Group Title: Caloosa belle
Title: The Caloosa belle
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027799/00135
 Material Information
Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00027799
Volume ID: VID00135
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - AKN0330
oclc - 33284192
alephbibnum - 002042466
electronic_aleph - 003298622
electronic_oclc - 60662443
lccn - sn 95047167
 Related Items
Preceded by: Hendry County news
Preceded by: LaBelle leader

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

1222009 ( PDF )


Full Text

At the Creek


Page 10






AL oos


County Commission

Page 2






BELLE


Delivering Western Hendry County's News Since 1922

VOLUME 87 *NUMBER 4TUSY


At a Glance

LHS to host first
Library Club
The first meeting of the
Friends of the LaBelle High
School Library, will be held
at the LaBelle High School Li-
brary on Saturday, Jan. 31. The
meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
Refreshments will be available
for a nominal donation. If you
like books and reading, plan
to meet with other members
of our community including
students, teachers, and par-
ents. Our goal is to improve the
resources of the LHS Library
and develop a book exchange
program among our members.
Bring those books you no lon-
ger want and exchange them
with other interested readers.
You may also add to your per-
sonal library searching books
that are being removed from
the LHS Library. We also plan
to identify books that will be
sold through eBay and other
auction houses. As part of our
activities we will learn to devel
op listings on eBay and to post
them. Contact Mel Greenleaf
at LaBelle High School at 863
674-4120 with any questions.
We hope to see you at our first
meeting. The Friends of the La-
Belle High School is a non-prof-
it organization, whose mission
is to improve student reading
and community involvement at
LaBelle High School.

Commodities to be
distributed
The Hendry County Food
Bank will be distributing USDA
Commodities at the Dallas
Townsend Center on Thurs-
day, January 29, 2009 from
noon till approximately 3 p.m.
Individuals are eligible if they
receive Food Stamps, TANF,
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI), Medicaid or Residence in
Public Housing funded by Mu-
nicipal, County, State or Federal
Government. Individuals can
also be eligible based on our
income guideline chart.

Old Timers' Dinner
Make plans to attend and
mark your calendars for the
kickoff event of SCF, the Old-
Timers' Dinner, Thursday, Feb.
19, at LaBelle Civic Center. It's
in HONOR of our Old-Timers,
not just for Old-Timers. Cater-
ing 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. Call the chamber at 675
0125; 675-0374 or 675-1338 for
tickets.

Ready for a laugh?
LAFF REVUE by Lansing
Corbett (Baker's Plays). Direc-
tors Martha Pierce and Jack
Neitzke. Laff Revue is a script-
ed version of past talent and
variety shows with the main
characters being the emcee
and comedian -all wrapped
around a rather corny comedy
that takes place in the 1940s.
Performances: Jan.. 22, 23, 24,
25 and Jan. 29, 30, 31 and Feb.
1. Show times 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri
and Sat.; 2 p.m, Sun. Firehouse
Cultural Center, 241 N. Bridge
St., LaBelle. Call 863-675-3066
for reservations. Tickets are
$12 with reservations; $14 at
door.

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

newszap.com
FreeSpeech reeAds




S11111111 0111
a 16510 00019


Coming toegether: Martin Luther King March


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Signs of the times
These little ones are learning early the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in our
nation's history, present and future. They all walked in the MLK parade from MLK and
Cowboy Way to Kid Jones Park. They are, Keke Broughton, Clara Williams, Chanel
Broughton, Kobie Adams, Aaliyah Smith, Keshaunte Smith and Oscar Ross. On a day
set aside to honor one of America's past great African American leaders and the eve of
inaugurating the first African American President, local residents felt special meaning
in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Togetherness
Jenna McClain with her friend, Jerretha Gunsby, brother Reece McClain and parents
Maurice McClain and Jennifer McClain. The walkers made their way to Kid Jones Park,
where they prayed together, sang together and of course ate great food.




Murphy at early juncture

Analyses, much work ahead


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
LABELLE -- In many ways,
Rick Murphy, Hendry County's
new superintendent, is still get-
ting his feet wet.
Despite having taken the
initiative to scrutinize the full
duties of his new position just
days after being elected, there
is much to be learned from
this: his first year as the school
district's top administrator.
There are many problems,
not the least of which includes
a shrinking budget and falling
enrollment figures. Every day


offers something new in the
way of challenges and solu-
tions, Mr. Murphy said.
"I really need to evaluate
where we're at," said Mr. Mur
phy. "We need to see what pro-
grams we can improve or con-
tinue. There's always a need for
change and improvement."
Following years of steady
growth, the mantra at the
school board level seemed
to revolve around "growth,
growth, and more growth," Mr.
Murphy explained.
Now, in the wake of an eco-
nomic depression, and uncer-


tain news affecting agriculture
at home, the school district
must poise itself and plan for
stagnation, or, in more likely
terms, a reduction in operating
dollars.
To prepare, Mr. Murphy has
been recruiting the help of his
own mentors.
"I've talked to school board
members, business people,
faith-based groups," said the
new administrator. They've all
helped to provide a clear un-
derstanding of the obstacles
ahead.
See Murphy Page 2


School




board cuts




employees


On January 13, 2009, at
its regularly scheduled Board
meeting, the School Board
voted unanimously to approve
the Superintendent's recom-
mendation to implement a
Reduction-In-Force of 58 to a
maximum of 80 employee po
sitions. These personnel cuts
will be effective February 13,
2009. The employees involved
were notified Tuesday, January
20, and transition assistance is
being offered. It is the intent of
the Board to offer all of the em-
ployees affected an 18-month
Recall as existing positions are
vacated or new positions be-
come available.
Superintendent of Schools
Rick Murphy's recommenda-
tion to the board asked for the
reduction in these job catego-
ries:
A minimum of 50 posi-
tions, not to exceed a
maximum of 71 posi-
tions from paraprofes-
sional, instructional
assistant and self care
assistant categories;
one clerical position;
two occupational spe-
cialists;


one resource coun-
selor;
*one supervisor of fi
nance;
*a minimum of three
nurses, not to exceed
a maximum of four
nurses.
According to new Superin-
tendent of Schools Rick Mur-
phy, the reason for the reduc
tion is that there is significantly
less revenue flowing from both
the State and County to operate
our schools.
The State's expected two
percent holdback came
through this month, making
a $1 million dent in the local
school budget.
Mr. Murphy said discussions
on how to deal with the com-
ing shortfalls have been ongo-
ing for some time, beginning
with former Superintendent
Tom Conner.
Making the pill harder to
take, school enrollment for this
year is down. Enrollment fig-
ures are one basis for the level
of state funding to schools.

See Cuts Page 2


The annual Hendry-Glades
Homeless Coalition's Point in
Time survey count of homeless
will be January 25-31. You can
help make the coalition's task
easier. If you know of a location
where homeless people may
be living, please e-mail the co-
alition at that address. Detailed
information is not necessary,
just a general location.
People can also volunteer
to participate in the coalition's
area canvassing on Jan. 31.
There are also several volun-
teer opportunities throughout
the year not just at this time.
Of course, monetary dona-
tions are always accepted as
well as food, blankets, toiletry
items etc. The items are distrib-
uted to those that are homeless
or at risk of becoming home-
less.


New Hendry
Murphy.


Anyone who would like
to have more information or
participate in the county can e-
mail the Hendry/Glades Home-
less Coalition at hendryglade-
shomelesscoalition@yahoo.
com
Last year 475 persons in
Hendry-Glades were identified
in the annual Point in Time sur-
vey as homeless.
According to the National
Coalition for Homeless, there
are several factors that help de-
fine homelessness.
Some are classified as
homeless because they lack a
fixed, regular, adequate night
time residence or have a prima-
ry night time residence that is
supervised publicly or privately
operated shelter for temporary

See Homeless Page 2


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
County Superintendent of Schools Rick


The Best


-cure


Offers Of The Year!


75-188LA a 2 SFOR

675-1686 Hliliwav 29 South


ff awn .,,,l,,l r,,,nl ,-- mm.Ianhtordv"afl.com


Homeless count


January 25-31





2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009


Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Marching together
Debra Gayle, Retha Gunsby,
Sabrina Collins, Patricia
Cross, and Sadie Johnson all
got into the spirit of the day as
they marched in Ford/Sunset
Park's annual tribute to Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Monday.
With Barrack Obama's inau-
UR( S DO COME LPu! I guration coming up Tuesday,
the annual event had special
significance this year. A con-
tingent from F/S Park were in
Washington, D.C, represent-
ing their friends, neighbors
and families at the historic
..... llramn- t g*i inauguration of the first Afri-
can-American President.





Administrator contract approved

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza the retroactive compensation to of the informal board said they group.


Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- Following an
extended discussion regarding it,
Hendry County commissioners
voted to approve a $125,000 con-
tract with Judi Kennington-Korf.
The county administrator was
briefly put on the hot seat as the
commissioners and at least one
resident wondered aloud wheth-
er the amount was justified.
At least one commissioner,
Darrell Harris, thought the sum
was too high for Hendry County
-which finds itself in the position
of finding ways to trim the budget
under challenging economic con-
straints.
"We're in the hole and it scares
me to death," warned Commis-
sioner Harris. "What's gonna
happen next year" if the trend
continues, he said.
Commissioner Kevin McCarthy
disagreed, suggesting that getting
the right person means offering
the right amount.
"If you can't afford it, you can't
have a county administrator,"
Commissioner McCarthy said.
A comparison of salaries in
similarly sized counties averaged
$129,000.
Commissioners voted to ap-
prove the contract, amending


Continued From Page 1

The District's 2008-2009 bud
get is based upon local and State
revenue that has steadily de-
creased over the last six months,
and a budget for the remaining
year and next year that may con-
tinue to experience significant
State cutbacks. The District's
reserves are at an all time low,
and there is very little money
to cover any unforeseen prob-
lems through the second half of
the year. Over eighty percent of
the District's budget obligates
salaries and benefits for close to
one thousand employees. The
other 20 percent of the budget
is non-salary expenses or op-
erational costs. The District has
already made cuts in the areas
of equipment, supplies, travel,


Murphy
Continued From Page 1

Referring to news of U.S. Sug
ar selling its land to the state of
Florida, and wondering how ex-
actly that will affect the residents
of Hendry County, Mr. Murphy
draws parallels to the enrollment
decline and major announce-
ments by the company in the
past 10 years.
"You can see when U.S. Sugar
started to make cuts, you can see
the numbers go down," said Mr.
Murphy.
"When people don't have
jobs, they don't have kids in
school," explained the superin-
tendent.
The district lost 33 teach
ers last year, and positions have
sometimes been left vacant by
the stresses of a hurting budget.
The challenge is in continuing a
high level of academics, while
confronting those shortfalls
head-on.
Despite the drop, Mr. Murphy
remains in charge of 7,000 stu
dents -- a fact he is quite cogni-
zant of.
"There's 14,000 parents be-
hind these 7,000 students, and
another 28,000 grandparents be-
hind them," said Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Murphy applauds the
work of his predecessors, espe-
cially with regard to improving
the overall district grade to a "B"
last year. From here on out, he
said, the district will be focused
on maintaining, and then im-
proving those gains.
As a former student of the
Hendry County school system,
Mr. Murphy remembers more vo-
cational programs being offered
then compared to now. He said
he would like to implement the
programs again, notwithstand-
ing whether or not those types of


when she was officially made
county administrator.
In preparation for the upcom-
ing legislative delegation meeting,
Hendry County officials reviewed
their list of top priorities.
Among other items, the county
is hoping to secure appropriations
for improvements to the main
courthouse complex, stormwater
improvements, and grants for the
widening of S.R. 29 and S.R. 82.
Commissioners agreed to
place the inland port project and
site high on the list, along with
the widening of S.R. 80, east of
LaBelle to U.S. 27.
The items will be presented to
visiting legislators during the Jan.
27 meeting in LaBelle.
Commissioners also debated
whether to formalize a fact-find
ing group of citizens whose goal
is to help the county realize a sav-
ings in its various insurance poli-
cies.
The group was established
by volunteers late last year. The
citizens in the volunteer group
said the county stood to realize
savings in the hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars if they compared
what's available in the insurance
market.
On Tuesday, the members

utilities and general operating
costs. These cuts to operational
expenses will save the District
$643,000 this year and $959,000
in next year's budget.
These cuts are substantial,
but they do not provide adequate
funding for the remainder of this
year or for next year's budget.
So, Mr. Murphy warns that addi
tional cuts will be necessary. The
school board is already looking a
probable additional loss of $2.5
million from next year's budget.
However, there is still hope that
in March the Legislature will hold
the line on more cuts.
This is the third Reduction-In-
Force over the last 20 years, and
it's the deepest and most painful
on record. Reverend Dwayne
Brown, a Board Member from
Clewiston offered a prayer prior
to the Board's vote, and Chair-
man Pat Langford offered to hear
comments from the large group

jobs will be here.
A regular day for the superin-
tendent begins at 5:30 a.m., and
normally doesn't end until "very
late." If he's not at the main of-
fice in LaBelle, Mr. Murphy is usu
ally on the road, visiting schools
in Clewiston and LaBelle. The
schedule has been a hectic one,
he said, but it is necessary if he is
to enact the change that spurred
him to run for office.
He gives credit to his senior
staff, and said he looks forward
to his continued relationship
with the members of the school
board. Previously a board mem-


preferred to operate without the
burden of having to adhere to the
Sunshine Law -- which requires
their meetings to be advertised,
and restricts members from dis-
cussing their work outside of a
public setting.
The question was whether
the board would ultimately make
a recommendation regarding
which insurance policies, and in-
surance companies, are the best
fit for the county.
The group could not hold
meetings informally and then,
leading up to a recommendation,
hold one or two meetings as an
advisory board.
"I don't want a scenario where
they are making a recommenda-
tion at the end of a private pro-
cess," Mark Lapp, the county at
torney, said.
Any desire to provide a recom-
mendation to the board under-
scored the importance of estab-
lishing a formal advisory board,
the attorney said.
The members of that board
explained that no formal bids had
been requested of the insurance
companies, and that commission-
ers are entitled to make their own
decisions on the matter -- without
the influence of the fact-finding

in the audience.
After the Superintendent's
recommendation, there was
stark silence before the Board
voted. Emotions were obvious to
any observer as the Board Mem-
bers struggled with their deci-
sion. These decisions were very
difficult for the Superintendent,
our School Board and the District
Leadership Team. The process
was very complicated and emo-
tional for everyone. The team
truly considered the students,
employees and overall impact to
our community.
The School District would ask
that residents contact their leg-
islators to remind them of their
previous commitment to hold
education harmless during bud-
get cuts. Following the vote the
meeting was adjourned a little
after 10:15 p.m, and the room
quickly emptied with very little
conversation.

ber, now the superintendent, Mr.
Murphy said his familiarity with
the board is an added benefit.
"I feel I have a good working
relationship with the board," he
said.
The superintendent also main-
tains an open-door policy with all
of his employees.
"I'm very candid with them
and I tell them to be candid with
me," he said.
As long as he has that, all the
other pieces of the financial puz-
zle should fall into place.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.


) It Must be Love.

1 It Must be Hospice.
"... you have changed my life and
provided me with the motivation to live
each day to the fullest. Life has become so
much more meaningful every moment."
family member of a patient


Le&se.d te State 0f fra S&ce 984


(863) 983-7771
Clewiston, LaBelle, Ma


(800) 835-1673


"I think it's wrong where we
can't pick up the phone," and
talk to one another, said Wayne
Switzer, a member of the board.
Mr. Switzer said he had done ev-
erything in his power to ensure,
"I don't break the law."
Nevertheless, commissioners
decided that they would like the
board to make a formal recom-
mendation at the completion of
their data-gathering work.
For the sake of continuing and
completing their work, the group
agreed.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
cornm.


Homeless
Continued From Page 2
living; live in a public or private
place not designed for, or ordinar-
ily used as, a regular sleeping ac-
commodation. The national co-
alition also includes those sharing
housing with others due to loss of
housing, economic hardship or
similar reason as homeless.
In 2003, children under the age
of 18 accounted for 39 percent of
the homeless population; 42 per-
cent of these were under the age
of five (National Law Center on
Homelessness and Poverty, 2004).
This same study found that unac-
companied minors comprised 5
percent of the urban homeless
population. However, in other cit-
ies and especially in rural areas,
the numbers of children experi-
encing homelessness are much
higher.
According to the National Law
Center on Homelessness and
Poverty, in 2004, 25 percent of
homeless were ages 25-34; the
same study found percentages of
homeless persons aged 55-64 at 6
percent.
Most studies show that single
homeless adults are more likely
to be male than female.
The number of homeless fam-
ilies with children has increased
significantly over the past decade.
These proportions are likely to be
higher in rural areas.
Research also indicates that
40 pecent of homeless men have
served in the armed forces.


