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Publication Date: October 9, 2008
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At a Glance

SCF: Don't wait to
get your booth
The Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival Committee is taking ap-
plications 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. If you would like more
information please call 863-
675-2992 or 863-675-0215.

Get free HIV test
Hendry County Health De-
partment (1140 Pratt Boule-
vard, LaBelle, and 1100 Olym-
pia, Clewiston) and Glades
County Health Department
(956 Hwy 27 SW, Moore Ha-
ven) will offer free HIV testing
for anyone on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 15, from 8:30 a.m.-noon
and 1-4:30 p.m. for National
Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness
Day. Know your status. Take
the test.

Banquet Oct. 20
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce will be host-
ing it's annual Banquet on
October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the
LaBelle Civic Center. Tickets
will be $20.00 per person and
are available at the Chamber
Office or from any Chamber
Director. 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.

ECSWF, chamber
plan card exchange
Want to know what has
been happehing with the Edu-
cation Center of Southwest
Florida? Attend the Thursday,
October 16, Card Exchange
and Networking Event at the
new location at 4930 SR 29
South from 5-7 p.m. ,
Staff and directors will dis-
cuss the success of the heavy
equipment training, construc-
tion classes and computer
classes, plus the goals and
strategies developed for the fu-
ture. The "Ed Center" was cre-
ated to meet training and edu-
cational needs in Southwest
Rural Florida and to enhance
the skills of our workforce.
Contact the "Ed Center" at
863-675-6800 with questions.
The Education Center of South-
west Florida, Inc. is a 501 C-3
Not for Profit Organization.

Benefit tea party
You're invited to a Mad Hat-
ter Tea Party at the LaBelle
Assembly of God, Fraser St.
across from UES, on Oct. 18
from 2-5 p.m. There will be a
silent auction and 50/50 draw-
ing. Refreshments include:
tea, finger sandwiches, cakes.
$5 admission. Door prizes for
most original, ugliest and pret-
tiest hat.
Benefits assist in the mort-
gage payments of a former
Century 21 agent suffering
from COPD lung disease and
diabetes. Help save the home
of one who helped hundreds
find their dream home. No hat
required, costumes welcome.

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

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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Gayle Wilkins with her 2009 Swamp Cabbage Festival poster


Poster chosen, planning for 2009


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Five months to Swamp Cab-
bage.
The countdown has begun.
It's back to LaBelle's home-
town roots with a strong accent
on local talent and vendors.
Recently the SCF Committee
chose the poster for the 2009
festival. Designed by Gayle
Wilkins, it's a strikingly colored
depiction of a cabbage palm
against an orange sunset and
the words: Swamp Cabbage
Festival 2009 February 20, 21,
22, LaBelle, Florida with the
theme, Creating Tomorrow's
Heritage ... Today.
Pioneer Family and Grand
Marshal nominees due Nov. 3,
so you need to be working on


your nominees now. Pioneer
Families should have lived in the
area for about 70 years and be
a continuing source of strength
for the community. The Grand
Marshal is an individual who
has contributed greatly to the
community.

Don't wait to get
your booth.
The Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival Committee is now taking
applications for the 2009 Fes-
tival and local artisans get pri-
ority. Applications and regula-
tions are available on the Web
at swampcabbagefestival.org
Applications for booths are
awarded on a first come, first
served basis. With this year's


accent on hometown history
and culture, SCF hopes to have
more handy crafts, homecraft-
ed and homecooked. items this
year.
If you would like more in-
formation please call 863-675-
2995 or 863-675-0125.
SCF meetings are held the
first Monday of the month at
6:30 p.m. in LaBelle City Hall.
Remember, in order to be a vot-
ing member you must turn in a
letter from your group, business
or organization authorizing one
delegate and one alternate.
You can look forward to the
2009 SCF Miss LaBelle Swamp
Cabbage Festival and Princess
pageant in early February. The
committee is planning for the
pageant at this time.


F/S P reflects on the election


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
This election year has stirred
up more interest than any in
recent memory. It seems ev-
erybody's talking about the
election, from the Presidential
tickets to local offices.
The Ford/Sunset Park Com-
munity Association is working
hard to bring this election to
the people it serves. Recently,
the group sponsored two Meet
the Candidate forums, splitting
the large number of candidates
in half. Both evenings brought
out longtime voters, new voters
and those who have not cast a
ballot in years.
What do the residents of


Ford/Sunset Park hope to see
from this election? Here is a
sample of their ideas,
Cynthia Williams said she
has not voted in years. She said
she hopes this election will
bring people back to support-
ing each other, She is enthusi-
astic about Obama in the Presi-
dential race, but is dismayed
by what she sees as a lack of
interest from Hendry County's
Democratic Party. Locally, she
said she wants to see govern-
ment do something about the
slumlords in her neighbor-
hood.
Henry Gresham said the last
time he voted, it was for Bill
Clinton. He said he is disgusted


with the election locally and be-
lieves that you "won't get much
for your vote" just the "same
old" promises.
He is concerned about ab-
sentee landlords who don't
take care of their property. He
pointed out that the city need
to work together. What are the
problems? "Just look around,"
he said. The lack of proper in-
frastructure and abundance of
abandoned buildings in the F/S
Park community, as well as a
ditch that goes nowhere, the
condition of MLK Blvd. and its
"sidewalk" contribute to the
overall degeneration of the
See Park Page 2


Tampa man




dies on river,


Law enforcement officers
with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) are investigating the
death of a 27-year-old Tampa
man from injuries sustained in
a personal watercraft (PWC)
accident.
Michael Poole died at Lee
Memorial Hospital Saturday,
Oct. 4, one day after the acci-
dent.
According to FWC, Mr. Poole
and his friend, 27-year-old Matt
Verhusen of Ohio, were riding
their PWCs on the Caloosa-
hatchee River at Banna Creek,
in Hendry County, Friday. Ac-
cording to the FWC, Mr. Ver-
husen lost control of his PWC,
and it went airborne, landing
on top of Mr. Poole, causing se-
vere head trauma.
Apparently, after the acci-
dent Mr. Verhusen sped across


the river where he got the atten-
tion of a bystander who in turn
called for help. Hendry County
Director of Public Safety Randy
Bengston said the 911 call came
in at 5:55 p.m.
EMS and LaBelle Fire De-
partment personnel used a
private boat to approach the
victim on the north side of the
river and bring him back. A
helicopter came from Collier
County to evacuate the victim
to Alva Fire Station, and from
there to Lee Memorial Hospital.
LFD personnel accompanied
the ambulance to Alva to set up
the landing zone because the
Alva personnel were tending to
another crash at the time.
The cause of the accident is
still unclear. The FWC contin-
ues to investigate. An autopsy
will be performed on the vic-
tim.


Davis runs for



County Clerk


Jennifer Davis is the Repub-
lican Candidate for the Hendry
County Clerk of Circuit Court.
Jennifer is the daughter of Don
and Carolyn Finks of LaBelle
and has lived in the LaBelle
area her entire rlife lh the ex-
ception of when she attended
Florida State University major-
ing in Accounting. Jennifer is
a member of the First Baptist
Church of LaBelle where she
has attended most of her life.
Jennifer is the sibling of Glenn
Finks, Bonnie Hanshaw and
Susan Holland, all of the La-
Belle area. Jennifer is married
to Cliff Davis of Clewiston. Cliff
is the son of Vernelle Davis and
the late Jimmy "Dink" Davis of
the Clewiston area. Cliff has a
twin brother Clay Davis and a
sister Jennifer McGee. Cliff and
Jennifer currently reside in the
Felda area where they make
their home with their three
children Jimmy, Cole and Ma-
son Davis.
The 33-year-old Hendry
County native decided to run
Sfor the position of the Clerk of
Circuit Court to make a differ-
ence in this community that
she loves so very much. She
Feels that it is essential that our
hard earned tax payer dollars
be protected and administered
according to law first and fore-
most along with policy and pro-


cedures set out by the Florida
Statues and Conslitut4i. She
feels that all citizens ShFuld be
treated equally and faijy and
that the office shouldBe ran.
and govern-
ment as 'a
whole, with
a bold un-
derstanding
of not for-
getting who
they work
for, "you"
the tax pay-
ers of Hen- Jennifer
dry County. Davis
Government
needs to be run more efficient-
ly and innovatively to learn to
work with less to reduce the tax
burden of the citizens that are
already struggling in these hard
economic times. The Clerk of
the Court is not only the cus-
todian of the court records,
recording records, and the
Board of County Commission-
er records, but the custodian
of monies levied by the board
and the Chief Financial Officer
of the county. The Clerk in Hen-
dry County is also in charge of
the IT (Information Systems)
department of the county. All
of these duties under the Clerk
are extremely important and af-

See Clerk Page 2


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of the Ford/Sunset Park Community Associa-
tion welcomed the second installment of candidates to
speak at the James Singleton Community Center recent-
ly. Candidates will make another appearance at the Kid
Jones Park dedication on October 18.


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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 9, 2008


Park a big stumbling block over the
past few years. For President,
Continued From Page 1 Mr. Gresham said, "I just want
a guy who says 'I'll do my best'
neighborhood, he said. For every President, he noted,
Nationally, he said he's 1it's pretty much learning it on the
.,impressed. No matter who j' job.
elected, they'll still have to work He added that Obama is a
with Congress and that's been good talker and Biden seems to
be a pretty good representative


SClerk
Continued From Page 1

fect each and every citizen of the
county in one way or another.
Jennifer admits that most of
her experience at the Clerk's of-
fice is in finance. However, she
noted that the recording part of
the Clerk's position is a "process,"
adding that the Clerk's Office has
a good staff more than capable of
dealing with the everyday index-
ing, scanning and recording of
public documents. She said she
is strong in the IT area and is con-
fident that she can manage all the
Clerk's various departments.
Two years ago, as Finance Of-
ficer at the Clerk's Office, Jenni-
fer said she argued for reducing
the millage rate to 6.5 and is very
conscious of the need to tighten
government spending in these
economic times. She is currently
the Budget Director for the coun-
ty commission.
Jennifer went to work for
Christine Pratt in March of 1999
as the Chief Financial Officer and
Chief Deputy Clerk at the Clerk of
Courts Office in Hendry County
where she served for over 8 12
years.
During that time she man-
aged the Clerk of Court affairs


Community

Briefs

Audubon speaker
coming
Grant Steelman, FWC Biolo-
gist to speak at Audubon Grant
Steelman, FWC wildlife biologist
at Fisheating Creek Wildlife Man-
agement Area, will present an in-
formative program on Fisheating
Creek and the new Ft. Center Trail
at the Clewiston Museum at 7 p.m.
on Monday, Oct. 13. The museum
is located at 109 Central Ave in
Clewiston south of the Clewiston
Inn. The public is invited to attend
this presentation sponsored by
Hendry-Glades Audubon.
Hendry-Glades Audubon
501c3 (2006) has over 100 mem-
bers residing in Hendry, Glades,
and Okeechobee Counties. For
information about Hendry-Glades
Audubon or chapter sponsored
birding events contact: Steve Buc-
zynski, Chapter President 863-
902-0856 or Margaret England
863-674-0695 sta5birding@em-
barqmail.com.

Relay for Life
meeting set
Relay For Life of LaBelle Com-
mittee Meeting will be held on
Oct. 14, at the Community Chris-
tian School, 1092 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, at 6 p.m.


along with the Board of County
SCommissioners. Not only was
she the Chief Deputy Clerk which
encompasses all aspects of the
Clerk's office, but the finance
and budget director both for the
Clerk of Courts and the Board of
County Commissioners.
Jennifer explains that in 2004,
Article V was implemented in the
court system and changed the
way the court system was man-
aged substantially. Up until then
local governments were required
by law to fund the court systems.
When this implementation took
place it demanded that the court
system fund itself.
The State Legislature formed
a Clerk of Court Operations Con-
ference to oversee the Clerk's of-
fices according to this new law
and report back to them. With
this, the budget process as well
as monthly, quarterly and annual
performance based reporting
was required.
This allows the State to over-
see certain criteria in the office
and make sure it is being met
properly such as timely filing of
cases, collection process on files,
etc.. of all case types. As the Chief
Deputy Clerk, Jennifer imple-
mented this process for Hendry
County and provided oversight
for the process as laws frequently
changed for reporting. As Chief


for his constituents. All Presi-
dents, he said, have to learn on
the job.
Jeanette Terry has lived in
Hendry County for 46 years and
said she has voted in every elec-
tion since she became eligible.
She's excited about this election
because, she said, "It's history
this time," adding "It's time for


Financial Officer she managed
this process to ensure that ade-
quate monies were available and
budgeted properly in order for
the court system to meet these
benchmarks that the State had
required.
Jennifer feels that it is as im-
portant for the Clerk of Court to
have a financial background as
well as law office experience.
Jennifer has both, before go-
ing to work for the Clerk's office
she worked for the State Attor-
ney's Office while still attending
school.
The Clerk's duties are vast and
require someone with a broad
understanding in many areas.
With the County budget be-
ing around $87 million and the
Clerk's budget being over $2 mil-
lion, Jennifer feels she is the best
candidate to carry out the tasks at
hand to ensure that there is trans-
parency, accountability, diversity,
and honesty.
"We must demand nothing
less than this in our constitu-
tional officers and offices in our
local county and country. These
are hard times for many people
and government is going to have
to change business as usual."
Jennifer is ready to serve as your
next Clerk of Court and would be
honored for you to put your trust
in her to allow her to do so.


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change Presidential and local."
She added that fairness for all,
not just for some, is her hope for
this election.
Ford/Sunset Park Community
President Ray Field Johnson is
hoping this election, will result in
a real effort to clean up the com-
munity. He said F/S Park needs
a fence around Ford Park with
gate and key as well as a security
guard. He also wants to widen
MLK Blvd. and put in a standard
sidewalk to keep the kids safe.
At the present time, the sidewalk
along MLK is the same height as
the road, making it impossible to
tell the difference between the
two.
He also said he wants to
see the old Daniels School torn


down and replaced with a mod-
ern youth center.
Mr. Johnson has been in Hen-
dry County for 70 years, moving
from Sears to LaBelle. He has
been president of the Ford/Sun-
set Park Community Association
for six years.
In the Presidential election he
said he's afraid of McCain, believ-
ing that he would bring back the
draft.
A voter for 39 years, Bessie
Gregory said we need a Presi-
dent who "means what he says
... a President for all people and
cultures, faithful to his word and
loyal to the country." Locally, she
said there needs to be more par-
ticipation in government along
with being "more caring all the


time not just during election
time."
Nora Fagin-Ned, emcee for the
evening, said the purpose was to
try to improve the community.
She reminded the audience that
renovations are continuing at
Ford Park with grant money and
are planning event before there
before the election.
She asked people not to go to
the poll alone but bring another
voter along with them. Early vot-
ing will be Oct. 20-Nov. 1, Mon-
day through Saturday 9-5 in La-
Belle and 8-1, 2-5 in Clewiston.
She said there is no excuse for
not voting and reminded people
that everyone will need their vot-
er registration card and picture
ID when they come to the polls.


