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Title: The Caloosa belle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Caloosa Belle
Publisher: Independent Newspapers of Florida
S.H. Stalls
Place of Publication: LaBelle Fla
Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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Subject: Newspapers -- La Belle (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- LaBelle
Coordinates: 26.760556 x -81.439167 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 49, no. 18 (Sept. 7, 1972)-
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At a Glance

Save that water!
LaBelle residents should be
aware that the city is under wa-
ter restrictions including wa
ter from utilities, wells, canals,
lakes or ponds.
Lots under five acres: odd
number addresses may wa-
ter on Monday; even number
or no address on Thursdays.
Choose only one four-hour
window from 4-8 a.m. or 4-8
p.m.; lots over five acres: odd
number addresses may water
on Monday; even number or
no address Thursday. choose
either midnight-8 a.m. or
4-11:59 p.m.
Multi-use family units or
complexes: Less than five
acres: entities that irrigate both
odd and even or no address:
Thursday either 4-8 a.m. or 4-8
p.m.; Five acres or more: enti-
ties that irrigate both odd and
even or no addresses: Thurs-
day from midnight-8 a.m. and
4-11:59 p.m. (to cycle through
all irrigations zones, no are
may be irrigated more than
one time per week).

Unite against cancer
LaBelle Relay for Life will
take place on Saturday, March
21, beginning at 3 p.m. at La-
Belle High School Football
Field. Be ready to walk with us
for a cure with plenty of food
and fun!

Commodities to be
distributed
USDA commodities will be
distributed Thursday, March
19, at the Dallas B. Townsend
Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. from
noon till 3 p.m.

Help victim services
The State Attorney's Office
will host its second annual
yard sale for the Victim Ser-
vices Coalition, a non-profit
organization, Saturday, March
21, from 8 a.m. till noon in the
parking lot next to the Cham-
ber of Commerce in LaBelle.
All proceeds go toward the Vic-
tim's Rights Week in Hendry
and Glades counties during the
week of April 27.
If you have any items to
donate please contact Yolanda
Santiago at 863-612-4937 Mon-
day-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m.

Project Graduation
Attention all parents of LHS
Junior and Senior students.
The next Project Graduation
meetings are March 31 at p.m.
located at the LHS Cafeteria.
Please check the LHS Web-
site for info. concerning Project
Graduation:
http://www. hendry-
schools.org/education/school/
school.php?sectionid= 3
households in LaBelle.

Early dismissal
(Hendry County Schools
will be dismissed early on Tues-
day, March 24. There will be
no lunch served that day and
school bus drivers will be fol-
lowing their regular schedules
based upon the school early
release times.)


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

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Survivors!
"Surviving" ticket holders split the $10,000 cash prize Saturday night at the Greater
LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Annual Giveaway. Pictured from left: Rowland Walker,
Lisa Ledesma and Chris Soud standing in for Anne Higginbotham. Winner Dave Kelley
is not pictured).


County considers curfew


Early terms apply
to youth aged 16 or
under

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON -- The Hendry
County Board of Commission-
ers are considering a proposal
to enact a juvenile curfew ordi-
nance to curb, among other is-
sues, gang activity in the area.
Recent events throughout
the county, and especially in
the Clewiston area, have lead-
ers worrying whether shoot-
ings could spill out into other
areas, or worsen.


Commissioners discussed
the measure during their regu-
lar Feb. 24 meeting. It makes
perfect sense to keep youth off
the streets during the late-night
hours, they argued, and the lo-
cal law enforcement agencies
should have the full support of
the county.
Commissioners directed
staff to begin meetings with the
cities of Clewiston and LaBelle
in regards to the issue, although
the specific terms of the curfew
were not discussed.
On March 10, Mark Lapp,
county attorney, presented
commissioners with terms that
the commissioners could con-
sider.


Among them:
-- The curfew applies to per-
sons under the age of 16.
-- Prohibits minors from be-
ing out between 11 p.m. and 5
a.m. on weeknights.
-- Prohibits minors from be-
ing out between 12:01 a.m. and
6 a.m. on weekends.
First violation results in a
written warning; subsequent
violations result in a $50 fine.
-- Minors not complying
will be taken into custody and
parents will be required to pick
them up. If they aren't located
within two hours, officers may
take steps under the child abuse
See Curfew Page 3


Ready, set,




relay for life


LaBelle's Relay for Life is
just around the corner and it
came to my attention that there
are still people who think that
Relay is just for the Teams and
their walkers.
Relay for Life is the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's signature
event. Teams of people from
all walks of life have fun while
raising much-needed funds to
fight cancer.
No matter who you are,
there's a place for you at Relay.
Volunteers, Cancer Survivors,
Teams Members, but most im-
portantly, you the community
are invited to join us. The fun
begins at 3 p.m. and goes all
night long.
There will be Delicious
Foods; Local Entertainment;
Lip Sync Contest; Volleyball
Tournament; Dance Competi-
tion; a Hilarious Game Show
with local "celebrity" Judges;
and much, much more! There
truly is something for everyone.
Younger children will enjoy our
bounce houses and face paint-
ing. The teenagers will love the
music and indoor laser-tag!
What better way to have fun
than by spending the evening
with friends, supporting the
teams, and knowing that every
dollar you spend goes 100 per-


cent to help fight cancer.
We encourage everyone to
take at least one lap around
the track. Read our "Sunshine
Signs" which are purchased
by businesses and community
members as a way of showing
their support for Relay. Along
the way, check out each Team's
"state" campsite and see what
they have to offer! How often
do people from LaBelle get the
chance to visit places like Alas-
ka and Hawaii?
One of the highlights of the
event is the Luminaria Ceremo-
ny. Anyone may participate by
purchasing a "Luminaria Bag"
which is decorated with the
name of someone who has lost
their fight with Cancer. ALL of
us have been affected by this
disease and this candlelight
ceremony brings us together in
a magical and emotional trib-
ute to the ones we have loved
and lost.
It's fitting that our theme
this year is United We Stand for
a Cure. In a time when every-
thing around us is unsettling,
let's take this one day to Unite
as a Community and celebrate
our Survivors, remember those
lost and help fight back against
cancer!


Rates increase


Water quality
surprises board

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Taken aback by actual sam-
ples of water from an Aqua
Isles home filter, city commis-
sioners nevertheless remained
on path, voting to increase util-
ity rates at their regular meeting
March 12. For customers in the
city, the base water rate will
increase from $54.49 to $57.92
for a minimum of 6,000 gallons;
outside the city limits that base
rate will increase from $30.73
to $32.67.
Their reasoning is that the
increase is needed to pay debt
service on funding for a newwa-
ter plant and to cover increased
water plant costs. However, the
city commissioners promised
to tackle the issues presented
by Aqua Isles residents the fol-
lowing morning. Obviously
disgusted and surprised by the
foul nature of the samples pre-
sented, the commission learned


that Aqua Isles is not the only
area in town with similar water
quality. Residents from Ben-
nett and E. Lincoln confirmed
that their water is equally bad.
Discussion revealed that most
of those area seem to be at the
ends of the line where water
does not circulate as freely as
in other areas.
Mayor Paul Puletti told the
residents "I can't explain the
water and I can't excuse it."
The City of LaBelle is hop-
ing it can capture a chunk of
the federal stimulus money to
finally solve its water woes. Its
$20 million reverse osmosis
plant is scheduled to come on
line in 2010, but regular fund-
ing sources have dried up since
plans were put in place. Un-
der a consent order from the
Department of Environmental
Protection to build a new plant,
funding is essential. Mayor Pu-
letti said that, without grants
and/or stimulus money to build
a new water plant, water rates

See Rates Page 3


Submitted photo

She's a natural
Margaret England received the first ever South Florida
Water Management District "Ambassador Award" for her
work on Stormwater Treatment Area 5. Pictured from left:
Charles J. Dauray, Member, SFWMD Board, Carol Ann
Wehle, Executive Director of SFWMD, Eric Buermann,
Chair SFWMD Board, Margaret England, Shannon A. Es-
tenoz, Member SFWMD Board. Story on Page 3.


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lost to cancer.


Rates
Continued From Page 1
would have to go up 141 percent
the first year of operation. "That
will not happen," he vowed and
added with regard to the samples
provided, "You will get a response
real quick."
Although residents have com-
plained about the seriousness of
their water problems, this was
the first time any city represen-
tatives actually saw the qual-
ity. Residents were instructed to
make sure they call city hall when
similar problems arise. Residents
may contact any of the commis-
sioners or Superintendent of Pub-


Curfew
Continued From Page 1
statute, or transport them to their
residences.
The county has the option
of adopting an ordinance that is
stricter, or more lax than the state
law.
Exceptions to the hours of
the curfew are made for special
circumstances, including be-
ing accompanied by a parent or
another adult authorized by the
parents; emergencies; returning
from a school-sponsored func-
tion, religious function or civic
organization function, among
other things. Exercising one's
First Amendment rights is also
considered an exception.
During the course of the dis-
cussion, Sheriff Steve Whidden


lic Works Michael Boyle through
city hall.
Applied Technologies Man-
agement's Grant Misterly told
the audience that applications
are being submitted for a piece
of the federal stimulus money.
Both houses of Congress are re-
ceiving requests from LaBelle. He
also said DEP has $88 million for
projects that LaBelle would qual-
ify for. However, he warned that
there is a lot of competition for
this money, but said he remains
very hopeful.
Initial plans have been scaled
down from the 2.5 million gallon
per day to a 1.5 million gpd plant
which may accept additional
components as they become
practical.

also asked the commission to
think about loitering laws that
could empower deputies to keep
individuals off street corners in
high crime areas.
Interestingly, the county attor-
ney explained that loitering laws
currently exist, but are limited in
their power. Deputies must have
proof that there is an immediate
concern for the safety of others,
he said.
"The mere suspicion of future
conduct is insufficient," Mark
Lapp said. "Standing late at night
in a high-crime area does not,
without more, amount to the
crime of loitering."
The item was held back while
staff and the attorney review the
definite terms of the possible
ordinance. Commissioners are
expected to vote on the measure
during a future meeting.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached at jzaragoza@newszap.


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praiser, wants to remind you that
your deadline for filing your Per-
sonal Property Returns (DR405)
is Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.
The return was mailed to all
businesses in Hendry County
back in January. If you did not re-
ceive a DR405 return and are cur-
rently in business you can come
to one of our offices to pick one
up, you can request one at your
accountant's office or you may
download one from our Web
site, www.hendryprop.org
According to Florida Statues,
"Tangible Personal Property"
means all goods, chattels, and
other articles of value capable of
manual possession and whose
chief value is intrinsic to the ar-
ticle itself.
Last year Florida voters elect-
ed to approve Amendment 1,
part of which was an exemption


Under this new exemption it
is important that you file an ini-
tial DR404 with our office. YOU
MUST FILE TO RECEIVE THE
EXEMPTION. UNLESS you re-
ceived a GREY or BLUE card in
the mail in January then you are
already exempt from having to
file again.
This exemption will exempt
the first $25,000 in value of the
furniture, fixtures and equip-
ment used by the business and
eliminates all tax bills for assess-
ments under $25,000.
If you have previously filed
and your business has changed
in statues it is important that our
offices be notified (even if you
are exempt) before the filing
deadline.
This would include changes
in your mailing address, business
name or your physical location.


dated
Your return MUST BE FILED
WITH OUR OFFICE BY APRIL 1.
If you are unable to file your re-
turn before April 1, you may file
a request for a 30-day extension.
This request MUST be filed in a
reasonable amount of time BE-
FORE THE APRIL 1st DEADLINE
to avoid your account being pe-
nalized up to 25 percent for not
filing.
For additional questions
please stop by our office in La-
Belle located on the third floor
of the courthouse or call (863)
675-5270.
In Clewiston we are located
at 939 W. Sugarland Highway
or call (863) 983-1591. You can
also download a copy of the DR-
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award
LaBelle's Margaret England
has been recognized for her tire-
less work to help people connect
with their natural environment, to
the betterment of both. She is the
recipient of the first ever South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Ambassador Award.
As an Audubon Society mem-
ber, Margaret shares her knowl-
edge and experience in birding
by leading birding tours at Storm-
water Treatment Area 5 (STA-5)
in eastern Hendry County. The
tours enlighten residents and visi-
tors about both the wonders and
the problems facing the natural
world.