Formerly Doug
EDISON PLUMBING, INC. Scratchley
Plumbing Inc.
4 875 Industrial Ct. LaBelle, FL 33935


COMPLETE PLUMBING SERVICE
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL REPIPE REMODEL
SERVICE REPAIRS BACKFLOW
INSTALLATION & CERTIFICATION
water Heater Repairs Electric Drain Cleaning Camera Inspection
863-675-8946 239-690-1824
CC14266i90 FREE ES IIMAI ES INSURED


NOW IS A GREAT

TIME TO GET MONEY.
APPLY FOR A MONEY NOW LOAN*!
Need cash in a hurry at tax time? Apply
for a Money Now Loan* when you have
your taxes prepared. Upon loan approval,
you'll walk out with money in no time at all.
It's that easy.
Come in for a chance to
win a $100 Giftcard
See Tax Advisor for details
JACKSON UHEWIT

A Partner And A Paths

505 W Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle Fl 33935
863-612-1040

$45 -ff--

Tax Preparation Fees
Coupon Code:Clerg
'Subiact t cred approva, terms and condi s, and applying tora Refund Ancipauon oan (RAL). MoneyNow Loan c"MNL) ot
$1000 os provided hy Santa Barbaa Bank& s, a divion of Pacifi Capial Bank A or Republic Bank A MIL isa loan based pon
and secured by yurfeiteral treax re Lnders charge a tax refund account set-up fee and finance charge Refund amount may b
reduced by pnor RALdet. Tm se e-filing nth direct deposit tiouta AL typically receive federal tax refund in 815 days
Most aices ae independent ow ane d operated








CALOOivSAr BELwE
Deliering Western Hendry County' Nes Since 1922


To Reach Us
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 518
LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address:
22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541
Fax: (863) 675-1449
Website: www.newszap.com/labelle
To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes sub-
missions from its readers. Opinions,
calendar items, story ideas and pho-
tographs are welcome. Call (863)
675-2541 to reach our newsroom.
Items may be mailed, faxed or e-
mailed. If you are sending photo-
graphs via e-mail please send them
in JPEG format, also please do not
send WORD documents, just paste
these messages into the body of the
e-mail. Office documents are ok.
The deadline for all news items is 11
a.m. on Monday prior to the follow-
ing Thursday's publication.
E-Mail cbnews@newszap.com
Speakout: (863)675-4516
To Place a Display Ad
Phone: (863) 675-2541
The deadline for all advertising is 4
p.m. on Friday for the following
Thursday's publication
E-mail cbadsales@newszap.com

Billing Department
E-mail billteam@newszap.com


To Place a Classified Ad
Cal 1 -877 353-2424 to place a clas-
sified line advertisement from home.
The deadline for all classified line
advertising is Monday at 11 a.m. for
the following Thursday's publica-
tion.
Fax (877) 354-2424
E-Mail: classads@newszap.com

For Subscriptions
Phone: 1-800-282-8586
The Caloosa Belle distributes 7,500
copies in the LaBelle and Western
Hendry County areas every
Thursday. Copies of the paper can be
found at various stores throughout
town and selected homes in LaBelle
enjoy complementary home deliv-
ery. First-class mail subscriptions are
available at $120 per year, $60 for six
months and $30 for three months.
For those outside our distribution
areas and for those who prefer to
read the newspaper online, we offer
e-Subscriptions for $26 per year. E-
Subscribers receive an email with a
link to the latest edition of the news-
paper, as soon as it is posted online.
E-Subscribers are able to view the
actual newspaper pages, including
every story, feature, advertisement
and photo. For more information,
visit newsrap.com or email reader-
services@newszap.com.


We have money

to lend and



Loans you



can write



home about!

Now may be the best time in history to buy a home. Rates are
at a 40-year low. And Seacoast's Lock & Shop mortgage service
puts you in the right place at the right time. Get pre-approved,
lock in a rate, and have up to 90 days to find the perfect home.
If rates go down before you close, so does your rate! Call us
today and we'll start writing!


17 N. Lee St., Labelle, 675-2300
www.seacoastnational.com




Fee

NAD R subsiio coasaningCorporaion
NASDAQ sicF A subsidiary of Seacoast Banking Corporation ofFlorid


SSeacoast
NATIONAL BANK
good aboutyour bank


---





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009 3


Arrests


LaBelle
Marshall Edwin Seitz, 36, was
arrested Jan. 18 and charged with
burglary of a structure/convey
ance unarmed with no person
inside, larceny $300-$5,000 and
loitering a prowling. Sgt. Home
was the arresting officer.
Francisco Martinez, 30, was
arrested Jan. 17 and charged as
a fugitive from justice from Col-
lier County FTA: open container.
Deputy Larry Preece was the ar-
resting officer.
Maria Antonia Rivera, 27, was
arrested Jan. 17 and charged with
non-moving traffic violation driv-
ing with an expired license four
months or over, grand theft ve-
hicle third degree and resisting an
officer without violence. Deputy
Terri Hessler was the arresting of-
ficer.
Wesley M. Gutierrez, 28, was
arrested Jan. 16 and charged as
an out-of-state fugitive from jus-
tice and resisting an officer high
speed pursuit and flee/elude. He
was arrested after a chase from
Lee County. Deputy J. Poole was
the arresting officer.
Jesse Lee Monroe, 32, was ar-
rested Jan. 15, and charged with
dealing in stolen property. Sgt. O1-
vera was the arresting officer.
Nathan Dewayne Francis, 21,
was arrested Jan. 14 and charged
with nonmoving traffic violation


- operating a motor vehicle with-
out a valid driver license, battery
on an officer, firefighter or EMT,
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell, manufacture, deliver etc.
Schedule II, possession of co-
caine and possession/use of nar-
cotic equipment. Sgt. Olvera was
the arresting officer.
Pedro Murillo Martinez, 16,
was arrested Jan. 13 and charged
with possession of drugs with in-
tent to sell, etc, new legend drug
without a prescription, possession
of marijuana with intent to sell,
manufacture, deliver schedule I,
and possession of marijuana over
20 grams or controlled substance
without a prescription. Deputy N.
Kirk was the arresting officer.
Steven Ray Orengo, 39, was
arrested Jan. 13 and charged with
VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy L. Preece was the ar-
resting officer.
Joseph ONeal Wilson Jr., 38,
was arrested Jan. 13 and charged
with VOP: felony or community
control. Deputy J. Poole was the
arresting officer.
Edwin Nathan Smith, 26, was
arrested Jan. 12 and charged with
sexual offense against a child -
fondle victim under 12 years of
age, offender is over 18. Deputy L.
Morales was the arresting officer.
Clewiston
Virgilio Arriesgad Lanchine-


bre, 53, was arrested Jan. 16 and
charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon. Sgt. D. Davis was
the arresting officer.
Rafael Angel Gonzalez, 63,
was arrested Jan. 15 and charged
with sexual assault by a person
over 18 years of age, victim under
12. Allen Davies was the arresting
officer.
Rodney Jawan King, 29, was
arrested Jan. 14 and charged with
property damage criminal mis-
chief $200-$1,000, burglary of a
structure/conveyance unarmed
with no person inside and larceny
$300-$5,000. Inv. Tiffany Arnold
was the arresting officer.
William Patrick Larry, 38, was
arrested Jan. 14 and charged with
a nonmoving traffic violation-
driving with a license suspended
third or subsequent. Deputy J.
Soto was the arresting officer.
Raymond Lee Allen, 38, was
arrested Jan. 13 and charged
with smuggling contraband into
a detention facility. Deputy Terri
Hessler was the arresting officer.
Marco Antonio Rosales, 22,
was arrested Jan. 12 and charged
with FTA: felony offense. Bonnie
Weaver was the arresting officer.


LaBelle architect shifts practice


Special to the Caloosa Belle
Ted Hoffman, an award-win-
ning architect who has lived in
LaBelle for 14 years, is expanding
his practice this year to include
the design of unique, custom
homes and offices.
Throughout his career, Hoff-
man has specialized in large proj-
ects for not-for-profit and public-
sector organizations but said he
always enjoyed the occasional
custom home or office that has
come his way. In the New Year,
he's shifting his focus to take on
more such projects.
"Working one-on-one with
the right client is a very reward-
ing process," Hoffman said. "I
want to make a work of art that
people can live and work in that is
a true expression of their person-
alities. Its' a collaborative, intense
process. But when it works, it can
make an amazing place."
Raised in Miami and a gradu-
ate of the University of Miami
School of Architecture, Hoffman
moved to LaBelle in 1995 to be
near his main client at the time,
the Redlands Christian Migrant
Association. Since the move,
Hoffman's work has taken him
to projects up and down the U.S.
East Coast, where he designed
and built childcare centers and
community buildings for a variety
of not for profit clients.
In LaBelle, Hoffman designed
RCMAs Krome Child Develop-
ment Center on Cowboy Way, as
well as facilities in Glades County.
In Immokalee, he designed the
RCMA headquarters and charter
school. Hoffman recently traveled
to Barcelona, Spain, to present
his work at the World Architec-
tural Festival, an invitation-only
competition.
Hoffman is also the architect
for an affordable-housing project
in LaBelle on Jaycee-Lions Drive.
This 88-unit community features
two- and three-story townhomes
built around a commons area,
which includes recreation areas, a
community clubhouse and laun
dry and picnic facilities. "I haven't
done these large housing projects
for years," Hoffman stated, "but I
couldn't let an important project
like this be designed in my town
without getting involved."
Hoffman has used his home
on the Caloosahatchee River to
try many of the ideas that have
made his work unique. He wants
to find a few like minded clients
to build for in a much closer vicin-
ity. He is already working on two
private homes in Florida as well
as an interesting community per-
formance stage near Florida City.
He's come to appreciate the
advantage of the relatively imme-
diate access to his work that these
closer-to-home projects allow.
"Nothing can beat an onsite,
day-to-day presence by the de-
signer with his client, both shar
ing a labor of love of a unique,
custom home or office," Hoffman
said.
Given these lean construction
times, another motivation is to
design and build custom, one-of-
a-kind buildings that are more af-
fordable, he said.
"I have local builders whose
work I know and respect who
are ready to work with me in an
almost design-build capacity to
make the process complete,"
Hoffman adds.
For more information, see
www.tedhoffman.us or email
thoff44@gmail.com


Submitted photos/Matt Bokor
RCMAs Krome Child Development Center on Cowboy Way,
designed by LaBelle architect Ted Hoffman.


Submitted photos/Matt Bokor
Ted Hoffman: LaBelle Architect Ted Hoffman


ANTONIA, ADRIANA, GABY AND APRIL

N Double Image Salon


505 W. HICKPODCHEE AVE, SUITE #l00
LABELLE, FL B63-675-4940
W 6et. Sir 9 a4* a* PmW W a lu





Better teen driver

meets


bigger



discounts


Let me show you how our Steer Clear
discount can teach your teen better driving
habits while you save money.

Are you
DiPofi Ins Agcy Inc
Rena DiPofi, Agent
Labelle, FL 33935
rena.dipofi.c84a@statefarm.com SAni rAR
Bus: 863-675-1880 Fax: 863-675-8970
nassenancy


State Fam Mutual Automobile Isurance Company, State Farm Indemnit Cormpan, BlOammngton, IL


PDORe38 100


United Way, Consumer Credit


Counseling need VITA volunteers


FORT MYERS (January 14,
2009) United Way of Lee, Hen
dry, and Glades and Consumer
Credit Counseling Services are
looking for volunteers to help ex-
pand the Volunteer Income Tax
Preparation (VITA) program in
our community. VITA is the na-
tional free income tax assistance
program for low to moderate
income families and individuals.
VITA volunteers will help individ-
uals and families prepare and file
their returns and assist them in ac-
quiring earned income tax credits
for which they may qualify.
The United Way Volunteer
Center is currently recruiting


volunteers to serve as greeters,
screeners or tax preparers. Free
training will be provided. Volun-
teers will complete a certification
online and software training will
be provided by the Internal Rev-
enue Service.
VITAwillbe offered in Lee, Hen-
dry, and Glades counties through
a partnership with United Way of
Lee, Hendry, and Glades, Con
sumer Credit Counseling Services
and the Internal Revenue Service.
There will be several sites in Lee
County, including Cape Coral,
Lehigh, Fort Myers and East Fort
Myers. Two additional sites will
be available in Hendry County. If


you have an interest in volunteer-
ing for the VITA program, please
call Kim Berghs at the United Way
Volunteer Center by dialing 211 or
239-433-3900 Ext. 260.
The Volunteer Center is a
program of United Way 211. By
simply dialing 2-1-1, Lee, Hendry
and Glades residents can reach a
caring, trained information and
referral specialist, who will match
their needs with local human ser-
vices or volunteer opportunities.
United Way 211 is available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.




Public Issues Forums:
Join the discussion!


Christ the King
Lutheran Church








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

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


The Education Center is co-
ordinating the following courses
with the Workforce Council, pro-
viding training opportunities.

Basic Computer
Literacy
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida has immedi-
ate openings in the upcoming
basic computer course is ongo-
ing from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is
$125 for the four classes. This is
an enrichment class with no cer-
tification. Call 675-6800 or email
Shughesedcenter@ embarqmail.
corn for questions or to register.

NCCER Construction
Craft Skills Level I
The Education Center of
Southwest Florida is receiving
applications to enroll in the first


READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

reo wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


FREE


construction trades level I course.
The cost for the course is $750.
Classes will be scheduled in the
evenings at the Education Center
at 4930 SR Hwy. 29 S. Call 675-
6800 to receive an application or
email Sonny Hughes, director, at
shughesedcenter@embarq-
maii.com. This course provides
national certification by the Na-
tional Center for Construction
Education and Research.

Commercial Drivers
License
The Education Center of South-
west Florida is receiving applica-
tions to take CDL training. Call
675-6800 or email shughesedcen-
ter@embarqmail.com to receive
an application or more informa-
tion. Costs vary with the length of
the course taken.


THISl IS WHAT A *ER ITH


JANAR IGLUOA MOT

AOESEU ATFML EY C ARE 836506
0 I /N:''l: ][' ', ~[] r, b]=~'
!Yal I~a ['d [," [e] I: .[*,*] r_, I *] / -"I


For Glades County


FREE


WHEN

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at the

DOYLE CONNER BUILDING

MOORE HAVEN

CALL (863) 675-0124
"Small Business, Farmers, Government Agencies, etc....
waste wil also be accepted during this scheduled event"

How to Transport/Before You Bring In Your Hazardous Waste
Leave all products in their original containers
SDO NOT mix different or unknown materials together
Label or leave labels on all containers
SCheck all containers for leakage, transport upright in a sturdy box or tray.
DO NOT eat, drink or smoke while handling or transporting.



END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Compuler, Monitcrs, Keboads, Terminals, Televisions,
Stereo, Printers, Fax Machines, VCR's, DVD Players, Video Came Video Game Cnsdes,
Wireless Devices


Examples of commonly used TOXIC
Household Materials
to be brought to the Household Hazardous
Waste Collection Centers

Oil-based paint or latex paintthinners, stains, varnishes, strippers, wood
preservatives, Solvents, Spot removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze,
Flammable liquids, Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols, Used oil limit 5 gal.
Hearing Aid, Button Batteries, Unbroken Fluorescent lamps,
Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemi-
cals, Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated Medicines,
Household cleaning fluids- Bleach, Ammonia, Drain openers, Oven
cleaners, Flashlight batteries and Lead acid auto batteries.


Learn new skills at


the Education Center


Household Hazardous Waste



Electronics Waste Collection





4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009


Speak Out
Have a comment, opinion or question about a public issue?
Post it anytime at the LaBelle public forum at newszap.com.
It is a hometown site, so visit the page as often as you would
like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by sending an
e-mail to cbnews@newszap.com. Comments will be published
in the newspaper as space permits.

