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At a Glance
The Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val Committee is seeking nomi-
nees for the Pioneer Family
2009, if you have nominations
please submit your letters now
for the December meeting.
The criteria for the Pioneer
Family is that they have lived
here for 70 years. It may sound
impossible but there are some
around who have not been
Mail your letters to:
Swamp Cabbage Festival,
P.O. BOX 2081, LaBelle, FL.
33975 or bring to the Chamber
Office at 125 Hickpochee Ave.
Cancer Society plans
This year, the local Cancer
Society branch would like
to start honoring our survivors
and caregivers as soon as pos-
sible. Come and help us kick-
off this year's celebration at our
first relay luncheon.
We would love to get your
opinions and suggestions for
the upcoming relay and will
also be getting your input on
community support issues.
Please join us for an after-
noon of food, fun and discus-
sion and don't forget to bring
other friends or family mem-
bers who might be interested to
the Dallas B. Townsend Center
on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 12:30
until 3 p.m. to a Pot Luck Lun-
cheon. Bring your favorite dish
and dress comfortably.
Guest speaker will be Mon-
ica Dunkley, a registered nurse
with the CARE Program who
has been involved with a Care-
giver support group in LaBelle
for the past year. She will speak
on "Caregiving and Living"
Topic for discussion will be,
"Does LaBelle need a cancer
survivor support group?
Please RSVP to Gisela Ells-
worth, Survivor/Caregiver Chair
at 863-674-0950 or by emial to:
you don't RSVP Come any-
Get your flu shot now
Hendry Regional Medical
Center is offering flu shots for
For additional information
call Convenient Care Center at
Dinner Dec. 4
Mark your calendar now
for the Dec. 4 Captain Hendry
Dinner to benefit the Education
Center of Southwest Florida,
The event begins at 5:30
p.m. at the Captain Hendry
House on Fraser Street. Good
company, Cracker cuisine, des-
sert auction, music and more.
Tickets are $25 each.
Call 675-6800 for tickets or
No Trash Pickup
There will be no trash or Re-
cycle (Port LaBelle) pick up on
Thursday, Nov. 27, due to the
Normal pick up will resume
the next scheduled day. Trans-
fer stations in both Clewiston
and LaBelle will also be closed.
Please call 675-5252 if you have
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Veterans Day: Fulfilling a precious duty
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LaBelle came together once again to honor American veterans everywhere on Nov.
11 those who "wrote a blank check" to the United States for any amount up to and
including their lives.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
This Veterans Day ceremonies were moved to the site of the new Veterans Memorial
to be constructed across from the Courthouse on SR 80. The labor of love will include
landscaping, lighting and areas for reflection. Dontions are currently being accepted
and memorial bricks may be purchased in honor of a veteran through American Legio
Post 130. The memorial will stand in the center of town as LaBelle's commitment to
those who committed so much to us all. Pictured from left: American Legion Post 130
Commander Butch Blake, Mayor Paul Puletti, DAV Chapber 144 Commander Steve
Williams and VFW Post 10100 Commander Dave Doerr. At left is a rendering of the
Jake Blackburn: Memories
By Patty Brant
You just don't meet too
many folks like Jake Blackburn
any more. At 96 (as of Nov. 14)
he still has a sparkle in his eye
and a spring in his step. All that
may well come from living a
good life, filled with his family,
a job he loved doing and a life-
long devotion to his Bible.
He was born on a farm in
Colquit County, Georgia, Nov.
14, 1912, At three years of age,
he moved with his family to
North Florida and established
another farm -1,600 acres of
cotton, tobacco, peanuts and
corn. Jake was the oldest, with
six sisters. By the time he was
just eight years old, he was do-
ing the majority of the heavy
When he got old enough,
he knew he'd had enough of
So he made his livelihood in
the grocery business. Over the
years, Jake managed a number
of grocery stores in Florida from
LaBelle to Naples, to Miami and
Immokalee to East Fort Myers.
In 1932, at the age of 20,
Jake moved to LaBelle to work
with his uncle, C.A. Davis, at his
grocery store on Bridge Street.
He lived in an apartment over
the store with his uncle, Mose
Jake recalls those days
well. Flora and Ella were his
best customers and he made
good friends with the employ-
ees something he always did
throughout his career.
When he got homesick he
went back to North Florida,
but couldn't stay away. In 1935
he came back to LaBelle and
stayed for another eight years.
The LaBelle store was lo-
cated where the Handy North
is now, on CR 78. Right there
with it there was a drug store,
feed store barber shop and ice
cream parlor, he recalls.
He said the most fun were
the employee barbecues and,
he says with a smile, he always
liked the girls. His wife Doris
See Memories Page 2
Kulpa continues challenge
By Patty Brant
In an election year filled with
high emotions, vigorous debate
and historic implications Hen-
dry County was not without its
own Election Day twist.
Just five votes separated in
cumbent Property Appraiser
Kristina Kulpa and her op-
ponent, Phillip Pelletier when
the counting was done Tues-
day, Nov. 4. Mr. Pelletier had
garnered 5,255 votes to Ms.
Kulpa's 5,250. After the recount
Monday, Nov. 10, they were still
separated by five votes, con-
firming challenger Phill Pelle-
tier as the winner.
However, Ms. Kulpa is
continuing to search for any
recourse in challenging the
outcome. She said she is re
searching the law and talking
to attorneys. She intends to pur-
sue any avenue she may find.
"I am not relinquishing my
job," she said, "I still have the of-
fice. I do not feel defeated." She
added that she is very grateful
for all her support and knows
that she has done a good job as
The recount itselfwas a tense
five hour process, that lasted
from 3 p.m. till it finally ended
at 8 p.m. Both candidates sat
quietly inside the counting area
with their respective party chair-
man. The canvassing board,
including County Judge Jim
Sloan, County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy and Supervisor
of Elections Lucretia Strickland,
resolved any questions coming
up through the tedious process
of counting first the early bal-
lots, then absentees, and finally
each precinct vote.
With a total of 16,987 regis-
tered voters in Hendry County,
a substantial number took ad-
vantage of early voting. In fact,
4, 884 approximately one
third of all Hendry County vot-
See Recount Page 2
LABELLE, FL (November
10, 2008) Local elementary
schools have an extra reason
to be thankful next week when
they receive $5,000 from John-
son Engineering's 2008 Support
Our Schools program.
Five area counties each
picked one K-5 school within
their district to receive the
grant. The Hendry County
School Board selected LaBelle
LaBelle Elementary princi-
pal John Baker will accept the
$5,000 check during a presen-
tation at the school Wednesday,
Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The school
will use $1,000 of the grant to
purchase reading materials at
their next Scholastic Book Fair.
The remaining $4,000 will go
towards equipment and sup-
plies for the school's teachers.
The Hendry County School
Board selected LaBelle Ele-
mentary for its administration
and faculty's consistent efforts
in maintaining high standards
and expectations for its stu-
dents. The school also excels in
The four schools selected
for the grant in neighboring
See Grant- Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Former LaBelle resident Jake Blackburn shows off a pho-
to of his lovely wife, Doris. He will be 96 Nov. 14.
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Phillip Pelletier is joined by Hendry County Democratic Chair-
man Carol Griggs for Monday's Property Appraiser recount.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Incumbent Property Appraiser Kristina Kulpa with Hendry
County Republican Party chairman Mel Karau wait during
the tense recount process Monday.
ount rights casting their ballots, were distributed among a num- "I look forward to working
Recount lIn the Presidential election, ber of third party candidates. diligently for Hendry County," a
Hendry County voters leaned Hendry County has 9,239 reg- very happy Phillip Pelletier said
Continued From Page 1 slightly toward John McCain with istered Democrats; 5,434 Repub after the recount. To the voters
5,779 votes (52.95 percent). Ba- licans; 1,757 No Party Affiliation; he said, "Thank you for all your
ers cast their votes before Nov. rack Obama commanded 4,998 and 557 other, support. God bless you." He then
4. In the heaviest turnout in quite votes (45.79 percent) in Hendry Mr. Pelletier will take office in added with a big smile, "Every
awhile, 10,976HendryCountians County. The other votes cast January. vote counts!"
exercised their most American of
Last week's county commis-
sion story erroneously reported
that a special exception request
to allow a dance hall at the Az-
teca Supercentro on SR 29S was
approved. Actually, the motion
by for approval was tied with two
ayes and two nays. Commission-
er Bo Pelham was not present for
Continued From Page 1
counties are Peace River Elemen-
tary, Charlotte County; Tice El-
ementary, Lee County; Eden Park
Elementary, Collier County; and
Woodland Elementary, Pasco
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architecture, and geographic
According to County Attorney
Mark Lapp, because no action
was taken to actually approve
or deny the special exception, it
must come up again for consider
ation at the December 9 commis-
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doesn't mind. She knows he's a
Free time was spent with
friends swimming in the river
and jumping off the old turnstyle
Jake said he loved LaBelle
and the job here, but when he
got the chance to move up and
better himself, well, of course he
In the '40s, a friend in Do
than, Alabama, opened a big
new store and asked Jake to
come work for him. That turned
out to be the best move he ever
made because one of the young
ladies who worked there told
him about her twin sister. Doris
worked at the bus station and
came to shop to the store with
their mother. When Jake finally
met Doris, that was it for him.
He knew he'd met the right one.
He married that young lady and
they moved to Miami where Jake
would manage Carl's Supermar-
ket. Doris said moving to Florida
was like a big adventure.
After four months, Jake got
in a place called Jerome, south
of Alligator Alley, four miles north
of Everglades City. Jerome had
the big C.J. Jones saw mill where
Jake managed the commissary,
and the town also boasted some
350 homes, Doris recalls. Jake
and Doris' twin girls, Linda Jo
and Lana Joy, were born there.
In 1959 Jake took over what he
feels was his best store the Palm
Beach Blvd. B&B in East Fort My-
ers. Jake proudly said it was the
most profitable in the chain and
it was his management skills that
made it happen. He built the
store up from a $29,000 a year
business to $89,000.
Still, no matter how success-
ful he was, the lure of opening
his own business was too much
The next stop was Immoka-
lee, to open his own business
- the Shopworth on New Mar-
ket Road. The family lived in
Immokalee three different times.
The girls attended first and
fifth grade in Immokalee, and
graduated from IHS with the
35-member Class of 1966. Linda
Jo Fain now lives in Fort Myers
and Jack and Doris live with her.
Sister Lana Joy Hart lives on the
East Coast, but is staying there
also, helping to care for their par-
ents. She said living in Jerome
and Immokalee she and her sis-
ter loved the woods, fishing and
picnics (with the best steaks you
ever had and their mother's po-
tato salad and beans).
Doris said she loved living in
Immokalee where she made
some of the best friends she ever
She taught Sunday school at
First United Methodist Church
and worked at First Bank of
Immokalee (now Florida Com-
munity Bank) in the '60s. She
gained experience in just about
all departments, she said, but
mostly in the loan department.
She was Chairman of the Board
for Marion E. Fether Collier
Health Services for 14 years, and
remains on the board even now.
These days, Jake has lost
some of his hearing. Twelve
years ago throat cancer left him
with tracheotomy and difficulty
Always at his side, his beloved
Doris helped him relearn how to
Doris is bed ridden with lym-
phoma cancer and is on hospice
care true angels, as the family
But the sparkle has never left
Jake. He walks five to ten miles a
day, sometimes more, and dotes
on his lovely wife, who remains
the light of his life. He still keeps
up on the grocery
business and misses be-
ing able to work, especially the
people who meant so much to
him. He still reads his Bible every
Most of all, he finds it really
remarkable that he was blessed
with four precious children, Gra-
dy Tyrone, Silvia Ann and Jo and
Joy, and that he has eight grand-
children and 19 great-grandchil-
Thinking back on his long
life and career, Jake recalls, "I've
seen it all grow so much!" He
comments that he's had a busy
life a good time then adds with
his eyes toward the sky, "He's
blessed me a heap, especially
November is National Diabetes Month. Do you have diabetic changes in your eyes?
Schedule a dilated eye exam to find out.
FAMILY EYE CARE
Bell ringer kick off
The Salvation Army's bell ring-
ing project will kick off at 4 p.m.
today (Thursday) at the Winn
Dixie. Help them get this season's
donations off to a good start.
FCB plans food drive
Florida Community Bank's
sixth annual Thanksgiving Food
Drive is collecting non-perishable
item for the Salvation Army of
LaBelle. Suggested donations in-
clude: canned sweet potatoes,
stuffing mix, canned corn and
green beans, mashed potato mix,
evaporated milk, cranberry sauce,
gravy, spices and seasonings, rolls
and boxes of brown sugar.
Drop off donations at the FCB
lobby, 155 N. Bridge Street, until
Friday, Nov. 21.
Food for the homeless
The Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition is collecting food. Please
drop off food items any time this
month at United Way House, 117
Fort Thompson Ave., Hendry
County SHIP Office, 164 S. Lee
St. LaBelle or 100 E. El Paso Ave.
Clewiston, or the Glades County
SHIP Office, 196 6th St. Moore
Please bring canned items
with pop tops or foil peeled tops,
energy bars, Pop tarts, bottled
water, peanut butter, crackers in
sealed packages, plastic forks,
spoons and knives.
