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Place of Publication: LaBelle, Fla
Publication Date: October 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2005
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At a Glance

Halloween carnival
cancelled
SThis year's LES HALLOW-
EEN CARNIVAL that was
scheduled for October 25, 2008
has been cancelled this year.
We realize many children look
forward to this event, however
we are not able to provide the
carnival this year.- Thank you
for your understanding.

SCF: Don't wait to
get your booth
The Swamp Cabbage Fes-
tival Committee is taking ap-
plications for the 2009 Festival.
Local artisans get priority. Ap-
plications and regulations are
at swampcabbagefestival.org
Please DO NOT WAIT. First
come first choice for locals. We
hope to have more handy craft,
homecrafted, homecooked,
etc. items this year.
For information please call
863-675-2995 or 863-675-0215.

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
iill 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 information please call
863-675-0125.

ECSWF, chamber
plan card exchange
Want to know what has
been happening 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.
Learn about the success of
the heavy equipment training,
construction classes and com-
puter classes, plus the goals
and strategies for the future.
The "Ed Center" was created
to meet training and educa-
tional needs in Southwest Ru-
ral 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
planned
You're invited to a Mad Hat-
ter Tea Party at the LaBelle
Assenibly 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 will assist in the
mortgage payments of a for-
mer 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.

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Safely net: Salvation Army


Calooa Belle/Patty Brant
Lisa Sands, left, and Angle Flores are ready to assist those in need at the Salvation
Army LaBelle Unit.


New faces, comfort in tough times


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Salvation Army LaBelle
Unit has been quite literally that
the salvation of many over
the years. Now two new faces
are there to provide physical
and spiritual comfort to those
in need.
Lisa Sands is the new office
coordinator, taking over from
.Debbie Lavender who retired
recently. Angie Flores is the
new social services assistant.
Her fluent Spanish will be a big
help to many clients.
Times look bleak, with eco-
nomic prospects worsening
for just about everybody. That
means, undoubtedly, more
people will'be looking to the
Salvation Army for help. In fact,
comparing the first six months
of 2007 to the first six months
of 2008, the total of persons
served went from 1,400 to
1,949. Grocery orders went
from 328 to 505.
In response, the unit has
increased its hours and is now
open from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.
Monday through Friday, with
the possibility of a further ex-
tension later.
As always, the unit offers
assistance with electric bills,
a food pantry, vouchers for
clothing and household items
from the Kiwanis. In a crisis,
they may be able to offer help
with rent, mortgage payments,
emergency housing or: bus tick-


ets.
Not just a hand out, you may
also use the computer there to
search for job listings, Lisa and
Angie can also refer clients to
other agencies including Hen-
dry County Social Services,
Hope Connections and United
Way.
Bread is given away every
Thursday to all comers and is
available daily for clients. It is
provided by Winn-Dixie, Publix
and Sweet Bay. On Thursdays,
the line has been as long as 60
people.
Heading into the holiday
season, Lisa and Angie are be-
ginning to coordinate Thanks-
giving with local churches and
organizations. Last year the
Salvation Army, along with Ki-
wanis and DAV, helped 65 fami-
lies at Thanksgiving, through
canned food and donations.
The Christmas Bell Ringing
campaign will begin Nov. 13 at
Winn-Dixie with a big kick off
event. The goal is to double the
number of hours bell ringing
volunteers spend at local sites.
The campaign lasts from the
Thanksgiving time to Christmas
and is an invitation for folks to
share with those who may not
have as much. Clubs and or-
ganizations are challenged to
provide volunteers to ring the
bells.
Lisa's only been on the job
since July and says she already
learned that LaBelle is a very
giving community. 'She's been


in LaBelle for 3.5 years, but is
a local girl from Tice. Angie
came here from Immokalee
eight years ago. They say the
top needs in LaBelle are food,
utility help and jobs.
Lisa's goals are to eventually
have a homeless shelter or half-
way house and a soup kitchen,
People can sign up for the
Christmas gift distribution at
the office on Oct. 29 from 2-4
p.m. Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m., Nov.
19 from 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 6 from
10 am. till noon and Dec. 10
from 2-4 p.m.
As always, donations of
money, toys, time and prayer
are needed and much appreci-
ated.
Currently, the Salvation
Army has 8-10 volunteers, ibut
it's never enough. Volunteers
can help in many ways with
client intake, bagging food,
making bread runs, cleaning or
doing clerical work according
to your talents and skills.
Remember, when you do-
nate, if you will make a nota-
tion that it is for the LaBelle
Unit, all the money will be used
right here.
People who walk into the
Salvation Army in despair can.
walk out the door with food,,
assistance and, more impor-
tantly, hope. How could you be
a part of anything more impor-
tant than that?
Call 674-1441 or stop in the
office at 180 N. Main Street, if
you'd like to help in any way.


Budget woes



not over yet

County balances this year


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Balancing the budget first
and foremost, it was the big-
gest issue before the county
commissioners at their Tuesday
night meeting jn Pioneer Plan-
tation. When they left, they had
managed to do so, .knowing
that the hard budget decisions
will be a way of life over the
coming years.
With the reduction of the
county millage to 6.5 mills,
which translates to a $2,893,174
shortfall for 2008-09, county
staff was asked to cut their de-
partment budgets once again.
Constitutional officers re-
duced their budgets by a total
of $505,500: the Clerk reduced
hers by $106,000; Property Ap-
praiser by $110,000; Sheriff by
$150,000; Supervisor of Elec-
tions by $1,500; and Tax Collec-
tor by $138,000.. ,
The various departments
managed to cut $1.2 million
from their budgets. With the
county commission's $505,500
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in cuts, that made a total of $1.7
in reductions.
This is the third straight year
the county has.had to make'big
reductions.
Unsatisfied with the amount
of reductions, commissioners
continue to look for belt tight-
ening measures. Still, Commis-
sioner Darrell Harris felt. the
Sheriff could not be asked to
cut more from his budget with-
out jeopardizing public safety.
Commissioner Kevin McCa-
rthy said it isn't critical to make
all the reductions at this time,
saying it can be worked out
over the year, but warned that
next year the county will be
even worse off. j
STo make up the difference,
the commissioners amended
the Disaster Relief Fun ordi-
nance, reducing the required
minimum in that fund from
$7-10 million to $5 million. At
this time, there is $6.8 million in
the fund.
The county.requires another
See BOCC -Page 2


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homeparks


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Sitting as the Local Planning
Agency (LPA) Thursday, Oct. 9,
the LaBelle City Commission-
ers heard City Planner Shellie
Johnson's recommendations'
for a new ordinance adding a
Mobile Home Zoning District to
the city's code.
The. idea is to set standards
for current and, more impor-
tantly, future mobile home
parks in the city limits:
The ordinance put forth in-
cluded design standards requir-
ing underground utilities, recre-
ational areas ahd open space.
It also differentiates between
mobile homes, manufactured
homes and recreational ve-
hicles.
In addition, the ordinance


will require every mobile home
park to provide.a "place of ref-
uge" that may be used by park
residents as a more secure area
Jto stay when necessary. It will
not be a bona fide "shelter."
The facility must have at least
30 square feet for each mobile
home space. Ms. Johnson said
the minimum space require-
ment was based on Red Cross
minimum standards.
The LPA members' recom-
mended approval of the new
ordinance to the city commis-
sion.
Later, sitting as the city com-
mission, the board heard the
first .reading of the. new ordi-
narice. It will come up for a
vote at next month's meeting.
See CITY Page 2'


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Edison College class


gets civics lesson


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Edison College Mass
Communications Class in La-
Belle is continuing to look
'beyond the classroom for
educational experiences. Last
week, the class sponsored a
candidates forum for Sheriff
Ronnie Lee and his opponent
Steve Whidden. The forum
took place in the LaBelle High.
School auditorium with a stu-
dent monitor, LCpl Matthew
Howard USMC reservist, and
with students asking the ques-


tions of each candidate.
This is the first Mass Com-
munications .Class at EC La-
Belle and is taught by Dr. Nancy
Dale.
Students also introduced
each candidate. Daniel Ramos
first provided a short introduc-
tion to Democratic candidate
for sheriff Steve Whidden,
who took the podium first. He
explained some of his law en-
forcement background, includ-
ing road patrol, investigations
and drug investigations with
See FORUM Page 13


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Sheriff's candidate Steve Whidden, right, listens as Sheriff Ronnie Lee makes a point at the
Edison College Mass'Communications Class candidate forum last week. Lcpl. Matt Howard,
a member of the class, moderated.


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Budget
Continued From Page .1
$1,186,449 to make its budget
whole.
Commissioner Harris felt the
board should repay this money to
the relief fund with interest over a
three year period.
Resident Mike Moore ques-
tioned the need for the county
to hold that much in reserve for
disaster relief.
County Administrator Judi
Kennington-Korf explained that
the money is to be used for occa-
sions when the county does not
qualify for federal disaster relief.
It may also be used for immedi-
ate assistance, with reimburse-
ment coming later.


It was noted that Hurricane
Wilma was not a large storm, yet
the county spent about$1 million
in debris clean up.
Commissioner McCarthy also
noted that, when it often takes
two or three years to be reim-
bursed for disaster funds and the
county must be able to respond
to all emergencies.
Mr. Moore told the board he
did not want the county to de-
grade the sheriff's office, fire or
EMS in its quest to balance the
budget. Commissioner Harris
said deputy positions would not
be sacrificed and public safety
would not suffer.
In the end the commissioners
voted to reduce the minimum to
be held in the Disaster Relief Fund
to $5 million, using the excess to
shore up the budget.


FHREDI planning site consultant event


Economic development or-
ganizations within the FHREDI
region are combining forces with
Florida's Heartland REDI to pres-
ent the inaugural "Florida's Heart-
land Tour" in early December.
This three-day event will in-
clude site visits at selected devel-
opment sites, and an aerial tour


of the region, for ten site selec-
tion consultants from around the
country. "We believe that this
event will help showcase what
our region has to offer for future
development," said Executive
Director Jim Otterman. Included
in the region are the counties of
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry,


Highlands and Okeechobee; the
cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay; and the community of
Immokalee.
Sponsorship opportunities are
available to help support costs of
the event. Current sponsors in-
clude U.S. Sport Aviation, Sebring
Airport Authority, Sebring Airport


CRA, Highlands County Econom-
ic Development Commission, FPL
External Affairs, and Lykes Land
Investments. Any business orga-
nization that would also like to
sponsor the event should contact
Business Development Manager,
Kelly Sweet at (863) 385-4900 or
ksweet@flaheartland.com.


City
Continued From Page 1
At this time, there are only two
mobile home parks in the city
limits Aqua Isles and LaBelle
Woods.
Most mobile homes in those
parks already meet the standards
in the proposed ordinance. How-
ever, there are some that will be
nonconforming.

Mining operation
concerns city
The board was very concerned
when City Attorney Jimmy Luck-
ey explained that the county LPA
was about to consider a mining
operation adjacent to Caloosa Es-
tates. Although the area is outside
city li-
mits, approval could substan-
tially increase the number of
loaded trucks coming through
town.
The board decided to write a
letter to the county commission
expressing its concern.

Water plant plan held
up
The city needs to submit a
new application for a water treat-
ment plant by December. With
RUS finding doubtful in this.tight
economic climate, the city is
looking at breaking down its plan
into smaller components.
It would start with much
smaller new facility possibly
linked to the existing.water, plant
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be added and the old plant
retired.
Any new plant will be re-
quired to use the deeper Lower
Hawthorne water source.

In other business:
There was some discussion of
the proposed 176-acre park on
the north side of the river. River-
bend Estates residents claim the
city does not have the right to use
the access road that goes to the
subdivision.
However, City Attorney Owen
Luckey said the subdivision does
not own the road, only has an
easement for ingress/egress.
The city would be required to
help maintain the road, but could
be done by contract, Mr. Luck-
ey said.Terry Woods has been
named to head the city's mainte-
nance department.
The city's next regular meet-
ing will be November 13.


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ENDORSES



SHERIFF RONNIE LEE

I have spent over 38 years in Florida Law Enforcement and have known
Ronnie Lee for most of that time. I have served at levels in law enforcement
from State Trooper, Criminal Investigator Narcotics Investigator Chief of Police
and Chief Deputy. During these 38 years, I have never known anyone with
the law enforcement skills Ronnie Lee possesses. Hendry County is indeed
fortunate to have a professional with his credentials as your Sheriff.


Sincerely,


Devon Land
Chief Deputy
Hendry County Sheriff's Offiee -n ^ - i, .''

Please Vote to Re-Elect Sheriff Ronnie Lee
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee Republican for Hendry County Sheriff


Devon Land, Chief Deputy
Hendry County Office of Sheriff
October 9th, 2008
Steve Whidden
2100 Scott Road
LaBelle, Florida 33935

Dear Mr. Whidden,

In March of 2005, as a courtesy to you I wrote a letter for you that was to
be used by you in applying for a Law Enforcement Officer. It has come to
my attention that you are using such a letter as a part of your political adver-
tisements strongly to inferring Hendry County voters that I am "support-
ing", "endorsing", or "recommending" you for Sheriff of Hendry County.
The use of such a letter without my written consent, constitutes a violation
of Florida's election laws, specifically Section 106.143 (3), Florida Statutes.
I have previously advised you to discontinue the use of this letter.

Such a letter, published in such a manner as it infers that I am supporting
you for office, commits fraud upon the voters of Hendry County since I have
previously advised you that I feel that you are not qualified to be Sheriff of
Hendry County. After leaving your employment with the Sheriff's Office, I
learned that you had filed a false employment application with the Sheriff's
Office as you failed to reveal on your application that you received some 10
traffic citations and that two traffic bench warrants for your arrest and one
civil court contempt order had been entered against you according to the
official records of Collier County and your City of Clewiston employment
application.

I have also learned through a memorandum contained in your file at the City
of Clewiston that you were removed from the DEA Task Force for being inef-
feptive and failing to produce cases. This memorandum to you was written
by the Clewiston, Florida Chief of Police.

I demand that you remove my letter from any and all political advertisement
used by you in your campaign.




Devon Land
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee, Republican for Hendry County Sheriff


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 16, 2008 3


Drug busts continue
Hendry County Narcotic In- Clewiston, William T. Smith, age
vestigators arrested five more 32 of LaBelle, James L. Bradford,
as Deputies continue executing age 45 of LaBelle, and James R.
arrest warrants for Sale and Dis- Pender, age 22 of 7 LaBelle have
tribution of illegal drugs within been arrested and, with the ex-
Hendry County. The round up is a ception of Lyons, are charged.
result of an undercover investiga- e of ocane ons
tion into the sale and distribution with Sale of Cocaine. Lyons was
of illegal drugs that was initiated charged with Possession of Mar-
in.April of this year. juana With Intent To Sell.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said Wil- Bonds range from $30;000 to
liam D. Lyons, age 24 of Clewis- $60,000. According to Sheriff Lee,
ton, Adrain J. Dilworth, age 26 the investigation is continuing. .


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Rev. Bob Miller and his wife, Janice, of LaBelle Baptist Tem-
ple listened intently as Maj. Susan English described how the
Hendry County Jail works during a recent tour of the facility.
Rev. Miller has been pastor of LaBelle Baptist Temple for 20
years. The couple said they became more aware of the tight
budget constraints the county has to work with.