Printing the news
JOURNALISTIC COURAGE: I fell in love with our LaBelle the first
time I drove through town. It is my paradise. I love The Caloosa Belle,
it keeps me up the local news.
I was so sad and angry to know there was a demon living here.
How can any human be so evil to a helpless dog. I disagree with the
reader, who said this should not be printed. We need to know. I hope
the sheriff gives this evil one the most the law allows.
Roses to you for your courage to print this.

School Layoffs
SIGN OF THE TIMES: By now you have heard about the layoffs
at the schools in LaBelle and Clewiston. Due to the state cutting the
budget by about 2 million, many people will be losing their jobs. If
the previous superintendent and the school board members had been
watching the budget better, not making up jobs for their friends or just
spending money on things that were not necessary, just maybe this
people would not have had to lose their jobs. With tax being lost from
the sale of Sugar and people not being able to pay property taxes, we
can look for more jobs to be cut. The school board members are paid
very well for working just 2 nights a month. They also have other in
come and do quite well. Maybe they should think about just donating
their time and put that money back into the school system. Their pay
for 24 nights a year is more than the salaries of those that are being
laid-off. Years ago school board members were not paid, they were
concerned citizens of the community that really cared about the edu-
cation of the children of the community. Maybe we need to get back
to that time in history when things worked better.

Sheriff's department new beginning
HAPPY WITH CHOICES: Sheriff Whidden was my first choice for
sheriff and he will do a great job. It might be noted that not only
has he added Kevin Nelson to his staff but also his former opponent,
Fred Dyess, another great choice and shows much strength in the new
sheriff. Also great appointments in his chief, major and two lieuten-
ants. Still out on the other high up appointment.........

LEFT IN A MESS: What the citizens of Hendry County need to know
is that the former sheriff left the employees and citizens of Hendry
County in a lurch. There was no transition with the new administra-
tion and therefore they have spend the last week plus trying to gain
access to the systems of the SO and into the offices that had been
locked and then removed all semblance of what the keys belonged
too and threw them in a bowl. Nothing was in any order and most
things were missing or thrown away to hinder the new administration.
All that does is hurt the staff.
It's time to move forward with a new Sheriff. Let's give him time to
get the mess straightened out and the agency in good running order.


Thank You

Added safety in front of our nursing home mak
ing it a safer place for our resi-
We want to thank the City of dents, associates, and visitors!
LaBelle for providing the "traffic The staff and residents of Oak-
calming zone" and speed bumps brook of LaBelle


Weather Forecast

Weather forecast for Hendry County from the National Weather
Service
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 67. Patchy frost can be expect-
ed before 9 a.m. Winds will be from the north between 3 and 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 37. Winds will
be from the north between 3 and 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday: Sunny with a high near 73. Winds will be from the north-
east at 5 mph becoming south.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 45 and light winds
from the northwest.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from
the northeast at 6 mph becoming southwest.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 49.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 76.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 51.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 77.





newszap.com
Free Speech Free AIds






COALoosA BELLE
Deliering Western HendMr County's Nctos Since 1922
Our Purpose...
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of
Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables
this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the
citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the
company is able to thrive on profit margins below industrystan-
dards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the
First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and
support of the community's deliberation of public issues.
..................... . .. ........ .............. . ..................


We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as
a public trust
* To help our community
become a better place to live
and work, through our dedi-
cation to conscientious jour-
nalism.
* To provide the information cit-
izens need to make their own
intelligent decisions about
public issues.
* To report the news with hon-
esty, accuracy, purposeful
neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to
facilitate community debate,
not to dominate it with our
own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts
of interest or potential con-
flicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to
give each correction the
prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to
those we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


EDITORIAL:
News Editor: Patty Brant

ADVERTISING:
Advertising Director
Judy Kasten
Advertising Manager
Shawn Strawser
Advertising
Services Coordinator:
Dale Conyers
Advertising Services:
Barbara Calfee
National Advertising
Joy Parrish

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Chairman
Joe Smyth
President
Ed Dulin
Vice President
of Florida Operations
Tom Byrd
Executive Editor
Katrina Elsken


Letters to the Editor


Reconquest of America?
Is the present predicament
America finds itself in by design
of the British monarchy, or a
world monarchy? Is there a con
spiracy afoot to return America
to English control by destroying
the wealth America created? Yes,
England is suffering too, many
foreign countries & People suf
fer; the common man & business
part of England I am sure suffers.
Yet does the English monarchy
suffer? Do world power brokers
suffer this economic misery? I am
not aware of it.
Why was a US Naval vessel
commissioned the USS Winston
Churchill?
Since when are foreign men,
former heads of state at that, hon
ored when naming a US Naval
vessel? Since when do British Na
val officers hold positions on US
flagged Naval vessels? Does the
British flag fly on that ship too?
Does the British Naval officer on
board hold any power or com
mand authority over that US Na
val vessel?
Why did US Senator Charles
Shumer ask for a vote of "No Con
fidence" in the US Senate? The US
gov't is not a gov't with a parlia
ment like England. Why would
he do such? What would a vote
of "No Confidence" mean in the
US Senate? Who really is Charles
Shumer?
Why did the US support &
supply England with instruments
of war during their war with Ar-
gentina a few decades back? The
US held a treaty with Argentina, &
the Monroe Doctrine is supposed
to be in effect. Yet the US gov't
defended the colonial efforts of
England against Argentina? Did
the US gov't violate the treatywith
Argentina as it violated its own
Monroe Doctrine?
"If this mischievous financial
policy (the United States Govern-


ment issuing interest free and debt
free money) which had its origins
in the North American Republic
during the war (1861-65) should
become indurated down to a fix
ture, then that Government will
furnish its money without cost. It
will pay off its debts and be with-
out a debt. It will become pros-
perous beyond precedent in the
history of civilized governments
of the world. The brains and the
wealth of all countries will go
to North America. That govern-
ment must be destroyed or it will
destroy every Monarchy on the
globe!" London Times, 1865.
Who really controls the U.S.
gov't? What really is the status
of America, the US gov't, & the
planned future? Is treason afoot?
Forget rogue conspiracy theo-
ries. There is enough factual
evidence around to provide prob-
able cause!
M. Ross ARR
Clewiston

Presidential
As I write this article, we are
deeply involved in preparation
for inaugurating a new president.
So, in doing some research on
all things presidential, I was sur-
prised to learn that I really had
a lot to learn about the presi-
dency. In this, the year of every-
thing "PRESIDENTIAL", I was
pleasantly surprised to get by all
the rhetoric and come into pos-
session of a "real" examination
and explanation of the "PRESI-
DENCY." If I were to ask you who
was our first President, I'll bet,
like me, you would say George
Washington. That of course, as-
sumes that most people even
know or care, since I have been
told that an astonishing number
of our younger generations don't
know. Well to answer the ques-
tion. It was not George Washing-
ton because, although the United


states declared it's independence
in 1776, Washington did not take
office until April 30, 1789. During
the ensuing 13 years, 5 of which
had no President until the Ar-
ticles of Confederation were ap
proved in 1781. The next 8 years
saw a progression of 8 different
Presidents who according to the
Articles could only serve a one
year term during any three year
period. So, the first President was
a man named John Hanson, who
was chosen unanimously by the
Congress in March of 1781. He
was followed by Elias Boudinot
(17782-83), Thomas Miffin (1783
84), Richard Henry Lee (1784-85),
John Hancock (1786-86), Nathan
Gorman (1786-87), Arthur St.
Clair(1787-88), and Cyrus Griffin
(1788-89), followed by Washing
ton on April 30, 1789. There is not
much attributed to any of the first
8 except Hanson, who had a mo-
mentous task, since there was no
precedent and not much of a job
description. His taking office co
incided with the return of all the
troops looking to get paid with no
funds available. They threatened
to overthrow the new govern-
ment and put Washington in as
Monarch. History has it that Han
son somehow calmed the troops,
held the fragile new government
together and forced removal of all
foreign flags and troops, thereby
declaring solidarity and keep
ing The United States united. He
established the Great Seal of the
United States which all presidents
are bound by law to use on all of-
ficial documents. He established
the first treasury department, the
first Secretary of War, and the
first Foreign Affairs Department.
He also declared that the fourth
Thursday of every November
was to be observed as Thanksgiv
ing Day. One of the few national
holidays that has not been date
changed. Now, when we hear
how complicated and difficult


the Presidency is supposed to be,
you have to wonder how Han-
son accomplished what he did in
one short year. Maybe that's why
there is not much available about
what the other 7 presidents did
before Washington was elected.
Now, I wondered why I had never
heard of these first 8 presidents?
It turns out that the "Articles of
the Confederation didn't work
well. It deeded too much power
to the individual states with noth-
ing being able to be agreed upon
and implemented. Not to be cyni-
cal, but that seems to have a fa-
miliar ring to it lately. But, in the
meantime the Congress of then
finally agreed that a new doctrine
had to be written, leading to the
writing of The Constitution we
all live under today. So, as Paul
Harvey would say, the "rest of the
story" is that George Washington
was not the first President of the
United States. He was the first
Constitutional President of the
United States and the other 8 are
forgotten in history. On a current
note, we might learn from our
own history that it took us 8 years
to establish a successful govern-
ment, so maybe we need to show
patience in expecting someone
like Iraq to overcome it's adversi-
ties and resistance to overcoming
century old customs and practices
on the way to Democracy. For the
current President elect, when he
feels called upon to demonstrate
what the "media" constantly ref-
erences as "looking and acting
Presidential", maybe he needs to
trot out the powdered wigs and
patent leather slippers, and abide,
not deride, the Constitution.
T. W. Bill Neville
LaBelle


Faith in the Marketplace


Church relevancy: Show us how to reconcile with God


"The Church isn't relevant any
more," say a great many people
in this country, even here in La-
Belle. Some say
it with words,
but the majority
say it with their
feet. They have
made Sunday
morning a time
for sleeping late,
sipping coffee
or watching TV Fr. Alan
After a while,
the thought of Kelmereit
going to church no longer even
occurs. For the first time in the
history of this country, we have
a generation of people with virtu-
ally no experience of church. So,
what do we do about it?
That, of course, is the million
dollar question. (Yes, I know it
was the sixty four dollar question,
but inflation happens.) Denomi-
nations and individual churches


have tried a lot of different things.
Some have developed programs
that entertain. The production
values are as good as any you'll
see on television, and everything
is planned to grab people's at-
tention and hold it for an hour.
Others have taken to teaching
and preaching in ways that make
people feel good about them-
selves when they leave the build
ing. They come to understand
that God loves them and forgives
them no matter what, and that it
really doesn't make much differ-
ence how they live in between
Sundays. They're taught that if
they will just have enough faith all
will go well in their lives. Still oth-
ers have come to the conclusion
that they need to make Scripture
relevant to contemporary people
so that it will not be an obstacle
in getting them into church. Peo-
ple are told that their relationship
with God is secure no matter what


they do or how they behave. The
problem will all these approaches
to getting people back is that they
are false.
We're not called to church to
be entertained. I believe that what
we do in worship should be done
well, but to honor the Lord, not to
keep ourselves entertained. I like
to feel good coming out of church
as much as anyone, but the fact
of the matter is that because of
who I am, what I am like, and the
things I do, there are times when
I need someone to look me in the
eyes and tell me that I'm out of
line. That's far more important to
me than simply making me feel
good for a day. As far as updat-
ing Scripture, I've hear all sorts of
great sounding and fancy expla
nations of why it's necessary, but
the bottom line is that changing
Scripture is a means of re-creating
God into our own image -never a
good thing.


The church has one purpose -
to show people how to have their
relationship with God reconciled.
People all around struggle with
addictions, relationship prob
lems, anxiety, fear, money trou-
bles. The Lord has not promised
us trouble free lives, but he has
promised the ability to deal with
our troubles. Where do we find
this and where do we get support
from other people just like us? In
a church that faithfully proclaims
God's word, that "tells it like it
is," and that points the way to
Jesus. And please, don't try to tell
me that's a bunch of nonsense if
you've never tried it in a church
like that.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the
Good Shepherd, located one block
south of Rt 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy in Port LaBelle. 863-675-0385.
Send comments or questions to
FaithMarketplace@ embarqmail.
corn.


Be Healthy, Be Happy

It's easy to protect yourself from Salmonella bacteria


By Brenda Barnes
There are so many strange
terms to describe bacteria that can
make us sick. Salmonella is one
of those bacte
ria. Salmonella
bacteria are
microscopic
living creatures
that live in the
intestinal tract
of humans and
other animals.
Salmonella is Brenda
usually passed Barnes
to peoplewhen
they have eaten foods which have
been contaminated by animal fe-
ces.
These foods are usually un-
cooked beef, chicken, milk or


eggs, but vegetables can also get
contaminated. Remember when
you were little and had that pet
turtle, snake or other reptile? Most
likely, if you handled those types
of critters, you were exposed to
Salmonella.
Salmonella can also be spread
by an infected person that does
not wash their hands after using
the bathroom. Even if a person
has recovered from their symp
toms of Salmonella, they can still
have the Salmonella bacteria in
their feces, and could still pass it
on to others.
Please remember to always
WASH YOUR HANDS. You can
stop the spread of so many things
just by washing your hands the
proper way. (Wet hands, lather


FGCU plans lecture series


Florida Gulf Coast University
invites the public to the "Software
Technologies Distinguished Lec-
ture Series" presented by com-
munity leaders from companies
in Southwest Florida that special-
ize in software development and
services, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays,
Jan. 14-March 18 in Holmes Hall
through Hole Montes Lecture
Hall. All lectures are free and
open to the public.
The lectures will be provided
by a variety of experts from soft-
ware related companies.
"Diversity and Integration
of Computing Technologies in a
Modern Airport," Feb. 18.
"Challenges in Software De-
velopment for Shipping Systems,"
Feb. 25.
S"Your Data is Your Life: In-
formation Security by McAfee,"
March 4.
S"SOA Enabling Software


Products at Micros Systems,"
March 11.
S"GIS Geographic Informa-
tion Systems and their Application
at WilsonMiller," March 18.
The series is sponsored by
FGCU's U.A. Whitaker School
of Engineering, Lutgert College
of Business Computer Science
and CIS Departments, Southwest
Florida Regional Technology Part-
nership, and Economic Develop-
ment Partners in Charlotte, Collier
and Lee counties.
For more information about
the series visit http://lectureseries.
fgcu.edu/.
For additional information,
contact professor of Computer
Science Janusz Zalewski at (239)
590-7317 or Zalewski@fgcu.edu.


up with soap, rub your hands,
fingers, fingernails, wrists and
fore arms for a minimum of 20
seconds, then rinse and dry on
a clean paper towel. Be sure to
turn off the water with the paper
towel, otherwise you are just re
contaminating yourself).
The time it takes to hum the
normal rhythm of your ABC's or
the Happy Birthday Song should
be long enough for the scrubbing
process.
Most people that become in
fected with Salmonella develop
diarrhea, fever and abdominal
cramps. These symptoms usually
start to occur between 12 hours
and three days after infection.
Most people just feel a little dis-
comfort for about 4 to 7 days, but

Witches Brew

By Pudge Lehman
I've had part of a bottle of wine
in my fridge for at least two years.
Thought it would turn to vinegar
but when I tasted it the other night
it was still good. So, I poured it
into an ice cube tray and froze it
to use in cooking. My freezer is
small so I only make ice cubes
every once in awhile and as soon
as they are frozen I pop them
out and put them in new brown
lunch bags. Well, while pouring
a Mountain Dew, guess what? No
ice cubes so I plopped in three of
my wine cubes. Excellent!
My friend Joe Thomas sent me
an email saying an effective hint
for getting rid of fire ant mounds
is to pour club soda in the center
of the mound.
After you boil your eggs, wait
till the water cools and pour over
your plants. It's a protein rich
boost. Your used coffee grounds
are good to put around your


for some people the diarrhea gets
so bad that hospitalization is re-
quired. Older people, small chil
dren and people with impaired
immune systems could have se
vere results from Salmonella in-
fection.
Sometimes the infection can
spread from the intestines into
the bloodstream, and then on to
other body sites, which can cause
death unless the person starts a
treatment plan from their doctor.
Remember to wash your
hands, be healthy and be happy!
(Brenda Barnes is the Public Infor-
mation Officer and Planning Con-
sultant for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments. Ifyou
would like to read an article about
a particular health topic, please call
863-674-4047, extension 126)


plants both inside and out.
If your bird feeder has a pole
holding it up just grease it with
Vaseline. It is so funny to see crit
ters try to get up there.
Quaint sayin's: Do not med
die in the affairs of dragons. For
you are crunchy and good with
ketchup. OR;
I'm heavily medicated for your
safety; and my personal favor
ite......
No one ever suspects the short
ones.





