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At a Glance
Come to Kiwanis
Bring all your ghouls and
goblins to the first ever Hallow-
een "Trunk or Treat" on Octo-
ber 31 at 6 p.m. in the parking
lot of the Kiwanis Thrift Store.
"Trunk or Treat" is a modi-
fied version of the real thing.
Several of the local churches
have been having them the
past few years. It is a safe way
for children to trick or treat for
candy and not worry about the
typical dangers associated with
Join in Friday, Oct. 31, at the
Kiwanis Thrift Store parking lot.
Bring their vehicle around 5:15
p.m. and park trunks facing out
and decorated to your liking.
Then when the children ar-
rive they will go from "trunk to
trunk" instead of door to door.
Every trunk will have candy;
some may even have games
Again the event will begin
around 6 p.m. and last ap-
proximately an hour. This will
be a lot of fun and a great op-
portunity to interact with the
children in our community.
VFW Halloween fun
VFW 10100 is having a Hal-
loween Party for kis Oct. 31
with hot dogs and coke, apple
bobbin', trail walk and more
fun for kids up to seven years
Kids must have partners
for the hayride! Time:5-7 p.m.
Come to post home on SR 29S
next to the rodeo grounds.
SCF Queen, Princess
Informational meetings for
the 2009 SC Queen and Prin-
cess pageants will be held
Sunday November 2nd and 9th
at 2pm at 975 Fort Thompson
Ave. in LaBelle. Any young la-
dies ages 13-22 are invited to
attend. For directions or more
information call Cathryn at
High School to honor
LaBelle High School will
host a Veteran's Breakfast and
Assembly on November 11,
at LaBelle High School at 8:00
a.m. There will be an open-
ing ceremony at the flagpole,
followed by an assembly and
a pancake breakfast. All local
veterans are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to Mrs. Carmona
at LaBelle High School, (863)
674-4120, by Friday, November
for vet memorial
Honor a special veteran
with a personalized brick at
the new Veteran's Memorial.
Ground will be broken on Vet-
erans Day, Nov. 11, at the site,
across from the Courthouse on
SR 80 and Main Street.
Donations are gratefully ap-
preciated for this work-in-prog-
ress. For more information, call
American Legion Post 130 at
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Major Talent: Major League
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LaBelle favorite son Clay Timpner smiles and waves to the hometown crowd at halftime
Oct. 17. Clay graduated from LaBelle High School in 2001 and is making a name for
himself in the tough world of pro baseball.
Caloosa Belle/patty Brant
Clay Timpner and his former baseball coach Ron Dunbar shared a special moment
when the young athlete's LaBelle High School Cowboy jersey was-retired. Clay is the
first LHS graduate to play big league baseball.
Hometown cheers Clay Timpner
LaBelle celebrated another
first for one of its favorite sons.
On Oct. 17, at the LaBelle-
Avon Park football game, the
school retired 2001 LaBelle
High School graduate Clay
Timpner's baseball jersey.
The former Cowboy cen-
terfielder and pitcher made his
debut in the major league April
8 of this year with the San Fran-
In high school Clay hit .448
with 75 stolen bases and had a
He graduated from Central
Florida and started his profes-
sibnal baseball career in 2004.
He played for the Salem-Keizer
Volcanoes and San Jose Gi-
Then in 2006 he went from
the Connecticut Defenders to
the Fresno Grizzlies, where he
hit a career high of .301.
On April 8 of this year he got
the call to move up to the San
Francisco Giants and played
that same day against the San
Diego Padres, replacing Dave
Roberts who was placed on the
Overall, he has hit .283 with
76 steals in 437 minor league
His high school baseball
coach Ron Dunbar made the
presentation at halftime and
took obvious pleasure in doing
Later he said, "Retiring
his jersey was absolutely the
right thing. He deserves it.
Clay earned everything he's
got. Nothing was ever given to
OHV park unpopular with many
By Patty Brant
What began as a rather con-
tentious meeting at the Pioneer
Community Center Oct. 24,
ended on a more cooperative
note as people made their feel-
ings known on a proposed Off
Highway Vehicle in Pioneer
Plantation. The proposed site
for the park is the old Pioneer
landfill, which was closed
down in 1997. County Grants
and Special Projects Director
Ron Zimmerly conducted the
informational meeting and be-
gan by presenting the steps the
county has taken so far.
He assured the audience
that it is not a "done deal"
and there has been no agree-
ment with Department of En-
vironmental Protection. He
explained that Hendry County
applied for and was awarded,
upon condition of acceptance
by the county commission-
ers, a grant for $592,000. The
agreement would include a 20
percent match from the county
($24,000 cash and in-kind la-
bor/materials for each of two
years) for an Off Highway Ve-
hicle park at the old landfill.
Another grant would add ame-
nities like parking and daytime
With some 4,030 four wheel-
ers licensed in Hendry County,
many people look for places to
legally ride. They are not legal
on any road or easement in the
If the county commissioners
accept the grant, Mr. Zimmerly
said there would be a mini-
mum of a year of planning and
another three years for con-
The idea was to provide a
family oriented park for people
to enjoy their off road vehicles
legally. It would have desig-
nated trails. All vehicles would
have to be registered and li-
censed and riders would be re-
quired to wear protective gear.
County Engineer Shane
See Park Page 2
a done deal
By Patty Brant
Tuesday night county com-
missioners completed their
2008-09 budget with a resolu-
tion taking $101,000 from the
Building Projects Fund and
decreasing the Transportation
Fund by $14,765. Departmen-
tal budgets will make up an-
other $1,000,435. The Disaster
Emergency Fund will still have-
$5,447,638 in reserve.
That done, the board turned
its attention once again to a fa-
miliar subject what to do with
the old sub-office in Clewiston.
The board has, by turns, de-
cided to repair the building; de-
cided to demolish the building
which was heavily damaged
by Hurricane Wilma in 2005;
and offered the property back
to the Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Show Board, with
the stipulation that they tear it
However, several contrac-
tors then offered to restore the
building and the commission-
ers hedged on that offer.
Lisa Kelly, a representative
of the fair board, appeared to
ask the board to live up to its
Commissioner Darrell Har-
ris explained .that, since the
board made the offer, it had to
reduce its ad valorem millage
and make deep budget cuts to
balance its budget.
County Administrator Judi
that the county needs a strict
analysis-of its deficiencies and
strengths from a structural engi-
neer. This would create a scope
of work on which to seek bids
for the work.
Commissioner Bill Maddox,
perturbed that the board is re-
neging on its officer to the fair
board and has still not made
a decision after three years,
moved to continue with the
donation. It died for lack of a
said they should give all the
local contractors a chance to
"put their money where their
mouth is" and hold one more
.He said that, even' remod-
eled, the building is too small
for the county's needs. In the
end the board voted*-0 to hire
a structural engineer and look
at it ine more time
October 23 -- Dr. Patricia
Land expands her role as Cam-
pus President to include the
Hendry/Glades Center at Edi-
son State College.
The expansion is a home-
coming for Dr. Land who
taught 7th and 8th grade Eng-
lish at Clewiston Middle School
in the 1970s.
"I have a real appreciation
for the two counties," Dr. Land
says. "I feel a strong connection
to the people we serve."
A seasoned administrator,
Dr. Land will continue her cur-
rent position as ESC's Charlotte
County Campus President and
expanding her position as head
of the Hendry/Glades Center.
"Dr. Land brings a deep
commitment to academic
excellence and proven track
record of leadership and in-
Dr. Patricia Land
ovationn" says Edison State
College President Kenneth
Walker. "The entire community
of LaBelle, Clewiston, Alva and
See College Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pioneer Plantation resident Deborah Misotti explains her
opposition to the proposed off highway vehicle park for
Pioneer at a community meeting Oct. 24.
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Parker said access would be from
Homestead Ave. and the paved
portion of Christopher Lane.
Mr. Zimmerly said the county
looked at two possible sites: Air-
glades and the old landfill. Of the
two, he said the landfill seemed
the better fit since the property
at Airglades could be more prof-
itable for the county's weak tax
What most of those present
seemed to have in common was
an appreciation for quiet undis-
turbed country living. They are
upset about "weekend warriors"
coming up and creating distur-
bances and destroying roads and
property. This park, they feared,
would just invite more.
However, many of those -
both for and against the pro-
posed park are also off road
vehicle enthusiasts. In fact, most
of those present indicated they
have no problem with an OHV
park they just don't want it in
Like other outlying communi-
ties, Pioneer has a big problem
with illegal use .of off road ve-
hicles. Many complained about
four-wheelers destroying roads
and privafi.property, including
cutting fences to gain access.
Their complaints to the sheriff's
office go unheeded, they said. In
the end, the residents are left to
deal with the noise, the trash left
behind by inconsiderate week-
enders and repairs to their roads
Opening a park with limited
access would not stop the abus-
es those not admitted would
simply continue to do what they
are now picking a likely spot in
the area, unloading their vehicles
and running loose.
Others countered that a park
could be structured to cut down
the noise reaching the surround-
ing area and that, even if some
enthusiasts continued to run
them through the neighbor-
hoods, it wouldn't be any worse
that it is now. You're not going to
be able to stop it, they noted.
Tammy Leonard of the Flori-
da Department of Forestry's Off
Highway Vehicle Coordinator,
compared the proposed Pioneer
park with Ocala National Forest
which is also abutted by resi-
dential neighborhoods. She said
a grant there helps with law en-
forcement for wildlife officers
Mr. Zimmerly' left open the
possibility that it could be used
as for passive recreation such
as picnicking, walking trails, etc.
He explained that the county is
exempt from liability except in a
case of gross negligence.
Other issues for residents in-
clude: stretching community fire
and EMS personnel past their
limits, the increased possibility of
an accident that could shut down
the only access to the commu-
nity; questions of who would
maintain the park
The park would primarily be
for Hendry Countians and would
require some type of permit for
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Moore Haven will benefit from
her exceptional experience in ad-
ministration combined with her
longstanding familiarity with the
local community." The Hendry
Glades Center anticipates major
growth in the future.
The College received a gener-
ous land gift from the Paul family
of Hendry County and the Bonita
This gift combined with Edi-
son State College's "Help Grow
a Campus" capital campaign will
enable the institution to build a
one thousand student campus
in Western Hendry County near
the intersection of State Roads
80 and 29. The College continues
to actively develop this concept;
however,, no date for expansion
has been identified.
use. A gatekeeper would have
to be hired for daytime hours. It
would be locked overnight.
Some attendees indicated that
they may well approve if it was
placed elsewhere or if another
access road could be construct-
ed from SR 80.
With over 6,000 ATV licenses
in South Florida, there is only one
OHV Park Big Cypress off Alli-
CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP!
PHILLIP L. PELLETIER
As we count down the days to
this historic election, many
have already voted. To those
who haven't, please ask your-
selves "Do you want to elect a
Property Appraiser who cares
about and is active in the
community, or do you want
things to remain unchanged?" Either way, God
has blessed me every day throughout this
God Bless You and remember, the Hendry County Property Apraiser's
office belongs to you and CHANGE BEGINS AT THE TOP!
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"This is such a wonderful op-
portunity for the people of our
community," said Randall Parrish
Jr., Edison State College Board
of Trustee member representing
Hendry County. "Broadening the
educational opportunities for our
high school graduates, first time
and returning students will en-
hance the overall community."
This camps will become an
educational and cultural center
that will one day become home
to two and four year degree pro-
"With the vision and leader-
ship Dr. Land will bring to the
Hendry/Glades Center many
"generations of students will be
able to thrive," said Julia G. Perry,
Edison Board of Trustee Member
representing Glades County.
Dr. Land earned her doctorate
at the University of Tennessee.
She earned a bachelor and mas-
ters degree in Education from the
gator Alley a fact leading many
to believe that such a park would
bring in many more riders than
could be accommodated.
Several in the audience ar-
gued for the,park as a place.
where families and especially
kids can go, have a good time
and be safe, noted it is the fast-
est growing outdoor sport in the
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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.
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Former Governor Claude Kirk
Mayor Paul Puletti
Mayor Mali Soto-Chamness
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W.T. Bill Maddox Her
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Sheriff Mike Scott
Sheriff Don Hunter
Sheriff Paul May
Sheriff John Davenport
Sheriff John McDougall
Chief Deputy Devon Land Hen
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Arrest reports Hughes earns champion award ]
Stephanie Lopez, 23, was ar-
rested Oct. 26 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Larry Preece was ar-
Jelacio Reves Delacruz, 29,
was arrested Oct. 26 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from Lee
County. Deputy Larry Preece was
Sarah Jean Hollingsworth, 44,
was arrested and charged with
introduction of contraband into
a state prison and possession of
a controlled substance under 20
grams. Officer Darrell R. Garbner
was arresting officer.
Ignacio Gerado Reyes, 20, was
arrested Oct. 18 and charged with
traffic offense: DUI with serious
bodily injury to another. Deputy J.
Garrett was arresting officer.
Jessie Jefferson Fussell, 38, was
arrested Oct. 25 and charged with
fleeing/eluding a law enforcement
officer lights and siren active and
resisting an officer obstruction
without violence. Deputy C. Shep-
herd was arresting officer.
Steven Lance Erwin, 21, was
arrested Oct. 25 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy Shawn Reed was ar-
Donna Marie English, 44, was
arrested Oct. 22 and charged on a
warrant with FTA: felony offense.
Deputy C. Buchhofer was arrest-
Jose Roberto Rojas-Cruz, 32,
was arrested Oct. 21 and charged
as a fugitive from justice from Col-
lier County and FTA: resisting and
officer. Deputy C. Buchhofer
Richard Donald Bean, 69, was
arrested Oct. 26 and charged with
DUI alcohol or drugs fourth or
subsequent offense and driving
with a suspended license second
offense. Deputy Nathan Kirk was
Roberto Eduardo Cuesta, 44,
was arrested Oct. 25 and charged
with robbery without a firearm
or weapon and perjury in an of-
ficial proceeding. CPD Officer Tito
Nieves was arresting officer..
Chaunce Dylan Teele, 19, was
arrested Oct. 25 and charged with
burglary or a structure/convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside and-larceny: theft is $300-
$5,000. Deputy N. Reed was ar-
',Earl Leon P,.:hard.,:,n, 49, was
f arrested Oct, 25 and charged. \\ ii-I
aggravated battery w tr a 1deadlI
weapon. Deputy J. Woods was
Joel Justin Ruth, 24, was ar-
rested Oct. 22 and charged on a
warrant with FTA: felony offense.
Deputy Elver arresting officer.
Shalona Jaquese Cooper, 22,
was arrested Oct. 24 and charged
on a warrant with VOP: felony or
community control. D. Davis was
Alvin Buster, 26, was arrested
Oct. 24 and charged with VOP:
driving with a suspended or re-
voked license. SPD Officer Marian
Bryant was arresting officer.
Gregory Lamar Goreham, 30,
was arrested Oct. 24, charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. B. Weaver arresting officer.
Bonetta Ruth Ballard, 40, was
arrested Oct. 23 and charged on a
warrant as a fugitive from justice
from Glades County. Inv. Daley
was arresting officer.
Candido Martinez, 16, was ar-
rested Oct. 21 and charged with
burglary of a structure/convey-
ance unarmed without a person
inside and theft between $300-
$5,000. CPD Holley was arresting
Juan Zavala, 15, was arrested
Oct. 21 and charged with assault
-threat to do violence and larceny
$300-$5,000. Deputy J. Soto was
Sonny Hughes, Executive Di-
rector of the Education Center
of Southwest Florida, received
Norman Sonny Hughes
recognition from the SWFL Re-
gion 24 Workforce Development
Board at their annual meeting on
Sept 12, 2008 at the Sanibel Har-
The recognition came in the
form of a Champion Trophy and
a Certificate for the contributions
he made to the local workforce
along with the Education Center's
partnering with the Workforce
Development Board training pro-
grams during 2007-08.
