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BELLE


Delivering Western Hendry County's News Since 1922

STHURSDAY February 19,2


At a Glance

Commodities to be
distributed today
The Hendry County Food
Bank will be distributing USDA
Commodities at the Dallas
Townsend Center off of Cow-
boy Way on Thursday, Feb.19
from noon till approximately
3 p.m. Individuals are eligible
if they receive Food Stamps,
TANF, Supplemental Secu-
rity Income (SSI), Medicaid or
Residence in Public Housing
funded by Municipal, County,
State or Federal Government.
Individuals can also be eligible
based on our income guideline
chart.

Bridge closing
Ft. Denaud Swing Bridge
will be closed to automotive
and boat traffic, March 17 from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for bridge
maintenance.

Project Graduation
to meet Feb. 24
Calling all parents of LHS
juniors and seniors: the next
Project Graduation meeting is
Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the LaBelle
High School cafeteria. This is
Project Graduation's 21st an-
niversary. All help is needed to
make this year's event safe and
successful for our deserving
graduates.

Relay for Life team
meeting set
Relay For Life of LaBelle
Committee and Team Captain
Meeting will be held on Feb.
24, at the Community Christian
School, 1092 E. Cowboy Way,
LaBelle, at 6 p.m. Any ques-
tions please contact Mary Ris-
ley at 863-675-0885.

Early dismissal
Hendry County LaBelle Area
Schools will be dismissed early
on Friday, Feb. 20, for Swamp
Cabbage activities. There will
be no lunch served that day
and school bus drivers will be
following their regular sched-
ules based upon the schools
early release times.

This is Black
History Month
February is Black History
Month, a time we celebrate
those past and present who
have helped pave the way and
those who were and are influ-
ential in shaping our lives. Cel-
ebrate Black History Month on
Feb. 28 at the James Singleton
Community Center. Everyone
is welcome. If you would like
to participate, perform or sim-
ply help, contact Nora Fagin-
Ned at 863-885-1707.

Yard sale benefits
LHS scholarships
Mark your calendar for
March 7 at 7 a.m. Belle Center
parking lot, 419 W State Road
80, LaBelle.
Treasures Galore plus de-
licious bake goods! All pro-
ceeds go to LHS Scholarship
fund and Project

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

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Commissioners may increase utility rates


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
LaBelle water and sewer cus-
tomers can expect to be digging
a little bit deeper into their pock-
ets to pay for utilities. At their Feb.
12 regular meeting City Commis-
sioners heard staff recommenda-
tions for utility rate hikes.
If those recommendations
are implemented, the average
customer inside the city will go
from paying $54.49 a month
for water and sewer services to
$57.92, based on a 6,000 gallon
consumption model. If you live
outside of the city limits, your bill


for that amount would increase
from $303 to $32.67 for water
only. The city does not provide
any sewer services outside its
boundaries.
In a comparison with rates
from Charlotte, Lee, Moore
Haven, Fort Myers, Clewiston,
Bonita Springs, North Port and
Port LaBelle Utilities only Clewis-
ton Utilities would be lower (at
$52.08 for 6,000 gallons). The
City of Fort Myers is on the high
end at $98.83 inside the city and
$106.74 outside the city limits.
Port LaBelle Utility customers
pay $72.02 per month for water
and sewer, based on the same


quantity.
Turn on/off fees, connection
and other service fees would
also increase.
Mayor Paul Puletti explained
to the audience that two years
ago the city raised its water/
sewer rates for the first time in
14 years. Realizing that was a
shock for residents and not good
business practice for the city, he
said the board will readdress the
issue every year or so from now
on.
The board will vote on the
water rate increase at its March
12, meeting.
A representative of Aqua Isles,


Fay King, was the only member
of the public who spoke on the
issue, raising questions of water
quality and color. She was also
concerned about lime deposits
impeding the flow to park resi-
dents in recent weeks. Superin-
tendent of Public Works Michael
Boyle recommended residents
having that problem continue to
clean out their meters and spigot
screens and aerators as need-
ed until all the lime is flushed
through the system. Unfortu-
nately, the problem could recur
as the lines are occasionally
flushed. Mayor Paul Puletti asked
that residents be notified several


hours in advance if crews intend
to flush lines.
The mayor noted that the city
is in line for federal money to start
building its long awaited new
water treatment plant. However,
funding has virtually dried up,
leaving the city scrambling under
a Department of Environmental
Protection Agency consent order
to build a new plant.
Although the city's water cur-
rently meets all state standards,
color remains an issue for cus-
tomers. Mayor Puletti told the
audience that they can expect
See Rates Page 2


David Childs is


2009 SCF Parade


Grand Marshal


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
This year's SCF Grand Mar-
shal is an unassuming, hard
worker whose quiet support
of many local causes has en-
deared him to the entire com-
munity. He is David Childs,
manager of the U-Save grocery
store.
David began his career in the
grocery business as a teenager
at the B&B in November 1975.
At just 16, he didn't know it, but
he found the career he would
love. He worked his way up the
ladder, becoming a produce
manager in 1979 and ultimately
store manager in LaBelle.
In 1998 he became assistant
store manager for the East Fort


Myers store and then manager
in Moore Haven for about a
year-and-a-half. When the as-
sistant manager's position
came open in LaBelle in 2003,
David moved over here.
David speaks highly of his
employers. The Beaver fam-
ily runs such a good company,
he said, it's family owned and
operated, and they do business
in a comfortable, supportive
atmosphere that allows people
to thrive.
David said he loves working
with the people and credits for-
mer LaBelle site manage Chip
Scanlon with leading him to
the community-oriented style
he has taken to so readily.
See Childs Page 8


County board wants


backup phone line


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
INI Florida
HENDRY COUNTY -- Should
Hendry County pay upwards
of $4 million for a service that
Embarq should be obligated to
provide?
That's what many on the
county board are asking the
state.
Upset that the county would
have no backup means for
communication, the Hendry
County Commission has asked
Embarq or the Florida Public
Service Commission to step up
to the plate and deliver.


It is disheartening to as-
sume, leaders say, that should
the county's main communi-
cations line be compromised
for any reason, that the city of
Clewiston will shut down al
most completely until Embarq
is able to restore full function.
After all, the last thing lead-
ers here are interested in seeing
is a repeat of Sept. 19, 2008,
when the city lost all commu-
nication with the outside world
-- phone service, including all
cellular devices, and Internet.
A contractor had disrupted
See County Page 2


Submitted photos
Mavis Plamondon won first place and best of show in the
Timely Teens division, as well as the best of show overall
award.


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
What would LaBelle have
lost if the Langford family had
not decided to make this their
home?
Since 1948, the Langfords
have provided support and
leadership to the community.
Sam and Lula Langford lived
in Venus in Highlands County,
where Oscar Sr., sisters Clarice
and Vera and his brother Rob
were born. The family had
come from the ridge area of
Lakeland, Frostproof and Arca-
dia.
Oscar Sr. and Gladys Lena
(Goggin) Langford brought
their family here from Lakeport
in 1948. After living through
back-to-back hurricanes, they
decided to relocate to LaBelle
where they felt more secure.
Oscar Langford Jr., has
made LaBelle his permanent
home.
His sister Eunice Geraldine


Thomas is deceased. Sister Au-
drey Frances Langford, lives in
Miami. His brother, David Wes-
ley Langford, lives in Alva.
Oscar Jr. was born May 6,
1926, in Lakeport. As a teen-
ager, his first job was as a com-
mercial fisherman on Lake
Okeechobee with his dad. Of
all the varied things Oscar Lang-
ford has done in his lifetime,
he said his favorite has always
been fishing with his dad. Later
on in life he purchased his own
boat and spent many treasured
hours with family fishing in the
Keys.
"I like the kind of people you
associate with on the water," he
said, "they're all neighbors. It's
a unique community wherever
you are," he said.
In 1944 Oscar entered the
Navy, serving on a destroyer
patrolling the Pacific waters.
When the war was finally over
he helped escort other vessels
shuttling Japanese prisoners


from China back to their home-
land. Discharged in 1945, he
returned to LaBelle.
It was in the Navy that he
got his high school diploma.
While hospitalized for a kidney
ailment hospital staff talked
him into finishing his studies
through Red Cross classes.
Back home, he said he
"bounced around" for a while,
then went to work with his dad
building roads, paving the way
to the future. They worked for
a contractor doing jobs for the
state. Oscar was a spreader box
operator, spreading gravel over
tar, and his dad drove a dump
truck.
In the '50s he bought ice
from Whisnant Ice Company in
Immokalee and distributed it in
LaBelle before folks had refrig-
erators. He worked alone and
recalls muscling 100-pound
blocks of ice up steps by him-
self.
See Langford Page 8


4-Hers take honors at State Fair


Youth from across Florida
showcased and modeled their
constructed garments during
the Florida State Fair 4-H Fash
ion Revue on Feb. 8 in Tampa.
Hendry County 4-H mem-
bers Andrea Harrell, Brittney
Harrell, and Mavis Plamondon
competed in the event. The
contest consisted of three age
divisions with different garment
categories. Young at Heart 8-10
years of age, Savvy Sewers 11-
13 years of age, and Timely
Teens 14-18 years of age are
the different age divisions. My
Choice, Best Wear/Special Oc
casion, Informal/School Wear,
Active Wear, and Dress for
Work (timely teens only) were


among the different garment
categories.
Brittney Harrell captured
second place in the Young at
Heart My Choice category. Britt-
ney modeled her kitty cat print
pajamas she made during the
Pioneer Sewing 4-H Club meet-
ings.
In the Savvy Sewers division,
Andrea Harrell took third place
in the Special Occasion catego-
ry. Andrea modeled her green
dress with pink polka dots she
constructed during the Pioneer
Sewing 4-H Club meetings.
LaBelle Senior Sewing 4-H
Club member Mavis Plamon-
dan participated in the Timely
Teens My Choice category with


her colonial dress she con-
structed during the club meet-
ings. Mavis achieved first place
in her category as well as best
of show in the Timely Teen
division. Furthermore, Mavis
was awarded the Best of Show
award for the overall competi-
tion.
The Pioneer Sewing 4-H
Club is led by Mrs. Patricia
Bosley and the LaBelle Senior
Sewing 4-H Club is led by Mrs.
Patricia Gonzalez. For more
information about the Hen-
dry County 4-H Club Program,
please contact the UF/IFAS/
Hendry County Cooperative
Extension Service at 863-674-
4092 or 863-983-1598.


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Pioneer Family: A legacy of service


Submitted photo
The family of Oscar Langford, the 2009 Swamp Cabbage Festival Pioneer Family.


Langfords active in community





2 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009


County
Continued From Page 1
the city's main communications
line at approximately noon that
day. Even critical 911 emergency
lines were reportedly down dur-
ing the outage.
"For 12 hours we had a dire
emergency in Clewiston," Janet
Taylor, chair of the county com-
mission, wrote in a letter to the
PSC in October. "Over 7,000 resi-
dents were affected and no solu-
tion is being pursued."
What the county is hearing,


however, is that if it wants to en
sure there is no disruption in the
future, it will have to come up
with millions of dollars for the
ease of mind -- money county
leaders say should be put up by
the company itself.
Anthony Coleman, regulatory
analyst for the PSC, explained
the two options outlined to him
by Embarq: 1. The county can
route lines from Moore Haven to
Clewiston along U.S. 27 at a cost
of $4.3 million or 2. The county
can route lines along the right-of-
way instead of U.S. 27, at a cost
of $1.2 million, plus "any railroad


right-of way recurring costs."
Finding the response "unac-
ceptable," the board has drafted
a follow up letter to the PSC. Hen-
dry County is asking the state to
take a stronger role in asking that
Embarq invest those infrastruc-
ture improvement dollars instead
of attempting to pass on the cost
to the county.
It is the most impassioned plea
yet regarding the issue.
"Telephone infrastructure
should not be an expense a local
government should be expected
to bear," Commissioner Taylor
writes to Matthew Carter, chair


of the public service commis
sion. "Doesn't the PSC require
franchisees to provide back-up
service plans? Is it acceptable for
a franchisee to have only one line
serving a significant population
center?"
The board voted to send the
letter during its most recent meet-
ing in February.
"We are looking to you as the
state agency that regulates phone
companies to require the franchi-
see to fulfill its service responsibil-
ities," said Commissioner Taylor.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.
conm.


Rates
Continued From Page 1
a new water treatment plan to
be on line in two years. This will
be a scaled down version of the
reverse osmosis plant originally
planned. It is being designed so
the city can begin with a one mil-
lion gallon capacity. As growth
requires, additional capacity may
be added.
The city is looking for assis-
tance through both state and fed-
eral funding streams.
The largest and most expen-
sive piece of the facility will be
the deep injection well. It is also
the first one the city wants to get
financed so it can proceed from
there. The permit for the well is
in the works

Jail expansion
The board had to clarify its
intent when members added
conditions to a special exception
the county requested for the jail
expansion. The board wants ad-
ditional landscaping to obscure
the facility, especially along Lee
and Bridge Streets.

Fire concerns
The board reappointed fire
chief Malcolm Johnson, correct-
ing an oversight at not doing so
earlier in the year.
The fire chief then asked the
commissioners to pass a resolu-
tion banning fires in the city. After
two hard freezes, the department
has already been called upon to
fight 30 fires in 15 days including
several brush fires and several
structure fires. The resolution in-
cludes warnings and fines of $25,
$50, $75 and $500 for first, sec-
ond, third and subsequent trans-
gressions.
Chief Johnson applauded the


sheriff's office for assistance in
investigating two suspected arson
fires this past week one at the Ki-
wanis Thrift Store and one at the
antique shop on Bridge Street and
Fort Thompson.
He also said there seems to be
a "trend" in fires at properties un-
der bank foreclosure.

Water lines
The city will be entering into
an inter-local agreement with the
county. The sheriff's office will be
partnering with the city to extend
water lines to the new jail exten-
sion as part of the project on Lee
Street from Broward Ave. to SR
80.

Zoning
The board will also be consid-
ering ways to fine tune its zoning
regulations in the hope of finding
a way to treat nonconforming
properties
The economic downturn is
affecting some homeowners
whose property was changed
from residential to commercial
zoning recently. Now they need
to refinance but the change in
zoning is a stumbling block for
the banks.

Park
Mayor Puletti reported that
questions about the road and gate
were Riverbend Estates' residents
remaining issues with the 176-
acre passive recreation park pro
posed along the north side of the
river, adjacent to the subdivision.
He said South Florida Water Man-
agement District has given the
city the okay to begin some work
on the park. The city has $40,000
budgeted for initial work.


Historical novelist to


speak at library


Historical novelist Peg Her-
ring, will present a lively look
at who's hot in historicals, past
and present. The title of her en-
tertaining and lively program is
"Alls' Fair in Love, War, and His-
torical Novels." This program
will be at the Barron Library,
Monday, Feb. 23, and will begin
at 6:30 p.m. You will have the
opportunity to discuss your fa-
vorites, learn about new ones,
and maybe win a free novel!
Peg Herring is the author of
short stories, plays, magazine
articles, and novels. Her first,
Macbeth's Niece, was released
in 2008, and her second Her


Highness' First Murder, is on its
way from Five Star Expressions.
After graduating from the
University of Michigan, Ms. Her-
ring taught high school English,
history and communications.
She was chosen Teacher of the
Year by a regional newspaper
and was twice awarded the
National Endowment for the
Humanities scholarship. When
she's not writing, Peg and her
husband of forty years enjoy
gardening, traveling, reading
and NFL football.
Peg's presentation will begin
at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the
Barron Library.


