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Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: December 4, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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At a Glance

Legion serving
Christmas meals
American Legion Post 130
will once again serve Christmas
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. Remember to pro-
vide the person's name, address
and directions for delivery.

Come to comedy
American Legion Post 130
will2 ACROSS by Jerry Mayer
(Samuel French). Directed by
Linda Reecer with seasoned
actors Janice Groves and Bob
Butts. This is a light comedy
about two people who board
a subway late at night and find
they are the only two passen-
gers. Each is working the New
York Daily Times Crossword
puzzle. Banter ensues as each
work their puzzle using totally
different approaches and in the
end a romance has occurred.
Performances: Dec. 11, 12,
13, 14 and Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21.
Show times 7 p.m., Thurs., Fri.
and Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Firehouse
Cultural Center, 863-675-3066,
241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle. $12
with reservation; $14 at door.

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. Guard-
ian ad Litem volunteer 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 him
self and, of course, snow! The
chamber will sell barbecue
sandwiches and the Rotary
Club will have hot dogs for sale.
If your group would like to have
a game booth, please call Sara
at the chamber.
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 Caloosa-
hatchee on December 13! The
parade will begin at "dark:30."
Boaters: line up at 6:30 p.m. a
half mile east of the bridge for a
7 p.m. departure.
If you want to watch from
shore, your best bet is at Bar-
ron Park. Lots of family fun at
the Barron Park! Call the shelter
at 675-0997 or Tim at 673-1838
for more information.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Nature's bounty: Fulfilling a mission
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Naturalist Pat Johnson gives workshop members a tour of her herb greenhouse.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Pat Johnson is a mental storehouse of information on all sorts of natural foods and
supplements.


Spice up life with natural foods


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Nature is brimming with
all types of plants with practi
cal applications. Most of us,
however, look right past these
bonuses.
One local woman, however,
has made using nature to its
fullest a life's work.
Pat Johnson is a Michigan
native and had a wonderful
career as a math teacher in Lee
County schools. However, she
seems to have found her pas-
sion in the practical apprecia-
tion of nature's bounty.
Pat has crammed her five-
acre property in North LaBelle
with common and not-so-com-
mon trees and plants with nu-
tritional and medicinal uses.


She retired from teaching
to care for her husband as he
struggled against cancer. She
worked to make food more
palatable as he underwent
chemotherapy and radiation
treatments. To help find herbs
that would help her, she began
taking classes at ECHO (Edu-
cational Concern for Hunger
Organization) from a woman
named Kaye Cude. Before long,
the two became fast friends.
After her husband's death,
Pat bought her place outside
LaBelle and began to use what
she learned from Kaye to de-
velop her own gardens. When
Kaye's health began to fail, Pat
brought her friend to live with
her and the pair began to give
herb seminars, teaching others


what they had learned.
Kaye died last May but Pat
continues the work. She offers
seminars in a variety of herbal
gardening skills.
Seminars include creating
your own herb garden, creating
all vegetarian soap, making hol-
iday gifts and crafts, creating all
purpose creams with a discus-
sion on using herbal medicines
and enjoying your herb-spice
garden (harvesting, preserving,
cooking and crafting with your
herbs and spices).
Pat Johnson has found her
calling in the study and use of
herbs. It's a calling she is thank-
fully willing and happy to share
with others.
For more information, call
675-8335.


FTL: Finding the path to joy


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The world is full of people
trying to find their way; search-
ing for self worth.
As one who willingly admits
he's "been there," Kenny Glis-
son Jr. believes he can help oth-
ers find the path that leads to
fulfillment. That path, he firmly
believes, is the Lord.
For The Lord, FTL, is a new
program he has put together
under the umbrella of Freedom
Fellowship Ministries, for that
purpose. FTL is a small group
of young men and women,
ages 17-30, designed to help
the lost deal with the issues that
get in the way of their relation-


ship with God and others.
For many people those is-
sues include drugs and alcohol,
but any personal issue is the
target for this group.
Kenny freely talks about the
issues that kept him from what
he calls the joy of life that God
intended. From a good family,
he was an honor student and
was into sports. However, at
a young age he said "Trouble
called my name" and he an-
swered.
By the time he was in high
school he was gravitating to-
ward the older "cool" kids" -
"the ones I should have stayed
away from," he recalls. He was
into marijuana, cocaine and


alcohol, managing to keep up
his grades and even on track for
scholarships.
While working at a pharma-
cy he discovered that he could
get high on prescription pills.
Several misdemeanor ar-
rests did not deter him, but then
things got more serious with
the law. It took the second ar-
rest on a trafficking charge, and
the threat of 75 years in prison,
for the seriousness of his situa-
tion to sink in.
He tried several different
programs to get straight but
nothing worked till finally, just
over a year ago he pled out to
See Joy Page 2


Guest worker



facility opens

Consolidated Citrus welcomes seasonal
workers to new housing


Fort Myers, Fla. (Nov. 20,
2008) Consolidated Citrus,
Florida's largest citrus produc-
er, has completed construction
of housing units for 128 guest
workers at Gator Slough Grove
in Hendry County just in time
for the fall harvest. The build
ings, which were constructed
in compliance with H2A federal
guest worker standards, include
four 30-bed units for guest
workers and a fifth building
for on-site residential manag-
ers. Each unit is furnished with
shared kitchens and baths, sat-
ellite TVs and air conditioning,
according to Mitch Hutchcraft,
vice president of real estate for
Consolidated Citrus.
"This project demonstrates
our commitment to provide
reliable, quality housing for
our workers and our long-term
commitment to agriculture in
Hendry County," he said.
Hutchcraft said the first
workers will move in Nov. 23.
Consolidated Citrus re-
ceived a special exception in
April from the Hendry County
Board of County Commission-
ers to build the housing on ap-
proximately three acres of ag-
ricultural-zoned property. The
company also worked closely
with the South Florida Water


Management District and the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, Hutchcraft said. "Their
willingness to partner with us
to resolve some of the upfront
planning challenges associated
with these new facilities was
critical to our ability to get the
units built in time to meet our
housing requirements."
The 4,200-acre Gator Slough
Grove is located in southwest-
ern Hendry County and is oper-
ated by Turner Groves Citrus, a
limited partnership of Consoli-
dated Citrus.
Hutchcraft said the build-
ings, which can accommodate
up to 130 agricultural support
workers and managers, surpass
both federal H2-A standards
and state hurricane codes.
Each of the four buildings for
guest workers is divided into
duplexes with two bedrooms,
a kitchen and bath per side.
Bedrooms have single beds
and bunk beds and kitchens
are equipped with satellite TVs.
The fifth building provides flex
space for six additional work-
ers.
"We designed the build-
ings so our workers could
cook for themselves rather
See Housing Page


Humane society



sees to animal



well being


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Nearing the end of another
year, the Caloosa Humane So-
ciety members are reflecting on
the year just past.
Executive Director Suzanne
Bonnell noted that the soci-
ety has been the recipient of
$10,000 from the Florida Ani-
mal Friends license plates, a
very welcome addition to its
lean budget.
The facility, located at 1200
Pratt Blvd.,
past the Hendry-Glades
Health Dept., provides pet
adoptions. The Caloosa Hu-
mane Society does not charge
for pets, but does ask for a do-


nation. They do accept credit
cards, as well. Suzanne said the
facility averages about 30 ani
mals adopted per month.
Unfortunately, their animal
intake has increased by about
60 percent this past year, Su-
zanne said. At any given time,
the facility may hold from 50-
100 animals. Even with high
numbers of animals coming
in, Suzanne said the facility has
a low euthanisia rate because
the Naples shelter takes many
of their small dogs. Naples is a
no kill shelter.
According to Suzanne, some
70 percent of the calls they get
See Humane Page 2


Submitted photo
For The Lord volunteers from Freedom Fellowship Min-
istries are ready to help you overcome the issues that
have been holding you back. Pictured from left: Brandon
Edgar, Steven Glisson, Zachary Bussell and Kenny Glis-
son Jr.


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2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008


Cost-cutting effort jumpstarted by residents


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON In times of
tough economic conditions, very
few businesses and agencies
around the country are spared
from their turn at the butcher's
table.
Cutting out the fat and the ex-
cess is a more common practice
as the uncertainty enveloping the
world's financial markets contin-
ues. There is a measured decrease
in federal and state dollars, which
trickle into small governments
such as endry County.
Reviews of insurance policies
by municipalities and govern-
ments is a standard issue discus-
sion -- which group provides the
best coverage and at what price?
Some cities and counties re
view this on a regular basis, but,
often, the insurance policies are
completely overlooked.
"I've been doing some check-
ing into Hendry County's insur-


ance," Trish Arnold told commis-
sioners. "I have a couple of clients
that are commercial carriers and
they're saying the insurance
market is extremely soft, that in
surance companies are wanting
business and rates have gone way
down."
Presently, the county is a
member of Public Risk Manage-
ment (PRM) of Ft. Myers, which
carries both the property/casualty
and health insurance for Hendry
County.
PRM operates as an insurance
pool that focuses mainly on offer-
ing its coverage to cities and gov
ernments, especially smaller ones
such as Hendry County.
Hendry has been with PRM
since 1987, but some residents
say it is time for a change. Being a
part of an insurance pool does not
necessarily translate into the best
deal for a county, they say, espe-
cially when the number of partici-
pants in that pool dwindles.
With a large chunk of the


county's operating budget paid
out to insurance firms each year
-- an approximate $4.5 million --
any savings realized here would
help the county.
"About $3 million of that
would be in health insurance. If
it's $3 million and we can knock
60 percent off that, that's a ton of
money," said Ernie Redish, who
runs an insurance company in
Clewiston. "Let's get this thing to-
gether and get some bid prices."
Under the current agreement,
the county must notify PRM of its
plans to cancel a full year before
terminating. The county has until
March to send that notice to opt
out of the next year's coverage.
During the Nov. 12 county
meeting, Ms. Kennington-Korf
suggested that PRM join a work-
shop with county officials, so that
any questions about Hendry's
policy could be answered.
Residents argued that such a
meeting would be necessary, but
without the insurance group at


Mobile home zoning approved


The LaBelle City commission-
ers approved designated zoning
for future mobile home parks.
At this time, only two mobile
home parks exist in the city: Aqua
Isles and LaBelle Woods. Com-
missioner Bob Miller's motion,
seconded by Commissioner Greg
Bone, passed unanimously.
A resolution putting the finan-
cial burden for land development
applications on the developer
passed unanimously.
The board voted to place speed



Housing
Continued From Page 1

than deal with a commissary or
one centralized kitchen. In talk-
ing to them we found that this is
what they wanted," he said. "We
also provide all linens and cook-
ware."
The housing complex also of-
fers outdoor patios with built-in
barbecue grills, laundry facilities
and a soccer field.
Consolidated Citrus employs
350 permanent workers on a
year-round basis. During the
harvesting season, which runs
from mid-November to June,
CCLP has in the past two years
utilized the H-2A Program for
its harvesting workforce. Hutch-
craft expects the company to
use about 128 guest workers this
season. "This housing is a signifi-



Joy
Continued From Page 1

his charges, getting five years
probation. Part of his sentence
was to take part in a long term
drug rehab program.
He hooked up with Crossties
Ministries, where he spent ten
months learning to deal with life
and his problems.
"I didn't have hopes and
dreams any more," he said, add-
ing that Crossties Ministries has
given the insight to help himself
and others.
"Addiction separates people
from their family and others. It
keeps you from yourself," Kenny
said. "It's the path of destruc-
tion," making the comparison
that drugs destroy everything in
their path,; the Lord is FEMA.
"I found that what I ran from
my whole life was what I needed
... I finally quit running," He had
finally found the way to build a
relationship with the Lord.
In January, Kenny, now 24, is
headed back to school, He wants
the college education he threw
away before. He also plans to
take a counseling course and be-
come certified through the min-
istry.
The founder and director of
FTL, Kenny conducted FTLs first
meeting Nov. 17 and is working
under Freedom Fellowship Minis-
tries. The word is already getting
out about FTL. Several people
have come directly from leaving
jail to the meeting.
The goal at FTL meetings is
for people to open up about the
issues that hold them back from
being happy and whole.
FTL is meant to be a close,
comfortable, easy place to be
where people can feel free to
"vent" their fears and frustrations.
No bragging about the "old days"
allowed. It's strictly a time to face
your personal issues, pray and
give your problems to the Lord.
It's human nature to want
to be accepted fear of not be-
ing accepted is one of the root
causes of addiction, he feels.
People are good at hiding
their issues suppressing their
pain and anger; and at pointing


bumps (traffic calming strips) at
several locations on both Bro-
ward Ave. and Bryan Ave.
Residents on Broward Ave. had
complained about the "raceway"
they were living on and asked for
four-way stop signs.
However, the mayor felt the
calming strips would work better
and also that they would be need-
ed on Bryan Ave. as well, to keep
speeders from simply moving to
the next street.
Chief Malcolm Johnson told



cant investment but it helps us
achieve our goal of building reli
able workforce that will want to
return to Consolidated Citrus, LP
each season," he said. "A reliable
workforce is critical to our opera-
tions."
The H2A federal visa program,
often referred to as the guest
worker program, provides work
visas for temporary, documented
workers to live and work in the
U.S. Before recruiting foreign
workers, employers must first
advertise the available jobs to do-
mestic workers.
If the Department of Labor
determines there are insufficient
domestic workers to perform the
work, then the employer may
utilize the guest worker program.
Under the program, the grower
must provide free housing and
transportation for the workers it
recruits. It also dictates square
footage and bathroom amenities


fingers at others rather than ac-
cepting responsibility for their
actions.
Freedom Fellowship Pastor
Marsha Edgar said Kenny puts
the responsibility for their actions
squarely on the individual. It's
human nature to point fingers at
others, but FTL helps people fo
cus on the real issue. Looking at
yourself is key to finding the free-
dom you seek, she said.
FTL helps people recognize
their own issues, teaches accep-
tance and self worth, ending the
fear of rejection. FTL meetings do
not deal in guilt, blame or judg-
ment. They are about coming to
terms with yourself. Pastor Edgar
sees them as an opportunity to


the board that last summer state
firefighter minimum standards
increased from 160 hours to 230
hours.
He has several new volunteers
who need to go through the train-
ing before the new standards take
effect. The additional hours will
increase the cost of training to
$1,800 per person.
The next regular meeting of
the LaBelle City Commission will
be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in
the commission chambers.



per worker and protects Ameri-
can jobs by setting minimum
wage requirements, said Hutch-
craft.
"You can't bring in a foreign
worker and pay them below
what you would pay a domestic
worker," he said.
Consolidated Citrus also pro-
vides transportation to the groves
and by consolidating worker
housing to just one location, it re-
duces the traffic impact on local
roadways. "It places our workers
close to the groves and improves
our efficiency," said Hutchcraft.
"We don't have to pick them up
at scattered locations."
Hendry County is Flori
da's largest citrus producer. Fort
Myers-based Consolidated Citrus
manages approximately 37,000
acres of citrus, including 24,000
acres of agricultural land at four
groves in Hendry, Collier and
DeSoto counties.


learn about love and freedom.
Kenny's and FTL's vision is
to build leaders who will estab-
lish additional groups of five to
ten people. FTL members hope
to contribute to the community,
to use their newfound joy in life
and the Lord to serve.
Meetings are held every Mon
day from 7-8:30 p.m. at Freedom
Counseling Services, 60 Calhoun
(corner of SR 80). No need to
register or call in advance. Just
show up. FTL is a place to get it
all out.
Kenny is working to make FTL
a place to divest yourself of the
issues keeping you from being
happy and to discover the path to
joy and the Lord.