Champion Awards are be-
stowed upon a professional in-
dividual, organization or event
which supports the Workforce
Board's Mission and/or who has
Made a difference in a workforce
program or community initiative.
The Education Center, based
in LaBelle on SR Hwy 29 South,
coordinated and set up training
programs for heavy equipment
operators and construction work-
ers, using South Florida Water
Management District and SWFL
Workforce Development Board
The Education Center recruit-
ed students throughout south-
west Florida, enrolled them in
construction courses and con-
tracted qualified companies to
improve their workforce skills in
heavy equipment operations and
construction trades skills.
Over 90 percent of these stu-
dents were unemployed upon en-
rolling in the 12 heavy equipment
and 9 construction trades classes.
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contacted indicated 51 to 56 per
cent are employed. 153 students
completed the heavy equipment
operator certification course and
79 completed the construction
Eight of the students received
the opportunity to also enroll and
receive their commercial drivers
license and nine students en-
rolled in advanced training at the
Big Cypress National Preserve.
These courses were coordinated
with the oversight of the Lorenzo
Walker Institute of Technology
and Lee County High Tech Cen-
tral as part of their certification.
All students were provided
first aid, CPR and OSHA ten safety
standards certification classes as
part of the curriculum.
If you would like to have fur-
ther information or have any
questions about the Education
Center of Southwest Florida, a pri-
vate Non-Profit career and tech-
nical education school, please
call 863-675-6800 and leave your
name and contact information
and Sonny Hughes will get back
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Living the drug free way
Hendry-Glades Health Department put on a luncheon Thurs-
day, Oct. 23, to promote the Hendry-Glades Drug Free Coali-
tion. Two members of the Charlotte County coalition, Amity
Chandler, Director of the Drug Free Charlotte County Coali-
tion, and Teresa Skinner, Prevention Coordinator for Char-
lotte County, were on hand to familiarize people with the con-
cept. It was two Moore Haven high school students, however,
who stole the show. Senior Kara Anderson (right) an athlete
and president of the Hendry-Glades SWAT team, and junior
Patricia Ainsworth, a SWAT team member, provided an infor-
mative presentation on the truth about tobacco.
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VOTE DON DAVIS
County Commissioner District 3
Dear Registered Voter of Hendry County District 3,
My name is Don Davis and I am asking for your vote for
District 3 County Commissioner. I want to represent you because
your tax dollars are not being spent wisely.
As I am sure you are aware, it is getting increasingly harder
to afford to live in the county we all love. I promise to reduce the
county budget and in turn reduce the tax burden on you.
As Commissioner, I will run the county business like a busi-
ness to trim the fat without affecting the quality of life we all enjoy
here in Hendry County. I will be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days
Thank you for your vote!
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I need some help. My dog's
urine smells strong and it looks
like there is blood in it. Can I
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I talked to a guy at a feed store
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You are right in looking for a
veterinarian for your dog. The
'guy at a feed store' sounds like he
has good intentions, but he is not
a licensed veterinarian and your
dogs symptoms require a vet.
My first advice is to contact a
local vet to get an appointment to
have your dog's problem properly
diagnosed and treated.
My second advice is for any-
one. A well-meaning person can
cause your pet's illness to worsen
and/or cause secondary medical
issues. It is always best to consult
a licensed veterinarian when your
pet is showing signs of illness.
I would also like to answer
your other question regarding our
The humane society does have
several veterinarians that come
in on scheduled days to perform
low-cost spay and neuter services
Suzanne and Fri3nds
for the public, but we do not pro-
vide other services. If you do not
have a regular veterinarian, you
should search for one.
Just like for yourself, your pet's
preventative care is just as impor-
tant as emergency care and if the
vet knows your pet, it is easier to
provide any care it may need.
We do have a list of local vet-
erinary clinics, so feel free to call
You can contact the Caloosa
Humane Society at dognpuppy@
earthlink.net or www.dogncat.
Please don't "litter." Spay or
Do you have a question for
Suzanne? You can contact her
at the Caloosa Humane Soci-
The Caloosa Humane Society
extends a heartfelt "thank-you"
to everyone who contributed to,
and helped support our 2nd an-
nual "Paws for the Cause" gala.
This buffet dinner and silent auc-
tion event was held on Saturday,
October 18, at the Captain Hen-
dry House. Music, excellent food
and loads of fun accompanied
the bidding, and surprised recipi-
ents received annual appreciation
With the support of our com-
munity, the Caloosa Humane
Society is able to continue our
mission to provide for and protect
our animals, including low cost
spay and neuter clinics, adoption
programs and education. Again,
we sincerely thank you.
LHS Math Team
On behalf of the LaBelle High
School Math Team, I would like
to thank U-Save Supermarket
for allowing us to hold our car
wash there on Saturday, Octo-
ber 25. We also appreciate the
members of the community who
supported our fundraising efforts
by having their cars washed or
by purchasing baked goods. We
send a special "thank you" out to
the gentleman who generously
bought us soft drinks and ice. The
math team will use the proceeds
toward math competition travel
Santiago "Trey" Reyes III
LHS Math Team Captain
Kindergarten and first grade
will have a food drive at Com-
munity Christian School to sup-
port the LaBelle Salvation Army
through Nov. 17.
To contribute to this cause,
please drop any of items off at
the school: turkeys, mashed po-
tatoes, stuffing, gravy, sweet pota-
toes, green beans, corn, cranber-
ry sauce, evaporated milk, butter,
brown sugar, rolls, frozen pies.
To contribute money, please
make a check payable to The La-
Belle Salvation Army. The food
cost for an average family of four
is approximately $35.
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Elders and their
The news lately has been filled
with troubling stories about elders
and others scaling back on their
medications in order to make
ends meet. When Floridians are
forced to choose between grocer-
ies and medications, their health
and well-being ultimately suffer.
One of our main goals at the De-
partment of Elder Affairs is to take
preventive measures to improve
the health and quality of life for
older Floridians, and this includes
programs that can help seniors as
they wrestle with the high cost of
Our Serving Health Insur-
ance Needs of Elders program,
or SHINE, provides free and un-
biased counseling regarding pre-
scription drug assistance, as well
as other health care matters. A
network of volunteer counselors
can help seniors navigate heath
options, which can be especially
useful as Florida elders go through
Medicare's annual election pe-
riod. That period, which begins
November 15, is elders' oppor-
tunity to decide which Medicare
plan best fits their needs and
SHINE counselors can help
seniors find the best, most af-
fordable option for obtaining
low-cost, and sometimes even
no-cost, prescriptions. They can
also discuss other assistance such
as Florida's Discount Drug Card,
which is designed to lower the
cost of prescriptions for qualifying
Floridians age 60 and older who
don't already have prescription
With more than 400 SHINE
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Secretary E. Douglas
Florida Department of
The media is being allowed to
pick our president, not by who
will be the best for the country,
but by the simple fact that he is a
The media can't find anything
wrong with John McCain that
hasn't already been used up so
they are turning Obama into a
saint, shame on them for not re-
porting the truth about Obama.
His associations with gangsters,
terrorists, etc. should be part of
their reports if they were really
reporting the truth. Does anyone
think that he sat in church every
week with Reverend Wright and
never heard the anti-American/
anti-white rhetoric until the final
days of the Primary. The man has
been brainwashed, he only decid-
ed to call it wrong when people
started to complain during the
The Clinton Presidency was re-
sponsible for making lying under
oath and oral sex acceptable. The
National Organization for Women
even came out on his side when
he was having sex with an intern.
Then the media assaulted Linda
Tripp and Monica Lewinski in-
stead of going after the real crimi-
nal there. If these women didn't
have the tapes and the dress they
would have been really crucified.
President Bush, for example,
has been vilified by the press.
With the revisionist history that
is being touted as "the truth" they
are saying that there never were
WMD and he lied to take over
Iraq. We were all there, we know
that Hussein had thrown out the
inspectors that he had agreed
to in the treaty he signed. All of
Congress had the same informa-
tion as he did and voted to go into
Iraq. Hussein had threatened our
country and was building weap-
ons against us and allowing ter-
rorists to train in his country. This
isn't even addressing the geno-
cide that he was perpetrating on
his own people. This president
has kept the fighting off of our soil
for over 7 years. The mainstream
media has not mentioned any real
positive stuff happening in Iraq or
Afghanistan, for that matter.
The Republicans tried (includ-
ing John McCain) to rein in Fred-
dy Mac and Fannie Mae for years
and were accused of favoring the
rich. They were watching out for
our country. The economy fell
apart during a Democrat Con-
gress thanks to Dodd and Frank
"speaking up for the poor and mi-
norities." Democrats giving gifts
to the masses will destroy this
I know that a Democracy is
doomed to fail as soon as the
people figure out how to vote
themselves gift from the public
coffers, so watch out when the
liberals finally take our "right to
keep and bear arms." That will be
the end of our democracy.
To Whom It May Concern:
I read in the paper about the
ORV Park the county is going to
build in Pioneer Plantation and 1
was upset! 1 sympathize with the
people of Pioneer and I feel sorry
for them because no one in gov-,
ernment seems to care what they
want. They have many issues the
county refuses to address and
now the county is going to add
more problems to their heavy
I think the county should find
a grant for something else benefi-
cial to all of Hendry County and
not just the one in nine citizens
of Hendry County who want to
ride ATVs. Perhaps, they should
take in to consideration our high
unemployment rates, the people
living on fixed incomes and the
low-income families who cannot
afford thousands of dollars for
horses and ATVs. What use is this
park to them? Many dumpsites
have been developed for recre-
ational park use and benefit all of
the population of an area, with bi-
cycle trails and nature walks and
picnic areas. Walking trails and
jogging paths cost only physical
energy and are healthy alterha-
tives to the smells of exhaust and
the deafening roar of machinery.
When I first moved to Florida,
years ago, I wanted a horse, but I
knew I could not have it because
of the neighborhood I lived in
would not allow it. I waited and
saved for 12 years, until I could
afford to purchase enough land
to have one. I bought five acres
in Hendry County and 1 verified
that the rural residential neigh-
borhood I lived in would allow
me to have my horses. THEN, I
bought my horses. I was thrilled
to be able to keep them on my
property. I trailer my horse to
parks with trails or I ride them
on my property. Please note, no
one purchased my land for me so
I could ride my horse and I was
not foolish enoughI to buy my
horse before I had the land to ride
it on! Believe me, buying a horse
and keeping it well is not cheap. I
have invested more than $40,000
in my horses alone, built a barn,
fenced my pastures, built a riding
ring for training and invested in
tack to the tune of more than an-
other $40,000. I would like to live
in town close to all of the ameni-
ties, but horses are not welcome
there, so I live outside of town
and appease myself by caring
for and loving my horse. When
we trail ride, we ask landowners
for permission to ride through
their land. We do not cut fences,
we do not tear up other people's
property and we do not damage
the roads we must cross. We ride
on the sides of the road and our
horses do not dig into the gravel
roads and cause the taxpayers to
pay for the repairs.
My question is this, why has it
become the responsibility of Hen-
dry County government to pro-
vide a park for people who want
to ride motorized off road vehi-
cles? There are more than 36,000
people in this county and there
are 4,030 legally registered ATVs
in Hendry County which makes
it a 1 in 9, person ratio. How
many horses are registered in this
county? Perhaps, we need to do
the math on that ratio. I heard the
arguments of the people who buy
ATV's when they say the county
has to provide them with a place
to ride. I heard arguments about
the high cost of the machines,
but they are no more costly than
horses. Why should they not be
expected to do the same thing
horse owners do? Equestrians
form clubs and pool their money
to buy land for riding, training,
teaching children etc. The people
with ATVs should not expect the
county to make a place for them
to ride their toys. They buy these
things knowing that they cannot
ride them in town, they cannot
ride them on the roads and they
cannot trespass without permis-
sion on other people's property.
They know they will have to
trailer them to other places to
ride them and they do not restrict
themselves to land they or their
friends purchased. Let them buy
their land as we equestrians do
and make their own venues as
we equestrians do. The ATV peo-
ple should not expect the govern-
ment to satisfy their play needs.
Deborah D. Misotti, Ph.D.
I have had many calls from
concerned supporters of Barack
Obama asking me why there are
no campaign signs around Clewis-
ton and Labelle. Let me assure
you that we purchased over 250
signs that were distributed and
placed in and around both towns.
Most of the signs have been re-
moved or destroyed. Some of this
was accomplished by trespassing
on private property. I have always
said that "signs don't vote" and
it's true. The best way I know to
combat these vandals is to get
to the polls and vote for Barack.
Your vote is more important than
1,000 signs. I have lived in Clewis-
ton for over 30 years and have
always felt safe and proud to live
here. I am very sad to say that the
devisive, negative nature of the
McCain campaign has changed
all that. I just hope and pray that
after this election is over, we can
come together and once again be
America's Sweetest Town.
Faith in the Marketplace: Combine Faith and Business
Fr. Alan Kelmerf
Church of the Good
Every once in a w
hear about company:
fuse to permit
of jewelry or
any form of
bols by their
usually offered are s
fear that these symbc
how "offend" anoth
or customer, or tl
place. In my experiE
the folks who comp
offended are simply
a poor excuse to w
own religious or
eit agenda. As for being illegal, the
Shepherd Supreme Court has said that it's
while I read or not. But that's for another col-
es which re- umn. This week I came across a
ies wic company that is very different.
In 1902, J. B. Harrison, a Nash-
ville, TN, native bought a Coca-
Cola bottling franchise in Char-
lotte, NC. That was a time when
Coke was almost exclusively a
soda fountain drink, and bottling
it for sale was a new venture. In
his shop, the Coke was mixed,
A bottled and corked by hand, and
Kelmeret sold from horse drawn wagons
by the same employees. His busi-
ome form of ness grew rapidly, and as it,grew
ols will some- he was able to add additional ter-
ler employee ritories. Eventually his son, grand-
hat they are son, and now his great-grandson,
in the work- J. Frank Harris, III, managed the
ence, most of company. Under their direction,
alain of being other bottlers were purchased,
trying to use and in 1973 the company became
'ork out their Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated,
anti-religious Inc. They have since become the
second largest bottler of Coke
Be Healthy, Be Happy
By Brenda Barnes
soning is a seri-
ous threat to a
The effects of
can cause irre-
and could be fa-
tal. Lead-based Brenda
paints are the Barnes
major source of exposure. Hous-
es that were built before 1978
could contain lead-based paints
and children could be exposed
as the paint starts to peel or when
the cracked paint creates dust
particles. Other possible sources
can include imported toys, some
pottery, imported home rem-
edies, imported candy, make-up,
jewelry and mini-blinds. Another
source is "take-home lead." This
happens when lead-dust is car-
ried home on clothes and shoes
of people that have hobbies or
occupations that involve lead. A
couple of hobbies that involve
lead are pottery and stained glass
creations."rWo common work ac-
tivities that can cause "take home
lead" exposure are home renova-
tions and home repairs.
Children under the age of six,
especially toddlers, are at risk for
lead exposure because of the
frequent hand-to-mouth contact.
Early identification and treatment
of lead poisoning reduces the risk
of permanent damage.
Lead poisoning is preventable.
The key to prevention is mak-
ing sure that your child does not
come into contact with lead. If
you suspect that your child may
have been exposed to lead, ask
your health care provider if they
offer blood-lead testing.
