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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
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Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: September 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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Delivering Western Hendry County's News


Since 1922


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At a Glance
Angel Food
Healing Waters would like
residents to know that it will
not be participating in the An-
gel Food program after all.
Due to circumstances beyond
Healing Waters' control, the
program has rescinded its ap-
proval as a distribution site.

SCF: Don't wait to
get your booth
The Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival Committee is now taking
applications for the 2009 Festi-
val. Local artisans get priority.
Applications and regulations
are available on the Web at
swampcabbagefestival.org
Please DO NOT WAIT if you
want to participate in the festi-
val, First come first choice for
local's. We hope to have more
handy craft, homecrafted,
homecooked, etc. items this
year.
If you would like more in-
formation please call 863-675-
2992 or 863-675-0215.
Chamber banquet Oct. 20
The Greater La Belle Cham-'
ber of Commerce will be host-
ing it's annual Banquet on Oc-
tober 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the La
Belle Civic Center. Tickets will
be $20.00 per person and are
available at the Chamber Office
or from any Chamber Direc-
tor. This is the time we honor
the" CITIZEN OF THE YEAR"
and install the new Chamber
Board for their term. We hope
you will come and join us for a
wonderful time.
For more information please
call 863-675-0125.

EDC plans annual
meeting,
The Hendry County Eco-
S nomic Development Council's
next annual meeting will' be
held October 8 at 3:30 p.m. at
Forrey Grill in LaBelle. Please
RSVP to Estela at 863-675-6007
by Oct. 3

Port LaBelle recycle
Curbside recycling pickup in
Port LaBelle is every Thursday
and Friday depending on your
address. Remember, to have
your recycling bins curbside by
6 a.m. One container is for pa-
per products (newspaper, junk
mail, magazines, telephone
books, clean food boxes and
cardboard no Styrofoam or
.envelopes with plastic win-
dows),
The other bin is for other
recyclables including glass,
plastic and metal products.
Glass, plastic and cans such as
jelly jars; milk jugs, food and
soda cans are acceptable. If
your plastic containers display
the "running arrow" signs,
they can be placed in the bins.
Please rinse the containers. No,
bulk glass and plastic grocery
bags, please.
If you have any questions,
please contact the Special Dis-
tricts Recycling office at 863-
675-5252.

Woman's Club
LaBelle Community Wom-
an's Club invites anyone inter-
ested in becoming a member
to attend the next meeting this
Tuesday, Oct. 14. Social hour
is at 6 and the meeting starts
promptly at 7. For more infor-
mation you canr call Terrie at
67320428.

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

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Millage


backed up

By Patty Brant tentative rate. The budget can
Caloosa Belle be amended later.
Hendry County Commis- The commissioners faced a
sioners reluctantly voted to barrage of pleas and questions
keep the 2008-09 millage rate from angry residents at the
at 6.5 at their regular meeting County Complex in LaBelle.
Tuesday evening. Many residents commented


'uomittea pnoto
DAV Chapter 144 volunteers give freely of their time to take fellow veterans to appoint-
ments at VA clinics throughout the area. Pictured seated from left: Bruce Boyle, Joe
Oliver and John Schall. Standing, from left: Bob Schall, Steve Williams, Millard Wa-
gnon, Don Loundes, Ken Dale and Greg Sorenson.


They also passed the bud-
get, which is still based on the


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
At a special public hearing
Friday, Sept. 19, the city com-
missioners once again held the
millage rate to 3.00 mills for
next year. Thev also passed the
2008-09 budget. Both resolu-
tions passed unanimously.

Water plant
LaBelle's water is as good


Submitted phhoto
DAV Chapter 144 received a new van recently to help get area veterans to their VA ap-
pointments.


Van provides medical transport


The Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter 144 showed off
their new 2008 Ford Taurus van
at the DVA Community Market
on Labor Day weekend. The
new van is one of three the
DAV uses to operate the Hen-
dry County Veterans Transport.
program. The new .van was
donated by Bay Pines VA Medi-
cal Center in St. Petersburg as a
replacement for the aging Ford
Windstar they were using for
trips to Ft. Myers and Okeecho-
bee.
DAV commander Steve Wil-
liams flew to the DAV national
Headquarters in Cincinnati,
Ohio, and drove the van to Bay
Pines VA Medical center. Last
April DAV 144 purchased a
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
from LaBelle Dodge. The van
was funded by DAV 144, private
donations and a $10,i0)0 grant
from Hendry County. .Vest
Palm VA medical 'Center, re-
placed their Ford Windstar with


a much needed 12-passenger
full size van. Commander Wil-
liams stated they now have a
reliable fleet of late model vans
to get our veterans to their ap-
pointments. -
DAV Chapter 144 took over
the program in: November,
2005. There were about 15 vet-
erans: using the service, most
going to the West Palm Beach.
Commander Williams, who
is the director of the,program,
stated that they now have 90
veterans taking advantage of
this service. The price of gaso-
line has increased the number
of riders but veterans becom-
ing informed of the program
by medical centers and other
veterans has been the greatest
factor.
Hendry County's location
created an unusual situation
for a transport program. Vet-
erans living in Clewiston elect,
the VA Medical Center in West
Palm as their primary hospital.


Veterans from LaBelle choose
Bay Pines Medical Center in
St. Petersburg. Any veteran in
Hendry or Glades County can
use either medical center or
go to Miami. The program also
provides service to the VA clin-
ics in Okeechobee and Ft. My-
ers. Transportation is also pro-
vided to private medical centers
When directed by the VA. The
program needs three vans and
five drivers to keep up with the
demand. Last month, the driv-
ers logged 325 hours transport-
ing veterans.,
'DAV Chapter 144 members
and drivers are very proud to
operate this program, stated
Commander Williiams. .
"\When i\e get a thank you
or see tears of gratitude we are
reminded that the main pur-
pose of the Disabted'American
Veterans is Veterans: in service
to veterans. We know that

See DAV-Page 2


Barbara Butler has been
Hendry County's Clerk of
Courts for eight years ard said
she's anxious to continue that.
service. She has 30 years ex-
perience in a law office and 23
years at a title company, She
said she first ran for the office
because she admired the Clerk
and 'always wanted to fill that
position. However, she would
not run against an incumbent,
so she saw her opportunity
\'hen former Clerk Christine
Pratt retired.
Barbara is a Democrat anid
is seeking reelection on the No-
vember ballot. Shehas lied in
Hendry County most of her life
and said she has put herself to-
tally into filling her office.
The Clerk of Courts is a.
much more complicated office
than people: realize, she said.


as can be produced at the cur-
rent after r plant and meets all
Department of Enironmental
Protection standards, Grant
Mlisterly of Appli'ed Technology
Management (ATlM told citN
commissioners at their Sept 11
Meeting.
That's good, information,
especially in light of the chal-
lenges to construction of the
See City Page 2


The office handles all the coun-
ty's records, felony and misde-
meanor records, finance, tax
deeds, pub-.
lic records,
microfilm
and evens IT
(computer
technology)..
.Besides
with the
day-to-day Barbara
workload, Butler
Barbara said
she has implemented enor-
mous changes during her two
terms inr particular the com-
puterization of all records. She
took the office from the days
of hand-entering all the infor-
mation to the computer age.
See Butler Page 2


Rodeo: Great fun, great charity


Hold on to your cowboy.
hats! It's time 'for the Ronald
McDonald House Charities
of Southwest Florida Rodeo
again. 'Last year the rodeo
raised over $30,000 to help pro-
vide a home-away-from-home
for families with seriously ill
children receiving medical
treatment. This year organizers
are hoping to do that again. In
these economic times, it may
be a little harder to give, the
need remains the same.
So, come to the LaBelle Ro-
deo Grounds Saturday, Oct. 4,
for a repeat of last year's great
time. There will be something
for everyone, from junior to
grandma.


For the kids bouncehouses,
carnival games and at 6 p,m. a
special show by none other
than Ronald McDonald him-
self! If you just can't stay'away
from your tunes no problem
- tap your toes to Bluegrass by
the Skeeterland Band and chill
out to Vonzell "Baby V" Solo-
mon as they provide live music
everyone will enjoy.
Vendor booths, professional
rodeo clowning by Booger-
Head the. Clown and fireworks
round out a full afternoon and
evening of great events for the
whole family. Of course, we
haven't even gotten to the ro-
.deo yet! Barrel Racing itaris
off the rodeo events from 3-5


p.m., followed by three kids
events sponsored by the'Hen-
dry County Rodeo Association.
How cute can it.get? Watch the
kids in three different -events:
Steer Undecorating, Buddy Pick
Up and Relay Race.
Gates open at 3 p.m. Ad-
varie tickets are $10 at any area
McDonalds LaBelle, Clewis-
ton, Riverdale, Lehigh or Belle
Glade. You can also get them
for $15 at the gate. Kids five
and under are free. The LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds are located on
SR 29S.
A little out of your pocket
can make a big difference to a
family in need and you'll have a
,great time to remember.


Submitted photos/Keith Lovejoy
Wagner Luciano/Brazil 2008 SSBR Summer Series
Champion Bull Rider wowed the crowd at last year's Ron-
aid McDonald House charity event. Be on hand for the
thrills again Oct. 4.


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Water plant




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Butler seeking



reelection







2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008


Millage
Continued From Page 1

loudly that.they face dire conse-
quences if the county does not
grant them some tax relief.
Comments like the county
is "taxing us back to the stone
age," "the town is drying up"
and "you're taxing us out of busi-
ness" were across the board that
evening.
Property Appraiser Kristina
Kulpa submitted a letter to the
board indicating ways she has
reduced her budget and urging
the commission to adopt the
6.5 millage rate. Ms. Kulpa also


warned that there will be an even
bigger decrease in property valu-
ation next year.
In response, Commissioner
Darrell Harris took her to task for
not attending the meeting several
years ago when the county and
residents were first struggling
with.severe taxing issues.
Over the past few years, the
county has steadily decreased its
millage rate.
In 2004 it was 9 mills; in 2005
it was 8.7 mills; in 2006 it went
to 6.5 mills where it remained in
2007 and will again for 2008.
The county will revisit the
budget once again now to try
to make the 6.5 mills work. The
county does have just under $8


million in a disaster fund that
could provide some "last resort"
funding if necessary.
Commissioner-elect Karson
Turner spoke to the board and
urged them to put their heads
together, "pull the reins back and
make 6.5 work."
The board had asked each de-
partment to decrease its budget
byten percent.
Commissioner Kevin Mc-
Carthy noted that, for the most
part, the board can only ask the
Constitutional officers to cut their
budgets.
Each one can appeal to Tal-
lahassee.if they are not satisfied
with the county's budget deci-
sion as it affects them.


DAV not afford the gas to get there, complete the round trip.
- V Larry Benson of Moore Haven DAV Chapter 144 is glad to
Continued From Page 1 expressed his thanks for the ser- be there fof them and other
vice and helpfulness of the driv- veterans. "We can clearly see
many of the people we transport ers as he made numerous trips to the need for this program," said
would not make their appoint- West Palm for his throat surgery. Commander Williams. To make
ments without this service." Lester Tate of Clewiston is also arrangements for transportation,
John Gery of LaBelle recently very grateful because he is un- call DAV Chapter 144 at 863-612-
stated that he would have to skip able to drive. He stated other ser- 0300. Calling hours are 7 a.m. to
appointments because he could vices could take 12 to 18 hours to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.


City
Continued From Page 1

proposed new water treatment
plant.
The current plant is some 30
years old, has deteriorating infra-
structure and was not designed
for current DEP standards. Still,
the city has been making it
work, although it has struggled
with trihalomethane (THM) and
color problems: Over the past
few years DEP has raised stan-
dards for allowable amounts of
THMs, which are cancer-causing
agents, in potable water. Overall,
city water is meeting these new
standards although amounts oc-
casionally exceed the limits.
The one million gallon per day
plant is running at 75 percent ca-
pacity, which triggers a state re-
quirement to begin planning for
a new plant, even though it is still
operating below its capacity.
The city originally considered
building a four million gallon per
day (gpd) plant a few years ago
when the economy was boom-
ing and growth was on the hori-
zon. With the current economic
outlook, that is no longer feasible
4- because the growth is on hold
indefinitely. So the city began to
think about scaling down its pro-
posed plant to 2.5 million gpd.
However, RUS was the original
funding source, and that orga-
nization is no longer able to ac-
commodate LaBelle's funding
needs.
So, now the city is 'rethink-
ing its waterplant plan. The idea
is to downsize plans yet again,
down to one million gpd, then
add additional phases as growth
requires.
Commissioner Dave Lyons
asked if all the "big ticket" items
would be in the first phase of
building the plant. Superinten-
dent of Public Works Mike Boyle
said yes. The plant would be suf-


ficient for initial use, and "skids"
to boost the output could be
added as necessary. Mayor Paul
Puletti said he is adamant that,
whatever the final outcome of
the water plan, all city residents
receive the same quality water.
The mayor said the city is
discussing funding options with
RUS and South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD).
He said he is hoping SFWMD will
be forthcoming with additional
assistance since its deal with
USSC will hit the eastern side of
Sthe county hard.
Other state and federal fund-
ing sources are drying up, but it
is hoped that SFWMD could fund
as much as 50 percent of the new
plant. Mayor Pulettisaid he would
not burden current city residents
with the cost for growth. Growth
should pay for itself, he said. At
this time, it is not economically
feasible to just go ahead and
build the new plant.
Once the new reverse osmosis
plant is built and functional, the
water it produces will probably
be blended with the water from
the old waterplant for a while.
The change in plans will affect
Bonita Bay's big development on
the south side of town, but it is
being considered a "conservative,
step forward."
In the meantime, the city
needs to come up with realistic
numbers on how to provide wa-
ter for the Bonita Bay project or
DCA will appeal a development
order approved by the city last
July.
City Attorney Jimmy Luckey
told the board it needs to rescind
that order from July since the
facts and figures used to justify
the new water plant are not valid
any mpre.
SCommissioner Dave Lyons
moved to rescind the develop-
ment order and it was unani-
mously passed. The .city will
now modify its plan then do an-
other development order for DCA


when it is feasible.
No major development proj-
ects are going forward, at this
time. The Goodwill apartment
complexon SR 80W is continu-
ing as is a smaller development
at Jaycee Lions Blvd.
Commissioner Hilda Zim-
merly asked about the $2 million
in funding the city already has
for the' project. The mayor said
about $1.5 million is still avail-
able and is being used for valid
water plant project expenses as
they come up.

In other business:
Shellie Johnson told the board
that the city's downtown plan is
done. Fifty copies have been
printed and staff is working to
put it all on the city's Web site.
She said the city's new post cards
are also in.
The plan for the proposed
176-acre nature park on the north
side of the river has been sent to
SFWMD. Nowthe city must wail
for. the reply. The mayor said
money has been placed in next
year's budget for the project.
Thus far, the city has not been
able to get any grant monies for
the project.
The commissioners opted to
place a speed bump on N. Mis-
souri and Park Ave. at the request
of a resident who complained
about speeding around that cor-
ner. He also told the board about
gang activity and even prostitu-
tion going on late at night in
Barron Park. Nick Smith of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
promised additional patrols in
the area.
Fire Chief Malcolm Johnson re-
ported thAt there are 18 volunteer
firefighters on the department at
this time. He said the department.
stayed on call throughout Tropi-
cal Storm Fay to answer any calls.
He said LaBelle got about nine
inches of rain from Fay which
caused some flooding problems.


Ronald McDonald gets a ride at last year's charity rodeo event in LaBelle.


Butler
Continued From Page 1

All new records are now filed on
computer and staff is working to
microfilm all old records.
Everything that happens in
the local government requires
records to be completed and
stored by the Clerk's office. The
workload has increased substan-
tially. For instance, at this time
staff is handling four times the
foreclosure filings as they were
just a couple years ago. As the
economy worsens, criminal ac-
tivity increases and small claims
increase all that means the pa-
perwork has redoubled as well;
However, it doesn't stop there.
Changes continue. Currently staff
Sis scanning all court documents
to go online. You can already pay
traffic tickets on line. She is also
working with Building andZon-
ing to make building permits
available online. She expects that
service to be ready in'a couple
months.
Since Truancy Court began in'
2002, Barbara has volunteered
her services to handle all the cler-
ical work to support it making
all the files herself, issuing sum-
mons, filing, attending hearings,


Aib


issuing orders and getting bench
warrants to the judge, setting up
dockets all at no charge to the
school board.
Her office has recently provid-
ed the sheriff's office with access
to Comprehensive Case Informa-
tion System (CCIS) through As-
sociation of Clerks of Court Web
site. This allows local law en-
forcement to look up up-to-date
criminal information from across
the nation.
Barbara said her biggest chal-
lenge, though, is to make sure it
all runs smoothly. To that end,
staff 39 employees is cross
trained so all functions can con-
tinue even in the absence of a
staff member. Barbara herself
can-step in at any point in the
daily routine, but she said there
is actually little turnover of staff
in her office. She enjoys work-
ing with the public and what she
calls her "great staff."
Barbara said the biggest mis-
conception about the Clerk's Of-
fice is that it's all about finance.
Actually, her job is to watch over
the taxpayers' money, she said,
the budget must be approved by
the county commission. All the
money comes in to the Clerk's
office. It is the Clerk's job to
make sure its spent according to
the budget. In fact, the Clerk is


Submitted photo


personally responsible for every
dime in the county, she said, but
has no say as to where it's spent.
Barbara said her most im-
portant achievement has been
to computerize the office. She
said the Clerk's Office has a great
Web site and public records are
added on line daily. She said staff
makes sure their work is done
in a timely manner. In fact, she
said her annual audit was actu-
ally completed a month early this
year.
As a member of the Florida
Association of Court Clerks, Bar-
bara is acquainted with Clerks
from other small counties and
said Hendry County is actually
ahead of other small counties in
computerization.
Her staff is very supportive,
Barbara said, and earned a first
place in the government catego-
ry and overall with their Swamp
Cabbage Festival float this year
and their team was,in the Silver
Club for Relay for Life 2008.
The job has turned out to be
more than she expected. It's an
enormous job. People don't real-
ize what is entailed, she said,! and
the Clerk is personally respon-
sible for every move made in her
office. Still, she said she's got a
lot more to do. "I want to see the
office go forward."


