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Curbside recycling pickup in
Port LaBelle is every Thursday
and Friday depending on your
address. Remember, to have
your recycling bins curbside by
One container is for paper
products (newspaper, junk
mail, magazines, telephone
books, clean food boxes and
cardboard no Styrofoam or
envelopes with plastic win-
The other bin is for other re-
cyclables including glass, plas-
tic and metal products.
Glass, plastic and cans such
as jelly jars, milk jugs, food and
soda cans are acceptable.
If your plastic containers dis-
play the "running arrow" signs,
they can be placed in the bins.
Please rinse the containers. No
bulk glass and plastic grocery
If you have any questions,
please contact the Special Dis-
tricts/Recycling office at 863-
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 this Saturday,
September 20, at Barren Park
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This special day is for all
children through elementary
Bring your bike for the bike
There will be a variety of
local entertainment, food and
three bike raffles.
Many community organiza-
tions are participating with fun
activities,' games and educa-
For more information, or to
find out how your group can
be involved, please contact
Dawn at Kiwanis Thrift Store,
863-675-4043 or Nikki, 239-
Relay for Life sets
kick off meeting
Relay for Life of LaBelle
Team Kickoff meeting will be
held on Sept. 23, at the Dallas
B. Townsend Agricultural Cen-
ter, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, at
Everyone is invited to be-
come part of this important
Come to caregiver
LaBelle's Caregiver Support
Group is held the last Wednes-
day of every month.
The next meeting will
be Sept. 24 at First Christian
Church of LaBelle from 2-4
Take a break, relax and join
them for some group conversa-
tion centered around you- the
This group is open to all
caregivers. Snacks and Coffee
will be provided! R.S.V.P. and
information call 1-866-231-
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Looking forward: Legacy of 9/11
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LaBelle firefighters enjoyed Florida Community Bank's lunch-time tribute to emergency
workers on Sept. 11, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Pic-
tured from left: David White, Raymond Pittman and Matt Coker.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Emergency Medical Services personnel Donna Akin, left, and Amy Perez chat over
FCB's Sept. 11 lunch for emergency workers.
How 9/11 changed Hendry County
By Patty Brant
Florida Community Bank
provided lunch for emergency
workers last week, in recogni-
tion of their continuing efforts
in keeping our city and county
safe. All local emergency work-
ers were invited to enjoy the
lunch at FCB on Thursday,
Sept. 11, the seventh anniver-
sary of the attacks on America
in New York, the Pentagon and
Amy Yeomans Perez was
in high school on Sept. 11,
2001. She recalled how ev-
erything stopped for about a
week with students just watch-
ing the events on TV in class.
"It was scary," she said, "to
think'This is real."'
A paramedic for three years
now, Amy believes the strength
of camaraderie in emergency
services as a unit has deepened
and that people's view of emer-
gency workers has changed.
She said the ramifications of
Sept. 11 have shown her that
"one call can, change every-
LaBelle firefighter Matt
Coker has been in the field for
16 years. On Sept. 11, 2001, he
was with the City of Arcadia Fire
Dept. He recalls that he was off
duty that day and in Bradenton
with some friends when they
heard the news on the radio. He
said he did not know where to
go at first or what to do, but his
first thoughts were: "Is my fam-
ily all right; where are they?"
It's still a blur but he believes
he went to the fire station to
watch the news unfold on TV
with his comrades. He does re-
call that nobody said anything
at all. They were all just sitting
there, watching the events the
entire nation was witnessing
and thinking about the guys in-
side the towers as they fell.
The government response
has been to implement more
regulations, more training
for emergency personnel, es-
pecially hazardous materials
(hazmat) training and incident
command. There is also more
security at schools and govern-
Captain Raymond Pittman
said that, locally, there is a bet-
ter laid out emergency plan
between local agencies. He
added that that day changed
everything in the world securi-
ty-wise from agriculture to air-
port security. Emergency Man-
agement is now bigger and, of
course, Heartland Security was
Local agencies now get
more assistance from govern-
Hendry County Director of
Public Safety Randy Bengston
recalls the days after the attack
and the anthrax scare. Even lo-
cally people were panicking, he
said, although there was never
a bona fide anthrax incident
here, several people were con-
vinced they had been targeted
at the time.
SLooking back on that time,
the situation has gone from
paranoia now apathy, Mr.
He said older personnel still
see vivid images of those days,
See Change Page 2
The annual Kiwanis Kid's
Day is Saturday, September 20,
at Barren Park from 10 a.m. -'2
p.m. It is for all children through
the 5th grade, but everyone is
welcome. After the opening
ceremony, there will be lots of
games, activities, information,
food, entertainment and a Bike
Rodeo to fill the day. The event
will end at 1:45 p.m. with the
raffle drawing for two bikes
and one tricycle.
Kid's Day is an annual event
the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle has
been hosting for many years. It
gives local club members the.
opportunity to give back to our,
community and show our chil-
dren they're important. Kiwanis
is defined as a global organiza-
tion of volunteers dedicated to
changing the world one child
and one community at a time.
it is also a family organization
with groups for all ages.
K-Kids is for students in the
elementary schools; The Build-
er's Club is the Kiwanis backed
program in the middle schools
and the high school Key Club
is an opportunity to develop
leadership and community in-
volvement. The LaBelle Club
meets every Tuesday morning
at 7 a.m. at Flora & Ella's Res-
taurant. They welcome any and
all to visit and see what we're
There will be a variety of ac-
tivities for the children at Kids
Day. There will be a couple
bounce houses, a duck pond,
football and ring tosses, candy
in the hay, coins in the sand,
jump ropes, hula hoops, para-
chute game and many more.
Information will be available
for parents from Healthy Fami-
lies, RCMA, Kid's Care Insur-
ance, Healthy Start, Relay for
Life, Heart to Heart, Boy and
Girl Scouts and the No Smok-
ing Tobacco Program. The hu-
mane society will bring a vari-
ety of pets ready for adoption.
A fire truck will be on site along
with a few other surprises in
Bring your bicycle for the
Bike Rodeo. Take your bike
through the safety check, en-
joy the course and get a prize.
You can also meet, "Helmutt,"
the bike safety dog. The bike
See Kids Page 2
County beefs up
By Patty Brant
At the Hendry County Com-
missioners meeting August 26,
County Attorney Mark Lapp re-
ported on the county's current
credits for local businesses bid-
ding on county contracts.
He said that for hard bids
locals get five percent of the
bid amount; requests for quali-
fications or requests for local
vendors get five points. Local
business is defined as a vendor
that has its headquarters in the
county or a place of business
in the county where it will pro-
duce the goods or perform the
service; or at least one owner of
the business lives in the county,
has a permanent residence in
the county and pays taxes in
Lee, Palm Beach and Bro-
ward counties have agreements
with Hendry, considering busi-
nesses in the others county to
The board voted to add pro'-
fessional services (engineering,
architecture, surveying and
landscape architecture and,the
like) to those receiving prefer-
ence and also extend the lo-
cal preference to require the
general contractor to hire local
subcontractors for a certain
percentage of the total contract
The commission approved
a special exception to allow a
church in the agriculture transi-
tional zoning district in Wheel-
er Estates. The request was
made by the East LeHigh Acres
Congregation of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses to build at 9890 Wheeler
However, the board did not
approve a rezone from. agri-
cultural transitional to Planned
Unit Development to allow
future commercial uses on
approximately 30 acres (24,
1-1/4 acre lots) also in Wheeler
Estates. Although County Plan-
ner Vince Cautero said the plan
was in compliance with the
comprehensive plan, neigh-
bors voiced concerns that fire
See BOCC Page 2
LaBelle man waits for new heart
By Patty Brant
A catastrophic 'medical
problem can come upon any-
one at any time. It is devastat-
ing in many ways. There is the
physical and emotional strain
as well as the economic hard-
ship. Twenty-five year LaBelle
resident Tommy Jennings and
his wife, Kathy, are facing just
such a time. Devoted Christians
and members of Freedom Fel-
lowship Ministries, Jimmy ad-
mits it can also "rock your faith
a little." But, he is quick to add
that he knows in his heart God
is good. "Never underestimate
Him," he said, "He will provide
The couple is putting their
faith in the Lord as they begin
to climb their mountain. For
years Tommy has had a bad
heart resulting in several sur-
geries including open heart
and five by-passes. As of Sept.
9, he was put on the transplant
list, waiting for a new heart that
could make all the difference in
At 59, Tommy said he had
his first heart attack at age 39.
He has been fitted with a pace-
maker and defibrilator for four
years. Last May, when he went
to Upthegrove Elementary
School to pick Kathy up from
work, he was feeling bad. He
was pale and his chest hurt.
Kathy insisted they go directly
to the Southwest Regional
Medical Center, where he had
previous procedures done.
They found that he now has
only ten percent of heart func-
tion making him eligible as a
heart transplant recipient. He
was in the hospital for a week,
then transported to Tampa
General Hospital by helicopter
where he was fitted with a pick
line going from his right arm all
the way to his heart to keep his
blood pressure up.
He spent another week in
the hospital in Tampa. He is
now taking 15 different medica-
See Heart Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Tommy Jennings and his wife, Kathy, smile in spite of
their ordeal as they wait for the new heart that could make
such a difference in his life.
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while many of the younger ones
have no personal connection to
that time. It's not real to them.
"But," he said, "things can hap-
Prior to 9/11 employers wor-
ried about employee theft; now
they worry about employees go-
ing "postal," he points out.
"It's inevitable that it will hap-
pen again, although maybe not at
that level. People look at America
and see us come together, but
then we become complacent
again, even in public safety."
Still, he said that now when
he goes on a call he's more cau-
tious, more alert.
All firefighters and EMTs must
now carry Weapons of Mass De-
struction suits and respirators,
disposable gloves and boots
along with their bunker gear. A
Level A suit for protection against
nerve gas for patient and self is
always on the truck.
Local emergency agencies
can tap into Homeland Security
funding like the FEMA Firefighter
Assistance Grant. LaBelle got
self contained breathing appara-
tus through this grant, although
most Homeland Security fund-
ing goes to law enforcement, to
large counties and for overtime
Mr. Bengston and Clewiston's
Assistant Police Chief Kristine Pe-
terson represent Hendry County
on the Southwest Florida Region-
al Domestic Security Task Force
for District 6. This six-county
group of about 20 members pro-
vides a Type III Incident Manage-
ment Team for all hazards to
relieve the management team in
a stricken area and manage an
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tions the newest one gives him
an excruciating headache.
The Jenningses have two
daughters, one in LaBelle and
one in Fort Myers; and a son in
Clewiston. They also have family
in Moore Haven where they lived
Many people will remember
Tommy from his years working at
the Log Cabin Restaurant before
it closed. Because of Tommy's
medical problems, the couple is
now losing their carpet clearing
business. Outside of Kathy's job
Sas custodian at UES, they are re-
ceiving Medicare and now Med-
icaid, but the bills keep piling up.
They're afraid they're going to
lose their home. For the first time,
they had to make a late payment
Kathy is going to put Tommy
on her insurance, but that won't
take effect until January 1 and
how much it will cover in ques-
If a heart becomes available,
Tommy may be flown to Tampa
via Angel Flight or the couple
may drive themselves, depending
on the situation. Once there, the
surgery is expected to take 4-6
hours. After that, they will need to
stay within five miles of the hos-
incident if necessary.