For more information call Er-
ica Villafuerte at 863-946-6004 or
MCA plans pot luck
Bring a covered dish for Muse
Community Association's pot
luck Thanksgiving dinner Thurs-
day, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the
community center. For further in-
formation please call Jimmy Cian-
frani, president, at 863-674-0467.
Theater to hold semi
Semi-Annual Meeting for
the Firehouse Cultural Center is
scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 13,
at 5:30 p.m., 241 N. Bridge St.,
LaBelle. All members with paid
dues will be eligible to vote on
matters coming before the meet-
ing. Questions re Theater call 863
675-3066 and leave a message.
Caregivers, take a
well earned break
LaBelle's Caregiver Sup-
port Group will be held the last
Wednesday of every month. Next
meeting Nov. 26 at First Christian
Church of LaBelle 2-4 p.m. Take a
break, relax and join us for some
group conversation centered
around you the Caregiver!
This group is open to all care-
givers. Snacks and Coffee will be
provided. R.S.V.P. & information
call #1-866-231- 0921
Spaghetti in Ortona
The Ortona Community As-
sociation will hold a spaghetti
buffet dinner on Saturday, Nov,
15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Ortona
Community Center, Ortona Road
(Highway 78A). This popular all-
you-can-eat meal features pasta
and delicious meat sauce pre-
pared by Glades County Commis-
sioner Donna Storter-Long. Also
included are salad, garlic toast,
green beans, dessert, coffee and
iced tea, all for $7.
For advance tickets or further
information, contact OCA board
member: community. Everyone
Pick up political signs
All political candidates and
business and homeowners
should be aware that campaign
signs need to be removed within
30 days after the election.
PVD turkey shoot
Pioneer Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment will have a turkey and ham
shoot Nov. 21 and 22 beginning
at 7 p.m. The station is located at
2499 Hendry Isles Blvd.
First Bank says thanks
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 cookin' 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 -
hamburgers, hot dogs and more!
Not a customer yet? That's
OK, stop by for lunch anyway and
check out their great rates and
Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Flora &
Ella's on Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m. All
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FEMA: Stay ready till
hurricane season ends
The Department of Home-
land Security's Federal Emergen-
cy Management Agency (FEMA)
is urging citizens to remain
ready for the effects of hurri-
canes as Tropical Storm Paloma
churns in the Gulf of Mexico. As
with all threats to American lives
and property, FEMA is monitor-
ing Paloma's course and taking
actions to ensure the Agency is
prepared to respond.
Hurricane season officially
ends November 30, 2008, but
that doesn't always mean the
threat of hurricane damage has
passed. Storms have material
ized well after that date in years
past. Staying preparing and pay-
ing attention are the best bet to
keeping safe in the event of an
Currently, Tropical Storm
Paloma is moving slowly north-
northwest in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reports from an Air Force Re
serve hurricane hunter aircraft
indicate that maximum sus-
tained winds have increased
to near 40 miles per hour,
with higher gusts. Additional
strengthening is forecast during
the next couple of days and Pal-
oma could become a hurricane
on Friday. Tropical storm force
winds extend outward up to 25
miles from the center.
Storms are expected to con-
tinue, bringing heavy rains, high
winds and dangerous condi-
tions. Tornado activity is possi-
ble in many of the communities,
and potential flooding remains
as evacuations are being ordered
in localities already impacted or
facing threats. Being prepared
can save lives and property.
While emergency officials are
preparing for and responding
to the storms, individuals also
should take steps to plan for
emergencies. The following are
preparedness steps individuals
can take now to protect their
homes and families:
Tune in to radio and televi-
sion broadcasts that provide vital
emergency information. Have a
battery-powered radio on hand
in case of power outages.
Know the evacuation routes
in your area. Stay informed and
listen to local officials regarding
Find out what you can do to
be safe, such as creating family
disaster plans. A wealth of infor-
mation on preparing for a flood
or other disasters is available
online at www.ready.gov and
www.fema.gov. These Web sites
have reading materials for fami
lies, pet owners, business and
community leaders, plus check-
lists and practice exercises.
Apply for Off-Road Vehicle
The Off Road Vehicle (ORV)
permitting lottery for Big Cy-
press National Preserve is open.
Permits are valid for 13 months,
January 1, 2009 through January
Submit applications by mail or
fax, postmarked by Nov. 30, 2008.
Send via mail to Big Cypress Na-
tional Preserve, Attention ORV
Permit Office, 33100 Tamiami
Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141, or
via fax at 239-695-2850.
Lottery applications will be
mailed out to current permit
holders and landowner/lessees
with property located within the
legislative boundaries of Big Cy
press NP You may also request
the application from the Oasis
ORV Permit Office or download
an application at [to be posted
once on web]
In 2007 the National Park
Service sold 1,911 permits. Ac-
cordingly the Superintendent
has announced that the preserve
will initiate the lottery process ef-
fective 10/31/08. Lottery applica-
tions will be mailed out to current
permit holders and landowner/
lessees with property located
within the legislative boundaries
of Big Cypress NP You may also
request the application from the
Oasis ORV Permit Office or down-
load an application at http://
Entries may be submitted by
mail or fax and are due into the
permit office or postmarked by
November 30, 2008.
If the number of entries is
greater than 2000, a random
drawing will be held by Dec. 15,
to select 2000 winners. Success
ful participants will be notified
by mail and/or email tocomplete
their permit purchase. All suc
cessful participants must com-
plete their purchase of an ORV
permit by January 31, 2009.
Should the total number of
permit requests exceed 2000, the
initial drawing will be designed to
issue one ORV permit opportu-
nity per applicant. If there are still
permits available the next round/s
will allow multiple permits to the
Unclaimed Permits will be
returned to the pool of available
permits. Should the number of ap-
plicants exceed 2000, unclaimed
permits will be made available to
the next person on the list. If the
number of applicants is less than
2000, than all applicants will be
able to purchase their requested
permits and the remainder will be
sold on a first come, first served
basis after January 31, 2009.
Since it is not unusual for one
family member to purchase, reg-
ister or title all of their families rec-
reational vehicles in their name,
this does not preclude the owner
of a vehicle from seeking an ORV
permit in the name of the family
member most likely to use it. In
such cases the entry must specify
the name of the family member
who will most likely operate the
ORV permits are non-transfer-
able and are valid for 13 months,
January 1, 2009-January 31, 2010.
At the time of purchase an appli-
cant must specify which vehicle
the permit will be placed on and
the ORV must have a valid inspec-
All successful applicants are
by Nov. 30
required to have a current inspec
tion sticker when they purchase
their permit. Those with expired
inspection stickers, stickers up for
re-inspection or vehicles that are
being registered for the first time
will need to pass inspection prior
to purchase of the ORV Permit.
We do not want to inconvenience
you, so i is in your best interest to
call ahead and make an appoint-
ment for inspection since we can
only conduct a limited number of
inspections each day. If you wish
to purchase a permit for a vehicle
that has not yet been inspected,
you may bring the ORV to the
Oasis Visitor Center between the
hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.,
Friday through Monday except
ORV operators must possess a
valid, free ORV Operator Permit
before operating a permitted and
inspected ORV in the Preserve.
These are available at the Oa-
sis Visitor Center. You will need to
show a valid state drivers license
or learners permit and partici-
pate in a computer based training
The Big Cypress National Pre-
serve ORV Advisory Committee
will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at
3:30 p.m. at the Everglades City
Community Center, 205 Buckner
Avenue, Everglades City, Florida.
The meeting will be open to
the public, and time will be re-
served for public comment.
Written comments for Adviso-
ry Committee consideration may
be sent to:
Superintendent, Big Cypress
National Preserve, 33100 Ta-
miami Trail East, Ochopee, FL
34141-1000, Attn: ORV Advisory
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Hope Hospice: Learn to live a good life
By Samira K. Beckwith,
President and CEO
At Thanksgiving, many Ameri-
cans express their gratitude for
the opportunity to live a good life.
Even people who are appropriate
for hospice care can share that
Recently a little child in our
care told us that if he could do just
one thing, it would be to spend a
day at a theme park with his fam-
ily. For many, that would be rela-
tively easy. For others, including
this child's family, it would be a
Katherine Sanz, 18, was ar-
rested Nov. 4 and charged with
making a false report to law en-
forcement on a capitol felony. F
Herrera was arresting officer.
Domingo Antonio Dominguez,
23, was arrested Nov. 4 and
charged with a non-moving traf-
fic violation operating a motor ve-
hicle with no valid driver license.
Deputy Elver was arresting offi
Matthew Dwayne Whidden,
24, was arrested Nov. 3 and
charged as a fugitive from justice
Glades County and conservation-
environmental littering over 500
pounds. Deputy Justin Smith was
Willie Paul Ferrero, 31, was ar-
rested Nov. 9 and charged with ag-
gravated assault without a deadly
weapon and no intent to kill and
battery touch/strike. Deputy N.
Kirk was arresting officer.
Roy Allen Navarro, 21, was ar-
rested Nov. 9 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and no intent to kill. Dep-
uty Neidert was arresting officer.
Marbel C. Hernandez, 29, was
arrested Nov. 8 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from Indian
River County. Deputy S. Bell was
Jerome Odoms Jr., 16, was ar-
rested Nov. 8 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon with no intent to kill.
Deputy J. Woods was arresting
Lavelle Dennard, 21, was ar-
rested Nov. 8 and charged with
non-moving traffic violation no
valid driver license, non-moving
traffic violation driving with a sus-
pended license, dealing in stolen
property and resisting an officer/
obstruction by disguised person.
Deputy K. Thomas was arresting
Iran Labrada Palacio, 35, was
arrested Nov. 7 and charged as a
fugitive from justice from Hillsbor-
ough County. Deputy K. Thomas
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major undertaking, financially
and physically. We were able to
make it happen, and for him, it
was no ordinary day at the park. It
was a very special, one-time-only
experience. Mom and Dad did
not take his laughter and smiles
for granted, and they will cling
lovingly to that memory forever.
We helped the little boy and his
family to have a good life.
It is fitting that National Hospice
Month is observed in November,
at Thanksgiving time. President
Bush has issued a Proclamation
was arresting officer.
Victor Carlos Najira was ar-
rested Nov. 7 and charged with
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, manufacture or de-
liver Schedule 1 and possession/
use narcotic equipment.
Dennis Eugene Johnson, 50,
was arrested Nov. 7 and charged
with battery second or subse-
quent offense. Deputy L. Brooks
was arresting officer.
Caroline Vitier Mendoza, 37,
was arrested Nov. 6 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy Bonnie Weaver
was arresting officer.
Josue Modesto Alvarez, 17,
was arrested Nov. 6 and charged
with carrying a concealed weap-
on electrical weapon or device,
possession of weapon by delin-
quent act felony other st FA con-
cealed and altering identification
on weapon removing serial
number on firearm.
Albert Favors Jr. 26, was ar-
rested Nov. 5 and charged with
firing a weapon into a dwelling,
vehicle, building or aircraft and
criminal mischief under $200.
Inv. R. Archer was was arresting
Zitavious Demikious Strawder,
25, was arrested Nov. 5 and
charged on a warrant with VOP
felony or community control.
Deputy P. Short was arresting of-
Douglas Scott Perkins, 30, was
arrested Nov. 15 and charged
with VOP felony or community
control. Deputy Bonnie Weaver
was arresting officer.
Cergio Rios Garcia, 41, was
arrested Nov. 4 and charged with
VOP felony or community control
Deputy Bonnie Weaver was ar-
Luis Chaparro, 17, was arrest-
ed Nov. 4 and charged with deal-
ing in stolen property. Lt. Joe Lee
was arresting officer.
stating, "Americans believe that
every person has matchless value
throughout all of life's stages. Our
nation's hospice caregivers lift up
souls, offer peace of mind, and
strengthen America's culture of
Making people aware of this
is purpose of National Hospice
Month. Everyone in the commu-
nity should know about the care
and support available to them
Our mission is to provide ex
ceptional care and support to ev-
ery individual and their loved ones
as they fulfill life's journey. Our
care includes pain management,
symptom control, emotional sup
port, and spiritual care as well as
medications and supplies. The
focus of care is quality of life for
each day, making each moment
count and providing hope.
During National Hospice
Month and all year long, we en-
courage the community to be
mindful of this special care avail-
able to everyone in need, regard-
less of age, type of illness, or abil
ity to pay.
Hospice care can be provided
for as long as needed. In some cas-
es, care has continued for years.
Most people in hospice care can
remain in their own home. Hos-
pice involves the family and offers
professional support and training
in caring for their loved ones.
The Thanksgiving season is a
good time to talk with loved ones
about living a good life, even near
its end. Together, you can plan for
your future health care needs and
wishes, and you can document
your instructions in the event you
become unable to speak for your-
self. Advance Directives forms are
available on our Web site at http://
Hope also offers long-term
care programs for the seriously ill
who do not require hospice.
To learn more about how we
can help, please visit our Web site
at www.hopehospice.org or call
Hope at (239) 482-4673 or (800)
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Republicans =- we shall rise again: America didn't reject conser-
vatism, America has rejected George Bush. It's a continuation of the
past couple years.
Republicans must reclaim their traditional conservative role and
turn their backs on the government intrusions President Bush has put
on us all.
Forget about the conspiracy theories. Obama will be president. We
all have to get used to that. He will be president and deserves our sup
port. America is going to be tested.
Oppose Obama on issues. We can beat Obama at the ballot box
When the time is right Sarah Palin will be a formidable force.
