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Publication Date: November 27, 2008
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At a Glance

Legion serving
Christmas meals
American Legion Post 130
will once again serve Christ-
mas dinner for those alone or
in need. If you would like to
help or know someone who
needs a Christmas dinner,
please call 675-8300. Remem-
ber to provide the person's
name, address and directions
for delivery.

Guardians ad Litem
needed
Are you flexible, open-mind-
ed and interested in advocating
for a child? Only 65 percent of
Hendry County children taken
from their homes due to allega-
tions of abuse or neglect have
a volunteer Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) to protect their interests.
A GAL volunteer has the op-
portunity to be a champion for
an abused, neglected or aban-
doned child in court and within
the community-strongly sup-
ported by program staff.
New Guardian ad Litem vol-
unteer training begins soon in
LaBelle.
For information, to apply,
or to ask how your business or
organization can help, call 863
234-9506.

Let it snow!
Kick off your holidays with
the big Christmas Parade
Dec. 5. Line up at U-Save at
4:30 p.m. The parade starts at
5:30 p.m. and heads to Barron
Park for Christmas in the Park.
Call Sara at the chamber, 675-
0125, to make your donation
large or small.
The fun includes Santa
himself and, of course, snow!
The chamber will sell barbe
cue sandwiches and the Ro-
tary Club will have hot dogs for
sale. If your group would like
to have a game booth, please
call Sara at the chamber.
Remember the Light Up
LaBelle Contest. Register
your home or business for the
judging. Call 675-0125.

Christmas Boat
Parade coming
Decorate your boat and
join in the family fun on the
Caloosahatchee on December
13! The parade will begin at
"dark:30."
If you want to watch from
shore, your best bet is at Bar-
ron Park. 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 information.

Nominate SCF
Pioneer Family
The Swamp Cabbage Festi-
val Committee is seeking nomi
nees for the PIONEER FAMILY
2009, submit your nominations
now as we will be choosing at
the December meeting. The
criteria for the Pioneer Fam-
ily is that they have lived here
for 70 years. I know it sounds
impossible 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.

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

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Keep Up the Fire: A hero's day


Veterans from throughout the area took part in the Medal of Honor ceremony Saturday, Nov. 22, at Sp4 Nicholas J.
Cutinha's gravesite at Fort Denaud Cemetery. See more photos on Page 2.


Ceremony honors supreme sacrifice


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The true heart and ines-
timable courage of a young
American man. That's what
a large group of veterans and
others came to recognize and
celebrate last Saturday, Nov. 22
-first at his final resting place
in Fort Denaud Cemetery, then
at American Legion Post 130,
where the symbol of his proud
legacy rests.
Nicholas Joseph Cutinha
was just 23 years old when he
knowingly traded his life his
future for that of his buddies.
His actions on March 2, 1968,
near Gia Dinh, Republic of
Vietnam, earned him the high-
est honor any American can
receive -the Congressional
Medal of Honor.
His Medal of Honor citation
chronicles his bravery that day:
About 9 a.m. The Manchus
(4th Battalion 9th Infantry), in-
cluding machine gunner Sp4
Cutinha of Company C, were
on a search and destroy mis-
sion north of Saigon, seeking
Viet Cong who had been rain-
ing rocket fire onto Tan Son
Nhut Air Base. When they met
the enemy, it took just eight
minutes for 49 Americans to die
and another 24 to be wounded
in one of the highest casualty
battles of the Vietnam War.
Under small arms automat-
ic weapons, mortar and rocket
propelled grenade fire from
enemy battalion size force,


without communications and
with mounting casualties, Sp4
Cutinha assumed command
of the survivors and initiated
a withdrawal, covering the
evacuation of the wounded. He
was wounded in the leg, and
then again as his machine gun
was destroyed. He crawled to
an operable machine gun and
continued to defend his com-
rades, refusing medical treat-
ment for himself, maintaining
his position until he was finally
mortally wounded.
For his uncommon valor
that day, Sp4 Nicholas J. Cutin-
ha received the Congressional
Medal of Honor posthumously.
To date, 3,448 of America's he-
roes have been so honored.
Over 40 years after his sac-
rifice, on Nov. 22 ceremonies
began in LaBelle, where he and
his family lived for a while, with
comments by Legionnaires
and a 21-gun salute graveside
at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Af-
terward, the respectful crowd
moved to the American Legion
Post 130.
There Legionnaire Steve
Conti read a letter from his
nephew, Sal Cannizarro, one
young man whose life Sp4
Cutinha had saved while serv-
ing in Vietnam. Mr. Conti read
that Sal met "Porky" in Decem
ber 1967 near the Cambodian
border. He described him as
shirtless, sitting on a sandbag
wall, cleaning his weapon and
feeding the camp mascot. He


had a bushy mustache and was
smoking. Sal was new and very
grateful for the warmth he was
greeted with by Sp4 Cutinha.
Sal's letter told how "Porky"
was admired by everybody.
Sal was told early on about this
man: listen to him, they said
and learn from him. Everyone
respected Sp4 Cutinha's abili-
ties.
His voice cracking, Mr. Conti
read his nephew's account of
the day Sp4 Cutinha saved his
life:
Sal stated that following
the Tet Offensive, the Manchus
were on patrol and engaged
North Vietnamese regulars.
It was Feb. 27, 1968. Sal was
drawing sniper fire, had been
hit and was trying to reach oth-
ers of his unit when he heard
"Porky" yell "Go! I'll cover you!
Move!"
"Porky" could see smoke
from the sniper's AK47 and
kept firing at it till the AK47
stopped. Sal was evacuated on
a Dust Off, to recover from his
injuries. He explained how he
heard later, in the hospital, of
"Porky's" loss. He recalled the
sadness, the anger and the guilt
he felt at not having been there.
He said he still thinks about Sp4
Cutinha even now, especially
when he looks at his wife and
family.
Feb. 27, 1968: Another day
at work for Sp4 Nicholas J.
Cutinha. Just five days later
would be his last.


Vigil sheds light on homelessness


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle

A small group gathered with
the Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition Friday, Nov. 21, to
show their concern for a large
and growing problem through-
out this country homelessness.
Beginning by the river at Barron
Park, the group listened to in-
spiring words and lit candles in
recognition of those who have
no place to call home.
The group then walked to
the United Way House on Fort
Thompson Ave. to view a doc-
umentary called When I Came
Home, a moving chronicle of
one Iraq War veteran's struggle


to regain his dignity once he
came home.
The coalition is dedicated to
improving the lot of the home-
less in Hendry and Glades coun
ties. Members are planning for
the annual Point in Time sur-
vey, which attempts to affix a
number to area homeless. That
amount is used to calculate the
funding the area receives to as-
sist them.
The count is expected to be
taken the last Saturday in Janu-
ary. Volunteers are needed to
help with the count. Groups of
volunteers are given a specific
area to comb, looking for any-


one who does not have a per-
manent home.
The "homeless" includes
those who are forced to live
with family members or friends,
who are living in substandard
homes or in vehicles as well as
those who may seek shelter in
wooded areas or old buildings.
Last year's survey counted 475
homeless in the two-county
area in just a one-day.
If you would like to volun-
teer for the Point in Time Survey
or to become a member of the
coalition, please call the United
Way House at 675-8383.
The coalition tries to fill gaps
See Vigil Page 2


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant


Julian Womble of Plant City,
was one of the replacements
sent to fill the void left by the
death of Sp4 Cutinha and his

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Submitted photo
Spc, 4 Nicholas Cutinha at
Katum Base Camp near the
Black Virgin Mountains.

comrades. Julian read the
names of those in Sp4 Cutin-
ha's unit all lost on that day -
except for nine who owed their
lives to Sp4 Cutinha's actions.
Julian went on to say that
the unit known as the Man-
chus lost more men than any
other in Vietnam. He explained
that Sp4 Cutinha never got his
coin for service in Vietnam, so
he presented the post with one
to go into the Medal of Honor
display case. He also presented
a coin for Iraq, where the unit
has also distinguished itself.


Sugar



stakes



upped

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- U.S. Sugar ex-
isting 10 years from now.
The continuation of 1,700
jobs.
A sale to the state of Florida.
A lawsuit leveled at the top
executives of the sugar giant.
The Mott family or the Law-
rence family?
The only certainty in Clewis-
ton nowadays is the uncertainty.
In the wake of an announce-
ment by U.S. Sugar that it would
sell much of its land for $1.34
billion to the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District for the
purposes of rehabilitating the
Everglades, the company has a
new offer to contend with.
Officials are approaching the
offer sensitively, given the fact
that its previous interactions with
the group ended in a lawsuit.
In a letter to the company,
Gaylon M. Lawrence Jr. -- who
along with his father Gayl]on Sr.
operates the Lawrence Group,
a Nashville-based investment
group -calls on individual stock
holders to take a good, hard look
at the figures on the table.
At $300 per share, the group
reasons that the offer represents
a better tangible value than
the deal put forth by the state
of Florida to buy out the sugar
company.
Taken at face value, the $365-
per-share deal by the state car-
ries too many shifting variables
to stockholders, Mr. Lawrence
Jr. writes. The amount of tax that
would be required to be paid by
the company, and its existing
debt obligations, makes the deal
with the state a less attractive op-
tion, the group said.
"Our offer would provide
shareholders with $300 in cash
per share immediately," said Mr.
Lawrence Jr. "Our offer is a win
for everyone: the employees, the
local communities, the environ-
ment, the taxpayers, and partic-
ularly your shareholders. What
possible reason could you have
to not accept our offer?"
U.S. Sugar issued a state-
ment on Thursday in response.
The company requested that the
Lawrence Group send a propos-
al for review:
"Our directors are continuing
to review and evaluate the alter-
natives available to the Compa-
ny and its stockholders, and look
forward to an orderly, measured,
and considered process that will
See Deal Page 2


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Members of the Hendry-Glades Homeless Coalition gath-
ered with other volunteers to focus awareness on that
growing problem. The group lit candles and later viewd a
documentary on homelessness. Pictured from left: Mary
Bartoshuk, Arlene Betancourt, Erika Villafuerte and Aida
Barnhardt.


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Submitted photo
United Way and Healing Waters: Don't let a child go without Christmas. Please donate a new
toy (cash works, too!) by Dec. 12 at any of these locations: Florida Community Bank, Pistol
Pete's or the United Way House.


Don't let a child go without Christmas


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Veterans from throughout the area took part in the Medal of Honor ceremony Saturday, Nov.
22, at Sp4 Nicholas J. Cutinha's gravesite at Fort Denaud Cemetery. The medal is displayed
with other medals, mementoes and photographs at American Legion Post 130, at the request
of Sp4 Cutinha's mother. The case is specially made, protected by bulletproof class, in adher-
ence to strict government specifications. Legionnaires believe Post 130 to be the only one in
the country to have custody of a Medal of Honor. The project was spearheaded by Legion-
naire Tony Alvarez, with the aid of several others.


Caloosa Belle/Patty rant
An emotional Legionnaire
Steve Conti read his neph-
ew's recollections of his bud-
dy, Sp4 Nicholas Cutinha.


Continued From Page 1

result in a transaction that is in
the best interests of the company
and its stockholders."
Todd Templin, a spokesman
for the Lawrence Group, said
that a formal proposal is being
prepared.
The Lawrence Group is no
stranger to U.S. Sugar.
The group is at the center of
a lawsuit against the sugar com-
pany. After making buyout offers
in 2005 and then later in 2007
for $293 a share, the Lawrence
Group was rebuffed, the lawsuit
claims, without the knowledge of
the employee stockholders.
The employee stockholders
filed the complaint.
The suit alleges that these
stockholders were in the dark
about the deal and as a result
were kept from selling their
shares at a 50 percent premium --
at a time when the company was
buying back individual shares at
approximately $100 less a share.
The suit claims that U.S. Sug-
ar's CEO was wired $10 million
in hush money after initially be-
ing receptive to the plan, because
the Mott family, which maintains
control of the company through


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
These two coins are to be added to Sp4 Nicholas Cutinha's
Medal of Honor case. The one on the left is the Manchu's coin
for Vietnam; the one on the the right for its service in Iraq.


a foundation, wished to keep
control of the company.
Perhaps recalling that event,
the Lawrence Group has taken its
offer directly to stockholders in a
bid for transparency.
Meanwhile, the deal already
has local backers.
Melanie McGahee, an attorney
in Hendry County, calls the Law-
rence offer the most reasoned yet
for the purchase of the company.
"It looks to me like the Law-
rence deal is a no-brainer," said
Ms. McGahee, who believes that
agriculture will continue if the
group is successful in its bid.
She remains hopeful that the
Lawrence Group would work
with the state to supply it with the
land it needs to rehabilitate the
Everglades while operating the
mill and harvesting sugar well
into the future.
"This is a win-win," she said.
She admits to being "trauma-
tized" at hearing that U.S. Sugar
had agreed to sell to the state ear-
lier this year.
"My opinion is that the govern-
ment owning any assets is a bad
thing," she said. "The state is like
a drug addict and the land is like
cocaine. Once they take it, they're
never gonna give it back."
News Editor Jose Zarogoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
corn.


Vigil
Continued From Page 1

with overnight stays for non-resi-
dents (county social services re-
sponds 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" organiza-
tion, meant to be of assistance
once all the normal social ser-
vices have been exhausted.
The Homeless Coalition is
part of a six-county coalition
that works to serve those who
have lost the most basic of hu-


LaBelle has not been exempt
from job loss, foreclosures, high
gas prices, escalating food costs.
In fact, the unemployment rate in
Hendry County is greater than 14
percent, the highest in the state.
The holidays are fast approach-
ing, especially a child's favorite.....
Christmas. But if you can't afford
housing, utilities, food and trans-
portation how can you afford any
extras?
United Way and Healing Wa-
ters Family Life Center are join-
ing together to sponsor Don't Let
A Child In LaBelle Go Without
CHRISTMAS.
They will be conducting a toy
drive to benefit LaBelle children
that otherwise may not have a
Christmas. The goal is to give
Christmas to as many less fortu-
nate children in LaBelle as you
help make possible.
They need your donations of
toys, stocking stuffers and other
gift items. Collection boxes are lo-
cated at Florida Community Bank
on Bridge Street, Pistol Pete's on
Highway 80 and the United Way
House on 117 Fort Thompson
(monetary donations may also be
made at this location.)
You may make your donations
until December 12. If you would


man needs. Housed in the United
Way building on Fort Thompson
Ave., the group serves anyone in
need by offering referrals to other
agencies, conducting toiletry and
food drives.
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 is seeking grants
to build a shelter; concentrate
on education and to conduct its
smaller projects. It is partnering
with Pastor Boyd People Who
Care in Clewiston, to build a
homeless shelter there.