DarCitenstnda lrsQ. f.rHenry County'. ,
.There are five'elected' ouitycornmissiornIs re

you as an individual can only-6tefor the oneinyou
0Unfortunately, the four representing other districts-havequiu
power to raise your taxes and pass ordinances thataffect
your life everyday and you 'can do nothing about it.. ,--
S" 1 believei that is orie of the problems with our, 0cal govI
ernment and correcting this problem is one of the re bns I
am asking for your vote.
If a commissioner can raise your taxes, he or she should
be accountable to every business owner, every homeowner,
and every voter in Hendry County regardless of district.
With your vote, I promise to push for a return to county-
wide voting and I am convinced if we do that we will have a
better county government.

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














Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 9, 2008 3


Canines: And Halo makes three


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Four legs and a tail may not be
standard equipment on a deputy,
but they can be big assets in many
law enforcement situations.
Halo, the newest canine dep-
uty with the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office, is joining forces with
Deputy Rick Perian. The three-
year-old, 70-pound Shepherd-
Belgian Malouit mix was donated
to the HCSO in mid-September.
He came from Franklin County,
where Sheriff Michael Mock is dis-
solving his canine unit.
Retired from the Marine Corps,
with 17 years in Special Forces,
Deputy Perian was a canine
handler in Iraq, where his team
cleared buildings and conducted
sweeps in Fallujah.
After retiring from the military,
he went into law enforcement in
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, for
three years, serving as a canine
officer there for a year.
He has been with Hendry
County Sheriff's Office since Feb-
ruary 2005.
Deputy Perian said canine


teams require 400 hours of train-
ing to become certified in law
enforcement. Halo completed
his training in Franklin County.
However, since Halo and Deputy
Perian are a new team, they are
required to recertify with another
400 hours. The duo trains in Lee
County and will be certified to
National Police Canirle Associa-
tion standards.
Halo is cross trained for patrol
work, search and rescue, narcot-
ics detection, tracking, finding
firearms and other duties. He will
also participate in school demon-
strations and periodic searches
and also regular patrol work.
The pair is working hard to
become a real team something
that takes a lot of time and effort
both in the training mode and at
home.
Like most police canine dogs,
Halo is part of the family at home
with his handler's family. Shar-
ing their work and their free time
helps build a strong bond be-
tween handler -and canine. It is
what enables them to become a
unit and respond to each other's
subtlest communications.


At home or when duty does
not call, Halo is as playful as any
dog; but make no mistake he
knows when it's work time and
at a word from Deputy Perian he
will instantaneously become all
business.
Halo and Deputy Perian will
be on patrol in a couple weeks,
working the night shift in western
Hendry County. This team is one
of three HCSO canine teams, in-
cluding Clewiston Deputy Nathan
Kirk and his Belgian Malouit, Ma-
jor, who is trained for narcotics
work.
The pair works night shift
in eastern Hendry County. Sgt.
Bruce Slade works the day shift in
western Hendry County with Kilo,
a German Shepherd also cross
trained in various law enforce-
ment skills.
A proud Sheriff Ronnie Lee
commented, "This will allow us
to have day and night canine pa-
trol."
As part of the HCSO canine
unit, Halo, his four-legged col-
leagues and their handlers add
another dimension to local law
enforcement.


Victims of Glades crash identified


Authorities have identified all
the victims of a fatal two-vehicle
crash at SR 29N and SR 78 in
Glades County on Sept. 29.
All six occupants of a 1993
Chevrolet van died in the early
morning crashwhen a sand truck,
driven by Ewing Saunders, 66, ran
a stop sign.


In addition to the van driver,
35-year-old Jose Martin Saavedra
of Immokalee, Oscar Humberto
Sanchez age 50, also of Immoka-
lee, Lucas Reyes Flores, age 21
years old, Jose Marie Arellano,
age 68, Rigoberto Reyes Perez,
age 21, and Sergio Saul Zalazer,
also 21, perished.


Safety initiative begins


in Glades County


Sheriff Stuart Whiddon of
Glades County has started a new
safety initiative to assist senior
citizens-or homebound patients
living alone. It is called the "Are
You .Okay? program." This pro-
gram is a very effective tool foi
senior citizens and the law en-
forcement community.
Once you enroll in the pro-
gram, their computerized sys-
tem will place a call to your
house every day at a predeter-
:mined,time chosen by you. All
you have to do is answer the
phone agn4ou will be greeted
by a recoirdd message.
After you hear the message,
simply push one of the twelve
buttons on the phone.
By doing this it verifies that


you are okay and do not need
emergency services.
If for any reason you do not
answer your phone, the Glades
County Sheriff's Office will call
you back in 15 minutes.
If you still do not answer they
will physically check on you at
your residence, giving you the
peace of mind that someone is
coming to help you.
The program is very flexible,
you tell them when to start and
stop the program as to accom-
modate your lifestyle and when
you are at home.
This program is free.
To enroll, all you have to do
is request an enrollment form at
the front desk or ask a deputy to
bring one to your residence.


Mr. Saunders was transported
to Lee Memorial Hospital in criti-
cal condition. Florida Highway
Patrol continues to investigate.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Deputy Rick Perian and his new sidekick Halo will soon be patroling throughout Hendry
County. The duo join two other canine units in the sheriff's office


GCSO charges LaBelle man


Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and the
Glades County Sheriff's Office an-
nounces the arrest of Johnny Lee
Burns, 22, of-LaBelle on October
6. Burns' arrest has resulted in
the closing of seven felony cases
from the Muse community, which
were being investigated by Detec-
tive Sergeant Mike Pepitone, of
the Criminal Investigations Divi-
sion.
Burns was arrested on numer-
ous charges to include two counts
of Burglary, three (3) counts of
Grand Theft, six counts of Felony


Criminal Mischief and five counts
of Trespassing. During the course
of the investigation stolen proper-
ty totaling approximately $63,000
was recovered to include agricul-
tural equipment and an all terrain
vehicle.
Anyone with additional infor-
mation about any criminal acts
can contact the Glades County
Sheriff's Office, Criminal Inves-
tigations Division, at (863) 946-
1600.


Search yields marijuana


During the early evening of
Thursday October 2nd, Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Narcotic
Investigators executed a search
warrant at 235 Favor Street in La-
Belle.
Deputies seized a quantity of
marijuana, three weight scales,
narcotic paraphernalia, percocet
and $1,120.00 U.S. currency.
According to Sheriff Ronnie


Lee, George Henry Brummett,
age 28, was arrested and charged
with Possession Of A Conlollkfle
Substance, Possession of. Maii-
juana Over 20 Grams, Posses-
sion of Marijuana With Intent To
Sell Within 1000 Feet Of A Place
Of Worship, Operating A Drug
House, and Possession Of Drug
Paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$35,000.


Arrest reports


LaBelle
Joel Lopez, 29, was arrested
Oct. 5 and charged on a warrant
with VOP: felony or community
control. Sgt. Eliberto Carmona
was arresting officer.
Tomas Quintanilla, 20, was
arrested Oct. 5 on a warrant and
charged with criminal mischief
$1,000 or more and trespassing
structure or conveyance. Deputy
J. Garrett was arresting officer.
Kenneth lan Elders, 22, was
arrested Oct. 4 and charged on a
warrant with FTA; felony offense.
Arresting officer J. Garrett.
.-rAmanda Leigh Paris, 28, was
arrested Oct. 3 and charged with
possession of a new legend drug
without a prescription, child neg-
ligence, without causing great
harm and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Sgt. Reed was ar-
resting officer.
David Hernandez, 17, was ar-
Srested Oct. 4 and charged with
, aggravated battery causing bodily
harm or disability, larceny petit
theft first offense and robbery
without a firearm or weapon. Ar-
resting.officer Deputy J. Garrett.
James Lee Stephens, 41, was
arrested Oct. 3 and charged on
a warrant with selling cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business. Arresting officer
Inv. Daley.
Burtrum Bardette Beckworth,
19, was arrested Oct. 3 and
charged with possession of co-
caine, possession/use of narcotic
equipment and on a warrant for
selling cocaine within 1,000 ft. of
a place of worship/business. Dep-
uty J. Olvera was arresting officer.
William Tyrone Smith, 32,
was arrested Oct. 3 and charged
with possession of cocaine within
.1,000 ft. of a place of worship/,
business, possession/use of nar-
cotic equipment and VOP: felony
or community control. Inv. Daley
was arresting officer.
Nathan Dewayne Francis, 21,
was arrested Oct. 3 and charged
with selling cocaine within 1,000
ft. of a place of worship/business.
Inv. Daley was arresting officer.
,Curtis Lee Kitchens, 53, was
arrested Oct. 3 and charged with
aggravated battery causing bodily
harm or disability, criminal mis-


chief under $200, burglary of
dwelling/structure/conveyance
and destroying, tampering or fab-
ricating physical evidence. Deputy
Buchhofer was arresting officer.
Ruby Mae Williams, 52, was
arrested Oct. 3 and charged with
sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft. of
a place of worship/business. Inv..
Arresting officer Robert Archer Jr.
Barbara Bradford, 46, was ar-
rested Oct. 3 on a warrant and
charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business: Inv. Robert Archer
Jr. was arresting officer.
Nekisha Lashonda Vasser, 31,
was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant
for sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft.
of a place of worship/business.
Inv. Robert Archer Jr. was arrest-
ing officer.
Tommy Johnson, 23, was ar-
rested Oct., 3 on a warrant and
charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business. Inv. Daley was ar-
resting officer.
Jessie Lee Stephens, 31, was
arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant and
charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business. nv. Robert Archer
Jr. was arresting officer.
William Tyrone Smith, 32,
wasarrested Oct. 3 on a warrant
and charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business. Inv. Daley was ar-
resting officer.


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James Robert Pender, 22, was
arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant and
charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place of wor-
ship/business, Inv. Archer was ar-
resting officer.

Clewiston
Othell Wilcher, 46, was arrest-
ed Oct. 3 and charged on a war-
rant with selling cocaine within
1,000 ft. of a place of worship/
business, schedule II. Inv. Daley
was arresting officer.
James Varnell Addison, 27,
was arrested Oct. 4 and charged
with selling cocaine within 1,000
ft. of a place of worship/business,
possession of marijuana within
1,000 ft. of a place of worship/
business and possession/use of
narcotic equipment. Inv. Robert
Archer Jr. was arresting officer.
Jaquez Felton, 14, was arrest-


ed Oct. 3 and charged with pos-
session of a weapon on school
property. Robert Wingate was ar-
resting officer.
Harry Howard Johnson, 52,
was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant
and charged with sale of cocaine
within 1,000 ft. of a place'of wor-
ship/business. Inv. Daley was ar-
resting officer.
Pedro Luis Centeno, 23, was
arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant and
charged with cocaine: distribut-
ing, delivering within 1,000 ft. of
a place.of worship/business. Inv.
Arresting officer Robert Archer.
. Roberta Lynn Maxley, 38, was
arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant
and charged with possession of
drugs sell new legend without
a prescription, synthetic narcot-
ics sale of cocaine within 1,000
ft. of a place of worship/business
and possession of narcotic equip-
ment. Arresting officer Inv. Daley.


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CREATING MISTRUST: I just wanted you to be aware of an ethics
breach my company and a couple of other companies in LaBelle have
faced recently.
We have documentation showing that a competitor of ours has
created domains through GoDaddy.com under the name of our com-
pany and some of their other competitors in September of 2007. Since
that time two of the domain names have been renewed through 2009.
What this business owner has done is create domains in our com-
pany's name and when these are typed into a Web browser the con-
sumer is led back to the deceptive Web page instead. It would be like
Dodge creating a domain for Ford, so every time you type in Ford.com
you are actually taken to Dodge.com.
The company has since taken down the deceptive Web pages but
still retains control of our domain names through GoDaddy.com. The
cold reality of it is any time they wish they can restore the deceptive
links.
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any business that involves themselves in this type of deceptive practice
is not looking out for the good of the community or its people. This
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Witches Brew


By Pudge Lehman
I forgot to say in last week's
column that the Kiwanis had their
dinner at Don's Steak House. I
had THE BEST prime rib I've had
in an eternity.
Speaking of cooking I burned
my toast again this week. It was
so black I had to put it out in the
carport. When I went out later
it was gone. Some unfortunate
squirrel is running around with
a stomach ache and a very bad
taste in his mouth. It took all day
to air out the burnt odor.
To remove product buildup in
your hair and restore the natural
Ph balance, rinse with a cup of
warm water and a tablespoon of
vinegar. My Mom had us do this
once in a while when I was a little
girl. YES....they had vinegar in the
1700s...
Sifting flour makes a mess and
seems to take too long. Stir ingre-
dients with a wire whisk.
Instead of throwing your used


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throw them around your plants.
The following gems are an-
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and electric eels will shock you.
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Or....If you are surrounded by
the ocean you are an island. If you
don't have the ocean around you,
you are incontinent.