Commissioner race: I am also pleased at the winners, and you
have the right to post as you please. I am disappointed no Republican
ran against Karson Turner, I feel he was not voted in but the Demo-
crats voted out Mr. Pelham and then won by default in the general
Disappointed: I am so disappointed in the Caloosa Belle. Election
coverage and not one word about Obama being elected president!
This was a national election and a historic one. You all just missed
People don't care: I have seen so many dogs and cats dropped off
in my neighborhood by people who think it's no big deal to just let
them run free once they don't want them anymore. These are depen-
dent creatures that need love and care every day. They don't deserve
to be thrown away like so much garbage. They offer you unqualified
love and devotion. What do they get in return?
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 87. Winds will be calm
with a 20 percent chance of showers.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 66. Winds will
be calm with a low around 66.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 86. Winds will be from the
south between 3 and 6 mph with a 20 percent chance of showers.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 65 and a 20 percent
chance of showers.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 82 and a 20 percent
chance of showers.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 60 and a 20 per-
cent chance of showers.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 77 and a 20 percent chance
Sunday night: Mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.
Monday: Mostly clear with highs in the upper 70s.
From the heart
We would like to thank Margie
Puletti, Glenda Harris, Suzy Smith,
and the staff at LaBelle Elementa-
ry School for helping our family by
doing the benefit. We would also
like to thank Christ Central and
the entire community for show
ing an overwhelming amount
of love and support. It has truly
touched our family to receive all
the love and prayers from every
one not only in our hometown
of LaBelle but also extending out
to the surrounding communities.
Thank you all again and may God
Bless All of You.
The Family of
Virginia "Bea" Cantu
The residents and staff of Oak
brook of LaBelle would like to
thank all participants and spon-
sors of our annual Halloween
Spook House. It was a great suc-
cess and the residents enjoyed all
the ghosts and goblins who came
A special thanks to U-Save and
Winn-Dixie for helping with the
candy donations. A big thanks to
Mary Bartoshuk for her outstand-
ing assistance not just on Hallow-
een but all year long.
Also a big thanks to one of our
favorite nurses, Inge Lindstrom,
for helping out. Great job!
Residents and Staff
Oakbrook of LaBelle
The Kindergarten students
and teachers at Upthegrove El-
ementary School would like to
thank the LaBelle Volunteer Fire
Department for putting on a fan-
tastic fire safety program! Richard
Mourfield, Matt Coker, Jeff McGirt
and David Pittman arranged four
learning stations for all of the
classes to rotate through. We had
a great time, and truly appreciate
all of the effort that was involved
in making this such a memorable
experience! We would also like
to thank the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office for assisting our group
with walking to and from the fire
station. Thank you for keeping us
UES Kindergarten Stu-
dents & Teachers
Letters to the Editor
Time to come together
It is the day after an histori-
cal election which has left some
elated and jubilant and others in
shock and astonishment.
However, no matter what side
you were on before the election
now is time to come together as
citizens of the greatest nation in
Our freedom is not only to
voice our opinions but to decide
to put our best efforts to be the
driving force in striving for a na-
tion of excellence.
I am proud to be an American
and joyfully take my place and
accept my responsibility as one.
Furthermore, as a member of the
body of Christ, I know that God
expects me to be an example of
His love which is total acceptance
of the human race.
That in itself is the force or im-
pulse that should unite us to re-
veal through our daily life here in
our corner of the nation that we
can set aside our differences and
work together for the good of our
city, county, state, and ultimately
Please do not characterize me
as naive or ignorant for I have seen
and been a part of many things in
my lifetime that have had both
good and bad consequences.
Despite of all this, I can sayGod
never fails and though I might not
be in total accord with the ideals
or philosophies of those in office,
I respect the position they hold
and I assume my responsibility to
this extraordinary nation which
still is a land of opportunities.
Not only do I assume my re-
sponsibilities I also pray and de
clare: "God bless you and may
God continue to bless America."
Dr. Noemi Valentin
El Faro Assembly of God
The economic picture is cer
tainly not a rosy one for South-
The Lee County jobless rate hit
the 9.2% mark last month, which
amounts to over 26,000 people
looking for employment. Our
neighboring counties to the north
and east of us are not faring any
better. Charlotte County's unem-
ployment rate is 9.5% and Hendry
County has the state's highest
unemployment rate at 14.1 %.
Obviously, an economic recovery
program is desperately needed,
not only on the local level but on
a state and national level.
One solution to these econom-
ic woes is the implementation of
green jobs that utilize the skills of
our local residents.
The Green Economic Recov-
ery Program, proposed by the
Center for American Progress,
has a number of strategies in its
toolkit that encompass green job
opportunities along with clean
energy initiatives. It is a win win
situation that benefits both the
economy and the environment.
Providing a major boost to the
construction and manufacturing
sectors throughout the state and
the nation, the Green Economic
Recovery Program focuses on six
green infrastructure investment
According to the Center for
American Progress PERI Report,
(Political Economy Research In-
stitute), those priorities include
building retrofitting; mass transit
and freight rail; smart grid electri-
cal transmissions systems; wind
energy; solar energy; and ad-
In response to the decline of
construction jobs, this green eco-
nomic recovery program would
include investing in green infra-
Retrofitting existing buildings,
both commercial and residential,
to become more energy efficient
would require the services of
skilled construction workers. In
addition, the demand for energy
efficient windows, air condition-
ers, solar heaters, etc. would sup-
port increased US manufacturing
of these desirable products.
Another component of this
program is the increase in wind
and solar power in the commu
Alternative, renewable sources
of energy would provide jobs for
environmental engineers, sheet
metal workers, iron and steel
workers, construction equipment
Additional jobs would be
needed for support staff, clerical
help, accountants, business man
According to the PERI Report,
Florida would net 123,756 jobs,
based on June 2008 unemploy
The creation of these jobs
would reduce the state's unem
ployment rate by 1.3% in two
years. If a national program was
adopted, there would be 2 million
new jobs in the U.S. in a two year
Now is the time for the new
President and Congress to work
together to implement a national
policy for green jobs and green
energy which will result in a
strong economic recovery.
We can no longer afford to rely
on old strategies for economic re
covery. We need to think green!
Marti Daltry, Regional Con-
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Faith in the Marketplace: What are your priorities?
By Rev. Alan Kelmereit showed that most Americans set
Do you spend much time their priorities according to what
thinking about your priorities in they think will make them happy
life? What are the things that are and comfortable in life.
most important to you? What are Now, that doesn't sound terri-
the priorities bly bad, until we stop to consider
that guide the that an exclusively personally
decisions you based priority system does not ac
make at home, count for what is good for other
at work, among people as individuals, as a com-
your friends? munity or as a nation.
It's easy to L In other words, if I set my pri-
say that we orities based on what's good for
should review me, then if what I do to achieve
our personal pri- my objectives harms, or even de-
orities periodi- stroys you, it really doesn't matter
cally, but the fact to me. I'm quite certain it would
of the matter is Fr. Alan matter a great deal to you!
that most of us Kelmereit Obviously, what I'm getting
don't often think at here is that we should, in fact,
about our them. we need to, consider others and
George Barna, founder of The what might happen to them as a
Barna Research Group in Ven- result of the priorities we set for
tura, California, specializes in re- ourselves.
search on religious, particularly No one would argue that max
Christian, topics, imizing profit is a legitimate goal
One of his research ventures for a business, large or small. But
what are we willing to do maxi-
For example, what shortcuts is
a builder willing to take to maxi-
mize profits? We recently discov-
ered at Church of the Good Shep-
herd that the slab on which the
church is built is, in at least one
place, less than one inch thick.
Great for profits, expensive for
the church to repair the cracked
That may be a rare and ex-
treme example of what unprin-
cipled priorities can cost, but the
fact of the matter is that if our
priorities lead us to cheating and
damaging the people who rely on
our integrity, we will eventually
pay the price of lost reputation,
and that is high price to pay.
What does scripture say about
setting priorities? "Do nothing
from selfish ambition or conceit,
but in humility regard others as
better than yourselves.
Let each of you look not to
your own interests, but to the in-
terests of others."
That's from Paul's letter to the
Philippian church (Ch 2::3-4).
That may sound as radical in
the opposite direction, and totally
impractical to boot.
But, let me ask you, would you
rather do business with someone,
or a company, who puts their
own interests first, or who puts
your interests first?
For me, that's a no-brainer.
Does faith have a realistic
place in the marketplace? My as-
sertion is not only that it does, but
that it will move business toward
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the
Good Shepherd, one block south of
Rt 80 on Collingswood Pkwy in Port
LaBelle. 863-675-0385. FaithMarket-
Inside the dark side: Dr. Victor DeNoble to speak
In 1994 Dr. Victor DeNoble, af
ter a congressional release from a
confidentially agreement with the
tobacco company Philip Morris,
became the first "whistle-blower"
to begin tearing down the wall of
secrecy built by the tobacco in-
dustry. He was a key witness in
the federal government's case
against the industry and has tes
tified before Congress, the Food
and Drug Administration and
former Vice President Al Gore's
Tobacco Settlement Committee.
He has been featured on several
TV shows such as "60 Minutes,"
"Dateline NBC" and Sunday
Morning with David Brinkley.
Victor DeNoble, Ph.D. was
employed by Philip Morris in the
Behavioral Research Department
from 1980-1984. He performed
in-house Philip Morris rat studies
on nicotine and addiction and
was later fired by Philip Morris be
cause of sensitive nature of what
studies revealed about nicotine
addiction. As a former employee
of tobacco giant Phillip Morris
Dr. DeNoble speaks about his
experiences from inside the dark
side of tobacco. He shares im-
portant information about how
tobacco companies target youth
as 'replacement smokers' for the
30,000 smokers who die everyday
from the harmful effects of nico-
tine. Dr. DeNoble said he is deter
mined to get the truth out about
what the tobacco industry knew
about nicotine and that they were
consciously killing people who
are addicted. In April 1994, seven
executives from the tobacco in-
dustry stood before Congress and
testified that nicotine was not ad-
dictive, but rather it was a choice.
Two weeks after the testimony on
April 28, DeNoble testified that
the Philip Morris and the other six
tobacco executives knew 10 years
earlier that nicotine is an addictive
drug and were fully conscious the
product killed people. "My con
tribution is to show what the to-
bacco industry knew and when.
My role is to tell that the tobacco
companies made a conscious de
cision not to make a safer cigarette
that could have saved lives. They
chose to make money and profits
over lives," DeNoble says. Every-
one who is interested in learning
the truth about how the tobacco
companies target young people
to become smokers or dippers
and work to keep them addicted
will be interested in hearing Dr.
Dr. DeNoble will speak in
Moore Haven at the Doyle Conner
Building at 6 p.m. on Monday, No-
vember 17 and at Flora and Ella's
Restaurant at 7 a.m. on Tuesday,
November 18. The talks are free
and open to the public. Breakfast
will be available for purchase on
Tuesday. Dr. DeNoble will also
speak to students in schools in
Hendry and Glades counties.
Decision: Who wants to go to heaven?
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By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church,
If you have
dren you know
that get details
cently a second
told me she
had a little boy tell her, "My mom
had to get a flea shot." I think he
may have meant to say "flu."
Another story I heard was
about a little girl who always
thought the Easter hymn which
contains the line, "Up from the
grave He arose!" was saying "Up
from the gravy He arose.
Kids get confused. Adults can
sometimes be unclear on some
crucial truths from the Bible con-
cerning heaven. For example:
some proclaimed heaven is just
a "state of mind," a "fancy," a
"dream," an "idea," an "abstrac-
tion," or maybe "just a senti-
There is a counterpoint to all
that, however. In Acts 1:11 the
Angels didn't say Jesus went into
"an abstraction," but into heaven.
In Mt 6:10 Jesus didn't teach the
disciples to pray, "Our Father who
art in a state of mind. Rather He
taught them (and us!) "Our Fa-
ther who art in Heaven." When
the first martyr for the Christian
faith, Stephen, was being stoned
to death in Acts 7 he didn't say,
"Behold I see sentimental figures
opened and the Son Man stand-
ing at the right hand of God."
However, he did say, "I see the
A while back I read how one
theologian described the glory
world: "Heaven is an unknown
region with a well-known inhab-
itant." Richard Baxter expressed
his thoughts about heaven in
My knowledge of that life is
The eye of faith is dim
But it's enough that Christ
And I shall be with him.
Another well-known author,
J.I. Packer wrote the following
about heaven in his work entitled,
Your Father Loves You, "To those
who have learned to love and
trust Jesus, the prospect of meet
ing him face to face and being
with him forever is the hope that
keeps us going, no matter what
life may throw at us."
A review of the Scriptures tells
us we can be assured that heaven
will be our eternal dwelling and
how that confidence can be se
First, everything that is pre-
cious to us as Christians is in
Heaven. This would include our
citizenship (Phil. 3:20), our Heav-
enly Father (Mt. 5:16), the Lord
Jesus (Jn 14:lff and Heb. 9:24),
our brothers and sisters in Christ
(the Heb. 12:23), your name (Lk
10:20), your spiritual inheritance
(1 Pet. 1:3-4), you personal award
Mt. 5:12, and 1 Cor. 2:9), and your
spiritual treasure (Mt. 6:19-21)
After reviewing these truths,
it is not hard to understand why
Heaven is to be a key priority. Per-
haps that is why C.S. Lewis wrote
in his very fine volume, Mere
Christianity, "If you read history
you will find that the Christians
who did the most for the present
world were those who thought
most of the next.