CAoTAIN HIINDL ArTISTS
AND CAFTEIUS INVITE
YOU TO OUE ANNUAL SHOW
WHErE: BARRON PARK,
IN LABELLE
WnLN: SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 08
TIME: 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


like to provide a gift for a specific
child, stop by the United Way
House and select a child from the
Giving Tree. A small gift to a child
who thinks Santa has forgotten


them is priceless. A request for
the gift of a shirt for school pulls
at your heart strings.
For more information call 675-
8383 or 675-4021.


Menu: Chicken and Ribs (Seasoned and
grilled by Ron), Dale's Special Baked
Beans, Homemade Potato Salad,
Dinner Roll, Sweet Tea & Desert
Stay awhile after supper and enjoy
Karaoke& Dancing with PeeWee


CALOOSA BELLE
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provided me with the motivation to live
each day to the fullest. Life has become so
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Gift of Life
Paul Samerdyke took the time to donate blood Nov. 13 at the
Community Blood Drive sponsored by American Legion Post
130. Phlebotomist Lourdes Martinez provides the expertise
that yields the life-saving fluid.


Lehigh girl hit while


crossing Joel Blvd.


A 13 year-old LeHigh Acres girl
was taken to Lee Memorial Hos-
pital in critical condition Nov. 19
after she was struck by a truck.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, Gianinna Gallardo
had just been let off a school bus
about 5:04 p.m. and was attempt-
ing to cross CR 884 (Joel Blvd.)
when the mishap occurred. Miss
Gallardo was crossing from the
west shoulder to the east, ap-
proximately 200 feet north of E
12th Street. She had successfully
crossed the southbound lane and
came to a stop in the middle of


the road. Northbound traffic in
the inside lane also came to a
stop as they approached the pe-
destrian.
Traveling in the outside lane,
18-year-old Daniel A. Gonzalez
of Felda was driving a 2002 Ford
truck, Miss Gallardo then contin-
ued east and was struck by Mr.
Gonzalez' vehicle as she entered
the outside northbound lane.
Mr. Gonzalez' passenger was
17-year-old Crystal Ramirez. Nei-
ther occupant of the car was in-


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Drug use down overall among teens


TALLAHASSEE-Lt. Governor
Jeff Kottkamp announced signifi
cant reductions in cigarette smok-
ing and binge drinking among
Florida's middle school and high
school students since 2000, as re-
ported by the 2008 Florida Youth
Substance Abuse Survey. In con-
trast to the significant reductions
being made each year, the 2008
survey confirms the continuing
trend of prescription drug abuse
and highlights the need for future
prevention efforts. The Florida Of-
fice of Drug Control, state agen-
cies, law enforcement, substance
abuse prevention coalitions,
schools and community stake-
holders have partnered to reduce
substance abuse across the state.
"Children are Florida's most
vulnerable residents, and pro
tecting them from the dangers of
substance abuse is tremendously
important," said Lt. Governor
Kottkamp. "Drug abuse threatens
the health and safety of our chil-
dren and their families. The sur-
vey is vital to understanding how
to prevent drug use."
According to the survey, which
has been administered every year
since 2000, drug use among
Florida's middle and high school
students is down in 10 of 11 ar-
eas consistently measured over
the history of the survey. From
2007 to 2008, among middle and
high school students, past 30-day
use of alcohol and binge drinking
declined significantly. Long-term
trends documented from 2000 to
2008 include:
Cigarette smoking is cut in
half: The past 30-day use of ciga-
rettes among middle and high
schoolers is at 9 percent, down
from 18 percent in 2000.
Binge drinking declines by
4 percentage points since 2000:
Binge drinking, defined as hav-
ing five or more drinks in a row
sometime during the previous
two weeks, currently stands at 15
percent, down from 19 percent in
2000.
Use of any illegal drug other
than marijuana continues to de-
cline: The percent of students
who report using any illegal drug
other than marijuana has de-
clined by 24 percent since 2000
and now stands at a historically
low 6.6 percent.
Early initiation continues
to decline: Research confirms
that if our youth make it to adult-
hood without experimenting with
drugs, they are far less likely to
start using later in life. The 2008
survey documents an important
decline in the percentage of high
school students who first used al-
cohol (by 8.6 percentage points),
tobacco (by 19.5 percentage
points), and marijuana (by 6.7
percentage points) before the age
of 14.
New question on over-
the-counter drugs: For the first
time, middle schoolers were
asked about their use of over the
counter drugs -such as cold and
cough medications -in order to
get high. The lifetime prevalence
rate of over-the-counter drug
abuse (4.9 percent) is higher than
the rate for any illegal drug except
marijuana.


Prescription drugs emerging
as a dangerous source of abuse:
4.5 percent of high school seniors
report abusing prescription pain
relievers in the past 30 days, and
3.8 percent report abusing pre-
scription depressants more than
any other illegal drug (excluding
marijuana). Results from the 2002
survey (the first time this question
was asked) were nearly identical,
indicating a continuing trend in
prescription drug abuse.
"The 2008 report suggests
major progress in reducing un-
derage drinking," said Office of
Drug Control Director Bill Janes.
"Prevalence rates for the vast ma-
jority of drugs monitored by the
FYSAS have been significantly
reduced over the past eight years.
This is a testament to the tremen
dous progress the state has made
toward enhancing the preven-
tion infrastructure in the areas of
assessment, strategic planning,
and implementation of evidence-
based programs and policies. Our
communities are making a real
difference."
"While drug use is down over-
all, parents need to be acutely
alert to the dangers posed by le
gally accessible substance like
inhalants, alcohol, prescription
drugs, and over-the-counter med-
ications. Parents need to do their
part to keep young people safe by
restricting the availability of these
substances within their homes
and by closely monitoring their
children's activities," Janes said.
Florida's Drug Control Strat-
egy acknowledges that there is
no one-size-fits-all approach to
ensuring that children, families,
and communities are healthy and
safe. Florida's diverse communi-
ties must prioritize their needs
and select the most effective strat-
egies that will be used to tackle
their unique profile of substance
abuse problems. The continued
support of community anti-drug
coalitions is vital to prevention ef


forts throughout the state. In ad-
dition, the dramatic progress the
state has made in reducing youth
alcohol, tobacco, and other drug
use is a result of the ongoing ex-
pansion of our community-based
efforts and the support of state
agencies.
Florida's youth survey mea
sures youth substance use an-
nually across the state, and in
alternate years, in each county.
The 2008 edition included 91,471
valid returns from sixth through
12th graders in 66 of Florida's 67
counties. (Sarasota County is not
included among the counties sur-
veyed because it chose to admin-
ister an internal survey that is not
comparable to the Florida Youth
Substance Abuse Survey.) The full
report is available online at www.
dcf.state.fl.us/mentalhealth/publi
cations/fysas/.

Hubbard


in National


Guard

Army National Guard Pvt.
Jesse R. Hubbard has graduated
from basic infantry training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of train
ing, the soldier received training
in drill and ceremonies, weap-
ons, map reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice, physical
fitness, first aid, and Army history,
core values and traditions. Addi-
tional training included develop-
ment of basic combat skills and
battlefield operations and tactics,
and experiencing use of various
weapons and weapons defenses
available to the infantry crew-
man.
He is the son of Randell Hub-
bard, and Lori Brinker, both of
LaBelle.
The private is a 2008 graduate
of LaBelle High School.


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Fatal crash on US27 Saturday


A 24-year-old Moore Haven
man lost his life on US 27 Nov. 22.
The crash occurred at 4:52 a.m.
According to the Florida High
way Patrol Keith Allen Linderman
was driving a 2005 Ford pick up
truck westbound on US 27 (SR
25) about a mile west of Clewis
ton when he traveled onto the
north shoulder. He attempted to
recover by steering left, causing
his truck to rotate counter-clock-


wise and travel back into the
westbound lanes. The vehicle slid
across those lanes, traveling to-
ward the southwest, entered the
median and overturned.
Mr. Linderman was ejected
and came to a rest in the east-
bound lanes ad his vehicle con
tinued to overturn across the
eastbound lanes. His truck came
to a rest facing southeast on the
paved shoulder of the highway


with its right front wheel on top
of the guardrail.
At that time, an unknown vehi-
cle was eastbound on US 27 and
struck the driver on the road. The
second driver did not remain on
the scene.
FHP is seeking anyone who
may have any information con
cerning this crash. Please all 239
938-1800.


Submitted photos

State Attorney honorees
Top: Staff of the State Attorney's Office were recently honored at an annual dinner for their
dedicated years of service by State Attorney Stephen B. Russell Pictured from left: Jessica
Lynn Rimes, five years, Julia Rodriguez-Howard, 10 years, Tina Thigpen, 15 years, and
State Attorney Stephen B. Russell. Bottom: Also honored were, from left: Investigator Ter-
rie Morganthal, 10 years, with Julia Rodriguez-Howard, Office Supervisor Dan Cavanaugh,
Tina Thigpen and Jessica Lynn Rimes.




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Kelly Marie Delacruz, 28, was
arrested Nov. 21 and charged on
a warrant for VOP: felony or com-
munity control. Cpl. J. Olvera was
arresting officer.
A 14-year-old was arrested
Nov. 17 and charged with sexual
offense against a child fondle -
victim was under 12 years of age,
offender under 18 years of age. F
Herrera was arresting officer.
David Lopez, 24, was arrested
Nov. 20 and charged with VOP:
felony or community control.
Deputy C. Shepherd was arrest-
ing officer.
James Gonzalez Salinas, 25,
was arrested Nov. 20 and charged
with FTA: felony offense. Deputy
C. Shepherd was arresting officer.
Myles Anthony Smith, 24, was
arrested Nov. 13 and charged with
battery second or subsequent of-
fense. Deputy S. Bell was arrest-
ing officer.

Clewiston
Haslett Corntias Ayala, 18, was
arrested Nov. 23 and charged
with burglary of a structure/con
veyance unarmed with no person
inside, theft between $300-$5,000,
dealing in stolen property and
contributing to the delinquency or
dependence of a minor. Deputy
K. Thomas was arresting officer.
Shirley Nichols Cotton, 44, was
arrested Nov. 23 and charged with
dealing in stolen property and
contributing to the delinquency
or dependence of a minor. Deputy
K. Thomas was arresting officer.
Mario Miguel Hernandez, 22,
was arrested Nov. 23 and charged
with battery causing bodily harm
and burglary with assault or bat-
tery. Deputy J. Woods was arrest-
ing officer.





4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 27, 2008


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WATER ISSUES: A lot of people are having problems with city wa-
ter, ruining their plumbing and appliances and everybody complains
about the smell, too. What about a petition requesting the City reduce
the cost of water?
I am in complete awe that I am required to pay for city water that I
not only can not use to drink or cook with, but on top of that, is now
ruining my appliances. Within the last 3 months, I have to call 3 dif
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ALWAYS CHECK THE NUMBERS: I want to warn people about
some businesses -especially restaurants -that might change their
prices at will. I paid for an order at a restaurant and the bill was more
than I figured. I questioned it and they refigured it a couple times. It
never totalled what they said the first time.
Just a warning check the numbers.


Thank You


Veterans Day
We would like to thank the
LaBelle High School students and
faculty for the Wonderful cere-
mony on Tuesday, November 11,
held at the LaBelle High School to
honor our Veterans.
With the warm welcome,
upon arriving by the Flag Pole in
front of the school, students held
signs Saying; We Love Our Veter-
ans, Vets Are #1 and Thank You
for Your Service.
Following in the auditorium
everyone enjoyed listening to the
high school Band playing patri-


otic songs for all branches of the
service, essays and poems writ-
ten by students: what Veterans
Day meant to them? And the high
school chorus singing "God Bless
The USA.'
Before leaving the students
served everyone a great pancake
and sausage breakfast with fresh
orange juice. Thank you so much
for making us feel proud.
For God & Country,
Linda Teasley
American Legion Post 130
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 130 LaBelle


Seniors: Don't forget to


sign up now
By Grace-Marie Turner
The holiday season is here
again. But amidst the hustle and
bustle of gift-giving and family
get-togethers, seniors enrolled in
Medicare Part D should carve out
time to consider whether they
want to stay with their current
prescription drug plan.
From Nov. 15 through the end
of the year, Medicare is holding
its annual "open enrollment" pe
riod for Part D. During this time,
eligible seniors can sign-up or
change plans. Seniors can com-
pare their current coverage with
others among the many compet-
ing Medicare drug plans. They
can decide whether to stay with
their current coverage or switch
to another plan that may offer
lower premiums or more cover-
age options.
Unlike traditional government
programs, where there's just one
plan for everyone, Medicare Part
D is structured so that insurance
companies must compete for
customers. Knowing that benefi
ciaries have the option to switch
means that insurers have to make
their plans attractive or they will
lose customers. The record shows
that this results in more choices
and lower costs.
In 2003, lawmakers estimated
seniors would pay an average
monthly premium for prescrip-
tion drug coverage in 2009 of
more than $44. But according to
government officials, their aver-
age monthly premium next year
for the standard plan will be just
$28.
But some drug plans are rais-
ing their prices and changing the


for Medicare
specific drugs available. So ev-
ery senior who is enrolled even
those that are happy with their
plans ,, should be sure to seize
this once-a year opportunity to
review their coverage.
Web savvy seniors can do this
is through Medicare's website at
www.Medicare.gov. There, using
the "Medicare Plan Finder," se-
niors can compare plans based
on price, drug coverage, and out-
of-pocket expenses. Seniors can
also use the Plan Finder to com-
pare the cost of filling a prescrip-
tion their local pharmacy versus a
mail-order drug store.
Seniors without web access
can always call 1-800-Medicare
and speak with a customer ser-
vice representative who will talk
them through their choices. Se-
niors may also want to assess
whether one of the Medicare Ad-
vantage plans also may be right
for them. These plans offer a full
range of health services and some
of them include prescription drug
coverage at no extra cost.
Medicare's open-enrollment
period ends on December 31, so
seniors should act fast to check
their options and make sure
they're enrolled in the most-af-
fordable plan that best suits their
needs. After all, the best gift is
good health
Grace-Marie Turner is president of
the Galen Institute, a non-profit
research organization focusing on
free-market solutions in the health
sector. She can be reached at P.O.
Box 320010, Alexandria, VA, or at
turner@galen.org.