Lee county Sheriff Mike Scott
and Florida Department of Law
Enforcement's E.J. Picolo head
up the District 6 team. Homeland
Security paid for that training.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said law
enforcement at the local level
has not changed considerably
since September 11. However, he
met with an anti-terrorist group
in New York two years ago where
he received some training. For-
mer terrorists and undercover
agents gave classes on how the
problem is being dealt with.
It's difficult to actually iden-
tify a possible terrorist, though,
because they deliberately try to
blend in with the local popula-
Small rural counties, like Hen-
dry, could be good targets due to
the fact that they provide much of
the nation and the world's food
supply. They also have proximity
to rail and air travel..
He said in the event of a real
problem, FDLE and the federal
government would be our main
defense. He added that he feels
the reason the US has not expe-
rienced another disastrous attack
is because the government is do-
ing a terrific job, of prevention.
The firefighters at the lunch
agreed that, although the entire
world has changed in the past
seven years, under the same cir-
cumstances they would probably
not do anything different now.
Since September 11, the gov-
ernment has responded by add-
ing more regulations in an at-
tempt to make the country safer
and emergency personnel have
received' more training, LaBelle
firefighters included but, they
said, in reality how can you stop a
terrorist? In such a situation, they
agreed, "it comes down to being
pital for about a month so they
will need to pay for an apartment.
and food while they stay there.
Then, if everything works
well, Tommy will have to take
two medications for rest of his
life. The cost of all this? No one
can say. They just know that they
see everything they have worked
for all their lives beginning to slip
So, they just take it one day at
a time and trust in the Lord.
In the meantime,. friends at
Freedom Fellowship are put-
ting on a benefit for Tommy on
Saturday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. at Barron Park. Enjoy barbe-
cue chicken, potato salad, baked
beans, bread and sweet tea for $8
Tickets are available at Free-
dom Counseling Service Center,
60 Calhoun St., from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. Monday through Friday. Call
612-9899. Also enjoy gospel sing-.
ing and get a$10 haircut at the
benefit. Proceeds will go to the
It's all pretty overwhelming,
Kathy said, adding they never
knew something like this could
happen to them. But, she said,
"It's in the Lord's hands."
An account has also been set
up at Florida Community Bank to
accept donations: Tommy Jen-
nings Heart ,Transplant Benefit
Fund. Just make checks payable
to Tommy Jennings.
HCSO defuses dangerous situation
On September 12 the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office received a
call from a motorist alleging that
while traveling eastbound on SR
80 he attempted to pass a vehicle.
However, the driver increased his
speed and would not allow him to
pass. Both vehicles later stopped
and the reporting motorist said
the other driver, John Temple age
79, pointed a pistol at him and
told him not to get out of the car.
Mr. Temple then drove away
from the scene and went to his
home in Port LaBelle,
When deputies arrived, they
were informed that Mr. Temple
was in his bedroom and was in
Last year's Kiwanis Day fun will be reproduced this Saturday at Barron Park. Come on
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Rodeo is being hosted by the
Community Traffic Safety Team
including help from FDOT, Hen-
dry County Health Department,
Hendry County Sheriff's Depart-
ment Explorers, Boy Scout Troop
9, Girl Scout Troops 566 and 344,
and the LaBelle Area Bicycle Pe-
destrian Advisory Committee.
You will need parental permis-
sion to participate and special
bicycle parking will be provided
while you enjoy the rest of the
Entertainment will be pro-
vided throughout the day by lo-
cal youth. .A few ready to go are
cloggers and karate demonstra-
tions from the LaBelle Program
Center, a Girl Scout Jazz Band,
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martial arts performers from the
Integrity Marital Arts Club, danc-
ers from both the Christ Central
Church and the Fellowship Min-
istries, the All Star cheerleaders
and others in the works.
Bring your family and friends
and enjoy a day at the park -
Saturday, September 20, for a
possession of several guns.
Deputies tried talking Mr. Tem-
ple out of the room for approxi-
mately 45 minutes, however, he
refused to talk to them.
The minister of the church he
attends tried talking him out of
the house with no success.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee arrived on
the scene and after approximately
1 hour and 30 minutes convinced
Mr. Temple to put the rifle down
and exit the room. Sheriff Lee
then transported Mr, Temple to
the Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Temple was arrested and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent to kill.
A representative from the
Hendry-Glades Behavioral Center
conducted an evaluation of Mr.
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service and law enforcement
would not be adequate and that
commercial sites would disturb
their quiet neighborhood.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
agreed, saying he thought it was
too early for a commercial district
in that area.
He moved to deny the request
citing traffic concerns and the fact
the request was "before its time."
The motion passed unanimously.
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SFWMD strengthens assurances, financial safeguards for land purchases
West Palm Beach, FL -The
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) is implementing
initiatives to strengthen the public
process and safeguard public in-
vestments while negotiating the
potential acquisition of the land
and assets of United States Sugar
Corporation in an historic effort
to revive and restore America's
Everglades. The initiatives are
specifically designed to address
the significance and considerable
investment of this River of Grass
The first initiative calls for an in-
dependent review of the potential
United States Sugar Corporation
transaction by an external group
of financial experts to ensure val-
ue for this investment and a fair
price for South Florida taxpayers.
The District has selected the Duff
& Phelps Corporation to provide
what is known as a "fairness opin-
ion" on the proposed acquisition.
The New York-based firm, which
provides independent financial
advisory and investment banking
services, will deliver an opinion as
to whether the transaction is fair,
from a financial point of view, to
The Duff & Phelps group will
scrutinize appraisals, property and
all aspects of the transaction and
provide an independent report on
the value of the acquisition. The
group's findings will become part
of the public record.
"These actions reflect this
Board's ongoing commitment to
safeguard the taxpayers of South
Florida," said Eric Buermann,
SFWMD Governing Board Chair-
man. "These steps provide the
financial assurances that our citi-
zens expect and deserve as the
District negotiates this large, com-
plex and important purchase. In-
dependent reviews add another
layer of, expertise to guarantee
that the public receives the great-
est return on its investment."
A second initiative, previously
in use, amends and strengthens
a "Beneficial Interest and Disclo-
sure Affidavit" to provide further
safeguards for taxpayers' monies.
It will be used for all land acqui-
sitions by the District to support
environmental restoration, water
quality improvements'and flood
The strengthened "Beneficial
Interest and Disclosure Affidavit"
identifies anyone who may ben-
efit from a land purchase with the
District and requires disclosure
of their interest in the transaction
in writing. Florida law already re-
quires parties who have a 5-per-
cent or greater interest to disclose
that information in any land ac-
quisition negotiations with a state
The District now requires any-
one-regardless of the percent-
age of their ownership stake-to
disclose their interest. The District
also now requires anyone who
stands to profit if a land purchase
succeeds to disclose that gain to
the public. The SFWMD Govern-
ing Board directed the District to
take this additional step to ensure
that all public dollars invested
during a land acquisition are uti-
lized only for acquiring land and
not on consultant's fees or other
undisclosed costs, with the ex-
ception of attorneys' fees.
"Acquiring land for the benefit
of the environment and the peo-
ple of South Florida is essential to
the District's mission," said the
SFWMD Director of Land Acqui-
sition Ruth Clements.
"These initiatives will further
ensure that all public money set
aside for land is spent directly on
the land itself."
The affidavit wording and for-
mat was approved today by the
Governing Board. Its use is ef-
fective immediately for all land
acquisitions involving the District.
A copy of the affidavit is available
on the District's Web site. Click
on: Beneficial Interest and Dis-
"Together, these initiatives
will further protect taxpayer
funds, enhance accountability
and transparency and strengthen
the District's commitment to up-
holding and sustaining the public
trust," said SFWMD Executive Di-
rector Carol Ann Wehle.
As part of a historic plan to
revive the River of Grass, the Dis-
trict is negotiating the acquisition
of as much as 187,000 acres of
agricultural land owned by the
United States Sugar Corporation.
The vast tracts of land in the
Everglades Agricultural Area
would be used to reestablish a
part of the historic connection
between Lake Okeechobee and
America's Everglades through a panse of real estate offers water restore and preserve the fabled
managed system of storage and managers the opportunity and River of Grass. The acquisition is
treatment and, at the same time, flexibility to store and clean water subject to independent apprais-
safeguard the St. Lucie and Caloo- on a scale never before contem- als, due diligence, financing and
sahatchee rivers and estuaries, plated to protect Florida's coastal approval by the District's Govern-
Acquiring the enormous ex- estuaries and to better revive, ing Board.
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Glades County residents: If
you had damages from Tropical
Storm Fay a State-FEMA Disaster
Recovery Center is now open
in Moore Haven to assist you.
The center is located at the Gun
Range Classroom at 1019 Gun
Club Road, and is open from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a
week from Sept. 16 until further
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Gustavo-Sotelo, 46, was arrested
Sept. 15 and charged on a
warrant asa fugitive from justice
from Lee County. D/S L. Cora
was arrestifg officer.
Stephen Lavann Yazvac, Jr., 18,
,was are edcandLcharged \nth
,burglary of a structure/convey -
ance unarmed without a person
inside and possession of under 20
grams of marijuana. Sgt. B. Slade
was arresting officer.
John Waldrop Temple Jr., 79,
was arrested Sept. 12 and charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill. D/S George Elver was arrest-
Adam Joe Duff, 21, was ar-
rested Sept. 12 and charged as a
fugitive from justice: VOP from
Glades County. D/S D. Davis was
Jimmy Glen Wagner, 37, was
arrested Sept. 8 and charged with
theft between $300-$5,000 and
dealing in stolen property. D/S
George Elver was arresting offi-
John David Brown, 22, was ar-
rested Sept. 5 and charged with
burglary of a structure unarmed
and without a person inside and
theft between $300-$5000. Cpl.
Olvera was arresting officer.
Jeremy Earl Cardwell, 21, was
arrested Sept. 5 and charged with
fraud false owner information
on pa\rtied items under $300, pe-
ti la cenri fir-s offense and deal-
ing in stolen property. Deputy C.
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Billy Joe Mincey, 27, was ar-
rested Sept. 10 and charged as
a fugitive from justice VOP from
Polk County. Deputy C. Shepherd
was arresting officer.
Kelly Dale Rimes, 47, was ar-
rested.Sept. 11 and charged on a
warrant for VOP: felony. Deputy J.
Garrett was arresting officer.
Randiel Avila-Carbajal, 24, was
arrested Sept. 11 and charged on
a warrant with FTA: theft $300-
$2,000, trespassing on posted
property and criminal mischief
third degree felony. Deputy J. O1-
vera was arresting officer.
Christopher Arrick Townsend,
20, was arrested Sept. 11 and
charged with battery second of-
fense of subsequent. Deputy C.
Shepherd was arresting officer.
Harold Adolfo Colmenares,
36, was arrested Sept. 14 and
charged as a fugitive from justice
from Collier County. Deputy E.
Wilcox was arresting officer.
Demetrae Lamante Pearson,
.26, was arrested Sept. 13 and
chargedo,%ithi carrying a con--
cealed weapon- firearm and pos- -
session of a weapon by a convict-
ed felon. Deputy L. Brooks was
Bobby Terrell Washington,
31, was arrested Sept. 10 and
charged on a warrant for ag-
gravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Deputy C. Buchhofer
was arresting officer.
Johnny Allen Howell, 27, was
arrested Sept. 10 and charged on
a warrant with failure to appear;
felony offense. Deputy C. Buch-
hofer was arresting officer.