It is since Christians have large-
ly ceased to think of the other
world that they have become so
ineffective in this. "If you are like
me it begs the question, "How
Does One Secure Citizenship in
Unless I miss my understand-
ing of the Bible, I see it is essential
to acknowledge sin's presence in
your life. I remember hearing Billy
Graham on Larry King Live once
as he acknowledged his own per-
sonal struggle with sin. Yet, the
good news is the grace of God
is greater than anyone's sin issue
and that if anyone will admit their
need for forgiveness, God gladly
pardons! I like that promise!
In The Bucket List, a 2007 film,
two terminally ill men-played
by Jack Nicholson and Morgan
Freeman-take a road trip to do
the things they always said they
would do before they, "kicked the
Prior to the film's release, Nich-
olson was interviewed in Parade
magazine. While reflecting on his
personal life, Nicholson said:
"I used to live so freely. The
mantra for my generation was
"Be your own man!" I always
said, "Hey, you can have what-
ever rules you want-I'm going
to have mine. I'll accept the guilt.
I'll pay the check. I'll do the time."
I chose my own way.
That was my philosophical
position well into my 50s. As I've
gotten older, I've had to adjust."
But reality has a way of get-
ting the attention of even a Jack
Nicholson. Later in the interview,
"We all want to go on forever,
don't we? We fear the unknown.
Everybody goes to that wall, yet
nobody knows what's on the
other side. That's why we fear
death."That is a very honest state-
ment by Nicholson. Does it reflect
your concerns, too?
If so, let me encourage you to
believe Christ when He said in
John 6:32, "I am the true bread
that has come down out of heav-
en." He will meet your greatest
fear, death, and grant you assur
ance of heaven if you will trust
Him. The Word confirms it in Co-
lossians 1:5; "There is a hope laid
up for you in heaven."
*Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church in La-
Belle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's. 863-675-HOPE
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scan for potential health problems
related to: blocked arteries which
can lead to a stroke, aortic aneu-
rysms which can lead to a rup-
tured aorta, and hardening of the
arteries in the legs, which are a
strong predictor of heart disease.
Also offered for men and women,
is a bone density screening to as-
sess their risk for osteoporosis.
Each screening requires ten
minutes or less to complete. A
complete vascular screening
package, including the Stroke/
Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aor
tic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial
Index (hardening of the arteries)
screenings is $119. Sign-up for a
complete vascular package; in-
clude the osteoporosis screening
and pay only $129.
Life Line Screening was es-
tablished in 1993, and has since
become the nation's leading
provider of vascular screenings.
Over 60 ultrasound teams are on
staff to travel to your local com-
munity, bringing the screenings
to you. These non-invasive, inex-
pensive and painless, ultrasound
tests help people identify their risk
for stroke, vascular diseases or os-
teoporosis early enough for their
physician to begin preventive pro-
For more information regard-
ing the screenings or to schedule
an appointment, call 1-800-324
1851. Pre-registration is required.
Lake quality to improve
Calooa Belle/Patty Brant
Tuesday, Nov. 4, LaBelle Rotarians presented checks to local elementary schools represent-
ing each one's share in the Rotary Club's school supply drive. Each school has its own
priorities to use the welcome funds: Upthegrove Elementary will use it for books and art
programs; West Glades for its library; Country Oaks for its family reading night; LaBelle El-
ementary for field trips and family reading night. Pictured from left: John Smith of the Hendry
County School Transportation Dept., LES Assistant Principal Sandra Taylor, LES Principal
John Baker, COES Principal Teresa Baker, WGES Principal Debbie Davis, UES Principal Larry
Luckey and LaBelle Rotary Club President Mark Lapp.
Submitted photo/Susan Mercedes
Three in a row
Former Hendry County sheriffs Steve Worley, left, and Tommy Vaughan, right, joined sheriff-
elect Steve Whidden at his election night celebration party along with a large number of
friends and well wishers. Mr. Whidden will take office January 6, 2009. He would once again
like to express his heartfelt thanks to Lomax and Susan Harrelle and to all his supporters.
Give others a brake share the road
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles is kicking off
a public awareness campaign,
called Share the Road, to remind
motorists to use courtesy when
driving and to watch out for pe-
destrians, bicyclists and motorcy-
clists. After all, the road belongs
"Florida's roadways are busy
with more than 18 million resi-
dents and approximately 88 mil-
lion visitors eash year," said Elec
tra Theodorides-Bustle, executive
director of the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles. "As more of us explore
cost-saving and environmental-
conscious commute options, it is
important that we are aware and
considerate to everyone on the
road. Share the Road is a basic
reminder of driver courtesy and
At any given time, Florida
hosts millions of passenger cars
and trucks, thousands of buses
hauling children and groups of
adult workers and visitors, thou-
sands of large commercial trucks
and trailers hauling heavy loads
of products; thousands of motor
cycles that are difficult to see at
times, and hundreds of bicyclists
who use our state's roadways for
transportation or recreation and
pedestrians who walk on and
across streets and roadways.
"No single motorist or group of
motorists has an inherent right to
use the road more than any other
individual or group," said Direc-
tor of the Florida Highway Patrol,
Colonel John Czernis. "The laws
apply to everyone on the road, re-
gardless of whether you are driv-
ing, walking or peddling. Share
the Road promotes safe driving
habits, showing courtesy to oth-
ers and taking proactive steps to
ward personal safety and that of
others on the road."
The Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles devel-
oped the campaign using federal
grant funds provided through the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation. Share the Road uses radio
public service announcements,
posters, flyers and bumper stick-
ers to drive the message to motor
ists to Give others a brake. Share
the Road. This is a great example
of state agencies partnering to
Visit our www.flhsmv.gov/
SafetyTips/ to access and down-
load campaign materials.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
hicles is charged with the mission
of providing highway safety and
security through excellence in
service, education and enforce-
ment. The Department is leading
the way to a Safer Florida by way
of three major components: driv-
er licenses, vehicle tags and titles
and the Florida Highway Patrol.
To learn more about DHSMV and
the services offered, visit www.
West Palm Beach, FL An
innovative new water cleaning
technology is expanding in the
Lake Okeechobee watershed
thanks to its initial success and
a partnership between the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services (FDACS).
Reducing the flow of nutri
ents such as phosphorus into
Lake Okeechobee is a key prior-
ity for the District and FDACS. The
Hybrid Wetland Treatment Tech-
nology project utilizes a combi-
nation of plants and specialized
chemicals to reduce nutrients in
the Lake Okeechobee watershed,
which can flow to Florida's coast
al estuaries and the Everglades.
In October, the District's Gov-
erning Board approved a $3 mil-
lion investment for up to two new
treatment wetlands, matching
$3 million appropriated by the
Florida Legislature to start the pi-
lot project about a year ago. The
Hybrid Wetland Treatment Tech
nology systems are expected to
be a predictable, sustainable, and
cost-effective method of achiev-
ing water quality targets in the
Northern Everglades. Initial data
indicates greater than 80 percent
phosphorus removal efficiency.
The Hybrid Wetland Treatment
Technology project combines the
proven effectiveness of treatment
wetlands-where plants take up
phosphorus from the water-
with specialized chemical treat-
ment to remove phosphorus from
the water column and sequester
the phosphorus into wetland sed-
iments. The hybrid technology
offers considerable flexibility in
adjusting construction size of the
treatment wetland and adjusting
chemical treatment as needed to
achieve nutrient-reduction goals.
In the project's first year, four
systems were constructed in wa-
tersheds north of Okeechobee:
two to treat runoff from major
tributaries to Lake Okeechobee,
one to treat dairy lagoon waters
and one to treat citrus runoff into
the Indian River Lagoon. All sys-
tems were constructed and op-
erational by the summer of 2008.
Expansion of this initiative will
enable construction and monitor-
ing of up to two new additional
systems in the watershed at sites
to be determined, as well as en-
sure continued monitoring and
improvement efforts for the ex-
isting facilities. Project reporting
will also provide nutrient removal
cost information that can be used
for watershed-wide implementa-
tion of this technology and other
future treatment systems.
The project is part of the land-
mark Northern Everglades and
Estuaries Protection Program,
which promotes a comprehen-
sive, interconnected watershed
approach to protecting Lake
Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee
River and estuary and the St. Lu-
cie River and estuary.
In 2007, the Florida Legislature
expanded the Lake Okeechobee
Protection Act to recognize the
importance and connectivity of
the entire ecosystem-from the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes south
to Florida Bay.
The primary goal is to restore
reaches of the natural system
north of Lake Okeechobee by
addressing water quality and the
quantity, timing and distribution
of water to the natural system.
Mary Ann W Tom W
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of you stood in the gap, spoke up an encouraged me during
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employees and adults that will prepare them for the challenges
ahead. To e-mail suggestions and comments logon to
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Drive by Edison State College Center in Labelle and you'll see Signs of Inspiration deco-
rating the front entrance. Professor Nevin Reiss' Thursday night Art Appreciation goes
through brief art history lessons, but Professor Reiss also believes, "You don't just talk
about art, but you do it!" Her hands-on approach takes the students from simple crayon
and felt-tip marker name placards to color mixing exercises to imitating the grand illumi-
nations created by monks in the Middle Ages to designing and executing personal mono-
grams to this final end of applying all the lessons to a graphic design project. "Using
acrylic house paints and plastic corrugated boards the students chose inspiring words,
designed their signs, painted them and then had good fun planting them."
Questions on your tax bill?
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa wants everyone that received their tax bill
this week to know where they should call with any questions they may have.
If you have any questions regarding your bill that pertains to the Property
Appraiser please contact our office at 863-675-5270 in Labelle and 863-983-
1591 in Clewiston. Both of our offices maintain hours from 8:30 AM to 500
PM Monday through Friday. You are always more than welcome to stop by
with your questions. You can also visit our website at www.hendrvprop.org
to find some of your answers.
If your questions pertain to any of the Taxing Authorities you may contact
Hendry County (863) 675-5220
School Board (863) 674-4100/983-1500
City of LaBelle (863) 675-2872
City of Clewiston (863) 983-1484
Port LaBelle (863) 675-0346
Water Management (561) 686-8800
County Special Districts (863) 675-5252
If you are looking for a Tax Authority that is not listed above please contact
our office and we will be glad to assist you.
U.S. Sugar to keep its operations
Deal calls for sale of
land, not facilities
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- There is a new
deal on the table regarding the
sale of U.S. Sugar to the state.
Despite initially offering all of its
land and production facilities, the
company is now keeping the mill
and the railroad and citrus plants
out of the sale.
The news was made public by
Governor Charlie Crist on Tues-
day, following initial reports.
Under the terms of the sale,
the company is offering 182,500
acres land to the South Florida
Water Management District --
4,500 acres less than the initial
deal. U.S. Sugar will maintain its
primary mill in Clewiston, its rail
road and citrus operations.
The original terms called for a
$1.75 billion buyout of U.S. Sugar.
The new sale is in the neighbor-
hood of $1.34 billion.
The change poses some in-
teresting questions as the matter
heads toward the governing bod-
ies of the company and the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for final approval.
With U.S. Sugar keeping just
about 2.5 percent of the land it
owns, the question is whether the
company can sustain the profits it
has become accustomed to when
it has operated with a much larger
area of production.
The matter of the 1,700 jobs is
still vague. A much scaled down
operation seems to guarantee the
loss of jobs, but with the deal in
its infancy, concrete plans are still
When the sale of the company
was announced earlier this year,
Carol Wehle, the district's execu-
tive director, assured residents
that there were no plans to shut
down the mill. The district un-
able to operate such a facility, the
general consensus seemed to be
a sale of the production facilities
to another agricultural company
perhaps that operated by the
Fanjul family, or even the Sugar
Co-op in Palm Beach County.
This news seems to throw a
wrench into those plans.
Whether U.S. Sugar plans on
continuing its operations well into
the future, or if its executives sim-
ply believe that they can sell the
production portion of their com-
pany at a higher value privately is
yet to be resolved.
The original announcement
was met by shock that the long-
time company, and the backbone
of the local community, would
close its doors.
Environmentalist groups hailed
the news as a milestone for Flori-
da, as polluted water feeding into
the Everglades could be filtered
naturally, providing a renewed
lifeline to the unique eco-system.
But locals wondered if it was
in the best interest for Clewiston
-- a town that is synonymous with
the sugar giant.
Following the release of infor-
mation, some were hopeful that
the sale would free up lands that
were off limits to development,
and open up new enterprises.
Work has already begun at the
local level to identify new indus-
tries, including a plan by Hendry
County to serve as the site of an
ambitious inland cargo project.
Earlier this year, the company
took advantage of a smaller crop
to refine Mexican sugar through
NAFTA. The raw sugar was
shipped in barges to the Port of
Tampa and transported to Clewis-
ton for processing.
In August that partnership
worked so well that the company
announced that the streamlined
mill had broken several produc-
tion records. For the first time in
its history, buoyed by the partner-
ship with Mexican companies, the
refinery easily surpassed its total
refinery output -overshadowing
the record set in 2006. With less
land to work with, there is the
possibility that the company may
head more in this direction.