October 19-October 25, 2008
is recognized as Childhood Lead
Poisoning Prevention Week. If
you would like more information
regarding lead poisoning preven-
tion, please contact the Hendry
County Health Department at
products in this country, selling in
11 states with a consumer base of
over 18 million people.
By any measurement, this is a
very successful company. But, I'm
not writing this to describe one
company's success, I'm writing
to describe how they do business.
Here's their mission statement:
"To make, sell and deliver soft
drinks better than anyone else."
That's a pretty bold and clear mis-
sion, but what's even more signif-
icant is what follows. "Our values
honor God: Accountability, Con-
sistency, Courage and Conviction,
Honesty and Integrity, Morality,
Optimism, Respectfulness, Sup-
Clearly no one at Coca-Cola Bot-
tling Consolidated fears having
God in the marketplace, indeed
he is an invited and welcomed
presence. If you want to read
more about their mission and his-
tory, their web site is www.coke-
For anyone who believes that
faith and business simply don't
mix, that there is no place for faith
in the marketplace, this company
is clear evidence that they do. In
fact, I believe this company is
evidence that values based on
faith can play a significant role in-
building a successful business.
For anyone who believes that re-
ligious symbols on advertising are
good for attracting people of faith,
reread the list of values above.
Remember that it takes more
than symbols. Reread the values
of Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidat-
ed. It is those values, genuine and
lived out in doing business, that
make a company different, better
The Rev. Alan Kelmereit is
pastor of Church of the Good
Shepherd, .one block south of Rt
80 on Collingswood Blvd. in Port
By Pudge Lehman
The Chamber of Commerce
Annual Dinner was a huge suc-
cess. Steve Williams was select-
ed as the Citizen of the Year. He
has done so much for our local
veterans. As usual Peggy Hamp-
ton cooked a really good dinner
and they even had a plaque for
my volunteering. They are so
good to me.
Got a good hint from Nikki
Yeager at the dinner. Most elec-
tric plugs have a wide blade and
a regular one. At least 50 per-
cent of the time it takes me at
least two tries. Her hint was to
mark the top side with either a
permanent marker or white-out.
It works very well.
To make your pancakes or
waffles light and fluffy, use club
soda as the liquid.
Also water your plants with
leftover club soda.
If you like to get your table
linens ready early before a big
dinner just iron and hang over
a hanger that you've put a pa-
per towel core over the wire.
The cardboard keeps the mate-
sored by the American Legion
and Kiwanis. Last year's girls
have come up with a neat idea.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11 they
are inviting all veterans to LaBelle
High School for breakfast...l love
it when our young people be-
come involved with the mem-
bers of the armed forces. With-
out their sacrifices we would not
have our freedom..
you get over the hill, you 'I begin
to pick up speed.
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 30, 2008
Join humane society for Christmas fun, boat parade
December 13, the Caloosa
Humane Society will hold its 7th
Annual Christmas in the Park in
conjunction with the Christmas
Don't miss the family fun held
at Barron Park and be sure to
bring your appetite too!
The fun begins at 5 p.m. with
music, a great raffle and, as al-
ways, great food and the Christ-
mas Boat Parade at Dark follows!
The more you eat, the better it is
for the puppies and kittens at the
shelter.......meow! Free admis-
The menu includes their fa-
mous chili, hot dogs, pulled pork
sandwiches and chips! Drink op-
tions will include soda, hot choc-
olate, coffee and water.
There will, of course, be a se-
lection of delectable Christmas
cookies and other desserts to
choose fromlt for you to miunchl
while you enjoy the Christmas
Boat Parade and sway and sing
along to the Christmas music!
All proceeds and' donations
go directly to the shelter for the
animals and their care. Eating has
never been so fun and for such a
Come out and enjoy the Homecoming fun
Homecoming Week begins on
Monday, Nov. 3, and ends with
our annual Homecoming Dance
on Saturday, Nov. 8. Each Day at
LHS will be special, with theme
days and nighttime events.
Monday is Pajama Day. Wear
your favorite, but school appro-
priate, bedtime apparel. Slippers
are fine but let's leave the pillows
at home. Tuesday is the always
popular Sport's Day. Wear your
favorite team's clothingand sup-
port your favorite team.
Wednesday is Character Day.
Dress like your favorite TV per-
sonality, movie idol or cartoon
character. No masks please.
Thursday is Mis-Matched Day.
Clothes don't match...no problem
today! Just wear what you have
within the School Dress Code.
Friday is traditionally Spirit Day
and time to show your Cowboy
Proudly wear the red and
white. There will be a pep rally
in the afternoon in the gym with
a chance for each class to show
which class has the most school
This is just the beginning
though, as we have a lot more
planned for Homecoming Week.
Wednesday is a big sport's day as
the annual Boy's Volleyball and
Girl's Powder Puff football games
are played. Bragging rights for the
entire year are at stake in these
events. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. in
the LHS gym, the Freshman boys
take on the Sophomore boys.
Who's the best team? The boys
must win tvo out of three games
to prove who is best. Come and
find out for yourself for the low
price of a $1.00 admission fee. Be
sure to stick around for the sec-
ond set of games as the Senior
boys take on the Junior boys.
Starting time is approximately
5:15. These young men have met
for the last two years, and this is
the last chance for the Seniors.
You are guaranteed at least 4 fun
S filled games and maybe six.
Following the conclusion of
the last volleyball game, there
is the extremely popular Girl's
PowderPuff football game. Game
time is approximately 6 p.m. and
will be played on the high school
football field. The girls check their
manners at the gate and come
in ready to play hard. The action
begins with the Freshmen girls
taking on the Sophomore girls.
Finally the Freshman girls get to
play in the game instead of just
Are they too much for the
You can find out for another
small admission fee of $1. The fi-
nal game of the night features the
Junior girls and the Senior girls.
How hungry for victory are the
Seniors in their last game?
Are the Junior girls ready?
nd if this was not enough ex-
citement for one night, we have a
lot more planned for Wednesday
Also at the Football field, we
will have a Dunk Tank, Mechani-
cal Bull, vendors selling hot dogs,
drinks, necklaces, face painting,
and more. Fun and food for the
Friday will also be a very enjoy-
able part of Homecoming Week.
During all lunches, we will have
Karaoke, presented by the men
who will DJ the Homecoming
This is a first for LaBelle High
School and should be a lot of
At 4:00 there will be the annual
Homecoming Parade down Main
Street and into Barron Park.
There will be class floats,
Homecoming Court members,
honored alumnus, and a few sur-
Come and join in the fun! At
7:30 the annual Homecoming
football game will begin against
South Fort Myers High School.
Halftime will feature the introduc-
tion of the Homecoming Court
and the crowning of the King and
This night is sure to be a very
Homecoming Week concludes
with the Saturday night Home-
Students will try to transform
the LaBelle High School cafeteria
into a special place. This year's
theme is "City of Lights." Our
motto is "Light Up the Night" It
is a semiformal event and tickets
go on sale October 30 for $10.00.
Tickets will be available at the
door the night of the event, but
will cost $15. Students at LaBelle
High School and alumni are wel-
come to attend.
The members of Student Gov-
ernment have been working hard
to make this the best Homecom-
ing ever. T
here will be class contests
each day of Homecoming Week
with all the members of the win-
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ning class earning the coveted
All the students in the winning
class will also receive a special ice
cream reward. One contest will
be "Would You Believe," a trivia
contest about little know facts of
the staff members at LaBelle High
There will be movie trivia con-
tests, a "Penny Challenge", and
If you have any questions
about the activities of Homecom-
ing Week, please contact Mel
Greenleaf, Student Government
He can be reached at LaBelle
High School by calling 674-4120.
We want to thank the entire La-
Belle community for their support
of the activities of LaBelle High
great cause! See you all there!
Vendor booth space still avail-
able, call the shelter to reserve
your space today! 863-675-0997.
The Christmas Boat Parade
starts that night at 7:30. (Dark:30).
You are invited to display you and
your family's beautifully decorat-
Barron Park will be full of
families to cheer you on and en-
joy your best decorations. Join
the fun and help celebrate this
wonderful Holiday Season! The
humane society is in the plan-
ning stages, so call today to let us
know you'll be there to float your
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FROM OFFICIAL CITY OF CLEWISTON RECORDS
City of Clewiston
Date: 16 April 2007
To: Officer Steve Whidden
Kristine Petersen, Assistant Chief
From: Don R. Gutshall, Chief of Police
DEA Representatives Marie Pikiell and Shawn McDonough were here in
Clewiston Friday April 13 to discuss issues with the Task Force.
In short we have been asked to relinquish our place on the DEA Task Force
due to inactivity and lack of case filings by you.
They were quick to point out your efforts and accomplishments on the
Jamaican case and are grateful for your work there, but were mostly con-
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Irene Price, 92
LaBelle -- Irene Price, age 92, of La-
Belle, passed away Oct. 25, 2008, in
She was born March 30, 1916, in
Venus, Fla., to William Albritton and
She was a longtime resident of Ve-
nus and lived in LaBelle for the past
She was owner and operator of
both a ranch in Venus and Venus
Grocery for many years.
Irene helped establish and was a
member of Venus Church of God.
Survivors include her sons, Bert
Farabee (Jeanette) of Charlotte
County and Alfred Farabee (Judy) of
Venus; daughter, Janet Hodges
(Robert) of LaBelle; sister, Hazel
Jones of LaBelle; nine grandchil-
dren; and many great-grandchil-
She was preceded in death by her
sister, Deed Chaney.
Funeral services were Tuesday at
Venus Thurch Of God, with the Rev.
Harold Hanks officiating. Interment
followed in Venus Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.
LABELLE Wendy Lane Whid-
don, of LaBelle, passed away Sun-
day, Oct. 26, 2008, in Lehigh Acres.
She was 18.
She was born Feb. 3, 1990, in Fort
Myers, the daughter of Stuart K. and
Christina Lee (Williams) Whiddon
Jr. She was a lifelong resident of the
Moore Haven and LaBelle.
She graduated LaBelle High School
class of 2007 and was attending Edi-
son State College in LaBelle.
Survivors include her mother,
Christina and Larry Davidson, La-
Belle; father, Stuart K. and Holly
Whiddon Jr. of Moore Haven; broth-
ers, Stuart K. Whiddon Ill of LaBelle,
Nick Davidson of LaBelle, Brad Dav-
idson of Franklin, N.C.; sisters, Ash-
ley Davidson of Fort Myers, Darcy
Green of Moore Haven; paternal
grandmother, Barbara Whiddon of
Andrews, N.C.; 'maternal grand-
mother, Vivian Thompson Martin of
LaBelle, paternal grandparents, Boe
and Janis Davidson of LaBelle.
She was preceded in death by her
paternal grandfather, Stuart K. Whid-
den Sr. "Grand Goggie,".and mater-
nal grandfather, Tommy N. Williams
Funeral services will be held 10
a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Life
Ministries in LaBelle with Pastors
Jorge and Asia Rodriguez officiating.
Burial will be in Fort Denaud Ce-
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home LaBelle.
each day to t
much more t
Michael H. Awbrey
PIONEER The family of Michael
H. Awbrey, sadly announce his pass-
ing. Mike spent the day with his wife,
son and grandson and peacefully
died after a long, hard-fought battle
Mike was born, raised and lived his
entire life in South Florida. From Alva
to Belle Glade to LaBelle, he has
called this area his home and was a
He loved to fish, air boat and tinker
with old trucks. If you were a friend
to Mike, you were his friend for life
because you did not have any other
option. He was loyal, hard working
and always spoke his mind.
Mike and Maude McGill were mar-
ried for 42 years. Mike joined the
U.S. Marine Corp, where he proudly
served during the Vietnam War.
Mike was honorably discharged from
the Marine Corp and returned to
South Florida where he worked for
U.S. Sugar for 10 years.
After leaving U.S. Sugar, Mike be-
gan his life-long career as a Tool-
Man. He worked for Snap-On, Sun
Electric and Mac Tooqs and spent his
life talking and helping out the me-
chanics in his area. He loved his
work and loved the people he
Mike is survived by his beloved
wife, Maude; his two sons, Michael
and Robert; his daughter-in-law, Jerri
and the light of his life, his grandchil-
dren, Michael, Brooke and Dylan.
We will miss his strength, his love
and his stories forever.
There was a gathering Saturday,
Oct. 25, 2008. tor friends and family
at the Akin Davis Funeral Home in
'Arrangements were handled by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home La Belle
ust be Love.
st be Hospice.
have changed my life and
e with the motivation to live
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meaningful every moment."
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LABELLE -William "Bill" Clement
Sr., formerly of LaBelle, died Satur-
day, Aug. 30, 2008.
He was born in Moore Haven, and
had lived in LaBelle. After retiring he
moved to Fort Myers.
Mr. Clement was retired from
Hendry County Board of County
Commissioners, road/bridge depart-
He was a member of First Chris-
tian Church in Labelle and Tice Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Fort Myers.
He was also a member of Tice Lions
Club and American Legion Post.
Survivors include his children, Billy
(Deborah) Clement of Moore
Haven, Jack (Pat) Clement of Texas,
Karen (Terry) Daniels of Fort Myers,
Margie (Jerry) Stier of Montana; one
sister, Thelma Mays of Fort Myers. In
addition he is survived by seven
grandchildren and 10 great-grand-
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Mary Clement.
Funeral services were held in Fort
Myers on Sept. 3, 2008.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests donations be made to Hope
Hospice, Health Park Circle, Fort
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Programad eiii e CoIi( -,lIS 1tI'.-.t
Todos recordamos las sefioras
que nos servian el almuezo en ]a
escuela. La mayoria del tiempo el-
las se la pasan detras del mostra-
dor del comedor pero todas ellas
son parte del process del apren-
dizaje de los nifios durante todo
el afo escolar aunque nosostros
no nos demos cuenta ni les da-
mos el credito que se merecen.
Durante 24 afios de servicio
en Departamento de Servicio de
Comida en El Condado Hendry,
Charlie lDavis se retira del sistema
dando su lugar a Jamie Sealey.
El senior Davis conoce muy
bien las necesidades de las perso-
nas que trabajan en las cafeterias
porque el siempre ha estado tra-
bajando con ellas y les tiene mu-
cho aprecio por el buen trabajo y
dedicaci6n a pesar de que ganan
un salario tan bajo. "Ellas siem-
pre ponen a los nifos en primer
lugar," Dijo Davis. Recientemente
retirado Davis quiere que los pa-
dres miren el resultado de afios
de esfuerzo y buen trabajo de las
La dedicaci6n se puede juzgar
a si misma, en el 2007 El Depar-
tamento de Servicios de Comida
en Hendry fue reconocido por La
Fundaci6n Clinton como uno de
los mejores programs de comi-
das escolares en todo el Estado.
En una ocaci6n Davis fue en-
trevistado por el program de
television Buenos Dias America
porque various vendedores de
comidas recomendaron el buen
funcionamiento del condado en
relaci6n al servicio de las comi-
das de los nifos en las escuelas.
En estos tiempos el servicio
de comidas tiene el desaffo de la
obesidad por eso ahora hasta las
mdquinas que venden comida de-
ben ser saludable y tener un bajo
contenido de grasa. Las escuelas
primaries contin6an trabajando
con el Departamento de Salud a
travys de un program nutricional
donde cada mes se les dan a los
niios muestras de frutas y verdu-
ars que ellos pueden probar.
Las escuelas proven desayu-
no gratis todas las mafianas y me-
riendas en las tardes cuando los
estudiantes reciben tiempo extra
de ayuda para el examen del es-
tado (FCAT) y en adici6n al sevi-
cio regular de comida El Servicio
de Comidas provee almuerzo a
todos los nifios que se registran
en los programs de verano.
