fox-
trot, swing, texas two step, polka
and merinque. Classes are $5 per
person, per class. Find a partner,
bring some friends and come out
for a good time. Reserve your
place by calling 675-1020.

spaghetti dinners
American Legion Post 130
invites you to a homemade spa-
Inc. ghetti dinner with salad and gar-
lic toast the third Wednesday of
every month. This month it will
Sept. 17. Serving is from 5-7 p.m.
$4 per plate or $5 for all you can
eat. The public is welcome

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group

will meet for lunch at Forrey Grill
on Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m. All wid-
ows welcome.

Bingo is back
Monday night bingo is back at
American Legion Post 130. Early
Bird starts at 6:30 p.m. Join them
for a fun-fill night of new games
and prizes in a smoke-free envi-
ronment. Open to the public.

Free vision screenings
Drs. Parrish and Youmans
will be doing "Back To School"
vision screenings for all Hendry
and Glades students through the
5th grade during the month of
September. Stop by their office at
100 N Main Street any afternoon
between 3-4:30 p.m. No appoint-
ment necessary. For further infor-
mation call 675-0761.

Kids: Enter Youth
Livestock Calf Show
If you are 3-7 years of age and
are interested in showing a calf,in
the LaBelle Youth Livestock Pee
Calf Show in February, please
contact Marlene at 674-4092 for
an entry form and show rules.
The first 20 entry forms will
be accepted and will be based on
first come first served basis.

COFFO plans meeting
The COFFO Board Meeting
has been scheduled for Sept. 25,
at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel
in Sebring, 150 Midway Drive,

Fall programs
Karate: Jan Bass, Instructor 6
p.m. Wednesdays Ages 4-6
years old; 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
days Beginner Karate Class
Clogging: Pat Bedingfield, In-
structor 5:00- Tuesdays Begin-
ners Ages 3 years and up
5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ad-

5:15-6 p.m. Thursdays In-
Preschool Class Open Enroll-
ment call 863-675-4130
Monday-Friday ages 3-
5years old
After School Program: years
to 12 years of age. We have a few
openings left so enroll now.

Non-smokers to meet
Free non-smokers meetings
are held Tuesdays at 1 and 7 p.m.
All welcome.
For more information call Sue
at 863-675-5825 or 863-517-0098.

Attention non-profit
If your organization would like
to utilize the display case in the
Hendry County Courthouse build-
ing, please'contact Terri Lazar at
They strive to change the dis-
play case monthly.
The display case is a great way
to let our citizens know what your
organization is doing.

Soil survey results
The 1990 Soil Survey of Hendry
County, Florida is now available
on CD using Acrobat Reader.
Any one wishing to obtain
a CD may contact the USDA/
Natural Resources Conservation
Service LaBelle Service Center at
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
or call 863-674-5700.

Class of '79 reunion
The LHS Class of 1979 is plan-
ning its 30-year reunion. For in-
formation please contact Chris at
863-675-6657, robbinscdchris@ or Selena at 334-
794-8570 secrawford@dothan. with updated addresses
and phone numbers for any class-

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'

Class of '99 reunion
The Class of '99 is getting ready
for our 10 year class reunion Con--
tact us at
Hope to hear from you soon!

Class of '88 reunion
The LHS Class of 1988 is plan-
ning its 20 year reunion. For in-:
formation please call Leigh at'
863-675-9288 or e-mail lhfmjf@,

Property Appraiser
has extended hours
In order to accommodate
everyone in Hendry County.
the Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Property Appraiser will have ad-,
ditional hours.
These hours will be for any-
one that may have questions
regarding their accessed val-
ues, exemptions or questions
that may apply to the Property
Appraiser regarding your TRIM
Notice and to those that have
chosen to file a petition.
Extended hours will be,
Thursday, September 11 and
18 until 6 p.m. and on Saturday,
September 13 from 9 a.m. to
Times will apply to both the
LaBelle and Clewiston offices.
You can also visit our Web:
site and
you may find that your ques-
tions can or have been an-
swered there.

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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 11, 2008 5


Chadbourne Rodriguez

Jorge and Asia Rodriguez of La-
Belle are happy to announce the
engagement of their son, Jorge
Antonio Rodriguez, to Sherri An-
nette Chadbourne, daughter of
James and Carolyn Chadbourne
of Akron, Ohio.
Sherri and Jorge, both Army
veterans, served at the same base
at the same time in Iraq, and yet
did not meet until they returned
to the U.S. and began working at
Fort Huachuca in southern Ari-
zona where they continue to live
and work.
The couple credits God for
bringing them each to Arizona

at the appointed time to find the
other, and for being the protector
and keeper of their relationship.
Jorge and Sherri share common
interests in hiking, mountain bik-
ing, soccer, and most recently
golf. Sherri maintains both Akron,
Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky as
her hometowns. Jorge was born
in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico but has
always considered SW Florida his
The wedding and reception
will be held at Grandeza Country
Club in Estero, Florida on Novem-
ber 16, 2008.

Antonio Rodriguez and Carolyn Chadbourne.

Submitted photo

Church Briefs

Camp meeting
next week
LaBelle Church of God pres-
ents Campmeeting 2008 Sept. 15-
19. Night services begin Monday;
morning services on Tuesday.
Prayer from 7:30-8:30 a.m.; con-
tinental breakfast 8:30-9:30; Pas-
tor Graham Chancey 9:30-10:30;
Break 10:30-10:45; Pastor Steve
Griffin 10:45-12:30; Lunch served
12:30; Pastor Eddy Sullivan 7:30
p.m. Breakfast and lunch are free
of charge.

Come to pastors
A Community Pastor Appre-
ciation Breakfast will be held
October 14 at 9 a.m. at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. All pastors and
wives are welcome. Sponsored
by Community Christian School
of LaBelle. If you are interested
in attending please call 863-675-

Eastside mission
trip dinner
On Sept. 26 Eastside Baptist
Church is having dinner to raise
funds for mission work in Arizo-
na. The meal will be: pork steak,
green beans, cole slaw, roll and
tea. The time will be 4-7 p.m. For
more information and to get a
ticket, please call Raymond Craw-
ford at 67501845 or Marilyn Bar-
rios at 675-8097.

New Hope Baptist
announces service
New Hope Baptist C
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moo
ven, and Pastor Darrel Br
invites everyone to join
each week for Sunday Sch
10 a.m., Morning worship
a.m., Sunday evening serve
6 p.m., and also on Wedr
evening at 7 p.m.
For more information,
call 863-946-1852.
The New Hope "Free
Program" is open on T
from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Sa
from 10 a.m.-noon.




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Attention car lovers
They're big'time, their beautiful, their bad and their back! Join the members of the South
Central Florida Car Club for their monthly cruise-in Wednesday, September 17. 6-8 p.m.
.at Popeye's on SR 80 in LaBelle. Bring the family and friends, enjoy the cars and listen to
sounds from the '50s and '60s.

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iting All Conservative Voters to the

ncoln Reagan Day Dinner

Saturday, September 27,2008
at the LaBelle Civic Center
6p.m. Meet and Greet il
7 p.m. Dinner ..
Keynote Speaker: .
Tom Rooney
Republican Nominee for
Congressional District 16

Sponsored by: %
The Republican Executive Committees
of Hendry & Glades Counties

Registration or Information Contact ~
County; email: rec(), Ph: 675-9396
county: email: dsl( Ph: 675-8850 .

Tickets: $35.00 per person
ng is limited and tickets are First Come, First Served
Paid for by the Republican Parties ofHendry & Glades Counties
Proceeds to promote and support Republican candidates

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Submitted photo

New Baby
Dobby, a newborn premature
gibbon, is doing well on the
loving care he's getting from
Debbie Misotti and her volun-
teers at The Talkin' Monkeys
Project in Pioneer Plantation.
The facility rescues monkeys
that are being "culled" from
zoos and facilities that no
longer want them and that
are the victims of abuse or
neglect. If you have a special
feeling for abused animals
and would like to volunteer at
the facility, please call Deb-
bie at 863-983-2335.