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Hendry Regidoal
Medical Center wants to help protect you against breast cancer. From
October 1st through October 31st, the hospital will be performing DIGITAL
mammogram screenings at a reduced rate of $75.00. And, what's even more
exciting is that you might be one of those who qualify for a free screening
through grants provided by Lucy's Angels and Project Detect.


Many Florida hospitals are still using the older Analog mammography equip-
.ment, instead of the advanced DIGIAL systems. Hendry Regional Medical
Center, however, is providing women with the latest in technology with its
: new DIGITAL mammography machine. DIGITAL mammography helps
Your local hospital to provide its patients with the highest quality of care in
S;A' the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. DIGITAL mammogra-
', phy allows the radiologist to view the X-ray image more closely. With the
Help of CAD (Computer Aided Diagnosis), Radiologists at HRMC are able
Sto zero-in on suspicious areas that enables them to make decisions about
additional images.

*Remember, breast cancer is the leading cancer among women (other than skin cancer), and THE BEST PROTECTION
IS EARLY DETECTION. Schedule your appointment for a DIGITAL mammogram today, as this discounted offer ends
on October 31st. No prescriptions are necessary for the screening mammogram; all you have to do is call Hendry Regional
Medical Center at 863-902-3061 to make an appointment.







Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008 3


GCSO searches for escapee


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Submitted photo/Nancy Dale
Caloosa Belle Editor Patty Brant and Edison College Mass Communications students shared
a learning experience recently when she was a guest in Nancy Dale's class".

EC students hear real world experience


By Brooke Norris and
Iliana Zelaya
On Wednesday, September 17,
Patty Brant, editor of the Caloosa
Belle newspaper, visited the Mass
Communication class at Edison
College in LaBelle.
Each student prepared and
asked researched questions to
Ms. Brant and Matt Howard host-
ed the news conference.
In her opening comments Ms.
Brant said she received her As-
sociate of Arts degree from Edi-
son College in 2000. In 1985 she
began her career in the Caloosa
Belle as a typesetter and worked
her way up to an editor in 1991.
Her philosophy is "The commu-
nity newspaper should be unbi-
ased, open to all, and about the
community."


The students, after reviewing
the local newspapers owned by
Independent Newspapers of Flor-
ida asked Ms. Brant a few ques-
tions.
Tyler Kirby asked how much
reporters get paid. Her response
was "editors get paid salary" and
"stringers get paid standing rate
for each article." "I don't believe it
is needed to post photos of the ar-
rests in the Caloosa Belle because
it could cause collateral damage
to families of those arrested" was
the answer to Thomas Perez'
question who asked why Caloosa
Belle does riot print pictures of
the arrests.
Daniel Ramos wanted to know
if there has been any ethical di-
lemmas during her career. Her
answer to his question was "yes, I


have run into some dilemmas, it's
not always cut and dry."
Aside from questions some
students also suggested to add
something new to the paper for
the'younger readers. Daniel Gei-
get suggested why not have ad-
yice'columns.
Another suggestion was made
by Tomas Perez to have a sports
section. Ms. Brant responded that
she would be grateful to have
someone who is willing to work.
in that section.
At the end of the news confer.:
ence the students' curiosity about
the newspaper business was sat-
isfied. Ms. Brant left with many
suggestions to better the newspa-
per including an internship pro-
gram where students may submit
sample stories for publication.


Arrest reports


LaBelle
Justin Dontaya Gree,. 17, was
arrested Sept. 18 and charged
with burglary of a dwelling, struc-
ture or conveyance unarmed, lar-
ceny grand theft of a firearm and
dealing in stolen property. Deputy
K. Bennett was arresting officer.
William Langston Ballard, 32,
was arrested Sept. 21 and charged
on a Glades County warrant with
failure to appear. Deputy Christian
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Bruce Lee Green, 26, was ar-
rested Sept. 20 and charged with
a non-moving traffic violation
driving with a suspended license
first offense and dealing in stolen
property. Sgt. P. Short was arrest-
m T offi'cel. "
"Sh\%\ ona De'iise \\l lian-m,'"24,
was arrested Sept. 19 and charged
with a nonmoving traffic viola-
tion habitual offender driving
with.suspended license. Deputy J.
Smith was arresting officer.
Ashley Ann Golladay, 20, was
arrested Sept. 18 and charged
with possession of marijuana
over 20 grams or controlled sub-
stance without a prescription,
possession of under 20 grams of
marijuana and possession/use of
narcotics equipment. Deputy J.
Smith was arresting officer.
Robert Patrick Middleton, 26,
was arrested Sept. 17 and charged
with VOP: felony or Ocommunity
control. Deputy Michael Home
was arresting officer.

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Emory Allen McGee, 45, was
arrested Sept. 21 and charged on
a warrant for VOP: felony or com-
ifmunity control. Deputy R. Shep-
herd was arresting officer.
....Nelson Julio Rojas, Jr., 42, was
arrested Sept. 19 and charged
with possession of cocaine and
possession uwe of narcotics
equipment. Investigator R, Archer
\\as arresting officer.
Timothy Terele Powell, 30, was
arrested !Sept. 19 and charged on
a writ of bodily attachment and as
a fugitive from justice from Glades


County. Deputy C. Shepherd was
arresting officer.
Richard Garcia, 31, was ar-
rested Sept: 18 and charged with
traffic offense DUI or drugs first
offense, refusing to submit to. a
breathalizer test and a nonmov-
ing traffic violation habitual of-
fender driving with a suspended
license. Deputy J. Woods was ar-
resting officer.
Robert Wayne Carter, 30, was
arrested Sept. 19 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy C. Shepherd was
arresting officer.
Jesus Delgado, 50, was ar-
rested Sept. 18 and charged with
resisting an officer/obstruction'
xIithout violence, possession of
U-.>--altc alld po'- s.'l ..i use of
narcotic equipment. Sgt. Pelham
CPD was arresting officer.
Raul Angel Ramos, 18, was ar-
rested Sept. 18 and charged on a
warrant as a fugitive from justice
from Glades County. Deputy J.
Poole was arresting officer.
Feliciano Nunez, 40, was ar-
rested Sept. 18 and charged with
sexual assault victim is over 12
years old physical force no dam-
age. Deputy J. Woods was arrest-
ing officer.
Elijah Zachary Pope, 20, was
arrested Sept. 19 and charged
with criminal mischief $1,000 or
more, resisting an officer without
violence and on warrants for ag-
gravated battery with a deadly
weapon and burglary with as-
sault/battery. Deputy J. Smith was
'arresting officer
Jose. F. Villanueva, 20, was ar-
rested Sept. 17 and charged with
possession of cocaine. Deputy L.
Brooks was arresting officer
Trederrick Michael Williams,
15, .was -arrested.-Sept. .17 and
charged with aggravated assault
with intent to commit a felony..
Deputy Bonnie Weaver was ar-
resting officer.
Xzavien Lee Wilson, 17, was
arrested Sept. 16, and charged
with aggravated assault with a
'deadly weapon without intent to
kill. Deputy S. Bell was arresting
officer.


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Annette Perkins, 26, was ar-
rested Sept. 16 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy C. Shepherd was ar-
resting officer. ',
,Gregory Mizell,, 54,.was ar-
rested Sept. 16 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from Fulton
County, Ga. VOP: theft. CPD Sgt.
Spence was arresting officer.
Alvaro Jose Vazquez, 42, was
arrested Sept. 15 and charged
with battery second or subse-
quent. Deputy N. Reed was ar-
resting officer.


Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon has announced that an
inmate who was being held for
trial in Glades County was suc-
cessful in making an organized
escape from the Glades County
Detention Center in Moore Ha-
ven.
The incident took place
around 11:20 a.m. Monday, Sept.
22, after he was afforded the op-
p6rtunity to visit two civilians
and a young child.
According to information
from the Glades County Sheriff's
Office, around 8 a.m. Monday,
Shagwendlyn Ricnecha Field,
age 21, Oniel Winston Scarlett,
age 19, and a small unidentified


child requested a normal inmate
visit with 26-year-old Jean Da-
vide Lafalaise.
Shortly after the visitation,
Lafalaise was given his normal
daily recreation opportunity. At
that time, Lafalaise was able to
climb a chain linked fence lined
with razor wire and gain access
to the roof area of the facility.
Lafalaise was then able to jump
from the roof of the Sheriff's Of-
fice and Detention Center.
Once clear from the roof area,
a GCSO release said Lafalaise
made his way to a waiting ve-
hicle occupied by Fields, Scarlett
and the infant child. The vehicle
was waiting nearby in a Sheriff's


Office parking lot. The vehicle
is best described as a tan, beige
or gold in color newer model.
Dodge or Chrysler four-door pas-
senger car (possibly a Stratus).
It is believed the group fled
the area en route to Belle Glade
or Palm Beach,
Lafalaise was awaiting trial
for burglary, larceny, resisting
law enforcement and criminal
mischief. He has an extensive
criminal history and should be
considered dangerous.
Anyone with information
should contact Investigator R.
Bakeror Majo r R. Jones at the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
863-946-1600 or 675-1144.


Florida Community Bank going pink


LaBelle October is Breast
Cancer Awareness month and
Florida Community Bank wants
to bring that awareness to La-
Belle. FCB will be partnering with
Lucy's Angels whose motto is "By
the Community, For the Commu-
nity," a motto that Florida Com-
munity Bank also takes pride in.
All proceeds raised during this
Breast Cancer Campaign will go
to Lucy's Angels for Breast Cancer
Care, Inc. Lucy's Angels recogniz-
es that because the population in
rural counties is small, residents
are often the last on the list to
receive assistance, in spite of the
fact that the general income level
is lower. Statistics show that the
farther a woman has to travel, the
less likely she is to be screened.
Since the best protection is early
detection, Lucy's Angels partners
with local agencies, like Hendry
Regional Medical Center, to pro-
vide free mammograms for quali-
fied residents of Glades and Hen-
dry counties.
Starting October 1, Florida
Community Bank encourages
everyone in the community to
wear pink. Stop by FCB wearing
your pink and check out all of the
breast cancer awareness infor-
mation on display, or purchase
a breast cancer awareness keep-
sake from an FCB employee for
only $1.


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All entries should be submitted
to FCB by October 10. The logo
should be submitted on an 8 1/ x
11 sheet of paper. The entries will
be displayed in FCB's lobby all
month long and will be voted on
by members of the community.
Anyone who would like to vote
on a particular logo should stop
by the bank to cast your vote for
$1. The winner will be announced
on October 31 and will receive a
prize, along with recognition at
the walk-a-thon on.January 31,
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beginning at 5 p.m. and a des-
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dessert for the auction, please call
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be sure to come dressed in your
pink attire to show your support.
Remember: Real Men Wear Pink
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addition, United Way will provide
details on their cancer corner for
patients in LaBelle.
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4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008


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by sending an e-mail to cbnews@newszap.com. Comments
will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
Escaped inmate in Glades: A Glades County inmate managed
to escape Monday, with help from a couple-people on the outside. We
all wonder how this happens. Well, it's called human error but I think
the public should be tqld. Maybe it's a training issue. This could mean
some innocent person could lose their life. It needs to be looked into
for sure.

Thank You


Good deed, bad deed
A huge thank you goes out to
Robin and all the folks at T&M
Portable Restrooms. They kindly
donated two restrooms to the
Hendry Community Civic Park
(soccer field) for all to use while
we are trying to get the park open
for complete use. All of the folks
who let's say had an "emergen-
cy," thank you very much.
Now I am sorry for those of
you who will no longer receive
this privilege due to the ignorance
of people who felt they needed to
destroy them. I hope one day you
have an "emergency" and noth-
ing but a turned-over restroom is
what you get.
Jackie Hall

Good Samaritan
Last Monday I was going to
Fort Myers. I had just pulled out of
a local business. As I was turning
(my mother was a passenger) my
mother's door swung open and I
grabbed her. I went on to SR 80
anrid'my mother yelled "my purse
is gone!"
I swung the car .around to
quickly turn to where the door
opened but no purse. Then a
nice girl came up to me and
said "I have been chasing you
block after block!" I explained I
was rushing to find my mother's
purse. She said "Is this it?"
We were thrilled! I asked her
name .
Jessica DeLeon, you are a very
honest person. Not many, sorry
to say, would have done what
you did. Thank you very much for
being a great person and giving
people faith.
T. Pearce

Kiwanis Kid's Day
+ A BIG THANK YOU to the
community for coming to Kid's
Day and bringing lots and lots'of
children! The turnout was beyond
our expectations. We apologize
for running out of food, drinks
and balloons.
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank those of


you who helped make this an-
nual event such a big success.
To Ace Hardware for donating
two bicycles for our raffle; to
Jim Mace for his grill and cook-
ing; to Phil Pelletier for providing.
the recreation sound system and
overseeing much of the entertain-
ment; to Bridge Street Auto for
the helium tank donation; to our
LHS Key Club members and our
WGS Builder's Club members for
their time and assistance with the
many games. Thank you to Girl
Scout troop #344 for posting the
flag during our opening ceremo-
ny; to our entertainment through-
out the day: Integrity Martial Arts,
LaBelle Program Center Cloggers
and Karate groups, Christ Central
and Fellowship Ministries Dance
Groups,, Firehouse Theatre per-
formers and to our Girl Scout Jazz
Band.
Thank you to Sgt. Brown and
the HCSO Explorers for their help
and hard work; to the Health
Department, Florida DOT, Linda
McVey and the Community Traffic
Safety Team for the Bike Rodeo
and free helmets.
Thank you also to the fol-
lowing organizations and clubs
that participated with informa-
tion, games and much more to
Sthe children and parents of our
community: Health Department,
Healthy Families, Early Steps,
Healthy Start, Freedom Fellowship
Counseling, LaBelle Woman's
Club, Hendry County Recycling,
Boy Scout's troop #9, Firehouse
Culture Theatre, Hendry/Glades
Audubon with an owl demonstra-
tion, American Legion Bikers, Fire
Department and Hendry County
EMS.
And, of course, thank you to
all the Kiwanians who helped
with the set-up, clean-up and the
work all day long. Kiwanis will
begin planning next year's event
for an even more exciting Kid's
Day for the children and the com-
munity, which will include even
more children participation.
Dawn Jefferies
Thrift Store Manager
Club Treasurer'


Weather Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 89. Winds will be from
the north around 9 mph:
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with low around 66. Winds will
be from the north and light.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the north
between 3 and 7 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 66 and calm winds.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 88. Winds will be light
and variable with a 20 percent chance for isolated showers.
Saturday night: Mostly clear with a low around 69.
: Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89 and a.20 percent chance
of isolated showers.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 72 and a 20 per-
cent chance of isolated showers.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for scattered
showers and thunderstorms.