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Faith in the Marketplace


Thanksgiving: Recalling its religious roots


What's happened to Thanks-
giving? When I was growing up
we went to the Thanksgiving
service at our
church to begin
the day thank-
ing God for
his grace and
bounty. Then
we went home,
where my aunt
and uncle joined
us for a tradi- Fr. Ala
tional Thanks- K rat lni
giving dinner. Kmer
We spent the rest of the day talk
ing and generally enjoying each
other's company.
In school, we learned that
the Pilgrims sought refuge in the
New World to escape religious
persecution, and that they held
a feast, inviting their Indian men-
tors, to return thanks to God and
celebrate their survival.
According to one Web site to-


day, the Pilgrims were really for-
tune hunters who were simply
holding a totally secular dinner
to celebrate a successful harvest.
And, yes, they invited their Na-
tive American neighbors who
had shown them how to hunt
and raise crops. Check out other
Web sites, search on the phrase
'Thanksgiving history.' There are
a variety of different histories of-
fered, all in the name of getting
history right, and all of which at-
tempt to remove anything related
to faith or God from the story.
I'm quite certain that the story
of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims
that I learned in grade school was
simplified for us. But I'm equally
certain that to describe them as
secular fortune hunters is one of
the most blatant attempts I've run
across at changing history to suit
an anti-religious agenda. The nic-
est word I can come up with is
'deceitful.'


In truth, the Pilgrims were
separatists from the Church of
England, and sailed for the New
World for distinctly religious rea-
sons. Not all of the people aboard
the Mayflower, however, were
of that religious company. Oth
ers sought to leave England for
their own reasons, but to assume
that they were all non-religious
people flies in the face of the early
documents. Also, they do not
seemed to have called their cel-
ebration 'Thanksgiving,' nor did
they repeat it in succeeding years.
It was a celebration of a good
harvest, and their neighbors, the
Wampanoag, did join them for
three days of eating and games.
Since their writings show them to
be people of strong faith, who be-
lieved that they were beneficiaries
of God's blessings, it is simply not
possible to say the Pilgrims held a
secular party. While some presi-
dents called single days of thanks-


giving, it did not become the na-
tional holiday we know until 1863
when Abraham Lincoln declared
the last Thursday of November as
an annual Thanksgiving day.
What about Thanksgiving
today? It seems on the way to
becoming the secular holiday
that our history-twisting writers
describe. I'm not one to give in,
however. I will continue to thank
God for the continual shower of
blessings that I experience at his
hand. While services on Thanks
giving day are becoming fewer
and fewer, I will be at Good Shep-
herd at 9:30 a.m. on the 27th,
along with the congregation, as
we acknowledge our love and
thankfulness to God.
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@embarqmail.com.


Be Healthy; Be Happy!


Holiday food: Keep It Hot or Keep It Cold -



When In Doubt, Throw It Out!


By Brenda Barnes
It's that time of year when the
turkey isn't the only thing getting
stuffed. Many people stuff them-
selves with lots
of good food
around the holi
days!
Please re-
member food
safety when
preparing your
holiday meal. It
doesn't matter Brenda
if you've cooked Barnes
many turkeys, or
if this year might be your first, you
still need to remember food safe-
ty when you thaw, prepare, and
cook your holiday bird. You don't
want to serve up a helping of bac
teria called Salmonella do you?
Salmonella is a common bacteria
which causes infection in the in-


testinal tract. Salmonella typically
lives in the intestines of animals
and humans and exit the body
through feces. Humans become
infected most frequently through
contaminated food sources, such
as poultry, meat and eggs.
Typically, people with salmo-
nella infection develop diarrhea,
fever and abdominal cramps
within 12 to 72 hours. So to make
sure Salmonella isn't an un-in-
vited guest at your holiday meal,
take a few moments to review
some food safety tips:
Your first thought should be
how to thaw out your turkey
safely.
Give yourself plenty of time to
leave your turkey in the refrigera-
tor until it's fully thawed. Do not
leave your turkey in the sink over-
night! Temperatures between
40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit


State graduation rate


TALLAHASSEE -Governor
Charlie Crist announced that
Florida's graduation rate reached
its highest point ever last year at
75.4 percent, according to results
released today by the Florida De-
partment of Education (DOE).
This rate exceeds the previous
year's rate by three percentage
points and represents an overall
improvement of 15.2 percentage
points since the 1998-99 school
year.
The results indicate that rising
numbers of minority graduates
continue to play a significant role
in the improvement of Florida's
overall graduation rate.
"I am so proud of our schools,
teachers, and students for this
tremendous achievement," said
Governor Charlie Crist.
"By giving our high school stu-
dents a complete education, we
are giving them the foundation
they need for a successful future.
Their success will make Florida's


workforce and economy stron
ger."
"These results reinforce the
tremendous academic progress
our students have made over the
last decade and prove that Florida
is home to some of the best teach-
ers in the nation," said Education
Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith.
"It is vital that we continue to
build on our progress by elevating
the expectation for our children
and preparing them with the skills
they need to succeed in today's
global economy."
Similar to last year, graduation
rates for African American and
Hispanic students showed some
of the largest growth this year,
increasing by 3.8 and 3.1 percent-
age points, respectively.
White students also showed
sizeable growth, with a 2.6 point
increase in their rate compared to
2006-07.
The DOE bases its graduation
rate on data that follows every


is considered the "danger zone"
because food borne bacteria can
multiply rapidly within this tem-
perature range.
Bacteria can be present on
raw turkey and chicken, which
can contaminate your hands,
countertops, and sinks. Remem-
ber to wash your hands and any
surfaces that your raw turkey has
come into contact with.
It's safer to cook your stuff-
ing in a separate dish rather than
inside the turkey, but if you are
preparing the "traditional" stuffed
turkey, rinse the inside of the tur
key thoroughly with clean water.
Stuff the turkey just before you
are ready to put it in the oven.
Use a food thermometer to
make sure the center of the stuff
ing reaches a safe temperature
of 165 degrees F. Make sure your
oven is set no lower than 325


at highest
single student from ninth grade to
graduation, a method that more
accurately calculates the number
of students who graduate high
school.
Florida currently stands alone
nationally in its practice of com-
piling and following individual
student records to determine a
true, four-year graduation rate.
In October, the United States
Department of Education an-
nounced that all states must
adopt a uniform graduation rate
calculation by the year 2010-11.
Consequently, the DOE is re-
viewing its graduation rate to
determine what changes are
needed to meet the new federal
requirement.

Decreased dropout
rate
As Florida 's graduation rate
continues to rise, its dropout rate
continues to decline.


degrees F and that your turkey is
completely thawed before putting
it in the oven and make sure that
it is well cooked.
If you panic on the big "turkey
day", you can actually call 1-800-
Butterball (1-800-2888372255)
and they will give you guidance
on how to cook your turkey! Also,
please put leftovers in the refrig
erator promptly.
Bacteria can grow quickly at
room temperature. Remember,
keep it hot, or keep it cold and
"when in doubt, throw it out!"
Don't get too "stuffed"! Take
care and have a safe holiday! Be
Healthy and Be Happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public Infor-
mation Officer & Planning Consul-
tant for the Hendry & Glades County
Health Departments)


point ever
According to the results, Flori
da 's annual high school dropout
rate dropped to its lowest point
ever this year at 2.6 percent.
This rate is a decrease of 0.7
percentage points compared to
last year's rate, and a decrease of
2.8 points since 1998-99.
Increased minority achieve-
ment was the leading force be-
hind this decline.
From 2006-07 to 2007-08,
the dropout rate decreased for
African American, Hispanic,
American Indian and multiracial
students, with African American
students showing the most sig-
nificant improvements in dropout
reduction.
For more information about
Florida's 2007-08 graduation and
dropout rates, visit http://www.
fldoe.org/news/pdf/grad_rate_
data.pdf.


USDA Announces amended Farm Bill


provisions and nev


GAINESVILLE-Owners and op-
erators of farms with 10 or fewer
base acres now have the oppor
tunity to receive payments for the
2008 Direct and Counter-cyclical
Payment Program. On Oct. 13,
President George W. Bush signed
a bill that made amendments to
the 2008 Farm Bill.
These amendments apply to
farms with crop acreage bases of
10 acres or less. These changes
and clarifications allow some pro-
ducers more flexibility in farming
practices and create new sign-up
opportunities with new deadlines
for some farms. The amendments
also apply to the new Supplemen-
tal Revenue Assistance (SURE)
Program.
10-Base Acre Limit Changes
As originally enacted under
the 2008 Farm Bill, direct and
countercyclical payments (DCP)
could not be made with respect
to farms with crop acreage bases
of 10 acres or less. The new law
makes that provision inapplicable
for the 2008 crop year. Related to
this, producers on a farm with 10
acres or less of base may now,
under the new law, enroll their
farms until Nov. 26, in the 2008
DCP program. This extension of
the original Sept. 30, deadline
only applies to producers who
were previously excluded be-


cause of the minimum acreage
requirement. USDA began issuing
payments to producers on farms
with 10 base acres or less who
had already enrolled in the DCP
program soon after the President
signed the new law.
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will now resume allowing
reconstitutions for farms with 10
acres of base or less according to
normal reconstitution rules and
policy. Eligible producers may
sign up for DCP at any FSA office
or enroll on the FSA website at:
www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp click on
Access eDCP Services.
Supplemental Revenue Assis-
tance Program (SURE) Changes
Under SURE in the 2008 Farm
Bill, producers seeking disaster
benefits must generally have ob
tained crop insurance or cover-
age under the Non-insured crop
disaster Assistance Program
(NAP) for all crops on all farms.
Under the new law (P.L. 110-398),
producers with crops that had
2009 crop insurance sales closing
dates before Aug. 14, may pay a
fee through Jan. 12, 2009, to par-
ticipate in SURE. Producers may
make their SURE participation fee
payments to their local FSA office
at this time.
The SURE program fee is
equal to the fee for catastrophic


I sign up
coverage. Payment of the SURE
program fee will not make the
producer eligible for insurance
coverage.
Producers also have a new
minimum loss threshold under
SURE. Under the new law, to
qualify for payments, there must
be a production loss of at least
10 percent for at least one crop
of economic significance on the
farm.
Under the SURE program, the
new law provides that when a
second crop is planted after the
first crop was prevented from
being planted, or if such first
crop failed, the second planting
will not count toward the SURE
program guarantee or total farm
revenue. This is true except in ar-
eas where double-cropping is a
normal practice. Producers also
are not required to purchase crop
insurance or a NAP policy for the
second crop.
By provision of the new stat
ute, the purchase of insurance or
a NAP policy for grazed acreage
is no longer a requirement for the
SURE program. However, such in-
surance is required as a condition
for payment for the livestock feed
program, tree assistance program
and the emergency livestock,
honeybees and farm-related fish
programs.


deadline

In addition, the new law
amends SURE eligibility so that
crop insurance or NAP coverage is
no longer required for crops that
are not of economic significance
or those where the administrative
fee required to buy NAP coverage
exceeds 10 percent of the value of
the coverage.
Producers can contact their
local FSA office for more infor-
mation regarding SURE program
implementation.
NAP (Non-Insured crop disas-
ter Assistance Program) Applica
tion Deadline Changes
NAP application closing dates
for the 2009 crops have been ex-
tended to Dec. 1. This extension
for 2009 NAP applies to those
crops having an application clos-
ing date prior to Dec. 1. This ex-
tension was authorized due to the
late enactment of the 2008 Farm
Bill and to accommodate those
applicants wanting to participate
in disaster assistance programs
under the 2008 Act's Supplemen
tal Agricultural Disaster Assistance
for their 2009 crops.
FSA's news releases are avail-
able on the Web at FSAs home
page: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/




Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 27, 2008 5


Births


Robert Ryer

White
Andria and Robbie White are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Robert Ryer, on Oct. 27,
2008, at 11:59 a.m. at Gulf Coast
Hospital. The young man was 20
1/2 inches long and weighed 8
pounds, 6 ounces at birth. He was
welcomed home by his big sister,
Tatiana, and big brother, Dillon.
Paternal grandparents are Bob-
by and Debra White of LaBelle.
Maternal grandparents are
Hugh May of Kiowa, Colorado
and Theresa Hernandez of Le-
high. Great grandparents are Ev-
elyn White of LaBelle and Eva Submitted photo
Bryant also of LaBelle. Robert Ryer White

New BS degree


classes offered at EC


In a few short weeks Edison
State College will welcome its
first class of students seeking
Bachelor's Degrees in Elementa-
ry Education and Supervision and
Management.
The spring class starting Janu-
ary 7, 2009 will welcome more
than 150 students to these two
new programs alone.
Jonathan Lynch recently retired
after a long career in the airline in-
dustry. He says it was always his
dream to become a teacher.
"About a year ago I decided
to make the commitment and
pursue my education degree,"
said Lynch. This was around the
same time Edison State's educa-
tion programs materialized; the
timing was perfect."
School administrators set high
enrollment goals and interest has
been phenomenal.
Administrator's projected 50
students would enroll in the El-
ementary Education program. To
date 85 have been accepted.
"I think the primary reason I
chose Edison State was its con-
venience. I had looked at other
education programs in the area,
however Edison State's program
made the most sense for me,"
said Lynch. "And then there are
the financial advantages of at-
tending Edison State. Cost per
credit hour from my research was
significantly lower than compet-
ing institutions."
Administrators projected 35
for early Supervision and Man-
agement admission.
To date 72 have been accept
ed.
Kristen Zimmerman, Associ-
ate Dean of the Baccalaureate
Programs at Edison State College
attributes the high student inter-
est to flexible course schedules,
affordable tuition rates, and Edi-
son State College's established
reputation as an academic leader
in Southwest Florida.
"Our students come from a
variety of backgrounds," Zimmer-
man said. "Many are changing ca

Church Briefs
Blankets for the
homeless
Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church and First Bank
are joining forces to collect blan-
kets for the Homeless Coalition.
During these cold months, those
who are blessed to have shelter
and warmth should give to those
who do not. You can bring CLEAN
used blankets or purchased ones.
They can be dropped off at First
Bank, 301 W Hwy 80, or Carlson
Memorial UMC at 310 Campbell
Street. The blanket drive will be-
gin Nov. 29 and end Dec 29.