"It is important to note that this
imported sugar has enabled us to
process and sell additional sugar
- above and beyond the sugar
sold contractually for this year,"
Robert Coker, senior vice presi-
dent, public affairs said in Sep-
tember. "The Refinery's record
pace allowed U.S. Sugar to turn
NAFTA's open border between
the United States and Mexico into
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
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Ruth Shipley Roach, 90
LABELLE Ruth Geraldine (Ger-
ry) Shipley Roach, 90, of LaBelle,
passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008,
She was born June 27, 1918. in
Valley Station, Ky., to the late Gerald
Knox Shipley and the late Ruth Curry
(Sheets) Shipley. She was a resident
of LaBelle for the past nine years.
Ruth lived for many years in May-
field, Ky, where she worked as a
medical technician with her hus-
band, Harry Marshall Roach M.D. at
his medical practice. After they re-
tired in the 1980s, Ruth and Harry
moved to Islamorada, where they
loved to fish.
Survivors include a son, Allen Mar-
shall (Debra) Roach of Rochester,
N.Y; daughter, Ann Roach (Terry)
Starck of LaBelle; grandchildren,
Chris Roach and Tracy Roach.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Harry Marshall Roach in
Gerry was a multi-talented indi
vidual who loved to fish (She held 2
world records), to walk, to play golf
and to sing.
Allen and Ann hope that in their
mother's memory you give and re-
ceive to those around you all the joy
and love she experienced in her life-
There will no formal services.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 13, 2008 7
Find that unique gift at Embroidery Gone Wild at Heaven's Doorway
By Patty Brant
Fifteen spools of bright colored
thread twirling around, 15 needles
jumping up and down furiously,
following a complicated preset
path guided by a computer.
It just looks like rocket sci-
Actually, it's the back room
at Embroidery Gone Wild at
Heaven's Doorway where new
owner Jenny Morgan is working
her magic on her latest order for
custom embroidered shirts.
Two years ago this crafty lady
with a background as a teacher
and principal at a Christian school
for special needs students wanted
to make some extra summer in-
come. She decided to showcase
her love of crafts and needlework
in an internet business, selling her
embroidery creations. She was
also making jewelry to sell on her
on-line business, but she found
that was very time consuming, so
now she has a supplier. A friend
offered his original handmade
pottery for her to sell as well.
Her business took off so she
decided to take a break from the
stress of education. When Em-
broidery Gone Wild came up for
sale, it was a perfect fit for Jenny
Caloosa Belel/Patty Brnat
Jenny Morgan, left, and her mother, Shaun Justice welcome you to Embroidery Gone Wild at
Heaven's Doorway. Jenny can customize your items, giving them that extra pizzazz that will
make them distinctive.
and she set up shop there with
the help of her mother, Shaun
She still does her internet sales,
too, and you can find Jenny's on-
line business at www.heavens-
Located at 86 W. Hickpoochee,
across from Burger King, her
shop is chock full of great items
that can be personalized for that
special gift or as a special treat
When you walk in the door
you'll find a corner full of LaBelle
High School gear. (What bet-
ter gift for your high school stu-
Continue through the shop
and check out the selection of
shirts, hats, bags and backpacks
-all ready for that embroidered
touch that will make them unique.
While you're there, check out the
shelves of handmade pottery and
Jenny is grateful that she was
able to step into the previous
owner's business, including in-
ventory and files. She is also sup-
portive of local causes such as the
LMS band program, ABWA and
McDonalds recent Ronald Mc-
Donald House Charity rodeo.
Jenny loves the creativity the
shop allows her doing things like
whipping up a snappy logo for
your company or group on her
computer using your ideas. She
said she loves to see her creations
gradually taking shape.
Select one of Jenny's shirts,
hats bags and other items for
your special embroidery project,
or bring your own in and let her
work her magic.
She encourages everyone to
come in early Christmas is just
weeks away. Avoid the rush and
the extra fee for last minute rush
Come in to the shop or conve-
niently order online. Jenny makes
it so simple to just e-mail her your
design, font, colors, etc. Shipping
will be by priority mail so you
won't have to wait too long.
All her embroidery is done on
premises. Jenny wants to assure
her customers that she works
directly with them only no out-
Embroidery Gone Wild at
Heaven's Doorway is open Tues-
day through Thursday 10-7, Friday
10-5 and Saturday 9-1.
She also wants to remind folks
to shop at home. It's more impor-
tant than ever to keep the money
here in LaBelle, besides saving
the time and gas of going to Fort
If it's quality print Tees you're
looking for, check out Xtreme
Digital Tees, located inside Em
broidery Gone Wild at Heaven's
Doorway. Sheri Baker can fix you
up with your picture or vinyl let-
tering on tee shirts, banners or
signs. Call 238-707-5562 or check
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180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
s (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast
bar, cedar lined closets, ofice, solar system, elec-
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security lights, paved circle driveway, dock &
ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom & office.
REDUCED! $4,300009 $999,000!
Intracoastal riverront home at a great price. 3
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boat house This immaculate home has a den,
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pantry, Corian countertops, large walking cios
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigated from
the river. $500,000
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views,
access, and dock permit. Deed restricted com-
munity, .72 +/- ac. $399,900
.45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of
water frontage & tons of privacy $149,900
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove
w/microjet irrigation. Can be 80+split for end-
less possibilities. $9,500/ac.
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture. Well & power on site, $995,000
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting locat-
ed 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
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.
BANK OWNED HOME AT A
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Tile floors are throughout.
*WHAT A DEAL! This 3 bedroom 2
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This home boasts a new roof, new
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inside & out, $73.000
* POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING
OR LEASE OPTION! Nicely updat-
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* NICE 3/2 COUNTRY HOME OR A
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* THIS 2/2 HOME IS PERFECT FOR
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* 3/2 CBS Lehig aiii Ty er lot and only
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* 1,446 sq ft under air New carpet, corner lot
* Imh C amnc
* Lehigh 3/2 well maintained home on over-
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*lehigh Corporate owned! 2006 CBS home
with oveUN rCONRACTl
* BANK OWNED! 3BR/2B home located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
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* Lehigh Centrally located 3/1.5 CBS home on
.30 of an acrea. $50,000.
* Lehigh Corporate owned. 3/2 CBS, 2 car
garage, breakfast bar and much much more.
* Corporate owssql l 4hj/2 ceramic tile,
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* Lehid ~ 01 gp iter
of Leh o" 4lb 9 A Ti,
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prced to sell $25,000
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Features a warm comfortable living room v/gas
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* Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-
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* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/
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* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
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SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to
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* Two for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
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* let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home fea
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rest of the house. Outside you will find a fenced
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* Needing Privacy? Beautiful 4.58 a/c +/- with
older mobile home (potential rental income)
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* Great home, Great price, hard to beat!
Remodeled 3/2 on 50 acre in Horseshoe Acres A
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* immaculate 3/2 located in LaBelle city limits.
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 13, 2008
Learning civic responsibility
Community Christian School K5-8th grade students took
part in an online voting pole through on Nov. 3. The na-
tionwide election results could be seen on line at www.
studiesweekly.com. Students came over to the library with
their Class. Four eighth grade students assisted with the
process. Students signed in. Logged on to the comput-
er and made their vote. Then they received an I VOTED
sticker after they were finished. Top photo: Olivia Molina
and EmmaRaye Barfield voting. Bottom: Jacob Farewell
seems quite excited after casting his vote.
COE celebrates reading
with 'Read 66'
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
invites the community to enjoy an
afternoon of music, drama, pup-
pet shows, hot dogs and sodas
at Barron Park Nov. 15, from 10
a.m.-l p.m. Teen Challenge will
present human videos and there
will be live music. A wonder-
ful time to be had by adults and
Christian Men to
The Gathering of Christian Men
will meet at the Dallas Townsend
Bldg. Nov. 17. Doors open at 7
p.m. Jay Goforth with Healing
Waters will bring the message.
For more information contact
Steve O'Bannon at 863-234-8109
or Ed Kunz at 675-6432.
Come to movie night
Join Freedom Fellowship for
Movie Night Saturday, Nov. 29,
the church is located at 1301 SR
29N. Enjoy a night out with pop-
corn, soda and fun. Bring a lawn
chair or picnic blanket, sit back
and enjoy the free show featur-
ing "Second Hand Lions" with
Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and
Joel Osment. Rated PG.
in your veins?
Celebrate St. Andrew's Day at
Church of the Good Shepherd,
one block south of SR 80 on Col-
lingswood Pkwy. Port LaBelle,
Sunday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. Kirkin'
o' the Tartans (bring your own tar-
tan), bagpipes and Scottish treats.
Call 675-0385 for information.
Be kind to yourself and family
on Nov. 14. Take them to a spa-
ghetti dinner with lots of trim-
mings at the Church of the Good
Shepherd. Tickets may be pur-
chased in advance for $6.50 by
calling 675-0385. At the door the
price will be $7.50. Serving from
5-7 p.m. at the church, located at
the corner of Collingswood Pkwy.
and Eucalyptus. Everyone wel-
Come to fish fry
LaBelle Church of God, Hwy.
80 and Elm St., next to Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, is having a fish fry
Saturday, Nov. 15, from noon till
2 p.m. Mullet, baked beans, grits,
cole slaw and a drink for $6 per
plate. Call 675-1664 for informa-
Enjoy church music
Do you enjoy good singing?
The Mercy Mountain Boys will be
at Community Harvest Worship
Center on Sunday. Nov, 16. at 6
p.m. Community Harvest Wor-
ship Center is located at 55 Or-
ange Street across from the rodeo
grounds on Hwy. 29S. Church of-
fice number is 675-0938 for any
Church to host food
On Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.
food and fellowship at 7 p.m. gos-
pel music and the word brought
this month by Pastor frank Wood-
ham of Okeechobee at the Palm-
dale community center on the
corner of Fifth and Main. Come
and be with us for Thanksgiving
Dinner, if you have no place to
have dinner, you are welcome to
come and be with us.
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
times. Christ Central of LaBelle
wants to take the opportunity
to show those in need that they
too are important and loved, and
hope that this dinner will brighten
up their day during this holiday
The church plans on having
pickup points around the com-
munity for those people who are
in need of transportation to the
dinner. Other special gifts will be
available for families in need after
the dinner such as toiletries and
If anyone would like more in-
formation or would like to help
with donations or volunteering
please contact us at Christ Central
and bake sale
Christ the King Lutheran
Church Saturday, Nov. 15, from
8 a.m.-2 p.m. A little bit of every-
thing for Christmas plus music
New Beginning Full Gospel
Church, 4501 Birchwood Park-
way, Port LaBelle has Sunday
services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.;
Wednesday at 7 p.m. They wel-
come anyone without a church
YOuP community directory
is a click awayl
COES students recently celebrated "Read 66" with a night of
Students at Country Oaks El-
ementary School are reading at
a great pace. To motivate con-
tinued reading success, Coun-
try Oaks had a special night for
families: "Read 66". This evening
included dinner, pictures with
Lightning McQueen from the
movies car, Student singing, a
read aloud from Connie Turner a
race car driver, a talk about ways
to help children at home, and a
game of trivia about the states on
Route 66. It was a fantastic eve-
ning that came about from a lot
At the end of the school year,
children that read 66 books will
We are very thankful to the
Family Reading Night committee
and other staff members who
gave hours to see to the success
of the night. In addition, we
would like to thank the follow-
ing business for generously sup-
porting this event: U-Save, Winn
Dixie, Save-A-Lot, Sweet Bay in
Lehigh, McDonald's, Popeye's
The support from the commu-
nity helps to provide children with
memorable moments. It also
shows them that they are valued.
We appreciate all of the help we
Las Noticias en Espanol
Steve Whidden quien reciente-
mente trabaj6 como Oficial en
La Policia de Clewiston le gan6
a Ronnie Lee en las recientes
elecciones de la semana pasada.
El seflor Whidden al que mu-
chos consideran que no es muy
experimentado como alguacil
captur6 la mayoria de los votos.
El hizo una campafia exitosa en
la que prometi6 a los ciudadanos
un cambio fundamental dentro
de las operaciones del Departa-
mento del Condado donde se va
a encontrar el desaffo de un pre-
supuesto que no alcanza para las
necesidades basicas y una carcel
abarrotada de prisioneros que no
tienen donde dormir. No fue posi-
ble localizar a los dos candidatos
para una entrevista.
En cuanto a las elecciones
presidenciales acerca del 65 por
ciento de todos los votantes regis-
trados en El Condado cumplieron
con el deber de todo ciudadano
de votar aumentando a un ocho
por ciento comparado con las
elecciones del 2004.
En una carrera casi igual Phil-
lip Pelletier le gan6 a Kristina A.
Kulpa el puesto de Tasador de
Propiedades con una diferencia
de cinco votos pero los oficiales
encargados de los votos dijeron
que una cantidad tan minima
califica para ser recontada. Los
oficiales tienen ocho dias para
recontar los votos y declarar ofi-
cialmente al ganador.
Rick Murphy le gan6 con un
52.25 por ciento a Robert Egley
quien obtuvo un 47.75 por ciento
de los votos por el puesto de Su-
pervisor Escolar y un referendo
de Clewiston de no cambiar un
formulario del manejamiento
del gobierno en Clewiston fue
Barbara Cox Butler continue
con el puesto de contadora de la
corte al ganarle a Jennifer Davis
con un 54 por ciento. Janet Taylor
sigue con su cargo de comision-
ada al ganarle a Phillip Roland
con 73 por ciento. Tris Chapman
le gan6 Raymond Rodriguez y a
Don Davis el puesto de comision-
ado con 43 por ciento, todos los
comisionados de Clewiston gan-
aron la re-elecci6n.