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the table.
According to Ms. Arnold, the
county can seek help from the
Florida League of Cities, which
can provide its guidance and ac-
tually bring back bids from com-
peting companies at no charge to
the county.
The League of Cities can, ac-
cording to resident Ramon Igle-
sias, take the policy documents
and "compare apples to apples."
The commission agreed and
ordered the county to establish a
committee to request the policy
from PRM and study the rates
and what other options are avail-
able to the county. "This market's
changing so much," said Mr. Re-
dish. "If we're going to do this, we
need to do it now."
The next regular county com-
mission meeting will be at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Court-
house.
News Editor Jose Jesus Zara-
goza can be reached atjzaragoza@
newszap.com.



Humane
Continued From Page 1

are from pet owners who need
spay/neuter assistance.
Spaying or neutering your pet
will avoid unwanted kittens or
puppies and provide a better pet.
Don't forget the humane soci-
ety-sponsored Christmas Lighted
Boat Parade Saturday, Dec. 13.
The event starts about "dark-thir-
ty" and promises great fun for ev-
eryone. Come to Barren Park for
some great food and loads of fun
as you watch the parade from the
bank. Booth space is available.
The humane society runs on
volunteers and donations. Vol
unteer secretary Ellen Ferguson
has been with the group for one
year and is bubbling with enthu-
siasm for the group. The board
of directors includes: Tim Haley,
president; Doug Morgan, vice-
president; Swea Nightingale, trea-
surer; Ellen Ferguson, secretary;
Addison Austin, Donna Meister,
Norm Dillman, Bonnie Denning
and Jimmy Luckey.
The Keis Huier Award went to
Swea Nightingale for her philan-
thropic efforts for animals. Vol-
unteer of the Year is young Jiesha
Stephens, a cheerful LaBelle High
School student who does a mar-
velous job cleaning, taking care of
paperwork and even does adop-
tion counseling.


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members of her last workshop.




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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Florida Department of Transportation

Tentative Five Year Work Program

The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida's Turnpike Enterprise announce public
hearings to which all interested persons are invited. Specific notice is provided to the Lee
County, Sarasota/Manatee, Charlotte County-Punta Gorda and Collier Metropolitan Planning
Organizations, Polk Transportation Planning Organization, Central Florida Metropolitan Planning
Organization Alliance, West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations Chairs
Coordinating Committee, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority and the county
commission chairpersons of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee,
Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota Counties.


Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m. or soon thereafter
Place: Central Florida Regional Planning Council Meeting
Bob Crawford Agricultural Center
605 E. Main Street
Bartow, Florida


Date: Friday, December 19, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. or soon thereafter
Place: Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council Office
1926 Victoria Avenue
Fort Myers, Florida


PURPOSE: The public hearings will consist of presentations by the department on the FDOT
Tentative Five Year Work Program for fiscal years 2009/10 2013/14, followed by a public
testimony period. The public is invited to review the work program. Department staff will be
available for informal discussion and assistance. A court reporter will be available to accept
comments for entry into the public record.

The hearings will be conducted pursuant to Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, as amended,
and are being developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes.
Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated against because of race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a written complaint to
the FDOT District One Title VI Coordinator or the FDOT Equal Opportunity Office as shown
below:


DISTRICT ONE
Gina Gilbreath
District Title VI Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831


CENTRAL OFFICE
Charlotte Thomas
State Title VI Coordinator
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450


Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations at the public hearings in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or persons who require translation
services (free of charge) should contact Cindy Clemmons-Adente, Florida Department of
Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831, (863) 519-2362, or by e-mail to
cindy.clemmons-adente@dot.state.fl.us. A copy of the hearing agenda may be obtained from
Ms. Clemmons-Adente.

Written comments will be accepted by the department at the public hearings or if received by
January 20, 2009. Comments should be mailed to:

Stanley M. Cann, P.E.
District Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation
P.O. Office Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831

For information about additional public meetings in your area, please contact:


Cindy Clemmons-Adente
Florida Department of Transportation
District One Headquarters
801 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 519-2362


Debbie Tower
Florida Department of Transportation
Southwest Area Office
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 292
P.O. Box 1030
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 461-4300





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008 3


Two lives were lost on SR 29
Saturday, Nov. 29.
Fifty-six-year-old Ronald L.
Wright and 51-year-old Robyn
Marie Wright, both of LaBelle
died in the crash.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, a 2000 Chev-
rolet SUV, driven by Maximino
Gomez Cortez, 25, was south-
bound on SR 29 in the north-
bound lane approaching G Road
in the direct path of the Wrights'


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Public Service Commission (PSC)
has approved the 2009 fuel ad-
justment rates for Florida Power
& Light Company (FPL). A deci-
sion on FPL's fuel adjustment had
been deferred from a previous
hearing so that the utility could
file an adjusted 2009 fuel charge
projection with the Commission.
Based on the adjusted fuel
charges, the total monthly electric
bill for residential customers us-
ing 1,000 kwh will decrease from
the current charge of $111.12 to
$109.55 due to reduced fuel costs.
The charges will go into effect
with the January 2009 billing cy-
cle. FPL had originally asked the
PSC for an increase of about $8 a
month for 2009 customer bills.
The fuel adjustment charges
were determined after the Com-
mission considered the utility's
2009 projected costs for fuel and

Arrest reports
LaBelle
Hein Ho, 35, was arrested Nov.
21 and charged with introducing
contraband into a correctional fa-
cility at HCI. Officer Lee Michaels
was arresting officer.
Alice Elaine Cox, 40, was ar-
rested Nov. 26 and charged with
possession of synthetic narcotics
with intent to sell, manufacture,
deliver Schedule II, trafficking in
amphetamines or methanphet-
amines 14 grams or over, possess/
use narcotics equipment and pos
session or use of narcotic equip-
ment to transport drugs. Deputy
Rick Perian was arresting officer.
Victoria Page-Martin, 18, was
arrested Nov. 26 and charged
with neglecting a child causing
great harm. Inv. F. Herrera was ar-
resting officer.
Danny Ray Jones, 42, was ar
rested Nov. 24 and charged with
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams
and possession/use of narcotics
equipment. Inv. Daley was arrest-
ing officer.

Clewiston
Willie Nelson Hunter, 34, was
arrested Nov. 30 and charged with
aggravated assault with intent to
commit a felony, possession of a
weapon by a convicted felon and
disorderly conduct affray. Deputy
L. Brooks was arresting officer.
Troy R. Simpson, 19, was ar
rested Nov.29 and charged on a
warrant with battery resulting in
bodily harm or disability. Deputy
J. Garrett was arresting officer.
Wilson Agular, 51, was ar-
rested Nov. 28 and charged with
carrying a concealed weapon.
SPD Sgt. Michaels was arresting
officer.
Tommy Edward Smith, 23,
was arrested Nov. 29 and charged
with open container, possession
of cocaine and possession/use
of narcotics equipment. CPD J.
Spence was arresting officer.
David Michael Jense Castro,
25, was arrested Nov. 28 and
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent it kill, weapons offense
improper exhibition of a firearm
or dangerous weapon, discharg-
ing a firearm in public and using
a firearm under the influence of
alcohol. CPD Sgt. Spence was ar-
resting officer.
Sylvanis Brice, 17, was arrested
Nov. 25 on a warrant and charged
with robberywith a firearm. Andy
Lewis was arresting officer.

FHREDI meeting
A public meeting of the Board
of Directors for Florida's Heart-
land Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative, Inc. and Florida's
Freshwater Frontier, Inc. will be
held on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9:30
a.m. at the Bert J. Harris Agri-Civic
Center, 4509 George Blvd. Sebring,
Florida, Conference Room 2.
For information, please contact
Jim Otterman at 863-385-4900.


2006 Harley-Davidson motorcy-
cle. The motorcycle was headed
northward in the northbound
lane.
The front of the SUV struck
of the motorcycle head-on. The
motorcycle was pushed south-
bound in the north bound lane.
Both the driver and passenger
were ejected.
Mr. Gomez Cortez sustained
minor injuries. The crash oc-
curred about 3:35 p.m.


purchased power as well as
"trued up" costs for 2007 and
2008 fuel purchases.
Investor-owned utilities are
allowed to recover only the pru-
dently incurred costs of procuring
fuel and purchased power neces-
sary to meet customer demand
and are not allowed to make a
profit on fuel purchases. The fuel
charge appears on customer bills
as a separate line item charge.
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's consumers
receive their electric, natural gas,
telephone, water and wastewater
services in a safe, affordable and
reliable manner. The PSC exer-
cises regulatory authority over
utilities in the areas of rate base/
economic regulation; competitive
market oversight; and monitoring
of safety, reliability, and service.
For information, visit www.
floridapsc.com



Johnny David Ford, 44, was ar-
rested Nov. 25 and charged with
battery on an officer, firefighter,
EMT etc., petit larcenty first de-
gree property $100-$300, petit
larceny second offense and ob-
struction of justice or attempting
to influence/intimidate a law en-
forcement officer in his duties. J.
Perez was arresting officer.
Leslie Miller, 25, was arrested
Nov. 26 and charged with VOP:
felony or community control.
Deputy L. Preece was arresting
officer.
Harold Tony Hall, 54, was ar-
rested Nov. 26 on a warrant and
charged with burglary of a struc-
ture/conveyance, larceny theft is
between $300-$5,000 and deal-
ing in stolen property. Deputy L.
Preece was arresting officer.
Roderick Jacobs, 13, was ar-
rested Nov. 26 and charged with


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Hendry County Sheriff's Office is making copies of "Computer
COP" available to parents of school age children. It is a sim-
ple to use tool that enables parents and guardians to quickly
see what their children have been doing online.


Sheriff Ronnie Lee is proud to
announce that the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office is making copies
of "Computer COP" available to
parents of school age children in
Hendry County.
"ComputerCOP" is a simple to
use, yet powerful tool that enables
parents and guardians to quickly
see what their children have been
doing online; what websites they
have been accessing and if they
have been communicating per-
sonal information while online.
According to the sheriff's of
fice, research has shown that
while parents want to protect their
children from the dangers of the
Internet, more than 70 percent do
not use the parental control soft
ware that is either provided free
by their service provider or that
they have purchased.
Even when they have been in-
stalled, these blocking and filter-
ing software program often fail to
protect susceptible children from
pedophiles who seduce children
online.
One in five children on the
Internet said they had received
an unwanted sexual advance, ac-
cording to a study conducted by
the Crimes Against Children Re-
search Center.


property damage criminal mis-
chief between $200-$1,000 sub
sequent offense, vehicle theft
third degree and dealing in stolen
property. Deputy K. Thomas was
arresting officer.
Broderick McKenzie, 14, was
arrested Nov. 26 and charged with
burglary of a structure/convey-
ance unarmed with no person in-
side and petit larceny first degree
$100-$300. Deputy N. Thomas
was arresting officer.
Amos Leon Bradford, 19, was
arrested Nov. 26 and charged
with aggravated battery first de-
gree felony, weapons offense and
robbery with a firearm. CPD Of-
ficer Clifton Green was arresting
officer.
Ira Lee Haliburton, 25, was ar-
rested Nov. 24 and charged with
larceny $300-45,000, present-
ing false information to a law


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ComputerCOP Standard, a
Cd-Rom based Internet Monitor-
ing tool, is distributed to parents
on a CD. It first searches for and
then displays images on the com-
puter (including website images
and images from cell phones and
P.D.A,s).
Next, the program searches
the text on the computer for key-
words and phrases of, most nota
bly, a sexual or violent nature.
The program then displays
that text within the context of the
document for the parent or guard-
ian to review.
These CD's are available now
at the following locations locally:
Hendry County Sheriff's Offices
in LaBelle and Clewiston, Prop-
erty Appraiser's Offices in LaBelle
and Clewiston, Clerk of the Court
Offices in LaBelle and Clewiston,
Tax Collector's Offices in LaBelle
and Clewiston and the City of
Clewiston Police Department.
Sheriff Lee stated that this proj-
ect is being paid for totally from
money confiscated by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division during
raids on illegal drug operations
and that no public funds are in-
volved.


enforcement officer and giving
a false statement. Deputy Greg
Henderson was arresting officer.
Terrence Wright, 17, was ar-
rested Nov. 26 and charged with
a committing a felony with a
weapon, aggravated battery with
a weapon and robbery with a
firearm. CPD Officer Green was
arresting officer.