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.

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,


reers, others just graduating from
high school, while others want to
earn the degree they started sev-
eral years ago. It's a great mix."
This Spring Semester, Edison
will offer a total of five Baccalau-
reate degree options for students.
Just this Fall, Edison launched
a B.S. in Secondary Education
Biology and a B.S. in Secondary
Education Mathematics. These
new degree options joined the
already successful Public Safety
and Management Baccalaureate
which graduated its first class in
May 2008.
"Adding new baccalaureate
programs to our offerings is just
one part of Edison's commitment
to becoming a state college," said
Executive Vice President Noreen
Thomas. "We've spent years
researching the programs and
hiring the staff that will best suit
our students and the Southwest
Florida community."
Zimmerman says she's proud
to see so many students interest-
ed in Edison State's baccalaure-
ate programs. She assures others
who may be considering pursu-
ing a degree there is still time to
apply for the Spring semester.
These programs were select-
ed after careful market analysis
based on student interest, occu-
pational trend analysis, and re-
gional employer needs.
Edison State College is serves
more than 18,000 students in 5
counties including campuses in
Lee, Collier, Charlotte counties
and a center serving Hendry/
Glades and many classes are
available on-line. For more infor-
mation, please contact Catherine
Bergerson at 239-489-9460.


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 7-8:30
p.m.
For more information, please
call Freedom Fellowship at 612-
9899,

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.



READING A


NEWSPAPER,,


helps you understand the
world around you.


Engagement

Woyden

Rosario
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
Jerry 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 Myers.
The couple will be married on
Dec. 14,2008.


Submitted photo
Christa Nicole Woyden and Robert James Rosario.


Sylvan Dell awards


grant to CCS


MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (Oct. 30,
2008) Thanks to Principal Shel-
ton Gwaltney, Community Chris-
tian School in LaBelle, Florida
has been awarded the Sylvan Dell
Publishing Resource Grant. This
one-year site license provides un-
limited access to all 35 Sylvan Dell
eBooks, featuring flipviewer tech-
nology with selectable English
and Spanish text and audio. The
license can be used on all school
computers and may be placed on
secure school websites (if avail-
able), enabling students and their
families to log in and have access
from their homes.
Teachers throughout the
school are able to project the
books in the classroom for easy
reading to supplement or to intro-
duce science and math through
literature in the classroom. Sylvan
Dell picture books with science,
math and nature themes excite
children's imaginations through
fun stories, vibrant artwork, and
a 3-5 page "For Creative Minds"
educational section in the back
of each book. But that is just
the start...what really makes
the books unique, is their tre-
mendous amount of free, online
educational material available for
cross-curricular learning, includ-
ing: 30-80 page Teaching Activi-
ties, Interactive Reading and Math
Quizzes, and much more.
In June of 2008, Sylvan Dell
Publishing announced this un-
precedented educational resource
grant, hoping to further pursue its
mission of "bringing science and
math to children through litera-
ture." Who knew that a mere two

FWC reopens

wildlife areas

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
reopened Holey Land and Ro-
tenberger wildlife management
areas to public access.
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 22,
legal hunting and recreational use
are once again permitted.
The areas were closed by ex-
ecutive order in August, after high
water levels jeopardized wildlife,
particularly deer. The water levels
have since receded.
Everglades and Francis S. Tay
lor Wildlife Management Area is
open only for waterfowl hunting,
frogging and fishing in canals.
People participating in these ac-
tivities must remain at least 100
yards from any tree island or le-
vee.
All other vehicles, airboats and
public access are prohibited, ex-
cept in Conservation Area 2 from
the L-35B levee north to the east
west airboat trails.


months later over 1400 schools
nationwide would answer the
call?
Not only is the grant helpful to
teachers, but Sylvan Dell books
are a great resource for parents
at home, too. According to Syl-
van Dell co-owner Lee German,
"What we have created is a set
of serious tools for teachers and
parents to use to both entertain
and teach their children. We don't
want to be just another picture
book publisher. We want to be
loved for our products and our
commitment to excellence, and
we want to be part of the educa-
tion solution."
For additional information
about the books or the grant, go
to www.SylvanDellPublishing.
cor, email info@SylvanDellPub
lihshing.com, or call 877-958
2600. Interested parents can look
for Sylvan Dell books at their local
bookstores and libraries.


FCB partners with


COES for needy


(November 21, 2008, LaBelle,
FL) Florida Community Bank
partnered with Country Oaks El-
ementary School to collect much
needed non-perishable food
items to Feed Those in Need. The
goal of the food drive was to sup-
ply well rounded Thanksgiving
meals to area families, struggling
to make ends meet.
Collection areas were set up in
the bank lobby and at the school
for easy access to the community.
A total of 40 cases of food, includ-
ing vegetables, potatoes, stuffing,
fruit and cranberry sauce were
collected.
Bank employees delivered all
of the food items to the Salvation
Army in time for distribution be
fore Thanksgiving. The holiday
will be a little brighter for those in


need through the efforts of Flori-
da Community Bank and Country
Oaks Elementary School.
Florida Community Bank is a
full service, community based,
financial institution that provides
high quality financial services and
products tailored to fit the indi-
vidual needs of each client in a
caring and flexible manner.
With offices in Hendry, Char
lotte, Collier and Lee counties,
Florida Community Bank is finan-
cially strong, committed to prof-
itable growth, and focused on
doing what is right not just what
is permissible for the people and
businesses of Southwest Florida.
We are "Rooted in History and
Growing the Future."


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Community Briefs


Gardeners to
celebrate
The Greater Garden Club of
LaBelle will have a special holi-
day picnic Monday, Dec. 1, at
Pat Johnson's home, 4400 Pol-
lywog Dr SW, LaBelle. We will
gather at 4:30 p.m. and after tour-
ing her gardens share a covered
dish picnic. Ham and drinks will
be furnished. This will be an out-
standing educational and fun cel-
ebration!
For more info please call Terri
- 863-675-2392 or Nikki 239-564-
2005.
Directions: North of river, turn
left at light, take first right (Nobles
Rd), as road curves left, turn right
on Nobles Ave. Go to stop sign,
turn right on Pollywog Dr SW, 440
Pollywog SW is the second drive-
way on the right. (Call for carpool,
if needed)

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/
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.

Christmas for
the troops
This is a national call for Christ-
mas Care Boxes for the deployed
troops! SupportOurTroops.Org is
making this call on behalf of the
60+ troop-related groups across
America who send care packages
to the troops.
Want to help? It's simple! Just
go to SupportOurTroops.Org,
and click on the Christmas 2008
Care Package Icon.
1. Over 60 groups are listed


Obituaries
Obituariesshouldbe submitted
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.
James Henry
Summerall Sr., 83
MC APLIN, Fla. -James Henry
Summerall Sr., of Mc Aplin,
passed away Tuesday, Nov.
18, 2008, in the Malcom Randall VA.
Medical Center, Gainesville. He was
83.
The Fort Myers native moved to Me
Aplin 11 years ago from LaBelle. Mr.
Summerall was a U.S. Navy Veteran
of World War II and a member of
the Live Oak Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma
Summerall, Mc Alpin; two daugh-
ters, Deborah Soto, Stedman, N.C.,
and Phyllis Huff, Farmersburg, Ind.;
three sons. Jackson P Summerall,
Myrtle Beach, S.C., Robert V
Summerall, Ozark, Ark., and James
H. Summerall Jr., Live Oak; one
stepson, William 0. Whaley, Way
cross, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and nu-
merous great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday,
Nov. 21, 2008, in the Daniels Memo
rial Chapel, Live Oak, where the Rev.
Fred Watson and Rev. David Jones
officiated. Burial followed in the Live
Oak Cemetery
Daniels Funeral Home and Crema-
tory of Live Oak, is in charge of all
arrangements.

Viola E Carney, 104
LABELLE Viola F. Carney, age
104, of LaBelle, passed away
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Cape
Coral.
She was born Aug. 8, 1904, in
Boynton Beach to Isaac Roland Funk
and Alice Revenia (Palmer) Funk.
Viola was a former resident of Boyn
ton Beach, West Palm Beach and
Tennessee. She was a resident of La-
Belle for the past 30 years and was a
member of Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church in LaBelle.
Survivors include her son, Bert R.
(Peggy) Carney of Tennessee;
daughters, Mary A. Delaney of La-
Belle, Camille (Jim) Han of Daven
port, Diane (Don) White of Orlando;
10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchil-
dren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Horace A. Carney in 1996.
Memorial donations can be made
to Hope Hospice, 25 Homestead
Rd., Unit 35, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
Please specify on check donation to
either Hospice Team 420 or Hope
Connections, LaBelle office.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin
Davis Funeral Home LaBelle.


there. Just pick the one you want
to send your care box goods to.
2. The things the troops princi-
pally request are posted there.
3. The care box rules are post
ed there.

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

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.VP. & 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.-l
p.m, Monday through Thursday
and on Sunday mornings before
December 11. Items will be dis
tributed by Senior Connections.

Breastfeeding
classes planned
The Hendry County Health
Department WIC (Women, In
fants & Children) Program will
be having breastfeeding classes
offered at the following locations
and dates:
On Dec. 2, at 10 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment (LaBelle site)
(Prenatal Waiting Room)
1140 Pratt Blvd
Labelle, FL 33935
On Dec. 4, at 10 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment (Clewiston site)
(Prenatal Waiting Room)
1100 South Olympia
Clewiston, FL 33440
Speaker will be:
Janice Miller IBCLC MS RD LD
Breastfeeding/Outreach Coor-
dinator
Targeted Topics: Breastfeeding
And Formula Comparison; Baby
Led Latch-on; How To Tell If The
Baby Is Getting Enough.


All English and Spanish Prena
tal or early breastfeeding moms
who are interested to learn these
breastfeeding basics are welcome
to attend.

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.

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.

Car Club Christmas
Car Club Plans Christmas Party
and your invited !
The South Central Florida Car
Club (SCFCC) will hold its first ever
Christmas party for members and
guest on Dec. 13 at the VFW on
SR 29S (by the Rodeo Grounds)
in LaBelle. The VFW Auxiliary will
serve a roast pork dinner with all
the trimmings from 6-7 p.m. with
music, door prizes drawings and
fun for all continuing until ???? A
DJ will provide music throughout
the evening and there will be a
pay-as-you-go cash bar. Please
bring along a fun gag gift to be ex-
changed. Come on out and have
some fun with the SCFCC. The
ticket price is $15 per person. For
tickets or more information call
Tom Corbitt 863-234-8343, Ellen
Beers863-674-0128 or Linda Clark
863-612-0868.

Pick up political signs
All political candidates and
appropriate business and hom-
eowners should be aware that
campaign signs need to be re
moved within 30 days after the
election.

City farm tour Dec. 6
City Farm TourThe Hendry
County Farm-City Tour Council
will hold its 27th annual farm tour
of the Hendry County agricultural
industry, Saturday, Dec. 6. Tickets
cost only $60 per person and the
participants will catch a modern
air conditioned tour bus at the U-
Save Supermarket Center on Palm
Beach Blvd in Fort Myers or at the
Rodeo Grounds in LaBelle. You
will be transported with knowl
edgeable tour guides to various
stops around the county to get a
close up look at some of the most
efficient farmers in the world.
Lunch will feature steak with
all the trimmings served by the
Hendry County Cattlemen's As-
sociation 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 infor-
mation 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.

Lost horses
Two horses were found run-
ning loose on the roadways of
Montura. If you have lost your
horse, please contact the HCSO
at 863-983-1440 or 863-674-4060.

Don't lose your
homestead
The Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais


er wants everyone to remember
that if you relinquished your Flori-
da Homesteaded property in 2007
or 2008 and have already (or are
going to) pre-file for 2009 on your
new Florida homestead you may
be eligible for the new "portability
exemption".
If you qualify for portability it
will allow you to carry your cap
(Save Our Homes) with you to
your new Florida property.
If you are upsizing, meaning
the market value of your new


homestead property is greater
than your old homestead prop-
erty, you will be able to carryyour
"Save Our Homes" benefit for-
ward up to $500,000.
If you are downsizing, mean-
ing the market value of the new
homestead property is less than
the old homestead property, you
will carry the SOH benefit forward
based on a percentage of old to
new homestead up to $500,000.
You can go to our website
www.hendrypa.org and down


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need to bring with you to pre-file
for 2009 homestead plus an appli-
cation for portability. If you have
relinquished your Florida home-
steaded home in 2007 or 2008 but
have not yet purchased another
home you can also download a
"Request For Removal of Tax Ex-
emption".
If you have additional ques-
tions please call our office. In
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LaHelle. Renovated 3BR/2.5 bath,
Fireplace, Partially Furnished.
REDUCED: $49,900 Owner/rlrker
PAUL ROSER REALTORS
863/675-0898 239/564-2005
www.PaulRoser.com


S Unique protected harbor on
Caloosahatchee River Rare waterfront 0
S property Zoned Commercial C-2
$1,500,000







S3/2 Riverfront home with screened in
* pool & spacious lanai on 1.5+ acres
Sof the original tropical Tyrrell*
* Gardens. Dock & boat slip along the e
S246+/- riverfront. Reduced*
S$775,000
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863/675-0898 239/564-2005
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$279,900 Office building in the
3Bd/2Ba home on a heart of LaBelle.
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*$139,000 4Bd/2ba Mobile
home, Immaculate condition, close
to boat ramp.