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009 5


Attention classic car


owners and SCF visitors


Bring your car and camera
to The South Central Florida
Car Club's 3rd Annual Legends
of the Road Super Cruise Satur-
day, February 21, 2009 9 a.m. to
4 p.m.
Cars will be displayed along
Ft. Thompson Ave. from Bridge
Street to Main Street and along
Bronco Dr. We will have a D.J.
playing music from the '50s and
'60s, dash plaques for partici-
pants, door prizes, 50/50 draw-
ing and first, second and third
place trophies for the Partici-
pants Choices and the Peoples
Choices as well as trophies for
the visiting club with the most
participating cars and the visit-
ing club that came the great-
est distance with three or more
cars. R\
The registration fee to enter a
car for this event is $20 to pre-
register and $25 for day-of-the-
event registration. Day of event
registration will begin at 8 a.m.


Forms for pre-registration are
available at the LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce or can be down
loaded from www.swampcab-
bagefestival.org. You may also
pre-register via e-mail by provid-
ing you name, car year, make
and model, your phone number
and club affiliation (if applica-
ble) to scfcarclub@yahoo.com.
Car Clubs welcomed may regis
ter as a group or individually
As a supporter of local com-
munity projects, the group's
goal during this year's Super
Cruise is to help the Hendry/
Glades Crisis Center raise funds
to establish a shelter for victims
of abuse. Whether you own
one cool car or a hanger full,
or perhaps don't own any but
share our passion for them, they
would like for you to join them
for this grand event.
For more information con-
tact Tom Corbitt at 863-234-8343
or Ellen Beers at 863-674-0128


Local man works security Births


for Obama inauguration


"This is so exciting not only
because it's historic, inaugurating
the first Black President, but just
in general. I'm very proud. It's a
great honor."
That's Sgt. Freddy Herrera talk-
ing about being chosen to work
security at the Jan. 20 inaugura-
tion of Barack Obama as the 44th
President of the United States.
Sgt. Herrera, employed by A.
Duda & Sons, was born and raised
in LaBelle. He graduated from
LaBelle High School in 1998. He
served in the Army active duty for
four years, 2000-2004, stationed
at Fort Levinworth as a correc-
tions sergeant.
He worked full time and earned
his degree in Human Resources
Development from Southwestern
College in Kansas.
In July 2007 he went to work
for Duda and just three months
ago he went into the National
Guard, part of the 806 MP Com-
pany at Fort Pierce.
In Washington, D.C., he will


assist local agencies with crowd
control and general police duties.
He left Friday, Jan. 16, to return
Thursday, Jan. 22.
"This is so exciting. I'm very
proud to be representing my
home town," he said. He added
that he has only been to Washing-
ton, D.C. in passing although he
has an aunt and uncle there. His
uncle has a shop right in the thick
of things, but all businesses in the
immediate area are being shut
down for three days during the in
auguration for security purposes.
The sergeant said he is sure
this will be his most memorable
experience, with college gradua-
tion as Number 2.


Jasper Robert Obney


Julie Paul Obney and Jeff Ross
Obney of North Fort Myers are
proud to announce the birth if
their son, Jasper Robert Obney.
He was born on May 15, 2008,
at Cape Coral Hospital in Cape
Coral. He weighed 7 pounds, 8
ounces and was 19 inches long
at birth. Jasper was welcomed
home by Sid the toy poodle.
Maternal grandparents are
Jack and Judy Paul of LaBelle.
Paternal grandmother is Maryel-
len Gray of Marbury, Md. Great-
grandmother is Phyllis Obney of
North Fort Myers.


Submitted photo
Jasper Robert Obney.


COE students adopt Hudson the bear


The members of Colts Con-
serve at Country Oaks Elemen-
tary are proud to announce that
they have adopted a polar bear
named Hudson. Hudson will
continue to reside at the Brook-
field Zoo in Chicago, Illinois, with
his mother, Arki. The zoo has a
program called Share the Care,
which allows citizens to donate
money to aid in caring for specific
animals from the zoo. The stu-
dents were sent a photograph of
Hudson, an informational sheet
describing him personally, and
facts and information on polar
bears in general. The student
members of Colts Conserve have
learned a great deal about polar
bears, endangered species, and
what children can do to help con-
serve our wildlife.
Colts Conserve is a new club
that was started this year for the
third, fourth, and fifth grade stu-
dents at Country Oaks Elemen-
tary. It was developed to educate
and involve students in conserva-


Submitted photo
Hudson the polor bear was adopted by members of the Colts
Conserve at Country Oaks Elementary.


tion issues that make a difference
to our planet. Colts Conserve has
initiated classroom recycling proj-
ects, have helped to design edu-
cational bulletin boards on envi-
ronmental issues, and have read


stories relating to global issues
to kindergarten and first grade
students. Colts Conserve will be
working on many other projects
in the upcoming months at Coun-
try Oaks Elementary.


Southern
landi Investments & Real Estate, Inc.
www.soland.com
1,278 ACRES LOCATED IN THE PATH OF GROWTH BETWEEN FORT MYERS AND
MIAMI, WITH 2%/ MILES FRONTAGE ON THE CALOOSAHATCHEE
RIVER AND 3,000 FEET FRONTAGE ON STATE ROAD 80
THE BEST PIECE IN FLORIDA WITH RESIDENTIAL LAND USE

OFFERED AT 512,000 PER ACRE

863-675-4500
SOUTHERN LAND INVESTMENTS & REAL ESTATE, INC. 700 S. MAIN STREET LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935


Las Noticias en Espanol


Economia
Todo el mundo esta hablando
de la economia que de alguna
manera a todos nos ha afectado.
El Consejo Administrativo no ha
sido la excepci6n. Los fondos que
se usan para la educaci6n vienen
directamente o indirectamente
de los impuestos de las ventas de
las propiedades. Pregunte a cual-
quier dueflo de negocio y ellos le
diran como las ventas se han ba-
jado, si no hay ventas de propie-
dades entonces casi no se re-
colectan impuestos. La fuente de
ingresos se disminuido en el Es-
tado y el Condado para adminis
trar las escuelas monetariamente.
El dinero solo alcanzard para las
necesidades basicas de los estu-
diantes. El Distrito Escolar esta
experimentando el numero mas
bajo de estudiantes que ingresan
a la escuela desde hace 11 afios y
hay indicadores de que el Distrto
continuara perdiendo estudiantes
durantes estos tiempos duros de
economia.
El reciente referendum ha per-
mitido al Distrito mover el capital
hacia el presupuesto principal y
gracias a eso hay dinero para la
mitad del afo escolar. Acerca del
80% del presupuesto obliga al
Distrito a quitar mil empleados. El
presupuesto del 2008- 2009 estA
basado en un ingreso que se ha
reducido desde hace seis meses y
para el pr6ximo afo ser6 peor.
iQue hara el Consjo Adminis-
trativo local con esta crisis finaci-
era? Comenzando desde octubre
se van a reunir los directores de
las escuelas, departamentos de
educaci6n, empleados, organiza
clones para discutir el asunto y
darle al piblico informaci6n de
las reuniones.
Los costos de reducci6n no
seran nada facil por eso el Super-
visor Escolar, Rick Murphy esta
abiero al p6blico para escuchar
ideas. El dijo:"Nosotros debemos
de continuar sirviendo a los estu
diantes y familias lo mejor que
podamos. Estos recortes no de-
ben de detener nuestras metas.
Mientras nos movilizamos a travds
de este tiempo dificil, tratemos de
que el negativismo no impacte a
los estudiantes en las clases, no-
sotros debemos de protejer nues-
tros estudiantes y empleados."

Robo
El jueves 8 de enero los policias
buceadores de Punta Gorda ayu-
daron a los del Condado Hen-
dry a recuperar una maquina de
cambiar dinero en efectivo (ATM)
Despues de una intensiva inves-
tigaci6n por Fernado Herrera
y Robert Archer se han hecho
varios arrestos en las Areas de las
tiendas convenientes. Entre esos
arrestados estan: Juan Diaz, Jesse


Fussell, Joey Lopez, Bruce Green
y Sean Abbot. Entre las fechas del
3 de septiembre al 14 de diciem-
bre del 2008, una serie de robos
comerciales fueron cometidos
por un grupo de sospechosos
que merodeaban el area de las
tiendas en Hendry.
Las autoridades dijeron que
los ladrones quebraban la ven-
tana de vidrio, luego entraban
encadenando la maquina a ve-
hiculos robados, sacaban la caja


de seguridad con el dinero y la
Ilevaban a un lugar desolado para
vaciarla. Las pdrdidas por estos
robos son de aproximadamente
$50,000. Durante la investigaci6n
y las entrevistas, se lleg6 a la
conclusion de que las maquinas
habian sido tiradas al rio Caloo
sahatchee por el Puente Ft. De-
naud pero no encontraron nada
alli. Recuperaron tres mAquinas
en otras partes. La investigaci6n
continia.


offices throughout Southwest Frida!

I socss


! RANIMESR EERAC


Looking foranrw career i21 Then join us n Jan 24th
12:)0 pm til 2:(0pm At the CENIURY 21 Sunhlt office
lcrited .t 777 W Hiickoochee Ave A lodl Real Fstate
School will Ih joining un So ilu can leamn all iou need to
do to I-come a REAIIOR: PLEASE REGISTER AT 863-
675-1616


ing ntxm, dining area and inside laundry noom Home
needs aiine ILC. MIS#(20645l40


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY $95,000 Great loatn
in middle of Sable-Ba Drl dpnoiLi Close nhlading gulf
access M # 20{ 5599


PRICED TO SELL $110,500 'his 21d IDa home on 2 in,
lotscorneroak and fSuil tre, Sller says hng a lln il.
MLS#200843733


WOW MORE FOR YOUR MONEY $150,000. This 32/2 PORT LABELLE RANCHETTES $729,900. 3 Ani of River
liine has a metal roof screened lanai and many appliances Frao Pnroparty, ng your boats and iior lior. ITh
included at s150i.001 you anc', hbet this idal. MI5# Ranchletie have it all including great nciginlor.
2?1h733 MiS#20m84770


WEII A IABEAlAFUL WAIltUR N VIEW $117,9UU. A
dock s includai with the property to tie a canoe or nbXhalt
pleiiat ir a elaninig iat of fshiig W/A tsorage stil.
MLS#20()491s86


GREAT 3/2/2 1/2 ACRE IN LEHIGH ACRES $104,500
COnvcnint ton schools and shopping Buik in 2l(K6 Easy
access to Joel Bld, and Inw Si fior travel at cast or w et.
MLS#2HRW5~22


THIS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME $55,000. IS GRFTI
FOR A FIS'Tl 1IME HOMh Oft INVESTMlFNT P'ROIPFY is
a 20)6 manufactured well maintained. ML#200814034


POOL HOME IN CITY $229,000. Nice home quiet
neighborhood close to sholalping sehtel fishing nm Lake
Okeechon e I sdg, ca states #2. MIS#2?002 9581


3 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHS $60,000. Tlis ii located near
l shopping, sciiols. park and restauran, is on corner lot, and
easy accc.s fhom 1w' 8I and SR 29. MIS#2lf2(nP9lX


AFFORDABLE STARTER HOME, MANUFACTURED
MODEL 2006 952 sq ft. a[l MIS # 28181401A and
20140l39 ae for sale in the same .street $55,000.
MsI#2o00140(37


Cape ~ ~ Cao C For Myr. ieIln eig un tr seo- 0. Crls- L~le Npe


Dana Howard Weekley Post 130


AMERICAN LEGION
AND THE LEGION AUXILIARY




Friday Night Fish Fry

S- 7 PM at 99 N.. 80 W

Pecan Crusted Tilapia
Also... Deep Fried Chicken, Fish, Crab Cakes, Shrimp, or Combos
P ,sical Wter'ainment Incl(Ided
i&\_


RENT, RENT TO OWN, BUY

Never lived-in homes in
Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral

New Furniture Packages available
Visit our Model Center
at 4622 Lee Blvd,
I mile West of Gunnery
Or Call 239-267-1701





6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009


Obituaries


Obituaries shouldbesubmitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com.Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.
newszap.com.
John E. Layton, 86
LABELLE John E. Layton,
passed away peacefully and went to
be with the Lord
on Saturday, Jan.
17, 2009. He was
86.
He was born
April 8, 1922 on a
farm in Potomac,
Ill., to John Elmer
Layton and Doro-
thy (Howe) Layton, to be the first
born of five children.
Being the oldest, he carried the
work of a man while he was only a
boy. He and his wife Alma, eloped
when they were 17. He eventually
got his own land and farmed it while
he held down two other jobs, all
during the depression years, while
his wife cared for their two children
and ran the farm while he was
working his other jobs. Alma could
run a tractor as well as he could.
They also ran his father's farm
when his mother fell ill with cancer.
He and Alma cared for her and his
father's farm in addition to their own
farm and jobs. This went on for two
long and hard years. He undertook
all this in his early twenties. This was
the beginning of his "Strong Work
Ethics" as we all knew him to have.
In his late twenties, he sold his
farm, packed their brand new Buick
convertible car with the family and
pulled an old farm wagon with all
their possessions and moved to
Florida. He wanted to start a new life
and he stuck a pin on the map and it
landed on Tampa, Florida, that is
where he landed and started his
new journey. It was hard in a new
town but he found a one bedroom
apartment and a job at Cone Broth-
ers, concrete plant.
He went on to a new job a year lat-
er as a Superintendent for WL.
Cobb-Pinellas Industries in St. Pete,
where he remained for 15 years. He
was admired by a man, Pat Stevens,
who offered him partnership in his
pipe line business, Stevens & Lay-
ton, which he became a partner in
the late 1960's. They together
worked pipeline jobs for cities and
communities in St. Petersburg, Na
ples, Ft. Myers, and other areas in
Florida.
This business prospered for many
years and he sold his interest after
many years, but he continued on
with development. He and his part-
ner developed Oak Park Mobile
Home Park in Alva. In the 1960's, he
then developed a beautiful home
community on the Caloosahatchee
River in LaBelle, named Riverbend
Estates in the late 1970's. He resided
there at Riverbend Estates until 2001,
where he sold his interest and start-
ed a new development, Maple Cor-
ner Modular Home Park in 2001. He
and Alma moved to Maple Corner in
2001 and that was the last and final
stop on their journey.
He loved to work and did so right
up to the end by mowing grass and
checking on his men daily to see
that the park was okay and the resi-
dents were happy. He was well
known in the LaBelle community
and respected for all his accomplish-
ments. He was a God fearing, strong
man to be admired and may he rest
(at last) in peace in Heaven with
God.
He was preceded in death by his
loving, devoted wife Alma of 67
wonderful years in 2006; two broth-
ers, Bill Layton and Jack Layton; and
a sister, Theora Waniack-Walker,
He is survived by his son, John Eu
gene Layton (Norma); his daughter,
Margie E. Kelly Elkins (Steve); four
grandchildren, Kim Huey (Paul),
Sharon Hobson (Coy), Terri Lynne
Wilenius Cristaldi (Steve), and Rob-
ert Wilenius Jr. (Heather); 12 great-
grandchildren; his youngest brother,
Bob Layton; and his sister-in-law,
Evelyn Layton, of Tampa.
Funeral services in his honor will
be 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 560 E.
Hickpochee Ave. (Hwy. 80), LaBelle.
The family will receive friends for


visitation one hour prior to the ser
vice. Cremation arrangements will
follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be sent to Health Park
Hope Hospice at Lee County.
(239)482-4673.

