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Publication Date: November 20, 2008
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VOLUME 86 N R 43 T DAY, Nr .


At a Glance

Join Thanksgiving
worship service
The LaBelle Evangelical
Ministers Association will spon-
sor the 31st annual community
Thanksgiving Praise Ceremony
at Caloosa Baptist Church at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. Rev.
Jorge Rodriguez will be speak-
er and Dr. Les Morgan is host
pastor. Pastor Harold Hanks of
the LaBelle Church of God, Rev.
Alan Kelmereit of the Church
of the Good Shepherd and Pas-
tor Frank Deerey of First Baptist
Church will also take part in
this special event.

Vigil for homeless.
documentary slated
Join in the candlelight vigil
for the homeless on Friday,
Nov. 21, 6 p.m. at Barron Park.
Afterward, they will walk to
the United Way House, 117
Fort Thompsaon Ave., for a
screening of When I Came
Home, about homeless veter-
ans in America. The film was
awarded Best Documentary by
NY Loves Film in 2006.
Drop off non-perishable
food items at the United Way
office, 117 Fort Thompson Ave.
or Hendry County SHIP Office
at 162 S. Lee Street.

Christmas Boat
Parade planned
The Christmas Boat Parade
is just around the bend! Don't
forget to decorate your boat
and join in the family fun on
the Caloosahatchee on Decem-
ber 13! The parade will begin at
"dark:30" for those who want
to put their best deck forward
and show off their beautifully
decorated boats!
If you want to watch the
wonderful parade from the
shore, your best bet is at Bar-
ron Park where the parade will
make a couple of passes for
everyone to enjoy the parade.
There will be lots of family fun
at the Barron Park to enjoy!
Call the shelter at 675-0997 or
Tim at 673-1838 for more infor-
mation.

Food bank slated
The Hendry County Food
Bank will distribute USDA
Commodities on November
20, at the Dallas B. Townsend
Agricultural Center located at
1085 Pratt Blvd. starting at 12
p.m. noon.

Nominate SCF
Pioneer Family
The Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val Committee is seeking nomi-
nees for the PIONEER FAMILY
2009, if you have nominations
please submit your letters now
as we will be choosing at the
December meeting. The cri-
teria for the Pioneer Family is
that they have lived here for
70 years. I know it sounds im-
possible but there are some
around who have not been
chosen. You can mail your let
ters to : SWAMP CABBAGE P.
O. BOX 2081 LA BELLE, FL.
33975or bring to the Chamber
Office at 125 Hickpochee Ave.
La Belle.

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Memorial to bravery: Medal of Honor ceremony


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Medal of Honor
American Legion Post 130 has the singular distinction of housing the Congressional
Medal of Honor presented to former LaBelle resident Nicholas Cutinha, who served in
Viet Nam. On Saturday, Nov. 22, the post will present a Medal of Honor Ceremony be-
ginning at Fort Denaud Cemetery at 11 a.m. and culminating at the post home, 699 W.
Hickpochee Ave. The public is invited and welcome.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Former LaBelle resident Nicholas Cutinha will be memorialized by the community for
his bravery under fire and dedication to his fellow soldiers.


USSC eyes ethanol production


CLEWISTON, FL Novem-
ber 17, 2008 -U.S. Sugar Corp.
has entered into an agreement
with Coskata, Inc. of Warren
ville, IL to explore building a 100
million gallon per year cellulos-
ic ethanol facility in Clewiston.
It would be the world's larg
est second generation ethanol
facility. It would convert left-
over sugar cane material into
ethanol and would help Florida
meet its aggressive second gen-
eration ethanol mandate set by
Governor Charlie Crist.
"We are very excited to
be formally negotiating with
Coskata to deploy their indus-
try leading conversion technol-
ogy," said U.S. Sugar's Sr. Vice


President of Public Affairs Rob-
ert Coker. "We see this technol-
ogy as a perfect complement to
our existing sugar mill, not to
mention a win for the environ-
ment, the farming community
and for our employees."
The non-food based ethanol
could reduce greenhouse gas-
ses by as much as 96 percent
versus conventional gasoline.
U.S. Sugar plans to collect cane
leaves from the field versus
burning them, as well as utilize
excess bagasse from the mill.
The Coskata technology, which
is able to convert almost any re-
newable material, is expected
to produce fuel ethanol with
manufacturing costs of around


$1 per gallon. As the state takes
some of U.S. Sugar lands out of
production fo Everglades resto-
ration the Coskata technology
is flexible enough to also use
fast growing energy crops and
waste materials to make the
environmentally superior fuel.
As part of the agreement,
U.S. Sugar will submit an ap-
plication to the Florida Energy
Office for a financial match to
their contribution for early en-
gineering on this project. U.S.
Sugar plans to work with the
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture to secure some of the loan
guarantee monies set aside
specifically for the production
of non-food based biofuels.


Chamber



forecasts



snow Dec.


Mother Nature has blessed
Southwest Florida with won-
ders great and small; but she's
a little stingy in the snow de-
partment.
She needs a little help so
kids in LaBelle have a chance
to slip and slide in the cold, wet
winter fluff.
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce is once again
stepping up to help her out,
planning another Christmas in
the Park celebration for Friday,
Dec. 5.
The folks at the chamber
are asking all you nice folks to


become honorary snowmen
and snow women by making a
donation to the cause.
The great big smiles and
numb little fingers on all the
kids in town will be your re-
ward. So get on the phone and
call Sara at the chamber, 675-
0125, to make your donation -
large or small.
The fun at the park begins
at 5:30 p.m, Santa himself is
warming up his lap for all the
kids, so you better be thinking
about your Christmas wishes,
See Snow Page 2


Grant could




affect city


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Issues with the Commu-
nity Development Block Grant
(CDBG) grant the city secured
for the RKO recycling plant
could have repercussions for
LaBelle.
The plant manufactures
plastic items from recycled ma-
terials.
The $500,000 grant, which
helped RKO set up in LaBelle,
must be paid back from RKO
to the state, through the City
of LaBelle. However, recently
RKO has been unable to make
its monthly payments, leaving
the city liable for the funds.
The city secured the grant
in part because RKO prom-
ised 30 jobs for local people a
promise which it has kept to
this point. Details are sketchy
but, according to City Attor-
ney Jimmy Luckey, RKO is on
shaky ground with a new inves-
tor who has already provided
some $600,000 to the compa-
ny. However, more is needed
and this investor is insisting on
securing a controlling interest
in the company before coming
up with additional money that
could keep it afloat.
If RKO goes under and
the city cannot pay back the
$500,000, it will affect the city's
ability to secure CDBG grants in


the future.
Mayor Paul Puletti said he's
most concerned about protect-
ing the 30 jobs, if at all possible.
Without adequate information,
however, the board tabled the
issue till December so the board
can better determine what ac-
tion, if any, is feasible.

County seeks special
exception for jail ex-
pansion
A special exception request-
ed by the county to allow the
removal of several oak trees,
if necessary, at the site of the
jail addition was eventually ap-
proved by the city commission-
ers.
The 96-bed addition has
a solid steel core with a steel
frame shell. Plans call for stuc-
co part way up the sides with
oaks and palms obscuring the
view from outside the grounds.
The city has turned away
from steel frame buildings and
is not receptive to that con-
struction in town. However,
the city cannot stop it at that
location and the actual request
was for an exception to the
city's landscape code. The city
did seek, and receive, a com
mitment from the architect to
See City Page 2


Submitted photo/Ron Zimmerly
Commissioners sworn in
Judge James D. Sloan installed three County Commis-
sioners Nov. 18. Commissioner Janet B. Taylor was
sworn in for a fifth term. Commissioner Tris Chapman
and Commissioner Karson Turner were sworn in for their
first terms. Commissioner Taylor serves District 1, Com-
missioner Chapman District 3 and Commissioner Turner
District 5. The new commissioners' first board meeting is
Dec. 9 in LaBelle at 5 p.m.


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Groves moves on to Workforce position


Dan Regelski, Regional SBDC
Director, is proud to announce
that Janice Groves, former Execu-


Submitted photo
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Snow
Continued From Page 1
kids!
The Grinch will be on hand,
too, but he'll be on his best be-
havior even the Grinch loves
Santa and snow!
Don't forget, the City of La-
Belle's big Christmas Parade
will lead up to the events in Bar-
ron Park, heading north on Main
Street. Line up at U-Save parking
lot at 4:30 p.m. The parade will
start at 5:30 p.m. Join Santa, fire
trucks, sheriff's ccars, motor-
cycles, bicycles,wagoons, home
made floats all sorts of modes
of transportation! For more infor-
mation on the parade call Melissa
Castillo at 675-1090.
This is your time to shine, kids!
Big people, too floats and music
just make it all better.
The chamber will sel barbe-
cue sandwiches and the Rotary
Club will have hot dogs for sale
in the park.



City
Continued From Page 1

add a more substantial vegetative
buffer including more oaks sur-
rounding the facility.
The exception requested
would allow the removal of five
oaks on the site, if necessary.
However, the landscape architect
felt utility pipes may be placed
underground without disturbing
them and was seeking the excep-
tion as a back up measure only.
Rock Aboujaoude, engineer
for the project, said the county
is "counting nickels and dimes
to make this (project) happen"
and is working on a very tight
budget.
He said the county under-
stands that the jail does not be-
long in the heart of the city, but
there is a dire need for the addi
tion to alleviate overcrowding in
the jail. With this construction, it
may be moved at a later date.
The request was approved
5-0. The motion to approve was
made by Commissioner Dave
Lyons and seconded by Commis-
sioner Hilda Zimmerly.
The structure will replace the
old Building and Zoning Build-
ing.


tive Director of Hendry County
Economic Development Coun-
cil, has accepted a one year OPS
position under the WIRED Grant
thru Workforce. Janice began
working on October 20 on this
one-year, OPS position.
Her responsibilities will in-
clude facilitating the Rural Entre-
preneurship through Advanced
learning program and counseling
and helping small business cli-
ents in LaBelle, Clewiston, Moore
Haven and Immokalee and other
responsibilities as outlined by the
grant.
Janice is active in her commu-
nity. She participates, and is past
secretary, on the Board of Direc

If your group would like to
have a game booth, please call
Sara at the chamber. The cham-
ber will put up the booths, but
each group will have the fun of
decorating their own.
Don't forget the Caloosa Hu-
mane Society's annual Christ-
mas Boat Parade Dec. 13.
Decorate your boat for the best
effect and listen to the apprecia-
tive crowd on the river bank.
The parade begins at "dark:30"
and there will be lots of fun to en-
joy at Barron Park while you're
taking in the spectacular boats.
Call Caloosa Humane Society at
675-0997 or Tim at 673-1838 for
more information.
While you're in the holiday
state of mind, the chamber's an
nual Light Up LaBelle Contest
is right around the corner, too.
Register your home or business
for the judging. Call 675-0125 for
more information.
If you have any old holiday
decorations, the chamber would
be happy to have them!


Water plant
The city is finally ready to
start putting in a test well for its
new water treatment plant down
SR 29 on the Paul property. The
water must come from the deep
Lower Hawthorne aquifer.
Since RUS has told the city it
does not have the funding nec-
essary to help the city with its
new water plant, the city is now
looking for ways to break up the
project into smaller pieces. The
first piece will be the deep well
injection system, which is also
the most expensive and time
consuming element. A request
for funding for that piece will be
submitted. The deep injection
system will inject salty reject wa-
ter into saltier water deep in the
earth.
If the city increases the pro-
posed plant's capacity from one
million to 1.5 million GPD (gal-
lons per day), it will be able to
completely phase out the old
plant. At one time, the proposal
was to continue operation of the
old plant and blend water from it
and the new plant.
However, Mayor Paul Puletti
is adamant that the entire city
should have the same good wa-
ter.


tors for the Education Center of
Southwest Florida, an organiza-
tion dedicated to meeting non-
traditional educational needs to
people in SWFL.
As past chair, for 12 years, she
remains on the board of directors
for the Firehouse Cultural Center
in LaBelle. In 2006 she was instru-
mental in developing the Leader-
ship Hendry & Glades Counties
program, dedicated to providing
a unique learning experience to
up and coming community lead-


ers, where she currently sits on
the board as President.
Past affiliations include board
activity on Florida Economic De-
velopment Council, Enterprise
Florida's Stakeholder's Council,
Florida's Heartland REDI, and
southwest Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council where she served
as Chair. Janice may be reached
by calling 863-840-2279 or email-
ing her at jgroves@fgcu.edu for
your small business development
needs.


Capt. Hendry Dinner


The Annual Captain Hen-
dry Holiday Dinner is on again.
Scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4,
dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. on the
grounds of the Captain Hendry
House, Fraser Street, LaBelle.
The dinner is held to raise
funds for the Education Center of
Southwest Florida.
During the past few years the
Education Center has focused on
computer, heavy equipment and
construction programs providing
over 300 people in Hendry and
Glades Counties with training.
The Center is happy to develop
specialized training programs.
Support of the fundraiser will


enable the Education Center to
prepare the local workforce for
their future and the future of em
ployers in SW Rural Florida.
Back to our roots is the focus
of this year's dinner featuring
"Cracker Cuisine."
The famous auction will offer
you desserts made by the best
bakers of decadence in town,
plus a few surprises of other spe-
cial items.
Tickets are $25 and can be
purchased from any Ed Center
Director, calling 239-860-8592 or
863-675-6800, or emailing jan-
ice 1192@yahoo.com.

Submitted photo/Sonny Hughes
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc., is raf-
fling off this shed at the Cap-
tain Hendry Dinner. This is a
10 x 12 foot shed worth ap-
proximately $4,000 (built very
well). Tickets are $5 each or
6 for $25. Call 863-675-6800
or 239-860-6722 to order tick-
ets. Please include your last
name and phone number.


CAuTAIN H-ENDvr ArTIsrs
AND CLAFTIUS INVITE
YOU TO CLUR ANNUAL S-HOW
WHutL: BARRON PARK,
IN LABELLE
WHIN: SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 08
TIMr: 9:00AM TO 2:00PM
Live entertainment and
food Come one come all
and bring your friends.

For more information, Call Judith
at 863-675-0340 or 863-234-9580
or Cobie
at 863-675-5887 or 863-517-0369


system
Hendry County has a new
web-based building permit and
tracking system.
The new system which will
help ease the frustration of con-
tractors, planners and citizens
trying to find where their per-
mits, land use, code enforce-
ment issues and licensees are,
in the approval or inspection
process. The new system will
also speed up permit and code
enforcement activities.
The new tracking system,
called TRAKIT, will allow auto-
mated scheduling of county in-
spections and instant reporting
of the results.
The system can be accessed
by going to the Hendry County
website,www.hendryfla.net and
clicking on the Agencies and De-
partments button. From this win-
dow, click on the Building/Code
Enforcement button where you
will find the E-Trakit button. The
direct link of the E-Trakit system
is http://74.5.234.204:8383/ET-
RAKIT/index.asp
In addition, Hendry County


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LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address:
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missions from its readers. Opinions,
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in place
is now receiving permit applica-
tions and building plans via e
mail and can issue permits by e-
mail that the applicant can print
out and post on the job site.
This saves contractors and
builders time and money and
further speeds up the permitting
process.
Owners, by State Law, must
appear in person to sign an af-
fidavit but all other business
can be electronically submitted,
processed and issued. An E-
permitting button is located on
the Building/Code Enforcement
page.
Please contact the Building
Department at 863-675-5245 or
863-983-1463 for more informa-
tion or stop by the Building De
partment for a free copy of the
newsletter,
Community Buzz, for com-
plete electronic permitting sub-
mission information.