A traves del Estado, Denise
Grimsley retiene su silla como
representante del Estado del Dis-
trito 77 al ganarle a Tim Mahoney
quien tuvo un escandalo sexual
solo unos dias antes de las elec-
La enmienda de no aceptar
matrimonios entre personas del
mismo sexo fue aprobada.
Noticiad de la Ciudad
El Director de Desarrollo Co-
munitario Vince Cautero sugiri6
que las personas que trabajan
en reparaciones tengan licencia y
sean protejidos con seguro. Antes
solo tenian licencia ocupacional.
El Supercentro Azteca ubicado
en la 29 pidi6 un permiso que fue
aprobado para tener un salon de
baile en el mismo sitio. El horario
seria de lunes a jueves de las 4
p.m a las 10 p.m, los fines de se-
mana de las 9 p.m a las 2 p.m.
Noche De Lectura
La Escuela Elementaria La-
Belle tendra su noche de lectura
familiar el jueves 13 de noviem-
bre de las 5:30 p.m a las 7 p.m. La
noche de lectura incluye cena, fo-
tograffas con el tfo Sam, cuentos
en la pantalla, y cada niflo se va a
llevar un libro a la casa. Este afio
el tema es patriotismo. Por venga
acompAfienos y disfrute de una
noche maravillosa de lectura con
toda su familia.
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ia. (15) Commercial Tracts,
5 to 25 Acre Residential
Tracts Timber, 2-story,
3BR Brick Home Personal
ty.com. Bracky Rogers.
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
1000 Homes MUST BE
SOLD! Free Catalog
*HOME AUCTION* Orando,
FL. 140+ Condos Must Be
Sold! Up to 3BD/2BTH.
Starting Bids to $49K. Prey
Valued to $250K. Low
Down/E-Z Finance Free
Found in parking lot of Circle K
on 441 North-Older Male
BULL DOG Female, Last
seen at Henry Creek. Red &
White Orange collar.
DOGS white w/brown butt fe-
male Pit, red collar, & male
German Shepherd mix, no
collar, reward. Vic of Ft Ad-
ams St. (863)674-0840
PARROT Macaw, Large,
Blue. Fort Denaud area.
Please call 863-674-0321 or
BOAT 20 Ft., Fiberglass. Ex-
cellent condition. Free.
(917)836-8628 Fort Drum...
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
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Mammograms, Breast Can-
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Towing, Tax Deductible,
KITTENS 6 mo. old kitties
looking for GREAT homes!
Serious inquires only
KITTENS 3, to good homes
PUP MALE Lab/Collie Mix -
Free to great home. Com-
panion animal, loving, intelli-
gent. $0. (863)675-3847
YOUNG FEM BIk Lab Mix -
Free to great home,as com-
loving. $0. (863)675-3847
50% OFF SALE
EVERYTHING MUST GO!!
LABELLE- Fri, Sat Nov 14th
& 15th, 8am-?, 42 Howe
Ave. Furniture, Knick Knacks,
Toys, Clothes, New arrival of
nice X-Lg womens clothes.
521 Fort Thompson Ave
Sat Nov 15, 7am-?
Something for Everyone
BELLE Sat., 11/15, 7am
til 12 Noon, 4506 Ida Ct.,
Laurel Oaks. Children &
Adult Clothes, Tools & Misc.
LABELLE Sat. Nov 15th,
7am-1pm, North across riv-
er, turn East at light on 78,
2.5 mi to Bee Branch Lakes
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reaching over 4 MILLION
readers for $475. Call this
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How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classifieds
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Oakbrook of LaBelle
250 Broward Ave
LaBelle, FL 33935
2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL LPN
license. Competitive salary
& Excl benefits. Fax re-
sume to (561) 924-3405
or apply at:
170 S. Barfield Hwy,
Ste 103, Pahokee, FL.
Must have 1 yr. exp.
pref. Competitive salary and
exc. benefits. Fax resume
or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
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and in all oteraspects of ployment is n to membes ofthe Seminole Tdbe of Floridawho meette job requiments Second
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Juice Processing Team Leader
*Ability to manage in a team based organization.
*Effective communication and organizational skills.
*Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet aggres-
*General knowledge of food processing, safety, sanita-
tion, and good manufacturing practices.
*Position requires climbing stairs and ladders, walking
over large areas, maneuvering safely or elevated sur-
faces and in confined spaces.
*Ability to work on weekends, holidays and off shifts.
*Line Operation Supervision Preferred
*B. S. degree and 2-3 years supervisory experience.
*Budget management and computer skills (SAP).
*Working knowledge of HACCP Quality Management
Systems, and TPM.
US Sugar has entered into negotiations to sell its land
and assets to the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for Everglades restoration. However, there will be a
transition period and the Company intends to operate its
business as usual for the foreseeable future. We believe
our sugar and citrus processing factories will continue to
operate well into the future. In addition, the Company
has announced generous severance packages to
employees who lose their jobs.
Southern Gardens offers an excellent benefit package
that includes health, dental and life insurance, 401-K,
performance bonus, and others. Contact HR Dept. fax
863.902.4315, or e-mail
Production Maintenance Workers and Technicians
$13.08-$17.63 per Hour
*Heavy lifting, bending, climbing, and working from
*Assist in breakdowns and cleanup
*Obtain Fork Lift certification within 30 days of Hire
*Good work history and desire for shift work
You may have seen in the news that US Sugar may be
sold to the South Florida Water Management District so
the land can become part of the Everglades restoration.
However, the transition period given to our company is
six years. Therefore, we are still in business as usual for
several more harvestings. In addition, there are propo-
sals for extensive retention bonuses for those employ-
ees who stay until the end.
Stop in the Employment Center on WC Owen Drive
Apply on line at www.ussugar.com
RN OR LPN WITH
MDS AND LTC
ADDIpply in person:
250 Broward Ave.,
LaBelle, FL 33935
or Fax resume to
Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneurial professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired. Substantial earnings
potential. Please contact:
life.com or call
DRIVERS: CALL TODAY! Sign-
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over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR
Exchange Coordinators Want-
ed EF Foundation seeks en-
ergetic and motivated
representatives to help find
homes for int'l exchange stu-
dents. Commission / travel
benefits. Must be 25+.
Guaranteed Weekly Settle-
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and Have Fun w/Young Suc-
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Experience Necessary. 2wks
Paid Training. Lodging,
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT Placed by adSource not
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that's updated regulaly:
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!
[ Em loy I In
Registered Nurses L1
Public Health Nurse position in Clewiston
& Moore Haven; makes home visits to
pregnant women & their children; assists
in public health & primary care clinics @
Glades County Health Department; two
years nursing experience; bi-lingual a plus.
Pre-employment Drug Testing,
required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
Call Alina @ 863-946-0707 x208
or Patti @ 863-674-4041 x135
for more details.
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
WORKS FOR ARMS, LEGS, HEARTS AND
AARPw MEMBERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
$1,000 A DAY POSSIBLE RE-
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
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CHOOSE YOUR HOURS,
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Downtown LaBelle Small
fully equipped, be in busi-
ness for yourself with a turn
of a key. Reasonable.
Help Others while Helping
Yourself. Fire your boss. No
buying, No selling, Not a
(800)242-0363 ext 7576
JOB SUCK? Want to Own Your
Own Business? Be Your
Own Boss in 4 Billion $$$ In-
dustry! Avg. Owner Earning
Over $20OKyear! CALL 24/7
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Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
Traning. National Certifica-
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ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
OWN A RECESSION Proof
Business Established ac-
counts with the average
owner earning over $200K a
year call 24/7
(866)622-8892 Code X
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Sharon or Ashley
Be a HendryCounty
School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Also do handyman jobs
THINK GREEN!!! Plants &
Trees Starting @ $5
Hwy. 720, 2nd curve to left.
Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm
Trees Trimmed & Removed
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
Has an opening for:
New/Used Car Sales Person.
Must be motivated, good with people
and ready to work.
Valid FL drivers license required.
Aggressive Pay Plan/Benefits.
Apply in person @
202 W. Sugarland Hwy. Clewiston
10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 13, 2008
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
Toy & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
BUILT IN dishwasher GE
Stainless steel. Used only
2 yrs, works great. $250.
Side by side 19.6 Cubic
Feet. Good condition. $125.
REFRIGERATOR Clean frost
free in great condition Whirl-
pool 29x63 $75.
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, $100 (863)227-3633
approx. 2 cu. ft., with freez-
er, $25. (863)763-1997
SIDE BY side refrigera-
tor/freezer GE 25 cu ft.
Stainless steel. Used 2
years, works great. $600.
STOVE GE White electric
stove very good condition.
STOVE, GE, White, self-
cleaning, with clock/timer,
$65. Call 863-675-0104
WASHER, DRYER, 21CF
FREEZER good working
cond. $300 takes all
WHIRLPOOL CHEST FREEZER
$350/or best offer
8 1 3 ) 7 5 4 1 5 4 3
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
Bicycle-Fold up, adjustable
Heights, fits in a trunk, Great
for traveling $50.00 firm
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine, cheap ending.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
books. $8. or
"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES"
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
A/C Dudding Siver 8 boxes.
3 boxes of 4", 2 boxes 6",
ibox 7". 2 boxes 10".$65.
BASE PANS (6) w/45 wedg-
es. For mobile homes. $25
ROOF SHEETING PBR panel
3500 sq ft, 20 ft lengths,
White Propane Stove- like
new, hardly used, great for
Baby crib & changing table
3-1 $150 OBO
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBele
CHANGING TABLE Car Seats
Bouncer, safety bed rails,
Walker, Pack N Play. $140
will sep. 863-763-8409
BOYS CLOTHES 4T, summer
& winter, exc. cond., $60
takes all or will sell separate-
ly. (863)763-6131 Okee area
BOYS CLOTHES sz. 5, wn-
ter, exc. cond., $40 takes all
or will sell separately.
(863)763-6131 Okee area
DB YELLOW Halter Dress Tea
Len SZ 24 never worn al-
ready dry cleaned $80/or
best offer (863)697-2705
DB YELLOW Strapless Dress
Floor Len SZ 12 never worn
already dry cleaned $80/or
best offer. (863)697-2705
FLOWER GIRL dress laven-
der, size 6 & ring bearer tux,
black/white, size 4, never
worn, $150. 863-697-6316
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 GOWN White,
strapless, beaded design on
front, size X-Ig, $150. Call
Highwaymen Canvas Pant-
ing- 16x20 No frame Make
an offer 467-0139 or
801-4699. n Okeechobee
PLATES- Boxes & certifi-
cates, will trade for fishing
DELL COMPUTER XP Pro,
Office, Edu/Games, DSL,
CDRW, call Tony $75.
NOTEBOOK Compaq 2.4ghz,
XP Pro, wireless,cdrw/DVD,
Fast! $325. (239)247-4839
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.
ADJUSTABLE BED with mas-
sage, king size or (2) twins
$500/or best offer.
BED Twin, with headboard,
with frame on casters, $25.
Call 863-675-8021 after
Center Burgandy Country.
90" in length. Mint condi-
ton. 2 years old, cost
$3.300.00 new. $1200/neg.
COMPUTER CABINET See at
CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights. $225 (863)634-5038
DINING ROOM SET glass
top, with 4 matching chairs,
DOUBLE FUTON Oak w/Palm
Tree Mattress & 2 drawers
below. New. $300
50% OFF FURNITURE SALE
LIVINGROOM SET Brown
Sectional excellent conditon
includes table. $300.
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA
ROCKER / RECLINER Sage
Green. Micro Suede. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
SOFA Queen Sleeper, Micro
Suede. Sage Green. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
TV CABINET Wooden. 54"
Tall. Holds up to a 35"W x
32"H TV Nice! $100
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
WALL UNIT Lighted, Glass
CLUB CAR Runs good. Good
batteries. Charger Good
tires. $750 (863)673-4660
GOLF CART CHARGER It's
only been used once.
$200/or best offer
GOLF CLUBS 1 Custom Set,
1 Ladies Set, 3 Mens Sets.
All right handed. $350 will
GUNS 4 shotguns, 5 rifles,
$1,020/will separate. Cal
MARLIN 22 MAG new in box,
PISTOL 357 Mag, $400.
REMINGTON 1990 11-87
Shotgun Remington 11-87
Special Purpose model 12
GA. auto loader, 28" Vent
Rib Barrel with Rem-
Chokes. 3" Magnum 8 Rem
Chokes with installation
tool. Rifled Slug Barrel. 3-9
power Universal Scope.
Sling w/swivels. Hard
Case. Walnut stock & fore-
arm. Excellent condition
with a few scratches on the
stock. $600. (863)824-0835
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.
Sears Treadmill- $75.00
TREADMILL TX 4.9 Sports-
craft, like new, $150.
Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25. (863)357-0224
NEON LIGHT BUD ICE BOTTLE
LARGE SIZE, GOOD FOR
RESTAURANT, BAR, GAME
ROOM, RETAIL PRICE
PATIO TABLE large, design
glass top, with 2 chairs, $35.
EAGLE LIBERTY MOBILITY
SCOOTER- $1200/or best
ELECTRIC WHEEL Chair for
large person excellent con-
dition $350/or best offer
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
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
WOODEN RAMP for wheel-
chair, press. treated lumber,
20' long, deck 3/4" plywood
Shop here first!
The classified ads
* Trabaja en agricultura o labor
* Parque de recreo, actividades
para los residentes
* Aqua, alcantarillado y basura
S411 Sabal Palm Ct. LaBelle, FL 33935
Highwaymen Painting 16 x
20 No Frame, Make an offer
467-0139 or 801-4699. Lo-
cated in Okeechobee
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, *Crminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Cal
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
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 2Oft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
TARP 40 Ft.x40Ft., Camoflage
color New condition. $50 or
best offer (863)801-3973 I
answer al messages.
DRUM SET 5 pc. Starion
model. Like new condition.
Red wne color Cymbals in-
cluded. $300 863-763-2726
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finishexcellent
Piano/Upright W/bench, It
wood color, good shape
$100 OBO (863)763-7983
AQUARIUM 50 Gallons. Like
new w/stand and all acces-
sores. $290 (863)675-5741
BOA CONSTRICTOR 5 Ft.,
PUPPIS -Leopard, black
mouth cur and pit mx. 5 wks
old. 1st shots. $50
RABBIT- 1 yr old, female,
friendly, with cage $20
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 7 wks.
old, brindle, 1 male & 1 fem.,
purebred, 1st shots, $350
ea. firm. (863)983-8909
WATER HEATER 30 GAL,
220 AMP brand new, ask-
ing $100 (863)675-1113
Compound Bow & Arrow W/
29.5 Draw length, call for
info $225 OBO
CROSSBOW Horton, 1751b.,
new case & cranking device,
new arrows, $550 or best
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
POOL TABLE almost new,
with all accessories, $900 or
best offer (239)289-7637
TRACKING SYSTEM -
ter Collars $800/or best of-
SPEAKER BOX 1" thick MDF
speaker box for three 12's w/
tan carpetng. $75/or best
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
A 2 Key Cutter Machine- And
lots of keys $300
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM
SAW 10", & 10" TABLE
SAW, good cond. $170 or
sell sep (239)693-7544 Alva
Shop Press 20 Ton- $125.
Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
FOOSBALL TABLE Halex.
Reg Adult Size. Good Condi-
tion. $40. (863)634-6601
X-BOX with one controller
and 22 games, $275 or best
VACUUMS (2) Bissell & Pana-
sonic. $15 for both.
CHRISTMAS TREE VILLIAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
TREE BOOM attachment for a
skid loader, like new, heavy
duty, $500 (863)697-2032
ARABIAN BAY Stallion 20
yrs. old. Up on shots. Gentle,
hasn't been ridden. $600
neg. /trade. (561)924-2064
2 CRAFMAN mower 42" for
part's- $100/or best offer
BUSH HOG 5 Ft., Pasture
renavator, landscaping rake.
$1200 for all, will sep.
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
16' STOCK Trailer gooseneck
- LaBelle needs a little work
$1000/or best offer.
Every Monday-12pm & every
BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741
I I RENT
Business Places 910
Farm Property *
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Inclds
all utilities + satellite t.
DUPLEXES 2&3BR in the
Belmont area of LaBelle, nice
neighborhood, convenient lo-
cation, VERY REASONABLE!
FELDA 1BR, 1BA Cottage.
$450 mo. (863)517-1522
IN CITY 1BR/1BA, w/d, a/c,
no pets, $525 per month.
Riverviews Loft Apt. fur-
nished, in city, spacious, all
util. incl. central a/c & heat,
boat dock avail., $1500 mo.,
no pets. (863)673-1434
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE -
200 seat. Full kitchen. Liquor
license. Located inside Port
LaBelle Inn. Contact Steve
LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, 1ba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
COUNTRY VILLAGE- lbr, iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
arber Real Estate
LABELLE 3 BR, 1/2 BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv Rm., 50' Covered
porch. 2% acres. Secluded.
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS. W/D,
$1100/mo. Lease option avail.
NICE SMALL HOME 2br,
1ba, just remodeled, 231
College St. LaBelle,
$500/mo. $200 sec.
OAK AVENUE 2BR/1BA, c/a,
nice, non-smkg. env., no
pets, lease, $575 mo. +
$575 sec. (863)675-2392
PORT LABELLE Very nice
3BR/2BA, heat/ac, garage,
non smoking env., no pets,
ref's & lease, $650 mo. +
$650 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.
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifieds.
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
When doing those chores is
doing you in, t's time to
look for a helper in the
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 m 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 -
Property- Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property- Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
New Home Buyers
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Clean Mobile Home, 2BR,
2BA, north of the river, $575.
mo. + sec. dep.
LABELLE Ig dbl wide, fur-
nished, W/D, new remodeled
interior, in retirement com-
munity w/pool, $695/mo.
LABELLE 2 bedroom, 1 bath
on 2.5 acres $105/ wk plus
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modeled with new carpet,
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trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
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$575 mo. + $300 sec. dep.
863-674-1333 Muse area
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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
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
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beautiful country iving. In-
cludes lot, awn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer
-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
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
APEX 1994 11 FT Inflatable
with fiberglass bottom. Trail-
er $1200. (863)467-4551
BASS BOAT Select 16ft.90hp
Mere Needs Work.Comes
BOAT -14 Ft., Aluminum, 2hp
gas, swivel seats, new Minn-
kota. Lots extra's. Galvanized
trlr $850 (863)763-3551
CAROLINA SKIFF 1998 14t,
35HP/Electric Start, Minnko-
ta Trolling Motor $2300/or
best offer (863)634-0447
JOHNSON 50HP OUTBOARD
2000 Runs great and has
very low hours, s/s propeller,
power tihl electric wiring, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motor stand. In rural
MAKO 1973 has 200Gt
Johnson w/25hours $3500.
mks you a more Informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper reders
are more suaessfull
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. or Trade
SAIL BOAT Irwin 37, $4900,
awlgritted, new shaft, prop,
cutless, Nice sails, no mast,
no engine (239)823-2587
SEA RAY SEVILLE 21FT,
dual axle trailer, 4hr on mo-
tor, $4800 or best offer or
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec.
wench, troll, mtr & more.
CABANA CAMPA '00 261t,
sips 6, fold out ends, kich &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
'88 35', 41k mi., water
damage, drive it home.
Like New 72"x84" ALU. Pick
up Topper, fits Ford Crew
Cab Short Bed. Stored Inside
$500 OBO (863)697-9713
Nomad-1971- 27' Livable-
Handy Man Special, in a
park, ted down. Park rent
$185. per mo. $500 OBO
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
TRAVEL TRAILER 38 Ft. -
2006 Sandpiper, Bunk
House Edition. Sleeps 11.
Kitchen, Full bath. 3 slides.
$23,000 or best offer
CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
white 91' wide $250/or
best offer (954)520-3685
DOWN RIGGERS (2) Can-
non, electric, for boat, $150
for both or will sell separate
MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kll switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
BAIT TANK 100 gallon,
round, $150 (863)983-2002
CLASSIC TRIUMPH Motor-
cycle project. 90% complete.
$2500 (863)517-1019 La-
HONDA HELIX 1986 needs
restoration and tune-up
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
Suzuki-1999, 1400 ,Intruder
Mint, Loaded, $4495. 080
VOLKSWAGON TRIKE MO-
TORCYCLE Black & Dia-
mond plate. $2500
(863)517-1019 LaBelle area.
YAMAHA 650 Maxim, runs
good, looks alright, $900 or
Yamaha Scooter- 1989 Runs
Great, 1790 miles, New tires
& Seat $700 (863)357-0224
YAMAHA DIRT BIKE, 2006 -
PW8V, blue & whie, great
condition, $500 firm. Call
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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
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer (863)677-1742
CLASSIC MUSTANG '88 new
motor, new trans, headers,
cams, nitrous, too much to
list $5000 (863)983-2002
Dodge Caravan-1997 $2500
FORD CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
FORD MUSTANG 1996 -
MUST SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES GREAT
ON GAS, GREEN
FORD TAURUS XL '97 asking
$2500, 70K orig mi., runs
TOYOTA CAMRY 1995 128k
mirrors.4 new tires and cur-
rent maintenance records.
Tires- 6 245/70 R 19.5 6K
miles $850. 080
CHEVY 2500 1999 36.5"
tires 350 V8 Holley Carb.
$2800/or best offer.
JEEP CHEROKEE '90 2dr,
4.2 liter, 5 spd, 4x4, fuel in-
jection, runs great, good title,
$650 neg (302)379-4588
GOLF CART 2002 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, wind-
shield & top. $1650.
FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
$4750 (239) 543-0887
ALUM. TOPPER for 8' pickup
bed, with side windows &
lock-in rear window, exc.
cond. $200. 863-634-4137
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
TONNEAU COVER Factory
Folding Tonneau Cover fits
2006-2008 Ford Sport Trac.
Perfect Condition $500.
TOOL BOXES (2 6' side
mount, diamond alum., exc.
shape, w/key, $150 for both.
TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No tie. $1300 or best
TRANSMISSION 2003 GM
4X4, Rebuil w/new GM con-
verter $500 or best offer
CHEVY S-10 EXTENDED CAB
2003 white, 4 cylinder, 5
speed, 18,000 miles, air,
cruise, excellent condition
CHEVY DUALLY 3500 1973
w/Flat Bed. Needs little body
work. Asking $2500 or better
offer (239)462-1564 PJ
CHEVY PU '81 strong 350
engine, auto trans, Alloys,
needs some bodywork $750
CHEVY SILVERADO, 2008 -
Great cond., less than 5K mi.
Take over pymts balance
DODGE 1500 '99 V6, short
bed, needs minor repairs,
$1500 or best offer
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FORD PU '88 F150, 4x4, in-
line 6 cyl., new tires, needs
minor work, $1000 or best
offer or trade (863)532-1761
GMC, 1989 Long whl base,
$3,500 or wll trade. Call
CHEVY BLAZER, '99 4x4,
mint cond., 128k mi., tow
pkg., sunroof, $3500 or best
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
FORD EXPEDITION 2004 -
NEED TO SELL TO PAY FOR
GREAT FAMILY VEHICLE
81,500 MILES $10000/neg.
Ford Escape XLT- 2001, 4x4
V6, Cold A/c, Power window
& lock,Tow hich, Runs good
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, '95 exc.
cond., 146k mi., tow pkg.,
CAR HAULER 17' Bumper
Pull, Elec. Brakes, New Tires,
SINGLE AXLE TRAILER -
small, needs work $25
UTILITY BED fits on back of
small pickup truck, $800.
Call 772-324-1277 or
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer.
GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
17K mls. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN '00 runs great, AC,
call for info, $3000 or best
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County
will be accepting sealed bids until De-
cember 5, 2008, 2:00 pm for Bid
009-0002, Design supply material
& installation of a shade cover
4T70X11 at Clewiston Hi School,
Specifications will be available at the
boards finance office at 111 Curry
Street in LaBelle Call (863) 674 4100
to have the specs faed or mailed. To
request bid by email
Hendry County School Board
Dwayne 0. Brown, Chairman
300264 CB/ON 11/13/083
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Com-
munty Action Advisory Board will
hold a Financial Committee Meetng
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at
6:OPM and will immediatey be fl-
owe by the Board Meeing at the
Hendry County Administration confer-
ence room located at Courthouse
Square, 165 S Lee Street LaBelle
The meeg is open to the public. The
ste is handicapped accessible
Community Actin Advisory Board
Joyce Adams, Chair
299650 CB/CN 11/13/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD
Notice is hereby gven that the Port
LaBelle iliy Advisory Board twll
hold a meeting Tuesday, November
18, 2008, at 2:00 PM, at the
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hicosocbee Avenue, Commission
Chambers. LaBelle. Flonda The
meeting Is open to the public. The
meeting site is accessible by the
f a person decides to appeal any de-
casion made with respect to any
mater considered at this meting,
be/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that for such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings made, which record in-
cludes the testmoay and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
Port LaBele Advisor Commitee
300273 CB/ON 11/13/08
CHANCE'S TOWING & RECOVERY WILL
SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY
AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL LOOP
LABELLE, FL 33935 ON THE FOLLOW-
ING DATES DUE TO NON-PAYMENT FOR
TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES
PURSUANT TO SUB SECTION 713,78 OF
THE FLA. STATUE CHANCE'S TOWING
& RECOVERY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY AND/OR ALL
NOVEMBER 24, 2008 @ 8:OOAM
LaBelle Cowboys fall to South Fort Myers
REQUEST FOR BIDS
DEMOLITION AND REMOVAL OF A COUNTY OWNED BUILDING
BID NUMBER: 200g.05
OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 3, 200 at 2:00 p.m
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida for Demoliaon and Removal of a County Owned Building In order
to be considered, bids must recrved by the Board of County Commissioners at the
CE, Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E.
Hichpochee Avenue, LaBlle Florida by December 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm., at wich
nme all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida (for
pick up) Post Office Box 2340, LaBele FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
(863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1585.
This soicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to conact for any ser
vices. The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittas received as a re-
suit f this soliciaon, or to cancel in part or in its enirelythis Bid if it is in the best
interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place
Janet B Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners
300267 CB/ON 11/13/08
By Patty Brant
Going into last Friday's game against
South Fort Myers the Cowboys knew
that, once again, they'd be out-sized.
On the other side of the field stood
what LaBelle Head Coach Hal Bennett
regards as the best team in the district -
the most talented.
As with every other game this year,
the Cowboys met the challenge with
their heads high and their hearts ready.
"This is one of the smallest teams I can
recall in LaBelle," Coach Bennett said,
adding that for some reason this team
always seems to be on the small side
when compared to surrounding teams.
It's always an uphill climb in size and
speed," he mused, adding, "look at
what we face. I haven't seen such a dif-
ference in size in a long time," he said
referring to this year's team.
Still, he said, things went fairly well
"once we settled down." Offensively, he
said the Cowboys moved the ball a little
better, but across the board offensively,
Volunteer for Junior Pro
Coaches, assistants, referees and
other volunteers are needed. Junior
Pro boys divisions are K-2, 3-5 and 5-8
grades; girls divisions are K-2 and 3-8th
For more information call Darrell
Harris at 675-2565 or Pat Langford at
Pick up registration slips at Lang-
ford Ford or they will be handed out at
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to
win a Coach purse and help support the
Cowgirl Soccer Club.
The drawing will be Nov. 22. For in
formation call 675-2096.
The Lee County Archers are regis-
tering new participants. The following
events take place at the Nalle Grade
County Park Range in North Ft. Myers:
Thursday: November 13, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting and 20
Yard Target League.
Sunday: November 16, 3D Archery
Shoot at the Nalle Grade County Park
defensively and the special teams his
team has lacked consistency this year.
He attributes most of their difficul-
in North Fort Myers. The shoot is hosted
by the Lee County Archers. A roving
field range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station N.F.A. field
course. Sign up 8 8:30 a.m.; shotgun
start at 9:00 A.M. A $10.00 shooting fee
applies. Info: Ben Brown (239) 369-
Sunday: December 7, 9 a.m., 900
On Saturday Nov. 1st, several LMS
cross country runners participated
in the Caloosa Chase 5k race. 7th
grader Jasmin Gonzalez won the
womens race, finishing ahead of all
female participants, and picking up
a very nice trophy in the process.
Three LMS girls finished in the top 3
in their age group, 1st Diana Rodri-
guez, 2nd Mariela Gomez, and 3rd
Two boys from the team also
placed in the top three in their age
group, Nick Loredo was 2nd, and
Nic Cuellar 3rd. Coaches Mock and
Loredo are again very proud of these
students for their strong efforts.
Girls basketball ready to jump
The LaBelle High School girls bas
ketball team will begin its '09-08 season
at home Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
against Lake Placid, the JV will begin
that night at home against Lake Placid
at 6 p.m.
The teams will then travel to
Immokalee Tuesday, Nov. 18, and fin-
ish the week at Gulf Coast n Friday, Nov.
After going 18-6 last year, the team is
looking forward to a big year. The varsi-
ty team will actually begin Tuesday, Nov.
11, against Bartow and Thursday, Nov.
13, against Okeechobee in Sebring in
a pre-season tournament. Both games
will begin at 6 p.m.
The roster for this year includes:
Varsity seniors: Chelsea Ramos,
Shavella Gunsby, Laura Munoz; juniors:
Kaylynn Cash, Ada Johnson, Jozetta
Wilson, Lizette Ramirez; sophomores:
Brianna Ramos, Sarah Young, Arianna
Gonzales; and freshman Markendra
JV sophomores: Claravelle Medina,
Cristol De Santiago, Beatriz Jimenez, Sa-
vannah Cheney; freshmen: Kish Tippett,
Christy Green, A'Tia Alexander, Jounikka
Love, Irene Castro, Alex Castro.
This year the girls will be coached by
Jeff Burton, David Tippett and Jennifer
Randolf. Managers are Elyssa Grant,
Kandy Dimas and Ana Hernandez.
The team would like to thank Heidi
Lederer and Lori Perkins for volunteer-
ing to keep the official book and clock
during home games this year. They also
appreciate all the support from the LHS
administrative staff and the student
body, especially Dave Kelley and Kathy
Nolan in helping put together this sea-
son. They look forward to seeing their
fans at the games.
School Lunch Menu
Hendry County District Schools lunch
menu for the week of: Nov. 13-20
LaBelle area schools
Thursday, Nov. 13: Cheese pizza,
corn, tossed salad, diced pears, choice
Friday, Nov. 14: Nachos, peas and
carrots, applesauce, choice of milk
Monday, Nov 17: Chicken sandwich,
Sunchips, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles,
pineapple, choice of milk
Tuesday, Nov. 18: popcorn chick-
en, or sausage patty, mac and cheese,
green beans, diced peaches, choice of
Wednesday, Nov. 19: Tacos, corn,
lettuce and tomatoe, fruit blend, choice
Thursday, Nov 20: turkey, gravy,
and stuffing, mashed potatoes, green
beans, mixed fruit, roll, cranberry sauce,
choice of milk
Thursday, Nov. 13: Chili dog,
baked beans, vegetable cup, dressing
ranch, fruit blend, oatmeal raisin cook-
ie, choice of milk
Friday, Nov. 14: Spaghetti, tossed
salad, diced peaches, roll, choice of
Monday, Nov 17: Hoagie sand-
wich, lettuce and tomato, baked potato
chips, mixed fruit, orange pineapple
juice, choice of milk
Tuesday, Nov. 18: Sloppy Joe on
Bun, French fries, cherry slush, choice
Wednesday, Nov. 19: Beef a roni,
corn, tossed salad, applesauce, roll,
choice of milk
Thursday, Nov 20: Manager's
Enter T-Shirt Design Contest
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2008)
-The Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wild
life (CROW) invites students in kinder-
garten through 12th grade to enter a
T-shirt design contest in celebration of
its upcoming 40th anniversary and the
grand opening of its new Visitor Educa-
tion Center and wildlife hospital.
The winning T shirt design will make
its debut at the grand opening event on
Jan. 25, 2009, and shirts will be for sale
at CROW's gift shop throughout 2009.
"We are really excited about this
contest, which is part of a much larger
education initiative, and we think it's
a great way to teach our youth about
wildlife and get them involved with
CROW" said Dr. PJ Deitschel, clinical
director and staff veterinarian.
One contest finalist will be selected
from each grade level, and one winning
design will be chosen from the 13 final-
ists. CROW will display the 13 finalists'
artwork at the Visitor Education Center.
CROW encourages students to be
creative with their designs, but has is-
sued the following contest rules:
Students must include a raccoon,
burrowing owl and the word CROW in
Designs must be submitted on 8.5" X
11" white paper.
Students must sign their design.
T-shirt designs must be submitted by
Jan. 3, 2009 with a completed applica
tion (available at www.crowclinic.org)
CROW, Attn: Contest, PO Box 150,
Sanibel, FL 33957
ties to their youth some of them were
brought up from JV and playing against
more seasoned players. Playing at that
level, Coach Bennett said, magnifies
Coach readily accepted responsi-
bility for defensive mistakes in Friday
night's game, saying he had them trying
to do too much in order to compensate
for the difference in speed and size.
"They had to think too much," coach
said. "During the second half they did
He said the Cowboys gave up the
first punt return for a touchdown, but
the punt team has been great all year.
They haven't had one blocked yet.
This week the Cowboys finish out
their season on the road at Mariner.
Once again, Coach Bennett assures his
boys that this team is "definitely beat-
able" but they must play a complete
game. "We can't have mistakes," he
said. Mariner is a 5A team bigger than
the Cowboys -with a lot of speed. How-
ever, Coach Bennett said his Cowboys
also have speed. "Size is our biggest
problem," he noted.
The Annual Captain Hendry Holiday
Dinner is on again this year. Scheduled
for Thursday, December 4 the dinner
begins at 5:30 PM on the grounds of the
Beautiful and Historic Captain Hendry
House, Fraser Street, LaBelle.
The dinner is held to raise funds
for the Education Center of Southwest
Florida and in the past has netted over
$66,000 to further vocational education
to non-traditional students in various
technical and vocational fields.
During the past few years the Educa-
tion Center has focused on computer,
heavy equipment and construction
programs providing over 300 people in
Hendry and Glades Counties with train-
In addition, the Ed Center is happy
to develop specialized training pro-
grams to fit the needs of employers in
Support of the fundraiser will enable
the Education Center to prepare the lo
cal workforce for their future and the fu-
ture of employers in SW Rural Florida.
Back to our roots is the focus of this
year's dinner featuring "Cracker Cui-
The famous auction will offer you
desserts made by the best bakers of
decadence in town, plus a few surprises
of other special items. Plan to attend
this fun-filled evening to "kick-off" your
holiday season with associates, family,
friends and neighbors by supporting the
Education Center of Southwest Florida.
Tickets are $25.00 and can be pur-
chased from any Ed Center Director,
calling 239-860-8592 or 863-675-6800,
or emailing janicel firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted photo/Sonja Crawford
4-H'ers know their beef!
Hendry County 4-H members attended the University of Florida Block
and Bridle Club Beef Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Ocala, Florida. Youth
learned about beef daily care, nutrition, marketing, show day proce-
dures, and showmanship. The youth also participated in a showman-
ship competition as well as a beef skill-a-thon competition. Clay Wil-
liams took first place in his group in the skill-a-thon winning grooming
supplies. Pictured from right to left is Clay Williams, Gavin Williams,
Kelsie Hansen, Chynna Bryant, Blake Crawford, and RJ Hansen.
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LMS band concert
LaBelle Middle School Band students got into the spirit of Halloween
as they performed Michael Jackson's Thriller during their concert
Oct. 30. Jazz band, beginner, intermediate and advanced groups all
got a chance to show what they've learned this year as families and
well wishers enjoyed the show.
Get City Farm tour tickets now
The Hendry County Farm-City Tour
Council will hold its 27th annual farm
tour of the Hendry County agricultural
industry, Saturday, Dec. 6.
Tickets cost only $60 per person and
the participants will catch a modern air
conditioned tour bus at the U-Save Su-
permarket Center on Palm Beach Blvd
in Fort Myers or at the Rodeo Grounds
You will be transported with knowl-
edgeable tour guides to various stops
around the county to get a close up
look at some of the most efficient farm
ers in the world.
Lunch will feature steak with all the
trimmings served by the Hendry Coun-
ty Cattlemen's Association at Cannon
Deadline for ticket sales is December
1. For additional information about the
tour and how to purchase tickets for the
tour, stop by Hendry County Extension
Service Office, which is located at 1085
Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida.
Your community directory
is a click away!
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
David Antunez makes good use of his time, practicing his kick during
the LaBelle-South Fort Myers football game.
Captain Hendry Holiday
Dinner December 4
12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 13, 2008
I I ii,
honored for civic
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
2008 LaBelle High School Homing King Robert Ford and
Queen Laura Munoz show off their winning smiles as the
cameras flash. The two were chosen from a large group of
seniors to represent their class and school.
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The LaBelle High School Marching Band struts its stuff in this
year's Homecoming parade, heading down Main Street on
their way to Barron Park.
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How 'bout those Cowboys! The town loves this gutsy team
that has taken on so many challenges this year without flinch-
The student government at
LaBelle High School (LHS) is
pleased to announce our 2008
Honored Alumnus, Rena DiPofi.
She is a 1981 graduate of LaBelle
High School, an agent for, and a
current manager of, the LaBelle
office of State Farm Insurance
Company. She has been in her
current occupation for the past
Aside from her professional
responsibilities, Mrs. DiPofi is
active in her church, a member
of the LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce, involved in Girl Scouts,
youth sports, and various civic
When Mrs. DiPofi was a stu-
dent at LaBelle High School, she
was a member of the band, sang
in the school choir, and was a
Additionally, she was involved
in student government, a class
representative, worked on the
LHS Yearbook staff, and was a
member of the National Honor
Some of her fondest memo-
ries of LaBelle in general, and
LaBelle High School specifically,
included the family atmosphere
and the safety she felt living and
growing up in a small commu-
She remembers fondly that,
"Everyone looked out for each
other." The best memories
though, were that the whole
town would come to every
football and basketball game at
LaBelle High School. "It was a
certainty that you would see ev-
eryone you knew at the games."
Following graduation, Mrs.
DiPofi attended college and re-
ceived a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She then worked for several com-
panies gaining valuable business
This knowledge and experi
ence gave Rena the confidence
to take on the challenge of own-
ing and operating her own busi-
"I never dreamed that I would
be able to move back to my
hometown of LaBelle and oper-
ate my own business," she said.
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Rena DiPofi was selected as
the 2008 Honored Alumnus
by the LHS student govern-
Her professional life is beauti-
fully balanced by her personal
life and she mentioned that her
greatest accomplishments are,
Being married to her husband,
Kevin for 24 wonderful years and
together raising their two won-
derful children, Joe and Rachael.
All of the members of Student
Government would like to con-
gratulate Rena DiPofi for her se-
lection as the 2008 LaBelle High
School Honored Alumnus.
They also recognize and re-
spect Mrs. DiPofi for "Coming
home" and continuing to foster
the memory of 'Everyone look-
ing out for one another.' It seems
only appropriate that "Like a
good neighbor, Rena DiPofi is
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