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Goodwill to build


apartment complex


Units have been
designed for people
with disabilities

On Friday, Feb. 20, at 9:30
a.m., Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida will hold a
ceremonial groundbreaking
for "Palmetto Ranch," a 14-unit
apartment complex for people
with developmental disabilities.
Palmetto Ranch will be Good
will's 13th housing complex in
Southwest Florida, and first in
Hendry County. At the comple-
tion of the two-phase project,
Palmetto Ranch will provide 28
HUD-approved units specially
designed to accommodate peo-
ple with physical disabilities.
Each of Goodwill's barrier
free housing communities has
an on-site community room,
laundry room and picnic/patio


area. Accessible apartments are
constructed with conveniences
like assistance railings, widened
doorways, roll-in showers and
lowered sinks, countertops and
mirrors.
"This is hugely important to
LaBelle and the whole area,"
says Hendry County Housing
Authority Commissioner Sherri
Denning, who is also a member
of Goodwill's Board of Direc-
tors. "There aren't very many
accessible units for people with
disabilities in our area, especial-
ly ones that are close to town
and are suitable for families to
live in."
Goodwill's housing division,
Southwest Florida GWI Hous-
ing, provides barrier-free hous-
ing for persons with physical
disabilities providing the oppor-
tunity for affordable, convenient,
independent living to enhance
the overall quality of life.


Community Briefs


Look porcelain lovers
Saturday, Feb. 28, Edison Por-
celain Artists Club will have its
annual show and sale of club
members' hand-painted porce-
lain at Browning Hall, St. Hilary's
Church, located at the corner of
McGregor and Colonial Blvd., in
Fort Myers.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admis-
sion is free. Drawings for hand-
painted door prizes and reffle
pieces. Call Donna at 239-694-
1985 for more information.

MCA plans meeting
The Muse Community Asso-
ciation will meet Thursday, Feb.
19, at 7 p.m. There are new and
exciting plans and projects to be
discussed. All residents re invited.
Bring a friend or your neighbor.
Community input is appreciated.
Refreshments will be served.

Win an ATV
Help support your local Pop


Warner Football and Cheer pro
gram. The LaBelle Longhorn
Booster Club, Inc. is raffling a Po-
laris 200 CC Sawtooth ATV Tick-
ets are $10.00 each. The drawing
will be on Swamp Cabbage Sun-
day, February 22nd at 4:00 P.M.
at Barron Park. You do not need
to be present to win. Please see
any board member to purchase
tickets, or you may purchase tick-
ets in the park on Saturday at the
LaBelle Youth Athletics booth.
Any questions please call Jason
at 239-229-2179 or Marty at 863
673-2136.

Property Appraiser
extends hours
Phillip Pelletier, Property Ap-
praiser, has extended hours for
homeowners to file for 2009 Ex-
emptions. The hours and loca
tions are as follows: The office in
LaBelle and in Clewiston will be
open until 6 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 19 and 26.


We will have representatives
in Montura at the Clubhouse on
Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4-6 p.m.
and at the Community Center in
Pioneer on the same day Thurs-
day, Feb. 19, from 4-6 p.m. On
Feb., 26 we will be at the Commu-
nity Center in Felda from 4-6 p.m.
For more information call LaBelle
at 863-675-5270 or Clewiston at:
863-983-3178. Or visit our website
at www.hendryprop.org. March 2
is the deadline for filing.

Horses found
The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Agricultural Crimes Unit
has located two horses running
loose on the roadways of Hendry
County. If these could be your
horses, please contact the sher-
iff's office at 863-674-4060 or 863-
983-1440.

Little Miss LaBelle
ABWA Sign ups for Little Miss
LaBelle Pageant. Kindergarten


thru 8th grade. Cost $25.00 non
refundable. Tues, Feb 24 and
Thurs, Feb 26 at First Baptist
Church office 5-6pm 330 N. Main
St. Must live in LaBelle area and
attend LaBelle or west Glades
school. Practices begin March 3rd
at LaBelle High School 5-6:30 pm

Guided Nature Walk
On Wednesday, April 22 from,
2 to 4 p.m, join park staff on a
stroll through native habitat
this earth day. See first hand the
plants and animals that make
southwest Florida so unique. Par-
ticipants should be able to walk
approximately one and a half
miles. Please dress appropriate-
ly and bring a water bottle. We
will meet at the main entrance
of the park at 18500 North River
Rd. There is no cost to participate
in this program and registration
is not required. Limit 25 partici-
pants. Children must be accom-
panied by an adult. For more
information please call Kelly at
(239) 693-2690.


Deadline for property


exemptions nears


Phillip Pelletier, Property Ap-
praiser, says in today's economy
every penny counts for all of us.
Why not take advantage of your
savings between now and March
2, by coming to the Property Ap-
praiser's Office in the Courthouse,
third floor in LaBelle during office
hours (8:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.) Mon-
day through Friday OR the Clewis-
ton sub-office at 939 W. Sugarland
Hwy. (in the old K-Mart building)
same hours/days apply.
You may qualify for one or
more of the following exemp-
tions:
1. Homestead Exemption
$25,000/$0/$25,000; Applies to
first $25,000 of assessed value
-all taxing authorities; Applies to
$50,000 $75,000 assessed value
-Not school district
2. Disabled Veteran's Exemp-
tion based on percent of disabil-
ity $5,000
3. Widow's or Widower's Ex-
emption $500
4. Non-Veteran Disability and
Blindness Exemption $500 (or
more)
5. Additional Exemption 65
years of Age or Older W/an Annu
al Income $50,000 of Less Than
$25,873 Per Household (docu-
mentation is required).
6. Tangible Personal Property
Exemption $25,000
7. Agriculture Classification
(Green Belt)


8. Homestead Portability
If you have recently purchased
your property the previous own-
ers exemptions are NOT transfer
able. New applications MUST be
filed in the event of any changes
or deed transfers. This would
include changes in Agricultural
Classifications also.
You should have received your
automatic renewal receipts for
Homestead Exemption (white)
and Agricultural Classifications
(green), if you still qualify keep
your receipt do NOT return it to
our office.
To file for homestead ex-
emption you will have to fur-
nish the following:
Florida Drivers License
Florida Vehicle Registration
Hendry County Voter Regis-
tration OR Recorded Declaration
of Domicile
Social Security Number
Permanent Resident Card (if
not a US citizen)
Mobile Home Registration
or Title in order to purchase the
permanent "RP" license, if filling
on a mobile home.
For those disabled persons that
are unable to come to the Court-
house, please call and arrange-
ments will be made for you to file
an application for Homestead Ex
emption or any other exemption.


Arrests


LaBelle Arrest Reports
Daniel Lee Rondon, 28, was
arrested Feb. 9, in LaBelle on a
charge of fugitive from justice in
state. Christian Buchhofer was
the arresting officer.
Stephen Stewart Young, 19,
was arrested Feb. 9, in LaBelle on
a charge of fugitive from justice
in state. Donald Davis was the ar-
resting officer.
Dedrick Lamar McClain, 30,
was arrested Feb. 9, in LaBelle on
a charge of driving while license
suspended. Nathan Kirk was the
arresting officer.
Robert Bryan Goodwin, 43,
was arrested Feb. 9, in Port LaBelle
on charges of DUI or drugs fourth
or subsequent violation, and driv-
ing while license suspended, third
or subsequent violation. Donald
Davis was the arresting officer.
Roman Rodriguez, 24, was
arrested Feb. 10, in LaBelle on a
charge of fugitive from justice in
state. Leonard Riordan was the
arresting officer.
Guadalupe Pequeno, 36,
was arrested Feb. 10, in LaBelle
on a charge of fugitive from jus
tice in state. Bonnie Weaver was
the arresting officer.
Ashley Lauretta Smith, 18,
was arrested Feb. 10, in LaBelle
on a charge of aggravated battery,
person uses a deadly weapon.
Jesse Poole was the arresting of-
ficer.
Hector Delgado Jr., 26, was
arrested Feb. 11, in LaBelle on
a charge of cocaine possession
with intent to sell. Nathan Kirk
was the arresting officer.
Brandon Robert Dietze, 22,
was arrested Feb. 12, in LaBelle
on a charge of burglary of a struc-


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ture or conveyance unarmed
without person inside. Christian
Buchhofer was the arresting of-
ficer.
Christopher Isias Fortune,
18, was arrested Feb. 14, in La-
Belle on two charges of aggravat-
ed battery, person uses a deadly
weapon. Terri Hessler was the ar
resting officer.
Louie Palfi, 38, was arrested
Feb. 14, in Ladeca on a charge of
larceny theft. Terri Hessler was
the arresting officer.
Luis Martinez Jimenez, 16,
was arrested Feb. 15, in LaBelle
on a charge of fugitive from jus-
tice in state. Nathan Kirk was the
arresting officer.
Alejandro LedezmaOrtiz, 32,
was arrested Feb. 15, in LaBelle
on a grand theft vehicle charge.
Justin Smith was the arresting of-
ficer.


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The Importance of Being Earnest
Chandler Bridwell (seated) and Erica Zimmerly rehearse
a scene from Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy The Importance
of Being Earnest, the Firehouse Players March production
at the Firehouse Cultural Center opening Thursday March
5, at 7 p.m. and closing with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday,
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PROCLAMATION
CITY OF LABELLE

I do hereby Proclaim the City of LaBelle Election will be
held on July 21, 2009, for the offices of Mayor
Commissioner, Tax Assessor Commissioner, and Tax
Collector Commissioner, (Deadline for petition method
5:00 p.m., April 20th. Qualifying week Noon, May 11 to
Noon, May 15. The voter registration books will close at
5:00 p.m. June 22, 2009.

Proclamacion de un eleccion por Ciudad de LaBelle el
dia 21 de Julio 2009 por oficina de alcalde de comisiona-
dos, tasador de impuestos comisionados y recaudador de
impuestos comisionados. (Fecha limite por peticion a las
5:00 p.m., 20, de abril, 2009,) Calificar tiempo mediodia 11
de mayo, 15 de mayo, 2009. Los libros de registracion
sierran 22 de junio, 2009 a las 5:00 p.m.

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Mayor-Commissioner
City of LaBelle
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ENJOY THE FESTIVAL: With so much bad news on television
and in the papers, it's nice to have our community festival to look
foward to. People in other places might think something called a
"Swamp Cabbage Festival" sounds odd. But it's like a well kept secret
or a private joke. We know that "Swamp Cabbage" is just the local
term for hearts of palm. And that for the pioneers, knowking how to
cook Swamp Cabbage might have kept them from going hungry. I am
proud that LaBelle celebrates our pioneer history with this festival. Ev-
ery year I look forward to the parade and festival. I enjoy the tradition
and I also enjoy finding something new or different at the festival each
year. With the problems with the economy and all the troubles in the
world, we really need to keep our local traditions alive.


Letter to the editor


Constructive
Criticism
I was astounded when I read
Tom Neville's article in the Feb.
12, Caloosa Belle where he im-
plied that White House Chief of
Staff Rahm Emanuel's quote,
"You don't ever want a crisis to go
to waste," was about the recent
Economic Stimulus Plan. I just
couldn't believe that this is what
the Chief of Staff said about the
current stimulus bill. After a little
research, I found that back on
Nov. 19, 2008 Emanuel had a in-
terview with the Wall Street Jour-
nal, and he was talking about the
economy, education and health.
He made this statement, "You
never want a serious crisis to go
to waste, and what I mean by


that is an opportunity to do things
that you didn't think you could
do before." Emanuel's "crisis
quote made three months, be
fore Obama was President, was
taken completely out of context!
I would like to see Mr. Nevelle
have his own column where he
can rant as much as he likes for
the next four or eight years. How-
ever, the next time anyone pulls a
hatchet job on someone's words,
he should remember this quote,
"We can keep the money here by
spending it on... casinos, lottery,
bordellos." That was written by
T.W Bill Neville and published in
the Feb. 5, Caloosa Belle. See the
danger in believing incomplete
quotes used out of context?
Billy H. Mehaffey
LaBelle


Caloosa Humane Society News


Mark your Calendars! You
won't want to miss these exciting
events!
Come join us at our Annual
Swamp Stomp 5K run/walk! Call
Bonnie Denning at 863-229-1819
or e-mail Bonnie at bonnie@la-
bellere.com for participation in-
formation. Or you can go to the
website www.ftmyerstrackclub.
com, click on 'Swamp Stomp'
and sign up today! All proceeds
directly benefit the animals at Ca-
loosa Humane Society awaiting
homes!
Huge Yard Sale to be held the
Feb. 21, at the LaBelle Auction Co.
located at 390 Park Dr. at the base
of the Caloosahatchee Bridge on
State Road 29 in LaBelle! From
8 a.m. to? You can browse the
hundreds of items donated to the
shelter to benefit the animals at
Caloosa Humane Society await
ing homes!
Our Third Annual Swamp
Cabbage adopt-a-thon begins on
Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. at the LaBelle
Auction Co. located at 390 Park
Ave. in LaBelle at the base of the
Caloosahatchee Bridge on State
Road 29!
Small dogs, puppies, kittens!
All ready to go home with you the
same day! Adoption applications
will be available onsite to accel-
erate the adoption process! You
could go home with a new furry
family member!
We are currently out of bleach
and laundry soap. Any donations


are greatly appreciated.
You can sponsor a pet by vis-
iting any of the pets listed online
at www.dogncat.petfinder.com ,
simply click on the "Sponsor Me"
link.
Update your calendars!
The shelter will be closed for
these upcoming Surgery dates:
Feb. 18, 20, 25 abd 27!
Feb. 21, don't miss out on the
great deals at our HUGE yard sale
fundraiser for the shelter! The
sale begins at 8 a.m. to about 1
p.m. located at 390 Park Ave at
the base of the Caloosahatchee
bridge on State Road 29. (LaBelle
Auction Co. Building)
We need your donated, sale-
able items! Your donation is Tax-
Deductible and the animals ben-
efit.
From new clothing to kitchen
items, Holiday decorations to
computer items, refrigerator to
clothes washers and dryers!
This yard sale is a great way
for you support your Humane
Society!
Your Tax-deductible donations
for the sale are appreciated. We
can pick up or you can deliver.
Our business hours are Tues-
day through Friday, from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. unless it is a surgery day.
Saturday is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please support your Humane
Society, help us help those with-
out a voice!


Thank yous

Thanks for the meals
The LaBelle Cowboys Foot
ball team, coaches and managers
would like to thank the following
individuals for helping with the
team's pregame meals this past
season. A special thanks goes out
to: Vickie Greene, Raul and Vicki
Grimaldo, Carolyn and Robert
Ford, Di Ragoonanan and Lisa
Green, Ray and Maggie Pittman,
Dick and Pam Crockett, Lynn and
Kim Jordan, Robert and Carla
Sanchez, Lyon's Printing, Bubba
Schneider, David and Debbie
Miller, Andre and Vickie Jones,
and Helen Gallegos. The meals
were served on game days in the
cafeteria and consisted of salad,
chicken pasta and some type of
bread. The meals were excellent
and greatly appreciated by the
players, coaches and managers.
If anyone is interested in helping
provide pregame meals for the
2009 season, please feel free to
contact Head Football Coach Hal
Bennett at 863-673-1688 for more
information. Again thank you to
everyone who helped and Go
Cowboys!
Cowboys Football Team


From Aqua Isles
As some of you know, our
mobile home on lot G-8 was con-
sumed by an early morning fire
of Saturday, Feb. 7. We also lost
our vehicle and one of our gods


in the blaze. The fire marshal has
ruled that the cause of the fire
was electrical, probably caused
by rodents chewing the insula-
tion off the wires underneath the
kitchen area.
The immediate response from
the LaBelle police, fire department
and the American Red Cross was
professional, prompt and com-
passionate. To those of you who
responded with clothing, food,
cash, love, and concern we are
most grateful. You have warmed
our hearts and souls more than
words can express.
In a world that increasingly re-
sembles Shakespeare "Tale told
by and idiot, full of sound and
fury and signifying nothing" the
Aqua Isles and LaBelle commu-
nities stands as beacons of hope,
faith and love. God Bless you!
Sincerely,
George and Dodie Wor-
thington

A special thanks from Aqua
Isles goes out to Labelle Volun-
teer Fire Deparment, Police and
Emergency Squad.
In the early morning of Feb.
7, a double-wide mobile home
and car were totally gutted by fire
along the boulevard of Aqua Isles
Mobile Home & RV Park. The
people got out; one of their dogs
did not-it was truly an extremely
close call.
The fast action of the fire de-
partment in foaming the adjacent
homes kept the fire from spread-


ing. We thank God that the wind
had died down that morning and
that the fire department, emer-
gency squad and police respond-
ed so quickly.
Neighbors brought clothing
and offered shelter and comfort.
Thank you to all that helped in
any way.
Aqua Isles Homeowners
Board and Residents

We want to thank the LaBelle
fire Dept. for their hard work and
dedication to this volunteer job of
fire fighting. We had a couple very
scary moments Saturday morn-
ing when our neighbors mobile
burned in Aqua Isles Mobile Park
right next to us. The Fire depart-
ment went right to work water-
ing our place down and we never
had so much as a blister on our
siding. We are grateful to them
for saving what could have been
a big catastrophe, we will always
be indebted.
Sincerely,
The Desgranges

My husband and I wish to ex-
press our gratitude to the service
people that came to the house
fire in Aqua Isles. I called 911. We
live just across the street from the
house and had a very good view
of what a wonderful job these
people performed. The Police
and EMS were here immediately
and the fire truck cam right after
them. It's an amazing job that
the volunteers did and we were


very impressed by how quickly
they had the fire under control
and I might add they kept the fire
away from all the other homes
around it. The EMS was into our
home and examining George and
Dody for possible smoke inhala-
tion the firemen were very kind
to everyone and tried to answer
everyone's questions. My father
was a volunteer fireman as well
as my husband. We know how
important their jobs are and were
absolutely great. One fireman
even stayed after the trucks left
and dug around in the ashes to
try to find anything of value and
of course I'm sure he was check
ing for any "hot spots". He found
George's wallet with his driver's
license and credit cards in tacked
in very good shape. He also
found the car keys. I know that all
of us from Aqua Isles were very
impressed with speed and the
knowledge these gentlemen had
been prepared for their job. We
will all be appreciative and glad
to know we can depend on these
men. We hope all of the LaBelle
realize how wonderful and great
people that are here try to keep
us safe from harm and care for
everyone as they do. We send our
love and praise to all of them for a
job "well done"
Sincerely,
Dean and Fudge Klopfen-
stein


A penny for your thoughts... or trust!


