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SOUENM 4 THRDY Deeme 25,2008
It's Pageant Time!
Who will be our 40th
Swamp Cabbage Queen? Will
you wear your tiara proudly
as you reign over the festivi-
ties and earn a great college
scholarship? All young ladies
from 13 to 21 who attend the
LaBelle School System, have
graduated from LaBelle High
School or are Home schooled
in the Greater LaBelle Area. If
you want to compete for the
title of Swamp Cabbage Queen
or Princess please call Jerri
Lynn at 239-989-7032.
Come to the down home
country pageant on January
31 celebrating our heritage and
have a good time!
American Legion Post 130
will once again be serving
Christmas dinner for those
alone or in need. The Post de-
livers as many as 500 meals
to the community on Christ-
mas Day. The tradition con-
tinues with volunteers starting
to cook, package and deliver
meals which include turkey,
dressing, potatoes, gravy, green
beans, roll, butter, salad, cake,
candy cane served with a bit of
Christmas cheer from the Post
and its supporters.
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, ad-
dress and directions for deliv-
Work day at the
LaBelle Nature Park
The Hendry/LaBelle Recre-
ation Board and Coalition for
Eco-Recreation would like to
invite community organiza-
tions, youth groups and in-
dividuals to a LaBelle Nature
Park Trail Clean Up on Sat. 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 repel-
lent are recommended. Par-
ticipants 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 La-
Belle Nature Park is located at
Hardee Street and Fraser on
the Caloosahatchee River in
LaBelle. Website: http://www.
No Trash Pickup
There will be no trash or re-
cycle (Port LaBelle) pick up on
Thursday, December 25, 2008
or January 1, 2009 due to the
Christmas and New Year's day
Normal pick up will resume
the next scheduled day. Trans-
fer stations in both Clewis-
ton and LaBelle will also be
Please call 675-5252 if you
have any questions.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Light Up LaBelle: Winners
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
First Place Residental
The home of Terry and Michele Woods on Davis Street. They are located on the 400
block of Davis. Take Highway 80 east toward Port LaBelle, Davis Street is the last street
on the right.
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
First Place Commercial
LaBelle City Hall at 481 W. Hickpoochee Ave (Highway 80).
LaBelle Native Featured on
National television program
One of LaBelle's own young
men was selected to star in a
special Christmas program air-
ing on the Country Music Chan-
nel (CMT) during the month of
Max Davis, who grew up in
LaBelle, responded to an appli-
cation on the CMT website ask-
ing for people to participate in
their new production, "The 12
Days of Redneck Christmas".
They were looking for people
who celebrated the holidays
with unusual traditions. With
producer/comedian Tom Ar-
nold (My Big Redneck Wed-
ding) at the helm of this show,
Davis knew they were looking
for something over the top and
completely outrageous. This
fall, he, his wife Margaret and
son Robert, submitted an ap
plication and video loaded with
zany traditions guaranteed to
He was working on his trac-
tor in Bonita Springs when he
got a phone call saying his fam-
ily was the one they wanted.
They started filming in Novem-
ber and completed filming just
before Thanksgiving. Davis said
that he learned a lot about what
goes on behind the scenes and
had a new appreciation for
actors. "It was 40 degrees up
there when we were filming
the mud fight. We were wet
and cold and had to keep going.
We did whatever the director
wanted us to do, several times,
if necessary". Filming started
early each day and ended late.
"We were all exhausted, but
wouldn't trade this experience
See Native Page 2
By Patty Brant
Port LaBelle Utilities' em-
ployees presented their new of
fice complex to the community
Dec. 9. Located at 3300 Utility
Road in Port LaBelle, the build-
ings house Special Districts in-
cluding mosquito control and
all waste management services
such as recycling, trash pick up
and hazardous material man-
The complex also houses
the maintenance department,
which has been cramped in-
side the old EMS building be-
hind the Courthouse.
Clarke Mosquito Control has
its own section which includes
a lab for identification and
counting mosquitoes. Clarke
has four trucks in Hendry
County and can call in aerial
See PLU Page 2
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Director of Recycling/Special Districts Terri Cross shows
Port LaBelle Utilities new office complex to Tax Collector
Peggy Hampton and County Administrator Judi Kenning-
Father and son
By Jo Coombs
On December 18, shortly
after noon, Sergeant Shawn
Reed stopped a vehicle on
S.R.#29 for a traffic violation.
When pulling off the road, the
passenger of the vehicle was
seen putting his left arm behind
the seat appeared to try to put
something behind it. Backup
was called because of the pas-
When Sergeant Reed ap-
proached the driver he smelled
a strong odor of marijuana
from within the vehicle. Ser
geant Reed asked for and was
given permission to search the
vehicle. Deputy Sheriff Conc-
etta Shepherd, arrived on the
scene and while the passenger
was exiting the vehicle, spot-
ted a plastic bag under the
seat which contained a green
leafy substance suspected to
be marijuana. After taking both
men into custody, Sergeant
Reed searched the vehicle and
located over 60 grams of mari-
The driver, Bernabe Astorga,
age 45, of 260 Yeomans Av-
enue in LaBelle, was arrested
and charged with Possession of
Marijuana Over 20 Grams (Fel-
ony) and Giving a False Identi-
fication to a Law Enforcement
Officer. A passenger, Cesar As-
torga, age 24, of 260 Yeomans
Avenue, was also charged with
Possession of Marijuana Over
CMT is airing "The 12 Days of Redneck Christmas" and LaBelle
native Max Davis is staring in the show. Even though the show
is about Christmas the producers wanted to highlight the resto-
rations Davis does with old cars and trucks.
Offers Of The Year!
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services as needed.
Since Special Districts was
created in the '80s, it has always
shared office space with other de-
partments, said Director of Recy-
cling/Special Districts Terri Cross.
Finally, the department has the
room it needs to operate.
The building complex did not
use any ad valorem tax money
and was paid for strictly by spe-
cial districts and grant monies.
The buildings are environmental
ly friendly and built to withstand
severe weather. In fact, they have
been wired and may even be
used as a temporary Emergency
Operations Center, if necessary.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
New County Commissioner Tris Chapman had a few questions for Director of
Recycling/Special Districts Terri Cross.
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Kenneth Ward, a seven-year Hendry County maintenance worker, and John
Williams, who has worked for East County Rec for four years, enjoyed Port
LaBelle Utilities open house.
ty trailer awaits signature
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Second Place Residental
The home of Tim and Winn Weathington on Palm Street.
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Second Place Commercial
LaBelle Woods Resort.
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Caloosa Belle/Dale S. Conyers
Third Place Residental Honorable mention
Vicki Reynolds on Florida Street. Dana and Linda Smith on Philips Road.
Continued From Page 1
for anything. It was the coolest
thing we ever did," he exclaimed.
His family agrees. His mother, Al-
lison Davis, of Felda, also made
an appearance on the show, as
well as numerous friends.
Although the show is about
Christmas, the producers wanted
to highlight the restorations Davis
does with old cars and trucks. Call-
ing himself the ultimate recycler,
he rescues old, abandoned and
forgotten vehicles and transforms
them. Those that he can't restore
completely, he'll use the front or
back ends to make furniture. The
program shows him re-doing an
old Coca Cola box into a love seat
that he presents to Margaret as a
Christmas gift. Two of his trucks,
a 1954 Chevy and a 1937 GMC,
were sold to country music leg-
end George Jones. The Chevy,
painted bright red and named the
"Possum Truck", was designed
as a tribute to Jones, and is com-
plete with a tag emblazoned with
"No Show", another of Jones'
nicknames. After he bought the
Chevy truck, Jones asked Davis if
he had anything that would "go a
He showed Jones the GMC,
which is a turquoise street rod
powered by a Corvette engine,
and Jones loved it.
Inside his shop, he created a
rec room with lumber salvaged
from an old barn he deconstruct-
ed. Unique collectibles, signs and
photos adorn the walls. There is
even a stage and sound system in
case anyone wants to do a little
pickin' and grinnin'.
The 12 days of Redneck Christ-
mas is airing most days through
December 26. Please go to www.
cmt.com for show times and
additional videos and www.red-
neckingenuitv.com for informa-
tion on his restorations.
By Patty Brant
Children in Hendry and Glades
counties could soon have access
to a state-of-the-art bicycle safety
program and equipment. How-
ever, taking advantage of that op
portunity has a limited time frame
- the only thing lacking is a signa-
ture. The head of a local agency
must agree to be responsible for
housing the trailer, as well as pro-
viding tags and insurance.
The trailer is a self-contained
bicycle rodeo, carrying 40-60 bi-
cycles, traffic cones, helmets and
educational materials everything
necessary to put on a safety pre-
sentation -just add kids. The trail-
er can be pulled to any location
where volunteers can set up and
get down to the business of help-
ing kids learn road and bicycle
safety. Kids can either bring their
own bicycle or use one from the
trailer so all kids who show up
The trailer could also be used
for other selected uses.
The Bicycle/Pedestrian Com-
mittee, represented by Linda
McVey, will have units in the
Swamp Cabbage Festival Parade
next February, including bikes
and the crash dummies.
The next BPAC meeting will be
Feb. 3 at the Coffee house on Fort
Thompson Ave. at 5 p.m.
Ms. McVey also noted that
Earth Day will be celebrated on
April 25 next year. It is uncertain if
it will be located at Barron Park or
the Capt. Hendry House in 2009.
Some $200,000 in Florida De-
partment of Transportation fund-
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Clewiston are in the works while
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Despite budgetary constraints,
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2008 great year for Lake 0
By Charles M. Murphy
Officials with the US Army
Corps of Engineers and the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict both agree, 2008 was a great
year for Lake Okeechobee and
The County Coalition for Re-
sponsible Management of Lake
Okeechobee, the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and the
Lake Worth Lagoon heard from
the heads of those two agencies
Friday during their annual policy
meeting at Okeechobee's Shrine
Carol Wehle, Executive Direc
tor of the South Florida Water
Management District gave an up-
date on work done during 2008.
Weather challenges, restoration
opportunities, and the drought,
were three of the main obstacles
Ms. Wehle said the agency had
to respond to a water shortage
and a flood in the same year. They
initiated water restrictions which
for the most part were very well
"Water is more at the forefront
of the public now than it was be-
fore, that's a positive," she noted.
Ms. Wehle said they contin-
ued to improve the health of
Lake Okeechobee with removal
of invasive plants, additional tree
planting, the removal of 5,000 dis-
carded tires (50 tons) in the Lake,
cultivated apple snails in new
trees to provide snail kites with
food, and treated torpedo grass.
"We don't necessarily want
Lake Okeechobee to be nine feet,
but if that's what Mother Nature
provides, we try to make a posi
tive difference," she said.
Tropical Storm Fay was the big
gest storm of the year. It provided
to be a good drill for the Districts
Emergency Preparedness. Some
areas of the district saw up to 15
inches of rain. Lake Okeechobee
raised their level to close to 15.5
feet. The levels of the Lake have
declined since then and the fore-
cast for the dry season in 2009 is
less rainfall than normal.
Another big project this year
is the state's purchase of U.S.
Sugar. Ms. Wehle said a lot of
work has been done since June
30. She noted they have received
a tremendous amount of input
from the public on this purchase.
Governing Board meetings are
planned on December 15-16th
to decide on the direction of this
Wehle was asked about the
contamination present on US
Sugar property. She noted the
district conducted an exhaustive
environmental study. The District
has required US Sugar to spend
the money for the cleanup. U.S.
Sugar will pay the district 130 per
cent of the estimated cost to do
the cleanup. She also defended
the appraisals on the property.
Martin County Commissioner
Sarah Heard said they must get
the price right because they are
using taxpayers' dollars and will
resell part of the property. She
noted they must get the taxpayers
money back. She said she wants
to see more restoration projects.
She noted Martin County gave the
District $27 million in taxpayer
money and haven't seen any proj-
Federal dollars earmarked for
stimulus projects could be used
for permit ready projects in Mar-
tin and other counties.
Hendry County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy said there is no
good plan for what they will use
the land for. He said more proj-
ects need to be located north of
the lake to clean up the water in
the Lake. He noted money spent
in the lake should mean fewer
dollars spent south of the Lake.
"We've got to protect the estuar-
ies, but you do it with a plan. We
are doing this backward."
"We are all going to be sorry
down the road. The sugar indus
try is going away anyway," he
Palm Beach County Commis-
sioner Jess Santamaria said he
was concerned about the loss of
jobs in the Glades due to the U.S.
Sugar purchase. He noted he has
not seen a plan to offset the loss
"I do hope there is a real se-
rious effort to look into this po-
tential problem. The people of
the Glades are already hungry
for jobs," he noted. He said un
employment in the Glades and
Hendry County are close to 20
Commissioner Donna Storter
of Glades County agreed with
Hendry County. She said they
need to be cautious with this
purchase. She also said she was
disappointed the Governors office
and his staff have not provided a
plan for the economic impacts.
The District has also moved
ahead with more land purchases
to protect the Everglades and
provide more water storage. The
District purchased 22,607 acres in
2008 at a cost of $196 million.
The district also completed
designs for a C-43 reservoir, and
Lakeside Ranch near Okeecho
bee. They completed the Chan-
dler Slough trailhead in Okeecho
bee and installed equestrian and
hunter trailheads at Allapattah in
western Martin County.
The district also completed the
purchase of the Brady Ranch.
The district also constructed a
weir to protect the S-65 E struc-
ture. It was completed two weeks
before Fay hit. Wehle said if the
work hadn't been done the struc-
ture would have failed and sig-
nificant flooding would have oc-
curred in the Kissimmee Valley.
Colonel Paul Grosskruger,
head of the US Army Corps of
Engineers office in Jacksonville,
said his department continued to
work on Lake Okeechobee, the
Kissimmee River restoration and
the Herbert Hoover dike in 2008.
He said they have focused on
the worst sections of the dike first.
A 22-mile section between Port
Mayaca and Belle Glade is due to
be repaired. 11 miles of the dike
are under construction.
Colonel Grosskruger said the
new lake regulation schedule has
worked better and has helped
prevent damaging releases of lake
water into the estuaries.
The Department of Agricul-
tures Rich Budell said budget cuts
have impacted money available
for best management practices
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society urged the Coalition to sup-
port more water storage projects
north of Lake Okeechobee.
Lee County thanked the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict for their work on the Caloo-
sahatchee River protection plan.
Storter thanked the District
and the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection for
work done on the Pearce Canal in
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Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith
encourages Florida families to
share the gift of reading during
the holidays by visiting the 2008
Just Read, Florida! Recommend
ed Holiday Reading List. The list
includes a wide variety of interest-
ing books, each with a holiday
theme that will spark the interest,
imagination and love of reading
for people of all ages.
The gift of literacy is a wonder
ful way to keep children engaged
in learning while they are away
from school. Research suggests
that students who continue to
read while on holiday breaks
and vacations maintain their aca-
demic progress made during the
To access the 2008 Department
of Education's Recommended
Holiday Reading List, visit http://
Web site also offers parents the
tools they need to nurture a
reading-friendly environment at
home. Resources available online
include links to county and mu-
nicipal public libraries and tips
for parents on reading with their
The Department of Educa
tion makes reading a priority in
Florida's public schools and the
community groups and volunteer
organizations that support them.
For more information about the
Department of Education's Just
Read Florida Office, please visit
Annetta T. Perkins, 26, was ar-
rested on Dec. 22 under a charge
of fugitive from justice. Deputy
Jesse Poole was the arresting of-
Arbel Lopez Lopez, 25, was
arrested on Dec. 20 on a charge
of violation of probation. Bruce
Slade was the arresting officer.
Tomas Quintanilla, 19, was ar-
rested on Dec. 19 on charges of
cocaine trafficking more than 28
grams and narcotics possession.
Deputy Terri Hessler was the ar-
Dadrion T. Williams, 18, was
arrested on Dec. 18 on a charge of
selling cocaine within 1,000 feet
of a place of worship, business
or school. Inv. Brett Daley was the
Cesar Astorga, 24, was ar-
rested on Dec. 18 on a charge of
possession of marijuana over 20
grams. Sgt. Shawn Reed was the
Bernabe Astorga, 45, was ar-
rested on Dec. 18 on a charge
of drug possession of marijuana
over 20 grams. Sgt. Shawn Reed
was the arresting officer.
Antoinette Thomas, 44, was
arrested on Dec. 18 on a charge of
felony probation violation. Conc-
etta Shepherd was the arresting
Stephanie Lopez, 23, was ar-
rested on Dec. 16 under a charge
of fugitive from justice. Cpl. Mi-
chael Home was the arresting
Kenneth 1. Elders, 22, was ar-
rested on Dec. 16 under a charge
of fugitive from justice. Cpl. Mi-
chael Home was the arresting
Holiday scanner survey finds
nearly 99 percent accuracy rate
TALLAHASSEE -When con
sumers are holiday shopping this
year, chances are excellent that
they will be charged the correct
That's the conclusion reached
by Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson following
a pre-holiday scanner survey in
which 63 stores in 28 Florida cit-
ies were inspected for scanner
In all, only 43 errors were
detected at the checkout lines
among 3,302 items tested -- an
error rate of just over 1 percent.
Moreover, nearly half of the errors
were in the favor of customers.
"Our retailers do a good job
keeping up with prices, includ
ing sale prices which frequently
change, and inputting accurate
information into their scanners to
reflect the actual price of the mer
chandise that they're selling," Mr.
Only three of the 63 retailers
visited by Commissioner Bron
son's inspectors last week failed
their inspection, which means
that they had an error rate of 2
percent or more. Those receiving
a failing grade were a Petco in Mi-
ami, a Staples in Lake Mary and
a Circuit City in Orlando. As none
of them had been cited previously
for failing a scanner test, each has
received a warning letter and will
be placed on a higher frequency
While the survey found that
scanning errors are relatively un-
common, mistakes do occur. It
means that consumers need to
be aware of the price that they
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For example, among errors de-
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was a $20 overcharge for flatware
at a Sears in Miami. At the other
end of the spectrum was an Of-
fice Depot store in Tampa, where
a GPS unit scanned $50 below its
Those errors, as well as all
others found during last week's
visits, were immediately correct
ed by store management when
they were informed of them.
"The important thing is to
know the price of the item that
you're buying, make sure that's
what you're charged at the
checkout line and keep receipts,"
Mr. Bronson said. "If there is any
discrepancy, bring it to the atten-
tion of store personnel."
Commissioner Bronson's Di-
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OBITUARIES: A great guy died in LaBelle and the family didn't
even let anyone know. They didn't put an obituary in the paper. They
buried him in another state. I think they should have given his friends
and relatives in town more consideration.
LAWSUIT: In regard to the lawsuit filed against the sheriff's office
in regard to the policy requiring all pregnant women be placed on
light duty, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is painfully clear as to what can
and cannot be done REGARDLESS of what one or two people think.
We may not agree with the laws but if it is in place, FOLLOW IT! Now
here goes more taxpayers funds out the door along the other suits al-
ready in the works. I would imagine there will be more as well before
it is over and done with. A suit that is filed for Following the Law is a
little better to muster rather than one filed for NOT following the law.
LABELLE: It seems that the stories I here from my mother are be
coming less of a thing of the future and more of a thing of the past. I
am a young person in town, however I have lived here my whole life.
The more technology we get, the faster things go. We need to slow
down a bit and get back to helping each other. When I was younger it
seems like it would have been nothing to baby sit for the neighbors or
give the elderly lady down the street a hand with her yard work. Now
we are lucky if we have time to do our own work. The faster things
go, the less pride we take in them. As for these people dragging the
name of our town through the mud, I think they are a perfect example
of those who are spoiled by the easy come and they are not willing to
let go. The should stop thinking of only themselves and start thinking
about those they are supposed to have been working to help.
SHOPPING: It's a real job trying to find your "stuff." The big stores
are supposed to have everything but you can wear yourself out look-
ing for it.
DRESS CODE: LaBelle Middle School is the only school in the dis-
trict that has this dress code requirement banning hooded sweatshirts
and jackets. All the rest of them still have a bit of common sense. A
few people got together and had a meeting -- nobody else showed up
and they got to write their own dress code unopposed. The moral of
this story is, when they hold a meeting to do this stuff, you need to
show up as well. Or, you get what they cram down your throat. Oh
yeah, yes, I have a kid in this school so I know all too well the situation.
You end up purchasing two jackets for the child. One that they want,
and the one they can wear to school. My kid wants a UF jacket that
has a hood on it. But, since it can't be worn to school, that dictates
another jacket for school! My kid was not in that school then, so I got
what I got.
HOODS: I was born and raised in the north, as were my children.
After a few years of clothing my children with the typical hat, coat and
mittens, I realized that half the time they were running out without
their hat on. The good solution was to buy coats and sweatshirts with
attached hoods, and I told the kids to flip them up when needed to
keep the wind off their necks. Now, evidently, a hood has taken on a
brand new meaning. Just as with many other controls, we are trying
to get rid of the instrument of misuse rather than the misuse itself. Isn't
there a better way to handle this?
Toys for Tots
Once again, the Toys for Tots
party was a great success! Many
of the county's most generous
people came laden with toys for
our youngest residents! About
100 people came to share the hol-
iday spirit and when the evening
was done, there were 190 toys
under the tree!
This was the 1 Ith Toys for Tots
party, and this one might well be
one of the most important. Be
cause of the current economic
times, the Marine Corps' drive has
not received its usual number of
donations. However, here in La
Belle/Ft. Denaud, we surpassed
the number of toys we contribut
ed last year! It's a heart-warming
effort, made possible by every-
one's generosity. And, not to be
outdone, Fiesta Tents, who pro-
vided our shelter from the cold
with one of its very colorful tents,
also donated to our effort!
Ronnie and Cathy Lee gath-
ered up our toy treasure and
they'll see them on their way to
the happy hands of some of the
So many people to thank, and
no way to do it adequately! But
we're saying 'Thanx' anyway! For
Jeannie and Wayne Horlacher
Christmas in the Park
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce would like to
thank everyone for making the
annual "Christmas in the Park,"
a true success. It could not have
been possible with out the help
of the following supporters: B.J.
Abolt Park decorations, Willie
Mae Lamar Park decorations and
all prizes at the fish pond, the
United Way for Santa Claus, Terry
Woods and the City of LaBelle
with decorations and man pow
er, the LaBelle Rotary Club, LHS
Honor Society, the Kiwanis Club
of LaBelle, Parks and Recreation,
Phillip Pelliter and his crew, Wes-
ley Hansen for his generosity, First
Bank, Florida Community Bank,
Olde Cypress Community Bank,
LaBelle High School's Honor
Society for all their help and last
but not least the Lady from the
LaBelle Assembly of God. Again
The Greater LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce.
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Letters to the Editor
More on Aqua Isles
I am writing to correct false
and defamatory statements in re-
cent letters to the editor regarding
Aqua Isles Mobile Home Park.
I represented the seller in the
closing held June 29, 2007. Pursu-
ant to applicable statutes, notices
of the offer to purchase and an of-
fer to consider selling the property
to the park homeowners' associa-
tion were mailed to its president,
secretary and treasurer by certi-
fied mail on April 30, 2007, and
they were received by the three
officers on May 1, May 7 and May
9, 2007. 1 have the certified mail
receipts as proof of mailing and
receipt by the officers. We never
received a response from the as
sociation during the almost two
months between the mailed no
tices and the closing. Thus, state
ments that the homeowners were
never notified or that they were
never "given an opportunity to
buy the park" are patently false.
Further, because of the seller's
concern that the park might be
"condominimized" by the new
buyer, a clause was written into
the contract, and then later the
deed, that the park could not be
subdivided and sold to anyone
other than the homeowners' as-
sociation before July 3, 2012.
When at the last minute the
buyer balked at closing with this
restriction, the seller refused to
back down. Hence the apparent
effort now by the owner to sell
the property to the homeown-
ers since it cannot subdivide the
park, except through the hom-
eowners' association, for several
The park homeowners' asso-
ciation was properly notified and
the homeowners should look into
the problems within their organi-
zation before ignorantly blam-
ing the seller. Many members
opposed the purchase then and
now. Further, they couldn't raise
the money to buy it. The home
owners' association and its mem
bers could have purchased the
park in 2007 but it and they chose
to do nothing. There is no one to
blame for the current situation
but the association and its mem-
bers, as the seller did all it could
to help the park's residents.
John Jay Watkins
Attorney and Counselor At
Get the facts straight
on Aqua Isles
The AIMHOA (Aqua Isles Mo-
bile Homeowners Association)
and the Mediation Board of Aqua
Isles would like to address the ar-
ticle entitled "Aqua Isles Residents
Oppose Sale," dated Dec. 11, by
It is a fact that residents (600
strong during the winter season)
of Aqua Isles have supported
many LaBelle projects -- not only
by volunteering, but financially.
The residents support businesses,
churches, restaurants, grocery
stores, car dealers and many oth-
ers by spending money in the
community in which we live.
Many residents call LaBelle home
and live here year round with that
number increasing every year as
many snow birds convert to the
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have you thought recently
about the way God has designed
Most of us are able to handle
of life and the
We can sort
through the ca-
come our way.
Even the finan-
cial reversals Les
that seem to
be coming on Morgan
to many families are not totally
"junking" the average person.
We find ways to endure
the summer heat (find that AC
switch!) and the wintery blasts
which occur seasonally (leave
Ohio and get to LaBelle ASAP!).
Emotionally people are able to
recover and cope with life after
the death of a loved one. Though
the surviving ones are never "the
same," people, for the most part
are able to handle life and walk,
or limp, through the adjustments.
We can go without food or
water and even air, though not for
There is one thing, however,
that is essential to living. If we
lose this indispensable ingredi-
ent no one can survive. That one
thing that is so crucial to life is
HOPE. If we lose hope, we lose
Years ago an S-4 submarine
was rammed by a ship off the
coast of Massachusetts. Because
the damage was so severe, it sank
LaBelle style of living. But that
decision to live here permanently
may have changed once they read
your article of Dec. 11.
How would you like it if, as
a resident home owner of Aqua
Isles, who has his home listed
for sale and is possibly sold to a
prospective buyer and that pro-
spective buyer reads the article in
the local paper that states, "Now,
it seems, the park could cease to
exist if plans by a developer from
Arizona work out." Would not
that buyer question whether they
should buy into a Park at this par
Then, there was another false
statement in the newspaper. The
current owners of Shamrock
Morgan Aqua Isles LLC, Inc. are
Shamrock Holdings and Morgan
Management. These owners do
buy and sell mobile home and
RV communities as investors,
not developers and are currently
under contract to sell the park to
the AIMHOA. Both homeowners
and RVers are given the oppor-
tunity to purchase a share. Upon
completion of this sale, the park
would become a resident-owned
community. As such, the money
generated from rent stays in the
community in the form of master
mortgage buy down, improve-
ments, maintenance, less fees for
shareholders, etc. In other words,
the revenue from the park re-
mains in LaBelle and is not sent to
investors in Arizona or New York.
The selling price, with the help
of a state-appointed mediator,
legal council and the Mediation
Board, was lowered from 20 to 16
million dollars based on its rental
income. Aqua Isles has 225 mo-
bile home lots and 140 RV sites
and is a revenue-producing prop-
erty. It will require a large number
of residents to participate before
Aqua Isles can become Resident
The AIMHOA has asked and
received from the current park
owners an extension so that we
have up to Jan. 20, 2009, to get
enough participants, do the nec
essary studies and appraisal and
have a closing in late February.
The owners have signed an agree-
ment knowing full well that many
of the potential buyers are still up
north until after Christmas.
Added to the misinformation
is that, while a former home own-
ers' board had a First Right of Re-
fusal prepared by an attorney and
signed by our former owner, it
was never recorded! Unrecorded
documents are useless; and then
the former board lost the docu-
ment so that our current board
could not rectify this mistake.
Yes, the economy has impact-
ed everyone -- some more severe-
ly than others but, if you are going
to live in Aqua Isles, you are going
to pay rent. Why not take that rent
amount and apply it toward pur-
chasing a share in the Aqua Isles
Cooperative? As a shareholder-
owner you receive a Memoran-
dum of Occupancy with your lot
number attached and your share
becomes real property and is
viewed as a deed by the state of
Most prospective mobile
home owners prefer purchas
ing a home in a resident-owned
community-thus assuring that
the community remains a mobile
home/RV retirement community
and their investment will increase
not decrease in value.
We trust that this will give
the residents of LaBelle and the
community a much better un-
derstanding of what the AIMHOA
is trying to accomplish and, as a
community, we fully expect that
LaBelle will give their full support
to the residents of Aqua Isles as
we strive to become a resident-
owned retirement community. If
we as residents do not purchase
enough shares to acquire our
community, Aqua Isles is certain
to be sold again.
Thank you for giving us this
opportunity to respond to this
Don Craig, Ron Gillette,
Marian Greene, Olivia Toler,
Ron Spaulding, Gas Dallaire,
Beryl Sypudt and Ron Web-
ster Mediation Committee-
Dewie Black, Homer Lake
and Bob Eltzroth.
Where is the
As a nation, we are witnessing
the Federal Reserve giving $800
billion to solve the nation's eco
nomic crisis. Actually, the com-
mitment is over $7 trillion. But for
a moment we will ignore the big
United States picture and just fo-
cus on Florida.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is deciding to
purchase land from U.S. Sugar
for $1.34 billion to protect the Ev-
erglades. This purchase at a time
when Florida is saddled with a
$5.8 billion budget shortfall.
Where is the transparency?
Back in 2007, this same organi-
zation purchased 12,000 acres for
$51,813,488 from Mabry Carlton
Ranch, Inc. in Sarasota County.
To the ill-informed this $52 mil-
lion purchase has little meaning.
The seller, Mabry Carlton
Ranch, Inc. have sold the ranch
and must re locate other prop
Not so fast!
"Purchasing the remaining ti-
tle to the 4,746-acre property will
add significant acreage to Myakka
coreconservation area. The ad-
ditional 7,630-acre conservation
easement will provide a buffer
of compatible agricultural lands.
Under the terms of the 7,630-acre
conservation easement, the prop
erty owner may only construct a
maximum of seven residences
and a log cabin on the property.
Cattle operations, limited agri-
cultural operations and hunting
will be allowed. The owner has
also agreed to follow District
guidelines to preserve the prop-
erty's water resources and natural
systems." [emphasis added]
So they sell the ranch and get
continued use of the property. It
would be interesting to see if or
who pays property taxes on this
property if anyone.
Under terms of the sale, South-
western Florida Water Manage-
ment and Sarasota County gov-
ernment will maintain a portion
of this property at a estimate cost
of over $70,000 per year.
Just like the games being
played in Washington.
So who owns Marby Carlton
Ranch, Inc? The Senator Pro-
Tempore Lisa Carlton, her mother
Barbara Carlton, and her sister
Sarasota County Judge Kimberly
So, when the Everglades prop-
erty is purchased from US Sugar,
who gains and who loses?
At a time when many Florida
families are having a difficult eco-
I trust that each and every one
of you and your families will have
a wonderfull and blessed Christ
mas. To those of you who know
me well, I trust there is no doubt
as to my penchant for seeing the
positive in every situation, regard-
less of the negative implications.
Always applying the Neville rule of
thumb, that there is no such thing
as a problem. They are just op
portunities in disguise. Once you
have accepted this as your guide
you can then apply the antidote
for what I call being "SNIOP"ed.
Subject to the Negative Influence
of Other People. From birth we
are all subjected to the negatives
in life. Why, for example, are traf
fic lights not called "go" lights
instead of "stop" lights. Better
that you accept that God, or that
supreme being, whatever that
is to each of us, must have had
a great sense of humor to have
created this cataclysmic, chaotic,
hodgepodge, we call humanity.
In my heart I believe that if today
is my last day on earth, I will have
given my best efforts and loved,
laughed, and "Forest Gumped"
myway through it---myway, while
hopefully serving as a positive in-
fluence on my family and friends.
I believe there are two things you
must have and do. First you must
have an attitude for life. Don't be
afraid to care enough to do your
very best. Second: don't be anon-
ymous. Make some noise. Get
involved. Demand happiness and
don't let it elude you. Don't take
life too seriously. Reduce threats
and insults to the ridiculous. Al
ways consider the source and
react accordingly. Refuse to lower
yourself to the others level. As my
Dad used to say, "Bill, the first
hundred years are all down-hill
and nobody gets out alive." Noth-
ing is permanent and to change
is to progress and succeed. The
sum of who you are will never be
based on what you can obtain or
possess. You will only be remem-
bered for what you chose to do
with what you were born with,
already have, and how you apply
and use it. Celebrate Christmas as
if it's the best one, or even pos
sibly the last one you'll ever have.
Turn your struggles into character
building attributes for the greater
benefit of your loved ones, and
celebrate LIFE! There is an old
saying that I feel has substance in
what I consider to be the Drama
that each of us is playing out in
our assigned, scripted role in life.
The saying goes like this, "Life is a
banquet and most of us are starv-
ing to death." Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year! Bon Appe-
tite! You deserve it!
T.W. Bill Neville
rhe handle of Christmas
immediately. Every effort was
made to rescue those aboard the
underwater craft, but all failed.
Near the end of that awful ordeal,
a diver placed his helmeted ear
to the side of the vessel. It was
then he could hear the tapping
of Morse Code from inside the
sub. Slowly the question came
from inside: "Is... there... any...
In life we all feel that way
sometimes. We get rammed un-
expectedly by pressure or illness.
Sudden unemployment can sink
us quicker than we can swim. It
is when we are so overcome with
stresses that we sit on the bottom
of life's ocean and tap out a signal
to others -to anyone who will lis
ten "Is... there... any... hope?"
It is in those moments that we
wonder if we will ever recover.
Without hope, we will not.
However, on the reverse side
of this, so long there is hope, we
can press on. It is amazing how
we can endure if there is even a
small measure of assurance that
hope is either in reach or on the
At Christmas, however, a
handle of hope is extended to us.
Expectation is ushered into life in
the most marvelous measure. It is
as though God puts on underwa-
ter equipment and dives into our
ocean of anxiety. Assuredly He
begins tapping in a code that pen-
etrates our weariness, signaling,
"I... am ... in... control... and...
I... love... YOU! Therefore...
you... have... hope."
Clearly this message of hope
is seen in the coming of the Lord
Jesus. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians
15:19 that, "for this life, we have
hope in Christ." His words super-
sede the "Do-it-myself" crowd.
"Self-sanctification" offers little
hope for the abused. The "Try
a-little-harder" mantra wears
mighty thin to the hurting alco-
holic or drug addict.
No, in the toughest junctures
in life where hope has been
sucked out of our souls, we find
that we need more than a 50/50
proposition. We need help, We
We need Jesus.
Someone put the following
thoughts together. I have come to
appreciate them very much, Per-
haps you will, too.
If our greatest need had been
information, God would have
sent us an educator.
By Pudge Lehman
The latest disaster has been a
stopped up toilet. I tried a snake
and a plunger. Then I listened to
my Suzy. Just pour boiling water
with some dish detergent from
as high as you can. Worked like
a charm. Can't believe I forgot
this one. Convenience foods and
pre- mixed stuff is expensive and
unnecessary. For pancakes in the
morning just make the batter the
night before. In the A.M. heat the
griddle and bake. They have the
small phone books at the Chamber
of Commerce that are a good size
to carry in the car. Just discovered
a new batch of sayin's. "Wouldn't
it be nice when we mess up our
life we could just press Ctrl-Alt-
Delete and start over?"... or....
If our greatest need had been
technology, God would have sent
us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been
money, God would have sent us
If our greatest need had been
pleasure, God would have sent us
But our greatest need was for
forgiveness, so God sent us a Sav-
This week, be sure to go to the
church of our choice and worship
the One who came that we might
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor o/
the Caloosa Baptist Church locate
ed in LaBelle, located 200 yards
behind Flora and Ella's.
k Y o w
you're speaking to a southerner.
In the "olden days we ALL had a
drug problem We were drug to
church on Sunday. We were drug
to weddings and funerals. We
were drug to family reunions. And
we were drug by the ears when
we misbehaved. We would love
to see all of you at the Shrimp Cre-
ole over Rice dinner on Jan. 14,
hosted by the American Legion
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 25, 2008 5
LaBelle Middle School holds first Science Fair in ten years
On December 4, the LaBelle
Middle School held its first Sci
ence Fair in over ten years! The
students were asked to discover
a problem that they would enjoy
finding the answer to, and then
to figure out a way to solve the
problem. In order to do this, the
students put in months of work
while receiving support from
their parents and teachers. Their
science teachers taught the sci-
entific method and what was
needed for a science fair project.
The language arts teachers and li-
brarians helped the students write
and type their research plans, re-
search papers, and abstracts. The
math teachers taught the students
to make graphs by hand and by
using computer generated graph-
ics. Parents supported their chil-
dren by offering encouragement,
ideas and supplies needed for the
experiments. This turned out to
be even more of a learning expe
rience for everyone involved than
any had anticipated!
Cory Taylor was the overall
school winner. Her board was
titled: Can Algae Make Bio-fuel?
The top fifteen students from
the whole school will attend the
Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Sci-
ence and Engineering Fair in Fort
Myers on January 31. The top
fifteen students are Cory Taylor,
Tabitha Parker, Brennah McVey,
Michael Vasquez, Derek Bass,
Juan Arrieta, Emma White, Myaa
Barnhart, Andrew Benkert, Jes-
sica Smith, Timmy Smith, Tra-
vis Burchard, Glenn Burton, Gigi
Maldonado, and Andrea Lutken
haus. Second place winners are:
Jim McVay, Anna Lopez, Yasmin
Cortez, Suzanna Harrison, Eliza-
beth White, Magali Salinas, Me-
lissa Dunham, Ronnie Burton,
Kyle Dean, and Sergio Busta
monte. Third place winners were:
Hipolito Salinas, Katie Guerrero,
Amanda Phipps, Daryl Spooner,
Enrique Molina, Sergio Gomez,
Austin Garcia, Caroline Johnson,
Mark Sloan, and Homer Garcia.
Honorable Mention went to:
Shelby Williams, Ezequiel Juarez,
Joe DiPofi, Melanie Lopez, Chris
Miller, Alejandra Magana, Victor
Calvo, Alton Burton, Matthew
Cooper, Enrique Molina, Anka
Mourfield, Celia Resendiz, Karra
Gutierrez, Tania Santiago, Skylar
Bell, Alberto Molina, HeyriJuarez,
Garrett Goodwin, Michael Mar-
tinez, Albar Ramirez, Courtney
Inman, Erika Gonzalez, Clarisa
Callejas, and Jose Erreguin.
Congratulations to these and
all the students who completed
science projects this year!
Cory Taylor was the overall school
titled: Can Algae Make Bio-fuel?
winner. Her board was
First Place Students
Back row left to right: Michael Vasquez, Travis Burchard, Der-
ek Bass, Andrea Lutkenhaus, Cory Taylor and Timmy Smith.
Front row left to right: Brennah McVey, Andrew Benkert, Juan
Arrieta, Glenn Burton, Hummynn-Byrd Myaa Barnhart, Gio-
vanna Moldnoda, Tabitha Parker and Jessica Smith.
Second Place Students
Back row left to right: Elizabeth White, James McVey, Ronnie
Burton, Melissa Dunham and Suzanna Harrison. Front row
left to right: Kyle Dean, Magali Salinas, Anna Lopez and Yas-
Third Place Students
Back row left to right: Mark Sloan, Austin Garcia, Homer Gar-
cia, Caroline Johnson and Hipolite Salinas. Front row left to
right: Sergio Gomez, Katie Guerrero, Amanda Phipps and
Back row left to right: Shelby Williams, Ezequiel Juarez, Joe
DiPofi, Melanie Lopez, Chris Miller and Alejandra Magana.
Front row left to right: Karra Gutierrez, Tania Santiago, Skylar
Bell, Alberto Molina, Heyri Juarez, Garrett Goodwin
Faith in the Marketplace
Merry Christmas not
heard that often now
I wish you all a Merry Christ
mas! I don't hear that very often
friends and ac-
stores and in
public in gen-
eral, it has been
replaced by the
rect "happy Fr. Alan
holidays." Now, Kelmereit
I'm willing to
accept, without getting all bent
out of shape, a greeting from a
stranger that I might have a happy
holiday After all, the greetings I've
received seem to have been quite
sincere and well intentioned, and
probably offered in compliance
with a management instruction.
My normal reply, however is al-
ways, "Merry Christmas."
I don't do that to make a pub-
lic statement. I do it because I
am a person who will celebrate
Christ' Mass. It is the holy day of
Jesus' birth, of God becoming in-
carnate. I'm not embarrassed or
hesitant because of what Christ-
mas is. And I wish others only
what I hope for myself a merry
Christmas, that is, a Christmas
filled with joy and good cheer.
If someone wishes me a happy
whatever their holiday is, I will
accept that with grace and ap-
preciation for their kindness. If
someone decides to be offended
by my Christmas wish, I am sorry
that they suffer from the bitter-
ness they've allowed to infect
Christmas is indeed a holy day.
No matter how we celebrate it in
our American culture, no matter
how commercial it has become,
it is and always will be the day
we celebrate the birth of Jesus
Christ, Savior of the world. I made
a promise the first Christmas af-
ter I was ordained, that no mat-
ter where I might serve, there
will always be a worship service
on Christmas Day. So, at 9:30 am
on Christmas day, at Good Shep
herd, that promise will be kept
once again. Those who are will-
ing to make time in their busy
day will join with me, and we
will celebrate in praise and wor-
ship the birth of our Lord, Jesus
Christ. We will hear the story and
sing the hymns, and be reminded
once again of the greatest gift that
has ever been given in the history
of the world.
So, once again, I wish you a
very merry Christmas!
Fr Alan is pastor of Church of
the Good Shepherd, located one
block south of Rt 80 on Colling-
Back row left to right:Victor Calvo, Alton Burton, Matthew Coo-
per, Enrique Molina, Anka Mourfield and Celia Resendiz. Front
row left to right: Michael Martinez, Albar Ramirez, Courtney
Inman, Erika Gonzalez, Clarisa Callejas and Jose Erreguin.
Natalie Williams and Clint Walker.
David and Carol Williams of
LaBelle are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Natalie, to Clint Walker of LaBelle.
The prospective groom is the son
of Andy and Denise Walker of La
Belle. The wedding is planned for
February 28, 2009.
The bride-to-be is a 2006 grad-
uate of LaBelle High School. She
attends Hillsborough College in
opticinary program. She is em-
ployed as a certified paraoptom-
etric with Family Eye Care.
The groom is a 2003 graduate
of LaBelle High School. He at-
tends Edison College. He is em-
ployed as a firefighter-EMT with
Alva Fire Control District and vol-
unteers with the LaBelle Fire De-
partment. After the wedding, the
couple will reside at their home
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HENDRY COUNTY BOARD
OF CHANGE TO
PERMITTED USES IN
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt the following by ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
COUNTY FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY
COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES, MORE
SPECIFICALLY TABLE 53-1 TABLE OF USE
REGULATIONS, TO PROHIBIT AGRICULTURE
IN RG-1, RG-1M, RG-2, RG-2M, RG-3, RG-3M,
AND RG-4, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILIT'
PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION
IN CODE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on
January 13, 2009, at 5:05 p.m., at the Clewiston City
Hall, Commission Room, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may
appear at said meeting. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or
she will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for
inspection on weekdays between the hours of 8:30
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd
Floor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East
Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF
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Not unless mom does
There was no way that little Rylee Pack could be convinced to
sit on Santa's lap. So Mommy (Kristin) had to try out Santa's
lap before Kylee would agree to even a double-decker sit-
ting. Santa and an elf had a place of honor with their own
Christmas tree at the Rodeo Bar & Grill. A car and motorcycle
show was held on Saturday with cash prizes and trophies
for the winners. Instead of an entrance fee, every participant
brought a toy or toys to be distributed by the Salvation Army
to kids in the community.
LaBelle Heritage Mu-
The regular monthly meeting
of LaBelle Heritage Museum will
be Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m.
at LaBelle Masonic Lodge on Li-
ons/Jaycees Dr. (west of Hwy. 29
south). The program speaker will
be Larry Lucky Sr. of Ortona and
the public is invited to attend.
Vaudeville acts wanted for Laff
Revue, the next production of the
Fire House Cultural Center. Pro-
duction dates are January 22-25
and January 29-February 1.
All acts considered; sword
swallowing, knife throwing exhi-
bition, roping exhibition, can-can
girls, dancing, stand-up comedy,
skits, and any other specialties.
If you have an act, call Martha at
673-3738 by January 7.
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at the For-
rey Grill, Thursday, January 15 at
11:30 a.m. All widows welcome.
Old Timers' Dinner
Make plans to attend and mark
your calendars for the kickoff
event of SCF, the Old-Timers' Din-
ner, Thursday, Feb. 19 at LaBelle
Civic Center. It's in HONOR of our
Old-Timers, not just for Old-Tim-
ers. Catering is by Buddy Taylor/
Gator Hammock, and tickets sold
in advance at $15 each with tables
for 10 at $150 available. Doors
open at 4:30 and dine at 6 p.m.
Big Town" coming
Upthegrove Elementar School
PTO invites you to a PRIVATE
concert, by invitation only, of "Lit
tle Big Town" (made famous by
their hit song -"Boondocks") on
Sunday, January 25, at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. There
will be catered hors d'oeuvres
and buffet at 6 p.m. with the
doors open for acoustical concert
at 7:30 p.m. Seats are available for
a minimum donation of $125 per
person. Seating is limited, make
your reservations today! Dress:
Cowboy Formal. Please contact
675-4027 or mdhudson@strato.
net (863) 885-1392 for tickets.
Bored of sitting at home with
nothing do do or no place to
go? Well, come and enjoy an
"Evening Under the Stars" filled
with live music, delicious hors
d'oeuvre, dancing and fun. La-
Belle High School's Allied Health
Academy invitse you to join them
at the LaBelle High School on
Jan. 10, 2009. A dance will be
held from 7 p.m. till midnight for
adults 21 and older. Tickets will
$15 for a single adult and $25 for
a couple, if purchased before Jan.
10. Tickets will also be sold at the
door: $20 for a single adult and
$30 for a couple.
The dance will be a formal
black tie affair, so put on your
best dancing shoes and come
join the fun at an "Evening Under
Please contact Shana Rodri-
guez at LaBelle High School for
tickets. They may also be pur-
chased from Academy members.
Call 674-4120 ext. 273 or 673-0234
over the holidays.
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.
Community support to help with cancer battle
Angels in fight
against breast cancer
LaBELLE- Once the Christmas
decorations are down, Florida
Community Bank will kick off the
2009 New Year in pink by once
again supporting Lucy's Angels.
Lucy's Angels for Breast Cancer
Care, Inc. recognizes that because
the population in rural counties is
small, residents are often the last
on the list to receive assistance, in
spite of the fact that the general
income level is lower. Statistics
show that the farther a woman
has to travel, the less likely she is
to be screened. Since the best pro-
tection is early detection, Lucy's
Angels partners with local agen-
cies, like Hendry Regional Medi-
cal Center to provide free mam-
mograms for qualified residents
of Glades and Hendry Counties.
Lucy's Angels motto is "By the
Community, For the Community,"
a motto that Florida Community
Bank also takes pride in. Here is
how you can help make sure that
the women in Glades and Hendry
Counties are receiving the medi-
cal attention that they need in or-
der to detect breast cancer early.
After all, you never know when
the person in need could be your
grandmother, mother, daughter,
sister or aunt.
Florida Community Bank will
be selling raffle tickets for a pink
ribbon blanket that was hand-
made by Mary Bartoshuk and
donated to Lucy's Angels to raise
money for free mammograms.
The blanket will be displayed
in FCB's lobby throughout the
month of January. Stop by and
purchase your chance to win!
Tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. The
lucky winner will be announced
on Jan. 31, at the Bosom Buddies
Another opportunity to sup-
port Lucy's Angels is through its
annual walkathon. The Second
Annual Bosom Buddies Walk-
athon will be held on Saturday,
Jan. 31, 2009. The walk will be-
gin and end at Barron Park. Make
this a fun event for your family,
friends, or co-workers by gather-
ing a group of 5 or more people
to walk together. If you form a
team, the entry fee is only $12 per
person. If you do not have a team,
The American Legion, 699
Hickpochee Avenue West, holds
bingo every Monday night start
ing at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy
an evening of bingo!
The LaBelle Adult School will
be offering GED Testing January
12, 13 and 14. Must Pre-Register.
If you have any questions please
contact the LaBelle Adult School
at 674-4118 for more info.
The LaBelle Adult School will
be offering Substitute Teacher,
Computer and possibly a Conver-
sation Spanish class the second
week of January. Sign up at the
LaBelle Adult School. If you have
any questions please contact the
LaBelle Adult School at 674-4118
for more info.
Flag football game
The weekend of February 28
has been set aside for the an-
nual Heather Marie Fry Old Tim-
ers Flag Football Game. We need
teams to participate, players to
play and businesses and people
to help sponsor this event. If
you are interested in doing any
of these things, please call Tony
(673-5739) or Debbie (673-0894).
All proceeds to benefit LaBelle's
2009 Relay for Life.
it is $15 per person. You must reg-
ister prior to Jan. 16, 2009 in order
to get these special rates. All entry
fees include a free t-shirt. And all
monies raised will benefit Lucy's
Angels and will go directly back
into our community by provid-
ing free mammograms. You may
register for the walkathon during
normal business hours at Florida
For more information about
the walkathon or the blanket
raffle, you may contact Susan
or Margie at Florida Community
Bank at 863-675-1313 or stop by
at 155 N Bridge Street, LaBelle.
For more information regarding
Lucy's Angels, you may contact
Alex Perez at 863-675-3236 or
email at lucysangelsfund@ya-
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Toys for Tots Drive
For the 12th consecutive year, Sheriff and retired Marine
Master Sergeant Ronnie Lee has organized the "Toys for
Tots" in Hendry County. Sheriff Lee and his wife Cathy
along with other volunteers have helped make Christmas a
happy time for thousands of Hendry County children who
would have otherwise had no toys. He has also watched
as a second generation of Hendry County residents have
received Christmas toys through this program. This year
with the economy being what it is, donations have been
less than in the past and Sheriff Lee expressed his grati-
tude to all local merchants and individuals for their dona-
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
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It was free popcorn night on December 18th as the La-
Belle Firehouse Cultural Center played host to the LaBelle
High School Drama Club. The students were given a his-
tory and a tour of the theater by Linda Reecer, President
of the Cultural Center. Afterwards, they were treated to a
performance of the play, "Two Across".
Blanket drive success
with hopes for more
Maria Sandoval hands over 90 blankets to Arlene Betancourt
to use for our area's homeless. In this season of cold, damp
weather, a clean blanket can make an immense difference in
someone's life. Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church
and First Bank joined forces to gather blankets. The deadline
is Dec 29; but even after that, they won't be turned down.
Stop by Carlson Memorial or First Bank and bring in new or
clean used blankets. Arlene told Maria that they had given
out the last blanket; so these were sorely needed.
Blankets for the
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 end
Christmas Eve service
Christmas Eve praise and
worship will be led by Pastor
Jay Goforth of Healing Waters
Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m.
at Barron Park. All ar welcome. If
it rains the service will be held at
Community Christian School at
'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
personal problems. Meetings are
Mondays 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call Freedom Fellowship at 612-
Come to New
New Beginning Full Gospel
Church, 4501 Birchwood Park-
way, Port LaBelle has Sunday
services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.;
Wednesday at 7 p.m. They wel-
come anyone without a church
The First Baptist Church of La
Belle, 330 North Main Street, will
hold a Christmas Eve Candelight
Lord's Supper Service on Decem-
ber 24 starting at 6 p.m. Please
come and join us for this special
Christ the King Lutheran
Church Christmas services are
planned for Wednesday, Dec. 24,
at 4 p.m. and New Year's services
are planned for Wednesday, Dec.
31, at 4 p.m. Sunday services are
set for 9:15 a.m. and Bible study is
set for 10:15 a.m. Christ the King
Lutheran Church is located at 350
C.R. 78, just 4/10 mile west of
Highway 29. Sunday services reg-
ular times are 9 a.m., the Lord's
Supper is set for the first, third and
fifth Sundays each month. Pastor
Fred Koehler welcomes every-
Grace Baptist Church
Christmas Eve Service
Grace Baptist Church, located
at 4200 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd., in
Port LaBelle, will have a special
Christmas Eve Service, Wednes-
day, December 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Chalk artist Vester Arnold will
present a brief message while
drawing a beautiful picture. The
picture will be given away to
one of those visiting the church.
A nursery will be provided. For
more information call: (863) 675-
3349. Pastor Zimmerman and
Grace Baptist wish all of LaBelle
a Merry Christmas!
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233 N. Bridge St On the corner of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $550/M
2/lAVE i --Moore Haven w/d $550/M
1/1/ CAR MARINER CT. $550/M
3/1 MLK. R. Blvd wit Carport $600/M
3/2 DERBY IN Mobile $650/M
M on 3rd Ave. Duplex $700/M
2/2 V /l on Showboat Plaza $700/M
3/2/2 7018 PILGRIM CT $700/M
3/2/1 4023 E PALOMAR $750/M
3/2 SEMINOLE on 1 acre $750/M
3/2 340 N. RIVERVIEW ST $750/M
321 4007 ALBANY- $750/M
3/2/2 5006 WILDGOOSE new home $750/M
3/2/1 4006 RYE CT $750/M
2/2/1 TOWNHOUSE $750/M
3/1/1 CAR S.EDGEWATER $800/M
3/2 4910 SEMINOLE on 1 acre $800/M
2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh -_$1,000/M
/2.5/ ON RIVER For Sale Also $ 2,000EM
THE BEST DEALS OF THE WEEK!
16730 Jay Terr 3/2/2
Moitiiate Slld r Offers Wlcomiol!
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3,3 Acres of Commnerial
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* Lots starting at $5,000.
Call or slop by to see more information on all of our listings!
180 N Bridge St LaBelle, FL
im (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker, Associates: Trisha
Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Patty Walker, Wayne
Simmons, Charlene Bowen
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast
bar, cedar lined closets, office, solar system,
electric drapes in den/living room, irrigation
system, security lights, paved circle driveway,
dock & ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom &
office REDUCED! $4200,000 $999,000!
Intracoastal riverfront home at a great price. 3
BR/2BA w/boat dock, 12,000 lb boat lift. cov
ered boat house. This immaculate home has a
den, screened lanai, breakfast room, dining
area, pantry, Corian countertops, large walk-in
closets.Furnishings included. Hurricane shut-
ters for riverside of home. Lush lawn is irrigat-
ed from the river $450,000
240 ft of navigable creek front. River views,
access, and dock permit. Deed restricted com-
munity .72 +/- ac. $399,900
45 +/ ac cul de sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of
274 N Bridge St
water frontage & tons of privacy $149,900
80+/- ac income producing citrus grove
w/microjet irrigation. Can be 80+split for end-
less possibilities $9,500/ac.
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace
this 48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
43.32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, &
pasture. 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 Lvkes Brothers, fenced
on three sides. $400,000
3 & 4 ac in Pt LaBleic Ranchettes, some w/river
views. $299,000 to $350,000.
5 +/ ac west of LaBelle $224,900
7 +/- ac, Marshall Field Road, $210,000
5.74+/- ac South of LaBelle. Zoned RG3M.
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in
2.5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in Ladeca, priced to sell
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $16,000 to
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50
+/- acs parcels, Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.
To see Pictures & Visual Tours of all Our
I BO+/- Listings of Homes, Property and
* VERY NICE. WEIJ. MAINAINEI) 4 bed-
room home, with fenced backyard,
detached workshop & garage.
screened lanai, central water & sewer.
well with irrigation system a new metal
roof and more $185,000
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8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, December 25, 2008
I wont a havick hely.
I wont a nuwbik with pegs.
And a ds. And a nuw tv cus
ceps suting of on me.
I want a ipod touch. And a
wii. And a laptop. And a camera.
And a figeader in my room. And
a ice-cream mushein. And a play-
sation2. And a new bike. And a
new scooter. And a new house
for my pet shop. And some
checers. And a ipod. And a pu
pet. And a pogostick
dolls, toy cat, BooKs, Math
Book gams, Mice toy, drewing
Book, new bike, balls, xbox 360
I whant a Xbox 360 and a PS2
or a PsP and a robot.
Plise can I have A PSP A DS A
SonicVontished PS2 A weraslers.
I want a Xbox 360
I wish I had tow Kool cars
with a rea maacuhchoy. And a
from BraYan Zavala
I whant a wii, a batman game
the lego; the indiana jones game
lego, what 1,000,000 dollars, i
want a pet king kobra, D.S, a????
Dear Santa I want a atendo.DS
and a wii and a truper cuasterm
merry Chrismas Santa.
Dear Santa i want a little
puppy and lot of toy like Hannah
Montana and a phone and a ipod
touch and a cheetah girls
I want for Crismas a ipod
touch. And please give me a
phone. I want a wii and a new
bike. no only 2 thigs I want.
from Citlalli Velasquez
i want a reall puppy and a doll
house, and a ieye Pode. and a re
Dear Santa i want to have a air
hoag and a storwor the clon war
and a cool car and a PSP and a
Play Stachen 3. and you air a grat
from Alvaro Salas
I want a new bike with no
training wheel, a nerf dart tag. A
pogo stick. Hulk smash gloves
I wish that you would come to
country oaks and for christmas. I
want a PSP and a pokemon Ruby
gba game. I will see you in a
I have been trying to be good.
This year, I hope you bring me
a ripstick for Christmas. I would
like a bloch ripstick.
I have been a good girl. I hope
you buy me a stuffed polar bear.
My new polar bear will have
white fur and black eyes with a
black nose too. It's size is small.
I hope you come here at
Florida. and we can have din-
ner at night. Then you can play
with us It's called The Life game.
I have been good with grandma,
I helped her bake cookies that
look like trees. We did them yes-
terday I been good at school. We
do math, science, I have to go
I have tried to be good. This
year I hope you bring a make up
set frrom High School Musical.
It has Venssa Hudgens and Zac
Efron. Love Maira
I have been good. This year, I
hope you bring me a psp. I want
guns games, and moives on my
From Kennedy, Serrano
I have been good this year
and want an iPod and an PSP. A
game I would like is Star Wars
the Clonwars and Smack down
US Raw 2008
Love Santa Claus from Emiliano
I have been good this year. I
hope you bring me a High School
Muiscal a doll named Gabreilla is
my favorite doll.
I have been good. This year
I hope yuou bring me a elitrek
scooter. It will be blue. I will want
it medium. Love, Nain
I have been good at school.
This year, I hope you bring me
the Nintendo DS. I want a pink
one the game about Hannatt
Montana. It will be the best day
of my life because you are the
nicest person in my heart.
love Gisselle! Merry chrismis Santa
I have been good this year.
This year I hope you bing
me a game for a PSP. It is called
Smackdown vs. Raw 2009.
I have been trying to be good.
This year, I hope you bring me a
Barbie set ant a Brat set and with
both Sets I would like a house
to come with it. I would like a
baby doll that looks like a real
baby and sounds like a real baby.
Santa I beleve in you.
Love, Emily Merry Christmas Santa
I have been good. This year I
you bring me a Hannah Montana
wig and with Hannah montana
clothes. I hope you bring me
a hannah bike and with a back
pack. I hope you bye me a han-
nah montana makup.
Love Briana Mary Chrismas.
& Mr. Wedeles
Dear Santa Claus.
My name is Esther N. How is
your wife? I been good with my
mom. I want a nitendo D.S. and
aything you like.
Sincerely, Esther N.
I'm Paige. How's Roudoph?
I'v ben a good girl. I'd like a
Beach raser, and a labtop. Plus a
Merry Chrismas! Paige
Dear Santa Claus, How are
you? How is Mrs. Santa Claus?
My name is Leandro. For Chris-
mass I wanta flat screem tv Ipod
tuch, smack down vs Raw 2009,
Midnigth Club three farmy PSP. I
help my mom wash the dish and
bake cake. And I help my Dad
Merry christmass, Leandro
Dear Santa Claus How is Mis.
claus being is she good or dab or
Sik. I awas halp my Mom. I want
a play StaShan 3 and a Sallphon.
how is reindeer's ockay or Sik
Sin Leonardo 2
Love Leonardo 2 Ho Ho Ho!
Dear Santa Claus,
My Name is Samantha M.
Have you been good? I am go
ing to put milk and cookies out
for you and I hope you bring me
two, or three presents. I want a
Ipod and a Wii.
Merry Christmas! Sincerely,
Samantha Ho! Ho! Ho!
Dear Santa how are you Do-
ing? My name is DuStin. for
Chrismas I want a new hows,
fingerborde, Bassballcards. and
29 BarBie Dolls and RoloBand2.
Dustin ho ho ho .... I Love You
Dear Santa Claus
My Name is Nadial G. How
hav you been? I hope well. I have
been good becuse I got lots of
treats. I want A bike, Sandls and
for evrebode to be safe and have
the best CHristmass. Sincerely
Nadia. HO! HO! HO! HO! HO!
Dear Santa Claus
I am Alex. Are you fine? I be-
ing good I help my mom. for
christmas I want to get a Wii for
christmas and TECh DECK and a
games. have a great day.
Merry christmas ALEX
Dear Santa Claus, and Mrs.
Claus, My name is Jocelin N. Do
you like what you do? I've been
a little good and a little bad. I
would want anything you give
me. Say hello and good-bye to
everyone over at the North Pole.
Especially all the reindeer.
Dear Santa and Mrs. Claus
I am Destiny. Are you and Mrs.
Claus doing fine? I have been
good because I got all As on my
report card, got to be a Citizen
of the Month. I want any Han-
nah Montana stuff, and a Wii.
and a board game. And let my
mom have a new house. I hope
you and Mrs. Claus have a happy
Sincerely Destiny HO! HO!
at first I would like to know
how Rudolph is doing? by the
way thank you for that cool thing
that you gave me last year. I
would like to tell you Santa Claus
about what I want this year. I just
want a bike. That is all.
Best wishes, Derrick
Dear Santa Claus
My name is Jose V How is
your wife? I bveen good with my
mom, and dad, and my brother
and sisters. I want a P.S.P., and a
Gameboy, and a Santa book, and
Sincerely, Merry Christmas,
Best Wish! Jose V
Dear Santa Claus my name is
Kassandra K. How are you, and
your elfs, your work, and your
reindeer? I want a typewriter, D.S
games. I'm a good gril to my sis-
Sincerely Kassandra P.S. I love
you! HO! HO! HO! HO!
Dear Santa I am Vanessa F.
How are your helpers? I am do-
ing good. I've been good because
I help my mom. What I want for
Chrismas is a Wii.
Best Wishes, Vanessa.
Dear Santa Claus,
I'm Charlie R. How is your
wife? I've have been good to my
family. Can I have a ipod, PSP
with Midnight club in Los Ange-
las and Crash mind over mun
Dear Santa, I'm Eric A.
How are you doing? Are you
sick? I have been a good boy, I
think? May I have an army suit
with every thing, and for ev-
erybody to have a good Merry
Sincerely Eric P.S. Including you.
Dear Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus,
Evens North pole Rudolph. My
name is Victoria. Mr. Santa Claus,
how have you ben, and how
many toys do you make a year?
Santa Claus I have ben good be
cause I want toys for Christmas.
And for toys I want a trampoline,
and a phone, and free tickits to
Sweet wishes Victoria goodby
Santa Claus HO! HO! HO! HO!
Dear Saint Nick,
How are you doing? How
is Mrs. Claus and the rain deer
doing? How are the elves? How
long dose it take to get to get ta
my house? This is what I like a
miny motorcycle. And I wish
people will stop the wars going
From your best Friend,
Querida Santa Claus,
Como estas? Meporte bien.
este ano. yo guieto una muneca
linday un jugete. POR FAVOR
PARAMI MAMA un collary PARA
MI PAPA un chocolate. FELIS Ma-
bidad Santa Claus!
Dear Santa, How are you do
ing, Santa? I want a Trasheating
robot, Santa. I will name it S.T.
Bukoly, Santa. It will be a good
How are you doing?
How are your reindeer and
elves? How is Ms. Claus? How
long does it take you to get from
the North Pole to My house? I
wish you and Ms. Claus a very
nice Christmas. Please bring me
an I-Dog, and doll of Hannah
Montana, and I wish I got good
Santa is My friend!
from, Love Lisandra Martinez
Dear SanTa, Are you Working
on the Toys? Want to know what
I want? I want a remote control
Truck. I hope you will come To
my house. Love, "Moe"
Dear Santa, How are your
reindeer and elves? I wish you
and Mrs. Claus a very nice Christ
mas. Can you please bring me a
Nintendo D.S. for Christmas?
From, Santos Peguelos
How are your reindeer and
elves? I want a doll called Han-
nah Montana. I wish you and Mrs.
Claus a very nice Christmas!
Your Friend, Ohdaly Rojas
Dear Saint Nick,
How are you doing? Will you
please give me an ipod touch? I
all so want a Jurmen-shepured.
By the way, how is Mrs. Claus?
Good? GREAT! Have a nice
LoVe, JuLissa Andrade
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? Please
bring me and my family and my
cousin's and my friends a pres-
ent. And I want a P.S.P. and a wii.
And my mom needs a job and a
coat to keep worm.
Merry Christmas! Ho-Ho-Ho!
Sincerely, your friend, Israel
I hope your wife is better. How
are your raindeers doing? Do you
live in an iglee? I want you to get
me a dog. Have a nice Christmas!
Love, Rebekah Garcia
Dear Santa Claus, I wish you
would bring me a I dog and a I
pod and would you please write
my name on both surprises? I
wish you can give work For my
dad and mom when it's hot days
and we get to pay everything that
we have to pay and that we had
some left over money like about
one hundred fifty nine dollars. I
Love you Santa Claus. from Mari
How are you doing? How are
your reindeer and elves? How is
Mrs. Claus? How long does it take
you to get from The North Pole to
My house? This is my christmas
list. please bring me a speed Bike
I wish you and Mrs. Claus a very
beautiful and Merry Christmas.
You ar nice! Love Omar Salas
I will love a dirt bike and
4-wheeler. I will love My Mom to
have a job. So please bring her
a job. Have a Merry Christmas,
Santa. From, Julian Garcia
How is everybody?
I would like for Cristmas a
lot of Bobble Heads. And I wish
for peace in the world. I wish
you and every body a very nice
Christmas. Love, Myra Prince
P.S. I wish we had internet.
I would like a four wheeler,
and a Nintendo D.S. and a P.S.3,
and a Xbox 360, and a speed
bike, and an I-dog and a wii. I
wish everybody a good Chrismas
Your best friend, Ezequiel More
no P.S. Mary Christmas
How are you doing? How are
your reindeer and elves? How is
Mrs Claus? How long does it take
you to get from the North pole to
my house? This is my christmac
list. Please bring me XBox 360. I
wish you and Mrs. Claus a very
nice christmas. From, Edgar Gar-
dear Santa how are you? how
is Mrs. cluase doing? I would like
a Lego at te, Midnight club Los
Angeles and the lego Republic
gunship. sincerely Philip
Dear Santa Claus How are
you on this fine day how are the
reindeer and Mrs. Claus and the
elf's I've been good I once did
tghe dishes by my Self and help
my mom clean up my room and
I wanted a Batman action figure
and Batmobile and I also wanted
a rubix cube for Christmas thats
all I want for Christmas
Dear santa how are your Rein-
deer and how is Mrs. Claus how
are you and I now am going to
tell you what I did to be a good
girl I helped take care of my little
sister and my little brother and
pleas give me a pink motor scoo-
tor that you could sit on and a
little spa treatment and that is all I
wand Love aubriana Talamantez
Dear Santa how are you do-
ing. This year I been good at
being nice to my sister. How is
Rudolph doing. It the NorthPole
cold. I want for Chirmas is to
help my Mom Pay the bill. I want
Internet. thaK you for everything
Santa Claus. Love Kylie
Dear Santa how are you is
the raindeers good is rudolph
good to is Mrs. Claus is good to
I want three toys please I want
you no the the horses in the little
box and I want two of the bar-
bies that have dogs. I have been
good. I want dog bones please
for my dog chico like 5 treats.
Dear Santa how are you?
How's the reindeers are they be-
ing good? I been trying to be nice.
And I did my chores without be-
ing told. And how Mrs. Claus and
the elfs. Santa can I have a ip
hone and a ipod and Thank you
what for me. Love Nellanie
Dear Santa Now were doing.
I been good this year. I help my
mom with my Little Sister. Dear
Santa this year I will like a dress
and black shoes. I would like a
dog with a bone. Could I have a
laptop. You are a kind man.
Dear Santa this is James. Is
your reindeers doing good. Is
Mrs. Claus doing good. I've been
doing good stuff this year. I clean
the livingroom. I have taking care
of my little sister. This Christmas
I would like a Spider-Man web
blaster. And the real Spider-man
suit that shoots out real web and
the gloves are real stiky. And a i
pod. Sincerely, James
Dear Santa My names Kobe
how have you been this year
and how is Mrs. Claus and I have
been good because I all wase say
sorry when I do something bad
all and how is Rudolph and for
Christmas I would like you to
bring me a digi and a slime Gun
and how are the Elves and for
my dog some chew toys Merry
Christmas Santa Claus Sincerely
Dear Santa how are you doing
are you doing good or bad will
I am doing find but I alwes teri
to be good to my brouther and
sister is becouse they mack me
bad so this year I want the game
of reseht evil 5 for my brouther
and a nitndo DS and a mack of
rey Mesterearo and how are the
render are doing Sinceri Luis
Dear Santa how are you. This
year I picked up my toys without
being told. This year I would like
legos. Merry Christmas from La-
Dear Santa how you doing in
the northpole. Here is how I am
been good I was nice to my sis-
ter I help take of my baby bother.
Sant here what I want to Christ-
mas a computer game, WWe
raw shirt. Have a Merry Christ-
mas. from Gerardo
Dear Santa how are you doing
i've ben good I have cleaned my
room with out being told. How
are the riendeer doing how is
Mrs. Claus doing and how is ru-
dolph doing. So can you please
thriy to give me a bike, skate-
boad, Games. Love Taylor and
have a Merry Christmas Love you
Santa and Mrs. Claus By.
Dear Santa how have you
been and how have you been iS
it a busy week. I help my mom
some times and I have been try-
ing to ignore my brother. Dear
Santa I would like to get an mp3
and I will also like to get a phone.
Thank you for all the things you
gave me. Love Maria
Dear Santa I have been very
good. how have you been I wish
you could give me a psp & Xbox
Dear Santa how have you
been have you been busy. This
year I have been good by doing
my chores with out being told
and I have been nice to my Sister.
How is Rudolph. Has the rein-
deers been good. On Christmas I
might make cookies for you. For
Christmas I will want a scooter,
ipod, computer. Love Viviana
How are you? I've been good
today. You are nice and kind. Are
the elfs working still? Tell the elfs
good luck! Santa I want wowwe
alive cubs and thoes puppys that
swim in pools only one. Santa
your the best and nice and kind.
good luck and Merry Chritmas!
And nice coat and Boots and hat.
My mom does'nt know how to
make cookies but she can give
you milk. So where going to buy
How are you today Santa?
I've been waiting for chrismas.
Can you bring me a mp3 player.
And can you bring my brother an
xbox? And can you please bring
my sister a laptop? Please bring
my brothers a wee? And please
bring a Laptop?
I Want a Lincoln park CD and
I Want a neW bike finally pSp
game Crashbandacoot and a
I have been nice Can I have
a Mp4 and a Hannah montana
camera and how is your rein-
deers and has your elves been
good and have you been getting
leters and pleas Can i have own
more thange a I pode
Santa I hope I am on the good
list and my family my brother
want a Xbox 360 and my mom
want a ring and I want my
Gramnd to come.
How are you chrismas is com-
ing up and I realy want a play sta-
tion and for my grandma a truck.
And for my brother a I touch. I
realy want a lap top. Grandma
pomdale realy wants a ice cream
maker. My brother and me want
a wii. Santa have you been good
to the elfs. Have you been good.
How cold is it up there. Hows
rood off with the shiny nose.
My sister want Hannah Mon-
tana and my brother want for
man Hulk glove I wont Tommy
20 and Ben lo Aliens mix up.
I want 3 wiis for me and my
sisters and 2 laptop for me and
my sister Beverly I only need 2 be-
cause my sister Kimberly already
has one. And I want a D.S. only
one because I will share with my
sister. Now I want a puppy to so
a puppy was my last gift. Now I
want to talk about Chrismas how
is rood-off and are the doing and
you know I always wanted to go
to the north pole. Now that was
all I need to say bye.
Love: Melody Paz
Will you be mad I ben a little
bad but I want a psp and a Idog
My sitter want a Ipod and a Ipod
touch. We wish you a Merry
Crismis pleas dot be mad.
I want a laptop for Christmas
My sister want's earrings for
Christmas My mom want's a cof-
feemaker My dad want's a guiter
My little brother want's a timer.
Four christmas I want a play
station2. Four christmas I want a
laptop. I want an I-dog. I want a
ice cream maker. I want a phone
four christmas. Four christmas I
want a guitar. Four christmas I
wanta an Xbox 360. Santa I want
a coffee maker. Santa I want a
Itouch four chirstmas. Santa I
want a electric monoply. Santa I
want a guitar hero.
Mario lo Rivera
Want are you boin Santa and
your efles tonight. Sant I will like
a I touch and a lap top. And for
my sister will like a I touch and a
lap top to. And for my mom she'll
lik a coffee maker and She'll like
a bren now car that she loved.
And for my baby borther any
kine of toy. And for my two Aunts
I will like to give them a camera
touch. And for my Dad I will like
I had been a good boy this
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year. I want a wii and a icoster
and Nerf long Shot. Christmas is
my favrit holloday
your Best friend Elmer Carranza
How are you doing? I am
great. Thease are the thangs that
I want. D.S. wii. Sochic. Styling
Love, Taylor Alexander
How are you? I want a com-
putr and a bike and a goled ring.
Santa I tried my best to be nice.
you are nice.
Love Geovanna Regino
you are nice I want a nintendo
D.S. For Christmas are you great I
am great How are your rainbers?
I will let you some cookes on the
your friend Jesus Benitez
You are so nice. I want Some-
thing for Christmas. I want a bike
from Nancy Martinez
Dear Santa, you are nice I've
Ben very good and i think i shoud
get presents so I want a Four
wheeler and DS game a PsP a X
box a batman toys you're friend
You are verry nice. I want a
psp. I want a fourwheeler. I want
a x box 3 60 1 want a a ex box I
Your friend Austin Revels
How are you? I Want A mP3
and Agame called sPiderman
and another game suPersmash
Brawl from AleXis Arenivar
Dear Santa I wish for a powny.
You are nice and I Love Christ-
mas. I wish for a computer and I
wish For some Hannah montana
stuf. Is mis clause dowing good?
I Love you. Your the best. I hoPP
you are dowing good.
Love, Jade Villarreal
I want a nintendo
DS. I want X box 360.
I want psp. I Love christmas you
are nice. from Kiara RoSado
How are you?
I have been good and what I
want for christmas for my ninten-
do ds and the games are called
bolt and madagascare escape to
africa and pokemon ranger shad
ows of almia.
Your friend Dayne Grimaldo
I want a D.S and the game is
Kirby super uoch he is the super
pick puff. Santa You are very very
nice. Christmas is the best day a
my life. Love Agustin Resendiz
I really really want a nintendo
Ds and bratz to. I want clothes
for them. And a Big house. and
games for the Ds. the games I
want are sponge Bob, Jrack and
Fash and bratz. pleas Your friend
You are very nice. I can't tell
you how good your are. I wan't
a nintendo DS with a BoLt game
and the Sponge BoB game and
then I will have the best Christ-
Love Matthew Rosado
I want an D.S because I was
good. I want a gameboy. I want
two golded neckcles. I want a
ring for my Mom. I want a watch
for my dad. I want some clothes.
I want a computer for Christmas.
I want a tellophoe. I Love you so
much santa. You are the best.
Love Vanessa Garcia
I want a DX game and a WWe
game the game is call Raw v.
smake. my friend Jorge Gil
Dear Santa, I want awii a PsP a
xbox 360 a snowboard game for
my playstation2 and a coooooool
video game for my playstation I
want a English bulldog
love, Eli edgar Barnes
Hi Santa!!! My name is Mark
Vasquez. I've been very good
this year. I help a lot. I do my
chores everyday. I love to help
in the kitchen a lot I make tea,
lemonade I cook a lot I wash
dishes, and put them away. I try
to be helpful. I was involved in
Operation Christmas. We filled
shoeboxes with toys, candy,
soap with washcloths, pencils, 1
notebook, markers, underwear,
socks, but most importantly a
note. For Christmas I want a 1.
playstation3 for games 2. MX.
VS.ATV UNLEASHED, Midnight
Club LOS Angeles. Love, Mark
Hello My name is David Agu-
irre. I been doing great this year
I am helping my mom cleaning
and I just wanted to see how
Mrs. claus and the Elves are do-
ing and tell them I realy love and
I been listening to My teacher
and my mom and I am doing
good at School. And Santa hear
are the three things. 1. New Mon-
oply board Game 2. Rock band 2
3. Nitendo wii Thank you Santa
Claus I love you very much.
How are you and Ms. Clause
and the elves doing. I'm not proud
of what I did will you forgive me.
Please can I have a playstation3
and spiderman3 and grandtheft
autos and dres. love
robert by sahta
Dear Santa, I hope you and
Mrs. Claws have a good christ-
mas. this year I would like to
have two things. The first thing
would be a new swimming pool
and the second thing would be a
new pare of ear phopes for my
ipod. Yes I ben good because
when my parents say clean my
room I clean my room and I also
help my parents do dishes, laun-
drey, clean the house and make
Dear. Santa Clous
Merry Chrismas how are you
and Mis Santa, Clous doing are
your elves working hard. I try to
help my mom to wash the dishes
and brum and make the bed's
and take care of my little sister.
If you cood bring me a wii and a
DS and the game of Hellow Kitte
to play it with the DS. Love, Ya-
neth Bedolla To. Santa Clous
Dear Santa, how are you and
your elves doins. I have been So
good with Helping my ParentS
Cleaning the house and wash-
ing the car. I also take care of my
baby chiken. I hope you bring
me Some cobl stuff this year hear
are some things that I woub like
a mangoose bike, a some bMx
gear, a Playstashain controller
Love Michael Rothenhoefer
How are things going at the
North pole? I would like some
pink flower sicker for my helmet,
a Jonas Brother CD, and a guitar.
Love, Katie Whited P.S. Tell
Mrs. Claus hello for me.
Are you getting ready for
Christmas? Because I have been
good this year, I wash the dish
ish, and help my mom take
care of my baby brouther. I will
like to have a Nintendo D.S., A
trampolin, A bike. Thank you for
eveything. Love, Maria Villeda
Dear Santa! My name is Eric
Geronimo how are your elves
and Mrs. Santa doing in the Fac
toria but I have been helping my
mom broom my room. I want 1.
Pipstick 2. biversP3. Some games
of cars. thank you Santa
love Eric Geranimo
Dear Santa, how have your
rain Deer and your elfs doing. I
been helping my mom drying
the dishes and cleaning my bath
room. and what I what from you
is a Hannah montana Set and I
want a bike and I want a couple
of PuZZles for chrismas Happy
merry chrismas From: Kelly for:
Dear Santa I hope you are not
busy with your elves because it is
almost time for Chrismas. I want-
ed to ask you how are you doing.
I think santa is in good Shape
still. I was wondering if santa can
aford a bike. My dad keeps tell-
ing me that he is going to buy at
first I belive him but, now I don't
belive him. So if santa can please
buy me a bike than all try my
very very best in school and try
to be a good student.
PS. have a very very nice
love, Alan Gonzalez
Dear Santa Claus, are you
and miss Claus getting ready for
Merry Christmas. I hope I see
one of your raindears this year. I
want a PSP and a Xbox 360 and
also a fourwheeler for Christmas
because I have been good cause
I gave food to the dogs When
my mom told me to do it I Love
Merry Christmas because We get
presents. Thank for the presents.
LoVe Eduardo Gomez
Dear Santa, How are you
Are you and miss close getting
read. I helped my mom with the
dishes and helped dad with the
trash. Santa can you give me a
for wheeles and a ds and a game
cool ones. Love Latsavis
Dear Santa, how are you and
Mrs. Claus. I hope you and your
elfes are working hard to make
toys for us. Do you know what I
want I want a PSP, bike and a play
station2. Do you know what I'm
doing I am doing great I am help-
ing my mom do dishes, clean the
bathroom keep my room clean
and help my mom take care of
my baby sister.
Love, Jeremiah Garcia
Dear Sant, Merry Christhmas!
My name is Leslie Rubira are you
getting ready for Christhmas?
Well if you are I am to so are you
and Miss, Claus, Vinadedra, elf
ives fine I hope so Sant Claus I've
been a good girl I help my mom,
dad I help my mom with dich my
dad wach the car so what I want
for Christhmas is: idog, ipod*
wil Love Leslie Rubira
I want a laptop for Christmas.
So that I could send messages to
my Best friends. I want it to be
blue or, pink. I've been good all
year. How are you doing? What
is the weather like over there?
Dear Santa, I wanted a car for
my brother and for me and want
a camera for my sister and I want
an Xbox 360 and a plapstation
and games to play the playsta-
tion and a game I want is sonic
vs mario and a Wii and I want a
gameboy and a gameboy for my
brother and I want money for I
can buy stuf and a game called
Wall.E and I a toy called eye
clops and I want a powerweel
and a toy called TRI-BOt for I can
play and I want a lot of candy for
me and my brother and I want a
game called Raw vs Smack down
and thats all I wanted. Love Ivan
Dear Santa, for Christmas I
want a pink DS please. I want
a blue PSp for my little brother
please. I want a X-box 360 for
my brother please. I want a four-
weeler for my brother, for Ruby
she wants a laptop and I want a
laptop too. I want some clothes
and some shoes for I can wear.
for Christmas I want a cellphone.
Christmas is the best best holi
day. Merry Christmas LOVE
Dear Santa, Could I please
have a nintendo D.S and a laptop
and a X-box3 60 and last of all
a horse and a dolphin. I want it
because I want it my whole life.
Thank you Love Joshua
Dear Santa, how are you do-
ing I am good how are the rain-
deer so I wan't a psp for Christ-
mas and waned a alive baby I
wish to see you if you come to
my house do you like to fish I do
please come and bring a lot of
prpsp please I wan't to see your
raindeer. love, tatianna
Dear Santa, for christmas I
want a wii, another psp, and a
ps3. I want this stuff cause their
cool. For the wii I want call of
Duty world at war. For Christmas
I also want a ipod. For christmas
I want a rifle. For the wii I want
Sarwars the force unleshed.
Love Neydel Rego
Dear Santa I am doing good
and can I have a four wheeler for
christmas. and the Elimination
chamber. and the raw arena. and
a IPod. and Call of duty world at
war playstation2. and a golden
neckles that is big and heavy.
and a wii. and a tenis game for
From Benjamin to Santa
Dear Santa, I whan a wii for
christmas. and for my baby
cousin a litt swing set. For my
litt sister Brook a litt pony for
Christmas. and for My litt Sister
Mia a litt mouckey and one mor
theing me and my Sister Chaoya
Itingdis. P.S. Your red nos roder
rowdoff wouw his he doing bad
or good crock. Love Alexsis
Dear Santa, i want for Christ-
mas a PlayStation2 and a PsP
with some games. I want a Xbox
360 and the game transformers
game and starwars games. I want
a four wheeler and a Playstation3
and a pet dog and a wii.
Love Markquis Skervin
I am doing very, very good,
and I would like games called
Bolt (for DS) Sonic Unleashed
(PS2) Daxter (PSP) Sim2 2 cast-
away (DS) memory card (for
PsP) Star Wars force unleashed
(for PS2) A wii XBox 360 PS3 and
A Star Wars the clone Wars (for
DS). love: Kinsey
i love Christmas That when
my Dad comes to LaBell n i love
like you Santa and you give me
So much prisent and i love that
and i want a gameboy and a wii
Some people Say that is cool and
a ituch or a red or black blueberry
to call my mom or my family and
my friend to and I do belive in
you and i love my sister and i co
not to feel mad and you Should
give her one too and i wont a
pespe it will be fun and i would
shere and a pone a cd player of
Hanna montna with some High
School mucicle Love Emily
Dear Santa, I wish for a bike
and a wii I allso want to have a
good Christmas. I amlistening in
class a lot. Can you tell rodaph
hi for me. I wish I can allso get
good grades for 3 grade. I allso
can't wait for my field trip it is the
first one. I allso wish to see you
to. Love: Jailine
Dear Santa for ChristMas I
want a trampoline and a Hannah
Montana toy and a Wii and a sun-
glass Newskechers and a XboX
and a SMartboard and games for
the Xbox. from Monica to Santa
for Christmas I want a laptop.
or a good thing that I would like.
And some clothes to wear. Or a
Ipod or a IPhone. I would want
an XBox 360 and a Playystation2.
I would like a room and a bed. I
like Christmas because it is Jesus
birthday and they give us Pres-
ent's. I am thankful for having
Present's. Santa I am thankful
you giving me Present
Love Priscila ho ho ho
Dear SANTA, I would like you
to whisper what you will bring
to me tell me if you can. I would
like a cat, a supply of laptops,
and all magic treehouse books.
Bring me to your workshop so
the elves would let me choose
something. When I chose some-
thing take me for a ride around
your entire nation. I would like to
have a snowball fight with you.
And then after the snowball fight
we would build a snowman.
And then after the snowman
you would take me home. Then
when I get home I would climb
into bed and doze to wait for you
again. Sincerely, Alberto
& Mrs. Timpner
Please help all of the children
that are poor, and my grandma
and my family. Please help them.
I want a cupcake maker for
Christmas and a iPod. Love Kayla
Davis Thank you.
How are you? Please help my
baby sister. She is very sick. Can
you help my dad be with me.
Please let my grandma get better
from her leg. Please get me a go
cart. Please get me the Bratz doll.
Thank you. Jaqueline Ramirez
My grandma is at the doctors.
My uncle is in the army. Please
take care of them. I want a psp
and a DS and a new wii game.
Please and thank you Santa. My
cousin wants a new game for her
DS, and a toy for my cousin Crys-
tal. Thank you. Austin Bell
PleaSe help my grandma to
come to Florida and all my fam-
ily in Mexico to come to Florida.
Please give me a Xbox and give
my brother a bicycle and Thank
you Santa for help me and my
family and I Love You.
How are you this year? Please
buy my mom some cleaning
supplies. And my dad some fish
ing supplies, and my brother
well I don't know what he wants
probably toy cars. Bryce some
posters he really wants a couple
Can you get me something
like an i-pod or a wii or a couple
of things. Please get my teachers
some school supplies.
Please help my dad. He is in
the hospital and my teacher. She
have a broke lag. Thank You.
How are you? Can you please
help my uncle. He's at war? far
far away. Thankyou, Santa Claus.
Can I please have a laptop?
Thank you, Santa Chelby Vil-
How are you? I am good two
see you Santa. You are nise and I
want a game, a computer and a
dog. Thank you Santa
Please help my mom to get
better Santa. Please I want my
mom to get better, and my dad
to get a job. Please give me some
toys for me and my little brother
and give my aunt Arianna an
Ipod and a videogame and a
Thank you! Jorge Menjibar
How are you? Please help my
best friend because she sliped at
the store and she a bruise. I want
to get some chocolates for her. I
want a barbie for my cousin and
I want to get a cupcake maker
for Christmas. I want to get some
chocolates for my family and my
cousins. Thank you Santa
How are you? Please help my
dad before Chirstmas. Can you
please get me a game. Thank
Please can you help Mrs.
Timpners foot feel beter so she
will feel beter now. Will you do
that. Please and thank you for the
presents last year and for this. I
will want to get a Incredible Hulk
video game for Xbox 360 and I
want gears of war 2 Special ed-
tion thank you.
Please help my daddy beause
he is sick. Can I have a toye for
Christmas please. And help my
teacher Mrs. Timpner and her
Thank you. Dedrick McClain
He are you? Please help are
family. My sister is sick. Mrs.
Timpner need help on her foot.
I want a Xbox 360 an playastash
in3 an gamcude Thank You.
The gresits that you have gave
me are very good and I want a
baitbox with bait in it glease and
a fishing pole. And please help
Mrs. Timpners foot.
Thank you Easton Rodinson
How are you? Please help my
grandma because she is sick. She
is in the hospital. They operated
her. Thank you Santa.
How are you? Please help my
brother and my sister and my
grandma and my grandpa. Please
help my family. Mrs. Timpner's
leg beause she drop.
Thank you. Karla Morales
Please help my Dad be more
time with me. Please help my
brother get some things for
Christmas. Please help me get
more things of Hannah Montana.
Thank you santa. Have a good
Christmas. Jenny Perez
How are you doing? I hope
you make lotes of toys. How is
MrS. ClaUs doing? I was hoping
That you would go to the North
pole. I am doing better in School.
.My teacher is working hard. She
has been grading stacks of pa-
pers. Wen She is dun She is tired
at the end of the day. The Class is
egsosted! Make Shureyou daliver
gifts to everY house in the city.
.Make Shure the elves work VerY
hard this year. Make Shure ro-
dophs nose is very red. I would
like a mpB Player + a labtop + a
wil. Marry Christmass from
How are you? I Wonder how
Mrs. Claus is doing. I help Rod-
olph and the other reindeer are
ready for the big trip on Christ-
mas eve. I wish Santa Claus can
give gifts to the Poor people that
has no money. Some people that
is poor might have no family or
no house. If the children don't
have food I give them some of
my food. Like my friend is poor
but I give her some of my food.
Love, Alainna Yelling
How is Mrs. Claus duwing,
RudolPh has a nis nows, I's like
brit nice lite and the Other rein-
deer The elves must have made
A lOte of toys. Then I love sci
ence, and you not ceting. I ben
cindu good and bad a littel bet.
Then I will helP my naber Mr.
Falde he liks Play golf. I will go
two my frends.Then we eat diner
inside. Ket contherble and we go
relax. Then we go two slep and
drem of Santa Claus coming at
nite. Merry Christmas
Love Frankie Santiago
How are you doing? Is all the
kids doing good? I hope every
kid has a good Merry Christmas
and gets lost of presents. Santa
are you ready to deliver the pres-
ents and is Rudolph the reindeer
ready to fly in the sky? I hope
eveyone gets a presents and has
a good Merry Christmas. Make
sure you give bling to Mrs. Reu-
kauf the queen. And take care of
the poor people and I hope to
go to college and get a good job.
Are the elves wroking hard and
trying to do there best? Happy
Merry Christmas. I will try to do
my best in school.
Love, Guadalupe Soto
How is it going? I hope Mrs.
Claus is doing well. I hope Ru-
dolph is doing his best with all
his hard work. .Are the elves hav
ing fun with there work? Are the
elves making some tech. toys for
my teacher? Is the technology
going to be fun? I hope it would.
.How long does it takes to go
around the earth on your sliegh?
Just incase you do not make it
to the poor. I hope they would
be happy with there presents. .1
hope every one will have a Merry
Christmas. Plus I wish everyone
luck for what they want. .1 wish
for a star wars game, a zero Grav-
ity Micro, toy dragon.
Love, Nicholas Castillo
.Hello Santa is Mrs. Claus fine?
I hope she is fine. Is she having a
great day of the month Dec. and
is she ready for christmas? Is Ru-
dolph and the reindeer in good
shape? Are the elves working
hard on those toys for the kids?
.In school my teacher grades
a lot of big stacks of paper, but
when she finishes them she is
tiered. .This is what I want for
Christmas, a laptop, truckload
of bling and warm fluffy boots.
Please take care of the poor.
Love, Selena Acosta
.How are you? How is Mrs.
Claus? How is all the reindeer
and animals doing? Is everybody
feeling good? I hope you and ev-
eryone else are in good shape.
.Are the elves working hard? Do
they also get to relax? I hope the
get enough sleep. Make sure they
are healthy. I hope you get some
sleep too! .1 have been doing
good in school. I'm doing a very
good job in handwriting. I hope I
don't have to have a boring Christ-
mas. I like spelling and reading.
Do you have enough things to
make the toys with? .Now this
is what I want for Christmas. I
want a i pod, a wii, and a high
school musical Troy doll. .Make
sure the poor little and big kids
get a well Merry Christmas. Also
let the adults have a well Merry
Christmas. Have a Merry Christ-
mas Santa! Love, Alondra Reyna
.How are you doing? I hope
you are okay and Mrs. Claus is
kenof okay and the other rain-
deers. I hope they are all okay. .1
hope the elves are all okay they
must be working very hard. I
hope they get a lot of sleep when
they finish there work. You proba-
ly want to get your stuff ready for
Christmas For Christmas I want
a psp and a ipod and awill. Give
the poor people presents to they
.1 am doing great at school.
My favorate subject is science.
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Don't to give out presents on
Is Mrs. Claus ok, and all the
reindeer? How are you? Is Ru
dolph going to lead the sleigh? Is
the elves at work? I bet the elves
make the best toys in the world.
Please wish them a Merry Christ
mas. .I'm doing great at school.
We are working on suffixes and
prefixes. We are also working on
6, 7 and 9 time tables. I'm learn-
ing a lot of math. I would like a
new hamster, wii and Olive Gar-
den give certificate. Please bring
the poor people gifts to, do not
bring me gifts if you have to.
Please bring gifts to the older
people to, thank you Santa.
Merry Christmas Love,
How are you? and How is
Mrs. Claus and Rudolph and the
rest of the raindeer. How are the
elves? are they making toys for
the boys & girls I am doing very
good in Writing and spelling and
my best is math and reading. I
will want a PresentS It Will be a
Wil and a DS and 2 games. and I
will Love to have I dog and cat.
Merry Christmas Love Mi-
How are your doing? Is Mrs.
Claus helping the elves? Is Ru-
dolph and the other reindeer get
ing the right amout of food? How
are the elves doing? Are they
making littlest pet shop toys? I
love Ips toys! I have 19 toys in
all. I'm doing well in school. I got
strait As on my reportcard. My fa-
vorite subject is Math. The toys I
want are: LPS gym, LPS toy and a
bling set. Please take care of the
poor. If there is some toys left gife
them to the poor children. Love,
Margie Pardo P.S. Merry Cristmas
How are you? How is Mrs.
Claus? I hope Rudolph and his
reindeer are in shape. How are
the elves probablly busy mak
ing toys I LOVE tech. toys. By
the way, I'm making saight A's in
school My hand writing is geting
better. I just have a little trouble
in times tables. For Christmas I
want a phone, a little football,
and a wii. And for the poor they
need money, toys, and our love.
Some of my favorite subjects in
school are Reading, Math, and
AR. Merry Cristmas Your friend,
Josh Miller P.S. Rudolph is my
Are you doing well? Is Mrs.
Claus doing well in the North
Pole? Is the reindeer are doing
well in the North Pole. Are the
elves working veryy head in the
North Pole? Is the toys technolo-
gy because I love technoloy toys
and my class too. And tchnoloy
toy some thing that my Dad like
too. In school I'am improving in
school because it is on my pa-
per. In school have a good hand
writeing in school so in home
work. And I have a diPloma in
school. Well I have a spelling in
school. And I wil like a big tree
for christmas. And I will like a
doll too, and a laptop. And I like
you. Please give some kids toys.
Merry Christmas! Love
How How How all kinds have
a good Christmas. Is Mrs. Claus
have a good time. Is Mrs. Claus
having a good Christmas. Is Mrs.
Claus happy because is Christ-
mas. Mrs. Claus is happy to see
Santa. For Christmsa people get
gifts, for Christmsa I'm going to
get a bike. Poor people need to
get gifts for Christmas. I do not no
what is my mom and dad is go
ing to get. In the north pool Santa
Live. I can not Live in the north
Pool. Some people go to the
north pool is Santa. I will neve go
to the north pool. Santa write the
good people. In the good people
get gift. in bad people he does
not write the name. I might get
my namy in the list. Santa does
the elves look the same? there
are a lot s of elves in Christmas.
are elves small Santa? elves has
the same close. Merry Christmas
Love Nicolas Serrano
Santa how are you doing?
When are you going to let me
ride Rudolph? How are the
group of reindeers! I bet you are
really busy making toys for the
childrens in the whole world.
And checking kids on your list
to get presents Cristmas eve is
my fabrat holiday bcause get to
spend to with my family and get
put Crismas lights. There are so
many lights outside. And on Cris
tmas people get present and get
to eat with your family. Or get to
your vaction to plase you woor
born at. And get to wear you live
and you spended your time on
Cristmas. My teacher said that I
was doing good. And my fabrate
subject is math. When we did
the time test I got a 100. I want
a playstaishon and a underwater
ipod and a xbox with 3 games.
Love, Steven Calderon
Are you doing good? How
about Mrs. Claus, is she doing
OK? I hope this will be the best
Christmas ever! I'm sorry I've
been bad to my sister. I help
around the house, Papa's, the
farm, and Plant City. I want a new
BB gun, the (Nerf Vulcan, and
the Nerf video game. Please get
me all this stuff. I liked last Christ-
mas, It was awesome! I liked my
old Remote control boat, but it
Love, Jaxon M. Purvis P.S.
You're the best!
Dear Santa, I can't believe it
has already been a year since last
Christmas. My sister and I got one
year older. I thought I was good
this year. Christmas is my favor-
ite time of the year because baby
Jesus was born. Every year you
must have fun flying around the
world. Have fun this year deliver-
ing toys. For My family to have the
best Christmas ever and I want a
new hockey stick please.
Sincerely, Caleb Stitt
Dear Santa Claus.
How was Mrs. Claus? Do
you have Rudolph the red nose
reindeer? How are you and Mrs.
Claus doing? I am sorry that my
homework was not done. This
Chistmas is going to be the best
of all the seasons and it is God's
birtday this week. How old is he
going to be? Do you no what
Santa Clause or Mrs. Clause what
about your elves or rudolph your
red nose reindeer? I hope you
are going to bring me a green
machine and the Starwars bat
tlefront for my psp. How many
elves do you have?
Sincerely, Pedro Rangel, Jr.
How have you been Santa
Claus? Is is snowy at the North
Pole?Do you have many pres-
ents? Is your Mrs. Claus is o.k.?
I was good at my brother and
sister. I was good helping my
dad. I was good feeding my dog
Copper. My mathy test was awe
some! This Christmas I would
really like a Wii and a real guitar
and a blob for Wii. Thank you for
getting me a Wii.
Sincerely, Enrique Gonzalez
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing to day?
Santa does it Snow in the North
pole right now? How is Mrs.
Claus and the elf's and the riend-
eers doing? I Hope you Have a
wonderful Chirstmas this year.
and tell the elf's that I wan't a
Skateboard for Christmas and I
won't HannaH Montana Stough
this year. Stanta Claus and Have
a good year this Christmas. And
I Hope you like my cookies and
milk that I am going to give you
this year. and I am are ready Su-
per reader 4 and I can't what to
get another Piece of paper and
necklace and I am all ready one
my sixes and I wan't to pass to
my seves and I won't to have a
good Chiristmas This year in my
new House I Just can't what to
Chirsmas and when my Brothers
Baby gets here
Love, Alyssa Torres
How have you and Mrs. Claus
been? I hope the reindeer still
haven't been teasing RudolPh. I
have been a little bad, but I am
sorry about that. But my brother
has been really mean to me. I
made straight As and went to
the A honor roll. This Christmas
I would like a shotgun Airsott
gun, Call of Duty 5, and a 20 gage
shotgun. Thank you for all of the
stuff from last year.
Love, Jason Mathis
Dear, Santa Claus,
How are you Santa? I'm wait
ing for you to come. And How
are you reindeer? How is Mrs.
Claus? Is she doing good? Has it
snowed a lot there? Are the elves
tired? I'm wondering if the rein
deers are ok are they?
I have been mean to my sister,
but I'm really sorry Santa please
fogive me. I had to clean my
room and I finished, but I helped
my sister do her work. I have
been very good. And I hope I get
presents. And also I've been read
ing 2 point books, and now I'm
Advanced reader. This Christmas
I would like to have a little pink
camouflage 4 wheeler, a Taylor
Swift CD, and a new Keith Urban
CD. Thank you for the presents
last year. I loved playing with
them. Also McKenzie loved her
chair. I can't wait to see what you
get me this year. I bet you can't
wait to eat the good cookies, Me
and my sisters and brother make
for you. I can't wait to see the
toys. I Love You Santa
Love, Kassidy Redish
Dear Santa, How have you
been? Are the raindeer ok? Does
it snow a lot in the North Pole?
Are the elves doing ok? I hope
tehere not to tired to build toys.
I have been very good this year. I
was mean to my sister, but I help
my mom with the laundry. This
Christmas I would realy like a
Taylor swift cD and a new my lit
tie Pony castle and a dog. Thank
you, and I will make you cookies
Love, Melanie Garza
Dear Santa Claus,
HOw have you been? Are you
having fun at the Northpole? Are
the elves making a lot of toys? I
feel like you are leaving me lots
of presents. I love Christmas. I've
been good this year. I'd like new
Super Mario Bros. and thankyou.
I enjoyed the presents from last
year. Maybe I am giving cookies.
Love, Abby Sigala Luna
How are you and Mrs. Claus
and the raindeer doing? Hopeful-
ly you are doing good. I am. Has
it ben snowing a lot? I'm sorry
but I'v been a bad boy a little to
my brothers and sisters. So now
I'll start being a lot nicer. So I gest
I'll start off saying I'v had a good
year. So now I'm going to be a
good boy. I'll tell you I love to
read. Santa a lot. This Christmas I
would really lik a cD from Taylor
Swift. I love her songs a lot. Next
I want a IPod. and last but not
least a forwheeler.
Love, Christian Guijosa
How are you doing now San
ta? How are the raindeer doing
up North? How are Mis. Claus
doing up North now? It is Snow
so much up North now? How
is the elf doing up North now?
I wish that it the best Christmas
ever. I am sorry I be bad to my
brothers. I help my mom wash
the dish eveyday. I like Christmas
so much? I wish that you come to
my house. I like the toy you dring
last christmas. I safe the toy that I
got last Christmas? I wish I had a
skatebord, a dog or a bike.
Love, Dianca Alvarez
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? I am sorry for being mean
to my brothers and sister. I had a
100 on a reading test. I am read-
ing chapter books and Sunshine
State books. I want a Spy Gear,
ShotGun (NerO, and a Hornet
Nerf and all the collection of the
books Marvin Redpost. Love,
Dear Santa Claus,
How good have you been
this year? Oh and how are the
reindeer this winter? How much
has it snowed down at the
NorthPole? Oh and Mr. Santa
how many toys have the elves
built? It must be cold down at
the NorthPole? I've done a good
thing. I took my puppy out side
to go Potty. And the puppy that
you gave me I took her out to
go Potty, I fed her and gave her
water to drink. Oh and another
good thing I did was helped my
friends and my parents, and also
I helped the other people in my
family. Now for the final thing is
I will ask for 3 things and 2 toys.
The first toy I would realy want
is transformer action figures and
that's the 1st toy. Now the 2nd
toy I would realy want is a toy
lazer gun. Now the first thing is
a pack of pokemon cards. Now
the 2nd thing is a pack of Yu-ge-
yo cards. And Santa there will
be cookies on the table in the
house. You mite see brownies
on the table to. And with some
milk. Oh and watch out for my
cat that sleeps on the couch. She
will wake up, and if she sees you
she will scratch you, but if she
does please don't leave. Please
just kick her out of the way, but
if you do kick her she won't get
How are you and Mrs. Claus?
How are the reindeer and the
elves and Rudolph? Are they do-
ing very good? I hope they are. I
am very sorry for being mean to
my little brother. I obey my mom
when she needs my help. When
she tells me to clean my room.
I do it. I am very sorry for being
bad. Santa Claus I hope you can
give me this. A little teddy bear
and a good Christmas. When
you come there will be some hot
milk and some coockies all for
Love You, Brianna Cardenas
Dear Santa Claus,
How are you Santa Claus? I
bet you are Looking at naughty
list or good list. I've been good
this year. In my A.D. I make A.R.
Shining Star. Christmas is my fa-
vorite holiday. I will maybe get
you Cookies. Please give me a
book or something. Merry Christ-
Love, Julian Jimenez
Hey Santa how are you and
everyone else doing? Santa dose
it Snow at the North Pole? Santa
I wish I could See you and the
raindeers in Person. Well I'm Sor-
ry I been very mean to my broth-
ers and sisters. Will you for give
me Please, and get what I want?
I been very good, but I help my
Parentws work and sometimes
clean the house. I have a realy
nice teacher that teaches good.
I got A.B honor roll last Semes-
ter. But I didn't get A.B honor roll
on my progress report. I've been
reading more Picture books then
ChaPter books. I'm not gona
lie to you. Some People don't
bealive in You, but I do. Now I'm
going to tell you what I want. I
would like an IPod, Des, High
School Music movie. Thank you
very very much for last years
Presents, and this years Presents.
I hope You and everyone else
have a nice Chrismas this year.
I'm going to give you Cookies
and milk. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Sincerely, Lizbeth Paniagua
Dear, Santa Claus
How are you and, Mrs. Claus,
with the elves? I know I am good,
just that I sleep to much, don't
squish me while I'm sleeping.
I help my mom pick up trash,
wash dishes, fix my bed. Here
is a list of things I would tell you
if you can give me. 1. Nintendo
Ds-Pink. 2. Slushy maker 3. A
swim to my Puppy. Thank you
for Presents and have a wonder
Love, Emily Juarez
how are you and Miss Santa
Claus and elfs My name is Cris-
tian. I've ben good some time.
I ben bad mos of the time. I
wish for a fourwheeler and Play-
staition3. and a other four wheel-
er. And Merry Christmas
Hellow Im Ivan Espinoza How
are you and Mrs. Claus? I have
been very good all year I help
walk my dogs, I clean my room,
I hele clean sometimes. I have
been a little bab sorry! These are
something I want for Christmas
1. A real Guitar. 2. A wii.
3. and a stereoe. Meary Christ
Dear Santa Claus,
Hello, my name is Ciara. How
are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I
imagine that you and your elves
are very busy this time of year. I
have been good this year as you
already know. I help my brother
read his A.R. book. I feed all of
our animals in the house all the
animals are 3 dogs, 2 fish, comi-
Ion, berdid dragon, aguana, and
I now I have been bad but I
will be good. I hope you forgive
me. I will leave you cookies and
milk. I would like if you can leave
me these three things. 1. A cho
cho bye bye baby. 2. A spa kit. 3.
Best wishes Marry Christmas
Oh Oh Oh Zeida
How are you doing with Miss
santa and the elfs What I wood
want for Crismas is a game for my
PSP of playstation2. Or a car for
my PSP I wood like a ipod, ipod
nano and a ipod toch I wood like
a plasma t.v. or a xbox 36. 1 have
ben good I hope I gite these stuf
for Crismis. Love Jose
Hello my name is Kara. How
are you and Mrs. Claus? I'm
good. I have been good this year.
I have clean the house and help
feed the dogs, and help my sis
read her A.R. book and clean her
room. I help my mom pack up
because we are moving. I know
you are busy this year and I am
baking cookies for you.
Love, Kara Dawn Alexander
Dear Santa Claus
Hello, my name is Diana. How
are you and Mrs. Claus? I think
you and your elves are working
hard. I've been good this year
because I wash my cloeths, help
my mom in the kichen, and feed
my baby brother everyday. This
year I think I would like to ask
for these things: 1. Nintendo DS-
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ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.
WOOD LATHE 38 inch rail,
cut diameter 12" some tools
COMPUTER ARMOIRE Wrap
around doors with lots of
storage. LaBelle $35.
DARK BLUE courderoy lazy
boy recliner 2 years oldEx-
cellent shape $125.
DINING ROOM table, 4 arm-
chairs & buffet Excellent
cond. must sell $250/or
best offer (863)677-1208
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
LG. BUNK bed/dresser/desk -
Exc. cond. Rarely Used. Pd
1200 $700/or best offer
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS -
BADCOCK, Full size. Good
condition. $100 or best offer.
OAK COMPUTER Armoire -
Cognac color stain...some
tric and phone hookup with
pull out desk. $300/neg.
PATIO BAR Formica,3 doors
& 2 shelves with 4 high back
swivel wicker stools. $225.
RECLINER CHAIR burgundy
good condition $25.
SOFA BED Berkline queen
$200/or best offer.
TRIPLE DRESSER White
French Provincial $75.
WHITE BROYHILL-BR Set,
w/mirrorArmiour $350 for
BLUE FOX Fur size 8,cleaned
& conditioned, paid $1000
call after 6 $600/firm.
GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
7MM MAUSER Carbine Bot
Action Military Sporterized
Rifle, Ft. Pierce $200.
INTERARMS 270 Scope &
sling, exc. cond. $325. Call
AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion, no dvd $60.
BOWFLEX MOTIVATOR -
Strength and fitness trainer,
good conditon, $250. Neg.
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE EX-
CELLENT CONDITION. LO-
CATED IN OKEECHOBEE.
WEIDER PRO club weight
bench/weight set 3001b
weight set $350.
Portable sinks $295,Bench-
es, Amoires & Antique piec-
BLUE Automatic ift char
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Future? Buy and read Dianet-
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
BRAND NEW- 2 sheets of
foam rubber in plastic
3x55x78 $50. Each
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375.
MASSAGER Brookstone, 5
spds. of intensity. Adaptor
for auto use. Like new. $40
OLD RECORDS 33's & 45's
collection in great shape.(tho
dusty!call after 6pm. $50.
OLD RECORDS- 33 1/3 RPM,
Bruebeck, Shearing, For
Freshman & Sinatra .10
cents each. (863)357-4195
Scooter -Sunrunner TM4, 300
Ib wt limit, front chrome
bumper. Like new, 3 yr old
$1,000 obo (863) 675-3851
SMALL DIRT MOTOR CYCLE -
GOOD CONDITION CALL
863-763-3631 LEAVE MES-
SAGE $200. (863)763-3631
STAINLESS STEEL prop -
Used QuickSilver, 23 pitch,
off of 135HP Merc. $125/or
best offer (863)634-9339
TANK 100-250 gallon, it had
potato defoamer in it. It is
non hazardus. $100/or best
WYOTT SLANTED HOT ROD
ROLLER GRILL PD $1,522.
FENDER FB-54 5 string ban-
jo, purchased 7/07, sell
MANDOLIN leather case,
acoustc/electric, made by
Washburn, new setup, $475.
VINTAGE BANJO Hard leath-
er Gibson case, $375. Sell-
ing out. Call 863-467-0940
BIRD CAGE 21x32x36h steel
blue wrolling stand. Total H
w/stand 62", great cond.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS -
purebred, $150, your choice
KITTENS Free kittens to good
home. Calico/Females $0.
MIXED BLACK Lab female
puppy Free to good home
PITBULL Blue, Male, 3 yrs.
old. Great guard dog. Not
good w/kids. $200 neg Good
home only 863-634-7892
JACUZZI like new, 7' square,
cover, heater & lights, $1500
SEW MACHINE Brothers,
asking $80 (863)983-6450
MOUNTED FLA WHITE TAIL
DEER HEAD w/ wooden
back, $85 (863)946-3123
PAINTBALL GUNS 2) lots of
BOSE CINEMATE Home thea-
ter sound system New in
the box. Great Christmas gift!
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incd. $800 080
LARGE 73' MITSUBISIH- Rear
Projection bought in 2005,
moved too large for living
room, excellent cond, great
picture & sound $800 cash
only call to see, great
SANYO W/REMOTE 24" Ex-
cellent condition. Has
video/game inputs. $100.
SONY 27", with stand, sacri-
fice for $100.
SONY WEGA 32" High Def. TV
It's 2yrs. old. Excellent con-
TV 20" with new converter
box. 863-675-3401 $60/or
best offer (863)675-3401
Widescreen 56 inch TV and
Playstaton 2 $500.
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $800 or best offer
BAND SAW 14 inch band
saw, 4 speed and spare
blades (central machinery)
MILLER ECONOTIC WELDING
POWER SOURCE w/tank &
flow meter & foot control,
PLASMA CUTTER Snap-On,
Y555 h-low, new lead, extra
tips, will cut up to 1/2 inch,
DVD Collection 100 Movies,
used once, asking $200 for
all,will divide 863-342-4163,
2260 Howard Rd. LaBelle
OVD RECORDER New Pana-
sonic Records, Erases &
Plays DVD's Ft. Pierce
KICKER AUDIO 650sx
amp&remote, 12" L7, grill,
farad cap used in fact. pack-
age $400. (863)634-2131
NB engines, parts, etc.
Call John at 772-781-4375
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
JOHN DEERE TRACTOR -
65hp, Model 2550, asking
$5000 (305)773-4023 La
NEW TRACTOR ATTACH-
MENTS Tiler $400, Disker
6' $400, Box Blade $350,
Blade $300, 12' Schultz
MARE- 10 years old, good
with kids. $600 OBO
NEW SILVER western show
saddle In time for Xmas.
Loaded with silver never
been on a horse. perfect for
local shows. 16" seat medi-
um tan leather. Will make a
great 1st. show saddle. Call
after 5:30 pm or leave mes-
sage before & I will return
your call $1000/neg.
SADDLE -15" Brown Circle Y
trail/pleasure. Almost new
w/pad & complete tack.
WESTERN SADDLE 16" Like
new, have pics. Contact
CHIPPER SHREDDER good
condition, extra drum and
blades $350/or best offer.
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 16.5 HP Runs Great
$375. (863)610-1811 in
GOOSENECK 8 x 24 20ft flat-
bed 4ft dovetail,ramps,good
RIDING MOWER 14hp, runs
good, needs a little TLC, $75
Every Monday-12pm & every
SADDLE 10" youth po-
ny/horse with both cinches.
Call eve/wkd $125.
SADDLE 10" youth saddle
will fit pony Great Christmas
present! Eve/wkds. $75.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
City of LaBelle 1 BR Furnished
efficiency. $600/mo. Incids
all utilities + satellite tv.
East Fort Myers, 2bd iba,
central heat & a/c, close to
shopping & transportation.
Call aft 6 (239) 694-8871
LABELLE waterfront 2br apt.,
furnished w/boat docking,
great views, no smoking,
800/ mo (239)337-5859
INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP -
4000 sq ft, w/offices, all
Mechanical Shop 30x50, 264
N. Bridge St. $800 month
675-1838 or 675-2264
LABELLE- DUPLEX, Belmont
St., 3br, 1ba, $700/mo. 1st
+ Sec., (863)517-0551
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Screen Porch,
Hot Tub. W&D, $850 mo.
Call for info. 863-634-5236
CANAL HOME Ig. 3/2, den, li-
brary, Fl. room, w/d, huge
private corner lot,
LABELLE 3 BR, l12 BA, Lg.
kitch, Liv. Rm., 50' Covered
porch. 2'/2 acres. Secluded.
LABELLE 3 br, 2 ba, family
room, a/c, new tile/paint,
community pool. $700/mo
+ sec (863)202-0753
LABELLE: 2br/1ba in town.
Nice neighborhood. $600
mo. Call (863)673-6388 or
LaBelle, 3BR, 2BA, 1% Acre,
Fenced in with gate access.
$750 moves you in... no
LAKE ACCESS 3/2, 1800 sq
ft, Formal LR, DR, $850/mo,
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $1,000/mo. 1st,
last& sec. 863-675-1380 or
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used items in
Responsible, good natured
person, $350 me. + $175
deposit, share utilities &
household. Call Charlie
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 o. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. inci. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. ncl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
eight! Visit While's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
LEHIGH -1713 Margate
Blvd., 3BR, 2BA, C/A, stove,
refrig., W/D, City water/sew-
er Owner finance. $74,000.
Low $ down, Move in today!
Call Joe (239) 368-7433
BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
2 1/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
*Port LaBelle Lake Front?
Port LaBelle Wooded?
*Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
Also: 1 1/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Port
LaBelle Ranchettes, 3 ac.
Many live oaks, $69,500
SWEET CYPRESS RANCH
T&A Hay $12 10% Sweet Feed $7.50
Round Bales $50
Al Curry 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd, LaBelle, FL 33935
mI i 5
4BR, 2 bath home with 3000
square feet. Great location in
Moultrie, GA... Has lots of
upgrades... Superb neighbor-
hood! 269,900... Call Norris
Bishop Realty @
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
NC LAND LIQUIDATION!
Mountain and Coastal Es-
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Prices from $29,900! Ashe-
ville and Boone area proper-
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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.
(86650-5263, Ask About
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
Mobile Home 3BR/1BA,
$100 wk. 863-612-4832 or
863-674-1333 Muse area
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool. Lease your 60 x 90 ot,
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.
ORTONA 2/1, mobile, & lot,
$34,500 or best offer
ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Sport Vehices/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT-STOSSELL HULL,
Decked over, with trailer, as
is, no motor or prop $3000
BULLET 22' BASSBOAT 1997
200hp rude fast hull
80+mph needs work
CANOE Gruman, 17', with
paddels & optional third seat,
LANDAU 16 Ft., Aluminum,
Flat bottom. 30 hp Yamaha.
Center Console. Electric.
start. $2500 (267)574-9661
LOWE PONTOON 1994 -
Large pontoons, 70hp John-
son, runs perfect $3000/or
best offer (863)634-8007
COLE CHEY 1997 POP-
CGO BIN.SLEEPS 7 $2500.
COLEMAN POP-UP 1997 -
$2500/or best offer
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
GSX-R 600 2003 Black/
Chrome frame, 21,100 miles
Clean Florida title, $3000
Call Matt at 954-513-9613
HONDA SHADOW SABRE
2001 Haines pipes, saddle
bags. 11000 Miles
SUZUKI 650 1986 Good
Condition. $1400/or best of-
ARCTIC CAT 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good Condition $900.
HONDA 126M, 1985 3 wheel-
er, mint cond. $600/neg. or
trade for canoe of same
cond. Call 239-961-3157
HONDA ODYSSEY 250cc,
good shape, $500.
MANCO 90 CC '04 runs
great, looks great, low hours,
600 neg (863)228-7118
POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE
2006 Papers included
POLARIS 50CC ATV 2005 -
Good condition $900.
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 400
2000 Complete without
motor $250/or best offer
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450
2007 Runs good $4500/or
best offer (239)464-4249
SANDRAIL 2005 1600 cc
VW,Red w Crome Engine,
lights, Labelle $3500/or best
offer (305)773-4023 Labelle
TTR-125, used very little,
reat cond. Big Wheel,$1800
BO0 $350 in extras.
FLEETWOOD DW 2005 2/2
with florida room. Rent per
month is $750.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER 72- 271t,
$1000 239-657-2711 (Im-
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ACURA VIGOR- 1994,Auto,
167k milespower every-
thing, runs great! $2500
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $500! 96 VW
Jetta $600! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271
TOYOTA CAMRY 2000 1
Owner, Excellent condition. 4
Door. Auto., A/C, PW, PL.
Garage kept. Gas saver!
$5495. (561)568-7767 or
WARN WENCH + BUMPER
$800 OBO (863)634-4508
FORD F150- 2000, 5 spd ext
cab, runs great, $5000 Price
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer
BRUSH GUARD FOR FORD
F250 YEAR 2005 -
FORD 302 Block Bored 40
over 302 block and other
parts for it! $500.
GEO PRIZM 1992 4 Door, 5
speed, Toyota Engine, Parts
only $350, Neg
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
WESTIN BLACK SIDE RAILS
FOR 4 DOOR FORD F250 -
CHEVROLET 2500 1989 -
Great work truck. 2nd owner
119K or mi 4X4, cold a/c
F150-1998 New Motor, New
Tires, Runs Great $5000
FORD F-250 1983 Diesel,
a/c, 4spd, runs great, in
Okeechobee $1200/or best
GMC JIMMY- 1990 Full size
4x4, lift kit, big tires, runs
great. $3000 OBO
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up
A-1 condition $100.
CHEVY BLAZER, '92 runs
good, looks good, $2,000 or
best offer (863)763-2724
CHEVY BLAZER '96 4X4, V6,
2 dr, looks good. $2500 Sell
or Trade (863)467-4650
FORD EXPEDITION XLT 2001
All power, Ice cold A/C,
Cloth interior Runs great.
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12 vent,
lights, side, rear doors.
UTILITY TRAILER-16 FT -2
Axel, New Tires $900 OBO
FORD E150 1984 V8 auto-
matic window van used as
work truck good condition
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
EVERGLADES FARM EQUIPMENT WILL
BE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR A JOHN
DEERE 737 COMMERCIAL 2- TRAC
LAWN MOWER, SERIAL NUMBER
TC0737A01009, UNTIL FRIDAY BE
MEMBER 26, 2008, TO RECOVER A
PAST DUE REPAIR BILL MACHINE WILL
BE SOLD AS S
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL BIDS TO THE
FORT MYERS SERVICE DEPARTMENT
AT 9501 STATE ROAD 82, FORT
MYERS, FL 33905 BY NOON ON,
122608. QUESTIONS CALL JOHN AT
304294 CB/B 12/18,25/08
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF CHANGE TO PERMITTED USES
IN CERTAIN ZONING CATEGORIES
The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the follow
ing by ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS or
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENRY COUNTY CODE
OF ORDINANCES, MORE SPECIFICALLY TABLE 53-1 TABLE OF USE REGULA-
TIONS, TO PROHIBIT AGRICULTURE IN nR-1, RG-1M, RO-2, RG-M, RG-3,
RG-3M, AND RG-4, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICA-
TION, INCLUSION IN COE, AND SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EF-
A public heanng on the ordinance will be held on January 13 2009, at 5:05 pm, at
the Clewiston City Hall, Commission Room, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting If a per
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and ei-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays between
the hours of 8:30 a.m and 5:00 pm at the Office of the Clerk, 2nd Floor Hendry
County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
Janet B Taylor Chair
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
304432 GB/CN 12/25/08
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENRY COUNTY AUDIT COMMITTEE
Nodce is hereby given that Mte Hendry County Audi Commitee will hold a meet
ing Monday, January 12, 2009 at 1:30 p.m at the Hendry County Courthouse
Square, Room #A-118 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida. The Committee is
composed of elected officials or their desi nees from the following offices Hendr
County Board of County Commissioners, Sheriff, Clerk of te Circuit Court, Tax Col-
lector Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Auditing
committee with respect to any mater discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tesb
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Audit Committee
304940 CB/CN 12/25/08
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Enterprise-Rent-A-Car employees Be Healthy, Be Happy!
. .. Healthy eating
of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car volun-
teered at Community Cooperative
Ministries' Soup Kitchen, assist-
ing with serving meals and other
tasks. Community Cooperative
Ministries' is a United Way Partner
Agency, and companies such as
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car give back
to the community through volun-
teer projects coordinated by the
our employees believe in giving
back to the community where
we live and work. We want to do
everything we can to help agen-
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resources when so many people
need their assistance. Our reward
is seeing people receive the meal
they need, and knowing we have
made at least a small difference in
someone's life," said Robert Wil-
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Pink 2. i-pod-Blue 3. lap top-Pink
Thank you for all your hardwork
and have a great Merry Christ-
Love, Diana Espinoza
Hellow, my name is Areli.
And I wonder how you and Mrs.
Claus and the elves are doing.
And I'm trying to work hard at
mathamatices I'm not really good
at them. And I hope your having
a good time and sweet dreams.
And I hope you bring the things
that I want for Christmas. And I
hope your having a good time
in the snow. And even at home.
1. Something special for my best
mom. 2. A bike 3. And a big pool.
Love Areli Happy Christmas
How are you, and Mrs. Claus
doing? Are the raindeer ready to
fly? Are the elves finishing up the
toys. I know that I've did some
bad things this year, but would
you forgive me. I'm going to write
the top 3 presents under the sen-
tence. 1. a bike 2. Pixos and 3. an
Easel. One more question. Why
don't you wrap your presents?
LoVe, Emma Bridwell
Dear Santa how are you and
Mrs. Claus doing in the NorthPole
this is what i want for Christma
a PSP a fourwheller and a Play-
station3 and a Xbox 360 and a
Nintendo ds and a bike and a Nin-
Happy Holidays RaYmond
Hi my name is David I'm try
ing to be a good person, but I've
doen one bad thing thiS year
and that bad thing is I didn't go
to sleep when my mom tells me
to. Santa and Mrs. Claus How are
you doing. I bet your very bussy
this year, but I Just wanted to tell
you wat I want for Christmas this
year and what I want is a Nin
tendo wii a smackdown VS raw
2008 game and a labtobe and
thats what I want for Christmas
this year by.
love David #7
My name is Kayla Hood and I
don't think I have ben a good girl
but pleas don't be mad Santa and
how have you ben are the rain-
deer doing good and how is the
elves doing. Do you like cookies
and milk I do. This year I would
like to ask you for three things but
I have more than three. 1. Ipod 2.
That glitter nail thing 3. heelies I
love you Santa and have a good
year Love Kayla XOXOXO
How are you and Miss Claus
doing. I bet that you and your
son, Vice President/General Man-
ager of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car.
Wilson is a United Way board
the food that was served by ten of
The United Way Volunteer
Center connects individuals and
companies to volunteer opportu-
nities throughout our community.
You can reach The United Way
Volunteer Center by calling 433-
3900 or by dialing 211. United
Way 211 also connects Lee, Hen-
dry and Glades residents with car-
ing, trained specialists, who will
match their needs with local hu-
man services or volunteer oppor-
tunities. Available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, United Way
211 is an integral component of
our community's social service
elfs are doing hard work. I know
that I haven't been very good but
now Im doing better So these ar
the things That I want for Christ-
Mas 1. SPA Kit 2. MAIRO Game for
my nintendo D.S 3. I-Pod touch
ThanKyou for all of your hard
work and have a Merry Christ-
mas! happy! holidays! Maggie
I always help my mom in the
Kichen. I broom the flor and I
wash my dads dishes. I even do
eVery thing my brother ses. Santa
can I have a new game for crismas.
And for crismas pleas con you
bring me a new rimot canchrol
car. Can you bring my mom and
dad a love note. Thanks Santa we
all love you. Love Esdiel
To Senta Clows.
I hade a good repot card that
hade a b cs on it. I love Senta-
clows and pies brening me and
my brathers a lots of toys. One I
wownt a pesp. Two for my baby
brather he wons a 4-Wleaer a
smaller one. Three My Big brather
he wowns clows. love Davian
I helP my mom And my teo-
Cher Says I'm good and for You
To goen me adsl cud goen me the
DS I my And Some Bate I we vene
HaPPfen You and my Srse Wusa
little Dog My little Wus a Cra
I have bin good this hole year
except for togay. So if you can fir-
give me i promes to be good every
day. I hope you give me a penncel
that is for riting neet and drawing
Rob Wilson, Dave Scerbo, Chris Lamb, Austin Peterson, Do-
minique Stokes, Matt Pethers, Melissa Hauck, Jen McGrath,
Kim Rider & Dena Garrett.
cool. I would be so happ if you
can bring my uncul a play sashan
2 and my dad a hoow move.
I bin rily good. Last week I
went to the AB hanrl at my skoot
It was fun! Even I help my mom
clean my room. And I bin a good
brothr. Can I pleaze have a wii
and a motrcic pleaze. Love Ricar-
do From Ricardo To Santa
I had bin on my best behaver.
Can I please have a wii. I would
be so happy if I had some new
shoes. Can you please get me and
my brother have our own game-
boys. May I please have more new
games for my game staishin.
I've been good this year. I
help my mother clean the house.
I want a p.s.p. please could you
give me a wii por fa bor could.
You lovely give my brother a Ds
I've have ben good at my
house. I helped my mom clean
the car yesterday. At home I clean
my room. Santa could you give
me a ipod. Santa please could
you give my baby brother some
new shoes and new clean clothe.
Santa it wud be nice if you give
my brothe a ultra dinosaur.
your friend Alejandro
I awas do my home werk I
whont a foltwelr Pies geV me a
dog. Pies gev me a wii. Pies get
me a Dore The Explor haisi Pies
get me a Bieb.
Love Iliana Ibarra
"Relay for Life" Golf
On Saturday, January 31, there
will be a Golf Scramble to benefit
"Relay for Life." The tournament
held at "The Glades" on Route
#80 East with a "shotgun start"
at 8:30 a.m. The format will be 4
person teams in three categories -
men's women's and mixed. The
cost is $40 per person (includes
cart), and advanced reservations
are encouraged. Prizes will be
awarded to winning teams, near-
est to pins and long drives, etc.
There will also be a raffle fea-
turing terific prizes donated by
area businesses. Cash and prize
donations, as well as hole spon-
sorship ($100/hole) would be
very much appreciated.
For more information and/or
to reserve a spot, call 517-2377
I was bin good this week. can
you bring me a psp. Santa can
you bring me a play stashion. can
you bring me a Xbox 360. Santa
can you bring me a wii. Santa can
you bring me a compured. I Love
Santa to bring me a gameboy.
I helpt my mom with the dish-
es. And I do my hamewraK every
day. Santa can you bring me a doll
hals and Santa I will Love to gitt a
wii plese. And Santa I will Love to
Dese games plese Santa.
I want a mp3plaer and a ipod
a baby a live goes to pody how
adoat a toy mostayn for my broth-
er and a dionosor for my other
little brother. And a modersckl for
my big brother. And a ipod for my
sister. I was very good Santa I got
good grades on my reaport card I
helped my mom clean the house
and I thank you for the presents.
Dear Santa Clous
I have bin good his year santa
clous and i bin helping my moth-
er all the days. And in school i bin
good. Santa please bring me a
holepcter. Santa could you please
give me a mottcikle with a rezmot
during the Holidays
By Brenda Barnes
Nibble here -nibble there
nibble-nibble everywhere! The
gives us plenty
to nibble on all
sorts of good-
ies. You might
be baking cook-
candy, or cook
ing a complete Brenda
holiday meal, Barnes
remember that each time you
"taste" something, those are add-
ed calories. Calories may be the
last thing that you want to hear
about just before the big holiday,
but a nibble here and a nibble
there will add up to a lot of extra
calories before you realize it. It's
okay to eat some of your favorite
foods during the holiday season,
but try not to go overboard. Try
to plan ahead. Decide what foods
are your favorites and what foods
you can do without. Don't be
afraid to say "no". If your Mom
or Grandmother begs you to try
all of their hearty dishes, just tell
them that you want to save your
taste buds for your favorites.
Don't skip meals! You need to
keep your body satisfied so that
you don't over indulge at the end
of the day. Drink plenty of water
and munch on something healthy
before starting to cook or before
attending any parties. Try to keep
yourself busy by talking with fam-
ily and friends instead of focusing
on the table full of goodies. If you
do happen to splurge one day,
it doesn't have to sabotage your
entire holiday healthy eating plan.
Accept the choices that you made
and start fresh the next day with-
out feeling guilty and give it your
best. Happy Holidays and remem-
ber, be healthy and be happy!
Brenda Barnes is the Public
Information Officer and Plan-
ning Consultant for the Hendry
and Glades County Health De
partments. If you would like to
read an article about a particular
health topic, please call 863-674-
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