Jail construction to begin


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
A small number of residents
attended an overview of the sher-
.iff's office and jail tour Oct. 7.
Major Susan English provided an
update on the start of construc-
tion on the jail addition. The $2.2
million expansion will provide 96
more beds. It will be constructed
on the south side of the existing
facility and will comprised of a
concrete compound with 12 con-
crete modular cells, each with
eight beds. It will be constructed
so that utilities may be accessed
from the outer perimeter of the
modulars. It will take two addi-
tional officers to run. Only local
contractors will be used for con-
struction.
Maj. English said the* cost is
about $1.59 per meal per inmate
and the cost of incarceration per
inmate is about $39.50 per day.
Overcrowding is a problem the
Hendry County Jail shares with
most other similar facilities. As of
'that night, there were 246 inmates
"housed in the jail that night. The
jail has a capacity of 193.
Maj. English, who is the proj-
ect manager, said after the jail
addition an $800,000 project for a
new courtroom at the Courthouse
is also onrtap to accommodate an
additional judge next year.
Captain Andy Lewis of Civil Di-
vision explained that his depart-
ment handles warrants, civil, bai-
liffs, oversees records and sexual
offenders. Capt. Lewis pointed
out that foreclosures have dou-
bled over last year, adding to their
work load. He said most of the
foreclosures are in Port LaBelle.
At this time, there are some
4,500 active Hendry County war-
rants. Civil Division serves some
12,000 legal documents per year.
Road Patrol Capt. Don ]o-
driguez said he has a total of 36
sworn officers, including 32 road
deputies plus four SRO. There are
one captain and one lieutenant
on each side of the county.
The sheriff's office also relies
on 27 auxiliary deputies, who are
required to work a minimum ten
hours per month.
He said the oldest vehicle in the
fleet is a 2004 and all the deputies
are provided with computers.
Capt. Joe Johnson heads up the
Criminal Justice. Division, which
includes six investigators, three
in LaBelle and three in Clewiston.
CID includes the narcotics unit,
polygraph, ag unit, Crime Scene
Investigation and evidence. HCSO
is proactive in the fight against
drugs, he said, with crack cocaine
being the most common at this
point. The use of meth which is
often accompanied by violence
- is rising but no labs have been
found in this area yet.
In Human Resources Susie
Hicks said her department keeps,
maintains and updates files on
all employees and keeps up with
FDLE training requirements. She
also sits on the promotion inter-
view board and handles payroll.
Finance Director Cheryl Hicks
noted that the tax roll is decreas-
ing so all county departments are
being required to tighten their
budgets. With a budget of rough-
ly $10 million, HCSO is the largest
recipient of the county's ad valor-
em funds. Its budget is partitioned
into three sections: Law Enforce-
ment, Jail and Judicial. She said
67 percent of the budget goes for
law enforcement, including ad-
ministration, records, road.patrol,
CID, school crossing guards, civil
deputies, human resources, sup-
plies and IT. The jail accounts for
30 percent of the budget and judi-
cial for three percent.
Some programs use grant
monies help to expand the bud-


get. Since 2005 received $584,000
in grants.
Ms. Hicks said, due to the eco-
nomic downturn and necessary
cutbacks, the 2008-09 budget is
very similar to the 2006-07 bud-
get, The cuts are not over, how-
ever, and no one is sure of what
comes next.


Arrest
Reports


LaBelle
Santos Michael Santana, 43,
was arrested Oct. 11 and charged
with aggravated assault with no
intent to kill. Sgt. Eliberto Carmo-
na was arresting officer.
Edwin Nathan Smith, 26, was
arrested and charged with sexual
assault by a 24-year-old on a vic-
tim age 16-17. L. Morales was ar-
resting officer.
James Lewis Bradford, 45,


was arrested Oct. 6 and charged
with selling cocaine within 1,000
feet of a place of worship or busi-
ness schedule II. Deputy Bonnie
Wearer was arresting officer.

Clewiston
Miguel Jamie Benitez, 54, was
arrested Oct. 12 and charged with
FTA: felony offense. Kenyatta
Thomas was arresting officer.
Alfredo Trevino Villarreal, 33,
was arrested Oct. 11 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Arresting officer L. Cora.
Nancy Lugo, 23, was arrested
Oct., 10 and charged with petit


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VOTE DON DAVIS

County Commissioner District 3


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"Being a county commissioner is running the people's busi-
ness. Its not the county commissioners business; its the peo-
ple's business."
Don Davis, July 17, 2008-


Dear Citizens and Taxpayers of Henry County,
There are five elected county commissioners. Currently,
you as an individual can only vote for the one in your district.
Unfortunately, the four representing other districts have equal
power to raise your taxes and pass ordinances that affect
your life everyday and you can do nothing about it.
I believe that is one of the problems with our local gov-
ernment and correcting this problem is one of the reasons 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!
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record, passing an altered instru- feit instrument. Lt. Joe Lee was
ment, uttering a forged instru- arresting officer.

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PASTOR MARSHA EDGAR.
We would like to honor you for all that you do, to
enhance and enrich our lives for Jesus Christ. We love
and cherish you beyond words. We thank you for your
undivided attention and your desire to see us reach our
full potential in Jesus Christ! You set the example for us
and as we try to follow that lead, you continue to instill
in us the ability to stand and deliver in Jesus' name! May
this month and every month bring you uncommon favor
and blessings beyond your wildest imagination.
In Sincere Love and Gratitude
Freedom Fellowship Ministries

District 3 voters:

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CANDY OR PUNISHMENT? When a child misbehaves do you give
them candy or do you punish them? Punishment, right? Well, what
about when an adult misbehaves or does something illegal? Should
adults receive punishment as well?
I believe so! When a parent has lost custody of her kids and con-
tinues to fail drug tests month after month, they should be punished.
Instead, they are getting candy the privilege of getting to see their
children once a week with a supervised visit.
If you ask me, I'd say she should be doing jail time or commu-
nity hours or some type of productivity. Parents like this are satisfied.
They get to see their children and still get to do drugs with no kind of
punishment. The children are being raised by someone else's care so
they are not dealing with the financial struggles that taking on all of
someone'else"s children may cause. So, in the case of court, drug tests
obviously do not matter.
One more hot topic, why do I have to take a drug test to get a job
but someone that is living off the government does not have to take a
drug test. What's up with today's system?

NOMINATIONS BY-PASSED: I would like to address the PTO of a
local elementary school. I found your behavior at the last meeting
shocking and deplorable. No one should have to endure the belittling
and bashing that you did to the 2 women wanting to run for positions
on the PTO board.
The meeting was supposed to be a nominating of potential officers
and election. The only time this was advertised was on a note sent
home 2 days before the PTO meeting. The same thing happened last
year. In fact last year there was'an open position open was not adver-
tised but filled with one of the board's friends.
When these women asked if there were going to be ballots and
if they could be put on the ballot things got very ugly! They were
threatened, blackmailed, accused of not having the best interest of
the children and school in mind, belittled and in general made to feel
like something nasty on the bottom of the current PTO boards shoes.
The current board threatened to cancel current fund raisers and quit
if these ladies ran.
Not one of the board members knows if there are by-laws nor have
they read them. I would suggest that this board does read the by-laws
and pick up a copy of Roberts Rules. They can be downloaded off the
internet. If you had held a proper election these ladies would have
been given a chance to say why they wanted to run and what they
would like to accomplish. I know for a fact that they see PTO not just
doing fundraising but being of service in bringing parents and teach-
ers together. In being of service to teachers (school staff), serving par-
ents who may need assistance, fun projects for the students etc. What
did these ladies do wrong?
They only wanted the opportunity to run and possibly serve. Right
now we have men and women fighting in a horrilbe war to help form
a democratic government where they will have the right to vote. Here
in our little LaBelle we have a group who says they are having an
election but no one is welcome to run and only who they want will
be on any ballots. Sort of like "Sure you can vote but here is who you
are voting for."

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT? DOGS OR PEOPLE? There are
some pit bulldog owners who need to obey the law. Although dogs
are not supposed to be on the loose, time and time again, my family
members have been harassed by growling, aggressive dogs. Because
dog owners have given freedom to their dogs to roam, our freedom
has been compromised. I have to walk carrying a baseball bat. We
have to look over our shoulders to venture from house to the car be-
cause we never know when the neighbor's dog will surprise us with
+ an approaching growl.
The latest incident has involved a loose pit nearly attacking our son.
Thankfully, our son knew to hold very still even though the dog was
circling him and threatening to bite with growls and snips. The owner
finally appeared and called the dog home. Pit bulls have been known
to attack and kill. Owners know the danger. Yet, several times over the
years, my family and I have had to worry that a pit bull let loose will
attack. This is the fourth pit bull we have had in our neighborhood.
Each and every owner has let their dog loose.
In between time, when we don't have a pit bull living near us, we
enjoy taking a nighttime stroll now and then. We enjoy the freedom of
walking out to our vehicles without being harassed. We relax know-
ing that our grandchildren can play in the front yard, or walk to and
from their car without telling them to "hurry up that dog might be out
again."
Over the years, four different neighbors have. taken our freedom
and enough is enough. Does a tragedy have to happen before some-
one does something? Other counties in Florida have outlawed pit
bulls. Now, it is easy to see why. Owners are breaking the law and
allowing their dogs to roam free as they take that same freedom away
from human beings. It is a free country. But, not for us, as long as
these dangerous dogs threaten our safety.
A Very Concerned and Frustrated Citizen!


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Letters to the Editor


Just the facts
Dear editor,
I want to send this to you as a
want ad and get your prospective.
WANTED: 50 people (one from
each state) who are smart, ethi-
cal, honest and can be objective.
I will call them "The Untouch-
ables." They must give fair and
unbiased coverage of news and
political statements made. They
will not tell slanted half-truths and
will not be pressured to say what
biased higher ups want them to
say. They could not be bought be-
cause they would be paid well.
From the media we get very
slanted, bias half-truths. Snoops
is the only saving grace in this
crazy world of slanted rhetoric
being thrown out there, but they
are not enough. I watched the
debate last night and afterward.
the talking heads tried to tell me
what I heard. They apparently did
not listen to the same debate as I1
did. I am not stupid and regard-


less of what the media thinks,
only a small percentage of people
believe every thing they hear on
television, radio, e-mail or read in
the paper. The media has let the
people down too many times.
The press has lost its credibility.
If these Untouchables can be
found, the news media might as
well pack it in because no one
would watch their programming
or read their paper. All the adver-
tising would go to the station that
could be objective and pay the
Untouchables for their good work
because people would watch
them. They would be heroes
and the American people could
get what all media should give
us..."just the fact please." Any
businesses want to help get this
group started? You would make
your money back in no time and
be heroes too.
Linda Clark
LaBelle, Florida


The Great Debate
The other night I watched one
of the. most boring debates I have
seen in a long time. These candi-
dates talk about health care, yet
we still haven't come up with a
mandatory funding for the VA to
take care of Veterans who have
served their country and deserve
,what was promised to them by
our government.
Speaking of Veterans! I was
very impressed with Senator Mc-
Cain when that. retired Veteran
asked one of the questions and
Senator McCain walked up to
him, shook his hand looked him
in the eye, and thanked him for
his service to our Country. On
the other hand Senator Obama
only approached where the Vet-
eran was sitting and said that the
United States of America thanks
him for his service. It appears
that for all of Senator Obama's
talk about the middle class, you
would think that he would have


given his own personal touch and
shook this Veteran's hand and
said I thank you for your service.
He talks about taking troops from
one war zone and sending them
to another like it's no big deal.
Yet he calls Iraq and the War on
Terrorism was the wrong thing
to do, and we should send our
forces to find one man, Osama
Bin Laden. He evidently doesn't
understand that Al 'Qaida is Bin
Laden's terrorist group which is
in Iraq and which needs to be
defeated not just one person who
Senator Obama wants to go after
in Afghanistan. Maybe he doesn't
understand that a War is a War no
matter where it's fought.
Whether you are opposed the
war or not, the main thing is that
our Country has not been invaded
since 9-11-01.
Dennis R. Boland
US Army Veteran


Be Healthy Be Happy! Early Mammograms are important


By Brenda Barnes
There's lots of information to
tell women the importance of get-
ting a yearly mammogram after
the age of 40. This is very impor-
tant information, but is there any-
thing a healthy
woman can
do to reduce
her odds of
getting breast
cancer? Octo-
ber is Breast
Cancer Aware-
ness Month
so in honor of
that here are Baes
some tips that
could help reduce the risks of
Breast Cancer:
Pay attention to your weight


- Research suggests that obesity
may increase the risk of breast
cancer in women after meno-
pause by increasing the levels of
estrogen in their bodies. Make
slow changes in your eating hab-
its. Each week make a healthy
goal for yourself. For instance, tell
yourself "This week, I will eat a
salad at least two times".
Exercise Most people say
there's never enough time to ex-
ercise. Get creative. If you love
to dance, turn up the music and
dance while you are cleaning
the house. (You might get a few
laughs from the family at first, but
the results will be worth it). Walk
in place while you're talking on
the phone. You'd be surprised at
the number of steps you can take
while talking with a friend. While


you watch TV, grab a can of veg-
etables and lift it up and down to
give your arms a workout or get
up and walk around during the
commercials.
Cut back on red meats Eat
only two servings of red meat
per week. One serving is around
three ounces, or the size of a deck
of cards. Get creative with chick-
en, turkey and fish. When you are
browsing the computer, instead
of reading the latest gossip about
-a movie star or politician, find a
new recipe!
Drink limited amounts of al-
cohol Research has suggested
that drinking one glass of red
wine each day can be healthy, but
the glass they refer to is about 4
ounces, not 16!
Get a "base-line" mammo-


gram Get your first mammo-
gram between the ages of 35 and
40 so doctors can compare it to
.future tests. Then get a mammo-
gram each year. Testing has dras-
tically. improved and now they
can detect tiny changes in breast
tissue.
Even if you regularly go to a
doctor and have yearly mammo-
grams, the best defense is to prac-
tice self exams. If you're not sure
that you're doing it correctly, do
it anyway. You'll get used to the
way things feel, and you'll be the
first one to recognize when some-
thing doesn't feel quite right. Take
care of yourselves ladies! You are
worth the extra effort! Be healthy
and be happy!


Consider your options when you hear, 'NO!'


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church
There are words in any lan-
guage that
need no further
explanation.
These would
include "Din-
ner is ready!," .
"Will you marry .-
me?", "I've got
the tickets!," or
"WE WON!" No Dr. Les
matter what part Morgan
of the planet you
live, instantly those listening un-
derstand what is being commu-
nicated.
There are other words, which,
though they are mono-syllable,
communicate clearly. These
words would include statements
like, "Yes," "Wait," "Stop," "Go,"
"Now," and "No."
It is that last word, "No" that
seems to be a "toughie" for some.


Perhaps you remember a kid you
grew up with, who, when he or
she heard the word "No," it was
interpreted, "GO!" (Or, maybe
you were that kid! How's that
working out for you?)
There is nothing wrong with
challenging something spoken
if it is in the right context. For
example, the people in Poland
where encased in communism
for decades. The plea for freedom
was responding to by a resound-
ing, "NO!" However, the bravery
of some dock workers led that
nation to breaking from tyranny.
Today that nation enjoys the liber-
ties which all deserve worldwide.
Here's another example...'
When Henry Ward Beecher
was a young boy in school, he
learned a lesson in self-confi-
dence, which he never forgot. He
was called upon to recite in front
of the class. He had hardly begun
when the teacher interrupted with


an emphatic, "No!" He started
over and again the teacher thun-
dered, "No!" Humiliated, Henry
sat down.
The next boy rose to recite and
had just begun when the teacher
shouted, "No!" This student,
however, kept on with the recita-
tion until he completed it. As he
sat down, the teacher responded,
"Very good!"
Henry was irritated. "I recited
just as he did," he complained to
the teacher.
But the instructor replied, "It
is not enough to know your les-
son, you must be sure. When you
allowed me to stop you, it meant
that you were uncertain. If all the
world says, 'No!' It is your busi-
ness to say, 'Yes!' And prove it.".
The world says, "No!" "In a
thousand ways:
"No! You can't do that."
"No! You are wrong."
"No! You are tQo old."'


"No! You are too young."
"No! You are too weak."
"No! It will never work."
."No! You don't have the edu-
cation."
"No!'You don't have the back-
ground."
"No! You don't have the mon-
ey."
"No! It can't be done."
And each "No!" you hear has
the potential to erode your confi-
dence bit by bit until you quit al-
together. Though the world says,
"No!" it is important to consider
if God isn't saying "Yes!"Don't let
the negative talk from others keep
you from fulfilling your potential
which God has for you. His prom-
ises are always, "YES!" That's an
option worth considering the next
time you hear, "NO!"
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church. Located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's in
SLaBelle.