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Letters to the Editor


Ronald McDonald
Charity Rodeo
We are delighted to announce
the Second Annual Ronald Mc-
Donald House Charities of SW
Florida Rodeo on Saturday, Octo-
ber 4, 2008 at the LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds. Last year's event was a
huge success raising over $30,000
for the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of SW Florida.
Ronald McDonald House
Charities of SW Florida pro-
vides a home-away-from-home
for families who have seriously ill
children receiving medical treat-
ment. The local RMcD House in
Ft. Myers serves Charlotte, Collier,
Glades, Hendry and Lee Coun-
ties. Twenty-four hours a day, sev-
en days a week, the House offers
families a temporary home with
six private bedroom suites with
bath, fully stocked kitchen, dining
room, living room, and laundry
room to meet the needs of the
families.
The gates will open promptly
at 3 p.m. We have some excit-
ing events happening during the
rodeo, including bounce houses,
carnival style games, live music
from the Skeeterland Band and
Vonzell "Baby V" Solomon, ven-
dor booths, professional rodeo
clowning by Boogerhead the
Clown, fireworks, and a special
show by Ronald McDonald!
This will be a sure hit for the chil-
dren and their families to enjoy.
The main events will consist of
three categories: Barrel Racing by
NBHA, three kid's rodeo events
by Hendry County Rodeo Associa-
tion, and Pro.Bull.Riding by SSBR.
There will be over 300 riders in the
competitions competing for over
$10,000 in prize money. We are
going to be bringing in Cowboys
and Cowgirls from all over Florida
to compete in these events. It will
be one event that you will not
want to riss or be a port of.
Only with your help and sup-
port will we be able to achieve
greatness on this special day and
make a difference in the lives of


many families. If you have any
questions on the event or ticket
sales please call Steven or Amanda
Nisbet of Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
at 863.885.1537 or 863.885.1538.
Or visit www.ronaldrodeo.com
Thank you,


State of mind
For those of you who partici-
pated in the just completed Pri-
mary elections, Congratulations!
Never in my lifetime of wit-
nessing elections, at all levels
of government, have I seen age
being such a dominant issue,
particularly when you take into
consideration that no one can
escape death and taxes. So with
that understanding in mind, why
are we now faced with "shipping
and handling" charges too?
Someone, in dealing with age
and the need to exercise, com-
promised the issue by stating that,
"Laughing is good exercise--it's
like jogging on the inside."
They say that "youth is not a
time of life, it is a state of mind,"
and once you get past the rheto-
ric, that would seem to me to be
the election war being waged
between the two national po-
litical parties. On the one hand
you have the P'youth" candidate
'campaign seeking to harvest the
fruits of the public school systems
indoctrination over the past sev-
eral years where race, nationality,
and social issues have been sub-
limated into innocuous obscurity.
Global and multiethnic attitudes.
have supplanted patriotism and
Americanism, impacting attitudes
towards immigration and world
health issues.
Social Security is looked upon
as the myth that supports con-
tinuance of Santa Claus and the
Tooth Fairy. What these myths,
plus the public school experience
,of irritating, arbitrary, and often
incomprehensible customs, have
left many with a feeling of neglect
and impersonalization. This is
best demonstrated by their total
affinity to the internet where they


have turned to each other in an
affinity for the ages.
In the internet they have found
a world of acceptance, under-
standing, technological skills, to-
tal idealism, and optimism. They
have been allowed into a world of
peer knowledge discovery and ex-
change, where they don't have to
live up to some systems arbritary,
unaccomplishable standards.
SAs a first-time voter, this year,
was not even 12-years old when
the attacks on the Twin Towers
took place. Thus, they have built
up their personal defenses to re-
ject fear, militarism, polluting the
earth, political scandals and the
politicians bribing each other at
their expense.
They want an alternative en-
ergy driven world in which the air
is clean, neighborhoods and the
world are safe. They want hones-
ty at all levels of business and gov-
ernment. They want the opportu-
nity for all people to have healthy
lives, and a chance to have a say
in controlling their own destinies.
And that is what will deter-
mine how and for whom they
vote, with the understanding that
words might be their motivation,
but subsequent actions will have
to meet their requirements. Until
now, they probably did not think
that any of their desires could, or
would ever have a chance, but
now they do.
With this in mind, I'm remind-
ed of a saying my Grandmother
used many, many times, in stormy
times. She said, "Tomorrow will
come and we can all walk in the
shadow of a rainbow." Would
any of us ever not wish that for
our children and the world?
T. W. Bill Neville
LaBelle
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Tools in helping to get a grip on grief


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
I remember hearing a well-
seasoned pastor preaching an
ordination service during my
first year as a minister. He wisely
said, "If you will
preach: to bro- .
ken hearts, you :
will never want -"'
for an audi- 'i' .
ence." Twenty- -. "
eight years later, .
I can attest that '
he was 'very
right there are
so many people Les Morgan
in our world that
are gripped by
grief. Nothing impacts a life like
grief. And, because our world
has been invaded by sin, no one
is exempt from the agony of an
anguished heart.
What causes grief in your
heart today? The loss of a loved
one? The sorrow of a soured re-
lationship that was never repaired
before death. came? If. you are
like most,, you probably find that
about the time you feel you have
a handle oh your heartache, it hits


your emotions all over again.
So, how do we get a grip on
grief? I have discovered some
helpful tools that perhaps may
help you, too.
First, grief is an individual ex-,
perience. Though we may share
with others who are grieving, or
have grieved, it is important to re-
member that each one embraces
mourning in their own way and
in their own timing. This .hap-
pens because of distinct person-
alities, life experiences and other
factors that are unique to each
.person. I know some who have
encountered grief over the death
of a spouse and shortly thereafter,
are adjusting and moving ahead.
There are also those I know who
grieve twenty years or longer over
the death of a mate. There is no
"set time" or cultural norms for a
person to work through grief. No
particular family heritage should
be permitted to push a person to
"get over it and move on." People
need to work through the process
at their own pace.
Second, different modes of
death need to be considered. For
example, if a person is dying and
lingers over the course of several


months or a year, when death
does occur, it is not as stunning
to the family. While grief is expe-
rienced, generally speaking, the
expectation of death has been
established in the minds of the
family. This does not minimize
the sorrow of losing a friend or
family member, however. Grief is
grief and needs to be accepted as
such. However, when a person is
taken suddenly, as in an accident,
or even by suicide, the sudden
distress on a family is at a much
'different degree. Emotionally
there is great upheaval and the in-
ternal commotion is cataclysmic.
It is at this time that friends and
family need to remember to give
personal support and volumes of
.understanding. As before, there
are no set "rules" to handle such
stunning news as a sudden-death
of someone. Therefore, it is essen-
tial to allow people the latitude
they need to embrace what has
come upon them so intensely; .
Third, many believe that men
and women cope differently with
death and loss. I've discovered
the coping with tragedy is not a
matter of gender, but it is a mat-
ter of personality styles. The spec-


trum of surviving ranges from
expressing emotions to focusing
on practical matters and problem
solving. Because men and wom-
en are often socialized in singular
settings, cultures often expect
a man to respond one way and
a woman to respond in a differ-
ent way. It is essential to permit a
person man or woman.- to ad-
dress death-related issues in their
personal style.
Fourthly, it is vital to remember
that God is present at all times and
knows what it is to experience
the pain of death. The shortest"
Bible verse is John 11:35: "Jesus
wept." The Lord Jesus Himself
understands the loss of someone
dear to him, and he understands
our sorrow, too: This week, per-
haps it would be good to find the
church or your choice where you
can worship the God who can
identify with your sorrow. He will
meet you there He's promised
he would!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor
of Caloosa Baptist Church and
understands death and sorrow.
The church is located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's in LaBelle.


Displaying tobacco products for sale in Florida


By Mary Ruth Prouty
Did you know that Florida law
prohibits customers from having
direct access to tobacco prod-
ucts? What does that mean?
It means all tobacco products
must be behind the counter so
customers have to ask for them in
order to purchase them.
This gives the clerk the ability
and the responsibility to .ask for


identification for age. The legal
age to purchase tobacco prod-
ucts in Florida is 18.
The next time you are in a
convenience store or at any re-
tailer.who sells tobacco products,
check it out. There are a lot of
stores that do not follow the law.
This seems to be especially
true when it comes to flavored
tobacco -. like grape, vanilla or


chocolate cigars. I have.seen them
right in front on the counter. How
about you? Check out the signs
while you are at a convenience
store as well.
The tobacco companies spend
over 13 million dollars every day
to attract new smokers. The to-
bacco companies know they have
to attract new users (to replace
those who have quit or died) and
they also know for the majority of
people if you don't start by age
18, you'll never start.


Who do you think the tobac-
co companies are marketing to.
when they sell flavors?
Adult smokers usually have
their favorite brand and are not
interested in sweet flavors. Teens
are interested because the flavors
don't sound like they would be as
dangerous.
All the poisons and carcino-
gens are still there, they are just
masked by the sweet smell. Don't
be fooled and don't let your teens
be fooled!


Witch's Brew
I:


By Pudge Lehman
Unwrap. several bars of soap
and put in a dish in the bathroom.
It makes the room smell nice and
the outside of the soap hardens
a bit and lasts longer when you
start to use it.
When you cannot get another
drop out of a tube of anything,
take scissors, and cut it in two.
I've gotten a weeks worth of
medication, or whatever, out of it.
After you cut it put it into a plastic
sandwich bag or, wrap in plastic
wrap tightly.
A study was taken and found
out that 90 percent of parents will
sneak goodies out of their kids
trick or treat bags. THIS TOOK A
STUDY!
If you decide to gut and carve
your pumpkin, combine two
parts of lemon juice and 1 part
water in a spray bottle and spray


all cut surfaces. Helps prevent-
mold. When it's time to put the
candle in it, sprinkle the inside
with cinnamon and nutmeg. If
people come to your door asking
for pumpkin pie don't come cry-'-
ing to me.
Werd fer the Week: Punkin.
a southern pumpkin.


The regular monthly meeting
of the LaBelle Heritage Museum
will be Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.
at LaBelle City Hall. The program
is to be Mrs. Mildred Roberts Sher-
rod, longtime area resident, and
she should have some interesting
"tall tales" to share. Meetings are
open tot he public, so come and
join them.

Blood drive results
The LaBelle Community Blood
Drive Sept. 11 had 44 donors and
collected 37 units. These units
will help 111 individuals in our
community. American Legion
Post 130 furnished lunch for the
workers. Little Mary furnished
dessert and the door prize was by
Pat Hashman. Thanks to all who
made the blood drive a success.


This is a reminder that all
youth interested in showing a hog
under 4-H in the Hendry County
Fair or LaBelle Youth Livestock
must be enrolled in 4-H by Octo-
ber 1, 2008. For more informa-
tion, please contact the 4-H Office
at 863-674-4092 or 863-983-1598.

CERT training
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
information.


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Hear local 'tall tales' 4-H Market Hogs


Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008


. OPINION


and local officials would be well-
served to consider the following:
If one of the project's goal is
to create jobs in the Glades area,
it would be more beneficial to
locate the port closer to the lake
communities that most need the
economic boost and not on the
more remote Florida Crystals
property.
The Florida Crystals propos-
al to locate the port in the middle
of the Everglades would disrupt
efforts to restore this natural trea-
sure. Worse yet, forcing the state
to engineer Everglades restoration
projects around the site would
waste billions of taxpayer dollars.
Like the ill-fated attempt to
locate the Scripps research park
on an environmentally sensi-
tive property, heavy-handed ma-
neuvering to choose the Florida
Crystals site over more sensible
locations would result in years of
lawsuits-costing taxpayers mil-
lions and delaying the creation of
jobs that are needed now.
Hendry and Glades county
officials are proposing sites that
would be far more desirable than
the Florida Crystals site, which is
apparently gaining favor among
some Palm Beach County com-
missioners .
If Palm.BeaCh County, port of-
ficials and Governor Crist want
to advance an inland port loca-'
tion that creates the jobs the lake
communities need, that won't
cost taxpayers millions in lawyer
fees, and would allow Everglades
restoration to move forward, they
should identify a site that accom-
plishes these goals.
The Florida Crystals site does







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This is the LaBelle Community
Woman's Club. It is not a church,
a senior center, or a knitting club.
These were some of the respons-
es recently received when resi-
dents were asked about what we
do at the Woman's Club.
It is also not only for old ladies.
The club happens to be one of the
oldest service clubs in LaBelle.
The club was started in 1930 by
local women who came together
to improve LaBelle. Today mem-
bers serve LaBelle in many ways.
They grant scholarships to
high school students, support our
local schools and libraries, raise


money and awareness for local
animal shelters, carry out nursing
home and home bound projects,
and ring the bell for the Salvation
Army.
These are only a few of the
ways members impact our com-
munity every day.
If you would like to volunteer
in your community we may be
the club for you.
The club is currently looking
for new members young, old and
anywhere in between.
They have a meeting the sec-
ond Tuesday of the month Sep-
tember through May.


The next meeting is October
14. Mayor Paul Puletti will be
guest speaker.
Social hour is at 6 p.m. with
a potluck supper. The meeting
starts promptly at 7 p.m.
There is also a craft and card
group that meets every Tuesday
morning froth 9 a.m. till 1la.m.
You do not have to be a mem-
ber to attend these events. The
public is always welcome.
Please check them out, and
bring a friend, or come and make
new ones.


Submitted photo
The LaBelle Woman's Club has been a center for local community efforts for decades.


Community Briefs


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

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

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

Fall programs
Karate: Jan Bass, Instructor 6
p.m. Wednesdays Ages 4-6
years old; 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
days Beginner Karate Class
SClogging: Pat, Bedingfield, In-
structor 5:00- Tuesdays Begin-
ners Ages 3 years and up
5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday Ad-
vanced
5:15-6 p.m. Thursdays In-
termediate
Preschool Class Open Enroll-
ment call 863-675-4130
Monday-Friday ages 3-
5years old
After School Program: years
to 12 years of age. We have a few
openings left so enroll pow.

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
863-517-0098.

Attention non-profit
organizations
If your organization would.
like to utilize the display case in
the Hendry County Courthouse
building, please contact Terri La-
zar at 863-675-2392.
They strive to change the dis-
play case monthly. The display
case is a great way to let our citi-
zens know what your organiza-
tion is doing.

Class of '79 reunion
The LHS Class of 1979 is plan-
ning its 30-year reunion.
For information please contact
Chris at 863-675-6657, robbinscd-
chris@netscape.net or Selena at
334-794-8570 secrawford@do-
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any classmates.

AA weekly meetings
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle
Group (open meeting) Church of
the Good Shepherd, 1098 Colling-
swood Pkwy;
Tuesday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group
(closed 12 step)
SFirst Christian Church, Ford St.
Wednesday: Noon' Port La-
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Thursday: 8 p.m. LaBelle
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Hope Hospice will
speak to your group
Hope Hospice and Communi-
ty Services seeks opportunities to .
speak to civic groups, clubs and
churches about services provid-
ed and volunteer opportunities.
Speaker topics include:
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Facing a Serious Illness
Advance Directives
Hospice 101 and Volunteering
Volunteer opportunities -in-
clude:
Providing companionship to
patients
Driving patients to the doctor,
store and taking them on errands
Spanish speaking volunteers
to talk to people in the language
they are most comfortable with,
volunteers to sit with children so
family can visit
For more information, call
Jean Best at (863) 983-7771.

Activities for seniors
at Hope Connections
Hope Connections, located at
the L.J. Nobles Center, 475 East
Cowboy Way in LaBelle offers
free, fun activities to the commu-
nity.
You can enjoy activities includ-
ing: Aerobics every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-
9:30 a.m. and Line Dancing ev-
ery Friday from 4-5 p:m.

Class of '99 reunion
The Class of '99 is getting ready
for our 10 year class reunion Con-


tact us at 1HS99@hotmail.com
or www.myspace.com/ihs_co99
Hope to hear from you soon!

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

Extra appointment
slots opened
CHS Healthcare family of of-
fice locations in Collier County is
encouraging families to beat the
rush for school physical and im-
munization by making appoint-
ments with their CHS physicians
office before the end of the school
year.
If you do not have a primary
health physician CHS offices are
taking new patients and will work
with those who are uninsured of-
fering services on a sliding scale.
Find a convenient office at www.
collier.org or call 239-658-3000 for
information.
Se habla Espafiol.