Many newspaper


Double fatality


on SR 29


By Pudge Lehman
Just returned from a vacation
with my sisters in north Georgia.
We had a wonderful time and the
leaves were still pretty for the first
few days.
To have an emergency mea-
sure when you are without a ruler
just remember a penny is 3/4
inches wide, a quarter is 1 inch
wide and a dollar bill is 6 1/8 inch-
es long and 2 1/2 inches wide.
Of course. you won't remem-
ber this when you need to so
write it down and keep it in your
wallet.
It's hard to get a grip on a big
mattress to move it. Make a sling
from a bed sheet and grip the
sheet ends.
If your toddler likes to go into a
room and lock the door just keep
a thick, short towel over the top
of the door and it won't close all
the way.
This is a short term hint when
your darling grandchildren come
for a visit. To fill small holes with


FHP seeks assistance


On Saturday, November 22,
2008 at 5:17 a.m., a traffic crash
occurred on County Road 833 in
Hendry County.
The crash was a head-on col-
lision between a white Chrysler
sport utility vehicle and a black
Ford pick-up truck.


The Florida Highway Patrol is
asking for any witnesses to the
crash, or anybody having other
information regarding this crash,
to please contact Corporal Jeff
Rongish at 239-278-7100 ext. 327.
Any assistance will be greately
appreciated.


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putty, use a drinking straw as a
dispenser. Stick it into the putty to
fill the end of the straw then pinch
the end to squeeze it into the nail
hole.
Sayin': Brain cells come and
brain cells go but fat cells live for-
ever.
When you hear someone say,
"Well, I caught myself lookin'"
you know you are in the presence
of a true southerner.
Bless your heart and ya'll have
a nice day.


PSC sets 2009


fuel charges for


power company





4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008


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in the newspaper as space permits.
WHAT HAPPENED TO LABELLE? It used to be that LaBelle was a
good town to rear a family. Now, we can't drink the water. Our sheriff
loses and election and can't get rid of enough department equipment
fast enough from one out-of-state newspaper article, because he
doesn't want the incoming sheriff to get it. What's that all about?
And what about that lawsuit the property appraiser, who is contest-
ing her loss in the election who pays for all that?
Things just aren't like they used to be when people stood straight
and talked straight and just did the right thing. Now it's all about
"me."

THANKSGIVING: You should check out the great piece on Newszap
about Americans and Thanksgiving. There may be hope for us yet.
Go to the Newszap Web site www.newzap.com, click on LaBelle and
you'll see it.

HARD TO BELIEVE: I'm hearing a lot about how the outgoing sher
iff is getting rid of a lot of stuff -inventory -before the new one comes
in. I heard and saw on the news about a vehicle he sold to a dealer
in Georgia just so the new sheriff wouldn't get it.
I have a hard time understanding why someone would do that. I
suppose, as long as he's sheriff, he has the right to dispose of inven-
tory as long as it's done legally and properly, but what's this about not
wanting the next man in line to use these things? I don't know what
to call it but childish.


Health watch: What is


Secondhand Smoke?


Letters to the Editor


Time to step up for
your country
It is time to put your party affili
ations and prejudices in the closet
with the other outdated stuff. Our
country is in dire need of all the
help we can give it. Rich or poor
we can all help.
The blessed need to remem
ber the people of our country got
them where they are today. It's
time for them to invest in Amer-
ica.
I seem to remember a great
man said, "Ask not what your
country can do for you. Ask what
you can do for your country."
Where do the industrial giants
think the people of America are
going to get money to buy their
products?
We need jobs in America for
Americans to make money to buy
their products. Wake up, invest in
America. If it were not your coun-
try you would not be where you
are today.
Most of us live from paycheck
to paycheck. It mainly goes to
pay for our homes, cars, health,
insurance, care, food, toiletries,
etc. There isn't much left over at
month's end.


We need good paying jobs for
Americans in America.
Refinance the house so the
people can make their payments.
No one wants to lose their home.
Gas is lower now than anyone
ever dreamed. I think the oil com-
panies finally figured out that oil
isn't worth anything if you can't
sell it.
Or maybe the alternative fuel
interests have them scared. I
don't remember hearing about
any new oil fields.
There are many other issues
too numerous to list. We must get
behind our new President and his
Congress and support their plans
to improve life in America. We
need to get America healthy be
fore we worry about other coun-
tries.
I was always told family needs
are to be met before anything
else. If America is to be #1, then
we must do all we can to help get
us there.
I believe the Declaration of
Independence says, "We the peo
ple of the United States .. ." that
means you and me.
To me that means it don't mat-
ter if you are a New York aristocrat
of a Florida red neck, the govern-
ment is supposed to work at mak-


ing "we the People's" life better.
But then, I'm just an old coun-
try boy, so what do I know?
Ed Kuntz,
LaBelle

Bailout or change out
For anyone not overwhelmed
with the "audacity' of the ever-
changing Barnum & Bailey three
ring circus "Bailout" now playing
in the center ring, please let me
know what you're either smoking
or drinking.
Ever since our President Elect
prognosticated his "audacious"
litany of "change & hope" into
the center ring as the omniscient
cure-all remedy for all the evils in
the world, the world has suddenly
exceeded everyone's expecta-
tions of evil.
It would seem that "When all
those chickens came home to
roost" they didn't come back as
chickens, but came back as Vul
tures.
There is nothing like the
"smell" of money to attract the
vultures and with our current
leaders treating our tax dollars like
"chicken feed", I'm reminded of
the story of the Marine Captain.
He was on an inspection tour


of the barracks and, upon com-
pletion of his tour, told the Gunny
Sergeant that the men smelled
bad, and he suggested that the
men needed to change their un-
derwear. The Gunny accepted
this as a command and immedi
ately set about getting the men
changing their underwear. Upon
receiving his command, the men
started changing their underwear.
Franks changed with Dodd, as
Reid changed with Pelosi, and so
it went until the entire Company
had changed their underwear.
Now, this is not to say that the
President Elect said that "Change
and Hope" meant that we all
needed to "change" our under-
wear in the "hope", and expecta-
tion that it could possibly clean
up the "smell" in Washington.
So, even though the promise of
"change" in Washington still lin-
gers, to be "brief", I'm not con-
vinced that things are going to
smell any better in the foreseeable
future, unless we "Change-out"
Fruit of the Loom Franks, Frisco
Boxer, Haines Harry, Designer
Dodd, and Petite Pelosi!
T. W. Bill Neville
LaBelle


Faith in the Marketplace


By Mary Ruth Prouty
Secondhand smoke is what
smokers breathe out. It is also
the smoke that comes from a
burning cigarette, cigar or pipe.
Did you know that smokers only
inhale about 15% of the smoke
from a cigarette and the rest goes
into the air?
If you are nearby you inhale
that smoke and that is passive or
involuntary smoking. You are tak-
ing in the poisons and chemicals
such as formaldehyde, cyanide,
carbon monoxide, arsenic and
ammonia just like the person
who is smoking! Many of the
substances stay in the air up to 3
hours after the cigarette, cigar, or
pipe is gone.
We all know the smoke is ir-
ritating to our eyes and noses
but it is especially bad for chil-
dren. Children who are exposed
to secondhand smoke are more
likely to get colds, allergies, ear
infections and develop asthma.
Babies of parents who smoke are
twice as likely to die from Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Some other effects of smoking on
children are increased fluid in the
middle ear, altering hearing that
can lead to speech problems; re-
duced lung functions (lungs that
don't work as well as they could);
coughing and wheezing more


than other children and be 3-5
months behind other children in
reading and math skills.
Each year 3,000 nonsmok
ers die from lung cancer caused
by secondhand smoke. A non-
smoker married to a smoker has
a 30% higher risk of lung cancer
than someone married to a non
smoker.
Did you know that being ex-
posed to secondhand tobacco
smoke all day is the same as
smoking 2 to 3 cigarettes per day?
What can you do? Don't be in a
home or car where a person is
smoking. Ask smokers to go out
side while they smoke. If you are
a smoker: take it outside. Don't
smoke around your children in
your home or car. Opening win-
dows is not enough: it can take 3
hours for the smoke and chemi-
cals to clear out.
Most smokers want to quit,
but they need help. It is Hard
to Quit Smoking. As Mark Twain
said, "Quitting smoking is easy.
I've done it a thousand times."
Most smokers want to quit, but
they need help. If you are tobacco
user and want to quit smoking
cigarettes, pipes, cigars or using
smokeless tobacco products call
the health department for help!
It's never too late.


Weather Forecast
Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Today: Sunny, with a high near 79 and Northeast winds around 5
mph becoming calm.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. East wind between
3 and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79 and winds from the northeast
between 3 and 5 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53 and winds from
the north around 6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77 and light winds from
the north.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Monday:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.





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Prepare for Christmas in the spirit of the holiday


Christmas is coming! I knew
that several weeks ago when I
started to hear Christmas music
in the stores and malls.
Now don't get me wrong, I
love Christmas
and the music
that goes with it.
But I've become
quite cynical
about Christmas
music in stores.
I couldn't
help but notice
that most of the Fr. Alan
music was the Kelmereit
secular stuff;
you know, I Saw Mommy Kissing
Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, and
so on. Some of the religious mu-
sic still makes onto the playlist,
though.
What is it that makes me
cynical? I'm convinced that the


purpose behind all this Christ
mas music has little to do with a
celebration of Christmas, but is
mostly an attempt to pry our wal
lets open as wide as possible.
It can be difficult to genuinely
prepare for Christmas when it has
become more of a commercial
holiday than a religious one. For
a lot of people, preparation con
sists of getting presents for others,
sometimes to please them, some
times just to satisfy an obligation.
For many, the success of
Christmas is measured in the
number of presents received, and
the value of the gifts is measured
by their cost.
It's a pretty sad picture. And it's
difficult for even the most faithful
to stay out of this kind of Christ-
mas trap.
How then do we go about
preparing for Christmas, have all


the fun of the season, and still be
faithful to the real reason Christ
mas exists?
Many churches observe the
season of Advent, the four Sun
days preceding Christmas day.
The word 'advent' means 'com-
ing,' and the Advent season is
about just that, the coming of
Jesus. It helps us to focus on not
only his coming as an infant two
millennia ago, but on the fact that
he will return.
The services and the music of
Advent all direct us to a serious
consideration of the theme of the
coming Jesus. It gives us an op-
portunity to take a break from the
shopping that so often becomes
more of a hassle than a joy, and
recall that there is a joyful side to
Christmas that has nothing to do
with receiving presents.
We have already received the


greatest present of all time -Je
sus, and through him, life.
I highly recommend that you
make a special effort this year
to prepare for Christmas spiritu-
ally as well as for the exchange of
Christmas presents.
It's helped me to recover the
genuine joy of Christmas day, and
to understand that the real value
of the gifts I receive is the love
that went into the selection and
the giving.
Most of all, its helped me to
have a time of renewal in my
spiritual life which I couldn't have
in any other way. Happy prepara-
tion!
Fr. Alan Is pastor of Church of the
Good Shepherd, one block south of
Rt 80 on Colllngswood Pkwy in Port
LaBelle. 863-675-0385. Faithmarket-
place@embarqmall.com.


Be Healthy, Be Happy!

Healthy or not: Flu shots can make the difference


By Brenda Barnes
It's not too late! You can still
get your flu shot.
December 8 14
is recognized as
National Influ-
enza Vaccination
Week.
If you get the
flu, it can cause
you misery for
over a week! Brenda
It can make Barnes
you miss work,
school, and activities you enjoy.
Get vaccinated for a healthier
winter.
Many providers in the area of


fer the flu shot at a reasonable
rate. The money you spend get-
ting the flu shot will out weigh
the costs of lost time from work
should you get the flu.
The top three reasons you
should get your flu shot:
1. Protects Other People Get-
ting a flu shot not only protects
you from getting the flu, but you
are also protecting your family
and friends or anyone that you
may come in contact with.
2. Prevent Severe Illness Over
200,000 people are hospitalized
every year from flu related com-
plications. Kids under 2 years of
age and adults over 65 years of
age are more likely to be hospital-


ized from the effects of the flu.
3. Prevent Flu-Related Deaths
- Each year, over 36,000 people
in the US die because of the flu.
Most of these deaths are people
aged 65 and older. More people
die from the flu than from any
other vaccine-preventable dis-
ease.
Remember to wash your
hands often. Try not to touch your
eyes, nose & mouth until you've
washed your hands thoroughly.
Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough or
sneeze.
Discard the tissue in the trash
and wash your hands immedi-
ately afterwards. If you do get the


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

Visit Santa
Come visit Santa at Seacoast
National Bank, 17 N. Lee Street,
from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18 and get a
free family picture.

Work day at park
The Hendry/LaBelle Recre-
ation Board and Coalition for
Eco-Recreation would like to in-
vite community organizations,
youth groups and individuals to
a LaBelle Nature Park Trail Clean
Up on Sat. Dec. 6, 2008 and Feb.
1, 2009 from 8 until 10 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to rake
and pull weeds around the gentle
old oak and rake trails leading to
the old oak. Gloves, long sleeved
shirts, long pants, sturdy shoes
and insect repellent are recom-
mended.
Participants are encouraged
to bring their own gloves, rakes,
clippers, and wheelbarrows.
Water will be provided Call
Margaret England at 863-674-0695
for information.
The LaBelle Nature Park is lo-
cated at Hardee Street and Fraser


flu, stay home, get plenty of rest,
drink plenty of liquids and avoid
alcohol and tobacco use.
Talk to your doctor about rec-
ommendations for getting a flu
shot. Remember that it takes up
to 2 weeks to provide protection
after you get the shot. Protect
Yourself.
Protect your family and friends.
Get Vaccinated!
Remember, be healthy and be
happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public Infor-
mation Officer and Planning Con-
sultant for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments. If you
would like to read an article about
a particular health topic, please call
863-674-4047, extension 126)


on the Caloosahatchee River in
LaBelle. Website: http://www.la
bellenaturepark.net

Volunteer for Hope
Hospice
Hope Hospice will conduct a
volunteer training class at its of-
fice located at 80 Sugarland Park
Drive, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Saturday, January 10: 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Light Breakfast and lunch
provided.
Volunteers are needed for
many tasks including patient care,
transportation, and office. Span
ish language skills a plus.
No experience necessary.
Attendance the entire day is re-
quired. A volunteer application,
TB test, and criminal background
check are to be completed prior
to the class. To enroll, call Joe
Pardi at 863-983-7771 extension
15180.

Pancake breakfast
The Ortona Community Asso-
ciation will hold its first Pancake
Breakfast of the season on Satur-
day, Dec. 13, from 7-9 a.m. at the
Ortona Community Hall, on Or-
tona Road (Highway 78A).
The delicious all you-can-eat
breakfast includes sausage, pan
cakes, juice and coffee for $4.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Flora & El
la's Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Instead
of a gift exchange, there will be a
free will collection for charity. All
widows are welcome.


to be held
Relay For Life of LaBelle Com-
mittee and Team Captain Meeting
will be held on Dec. 9, at the Com-
munity Christian School, 1092 E.
Cowboy Way, at 6 p.m.

Holiday Hay rides
The LaBelle Moose Lodge
Women of the Moose will be hav-
ing their Annual Hayride and Car
oling on Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
It is a fun-filled ride around our
town caroling and spreading the
holiday spirit. Open to the public.
The LaBelle Moose Lodge is lo-
cated at the end of Jaycee Lions
Drive.

Post office, 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.

Museum open house
The LaBelle Heritage Museum
is having its second Christmas
Open House TONIGHT 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.


troops
SupportOurTroops.Org is
making this call on behalf of the
60+ troop-related groups across
America who send care pack-
ages to the troops. Just go to
SupportOurTroops.Org, click on
the Christmas 2008 Care Package
Icon.
1. Over 60 groups are listed
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.

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

Kids shop for gifts
Kiwanis Thrift Store's 4th An-
nual Children Only Christmas
Shopping Saturday, December 6,
8-10 a.m.
Children ages 4-12 are wel-
come to come to the thrift store
and shop for Christmas gifts for
their friends and family. Volun-
teers will be on hand to help the
younger children, if needed.
Coffee, juice and snacks will
be provided for parents while you
wait.Free gift wrapping by LHS
Key Club.

Food for homeless
The Hendry-Glades Homeless
Coalition is collecting food. Please
drop off food items any time this
month at United Way House, 117


Community Briefs

Relay for Life meeting Christmas for the





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008 5


United Way kicks off



2008-09 Annual Campaign


LABELLE, FL (November 24,
2008) The United Way of Hen-
dry and Glades Counties' has
kicked-off its 2008-2009 Annual
Campaign. The goal for the cam-
paign is $194,000.
Michael Talaga, Senior Vice-
President, Human Resources
and Information Technology for
Alico, Inc., and Tommy Perry of
Johnson-Prewitt and Associates
are serving as volunteer co-chairs
for this year's Campaign for the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties. "There's such a need
in the community and as leaders
here locally, we want to give back
to help make the community a
better place for everyone. Now,
more than ever, it is important that
we reach 100% of our goal so that
the United Way's Partner Agen
cies can receive their full share of
the funds," said Mr. Talaga."
"Many of our friends, neigh-
bors and co-workers are expe-
riencing the pain brought on by
our sagging economy. We each
need to reach out a hand to those
in need and "LIVE UNITED," said
Tommy Perry, co-chair of the
campaign. "LIVE UNITED" is the
theme for this year's campaign.
"You never know when you are
going to be in need of a helping
hand, and the United Way Partner
Agencies are there to help anyone
through those tough times in life,"
Perry concluded.
A local network of thirty-four
agencies and programs will re-
ceive funds from the 2008-2009
United Way of Hendry & Glades
fundraising campaign. These
agencies include: The Salvation
Army, the Children's Advocacy
Center, Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Healthy Families and
many others. This network serves
a diverse range of needs: nurtur-
ing children and youth, strength-
ening families, meeting critical
needs such as helping the elderly


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Submitted photo
Tommy Perry of Johnson-Prewitt and Associates is serving
as volunteer co-chair for this year's campaign.


and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities
by bringing health and human
services to neighborhoods. The
network of United Way agencies
helped over 21,000 people in
Hendry and Glades Counties last
year.
Extensive volunteer involve-
ment allows the United Way to
keep fundraising costs extremely
low, and community volunteers
evaluate agency performance
and thoroughly study agency
budgets and programs to make
sure United Way dollars are spent
efficiently and with impact. All
money raised through the United
Way of Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties campaign remains in the
Hendry and Glades area, aiding
members of the community who
really need the help.
In addition to raising funds
for human service organizations


SIt Must be Love.

It Must be Hospice.

"... you have changed my life and
provided me with the motivation to live
each day to thefullest. Life has become so
much more meaningful every moment."
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in our community, the United
Way promotes partnerships and
collaborations among agencies,
helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions
that continue to improve lives.
For more information please
call United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades Counties at (239) 433-
2000 or (863) 675-8383, or visit
www.unitedwaylee.org.


Plamondon excels in competition


By Sonja Crawford
Mavis Plamondon, Hendry
County 4-H member, achieves
second place winning a $400
savings bond in the Nation in the
Chicken Barbecue Competition
during the National 4-H Poultry
& Egg Conference in Louisville,
Kentucky, November 19-20.
Mavis started her grill promptly
at 8:45 a.m. in the cold, windy, 30
F weather grilling four chicken
halves in the time allotment of
2 V2 hours. Mavis prepared her
chicken with a rub of Everglades
Seasoning then the last 20 min-
utes of cooking Mavis sauced her
chicken with her very own special
sauce made of Gator Hammock
Sauce, Kraft Thick and Spicy as
well as honey. The honey was
from her family's honeybee busi-
ness. Approximately 10:15 a.m,
Mavis placed her best two bar-
becued chicken halves in an en-
closed container displaying con-
testant number 7 and her sauce
recipe to the contest coordinator
to be presented to a panel of judg-
es to be scored for cooking skills
as well as sensory evaluation.
The cooking skills score sheet
consisted of equipment and uten-
sils, appearance and cleanliness,
starting the fire, controlling the
fire, preparing chicken for grilling,
and barbecuing skill with a total
possible points of 70. The sensory
evaluation score sheet, 80 points
possible, consisted of degree of
doneness, appearance, texture,
taste, as well as after taste.
The final step in the contest
was an oral presentation. Ma-


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Hendry County 4-H'er Mavis Plamondon earned second place
in the National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference's Chicken Bar-
becue Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 19-20.


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of the broiler industry, inspection
of poultry, food safety, nutrition
and barbecue safety. Presenta
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very proud of Mavis' accomplish-
ment. Hendry County 4-H would
like to thank the Hendry County
Fair Association and the Florida
4-H Foundation for sponsoring
Mavis to attend the National com-
petition.
For more information about
the 4-H Chicken and Turkey Bar-
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The Glades County School Board
Held A Reorganizational Meeting
On November 18, 2008
And Established The Following
Meeting Schedule

A Regular Meeting Will Be Held
On December 11, 2008 at 9:00a.m.
Beginning In January, Regular Meetings
Will Be Held On The
Second Thursday At 6:00p.m. And
The Fourth Thursday At 9:00am.
In The Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-2083


Ranchettes resident honored

for community service
At the recent Port LaBelle Ranchettes Property Own-
ers Association Meeting Roger Saunders, a Ranchettes
resident, was presented with a Community Appreciation
Award for his outstanding dedication and service to the
Ranchettes and surrounding communities. Mr. Saunders
is pictured on the left with his award presented on behalf
of the community by Don Munch, president of the Ranch-
ettes Property Owners Association. Mr. Saunders is the
Citizen Captain of the Glades County Port LaBelle Citizens
on Patrol Program, with over 20 active members, as well
as several new members pending. The Glades County
Sheriff's Office has been very supportive of the Citizens
on Patrol program. Please contact Mr. Saunders at 675-
6288 or sandybar@embarqmail.com if you are interested
in being a part of this important community program.





6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Kick off your holiday with a little comedy
Watch Jan Groves and Bob Butts on stage at the Firehouse Cultural Center as they show how
public transportation and the New York Daily Times crossword puzzle can bring two people
together. 2 ACROSS by Jerry Mayer (Samuel French). a light comedy, begins Dec. 11 and
continues Dec. 12, 13, 14 and Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21. Show times 7 p.m., Thurs., Fri. and Sat.; 2
p.m. Sun. Linda Reecer directs this one. The Firehouse Cultural Center, is located at 241 N.
Bridge St., LaBelle. $12 with reservation; $14 at door. Call 863-675-3066,


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.

Teen Challenge pro-
gram planned
Saturday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m.
at First Baptist Church in LaBelle
the Teen Challenge Stay Sharp
Program will host Live Worship
Music by Freedom Fellowship
Praise & Worship Band.
Stay Sharp is a DVD-based
drug prevention presentation for
middle and high school youth. It's


a hard hitting, high energy pre-
vention message regarding abuse
and its consequences. This is a vi-
sually dramatic presentation that
features students telling their per-
sonal journeys toward destruction
that includes a precise description
of the "Facts, Lies and Costs" of il-
licit drug use.

Christmas in the
'Hands of God'
Freedom Fellowship would
like to invite the community of
LaBelle to the "Hands of God"
outreach on Wednesday, Dec. 17,
from 7:30-9 p.m. at the U-Save
parking lot. While supplies last,
Christmas presents for needy
kids between the ages of 4 6 will
be handed out during the event.
Music, puppets and dance will ac-
company the event.

Cowboy Church hosts
food and fellowship
Come and gather with us on
Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. food


and fellowship at 7 p.m. gospel
music and the word brought this
month by Pastor Paul Harris from
the church of the New Beginning
at Port LaBelle. Come and listen
to a man who knows the word of
God. You are also welcome to our
Christmas dinner that evening.
All are welcome. We are located
on the corner of Fifth and Main,
at the community building, Palm-
dale.

'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,


Community Briefs


Donate socks and
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.

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.

Biologist to speak at
Audubon
Everglades Agricultural Area
Biologist, Elise Pearlstine, will
present an informative program
on "How do Birds Respond to
a Dynamic Agricultural Land-


scape?" at the Hendry-Glades
Audubon meeting to be held at
the Clewiston Museum at 7 p.m.
on Monday Dec. 8. The museum
is located at 109 Central Ave in
Clewiston south of the Clewiston
Inn. The public is invited to attend
this presentation sponsored by
Hendry-Glades Audubon.
Hendry-Glades Audubon
501c3 (2006) has over 100 mem-
bers residing in Hendry, Glades,
and Okeechobee Counties. For
information about Hendry Glades
Audubon or chapter sponsored
birding events including STA5
tours or the Jan. 3, Christmas Bird
Count contact: Steve Buczynski,
Chapter President 863-902-0856
or Margaret England 863-674-
0695 sta5birding@embarqmail.
com


Pre-file now for ag
classification
The Hon. Kristina A. Kulpa,
Hendry County Property Apprais-
er, announces that her office is
now taking pre-files for 2009 for
the Agriculture Classification.
Do You Have a Commercial
Ag Business? Have you recently
made ANY changes to this busi-
ness/land? If you answered yes
then here are a few things you
MUST remember,
Agricultural Classifications
arc not transferable.
New owners of agricultural
lands must apply in order to re-
ceive an agricultural classification
If the status of the land


changes in any way, it is the re-
sponsibility of the taxpayer to no-
tify our office.
If you have any questions or
concerns regarding Agricultural
Classification please feel free to
contact Karen Robinson, our
Agriculture Specialist, at 863-675-
5270 or visit our web site at www.
hendryprop.org.

File for 2009 tax
savings early
Honorable Kristina Kulpa
would like all Hendry County
property owners to know that
the deadline for filing any 2009
Homestead Exemption, limited
income Senior Exemption or Ag-
ricultural Classification is March
2, 2009. Ms. Kulpa wants every-
one to be sure that they apply for
these benefits before the deadline
so her office is now accepting ap-
plications for early filing of your
2009 homestead and portability
benefits.
Avoid the rush in January and
February when Senior Exemption
(limited income) and the Agricul-
tural classification applications
will begin to be accepted.
You can go to our website
www.hendryprop.org and down-
load your application form. By
doing this you will be sure that
you have all necessary docu-
ments with you when you come
to the office to apply. Our offices
in Clewiston and LaBelle are open
from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
thru Friday. If you need additional
information you can call 863-983-


Births


Beryl Laurent


Johnson-


Paul
Gillian Johnson and John Paul
of Fort Myers are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daughter,
Beryl Laurent. on July 15, 2008, in
Cape Coral, FL. The young lady
weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and
was 21.5 inches long at birth.
Beryl was welcomed home by


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3B12BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME
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2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES w/413r/23a
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LAND CON. .
180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
(863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen

WATERFRONT HOMES
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast
bar, cedar lined closets, office,solar system, lec
tric drapes in den/living room, irrigation system,
security lights, paved circle driveway, dock &
ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom & office
REDUCED! $4 20,0e0 $999,000!
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BAw/boat dock, 12,000 ib boat lift, covered
boat house. This immaculate home has a den,
screened lanai, breakfast room, dining area,
pantry, Coran countertops, large walk-in clos-
ets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shutters for
riverside of home Lush lawn is irrigated from
the river $500,000
WATERFRONT HOMESITES
240 ft of navigable creek front River views,
access, and dock permit. Deed restricted com-
munity, .72 +/- ac $399,900
.45 +/ ac culde sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of
water frontage & tons of privacy, $149,900


ACREAGE
80+/ ac income producing citrus grove
w/microjet irrigation. Can be 80+split for end-
less possibilities. $9,500/ac.
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
4807 +/ ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
4332 +/-ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture Well & power on site. $949,000
20 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting locat-
ed in Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
5 +/ ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M
$175,000
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in
Muse $125,000
Private five acres off N 29 with beautiful oaks,
adjoins Lykes Bros. and is convenient to LaBelle
$80,000.
2.5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
$65,000.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $16,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50
+/- acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.