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have you thought much about
pennies lately?
A few years ago that was a
strong move towards abolishing
those copper coins from our cur
rency. The reason for that consid-
eration is simple most Ameri-
cans get frustrated by that nearly
worthless loose change rattling
around in a pocket or a purse.
However, that was a short-lived
movement and we still have pen-
nies.
If you have ever had to count
pennies to balance a cashiers tray
at the end of the day, then you
have thought a great deal about
pennies... like, "how can I turn
this job over to someone else?"
If you grew up in the 1950's
and 1960's you are likely to re-
member "Penny Loafers". They
were a great shoe that slipped
on and off with ease. The name
was given because there was an
opening at the top where people
would put shiny new pennies.
However, like the consideration
to abolish the pennies from the
currency, it, too, was an attraction
that was short-lived.
Maybe you have heard the
old saying, "A penny for your
thoughts?" Originally, that state-
ment was designed to snap some-
one out of their deep contempla-
tion and arouse them to share
what was on their mind.
Today, more than at any other
time in recent history, people are
"counting their pennies." What


was once a
laughable ges-
ture to stoop
=p 1 over and pick
up a penny on
the sidewalk or
Sparking lot no
longer is a laugh-
ing matter. Our
Les ailing economy
Morgan has reversed that
thought and it is
now considered a stroke of luck if
spare change is found anywhere
- including under the cushion of
the couch, the armrest of the car,
in the washer, or along the side-
walk. People, more than ever, are
glad to find any money anywhere,
not matter where it found or its
value.
Several years ago a lady and
her husband were invited to
spend the weekend at his em-
ployers home. Understandably,
the lady was a bit nervous, as the
man was extremely wealthy, with
a home on the waterway and cars
valued at a higher price than her
entire house.
The first day went well. The
man was quite generous as a host
and took them to the finest res-
taurant in town. As the three of
them were walking into the very
elegant restaurant where they
were to dine that evening, the
boss was walking slightly ahead
of them. He stopped suddenly,
and looked down at the sidewalk
for a long silent moment. Unsure
if the couple should pass him or
assist him, they, too, stopped and
began to look. At first glance there


was nothing worth responding to,
as there appeared to be only ciga-
rette butts and loose trash around
the area.
As the three adults were gaz-
ing at the ground, suddenly a
darken older penny which was
first spotted by the wealthy gen-
tleman came into view by the
couple. Still silent the man picked
it up, smiled, and put it in his
pocket. His facial expression was
as though he had just discovered
a great treasure.
"How absurd," the lady
thought. "I wonder why he, the
wealthiest individual I have ever
met, would bother to pick up a
nasty old penny on this well trod-
den sidewalk?"
Throughout the entire meal
the scene replayed over and over
in her mind, even to a point where
it was stealing her freedom to en-
joy the rest of the meal in a most
esqusient establishment.
Finally, she could take no
more. To approach the subject
that had captured her emotional-
ly, she simply stated, "My daugh
ter has had a coin collection sev
eral years. Pardon my asking, sir,
but did the coin you so eagerly
picked up outside this evening
have some kind of special value?
Was it minted in a particular year
that would make coinage a rare
find?"
A slight smile crept across the
face of the wealthy employer.
He reached into his pocket and
retrieved the coin, holding it for
her to see. "Look at it," he said.
"What does it say?"


After taking a moment to read
it, the woman responded in a
"so what" tone, "United States of
America."
"Keep reading, please" the
man said.
"One cent."
"What's next? What does it
say next?" the man asked.
In God We Trust"
"Right!" the wealthy man re-
sponded with glee. Then he said,
"Whenever I find a coin, I see that
inscription. Those words are on
every coin minted in the United
States, yet we never seem to no
tice it! To me, finding coin, even if
it is only a penny, is like God drop-
ping a personal message to me.
It is like He is calling me to trust
Him. So, who am I to pass it by?
I pick it up and remind myself to
keep trusting the Lord. Lucky for
me, God is patient and pennies
are plentiful!"
How about you? Need to con-
tinue to trust God in these uncer-
tain and difficult times? Is your
faith feeling the financial crunch?
If that is so, please be remind-
ed of this truth God is worthy to
be trusted. He, and He alone, has
the last word. And every time we
look at our money -even if it is
spare change, or only a penny
be quick to recall this sustaining
hope, "In God We Trust."
A penny for your trust!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of
the Caloosa Baptist Church locate
ed200yards behindFlora & Ella's
in LaBelle. He has been known
to read coins, too smile -


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It's party time!


By The Rev Alan
Kelmereit
Church of the Good Shepherd,
LaBelle
It's party time! Fat Tuesday
is nearly here! OK, Mardi Gras
sounds better, and we probably
recognize more than Fat Tuesday,
which is what Mardi Gras means.


Fat Tuesday is nearly here!


It's impossible to think of Mardi
Gras without thinking of New
Orleans, where the parades go
on for weeks before Mardi Gras,
and are rated like movies, and
for the same reasons. Mardi Gras
has spread to many other cities,
though; Miami, Atlanta, Mobile,
Shreveport and Eunice, for exam-


pie. Oh, by the
way, Eunice is
in Louisiana.
People come
from all over,
wear crazy hats,
party like crazy,
and collect lots
of stuff thrown
from floats. F. Alan
How did Mardi Kelmerit
Gras ever come to this"
It's called Fat Tuesday because
of an old tradition that on the last
day before Lent begins on Ash
Wednesday, cooks used up the
fat and sweets in the house be-
fore the simpler cooking of the
Lenten season. The party tradi-
tion on the last day before Lent
also dates back into the early cen-
turies of Christianity, the last party
before the more reflective time
of the Lenten season. Any more,
though, it's the parties that get
all the attention rather than the
time of Lent that follows. In fact,
I've run across crowds of people
who have no idea what Lent is all
about.
Lent is a time, the 40 days be
fore Easter, during which Chris-
tians are encouraged to live a
simpler lifestyle, and to focus on
self examination in preparation
for the celebration of Easter day.
It's not a morose or gloomy time,
but one during which we look for
those areas in our lives in which
we have fallen short, and through
repentance and confession ex-
perience a restored relationship
with God. The last week of Lent,
called Holy Week, is a time of
walking symbolically the way of
Jesus to the cross. It is celebrated
in a variety of ways in different


faith traditions, but all are intend-
ed to remind us of Jesus' suffering
on our behalf. In my experience,
a greater awareness of that suffer-
ing brings a greater joy on Easter,
the day of resurrection.
There's a Lenten tradition of
giving up something you enjoy for
the 40 days, and that's not a bad
idea if each time you consciously
miss what you've given up, you
are reminded to think about Je-
sus. There's a newer tradition as
well, one of taking on something
you don't ordinarily do. It might
be a spiritual devotion, prayer,
meditation time, or it might be
volunteering to help someone
else. There are all sorts of ways to
observe Lent.
Perhaps your faith tradition
doesn't place much emphasis
on Lent. This might be a time for
you to reflect on what Jesus' life,
death and resurrection means in
your life, and on whether your life
reflects Christ to others. It should
be a time to think about the cross
and its meaning for you.
If, by chance, you don't prac
tice a faith, and all this sounds like
a bunch of rigmarole, this would
be a very good time to reevaluate
your faith, whether it be a faith in
God, or a faith in no God, perhaps
a faith in yourself as ultimate au-
thority. It's not too late, yet.
Fr Alan is pastor of Church
of the Good Shepherd, located
one block south of Rt 80 on Col
lingswood Pkwy in Port LaBelle.
863-675-0385. Send comments or
questions to FaithMarketplace@
embarqmail.com.


Submitted photo/Caloosa Humane Society

Stolen Dog
Female, full-blooded Rottweiler about four years old. Har-
mony, as the staff of Caloosa Humane Society call her, was
abducted from her kennel. Harmony looks to be a German
Bred Rottweiler with slightly longer hair and bigger stance
than the American bred Rottweiler. The person or persons
broke into the shelter by cutting the cable which locked
the gate and took only Harmony. It is unknown if they were
the previous owner of Harmony or if it was someone else.
If anyone has any information on where Harmony is or
who broke into the shelter, please call the Hendry County
Sheriff's office at 863-674-4060.





Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009 5


Precious Life of LaBelle helps community


Submitted photo
Nicole Rodriguez, Kristen Rodriguez and Caleb Rodriguez
are all looking forward to burning up a lot of energy at Flip
City.



Gynmastic club



is coming to area


Denise Fortner-Rodriguez
started pursuing an affordable
building over a year ago to be-
come a home for Flip City Gym-
nastics. "Waiting patiently on
the Lord has paid off," she said.
Denise recently rented a building
moderately priced so Flip City can
open and survive in this challeng-
ing economy.
The next step is to equip the
facility with bars, beam, floor
vault, pommel horse, high bar,
rings, parallel bars and a 30-foot
tumbling trampoline. This step is
becoming a challenge. She feels
this community needs a gymnas-
tic club to assist the cheerleading
programs such as Pop Warner, the
middle school and high school
with tumbling. She also hopes to
give children exposure to a new
sport, gymnastics. "With the right
equipment children learn fast,"
she states.
Flip City will be offering non-


competitive classes in boys and
girls gymnastics, tumbling, ba-
ton, stunting and the martial arts.
Fridays they will be open to the
public to use the equipment for a
small fee. The challenge she faces
is raising the money needed as a
down payment for the equipment
loan. She needs support from the
community to open the doors
March 1.
"If business and organizations
will purchase banner advertise-
ment space I will hang a banner
for the business. It will be seen by
the 70-100 athletes and families
each week they visit Flip City, De-
nise tells us that gymnastics is a
fun sport that improves flexibility,
strength, balance, coordination
and confidence, perfect for any
athlete's development. Denise
can be contacted at 863-675-5779
or 239-850-1331.


Precious Life of LaBelle recent- outreach progran
ly held a Walk for Life on a chilly and Clewiston for
Saturday morning. While the years," Mrs. Morg
temperature was brisk, the hearts "There are many
of the walkers were warmed as have been a part
together they generated nearly since the beginni
$1,300. Precious Life has
Youmaybewondering, "What ate about commit
is Precious Life of LaBelle?" the girls who bec
Precious Life of LaBelle is a that there is an opt
ministry designed to come along- abortion. People
side teenage girls who are unwed willing to assist teei
and pregnant. The purpose of crisis situation. We
Precious Life is to educate people judge people, but t
on the negative ramifications of a crucial time of th
abortion and to encourage wom- why it is a great pr
en to give birth to their children. with so many peo
It was towards that purpose that dry County. They
Precious Life held its fundraiser, and are willing to
"Walk for Life." with those needin
Valerie Morgan is the Director come alongside th
of Precious Life. She was recently An example of
selected to that position, and leads Life of LaBelle see
the board composed of members sionately help girl
of various churches and Christian strated in Decer
organizations throughout Hendry Life supplied gifts
County. and their babies. T
"It was wonderful to see five erated from the "
churches represented in the re- event go toward n
cent 'Walk for Life,' Mrs. Morgan in need.
said. "We had 33 people who Another fund
participated in the Walk and to- scheduled on Marc
gether we were able to raise the a Golf Tournament
$1,300. These monies will help tic Golf Course in
us do what we believe we should All proceeds will
be involved in as a ministry and girls who are unv
compassionate organization." nant. Further infor
"Precious Life has been an ing the Golf Tourn

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People who
of this ministry
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been passion-
unicating with
ome pregnant
tion other than
care and are
ns who are in a
are not here to
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eir lives. That is
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want to help
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em."
how Precious
ks to compas-
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to 20+ teens
The funds gen-
Walk for Life"
meeting people

raiser event is
:h 28. It will be
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Submitted photo
Precious Life of LaBelle recently held a Walk for Life on a
chilly Saturday morning, generating nearly $1,300.


forthcoming,
While Precious Life has been
an on-going ministry of Hendry
County for many years, it is cur-


rently under the umbrella of Ca-
loosa Baptist Church. For further
information on Precious Life,
please call 863-675-HOPE.


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The employees of

ASB Harvesting, Inc

may pick up their 2008 W-2's at A&B Harvesting, Inc,
283 S. Bridge Street in LaBelle, Monday-Friday from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m.


SCF Event


LAEL AREA .H


Swamp Cabbage Fest
to include river cruise
Second Annual Swamp Cab-
bage Festival Narrated Caloosa-
hatchee Cruise will take place this
weekend featuring: Local History,
River Lore and More will be spon-
sored by "Riverwatch" Caloosa-
hatchee River Citizen's Associa-
tion. A limited number of tickets
will be available at $20 each.
The 1.5 hour Cruise will leave
the LaBelle City Dock at 2:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Off site parking will be avail
able with a shuttle available for
disabled visitors.
For information or to purchase
tickets contact:
Margaret England at 863-674-
0695 or e-mail: margaret@caloo-
sahatchee.org.


FWC to hold


meetings on

wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) is
holding two public meetings to
discuss changes to the existing
rules on captive wildlife and wild-
life rehabilitation in Florida, and
the development of a new rule on
captive wildlife sanctuaries.
The first meeting is Feb. 24,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Division of Plant
Industry, 1911 S.W 34th St.,
Gainesville.
The second meeting is Feb.
25, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Kissimmee
Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave.,
Kissimmee.
Both meetings are open to the
public.
The public is invited to com-
ment during the meetings or to
submit comments in writing.
Comments can be e mailed to
rulechanges@MyFWC.com; type
"Captive Wildlife" on the sub-
ject line. Comments may also be
submitted by mail to Capt. Linda
Harrison, FWC Division of Law
Enforcement, Investigations Sec-
tion, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahas-
see, FL 32399-1600.
The deadline for submitting
written comments is at the close
of business on March 13. Public
comments previously submitted
have been documented and do
not need to be resubmitted.
For a copy of the agenda, con-
tact Harrison at the above address
or call at 850-488-6253.
Additional information can be
found at: https://www.flrules.org/
Default.asp and MyFWC.conmcal-
endar.
Anyone requiring special ac
commodations to participate
should advise the FWC's Office of
Human Resources, 850-488-6411,
at least five days prior to the meet-
ings. If you are hearing-or speech
impaired, contact the FWC using
the Florida Relay Service at 800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770
(voice).


LaBelle Elementary School
Grade A
Cleyver Avila, Anthony Barnett, Tyler
Burton, Brent Carmona, Kylie Casten,
Dustin Cooper, Natali Escobedo, Lucy
Flores, Naesa Guajardo, Chris Harris,
Mariano Hernandez, Jennifer Ixmay,
Maura Lofton, Lizbeth Lopez, Brandynn
Marroquin, Cristian Marroquin, Meghan
Martin, Baylen McCormick, Miranda Mills,
Annalysa Montes, Macy O'Ferrell, Isaac
Reyes, Aspen Rowe, Ernesto Saucedo,
Angel Vargas, Hugo Vargas
Grade A/B
Neftali Arellano, Monica Banda, William
Barrett, Alex Browning, Dulce Callejas,
Maria Callejas, Morgan Carter, Carina
Castano, Kymberlee Chance, Bernard
Cisnero, Jorge Cortez, Andrea Deras,
Cesar Dobbins, Alison Dominguez, Diana
Escobedo, Jessenia Escobedo, Liliana
Escobedo, Javier Espino, Joanna Flores,
Eli Galbreath, Andres Gomez. Francisco
Gomez, Manuela Gomez, Rene Gomez,
Salvador Gomez, Victoria Gomez, Arnoldo
Gonzalez, Viridiana Gonzalez, Carson
Hayes, Kyle Heggie, Rhyan Heggie, Kyle
Holt, Alexis Ibarra, Wilmer xmay, Enriquc
Jimenez, Calista Jones, Charlie Lynn,
Rebecca Maciel, Samuel Maciel, Elena
Madrid, Juan Madrid, Ana Maria Mata,
Freddy Mendez, Stephany Menguela,
Jailene Mondragon, Dane Mourfield,
Madelyn Munson, Miranda Pequeno, Gary
Perez, Kara Pittman, Jannell Ramirez,
Ernesto Ramos, Justin Reyes, Josue Rios,
Diego Roblero, Haley Rogers, Xavier Ruiz,
Julio Sanchez, Sebastian Serrato, Thayer
Stem, Rosa Suarez, Kacie Thomas, Hunter
Urbanowski, Juan Valadez, Noelia Vargas,
Angel Vasquez, David Vasquez, Griselda
Vasquez, Hana Williams, Evelia Zamora
Dolphin Pride
Mirna Alvarez, Vanessa Barrios, Megan
Carter, Ricky DeLeon, Rigoberto
Escobedo, Victor Flores, Roy Galindo,
Adrian Gomez, Josue Gonzalez, Marisol
Gonzalez, Noemi Hernandez, Alejandro
Martinez, Max Martinez, Berenice Miranda,
Juan Raya, Jonathan Sands, Christina Soto,
Raul Soto

Upthegrove Elementary School
1st Grade A
Oswaldo Beltran, Ty Bottoms, Madelynn
Coker, MorganJohnson, Logan Livingston,


Agustin Antunez, Lucila Arricta, Daisy
Casiano, Colby Cornelison, Ave Esquivel,
Alyxia Hernandez, Angel Loreto, Michael
Ordonez, Neitali Padilla, Katherine
Aguirre, Gustavo Garcia, Juan Garcia,
Camryn Nash, Edilia Rodriguez, Keila
Herrerra, Anna Hudson, Octaviano
Hernandez, Abigail Casillas, Amelia
Martinez, Eduardo Mendoza, Samantha
Ochoa, Jay Luke Smith
1st Grade A-B
Jose Hernandez, Yanira Hernandez,
Sandra Juarez, David Lucas-Garcia, Paulina
Escobedo, DaisyAlbritton, KJ. Davis, Lesly
Dominguez, Loirel Lopez, Emily Baird,
Veronica Perez, Doriann Santiago, Roma
Stamper, Celenia Villanueva-Antuenez
2nd Grade A
Delancy Marsh, Zachary Tanner, Daisy
DeSantiago, Grayson St. John, Kiara
Hernandez, Kameron Higginbotham,
Emily Hudson, Ethan McClain, Nancy
Narez, Rikki Pack, Jason Rodriguez,
Marycruz Deras, Gracyn Mayo, Arleth
Ortiz
2nd Grade A-B
Kyle Groce, Kaitlin Peet, Joseph
Rodriguez, Kenzie Tindall, Camrann
White, Carl Willis, Kallie Cockram, Estevan
Maciel, Stephanie Mendoza, Selena Perez,
Reanna Rivas, Takerah Bradford, Celina
Chavez, Miles Cole, Lashia Garcia, Hunter
Hansen, Vanessa Vera, Louis Mims, Kiara
Smith, Ruby Smith, Kobie Adams, Miguel
Cruz, Jessica Gomez, Carlos Hernandez,
Ashley McElveen, MacKenzie Muniz,
Carlos Puente, Fernando Santiago, Dylan
Villa
3rd Grade A
Adrian Raya, Jose Hernandez-Trejo, Jose
Perez-Gonzalez, Kayley Boddy, Dalton
Hunter, Odalys Martinez-Villa, Jordan
McKenzie, Alfredo Padilla, Emily Royal
3rd Grade A-B
Jessica Beltran, Deigo Bustamante, Jordan
Decker, Yesenia Garza,
Bryon Morstatter, Marshall Platt, Austin
Villa, Isaiah Devisme Felix Flores, Karli
Henry, Maddie Johnson, Angela Leos,
Marquis Mitchell, Tanay Ramirez Daniel
DeLeon, Gabrielle Home, Shacora Jones,
Jake Coronado, Blake Crawford, Luis
Custodio, Jaileen Galaviz, Zenia Mendoza,
Dustin Padgett, PJ. Tully
4th Grade A
Peter Rios, John Walker, Thalia Esquivel,


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Ryley Bowen, Jasmine Craft, Sabrina
Martinez, Adiana Rodriguez, Alyssa Tittle,
Kishauna Wade, Bryana Campbell,
Bryanna Woulard, Brooke White, Sandy
Dossou, Thalia Escobedo, Anabel Navarro,
Allison Peet, Cristian Urias
5th Grade A
Caitlyn Mayo, Alberto Villa, Jason Banky,
Michael Hernandez

5th Grade A-B
Jose Beltran, Alyssia Fucundo, Malorie
Gomez, Aaron Hand, Ebelinda Martinez,
Angeles Moreno, Trystan Yzaguirre, Grace
Bishop, Emma Cahoon, Peter Herdsman,
Becky Lapp, Devin Meloy, Ricardo
Ramirez, Lidianis Rodriguez, Zenaida
Garcia, Miranda Garza, Tiffany Horne,
Wesley Huffman, Santos Vela, Jonathan
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Country Oaks Elementary School
1st Grade A
MaryAngel, Nayleah Cantu, Felipe Castillo,
Nadia Castillo, Annmarie Coello, Erik Cruz,
Alexdro Delacruz, Hailley De La Rosa,
Dylan Eppers, Juan Flores, Luis Gacia,
Leonel Garza, Travis Gayle, Downing
George, Leticia Gomez, Omar Gonzalez,
Ruben Guzman-Rodriguez, Sonia
Guzman, Christianna Hernandez,
Esmerelda Hernandez, Isaiah Jones,
KaremJuarez,Jacqueline Leon, Samantha
Madrid, Giovanni Martinez, Sebastian
Martinez, Demetric McClain, Juan Briceno
Mendez, Vanessa Montalvo, Ezequiel
Moreno, Leticia Penaloza, Andrew Perez,
Jane Richardson, Safeena Saheed, Diani
Shinhoster. Zion Thylor, Caylin Toro, Jose
Trejo, Miriam Villeda, Jordan Walker,
Rayven Wilkinson, and Serafin Zuniga
1st Grade A-B
JJulio Aguilar, Stephany Aguilar, Ethan
Blanset, Jonathan Castro, Michel Ceballo,
Maria Coto, Israel De La Cruz, Nathalie
Duardo, Jonatan Espinoza, Anahi Garcia,
Arath Garza, Gisselle Gomez, Yesenia
Gomez, Robcrto Gonzalez, Baltazar
Guillen, Nayeli Hernandez, Tatiana
Hernandez, Kamia Jackson, Nathan
Levans, Taylor Lynn, Miguel Magana, Macy
Martinez, Osciel Martinez, Anette
Medrano, Jekhari Monroe, Jacob Mott,
Luis Orduna-Casiano, Giovanna Portales,
Luis Rea, Alexis Rivera, Marisol Robles,
Kevin Rojas, Jessica Salas, Jazmine
Santillana, Rogelio Serrano, Cheila Trejo,
Betsy Vasquez, Genesis Ventura, Dillon
White, Julia White, and Matthew Whited
2nd Grade A
Israel Alegria, Ana DeSantiago, Jacob
Earnest, Jose Esquivel, Zion Gonzales,
Ashley Fletcher, Vanessa Garcia, Enrique
Hernandez, Emily Iglesias, Nain Jaimes,
Novie Kohutek, Leily Lopez-Ramos,
Melody Paz, Santos Pegueros, Myra Prince,
Jaqueline Ramirez, Chelby Villanueva, and
Shareefa Sahecd
2nd Grade A-B
Taylor Alexander, Omar Alvarado, Julissa
Andrade, Myra Banda, Abigail Barraza,
Elmer Carranza, Sara Cordova, Meaghan
Batton, Brandon DiBernardino, Logan
Eppers, Eric Escobedo, Tylor Gallegos,
Veronica Gomez, Clayton Griffin, Brianna
Guijosa, Eliceo Hernandez, William Hill-
Butler, Sherrie Horner, Jason Imsdahl,
Stephanie Jimenez, Timothy Lawton,
Benjamin Molina, Jadon Molina, Karla
Morales, Alejandra Moreno, Ezequiel
Moreno, Jenny Perez, Jennifer Perle,
Maison Piedra, Esdiel Plaza, Alejandro
Rivas, Ricardo Romero, Awad Qaqi, Austin
Revels, Zachary Reyna, Mario Rivera,
Gisselle Robles, Andy Rosado, Kiara


Rosado, Alexander Ruiz, Kennedi Scrrano,
Chelsea Trejo, Maria Vazquez, Citlalli
Velasquez, Jade Villareal, Taylor Villareal,
Evelyn Villegas, Allyson Wilkes, Gene
Yelling, and Brayan Zavala
3rd Grade A
Emma Bridwell, Nicholas Castillo, Destiny
Cornelius, Kaitlyn Dean, Eric Garza, Kayla
Hood, Emily Juarez, Joshua Miller, Jocelin
Nunez, Margie Pardo, Daniel Pinero,Jaxon
Purvis, Kassidy Redish, Neydel Rego,
Lazaro Sandoval, Caleb Stitt, Mark
Vasquez, Erika Venegas and Kinsey
Winstead
3rd Grade A-B
Selena Acosta, James Alegria, Kara
Alexander, Eli Barnes, Alberto Cabana,
Steven Calderon, Nellanie Cantu, Brianna
Cardenas, Derrick Cox, Diana Espinoza,
Ivan Espinoza, Darren Etheridge, Ruby
Figueroa, Vanessa Gamez-Fernandez,
Joshua Garcia, Iscel Gomez, David,
Gonzalez, Jailine Gonzalez, Viviana
Guerrero, Maggie Harris, Priscila
Hernandez, Kassandra Karr, Jaob Kirk,
Corbyn Kohutek, Leondro Madrid,
Victoria Magana, Samantha Martinez,
Jason Mathis, Benjamin Nieves, Philip
O'Bannon, Ivan Perez-Aguas, Zeida
Rabelo, Alondra Reyna, Gerardo Rivas-
Leal, Clara Rutter, Markquis Skcrvin, Jose
Vasquez, Maria Villeda, and Juan Zamora
4th Grade A
Hannah Andrews, Julian Arteaga, Lizbeth
Beltran, Kayla Calhoun, David Deleon,
Jaylene Gomez, Guadalupe Guillen,
Jeffrey Harris, Estefania Hernandez,
Brendon Herrera, Kayla Howard, Joel
Jimenez, Raul Pardo, Joel Perez, Estefania
Rodriguez, Jordan Russell, Emily Schwarz,
Chasity Smith, and Jakob Wagner
4th Grade A-B
Jose Aguilar, Amelia Alegria, Lexy Barraza,
Kenneth Barrientos, Courtney Blanset,
Carlos Crespo, Eduardo Cruz, Gabriella
Davis, Sierra Foster, Matias Garcia, Yuri
Garcia-Camacho, Richard Gomez, Abigaid
Gonzalez, Ricky Gonzalez, Karly Harn,
Laura Hernandez, Jesse Huff, Angelica
Jimenez, Gerardo Lazalde, Tristan Leal,
Joselyn Mancilla, Elizabeth Marquez,
Samuel Marquez, Jocelyn Martinez, Anahi
Montalvo, Elisa Moreno. Luis Nunez,
Beverly Paz, Noah Pequeno, Tommy Ray,
Alex Santiago, Kyla Scott, Daisy Soto,
Selina Soto, Tristan Story, Amanda
Sullivan, Mireya Vasquez, Daniel Villeda,
and Erica White
5th Grade A
EEsmerelda Alaniz, Joey Leon, Denise
Moreno, and Matthew Reyna
5th Grade A-B
Yarely Acevedo, Miguel Aguilar, Angel
Aguilar-Marquez, Amy Akin, Jessica
Almaguer, Ana Arreola, Gehobany Avila-
Zea, Omar Bahamundi, Eduardo Benitez,
Adriana Cardenas, Liliana Carranza,
Kenneth Carrion, Alex Castillo, Angelica
Cordes, Angel Cornelius, Michelle
Delgado, Emileigh Eiden, Yesmin
Erreguin, Omar Figueroa, Jessica
Gonzalez, Graciela Grifaldo, Erick
Hernandez, Brianna Herrera, Ariel
Jimenez, Kaitlyn Lawton, Diana Leal,
Karen Maciel, Nelianne Malave, Karol
Martinez, Tania Martinez, Esmerelda
Mendez, Miguel Mendez, Desiree Orengo,
Erick Pena, Teofilo Pequeno, McKenzie
Redish, Ricardo Rodriguez, Adrian Rivera,
Luis Rojas, Sujeivelis Rueda, Thelma
Santiago, Natalie Simmons, Zack Smith,
Luke Storey, Carolina Tejeiro, Bianca Trejo,
and Ernan Zuniga

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Keller Daniel, Lee Brittany, Martinez
Michael, Mendoza Vanessa, Pascher
Cassidy, Pepitone Michael, Rice Jordan,
Rogers Austin, Salinas Magali, Saucedo
Adriana
6th Grade A/B
Arnold Abby Barrios Patricia, Bedolla
Fernando, Bell Skylar, Benitez Maria,
Bustamante Sergio, Callejas Jesus, Cantu
Natalie, Castillo Angelica, Cisneros
Melinda, Coker Garrett, Cortez Yasmin,
Cruz Lorena, Dean Kyle, Deleon Jasmine,
Dominguez Tracey, Dominguez Zulema,
Dunham Melissa, Faz Ashley, Gamez Kayla,
Garcia Daniel, Garcia Homer, Gause
Christian, Gomes Ana, Gomez Juana,
Gomez Sanjuana, Gonzalez Yuvisela,
Grifaldo Norma, Gutierrez Josue,
Hernandez Estefani, Heuer Shenna, Holt
Austin, Howel Blaine, Jedrykowski
Amanda, Jimenez Jose, Johnson Caroline,
Johnson Leah, Luna Liliana, Martinez
Patricia, McKenzie Sylicia, Melgoza
Kasandra, Moreno Gerardo, Orduna
Jusue, ego Gerardo, Orduna Jusue,
Pequeno Jesus, Pequeno Jesus, Plaza
Esteban, Ramirez Juan, Reyes Roger, Rivas
Jack, Robertson Holley, Santiago Tania,
Santillan Isaac, Serrano Bianey. Sims
Jerica, Smith Eileen, Soto Evelyn, Timms
Alexis, Urbanowski Elizabeth, Vargas Anna,
White elizabeth, White Logann, Yawn-
White Emma, White Elizabeth, White
Logann, Yawn-White Emma, Zamora
Maria, Zuniga Araceli, Zuniga Cristina,
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7th Grade A
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Abigail, Ramirez Albar, Rivera Kendrick,
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Arellano Aida, Barksdale Cody, Curia
Maria, Dominguez Yoana, Erreguin Jose,
Fiore Jordan, Foutch Alari, Garza Lindsey,
Gonzalez Ivana, Gonzalez Thalia.
Guerrero Katie, Inman Courtney Jones
Tyra, Lopez Anna, Lucas-Garda Jennifer,
Madrid Clarissa, Magana Alejandra,
Magana Paulina, Marquez Martina, McVay
James, Mendez Luis, Miller Jarred,
Mourfield Arika, Olguin Cristal, Ortiz
Maria, Paz Angelica, Reinbott Rachael,
Resendiz Celia, Robinson Danny Santillan
Yarithza, Sloan Mark, Tanner Brittney
Vasquez Michael, Zuniga Sergio
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Trisha, Burton Alton, Burton Ronald,
Callejas Clarisa, Chavez Jasmine,
Desantiago Jacqueline, Gielow Michelle,
Gomez Sergio, Hicks Brittanv.
JeanBaptiste Andrew, Lapp Sara, Leos
Cesarco, Lopez Flavio, Maldonado
Giovana, McVey Brennah, O'Ferrell Tyler,
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6 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009


Immokalee casino expands


by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
It had to be Immokalee's big-
gest party ever the Seminole
Tribe's celebration of the $22 mil
lion expansion of its Immokalee
Casino and everybody was in-
vited.
Even with double its origi-
nal floor space, the casino was
crammed with happy people Feb.
12, enjoying the games, the enter-
tainment and the celebrities.
Tribe dignitaries welcomed
their guests in traditional fashion
with a native language prayer by
medicine man Bobby Hart and
Chairman of the Seminole Tribe
of Florida Mitchell Cypress shared
his early memories of Immokalee
as a cow town.
Mr. Cypress asked the crowd
to support the Tribe's plans by
writing their Congressmen to
vote for the new Seminole com-
pact under consideration by the
Legislature because, if they do,
"everyone will benefit."
But it was Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition's wildly popular Ty
Pennington who stole the show
as the audience helped him in-
tone "Move that bus!" to reveal
the brand new addition to the
casino.
Immokalee's own Edgerrin
James was among the dignitaries
and was probably the most popu-
lar man there. The running back
for the Arizona Cardinals said he's
thrilled with the casino and its ex-
pansion.
"This is huge for me," he said.
"I always try to bring my friends


Church Briefs

Shrove Tuesday
Breakfast planned
Shrove Tuesday Pancake
Breakfast at Church of the Good
Shepherd, fellowship hall. 1098
Collingswood Parkway on Tues-
day, February 24, from 6-9AM
Price: $4.50 for pancakes, sau-
sage, scrambled eggs, juice and
coffee Sponsored by: Church of
Good Shepherd Men's Club and
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Holy
Name Society. Take outs encour-
aged. See you the 24

Warm breakfast,
Christian concern
First Christian Church will
hold a breakfast Saturday, Feb.
28, at 8 a.m. If you or someone
you know is in need of a delicious
warm breakfast and lots of Chris-
tian love and concern, please join
them. The church is located at the
corner of Lee and Ford Streets be-
hind Badcock furniture. For more
information call 675-1366.

Church of God burgers
Enjoy old fashioned Church of
God hamburgers at SCF Saturday,
Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the La-
Belle Church of God, Hwy. 80 and
Elm St. Hamburger, cole slaw,
baked beans and a drink for $6.

Feel better about life
Have you ever felt overcome
by life's difficulties? Have you
ever wished you could stop giving
control of your life to people from
your past? Would you like to get
your life, and maybe even your
health, back? If so, then register
today for the "Forgive to Live"
seminar being held at Carlson Me-
morial United Methodist Church
on Saturday, March 7 from 9 to
4. This community-wide event is
presented by Dr. Dick Tibbits of
Florida Hospital in Orlando and
is based on his best-selling book
"Forgive to Live How Forgive-
ness Can Save Your Life." The cost
is $25.00 per person and includes
a copy of the book, lunch, snacks
and beverages. A financial "help
ing hand" is available if needed.
Register before by March 1. Call
Marty Cowen (863-675-4710),
Joyce Salzmann (863-675-6314),
Mary McHenry (863-675-8753),
or email macowen@embarq-
mail.com.

Church thrift store
open Saturdays
The Church of God of Proph
ecy in Moore Haven's thrift shop
is open from 9 a.m.-l p.m. on Sat-
urdays only, All things are given
for donation. Proceeds help with
expenses of the church. All things
are nice and clean, they are trans-
ported by Cowboy Church Hand
& Hand Ministries of Palmdale. If
you would like to help in some
way call 863-612-0640,

Time for a change
Freedom Fellowship Ministries
has made some changes and you,
too, have the power to change
through Jesus Christ. They are
offering many classes and ser
vices to help you change what
you thought was unchangeable
through the power and grace of
God.
Two new adult Sunday school
classes begin at 10:45 a.m., 1301


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
People gathered outside waiting for Ty Pennington of Ex-
treme Makeover Home Edition to "Move that bus!"


here and this is a great, having
this in my hometown. It's amaz-
ing and will bring a lot of tourists
to Immokalee."
Will Edgerrin come back to
Florida to play? All he would say
is, "You never know."
Tribal members reveled in
the day, proud and happy, they
called it a "Tribal success" that
are very eager to share with their
neighbors. The Tribe has been ex-
tremely generous with the fruits
of it success.
Chief Operating Officer for
Seminole Gaming John James
said the casino is a "diamond in
rough in the middle of the Ever-
glades."
With the 43,700-square-
foot expansion the casino now
sprawls over 75,600 square feet.
The number of Las Vegas-style


SR 29N.
Inner Healing at the Counsel-
ing Center every Tuesday night 7
p.m. with Pastor Tina Wills guid-
ing you into allowing God to set
you free from the past.
The Construction Zone: helps
in understanding the basics of
faith and learning what your pur-
pose is.
Financial Freedom: helps in
biblical principals relating to fi-
nances.
Also available at Freedom
Counseling and Services Center
.. For the Lord: every Monday
night at 7 p.m. All ages: a small
group setting for sharing every-
day struggles as well as alcohol
and drub abuse issues. You will
be aided in getting the power to
overcome the temptations of the
world.
Overcoming addictive be-
haviors: every Thursday night 7
p.m.. This class is for anyone that
struggles with addictive behavior:
food, drugs, caffeine, TV, alcohol,
tobacco, lying, cheating, worry-
ing, gossiping and selfishness are
just a few examples. This class
will help you learn what causes
these behaviors, how to over-
come them and to work in the
freedom and excellence that God
intends for you.
"For whom the Son shall set


slot and gaming machines stands
at 1,100.
With 38 gaming tables, includ
ing Black Jack, Baccarat, Mini
Baccarat and poker tables with
Gai Pow, Texas Hold 'Em Bonus
Poker and other games you may
think you're in Las Vegas.
The casino experience in-
cludes great food. The New York
Deli promises to be very popular,
with a dining experience that ri-
vals the Big Apple itself. The origi-
nal family style restaurant is still a
great choice as well.
With the new Players Club
amenities, Zig Zag Bar with en-
tertainment, even non-gamers
will find something fun at the
Immokalee casino.
Seminole Casino Immokalee
is the only 24-hour gaming facility
in Southwest Florida.


free shall be free indeed." John
8:36
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.;
adults CIA building, teens TYC
building; kids hall classroom.
For further information please
contact the office at 863-612
9899.

Forgiveness seminar
planned
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
email macowen@embarqmail.
com.


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3B ACRE M6 LOB on the city $79,900. and
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38R/2A HOME! large Oaks and nicely
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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009 7


Swamp Cabbage Events


Handicapped parking will be
at the Jennings Hardware Store at
Ft. Thompson Avenue and Bridge
Street. This will be strictly en
forced. Vendor only parking along
Lee Street between Ft. Thompson
and Park Avenue. Must have a
Vendor/Entertainment Pass. En-
tertainment Passes are only for
the time allotted.
There will be no vehicular
traffic north of Park Avenue off
Main Street and Lee Street will be
closed north of Ft. Thompson Av-
enue. No vehicles in Barron Park.
Those left in the park are subject
to being towed at owner's ex-
pense. Public parking is available
at the First Baptist Church on Main
Street and several other locations
nearby.
Remember the Bridge Street
bridge will close at 9:30 am and
re-open at 12:30 pm.
On behalf of Sheriff Steve
Whidden, please join us at the
festival and have a safe and enjoy
able time.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
11:00 am Opening Ceremony
- Prayer
11:05 am National Anthem
11:15 am Buckshot Band
12:00 pm Queen & Princess
Introduction & Performance 12:30
pm Introduction of Dignitaries &
Parade Awards 1:00 pm Freedom
Fellowship Praise Team 2:00 pm
Country Rhythm Cloggers
2:45 pm Buckshot Band
3:45 pm Blue Steel Blues Band
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
8:30 am Freedom Fellowship
Ministdes
10:45 am Zena Gatch
11:45 am Announcements &
Queen & Princess Performance
12:00 pm Fiddling Bill & The Ten-
nessee Band
1:15 pm LaBelle Dance Studio
2:15 pm Freedom Fellowship
Praise Team
3:15 pm Country Rhythm
Cloggers
4:00 pm Jimmy Richards
ABOUT TOWN
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Old Timer's Dinner LaBelle
Civic Center (behind City Hall on
Hwy 80 West) Sponsored by La-
Belle Heritage Museum
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
11 am Pizza at the VFW 10100


on South 29
6 pm Music by Pee Wee start-
ing at the VFW 10100 on South
29
7 pm SCF Princess & Queen
Contest, LaBelle High School Au
ditorium $5 per person
8 pm SCF Professional Bull
Riding Event LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds -SR 29 South
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
8:30 am Swamp Stomp 5K
Run-Walk (Florida Community
Bank) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm South
Central Florida Car Show (Ft.
Thompson and Bridge Street)
10:00 am Swamp Cabbage
Festival Parade North on Bridge
Street to Barron Park (Judges
Stand at Florida Community
Bank)
10 am 5:00 pm Join us at
Barron Park for Entertainment,
Food, and Crafts
12:00 BBQ Ribs Cole Slaw
with music by Pee Wee starting
VFW on South 29
12:30 Parade Awards, Bar-
ron Park
1:00 to 4:00 pm Kruisin with
Kati Motorcycle Games (spon-
sored by American Legion) Bar-
ron Library Grounds
1:00 pm Nasgrass Lawn
Mower Racing Invitational -Pratt
Blvd off Cowboy Way
1:00 5:00 pm Free Walk
In LaBelle Nature Park Frasier &
Hardee St.
8:00 pm SCF Professional
Bull Riding Event LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
From Safe Light until 2:30
pm Annual Swamp Cabbage
Bass Tournament, Weigh-in 2:30
pm on the River Bank
10:00 am 5:00 pm Join Us
at Barron Park
10:00 am 2:00 pm South
Central Florida Car Show -Barron
Library Grounds
1:00 pm Nasgrass Lawn
Mower Racing Invitational Pratt
Blvd. off Cowboy Way
3:30 pm SCF Professional
Bull Riding Event LaBelle Rodeo
Grounds
Turkey Shoot at the VFW on
South 29.


SSBR Pro Bull Riding

This year will be the first rider so he knows what riders like
Swamp Cabbage SSBR Pro Bull in a bull.
Riding at the LaBelle Rodeo This year some professional
Grounds on Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 bull riders will be competing and
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21at 8 p.m. it should make a great show for
and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. the whole family, especially with
The Southern States Bull Rid- the 2008 National Finals Rodeo
ing (SSBR) features Randant and Clown Act of the Year performing
Lee Buckin' Bulls, voted Stock too.
Contractors of the Year by rid- The rodeo is sponsored by
ers. Jamie Randant is passionate the Rodeo Bar and Grill, U Save,
about his breeding program; he Family Eye Care, TDC and LaBelle
used to be a professional bull Dodge.



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1.15 +/- ac of commercial property w/Cowboy Way
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$299,900
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Langford
Continued From Page 1
Oscar also cut pulp wood be-
fore he got into the business that
would become his life -- cars. He
went to work for Blitz Wegman's
Ford sales in 1953. In 1956 he
went into business for himself.
His first new car franchise was
in 1962 for Jeep. In 1964 he got
a Chrysler franchise and then
bought the Ford dealership from
Mr. Wegman in 1975.
His original dealership was
located where the Winn-Dixie
is now, built by Bill Maddox. He
later built the facility at his current
location himself. He sold the deal-
ership to his sons, Paul and Pat,
in 2007, but continues to keep an
office there.
Oscar was always commu-
nity minded. He helped start the
LaBelle Quarterback Club and
served as its first president. The
club built LaBelle's first football
field -- Vermont Owens Stadium
-- behind LaBelle Elementary
School. It was a community ef-
fort and, not only did they raise
the money, the communityalso
pitched in to do the labor to com-
plete the bleachers, field and all.
He also helped start the Ro-
tary Club -- again serving as its
first president. He was a member
of the Lions Club. He has been a
member of the American Legion
and VFW for over 50 years and
has membership in the NRA.
We're just getting started,
folks.
He was a volunteer firefighter
for some ten years and served as
Justice of the Peace in the '60s. It
was a unique situation, he said.
The office was open because of
an earlier controversy and he was
"drafted" to run. He actually lob-
bied to get the position abolished,
as there was little to be done
anyway. As JP he was technically
the coroner at the time, although
he said he never actually had to
serve in that capacity.
Oscar also served as a LaBelle
constable and worked with the
sheriff's deputies as needed. He
said he sometimes helped fill
out warrants that needed to be
served.
Oscar was also a member
of the LaBelle City Commission
from August 1968-August 1973
and for several years was on the
county zoning board.
For Oscar Langford, his leg
acy is his family. "My sons have
contributed more than I have ...
they're both fine young men. I'm
proud of them."
Son Pat had served on the
school board since 1992 and is
a mainstay in youth athletics. He
is the sales manager for Langford
Ford.
Paul, a former Quarterback
Club President and a former Pop
Warner Coach, has taken over
the company reins as president
of Langford Ford. The dealership
has always stepped up when the
community asks. Langford has
been generous in supporting
youth, Hendry County schools
and the fight against breast can-
cer. For many years Langford has
provided a vehicle for the sum-
mer driver education class at La-
Belle High School and, along with
Ford Motor Company, supports a
$1,000 FFA scholarship annually.
Coincidentally, Langford Ford
supplies many of the vehicles


Submitted photos
Oscar Langford Jr.


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Oscar Langford sold ice in the 1950s from his 1949 Ford F100
pick up. It was just one of the jobs that ultimately led him to
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According to Oscar, he learned
honesty from his father. "Every-
one loved my daddy," Oscar said.
"He never imposed on anyone,
never took anything that didn't be
long to him." With a ninth grade
education, he made a living for
his family and could relate to his
fellow man, Oscar fondly recalls.
Like so many talented women of
her time, his mother spent her life
as a housewife, a good cook and
mother.
The Langford family includes
Oscar's wife TracyJoan Langford;
his grandchildren Tracy, Jada and
Lori, plus great-grandchildren:
Blayne and Brett (Tracy's sons)
and Luke (Jada's son). Along
with Lori, the family is also eager-
ly awaiting the birth of her baby.
Oscar always loved the people
of LaBelle who he found to be
friendly and helpful -- traits he
has always lived up to in his deal-
ership. and raised his children to
admire.
Oscar Langford said he hasn't
missed anything he cared about.


The 43rd


"It's been a pretty good life," he
said.
The Langford family has given
to this community for over 40
years, whatever was asked, but
this soft spoken Southern gentle-
man simply wants to be remem
bered as a family man.


Childs
Continued From Page 1
This is a great community, Da-
vid is quick to say, adding, "My
home is in LeHigh, but my heart
is in LaBelle."
He is proud that folks in the
community understand the store
isn't just there to "make a buck"
-it's also about giving back to
the community, helping as much
as you can, he said. The Beaver
family supports that stance and
the LaBelle store has become the
standard for the rest of the com-
pany.
David doesn't like the spot-
light. He's very happy with a sim-
ple heartfelt thank you for all his
efforts. "I don't need an award. It
humbles me to think people think
so much of me in the communi-
ty," he said.
David finds himself looking
forward to the many community
events he helps so much with.
For instance, the upcoming Youth
Livestock Show is one of the high-
lights of his year -attending the
livestock shows, bidding on the
animals. He even volunteers with
the Quarterback Club, helping
work Friday night football games.
David isn't even sure if he's a
member. He just loves to do it.
He and his "best friend" Esther
have been married since 1977.
She works for the Henderson-
Franklin law firm in Fort Myers
and David points out that she is
very supportive of him. She also
attends many of the functions
with him and is pleased with his
acceptance by this community.
They attend the First Assembly of
God church in Fort Myers. Their
daughter, Anita, is a labor and
delivery nurse at Health Park. She
and her husband, Brian, have


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a 16-month-old daughter. The
Childs' son, David Jr., is a survey-
or in Beaumont, Texas.
David said his priorities are
God, family and church, and
credits them with any success he
has enjoyed.
Over the years he said he has
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"After all, if I moved up, I'd have
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Submitted photo
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UNITED STATES

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MULTI-CRAFT WELDER/MECHANICS

Mechanical skills

*Safely fabricate, install, inspect, maintain, trou-
bleshoot and repair conveyors, hydraulic sys-
tems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, steel
structures, chutes, fans, pipelines, valves, ves-
sels, pressure vessels.

WELDING( Able to pass a 6G welding Test)

*Utilize miscellaneous metal working equipment
and processes such as arc welding, oxy-
gen/acetylene, MIG, TIG and plasma methods to
perform welding functions.

Jdooley@ussugar.com
Apply on line at www.ussugar.com


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HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
'Where It'sA bout ettina Better"
Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical
Supervisor in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Serology
Immunohematology, and Microbiology. Previous mgmt exp
pref. Must also possess excellent customer services skills to
interact with patients, staff, and visitors.
Full time Registered Nurse
(Openings for Med/Surg/ER/CCU)
Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr. exp in area
of expertise.
Full time Radiographer/Mammographer
Must be ARRT registered and licensed as a Radiologic
Technologist in Florida
Full time Med/Surg Manager/ADON
Master's degree is desirable, BSN min. (5)yrs of
recent clinical hospital exp. Demonstration of management
communications, interpersonal and financial accountability
skills through increasing job responsibilities and (3)years
prior mmt position. Licensed as an RN in the State of Florida.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification req., RNC desirable.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2yrs exp in a health care related fied pref with prior exp in
registration or business office functions. Knowledge of med-
ical terminology is a plus. Must possess excellent customer
relations skills.
Full time Accountant
Bachelor's degree preferred in accounting or busi-
ness. Previous experience required: healthcare
accounting experience preferred.
Full time Chief Nursing Officer
Previous Nursing management experience required.
Must possess a valid FL RN license; BSN required,
MSN preferred.
Appf Online: www.hendryregional.org
Drug Free Workplace* EOE


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IMMOKALEE

IT'S YOUR THING



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

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

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
WWW.THESEMINOLECASINO.COM TO DOWNLOAD AN
APPLICATION AND LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.
Employment Preference
The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans First preference in hiring,
training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who meet
the job requirements Second preference is given to other members of federally recognized Native American Tribes who
meet the job requirements
If you are interested in applying for any of these positions complete an Application and return it to the Casino HR
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Employment -
Ful-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



BLUEBERRY FARM Estamos
Ilenando aplicaciones para la
cosecha de 8am-1pm el 21
de Febrero y el 2 de Marzo.
Las aplicaciones solo se re-
cibiran en esos 2 dias sola-
mente. 3200 Howard Rd
LaBelle


BRANCH MANAGER/
INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
Looking for individual
with management
experience to run
branch operation/
sales in steel, power
transmission and
industrial supplies.
E-mail resume to
kdeantabobdean
suppoolv.com
or call H/R at
239 332-1131

LOOKING FOR Outgoing &
Motivated Individuals for a
Great Outdoor Job. College
Students Welcome! Call
239-936-3328


MAINTENANCE HELP
Needed for grounds keeping.
Pror experience with com-
mercial mowers, irrigation
systems and water lines a
plus! Valid FL Driver's Li-
cense & transportation re-
quired. Full Time, Mon-Fri.
$8.00/hr. Call between
8am-5pm. (863)675-7555
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


, EDISON STATE
COLLEGE
The Hendry Glades Center of
Edison State College is search-
ing for a Writing Center lrtor &
Math lab Ttor, Both positions
are located at the Hendry
Glades Center in laBelle and
are part-time (approx 15 hours
a week).
Please apply online at
https://jobs,edisln edu. Feel
free to contact Brooke Bruhn
with any questions at
(863) 674-llll or
bhhruhnr edissn.edu.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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INCOME & YOUR REWARDS!
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QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER
CLEWISTON, FL
Maintains Quality & Safety Control Plan for levee &
finish mowing, custodial serv. & security patrol to
ensure full conformance to contract req. and/or
Corp of Engineers directives through frequent re-
view/inspections. 4-yr Business or related field
degree or equiv yrs exp. & 3 yrs in Quality Control
req. Valid FL DL w/acceptable driving record for
insur under co. insur. & ability to travel to outlying
locations. $34,402/yr

Download application packet @
www.oulfstreamooodwill.com
Fax completed packets to 561-848- 1475
ATTN: HR Dept: EOE M/F/D/V


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*Ads will run in the Wednesday Okeechobee News and weekly publications.


HELP WANTED
ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST
Hendry County Social Services is looking for an
experienced part time temporary Eligibility Special-
ist for the Clewiston office. The position is
20-25hr wk, $11.65 Mon-Fri from 8am-1pm. The
position is determining eligibility & processing low
income individuals or families needing assistance
from our Social Service programs. The temporary
part time position will be for approximately 3
months, starting approximately March 1,2009.

Job descriptions & applications can be obtained at
100 E. El Paso Satellite Office Clewiston & 165 S.
Lee St Courthouse Square LaBelle. Deadline for
applying is February 23, 2009.

Vet Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application process should contact
the Hendry County Human Resources
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Servicee435



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INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
PAINTING
ResidentiaVCommercial
FREE Estimates
(239)297-9244


WINDOW WASHING
Glass & Vinyl, No Job
Too Big or Small.
(863)675-7306
or (863)885-1392
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
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10 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009


Merchandise



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




FOUR TON A/C Heat unit for
mobile home. $700 or best
offer (772)260-6852



KENMORE Full size dish-
washer only used 6 mo.
$100 or best offer
(863)467-4567 or 467-6865
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$700 (863)467-9048
STOVE Ge,white electric very
good condition. $125.
(239)410-6870
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
1yr warranty(239)694-0778
WHIRLPOOL WASHER with
FREE DRYER Big Tub
Washer 3 years old $150.
(863)675-3693



FREEZER Kenmore upright
freezer Med size, good con-
dition come see. $80/or
best offer (863)467-5680
PANINI MAKER / GRILL By:
W. Puck. New (gift) So nice!
New $69, Will se for $45
(863)467-8140
ROTESSERIE, SHOWTIME -
NEW! Complete w/extra's.
Was $190, Will sell for $135.
(863)467-8140



CRAFTSMAN-RIDING LAWN
Tractor 18.5 HP 42" -
$400. (239)340-5278
(239)633-3601




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JOHN DEERE L-130 GARDEN
TRACTOR 48CUT 23hp
KHOLER, NICE $1000.
(873)467-1358


EXCELLENT Ladies TREK bike
has balloon tires, cost $400
asking $275 (863)763-3796
MENS AND LADIES ROAD-
MASTER MT SPORT 5X BI-
CYCLES BRAND NEW
MENS-BLACK AND GREY
WOMENS- BLUE AND
WHITE PAID $200 FOR
BOTH $125/neg.
(863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine. Cost $900 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-4551



STEEL BUILDINGS #1
Recession Discounted
Some below Cost to Site
Call for Availability
www.ScQ-Qrp.com
Source#15M
Phone: 561-719-7602


CRIB SET (POOH)- 10 Pc crib
set, GREAT cond. 7 Free
pooh toys, call for info
[Okee] $80. (863)261-2604
CRIB W/MATTRESS Spindle-
Jenny Lynn. Light Maple Col-
ored. Good Condition. $50.
(863)634-3324
EDDIE BAUER Adventurer
Stroller/Car Seat used only
a few times. Paid $329.00
$150. (863)675-0104
EDDIE BAUER convertible
Baby Travel Bed Used only
one time. Paid $249.00
$100. (863)675-0104
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Swings 2 ways,
6speeds +ALOT MORE Pd
150$! $80. (863)261-2604
NEWBORN TO 26 Ibs Several
white snap t-shirts/onsies.
Clean, spotless, excel cond.
(Okee) $12. (863)763-6131
STEP TWO Cabin Play House -
Excellent Condition.
$60/firm. (863)634-3324


BIG MANS 2X black leather
jacket Gently worn with zip
outlining and hood. $125/or
best offer (863)763-0722
BLACK LEATHER Motorcycle
Jacket Size 40, gently worn
$50/or best offer.
(863)763-0722


WILL PAY $10 for old Silver
Dollar coins, more for gold
coins. Call (941)423-9843
flcracker29@gmail.com



COMPUTER Desktop Family
Computer, Xp Pro.,Games
Etc. Complete. $75.
(863)517-2782
PRINTER Lexmark 3150,
also prints & copies photo's
$25. (863)763-1997
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.


BED Queen size w/Mirror, 2
night stands. Solid wood. Ex-
cellent condition. $500
(863)843-0759
BR SET king size bed, frame,
mattress, springs, older
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$100. (863)467-7139
CHAISE CHAIR sits 2 people
comfy great shape $100/or
best offer (863)447-0965
COLOR TV 13" color TV in
good condition. $15.
(863)467-5299
DINETTE SET FREE dropleaf
table & 4 chairs. U haul $0.
(954)629-6766
FRENCH PROVINCIAL By Lex-
ington. Bdrm. & more 11
pcs. $1500 for ALL!
(863)532-8180
KING SIZE bed and matching
armor Solid wood head-
board, footboard and wood-
en side rails. Armoire has 1
removable shelf and 3 draw-
ers. $350. (863)634-7291
LIVINGROOM Sofa, love
seat, wing chair, coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables $1000 or
best offer (863)763-5334
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA-
Converts to a twin bed flor-
al, $250. (863)357-6997
QUEEN SIZE Broyhill poster
bed includes headboard,
footboard, and wooden side
rails, beautiful and in great
condition $200.
(863)634-7291
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC BED -
like new, Twin size, $75 or
best offer (863)357-2233
Okeechobee area
SECTIONAL Brown in excel-
lent condition. $350.
(239)410-6870
SMALL BLACK Computer
Desk 2 Shelves, Kidney
Shape $20. (863)467-7996
SOFA & LOVE SEAT By Drexel
w/pillows & arm covers.
Very nice! $175 complete.
(863)532-8180
SOFA BED flips down into
double bed, 72", color
med.blue, new cond. $175.
(863)763-1997






CLUB CAR Used, Good con-
dition, charger, $900 or best
offer (863)697-1350


COLT AR15 Match Target -
24" Stainless Bull Barrel
2.5X10 Scope (TRADE)
$2000. (772)461-8822
MAUSER CARBINE Sporter-
ized Model 1895 7MM Bolt
Action $200.
(772)461-8822
RUGER 357 Magnum special,
stainless steel. New.
$400 firm Call after 6 pm
863-675-3255 LaBelle
RUGER 45 ACP S.S, with 3
S.S. magazines. Excellent
shape. $425.
(863)673-3893
SAVAGE 0/U 30-30, 20 GA.
Mod 24V Checkered Stock
w/Scope $400 Call
863-634-4758
S/W 44 Mac 2" Barrel 5 shot -
New $500 863-634-4758


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


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NEWSPAPER,,,

saves you money by
providing information
about best buys.

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SCHWINN EXERCYCLE-UP-
RIGHT Sturdy, w/reading
stand, comfortable adj seat.
$45ineg. (863)381-6273



BEIGE MOBILE Home Tub
Surround New In Box $40.
(863)467-7996



NEW BENCH SWING 5ft -
Comfortable w/heavy duty
frame & support $275.
(863)675-7306


POWER WHEEL chair 2006 -
for extra large person. Lke
new condtion. $1200/or
best offer (863)634-5225
SCOOTER Merts S541 Po-
neer$695 (863)983-7949


BOWFLEX POWERPRO Nev-
er been used. Includes leg
attachments. $550.
(863)763-7750
FIREPLACE charming,
moveable, faux, w/heater &
faux lit logs, 1950s? $250.

MOBILE HOME Has lot rent
$300 month includes utilites
GREAT DEAL!! $3000.
(863)801-1551
NEW DIGITAL CONVERTOR






chbne in swing out cabinet /
BOX $35 (863)517-2077
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 70 hsp
parts only trim $150.
(5863)61-0682








SEWING MACHINE Antique
Singer electric sewing ma-















new $200/or best offer
tabe. $100. (863)467-5299
WHEELS 1-{4} -6 LUG, 161N.
STOCK WHEELS FOR TOYO-
TA TACOMA 4X4 $200.





(863)634-1161
Brighton Baptist Church has a






CLARINET Black color with
silver liing and like brand
new. $200/or best offer
(863)610-1545







FREE AYR INSIDE SPAYED
BOSTON TERRIER/BLUE
HEALER W/ROOM TO RUN
$0. (863)697-6690
KITTENS 1 blk male,
blk/wht femae,14 weeks/lit-
ter tra ned $0.


trained, good with kids. Has
papers $700 (863)235-1739
Toy size, AKC, champon
sired, Affenpinscher, Toy fox
terriers. 863-675-1571


SOLOFLEX HOME Gym -
Bench, lever arm, butterfly,
dip bar, leg ext, guide.
$185/neg. (863)381-6273



SONY SURROUND Sound
System Sony system with
dvd playeCall after 5 $250.
(863)763-4493
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
speakers n box with 2000
watt amp $600.
(863)697-9014


METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed wih ots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
TOOL BOX UWS DIAMOND
PLATE W/TOP RAIL....FITS
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA.
$100. (863)634-1161


LITTLE TYKES Swngset -
CALL FOR NFO/PICS $350.




VACUUM Kirby, very good
condition, all attachments in-
cluded. $60.
(239)410-6870


IPOD TOUCH After 4:00 pm
everything you need $150.
(863)467-2423


LaBelle 1BR/1BA Efficiency
style. Large apt. Water, Elec-
tric & Cable TV incl. Fully fur-
nished, fenced-in back yard.
$680 mo. 863-612-5037
Se Habla Espanol.
LARGE 1 Bdrm. apt. for rent.
Close to new iTech in Im-
mokalee. $600 mo. + sec.
dep. Call (239)707-5002

NOW RENTING
Collingswood Apartments
Units Available
with rental assistance.
OFFICE HOURS:
Mon. &Thurs. 8am-4pm
863-675-7650

Equal Housing Oppor-
tunity

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Totally furnished villa at Ox-
bow & Port LaBelle Marina,
awn maint provided. Pool on
premises $700mo 675-0104



BRAND NEW HOME 3/2,
must see. 2457 sq. ft.
$185K or rent for $950/mo.
Call 863-517-0846
Clean 3 bd, ba home in town,
close to everything.
$650/mo. + security. Call
863-673-0066
LABELLE 3 BR, 2 BA, Large
rooms throughout. Single
garage. Community Pool.
825/mo (863)675-0104
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, 2.5
acres, W/D, $975/mo + Sec
Dep. (386)776-1789 or
(386)590-2196
PORT LABELLE 2003 4BR,
2BA, CBS home, close to
elementary sch. Immed.
move-in. $900/mo. 1st, last
& sec. 863-675-1380 or
863-517-0772

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SWEET CYPRESS RANCH
We Offer Seminole 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
ww.sweetcypressranch.com


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


Rentals



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



DUPLEX 3 Bdrm. in the Bel-
mont area of LaBelle, nice
neighborhood, convenient lo-
cation. VERY REASONABLE!
863-673-4630.
FURNISHED 1 Bdrm. Apt.
Near center of LaBelle. $650
mo. + sec. dep. References
required. (863)234-1153


PORT LABELLE Nice 2BR,
1BA $650/mo. & $400 dep.
Call (863)673-6362
PORT LABELLE, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $650 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.

Rent the Best
In LaBelle!
-Riverfront Home-
471 Old CR 78
Newly refurbished
3 bedrooms 2 baths
w/brand new kitchen!
Extra large dock & K acre
On the Caloosahatchee
Reduced to only
$1100 mo!
1st, last& 1 mo
security required
or...
-Great Family Home-
460 Grant St
3 bedrooms 2 baths
Large family rm & garage
Big yard w/privacy fencing
Reduced to $890 a mo!
1st, last& 1 mo
security required

Call Broker- Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946
Move into your dream
home tomorrow!


WATERFRONT Ig. 3BR/2BA,
w/d, Fla. rm., den, garage,
carport, boathouse, ramp,
dock, fruit trees, rver ac-
cess, $900 mo.
(970)728-8011


Agricullure



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



PONY Carmelo/White mare 7
yrs old rides good. Miniature
horses 1 filly, 1 stud, lyr old
buckskin & paint $1200 or
wll seperate (772)260-6852



(BUNTON) ZTR Commerical
mower, 50" cut, 25hp Koh-
ler, ready to go! $2500/neg.
(863)697-2032
BUSHHOG 7, 3pt., hevy du-
ty, like new, $1300 or best
offer (863)517-0470
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125.
(863)674-0467
FERTILIZER SPREADER Wil-
mar, rebuilt to like new,
stainles steel, tandem axle,
$1950. (863)517-0470
RIDING MOWER like new,
42" cut, 22 HP Kohler motor,
less than 20 hours $995/or
best offer (409)423-0520
RYOBI Weed Eater with Ig
spool trim- Brand new, used
only 2 hours. Paid $129.00
asking $75 for both.
(863)532-1054


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.

863-675-3339
6760 Santa Fe North
Corner of Cowboy Way & Cedarwood
Pkwy. (or call for directions).




GREENTREE EAST APARTMENTS
Available for Immediate Occupancy
2 Bedroom Apartments

* Rental Assistance Available to qualified households
* Spacious Apartment in quiet, country setting
* Full time bilingual Site Manager
* Rental rates starting at $529 plus Utilities

Call 902-1577
TDD #1-800-955-8771
701 W Ventura, Clewiston
8:00 AM 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri
Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer



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COUNTRY MEADOWS Newer
dbl wide, 3br,2ba, on one
acre, $850 plus sec dep. Call
(863)675-4573 or 517-1880
LaBelle 2br, 1/;ba, $600 a
mo. + $600 sec dep. Refer-
ences req'd. Cal After 5pm
or Iv msg (239)246-5106
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2BR. Good condition. A/C.
$500-$600. mo.
(863)675-2474 after 4pm



Bank repo 4br/2ba doublewide
setup on very nice lot
$79,900 total price. Financ-
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credit 863-675-8888
BANK REPO'S
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561-721-2230
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New 3br/2ba doublewide
$49,900 includ setup and
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lot. Ready to move in. Easy
financing 863-675-8888
New 3br/2ba mobile on half
acre lot. Easy financing. FHA
available with low down pay-
ment. 863-675-4949
PALM HARBOR 4/2
2,000 Sq Ft
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $499 per month
1-800-622-2832


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
MERCURY 6 cyl, 175 hp
merc on 17.5' hydra sport
bass boat Trailer included,
$3200 (863)467-2267
PONTOON BOAT Select 20
Foot Pontoon Boat for sale.
In good condition. $800.
(239)229-2974
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HEAVY INDUSTRIAL 1 acre,
$125,000. LaBelle area. Call
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Mountain & Lake Views
Great Hunting & Fishing
Bristol Speedway
Watauga Lake (TVA)
Cherokee Nationa Forest
No State Income Tax!
Includes 1/7 share of
2/2 Cabin, Creek, Pond
9+ Acre Parcel @
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Adjoining 5+ Acre Parcel
@ $65,000
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Mobile Homes



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


SEARS 14'BOAT Select -
TRAILER INCLUDED
$475/or best offer
(863)675-1111
V-Bottom alum boat w/ trailer,
15 hp evenrude motor
$1,550 (863)946-3377 or
863-228-6636


COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 or best offer
(863)675-7105
COMPLETE SET Tie-Downs for
slide-in Camper, new 16"
spare tire 6 hole rim w/fold
down, Blue ox hitch for car
pulling $450 for all or will
sperate (863)763-5062
DUTCHMAN, 2000 RV 26',
sleeps 6, $5,000 or best of-
fer Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
SPARE TIRE CARRIER, for 4
inch square bumper, like
new $25.00 or best offer
(863)357-6703
VINTAGE 1970 DODGE
MOTORHOME 318 eng. f-
berglass body, $1500 or
trade (863)801-3667



Parking for Swamp Cabbage
weekend? Daily rates or 3
day stay rates. Dry camping
only. Fenced in area for se-
curity Call 863-612-0543 or
863-673-5276



PONTOON TRAILER 22 foot
galvanized pontoon trailer In
great condition. $1000.
(239)229-2974



FOR SALE 1982, 150 hp
Evenrude outboard, com-
plete less prop $75 or best
offer (863)763-1370


GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $ 800 (863)467-4551
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice conditon $4500
(863)430-6987
Yamaha Star 03-650. 8,000
miles. Extras $3,000 firm
863-673-4341 cell



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New batteries, side curtains,
reconditoned $2495/or best
offer. (863)843-0062
SUZUKI 80 CC 4Wheeler -
Very good condition. $1100
(863)634-7021 Okeechobee






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



CADILLAC Fleetwood 96, Re-
built Trans & new tires, Life-
time Aamco warr,very sound
$800 FIRM (863)634-5914
CADILLAC SADAN DEVILLE
1994 FAIR CONDITION,
NEW BRAKES,POWER WIN-
DOWS LEATHER INTERIOR.
HUNTER GREEN WITH
FLAKES ALSO LOW MILAGE,
CD, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, heated seats, a/c,
auto. Cc, rear defrost, V-8,
FOR MORE INFORMATION
FEEL FREE TO CALL. **
MUST SELL MOVING*
$1200/or best offer
(863)634-6843
CHEVROLET MALIBU 2000 -
V-6, a/c, auto. CD $3200/or
best offer (863)634-4056
(863)634-2296
CHEVY MALIBU 2001, white,
cold ac 30 mpg. $2200
(812)989-3022
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
2001 Ltd. Edition, 5-spd,
4-cyl, original owner
$2500, (231)675-3615
FORD EXPLORER 1994 -
Whitenew tiresruns good.
$1700, (239)657-4348
FORD MUSTANG 1998 SA-
LEEN BODY KIT, FAST CAR
& STRONG SOUND ENGINE,
STAGE 2 HAS PROGRAM-
MER SUPER CHIP AND
READY TO UPGRADE EN-
GINE, LEATHER SEATS,
LOW MILEAGE, RUNS
GREAT, EXCELLENT CONDI-
TIONS. CD, a/c, tinted win-
dows $15000/or best offer
(561)993-2280
FORD MUSTANG GT 1990 -
V-8, 5-spd, ac, CD, 67k mi.
$2500/neg. (863)634-4636
(863)697-0136
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 -
4drs 70,000 org miles great
car, a/c, 1 owner $2300/or
best offer (863)447-0965
(863)447-0941
Ford Taurus 1995, Auto, a/c,
clean, good condition $2000
(863)763-2858
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $3000.
8 6 3 ) 2 0 1 3 4 9 2
863)261-1181


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

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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009 11


I Pul o i


bi oi


HENDRY COUNTY

IS HOLDING A
CONTRACTORS'WORKSHOP
FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

(CDBG) PROGRAM ON
Thursday, February 26, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Hendry County Board of County Commission Chambers
Hendry County Court House
25 E. Hickpochee
LaBelle, Florida

Information: Contact Nancy Phillips,
Hendry County CDBG Consultant at 561-432-1524.



E.UAL HOUS
OFPOHTUNITV
310862 CB/N 2/19/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given that the Local Planning Agency of
Ilendry County (LPA) will hold a public hearing on the
following petition on March 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., at the
I lendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25
E. Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida. The LPA will deter-
mine if the application is consistent with the Ilendry
County Comprehensive Plan and will review the applica-
tion for consistency with the Hendry County Land
Development Code.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will
be made to the Board of County Commissioners for final
consideration at a public hearing. This hearing will be held
on March 24, 2009, at 5:05 p.m. at the Hendry County
Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 E. Ilickpochee
Ave, LaBelle, Florida.
Copies of the files and information regarding die petition
are available for public inspection at the I lendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street,
LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at
said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Petition Number: SE06-0009
Applicant: Aida Santana
Ordinance title: A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, GRANTING A SPE-
CIAL EXCEPTION TO ALLOW A CIURCII AND
RELATED FACILITIES IN A RESIDENTIAL/RURAL
DEVELOPMENT FARM ZONING DISTRICT
Location: 360 Horse Club Avenue, Clewiston, Fl
Property size: 1.25 acres +/-
Request: The applicant is requesting a special exception
to allow a church and related facilities in a
Residential/Rural Development-Farm (RR-F) zoning dis-
trict.
Legal description of subject property: Montura Ranch
Estates First S/D Block 49 Lot 2, Section 22, Township 44S
Range 32E, Hendry County, Florida


Orvell I Toward, Chair
I lndry County Local
Planning Agency


Janet B. Taylor, Chair
I lendry County Board
of County Commissioners


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given tat the Board ot County Commissioners will hold a peic
hearing on the following petition on February 24, 2009 at 5:05 p.m., at the Hendry
Count Courthouse Commission Chambers. 25 E Hiclpochee Ave, LaBelle Flori-
da. The Board of County Commissioners will determine if the application is consis-
tentwitthe Hendy CountyCompreensive Plan and will evewtheapplication for
consistency with the Hendr County Land Development Code.
Copies of the files and informaeon regarding the petitions are available for public in-
speion at the Hendry Oounty Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee
Stee, LaBelle, Florida, and may he viewed Monday through Friday from 8.00 am.
lo5:00 pim.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a per-
so decides to appeal any decision made by he Board with respect to any maner
considered at such meeting or hearing. he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is tobe based
Petition Number: SPO9-0001
Applicant: Rafael & Maureen Herrera
Location: 3970 OR 78 LaBelle FL
Property size: 7.5 acres +/-
Request: The applicants are seeking a special permit to conduct an agriculture
operation, consistng of raising chickens and cows on property zoned Residen-
Balural Development (RR)
Legal descriplion oM subject properly:
River Grove Estates Lots 12 and 3 Section 11 Township 43 S, Range 29E
Hendry County, Florida
Janet B Taylor Chair
Hendry County Boardo County Commissioners
310790 CB/CN 2/19/09


JAGUAR XJ6 SOVEREIGN
1991 JAGUAR XJ6 Sove-
reign. Loaded. 6V 116,000
miles. $3,500 Neg. Call
863)484-0499. $3500/neg.
863)447-0796
PONTIAC FIREBIRD '90 -
black, V6, exc. cond.,
$1900 or best offer
(863)634-7254/467-0913



FORD BRONCO CLASSIC
1978 Antique, 6 cyl, roll
bar, grill guard, magwheels
$5600. (863)763-3966



FORD F150, 77 4 wheel
dirve, stepside truck, Must
See! $5,000. Call Pete
(863)697-3766



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New Batteries, Side Curtains,
Reconditioned $2995/or
best offer. (863)843-0062
GOLF CART Club Car, 48
volt, elect, sun roof, used,
Excellent cond. $1750 or
best offer (863)467-2824


CHEVY 3 TON '95, Flat Bed
truck with dump and motff.
Call for pdce (863)674-9900
TOYOTA UHAUL BOX 1990 -
1Ton rear drive,aluminum
box,cold ac $2650.
(561)261-0682



MUD TIRES 5 BRAND NEW
BFG MUDTERRAIN TIRES
35*12.50*15 $600/firm.
(863)697-8696
MUSTANG PARTS 94-98 2
hoods, doors, door mirrors,
2 wings (1 is roush wing)
$600/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
OFF ROAD tires in good condi-
tion 4-15" 1/2 new price
$160. (863)675-6314
R/C REPAIR Repair for all
types of R/C, Traxxas, ura-
trax, HPI, Etc. Call Chris
$20. (863)801-1683
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRUCK RIMS & Tires Off a
Chevy Z71. 265/75/16 A/T's
Make Offer $125/or best of-
fer (863)634-4557


I I II


I I II


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Floida, will hod a work-
shop to discuss economic development and related issues at 3:30 p.m. on February
24, 2009 at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hick-
poachee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida.
if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings and that for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record ncludes the test-
mony and evidence upon which te appeal is to be based
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Floida
Janet B TayIot. Chair
310976 C/CN 2/19/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that Local Planning Agency of Hendry County (LPA) will
hold a public hearing on the following petition on March 11, 2009 at 6:0 p.m., at
the Hendry Couny Courthouse. Commission Chambers 25 E, Hiclpochee Ave, La-
Belle, Florida The LPA will determine if the pplicaon is consistent with te Hendry
County Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the
Hendry CountyLand Development Code.
The recommendations of the Local Planning Agency will be made to the Board of
County Commissioners for fnal consideration at a public hearing. This hearing wil
be held on March 24, 2009, a 6:05 p.m. at the Hendry County Courthouse, Com
mission Chambers, 25 E Hickpochee ve. LaBelle. Forida
Copies of the files and information regarding the petton are available fo public in
spection at the Hendry County Planning and Zoning Department 165 South Lee
Street, LaBelle, loida, and may be vewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am.
to5:00p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this sue may appear at said meeting f a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter
considerd at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the tesimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Resolutiontle: A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENRY COUNTY. FLORIDA GRANTING VARIANCES FROM
THE 150 FOOT SETBACK REQUIREMENT ON ALL SIDES FOR
STRUCTURES AND PLAY AREAS
Petition Number: VA09-0001
Applicant: Ada Santana
Location: 360 Horse Club Avenue, Clewiston, FL
roperty size: 125 acres +/-
Re est: The ppicant is reuesti a variance of 115.9 feet f n the north and
1352 feet on the west side of the property to use an existing building as a
church. The Hendry County and Devlopment Code requires a building setback
of 150 feet from residentia y zoned property.
Legal description O subijeot poerly:
eontura Rainch states, First S/ Block 49 Lot 2, Section 22, Township 44S
Range 32. Hendry County Florida


Orvell Howard, Chair
Local Planning Agency
310791 CB/CN 2/19/09


Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners


PUBLIC NOTICE
LABELLE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
There wil be a LaBelle Airport Advisory Board Meeting held on Wednesday, March
4,2009 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held at LaBelle City Hall, in the Commis-
sioners Board Room, located at 481 W Hicklochee Avenue in LaBelle
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For Further information please con-
tact the Hendry County Engineer's Office at (863 675-5222 r (863) 983-158.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission
with respect to any matter considered at his meeting, he/she will need a record of
the proceedings and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a ver-
batm record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based
Janet B.Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
310585 B/ClN 219/i9

REQUEST FOR BIOS
SUPPLY AVIATION FUELS TO HENDRY COUNTY
BID NUMBER: 2009-13
OPENING DATE AND TIME: March 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County, Florida, Supply Aviaion Fuels to Hendry County". In order to be considered
bids must received by the Board of County Commissioners at the C.E Hall Building
Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E Hickpochee Ave-
nue, LaBell, Florida by March 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at which time ll responses to
this request will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Insruchons and Bid Documents can be obtained from the Hendry
County Purchasing department, located at 165 S, Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida for
pick up), Post Oice Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975 (mailing address) or by calling
(863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to pay any
costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any ser-
vices. The County reserves te gh to reject any or all submitals received as a re-
sut of this soliciation or to cancel in part or in its entirety this Bid, it it i in the best
interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug/Smoke Free Work Place
HENDRY COUNTY
Jane B Taylor Chair
Board of ounty Commissioners
310291 CBCGS 02/12.19/09

RFP-2009-14
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REOUES
FOR PROPOSALS HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualiied bidders for the demoli
ion and construction of aenacement housing for up to eight (i) single family hous-
ing units located in Hendry County as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program
which consists of Hurricane Housing Recovery Program, Community Development
Block Grants (Z10 and A0), and S..RP Program.
Proposals are due no later than 10:00 am. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 19,
2009 and delivered or mailed to: M. Barbara Butler Hendry County Clerk of the
Court, Past Ofice Box 1760, 25 E Hickpochee Avenue, LaBele, Florida
33975 1760 (the County will not assume any responsibility for proposals received
past the bid opening tme. Any and all proposals received ater this time and date
will not be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked "HENDRY
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM DEMO/REPLACEMENT RFP# in accordance
with the instructions distributed at the mandatory walkthru meeting.
All bids must be accompanied by copy of license and proof of insurance i not al-
ready provided to County. No contctr will be awarded more than three (3) homes
unless they are able to demonstte that they have the financial capacity, staying
and ability to finish projects within the specied completion time.
For specTc project information, contact Ms Nancy Phillips at 561 432 1524 or by
FAX at 561-432-6734 Bids will be opened as soon after the 10 :00 a.m. submiseion
time on Thursday March 19, 2009 in the Hendry County's Clerks Office, Second
Floor at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle
A 'mandatory meeg and contractor walk-thru for review of thes projects will be
held on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00a m. in te lobby of the Hendry County
SHI.R Offce, located at 165 S Lee Street. Court House Square in LaBele. A
fim nt represented at this meeting will be unable to bid All poential bidders must
be in the S.HIP lobby no later than 11:05 am. in order to participate in this RFR
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or rejet bids Hendry Counet is an Equal
Opportunity Employer acively seeking Minoity Contrator Participation and ro
mates Far Housng


I Janet B Taylor
Chairperson, BOCG
310789 CB/CN 2119/09



CHEVY 1 TON DUALLY '77 -
454 eng., 4 speed, great to
restore or farm use, $1750
or trade (863)801-3667
DODGE RAM PICKUP 1998 -
Great running truck. A/c, al-
loy whls. CD, auto. Loaded
$4800. (863)763-3966
FORD 1992 F-250, 7.3 L,
Diesel 5 speed, Good work
truck. $2500 or best offer
(863)835-3251
FORD F-150 1984- Tan col-
orOD,300 eng,4sp,70,OO
miles on the enginecold
ac.Runs and drives like new
or better.Super clean not
for work,custom steering
wheel,dont miss this one.
$2400/or best offer.
(561)261-0682
FORD F150 1992 302 V8
Extended Cab Power Win-
dows/Locks Good Condition.
$1200. (863)634-6601
FORD F-150 1997 2 F-150's
One 4x4 Runs.One 2wd for
parts. $2000/neg.
(863)634-0556
FORD RANGER 1997 4-cyl,
air bags, 1 owner, a/c,
5-spd. $300.
(863)673-1087
FULL SIZE Truck Topper
Black, good condition. For
long wheel base truck. $150
(863)532-1054
ISUZU PICK UP 1994 4-cyl,
5-spd, teal color, runs good,
nice dependable, Gas effi-
cient work truck $1300.
8 863 ) 6 1 2 5 9 2 3
863)675-4139
Shop here first!
The classified ads


OTHER Select Delta Packer
Sport tool box for full size
pick up like new $100.
(863)675-1690



BRIDGESTONE DUELER 4
Used Tires P245/65 R17,
All weather, excellent tread,
$60 for all. (863)610-0575
RANGE ROVER 1995 runs
good, clean, 4x4, power win-
dows/locks, 6 disc changer
$4000/neg. (863)228-7102



UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12
vent,lights,side,rear doors.
$2000. (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER Single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12 vent, lights,
side, rear door $2300.
(863)634-2303



CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY MINI VAN '94 well
maintained, $3500
(941)524-8932 LaBelie
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333
DODGE RAM 50 1996 V-6,
a/c, loaded, blue, conver-
sion. $950. (863)763-3551
(863)467-1358
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Caloosa Belle/Dale Conyers

And the winner is...
Randy Daniels a member of the LaBelle Rotary Club pre-
sented Mrs. Stricklands fifth grade class at LaBelle Ele-
mentary School with a $100 check after their entry was
chosen as the new logo for the Rotary's annaul armadillo
races. Over 85 entries was submitted by all the local el-
ementary schools including West Glades.


Submitted photo/COES

Country Oaks kids
Students of the month for January are: (first row) Paola Guti-
errez, Jose Ramos, Abbigail Sigala, Joshua Miller, Ruby
Figueroa. Second row: Jacob Kirk, Kayla Howard, Maria Al-
bino, Roberto Rueda, Erica White. In the third row: Eliudan
Santamaria, Adriana Cardenas, Yesmin Erregiun, Eduardo
Benitez and Amy Akin.


Submitted photo/COES

Students of the month
Country Oaks kids selected from the younger set, grades kin-
dergarten to grade two, as students of the month for January
are: (first row) Brittany Juarez, Colton Williams, Perla Roa,
MacKenzie Music, Bailee Yott, Abel Hernandez, Madison
Pequeno. In the second row are: William Hill-Butler, Miriam
Villeda, Jane Richardson, Hector Marquez, Luis Orduna-
Casiano, Ruben Guzman, Ezequiel Moreno. Students in the
third row are: Charlie Ruiz, David Mar, Benjamin Molina, En-
rique Hernandez, Nancy Martinez, Meaghan Batton, Lisandra
Martinez, Brayan Zavala. Not pictured due to absence are:
Kaylan Montes, Karina Aleman, Donavan Noguera, Abigaid
Gonzalez, Alton Timmons.


Lunch Menu


Hendry County District Schools
menu for the week of Feb. 19-26
LaBelle area schools


lunch


Primary grades
Thursday, Feb. 19: Spaghetti, green
beans, pineapple, dinner roll, choice of milk
Friday, Feb. 20: Hot dog, Sunships, baked
beans, orange juice, choice of milk
Monday, Feb. 23: Pepperoni pizza,
tossed salad, mixed vegetables, diced peach-
es, choice of milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Chicken nugget,
mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, pine-
apple, dinner roll, choice of milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Chili with beans,
baked cheese sandwich, vegetable cup,
mixed fruit, choice of milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Popcorn chicken,
mac and cheese, California blend, diced
pears, choice of milk

Secondary grades
Thursday, Feb. 19: Chicken stir fry, rice,
corn, diced peaches, oatmeal cookie with rai-
sin, choice of milk
Friday, Feb. 20: Hoagie sandwich with
lettuce and tomato, French fries, fruit blend,
choice of milk
Monday, Feb. 23: Rib sandwich, barbe-
cue sauce, baked potato chips, vegetable cup,
cherry slush, choice of milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Chicken and gravy,
mashed potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit,
dinner roll, choice of milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Beef a roni, salad,
corn, diced peaches, roll, oatmeal raisin cook-
ie, choice of milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Chicken sandwich,
baked beans, peas and carrots, applesauce,
choice of milk



Guardian ad



litem seeks



volunteers

Who speaks for the best interests of Hen
dry County's most vulnerable population
- abused, neglected, and abandoned chil-
dren? Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate
abused children in court, the community and
within the child welfare system, with program
support.
At last count, 86 of 104 of Hendry County's
abused children don't have a Guardian ad
Litem volunteer, speaking up and advocating
for their best interests only.
Donna Baines, who's lived in Hendry
County since 1995, has been a Guardian ad
Litem child advocate for abused children
since 1997. She's now leading Hendry County
efforts to find additional volunteers.
"I've decided to join the staff because I
know how many Hendry County kids need
a volunteer. Volunteering is flexible and takes
about six to eight hours monthly on your own
time, with court only three to four times an-
nually -dates known far in advance. Right
now, Hendry only has three volunteers and
needs at least 21 more volunteers to advocate
for 100 percent of abused children who need
avoice. I'm here not only to recruitvolunteers,
but support every volunteer's efforts."
The new Guardian ad Litem Hendry Coun-
ty office at 485 E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, is the
first step in addressing the urgent need to re-
cruit, train and support the large number of
child advocates needed.
"We had other offices in Fort Myers, Port
Charlotte and Naples, but knew we really
needed a local presence in Hendry County
to enable us serve abused children's best
interests capably through volunteers, provid-
ing staff support," says Circuit 20's Director,
Frank Prado. "With Donna's experience and
our new office, we're letting everyone know,
we're ready for you. Call us!"
A new volunteer training class is being
offered soon locally. For information about
training or about volunteering, please contact
Donna Baines at: 1-866-341-1425 or 863-474-
4190.


Sport Shorts

Legion plans golf tournament
American Legion Post 130's annual golf
tournament will be held Sunday, March 8,
at the Glades Golf Course. Cash prizes, door
prizes and lunch. A great morning of fun for
a worthy cause. Proceeds to benefit the Child
Welfare Foundation. For more information
contact the Legion post at 675-8300 or Steve
Williams at 675-0092.

Volunteer for Little League
LaBelle Little League, Inc., is currently ac-
cepting applications for volunteer coaches for
softball and baseball. For baseball coaching
applications please contact Ricky Bass at 863-
673-1940. For softball coaching applications
please contact Kim Marroquin at 863-673-
4741.

Bass Busters Team Tourneys
The Silver Division tourney will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 21. Team entry will be $60
(cash only please).
The Gold Division Tournament will be held
on Sunday, Feb. 22 and entry will be $100
(cash only please.
Tournaments start at safelight and end at 3
p.m. Weigh-ins are held at Roland and Mary-
ann Martin's Marina at 3 p.m. each day. There
is a five (5) fish limit for each team and a 12
inch minimum size limit for the tournaments.
State limit exemptions will be issued.
Look forward to seeing everyone there. For
more information or current team standings,
please visit our Web site at: www.bassbusters-
florida.com or call Chris Fickey, tournament
director at: 941-232-9539.


Submitted photo

Dean's List
Matthew James Williamson has made the Deans List for
the Fall of 2008 at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Dean's
List is comprised of students with a 3.5 GPA or better, and
it is in deed an accomplishment when you are able to com-
plete your classes with that record. The College of Arts
and Sciences prides itself in setting high standards for all
of its students, and FGCU is please to see students who
meet those standards. Matthew Williamson was a gradu-
ate from LaBelle High School in 2006. He plans to gradu-
ate next year with an English Major and transfer to FSU for
a masters in Creative Writing. His parents Joel and Jovita
and sisters' Kristel and Mallory are all very proud of his
accomplishment.





12 Caloosa Belle, Thursday, February 19, 2009


Meet the 2009 Swamp Cabbage Queen and Princess Contestants


ter and is being sponsored by In-
tegrity Fitness Center. She will do
Tae Kwon Do and break boards
and bricks for her talent.
Brett Orlinski is the 14 year old
daughter of Melinda Brant Orlin
ski and James Orlinski, Jr. Brett
will perform an upbeat dance
number. She is being sponsored
by Langford Ford.
Tickets are available at the
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce,


Langford Ford Parts and Rental
Department, from the contestants
and at the door. This year will be
an exciting plus the 2008 Swamp
Cabbage Princess Kaleigh Woo-
dard, 2008 Swamp Cabbage
Queen and the 2009 Miss Hendry
County Ashley Pittman will greet
guests and also perform their
award winning talents. For more
information please call Jerri Lynn
239-989-7032.


Submitted photo/Jeri Lynn Merritt
The 2009 Swamp Cabbage Queen Contestants and their
sponsors are from bottom left to right Ashley Molina, New
Horizons Real Estate; Mariel Dunham, Hendry County Mo-
tor Sports Park; Daphne Glisson, FTL; Top Row: Amalya
Mitchell, LaBelle Grove Mangement; Kaylynn Cash, Tris and
Donna Chapman and Callie Burley, Central Mobile Homes of
LaBelle


Submitted photo/Jeri Lynn Merritt
The 2009 Princess Contestants and their sponsors who en-
able them to compete are from the top: Olivia Luckey, Family
Eye Care of LaBelle; Tonie Marie Tolar, T&C Produce; Alexas
Caputo, Integrity Fitness Center and Brett Orlinski, Langford


It's that time of the year again
the time when all of LaBelle
comes together to celebrate at
the Swamp Cabbage Festival and
what better way to kick it off than
the annual queen pageant. On
Friday, February 20, at 7 p.m. the
night before our wonderful pa-
rade and park activities, the Miss
Swamp Cabbage Queen and
Princess pageants will be held at
LaBelle High School. Kimberly
Dunaway Kemp and Mr. Ken
Pickles will emcee this years pag-
eant which is sure to be quite ex-
citing.
"The girls in both age groups
are smart. talented, poised and
ready to compete," said pageant
director Brittany Kinney. "Their
talents are so diverse. We have
a Jr. Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do,
Musical Actresses, Singers, Danc-
ers, Flag and Baton Twirling,
American Sign Language and In-
terpretive Dance."
"This will be one of our best
pageants ever," said Director Jerri
Lynn Merritt, "these young wom-
en have terrific performances and
are quite ready to compete Friday
night."
This years theme celebrates
the heritage of the contestants
and each will take the stage and
share with the audience a little
about herself and her family. New
this year is the on-stage interview
where each contestant will have
the opportunity to sit down with
the emcees for a short "inter-
view," in which they will be asked
their thoughts on a variety of top-
ics. Following the interview will
be the beautiful evening gown
competition where each young
woman will show her fashion
style in the gown of her choice.
The 2009 Swamp Cabbage
Queen Contestants are Ashley
Molina a Junior at LaBelle High
School and the daughter of Alber-
to and Sandy Molina. She is being
sponsored by New Horizons Real
Estate. For her talent Ashley will
dance.
Mariel Dunham is the daugh
ter of Steve and Dagmar Dunham.
She is a Junior at LaBelle High
School and is being sponsored by
Hendry County Motor Sports Park.
For her talent Mariel will perform
a theatrical number.
Daphne Glisson is being spon-
sored by FTL. She is a Junior at
Southeastern University and is the
daughter of Kenny and Lori Glis-
son she will perform an upbeat
gymnastics routine for her talent.
Amalya Mitchell is being spon-
sored by LaBelle Grove Manage-


ment and is the daughter of Wan-
da Rota. She is a senior at LaBelle
High School where she is a mem-
ber of the Color Guard Team. For
her talent she will perform a Flag
routine.
Kaylynn Cash is a senior at
LaBelle High School and is being
sponsored by her grandparents
Tris & Donna Chapman. Kaylynn
will be singing for her talent pre-
sentation.


Callie Burley is attending
Edison State College and is the
daughter of Wendell and Cathy
Burley. She is being sponsored by
Central Mobile Homes of LaBelle.
For her talent Callie will be doing
American Sign Language to Man-
dy Moore's "Only Hope".
The 2009 Princess Contes-
tants and their sponsors who en-
able them to compete are Olivia
Luckey sponsored by Family Eye
Care of LaBelle. Oliviawill portray
a young apartment dweller in her
musical performance. She is the
16 year old daughter of Larry and
Stella Luckey.
Tonie Marie Tolar the 16 year
old daughter of Tony and Debbie
Tolar will perform American Sign


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and she is being sponsored by
T&C Produce.
Alexas Caputo is the 13 year
old daughter of Lee and Trisia Rut


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