Horses confiscated from Muse ranch


By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Two Muse residents were ar-
rested Friday, March 13, and
charged with misdemeanor ani-
mal cruelty involving 13 horses.
According to Glades County
Sheriff's report, the horses own-
ers, Jerry James Fussell, 63, and
Patricia Ann Sims, 57, invited offi-
cers to look at the horses, located
on Moe Moe's Ranch, 1935 Sun-
set Trail, in Muse.
A friend who also lives on
the property was at a loss to un-
derstand why the animals were
being taken away. She said they
were fed twice a day, although
they had sometimes had trouble
getting hay for the horses. There
was no grass due to the extreme
dry conditions over the past sev-
eral months.
One of the older horses had
cancer and another was colicky,
she said, and most of them had
been rescued from other places.
One had been sick earlier due to
heavy rains last year. Several had
been under a veterinarian's care,
she said.
GCSO Investigator Herb Col-
lier said the humane society had
received an anonymous tip on
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seen. He added that animal ne-
glect complaints have increased
recently. This is the fourth such
complaint the office has received
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rector Suzanne Bunnell was on


the scene as the animals were
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quarantine until a judge decides
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RESPONSE TO "GOT STUFF TO SELL:" The Disabled American
Veterans Community Market, located on MLK Blvd is open from 8:00
am to 3:00 pm every Saturday. If you wish to sell your stuff, simply
park off the road on Evens Ave or MLK. Stay with your vehicle and a
DAV member will give you a vendor spot. Do not drive into the market
until you are told to do so. We start parking vendors at 6:00 am. No
need to arrive before 5:45 am. If you arrive late, walk to the shed and
look for a DAV member. Vendor spots are 20X20 and cost $14. For
more information call the DAV office at 863-612-0300. Good luck sell
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Thank You


Valentine special
Kingshouse Retirement Center
wishes to extend a special thank
you to the following people for
their kindness in giving some-
thing special to our residents for
Valentine's Day:
Country Oaks Elementary
School for valentine cards and
United Cancer Society for carna
tions.
Stafford and Annette King

Poppy sale support
The American Legion Auxil
iary wishes to thank Save A Lot,
U-Save and Winn Dixie for allow-
ing our volunteers to distribute
poppies in front of their stores on
February 13 and 14. Poppies are
made by disabled veterans and
offered to the public for a dona-
tion. They are meant to serve as
a reminder of the sacrifices made
by our service men and women.
All money received from these
donations goes directly to sup-
port veterans and their families.
Thank you LaBelle for your sup-
port. A thank you also goes to all
the American Legion and Auxil-
iary volunteers that helped in our
2009 Poppy Days effort.
Phyllis Moody,
American Legion Auxiliary
2009 Poppy Chairman


To the community of
LaBelle:
We want to thank those who
came to the "Forgive to Live" sem-
inar given by Dr. Dick Tibbits on
March 7. We are sure you would
all agree it was an overwhelming
success and many were touched
by his message. We also want to
thank those in our generous com-
munity who donated or gave their
time to help with the logistics of
the day. They include: Publix
Markets, Save-A-Lot, U-Save,
Winn Dixie, Wade Timpner and
Jackson Citrus, Tris Chapman
and Southern Gardens
Six-L Farms, Caloosa Belle Pub-
lishing, Pastor Benton Mangueira
of Carlson Memorial United Meth-
odist Church, Claire O'Donnell,
Administrative Secretary at Carl-
son Memorial United Methodist
Church, Father Alan Kelmereit of
Church of the Good Shepherd,
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cath-
olic Church, Anthony Hernan-
dez and Stephen Lapp, Carlson
Kitchen Angels, Mary and Martha
Group at CMUMC, Carlson's Ruth
Circle, Carlson's Stephen Minis
ters, Anonymous Donors.
You are all appreciated for your
time and gifts!
Sincerely,
The "Forgive to Live"
Committee


Protect your kidneys


By Pat Dobbins, R.N.,
M.S./H.SA.
Administrator Hendry/Glades
Dept. of Health
Protect your kidneys, and
we're not talking beans
Kidneys play a very important
role in a person's overall health.
Your kidneys help keep the right
amount of water in the body and
help to filter out
harmful wastes.
Common causes
of kidney disease
are diabetes and
high blood pres-
sure. Chronic
kidney disease
is when a per- t in
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functions, which
can happen from physical inju
ries or diseases that damage the
kidneys (diabetes or high blood
pressure). When the kidneys are
damaged, it reduces their ability
to remove wastes and extra wa
ter from the blood as well as they
should. Chronic kidney disease
is a silent condition and in the
early stages, you may not notice
any symptoms. Chronic kidney
disease often develops so slowly
that many people don't realize
they're sick until the disease is
advanced. According to the Cen


ters for Disease Control and Pre-
vention (CDC), an estimated 26
million adults in the United States
have chronic kidney disease, but
most do not know it and it's the
ninth leading cause of death in
the United States. The final stage
of chronic kidney disease requires
the person to be on kidney dialysis
(filtering of blood through a ma-
chine) or transplantation. The risk
for kidney disease can be reduced
by learning how to prevent diabe-
tes and high blood pressure. Blad-
der infections can also damage
your kidneys. Some symptoms of
bladder infection include cloudy
or bloody urine, pain or burning
when you urinate, or an urgent
need to urinate often. The symp-
toms of a kidney infection may in
clude back pain, chills, and fever.
Please talk to your healthcare pro-
vider if you think you may have a
bladder or kidney infection. Also,
please be sure to get your blood
pressure and blood sugar levels
checked regularly!
Patricia Dobbins is the Ad-
ministrator for the Hendry and
Glades County Health Depart
ments. If you would like to read
an article about a particular
health topic, please call 863-674-
4041, extension 120.


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In response to Pam Nare-
hood's letter on March fifth criti-
cizing our legislators for doing the
job they were elected to do, that
is balance the budget and show
fiscal restraint.
Wearing black arm bands,
band aids and red to signify cuts
for teachers is not only silly but it
tends to brain wash the students.
It now costs eighteen thou-
sand dollars per student per nine
months and a lot of vacation time
for there learning, and (dey aint
gettin more smart).
Cal Roemer

Milk of Amnesia
One of the best kept secrets of
the Obama administration is their
immediate acceptance of the Jim
Jones recommended "Milk of Am-
nesia" as the official White House
beverage of "Hope, Change and
Choice." Better known in White
House jargon as "Hossssssss
sich."
In the ethereal, effervescent
glow of victory, emanating from


known as the Oval Office, on any
given day, from 10 to 11 a.m., you
can hear the dulcet tones of the
latest phonics, remedial, briefing
session.
The "Milk of Amnesia", while
lacking in both good taste, sub-
stance and character, has proven
to be the perfect antidote for all
those oratorical promises made
during the heat of the election
campaign.
After melodiously preaching
"We can, We will", and using
the "economy" as a politicized,
"straw man" issue, the admin-
istration is well on it's way to
subjugating the masses into total
Government dependency.
With that gloom and doom
prediction stuck in my craw,
would you believe I found my sol-
ace in a story about, of all things,
WAL-MART.
It seems this young man, tired
of being broke and in an unhappy
marriage, with the economy in
"crisis" tirade blaring at him, 24/7,
resorted to a sordid plot.
He took out a large life insur-


as the sole beneficiary, and then
went about setting up a hit on
her.
He was directed to a nefarious
crud named "Artie" who agreed
to, for $5,000, do the dirty deed.
The husband had a problem
in getting the $5,000 until the in-
surance policy paid him ,but Artie
insisted that he must have some
thing up front, and disgustedly ac-
cepted all the husband could pay.
A lousy one dollar bill.
Shortly thereafter Artie fol-
lowed the wife into the local Su-
per Wal-Mart store, surprised her
in the produce department and
proceeded to choke the life out
of her.
Just as the wife was gasping
her last breath and slumping to
the floor, the produce manager
stumbled onto the scene and
Artie had no choice but to also
have to choke him to death.
Unknown to Artie, there was a
hidden security camera recording
the whole grizzly choking of the
two people, alerting the security
guard who raced to the produce


before he could escape the store.
During intense grilling by the
local police, Artie broke down
and revealed the whole sordid
story, including the unusual $1
down payment with the hapless
husband who was quickly appre
hended and arrested.
In the local newspaper the
next day, in bold, front page
headlines, right alongside the lat
est "Economy in CRISIS" blaring
headlines was the announcement
that "ARTIE CHOKES TWO for $1
at WAL-MART!"
So, if you believe as I do, that
the "Economy Crisis" is politically
driven and supported for strictly
political gain, it's somewhat com-
forting to know, "Milk of Amnesia"
excluded, that you can always de-
pend on Wal-Mart to "PRODUCE"
for you.
T. W. Bill Neville
LaBelle


Community stands by LaBelle Kiwanis Club


Sidewalk sales commence today


Kiwanis is a global organiza-
tion of volunteers dedicated to
changing the world one child and
one community at a time.
The LaBelle Kiwanis Club
supports that motto wholeheart
edly. Our club exists for the sole
purpose of serving those in our
local community.
We serve our community in
many ways: by having our annual
Kid's Day in Barron Park; by sup-
porting our schools, their staff,
students and clubs; by assist-
ing United Way, Salvation Army,
Healthy Families and many other
local groups. All of these are ac-
complished using the funds we
raise at our club's Thrift Store.
On February 8 some person(s)
committed an unimaginable
crime; arson, at the Kiwanis Thrift
Store. The damages to the inside
of the
store caused by the fire, heat
and smoke were extremely se
vere, but they can be repaired.


What can't be fixed is the heart-
ache of our volunteers, club
members (past and present), our
staff and loyal customers and our
community.
Many people put innumerable
hours of sweat and tears to make
that store what it was. It was a
store people came to knowing
that they could find bargains. It
was a clean and friendly store.
A store where people dropped
off donations knowing those
items would eventually benefit
other residents of our small com-
munity.
A store that was able to give to
those who couldn't afford to pro-
vide for their own families.
We would like to take this op-
portunity to thank those that have
assisted us in our time of need.
To all our loyal volunteers for
sticking with us and cleaning off
the soot, helping with the Satur
day Fire sales and just for standing
by us.


Thank you to Hungry How-
ies, Buddy Taylor, KFC, Ruth Cal-
lin, Jan Gore, Pat Hashman, Dee
Losey and Lisa Sands with the Sal-
vation Army for complimentary
lunches to keep everyone going.
Thank you to the DAV, AL Post
130 and Carlson United Methodist
Church for your cash donations.
Thank you to Ace Hardware, Pas-
tor Zimmerman, Nell Broom,
Jim Roach, Craig Bartoshuk and
others who donated the use of
supplies: a generator, lights and
extension cords and safety equip
ment. Thank you to Sheriff Whid
den and to Mayor Puletti for pro-
viding man power to help clean
out debris.
Thank you to Dylan Smith,
Drew Jefferies, Selena, Eli and
Robert Galbreath who spent their
Saturday moving clothing racks
to storage for us. We greatly ap-
preciate everyone that continues
to support us through your dona
tions, thoughts and prayers.


We've been working very hard
in order to reopen for business.
The building has been gutted out
and is now being cleaned and
painted. From there we will be
busy restoring the electric, A/C
and fixtures and hope to reopen
in another month or so.
We are running out of storage
space for all the donations we
continue to receive. I
n order to keep accepting
these donations we are going to
start having daily sidewalk sales
starting today, March 19, and con
tinue until we can open.
The sales will be right out
front under our covered side-
walk, weekdays from 9 a.m.-l
p.m. Merchandise will be limited
mostly to clothing at our regular
low prices.
We also have Easter merchan-
dise that was saved from storage.


Givers are God-like; let your gifts go


By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
In his book Run with the Hors-
es, Eugene Peter-
son tells how he
saw some birds
teaching their
young to fly.
Three young
swallows were
perched on a '7
dead branch
that stretched
out over a lake. Dr. Les
One adult Morgan
swallow got alongside the chicks
and started shoving them out
toward the end of the branch-
pushing, pushing, pushing. The
end one fell off.
Somewhere between the
branch and the water below,
the wings started working and
the fledgling was off on his own.
Then the second one.
The third one, however, was
not to be bullied. At the last pos-
sible moment his grip on the
branch loosened just enough so
that he swung downward, then
tightened again, bulldog tena-
cious.
The parent pecked at the des
perately clinging talons until it
was more painful for the chick to
hang on than risk the insecurities
of flying. The grip was released
and the wings began pumping.
The mature swallow knew
what the chick did not-that it


would fly-that there was no
danger in making it do what it
was designed to do."
Peterson writes, "Birds have
feet and can walk. Birds have
talons and can grasp a branch
securely. They can walk; they can
cling.
But flying is their characteristic
action and not until they fly are
they living at their best, gracefully
and beautifully.
Giving is what we do best. It is
the air into which we were born.
It is the action that was designed
into us before our birth.
Some people try desperately
to hold on to themselves, to live
for self. They look so bedraggled
and pathetic doing it, hanging
on to the dead branch of selfish
ness and self centeredness, afraid
to risk themselves on the untried
wings of giving.
Yet many people don't think
they can live generously because
they have never tried." We were
created to live generously by giv-
ing generously of our time, talents
and finances. We were meant to
soar.
Howard Hughes certainly il
lustrates this biblical truth. In his
youthful days, he was a typical
playboy, with a passion for plea-
sure seeking and "an aversion for
giving.
As he grew older and turned an
inheritance into a vast fortune, he
became more and more closed-
fisted. He was stingy, selfish and


self centered. He let his wealth
create an ever-increasing barrier
between himself and other peo-
ple." Needless to say, he died a
hopeless, miserable recluse.
Without question, we were
created to soar on the wings
of giving. In sharp contrast to
Hughes was George Mueller who,
like Hughes, inherited wealth, but
established a lifelong pattern of
generous sharing.
His life was characterized by
serving the needs of others. He
was not stingy, selfish or self-cen-
tered.
He poured out his life and
wealth caring for thousands of
orphans in London during the
war. His life was marked by joy,
fulfillment, meaning, purpose
and contentment. Giving leads to
life itself.
Need some ideas of how to
be a giver? Here are some gifts
that anyone can give and none of
them cost a cent.
The gift of listening. But
you must REALLY listen. No in-
terrupting, no daydreaming, no
planning your response. Just sim
ply listening.
The gift of affection. Be
generous with appropriate hugs,
kisses, pats on the back and
handholds. Let these small ac-
tions demonstrate the love you
have for family and friends.
The gift of laughter. Share
articles and funny stories. Your
gift will say, "I love to laugh with


you."
The gift of a written note.
It can be a simple. "Thanks for
the help" note or a full sonnet. A
brief, handwritten note may be
remembered for a lifetime, and
may even change a life.
The gift of a compliment.
A simple and sincere, "You look
great in red," "You did a super Job
or "That was a wonderful meal,"
can make someone's day.
The gift of a favor. Every
day, go out of your way to do
something kind.
The gift of solitude. There
are times when we want nothing
better than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and
give the gift of solitude to others.
The gift of a cheerful dis-
position. The easiest way to feel
good is to extend a kind word to
someone, really it's not that hard
to say, Hello or Thank You.
So, go ahead. Take the chal-
lenge... Be a giver. Give of your-
self. Giver heartily, faithfully, gen-
erously.
Isn't that what God did when
He came to earth as a human
being? And what a difference He
made!
He set people free from sin,
broke their bondages of ungodli
ness and released folks to fly as
individuals who were created in
His image.
* Dr. Les Morgan is pastor ofCaloo-
sa Baptist Church in LaBelle, located
200 yards behind Fora & Ella's on
Highway 80.