Diego Samuel Florentine Jr.,
21, was arrested Sept. 10 and
charged with a non-moving traffic
violation habitual offender driving.
with a suspended license, bribery
unlawful compensation, reward
for official behavior. Deputy N.
Reed was arresting officer.
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CORRECTION: Last week's Speak Out entitled Protect your fam-
ily, mistakenly stated that the customer needed a fuel pump. Actually,
all it required was a fuel filter.
Community Christian School
of LaBelle would like to thank
Pastor Mike MacDowell from Bull
Pit Outreach Ministries and Pastor
L.W Howard from Community
Harvest for coming to our school
to preach at Chapel. You are
Heayen sent and we appreciate
all that you do.
Thank you Deputy Rioran for
passing out flyers on kid's safety
skills and laws about seat belt re-
straints. We appreciate your con-
cern for the children in the com-
munity. In His Service,
School of LaBelle
LMS appreciates Ace
LaBelle Middle School thanks
our local Ace Hardware for their
generosity to our school. Over
the past couple years, you have
responded in helping us improve
our campus. during tough, eco-
nomic times, you've been a bless-
ing. It's nice to have a caring, sup-
portive store in our neighborhood
The staff at LaBelle
To get burnt popcorn stink out
of your microwave oven just boil
six tablespoons of baking soda in
a cup of water (put into a large
micro safe bowl) and boil it for 3
or 4 minutes then reduce power
and let simmer for ten more min-
utes. Keep the door closed and let
cool and remember in the future
to stand right there until the pop-
ping slows down and stop cook-
Sondra and Homer Brewer
have returned from a long but
very nice trip. Sondra had a bai-
rel reserved for Homer when they
got to Niagara Falls but he refused
to participate. Some people just
don't know how to have fun!
Anyway the hint they gave me
is: Keep one small suitcase on
wheels to take into the motel ev-
ery night. Pack just what you will
need to get on the road the next
If some small items such as
bottle nipples, caps and small
appliance parts won't stay put in
the dishwasher just take a plastic
berry basket and put your stuff in
it and cover it with another bas-
ket. Fasten together with a sturdy
Thought fer the Week: The
secret of contentment is to settle
for half a measure before the cup
runneth over and makes a mess.
Letters to the Editor
Stand proud LaBelle
I would like to thank from the
bottom of my heart everyone who
participated in paying honor and
respect to my son Chris Strick-
land. As a young boy, Chris told
me how much he loved helping
other people and joined the Ma-
rines to further that endeavor. As
a man he did just that. His letters
to me from Iraq were filled with
hope and promise of the people
who lived there.
Reverend Deery, no words
could express the gratitude for
your kindness during a very dif-
ficult time for me.
Florida Community Bank, the
display you had in the lobby was
wonderful, a tribute to a hero.
The members of the Moose,
the VFW and the American Le-
gion are truly remarkable people.
Anyone who attended the benefit
held at the VFW will attest to that.
Each and every one of you did an
And last, but certainly not least,
the Marines. You fulfilled my son's
dreams. This was something he
wanted since his youth. To serve
his country, to help others, to be
part of the strong and the proud.
My son was killed doing some-
thing he strongly believed in.
While my heart is broken, friends
have joined forces and helped
me. For that, I will be eternally
God bless each and every one
Beth Church and Brianna
Lions reach out
I would like to thank the Hen-
dry County Board of Commis-
sioners for their vote and support
at the last meeting in Clewiston.
As a Lion in the Clewiston Lions
Club your action was appreci-
As I explained to the Board my
story starts several weeks ago in
LaBelle. I received a call from the
local optometrist inquiring about
directions to a local Lions Club
for assistance to a patient. As I
explained that the LaBelle Club
had surrendered their Charter,
disbanded and individual mem-
bers transferred to surrounding
clubs. I transferred my member-
ship back to the Clewiston Lions
Club from whence I came over
30 years ago. I notified Lion Jeff
Barwick, he made contact with
the doctor and a service was per-
formed for which I'm sure the
patient is grateful. I mentioned to
Lion Richard Phelps that it looked
like we would need more in-
come if we were to serve outside
our immediate area. He ordered
three gumball machines for me to
place in the LaBelle area. They ar-
rived and since one of the largest
employers in the city is the coun-
ty, I asked for permission and the
Board approved for the Clewiston
Lions Club to place gumball and
candy vending machines at ap-
propriate county sites. Wednes-
day Lion Sean and I delivered
three machines to the Courthouse
If anyone hAs occasion to do
business with the County, please
patronize a Lions Club machine.
They were purchased by indi-
vidual Lions or their businesses.
They are and will be serviced by a
Lion. One hundred percent of the
proceeds from these machines go
to Lions Projects, (ie. hearing aids
and glasses for the needy, Lions
Camp grants for visually or hear-
ing challenged children and an
$8,000 Scholarship to a student
visually or hearing challenged).
Note: this year two applications
were received for the scholarship,
both were worthy and deserving.
The committee awarded both the
scholarship 1 from Clewiston
and 1 from LaBelle.
Good does come when we all
pull together. Thanks for the op-
portunity to serve.
Lion Cecil Akin
Clewiston Lions Club
Roll Back = Roll Over
The people of Florida by vote
directed the legislators of Florida
to give us tax relief. We gained
an additional $25,000 homestead
exemption. The result antici-
pated was that our taxes would
decrease as and counties would
cut their budgets. Right? Wrong!
Hendry County commissioners
have a better idea. If the extra
homestead exemption would
lower the revenue collected at a
6.5 millage rate raise the millage
rate to 7.7309 and we will col-
lect the same amount of money.
What's the problem? The prob-
lem, folks, is that each millage
rate = $2,350,424,
Where is this money coming
from? Your and my pocket that's
where. That's right you and I are
going to shell out more money
because the county commis-
sioners do not want to cut their
budget or; God forbid, their sala-
ries so that you and I can have
some measure of tax relief. To his
credit, Commissioner Darrell Har-
ris voted against this move, as he
said "Unemployment is double in
Hendry County and people can't
pay their taxes."
What message are the rest of
the commissioners giving us? I
can't write it here. This is a decent
newspaper that doesn't print cer-
tain four letter words.
Clear the Issue
In my last article called "What
Do You Think About That?" I
asked the paper to check into
charges made against Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee in a wrongful death suit.
My reason being the general pub-
lic will believe what the Caloosa
Belle prints. They are a good pa-
per that would state the facts and
clear the air.
I personally talked to Sheriff
Lee and he assured me the case is
not closed. After the courts final-
ize the case and if he is found at
fault the county has insurance to
cover that settlement. I was mis-
informed from other sources that
the suit had been settled.
My intent was to get reputable
information that no one would
challenge as to its validity. I apolo-
gize to Sheriff Ronnie Lee if this'
question was looked at any other
Ed Kuntz LaBelle '
P.S. The County Commission-
ers raised our mill levy from 6.5
mill to 7.7309 mills. If people can't
pay their taxes now how do they '
expect them to pay the increase?
Note: To date, the commission .
set only the tentative millage rate.
The final vote will be at their Sept.
23 meeting in the Courthouse.'
Meetings begin at 5 p.m. At that -
time, the commission will have,
the option of adopting the tenta-
tive millage or setting it lower.
They cannot go any higher. Edi-
From: Louis St. Laurent II
Hendry County Office of
This is in response to a claim
or allegation that Hendry County.
paid or would have to pay $1.5
million as a result of a judgment
in state court entered against the,
Office of Sheriff and the Sheriff.
This case involved an informant
who was involved in a fatal acci-
dent in Fort Myers while involved
in cooperating with the Federal
Drug Enforcement Agency, in an
investigation in Lee County. There
has been no such judgment paid
by Hendry County and the case in
question is before the State Ap-
pellate Court. The case against
the Office of Sheriff was originally '
filed in federal court where it was
dismissed. Also any judgment en-
tered by any court would be paid,
by the insurance company and
not the county.
Setting the record straight; peace of mind
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 40 percent
+ chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after noon. Winds will
be calm becoming east around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and a slight
chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Winds
will be from the east between 3 and 5 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90 and a 40 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east between
3 and 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and a 20 percent
chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from
the east between 3 and 5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 90 and a 40 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 72 and a 20 per-
cent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 40 percent chance
of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 72 and a 20 per-
cent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 40 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms.
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Re headlines: Man pleads
guilty in County Commissioner's
First off, would this have made
headlines if it did not involve a
county commissioner or another
How often do we read of the
sentencing of other Glades Coun-
ty criminals when the victim is not
a public official?
I am the victim and the one
whose efforts led to the arrest of
Ronald Tracy Williams, who, by
the way, did NOT plead guilty to
We had arrived home after
a week's vacation on March 24,
2007, about 9:30 p.m. When I
realized our home had been in-
vaded and articles were missing, I
called 9-1-1 and Deputy Crosswell
who is assigned to my Ortona
"zone", arrived within 10 min-
utes. He examined the perimeter
of my home, found no evidence
of any disturbance that would in-
dicate a forced entry and he cre-
ated the offense report.
Deese was called and arrived
within an hour or so. He attempt-
ed to lift fingerprints from my
computer cover and said he found
the diamond-shaped imprints of a
rubber kitchen-type glove. He too
looked around the premises and
took no more fingerprints.
During the burglary of our
home the perp removed firearms,
electronic computer equipment
and other personal items, some
discovered missing later when I
began carefully examining and
searching my office.
I expressed my suspicion of
Tracy Williams because of his pri-
or reputation and record and be-
cause years before I. had given his
disabled sister a key to our home
so she could feed my cats when
we were away from home occa-
sionally overnight. Sometimes she
returned the key, and sometimes
she did not. She was not feeding
our cats while we were gone in
March 2007. But I did not have the
spare key that I had given her be-
cause she had not returned it the
last time she fed my cats.
On Monday March 26, I con-
tacted Transunion and Experian
and requested that a Fraud Alert
be placed in my and my hus-
band's consumer credit files to
prevent the possibility of identity
theft because I was not sure ex-
actly what private documents and
information were compromised
in the invasion my home. That ac-
tion was the ultimate reason the
thief was caught.
He attempted to use my hus-
band's Discover Credit card and
in fact successfully used it at
the Citgo convenience store in
LaBelle (in Hendry County not
Glades) by using the card reader
at the gas pump and punching in
our zip code he well knew it-he
is the son of our neighbor. No ID
was required so the fraud alert
did not kick in.
However, he proceeded to
Wal-Mart in Lehigh Acres (Lee
County) and he was unable to
use the card; Discover called us,
I called the Glades S.O. and after
about two weeks, Wal-Mart pro-
vided a copy of their video that
incriminated Tracy Williams.
The video showed when Tracy
Williams arrived in the parking
lot, when he entered the store,
when he attempted to use my
husband's credit card, and when
he left the store.
He was subsequently arrest-
ed a couple of weeks later. The
clothing he was wearing in the
Wal-Mart video was found in his
home. Also, evidence identified
from another theft in our neigh-
borhood was found in his home,
but, the investigator did not con-
fiscate those items even though
they were identified by the other
Because the charges for bur-
glarizing our home were not
filed in a timely manner, he was
released with no bail, after a very
About four months later, while
he was out awaiting trial for bur-
glarizing our home, he was arrest-
ed for another burglary in Ortona,
along with his partner in crime.