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Hendry Family Care Center
Extends Hours on Mondays
For the convenience of serving your family's healthcare
needs, the Hendry Family Care Center is happy to announce
that they are providing extended hours on Mondays.
Effective Nov. 10th, the Hendry Family Care Center
will be open every Monday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Call 863-983-3434 to schedule your appointment
(walk-ins are welcome)





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 20, 2008 3


A Lantana man lost his life on
US 27 Nov. 17.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Gerald Wil-
liam Robinson, 61, was driving
a 2007 Volkswagon eastbound
on US 27 about a half mile east
of Clewiston at a high rate of
speed. The vehicle entered a
curve east of the city and went


off the north side of the high-
way, onto the grass shoulder.
The front of the Volkswagon
collided with four signs and ro-
tated counter-clockwise, over
turning three times. Mr. Robin-
son was pronounced dead at
the scene. He had been wearing
his seatbelt at the time of the
crash.


Homeless vigil slated


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition is hard at work planning
the new season.
The coalition is asking every-
one to join in a candlelight vigil to
mark the end of its food drive. The
community is asked to meet Nov.
21 6 p.m. at Barron Park for the
candlelight vigil and then walk as
a group to the United Way House
for a screening of the documen-
tary When I Came Home. The
film was awarded best documen-
tary by NY Loves Film in 2006 and
captures the plight of homeless
veterans in America.
The group plans to continue
this past year's very successful
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
and the Bird House Auction. Both
were firsts this year and captured
the public's fancy.
A Point in Time survey is
planned for Saturday, January 31,
2009. The group is in need of vol-
unteers to help count the home
less in both Hendry and Glades.
Last year's survey counted 475
homeless in the two-county area
in just a one-day If you would like
to volunteer, please call the Unit-
ed Way House at 675-8383.
Healing Waters provides
breakfast on Monday morning for
the homeless at 8:30 a.m.
Chairman of the Hendry-
Glades Homeless Coalition Erika
Villafuerte has taken the initiative
in building for the group's future,
aided by several committed and
enthusiastic members.
Homeless are defined as any-
one without a place of their own:
those living with relatives or
friends, in their vehicles or other
substandard places. The coalition


Arrest reports

LaBelle
Evelyn Shanita Ross, 42, was
arrested Nov. 16 and charged on a
warrant with VOP: felony or com-
munity control. Deputy C. Buch-
hofer was arresting officer.
Jose Jimenez, 17, was arrested
Nov. 14 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine. Deputy Rick Pe-
rian was arresting officer.
Gonzalo Rodriguez-Hernan-
dez, 31, was arrested Nov. 14 and
charged with possession of co-
caine. Investigator Robert Archer
was arresting officer. He was also
arrested and charged with sell-
ing cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a place of worship or business
Schedule II. Deputy Brett Daley
was arresting officer.
Kimmy Karen Walker, 43, was
arrested Nov. 14 and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, manufacture, deliv-
er etc., Schedule II, possession of
synthetic narcotics with intent to
sell, deliver, etc., and possession
of marijuana over 20 grams or a
controlled substance without a
prescription.
Casey Sue Rodgers, 39, was ar-
rested Nov. 14 and charged with
selling cocaine within 1,000 feet
of a place or worship or business
Schedule II. Deputy Brett Daley
was arresting officer.
Jermaine Terrence Feagin, 33,
was arrested Nov. 14 and charged
with dealing in stolen property,
possession of cocaine and pos-
session/use of narcotics equip-
ment. Cpl. Olvera was arresting
officer.
Johnathon Artega, 14, was ar-
rested Nov. 13 and charged with
possession of aweapon on school
property. Deputy Ty Marshall was
arresting officer.
Jose Angel Aguilar, 36, was
arrested Nov. 12 and charged
with possession of a weapon
by a convicted felon/firearm or
concealed weapon, possession
of cocaine with the intention of
selling, manufacturing, delivery
etc., Schedule II, possession of
marijuana with the intention of
selling, manufacturing, delivery,
etc., Schedule I, keeping a shop
or vehicle for drugs first violation.
He was also arrested and charged
with discharging a firearm in pub-
lic, resisting an officer/obstruction
without violence and possession
of cocaine. Investigator Robert
Archer was arresting officer.
Ramiro Gonzalez, 41, was ar-
rested Nov. 11 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon with no intent to kill and
battery touch or strike. Deputy R.
Perian was arresting officer.
Jose Hernandez, 20, was ar-
rested Nov. 11 and charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly


is working to fulfill its mission to
educate people about homeless-
ness
The Homeless Coalition is
part of a six-county coalition that
works to serve those who have
lost the most basic of human
needs.
Housed in the United Way
building on Fort Thompson Ave.,
the group serves anyone in need
by offering referrals to other
groups. The coalition tries to fill
gaps with overnight stays for non-
residents (county social services
responds to residents only). It
also provides bus tickets so those
in need so they can get to family
or friends outside the area.
It is a "last resort" organization,
meant to be of assistance once all
the normal social services have
been exhausted.
The coalition also conducts
toiletry and food drives through
out the year.
You can still help the hungry by
dropping off non-perishable food
items at the United Way office,
117 Fort Thompson Ave., Hendry
County SHIP Office at 162 S. Lee
Street in LaBelle and 100 El Paso
in Clewiston ,or in Moore Haven
at 196 6th Street.
Coalition members meet quar-
terly at the United Way House in
LaBelle and is actively seeking out
partnerships with other agencies.
The annual meeting will be Jan. 8
at United Way House 10 a.m.
The coalition continues to
seek grants to build a shelter;
concentrate on education and to
conduct its smaller projects. It is
partnering with People Who Care
in Clewiston, where Pastor Boyd
already has a site and is working
toward putting up a homeless
shelter.


weapon with no intent to kill and
battery touch or strike. Deputy R.
Perian was arresting officer.
Karen Hill, 55, was arrested
Nov. 11 and charged with car-
rying a concealed firearm and
obstruction of justice influence/
intimidate/hinder a law enforce-
ment officer in his duties. Deputy
C. Shepherd was arresting officer.

Clewiston
Larry Gerome Willis, 21, was
arrested Nov. 11 and charged
with aggravated battery Domestic
Violence by strangulation and ag-
gravated battery knew or should
have known the victim was preg-
nant. Deputy Greg Henderson
was arresting officer. Willis was
also arrested Nov. 12 and charged
on a warrant for sale of cocaine


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- As a high
school wrestler, Steve Whidden
was accustomed to feeling the
pressures of being the underdog.
His sports career in LaBelle
saw him quickly scale the ranks
of the wrestling world -- despite
his size -- and his father to this day
believes he could have been the
top wrestler in the state had he
kept it up.
But countless matches could
not have prepared him for the
battle on election night.
On that day, Nov. 4, Mr. Whid
den felt all the uncertainty that
comes with the culmination of a
months-long effort to assume the
top law enforcement position in
the county.
"It was by far the most stress
I've been in my life," remembers
Mr. Whidden. "And then it was
the happiest night of my life."
The celebration is short-lived
as the sheriff-elect faces some
fundamentally new hurdles that
will require creative thinking to
address: including a challenging
budget and an overcrowded jail.
While he says he won't have
specific answers until he gets to
work, he promises to face these
issues head on.
Mr. Whidden will have to work
around the limitations of his bud-
get. Tough economic times have
meant that most county depart-
ments have taken a hit, and that
was no different for the sheriff's
office.
The plan is to beef up patrol
without having to go to the county
commissioners for help, he said.
The 36-year-old's primary con-
cern is the organization of the de
partment and his thoughts on this
almost guarantee that there will
be a considerable shake-up at the
law enforcement agency when
he becomes sheriff.
Mr. Whidden is careful to say
that the present administration
is not "top-heavy" but contains
many "duplicated, unjustified
positions," or jobs that could al-
together be eliminated without
drastically affecting operations.


within 1,000 feet of a place of
worship or business Schedule II.
Deputy Juan Soto was arresting
officer.
Lafonda Denise Stewart, 30,
was arrested Nov. 12 and charged
with burglary of a structure/con
veyance unarmed with no person
inside and larceny theft was be-
tween $300-$5,000. CPD Officer
C. Compton was arresting officer.
Devnish Seales, 23, was ar-
rested Nov. 11 and charged with
aggravated battery domestic vio-
lence. Deputy Greg Henderson
was arresting officer.
Ileana Ayala Napoleoni, 46,
was arrested Nov. 11 and charged
with traffic offense DUI alcohol or
drugs second offense, refusing to
submit to a breathalizer test and
possession of cocaine. Deputy N.
Reed was arresting officer.


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He pointed to at least one po-
sition, that of inspector, that he
intends to cut.
"I never could find a job de-
scription, and that position is
paid $66,000," said Mr. Whidden.
"That's a lot of money for not
knowing what they do."
He also criticizes the role of
administration director, as well
as the assistants serving under
the major directors of the depart
ment.
"This is only a 196-man de-
partment, it's not that big to pay
a person to do a job and then pay
another person another $30,000
(to help them do the job)," the
sheriff-elect said.
His focus as he assumes the
job in January will be to eliminate
those positions he feels are not
critical, and utilize the money for
paying for additional deputies.
Increased presence on the
streets is important, he said.
Following in line with that
goal, he plans to make good on
his campaign promise to have a
larger presence in Montura, with
the hopes of putting at least one


full-time deputy in the area.
Though he hands it to Sher-
iff Ronnie Lee for putting many
grow houses out of operation,
Mr. Whidden said it is the lack of
patrol in those rural areas that at-
tract drug dealers.
"There are a lot more grow
houses in Montura than have
been caught," he said.
Beyond the issues of financial
constraints, the key to running an
efficient department is the contin
ued training of deputies, he said.
Presently, he feels that deputies
have not been afforded the op-
portunity to further their knowl-
edge and some may benefit from
learning to properly deal with
residents.
"We will be reprogramming
them on how to patrol, how they
deal with people," he said.
Looking back at election night,
he said it is simple to see why
people voted for him.
"In the local races and the na-
tional races, there was a great re-
sponse. People were just ready for
a change. I am excited, enthused
about everything," he said.


News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
com.


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Thank You


From a veteran
I would like to thank the La-
Belle High School students (and
staff) for the wonderful ceremony
this past Tuesday, November 11,
held at the LaBelle High School.
This proud, hard bitten, US
Navy Vietnam veteran had a tear
in his eye during the entire pro
gram. LaBelle, be proud of our
young people.
The moment I arrived I was
greeted by students holding plac-
ards reading; Thank You for Your
Service, We Love Our Veterans,
Vets Are #1... At every turn young
people asked "Are you aveteran?"
and I answered "Yes" they said
"Thank You."
Oh yes, they even fed us pan-
cakes and sausage with fresh OJ
after. I thank you from the bottom
of my heart.
May God bless and
keep you all.
John P. Chandley

Cowboy gratitude
The LaBelle High School
Football Team and Coaching
Staff would like to send a special
thanks to the owners of Rodeo for
providing them with a wonderful
team dinner this past Thursday
night November 13.
The dinner consisted of spa-
ghetti, garlic bread, and endless
pitchers of soft drinks. The owner
also opened up the game ma


chines and let the kids play the
games during the meal at no cost,
as well as providing some deli-
cious chocolate chip cookies for
dessert!
Thank you, Rodeo, for sup
porting the Cowboys this season!
Coach Hal Bennett

School supplies much
appreciated
We want to express our ap-
preciation to the Rotary Club for
their generosity in support of our
annual school supply giveaway.
We would also like to thank
the First Bank of Clewiston, Kris-
tina Kulpa and Trish Arnold for
their donation.
The following LaBelle school
bus drivers pledged $1.00 per
check for the 2008-09 school year:
Jewel Blocker, Fred Lindstrum,
Debby Livingston, Jeannie Lynch,
Jean Newman, Marie Olmedo,
Bill Rose, John Smith, Debbie
Steelman, Virginia White and De-
nise Wright. We gave away 700
bags at our last event and have set
a goal of 1,000 bags for the 2009
2010 event.
Your commitment will help
us to reach our goal. Support
from the community means so
much to us, but even more to the
parents and children in LaBelle.
Thank you from all of us.
Sincerely,
H.E.S.PA.


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HRMC working for you
The Foundation's Annual Giv
ing Campaign is under way. We
are asking you, a member of our
community, to make an annual
donation to the HRMC Founda-
tion for the projects of the hos-
pital system. Your Hospital Foun-
dation has not changed its focus.
The health and well-being of our
community, and those who live
nearby, require our diligence to-
ward providing modern, quality
healthcare.
At their September board meet-
ing, the hospital board of directors
selected and hired DEJA (David E.
Johnson Architect) to design the
new emergency room, surgery
suite and laboratory. In August,
the firm of American Health Fa-
cilities Development (AHFD)
was selected as project manager,
hired to oversee the construction
development. DEJA has begun
the preliminary development of
architectural schematics. In the
meantime, hospital administra-
tion is diligently negotiating with
lenders for the financing of the
new facility, which will cost ap-
proximately 17 million dollars.
Though global financial lending
opportunities have greatly affect
ed the borrowing environment,
the Foundation and the Hospital
Board of Authority are committed
to moving forward with the con-
struction project. Once financial
negotiations are completed, the
architectural design and engi
neering plans will be submitted to
the State for approval. Be assured,
despite the delay, this project is
moving forward! This construc-


tion project is vitally important
--that is why your financial help is
needed as we begin our Annual
Giving Campaign.
Last year, we announced
the opening of the Hendry Re-
gional Convenient Care Center
in LaBelle. We're happy to report
that the facility has far exceeded
our expectation! In only twelve
months, it has served the health
care needs of 6,365 patients! Do-
nations given to the Foundation,
and earmarked for the healthcare
center in LaBelle, were used to
fund the X-ray equipment for the
facility. Without your help, this
would not have been possible.
The hospital is continuing to fo-
cus on future enhancements in
LaBelle by planning for a perma
nent Imaging Center and a new
hospital, based on economic vi-
ability.
When you give to the Hendry
Regional Medical Center Foun-
dation, you're giving the 'gift of
good health' to yourself and to
your family. Some contributors
can give more than others; what
is important is the reason behind
the gift. Our request is that you
give whatever amount makes you
proud.
There are many ways you can
give -you can enclose your
check today for an annual contri-
bution, or if you prefer, you can
make a larger pledge and sched
ule payments over a specific pe-
riod of time. You may also donate
on-line with a credit card by going
to www.hendryregional.org and
accessing the Foundation page.
For other planned giving, call the


Foundation House at 863-983-
2735. We invite you to partner
with us and join our Annual Giv
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With appreciation,
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Foundation Chairman

Envy and rumors
It has been said that if igno-
rance and envy continue to fuel
rumors that get repeated until
they morph into accepted com-
mon knowledge, the Presidency
awaits.
Basically, I'm not a political
animal, but I have run for minor
civic, fraternal and school offices.
As far back as grade school, I re-
member being a candidate for
class president, and was fortu-
nate to be nominated by fellow
classmates after a very active de-
bate as to what characteristics the
class deemed important.
I and a girl, Mary Jane Wagner,
were nominated and a date was
established for us to make our
policy speeches. I was designated
to go first and I had very specific
ideas as to how to make our
class outstanding and with the
best learning record in the entire
school.
I suggested that, where pos-
sible, the teacher make learning
fun and relevant to our everyday
lives. I even suggested that extra
credit be given for any and all
outside activities affecting our
neighborhoods and community.
I ended up my speech by prom
ising to make myself available to
all members of the class, and to
do my very best. I was warmly


applauded and felt really good
about my speech.
I'll never forget how Mary
Jane, audaciously, walked to the
front of the room, introduced her-
self, asked everyone to vote for
her, and said that if they did she
promised everyone ice cream.
She returned to her seat as
the class went wild screaming,
"Yes! Yes! We want ice cream!
and you've got my vote." To the
teacher's credit, she thanked both
of us for our speeches and before
taking the vote, opened up the
floor for discussion.
As I recall, there were some
questions as to who and how
would the ice cream be paid for?
Would her parents buy it or would
the class pay for it?
She said that she didn't know,
but, in turn, the class unanimous-
ly, really didn't care. All they could
think about was getting that ice
cream. My speech was forgotten
and the girl won in a landslide
vote.
Even though this incident in
my life was almost 70 years ago,
I couldn't help but be reminded
of it over the past two years as
Obama successfully resurrected
the "Free Ice Cream" platform
and won the Presidency of the
United States of America.
Now fifty two percent of
America, like nine year olds, have
settled for ice cream, and the oth
er forty eight percent know they
are going to have to feed and milk
the cows to produce and supply
that "ice cream."
T.W. Bill Neville
LaBelle