Faith in the Marketplace: Tieless!


By Fr. Alan Kelmereit
I was a num-
ber of years past
retirement from
the Air Force,
and on vacation
with my wife.
We were in the
vicinity of an air
base, and decid-
ed to visit. Fr. Alan
As evening Kelmereit
approached and
I started to think about food, I got
the bright idea of having dinner at
the club on base. I had been re-
tired long enough to forget some
of the fundamentals of military
life, and we were dressed for va-
cation.
When we walked through the
front door, we were greeted by a
very polite assistant manager who
advised me that ties were required
for entrance after 6 p.m. Just then
the manager came along, saw
what was happening, and asked
us to wait there for a moment.


Shortly, he returned from his of-
fice with a tie.
I don't remember now if that
tie came even close to match-
ing anything I was wearing, but I
do recall that I didn't care in the
slightest.
We were in and dinner would
be along shortly. On the way out
I returned the tie to the manager
and thanked him for his kind-
ness.
There are two ways to view
this incident.
First, one might say that the
club is way too exclusive: "I
should be able to have dinner
there dressed in whatever way I
want; after all, I'm entitled."
The other view is that the club
can rightfully establish rules and
regulations for the good of its
members, and that everyone who
complies is welcome.
That incident reminds me of
what goes on in the Bible. There's
law, and there's grace. The law
said, "No tie, no entrance."


Grace said, "Here's a tie, come
on in."
On reflection, it occurred to
me that you and I don't do any
better at keeping God's law than
I did at keeping the dress code.
That's where grace comes in.
God has said, "Jesus has fulfilled
the law for you, come on in."
Still, I hear all sorts of people
complain that Christianity is "ex-
clusive," that it seeks to keep cer-
tain groups of people out, and
only admit a select few. That idea
is a bunch of nonsense.
God has issued his invitation
to every living person. Those who
accept it come in, those who re
ject it, for whatever reason, go
elsewhere.
The only reason I seem able
to come up with for those who
exclaim that Christianity is exclu-
sive, is that they prefer to demand
that God operate on their terms,
and do things exclusively their
way. That attitude, as human as it
is, is also nonsense!


One of things I've noticed in
this life is that when I insist that
other people do everything my
way, relationships come apart or
end.
I've also discovered that when
I insist on having my own way
with God, that everything in my
life goes downhill. Experience is
the best teacher, and those are a
couple of the things I've taught
myself by experience, hard expe-
rience.
The invitation is open. Wheth-
er or not you come in is your deci-
sion, your choice to make.
"Exclusivism," based on this
article and the scripture for Sun-
day, John 3:14-21, will be the
theme of discussion at Good
Shepherd, Saturday, 5:30 pm.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the
Good Shepherd, one block south of
Rt 80 on Collingswood Pkwy, Port
LaBelle. 863-675-0385. FaithMarket-
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SERVING BEER & WINE ONLY
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Just the right portion with just the right price
For limited time, eat in only, no substitutions
A smaller portion of spaghetti with tomato sauce, garlic bread & Italian tossed salad.. $4.99
Or
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LUNCH MENU
served from 11 until 4 Monday -Saturday
Dinner served from 4pm-Close Monday -Saturday

SALAD BAR & SOUP


Salad Bar
as your meal 6.99
as your meal with soup &99
with your sandwich or entr6e 2.99


SPECIAL]
Confetti Cobb
mixed greens topped with diced white turkey breast, chopped bacon, blue cheese crumbles
and a trail mix of sunflower seeds, raisins & chopped walnuts 7.99
The Local Favorite
mixed greens, cheddar-jack cheese, pineapple chunks & mandarin oranges with fresh
grapes, honeydew, & cantaloupe, a scoop of homemade chicken -salad topped with
candied almonds &25
Hawaiian Salad
almost like the local favorite, just take away the melons & grapes,
add shredded coconut 7.99
Spinach Salad
fresh -spinach tossed in sweet & sour dressing, topped with chopped egg, crumbled bacon,
fresh mushrooms & shredded mozzarella 850
Chicken Salad Salad
mixed greens, boiled egg, tomato, fresh sliced mushroom, red onion & shredded
cheddar-jack 7.75


Homemade Soup
cup 2.75/owl 3.75
House Salad
mixed greens, tomato, red onion, shredded cheese &
croutons 259


Y SALADS
Buffalo Chicken Salad
mixed greens with red onion, cheddar-jack cheese, tomato wedges, topped with a crunchy
fried chicken breast tossed in our spicy wing sauce 7.99
Antipasti, Salad
mixed greens, virginia ham, capicolla, genoa salami, pepperoni, shredded mozzarella
cheese, provolone, black olives, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichoke hearts,
banana peppers & red peppers 7.99
Chicken Caesar
romaine lettuce & croutons tossed in caesar dressing topped with a grilled chicken 850
Traditional Chef
mixed greens, julienne turkey, ham, white american, cheddar, boiled egg, tomato, fresh
sliced mushroom, red onion and shredded cheddar-jack cheese 7.99
Tuna Salad Salad
mixed greens, boiled egg, tomato, fresh sliced mushroom, red onion & shredded
cheddar-jack 7.75


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Forrey Burger
Grilled ground beef patty with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo on the side & French
fries 750 Add blue cheese, white American, cheddar, or provolone; bacon; mushrooms &
onions: 50' each
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled or fried chicken breast on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and French fries 750
Crispy Fish Sandwich
Tilapia filet fried golden served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, lemon, dill tarter
and fries &25
Italian Sub (hot or cold)
Genoa salami, capicolla ham, Virginia ham & provolone cheese topped with lettuce,
tomato, red onions, banana peppers and side of Italian dressing 7.99
Chicken Parmigiana Sub
Hand breaded chicken breast, fried golden and topped with tomato sauce & mozzarella
cheese, baked 7.99
Turlke, Bacon, Cheddar Melt Sub
Roast turkey breast, crisp bacon and cheddar cheese baked in a sub roll 7.99
Roast Beef & Swiss Melt Sub
Slow roasted beef topped with sauteed mushrooms & onions, swiss cheese & toasted on a
sub roll served with a side of au jus for dipping 7.99


French Dip Croassant
Sliced roasted beed & provolone cheese stacked on a croissant with a cup of au jus, served
with fries 7.99
Grilled Ham & Cheese
Virginia ham and American cheese grilled on texas toast served with a side of fries 6.99
Turkey Sandwich
Sliced turkey breast on wheat berrtj bread with lettuce & tomato, served with a cup of
soup 750
Chicken Salad
Homemade chicken salad on wheat berry bread with lettuce & tomato, served with a cup
of soup 750
BLT.
Lots of crisp bacon on wheat berry bread with lettuce, tomato, & mayo on the side, served
with a cup of soup 750
Tuna Salad
On wheat berry bread with lettuce & tomato, served with a cup of soup 750
Chunky Eg Salad
Made fresh daily so may be limited and it is served on wheat berry bread plated with a cup
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danger increasing


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida is ex-
periencing twice the wildfire ac
tivity of a year ago and the danger
is increasing every day, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said recently.
Bronson is urging residents to
do their part to prevent wildfires
by avoiding any unnecessary out-
door burning.
They should also check with
their local Division of Forestry
office or county government to
determine if there is a local burn
ban in effect.
"Prevention is the key," Bron
son said. "We're asking residents
and visitors alike to exercise
extreme caution when you use
anything that involves fire or high
heat.
Before conducting any out-
door burning, check with officials
to see if it is a dangerous burning
day and if there is a local burn
ban in effect."
A lack of substantial rainfall,
especially in Central and South
Florida, coupled with recent
freezes throughout the state, has
left Florida's vegetation ripe for
wildfires. Wildfires can start eas-
ily, intensify quickly and move
rapidly because of the current
conditions.

Church Briefs

Church fundraisers
Community Harvest Worship
Center is planning the following
fundraisers:
Women's Ministry: Yard Sale,
Youth Department: Car Wash,
Kings Men: Barbecue Pork Dinner
$7 on Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m.
until ? In the parking lot at 55 Or-
ange Street.

Church plans special
events
Community Harvest Worship
Center Women's Ministry is hav-
ing a yard sale, the Youth Depart-
ment a car wash and the Kings
Men a barbecue pork dinner ($7)
all on Saturday, March 28, from 8


Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) currently
stands at 520, well above normal
for this time of the year.
Moreover, the index shows
that nearly half of Florida is well
above the statewide average and
is experiencing "severe" dry con-
ditions. The KBDI measures avail-
able soil moisture and runs from
0 (saturated) to 800 (desert-like).
Since January 1, Florida has
had 1,024 wildfires that have
burned 24,730 acres, compared
with 508 fires impacting 11,292
acres at the same time last year.
Because the lightening season
has yet to begin, virtually all of
the fires that have occurred to
date were caused by humans and
were therefore avoidable.
Additional tips for residents to
help prevent wildfires include:
-- Never leave a campfire unat-
tended.
-- Don't throw cigarettes or
other lighted material out of car
windows.
-- Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove vegeta
tion from around homes, creating
a 30-foot defensible space.
-- Do not park motor vehicles
or equipment in areas where the
hot catalytic converter could ig-
nite grass, leaves or debris.


a.m. until ? in the parking lot at 55
Orange Street.

Eastside Mission Trip
Eastside Baptist Church is hav
ing a dinner to raise monies for
mission work in Arizona. The
meal consists of grilled pork steak
or 1/2 chicken, green beans/pota-
toes, cole slaw, roll, tea & dessert
and will be served from 4-7 p.m.
on Friday, March 20, at the Church
Social Hall.
A drive-thru service will also
be provided. Delivery is available
when 5 or more meals go to one
location in town. Tickets are $8.
Call Raymond Crawford at 675
1845 or Marilyn Barrios at 675-
8097.


Obituaries


Obituariesshouldbesubmitted
to the Caloosa Belle by e mailing
obits@newszap. com.Customers
may also request photos and links
to online guest books. A link to the
obituaries is available at www.
newszap.com.
Adrian Santiago, 42
LABELLE Adrian Santiago, of La-
Belle, passed away March 10, 2009,
in Lehigh Acres, Fla. She was 42.
He was born Aug. 13, 1966, the son
of the late Pablo and Margarita (Or-
tiz) Santiago. Mr. Santiago married
Thiammy Cruz. He was a Mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Thiam-
my (Cruz) Santiago; two sons,
Adrian Santiago, and Angel Santiago,
all of LaBelle; mother, Margarita San
tiago of Puerto Rico; three brothers,
Julio Santiago, Joe Santiago, and Ra-
fael Santiago; five sisters, Mary San-
tiago, Janet Santiago, Evelyn
Santiago, Sandra Santiago, and One
lia Santiago, all of Puerto Rico; and
grandson, Adrian Santiago Jr. of La-
Belle.
Visitation was held Thursday,
March 12, in Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home, LaBelle.
Barbara Jane Denning
LABELLE Barbara Jane Den-
ning, of LaBelle, passed away March
15, 2009, in LaBelle. She was 85.
She was born April 1, 1923, in
Jonesville, Mich., to Raymond M.
Pierce and Esther (McKercher)
Pierce. She was a resident of LaBelle
since 1963. Barbara attended Caloo
sa Baptist Church in LaBelle.
Survivors include sons, Roger D.
Denning, LaBelle, John R. Denning,


Christ the King
Lutheran Church

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Deming, N.M.; daughter, Linda Den
ning Kay, LaBelle; brothers, Robert
Pierce, Bonita Springs, George
Pierce, Mason, Mich.; sister, Carloyn
Petrie, Jonesville, Mich.; grandchil-
dren, Rob Kay, Kristen Kay, Douglas
Denning, Bonnie Denning, John E.
Denning; and great-grandchildren,
Justine Decker, Jordan Decker,
Douglas Denning, Jessenia Denning,
Parker Grace Pressly
She was preceded in death by her
daughter, Pamela Denning; and hus-
band, Robert L. Denning.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m.
Friday, March 20, at Akin-Davis Fu
neral Home in LaBelle with Rev. Les
Morgan officiating. A memorial will
also be held at a later date in Michi-
gan.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests memorial donations be sent
to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark
Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.