* $289,000 Reduced! Commer-


* $2,650,000 -4.28 acres lo,
in Down town LaBelle.


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


RIVERFRONT RENTALS cialhow.
3BD,12BA ]tool Home csith a doelk 2RD/ I Be Copies in town
on an Oxbow
" 3BD,'2BA home ona canal. 2BD/IBa mobile home.
" 3BD,'2BA Riverhead: home caith 2 C.0mmetunal 900+' a(l ft Office
car carage & screened lanct. space in the citv of LaBelle -
. 3BD/2BA Idrericont home caph $ 1 000/month
clock. boat lift Cdctachcd cork Port LaBelle Homes:
shop
RENTALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Stryingor $800
2BD,'2BA- Furnished condo in the 863-675-8826 for rentals


* $217,000 3Bd/2Ba home in a
growing area of Port LaBelle.


HEART OF LABELLE $195,000. REDUCED PRICEOn
this Bnck home-orner uf Blmant and 4th vacant ready to
move in priced for quick sale.3/2/2. ML# 21111811329


PRICED TO SELL $110,500. This 2Bd IBa home on 21/2
lisiornerc-aks and fruit rcds. Seller says ring all offers.
3S# 2(0)1843733


GREAT DEAL. WONT IAST IONG! $159,500. ThLs is a well
maintained 1990 mmanufactr home 3 Blcdarm, 2 Baths and
2 additional rooms lncated on 5+/ acres in Muse. MS#
2arosta25


CUTE HOME IN GOOD AREA. $89,900. Take a look at hIs
3/2/I home lucaled in a quite ara of Port IlaBdcle Yu ill nt
disappointed Med MS#l.f2i8517


BOTTOMLINE REDUCTION! his 3/2 home was
reduced to $150,000 All the extras shed, tiled garage,
granite countrncts, you can't go wrong MIS# 2(01823278


DONT MISS THIS 3/3 HOME $157,000. Manf Htme
includes gated seurivy ence, Den Fireplacc, shed, sk'lights all
,n 1/2 acres Thi is a must s.)w Ml#2I18252B4

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MANUFACTURED 3/2 ON 2.5 ACRES $118,000.
Fence rd lared and with gate to enter pmprty Has Tile
floors and staines steel appliances MIS# 200833244

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BUSINESS, INVESTMENT $1,475,000. Industral Bus Park,
Manufacturing office Showruom aMS# 2l837023


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POOL HOME IN CITY $229,000. Nice home quiet
cnighbithkid cose ti shopping sehotls- fishing on Lake
Okecchlbec Ridgeview states #2. LS# 2(00189581


LIVE IN CITY WITH THE FEEL OF THE COUNTRY
$275,000. Great fur familyor plenty ofroom for growth &
astors! Ull maintained a must sec Popeny being sold AS
IS MIS# 2(?839901


GREAT 3/2/2 HOME ON 1/2 ACRE IN LEHIGH ACRES
$104,500. Convenient to schools and shopping. Built in
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, November 27, 2008 7


Society gala goes to the dogs Sport Briefs


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The Annual Caloosa Hu-
mane Society Gala event was
a wonderful social gathering
of pet lovers from all over who
donated, tapped their toes to
the great music and enjoyed a
wonderful meal provided by
both volunteers and the LaBelle
Winn Dixie deli department.
Mary Bartoshuk provided the
delicious deserts of both Peach
Cobbler and a delicate choco-
late cake.
The event was completed
with the awards presentations
and a 50/50 drawing along with
the winning bids of the Silent
Auction.
On whole the event brought
over $3000.00 that went directly
to the shelter's benefit.
The Gala was sponsored by
Invisible Fence with donations
from Winn Dixie, Mary Bar-
toshuk, Carolyn Krattiger and
friends and the Board of Direc-
tors and Executive Director.
Mark your calendars for the
beginning of November 2009
so you can join the Annual Gala
event and support the Caloosa
Humane Society!


Submitted photo/Humane Society
Suzanne Bonnell, Vice President Doug Morgan, President Tim
Haley presenting the Keis Huijer Award to long-time Board
Member and Treasurer Swea Nightingale. Swea works very
hard for the shelter by organizing and hosting its monthly Yard
Sale fundraisers among many other fundraisers and mailers.


Submitted photo/Humane Society

Second recipient of the Keis
Huijer Award, Victor Brown,
DVM. Dr. Brown, who has
his own practice located in
Naples, Florida, selflessly
donates one or two days per
month to the spay neuter pro-
gram to help the shelter!


Longhorns raffling four-wheeler
The LaBelle Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. is raf-
fling a Polaris 200cc Sawtooth ATV. Tickets are $10
each and there will only be 600 tickets sold. You do
not need to be present to win. Please see any board
member to purchase tickets or you may call Jason
at 239-229-2179.

Coach needed for Junior Pro
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.


Educational Briefs

LES school advisors to meet
LaBelle Elementary School Advisory Committee
(SAC) will meet on Monday, Dec. 8, at 3:00 p.m. in
the school conference room.


Alva school choice open house
Alva Middle School will have a School Choice
Open House Dec. 11, with tours for fifth graders.
Meet sixth grade teachers and enjoy spaghetti in
the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3.
Take outs available. Science Fair ceremony 7-7:30
p.m. and band holiday concert in the auditorium
from 7:30-8:30 p.m.


Big Cypress announces winter activities


Big Cypress National Preserve,
a unit of the National Park Service,
has posted the winter 2008/09
schedule of ranger-led activities
on the web at www.nps.gov/bicy/
ranger-led-activities.htm.
You may also find activities on
the calendar of events at http://
www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/
eventshtm
This winter's activities include
wildlife viewing area talks, swamp
walks, canoe tours, bike hikes
and a variety of other opportuni-
ties that allow visitors to venture


into the swamp with park rangers
and volunteers.
These programs aim to pro-
vide visitors with a greater under-
standing of the cultural and natu-
ral features of the Preserve and an
appreciation for why this area is
protected for everyone.
The number of activities of-
fered this year is greatly increased
over previous years in part due to
increased staffing made available
through the NPS's Centennial ini-
tiative. This initiative is in celebra-
tion of the 100th anniversary of


the National Park Service in 2016,
America invites the world to dis-
cover the connection national
parks have to their lives and en-
courages everyone to experience
and become devoted to these
special places.
Additionally programming
within the Preserve is made pos-
sible through the generous sup
port of partners such as the South
Florida National Parks Trust, the
Everglades Association and the
Friends of Big Cypress.


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ASSOCIATES: EDITH IACKMANN
233 N. Bridge St On the corner of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500
FEATURED HOME OF THE WEEK 1/1/1CAR MARINER CT $600/M
3/2 DERBY LN Mobile $650iM
3/Ion 3rd Ave. Duplex $700/M
3/2T 4023 E Palomar $750/M
21 4021 Sena anie $750/M
S2/2 /2/1 on Showboat Plaza $750/M
3/2 340 N. RIVERVIEW ST on water $750/M
3/2/ 4007 Albany $750/M
BANK OWNED. 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE ON 1 3/I/1CARS.EDGEWATER(grass mowed)
ACRE. Needs work. Asking $28,000. $800/M
RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS) 3/2 4910 SEMINOLE on I acre $800/M
1/1 OXROW DR Condo $550/M /2/2 5006 Wiklgoose $850,M
1/1/1/ DUPLE On Hickory $550.00/M 3/2 7018 Pilgnrim Ct $850/M
2/1 AVE. H -Moore Haven w/d $575/M S2 CONDO Furnished -Lehigh -$1,000/M
/1 MLK. IR. Blvd with CaTprt $600/M /2.5/3 ON RIVER- For Sale Also $2,000/M


fireplace wo storage sheds and a fencci back ard.
| l'n $^ 299,901
S auty, warmth & value' You'll find al three' in hi4 t i 4 5CBS
i stor home within city limits Features include 2 firplaces
Sofficel/den w/ balh, 3rd floor gair rooxm, i mnallmor e
Sexetr $279,900
I Dl NO ll Spacious 3/25 wo storylome 1. +/ fce ac.Features
LA Cll spacious frnti porch large deck & scroin p[rch on back
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, F hurricane shutters, new roof, pirt garageworkshop. 2
Ssdge St. a L $275,000
(863) 675-6788 ierkc'-onsciouS nesign Thi 3 bd2 hi Rnflr plan
hone built with new ICF construction features tray ceiling,
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha tile cflor and grnice co}inertsl[i Outer alts arc m old,
Arnold, Denise Walker, mildew and termite proof [offeflng superior insulation Buy
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Wayne toay and save onor w Uldetrlc hills foirevcr $265,000
Simmons, Charlene Bowen Pmalmale 3 br/2 ha remodeled Cracker house on 6 acres
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HOMES
Nestled on 13.7 ac this in1prssivel4B /4 full and 2 halfbath
estate alxunds w/ signature appointment, inc. 22' ceiling,
iome office, library, Innal &hirnirmal dining we t har den,
gale room & huge master suite. Aso ifaturing back up gen
eratr & unattached 5 ba garage. Catl for the expansive
details $1,250,000
3/2 CBS b me on 20 +/ ac Featurex include cathedral ceil
ings, uilt-in enritrimen center r hory cahints, reen
porch on front & hack of hime. Florida room overlooks a
stocked pond Fenced & cross fenced, 40x60 metal work
shop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room! $699,000
Updated brick farm house on 8 acres,4 bedroom/ 2 hath.
376() Sq. Ft frome with hardwood floors i, p l, 4 ii ft
barncworkshop conveniently lcad 2 minutes from 1-5
$595,000
3IR/2bA home sitltig iamogst spe taculac r oaks n 7 5
acre. llme ficaturs spacious kitchen with island, breakfast
area, separate dining, office/plavrom Storage shed and
45x45 pole barn, fenced ad croe-fenced. $499,900
Spacious piol home on 2.50 acres. 4 bedroom 3 bath 26i4
sq ft home, wood flrs, mother-in law quarters, just min-
utes from -75 enolv country ivtng with c[ty convenience.
$425,000
Picture perfect 3 h/25 b h ome on an acre in Old Fort
Denaud Feature split flor plan fsoral dining room large
on kitchen n10 ceilings, sefcleaning ingronnd pool on
screened lanai Attached and separate air conditioned
garages. $400,000
33R /2Bm hmrne on 767 fenced acres 24x100 pl e barn
enclosed on 3 ses, 37x50 barn with stalls, fenced and crss
enced $399,900
3/2 CUS home in small ril ri S/IE Ovesraed garage.
indor uiliyn large spacious bedrloms large maser suite
great roo, breakfast room, tilcuvood looking, & lanai
$399,900
2 stlor. 3, home on loir 35 ac. endless prssibiltics xist w/
the open ril on the 2nd .l.or. dual A/C & newer Kenemore
kitchen appliances. 2'x 62' pole barn w/workshop. Horses
are welcome! $389,000
Cakwsa Itatcs. Ireat Your mily to this beautiful 3371 q ft.
CBS 31D/21iA pool home ietatcd on a culde ac. Features ae
a gaktaluen roof den, tile flors, Slestone counter ops, tmwoo
burning fireplace, soaring ceilings &generus room sies.
Designed with energy eficieny i mi nd. th hlome Is a true
gema $299,000
n the city and close to everything this spacious 32 brick
home with 4!x20 caged [ool on oak riled lot is designed for
comfort Custom cabinet. soid surface countertop, brick


3i2 CBS home located ill l]emoint offer~ lot of liability
Features a fnnoa living room, fmily rdom, split bedroom
floor plan new mr in 'i & freshly painted. Enjoyi private
back yard overlooking a canal $219,000
4/2 within city limits, dose to everything. Large oaks grace
the yard of this split flor plan home. Pego floors in living,
dining, master halroom & kitchen. Ceramic tile in hath &
care in other bedrooms. Great home for a growing family
$195,000
This 3/ w/den home is a ched dream come true: Granite
countertops, island w/electric, Kraftmaid cabinets, stainkss
steel appliances & sink Wlod laminate in kitchen, dining &
den Backs up to Grcenhbel $189,900
Great locationn in town' This attrlactie 3 l/2ia CBS 2005
home offer an office, metal oof, hurricane shuittrc, for all
drs and down d n ad plenty of storage. This home built
with encrgo efficiency ill mind is waiting for wu, Call todav'
$185,000.
Reduced laurel Oaks SI) 6 new Cli homes 3 and 4 bed
ro models pl d from $150,000 to $245,000.
Owners says sell bing offri.
ttrlcme ma u! This 2/1 features, w d Jaminate in iiivng
& dining roms, & carpet in bedrems. New kitchen cabi-
nes, appliaces, faucs, fixtures and inyl siding. Sreened
porch across the entire back side oihi house. $115,900
Filoclosur oe omr li .alle Lnit 7. Upgraded 3bd/2ha
1i86 st It, whirlpool tub solid surface counter tols and
old laminate floors. Great family home at a great price.
$114,900.
Ferhfetion is lte best ,wa to describe fiis wonderful
3BD/IBA CBS home. Offerng a newer metai nf, tile and
laminate flooring, updated fixtures and a fenced hack yard
his oneis Ma "ust Se" $109,000
this 3/2 w/many oakl on the greenhbi has a lrcnmy floor
plan spacious hedmoms, freshly painted, new appliances,
new rof, new A/C new wood laminate fl oorng & tile.
$97,000
Huge oaks shade tile lack yard of this affordable 3 brhba
home. Features include spacious master bedroom, wood
pank flooringg screened Fro ent en fenced ack yard, and
conuirtcrte slab hsketill cour, $95,000
3/ wold frame home w/ SR 29 firntage. includes mobile
home. lolh sold "as is" $80,000
FOR RENT: 3 br2ha home on nak filled acrs only min-
utes from Lalcle $750.00.