El seflor Davis quiere decirle
a todos los padres del Condado
Hendry: "Sus nifios estan en bue-
Dos escuelas del Condado
-lendry fueron seleccionadas
para recibir donaciones de parte
del grupo Bahia Bonita.
La escuela Roble de Campo
$7.500 para crear un laboratorio
de ciencias y un jardin de maripo-
sas. Con el dinero van a comprar
cuatro computadoras port.tiles,
un microscopio digital, acuarios,
ejemplos de rocas, el jardin de
mariposas y plants.
La escuela elementaria LaBelle
recib6 $8.000 para un program
que ensefiard a los estudiantes la
importancia del agua, el zacate y
plants nativas del area. El Grupo
Bahia Bonita ha contribuidd con
mas de $630.973 para ayudar a
las escuelas locales desde 1990.
Aplique ahora para el
La Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
tasadora del condado Hendry,
quiere recordarles que pueden
aplicar ya, para las exenciones
sobre los impuestos para el afio
No tienen que esperar hasta
enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitar.n la
oleada de lltima hora y el esperar
en fila, tambien evitaran olvidarse
de aplicar y no recibir el beneficio
de la(s) exenci6n(es).
Nuestras oficinas en ambas
localidades mantienen el mismo
horario, de 8:30 AM a 5:00 PM de
lunes a viernes.
Pase por una de nuestras ofici-
nas durante estas horas y salga ya
de esa preocupaci6n.
Si tiene alguna pregunta en
cuanto a aplicar temprano para el
2009 puede Ilamar a nuestra ofi-
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o desde Clewiston, sin recargo,
al 863-983-3178. Tambien puede
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the community to join in a prayer
service Sunday evening, Nov. 2,
at 6 to seek God's will regarding
the election and the needs of the
people in LaBelle. There will be
singing, Bible reading, and prayer.
Following the prayer time, we
will also be participating in the
Lord's Supper. Communion time
is always refreshing. Everyone is
invited. Caloosa Baptist is located
approximately 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.
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Sharon Dana, left, and Judy Litt eye the scrumptious dessert
table set up for Florida Community Bank's auction benefit-
ting Lucy's Angels last week. Judy's daughter Lucy Perez,
lost her battle with cancer but, in her memory, Lucy's An-
gels makes mammograms available to every needy person in
Hendry-Glades under 50. It was just part of the fun at Florida
Community Bank's dessert auction for Breast Cancer Aware-
The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) recognizes fall as
the historical beginning of. in-
fluenza (flu) season and urges
Floridians who have not already
done so to get their flu shots to-
day. In Florida, the disease usually
peaks in late January or February
and continues through March.
Target Groups for Vaccination
Annual flu vaccination is rec-
ommended for the following
Children aged 6 months
to 4 years
Persons over the age of
Persons of any age with
certain chronic medical condi-
Persons who live with or
care for persons at high risk,
Care-givers of infants
age 0 to 6 months
Caregivers of persons
over the age of 50
A new recommendation ad-
vises that an annual vaccination
be administered to all children 5
through 18 years of age beginning
with the 2008-2009 influenza sea-
son, but the primary focus is for
ages 6 months to 4 years because
these children are at higher risk
for complications if they develop
Healthy Families receives grant
for parent education program
Now is the time to arrange for
your annual flu vaccination. The
flu vaccine is readily available this
For flu vaccine locations please
contact your healthcare provider.
You may also contact the Hendry
County Health Department at
863-674-4041 or the Glades Coun-
ty Health Department at 863-946-
The Hendry and Glades Coun-
ty Health Departments are offer-
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There is no need to make an ap-
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from 8am to 11am or from 1pm
to 3pm. Pneumonia shots are
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The Hendry and Glades Coun-
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Families Program announced
a partnership with Target in
recognition of its efforts to help
parents create a safe and nurtur-
ing environment for their chil-
dren. The grant will be used to
purchase educational videos, cur-
riculum and literature in family
The Healthy Families Program
at the Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments offers home
visiting services to parents-to-be
and new parents, who wish to
learn about positive parenting
techniques, their child's develop-
ment, parent-child activities and
Home visitors use age appro-
priate curriculum with parents in
the home at a time that is conve-
nient for the family.
The educational material from
Target will be used at home vis-
its and at parent meetings to help.
parents learn about, stress and
how it affects parenting, positive
communication, anger manage-
This grant is part of ongoing
efforts by Target to strengthen
communities throughout the
country. Since opening its doors,
Target has given 5 percent of its
income to organizations that sup-
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services and volunteerism. Today
that translates to more than $3
million every week.
"At Target, our local grants are
making a difference in the com-
munities we serve," said Laysha
Ward. vice president, community
"We're proud to partner with
Healthy Families as part of our
ongoing commitment to give
back to the communities where
our guests and team members
live and work." To find out more
about the Hendry/Glades Healthy
Families Program contact Judy
Paskvan at the Hendry County
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 30, 2008
Red Cross volunteer returns
By Patty Brant
Longtime Red Cross volun-
teer Frank Rider has just returned
from Texas, where he once again
worked to provide necessities for
victims. This time, it was for Hur-
Leaving from New York, Frank
arrived Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the
Dallas/Fort Worth staging area,
where volunteers spent the night
on cots. The next day he drove
some 300 miles in a rented van to
A retired Army cook Frank is
usually called upon to use that
expertise during emergencies,
running kitchens to serve massive
numbers of hungry victims.
This time around, the South-
ern Baptists were handling the
kitchen, so Frank was assigned
to head out to outlying areas,
searching for victims in need. He
said roads were still blocked with
debris and fallen trees, making his
outreach duties difficult as well as
Making his own maps as he
picked his way through the ruined
countryside, he dispensed Meals
Ready to Eat (MREs) to numerous
elderly people and large families
living in the boondocks. Ike had
left them with nothing no food,
water or electricity.
One day he was returning
tables to the local Red Cross in
Livingston when he was stopped
at an intersection. Sitting there, he
watched as young handicapped
man left the sidewalk against the
light. Realizing midway across the
street that traffic was coming to-
ward him, he panicked and tried
to double back but was hit by pick
up truck, the impact knocked the
young man out of his shoes.
Frank immediately got out
of his vehicle and ran to assist
him. Carrying the injured man to
the sidewalk, he saw the young
man's bruised and bleeding right
eye and head. Frnak stopped the
bleeding and hollered for some-
one to call 911.
The ambulance arrived in just
minutes and took the young ianl
to the hospital where he was
treated and later released.
It turned out the young man
lived in a local home for the dis-
abled a facility Frank ended iup
helping to provide with meals.
From there, Frank went to
Galveston where volunteers
stayed in huge tents as big as a
football field. It was a sight,Frank
will always remember. There was
so Imuch destruction you couldn't
find any streets or houses; boats
were piled up on the causeway
from Galveston to Houston.
Those people still need help,
Frank said, there was devasta-
tion even 130 miles inland. In
fact, Frank said he may return in
November with his wife Carolina,
also a Red Cross volunteer.
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*$89,900 2BD/2BA great starter
home or winterhome in a deed
* $89,900 3BD/2BA Manufactured
home is on .50+/- acre.
S$112,000 2BD/1 BA in deed restrict-
ed community with a community
Call for more info on:
Acreage- Starting at $22,500
FF ES 311R2 11AHOME! I.,gc0 ()ak, and chk andscapcd CAI.OOSAHATCHEE RIVER. Views of main river &
REV\'TA S ,4AL4BI- PEI' WEL(CO. IE (All. FOR $159,900 mih\O; 60' boat dock 0 dredged iboa 'dip Possible
LFT4LYL LIKE NEW! iN 21la Ml.tillcutIed ltonmelv 2,280sq owner lfinancig. 4150,0 r 000$ 4950,00 NOW
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE IAND il Feldl. Ic,1 iI ol l In i arCiea 'pyir.idcd fixt ureis RIEDI'CED $750,000
thain $8,600 ACRE. $165,000 UNIQUE WATERFRONT PROPERTY zoned for
COME ONE...COME AL.,.... hlng he l hlc lelanl' 3BR 2BA WEl. MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME oin lui-i.liln units (12) in the citv n, reatld access to
"Slir B i a3 Mate Suite.a 'il I lotntco ".i l ,it itt lol- $180,000 IntraccMital \.iteraav, which leads tlo tlhe Gulf
in lo11n' $399,000 3KBR 2BI A CBS HOME IAUREL OAKS needs TI.C i').i\,lr ,v lowedr ni:-.lade deep-vaiter c nal.
12+. ACRES W 3BR2BA CBS HIOME fromnnng on $189,000 349900
H\a -8 \\esi ot l.aBlle' $300,000 3BR2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will consider $349,900
3BR2BA HOME has> cluariling setting uii .t .l all offers. $189,000 WATERFRONT LOT ,/Dock in tle City! $299,000
oak alinopi B-2 ,ioni 'lg llAI\\. for reideInitl Ius tlow 3BR 2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2.000+- si. fIt living SELLER MOTIVATED! Bring all offers GORGEOUS
.inl fttuire ui iisnies in\ t.InTnei opponin.les.l rei $259,000 1+, ACRE RIVERFRONT! $245,000
$169.500 CUSTOM VICTORIAN CHARM! 3Br/2Ba locate in ONE OFA KIND RIVERFRONT! 12+/- Acres w/dock
WATERFRONT HOMES st.bile Calooa. Hammock .silxhvlion. aiIn area of beau- plus -400+ ft riverfrontage. $2.100.000
3BR3BA RIVERFRONT HOME remieilmlel v net litiil homes $269,000 LOCATION, LOCATION. LOCATION!!!
kitchen ,it flootini pio' $389,500 MI'ITI FAMIIY ZONED PROPERTY w rn'lellodledl Comlmerlcil inedl 3+ acre peniinsuni '00' river
RIVERFRONTT PROPERIT! 31 .i. lhmin pItlu 2t ".l r2c'kci IIle" llouilc ,i onl +- .l c. rI'tlt' Iron[age. $3,300,000
di'cl.hi .[l gIt.'l hou1i. mI h i ol-o11 lu e.eirpori1 .inld :1 loC.llion ir .p1AIllm11enti0 or mo1 in\ihoutLje5 $349,000 LOTS/ACREAGE
Iitelncd ldock hotMe C i\\ n leltet. hoi i timp HOMES ON ACREAGE
$650,000 DOUBLEWlIDFE MOBILE HOME' on 2 i;cre' ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13.3+-
HOMES $134,500. E H o 2ronetd A-2. catn he di\lided Perfect or Agri-
3BR2BA MOBILE in the cli\ $89,900. 2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES v |Bi 2Bj, Dloublevite Bi3uisnes!
2BR 1BA HOME \\ iIcreenci pit'oIh .dl lc iIlooL n MoubikuIIc home' $125.000 PT. LABELLE LOT in an area of lnew homes $9,000
$89.900 4BR 2BA 'MOBILE IIHOE! Q + :Acre,, clearetl $,
4BR3BA- 2005 LMANUFACTURED I HOME III io n w fenie i.ti ] polld 9 $179,.000. NICE LOT it lehighl $13,000
$96,900 SHORT SALE! iBR 2.'A ClS HIome on 4 82,+ Acre, NICE WOODED LOT in Moniitu.r Ranch. 1.2 Acres
3BR 2BA HOME OF MERIT douible-\\ide manillt- Receint ilii.ICles, lented and cross lencedi. $240,000 Priced to sell $15,000
lured home Ihltaed in a great neighborhood near i3BR 2BA REMODEIED HOME on 2..1+ gogeou 662 ACRES i Pioneer near canal.
schoolss $98,000 Ioak Shalledit cre $279.900 UNDER CONTRACT RESIDENTIAl HOMESITE in the city $25,000
%,A ACRE (6 LOTS) ont corner ofi tItI '8 aind GREAT FAMILY HOME. IllBi.-3B. oiln l.5 across I 11+-. ACRES -Of Hwy 29 in Felda on Prirale Road.
Coimullnclhee i12' x 20 $99,900 de.irai.le neighborhood Varicy of fruiit 10+/. ACRES NEAR HWY 29 SOUTH w,Steal
3BR2BA IIOME W/SCREENED pioclt k Icllcld Irtee,.$280,000 litnllltt $380,000
Nlctkk ,ird $115,000 Seller iill coninhite Si(te I 3BR 2LAk CBS on i Acies iIll c coilr $296.000 OR S RANCH WITH AISTRIP! 83
o GORGEOUS RANCH 3BR 2BA HOME oi Are! Col+ercil
oard Buyr clost co3&BR '2BA IIOME Oi I 3-+ Acre! Comlllnlccl .acres of pastureland w frontage oni 1.1 Dike Road.
OWNER FINANCING! 2Br 2B11. IHom $121,200 Zoned, hII\o lrountge. $399,500 Hangar barn, hunk h wels & 100
MOVE IN READY! 3Br 21ll iHome. rcenthi renuil. 8.8 +- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720! 3Bi IB, 1a nar'l lnk u l" ll 11 9
eled 0\\ lew kitchen caineti -, appli nc ai tl t i ( li ttefloie. $490,000. lasls airstrip
$128,900 SBR,4BA HOME huilt in 200- o n 20+/- Acres. COMMERCIAL/INDUSITRLLU
3BR,2BA HOMEw iv, r)t'verlookiing $795,000 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Store w fll kitchen on
wxoxled pastulre $135, I q .Jl.TRACT 3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/- ACRES IN FELDA. Hi\y 29 South. $449,000
4BR/2BA HOMEI Seller will contribmue towards $799.900 INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY! Excellent investment
Buyers Closing Costs! $149,900 WATERFRONT LOTS opportliity 3 Steel buildings on 1.59+/- acres w/27'
4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500 2 BUILDABLE LOTS ON THE BANKS OF THE frontage on Hot' 29 $850,000
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" 3BQ/2BA home on a canal.
" 3BD/2BA Riverfront home with 2
car garage & screened lanai.
. 3BD/2BA Riverfront home with
dock, boat lift & detached workshop
. 2BD/2BA, furnished river front
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RENTALS CURRENTLY AVAJLABLE
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 30, 2008 Y
Author from Florida Hospital to speak at local church
I Have you ever felt overcome by
life's ditliculties? Iave you ever
wished you could stop giving con-
trol of your life to the people from
your past? Would you like to get
vour life and maybe even your
If you answered "yes" to any of
these questions, then you have an
opportunity to join Dr. Dick Tibbits
on March 7, 2009 for his "Forgive
to Live" seminar sponsored by Ste-
phen Ministry at Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Dr. Dick Tibbits has worked in
the field of behavioral and'spiri-
tual health for over 30 years and
has assisted thousands of people in
achieving whole-person health and
healing. I l has a doctoral degree
in psychology and a masters de-
gree in theology, is a licensed pro-
fessional mental health counselor,
a certified supervisor of clinical
pastoral education and an ordained
He has pastored churches,
served as a hospital chaplain, led
numerous health education 'pro-
grams and conducted original re-
search in the field of spirituality
and health. He currently serves
as Chief People Officer at Florida
Hospital. Dr. Tibbits is a sought-
after speaker and has presented his
work at Ilarvard Medical School,
the Mayo Clinic, I.ona Linda
University, the National Institute
of Health, the National Women's
Health Association, the Interna-
tional Conference on Stress and
many other institutions across our
nation and literally around the
world. He lives in Orlando with
Dr. Tibbit's seminar is based on
his best-selling book "Forgive to
Live How Forgiveness Can Save
In this all-day workshop, Dr.
Tibbits leaches how\ we can either
be overwhelmed by life's diflicul-
ties or be strengthened by life's
hardest lessons. The difference is
found in one's ability to forgive.