I tUt l ma. UJCI L vCal ttitll,
40, was arrested March 11 and
charged as an out-of-state fugitive
from New Jersey: receiving stolen
property and possession of co-
caine. Deputy C. Buchhofer was
arresting officer.
Julian Charke Tarin, 26, was
arrested March 19 and charged
with resisting arrest with violence
after a scuffle with a probation of-
ficer. Deputy J. Smith was arrest-
ing officer.

Clewiston
Roderrick L. Jacobs, 14, was
arrested March 12 and charged
with property damage criminal
mischief between $200-$1,000


munity.
Deputy L. Brooks was arrest
ing officer.
Jose Pablo Velasquez, 38, was
arrested March 11 and charged
with a sex offense against a child -
fondle victim between 12-16 years
of age offender is over 18. Deputy
L. Morales was arresting officer.
Winston J. Trotman, 19, was
arrested March 10 and charged on
a warrant with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. Deputy J.
Hunt was arresting officer.

Name incorrect
Due to a clerical error, a
name was listed incorrectly in


Ire lvtarcIii il. u.jtlaili 'II Jay "It UL ---- - .. .
Crosswell) Carpenter, 21, was ar- without a person inside and lar-
rested and charged with criminal ceny $300-$,5000.





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Family Eye Care
863-675-0761


FWC arrests three in 1" rM


gator poaching case


Officers with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) arrested three
people in an alligator poaching
case last week. The incident took
place in Glades County.
While on routine patrol, Offi-
cer Scott Van Buren and Lt. Pam
Steelman observed a pickup
truck pulled halfway off County
Road 731, which is south of Rain-
ey Slough.
There, they observed a man
in a canal along the road; he was
retrieving an alligator.
A woman was in the bed of
the truck, and a 17-year-old male
stood next to the truck.
Upon inspecting the truck, of-


School Briefs

LHS loves reading
The "Friends of the LaBelle
High School Library" will hold its
first book sale on Saturday, March
21. Books will be sold on the
grassy area just south of the U-
Save parking lot in LaBelle from
8-11 a.m. If you have books you
would like to donate, please con
tact Mel Greenleaf at LaBelle high
School or donate them on the day
of the sale.

It's Bunny bingo!
Everyone is welcome to West
Glades School PTO's Bunny bin-
go Friday, March 20. Doors open
at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 on
campus in the school cafeteria.
Ten games of bingo $5, raffle tick
ets 50 cents -prizes, food and fun
to purchase supplies for school
programs.

Ford Fusion drawing
Thanks to all members of the
LaBelle community who have
supported our fund-raising ef-
forts for student activities. LaBelle
High School regrets to inform
you that we are unable to finalize
the drawing for the Ford Fusion
automobile. If you would like to
donate your $25 to the school,
please submit your ticket to LHS
before March 31, and you will re-
ceive a letter for tax purposes. If
you would like a refund, please
submit your ticket to the main of
fice at LaBelle High School before


NAPLES $259,900 Poinciana Vilagc across from GREAT LOCATION TO LIVE $12,000. This 3/ Anached
Gray Oaks close to town and access to 1 75 Napls is is like new in a tged communir with amenities alnre!
a great place to live MIS#2(00)907119 MLS#2(19 Ny78


HEART OF LABELLE $195,000 REDUCED
PRICE! On this Brick home-corner of Blelmnt and
4th vacant ready to move in priced for quick sale
3/2/2 MIS#2(0)811329


GREAT DEAL. WONT LAST LONG! $159,900.Thist a well
maintained 1990 manufactured home 3 Bedrom, 2 Baths and
2 additional rooms located on 5+/ acres in Musc.
MIS#20(A85284


GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A 2006 HOME $67,900.
Unit 9 of Pnt Laelle. Home offer spacious living rom, din
ing ar and inside laundnr room. Home ncric alitic '.C
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LIVE IN CITY WITH THE FEEL OF THE COUNTRY!
$245,000. Great for family or plenty of ronm fori gm h & vis
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ficers found three loaded rifles,
four pieces of fresh alligator meat
and two live hatchling alligators.
The officers found three butch-
ered alligator carcasses near the
canal.
Three people --JoshuaJ. Todd,
18 of Alva; Natalee M. Grant, 18 of
Lehigh Acres; and a juvenile were
charged with seven misdemeanor
counts of taking and possessing
American alligators.
All three were booked into the
Glades County jail.
"We hope this case sends a
strong message to would-be wild-
life poachers," Lt. Steelman said.
"We will find you and hold you
accountable for criminal acts."


March 31.

Project Graduation
meeting times set
Attention all parents of LHS
Junior and Senior students, the
next Project Graduation meeting
March 31, at 6 p.m. located at the
LHS Cafeteria. Please check the
LHS Web site for info. concerning
Project Graduation:
http://www.hendry-schools.
org/education/school/school.
php?sectionid-3

Need help getting your
child ready for Pre-k?
Parents, would you like to help
your child get ready for Kinder-
garten? Hendry County Schools
is offering a free voluntary pre-k
program for students that will be
5 years old before Sept. 1.
This program will begin on
June 8, ending July 30, at Country
Oaks Elementary. Hours are 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. with breakfast and
lunch served at no cost. Parents
will need to provide transporta-
tion.
This 300 hour educational pro-
gram is taught by certified teach-
ers using an exciting curriculum.
For more information call Beth
Lutkenhaus at Country Oaks El-
ementary School, 863-674-4140.


GREAT 3/2 COUNTRY HOME $89,900. Wi l Siding
with Shutters Inards 1/2 acre lot, Oak and palms, great
ncighiorhxod t, raise children or for retirement
MJS#2W.}W6160


NICE HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL LOT IN THE QUAINT
TOWN OF LABELLE. Has Hard wood flio, Ccrmic tile
and a ery coy fireplace with French door leading to the
deck Needs tic $99,000. MkS#2({02909


WOW MORE FORYOUR MONEY $135,000. This 32/2
Home has a metal rof screened lani and many appliances
included. Yu cant heat this deal. MIS#20{48733


WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 250,000. Conrce WOW READY TO MOVE INTO! $114,000. 3/2 DBW
Block Home under construction on 5 acri. Home has HOMEAWAYFROMHOME~ l $115,000. Manufactured home Completely feneil with Florida room located on man
een ramd and ha ls gh ccic & plumb in lulled in lr eHavenYacht Club a + Ceommuni, Easy mad lake Home is both priva and Srne
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180 N Bridge St. LaBelle, FL
S (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker
Associates:
Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons


WATERFRONT HOMES
Classic 3/4 riverfront home w/den, full bar, cen-
tral vacuum, built-in desk in kitchen, breakfast
bar, cedar lined closets, office, solar system, elec-
tric drapes in den/living room, irrigation system,
security lights, paved circle driveway, dock &
ramp. 4 bay garage w/bathroom & office
REDUCED! $a4OO.OO $999,000!
Furnished Intracoastal 3BR/2 BA riverfront
home includes a covered boat house w/12,000#
boat lift. This home has a den, breakfast room,
dining area, pantry, Coran countertops,
screened lanai, hurricane shutters. Buy the
home and maybe the boat too. Owners say bring
all offers. $450,000
WATERFRONT HOMESITES
240 ft of navigable creek front River views,
access, and dock permit. Deed restricted com-
munity .72 +/- ac $399,900


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Also includes
Free tire rotation
Free inspection
Most cars up to 5 qts


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274 N Bridge St
LaBelle,FL 33935
863-612-0002
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.45 +/ ac culde sac lot w/ approx. 175 ft of
water frontage & tons of privacy $149,900
ACREAGE
80+/ ac income producing citrus grove
w/microjet irrigation. Can be 80+split for end-
less possibilities. $6,500/ac.
Oak hammock, cypress and palmettos grace this
48.07 +/- ac w/ flowing creek. $960,000
43 32 +/- ac of oaks, pines, cypress trees, & pas-
ture Well & power on site. $949,000
40 +/- ac of serenity in a park-like setting locat-
ed in Muse. $460,000
20 +/- ac Backs up to Lykes Brothers, fenced on
three sides. $400,000
Beautiful wooded 5+/- acres on Pine Ave in
Muse $125,000
5 Acres just off of N. SR 29, beautiful oaks, par
tially fenced, great location $80,000
2,5 to 5+/- in Pioneer $19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres on Dancy Rd in ladeca, priced to sell
$65,000.
Montura 1.10 to 2.5+/- ac tracts. $16,000 to
$49,900
Privacy pure and simple on these 1.25 to 2.50
+/- acs parcels. Lehigh Properties priced from
$18,000 & up.
RENTALS:
3 br/1 ba on 3 ac: $650/mo


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Jr. of Gulf Breeze, Florida proud- sity of Florida and is a Superin- Chapter of the American Business proven to be a strong asset to the Charter Chapter would also like ABWA's annual Little Miss LaBelle
Iv announce the enaaaement of tendent for Pulte Homes in Fort Women's Association (ABWA) organization, to announce that the month of Pageant.


their daughter Miss Heather Re-
nee Jones to Mr. Marcus Wade
Timpner, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wade Timpner of LaBelle.
A June wedding in Key West
is planned.
The bride-to-be is the grand-
daughter of the late Reverend
Hugh and Shirley Taylor of Green
Cove Springs, Florida.
The groom is the grandson of
William and Nellene Timpner of
Winter Park, Florida.
Heather is a 1999 graduate of
Gulf Breeze High School, Santa
Fe Community College, St. Leo
University and is a teacher for
the Lee County School Board
in Fort Myers. Marcus is a 1998
graduate of LaBelle High School,


holds its monthly meetings at Flo-
ra & Ella's and it was a busy night
on Thursday, March 12, 2009.
The Caloosahatchee Charter
Chapter of the ABWA announced
Brenda Barnes as their new-
est member of the Chapter, and
then Debbie Klemmerer was gra-
ciously surprised when her name
was announced her as the "2009
Woman of the Year."
Debbie has been an active
member of the ABWA-Caloosa-


She is a "get the job done, ask
questions later" kind of person,
according to one member.
Debbie was nominated as the
"2009 Woman of the Year" by the
Caloosahatchee Chapter mem-
bers and was presented with the
award by the Caloosahatchee
Charter Chapter's President,
Joyce McLeod. As part of the
award, Debbie will be recognized
at the ABWA's national conven-
tion in Kansas City.


April is its "Spring Enrollment"
and if you have an interest in join-
ing ABWA, please visit the next
scheduled meeting which will
be on April 9 at 6 p.m. at Flora &
Ella's Restaurant.
The ABWA will vote in May for
local scholarship awards. Schol-
arship applications are available
at Badcock in LaBelle, so please
be sure to get the scholarship ap-
plication filled out before the end
of April.


The pageant will be held on
Saturday, April 4, at the LaBelle
High School. Tickets can be pur-
chased from contestants or at the
door on the night of the event.
Tickets are $5 each for every-
one (age 3 and up). There will
be no charge for infants under 2
years of age. (Please remember
that this is a fundraising event
and the ticket prices help fund the
many scholarships and programs
that ABWA offers.)


LES Students of the Month


Good citizens
LaBelle Elementary Citizens of the Month from grades 3
through 5 in the front row to back row are: row 1--Diego Rob-
lero, Jesus Tamez, Christina Soto. In row 2 are: Vanessa Bar-
rios, Samuel Maciel, Manuel Minguela, Arnoldo Gonzalez,
Brandon Rodriguez. Row 3 includes: Briseida Aguilar, Maria
Moreno, Dustin Cooper, Marco Silverio, Jose Ramos. In the
fourth row are: Kaylee Dobbins, Natali Escobedo, Andrea De-
ras, Rene Gomez.


Submitted photo/LES

Younger citizens
LaBelle Elementary Citizens of the Month from kindergarten
to second grade are: (front row to back row) row 1--Patience
Phelps, Angel Sorcia, Arvey Martinez, David Velasquez. In
row 2 are: Brianna Escobedo, Yesenia Medina, Dean De La
Cruz, Jaden Alderman, Julian Gomez, Silvino Guijosa and in
row 3 are: Enrique Briones, Andrea Raya, Aubrie Jones, Tyler
Vahle, Adam Navarro, Oscar Mondragon, absent is Rodrigo
Ramos.


Submitted photo/LES

Safety of

the Week
LaBelle Elementary
Safety Patrol of the
Month for February
is Natali Escobedo.


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(239) 657-2266


Submitted photos

Debbie Klemmerer "2009 Woman of the Year"- and Joyce
McLeod, President-Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter-ABWA.


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1/1 OXBOW DR. Condo $550/M
3/11AB Mowing Included S. Edgewater
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2/2 CONDO Furnished Lehigh -
$1,000/M
S4910SEMINOLE On acre $750/M
3/2 340 N RIVERVIEW ST $750/M
3Z2/2CAR on the River/ Ft. Denaud
$2500/M
POOL HOME 2/2 with carport Caloosa
Estates Dr $1000/M
3/2/2 NEWER HOME off Lakewood in Port
LaBelle $875/M


Submitted photo/Brenda Barnes
The Caloosahatchee Charter Chapter of the ABWA announced
Brenda Barnes as their newest member of the Chapter dur-
ing their March 12 meeting.


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New Homes

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

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

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3/2 CUSTOM HOME Almost New!
REDUCED $48,900. PENDING
FORECLOSURE! 3Br/2Ba CBS home
1,700+ sq. ft. living area. $100,900
2 +/- ACRES IN FELDA fronting on Hwy
29 possible commercial zoning. $175,000
HOMES
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME in Ortona
w/water views $49,500
3BR/2BA MOBILE in the city $71,000.
Y ACRE (6 LOTS) on corner of Hwy 78
and Commanchee 125' x 250' $99,900
3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks and nicely
landscaped. $128,900
4BR/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute
towards Buyers Closing Costs! $135,500
2BR/1BA MOBILE in Ortona w/great
views of the river $149,500.
3BR/2BA HOME has charming setting
under shaded oak canopy B-2 zoning
allows for residential use now and future
business/investment opportunities.
$149,900
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Seller will
consider all offers. $164,000
3BR/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE
HOME on 3 lots. $180,000
CUSTOM VICTORIAN CHARM! 3Br/2Ba
located in stable Caloosa Hammock subdi-
vision, an area of beautiful
homes.$269,000
MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY
w/remodeled 2/2 "Cracker-Style" House


on .60 +/- acre. $289,000
3BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME. Gulf
Access. V2 Acre lot. East of LaBelle. Price to
sell at $314,900
5BR/4BA (3 MASTER SUITES) Pool
Home on Y+ acre lot in town! $399,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
3BR/2 BA MOBILE on 2.5 acres.
$145,900.
4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres,
cleared w/fence and pond. $179,000.
3BR/2BA CBS on 5 Acres in the country.
$200,000
12+/- ACRES W/3BR/2BA CBS HOME
fronting on Hwy 78 West of LaBelle!
$300,000
3BR/2BA HOME on 1.37+/- Acre!
Commercial Zoned. Hwy Frontage.
$399,500
8.8 +/- ACRES FRONTING ON HWY
7201 3Br/lBa CBS Home. $490,000.
5BR/4BA HOME built in 2004 on 20+/-
Acres. $795,000
3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/- acres in Felda
$799,900
ACREAGE
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA...
13.3+/ acres zoned A 2, can be divided.
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Sometimes when a disaster
is over and you are just begin-
ning to get back on your feet, you
discover you still do not have the
ability to repair or rebuild your
home without some help. After
Tropical Storm Fay, you may have
been able to repair or rebuild
but things are just not the same.
Anxiety or just feeling the blues is
common. Talking really helps...
getting connected with available
resources really helps!!
Project H.O.P.E. is a FEMA
funded program managed by the
State of Florida. Project H.O.P.E.
outreach workers are in your
community. If you would like to
talk with one of the team mem-
bers, please contact Diego at 239-
200-7454. They are here to help
and would love to hear how you
are doing!
Understand Hip Hop
What is Hip Hop? Do you un-
derstand the music? Would you
like to know what they're saying?
There's a message in most of the
music and we uncover it in this
training.
If you are a Parent, grandpar
ent, teacher, Individual who works
with young people and those in-
terested in understanding what's
being said in the music that's
influencing the youth all across
America. Then this informative,
fun, interactive and educational
training is for you. This course
will introduce you to the world of
Hip Hop and explore the lyrical
content of music played over the
radio today. We explore current
trends by examining the messag-
es that are openly displayed and
sometimes hidden in rap music.
This training is Ideal for creative
intervention strategies to facilitate
groups, trainings, interventions,
etc. by actively involving youth in
the process of deciphering and
dissecting the "Message in the
Music."
Come with an eagerness to
learn more about Hip Hop (Rap)
and how it's influencing society
today. Be prepared for discovery
through exploration as this work
shop incorporates music from
the 1970's through today and its


uoalri i~nl ul IIt cli. IUllIc aily
be disgusted and surprised... it
may be your favorite song. All
will definitely be enlightened.
March 31, 2009-LaBelle Civic
Center, LaBelle; April 1, 2009-
Harlem Civic Center, Clewiston,
5:30-7:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion please contact Angelica Peina
at 863-946-0707 X220.

Gardeners to meet
Greater LaBelle Garden Club
will meet, Monday, March 23,
at the Dallas Townsend Build-
ing, Pratt Boulevard, 7 p.m. Ron
Baines will give a presentation on
container gardening followed by
a question and answer session.
Please bring refreshments and
plants to share! Questions? Call
Terri 863-675-2392. Come learn
and grow with us.

MCA to meet
Muse Community Associa-
tion's monthly meeting is tonight,
March 19, at 7 p.m. The asso-
ciation meets the third Thursday
monthly. Community input is ap-
preciated. Refreshments will be
served.

Widows Support
Group
The Widows Support Group
will meet for lunch at Don's Steak
House on March 19 at 11:30 a.m.
All widows welcome.

LHS, Langford
partner
On Saturday, March 28, from
10 a.m.-4 p.m, LaBelle High
School will partner with Langford
Ford for a Drive 4 Your School
Campaign. We had great suc-
cess with this program last year
and hope to do even better this
year. Ford Motor Company will
pay L.H.S. $20 per test drive! Driv-
ers must be over the age of 18.
Langford Ford is allowed to offer
this program due to the level of
service they provide to their cus-
tomers. The test drive is not high
pressure and our school's Athlet-


UuI pCi LIrlpOavt l. IIl LIICOC LUUg~l
economic times we could really
use your support in making this
campaign a huge success. If you
have any questions please con-
tact Coach Kelley or Tracy Nobles
at LHS 674-4120. ext 284.

VFW plans activities.
Come to the He/She Fashion
Show Saturday, March 21, at VFW
10100 on SR 29S at 5 p.m. Men
dress up as ladies and vie for first,
second and third place honors.
Call 675-8008 for more infor-
mation on any of these activities.

Smoking cessation
classes to start
Quit Now LaBelle! Cigarette
and Smokeless Tobacco Ces-
sation Class are ongoing until
Thursday, April 9.
FREE classes held in the con-
ference room at Hendry Conve-
nient Care Center, LaBelle.
Contact Eliseo Rangel at 239
462-9068 to register.

Guided Nature Walk
planned April 22
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. Participants
should be able to walk approxi-
mately one and a half miles.
Please dress appropriately 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 participants.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult. For more information
please call Kelly at 239-693-2690.

Social Security help
available
If you have questions about
Social Security or Supplemental
Security Income or need help in
completing an application for old


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p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9
a.m-4 p.m. except on national
holidays. If you prefer you may
meet a representative at the Unit-
ed Way House in LaBelle, 117 Fort
Thompson Ave. from 9 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, April 7, Tuesday, May 5
or Tuesday, June 2.
Medicare toll free line 1-800-
633-4227 callers can talk to a
customer service representative
in English or Spanish 9 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday. Information
is also available at www.medi-
care.gov.

Car Club March Event
On March 21 the South Central
Florida Car Club will host its first
local area Swap Meet at the VFW
Post 10100 in LaBelle on Hwy. 29
South next to the rodeo grounds.
Bring your new/used car parts and
bits and pieces and anything else
you have for sale or trade and join
the fun. Spaces will be $10 each.
To make a reservation call Jimmy
at 863-674-0467. If you have one
car or lots of cars or just like cars,
come on out and join us for a fun
time. Bikers welcome. Hope to
see you there!

Muse FD plans
poker ride
Muse Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment is sponsoring a benefit
horseback poker ride on Saturday,
March 21. The winning hand will
win half the pot -the rest to raise
funds for much needed equip-
ment for the firefighters. After
the ride, we will have hot dogs,
hamburgers and home-made ice
cream. Don't ride a horse? Please
buy a ticket for the 50/50 cash
raffle. We will also have a raffle
table with many nice horse-relat-
ed items. For more information,
please call Ellen at 863-612-0996.

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By Barbara Ohelbeck
Any way you look at it, the
Glades County Garden Club, is
exceptional, not because it's the
only one in the entire county,
but rather because of its longev-
ity and accomplishments. It was
in 1976 that the organization was
founded by Mrs. Tina Elliot and
it's been growing ever since. Mrs.
Elliot spoke briefly at the March
meeting elaborating on the club's
beginning with high praise for the
loyalty of the members and their
accomplishments for nearly a
quarter century.
Naturally the group has gone
through some difficult times but
the backbone of the club has re-
mained strong and steadfast in
its mission as is demonstrated by
many projects in various locations
in and near Moore Haven. Some
of these include planting memo
rial trees throughout the county,
planting around the Moore Ha-
ven welcome sign and the yearly
project of giving all 5th graders in
West Glades and Moore Haven
Elementary schools individual
plants for them to nurture over
a period of time. At a later date
club members judge the care and
growth of the plants making ap-
propriate recognition for those
with the "biggest and best." Also,
the students keep their plants and
each one receives a certificate of
participation.
On March 11 perhaps the most
outstanding annual meeting took
place at the home of Larry and
Neva Luckey on Marshall Field
Road at which time new officers
and committee chairmen were
announced. A brief swearing in
ceremony took place with the
honorable Judge Kirby Sullivan
officiating.
The meeting was far more than
a "finger food and tea" event. It
was typically a true Glades County


barbecue with all the trimmings
in the Luckey's patio garden un
der towering oaks.
After serving as the club's
president for four terms which
is eight years, Diana Winiecke
turned the gavel over to the new
president Harry Raboldt. Other
officers include Richard Thatcher,
Treasurer, Dot Barry, Secretary,
Diana Winiecki, Corresponding
Secretary, Jean Atakian Record-
ing Secretary.
Members at large are Larry
Luckey and Ester Kackley.
This is one of the few garden
clubs of its kind that promotes the
membership of both women and
men. The club also takes regular
field trips and a monthly newslet-
ter keeps members up to date on
the organization's activities.
Meetings are held the first
Tuesday of each month from Oc-
tober through May, and, as of this
year, two summer meetings will
be held in July and Sept.


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Glades County Health Depart-
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Hood as the Assistant Commu-
nity Health Nursing Director, ef-
fective February 20, 2009.
"Jennifer brings a broad
base of clinical expertise to this
position. Her combination of
knowledge and leadership will
be a benefit to the department."
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tor for the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments.
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Degree in Nursing from the Uni-


versity of Florida. She is also a
Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms.
Hood has worked in hospital
settings as well as public health.
She has spent the last 8 years
with the Hendry and Glades
County Health Departments as
a clinician providing a variety of
services which include primary
care and family planning. She
is also a member of the Florida
Association of Public Health
Nurses. Ms. Hood is a native Flo-
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County for almost ten years and
her family consists of husband,
Justin and daughters, Kayla age
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Beware: Wildfire danger increasing


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida is ex-
periencing twice the wildfire ac-
tivity of a year ago and the danger
is increasing every day, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said recently.
Bronson is urging residents to
do their part to prevent wildfires
by avoiding any unnecessary out-
door burning.
They should also check with
their local Division of Forestry
office or county government to
determine if there is a local burn
ban in effect.
"Prevention is the key," Bron-
son said. "We're asking residents
and visitors alike to exercise
extreme caution when you use
anything that involves fire or high
heat.
Before conducting any out-
door burning, check with officials
to see if it is a dangerous burning
day and if there is a local burn
ban in effect."
A lack of substantial rainfall,


"Prevention is the key
we're asking everyone
to exercise extreme
caution when you use
anything that involves
fire or high heat."
especially in Central and South
Florida, coupled with recent
freezes throughout the state, has
left Florida's vegetation ripe for
wildfires. Wildfires can start eas-
ily, intensify quickly and move
rapidly because of the current
conditions.
Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) currently
stands at 520, well above normal
for this time of the year.
Moreover, the index shows
that nearly half of Florida is well
above the statewide average and
is experiencing "severe" dry con-
ditions. The KBDI measures avail-
able soil moisture and runs from


0 (saturated) to 800 (desert-like).
Since January 1, Florida has
had 1,024 wildfires that have
burned 24,730 acres, compared
with 508 fires impacting 11,292
acres at the same time last year.
Because the lightening season
has yet to begin, virtually all of
the fires that have occurred to
date were caused by humans and
were therefore avoidable.
Additional tips for residents to
help prevent wildfires include:
-- Never leave a campfire unat-
tended.
-- Don't throw cigarettes or
other lighted material out of car
windows.
-- Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove vegeta-
tion from around homes, creating
a 30-foot defensible space.
-- Do not park motor vehicles
or equipment in areas where the
hot catalytic converter could ig-
nite grass, leaves or debris.