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Obituaries should be submitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e-mailing
obits@lnewszap. com. Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.

Nellie Janette Deese, 85
LABELLE Nellie Janette Deese,
of LaBelle, passed away Sept, 4,
2008 in Fort Myers. She was 85.
She was born
June 11, 1923 in
Cullman, Ala.,
daughter of the
late Henry Gerst-
man and the late
Annie (Wix)
. Survivors in-
clude her daughter, Darlene Deese
Hernandez and husband Ralph of
LaBelle; one sister, Bonnie Poole of
Decatur, Ala.; grandchildren, Chris-
topher Hernandez and wife Sonya,
Jason Hernandez, Ariana Hernan-
dez; great-grandchildren, Christiana
Hernandez, Ciarra Hernandez and
Christopher Hernandez II.
She was preceded, in death by her
husband, Zeb Deese in 1977.
Funeral services were held Sunday,
Sept. 7, in the First Church Of God,
in LaBelle with Rev. Steve Gornoski
and Rev. Wesley Stone officiating.
Burial followed in Fort Denaud
Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

Anthony D. 'Tony'
Gilmore, 61
LABELLE Anthony D. "Tony"
Gilmore, of LaBelle, died Wednes-
day, Sept. 3, 2008. He was 61.
He had been a resident of South-
west Florida since 1969. He was
born Sept. 13, 1946, in Washington
Courthouse, Ohio, the son of Glenn
and Mabel (Cash) Gilmore.
He is survived by his loving wife of
18 years, Linda (Knight); his mother,
Mabel Gilmore of Washington
Courthouse, Ohio; daughters, Chris-
tine (Mark) Fuller of Naples, and
Toni Lynn (Jon) Maas of North Port;
step-children, Cathy (Paul) Wozniak
and Angie (Jack) McDaniel, both of
Ft. Myers, and Joe (Amy) Casso of
Orlando; his sisters, Sandra Hash-
barger of Sabina, Ohio, and Patricia
(Bill) Chaffin and Vicki Moore, both
of Washington Courthouse, Ohio;
grandchildren, Eric B. Radcliff,
Shawna Smith and Austin Fuller;
and step-grandchildren, Amanda
and Matthew Wozniak and Emily
and Dylan McDaniel.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m.,
Saturday, in Shikany's Bonita Funeral
Home, 28300- Tamiami Trail South,
Bonita Springs.
In lieu of flowers, the family sug-
gests that memorial contributions be
made to the American Diabetes As-
sociation, 4902 Eisenhower Blvd.,,
Suite 295, Tampa, FL 33634,

Pauline Hull Townsend
LABELLE Pauline Hull Town-
send, of LaBelle, passed away Fri-
day, Sept. 5, 2008, in LaBelle.
She was born
Sep. 9, 1921, in
LaBelle, daughter
of the late Wil-
liam Thomas Hull
II and the late
Amy (Foote) Hull.
Pauline's family
has lived in the -'.'
area since the early 1900's and she
was -born and raised in LaBelle.
Pauline taught Home Economics at
LaBelle High School for 40 years.
She was a member of Carlsdn Me-
morial United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Baird Townsend in 1985.
Survivors include her brother, Wil-
liam Thomas Hull Ilf of Punta Gor-
da; nephew, James David Hull of
LaBelle; niece, Paula McQueen and
husband Robert of Punta Gorda;
great-niece, Jena Wilson and hus-
band Mike of Sarasota; and great-.
nephews, Jerron Hull and wife Ash-
ley of Punta Gorda, Jadon Hull and
wife Megan of LaBelle and Jolen
Hull of LaBelle.
Funeral services were in Carlson
Memorial United Methodist Church
in LaBelle with Pastor WT. Maddox
Jr. and Pastor.Benton Manguera of-
ficiating. Interment will be follow in
Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle: Visi-
tation will be tonight from 5-7 p.m.
at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in La-
View obituaries
from the past month at

Workshop on TRIM questions?

taxes planned

The public is invited to attend
a workshop that the Honorable
Kristina Kulpa, HC Property Ap-
praiser will be conducting. The
purpose of the workshop is to
help you "Understand Your Prop-
erty Taxes."
Simple formula is:
Property Value x Millage Rate
+ Special Districts (non-ad valor-
em) = Taxes.
Amendment 1
Development Of Prop-
erty Assessed Values
Market Values Vs. As-
sessed Values
Save Our Homes
Taxing Authorities Pro-
cess (Millage Rates)
Special Districts
Appeal Process
The workshop will be in La-
Belle at 5 p.m. in the BOCC Board
Room on September 15.
The workshop is free and be-
ing offered only to help you. So
why not take advantage of this
opportunity to understand your
TRIM Notice, how your taxable
property value is calculated and
how it finally becomes your tax
Pre-registratiqn is suggested
as seating is limited. Please call
675-5270 or email appraiser@


If you are a business owner
and have just received your TRIM
you may have questions regard-
ing your TPP and Amendment 1.
Amendment 1 states that busi-
nesses with tangible personal
property assets will be REQUIRED
qualify. Thereafter the require-
ment to 'file an annual return is
waived unless the value of your
assets exceeds $25,000.
Some frequently asked .ques-
tions have been:
Q: If I have multiple businesses
does this exemption apply to just
one; or all?
A: A single return must be filed
for each site in the county where
the owner of tangible personal
property transacts business.
Q: Do I have to report all of my
A: All assets used' to run the
operation/or place of business
needs to be reported with its orig-
ifial cost. You will not be taxed on
the original cost. Appropriate de-
preciation factors will be applied
to the original cost.
Q: What if I purchase new
equipment during the year?'
A: You must file a return re-

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fleeting your new equipment and
any other changes.
Q: If my assets do not make up
$25,000 in assessment value, do I
still qualify for the exemption?
A: Yes, but you still must apply
for the exemption the first year to
be eligible.
If you need additional infor-
mation please go to our website or call our
office in Labelle 675-5270 and in
Clewiston 983-1591.

Pork-Chop Haley of
LaBelle passed away August
27, 2008 in LaBelle. Pork-
Chop was born 13 years ago
in LaBelle where he resided
all his life. He was a securi-
ty guard and a member of
the Pitador Club of
Pork-Chop leaves his wife,
Lucky and his Daddy Tim
Haley. Porcky was prede-
ceased by his brothers,
Spanky and Rudy.
Rest in peace Porcky!

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for some eight years.
Margarita was one of over 200
people who applied for some
type of disaster assistance last
week at the temporary Disaster
Relief Center (DRC) set up at the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds on SR
29S. The center opened Sunday,
August 31, and was open for
business until Saturday, Sept. 6.
Margarita applied at the DRC
early in the week. On Thursday
she returned with more informa-
tion after she and an inspector
went over her damage. The own-
er, or someone designated by the
owner, must be at the property
to ensure that the inspector is at
the correct address and sees ex-
actly what the owner needs him
to see.
Linda Vallier, Small Business
Administration Customer Service
Representative, .was assigned
to help Margarita. She originally
hoped to she could qualify for a
low interest loan, but after an in-
come screening, she found Mar-
garita may be able to get grant
assistance instead.
"The people here feel for me,"
she said, "especially with my par-
ents' situation. I didn't know peo-
ple like this existed they don't
even know me."
She will need to fix her septic
system and replace flooring ru-
ined by the flooding.
SFelix Santos, DRC Manager at
the LaBelle site, said that each
application is unique, based on
that individual's experience in
the disaster and that all infor-
mation is always confidential.
He said disaster relief teams are
able to-accept applications from
anyone who lives in any county
in the country with a declared
As with all FEMA assistance,
anyone seeking federal assis-
tance must first make ap-
plication. This may be done at a
DRC, on the phone or over the
internet. Phone applications go
to national processing center. Be-
cause of devastation left by Hur-
ricane Gustav in other parts or
the country, last week those lines
had high traffic volume, so some
applicants may lave experienced

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Apparently, some medical
services rendered are provided
either by contracted personnel or
by another facility altogether.
If we are paying for indigent
services at this hospital, and the
Inmate is being sent to another
facility, what is the purpose of
Spaying for this hospital in Clewis-
ton for the inmates, one constitu-
ent asked.
S.Judi Kennington-Korf, county
administrator, responded, saying
that the Clewiston hospital is not
staffed so as to administer such
extensive services as an inmate

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a long wait.
A DRC is manned by special-
ists who first listen to your prob-
lem, then provide information on
what type of assistance, if any, is
available. After making applica-
tion, it should take from seven to
ten days for an inspector to arrive
at your property. If no one comes
to inspect your property within
that time frame, Felix said you
should call 1-800-621-3362.
The amount of disaster relief
you qualify for will be determined
by an evaluation performed by
an inspector.
You should also receive a
packet in the mail with informa-
tion including phone numbers,
and your all-important applica-
tion number. That number must
be used in all communications
with FEMA.
FEMA can direct you to the
appropriate organization that
may be able help with repair or
replacement of your property. If
you have already had the work
done, you must keep your re-
ceipts. It's also a good idea to
take before and after photos of
the damage to your property.
Private insurance is always
yoiurfirst option. However, if your
insurance company denies your
claim, you can try FEMA. You
must submit to FEMA your insur-
ance documents explaining the
company's decision not to pay
for your repairs.
If you need to call the help
line number, make sure you al-
ways use your FEMA application
Disaster assistance may. in-
clude low-interest Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA) loans.
After disasters SBA can provide
these loans for home repairs or
lost personal property.
If you missed the DRC, you can
still apply for federal assistance.
Call 1-800-621-3362. Translation
is available for any language. For
the speech and hearing impaired
call 1-800-462-7585.
You can also go on line at Click on disas-
ter assistance to begin your ap-
A FEMA worker for the past
16 years, Felix said he got the
call to come to Florida on Friday.
Saturday was travel time and by
Sunday they were set up. He has
worked many disasters including

may demand..
A more skilled staff, or addi-
tional resources, is sometimes
required depending on the extent
of medical treatment desired, she
Patty Brant contributed this article.
Stankeisha Burehell can be reached


MMmm, spaghetti at LES
The LaBelle Rotary, Club is
sponsoring a spaghetti dinner
Thursday, Sept. 18, at LaBelle El-
ementary School from 5-7 p.m. $3
per plat for kids 12 and under; $5
for adults.

Christ the King
Lutheran Church

"Where everybody is Somebody ---
andJesus is Lord."

9 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study

.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR78

9-11 and Hurricanes Katrina and
Another FEMA worker, Evelyn
Negron, is an Individual Assis-
tance Program Specialist. She
said she first provides an orienta-
tion for her clients. At the DRC,
she and her colleagues provide
services along with other agen-
cies. She began with FEMA in
1988 and currently lives in Texas.
She also worked disaster assis-
tance for Hurricane Katrina.
However you choose to make
your application at the DRC, on
the phone or on line, Felix said
unequivacally, "people will be

Society announces upcoming events

The Hendry Glades Audubon
will host the following events for
the late summer and early-fall of
this year.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, The
Third Annual Glades Hendry
Saturday, Sept. 27, the Faka-
hatchee Swamp Walk will take
Monday, Oct. 13, The Audu-
bon Society will host a program
at 7 p.m. at the Clewiston Muse-
um. Guest speaker will be Grant

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


Beautiful 4BD 3BA home features over 3,000 SQ Ft
living area and a lake view. Located on Oak Haven Dr
Asking $615,000.00
3/1 MLK. IR. BLVD- with Carport -.$600/M


180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675.6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates.
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Bcverly Curtis, Party Walker.
Wayne Suruons, Charlene Bowen

Fully furnished 4/2 Palm Harbor manufactured
home on 10 +/- beautiful acres. $725,000.
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2
home on 5 ac. w/ 24x40 workshop & covered
porches. $355,000
2004 Fleetwood m/h on 2.82 acs. Features
include garden tub, separate shower, spacious
kitchen w/breakfast bar, formal dining, 2 stor-
age sheds, carport. Lots of space: $180,000
Hushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace
the oaks on this 5 ac. 3/2 partially furnished
M/H, double wrap insulation on walls, insulat-
ed galvalume roof, large front porch, & over
1000 ft of wood decking, w/a little TLC the
other M/H could easily be a rental/guest home.
One of the prettiest 5 ac in the area. $179,900
Genuine Country Feel! Enjoy peaceful days
and nights in this newer 4 'BED/2 BA home on
one fenced acre on a paved road. The layout
offers living and family rooms and is perfect for
your large family to enjoy. $172,000.
4/2 M/H on fenced .50 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, &
water softener. $130,000.
Country getaway. 3 br/2 ba manufactured
home on 2 1/2 acs, fenced and cross-fenced-
and ready for horses. $110,000.
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home oh cleared &
landscaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck
only a few of the many added features.
Fully furnished 2/2 mobile home on cleared &
landscaped 2.5 ac. Barn, shed, & back deck
only a few of the many added features.
3/2 doublewide M/H on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer.
Spacious 1809 sq.ft. 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceil-
ings, breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms,
family room, & large master suite w/enormous
tub. $95,000
.53 +/- acin the city on the North'side of SR 80.
.40+/- ac lot off CR 78 in nice established
neighborhood. Cleared lot with trees that skirt
the property. $89,900

2/1 AVENUE H- Moore Haven $550/M
2/1 AE. H -Moore Haven w/d $625/M
2/1 DUPLE On Hickory $700.00/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. -Condo $550/M
1/1/ICAR MARINER CT. (Avail.Sept. 1) $600/M
3/2 ON 3RD AVE. Duplex (Avail. Sept. 1) $750/M
3/2 DERBY LN- Mobile $650/M.
3~/ RYE C Port LaBelle $750/M
3/1/1 CAR S. EDGEWATER (grass mowed)
3/2 BLUEBERRY LN- Muse 800/M
22 CONDO- Furnished- Lehigh- $1,000/M
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER- For Sale Also $2,000/M

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S.21 +/- ac. Residential lot in Tropical Gulf
Acres in Punta Gorda. Backs up to a canal.
Priced to sell. $18,400
Wide variety of homesites in all units of Port
LaBelle. Something for everyone 1/4 ac. to
1/3 +/- ac. Starting at $6,700.
Development potential 8.2 +/- ac of high den-
sity future land use. $975,000
1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy
Way frontage. $575,000.
4.61 +/- at zoned 1-2. $550,000
HWY 80 frontage-in city limits-with B-2 zoning,
This .97 acre parcel is your golden opportuni-
ty. Additional out parcels and seller financing
available $450,000
nity to own SR 80 frontage for your business.
1,907 sq. ft. of showroom and offices, 1,316 sq.
ft. warehouse with overhead door and office
w/ handicapped bath. 320 sq. ft. additional
storage. Building could easily be converted
into two separate businesses with the drive
thru facilities already in place from previous
use. $379,900
Well established, newer built laundry mat locat-
ed south of town on SR 29. Sparkling clean and
in a location with promising growth.
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth.
Additional building site to the east. Building
previously used as attorney's office. 16x12
Storage shed. Centrally located one block off
SR80 & one block from Hendry Co.
Courthouse. $350,000
Business property w/ office on .65+/- ac on
Main St. $299,900
.82 acre industrial parcel on S. Industrial Loop.
Priced to Sell! $185,000..
Located in the LaBelle Courthouse business
District just one block north of HWY 80 w/B-1
zoning, this well maintained home offers edd-
less possibilities. Call Now! $185,000

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Steelman, Ft. Center Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management
Saturday, Oct. 18, STA5 Bird
Tour at 8:30 a.m. STA5 Gate.
On Sunday, Oct. 19, Okalo-
acoochee State Forest Van Tours
begin from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The tours begin at: Keri Fire
Tower 6265 County Road 832
(Keri Road) in Felda. The purpose
for the tour is to bring attention
to State Forest Awareness Month.
For more information, please call

863-612-0776 or 0777.
The 2008 Audubon Assem-
bly will be held on Oct. 24-25, at
Crystal River.
For more information on
events hosted by Hendry/Glades
Audubon Society, please contact
President,. Steve Buczynski at
863-233-3528 or, contact Society
Secretary, Margaret England and
for STA5 Bird Tours: 863-517-

X 863-675-0898 OFC
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
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-* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
* Corporate owned! In LaBelle 2005 CBS 3/2
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* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says make
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* Corporate owned! Located only minutes form
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* Nice 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Ceramic tile, upgrad-
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* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt home,
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* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner lot.
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* BANK OWNED 3BR/2B home located in the
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Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $79,900
* 3/2 CBS Lehigh home on corner lot and only
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* Immaculate 3/2 CBS near SR 82 on nice cor-
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Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
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rooms $124,900.
* Immaculate 3/2 located outside Clewiston.
Ample kitchen, spacious master hredroom and
bath. Seller says make offer! $124,000
* Price reduced! Like new 3/2 on 1.34 acres.
Secluded yet only minutes front town. Beautiful
stone fireplace in living room, upgraded appliances
in large kitchen. Lots of room inside and out with
carport and RV hookup. Very nice home and SELL-
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* Two for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maintained manufactured home plus a 2/2
manufactured home. Plenty of fruit trees and
oak trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home fea-

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Log Cabin BBQ Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80. Possible
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Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office
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floor plan has the advantage of being able to be
split into 2 separate rental offices, while still pro-
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Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
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New CBS home in the beautiful Port Labelle Subdivision.
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sport Shorts

Longhorn board meets
The next monthly meeting of
the LaBelle Longhorn Booster
Club, Inc. will be September 11
at 8 p.m. at the Longhorn field at
Davis-Pratt Park in the boys locker

Donate used golf balls
If you have used golf balls and
would like to donate them to the
Girls and Boys Golf teams for prac-
tice purposes, please call LaBelle
High School 674-4120 and some-
one will pick them up or just drop
them by the high school. Thank
you for your support.

Support Cowgirl
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a
chance to win a Coach purse and
help support the Cowgirl Soccer
Club. The drawing will be held
Nov. 22. For more information call
Kim Marroquin at Ragin' Graphics

LHS fall sports
contact information:
David Kelley, Athletic Director,
(863) 674-4574, kelleyd@hendry.
Hal Bennett, Head Football
Coach, hlbennettpls@yahoo.
Russell Bell, Football Coach,
(863) 674-4120, bellr@hendry.
Vivian Bennett, Head Cheer-
leading Coach, (863) 674-4120,
Lori Perkins, Volleyball Coach,
(863) 674-4120
Volleyball practice is ongoing.
Jef Frost, Cross Country Coach,
(863) 674-4120, frostj@hendry. Cross County practice

starts on Aug. 18.
Bobbie Spratt, Golf Coach,
(863) 674-4120, sprattb@kendry. Golf practice starts on
Aug. 19 or 20.

Join cheer, dance
Universe Allstar Cheer & Dance
is beginning sign ups for cheer-
leading, dance and tumbling.
Please come by to inquire or call
863-673-1197 if you are interested
in be coming a cheerleader or hip
hop dancer or just tumbling. We
are very excited about the new
season, come and join in our ex-

Learn to fish
If you've wanted to know how
to fish but don't know where to
start, Riverside MarineBait and
Tackle is offering free one-hour
tutoring in "the Basics of Local
Freshwater Fishing." Daytime and
evening hours available. Call Julie
at 675-8828 to set up an appoint-

Lee County Archers
The Lee County Archers 'are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
Thursday: September 18, 7
p.m. Monthly Membership Meet-
ing and 20 Yard Target League.
Sunday: September 21,3D Ar-
chery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort Myers.
The shoot is hosted by the Lee
County Archers. A roving field
range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station N.F.A.A.
field course. Sign up 8-8:30 a.m.;
shotgun start at 9 a.m. A $10.00
shooting fee applies. Info: Ben
Brown (239) 369-6212.
Sunday: October 5, 9 a.m..,
900 Round event.

Cowboys fall to Cardinal Mooney;

prepare for Clewiston Tigers

By Patty Brant teams played well. The special all four quarters," he said. times better than the week be-
Caloosa Belle team includes punter, sophomore Senior wide receiver Hobbs fore," coach Bennett continued,

The LaBelle High School Varsi-
ty Cowboys fell 35-14 to Cardinal
Mooney in their season opener
Sept. 5, but Coach Hal Bennett
nevertheless saw some encourag-
ing aspects to the game.
First, he said he saw a lot of im-
provement in the offense from the
Kickoff Classic against Immokalee
the week before. "We moved the
ball a lot better," he commented.
He also noted that the special

Chris Gracia and kicker, freshman
David Antunez.
"Defensively, I thought we
tackled better I thought we did
a better job rallying to the ball."
Even so, he said the defensive line
"took its lumps" and "didn't have
a real good game."
Coach Bennett said the Cow-
boys made some mental mis-
takes, but all of them can be cor-
rected and he commended the
team's effort. "They played hard

suomittea pnoto/err Lynn Mverrin
Hobbs Crockett takes in the touchdown on a 2-yard pass from
Marcus Simmons. The action was at home Friday, Sept. 5.

Crockett made both of LaBelle's
touchdowns, both on passes
from quarterback Marcus Sim-
mons. One was a 16-yard pass,
the other a two-yard pass.
The Cowboys' first attempt at
a two-point conversion failed, but
they made good on extra points
they ran a surprise play for the
two-point conversion. "We've
been working on some new
things," Coach Bennett said.
"The offensive line played 100

"They made great strides over
the past week. I'm really proud of
that group.
This Friday the Cowboys will
travel to Clewiston for the "Hen-
dry County Championship:" He
said his staff is continuing to work
hard like they always do.
"It's a young group," Coach,
Bennett stated, then noted that
"the kids are responding."

Submitted photo/Jerri Lynn Merritt
It took four Cougars to take down Cowboy quarterback Mar-
cus Simmons last Friday night, but he still was able to get the
first down.

Cowboy Athletics

Varsity Football
LaBelle travels to Clewiston on
September 12 for a 7:30 match
up. The third game of the season
will pit the Cowboys against an-
other rival from Bishop Verot with
a 7:30 p.m. kick-off on September
19.- /
Then the Cowboys will open
up- district play with Lemon Bay
High School on October 10.
S For more information on La-
Belle High School schedules
check the school's Web site.

J.V Football
'The' LaBelle J.V Football has
its first game on-Sept. 11 (tonight)
at home against Desoto at 7:30
p.m. Don't be late for kick off!
The Junior Varsity will play again
on September 18 against Village
Academy High School. Kick-off
for that game will be 7:30 p.m.

with a middle school game start-
ing at 6 p.m. on both nights. The
junior varsity will only play three
home games this year so come
on out and support this year's

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Pregnant onsideringadop-
ton? A successful educated
woman seeks to adopt, and
needs your help! Will be a
loving full-time mom. Finan-
cial security. Expenses paid.
Call Lisa. (800)900-2980,
pin 00. FL Bar# 0150789.

600+ Homes MUST BE
SOLD! Free Catalog.
(800)616-6716 USHo-

Is needing full time child
care help. Ask for Mary

PUPP -Male, Yellow Lab.
Vic. of Cook & Hwy. 29. Call
(863)675-1116 or Free to
good home.

male. 10 wks. old. Vie. of
Belle Glade Golf Course. Re-
ward! (561)261-0997

HON LATERAL File Cabinet -
40"x42"x19" 3 sliding draw-
ers, letter or legal, with key.
FREE!! $0. (863)675-4449
homes only! Dont call if you
cant provide a good home!
KITTENS 5, males, all shots,
on Revolution. To good
home. Free Cat condo if you
take all 5 (863)673-0496
LAB Male, 2 years old. Black.
Free to good home only.
2 male & 2 female,
(863)697-9584 Iv. msg.
ROTTI/MIX To a good home
only, 4 yrs old & fixed, very
sweet dog. (863)467-1670
SMALL DOG F, approx 1.5
yr old, to be with family
w/no other dogs. To good
home only (863)357-0223

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LABELLE Fri & Sat Sept 12th
& 13th, 8am-Noon, 345 Oak
St. Childred/Adult clothes,
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mach., all sorts of other
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Sept. 12th & 13th, 8am-?,
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Hwy 29 S. (next to Pro Auto).
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Full Time with benefits
in LaBelle. Call

The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until filled
for a Full Time Maintenance
Suilervisor. Applicant must
have a valid drivers license,
management exp., basic
equipment knowledge,
underground utilities exp.,
lift station exp. and a CDL
license is. preferred. High
school diploma or equiva-
lent. Salary range $40,000 -
$55,000 depending on expe-
rience. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 West
Hickpochee (Hwy 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru
Friday. Equal Opportunity
Employer. The City of
LaBelle is a drug free work-

The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until
September 19, 2008 for a Full
Time Maintenance Laborer.
applicant must have a valid
drivers license. Starting
salary is $8.50 per hr. or
$9.00 per hr with a Class A or
K license. Anyone interested
may pick up an application at
LaBelle City Hall 481 W
Hickpochee Ave. (Hwy. 80)
between the hours of 8:30
am to 5:00 p.m., Monday
thru Friday. Equal
Opportunity Employer. The
City of LaBelle is a drug free
PORTUNITY 675-4443
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A New Career
Opportunity Awaits You
At Seminis!
At Seminis, a division of
Monsanto, we are commit-
ted to recruiting & retaining
the best individuals & cur-
rently we seek a motivated
individual who will be re-
sponsible for the day-to-day
farming operations at the re-
search station & at off site
isolations in Felda, FL. This
role consults with vegetable
breeders & other site users
to determine support work to
be done & sees that it is ac-
complished; & oversees
field staff both on & off sta-
tion to effectively manage
assets & resources by pro-
viding services & supplies to
meet objectives/milestones.
The successful candidate
will possess a B.A./B.S. de-
gree in Ag related field
pref'd or 5+ yrs. related
exp. &/or training. Working
knowledge of Farming op-
erations & machine & equip-
ment repair/maintenance
exp. is req'd. Pesticide ap-
plicator license for Florida or
ability to acquire & strong
leadership, interpersonal &
mgmt. skills are essential.
Minimal travel may be req'd.
At Seminis, we offer a highly
comp. salary & benefits pkg.
Apply online at the Career
website www.monsan- & select
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value diversity

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Drivers Needed. Growing
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cluding Federal Benefits and
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Licensed by the State of Florida in 1981
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RN's and LPN's
Full Time and PRN
Extended Hours.&
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Production Maintenance Workers and Technicians
$13.08-$17.63 per Hour

*Heavy lifting, bending, climbing, and working from
*Assist in breakdowns and cleanup
*Obtain Fork Lift certification within 30 days of Hire
*Good work history and desire for shift work

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.

Please contact
Fax 863-902-2886
Stop in the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive
in Clewiston
Apply on line at

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exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the
ICD-9-CM Classification system and DRG methodology.
Must have the ability to use computerized
medical record abstract and encoder, and
possess good technical skills.

Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
wm. hendgyregional. org
Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?

Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Handyman 20+ years experience
Locally owned & Operated

Business Established ac-
counts with the average
owner Earning over 200K a
year call 24/7
(866)622-8892 Code X.

Services I

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Full Time & Part
time Services.
One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115

439 Hwy 80 LaBelle, FL

Also do handyman jobs
(863 673-6388

Bush-hogging, mowing,
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlfteds.


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

U MI W e xcel-
lent condition; priced per
item neg. for entire collection
$25/neg. (561)755-1814

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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 11, 2008

New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $50
1'DRYER Whirlpool, 4 cycles,
good ,shape, works fine.
$45/or best offer.
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide,
Free Stand or under counter.
Like new! White. Pd $1300,
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
large capacity,just under two
years old $100/or best offer.
OVEN Convection/Profile,
GE, Built In. New, still in box.
Cost $800 Sell $150
863-467-1532 betwn 6-9pm
Whirlpool. Slightly used.
$500 for both, or best offer.
Like new, $350. Call
STOVE Frigidaire, black, not
flat top, electric burners.
$150 (863)233-1965 or
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE White, GE electric
stove, very good condition
$125. (863)517-0244
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer.
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty

Aluminum hed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
$1200. (863)673-4851

L MUUR paperback
Westerns, 9, $18. Call

8x15 storage container
.170nn (RRfi i7~-R87

from manufacturer. Uver 2U
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
,_ PLYWOOD iO ;h i' 1 3,4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529

BABY ITEM rib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sellsep. (863)673-5704
$30 (863)763-5067
CRIB w/Matching Changing
Table. Light wood. $250
CRIB- w/mattress, DRESSER,
asking $100 or will sell sep-
arate, (863)763-0141 after
net, changing table, dk blue,
brand new $75.
'M^^ M^

adi lUleillO SL excel ou Lu.
Pd $2k Asking $1000.
DINING ROOM Beige, 4 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (853)517-0244
Gray metal frames, palm
print upholstered seats, exc
cond. $125 (863)467-7151
oak, oval, 2 leaves & table
cover, 6 chairs, 4 good, 2
ok. $30 (954)793-3203
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER 6 drawer, white,
rattan, with mirror $75
Solid oak, excellent condi-
tion. $275 (863)885-1161
GLASS TABLE Rectangle w/4
cloth cover chairs, w/4 bo-
nus chair covers. $100 or
best offer (863)357-9946
KING SIZE mattress and box -
Seally pillow-top mattress.
Great condition. $100.
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
$150. (561)261-1475
single chair, good condition.
$325 (863)675-4098 even-
ings, Labelle area
Matching Glass Curio Cabi-
nets (2) with lights inside,
light wood, 5 shelves, $250
or best offer (863)634-0888
Shop here flrsti
,he classified ads

dual control, pillowtop, no
boxspring, paid $1300 ask-
ing $600 (863)763-3451
SOFA BED Tan micro fiber,
queen, size, with matching
chair & ottoman, $800/neg.
Call 863-983-7661
SOFA, LS & CHAIR brown
w/flower print, good condi-
tion, $150 (863)763-3326
TWIN BEDS (2) -' Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
WING CHAIR for living room -
Rich brown, small pattern.
Like new. $125/or best of-
fer. (863)697-9484

best offer. (863)675-6657

1911 A aness
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RUGER Mini 14, folding
stock, stainless steel, 3
clips, carry bag, scope,
$650 (863)674-0613 .
RUGER P90 45 ACP $475

still under warranty. $200
(863)233-1965 or

Elegant White Gold Design-
er Set- Round .70 diamond
surrounded by .80 TW dia-
monds on engagement ring
and band. Appraised for
$6500 by local jeweler. Must
see to appreciate!
$3900/neg. (863)801-3599

hunter green, 2 pc., $100.

Aluminum awnings)- serves
as storm shutters, 1 yr old,
Call for details $1200 or will
separate (863)467-0279
bile,Tandem axle Call even-
ings. Asking $4500.
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
863)467-1547 or
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg

needs 1 keypad. $150
ROLLS. $0. (863)675-6657

35 ALLN Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
for Eric $80.
CHIHUAHUA M 1% yrs old &
PIT BULL F, Blue & White
w/UKC papers/cropped ears.
$200 ea (863)302-4442
DOG HOUSE Large wooden
dog house. $75 or best offer
Male, 3 years old, black &
white. $150 (863)675-4098
evenings, LaBelle area
MUST SELL good home only,
Reduced to $350. Champion
lines Toy Fox Terrier, 4 Ibs
(863) 675-1571
large. Like brand new. $50
Call Zuma @

used, has connecting pieces.
$15 (954)793-3203
For shower only w/no tub.
Great condition. $50 or best
offer. (863)357-1560
WATER TANK 33 Gallon, for
next to pump. 100 psi $50 or

15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
sq, Swoofers in custom box,
1 Punch amp, $300
Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790

E cNIT olor,H 9w R,
120/12v, great for camping,
$95. (863)675-7350
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790

nIult li yl u,u u iou,
Reg. QH Mare, 15.3hds, bay
w/2 socks. Knows a lot, but
is in need of some extra
training, and I just do not
have the time. $800/or best
offer. (904)673-5371

Bush Hog 3.0, model 762H,
with outriggers, little use.
$3000 (772)285-8405
Bunton, 0 turn, 20hp, 50"
cut, good cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-2032
Husky Riding Lawn Mower-
2002, needs some work and
a battery, red, $150
JOHN DEERE Good condi-
tion, as is. $400 or best offer
'06 42" DECK 7, SPEED,
17.5 HP BRIGGS $500.

ikeechobee 0estock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


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

XE 2 &3BR, in the
Belmont area of LaBelle, nice
neighborhood, convenient lo-
cation, very reasonable.
LaBelle 1/1 eff apt with include
electric, water, & cable in-
cluded Fully furnished 1 per-
son $450 863-612-5037

SALON 675-4443

3B BA Foreclosure!
$16,100! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
Screen porch, ceramic tile
floors, Community pool.
$800/mo (863)675-0104
LEHIGH DUPLEX 3 br, 2 ba,
excellent condition, No pets.
$750/mo + 1st & 1/mo sec.