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Did you ever go to a wedding
reception, birthday party or holi-
day event and just sit there while
the music plays and others are
out on the dance floor having a
great time?
Now you will no longer have
to sit and watch others have all
the fun! Dance classes are once
again being held at the LaBelle
High School under the direction
of Diane and Nick Fidanza.
Since starting the classes in
2006 over one hundred LaBelle
residents and people from as far
away as Clewiston and Fort Myers
have gone through the paces and
learned to "cut a rug" in style.
Students in the beginning class
have learned, to dance the waltz,;
fox trot, rhumba, swing and Tex-
as two step with a few steps of the
Polka and Meringue thrown in.
At the request of the students
an advanced class was added
last year in which the students
-were given some additional steps
for the dances they had already
learned along with being intro-
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It's easier than you think, and
you will be amazed at your abil-
ity after the eight weeks of lessons
are over (just in time for all those
holiday parties).
In addition to the group class-
es, Diane and Nick have also


taught private lessons as well as
preparing couples for that special
dance on their wedding day.
Classes are held on Tuesday
evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 and
the cost is $5 per person, per
class. Call to reserve your place in
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Shawn and Kim. Searcy of La-
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008


Obituaries


Animal Blessings planned


Obituaries should be submitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e-mailing
obits@newszap. com. Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.
newszap.com.
Joanne Ford, 66
LA BELLE- Joanne Ford, of La
Belle, formerly of Sebring, went to
bewith her LordWednesday, Sept.
17, 2008, in the Hendry Regional
Medical Center in Clewiston. She
was 66.
President of LaBelle for the past
fouryearsmoving from Sebring and
was a member the Assemblies of
God Church.
Mrs.Fordissurvivedbyherloving
husband of 12 years, Gary.
SAgatheringforfamilyandfriends
was Saturday Sept. 20, a service
celebrating her life followed in the
Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Inter-
lakeBlvd. Lake Placidwhere Pastor
Rocky Ford lead the celebration.
BurialwasintheFortDenaudCe-
metery, La Belle.
Donald Chester
Douglass
PALMDALE Donald Chester
Douglass, of Palmdale, passed
away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
He was born to the late John
Chester and Nellie Bennett Doug-
lass, Jan. 21, 1920.
Mr. Douglass was.a motorcycle
mechanic for the City of Miami Po-
lice Department.
Survivors include his wife Esta
Douglass; son, Gary (Clau-
dia) Doug-lass; daugh-


ter, Dawn D. (Pete) Va-
sallo; six grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
WdodlawnFuneral HomeinMiami,
with the pastor Earl D. Cline of
Palmdale officiating.
Donations may be
made' to Palmdale Bap-
tist Church, Building Fund,
P.O. Box 86, Palmdale, FL 33944.
Ruby Eileen Bush, 56
LABELLE
Ruby Ei-
leen Bush, 56,
of LaBelle, passed
away Sept. 19,
2008, iri LaBelle. '..
SShe was born
Aug. 15, 1952, in
Se b r i n g ,
to Mar-vin and Leaner
Godwin.
Ruby spent her childhood in the
Sebring and Okeechobee area
before moving to Palmdale. She
.graduated from LaBelle High School
in 1970 and lived in LaBelle for the
past 38 years.
She was caretaker for Ken Curtis
for 23 years until his death.
Survivors include her husband,
William Jerry Bush; children, Randy
(Debra) Bush of Zephyrhills,
Dwayne (Sandra) Bush of Dade City,
and Jennifer (Tim) Barron, Kimberly
(Lynn) Lyles, Heather (Tomas) Lyles
and Bud Hansen, all of LaBelle;
mother-in-law, Juanita Bush of La-
Belle; brothers, Larry Godwin of
North Fort Myers, Tim Godwin of
Clewiston and Ronald "Wimp" God-
win of South Carolina; brother-in-


law Larry Bush of LaBelle; 10 grand-
children; three great-grandchildren;
an adopted son, George Belinger
and friend, Elizabeth Bowman.
She was preceded in death by her
parents.
Funeral services were Monday at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle
with Pastor W. T. Maddox Jr. offi-
ciating. Interment followed in Fort
Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Tamella'Tammy' Jean
Ayala, 47,
FELDA Ta-
mella "Tammy"
Jean Ayala, was
bornAug. 9, 1961,
in Fort Myers and

urday, Sept. 20,
2008, in Felda. She
was 47.
She was a life-long resident of
Felda. Mrs. Ayala married Hefiberto
Ayala. She was'.a loving daughter,
sister, wife, mother and will never be
forgotten.
She is survived by her husband,
Heriberto "Eddie" Ayala; son, Hora-
cio Lee Ayala; daughter, Andrea Ni-
cole Ayala; and parents, Trammel
Eugene Tanner and Agnes Creola
(King) Tanner, all of Felda;.brother,
Bruce (Mona) Tanner of LaBelle;
mother and father-in-law,- Josie Aya-
la and Arnold Ayala of Immokalee;
brothers-in-law, Armando (Kathy)
Ayala and Francisco Trevino, both
of Immokalee; and sisters-in-law,
Isabelle Rolle and'Arivel (Manuel)
Prescado, both of Immokalee.
Funeral services were held Wed.


October 4 isthe day that most
churches honor St. Francis of As-
sisi, who was the man that we see
memorialized in poured concrete
statues in gardens everywhere.'
A well-to-do yotng man who
seemed to have a problem with
rules even in the army, he had
bouts of depression and finally
became a hermit living in a cell
near his church. He began to care
for the sick, elderly, hungry and
the rest is history.


Humility is manifested in his
love for all the creatures of the
earth; most especially those who
could not care for themselves.
The Church of the good Shep-
herd will honor St. Francis by
holding a Blessing of the Animals
on Oct. 4 at Barron Park at 11 a.m.
All are welcome. Bring your dogs,
cats, birds, cows, horse, pets of
all kinds, to receive God's bless-
ing on this day.


September 24, 2008, 11:00 am at
Felda Baptist'Church with Reverend
Richard Phelps officiating. Burial
followed in Lake Trafford Memorial
Gardens Cemetery, Immokalee.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle
John Clyde McGowin
COTTONDALE John Clyde
McGowin, of Cottondale, died
Thursday, Sept. 11 2008.
Johnnyhad lived and grewupin
Felda and Labelle and had many
friends and family in the surround-
ing area. He lived there until 2006,
and then moved to North Florida
with his sons.
He was a proud veteran of the
VietnamWar andserved from 1966
to 1968.
Heissurvived bytwodaughters,
Nikki and Mindy; two sons, Darran
and Randall; daugter-in-law, Kristi-
na; and five grandchildren, Daniel,
Taylor, Brooke, Justin and Joc-
elyn.
A private memorial with imme-
diate family will be held Saturday,
Dec.20,2008.
The family would like to
thank everyone for their thoughts
and .prayers in this difficult
time. We. will always remqm-
ber him saying, "Im not here
for a long time, I'm here for a good
time."





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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
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Estates. This 3BR/2BA home was built in 2003 on almost '/
acre. $305,000
* IT'S ALL HERE PLUS this custom 3 bedrooni 2 bath Kenwood
home built in 2005. Nothing was spared from silestone coun-
ters, tile flooring, antique brushed hardware, crown molding
throughout and a 2 car side load garage. $319,000
* SO MUCH! SO NEW! SO AFFORDABLE! Spacious 3/2 family
friendly home in quiet neighborhood. Upgraded all the way
including den/office or 4th bedroom, gourmet kitchen
adjoining family room, California closets, and separate utility.
$375,000
* THIS BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS HOME is located in LaBelle's
riverfront community of Old Fort Denaud. This 3/2 on
1.00+/- acre lot is in a neighborhood which has a communi-
ty boat dock and ramp and is only a short drive from Fort
Myers. $399,900


CRLL 863.675.4500

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S$159,900 3BD/2BA- home on a
cul-de-sac.


WITH A BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT VIEW THIS 3/2
$117,900. A dock is included with the property to tie a
canoe or rowxoat perfect for a ielaing day of fishing .w/a
storge shed. MfS#200849886






GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!! $250,000.
Four attached apartments are all 2/1 with washer/dryer
hookups in closet. Located one block away from grocery.
MI.S#200735231


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been framed andl has rough electric & plumbing in.
MLS#200850271


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GREAT DEAL. WON'T LAST LONG! $159,500. This is a
well maintained 990 manufactured hme 3 bedroom, 2
Baths and 2 additional rooms located on 5+/- acres in
Muse. MIS #200850284


bRiEAT INVESItMEni O UufIfIUmnI! 3 eauroom, I
/2 hath with carport. $44,500. Convenient location in
LaBelle with view of lake. Quick access to SR 80 and SI 29.
Completely fenced .MIS#200847388


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CITY OF CLEWISTON REDUCED REDUCED
REDUCEDIlI'I Townhouse bedroom 21/2 bath tile & car-
pet Brand new never lived in great price! Great location!
$160,000. MIS#200815333
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OVERSIZED HOME WITH DECK $93,250. 4/2 Home
priced eight with many upgraded features comes with 18'
i.... ,,.. ,. pool andl a children's playground set.


ruTn LADLLLE iWAL,,nr.nIEJ Iy,yUU. 3 Acres o[
River er ImP rty' Brng yiour ioats Iand your horses
The RaInchetes have it all including great neighbors.
MI5S#20081i7708


GREAT INCOME PROPERTY!! PRICED TO SELL.
$44,900. Great as a mental or a First Home. 'lisis is a 3
Bedrooin 2 Bath Manufactured Home with an additional
Screenal Porcl. MLS#200848965
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ATTRACTIVELY REMODELED $68!000.003/2 Home in
Convenient Location of Port I.aBelle, Unit 4. Close to
schools and shopping, MIS#200804973
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AFFORDABLE STARTER HOME 3/2, manufactured
model 2006 952 sq ft, also MIS # 20081403i4 and
200814039 are for sale in the same street. $62,000.
II.S#20081.4037


THE PRICE IS RIGHT COME ON DOWN!! REDUCED
TO $149,900. 23edrooim- 2Bath -large living mono
Kitchen and Dining urea oe I ien-frnc doors at DR out to
Screen Itm'rchlninsl Id.Lundrv. LS#200815030


FEATUEI S eled w/new kitchen cabinets, appliances atnd new $795,000
RENTALS AVAILABLE PETS WELCOME! CALL roof. $128,900 WATERFRONT LOTS
FORDETAILSSHORT SALE! 2Br/2B3a CBS home w/screcened laiai 2 BUILDABLE LOTS ON THE BANKS OF THE
RANCHETTES I |+/- acres partially in the city. $130,000 CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER. Views of main river &
cleared. $95,06V -J 3 UJBR/2BA HOME w/open floor plan overlooking oxhov, 60' boat (lock w/dredged boat slip. Possible
3BR/2BA HOME OF MERIT double-wide malnufac- wooded pasture. $135,000. ownllr hiantcig.i $ ;.,,000 000 950;00 NOW
tured home located in a great neighborhood near 4BR/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute .... "I 1,", n1in
schools. $98,000 Buyers Closiing Costs! $149,900 UNIQ1E WATERFRONT PROPERTY zoned fol
FORECLOSUREIII 3Br/2Ba CBS Home built in 4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500 UNIQUE WATERFRO PROPERTY oness for
2005! $99,900. UNDER CONTRACT 3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks and nicely land- a l ,t which lads t the Gul
OWNER FINANCINGI 2Br/2Ba Home $121,200 escaped. $159,900 Inictiastil Vtero n, which leads ti the Glf.
3BR/2BA HOME has charming setting under shad- LIKE NEWI 4Br/2Ba Manufactured HIome w/ 2,28Q ival ned an e deewater caal.
ed oak canopy. B-2 zoning allows for residential use sq. ft. of living area. Upgraded fixtures. $179,900 $349,900
now and future business/ investment opportunities. 3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME WATERFRONT LOT w/Dock it the City! $299,000
$169,500 on 3 lots. $180,000 SELLER MOTIVATEDI Bring all offers! GORGEOUS
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remnodeled 3BR/2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS needs TI.C 1+/- ACRE RIIVE{FRONT! $245,000
2/2 "Cracker-Style" House on .60 +/- acre. Perfect $189,000 ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONTI 12+,- Acres
location for apartments or townhouses. $349,000 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL. HOME 2,000+/- .sq. t living w/dlocki plus 100+/- ft riverfriontage. $2,100,000
WATERFRONT HOMES area. $259,000 LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION!!!
3BR/3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remodeled w/ new HOMES ON ACREAGE Conmnercial zoned 3+/-acre peninsula 700' river
kitchen and flooring plus. $389,500 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres! frontgie. $3,300,000
RIVERFRONT PROPERTY! 3Br/2Ba Home plus $134,500. LOTS/ACREAGE
detached guest house, motor-home carport and a 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES \'/lr/'21Ba
screened lock house w/concrete boat ramp. Douiblwide Mobile home! $125,000 ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13.3+/-
$650,000 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, clcaretl tcres oned A2, can e divided. Perfect for Agri-
HOMES w/fentce and p)ond. $179,000. Business!
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba 2006 DW\ Mobile IHome- SHORT SA.E! 31B1l2BA CB(S Homne on i.82+.- RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE in the city $25,000
Make Offer! $85,000 Acres. Recent upgrades, fenced and cross lenced. ` 1 +/.ACRES OlTH\vy 29 in Felda on Private Road.
2BR/1BA HOME w/screened porch and tile flooring $240,000 10+/- ACRES NFAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
$89,900 MANUFACTURED HOMEin +3 Acres. Muse Road! Builin. $380,000
SHORT SALEI 3Br/2Ba Manufactured Ihome on 1 $259,000 i
Acre. $92,500 3BR/2BA REMODELED HOME on .-t+/- gor- GORGEOUS RANCH WITH AIRSTRIP 893 +i
4BR/3BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME in geous oak shaded acres. $279,900 acres of [Istureland v/ frontage on 1.1 Dike Road,
town. $96,900 3BR/2BA CBS on 5 Acres in thie country. $296,000 oliagar li n. hulnk lhouCse, i r 8" W ells & 100' x
/ ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78 and 3BR/2BA HOME Ion 1.37-+/- Acre! (Commerccial 3.900 grus s airstrip.
Coimmanchee 125' x 250' $99,900 Zoned, I wy Frontage. $399,500 COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
3BR/2BA HOME w/screened porch & fenced back 8,8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720! COMMERCIAL PROPERTYI Store w/full kitchen
yard. $119,900. 3Br/llBa CBS I(Ionic. $490,000. oni I vlxy 29 Southtll. $449,000
3BR/2BA HOME IN THE CITY Make offer! 20+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY w/.1IBrli2a man- INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent investment
$124,500 w/$2,000 Carpet Allowance at closing! ufacturedl home n plus )ole blarn. $550,000 opportunity 3 Steel buildings ion 1.59+/- acres
MOVE IN READY! 3Br/2Ba Home, recentl-y remod- SBR/4BA HOME huilt in 200 1 (o 20+/- Acres, i\/277 fiontage (o I livx 29. $850,000


S$240,000 3BD/2BA- Mobile home
on'5+/- acres.


Call for more info on:
Acreage- $119,900- $695,000
Homesites- $9,999 $12,000
Commercial- $344,900
$2,750,000.


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Church Brief


LABLL ARA EA 'ESTTE UID


" 3BD/2BA home on a canal,
" 3BD/2BA Riverfront home with 2
car garage & screened lanai.
. 3BD/2BA Riverfront home with
dock, boat lift &detached workshop
. 2BD/2BA, furnished river front
home in LaBelle.
RENTALS CURRENTLY AVAILAUE
" 2BD/IBa mobile home,
" 3BD/2BA, 2-story on 4 acres, fur-
nished old farmhouse.
* 4BD/3Ba 2 story on I acre
Commercial 900+/- sq ft office
space in the city of LaBelle -
$iooo/Month
Port LaBelle Homes:
Starting at $750


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008 /



Area professionals learning to understand taxes at workshop


On Monday, September 15,
the Honorable Kristina Kulpa held
a workshop on "Understand-
ing Your Taxes" at the Board of
County Commissioners Room in
the Courthouse. Several citizens


from LaBelle at
professional rea
and bankers.
Ms. Dena Pit
praiser explain
Value is develop


tended plus local Appraiser's office derives Sales
l estate associates and Mass Appraisal. After all of
the information is gathered and
ttman, Senior Ap- the office is sure it has followed at
ed how Market the guidelines required for the Tax
ped and how the Roll it is submitted to the Dept. of
Revenue for roll approval.
*1, -. Ms. Pittman also pointed out
that the Property Appraiser fol-
lows the strict principles of The
International Association of As-
sessing Officers (IAAO), of which
Ms. Kulpa is a certified member.
.. The IAAO standards are used


world wide and are accepted by
the Dept. of Revenue. IAAO mem-
bers are expected to adhere to the
highest ethical standards. They
are required to have five years
experience in the assessing pro-
fession, successful completion
of 180 hours of IAAO courses,
workshops, and seminars. The
certification must be renewed ev-
ery five (5) years with continuing
education classes.
Ms. Janice Lundy, Administra-
tive Assistant gave an explanation


of the exemptions found on your
TRIM Notice and how they apply
to the different taxing authorities.
Danny Pellicer, Asst. Chief
Deputy then explained to every-
one the actual TRIM Notice and
what Rolled-Back Rate means.
Mr. Pellicer also went on to ex-
plain appeal process, petitions for
value and hearings for millage.
Ms. Kulpa would like to thank
everyone that attended the work-
shop, The Caloosa Belle for run-
ning the articles. A very special


Thank You to Forrey Grill and
Bridge Street Coffee and Tea
House for the donation of gift cer-
tificates, which were won by Er-
nie Redish and Mitch Johnson.
If you were not able to attend
the workshop and would be inter-
ested in Ms. Kulpa holding anoth-
er one please contact our office in
Labelle toll free at 863-983-1591
or you can send an email to ap-
praiser@hendrypa.com. You
may also view the presentation
on their Web site.


Submitted 'photo
Hendry County Property Appraiser Kristina Kulpa listens in-
tently as LaBelle resident Craig Bartoshuk makes a point.

Community Briefs


Meet the candidates Claim lost animals


in Pioneer
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 information call 983-9544.

Sunday dinner at VFW
Sunday, Sept. 28 you are in-
vited to Sunday dinner of beef
briskett with all the fixin's at VFW
Post 10100, next to the rodeo
grounds. Cost is $7. The dining
room is smoke free.