March 15-21 is poison prevention week


This year marks the first time
that there are two themes for the
national weeklong celebration:
"Children Act Fast ... So Do
Poisons!" and "Poisonings Span a
Lifetime".
"Nearly 50 percent of the calls
received at the poison center in
2008 involved children under six
years old. Of this number, special-
ists in the poison center were able


to manage at least 83 percent of When the problem is poison,
the patients over the phone which the answer is poison control. Call
alleviated a visit to a healthcare the poison center at 1-800-222-
facility," noted Paige Pruitt, R.N., 1222 if you suspect a poisoning,
education coordinator. "The free need information related to poi-
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including magnets or stickers.
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March is National Colorectal
Cancer Awareness Month and
Hendry Regional Medical Cen
ter is educating the community
about colorectal cancer through
free 'lunch and learn' seminars.
Dr. Carroll will speak during
lunch at the hospital conference
room in Clewiston on Wednes-
day, March 25, from 12:15 to 1:15.
(a light lunch will be provided)
Dr. Darayes Mobed will speak
during lunch at the Convenient
Care Center conference room in
LaBelle on Thursday, March 26,
from 12:15 TO 1:15. (a light lunch
will be provided)
It takes guts to face the facts
about colorectal cancer and do
something about it. Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center wants you
to know the facts:
1. Colorectal cancer is the
second leading cause of cancer
deaths in the United States only
lung cancer is more deadly, affect
ing about 174,000 people each
year and taking 160,000 lives. This
year alone, about 149,000 Ameri-
cans will be diagnosed with col
orectal cancer, and about 55,000
will die from it..
2. Even though colon cancer
and rectal cancer are often re-
ferred to together (as colorectal
cancer), they describe cancers of
two different areas. Rectal cancer
occurs when a tumor grows in
the bottom 6 inches of the bowel.
If a tumor grows in any area of the
bowel that's above the rectum, it
is called colon cancer.
3. Colorectal cancer affects
men and women in equal num-
bers. It is not a "man's disease"
- which is how some people
think.
4. Colorectal cancer doesn't
discriminate a person of any
race can get this disease. How-
ever, African American men and
women are more likely to de-
velop colorectal cancer than any
other racial group, and they are
also more likely to die from it.
5. Although it is true that nine
out of ten cases of colorectal can-
cer are diagnosed in people older
than 50, the average age for diag-
nosis is only 62. This is why doc-
tors recommend that everyone
older than 50 should have routine
screening exams for colorectal
cancer.
6. Genes can play a part in
who develops colorectal cancer.
As with many other diseases,
your risk goes up if a close fam-
ily member has had it. However,
the majority of people who get
colorectal cancer have no family
history at all.
7. The majority of people


have no history of inflammatory
bowel disease or other bowel
conditions. Even if a person has
never had digestive problems of
any kind, he or she is still at risk
for colorectal cancer. However, a
change of bowel habits may be
an early symptom.
8. Colorectal cancer can grow
for a long time without causing
any symptoms or in some
cases, it may cause vague or low-
level symptoms that a person
might ignore. Often, by the time it
causes noticeable symptoms, the
cancer has become much harder
to treat.
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ally one of the most preventable


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remove them during the exam.
10. When colorectal cancer is
found early meaning that the
cancer is confined to one location
within the colon or rectum it is
very treatable and the vast major-
ity of people survive. It becomes
much more difficult to treat when
it's discovered later and after the
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Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/- in Port LaBelle Ranchettes
subdivision. 2,500 sq. ft of living area, 2 car garage, wrap around
porch and lots, lots more. $335,000.


Corporate Owned!! Wow what a deal a 4 bedroom 3 bath home
with over 2500 square feet of living area, a caged pool, 2000+/-
square foot under roof steel building! $136,400


BANK APPROVED SHORT SALE!!! Nice 3/2 with vaulted ceilings,
spacious rooms, plenty of kitchen cabinets and much much more.
Located outside city limits and near schools. $73,500


This 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS home built in 2007 features a 2 car
garage, screened porch, and 1486+/- square feet of living area.
Only $45,900!


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Corporate Owned!!3/2 home in Pt LaBelle. This home is priced to
sell. SELLER WILL PAY $500 TOWARDS BUYER CLOSONG COST IF
CLOSED BY 3/5/09 $54,900


bank owned! 3 bedroom 2 bath cbs home in good condition.
Seller will contribute up to3 percent towards Buyers closing cost.
$62,400


Corporate Owned!!! 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in Lehigh
Acres just off of Sunshine Blvd. This home features 1500+ square
feet of living area and lots more.$62,000


Multi Family Home Corporate Owned!!! 3br/2b with single car
garage on each side. Home needs some work but is priced to sell.
$60,000


Corporate Owned and priced to Sell! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home
is in great condition. So call today for your private showing, you
will not be disappointed. $54,900

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3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/- acres on Case Road. Enjoy the quiet &
privacy plus a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and Texas
sized rooms! $124,900.


Coporate owned! 2 bedroom 2 bath in Port LaBelle. Needs a little
TLC but priced to sell! Nice area close to schools and shopping.
$49,900.


CORPORATE OWNED!!! 3/2 home located on A Road, just a few
miles South of LaBelle. Home needs only minor cosmetic work.
Rear addition may or may not be permitted. $43,000
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Corporate owned! Immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS home in
Lehigh near Lee Blvd on .25 acre. Great area close to major shop-
ping outlets $46,900.


Bank owned. Handy man special 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS home,
Great buy for a first home or investment. Close to schools nad
shopping. $38,000.


This 3bd/2bth home on an oversized corner lot. in Port LaBelle
might be what you are looking for! Motivated Seller, all offers will
be considered. $99,900


Corporate Owned! 3 bedroom 2 bath home just minutes away
from town. Call today for your private showing of this nice home.
$45,500


Corporate Owned and Priced To Sell!!! 3 bedroom 2 bath home in
move in condition. Call today for your private showing, because
this one won't last long! $44,900


Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle on .25 acres. Nice area close to Single Family Home Corporate Owned!! 3 bedroom 2 bath CBS
schools and shopping. Perfect starter home. Seller says make home with a 2 car garage. Home is in good condition but is miss-
offer! $105,000. ing carpet. Call today for your private showing. $80,000

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(potential rental income) outside city limits. Priced to sell! home is in good condition and features ceramic tile, solid surface
$93,000 counter tops, and a great floor plan. $79,900


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TEACHER & SUBSTITUTES
Needed Full Time & Part Time
for Daycare in LaBelle.
Call 786-237-4054
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COMMUNITY SALE
Sat., March 21, 8-?
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River Oak Subdivision -Ortona
from LaBelle take 29N to 78E,
turn on Ortona Lock Road to
Williams Rd.
LABELLE 42 Howe Street,
next to Hungry Howie's,
Saturday, March 21st,
8am-3pm.
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price in store!
New, Used and
Abused items!!



LABELLE Sat. Mar 21st,
7am-4pm, 500 Trader Rd.
Housewares, tools, full size
Lever Tailgait (Chev /GMC)
Guns, and much more!!

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Belle, 691 Benne Ave.
Sat, Mar 21st, 8am to 2pm.
Lots of Tools, Big & Small,
Clothes $1 bag, Misc HH
items, Everything Must go! No
reasonable offer refused.

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in the classifieds
PORT LABELLE Sat 3/28,
8:00 am, 4028 Albany Rd.,
APPLIANCES, FURNITURE,
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CLOTHING, BABY ITEMS,
WASHER, DRYER, STOVE,
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The Barron Water Control District, a government
independent agency, is now accepting applica-
tions until March 26, 2009, for a full-time mainte-
nance position in the LaBelle area.

QUALIFICATIONS: You must have experience in
operation of heavy duty tractors, batwing mowers
and some rubber tire back hoe loaders. The start-
ing pay is $9.25 per hour Do not apply without
these qualifications. Application forms may be
obtained from the District office on 3293 Dellwood
Terrace off S. Birchwood Parkway in Port La Belle
or call 675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m.. Mon.- Fri.

Barron Water Control District is an equal opportu-
nity employer and qualified applicants are consid-
ered without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
age, marital or veteran status.


EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR DRIVER
Ben Moore, 239-289-0370
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used iems in
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EmploymentI


The Port LaBelle Community Development District,
a government independent agency, is now accept-
ing applications until March 26, 2009, for a full-
time maintenance position in the LaBelle area.

QUALIFICATIONS: You must have experience in
operation of heavy duty tractors, batwing mowers
and some rubber tire back hoe loaders. The start-
ing pay is $9.25 per hour Do not apply without
these qualifications. Application forms may be
obtained from the District office on 3293 Dellwood
Terrace off S. Birchwood Parkway in Port LaBelle
or call 675-0346 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:00 o.m.. Mon.- Fri.

Port LaBelle Community Development District is
an equal opportunity employer and qualified appli-
cants are considered without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, age, marital or veteran status.


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SOUTHERN
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GROVE SUPERVISOR


Requires
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in agricultural pro-
duction and management; at least 2 years supervisory
experience; familiar with fertilizer, irrigation, insecticide,
and pest management programs; computer skills; and
must be willing to work grove schedule.

Prefer bilingual skills Offer excellent benefits package
including medical, dental, life insurance, 401-K, and
bonus potential.

Southern Gardens is the world's largest supplier of 100
percent pure Florida not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange
juice to the private label industry and major brands. The
Company offers highly efficient, fully integrated opera-
tion featuring home-grown oranges and state of the art
processing and packaging. EOE

Contact HR Dept
Fax 863-902-4315
e-mail dmelton@southerngardens.com


Sr. Agricultural
Assistant
The University of Florida, In-
stitute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences (IFAS) Citrus
Research and Education
Center, Lake Alfred, Florida,
seeks a Sr. Agricultural As-
sistant to work at Southern
Gardens in Clewiston, FL.
Duties will include assisting
in the establishment, mainte-
nance and data collection
from field experiments for
evaluation of management
of Huanglongbing HLB) dis-
ease and the psyld nsect
vector.
Minimum requirements: A
high school diploma and two
years of appropriate er-
ence. Appropriate colege
coursework or vocation-
al/technical training may
substitute at an equivalent
rate for the required experi-
ence. Minimum starting
salary is $9.02 per hour, ne-
gotiable based on education
and experience.
To view application instruc-
tions and complete an online
resume, please visit
www.hr. ufl.edu/job

Requisition number for this
vacancy is 0801567 and the
deadline date to apply is
03/14/09. If an accommo-
dation due to a disability is
needed to apply for this po-
sition, please call
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Medical
ACE HOME CARE
A fast growing home health
agency wth a proven track
record needs per-diem RN's,
LPN's, PT's, PTAs, OT's,
SLP's, & HHA's in the
Clewiston and Hendry area.
Flexible hours/attractive rates.
Family like atmosphere!
Call Tara@ (239)936-3196
Fax resume to: (239)936-7881
Email:
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HHA Lic No. 299991018


Port LaBelle Unit 4 Property
Owners Association is now
accepting applications for
P/T POOL ATTENDANTS.
Must be dependable, trust-
worthy & able to pass a drug
screen. Apply @ the office
4051 Eucalyptus Blvd. or call
(863)675-4168


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Full time Laboratory Manager
Must have a min of 5 yrs exp and FL licensure as a Clinical
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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
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Must possess a valid FL license w/ at least I yr exp in area
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Full time Radiographer/Mammographer
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communications, interpersonal and financial accountability
skills through increasing job responsibilities and (3) years
prior mgmt posiin. Licensed as an RN in the State of Florida.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification re., RNC desirable.
Full time Outpatient Registration Clerk
2 yrs exp in a health care related field 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.
Appy Online: wwi.hendaregional.org
Drug Free Workplace. EOE


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Money Lenders 310
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435




Tired of Cleaning House?
Need Help With Windows!
Call Cheryl's Cleaning Ser-
vice & Mowing Service.
Over 10 yrs. exp. & lic
(863)675-0058


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(By Randy's Garage)
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863675-1166
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Merchandise



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



APARTMENT DRYER small -
Works Great. $30.
(863)447-0785
REFRIGERATOR Cream col-
or, with ice maker $125
(863)467-5756 Lv Msg,
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 18
cu ft white runs / looks good
$150. (863)612-5333
Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
Stainless Steel 24.5 cubic ft.
side by side. Very good
$500 (863)467-9048
WASHER Kenmore, Energy
Efficient. Front Loading.
$200 (863)675-0548
WASHER Kenmore Heavy
Duty 60 Series. WORKS
GREAT $75.
(863)447-0785
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
STACK UNITS,
REFRIGERATORS & STOVES
1yr warranty(239)694-0778


MICROWAVE OVEN
(863)467-4567


$10.00


MICROWAVES FOR sale (2) -
Both in good working condi-
tion. $25 a piece. $25/or
best offer (863)675-1410
STOVE White electric. Good
working condition. Please
call if interested. $150/or
best ofter (863)675-1410



GLASS DISPLAY 2 glass
shelf,6' long in excellent con-
dition, $250,
(239)410-6870



MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle, runs great, $900 invest-
ed, reduced from $400 to
$325. (863)467-4551
Schwinn Bicycle -1955, MINT
Cond. Paid $1000 asking
$600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN's Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm. see at American
Legion at your convenience
(520)256-7188



METAL CARPORT 12x35 -
$1700. (217)304-0130
(863)983-8118



OAK CABINETS complete,
Jenn- Air cooktop/dble oven,
all good $100
(863)675-2491



RUGS Matching, Hand wov-
en. Wool. Hall Runner, Oval,
Rectangle & New Lg. 9'x11'
All fr $450 (863)467-8140



3 PC Cabelas Mossy Oak Crib-
set Excellent condition.
$50/firm (863)763-4349
(863)261-4498
BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for info. $1 0/firm.
(863)261-3699
JUMPEROO Rainforest by
Fisher Price. Excellent con-
dition. $40, (863)634-7905



Flags (150) decorative. 80-
30" x 40. 70 12" x 15'
$200 for all, very nice.
863-675-6556 LaBelle



COMPUTER DESK Excellent
condition 3'WX4'H 18"deep
$75. (863)763-4920
DELL LATITUDE 0640 Laptop
including laptop bag -
$250, (239)590-5721
DESKTOP TOWER Fast Dell
XP Pro NEW refurb, must
sell. $125. (863)517-2782