Tracy did not plead guilty to
the burglary of my home. His
lawyer "bargained" for him us-
ing his testimony against Wright
as leverage. He pled "no contest"
to grand-theft and "no contest" to
credit card fraud. His penalty was
finishing up a total of 364 incar-
ceration days for both crimes (he
is out of jail and at large now), he
agreed to pay restitution for the
amount our insurance did not
cover, four years probation, and
he cannot come on our property.
No doubt he quickly and easily
sold the items he stole from us in-
cluding (among other things) two
pistols, computer hardware (and
software) and electronic devices.
I assure you the street value was
much higher than the restitution
he has agreed to pay.
People, be warned. You must
be proactive in guarding your
home and your identity. For the
rest of our lives my husband and
I will be paying LifeLock to keep
a fraud alert and monitor on our
Until you have been burglar-
ized and robbed, you cannot re-
alize how vulnerable you are and
how violated you feel.
After the offense report was
filed, nothing was done to identify
(much less apprehend) the perpe-
trator of this crime against us and
our home; we did not hear from
the Sheriff's Office again until I
called-them about the Discover
You may have received, as
I had, the email going around
about filing a fraud alert. I assure
you, it is effective.
The fraud alert I filed is the only
reason Tracy was caught. Nobody
"tracked him down." Wal-Mart
provided the evidence.
Fraud Alert means that no one
can access your credit without
With your driver's license
(which has date of birth), and
with your social security num-
ber, a thief can easily establish a
whole new identify in your name
with an unconfirmed address any-
where, and you may not know if
If you have lost your wallet,
I urge you, right now, immedi-
ately this minute: contact one
of the three major credit bu-
reaus: Experian 1.888.397.3742;
They will put a fraud alert on
your credit information for 90
days. You have to renew it after
that to keep it active. Also, you
only have to file it with one -of
those as by law they have to pro-
vide the other one with .the same
information. And, when you first
call them, they send written con-
firmation and you get a free copy
of your credit report.
And yes, it is slightly inconve-
nient. Cashiers and sales clerks
will ask you for photo ID when
you use your credit card. (They
should do that anyway!)
You will have to show ID if you
apply for credit anywhere, and
they will require you to speak to
the credit bureau to verify your
identify and may even require a
password that you set up.
At the gas pumps where you
don't go inside, anyone can use
your card if they know your zip
code, and with your driver's li-
cense in hand, they know your
zip code. In our case, because we
had a filed Fraud Alert, Discover
Card refunded us the $68 charges
Tracy made at the CITGO in La-
Belle using our card at the pump.
We have LifeLock. (Phone:
1-800-LifeLock or 1.800.543.3562)
I'm not "selling" you an idea but I
heard about it onPaul Harvey and
enrolled before the 90 days was
up from the Fraud Alert I filed.
Check it out on the internet at
their website, http;//www.lifelock.
com or you can click on http://
people and find out how it works.
It is not free, but has $1 million
guarantee along with the preven-
tion and recovery (if needed) ser-
Peace of mind is priceless and
too often we don't realize the
threat until our personal privacy
has been unlawfully invaded.
Community Emergency Re-
sponse Team (CERT), a partner-
ship between emergency services
and the community, has upcom-
ing training classes to teach ap-
propriate emergency responses
to the public. Classes will be Sept.
30, Oct 1-2, Oct 7-9 from 6-9 p.m.
and the final drill will be Saturday,
Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. It all
happens at the John Boy Audito-
rium Beardsley Room in Clewis-
ton. Call 863-612-4700 for more
Meet the candidates Sign up for the Angel
Pioneer Homeowners Asso-
ciation will sponsor a "Meet the
Candidate Night" on Monday, Oc-
tober 13, at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer
Community Center, 900 Panama
Ave. Each candidate will be al-
lowed to speak for a few minutes
and then answer questions from
the audience. There will be tables
available for campaign literature.
Refreshment will also be served.
For more information please call
Sign up for Angel Food pro-
gram, sponsored by Healing Wa-
ters, at the United Way House,
117 Fort Thompson Ave., Mon-
day, Oct. 6, or Saturday, Oct. 11,
from 9 a.m. till noon. The Octo-
ber delivery will be at the end of
the month. Please watch for the
exact date. For $30, anyone can
receive $60 worth of restaurant-
grade food. You must sign up each
month you wish to participate.
Raegan Day dinner
Saturday, Sept. 27, the GOP
will hold its Lincoln-Reagan Day
Dinner at the LaBelle Civic Cen-
ter. Meet and greet 6 p.m.; dinner
Tickets are $35 per person.
Seating is limited, first come first
served. Republican nominee for
Congressional District 16 Tom
Rooney will be keynote speaker.
To register: Hendry County rec@
Glades County: dsl@myglades.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 18, 2008 5
COES hosting its first
West Glades Elementary is planning a big book fair for Sept.
17-23 to help build classroom libraries.
Big book fair coming
to West Glades
It's now an annual event that;
not only the school, but the entire
community looks forward to. This
year the West Glades Scholastic
Book Fair is being featured as the
BOOK FAIR SAFARI, and is sched-
uled for September 17 through
The event will be held daily
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and it will
also be a special feature of West
Glades' Open House on Septem-
ber 23 from 5.-7 p.m.
The Book Fair will offer special-
ly priced books and educational
products, including exciting new
releases, award-winning titles,
children's classics, interactive
software, adult books and also
current best sellers from more
than one hundred publishers. You
might say, this will be like a giant
book store right in our own back
Customers of the Book Fair will
be helping the school build class-
room libraries and at the same
time improve children's read-
ing skills by purchasing books
through the Classroom Wish List
and One for Books programs.
West Glades School is located
on the east side of County Road
731. For more information, please
call Sheryl Huysman, West Glades
Media Specialist at 675-3490.
Students at Country Oaks El-
ementary School are being en-
couraged to read at a great pace.
So far, they are doing a fantastic
job. To motivate continued read-
ing success, Country Oaks had a
special night for families to kick
off our reading goal, "Read 66,"
with "Route 66". This evening
included a viewing of the movie
"CARS" along with some tips for
parents to use with their students
at home to help them with their
reading. It was a fun evening that
came about from a lot of plan-
ning. It is our hope that children
will read 66 books throughout the
We are very thankful to the
Family Reading Night committee
and other staff members who
gave hours to see to the suc-
cess of the night. In addition, we
would like to thank the Save-A-
Lot for generously supporting this
The support from the com-
munity helps to provide children
with memorable moments. It
also shows them that they are val-
ued. We appreciate all of the help
we received. We look forward
to seeing everyone at our Family
Reading Night on October 23, at
UES advisors to meet
School will have its School Advi-
sory Committee meeting Thurs-
day, Sept. 18, (tonight)at 5:30
p.m. in the Media Center. All par-
ents/guardians and anyone from
the community is invited.
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, there will be a PTO meeting
beginning at 6;30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center. If you have any ques-
tions call the office at 612-0750.
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.
Also LaBelle High School will
be having its College Fair on Sep-
tember 18 (tonight) in the gym
from 9-11 a.m. Parents are wel-
come to attend, but should check
in to the frofit office for a visitor
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Attention artists and
The youth of LaBelle Assem-
bly of God are inviting the artists
and crafters of this community
as well as other church groups
to join in a fund-raising event at
LaBelle assembly of God on Sat-
urday, September 20. The time
will be from 7:30 a.m. until noon.
If you are an artist you are invited
to display your work for free. This
is our youth's way of supporting
Other youth groups and com-
munity service organizations like
the Firehouse Players' are invited
to join in this event.
The last time the youth put on a
yard sale there were over 200 cus-
tomers that visited and purchased
with this amount of walk-in we're
hoping that the arts will find new
support. If you would like a space
reserved for your table please call
Gardeners to meet
LaBelle Garden Club is open-
ing the 2008-09 season on Mon-
day, September 22, 6 p.m. at the
Dallas Townsend Center on Pratt
Boulevard. We are hosting a com-
munity covered dish dinner, so
please bring a side dish (vegeta-
ble, salad, dessert) -- entree and
drinks will be furnished. Follow-
ing dinner our Extension Agent,
Gene McAvoy, will present a pro-
gram on growing tomatoes and
will answer any of your garden-.
ing questions. plants and/or seeds
are welcome for our Friendship
Table. We'll have a 50/50 raffle.
Bring your family and friends to
learn and share our growing ex-
periences! For more information
call Terri at 863-675-2392 or Nikki
What is Autism?
"An Overview of Autism Spec-
trum Disorders" will be presented
by the Center for Autism and
Related Disabilities, University of
South Florida (CARD-USF), from
6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 24, at NAMI of Col-
lier County, 5020 Tamiami Trail
North, Heritage Court, Suite 110.
The workshop is designed for
parents, grandparents and care-
givers of young children.
Autism is a lifelong neurologi-
cal disability that affects a per-
son's ability to communicate,
understand language, play and
socially interact with others.
Pre-registration is required.
For additional information and
to register, call (239) 590-7771, or
send an email to cphilbro@fgcu.
edu. CARD-USF serves individu-
als of any age with Autism Spec-
trum Disorder (ASD) and related
disabilities, in addition to families
and professionals, involved with
individuals with ASD.
GOP plans Grand
Opening for LaBelle
The Hendry County Repub-
lican, Committee would like to
invite the citizens of Hendry and
surrounding counties to join
them for the grand opening of
the Republican Party Victory 2008
Office in LaBelle on Saturday
morning, September 20, from 10
a.m.-noon. There will be a brief
welcome by a speaker with the
McCain-Palin campaign and rib-
bon cutting ceremony followed
by coffee and pastries and a
chance to meet and talk with the
Republican candidates for Con-
gress (CD 16), State Representa-
tive (Dist 77) and Hendry County
Sheriff, County Commissioner
District 3, School Superintendent,
Property Appraiser and Clerk of
the Court. The Republican Party
Victory 2008 Office is located on
Main Street directly across from
the US post office in LaBelle. For
additional information about the
grand opening or the Republican
Party Victory 2008 Office please
contact Tom Corbitt at 863-234-
God & Me classes to
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church is offering God
& Country Classes. Part of Pro-
grams of Religious Activities with
Youth (P.R.A.Y.), these classes are
recognized by Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts and 4H, but students do
not have to be a member to par-
The God & Me class is for
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
the Fellowship Hall at Carlson
Methodist Church on Campbell
Street at 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion call Linda 675-7034.
Learn to dance
Dance classes are back at the
LaBelle High School. Starting on
Tuesday, October 14, and con-
tinuing for eight weeks dance
classes will be held at the LaBelle
High school from 7-8 p.m. Diane
and Nicholas Fidanza will once
again be offering their classes
which have drawn so many in the
past. Learn to dance the waltz,
rhumba, foxtrot, swing, texas two
step, polka and merinque. Class-
es are $5 per person, per class.
Find a partner, bring some friends
and come out for a good time.
Reserve your place in the class by
Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Forrey Grill
on Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m. All wid-
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.
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 ac-
cepted and will be based on first.
come first served basis.
COFFO Board meeting
The COFFO Board Meeting
has been scheduled for Sept. 25,
at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel
in Sebring, 150 Midway Drive,
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-
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 informa-
tion call Sue at 863-675-5825 or
SHEWMAKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1566 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
We have added new laser surgery technology to our pracuce. Both
our clinics now are equipped with lasers. Laser surgery is less *,
painful with less bleeding, and quicker healing with less chance of
infection than conventional surgery.
Why put your pet through the dangers of ,
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for
Fiscal Year 2008-2009. A public hearing to make a
FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on:
September 23, 2008
5:30 p.m. at
Hendry County Courthouse
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by
the Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter discussed
at such hearing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
County of Hendry Fiscal Year 200812009
General Fund 7.5974
Health Dept .1335
SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL
GENERAL REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS ENTERPRISE PERMANENT INTERNAL TOTAL
ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND FUNDS FUNDS FUNDS. FUND FUND SERVICE BUDGET
Taxes: Millage Per $1,000
Ad Valorem Taxes 7.6974 17,857,339 0 $17,857,339
Ad Valorem Taxes .1335 313,786 0 $313,786
Sales and Use Taxes 242,876 6,054,358 2,207,069 $8,504,303
Charges for Services 1,385,061 2,899,694 193,000 1,526,800 $6,004,555
Intergovernmental Revenue 4,452,717 12,143,285 7,218,046 $23,814,048
Fines & Forfeitures 0 268,200 0 $268,200
Miscellaneous Revenue 203,400 606,577 55,300 25,850 $891,127
Licenses and Permits 454,500 0 $454,500
Internal Service Charges $0
TOTAL SOURCES 24,909,679 21,972,114 0 9,673,415 1,552,650 0 0 $68,107,858
Transfers In 1,595,543 3,325,651 150,000 $5,071,194
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets $2,246,871 18,992,476 2,638,265 $891,962 $24,769,574
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $28,752,093 $44,290,241 $0 $12,311,680 $2,594,612 $0 $0 $87,948,626
General Government 10,238,560 268,690 591,000 $11,098,250
Public Safety 13,933,452 3,449,458 6,543,046 $23,925,956
Physical Environment 2,104,933 6.464,364 0 1,769,475 $10,338,772
Transportation 15,807,107 0 $15,807,107
Human Services 1,206,574 1,916,325 650,000 $3,772,899
Recreation Department 1,590,239 0 $1,590,239
Debt Services 194,435 308,198 0 $502,633
Court Related Expenditures 1,015,277 0 $1,015,277
Internal Services 0 $0
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $27,677,954 $30,819,658 $0 $7,784,046 $1,769,475 $0 $0 $68,051,133
Transfers Out 178,449 806,958 4,085,787 $5,071,194
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 895,690 12,663,625 441,847 825,137 $14,826,298
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES $28,782,093 $44,290,241 $0 $12,311,680 $2,594,612 $0 $0 $87,948,626
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Obituaries should be submitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e-mailing
obits@newszap. cor. Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.
Lester J. McMillan, 78
BELLE GLADE Lester J. McMil-
lan, of Belle Glade, passed away
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in West
He was born May 28, 1930, in
Moultrie, Ga., and was raised in
Lester was employed by Seminole
Supply for over 60 years. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Bar-
bara, Sept. 6, 2007.
Survivors include one son, Les (Ra-
chel) McMillan of Belle Glade; two
daughters, Darenda (Roberto) Silva
and Mary Beth (Santiago) Rodriguez
of Clewiston; four grandchildren,
Mandy Redish of Clewiston, Kevin
(Jessica) Redish of Greensboro,
N.C., Heidi and Kayla Rodriguez of
Clewiston; one great-grandchild,
Conner Harper of Clewiston; three
sisters, Lucy (Paul) Baughman of
Merrill, Wis., Dorothy Wallace of
Okeechobee, Martha Boyd of North
Fort Myers; sisters-in-law, Margie
McMillan of Belle Glade, Jeanne Shi-
retzki of Cummings, Ga.; brother-in-
law, Leon Baughman of Alabama
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 15, in First Missionary
Baptist Church in Clewiston with
Brother Josh Haney and Brother
Bobby Jimmerson officiating.
Interment followed in Ridgelawn
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home Clewiston.
Trip Tips will lead
to a safer Florida
Handy guide gives pointers
leading to a Safer Florida -
you live in the Sunshine State or
are visiting, the Florida Trip Tips
guide will help you navigate
Florida's traffic laws. The Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles is circulat-
ing the handy guide to locations
throughout the state.
Out-of-state visitors and new
drivers are sometimes unaware
of all the road rules, and occa-
sionally the rules change. With
Florida Trip Tips, drivers will find
helpful information on traffic laws
and tips for safe travel. Highlights
include: new requirements for
motorcycles; Florida's Move Over
Law; and guidelines on seatbelts,
child restraints and what to do in a
minor car accident.
"With more than 18 million
residents and 80 million visitors
in Florida, we have a lot of peo-
ple to protect and educate," said
DHSMV Executive Director Elec-
tra Bustle. "Florida Trip Tips is a
great resource for everyone driv-
ing Florida highways. I encour-
age everyone to pick up a copy
and keep it in your vehicle."
Florida Trip Tips will be avail-
able at welcome centers, driver
license offices, Florida Highway
Patrol stations, turnpike plazas
and rest areas across.the state,
as well as online at http://www.
"Florida Trip Tips is packed
with helpful tips and informa-
tion to keep you safe on our
highways and roads. Getting
a copy will help make a trip to
our state or a move to Florida as
smooth as possible. Motorists
can get quick facts about our
great state as well as our laws as
they relate to driving and much
more," said Florida Department
of Transportation Secretary
Stephanie Kopelousos. "A well
planned trip is a safer and more
Florida Trip Tips was de-
veloped by the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles with grant funding provided
by the Florida Department of
Transportation. It is an example
of the great work that can be
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The Florida Department of
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of providing highway safety and
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service, education and enforce-
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way to a Safer Florida by way of
three major components: driver
licenses, vehicle tags and titles
and the Florida Highway Patrol.
To learn more about DHSMV,
Get a new look at Double Vision
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Twins Gaby and Adriana Castro have always known
they would be hair stylists.
Gaby and Adriana Castro say
they have always known they
would be hair stylists. Even as
children they were always doing
other people's hair, learning by
doing. Becoming hair stylists and
having their own salon has been
their dream since then. Today, the
identical twins have already ful-
filled that dream.
The twins graduated from La-
Belle High School in 2004; then
attended Sun State Academy in
Fort Myers where they learned
the trade and honed their skills as
hair stylists before earning their
The twins offer the latest styles
for all occasions, as well as cuts,
color, perms, extensions, high-
lights and waxing. They can both
do it all, but Adriana likes color
and cuts, while Gaby prefers tak-
ing care of the highlighting and
You will also find experienced
hair dresser April O'Bannon at
Double Image. April specializes
in razor cuts.
With seven stations at their
new shop, they continue looking
for additional experienced hair-
With clean modern styling
throughout the shop, the Castro
sisters have provided an upbeat,
airy atmosphere for their clients
to enjoy as they're being pam-
pered by experienced stylists.
At Double Image, the sis-
ters say they listen to the client.
Women, men and children can
walk in the door, confident that
they will walk out feeling good
about themselves knowing they
got what they wanted. They are
proud to offer great service at
reasonable prices. Walk-ins are
Double Image offers has a
variety of hair products available
Double Image is planning its
grand opening for Friday, Sept. 19.
From 9 a.m.-7 p.m. clients can get
$5 off any service that day.
Located at 505 W Hickpochee
Ave. Ste. 800 (in the UPS plaza)
Double Image is open Monday
through Friday 9-7; Saturday 9-5.
The phone number is 675-4940.
Se habla espanol.
Your community directory
is a click away!
FIND YOUR DREAM HOME HERE!
To see Pictures Ik Visual Tours of all Our
180+/- Listings of. Homes, Property and Commercial/Industrial Sites.
* BANK OWNED HOME AT A GREAT PRICE! This 2/1 has
been completely remodeled from head to toe and is in
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the spacious enclosed family room surrounded by win-
* THIS HOME HAS BEEN UPDATED FROM THE ROOF
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* SHORT SALE! Any offers are contingent upon approval of
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* IN ADDITION TO LIVING ON ONE OF THE PRETTIEST
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* $299,000 REDUCED! COMMER-
CIAL BUILDING. located in the heart
* $349,900 Office building in the
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Call for more info on:
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Homesites- $9,999 $12,000
PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES $729,900. 3 Acres of
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this property 3BD/2BTHS manufactured home.
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2BR/1BA HOME w/screened porch and tile flooring $240,000 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
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Las Noticas en Espanol
El 2 de septiembre dos jefes
encargados de esclavizar trabaja-
dores agricolas se declararon cul-
pables de tratarlos a ellos de man-
era brutal y obligarlos a trabajar
en las huertas a la fuerza. Los
trabajadores son provenientes de
Mexico y Guatemala. Cesar Na-
varrete y Giovanni Navarrete se
declararon culpables de 17 car-
gos en una corte federal de Fort
La Coalisi6n de Trabajadores
en Immokalee le di6 al peri6dico
News Press de Fort Myers las si-
guientes declaraciones con re-
specto al caso.
"Las verdades que han sido
reportadas en este caso son mas
alli de lo increibe". "Los trabaja-
dores han sido brutalmente gol-
peados, amarrados a postes y en-
cadenados a los carros para que
no se pudieran escapar". iCuAn-
tos trabajadores mas tendran que
sufrir en contra de su voluntad
para que la industrial de la comida
garantice que esto nunca volverA
a pasar mientras el product co-
sechado terminal en las mesas de
"Lo mas frustrante de todo esto
es que hay una soluci6n". Como
dijo el Senador Bernie Sanders
cuando visit Immokalee "La
esclavitud es el extreme, lo nor-
mal es un desatre". "Si nosotros
pudieramos mejorar todo lo que
es normal entonces habria una
garantia de salaries justos y me-
jores condiciones humans para
todos los trabajadores de la agri-
cultura en el Suroeste de Florida."
Nosotros podemos eliminar el ex-
tremo y alli hay varies detalles."
Los lideres de la industrial de
la comida quienes han acordado
poner su parte para promover la
responsabilidad social en la agri-
cultura de Florida, ni los encarga-
dos de la producci6n del tomate
que tienen su reuni6n annual en
Naples no han hecho grandes
alcances en las negociacione. Se
necita trabajar primero que nada
con Yum Brands, McDonald's.
Burguer King junto con los otros
compradores mayoritarios de to-
mate quieren ponerle fin a la ex-
plotaci6n de los trabajadores en
las huertas de Florida.
El Senador Bernie Sanders
quien es miembro del Comit6
de Labor dijo la siguiente de-
claraci6n: "Yo pienso que muchos
Americanos no van a career que
gente en nuestro pais se declare
culpable de cargos de esclavitud
en el 2008, pero eso es lo que esta
pasando en los campos agricolas
de Florida y por supuesto que
este no es el primer caso, esta
es el sexto que sumado con los
otros exitosamente han liberado
acerca de 1.000 trabajadores."
"Mientras que la esclavitud es
el caso extreme en las huertas de
tomatoes, la verdad es que el por-
centaje de trabajadores allf es ex-
Ipotado. Ellos reciben un salario
muy pobre no tienen beneficios
ni protecci6n laboral."
"Yo aplaudo al Abogado Doug
Mallory y a su equipo, por de-
mandar exitosamente este caso,
tambien quiero felicitar a La
Coalisi6n de Trabajadores por su
esfuerzo de protejer a algunos de
los trabajdores mas explotados
en nuestro pais." "En terminos de
aumentar elsalario yo estoy muy
content de que Burguer King se
uniera a Yum Brands (Taco Bell,
Pizza Hut y otros de la industrial
de comida rapida) que junto con
McDonalds se pusieron de acuer-
do en pagar un centavo mas por
libra de tomate, mi esperanza es
que los otros compradores may-
oritarios tambi6n hagan la misma
"Como miembro de la Pensi6n
de Labor yo estoy tratando de in-
troducir la legislaci6n donde en el
future los duefios de las huertas
tomen mas responsabilidad."