Dr. Tibbits will show you how
forgiveness can effectively reduce
your anger, drastically improve
.your health and put you in charge
of your life again, no matter how
deep you hurt. The best.part Dr.
Tibbits gives these lessons with a
sense of humpr so you will laugh
while you learn!
This workshop/seminar is a
wide event and was the brainchild
of several Stephen Ministers who
had a first-hand opportunity to
meet with Dr. Tibbits last Janu-
ary at First Presbyterian Church of
They decided immediately to
begin work to bring Dr. Tibbits's
life changing message to the La-
The workshop is from 9 to 4; the
cost is $25 per person, which cov-
ers the cost of Dr. Tibbits's book.
Beverages, snacks, and desserts
will be provided and you are asked
to bring a "brown bag" lunch.
If you are interested in more
information about this workshop
and would like to help distribute
flyers to your service organization,
club, or church please come to an
organizational meeting on Sunday,
Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
This meeting will be held at
Carlson Memorial Methodist
Church. Please join us in our effort
to make a real and positive differ-
ence in the lives of all people in
our beautiful community.
SFor more details, you may call
Joyce Salzman at 863-675-6314 or
Marty Cowen at 863-675-4710.
Hog hunt announced
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission an-
nounces a notice of intent to is-
sue permits for the purpose of
controlling the feral hog popula-
tion and protecting the ecological
values on the Fisheating Creek
Wildlife Management Area, West
of U.S. 27.
Permits. will be issued for two
hog control time periods, Dec.
12-14, and Dec. 19-21. Twenty-
five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits
will be issued on a first-come,
first-serve basis to individuals 16
LAND Co -
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Cunis, P-I Wilker. Wayne
SimmiorC, Lharletne Bfacn
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, central
vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast bar,
cedar lined closets, office, solar system, electric
drapes in den/iving room, irrigation system, secu-
rity lights, paved circle driveway, dock & ramp. 4
bay garage w/bathroom & office. REDUCED!
Oak trees grace this .90 ac. w/3/2.5 home w/view
of the Caloosahatchee River. Features include
wood, tile & carpet flooring, plantation shutters,
lanai & large private boat clock w/lift. Community
clubhouse includes pool, boat ramp & tennis
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 Ib boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of'home, Lush lawn is irrigated from the
lit'lt 'i. ,L ii .i. .1 I -r I 1. 111 I .-, views, access,
years of age or older. Permits will
only be distributed at the Fisheat-
ing Creek WMA check-station at
the FEC Campground located on
U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 10
Permitees will be allowed to
take wild hogs with no size or bag
limit. The use of dogs for captur-
ing or taking hogs is prohibited.
Firearms will be limited to a shot-
gun with #1 Buckshot or larger.
For additional information you
may contact the Fisheating Creek
WMA office at 863-946-1194.
and dock permit. Deed restricted community, .72
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/approx. 175 ft of vatcr
frontage & tons. of privacy: $149,900
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove w/micro-
jet irrigation. Can be 80+split for endless possibil-
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture. Well & power oni site. $995,000
Oak hammock, cyliress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac v/ flowing creek. $960,000
20 +/- ac of serenity il a park-like setting located
in Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
5 +/- ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in Muse
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle.
2.5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000,
5 acres'on DAncy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $16,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on;these 1.25 to 2.50 +/-
acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.
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large harn workshop 2 carn
luich'itd g :iarang' \\Itll wokslop.
C.llrlitii ,tll i lillr i l 1 It0ICl1' i \\.III
inlg on you! $225,000
* Builder says sacrifice! so here is
your opportunity forI a reat deal.
Brand new, bright & Cherry\ 3,2
quality built home with ain
A,, atn .n8
SEmergency Sale! Owner & Lendcr
Say sell fast, so the price on this
3/- barely lived in CBS home built
in 2005 is a great deal! Come
* Nice 3/2 country home or a great
weekend getaway on a very nice,
cleared 2.5 acre property in
* THIS 2/2 HOME IS PERFECT
FOR THE FAMILY JUST
STARTING OUT, a great win-
ter home, or simply a nice
home to enjoy small town liv-
ing! The home includes a
l.irc'i screen'(' 'L' l in.ii, ct en' c'ld
back vard on ilgreenilelt. well
f1r irrigation, nci ew l\roof in
* POSSIBLE SEI..ER FINANC-
ING OR I.EASE OPTION!
Nicely updated manufactured
home with large covered
front porch & covered back
porch, located on 2.5 +/-
completely fenced acres!
* WHAT A DEAL! This 3 bed-
room 2 bath home on a
greenbelt is the deal ilou have
been looking for! This home
boasts a new roof, new carpet
& a fresh coat of paint inside
* BANK OWNED HOME AT A
GREAT PRICE! This 2/1 has
been completely remodeled
from head to toe and is in
great condition! Tile floors are
"as Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
A'. l \Assoc'iates: Emily AnkeLney, 'Ionl)' BLarlies, Gregory
Southern s,,,,. au] Meador, Katice Soon,
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Ia Invd vestments & Real Estate
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Hor zon s
Real Estate Core..
********** HOMES **********
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway Fresh
paint, ceramic tile and upgrades thru out.
* CBYy e (S 3/2
split AfH rpr oelWMfc t ntiL much
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $105,000.
* Corporate owned! This 2006 CBS home is a
steal. Granite counter tops, 2 car garage,
upgraded kitchcId cabinets. 104,500
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt
home, w/covered carport fenced yard andt in
move in condition. $94,655.
* 1,446 sq. ft. under air. New carpet, corner
* Nice 3/2 in Port 1.aBelle. Ceramic tile,
upgraded kitchen cabinets & appliances.
* Priced to sell! 3/2 near schools and not to far
from town. $79,899.
.Lhi f. .. r CW f, eld only
minutes form Ft Myers. $78,000.
*3/ J D h C Ic only
* L liDlK Rilu W CA T Over-
sizedP orner"t. $5,0
* Lehigh Corporate owned! 2006 CBS home
with over 1400 sq. ft. under air and in good
* 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,
* Crit t ic tile,
* L i n' -L
* Great investment potential! IBR/IB home
on a corner lot. Hllmes needs some work...
but is )priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sqI ft of lux-
urious living. This 41BR/2B home on' 10+/-
acres has i ttll, fo it spacious family roon
w/stone filrepllace, master suite w/ office, cov-
ered I .. I I, ,, I)r horses. This one is
a stea i ...I; 2.'l5,1 li0
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home. Features a warm comfortable living
rioom w/g;as fireplace, spacious kitchen, front
& real covered policies. $250,000
* Minutes Irom tranquility! Nice 3/2 minullac-
lured home oin 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 manafIactured home.
Motivated seller. $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 21006 3/2 ma;n-
uilictured home with over 1100 scl ft of living
area. SELLI.II FINANCING AVAILABLE!
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Ge the eist of hot) worlds with
this 3BI/2BIA home onil 2.29+/- acres oin( Case
Road. Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and lt'exas
sized rooms! $124,900.
* ivwo for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maintained Imalnliictured hIome Iplus a
2/2 anillacttured llhome, Plentiy of fruit trees
and oak irees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* L.et's imake a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home
featilrtes built iti cainels, large tMaster balh,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elhow room
thlru the rest of the house, Oultside you will
,find a fenced yard and storage shed. $110,000
* Needing Privacy? Beautiful 4.58 a/c /- wiitlh
older mobile home. (potential rental incolie)
oulsile city limits. priced to sell! $93,000
* Great home. Great price, hard to beat!
Remodelel 3/2 oni .50 acre in lloirseslloe
Acres. A must see! $77,000.
* Initmacl'late 3/2 located in laBelle city limits.
Fenced back yard, metal roof, paved circular
driveway, and much more. $75,000
* 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 Bclnlonit S/I). Priced to sell at
only $43,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* REDUCEDI Great inveslienll properly!
ILocated just cci fromll SR80 in l.alelle. The build-
ing has over 1811 s0lquare elt olf illice space anid
has plntlly ol 'ri lot lIIr parking. The flo0r plan has
Ihe advallage olfbing able toi Ie split iln 2 sep-
arate' reniltal Oll'ces, while still p)rovkling a com-
motn lobby area. $369,900
i* lo.g C:abin l li ( Cenilriall t lio atdl in l.allll
with 167+/- I'Itl of frollage on ,SSO. $319,0001
* Prime 20+/- acre pomtential commercial parcel
located near West Glads lilemcntiry in Mtuse and
just minutes 'away from dollwntown I.alelle,
$3.50 per square fool.
* Invest no\\ build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.
& Clewiston Florist
Mon Sun 10-6
192 N. Main St
Across from Post Office
Mon- Fri 10-1 & 4-6
Sat 10 to noon
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Reduced to $149,000
RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
3/1 MLK. 1R. Blvd with Carport $600/M
2/1 AVE. H -Moore Haven w/d $575/M
2/1 DUPLEX On Hickory $650.00/M
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $550/M
1/1/1CAR MARINER CT. (Avail.Sept. 1) $600/M
3/2 on 3rd Ave. Duplex (Avail. Sept. 1) $750/M
3/2 DERBY Ln Mobile $650/M
3/ 1nCARS.EDGEWATER(grass mowed)$800/M
2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh $1,000/'
3/2.5/3 ON RIVER For Sale Also $2,000/M
1/1/1/ DUPLEX On Hickory $550.00/M
3/2L 4023 E Palomar $800.00/h
3L2114021 Sena Lane $800.00/M
2/2 VY /1 on Showboat Plaza $800/M
3/22 5006 Wildgoose $950.00/M
3.1 4023 E Palomar $800.00/M
5067 NE Tradewinds Circle 3/2/2 $139.900
7049 Tide Circle 3/2/2 $46 9g Now $159,900
7035 Beaver Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
9004 E. Broad Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
3069 NE Beechwood Circle 3/2/2 $179,900
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THE BEST DEALS OF THE WEEK!
lb-30 Ja Terr 3 2 3.3 Acres of Commercial -i1009 S Edgewater Cir
Mon-iiaedl eller- Ofters \XelcomeCil Property Zoned C 2 2 Spacious Single Family
$149,900 Call Lia S3-0-3-Ov0(0 SR 29 south ai Evans RD $99,500
Call Randy Beres 23'-i5-88-8 Call Lisa 863-673-0066
IABELLE-RESIDENTIAL 220 E Sugaurland Cir 2/2 with pool
S301 7th Ave, LiBelle 5/-4 Gorgeous $175,000. Call Cathy l.e 863-673-
$265,000 Call Suzy 863-517-252-1 3709
* 11"9 Mluiel Blcl- REDUCED 4i2/2 on 5323 6th St Clewiston .32 Modulkir
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* 570 Vero Ave Pioneer 2/1 Modular on Lots starting at $10,000.
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Call or stop b) to see more information on all four listings!
274 N Bridge St
l 239-738-3397 863-612-0015
1 863-675-0898 OFC
PAUL ROSER, Broker
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The Caloosa Belle will donate $10
of every e-subscription sold by
recognized local community and
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Society changes hours
Please make note of the busi-
ness hours change as follows
Tuesday through Friday noon to 5
p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surgery days will remain the same
as always, 8 to 9 a.m. drop-off of
scheduled pets for surgery 2 to 4
p.m. pick-up of pets after surgery.
Surgery dates are posted in the
lobby of the shelter, on the web-
site and in return auto-response
Commodities to be
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.
Benefit BBQ for Virginia Cantu
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at Barron
Park. Take-out meals will be avail-
able for pick-up at 11 a.m. Tickets
are $8 each. The meal consists
of: 1/2 chicken, baked beans,
coleslaw, bread, tea. If you need
further information, please call
Margie Puletti, Glenda Harris or
Suzy Smith at 674-4150.
Blood drive for
LaBelle Elementary will host
the bloodmobile on our campus
on Monday, November 3, to ben-
efit Virginia Cantu during her can-
cer treatment. The bloodmobile
will be here from 9: a.m.-2 p.m.
Anyone wishing to donate can
come' during this time.
It takes about 30 minutes to
donate. All donations will be
marked for Virginia. If you have
any questions, please call LaBelle
Elementary at 674-4150.
Angel Food package
for November :
Orders for the November Angel
Food Ministries food box must be
in to Christ Central by Nov. 7. Pick
up boxes on Nov. 22. There is no
limit on the number of boxes you
can buy. Check out the web site at
West Glades barbecue
Come to the West Glades- Ath-
letics Barbecue Nov. 7, from 4-7
p.m. at Barron Park.
Dinner will include pork steak,
green beans, baked potato and
tea. Call WGES for tickets at 675-
ABWA planning big
ABWA's third Annual Scholar-
ship/Educational Fundraiser will
be Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Guess push pins to win a bi-
cycle donated by Ace Hardware;
duck pond two ducks for $1, ev-
ery duck a winner; 50/50 drawing
- tickets $1 each possible $1,000
prize; spin to win every spin wins
treats or tickets for chances at
prizes. Concession stand. You'll
want to be there!
First Bank says thank
The folks at First Bank want to
show you, their customers, how
much they appreciate you, so
they are donning our aprons, fir-
ing up the grill and cooking' up a
good time. Don't miss out on all
of the fun Friday, Nov. 14, from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. Stop in for lunch on
them.- hamburgers, hot dogs and
Not a customer yet? That's
OK, stop by for lunch anyway and
check out their great rates and
LHS band boosters to
The LaBelle High School Band
Boosters are sponsoring a spa-
ghetti dinner to raise funds for the
band. The all you can eat spaghet-
ti dinner will be held at the LHS
cafeteria Nov. 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 each and are avail-
able from any band member or
contact John Baker at 674-4150.
Pre-file now for 2009
The Hon. Kristina Kulpa,
Property Appraiser, would like
to remind you that you can pre-
file for your 2009 tax exemptions
now. You do not have to wait until
January 2, 2009 to file. If you file
early you can avoid the rush, the
waiting in line and perhaps even
forgetting to file and missing out
on the exemption.
Both of our office locations
maintain the same hours 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Please stop by during
those hours and put your filing for
tax exemptions behind you.
If you have any questions on
pre-filing for 2009 you can call our
office in LaBelle at 863-675-5270
or toll free in Clewiston at 863-
983-3178. You can also go to our
website www.hendryprop.org for
Society changes hours
Please make note of the busi-
ness hours change as follows
Tuesday through Friday noon to 5
p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Surgery days will remain the same
as always, 8 to 9 a.m. drop-off of
scheduled pets for surgery 2 to 4
p.m. pick-up of pets after surgery.
Surgery dates are posted in the
lobby of the shelter, on the web-
site and in return auto-response
Estimate your tax bill
Ms. Krisinta Kulpa, PropertyAp-
praiser 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 af-
fect your taxes Ms. Kulpa suggests
that everyone go to her Web site
at www.hendryprop.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-
American Legion Post 130
invites you to a homemade spa-
ghetti dinner the third Wednesday
of every month
Dates are Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.
Serving is from 5-7 p.m.; $4 per
plate. All you can eat. The public
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food The Girl
Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy
Scouts are joining forces again this
year to help stock the local food
banks with their Annual Scouting
for I'ood drive. The scouts will be
passing out bags throughout La-
belle on Saturday, Nov. 8, and will
return Saturday, Nov. 15, to col-
lect your donated non-perishable
food items. For more information
you can contact Lisa at the Labelle
Salvation Army 863-674-1441 or
Roy at 863-983-7719.
Moose Lodge to host
Labelle Moose Lodge will
be hosting our Annual Chilren's
Halloween Party on Friday, Oct.
31, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is
open to the public, and we will be
serving. Hot Dogs and chips. Of
course, we can't forget the candy!
Denise GRIMSLEY for State Representative District 77:
I believe I am uniquely qualified to represent the needs of Florida's
Heartland area in Tallahassee. As a nurse, I know the importance of
affordable, quality healthcare; as Chair of the House Ag Committee, I
have fought to keep agriculture strong. We cannot afford to be depend-
ent on foreign countries for our food supply! As a small business owner,
S I know what it's like to meet payroll we need to keep government out
of our pockets with new taxes. I've been your state representative for
the past four years, and I hope to continue serving you.
STohn M. DYESS for Supervisor of Elections
Your positive response to my campaign has been overwhelming. I
deeply appreciate and have enjoyed meetingYOU. When you elect me,
I will address your concerns and provide 100% compliance with
Florida's elections laws with a total open door policy, instilling public
trust. I will make sure the voter registration is current with your accu-
rate address, party affiliation and precinct information along with nec- '
essary database updates, and poll workers will receive ample advance
training. I will ensure your rights to: 1) cast a secret ballot 2) know it
will be properly counted, and 3) know that no non-qualified voter will vote and thus,
maintain the integrity of Glades County elections. I will work with our schools to edu-
cate our children on the democratic system and the importance of voting. My youthful
energy will rejuvenate the office of Supervisor of Elections with enthusiasm, dedication
and hard work. I promise to always be available to you. Please vote for me to serve you.
Robert A. "Tony" WILSON for Glades County Sheriff:
2 If for any reason I have been unable to personally meet with you or to
leave a pamphlet at your home, my name is Tony Wilson and I am seek-
ing the position of Sheriff of Glades County. I moved to Glades County
in May of 2003 with my wife Debi and son Tyler. I want to be YOUR
Sheriff. My future plans arc Fair and Equal Law Enforcement for All
Communities of Glades County witl' Honesty, Integrity and
SCommunity Involvement. I will work for the people of Glades County
with their best interest in mind, not special interest groups. I will work
for you, the people. My 26 years of Law Enforcement EXPERIENCE in Administration
and Managemeht, Training and Developmrent, Traffic, Civil, Criminal and Homicide
Investigations makes me the most qualified candidate to serve as YOUR Sheriff My cell
phone 863.227.0315 I will deeply appreciate your consideration, support and vote.
Cannon ELEY for Glades County Commissioner District 3: '
I am promoting Responsible Growth for Glades County. We need to i.
progress forward while protecting the sensitive environment we love. I'
have the ability to look at issues with an open mind ,and to make dcci- g
sions based on what is best for Glades County, not for just a few, but
S for ALL of the county. Your vote for me will help return Glades County
government to its residents. Elect Cannon Elcy, the People's
Commissioner. My Cell Phone 863.228.6981
Si Republican Party of Glades County also endorses:
J. D. ALEXANDER, State Senator District 17
Tom ROONEY, U.S. Representative District 16
JOHN McCAIN and SARAH PALIN
President and Vice President
Visit our website http://gladesgop.org/
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repeal of the recapture
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housing they desire
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Kristina & Rep. Denise Grimnsley
I "Having an open door and a .
willingness to listen have been .
the hallmarks of my administra-
i tion of the Property Appraiser's
Office and I intend to keep it
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Sharon or Ashley
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
WANT A WEEK
TO BURN FAT &
ONE FREE WEEK!
439 \V Hwv 80
Also do handyman jobs
THINK GREEN!!! Plants &
Trees Starting @ $5
Hwy. 720, 2nd curve to left.
Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm
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Trees Trimmed & Removed
Ip C n I
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CENTRAL AIR UNIT 3 Ton,
Mobile Home package unit.
ANTIQUE DISPLAY Case Ap-
prox 4ft x 4ft tall off-white
glass top and front $150.
w/sanitized wash & cutting
board top, good cond., $65.
FREEZER full size, works
great, door needs paint, $75
or best offer. (863)261-4862
REFRIGERATOR Clean frost
free in great condition Whirl-
pool 29x63 $75.
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, $100 (863)227-3633
REFRIGERATOR white, 18
cu. ft., top freezer w/icemak-
er, good cond., $185.
WASHER GE, never been
used, paid $635,' asking
WASHERS & DRYERS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
Bikes- 2-Men's 26 "10 spd,
Woman's 26" Cruisin Sport
$25.00 each. 1 26" bike for
parts $5.00 (863)763-4057
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine, cheap riding.
books. $8. or
BOOKS AND gifts Exquisite
books and gifts for fabulous
"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
."ROCK BOTTOM. PRICES"
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
CEMENT BLOCKS New (Ap-
prox. 500). $250 for all 500
or will sep. (863)675-1435
ROOF SHEETING PBR panel,
3500 sq ft, 20 ft lengths,
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
Handyman 20+ years experience
Locally owned & Operated
REMINGTON 760 GameMaster
- Early Model Pump-Trade 4
Pistol $350. (772)461-8822
SHOTGUN SHELLS 8 boxes
16 GA. NO 8 Remington
shotgun shells $3.
( 8 6 3 ) 8 2 4 0 8 3 5
Elect Treadmill- Used very lit-
tle $100 Call Christy
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Bike Ex-
White Propane Stove- like
new, hardly used, great for
Baby Dresser- Light Oak
$20.00 OBO Call Christy
CHANGING TABLE Car Seats
Bouncer, safety bed rails,
Walker, Pack N Play. $140
will sep. 863-763-8409
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Bouncer, Stroller.
Like new. $200 for all, will
8- pc China Set $25.00
BOYS CLOTHES 4T, summer
& winter, exc. cond., $60
takes all or will sell separate-
ly. (863)763-6131 Okee area
BOYS CLOTHES sz. 5, win-
ter, exc. cond., $40 takes all
or will sell separately.
(863)763-6131 Okee area
FLOWER GIRL dress laven-
der, size 6 & ring bearer tux,
black/white, size 4, never
SCRUB SETS printed tops,
solid pants and capris size
2x only. all like new.
$10/will sep. (863)467-7011
UNIFORMS -(5) dark green,
shirt-medium, pants 36
waist, $100 or best offer
WEDDING DRESS Wedding
dress w/ veil size 5 $200.
WEDDING GOWN White,
strapless, beaded design on
front, sizp X-lg, $150. Call
Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- Make an offer 467-0139
Beds- 1- Queen electric $350.,
1- Day bed $100.
BUNK BED Bunk bed with
ladder, desk, and dresser.
$350/or best offer.
BUNK BED Rustic wood,
twin on top, full on bottom,
CHEST OF DRAWERS Tall
w/matching night stand. $65
for both. Call (863)763-0141
COUCH Leather & single love
seat. Great cond. Antique
rose. $300 neg. Will deliver
in LaBelle. (863)675-4098
COUCH & LOVESEAT cream
colored w/floral design,
$125 or best offer.
DINING ROOM Table 72x42
In.Oval Glass Top, Scratch-
less, Off White Dolphin Base,
Same color all cloth Chairs,
Beautiful! Priced to sell Firm
DOUBLE FUTON Oak w/Paim
Tree Mattress & 2 drawers
below. New. $300
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 27" TV. Built In Speak-
ers. $125 (863)467-8110
KITCHEN TABLE white w/tile
top middle & butcher block
frame, 5 chairs, $125 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
LOVESEAT SOFA Moss
Green & Beige Striped. $85
MEXICAN RUSTIC Farm Table
Beautiful! Will seat 6 peo-
ple, a must see!!! $600/or
best offer. (863)228-0244
OBLONG GLASS COFFEE TA-
BLE very unique, $100 or
best offer(239)246-9031 or
Queen Bed- frame, box spring
mattress & headboard $150.
SERTA KING SIZE BED lots
of storage, 2 sets of linens &
'spreads, $600 or best of-
SHOWCASE, glass front,
$25 863-302-1126 LaBelle
TABLE &4 CHAIRS Solid
oak, $300 (863)697-0218
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
WING BACK CHAIR & Large
Ottoman. Moss Green &
Beige Diamond Design. $80
BROWNING AUTO Belgian
made guns (6) 2 rifles, 4
shotguns, $3,600/will sep.
Gun Sale-1000 Ib asking
$2100 call for more info.
COMPOUND HUNTING BOW -
BAS PRO COMPACT
BOW.60 LB. 30 PULL. LIKE
NEW $125. (863)763-4588
POOL TABLE almost new,
with all accessories, $900 or
best offer. (239)289-7637
TOTAL GYM 3000XL Tv
Model, Like New $400/or
best offer. (863)763-4493
MICROPHONE STAND Heavy
duty microphone stand in ex-
cellent condition. $25/firm.
MOMENTUM 620 Elliptical
Trainer In great shape, 3
smait programs $150.
WEIDER 8530 Home Gym -
needs new cable, you move.
WEIGHT BENCH Stinger with
300 lb weight set, cull bar &
bar bells, barely used. $175
WEIGHT BENCH w/incline, 2
bars, clamps, curl & leg ext,
plastic coated weights, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
Woman's size 10 White Gold
1 1/2 Carat ring 3 large
stones $2800 OBO
Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
New Feather-Weight Motor-
ized Wheelchairs AT NO
COST TO YOU IF ELIGIBLE!
WE COME TO YOU! EWK
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
Highwaymen Painting Make
an offer 467-0139 or
Ab Lounge $50,
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
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical.
*Computers. *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance.' Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm. can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $85.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
GAS MASK w/Filter, Bio-
Chemical Nato. Israeli Mili-
tary Issue. Brand new. $75
LAP AFGHANS & REGULAR
AFGHANS variety of colors,
$50 will sell separately.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $500 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
46X24, 50X14, 36X24 &
(2)'24X36. They are equipped
with Restrooms. $3000 each.
TARP 40 Ft.x40Ft., Camoflage
color. New condition. $50 or
best offer (863)801-3973 I
answer all messages.
TIRES, 4 Toyo P-195-65R15
good condition $80. LaBelle
WATERSOFTNER & SALT
TANK CULLIGAN W/NEW
HARMONY ARCHED TOP GUI-
TAR -$75 (863)467-6148
KEYBOARD player $50.
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finishexcellent
Gecko Beauty! EASYcare
w/tank & access, nvr hndld
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -
STUNNING! Colorless male
w/tank & access.. nvr hndld
DOG HOUSE Wooden, Medi-
um size. $40
RABBIT- 1 yr old, female,
friendly, with cage $20
SEWING MACHINE Brothers.
Like new. Perfect condition.
$125 includes table.
RB^ ^RW, a ,
APT Duplex style Newly re-
modeled 1/1, water, light &
cable included. $650/month.
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Inclds
all util s, satellite tv.
How fast can your car
go? It can .i(o even
aster when you sell it
in Ihe classilieds.
Readilig a newspaper
helps you understand
the world aloulrd you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
SONY 12" Subwoofers Two
Sony 12" subwoofeis
w/1200w peak power.
SPEAKER BOX 1" thick MDF
speaker box fol Ihree 12's w/
tan caipetinig. $75/or best
SPEAKERS (2) 15" Kickel
CVR, in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
BIG SCREEN TV 60", picture
in picture, asking $250
HD TELEVISION 32" Sony
Wega High Definition Flat
Screen Television, 2yrs old.
PANASONIC DVD Recorded &
Player New Records to
DVD & plays back, complete
TELEVISION- beautiful, Sam-
sui, 34", brand new, paid
$700 asking $125
TV, SONY 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $125. Call 863-467-7139
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
550 watt output, 2 yrs old,
like new, $650
$2100.00 call for more into.
METAL LATHE Craftsman At-
las, 36" w/tooling. $350 or
best offer, (863)430-6987
Table Saw asking $200.00
call for more info.
FOOTBALL TABLE Halex.
Reg Adult Size. Good Condi-
lion. $40. (863)634-6601
X-BOX 360 with 2 controllers
and assorted games, $450
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $225. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098
2 CRAFMAN mower 42" for
part's $100/or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, Troy. Bilt,
5spd., 42" deck. Great con-
TRAILER FLAT bed $150.
Every Monday-12pm & every
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft goose
neck trailer good condition
Business Places 910
Farm Property .
House Rent' 930
Land- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
LaBelle 1BR, 1BA for $600
& 3BR, 2'/BA for $900
LABELLE -lbr apt, furnished,
AC. W/D, No pets, $525/imo
COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR
RENT with office space on
heavy industrial property.
LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, iba, S700/mo. 1st
+ Sec,. (863)517-0551
COUNTRY VILLAGE- lbr, Iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
arber Real Estate
FT LABELLE 3br, good cond,
Ask for Fred
IN TOWN: 2BR, 1BA w/Large
porch. $500 mo.
LABELLE 3 BR, 11/ BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv. Rm., 50' Covered
porch: 2V2 acres. Secluded.
LABELLE 3br, 2ba cedar
home, 2 car gar, on 2.5 ac,
$800/mo, 1st & last,
LARGE 3 BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city lim-
its. Avail. 11/1/08. Call
LEHIGH DUPLEX 3BR, 2BA,
Excellent location near East
Lee Cnty HS. No pets. Inclds
lawn care. $650 mo.
OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA, c/a,
nice, non-smkg. env., no
pets, lease, $625 mo. +
$625 sec. (863)675-2392 "
OLDER CRACKER HOUSE -
2BR/1BA, 231 College St,
LaBelle. $500 mo. + $200
sec. dep. Call 863-843-2495
PORT LABELLE 4BR, 2 car
garage,.$875 mo. Good con-
dition, Call Fred.
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $1,100/mo. 1st,
last & sec. 863-675-1380 or
PORT LABELLE 4002 North
Edgewater Circle, 3BR/2BA,
$750 mo. + sec. dep.
PORT LABELLE Very nice
3BR/2BA, heat/ac, garage,
non smoking env., no pets,
ref's & lease, $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)675-2392
471 Old CR 78
3 bdrms 2 bths
w/brand new kitchen
Extra large dock
& huge yard
On Caloosahatchee River
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last & 1 mo sec.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
ROOM MATE WANTED -
Utilities included. $550. mo.
Non smoking/drinking envi-
ronment. Quiet individual
who like cats. Call
ROOM FOR RENT: Labelle,
-Case Rd. area. Call for infor-
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,.
RV & trucks,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo.incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Business Places -
Farms -Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land -Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State ,
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1 U65
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
House Sa IiS 2
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On State Road 80.
Also 5 acres off
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Alabama Land Bargain! 20
Acres- $69,900 with
dockable deep water! Nicely
wooded parcel, gorgeous
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utes from Interstate! Close to
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ing. Call now
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
(866 550-5263, Ask About
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, 'private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
LABELLE 3 br Double wide,
a/c, shed. $500/mo 1st &
last. 1256 Mohawk Ave,. off
of SR 78. No dogs or cats!
Between 8am 8pm
LABELLE Case Rd. on 2/2
acres, small barn in back,
bring your horses, $725 mo.
+ sec. 239-209-0245
LABELLE 2 bedroom, 1 bath
on 2.5. acres $105/ wk plus
Mobile Home 3BR/1BA,
$575 mo. + $300 sec. dep.
863-674-1333 Muse area
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2BR. Good condition. A/C.
NEWLY REMODELED 3/2 on
fenced acre. $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. & ref's.
REMODLED 3BR/2BA in Horse
Shoe Acres. New cabinets,
laminate firs. & carpet. $600
mo. + sec. (863)675-1270
SE RENTAN trails. Economi-
cas 1974 N. Bridge St La-
Belle 863-234-9589 Se
habla espanol / English
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels .
Your new car could be in
today's paper: Have
you looked for it?
--Il 95 05 I
TARP 40 foot by 40 foot
camoflage tarp, new never
used. $50/or best offer.
BSA BANTAM 1952 Haveti-
tle.serious inquires only.
CLASSIC TRIUMPH Motor-
cycle project. 90% complete. ,
$2500 (863)517-1019 La-
HONDA HELIX 1986- needs
restoration and tune-up
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
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
GREENTREE SOUTH APARTMENTS
A Farm Labor Rental Community
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments
* Must earn a minimum of $3998 from agricultural or farm
* 'Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Community Room, Tot lot, Playground, Activities
* Sewer and trash included in rent no additional charge to
* Handicap units available
* Rental rates starting at $577
40 Greentree Drive, #101, LaBelle
9:00 AM 5:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Ilniiartm ents E
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
Double Wide Mobile Home-
55 x 23' w/fireplace, no title,
you move $1000 OBO
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
2002 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set,
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
NO MONEY down to purchase
a mobile home if you own
your lot or are paying on a
lot. 3 & 4 bedroom homes
starting at $42,900 (863)
675-8888 / (863) 673-4325
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $389 per month
Pine Ridge Park-2/1 SW Mo-
bile Home asking $10,500
TRAILER, 1978 32' with
slide-out, 23x8 FL rm w/at-
tached gazebo, 8/10 shed:
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALLUM 17" BASS TRACKER
1988 40 HP Maleriner OB
w/trailer $1500/or best of-
APEX 1994 11 FT Inflatable
with fiberglass bottom. Trail-
er. -$1200. (863)467-4551
BASS BOAT Select 16ft.90hp.
Merc. Needs Work.Comes
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr. needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $600
or best offer. (863)634-2930
BOAT -14 Ft., Aluminum, 2hp'
gas, swivel seats, new Minn-
kota. Lots extra's. Galvanized
trr. $850 (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER small,
14'-15', $150 or best offer.
CAROLINA SKIFF 1998 14ft,
35HP/Electic Start, Minnko-
ta Trolling -Motor $3200/or
best offer. (863)634-0447
FIBERGLASS nice, 37',
needs some work, no en-
WELLCRAFT 180 FISHER-
MAN 2000 cc,t-.
readygreat cond, trades?:
'88 35', 41k mi., water
damage, drive it home.
$2,000. (239)200-1159 .
RV. CAMPER 03, 20ft,'
towable, like new, AC, appls;
all hookups, walk in shower,
FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
"triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
DOWN RIGGERS (2) Can-
non, electric, for boat, $150
for both or will sell separate
EVINRUDE 25HP -1998 Evin:
rude Long Shaft with Con-
trols $400/or best offer.
MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
BOAT TRAILER Galvanized &
18 Ft. Cuddy Cabin Boat Pro-
ject w/wheels & tires. $350
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 30, 2008 13
LEATHER JACKET- Fringed
Harley Davidson, size large,
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
VOLKSWAGON TRIKE MO-
TORCYCLE Black & Dia-
mond plate. $2500
(863)517-1019 LaBelle area.
YAMAHA FZ1000 2002 -
Blue-adult owned 12k
miles,like new $3700.
CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW-
ERED GOLFCART GOOD
HONDA RECON 250 2004 -
great condition $1900.
HUNTING BUGGY 2 WD 1997
6cyl, 2trans,and 25'Goos-
Neck trailer w/dove-
tail&ramps $5000/will sep.
JEEP PLATFORM BUGGY -
40" Ground Hog Tires, 4 cyl.,
3 spd. $3800
MANCO 4 WHEELER 90 cc,
2005, runs good, like brand
new $650 (863)612-6100
TRAVEL TRAILER 27ft,
Coachman, all appliances,
new tires, good cond, title,
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl. $2500 obo
(863)467-0139 Iv. msg. or
Mercedes E300-1995 4 dr,
loaded & leather, 5 CD
changer, sun roo runs great
OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SU-
PREME 1991 new tires
A/C cold runs good
$1300/or best offer.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, '78 2
dr., 22" rims, burgundy
w/flames, 350 mtr., $5,000.
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON, '52-
CHEVY 2500 1999 36.5"
tires 350 V8 Holley Carb.
$2800/or best offer.
Chevy Blazer-1997 4x4 No
luxury's Good transportation
only -$1000- FIRM
FORD F150 4X4 1987 6-cyl,
4-spd. See at 2337SE 32ND
JEEP CHEROKEE '90 2dr,
4.2 liter, 5 spd, 4x4, fuel in-
jection, runs great, good title,
$650 neg (302)379-4588
EZGO ELECTRIC 1981 -
ber. $600. (863)673-4660
EZGO ELECTRIC 2002 Good
cond. 36v, accessories (LA-
Golf Cart- has roof. $800.00
call for more info
FORD 600 WATER TRUCK 78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
4750 (239) 543-0887
Aluminum Truck Bed and
Racks $1200 each
(863)357-3567 after 5 pm
Ford F250- 85, Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
MOTOR & TRANS From
Dodge Truck, 360-318.
MOTOR 350 FROM 1994
CHEVY WITH LOW MILES,
GOOD DEAL! $450/or best
RACING SEATS Racing
Seats w/covers, new $150.
RIMS (4) Scion TC, new in
box, $400 or best offer
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
TIRES 4 Super Swamper TSL
18.5/44-16.5LT. Good tread
$1100/or best offer.
TIRES & RIMS 16", 8 Lug.
Like new. $600
TONNEAU COVER Factory
Folding Tonneau Cover fits
2006-2008 Ford Sport Trac.
Perfect Condition $500.
CHEVY 4X4 '88 very nice,
asking $4000 or best offer
FORD 150, 1993 6 CYL., 2
door new air & tires, bedlin-
er, toolbox, purrs like a kit-
ten! $3,500. 863-763-8113
FORD F150 XLT 1995 Excel-
lent condition! 88K Lots of
extra's. Must see! $4000
FORD F-350 1997 Flatbed
Dually Runs Great. Needs
minor repair Cold A/c
FORD RANGER 1991 4-cyl,
5-spd, 2-wd, runs good.
$800/or best offer.
FORD RANGER, '94 with 4
cycle 5 spd., a/c, runs good,
few dents, $1500 or best of-
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
Ford Escape XLT- 2001, 4x4
V6, Cold A/c, Power window
& lock,Tow hitch, Runs good
FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X2
1999 New front end & new
battery, Good tires & ice cold
AC $4000. (863)673-4952
CAR HAULER 17' Bumper
Pull, Elec. Brakes, New Tires,
ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $5000 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer
7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
Cond., Double & Side Doors.
Heavy Duty Tandem Axle
5x31' + 4' tongue $500 And
Heavy Duty Single Axle 5x5
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great. $1000
make offer. (863)467-2609
Super Duty Ford Van-E450,
1999 Handicap/Looks &
Runs Great $3500 OBO
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classified
Public Notice 5005
State Public .
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
File No. 2008-094-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BOBBY GENE PITTS,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BOBBY GENE PITTS, deceased, whose
date of death was October 31, 2007; File
Number 2008-094-CP is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida.
Probate Oivision, the address o which is
RO. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-.
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served, must file Iheir claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM,
All other creditors ol the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is: October 23rd, 2008.
Joe B. Cox
Attorney lor Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 210315
Cox & Nici
1185 Immokalee Road
Naples, FL 34110
6261 Osprey Lake Circle
Riverview, FL 33578
296659 CB 10/23.30/08
I Pb ic No ice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday. October30. 2008 at s.
OM. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
The purpose ol the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
298121 C &CN 10/30/08
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling then in the
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY
There will be a LaBelle Airport Adviso-
ry Board Meeting held on Wednesday,
November 12, 2008 at 3 p.m. The
meeting will be held at LaBelle City
Hall, in the Commissioners Board
Room, located at 481 W. Hickpochee
Avenue in LaBelle.
All nerested parties are encouraged
attend. For Further information,
please contact the Hendry County En-
gineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is tobe based.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners,
CCO/CB 10 /30 &11/6/08
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classified
Kim Allen Memorial Race postponed
The inaugural Kim Allen Me-
morial race has been postponed
till Nov. 1, due to weather predic-
The United Dirt Late Model
Challenge series returns to the
New Hendry County Speedway,
on US 27 at the Hendry-Glades
County line on the west side of
It will be the 14th race this year
for the United Dirt Late Model
Challenge Series, which has be-
come the fastest growing late
model series in the United States.
The race at New Hendry County
Speedway will be the series' sec-
ond trip to the speedway and will
pay $7,000 to the winner of the
first ever Kim Allen Memorial. Ive-
dent Lloyd, known as Professor,
won the prestigious Ponce DeLe-
on Classic, earning a $5,000 check
and is setting his sites on winning
the top prize in the series.
He will do battle with current
points leader Johnny "The Loco-
motive" Collins, Mark "The Magic
Man" Whitener, Keith Norbisch,
Roger "Hot Rod" Crouse and de-
fending New Hendry County Chal-
lenge Series Late Model champion
Stan "Showtime" Smith.
Also competing in this event
will be 2007 North Florida Speed-
way champion Billy Costello,
Shane Williams, Adam Badden-
baugh, Kevin Mills and many oth-
er Late Model stars from around
the southeast United States.
Bring the kids for a costume
contest from 7-8 p.m. followed by
a candy giveaway and autograph
session by the drivers from 8-9
In addition to the Kim Allen
Memorial Race, street stocks and
Limited Late Models will also be
competing and all of your local
stars including Jesse Brown, John
Wilson, Tim Powers, Tommy
Hill, Bobby Vaughn and Thomas
Scott, just to name a few will be
Gates open at 2 p.m., qualify-
ing for the late models at 6 p.m.
and racing action begins at 6:30
The special $10 tickets will be
honored through Friday night and
may be purchased at LaBelle and
Clewiston Central Mobile Homes,
LaBelle and Okeechobee Cham-
bers of Commerce.
Tickets will be $20 at the gate.
For any questions concerning the
race, call Ken Kinney at 863-673-
Cowboys making big strides
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The LaBelle and Clewiston junior varsity football teams came together after the Oct. 16 foot-
ball game in LaBelle for a quiet moment of reflection. The Cowboys had just beat the Tigers,
13-12. This past Friday the JV Cowboys lost to Cardinal Mooney, 31-7.
Longhorn board to
The next monthly meeting of
the LaBelle Longhorn Booster
Club, Inc. will be held on Novem-
ber 13, at 7 p.m. at the Longhorn
field at Davis-Pratt Park in the
boys locker room.
Volunteer for Junior Pro bas-
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 di-
visions are K-2 and 3-8th grade.
For more information call Darrell
Harris at 675-2565 or Pat Langford
Pick up registration slips at
Langford Ford or they will be
handed out at schools.
Help support Cowgirl soccer
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a
chance to win a Coach purse and
help support the Cowgirl Soccer
The drawing will be held Nov.
22. For more information call Kim
Marroquin at Ragin' Graphics
Celebrate the Great
Wednesday 10/29 Kayak
Clinic Launching from Manatee
Learn the basics of kayaking
and paddle the beautiful Orange
River for a two hour peaceful and
relaxing guided instructional tour.
Be prepared to experience nature
at its best. This tour is perfect for
all ages and abilities.
Please bring your own drink,
snack sunscreen and clothing/
shoes that may get wet. Children
must be accompanied by an
adult. Tandem kayaks provided.
$25 fee. Reservations required by
calling 533-7440. or online www.
Thursday, 10/30 Caloosa-
hatchee Creeks Paddle Launch-
ing from Manatee Park 8:30 -
noon. Paddle from Manatee Park
to our newest facility, Caloosa-
hatchee Creeks Preserve. There
you will enjoy a short guided
walk and van transportation back
to Manatee Park.
This 3 mile paddle crosses
the Caloosahatchee River on the
Great Calusa Blueway. Some ex-
perience recommended and can
be obtained at one of our clinics!
Winds and tides may affect length
of time it takes to complete this
trip. Tandem kayaks provided.
$35 fee. Reserve your spot now.
533-7440 or online www.leeparks.
Lee County Manatee Park is lo-
cated at 10901 Palm Beach Blvd.
1/3 miles east of 1-75 on S.R. 80
directly across the street from the
Manatee Park is open from
8:00 am dusk daily.
By Patty Brant
Coach Hal Bennett feels he
has a lot to be proud of in his
2008 Cowboys. In discussing last
Friday's 27-13 defeat at the hands
of Dunbar a team ranked eighth
in the state he said he saw a
"big difference" in his team. They
played real well, noting that at
one point the score was tied and
they ended the first half at the op-
ponents' one-yard line within
All this means his Cowboys
are coming around, he feels. They
are improving in ways that can't
be measured. For instance, at half
time, he said in weeks past they
were obviously down. They felt
the game was out of hand.
"This time, I saw light in some
of their eyes. They realized that
they were going toe-to-toe, with
the eighth-ranked team in the
state and were holding on. They
realized that they had done things
to beat themselves they were
not being beaten. You can't mea-
sure that on the scoreboard," he
He sees that milestone as a
victory, saying, "These boys have
moved miles ahead of where they
were just a week ago."
Coach Bennett was very hap-
py with his special team's play
this week. Freshman kicker David
Antunez worked hard, he said. Al-
though he's rarely been used this
season, Coach Bennett said David
always does everything he's asked
to adding, "he's a very disciplined
young man." It all paid off with a
"perfect" on side kick last Friday.
"You can't do it any better than he
aid," said coach.
Defensively Dale Thompson
had nine tackles and a quarterback
'sack. "He was all over the place
and out-hussled our opponent,"
coach said. His efforts earned Da-
vid the "Big Stick Award" a new
one for the Cowboys. The old axe
handle went to David for a num-
ber of bone-crunching hits. "He
played a whale of a game," coach
Sophomore Taylor Jordan was
offensive player of the week. It
was his first time starting as quar-
terback and Coach Bennett was
very happy with his performance,
saying, "He's made major strides
this year. He's a great leader; man-
aged the game well and played till
he was exhausted."
Coach added that the offen-
sive line played its best game of
the season against Dunbar, es-
pecially since they were severely
outmatched with speed. -
This Friday the Cowboys travel
to Riverdale to take on the largest
team of the year.
Still, he's explaining to his boys
that there are no supermen in the
The Cowboys will be concen-
trating on gang tackles and mak-
ing more hits.
Longhorns raffle four-wheeler
Help Support your local Pop Warner Football and Cheer
program. The LaBelle Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. Is raf-
fling a Polaris 200cc Sawtooth ATV. Tickets are $10 each
and there will only be 600 tickets sold. You do not need to
be present to win. Please see any board member to pur-
chase tickets or you may call Jason at 239-229-2179.
1-NVITATION TO BIDL
South Raw Water Supply Well Replacement
Bid No. 009-02
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County at tie Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit Court, Attn. Barbara Butler,
C.E. Hall Building. Administration Wing, 2nd Floor, Room A-226, 25 East Hick-
poochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida 33935, or mail to the Hendry County Clerk of Court,
Attn. Barbara Butler, Post Office Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida, 33975, until Thursday,
November 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM,(EST), by the Clerk of Courts or designee for South
Raw Water Supply Well Replacement.
The bids will be opened on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM (EST) or soon
thereafter, at the County Complex, C. E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing, Second
Floor, Clerk of Circuit Court Ofice, 25 East Hickpoochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida. A
copy of the specifications and bid documents must be obtained from the Tetra Tech,
Inc.s Office located at 4415 Metro Parkway, Suite 320, Ft. Myers, Florida, telephone
number (239) 277-5155. A fee of $125.0 will be charged for each package.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM
(EST) at the Hendry County Engineer's Office, located at 99 East Cowboy Way, La-
Belle, Florida. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend.
The County reserves the right to waive informalities in any bids; to reject any or all
bids with or without cause; and/or to accept the bid that in its judgment will be in the
best interest of the County.