COE Students of the Month for November
Submitted photos/Country Oaks
Country Oaks Elementary
School is pleased to an-
nounce the name of stu-
dents selected as students
of the month for November.
Students included are: In
the first row, Rubyen Mckay,
Kyleigh Stitt, Yahaira Reyes,
Naomi Cervantes, Miguel
Ramirez, Lizbeth Mendoza,
Noarsy Perle, Jaden Bridges.
I In the second row are: Aliza
Rodriguez, Andrew Perez,
< Jose Trejo, Karem Juarez,
Jacqueline Leon, Kamia
Jackson, Vanessa Montalvo.
Students in the third row are:
Agustin Perez, Nain Jaimes,
Rebekah Garcia, Mario Rive-
ra, Clayton Griffin, Zachary
Reyna, Kevin Mancilla, Ve-
ronica Gomez. Not pictured:
Raylin Perez.

In the first row, Eduardo
Gomez, Leandro Madrid, Luis
Acevedo, Markquis Skervin,
Juan Zamora, Caleb Stitt,
Ivan Espinoza. In the second
row are: Jonathan Morales,
Mireya Vasquez, Angelica
Jimenez, Jesse Huff, Hannah
Andrews, Jeffery Harris. Stu-
dents selected in the third
row are: Margarita Madrid,
Ana Arreola, Erick Pena, Su-
jeivelis Rueda, Mathew Rey-
na, David Sanchez.


Lunch Menu

Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of: Dec.
4-11
LaBelle area schools

Primary grades
Thursday, Dec. 4: Cheese-
burger, with lettuce, tomato, and
pickles, French fries, orange juice
choice of milk
Friday, Dec. 5: Turkey sand-
wich, vegetable beef soup, oat-
meal raisin cookie, cherry slush,
choice of milk
Monday, Dec. 8: Mac and
cheese, popcorn chicken, or sau
sage patty, green beans, diced
peaches, choice of milk.


Tuesday, Dec. 9: Hot dog,
baked potato tots, cole slaw with
dressing, strawberry cake, or
cookie, choice of milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 10: Ital-
ian dunkers, corn, pineapple, ice
cream cup, choice of milk.
Thursday, Dec. 11: Barbeque
chicken sandwich, sunchips,
baked beans, orange pineapple
juice, choice of milk

Secondary grades
Thursday, Dec. 4: Chili with
beans, baked cheese sandwich,
diced pears, choice of milk.
Friday, Dec. 5: Chili dog,
baked potato tots, mixed fruit,


Educational Briefs


Poinsettias at CC S
CCS has over 200 poinsettia
plants available. The price is $12
per plant. Delivery is Dec. 3 at the
school. Call 675-3277 for more
info or stop by the school to pick
up your holiday plant.

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


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* Plenty of room for gardening on these


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call 675-3277.

LES advisors to meet
LaBelle Elementary School Ad-
visory 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 en
joy spaghetti in the cafeteria from


5-7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3.

COES Toy Drive
Country Oaks Elementary will
be collecting toys again this year
for the Salvation Army. All toys
will be distributed in LaBelle. If
you would like to drop off any
unwrapped toys, you may bring
them to our office. We will collect
toys until December 18th. If you
would like to make a monetary
donation, please make checks
payable to the Salvation Army and
make a note that it is for LaBelle
Christmas toys. For more info, call
Annie at 674-4140.


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Monday, Dec. 8: Barbeque
chcicken sandwich, French fries,
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Tuesday, Dec. 9: Nachos,
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Wednesday, Dec. 10: Hoagie
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008


Barron runs at State meet Sport Shorts


On Friday November 14, the
LHS Boys Cross Country season
came to an end, finishing ninth
out of twelve teams at the Re-
gional Championships in Estero.
The top six teams and top 15 in-
dividuals would advance to the
State Championship in Dade City
at Little Everglades Ranch on Sat-
urday, November 22.
In the regional race, the Cow
boys were led by the 7th place
finish of Gabriel Barron (17; 10),
By doing so, Barron became the
first boys runner to qualify for
State Championship sines 2000.
The rest of his teammates ran
well but with the Cowboys now
in a new, tougher District/Region
(since 2005) their best was not
good enough.
Junior Chris Timms finished
second for LaBelle with a time
of 18:47 (38th over-ail}. The next
in were Sophomore Caleb Baker
19:13 (49), Sophomore David
Miller 19:30 (57) sad Junior Cesar
Mateo 19:39 (61). Their total team
score of 200 points was well off
the score of the sixth place (Na-
ples) that qualified for State with
146 points.
Freshman Carlos Santillan
20:52 (73) and Senior Timmy
Fromm 21:11 (80) ware the sixth
and seventh runners in for the
Cowboys, The team has ail of
their top runners back next year


The LaBelle High School Cross Country team.


and hope to take the next big step
forward and qualify for State.
Sophomore Gabriel Barren
was the lone representative from
LaBelle High School (and Hsndry
County) to compete in this year's
State Cross Country Champion
ship.
On a chilly Saturday morn-
ing in Dade City Gabriel, only a
sophomore, would save his best
race for last. The undersized run-
ner from LaBelle (5'6") not only
had to compete against many
older and experienced runners
but the weather as well. At the of
the race the temperature, when
figuring in the wind chill factor
was somewhere in the upper 30s,
Despite these odds. Gabriel was
determined to do his best. Maybe


Submitted photo


it was the adrenalin, maybe was it
was the fear maybe it was a com-
bination of everything that moved
him to ran so well.
His first two miles went un-
believably fast, at just over five
minutes each. At the time, he
was in approximately twenty-
fifth place and anything in the
top fifty would have been a great
accomplishment. But Gabriel
continued his furious pace and
actually moved up six over the
last 1.1 miles to finish nineteenth
over-alL His time of 16:14 was a
School record and was the the
finishing Sophomore out of the
one hundred-eighty runners in
the Class 2A race. Hopefully, we
will be hearing a lot more about
Gabriel Barren in the future.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant

Standing behind our kids
The LaBelle Kiwanis Club presented a check for $500 to the Junior Pro Baskeball League
on Dec. 1. The donation will help the league with sponsorships and also with its annual
scholarship. Pictured from left: Maria Sandoval of the LaBelle Kiwanis Club Youth Service
Committee member, Junior Pro Program Director Darrell Harris and Kiwanian/Junior Pro
Coach Mat Soud.


Be a savvy shopper this holiday season


Archery:
The Lee County Archers are
registering new participants. The
following events take place at the
Nalle Grade County Park Range in
North Ft. Myers:
THURSDAY: December 18, 7
p.m. Monthly Membership Meet
ing and 20 Yard Target League.
SUNDAY: December 21, 3D
Archery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort Myers.
The shoot is hosted by the Lee
County Archers. A roving field
range consisting of 20 3D target
stations, and a 14 station NF.AA.
field course. Sign up 8 8:30 a.m.;


shotgun start at 9 a.m. A $10
shooting fee applies. Info: Ben
Brown (239) 369-6212.
SUNDAY: January 4, 9 a.m.,
900 Round event.
Kayak clinic offered
Wednesday, December 10,
from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of Kayaking
and paddle the Orange River with
an instructor! This class will intro-
duce you to basic kayaking tech-
niques. Then you will have the
opportunity to use your new skills
on a guided trip on the Orange
River. Launch from Manatee Park
kayak launch. Please bring water


bottle, sun-screen and shoes that
may get wet. Children must be ac-
companied by an adult.
$25 fee. Register by calling 533-
7440 or online www.leeparks.org
Manatee Park is open daily
from 8 a.m.-sundown. The Visi-
tor Center and Gift Shop are now
open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Parking is $1/hr per vehicle, maxi-
mum $5. No Pets. Manatee Park
is located at 10901 Palm Beach
Blvd. 1.3 miles east of 1-75 on SR
80 directly across the street from
the FPL power plant. For more
information go to www.leeparks.
org


Varsity cagers lose; FWC opens


JV picks up win


The LaBelle Cowboys dropped
their first two games at home on
Monday and Wednesday. Mon-
day, Centennial High School
Eagles came from behind to beat
the Cowboys 49-53.
The Cowboys led the whole
game with 56 seconds the Eagles
hit a 3 pointer to go ahead for
good.
The Cowboys fought hard and
played a great first quarter scor
ing twenty seven points but were
plagued with foul trouble the rest
of the game. Dorian Deas led all
Cowboy cagers with thirteen
points. Robert Ford turned in a
double double with ten points
and eleven rebounds. Sopho-
more Marcus Simmons added
eleven points.
Wednesday night Immoaklee
High came to town and the Cow-
boys reversed their great play by
playing a great second half. The
Cowboys were hampered by
poor free throw shooting missing
eighteen from the line.
The final score was I.H.S. 63
and LaBelle 59. Dorean Deas


led all scorers with twenty points
juniors Adrian Pena and Dale
Thompson combined for twenty
seven of the Cowboys point,s
most which were scored in the
second half. Dadrion Williams
handed out six assists and had six
steals while scoring six points.

Cowboys J.V wins
The J.V Cowboys basketball
team opened up the season with
a 46-40 victory over the Immoka-
lee Indians. Braxton Ford led all
players in scoring with 15 points
and 2 assists. Noel Gutierrez add-
ed nine points and 5 rebounds in
the winning effort. Jessie Thomas
dropped in 8 points and 7 re
bounds for the junior Cowboys.




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wildlife areas
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
reopened Everglades and Francis
S. Taylor wildlife management
areas to public access. Beginning
Thursday, Nov. 27, legal hunting,
fishing, frogging 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. Taking game
remains prohibited, except for
ducks, coots, and snipe.
The general gun-walk season
in Conservation Area 3A North,
scheduled to open Nov. 29 and
close Dec. 28, is cancelled.


LANGFORD FORD & HIS INVITE YOU TO A

SPECIAL SCHOOL SPIRIT EVENT


TALLAHASSEE -- With the hol-
iday shopping season kicking off
last weekend, Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson is
encouraging consumers to shop
wisely, know their rights and keep
track of purchases. Whether
shopping by telephone, catalog,
in retail stores or online, it pays to
be a savvy consumer.
"Being smart about shopping
and exercising a little care can be
the difference between having a
happy holiday season and a disas-
trous one," Bronson said.
Among tips to help you shop
wisely:
-- Get the best deal. Com-
parison shop and research mer-
chants' pricing policies, as some
will match, or even beat, a com-
petitor's price. Where applicable,
check shipping and handling fees
and don't forget to factor those
into the cost of the item.


EDISON


-- Can you get your money
back? Check out a merchant's
refund and return policies before
you buy.
-- Check delivery dates. When
shopping by phone, in a catalog
or online, find out how long it
takes for the item to be delivered,
and be sure to order merchandise
early enough to make sure that it
arrives on time.
-- Protect your privacy and
know whom you're dealing
with. Provide personal informa-
tion, such as a credit card num-
ber, home address or telephone
number, only when necessary
and make sure that you know
the merchant with whom you are
dealing. If you've never heard of
the seller, check them out with
your local Better Business Bureau
orwith Bronson's Division of Con-
sumer Services at 1-800-HELPFLA
(1-800-435-7352) before you de-
cide to make a purchase.


--Trackyour purchases. When
shopping online, keep printouts
of the web pages with details
about the transaction, including
any warranties, or return and re-
fund policies. When shopping by
phone or from a catalog, keep re-
cords of your order, including the
company's name, address, phone
number, date of your order and
item number or description of the
merchandise you ordered.
-- Keep receipts. You may
need them to return an item or
reconcile a credit card statement.
When purchasing a gift, ask for a
separate gift receipt.
For additional consumer in
formation or to file a complaint
against a business, Floridians can
visit the department's Division of
Consumer Services website at
http://www.800helpfla.com or
call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352).


CHECK OUT THE NEW REDESIGNED 2009 F150 & ALL THE GREAT NEW FORDS.


Friday, December 5'h

:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Sign in and you could
win a Garmin GPS!
$10 will be donated to
LaBelle High School for
each of the first 200
people who sign in. *

$500 will be donated to
the School of your choice
if you sign in at this event
& buy any new Ford from
Langford Ford before
December 31, 2008


Come hungryl
There will be free refreshments
&the LaBelle Quarterback Club
will be onhand offering their
famous Hot Dogs
and Hamburgers.


SaturdiVay, Decemiiber .II

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Take a test drive in
any new Ford, get
a free $10 Target gift
card, & we will donate
an additional
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All Bikers Welcome!
Open: Thurs. 4pm to 10pm
Fri. 4pm to2am
Sat, 12pm to 2am
Sun. 12pm to 10pm


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Formerly Doug Scratchley
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875 INDUSTRIAL COURT
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Wildlife needs good landowners


Submitted photo

Family Camp experience.
Troop members and families gathered at Riverside Retreat for the Enchanted Forest Family
Camp on Friday evening, November 21. After setting up tents, everyone helped to make our
own troop version of royal stone soup while reading Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. Then it
was time for a campfire with s'mores and songs, of course. Pictured from left: Emily Higgin-
botham (Junior Girl Scout), Natalie Martinez and Lilly Dunivent.