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* LOTS OF ACREAGE AND ROOM! Life
can he th way you always dreamed it
would be with this family friendly
ranch house with fireplace, pool, and
barn! Home features toads of living
space including 4 bedrooms or 3 bed
rooms + office or den, and three
baths. $522,850


* TUCKED AWAY UNDER HUGE OLD
OAKS, this riverfront home is private-
ly located in it's own tropical garden
and the best part of it is that it is
xcsiscaping. Outside enjoy your own
private beach with riprap and a large
dock with 2 slips all located on
1.10+/- acre. $350,000





* AIVA POOL IIOME IN A GREAI LOCA-
gION and a great neighborhood! 3
bedroom 2 bath completely renovat-
ed pool home located on 65+/- acre
in Alva right off Hwy 80. $189,900


* VERY NICE, WEHL. MAINTAINED 4
bedroom home, with fenced back-
yard, detached workshop & garage,
screened lanai, central water& sewer,
well with irrigation system a new
metal rfand more. (lnendry County
SHIP funds may be available for down
payment assistance) $185,000
* VERY NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 li'fH
HOME, with attached carport, 2 decks
and more, located on 2 26 +/- fenced
and cross fenced acres. The property
has a pond, several oaks, a fenced
horse pasture and more. $129,000
* TUCKED AMONG THE OAKS! 2 1/2
acre corner parcel with 1995 dou-
blewide, 3BR, 2B, spacious living area
and open kitchen with breakfast
room overlooking back yard. New
roof and Central Air/Heat unit in 2007
$95,000
* FUIIY FURNISHED! Just move in!
Remodeled and looks like a million.
Just bring your clothes and some gro-
ceries 2 bedroom, 2 full baths in
country village. $79,900
* WHAT A I)FAII his 313/213 home on a
greenbelt is the deal you have been
looking far! This home hoasts a new
roof, new car pet & a fresh coat of
paint inside & out The neighborhood
has all underground utilities w/central
water & sewer. 73,000
* SPACIOUS MANUFACTURED HOME
located on a .44 +/ acre lot, within
walking distance to the river & hoat
ramp This would he a good rental or
with a little TLC a good winter or sec-
(nd home. $49,000


CHLL 863-675-4500

SlIs ns Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory
AAS.*l* Bone, Lia C(le ghorn, Bonnie Denning, Ward
Southern Dickinson, Paul Meador, Katie Solomon,
Oou hernl Nancy ollo Smith, nracey Williams
I an investments & Real Estate

700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935


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********** HOMES **********
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says
make offer! $105,000.
* Corp S'Sr a
steal. ge,
upgraded kitched cabinets. 104,500
* NU 69LA Por_ I l11 Cem tile,
upgra A k c -I nces.
$89,900.
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt
home, w/covered carport, fenced yard and in
move in condition. $80,000.
* Pic gf r rn t tfar
from too 9
* Cor orated owned! 32 CBS located in
Lehig U ERs t RAConly
minutes form Ft Myers $78,000.
* 3/2 CBS Leljiinhj_ tv corner lot and
only minutes frMf H i, *$72,000
S1,44i0W r CriTlfer
lot. $ -
* Immaculate I oSfieaturing ceram-
ic tile, open kitt l wlil walk in pantry,
etc. $60,000.
* Lehigh 3/2 wej home on over
sized corner lot., Aeu4.
1Lehigh Corporate owned' 2006 CBS home
with E" R CO TR1ACTlagood
condition. $57,000
* BANK OWNED! 3BR/2B home located in


the prestigious river front subdivision of Quail Minutes from tranquility! Nice 3/2 manufac-


Run. Features include fenced back yard,
screened porch, ceramic tile and much more.
$54,900
SLehigh Corporate owned. 3/2 CBS, 2 car
garage, Rib r CONTRACTre
$49,900.
* Lehigh Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS in
immaculate condition. Perfect for first time
homebuyeir $49,900.
* Lehigh Centrally located 3/1.5 CBS home
on .30 ofan acrea $44,900.
* lehi en-
ter of i .C,
$25,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work...
but is priced to sell. $25,000
i********* MOBILE HOMES *********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of lux-
urious living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres has it all, from it spacious family room


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
manufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of liv
ing area. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$129,900
* Want country living without the long drive
to the city? Get the best of both worlds with
this 3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case
Road. Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood
burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! $124,900.
* Two 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


w/stone fireplace, master suite w/ office, cov- features built in cabinets, large master bath,


ered 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 mod-
ule home. Features a warm comfortable living
room w/gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, front
& real covered porches. $250,000


spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room
thru the rest of the house. Outside you will
find a fenced yard and storage shed.
$110,000
* Needing Privacy? Beautiful 4.58 a/c +/- with
older mobile home. (potential rental income)
outside city limits. Piced 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 lim-
its. Fenced back yard, metal roof, paved circu-
lar driveway, and much more. $75,000
* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
lot in Moore Haven. $50,000.
Call about our vacant land!
********** LOTS **********
* .29 +/- acre in 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
building 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 separate rental offices, while still
providing a common 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 par
cel located near West Glads 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.


NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikki@NikkiYeagepRoser.com Paul@PaulRosep.com
239/584-2005 cell 239/594-2002 cell


THE BEST DEALS OF THE WEEK!


l67j3 Jay lerr 3/2/2
Motivated Sliler Offers Welcomed!
$149,900 Call ijsa 86673 {i-6


.3 Acres of Commercial
Property /oncd C 1
SR 29 souti at Evtrns IRn
Call iandy Brecs 239-565-887


4009 S Edgewater Cir
2/2 Spacious Single Family
$99,500
Call Lisa 863-673-0066


IABELLE-RESIDENTIAL 2.5 acres $75,000 Call Cathy Lee
* 301 7th Ave, LaBelle 5/4 Gorgeous 863-673-3709
$265,000 Call Cathy 863-673-3709 520 Veo Ave P r 3/2 25 ac
* 1179 Muriel Blvd REDUCED 4/2/2 oin
5.0 acres $465,000. Call Lisa Herrero $125,000 Call Cathy I.e 863-673-3709
863-673-0066 5323 6th St Clewiston 3/2 Modular
* 4018 Oak Haven Dr., LaBelle Beautiful Home on 25 acres. $100,000. Call
3/2/2 Pool home on 2,5 acres
$574,900 Call Cathy icc 863 673 3709 Cathy 863-673-3709
CLEWISTON-RESIDENTIAL LAND
* 570 VeroAve Pioneer 2/1 Modular on l.ts st-arting at $5,000.
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Welcome to Purky's great home coooking


Good home cooking in an easy,
come as you are atmosphere.
If that's what you're in the
mood for, then you're in the
mood for Purky's.
A little out of the way, Purky's
offers authentic Cuban food and
American favorites, plus a few
surprises.
Felix and Patti Oliva, along with
their teenage daughter Jennifer,
always have the welcome mat
out and know what that means.
At Purky's you're always treated
like one of the family.
With a background in medical
administration, this is Felix's first
restaurant. After ten years in the
medical field in Fort Lauderdale,
he decided the stress was just
too much. Hearing about the op-
portunities in Hendry County, he
brought his family up here. While
looking for a business to buy, they
came across Rita's a family con-
venience store-restaurant in Pio-


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Always a smile and a welcome at Purky's in Pioneer Planta-
tion. Pictured from left: Patti, Jennifer and Oscar Oliva.


neer Plantation and within three
weeks they bought it.
A passion for cooking keeps
Felix in the kitchen when he's not
circulating among the customers,


greeting and chatting.
His family recipes have a Cu-
ban flair. Of course black and
red beans are prominent on the
menu, along with Cuban sand-


wiches of Felix' own creation.
If you have a taste for beef try
the Purky burger and the Pioneer
burger -a full pound of ground
meat!
Felix makes his own sauces
and his chicken wings are always
moist, and tender never greasy.
Eat in or take your meal out
to relax and take a night off from
cooking.
After your meal, stay and enjoy
the pool tables and video games
as well as the juke box and the
congenial crowd.
With a beer and wine license,
Felix and Patti can also offer you
a nice drink with your meal. Did I
mention Purky's has a sports bar
on the weekends?
Purky's convenience store also
offers all the staples for local Pio-
neer residents needs.
Purky's is located at 4730 Hen-
dry Isles Blvd. Call 983-3227.


Homecoming week at LaBelle High School


Homecoming Week 2008 at
LaBelle High School was a huge
success. This annual event took
place from November 3 through
November 8. In the week follow-
ing the activities of Homecoming,
many students, parents and fac-
ulty member have commented
on the enjoyable time had by the
students at Labelle High School
during this festive week.
Each day of the week was a
theme day, with individual stu-
dents selected as those being best
dressed for each theme. Monday
was Pajama Day with Manny Da
leyand StaciaSimmonsvoted best
dressed. On Tuesday Courtney
Deamer and Madison Allen were
the best dressed for Sport's Day.
Timmy White and Olivia Luckey
were the best dressed Characters
on Wednesday. Thursday was
Mismatch Day, with Jozetta Wil-
son and Elice Hoffman voted the
best dressed.
Wednesday evening featured
the Boy's Volleyball games with
the Sophomores beating the
Freshman in the first set of games,
and the Seniors beating the Ju-
niors in the second set. Bragging
rights for the coming year went to
the Sophomores and they easily
handled the Seniors in the finals.
This is the second year that Boy's
Volleyball has become part of the
Homecoming Week activities. It
has become a very popular part
of Homecoming Week. Howev-
er, the Girl's PowderPuff football
game has been a part of Home-
coming Week for a very long
time and is still the featured event
of the night. In the first game
the Sophomore Girls ousted the
Freshmen Girls. In the second
game, the Junior girls beat the Se-
nior girls. Both winners squared
off in a sudden death, Texas Tie-
Breaker format, with the Junior
girls shocking the Sophomores
by the final score of 6-0.
Friday's activities concluded
the week of theme days with the
annual Spirit Day. Lots of students
showed their LaBelle High School
spirit by dressing up in red and
white. There were lots of cow-
boy hats and faces painted in the
school colors. Karaoke music
was featured during all lunches.
The Homecoming Dance DJ set
up his sound system, microphone
and teleprompter, so students
could sing their favorite songs.
Music and singing filled the caf
eteria for 1 V2 hours, with even a
few LHS staff members joining in
the singing.
At 4 p.m. on Friday, the an-
nual Homecoming Parade was
held. Newly elected Sheriff Steve
Whidden and Hendry County
School Superintendent Rick Mur-
phy led the parade down Main
Street from the U-Save parking lot
to Barron Park. Each of the four
classes at LHS created their own


Submitted photo/LHS
Timmy White, a student at LaBelle High School donned his best 'Joker" face for costume day
during an event-filled, week of Homecoming festivities.


Award Winning


Author visits COES


Country Oaks Elementary
had the pleasure of welcoming
award winning author, Joan
Hiatt Harlow, to their school on
Friday, Nov.14. Her presentation
to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders con-
sisted of a discussion and power
point activity based on selected
books she has written. At the
conclusion of her presentation
students had the opportunity to
question her about her books,
writing style, background and
much more. The students also
had the chance to purchase her
books and have them personal-
ized.
Ms. Harlow has won and
been nominated for many
awards for her outstanding chil
dren's novels. Some of these
award's include: "New Hamp-
shire's Children's Book Award",
"Florida Sunshine State Award",
"Reader's Choice Award", "Dis-
ney Adventure Book Award",
"Mark Twain Award"
and the "Crown BookAward"
to name a few.
Her most recent novel,
"Blown Away" is about a boy
caught up in the Labor Day
hurricane of 1935 in the Florida
Keys. Some of her other titles in-
clude, "Thunder From the Sea",
"Shadows on the Sea", "Star in
the Storm", "Joshua's Song",
and "Midnight Rider". Many of
the students have been reading


Submitted photo
Joan Hiatt Harlow, award
winning author recently vis-
ited with students at COES.

these books in their classrooms
in preparation for her visit.
This event sparked students'
interest in reading quality fic-
tion and historical fiction mate-
rial. Her visit gave students the
experience of meeting a pub-
lished author up close and the
opportunity to discover what
motivated her to begin writ-
ing in the first place. Joan Hiatt
Harlow's visit was an enriching
educational experience for the
students at Country Oaks El-
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Submitted photo/LHS
Timmy White, a student at LaBelle High School donned his best 'Uoker" face for costume day
during an event-filled, week of Homecoming festivities.


floats with the Sophomore Class
being judged the best and the
Junior class entry coming in 2nd.
Also involved in the parade were
all of the members of the Home-
coming Court, the LHS football
team, a Fire Truck and a cowgirl
with her horse.
During most of the day on
Saturday, members of Student
Government worked hard to
transform the LHS cafeteria into a
"City of Lights". Walls and lockers
were covered up with faux build-
ings, flashing balloons were in
flated and turned on, tables deco-
rated and a carpet painted like a
highway were just some of the
decorations used. The Dance be-


gan at 8 pm and by all accounts,
a good time was had by all who
attended. The DJ kept the music
coming, had a fog machine, disco
ball, and flashing lights to further
set the mood as the students "Lit
up the Night". The court was in-
troduced with King Robert Ford
and Queen Laura Munoz, leading
the traditional dance at 11 p.m.
The members of Student Gov
ernment, students at LaBelle High
School, staff and Faculty members
at LaBelle High School would like
to thank all of those who helped
make homecoming such a great
success. Special thanks go out to
Mr. Pat Langford for generously
letting representatives of LaBelle


High School drive brand new
Fords in the Homecoming Parade.
Thanks also to Mr. Childs, store
Manager, and U-Save Supermar-
ket for letting LHS stage the pa-
rade on U-Save property. A final
thanks to the City of LaBelle and
members of the Hendry County
Sheriffs Department for helping
with the Parade and Parade route.
The activities of Homecoming
require a lot of people volunteer-
ing and working cooperatively
toward a common goal, to make
the events of Homecoming a suc
cess. Everyone did a super job
and should be commended for
their dedication to the students at
LaBelle High School.