Thank You

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Response to
Hendershot letter
To the Editor:
Caloosa Belle
I never respond to letters to
the editor even when it contains
misinformation, lies or political
attacks against a well qualified
political candidate. However a re-
cent letter, apparently submitted
by a Ron Hendershot, was pub-
lished by your newspaper. The
letter not only attacked Sheriff
Ronnie Lee's qualifications in the
area of narcotic investigations but
insulted all the other hard work-
ing investigators in the State Attor-
ney's office in the 70's and 80's as
well as my public service as Chief
Assistant State Attorney of that
circuit in those days. It was also
an attempt to mislead the citizens
of Hendry County and for that
reason I am responding. *
I have served as legal counsel
to five different sheriffs, both Re-
publican and Democrat, includ-
ing Sheriff Ronnie Lee. I have
also represented several major
government witnesses in inter-
national Columbian cartel related
smuggling cases, including the
federal cases against the 'Prime
Minister and cabinet members of
the Turk and Caicos Islands in the
80's and in the more recent cases
against Sal Magluta and Willie Fal-
con, who headed the largest co-
caine Smuggling operation in the
history of South Florida, and who
used Hendry County for a portion
of their illegal operations.
To refer to State Attorney Inves-
tigators as car drivers for victims
is an insult to those investigators,
including Sheriff Ronnie Lee, who
devoted their lives protecting us
against criminals who showed no
respect for human lives, as in one
such case in Fort Myers, three po-
tential witnesses were murdered
and in another an Assistant State
Attorney was murdered in Char-
lotte County.
The letter, apparently written
by Hendershot, purposely implied
that when Sheriff Ronnie Lee was
an investigator in the State Attor-
ney's office, the only function of
an investigator was to take state-
ments and bring victims to court.
I was the Chief Assistant State At-
torney when Sheriff Ronnie Lee
was hired by that office.
I served 11 years as the first
Chief Assistant State Attorney of
the 20th Judicial Circuit and cre-
ated the initial investigative unit,
along with former State Attorney
Joseph D'Alessandro, which be-
came known in the 1970's and
1980's, as the most aggressive and
successful investigative unit fight-
ing large scale marijuana and co-
caine smuggling operations from
Columbia, which transported the
drugs to the west coast of Florida
by boat and by air. In those days,
because there were no DEA or
U.S. customs offices in Fort Myers,
or the lower west coast of Florida,
causing many large smuggling
rings from the east coast of Flori-
da to move their operations to Lee
and Collier counties. State Attor-
ney Investigators of the Twentieth
Judicial Circuit, such as current
Sheriff lonnie Lee, were the first
and only line of defense against
these large scale criminal opera-
tions. One case alone involved
200,000 pounds of marijuana on a
Columbian freighter in the Gulf of
Mexico off the cost of Lee County.
Our State Attorney investigators
also were involved in dangerous
work such as working undercov-
er in the Bahamas without that
government's knowledge or per-
mission, but with the assurances
of then Congressman Skip Bafa-
lis, that the federal government
would protect them if they were
discovered by corrupt members
of the Bahamian government.
Against this extensive experi-
ence of Sheriff Ronnie Lee, in
international Columbian cartel
cases, we have his opponent,
Steve Whidden, who once went
on a. boat trip, in a DEA case in-
volving individuals in Jamaica
while on their task force. He
was thereafter terminated from
this DEA task force for being in-
effective and failing to develop
cases. The memorandum of his
termination from the DEA task
force is in his personnel file with
the City of Clewiston, so his ter-
mination by DEA is not rumors,
During this same period of time
that Whidden was found to be
ineffective and nonproductive
by DEA, Sheriff Ronnie Lee was
shutting down 43 marijuana grow
houses in Hendry County. In addi-
tion Sheriff Ronnie Lee's deputies
have made over 850 drug related
arrests since 2005. Hendershot, in


his letter of praise for Whidden,
claims that Steve Whidden, under
former sheriff Steve Worley (who
it is believed will become Whid-
den's Chief Deputy if Whidden is
elected sheriff) made "4 big drug
busts a year".
Sheriff. Ronnie Lee has one
weakness in politics, he doesn't
like to brag about how much
he has accomplished for law
enforcement on the west coast
of Florida while Steve Whidden


takes advantage of this weakness
and lies about his experience in
law enforcement and the number
of years he has served as a law
enforcement officer.
I also believe that the citizens
of Hendry County should know
more about the situation that ex-
isted in the Sheriff's office, when
Sheriff Ronnie Lee took over from
Steve Worley in January of 2005.
Sheriff's Lee's staff found that
several of the sheriff's official
computers, including those of
high ranking deputies, contained
extensive pornography, and in
one case, child pornography. The
findings were discussed with a
state law enforcement agency but
cases could not be made against
those deputies because there was
no chain of custody on the hard
drives of those computers nor
proof that no one else had access
to their offices or computers.
I know of many counties that
would love to have the oppor-
tunity to vote for an honest and
hard working Sheriff like Ronnie
Lee, especially one who. doesn't
allow partisan politics in the Sher-
iff's Office.
Louis S. St. Laurent II

Response from Steve
Whidden
October 7, 2008
Response to Louis St. Laurent
from Steve Whidden,
For someone who claims to
never have responded to letters
when it contains political misin-
formation, one must only reason
is that it is because Mr. St. Laurent
was busy producing political radio
advertisements for Glades Media,
for his boss, Ronnie Lee, against
then opponent, Rick Hornsby
who now is endorsing Lee with
accolades and grandeur. I am sure
the citizens of Hendry County do
not need a refresher towards that
barrage that occurred on WAFC
just prior to the primary election
where Lee (by his legal counsel
and employee St. Laurent, and
others) and Hornsby fired off
round after round of attacks, ac-
cusations and sensationalism at
each other. Apparently now he
has gone against his "policy" of
responding to a letter of a citizen
(Mr. Hendershot) and does sub-
mit one as printed.
The citizens of this County
have already realized what this
group stands for. Let me stress
that Mr. St. Laurent is a paid sub-
contractor by Ronnie Lee. Where
does the demarcation point ex-
ist between "legal counsel" and
"campaign advisor/manager?"
How does one account for the
time spent doing political activi-
ties, and not Sheriffs work? Why
does a current Sheriff have a "le-
gal advisor" who was disciplined
by the Supreme Court of Florida
by referee, at the request of the
Florida Bar under case numbers
75,686 and 77,594 on January
23,1992 due to his plea of guilty
for his role in the Can-Am Invest-
ments and Topsider Resort Con-
dominium, Inc d/b/a Topsider
Resort? These were for "fraud"
due to the way St. Laurent han-
dled and executed the purchases
and misdirected and converted
the funds for those sales for his
own use rather than to satisfy
the mortgages on the condo-
miniums ih which he handled the
transactions. Source: FSULAWLI-
BRARY www.law.fsu.edu/library/
flsupct/75686/op-75686.pdf
What exactly is it that Mr. St.
Laurent is writing about seems
vague. It sounds'as if he is run-
ning for office and is piecing to-
gether his history for all to see.
Or is it that his job may be on the
line should command change?
Regardless of the reasoning be-
hind it, again all is referenced to
the 70's and 80's when Ronnie
and he were partners. I am not
nor have I ever challenged what
their history has been. I am sure
that it was grand. At that time.
But the plain and simple truth is
that my entire campaign platform
has never changed. It is about a
change that is needed in the Of-
fice of the Sheriff due to the fact
that the money that every taxpay-
er is paying every year in ad va-
lorem taxes is not resulting in the
maximum impact that COULD be
received IF more modern prin-
ciples and applications were insti-
tuted. I have stood behind more
training, adequate resources that
are updated and contain the lat-
est in trends and patterns of to-
day's criminal element, as well
as management philosophy that
fits today's employee. Outdated
practices from the 70's and 80's
(from the written word of St. Lau-
rent himself) need to be retired. I
have never attacked Ronnie Lee


as a person and such a practice
I believe has no bearing on any-
thing. But I am challenging his
practices, management, philoso-
phies, and history in the Sheriff's
Office. Everything I have brought
up during this campaign has been
met by Ronnie Lee and his staff in
a reactionary manner. The Hen-
dry County Sheriff's Office needs
to be proactive for a change. They


have had two four year terms to
accomplish any of this but failed
to do so. Could it be that they are
simply at the end of their capabili-
ties?
I would like to address the
fact of Mr. St. Laurent's state-
ment of Ronnie Lee's extensive
experience. Again I have never
countered anything concerning
his PAST experiences. I am sure
back in the late 60's, 70's and
80's he was busy. But counting
TODAY'S experience, keeping
his law enforcement education
CURRENT, as well as exercising
good judgment in cases of high
threat and dangerous situations,
not once has he ever listed what
he has accomplished lately. Sans
the weekly press release to the
papers concerning the agency ar-
rests which are made by Deputy
Sheriffs, NOT Ronnie Lee. I have
had a public information request
sent by certified mail that is now
over two weeks old. I made it in
response to his own admission
'that he is the "working Sheriff". I
wanted to know how many writ-
ten reports he has handled since
taking office on January 1, 2005.
Not a hard request to handle es-
pecially since he has touted how
efficient and modern his agency
is. I would have expected it to
take a couple of days for some-
one to punch in the information
into SMARTCOPS, the records
management software that Steve
Worley implemented, to find the
results. I am still waiting on the
information, and as of this,writ-
ing after talking with their records
custodian, had to explain to them
how to get the information out of
SMARTCOPS because they didn't
feel as if it could be obtained. I
explained how to get the infor-
mation as I am.trained as well on
SMARTCOPS, and they advised
they would call me back. I am
still waiting. Information that is
requested from this agency is first
screened by Mr. St. Laurent. His
tactics of delaying the request and
issuing bland vague information
is his trademark and does noth-
ing more than try to subvert the
actual information needed. Good,
luck on anyone looking for this in-
formation which may I remind ev-
eryone is public information pur-
suant to Fla. State Statute 119.00. I
am willing to bet that our working
sheriff has not done much as far
as good old fashioned roadwork
or report writing.
Concerning the statement of
the DEA terminating my involve-'
ment, it was done so at my re-
quest. After our extensive work in
Clewiston, the drug movements
were so slim that no activity could
be found. By several city leaders
own admissions of the drug activ-
ity being much below levels that
were prior to our operations, we
were basically sitting idle. I could
not justify my resources being
assigned to a taskforce that had
made such a huge impact on the
drug trade that no one would take
a chance on bringing it in. I felt
my time and resources would be
better utilized back in the regular
operations of the city. Yes there
were no cases to file, no activity to
warrant because we had stopped
it. If I was terminated and left un-
der such adverse conditions,.why
would the DEA present me with a
huge plaque that a lot of citizens
saw, with my credentials, and
badge from the DEA affixed to it,
in appreciation? I don't believe
the DEA is in the business of truly
terminating someone and then
awarding them. Most reasonable
and logical people know this.
For Mr. St. Laurent's statement
Sof Ronnie Lee not liking t ,brag
about his accomplishments, then
why is the press releases gener-
ated by him showing activity writ-
ten in such a way to indicate he
did the work rather than his hard
* working Deputy Sheriffs? I know
that speaking with these Deputy
Sheriffs that they are not happy for
working as hard as they do only
to see a press article stating "Ac-
cording to Sheriff Ronnie Lee....."
with no mention of any officers)
that were present or responsible
for the activity. I have not. found
one citizen in response to Mr. St.
Laurent's statement of bragging
rights that agree with that! I be-
lieve in giving credit where credit
is due. Ronnie Lee believes in if
it's good I.did it, if it's bad, then
it's someone else.
I cannot comment on the al-
leged information that Mr. St.
Laurent reveals about the Agency
computers, only that I know of no
such activity occurring. I do know
that he makes a statement about
Former Sheriff Steve Worley being
a Chief Deputy if I am elected. I
can tell you without reservation


that Steve Worley has no interest
or desire to be in Law Enforce-
ment any longer and enjoys being
retired. Nor has that discussion
ever been made in my presence
or with him.
Retired is something I think
that Ronnie Lee needs to be as
well as his legal counsel. Perhaps
the taxpaying voters of Hendry
County will agree with me on this
and indicate such on November


4,2008.
Thank you for your time in
reading my response.
Steve Whidden

Angry Voter
To the editor:
Caloosa Belle Newspaper
LaBelle, FL 33935
I have purposefully tried to
stay out of the sheriff's race, but I
have now been drawn into some-
thing I wanted nothing to do with.
I've been there and want no part
of it again. It is painfully clear that
the Lee Camp is going out of the
way to bring disparity down on
the Whidden Camp, by the use of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice legal attorney and pit bull of
Ronnie Lee. Louis St. Laurent II is
an attorney that is paid a salary of
$5,000 dollars a month. This sal-
ary comes out of the Sheriff's Of-
fice budget. It seems to me Mr. St.
Laurent can't delineate the differ-
ence between a private individual
and a'person paid by the Sheriff's
budget. As a tax payer I am dis-
mayed that Ronnie Lee allowed
Mr. St. Laurent to use his official
position while getting paid by tax
payer money to use sheriff's of-
fice time to slander the Whidden
Campaign and myself person-
ally. If he is so concerned about
it enough to include me in his
slanderous words, then truly the
Lee Campaign must be worried
and desperate. This comes from
a lawyer that was suspended in
July 1994, reinstated in Decem-
ber 1994 and was admonished in
1995 by the Florida Bar, accord-
ing to the Florida bar disciplinary
board. The old saying is, if a law-
yer is standing next to you, look
at his hands, one is in his pocket
and the other is in yours.
So if he truly has Sheriff Lee's
best interest at heart, then he
should stay out of this race and
tend to his duties. His salary is
at stake now and he is appar-
ently doing anything he can do
to protect it. Mr. St. Laurent has
certainly been giving bad advice
to Sheriff Lee. Mr. St. Laurent has
stated not to one but to several
persons that I am going to be the
chief deputy for Candidate Whid-
den. I will categorically deny that.
I am 'pleasantly retired and have
no desire to be a part of any law
enforcement agency again. Mr.
St. Laurent also stated that they
found extensive pornography on
some of my deputies' computers.
I will tell Mr. St. Laurent that Sher-
iff Lee did not find such a bunch
of hog wash, because he had
fired the computer technicians
because of his paranoia after he
took office and didn't even know
that the entire policy manual had
been put on the computer for all
employees to view for at least one
year after he took office. He did
the same thing to Sheriff Vaughn
and he did the same thing to me
and Sheriff Lee is allowing this to
happen. This is truly dirty politics
at its finest and now he has to
include me in- it. Am I supporter
of. Steve Whidden? You bet ya. I
will cross political lines to vote
who I think will do the best for its
citizens. Sheriff Lee has too. many
skeletons in his closet that I would
gladly tell, but I think I have got-
ten my point across. Mr. St. Lau-
rent (commonly known in law
enforcement circles as Louis the
Lip), you crossed the line. And yes
"I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE".
Angry Voter,
Steve Worley
Former Sheriff

Web site letter
When Steve Whidden resigned
from the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office I considered him a friend
and wrote a letter of recommen-
dation. He has now posted that
letter on his campaign for Sher-
iff website which would make it
appear that I am supporting him a
in his bid for Sheriff of Hendry
County. I e-mailed him request-
ing he remove the letter from his
website, however, he has chosen
not to do so. I do not think he has
the qualifications to serve as the
Sheriff of Hendry County and I to-
tally support Sheriff Ronnie Lee in
his bid for re-election.
Devon Land
Chief Deputy

Whidden response to
Devon Land
October 7, 2008
I would like to set the record
straight in regards to this letter
that Devon Land references. I did
in fact place it on my website for
all to see. I feel that a letter of rec-
ommendation is just that. From


the start my campaign has been
about my wish to serve the citi-
zens of Hendry County, FL. In that
regard, I respectfully feel that the
position of Sheriff is a job that is
bestowed upon a person by the
choice of the citizens in Hendry
County. Since the election pro-
cess is in essence an application
for employment, then rightfully
so, the citizens are therefore the
See Letters Page 6


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an appointment as a Project Detect participant.

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SCm nity Reserve your place in the class by
calling 675-1020.

Briefs Attention all railroad


Dedication for Kid
Jones Park
The Ford/Sunset Park commu-
nity will dedicate Kid Jones Park
Saturday, Oct. 19=8, at 11 a.m.
After a brief ceremony the candi-
dates will be invited to speak. An
Obama rally is planned for mid-
day and kids are invited for fun
and games all day. Democrats,
Republicans and everyone inter-
ested are all invited.

Table set for Sunday
dinner
Enjoy Sunday dinner at VFW
10100, next tp the rodeo grounds
on SR 29S, on Oct. 12. Serving
from noon till 2 p.m. Cost is $7.
Smoke-free dining room.

Learn to dance
Dance classes are back at the
LaBelle High School. Starting on
Tuesday, October 14, and con-
tinuing for eight weeks dance
classes will be held at the LaBelle
High school from 7-8 p.m. Diane
and Nicholas Fidanza will once
again be offering their classes
which have drawn so many in the
past. Learn to dance the waltz,
rhumba, foxtrot, swing, texas two
step, polka and merinque. Class-
es are $5 per person, per class.
Find a partner, bring some friends
and come out for a good time.


Letters
Continued From Page 4
employers. I am merely adding
a letter of recommendation that
reads in part "It is with great hon-
or that I recommend him to ANY
law enforcement agency, he will
be an UNQUESTIONABLE asset."
It was not written for any particu-
lar agency OR position. I feel it is
pertinent to the process, and as
the citizens of Hendry County
are very well aware, the current
Sheriff is certainly not wasting
any space using his past experi-
ences in the 70's and 80's. My
letter was dated back in 2005 so
I feel it is very relevant, and very
appropriate to this election. I am
sure that Devon Land is in a po-
sition that is very uncomfortable
at this point, but the intent of this
is for my employment process to
the citizens as Sheriff of Hendry
County and nothing else.
Steve Whidden

Response to Harris'
comment
In response to Commissioner
Harris' comment on not attend-
ing the budget hearings two
years ago.
I think Hendry County voters
and property owners deserve an
answer to the Commissioner's
comment of "where were you
two years ago" when the county
and residents were beginning the
struggle with severe tax issues.
I was attending a meeting
with my peers representing all
property owners regarding tax
reform issues such as capping
local government spending
and portability of the Save Our
Homes cap. My job is to appraise
your property fairly and equita-
bly. The commissioners' job is to
assess your taxes. Two years ago
they listened to the people and


Obituaries
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Bobby Ray Jones Sr., 71
LAKE PLACID Bobby Ray Jones.
Sr., of Lake Placid, passed away
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, in Lake
Placid. He was 71.
He was born July 31, 1937, in
Hodges, Ala., to Earlie and Estelle
(Harper) Jones.
Bobby was a veteran of the U.S.
Army and served in Korea. He was a
resident of Clewiston for 37 years.
He worked as a postman in Clewis-
ton for many years and.retired in
1992.. He lived in Lake Placid for the
past five years.
Survivors include his son, Bobby
(Carrie) Jones Jr. of Clewiston;
daughters, Tammy (Ronnie) Farmer
of Lake Placid, Beverly Griffin of
Lake Placid; 10 grandchildren; and
brothers, Hughie Jones of Atlanta,
Ga., Billy Jones of Dothan, Ala.,
Dewey Jones of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Eleanor Ruth Jones; and
grandson, Christopher Jones
Funeral services were held Satur-
day, Oct. 4, 2008, in Evangel Assem-
bly Of God in Clewiston with Pastor
Gary Corley officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Cle-
wiston.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home Clewiston.


enthusiasts, retirees
Southwest Florida Chapter of
The National Railway Historical
Soc. will be meeting on Tlies-
day, Oct 28, at 7 p.m. in the new
railroad building in Lakes Park
on Gladiolus Ave in Ft, Myers,
including a greeting to new and
prospective members, a short
business meeting, followed by a
showing of a DVD on the "Ferdi-
nand Magellan." Guests and pro-
spective members welcome. Call
764-0647 for possible car pooling
from LaBelle.

Come to OCA potluck
dinner:
The Ortona Community Asso-
ciation will open its first member-
ship meeting of the season with
a potluck dinner on Wednesday,
October 22. at 6 p.m. Members
are asked to bring a covered dish
or a dessert to share. A meat en-
tree and beverages will be fur-
nished. A short program will fol-
low the potluck.
OCA meetings are held at the
Ortona Firehouse/Library, on Cof-
fee Mill Hammock Rd (Highway
78A). All are welcome!

Soil conservation
meeting set
The Hendry Soil and Water
Conservation District will hold its
regularly scheduled Board meet-


lowered the millage rate without
my help.-
For the third year the declin-
ing economy has placed an
overwhelming burden on Hen-
dry County taxpayers. Property
values were down 14 percent
countywide for the January 1,
2008, appraisal date from which
your November 1 tax bill is de-
rived. The taxing bodies TRIM
notices, mailed out in August,
reflected lower appraisals but in-
creased taxes.
Motivated by the urgent and
desperate circumstances of the
countless numbers of you who
came to my office expressing
concern over your property tax-
es, I felt obligated to appeal to
the taxing boards on your behalf
for further budget reductions and
lower millage rates.
I reduced my budget this year
for the Property Appraiser's Of-
fice at the commissioners' re-
quest and said I would reduce
it more if needed. I know how
tight money is here in Hendry
County, you've told me. Now is
the time for the commissioners
and other taxing authorities such
as schools, cities, hospital, water
management and special districts


ing on October 23, 2008 at 1 p.m.
in the large conference room of
the Dallas B. Townsend Agricul-
tural Building Meetings are open
to the public.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Don's Oct.
16, at 11:30 a.m. All widows are
welcome.

Enjoy the mayhem at
Costume Ball
Costume Ball by Norman
Beim. Directed by Mike Shough
and Emily Ankeney -- A comedy
about a couple going to a cos-
tume ball; his costume does not
get delivered and his wife fixes
him up in drag using her gown
and accessories.
An unexpected business call
by the man's client and confusion
ensues. Come see our seasoned
actors Mike Shough, Axl Jones
and Brittany Steinke. Oct. 24, 25,
26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2. Show
times 7 p.m., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.
2 p.m. Sun. Firehouse Cultural
Center, 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle,
$12 with reservation; $14 at door.

Angel Food
Healing Waters would like
residents to know that it will not
be participating in the Angel Food
program after all. Due to circum-
stances beyond Healing Waters'
control, the program has rescind-
ed its approval as a distribution
site.


including MSBUs, to tighten up
their budgets.
I want to thank the Board of
County Commissioners for lis-
tening to the people again and
reducing the millage rate below
rolled-back to help sustain our lo-
cal economy.
Kristina Kulpa,
Hendry County
Property Appraiser

Witness history
This is an exciting election
year!' Change is in the air, not
only on the national level, but
also on the local level. Do we
need change? Of course. Change
is the process of existence; also
we are about to be eyewitnesses
to history. The first African-Amer-
ican will be elected as President,
or a female will become Vice-
President. Will you be a part of
history making or will you just be
an observer, a non-participant?
If you're a registered voter,
vote; if you're a minority and not
registered to vote, shame on you.
Hundreds of thousands suffered
so you could have the right to
vote.
Henry Gresham


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Spaghetti dinner
American Legion Post 130
invites you to a homemade spa-
ghetti dinner the third Wednesday
of every month Dates are Oct. 15,
Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Serving is
from 5-7 p.m.; $4 per plate. All
you can eat. Public welcome.

Come to LaBelle
Woman's Club
LaBelle Community Woman's
Club invites anyone interested 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 information you can call
Terrie at 673-0428.

Republicans plan
meeting
The Republican Party of Hen-
dry County will hold its last meet-
ing before the November 4 elec-
tion on Monday October 13. The
meeting will be held at the Mc-
Donald's headquarters in LaBelle
at 7 p.m. All conservative voters
are encouraged to attend.
The partywould also like to
remind all voters that early voting
starts on Monday, October 20, at 9
a.m. In order for your voice to be
heard you have to vote.

Glades candidates
Come meet the Glades County
candidates at the Muse Commu-
nity Center Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The
candidates will speak with ques-
tions and answers to follow. Re-
freshments will served.

Caloosa Humane
Society changes hours
Please make note of the busi-
ness hours change as follows
Tuesday through Friday noon
to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Surgery days will remain the
same as always, 8 to 9 a.m. drop-
off of scheduled pets for surgery
2 to 4 p.m. pick-up of pets after
surgery.
Surgery dates are posted in the
lobby of the shelter, on the web-
site and in return auto-response
e-mails. Thank you and we hope
to see you all at the shelter soon!
Don't forget to purchase your,
"Paws for the Cause" Gala


tickets at the shelter! $25 per per-
son. The evening will include a
delectable dinner with scrump-
tious desert options, music to tap


Church briefs
Ladies conference at
Community Harvest
Community Harvest Worship
Center will be having a Ladies
Conference on Friday, October
17, at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Cookie
York and on Saturday, October 18,
at 9 p.m. with Rev. Brenda Skiles.
Registration is $10. Nursery will
be provided for ages 1-8. Please
RSVP to the church office at 675-
0938 by Oct. 12. Community Har-
vest Worship Center is located at
55 Orange Street across from the
rodeo grounds on Hwy. 29S.
Central Church 'of Christ pre-
senting video
Central Church of Christ of
LaBelle, is showing a video series
entitled The Silencing of God, on
Sunday evenings now through
November 2. Learn what the
Founding Fathers of our nation
stood for and the Christian prin-
ciples they believed in.
The moral and spiritual under-
pinnings of American civilization
are collapsing. Did our Founding
Fathers...
.Advocate "separation of
church and state"?
Reject expressions of Chris-
tianity in government and public
school?
Intend for federal institutions
to be religiously neutral?
Approve of same-sex mar-
riage?
These questions and more.
will be answered. Original docu-
ments, speeches, books and their
wording will be examined to re-
veal our Founding Father's intent
in founding this nation. Our his-
tory textbooks of the last 50 years
are not telling us the truth. Come
and hear it for yourselves and
then stay for the great food and
fellowship that follows.
Central Church of Christ is
located at 60 Hendry Street, in


your toes to, silent auction and
awards presentation all for the
direct benefit of the pets awaiting
forever homes at the shelter.


LaBelle, and Sunday evening ser-


LaBelle, and Sunday evening ser-
vices begin at 6 p.m.

Clergy appreciation in
Moore Haven
The Prevailing Word Christian
Center will celebrate Clergy Ap-
preciation Day by honoring Pastor
Mazie T. Ford Oct. 12, at 10 a.m.
Join them as they show their sup-
port for "God's Persevering War-
rior." The center is located at 262
Tobias Ave. (corner of Lee St.) in
Moore Haven.

Come to pastors
breakfast
A Community Pastor Appre-
ciation Breakfast will be held
October 14 at 9 a.m..at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant. All pastors and
wives are welcome. Sponsored
by Community Christian School
of LaBelle. If you are interested
in attending please call 863-675-
3277.

New Hope Baptist
announces service
times
New Hope Baptist Church,
1057 E. Yaun Road in Moore Ha-
ven, and Pastor Darrel Branham
invites everyone to join them
each week for Sunday School at
10 a.m., Morning worship at 11
a.m., Sunday evening service at
6 p.m., and also on Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m.
'For more information, please
call 863-946-1852.
'The New Hope "Free Bread
Program" is open on Tuesday
from 4:30-6 p.m. and on Saturday,
from 10 a.m.-noon.


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"HOW MUCH MORE ARE YOU, THE CITIZENS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, WILLING TO TAKE?"
* Ronnie Lee fired as Clewiston Chief of Police for FAILING to comply with
a criminal investigation. "Clewiston News December 1976"

* Ronnie Lee hires Wyatt Henderson who worked under FALSIFIED employ-
ment records while employed as the head of criminal investigations
with the Hendry County. Sheriff's Department. Mr. Henderson went on to
serve time in prison. "January 1996"

* Ronnie Lee hires convicted drug felon Terry L. Garnto which ultimately
resulted in the DEATH of Kristina Waddell. "Ft. Myers News Press July 5,
1998"

* Ronnie Lee was FIRED "again" by the citizens of Hendry County.when he
was defeated by Steve Worley for Sheriff of Hendry County. "November
2000"

* Governor Bush announces State of Florida crime rate has record reduc-
tion. However Hendry County has 18% CRIME INCREASE under Sheriff
Lee. "July 2006 FDLE website"

* Ronnie Lee is the first Sheriff in the history of Hendry County to have his
own deputies vote a UNION into the Sheriff's Office. "Sunday Morning
News February 6, 2007"

* Ronnie Lee found NEGLIGENT by a jury in the hiring of Terry Garnto in an
undercover capacity. "June 2007 Clewiston News"

* Ronnie Lee has INCREASED his budget by an estimated $4 million dol-
lars over the last four years but have you seen irrproved law enforce-
ment from this increase? "2005-08 County Budget Records"

* Hendry County Sheriff's Office FAILED Florida Department of 'Law
Enforcement records audit and receives 90 days probation to clean up
records or loose access to FDLE's website. "August 2008 FDLE'

Throughout my campaign for the office of Sheriff, my goal was to finally
remove Mr. Lee and his type of law enforcement from this county. Mr.
Lee's career has been made up of promises that he has failed to keep to
the citizens of Hendry County. As his record shows he has provided
"incompetent law enforcement in exchange for your tax dollars." Ladies
and gentleman your tax dollars are spent more on the legal defense for
his incompetencies than on your protection. It's time to give someone
else a.chance to change this trend! On November 4, 2008 vote for Steve
Whidden for Sheriff, I know I am!

Sincerely,
Fred Dyess Jr
Former Democratic Candidate for Sheriff of Hendry County
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Cowboys have rough go of it


In spite of a very rough week,
Head football Coach H lal Bennett
is not giving up on his Cowboys.
The Cowboys lots to Arcadia,
56-7.
"It was a far superior team in
size and speed," he said.
Still, it was a good day for
sophomore Chris Garcia, who
scored his first touchdown and
was honorary captain for the
game all on his birthday.
Coach Bennett said, although
the score doesn't show it, the team
had an excellent week in practice.
"We were just outmatched," he
said, "but it always hurts."


The Cowboys are preparing
for their firsl district gaml e Ilis Fri-
day. They will meet Lemon Bay
here at home.
Coach Bennett said it is a bet-
ter matchup, however, Lemon
Bay runs the same kind of offense
as the Cowboys, so the defense
will have to get better. "We must
improve our defense, no doubt.
We cannot continue this way and
succeed," he said.
The coaching staff has
switched some positions trying to
work things out, he added.
He said the offense must get
more consistent and pointed to


one of the longest drives of the
season and it was against Arca-
dia last Friday. He also said more
consistency is needed from offen-
sive line.
With regard to special teams.
Coach Bennett had praise for
freshman kicker David Antunez,
who made the extra point Friday
night. He also had good words
for the great kick offs by punter
Chris Garcia. Coach said, "he gets
the ball off as high as you'd ever
want and there have been little to
no return yards against the punt
team this year.


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Sport Shorts


Sign up for soccer
The LaBelle Youth Soccer As-
sociation announces soccer sign
ups for the upcoming season. All
children between the ages of 4
and 14 are invited to play. The fee
is $30 per child. All sign ups will
take place at the Winn-Dixie. Sign
ups continue on Saturdays, Oct.
11 and 18 from 10 a.m. till noon;
Sunday, Oct. 5, 12 and 19 from
1-2 p.m. and Wednesdays, Oct. 8
and 13 from 6-8 p.m.
The Homecoming Luau Dance
was Friday night September 26th
at the LaBelle Middle School Caf-
eteria. We had a tiki drink hut,
grass skirts, and flower lais. Live
DJ with lights. And lots of food.
All the kids (ages 5 to 15) had a
blast. We did the homecoming
ceremony for each level. Then
at the field on Saturday for our
homecoming games, we did the
ceremonyduring half-time. Lang-
ford loaned us a convertible thun-
derbird to parade each king and
queen around the field. If you
need more details, please give me
a call at 673-4811. Thanks Patti.

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:

Volunteer for
Junior Pro
Get ready for the Junior Pro
basketball season. Coaches, as-
sistants, referees and other volun-
teers are needed again this year.
Junior Pro boys divisions are K-2,
3-5 and 5-8 grades; girls divisions
are K-2 and 3-8th grade. For more
information call Darrell Harris at
675-2565 or Pat Langford at 675-


1686. Pick up registration, slips
at Langford Ford or they will be
handed out at schools.

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting
and 20 Yard Target League.
SUNDAY: October 19, 3D Ar-
chery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort Myers.
The shoot is hosted by the Lee
County Archers A roving field
range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station N.F.A.A.
field course. Sign up 8- 8:30 a.m.;
shotgun start at 9 a.m.. A $10
shooting fee applies. Info: Ben
Brown (239) 369-6212.
Sunday, November 2, 9 a.m,
900 Round event.


Clewiston
LaBelle
Moore Haven


October 8th Hendry Regional Hospital
October 9th Hendry Convenient Care Center
October 15th Glades Co. Public Library


To register/more information:
Hendry County: Call Valarie James or Jeni Dyess at 863-674-4041
Glades County: Call Angelica Pena at 863-946-0707

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saving i'd.l'mi 'oy money.
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Yes...I have maintained and upgraded our now outdated mass
appraisal computer system to implement the new tax exemption
laws required by Amendment 1, saving taxpayers an estimated
$500,000. '
SYes...I have developed a user friendly web-site where public
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Little World Recycling


It's getting harder and harder
to find quality merchandise at a
good price. That's why Kevin Di-
Pofi has opened a new children's
store Little World Recycling Kids
Stuff, Inc.
All items in the store are hand-
selected according to very strict
standards all clean, stylish and in
great condition. Little World isn't
a strict consignment store it pays
for merchandise immediately.
At Little World you can find
new and used name brand cloth-
ing for boys and girls in sizes new-
born to 16. Also look for some
youth furniture, gifts for baby
showers, birthdays, blankets,
shoes, books and even some
handmade articles.
Look for the Pedoodles shoe
display kids shoes made from
recycled leather; also handmade
bows and barrettes and eventu-
ally some kids' jewelry, too. Find
environmentally safe Melissa and
Doug toys there as well.
Shoppers will also enjoy the
advantages of layaway and gift
certificates from Little World.
While mom shops, the little
ones can enjoy themselves in the
kids' area with movies, puzzles
and reading material.
Store manager Linda Vaughn
and co-worker Betty Hayes are
determined to make shopping at
Little World Recycling a unique
experience, featuring merchan-
dise you will be proud, to own.
They also look forward to upcom-
ing special activities and projects
for the little ones.
They do not accept stuffed ani-
mals or carseats. Please call ahead
at 612-0543 if you'd like to bring in
items to sell or to see what they're


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Store manager Linda Vaughn and co-worker Betty Hayes are
determined to make shopping at Little World Recycling a
unique experience.


accepting at that time. They will
sort and price your merchandise,
and have a check or store credit
ready for the items they want
when the order is completed.
They only accept items in ex-
cellent condition in paper grocery
bags or reusable boxes no plastic
garbage bags, please. Generally,
Little World can accept only about
25 items at a time, due to limited
storage space. Before bringing
your quality items in, please have
them clean and pressed.
When you drop off your items,
you will be given a Drop and Run
form to sign. Your items will be
processed as soon as possible and
you will be notified which' items
Little World Recycling would like
to buy from you. Anything else
should be picked up within 24
hours or they will become the
property of Little World.
Owner Kevin DiPofi said he


feels this type of store is needed
more than ever in this economic
time, and offers big savings when
everyone is struggling. He credits
his mother-in-law, Daisy Ireland,
who has much experience in
retail, with helping to bring it all
together in such an enchanting
way.
Look for their Web site coming
soon at www.LittleWorldRecy-
cling@earthlink.net
At Little World Recycling, you
can get quality, name brand items
well below regular prices. Re-
member, the inventory is always
changing, so you'll want to come
by frequently. The store opened
Sept. 23 and celebrated its grand
opening Oct. 1. Stop by Monday-
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or Saturday
9-noon.
Little World Recycling is locat-
ed at 13 Missouri Street, behind
State Farm Insurance.


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Sl LOW COSlT lLORIDA Living with lots of
0 ,.".- trees andl privacy in Aqua Isles, a 55+
S Quality Riverfront Community Largest
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SBeatlti[il 2 story pool home in country Unique protected harbor on Caloosahlatclee Renvad, 9ireper/Bro, Partially
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S setting, yet near town. Call for River. Rare waterfront property Zoned *
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....' '''" '"'........._... $289,000 REDUCED! COMMERCIAL $349,900 Office building in the
$139,000 4BD/2BA- Mobile BUILDING. Located in the heart of LaBelle. C o LaBelle.
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$289,000 REDUCED! COMMERCIAL $349,900 Office building in the
$139,000 4BD/2BA- Mobile BUILDING. Located in the heart of LaBelle. City of LaBelle.


Local performer at patriotic services


Vietnam Veterans of America
Beaver County Chapter #862 pre-
sented A Vietnam Remembrance
kickoff concert on Wednesday,
September 10 (Jeanie's birthday)
in Irvine Park in Beaver, Pa. How
appropriate to have USO per-
formers from that era to start the
evening festivities. Linda & Jeanie,
The Hilltop Singers, made three
tours to Southeast Asia in 1971
and 1972 to entertain the troops
and two of these tours included
Vietnam. Their song list this night
included: Sandman, Where Have
All the Flowers Gone?, Cool Wa-
4- ter, Amy, Davey's Come Home,
Colors, Black Water, If I had a
Hammer, Jet Plane these were
the "oldies" presented to an ap-
preciative audience. Various art-
ists performed in turn on the big
white gazebo yellow ribbons
and American flags were every-
where.
On September 11, the Mov-
ing Wall, the duo performed at
a rededication of a 25-year-old
memorial to the Beaver County
0 soldiers lost in Vietnam.
September 13 was the POW/
MIA service in Quay Square,
where a few thousand people
waving flags and glow sticks gath-
ered for the ceremonies honoring


Submitted photo
Linda & Jeanie, The Hilltop Singers, made three tours to
Southeast Asia in 1971 and 1972.


Vietnam War Veterans.
Linda and Jeanie had a dream
to be of service to their country
during the Vietnam war. Their
dream came true as The Hill-
top Singers sang their way into
the hearts of the servicemen in
Southeast Asia bringing the cof-
feehouse music to them. LINDA
& JEANIE continue to serve their
country by singing for patriotic


events and Vietnam Vet reunions
and any occasion where the audi-
ence appreciates the sound of the
oldies. Linda Carpenter DeShon is
an employee of HCA a nurse at
The Women's Hospital in Nash-
ville, TN. Jeanie Carpenter Garga-
no has worked for the US Postal
Service for 20 years and currently
works as Sales, Service Associate
in the LaBelle Post Office.


Watershed protection plans drafted for


St. Lucie, Caloosahatchee canals


Underscoring the state's com-
mitment to ecosystem restora-
tion, the Florida Legislature in
2007 strengthened protection
for the Northern Everglades by
expanding efforts to protect and
restore the Caloosahatchee and
St. Lucie watersheds, including
the estuaries. As part of this ini-
tiative, two new river watershed
protection programs were cre-
ated for the Caloosahatchee River
watershed and the St. Lucie River
watershed.
The draft River Watershed Pro-
tection Plans for both watersheds
were released for public comment


on October 1, 2008. The draft
plans were produced by a multi-
agency team comprised of the
South Florida Water Management
District, the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices and the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, in
cooperation with Lee and Martin
counties and other affected mu-
nicipalities.
The participating agencies are
seeking public input on the draft
plans prior to submittal of the
plans to the Legislature in January
2009. The plans are now available
online at https://my.sfwmd.gov/


northerneverglades. The public
comment period will conclude
on October 31, 2008.
Two public meetings are
scheduled for this purpose:
Caloosahatchee River Water-
shed Protection Plan Public Meet-
ing Monday, October 27, 2008.,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at SFWMD,
Lower West Coast Service Center,
2301 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers
St. Lucie River Watershed Pro-
tection Plan Public Meeting Tues-
day, October 28, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. at SFWMD, Martin/
St. Lucie Service Center. 780 S.E.
Indian Street, Stuart.


SlATURES wooled pa.ure. $135,000. fac'turcd home plus pole barn. $550,000
RF,\vTAIS .A:IAIIBa PETS \WEIc(:O.ME! CAl.. FOR 48i21HA- HOME! Seller will contribute towards 5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/- Acres.
1TAlY HBuit'e C(losing C*iost! $149,900 $795,000
COME ONE...COMEAI I.,. bring lie wil t.Ilil! 4BR2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500 WATERFRONT LOTS
lr 1i.t t3ai M.IIr Sutites1 I)l Iolie tin ,+ acre lot 3iR2BHA 1 HOME! I:lnc+ Oaks Hand nicely landscaped. 2 BUILDABLE LOTS ON THE BANKS OF THE
in Im ni $399,000 $159,900 CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER. Views of main river &
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Ill\-S \\etof l.dLielle' $300,000 ft. of living area. I'pgraded fixtures. REDUCED owner financing. $150,000,0 $950,;000 NOW
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3BR 2BA HOME h.. clirhrning seitngi under shadel 31BR2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on UNIQUE WATERFRONT PROPERTY zoned for
oak canopy. B-2 owningg all tlow lor residential use now 3 lois. $180,000 .multi-family units (12) in the city w/ ready access to
and ftutire business' investment opportuniics. 3 BR2BA CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS needs TLC Intracoastal Waterway, which leads to the Gulf.
$169,500 $189,000 Privately owned man-made deep-water canal.
WATERFRONT HOMES 3BR,2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2.000+/- sq. ft living $349,900
3BR3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remxleleled w new area. $259,000 WATERFRONT LOT w/Dock in the Cit! $299,000
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dLO.cthcid gu, hu II iinIm-ftolhuimie 11I l ,l .1 ill hmiics.$269,000 ONE OF A KIND RIVERFRONT! 12+/- Acres
,clrncid doiik houie w Iconcreie butc rI.amp. Mlll.TI FAMIY ZONED PROPERTY w. reimodeled w.dicKik plus 100+/- ft riverfrontage. $2,100,000
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HOMES lo:.tion tu[r .apanlnicnt or townhouses. $349,000 Commrlnliail zoned 3+/- acre peninsula t00' river
2BR IBA HOME s s.cncdnrl porch and lile t1uiing HOMES ON ACREAGE frontage. $3,300,000
$89,900 DOUBI.EWIDE MOBILE HOME on 2.5 acres! LOTS/ACREAGE 1 +
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4BR .BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME in Iowin. lMobile homec! $125,000 Business!
$96,900 4.BR'2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, cleared
3BR,2BA HOME OF MERIT doublewhl e Itinullac- is/l.cnce aiid )ond. $179,000. RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE in the city $25,000
turlil home l scated in a. gr.et 11neighli(rhitd ine;i SHORT SALE! 311R2BA CBS loiomc on ,I.82+/- Acres. f1- ACRES'- Off Hwy 29 in Felda on Pri\ate Road.
stcholu,. $98.000 Recent uplgrades, fenced and crss fenced. $240,000 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
, ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner( of illw -8 and I3BR 2BA REMODELED HOME on 2.-I+/- gotcous Building. $ 80,000
Coiull.inchee 12" 1 x 25'1 $99,900 o.lk .slhdd acres. $279,900 UNDER CONTRACT GORGEOS RANCH WITH AIRSTRIPI 893 +/-
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hack v.itr. I.i115i.O) Sellere will counriblutc $,l.( dcsirllcle neighborlhLod. Variety of fruit Hangarharn, hunk house, four 8" wells & 100'x3,900'
totmais Buters cosiungmcosts. Ires.$280,000 grass airstrip.
MOVE IN READY! t3r, 2Ba Home, recently reniod- 3BMR2BA CBS on 5 Acres in the country: $296,000 COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
cledl i\\ ew kitchen cabinets, appliances and new 3BR/2BA HOME on 1.3-+/- Acre! Commercial COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Store w/full kitchen on
roof. $128,900 Zoned, Ht Fomniage. $399,500 HTv 29 South. $449,000
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Iin the city. $130,000 CBS Home. $490,000. opportunity 3 Steel buildings on 1.59+/- acres w/277'
3BR/2BA HOME w/open floor plan overlooking 20+/- ACRES IN THE COUNTRY w/3Br/2Ba manu- frontage on Hwy 29. $850,000


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 9, 2008 9


Hope receives



national award


(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Hope Hos-
pice and Community Services is
among the country's first recipi-
ents of the Quality in Palliative
Care Leadership Award, in rec-
ognition of its innovative patient
care.
Palliative care provides com-
fort and improves the quality of
life of a person whose illness
cannot be cured. It also offers a
support system to help the fam-
ily cope during their loved one's
illness and in their own bereave-
ment.
Hope provides palliative care
through all of its programs in-
cluding Hope Comfort Care,
Hope Hospice as well as its
special programs for seriously ill
children and adults.
The Leadership Award will
be presented annually to orga-
nizations which have enhanced
their palliative care services and
adhere to the principles of the
National Consensus Project for
Quality Care and the National
Quality Forum, national orga-
nizations working to improve
quality of care.
Hope is one of only nine or-
ganizations in the country to be
honored in 2008, the award's
first year.
"Hope's approach to pal-
liative care addresses each per-
son's physical, emotional and
spiritual needs, with an array of
therapies, counseling and sup-
port," according to Hope Presi-
dent and CEO Samira K. Beck-


"Our staff is committed
to providing care and
comfort in a way that is
unique to each person
we serve."
CEO Samira K. Beckwith

with. "Our staff is committed
to providing care and comfort
in a way that is unique to each
person we serve. This award
recognizes their deep commit-
mernt, and we are honored to be
among the first recipients."
The award will be presented
to Hope during a national cer-
emony in 2009.
Hope Hospice and Commu-
nity Services is a not-for-profit,
501 (c)(3)-status community-
based health care agency, pro-
viding a variety of services to
all people with complex needs
related to transitions, loss and
end of life. Hope is accredited
by the Community Health Ac-
creditation Program (CHAP),
the national leader in improving
the quality of care in the home
care industry, and is a recipient
of the nationally acclaimed Cir-
cle of Life Award for excellence
and innovation in patient care.'
Licensed by the State of Florida
since 1984.
Support Hope as a donor or
volunteer by calling 800-835-
1673. For more information:
http://www.hopehospice.org/


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







274 N Bridge St LaBelle,FL 33935
863-612-0002
www.melking.com
Mel King Lie. RE Broker


LAND CO.
S180 N Bridge SL t LaBelle, FL
S (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Assoiaies: Trisha
Arnold. Denise Walker,
Bevely Curun. Parry Walker, Wayne
Simmons. Charlene Bowen


WATERFRONT HOMES
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, central
vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar,
cedar lined closets, office, solar system, electric
drapes in den/living room, irrigation system, secu-
rity lights, paved circle driveway, dock & ramp. 4
bay garage w/bathroom & office. REDUCED!
$4,200,000 $999,000!
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view
of the Caloosahatchee River. Features include
wood, tile & carpet flooring, plantation shutters,
lanai & large private boat-dock w/lift. Community
clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp & tennis
court. $749,000
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from the
river. $500,000 "
WATERFRONT HOMESITES
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views, access,


and dock permit. Deed restricted community .72
+'- ac. $399,900
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of water
frontage & tons of privacy. $149,900
ACREAGE
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/micro-
jet irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibil-.
ities. $9,500/ac.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture. Well & power on site. $995,000
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
n + ic of serenity in a park-like setting located
in Mu-e $460,000
.' +. ic. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
5,+/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
$175,000
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
$125,000
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle.
$85,000.
2.5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
$65,000.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $20,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50 +/-
acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.


for pcurs& itultor


Hope Observes



World Hospice Day


Samira K. Beckwith,
President and CEO
Hope Hospice and Community
Services
World Hospice Day is observed
internationally on the second Sat-
urday of each October. Unfor-
tunately only half of the world's
countries have access to hospice
care.
In our own community, where
Hope Hospice and Community
Services offers care to people of
all ages who have a life-limiting ill-
ness, there are still those who do
not yet know about the care we
provide. They do not know that
they can be living a better, more
comfortable life at this crucial
time. Hope cares for each individ-
ual, addressing their own needs.
We help the entire .family with
the challenges they are facing.
The goal of World Hospice Day
is to raise awareness of how the
medical, emotional and spiritual
support available through hospice
can make a positive difference for
everyone.
One fundamental goal in hos-
pice care is to enable people to
maintain their dignity. Bono, of
the Irish rock band U2, whose fa-
ther was a hospice patient, said,
"In life, you try your best to hold
on tight to your dignity; in death
sometimes others have to hold
onto it for you. How we care for
the sick and dying is surely a lit-
mus test of our humanity."
One of our hospice patients,
in his nineties, enjoys playing the
harmonica. We make sure he al-
ways has an audience when he
wants one, and we look forward


to seeing the smile on his face as
he hears our applause. As a Hope
Hospice patient, he is living his life.
Our role is to enable each patient
to live life as fully as possible, in
comfort and with dignity. Hospice
is about living.
The earlier that a person choos-
es hospice, the more we can help
in relieving their pain, easing their
emotional stress and helping the
family to cope.
Hope is working to make our
community a better place by of-
fering our services to everyone
in need, regardless of their ability
to pay, age, type of illness or any
other life circumstance. We are
a resource for "making informed
decisions about end-of-life care.
Raising everyone's awareness of
this is the purpose of World Hos-
pice Day.
For more information about
Hope's services, please visit our
Web site at www.hopehospice.
org.
Hope Hospice and Communi-
StServices is a not-for-profit, 501
c) (3)-status community-based
Health Care organization, provid-
ing a variety of services to all peo-
ple with complex needs related to
serious illness, loss, grief and end
of life.
Accredited by the Commu-
nity Health Accreditation Program
(CHAP), the national leader in im-
proving the quality of care in the
home care industry
Licensed by the State of Flor-
ida since 1984 Certified by Medi-
care and Medicare.
Support Hope as a donor or
volunteer by calling 800-835-1673.


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2/1 AVE. H Moore Haven w/d $625/M
3/2 DERBY LN Mobile $650/M
21 DUPLEX On Hickory $700/M
3/2 ON 3RD AVE. Duplex $750/M
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into. $139,970.
* Centrally loc It a~>hjWfplit floor plan,
spacious roomsi,~RM MMre. $117,900.
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
$114,900.
* Corporate owned! In LaBelle 2005 CBS 3/2
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much more. $111,900.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $105,000.
* Corojrate Owned 3/2 Cl homewith
split fl U DERiGONTRAGl T2 car
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$105,000
* Corporate owned! Located only minutes
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$104,90 .l
* Fisherman's weekend retreat} 3/2 stilt
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* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner
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* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to
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* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS located in
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* 3/2 hi il llt ll r andn
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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 9, 2008
10


Births


Aaliyah

Danielle

Rancano
Tony Ran-
cano and Kris-
ten Bryant are
proud to an-
nounce the b
birth of their .'
daughter, Aa- ,
liyah Danielle.
Their little prin-
cess was born Aaliyah
Sept. 16, 2008, Rancano
on her great-
grandmother's birthday. She
weighted 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and
was 18 1/2 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Danny Bryant of Fort Lauderdale
and Sharon Bryant of LaBelle.
Paternal grandmother is Phyl-
lis Rancano of Clermont. Little Aa-


liyah is welcomed home by many
aunts, uncles and cousins.

Lily Jae

White
Melisha and BJ White ofLaBelle
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Lily Jae White
on Sept. 11, 2008. The young


lady weighed
7 pounds, 14
ounces, and
was 21 inches
long at birth.
Lilywaswel-
comed home
by Michael and
Briann, Aunt
Brandi Keeling
and Angeleigh.
Maternal


-^r


I',

Lily
White


grandparents are Judy and Bryan
Oatsvall of LaBelle, Fl.
Paternal grandmother is Debra
White of LaBelle, Fl.


Web site to educate


teens, save lives


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
DepartmentofHighwaySafetyand
Motor Vehicles today launched
a Web site for teen driver safety
at www.TakeTheWheel.net. The
new Web site, created by teens
for teens, challenges young driv-
ers to take charge when theytake
the wheel. DHSMV announced
the new Web site at Leon High
School with students and other
special guests.
"The Department is proactive
in our focus on safe driving, and
we continue to reach out to teen
drivers and their parents through
outreach initiatives like Take the
Wheel," said Executive Director
Electra Theodorides-Bustle. "This
teen-based Web site is the first of
its kind in Florida as it is interactive
and allows teens drivers to share
their experiences with peers. We
encourage driver's education in-
structors to use it as a tool, too."
Vehicle crashes are the leading
cause of death among teenagers
in our state and the nation. In
Florida alone, more than 36,000
teen drivers were involved in
crashes. last year. Also in 2007,
more than 479 people were killed
Sin an accident where a teen was
driving.
"Learning good driving habits


from the. beginning is essential,"
said Director of the. Florida High-
way Patrol, Colonel John Czernis.
"It is up to parents, teachers, law
enforcement officers and other
teens to stress to new drivers that
with the privilege of driving comes
a great amount of responsibility."
Thanks to the cooperative ef-
forts of DHSMV and grant fund-
ing provided through the Florida
Department of Transportation,
www.TakeTheWheel.net offers
teens a chance to talk about their
experiences with others, give ad-
vice, listen, learn and challenge
one another to take charge of
their own actions behind, the
wheel. This is a great example of
state agencies partnering to serve
Floridians.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles is charged with the mission
of providing highway safety and
security through excellence in
service, education and enforce-
ment. The Department is leading
the way to a Safer Florida by way
of three major components: driv-
er licenses, vehicle tags and titles
and the Florida Highway Patrol.
To learn more about DHSMV and
the services offered, visit www.
flhsmv.gov.


Early breast screening saves lives


By Glenda Wilson
October is 'National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month, and
Hendry Regional Medical Center
wants to remind you that early
detection is the best form of pro-
tection against breast cancer.
According to the American
Center Society, in the United
States, breast cancer is the most
common cancer among women
(other than skin cancer). An es-
timated 178,480 women in the
United States were found to have
had invasive breast cancer in
2007, and about 40,460 women
will die from the disease this
year. Currently, there are slightly
over 2 million women living in
the United States who have been
treated for breast cancer.
The earlier breast cancer is
found, the better the chances
are that treatment will work. The
goal is to find cancers before they
start to cause symptoms. The
size of a breast cancer and how
far it has spread are the most im-
portant, factors in predicting the
outlook for the patient.
Early detection tests for breast
cancer save many thousands of
lives each year. The American
Cancer Society recommends that
women who are 40 years old and
older should have mammogram

Christ the King
Lutheran Church








"Wlhen evezybodyis Somebmly ---
and Jesus is Lolrd."
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


screenings every year and should
continue to do so for as long as
they are in good health.
Hendry Regional Medical
Center is hosting free Lunch and
Learn seminars to educate the
public about breast cancer. The
schedules are as follows:
Wednesday, October 15
(noon to 1 p.m.) Hosted by
Dr. Darayes Mobed, General Sur-
geon to be held in the hospital
conference room.
Wednesday, October 15
(noon to 1 p.m.) Hosted by Dr.


Leonard Carroll, Board-Certified
General Surgeon- to be held in
LaBelle at the Hendry Regional
Convenient Care Center.
Thursday, October 23 (noon to
1 p.m.) Hosted by Dr. Darayes
Mobed, General Surgeon to be
held in LaBelle at the Hendry Re-
gional Convenient Care Center.
The hospital is also providing
discounted digital mammogram
screenings during the month
of October. Some who register
may qualify for free mammo-
gram screenings through a grant


(provided by Lucy's Angels) and
a program called Project Detect
(provided by the American Can-
cer Society).
Women, take time out of your
busy schedule to protect 'your
health. Grab your mother, sis-
ter, daughter or a friend and join
Hendry Regional Medical Center
to learn more about breast can-
cer.
Call 863-983-2735 to reserve
your seat for one of the free
Lunch and Learn seminars on
breast cancer.


About Antibiotics Week


Cold or Flu. Antibiotics Don't
Work For You. Only use antibiot-
ics when they are likely to be ben-
eficial?
Are you aware that colds, flu,
most sore throats, and bronchitis
are caused by viruses? Did you
know that antibiotics do not help
fight viruses? It's true. Plus, taking
antibiotics when you have a virus
may do more harm than good
What kinds of infections are
caused by viruses & should not
be treated with antibiotics?
Colds -Flu Mvost coughs &
bronchitis Sore throats (except
for strep throat).-Some ear infec-
tions
Why should I be concerned
about antibiotic resistance?
Antibiotic resistance can cause
significant danger and suffering
for children and adults who have
common infections, once eas-
ily treatable with antibiotics. A
common misconception is that
a person's body becomes resis-
tant to specific drugs. However,
it is microbes, not _people, that
become resistant to the drugs.
Every time a person takes antibi-
otics, sensitive bacteria are killed,
but resistant germs may be left to
grow and multiply. Repeated and
improper uses of antibiotics are
primary causes of the increase in
drug-resistant bacteria.
Some useful tips to remember
are:


1. Talk with your healthcare
provider about antibiotic resis-
tance:
Ask whether an antibiotic is
likely to be beneficial for your ill-
ness
Ask what else you can do to
feel better sooner
2. Do not take an antibiotic for
a viral infection like a cold or the
flu.
3. Do not save some of your
antibiotic for the next time you
get sick. Discard any leftover
medication once you have com-
pleted your prescribed course of
treatment.
4. Take an antibiotic exactly as
the healthcare provider tells you.
Do not skip doses. Complete the
prescribed course of treatment
even if you are feeling better. If
treatment stops too soon, some
bacteria may survive and re-in-
fect.
5. Do not take antibiotics pre-
scribed for someone else. The
antibiotic may not be appropriate
for your illness. Taking the wrong
medicine may delay correct treat-
ment and allow bacteria to mul-
tiply.
6. If your healthcare provider,
determines that you do not have
a bacterial infection, ask about
ways to. help relieve your symp-
toms. Do not pressure your pro-,
vider to prescribe an antibiotic.


Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage CBS home built in 2005
with 1795 total square feet in a quiet area with privacy fence,
stainless appliances and granite counter tops listed for
$149,500. Call Ryan at 863-843-1278, owner/agent.


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REPAIR
SERVICE, INC.

Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
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Pregnant? Considering adop-
tion? A married couple, large
extended family, seeks to
adopt. Financially secure.
Expenses paid. Call KAREN
& KEVIN. (ask for mi-
chelle /adam) .
800)790-5260. FL Bar#
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125 Acres Subdivided. 5+
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BOSTON TERRIER found vic
of behind Bill's Mini Mart on
70. Call (863)261-7253 to
identify
CAT, young fixed male, black
& white, very tame, Vic Capt
Hendry Dr. 675-1050
DOG Small, Black w/White
Chest & Paws. Possible Lab
Mix. Vi. of CaLoosa Es-
tates. (863)675-7766
FOUND 1 pony in Montura
and 3 horses found off Case
SRd. 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.