Submitted photo

Knot a problem
The chilly weather on Saturday morning did not prevent the girls from enjoying a visit to
Knot-a-lot for bookmark making and knot tying followed by an ABC nature hike through the
enchanted forest to the Caloosahatchee River. Girls concluded the event with the friendship
circle mid-morning on Saturday. This camp was part of a progression series as the girls pre-
pare to attend a Hendry Glades Neighborhood Camp experience in January 2009. Pictured
from left: Emily Higginbotham, Elly Long and Amanda Higginbotham.


Most Floridians are aware of
the state's purchase of the Bab-
cock Ranch Preserve. A golden
web of interconnected public
and private lands, consisting of
somewhere in the neighbor-
hood of 200,000 acres, stretches
through the center of the state
from Sarasota County east to
Lake Okeechobee. Here, wildlife
has a real opportunity to flourish,
even in the face of significant hu-
man intervention.
On the western end of this belt,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con
servation Commission (FWC) and
its partner agencies, the National
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS), the Southwest Florida
Water Management District and
Sarasota County, have forged
numerous conservation partner-
ships with private landowners.
The partnerships have created a
web of wildlife habitat stretching
well to the west of the Babcock
Ranch Preserve into the heart of
the Myakka River Basin.
This belt is the cornerstone for
conservation of wildlife species
that live north and west of Flori-
da's River of Grass. Importantly,
areas of this size are essential to
the survival of wildlife popula-
tions, because wildlife requires
large amounts of contiguous,
quality habitat if native species
are to remain viable and healthy.
Areas like this one also provide
resting spots and sustenance to
large numbers of migratory birds
funneling through peninsular
Florida as they travel down the
Atlantic flyway. Passerines in par-
ticular must maintain high num-
bers, because the long, arduous
migration takes a significant toll
on their populations. Only large
habitats can support the number
of birds needed for species sur-
vival.
At the forefront of the FWC's
private-partnership efforts is the
agency's Landowner Assistance
Program (LAP). LAP biologists
throughout the state enroll, fund
and work with private landown
ers and other agencies and con
servation groups to ensure wild-
life gets the things it needs -- land
that is managed properly for the
benefit of wildlife and people.
One such private cooperator is
Buster Longino, whose ranch is
in eastern Sarasota County. Of his
8,000 acres, fully half are enrolled
in conservation programs.
At the direction of Longino,
ranch manager Cliff Coddington
employs best management prac-


tices for wildlife that complement
the 4,000-acre cattle operation.
Programs include wetlands miti-
gation and restoration programs
and a quail restoration program
that uses prescribed fire to en-
courage restoration of native
plant species.
The ranch is also an approved
recipient site for relocated gopher
tortoises. The forestry manage-
ment program, is based on the
natural regeneration of native
pine trees. In addition, the ranch


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manager employs best practices
for rangeland management, and
drip irrigation is used to con-
serve water in the modest orange
grove.
Because of careful planning,
with conservation in mind, the
ranch remains a viable economic
entity as well as a safe haven for
wildlife populations of both game
and nongame species. Turkeys,
quail, deer, gopher tortoises and
pine lilies, a rare plant species,
abound.


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Submitted photo/Marc Ellis
Dobby, a tiny gibbon just three months old is doing very well. He is sitting up and starting to
sing like his elders. Dobby is being well cared for at The Talkin' Monkey Project in Pioneer
Plantation, a primate rescue facility. If you would like to help the monkeys by volunteering or
with a donation, please check out the Web site at http://www.talkinmonkeysproject.org./



Get your own primate original


At just over three months of
age Dobby, the infant gibbon born
at The Talkin' Monkeys Project in
Pioneer Plantation, is right on tar-
get developmentally. The Talkin'
Monkeys Project, the life work of
Debbie Misotti, is a sanctuary for
abused and unwanted monkeys.
Debbie said Dobby is sitting up
and has even starting to sing like
his elders.
Also at The Talkin' Monkeys,
romance may be blooming for
gibbons Tang and Chi. They
have been interacting with and
observing each other and have
finally been placed together in a
unit. According to Debbie, they
hugged and smiled, wrestled gen-
tly, chased each other and then lay
down and groomed each other.
Construction continues at the
project with another tower for
gibbons Monkey Boy and Stitch-
es.
The facility is also home to ca-
puchins and spider monkeys.
The Talkin' Monkeys Project is
a 501 3c non-profit and actively
seeks donations for their special
work.
Look for Debbie at the Swamp
Cabbage Festival this coming Feb-
ruary selling T-shirts, hats, bags


and their newest item, monkey
art! They have begun helping the
monkeys and apes to create their
own paintings.
Paintings will also have a pho-
to of the primate artist and a short


story about them on the back of
each one.
If you would like to donate to
the Talkin' Monkeys Project, you
can check out their Web site at
www.talkinmonkeysproject.org.


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5 offices, 2 bathrooms, I library, 1
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lobby3 offices, I conference room,
I library, and 2 bathrooms. Separate
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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
900 Numbers 160


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MISSING 2001 Ford 250 p/u.
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Come & Get ItI
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Hwy. 80. Boats & Parts,
Motorcycles & Parts, Shop
Tools, Furniture, Dishwasher
& Household Items
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Craft and Flea Market
Grandma's Grove 12/11/08
8:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch
available. Fortables call
Flo @ 863-255-3759
LA-


BELLE Fri & Sat. Dec 5th
& 6th, 8am-3pm, 515 Hand
Ave. Girls clothes, 6mos-3T,
mens 16-30, Sleep Number
bed, toys, books, other misc
items.
Come & Get ItL
LABELLE Fri., & Sat.,
Dec. 5 & Dec. 6, 8am-?,
49 N. Industrial Loop Rd off
Hwy 29 S. next to Pro Auto).
Tile (Floor all), Aquarium,
Wall Unit, TV, Bedroom Set,
Table/Chairs & Much More!
LABELLE- FR. 12/5 &
SAT 12/6, 8am -?
Formerly Your
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42 Howe Ave. (Next to
Hungary Howie's) 50% off
Sale Furniture, clothes &
knick knacks.
Everything Must Go!



LaBelle, Sat.,Dec 0th,
8am-?, 126 Clay St.,
Too much to list

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LaBelle Woods
620 S Main St
Sat Dec 6th 8:00am to noon
Something for everyone
No Early Birds Please



Neighborhood Yard Sale
Martin St, Wilson Ave
& Hendry St
Dec 6, 8-1
Lots of Stuff
TWO FAMILY SALE
SAT. 12/6, 7AM-?
1050 Commerce Dr. off of
Cowboy Way.
Lots of clothes, shoes, etc.


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UNITED STATES
SUGAR
CORPORATION


TAX ACCOUNTANT

Responsibilities:

*Prepare federal and state income returns and FAS109
calculations.
*Review and prepare related worksheets/calculations,
research issues, analyze general ledger accounts, work
closely with accounting personnel to gather and analyze
tax information requests.
* Perform tax planning on domestic tax issues.
*Assist with federal and state audits and various
special projects.

Preferences include:
*BS in Accounting
*CPA preferred
*1-2 years of accounting or tax

ABOUT US SUGAR CORPORATION

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms. We
are employee owned with great benefits including out-
standing medical, 401K, retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership. The Company is headquartered on
the southern shore of Florida's Lake Okeechobee be-
tween Fort Myers and West Palm.

Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugarcom

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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Neded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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

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

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MARINE MAINTENACE
DOCK SIDE -
Painting, Compound,
Waxing, Fiberglass Repair,
Oil Changes, Zincs,
Impellers, Light Mechanical,
Electrical & More!
Serving Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Moorehaven &
Clewiston area's.
Call Mike 863-675-7663
mlf38@yahoo.com



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HYDRAULIC SEALS
Full line in stock
We do the
impossible... Stop
by and see what an
engineer with over I
40 machines can
do lor you!
ITamir Trading
863-675-4955
182 N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, FL
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BARNES TREE
SERVICE
Trees Trimmed & Removed
863-234-1230 or
239-357-5111


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
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
Tos & Games 730
VRs 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 (863)634-5759



ATTN: DECORATORS/DE-
SIGNERS-EUROPIEN WAX
PINE AND PAINTED PEICES-
AMOIRES, Kitchen cub-
bords, Benches, dressers
and more (863)467-4650


E UNITED STATES

SUGAR
CORPORATION


Centrifugal Operator/Mechanic (TEMPORARY)

Primary Function:

Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and associat-
ed equipment under the direction of the Shift Manager
making A, B, or C sugar to specification.

Responsibilities:

*Operate batch or continuous centrifugals and asso-
ciated equipment under the direction of the Shift Manag-
er making A, B, or C sugar to specification.
*Perform breakdown and routine maintenance on ma-
chines and associated equipment as required.
*Perform routine tasks of inspection, calibration, sam-
pling and maintenance.

United States Sugar Corporation is one of America's
largest diversified, privately held agribusiness firms.
Employee owned with great benefits including outstand-
ing medical, 401K, and retirement income and employ-
ee stock ownership.

Send resume or brief paragraph of experience to

Fax: 863-902-2886
Email Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply online at www.ussugar.com


EARADESANT CARNIVAL
GLASS LOT. Too many piec-
es to list $250. OBO
(863)430-6987

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DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
FREEZER 16cu ft upright
$75. (863)517-1663
IMPERIAL HEAVY Duty Freez-
er(upright) $100/neg.
63)6 7 5 7 8 9 7
863)517-0301
MINI FRIDGE Kenmore, 4.6
cu. ft. Like new. $80 or best
offer (863)261-4862
REFRIGERATOR side by
side, almond, $50
(863)697-9883
STAINLESS STEEL STOVE
TOP like new $100
(239)292-7509
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, $80 for both or will
sell separate (863)983-7211



SEAL A MEAL Rival, with
bags, like new, a great bar-
gain $35 (863)467-8140
SHOWTIME ROTESSERIE -
NEW, all accessories, $200
new will sacrifice for $145
(863)467-8140


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822



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



CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it. $35.
(863)675-8937


GRACO 3 in 1 bed, white
metal, like new, $110. Call
(863)763-7609 Okeechobee
WHITE CRIB with Gir's Pottery
Barn Bedding Pink/white
floral bedding.Good condi-
tion. $250. (863)610-1750



COWBOY BOOTS Tony La-
ma, size 7A men's or 9'
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
LADIES PANTS & SHIRTS -
size 3X, with tickets, name
brands, $30 or will sell sep-
arate (239)292-7509
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
PORCELAIN DOLL Shirley
Temple, $125.
(863)675-4049



BLACK DELL Pentium 4 XFR
like new, complete sys.
$199. (863)517-2782
DELL DESKTOP P4-dvd
burner, XP Pro, New "19
LCD, $299, (239)247-4839
(863)674-0212
DELL XP Xmas Special
4000+ games and school
progs. Tony $75.
(863)517-2782
LAPTOP Fast 2.4 ghz XP Pro,
Office, wireless, $299.
239) 24 7-48 39
863)674-0212
PRINTER Lexmark, prints
and does photos, works on
98 & XP computer, w/disk
$35 (863)763-1997



BED Twin w/Fame, Mattress
& Box Spring. Like new. $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
BRAND NEW SOFA AND
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY
COMFORTABLE $1500/or
best offer (863)801-3368
CORNER COMPUTER
desk/shelf light wood/metal
color excellent condition.
$60. (863)532-9634
DINETTE TABLE light oak,
w/4 bamboo chairs, $80.
(863)357-5705
DINING ROOM set 3 chairs
round table 2 china cabinets
$150/firm. (561)790-3681
Dining Room table- light oak
w/ leaf, 4 matching chairs,
padded seats, like NEW
$300 (863)801-9379 OKEE
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Solid Oak, mint condition,
6'x7', 2 pieces, holds 37" TV,
$200 neg 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
GLASS MARBLE WROUGHT
IRON TABLE with 2 chairs,
$100 (863)763-5163
KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
small drawers & 2 lower
shelves. $60 (863)675-2145
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
SEALEY FUTON- asking $150.
(863)484-0377 Okeechobee
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
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195



GOLF CLUBS (100) Misc.,
Many brands. Ping, etc.
Many good. $600 for all, will
sep. (863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, putter, bag, balls, $95
(863)946-3123


AMMO MAGIZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45AC Leath-
er holster included. $50
(863)674-0613
DOUBLE BARREL 12 ga.,
$225. Call (502)931-8101
HOWA MODEL 1500 270
w/scope/sling, ammo, seri-
ous inquiries only, $700 neg.
(863)946-3731/227-6209
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822



AB LOUNGE $20.
(863)230-0735
BOWFLEX SPORT Used 4
times, $350. Call
863-612-0340
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
SCHWINN EXCERSIZE BIKE-
Upright No.126
purchased new Feb 08, Sell for
$200 (904)364-7561
STAUFFER TABLE Motor
Driving Exercise Table w/ ac-
cessories. $50
(772)971-9474
WESLO CARDIO Bike style
work out equipment
$75/neg. (863)697-0136



PORTABLE HEATER electric,
good conditionl,10
(863)763-1997



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
SUNBEAM WATER COOLER -
bottom is refrigerator, 3
temps, holds 3 or 5 gal jug,
$100 (863)675-9331
TURBO VACCUM food saver,
with 2 cases of bags, brand
new, $150, Call
863-851-5675



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


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Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping, www.Diane-
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(813)872-0722.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
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tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.
BINGO BOARDS (2) Large,
$600 for both, will sep, or
best offer (863)946-0184
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BRAND NEW SPRINT- Treo
755P Smartphone, all acces-
sories inc $200 OBO call for
more info (863)801-1379


edition, $100. (863)634-8124
Okeechobee
CITRUS- By the LB or Bucket-
Navel Oranges .30/$7.50
Hamlin.25/$6.Sunburst
.40/$10.(863)763-4713
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
FULL SIZE MESSAGE TABLE -
Like New $100
(863)357-6190
KINETICO WATER SYSTEM -
Two years old New $3500
Will sell for $1500 080
(863)763-7792
LARGE STAGHORN FERN
$250. (863)763-4713
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MEAT GRIDER, OSTER Elec-
tric, $50. Call 863-674-1498
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15. (863)230-0735
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
ONE CANE BACK CHAIR- One
ladder back chair $15. each,
Oil painting $35.
(863)467-4674
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
SILVER FOX GO CART- Fun
Machine, Robin=6.5 air
cooled 4 cyl, engine. ATV
style suspension w/coil over-
shocks, duel seat w/re-
tractable safety belt, duel
wheel torque cony drive disc
brakes, brush bars much
more $1400 (863)763-6888
STOCK TRAILOR 28 ft
gooseneck stock trailor great
condition $3000/firm.

WINE RACK holds 27 bottles -
41 3/4 high, 2 ft wide 1 ft
deep, light color wood.
$100/neg. (863)447-0689



CASIO CF6-25 KEYBOARD -
61 keys, 210 soundtone
bank, like new, w/stand
$125 (863)675-9331
CASIO FULL-SIZE Keyboard -
Pd $379, Programmable,
100 songs, dnld more,
$150. (863)697-6382
FENDER GUITAR AMP 100
watts, 2- 12" speakers, like
new, $250 (863)763-8667
PA SPEAKERS 1 Pair, JBL,
15" & horn, $375 for pair
(863)763-8667
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE
Tenor Sax B flat Orig. pd.
$2,800. Just serviced/tuned.
$1400. (863)697-2186


FEMALE BORDER COL-
LIEHEALER MIX, House
broke,kid & pet riendlyunal-
tered $100 (863)381-9353
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
best offer. (863)801-4274
Jack Russell terriers, pure-
bred, 8 wks, your choice
$150 (863)675-2844
PURE BREAD BOXER PUP-
PIES- 2-White Males, 2-
Fawn F 1F, -M. Health Cert
$350. (863)634-1109

--a
KODAK 5 MP Digial Camera -
With photo punter. Excellent
condition. $100.
(863)532-9634



WATER SYSTEM $400.
(863)612-6575


BACKUP PDWER Keep the
power up for Satellite, TV &
DVR. $99. (863)675-3741



BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
$300. (863)634-1479
SCHWINN SOLOFLEX -
Weight Lifting Machine.
Great Cond $250/firm.
(863)697-1191



CAR AUDIO Equipment- 2 15"
Kicker CVR speakers in box
with a 2000 watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790


TELEVISION 60" Phillips- like
new-grey in color $500.
(863)467-7011
ZENITH TV- 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790


BRIGGS & Stratton Generator -
5250 watts, 7350 surge, Pd
$750, used 22 hrs, $425.
(863)697-8362


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CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
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
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240. $3000.
2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bit. B&S. 3550 watts. 5250
surge. Used 1hr Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
SNAP-ON TAP & Die Set -
Cost $600, Standard & Met-
ric, #4 1". $275.
(863)697-2186
TABLE SAW 10 inch. Ryobi.
Like new. Used very little.
$40 (863)675-6973


NITRO RC Truck Runs great
everything included RTR
$175/neg. (863)697-0136


ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 7.5 Ft., Mountain
Pine w/stand. $75
(863)610-1750
CHRISTMAS TREE VILLIAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)7636-0141 after 5pm.
CHRISTMAS TREES (2) Arti-
ficial 6/2 Ft. Never opened.
Pre-lite. $40 or will sep.
(863)763-0141 after 5pm


Agriculture



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



APHA bay geld, brk, gentle,
15.2 hands, incis western 1k
& 14' gooseneck stock trlr,
pkg $1600.(863)381-9353
WESTERN SADDLE 15" Ra-
lide "flex" tree, tooled, suede
seat. $1 00/firm.
(772)263-1178
WESTERN TREELESS Saddle -
Child's 12"reg=11 "treeless,
suede seat, great condition.
$100/firm. (772)263-1178



(2) ZTR Commerical Mowers -
Bunton 50 inch cut 1 good &
1 for parts call 4 info
$2500/neg. (863)697-2032
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)234-1230
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
HAMMOCKS Beautiful, varie-
ty of colors, $60. Call
863-612-5757
HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
S asking $50
(863)763-6576
LEAF BLOWER gas, $20
(863)763-6576
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cut.many new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032

6.5 HP Brggs Intek, Runs
Seat, new blade. $85.
863)532-0188
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombi motors. $150.
(863)634-1479
YARD MACHINE NEEDS
TLC/GOOD FOR PARTS
$100/or best offer.
(863)467-2207
YARD-MAN HIGH Wheel Push
Mower 22' 6.5 HP OHV
Briggs&Stratton. Runs great
$45. (863)532-0188
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New 3/2 house, 2 car garage,
brinks security All applianc-
es. Must see to appreciate,
Rent $950 month or lease
w/option to buy
(863)673-1226 or 675-8946


BEEFMASTER Bull Yearling.
Beautiful Animal. Parents on
premises. Well taken care of
$500 (863)675-1218
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-1 am, 763-3127



BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741
VARIGATED PINK Lemon
Trees 3 ft tall $48.
(863)675-3741


Rentals



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



DUPLEXES 2&3BR in the
Belmont area of LaBelle, nice
neighborhood, convenient lo-
cation, VERY REASONABLE!
863-673-4630.


3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
CANAL HOME Ig. 3/2, den, li-
brary, Fl. room, w/d, huge
private corner lot,
970-728-8011
LABELLE 3 BR, 12 BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv Rm., 50' Covered
porch. 2'/ acres. Secluded.
$850/mo (863)675-0104
LaBelle 3BR, 2 BA, 2 Car
Garage. Located on Shell
Lane. $900 mo. + sec.
(863)675-0943
LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, Iba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551
LABELLE: New! 3br/2ba, 2 car
gar, furnished, single family,
across from Labelle HS.
$900/mo. Lease option avail.
Call 954-775-5875
LABELLE NOW AVAILABLE
4br, 2ba, w/family rm &
wood floors. Fenced back
yard. Very clean. $850 mo
+ $800 sec. $40 Appl. fee.
(863)675-7306 or 885-1392
LARGE 3 BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
age, just outside of city limits
$1100 mo. Call Wayne
(863)673-1370 LaBelle
Never Rent Again! Buy, 4Br
2Ba $15,400! Only
$199/Mo! 3 Br $11,000! 5%
down 15years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5796.
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your used items by
selling them in the
classifieds.


SWEET CYPRESS RANCH
T&AHay $12 10% Sweet Feed $7.50
Round Bales $50
Al Curry 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd, LaBelle, FL 33935
wwwsweetcypressranch.com


-PORT LABELLE-
3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, double garage,
lanai, like new $1200
mo. + security
deposit. References
239 437-3264
PORT LABELLE: 1628 Acorn
Circle. 3br/2 car garage.
Fence. $1000/mo. Call Eu-
gene 954-391-0816
PORT LABELLE: 7048 Tide
Cir 4br/2ba. New home
$900/mo. 954-391-0816 Eu-
gene or 954-326-1490
WEEKLY $125 TO $175. 2 &
3 bdrm trailers and houses.
Small deposit
863-675-1614/675-1414



OFFICE & Shop space 1800
sq ft $950 per month
863 675-8946 or
863 673-1226




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'xlO' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 m incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


Lvme ok05


CARPET &C
UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
HANDYMAN SERVICES
PRESSURE WASHING
863-675-7297


Place your


CLASSIFIED AD


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OR SALE OR FOR RENT
PRICE: $72,000 RENT: $700
2/2 doublwide, 1,295 sq. ft,, on
quarter acre lot, waterfront,
etra long drive and high
carport, cathedral ceilings
580 Bennett Ave. in LaBelle.
3% down payment,
FAVA nninncig available.
Cal 23997-1069 or
239-247-1053


Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
(863)675-0717.
LEHIGH -1713 Margate
Blvd., 3BR, 2BA, C/A, stove,
refrig., W/D, City waterisew-
er Ownerfinance. $74,000
Low $ down, Move in today!
Call Joe (239) 368-7433



260 CALOOSA Estates Drive,
building lot, half acre. Make
offer, liberal terms 675-3330

BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
S2 1/2 Acres Montura?
*Port LaBelle Lake Front?
Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 1 1/4 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 (98)906-5689
or Yamilet (86 -590-3398
alexcarreno68@ otmail.com



LOT in Moore Haven will
trade for an RV of equal val-
ue of approx, $8,000 -
$10,000. (239)825-1143.

1 1 p2 82 1 .


MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop
cabin-site w/woods. Small
stream in back of property. A
must see! $26,900. Owner
Financing (931)445-3611.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. 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
Hunting/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
S803)826-6033 (Brokers
rotected).
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifieds.


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12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 4, 2008


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
(866550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes



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



LaBelle, 1475 N. Bridge St
1br & 2br avail, $450, mo. &
up. Ref & Good Credit. Call
863-612-5455.
LABELLE 4br, 2ba, next to
Winn Dixie, oak trees,
(863)673-5704
LABELLE 2 bedroom, 1 bath
on 2.5 acres $105/ wk plus
security 1-239-478-0173
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $90 per
week. 863-673-6362. Call
now!
MOBILE HOME, 2BR, 2BA, on
half acre. Close to town.
$575. mo. + sec. dep.
(863)673-0066



All Homes must go. Dealer is
liquidating homes at invoice
and below. Call
(863) 673-4325
All new mobels in stock re-
duced to 2005 prices. New
doublewide $46,900. Very
easy financing, Lots
available. (863) 675-8888
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Dealer Repo's- 3 & 4 BR
homes available near or be-
low factory invoice prices.
These homes are new & fi-
nancing is available with low
down payment
(863) 675-4325
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living. In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo. Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot.
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
M-F, 863-675-7555.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
New 3br/2ba DW on half acre
lot. Very easy financing with
low down payment. Call
(863)675-8888
New 4br/2ba doublewide only
$49,900. Lowest price in SW
Florida. We also have land
avail. Low down payment,
low monthly payment
(863) 673-4325
PALM HARBOR 4/2
Model Home Loaded !!! Over
2,000sq ft Set-up on your lot
for $499 per me. wac).
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832


Zone II, 2,400 sq ft, 1999 mo-
bile, Excellent for Glades
County. Mint condition,
4br/2ba financing avail
$49,900 incl setup and a/c
(863) 673-4325


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
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 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr needs a
foot, w/tnr, clear title, $500
or best offer (863)634-2930
BIG 0 AIRBOAT 2004 13' Big
O with polymer Dark
green/silver stripe, 220 Con-
tinental. Front seat driver
double backseat. Q series
sensenich carbon fiber prop.
With trailer Ready to be dual
magged. Call for more info.
$7500/neg. (863)697-6293
(863)763-0380
LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 -
Maic Tilt Trailer, 50HP
MARINER, Needs work.
$2500. (863)697-2133
NICE FIBERGLASS- live
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587
Pontoon Boat- 20', tl, motor,
power inverter, lights, live
well, $3500 neg. or Trade
(863) 610-0521
TRI HULL OCEAN BOAT
Mere OB, 33hp engine, ask-
ing $800 or best offer
(863)801-1666
WELLCRAFT, 1998 19', cc,
115HP Evinrude, VHF radio,
fish finder, live well & rod
holders with glv. trl.
$5,295/neg. 616-292-3906


CAMPER 12' pull-along, fully
contained, $2,150 Call
863-697-8731
HOLIDAY RAMBLER One
bedroom/bath travel trailer.
Has gas/electric, in good
working condition, call for
details. $1700
(863)447-6304
SANDPIPER 2002, 30 ft 5th
Wheel, 2 slide outsgreat
shape ready to go $5000
(863)447-5456


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



MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
(863)467-9800



BOAT TRAILER For 14ft-16ft
Boat, No Rust, New Paint
$150/or best offer
(863)634-0447
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.


HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call
863-467-9250
KAWASAKI VULCAN LTD -
2002, 500 cc's. $1800
(863)357-1739
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. Great for beginner
$600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. n time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
GO CART runs good. $500
(863)675-4132
KAWASAKI BAYOU 2001 -
Green, 2WD, runs good
$1000. (863)801-3459
(863)824-6181
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Blown engine, Great for parts
$200. (863)634-8007
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 2000 -
Starter in excellent working
condition $50.
(863)259-7472
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
SWAMP BUGGY 4 cyl., Jeep
running gear, big tractor
tires, $2,000. Cal
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



Automobile 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cy.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1150
or best offer (863)677-1742
CHEVROLET GEO METRO
1990 runs good, excellent
gas mileage, 4-cyl $600.
(863)467-2683
CHRYSLER SEBRING-2003, 4
cylinder, auto, cold a/c, fully
loaded, runs great $3500
080 (863) 697-9938
DODGE INTREPID 2000 -
RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT,
REAL CLEAN CAR $2000.
(863)673-4851
FORD MUSTANG Select -
must sell if you were previ-
ously interested please call
again great on gas auto-
matic $2500/neg.
(863) 763-0380
(863)697-9521


SPubici


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige. $4000
(863)763-3660
KIA RIO- 02- Needs motor,
84k, automatic, good condi-
tion $1500 OBO
(863)447-5061/Pt. St. Lucie
LaBelle Hunting Jeep runs or
for parts, $600. For more in-
formation call
239-229-2974.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
a/c, $850. Call
513-266-7134
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1991 Tinted win-
dows, auto. A/c, alloy whls.
new tires runs great
$1200/or best offer
(863)675-5090
Police Impounds! 95 Honda
Civic $700! 94 Acura Integra
$700! 93 Honda Accord
$650! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9275.
PONTIAC 6000LE 1988 4DR
RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
FLER,A/C COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666. (239)728-6273
PONTIAC GRAND AM '92 -
very low miles, good condi-
tion, $2000 (863)261-4781
SATURN 1995 -4 CYLINDER,
RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD ,
GREAT ON GAS $1700.
(863)673-4851
TOYOTA CELICA 1995 5
spd., All electric. A/C. $900
(863)610-2256


CHEVY NOVA, '69 runs
great, $4500 or best offer
863-634-4933
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
JEEP LARADO- 4 Wheel
Drive,1998 Excellent cond.
high miles, 4 dr, boat hitch.
$2500 Firm (863)467-6469


EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer
(863)697-1350



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


2003 FORD sport trac hard
bed cover $100/neg.
(863)675-7897
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
$650 (863)697-9704
ENGINES 85-86 Chev 305 &
350. $500 for both or will
sell separate (863)805-2877
FORD TRUCK Bed Red short-
bed, for 2000 Ford pickup,
$450. 561-758-4337 or
863-763-4149
FORKLIFT 1952 Clark forklift,
runs but needs hydraulics
$1500. (863)675-3741
JEEP WRANGLER '98 run-
ning gear, 4cyl, 5 spd, no
body, $1000 or best offer
(772)216-2493
REESE TRAILER hitch Reese
trailer hitch came off of
Toyota Tundra. Good condi-
tion. $75. (863)763-2692
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, lke
new, $700. 239-462-1564.
TIRES, 22 nch low profile.
2 tires for $140
(863) 612-6435


CHEVROLET 1994 2500 V8
auto extcab Ibed towpack
topper exc cond $3500.
(863)697-2032
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
FORD STEPSIDE 1996 1
Owner, A/C. New Tires.
$2400 (863)467-8318
TOOL BOX fiberglass, A-1
condition, asking $100
(863)675-1690
Find t faster. Sell it sooner
in the classitieds


Im P ici


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


CHEVY BLAZER 96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750. (863)634-0512
FORD BRONCO II 1992 -V6,
AC, black W/grey interior
Runs Great $1500/or best
offer (863)801-3174
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
- All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior Runs good.
$4000 (863)763-8027


ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $4500 (863)517-2944
ENCLOSED TRAILER 2006
Haulmark, single axle, upper
vent & inside lights, $2500.
(863)634-2303
HAULMARK 2006 Enclosed
Trailer $2000/or best of-
fer (863)357-6140
(863)610-1089
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer
(863)612-6575


ECONOLINE 250 1987 Lad-
der Racks. Good work van.
$1200 or trade pickup of =
amount. (863)467-2609
FORD E350 Econoline 14' box
truck (2000) $3500 obo
(863)673-1226 or 675-8946






Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION
LICENSING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry
County Construction Licensin Board
ill hold a meeting Thursday, em-
ber 11, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at the
Hendr County Courthouse, Commis
sion chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee
Avene, LaBelle, orida The meeting
is open to the public. he meeting
site is accessible by the disabled
Please Note: The time of al CLD
eetings is now 6:00 p.m.
It a person decides to appeal any de
cision made e Board with respect
to ay matter considered at this meet-
ig, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, or such pur-
pose, he/she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal isto be based.
Hendry County Constuction Licensing
oard, Richard Yoraschek Chai
302806 CB/CN 12/4/08


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Grower executive named



president of RCMA


NOTICE OF SCHEDULING OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENoRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
Take notice that Hendry County Board of County commissioner Representahves
and the Hendry County Professional EMT & Paramedics Union Representatives will
conduct negotiations regarding the contract for the Hendry County Professional EMT
& Paramedics' Local 4520 at :00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 200, at the Hend
ry County Courthouse Square, Conference Room, 165 S Lee Street, Floada.
The session is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken
f a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board wh respect to any
matter considered at such meeang or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a veitatim
record of te proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to hbe based.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet Taylor Chair
302801 CB/CN 12/4/108


BALM, FL Nov. 24, 2008
- Mike Stuart, president of the
Florida Fruit & Vegetable As-
sociation, has been named
president of the Redlands
Christian Migrant Associa
tion, which provides child
care and early education for
children of farm workers and
other working-poor families
throughout rural Florida.
Stuart, who has served on
RCMA's Board of Directors
since January 2005, succeeds
retired Tampa labor attorney
John Dinkel, who has been
on the RCMA board since
1985 and has moved to Vir
ginia. He will retain status as
an honorary board member
and assist with RCMA's legal
matters. Stuart was elected
unanimously by the RCMA
board at its meeting at the
University of Florida's Gulf
Coast Research and Educa-
tion Center in Balm.
"RCMA provides vital ser-
vices to the families of Flori-
da's farmworker communi-
ties," Stuart said. "I'm happy
to serve an organization dedi
cated to giving these children
such a solid educational foun-
dation."
Based in Maitland, FFVA is
a non-profit agricultural trade
organization whose mission
is to enhance the business
and competitive environment
for producing and marketing
fruits, vegetables and other
crops. A longtime supporter
of RCMA, FFVA is the leading
voice of Florida agriculture.
"We are delighted that
Mike Stuart has agreed to take
on the additional responsibili-
ties of being our president,"
said RCMA Executive Director
Barbara Mainster. "Our part-
nership with growers extends
back to our creation in 1965,


Since 1995, he has served on
the Agricultural Policy Advi-
sory Committee for Trade,


and with Mike Stuart as our
president, the children and
families we serve will have a
strong advocate among Flor-
ida growers and among our
state's political and business
leaders."
Established in 1965 in the
Redlands growing area of
Miami-Dade County, RCMA
serves approximately 8,000
children at more than 70
childcare centers in rural ar-
eas of 21 Florida counties.
More than half of its centers
are nationally accredited, re-
flecting standards that far ex-
ceed licensing requirements.
With a statewide staff of
approximately 1,500 employ
ees (full and part time), RCMA
is governed by a 41-member
board, which includes farm
workers, educators, lawyers,
growers, labor investigators
and retired business and gov-
ernment executives.
Stuart has worked in the
produce industry through-
out his career. Beginning as
produce merchandiser for a
large Southern California su
permarket chain, Stuart has
served for more than two
decades as an association
executive representing grow-
ers and shippers in California,
Arizona and Florida. He has
led FFVA as president since
1992.
Stuart holds leadership
positions with numerous in-
dustry groups at the national
and international level. He
was recently named to board
of the Fruit and Vegetable Dis
pute Resolution Corp., which
has members from the U.S.,
Canada and Mexico.
In 2006, Stuart was named
to the USDA Fruit and Vegeta-
ble Industry Advisory Com-
mittee and is vice chairman.


Submittee photo


a private-sector group that
advises the Secretary of Ag-
riculture and the U.S. Trade
Representative.
In addition, he was a
member of the Agricultural
Technical Advisory Commit-
tee for Trade in Fruits and Veg
etables, and was chairman of
the committee during the ne-
gotiation of both the Uruguay
Round and the North Ameri
can Free Trade Agreement.
Stuart also has served on
the United Fresh Fruit & Veg-
etable Association's board of
directors and as chairman of
the Produce for Better Health
Foundation.
Based in Immokalee,
RCMA is a United Way part
ner organization funded pri-
marily by government grants.
RCMA also relies heavily on
the generosity of businesses,
individuals, the United Way,
the Naples Children and Edu-
cation Foundation and other
organizations. For more infor-
mation, see www.rcma.org
and www.ffva.com.


Las Noticias en Espanol


Clases
En unas pocas semanas
el Colegio Edison con sede
en Fort Myers estart dando
Bachilleratos en Educaci6n
Primaria, Supervision y Ad-
ministraci6n las clases de
primavera van a comenzar el
7 de enero del 2009 y le darA
la bienvenida a mas de 150
estudiantes.
Jonathan Lynch reciente-
mente retirado despues de
una larga carrera en la indus
tria de aerolineas dijo que su
sueno siempre fue ser mae-
stro. "Yo pienso que la razon
principal por la que escoji el
Colegio Edison es por la con-
veniencia que no es lejos y el
apoyo finaciero para lograr la
carrera es mas bajo que en
otros centros". Dijo Lynch.
Estos programas fueron se-
leccionados cuidadosamente
despues de analizar el mer-
cado de profesiones ya que
estos fueron los mas solicita
dos. El Colegio Edison sirve a
mas 18,0000 estudiantes con
sus sedes en cinco Conda-
dos incluyendo Leee, Collier,
Carlota, Hendryy Glades. Mu-
chas clases se pueden tomar
en la computadora. Para mas
informaci6n Ilame a Cath-
erine Bergerson al telefono:
239-489-9460.

Mas Graduados
El Gobernador Charlie
Crist anunci6 que el Estado
de Florida alcanz6 este arno
uno de los puntajese mas
altos de estudiantes que se
pudieron graduar de la pre-
paratoria. Los resultados indi-
can que el creciente nimero
de la minoria de graduados
juega un papel muy impor
tante en el mejoramiento del


puntaje de graduaci6n. "Si les
damos a los estudiantes una
buena educaci6n les dare
mos la fundaci6n que ellos
necesitan para un futuro exi
toso y eso harl a la economfa
mas fuerte. Estos resultados
reenfuerzan el tremendo pro
greso academic que nues
tros estudiantes han logrado
durante la ultima d6cada y
ha probado que Florida es
la casa de algunos de los me-
jores maestros de la naci6n:.
Dijo Crist.
Igual que el ailo pasado los
grupos de Africanos Ameri-
canos y Hispanos fueron los
que mas crecieron de 3.1 a
3.8 mientras que los blan-
cos un 2.6. Sin embargo, asi
como creci6 la cantidad que
lograron su diploma de pre-
paratoria tambign aument6
el nimero de aquellos que
no terminaron la escuela, este
afno el promedio se baj6 a 2.6
comparado con el 2207 que
fue de 2.8. Los grupos como
los Africanos Americanos,
Hispanos, Indigenas Ameri-
canos y Grupos Multiraciales
son los que dejan la escuela
mas temprano antes de grad-
uarse que otros grupos

Donacion
Si usted quiere donar un
juguete para los nifios pobres
de LaBelle entonces p6ngalo
en su buz6n sin envolver para
que el encargado de su correo
lo recoja el pr6ximo sdbado 6
de diciembre.

Solament para los
nines
El Cuarto Ano Especial en
la tienda Kiwanis. Solamente
para los ninos Dia de com


pras de "Navidad" Sabado,
Deciembre 6th 8-10 a.m.
Niflos edades 4 a 12 estn
bienvenidos a la Tienda Ki-
wanis, para que compren sus
regales de Navidad, para sus
familias -o- amigos.
Voluntarios estarn di-
sponibles para alludar a los
niios mas chicos, si es nec-
esario.
Tendremos cafe', jugo,
y refrescos para los padres
mientras esperan a los nifios.
Los estudiantes del "Key
Club" embolsaran los regalos
para los niios gratis!
Aplique ahora para el
2009
La Honorable Kristina
Kulpa, tasadora del condado
Hendry, quiere recordarles
que pueden aplicar ya, para
las exencioneg sobrc los jm
puestos paza el afio 2009.
No tienen que esperar hasta
enero 2 del 2009 para aplicar.
Al aplicar temprano evitaran
la oleada de ultima hora y el
esperar en fila, tambidn evi
taran olvidarse de aplicar y no
recibir el beneficio de la(s)
exenci6n(es).
Nuestras oficinas en am-
bas Jocalidades mantienen
el mismo borario, de 8:30 AM
a 5:00 PM de lunes a viernes.
Pase pot una de nuestras
oficinas durante estas horas
y saiga ya de esa preocupa-
ci6n.
Si tjene alguna prcgunta
en cuanto a aplicar temprano
para el 2009 puede Uamar a
nuestra oficina en LaBelle al
863-675-5270 o desde Clewis-
ton, sin recargo, al 863-983-
3178. Tambi^n puede Ile-
garse a nuestra pagina de la
red mundial al www. hen-
dryprop. orz para mas infor-
mact6tt.


Deadline for agricultural



disaster program nears


Clewiston -December 1,
2008 The Food, Conserva-
tion, and Energy Act of 2008,
enacted June 18th, 2008, cre-
ated several new disaster pro-
grams under the title "Supple-
mental Agricultural Disaster
Assistance". To be eligible for
these programs, producers
must purchase at least CAT
level of crop insurance for all
insurable crops.
A 2009 RMPR waiver has
been established for Supple-
mental Revenue Assistance
Payments (SURE), TAP, and
Emergency Assistance for
Livestock, Honey Bees, and
Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) pro-
grams. The RMPR waiver al-


lows producers to pay a buy-
in fee within 90 calendar days
of the date of enactment for
crops having a sales closing
date before August 14, 2008,
for which crop insurance was
not purchased. The dead
line for buy-in is January 12,
2009.
The following crops are
eligible for RMPR waiver:
Fresh Market Sweet Corn
Peppers
Fresh Market Tomatoes
Citrus I Early and Midseason
Oranges
Citrus II Late Oranges
(Ju) Citrus III Grapefruit
(Ju) for Freeze
Citrus IV -Tangelos and


Tangerines Citrus V -Murcott
Honey Oranges
Citrus VI -Lemons and
Limes Citrus VII Grapefruit
(Fh) and Oranges (Ju) for
Freeze
Citrus VIII Naval Orang-
es
Producers can contact
their local FSA office for more
information regarding the
RMPR Waiver.





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