Eastside mission trip
Eastside Baptist Church is hav-
ing a dinner to raise monies for
.mission work in Arizona. The
meal of pork steaks, green beans,
cole slaw, roll and tea will be
served from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 26
at the church social hall. A drive-
thru service will also be provided.
Delivery is available when five or
. more meals go to one location in
town. Tickets are $8 each. Call
Raymond Crawford at 675-1845
or Marilyn Barrios at 675-8097.
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 call 863-675-3277.
New Hope Baptist
New Hope Baptist Church,
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moore Ha-
ven, and Pastor Darrel Branham
invites everyone to join them
each week for Sunday School at
10 a.m., Morning worship at 11
a.m., Sunday evening service at
6 p.m., and also on Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m.
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Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, central
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Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
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5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M,
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
Private five acres off N 29 with.beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle.
2.5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
Montura 1.10 to. 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50 +/-
acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.
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RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
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3/1 MLK. TR. BLVD with Carport $600/M
1/1/ICAR MARINER CT. (Avail.Sept. 1) $600/M
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1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $625/M
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3/2 ON 3RD AVE. Duplex (Avail. Sept. 1) $750/M
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3/1/1 CAR S. EDGEWATER (grass mowed)
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Features include fenced back yard, screened
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Annual 4-H Awards Fun Day held
Call 1-877-353-2424 to place your
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By Sonja Crawford, 4-H/
The Hendry County 4-H Pro-
gram held its Annual 4-H Awards
Fun Day at the Dallas B. Townsend
Agricultural Center in LaBelle.
Members received award pins
in the different 4-H project areas
from cooking and arts and crafts
to steer, swine and dairy goats.
Moreover, Junior and Senior
4-H members received certifi-
cates and premium for placing
in the top two in the record book
competition in several project ar-
eas. Leaders and other adult vol-
unteers were recognized for their
many years of service and dedica-
tion to the 4-H program from one
year to thirty-one years of service,
Mr. Jim McVay was awarded
the Outstanding Leader Award af-
ter receiving letters of recommen-
dation from his 4-H club mem-
bers. Mr. McVay has provided
leadership to the Hendry County
4-H Club Program for three years
as leader of the Hendry County
4-H Shooting Sports Club.
4-H members who received
special recognition for their ac-
complishments in 4-H: Britney
Harrell received the Outstanding
Junior 4-H Award plaque with
Cassidy Willis achieving the Out-
standing Intermediate 4-H Award
plaque and Mavis Plamondon
was awarded the Outstanding
Senior 4-H Award plaque. These
awards were based on letters
received from 4-H leaders outlin-
ing their accomplishments in the
overall 4-H program.
Jessica Bechtel and Abby Pea-
cock were the recipients of the
Pro Steadman Scholarship in the
amount of $1000 each.
The Hendry County 4-H Office
would like to express their ap-
preciation to the parents, leaders,
and volunteers who attended the
Awards Fun Day in support of the
4-H program. Without all of you,
giving your time and talents, we
would not be able to reach the
lives of many youth in Hendry
N 875 Industrial Ct.
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Class of '79 reunion
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2,500 Sq. Ft. Home Thurs.,
Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m. Dooly
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and has 3 bedrooms & 2
baths, custom cabinets, & gar-
den tub. The farm will be sold
divided, in combinations of
tracts or as a whole if request-
ed. Inspection: Sept. 28, from
1 till 4 p.m., or by appoint-
ment. Farm equipment sells at
absolute auction. Pay 20%
down, 10% buyer's premium.
GAL # 2034. For Detailed In-
(800)479.-1763 John Dixon &
A FOR ANGELS
Is needing full time child
care help. Ask for Mary
PUPPY Male, Yellow Lab.
Vic. of Cook & Hwy. 29. Call
(863)675-1116 or Free to
BOSTON TERRIER Black &
White, 1'/2 yr. old Male. Lost
in vic. of Evans Rd., LaBelle.
ALASKAN HUSKY male, free
to good home
COCONUT TREE LOG 17ft by
10" for carving. You haul.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
& Remov'l t
Stump Grinding ii
Shaping & Topping
Licensed aro Insured
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l HEND1Y REGIONAL
"'Whfre It'sAlCCAout Qetting Better"
Full time HIM Supervisor
RHIA with two+ yrs sup exp or RHIT with three+ yrs sup
exp. Must demonstrate an excellent command of the
ICD-9-CM Classification system and DRG methodology.
Must have the ability to use computerized
medical record abstract and encoder, and
possess good technical skills.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE
Assistant Managers are responsible for
supporting the Manager with all aspects
of store operations, staff management
and sales. Minimum 2 years previous
retail management experience.
Position is full-time with benefits.
DONATE VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON
NOAH'S ARC SUPPORT NO
KILL SHELTERS, RESEARCH
TO ADVANCE VETERINARY
TREATMENTS FREE TOW-
ING, TAX DEDUCTIBLE,
KITTEN 6 mos. old, male, to
good home only.
KITTENS Free to GREAT
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.
MIX BREED PUPPIES small,
2 male & 2 female,
(863)697-9584 Iv. msg.
STARFRUIT Free starfruit,
you pick. LaBelle
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harvesting crew, operating a citrus
loader, and driving a 40 passenger
bus. Qualified candidates will
have at least three years of super-
visory experience, must be profi-
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candidates will be bilingual (Span-
This is a full time year round posi-
tion including an excellent benefits
package. Interested candidates
should contact Gary Shelton at
(772)260-1725 or the Human Re-
sources Dept. at (239)275-4060
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
The City of LaBelle is accept-
ing applications until filled
for a Full Time Maintenance
Supervisor. Applicant must
have a valid drivers license,
management exp., basic
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 Aor
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
Full Time with benefits
in LaBelle. Call
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
IF YOU NEED
Full Time & Part
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
439 Hwy 80 LaBelle, FL
Also do handyman jobs
SKIPPER'S TRACTOR Service
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784
AIR CONDITIONER Window
pe. 6,000 BTU. Fedders.
od air. $50 (863)824-0801
DEPRESSION GLASS excel-
lent condition; priced per
item neg. for entire collection
CAMPING STOVE TOP -
New,3 burner, for RV or pro-
pane stove top, asking $50
ICE MAKER Kitchen Aide,
Free Stand or under counter.
Like new! White. Pd $1300,
Asking $500 (863)697-1193
RANGE & REFRIGERATOR -
Whirlpool. Slightly used.
$500 for both, or best offer.
REFRIGERATOR, GE 18 cu.
ft., brand new, $350. Call
STOVE 40", 5 burner, gas,
with dbl. oven convection
oven, Kenmore, $500.
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
STOVE GE Brand new, elec-
tric, $300 or best offer. Call
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer.
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
WASHERS S DRYERS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
WHIRLPOOL REFRIG. In Cle-
wiston 25cu.ft. Cools but not
cold needs minor work 2yrs
old $225. (863)599-0809
Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes',it
(863)467-0771 leave msg"
SHED 8X8 BRAND NEW
TANNING BED Wolfe, older
model, needs new bulbs &
bottom plexiglass, $500 or.
best offer (863)467-2844
STORAGE CONTAINER New
8x15 storage container
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from. Quick
PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CRIB w/Matching Changing
Table. Light wood. $250
DORA'S MAGIC CASTLE with
all furniture, original box &
inst. like new, $30
GRACO PLAYPEN w/bassi-
net, changing table, dk blue,
brand new $75.
STROLLER, High Chair, Baby
Set, Youth Seat & Precious
Moments Set. $85 will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, 2000+ Ninetndo
games, $150 Call
(863) 517-2782 Tony
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like new!
Works w/ Pentium I & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
CARLS-SOFA AND Loveseat -
Tan Chenille set. Excel Cond.
Pd $2k Asking $1000.
Join ah the people who
say, "I sold It In the cas-
IWT Ml- IN
Ful Tie I'l
COMPUTER DESK glass top
& keyboard pull out shelf,
black & grey $70
DINING ROOM Beige, 4 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion. $200. (853)517-0244
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
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-
ton. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER & Dressing Table
w/mirros Wood dresser
and dressing table with
mirrors refinished with dark
walnut stain and new pulls.
Will sell separately $600.
JAMESON VITA PEDIC CLAS-
SIC TWIN MATT & BOX-
SPRING with headboard,
LANAI CHAIR & END TABLE -
$30 for both In good condi-
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
er, very good condition,
$350 or best offer.
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
'full sz., used in spare bed-
room, frame included, $100.
RECLINER Burgundy, good
condition, $35. Call
RECLINING SOFA like new,
$300. (863)763-5422 or
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
.ing $35 (863)214-3850
SOFA & LOVESEAT Comfort
Convertible Serta sleeper w/
full size. matt, .Must see !
SOFA, LS & CHAIR brown
w/flower print, good condi-
tion, $150 (863)763-3326
TABLE with 4 chairs & small
matching hutch, good con-
dition, $200. (863)763-5422
TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
WING CHAIR for living room -
Rich brown, small pattern.
Like new. $125/or best of,
COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG
MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or
best offer. (863)675-6657
4 S I
1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
COMPOUND BOW BASS
PRO COMPACT BOW WITH
SCOPE AND QUIVER $125.
PISTOL Browning, Nickel
Plated, 380 Auto. Sell for
$500 or trade for good used
golf cart. (863)357-3065
RUGER P90 45 ACR $400
LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter-green, 2 pc., $100.
PATIO SET 7pc, Martha
Stewart, 2 glass top tbls, 4
padded chrs & couch, good
cond $100 (863)467-1539
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 18, 2008
GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
" Handicap units available
SRental rates starting at $577
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments
* Rental Assistance Availableto qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
-$500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electric, $500. Call
22" Chrome Rims with 305
Komuo tires, 6 lug, only
5,000 miles, $1300
(863)288-7310 Ask for Terry
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
S tion Institute of Maintenance
Aluminum awnings(8)- serves
as storm shutters, 1 yr old,
Call for details $1200 or will
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
BARBECUE GRILL Large,Mo-
bile,Tandem axle Call even-
ings. Asking $4500.
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
FREE RAGS TO RICHES MAIL
GUIDE! Name, Address, Zip
and $3 S/H to Emmer:
1903D Bermuda Cir. Coco-
nut Creek, FL 33066. justeln-
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700. Call
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
CLARINET good condition,
needs 1 keypad. $150
FENDER PRINCETON guitar
amp with effects, like new,
$200. Call (863)763-1878
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. 100 watts,
Excellent condition w/cover.
neck like new, $60. Call
i I- Ii
35 GALLON Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 slots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
CHIHUAHUA M 1/ yrs old &
PIT BULL F, Blue & White
w/UKC papers/cropped ears.
Chihuahua 3 yr old female, Blk
& tan, 7 Ibs $100
(863) 675-2541days LaBelle
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25. Call Rob at
SUGAR GLIDERS 1 male & 1
female, cute, with cage & all
accessories, $150 neg.
BATHROOM SINK & Faucet,
used, has connecting pieces.
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
BOSE CINEMATE Digital Home
Theater Speaker System
NEW in box. $425.