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

New superintendent sworn in
Rick Murphy, a 14-year member of the Hendry County School Board, was sworn in as super-
intendent in a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the school board office in the Courthouse.
County Judge James D. Sloan administered the oath.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant


Years of dedicated service
Longtime school board member Pat Langford, left, presented outgoing Superintendent of
Schools Tom Conner with a plaque recognizing his 381/2 years of service to the students of
Hendry County schools. Mr. Conner was selected to complete Ed Upthegrove's term after his
sudden demise in the Spring of 2000.


Langford, Ford Company extend


commitment to Future Farmers


November 10, 2008, Paul
Langford announced that Lang-
ford Ford, Inc. would join Ford
Motor Company in its ongoing
commitment of $1 million in an-
nual support to the National FFA
Foundation (formerly known as
the Future Farmers of America).
In 2009, Ford will provide
substantial support for the 82nd
National FFA Convention in India-
napolis and the FFA Washington
Leadership Conference in Wash
ington, D.C.
In addition, Ford has commit-
ted to a twelfth year of the Built
Ford Tough collegiate scholar-
ship program, which will award
up to 700 FFA members with a
$1,000 college scholarship, each
co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like
Langford Ford, Inc..
Ford has supported the Nation-
al FFA Foundation since the first
F-Series truck was introduced in
1948, and has sponsored the Built
Ford Tough collegiate scholarship
program since 1997.
The program, equally funded
by Ford Motor Company and Ford
dealers, has awarded more than
$5 million in scholarships to over
5,000 FFA members.
Langford Ford, Inc. is sponsor-
ing the Built Ford Tough college
scholarship program for LaBelle
High School and Moore Haven
High School and has been a
proud supporter for 10 years.
For the 2008-2009 school year,
they are helping two local stu
dents attend the college of their
choice.
FFA members must take their
scholarship application to Lang-
ford Ford, Inc. for the dealer sig-
nature and the official dealer code
to be included in the scholarship
search.
The applications are then sent
to the National FFA for final judg-
ing and selection.


As a result, the FFA members
will meet and thank the dealer
that could possibly help fund their
college education.
"We're pleased to be able to
support the local FFA, as well as
Ford Motor Company's support
of the National FFA Foundation,"
says Paul Langford. "All of the FFA
scholars we have sponsored have
told us how grateful they are for
the support, and how the FFA ex-
perience has changed their lives."
Ford's long-standing support
of the FFA has contributed to the
F-Series being America's best
-selling pickup line for 31 years
running.
Ford truck sales are connected
to the success of the agricultural
industry, which according to the
FFA represents one out of five


American jobs.
In addition, Ford's long stand-
ing support of the FFA and local
scholarships helps foster strong,
lasting relationships between
these future agribusiness leaders
and both the Ford brand and local
dealers like Langford Ford, Inc..
"Visit any local farm or the Na-
tional FFA Convention, and you
can see that trucks particularly F-
Series play an integral role in the
agricultural industry," says Paul
Langford.
"Ultimately, a part of F-Series'
truck sales leadership is tied to
the agriculture industry. We want
to help these future leaders to suc-
ceed, and to become our custom-
ers from the start of their careers
to the end -just like many of their
parents and grandparents."


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

New board members
Three board members, one of them brand new, also took the oaths of office Nov. 18. Judge
James D. Sloan, far left, is pictured administering the oath to, from left: Sally Berg, Dwayne
Brown and newly-elected board member Ray Clinard.


Risk management education grants


available to
STEPHENVILLE, TX-The
Southern Region Risk Manage-
ment Education Center (South-
ern Center), http://srrme.tamu.
edu, is seeking Agricultural Risk
Management Education Competi-
tive Grants for educational proj
ects to agriculture producers.The
Southern Center, hosted by the
Texas AgriLife Extension Service,
is seeking proposals to fund.
The grant monies are available
2008-2009 for comprehensive risk
management education for agri-
cultural producers in the South-
ern Region's 13 states, Puerto
Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Risk management education is
providing training that improves
the ability of agricultural produc-
ers and their families to effectively
manage risks associated with their
farming and ranching business in
financial, legal, production, mar-
keting, and human resources.
The 2008 Farm Bill, in Section
12026, amends this program by
placing a special emphasis on
risk management strategies, edu-
cation, and outreach specifically
targeted at:


agricultural producers
A. beginning farmers or ranch tify how agricultural producers
ers; will improve their risk manage-
B. legal immigrant farmers or ment as a result of participating in
ranchers that are attempting to the proposed project.
become established producers in Individuals wishing to be con-
the United States; sidered for funding must submit
C. socially disadvantaged farm a pre-proposal using the on-line
ers or ranchers; proposal application form avail-
D. farmers or ranchers that able under the Available Grants
a. are preparing to retire; tab on the Southern Center's
and website http://srrme.tamu.edu
b. are using transition Online pre-proposals must be
strategies to help new farmers or submitted by 5:00 PM (CST) De-
ranchers get started; and cember 11, 2008.
E. new or established farmers For more information, con-
or ranchers that are converting tact: Ken Stokes, (254) 968-4144,
production and marketing sys- kstokes@ag.tamu.edu
tems to pursue new markets. The Southern Region is com-
Section 133 of the Agricultural prised of the following states: Ala-
Risk Protection Act (ARPA) estab- bama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida,
lished the continuing intent of the Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
program, which is to educate ag- North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
ricultural producers about the full Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vir-
range of risk management activi- ginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
ties. Virgin Islands.
All organizations serving ag- The Southern Center is part of
ricultural producers, especially the Extension Risk Management
those serving the special empha- Education Program seeking to
sis audiences, are strongly en- improve the risk management
couraged to apply. capabilities of producers in the
Applications must clearly iden- United States of America.


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Mr. Shelton Gwaltney, principal of LaBelle Community Christian School, serves the honor roll
students banana as a treat for making such great grades. The fun took place Oct. 31.


Conserve water during holidays


Stuart, FL What does water
have to do with the holidays? Wa-
ter impacts everything from food
preparation to the clean-up pro-
cess. For example, a typical holi-
day turkey dinner for eight needs
more than 42,000 gallons of water
in food growth and preparation,
according to the United States De-
partment of Agriculture.* That's
enough water to fill a 30 foot-by-
50 foot swimming pool.
Every day in South Florida, each
person uses about 175 gallons
of water. While over half of that
amount is used for outdoor irriga-
tion, indoor water use is also sig-
nificant. Although the fall weather
is ideal for vacationers and family
visiting from "up north," Florida is
a state of weather extremes and
this is our "dry" season, when
water demands typically rise but
replenishing rainfall decreases.


By 2025, six million new residents
are projected to make Florida their
home, increasing the demand on
the water supply. Conservation is
the key to ensure South Florida
has a future supply of water.
During the holiday season, the
amount of water used indoors
can escalate with the clean up
process before visitors arrive
and after the holidays' large meals
~ appliances and fixtures such as
dishwashers, clothes washers,
showers and toilets, are being
used more often.
According to the SFWMD, ev-
eryone can do their part in con-
serving water. Here are five easy
ways to incorporate water con-
servation tips into your holiday
preparations and celebrations:
Defrost frozen foods in the
refrigerator the night before they
are needed.


Las Noticias en Espanol


sink's garbage disposal.
Run dishwasher only when
you have a full load of dishes.
According to the U.S. Environ-
mental Protection Agency, by us-
ing any of these simple practices
residents could save 10 gallons of
water. If every American house-
hold reduced their water use by
10 gallons on just Thanksgiving
Day, it would save more than 1
billion gallons of water, as well as
save any energy or materials used
to pump or treat tap water!
For more information visit
www.savewaterfl.com.


Submitted photo/LES

Reading night
Duck for President wins! LaBelle Elementary students voted for their favorite book read at
Read, White, and Blue Family Reading Night, Thursday, Nov. 13. Over 200 students and par-
ents enjoyed hotdogs and read with their families. Guest reader, Lucretia Strickland, Supervi-
sor of Elections had her picture taken with Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty, as did many
others. Great fun was had by all once again at LES.


Public Issues

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Impuestos
La honorable Kristina Kulpa
anuncia a todos los duefios de
propiedades que el ultimo dia
para llenar los formularios de
reabajo del cobro de impuestos
por exenci6n, salario limitado de
pension o propiedad agricultural
para el afio 2009 es el 2 de marzo
del 2009.
La senfora Kulpa quiere que to-
dos los elegibles para esta exen-
ci6n apliquen lo mas pronto que
sea posible y asi evitar las lineas
largas de espera. Puede obtener
informaci6n en el sitio de la com-
putadora www.hendryprop.org
para imprimir el formulario de
aplicaci6n. Cuando trae el formu-
lario asegure que tiene consigo los
documentos personales como la
licencia de manejar o documen-
tos que to identifiquen que usted
es un residente del condado Hen-
dry. Las oficinas estan abiertas de
lunes a viernes de las 8:30 a las
5 p.m. Si desea mas informaci6n
Ilame al nfmero: 863- 675-5270.

Nuevo Alguaeil
Como competidor de lucha
libre en la preparatoria Steve
Whidden estaba acostumbrado
a la presi6n del trabajo. A pesar
de su estatura hizo muy bien con
la lucha libre y si hubiera seguido
compitiendo quizas fuera uno de
los mejores.
El 4 de noviembre fue la cul-
mincidn de meses de esfuerzo.
"Fue el tiempo mas presionado
de mi vida, pero tuve la noche
mas feliz cuando gan6 las elec-
ciones." Con un presupuesto
limitado y una economfa dificil la
meta del nuevo alguacil es la or-
ganizaci6n del Departamento de
policia y lo da por un hecho que
con sus sugerencias al respecto
va a poner a la agencia en difer-
entes contradicciones. El plan es
patrullar el condado sin tener que
it donde los comisionados para
pedir ayuda todo el tiempo. El
senior Whidden es muy cauteloso
al decir que en la administraci6n
actual hay varias posiciones que
no se necesitan y deben de ser
eliminadas como una de inspec-
tor que paga $66.000 al afio. El
seflor Whidden dijo que eso era
mucho dinero para pagar cuando
no saben lo que estan haciendo.
Tambi6n critic al director ad-
ministrador porque tiene varios
asistentes y ese dinero se estA


desperdiciando. El dijo que en
enero esas posiciones van a ser
eliminadas y utilizar el dinero en
mas policies para que cuiden las
calles. Por ejemplo es necesario
mandar un oficial tiempo com-
pleto en Montura donde cultivan
mucha mariguana. Ademds de la
preocupaci6n del asunto finan-
ciero otra de sus grandes priori-
dades es continuar entrenando a
los oficiales para que patrullen
bien y aprendan como tratar con
la gente.
Con respecto a su elecci6n
y porqu6 la gente vot6 por el,
Whidden dijo:"En las elecciones
locales y nacionales hubo una
gran respuesta y es que la gente
esta preparada para el cambio.'
"Yo estoy muy entusiasmado y
ansioso acerca de todo."

Permiso
El Condado Hendry tiene un
sitio en la computadora www.
hendryfla.net para encontrar
formularios de permisos de con-
strucci6n, licencias, los requerim-
ientos de ley y otros asuntos
importantes para obtener los per-
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Aplique ahora para el 2009
La Honorable Kristina Kulpa,
tasadora del condado Hendry,
quiere recordarles que pueden
aplicar ya, para las exenciones
sobre los impuestos para el aflo
2009. No tienen que esperar has-
ta enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitaran la
oleada de filtima hora y el esperar
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de aplicar y no recibir el beneficio
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2009 puede Ilamar a nuestra ofi-
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863-675-1625



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Specializing in Replacement
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Irrigation Systems
Farm Wells
Uscensed & Insured St#2331 Co# 7009
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239-567-0007



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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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AUCTIONS! Saturday Decem-
ber 6th 10:00 A.M. 211
Acres Highway 142, Selm-
er, Tennessee. 1:00 PM. 85
Acrest Harris Road, Crump,
Tennessee. FREE BRO-
CHURE: (877)914-7653.
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Loaders & Tractors, Excava-
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Loaders, Articulating Dumps.
Compactors Forklifts, Pav-
ing, Skidders, Feller Bunch-
ers, Log Loaders, Farm
Tractors. J.M. Wood Auction
Co., Inc. (334)264-3265.
Bryant Wood AL Lic# 1137.


HORSE Montura area of
Hendry County. Please con-
tact the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office. (863)674-4060


MISSING 2001 Ford 250 p/u.
on 11/13 off G Road, $1,000
REWARD! Please call
863-673-5487 with info.


BOAT 20 Ft., Fiberglass. Ex-
cellent condition. Free.
(917)836-8628 Fort Drum...
Cemetery Rd.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
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Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info www.ubcf.info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
FREE TO GOOD HOME- 2
dogs, one hound other is pit
& kur mix. (863)763-2030


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only (863)763-3451
KITTENS (6), healthy, 8
weeks old, black, tger, 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
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Free to great home,as com-
panion,house brokenvery
loving. $0. (863)675-3847



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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Empl moment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



Employee needed in Honey
bee business, no experience
needed, outside work and
heavy lifting req 673-4559
Full Charge Bookkeeper-
Construction Environment- 5
Years Experience Minimum.
Accounting Degree Preferred
QuickBooks Premier and Ex-
cel experience required.
Wage commensurate with
experience. EOE Fax Resume
to (863) 467-0610
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EDR Production Cook ......................................Full-Time
EDR Prep Cook................................................ Full-Time
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Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements.
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cluding Federal Benefits and
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Londers 310
Tax Preparation 315




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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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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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PRECIOUS CARGO:
Be a Hendry County
School Board Bus
Driver Contactthe
Transportation Dept.
at 863-674-4115



GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING
Also do handyman jobs
863)675-1166
863 673-6388
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in today's competitive
market? In the
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Merchandise



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




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 (63)634-5759


ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, Benches, dressers
and more. Trading Post Flea
Market. this weekend.
(863)467-4650
EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT Too many piec-
es to list $250. OBO
(863)430-6987
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.