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long plume tail, 151bs, vic of
N. Missouri & Oklahoma.
Call (863)675-6369
RAT TERRIER, F lost Muse
near firetower "Rosie" Re-
ward, very friendly 863-
675-5779 or 239-850-1331


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Spayed & neutered, w/indoor
& outdoor kennel, hse broke,
(863)357-3604 Ive msg
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year old female, salt & pep-
per colored, spade, all shots.
Call 863-673-0354
FREE PUPPIES BIk lab/Gold
Ret puppies free to good
homes, leave message if no
answer. (863)697-6840
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Free, you pick up
(239)564-5827
HOUND DOG 2yrs old, vacci-
nated, spayed, very sweet,
submissive, needs a new
home (863)763-5150
PROPANE FIREPLACE needs
work and stove pipe, great
for large sunroom or small
cabin (863)357-3355






LABELLE Fri & Sat.,
10/10 & 10/11,8am to 1pm
672 Live Oak Lane
Baby clothes, dishes, table,
lots of misc.
Come & Get It!
LABELLE Fri., & Sat.,
Oct. 10 & Oct. 11, 8am-?,
49 N. Industral Loop Rd off
Hwy 29 S. (next to Pro Auto).
Freezer, Dryer, 60" TV,
Furniture, Clothes & HH Items
MWtti'Family
SALE
LaBelle; Sat., Nov. 11th &
18th, 7am-?, 158 Clay Street,
off Hwy 80.
New selection large VHS Mo-
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Small-XXXLg.), Collectibles,
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Sat Oct 118:30 to noon
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Employment '- 0
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
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Job Information 225
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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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
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Furniture 610"
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Household Items 630:
Jewelry 635
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Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Pets/Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695'
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/ladio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s& Games, 730
VCted to 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR COND/EATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759
CENTRAL HEAT & AIR UNIT -
Goodman 48k BTU, serviced
every year, like: new. $850
firm (863)763-3932
MOBILE HOME A/C Unit -
2 1/2 ton, $275. Call
863-467-4253



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



DRYER Kenmore, A$55
(863)675-7105




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Fill Dirt Shell Rock (Delivered)
Land Clearing

Call Rick for
Delivery at

863-673-2108


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LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Als o handyman jobs
(863)675-1166
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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
GAS RANGE like new, $100
(863)234-8203
MAYTAG, 22.1 cu ft, Ice &
water disp. Frost free freezer,
Exc -condition $200.
863-675-4822 LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR- full size like
new, asking $100
(863)234-8203
REFRIGERATOR good condi-
tion, asking $75
(863)697-0845
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


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STOVE GE electric, white in
very good condition. $125.
(863)517-0244
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$450 neg (863)675-6904
WASHER/DRYER Sears,
Kenmore, white, w/Whirlpool
dryer, both $165.
(863)675-0104.
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$95 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
'SHEDS
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
863-228-1154


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
BIKE Men's, Roadmaster,
good shape, $50. Call
863-763-4220.



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.Guif-
CoastSupply.com.
USED 100 AMP -BREAKER
BOX- and meter base, exteri-
or, (863)610-1437
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932


BABY ITEMS Crib, 'stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CRIB Complete, 3 in 1, $50.
Call 863-697-3605
LIONEL TRAIN W/TRACK -
ages 1 4, Asking $100
(863)763-6747


COAT camel color, size 8P
long, worn once, $40.
(863)763-0583,


DISH COLLECTION Avon
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $250 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle Area)



CELL PHONE Cingular Nokia
3120 w/Box, Booklet, Sim
Card, Car & Home Charger.
$50 (772)461-8822
COMPUTER Dell, Black, XP
Pro, Office, w/2,500 Ninten-
do Games installed. Tony
$125. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Compaq Evo
2.4ghz, wireless, fast must
sell. $350. (239)247-4839


KILN, great condition
$150 863-517-1925 LaBelle
QUILTERS DREAM Every-
thing you need for quilting
call for more information
$3500. (863)763-4493



BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, -Queen size. $25
(863)763-7355

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FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg


BED SET King size, 4 post
with dresser, chest & night-
stand. Pd. $2700, asking
$800. 863-675-3939


BRAND NEW Beautiful Sleep-
er Sofa, Linen fabric Tan and
blue pin stripes. $500/or
best offer. (863)357-5773
BRAND NEW Beautiful Wing
Back Chairs" (2)silk
tan/cream stripe SET $300.
(863)357-5773 -
CHINA CABINET Solid Oak,
$200. Call 863-675-3939
COFFEE TABLES (3) $40 for
all. (863)467-4674
COUCH Brand new, $300 or
best offer, cost $800 new
you pick up (239)867-4660
DESK cherry, with right hand
L & hutch, pd $1700, sell
for $500. 863-227-1742
DINING ROOM Set Natural
Rattan, table w/glass, 6
chairs, matching hutch,
$475. Call 863-634-5236
DINING ROOM Set(7pc.solid
oak) Table w/pedestal and
6 chairs. $300or best offer.
(863)234-0067
DINING TABLE Italian marble
& glass. Cost $5,000. new,
asking $260. Call
S863-763-4063
ELECTRIC LIFT Chair Blue
Fabric. No longer needed.
$75/or best ;. offer.
(863)983-7041 ,
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle area)
OCCASIONAL CHAIRS (3) -
one antique, $60 for all will
sell separately.
(863)467-4674 ,
WINE CABINET /Ref4ierator -
Brand new, Cost $750 ask-
ing $350 (239)867-4660


GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer. Holds upto
4. Great Condition $25.
(863)634-6601
KING COBRA 38 special,
$350 (863)675-5719
RIFLE Remington, Game
Master 760, 30-06. Sell for
$350, possible trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 /
270 w/scope/sling & ammu-
nition. Must sell. Exc. cond.
$700 neg. (863)946-3731
TAURUS 605CH .357 revolver
Like hew, stainless,ported -
concealed hammer $300.
(772)260-5049 .
TAURUS PT24/7 9mm semi-
automatic Like new -.in box
hi-cap 17+1 mags stain-
less $300. (772)260-5049



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion. Used maybe 5 times.
$50 (863)357-6315
AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784
TOTAL GYM from Sports Au-
thority. Paid $250, exc.
shape, $100. Call
863-763-0141 after pm



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



DIGITAL CAMERA I have a
digital camera for sell
$300/or best offer.
(863)532-9825



PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors W/4 white,
wicker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640

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RECLINER LIFT CHAIR like
new, burgundy color, $500.
(863)763-0669
SCOOTER -Handicapped 2
seater, 4 wheel, $1200 or
best offer (863)467-6009


AB LOUNGE Ab LoungeIn
excellent condition. Used
maybe 5 times. $50.
(863)357-6315


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PACKINGHOUSE WORKERS
Nobles-Collier is accepting applications
for PACKINGHOUSE WORKERS on
Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Please
apply at 212 Jerome Drive in Immokalee,
All applicants must be 18 years of age
or older and have an Immokalee I.D.
White Card. NO Part-time work available.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


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Stump Grinding
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AIRBOAT, '03 laser, 260hp
Lycoming eng. 0540, new
prop, $10,000.
(863)528-1015
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
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Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
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aid If qualified Job place-
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BIRD KNICK knacks large
collection, $25. Call
863-484-0239
CERAMIC PAINT Easy
Strokes, Cover Coats & Glaz-
es, incl. tray, pd $250, sell
for $25. (863)983-7863
DOCTOR'S SCALE, $50. Call
(863)763-49?0 before 9 pm
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
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PORTABLE CLASSROOMS
46X24, 50X14, 36X24 &
(2) 24X36. They are equipped
with Restrooms. $3000 each.
(863)675-3277
ROLLING SHED/TRAILER 6'
x 10', Metal roof., 7'walls.
Gd. for Garden Tractors. Can
Use. $800 (863)467-6472
SHOWER TUB UNIT like new,
$100. (863)612-6575
SMOKER GRILL on trailer.
Asking $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2195
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
Twin head/footboard w/ frame,
microwave cart, card table
& 4 chairs, wardrobe cabinet
$90 will sep (863)763-4920


French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
SNARE DRUM used, $125.
(863)763-0583.



TYPEWRTER like brand new





Si feeders 25.
BEAGLE female.j2icmos 'old,,
SVery. -SW.et*,d v be,needs
:Too ,fc un. $450 neg.
:(863)261-7209
BIRD CAGE Black 18u x 18 x
-.21 h (46h, w/stand) great
condition w/feeders $25.
,(863)634-9861
BIRD CAGE blue/grey metal
"32 x 22 x 36 (62h w/stand)
.great cond. w/feeders $100.
^(863)634-9861
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 3 Ibs,
.5 months $240 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
CUR/CATAHOULA MIX 1 yr
old, tan/white, female, 1 blue
eye, $50 or. best offer
(863)610-1437
DOG BOX with double swing
door. Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
ENGLISH BULL dog Nice
ie:o paid 1,000 was in
hou But work to much
now no time for her. Been
,fixed. $500/or best offer.
(863) 634-8708
'863)763-0564



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

Pools &


HOT TUB -' 3 seat, $600.
,86:3467-4611


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


DOG BOX Fancy, Fits Pick Up
& Some ATV's. $150
(863)381-0135
GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200. Call
863-674-0579
METAL GYM Locker 78in
high x18in deep x 30in wide,
4 lockable cabinets $35/or
best offer. (863)983-7041


SONY' 65" TV-twin picture -
works perfect $800.
(863)983-8572
TELEVISION Color TV, JVC,
29.5" X:6", GREAT CONDI-
T10; .,(863)675-2235


GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, runs.works good,
11 hp briggs $150.
(863)467-7415
GENERATOR, CRAFTSMAN -
5600 watts, 8600 surge
watts, 220/110, 10HP OHV,
$375.863-610-1811


HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
* Regular Adult, size. Great
Condition: I' $50.'
(863)634-6601


Agriculture



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
- 3B-C23

CRACKER MARE very gentle,
needs finishing, 7 years,
13.5 hands $500.
(863)634-1436
HILASON TREELESS SADDLE
16"-18" roughout seat,
new, paid $400, Sell for
$200. (772)263-1178
QUARTER HORSES 1 with
foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate. Call
863-674-1234



GARDEN TRACTOR John
Deere, '04, 42", 18hp, $975.
(863)675-5741
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
gas, $20 (863)763-6576
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diesel w/3pt photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837
WEEDEATER $10. Call
863-763-4220


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 ,i960



City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Inclds
all until's, satellite tv.
(239)370-8532


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


* l Imn s


COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
RENT with office space on
heavy industrial property.
(239)633-0744
SHOP FOR LEASE Electric,
overhead doors, bathroom,
25x50 or 50x50. Off of Cow-
boy Way. (863) 675-3010


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
BELLA GRANDE, 4 bed/2ba
homes $605 month, Move-in
special security deposit
$250. Income restricted per
household size. Apply 284
Bryan Ave 863-673-5859
Equal Housing Opportunity
CLEAN 2 BR, 2 BA house
w/garage & fenced in yard.
$750/mo (954)298-2859
LABELLE Lg 3 BR., 2 BA,
Screen porch, ceramic tile
floors, Community pool.
$800/mo (863)675-0104
LARGE 3 BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city lim-
its. Avail. 11/1/08. Call
Wayne (863)673-1370.
Lg. 4BR/2BA, in town, $1200
mo. + sec.dep., avail 10/1,
(863)673-0066
Moore Haven completely
remodeled, 3BR/2BA, w/
kitchen appl's & w/d &
12x20 storage shed, on 1/3
acre. Call 863-946-0505
or 863-983-8787
OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA, c/a,
nice, non-smkg. env., no
pets, lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392
Old Florida Home Center of
LaBelle, 2BR/1BA, non-
smkg. env., no pets, lease,
$625 mo. + $625 sec.
(863)675-2392
OLDER CRACKER HOUSE -
2BR/1BA, 231 College St,
LaBelle. $500 mo. + $200
sec. dep. Call 863-843-2495
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $1,000/mo. 1st,
last & sec. 863-675-1380 or
863-541-1442
-PORT LABELLE-
2BR/2BA, 1 car garage
Close to Town & Schools
Available Now $700 mo.
954-983-5042 or
863-673-0104
Biuying a car? Look 'in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

A rn tsf.- l 5


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
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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



LABELLE 5 Acres,, corner lot,
Crescent Ave SW & Fay St.
(305)812-2008





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. inc. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392


Real Etsltei



Business Places ;
Sale -' 1005
Commercial l ,
Property Sale'. 010
Condos/
Townhouses Salet015
Farms -Sale 1020
Housbs- Sale '1025
Hunting.Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 0 1050
Out of State.', _
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1066
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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

Apartmets 0905


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

One man's trash is
another man's' treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


'I.Aatet


LABELLE -
5, 10 or
15 ACRE TRACTS
Great Location on
State Road 80.
Front has
possibility of some
Commercial Zoning.
Great Investment or
for present use.
Must See! Some
financing. For more
information call
'Owner/Broker
(561364-1795
PRICES TO SELL! 21 Acres
Pioneer Estates. For location
contact Irs (561)255-2472



***FREE Foreclosure List-
ings*** Over 200,000 prop-
erties nationwide. LOW
Down Payment. Call NOW!
(800)817-5434.
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.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. PeacefuVse-
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 hunt. 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
(866550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
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



FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" wide.
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)675-0334 LaBelle



Adult community on Caloosa-
hatchee River in Moore
Haven. Has club house,
dock & many extras. Rent or
rent to own starting at $495
monthly with'$150 deposit.
Ready to move in. Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325
CBS block home 3/1 with gar-
age $165 wk. Ready to
move in. No inside animals
$200 deposit 863-673-4325
LABELLE 2br, lba, $125/wk
320 Carlotta Ave.,
(863)673-5883
LABELLE 3 br, a/c, shed.
$500/mo 1st & last. 1256
Mohawk Ave, off of SR 78.
No dogs or catsl Between
8am-8pm (863)673-4328
LaBelle -3br, 2ba, 7ent. A/C,
Remodeled. $600. mo. +
$600. Sec. dep.
239-368-5941. Lv msg
LaBelle, 2 BR, large deck with
bench, all drywall, newly re-
modeled with new carpet,
$150/wkly. 863-673-5704
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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

* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
labor activities
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
resident .
Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577

Call 675-0313
TDD #1-800-955-8771
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri


OPPUAL HOUSING


MOTORCYCLE TRAILER -
homemade, diamond plated,
$2,000. (863)517-1508
Sky Team 90- great condition,
street legal, up to 80 mph,
$300 (863)801-6379
Okeechobee
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
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


jApartmdnts .


RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
,16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
SMALL BLOCK CHEVY- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400,
VOLVO 740, 1984 Forparts,
$750. Call 863-254-7292


FORD F-250 CAMPER SPE-
CIAL 1975 Excellent work
truck. Extended cab. 460
engine, does not smoke
runs great. Auto. $1500.
8 6 3 ) 9 4 6 1 41 5
(239)961-3205


MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2BR. Good condition. AC.
$500-$600. mo.
(863)675-2474
New 2br/2ba mobile w/porch
in 55 yrs of age or older
community. Only $495
monthly with $150 deposit.
Ready to move in. Call
Kenny (863) 673-4325
New 3b/2ba mobile on half
acre lot with beautiful front
porch. No inside animals
$300 deposit, $175 weekly.
Call (863)673-4325
NEWLY REMODELED 3/2 on
fenced acre. $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. & ref's.
(863)517-1824
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol/ English



ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/1O'x20' attached
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BAD CREDIT, bankruptcy, re-
po's -No problem. We want
your business. With $5,000
down, we have 4br/2ba,
28x76 mobile ready to move
in. Call (863) 673-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbift home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
GREAT SHAPE
2002- 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
(863)983-8106
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
(863)983-8106
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
NO MONEY down to purchase
a mobile home if you own
your lot or are paying on a
lot. 3 & 4 bedroom homes
starting at $42,900 (863)
675-8888 / (863) 673-4325
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $389 per month
800-622-2832


Recreation
Il


Boats 3005
Capenmr/RVs : 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp Merc, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1700 (561)573-3499
BASS BOAT Select 16ft
w/trailer/ 9 0 hp
Merc/TrQll.Motor/depth find-
er $1000. (863)634-6601
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
TRACKER 2005 14ft jon boat
401b thrust Minn Kota
$650/or best offer.
(863)801-4307


CAMPER 12' pull-along, fully
contained, $2,500. Call
863-697-8731
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869


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



POLARIS HYDRO Trailer -
New, pulls behind let ski.Per-
fect for camping on Islands.
$350. (863)673-5803



PONTOON TOP White, Alu-
minum, 90"x8', 4 struts.
$250 (561)445-0255


SUZUKI GZ250 '06 2300
miles, 80 mpg, exc cond.,
must see!, '$2400
(423)667-5972 Okeechobee



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
SCOOTER 2004 Geely, 49.9
cc. Under 400 mis. Great
cond. $1300 new, Asking
$1000 neg. (863)467-4551
SUZUKI80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200. Call
863-634-7021
SWAMP BUGGY, 1974 runs
great, ? with trailer,
3,000/neg. 954-336-9677


Automobiles I



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



DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS EXCELLENT,COLD
A/C, NEEDS NOTHING
$2500. (863)673-4851
DODGE NEON, 1996 4 cyl.,
auto, p/s, delayed wipers,
cold air, 52K miles, $3,395.
Call 856-455-8824
Dodge Ram 1500SLT- 02', 4
door, burgundy, leather,
PW/PL, CD player, tint
$4995 (863)697-2724 Okee
FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96
needs work, brand new
tires, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-3836
FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Five Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300.1863)447-5410
FORD ESCORT, '98 black,
good cond., $1500.
863)484-0239
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
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993 -
Good condition. $500
(863)612-6435
MAZDA PROTEGE '01 clean,
runs good, 90K, $4000'
(863)634-0758
Police Impounds for Salel 95
Honda Civic $400! 9 VW Jet-
ta $500! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, new tires, runs great,
$1500. (863)634-3038
Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,
New tires/battery, ex. cond.
' $3850 neg (863)357-0224



HONDA RANCHER FOREMAN
4 .WHEELER '04 4x4,
green, $2500.
(863)528-1015
JEEP WRANGLER, '95 4 whl.
dr., $4500 or best offer.
(863)675-6219


GOLF CART electric, 2 seat,
$1500. (863)467-4611



FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
$4750 (239)543-5887
GMC C70 -1988, With dump
body and knuckle boom,
$2000 (863)763-1370


BIG BLOCK'CHEW 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400
ENGINE from Llncoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles, you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
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
FORD F600 '86 Chassis on-
ly, runs good, $1000
(863)763-1370


FORD 150 Ext. Cab 1999 -
Runs perfect. $3995
(863)634-0512
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4759
FORD F250 '80 Mud truck,
351 M motor, needs tires.
$1000 or best offer
(863)673-4505
GMC JIMMY 350 1985 Full
Size, 4" Lift, 35" Boggers,
4x4. $2300 or best offer.
(863)634-8378
TOYOTA TACOMA 1994 -
clean good truck, 4-wd a/c,
5-spd, V-6 $3500.
(863)634-3971


HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
to.,runs good $1200/orbest
offer. (863)467-8184
ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497


INTERNATIONAL '96 -
787,574 miles, 'M-11 motor
330, good cond. $11, 000
neg (863)675-5719


CAR DOLLY Reconditioned,
New rims & tires. New fen-
ders, new lights & straps.
$675 neg. (863)697-9704
DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide, 1Oft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303
FLAT BED TRAILER '74, In-
ternational, $2700
(863)675-5719
FLATBED TRAILER 18'
Gooseneck, 2 axle (one
new), new brakes. Lights.
$2600 neg. (863)697-9704
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $4
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',
folddown ramp, dual axel,
will trade for boat $695.
(863)467-7415
UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed. good cond. dual
axle new tires $800/neg.
(863)484-0833


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public,-
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE -
Everglades Farm Equipment will be
accepting bids for a Swinger 3000.
front end loaer. Senal Number
October .
due repair bill. Machine will be sold as
s.
Please submit all bids to the Fort
Myers Service Department at 9501
State Road 82, Fort Myers. FL 33905,
by noon on 10-17-08.
Questions call 239-332-5045
294708 IBICB 10/9.16,08
IL B^^S


I Puli Notice


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I Puli Notice


NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT & PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
Take notice that Hendry County Board of County commissioner Representatives
and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union Representaives will
conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT
& Paramedics' Local 4520 at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2008. at the Hendry
County Courthouse Square, Conference Room, 165 S. Lee Street LaBelle, Florida.
The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to an
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and, tor such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
294460 CN/CB 10/9/08


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
CONTRACT FOR
PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICES
*BI0 NUMBER:* *2008-33*
*OPENING DATE AN TIME: OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 2:00 p.m.*
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Court-
house Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida for the contract for pro-
lessional pest control services for County buildings and facilities. Bids will be
opened on October 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clerk's Office, second floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Fonda, 33935. ,
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendr
County Purchasing Department. located at 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, Forida (tor pick
p), Post Office Box 2340, LaBblle, Ronda 33975 (mailing address), or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this bid, or to contract for any ser-
vices. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submttals received as a re-
sult of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this bid, if it is in the best
interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and rug/Smoke Free Work Place.
HENRY COUNTY
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
295060 CB/CN 10/9/08


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PLANNING AND CONSULTANT
SERVICES FOR A HENRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PATHWAY PLAN
RFQ. No. 2098-34
OPENING DATE: October 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., EST, or shortly thereafter.

providing professional services in connections with the a comprehensive Pathway
an for Hendry County. Individuals and is property registered in the State of
Florida are encouraged to submit their qualification tor consideration. All submittals
(ses Part V, Submission Requirements), received'in response to this Request for
ualifications wi be reviewed by a County Evaluation Committee. In order to be
considered for placement on the initial registry, submittals must be received by the
Board of County Commissioners at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoche Avenue, LaBelle, Florida un-
til 2:0 p.m., EST on October 29. 2008, at which time all responses to this request
will be recorded in the presence of one or moe witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Engineeing Department, located at 99 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Frida
33935 Post Office Box 1607. LaBelle, Florida 33975, or by calling (863) 675-5222
or (863) 983-1588. Instructions and RFO Documents will be emailed upon request,
however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of docu-
ments sent via e-mail,
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to ay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Request for Qualificaons,or
to contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all sub-
nitlals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety
this Request lor Qualifications. If it is in the best interest ol the County to do so.
HENRY COUNTY
Janet Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
293409 CN 1012,9,16,23/08


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UES Students of the Month for September
Row 1: Daisy Casiano, David Lucas-Garcia, Leyton Spencer, Dylann White; Row 2: Amando
Ramirez III, Abigail Casillas, Juan Garcia, Delaney Marsh, Kadyn Pool; Row 3: Arleth Ortiz,
Deedra Shackford, Leah Gutierrez, Alyssia Facundo, Jose Perez-Gonzalez; Row 4: Bianca
Mendoza, Zenia Mendoza, Dalton Hunter, Marshall Platt; Row 5: Pete Rios, Pamela Johnson,
Jason Banky.


Help students go to inauguration


Ten students will be traveling
to Washington D.C. to witness
history in the making this Janu-
ary. These students will watch as
the nation swears in 44th Presi-
dent of the United States.
The trip is an EF Smithsonian
Trip and Nan Akin will be leading
the students. If you would like to
help these students, please call
the high school. The cost of the
trip is around $1,200.
The students and their parents
will be hosting another Spanish
Dinner on October 17 before the
Avon Park football game. Tick-
ets are available at LaBelle High
School ask for Belinda Carmona
or Nan Akin. The cost of one
ticket is $8 and the menu consists
of care guisada or mole, beans,
rice, tortilla and a 12 ounce soda.
The group will also be selling
mums later on during the month.
Look for more information or call
the school.
The teens are very excited
about the opportunity to go on
this trip! ,i:


Submitted photo/Nan Akin
Pictured front row: Lucas Talada, Trevor Selph, Santiago
Reyes, back row: Jiesha Stephens, Deanna Foster, Angela
Carmona, Lynette Rivas, Tiffany Canales, not pictured: Elias
Carmona, Seth Billig.


Everyone will leave for the
capital on January 18 and return
four days later. The group will visit
museums, historical sites, and go


to several Inaugural events. The
four days will be jammed packed
full of meaningful and education-
al stops.


Educational Briefs

Audubon speaker
coming
Grant Steelman, FWC Biolo-
gist to speak at Audubon Grant
Steelman, FWC wildlife biologist
at Fisheating Creek Wildlife Man-
agement Area, will present an in-
formative program on Fisheating
Creek and the new Ft. Center Trail
at the Clewiston Museum at 7 p.m.
on Monday, Oct. 13. The museum
is located at 109 Central Ave in
Clewiston south of the Clewiston
Inn. The public is invited to attend
this presentation sponsored by
Hendry-Glades Audubon.
Hendry-Glades Audubon
501c3 (2006) has over 100 mem-
bers residing in Hendry, Glades,
and Okeechobee Counties. For
information about Hendry-Glades
Audubon or chapter sponsored
birding events contact: Steve Buc-
zynski, Chapter President 863-
902-0856 or Margaret England
863-674-0695 sta5birding@em-
barqmail.com.

Relay for Life
meeting set
Relay For Life of LaBelle Com-
mittee Meeting will be held on
Oct. 14, at the Community Chris-
tian School, 1092 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, at 6 p.m.

Scouts and volunteers
team up for clean up
Thank you Cadet Girl Scout
Troop #566 and area volunteers
who pulled exotic potato vines
and cleared debris off of trails at
the LaBelle Nature Park on Satur-
day, Oct. 4.
Individuals and organizations
are invited to join area volunteers
at the next "Potato Vine Round-
ups" on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Dec.
6, from 8-10 a.m.
Volunteers should bring clip-
pers and other tools for cutting
exotic vines growing up trees in
the LaBelle Nature Park.
The ten acre LaBelle Nature
Park located at Fraser and Hardee
Street is open to the public during
daylight hours. The park is ideal
for birdwatching, walking, and
other passive recreational activi-
ties. For information about volun-
teering at the Park or to schedule
a late afternoon or Saturday guid-
ed tour call: Margaret England
863-674-0695.


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CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP!
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November 4th, we all have decisions to make
- who do we want running our government?
As we look into the future, we see troubling
times with declining values and the sale of US
Sugar Corp. We will need someone to work
for us. There will be a lot of changes and eco-
nomic factors that will affect our values.
Some of these factors already exist and are
not yet recognized by the current Property
Appraiser. I will be proactive working within
our communities and in cooperation with
other elected officials. With your support, I'll be your working Property
Appraiser.

Remember, the Hendry County Property Appraiser's office belongs to you
and CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP!
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Lunch Menu


Hendry County District
Schools
Lunch menu for the week of:
Oct. 9-16
LaBelle area schools
Primary grades
Thursday, Oct. 9: Taco
shells, corn, lettuce and tomato,
cheddar cheese, orange juice,
choice of milk
Friday, Oct. 10: Hot dog,
baked potato tots, sour apple
slush, choice of milk
Monday, Oct. 13: Beef a
roni, croccoli, applesauce, wheat
breadstick, choice of milk


Tuesday, Oct. 14: Pepperoni
pizza, tossed salad, diced peach-
es, jello cake, choice of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 15: Chick-
en nuggets, mashed potatoes,
green beans, pineapple, ice cream
cup, choice of milk
Thursday, Oct. 16: Cheese-
burger, lettuce, tomato and pick-
les, sunchips, orange juice, choice
of milk
Secondary grades
Thursday, Oct. 9: Manager's
choice
Friday, Oct. 10: Corn dog
nuggets, French fries, vegetable


cup, gruit blend, chocolate chip
cookie, choice of milk
Monday, Oct. 13: Taco beef,
lettuce and tomato, salsa, corn,
diced peaches, choice of milk
Tuesday, Oct. 14: Barbecue
pork sandwich, baked beans, cole
slaw with dressing, fruit blend,
choice of milk
Wednesday, Oct. 15: Tur-
key and gravy, rice, green beans,
diced pears, white dinner roll,
choice of milk.
Thursday, Oct. 16: Manag-
er's choice


Educational Briefs


Check out Ed Center
Come to a networking and card
exchange sponsored by the Edu-
cation Center of Southwest Flori-
da and Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce on Thursday, Oct.
16, from 5-7 p.m. at the new site,
4930 SR29S. Check out the fac-
ulty, learn what the Ed Center has
been doing and see their plans for


the future.

Get your fall pumpkin
The Junior class will be sell-
ing pumpkins as a fundraiser
beginning Saturday, October 1,1
through Saturday, October 18.
The Pumpkin Patch will feature
color sheets for the kids, recipes
for the moms, a picture spot for


the family and candy for all cus-
tomers! It will take place in the
vacant lot beside J & J Pharmacy,
under the oaks. Hours will be
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun-
day 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and Monday
through Friday- 4-6 p.m. Plase
come and get your pumpkins for
the fall season and support the
LHS Junior class!


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Highlights of McDonalds Charity Rodeo


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
From left: Koby Spencer, 4, Jacob Bowen, 4, and Tanner
Spender, 3, were some of the cutest and most enthusiastic Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
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Oct. 4. on a huge bull.


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Rodeo Security Director Steve Maldonado, Steven Nisbet,
Sean Carnivalito, 10, Tim Plunkett, Vonzell "Baby V" Solomon
and Amanda Nisbet all gathered for a photo after the second
successful Ronald McDonald Charity Rodeo. The rodeo took
place Oct. 4 at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds.
Alva native Tim Plunkett took home the bull riding buckle from
the Oct. 4 Ronald McDonald Charity Rodeo. A pleased Tim
said the last belt he won was at the 2006 Fort Myers Cracker
Day event. He's been riding bulls since he was 15 and plans
to continue "as long as his body will let him." His goal is to be
World Champion some day. After winning the buckle he said
that goal is "closer than it was yesterday." No matter what,
he said he'll always be involved in rodeo. He said he fell in
love with bull riding when he was 7 or 8 years old, watching
it on TV, but his mom wasn't convinced it was something he
should do. By the time he was 15, she said she knew it was
his passion, so he want to bull riding school and the rest
is history. Tim said the most important part of bull riding is
staying level-headed. "It's 98 percent mental," he said. You
can always recognize Tim by the big turkey feather in his hat
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The Glades County School Board
Will Hold Public Hearings
On October 23, 2008 Beginning At 11:00 a.m.
To Consider Adopting The
Following Proposed Policies And Policy Changes
1) Parent Involvement Policy
2) Homeless Students Policy
3) Student Progression Plan
4) Policy Against Bullying & Harassment

Copies of the proposed policies and policy changes are available by contacting:
Wayne Aldrich, Superintendent
Glades County School District
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


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