KICKER CVR SPEAKERS (2) -
15", in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
-Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790
ZENITH color, 9", with VCR,
120/12v, great for camping,
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
GENERAL GENERATOR 15K
watt cont., 30hp on wheel,
50 amp cord, less than 30hr,
$1450 neg (772)597-5900
GENERATOR 16KW w/ Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
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
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
GENERATOR Pramac, 7500
hp, used only 8hrs, paid
$1300 sell for $800
2 VTECH kids laptops great
for learning paid $75 for
each....iv msg $80/will sep.
AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer.
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300 or best of-
MUST SELL 300 new DVD
movies $600. will divide
863-675-3032 after 1pm
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
HORSE 12yr old, Beautiful
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
HORSE FOR SALE.- $500
QUARTER HORSE MIX- 3 year
old, red, $600 or best offer.
Call 863-467-6122 or
BACKHOE ATTACHMENT -
Bush Hog 3.0, model 762H,
with outriggers, little use.
Husky Riding Lawn Mower-
2002, needs some work and
a battery, red, $150
Every Monday-12pm & every
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
LaBelle 1/1 eff apt with include
electric, water, & cable in-
cluded Fully furnished 1 per-
son $450 863-612-5037
CHARMING DOWNTOWN OF-
FICE, MASSAGE THERA-
PIST, HAIR OR BARBER
SHOP FOR LEASE Electric,
overhead doors, bathroom,
25x50 or 50x50. Off ofCow-
boy Way. (863) 675-3010
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
,RIVER VIEW 2 br, 2 ba, new
Sapl, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, furn.
Bank Speciall 3 bedrooms, 2
bathrooms, large lot! Make
offer! Gracious Living Realty.
ing.org (800)749-5263 Bank
says "Sell, Sell, Sell!"
FOR SALE BY OWNER PORT
LABELLE 3br, 1.5ba on
greenbelt. Privacy fence,
carport, shed, garden pond.
Nice neighborhood, conven-
ient to schools. $149k or
best offer. Please call any-
time 863-673-2558 or
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd., 509'
Frontage, w/all improvements
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
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How do you find a Job In
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4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol / English
SR 29 S. in LaBelle, 3/2 & 2/2,
unfurnished, 1 year lease.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by seg-
lug them In the classl-
I Pb ic Notice
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, 1ba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
arbor Real Estate
2br, 2 full ba, 1 car garage.
Very nice & clean. No pets.
LABELLE Lg 3 BR., 2 BA,
Screen porch, ceramic tile
floors, Community pool.
LEHIGH DUPLEX 3 br, 2 ba,
excellent condition, No pets.
$750/mo + 1st & 1/mo sec.
OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA Du-
plex, 1g. living rm., fully car-
peted, laundry/storage, city
water & septic, Ig. yard, non-
smkg. env., no pets, ref's &
1 yr. lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392
OLDER CRACKER HOUSE -
2BR/1BA, 231 College St,
LaBelle. $500 mo. + $200
sec. dep. Call 863-843-2495
471 Old CR 78
3 bdrms 2 bths
w/brand new kitchen
Extra large dock
& huge yard
On Caloosahatchee River
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last &1 mo sec.
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.
SNew Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo.incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
15 ACRE TRACTS
Great Location on
State Road 80.
possibility of some
Great Investment or
for present use.
Must See! Some
financing. For more
Owner Sacrifice Ocala/ Orlan-
do Area 10.29 Acres re-
duced to $169,785. Perfect
setting, hills, views, fenced,
abuts trail system, minutes
to The Villages. Owner/ Bro-
35+ Acres from $34,900 First
Come, First Served Saturday,
October 4, 2008 Southern
Colorado ranches Excellent
financing available Call for
your private property tour
East Tennessee affordable
lake lots and homes minutes
from the Great Smoky Moun-
tains on pristine Norris Lake.
Call Lakeside Realty
@(888)291-5253 or visit
Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't
& Bank Repos! Little $
Down! Call Now!
South Carolina low country
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
HENRY COUNTY 3br, 2ba,
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
LABELLE 3 br, a/c, shed.
$600/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or cats! Between
LABELLE Case Rd. on 21/
acres, small barn in back,
bring your horses, $725 mo.
+ sec. 239-209-0245
LABELLE dbl wide, 3/2, 1
acre yard (863)673-0369
LaBelle, 2 BR, oak trees, front
& back decks, $200 dep.,
LaBelle, 2 BR, 2 Large screen
patio's (Front & Back) chain
link fence w/gate. New ce-
ment driveway. Oak trees.
A/C. New carpet. $150 wk.
MOBILES 2/1, $105 wk., 2/2,
$120 wk. + $300 sec. On
2.5 acres. 4 mis SE of La-
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-
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Land/Home pkg 28x80, 4 bed
2 ba on corner lot near town
$74,900. Lowest price on
this size home in several yrs.
Easy financing available
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
863-673-4325 Total price
$98,500 no credit needed
New 3bed/2bath doublewide
on half acre. $79,900 ready
to move in. Very easy financ-
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 or 673-4325
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT & TRLR 13', 150
Lycoming, Polymer on bot-
tom, runs great, sips gas,
$4200 neg (863)532-0902
ALUM BASS BOAT 17ft,
40HP Suzuki OB, $1500 or
best offer (863)634-2684
BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp Merc, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1800 (561)573-3499
FIBERGLASS ROW BOAT -
9%'/, 6hp Evinrude mtr., &
trailer, $800. (772)463-5760
GHEENOE 152 Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
PONTOON BOAT 20', in wa-
ter, no trailer, $300 or best
offer. Call 863-610-0734
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. (863)610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT '-
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $1200 or best offer
TRITON, '99 21', w/dual
wheel trailer, 225hp EFI mtr.,
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 Ib thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
RESIDENCY 35 FOOT 1996 -
Housed in garage, non-
smoker, clean and excellent
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appis,
all hookups, walk in shower,
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings &
running lights. Single track w
/ramp. $295 (863)805-2869
YAMAHA V STAR, '98 -
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 -
11,000 mis. $2100
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
TIRES & RIMS Mudvilla, 27",
for 4 wheeler, like new or
trade for '91 Ford lift, $600.
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
200cc, low miles, excellent
IN i No ice
Factory Direct, Immediate Deliveryl
Park Model, 2 or 3 bedrooms
with Florida rooms, carports,
sheds or demolition.
Insurance Claims or Financing
FEMA / SBA or Other
Prestige Home Center
Ask for GM
I Public Notice
PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
All meetings are held at the office of the District located at 3293 Dellwood Terrace,
Port LaBelle, FL For information call 863-675-5770.
Regular Meetino Schedule
October 1, 2008 September 30, 2009
The November meeting will be held on November 20th at 6:00 RM.
Meetings to be held the 4th Thursday of each month for the following months:
January 22nd at 6:00 rM.
March 26th at 6:00 PM.
May 28th at 6:00 PM.
July 23rd at 6:00 PM.
The Budget process requires three advertised meetings which would be held in June
and September for a total of eight meetings per year.
Suzanne J. Gee
291637 CB/CGS 9/18/08
1979 RV Nice condition
w/appliances! You move!
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
93' Camero- looks good,
black, automatic, needs a
head gasket, $1500
ACURA LEGEND GS '91 au-
to, sunroof, $1500
ARTIC CAT -'05, 650 V-twin,
new top end, $4000 firm. To
see visit 444 NE 64th Ave.
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
Dodge Ram 350- 91', Diesel,
4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD EXPLORER 2000.- 4X4
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000.
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FORD TOPAZ 1994 White 4
door, a/c, under 60,000 mi
$900/or best offer.
INFINITI Q45 1996 Silver in-
finiti, no title you could apply
for lost title, very clean inter-
or,leather 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.
Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs.great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PL $4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer
RED SATURN SC1 '98 great
running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, cold
AC, over 38 mpg, asking
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1550 "as is" or
best offer (863)697-9005 or
WE BUY DAMAGED CARS.
Highest prices paid, 1998 to
2009 models, Immediate
payment, free towing. Dama-
WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963 -
4X4, Odg. 6 cyl. Tornado en-
gine. $4500 please call
CHEVY K20 1975 SWB fits
8in superlilt 40 in super
swampers dual exaust da-
na60 1ton running gear
ebelbrock carb & intake
$4000/or best offer.
FORD BRONCO XLT, 1985 -
351 motor, classic, $4,000
or best offer. Call
FORD EXPEDITION, 1997 -
4WD, leather interior, good
condition, $3,500. Call
SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, 3/4
ton. $500 (561)307-7926 In
FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classifieds.
PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good
paint/tires needs some en-
gine work. $500/or best of-
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD -
Notice is hereby given that the Hend-
ry County Construction Licensing
Board will hold a meeting Thursday,
September'25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at
the Hendry County Courthouse, Com-
mission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poochee Avenue, LaBelle, Forida.
The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting site is accessible by the
Please Note: The time of all CLB
meetings is now 6:00 p.m.
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
isto be based.
Hendry County Construction Licensing
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CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL
LOOP, LABELLE, FL. 33935 ON THE
FOLLOWING DATES DUE TO NON-
PAYMENT FOR TOWING AND STOR-
AGE CHARGES. PURSUANT TO SUB
SECTION 713.78 OF THE FLA. STAT-
UE. CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT Of
REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 @ 8:OOAM
291590 CB 9/18/08
CAMPER TOP for 2000 -
2005 Dodge 1500. Red.
Really good shape. $200 or
best offer. (863)634-1423
CAMPER TOPPER Fiber-
glass, For full size long bed
pickup. Snug Top. 3 Win-
dows. $500 (863)697-2032
DODGE DUALLY, 1995 Cum-
mings diesel, you can hear
run, $1500. Call
GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor
needs cam shaft, good tran
& rear, $1200. Call
H.I.D HEADLIGHTS H4-9003 -
HI-LOW 8K $300/neg.
RIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther
Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires.
Mounted & balanced. Mint
cond. $1500 863-532-1886
RIMS rims with used tires for
95 Toyota. $150/or best of-
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
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
USED Truck Tires (4) BF
285/70/17, 8 ply, 50 percent
tread. $100. (561)261-6421
DODGE RAM, 1986 -1 ton du-
ally, flat bed, goose neck,
a/c works, 116K orig. miles,
$2,500 firm. 863-697-2032
DODGE RAM PICKUP '98 -
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 RANGER XLT 2005 -
27000 miles, auto: V-6, 22
mpg, a/c, CD,
$ 1 3 5 0 0 / fi r m .
( 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 6 9 0 3
TOYOTA, 1989 4WD, great
shape, $4,500. Call
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6
FORD EXPLORER, 1995 -
Good working condition,
$1,500/best offer. Call
561-692-2170 or 983-7673
FORD EXPLORER Sport, 1993
Runs good, a/c, 5 spd., V6,
$1,200. Call 863-675-1855
2006 16 foot aluminum Feath-
erlite enclosed trailer -
Stored in shelter, excellent
DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide, 1 Oft long, $1500
EMERSON TRAILER open,
7x12, with mesh ramp, $650
or best offer (772)597-5900
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.
FORD CLUBWAGON '95 win-
dow van, 6 cyl, cold air,
GMC SAVANNAH '98 very
good mileage, good condi-
tion, 1 owner, $5000
Widening and Resurfacing CR 833 FROM CR 846 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., LaBelle, Florida 33935, or mail to the Hendry County Clerk of
Court, Attn. Barbara Butler, Post Office Box 1760, LaBelle, Floda, 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 Oooley 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, Flonda. A
copy of the specifications and bid documents must be obtained from the Hendry
County Engineer's Office located at 99-A East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida, 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.
he County reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids; to reject any or all
bids wit or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that in is judgment will be in
the best interest of the County.
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
Janet 8. Taylor, Chair
289254 CB/CN 9/4/08
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 18, 2008 11
Varsity Cowboys coming together as a team
By Patty Brant
SThe Cowboys had a tough
,time of it, Friday, Sept. 12, as the
'Clewiston Tigers roughed them
up, 23-6, at Cane Field in Clewis-
Bright spots for LaBelle includ-
led sophomore Marcus Simmons
whose pass to Dorian Dees pro-
vided the Cowboys' only touch-
,down a 48-yard run in the third
'Both LaBelle and Clewiston
are playing under new head
coaches this year: Hal Bennett for
}he Cowboys and Joe Roth for the
Coach Bennett said he felt his
Cowboys are continuing to im-
prove. Defensively he said they
tackled better and "there were
a lot more hats running to the
ball." The defensive backfield
did a much better job against
Clewiston. Coach had words of
praise for David Miller, who was
switched that week from safety
to corner and picked up the play
Offensively, young quarterback
Marcus Simmons had a good
game, throwing for 143 yards.
Coach Bennett said Marcus read
the defense better and made bet-
ter decisions about running and
The team is working on de-
fense this week and will be trying
to make up for a few injuries with
shifts of personnel to shore up the
backfield and line. The Cowboys
also lost guard Jake Green to a
back injury and safety Robert Fa-
cundo is out with a foot injury.
"We've got some young guys
who will need to step up," Coach
He said Josh Allen is proving
to be a team player after being
moved from linebacker to the
defensive line. Bottom line, the
defense needs to stop the run,
Coach added, "Offensively. we
need to run the ball better... to
open holes and be more consis-
He is looking for continued
improvement this Friday against
Bishop Verot, telling his team that
with improvement, success will
come. They will build it, brick by
brick with patience and persever-
"The kids are doing it. I'm re-
ally pleased with their focus. We
had a great practice Monday,"
Coach Bennett said. Be at the
Cowboy field Friday, Sept. 19, to
watch LaBelle take on Bishop
Verot. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
A Cowboy tries some fancy foot work to get around a Tiger.
Junior Varsity holds off Clewiston Tigers
LaBelle High School's Junior
.Varsity Cowboys held firm against
the Clewiston Tigers Sept. 11. It
was 7-0, Cowboys, going into the
second quarter when the Tigers
hit pay dirt with a touchdown
,of their own. The Cowboys pre-
,vented them from racking up any
extra points, though. It would be
the visitors' only score that night
:although they threatened several
times and the score would re-
The Cowboys held firm, deny-
ing them any more points with a
third quarter interception near the
visitors' goal. A Cowboy fumble
almost cost the home team, but
the Cowboys saved the day. A last
'ditch field goal attempt by the Ti-
gers was thwarted.
Clean out your garage and
help the LaBelle High School
,Athletic Department in the pro-
:cess! The members of the Ath-
letic Department are planning a
yard sale/rummage sale on Sat-
urday, September 27, from 8 am
*to noon. Donations of good clean
.used items would be greatly ap-
We would happily accept
large and small items that you no
longer need, but can be used by
,someone else. We ask that you
bring these items to the LaBelle
High School student parking lot
between 3-5 p.m. during the
week of September 22-26. We do
*not have much room for storage,
,nor do we want to interrupt the
'educational process, so we can
only accept donations during that
time period. Arrangements can be
made to pick up larger items and
items you cannot drop off. Please
,contact Mel Greenleaf at LaBelle
4High School to schedule a pick up
time. Pick up arrangements must
'be made no later than September
All proceeds will be used to
'meet the needs of students par-
ticipating in the athletic events at
'LaBelle High School. The com-
.munity is encouraged to come to
the yard sale and support the Ath-
letic Department. The scheduled
site is between the U-save parking
,lot and Highway 80/Hickpoochee
tAve., across from the courthouse.
LaBelle High School is cur-
rently requesting permission of
,the LaBelle City Commissioners
,and U-Save Supermarkets to al-
'low LaBelle High School to use
The 2008 LaBelle High School Junior Varisty Cowboys.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Broncos all the way!
LaBelle Middle School Broncos manhandled the Evangel Christian Bulldogs at the Cow-
boy field 21-0 Sept. 11 for their season opener. A group of Broncos watch as the play stops
momentarily. The Broncos meet Moore Haven Terriers at LHS field on Sept. 18.
The LaBelle Middle School Volleyball B team lost to the WGES Panthers Sept. 9, 25-26 and
25-18, but the A Team came back later to best WGES in two sets. The Broncos also beat Fort
Myers Christian 25-5 and 25-15. In last weekend's tournament, the Broncos lost to Evangeli-
cal Christian but beat West Glades and Sarasota Christian.
omilce space for Lease on South
Main Street in LaBelle. Excellent
location. Aprox. 3700 sq. ft. May be
.. _= leased as one office or split as two
offices of aprox. 1800 sq. ft. The
North side consists of 5 offices, 2
"72M i bathrooms, I library, 1 kitchen. The
12 south side consists of 1 lobby,3
offices, I conference room, 1 library,
.-.".-':-'~ .a.' -'.:7 and 2 bathrooms. Separate electric
services. Great Bargain Price!
$12.50 sq. ft. + $3.00 CAM.
No smokers or pets please
3/2 2 E. Sunflower $750/mo
2/2 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
3/2- 1 S. Edgewater $700/mo
2/2 1 with Den E. Palomar $650/mo
2/ 0 Fort Denaud Road $600/mo
The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On October 9, 2008 At 7:00p.m.
In The Glades County School Board
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
To Consider Proposed
Changes To The Dress Code
Copies of the Proposed Changes
Are Available By Contacting:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
Glades County School District
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
October 8th Hendry Regional Hospital
October 9th Hendry Convenient Care Center
October 15th Glades Co. Public Library
To register/more information:
Hendry County: Call Valarie James orJeni Dyess at 863-674-4041
Glades County: Call Angelica Pena at 863-946-0707
Quit Smoking & Quit Chew/Spit Tobacco Today
A FREE Community Health Promotion Program
Friends and Neighbors,
It has been my pleasure to serve you, as a Law Enforcement Officer, over the past decade in Hendry County. That is why I am.committed to
providing you with a better quality Law Enforcement Agency.Your Sheriffs Office should be highly trained, effective, knowledgeable and
courteous. Friends, I ask you, "Are we there yet?" and the answer is "No". That is why I want to be your next Sheriff. My plans for the Hendry
County Sheriffs Office and the citizens of Hendry County will be mapped out over the next few weeks for you to see. These plans will
address current issues relating to the job, the agency and the people most affected by these areas and that is you, the citizen. I will not only
point out the problem, I will then lay out my plan on how to solve these problems. Most notably, we need more Deputies on the streets,
answering calls, patrolling your neighborhoods and working with you to suppress crime. As I have stated before, the current Administration
is full of highly paid positions that have little or no effect on the department. There are people in positions with no real obligation to you or
their specific duty has little benefit to the community. By simply re-allocating the monies designated for these "non-essential" positions
and using those funds to provide additional Deputies to every part of the county it will immediately impact our community. When
managing a budget, your spending must be prioritized. As Sheriff, I will place the citizens of Hendry County as the top pri-
ority. Another problem that I have seen first hand is the lack of cooperation with Federal, State and local Agencies.
Together I plan to work hand in hand with other Law Enforcement Agencies to better serve you the citizens of Hendry
County. I will work hard to re-establish working relationships with these Agencies and Organizations. By doing this it
will provide the Sheriffs Office with areas of intelligence, specified training, access to various resources and use of
critical emergency equipment in times of need. I will work to strengthen these relationships so that we can become
i more effective in the times when you need it most. Friends, I ask you to simply look around... 'Are we there yet?"
Cell Phone (863) 673-3118 Address: 2100 Scott Rd
Office (863) 675-1985 LaBelle, FL 33935
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New process replaces plasma Sport Shorts
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Now, donors have another
choice to help others with their
gift of blood.
An Alyx machine is used in-a
process called pheresis, which
first draws blood from the donor,
then gleans certain parts from it,
separating the red blood cells and
platelets to be used for needy pa-
tients. For instance, the platelets
can go directly to a cancer patient
while the red blood cell can be
used for another patient. After
Thursday, Sept. 11, the seventh
anniversary of the largest terrorist
attack this country has ever seen,
just 38 donors signed up to donate
blood at the LaBelle Community
Blood Drive. Seven years ago, a
second drive had to be scheduled
to accommodate all those who'
wanted to donate.
All donations have the poten-
tial of saving three lives as they
are divided into red blood cells,
platelets and plasma
separating the components, the
machine returns the plasma to the
donor. Bill Davis, former Ameri-
can Legion Commander and the
Blood Drive Director, gave blood
Sept. 11 using this new process.
Florida's Blood Centers has a
community blood drive in LaBelle
every other month at American
Legion Post 130 on the second
Thursday of the month. The next
drive will be November 13.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Phlebotomist Missy Hendricks connects the Alyx machine to donor Bill Davis as colleague
Robin Clark looks on.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Longtime volunteer Ida Mae Wragg was happy to donate again at the Sept. 11 blood drive.
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 soccer
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
David Kelley, Athletic Director,
(863) 674-4574, kelleyd@hendry.
Hal Bennett, Head Football
Russell Bell, Football Coach,
(863) 674-4120, bellr@hendry.
Vivian Bennett, Head Cheer-
leading Coach, (863) 674-4120,
Lori Perkins, Volleyball Coach,
Volleyball practice is ongoing.
Jef Frost, Cross Country Coach,
(863) 674-4120, frostj@hendry.
kl2.fl.us. Cross County practice
starts on Aug. 18.
Bobbie Spratt, Golf Coach,
(863) 674-4120, sprattb@kendry.
kl2.fl.us. Golf practice starts on
Aug. 19 or 20.
Join cheer, dance group
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 Marine Bait 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 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.
Info: Ben Brown (239) 369,
Fax: (863) 675-0852
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for District 3 Hendry County Commissioner
S My' name is Tris Chapman and I'm running to be your County
Commissioner. Hendry County is where mn wife and two children
We live in such a wonderful community and I'm running for the
* County Commission because we need to get our count/ back on
As our community changes and U.S. Sugar leaves the area, we
need to refocus our efforts on bringing new, high paying jobs to
Hendry County and lowering the tax
burden for all.
With your help, and your vote, I'll
work d~y in and day out to make
sure our community offers more jobs,
more opportunity, and less taxes.
I'd be humbled by your vote on
November 4th and I look forward to the
S cho.nce to serve yjou.
Paia Polucal AderemniL Pid for ad aproed n Capmai, i
P^ B P- -_, Repubb or Hcndr) Counn, Com,1ssioneL Di__
Kristina Kulpa, Hendry County Property Appraiser, Barbara Butler, Hendry County Clerk
of Courts and Peggy Hampton, Hendry County Tax Collector sample a gumball as Cecil
Akin, Sean Scheffler, President of the Clewiston Lions Club and Daniel Akin, President of
Akin-Davis Funeral home, look on. The three gumball machines were brought and donated
to the Clewiston Lions Club by Akin-Davis Funeral Home to help with the club's sight and
hearing programs. The three machines were placed in the Administrative wing of the court
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