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BAR STOOLS (2) Pair -
creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
(863)467-8681 Okeechobee
Beautiful Rec 1/2 Glass 6'
Table on glass pedistal w/6
Cream color parsons chairs
$400 (561)799-0161 PBG
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer
(863)532-0257
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
COUCH AND Chair old brown
set, good condition $100.
(863)634-1608
COUCH, LOVESEAT and chair
green with red strips, fairly
new, good condition $600.
(863)634-1608
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like NewlBeautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer (863)634-2582
DINING ROOM Set Cream
color, 4 padded chairs, very
good condition, $250.
(239)410-6870
DOUBLE PILLOW top mattress
only a month old. call for
info. $1000/or best offer
(863)261-3699
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9'w 6' 6" Tall.
$400 634-3312.
FORMAL DR.TABLE,HUTCH,5
chairs light oak w/lg leaf
$1200/firm. (863)357-4422
(863)447-0680
KING SIZE bed very pretty
king size bed with lots of
storage $300.
(863)234-1435
LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand. great condition!
$125/neg. (863)227-0142
LARGE BLACK entertainment
center Purchased at Pier 1.
$200/or best offer
(863)675-1410
LOVESEAT & SOFA CHAIR
W/OTTOMAN oversized,
$80 for set (863)612-5037
SLEEP NUMBER King Pillow
Top Bed Like newfFounda-
tion included. $1000/or best
offer (863)634-2582
WHEELED COMPUTER DESK
$50 (863)467-4277



CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
(863)253-2617
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
(863)253-2617



COLT MATCHTARGET AR15 -
24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
Trade 4 0/U Shotgun
$1995/neg. (772)461-8822
REMINGTON GAMEMASTER
760 30-06 Sell or trade for
Pistol (Ft. Pierce) $350/firm.
(772)461-8822
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifieds.
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
$450. (863)885-1172
SAVAGE .308 Mod. 99E Ex-
cellent scoped lever action
shooter $500/or best offer.
(863)673-3893
TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
quality trades. $550.
(863)673-3893


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NORDICTRACK VIEWPOINT
Treadmill Built in TV. &
MP3 input. Call after 3pm
$750. (863)983-9831
POWDER COATED STEEL
WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
$40 (863)801-1272
TREADMILL Pro-form 535X,
Space saver $150
(863)467-8681



CITIZEN WATCH -100 FT WA-
TER RESIST, DAY/DATE.
LEAVE MESSAGE $175.
(863)674-1181
SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE,
DATE/DAY GLOW IN DARK,
100 FT WATER RESIST.
$175. (863)674-1181



HOSPITAL BED Electric
w/mattress. $300 Call
(863)357-1121 Okee



20 LB propane tank $10.
(863)946-3922
CERAMIC POT pieces, all col-
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck ful but you pick it up.
$25.00 (863)467-9354
COVER FOR MOTOR HOME -
33 ft, used once pd $350
will take $95 (859)221-0900
FIREPLACE lighted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675-4098 evenings
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
(863)763-3932
LIKE NEW Stainless steel mlk-
er with claw & pulsator Over
$500 new, will take $250.
(863)634-0233
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box low profile $75.00
(863)634-0233
PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. cond Firm prce $225.
(863)634-5038
RAIN SOFT water treatment
system 2 years old $300 or
best offer 863)824-7644
TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
cage valve,good
cond.,fuelwater,etc $75.
(863)467-7415
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
cleaner $20.00
(863)467-4567
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1.5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932



ELECTRIC GUITAR Jackson,
black & chrome, $175
(863)517-2077 LaBelle



AQUARIUM, Saltwater, 125
ga Wet/dry filter, all acces.
Fish incd. Handmade stand
w/cabinets. $800 634-3312
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
with it. $40. (863)697-8332
RABBIT HUCH Plywood
w/rabbit wire. 5'x2'x5'High.
$40 (863)357-1121 Okee


(239)bU3-/llZ



SEWING MACHINE CABINET -
Large w/8 drawers! Includes
Chair & Dress Form Adj.
sizes). $195 (863)467-8140



Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & EW. woods, $1700
will separate (863)946-3123
LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Ulti-
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
(863)763-3410
POOL TABLE WITH STICKS
$100 (863)634-2137



55" TV Phillips. 6 years old.
Works fine, nothing wrong.
Good condition. $600/or
best offer (863)484-2505
ANTIQUE CONSOLE TV In
good working condition.
50/or best offer
(863)675-1410
BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600
(239)340-8503
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4) -
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
(863)763-7989
RCA TV 27", Four years old,
perfect condition $40
(908) 295-1765



METAL LATHE 6'X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
METAL LATHE 10 x 36 Been
completely over Hauled. Lots
of extras, ready to use.
$550/or best offer
863 )983-7334
(239)826-5226
PRESSURE WASHER Devi
Biss Excell, 2400 PSI, Honda
5 HP Runs Great. $120.
(561)573-3499
RANCH HAND Grill & Bumper
Fits 00-02 Chevy without
adjustments $750.
(863)763-3410
TABLE SAW Craftsman, Lim-
ited Edition, 10" 2.7 HP
Stand, Like New. $65.
(561)573-3499
WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517-2077 LaBelle


Agriculture



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




GROWERS CHOICE Soil Mix -
1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine3 $1.95.
(863)675-3741


works good, w/propane tank,
$40. (863)467-4551
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
(863) 674-0467
COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
Edger Redmax trimmer and
edger $125 each or both
$200 $125. (863)634-1479
LAWN MOWERS 2 Snapper
riding lawn mowers 26" both
cut and run GREAT, elec.
start. $300. (863)674-0467
RIDING MOWER, 2004 John
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
$600 (863)697-9704

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



GROWERS SOIL Mix Half a
cubic it of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine. $0.85.
(863)675-3741



GOOSENECK STOCK Trailer
16' New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire. $2500.
(863)634-1479


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


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LARGE 1 Bdrm. apt. for rent.
Close to new iTech in Im-
mokalee. $550 mo. + sec.
dep. Call (239)707-5002
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



COMM SPACE FOR LEASE
turn key, small upscale, fully
equipped Beauty salon, Bar-
ber or massage studio. Need
own clientele. Reasonable
Call 863-675-4443



BRAND NEW HOME 3/2,
must see. 2457 sq. ft.
$185K or rent for $950/mo.
Call 863-517-0846
COUNTRY VILLAGE- Ibr, iba,
must have good ref's & sec.
Non smoking environment.
No pets, $550/mo
T863)675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
GREAT FAMILY HOME
460 Grant St, La Belle
3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
Large family rm & garage.
Big yard w/privacy fencing.
Reduced to $890 a mo!
1st, last & mo sec. required.
Call Broker-Owner
(863)675-3433 or
(800)638-6946. Move into
your dream home tomorrow!
LaBelle 3 BR on 2/2 Acres,
50 Ft. Covered Porch, Large
Liv., Kitch, Din. & Den. $800
mo. (863)675-0104
LABELLE 3br, 2ba, 2.5
acres. Reduced to $850/mo
+ Sec Dep. (386)585-9020
or (386)590-2196
LABELLE 4/2, Very clean,
$750/mo, No Deposit.
(863)885-2650
LARGE 2/2, close to river
$600/month. No security or
lease. Call 863-673-8862
Large 4 bed/2 bath, well kept
home in town for rent.
$1,200/mo. Available for
March. first mo. + security.
Call: 863-673-0066


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your used items by
selling them in the
classifieds.



REDUCED RENT in exchange
for Housekeeping, Yard
work, in a country home Call
(561)248-2866
Shop here first!
The classified ads
How fast can your car
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FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE
New Ig. units avail.,
air conditioned &
non-air, each unit
alarmed, area
fenced & well lighted,
space for boats,
trailers,
RV & trucks.
Manager on-site,
1025 Commerce Dr.,
LaBelle. 863-675-1025.
LABELLE RENT-A-SPACE
Cowboy Way & Kennedy Blvd.
5'xlO'$42.80 mo. inc. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl. 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
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classifieds.


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




STEAL THIS!
New CBS Office Bldg.
Port LaBelle, FL
6156 s.f. -14 Offices
Conf. Rms. T1, Cat5, + +
(954)775-5875
Nick.Bellinoschlholdings.com




CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE
1, 2,3 BR UNITS
Furnished
Some w/marina
& river views
$125k, $130k, $140k,
$144k, $189k, $195k

Willard Realty
Group
863-675-0779



IMMOKALEE house for sale,
- 4BR/2BA, owner financing
avail., $129,900 or best of-
fer Call 239-986-9395


water access
Very Unique
$595,000
*3/2 on Canal
w/River view
Priced for Quick Sale
@ $240,000

WILLARD REALTY
800-375-0779
inancing by Owner, 2/1, 3/
and 4/2. No down payment
to buyers with appropriate
income. Bad credit no prob-
lem. Call Norman Waldron at
Waldron Contracting.
863-885-2650
LaBelle
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit Whilte's
Furnture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBelle
(863)675-0717.
ORTONA -River Oaks, 2br, 2
ba, 3 yr old modular home,
located on corner lot, Asking
$125,000 (304)582-2116


LABELLE, Ranchette, 62900
Frontier Circle SW, 3BR/2BA,
2.55 acres, 3,428 sq. ft.,
gazebo, pole barn, price
reduced! $330,000
Call (863)675-1136 or
(239)290-1017



2290 Phillips Rd, 2 acres with
septic tank & electric pole
$95,000 OBO.
786-237-7333
LaBelle 2280 Phillips Rd. 6
acres, 3 septic tanks, 2 mo-
bile homes (ready for in-
come). Can build 3 houses
$320,000 786-237-7333

State Rd. 80
LaBelle
5, 10 or 15
acres, great
for use or
investment.
Broker/Owner
(561)
364-1795





TN LAND FOR SALE
Near Bristol Speedway
Good Hunting Land
5 Acre & 9 Acre Parcels @
$65k& $115K
Willard Realty Group
(800) 375-0779


Mobile Homes



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




MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 mo., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
(863)983-8106
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
2BR. Good condition. A/C.
$500-$600. mo.
(863)675-2474 after 4pm
Se renta traila sencia nueva 2
cuartos, 1 bano $130 por
semana. Llame al
863-612-6511



4 cuartos, dos banos, casa
manufacturada con terreno a
solo $79,900. Llame para
mas informacion
863-612-6511
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Dealer going out of business.
Only 3 doublewides left.
Lowest prices in SW Florida
Call 863-673-4325
Doublewide 4bed/2ba very
easy financing available, only
$53,900 including setup and
a/c. Call 863-675-8888
Fleetwood, 48', 2bed/ ba, fur-
nished. carport & shed. cen-
tral heat'air Aqua Isles
$12,500. 502-939-9070
Home/Land, 3/2ba. Ready to
move in. Easy financing with
only $3,000 down. Call for
details 863-612-6511
Land-Home pkg available.
Now only $79,900.
4bed/2ba 863-612-6511 for
more information
Lowest prices on any double-
wide or singlewide mobile
home guaranteed. Call
863-675-8888
New 2009 3 bed/2bath dou-
blewide only $39,900 deliv-
ered and setup. Financing
available call 863-675-8888


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
wwwsweetcypressranch.com


IaxjD, very nice!
$26,800
800-330-6623
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
New manufactured 3/2 Low-
est prices ever starting at
$42,900. Cal 863-675-8888
ORTONA 3/2, '02, 28x60
Mobile, 80x100 lot, fenced,
carport, screened porch,
shed, $75,000 firm.
(863)517-1603
PALM HARBOR
3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $399 per month
1-800-622-2832


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
BOSTON WHALER 1969 13ft
w/40hp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
BROWNING 18' open bow,
with trailer, inboard/outboard
Mere cruiser,175 hp, 4 cyl
eng. $2000 neg
(863)763-5253
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 fti-
berglass gull hull85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
finder, boat, motor,trailer, good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHN BOAT 12ft., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467-0458
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
$500 (863)236-0195
JONBOAT ALUMINUM Select -
10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
$375. (863)467-7415
MERCURY 175 1982 For
sale- 175 hp Mercury Out-
board motor on a 1982 17.5
foot Hydra Sport bass fishing
boat. Included is a Kota all
terrain 40b, trolling motor
with foot control and 1982
Atwood trailer The motor
has been professionally re-
built within 100 hours. All in
good condition. Boat has live
well and bilge pump with a
forward and aft fishing plat-
form with chairs. $2950.
(863)467-2267
Sailboat 24' Brstol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment includ. 3 anchors.
$2,500 239-233-1976
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/trlr Labelle)
$2500. (863)517-0301
(863)675-7897
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind, $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.


GEO METRO
good, needs a
cyl, a/c
(863)467-268:


1994 runs
little work, 4-
$600.


GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2000 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans &windshield $2000/or
best offer (863)201-3492
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
bilk 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME Select New tires,
runs great tinted windows,
alloy whis. A/c $900/or best
offer (863)675-5090


TOYOTA PASEO
4 cyl., 40mpg,
mint,
(772)332-5804


SPORT, '92 -
runs & drives
$2,000.


db3-b/i-39b/ Labelle



ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800



HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
(863)430-6987
HONDA SHADOW 750 2004,
With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765
KAWASKI EN500C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
(863)357-1739



ATV-Honda Odessey, 1983, 4
wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
POCKET BIKE Select Goes
about 60.Runs good.Blk n
red.Call to see $150/or best
offer (863)261-4498


Altomohiles



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



1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer
863-675-1113.
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter Vs. $1,000 or best offer
863-673-7621
BUICK CENTRY LIMITED
1987 Loaded $2500.
(863)467-8849
CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
- good condition $900/or
best offer (863)634-6843
DODGE STRATUS, '99 really
nice car, a/c, good running
condition, $1800 or best of-
fer (863)302-4442
FOR SALE MERCEDES -
BENZ 300 SDL, good condi-
tion, $4000 Call
(863)447-2189
FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4doorNeeds Bat-
tery,Tuneup,New Trunk lock
$2800, (863)228-0015


FORD F250
runs great.
(863)675-11


1985 Diesel,
OBO $1200.
13


TOYOTA TACOMA 2005 -
2005 TOYOTA TACOMA
22,700 MILES AT AC
CRUISE TOW PACKAGE, 4-
cyl, air bags, anti-lock
brakes, CD, auto. Ac CHA-
PAIGNE EXTERIOR GRAY
INT $10000/neg.
(863)233-6134
TOYOTA TACOMA '97 manu-
al trans, 4 cyl, $3000 or
best offer(863)673-0057 or
(863)673-2558



FORD EXPLORER 1998 2dr
all power, thrCD, cold a/c,
runs great. 131,000 miles
$2500, (863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990 -
BRAND NEW TOP END
$700/or best offer
(863)675-1275



UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 6'
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Floor Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600. (863)675-8559


or wil separate.
(772)323-7096
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20'
$700 call (863)697-3524



CHEVY CAVALIER 2001 4-
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1800/or best offer
(863)228-6178



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
$1595. (863)843-0062
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
$895. (863)675-1472



DEISEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed, extra tires, excellent
condition, $3000 neg
(863)763-5253



F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust short bed
$750/or best offer
(863)261-4498
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
(863)357-2816
FORD RIMS 18"6 LUG NEW
FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer (863)634-1545
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer
(863)675-2145
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer
(863)801-5687
USED CUSTOM rims 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524
(863)763-0180



CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
Utility bed, wht, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer (863)697-1413
CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. Body Mint $3800
(863)801-9136
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113


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RECORDED IN RES LUBOL BOK XXII, PAGE I A lu m n i aw ard
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FINDING I i. ...Flil8U" *s *" lU A lu m n i aw aric


THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WITHIN HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY
WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drought affecting Hendry County has created an
extremely high danger of grass, brush and forest fires throughout al of Hendry
County, and
WHEREAS, he Board of County Commissioners has the authority under Ordinance
No 2001-03 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS OF HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA THAT:
1 A tire emergency exists within Hendry County, Florida, under he definitions
and provisions of Hendry County Ordinance No 2001-03, as amended
2 The Boand hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires within
Hendry County, orida as provided in said Ordinance No. 2001-03, Section
2, as amended An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other than a
cookhre which is not permiied by a governmental agency
3 The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and shall
remain in efect unit further action by This Board
Du considered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Hendry
County,
Floria, his 24th day of February 2009
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor Chair


ATTEST:
Anita ishet, deputy Cler
Barbara S Butler, Cerk




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DODGE CARAVAN SPORT -
1998, Runs good, good tires
$3500 neg. (863)467-0458
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBele Communty Develop-
met District wil hold a Board of Su
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
March 2009, at 6:00 PM at the
office of the istnict located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace The purpose of the
meeting is to conduct routine busi
ness which may require action by the
Board
This meeting is open to the public.
Scott Weegchei
ChaCB19i
312995 CB 3/19/09


Certified tobeatrueand
correct copy of the odgina.
Batrara S. Butler
Clerk Circuit Court
Hendry County Florida
By ABischei
Deputy Clerk
Date: 2-25-9f


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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant


FORT MYERS, FL -The Florida
Gulf Coast University Alumni As-
sociation is sending out a call for
nominations for an outstanding
FGCU graduate who has signifi-
cantly contributed to the com-
munity.
The Alumni Association Board
of Directors annually honors a
distinguished graduate of Florida
Gulf Coast University. This is the
most prestigious award the as-
sociation bestows upon an FGCU
graduate in recognition of the re
cipient's contributions to society.
The criteria for this award


service to others and dedicated to
providing ongoing service to the
University.
Past award recipients include
Nola Theiss, 2008; Guenther Go-
sch, 2007; Robert Mulhere, 2006;
Dr. Allen Weiss, 2005; and Dr.
John Little, 2004.
Nomination deadline is April
1,2009.
For more information about
the Alumni of Distinction Society,
visithttp://www.fgcu.edu/Alumni/
distinction.html.
For more information about
the FGCU Alumni Association,


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Try your tennis sk ls sional career (both regionally tions Lindsey Touchette at (239)
Tennis enthusiasts are invited to a tennis tournament Saturday, April 4, beginning and nationally), distinguished in 590-1016 or alumnirelations@
at 8 a.m. at LaBelle Sports Park on Pratt Blvd. All ages are welcome with divisions community and recognized for fgcu.edu
for men, women, singles and mixed doubles from beginners to advanced players.
The $30 entry includes a T-shirt. Sign up at LaBelle High School. LHS Girls Tennis now for new FGC
Coach Bobbie Spratt and Boys Tennis Coach Brent Ringler gathered their players yf
for a photo.

,___^^^^^^^ collegiate high school


FORT MYERS, FL -The Florida
Gulf Coast University Collegiate
High School is now accepting ap-
plications for its fall 2009 class.
The Collegiate High School is a
unique early admissions program
limited to approximately 35 stu-
dents from Southwest Florida.
High School students who are
entering junior or senior years
in the fall are eligible to apply.
Acceptance is based on a com-
pleted CHS applications packet,
GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores, and
an interview. If accepted, stu-
dents complete the 11th and 12th
grades on the FGCU campus in


Submitted photo/Hugo Vargas

Soccer
The LaBelle Youth Soccer U-8 2009 Stallions took their bumps and bruises through-
out the season with a hardly spectacular 3-4-1 record, but the team really peaked
at the end of the season. They won the league's first ever double loss elimination
tournament for the U-8 division on Sunday, March 8, 2009 with a 3-0 record. What
a feeling of satisfaction! Very proud of these kids and very grateful to their spon-
sors, Higginbotham & Soud, CPAs. Pictured front Row: Dylan Villa Goalie; 2nd
Row from Left: Silvino Guijosa, Alejandra Moreno, Bryce Herrera, Gisselle Perez,
Coach Hugo Vargas, Alex Vargas, Alan Gutierrez, Luis Orduna. Back Row: John
Quinn, Jose Jimenez, Justin Curtis, Coach Natasha Vargas and Emily Baird.


Sports Shorts


Hunter safety
course planned
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) will host a free
hunter safety course March 28
in Hendry County. Students
must take the online part of
the course before attending
on Saturday.
Students will learn about
hunting laws, safe gun han-
dling and wildlife identifica-
tion before taking the final
test. The course also includes
live-firing instruction on a
shooting range.
The free safety course will
be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Sheriff's Of-
fice Shooting Range, between
Clewiston and LaBelle, 0.7
miles down Witt Road off of
SR 80, 9 miles west of U.S. 27.
Take the first road east of the
Pioneer Shell Gas Station.
Space is limited and res
ervations are required. To
make reservations, go online
to the Hunter Safety area of
MyFWC.com or call 561-625-
5122. A statewide schedule of


hunter safety classes is avail-
able there also.
Anyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, must pass this
course or another approved
hunter safety course before
purchasing a Florida hunt
ing license. Parents or legal
guardians must accompany
children under 16 years of
age to all classes. To partici
pate in the live-fire exercises,
children under 18 years old
must present a parental re
lease form signed by a parent
or legal guardian.

Archery, anyone?
The Lee County Archers
are registering new partici-
pants. The following events
take place at the Nalle Grade
County Park Range in North
Ft. Myers:
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Monthly Membership Meeting
and 20 Yard Target League.
Sunday, March 15, 3D Ar-
chery Shoot at the Nalle Grade
County Park in North Fort My-
ers. The shoot is hosted by the
Lee County Archers. A roving
field range consisting of 20


3D target stations, and a 14
station N.F.A.A. field course.
Sign up 8-8:30 a.m.; shotgun
start at 9 a.m. A $10 shooting
fee applies. Info: Ben Brown
(239) 369-6212.
Sunday: April 5, 9 a.m.,
900 Round event.

Guided Nature
Walk planned
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. Participants should
be able to walk approximate
ly one and a half miles. Please
dress appropriately 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 registra-
tion is not required. Limit 25
participants. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
For more information please
call Kelly at 239-693-2690.


Submitted photo/COES

Sprucing up
The Colts Conserve is a Country Oaks Elementary club that was formed this year
with third, fourth, and fifth grade students. The faculty sponsors are Mrs. Kristen
Walker, Miss Kristina Andrews, and Mrs. Kimberly Stitt. Mrs. Walker, Oscar Ortiz,
and Kathy Henry are mulching around tiny palm trees. Country Oaks Elementary
students, Raymond Aguilar, Gehobany Avila, Jeff Harris, Ricky Gonzalez and Noah
Pequeno, all members of the "Colts Conserve Club," prepare to work on top soil
and mulch for their part in helping to make things, "a little greener."


University classes.
Tuition and books are free
and students may earn up to two
years of college credit while com-
pleting high school graduation
requirements.
A public information meeting
is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thurs
day, March 19 in Academic Build-
ingV, Room 112.
For more information visit on-
line: http://www.fgcu.edu/chs/
For additional information,
contact CarolAnn Popovich at
(239) 590-7869 or Pat Riley at
(239) 225-2500.


Register for summer


classes at Edison College


Summer Registration at Edi-
son State College begins Monday
March 16, 2009.
We recommend enrolling as
soon as possible to secure the
classes and times you want.
Enrollment has been so high
for the past several semesters
classes fill up very quickly.
Choose the session that's right
for you.
Full Session: May 6 -Aug 11
Short Session 1: May 6 -June
23
Short Session 2: June 24 -Aug


To check out all Summer
Courses head to: www.edison.
edu/academics/schedule/index.
php
Edison State College serves
more than 20,500 students in 5
counties including campuses in
Lee, Collier, Charlotte counties,
a center serves Hendry/Glades
and many classes are available
on-line.
For more information, please
contact District Director of Com-
munications and Marketing Cath-
erine Bergerson at 239-489-9460.


Submitted photo/Marylee Baker


UES Students of the Month
Row 1: Ivan Ordonez, Lisbeth Garcia, Randi Pack, Madison
Johnson; Row 2: Emily Baird, Amelia Martinez, Marlusous
Mitchell, Logan Livingston; Row 3: Stephanie Mendoza, Van-
essa Vera, Griselda Trejo, Dylan Villa; Row 4: Fernando Mo-
lina, Luis Custodio, Adrian Raya, Hazeal Villaneuva-Pedriz;
Row 5: Ebelinda Martinez, Mia Herrera, Adiana Rodriguez,
Miranda Garza. Not pictured: Caitlyn Mayo, Isaiah Devisme.



Channel markers


replaced in Glades


On October 24, 2005 Central
Florida received the brunt of Hur-
ricane Wilma with Glades County
directly in its path.
During the course of the
storm channel markers in Lake
Okeechobee were destroyed and
lost.
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon recog-
nized that with the channel mark-
ers missing from Lake Okeecho-
bee within the borders of Glades
County it would cause a great
safety hazard for the citizens of
Glades County and guests to our
area.
Sheriff Whiddon, with the as-
sistance of Glades County Emer-
gency Management, and the
Glades County Board of Commis-
sioners contacted and requested
financial support from FEMA to
replace all channel markers with
stronger poles. He also worked to
have signs attached to the poles,
identifying the locations along
with solar lighting so that the


poles can be seen at night and
during inclement weather.
The project was approved by
all parties involved in 2005. How-
ever, due to the lake water levels,
the project was unable to pro-
ceed.
In 2009 after Tropical Storm
Fay came through, the project
was revisited.
This was made possible due to
the lake levels increasing enough
to accommodate a lake barge
and crane to set the poles and
complete the project.
Sheriff Whiddon is pleased to
announce that on February 25,
2009, the project has been com-
pleted.
All channels located within the
boundaries of Glades County are
well lit and identifiable with mini-
mal cost to the county.


*PUBLIC NOTICE*
AIRGLADES AIRPORT ADVISORY MEETING'

There will be a Airglades Airport Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, April 8,
2009, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Airglades Airport boardroom in
Clewiston All interested are encouraged to attend. For further information, please
contact the Hendry County Engineers Office at (863) 675-5222 or
(8631)-83-1588
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commis-
sioner 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
Mat a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
tmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Janet Taylor Chair
Board of County Commissioners, Hendry County
312558 CS 3/12.19/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PORT LABELLE UTILITY ADVISORY BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Port LaBelle Utility Advisory Board will hold a meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 209, at 2:00 PM., at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25
East Hicapoochee Avenue, Commission Chambers, LaBelle, Florda The meeting
is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any marer consid-
ered at this meeting, he/she wil need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based
Port LaBelle Advisory Committee
George Davis
313387 CB/CN 3/19/09


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will
hold a meeting Thursday, March 26th at 6:00 pm., at the Hendry County Court-
house Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBele, Foida. The
meeting is opn to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled,
Please Note: The time otall CLo meetings is now 6:00 p.m
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
mater considered at this 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 re pro-
ceedings is made which record includes t estimony and evidence upon which
bie appeal isto be based
Hendry County Construction Licensing Board, Richard Yoraschek, Chair
313877 CNCB 03/19/09


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