Easy, but painful: The truth about lying


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have you ever been lied to?
Of course, you have. And, if
the truth were
known, we all
haveliedatsome
point, either to
another person,
or to ourselves.
"Everybody lies
-- every day; -
every hour;
awake; asleep; Dr. Les
in his dreams;r. Les
in his joy; in his Morgan
mourning," Mark Twain wrote in
his 1882 essay "On the Decay of
the Art of Lying." While Twain's
statement is heavy (who can lie
in their sleep?), the point is we all
have broken the ninth command-
ment "Thou Shall not bear false
witness."
One needn't work for the FBI
to discover the lies that abound
within our society. Outstanding
professional sportsmen, key po-
litical leaders, and even mothers
of cheerleaders have been found
guilty of perjury. City employees
in various states have been ac-
cused of fabricating companies to
siphon taxpayer money. Lies and
liars are all around us no matter


what strata of society we find our
selves.
When it comes to the subject
of lying, we can walk around it
all we want but at some point we
have to ask at least two questions:
"Why do people lie?" and "Why
do (did) I lie?"
Regarding this question of,
"Why Lie?" Psychologist Paul
Ekman writes, "We lie to avoid
punishment, to get a reward, to
protect others, to escape an awk-
ward social situation, to enhance
our egos, to control information
and to fulfill our job descriptions
(think spies)."
"Sometimes," we are told in
whispered tones, "dishonesty is
the best policy. Lying, for all the
bad it might cause, is an indis-
pensable part of keeping our day-
to-day lives running smoothly."
Example: at a young age, we're
told, "no matter what, tell Aunt
Barbara you like her gift."
I have seen when people are
so used to fabricating the truth,
they don't even think about what
they are saying. They just weave a
tale as they chatter along. Robert
Feldman, associate dean at the
College of Social and Behavioral
Sciences at the University of Mas-
sachusetts states, "At a very early


age we're getting these conflicting
messages about honesty, and for
some people it makes them more
prepared to be deceptive later in
life."
Result: here we are, all grown
up and peddling lies big and
small: exaggerating resumes, mis-
leading others, fibbing to spare
people pain, lying to ourselves to
preserve whatever we feel is es-
sential to our happiness.
Dan Zak, writer for the Wash-
ington Post, asked a potent ques
tion about lying: "How do we cut
through the thick crust of decep-
tion and drill our way to the hot,
molten core of truth?"
It's easy... but it takes training
and practice. Its called asking God
to help you stop! He is the Truth-
teller, and the Bible says God can-
not lie. Since that is true, and we
are at our best when we imitate
the Lord, isn't it only sensible that
if we ask Him to help us, he will?
If a person wants to really ad
dress this crucial issue of lying, it
is essential to have a conversation
with Him and a confrontation by
the Lord. He is the only one who
can impact a true change in ex
change for the falsehoods and
fabrications.
How would a conversation


and a confrontation be benefi
cial? First, no one likes to be lied
to. Second, no one likes to be
caught in a lie. So if lying were not
a part of your life, wouldn't that
be wonderful?
It also helps to know that get-
ting awaywith lies seems less easy
to do these days. There are e-mail
trails and cell phone videos and
rabid cable news networks with
a nose for hypocrisy and double
talk. And let's not forget about
those pesky little video montages
on YouTube.
Ekman reminds us, "A big cost
of lying is people won't be able to
trust you again. Everyone knows
what it takes to lie, but nobody
knows the ability it takes to re-
establish trust. You can't work
with someone, let alone live
with someone, if you don't trust
them."
Still, this doesn't mean a
golden age of truth telling is at
hand. That is why only the Lord
who said, "I am the Truth..." is
exclusively able to bring genuine
change.
And that's no lie.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
Caloosa Baptist Church in La
Belle, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's.


Diabetes: Living with the dread disease


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include excessive thirst, extreme
hunger, unusual weight loss, in-
creased tiredness, increased irri-


tability and blurry vision.
Sometimes family history plays
a part in whether a person devel-
ops diabetes, but other factors
such as being over weight or lack
of exercise appear to play a role
as well. Also, African Americans,
Hispanics and Native Americans
are at a higher risk of diabetes.
When a person has diabetes,
they also have an increased risk
of heart attack, stroke, kidney dis
ease, or blindness.
There is no known cure for
diabetes, but there is treatment.
Diet, exercise and new medicines
can prevent or delay much of the
illness and complications of dia-
betes.
Did you know that there is
also something known as pre-


diabetes? Pre-diabetes is a blood
glucose level higher than normal,
but not high enough to be diag-
nosed as diabetes.
Ask your doctor about getting
tested. If your number is between
110-125, then you are in the pre-
diabetes range.
Keep in mind that a 5-10% re-
duction in body weight produces
a 58% reduction in diabetes. Take
action now! Get at least 30 min-
utes of physical activity every day.
Dance, walk the dog, play with
your kids! Eat healthier. Learn
serving sizes. Do as your mom
told you...eat your vegetables!
Get tested!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public Infor-
mation Officer and Planning Consul-
tant for the Hendry & Glades County
Health Department).


Voting: Just the beginning of citizenship


By Fr. Alan Kelmereit periors or agree with them. When
We've had a bit more than two the order is given, the response is
weeks now to adjust to the results to salute smartly and get on with
of the presidential election, the job. For people of faith, there
Many people are extremely are three things which are part of
happy, many others are every bit "getting on with the job."
as unhappy. First, be aware. It's all too easy
Our happiness is no longer the to let the workings of federal gov
issue, however. ernment go on without paying
Barack Obama too much attention. It's easy to
will be sworn adopt a "there's nothing I can do
in as the 44th about it" attitude.
President of the The fact of the matter is that
United States in one of the greatest instruments of
January. safety this country has available is
As citizens of an informed populace. Converse-
this nation, it is ly, one of the greatest dangers to
now our respon- Fr. Alan our democracy is an uncaring
sibility to place Kleret and ignorant populace.
loyalty to the Kelmereit However you get your news,
United States, television, radio, newspapers
and concern for its welfare, ahead or the internet, get your news!
of our partisan preferences. Know what's going on and what
Perhaps it's my military career it means for our national welfare.
showing through. Second, be involved.
In the armed services it doesn't We can't all be politicians, but
matter whether you like your su- can and must make our voices


heard. If you think it isn't impor
tant, recall the pre-convention
days of this past political cam-
paign when Senators and Repre
sentatives were constantly polling
their constituents to determine
which candidate they could safely
support without endangering
their own electability.
That was not an edifying spec-
tacle of democracy at work, but
it does demonstrate that they pay
attention to those who will vote
for or against them.
The same holds true for the
issues they face throughout their
terms. If they hear enough voices
speaking about an issue they will
respond.
Let your elected officials, in-
cluding the President, know
what's on your mind.
Finally, pray. Barack Obama
presents himself as a man of faith.
Pray that he will indeed turn to
God for wisdom and for direction
If the idea of God's direc-


tion worries you, remember that
God's desire is always for the
good of his people. (That's a sub-
ject for another discussion)
Pray that the policies and pro-
grams which are pursued will be
those which are best for the peo
ple of this nation, and that these
policies and programs will be ef-
fective.
Faith has a rightful place in
the public discourse. People of
faith need to know that and be
sure that their voices are heard.
I've run across the truism several
times recently, "all that is neces-
sary for evil to triumph is for good
men to do nothing."
Nowhere, and at no time, has
it been more important for us to
understand the need for people of
faith to be involved.
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-
place@embarqmall.com




Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 20, 2008 5


Celebrate Great American Smokeout


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

UES students appreciate veterans
November 10 students at Upthegrove Elementary School gathered in two assemblies to hon-
or their family members and all those who have provided them with freedom by offering their
service to their country. VFW Post 10100 Quartermaster Mark Shoenwald and Jim Cianfrani
of the Men's Auxiliary demonstrated the proper way to fold the flag while Sue Hansen of the
Women's Auxiliary explained the meaning of each fold. Media Specialist Barbara Mehaffey
read the names of veterans submitted by students and staff. Each grade level did its own
presentation, singing patriotic songs in front of a video presentation and students' original
patriotic artwork on the walls. Special guest, Air Force veteran Wayne Mundy, who served
from 1982-91, was a very popular visitor with the students.


by Valarie L. James, Hendry
County Health Department
November 20, 2008 marks the
celebration of the 32nd Annual
Great American Smokeout, the
day when thousands of Ameri
cans resolve to quit smoking,
many of them for good. If you
want to quit smoking, there is no
better time to do it than now.
If you're a tobacco user, the
Great American Smokeout is a
great time to take the challenge of
quitting. By choosing to quit for
at least one day, you can use the
time to think about your tobacco
use, and prove to yourself that
you can make the choice to quit
using tobacco.
This event, aimed at helping
people kick the habit by rais-
ing awareness of the hazards
cigarette smoke presents, has be-
come a popular day for people to
quit smoking.
This year's Great American
Smoke-Out coincides with the
rebirth of the Statewide Students
Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
program. During a conference
in October more than 60 young
men and women participated in a
three-day teen summit to reinvig-
orate and refocus the statewide
SWAT program.
During this meeting the youth
adopted a new SWAT mission
statement and elected a 12 mem-
ber Youth Advocacy Board.
To mark the occasion, SWAT
youth in more than a dozen coun-
ties across South Florida will stage
activities to educate the public -
especially their fellow youth on
the dangers of tobacco use and
encourage smokers to quit.
Quitting is not an easy road to


travel, but if you start now the
life hurdles later will be easier.
The discomforts of nicotine with-
drawal are temporary, but the
benefits you'll gain when you free
yourself from this addiction are
permanent. Stop dreaming about
quitting and take action to make
it a reality. Give yourself the gift
of a better life in more ways than
you can imagine Quit Smoking
NOW!
Don't give up. If you experi-
ence a setback, don't give up
hope. It's actually much more
common to experience a setback


than not. Instead of getting down
on yourself, take the opportunity
to learn from your experiences to
help yourself achieve success.
For smoking cessation classes
in Hendry County contact Vala-
rie James at (863)674-4056 ext
128, in Glades County contact
Angelica Pena at (863) 946-0707
ext. 220 or call the Florida Quit-
for-Life-line at 1-877-822-6669.
The Florida Quit-for-Life-Line pro-
vides telephone based counseling
sessions to Florida residents who
need assistance or support to quit
tobacco use.


-November is National Diabetes Month LiD you have diabetic changes in your eyes?
Schedule a dilated eve exam to find out.
FAMILY EYE CARE
(863)675-0761
www.familyeyecarelabelle.com


Submitted photo
LES Students of the Month
LaBelle Elementay School "Citizens of the Month" of the schools' older students in grades
three through five (front row to back row) are: Jonathan Sands, Carson Hayes, Naesa Gua-
jardo, Cristian Gomez, Yesenia Avellaneda, Shaquilla Glover; In row two are: Javier Espino,
Sergio Sanchez, Jaime Raya, Ricky DeLeon. Row three includes: Calista Jones, Angelica
Cuellar and in row four: Allie Anderson, Viridiana Gonzalez, Jonathan Olmeda, AnaMaria
Mata.


Submitted photo

LES Students of the Month
LaBelle Elementary "Citizens of the Month" among the younger students the front row to
back row are: (row one) Jacqueline Garcia, Maria Ramos, Jesus Chairez, Jose Jimenez, Ro-
lando Gomez. In row two are: Thomas Bryant, Jesse Sanchez, Sofia Sanchez, Miguel Chairez.
Students included in row three are: Yaritza Herrera, Nadia Chavez, Ja-EI Vega, Marco Men-
dez, Mayra Ibarra. In row four are: Elizabeth Rangel, Jennifer Luna, Jesus Villagomez, Dulce
Callejas, Britten Williams, Yamilex Salinas.


School Briefs

Come on down to
Turkey Bingo!
Country Oaks Elementary
School will hold its 10th Annual
Turkey Bingo on Friday, Nov. 21.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the
first game of Bingo is at 7 p.m.
Come join the fun and win
some great prizes including a
Nintendo Wii Gaming System, an
8GB IPOD Nano, a 20" TV/DVD
Combination, and lots of other
great stuff.
Also, win a turkey for Thanks-
giving Dinner. Concessions will be
available for purchase. For more
information, call 674-4140.




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Safety Patrol
Citizens of the Month--Safety
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners on December 9,
2008, 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission
Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Florida.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the adoption of the
amendment to the Capital Improvements Element of the Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan by including updates to make the
plan financially feasible. The Ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 08-

AN ORDINANCE OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING
THE HENDRY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE
91-05, AS AMENDED, BY SPECIFICALLY AMENDING THE CAP-
ITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT BY IMPLEMENTING A
FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE 5-YEAR SCHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Oral
and written comments will be accepted. A copy of the proposed
amendment is available for inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 S. Lee St., LaBelle, FL
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, and at the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners'
office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL between the hours of
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said
meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Any questions pertaining to these documents should be directed
to the Planning and Zoning Department, either by phone (863-
675-5240), email (vcautero@hendryfla.net), U. S. mail (P O. Box
2340, La Belle, FL 33975) or by fax (863- 675-5317).

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





6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 20, 2008


Community Happenings


Post office
and Toys for Tots
Postal carriers at the Post Of-
fice in LaBelle are once again
picking up Toys for Tots donated
by their postal customers. They
will be picked up on Dec. 6. All
these toys will be distributed to
LaBelle children.

Stop by museum
open house
The LaBelle Heritage Museum
is having its second Christmas
Open House on Thursday, Dec.
4, from 5-7 p.m. and is open to
the public. Admission is a box/


Obituaries


Obituaries shouldbesubmitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e mailing
obits@newszap.com.Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.
newszap.com.
Frances G. Spaeth, 96
LABELLE -Frances G. Spaeth,
(nee Griffiths) of Cherry Hill, N.J.,
and LaBelle, died on Thursday, Nov,
13, 2008, at the age of 96.
She was predeceased by her hus-
band, Arthur L. Spaeth.
She is the mother of sons, David C.
Spaeth (Colleen) of Haddonfield,
N.J., Andrew L. Spaeth (Mary Beth)
of Annapolis, Md.; and daughter,
Deborah E. Kelmereit, (Rev. Alan H.)
of LaBelle. She was grandmother of
Laura Cassidy of Houston, Texas,
Larry A. Kelmereit of Moon Town-
ship, Pa., Catherine Russell, of
Greencastle, Pa., Amanda Edwards
of Cherry Hill, N.J., Robert J. Spaeth
of Haddonfield, N.J., the late Michael
Spaeth; and great-grandmother of
six.
Mrs. Spaeth was born in Camden,
N.J., on Jan. 22, 1912, the daughter
of Frank and Laura Griffiths. She
graduated from Collingswood High
School, received her BA degree from
Rutgers University and MA degree
from the University of Pennsylvania.
She was a homemaker during the
period of raising her children but for
17 years thereafter until her retire-
ment she was Professor of World
Literature at Camden County Col-
lege. She was a founding member of
the Circle of Prayer group at St. Bar-
tholomew's Church in Cherry Hill
where she also conducted the Ke-
rygma Bible study group.
In the decade of 1950, she was ac
tive as a member of the Board of
Education in Haddon Township,
N.J., beneficially influencing the
course of education for the children
of that community.
On Saturday Nov. 22, 2008, at St.
Bartholomew's Church, Cherry Hill,
there will be a Eucharistic celebra
tion of her life at 11 a.m. A period of
visitation with the family will pre-
cede commencing at the church at
10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family re
quests that a donation be made to
the memorial fund of St Bartholo-
mew's Episcopal Church.
J.D. Daniels, 73
LABELLE -J.D. Daniels, passed
away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008. He
was 73.
He was born Dec. 11, 1934 in Fort
Denaud, Fla. He was a lifelong resi-
dent of the area and was self em-
ployed as a cattle rancher.
Survivors include his son, Hilton
Daniels; and wife, Brenda, of Fort
Myers; grandsons, Bobby Godwin,
of Fort Myers, and Travis Daniels, of
Fort Myers.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Carolyn Johnson Daniels; par-
ents, Robert Lee Daniels and Cassie
(Reed) Daniels; and sister, Evelyn
Greer.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to
2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. A
graveside funeral service will follow
at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Denaud Ceme
tery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.
Robert John Etgeton
Jr., 58
LABELLE Robert John Etgeton
Jr., passed away Saturday, Nov. 15,
2008, in Cape Coral. He was 58.
He was born Oct. 20, 1950 in Sum-
ner, Iowa, to Robert John Etgeton
Sr. and Evelyn Etgeton. He moved
with his family to LaBelle in 1961.
Robert graduated from LaBelle High
School in 1970 and attended Florida
State University. He married Cassan-
dra Ann Zehntner in 1974.
He owned and operated Silver
Lake Amusements until 2003. He
then worked as a CAD-tech for
Cooner and Associates until his ill-
ness.
Survivors include his wife of 34
years, Cassandra (Zehntner) Etge-
ton; son, Robert John Etgeton III,
both of LaBelle; daughter, Bonnie
Novota, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; two
brothers, Donald Etgeton and Mitch-
ell Etgeton; and several nieces and
nephews.
A celebration of life will be 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Salvation Army, P.O.
Box 218, LaBelle, FL 33975.


package of cookies and even this
is a busy time of year, they'd like
for all to stop by and visit a few
minutes before pursuing other
events. This will replace the regu
lar December meeting.

Glades Toys for Tots
Sign up for Toys for Tots Satur-
day, Nov. 22, from 8-10 a.m. at the
B&B Supermarket in Moore Ha-
ven. Contact Claudie McPherson
for more information at 863-946-
0561.

FCB plans food drive
Florida Community Bank's


Cremation Arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.
Sharon Harmon, 61
LABELLE Sharon Harmon, died
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 in her home.
She was 61.
She was a multi-talented woman!
She was a member of Life Ministries.
Survivors include her children,
Cindy King, Robert Wilson, Jeff Wil-
son, and Stephanie Darby; and her
grandchildren, RJ and Travis Britton,
Cody and Chloe King, and Amber
Wilson.
The family will be forever grateful
for all that Hope Hospice has done
for Sharon.
She was loved by all and will be
greatly missed.
William Douglas Fitch, 79
LABELLE -- William Douglas Fitch,
age 79, of LaBelle, passed away Nov.
15, 2008, in Lehigh Acres.
He was born July 16, 1929 in At-
lanta, Ga.
He was veteran of the armed ser-
vices.
William was a resident of LaBelle
since 1987 and was a former, long-
time resident of Atlanta.
He worked for many years with
the railroad.
Survivors include his brother-in-
law: William N. Miller of LaBelle,
nephew: Bruce A. Miller of LaBelle,
and nephew: Wade A. Miller of
Lakeland.
He was preceded in death by his
father, William Harvey Fitch, moth-
er: Cleo Margaret Creel Fitch Collier,
stepfather: J.W Collier, and sister:
Jacqueline F. Miller
Graveside services were Wednes-
day, Nov. 19, 2008 at Mount Paran
Baptist Cemetery, Atlanta.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu
neral Home, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Sandy Springs
Chapel, Sandy Springs, Ga.
Milford James
Williamson, 85
LABELLE -Milford James Wil
liamson. of Chesterville, Maine, and
LaBelle, died
Wedneday, Oct
15, 2008, in Frank-
lin Memorial Hos-
pital, Farmington,
Maine. He was 85.
Milford was pre-
ceeded in death
by his wife, Eldo-
ra, of 51 years.
He is survived by his three chil-
dren, Pam Elder(Danny) of Ches-
terville, Maine, Marsha Cross
(Crawford) of Ludowici, Ga., and
Joel Williamson (Jovita) of LaBelle;
and eight grandchildren Aaron
Smothers, Lacey Ann Elder, Daniel
Elder, Kenneth Cross, Kimberly
Smith, Kristel and Matthew and Mal
lory Williamson; and six great-
grandchildren Jonathan and Joshua
Smothers, Trinity Elder, Alexandria
and Samantha Cross, and Alyssa
Smith. Milford is also survived by his
second wife, Dorthy Sible.
A memorial service will be held at
the First Christian Church in LaBelle
on Dec. 6, 2008 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts of remem-
brance may be sent to The Bacheld-
er Scholarship Fund c/o Linda
Lowell Stratton, ME 04982 or to
Monmouth Academy Att: Scholar-
ship Fund Monmouth, ME 04259.


sixth annual Thanksgiving Food
Drive is collecting non-perishable
items to benefit the Salvation
Army of LaBelle. Suggested dona-
tions include: canned sweet po-
tatoes, stuffing mix, canned corn
and green beans, mashed potato
mix, evaporated milk, cranberry
sauce, gravy, spices and season-
ings, rolls and boxes of brown
sugar.
Drop off donations at the FCB
lobby, 155 N. Bridge Street, until
Friday, Nov. 21.

Get your flu shot now
Hendry Regional Medical Cen
ter is offering flu shots for $20. For
additional information call Con-
venient Care Center at 675-2356.

Food drive
for 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
Haven.
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
e-mail hendrygladeshomelessco-
alition@yahoo.com

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.

Captain Hendry
Dinner Dec. 4
Mark your calendar now for
the Dec. 4 Captain Hendry Dinner
to benefit the Education Center of
Southwest Florida, Inc. The even
begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Captain
Hendry House on Fraser Street.
Good company, Cracker cuisine,
dessert auction, music and more.
Tickets are $25 each. Call 675-
6800 for tickets or information.

Horse found
Horse found in the Montura
area of Hendry County. Please
contact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office at 983-1440 or 674-
4060 for more information.

Caregivers, take a
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.

Donate socks,
toiletries
Hendry and Glades area Girl
Scouts are collecting new socks
and toiletries for senior citizens.
Donated items can be dropped
off at Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church at 310 Camp
bell Street in LaBelle from 9 a.m.-1
p.m, Monday through Thursday
and on Sunday mornings before
December 11. Items will be dis-
tributed by Senior Connections.

Glades GOP
plan meeting
Glades Republicans will hold
their next monthly meeting Mon-
day, Dec. 8, at the Moore Haven


Library at 7 p.m. Election of new
county committee officers for
2009-2010 will be held, including
precinct representatives. Please
try to attend to help make the
best choices. Other agenda items
include planning participation at
Christmas on the Caloosahatchee
and 2009 area festivals. This meet-
ing is open to the public.


No Trash Pickup
There will be no trash or Re-
cycle (Port LaBelle) pick up on
Thursday, Nov. 27, due to the
Thanksgiving Holiday.
Normal pick up will resume
the next scheduled day. Transfer
stations in both Clewiston and
LaBelle will also be closed. Please


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call 675-5252 if you have any
questions.

Come to breakfast
American Legion Post 130 and
its auxiliary host a breakfast spe-
cial every Sunday from 7:30-11
a.m. at the post home, 699 Hwy.
80W. $6 per plate. All welcome.


OPEN HOUSE EVERY SUNDAY 2-4 P.M.
LOW COST FLORIDA I.IVNG with lots
of trees & privacy in Aqua Isles, a 55+
Quality Riverfront Community in
LaBelle. Renovated 3BR/2.5 bath,
Fireplace, Partially Furnished.
REDUCED: $49,900 Owner/Broker
PAUL ROSER REALTORS
863/675-0898 239/564-2005
www.PaulRoser.com








* *
* 3/2 Riverfront pool home near county
* park, boat ramp and convenient to *
* town. Nature park across the river.
* Easy to show $449,000 *







Spacious 2 story 4/2.5 pool home in
quiet neighborhood with country liv-
ing close to town. Large yard with
trees & tropical landscaping. Short
notice to see. $295,000

PAUL ROSER REALTORS
863/75-0898 239/564-2005
* www.PaulRoser.com





* ing close to town. Large yard with
Strees & tropical landscaping. Short *
* notice to see. $295,000 *

* PAUL ROSER REACTORS
* 863/675-0898 239/564-2005 *
* www.PaulRoser.com
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Lsctty of Clewiston featuring many
A new upgrades.


$139,000 3BD/2BA home located in
* $90,000 3BD/2BA Mobile home Port LaBelle.
close to River and boat ramp


* $269,900 3BD/2BA home in the


*$94,900 3BD/2BA Mobile home
close to town.







* $120,000 -2BD/1BA Home with
den and stone Patio.


WOW READY TO MOVE INTO! $114,000. 32 ) OVERSIZED HOME WIllTH DECK $W4,910. 4/2 Home
wCoW Rpi l nced with Flo ida o sac o ) priced nigh with many upgraded features comcu wilh 18
made late onme is bth p private and Sce n MS# above ground pool and a childrens playground set.
2 53made lake H e bh#2 pra and Seene l# 275
200853475


WOW MORE FOR YOUR MONEY! $150,000 This 3/2/2
Home has a metal rnof scrmesnd lanai ad m ppliaancs
included at $150,110.111 you can't heat this deal. 115#
20(1848733


TIS PROPERTY IS ZONED MULTI-FAMILY, RESIDEN-
TIL AND HAS 2 MOBILE HOMES $110,000. One i 3/2
and has tenants and the other one i in the procesf rend-
cald Built in 1992 sild as 3is MS#213)8159


GREAT RIVERFRONT HOME! $90,000. his 3/2 home
w/dctached 2+ car garage and helw ground pxil and spa
that sits n over 1 ac f land is a must sec! mS# 20(1858992


* $409,000 -4BD/3BA home in
Caloosa Estates. Motivated seller.


Call for more info on:
Acreage- $22,500
Homesites- $7,900
Commercial- 289,900


CLEWISTON TOWN HOUSE 3/2 $160,000. tent Option
- $900 A MONTH MIS#21111854562


LARGE 42 4 ACRES RANCH $174,900. He country
living cls i t own and the public htrat mpwith aces t
the liver Flrida puori oin front and hack MI8#
20011827125


PRICE REDUCED! LOOKING FOR COUNTRY LIVING!
$370,000. This BTAlFULhimu anm .3 ACHES wadeigned
io the coendcd family Super spacious 4 Kdroom 3 bath
manufacture honmc LS# 2(1599-S 8


WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY $250,000. Corete
lilock Home under construction on 5 acres Home has
been framed and has rough electric & plunhing in MIS#
2001150271


YOU MUST STEP INSIDE TO SEE! $190,000. The
FAMILY READY 2005 3/2 CBS HOME IN PORT Fantas cIntmerirofthisuniquchnmc Fnrm theGurmet
LABELLE UNIT 102 $150,000 Greatromn design, kitchen all the way to the cedar pine wood panel walls.
fenced hack ward, wou & cabinets. MLS#200822293 MS# 200776458


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RIVERFRONT RENTALS RENTALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
3BD,2BA Pool Home with a clock 2BD,2BA Furnished condo in the
on an 0xbova. oxbotard.
" 3BD'2BA home on a canal. 2BDlBa- Duplex in town.
" 3BD,2BA Riverfront horne with 2 213D, I Ba mobile horne.
car g"Ircige H screened Iii Commercial 900+, sch ft office
313D,213A Rifct-front home mth space in the cji of LaBelle -
Cf detached work $10OO/Month
Port LaBelle Homes:
213D'213A, furnished rier front Starting at $800
home in Linflidle. 863-675-8826 for rentals


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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 20, 2008 7


Births


June 15, 2008, in Cape Coral, FL
and weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces
at birth. She was 21.5 inches long.
She was welcomed home by her
big brother, Knut.
Maternal grandparents are
Michele and Stephen Johnson of
Gainesville, FL, and Jane and John
Wulsin of Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Paternal grandparents are Judy
and Jack Paul of LaBelle.


Submitted photo
Beryl Laurent Paul


Submitted photo
Christa Nicole Woyden and Rob o


Submitted photo
Arturo Emmanuel Gongora and Samantha Marie Martinez


Beryl


Laurant


SMartinez-Gongora engaged Paul
Woyden-Rosario engaged Gillian Jo


Robert James (Bobby) Rosario
and Christa Nicole Woyden would
like to announce their upcoming
wedding.
Bobby is a 2004 graduate of La-
Belle High School. He is currently
a U.S. Marine and is stationed at
Camp Pendleton, CA. He is the
son of Carla Corey of LaBelle and
Jimmy Rosario of New York.


Christa is a 2005 graduate of
Cape Coral Christian Academy.
She is employed by Source Bro-
kerage and is attending Hodges
University.
She is the daughter of John
and Deborah Woyden of Fort My-
ers.
The couple will be married on
Dec. 14, 2008.


Maria Herrera and Ruben Mar-
tinez of LaBelle are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Samantha Marie Mar-
tinez to Arturo Emmanuel Gon-
gora, also of LaBelle.
The prospective groom is the
son of Maria and Arturo Gongora
of LaBelle.
The wedding is planned for
Nov. 22, 2008, at the Martinez resi-


dence in Muse.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 grad-
uate of LaBelle High School. She
attends Edison State College and
is employed as a receptionist with
Sunshine Structures.
The groom=elect is a 2008
graduate of LaBelle High School.
He attends Edison State College.
After the wedding, the couple will
reside in LaBelle.


hnson and John Paul


uo rPoru iyers are prouu to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Beryl Laurent. She was born






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LAND CON.
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates:
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker,
Wayne Simmons, Charlene Bowen

MANUFACTURED HOMES
Fully furnished 4/2 Palm Harbor manufactured
home on 10 +/- beautiful acres. $725,000.
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2
home on 5 ac. w/ 24x40 workshop & covered
porches $355,000
2004 Fleetwood m/h on 2.82 acs. Features
include garden tub, separate shower, spacious
kitchen w/breaktast bar, formal dining, 2 storage
sheds, carport Lots of space: $180,000
Hushed privacy & huge Staghorn ferns grace the
oaks on this 5 ac. 3/2 partially furnished M/H,
double wrap insulation on walls, insulated galval-
ume roof, large front porch, & over 1000 ft of
wood decking. w/a little TLC the other M/H could
easily he a rental/guest home. One of the pretti
est 5 ac in the area. $179,900
Genuine Country Feel Enjoy peaceful days and
nights in this newer 4 BED/2 BA home on one
fenced acre on a paved road The layout offers
living and family rooms and is perfect for your
large family to enjoy $159,900.
4/2 M/H on fenced .50 ac. Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, &
water softener $130,000.
Country getaway. 3 br/2 ba manufactured home
on 2 1/2 acs, fenced and cross-fenced and ready
for horses $110,000.
3/2 douhlewile M/H on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer.
$99,950
Spacious 1809 sqft. 3/2 on 1 ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal living/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
$95,000.
b furnished2 )bile me on ea&
a few of the many added features $93,700
3/2 mobile in need of repairs located close to schools
this home offers great potential $39,900.
HOMESITES
53 +/- ac in the city on the North side of SR 80
$89,900
.40+/ ac lot off CR 78 in nice established neigh


borhood. Cleared lot with trees that skirt the
property $89,900
40+/- ac lot across from Caloosa Estates S/D
20x20 metal shed, well on property underground
electric service. $89,900
injoy the quiet of a ree filled YA +/ ac in town
$69,900
Private & serene this 1/2 ac. is located west of
LaBelle in one of the most desirable areas.
$54,000
.32 +/ buildable lot in the cit $49,900
,62 at +/- Quail Run S/D $45,000
Indian Hills .23 to .50 ac+/- $43,000 to $55,000
23 +/ ac on Shady Lane in Ortona. $35,000
Many to choose from 1/4 +/ ac. lots in Lehigh
Acres, $24,000 and up
.21 +/- ac. Residential lot in Tropical Gulf Acres
in Punta Gorda. Backs up to a canal. Priced to
sell. $18,400
Wide variety of homesites in all units of Port
LaBelle. Something for everyone 1/4 ac to 1/3
+/- ac. Starting at $6,700.
COMMERCIALINDUSTRIAI
Development potential 8.2 +/ ac of high density
future land use $975,000
1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy
Wayfrontage. $575,000.
4.61 +/ ac zoned 12. $550,000
HWY 80 frontage in city limits with B 2 zoning
This .97 acre parcel is your golden opportunity
Additional out parcels and seller financing avail-
able $450,000
Location with a Future! .90 acre in the city limits
offering 200' on SR 80 with B-2 zoning. $392,000
Well established, newer built laundry mat located
south of town on SR 29. Sparkling clean and in a
location with promising growth. $375,000
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth
Additional building site to the east. Building previous-
vl used as attorney's office. 16x12 Storage shed
Centrally located one block offSRSO & one block from
Hendry Co Courthouse. $350,000
LAND AND BUILDING ONLY! 1,907 sq. ft. -show-
room & offices, 1,216 sq ft. warehouse & office,
320 sq. ft.-add storage. Building can be convert-
ed into two separate businesses. SR S0 frontage
$299,900
Business property w/ office on .65+/- ac on Main
St $299,900
82 acre industrial parcel on S. Industrial Loop
Priced to Selll $185,000.
Located in the iaBelle Courthouse business
District just one block north of HWY 80 w/B-1
zoning, this well maintained home offers endless
possibilities Call Now! $175,000


Vii us at *


* RETIRE TO THE RIVER'S EDGE
WITH ROOM 1O ROAM ON THIS
1 35 AC TRACT WITH 115' OF
CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER includ-
ing the 3/2 remodeled home
$465,000


* BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED THREE
BEDROOM TWO BKHA HOME! This
home will make you say WOW'!
Brilliantly designed three bedroom
two bath split floorplan home on 2
+'- beautifully landscaped acres.
$375,000


* ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING IN THIS
DOIIBIEWIDE ON 5 ACRES or
enjoy current rental income from
this property and know that you
have a solid investment because the
future land use on this property is
multi-family with up to 50 units!
$250,000


* UNDER THE OAKS.. Well-main-
tained 3/2 home on one acre in the
country Say yes to space! Huge
rooms including loads of living areas
and big bedrooms! $229,9000
* THIS BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT
HOME is only 2 years old and has
been well maintained No detail was
left out, features include walk in
closets,custom shelving, custom
cabinets and stainless steel appli-
ances. $220,000
* 3/2 BHILT IN 200011 WITH 1232 SQ.
FT in Elnglewood Oaks
Subdivision. Corner lot surrounded
by oaks with fenced in backyard
with two walk-in sheds. $92,000
VACANT LAND
* RIVERFRONT HIDEAWAY! Your own
secluded spot In town, yet hidden
away. Cleared, fenced, with one
huge oak. $299,900
* UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL! Spectacular
waterfront property! Besides beauti-
ful lake frontage, 5 2+/- acres on the
north boundary of this property
meanders along Jack's Branch
Creek, plus boats large old oaks.
$175,000.
* RECENTLY CLEARED AND REAlDY
10 BUILD ON!I! 752 +/-ACRES ON
MARSHALL FIELD ROAD Country
setting yet close to town.
Approximately 350 +/- feet of paved
road frontage. $135,000


CRLL 863-675-4500

4 0 .,* Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Sssociates: Emily Ankenev, t"iny larnes, Gregory
AIA Bone, Lisa Cleghorn, Bonnie Denning, Ward
SO rDin kinson, Paul Meador, Katie Solomon,
southern Nancy Loi Smith, "'raccy Williams
ITand Investments & Real Estate
S700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935


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********** HOMES *********
* Cozy 1/1 condo w/den in Gateway Fresh paint,
ceramic tile and upgrades thru out. $165,000.
* Corporate o" I~r elie 2005 CBS 3/2
split floor plani5 .il&lsdrooms and much
more $111,900.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle Seller says make
offer! $105,000.
* Cor ar Ts 2006 CBS is a
steal. ( suik&r n kiw gracd-
ed kitched cabinets 104,500
* Nic r11 ad-
ed kitff"I.&"i4 s 4W
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt home,
w/covered carport, fenced yard and in move in
condition $80,000.
* Pric- nt far
from t fl
* Corporated owned! 3/2 CBS located in Lehigh
Acres. NI ,FDNTRAMI tes
form PtMers $78,000.
* 3/2 CBS Lehig ljiWa r er lot and only
minutes from Ft Mi4YW. B
* 1,446 sq ft. under air New carpet, corner lot.
$68,900.
tile, c C O N A C T itc.
$60,000.
* Lehigh 3/2 well maintained home on over-
sized corner lot $58,400


*Lehigh Corporate owned' 2006 CBS home
with ov D CONilRAin
dition $57,000
* BANK OWNED! 3BR/2B home located in the
prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Run.
Features include fenced back yard, screened
porch, ceramic tile and much more. $54,900
* 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.
$49,900.
* Corporate owyir1ti 3/2 ceramic tile,
attached carport an cnmmt. $30,000.
* L ehi o ter

$25,000.
* Great investment potentially 1BR/1B home on a
corner lot Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell $25,000
**.******* MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft ofluxuri
ous living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/ acres has
it all, from it spacious family room w/stone fire
place, master suite w/ office, covered porch, and
fencing for horses. This one is a steal @ only
$250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres is very well kept and former module home.
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas


fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
porches. $250,000
* Minutes from tranqulity! Nice 3/2 manufac-
tured home on 2.41+/- acres. Ample kitchen,
stone fireplace and plenty of yard. $155,000.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these 2.29+/-
acres with a 3/2 manufactured home Motivated
seller $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
factured home with over 1100 sq ft of living area.
SEIJER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case Road.
Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas sized
rooms! $124,900.
* 'wo for the price of one! All on one acre. 3/2
well maintained manufactured home plus a 2/2
manufactured home. Plenty of fruit trees and oak
trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home fea
tures built in cabinets, large master bath, spa
cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the
rest of the house Outside you will find a fenced
yard and storage shed. $110,000
* Needing Pnvacy? Beautiful 4.58 a/c +/- with
older mobile home. (potential rental income)
outside city limits. Priced to sell! $93,000


* Great home, Great price, hard to beat
Remodeled 3/2 on .50 acre in Horseshoe Acres. A
must see! $77,000.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in LaBelle city limits.
Fenced back yard, metal roof, paved circular
driveway and much more. $75,000
* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on comer
lot in Moore Haven $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
********** LOTS *********
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle The build-
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room for parking. The floorplan has
the advantage of being able to be split into 2 sep-
arate rental offices, while still providing a com-
mon lobby area $369,900
* Log Cabin BBQ Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/-feet of frontage on SR80. $319,000!
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glards Elementary in Muse and
just minutes away from downtown LaBelle.
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside city
limits near town. $155,000.


PAUL ROSER
REALTORS
863-675-0898 OFC
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1/1/1CAR MARINER CT $600/M
2/1 DUPLEX On Hickory $650/M
3/2 DERY Ln Mobile $650/M
3.2_on 3rd Ave. Duplex $700/M
I/1/1CARS.EDGEFWATER(grass nmowedi)$800/M
3/214023 E Palomar $800/M
2/1 4021 Sena Lane $800/M
3/2/1 4023 E Palomar $800/
2/2 /i on Showiboat Plaza $800/M
3l/ 5006 Wildgoose $950/M
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 20, 2008


Submitted photo

The Innkeeper
Community Christian School, located
at 1095 East Cowboy Way in LaBelle,
invites you to a portrayal of "The Inn-
keeper" by Larry Holycross on Dec. 8
at 8:15 a.m. In this portrayal, a man's
life is torn between religious history, a
father's last words, and his own jour-
ney to accept what many others reject
and he must reconcile the three to live
at peace with himself. Larry is from In-
dianapolis, Indiana.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Standing together for a good cause
Salvation Army LaBelle Unit Service Coordinator Lisa Sands is surrounded by represen-
tatives of LaBelle's most active service organizations as they present her with checks
from their respective groups. The donations will help continue services to those in need
provided by the Salvation Army. Pictured from left: VFW 10100 Auxiliary Chaplin Sue Han-
sen, American Legion Post 130 Sargeant-at-Arms John Schall, DAV Chapter 144 Service
Coordinator Millard Wagnon, VFW Men's Auxiliary Secretary and Treasurer Jim Cianfrani,
Lisa Sands, VFW 10100 Quartermaster Mark Shoenwald, LaBelle Kiwanis Club Community
Service Co-Chairman Sue Williams and LaBelle Rotary Club Past President Ravi Bhag-
wandin. In addition a number of groups have already donated non-perishable food stuffs,
including: Florida Community Bank, Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, Boy and
Girl Scouts, Community Christian School, LaBelle Middle School and Healing Waters.


Holocaust-era boxcar at East


County Regional Library


Fort Myers, FL; November 18,
2008
The East County Regional
Library, in partnership with the
Holocaust Museum of Southwest
Florida, is pleased to host the
Museum's authentic Holocaust-
era Boxcar from November 21
through December 1, 2008.
Visitors are welcome to step
into the boxcar for a tour -which
features 12 panels illustrating
the devastation of the Holocaust
along with other past and pres-
ent genocides. Six panels cover
deportation during the Holo
caust; six cover other genocides
throughout history. A flat screen
TV shows a two minute continu-
I


ous loop of historic footage of de-
portations.
According to the Museum's
website, www.hmsefl.org, "A rare
artifact, this boxcar is an invalu
able and mobile educational tool
to support the Museum's mission
of 'promoting tolerance and un-
derstanding by teaching the histo-
ry and lessons of the Holocaust.'
Currently, only six others exist in
the United States."
The library hopes that all mem-
bers of the Southwest Florida
community will take advantage of
this opportunity and stop by the
East County Regional Library at
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
to visit the Holocaust-era Boxcar
a I


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

863-675-2733
christthekingc@aol.com
www.christthekinglabelle.ws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78


Church Briefs

Thanksgiving at
Christ the King
Christ the King Lutheran
Church 350 CR 78,Thanksgiving
Service 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
26; Sunday Service 9 a.m.; 10
a.m. Bible Study, Lord's Supper
lst,3rd,& 5th Sundays. Pastor
Fred Koehler. Where everybody is
Somebody and Jesus is Lord!

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.

Come to rummage,
bake sale
Community Christian School,
1092 E. Cowboy Way, will have a
rummage and bake sale Saturday,
Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. till noon. Pro
ceeds will benefit the school. Do
nated items are welcome. If you
are interested in helping please
call 675-3277.

CMUMC produce sale
Annual Methodist Men's Pro-
duce Sale Saturday, Nov. 22, at
8 a.m., Chamber of Commerce
Parking Lot, Highway 80.

Scottish blood
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.

'For the Lord'
Freedom Fellowship Minis
tries is beginning a new program
called For the Lord, geared toward
young people ages 17-30. It's a
small group setting for support
and continuous lifestyle improve-
ment for young people struggling
with things like addiction and per-
sonal problems.
Meetings are Mondays from
7-8:30 p.m.


For more information, please
call Freedom Fellowship at 612-
9899,

Christ Central
preparing for
Thanksgiving dinner
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
season.
The church plans on having


pickup points around the com-
munity for those people who are
in need of transportation to the
dinner.
Other special gifts will be
available for families in need after
the dinner such as toiletries and
clothing.
If anyone would like more in-
formation or would like to help
with donations or volunteering
please contact us at Christ Central
at 863-675-2100.

Come to New
Beginning
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
home.


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of Wilson Rd, LaBelle. Off
white, red diamond collar,
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517-2808.
MISSING 2001 Ford 250 p/u.
on 11/13 off G Road, $1,000
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KITTENS 3, to good homes
only (863)763-3451
KITTENS (6), healthy, 8
weeks old, black, tiger, cali-
co, male & female.
(863)763-6769
KITTENS 6 weeks old, beau-
tiful, to good home only.
(863)634-6143
MALE CUR DOG free to good
home (863)763-3196
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-
panion,house brokenvery
loving. $0. (863)675-3847



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8am-5pm, 2075 Hwy. 29N.,
Immokalee. 2 story blue hse.
Quality Ladies Clothing.
Casper Suits, Formal Wear
Antiques. 1966 Pickup.
Mardi Gras Beads & Pears.
Bassinet. More! Rain Date -
Dec. 5th & 6th. 239-657-6528
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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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LABELLE Sat., 11/22, 8am til
?, 4032 Rainbow Circle.
Many $1 Items, Computer &
RV Stuff.

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BELLE Sat. Nov 22nd,
8am-3pm, 4220 County Rd
78. Clothing, misc HH tems,
98 Cadillac and more

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8am-2pm, 463 E. Lincoln Ave.
Plus size ladies & men's
clothes, household items,
men's bike, table, 4 old school
house chairs, vintage &
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Em loyment -
Fu -Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




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MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN
Must have 1 yr exp.
Bilingual Spanish/English
pref. Competitive salary and
exc. benefits. Fax resume
to: (863)983-9604,
or apply at
FL Community Health Ctrs
315 South W.C.Owen Ave
Clewiston, FL
EOE/DFWP
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
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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+.
(877)216-1293.
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Bull Dozer Heavy Equipment
Training. National Certifica-
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Assistance. Georgia School
of Construction.
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"FLCNH" or call
(866)218-2763.
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Money Lenders 310
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Please call:
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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
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Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Computer/Video 580
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AC/HEAT UNIT land a half
ton from mobile home
$250. (239)671-2015
AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759


BUILT IN dishwasher GE
Stainless steel. Used only
2 yrs, works great. $250.
(239)297-0114
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
GE REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
- Side by side 19.6 Cubic
Feet. Good condition. $125.
(863)697-3436
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, almond, $50
(863)697-9883
SIDE BY side refrigera-
tor/freezer GE 25 cu ft.
Stainless steel. Used 2
years, works great. $600.
(239)297-0114
STOVE GE White electric
stove very good condition.
$150. (863)517-0244
STOVE, GE, White, self-
cleaning, with clock/timer,
$65. Call 863-675-0104
WASHER, DRYER, 21CF
FREEZER good working
cond. $300 takes all
(863)634-7222
WHIRLPOOL CHEST FREEZER
$350/or best offer
813) 754-1543
813)417-0195



"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES'
32x60x18 $11,995.
35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995.
48x100x18 $27,495.
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422.



A/C Dudding Silver 8 boxes.
3 boxes of 4", 2 boxes 6",
1box 7". 2 boxes 10".$65.
(863)467-0007
ALUM AWNING 49.5" W x
26.5" D, asking $10
(863)763-1997


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BASE PANS (6) w/45 wedg-
es. For mobile homes. $25
(863)467-0007
CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it. $35.
(863)675-8937


Baby crib & changing table
3-1 $150 OBO
(863)447-6286
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $110. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee


BOYS 4PC. VESTED SUIT -
0-3 mos., new, $3.00.
(863)763-6131 Okeechobee
area.
BOYS WINTER JACKET 4T,
new, $3.00. (863)763-6131
Okeechobee area
COWBOY BOOTS Tony La-
ma, size 7/2 men's or 91/
women's, $60/neg. Call
863-612-5757
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
TEEN TOPS girls, small,
some new, must see, All for
$25 (863)763-0625


CHAMPAGNE Perrier-Jouet
1995 Collector Botte. $250
or best offer (863)612-5757
Highwaymen Painting- 16x20
no frame $250. Firm
467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
NORMAN ROCKWELL
PLATES- Boxes & certifi-
cates, will trade for fishing
tackle (561)261-0766



DELL COMPUTER XP Pro,
Office, Edu/Games, DSL,
CDRW, call Tony $75.
(863)517-2782
NOTEBOOK Compaq 2.4ghz,
XP Pro, wireless,cdrw/DVD,
Fast! $325. (239)247-4839
(863)674-0212


ADJUSTABLE BED with mas-
sage, king size or (2) twins
$500/or best offer.
(863)634-5225
BED Twin, with headboard,
with frame on casters, $25.
Call 863-675-8021 after
2pm
BROYHILL ENTERTAINMENT
Center Burgandy Country.
90" in length. Mint condi-
ton. 2 years old, cost
$3.300.00 new. $1200/neg.
(863)983-7011
(863)228-2837
COMPUTER CABINET See at
www.dtimmons.com/cabinet
$175/firm. (863)697-9484
DINING ROOM SET glass
top, with 4 matching chairs,
$60. (863)357-3633
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid Oak, mint condition,
6'x7', 2 pieces, holds 37" TV,
$400. Call 863-674-0281
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
small drawers & 2 lower
shelves. $60 (863)675-2145
LIVINGROOM SET Brown
Sectional excellent condition
includes table. $300.
(863)517-0244


LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA
S floral, $250.
(863)357-6997
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS,
Queen size, Pillow Top. Im-
maculate condition. $350
Firm. (863)634-4697
QUEEN BOX spring & frame -
near new box spring & frame
u pick up $40/or best of-
fer (863)674-0564
ROCKER / RECLINER Sage
Green. Micro Suede. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
at wwwdtimmons.com/chair
$100/firm. (863)697-9484
SOFA Queen Sleeper, Micro
Suede. Sage Green. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
TABLES 2 End & 1 Coffee,
Glass Top w/illery wrought
iron work. Very decorative.
$40 will sep. (863)675-2145
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
shelves. $395
(863)675-5741



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.
(863)801-3669
GOLF CLUBS 1 Custom Set,
1 Ladies Set, 3 Mens Sets.
All right handed. $350 will
sep. (863)697-9704


AMMO MAGIZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACR Leath-
er holster included. $50
(863)674-0613
GUNS 4 shotguns, 5 rifles,
$1,020/will separate. Cal
863-763-5323 or
863-532-9881
MARLIN 22 MAG new in box,
$200. (502)931-8101
PISTOL 357 Mag, $400.
(502)931-8101
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. $450. (863)824-0835
(863)634-5023



Sears Treadmill- $75.00
(863)763-5986



Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25. (863)357-0224
HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
new motor and pump, oc-
tagonal $995.
(863)612-0200


NEON LIGHT BUD ICE BOTTLE
LARGE SIZE, GOOD FOR
RESTAURANT, BAR, GAME
ROOM, RETAIL PRICE
$250.00 863-265-0366
$75. (863)265-0366



PATIO TABLE large, design
glass top, with 2 chairs, $35.
(863)763-1997


EAGLE LIBERTY MOBILITY
SCOOTER $1200/or best
offer. (813)754-1543
(813)417-0195


ELECTRIC WHEEL Chair for
large person. excellent con-
dition $350/or best offer
(863)634-5225
Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shpping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722.
WOODEN RAMP for wheel-
chair, press. treated lumber,
20' long, deck 3/4" plywood
$25 (863)275-1910


HighwaymenPainting-16x
20 Canvas no frame, $250.
Firm 467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
AIR COMPRESSOR Ingersoll
Rand, 185cfm at 120psi,
$4,000. (239)543-0887
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turanline.com.
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
treme Performance.
$200/firm. (863)801-3973
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLO8.
VERIZON VOYAGER PHONE -
w/access, never used, orig
box, $255. Suggested retail
$400 (863)697-2161



DRUM SET 5 pc. Starion
model. Like new condition.
Red wine color Cymbals in-
cluded. $300 863-763-2726
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finishexcellent
condition $1500.00
(863)763-5986
Piano/Upright W/bench, t
wood color, good shape
$100 OBO (863)763-7983
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig. pd.
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


AQUARIUM 50 Gallons. Like
new w/stand and all acces-
sores. $290 (863)675-5741
BOA CONSTRICTOR 5 Ft.,
$30 (863)763-5150
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
best offer (863)801-4274
PUPPIS -Leopard, black
mouth cur and pit mix. 5 wks
old. 1st shots. $50
(863)673-0232
TOY SIZE DOGS & PUPS -
AKC, $250 Includes Health
Certificate & Shots.
863-675-1571



WATER HEATER 30 GAL,
220 AMR brand new, ask-
ing $100 (863)675-1113


WATER SYSTEM
(863)612-6575


- $400.


BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
$300. (863)634-1479


Compound Bow & Arrow W/
29.5 Draw length, call for
info $225 OBO
(863)634-2790
CROSSBOW Horton, 1751b.,
new case & cranking device,
new arrows, $550 or best
offer. (863)824-7644
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026
TRACKING SYSTEM -
MN-1 Receiver;(4)Transmit-
ter Collars $800/or best of-
fer (863)675-6918



SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 080
(863)634-2790


SONY TV Flatscreen, 37",
stereo, cost $1800, selling
for $200. (863)763-9214.
ZENITH TV- 61' screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


A 2 Key Cutter Machine- And
lots of keys $300
(863)430-6987
CONCRETE MIXER 3 1/2 CF -
New, Electric 110v, never
used, New cost 225.00
$100. (863)697-2133
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM
SAW 10", & 10" TABLE
SAW, good cond. $170 or
sell sep (239)693-7544 Alva
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bilt. B&S. 3550 watts. 5250
surge. Used 1hr Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
Shop Press 20 Ton- $125.
OBO (863)430-6987
Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
Offer (772)205-0121
SNAP-ON TAP & Die Set -
Cost $600, Standard & Met-
ric, #4 1". $275.
(863)697-2186
TABLE SAW -10 inch. Ryobi.
Like new. Used very little.
$40 (863)675-6973


X-BOX with one controller
and 22 games, $275 or best
offer (863)634-2790



VACUUMS 2) Bissell & Pana-
sonic. $15 for both.
(863)763-2958


CHRISTMAS TREE VILLIAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to lst! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.


Agriculture



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



ARABIAN BAY Stallion 20
yrs. old. Up on shots. Gentle,
hasn't been ridden. $600
neg. / trade. (561)924-2064



BLOWER Homelite, gas, lite
weight, $55. Cal
863-467-1373
BRAND NEW 200 gallon
spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric wheel. $2,800
863-840-0505
BUSH HOG 5 Ft., Pasture
renavator, andscaping rake.
$1200 for all, will sep.
(863)902-0257
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230


Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
HAMMOCKS Beautiful, vare-
ty of colors, $60. Call
863-612-5757
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)467-2537
RIDING MOWER 12HP 39"
cut, works great, $375. Call
863-467-1373
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cut,many new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479


16' STOCK Trailer gooseneck
- LaBelle needs a little work
$1000/or best offer
(863)673-7743
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11 am. 763-3127



BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741


Rentals



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



City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Inclds
all utilities + satellite tv.
(239)370-8532
IN CITY 1BR/1BA, w/d, a/c,
no pets, $525 per month.
Call (863)517-0764
Riverviews Loft Apt. fur-
nished, in city, spacious, all
util. ncl. 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
(330)565-1707



LaBelle, Off State Rd. 80 Up
to 500 sq. ft. of Office Space
& Up to 2,000 sq. ft. of
Warehouse Space. Call for
more into. (239)872-2980



LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, 1ba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
COUNTRY VILLAGE- lbr, 1ba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
S863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
LABELLE 3 BR, 1V BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv. Rm., 50' Covered
porch. 2% acres. Secluded.
$850/mo (863)675-0104
LABELLE 4br, 2ba, on 6.25
acres, W/D, deck, $1000/mo
+ sec dep. (863)675-0636
or (239)896-2025
LARGE 3 BR/28A, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city limits
$1100 mo. Call Wayne
(863)673-1370 LaBelle
NICE SMALL HOME 2br,
lba, just remodeled, 231
College St. LaBelle,
$500/mo. $200 sec.
(863)843-2495
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, heaVac, garage,
non smoking env., no pets,
ref's & lease, $650 mo. +
$650 sec. (863)675-2392


PORT LABELLE,
1 car garage.
plus 1st, last &
(863) 674-4746


2BR/1.5BA,
$650/month.
security. Call


RIVERFRONT HOME
471 Old CR 78
LaBelle, Florida
3 bdrms 2 bths
w/brand new kitchen
Extra large dock
& huge yard
On Caloosahatchee River
Reduced to only
$1200 a mo!
1st, last &1 mo sec.
deposit required
Call Broker-Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit
863-675-1614/675-1414




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

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


Real Eslate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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FOR SALE OR FOR RENT
PICE: $72,000 RENT: $700
2/2 doblewide, 1,295 sq. ft., on
quarter acre lot waterfront
extra long drive and high
carport, cathedral ceilings
580 Bennett Ave. in LaBelle.
3% down payment,
FHAA financing avalable.
Call 239-997-169 or
239-247-1053

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



-ORANGE GROVES-
40 acres on Sears Rd. in
LaBelle. Divided into 3 strips
of 13.3 acres each, $9,000
an acre. Available entirely
or in 13.3 acre parcels.
$119,700-$360,000.
Contact Alex 908)906-5689
orYamlet 386-590-3398
aexcarreno68@hotmail.comn



Buy Lot Now, Build when you
Sell in FL. Mountain
Views/Pristine Riverfront/
CLAY COUNTY NC. Pre-de-
veloped incentives end
11/29. www.harrisonspot-
light.com Chip Manuel
(888)473-5253.


Mira Verde Apartments

Has a home for you.


Now renting 3 & 4 BR apts.


Move In Special ~

Come and see what You have been
missing!

6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood Pkwy.
or call for directions 863-675-3339


IAarments


IAarmens


Aparmet0


COUNTRY ACREAGE By
Owner 5 Acres, Beautiful
Mountaintop log cabin site
w/breathtaking views, gently
rolling property, surrounded
by woods, 30mins. from
Cookeville, $29,900. Owner
financing (931)445-3611.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
Bank financing.
(866)789-8535.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. paved dr,
wel, septic, singewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
va leytownrea ty@veri-
zon.net.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
borderng U.S.FS. paved dr,
well, septic, singewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. htp://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
va ytow nrea ty@v ri-
zon.net.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homestes,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retrement guide
rates this area #2 n U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
866)550-5263, Ask About
Mn Vacation!


Mobile Homes



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



Adult community on Caloosa-
hatchee River in Moore
Haven. Has club house,
dock & many extras. Rent or
rent to own starting at $595
monthly with $150 deposit.
Ready to move n. Call Ken-
ny (863) 673-4325
LaBelle, 1475 N. Bridge St
1br &2br avail, $450. mo. &
up. Ref. & Good Credit. Call
863-612-5455.
LABELLE 4br, 2ba, next to
Winn Dixie, oak trees,
(863)673-5704
LABELLE Ig dbl wide, fur-
nished, W/D, new remodeled
interior, in retirement com-
munity w/pool, $695/mo.
Call (863)675-3469
LaBelle, 2 BR, large deck with
bench, all drywall, newy re-
modeled with new carpet,
$150/wkly. 863-673-5704
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $90 per
week. 863-673-6362. Call
now!
LABELLE WOODS 1 br RV,
w/screened porch, $420/mo.
(863)673-6362
Mobile Home 3BR/1BA,
$500 mo. + $300 sec. dep.
863-612-4832 or
863-674-1333 Muse area
New doublewide on half acre
ot in subdivision on E Road
3br/2ba $695 monthly. Call
(863) 673-4325



3/2 lista para ser arquilada.
Finaciamento por dueno con
solo $3500 deposito. Lame
para mas information.



ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Between Immokalee & La-
Belle, 3bd/2ba mobile on 5
acres. Reduced to $89,900.
$3,000 down, Owner financ-
ng. 863-675-8888 or 863-
673-4325
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 (863673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
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
(863) 675-8888
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
cludes lot, lawn 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.
M-F, 863-675-7555.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
Mobile Home dealer going out
of business. Has 3 models
left. Sold at factory cost.
(863)773-2007
NEW 2009 doublewide 3b/2ba
located on half acre lot
$79,900 with your average
credit. Low down payment
Call (863) 673-4325
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.


NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $389 per month
800-622-2832


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skii 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/trailer 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor De pthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $500
or best offer (863)634-2930
JOHNSON 50HP OUTBOARD
2000 Runs great and has
very low hours, ss propeller,
power tilt electric wiring, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motor stand. In rural
Okeechobee $2100/firm.
(863)801-3973
LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 -
Majic Tilt Trailer, 50HP
MARINER, Needs work.
$2500. (863)697-2133
MAKO 1973 has 200Gt
Johnson w/25hours $3500.
(561)449-1559
NICE FIBERGLASS- live
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg. or Trade
(863)610-0521
SAIL BOAT Irwin 37, $4900,
awlgrited, 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
trade (863)532-1761
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec.
wench, troll. mtr & more.
$1800, (863)763-7871



CABANA CAMPA '00 26ft,
sips 6, fold out ends, kitch &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
Like New 72"x84" ALU. Pick
up Topper, fits Ford Crew
Cab Short Bed. Stored Inside
$500 OBO (863)697-9713



COBRA 94 24', 5TH wheel,
low profile, like new tires,
good cond., $3200 or best
offer (863)357-6703



CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
white 91" wide $250/or
best ofter (954)520-3685
TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bols on, cost $120 asking
$80. OBO (863)610-0521.


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BAIT TANK 100 gallon,
round, $150 (863)983-2002


HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call
863-467-9250
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500. (863)517-1508



GO CART runs good. $500
(863)675-4132
SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Black. 500mls. Warn wench
Lists for $4,585, Asking
$3,900 (772)204-2821
SWAMP BUGGY 4 cyl., Jeep
running gear, big tractor
tires, $2,000. Call
863-673-5487


14' TRAVEL TRAILER -
WORKER/HUNTING/FISHING
- COMPLETE WITH FRIDGE,
SINK, STOVE, BED, TABLE &
BENCHES. NEW FLOOR,
TIRES. 8' AWNING. NO
LEAKS, NOT FANCY BUT
EVERYTHING WORKS!
$1800. (517)937-7615


Antomohiles


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



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
(863)467-6475
FORD CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
(863)673-3747
Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
FORD MUSTANG 1996 -
MUST SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES GREAT
ON GAS, GREEN
$2500/neg. (863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
FORD TAURUS XL '97 asking
$2500, 70K orig mi., runs
great, (863)447-0941
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
a/c, $850. Call
513-266-7134
Police Impounds for Sale! 97
Honda Accord $400! 95
Acura Integra $600!! for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271.
PONTIAC 6000LE 1988 4DR
RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
FLER,AC COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666. (239)728-6273
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Selecton Committee Meeting for RFQ 2008-34
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. to review
and select the short listed Planning and Consultng frms for the Hendry County
Comprehensive Pathway Plan The meeting will be held at the Hendry County Ad-
ministrative Conference Room, located at 165 S. Lee Street, Suite A, LaBelle, FL
33935. All interested are encouraged to attend For further information, please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863) 675-5222 or (863)-983-1588.
I a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
mater considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbaim
record of the proceedings is made which record includes te testimony and evi-
dence upon which ie appeal is to be based
Janet Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
300760 CB/CN 11/20/08


NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HENRY COUNTY
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Flodda hereby gives notice
of a meeting cancellation. The Board's regular scheduled meeting of November
25, 2008 has been canceled The Board s next regulady scheduled meeting will be
held on December 9, 2008, at 5:00 p.m., in the Commission Room, Hendry County
Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida
I a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
wit respect to any matter discussed at such meeting he/she will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B. Taylor Chair
301026 C & CN 11/20/08


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Notice is herby given that the Hendry County Affordable Housing Advisory Comit-
tee will hold a meeting Monday December 1,2008 at 4:00pm at the Hendry County
Administration conference room located at Courthouse Square, 165 S. Lee Street,
LaBelle. The meeting is open to the public. The sie is handicapped accessible
I a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board wit respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or heaing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes ie testimony and evi
dence upon which tie appeal is to be based
HENRY COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal No.2009-08
Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Floida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226 (Clerk's Office) in
the Hendry County Courthouse Complex 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, Floda,
until 2: p.. ST, Monday, Deember 1, 2008, for "Aiglades Terminal Office
Space". Proposals will be opened on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. E.S.T
or shortly thereafter, in the Administrative Wing Room A-148 (Board Room)in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle Florida
A copy of the Specifications and Proposer's Insuctions can be obtained from the
office of the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee St. La
Belle, Florida 33935, Post Office Box 243, LaBelle, Flodda 33975, or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1465.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Prpo-
sals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that in its judgment, will be
in the best interest of the County.


Janet B Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
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TOYOTA CAMRY 1995 128k
miles.4cyl.30+MPG.Cold
A/C,power windows,locks,&
mirrors.4 new tires and cur-
rent maintenance records.
$1000/firm. (863)801-9612
(863)763-7867



WILLYS WAGON MAVERICK
'62 w/rebuilt 4 cyl engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587




Tires- 6 245/70 R 19.5 6K
miles $850. 080
(863)697-9713




CHEVROLET K2500 1999 -
great mud truck V8 36.5
tires holey carb $2250/or
best offer (863)801-1683



GOLF CART 2002 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, wind-
shield & top. $1650.
(863)675-1472




C60 CHEVROLET knuckle
boom and dump body, runs
good, new brakes. $2,000.
(863)763-1370.

FORD F600 '81 Cab & Chas-
sis only $800 or best offer.
Runs good. (863)763-1370



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.
$650 (863)697-9704
FORD TRUCK Bed Red short-
bed, for 2000 Ford pickup,
$450. 561-758-4337 or
863-763-4149
JEEP WHEELS & TIRES set
of 4, LT235/75/R15, fairly
new, w/stock rims, $150.
(863)357-3400
RIMS 15 inch 5 lug fits Jeep
Wrangler $80.
(863)517-1663
TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No ttle. $1300 or best
offer (863)233-1975
TRANSMISSION 2003 GM
4X4, Rebuilt w/new GM con-
verter $500 or best offer.
(863)801-1414



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
neg (863)805-2877
CHEVY SILVERADO, 2008 -
Great cond., less than 5K mi.
Take over pymts balance
$20,000. 863-763-4610

DODGE 1500 '99 V6, short
bed, needs minor repairs,
$1500 or best offer
(863)233-1975


DODGE 0100 1984 pickup -
6cyl, 4 spd, many new parts,
body & tires fair, runs good.
$850. (863)763-3669
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4149
FORD PU '88 F150, 44, 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 will trade. Call
772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764



CHEVY BLAZER, '99 4x4,
mint cond., 128k mi., tow
pkg., sunroof, $3500 or best
offer. (732)407-2525
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, '95 exc
cond., 146k mi., tow pkg.,
reliable, $1995.
(732)407-2525


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SINGLE AXLE
small, needs
(863)674-0212


TRAILER -
work $25


UTILITY BED fits on back of
small pickup truck, $800.
Call 772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
UTILITY TRAILER 7x16',
$600 or best offer.
(863)612-6575



GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
17K mis. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN '00 runs great, AC,
call for info, $3000 or best
offer(863)697-2032 Okee



Public Notices




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PUBLIC NOTICE
CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY L.L.C.
WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES
BY AUCTION @ 340 N. INDUSTRIAL
LOOP LABELLE, FL 33935 ON THE FOL-
LOWING DATES DUE TO NON PAYMENT
FOR TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES
PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION 713.78 OF
THE FLORIDA STATUE CHANCE'S
TOWING & RECOVERY L.LC. RE
SERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR RE-
JECT ANY AND/OR ALL BIOS.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the fol-
lowing petition on December 9, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25
E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida

Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m.

All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing he or she will need a
record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Petition Number: SE08 0006

Applicant: Azteca Supercentro 2000, Inc, represented by H.L. Bennett, RE., LS.

Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW AN ENTERTAINMENT
ESTABLISHMENT (DANCE HALL) IN AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING

Location: 4289 South SR 29, LaBelle, FL

Property size: 4.5 acres +/-

Request: The applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow a dance hall in an existing
commercial building.

Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, AND RUN N 8638'00" E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 33 A DISTANCE
OF 314 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO 29; THENCE S 0347'00" E, ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE A DISTANCE OF 1273.4 FEET; THENCE N 86-34 00" E, A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE N 86'30 00" E A DISTANCE
OF 400 FEET; THENCE S 03047'00" E, A DISTANCE OF 287.90 FEET THENCE N 8630 00" W, A DISTANCE
OF 400 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO 29; THENCE N 0347'00" W ALONG
SAID ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 288.30 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING AISO KNOWN AS
LOTS 1 THROUGH 12 BLOCK B-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AND LOTS 13
THROUGH 20, BLOCK B-2, LABELLE RANCHETTES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 33, TOWN-
SHIP 43 S, RANGE 29 E, HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM
MENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 43 S, RANGE 29 E AND RUN N 8638 00"
E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 364 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD 29; THENCE S 0347 O0"E ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1561.6 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE N 8630 00" E A DISTANCE
OF 400 FEET; THENCE S 03"4700" E A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET; THENCE S 86B30'00 W A DISTANCE OF 400
FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 29; THENCE N 0347'00 W ALONG SAID ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING


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


REQUEST FOR BIDS
DEMOLmON AND REMOVAL OF A COUNTY OWNED BUILDING
BID NUMBER: 2009-05
OPENING DATE AND TIME: December 3, 200 a 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, for Demolition and Removal of a County Owned Building". In order
to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the
CE Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E
Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by December 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at which
time all responses to this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more
witnesses,
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing Department located at 165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, Florda (for
pick up, Post Office Box 2340. LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contrats, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any ser-
vices The County reserves the right to reject any or all submittals received as a re-
sult of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, 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
HENDRY COUNTY
Janet B. Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners
300267 CBI/N 11/13,20/08

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 5:05 p.m., in the Com-
mission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle
Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to impact fees:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, EXTENDING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ON ALL IM-
PACT FEES WITHIN HENDRY COUNTY UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2010; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILrY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE
AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure tat a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available fr inspection on weedays be
teen the hours of 8:30 a m and 5:00 p.m. at he Office of le Clerk, 2n Floor
Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.


300988 CB/CN 11/20/08


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor Chair


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE SOLID WAST ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 5:05 p.m. in the Com
mission Room, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La-
Belle, Florida, to consider an ordinance relating to the solid waste advisory
committee:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 1-10 OF THE HENRY COUNTY
CODE OF ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-10-98, BY AMENDING THE
COMPOSmON OF THE SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; SEVERABILm, INCLUSION IN CODE AND SCRIVENER'S ER-
RORS AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a per
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any mater
considered at such meeting or hearing he or she will need a record of te pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verba
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which te appeal is to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor, Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue LaBelle Florida


300915 CB/CN 11/20/08


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor Chair


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY AUDITING COMMITTEE
Notice is hereby iven that the Hendry County Auding Commitee will hold a
meeting Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 9:30 am., at the Hendry County Court-
house Square, Room #A-118 165 South Lee Street LaBelle, Florida The Com-
mittee is composed of elected officials or their designees from the following offices
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff, Clek of the Circuit Court
Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendr County Auding
Committee wth respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, eshe will need a
record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testi
mony and evidence upon which te appeal is to be based
Hendry County Auditing Committe
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENORY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council will hold
a regular meeting at :00 p.m. MONDAY, November 24, 2008, at the Clewiston Mu-
seum located at 109 Central Avenue, Clewiston FL. This meeting is open to the
public The meeting site is accessible by the disabled
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
Hendry County
Toudst Development Council
Ronald Zimmerly, Executive Director
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petitions on December 1, 2008 at
5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the applications are
consistent with the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applications for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing. This hear-
ing will be held on December 9, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida
Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South
Lee Street, LaBelle, Floida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or heaing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Petition Number: RZ08-0002
Applicant: Alex Perez and Mario Acevedo, represented by HL. Bennett, PE PL.S.
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT
BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM RESIDENTIAL/MEDIUM DENSITY MOBILE HOME (RG-2M) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE HIGH INTENSITY
COMMERCIAL (C-3) ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Location: 4795 and 4825 West SR 80, LaBelle, FL
Property size: 4.2 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow commercial uses.
Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: (O.R B. 716, PG. 649 & O.R.B. 773, PG 1524)
LOTS 51 THROUGH 54 INCLUSIVE, HIGHWAY BUSINESS CENTER ALSO DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 80 AND THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 792.2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON
TINUE EASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 400 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AND AT RIGHT ANGLE TO SAID STATE ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 446 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILROAD GRADE; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AND
WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY FOLLOWING ON A 2 DEGREE CURVE A DISTANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 400 FEET TO A POINT SOUTHERLY
AT RIGHT ANGLE FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTHERLYA DISTANCE OF 463 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.




















Petition Number: RZ07-0003
Applicant: Alico Inc., represented by Johnson Prewiat and Associates, Inc
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT
BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD)
ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW MINING AND EXCAVATION OPERATIONS ON 281 ACRES +/ ; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT
SEVERABILITY SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: The area is due south from Lexington Parkway and southeast from Port LaBelle Banyan Village
Property Size: 281 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow mining and excavation operations.
Legal description of subject property:
Alico Basin 20
Lecal Description Parcel No. 1 (Phases 1 and 21
Parcel of land in Sections 29 and 32, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida.
Commencing at the southeast corner of Section 32, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County Florda; thence N 01-29'-36" W along the east bound-
ary line of said Section 32 a distance of 3759 78 feet; thence N 90 00-00" W a distance of 330 08 feet; thence N. 0 41' 26" E a distance of 2636.20 feet
to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence continuing N 0-41'-26" E a distance of 2550.54 feet; thence S. 88-29'-41" W. a distance of 1911.07
feet; thence S 01-08 -23" E a distance of 1569.49 feet; thence S, 89-21'-15" W a distance of 535.92 feet; thence S, 17-40'-50' E a distance of 1027,41
feet; thence N 88 30' 32" E a distance of 2073.00 feet to the said Point of Beginning of this description
Containing 118.2 acres
Parcel No 2 iPhases 3 and 4)
Parcel of land in Sections 29 and 32, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida,
Commencing at the southeast corner of said Section 32; thence N 01 29' 36" W along the east boundary line of said Section 32 a distance of 3759 78 feet;
hence N. 910-00'-O" W a distance of 330.08 feet to the Point-of-Beginning of this description; thence N 90-00'-00" W a distance of 2423.81 feet; thence
continuing N 01-54'-12" W, a distance of 1980.53 feet; thence N 89-10'-55' W a distance of 1034.67 feet; thence N. 01 -55-15" W a distance of 1443.90
feet; thence S. 88 29" 41-W a distance of 1221 80 feet; thence N 01 30" 19" W a distance of 2250.77 feet; thence N 88 29' 41" E. a distance of 407.08
feet; thence S 53-52"-09"E a distance of 1574.40 feet; thence S. 01-55'-15' E a distance of 2174.81 feet; thence N. 88-06-16" E. a distance of 1232.54
feet; thence S 02-101-58' E, a distance of 863.82 feet; thence N, 87-19"-31" E a distance of 345,88 feet; thence S. 02-31 "-20" E a distance of 1310,97
feet; thence N 88 35" 31" E. a distance of 143992 feet; thence S 00 41-26" W a distance of 483.42 feet to the said Point of Beginning of this description
Containing 162 5 acres



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Petition Number: SE08 0007
Applicant: Iglsia Cstiana Rstauracion represtau reented by H.L. Bennett, E PL S
Resolution title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO
ALLOW A CHURCH AND RELATED FACILTIES.
Location: 1250 Nobles Road, Labelle, FL
Property size: 9.75 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a special exception to allow a church a cc nd related facilities
Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: (OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 671, G. 1528)
PART OF LOTS 752 THROUGH 756, AND ALL OF LOTS 757 THROUGH 762, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY, A/K/A THAT PORTION OF THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED PROPERTY SOUTH AND EAST OF NOBLES ROAD: BEGINNING 1298.87 FEET WEST AND 2450 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER;
THENCE WEST 585 FEET; THENCE NORTH 175 FEET THENCE EAST 585 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 175 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL BEING IN SEC-
TION 31, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
AND
LOTS 642 THROUGH 654 AND LOTS 707 THROUGH 719, NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA, A/K/A AS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LEGAL:
BEGINNING 1298.87 FEET WEST AND 2150 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER; THENCE WEST 585 FEET; THENCE NORTH 250 FEET THENCE
EAST 585 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 250 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, BEING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA.
AND
(OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 761, PG 329)
LOTS 591 TO 596 INCLUSIVE, PLUS THOSE LANDS COMPRISING A LAKE IN THE NORTH LABELLE HEIGHTS AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 16, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA, NOW LYING AND BEING IN HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, AND BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
BEGINNING 1298.87 FEET WEST AND 1850 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 42 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE WEST 585 FEET; THENCE NORTH 250 FEET; THENCE EAST 585 FEET THENCE 250 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.



















Petition Number: RZQ8-QO06
Applicant: Big Island Excavating, Inc., represented by RockAboujaoude, RE
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT ZONING ORDINANCE (95-10) TO ALLOW MINING AND EXCAVATION OPERATIONS ON 82.0 ACRES +/-;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Location: 7555 SR 82, Felda
Property size: 1235 acres +/
Request: The applicant is requesting to amend an existing Planned Unit Development Zoning Ordinance (95-10) to allow mining and excavation
operations within an 82.0 acre +/- area of an original development plan that previously was approved for a private sports club and
gun range.
Legal description of subject property:
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 45 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL
LOWS:
BEGINNING AT SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 45 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, THE SAME BEING THE INTER-
SECTING CORNER OF THE NORTH-LINE HENDRY/LEE COUNTY LINE WITH THE EAST-WEST HENDRY/COLLIER COUNTY LINE; THENCE NORTH 00'20'10
WEST ALONG SAID NORTH-SOUTH HENDRY/LEE COUNTY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1,804.36 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. 82; THENCE SOUTH 7358'09" EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD NO 82, A DISTANCE OF
5,61527 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 31; THENCE SOUTH 00o26'19- EAST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, A DIS-
TANCE OF 201 39 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 31, THE SAME BEING A POINT ON THE EAST WEST HENDRY/COLLIER COUNTY LINE
THENCE RUN THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) COURSES ALONG THE SAID EAST-WEST HENDRY/COLLIER COUNTY LINE; COURSE NO 1: SOUTH 89-37'37" WEST
2,697 54 FEET; COURSE NOa SOUTH 891540 WEST, 2,690.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGNN NG.
CONTAINING 5,380,075 SQUARE FEET OR 123510 ACRES, MORE OR LESS


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the following petitions on December 1, 2008 at
5:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will determine if the applications are
consistent wit the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applications for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development Code
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final consideration at a public hearing This hear-
ing will be held on January 27, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave LaBelle, Florida
Copies of the files and information regarding the petitions are available for public inspection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South
Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Petition Number: RZ07-0014
Applicant: Richard and Pamela Crockett, represented by Johnson Engineering, Inc
Ordinance Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT
BOUNDARY CHANGE FROM THE GENERAL AGRICULTURE (A-2) ZONING DISTRICT AND THE RESIDENTIAL/RURAL DEVELOPMENT (RR)
ZONING DISTRICT TO THE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT TO ALLOW MINING AND EXCAVATION USES ON 44
ACRES +/- AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF 37 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON 75.18 +/- ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT
SEVERABILITY SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 0 A Rd, LaBelle, FL
Properly size: 75.18 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to allow mining and excavation operations on 44 +/- acres and the development of 37-1/2 acre
lots for single-family residences on a total of 75.18 acres +/-
Legal description of subject property:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTIONS 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
FROM A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE ACCEPTED WEST 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST HENDRY COUN-
TY FLORIDA, RUN N8410'E 1959.04 FEET ALONG THE EAST-WEST QUARTER SECTION LINE TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ON THE
SAME COURSE N84O'E 2612.05 FEET, THENCE S0247'E 1278.28 FEET TO THE CENTER OF "A" ROAD; THENCE S8451'W 2704.12 FEET ALONG THE
CENTER OF "A" ROAD; THENCE N01o30'E 1254.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SUBJECT TO A 30 FOOT EASEMENT ON THE SOUTH FOR HALF THE
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF "A ROAD, BEING PART OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HENDRY
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Applicant: Wayne and Janice Brown, represented by Steven A Ramunni, Esq.
Resolution Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPECIAL EXCEPTION TO
ALLOW OUTDOOR STORAGE OF EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS RELATED TO THE BELLE HATCHEE MARINA ON 7.4 ACRES +/-.
Location: 78 Riverbend Drive, LaBelle FL (north side of Riverbend Dr across from marina)
Property Size: 7.4 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a Special Exception to allow the outdoor storage of equipment and materials related to the Belle Hatchee Marina.
Legal description of subject property:
DESCRIPTION: (.R.B. 477, PG. 1959)
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 42S, RANGE 29E, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 32, AT A POINT 1383.46 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 32 FOR A POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 32, 638 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8946'04" WEST 469.44 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 0612'25 WEST 639 06 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 8955'0' EAST 539 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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Petito.n Number: RZ0B-0003
Applicant: Area Housing Authority of Clewiston, LaBelle, and Hendry County Commission represented by LaBeli Planning, LLC
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUN COMMISSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA, GRANTING A ZONING DISTRICT
DISTRICT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENIOR OR WORKFORCE HOUSING ON 261 +/- ACRES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT,
SEVERABILITY SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Location: 2420 SR 29 South, Labelle, FL (adjacent to the Greentree South development)
Property sze: 26.1 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a rezone to develop a mulifamily affordable subdivision at three units per acre for a total of 78 units for
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Location: 2420 SR 29 Sour Ad Online, (adjacent Fro m the Grnt South development
Property size: 26.1 acres +/-
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Legal description of subject property:
Legal Description
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Welcome, friends
First Bank of Clewiston LaBelle Branch put on an All-American feed of hot dogs and hamburgers Nov.
14 to express its thanks to the folks who support it all year long its customers. The branch opened
in 1981, part of the original institution that opened in Clewiston in 1922. Many long-time customers
enjoyed the hospitality, like Marilyn Troxel (seated) who has banked there for 20+ years, and Jim Mul-
lin (seated) also a multi-decade customer. Also pictured are, back row from left: customer Nick Rota,
Branch Manager Tuesday Tritt, Assistant Branch Manager Susan Hill, Vice President/Area Manager Joe
Shivers and customer Terri Banky.


Submitted photo

Rotary presents dictionaries
The Rotary Club of LaBelle presented Dictionaries to all third grade classes in UES, COES, LES and
West Glades Elementary school this past week, Ms. Melanie Looper chaired The Rotary Dictionary
Project and was joined in the presentations by a number of LaBelle Rotarians. The Dictionary Pro-
gram is sponsored by Rotary Clubs throughout the State of Florida. One of the missions of Rotary
is to improve the quality of life in their communities and world wide, which frequently involves as-
sistance to the youth. Rotary in 1988 launched a program to Eradicate Polio World Wide, at the time,
1,000 children were infected with Polio each day in over 125 countries. Over two billion children
have been vaccinated and today polio only exists in 4 countries world wide and fewer than 2,000
cases per year. Rotary continues to fund and work toward total eradication of polio world wide, even
after contributing over 850 million dollars to the program.


Community Briefs


Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will
meet for lunch at Flora & Ella's on
Nov. 20, at 11:30 a.m. All widows wel-
come.

Pick up political signs
All political candidates and ap-
propriate business and homeowners
should be aware that campaign signs
need to be removed within 30 days
after the election.


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PVD turkey shoot
Pioneer Volunteer Fire Department
will have a turkey and ham shoot Nov.
21 and 22 beginning at 7 p.m. The sta-
tion is located at 2499 Hendry Isles
Blvd.

City Farm Tour
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 partici-
pants will catch a modern air condi-
tioned tour bus at the U-Save Super-
market Center on Palm Beach Blvd in
Fort Myers or at the Rodeo Grounds in
LaBelle. You will be transported with
knowledgeable tour guides to various
stops around the county to get a close


up look at some of the most efficient
farmers in the world.
Lunch will feature steak with all
the trimmings served by the Hendry
County Cattlemen's Association at
Cannon Hammock Park.
All attendees will be given a free
bag of mixed vegetables and citrus
fruit from Hendry County
Deadline for ticket sales is De-
cember 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.
You may also contact the office as
follows: Phone: (863) 674-4092 Make
checks payable to: Hendry County
City-Farm Tour.


Caloosa Belle/Shawn Strawser

In Appreciation
Recently members of VFW Post 10100 and its Auxiliary showed their appreciation to the folks at U-
Save. The store is always ready to help out with donations to the VFW toward its community service.
Pictured from left: VFW Ladies Auxiliary Senior Vice President Jeannette Small, Store Manger David
Childs, Deli Manager Julia Tuttle, Produce Manager Teri Marroquin, Meat Market Manager Floyd Sim-
mons III, and VFW Canteen Manager Robin Thompson.





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Sport Shorts

Longhorns raffling
four-wheeler
Help Support your local Pop
Warner Football and Cheer pro-
gram. The LaBelle Longhorn
Booster Club, Inc. is raffling a Po-
laris 200cc Sawtooth ATV Tickets
are $10 each and there will only
be 600 tickets sold. You do not
need to be present to win. Please
see any board member to pur-
chase tickets or you may call Ja
son at 239-229-2179.

One coach needed for
Junior Pro basketball
Junior Pro basketball needs


just one more boy's coach for
grades 3-5 before it can start
its season. For more information
call Darrell Harris at 675-2565 or
Pat Langford at 675-1686. Pick
up registration slips at Langford
Ford or they will be handed out at
schools.

Support Cowgirl
soccer program
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 information call 675-2096.


Submitted photo/Krista Higginbotham

Caloosa Chase
Veteran runners Judy Lapp and Mickey Foster, along with
first time participant Andy Higginbotham, enjoy some post
race nourishment after competing in the Caloosa Chase
5K event on November 1, 2008.


FWC reopens wildlife


areas to hunters


Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) Ex-
ecutive Director Ken Haddad has
issued an executive order reopen-
ing the Everglades and Francis S.
Taylor, Holey Land and Roten-
berger wildlife management ar-
eas to duck hunters and froggers.
Taking other game continues to
be prohibited, as set forth in an
executive order signed in August.
The order, which takes effect
Friday, Nov. 14 at 1 a.m., also pro-
hibits vehicles, airboats and other
public access, except by special
permit. Conservation Area 2A,
from the L-35B levee north to the
east-west airboat trail remains
open.
The order is necessary be-
cause of high water levels that
have jeopardized wildlife, particu
larly deer.


People participating in the
statewide migratory bird hunt
or frogging may operate vessels
to take part in hunts, and must
maintain a minimum distance of
100 yards from any tree island or
surrounding levees to minimize
disturbance to wildlife.
This order does not apply to
persons operating boats (other
than airboats) within the estab
lished canal systems and within
1 mile of adjacent marshes in the
wildlife management areas.
In addition, the general gun-
vehicle season and the second
general gun-walk season are can-
celled.
To report a violation of this or-
der, any wildlife law violations or
a boating emergency, call the toll-
free Wildlife Alert number: 1 888
404-3922.


LMS Basketball Schedule


Nov. 25: Glades Day, A, 4/5
p.m., 400 Gator Blvd. Belle Glade
Dec. 1: SWFCA, A, 4:30/5:30
p.m., 3750 Colonial Blvd. Fort My-
ers
Dec. 3: Clewiston, H, 4/5 p.m.
Dec. 4: Osceola, H, 4/5 p.m.
Dec. 16: Fort Myers Christian,
H, 4/5 p.m.
Dec. 18: Glades Day, A, 4/5
p.m., 2500 S CR 731 southwest
LaBelle
Jan. 9: Fort Myers Christian, A,
4/5 p.m., 1550 Colonial Blvd. Fort
Myers
Jan. 12: St. Ann, A, 4/5 p.m.,
542 8th Ave. S Naples
Jan. 13: SWFCA, H., 4:30/5:30


Jan. 14: Glades Day, H, 4/5
p.m.
Jan. 19: Osceola, A, 4:30/6
p.m., 825 SW 28th St. Okeecho-
bee
Jan. 23: West Glades, H, 4/5
p.m.
Feb. 2: Evangelical Christian,
A, 4/5 p.m., 8237 Beacon Blvd. SE
Fort Myers


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Cowboys end season with loss


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The Cowboys wrapped up a
tough season last Friday with a
48-6 loss to Mariner. Despite the
setbacks, despite the overwhelm-
ing odds faced weekly by this
team, Head Coach Hal Bennett
has never lost faith in his team.
"I'm proud of these boys," he
said, explaining that it takes a lot
of character to keep trying week
in and week out. "It would have
been easy to just walk away," he
said.
He continued, saying these
boys have unbelievable character
- and are better (people) for stick-
ing with it.
He said there were a few bright
spots in the season. The Cowboys
were outmatched at every game,
he commented, but they never let
up.
Of himself, he said he may
have looked too hard at the de-
tails and not seen the bigger pic-
ture. He said he's learned a lot
from his boys -including to con
tinue to push.
He said Chris Garcia practiced
hard all year "like theywere unde-
feated; like it would be the last day
he would ever be able to practice.
He never quit," coach said, "he's
a ball of energy."


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this team," he said, "These kids
are tough."
Coach said he learned to take
care in how you say things peo-
ple may misunderstand. He also
said he has learned the ins and
outs of program and is till learn-
ing.
Looking forward to next year,
Coach Bennett said he will try
to find a way to motivate the
kids more and to make practice
competitive. He added that it's a
daunting task to motivate kids to
face a larger, stronger opponent,
but it can be done. He points to
the 1995 Cowboy team that went
to State. They, too, were smaller
and "weaker," but "they got it
done."
He'll be looking for ways to
"spice up" practices and also for
more help. These days the game
has become so complex, that you
almost need to have a for every
position, he noted. Every aspect
has to be covered, he said, espe-
cially quarterback and running
backs. He's also looking forward
to benefiting from this year's play-
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He wants to do a better job of
recruiting athletes and charac-
ter. He wants his boys to get into
wrestling, basketball and power
lifting.
The Cowboys' winter program
starts in January with workouts in
the weight room from 5:30-6:30
a.m. and 3-4 p.m. the "Hour of
Power." Coach Bennett said that's
where champions are built.
Last year just only about 35
players of a 70-man roster spent
quality time in the weight room.
"We need at least 75 percent
there, Coach Bennett said.
Next year Coach Bennett said
he will have a lot of raw mate-
rial to work with, although they'll
again be short on seniors. Still,
he said this year's strong sopho-
mores, with maturity and resolve,
and freshmen look very good.
They have good GPAs, are hard
workers and super enthusiastic.
The future looks bright to Coach
Bennett, but filled with lots of
work. "I'm excited," he com-
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He pointed out that next year
LaBelle High School will be re
classified. Currently LaBelle is a
3A school.
During the Mariner game last
Friday, Coach said offensively,


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Marcus Simmons did a great job,
stepping in at quarterback after
Taylor Jordan hurt his ankle early
in the game. He added that, be-
tween Marcus and Dadrion Wil-
liams, they racked up 100 yards.
David Miller and Michael Pitt-
man both did excellent jobs at
safety, Coach Bennett said. Mi-
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backer and did a "phenomenal
job."
"David Antunez amazed me
every week," coach said. "He did
a heck of a job with punts over 40
yards against Mariner and none
were blocked."
In spite of the rocky season
behind the Cowboys, Coach Ben-
nett is very high on football. He
said it's a great sport to help with
life's lessons. "Every young man
should play it. Situations trans-
late into life lessons. Classrooms
and parents do a lot but coaches
have a huge a influence on kids
to make good decisions later and
get (players') character on the
right track."
If that happens, he said, then
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File for a number of


2009 tax savings early


Honorable Kristina Kulpa
would like all Hendry County
property owners to know that
the deadline for filing any 2009
Homestead Exemption, limited
income Senior Exemption or Ag-
ricultural Classification is March
2, 2009. Ms. Kulpa wants every-
one to be sure that they apply for
these benefits before the deadline
so her office is now accepting ap
plications for early filing of your
2009 homestead and portability
benefits.
Avoid the rush in January and
February when Senior Exemption


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doing this you will be sure that
you have all necessary docu-
ments with you when you come
to the office to apply. Our offices
in Clewiston and LaBelle are open
from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
thru Friday. If you need additional
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EC welcomes new district director


Edison State College wel-
comes Amy Teprovich as the new
District Director of Student Life.
In her role Amy will develop and
promote campus life through pro-
grams and activities to boost stu-
dent learning and development
"Edison State is focused on
the entire experience a student
gains during their time with the
College," said Bill Roshon, Dis
trict Dean of Technical and Pro
fessional Studies. "Amy brings
a keen awareness of the impor-
tance of student development in
and out of the classroom. I know
you'll find her energy and outgo-
ing personality a true fit for this
position."
Among her many duties Amy


will provide
support to Edi-
son State clubs,
organization
and student
government.
"There is no
doubt that aca-
demics are the
central focus Amy
of a student's Teprovich
higher educa-
tion experience," Teprovich said.
"However involvement out-of-
the classroom is truly vital in
preparing students to be critical
thinkers and civically engaged
leaders in our global society."
Amy brings a rich background
focused on student life issues.


She most recently served as Di-
rector of Campus Involvement
at Florida Gulf Coast University.
She also served as the Director of
Student Activities and Residence
Life at Dowling College on Long
Island in New York.
Amy's will also bring her im-
pressive skill set into classroom
at Edison State. She serves as
adjunct faculty teaching Introduc-
tion to Algebra.
Amy holds a master's degree
in Higher Education Administra-
tion from Canisius College, Buf-
falo, New York. She earned her
bachelor's degree in Mathematics
and Economics from the same
institution.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Gift of Life
Paul Samerdyke took the time to donate blood Nov. 13 at the Community Blood Drive spon-
sored by American Legion Post 130. Phlebotomist Lourdes Martinez provides the expertise
that yields the life-saving fluid.


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Ring those bells
The Salvation Army LaBelle Unit kicked off its annual Bell Ringing Campaign Thursday, Nov. 13, at Winn-Dixie. Look around
town for the familiar red kettle with the volunteer ringing bells and be generous with your donations anything you can
spare with help the Salvation Army do its critical work throughout the year. Choir directors Joy Armstrong and Lourdes
Huer from the First Christian Church brought the Children's Choir to provide the joy and spirit of the season for the occa-
sion. Mayor Paul Puletti took part in the event along with Salvation Army Majors Art and Ann Penhale from Fort Myers.


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