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
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of the Month
Female Athlete of the month
Blake Rice and Male Athlete
of the month Josh Allen.
of the Month
Female Student of the
month Yesenia Perez with
Male student of the month
14 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October"30, 2008
Christ Central of LaBelle is
holding its annual Thanksgiving
Dinner at the Dallas Townsend
building on November 22.
Blessing begins at 6 p.m. This
dinner will help feed the needy
during these rough economic
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
Other special gifts will be
available for families in need after
the dinner such as toiletries and
TAX BILL CHANGES YOU WILL SEE
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa would like you to be aware of the Taxing
Authorities Millage Rate changes you might expect in your tax bill next
Listed below in column one are the Taxing Authorities, column two we have
listed what was proposed on your TRIM NOTICE in August, column three
what the actual is now that the Taxing Authority Millage Rate has been
lowered and the fourth column shows the difference in the two.
City of LaBelle
City of Clewiston
Proposed on TRIM
$ ER 1,000
$ PER 1.000
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 ofLabelle 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.
Ms. Kulpa suggests that everyone go to her website at www.hendryprop.org
and lick on the tab for the tax estimator. There you can find how the
chatiges will affect your taxes.
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.
If anyone would like more in-
formation or would like to help
with donations or volunteering
please contact us at Christ Central
Church to host
Festival at Eastside
Come to the Fall Festival at
Eastside Baptist Church on SR
80, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Games,
prizes, fun and food for all, ages
0 to 100!
LaBelle Assembly of God in-
vites the community to celebrate
Pastor Appreciation Day Sunday,
Nov. 2, at 6 p.m.
Pastor Avery has been pastor-
ing in LaBelle for 31 years and we
would like to celebrate and honor
this commitment to sharing the
message of the Gospel here in
This will be a carry-in dinner
and fellowship time. An open mi-
crophone will be provided for a
combination pastor appreciation
and roast, in keeping with Pastor
Of course all political figures
are invited to give their two cents.
This should be an enjoyable eve-
ning for all that can attend.
For more information call 675-
0900. LaBelle Assembly of God is
located across from the Edward
A. Upthegrove Elementary School
on Fraser Avenue.
Central Church of
Christ presents video
Central Church of Christ of
LaBelle, is showing a video series
entitled The Silencing of God, on
Sunday evenings now through
Learn what the Founding Fa-
thers of our nation stood for and
the Christian principles they be-
The moral and spiritual under-
pinnings of American civilization
are collapsing. Did our Founding
-Advocate "separation of
church and state"?
Reject expressions of Chris-
tianity in government and public
Intend for federal institutions
to be religiously neutral?
Approve of same-sex mar-
Approve of same-sex mar-
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
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 sen-
vices begin at 6 p.m.
Beautiful 3 bed. 2 bath, 2 car garage CBS home built in 2005
with 1795 total square feet in a quiet area with privacy fence,
stainless appliances and granite counter tops listed for;
$149.500. Call Ryan at 863-843-1278, owner/agent.
SHERIFF RONNIE LEE'S COMMITMENT AND
INVOLVEMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY
Ronnie was born in Clewiston, Florida. His parents
were Marion and Julia Lee. At an early age, Ronnie was
taught the importance of family and social values along
with a strong work ethic.
Growing up in Clewiston, Ronnie was active in Church
and Boy Scouts, in which he achieved Eagle Scout sta-
tus, and the God and Country Award.
It was while Ronnie was attending Clewiston High
School that he knew he wanted a career in Law Enforcement. After graduating
he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
In 1967, Ronnie married Cathy Isbel and in 1968 he attended Edison Junior
College in Fort Myers achieving an AA Degree and a Certificate in Police
Science. His next step was Florida State University in Tallahassee, where while
continuing to work and pay for college expenses, he achieved a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Criminology.
Awards, Honors and Affiliations
*Sheriff of the Year Southwest Florida Crime Prevention and community
*Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
United States Marine Corps 2004
*Citizen of the Year LaBelle Chamber of Commerce 2001
SRetired Master Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps Reserves 1997
Member of the Board of Director of Following Organizations
Good Wheels Hendry/Glades Behavioral Health Center
LaBelle Heritage Museum Southwest Florida Safety Council
Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America Council
Kiwanis Club of LaBelle Children's Network
Florida Sheriff's Association LaBelle Kiwanis Club, President
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Clewiston Lions Club
Clewiston Rotary Clewiston Chamber of Commerce
Member of Drug Enforcement Committee with the National Sheriff's
SAssociation American Legion
Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronnie Lee, Republican for Hendry County Sheriff
I' LaBelle: 675-0358
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Fax: (863) 675-01832
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"God Comes First"
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, October 30, 2008 18
Congressman Mahoney speaks on local issues
by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
GLADES/HENDRY -- Congress-
man Tim Mahoney began a canm-
paign tour through south central
Florida on Oct. 23, and stopped in
Clewiston to speak to several local
leaders, business owners, and to
answer a few questions. He was
prepared to talk to his constitu-
ents about local issues as well as
his personal family debacle.
The recent news of his extra-
marital affairs disappointed his
supporters. He was asked how it
may have impacted his popular-
ity with voters, and what could
he say or do to regain their con-
"I am sorry for their disap-
pointment. I'm ashamed. I apol-
ogize for my shortcomings and
any embarrassment it may have
caused," Tim Mahoney said.
He went on to say that his wife
and daughter are his first priority.
The congressman believes he has
done right by the communities he
serves, and hopes his supporters
will realize that this election is
about their families, and not his.
He feels that each individual voter
will make up his own mind about
him as their representative.
He was asked about the de-
cline of agriculture in communi-
ties around Lake Okeechobee,
and what steps have been taken
to sustain agriculture jobs and im-
plement ethanol production in the
Glades area. As'a member of the
House Agriculture Committee, he
recognized that agriculture is the
second largest industry in Florida.
He mentioned his involvement
with the recently passed farm bill
that was important to the south
central part of the state.
"It has been a long time since
a representative has made a com-
mitment to the Glades communi-
ties," he said.
Historically, it was the most
beneficial farm bill for Florida,
according to the congressman.
Florida is the second largest re-
cipient of block grants provided
by the bill. The bill funds research
of pest and disease resistant fruits,
vegetables and specialty crops. It
will help in marketing farmers'
products, and increases funds for
emergency food assistance pro-
grams like food banks, food pan-
tries, and soup kitchens.. It also
increases the required amount
of fruits and vegetables deemed
necessary for school children,
and it increased the sugar loan
rate from 18 cents to 18.75 cents.
Tim Mahoney specifically men-
tioned the ethanol loan guarantee
program for expanding cellulosic
biofuel incentives. He explained
that loans for building biofuel
refineries of citrus peel scrap are
guaranteed, and that it has the
advantage of having ready-made
customers in the oil companies.
o ernmmPntPd that it will create
Congressman Tim Mahoney at the Clewiston Inn.
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Her House to Grocery Store
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front her house directly to the entrance of her favorite
gnxery store. When asked by curious onlookers why she
didn't just drive her car there, she -',
painlessly replied, \" .,' of your .
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"During slow times like these,
the last thing we need is a
government that wastes money.
As a member of the Florida
Citrus Commission for six years,
every one of my votes and all
my actions werefor lower
taxes, less spending, and a
reduction in the size of
- Tris Chapmnan
AS A PROVEN BUSINESS LEADER,
TRIS CHAPMAN WILL FIGHT TO:
SGet our local economy back on track
0 Loweryour taxes.
* End wasteful government spending
SUse responsible budgeting practices to save money
* Never raise the county gas tax
* Provide tax incentives to help bring new
agricultural business and clean industries
In times like these, we don't' need government
bureaucrats raising our taxes.
WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE US. I
WE NEED 'IlS CItAIPMAN.
On November 4th, Vote or
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new jobs and a market for agri-
cultural waste in Florida.
Poverty in the communities
around Lake Okeechobee was
addressed. "The area school drop
out rate is 40 percent, yet 80 per-
cent of those students had passing
grades," explained Tim Mahoney.
In his opinion this points to
the sheer hopelessness felt by so
many young people in the Glades
area. There is no incentive to con-
tinue education if there are no
jobs. He intends for the biofuel
industry to create jobs and fund
infrastructure, energy, education
and job training for people in
Okeechobee, LaBelle, Moore Ha-
ven, Clewiston, Belle Glade and
In September, representative
Mahoney traveled around Glades
County to assess damage by
Tropical Storm Fay. He was ques-
tioned about FEMA's re-evalua-
tion to put Glades County on the
list of counties in need. He com-
mented that Angela Snow, Glades
County emergency management
director, and county commission-
ers would not give up. They went
back into the neighborhoods and
knocked on doors until they es-
tablished the necessary informa-
tion required by FEMA's assess-
ment formula. He mentioned that
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee
also brought the plight of Glades
County to his attention. One of
Lee's department members lives
in Moore Haven and her home
suffered a lot of damage. The
congressman feels the dedication
of local officials is what it took to
put the county on FEMA's list.
When asked about the sale of
U.S. Sugar Corporation to South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, he commented that it may
not be a good idea to pull the
rug from beneath our feet after
the farm bill encourages the pro-
duction of biofuels. He wants to
know more about the true cost of
the land, the cost of engineering
the flow way, and the protection
of the area's economy.
"I haven't seen the math that
shows it is a good deal for the
state," he said.
Before Tim Mahoney left to
visit other communities he spoke
about water .issues. He believes
the state and its agencies must
clean up the Everglades and Lake
Okeechobee, but they must re-
consider using the big lake as the
only reservoir. It is not logical to
relinquish fresh water that could
-b)Le sed for community uue dild
irrigation during times of drought,
or which could become part of
the water flow to the Everglades.
Other reservoirs needed to revive
Lake Okeechobee as a recreation
It has been reassuring to resi-
dents that Tim Mahoney took an
interest in the area's agri-busi-
ness, infrastructure, environment
and lack of jobs. However, with
increasing election updates from
mainstream media on his lack of
private discretion and judgment, it
is difficult to see how he can hold
onto his office as a United States
For too lohg the communities
around the big lake have been ne-
glected by United States senators
and representatives. The feeling
of hopelessness has been here
for decades. It is not for lack of
trying to improve the situation.
Heaven knows local folks keep,
trying to turn things around; but
they end up like the brave pond
turtles that try to cross the road.
In Glades County, young people
cannot earn a living and have to
move their blossoming families
away from home. In the tri-cities
of western Palm Beach County,
young people are just point-blank
killing each other.
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THE CURRENT SHERIFFS, IN THE
SURROUNDING COUNTIES HAVE ALL ENDORSED
SHERIFF RONNIE LEE'S RE-ELECTION
SHERIFF RONNIE LEE'S close relationship and cooperation with the surrounding
law enforcement agencies has resulted in these endorsements!
When air support, swat teams and additional manpower is needed, surrounding law
enforcement agencies are quick to provide Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee
with these services, SAVING HENDRY COUNTY TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS RECOGNIZE
SHERIFF RONNIE LEE'S QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND RECORD.
PLEASE JOIN THEM AND RE-ELECT
SHERIFF RONNIE LEE.
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LEADING WITH COMMON SENSE AND A TRUE CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Advantages of being your Sheriff I will'implement a minimirum of six (6) additional Deputies to rovde 24 hou service to
the citizens of the outlined communities. (Montura, Pioneer, Ladeca and Felda.) *This will
Veteran Law Enforcement Officer with diverse be done by reallocating over $300,000 00 a year salaries of duplicated administrative posi-
Experience and progressive, Up-To-Date Law tions and positions with no job description. (trading salary for salary)
SI will have a standard of expectation from me to the deputies to ensure that the citizens -
Successful Business Experience are being treated with respect and integrity. o I will replace the "US and THEM" mentality-
Multi-level Law Enforcement Collaboration e
concerning the interaction of the agency employees and the citizens of this county.
"Extensive Working Knowledge of Hendry
County" I will train each Dispatcher and certify for the first time under the Association of Public
Clear Mission Statement (What Our Objectives Safety Communicators (APCO) Telecommunicators School AND as a certified Emergency
Are & How We Will Achieve Them?) Medical Dispatcher or EMD. "Critical care will begin the moment you call 911 to our office"
Our Friends and Families of Hendry ;i
Working for the Hendry County Sheriffs I will bring the long awaited cooperation between the Hendry County Sheriffs Office and County, Florida Fa es of Her
Office and the Clewiston Police Department the Clewiston Police Department to better serve all citizens of Hendry County. This will
for the past decade, I have the advantage of include Re-connecting the information sharing computer system so needed in this time of Recently we each ran an ad in the various
knowing what works and what does not in Recently we each ran an ad in t he various
Hendry County. I know the Agency and its media endorsing Steve Whidden for
employees. I know the citizens of Hendry Sheriff of Hendry County, Florida With
County and the criminal element. We will be I will ensure that the City of LaBelle's contracted deputies stay within the city limits as e o eny ounty oa W
able to hit the ground running with no delay in stated by contract. early voting now in full swing and the gen-
operational functionality. eral election just a few short days away,
c I will expand and enhance the agricultural unit within the Sheriffs department to properly we wanted to emphasize how important it
address the critical needs of the farm and ranch communities. is to place each and every vote this year.B
Accomplishments tWe want to remind each of you that it is f
t I will implement a standardized field training program for new Deputies and will offer con-, not about parties this election. It is about
Responsible for the taking down the Largest tinual training to keep them up-to-date. changing the way our communities are
Marijuana grow operation in the history of
Florida (30,360 plants) (Montura 200412005) have a history and belief of open communication between myself and the citizens I treated and serviced by the Hendry ,
Seized 250 Kilos of cocaine headed from have served, I will continue that trait as your Shenriff. County Sheriff. Lee has had two four
Texa2 is tsoutw Foridha. e (2iyear terms to accomplish the self
Texas to southwest Florida. (2006) ... .
SI will not pretend that Hendry County does not have a gang problem. I will work with ,imposed goals that he spoke of 12 years
Seized over five pounds of Methamphetamine other agencies and focus on those involved in all gang related activities. ago and still has not done sol Please
that was to be delivered in our area (2006) join us both in our support to elect STEVE
Seized over 2,800 pounds of marijuana from a *Due to the status of uncertainty and lack of information provided by the current HIDDEN, as our new Sheriff of Hendry
Seized over 2,800 pounds of marijuana from a Administration of the Sheriff's Office, I will immediately implement a minimum of 24 sepa- Countyl We must change this trend and
Rastafarian Cartel on an undercover operation rate audits that address EACH and every aspect of the Sheriffs Office to restore accounta- ensure that our tax dollars are spent to
in Jamaica. (2006) ability and credibility to them. OUR advantage ir keeping our communi-
Federally indicted and prosecuted a Clewiston ties SAFE!
crack cocaine dealer in Clewiston seizing over I will upgrade and implement a new communications system that is already in operation
130 grams of crack cocaine. 'throughout thl State of Florida and shared by most agencies except for the Sheriffs Office.
ICurrently the Sheriffs Office cannot communicate with any other agency during joint opera- Sincerely,
Instrumental in virtually sealing off and shut- tions such as disaster or mutual aid. I will determine where a $200,000 award in the form '||; A/m
ting all narcotics operations within the City of of a check' given to Ronnie Lee by Congressman Mark Foley on November 30, 2005 went
Clewiston. (Was recognized by the Clewiston that was for this purpose but never done! (SOURCE: Caloosa Belle article and Picture
Police Chief during a Clewiston Commission December 8, 2005) 'Former Candidates for Hendry County
City of Clewiston Employee of the year (2005) And Supporters of Steve Whidden for
SI will make sure that you get better law enforcement and service for your money. Sheriff
These are simply managerial decisions that will be made without stressing the budget.