F/S Park residents at inauguration
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At a Glance
Bridge to close
Ft. Denaud Bridge will be
closed Feb. 3, for approximate
ly 4.5 hours, starting at 9:30
a.m. for maintenance repairs.
Free HIV testing
Hendry County Health De-
partment, 1140 Pratt Boulevard
(LaBelle) and 1100 Olympia
(Clewiston), and Glades Coun-
ty Health Department, 956 Hwy
27 SW (Moore Haven), will of-
fer free HIV testing for anyone
on Friday, Feb. 6, from 8:30
am-noon and 1:00-4:30 p.m. in
observance of National Black
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. 25
pecent of people with HIV
don't know they are infected.
LHS Library Club
The Friends of the LaBelle
High School Library meeting
has been rescheduled to Feb.
14 at 10 a.m.
Refreshments will be avail-
able for a nominal donation.
If you like books and reading,
plan to meet with other mem-
bers of our community includ-
ing students, teachers, and par-
ents. Our goal is to improve the
resources of the LHS Library
and develop a book exchange
program among members.
Contact Mel Greenleaf at LHS
School at 863-674-4120 with
Commodities to be
The Hendry County Food
Bank will distribute USDA
Commodities at the Dallas
Townsend Center on Thurs-
day, Jan. 29, from noon till ap-
proximately 3 p.m. Individuals
are eligible if they receive Food
Stamps, TANF Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), Med
icaid or Residence in Public
Housing funded by Municipal,
County, State or Federal Gov-
ernment. Individuals can also
be eligible based on our in-
come guideline chart.
Old Timers' Dinner
Make plans to attend 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, dinner at 6. 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. 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. Tick-
ets are $12 with reservations;
$14 at door.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Witnessing history: Students at inauguration
Submitted photo/Nan Akin
LHS students enjoyed a trip that they will not soon forget. Lynette Rivas, Tiffany Canales,
Deanna Foster, Angela Carmona, Jiesha Stephens, Lucas Talada, Trevor Selph, Seth
Billig, Santiago Reyes, and Elias Carmona, along with adult chaperones, Nanlyn Akin
and Jean Ingram saw history made during their trip to Washington, D.C. for the inaugu-
ration of new President, Barrack Obama.
Pride, excitement, memories
"I'll never forget the excite-
ment and craziness of the Inau-
guration day. The crowds and
the speech are definitely some-
thing that will stay with me
for the rest of my life." These
words were spoken by just one
of the ten students who trav-
eled with EF Smithsonian Tours
last week to witness the 56th
U.S. Inauguration in Washing-
ton D.C. People ask why would
you want to do this? Ask any of
the ten students or two adults
who went and their answer will
be similar to Angela Carmona's
This group met at Ft. Lau-
derdale airport the Sunday be-
fore the Inauguration at 5:30
a.m. The group flew to D.C.
where their tour director met
them. The National Mall was
the main focus the first day. At
night, the group went to Mad
am Toussaud's Wax Museum.
The wax museum was a blast!
The students posed with wax
presidents and many different
Monday started out somber,
as the group traveled to Arling-
ton Cemetery. We had a guided
tour which lasted several hours.
The tour was very informative.
We tried to watch the "chang-
ing of the guard," but every
other group visiting the D.C.
for the Inauguration was there
as well, so many people in the
group could not see. We also
visited Mount Vernon, home of
George Washington on Mon-
day. We ended the day with a
night tour of the monuments.
Monday was very cold and it
snowed six inches at the hotel.
The group had a snow fight in
the front parking lot of the ho
tel. The other groups from Col-
orado, Ohio and Utah did not
participate, but they did laugh
On the Inauguration Day we
woke up at 4 a.m. and drove
See Students Page 2
HUD awards $2 million for Goodwill
Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida has received
funding in excess of $2 million
from the Department of Hous
ing and Urban Development
On Friday, January 23, 2009,
HUD Miami Field Office Director
Armando Fana presented a cer-
emonial check for $2,057,300
to Goodwill Vice President of
Administration Rick Evanchyk
and Goodwill Housing Com-
mittee Chair Jean Devereaux.
The funds will be used to con-
struct housing units for low-
income people with disabilities
in Hendry County.
LaBelle's "Palmetto Ranch"
will be a 14-unit apartment
complex specially designed for
people with physical disabili-
ties, including amenities such
as lower counter tops, roll-in
showers and assistance rail-
The HUD funding will be
used for Phase II of the Palmet
to Ranch project, which will
provide an additional 14 units.
"There's very little sup-
portive or accessible housing
for people with disabilities,"
Fana said at the presentation
ceremony. "Organizations like
Goodwill are helping to serve
that population. They're put-
ting this money to good use
and helping to bridge the hous-
ing gap for people with disabili-
Goodwill operates 11 rent-
subsidized apartment com-
plexes in Southwest Florida for
people with disabilities and for
low-income seniors. LaBelle's
"Palmetto Ranch" is one of
three additional complexes
in the planning/construction
stages. HUD has provided the
majority of the funding for both
phases of the LaBelle project.
"It's really gratifying that we
can have a housing presence
in Hendry County," explains
Evanchyk. There's a great need
for affordable housing for peo-
ple with disabilities. If it weren't
See Goodwill Page 2
By Patty Brant
Wearing black bands and
somber hearts members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice are coping with the shock
of Sgt. Michael Lee Home's
death. The 45-year-old veteran
lawman died as he was end-
ing his shift about 6 a.m. Tues-
day morning. For unknown
reasons, his patrol vehicle
rammed through the locked
gate at his home and into the
side of a utility building. Medi-
cal personnel's attempts to re-
suscitate him failed and he was
pronounced dead at the scene.
All the details are not known
at this time, but Sheriff Steve
Whidden said the previous
night's shift had been a busy
Florida Highway Patrol offi-
cers are investigating the crash.
As officers learned of their
friend and colleague's death,
they filed into the sheriff's of-
fice for a debriefing by profes-
sionals an attempt to help
them deal with the tragedy.
Sgt. Home had been with
the HCSO since 1998, begin-
ning as a corrections officer. He
became a road deputy in 2001.
He was a midnight shift super-
visor and had been promoted
to sargeant just three weeks
Sgt. Marian J. Bryant recalls
working many shifts with Sgt.
Home. "He was the ultimate
type of cop you'd want," she
said, "he was by the book, a
professional. He was an all-
round great guy and a won-
derful father." Her sentiments
echoed those of many of Sgt.
Home's fellow officers.
Named Officer of the Year for
2001-02 by the Clewiston Elks
Lodge #1853, Sgt. Home had
earned the respect of the com-
munity as well as his peers.
Sheriff Steve Whidden
was a close personal friend of
Sgt. Home's. He said, "Mike
worked hard for this commnity
and he was dedicated to serv-
ing and protecting the residents
or those that passed through
Hendry County and died doing
what he loved..." He added, "I
loved him like a brother."
Sgt. Horne leaves two daugh-
ters, ages 9 and 11. Funeral ar-
rangements were unknown as
Sgt. Michael Horne HCSO
By Patty Brant
At Tuesday night's regular
county commission meeting,
the board voted 3-2 to rescind
its previous decision to give the
Clewiston sub-office to the fair
board and tear the building
Commissioner Karson Turn-
er was joined in his proposal by
Commissioners Darrell Harris
and Tris Chapman. Chairman
Janet Taylor and Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy voted against.
Although the board had
made the decision to give the
property to the fair board late
last year, County Attorney Mark
Lapp said the board did not
have to act on it as yet.
Commissioner Turner said
he felt the insurance adjuster
was giving the county the run
The bidding process for a
new facility is ongoing and
Commissioner Harris felt, when
complete, the bids will "tell the
agreed saying they will have a
better, idea of the real costs in-
Chairman Taylor favors a
new building, saying rebuilding
would only be a band aid on
Pictured from left: Armando Fana, HUD Miami Field Of-
fice Director; Jean Devereaux, Goodwill Board of Direc-
tors; Rick Evanchyk, Goodwill VP of Administration.
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Ford/Sunset Park contingent
witnesses historic inauguration
Back row from left: Nora Fagin-Ned, Julissa Mobley, Mydajah Williams, Pastor Alonzo McK-
enzie. Middle row: Betty Jean Williams, Cynthia Williams, Bessie Gregory, Dorothy Barrett.
Front and center, Deidre Ziegler. Not pictured: Ray Johnson.
Continued From Page 1
by bus into D.C. Our bus parked
near DuPont Circle. Secret Ser
vice provided maps for all of the
groups visiting D.C. All of the bus-
ses had to be registered with the
From there, our group walked
to the National Mall. The sun
was just beginning to rise. It was
beautiful. Looking back towards
the Washington Monument and
beyond, the sky was pink and
The air was crisp and excite-
ment filled the air. Volunteers
lined the barricades and wel-
comed everyone to the Washing-
ton with high-fives!
Our group picked a spot near
a huge jumbo-tron. Most of the
students could not stand the bit-
ter cold, so they sought refuge in
one of the museums until the ac-
tual ceremony began.
Mrs. Akin stayed behind, be-
cause she did not want to miss
The "free HBO concert" from
two days before played on the
jumbo-tron until the ceremony
began, so it was not boring, just
Right before the ceremony,
a man near passed out Ameri-
can flags. The crowd was full of
young people and many African
Americans who have waited for
this day for a long time.
It took the group over two
hours to make it back to the bus.
Many of the roads were blocked
off for the parade and for security
We finally did make it back
to the bus. We drove out of D.C.
fairly easily and went back to the
hotel to change for the Inaugural
Ball that we would be attending.
Our ball was not one of the 10 of-
ficial balls, but that did not take
away from how much fun the
Seth Billig celebrated his 16th
birthday on Inauguration Dayand
his favorite part about the whole
trip was the Inaugural Ball.
On the last day, it took the bus
3 hours to get into D.C., so the
group only visited the Spy Mu-
We waited for 3 or 4 hours in
the airport and arrived back in Ft.
Lauderdale around 8 that night.
Lynette Rivas will always re-
member the snow and how
crowded it was!
"It was an amazing experi-
ence. I would love to go again
and I wish we would have had
more time there," Lynette said.
Trevor followed up by saying, "I
will always remember the Oath
of Office. I witnessed history!"
By Nora Fagin-Ned
On Sunday, Jan. 19, nine La-
Belle residents embarked on a
once n a lifetime experience.
We were honored and privi-
leged to be able to travel and
attend this nation's most pres-
tigious event. It is not every day
one has the opportunity to be a
part of one of the most historical
Proud can only begin to ex-
press how we felt. Excitement
only breaks the ice on our emo-
Commitment and determina-
tion is what caused us to reach
our destination, regardless. We
began the task to attend the in-
auguration with possibly 60-70
people on a chartered bus.
We ran into many potential
Continued From Page 1
for HUD, we wouldn't be able to
All of Goodwill's housing
complexes are in close proximity
to services such as shopping and
public transportation, in order to
enable residents to live as inde-
pendently as possible.
Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida helps people with
disabilities and other disadvantag-
es discover and develop their full
potential by helping to remove
barriers to employment and inde
For more information about
Goodwill's supportive housing for
people with disabilities, call (239)
Get ready for the Cane Grinding Festival
This year's event will be the
best yet...the first Saturday in Feb-
ruary, the 7th, from 10 a.m. til the
food 'n fun run out!
There are those who say with
dedicated conviction that the
more birthdays the Cane Grind-
ing Festival celebrates, the better
This year, the festival is cele-
brating thirty-three birthdays with
all sorts of food and fun, visiting
with friends and neighbors and
shopping at the Cane Festival's
many arts and craft vendors. You'll
thrill to the sound of your favorite
blue grass music by the Bluegrass
Stage Coach Band, and the clog-
ging of the Country Rhythm Clog-
Master of Ceremonies will be
the master himself, Larry Lucky.
His son, Larry Luckey, II, will
sing and all the Luckeys will be
on hand for the grinding and the
Make your plans now to be
there and stay until the last event
is over Everything will take place
under the mammoth spreading
oaks in front of the big pavillion at
the LARRY LUCKEY ORTONA IN-
DIAN MOUND PARK on Route 78.
The entrance to the park is west
of the Ortona Cemetery on State
If you're coming from the
north continue on Route 27 to
SR 29, go west until you come to
Route 78, turn left.
If you're coming from the La-
Belle area, cross the bridge going
north on Route 29 until you come
to 78, then turn right.
There are also those who say
there's no better barbecue in the
entire south than the OPEN PIT
BARBECUE at the Cane Grind-
ing Festival, and the portions are
more than generous! ONE-HALF
CHICKEN OR PORK STEAK,
HUGE BAKED POTATO, FRESH
HOME MADE SLAW, COFFEE OR
TEA. The promise is: you'll not
go away hungry!
This year the festival will fea-
ture the exciting music of the
BAND, AND THE COUNTRY
Rhythm Cloggers will be there to
The Luckeys making cane syrup.
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There'll be all sorts of arts and
crafts, cane syrup, special items
for Valentine-giving and much
And the best of the best south-
ern cooks are baking special
cakes, pies, and cookies for the
Cane Grinding Dessert Booth.
Don't miss it! Whole or half cakes,
pies, or individual slices will be
available. Take some home for
In advance, the donation price
is $7.00, at the gate adults $8.00,
children $4.00. All proceeds are
for the Ortona Volunteer Fire De-
Tickets available at the office
of Whisper Creek RV Park on
Route 29, the Ortona Store, the
EDC at the Doyle Connor Building
in Moore Haven, the County Man
ager's Office at the Court House
in Moore Haven and from any Or-
tona Volunteer Firefighter.
The tradition of naming a fam-
ily of the year will be one of the
highlights of the festival which
will be a grand surprise.
Remember! Bring a chair or
even better, bring two chairs and
two friends! and enjoy all the
events at the ORTONA CANE
GRINDING FESTIVAL, NOW IN
ITS 33RD YEAR...Saturday, Febru-
Plenty of easy parking avail-
able at the entrance.
Every year the Cane Grinding
Festival is one of the most fun
filled family events to take place
in Glades County....and remem-
ber: it's ALL for the benefit of the
Ortona Fire Department.
obstacles (some of which could
not be helped) and ended up
with nine people on avan.
Our faith in God allowed us
to never give up and without a
doubt, we arrived.
For most of them, this was a
trip of firsts. First time in Wash-
ington, D.C.; first time attending
an inauguration; first time riding
on a train; and to top it off, while
returning home, we had their first
encounter with snow.
While attending the inaugura-
tion, among the two million oth-
ers, we were asked many times,
where we were from. and proud
ly announced LaBelle, Florida.
Believe it or not, a few people ac-
tually knew where LaBelle was.
Words cannot adequately de-
scribe our experience. Just to be
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there was an awesome feeling.
and although we endured some
extreme weather conditions, to
actually see President and First
Lady Obama a few feet away was
the ultimate treat.
We would like to thank every-
one for all you did, whether it was
words of encouragement, spiri-
tual support, tips on preparing for
the weather or what else you con-
tributed, we say thank you.
This is an experience we can
share with our children, their chil
dren and many other generations
This experience and event also
reinforced to us that there is noth-
ing impossible if we put forth our
God-given effort. Yes, We Can!
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Suzanne and Friends
I recently paid $100.00 for
a pure-bred Chihuahua puppy
that was 8 weeks old. She seems
to be eating ok, but she doesn't
play and she is kind of skinny.
I called the lady I bought her
from, but she all she said was,
"She was fine when I had her!"
I took her to the vet and she
is now on antibiotics, vitamins
and medicine for the worms she
has. She is getting better, but the
cost was not cheap! My $100.00
puppy has a growing vet bill that
I didn't count on!
Someone told me that I
should have gotten a paper say-
ing what shots she had and that
she was healthy, but I didn't and
the breeder now won't answer
Patricia Acosta, 14, was ar
rested on Jan. 15 on a charge of
drugs deliver/distribution. Ty
Marshall was the arresting officer.
Julio Lopez, 58, was arrested
Jan. 21 on a charge of sexual
offense against child, fondling.
George Elver was the arresting
Brett Eleston Davidson, 26,
was arrested Jan. 21 on a charge
of cocaine possession. George El-
ver was the arresting officer.
Tyran Matise Pasler, 33, was
arrested Jan. 19 on charges of
cocaine possession, and cocaine
possession with intent to sell. Je
sus Olvera was the arresting of
Ashley Ann Golladay, 20, was
arrested Jan. 19 on a charge of
felony probation violation. Rick
Perian was the arresting officer.
Sylvia M. Perez, 45, was arrest-
ed Jan. 20 on a charge of failure to
appear for felony offense.
Bonnie Weaver was the arrest-
Jonathan Ross Kats, 26, was
arrested Jan. 20 on a charge of
felony probation violation. Perry
Short was the arresting officer.
Jose Sergio Moreno, 25, was
arrested Jan. 22 on a charge of
failure to appear for felony of
fense. Terri Hessler was the ar-
Erick Bernal, 28, was arrested
Jan. 22 on a charge of fugitive
from justice in state. Terri Hessler
was the arresting officer.
Vincent Michael Fabozzi, 33,
was arrested Jan. 23 on a charge
of fugitive from justice in state.
Herman Blendsoe was the arrest-
Nathan Dewayne Francis, 21,
was arrested Jan. 25 on a charge
or felony probation violation. Je-
sus Olvera was the arresting of-
Christian Pantoja, 25, was ar-
rested Jan. 20 on a charge of
fleeing/eluding police, failure to
obey law enforcement officer and
escape. Jackie Garrett was the ar-
Demetris McFarland, 26, was
arrested Jan. 21 on a charge of
Your cmmunity lldiectory
is a dick away!
Christ the King
What, if anything, can I do? I
also want to warn others about
Dear D. M.
I am glad you were able to
get your puppy to a veterinarian
in time to treat her! She is lucky
to have you for an owner.
In the State of Florida, there
is a sStatute making it illegal to
sell any puppy or kitten under
the age of 8 weeks AND with-
out a health certificate from a
licensed veterinarian. It doesn't
matter how much they charge
for the pet, it is still illegal. This
is to protect you and the pet.
We hear this story many times a
week, but usually without such
a happy ending.
I would check with your local
Animal Control agency or an at-
torney to see if you have any re-
course, but the veterinarian bills
is a hard lesson learned.
Pet stores are included in
this statute, along with anyone
breeding and selling pets so
Suzanne M. Bonnell
Suzanne Bonnetl is the director of
the Caloosa Humane Society
felony probation violation. Shan
non Bell was the arresting officer.
Demaster Jored Arthur, 28,
was arrested Jan. 21 on a charge
of burglary of a structure, convey-
ance unarmed without person
inside. Timothy Neidert was the
Jasmine Jomeka Brown, 22,
was arrested Jan. 21 on a charge
of burglary of a structure, convey-
ance unarmed without person
inside. Timothy Neidert was the
Clarence Jerome Hunter, 24,
was arrested Jan. 23 on a charge
of fugitive from justice in state. Ju-
lio Perez was the arresting officer.
Henry Ralph Burden, 29, was
arrested Jan. 23 on a charge of
felony probation violation. Perry
Short was the arresting officer.
Alexander G. Gonzalez, 26,
was arrested Jan. 23 on a charge
of aggravated battery, person uses
a deadly weapon. Richard Wal
dron was the arresting officer.
Alfredo Hernandez, 20, was ar-
rested Jan. 23 on a charge of prin-
cipal in the first degree 777.011.
Richard Waldron was the arrest-
Ulisess Diaz, 19, was arrested
Jan. 23 on charges of principal in
the first degree and aggravated
battery, person uses a deadly
weapon. Richard Waldron was
the arresting officer.
Keith Wade Brown, 27, was
arrested Jan. 24 on a charge of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill.
Jackie Garrett was the arresting
Chaunce Dylan Teele, 19, was
arrested Jan. 24 on a charge of
drug possession, marijuana over
20 grams or controlled substance
without prescription. Daniel Cruz
was the arresting officer.
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Relay for life yard sale
The City of LaBelle Relay for
Life team will have a yard sale
Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m.
till noon. Proceeds will go to re
search for a cure to cancer.
CTST meeting set
The Hendry County Commu-
nity Traffic Safety Team meeting is
held at 1 p.m. on the first Thurs
day of each month. This month
it will be at the EMS converence
room. Meetings are set for 2009
with the next meeting planned
for Feb. 5.
LHS Library Club
meeting date changed
The Friends of the LaBelle High
School Library meeting has been
rescheduled to Feb. 14. We hope
to see all interested individuals on
the new date at 10 a.m.
Please join LaBelle's Boy
Scout Troop 9 for a spaghetti din
ner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 6, at
Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church from 6-9 p.m. The
cost is $7 per person and includes
spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and
a drink. Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church is located at
310 Campbell St., LaBelle. For
more info call 863-983-7719.
Car buffs to meet
The South Central Florida Car
Club will present its 3rd Annual
Legends of the Road Super Cruise
on Feb. 21 from 9-4 in historic
downtown LaBelle in conjunc-
tion with the world famousesti-
val. All car owners are welcome
to come and display your vintage,
street rod, classic, muscle cars
and trucks. More information and
directions contact Club President
Tom Corbitt at 863-234-8343 or
Secy Ellen Beers 863-674-0128 or
Pre registration $20; at the gate
$25. Proceeds will be going to the
Hendry-Glades Crisis Center.
No school February 16
There will not be school on
Monday, Feb. 16, in observance
of Presidents' Day.
Walkathon coming up
The second annual Bosom
Buddies Walkathon Saturday,
Jan. 31, begins at 10 a.m. Regis
ter at 8:30 a.m. Festivities in the
park begin at 11 a.m. and include
Music by DJ Ceon, bounce house,
face painting. At 11:30 enjoy the
Christ Central dancers; then the
Universal All Stars at 12:15 p.m.
followed by the blanket raffle at
1 p.m. Enjoy barbecue chicken,
ribs and burgers, hot dogs and
Spanish food. Vendors: Sharon's
Kreations, Shewmaker's Western
Place, lan Sands Photography,
Brown's Embroidery, Judith's
Creations, Lighted Glass Blocks,
Willie's Swamp Cabbage Salsa
and Lazy Acres Woodworking.
The Alzheimer's Association,
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter has
announced three upcoming train-
ings for Family Caregivers.
Jan 30- Safe Return/Medic
Alert Wanderers ID Program:
How it Works? Safety In the
Feb 9- Challenging Behaviors,
Do's and Don't's: The Gems of
Caregiving. Trainings are from
10-11:30 a.m. at Barron Public
Library, 461 North Main Street.
For more Information and to
register, call Lisa Rodriguez, Pro
gram Specialist at 1(863) 385
3444 (Seating is limited). No cost.
The annual High School Re-
union for anyone who attended
through the 1950s will be held
March 14 at the Dallas Townsend
building behind the airport. Bring
a covered dish of your liking and
join the fun. There will be af-
ghans to raffle off, pictures to look
through. Come early to visit; food
at 5 p.m. To register, please call
675-1070 or 673-3482, or e-mail
VFW serving pizza
VFW Post 10100 invites every-
one to Pizza Day, Friday, Jan. 30,
beginning at 11 a.m. All you can
eat for $6; whole 16" pizza to go
$12 at the post home on SR 29S.
Call 675-8008 for information.
Humane society plans
The Caloosa Humane Society
will hold a giant yard sale Satur-
day, Jan. 31, from 8 a.m.-l p.m.
Many new items. They also need
donations of saleable items. All
proceeds go directly to benefit
the animals at the shelter. Come
to Park Ave. behind the LaBelle
Auction Company, 390 N. Bridge
St. For information call 675-0997.
Democrats to meet
Hendry County Democratic
Executive Committee will meet
at Flora and Ella's Restaurant,
Highway 80 West in LaBelle, on
Monday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Hendry
County's Democrats are planning
a Jefferson-Jackson Day event for
some time during the first two
weeks of June.
All precinct committee mem-
bers are asked to bring at least
one guest. The public is welcome
at meetings of the Democratic
Party at all levels. For further in-
formation contact Hendry County
DEC Chair Joe Thomas in LaBelle,
(863)234-1894, or Vice Chair Car
ol Griggs in Clewiston, (863)228-
The Salvation Army will host its
Annual Evening of Appreciation
on Monday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., at
the Carlson Memorial Methodist
Church. For reservations, please
call The Salvation Army office at
City Farm tour tickets
The Hendry County Farm-City
Tour Council will hold its 28th
annual farm tour of the Hendry
County agricultural industry, Sat-
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cost $60 per person.
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additional information about the
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County Extension Service Office,
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Tahoe raffle deadline
Time is running out to get your
Chevy Tahoe raffle ticket. Only
$25 a chance and only 100 tickets
to be sold. Raffle will be held at
noon on Jan. 30. Purchase your
ticket at the Kiwanis Thrift Store
or at LaBelle U-Save.
Pastor Avery's computer
classes continues with one-hour
classes at 10, 11 and noon. The
classes are based on the need
of the students. Beginner classes
teach how to maintain your com-
puter word processing and digital
film editing. There is an after-
school class in movie making for
students of the school system and
Moviemaking class contains:
Recording digital sound, video
editing, lighting and some chro
makey effect. To register for the
class call 863-675-0900. All classes
are free to the public class sizes
are limited. Classes are located
at LaBelle Assembly of God, 123
Fraser Ave. across from the Ed-
ward Upthegrove elementary
Enjoy drive thru BBQ
The Country Rhythm Clog-
gers are having a barbecue on
Saturday, January 31, from 11-2
at the LaBelle Civic Center. Drive
thru dinners or come in and join
the dance workshop. Tickets are
$8 and include pulled pork, Log
Cabin coleslaw, baked beans,
rolls and iced tea. You may con-
tact 673-4811 or purchase tickets
during the barbecue.
All Employees of the following companies
D&K Harvesting and
Gulf Citrus Harvesting
May pick up their 2008 W-2's from 7:00 am to 5:00
pm on Mon. thru Fri. at the following location: 890
Spratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida.
Formerly Doug Scratchley
875 INDUSTRIAL COURT
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"Where everybody is Somebody ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9 a.m Sunday Worship
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:15 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29
on CR 78
4 OPINION Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Last in line
RESIDENTS: When a single old-timer buys a ticket to the dinner,
we are often put aside or back in the corner. It is always the non-
residents who are put up front in the best spots and we are very rarely
recognized. Remember, it is we (the born and raised here) who pay
taxes and upkeep of this town. We are put last in the food line. Speak-
ing for myself, I will not support the event this year. I've had enough!
Why not let the few of us enjoy it while we are still here? We are
proud of our town!
It's the kids that are losing
SCHOOL LAYOFFS: In regard to the letter concerning the educa-
tional layoffs, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Our county spends a
great deal of money that should be re-evaluated before we cut the
employment of our paraprofessionals (educational aides). Why is
it when cutting back is needed in our expenses, the lowest paid are
made to suffer first? Paraprofessionals are already below the poverty
level, making $15,000 annually, after 10 years. In this economy, we
know that for them to replace their job with something new is very
unlikely. So, what next; food stamps and unemployment? How is this
saving our government money anyway? Money is not spent wisely and
everybody knows it, but no one does anything about it. It is simply
easier to lay off people. Way to go!!
More importantly, let's look at what these paraprofessionals do for
our school. Some people are under the misconception that they are
there to help the teachers. Not so! Paraprofessionals are teachers, too.
They are there to help our students succeed. They tutor the students
who need help. As the classroom assignments progress, some stu-
dents need extra guidance to accomplish a given task. Paraprofession-
als are there to help those students keep up and improve. Because the
ratio at the secondary level is approximately 130 students per teacher
in one subject area, paraprofessionals are a valuable asset to students
unable to keep up with the class advancement.
So, what is to happen to those students now? Does anyone care?
Or is it more important to cut the meager thousands it will save our
budget? Why haven't we looked at the thousands wasted every year?
Why are some of our county salaries so high? How high are our pur-
Some of you may think: "oh, it doesn't affect me, my child can
keep up." The reality is that when other students "don't get it," the
teacher has to slow things down for everyone. Think about it. The loss
of our paraprofessionals is profound.
Letter to the Editor
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given out at Lotto games and use government allows this to go on.
that money for eduction, which, I I'm through for now.
believe, was the purpose of Lotto Ed Kuntz
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LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 79 and a 20 percent
chance of showers after 11 a.m. Winds will be calm becoming west
between 8 and 11 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and a 30
percent chance of showers. Winds will be form the northwest be
tween 5 and 7 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 66 and a 30 percent chance
of showers. Winds will be from the north around 9 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 35 and a 20 percent
chance of showers. Winds will be from the north around 9 mph.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the
north around 9 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 37.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 72.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 46.
Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 74.
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Three is a very important number
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Numbers are an important
part of every culture and society.
Without numbers people
would be unable to add, subtract
multiply or divide. No one could
give a Social Security number,
use a debit or credit card, or dial
If numbers did not exist we
would be unable to read a clock,
unsure what channel to turn so
we could watch ESPN, nor would
we know when to get off work.
Imagine the horror that would
strike the students all over Amer-
ica if suddenly
would be totally
would be im-
be... well, may-
be we should address that a an
So, obviously, numbers are
important. And when you think
about, the number "three" is im-
portant. Consider the following...
There are three things in life
that, once gone, never come
back: 1) Time 2) Words and 3)
There are three things in life
that can destroy a person: 1)
Anger, 2)Pride and 3) Unforgive-
There are three things in life
that one should never lose: 1)
Hope, 2) Peace, and 3) Honesty.
There are three things in life
that are most valuable: 1) Love,
2) Family and friends and 3) Kind-
There are three things in life
that are never certain: 1) Fortune,
2) Success and 3) Dreams.
There are three things in life
that make a person a great indi-
vidual: 1) Commitment, 2) Sin-
cerity and 3) Hard Work.
And, finally, there are three
things that are truly constant, no
matter what comes your way...
1) The Father, 2) The son, and
3) The Holy Spirit.
Follow hard after these and
pursue these truths and you will
discover life with significance,
substance, and stability. Those
three things are worth the jour
* Dr. Les Morgan Is pastor of Caloo-
so Baptist Church in LaBelle, located
200 yards behind Flora & Ella's on
Faith in the Marketplace
How we face the grief and loss of a loved one
Several years ago, in another
place, I received a call from a local
funeral director, asking if I would
be willing to conduct a service for
a woman who had just died. She
was on in years and her health had
finally failed her. He told me that
her family had listed her faith as
Episcopalian, so I agreed. When
I met her husband and family, I
found that I didn't know them.
In fact, except for a few wed-
dings and funerals, they had not
been in church since they were
baptized. It was apparent that the
woman's husband was not inter-
ested in talking to me before the
service, so what little information
I was able to gather was from
some of the family members. As
I began the service, the woman's
husband got up, walked to a side
room where he could not be
seen, and sat motionless and si-
lent. After the service, he insisted
on watching the casket being
closed, and then
went directly to
his car, as did
the rest of the
people. I left
puzzled and a
Fr. Alan months later, the
Kelmereit funeral director
called again. This
time it was the husband who had
died. I remembered a few of the
family members and was able to
chat with them before the service.
Once the service began, everyone
was silent, as they had been for
the earlier funeral. As soon as
the service ended, they quickly
headed for their cars as they had
the last time. Occasionally, I'm re-
minded of these two funerals and
stop to reflect on what was hap-
pening there. A few of the people
who had gathered, but not many,
The staff and residents of King-
shouse wish to thank the follow
ing people for their kindness and
thoughtfulness this holiday sea-
Ruby and Dick Hammon for
poinsettias, Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church sang
carols. Aqua Isles music group
sang carols, some one donated
magazines, Marilyn Smith donat
ed puzzles and books, national
Honor Society sang carols, Max
Lamkins family church sang car-
ols and donated cookies and the
Woman's Group donated gifts.
We appreciate the time that
was spent to bring happiness to
our residents. Thank you for the
love that was shown.
Stafford and Annette King
I would like to take this op-
portunity to thank everyone who
participated in this year's march. I
was away at the Presidential Inau-
guration, but never felt as proud
as when I came home on Monday
afternoon. I was told repeatedly
by many how great everything
I have not missed a march in
almost 15 years and I wanted very
much for us to continue with or
without me being there.
LaBelle, you did well, I'm for
ever grateful and proud of you.
Keep up the good work,
seemed to know the words of the
Lord's prayer and the 23rd Psalm.
All of the people were very som
ber. There were few smiles and
little conversation. I felt a great
sense of loss and hopelessness
among the people there.
Some time later, Tom, a mem-
ber of the church I served, died
unexpectedly. He was in his early
70s, and possessed of a great faith
that he willingly shared with oth-
ers. At his funeral, we sang the
songs he loved, told stories of
good times spent together, lis-
tened to people talk about how
he had affected their lives. There
were tears, but mostly smiles and
laughter, and people hung togeth
er after the funeral to share their
love for Tom with each other. The
only way to describe that funeral
is that it was a joyous occasion.
As I reflect on these three fu-
nerals, the differences between
those people who face death with
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
recognizes January as Cervical
Health Awareness Month, a time
to educate, encourage and em-
power women to visit their health
care provider for information and
screening for cervical cancer.
"Because approximately half
of all cervical cancers occur in
women who have never been
screened, screening is particu
larly important in these women
or women who have rarely been
screened," said Susan Fleming,
DOH Cancer Program Adminis-
trator. "By taking action, you can
reduce your cancer risk."
Cervical cancer once claimed
the lives of more American wom-
en than any other type of cancer
but is now nearly 100% prevent-
able and treatable with timely
interventions. Over the last 40
years, widespread cervical can-
cer screening using the Pap test
and treatment of pre-cancerous
cervical conditions have resulted
in a marked reduction of the inci
dence and deaths due to cervical
cancer in the United States.
Approximately 99 percent of
cervical cancer is attributed to
a virus known as human papil-
lomavirus (HPV). The virus is
spread through sexual contact,
and women can be infected with
HPV and not know it. A new HPV
vaccine prevents some types of
cervical cancer. This immuniza-
tion may reduce the incidence of
cervical cancer even more over
Ways to prevent or treat cervi
cal cancer include:
Have regular Pap tests which
can find early cell changes in the
Females should start getting
regular Pap tests about three years
after they begin sexual activity
All women should have a Pap
test by the age of 21 regardless of
Follow up promptly on any ab-
normal Pap test results
Discuss HPV vaccinations with
your health care provider
Studies also suggest that
no faith and those who have a
lively faith stand out. The absence
of faith inclines people toward
grief, sorrow, regret and a sense
of hopelessness. A living faith al-
lows for grief at the absence of a
loved family member or friend,
but there is also peace, joy and
hope based on the knowledge
that this life is not all there is.
Think back over your own
experiences at funerals and see
if you don't recall the same dif-
ferences, More importantly, think
ahead. Death comes to us all. It
is not something to be feared, but
is a part of life and for those who
know Jesus, it is a transition, not
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
smoking, a weakened immune
system, and multiple sexual part-
ners increase your risk of cervical
In Florida during 2005, 910
new cases of cervical cancer
were diagnosed, and 291 Florid-
ians died of cervical cancer. The
number of cases and deaths are
higher in Florida than many other
DOH promotes, protects and
improves the health of all people
in Florida. The DOH Breast and
Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Program is available statewide.
This program provides assistance
to women ages 50-64, who are
uninsured and are at or below
200 percent of the federal pov-
erty level. By offering information
and support, as well as the critical
screening services that women
need, the program has helped
to remove barriers that prevent
women from being screened.
Since the program began, over
44,189 women have received Pap
tests through this program. There
are 16 sites in Florida that serve
the state. For more information
on enrolling in the Breast and
Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Program, visit www.doh.state.
fl.us/family/bcc or call the Ameri-
can Cancer Society at (800) 227-
To learn more about cervical
cancer, visit the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention website
at www.cdc.gov, the American
Cancer Society at www.cancer.
org, the National Cancer Insti-
tute at www.cancer.gov, or the
Agency for Health Care Research
and Quality at www.ahrq.gov. A
Florida cervical cancer fact sheet
is available at www.doh.state.
The DOH Immunization Pro-
gram provides vaccinations for
HPV to young females through
several programs. You can visit
ics/hpv.htm for more information
or call your local county health
File for 2009 tax
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 apply for these
benefits before the deadline so
his office is now accepting ap-
plications for early filing of your
2009 homestead and portability
Avoid the lines in January and
February or taking me chance of
forgetting to file before the dead-
You can go to our website
www.hendrvprop.org and down-
load your application form. By do-
ing this you will be sure that you
have all necessary documents
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 informa
tion you can call 863-983-1591 in
Clewiston and 863-675-5270 in
By Jeni Dyess
Every parent wants the best
for their child. You do everything
in your power to ensure your chil-
dren grow up happy, healthy, and
have the best opportunities you
can provide. Most parents would
not intentionally risk the health
or safety of their child. However,
sometimes things we do as adults
affect our children more than
we realize. If you're a smoker,
someone in your household
smokes, or you frequent places
where smoking is allowed with
your child, you're putting them at
risk. When a cigarette is smoked,
about half the smoke is inhaled
and exhaled by the smoker. The
other half floats around in the
air. This combination of smoke is
known as environmental tobacco
smoke (ETS) or more commonly,
secondhand smoke. ETS plays
a role in more health problems
than you might be aware of-not
only for adults, but for children as
Did you know children who
breathe in secondhand smoke
have more chronic respiratory
symptoms such as coughing and
wheezing, and more cases of
bronchial infection? They are also
more likely to suffer from dental
cavities, eye and nose irritation,
and irritability. Exposure to ETS
causes fluid to buildup in the
middle ear, resulting in almost 1.6
million doctor's office visits each
year. More trips to the doctor may
translate to increased medical/in-
surance expense and loss of work
time for the parent.
Even if you choose to smoke
outside the home or only in your
home or car when your children
aren't with you, they're still being
exposed to toxins. The January
issue of Pediatrics magazine re-
vealed the results of a study done
by researchers at MassGeneral
Hospital for Children on third-
hand smoke. Toxic particles from
tobacco smoke get lodged in a
smoker's hair, clothing, and sur-
faces such as fabric, carpet, etc.
These particles contain chemical
compounds which have been
classified by the Environmental
Protection Agency as Group A
carcinogens, meaning there is
sufficient evidence in humans
proving these substances cause
cancer. Small children are more
susceptible to thirdhand smoke
exposure because they can in-
hale near, crawl and play on, or
touch and mouth contaminated
surfaces. For example, a smoker
picks up a baby and holds it to
their chest after they've been
outside for a cigarette. The baby
is breathing in thirdhand smoke
from their shirt.
Smoking is the leading cause
of preventable death. Every year
more than 5 million people die
because of tobacco, many of
them victims of secondhand
smoke. Florida's Clean Indoor
Air Act prohibits smoking in en-
closed indoor workplaces, which
covers most buildings open to
the public. You can ask smokers
not to smoke in your home and
car. It's okay to ask a person not
to smoke. No one has the right
to smoke in your vehicle or home
without your permission. Pro-
tect yourself and your loved ones
from secondhand and thirdhand
smoke. For more information
on how you or a loved one can
quit smoking in 2009, contact the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment at 863-674-4041 and ask for
Jeni Dyess X143 or Valarie James
X128. The Florida Quitline the
state cessation hotline. A counsel-
or is waiting to speak to you. Call
January cervical health
Second hand smoke,
another reason to quit
Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 29, 2009 5
United Way to distribute funds
for emergency food, shelter
FORT MYERS (January 20,
2009)--- The United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades has an-
nounced that Lee and Hendry
Counties will receive funds to
supplement emergency food and
shelter programs in the area. Lee
County will receive $507,103,
and Hendry County will receive
The selection was made by a
national board that is chaired by
the Federal Emergency Manage
ment Agency and consists of rep
resentatives from The Salvation
Army, American Red Cross, Unit-
ed Jewish Communities, Catholic
Charities USA, Nation Council of
the Churches of Christ USA, and
the United Way of America.
Joanna Bradshaw, a United
Way Board Member will chair the
local board which will oversee
the allocations process. The local
board is charged with distribut-
ing the funds appropriated by
Congress to expand the capacity
of food and shelter programs in
VENICE-In February, Bishop
Frank J. Dewane will celebrate a
Mass honoring married couples
celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50
and 50+ years. In order to ac-
commodate so many couples,
there will be two Masses. The first
will be held on Feb. 7, at Our Lady
of Light Parish in Estero at 11 a.m.
The second will be on Feb. 14, at
Epiphany Cahtedral Parish in Ven-
ice at 11 a.m.
A reception will follow each
Mass in the Parish Center. Please
contact your local parish to make
a reservation. For more informa-
tion please call the Family Life Of-
fice at the Diocese of Venice 941-
Dr. Dick Tibbits, renowned
speaker and best selling author
from Florida Hospital in Orlando
will speak in LaBelle on March 7.
His seminar is based on his book
"Forgive to Live How Forgive-
ness Can Save Your Life" and is
sponsored by Carlson Memorial
United Methodist Church. Every-
one is invited to attend this com-
munity wide event being held at
the church from 9-4 on Saturday,
March 7. The cost is $25 per per-
son or $30 per couple and in-
cludes a copy of the book, lunch,
beverages and snacks. If there
are concerns about the cost, a
financial "helping hand" is avail-
able. For more information or to
make a reservation please call
Marty Cowen at 863-675-4710,
Joyce Salzmann at 863-675-6314,
Mary McHenry at 863-675-8753 or
"These funds come to us at a
time when they are sorely needed
because of high unemployment
and serious economic problems
in our community. The funds will
help fill food pantries and pro-
vide shelter to the men, women
and children who are hurting the
most," said Cliff Smith, President
of the United Way of Lee, Hendry,
The local Board will determine
how the funds awarded to the
area are to be distributed among
the emergency food and shelter
programs run by local human
service agencies in the area. The
local Board is responsible for rec-
ommending local human service
agencies to receive these funds
and any additional funds that be-
come available under this phase
of the program.
Under the terms of the grant
from the national board, local
agencies chosen to receive duns
must be the following: be private
Freedom Fellowship Minis-
tries, Hwy. 29N. invites everyone
to movie night Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. to
see Nacho Libre with Jack Black,
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.
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.
voluntary non-profits or united of
government; have an accounting
system; practice nondiscrimina-
tion; have demonstrated the ca-
pability to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs, and if
they are private voluntary organi-
zations, they must have a volun
tary board. Qualifying agencies
and organizations are urged to
The United Way of Lee, Hen
dry, and Glades has distributed
Emergency Food and shelter
funds previously to 17 participat-
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in applying
for these Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds should
contact the United Way of Lee,
Hendry, and Glades, 7275 Con-
course Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
or call 239-433-2000 to request an
application. The deadline for ap-
plications to be received is Janu-
ary 30, 2009.
'For The Lord'
Freedom Fellowship Minis-
tries is beginning a new program
called For the Lord, geared toward
young people ages 17-30. It's a
small group setting for support
and continuous lifestyle improve-
ment for young people struggling
with things like addiction and
personal problems. Meetings are
Mondays 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information, please
call Freedom Fellowship at 612-
Come to New
New Beginning Full Gospel
Church, 4501 Birchwood Park-
way, Port LaBelle has Sunday
services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.;
Wednesday at 7 p.m. They wel-
come anyone without a church
Las Noticias en Espanol
El Consejo Administrativo Es-
colar aprob6 la recomendaci6n
del Supervisor Escolar de despedir
a 58 empleados en su reunion
regular del 13 de enero 2009. Es-
tos despidos de personal seran
efectivos desde el 13 de febrero.
Los empleados afectados por el
cese de funciones fueron notifica-
dos de esta decis6n el 20 de en-
ero. A elllos se les dara asistencia
necesaria y se les llamard en 18
meses si hay posiciones abiertas
para ser relocalizados.
El Supervisor Escolar Rick
Murphy recomend6 la reducci6n
de empleados en las categorfas
Un minimo de 50 posiciones o
un maximo de 75 paraprofesion
ales, asistentes instruccionales y
asistentes de cuidado en las si-
guientes categorias: un contador,
dos especialistas ocupacionales,
un consejero de recurso, un su-
pervisor de finanzas y un minimo
de tres enfermeras.
De acuerdo con el nuevo Su-
pervisor de escuelas Rick Murphy,
la raz6n por la reducci6n es que
no hay suficiente dinero por la re-
colecci6n de impuestos que provi
enen de las propiedades para op-
erar las escuelas. El estado espera
un deducci6n del dos por ciento
del mill6n presupuestado para las
escuelas locales. El sefior Murphy
dijo que ya se habian discutido
estos asuntos anteriormente con
el antiguo Supervisor Tomm Con-
ner y para que la pastilla sea mas
dificil de tomar no hubo la can-
tidad de estudiantes enlistados
como se habia esperado.
El presupuesto del 2008-2009
estA basado en la estabilidad
monetaria que se ha mantenido
durante los iltimos 6 meses y
debido a la mala economia se re-
ducen las entradas de dinero por
lo que casi no hay ninguna reser-
va guardada. Casi con un ochen-
ta por ciento del presupuesto, el
Distrito se ve obligado a cancelar
los benficios y salarios de mil em-
pleados. El otro 20 por ciento del
presupuesto es para cubrir gas-
tos operacionales como equipo,
articulos escolares, utilidades y
costos generales de operaci6n.
Ya se hicieron las reducciones en
esta areas lo que va dejar de ben-
eficio un ahorro de $643,000 este
aflo y $959,000 para el pr6ximo
aflo. Sin embargo con todos los
recortes anteriormente mencio-
nados no se eleva la cantidad que
se necesita para cubrir los gastos
del presupuesto general de este o
el pr6ximo afio.
Esta es la tercera reducci6n
de empleo que se hace desde los
iltimos 20 afios y es la mas pro-
funda y dolorosa de todas.
Fue un decis6n muy dificil
con un proceso complicado. El
Distrito Escolar recomienda a los
residentes a contactar los legisla-
dores para recordarles a ellos las
promesas que hicieron antes de
ser electos de no perjudicar los
Centro de Educacion
El Centro de Educaci6n esta
coordinando los siguientes cursos
con El Concilio de La Fuerza Tra-
bajadora: El Curso de computa-
dora que cuesta $125 por cuatro
clases de 9 a 11:30. Es una clase
de enriquecimiento sin diploma.
Curso de construcci6n nivel 1
con un costo de $750. Las clases
seran en las tardes en El Centro.
Licencia comercial para manejar
cami6n. El costo es de acuerdo
a la duraci6n del entrenamiento.
Llamar al 675-6800 para infor
maci6n. Puede pasar al Centro
localizado en La Calle 29 nimero
4930 por una aplicaci6n o man
dar un correo al Director Sonny
Hughes en el sitio: shughesedcen-
ter@embarqmail para registrarse
Dancing 'Cloggers' host annual workshop
The Country Rhythm Cloggers will be hosting their annual clogging workshop at the LaBelle
Civic Center on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. We will have instructors from all over
the State teaching dances and various performers from near and far. Friday from 5 until 9,
and Saturday from 9 until 8. Admission for Dancers is $20, spectators $5. If you have always
wanted to learn to clog, now is your opportunity. All ages and all dancers, from beginner to
advanced, are welcome. Come out and learn a few dance moves or just enjoy the perfor-
mances. You may call 863-673-4811 for more information.
Money to Lend
Although, it's hard to miss the bad news application for up to 90 day
about housing and mortgages these then shop for a home with
days,itisactuallyoneofthebesttimesto of mind that the rate will n
buy a home. Interest rates are the lowest while you shop. If rates go dc
they've been in decades, home prices you close on the loan, so does
are the lowest in years and Seacoast You can also choose to chang
National Bank is open for business to a fixed rate option at closii
and making residential mortgage loans.
In fact, we've been in business for Interest rates are the lo
over 80 years. We did not participate they've been in decaa
in payment-option ARMs (adjustable homeprices are the lowest
rate mortgages), sub-prime loans or and Seacoast National
other 'exotic' mortgage loans you readsins
about today and which so many other is open iness and
mortgage lenders are struggling with. residential mortgage
Instead, we sat out the irrational lending
frenzy and built our internal resources
to better serve our customers and home
buyers today and in the future.
ARM(ed) But Not Dangerous
The events of the last few years have
created the perception that all ARMs
(Adjustable Rate Mortgages) are
dangerous they're not. There are
times when n ARM is the right loan
for the situation. For instance, a couple
purchasing a home that plans to sell and
upgrade in a few years would most likely
benefit from a shorter term ARM loan.
It's a matter of applying common sense
lending practices and selecting the right
loan to fit the needs of the borrower.
New Lock & Shop Service
We recently introduced our "Lock and
Shop" service at Seacoast that allows
prospective home buyers to be pre-
approved for a mortgage and lock in
the rate on an Adjustable Rate
Mortgage (ARM) at the time of
s. You can
;e the loan
Technology & Convenience
A common misconception is that an
online-only lender will save a home
buyer money. Although the Internet
is ideal for gathering information, the
drawbacks of working with an online-
only lender outweigh the advantages.
To complement our loan services,
Seacoast has convenient online tools
for home buyers including a mortgage
calculator and application for those
who want online convenience. However
you choose to apply, local, dedicated
mortgage loan officers are available to
assist you with the application process
in person at your home or office, at a
Seacoast office or over the telephone.
Seacoast's professional mortgage
lenders are prepared to understand your
current economic and housing needs, to
answer your questions and make quick
local decisions. We disclose all terms
and conditions up front, and provide
a single point of contact throughout
the process, so there are no surprises at
closing. Our promise to you is simple -
whether you apply online or in person,
there's nothing "mechanical" about the
way you'll be treated as a customer.
Come to Seacoast feel good about
17 N. Lee St.
Mark Atom Smith
Big Lake Region
Florida State University is pleased to announce that Mie-
sha M. Pharis of LaBelle has been named to the Dean's
List for the 2008 Fall Semester. Miesha obtained a 3.60 on
a 4.0 scale to reach this academic achievement. This is
her first semester at Florida State University. Miesha is a
political science major with double minors in Religion and
Spanish. She completed an Associate degree at Edison
College in 2008 before transferring to Florida State Uni-
versity. Miesha is a former assistant director and member
of the Country Rhythm doggers, and is the daughter of
Greg and Marva Pharis.
6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 29, 2009
Dr. Darryl Damon DMD relishes rural practice
By Patty Brant
Sometimes things just fit. For
instance, since 1982 Dr. Hal Haer-
ing has been caring for the dental
health of LaBelle residents.
Now, Dr. Haering has wel-
comed another dentist into his
Dr. Darryl Damon DMD began
seeing patients in the LaBelle of-
fice in mid-January and is thrilled
with his new prospects. After
practicing dentistry for 20 years
in Bonita Springs, Dr. Damon said
he is happy to be working in La-
Belle. This western New York na-
tive grew up among dairy farms
and said his heart has always
been in the country. Twenty years
ago, he said, Bonita was much
like LaBelle and he is anxious
to get back into an easier, more
With Dr. Haering on sabbati-
cal teaching at the University of
Illinois for a semester, this is the
perfect time for him to immerse
himself in LaBelle and his new
Dr. Damon attended Middle-
bury College in Vermont and
wound up becoming a stock bro-
ker. It was a bond client, who was
a dentist, that got him interested
in dentistry. The man's Washing-
ton, D.C. office was in his home,
and patients had a view of the
national zoo. Dr. Damon's home-
town dentist also had an office in
his home it was the standard, as
far as Dr. Damon was concerned.
Although he found out differ
ently while actually studying den-
tistry, it was always the "feel" of
that home office that he wanted
That's the dream that brought
him to practice in LaBelle.
Still living in North Naples,
Dr. Damon has a 50 minute daily
commute, but that does not deter
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
LaBelle's new dentist, Dr. Darryl Damon, seated, is pictured
with staff, standing from left: Diana Lora, Ruth Arroyave, Al-
lison Burns, Tracey Post and Susan Bratcher. Dr. Hal Haering
is not pictured.
Take a second look at
Double Image hair salon
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
The Castro twins look forward to helping you look your best
at their salon, Double Image. Adriana gives sister Gaby, seat-
ed, a little touch up.
Gaby and Adriana Castro say
they have always known they
would be hair stylists. Even as
children they were always doing
other people's hair, learning by
doing. Becoming hair stylists and
having their own salon has been
their dream since then. Today, the
identical twins have already ful-
filled that dream.
The twins graduated from La-
Belle High School in 2004; then
attended Sun State Academy in
Fort Myers where they learned
the trade and honed their skills as
hair stylists before earning their
The twins offer the latest styles
for all occasions, as well as cuts,
color, perms, extensions, high-
lights and waxing. They can both
do it all, but Adriana likes color
and cuts, while Gaby prefers tak-
ing care of the highlighting and
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
With clean modern styling
throughout the shop, the Castro
sisters have provided an upbeat,
airy atmosphere for their clients
to enjoy as they're being pam-
pered by experienced stylists.
At Double Image, the sis-
ters say they listen to the client.
Women, men and children can
walk in the door, confident that
they will walk out feeling good
about themselves knowing they
got what they wanted. They are
proud to offer great service at
reasonable prices. Walk-ins are
Double Image has a variety of
hair products available, including
Located at 505 W Hickpochee
Ave. Ste. 800 (in the UPS plaza)
Double Image is open Monday
through Friday 9-7; Saturday 9-5.
The phone number is 675-4940.
Se habla Espanol.
Dr. Damon said he's here per-
manently. He sold his Bonita prac-
tice two years ago and worked for
Family Health Centers on Pine
Island for a while, till he decided
that he really wanted to get back
into private practice. Dr. Damon
and Dr. Haering knew each other
for years as members of the West
Coast Dental Society and their as-
sociation came naturally.
Dr. Damon knew that Dr. Haer-
ing wanted to pursue his educa-
tional interests more intently. As
an adjunct faculty member at the
University of Illinois, Dr. Haering
flies there regularly and Dr. Da-
mon can be here continuing the
He said they share the same
ideology and training. He has
high praise for their "wonderful,
experienced staff" and noted that
they keep meticulous records. It's
like stepping into his own office,
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John Henry Harn Sr., 89
LAKE BUTLER -John Henry Harn
Sr, of Lake Butler, previously long
time resident of LaBelle, died Jan. 21,
2009. He was 89.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Tas-
mania, the son of William Washing-
ton and Willie Agnes Mathis Harn.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Melitha McDaniel Harn.
Survivors include three sons, John
Har Jr. and Gil Harn, both of Lake
Butler, and Steve Harn of LaBelle;
one sister, Dora Tillman of Ellabell,
Ga.; six grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-
A memorial service will be held at
Community Harvest Worship Center,
55 Orange St., LaBelle, Saturday at 4
Lenetta Jane Boyle, 47
LABELLE Lenetta Jane Boyle,
age 47, of LaBelle, passed away Jan.
21, 2009, in LaBelle.
She was born Oct. 13, 1961 in
Guin, Ala., to the
and the late Shir-
ley Ann (Carruth)
hunting and most
her family, especially her
grandchildren. Her motto for life was
Live, Laugh, Love.
Lenetta was a member of the
American Legion Post 130 Women's
Auxiliary, American Legion Riders
and Caloosa Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Mi-
chael Alan Boyle of LaBelle; children,
Bryan Boyle of Georgia; daughter,
Shirley Beckham of Arcadia; broth
ers, Joe Earl Williams and William
Dale Williams of Mississippi; sisters,
Christy (Sammy) Lindsey and Aman-
da Rene (Lee) Green of Alabama;
mother and father-in-law, Beatrice
and James Boyle of LaBelle; sister-in-
law, Judy (Kevin) Foster of Port St.
John; grandchildren, Holden Lane
Gaskins, Anslee Boyle, Sommer Ga
skins, Ashton Boyle, Miranda Nich-
ols, Allison Boyle; special mom:
Lucretia Strickland of LaBelle; and a
slew of friends.
She was preceded in death by her
stepson, Christopher Boyle.
Funeral services were held Sat. Jan.
24, 2009, 10 a.m. at Caloosa Baptist
Church in LaBelle with Rev. Homer
Brewer officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Fort Denaud Cemetery, La-
In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health-
Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908,
American Cancer Society (City of La-
Belle Relay for Life Team) or Caloosa
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.
he said it's been a seamless tran-
sition. Having established several
offices before, Dr. Damon said
"this is a honeymoon because
of the quality of the office staff,
hospitality of community and
the high level of care Dr. Haering
gives." According to Dr. Damon,
"It's a good match."
Despite the current economic
climate, he is certain that LaBelle
will grow in good time.
With Dr. Damon, the office
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Dr. Damon has been married
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Hendry County District Schools
lunch menu for the week of Jan.
LaBelle area schools
Thursday, Jan. 29: Nachos,
green beans, pineapple, choice of
Friday, Jan. 30: Cheese
pizza, tossed salad, corn, apple
sauce, choice of milk
Monday, Feb. 2: Chicken
nuggets, baked beans, pineapple,
dinner roll, choice of milk
Tuesday, Feb. 3: Tacos, corn,
lettuce and tomato, orange juice,
choice of milk
Wednesday, Feb. 4: Popcorn
chicken, mac and cheese, broc-
coli, cherry jello, choice of milk
Thursday, Feb. 5: Chicken
and gravy, mashed potatoes,
mixed vegetables, dinner roll,
By Brenda Barnes
Another strange name for
bacteria is MRSA, which is short
for methicillin-resistant Staphylo-
coccus aureus. In shorter terms,
MRSA is a type of staph bacteria
which can cause skin infections.
Most people have probably heard
about staph infections, as they
have been around for years. They
cause boils and other skin infec-
tions, but did you know that many
people (who may not show any
symptoms) carry this organism in
Staph infections, which in
lude MRSA, can resemble a
bump or infected area on the
skin. The area might be red,
swollen, warm to the touch, full
of pus or be painful. You can do
several simple things to help pre
vent staph infections. First, wash
your hands frequently. (Have you
noticed that most prevention tips
start with telling you to wash your
hands?) Protect your hands when
you are doing something that may
cause scrapes or cuts. Wash cuts
and scratches with soap and wa-
ter and keep them dry and clean.
This even includes those little an-
noying paper cuts!
Cover boils or other skin infec-
tions with a clean and dry ban
dage. Don't share any personal
items such as towels, razors or
sports equipment. Don't par-
The male celebrity cake auc-
tion will take place on Thursday,
February 12th at the Hendry
County Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m.
Please come out and give your
support to raise money for the
Pro Steadman Scholarship Fund.
The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started as a commu-
nity project in honor of Mrs. Pro
Steadman. "Pro" was the mother
of five 4-H'ers, a leader for ten
years, and was very active in all
sectors of the 4-H program. She
believed in the 4-H organization
and seeing it reach its full poten
tial for bringing families together
and keeping members interested
in worthwhile projects. She was
diagnosed with ALS (commonly
known as Lou Gehrig's disease)
in May of 1988. Throughout her
struggle with the disease, she
maintained her interest and in-
volvement in youth programs as
much as she physically could.
diced peaches, choice of milk
Thursday, Jan. 29: Manag
Friday, Jan. 30: Hoagie
sandwich, lettuce and tomato,
Sunchips, cherry slush, carrot
sticks, choice of milk
Monday, Feb. 2: Chicken
sandwich, baked potato chips,
corn, cherry slush, choice of milk
Tuesday, Feb. 3: Chili dog,
French fries, diced pears, choice
Wednesday, Feb. 4: Spa-
ghetti, tossed salad, dinner roll,
choice of milk
Thursday, Feb. 5: Barbecue
chicken sandwich, French fries,
California blend, orange juice,
choice of milk
ticipate in any
if you have any
Make sure that
day cares and
so that everyone
can wash their
hands frequently and correctly.
There are certain settings
where infections can be spread,
and you can remember the 5 C's:
Contact (Frequent skin-to-
Compromised skin (Cuts or
Contaminated items and
Cleanliness (lack of cleanli-
If you think there is a chance
that you may have a staph or
MRSA infection, you should cover
the area with a bandage and then
contact your health care provider.
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. If you
would like to read an article about
a particular health topic, please call
863-674-4047, extension 126)
She died in December of 1992,
but still lives on in the hearts of
the many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, Current
President of the Hendry County
Fair Association, came up with
the idea of starting an annual
men's cake auction at the Coun-
ty Fair to raise money to award
two 4-H members with scholar-
ships in honor of Pro. The idea
involved many male "celebrities"
from our local communities and
required them to bake a cake to
be auctioned at the Fair. The idea
really took off and with the help
of many generous cake makers,
cake buyers, volunteers, and fair
directors the auction now raises
the money to provide two college
scholarships each year to worthy
For more information, please
contact the 4-H Office at 863-674-
4092 or 863-983-1598.
Plant a tree, reduce costs
TALLAHASSEE -On Arbor
Day, January 16, the Florida Pub
lic Service Commission (PSC)
reminded Floridians that planting
shade trees around the home is
an effective way to lower home
According to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Energy, a 6-foot to 8-foot
deciduous tree planted near your
home will begin shading win-
dows the first year. Depending
on its species and location, a tree
can shade a homeowner's roof in
5 to 10 years. Shading the air con-
ditioning unit can also increase
its efficiency by as much as 10
percent, which reduces cooling
Here are some energy-saving
Select appropriate trees for
your landscaping needs and de-
Plant deciduous trees, ones
that lose their leaves in the winter,
in front of windows that receive a
lot of sunlight.
Use dense evergreen trees or
shrubs for continuous shade or
blocking heavy winds.
Use xeriscaping, water-wise
landscaping, to create a healthy,
attractive landscape that also re
duces watering needs.
Your local nursery or land-
scape company can recommend
appropriate trees and shrubs, or
contact your county's coopera-
tive extension services office for
For more information on ener-
gy efficient landscaping, visit the
National Arbor Day Foundation
at www.arborday.org. For more
energy and water conservation
tips from the PSC, you can down-
load the brochure, Conserve Your
World, from the PSC's Web site
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's consumers
receive their electric, natural gas,
telephone, water, and wastewa
ter services in a safe, affordable,
and reliable manner. The PSC ex-
ercises regulatory authority over
utilities in the areas of rate base/
economic regulation; competitive
market oversight; and monitoring
of safety, reliability, and service.
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Fully furnished 4/2 Palm Harbor manufactured
home on 10 +/ beautiful acres $725,000.
Scenic setting in West Glades Co. 2080 sqft 3/2
home on 5 ac w/ 24x40 workshop & covered
2004 Fleetwood m/h on 2.82 acs. Features include
garden tub, seperate shower, spacious kitchen
w/breakfast bar, formal dining, 2 storage sheds,
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Out of the tension zone. On 5 acres off a quiet
road is a furnished 3BR/2BA with large oaks and
colorful plantings. Home features large front
porch, wraparound deck, galvalume roof, double
wrap insulated walls. One of the prettiest 5 acres
in Hendry Co. $169,000
Genuine Country Feel! Enjoy peaceful days and
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fenced acre on a paved road. The layout offers liv
ing and family rooms and is perfect for your large
family to enjoy $159,900.
4/ M/H on fenced .50 ac Concrete parking.
Separate laundry room, security windows, & water
Country getaway 3 br/2 ba manufactured home
on 2 1/2 acs, fenced and cross-fenced and ready
for horses. $99,900.
3/2 doublewide M/ on 2.5 +/- ac in Pioneer
Spacious 1809 sq.ft. 3/2 on ac. Vaulted ceilings,
breakfast bar, formal livng/dining rooms, family
room, & large master suite w/enormous tub.
3 lB1/2iA doublewide on 3.26 beautiful acres on Case
Rd Home needs TLC Adjoining parcel available
2006 3 iBD/2IA on 149 beautiful acres on Case Rd
Adjoining parcel available $90,000
3/2 mobile in need of repairs, located close to schools
this home offers grea potential $39,900.
Development potential 8.2 +/ ac of high density
future land use. $975,000
1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy
Way frontage. $575,000.
4.61 +/- ac zoned 1-2 $550,000
HWY 80 frontage in city limits with B 2 zoning.
This .97 acre parcel is your golden opportunity.
Additional out parcels and seller financing avail-
Location with a Future! .90 acre in the city limits
offering 200' on SR 80 with B-2 zoning. $392,000
Well established, newer built laundry mat located
south of town on SR 29. Sparkling clean and in a
location with promising growth. $350,000
Ideal business corner w/potential for growth,
Business property w/ office on .65+/- ac on Main
Aditional building site to the east. Building previously
used as attorneys office. 16x12 Storage shed Centrally
located one block off SR80 & one block from Hendry
Co. Courthouse $290,000
LAND AND BUILDING ONLY! 1,907 sq. ft. show
rom & offices, 1,216 sq. ft. warehouse & office,
320 sq. ft -addl storage. Building can be converted
into two separate businesses. SR 80 rontage.
Located in the LaBelle Courthouse business
District just one block north of HWY 80 w/I on
ing, this well maintained home offers endless pos-
sibilities. Call Now! $175,000
82 acre industrial parcel on S. Industrial Loop.
Priced to Sell: $150,000.
Real Estate Corp.
********** HOMFS **********
* 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
* Horse lovers welcome 4/2.5 on 3.24+/ in Port
LaBelle Ranchettes subdivision. 2,500 sq. ft of liv
ing area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
lots, lots more. $335,000.
* Corporate owned! 4/3, ca ed ool, steal build-
ing, an ER CONT side
of LaBelc. $151,000
* Corporate owned and priced to sell! In
Clewis l" wAp jfwi l p cor-
nerlot s U s
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says make
Corporate owned! 3/2. pool home. Located
close ND g OTRATrLC.
* Corporate owned in Lehigh Acres! 3/2 CBS
home with a den. Ceramic tile, solid surface
counter, great floor plan $79,900.
* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home w/2 car
garage, large kitchen area, oversized den. Needs
minor cosmetic work. $74,900.
* Fisherman's weekend retreat: 3/2 stilt home,
w/covered carport, fenced yard and in move in
* Corporate owned! 4/2 located in Sun-N-Lakes
Subdivision near Lake Placid. Needs a TLC.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 in Lehigh Acres off of
Gunnery Rd. 1,500 sq. ft. of living area, spacious
floor plan and dose to shopping and schools.
* 2/2 on oversized corner lot in LaBelle. Ceramic
tile, single car garage. Screened porch and lots
* Corporate owened! 4/2 located only a couple
miles away form Lake Placid. $49,900.
* Lehigh Cor oIna an S in immac-
ulate condition p omebuyer.
Lehi o a on
* Great investment potential' 1BR/1B home on a
corner lot. Homes needs some work... but is
priced to sell. $25,000
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* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of luxuri-
ous living. This 4BR/2B home on 10+/ acres has
it all, from it spacious family room w/stone fire-
place, master suite w/ office, covered porch, and
fencing for horses. This one is a steal @ only
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on 10+/-
acres is verywell kept and former module home,
Features a warm comfortable living room w/gas
fireplace, spacious kitchen, front & real covered
* 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
* Relax the rural way' Situated on 125 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 manu-
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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
* 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 fea-
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cious kitchen, and plenty of elbow room thru the
rest of the house Outside you will find a fenced
yard and storage shed $110,000
* Needing 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.
* Starter home or investment: 2/1 on 1.86 acres with
Florida room and covered porch. Priced to sell,
* Good starter home located in town. 2/2 with
screened porch enjoying the view of the man made
* 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 TLC $48,900
Call about our vacant land!
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* .29 +/ acre in Belmont S/D Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
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* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The build
ing has over 1800 square feet of office space and
has plenty of room for parking The floorplan has
the advantage ofbeing able to be split into 2 sep-
arate rental offices, while still providing a com-
mon lobby area. $369,900
* Log Cabin BBQ Centrally located in LaBelle
with 167+/-feet of frontage on SKR0. $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.
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H WHAT A DI)A.! This 3/2 home on a
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the river! 4/2 located on .66+/ acre $105,000
homesite reduced to $299,9001 DEAt. 'HIS IS A GREAT I)DEA on a 2 bed
OR NO DEAL? room stilt home, with balcony, over-
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Drape, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
CARRIER 2 1/2 ton condenser
unit. Good condition $150.
CENTRAL A/C unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer.
COUCH, newly reapolstered,
sage green with a light blue
DRYER KENMORE ELITE
LGHT COLOR $90.
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal. NEW IN BOX GE. 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY
SMALL REFRIGERATOR Hai-
er, 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
WASHERS & DRYERS
$100 & up, 1 yr warranty
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
Seat condition. In LaBelle
NEW Hardback Patrcia
Cromwell book Scarpetta
FRENCH DOOR 36" Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door.
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,
OVER THE fridge cabinet -
36"x12" nutural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet.
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT 15
ft, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
C r .csn 863-675-8446
439 w. ao 80
Tired of dieting?
FREE Weight Management Class
Mon., Feb. 2 @ 7:00 pm
CRIB SET POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call for info $80.
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ 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.
CLOTHING Girls' pageant
dresses. Whitesize 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim.
LADIES suits, dresses & pant-
suits sz 14 to 3X. also tops,
pants & shorts sz med &
up. $200 or sill separate
(863)763-7165 or 697-0206
ARIZONA CARDINALS 8x10
Upper Deck certified auto-
graph by Antrel Rolle $45.
ARIZONA CARDINALS Larry
Fitzgerald Certified Jersey
Card 39/50. $55.
FOOTBALL CARDS 3000 +
cards in box/great gift $60.
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
lage and accessories
COMPUTER Dell P4, 1GB
Ram, DVDRW, New "19
LCD! Call Tony $299.
COMPUTER Fast Dell Desk-
top, XP loaded Call Jose
COMPUTER SCREEN COM-
PAQ 10" COMPUTER
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY SCANS,
863) 763- 0380
ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
reg.size w/hdb.and frame
like new $175.
BEDS (2) Complete, full size,
new sheets/bedspread & 2
electric blankets, $250/will
sep. Call 863-357-6229
COMPUTER DESK White.
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs.
DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs.
86 34 6 7 9125
HOLDS 36 TV. 53 wide, 3
shelves, light color $50.
GLASS TABLE white iron &
glass table & 4 chairs on
casters. LaBelle $50.
LEATHER COUCH & SEAT -
good quality, antique rose,
smaller size for smaller living
room $300 (863)675-4098
L-SHAPE SECT off white,
w/teal/beige throw pillows,
Sm Enter Ctr, holds 32" TV
$250 neg. (863)675-6422
MATCHING BEDROOM Set
3pc twin, cottage style-
mattress included $350.
OFFICE CHAIRS 2, large
wingback, brown leather,
good condition $25 each
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker. LaBelle $20.
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2)
with chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included. $200.
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth.Good condition-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size.
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
WHITE WOOD queen/full
headboard only in good con-
dition. $75/or best offer.
WOODEN Ent center couch,
loveseat, end table, lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
When doing those chores is
doing you in, is time to
look for a helper in the
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
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from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings -60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond. $300/or best offer
8 6 3 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
MIX PUPPIES very cute &
adorable, $100 each.
KIENS!!! Kittens free! 3 BIk
& Wh, 2 Gray Tiger, 1 BIk.
Beautiful & ful of person-
ality! $0. (863)634-0567
RAT TERRIERS Born Nov. 2nd
$99 Cockatels, Love Birds &
Finches also available. Call
Sandy @ (863)983-2148
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal. -
Everything but rock & fish!!
$500/or best offer
HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
torRuns great!!! $1000.
COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good. Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166
SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond., case & attachments,
SINGER QUANTUM Futura
200 Embroidery Machine -
plus 4 hours lessons $450.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifieds.
SWEET CYPRESS RANCH
We Offer Scminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timothy,
Orchard, T-85,Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales
Call Al Curry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd, LaBelle FL. 33935
Every Monday-12pm & every
Tuesday-1 am. 763-3127
WESTERN HAT Bailey beaver
XXXX size 7% like new
stored in box $40.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25,000! Only $225/Mo! 3
Br $12,500! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669.
2/1, $575 or 2/2, $650
Laminate wood/tile floors,
newer kitchens, nice yards
RENT/OWN: LaBelle, 2/2 +
office, pool, dock, 2 car gar-
age & shop, exclusive area.
LABELLE Office Space in
Strip mall, 800 sq ft,
$400/mo + deposit.
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
RV & trucks.
1025 Commerce Dr.,
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
GOLF CLUBS 4 sets, 1 left
handed, metal woods, irons,
putter, bag, balls, $390 will
sell sep. (863)946-3123
12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12 guage 18.5 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
MAK 90 includes 20 mags
and 1200 rnds. $1200/neg.
SAVAGE MODEL 99E .308
caliber with scope. Excellent
condition. $600/or best of-
EXERCISE TABLE Stauffer,
motor driven. Works great.
GOLD'S GYM squat bar comes
w/300 Ib of weights & olym-
pi bar Excellent condition.
HEALTH EXCERCISE bike -
New exercise bike with back
support, programs, checks
your pulse paid 300. $125.
Large Trampoline 14 feet in
diameter Lots of FUN! Great
Exercise! $150 or best offer
Call Shawn 863-840-0301
ORBITREK ELLIPTICAL Exc.
cond. tracks time, distance
& spd. For home use. $300
best offer (863)697-1247
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
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
KEROSENE SPACE Heater -
only used twice, like new
LIGHT WEIGHT SCOOTER -
Asking $350. Can see at
2264 Hunter Rd. BHR or call
SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $800 or
best offer (863)467-6009
MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet.
Open faced with visor $50.
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 )46 7 9125
KICKER SYSTEM SX650
AMP/12" L7/fairy cap/like
new in boxes $350.
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
COLOR TV Cable ready/con-
sole/25 /Sylvanla $100.
TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
CRAFTSMAN CONTRACTOR -
Craftsman 10" Cabinet saw.
New Model 22114N
CRAFTSMAN GENERATOR -
6300 watt/9100 watt surge
Must sell. $500.
SEARS Craftsman table type
router Good condition $50.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn a Garden 850
DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $150. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098
BRIGGS 5.5 hp 2" pace water
pump. Used 1 time $150. or
best offer (863)610-2993
BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer.
8 6 3 ) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
Full size. Excellent condition.
Like new. $150.
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
Mira Verde Apartments
Now renting 4 BR/2 bath apts.
$520.00 per month
Plus, first month free.
Security Deposit as low as $132.50
For qualified applicants.
Your new home awaits you.
So, come in before our specials run out.
6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
Pkwy. (or call for directions).
DUPLEXES 2 & 3 Bdrm. in
the Belmont area of LaBelle,
nice neighborhood, conven-
ient location. VERY REA-
FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of town. $600
mo. + sec. dep. References
NEAR Center of town: 2 BR 2
BA Liv. Rm./Din. Rm. Com-
bo. Eat In Kitch. $750 mo. +
sec. & ref's. (863)234-1153
Totally furnished villa at Ox-
bow & Port LaBelle Marina,
lawn maint provided. Pool on
premises $700mo 675-0104
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
CANAL HOME large 3/2, den,
library, FL. room, w/d, huge
private corner lot. Call
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1br, 1ba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $500/mo
arber Real Estate
LABELLE 2br/2ba dblwide,
pond front. 1295 sq ft. Nice
setting. $675 me + dep.
239-247-1053 or 997-1069
LABELLE- 4br, 2.5 ba, 2 sty,
remodeled, hdwd flrs, roof,
kitch., appls, for rent/sale.
Oak Ave. 2BR/1BA Duplex,
c/a, nice, non-smkg. env.
no pets, lease, $500 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)675-2392
PORT LABELLE 4011 Rain-
bow Circle. 3BR, $675 mo.
Good condition. Call Fred.
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $900/mo. 1st, last
& sec. 863-675-1380 or
3 bedroom, 2 bath
home, double garage,
lanai, like new.
Security deposit &
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
PORT LABELLE- Near Middle
school, Newer 3br, 2ba, ca-
thedral ceiling & garage,
$750/mo, 1st & sec. Must
have ref's. (863)517-0188
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'x10' $42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. tax.
10'x10' $58.85 mo. incl. tax.
8'x25' $96.30 mo. ncl. tax
24 hr access $25 returnable
key deposit. 863-675-2392
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
New CBS Office Bldg.
Port LaBelle, FL
6156 s.f. -14 Offices
Conf. Rms. T1, Cat5, ++
*2/2 Fully Furnished
$130K & $140K
*1/1 + Family Room
Fully furnished w/marina
view, $144 K
*2/2 Unfurnished Villa
w/marina view, $189k
$29,900! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 ext
FORECLOSED HOME AUC-
TION FLORIDA STATEWIDE
Auction starts Feb 7th 1000
Homes MUST BE SOLD! Free
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
WATERFRONT HOME Work-
shop w/protected dockage,
300' point lot, private,
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
BUY LAND TODAY
5 Acres La Deca?
2 1/2 Acres Pioneer?
2 1/2 Acres Montura?
*Port LaBelle Lake Front?
Port LaBelle Wooded?
Ideal for RV/Mobile Home
Also: 1/4 acres in Montura
w/Super Clean Late Modle
Double Wide. $92,400.
SOUTH OF LABELLE -145
acres of producing orange
grove, avail, as 13, 40, 51,90,
132, or 145 acres. $6000/ac.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atlc,
basement or closet in
No money down on your lot.
New doublewide only
$49,900 include setup & a/c
Call Kenny 863-673-4325
"Service, xcelleace, Reselts"
498 US Hwy. 27, Moore Haven
Jefile A. Daris EERGLDES
Eli. Reat istioe Broker ak REALTY, INCs .
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ThiWes Weeeis $ l
New Listing: 450 County Rd. 2/2 Mobile Home $85,000
2490 HookerREDalEBDiny Extras $123,000
41 Caloss Lodge 2/2 Mobile Home ONLY $18,500
W 18 Fisherman's Village 2/2 Mobile Home $42,500
"MOVATED SELLER" 873 Yacht Club Way 2/2 Mobile Home on the
WATER All Reasonable Ofers Considered!!
10490 Colemon Ln 3/1.5 Home $82,000
357 Avenue E 3/1 Home $99,000
Commercial Investment 501 So San Pedro Clewiston $160,000
11 0 Virginia Clewiston 3/2 CBS Home $59,900
Tough Luck Ln. 2/1.5 Mobile Home over 200 ft WATERFRONT $84,900
9805 Boy Dr Lakeport 3/2 Mobile Home $119,000
2235 Riverside 2/1 Home WATERFRONT Reduced $225,000
RENTAS STrRTING @ 450.00
Yrer Only altPer
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READING A NEWSPAPER...
South Carolina Bargain Golf
Access Lot! NOW $39,900
(was $139,900). Rare op-
portunity to own beautful
view homesite in area's fin-
est golf community- NOW
for fraction of it's value.
Paved roads, water, sewer,
all infrastructure complete!
Golf front lots available at
comparable savings! Low
rate financing. Call now
(866)334-3253, x 2155
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
Mountain & Lake Views
Great Hunting & Fishing
Watauga Lake (TVA)
Cherokee National Forest
No State Income Tax!
Includes 1/7 share of
2/2 Cabin, Creek, Pond
9+ Acre Parcel @
Adjoining 5+ Acre Parcel
Willard Realty Group
VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready
to move in! Great views!
Near large stocked trout
stream, private, 2 acres, only
WANTED COW PASTURE
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
LaBelle 2br, 1/ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Call After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
NEWLY REMODLED 3/2 on
fenced acre. $650 mo. 1st,
last & $500 sec. dep. +
hii oI I oI -
Bank repo, Landhome pack-
age. 4br/2ba was $119,900.
Only $79,900 complete. Call
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with addtional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot $550 Monthly
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
New 3br/2ba doublewide on
half acre lot. $79,900 ready
to move in. Call
New 3br/2ba, large DW, setup
& a/c. Ready to move in.
Was $124,900 Now only
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATiVs 3035
AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer (863)357-5754
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mar-
ner, SS PROP, Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great,
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
(8 6 3 ) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
LOWE 24' PONTOON Select -
50 hp, hard top, needs some
MERCURY 4-STROKE 9.9
2004 Ready to go Fishing:
Here is a Complete Three
Item Set Located in Labelle.
1976 16ft Aluminium Boat
recently renovated with Trail-
er & 2004 Mercury 9.9 HP in
perfect condition (less than
80 hours use). Just hook it
behind your car! $1500/or
best offer (863)675-3642
ROW BOAT -12', with pair of
7' oars, $50. Call
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000.
SKEETER 150 BLKMAX 1982
best offer. (863)675-7897
TROPHY BAYLINER 1985 -
20.8 ft w/bimini top, marine
radio, new atenna, fish/depth
finder needs outboard motor
only $1500. (863)634-7524
'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
Holiday RV Breckenridge
Park Model Dealer, New
starting at $24,900. Rt. 41
South, Ft. Myers, between
Alco Rd. & Corkscrew Rd.
Holiday RV Cash for your RV
or Park Model Trailer
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R Scot Cooper DATE: 2/24/09
SUBJECT AREA: 520 Deferred Compensation Plan (IRS Code 457)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: Ie proposed rule establishes the policy tor
deterred compensation plan (IRS Code 457)
CITATION OF LEGAL AU-
THORIT: 112.21,100141, 1001.49,1001.51,1001.42,
and 1001.43 S
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 112.21, 1001 41, 1001.49, 1001.51,
1001.42and 1001.43 F S
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full tex of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The proposed rule establishes the policy for deferred com-
pensaion plan (IRS Code 457).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
prinintg and distributions
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
the mater may be heard on February 24,2009.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the Schora Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a
lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publica-
an of this notice
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Devlopment Workshop will be held at a time and date to b advertised in the
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public heang on this proposed rule is to re-
guest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Supeantendent of
Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notic e e request shall
specify how the erson requesting the public hearing would be affected by the pro-
posed rule The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons
an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration
Nonce: Inspection and copying of all written materials consituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obained by request in writing,
to the Supaternt ennt of Schools
Noice: The School Board may recognize any matea which may be judicially no-
tced and to incorporate them into the record of te rule mailing proceeding The
School Board may incorporatematerial by reference into the proposed rule
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process, please
notty the Superntendent of Schools at (863) 674-464 or a te Hendry County
Courthouse, LaBele, Florida 33935 a ast e 48 hours prior to the meeting or work-
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be fied in ite Office of the Superoendtent of Schools pursuant to
20 54(3)e), F S
INVITATION TO BI:
Pitman Contracting Inc will be accepting bids for The Hendry Count Jail-96 Bed
Addiion project. Bids will be due no later than 2:00 PM., March 3 2009 A pre-
bid meeting will be held on-site at 10:00 AM February 12, 2009. The project
consists of the following: Pre-Engineered Metal Building, pre-fabricaled steel-
cells, concrete work, masonry metal studs, drywall, fire alarm/spnnkler system,
Bids should be delivered to Pitgman Contracting, Inc 531 E El Paso, Clewiston,
Florda 33440 or e-mail to email@example.com. For any addiional in-
formation call 863-983-6300 during normal working hours. All Subcontractors
are required to carry Commercial General Liability Insurance, Automobile Liability,
and Workers Camp in comp ance to Hendry County Statutory Limits
308881 CB/CN 1/29;2/5/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER PROPOSED
AMENDMENTS TO THE HENDRY COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency (LPA) of Hendry County will
hold a public earning on February 11, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, La Belle, Flonda, to
discuss proposed changes to the Hendry County Land Development Code, The LPA
will doterminte ifoe chages are consistent with the Henody Cosnty Comprehensive
Plan and will review te changes forconsistency withtheHenry County Land De-
The recommendations of the LPA will be made to the Board of County Commission
ers for final consideraon at a public hearing This hearing wil be held on February
24, 2009 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry County Courtoouse, Commission Chambers,
25 E Hicipochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida
The ordinance amendments are available for public inspecton at the Hendry County
Panning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Sheet, LaBelle, Florida, and may be
viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Interested parties may appear at the hearings and be heard with respect to the ordi
nance amendments All advertised public hearings are subject to Secon 286.0105,
Flida Stautes, which states if a person decides to appeal any decision made by
The Local Planning Agency or Board of County Commissioners wit respect to any
matter considered a such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings and that, for such purpose he or she may need to ensure that a verba-
im record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Ordinance Tile: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNT, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE HENDRY COUNTY CODE OF
ORDINANCES, SPECIFICALLY SECTION 1-53-5.5, TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANG-
ES TO THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING MINING, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, INCLUSION IN CODE, AND
SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
Orvell Howard, Chair
endry County Local Planning Agency
308670 CB/CN 1/29/09
EVENRUDE 6 hp Six horse
outboard with Tank and
hose. Runs great. $350/or
best offer (863)763-5150
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
HONDA 600 SHADOW 2000 -
Like new only 7000mi,new
tires & Batt $3000.
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great.
$2300/or best offer.
ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer
HONDA ODDESSY 1983,
250 CC, Fast, Good Condi-
tion $900 (863)610-2993
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
SCOOTER Merits S541 Pio-
SUZUKI VINSON 500 2006 -
Warn winch, Kodiak storage,
heated gDps, delivery os
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Blackleather intCall Jesus
CHEVY CAVALIER -1996 Au-
tomatic, Air $1900
FORD ASPIRE '96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
FORD F100 1979 Runs
rood, 302 V8, 4 speed.
ome rust, daily driver
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto.alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer.
S863 )201 -3492
HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEEP!
$3550/or best offer.
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990 -
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1997
- EXC CONDITION,AU-
SATURN SL2 1994 runs
great; cold a/c; excellent gas
mileage; 120K miles.
MERCURY COMET 1965 -
unrestored car, was running.
or best offer $800.
CLUB CAR TWO SEATER
2002 Excellent condition,
Hurry Call today won't last.
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine
When you want some-
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CHEVY 3 TON '95, Flat Bed
truck with dump and moffit
Call for prce (863)674-9900
POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
RIMS -Chev Silverado, Brand
New, slotted Grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps,lug
nuts, $100. (561)573-3499
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
CHEVROLET 1500 1993 -
4-wd $1800/or best offer
2004 White extended cab
truck/145,000 runs good,
a/c, auto. Tinted windows,
V-8, air bags, anti-lock
brakes $6500/or best offer
CHEVY 3500 1980 4x4,no
title,runs greatnew clutch,
flatbed $1500/or best offer.
DODGE QUAD '01 2500 se-
ries, diesel, has RV hitch &
tailgate, alum shell, $10,000
DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
FORD F250 1989 4X4, 5
Speed, V8351, Run Great,
120K, $2100/or best offer.
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
SILVERADO One owner
1994 Ext cab, sportside bed,
V8, loaded, new paint in 05,
matching fiberglass topper
CHEVROLET BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels 4-wd,Navy
blue,2 dr V-6, Must sell!
FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8' Sin-
ge Ale Spare new tire &
wheel. $600/or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400. 86)843-0759 or
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box. made from sm truck
bed; new tires and spare
GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
20K mis. on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer
OLDSMOBILE 1993, 7 pas-
senger, cold ac, heat, new
tires, Good shape $1550
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The rea Housing Commission of Ce-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
hold the Regular Monthly Meeting on
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 5:00
IM at The Greenree South Commu-
nity Center at LaBelle, Florida, Hendry
The purpose of the meeting isto conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbaim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
The meen l include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
308873 CB/CN 1/29/09
THE LABELLE POST OFFICE is now tak-
ing bids for a contract cleaner Clean-
ing must be completed prior to 6 am
n F 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 Satur-
day Januar31, 2009
LHS wrestling team has the moves
On Friday, Jan. 16, the LaBelle
wrestlers hosted Gateway and
won the meet 45-24.
Titan Duals held in Golden
Gate Jan. 23-24. Results 2-4
overall: LaBelle 15 Hernando 56;
LaBelle 48 Estero 30; LaBelle 33
Golden Gate 39; LaBelle 31 Port
Charlotte 38; LaBelle 24 Key
West 46; LaBelle 39 Ida Baker
LaBelle Oustanding Wrestlers
at Titan Duals
In the 135 pound weight class:
Cory Brown, 3-3; 140 pounds: DJ
Timms, 5-1; 152 pounds: Timmy
Fromm 6-0; 160 pounds Kane
Owens, 5-1; 189 pounds: Arman-
do Ayala, 5-1; 215 pounds Curtis
Simmons, 3-3; and heavy weight
Sammy Enriquez, 5-1.
Outstanding Season records to
Sr Team Captain DJ Timms
27-4, 143 team points and 58
Other winning records
Jr. Armando Ayala 189 lb. wt.
Soph Kane Owens 160 lb. wt.
Sr Timmy Fromm 152 lb. wt.
class 11-1 late season starter due
4th Annual Ryan Bidwell Me-
morial Invitational Lemon Bay
Districts at Golden Gate High
School Feb. 6
Regionals at Evangelical Chris-
tian Ft Myers 2/13/2009 Feb.
Finals Lakeland Feb.
Catala begins USTA
Aaron Catala, age 8, made his debut on the United States
Tennis Association (USTA) tournament circuit on January
10, 2009, at the Lehigh Acres Rookie Championship. He
won in the quarterfinals round and was defeated in the
semifinal match. Aaron played the Lehigh Acres Local
Winter Tennis Classic on January 17, 2009, where he split
sets (6-3,4-6) in the semifinals before losing a difficult tie-
breaker 10-4. Aaron is a third grader at the Community
Christian School in LaBelle. His parents are Raymond and
Sarah Catala of LaBelle. Aaron is pictured with Ms. Myra
Kessler, for whom the Myra Kessler Tennis Center hi Le-
high Acres is named.
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Cowboy wrestlers rock!
LaBelle High School Cowboy wrestlers overwhelmed the
Golden Gate Griffins Jan. 16, 45-24. The meet took place in
the LHS gym.
Sign up for
Baseball and softball sign-ups
have begun. If you have a child
between the ages of 4 and 16
years of age for girls and 4 and 15
years of age for boys, bring them
by to register. Volunteers will be
at the Winn Dixie Shopping Cen-
ter every Saturday from 9 a.m.
to noon and every Sunday from
1-4 p.m. through the month of
January. The last day to register is
Srundav Feh 8 at 9 n m at Davis
Pratt Park. You may also
on-line by going to this
stop by Ragin' Graphic
@ 84 N. Hickpoochee A
LaBelle Little Leagui
currently accepting ap
for volunteer coaches fc
and baseball. For baseb.
ing applications pleas
Ricky Bass at 863-673-
softball coaching ap
please contact Kim Mar
Thursday, Jan. 29,
Caloosahatchee to Hickey's
Creek Kayak Trip
This six hour kayak trip begins
and ends at Caloosahatchee Re
gional parkcampground. Paddlers
should be experienced and/or be
in good physical condition for a 5
mile roundtrip paddle on the great
Calusa Blueway which includes
Hickey's Creek, one of the areas
most scenic. We'll eat lunch and
hike at Hickey's Creek Mitigation
park before paddling back. Chil-
dren must be accompanied by
Sign up adult. All kayaking equipment is
website: provided. Bring your own drink,
ie.org or lunch, sunscreen, binoculars and
s located clothing/shoes that can get wet.
ve. $40 per person. Register online at
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
is a Lee County park located at
18500 North River Rd. in Alva,
e, Inc., is Florida. The park features 768
plications acres of pine flatwoods, scrub
or softball oak, cypress swamps and oak
all coach- hammocks. Crossing through
e contact them, you'll find over 18 miles
1940. For of hiking, mountain biking and
plications equestrian trails. Primitive camp-
roquin at ing sites for families and groups
are available, along with eques-
trian sites for people with horses.
Kayaking and fishing are available
9 a.m.-3 along the banks of the Caloosa-
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, January 29, 2009 11
Ortona residents plant trees to open canal
By April Beavers
River Oaks Subdivision, near
the Qrtona Locks, has been in a
permit process with the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion, to open a canal system to
the Caloosahatchee River. One
specific condition on the permit
was to do a net improvement
project for the State of Florida.
On Saturday Jan. 17, 2009, a
group of 11 people joined Florida
Fish and Wildlife employee's at
the Field Office in Okeechobee.
With temperatures low but spirits
high the group launched airboats
near Buckhead Ridge and tray
eled approximately six miles out
to an island in Lake Okeechobee
to plant 93 trees.
The Bald Cyprss was planted
on the eastern border of the is-
land, by an energetic group. As
the temperatures warmed up, it
turned out to be a productive and
Everyone had a good time do-
ing a project to stabilize the island
and support the wildlife.
Donald Fox, his son, Johna-
than, and three other Florida Fish
and Wildlife employees, Alyssa,
Corey and Brent, donated their
time to transport the trees and
volunteers to the island.
The tree planting brings River
Oaks Subdivision one step closer
to having the plug removed to
provide direct access to the river.
The group involved in the plant-
ing was April and Dean Beavers,
Charlie and Margret Meadows,
Sigfried and Ottie Schaewitz, Lar-
ry Delconzo, Dick Crandall, Dale
Conyers, Dean Johnson and Jim
Submitted photo/April Beavers
Bundled up against the cold Dean Beavers, left, Dick Cran-
dell, middle and Brent from the Florida Wildlife Commission
prepare to head off from Buckhead Ridge on a mission to
plant trees. A hardy group of residents and FWC personnel
took on the project Jan. 17.
Submitted photo/April Beavers I-,<
Ortona resident Charlie Meadows shows his approval as he Submitted photo/April Beavers
works planting trees to improve an island in Lake Okeecho- Ortona resident Larry Delconzo put his back into planting
bee, part of a project to help provide river access to River trees on an island in Lake Okeechobee, along with fellow
Oaks Subdivision. The event took place Jan. 17. residents and FWC personnel January 17.
National Honor Society shines at state convention
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This group of NHS members home with top honors again this
just returned from the NHS State year. KC Lynn was elected as state
Convention held at McArthur secretary, replacing the outgoing
High School in Fort Lauderdale, secretary, Roxanna Razo, also a
FL. There were 24 schools from LaBelle chapter member.
the Florida chapters in attendance NHS won awards in three
for fun and competition. categories for their service proj-
LaBelle High School came ects done this school year. They
received a first place for the pro-
gram they presented at the Veter-
an's Day ceremony sponsored by
LaBelle High School. The chap-
ter received a second place for
their fundraiser of selling candy
grams and donating $350 for the
improvement of the high school
library. They also received a third
place for a community project of
helping to decorate the park for
this years "Christmas in the Park",
sponsored by the LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Individual awards went to Ol-
ivia Luckey for her art exhibits
of jewelry and her painting. She
received one first place and two
second place awards. Brittany
Smith placed first with her 3-D art
painting. Brianna Sanchez placed
third in the writing category with
a poem titled, "Cowgirl Sonnet."
There was a show case of tal-
ent on Saturday night of the con-
vention. LaBelle also received an
applause of gratitude for their par
ticipation. There were no awards
for this activity, but it was a lot of
fun and the LaBelle Chapter did
well. Those participating were
Olivia Luckey, KC Lynn, Roxanna
Razo, Josh Hernandez, Brooke
Awbrey, Brittany Smith, Brianna
Sanchez, Emily Hull, Kailee Lai
and Savannah Smith.
To top the evening of awards,
the NHS chapter of LaBelle was
presented with the State National
Honor Society Student of the Year,
Miss Olivia Luckey. They also re-
ceived a second place award for
their scrapbook. All in all, the
weekend was great fun and La-
Belle members of National Honor
Society truly exemplified the stan-
dards of NHS, scholarship, leader-
ship, character and service.
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Recent cold fronts have very
high numbers of manatees con-
centrated in warm-water refuges
in the Caloosahatchee River and in
other portions of Lee County. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) cau-
tions boaters to be on the lookout
for manatees moving into feeding
areas in the Caloosahatchee.
"To avoid striking manatees,
vessel operators should wear po-
larized sunglasses to help them
spot the creatures in the water,
and watch for the large, tell-tale
circular slicks on the surface of
the water that indicate the pres-
ence of manatees," said FWC Of-
ficer JoAnne Adams.
The best place for the public
to view manatees is at Manatee
Park, on State Road 80.
If you would like more infor-
mation on Florida's manatees,
visit MyFWC.com/manatee/ or
call the FWC's regional office in
Lakeland at 863-648-3200.
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AC, PW, PDL, Tilt, Cruise, Nerf Bars, Bed Liner
2005 Ford F350 Super Duty XL Ext Cab, Long Bed,
6.0 Powerstroke Diesel V-8, Auto, A/C
AUTO BRO S
13440 Palm Beach Blvd Ft. Myers, FL
13440 Palm Beach Blvd Ft. Myers, FL V4