Inland port meeting: Questions answered


Hendry County recently held
a joint governmental meeting re-
garding the Inland Port and our
attempts to site the Inland Port,
or portion of it, in the county.
This was a publicly advertised
meeting, tour and luncheon, duly
advertised in the local newspa-
per on September 25, 2008, and
posted on the Hendry County
website under the County Calen-
dar button.
The public was invited as the
public notice stated. Anyone who
wanted to attend the meeting,
tour and luncheon was welcome.
A phone number was provided
for the public to attain additional
information. (Simple logistics
would dictate that the county


Thank You


Great support
Community Christian School
of LaBelle would like to thank the
following pastors for preaching at
chapel: Lester Grant, LaBelle Re-
vival Center; Asta Rodroguez, Life
Ministries; and Josh Stacy, First
Baptist Church of Immokalee.
We are so blessed to have your
support.

Benefit blessings
We would like to thank ev-
eryone for their outpouring of


needed a number to prepare for.)
At the September 23, 2008,
Board of County Commissioner
meeting, the Commissioners ap-
proved expending up to $2,500
for this meeting, tour and lun-
cheon.
The County Administrator, Judi
SKennington-Korf, had previously
spoken to each Commissioner
individually regarding this event
and stated to each one it would
be on the-upcoming agenda. Due
to the enormous potential benefit
to the county, the Commissioners
approved the expense without
a great deal of discussion. None
was needed, as this was a house-
keeping issue whereby the BOCC
had previously indicated a desire


to conduct this event. All that was
needed was formal approval.
.While $2,500 is a large
amount, especially in today's
economy, it was needed to pay
for the luncheon as well as. any
other expenses that may have.
been incurred such as transporta-
tion, etc. The luncheon was only
one component of the amount
approved. In actuality, approxi-
mately 125 people attended at a
total cost of $1,143.75, which is
considerably less than the $2,500
the BOCC approved.
The BOCC recognizes the po-
tential benefit in locating an Inland
Port in Hendry County. Should
this happen, the cost borne by the
taxpayer for this event would be
returned exponentially.


The event was to demonstrate
to the State of Florida, the Nation
and the World, the desire of the
county to locate such a facility
here. The BOCC desires to lower
taxes for every Hendry County
taxpayer. One such way is to lo-
cate the Inland Port in Hendry
County. This facility has the po-
tential to raise the taxable value
of Hendry County by hundreds of
millions, even billions of dollars.
Less than three cents per Hendry
County resident is a small price to
pay for this positive possibility.
A billion dollar increase in the
tax roll today could lower the mill-
age by 25 percent. Most taxpayers
would agree this investment was
fiscally sound and financially pru-
dent.


Witches Brew


love and resources this past
weekend. The Tommy Jennings'
Benefit Bar-B-Q was a wonderful
success! We raised $7000.00 that
will go towards helping Tommy
Jennings with his heart transplant
and recovery time.
've would also like to thank
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
members, members of this com-
munity and participating busi-
nesses that chose to help one of
their own.
Pastor Marsha Edgar


Community Briefs


Get commodities
The Hendry County Food Bank
will have USDA Commodities to
distribute on October 30, at the
Dallas Townsend Center from
noon till approximately 3 p.m.

Ortona fall festival
scheduled Saturday
The annual Ortona Commu-


nity Association's Kids Fall Festival
is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18,
starting at 6 p.m. at the Ortona
Fire Department Hall.
Awards will be given for the
best costumes fun for all.
Contact Angel Kertland at 673-
0355 for details.



See Briefs Page 6


By Pudge Lehman
'Had to use one of my favorite
hints in the Legion kitchen the
other night.
When pouring something in
a plastic freezer bag, put the bag
into a bowl first to support it. So
much easier...
When a light bulb burns out
and you can't wait for it ti cool be-
fore changing it, use an oven mitt
to take the hot bulb out.
Use onions out of the fridge
for chopping. No tears. Also take
the smell off your hands with
a little sprinkle of baking soda.
They say a pinch of baking soda
added when cooking beans will
take some of the "gas" out.Get
a shaker with big holes and fill it
with baking soda. This is the best
cleanser for stained cups and cof-
fee and tea pots.
This just in from Arkansas.
SEven though Ted and Joan Miller
have semi-moved there, they
keep popping up everywhere.
Joan's latest hint: A clean empty
cool whip container is perfect for
storing coffee filters.


Fluff them a bit and put them
in upside down. '
This makes it so much.easier
to take just one out.
The American Legion Auxiliary
is starting to cook breakfast again
on the first and third Sundays of
the month. The buffet was no
longer cost effective so it's now
ordering what you want. The Le-
gion men will be cooking on the
rest of the Sundays.
Fact: The cruise liner Queen
Elizabeth II moves only 6 inches
for every gallon of fuel it burns.
Sayin': By the time you man-
age to make ends meet ... they
move the ends.


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Is it time for your annual mammogram?
If getting a mammogram isn't on your priority list, consider this: Research has proven that
a regular mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer when its most treatable. So in
the unlikely chance there is a problem, you can do something about it. If you're 40 or older,
talk to your doctor about getting a mammogram. And contact us for a free information kit. ..
"The American Cancer Society funds the following program that can provide help to you, your family and friends"
PROJECT DETECT
A mammogram program for qualifying women in need available to
residents of Hendry and Glades Counties. If you are at least 40 years old,
have no lumps or history of breast cancer, and are financially needy,
please call one of the participating facilities below and request
an appointment as a Project Detect participant.

Hendry County Health Department: 674-4041
Hendry Regional Community Convenience Care Center: 675-2356
Hendry Family Care Center: 983-3434
Florida Community Health Centers: 983-9604
Glades County Health Department: 946-0707
This program is facilitated by the Florida Department of Health, and is supported,
in part, by a grant from the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc.

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Evelyn Bass Gillis, 85
LEHIGH ACRES Evelyn Bass Gil-
lis, passed away Saturday, Oct.. 11,
2008, in Gainesville. She was 85.
She was born July 4, 1923 in Jes-
up, Ga., to late John Bass and the
late Lula (Dixon) Bass. She worked
as office manager for her.husband
Hilton Gillis, at Gillis Service Garage
in Homestead for many years. They
moved to LaBelle in 1976 from
Homestead. Evelyn lived in Lehigh
Acres for the past three years with
her daughter and son-in-law, Linda
-and Ray.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Hilton in 2004.
Survivors include her sons, James
H. (Jackie) Gillis of Madison, and
Charles L. (Donna) Gillis of Apopka;
daughter, Linda Evelyn (Ray) Har
of Lehigh Acres; and nine grandchil-
dren, eighteen great-grandchildren
and one great-great grandson.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at Caloosa
Baptist Church, LaBelle, with Rev.
Homer Brewer and Dr. Roger Brad-
ley officiating. The graveside com-
mittal will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct.
20, 2008 at Palms Woodlawn Ce-
metery, Naranja, Fla.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at the Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.

Junior Dell Harvey, 63
LABELLE Junior Dell Harvey,
died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in Hope
Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. He
was 63..
Although named after his father,
Homer, he was called "Junior"
throughout his life and it became his
real name. Born and raised in Missis-
sippi, Junior joined the army after
graduating from high school and
served four years, including two
stints in Vietnam.
He traveled the world working as
an oil rig supervisor, and his last as-
signment was in Croatia. Short on
Swords, but long on substance, Jun-
ior was calm in demeanor and never
petty, but did not shirk from action
when action was needed.
With a great sense of humor, Jun-
ior was rarely to be seen without a
Miller lite or a "chaw", substituting
+ chewing gum at appropriate mo-
ments, of course. He never forgot his
Mississippi roots and looked after his
extended family there. However, he
lived for many years in the LaBelle
area and had many strong local ties.
He loved fishing, especially for
bass, although he later mastered the
art of trout fishing. He also loved
hunting, and was in process of set-
ting up a hunting camp in Polk
County with his daughter and her
family.
He became an expert golfer, and
there was no one who was stronger
with his irons or faster at moving'
through the golf course. In fact,
"Redman" was just plain strong.
He was married to his wife, Janet,
for 22 years, and it was she who
went to France to bring him back
home after he suffered a heart attack
in the Paris airport.
He is also survived by his three
daughters, Penny Berry, Melissa'
Webb and Kim Green; six grandchil-
dren, Miranda, Ryan, Rebecca, .Tris-
tan, Cody and Ashlyn; and one
great-grandchild, Sadie. Additional-
ly, he is survived by his two brothers,
Billy Harvey and Jerry Harvey; and
six sisters, Velma Jewel Riley, Barba-
ra Logan, Maxine Shows, Rose Te-
bo, Diane Yarborough and Debra
Sons. There are many other family
members and friends who cared for
Junior, he will be missed.
There was a viewing from 6 to 8
p.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral
Home on Oct. 12, which was' fol-
lowed the next morning by a private
graveside service at Fort Denaud Ce-
metery.
Those who wish to honor Junior
may contribute to Hope Hospice or
to their favorite charity.

SChrist the King
Lutheran Church ,


Briefs
Continued From Page 4

Kid Jones Park
The Ford/Sunset Park com-
munity will dedicate Kid Jones
Park Saturday, Oct. 18, 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.

Discuss off road park
Meeting is planned for Friday.
Oct. 24, to discuss the planned
Pioneer Off Highway Park. The
Meeting will be at the Pioneer
Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
Please bring your comments and
questions. For more information
please call 983-9544.

Attention all railroad
enthusiasts, retirees
Southwest Florida Chapter of
The National Railway Historical
Soc. will be meeting on Tues-
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
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
Coffee Mill Hammock Rd (High-
way 78A). All are welcome!

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


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 cli-
ent 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.,


CLEWISTON
St Rd 27
Between Walgreens
& Clewiston Florist
Office Hours:
Mon- Sat 10-2


Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 2 p.m. Sun.
Firehouse Cultural Center, 241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle, $12 with res-
ervation; $14 at door.

Caloosa Humane
Society 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 y
ou all at the shelter soon!
Don't forget to purchase your,


LABELLE
192 N. Main St
Across from Post Office
Office Hours:
Mon- Fri 10-1 & 4-6
Sat 10 to noon


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Assigns or volunteer


Education:
Doctorate '- Educational Leadership MSU
Bachelors UF
Clewiston High School Graduate

Experienced Leader:
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School Leader 25 plus years
Professor at the University of South Florida-

Values:
Teachers as professional leaders
Students in leadership roles
Community involvement in schools

PLEASE JOIN US BY VOTING FOR DR. EGLEY ON Nov. 4!


Dick & Sally Berg
Tom & Vicky Stem
Paul & Cheryl Puletti
Austin & Earlene Stem
Chris & Valerie Shupe
Larry & Vicky Bennett
Dave & Robyn Blake
Jodi Bell
Craig Bartoshuk
Bill & Vicky, Burke
Dave & Joan Basquin
Linda Craft
Tom & Doris Faherty
Mario & Cynthia Gonzalez
Brianna Gutierrez
Karen Girona
Erin Berg Hayes
David Kelley
Ginger Kisela
Kevin & Beth Lutkenhaus
Raymond Marroquin
Swea Nightingale
Karl Otto
Clint & Diane Raulerson


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Mark Schoenwald
Ron & Sue Schaeffer
Jack & Michaelyn Zorn
Leila Reukauf
Connie Walker
Brenda Ridgely
Tommy & Beverly Greenwood
Corinne Palmer
Heidi Dana
Kathy Davis
Hester Renfroe
Cheryl Hicks
Regina Cain
Amber Brandon'
Angela Hall
Annie Ayers
Arthur Ayers
Ricky & Jennifer Redish
Scott and Beverly Stinnett
Joe and Lora Leon
Richard and Flora Talada
Ray & Maggie Pittman
Ron & Sharon Cochran
Tom Conner


Pd. Pol. Adv. sponsored and paid for in-kind by Sally Berg, 125 Wilson Road, LaBelle, FL 33935.
Approved by Robert Egley, Republician, For Hendry County Superintendent of Schools


"Paws for the Cause" Gala tickets
at the shelter! $25 per person.
The evening will include a
delectable dinner with scrump-
tious desert options, music to tap
your toes to, silent auction and
awards presentation all for the
direct benefit of the pets awaiting
forever homes at the shelter.

Estimate your new
tax bill
Ms. Krisinta Kulpa, Property
Appraiser would like to remind
you that Millage Rates have
changed since your TRIM notice
was sent out in August.
If you would like to see how
the new rate will affect your taxes
Ms. Kulpa suggests that everyone
go to her Web site at www.hen-
dryprop.org and check out the
tax estimator.


Final Taxing Authorities' rates
are due' this week. We will then
update the tax estimator on our
Web site early next week.
Ms. Kulpa encourages you to
go to our Web site and see how
this Millage rate reduction applies
to your taxes.
If you have questions regard-
ing the use of the estimator you
may call either of our offices for
assistance. In LaBelle call 863-
675-5270 and in Clewiston 863-
983-1591.

Meet Glades County
candidates
Come meet the Glades Coun-
ty candidates at the Muse Com-
munity Center Oct. 16. at 7 p.m.
The candidates will speak with
questions and answers to follow.
Refreshments will served.


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CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP!
4 yrs active service in United States
Navy Honorable Discharge
13 yrs Licensed Contractor in Hendry
County -
Earned designation of Certified Florida
Evaluator from Florida Department of
Revenue by the successful completion of
Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal,
Income Approach to Valuation, Mass
Appraisal of Residential Property, and
Fundamentals of Mapping through the
IAAO
Administrative Assistant training and
supervising all field appraisers under previous Property Appraiser
Currently Director, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for
Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board, preparing and following annual
budget, managing personnel, and acting as general contractor on all
new projects and project manager for new parks and facilities built
through grant funding thereby remaining knowledgeable in the area of
current costs
God Bless You and remember, the Hendry County Property Appraiser's
office belongs to you and CHANGEBEGINSAT THE TOP!
Political advertisement paid for and approved by
Phillip L. Pelletier, Democrat, for Hendry County Property Appraiser
EARLY VOTING BEGINS .OCTOBER 20 EARLY VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 20


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' "I would like to endorse Kristina Kulpa for Property Appraiser. .She has been in
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= will work for all the people of Hendry County"

SPlifdcal advertismnin paid to and approved b) K istlnfi A. Kuipa Recprblikan oRr Heind' County PArperty Appraiser ,
EARLY VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 20 EARLY VOTING BEGINS OCTOBER 20

GENERAL ELECTION
EARLY VOTING or ABSENTEE BALLOTS
The Supervisor of Elections, Lucretia A. Strickland
will be mailing Sample Ballots to every registered
voter for the General Election to be held November
4, 2008. If you do not receive yours please call the
Elections office and verify that we have the correct
address on file. We also have General Election bal-
lots available for Absentee Voting and Early Voting.
Early Voting will be Monday through Saturday
beginning October 20, to November 1, 2008. At the
LaBelle Elections Office, 25 E. Hickpochee' Ave.,
daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the Clewiston Town
Center, Sub-office, 955 W. Sugarland Hwy., daily
8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm For more
information or to request your absentee ballot call
983-1592, or 675-5230.
ELECCIONES DE GENERALS
VOTAR TEMPRANO o VOTAR EN AUSENCIA
La Supervisora de Elecciones, Lucretia A.
Strickland va.a mandar por correo boletas de ejem-
plo para todo votante registrado para la Elecciones
de la Generales e 4 de Noviembre 2008. Si usted no
recibe una, por favor l1ame a la oficina de eleccioness
para verificar que su direction este correct
Tambien tenemos boletas de Generales de
Elecciones para votar temprano y votar en ausencia
de Lunes a Sabado, empesando el 20 de Octobre
2008, hasta el 1 de Noviembre 2008. En la oficina
de elecciones en LaBelle, 25. E. Hickpochee Ave.
diario de las 9:00 am alas 5:00'pm y en la sub-ofici-
na de Clewiston Town Center, 955 W. Sugarland
Hwy. de las 8:00 am a la 1:00 pmy 2:00 pm alas 5:00
pm Para mas information o preguntas para votar
en ausencia, por favor llame 983-1592, o 675-5230.
Lucretia A. Strickland
Supervisor of Elections
Hendry County, Florida


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Hendry County setting up online auction


Hendry County has selected
GovDeals, a state-of- the-art, on-
line auction service for Local,
State and Federal government
agencies, to conduct online auc-
tion sales of our surplus equip-
ment and assets. We join over
600+ government
s across the country who have
adopted GovDeals patented on-
line auction solution that delivers


prescreened and qualified buyers
and which translates into higher
prices for auctioned equipment
and assets.
"This service will help us get
the most money out of our sur-
plus equipment by offering them
to a wider base of buyers through
the Internet. The bottom line is
more money will be returned to
the residents of the county. We


can now sell assets and offer a
convenient opportunity for more
resident participation," said Ron
Zimmerly, Hendry County PIO.
"Another positive effect is that
storage costs and staff time deal-
ing with surplus items will be
substantially reduced."
Items for sale can be posted
continuously on the web as they
are declared surplus and can be


.accessed through the Hendry
County website at www.hendryf-
la.nel (County Auction button) or
directly through www.govdeals.
con.
Bidders can register free of
charge at the GovDeals website.
For more information contact
Ron Zimmerly at 863-675-5264 or
e-mail at rzimmerly@hendryfla.
net.


Curbside recycling in Port La-
Belle is every Thursday and Fri-
day depending on your address.
Please have your recycling bins
curbside by 6 a.m. One contain-
er is for paper products (news-
paper, junk mail, magazines,
telephone books, clean food
boxes and cardboard no Styro-
foam or envelopes with plastic
windows).
The other bin is for glass,


plastic and metal. Glass, plastic
and cans such as jelly jars, milk
jugs, food and soda cans are ac-
ceptable. If your plastic contain-
ers display the "running arrow"
signs, they can be placed in the
bins. Please rinse the contain-
ers. No bulk glass and plastic
grocery bags, please.
SCall 863-675-5252 with ques-
tions.


What Has Changed About Your Taxes

With the Taxing Authorities having their final meetings and some changes
being made the office of the Honorable Kristina Kulpa has been receiving a
number of phone calls asking what the changes actually are going to be.
Since your TRIM NOTICE in August the following are some of the changes
that have occurred.


Description
County
Hospital
School
-City of LaBelle
City, of Clewiston
Water Management
PLCDD


Proposed on TRIM
S PER 1,000
$8.900
3.100
7.674
3.000
6.221
0.624
3.520


Actual
S PER 1.000
$6.500
3.000
7.674
3.000
6.221
0.624
2.990


Difference
$-2.40
.10
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-.53


-------" ELECT ..------

Elton J. "Dr. G" Gissendanner
District 77 State Representative


EXPERIENCE
*Veteran, U.S. Air Force
* Director, Florida Dept. of Natural Re,-c.urcei
*Native Floridian
*Staff member, Governor Bob Graham
*Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
ISSUE
*Proposing Glades and Hendry County
be a Solar Energy Powered Equipment
manufacturing center to produce well paying jobs.


SUPPORTS
*Passing the Women's Equal Righti
Amendment .
*Extending Mandatory School .?ie to
. 18 No Drop Outs
*Protecting and Restoring
Lake Okeechobee & the Everglo.ale .
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid for and Approved by Elton
J. Glssendanner Democrat for State sji
Representative District 77. -..'k, -


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Depending on where you live in the county you should be seeing some tax
relief on your tax bill in November. Please note that the following estimates
apply only to your ad valorm taxes.

1. Unincorporated Hendry County approximately 12.3% reductions.
2. City of Labelle approximately 10.7% reductions.
3. City of Clewiston approximately 9.43% reductions.
4. PLCDD approximately 12.7% reductions.

The above reductions could also vary somewhat depending on your non ad
valorm,(special districts) taxes. None of the special'districts lowered their
rates from the proposed to the final.

If you would like to see how the new rates will affect your taxes Ms. Kulpa
suggests that everyone go to her website at www.hendryprop.org and click
on the tab for the tax estimator.

If you have questions regarding the use of the estimator you may call or
come in to either of our offices for assistance. In Labelle call 675-5270 and
in Clewiston 983-1591.


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* 14 yrs. Board experience Budgeting, Planning,
Accountability, Classroom and Transportation.
* Business, teaching and administrative experience
* Conservative spending while protecting local jobs
I was raised on faith, honesty, integrity, family values and gentle
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Chapman named Florida Citrus ..:.......-----.........


Processors Association president,, l "

L a k eland in the industry prove he is an en- Treasurer was Peter Hahn of Lou- I n -t l
- The Board thusiastic and innovative leader." is Dreyfus Citrus, Inc., headquar- .
of Directors Also elected to the position of tered in Winter Garden Fl. ., '
of the Florida I I Ilic I t.lc l iil
Citrus Pro- I -autif storypoohomeincounlry Uniquelprotcted halrloron Caloosahatciee
cessors Assn. s ing, yet near Iown. Call for Riverc Ralre waterlf'ont property Zoned
In C (FCPA 1 Short notice all)oitmenlt $295,000 Commercial C-2 $1,500,000 *


Florida trade
association, an-
nounced that Tristan
Tristan Chap- Chapman
man, Vice Pres-
ident and General Manager of
Southern Gardens Citrus Process-
ing Corp., Clewiston, was elected
to the position of President of the
association at the annual meeting
of the board of directors held in
Lakeland on October 8, 2008. Mr.
Chapman's position began effec-
tive immediately. Chapman suc-
ceeds Jim Zellner of Tropicana
Products Inc.
Mr. Chapman has served as
the association's Treasurer since
2006. He previously has served
as a member of the Florida Citrus
Commission and in various exec-
utive positions within the Florida
citrus industry for over 35 years.
Mr. Chapman stated, "I am
honored by this opportunity and
I look forward to continuing to
work to maximize profits for the
entire industry and to help' find
solutions for the many challenges
we faie."
Kristen Gunter, FCPA Execu-
tive Director stated, "I think Mr.
Chapman is a great choice to lead
this association. His track record
with the FCPA and his many years


Educational

Briefs

Check out EdCenter
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 selling
pumpkins as a fundraiser through
Saturday, October 18. The Pump-
-- kin Patch will feature color sheets
for the kids, recipes for the moms,
--a picture spot for the family and
candy for all customers! 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., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and
Monday through Friday- 4-6 p.m.
Please come and get your pump-
kins for the fall season and sup-
port the LHS Junior class!

UES advisors to meet
UpthegioveElementarySchool
will have its School advisory Com-
mitteemeeting Thursday. Oct. 16,
at 5:30 p.m. in the media center.
Parents/guardians and members
of the community are invited.
At the conclusion thee will be a-
PTO meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions please
call 612-0730.


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NICE WOODED LOT in M\toiui.i Ranch I 25 A.rets. 3IIR'2KA HOME! Ilrlye Oaks indi nicely landscaped. $750,000
I'ri4ed to sell. $15,000 L $159,900 $ ,
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in 1ild.I less I.IN, WI -IBr'2a1: Manuleturul IHeomc w/ 2,280 sq. UNIOUE WATERFRONT PROPERTY zoned for multi-
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itcoI ll $399,000 lois. $180,000
12+- AA CS HOME f2 CBS HOME LAUREL OAKS nls C WATERFRONT OT w/Dock in the City! $299,000
Ilwi -'\\esi iofl ileIllc $300,000 $189,000 SELLER MOTIVATED! Bring all offers! GORGEOUS
OWNER FINANCINGI 2Br 2111 Homc $121,200 3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000+/- sq. ft living 1+/- ACRE RIVERFRONT! $245,000'
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oak canopy 11-2 lzoing allow for residential use now CUSTOM VICTORIAN CHARM! 3Br/2Ba located in plus 00+/- ft riverfrontage: $2,100,000
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WATERFRONT HOMES MUILT FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remodeled 2/2 zoned 3+/- acre peninsula 700' river frontage.
!IBR BA. RIN'FRFRONT O1101 iE cmok' kx "t.lickclStNlL" H t'I oll t'0t + .Ctoe Perfe1t l'.litn $3,300000 .
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iBR'2BA MOBILE in tle citv $89,900. oMobile home' $125,000
2BR/1BA HOME w screened xch and tile flxitg 4BRI2BA MOBI.E HOMEl S+/-Acres, cleared wNTence NICE LL at a low price in Lehig.h. $13,000
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SHORT SAl.E 311r21Hi M;anUolituitr d home on I Acre. SHORT SALEI 3BR/21 CBS Hmie on i.82+/- Acres. RESIDENTIA HOMESITE in the city $25,000
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$96,900 oak slhidedl actl $279,900 UNDER CONTRACT 10+/- ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w/Steal
3BR/2BA HOME OF MERIT double-wlide manutfa- GRET FAMIlY IIIOME. illr/3.S oin l.i acres in desir- Building. $380,000
tuinl home elorated in a gre;a neighborlitllh near able heighbioxtltvI. Variety of fruit Irves.$280,000 GORGEOUS RANCH WITH AIRSTRIP! 893 +/- acres
scilhxls. $98,000 3B nIA CBS i ii Acres in the countrlv. $296.000 of 4 islan frontage on L1 Dike Road.
s, ACRE 6 L.OTS) on corner of lwYv 78 and 3BhII HME on 1.37+/-Alcr! Co rciall Zoned( f asturlan d / frontage on L1 Dike Road.
Commanchee 12S'x 2I' $99,900 Ili\y Finirtage. $399,500 Hanar/arnm, bunk house, four wells & 100' i 3,900'
3BR/2BA HOME W/SCREENED |prclh & fenced ack 8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON IIWY 7201 3Br'llit grass iailtnp.
\:unl. $11l5,0 Seller will contribute $3.0XX) itowalds CIS IHomei. $490,000. COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL
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MOVE IN READYl lr/2B1a Home, recently remodel tlurled hoImtte plus Ixile iarn. $550,000 Hi' 29 SouIt. $449,000
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 16, 2008 9


Alva author releases romance novel Engagement


This week, author Rebecca
Lorraine Walker, of Alva, Florida,
releases a new romantic fiction
nationwide, titled "Love at Laurel
Oaks."
Published by Tate Publishing


and Enterprises, Walker's book
tells a story set in the post-Civil
War period about a young woml-
an named Elizabeth Rose Bax-
ter and her life long love, Ethan
Dodson. They face unexpected


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Pictured from left: Dawn Jefferies, treasurer, Karan Roach,
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REALTORS
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PERSONAL ATTENTION
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LAND CO
SN Bridge St. LaBeUe, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associatei: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walke, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Boaen

HOMES
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 4BD/4 full and 2 half
bath estate abounds w/ signature appointment, inc. 22'
ceilings, home office, library, formal &informal dining.
wet bar, den, game r(xim & huge mater suite. Also fea-
tung bhck up generator& unaltachedl 5 ay garage. Call
for the expansive details. $1,550,000
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/- ac. Features include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets,
screen porch on front & back of home. Florida room
overlooks a stocked pond. Fenced & cross-fenced, 40x60
metal workshop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room!
$699,000
3BR/2BA home sitting amongst spectacular oaks on 7.57
acres. Home features spacious kitchen with island.
breakfast area, separate dining, ofice/playroom. Storage
shed and 45x45 pole barn, fenced and cross-fenced.
$499,900
2 story, 3/2 home on over 3.5 ac. Endless possibilities
exist w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual A/C &
newer Kenmore kitchen appliances. 20'x 62' pole barn
w/ workshop. Horses are welcome! $439,000
Picture perfect 3 br/2.5 ba home on an acre in Old Fort
Denaud. Features split floor plan, formal dining room,
large open kitchen, 10' ceilings, self-cleaning in-ground
pool on screened lanai. Attached and separate air con-
ditioned garages. $400,000
3BR/2BA home on 7.67 fenced acres. 24x100 pole barn
enclosed on 3 sides, 37x50 barn with stalls, fenced and
cross fenced. $399,900'
3/2 CBS home in small residential S/D. Oversized garage.
indoor utility, large spacious bedrooms, large master
suite, great room, breakfast room, tile/wood flooring, &
lanai. $399,900.
Caloosa Estates. Treat your family to this beautiful 3371 sq ft.
CBS 3BD/2BA pool home located on a cul-de-sac. Features
are a galvalume roof, den, tile floors, Silestone countertops,
wood burning fireplace, soaring ceilings &generous room
sizes. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, this home is
a true gem. $318,000
n the city and close to everything this spacious 3/2 brick
for comfort. Custom cabinets, solid surface countertops,
brick fireplace, two storage sheds and a fenced back
yard. $299,900


Beauty, warmih & ralue! lu'll find all three in this 4/25
CBS 3 story home within city limits. Features include 2
fireplaces, office/den w/ l bath, 3rd floor game room, &
many more extras. $279,900
Slpacious 3/2.5 two story home on 1.8 +/- fenced ac.
Features spacious front lrch, lahte deck & screen
porch on back. Hurricane shutters, new roof, separate
garageAvorkshop, 2 storage sleds. $275,000
Enegy-Conscious Design This 3 bd/2.5 ba split floor
plan home built with llew ICF onsiru.clioin features iray
ceilings, tile floors and granite counernops. Outer walls
are mold. mildew and termite proof offering superior
insulation. Bui today and save on your electric hills for-
ever. $265,000
3/2 CBS home located in Belmont offers a lot of livabili-
ty: Features a formal living room, family room, split bed-
rom floor plan. new roof in & freslily painted. lnjoy
a private back yard overlooking a canal. $219,000
i42 within city limits, close to ever thing. Large oaks
grac the yard of this spilt floor plan home. RPrgo floors
in living, dining. master bedroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile
in bath & carpet in other I'drooms. G(reac home for:i
grnoling mnilih: 5195,000
This 352 w/den home is a chefs dream come true!
Granite counirenops, island w/elctric, Krafimaid cabi-
nets. stainless steel appliances & sink. \'txl laminate itl
kitchen, diing & den. Backs up to Greenbelt. $189,900
Great location in town! This attractive 3 BdI/Ba CBS
2005 home offers an office, metal roof hurricane shut-
ters for all doors and windows and plenty of storage.
This home built with energy effciency in mind is waiting
for you. Call today! $185,000.
6 new CBS homes in laurel Oaks S/D. 3 & -1 bedroom
models available. Priced from $180,000 to $290,000 -

ing & dining rooms, & carpet in bedronms. New kitchen
cabinets, appliances, faucets, fixtures and vinyl siding.
Screened porch across the entire back side of the bl se.
$115,900
Perfection! Is the best way to describe this wonderful
3BD/1BA CBS home. Offering a newer metal roof, tile
and laminate flooring, gupated figures and a fenced
back yard. This one is a "Must See" $114,000

ances. new roof new A/C, neiv wood laminate flooring &
tile. $97,000
Huge oaks shade the back yard of this affordable 3
br/2ba home. Features include spacious master bed-
room, wood plank flooring, screened front entry, fenced
back yard, and concrete slab basketball court. $95,000
3/2 wood frame home w/ SR 29 frontage. Includes
mobile home. Both sold "as is." $80,000
FOR RENT: 3 br/2ba hone on.10 oak filled acres only
minutes from LaBelle $750.00.



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complications with her impend-
ing departure for finishing school,
and Ethan's reticence in discuss-
ing thle future. While Elizabeth
begins to lose hope, Ethan on the
other hand, doesn't want to share
his intentions with'Elizabeth be-
cause he realizes that he can't of-
fer her the lifestyle to which she is
accustomed.
The book is available at any
bookstore nationwide or can be
ordered through the publisher at


www.tatepublishing.com/book-
store, or by visiting barnesand-
noble.conl, anazon.coil or tar-
get.coin. An audio version is also
available from the publisher.
Walker and her husband have
ministries both stateside and
abroad and give their life to help-
ing the less fortunate. She speaks
at events for ladies, manages their
stateside ministry and is the mag-
azine and newsletter editor. She
currently resides in Alva, Florida.


Go To

WWW.SOLRND.COM,
To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all Our
1 80+/- Listings of Homes, Property and
Commercial/Industrial Sites.


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S1200 SQ.FT OFFICE SPACE remotleledl
in 2006. Has four (2 + lfa & lDSL1 lines
t "t- n'i! l yi l -t' ii. l tii [ I cu y ss r t
in heart iof downtown. Pi'rsonalil ,
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* BUSINESS ZONING IN PLACE!! FOR
THIS DOWNTOWN CORNER LOT,
with an older 1,252 sq. ft. cracker
home. This is the perfect location for
almost any kind of business or profes-
sional use. $265,000


* SUPERIOR BUILDING -. SUPERIOR
LOCATION! 60 x 120 steel building
with 4816 sq. ft. of warehouse space
including insulated ceiling and 3 rollup
doors (two are 12 feet wide x 16 feet
high, one is 10 feet wide x 10 feet
high). There are 2384 sq. ft. of finished
area including offices, display areas,
kitchen, and bathrooms throughout!
$675,000


* 3 1/2 ACRE INDUSTRIAL ZONED
TRACT fronting on Birchwood
Parkway with deeded ingress :lnd
cgrc.i-s ,on Dcllwoold "i'er.nice. -2 twry
metal building with upstairs office
space plus upstairs parts adt equip-
ment storage. $1,200,000
* BUSINESS POTENTIAL PROPERTY 1
+/- ACRE Get 100' feet of great visibili-
ty for your business on SR 80! Site
includes a 1984 Country Manor 14 x 66
mobile home with central air & heat;
21 x 53 wood frame pole barn building.
$115,000
* GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION!
Near the Hendry County Courthouse.
Perfect for a professional office for
attorneys, paralegals, title insurance
offices, surveyors, engineers, etc!
$120,000
* ANXIOUS SELLER SAYS BRING
OFFERS!!! Beautiful 3,200 sq foot cus-
tom home,on 2.5+/- fenced acres,
with a 1488 sq foot steel storage build-
ing with C-2 (Commercial .oning)per-
feet for an at home business, hobby
shop or ample storage space. $279,900
* Whether you are an investor or a com-
mercial business looking for a future
site, this is an excellent opportunity at
only $3.15/sq ft.. 3.1+/- acre parcel is
zoned residential; the future land use
allows for commercial potential.
$425,000


CRLL 863-675-4500

; --s Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
. P Assnociates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory
Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Bonnie Denning, Wad
tDickinson, Paul Meador, Wayne McQuaig,
Southern Katie Solomon, Nancy Lou Smith, Tracey Williams
I ana Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935


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Real Estate Corp.


***1****** HOMES **********
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway. Fresh
paint, ceramic tile and upgrades thru out.
$165,000.
* Almost new 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Fresh paint,
new flooring and appliances. Ready to move
into. $139,970.
* Corporate owned! In LaBelle 2005 CBS 3/2
split fl
split flN @] si,0NTRACTuch
more. $111,900.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $105,000.
* Corporate Owned! 3/2 CBS home with split
floor plan, oveNHgl hlfN porch, 2 car
garage and lots'more ocated in LaBelle.
$105,000
* Corporate owned! Located only minutes
form k' AC5 ac.
$104,. *~LIfk t35 ac.
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2- stilt
home, w/covered carport, fenced yard and in
move in condition. $94,655.
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner
lot. $89,900.
* Nice 3/2 in Port LaBelle. Ceramic tile,
upgraded kitchen cabinets & appliances.
$89,900.
* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to far
from town. $79,899.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS located in


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minutesform yesF7er. 01".
minutcV e ..

* BANK OWNED! 3BR/2B home located in
the prestigious river front subdivision of Quail
Run. Features include fenced back yard,
screened porch, ceramic tile and much more.'
$69,900
* Immaclulate 3/2 CBS home featuring ceram-
ic tile, open kitchen w/island, walk in pantry,
etc. $60,000.
* Lehigh 3/2 well maintained home on over-
sized corner lot. $58,400
* Corporate owned in Lehigh. 3/2 ceramic tile,
attached carport and much more. $30,000.
* Liehigh Corporate owned. Located near
center of *Lehigh, 3/1 on .16 ac, Needs some
TLC, $25,000.
* Great investment potential! 11R/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work...
but is priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq1 ft of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres has it all, from it spacious family room
w/stone fireplace, master suite w/ office, cov-
ered porch, and f..., ... ., I .. ... .This one is
a steal (@ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/21 home on


10+/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home. Features a warm comfortable living
room w/gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, front
& real covered porches. $250,000
* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 man-
ufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of living
area. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$129,900
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and 'lTxas
sized rooms! $124,900.
* 'lTvo for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maintained manufactured home plus a
2/2 manufactured home. Plenty of fruit trees
and oak trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home
features built in cabinets, large master bath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room
thru the rest of the house. Outside you will
find a fenced yard and storage shed. $110,000


'* great nome, great price, nara toDeai!
Remodeled 3/2 on .50 acre in Horseshoe
Acres. A must see! $80,000.
*Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
lot in Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land
********** LOTS **********
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $43,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* REDUCED! Great investment property
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
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LaBelle. $3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.


Herrera/Campos
Daniel and Margarita Her-
nandez are proud to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Arianna Herrera, to
Victor Campos. Victor is the son
of Virgilio and Maria Campos.
The wedding is to take place


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October 18, 2008 at LeHigh
Acres with Barbara Jones offi-
ciating.
The bride-elect is a medical
assistant for Lee County Trauma
Services District at Lee Memo-
rial Hospital.
The groom-elect is employed
as a foreman/technician.


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quick sale. Asking: CONDO- Furnished- Lehigh $1,000/M
/2.5/3 ON RIVER-For Sale Also $2,000/M



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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 16, 2008

Church Briefs


Come to Movie Nite at
Freedom Fellowship
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
presents Movie Nite Saturday,
Oct. 25. Enjoy a night out with
popcorn, soda and fun. Bring
your lawn chair or picnic blanket,
sit back and enjoy the free show.
Moving will begin at dusk. Free-
dom Fellowship is located at 1301
SR 29N.

Christ Central ready
for Thanksgiving
Christ Central of LaBelle is
holding its annual Thanksgiving
Dinner at the Dallas Townsend
building on November 22. Bless-
ing begins'at 6 p.m. This dinner
will help feed the needy during
these rough economic times.
Christ Central of LaBelle wants
to take the opportunity to show
those in need that they too are im-
portant and loved, and hope that
this dinner will brighten up their
day during this holiday season.
The church plans on having
pickup points around the com-
munity for those people who are
in need of transportation to the
dinner. Other special gifts will be
available for families in need after

Las Noticas

en Espanol

Accidente Fatal
Las autoridades se encuen-
tran investigando un choque
fatal ocurrido en la 29 y 78 del
Condado Glades. El choque fatal
que dej6 como resultado seis per-
sonas muertas sucedi6 entire las
6:33 a.m del 29 de septiembre.
De acuerdo con Las Patrullas
de Caminos, en el choque estu-
vieron involucrados una camio-
neta Chevrolet 1993 y un cami6n
de arena viniendo de la cantera
de arena localizada en Ortona
que viajaba en el carril oeste.
Las autoridades dijeron que Ew-
ing Saunders de 66 afios no par6
en una serial de alto entonces
su camion choc6 con la camio-
neta que manejaba Jose Martin
Saavedra de 35 afios resident
en Immokalee. Tosdos los demis
ocupantes que viajaban pereci-
eron. Dos de ellos tenian puestos
sus cinturones de seguridad. El
+ sefior..Saunders fue transportado
al Hospital Memorial.
Despues de una semana de
haber ocurrido el accident las
autoridades dieron los nombres
de las personas fallecidas: Jose
Martin Saavedra de 33 afos, Os-
car Humberto Sanchez de 50, Lu-
cas Reyes Flores de 21, Jose Marie
Arrellano de 68, Rigoberto Reyes
Perez de 21, y Sergio Saul Salazar
de 21 afios. Las autoridades con-
tin6an investigando.

Futbol
La Asociaci6n de F6tbol Juve-
nil de LaBelle anuncia su tempo-
rada de f6tbol. Todos los nifios
entire las edades de 4 a 14 afios es-
tan invitados a participar. El costo
es de $30 por cada participate.
Para apuntarse vaya el sabado 18
de octubre de las 10:00 a.m hasta
el mediodia al Supermercado
Win Dixie y el domingo 19 de la
1 pm hasta las 2 pm.

Comida
Diez estudiantes estardn via-
jando hacia Washington La Capi-
tal para mirar la ceremonia del
president nimero 44 que serd
electo en noviembre. Ellos van
a viajar en enero. Si usted desea
ayudar a estos estudiantes con los
costs del viaje que seran aproxi-
madamente $ 1.200 por favor'
llame a la esciela preparatoria
Para recaudar fondos los estu-
diantes y sus padres estin or-
ganizando una comida al estilo
Hispano el 17 de octubre antes
de que empiece el juego de fut-
bol. Hay tiquetes disponibles en
la preparatoria para la comida
que consiste en: care guisada,
o mole, frijoles, arroz, tortilla y
un refresdo. Los tiquetes cuestan
$8.
Los muchachos estin muy
entusiasmados con este viaje.
Ellos van a salir el 18 de enero
y regresar cuatro dias despues.
Visitaran various museos y sitios
hist6ricos.
Para mas informaci6n Ilame a
la preparatoria.


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the dinner such as toiletries and
clothing. If anyone would like
more information or would like
to help with donations or volun-
teering please contact us at Christ
Central at 863-675-2100.

Fall festival at First
Christian
First Christian Church is hav-
ing a Fall Festival and you're in-
vited! On Sunday, October 26, the
fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. and
will end around 7:30 p.m. Enjoy
games, food, puppet shows, mu-
sic and more! There's no cost for
admission just a canned good
which will be donated to needy
families in our community. Please
come and enjoy this time of cel-
ebration! We are located at the
corner of Ford and Lee Streets
right behind Badcock Furniture
Store. For more information call
675-1366.

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 a.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 showing 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 Fa-
thers of our nation stood for and
the Christian principles they be-
lieved 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 history textbooks of the
last 50 years are not telling us the


VOTE

Ramon "Raymond" Rodriguez

for Hendry County Commissioner District 3

I will work towards getting the

meetings televised soyou can see

and hear us from the comfort

ofyour home.


Any commission decision that
affects your pocketbook should be
mailed to you.

I will retire and devote the next

4 years to being a full
time commissioner
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ramon "Ra ond" Rodrigucz. Democrat
for Hendry County Board of County Commissioners. District 3

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING



ADOPTION OF A LARGE-SCALE

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. AMENDMENT

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners on October 28, 2008, 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse.
Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of the Weekley Large Scale
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA07-0004) to the Future Land Use Map of the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan.
ORDINANCE 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 91-05, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY ADOPTING A
CHANGE TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP BY CHANGING APPROXIMATELY 220.12 ACRES
OF LAND DESIGNATED AS AGRICULTURE TO INDUSTRIAL; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral and written comments will be
accepted. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St.,' La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners'
office, 25 E.: Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
IMonday through Friday.
If a person decides to appeal any'decision made by the Board with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the' proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed to the Planning and Zoning
Department, either by phone (863-675-5240), email (veautero@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P O.
Box 2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).




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truth. Come and hear it for your-
selves and then stay for the great
food and fellowship that follows.
.Central Church of Christ is
located at 60 Hendry Street, in
LaBelle, and Sunday evening ser-
vices begin at 6 p.m.

New Hope Baptist
announces 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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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 ptvposed 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


Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage CBS home.built in 2005
with 1795 total square feet in a quiet area wit4 privacy fence,
stainless appliances and granite counter tops listed for
$149,500. Call Ryan at 863-843-1278, owner/agent.


IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAP-
TER 193.122,(2), FLORIDA
STATUTES, HENDRY COUNTY
PROPERTY OWNERS ARE
HEREBY ADVISED THAT THE
2008 HENDRY. COUNTY TAX
ROLLS, WITH THE EXCEPTION
OF PROPERTIES .BEING
REVIEWED BY THE VALUE

ADJUSTMENT BOARD FOR
WHICH NO DECISION HAS
BEEN RENDERED WERE CER-
TIFIED FOR COLLECTION TO
THE COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR ON OCTOBER 13, 2008.


Honorable KRISTINA A. KULFA, CFA, ASA
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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Local Man Prevails In Scuffle


With Hoodlums
BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W., after using Thera-Gesic
on a sore left shoulder, encountered two hoods break-
ing into a car in a parking lot. He whacked one of them
upside the head and ran them off. When asked why he
took the risk, he painlessly replied:
"None of your dang business!"


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70. Call (863)261-7253 to
identify


SMALL DOG brown w/black,
male, about 20 Ibs, vic of
Case Rd, La Belle.
(863)612-5757


BOSTON TERRIERS (2) m& f,
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MUST HAVE A VALID FLORIDA DRIVERS
LICENSE. A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR
EQUIVALENT IS REQUIRED.. ANYONE INTER-
ESTED MAY PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT
LABELLE CITY HALL 481 W. HICKPOCHEE
AVE. (IWY. 80) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:30
AM TO 5:00 P.M.. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. THE
CITY OF LABELLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNI-
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PROGRAM ASSISTANT/FISCAL OFFICER
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Duties include budgeting, purchasing, inventory
and payroll. Reports to Director on all fiscal mat-
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Diploma and four years of appropriate experience.
College coursework or appropriate vo/fech train-
ing may substitute at an equivalent rate for the
required experience. Bachelors or Associate
degree in accounting or business-related fields
preferred. Apply by Oct. 31, 2008 at
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all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.
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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!


THE CITY OF LABELLE IS ACCEPTING AlPLI-
CATIONS UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2008 OR UNTIL
FILLED FOR A FULL TIME CODE ENFORCE-
MENT OFFICER. APPLICANT MUST HAVE A
VALID FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE AND
RECEIVE CODE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICA-
TION WITHIN ONE YEAR. A HIGH SCHOOL
DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT IS REQUIRED.
ANYONE INTERESTED MAY PICK UP AN
APPLICATION AT LABELLE CITY HALL 481
WEST HICKPOCHEE (HWY 80) BETWEEN THE
HOURS OF 8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM, MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY. THE CITY OF LABELLE IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE
WORKPLACE.




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RN/LPN Team Leader
2 yrs. supervisory exp. needed
and current FL RN or LPN li-
cense: Competitive salary &
excellent benefits. Fax
resume to (561)924-3405
or apply at:
FL Community Health Ctrs.
170 S Barfield Hwy Ste 2103
Pahokee, FL.
hr@fchcinc.ora
EOE/DFWP.



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CDL-A Earn up to 46cpm.
Excellent training for stu-
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OWN A RECESSION Proof
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owner Earning over $200K a
year call 24/7
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Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
(863675-1166
(863)673-6388


SOUTHERN
GARDENS CITRUS

Juice Processing Team Leader

Job Requirements:
*Ability to manage in a team based organization.
*Effective communication and organizational skills.
*Ability to manage multiple priodties and meet aggres-
sive deadlines.
*General knowledge of food processing, safety, sanita-
tion, and good manufacturing practices.
*Position requires climbing stairs and ladders, walking
over large areas, maneuvering safely or elevated sur-
faces and in confined spaces.
*Ability to work on weekends, holidays and off shifts.

Preferred:
:B. S. degree and 2-3 years supervisory experience.
*Budget management and computer skills (SAP).
*Working knowledge of HACCF Quality Management
Systems, and TPM.

US Sugar has entered into negotiations to sell its land
and assets to the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for Everglades restoration. However, there will be a
transition period and the Company intends to operate its
business as usual for the foreseeable future. We believe
our sugar and citrus processing factories will continue to
operate well into the future. In addition, the Company
has announced generous severance packages to
employees who lose their jobs.
Southern Gardens offers an excellent benefit package
that includes health, dental and life insurance, 401-K,
performance bonus, and others. Contact HR Dept. fax
863.902.4315, or e-mail
dmelton@southerngardens.com.
EOE


CARPET &
UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Handyman 20+ years experience
Locally owned & Operated
863-675-7297


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

FitnessCeinters


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The classified ads


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 Deliverl
863-228-1154
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


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Merchandise



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




AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759
MOBILE HOME A/C Unit -
2 1/2 ton, $275. Call
863-467-4253


ANTIQUE DISPLAY Case Ap-
prox 4ft x 4ft tall off-white
glass top and front $150.
(863)228-0244
-to

DRYER Kenmore, A$55
(863)675-7105
FREEZER full size, works
great, door needs paint, $75
or best offer. (863)261-4862
GAS RANGE like new, $100
(863)234-8203
MAYTAG, 22.1 cu ft, ice &
water disp. Frost free freezer,
Exc condition $175.
863-675-4822 LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, asking $100
(863)234-8203
STOVE GE electric, white in
very good condition. $125.
(863)517-0244
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

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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. $300/or best offer,
(863)234-0067
DINING TABLE Italian marble
& glass. Cost $5,000 new,
asking $260. Call
863-763-4063
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
BIKE Men's, Roadmaster,
good shape, $50. Call
63-763-4220.



BOOKS AND gifts Exquisite
books and gifts for fabulous
prices. $234.
(080)326-5787



BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "BEAT
NEXT SUBSTANTIAL IN-
CREASE!" 20x30x12 $5100.
25x40x14 $7,800. 30x50x14
$9,500. 35x56x16 $12,900.
40x60x16 $16,990.
50x140x19 $46,900.
6x100x18 $38,700. OTH-
ERS. Ends optional
(800)668-5422.
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1450. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)



CEMENT BLOCKS New (Ap-
prox. 500). $250 for all 500
or will sep. (863)675-1435
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. wwwGulf-
CoastSupply.com
USED 100 AMP BREAKER
BOX- and meter base, exteri-
or, (863)610-1437


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Bouncer, Stroller.
Like new. $200 for all, will
sep. (863)763-7609
LIONEL TRAIN W/TRACK -
ages 1 4, Asking $100
(863)763-6747


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


DISH COLLECTION Avon
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $250 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle Area)
Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- Make an offer 467-0139
or 801-4699.



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



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
BUNK BED Bunk bed with
ladder, desk, and dresser.
$350/or. best offer.
(863)673-4952
CHEST OF DRAWERS Tall
w/matching night stand. $65
for both. Call (863)763-0141
after 5pm.
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 (2391867-4660
COUCH Leather & single love
seat. Great cond. Antique
rose. $300 neg. Will deliver
in LaBelle. (863)675-4098


'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 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
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in.
the classified.


ELECTRIC LIFT Chair Blue
Fabric. No longer needed.
$75/or best offer.
(863)983-7041
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 27" TV. Built In Speak-
ers. $125 (863)467-8110
Furniture/Appliances- House-
hold misc furniture for sale
call for more info
(863)610-0685
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle area)
LOVESEAT SOFA .- Moss
Green & Beige Striped. $85
(863)801-1358
MEXICAN RUSTIC Farm Table
Beautiful! Will seat 6 peo-
ple, a must seel!i $600/or
est offer. (863)228-0244
OBLONG GLASS COFFEE TA-
BLE very unique, $100 or
best offer(239)246-9031 or
(863)675-2959
OCCASIONAL CHAIRS (3) -
one antique, $60 for all will
sell separately.
(863)467-4674
SERTA KING SIZE BED lots
of storage, 2 sets of linens &
spreads, $600 or best of-
fer(239)246-9031
SHOWCASE, glass front,
$25 863-302-1126 LaBelle
TWIN BEDS (2), hdbds and
all linens, $250
(863)467-9048
WINE CABINET /Refrigerator -
Brand new, Cost $750 ask-
ing $350 (239)867-4660
WING BACK CHAIR & Large
Ottoman. Moss Green &
Beige Diamond Design. $80
(863)801-1358


BROWNING AUTO Belgian
made guns (6) 2 rifles, 4
shotguns, $3,600/will sep.
Call 863-532-9881
KING COBRA 38 special,
$350 (863)675-5719
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 /
270 w/scope/sling & ammu-
nition. Must sell. Exc. cond.
$700 neg. (863)946-3731



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion. Used maybe 5 times.
$50 (863)357-6315
TOTAL GYM from Sports Au-
thority. Paid $250, exc.
shape, $100. Call
863-763-0141 afteppm
WEIGHT BENCH w/incline, 2
bars, clamps, cur & leg ext,
plastic coated weights, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862



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


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


Highwaymen Painting Make
an offer 467-0139 or
801-4699.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, . Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
tdraOnline.com.
BIRD KNICK knacks large
collection, $25. Call
863-484-0239 .
DOCTOR'S SCALE, $50. Call
(863)763-4920 before 9 pm
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $85.
aul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
LAP AFGHANS & REGULAR
AFGHANS variety of colors,
'$50 will sell separately.
(863)983-7863
NOW AVAILABLE 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
*TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL 08.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
PORTABLE CLASSROOMS
46X24, 50X14, 36X24 &,
'(2) 24X36. They are equipped
with Restrooms. $3000 each.
(863)675-3277
ROLLING SHED/TRAILER -6'


DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $225. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098
HILASON TREELESS SADDLE
16"-18" roughout seat,
new, 'paid $400, Sell for
$200. (772)263-1178



GARDEN TRACTOR John
Deere, '04, 42", 18hp, $975.
(863)675-5741
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576


WATERSOPTNER & SALT
TANK CULLIGAN W/NEW
HEAD $400/firm.
(863)634-7577



HARMONY ARCHED TOP GUI-
TAR -$75 (863)467-6148
KEYBOARD player $50.
LaBelle 863-302-1126
SNARE DRUM used, $125.
(863)763-0583.


ADOLESCENT LEOPARD
Gecko Beauty! EASYcare
w/tank & access, nvr hndld
$45/firm. (863)532-8023
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -
STUNNING! Colorless male
w/tank & access. nvr hndld
$95/neg. (863)532-8023
BEAGLE female, 11 mos old,
very sweet, lovable,needs
room to -run. $450 neg.
(863)261-7209
BIRD CAGE Black 18 x 18 x
21h (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, 4.5
Ibs, 11 months $200 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
CUR/CATAHOULA MIX 1 yr
old, tan/white, female, 1 blue
eye, $50 or best offer
(63)610-1437
ENGLISH BULL dog Nice
dog paid 1,000 was in
house. But work to much
now no time for her. Been
fixed. $500/or best offer.
863) 634 -8708
863)763-0564
TOY FOX terrier $200 &'up.
Japanese chin $375
863-675-1571



HOT TUB 3 seat, $600.
(863)467-4611
SPA/HOT TUB Portable, 4
sweater, 110/220 volt, heat &.
air, $350 (863)674-0467


DOG BOX Fancy, Fits Pick Up
& Some ATV's. $150
(863)381-0135
METAL GYM Locker 78in
high x 18in deep x 30in wide,
4 lockable cabinets $35/or
best offer. (863)983-7041



MICROPHONE STAND Heavy
duty microphone stand in ex-
cellent condition. $25/firm.
(863)357-6315
SONY 12" Subwoofers -Two
Sony 12" subwoofers
w/1200w peak power.
$40/neg. (863)357-6315

Teevsin 7M
TELEVISION Color TV, JVC,
29.5" X 26", GREAT CONDI-
TION $100.(863)675-2235


CHAMPION GENERATOR-
550 watt output, 2 yrs old,
like new,. $650
(863)467-6148
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, runs,works good,
11 hp briggs $150.
(863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $385
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR, CRAFTSMAN -,
5600 watts: 8600 surge
watts, '220/110, 10HP OHV,
$375.863-610-1811


X-BOX 360 with 2 controllers
and assorted games, $450
(863)532-0501


Agriculture I



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



CRACKER MARE very gentle,
needs finishing, 7 years,
13.5 hands $500.
(863)634-1436


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LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
gas, $20 (863)763-6576
RIDING MOWER,Troy Bilt,
5spd., 42" deck, Great con-
dition. $350.
(863)674-0825/673-6819
TRAILER FLAT bed $150.
(863)467-6475
WEEDEATER $10. Call
863-763-4220


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft goose
neck trailer good condition
$3000. (863)357-6642


Rentals
RENT

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



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


Real Estate



Business Places ",
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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LEHIGH DUPLEX 3BR, 2BA,
Excellent location near East
Lee Cnty HS. No pets. Inclds
lawn care. $700 mo. +$700
sec. 1st month free.
(239)369-9567
Lg. 4BR/2BA, in town, $1200
mo. + sec. dep., avail 10/1,
(863)673-0066
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
RIVERFRONT Gated Subdivi-
sion, lawn, water and sewer
included. Community pool.
$2000 per month. Southwest
Florida Realty Group, Inc.
863-675-8826

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
-i 0905


GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities

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



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GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for lmrmedite"0'o upancy
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


EQUAL HOUSING


LaBelle 1BR, 1BA for $600
& 3BR, 2%1BA for $900
(863)517-1522



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



'FURNISHED CONDO 2br, ba,
$800/mo Southwest Florida
Realty Group Inc.
(863)675-8826'


3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
$12,6001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mol For list-
ing8. (800)366-9783 Ext

CLEAN -2 BR, 2 BA house
w/garage & fenced in yard.
$750/mo (954)298-2859
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, Iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
(863)675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
INDIAN HILLS MooreHaven,
lovely 2 family house, direct-
ly along Caloosahatchee Riv-
er, $1400/mo
(239)690-3085 Kathy or Bill
at (239)849-0770
LABELLE 3 BR, 1z/ BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv. Rm., 50' Covered
porch. 2% acres. Secluded.
$850/mo (863)675-0104
LABELLE: 3br/2ba, w/in city
limits. $800/mo + sec dep
& ref. Non-smoking env,
fenced yard. 954-325-0309
LARGE 3 BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city lim-
its, Avail. 11/1/08. Call
Wayne (863)673-1370.,


WEEKLY $126 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit
S.863-675-1614/675-1414



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




FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
SNew.g. 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. 863-67,5-1025.

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


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alnnosa Belle. Thursday. October 16. 2008


BAYLINER 16' outboard, EZGO ELECTRIC 2002 Good
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 65hp Mercury, mtr. needs a cond. 36v, accessories (LA-
1+acre to 2acre homesites, foot, w/trlr, clear title, $600 BELLE) $1350.
wood, views. Starting at or best offer. (863)634-2930 ,(863)673-4660
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts ow TRACKER 2005 -14ft jon boat GOLF CART electric, 2 seat,
available! Retirement guide 401b thrust Minn Kota $1500. (863)467-4611
rates this area #2 is U.S. $650/or best offer.
places to retire. Low cost of (863)801-4307
living, no impact fee. --
(330)699-2741 or ml I I 3
866)550-5263, Ask About -- FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
Mini Vacation! CAMPER- 12' pull-along, fuly 3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
contained, $2,500. Call gas, 5 speed single axle,
I 863-697-8731 $4750 (239)543-5887
M bile H mes COACHMAN CADET travel GMC C70 -1988, With dump
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call body and knuckle boom,
_Tm 863-805-2869 $2000 (863)763-1370

'Mobile Home 4 Lots, 2005
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Mobile Home LParts 2010 COBRA '94 5TH wheel, low ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
Mobile Homes- Rent2015 profile, like new tires, good VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
Mobile Home Sale2020 cond., $4200 or best offer miles you pull. Fits Mustang
Moile Home Sale 2020 (863)357-6703 too! $500 (863)675-7105
MFIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage, FORD F600 '86 Chassis on-
triple axle, slide out, every- ly, runs good, $1000
thing works, nice shape, (863)763-1370
FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig $4950 (863)697-1493 MOTOR 350 FROM 1994
landing 40" tall, 38" wide.- CHEVY WITH LOW MILES,
Boca style railing 2 for $400. Mar i GOOD DEAL! $450/or best
(863)675-0334 LaBelle i I I offer. (863)357-9061
iPOLARIS HYDRO Trailer- RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, pulls behind jet ski.Per- New, slotted grey steel,
i fect for camping on islands. 16"-8 lug center caps, lug
Adult community on Caloosa- $350. (863)673-5803 nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
hatchee River in Moore
Haven: Has club house,
dock & many extras. Rent or ;
rent to own starting at $495 CHEVY 4X4 '88 very nice,
monthly with $150 deposit. BOAT TRAILER Galvanized & asking $4000 or best offer
Ready to move in. Call Ken- 18 Ft. Cuddy Cabin Boat Pro- (239)543-1075
ny (863) 673-4325 ject w/wheels & tires. $350 DODGE DAKOTA,'87 runs,
CBS block home 3/1 with gar- (863)697-2210 has bad transmission, $100.
age $165 wk. Ready to PONTOON TOP White, Alu- (863)763-6305
move in. No inside animals minum, 90"x8', 4 struts. DODGE PICKUP, '82 -needs
$200 deposit 863-673-4325 $250 (561)445-0255 head gasket, $400.
LaBelle- 3br, 2ba, Cent. AC, I l (863)763-6305
Remodeled. $600. mo. + DODGE TRUCK 2004 2x4, 4
$600. Sec. dep. door Crew Cab, HEMI
239-368-5941. Lv msg BSA BANTAM 1952 Have ti- door Crew Cab, HEM
t239-368-5941. Lve.serious inquires only. 74,000 miles Gold,bed liner,
LABELLE 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath $3000. (863)675-3714 towing package, automatic,
on 2.5 acres $110/ wk plus A/C, CD, tinted windows,
security 1-239-478-0173 LEATHER JACKET- Fringed V-8 HEMI, Selling for what
Harley Davidson, size large, we owe. Don't need two
New 2br/2ba mobile w/porch $200 (863)447-0679 trucks. Great shape, no acci-
in 55 yrs of age or older dents, runs great.
community. Only $495 MOTORCYCLE TRAILER $12200/or best offer.
monthly with $150 deposit homemade, diamond plated, 863) 51 7- 1 4 87
Ready to move in. Call $1,500. (863)517-1508 863)675-4098
Kenny (863) 673-4325 SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED, FORD F-250 CAMPER SPE-
New 3b/2ba mobile on half ONLY 12,000+ MILES. CIAL 1975- Excellent work
acre lot with beautiful front GREAT ON GAS. NICE truck. Extended cab. 460
porch. No inside animals SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL engine, does not smoke
$300 deposit, $175 weekly. ANYTIME lOam-8pm. runs great. Auto. $1500.
Call (863)673-4325 $1300/neg. (863)697-3656 8 6 3) 9 4 6 1 41 1
NEWLY REMODLED 3/2 on SUZUKI GZ250 '06 2300 (239)961-3205
fenced acre. $650 mo. .+ miles, 80 mpg, exc cond., FORD 150, 1993 6 CYL., 2
$500 sec. dep. &" ref's. must see!, $2400 door, new air & tires, bedlin-
(863)517-1824 (423)667-5972 Okeechobee er, toolbox, purrs like a kit-
SE RENTAN trallas. Economi- Yamaha V-Star 1998- Runs ten! $3,500. 863-763-8113
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La- good- $700.00 Call Alex FORD 150 Ext. Cab 1999 -
Belle 863-234-9589 Se (863)697-1493 Runs perfect. $3995
habla espanol / English .. (863)634-0512
M FORD F250 '80 Mud truck,
Sale__ 2 U_20_1 1 351 M motor, needs tires.
CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW- $1000 or best offer
ADULT PARK in.Okeechobee. ERED GOLFCART GOOD (863)673-4505
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached WORKING CONDITION GMC JIMMY 350 1985 Full
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/ $1600/neg. (863)634-7577 Size, 4" Lift, 35" Boggers,
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835 HUNTING BUGGY 2 WD 1997 4x4. $2300 or best offer.
American 1958 Mobile Home 6cyl, 2trans,and 25'Goos- (863)634-8378
N. Ft. Pierce-2br 1.5 ba re- Neck trailer w/dove- MAZDA PU '94 4 cyl, 5 spd,
cently updated $699.00 tail&ramps $5000/will sep. good shape, black/grey,
(772)672-2882 (239)707-7097 $600 (863)824-3358
BAD CREDIT, bankruptcy, re- MANCO 4 WHEELER 90 cc, r l rM ,
po's -No problem. We want 2005, runs good, like brand
your business. With $5,000 new $650 (863)612-6100
down, we have 4br/2ba, TER FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X2
28x76 mobile ready to move nOT r 4200 Geey 49.9 1999 New front end & new
in Call 8636734325 cc. Under 400 mis. Great battery, Good tires & ice cold
in. Call (863) 673-4325 cond. $1300 new, Asking AC $4000. (863)673-4952
BANK REPO'S $1000 neg. (863)467-4551
MOVE TOYOURLAND SWAMP BUGGY, 1974 runs
Mobile Home Angels great, with trailer,
561-721-22 $3,000/neg. 954-336-9677 INTERNATIONAL '96 -
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac- 787,574 miles, M-11 motor
tory repo. Home is new, nev- Automobil330, good cond. $11, 000
er lived in. $52,900 incl neg (863)673-6719
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash flAUt lUbilt .
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888 I CRi i er
FACTORY REPO large 3/2 CAR DOLLY Reconditioned,
Scothilt home $79,900 reg New rims & tires. New fen-
price, being sold for $59,900 Automobiles :;'4005 ders, new lights & straps..
ncludessetup, a/c, skirting Autos Wanted 4010 $675 neg. (863)697-9704
Call (863) 675-4325 or Classic Cars 4015 CLOSED UTILITY Trailer
(863) 675-8888 Commercial Trucks 4020 E OSED UTITY Traile,
Construction 7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
GREAT SHAPE! Equipment 4025 Cond., Double & Side Doors.
2002- 2/2, Moore Foreign Cars 4030 $2500/firm. (863)697-0294
Haven or Okeechobee Four,Wheel Drive 4035 FLAT BED TRAILER '74, In-
$25,000 Set Up & A/C Heavy Duty Trucks4040 ternational, $2700
(863)983-8106 'Parts- Repairs 4045 (863)675-5719
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLE WIDE- Pickup Trucks 4050
NEW3/2,900 Set Up, A/C Sport Utility 4055 FLATBED TRAILER -18'
Skiing. EZ Financing. Tractor Trailers 4060 Gooseneck, 2 axle (one
(63 983-8106 Utility Trailers 4065 new), new brakes. Lights.
(863)93-8106 4070 $2600 neg. (863)697-9704
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double- TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
wide $42,900 includes set- Afllll lT Size 530-12.
up, a/c and skirting. Easy ii (863)946-3822
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888 DODGE INTREPID. 2000 UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',
RUNS EXCELLENT,COLD folddown ramp, dual axel,
NO MONEY down to purchase A/C, NEEDS NOTHING will trade for boat $695.
a mobile home if you own $2500. (863)673-4851 (863)467-7415
your lot or are paying on a
lot. 3 & 4 bedroom homes DODGE NEON, 1996 4 cyl.,
starting at $42,900 (863) auto, p/s, delayed wipers, 0 U .li _l
675-8888/(863) 673-4325 cold air, 52K miles, $3,395.
Call 856-455-8824
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96
14 houses to choose from driven daily, brand new
tires, $900 or best offer_.___... _,
Starting at $389 per month (863)763-3836 Publc Notice 5005
800-622-2832 Public Notice 5005
TOWER LAKES 2 B 2 BA, FORD ESCORT, '98 black, State Public -
TOWER LAKES 2 BI, 2 BA, good cond., $1500. Legal Notice 5500
On the water. Attached car (863)484-0239
port & screened porch. Unat-
tached 1 car garage, fenced LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993 -
yard, sprinkler system, new Good condition. $500
floors. $87,400 (863)612-6435
(863)9838715 OR MAZDA PROTEGE'01 clean, READING A NEWSPAPER
(561)441-3965 runs good, 90K, $4000 HELPS YOU GET
Ren (863)634-0758 INVOLVED IN THE
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
a 2002 60 K mis. Good tires. (COMMUNITY


^ Cold air. Excellent condition.
$4975 (812)989-3022 -
OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SU-
Boats 3005 PREME 1991 new tires
Campers/RVs 3010 AC cold runs good
Jet Skiis 3015 $1300/or best offer.
'Marine Accessories 3020 (863)675-5090
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
Motorcycles 3030
port Vehles/ATV 3035 5 spd, new tires, runs great, I
Sport Ve les/ATVs 5 $1500. (863)634-3038


ALLUM 17" BASS TRACKER
1988 40 HP Maleriner OB HONDA RANCHER FOREMAN
w/trailer $1500/or bedt of- 4 WHEELER '04 4x4,
fer..(239)707-7097 green, $2500.
BASS BOAT Select 16ft 863)5281015
w / trail e r / 9 0 h p JEEP WRANGLER, '95 4 whl. o wonder newspaper
Merc/Troll.Motor/depth find- dr., $4500 or best offer. readers hove morefunl
er $1000. (863)634-6601 (863)675-6219


P NOECounty makes pitch for
IE iALNLIIIE PUeLICNOTICE
Evegades Farm Eqiiiioenr will boe CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY L.LC.
cceing bidsth floraSwingerw O0uu WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES
iro m enod loaded Sedial NtmbI Y AUCTION @ 340 N, INDUSTRIAL
LOOP LABELLE, FL.33935 ON THE FO
October ,........... ".. LOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT
cobe .'?:1 Er S1 proposed inland port site
dre epa irbil Maclne will t e old s FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES,
ue pair c wie as PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION 713.78 OF
THE FLORIDA STATUE. CHANCE'S
Pyerses t Svice epadttent at t SEE T IG R CCEPTOR RE- By Jose Jesus hope will get the attention of ning for the purchase of U.S.
State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33905, JECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIDS. Zaragoza the agencies responsible for Sugar's mill and operation.
by noon n 10-17-08 OCTOBER 27,2008 @8:00AM Clewiston News the site selection. .The Fanjuls, the family which
questions call 239-332-5045 The central lo cation owns the company, have
294708 IB/CB 109,16/085 2001 TOYT VIN#5TEGN92N71Z807906 The central location ons the company, have
29549 /6/08 CLEWSTON what has means that it is at a logical made their desire to be cho-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEPUBLICPUL NOTICEM. been the largest pronounce- crossroads between other
HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION OakBrook of LaBelledoes not discrii- mentyet in the wake of the South Florida ports. With U.S. sen for the port project quite
LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby nate against any persononthe basis of U.S. Sugar's sale announce- 27 feeding directly off it, the public.
gives that the Hendry CountyCC r- tace color, national origin, disability, or
struction Licensing Board will hold a e inadmission, treatment or pa ment, Hendry County, along Hilliard site also benefits from The site at 3,5QO acres
meeting Thursday, October 23 200 estin i program erviceand with the Hilliard family, made existing infrastructure and ac- representing half the size of
at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County tivoes or in employment. For further
Courhose Commission Chambers information about this policy, contact public their plans to compete cess to a major roadway that the Hilliard property.-- hs
25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La- OakBrook of LaBelle at 863-675-1440. cess to a major roadway e ar prpe .--
Bel, Florida. he meetings open to 295731 c610/16,23/08 as the future site of an ambi- cuts across the state. Lastly, been seen as the most logi-
the public. The meeting site is ac-
cessibe byithe disabled. tious inland port project. county officials said, the land cal choice for the Port of Palm
Please Note: The time of all CLB A closely studied and has very few environmental Beach; the organization that
meetings is now 6:00 p.m. scrutinized idea, the inland concerns that would impede initiallspearheaded the plan
t1 a person decides to appeal any de- port project, according to progress on the project.,i r he p ject. J t s th
cis made by he Board with re- some analyses, could serve The meeting at John Boy ning for the project. Just south
aspect to any matter considered at this m ae Adtru
meeting, he/she will need a record of as a major boon to the area; Auditorium was a key event of South Bay and about 20
tpurpose.ohe/she may eed toen su re Euh with the capacity to produce in selling the idea. miles east of the Hilliard prop-
t a verbatim record of the proce READING A tens of thousands of jobs and "The purpose of Thurs- erty, both sites share many of
wings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon NEWSPAPER .. serve as a surge to the local day's meeting was to state the same advantages.
whice appeamkes vou more Informed economy through increased our case publicly, gather as Given that the locations are
Hendry County Construction and Interesting person. No
Licensing board, wonder newspoperreaders commercial activity, much support as .we can," so closely situated, it stands to
Richard oraschek, Chair are more successful Major thoroughfares of said Mr. Cautero. reason that either could pro-
295971 rCBPICIN 0l108 commerce could potentially The county is hoping to duce the kind of positive eco-
NOTICEOFPUBLIC MEETING intersect in Hendry County continue that outreach effort,
WEST HENDRY COUNTY RECREATION and the area could become canvassing state officials and nomic impact that is needed
Notice is here by iven that there will be a public meeting held at the Pioneer Com- an attractive option for future others to support the plan, in the area.
nit e, Paama Ave. Pioeer lantation, FRIDAY Otobee r 24, 2108 business and industry. while lobbyists push to sell Other sites, including one
6:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss thepreposed Pioneer Off-High-
way Vehicle (ORH) Park to be located within the boundaries of a 400-acre parcel "I think that's a great idea," the sale. in Martin County, have been
owned by Hendry County This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is
accessible by the disabled. For more information, call 863-675-5347 said Janet Taylor, who sits on "Anything that we bring in discussed, though a decision
All persons wishing to be heard may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to the board of commission- now is a benefit to our com- is still likely not to be made
eany declsio ade y the oi it t t y m i ers. "When we're uncertain munity," said Ms. Taylor. "The until well into next year.
such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, tot r
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed- what our future might be, uncertainties on U.S. Sugar Still,.the-county is hopeful.
which record includes te te ny and evidence upn which the ap- it's the greatest thing that we are just that until we know "The meeting as very
peal is to be based. "Th metn ws vr
e Hendryounty ecreaton couldbe doing right now.We the final buyout '(specifics)." M Cut
Phil Pelleier, Director all have to be united on this Even if U.S. Sugar was notpositive, said Mr. Cauter
295716 CB/CN 0/16s,23/08 front." ,leaving, we need to bring in- "We're told by a number of
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FORPLANNING AND CONSULTANT VinceCautero,thecounty's dustry here." people that they thought it
SERVICES FOR A HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PATHWAY PLAN planning and zoning director, There is one roadblock, was a good presentation. We
RFQ. No. 2008-34 feels that the Hilliard property however, just need to move forward
OPENING DATE: October 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.. EST, or shortly thereafter, has as good a chance as any The other site under con- now."
Hendry County is seeing Engineering, Planning, and Conuting fms interested in to be selected. At a little over sideration belongs to Florida News Editor Jose Zaragoza
providing professonal services in connections withe a Comprehensive Pathway 6,100 acres, the property has Crystals -- the sugar giant that can be reached atJzaragoza@
Plan for Hendry County. Individuals and firms propery registered in the State of
Ronda arenoou edtosubmihirqualicatin or sera is on. Ai mitt l a few key qualities officials reports say is also in the run- newszap.com.
(see Part VI. Submision Requirements), received in response to this Request for
Qualifications will 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
til 2:0 p.m.,ST on October 29, 2008. at which timeall responses to this request p o L
will be recorded in the presence os one or more witnesses.
Secor n the resenceo one or mor wnsse Acting Superintendent Pe- is warranted due to water way. The paved portion of
A copy of the Instructions and RFO Documents can be obtained from the H
County Eoineerg Deparmet, located aL 99 E. Cowboy ay, LaBele. dro Ramos announced that over topping the roadbed the road located west .of.the
33835. Pst Office Box 1607, LaBsite, Florida 33975, or bI calin (863) 675-5222
or 6393-158 nstruons an RFDocmes le ead uponuest effective October 9, the por- creating the potential for un- Preserve boundary and east
however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of do tion of Loop Road south of the- :safe driving conditions. This of the Loop Road Education
menls sent vra email.
Ths siciaion oes not comi Hendry Couty to award ay contractsGator Hook Strand site and portion of the road is gravel, Center remains under a trav-
costs incurred in the preparation of a response this Request for Qualifatcon.s, or west of the Loop Road Edu- and the.combination of water elers advisory.
to contract tor any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or al sub-
mitasreceivedas aresul ofthis soicaon, or tcacel in parriits enrety cation Center will be closed over the roadway, and vehicle If travel along the road is
this Request lort ualiications, it it is in the best interest of the county to do so. to vehicle traffic. This closure, traffic has washed away road necessary, the use of a high
HENDRYCOUNTY does not apply to landowners materials, leaving deep pock- clearance vehicle is strongly
JanetTayor. Chair afd their guests. The closure ets in some areas of the road- suggested. -,
Board of County Commissioners ..
293409 CN 10/2,9,16,23/08
S 1-iNVITAilWtoIml Mr. Whidden fielded the community relations. He said
South Raw arp Rplacmn F ri question first. He said gangs the bicycle patrol is good text
lare more prevelant in Clewis- book theory but that HCmSQ
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry oti e are more prevelant in Cleis- book theorybut that HCS
County at the Hendy County Complex Clerk of rcuitcour t. Ann Bartara Bueet, Continued From Page 1 ton, where he said they.are cannot afford it and that they
CE. Hall Budding, Administration Wing. 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 East Hick-
poheAve.elleoda 3393or to the Hedry Co rk C "tagging everything." He sometimes don't have back
Atnn. Barbara Buller Post Office Bx 1760, LaBelle, FRonda, 33975 until Thursda t h .
November 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM (EST), by the Clerk of Courts or designee for Sout the DEA. said the problem is that the up for them.
Raw water Suppy weit Replacsment. Mr. Whidden then out- gangbangers are not being In growhouse prevention,
The bids will be opened on ThursdayH, Noneber B, 20B8 at 2:00 PM (EST) or soon
thereaste at the Cod le.. Hal Bing Adistrat Seco lined the issues as he sees identified. Given the man- Mr. Whidden said frids need
Floor, lerk o circuit out office, 25 East Hickpoochee Ave LaBeeo. them. power problem Mr. Whidden to be reallocated;,~"Y u see
copy of Ihe specifications and bid documents must be obtained from the Tetra Tech, e .
Inc.s Office located at 4415 Metro Parkway, Suite 320 Ft. Myers, Forida, telephone He the sheriff's office is said Palm Beach County task what is going on out there,"
number 12391 277-5155. Afee Sf$25.00 will bchargedtuforeachpckage.
Pr-Bid Confer ene wil bld n Mona Octaged27, 20r at 0:00 AM O responsible for protection force would help put pres- he told the students. there
at the Hendr County Engineer's fice, 9 East Cowboy Way, La-
i aFo seinearestr nglyencouraged t owboy atten y La- the public and stretching tax sure on the gangs. are a lot of growhouses,
The County reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids: to reject any or all dollars. He said he believes Sheriff Lee said his depart- but what about cocaine? he
best eintlerest of the County. that, if elected, he could put ment collaborates with Col- asked. "We need busts year
Board of County Commissioners more deputies on the road, lier and Lee counties but that in and year out."
endy County, Flor ida s adding that many outlying ar- probable cause is needed to Sheriff Lee said undercov-
296079 CB/CN10/1623.30/08 eas of the county seldom see make an arrest. He added er investigations take four-
a deputy, that, compared to Lee, Col- five months, the most recent
He believes he could re- lier and Charlotte counties, having started in April. He
allocate budget dollars and Hendiy County has very little said HCSO has two narcotics
I n yuA provide more six deputies on gang activity, agents and CID also works
l Uthe road by eliminating du- The next question regard- on it.
plicate or unjustified admin- ed how the department can In his rebuttal, Mr. Whid-
istrative positions. be effectively run in the midst den said it doesn't necessar-
Mr. Whidden also said he of deep budget cuts. ily take that long to build case
would "reprogram" deputies Mr. Whidden said we can and can be done in just a few
to be more community ori- expect more cuts and that as days with the cooperation of
ented. He said he would set the economy worsens, we larger counties.
a standard of expectations can expect more crime. He Sheriff Lee answered by
from the sheriff down to the said by cutting a top-heavy saying that he does cooper-
deputies, administration, he could beef ate with surrounding coun-
CLASSIFIED A A oStudent Marian Valasquez up road patrol ties. "Just see who is endors-
introduced Republican can- Sheriff Lee said he is hir- ing me," he said.
didate and incumbent Ron- ing part time officers, retired The final question con-
S "nie Lee. She said Sheriff Lee from other counties to save cerned police procedures.
.. has been a law enforcement money. Mr. Whidden said officers are
". c 1- "" i,.". officer since 1966, working Regarding medical ex- people and not all people go
for Clewiston Police Depart- penses for inmates, Sheriff by the rules. He accused the
1\-.'i ment, Palm Beach County, Lee said EMS decides what procedures in place are be-
"i \"' Hendry County and the State hospital is most appropriate ing used for the benefit of the
Attorney's Office. to transport the inmate. administration.
\ Sheriff Lee explained his Mr. Whidden said he Sheriff Lee said that not
..... i years with the SAO, devel- would get with EMS to see if .acting according to proce-
oping cases with the DEA or they could transport as many dures would result in lost
S Customs against drug deal- inmates as possible to Hen-' criminal cases or lawsuits.
ers. He said he has done drug dry Regional Hospital, there- The class members paid
investigations, homicide in- by saving money. close attention to the forum.
", vestigations'and political in- When asked if drugs or Just 17, Mike Reed, said
vestigations, alcohol is a bigger problem. he was very interested in
.. He said his department Sheriff Lee said alcohol and what the candidates had to
has kept up to date. cigarettes are worst. Mr. say. Unable to vote yet, nev-
Sheriff Lee stressed that Whidden said, statistically, ertheless he said he liked
l ;the sheriff's office also in- alcohol is bigger and is the hearing the facts that Sheriff
cludes running the jail. He number one cause of kids' Lee produced on the budget.
said he is in the process of deaths now. He added that Cynthia Johnson is a new
expanding that facility. HCSO drugs are. on the increase in registered voter. She saw
also includes the school schools. the forumas a good learn-
Pf ) crossing guards, School Re- The next 'question in- ing experience that gave the
source Offices and civil of- volved how to improve con- students insight into the can-
____- ficers. editions in the Harlem and didates opinions ultimately
Budget cuts are creating Ford/Sunset Park neighbor- would help her make her


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0 He said Montura has a depu- talking to them. Daniel Ramos said the
WHEN YOU ty and HCSO has made over He also mentioned the forum provided a more per-
S T900,drug arrests in over three possibility of reestablishing sonal level to the campaign
WANT TO! years and busted 36 or 37 the bicycle patrol. for him a one-to-one sense
growhouses in Montura. Sheriff Lee pointed to the of honesty. He also said it
newszap.com/ s The candidates were Explorer program, DARE pro- changed some of his opin-
neWSp.COm/CS asked their views in stopping gram and School Resource ions and helped him evalu-
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14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 16, 2008


Cowboys working their way to success


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
"Our boys are fighting; they're
scrapping. That's all you can ask.
We're getting better every week."
That's a proud Coach Hal Ben-
nett talking about his Cowboys.
"I can't say I'm proud of them
enough," he added.
The reason for all this is that
Coach Bennett believes in his
team. This young team has made
great strides, he said. After last
Friday's 14-0 loss to Lemon Bay,
Coach Bennett said "It was a
strange feeling . I was really
quite proud, especially of the de-
fense and the kids."
Down 14-0 early in the sec-
ond quarter, the team could have
hung their heads, but they didn't


quit fighting. Coach proudly said,
"They battled the entire game."
In fact, Coach Bennett said
he felt the boys played their best
game to date against Lemon Bay,
especially the defense and special
teams.
"We've got two thirds of the
team going in the right direction
(defense and special teams). If
we can keep the defense off the
field longer, I believe we can give
people some fits," he comment-
ed. "We just have to turn that cor-
ner. I believe the defense can win
- I know the special teams can."
Once they get the other third
of the game headed in the right
direction, Coach said "we can
turn some heads."
Headed into the toughest part
of their schedule, Coach Bennett


Memorial race planned


On April. 17, .2007, Hendry
County lost one of its favorite sons
when Kim Allen lost his valiant
battle against colon cancer. Kim
was a wonderful father of five, a
good husband, and excellent busi-
nessman, a friend of many and
most of all a good man.
For those who knew Kim he
has been dearly missed and for
.those so didn't, it is definitely a
tragic loss for the community.
Many will remember Kim
as vice president/branch man-
ager of Clewiston National Bank
from 1982-93 and owner of Cen-
tral Mobile Homes in Clewiston
from 1993 till his death. He loved
the outdoors, scuba, camping,
airboating and the Everglades.
On Oct. 25, the New Hendry
County Speedway, located just
north of the intersection of Hwy.
80 and US 27, will play host to
the United Dirt Late Model Chal-
lenge Series, which will hold the
first ever Kiin Allen Memorial
Race. This race will be held to


honor the life
of Kim Allen
and to raise
money for
the Hendry
County School
ESE program,
where Kim Al-
len's widow,
Kim Sandy, is cur-
Allen rently em-
ployed.
Tickets
for this event are currently being
sold for $10 each at Central Mo-
bile Homes in both LaBelle and
Clewiston. Tickets will also be
sold at the gate; however the price
will then be $20 per person.
Donations for this .great
cause are also being accepted
and, again, a portion of the
ticket sales will be donated to
the Hendry County School ESE
program. To make a donation
please contact Ken Kinney at
863-675-8888 or call 863-673-
4325 for details.


The team is continuing to prac-
tice as they have been all year, but
stepping it up. Coach Bennett
said when the kids see that the
coaches believe in their strategy
and philosophy, they'll buy into
it, too.
The coaches are continuing
to push, knowing the only way is
up. There's no time to hang your
head and feel sorry for yourself.
He said Monday's practice was
upbeat. This time is testing the
kids' character and that's what
it takes to be successful. "Build
character first," he said, "and suc-
cess will follow We're getting
there."
Against Lemon Bay, Coach
Bennett said senior Josh Allen
stood out defensively with 12
tackles. He also broke up a pass.


Junior Dale Thompson had seven
tackles and three quarterback
pressures.
Offensively, senior Hobbs
Crockett made some very big
catches on third downs to keep
drives alive.
On special teams, senior Col-
ton Summerlin did an excellent
job of snapping the ball.
This Friday they play Avon Park
- winless, but very athletic, Coach
Bennett stressed. Then their dis-
trict schedule kicks in. First, they
go to meet undefeated Dunbar
Oct. 24; followed by Riverdale,
which has two losses; and then
they're at home against South
Fort Myers, which has one loss so


Brooke Allen Memorial

barrel race planned


Brooke's Legacy has teamed
with LaBelle Family Livestock
Club to host 5th Annual Brooke
Miller Memorial Barrel Race.
Join Brooke's Legacy Animal
Rescue, Inc. on Saturday, October
18, 2008, starting at 2 p.m., for the
5th annual Brooke Miller Memo-
rial Barrel Race at the LaBelle Ro-
deo Grounds, Highway 29 South
in LaBelle, Florida.
Hosted by the LaBelle Family
Livestock Club, sign-up will take
place from 2-4:00 p.m., with the
barrel race starting at 4 p.m.
In addition to the barrel race,
this event will also feature ven-
dors and a silent auction, with all
proceeds benefiting future barrel
races and Brooke's Legacy Ani-
mal Rescue.
The Brooke Miller Memorial
Barrel Race is held each year in


memory of Brooke Miller, be-
loved daughter of Tink Betchol
who founded Brooke's Legacy
Animal Rescue in honor of her
daughter.
$800 added money; 4 D pay-
back 70/30; entry fee $25. For
more information on the Brooke
Miller Memorial Barrel Race,
please call Sherri at 239-825-
3540.
To learn more about adopting
a pet; fostering animals; and/or for
pet adoption applications, please
contact Brooke's Legacy Animal
Rescue at brookeslegacyinc@aol.
com, or visit us online at: www.
brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com


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SGovernor Charli
Former Governo
Mayor Paul Pule
Mayor Mali Soto
Morris Ridgdill
Sherri Craichy
Tommy Smith
Nick Smith
W.T. Bill Maddo
W.C. Bo Pelham
Karson Turner
Sheriff Mike Sco
Sheriff Don Hur
Sheriff Paul May


I agTptoVddthataiese-elected official both present and.
former, along with the distinguished'former candidates
for Sheriff and the Associations representing working
men and women have honored me by endorsing me for
re-election as your Sheriff.

e Crist State of Florida
)r Claude Kirk State of Florida
*tti City of LaBelle
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Former Mayor City of Clewiston
Former Mayor City of LaBelle
Former Mayor City of LaBelle
Former Mayor City of Clewiston
x Hendry County Commissioner
Hendry County Commissioner
Hendry County Commissioner Elect
tt Lee County
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Okeechobee County


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2008 Cowboy seniors are, front row from left: Jacob Green,
Hobbs Crockett, Ricky Rodriguez. Middle row: Juan Esquiv-
el, Josh Grimaldo, Dadrion Williams, Dorian Deas. Back row:
James VonFrantzius, Colton Summerlin, Robert Ford, Carl-
ton Ragoonanan, Josh Allen. Dallas Cotton is not pictured.
Seated in front is second year Cowboy manager, senior Kayla
Pittman.


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FAMILY LIFE, CENTER


Sheriff John Davenport
Sheriff John McDougall
Chief Deputy Devon Land
Chief of Police Hilton Daniels
State Attorney Joseph D'Alessandro
Rick Hornsby Former


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Charlotte County
Lee County, retired
Hendry County Sheriffs Office
City of Ft. Myers, retired
20th Judicial Circuit, retired
Sheriff Candidate Hendry County
Sheriff Candidate Hendry County


Steve Hinton Former Sheriff Candidate Hendry County
Billy Teal Former Sheriff Candidate Hendry County
International Association of Aerospace Workers .& Machinists Lake Lodge
Local No. 57 representing over 500 families
Florida Police Benevolent Association PBA representing over 36,000 Law
SEnforcement and Corrections Officers throughout Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association representing
Hendry County Deputies

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the state and MOST IMPORTANTLY HENDRY COUNTY RESIDENTS
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Law Enforcement including almost 8 years as your Sheriff, Ronnie Lee has
been there during hurricanes and other events to serve all Hendry County
Residents.
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Blackbelt graduation
Integrity Martial Arts had a Black Belt graduation on Sat., October 4. Pictured are the stu-
dents that graduated. From left to right top: Grand Master Dewey Tyler, Instructor Vince
Ruble went to 3rd degree black belt, Instructor Melissa Ruble went to 3rd degree black
belt, Elesa Zimmerly went to 1st degree jr. black belt, Erin Zimmerly went to 1st degree
black belt, Instructor Trisia Rutter went to 2nd degree black belt, Instructor Lee Rutter
went to 3rd degree black belt. Front Row: Cody Hollingsworth went to 1st degree black
belt and Ethan Zimmerly testing for 3rd degree jr. black belt. Integrity is having a raffle for
a 44" samurai movie sword which will b'e given away on Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at the gradua-
tion. They are also offering 30 days free of Tae Kwon Do to all new students so please call
to set up your first class today (863) 675-4974.


Sports 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 Saturday, Oct.
18 from 10 a.m. till noon; Sun-
day, Oct. 12 and 19 from 1-2 p.m.
and Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6-8
p.m.

Support girls 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 informatiq,.call.,
Kim Marr quinat-Ragin'Graphics
863-675-2096 S -I; ---

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 Rahge 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.


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TRIS CHAPMAN
fr District 3 Hendry County Commissioner

tear Neighbor:
Mn nome is Tris ChapMan nd 'i running to be lour County
Commissioner. Hendnr County is where my wife and two children
cal home.
We live in such a wonderful community and I'm running for the
n County Commission because we need to get our county back on
track
As our community changes and US. Sugar leaves the area, we
S need to refocus our efforts on bringing new, high payig jobs to
Hendrk County and lowering the tax
burden for al
With our help, and your vote,11
work day in and day out to make
sure our community offers nort jobs,
more opportunity;and less taxes.
I'd be humbled by our vote on
November Hth and I look forward to the
chance to serve ou.
Sincerelsy,
Tris


Urna n


To the
Hendry County Voters


I want everyone to know due to the duties and respon-
sibilities of the Clerk's office, I have only campaigned
after business hours. I have been going door to door,
however, I regret I will not be able to see each of you V
personally, but I am asking you for your support and for
your vote.
For the past 8 years I have been your Clerk of Circuit Court of Hendry County.
I have dedicated all my efforts to being fair and honest to all residents of this
county with an open door-policy.
With your vote I can continue to provide the professional, efficient and courte-
ous operation of the Clerk's office and responsibilities.

THANK YOU



VOTE BARBARA COX BUTLER (Early voting starts Oct. 20) (General Election Nov. 4)
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McDonalds Charity Rodeo


October 8, 2008 -- The 2nd An-
nual LaBelle Rodeo benefiting the
Ronald McDonald House Chari-
ties of Southwest Florida took
place on October 4 at the LaBelle
Rodeo Grounds. Rodeo events
included: Barrel Racing,. Pro Bull
Riding and youth events along
with live music and a Ronald Mc-
Donald show.
Rodeo organizers and local Mc-
Donald's Owner/Operators Ste-
ven and Amanda Nisbet said, "We
like to be involved with the people
who make up the rodeo circuit in
Florida. These bull riders are amaz-
ing to watch and the danger in-
volved with this sport is mind blow-
ing. Not only are we raising money
for a wonderful charity we are also
getting great entertainment."
Co-Champion and tied for
First Place winner, David Hudson
of Jacksonville, FL rode 351 Hard-
core of Randant and Lee Bucking
Bulls. Hudson rode the bull for 77
points. Co-Champion and tied for
First Place winner, Tim Plunkett
of Alva, FL rode 385 Skitzo of Ran-
dant and Lee Bucking Bulls. Plun-
kett rode the bull for 77 points.
'Rodeo participants included:


Submitted photo
Co Champion Tim Plunkett of Alva,FI. Rides 385 Skitzo Of
Randant and Lee Buckin' Bulls.


150 barrel racers from the Na-
tional Barrel Horse Association,
40 kids competing in four events
.from the Hendry County Rodeo
Association, and Pro Bull Riders
from the Southern States Bull Rid-
ing Association.
A closing ceremony was
complete with fireworks and the
appearance of Vonzell "Baby
V" Solomon from the hit show
American Idol.
Known as The House That


Love Built, the Ronald McDon-
ald House program has been
helping seriously ill children and
their families for decades. Located
on the campus of The Children's
Hospital of Southwest Florida,
the Ronald McDonald House is
open 24 hours a day, seven days
a week to meet the needs of fami-
lies in the five county region. For
more information on the Ronald
McDonald Charities of SW Florida
visit www.ronaldmchouse.com.


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