- 'patmnt

ORIGGo W Stratton enerator -
EXL 8000, 13500 starting
watts, electric start. Used
once for 4 hours during TS
Fay. Bought at Home Depot
for $1300, must sell!
$900/firm. (863)801-3599
watt cont., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 3000 watts, for
RV, $300 Or best Offer
863-634-8098 Anytime
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $600 (863)763-4057
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
( 2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 -5 1 1 1
5000 watt, 11.hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle

2 VTEH kids laptops great
for learning paid $75 for msg $80/will sep.

movies $600. will divide
863-675-3032 after 1pm

a good running car, prefer 4
door and small. Under
$1000 (863)801-4083


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

PORT LABELLE 3 br, 2 ba
No Pets, Non-smoking envi-
ronment. Margaret Barber Real
Estate. (863)675-5968
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.

mi West of Alva, across from
Yoder Bros. Very Reasonable

WN AREA aer &
electric included, $500/mo

New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
-Manager on-site,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

Real Estate

Business Places -
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Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Salell1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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Mobile Homes

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

Cent. A/C, Remodeled.
$600. mo. + $600. Sec.
dep. 239-368-5941. Lv msg
LABELLE 14 wide 2/2 on
2 1/2 fenced acres, w/pond.
$800/mo. No dep w/good
ref's (863)673-1197
LABELLE 2br, lba, $125/wk
LaBelle, 2 BR, oak trees, front
& back decks, $200 dep.,
$175 weekly.
Large 32x80, 4bed 2bath mo-
bile on 5 acres in beautiful
Muse. $750 month, excellent
location for horses. No rent
increase for 24 months. Call
Kenny (863)673-4325
2BR. Good condition. A/C.
$500-$600. mo.
MOBILES 2/1 $105, 2/2
$120 plus $300 sec on 2.5
acres 4 miles SE of LaBelle
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
adult community, swimming
pool, club house & dock.
Must be 55 yrs or older to
live in this secure community
located on the river in Moore
Haven. Only $595 monthly
with $200 security Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325
NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
or older adult community. No
rate increase guaranteed for
3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
ny (863)673-4325
Ortona, 3br/2bath singlewide.
$475 monthly with $200 de-
posit. Ready to move in Call
Kenny (863)673-4325
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol

4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your'lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
863)517-1153 or

Mobile Home Angels
Land/Home pkg 28x80, 4 bed
2 ba on corner lot near town
$74,900. Lowest price on
this size ho'mr ifi ,-tcrjl !r:
Easy firinr-ing tv3iltEl-
Large 32x80, 4bed 2bath mo-
bile on 5 acres in Muse.
$139,900, owner financing
available. Excellent for hors-
es Lease option Call Kenny
(863)673-4325 or 675-8888
Mobile on 5 acres on F road.
Owner financing with rea-
sonable down payment. Call
863-675-8888 or
863-673-4325 Total price
$98,500 no credit needed
MUSE 3br/2ba 1642 sq ft,
.998 acre, huge garage/work
shop, sm citrus grove
$80,000 (863) 673-4452 or
(863) 673-4473
New 3bed/2bath doublewide
on half acre. $79,900 ready
to move in. Very easy financ--
ing (853)675-8888
Ortona 3BR 2 bath mobile,
only $49,900 Low down
payment, $447 monthly
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325
SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80.
Must see. $69,900. This is
$15K below dealer cost. Dis-
tress sale, easy financing
with low down payment
(863)675-8888 or673-4325


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

Lycoming, Polymer on bot-
tom, runs great, sips gas,
$4200 neg (863)532-0902
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684
BASS BOAT 16/2', 4 seats,
150 hp-needs Work & 90 hp
Evinrude good. Good body
& trlr $3,000 (863)447-3010
BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
1976, 85hp Merc, motor
guide, depth finders, runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
BAY BOAT 21', with Evinrude
225 HP motor, $10,000. Call
GHEENOE 15'/ Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
$3000 239-823-2587
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 Ib thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80

$2,000 or best offer. See at
4683 Derby Lane or call

I Public Noitic

A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments

* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
SFull 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
TDD #1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri

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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

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri


Acura Legend $750!! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PL $4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer
AC, asking $1550 "as is" or
best offer (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime

4X4, Orig. 6 cyl. Tornado en-
gine. $4500 please call

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I patmnt

I Apartments

Motor home, sleeps 6, full
bath, $3,000/best offer. Call
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$3500 (772)342-7304
at RVTcom 15,000+ Cus-
tomers Daily. 40,000+ Pri-
vate and Dealer Listings Serving the
RV Trader since 1999.

-9r age,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493

KAWq1 05 -Dua port,
looks & runs like new.
$3000 or best offer
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
/ramp. $295 (863)805-2869
11,000 mis. $2100

Runs good, Good Batt, & lights $600.
EZGO ELEC 2002 Good
cond, CHG.Lights, win, good
tires, green $1400.
GO KART Adult size, big
tires, disc brakes, $400 or
best' offer (941)812-5315
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
TIRES & RIMS Mudvilla, 27",
for 4 wheeler, like new or
trade for '91 Ford lift, $600.
200cc, low miles, excellent
condition. $1600

1979 RV Nice condtlon
w/appliances! You move!
$2000/neg. (561)670-6371
3 6 F R S
(1NL1GTT2251060565) -
2005 Gulfstream Travel Trail-
er, sleeps 5 comfortably and
up to 7 sleepers. Has small
kitchen, bathroom, dining
and louging areas. Needs
minor work vehicle is sold as
is. Purchaser must remove
vehicle from premesis after
sales. $4995.
5 6 1 ) 8 8 9 2 9 1 1
AIRSTREAM '57 $4000 or
bi.ii ,:,er i239i2J3.i 8JJ-


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

93' amero looks good,
black, automatic, needs- a
head gasket, $1500
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee
ARTIC CAT -'05, 650 V-twin,
new top end, $4000 firm. To
see visit 444 NE 64th Ave.
Four Seasons
Cadillac Eldorado '88, runs
good. $1500 OBO
(863) 673-3032 LaBelle
CHEVROLET Select 94 van
350 engine with wheel chair
lift body fair condition runs
good no ac $1500/or best
offer. (863)634-9433
well. $500 (863)612-0992
FIFINITI Q45 1996 -Silver in-
finiti, no title you could apply
for lost title, very clean interi-
orleather seats, minor
scratches on the outside, no
radio, a/c works excellent.
very nice car must sell for
something bigger expecting
a new baby in November. Air
bags, alloy whls. V-6
$2000/or best offer.
Plymouth Voyager- 99', cold
a/c, 106,000 miles, runs
great, cruise, Asking $1800
(863) 634-3291 Anytime
Police Impounds for Sale! 92
Honda Accord $600! 93

Widening and Resurfacing CR 833 FROM CR 845 to Dooley Grade
Bid No. 2008-32
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County at the Hendry County complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn. Barbara Butler,
C.E. Hall Building, Administration Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 East Hick-
poochee Ave., LaBee, Florida 33935, or mail to the Hendry County Clerk of
Court, Attn. Baara Butler, Post Office Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida, 33975, until
Monday, September 22, 2008, at 2:00 PM EST, by the Clerk of Courts or design-
ee for Widening and Resurfacing CR 833 FROM CR 846 to Dooley Grade.
The bids will be opened on Monday September 22, 2008 at 2:00 PM (EST) or soon
thereafter, at the County Complex, C. E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, First
Floor, Commissioners Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, Honda. A
copy of the specifications and bid documents must be obtained from the Hendry
County Engineer's Office locatedat 99-A East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, orida, tele-
phone number (863) 675-5222/(863) 983-1599. A fee of $10.00 will be
charged for each package.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 10:00
AM (EST) at the Engineer's Office in LaBelle. Prospective bidders are strongly en-
couraged to attend.
The County.reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids; to reject any or all
bids with or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that in its judgment will be in
the best interest of the County.
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
289254 CB/CN 9/4/08

The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners is seeking letters of interest
from citizens willing to serve on the Rural Area Plan AD-HOC Committee. This
Committee was formed by the Board on August 12, 2008 to review the County's
Rural and Agriculture Lands Study conducted by RWA, Inc. and make recommen-
dations to the Board on long-term goals and land development regulations with
regard to the report.
The Committee will consist of 11 members, of which at least eight shall be residents
of Hendry County. A minimum of two members shall represent agricultural stake-
holders and shall demonstrate expertise in farming or agribusiness or may be a
representative of a non-public organization whose primary purpose relates to the
promotion and/or protection of farming or agribusiness.
A minimum of two members shall represent environmental stakeholders and shall
demonstrate expertise in environmental protection or natural resource manage-
ment or may be a representative of a non-public organization whose primary pur-
pose is environmental protection or natural resource management.
A minimum of two members shall be appointed representing community, civic or
business organizations within the County.
Interested citizens shall submit letters stating their qualifications and experience to
Vince Cautero, AICP Hendry County Community Development Director in one ol
the following ways: PO. Box 2340, Labelle, FL 33975; email:
vcauteroihendryfla net' or via facsimile at 863-675-5317.
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department al
290736 CB/CGS 9/11/08

351 motor, classic, $4,000
or best offer. Call

curtains, remote radio CD
player, new battery charger,
$1200 (941)812-5315 Okee

3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4750 (239)543-5887

CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Really good shape. $200 or
best offer. (863)634-1423
glass, For full size long bed
pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
ENGINE 350 fuel injected.
,$1500 Call Zuma @
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
'HI-LOW '8K $300/neg.
RIMS rims with used tires for
95 Toyota. $150/or best of-
fer. (863)467-6621
STEP BARS For Reg. Cab
Chevy. Stainless Steel &
Chrome. Off 2003 Chevy
2500. $150 (513)266-7134
TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
$800 (863)763-0944
TRAILER TIRE Slightly used.
$50 (863)467-1547 or
C6, electric, $400. Call
863-634-1343 after 5pm
TRUCK MOTOR Ford straight
6, 300, tranny & t-case,
$500 or trade for Chevy mtr
& tranny. (561)307-7926
TRUCK RIMS (4)- 18", alumi-
num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
ware included. $400 or best
offer (863)634-1545
TRUCK TIRES (2) Discover
Cooper, LT 285/75/R16. $50
for both. (863)763-5163
USED Truck Tires (4) BF
Goodwrench A/T's,
285/70/17, 8 ply, 50 percent
tread. $100. (561)26-6421

Black, 380 V8, new Edelb-
rock carb, good for mudding
$700 (863)467-9621
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer.
FORD F150 '77 4x4, monster
truck, all completed, every-
thing new. $5000
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1800 (863)675-4759
MAZDA B2600 1989 Air
bags, 4-wd, a/c, 5-spd,Blue
$2000/neg. (863)509-8347

KI El ER, 2006 0,
factory camo. paint, 2,321
mi., $4,500. 863-675-6904

7x12, with mesh ramp, $650
or best offer (772)597-5900
Size 530-12. $40
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.

Color TV/VCR, runs great,
lots of new parts,
$4,000/neg. 863-675-1438
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air,
$2800 (863)357-1075
good mileage, good condi-
tion, 1 owner, $5000

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Board of County Commission-
ers of Hendry County, Rorida, will
hold a workshop to discuss the Caloo-
sahatchee Riverway Alternative to the
C-43 West Reservoir and related is-
sues at 4:00 p.m. on September 23,
2008 at the Hendry County Court-
house, Commission Chambers, 25
East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any mat-
ter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a vetratim
record of ie proceedings is made,
which. record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
isto be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B.Taylor, Chair
290663 CB/CN 9/11/08
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting at 4:00
p.m. MONDAY, September 15, 2008,
at the Hendry County Administration
Office, staff conference room A-118,
165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL. This
meeting is open to the public. The
meeting site- is accessible by the
Hendry County
Tourist Development Council
W.T. Bill" Maddox, Jr., Chairman
290542 CB/CN 9/11/08
Notice is hereby given that a public
meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm in the
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board Of-
fice Building, 310 Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, FL to discuss the proposed use
of Florida Recreation Development As-
sistance Program (FRDAP) grant
funds. This meeting is for the sole
purpose of discussing the proposed
Pioneer Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)
Recreational Trail. Questions can be
directed to the Hendry County Grants
& Special Projects office at
The meeting site is accessible by the
Ron Zimmerly, Director
Grants & Special Projects
Hendry County
290545 CB/CN 9/11/08
*RFQ Selection Committee Meeting*
*Hendry County RFQ 2008-22*
Notice is hereby given that there will
be a meeting for selection of an engi-
neering firm with regard to the RFQ for
Engineering Services, Construction of
the Port LaBelle Sheriff's Substaton.
It will be held on Wednesday, Septem-
ber 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM., at the Ad-
ministration Conference Room, 165 S.
Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings .is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
290951 CB/CN 9/11/08

Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 11, 2008 11

'Arithmetickles bringing math + fun to Country Oaks
"Math +o FununtArthmetick

"Math + Fun = Arithmetick-
Sles" tlat's the hilarious yet edu-
cational idea behind a unique in-
school assembly program that's
;coming to Central Florida's K-8
'schools this month.
Shattering the notion that
math is boring, hard or just plain
irrelevant, Arithmetickles is a
one-of-a-kind, interactive tour-
ing show that for 12 yedrs has
,taken the fear out of numbers at
elementary and middle schools
in 26 states nationwide. ,
LaBelle's Country Oaks El-
ementary School will host a day-
time assembly of this acclaimed
math show in September.
Arithmetickles takes math-
ematics "off the page and onto
the stage" by skillfully blending
fast-paced theatre games, audi-
ence- participation, improvisa-
tion, mime, puzzles, skits and
stand-up comedy to capture the
attention of school children ages
six to fourteen.
Produced by ArtsEcho (a
national non-profit arts organi-
zation founded in 1987), Arith-

metickles demonstrates that
numbers, shapes, percentages,
fractions and logic are a vital
part of our everyday lives. Us-
ing imagination and humor, the
performance shows kids how to
creatively explore and solve math
problems in real life situations.
Besides Arithmetickles' day-
time assembly show, the highly-.
popular Arithmetickles Math
Night gets parents involved by
bringing them on stage to join
their kids in this show's funny
and inventive math learning pro-
Often sponsored by parent-
teacher or other community or-
ganizations, these Math Nights
can be combined with crafts and
game booths and fundraising
activities to make the evening a
genuine math fair!
Beginning with 32 shows in
1996, the Arithmetickles shows
are now presented more than
750 times a year around the na-
tion, making it the country's
most-performed math assembly.
Arithmetickles has now been

seen by more than 1,863,000
school children in the US and
Canada, and is currently being
translated into Spanish.
Arithmetickles lives up to its
name. It was created by hus-
band-and-wife-team Sandra and
Ben Bendor, who are veteran
theatre artists as well as parents
of three children. Concerned
by their own kids' reluctance to
learn math through traditional
classroom methods, the Bendors
decided to apply their comedy
skills and theatre experience to
inject humor and creativity into
an often-dreaded school subject.
The result? Arithmetickles, a
show that makes math cool and
fun, not only for elementary and
middle school students, but also
for their teachers and parents.
The response from both kids
and adults has been overwhelm-
ingly positive.
"When I told [the 3rd and 4th
graders] Ithat the assembly was
about math, there was a collec-
tive moan," said a math teacher
about a recent Arithmetickles

SSubmitted photo
Arithmetickles co-founder Ben Bendor has fun with a group-of small kids and some very big

show at Williamstown, NJ's Oak
Knoll School. "But before the
assembly was over, they were
cheering for more," she contin-
ued. "This was 'educational and
entertaining, and there are not

many times these two words can
be used at the same time in one
For more information about
Arithmetickles and ArtsEcho,
please call Judy Bro Pinhasik or

Sandra Bendor at 1-800-341-3585
or visit our website at www.arith-
To book Arithmetickles for
your school, please call Crystal
Hargreaves at 1-800-341-3585.

Educational Briefs

COES announces
SAC meeting
Country Oaks Elementary
School will hold their first SAC
meeting on Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. in
the conference room.

Attention college-
bound students
College Night September 16 in
Fort Myers will be held at the Har-
bor Side Convention Center on
Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. There is no
charge. Also LaBelle High School
will be having its College Fair on

September 18 in the gym from
9-11 a.m. Parents are welcome to
attend, but should check in to the.
front office for a visitor pass.

UES advisors to meet
Upthegrove Elementary
School will have its School Advi-
sory Committee meeting Thurs-
day, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the
Media Center. All parents/guard-
ians and anyone from the com-
munity is invited. At the conclu-
sion of the meeting, there will be
a PTO meeting beginning at 6;30
p.m. in the Media Center. If you-
have any questions call the office

at 612-0750.

Open house at UES
Upthegrove Elementary will
have its open house September
16 from 5:30-7 p.m. along with
a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m.
Adults $5, children under 12

LES plans walkathon
LaBelle Elementary School's
Fourteenth Annual Walk-a-Thon'
will be held on Friday, September
12. The PreK-2 students will walk
from. 9:00-9:25 a.m. and the 3-5
students from 9:30 -10 a.m. Par-

ents are invited and encouraged
to come and walk with their chil-
dren. 1 Please note that the road.
for parent pick-up will be blocked
off from:8:45- 10:15.
Please help us start the year
off oi the right foot by supporting
the LaBelle Elementary School,
We are looking forward to
another successful school year.
With your assistance, we hope to
continue to provide supplemental
materials to expand our techno-
logical resources to enhance your
child's education. Thank your for
your efforts to continue to make
LES the best place it can be.

Lunch Menus

Primary grades Tuesday,. Sept 16: Turkey Thursday, Sept. 11: Hoagie said, oatmeal raisin cookie,
ham and cheese sandwich (let- sandwich (lettuce, tomato) or hot choice of milk.
Thursday, Sept. 11: Cheese- tuce, tomato, dill pickle spear), Cuban sandwich(lettuce, tomato, Tuesday, Sept 16: Spaghetti,
* burger (lettuce, tomato, pickle), fresh apples, choice of milk. piQlile), vegetable cup.with dress- tossed-salad, green peas,, dinner
mix fruit, orange juice, choice of Wednesday, Sept. 17: Mac ing, watermeldn slush, choice of roll, choice of milk.

Friday, Sept. 12: Barbecue and cheese shrimp poppers, milk. Wednesday, Sept. 17: Chick-
Friday, Sept.. 2: Barbecue green bean/corn medley, diced Friday,Sept. i2. .Sliced ham, en nugget, baked beans, coleslaw
pbrk sandwich, french fries, corn, peaches, choice of milk. FridaySept. 12:Sliced ham, en nugget, baked beans, coleslaw
grape juice, applesauce, choice of Thursday, Sept. 18: Hot Cu- scalloped potatoes, green beans, with dressing, mix fruit, choice of
milk. ban sandwich, vegetable soup, dinner roll, orange juice, choice milk.
Monday, Sept. 15: Pepperoni potato tots baked, choice of milk. of milk. Thursday, Sept. 18: Fiestada
pizza, tossed salad, diced pears, Monday, Sept. 15: Nachos pizza, tossed salad, broccoli, or-
choice of milk. Secondary grades .. with ground beef, corn, tossed ange juice, choice of milk.

Las Noticas en) Espanol

600+ Homes Must Be SOLD!

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Familiares de trabajadores
agricolas que estan buscando
ayuda financiera para lograr un
Sentrenamiento y tener un mejor
trabajo pueden ir a las oficinas de
Immokalee y LaBelle.
El Program de Educaci6n y
Trabajos para los trabajadores
agricolas y sus familiares estA
recibiendo aplicaciones de to-
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proviene del trabajo de la agricul-
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Svan a tender las necesidades en
cuanto a los gastos de los entre-
Snamientos. Los participants que
se grad6en pueden conseguir
trabajos en salud, computadoras,
Snegocios, cuidado infantil y otros
oficios mas donde ganardn un
mejor salario para el bienestai de
la familiar.
SLas Oficinas que pagardn los
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en LaBelle en El Departamento
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La Di6cesis de Venecia estara
presentando una conferencia bil-
ingie de Renovaci6n CarismAtica
el 31 de octubre y el primero de
noviembre en la iglesia cat6lica
Charles Borromeo localizada en
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iglesia seguida de una procesi6n
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ir con estandartes hacia el Cen-
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La conferencia va a ser en, Ingl6s:
y Espafiol. El prop6sito es que la
comunidad y los individuos ten-
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esperan unds 1.500 asistentes. La
conferencia tambi'n include la
liturgia de la misa con el Obispo
Frank Dewane. El costo es de
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puede, ordenar antes de. la con-
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First ever SWAT battle of the bands | aB I

The first ever SWAT (Students
Working Against Tobacco) Battle
of the Bands event was held in
Barron Park on Saturday, Septem-
ber 6.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, Drug Free Charlotte County,
and the local Kiwanis Club were
sponsors. After much trepidation,
the weather cooperated it was
absolutely gorgeous!
Three Anti-Tobacco Rap per-
formances were the highlight of
the day, judged by Mayor Paul Pu-
letti, Pastor of Healing Waters Jay
Goforth and Willie Carter with the
Hendry County Health Depart-
Best Group Performance went
to LHS SWAT president Laura Mu-

noz and her group MC3LB, Best
Individual Performance went to
LHS student Ray Barrett and Best
Original Anti-Tobacco Song went
to LMS student Esteban Plaza.
Alex Garcia, the state SWAT Chair,
did a fantastic job as emcee for
the event.
Other entertainment during
lunch included a demonstration
ofTae Kwan Do by Luis Marsonet,
and Cody Crawford from Carlson
Methodist or acoustic guitar. All
who attended had a great time.
Additional SWAT Battle of the
Bands competitions held
this coming Saturday in Clewis-
ton and in Moore Haven on Sep-
tember 27.

Best Original Anti-Tobacco Song went to LMS
ban Plaza.

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Submitted photos
Best Individual Performance went to LHS student Ray Bar-

Submitted photo
t LHS SWAT President Laura Munoz and State of Florida SWAT.
Chair Alex Garcia.

Submitted photo
The judges look on as one of the groups performs.

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Dear Fellow Citizens of Hendry County,
It is with genuine sincerity that I feel the next Sheriff of Hendry County should voice the priorities of dutiful service, a commitment to hometown
values, strong and safe families, secure businesses and the utmost in dedicated community service. As your Sheriff, I will ensure and enforce the
highest standards of professionalism, integrity and the highest respect for human dignity. *I hope you will join me in sharing this vision of the
progress needed for a quality criminal justice agency, worthy of the challenges ahead, as it is long overdue. In these times of critical funding, evolv-
ing criminal elements must be addressed with proactive methods and tools, along with programs that are proven throughout the country. Mere
increases in budgets and stale programs that do not provide measured performance must be retired. I believe the current problems exist with mis-
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