BUILT IN dishwasher GE
Stainless steel. Used only
2 yrs, works great. $250.
(239)297-0114
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
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 clockltimer,
$65. Call 863-675-0104
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, stackable, works great,
$300 or best offer
(239)657-2711
WASHER, DRYER, 21CF
FREEZER good working
cond. $300 takes all
(863)634-7222



BOOKS (50) Romance
books. $8. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



ALUM AWNING 49.5" W x
26.5" D, asking $10
(863)763-1997
CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it. $35.
(863)675-8937
"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.


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GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $110. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee


COWBOY BOOTS Tony La-
ma, size 7V2 men's or 91/2
women's, $60/neg. Call
863-612-5757
GIRLS PAGEANT DRESSES -
white, sz. 10 slim & fuschia,
sz. 10 slim w/shoes, $325
will sell sep. (863)675-4049
TEEN TOPS girls, small,
some new, must see, All for
$25 (863)763-0625


PAYING CASH FOR U.S.
Postage Stamps & U.S. Sil-
ver coins. (239)694-0199


DALE EARNHARDT bags of
charcoal, 2 with #3 on
them, $25. Call
239-851-5675
Highwaymen Painting- 16x20
no frame $250. Firm
467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
PORCELAIN DOLL Shirley
Temple, $125.
(863)675-4049


ADJUSTABLE BED with mas-
sage, kng size or (2) twins
$500/or best offer
(863)634-5225
BRAND NEW SOFA AND
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY
COMFORTABLE $1500/or
best offer (863)801-3368
COMPUTER CABINET See at
www.dtimmons.com/cabinet
$175/firm. (863)697-9484
DINETTE TABLE light oak,
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80.
(863)357-5705
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid Oak, mint condition,
6'x7', 2 pieces, holds 37" TV,
$400. Call 863-674-0281
FURNITURE COUCH AND
LOVE SEATLIKE NEW W/S
SEPERATELY $250/or best
offer (863)261-5363
FURNITURE DOUBLE RE-
CLINIG LOVE SEATLIKE
NEW $150/or best offer
(863)261-5363
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
KING SIZE matress and box
spring excellent condition.
$100. (863)447-9762
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


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WORKS FOR ARMS, LEGS, HEARTS AND
AARP" MEMBERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT
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CARPET II
UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING
Powerful deep cleaning
Struck mount system
HANDYMAN SERVICES
PRESSURE WASHING
863-675-7297


UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION

DIESEL MECHANIC
Responsible for safely operating and maintaining
equipment

Responsibilities
* Diagnoses and performs repairs, maintenance
and inspections on heavy machinery.
*Operates hydraulic excavators.
*Experience with trucks, farm machinery and
other diesel equipment.
* Successfully complete all training and
orientation courses.

Email your resume or brief summary of
experience to
Jdooley@ussugarcom
Fax: 863-902-2886
Apply online at www.ussugar.com
Click careers, then postings and then
maintenance workers.

US Sugar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to a diverse workforce ? Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA
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
SEALEY FUTON- asking $150.
(863)484-0377 Okeechobee
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
at www.dtimmons.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/fillery wrought
iron work. Very decorative.
$40 will sep. (863)675-2145
TABLES matching set, 2 end,
1 coffee & 1 sofa, glass, ex-
cellent cond. $100/neg.
(772)971-9047
TWIN BED Headboard,
Frame, Box spring & Mat-
tress. Complete w/all linens.
$140 (863)467-9048
TWIN MATRESS Magnetic,
Kenkopad. For arthritis. Like
new. Paid $400, Asking
$100 (772)971-9474
TWIN MATTRESS w/box
spring & frame good condi-
tion. $40. (863)532-9634
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195



GOLF CART CHARGER It's
only been used once.
$200/or best offer.
(863)801-3669


AMMO MAGIZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACP Leath-
er holster included. $50
(863)674-0613
GUN CABINET glass door,
drawer, with keys, holds 6
guns,$50 (863)467-1469
MARLIN 22 MAG new in box,
$200. (502)931-8101
PISTOL 357 Mag, $400.
(502)931-8101
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822



AB LOUNGE $20.
(863)230-0735
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Total
body motion & low impact
exerciser, $45. Call
863-763-4057
ORBITREK ELIPTICAL- Asking
$300 OBO and a Red Ab ex-
cersizer $15.
(863)697-1247



Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25. (863)357-0224
HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
new motor and pump, oc-
tagonal $995.
(863)612-0200
SET OF lamps 4 lamps, ex-
cellent condition $50/neg.
(772)971-2414
TURBO VACCUM food saver,
with 2 cases of bags, brand
new, $150. Call
863-851-5675


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
PICNIC TABLE foldable with
bench, seats 4, $25
(863)357-0758


ELECTRIC WHEEL Chair for
large person, excellent con-
dition $350/or best offer.
(863)634-5225
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
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, *Crminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.comn.
BRAND NEW SPRINT- Tree
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories incl $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379
CHRISTMAS TREE 9 FT, Pre-
lit, clear lights, excellent con-
dition, $100. (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
treme Performance.
$200/firm. (863)801-3973
COOLER Rubbermaid Endu-
rance, 50/60 quarts, $20
(863)763-2958
ENGINE HOIST cherry picker,
Carolina 4000, 2 ton, shop-
hand, 3 ton ram, $165.
(863)697-9704
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15. (863)230-0735
MOVING SALE
LABELLE Sat., 11/29 & Sun.,
11/30, 8am til ?, 1179 Mu-
riel Blvd., Closing Up Shop!
Glass Racks, Commercial
Storefront Doors, Sliding
Glass Doors, Plumbing &
Electrical Supplies, Tools,
Wood Trim Odds & Ends,
Column Speakers, RV Holi-
day Rambler Presidential, '05
& So Much More!
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLO8.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)



DRUM SET 5 pc. Starion
model. Like new conditon.
Red wine color Cymbals in-
cluded. $300 863-763-2726
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig. pd.
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIE,HEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & pet friendly,unal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 fillters $200/or
best offer. (863)801-4274
Jack Russell terriers, pure-
bred, 8 wks, your choice
$150 (863)675-2844



WATER SYSTEM $400.
(863)612-6575


BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
$300. (863)634-1479
CROSSBOW Horton, 1751b.,
new case & cranking device,
new arrows, $550 or best
offer (863)824-7644
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


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


ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CONCRETE MIXER 3 1/2 CF -
New, Electric 110v, never
used, New cost 225.00
$100. (863)697-2133
CRAFTSMAN- 41 inch two
piece tool box on rollers, has
14 drawers. $500 OBO
(863)634-2280
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.
239 ) 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
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, Ryob.
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


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 7.5 Ft., Mountain
Pine w/stand. $75
(863)610-1750
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.


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


APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incls western tk
& 14' gooseneck stock trlr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353



BRAND NEW 200 gallon
spray tank, 5.5 Kavasaki,
electric wheel. $2,800
863-840-0505
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800. (239)357-5111
or (863)234-123
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
HAMMOCKS Beautiful, vane-
ty of colors, $60. Call
863-612-5757
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
Lawn Mower, Dixie Chopper
72" deck VTC 300 hrs.
Generac motor 30hp $6,500
(863) 840-0505
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER Homelite,
gas, light weight, like brand
new $55. Call 863-467-1373
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cutmany new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-11am. 763-3127


Rentals



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



City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Inclds
all utilities + satellite tv.
(239)370-8532
Riverviews Loft Apt. fur-
nished, in city, spacious, all
util. incl. central a/c & heat,
boat dock avail., $1500 mo.,
no pets. (863)673-1434


RESTAURANT FOR LEASE -
200 seat. Full kitchen. Liquor
license. Located inside Port
LaBelle Inn. Contact Steve
(330)565-1707



LaBelle, Off State Rd. 80 Up
to 500 sq. ft. of Office Space
& Up to 2,000 sq ft of





$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- Ibr, Iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
FT LABELLE 3br, good cond,
$700/mo, (863)675-8114
Askfor Fred
LaBelle 3BR, 2 BA, 2 Car
Garage. Located on Shell
Lane. $900 mo. + sec.
(863)675-0943
LABELLE 4br, 2ba, on 6.25
acres, W/D, deck, $1000/mo
+ sec dep. (863)675-0636
or (239)896-2025
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS.
$900/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
LARGE 3 BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city limits
$1100 mo. Call Wayne
(863)673-1370 LaBelle


NICE SMALL HOME 2br,
1ba, just remodeled, 231
College St. LaBelle,
$500/mo. $200 sec.
(863)843-2495
PORT LABELLE 4004 West
Sunflower St. 2BR, $600
mo. Good condition. Call
Fred. (863)675-8114
PORT LABELLE 4BR, 2 car
garage, $875 me. Good con-
dition, Call Fred.
(863)675-8114
PORT LABELLE, 2BR/1.5BA,
1 car garage. $650/month.
plus 1st, last & security. Call
(863) 674-4746
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-391-0816 Eu-
gene or 954-326-1490

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'xl 0' $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 Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salell15
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 SLE OR FOR RENT
PRICE: $72,000 RENT: $700
2/2 doublewide, 1,295 sq, ft., on
quarter acre lot waterfront,
extra long drive and high
carport, cathedral ceilings
580 Bennett Ave. in aBelle.
3% down payment,
FHA/VA financingavailable.
Call 239-997-1069 or
239-247-1053

LaBelle
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
(863)675-0717.
STEEL AT $79,900 3/2 ON
HALF ACRE, LIKE NEW,
WOOD FLOORS, NEW AP-
PLINCES, (863)467-4422
OR CELL (863) 801-1739
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!


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


Aparments


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Bank Owned Land, Several
parcels ranging from .5 to
40 acres call for nf
(5611346-5952 Carola
athke, KellerWilliams RE

BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
*Port LaBelle Lake Front?
Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 11/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071

-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 (08)906-5689
orYamilet (386-590-3398
alexcarreno68@h otmail.com


5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$89,900.00 (561)801-3002



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.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.ES. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realty.com (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon.net.
South Carolina low country
Huntng/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cluded and loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
803)826-6033 (Brokers
rotected).
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 in U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330 699-2741 or
866 550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
Owner (866)789-8535


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
br & 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, 2 BR, large deck with
bench, all drywall, newly re-
modeled with new carpet,
$150/wkly. 863-673-5704
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.
863) 675-8888 (863)
12- 6522 pregunte por
Lorena
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, 3bd2ba mobile on 5
acres. Reduced to $89,900.
$3,000 down, Owner financ-
ing. 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 (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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 ot, 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
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 Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT 13.5' Big 0, Fiber-
glass, 220 continental grnd
pwr motor Composite Prop.
$4500 (863)946-0635
BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/trailer 9hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder 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, s/s 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
SHAMROCK 20 Ft., 1988,
V8, Cuddy Cabin. Top, Depth
Finder, Radio, Trailer Excel-
lent condition. Good lake
boat. $11,500 or best offer.
(863)824-0801
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec.
wench, troll, mtr & more.
$1800, (863)763-7871
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT
Merc OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666


CABANA CAMPA '00 26ft,
sips 6, fold out ends, kitch &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
CAMPER -12' pull-along, fully
contained. $2,150 Call
863-697-8731


FIFTH WHEEL TRAILER 14',
dual axle, new tires, wood
floors, mount, $700
(863)763-3707



CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
white 91" wide $250/or
best offer (954)520-3685


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



DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. Great for beginner
$600. (863)634-4151
GO CART runs good. $500
(863)675-4132
STORM 250 R- Looks and
runs good, comes with sec-
ond one for parts $650. OBO
(863)430-6987
SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Black. 500mls. Warn wench.
Lists for $4,585, Asking
$3,900 (772)204-2821


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal No. 2009-08
Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226 (lerk's Office) in
the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle. Florida.
until 2:00 p.m. E.S.T., Monday, December 1, 2008, for Alrglades Terminal Office
Space". Proposals will be opened on Monday, December 1,2008 at 2 p.m. E.ST.
or shorey thereafter, in the Administrative Wing, Room A 148 (Board Room)in the
Hendry County courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hikpochee Ave LaBelle, Floida
A copy of the Specifications and Proposer s instructions 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 2430, LaBelle, Flodda 33975, or by caling
(863) 675 5220 or (863) 983 1465
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all Propo-
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, Flodda
301093 CBRICN 11/20,27/08


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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


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
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
OBO (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
FORD CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
(863)673-3747
Ford Crown Victona-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
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
a/c, $850. Call
513-266-7134
PONTIAC 600LE 1988- 4DR
RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
FLER.ANC COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666. (239)728-6273
SATURN 1995 4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD ,
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851


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



CHEVROLET K2500 1999 -
great mud truck V8 36.5
tires holley 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


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
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
RIMS 15 inch 5 lug fits Jeep
Wrangler $80.
(863)517-1663
Tire and wheels, 22 inch,
chrome, 100 spokes, 5 lug
universal. Asking $500
(863) 612-6435
TIRES 36 Swampers on 15"
rim, only used in mud, like
new, $700. 239-462-1564.


TIRES, 22 inch low profile.
2 tires for $140
(863) 612-6435
TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No title. $1300 or best
offer (863)233-1975


CHEVY DUALLY 3500 1973
w/Flat Bed. Needs little body
work. Asking $2500 or better
offer. (239)462-1564 PJ
DODGE 1500 '99 V6, short
bed, needs minor repairs,
$1500 or best offer
(863)233-1975
DODGE D100 1984 pickup -
6cyl, 4 spd, many new parts,
body & tires fair, runs good.
$850. (863)763-3669
DODGE RAM PICKUP, '98 -
ext. cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer
(239)657-2711
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive. $1600 (863)675-4149
GMC, 1989 Long whl base,
$3,500 or will trade. Call
772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690


CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
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


DUMP TRAILER Homesteader
2001 Dump trailer 6x10.
Great condition. Bumper pull.
$2000. (863)763-2692
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, single axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
UTILITY BED fits on back of
small pickup truck, $800.
Call 772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$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


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