Juanell Pearce Peeples
MOORE HAVEN Juanell Pearce
Peeples, of Moore Haven, passed
away Jan. 17, in Moore Haven. She
was 82.
She was born Aug. 16, 1926, in
Okeechobee to the t late Austin
Pearce and the late Rosa Lee (Park-
er) Pearce. She married her hus
band, William Hosea "Billy" Peeples
in 1945 and has been a resident of
Moore Haven ever since.
She worked with Billy as a partner
at their ranch, "Billy Peeples Ranch,"
and she continued running the
ranch after his death in 1992. She
was a member of Florida Cattle-
men's Assoc., National Cattlemen's
Assoc. and Glades County Youth
Livestock.
Survivors include daughters, Jean-
ette Peeples of Moore Haven, and
Janet P (Byron) Storey of Moore
Haven; brothers, J. F. Pearce and D.
L. Pearce, both of Okeechobee; spe-
cial nephew, John Austin (Kim) Col-
lier of Okeechobee; grandchildren,
Anita (Langley) Bryant, Sissy (Ron-
nie) Wherrell, Leslie (Weston)
Pryor, Erin (Brad) Schonauer, Whit-
ney Storey, and Billy Carlton; great-
grandchildren, Emily Wherrell, D L.
Bryant, Sara Wherrell, and Harley
Rae Pryor.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, William Hosea "Billy" Pee
ples; and twin sister, Juanita Pearce.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. at Orto-
na Cemetery Pavilion in Moore
Haven with Frank Dana officiating.
Interment followed at Ortona Ceme-
tery. Visitation was held Tuesday
from 4-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Moore Haven Scholar-
ship Foundation, Hope Hospice, Su-
san G. Komen For the Cure or your
favorite church or charity in her
memory.

Max Edward Lamkin, 91
LABELLE -Max Edward Lamkin,
passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009,
in LaBelle. He was 91.
He was born March 1, 1917 in
Greensboro, N.C. He served during
World War II in the Army and
served under General George S. Pat-
ton. He was a former resident of
Glade Hill, Va., and moved to La-
Belle after he retired in 1979.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Elva L. (Nester) Lamkin; par-
ents, James Norman Lamkin and
Annie Elizabeth (Jones) Lamkin;
brothers, Robert Anderson Lamkin
and James Lamkin; and sisters,
Louise L. Brown and Thelma Toler.
Survivors include sons, James Har-
vey Lamkin and wife Nancy, Dudley
Lamkin, of Rocky Mount, Va., and
Tillman Edward Lamkin and wife
Sandy K. Lamkin, of LaBelle; five
grandchildren; four great-grandchil-
dren; several nieces and nephews;
and close friend, John Thomas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home in LaBelle, with
Rev. James Caves officiating. Burial
will follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery,
LaBelle. Visitation will be from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
home. Friends and family may call at
the home of Tim Lamkin.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home, LaBelle.


READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


D o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


8 - __63-1675z`51`5922
!cPutbr-lic'Actes-stgP-MLL.S
",.Be
kww.BelleRealt C
ttrc nll


OAK REALTY INC.
VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
CINDY L. ALEXANDER Lc,. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH HCKMANN
233 N. Bridge St On the comer of Bridge St & Washington 863-675-0500


RENTALS AVAILABLE (NO PETS)
1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $550/M
2/1 AVE. H -Moore Haven w/d $550/M
2/2/1 4010 BEAUMONT LN $575/M
31 MLK. R. Blvd with Carport $600/M


3/2 DERBY LN- Mobile $650/M
3/2/1 4006 RYE CT $650/M
2/2 a /1 on Showboat Plaza $700/M
3/2/1 4023 E PALOMAR $700/M
3/2/1 CAR E. SUNFLOWER $700/M
3/2 SEMINLE on 1 acre $750/M
3/2/1 CAR S.EDGEWATER $750/M
3/2 340 N. RVERVIEW ST $750/M
3/1/1 CAR S.EDGEWATER $800/M
2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh _$1,00OM
3/2.5/3 ON RVER For Sale Also $2,000/M


16730 Jay Trr 3/2/2
Motivated Seller Offers welcome
$149,900 Call Lisa 863-673-0o)6


3,3 Acres of Commercial
Property Zoned C 1
SR 29 south at Evans RI)
Call Randy Bers 239-565-8878


IABELLE-RESIDENTIAL
* 1179 Muriel Blv REDUCED 4/2/2
on 5.0 acres $465,000. Call Lisa
Hcrrcro 863-673-0066
* 4018 Oak Haven Dr., LaBelle
Beautiful 3/2/2 Pool home on 2.5
acres $574,900 Call Cathy Lee 863-
673-3709
CLEWISTON-RESIDENTIAL
* 570 Vero Ave Pioneer 2/1 Modular
on 2.5 acres $75,000 Call Cathy Lcc


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


863-673-3709
* 520 Vero Ave Pioneer 3/2 on 2.5 acres
$125,000 Call Cathy Lee 863-673-
3709
* 5323 6th St Clcwiston 3/2 Modular
Home on 2.5 acres. $100,000. Call
Cathy 863-673-3709
LAND
* Lots starting at $5,000.


r 'llin


C L Builders
Visit Our Model Center:
2480 East State Road 80
Open 7 days a week, 8am-Spm
After 5pm by appointment only
Se Habla Espaiol




New Homes

5069 NE Tradewinds Cir. 3/2/2 $124,900

7049 Tide Cir. 3/2/2 $159,900

7035 Beaver Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900

7020 Calder Ct. 4/2/2 $199,900

3069 NE Beechwood Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900

9004 E. Broad Cir. 3/2/2 S179.900

Rentals and Lease Options Available



Vacant Land

Owner Financing No Credit Check
Low Down Payment and Low Monthly Payments


L A




REA
ESTAT GUIDE

a


FORECLOSURE HOMES! 'b
RESERVE AT BUCKINGHAM Move in Read! /2 w/e floors, sOo.
3/2 CUSTOM HOME Almost scw! REDUCED $56,900
DUPLEX CBS 2BR/2BA W/OFFICE. Live on one side and rent th J[6 JI
MORE TO COME... CALL FOR DETAILS..


RENTALS AVAILABLE PETS WELCOME! CALL
FOR DETAILS
0 $68,000
BRnBA MOBILE in the city $79,900.
3BR/2BA HOME OF MERIT double-wide manu-
factured home located in a great neighborhood
near schools. $98,000
BR/2BA HOME reduced to $99,000
s ACRE (6 LOTS) on comer of Hwy 78 and
Commanchce 125' x 250 $99,900
4BR2BA HOME! Seller will contribute towards
Buyers Closing Costs! $135,500
3BR2BA HOME! Iarge Oaks and nicely land
scaped $139,000
4BR/2BA CBS HOME IN TOWN. $155,500
LIKE NEW! 4Br/2Ba Manufactured Home w/
2,280 sq. ft. of living area. $165,000
3BR/2BA HOME has charming setting under
shaded oak canopy. B 2 zoning allows for resi
dental use now and future business / investment
opportunities. $168,500
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will consid-
er all offers. $169,000
BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME
on 3 lots. $180,000
3BR/2.5BA CBS POOL HOME 2,000+ sq. ft liv
ing area. $259,000
CUSTOM VICTORIAN CHARM! 3Br/2Ba locat-
ed in stable Caloosa Hammock subdivision, an
area of beautiful homes.$269,000
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remod-
eled 2/2 "Cracker Style" House on .60 +/ acre.
$299,000


HERITAGE)

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

HOMES
Nestled on 13.76 ac this impressive 41/4 full and 2 half
bath estate abounds w/ signature appointment, inc 22'
ceilings, home office, library, formal &informal dining,
wet bar den, game room & huge master suite. Aso fea-
tuing back up generator & unattachd 5 bay garage Call
for the expansive details, $1,250,000
3/2 CBS home on 20 +/ ac. Ratures include cathedral
ceilings, built-in entertainment center, hickory cabinets,
screen porch on front & back of home Florida room
overlooks a stocked pond enced cross-fenced, 40x60
metal workshop, 36x36 horse barn w/tack room'
$699,000
Updated brick farm house on 8 acres,4 droom/2 bath,
3760 Sq Ft home with hardwood floors, pool, 4800 sq ft
barnbAorkshop, conveniently located 2 minutes from 1-75
$595,000
Spacious pool home on 250 acres. 4 bedroom 3 bath
2684 sq ft home, wod floors, mother in law quarters, just
minutes from I-75, enjoy country living with cit conven-
ience. $425,000
3/2 CBS home in small rcsidcntial S/I Oversized garage,
indoor utility large spaious bedrooms, large master
suite, eat room, brakfast room, tile/wood flooring, &
lanai. 399,900
2 story 3/2 home on over 35 ac. Endless possibilities
xist w/ the open room on the 2nd floor, dual AXC &
newr Kcnmor kitchcn appliances 21'x 62 polc barn w/
workshop. Hores~ are welcome! $389,000
picture perfect 3 br/25 a home on an acre in Old Fort
aDnaud Features split floor plan, formal dining room,
large open kitchen ceilings, self-cleaning in-ground
pool on screen lanai Attached and separate air condi
tiond garages. $350,000
Caloosa Estates. great your amily to this beautiful 3371 sq it
CBS 3BDt21A pool home located on a cul-de-sac Features
are agavalume roo, den, tile lnrs, Sileston countertano
wood burning fireplace, soaring ceilings &gencrous room
sie. Designed with eney efficiency in mind, this home is
a true gem $299,000
Caloosa Estat 3BD/21A custom split flor plan home
on 8 acre. this quality built homes offers many delightful
features Call for details $295,000.
Beauty, warmth & value You'll find all three in this 4/25
CB1S 3 story home within city limits Features include 2
replaces, office/den w/ V bath, 3rd floor game mom, &
many more extras. $279,900


BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME. GulfAccess, b
Acre lot. East of LaBelle Price to sell at $314,900
5BR/4BA (3 MASTER SUITES Pool Home on
M+ acre lot in town! $399,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME on 25 acres!
$134,500.
2.5 OAK COVERED ACRES w/4Br/2Ba
Doublewide Mobile home! $125,000
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, cleared
w/fence and pond. $179,000.
3BR2BA CBS on 5 Acres in the country.
$249,900
12+/- ACRES W/SBR/2A CBS HOME fronting
on Hwy 78 West of LaBellel $300,000
3BR2BA HOME on 1.37+/ Acre! Commercial
Zoned, Hwy Frontage $399,500
8.8 +/. ACRES FRONTING ON HWY 720!
3Br/lBa CBS Home $490,000.
5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/- Acres.
$795,000
3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/- acres in Felda
$799,900
ACREAGE
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13.3+/
acres zoned A 2, can be divided. Perfect for
Agri-Business!
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda,
less than $8,600 /ACRE.
1.25 ACRES LOTS secluded in Montura Ranch
$8,500 ea


Spacious 3/25 two story home on 18 +/ fenced ac
Features spacious front porch, large deck & screen porch
on back Hurricane shutters, new roof, separate
garage/workshop 2 storage sheds $275,000
EneigyConscious Design This 3 bd25 b split floor
plan home built with new ICF construction features tray
ceilings, tile floor and granite countertops Outer walls
are mold, mildew and termite proof offering superior
insulation. Buy today and save on your electric bills for-
ever $259,900
In the city and close to everything this spacious 3/2 brick
home with 40x20 caged pool on oak filled lot is designed
for comfort. Custom cabinets, solid surfce countertops
brick fireplace, two storage sheds and a fenced back yard
$229,900
3/2 CBS home located in clmont offers a lot oflivahility
Features a frmall lvng room, family mom, split bedroom
floor plan, new roof in '07 & freshly paintd Einjoy a pri
ate hack yard overlooking a canal. 219,000
Palmdale 3 hr/2 ha remodeled Cracker house on 6 acres
with a small palm and oak tree nursery $199,900.
4/2 within city limits, close to everything large oaks
grace the yard of this split floor plan home. Pergo floors
in living, dining, master bedroom & kitchen Ceramic tile
in bath & carpet in other bedrooms Great home for a
growng family $195,000
This 3/2 w/dcn home is a chefs dream come true!
Granite countertops, island w/electric, ratmaid cahi
nets, stainless steel appliances & sink. Wood laminate in
kitchen, dining & den Backs up to Grenelt. $189,900
Bing the houses and the family to this immaculate 3 br/2
ba CBS home with new galvalume roof on fenced 2+/
acres. $189,900
Reduced Laurel Oaks S/ 6 new CBS homes 3 and 4
bedroom models priced from $150,000 to $245,000.
Owners says sell bng offers
Wclcomi mat out This 2/1 features wood laminate in liv
ing & dining xroms, & carpet in bedrooms. New kitchen
cabinets, appliances, faucets, fixtures and vinyl siding
Screened porch across the entire back side of the house
$115,900
Bank owned Upgraded 3 BD/23A home features, solid
surace countrtops, whirlpool tub, and wood laminate
floors. $109,115
his 3/2 w/many oaks on the greenblt has a roomy floor
plan, spacious bedrooms, freshly painted, new appli-
ances, new roof, new A/C, new wood laminate flooring &
tile $97,000
Huge oaks shade the hack yard of this affordable 3 hr/2ha
home. Futures include spacious master bdroom, wood
plank flooring, screened front entry, fenced back yard
and concrete slab basketball court $95,000
Prfction' Is the best way to describe this wonderful
3B/1IBACBIS home. Offeringa newer metal roorif, tile and
laminate flooring, updated fures and a fenced back
yard. hiis one is a "Must See" $89,900
3/2 wood frame home w/S 29 frontage. Includes mobile
home Both sold "as is" 80,000


1-


H--.



HConzonsr
Real Estate Corp.
: I c." I I I k


********** HOMES **********
* Beautiful custom built home on river w/high
ceilings, split floor plan, stainless steel appli-
ances, caged pool and large patio area Also
includes a 10,000 pound boat lift. $525,000
* Cit ieto steal
buidi tkW% Mnf right
outside of LaBelle. $151,000
* Corporate owned and priced to sell! In
Clewiston with spacouls rooms located on a
corner lot at intersecting canals. $114,900
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says make
offer! $105,000.
* Corporate owned 3/2, 5 ool home ocated
close UNDER&nONTRACTre
TLC $79,900.
* Corporate owned in Lehigh Acres! 3/2 CBS
home with a den. Ceramic tile, solid surface
counter, great floor plan. $79,900.
* Corporated owned' 3/2 CBS located in
Lehigh Acre 1 O I agjilU joLs and only
minutes form t yers. e 8,000.
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt home,
w/covered carport, fenced yard and in move in
condition. $70,000.
* Corporate ncd a c a c in Sun-N-
Lakes SubdiI aUL iid. Needs a
TLC $63,700.
* Lehigh C ,- Cp t ed 2fQ& CBS home
with over 14(I tOJ ll n good con-
dition $57,000


* Corporate owened! 4/2 located only a couple
miles away form lake Placid. $54,900.
* 2/2 on oversized corner lot in LaBelle.
Ceramic tile, single car garage. Screened porch
and lots more. $54,900.
* Lehigh CP3F/2te rdr 3/2 CBS in
immaculate'! ,i fi or first time
homebuyer $49,900.
* Lehigh Centrally located 3/1 5 CBS home on
30 of an acrea. $40,000.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home on
a corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $25,000
********** MOBILE HOMES **********
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxu-
rious living. This 4BR!2B home on 10+/- acres
has it all, from it spacious family room w/stone
fireplace, master suite w/ office, covered porch,
and fencing for horses. This one is a steal @
only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BI/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept and former mod-
ule home Features a warm comfortable living
room w/gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, front &
real covered porches. $250,000
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres Spacious living
room, family room w/fireplace, large master
suite, lots, lots of more. $249,900.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/- acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller. $150,000.


* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 man-
ufactured home with over 1100 sq ft of living
area. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE!
$129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to
the city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case Road.
Enjoy the quiet & privacy plus a wood burning
fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas sized
rooms' $124,900.
* Two for the price of one! All on one acre 3/2
well maintained manufactured home plus a 2/2
manufactured home. Plenty of fruit trees and
oak trees. All offers welcome! $114,900
* Let's make a deal! 3 bedroom 2 bath home
features built in cabinets, large master bath,
spacious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room
thru the rest of the house. Outside you will find
a fenced yard and storage shed $110,000
* Needing Privacy? Beautiful 4.58 a/c +/ with
older mobile home. (potential rental income)
outside city limits. Priced to sell! $93,000
* Great home, Great price, hard to beat!
Remodeled 3/2 on 50 acre in Horseshoe Acres.
A must see! $77,000.
* Immaculate 3/2 located in LaBelle city limits.
Fenced back yard, metal roof, paved circular
driveway, and much more. $75,000
SStarter home or investment! 2/1 on 1.86 acres with
Florida room and covered porch Priced to sell


$64,900.
* Good starter home located in town. 2/2 with
screened porch enjoying the view of the man made
lake. $59,500.
* Affordable starter or rental home. 3/1.5 on corner
lot in Moore Haven. $50,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 just a few miles south of
LaBelle Needs a little lC. $48,900
Call about our vacant land!
********** LOTS **********
* .29 +/- acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
********** COMMERCIAL **********
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office
space and has plenty of room for parking The
floorplan has the advantage of being able to be
split into 2 separate rental offices, while still
providing a common lobby area $369,900
* Log Cabin BBQ Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/- feet of frontage on SR80
$279,000!
* Prime 20+/- acre potential commercial parcel
located near West Glads Elementary in Muse
and just minutes away from downtown LaBelle
$3.50 per square foot.
* Invest now build later! Corner lot outside
city limits near town $155,000.