SOne pony found in Montura
and three horses found off Case
Road in LaBelle. If these could
be your animals, please contact
Inv. Aaron Angell with the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Ag Unit at
674-4060 or 983-1440.

Lincoln-Reagan dinner
Saturday, Sept. 27, the GOP
will celebrate its annual Lincoln-
Reagan Day Dinner at the LaBelle
Civic Center. Meet and greet at 6
p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$35 per person. Seating is limited,
first come first served. Republican
nominee for Congressional Dis-
trict 16 Tom Rooney will be key-
note speaker. To register: Hendry
County rec@hendryrepublican.
net 675-9396; Glades County:
dsl@myglades.com 675-8850.


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I80 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
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HOMES
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 4BD/4 full and 2 half
bath estate abounds w/ signature appointment, inc. 22'
ceilings, home on.i,.: 1h, 1., I..,,,, I &informal dining,
wet bar, den, game room & huge master suite. Also fea-
turing back up generator & unattached 5 bay garage.
Call for the expansive details. $1,550,000
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets,
screen porch on front & back of home. Florida room
overlooks a stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced,
40x60 metal workshop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room!
$699,000
3BR/2BA home sitting amongst spectacular oaks on 7.57
acres. Home features spacious kitchen with island,
breakfast area, separate dining, office/playroom.
Storage shed and 45x45 pole barn, fenced and cross-
fenced. $499,900
2 story, 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities
exist w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C &
newer Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn
w/ workshop. Horses are welcome! $439,000
Picture perfect 3 br/2.5 ba home on an acre in Old Fort
Denaud. Features split floor plan, formal dining room,
large open kitchen, 10' ceilings, self-cleaning in-ground
pool on screened lanai. Attached and separate air con-
ditioned garages. $400,000
3BR/2BA home on 7.67 fenced acres. 24x100 pole barn
enclosed on 3 sides, 37x50 barn with stalls, fenced and
cross fenced. $399,900
3/2 CBS home in small residential S/D. Oversized
garage, indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms, large
master suite, great room, breakfast room, tile/wood
flooring, & lanai. $399,900
In the city and close to everything this spacious 3/2
brick home with 40x20 caged pool on oak filled lot is
designed for comfort. Custom cabinets, solid surface
countertops, brick fireplace, two storage sheds and a
fenced back yard. $325,000
Caloosa Estates. Treat your family to this beautiful 3371 sq
ft. CBS 3BD/2BA pool home located on a cul-de-sac.
Features are a galvalume roof, den, tile floors, Silestone
countenops, wood burning fireplace, soaring ceilings
&generous room sizes. Designed with energy efficiency in
mind, this home is a true gem. $318,000


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3/2/1 RYE CT Port LaBelle $750/M
3/1/ICAR S. Edgewater (grass mowed)
$800/M
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THIS 3/2 HOME features a separate Garden 2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh
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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On October 9, 2008 At 7:00p.m.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
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 Havei, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


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********** HOMES **********
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh
paint, ceramic tile and upgrades thru out.
$165,000.
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move
into. $139,970.
* Ce gl' lan,
spacio.sVofrd 009"g r. o.
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
$114,900.
* CorpgEoe, owned! Ia ,ell,0, 5,,,C 3/2
split UD T' l d Ilkdi and
much more. $111,900.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $105,000.
* Corporate Owned! 3/2 CBS home with split
floor O car
garage MR99ls e feM.W elle.
$105,000 ,
* Corporate owned! Located only minutes
form tPD ERk,G0M ft CT ac.
$104,W.
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt
home, w/covered carport, fenced yard and in
move in condition. $99,655.
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner
lot. $95,000.
* Nice 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Ceramic tile,
upgraded kitchen cabinets & appliances.
$94,900.


* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to
far from town. $89,900.
* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS located in
Lehigh Acres. Near shopping,,schools and
only minutes form Ft Myers. $78,000.
* 3/2 CBS Lehigh home on corner lot and
only minutes from Ft Myers. $72,000
* BANK OWNED! 3BR/2B home located in
the prestigious river front subdivision of Quail
Run. Features include fenced back yard,
screened porch, ceramic tile and much more.
$69,900
* Lehigh 3/2 well maintained home on over-
sized corner lot. $64,400
* Handyman Special! 2/1.5 in Port LaBelle.
CloseU NDR sCOB TRAtl ing.
$39,900.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work...
but is priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres has it all, from it spacious family room
w/stone fireplace, master suite w/ office, cov-
ered porch, and fencing for horses. This one is
a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home. Features a warm comfortable living
room w/gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, front


& real covered porches. $250,000
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller. $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
manufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of
living area ready for occupancy. SELLER
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008


LMS cross country does well


On Friday, Sept. 19, the La-
Belle Middle school boys and
girls cross country team partici-
pated in the First Baptist Acad-
emy, Lions Classic.
The two-mile race was run at
First Baptist Academy in Naples.
The LMS girls dominated the
competition sweeping the top


four places: first Jasmin Gon-
zalez, second Cory Taylor, third
Selina Barren, fourth Haley Ste-
phens. Mariela Gomez was sev-
enth and Jerica Sims ninth.
There were over 100 girls run-
ning from seven schools in Col-
lier County.
In the boys race, Nick Lore-


do won and Carlos Suarez was
fourth, anchoring the boys team
that won the second place tro-
phy.
The team will be in Naples
this Friday, September 26 at 4:00
p.m, in the Seahawk Invitational
at the Community School of
Naples.


Cowboys making most of off week


By Patty
Brant
Caloosa Belle
The LaBelle
Cowboys took
a beating at the
hands of Bishop
Verot Friday,
Sept. 12, 33-0. Andre
It was the third Jones
loss this season
for the hometown team, but new
Head Coach Hal Bennett is not
deterred. a
"We're better than the -team
we played Friday night easily a
touchdown better," he said.
"That's on paper and as you
know football games aren't
played on paper, they're played
on grass," he added.
Even so, Coach Bennett found
some high points in his team's
performance.
"I thought special teams did
a good job," he said. He felt that
punter Chris Garcia looked good
and long snapper Carlton Sum-


Colten
Summerlin


Chris
Garcia


merlin had excellent snaps.
Coach Bennett also has great
plans for the Cowboys' new kick
returned, sophomore Taylor Jor-
dan, and praised Josh Allen, who
was just moved from linebacker
to defensive line.
"It's a different world down
there. The way he stepped up is
a testament not only to his ability
but to his character. They couldn't
block him," Coach said proudly.
Junior defensive tackle Andre
Jones also had a good game.
Coach Bennett is looking to
the future. "We're going to work
on becoming a team," he said.
"We have some internal prob-


Jordan Josh
Taylor Allen
lems we're going to address and
correct... some of the kids have
personal issues they have to put;
aside and play for the team."
This is a bye week for the
Cowboys and Coach Bennett said
they would use it to take a good
look at themselves adding, "We
had a great team meeting over
the weekend."
The Cowboys are preparing to
go on the road and meet Arcadia
DeSoto Oct. 3. Coach Bennett said
DeSoto is always a tough team.
They are also in the same classifi-
cation as LaBelle, so he's looking
at the game as a good measuring
stick for his young team.


Suominlea 'noto


LHS Boys Cross County team.


Submitted Photo


LHS Girls Cross Country team.


Sport Shorts

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
863-675-2096.


LHS Junior Varsity


holds Evangel Christian


LaBelle High School's Junior
Varsity Cowboys held firm against
Evangel Christian Sept. 11. It was
7-0, Cowboys, going into the sec-
ond quarter when the visitors hit
pay dirt with a touchdown of their
own.
The Cowboys prevented 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 remain 7-6.
The Cowboys held firm, deny-
ing them any more points with
a third quarter interception near


the visitors' goal. A Cowboy fum-
ble almost cost the home team,
but the Cowboys saved the day. A
last ditch field goal attempt by the
Tigers was thwarted.
(This story was run inaccu-
rately last week. Please accept the
Caloosa Belle's apologies.)



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Pre-game practice
The LaBelle Middle School Broncos got in a little practice
before their match-up against Glades Day on Sept. 17. The
Broncos bested the visitors in two out of three sets: 25-10
and 15-4; while Glades Day took the second match, 25-19.


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Submitted photos


Great students
Students of.the month were recently selected for the first
month of the school year. Students selected from grades 3
to 5 include Joanna Flores, Luz Flores, Mariano Hernandez,
Juan Raya, Aaliyah Smith and Angel Vasquez in row one. Row
two includes Angel Browning, Bernice Miranda, Maura Lof-
ton, Annalysa Montes, Jannell Ramirez and Stephanie Ben-
itez and in the third row are Edgar Vasquez, Megan Carter,
Janet Raya, Juan Valadez and Alejandro Maitinez. Congratu-
lations to our exceptional students.


Students of the month
Students from grades k-3 at LaBelle Elementary Schoo -se-
lected as students. of the month included Alexander Garcia,
Yesenia Perez-Valenzuela, Guadalupe Garcia, Hunter Master-
son, Pedro Maciel and Charlie Broughton in row one. In row
two are Brandon Flack, Trey Mills, Stephen Howard, Humber-
to Trejo, Jennifer Jimenez and Elisabeth Raya. Row three in-
cludes Nayeli Erreguin, Arnulfo Villacana, Madelyon Lofton,
Mariana Alvarado, Kimberly Aguilar and Marcos Perez.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Grand Old Opening
The Republican Party of Hendry County celebrated the
opening of its headquarters in LaBelle on Saturday, Sept.
20, with a ribbon cutting and of course some tasty food.
The headquarters, located at 192 Main Street, will house
volunteers making phone contacts and the coordination
of neighborhood walks. It will be headquarters for anyone
needing Republican campaign information. Pictured from
left: Tom Corbitt, who will manage the office and is with
the Veterans for McCain group; Marianne Bartlett, Hendry-
Glades Women for McCain-Palin chairwoman; Mel Karau,
Republican State Committeeman; Kristina Kulpa, Republi-
can State Committeewoman and incumbent/candidate for
Property Appraiser; Steve Nesbitt, Chairman of the Hen-
dry County Republican Party; Jennifer Davis, candidate
for Clerk of Courts; Bob Egley, candidate for Superinten-
dent of Schools; and Tris Chapman, candidate for County
Commissioner District #3. Incumbent and candidate for
Sheriff Ronnie Lee was not available for the photo. You
can call the GOP LaBelle office at 612-0015.


Community Briefs

Prefile now for 2009 LaBelle office at 863-675-5270 or
Clewiston at 863-983-3178.
Property Appraiser Kristina
SKulpa would like to remind you
that you can pre-file for your Humane Society: Help
2009 tax exemptions now. You do
'not have to wait until January 2, homeless pets
[2009, to file. If you file early you People who love pets but can-
can avoid the rush, the waiting in not adopt one for one reason or
line and perhaps even forgetting another now have another way
to file and missing out on the ex- to help. Caloosa Humane Society
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to has justadded a feature to its pet
;5 p.m. Monday through Friday. list on Petfinder.cm called Spon-
SPlease stop by during those hours sor a Pet. With a simple click of a
and put your filing for tax exemp- button, a visitor can make a do-
tionS behind you. nation to a pet's care. To see pets
If you have any questions on available to sponsor, visit www.
Spre-filing for 2009 you can call the dogncat.petfinder.com .


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281 S. Bridge St., LaBelle (863) 675-4250
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Saturday, September 27
from 7:30a.m to 9:00a.m.
Call 1-888-673-8838 F,,r Mi.:r., ,ni .ra,,,
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Return SBA disaster loan Lunch Menu


applications by Oct. 27


ATLANTA More than $1 mil-
lion in U. S. Small Business Ad-
ministration Disaster Assistance
Loans have been approved for
residents and business owners
in Florida who were affected by
Tropical Storm Fay on August 18
and continuing.
"Currently, 53 home and busi-
ness disaster loans have been ap-
proved in the amount of
$1,249,200 for affected survi-
vors," said Frank Skaggs, Director
of SBA Field Operations Center
East. "We are pleased to be able
to get these loans approved so the
residents and businesses of Flori-
da can start rebuilding and begin
resuming their normal lives."
Survivors are urged to regis-
ter with FEMA by calling 1-800-
621-3362 (FEMA). "If you were
issued an SBA loan application,
complete and return the applica-
tion to the SBA, even if you don't
want a loan. If the SBA is not able
to approve a home loan, you will
b.e referred -to FEMA for possible.
grant assistance. I encourage
anyone who has not completed
their'disaster loan application, to
complete and return the applica-
tion before the filing deadline of
October 27th," Skaggs added.
Disaster loans up to $200,000
are 'available to homeowners to
repair or replace damaged or de-
stroyed real estate. Homeown-
ers and renters are eligible up to
$40,000 to repair or replace dam-
aged or destroyed personal prop-
erty.
Businesses and non-profit or-
ganizations of any size may bor-
row up to $2 million to repair or
replace damaged or destroyed
real estate, machinery and equip-
ment, inventory, and other busi-
ness assets. The SBA can also
lend additional funds to help with
the cost.of making improvements
that protect, prevent or minimize
the same type of disaster damage
in the future:
For small businesses, and most
private, non-profit' organizations
of all sizes, the SBA offers Eco-
nomic Injury Disaster Loans to
help meet working capital needs
caused by the disaster. Economic
Injury Disaster Loan assistance is
available regardless of whether
the business suffered any physi-
cal property damage.
Interest rates are as low as
2.875 percent for homeowners
and renters and 4 percent for
businesses with terms up to 30
years. Loan amounts and terms
are set by the SBA and are based
upon each applicant's financial
condition.

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SBA Disaster Assistance Tops
$1 Million;
Urges Return of Disaster Loan
Applications
To be considered for all forms
of disaster assistance, survi-
vors must first call the Federal
Emergency Management Agen-
cy (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA
(3362).
Individuals and businesses un-
able to visit one of the Centers in
person may obtain information
and loan applications by calling
the SBA's Customer Service Cen-'
ter at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-
8339 for the hearing impaired),
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. EDT, or by mailing
our customer service center at
disastercustomerservice@sba.
gov. Business loan applications
can also be downloaded from
the SBA website atwww.sba.gov/
services/disasterassistance. Com-
pleted applications should be
returned to the Center or mailed
to: U.S. Small Business Adminis-
tration, Processing and Disburse-
ment Center, 14925 Kingspor:
Road, Fort Worth, TX. 76155.
Survivors may also apply on-
line for disaster loans from. SBA's
secure website at https://disaster-
loan.sba.gov/ela/
The filing deadline to return
applications for physical property
damage is October 27, 2008. The
deadline to return economic in-
jury applications is May 26, 2009.


Christ the King
Lutheran Church


"Where everybody is Somebody --
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study

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www.christthekinglabelle.ws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78

Rick Murphy

Superintendent

te, Nov. 4th
says I'm voting for Papa Rick!
kmurphy521 @yahoo.com
cell 561-248-8100
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Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of Sept.
25-Oct. 2
LaBelle area schools
Primary grades
Thursday, Sept. 25: Popcorn
chicken, baked potato tots, apple-
sauce, dinner roll, choice of milk
Friday, Sept. 26: Hot Cuban
sandwich, lettuce, toriato, and
pickles, corn, watermelon, choice
of milk
Monday, Sept. 29: Chicken
corn dog, baked beans, orange
pineapple juice, choice of milk
Tuesday, Sept 30: Breaded
chicken, rice, chicken gravy, broc-
coli, banana, dinner roll, choice
of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 1:
Thursday, Oct. 2:


Secondary grades
Thursday, Sept. 25: Chicken
corn dog, baked beans, cole slaw
with dressing, strawberry slush,
choice of milk
Friday, Sept. 26: Hot Cuban
sandwich, baked potato tots, veg-
etable cup, diced pears, Ranch
dressing, sugar cookie, choice of
milk
Monday, Sept. 29: Shrimp
poppers, mac and cheese, green
beans, diced peaches, dinner roll,
choice of milk
Tuesday, Sept 30: Tacos,
lettuce and tomato, salsa, corn,
Shape up, choice of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 1:
Thursday, Oct. 2:


Educational Briefs


LES Council to meet
LaBelle Elementary 'School
Advisory Council will meet in the


13i I


conference room Monday, Oct. 6,
at 3:00 p.m.
Hope to see you there.


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Florida Greenways and Trails Month
in October


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
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ADOPTION Caring, loving, fi-
nancially secure couple is
looking to adopt a baby.
Medical, living expenses
paid, counseling. Call Karen
@ Atty. Brenner Office
(800)362-9660 Confidential
#260101.