THE BEST DEALS OF THE WEEK!


Call or stop by to see more information on all of our listings!


274 N Bridge St
LaBelle,FL 33935
863-612-0002
www.melking.com


AbarkatStas- ntetedRea EsateBroer Saes ssoiats -Scas Hndrcksutyar a


, 1I


with
-an-


Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.





-hifl





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009 7


Create Ywr


A


SThree weeks FRi.,


www.newszap.com
click on classifieds


/ For Legal Ads:
legalads@newszap.com
/ For All Other Classified Ads:
classads@newszap.com


is Onlinelm



.. If osy


/ Monday Friday
8 a.m. 5 p.m.

/ Line Ads:
Monday II a.m. for Thursday
publication WW
/ Display Ads: S
Friday 5 p.m. for Thursday
publication


* All personal items under $5,000
ABSOLUTELY FREE when placed online
* Ads phoned in subject to charge.
* Price must be included in ad
* Private parties only
* 2 items per household per issue


Announcements



Important Information: Please
read your ad carefully the first
day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list
ed. We wll not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
requre advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Independent Newspapers will
never knowingly accept any
advertisement that is ea or
considered fraudulent. n all
cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran
teed income from work-at-
home programs or other offers
to send money in advance for
a product or service we
advise you to check with the
Attorney General's Consumer
Fraud Line at 1-800-220-5424,
and/or The Better Business
Bureau, 800 464 6331 for pre
vious complaints.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Are you Pregnant? Consider-
ing adoption? A single wom-
an seeks to adopt and needs
your help! Financial security.
Expenses paid. Call BECKY
or Adam. (800)790-5260.
FL Bar# 0150789.


FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 71h 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
Brochure (800)491-8064
USHomeAuction.com REDC.

II I
PARROT Macaw, Large,
Blue. Fort Denaud area.
Please call 863-674-0321 or
239-634-2531 Reward!


CAT Angora, Female. Show
quality. 1 /2 yrs. old. Beauti-
ful. Hates dogs. Free to good
home only. (863)674-9080
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info wwwubcf.info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
FREE: COUCH 3 seater, good
condition, you haul. Call
954-629-6766
GINZY PIG Friendly, short
black hair, loves to eat, 1 1/2
years old. Needs a good
home (863)763-3722



Community Yard Sale
Whisper Creek RV Resort
Hwy 291/2 mile N of bridge
Sat, Jan 24
10am-2pm
Sale items located in front of
homes -Something for everyone
Pis obey park speed limit


Tall Guy- Secure, Semi-Re-
tired, 60, To meet Attractive
Gal or Couples for Dining,
Traveling, etc. (863)946-3123
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds."


SeilNice 015


Run your ad STATEWIDE and
SAVE $$$! Run your classi-
fied ad in over 100 Florida
newspapers reaching over 4
MILLION readers for $475 -
that is less than $4 per
newspaper Call this news-
paper or (866)742-1373 for
more details or vist:
www.flor da-class -
fieds.com.


READING A
NEWSPAPER,,,
saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.

No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel


Employment



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


9R ffifffIN


Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds


Employment
FullTime 020


Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds

" *1s1MI


ONE STEP ANDI YOU'RE ON
YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
Discuvcr tic professional opper
lunitics that await you with
Century 21 Sunbelt Rilty as a
real estate sales associate.
Register today to attend our
career scmlnar
Place: CENTURY 21 Sunbelt
77W Hickpelchee Ave.
Date: Sat January 24th
Time: 12 :00 pm ti 2:00 pm
How to register:
Call 863-675-1616


H~i~ II


When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.


FullTime 020


When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classifieds.

"NIF*FI g


Needed to transport
employees to medical
appointments and provide
translation/interpretation.
Must be dependable w/
excellent driving record.
Trilingual preferred, with
minimum Bilingual
English/Creole. Hourly
with benefits. Email
miimenezi(sixls.com
or fax 239-657-9764 or
pick up an application
at 306 E. Main St,
Immokalee.


,mplo et
FullTime i0i2


Full Time0205 I


FullTime 2I05 I


IMMOKALEE

IT'S YOUR THING



THE SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE IS SEEKING FUN,
ENERGETIC & ENTHUSIASTIC INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN ONE OF
COLLIER COUNTY'S 2008 BEST PLACES TO WORK.

QUALITY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND
ADVANCEMENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TODAY!

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
WWW.THESEMINOLECASINO.COM TO DOWNLOAD AN
APPLICATION AND LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
Employment Prefeence
The bal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements. Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meetthe job requirements
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
Department. Qualiications for the desired position will be reviewed and you may be given an opportunity to interview for
the position. As with all applicants, hiring decisions will be made by the department to which you are applying.
L e. see


SHENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
'~ iere It's S 6About getting Better'
Full time ER/CCU Nurse Manager
5 plusyrs clinical exp req Must also have 3 yrs of ER/CCU skill
competencies with one year of mgmt exp pref. Must possess a valid
FL RN license. ACLS and PALS req
Full time ARNP (Hendy Regional Cardioloy)
Must possess a valid FL ARNP license. 2+ yrs exp in a family/pedi
atric/urgent care setting pref Must possess excellent communication
skills to interact with patients, staff, and the community.
Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical Supervisor in the
areas of Chemistry Hematology Serology Immunohematology, and
Microbiolog. Previous mgmt exp pre. Must also possess excellent customer
services skills to interact with patients staff, and visitors.
Full time Adminlstrative/Data Support Asst (Qualty)
Previous exp in an office setting pref. Must have exp with MS Office
apps. Must possess excellent organizational, customer service and
communication skills.
Full time Department Secretary (Human Resources)
Previous exp in an office setting preferred. Must have exp with MS Oce
applications. Must be conscientious of the confidential nature of personnel
information and possess excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL licene w/ at least 1 yr e in area of expertise.
Full time Radlographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time LPN (HFCC)
Candidate must possess a valid Florida LPN license
Full time Foundalion/Marketing Assistant
Must have exp with MS Office apps and possess a high degree of
clerical and organizational skills with strong communication
and interpersonal skills. Writing and graphics exp pref.
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Mastes degree is durable, BSN min. (5)ys of reent clinical hospital ex.
Demotration of management communications, interpersonal and financial
accountability klls through increasing iob respnsbilies and (3)yars prior
gm posion. Licensed as an RN i the State orda BLS, ACLS, and
PALS certification reqo, RNC desirable.
Part time -HOUSEKEEPER (weekends)
Must have 1-2 yrs Hospital or Hotel experience. Must be
able to maintain a safe, sanitary environment.
www.hendreegionalorg
Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Driver- Join PTL today! Com-
pany drivers earn up to 40
cpm. 1/2cpm increase every
60K miles. Average 2,800
miles/week. CDL-A required.
www.ptl-inc.com Call
(877)740-6262.


Si grB


HVAC Tech Training! GET TO
WORK! Avg Tech earns
$40Kyr. No Exp. Needed.
EPA & OSHA Certified
3-5wks. Local Job Place-
ment and Financing
available. (877)994-9904
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.

ImB-*sIn


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. CDL-
A teams & drivers willing to
team. Company team splits
$1.06/mi. O/OP teams earn
up to $2.25/mi. Hazmat re-
quired. $2,000 team sign-on
bonus. (800)835-9471

Liii gBH
EHBrr.


Be your own boss, Work your own hours
Own your own Internet business
Make loads of Money! $
One time investment of only $448 gives
you access to represent over 750
MAJOR U.S COMPANIES
$ Best investment you will ever make $
Call Frank at (305) 322-3200

$$$$$$$$$$


EARN Extra Income Mailing
Brochures. Weekly pay
check! Free 24 hour informa-
tion. (877)220-4470.


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Post Office Now Hiring! Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires.
Call (866)713-4492.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




100% RECESSION PROOF! Do
you earn $800 in a day? 25
Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033 CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
CHOOSE YOUR HOURS,
INCOME & YOUR REWARDS!
CHOOSE AVON
GWEN (888)265-1256

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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



CLEANING SERVICE
(Licensed)
Please call:
863-517-0461 or
863-634-8067
Sharon or Ashley


Shell, rock, driveways and fill
dirt, tractor work, mowing.
Gardens built, reduced rates.
863-675-2473 or 673-3496



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







JOIN NOW
50% OFF
SIGN UP
AND GET
30 DAYS FREE
863-675-8446
439 WV Hw8
LaBellne in stock




GONZALEZ
LAWN/LANDSCAPING









We do the
impossible... Stop i
y and ee what an jobs
Engineer with over I
40 machines can
do for you!
Tamir Trading I
863-675-4955
S182 N. Industrial Loop, i
FLaBelle, Fi
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze!
your clean up a breeze!


All personal items under $5,000 ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Submit Your Free Classified Ad Today

at WWW.NEWSZARCOM Click on Classifieds
Published 3 weeks' in all of our Florida papers: Caloosa Belle, Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat,
Immokalee Bulletin, Okeechobee News, and The Sun
Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.


13 DRIVERS NEEDED Sign-On
Bonus 35-41 cpm Earn over
$1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL- A & 3
most recent OTR
(877)258-8782 www.mel-
tontruck.com
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.

9. *ImISBnnrg


Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board is
accepting applications for a
Recreational Director. Applications
and job descriptions are available at
the Recreation Office at 310 West
Cowboy Way. Applications will be
accepted until position is filled.
Veterans preference as outlined in the
Florida Statutes. Hendry County is an
equal opportunity employer. Drug
Free Workplace.


Serves 1 5


Series 0


Special Noice0155





8 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drepn, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AC unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer
(863)532-9841

-l
COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956
GOLDEN OAK Drop front sec-
retary 1900's Very nice
condition. $325.
(863)675-1218


ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY.
$320. (863)634-6189
REFRIGERATOR 3 yrs old,
white, clean, works great
$125. (863)675-2653
(305)394-4903
SMALL REFRIGERATOR Hai-
er 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
$60 (863)763-0853
WASHERS & DRYERS
STACK UNITS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
(239)694-0778



SHED 12x24, 4 windows, 2
doors. ready for electric. La-
Belle $1000.
(863)612-0992


BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
great condition. In LaBelle
15. (239)691-9121
Your new home could be
in today's paper Have
you looked for it?


"BUILDING SALE!"..."ROCK
BOTTOM PRICES" BEAT
NEXT INCREASE. 25X40
$5,190. 30X50 $6,390.
35X60 $8,990. 40X60
$12,700. 60X100 $33,600.
MANY OTHERS! Pioneer
Steel. (800)668-5422. Since
1980



FRENCH DOOR 36" Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door.
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
METAL ROOFING. 40yr War-
ranty-Buy direct from manu-
facturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery available.
Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.Gulf-
oastSupply.com
OVER THE fridge cabinet -
36"x12" nutural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet.
$30/neg. (863)357-2611
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT 15
ft, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
(863)467-2482


CRIB SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call for info $80.
(843)271-0733
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, 6speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80, (910)546-2367
HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 42" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears. Like New (Okee area)
$20/will sep. (863)763-6131
LITTLE TIKES basketball/hoop
set, musical sit-n-spin, play-
doh table Excel Cond, Okee
$40/will sep. (863)763-6131
POOH SWING Days of hunny
infant swing. Like new, must
see paid $110 asking $50.
(843)271-0733


CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. Whitesize 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
$150. (863)558-0085


BASEBALL CARDS -
Unopened boxes. 1987-89
$150/neg,. (863)612-1211
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Black Dell, XP
Pro, Office, Games, Educa-
tional Tony $129.
(863)517-2782
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg.
863) 763- 0380
863)697-9521


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BAKER'S RACK 5 Shelves 2
Drawers Light oak black
iron in good shape $50/or
best offer (863)467-7996
COMPUTER DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663
COUCH & LOVESEAT Colors
are green & beige. Excellent
condition $350. Or best of-
fer (863)357-3650
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
$200. (863)675-3516


DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
anytime $150.
8 6 3 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)634-4945
LARGE LIGHT Oak Computer
Desk Large good desk with
lots of storage. $40/or best
offer (863)467-7996
MAGNETIC TWIN SIZE MAT-
TRESS for health, Kenko-
pad, cost $400 new, will
take $100, (772)971-9474
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
(863)983-7734
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker LaBelle $20.
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included. $200.
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth.Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA FLIP'S DOWN INTO
DOUBLE BED, COLOR BLUE,
EXCEL CONDITION $175.
(863)763-1997
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer
(863)357-7065
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table, lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
sperate (863)634-3859



GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, PISTOLS
(30) Remington, Rugers,
rownings, S&W, Fox,
$5000 or sell sep
(863)532-9881 Okeechobee


12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12 guage 18.5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
fer (863)673-3893



COMPUTERIZED TREADMILL
Used 6 times. Can fold to
store. $458.00 New. $250.
(863)227-2567
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
$50 (772)971-9474
HEALTH EXCERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
(863)634-5236
Large Trampoline 14 feet in
diameter Lots of FUN! Great
Exercise! $150 or best offer
Call Shawn 863-840-0301
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WEIDER PRO Club Weight
Bench and 3001b weight
set $350/or best offer
(863)885-1172
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 1.0
Continuous Duty HP motor
Mint condition! $100/or best
offer (863)634-5506


AUTO INFLATING
Plug in fill w/air,
Like New
(863)357-6190


AIR BED -
instant bed.
$100.


Meda Itm


SCOOTER
sealer, 4
best offer


-Handicapped, 2
wheel, $800 or
(863)467-6009


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
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medica,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turanline.com.
Buckler's CRAFT FAIR Indoor
Shows...Art, Crafts, Gourmet
Delights, Garden/Pet items,
Home Decor.FREE admis-
sion with 1 paid. Exhibitors
call for special discount
(386)860-0092. wwwbuck-
lerpromotions.com
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
GENERATOR 11 hp, 5650
watt. LaBelle $300.
(863)612-0992
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 wat, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FLO8.
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings -60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009


Aprmnt 951


PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond. $300/or best offer
5863)3 57 5 7 7 3
561)248-4487


BLACK LAB 8 mos old, very
friendly, neutered & house-
broken, all shots, needs a
yard. $100 (863)484-2052
CLEWISTON FREE 6 mth old
Brown mixed female dog
very friendly $0.
(863)263-1601
CLEWISTON FREE Mixed
Hound Puppies 6 weeks
old-2Boys & 3Girls $0.
(863)228-7792
FISH TANK 50 gal. w/ stand,
rocks, & 2 fish. Okeechobee.
$100/or best offer
(561)719-5411
Frontline/Advantage Flea Kill-
er: SAVE 40% NOW! No
Shipping Or No Minimum
Charge. Call your de-
pendable source for pets
meds NOW! (239)248-7915;
www.PetBuddySupply.com
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal. -
Everything but rock & fish!!
$500/or best offer
(239)878-1776



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
torRuns great!!! $1000.
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166
SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond., case & attachments,
$345 (863)697-9704


MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor $50.
(863)357-2611
REMMINGTON 700 BOL ,
270 New in box $550. FIRM
(863)697-1198
SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition.
Oversized ball and claw legs.
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer
863 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)634-4945
SWAMP BUGGY-Palm Beach
Style 350 Auto, 400 Turbo
Trans, Offset 12x24 Tractor
Tires $4500 (863)447-5456



SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600. (863)697-9014


PHILLIPS 60" Big Screen TV,
Digital ready, very nice con-
dition. Call Billy $500 Nego-
tiable (863)467-7011
TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
(863)634-8147


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
$500/firm. (863)467-8823
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a moe informed
aud intesling peon. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!


Agriculture



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




SQ 720 BUSH HOG- 6 ft, Good
Condition $1500
(863)430-6987



BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer (863)697-2032
CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer
863 234 0819
239)645-9596
LARGE STAGHORN AIR FERN
$250 Water fountain pedes-
tal style $60.00
(863)610-2993
LEAF MULCHER Used very
little $195 (863)675-1218
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389
PUSH MOWER 20" B&S en-
line, runs and cuts great!
35. (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER Huskee, like
new, 42" cut, 22hp Kohler
mtr, less than 20 hrs.,
$1100. (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
RIDING MOWER Yard Man
42"cut, 15 HP Kohler Runs
great. $250. (863)532-0188


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



DWARF RED Button Ginger
Lily Plants come in 1-3 gal-
lon pot sizes $12.
(863)675-3741
LADY PALM Grows well in-
side or outside $21.
(863)675-3741


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent92
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of town. $600
mo. + sec. dep. References
required. (863)234-1153
LaBelle 1BR/1BA Efficiency
style. Large apt. Water, Elec-
tric & Cable TV included Ful-
ly furnished. $680 mo. Call
863-612-5037 Se Habla
Espanol.
NEAR Center of town: 2 BR 2
BA Liv. Rm/Din. Rm. Com-
bo. Eat In Kich. $750 mo. +
sec. &ref's. (863)234-1153


CANAL HOME large 3/2, den,
library, FL. room, w/d, huge
private corner lot. Call
970-728-8011
Shop here first!
The classified ads


COTTAGE FOR RENT Under
the oaks, furnished or unfur-
nished, utilities ncl.
(863)517-1000
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, 1ba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $500/mo
(863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
LaBelle 2br/2ba, lots of
room, $710 mo.
239-247-1053 or
239-997-1069
LABELLE: 3br/2ba, w/in city
limits. $650/mo + sec dep
& ref. Non-smoking env,
fenced yard. 954-325-0309
LABELLE- 4br, 2.5 ba, 2 sty,
remodeled, hdwd firs, roof,
kitch,, appis, for rent/sale.
$950/mo (863)228-0010
LEHIGH BRAND NEW Never
lived in. 3/2, private lot, 2 car
garage, screen porch, exc lo-
cation, $750/mo. Call
(239)369-9567
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $1,000/mo. 1st,
last & sec. 863-675-1380 or
863-517-0772
PORT LABELLE- Near Middle
school, Newer 3br, 2ba, ca-
thedral ceiling & garage,
$750/mo, 1st & sec. Must
have ref's. (863)517-0188
RENTALS
2/1, $575 or 2/2, $650
3/2, $750
Laminate wood/tile floors,
newer kitchens, nice yards
(863)673-8862
863 673-0081
RENT/OWN: LaBelle, 2/2 +
office, pool, dock, 2 car gar-
age & shop, exclusive area.
863-843-0237



LABELLE Office Space in
Strip mall, 800 sq ft,
$400/mo + deposit.
(863)675-7555




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

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


Real Estate



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



FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
Brochure (800)678-0517
USHomeAuction.com REDC.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Fpartments 0905


TALL riN45S

3 & 4 CUARTOS DUPLEX-APARTAMENTOS


OCCUPACION IMEDIATA

Mudese ahora y le rebajaremos

$300 de la renta del mes proxima

Trabaja en agricultura o labor
de granja

Parque de recreo, actividades
para los residentes

Agua, alcantarillado y basura
Sincluido

411 Sabal Palm Ct. LaBelle, FL 33935



S863-674-0041 0
0P10-T1"


on 300' point
and protected
$299,000.


FATHER & SON seeks to rent
land for hunting squirrel,
hogs or turkey. Respectful of
property. Can pay rea-
sonable fee. (561)248-2866


BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE
12 acres just $99,900. Best
neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country
living close to everything!
Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A
Must See. Great Financing
(866)938-1521

BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
21/2 Acres Pioneer?
21/2 Acres Montura?
*Port LaBelle Lake Front?
Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
**2nd Home/Retirement
Also: 1 1/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
Call Owner
(863)673-5071


Florida Foreclosure! 37 AC-
$39,900 Nice homesite set-
ting in picturesque oak
grove. Tons of deer & wild-
life. Perfect for hunters! Call
Jack at (800)242-1802
Florida Land Bargain of the
Century! 2 acre waterfront
homesite only $69,900. (ap-
praised at $169,900). Pr-
vate, gated community with
2 recreational lakes. Munici-
pal water & sewer Low tax-
es. Just 90 minutes
Orlando! Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x
2184. FLandbargains.com



Golf Lot Bargain! NOW
$39,900 (was $139,900) In-
cludes Membership Rare
opportunity to own a beauti-
ful view homesite in upstate
SC's finest golf community-
NOW for a fraction of it's val-
ue. Paved rds, water, sewer,
all infrastructure completed.
Get much more for much
less. Low rate financing
avail. Call now
(866)334-3253 x 2126.
NC Mountain Land 5+ acres
w/lOft waterfall, in estab-
lished community, great
views, lots of options, only
$99,500, owner
(866)789-8535.
NOW is the time to buy your
TENNESSEE lake property.
Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Re-
alty (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakes derealty-tn.com



WANTED COW PASTURE ,
10-200 acres,
(561)248-2866


Mobile Homes



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



DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot. (863)673-0369
LaBelle 2br, 1/2ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106


WATERFRONT -
lot with home
dockage,
(239)823-2587


I Apartments 0905


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


Place your





RESSIE AD


CLASSIFIED AD


( FA nnF


t94I


* Ad Appears In the Newspaper

and Online Free of Charge!
* Reasonable Rates For Private
Party Ads
* Place Your Ad Online, From
the Comfort of Your Home


WHEN

YOU

WANT

TO!


CLASSIFIED AD

"rT;-g 'p ;t


-Sr


* Ad Appears In the Newspaper and Online Free of Charge!
* Reasonable Rates for Private Party Ads
* Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home!


LaBelle, 3 BR, large deck with
bench, all drywall, newly re-
modeled with new carpet.
$175/wkly. 863-673-5704
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
NEWLY REMODLED 3/2 on
fenced acre. $650 mo. 1st,
last & $500 sec. dep. +
ref's (863)517-1824



Bank repo, Land/home pack-
age. 4br/2ba was $119,900.
Only $79,900 complete. Call
(863)675-8888
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
GOOD FISHING Lake Placid
Paradise Mobile home park
55+, 2/2, Open floor plan,
furn, updated and much
more $22,500 Bargain
priced (317)370-1103
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
New 3br/2ba doublewide on
half acre lot. $79,900 ready
to move in. Call
863-675-4949
New 3br/2ba, large DW, setup
& a/c. Ready to move in.
Was $124,900 Now only
$89,900 863-675-8888
No money down on your lot.
New doublewide only
$49,900 include setup & a/c
Call Kenny 863-673-4325


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer (863)357-5754
ALUM PONTOONS 20FT with
new floor, good for floating
dock or make boat, have rail-
ing & control console, $500
neg (863)467-2824
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROP Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great.
$1350. (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
63 ) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
HYDRASPORT BASS BOAT -
16'4"., with a 115 HP Out-
board Motor, New carpet &
cover, Trailer included
$5000 Firm (863)467-2316
PADDLE BOAT 4 person,
with detachable canopy for
sale $150 or best offer
(863)467-2207
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
(239)823-2587
SULLIVAN, 1994 14' alum.,
20HP Merc, Johnson trl mtr,
live well, Magic tilt rl,
$1,400. 863-763-2526


'87 Bonder 35' onan genera-
tor, self contained, new tires
& roof. Low miles, 20' scr
rm. $2000 239-770-5729
HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
terior needs work must sell
$700. (863)467-4650
Holiday RV Breckenridge
Park Model Dealer, New
starting at $24,900. Rt. 41
South, Ft. Myers, between
Alico Rd. & Corkscrew Rd.
(239)590-0066
Holiday RV Cash for your RV
or Park Model Trailer
(239)590-0066
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
JAYCO 1999, 27' MINI
MOTORHOME- V10 Ford en-
gine, 4 new tires, very low
miles, needs some repairs,
best offer gets it. can see at
4012 SW 11th way-Okee
$9,999 (863)634-5487
JAYCO '01 35ft, 3 slides,
loaded, $13,900
(863)983-4949
MALLARD 2002, 26 ft, travel
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990
TRAIL-LITE BANTAM '99 -
Kitchen & Bathroom, 26'
w/Fold Out Ends. Asking
$4000 (863)467-0031



BOAT MOTOR 15HP Long
Shaft $400/firm.
(863)467-7606
SS PROP 4 BLADE 21 PITCH
HUB KIT INCLUDED $350/or
best offer (863)634-1545


HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $5000
(863)430-6987
SUZUKI RM 125 2000 dirt-
bike, very low hrs, runs good
$1000/or best offer
(863)763-6297
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great.
$2300/or best offer
(863)357-6315



ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer
(863 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
(561)248-4487
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
neer$695 (863)983-7949


Automobiles



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



$500! Police Impounds for
Sale! Cars/Trucks/SUVs
from $500! Many Makes and
Models, Must See! for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 ext
9482
BUICK ROADMASTER LIMIT-
ED 1994 Custom Rims
A/C blows cold $3000/or
best offer (239)878-4026
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl.,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer (863)677-1742
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99 runs
good, 24 mpg, good tires,
Ither interior, 103K, $1850
(863)946-0490


" -5





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009 9


I bic N


Pu i No i


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO
THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC.
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a Public earng on Tuesday February 10, 2009 at 5:05 p.m. Clewiston
City Hall 115 West Venltra Avenue Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance to
revoke the ad valorem tax exemption granted to Amerimix Industries, Inc entitled as
follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, REVOKING THE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO
AMERIMIX INDUSTRIES, INC., PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 2007- 14 AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting It a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any mat
tet considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, tor such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a vei
record of the proceedings is made which record includes rte testimony and evi
dence upon which the appeal is to be based
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays be-
ween the hours of :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
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
308160 CN/CB 1/22/09

Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity
in the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland
To: All interested Agencies Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that Hendry County has conducted an evaluation as required
by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24
CFR 55.20 to determine the potenial affect that is activities in the floodplain and
wetland will have on the environment for the County's two (2) CUBG grants (08DB-
A0B and 08DB-H03) projects
Hendry County intends to undertake two (2) projects to be funded by a Florida Small
Cities Community Development Block Grants (08BB-A08 and 08DB-Ho03) The
County intends to secure the release of Community Development Block Grant funds
under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, to un-
dertake the two projects. Tie release of funds will be obtained from the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs, CDBG Division. The proposed projects involve the
rehabilitation and/or demolition and replacement construction of housing units hat
already existing thefloodplain All work will be in unincorporated Hendry County.
It has determined that it has no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the
work. The rehab/demo/replacement activities will have no significant impact on the
environment for the following reasons:
The homes to be served are already located in the floodplain, therefore all work
will be undertaken on exising properties already owned by rivae homeowners
Although the projects are located in the 100 year floodplain, the improvements
cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the project There
is, therefore, no practicable alternative.
The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards.
The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodpl ain values, and resi-
dents of the community will benefit from the project All improvements will be made
to owner occupied housing units already located in the floodplain Failure to provide
these improvements could result in continued substandard housing in Hendry
County,
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Departnent of Com-
munity Affairs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Hendry
County Building and Zoning Department
Written comments must be received by Hendry County Post Office Box 2340, La-
Belle, Florida 33975 2340 ATTN: Ron Zimmerly on or before Tuesday, February
10, 2009. Mr Zimmerly s may also be contacted by telephone at 863-675-5264 or
at the Hendy County Administration Building, 165 S Lee Street, LaBele, Florida. A
more detailed description of the project and the FIA flood maps are available for cii
zen review at Mr Zimmerly office located at 165 S Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida
DATE ISSUED January 22, 2009
JANET B TAYLOR
Environmental Cerhtying Official
Hendry County Board of Commissioners Chair
308008 CB/CN 1/22/09

NOTICE FOR BIDS
Port LaBelle Community Development Distic will accept sealed bid proposals up to
4:00 PM., February 2, 2009, for the sale of a 1997 Ford F-150 4 x 4 truck in "as is
condition
Anyone interested may submit a proposal to the District office at 3293 Dellwood
Terrace, Port LaBelle, or mal to PR box 1605, LaBelle, Florida 33935 For addition
al information call 863-675-5770 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Mon-
day Friday
The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or without cause and to
accept the bid that, in its judgment will be in the best interest of the District
LesterB. Bard, Sr.
General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development Distari
307747 CB/CGS 1/22/09
NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Hendry County Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section
197.3632(3)(a), Horda Stalutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collect-
ing non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Banya Village area,
Port LaBelle Plat Units 1013, wihin he unincoorated area of the ounty forcapi
tal costs associated with construction of water ines for Banyan Village and service
assessments for maintenance of such water lines commencing with the Fiscal Year
beginning on October 1, 2009, and continuing each year until discontinued by the
County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the un -
form method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Flori-
da Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 5:00 pm. on January 27, 2009. in the
County Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property sub ect to the levy Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the lega description of the real property subject to the
levy are on file at the County Administrator's Office 165 S. Lee Street LaBelle,
Florida All interested persons are invited to attend
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect
to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the esmony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based In accordance with the Americans wih Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (863) 675-5217 seven days days prior to the date of
Ihehearing
Janet B Taylor, Chair
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
305123 CB/CN 1/118,15,22/09


CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Black,leather intCall Jesus
spanish. $2500.
(239)822-7335
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD F100 1979 Runs
rood, 302 V8, 4 speed.
ome rust, daily diver
$2500. (239)634-2699
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, autoalloy whis,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
Honda Accord 97 $500! Po-
lice mpounds for Sale! Many
Makes and Models Piced to
Sell! For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9480
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
863) 201 3 4 9 2
863)261-1181
HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEE!!
$3550/or best offer
(239)839-1326
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990 -
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer.
(239)839-1326
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
(863)675-1690
TOYOTA COROLLA '92- Auto,
AC, asking $1250 "as is"
Neg. (863)697-9005 or
(863)532-0189 Anytime



DODGE RAM P/U 1988 -
4-wd/318/4 spd/granny ow
gear $2000/neg.
(863)227-2583


CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
$1795. (863)843-0062
EZ GO Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer
(863)697-1350


GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine
$895. (863)675-1472


POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200. (863)801-5687
RIMS -Chev Siverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel
16"-8 lug center capslug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
TONNEAU SOFT COVER like
new,fits 6.5 ft. bed,roll
up,clamps on, $150.
(863)635-5186
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687
VENT SHADES BRAND
NEW,smoke,Dodge Mega
Cab 4 door $25.
(863)635-5186


DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
F250 SUPERDUTY '00- 4x4,
diesel, runs good, $11,500
or best offer, (863)675-3242
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer (863)532-9846
FORD F250 XL 1993 4x4,
351 auto, longbed, runs
good needs TLC $2500/or
best offer (863)763-6297
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
(863)763-1370
JEEP COMANCHE 1990 -
2WD, 5 speed, runs good.
30" buckshot tires $900/or
best offer (863)612-6350
TOYOTA PICKUP '94 2 whI.
dr, runs good, $20 to fill,
doesn't burn oil, cold a/c,
$3100 neg. (863)674-1181
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifieds.