DOG Small, Black w/White
Chest & Paws: Possible Lab
Mix. Vie. of CaLoosa Es-
tates. (863)675-7766
FOUND 1 ponly-in Montura
and 3 horses found off Case
Rd. in LaBelle. If these could
be your animals, please con-
tact Inv. Aaron Angell with
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Ag Unit at 674-4060
or 983-1440.
WEDDING BAND, found in the
vicinity of First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee. Call'
to claim (863)357-6691


CAT Ig, silver grey long hair,
long plume tail, 151bs, vicof
N. Missouri & Oklahoma.
Call (863)675-6369


COCONUT TREE LOG -17ft by
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Non-Runners Accepted,
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FREE PUPPIES Blk lab/Gold
Ret puppies free to good
homes, leave message if no
answer. (863)697-6840
KITTENS Free to GREAT
homes only! Dont call if you
cant provide a good home!
(863)801-3561
KITTENS 5, males, all shots,
on Revolution. To good
home. Free Cat condo if you
take all 5 (863)673-0496
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Em loyment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




Skilled Trades
South Florida Water
SManagement District
Industrial Electrician
Clewiston, FL
HS/GED and 2+ years' exp.
as licensed journeyman
electrician.
For more information and to
apply, visit our website at
www.sfwmd.gov. Job
Reference NB50101215.
EOE.
UPSCALE STYLIST FOR UP-,
SCALE SALON. GREAT OP-
PORTUNITY 675-4443
WANTED: Full-time, live-in
caregiver to care for elderly
male Alzheimer's patient in
my home in Alva, FL. Patient
is Spanish/English speaking.
Call 239-633-0077 or e-mail
GoDusty@hotmail.com



Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneurial professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings
potential. Please contact:
meredith.brewer@colonial-
life.com or call
(904)424-5697.


Empoyen
Full Tim


UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION


FARM MECHANIC-TEMP

Responsibilities
* Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance
and inspections on heavy machinery.
*Operates hydraulic excavators.
* Experience with trucks, farm machinery and
other diesel equipment.

Email your resume or brief summary
of experience to:

Jdooley@ussugar.com
Fax: 863-902-2889
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


A~-ope
Hospice and Community Services
SLicensed by the State of'lorida in 1981
RECRUITING OPEN HOUSE

Join us on Friday, September 26th
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

LPN's
Professional Relations Coordinator
RN Admissions Part Time
RN Patient Homes
Social Services Counselor

Visit our office
100 S.W.C. Owens Ave.
Clewiston, FL

100% Paid Benefits.Provided
Medical, Dental, Life,
Disability, Retirement Plan
Up to 26 Paid Days Off Annually
Let us tell you about our full
benefits package

Email Resume:
careers(a)hopehospice.org
or Fax Toll Free 1-866-604-8081
-or-
Request Application' at
Hope Hospice
100 S.W.C. Owens Ave.,
Clewiston, FL 33440
1-866-604-8080
Applications also available
online at:
www.hopehospice.org/Careers.htm
EOE
Drug Free


Emlymn
Full Tim


Emlymn
Full Tim


p UNITED STATES
SSUGAR
r CORPORATION

Control Chemist Seasonal

$20.47 per hour

Primary Function:

Operate all laboratory equipment, perform all required
chemical/physical tests on raw material, intermediate,
and final products from the Raw Sugar factory, log the
tests results in written form or in a computer file, cali-
brate the laboratory equipment according to the calibra-
tion schedule, cover for the Cane Payment Chemist in
his/her absence, maintain the laboratory clean, in' order,
and according to Good Laboratory Practices, and gener-
ate laboratory reports as required.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. The
Company is headquartered on the southern shore of
Florida's Lake Okeechobee between Fort Myers and
West Palm.

For Immediate consideration:

Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
FAX 863-902-2889
Apply online at www.ussugar.com

I HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
'"'Where It'sIffA6bout qettigf (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
'of expertise.-
www.hend9yregional.org
Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

ASSISTANT IN PLANT PATHOLOGY
.The University of Florida SWFREC Immokalee is
seeking qualified applicants to assist its research
and extension, programs in plant pathology.
Duties would include setup and data collection in
field and laboratory experiments, and plant and
pathogen maintenance. Pesticide' applicators
license or ability'to acquire one within 3 months.
of employment required. Prior training and expe-
rience in plant pathology, agriculture, or related
field preferred. Salary commensurate with qualifi-
cations. Please mail or fax resume to
UF/IFAS/SWFREC, 2686 SR 29 N., Immokalee,
FL 34142-9515 (fax: (239) 658-3469). Attention
Ms. K. Sytsma.


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Emplymen


PART TIME POSITION
Plant Pathology Laboratory Technician:
University of Florida, Southwest Florida Research
and Education. Center, Immokalee, Florida.
Process plant samples for molecular analysis.
Operate analytical equipment, manage data, and
perform basic laboratory tasks. Bachelor's degree
preferred. Minimum qualifications: high school
diploma and two years appropriate experience.
College course work orvocational/technical train-
ing may substitute equivalently for the required
experience. Wage range $8-$12 per hour. Please
mail or fax resume to UF/IFAS/SWFREC, 2686
SR 29 N., Immokalec, FL 34142-9515 (fax: (239)
658-3469). Attention Ms. K. Sytsma.


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and Canada. Get paid to trav-
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
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pumps, great benefits, com,
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Need 2 years experience.
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today's paper. Have you
looked tor It?


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35-41cpm Earn over $1000
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Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent
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S CARPET &
.UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Handyman 20+ years experience
Locally owned & Operated
863-675-7297


No Truck Driver Experience-No
Problem. Wil-Trans Trucking
Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsored CDL
Training. Be OTR in Three
Weeks. (888)368-1205.
Must be 23.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


All Cashll! $500-$8500 Pos-
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Products. No Explaining.
CALL NOW!!!,
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INCOME & YOUR REWARDS!
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$1000/day returning phone
calls. Not MLM. No buying
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moral and ethical. www.my-.
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(888)276-8596.

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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If ybu have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



IF YOU NEED
HOUSEKEEPING
SERVICES
Full Time & Part
time Services.
(863)612-5037



DELIVER OUR
PRECIOUS CARGO:
,Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115

'Fines ener


SEPT IS
REUNION MONTH
RE-SIGN-UP
$20
863-675-8446
439 Hwy 80 LaBelle, FL




GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
(863)675-1166
863)673-6388


SKIPPER'S TRACTOR Service
Bush-hogging, mowing,
loader work, landscaping,
sodding (863) 673-5784n

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
fleds.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
-No wonder newspaper
readers 'are more suc-
cessful people


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance.Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
.Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730'
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER Window
type. 6,000 BTU. Fedders.
Cold air. $50 (863)824-0801
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like new. $850
firm (863)763-3932
$ WE BUY $
AC Compressors,
Elec Motors, $5/ea
(863)233.9711
(863)234-9869


ROSEVILLE POTTERY -.$1000
or will sell separate
(863)467-6984 NO dealers


DRYER White Gas Whirlpool
dryer like new. Pick up in Al-
va. $100. (760)702-2652
FREEZER Kenmore 5 Sq Ft
Chest Type Like New $125.
(863)467-0734
FREEZER, WHIRLPOOL -
Chest, like new, $100. Call
863-612-6575
REFRIGERATOR good condi-
tion, asking $75
(863)697-0845
REFRIGERATOR, GE 18 cu.
ft., brand new, $350. Call
863-801-1620
STOVE 40", 5 burner, gas,
with dbl. oven convection
oven, Kenmore, $500.
(772)463-5760/341-1460
STOVE Kenmore, clock tim-
er, self cleaning oven, every-
thing works, white w/black
trim, $65 (863)675-0104
STOVE GE Brand new, elec-
tric, $300 or best offer. Call
863-801-1620
WASHER Top loading. Looks
brand new. Works perfect.
$50. (863)517-0846
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778 *
WHIRLPOOL REFRIG. In Cle-
wiSton 25cu.ft. Cools,bqt 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
$1200. (863)673-4851


TANNING BED Wolfe, older
model, needs new bulbs &
bottom plexiglass, $500 or
best offer (863)467-2844


3 wheel adult bicycle, in good
condition, basket in rear,
hand brakes, good tires $50
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee



STORAGE CONTAINER New
8x15 storage container
$1700. (863)673-8373



Beautiful Steel Buildings
Utility, Industrial, Commercial
Discounted, Can Erect
Local Consultant
www.scg-grp.com
Source#15M
Phone: 561-644-3056
METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to choose from.'Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
oastSupply.com.


PLYWOOD (50 sheets) 3/4
form plywood for concrete.
Both sides veneer. $1300 or
best offer(863)801-4529
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


BERBER CARPET blue, ap-
prox. 9x12, good condition,
$20. (863)467-6984


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
STROLLER, High Chair, Baby
Set, Youth Seat & Precious
Moments Set. $85 will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.


DRESS SKIRTS 5, excellent
condition, size 8-10, $25 for
all. Call 863-763-9410



COMPUTER Black Dell, fast,
XT Pro, 2000+ Ninetndo
games, $150 Call
(863) 517-2782 Tony
Dell computer- Windows Me,
back up programs, discs &
books, w/) desk $100
(863)484-0239 Okeechobee
MONITOR: KDS 19", CRT,
Beige. Used 1 week. $75.
Excellent condition.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
SCANNER: UMAX, Like new!
Works w/ Pentium 1 & II
Mother board computers.
$35 (863)675-4970 Iv. msg.

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COMPUTER DESK glass top
& keyboard pull out shelf,
black & grey $70
(863)763-7807
Dining- Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$400 (863)801-9379 OKEE
DINING TABLE Wooden, with
matching hutch, good condi-
tion. $125 (863)885-1161
DRESSER & Dressing Table
w/mirros Wood dresser
and dressing table with
mirrors refinished with dark
walnut stain and new pulls.
Will sell separately $600.
(863)467-0094
JAMESON VITA PEDIC CLAS-
SIC TWIN MATT & BOX-
SPRING with headboard,
$1.00 (863)467-8483
LANAI CHAIR & END TABLE -
$30 for both In good condi-
tion (863)357-4195
LARGE CHERRY Entertainment
Center (hotel style) Good
condition, deep for large tv,
sliding drawers; pick up only
$150. (561)261-1475
(561)261-2434
LOVESEAT/RECLINER leath-
er, very good condition,
$350 or best offer.
(863)763-6706
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
full sz., used in spare bed-
room, frame included, $100.
(863)357-0709
RECLINER Burgundy, good
condition, $35. Call
863-214-3850
RECLINING SOFA like new,
floral/burgundy/dark green,
$300. (863)763-5422 or
(863)610-1122
SLEEPER SOFA double, ask-
ing $35 (863)214-3850
SOFA & LOVESEAT Comfort
Convertible Serta sleeper w/
full -size matt, Must see .
$300 (863)467-8483
TABLE with 4 chairs & small
matching hutch, good con-
dition, $200. (863)763-5422
or (863)610-1122
TWIN BEDS (2) Fairly brand
new, paid $900, asking $450
for both. (863)697-3096
TWO LEATHER Sofas Two
tan leather couches, good
condition. $200/neg.
(863)801-4875-



COUGAR GOLF CLUBS & BAG
MEN'S LEFT HANDED $75/or
best offer. (863)675-6657


1911 SUBCOMPACT Stainless
45 Para-Ordinance P10-45
One Box Fired, Will TRADE
$550/firm. (772)461-8822
COLT AR15 Match Target -
never fired 24" Stainless 2x9
Scope Bull Barrel will TRADE
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer. Holds upto
4. Great Condition $25.
(863)634-6601
RUGER P90 45 ACP $400
(863)674-0613



AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784



HOT WATER Heater, Rheem,
low profile, 20 gallons, new,
perfect for camping, $125.
Call 863-612-9233


LUGGAGE SET brand new,
hunter green, 2 pc., $100.
(863)467-5500


PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors w/4 white,
widker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640
PATIO SET 7pc, Martha
Stewart, 2 glass top tbls, 4
padded chrs & couch, good
cond $100 (863)467-1539


Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 E-mail
cofstampa@gmail.com.
HARMAR Electric Mobility Lift
-$500. Call 863-532-1325
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
SCOOTER Golden Champion
II, electric, $500. Call
863-532-1325


22" Chrome Rims with 305
Komuo tires, 6 lug, only
5,000 miles, $1300
(863)288-7310 Askfor Terry
AB LOUNGE Ab Lounge in
excellent condition. Used
maybe 5 times, $50.
(863)357-6315 .
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Crminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turanline.com.
FILE CABINET 2 drawer, HY-
DRAULIC HAIR CUTTING
CHAIR, $55 or sell separate
(863)763-0141 after 5pm
FUEL TANK 53 gallon, I-
shaped, with electric pump,
$250. (863)634-4758
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,.
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di,-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
REESE HITCH for Toyota Tun-
dra pickup truck $75.
(863)763-2692
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1700. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & 'sun
room. Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has .2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
WELDER Lincoln 220v Stick
Welder $100/firm.
(863)357-5837



FENDER PRINCETON guitar
amp with effects, like new,
$200. Call (863)763-1878
French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
GUITAR AMPLIFIER Fender,
Front man 212R. 100 watts,
Excellent condition w/cover.
$225 (863)763-8667
TELECASTER replacement
neck like new, $60. Call
863-763-1878



TYPEWRITER like brand new
$25 (863)763-8790


35 GALLON. Hex Fish Tank -
Call for info. $50/firm.
(863)763-7029
ALUM DOG BOX 69x26x22,
3 lots, paid $650 will sell
for $550 (863)467-0423 or
(863)610-0985
DOG BOX with double swing
door. Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
PIG Domesticated, must sell,
$25. Call Rob at
772-577-0283 (Okeecho-
bee)



AERATOR SYSTEM Salt wa-"
ter system, $600. Call
863-612-6575


BIG DISH sat.rec-dsr922


comp system $1200/or best
offer. (772)807-0644
(772)878-8321


SEWING MACHINE Brothers,
never used much, $50
(863)763-8790


GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200. Call
863-674-0579
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer. (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026


BOSE CINEMATE Digital Home
Theater Speaker System
NEW in box. $425.
(863)763-2692
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Techwood, 1500 watts,
speakers incld. $1000 or
best offer (863)634-2790


SONY 65" TV- twin picture -
works perfect $800.
(863)983-8572
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
.condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


GENERATOR 16KW w/Tank.
250 gallons, Tank is full,
Asking $4000
(863)467-5567 Okeechobee
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, 11 hp briggs,
runs good, starts easy
$175. (863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $450
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR Pramac, 7500
hp, used only 8hrs, paid
$1300 sell for $800
(863)763-3451


AIRBOATS 2 hulls & 4 mo-
tors, remote control, com-
plete, $400 or best offer.
(863)634-0018
HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
Regular Adult size. Great
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601
PLAY MOBILE 123 TRAIN SET
asking $20 (863)763-7807
TMAX TRUCKS (2) 1 com-
plete, run, $300'or best.of-
fer.. (863)634-0018


Agriculture I



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




FORD TRACTOR ENGINE -
2000 series, gas engine re-
built, $500 (239)657-5271


HORSE FOR SALE $500
(863)675-2992
QUARTER HORSE MIX- 3 year
old, red, $600 or best offer.
Call 863-467-6122 or
863-634-9433
QUARTER HORSES 1 with
foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate. Call
863-674-1234

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DISC for a tractor, $300. Call
239-321-9599 from
S6pm-7:30pin
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diesel w/3pt photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



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



DUPLEX 2BR, in the Belmont
area of LaBelle, nice neigh-
borhood, convenient loca-
tion, very reasonable.
(863)673-4630
LABELLE Nice 1BR, 1BA, in
town, AC, W/D, NO Pets,
$500/mo. (863)517-0764


CHARMING DOWNTOWN OF-
FICE, MASSAGE THERA-
PIST, HAIR OR BARBER
SALON 675-4443



COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
RENT with office space on
heavy industrial property.
(239)633-0744


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STORM REPLACEMENT
OR REPAIR?
Factory Direct, Immediate Delivery!
Park Model,'2 or 3 bedrooms
with Florida rooms, carports,
sheds or demolition.
Insurance Claims or Financing

FEMA / SBA or Other



Prestige Home Center

1-877-507-1122
AkforGM,


SHOP FOR LEASE Electric,
overhead doors, bathroom,
25x50 or 50x50. Off of Cow-
boy Way. (863) 675-3010



3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5708.
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, 1ba,
Must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
COUNTRY VILLAGE
2br, 2 full ba, 1 car garage.
Very nice & clean. No pets.
$800/mo (863)675-0943
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS. W/D,
$1100/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
LARGE 3BR/2BA home on 3,
ac. River with dock.
$1,000/mo. Incl. lawn care.
Must have references. Call
Sherri, 863-673-0829
LEHIGH DUPLEX 3BR, 2BA,
Excellent location near East
Lee Cnty HS: No pets. $700
mo. + sec. (239)369-9567
Lg..4BR/2BA, in town, $1200
mo. + sec. dep., avail 10/1,
(863)673-0066
OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA Du-
plex, Ig. living rm., fully car-
peted, laundry/storage, city
water & septic, Ig. yard, non-
smkg. env.,.no pets, ref's &
1 yr. lease, '$625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392

RIVERFRONT HOME
471 Old CR 78
LaBelle, Florida
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.
deposit required
Call Broker-Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946
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.
(866)823-9860.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit
863-675-1614/675-1414

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

LABELLE,RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10'$53.50 mo. incl. tx.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl, tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392

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Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
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How do you find a job In
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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale, ',. l o100E
Commercial
Property Sale 101C
Condos/
Townhouses Salel01E
Farms Sale 102C
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 103C
Investment
Property Sale 103E
Land Sale 104C
Lots Sale 104E
Open House 105C
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 106(
Real Estate Wanted106.
Resort Property -
Sale 107C
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 108(


RIVER VIEW 2 br, 2 ba, new
apple, ceramic tile floor,
closed in Florida rm, turn.
$130,000 (863)675-3010



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
863-673-0057
LaBelle
New Home Buyers
.Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
(863)675-0717.


CLEWISTON: 1.93 Acres cul-
de-sac, 250 Taft Blvd.,'509'
Frontage, w/all improvements
$90,000. 561-985-7570



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
(866)696-5263 x4576.
Beautiful 64 acre farm with
2500-/+ square foot execu-
tive home located in Thomas
County, GA. Would make a
great horse farm... 529,900.
Call Norris Bishop Realty @
(229)890-1186.
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
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE..
*LOW $ DOWN HOMES* Gov't
& Bank Repos! Little $
Down! Call Now!
(800)861-589)
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to bunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
protected .
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.
Call: (888)306-4734.'
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide'
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(330)699-2741 or
866)550-5263, Ask About
ini Vacation!
TIFTON, GEORGIA -16 acres,
10 mi east of Tifton, Ga. off
State Rd 82, Lake front, High
& Dry, partially wooded, Di-
vorce Quick Sale, $49,900
8 6 3 ) 6 7 5 0 5 0 9
239)693-1107
Get a quick response to
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ing with a classified ad.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public
hearing on the following petition on October 8, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will deter-
mine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the
application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code.
The recommendation of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County
Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held on November
12, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the City'of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W. Ventura Ave,
Clewiston, Florida.
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may
be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Petition Number: RZ08-0005
Applicant: People Who Care, Inc., represented by Rock Enterprises, Inc.
Ordinance Title: AN. ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARY
CHANGE FROM THE CONVENIENCE COMMERCIAL (C-1) ZONING DIS-
TRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT'TO
ALLOW A FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM INCLUDING
EDUCATION, COUNSELING, TEMPORARY LIVING FACILITIES, AND RELAT-
ED ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES IN AN EXISTING BUILDING ON 0.14 +/-
ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S
ERRORS: AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


Location:


1100'Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston


Property size: 0.14 acres +/-


Request:


The applicant is requesting a PUD rezone to allow a faith-based community
outreach program providing temporary living facilities, educational activities,
and counseling in an existing building. The living facilities will be temporary
and under supervision.


Legal description of subject property:
DESORIPTION: Lots 24 and 25"Block Q, of "Harlem Addition", as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida.


Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency


VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2,
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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


Mobile Hom


Clean Mobile Home,
2BR/2BA, north of the river,
$625 mo. + sec. dep.
(863)673-0066
HENDRY.COUNTY 3br, 2ba,
Cent. A/C, Remodeled.
$600. mo. + $600. Sec.
dep. 239-368-5941. Lv msg
LABELLE 3 br; a/c, shed.
$600/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or cats! Between
8am-8pm (863)673-4328
LABELLE Case Rd. on 2%
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, large deck with
bench, all drywall, newly re-
modeled with new carpet,
$150/wkly. 863-673-5704
NEW 3br/2ba doublewide in
adult community, swimming
pool, club house# & dock.
Must be 55 yrs or older to
live in this secure community
located on the river in Moore
Haven. Only $595 monthly
with $200 security Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325 -
NEW mobile homes in 55 yr
or older adult community. No
rate increase guaranteed for
3 yrs. $595 month. Call Ken-
ny (863)673-4325
PALM HARBOR
4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000 sq ft
Set-up on your lot for
$499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol / English



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
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
863-675-8888
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person In town.


Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners


Large 32x80, 4bed 2bath mo-
bile on 5 acres in Muse.
$139,900, owner financing
available. Excellent for hors--
es Lease option Call Kenny
(863)673-4325 or 675-8888
Mobile on 5 acres on F road.
Owner financing -with rea-
sonable down payment. Call
863-675-8888 or
863-673-4325 Total price
'$98,500 no credit needed
New 3bed/2bath doublewide
on half acre. $79,900 ready
to move in. Very easy financ-
ing (853)675-8888
Ortona 3BR 2 bath mobile,
only $49,900 Low down
,payment, $447 monthly
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325
SCOTBILT 4bed 2ba, 32x80.
Must see. $69,900. This is
$15K below dealer cost. Dis-
tress sale, easy financing
with low down payment
(863)675-8888 or 673-4325


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
- 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 -
91/2', 6hp Evinrude imtr., &
trailer, $800. (772)463-5760
or (772)341-1460
GHEENOE 151/ Ft w/25hp, To-
hatasu Engine, Stick Steer-
ing, Trolling motor & Trailer.
$3000 239-823-2587
IRWIN 37' center cockpit Sail-
boat, needs work, but a steal
at $5,000. Call
239-823-2587
MORGAN 24 cc fishing boat,
new Seacocks/fresh bottom,
inbrd diesel needs rebuild,
$4,500. 239-823-2587
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
(863)801-1666
TROLL MOTOR Minnkota 65,
28 Ib thrust, 5 speed, works
good, good condition, $80
(863)673-0980


COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, .21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appis,
all,hookups, walk in shower,;
$3500 (772)342-7304



FIFTH WHEEL- '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-.
thing Works, nice shape,.*
$4950 (863)697-1493


CLASSIC ANTIQUE Honda
Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $1,250
(863) 763-8642
HARLEY HERTIGAGE Softtail
Special. 4500 miles, 2 tone
green/silver, lots of chrome
& extras, must see. $13,500.
Call 863-634-7021
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER 7
Ft., New: tires, bearings. &
running lights. Single track w
/ramp. $295 (863)805-2869
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm.
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1990 -
11,000 mis. $2100
(863)673-5999



HONDA 450 R '04 needs a
starter $2000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
POLARIS 4 WHEELER 4x4,
'2000, New tires, Green,
New winch. $1000 neg.
(863)801-1666
SUZUKI 80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200. Call
863-634-7021


Automobiles

11iI1


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



96' Oldsmobile- red, 2 door,
p power windows, power
ocks, $2500 or best offer
(863)763-0268 After 5 pm
ACURA LEGEND GS '91 au-
to, sunroof, $1500
(863)675-4602


Mobile Home
Sale 'I'll









12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008





PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid- property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008 ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
NOTICE OF ELECTION year. ment dale after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of Stale of Ihe State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held (2) No assessment shall exceed just value. of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2008, for the ratification or rejection of proposed amendments to the (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess- tion.
Constitution of the State of Florida. ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
No. 1 property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess- shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2 ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership ARTICLE XII
(Legislative) of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec- SCHEDULE
Ballot Titl.e: DECLARATION OF RIGHTSn tion. SECTION 28 Prooertv tax exemption and classification and assessment of land used for conservation


Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to delete provisions authorizing the
Legislature to regulate or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, and possession of real property by
aliens ineligible for citizenship.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalien-
able rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be. rewarded
for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; axc -pt th-t tho o:.no.ohip, :nl. :t. _o, d:.poo:t:en
-nd pcoo-oo:on of real p--pcrty by a:one' cl:g:bl. fo- :t: -nohbp maby bo og :.Lt d p:oh:b:tod by law. No per-
son shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability. *
No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initiative Petition)
Ballot Title: FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT
Ballot Summary: This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as
husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized.
Financial Impact Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government revenues and expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor.
Full Text:
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal
union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget eform Commission)
Ballot Title: CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS NOT AFFECTING THE ASSESSED VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL
REAL PROPERTY
Ballot Summary: Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of changes or improve-
ments to residential real property which increase resistance to wind damage and installation of renewable ener-
gy source devices as factors in assessing the property's'value for ad valorem taxation purposes. Effective upon
adoption, repeals the existing renewable energy source device exemption no longer in effect.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION -
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is locatedcSuch portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation. '
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county ormunicipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the.provisions
of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to
new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An
exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and
improvements to real property related to the expansion-of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be
determined by general law The authority togrant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval
by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) Ey gonoral la. ad hbj-ot t. -nd:t:ono cpoo:od thoroin, there m.-y bo g-a.tod -d .alo.om ta.
oxomnptl t. -r -bl. _n."gy co..oo do.:c and to IJ property .h:-h o-oh do.:oo:o:notallod and opo-
_td, t. tho .al. f od by g:r. J I. -ott. o" d h og.a otftho.o o dovieo, -d fc- th" p- 'd .f t.
fl.odby g:i. .ill. Itt o" a dt. -yoa.o.
(dl(e)- Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provi-
sions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of his-
toric properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or
limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general
law. The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gen-
eral law.
ael4)- By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by.general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home'
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided'in this.subsection herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection prFevieen shall be changed annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of Janitly 1 of-the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be s sess'v4as provided in.this subsection here.
(4). New homestead property shall be essese,'at just vale as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, uilesthe provisions ) paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided in this subsectir ei '' -
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value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1,2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead hall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of.the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser.of $500,000 or the dif-
ference between the just value and the assessed valbe of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this sub-
section herin.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection herweie.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therdn, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may; by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection; allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for'eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natu-
ral or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduc-
tion may not exceed the lesser of the following: .
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year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law; including any change of ownership
of a legal entity thatowns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
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(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
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(2) The installation of a renewable energy source device
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE


1 Limitation on the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes -
(a) The repeal of the renewable energy source property tax exemption in Section 3 of Article VII shaJl take
effect upon approval by the voters
b) The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII authorizing the legislature to prohibit an increase in the.
assessed value of real property used for residential purposes as the result of improving the prosarty's resistance
to wind damage or installing a renewable energy source device shall take effect January 1 2009
No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 28
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OF PERPETUALLY CONSERVED LAND; CLASSIFICATION AND
ASSESSMENT OF LAND USED FOR CONSERVATION
Ballot Summary: Requires Legislature to provide a property tax exemption for real property encumbered by per-
petual conservation easements or other perpetual conservation protections, defined by general law. Requires
Legislature to provide for classification and assessment of land used for conservation purposes, and not perpet-
ually encumbered, solely on the basis of character or use. Subjects assessment benefit to conditions, limitations,
and reasonable definitions established by general law. Applies to property taxes beginning in 2010.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.-
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall
be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general
law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used
predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes may be exempted by general
law from taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state,
household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and
to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to
new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality
voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An
exemption so granted shall apply tq improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and
improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible
personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing
business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of
time for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be
determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval
by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law.
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, there may be granted an ad valorem tax
exemption to a renewable energy source device and to real property on which such device is installed and oper-
ated, to the value fixed by general law not to exceed the original' cost of the device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed ten years.
(e) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions
of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic
properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or lim-
its of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by gener-
al law.
(f) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the
Assessed value of property subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation.
(g). There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for con-
servation purposes including teal property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other per-
petual conservation protections as defined by general law
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively.
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified dy general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions limitations and reasonable definitions speci-
fied therein land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the
basis of character or use
cl(cb Pursuant to general'law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
d~(*e All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of thefollowing:
-a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. Cffy Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at justvalue as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, oi improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
..- ..., (7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of-this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1,2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either
of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just
I value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as df January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new home-
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the.dif-
ference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
Which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value'of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by-
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subpatagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for applica-
tion of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person,
e(j., The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(5flt A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed
value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results
from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more
natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse.if at least one
of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62years of age or older. Such a
reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property,
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
gl(#)- For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as.defined
by general law, which contains nine urits or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth
in subsections (a) through (dje) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including ahy change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessedfat just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection:
S(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
I bl*g For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to
the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through jd}{e).and_(gl* shall change only as provided in
this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
ment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such


exemption for
4 of Article VII
r on the basis
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CADALLIAC, 1994 Perfect!
No rips, tears or rust! Every-
thing works, $900. Call
863-763-8642

CHEVROLET Select 94 van
350 engine with wheel chair
lift body fair condition runs
good no ac $1500/or best
offer. (863)634-9433
(863)467-6122

Dodge Ram 350- 91', Diesel,
4WD, 1 ton pick up $1600
(863)357-3567 After 5pm

FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Five Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300. (863)447-5410

FORD EXPLORER 2000 4X4
A/C RUNS GREAT $3000.
(863)673-4851
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.
(863)467-7896

Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5
speed, A/C, black, sun roof,
$2500 neg (863)697-9005
or (863)532-0189

LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE
SERIES '86 78K, excellent
condition, many extras,
$2800 neg (321)225-0324

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the perfect gift. Look for
It In the raanfiueda.


Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda' Accord $500! 93
Acura Legend $500!! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.

Pontiac Grand Am 02'- V6,
runs great, looks good, AC,
CD player, PW, PL $4500
firm (863)763-7609 Okee

RED SATURN SC1 '98 great
running car, 2 dr, 5 spd, cold
AC, over 38 mpg, asking
$2400 (863)447-0837

Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,
New tires/battery, ex. cond.
$3850 neg (863)357-0224




WILLY'S JEEP WAGON 1963-
4X4, Orig. 6 cyl. Tornado en-
gine. $4500 please call.
(239)823-2587



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CHEVY K20 1975 SWB fits
Bin superlift 40 in super
swampers dual exaust da-
na60 1ton running gear
ebelbrock carb & intake
$4000/or best offer.
(334)432-0222

FORD EXPEDITION, 1997 -
4WD, leather interior, good
condition, $3,500. Call
863-302-4442


SWAMP BUGGY Chevy, .3/4
ton. $500 (561)307-7926 In
SOkeechobee.




FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank,' 360
gas, 5 speed, single ax-
le,$4750 (239)543-5887



BIG BLOCK CHEVY 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400
DODGE DUALLY, 1995 Cum-
mings diesel, you can hear
run, .$1500: Call
863-467-9336
FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4
speed, runs good, $400 or
best offer (239)657-5271
FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For
parts, $500.- Call
863-254-7292
GMC Crew Cab, 1989 Motor
needs cam shaft, good tran
& rear, $1200. Call
863:467-9336
RIMS (4) 22X9.5 Panther
Blunt & (4) Kuhmo Tires.
Mounted & balanced. Mint
cond. $1500 863-532-1886
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499


SMALL BLOCK CHEW- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400
TIRES & WHEELS (4) Cadil-
lac Escallade '07, chrome al-
loy, P265/65/R18. very nice
$800 (863)763-0944

TRANSMISSION Automatic,
C6, electric, $400. Call
863-634-1343 after 5pm
TRUCK RIMS (4)- 18", alumi-
num Ford, 6 lug, all hard-
ware included. $400 or best
offer (863)634-1545

VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts,
$750. Call 863-254-7292



DODGE RAM, 1986 -1 ton du-
ally, flat bed, goose neck,
a/c works, 116K orig. miles,
$2,500 firm. 863-697-2032
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4759
TOYOTA, 1989 4WD, great
shape, $4,500. Call
863-675-2378

TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
4-wd, a/c, 5-spd, V-6
$3500/firm. (863)634-3971
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994-
clean good truck, 4-wd, a/c,
5-spd, V-6 $3500.
(863)634-3971.

Your next job could be In
today's classifleds. Old
vou look for It?


FORP .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

HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
to.,runs good $1200/or best
offer. (863)467-8184

ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497




DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide 10ft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303

UTILITY TRAILER 5'xi3',dual
axle, fold down ramp, good
cond. $750/or best offer.
(863)467-7415

UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed, good cond. dual
axle new tires $800/neg.
(863)484-0833




PLYMOUTH 1989 V6 good
paint/tires needs some en-
gine work. $500/or best of-
fer. (863)599-0809

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGTO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THEHENDRY COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing on October 28, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E* Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Florida, to
consider the recommendation of the Local Planning Agency and to discuss an or-
dinance amending the Hendry County Land Development Code.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2dd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. II a per-
son.decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record'includes the testinlony and evi-
dence updn which the appeal is to be based.
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENRY COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-50-7, MAINTENANCE OF COP-
IES; SECTION 1-51-4.2, ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES; SECTION 1-51-5.1,
INITIATION OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE; SECTION 1-51-5.2, REVIEW OF
APPLICATION; SECTION 1-51-6, PROCEDURE FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS:'SEC-
TION 1-51-7, ADMINISTRATIVE WAIVERS; SECTION 1-51-8, PROCEDURES FOR
MEDICAL HARDSHIP SPECIAL PERMIT; SECTION 1-53-1.5, INTERPRETATION
OF ZONING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES; SECTION 1-53-2, ZONING DISTRICTS; SEC-
TION 1-53-3.5, TEMPORARY USES; SECTION 1-53-3.7, AGRICULTURAL TRAN-
SITIONAL DISTRICT; SECTION 1-53-5.2, PUD DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
PROCEDURES; SECTION 1-53-5.3 PUD APPROVAL PROCEDURES: SECTION
1-53-6.3, FENCES, HEDGES AND WALLS; SECTION 1-53-6.5, COMMUNITY
RESIDENTIAL HOMES; SECTION 1-53-6.6 MOBILE HOMES; SECTION 1-53'6.7,
AGRICULTURE IN RESIDENTIALLY ZONED DISTRICTS; SECTION 1-53-6.9, MO-
BILE HOME PARKS; SECTION 1-53-6.12, AUTO SALVAGE/JUNKYARDS AND
ABANDONED PROPERTY; SECTION 1-54-4, PROHIBITION AGAINST CONVEY-
ANCES AND DIVISIONS OF LAND AND ISSUANCE OF PERMITS IN VIOLATION OF
CHAPTER; ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW SECTION 1-54-5, LARGE LOT SUBDIVI-
SIONS; SECTION 1-58-17, PURPOSE AND INTENT OF GATEWAY OVERLAY COR-
RIDOR; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION,
INCLUSION IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS: AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
292484 CB/CN 9/25/08




Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
sfleds."


JOINT GOVERNMENTAL MEETING BETWEEN HENRY COUNTY
AND THE CITIES OF CLEWISTON AND LABELLE
The public is invited to attend a joint governmental meeting between Hendry
County and the Cities of Clewiston and Labelle on the South Florida Inland Port.Pro-
ject. The meeting will be held on October 2, 2008 at the John Boy Auditorium,
1200 South W.C. Owen Ave, Clewiston, Florida. The presentation begins at 10:00
a.m. There will be a tour of the Airglades Airport and Hilliard properties following the
meeting. The County is tentatively planning a luncheon after the tour at the John Boy
Auditorium.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Chair with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony) and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
For more information, please call the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Depart-
ment at 863-675-5240 or write to vcautero(hendvfla net
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
292747 CB/CN 9/25/08



NOTICE OF JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LABELLE AND
THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the
City Commission of the City of LaBelle and the City Commission of the City of
Clewiston will hold a public meeting to discuss the Soth Florida Inland Port and
related issues at 10:00 a.m. on October 2, 2008 at the John Boy Auditorium,
1200 South W.C. Owen, Clewiston, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Forida.
Janet B. Taylor, C
292273 CB/CN 9/25/08





No. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: ASSESSMENT OF WORKING WATERFRONT PROPERTY BASED UPON CURRENT USE
Ballot Summary: Provides for assessment based upon use of land Used predominantly for commercial fishing ,
purposes; land used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable and accessible to'the public; marinas and
drystacks that are open to the public; and water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing
facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions specified by general law.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure
a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively
for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may
be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, or may be
exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their home-
stead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This
assessment shall change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provision shall be changed annually on January 1st of each year; but
those changes in assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items
1967=100, or successor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially-reported by the United States
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed
at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
S(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year following the
establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only
change.as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as pro-.
vided for by general law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improve-
ment, the property shall be assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by gen-
eral law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of the provisions of this amendment shall be
held unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court shall not affect or impair
any remaining provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent
year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either
of the two years immediately preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who estab-
lishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just
value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly
established homestead shall be determined as follows: .
1. If the just valueof the new homestead is greater than or'equal to the just value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned,the assessed value ofthe new home-.
stead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the dif-
'ference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in
which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January
1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be
equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by
the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new home-
stead and the assessed value of the new. homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided
herein.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide for application
of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this
subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be' assessed
solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction
adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value
of homestead.property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the
construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natu-
ral or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduc-
tion may not exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as defined by
general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations get forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall change only as provided in this subsection. .
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year.
.(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment
date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
S (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as provided in this sub-
sections: i : : ii
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provid-
ed by law; but those changes in assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior
year
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assess-
Sment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such
property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next absess-
ment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of ownership
of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsec-
tion.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for
by general law; however, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property
shall be assessed'as provided in this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront orooerties shall be based upon the current use
of the oropertv:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes
b Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable
c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public
S d Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities commercial fishing facilities and marine vessel con-
struction and repair facilities and their support-activities
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and rea-
sonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law
S. ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9
(Taxation and Budget Reform Commission)
Ballot Title: LOCAL OPTION COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING.
Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that the Legislature authorize
counties to levy a local option sales tax to supplement community college funding; requiring voter approval to
levy the tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5 years and may be reauthorized by the voters.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law to
levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their respective purposes,
except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal property and takes prohibited by this constitution.
S(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not
longer than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not whol-
ly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the assessed value of real
estate and tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for
all school purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the northwest portion of the state lying west *
of the line between ranges two and three east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the remaining por-
tions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other special districts a millage authorized by law approved by vote of the
electors who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing municipal serv-
ices may, to the extent authorizedby law, levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an ooen-access public institution whose primary mission and responsibility
includes providing lower level undergraduate instruction and awarding associate degrees shall be authorized by
law to lev a local option sales tax to supplement the funding of the institution The tax may not be levied unless
aooroved by the electors of each county served by the institution The local option tax shall sunset after five ears


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008 13


Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
i wiston, LaBelle and Hendry Countywill
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. September 25 2008 at Sa
SMat he Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Rorida, Hendry
SCounty.
Tlhe purpose of the meeting is to conduct
Sthe general business and consider any
Other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure'that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
,The meeting will include any business
Before the "Hendry County Non-Prorit
; Housing, Inc."
292719 CB/CN 9/25/08
PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY
BOARD MEETING
There will be a LaBelle Airport Adviso-
ry Board Meeting held on Wednesday,
october 8, 2008 at 3 p.m. The meet-
ing will be held atLaBelle CityHall, in
the Commissioners Board Room, lo-
cated at 481 W. Hickpochee Avenue
in LaBelle.
All interested parties are encouraged
to attend. For Further information,
pid. j i NI ll 'l,: ",i cr, l.lurli I'I.
(863)983-1588.
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Hendry County
Commission 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
i, o.,J of the proceedings is made,
S r,.r. record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners,
Hendry County
292413 CB/CN 9/25/08


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LES walks into a new year


Friday, September 12, turned out
to be-a wonderful day for walking
at LaBelle Elementary School (LES).
The Walk-a-thon was once again
successful. This walk was the perfect
start for another outstanding year at
LaBelle Elementary School.
Over 180 volunteers, including
parents and grandparents, participat-
ed in this event. Their involvement
was instrumental in making the day
special.
Everyone-students, teachers, and
parents walked together with a com-
mon goal. This goal was to provide
transportation for field trips.
The students who collected the
most pledges in PK-2 and 3-5 each
received a $50 gift certificate from
Wal-Mart. In PK-2 the winner was
Lane Murray in Mrs. Robbin's class.
The winner in the 3-5 group
was Meghan Martin in Mrs. Dicks
class. These students did an excel-
lent job. All students at LES did a
terrific job walking and collecting


oumi nme pnuto
180 Volunteers helped make field trips possible at LaBelle Elemn-
tary School.


pledges. .
LaBelle Elementary School is
very thankful for. the support from
the community. They would- like to
especially thank the Sheriff's Depart-
ment, U-Save,,Save-A-Lot, Wal-Mart,


McDonald's,
Winn Dixie, C. Bagans Realty
World, Florida Title One, and Lyon's
Printing for their support. Having a
caring community is one of LaBelle
Elementary's greatest gifts.


Clewiston, FL-September 17,2008
- U.S. Sugar Corporation announced
the Clewiston Refinery is 400,000 cwt.
ahead of its targeted production for
the year. With the Clewiston Refinery
operating at a record-breaking pace,
U.S. Sugar imported additional raw
sugar from Mexico and expanded its
sugar sales.
Since May, more than 32,000 met-
ric tons of Mexican sugar has been
delivered to the refinery and pro-
.cessed. Hurricane Ike slightly delayed
the latest shipment of 16,000 metric
tons, which is scheduled to arrive at.
the Port of Tampa last week. and be
transported by truck to Clewiston.
By the end September, the com-
pany will have moved 48,000 tons of
Mexican sugar from barges entering
the Port of Tampa to Clewiston. The
record pace would lead to the refin-
ery surpassing 13 million cwt. in an-
nual refined sugar production for the
first time.
"It is important to note that this im-
ported sugar has enabled us to pro-
cess and sell additional sugar above
and beyond, the sugar sold contractu-
ally for this year," said Robert Coker,
senior vice president, public affairs.
"The refinery's record pace allowed
U.S. Sugar to turn NAFTA's open bor-


der between the United States and Three years ago, the refin
Mexico into an opportunity to refine pacity was expanded to enab
Mexican sugar in Clewiston." cility to refine all of the compa
.Contrary to statements made by sugar production. Current ca

"The refinery's record pace allowed U.S. Sugar to 1
NAFTA's open border between the United States ai
Mexico into an opportunity to refine Mexican suga
Clewiston."
Robert Coker, senior vice president of public


competitors, the company produced
and delivered all the sugar contracts
sold for 2007-08 season. Sugar con-
tracts are sold well in advance, with
nearly 90 percent of the sugar that will
be produced during the upcoming
season (starting in October) already
sold.
The sugar refining and packag-
ing facility broke production records
at.the end of August for total refined
production (12.91 million cwt), pack-
aged production (4.65 million cwt),
and liquid sugar production (634,222
cwt). Previous records: total refined
production (11.34 cwt, set in 05-06),
packaged production (4.13 million
cwt., set in 03-04) and liquid sugar
production (514,341 cwt, set in 06-
07).


45,000 cwt. or 2,250 tons per
expansion along with the e
high-quality sugar produced
modernization and consolid


the Clewistoh Mill and a stable team
of refinery employees are credited
with the record production.
U.S. Sugar's state-of-the-art sugar
factory in Clewiston is the result of
a project, termed "Breakthrough"
for its dramatic consolidation and
transformation of the company's two
older raw sugar milling operations.
The three-year construction project
incorporated the best sugar technol-
ogy from around the world;
According to Coker, the summer
maintenance season for the raw sugar
factory is going well, with an anticipated
start to the next crop in early October.


Los Noticas en Espanol


Reciclar
Si usted tiene recipients para
reciclar en Port LaBelle se le avi-
sa que los camiones los pasan
recojiendo los jueves o viernes
dependiendo de su direcci6n. Re-
cuerde sacar el recipient a las 6
p.m.
Un recipient es para produc-
tos de papel como: peri6dicos,
revistas, libros telef6nicos, cajas
de comida que esten limpias y
cart6n. No recicle estereof6n o
sobres que traen plistico con bol-.
itas de aire adentro. El otro tarro o
recipient es para reciclar vidrios,
plasticos o cualquier product de
metal. Vidrio, plAstico, y envases
como de jaleas, sodas, jugos,
leche y comida son aceptados.
Si su recipients plasticos tienen
la serial de reciclar por favor co-
locarlos en el tarro grande de re-
ciclar. Enjuague todos los tarros
o envases y no ponga cantidades
grandes de vidrio o bolsas plasti-
cas. Si usted tiene preguntas por
favor Ilamar al Distrito Especial de
Reciclaje: 863- 675-5252.

Sal6n Nuevo


GabyyAdriana siempre h
sabido que serian estilist
pelo. Desde pequefias sie


estaoan arreglanao el pe
ery's ca- otras personas para apr
le the fa- Aprender el arte de estili,
any's raw tener su propio sal6n fue
ipacity is pre el suefio de ellas desde
much tiempo. Hoy las ge:
turn identicas tiene su suefio 1
nd realidad.
nd Ellas se graduaron de L;
r in paratoria de LaBelle en el
y asistieron a, La Academi
del Estado en Fort Myers (
affairs aprendieron todo lo relacic
con estilos de pelo antes de
day. The sus licencias.
enhanced Las Gemelas ofrecen hIc
I by the timos estilos de la moda
nation of todas las ocasiones asi


cortes, tintes, permanentes, ex-
tensions, rayos y depilaci6n. Las
dos pueden hacer de todo pero
Adriana prefiere hacer los cortes
y los tintes mientras que Gaby
prefiere hacer los rayos y per-
manents. En el sal6n tambi6n se
cuenta con April O'Bannon quien
se especializa en los recortes con
razuradora.
Con siete campos disponibles
en el nuevo sal6n ellas estan bus-
cando peluqueras con experien-
cia. Con un ambiente modern,
limpio y agradable las hermanas
Castro han creado una atm6sfera
para que sus clients la disfruten
a la vez que van a estar atendidos
por estilista profesionales.
En el Sal6n Imagen Doble (Im-
age Double) se ofrece una amplia
variedad de products para el
cabello incluyendo la prestigiosa
marca Matrix. El Sal6n que se en-
cuentra localizado en La Avenida
Hickpochee 505 por donde esta la
tienda de UPS se abri6 la semana
pasada.
Imagen Dobles esta abierto de
lunes a vienes de las 9 a.m a las 7
p.m y los sAbados de 9 a.m hasta
las 7 p.m.
Para hacer una cita Ilame al
n6mero: 675-4940. Se habla Es-
pafiol

Venta
Limpie su garaje y su casa para
que traiga todas sus donaciones a
la yarda que haran los mriembros
del equipo atlotico de LaPrepara-
toria el sabado 27 de septiembre
de las 8 a.m hasta el mediodfa en
el estacionamiento del supermer-
cado U-Save. Por favor, traer sus
donaciones al estacionamiento
de la escuela entire las 3-5 p.m an-
tes.del sAbado. Si tiene articulos
grandes para donar haga arreglos
con Mel Greenleaf en la escuela.


I iYOiROMM I vI.- lc I


I ~sLaBelle7 I


Friends,
Lately, I have had a large increase in the amount of discussion and feedback from both the Citizens and Law Enforcement.Communities that is
conveying a message loud and clear to me, As Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff, November 4th, 2008, I feel compelled to convey this infor-
mation as it deeply concerns me as both a taxpayer, family man, and Candidate. There seems to be a large ever increasing concern over both
the capabilities and performance by the Hendry County Sheriff's Office as led by the current Sheriff. "Change" is the most common phrase I am
hearing from everyone these days. They want proactive plans instead of reactive. They want training that is commensurate with current trends
and criminal actions. They want to be able to have a voice in the operations of the Agency. Most of all they want Deputies that are courteous,
polite, and honestly want to provide assistance to the citizens of Hendry County. As everyone knows this is a growing problem and although not
representative of all Deputies, reflects bad morale, uncertain working conditions, and generally no confidence in their current leadership.
Remember, you as taxpayers are paying taxes every year for this service. Ask yourself "Are we getting the absolute biggest return on our invest-
ment?" I know that when investing you search for the best return or value. I would appreciate your Vote on November 4th, 2008 for me as your
next Sheriff. I promise to invest your interests to provide their maximum
return. Can we expect anything less? Cell Phone (863) 673-3118 Address: 2100 Scott Rd |


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Recognizes lw enforcement needs

Owes allegiance only to the public

Needs no on the job training

No other candidate has his qualifications

Integrity is his motto

Experience of 37 years in law enforcement


Leads by example

Extra ordinary commitment to job

Energetic and compassionate

Re-Elect "The People's Sheriff"
Ronnie Lee, the right man, for
right job at the right time!
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee, Republican for Hendry County Sheriff


USSC refinery production ahead of


targeted projection for the year


New Fitness Classes starting October Ist

Registration on Saturday, September 27, 10 to 11 am


$5.00 DISCOUNT
AND FREE GIFT FOR EARLY REGISTRATION!!

CARDIO & SCULPT YOGA IS BACK!
Pfffffr Tuesday and Thursday
.8:30-9:30 am Wednesday Mornings
S8:30 10 am
Il IThe studio welcomes 83010
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kiwanis Club's Kids Day v


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Arlene Betancourt took time out from her duties at the United Way House to sell tickets at thq
Kiwanis Club's annual Kids Day Saturday, Sept. 20.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Troop 9 Boy Scouts Jerry Schauer and Kyle Fuehrer, both 13, took on the challenge of the big
hoops with the assistance of Terri Lazar at the Kiwanis Kids Day. The Scouts were on hand
for the bicycle inspection.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Brenda Goodwin.gave kids and adults something to smile about with her impromptu poetry
at Kiwanis Kids Day. Dressed as a big green crayon, she's always a standout in any crowd!


VOTE DON DAVIS
County Commissioner District 3

S Experience


RHonesty


il Judgment


.I Foresight
To the Citizens and Voters of Hendry County,

I want to be your county commissioner. I believe I can make
difference.

As a local businessman for over forty years in the county, I
believe I can keep your taxes down and still maintain your
quality of life if the taxes you pay are spent on what is
important to you and your family.

I also will speed up the time it takes to pull a permit to
upgrade your own property. It should not take two to three
months to do so.

I will be a full time commissioner, one that you can contact
any time, day or night. I would appreciate your vote on
November 4th.

I give you my word you will not be sorry you did.

A vote for Don Davis is a voteforyou!
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Don Davis, Non-Partisan Affiliation for County Commissioner District 3


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