Community Briefs

Relay for Life to cultural Building at 1085 Pratt
t Blvd., LaBelle Florida.
meet
A Relay For Life of LaBelle Historians to meet
Committee Meeting will be The regular meeting of the
held on Jan. 27, at the Corn LaBelle Heritage Museum will
munity Christian School, 1092 be Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, at 6 city hall. The speaker/program
p.m. For more information, isscheduledto feature a LaBelle
please call 863-675-0885. "Old timer" Ray Harn, whose
old time lore and knowledge is
Caregiver Trainings always interesting. Please plan
The Alzheimer's Associa- to attend. 2009 dues may be
tion, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter paid any time. Information on
has announced three ucom the Old Timers dinner on Feb.
ing trainings for Family Caregiv 19 will be available.
ers.
Jan 30- Safe Return/Medic Cargivers to meet
Alert Wanderers ID Program: LaBelle's Caregiver Support
How it Works? Safety In the Group is held the last Wednes
Home/Wandering Prevention day of every month. The next
Feb 9- Challenging Behav- meeting is Jan. 28 at First Chris-
iors, Do's and Don't's: The tian Church of LaBelle 2-4
Gems of Caregiving. p.m.
All Trainings are from 10- Take a break, relax and join
11:30 a.m. at Barron Public Li us for some group conversa-
brary, 461 North Main Street. tion centered around you the
For more Information and Caregiver!
to register, please call Lisa Ro- This group is open to all
driguez, Program Specialist caregivers. Snacks and Coffee
at 1(863) 385-3444 (Seating is will be provided! R.S.VP. &
limited). No cost. information call # 1-866-231
0921.
Drive thru barbecue
The Country Rhythm Clog Walkathon provides
gers are having a barbecue free mammograms
on Saturday, January 31, from
11-2 at the LaBelle Civic Center. Be part of the Second Annu-
Drive thru dinners or come in al Lucy's Angels Bosom Bud-
and join the dance workshop, dies Walkathon Jan. 31, to help
Tickets are $8 and include provide free mammograms for
pulled pork, Log Cabin cole- people in Hendry and Glades.
slaw, baked beans, rolls and Come to Barron Park for lineup
iced tea. You may contact 673 at 9:45 a.m. You can sign up
4811 or purchase tickets during at Florida Community Bank,
the barbecue, the LaBelle Chamber of Com-
merce of Fort Knox Storage.
Review conservation Also at the park: food, fun,
music, activities for kids and
programs performances by the Universe
The UDA/AN S wl hd ll Stars at noon. Craft and re-
The USDA/NRCS will hold tail vendors welcome. Call 863-
a public meeting for all agri- 675-3236.
cultural landowners and pro-
ducers in Hendry-Glades to m
review and discuss the new Democrats to meet
2009 conservation treatment Hendry County Democratic
activities for two major conser Executive Committee will meet
vation programs, Environmen- at Flora and Ella's Restaurant,
tal Quality Incentives Program Highway 80 West in LaBelle,
(EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat on Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
Incentives Program (WHIP). Hendry County's Democrats
This meeting will take place are planning a Jefferson Jack
on January 22, at 2:30 p.m. in son Day event for some time
the large conference room of during the first two weeks of
the Dallas B. Townsend Agri- June.


CHEVROLET BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels 4-wd,Navy
blue,2 dr V-6, Must sell!
$2500. (863)467-4650


ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer -
2003 6' x 12' 3500 Ib. single
axle. Lighted interior Very
nice condition. White.
$1700/or best offer
(239)986-0296
FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8' Sin-
gle Axle. Spare new tire &
wheel. $600/or best offer
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. 80631843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2300. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box. made from sm truck
bed; new tires and spare
$175. (305)394-4906


GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
20K mis. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
OLDSMOBILE 1993, 7 pas-
senger, cold ac, heat, new
tires, Good shape $1550
(863)467-4256


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given tat on 1/24/2009
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF STOR-
AGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, LaBelle, FL,
863 675 1025, the undersigned FORT
KNOX SEL STORAGE will sel at Public
Sade by competitive bidding, the personal
property heretofore stored wih the un
deraigned by:
Misc. items
307735 cB 1/22/09
THE LABELLE POST OFFICE is now tak-
in bids for a contract cleaner Clean
ng must be completed prior to 6 am
Mon Fri Contractor and employees
must be able to pass a background
check Anyone interested should con-
tact JoAnne Massey Postmaster at
863 675 8806 Bids will close Sathr
day January 31 2009
305875CB 1/8,15,22,29/2009
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

For as little as $15.00
PER WEEK
CALL 863-675-2541
or email
cbadsales@nwszap.com




toeflE Wyirt



All Major
Appliances
Quality Used Appliances and Repairs
Cell 863-673-8944
Nextell 158*17*61368
Se Habla Espafnol
137 S Industrail Loop Suite 5
863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Licensed & Insured #2006258472167




THE GO
Hol1st


Thursdg
Bib:
Thursda
Collingswood 1
Po,
863-


'0 am

30 am
calyptus llvd

185


All precinct committee
members are asked to bring
at least one guest they believe
could become an invaluable
volunteer for the Democratic
Party in Hendry County.
The public is welcome at
meetings of the Democratic
Party at all levels. For further
information contact Hendry
County DEC Chair Joe Thom-
as in LaBelle, (863)234-1894,
or Vice Chair Carol Griggs in
Clewiston, (863)228-4210.

Salvation Army
volunteers
(LABELLE, FL) The
Salvation Army will host
its Annual Evening of Ap
preciation on Monday,
Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., at the
Carlson Memorial Meth-
odist Church.
The Salvation Army
of Lee & Hendry Coun-
ties would like to see
all its volunteers out on
February 2. For reser
vations, please call The
Salvation Army office at
863-674-1441.

It's Pageant
Time! A
The pageant date D
has changed to 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20. Come to 0
the down home coun-
try pageant celebrating M
our heritage and have a
good time! T

P
City Farm tour
tickets available 5
The Hendry County P
Farm-City Tour Council
will hold its 28th annual T
farm tour of the Hendry
County agricultural in
dustry, Saturday, Febru- O
ary 7, 2008.
Tickets for the tour &
cost $60 per person and
the participants will be
able to catch a modern
air conditioned tour bus
at the U-Save Super-
market Center on Palm
Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers
or at the Rodeo Grounds LEE
in LaBelle. so
Deadline for ticket F
PkT


sales is January 30. For ad-
ditional information about
the tour and how to purchase
tickets for the tour, stop by
Hendry County Extension Ser-
vice Office, 1085 Pratt Blvd,
LaBelle. You may also call or e-
mail dcabrera@ufl.edu. Make
checks payable to: Hendry
County City-Farm Tour.

FCB partners with
Lucy's Angels
Florida Community Bank is
going pink again this month to


raise moneywith Lucy's Angels
for free mammograms.
You can buy raffle tickets for
a chance to win a homemade
pink ribbon blanket donated by
Mary Bartoshuk. Tickets avail
able at FCB.
Sign up for the Bosom Bud-
dies Walkathon scheduled for
Saturday, Jan. 31, at Barron
Park. Entry fees start at $12 per
person. Stop by FCB to regis
ter.
All proceeds from this event-
go to Lucy's Angels for breast
cancer care.


Do t ncwa te 24t4 Aua

FORT MYERS


SRV SHOW
it's Snktordi'rs BlguestSkowi

JAN. 22*23*2425
Lee Civic Center
10 AM-5 PM: Thurs., Fri., & Sat.
10 AM-4 PM: Sunday


REA DEALERS
ISPLAYING HUNDREDS
FNEW RVS

OTORHOMES
RAVEL TRAILERS

ARK MODELS

TH WHEELS
OP UPS

OY HAULERS

AN CAMPERS

VER 100 RV SUPPLIERS
BANK FINANCING

N \ |LEEO CC
SExit giuV3w eays
n78| A143iau9Wt
Sponsored by
CIVIC ENTER From -75 take EXIT 143 Florida RV Trade Asociatio
ast (S.R. 78) For 3 miles. Region On4
tEE PARKING www.frvta.org/region .la


SI m $-1. .a /O-]CLUrUR !i.L E


E~td


Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.

Al CONDITIOnI ll ELE(Ici (
SAEs S SEIVlCE DUCT (LEA111
NE, EAS 11111011CN6
AVAILAILE FOI All A/Ci nliN


803 675022
u fmS r-CAClSAA FRilm





S"SERVICE"
Is Our Moat hpfr l Proedt


BEDDING
Serving LaBelle Since 1966
863-675-0717
SALES, SERVICE ND PARTS
TECHNICIAN BOBBY WHITE




OSCEOLA CONCRETE




Concrete
Site Work
863-843-0333
Lce Cocretoe Emn conractor
H C P- E)6COB99



IRRIGATION PLUS
A Water Well Drilling Company
Drilling in Lee Co since 1980
Specializing in Replacement
and Residential Wells
Irrigation Wells
Elevator Shafts
Irrigation Systems
Farm Wells
Liscensed & Insured St#2331 Co# 1009
Credit Cords Accepted Alan Rivera Owner
239-567-0007


I iII llir li Ilr d [1] ll1

- PHILLIPS
AC & Heating Services LLC
wwunlphiflpsac.com

863-675-2878
Sales Service Refrigeration
Installation Pool Heaters
State Certified Class A Contractor
LicCAC0815266
Comforhnaker









PETE'S TRACTOR
SERVICES
Bush hogging, mowing, lot clearing
or other jobs?
239-728-6629

I I I


Sally Mae
Disc Jockey
SWeddings
Anniversaries
Parties
Quinceafleras o
SDances Reunionsi
LaBelle, Florida
863-885-1456
863-675-1625




ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

For as little as $15.00
PER WEEK
CALL 863-675-2541
or email
cbadsales@newszap.com


il I~atlni If I Il I
RENNOLDS

CONDITIONING
INC.
Daniel Rennolds, owner
863-673-9478
Spanish Line: 863-673-4423
Sc Habla Espafol
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Licensed & Inh rened- ie. #CAC1814i13




ADVERTISE YOUR
BUSINESS HERE

For as little as $15.00
PER WEEK
CALL 863-675-2541
or email
cbadsales@newmzap.com




ALEXANDER'S
REPAIR
SERVICE, INC.

Mobile and Home Repairs
Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HCO96.SP and Insured






HOMF. SERVICE

Pool Service
Home Watch Pet Setting
Certified Pool Operator
#33-235787
Owned Operated in LaBelle, FL
Diane 863-673-5256
Seth 239-633-0504
Lic#2006258471992 Insured


n
e
p





10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 22, 2009


Fisheating Creek takes visitors back in time


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission cel-
ebrated the opening of a new in
terpretive trail at the historical Ft.
Center at Fisheating Creek Wild-
life Management Area on Satur-
day, Jan. 10.
Visitors had the opportunity
to learn about the colorful and
fascinating people and animals
that have lived along picturesque
Fisheating Creek through the cen-
turies.
Biologists and archeologists


took visitors on an interpretive
hayride to discover the history of
the area. Participants had the op
portunity to learn about edible
plants and the mysteries of the
swallowtail kite. Identifying ani-
mal tracks and practicing archery
skills. Interesting hands-on exhib-
its and intriguing presentations
provided a fun and educational
experience for the whole family.
Fisheating Creek park is locat-
ed, north of Moore Haven, just off
County Road 78.


Submitted photo
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the FWC opened a new interpretive trail
at Fort Center at Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Visitors to the center learned new skills about the wildlife that
live there and other skills such as archery from FWC officers.
About 300 people attended the event.


Country Oaks holds


Spelling Bee


The 2009 Country Oaks El-
ementary School Spelling Bee
was a great success. The stu-
dents were all excellent spellers.
The bee had an exciting finish,
with a spell off between the third
and fourth place spellers.
It was held on Jan. 15, in the
school cafeteria. Students were
chosen by their teachers after
class bees to participate in the
school bee.
All participants and alternates
did a fantastic job!
The first place winner is Ju-
lian Arteaga, second place is
Kayla Calhoun, and the alter-
nate is Ricardo Rodriguez. The
winners will go to the county
competition on Feb. 17, at 6:30
p.m.at Country Oaks Elemen-


tary School.
Participants: Alberto Cabana,
Alyssa Torres, Amelia Alegria,
Angelica Jimenez, B'Elanna
Plummer, Brendon Herrera, Des
tiny Cornelius, Eduardo Cruz,
Emily Schwarz, Emma Bridwell,
Eric Geronimo, Estefanie Rodri-
guez, Gehobany Avila, Jaylene
Gomez, Jeffery Harris, Jocelin
Nunez, Joey Leon, Jose Aguilar,
Joshua Garcia, Joshua Miller,
Juan Zamora, Julian Arteaga,
Karol Martinez, Kassidy Redish,
Kayla Calhoun, Matthew Reyna,
Michael Mears, Michael Rothen-
hoefer, Natalie Simmons, Ne-
lianne Malave, Nellanie Cantu,
Phillip O'Bannon, Ricardo Rodri-
guez, Robert Borgess, Sujeivelis
Rueda and Thelma Santiago.


Submitted photo
Visiting young people at the New Interpretive Trail got les-
sons in identifying animal tracks, bones and skulls.


Community Briefs


Sportsman's Group
holding public meeting
The Big Cypress Sportsmen's
Alliance is sponsoring a public
meeting in LaBelle. The meeting
will be held in the LaBelle Civic
Center Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.
The civic center is located be-
hind LaBelle City Hall on Hwy. 80
in the center of LaBelle.
The purpose of the meeting is
to advise the public as to what the
Alliance sees as the mismanage-
ment of the Big Cypress National
Preserve by the National Park Ser-
vice since the preserve creation in
1974.
Members of the Alliance feel
our traditional cultural ORV and
other rights given by an act of
Congress in 1974 are being sys-
tematically taken away. Alliance
President Lyle McCandless said
the Big Cypress Sportsmen's Alli-
ance has the facts and the where-
withal to stop this continuing
abuse of your cultural rights in
your three-quarter million acre
Big Cypress National Preserve.
Your support is very much
needed. The Alliance invites you
to the meeting to see first hand
how things are changing for the
better.
For further information call
Lyle McCandless, President of Big
Cypress Sportsmen's Alliance,
239-370-8532 or e-mail lylemc-
candless@aol.com; fax 863-612-
0108.


File for 2009 early
Phillip Pelletier Hendry County
Property Appraiser would like all
Hendry County property owners
to know that the deadline for filing
any 2009 Homestead Exemption,
limited income Senior Exemption
or Agricultural Classification is
March 2, 2009. Mr. Pelletier wants
everyone to be sure that they ap-
ply for these benefits before the
deadline so his office is now ac-
cepting applications for early fil-
ing of your 2009 homestead and
portability benefits.
You can go to our website
www.hendrvprop.org and down-
load your application form. By
doing this you will be sure that
you have all necessary docu-
ments with you when you come
to the office to apply. Our offices
in Clewiston and LaBelle are open
from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
thru Friday. If you need additional
information you can call 863-983
1591 in Clewiston and 863-675-
5270 in LaBelle.


Submitted photo
FWC biologists interacted with the public, telling stories pro-
viding details about wildlife and history of the area.


Church Briefs

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-
9899,

Welcome to movie night
Freedom Fellowship Minis-
tries, Hwy. 29N. invites everyone
to movie night Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. to
see Nacho Libre with Jack Black,
rated PG.

Third Sunday sing
Plan to join your friends at First
Christian Church, on the corner
of Lee and Ford Streets, for dinner


and singing at the Third Sunday
Sing. It happens Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
There is no charge for dinner and
no offering will be collected. For
more information call 675-1366.

Have a nice,
clean vehicle
For The Lord (FTL) is planning
a car wash Saturday, Jan. 24, at
the U-Save from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Suggested donations $5 per car;
$10 per truck.

Attention youth
Youth Awakening at Freedom
Fellowship Ministry Friday, Feb.
6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m.
both nights. For more information
contact Sara Barnes at 673-7786.


Submitted photo
The 2009 Country Oaks Elementary School Spelling Bee
was held on January 15, in the school cafeteria. First place
Julian Arteaga, second place Kayla Calhoun, and the alter-
nate is Ricardo Rodriguez.


.1...


$1,500, Beautifu rare water- $599,000 3/2 home w/screened $295,000 42.5 pool home in quiet
front property zoned Commercial poolon 1.5+ac Covered dock & neighborhood Country living
with 2 updated homes boot slip on 246 +/- iverfront close to town. Short notice to show
PAUL ROSER
REALTORS
863-675-0898 OFC
PERSONAL ATTENTION
WORLDWIDE INTERNET
MARKETING AT
WWW.PAULROSER.COM
NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate PAUL ROSER, Broker
Nikki@NikkiYeagerRoser.com Paul@PaulRoser.com
239/584-2005 cell 239/564-2002 cell


READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.


( o wonder newspaper
readers ore more popularl


PRICED REDUCED! $7.50 sq. ft.
Terms negotiable! Office Space
for Lease on South Main Street in
LaBelle. Excellent location. Aprox.
3700 sq. ft. May be leased as one
office or split as two offices of aprox.
1800 sq. ft. The north side consists of
5 offices, 2 bathrooms, I library, 1
kitchen. The south side consists of 1
lobby3 offices, I conference room,
I library, and 2 bathrooms. Separate
electric services.
NEW LOWER RENTS!
FOR RENT:
No smokers or pets please
I car, S. Edgewater $650/mo
I car, S. Edgewater 625/mo
Large floor plan $700/mo
On Rainbow Cir new carpet/vinyl & paint inside/out $625/mo
On Albany Rd new carpet/vinyl & paint inside/out $625/mo


0. ~aI 3'~
Lidb e kl ai


Age




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs