Vol. 87 No. 14
At a Glance
Check school board
budget on line
According to Hendry County Su-
perintendent of Schools Rick Mur
phy, everyone can now check out
updates on the district's financial
status on line. The school board
has opened a a new web-page and
hopes residents will take advantage
of this resource. The school board
wants to hear your comments and
You can reach the "Budget Up-
date" page directly from: http://
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get Update 4.1.09.pdf or go to the
District Web-Site www.hendry-
schools.org and click the "Budget
Update" icon on the HOME page.
Food bank scheduled
The Hendry County Food Bank
will be open Thursday, April 16,
from noon till 3 p.m. at the Dal-
las B. Townsend Ag Building, 1085
Ft. Denaud Bridge
closed for repairs
The Ft. Denaud Bridge is closed
to vehicles until April 28. Residents
and visitors will have to use the SR
29 Bridge in LaBelle or the Bridge
in Alva. Updates are also available
on the County Web site at www.
hendryfla.net. For additional infor-
mation please call 863-675-5264.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
By Patty Brant
Residents should be on notice
that this may be the last year La-
Belle's city government can con-
tinue without a rate increase.
At the city commission's
regular meeting April 9, Mayor
Paul Puletti said he believes the
city tax role should remain fairly
consistent this year, but warned
that next year he expects a 20-
25 percent decrease. He said he
believes the city can continue to
operate one more year without
any cutbacks, job cuts or millage
He said the biggest expense
from ad valorem taxes is in the
Road and Bridge Dept. However,
gas tax monies can be used for
The board approved a special
exception from Akin-Davis Fu-
neral Home to add a crematory
to its existing location on SR 80
in LaBelle. Owner Cecil Akin said
they are probably going to use
an above ground tank because
underground tanks are always
more prone to rusting.
The request met all zoning
See City Page 2
Easter Fun: A day for the kids
Getting to know you
The Easter Bunny greets a tentative Haylee Kats at the Hen-
dry-Glades Homeless Coalition's Breakfast with the Easter
Bunny Saturday, April 11. Little Haylee is kind of unsure
about this huge, fuzzy creature right now, but you can bet it
won't be long till she jumps right up on the big bunny's lap.
This is the second year for the homeless coalition's annual
Lucky egg hunter
Six-year-old Laurio Lopez triumphantly shows off the gold-
en egg he found at the Kiwanis Club's annual Easter Egg
Hunt April 11.
50 Plus tax
500 Plus tax
By Patty Brant
Just three months into 2009,
Hendry County already has three
times the number of traffic fatali-
ties as in 2008.
Last year's traffic fatality figures
show that, as of March 29, 2008,
two people had lost their lives on
Hendry's roads. However, as of
March 29, 2009, there had been six
deaths on Hendry County roads -
three times as many as 2008.
On Jan. 27, Florida Highway Pa-
trol worked the case in which Hen-
dry County Deputy Mike Home
pulled into his residence on Evans
Road and died.
On Feb. 6, a pedestrian was
struck and killed on Cowboy Way
west of Lillian Street. Miriam Lopez,
47, died in the incident. The driver
of a 2002-2008 Ford with a special
deep red paint scheme is still being
sought for questioning in this case.
The vehicle in question may be an
Eddie Bauer Special Edition Ex-
plorer, Eddie Bauer Special Edition
Expedition, a King Ranch F-250 or
King Ranch F-150. The vehicle may
be either an SUV or F 150 or F 250
with a topper on it.
At US27 east of CR 835 Roeri
Morreo 32, died after two vehicles
sideswiped each other, Several
passengers were transported to
area hospitals. The crash occurred
on Feb. 9
A head-on collision on March
7 at CR 78 near Brittany Lane took
See Fatalities Page 2
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Mildred Sherrod turns 90
From the community
Freedom Fellowship, Freedom Counseling and Services Center
thank Curves for their food drive that was put on in March. They
amounts of food from the community and their members at Curve
just like to thank them and the community for their support. They
up our cabinets to be able to feed the need.
Continued From Page 1
code regulations. Seeing no negative im-
pacts to the community, the only conditions
staff recommended were buffering around
the propane tank that will fuel the crema-
tory and compliance with waste incinerator
The request was unanimously approved
by the city commissioners.
Passive recreation park
The city has approval of South Florida
Water Management District to proceed
with phase 1 of the planned 176-acre pas
sive recreation park on the north side of the
river. The city is looking forward to a meet-
ing with Glades County officials to discuss
park plans. The park is actually in Glades
Fire Chief Malcolm Johnson reported
a busy month to the board, with some 80
calls including a very nasty 10-acre brush
fire that seriously threatened homes and
animals on Case and Evans Road. The chief
commended the sheriff's office on its job
during the fire and cooperation with the fire
HCSO Lt. Kevin Nelson reported that law
enforcement is having a stronger presence
in traffic control but warned that burglaries,
thefts and property crimes are on the rise
due to the tough economic times.
Lt. Nelson also said he is working on
a grant for four new deputies to deal with
community oriented issues and crime in-
telligence. He also said the SO is working
more with other government agencies to
deal with code violations, with Department
Mildred Shcrrod (best known as "Mil")
has achieved another milestone in life, as
she turned 90 years old on April 15, 2009.
She is a mother of three, a grandmother of
seven and a great grandmother of five. Her
great-grandchildren call her "Greatmother"
and to all who know her she is a great lady.
Mil served as secretary of the Florida Cat-
tlemen and was an honorary director. She
has been the recipient of numerous awards
and honoraria from her community, civic
and professional organizations. She resides
on the same land she was born on and has
an ancestry dating back to Colonial Amer
Robert Roberts, her Papa, owned the
Red Cattle Company of Immokalee, Florida,
making the cattle industry a life-long passion
for her. She kept books for the company
and drove her Jeep about the ranch enjoy-
Submitted photo ing God's creation. Her favorite ride was to
accompany the cowboys driving steers from
the Gator Slough pasture down to the Rock
would like to
s. We would
of Children & Families and to cooperate
with other emergency services.
A long awaited project to widen Martin
Luther King Blvd. to three lanes began this
week with engineering designs. Plans call
for a sidewalk on the west side and drain-
age to the east.
Applied Technology Management's Grant
Misterly reported that his company is work-
ing on applying for water savings grants for
the city that will provide 350 auto meter read-
ers and replace toilets in government build
ings on the city line with low flow devices.
In order to meet the minimum number of
toilets required, county and school board
buildings on city lines may be included.
The application for the deep injection
well for the city's planned new reverse os-
mosis water plant has been submitted.
Flushers are going in at the Aqua Isles
site to improve water quality where water
lines dead end. Those lines are also being
The city will soon be distributing recycle
bins to customers. They are waiting for WSI
to provide a regular pick up day. The proj
ect is being funded by a state appropriation.
More information for customers on how the
program will work is coming soon.
Commissioners heard a presentation by
Lonnie Howard and a Kraft Construction
representative on the benefits of public/pri-
vate partnerships to develop water delivery
systems using private funding to finance
construction, well sites and building proj
ects rather than government sources.
Interested, the commissioners voted to
look into the concept.
Continued From Page 1
the life of Juan Carlos Martinez Rafael, 22.
David A. Benson, 23, of Miami died in
a crash on March 8 at Pasofino and Appa-
FHP continues to seek a driver involved
in a crash March 24 at CR 845 and CR 833
near Ocean Boy Farms involving a green
1998 Nissan van. One of the six people in
the vehicle was pronounced deceased on
scene; three others were flown to area hos-
pitals. Rodolfo Nunez-Velasco, age 19, is
considered a person of interest in this case
and is being sought by FHP. If you have
any information on any of these outstand-
ing traffic cases, please contact the Florida
Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800 or *FHP.
For the entire calendar year of 2008, there
were a total of 17 deaths on Hendry County
roads, according to figures from the Florida
Department of Transportation.
For Glades County, those figures are:
three fatalities to date this year, with one
fatality for the same time period last year.
Glades had a total of 13 traffic fatalities in
Lake pasture, a distance of some 30 miles.
She would follow the cowboys in her Jeep
providing snacks, drinks and meals on the
two-day drive. She never rode a horse since
Papa never had horses for girls to ride.
The Red Cattle Company was divided
in 1980 and Mil has had her own herd ever
since. You can still find her today climbing
into her Jeep and driving about the pasture.
Traffic safety news
At the April 2 Community Traffic Team
meeting, the health department reported
that it has plenty of helmets to disburse to
the public, but no more car seats at this
Share the Road signs, reminding motor
ists of the presence of bicyclists, have been
placed at four locations on CR 78 and one
on Kirby Thompson Road.
Currently there are no crossing guards
for Country Oaks Elementary School.
The Community Traffic Safety Team is
highly concerned about another situation
at COES. Vehicles back up along NW Eu-
calyptus Blvd. between the school and E.
Cowboy Way as parents come to pick up
their children from school. Traffic headed
to Country Village often attempts to pass
the long line of cars going to the school as
children are attempting to cross the road. If
those motorists will remember to approach
from the other direction (from Eucalyptus
Blvd. rather than Cowboy Way) the prob-
lem could be avoided.
The CTST meets the first Thursday
monthly at 1 p.m. Meetings are currently be-
ing held in the conference room at the EMS
station off Cowboy Way.
Patty Brant can be reached at pbrant@
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West Palm Beach, FL In an effort to
protect lives, property and the environ-
ment amid severe drought conditions
that have increased wildfire danger, the
South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) has issued an emergen-
cy order that prohibits the public from
building fires on District lands open for
The ban means no fires in grills, fire-
places or fire rings provided by the Dis-
trict or other authorized management
agencies until further notice.
The cautious use of portable camp
stoves and grills, brought in by users for
cooking purposes only, is allowed.
Since January 1, at least 1,570 wild
Alex Leo Campbell, 23, was arrested
April 13 and charged on a warrant with FTA:
felony. Sgt. D. Davis was arresting officer.
Amy Sue Ballard, 37, was arrested April
12 and charged with burglary of a structure
or conveyance. Arresting officer Deputy L.
Fernando Lopez-Millano, 33, was ar-
rested April 12 and charged with having an
open container and possession of cocaine.
Deputy N. Kirk was arresting officer.
Ramon Guardado Crespin, 38, was ar-
rested April 10 and charged with carrying a
concealed weapon firearm and possession
of a weapon by a convicted felon or con-
cealed weapon. Sgt. D. Davis was arresting
Jose Deahorra, 51, was arrested April 10
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Arresting officer Dep-
uty L. Preece.
Gustavo Madrid-Gomez, 29, was arrested
April 8 and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Deputy K. Herrera was
Patrick Lucey, 59, was arrested April 11
and charged with misuse of the 911 system,
intentional threat to do violence and battery
of an officer. Deputy T. Neidert was arresting
Frantz Mercy, 25, was arrested April 11
and charged with violation of restrictions
on a driver's license and nonmoving traffic
violation habitual offender driving with a
suspended license. Deputy N. Kirk was ar-
Nancy Lugo, 24, was arrested April 11
and charged with VOP: felony or commu-
nity control. Deputy J. Smith was arresting
Regina Kristine Autrey, 39, was arrested
April 11 and charged with FTA: felony of-
fense. Arresting officer Deputy L. Preece.
Saul Gonzalez, 53, was arrested April 10 and
charged with VOP: felony or community con-
trol. Deputy L. Preece was arresting officer.
Traffic enforcement stepped up
Campfires, other open burning
prohibited due to dry conditions
HCSO takes auction on line
According to the Washington-based Cen
ter on Budget and Policy Priorities, as many
as 47 states are struggling with mounting
deficits; and governments, which are re-
quired by law to close budget gaps, are
being creative in seeking ways to meet the
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office,
which relied on old-fashioned auctions con-
ducted in the local parking lot, is taking a so-
phisticated approach to disposal of surplus
equipment; they are turning to the online
world of Govdeals (www.govdeals.com).
Govdeals provides its members an op-
portunity to purchase and sell their surplus
equipment utilizing the enormous global
reach of the internet.
Not only can members list their proper
ties for sale immediately as they are declared
surplus, but they are exposed to a much
larger pool of buyers.
According to Sheriff's Office records, the
last auction held for surplus and/or confis
cated items was in February 2002, which
netted approximately $8,270.
Two items that were placed on Govdeals
on Thursday, March 27, 2009 and have al-
ready brought in over $5,000; these were a
1989 Ford F-150 with over 134,000 miles and
a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am that had recorded
over 115,000 miles.
Items that will be posted with the on-line
auction are not limited to vehicles, but will
also include computer equipment, furniture,
tools, bicycles, etc.
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden
said, "Anything that we can dispose of that
generates revenue definitely helps to reduce
any deficit that we have in the budget. Es
sentially, we hope auctioning our surplus
items on the Internet will cost us less time
and money, and create a higher yield." Sher-
iff Whidden further stated, "The concept of
selling surplus items on the internet is based
on opening the auction to a much wider au-
dience than if it were done locally. You have
more competition for items, and we hope
that will drive a higher price."
Just because governmental agencies are
the only people who can sell on Govdeals.
com, doesn't mean they're the only buy-
ers. Anyone ranging from other states and
municipalities to companies, entrepreneurs
and resellers, all of whom are prescreened
to ensure they can pay, can purchase items
from the Govdeals.com site. The auctions
are open to the public.
To learn more about Govdeals and the
process of viewing and bidding on items
posted go to www.govdeals.com or you may
contact the Hendry County Sheriff's Office.
Due to the increase of traffic, serious
accidents and construction between Clark
Street and Birchwood Parkway, the Hendry
County Sheriff's office is taking a pro-active
approach to reducing the crashes and risky
driving behaviors of motorists.
Since January 1, the Florida Highway Pa
trol (FHP) has handled over 40 traffic crashes
in Hendry County resulting in five fatalities.
Deputies have worked 104. Thirty-three of
these crashes occurred on SR 80, the causes
range from excessive speed, to careless driv-
ing, to failure to yield right of way. Deputies
will use unmarked vehicles to catch speed-
ers; if cited in a construction zone with
workers present, fines are doubled.
Driving too slow causes frustration to
drivers and poses a risk for others such as
passing in a no passing zone, utilizing turn
lanes as passing lanes or under-estimating
the speed of an oncoming vehicle. Slow
fires have burned 43,565 acres in Florida,
more than twice last year's number of
fires and acres burned to date in 2008.
Most of these fires were caused by
human carelessness, the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices reported on Thursday.
Along with the burn ban, the SFWMD
is asking residents and businesses to
conserve water and follow landscape ir-
rigation restrictions to stretch and protect
the public supply.
More information about limits by area
is available on the District's water restric-
tions Web site.
For water saving tips, you may visit the
Web site at www.savewaterfl.com.
drivers impede the safe flow of traffic. Driv-
ers exceeding the speed limit or driving well
below the posted speed may receive a writ-
ten warning or traffic citation. SR 80 is a
two-lane, major through way between the
east coast and west coast. Without traffic en
forcement could become more deadly.
Cle/Contact hours will be held in Hen-
dry and Glades County. In Hendry it will
take place on Tuesday, April 28, at Dallas
B. Townsend Agricultural Bldg., 1085 Pratt
Blvd. LaBelle from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The
guest speakers are: Ana Rodriguez Florida
Coalition Against Human Trafficking Hu
man Trafficking; Dwight V Phipps Office
of the Attorney General Crime Victims'
Compensation; and Betty Aryada -Victim
Advocate -Collier County State Attorney's
The training will be Wednesday, April 29,
at Glades County Sheriff's Office Training
Room 1297 East SR 78 Moore Haven from
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The guest speaker will
be Ana Rodriguez Florida Coalition against
Human Trafficking -Human Trafficking.
For information please contact Nancy
Cruz (239) 533-1123 e-mail ncruz@sao.
cjis20.org or Yolanda Santiago (863) 612-
4937 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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converse with others. Go to www.newszap.
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create new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of some
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HUMANE SOCIETY: (With regard to ac-
cusations of possible wrongdoing at the hu-
mane society) I have had nothing but good
They typically go out of their way to help,
and they are doing a very difficult job. One
that is often forsaken.
It's up to them to take on the task of car-
ing of the unwanted, neglected, abused pets
The Hendry-Glades Homeless Coalition
hosted its second annual Breakfast with the
Easter Bunny at Barron Park on Saturday,
April 11. The event was a great success and
the HGHC owes this success to the many
generous sponsors and volunteers.
We would like to thank the following
sponsors: Florida Community Bank, U-Save
Supermarket, Marilyn Sears of Riverside Real
Estate, Robin McLean of United Machine
Works, Curt Sinclair of Exotic Hibiscus, Eru-
biel Gonzalez & Estela Aguilar, Tom & Julie
Boardman, Bob Roper, and Patricia Pillsbury.
We would also like to thank the following
people for their special acts of kindness:
Mary Bartoshuk, Mary Harn, Estela Aguilar,
April 16, 2009
Letters to the Editor
that are left behind. Yet, they keep showing
up every day, to do the thankless job of it.
Personally I find the allegation that they
are doing wrong distasteful.
SIGN OF JONAH: Have the churches for-
gotten about the Sign of Jonah? I haven't
heard the churches around here teaching
about the Sign of Jonah. Why is that? All my
life I heard parents teaching their children
and churches teaching their congregation
thatJesus died on "Good Friday" and rose on
Easter Sunday." I first learned this in church.
Is this true? What did Jesus teach us?
According to Luke 14:1-3, Jesus had al-
ready up and left very early Sunday morning,
the first day of the week. So, we can't count
Sunday and Sunday night as part of the three
days and three nights.
Bonnie Sparks and Linda Vaughan. We also
owe the following LaBelle Rotary members
a big thank you for cooking the pancakes
and sausage: Randy Daniels, Victor Adame,
Mel Karau and Barb Maves.
Thank you to all who attended and made
the event such a success for the homeless
coalition. Each and every person and organi-
zation that donated their time or money can
be proud that they contributed to the mis-
sion of the HGHC to prevent and minimize
homelessness within our community.
Aida Barnhart and Susan Vaughan
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the north between 5 and 9
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 57. Winds will be from the northeast
between 7 and 11 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the east between 8
and 13 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 59. Winds will be from the east between
6 and 13 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 86. Winds will be from the east between 7
and 13 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 61.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 85.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 61.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near 87 and a 20 percent chance of showers and
Looking for support
I am in a situation were I need people to
come forward and report their bad experi-
ences or employment with the Caloosa Hu-
We can have the board members decide
fact from fiction of the ongoing events. If
you have had situations arise past or present
and would like to speak with me, we can
approach this together.
Please contact me by E-Mail or Phone
and in return would like to speak to you. I
am addressing some serious issues and wish
others to come forward.
Let's work together, not apart!
863-675-0154 Please leave message
River Oaks thanks
Ortona and River Oaks Subdivision Resi-
Dean and I want to "Thank You" all for
your support over the years, our canals are
now open but it would not have happen
without our friends and neighbors.
The article last week told the story but
the "rest of the story" is without the Board
of Directors and Officers of the Association,
and residents who financially, physically and
emotionally supported us and the project, it
would not have happened.
Our officers and directors, Alicia Hucker,
Joyce Steger, Jim Harrington, Clyde & Kay
Nancy Genschal Supporters and work-
ers of fund raisers (I wonder if we will miss
our Garage Sales) Jim & Ayako Harrington,
Clyde & Kay Sanborn, Bob & Alicia Meuret,
Doug & Bonnie Ballard, Lyle & Saundra
Garretson, Doug & Joyce Steger, Charlie &
Margret Meadows, Barbara & Jerry Howell,
Ted & Joan Miller, Sigfried & Otti Schaewitz,
Bob & Diane Potocar, Kitt Maynard, Larry
Dalconzo, Bob Mcdonald, Jim Keiser, and
Special "Thanks" to the laborers, dig
gers, rakers and sod layers, Dick Crandall,
Jim Harrington, Bob Meuret, Dean Johnson,
Alan DeArmond, and Calvin Billings. The sod
has been watered by Jim Keiser on a regular
schedule and is turning green.
Dean Beavers, Larry Dalconzo, Clyde
Sanborn and Sigfried S. for laying the turbid
ity curtains and posting signs before con
struction and cleaning up the canal after.
For 27 years there has been many people
who have done so much to keep the canals
clean and tried to get the permits in place to
get the canals open, only to be disappointed.
Any time things got tough I thought of all the
people that have worked for 27 years to get
Our gratitude goes to the Charlie Miller
family for their contribution. Charlie and
Judy Miller had been active for many years
on the canal projects, Judy served us meals,
hot coffee and beverages in her home and
made us feel like family. We lost Judy last
February and are going to dedicate the open
ing of the canal to her honor.
Our memories have been documented
with picture by Saundra Garretson and Dale
Many other families have moved or
passed away. Special thoughts to the
Buechler, Bressler, DeArmond and Storter
families. We hope no one was forgotten in
our "Thanks" but our gratitude to all our
friends, family and neighbors will not be for
Last but not least to my husband Dean
for all he done just because he was married
to me. He is truly the best.
To all of River Oaks "Enjoy your new wa
April and Dean Beavers
River Oaks Association, Ortona
Edison College plans graduation
Edison State College will honor the fall Also this year, Brenda Barnes will gradu-
2008 and spring and summer 2009 gradu ate alongside her daughter, Melinda Ward.
ates of its Hendry Glades Center at a recep- Anyone planning to attend the reception
tion Friday, April 24. in the Center at the LaBelle High School,
Among the 57 members of the graduat- 4050 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL should call
ing class are three students who have simul-
taneously earned their high school diploma (863) 674-0408 by April 17 to RSVP.
and a two year college degree, Cristina Mal- The 90-minute reception will begin at
donado, Cinthya Gaxiola and Benjamin Her 5:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be
nandez. served following the ceremony.
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work related setting to develop occupational
skills accepted in the private sector.
The program begins in May and runs
through June. Meeting times will range
from Saturday sessions, to evenings, to daily
sessions during the summer.
Participants must be 14-16 years old,
registered and in good standing with a lo-
cal public, alternative or charter school,
with the intention to return to school at the
end of the summer. Workforce Investment
Act eligibility required (income and barrier
Their signature program is the Build to
Learn Computer Program. In this program,
students actually build a brand new, state-
of-the-art desktop computer, learning basic
electricity and electronics skills, how to read
for and locate information in technical doc-
uments and on drawings and how to install
the windows operating system and other
application software. Academic remedia-
Pre-Employment Work Maturity, Life/So-
cial skills and Citizenship are integrated in
the program design. Youth that complete
the entire summer program will receive a
new laptop computer, as well as stipend
payments for achieving pre-set benchmarks
during the program.
Contact the Youth Connections Office
closest to you to schedule and enrollment
interview, you will need the following infor-
mation to complete enrollment:
Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, ID
or Driver's License, Parent or Guardian must
be present for enrollment, Proof of Income
(household), Proof of Family Size (house-
hold), Proof of Residency (Utility Bill or
Driver's License), and Proof of School atten-
dance (recent transcripts or report card).
In Clewiston, call the Hendry County
Workforce and Adult Education Building lo-
cated 475 Osceola Ave. at (863) 983-1300.
You may also call the Immokalee, Career
and Service Center located 750 South Fifth
Street their number at (239) 685-3300.
What secrets are hidden in your room?
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
When Brian Moore, 17, had only a short
time to write something for a class, no one
would have imagined the impact his com-
position would have. Not only were his
classmates stunned, but through the inter-
net, his words have had a powerful impact
on people globally.
Brian Moore died May 27, 1997. He was
driving home when his
car went off the road and
struck a utility pole. He sur
vived the wreck unharmed
but stepped on a downed
power line and was elec-
Here is Brian's essay en- 1
titled "The Room."
In that place between Dr Les
wakefulness and dreams, I Morgan
found myself in the room.
There were no distinguishing features ex-
cept for the one wall covered with small
index card files. They were like the ones in
libraries that list titles by author or subject
in alphabetical order. But these files, which
stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly
endless in either direction, had very different
As I drew near the wall of files, the first to
catch my attention was one that read "Girls
I have liked." I opened it and began flipping
through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked
to realize that I recognized the names writ
ten on each one. And then without being
told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless
room with its small files was a crude catalog
system for my life. Here were written the ac-
tions of my every moment, big and small, in
a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense
of wonder and curiosity, coupled with hor-
ror, stirred within me as I began randomly
opening files and exploring their content.
Some brought joy and sweet memories; oth-
ers a sense of shame and regret so intense
that I would look over my shoulder to see if
anyone was watching.
A file named "Friends" was next to one
marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles
ranged from the mundane to the outright
weird. "Books I have read," "Lies I have
told," "Comfort I have given," "Jokes I have
Some were almost hilarious in their ex-
actness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers."
Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I have
done in my anger," "Things I have muttered
under my breath at my parents." I never
ceased to be surprised by the contents. Of-
ten, there were many more cards than ex-
pected. Sometimes fewer than I had hoped.
I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of
the life I had lived.
Could it be possible that I had the time
in my years to fill each of these thousands
or even millions of cards? But each card
confirmed this truth. Each was written in
my own handwriting. Each signed with my
When I pulled out the file marked "TV
Shows I have watched," I realized the files
grew to contain their contents. The cards
were packed tightly, and yet after two or
three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file.
I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality
of shows but more by the vast time I knew
that file represented.
When I came to a file marked, "Lustful
thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body.
I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing
to test its size, and drew out a card. I shud-
dered at its detailed content. I felt sick to
think that such a moment had been record-
ed. An almost animal rage broke on me.
One thought dominated my mind: No
one must ever see these cards! No one must
ever see this room! I have to destroy them!"
In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size
didn't matter now. I had to empty it and
burn the cards.
But as I took it at one end and began
pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge
a single card. I became desperate and pulled
out a card, only to find it as strong as steel
when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly
helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Lean-
ing my forehead against the wall, I let out a
long, self-pitying sigh.
And then I saw it. The title bore "People
I have shared the Gospel with." The handle
was brighter than those around it, newer,
almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a
small box not more than three inches long
fell into my hands. I could count the cards it
contained on one hand.
And then the tears came. I began to weep.
Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in
my stomach and shook through me. I fell on
my knees and cried. I cried out of shame,
from the overwhelming shame of it all. The
rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled
eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this
room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But
then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, any-
one but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He
began to open the files and read the cards.
I couldn't bear to watch His response. And
in the moments I could bring myself to look
at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my
own. He seemed to intuitively go to the
Why did He have to read every one?
Finally He turned and looked at me from
across the room. He looked at me with pity
in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't
anger me. I dropped my head, covered my
face with my hands and began to cry again.
He walked over and put His arm around me.
He could have said so many things. But He
didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
Then He got up and walked back to the
wall of files. Starting at one end of the room,
He took out a file and, one by one, began
to sign His name over mine on each card.
"No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could
find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card
from Him. His name shouldn't be on these
cards. But there it was, written in red so rich,
so dark, and so alive. The name of Jesus
covered mine. It was written with His blood.
He gently took the card back He smiled
a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I
don't think I'll ever understand how He did
it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I
heard Him close the last file and walk back
to my side. He placed His hand on my shoul-
der and said, "It is finished."
I stood up, and He led me out of the
room. There was no lock on its door. There
were still cards to be written.
"For God so loved the world that He gave
His only Son, that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life." John
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's in LaBelle.
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The Hendry Soil and Water Conservation
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Pistol course set
The Glades County Gun Club, in coop-
eration with Glades County Sheriff Dept,,
will conduct an NRA First Steps Pistol Ori-
entation Course. This course is designed as
an introduction to firearm safety, handling
and shooting skills. The course will be given
on Saturday, April 25, at the Glades County
Sheriff Gun Range on SR 78 at Gun Club
Road, 4.2 mi NE of US 27 and .3 mi NE of
Glades County Road Dept. This course is
free and open to the public and is limited to
The rangewill open at 8:30 a.m., classwill
start at 9 a.m. This a 3-4 hour course with 1
hour range shooting time. Eye and Ear pro-
tection is mandatory and will be available at
the range for those who need them.
Bring your own pistol and ammo, but
leave in your vehicle until shooting time. 18
years or younger must be accompanied by
an adult. Registration is necessary and you
may register and get more info by calling
Guided Nature Walk
planned April 22
On Wednesday, April 22, from, 2 to 4 p.m,
join park staff on a stroll through native habi
tat this earth day. See first hand the plants
and animals that make southwest Florida so
unique. Participants should be able to walk
approximately 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 regis-
tration is not required. Limit 25 participants.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information please call Kelly at
Longhorn board to meet
The next monthly meeting of the LaBelle
Longhorn Booster Club, Inc. will be held on
April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Longhorn field at
Davis-Pratt Park in the boys' locker room.
Sign up for football, cheer
Always wanted to play football or cheer?
Now's your chance! No tryouts. Ages 5-15.
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner Football
and Cheer program is now signing up play-
ers and cheerleaders at the Little League
Field on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
Football and cheer
Always wanted to be a part of a great
youth organization? Now's your chance!
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner football
and cheer program is now accepting appli-
cations for football and cheer coaches for
the 2009 season. Please call Jason at: 239-
229-2179 or Lori at 863-673-4811 for appli
cations and further information. No experi
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3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
4/2 Newer MH on /2 Ac, Seller Motivated
3/2 on 2 '2 Ac Recent Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
3/2 on 6 Ac, Marshall Field Rd. Seller
3/2 on 30 Ac in Muse, Oaks, Creek, & Great
3/1 CBS in town, Asking $72,000
2/2 Great Starter in Port LaBelle $79,000
3/2 Modular, Make OffcrAsking $129,000
3/2 in Belmont, Short Sale, $130,000
3/2 in Laurel Oaks, needs TLC, Seller
3/2 +Den on small lake, Seller relocating
4/2 in Muse Country Cabin on 2+ Ac
3/2 Newer Construction, Upgrades $210,000
3/2 on 2 Ac in Montura Ranches $248,000
3/2 on 2.8 Ac in Pt LaBelle Ranchettes, adjoins
3/2 in Gated Riverbend Estates, Seller says
Make Offer $269,000
4/3 in Caloosa Estates on Cul-de-Sac, Reduced
4/2+Dcn CHS Custom on 3 Ac w/80 Ft Barn,
and 2/2 mobile $299,000
3/2 Upgrades adorn CHS Country Home
w/outbuildings, riding arena, 13 Ac $459,000
CBS home one lot in from SR 80, rezoned to B-
State Road 80 Corner Vi Ac, B-1 w/billboard
2 Steel Bldgs. on 1 Ac, Heavy Industrial,
4800 Sq. Ft. Steel Bldg. on fenced 1 Ac
Industrial, Short Sale, $395,000
2 Steel Bldgs, over 8000 Sq. Ft. Zoned PUD on
2+ Ac $550,000
4.5Ac, 2400 Steel Bldg Industrial, Possible
Lease Option $599,000
5 Ac +/- Industrial on Cowboy Way Corner,
Cleared & Filled, Seller Financing $675,000
2/2 in River Oaks/Ortona, now waterfront!
Old Ft. Denaud 1 Ac $192,500
Hidden Hammock I Ac w/dock $199,000
High Elevation with long views, 5 Ac $395,000
Eagle Point 1Ac Deep Water & Protected
Harbor w/ Lg Dock. $499,000
Spectacular 7 Ac Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft on
the River, Current Appraisal $975,000
3/2 Super CBS River Home w/pool on Oxbow
w/dock on double lot $419,000
4/3 Iwo Storo on 2 '/2 Ac adjoins greenbelt
along the River $425,000
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ERTA E LaBelle, FL
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Much needed funding
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades are receiving funds tI
emergency food and shelter programs in the area. Lee County
receiving $507,103, Hendry County agencies $43,445 and Glai
$13,341. In Hendry County First United Methodist Church, Harry
Bank, Hope Health Care/Hope Connection, The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of LaBelle. In Glades County: Harry Chapin Ft
Hope Health Care/Hope Connection are receiving funding. Terri K
Coordinator for the Lee County School District, is pictured with allow
mittee member Jo Anna Bradshaway.
Put your best foot fon
By Pat Dobbins
Be kind to your feet. Years of wear and
tear can be hard on your feet, but disease,
bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails and
wearing shoes that don't fit can also affect
your feet. Your feet might
be the last item on your
list of health concerns,
but sometimes problems
with feet are the first signs
of more serious medical
conditions such as arthritis,
diabetes and nerve or cir-
Practice good foot care. Patricia
Keep your feet clean and Dobbins
dry. Try putting your feet up when you are
sitting down to help keep the blood moving
to your feet. Make sure your shoes fit proper-
ly and treat yourself to a foot massage once
in a while!
Some common foot problems include
fungal infections, corns, calluses, bunions
and ingrown toenails.
Athlete's foot is a type of fungal infection.
Shoes are warm, dark and moist, which
makes them the perfect place for fungus to
grow. A fungus can cause dry skin, redness,
blisters, itching and peeling. Over-the-coun
ter anti-fungal powders or creams may help,
but sometimes it can be hard to cure and
you may need to see a doctor.
Corns and calluses are caused by pres-
sure when the bony parts of your feet rub
against your shoes. Wearin
better or using special pads
Bunions develop when th
big toe no longer fit togethe
ally run in the family. Somet
needed to relieve the pressur
Ingrown toenails can be p
caused when your toenail
skin. Usually this happens v
cut your toenails straight acr
ner of the nail can be seen al
Pay close attention to swo
len feet could be a sign o
health problems. If you con
swollen feet and ankles, p
healthcare provider. If you
good foot care is very impo
can cause poor blood flow to
foot care should be an import
health care. Don't get off on t
(Patricia Dobbins is the Adm
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Yummy pot pie dinners
Come to Ray's chicken or beef pot pie
dinner Friday, April 17, at 5 p.m. $6 at VFW
Post 10100 on SR 29S.
Time running out for bingo
Monday night bingo at American Legion
Post 130 will end April 27 for the summer, to
begin again Oct. 5.
Thanks to faithful bingo players for their
generous contributions to the Legion's chil-
Democrats to meet
The Hendry County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee will meet at LaBelle City Hall
on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.
The major items of business will be for-
malizing the local delegate selection plan for
the 2009 Florida Democratic Conference to
be held in October and planning the Hen-
dry County Democrats' Annual Jefferson-
Submitted photo Jackson Event scheduled for June 13 at the
Clewiston Inn in Clewiston.
All Democrats registered to vote in Hen-
dry County are welcome to attend and par-
o supplement ticipate in the discussion.
es agencies 4-H book giveaway
Chapin Food gv wy
of Clewiston, The Four Feet Fur and Feathers 4-H Club
ood Bank and will hold a Book Giveaway at Barron Library,
insey, Grants Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. There
cations com- will be a book for everyone who attends, no
matter what their age.
To donate books, bring them to the event,
The 4-H Club will also be collecting
school supplies for Upthegrove Elementary
School at the event.
g shoes that fit
"ay help. Enjoy Earth Day celebration
.e joints in your
r. Bunions usu- Come enjoy the annual Earth Day Festival
imes surgery is Saturday, April 25 (NOT the 22nd as previ-
e and repair the ously published), at Barron Park from 10:30
ainful. They are Live music all day by the Caloosahatchee
breaks into the Folk Society plus beautiful art and environ
vhen you don't mental presentations.
-oss so the cor Food will be available all day: LMS solar
above the skin. hot dogs, Girl Scouts nachos and tea, La-
llen feet. Swol- Belle Longhorns chips and sodas. Kiwanis
f more serious Art contest will be judged and displayed at
itinuously have the park.
lease see your Admission is free. For information con-
the feet. Good Nationwide
antpart of yoOnYourSid
the wrong foot! On Your Side
inistrator for the
Ith Departments. Marcum & Associates
n article about a
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extension 120) Has Relocated To:
43 N. Bridge St.
(North Side of Olde Cypress Bank)
Nickey Yeomans, Office Manager
ay Auto Home Business
tact LaBelle Recreation at 675-5347.
MCA serving pot luck
The Muse Community Association is hav-
ing a pot luck dinner and karaoke night. Sat-
urday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family, a friend and meet
The food is delicious and the entertain-
ment is great! It will be a fun night to remem
ber. For more information call 863-674-0467
A celebration of the oldies to benefit the
United Way of Hendry and Glades Counties.
Let's rock to the oldies with entertainment,
dinner, antique car show, silent auction and
The event will take place on April 18 from
4-7 p.m. at Barron House 904 E. Hickpochee
Ave, corner of St. Rd. 80 E and Ft. Thompson
Tickets are $50 per person in advance or
may be purchased at the door. Ticket price
includes raffle for six nights at a cabin near
Blue Ridge, Georgia.
If you are interested in making reserva-
tions or additional information please con-
tact: Julie Boardman or Arlene Bettancourt
at 863-675-8383 Ext. 23.
Personal care with comtort and
dignity for everyone in need
Solutions in difficult times
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Serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties
April 16, 2009
Join 82nd Airborne
The 82nd Airborne Division has served in
Afghanistan and Iraq for the past few years
and will return for another tour of duty.
This is the most decorated division in
today's military and looking for members.
Membership in the 82nd Airborne Division
Association has veterans from the 1 1th, 13th,
17th 82nd 101st and today's Special Forces.
Combat is not a requirement, only the
wings you earned through hard work and
determination. For information, contact Air-
borne Days 5459 Northcutt PI Dayton, OH
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Sometimes when a disaster is over and
you are just beginning to get back on your
feet, you discover you still do not have the
ability to repair or rebuild your home with
out some help. After Tropical Storm Fay, you
may have been able to repair or rebuild but
things are just not the same. Project H.O.P.E.
is a FEMA funded program managed by the
State of Florida. Project H.O.P.E. outreach
workers are inyour community. If youwould
like to talk with one of the team members,
please contact Diego at 239-200-7454. They
are here to help and would love to hear how
you are doing!
Birma Sue Storter Bowers, 66
ORTONA Birma Sue Storter Bowers, of Or-
tona, passed away April 11, 2009, at Hope Hos-
pice House in Cape Coral from pancreatic
cancer. She was 66. She was born August 31,
1942 in Arcadia.
Ms. Bowers attended high school in LaBelle
and received a degree in Cultural Anthropology
from the University of West Florida in Pensacola
at the age of 57. She was a talented pianist and
an avid gardener.
In recent years, she enjoyed managing her
livestock herd. She attended Living Waters Fel-
lowship Church in Moore Haven.
She is survived by her daughters, Jenny Heflin
Alien (Doug), and Sara Nelson Madrid; son, Da-
vid Heflin, and daughter-in-law Tina Heflin;
grandchildren, Katie Allen, Scotty Heflin (Britta-
ny), Douglas Allen, Kaitlyn Heflin, Jacob Heflin,
Patrick Heflin and Alex Walker; sister, Donna
Starter Long (JC); nephews, Lonnie Howard
(Vanita) and Thomas Howard.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Vance and Montine Storter; and brother, Stan
ford Lee Storter.
A Memorial service celebrating Birma's life will
be 6 p.m. Thursday April 16, at Ortona Church
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested do
nations to Living Waters Fellowship (prison
ministry), P.O. Box 803 Moore Haven, FL 33471;
or Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort
Myers, FL 33908.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer
al Home LaBelle.
Justin Wyatt Briggs
LABELLE Justin yatt Briggs, of LaBelle,
passed away April 10, 2009. He was 16 days old.
He was born March 25, 2009, in Fort Myers in
Health Park Hospital. He is son of Amber Haw-
kins and Justin Briggs.
Survivors include his sister, Kelscy Kay Briggs;
maternal grandparents, Shawn Hawkins and Su
zanne Roberts; paternal grandparents, Angelina
Koff and Joseph Koff; both sets of great-grand-
parents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Wednesday April 15, 2009,
in Fort Denaud Cemetery, 1170 Cemetery Road,
LaBelle with Pastor Danny Harvey officiating. In-
terment was in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Mary Leona Peet, 64
FELDA Mary Leona Peet, of Felda, passed
away April 12, 2009, in Felda. She was 64.
She was born Sep. 16, 1944, in Starks, La.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Peet;
daughters, Bridget Peet, Khrisleigh Peet, Allison
Peet, and Kaitlin Peet; son, Jeremiah Peet, all of
Felda; grandson, Aaron Peet and fiance Michelle
Redmond; great-granddaughter, Ryan Peet, all
of LaBelle; niece, Teresa Stewart and husband
Larry; great-niece, Brittany Stewart; great-neph-
ew, Bobby Stewart, all of Felda; nephew,
Spence Hull and wife Nikki and family, all of La-
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home LaBelle.
LABELLE -Newell "Norman" Card, of La
Belle, and Mt. Morris Township, Mich., died Sat-
urday, April 4, 2009, in Gulf Coast Hospital. He
The funeral service took place Thursday, April
9, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in
Mt. Morris, Mich. Pastor Alonzo Vincent official
ed. Burial followed with Military Honors in Flint
Memorial contributions may be made to the
First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris or
Charity of Choice.
Newell was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Flint, Mich.,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Newell and Verla (Goss)
Card. He and Ardis Babcock were united in
marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Mt. Morris, Mich.
He worked for GM Truck and Bus for 32 years,
retiring in 1978. He was an active member of
the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris,
Mich., and Carlson United Methodist Church of
LaBelle. He served on the Westwood Heights
School Board from 1964 to 1978, and was in the
Flint Traffic Club. Newell sang in the Flint Male
Chorus, church choirs, and was active with the
Tall Pine Council.
Newell "Norman" leaves to cherish his memo-
ry five children, Newell II and wife Rachel, Paula
DeMott and husband Merle, Keith and wife
Mary, Jeff and wife Sharon, and Jennifer Bacus;
21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister,
Shirley Wysocki; and many brothers-in-law, sis-
ters-in-law, nieces, nephews; and special
friends, Carless, Craig, Mary, and Judy
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife
Ardis; grandson, Joshua; brother-in-law, Eddie
Wysocki; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-
Arrangements by Miles Martin Funeral Home,
Mt. Morris, Mich.
Friends may share a memory with the family
online at www.martinfuneralhome.com.
On the town
On March 25, Kristel Williamson and the LaBelle High School's Drama class
were able, by Target Field Trip Grant, to see the play "The Art of Murder," which
was held at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Downtown Ft. Myers. It was a won-
derful play, all the students enjoyed it.
New books at Barron Library
Barron Library would like to thank the remember your library when you are want-
following individuals, groups, and/or busi- ing to memorialize special people in your
nesses for making memorial donations to life.
LaBelle Woman's Club in memory of
Lenetta Boyle Goodwill E
John Jay Watkins -in memory of Doris R &
Cutshall Retail & Donation Center
Sandra Woosley in memory of Tommy Shop at Goodw ill
and Danny Woosley
Family Eye Care in memory of Doris Get the
LaBelle Kiwanis Friends in memory of "W arm Fuzzies!"
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh English -in memory
of Doris Cutshall
Mr. and Mrs. DV Pace -in memory of
John Ham and Ida Kirby
Family Eye Care -in memory of Ida Kirby
and Charles Ledbetter
Visit Barron Library to see the new books
that have been added to our collection, and
April: Autism Awareness;
understanding the condition
By Kelly Powell
Autism is a lifelong neurological disability
that affects a person's ability to communi-
cate, understand language, play, and socially
interact with others. The first signs of autism
usually appear as developmental delays be-
fore age three.
Autism is classified as a developmental
disability because it interferes with the typi-
cal rate and patterns of childhood develop-
There are diagnoses closely related to
autism such as PPD-NOS (pervasive devel-
opment disorder not otherwise specified),
Asperger's Disorder, and Rett's Disorder that
are included in the category of Autism Spec-
Every person with autism is different.
However, there are some common charac
teristics of individuals with autism that may
Remember that although these are some
common characteristics no two persons
with autism experience the world or behave
in the same way.
Difficulty in using and understanding
Challenges with navigating social situa-
tions and unusual play with toys
Over or under sensitivity to sound,
sight, taste, touch, or smell
Repetitive behaviors such as spinning
objects or rocking
Difficulty with changes to surroundings
Certain behaviors exhibited to stimu-
late the senses such as switching a light on
and off repeatedly, or humming loudly
Uneven skill development; some skills
are normal or superior for their age while
others show significant delay
Challenging behaviors such as aggres-
sion, self injury or severe withdrawal
Nobody knows what causes autism.
Some scientists believe there is a biological
cause that affects the working of the brain,
but this has not been proven. It is possible
there are many factors that could interact
with one another which could cause differ-
ent characteristics in each individual with
autism. Researchers are working hard to
find the cause(s) for autism.
Parents do not cause autism. No factors
in a child's experiences or in parenting styles
are responsible for autism.
Public Issues Forums:
Join the discussion!
According to the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disor-
der occurs in about 1 of every 150 births,
and is four times more often in boys than
girls. Families of all racial, ethnic, and social
backgrounds anywhere in the world are af-
Autism occurs by itself, with intellectual
disability, mental health issues, or with other
health problems, such as epilepsy, viral in-
fections, or changes in a person's growth
Treatment and educational needs for
people with autism and related disabilities
(1) Early and accurate diagnosis. This in-
creases the child's opportunity for positive
development and success.
(2) Professional services. These may in-
clude speech, occupational and behavioral
therapy and require a cooperative effort be-
tween professionals and families.
(3) Individualized supports in typical set-
tings. Generally, persons with autism seem
to make the best progress when they are
in as many typical settings as possible and
provided with individualized support and
therapy to meet their needs.
By implementing best practices in all ar-
eas of life, progress in persons with autism
can be optimized.
Autism can be a complex disorder, but is
not without hope. With the help of good
intervention and services, individuals with
autism can make excellent progress and
achieve a higher quality of life.
This article is submitted by the Center for
Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the
University of South Florida. CARD provides
support and assistance with the goal of op-
timizing the potential of people with autism
and related disabilities. For information in
Florida call 1800 333 4530. A satellite office
is located at Florida Gulf Coast University;
call 239-590-7771. Visit the website, http://
card usffmhi.usfedu for additional infor
Come to sing
Plan to join your friends at First Christian
Church for dinner and singing at the "Third
Sunday Singing." Be blessed with the musi-
cal talents of our church as we as other out-
standing local talent on April 19 at 5 p.m.
First Christian Church is located on Lee
and Ford Street. There will be no charge for
the evening and no offering will be collect-
ed. Come join us and be blessed. For more
information call 675-1366.
Counseling services available
Freedom Counseling and Services Center
would like to remind you of the classes we
are offering. Through the power of Christ
we truly believe that all of our lives can be
changed. Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
we offer small group class for dealing with
life's struggles: "For the Lord"
Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. offers
a marriage class: "The Love Dare" and on
Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. teaches
about all types of behaviors that can hin-
der us from living a full and productive life:
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors." All of
these classes are held at Freedom Counsel-
ing and Services Center which is located at
the corner of 60 Calhoun Street and Hwy. 80.
We'd love to have you attend!
Free movie night at Carlson
Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church presents a free movie night to see
Fireproof, with Kirk Cameron and Erin
Bethea, on Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. For
free childcare please call 675-0656.
Local church to host National
Day of Prayer
Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle, in-
vites you to participate in the National Day
of Prayer on Thursday, May 7. The sanctuary
will be opened from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. in order
that you can come ad and pray at your conve-
nience. You may come in and pray alone or
with one of our volunteers.
We are excited to have this opportunity
to welcome the community to participate in
this community-wide affair. If you would like
to volunteer to help with this event, please
call the church office at: 863-675-0656.
"If my people who are called by my
name, will humble themselves and pray and
seek my face and turn from their wicked
ways, then I will hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2
Child Care of SWFL lacks funding
Fort Myers, April 2 -- Child Care of South-
west Florida, Inc.'s mission to improve the
lives of children in our surrounding com-
munities is being threatened due to a lack
of much needed funding. CCSWFL operates
quality child care centers in Collier, Glades,
Hendry and Lee counties. Partnering with
families and businesses along with the as
sistance of city and county funding they pro-
vide affordable quality child care to children
and families in need. The budget crunch has
created a crushing blow to their sustainabil
ity causing 32 children to be at risk of losing
their enrollment with this nonprofit organi
The City of Fort Myers, along with the
Foundation for Quality Child Care and Unit-
ed Way, has contributed enough money to
keep these children in childcare only until
May 1 of 2009. Now they need local support
and partnership to continue this program
and keep these families from being unem-
Child Care of Southwest Florida pro-
vides 50 percent of the child's tuition while
the families pay the remaining 50 percent.
CCSWFL has been providing quality child
care and educational services to children,
families and childcare professionals in
Southwest Florida for over 40 years.
To donate to this cause and learn more
about Child Care of Southwest Florida, visit
www.ccswfl.org or call 239-278-1002.
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JACK RUSSELL PUPPY -
found in the Kissimmee
River Estates. Call to identi-
BLACK COCKER Spaniel -
Free to good home. Black
male cocker spaniel. 2 1/2
years old. He is fixed and
great with kids. Shots good
until May of 2009. He is
full blood cocker spaniel,
name is Toby. We are in
KITTENS Fluffy. Too good
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FT. DENAUD April 18 &
19, 8 AM 3 PM, 5775
County Road 78 W. Riding
mower, St1hl chain saw,
small appliances, men &
women thing, furniture,
lawn furniture, books, col-
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thing in good condition.
LABELLE 4/18/09, am-?,
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Family Yard Sale! Furni
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items, All items in good
condition. Off Fort Denaud
For more listings,
CDA preferred with com-
pletion of 45 hrs. for DCF,
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Duties include (but not
met): Providing a
safe, nurturing and learn-
ing environment for the
children. Maintaining the
upkeep of the classroom
and center, work as a
team w/ other staff, attend
trainings and workshops.
Please contact: Felicia
Brown 863-983 7335/8557
or send resume by fax
863-983 2455 or
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(863)983-9604 or apply at
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Ave., Clewiston, FL. e-mail
employment for a six week
Summer Youth Program.
Positions available are for
several Group Leaders.
Applations must be
submitted by Fiday, Apri
24, 2009 Applicatons and
requirements are available
at the Recreation Oice at
310 West Cowboy Way.
Any questions, call
preference as outlined in
the Florida Statues.
Hendry County is an equal
Drug Free Workplace.
R & D Maintenance Ser-
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mos. Must be 18 yrs of
age. Valid drivers license
and pass drug screen.
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HELEN'S BARBER SHOP
50% off and
30 Days FREE
439w. Hwy 80 LaBelle
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!
Also do handyman jobs
Shop here first!
The classified ads
863-517-2077 Rob &
For more listings,
ANTIQUE Washbowl cabi-
net marble top and Steam
er Trunk $500 for both or
Ventilation ceiling Fan
Good Cond. $10.
full size in good working
condition. $25/or best of-
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20
WINDOW'S 6 Florida
CHEST FREEZER like new om windows. $40 call for
GE $125. (863)227-2567 information (863)763-8761
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
DRYERS (3) good working
condition, $45-$50 ea.
leave message $130/will
sep. (863)227 0142
GE GLASS top self cleaning
Stove, Okee. White stove
black top with black con-
HEIER PORTABLE washing
machine Quiet. $250/neg.
REFRIGERATOR GE 21
cu.ft new excellent condi
tion w/ ice maker $435.
stove, TV Ent. Center -
Trade for dirtbike or
WASHERS & DRYERS
125 & Up
WHIRLPOOL GLASS Top
Stove. Works GREAT!
$75/or best offer
Great Cond! White w/pa-
pers, ready to install!
80/orn best offer
COFFEE POT Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
NIGHT FISHING, CAMPING
& HUNTING MORE INFO
BUNK BEDS Metal w/ lad-
der. $100/o best offer
CRIB Crib w/ quality wood
on wheels. Mattress includ-
ed. $100/or best offer
GRACO BABY Swing Mint
FLOOR GYM WILL
SELL SEPERATELY. ALL
IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.
PD $300 FOR ALL
BOYS CLOTHES Size 5 -
Several shirts, shorts,
pants, exc. cond. (Okee)
30. (863)763 6131
MEN'S, WOMEN'S, MA-
CLOTHES VERY GOOD
CONDITION. WILL SELL
BY THE PIECE. MANY
THINGS NEVER WORN.
EVERYTHING MUST GO
Wayne plates and
figurines. Price per item.
DALE EARNHARDT Dale
Earnhardt collectible cars
and lots more $300/will
HUGE COLLECTION OF
BALL, BASKETBALL, BASE
BALL, AND MUCH MORE.
USED, ROOKIES, 1/1,
LOW #9, AND A LITTLE
BIT OF EVERYTHING.
PRICE IS NEG $2500/neg.
ER/FAX machine Works
great. $50. (863)484-2505
LCD 19" New in the box,
DELL COMPUTER Fast XP
Pro, 160 GB, 1 gb ram,
DVDrw, new LCD $275.
DESKTOP COMPUTER -
Educational K6, Games,
XP, fast. Call Tony $99.
PRINTER, LEXMARK Col-
ner/fax, 30/neg. (LaBelle)
Wicker Din.Arm Chairs (6) -
This is a steal, Will NOT
COUCH Selling carmel col
ored 2pieces L shape, good
condition. If interested call
Okee, white 23" w, 21" d,
DBL BOX SPRING, Mattress,
Rails & Hdbrd. End Tables.
Desk w/fold down top.
$190 all, will sep.
Cherry wood $100.
GREEN leather recliner and
a rattan living room chair
$65 or will separate
KING SLEEP Number Bed
Pillow top, like new. Foun-
dation included. $1000.
LEATHER CHAISE tan
leather, excellent condition.
$700/or best offe3
(863 ) 63 4-3 3 3
NICE QUEEN size Wood
headboard w/etched mir-
ror, shelves, good cond,
$75 Diane (863)801-3412
SERTA KING SIZE BED -
excellent condition, $300
SLEEPER SOFA w/chair
Good Condition. $150.
SOFA like new, $300 or
best offer (863)234-1246
WINE RACK 27 bottles -
Okee. 42in.H, 1ft. D, 2ft.
GUNS Remington 1100 12
ga. Remington 870 wing-
master 12 ga. will separate
MIL 30 cal. Carbine Mili-
condition. Several maga-
zines of various capacities.
Call after 5:00 P.M.
REMINGTON 1911 -
.45ACP .32 AUTO, Beretta
7.65, trade? or both for
RIFLE MagTech 22LR 18"
bbl, extra lOrd mags $150.
SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
bolt action mod #110,
Bushnell High Contrast
Scope $450 (863)697-6095
SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
Rem. Mag. w/scope call 4
more info $400.
SHOTGUN- Rem. Wing-
master 12ga 18'bl, pistol
grip, olding stock $375.
12 Caloosa Belle April 16, 2009
SPANISH SIDE/SIDE dbl
barrel 12 ga. beautiful
engraved, excellent condi-
tion $275 (863)763-5883
WINCHESTER 94 RANGER
- 30-30, angle eject, scope,
looks new $295
PATIO SWING large, ask
ing $175 (863)946-2680
POWER CHAIR TOP OF
THE LINE MOD M61, COST
$5600, USED 5 DAYS
good condition $50/or best
CLEAN AIR Machines 2 -
Like new, lack tower model.
$175. (863) 763 3932
BREAST PUMPS (2) -
LANSINOH & FIRST
YEARS. USED FOR 1
WEEK. PD $250 FOR
BOTH. $100/will sep.
EXHAUST FAN large in-
please donate portable a-
cuzzie to 89 yo. w/ arthrit
ic daughter $1.
METRO PCS VE240
w/bluetooth & both charg-
ers. MP3 player w/lGB
card. 75. (863)484-2505
PVC patio set 5 piece,
tangenne cushions; enter-
tainment center 481 x
47TW x 16"D; entertain-
ment unit with turntable,
CD, tape plaer AM/FM ra
dio and 2 speakers. Call
TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer (863)227-0142
WATER SYSTEM Com-
plete, 1.5hp pump, water
softener, Pressure tank. New
$1250. Asking $650.
WEIGHT MACHINE All in
one Nordictrack $450.
BIRD CAGE Great shape.
Large 40"x30"x72" New
$450; 1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394 4903
CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & declawed.
Good w/ non-agressive
dogs, but not cats. $0.
KITTENS 9 WKS, TO
GOOD HOMES, PRET-
Female & Black Male Lov-
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
good home. Ready April
25th.12 to choose from.
L/M $0. (863)357-1365
PUPPIES, RABBITS &
CHICKENS Lab mix pups,
$25 Rabbits, $10, Rooster
HOT TUB Leisure ay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $1200.
HOT TUB Spa-In-A Box!
120 Volt Plug in. $400.
POOL PUMP inground
pool pump good condition
was off the church pool
$250. (863)610 0521
SWIMMING POOL Filter
and Cartridges Haywood
SEWING MACHINE Ric-
car Model 5900 plus 2
drawer open leaf sewing
table $350. (239)936-0747
BOAT SEAT nice boat seat
BOWFLEX POWERPRO -
NEW Never been used. Leg
Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & FW. woods, $1700
SURROUND SOUND Sys-
tem, Techwood, tall speak
er, 5 disc player. All books
Gretsch electric guitar w/ US-AMPS 2 Channel System
hardshell case Electromat w/2 Speakers in Box -
Sw bigsy taibar Dua Competition Style" Good
c / bigsoy tib Dual Cond. Sounds Great. 250.
$500 2395030339 (863)381-6488
TYPEWRITER IBM Electric
WHEELWRITER 3. Includes
AMER BULL DOG PUPS 2f,
1m, Beautiful, great per-
sonalities, shots & wormed,
BIG SCREEN TV 61" Ze-
nith/Inteq. All the books &
CONSOLE TV Good work-
ing condition. Please call if
interested. $25/or best of-
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4)-
with remotes and dual L &
B Dish for all. $100
MAGNAVOX COLOR Televi-
sion 32", smart sound.
Exc. condition. $100/or
best offer. (239)410-6403
ROUND TV Antenna Am-
plified with mast, wiring &
BALDOR GENERATOR -
6000 watt $995 & GENER-
AL Generator 7550 watt
$495, used few times
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE
MNT, LOCKS W/ KEY.
GREAT COND. $300.
HUGE (2) Containers full of
Flexi Blocks with instruction
booklet. $25 Call
(863)467-6799 Leave msg.
HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Bear.
Like New (Okee area)
XBOX 360 (6) Games.
Good shape. $110
(863)634 2790 anytime
For more listings,
FORD TRACTOR 2810
2810 FORD TRACTOR
LOADER DIESEL 3 POINT
HITCH PTO CALL
AREA $3800/or best offer.
HUSKY DUMP Lawn cart
10 Cu. Ft. $55
RIDING MOWER Sim-
plicit, 42" cut. Manual in-
For more listings,
LABELLE 2BR, 2hA Du-
plex, nice neighborhood,
Call (863)675-4485 for de-
TURN KEY, awesome studio
for beauty salon/ barber
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
of the classifieds
450 FLORIDA HOMES
including 51 in the Ft. Myers area
MAY 6th 7:00 PM
Harborside Event Center
Get your next home at the price you set
with NO STARTING BIDS. If you're buying
your first home or your 10th, today's
housing market and low interest rates
make this an ideal time for you to buy!
OR CALL FOR A FREE BROCHURE
Saturday & Sunday
1:00 to 3:00 PM
$3,000 down in a cashiers check for each
property 5% premium on each sale.
All sales subject to seller's approval.
Lic #s: H&M #AB110;
B. G. Hudson, Jr. #s; BK3006464 & AU230
4003 E Palomar Circle 3 br-2
bath. All tile, 2 carrgarage.
Very clean, fenced back
yard, on greenbelt $850
mo. References 675-4443
Charmin Old LaBelle
89 Calhoun St
2 bedrooms-1 bath
Decking & extra large yard
Reduced to only $695 a mo
1st, last & mo sec. req'd
(800)638 6946 or
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
HOME FOR RENT
3BR/1BA, 1 car garage,
w/fenced yard, $6 0 mo.
LABELLE 3BR, 2BA, Ig
rooms, screened porch, com
munity pool. $750/mo. Call
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classifieds.
LABELLE 2br/2ba dblwide,
pond front. 1295 sq ft. Nice
setting. $695 mo + dep.
239-247 1053/239 997 1069
For more listings,
New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 2
CLEWISTON 3 Apts + 1
house, 2br, ba, concrete
block, $225,000 w/30%
For more listings,
LABELLE: Crescent Acres GULFSTREAM 31 FT2005
area, 2br/2ba. Only $100. good condition, central air
per week. 863-673-6362. and heat + more. $4900.
Call now! (863)414-5575
LABELLE (on 781 2br, 2ba,
mob home & horse stall,
$750/mo (863)675 6314
MOBILE HOMES FOR
2BR. Good condition. A/C.
(863)675-2474 after 4pm
North LaBelle, Nobles Rd
area, 2br/ 2ba. Als hbr
available. Both with large
ON CALOOSA LOOP near
high school. Large DW.
3BR, 2BA. Indoor laundry
room w/W&D. Nice kitch-
en. $750/mo + $400 sec.
dep. Must have ref's
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
Doublewide 3br/2ba, set-
up included. Only $39,900
with low down payment.
Factory repo. Home must
be sold. Looking for a deal
on a new mobile home,
this is it call 863 675 8888
New 4br/2ba mobile home
only $52,900. Setup and
a/c included. Call
10 models to choose from
Call John Lyons
PARK MODEL 55+ older
Snowbird Retirement Park
located on the Caloosa-
hachee Rver. 8 miles out
side of LaBelle. Great
fish ig w/docks. Monthly
site rent $230. $8500
PARK MODEL -35' Trailer,
Come see, Make offer Fi-
tan RV Park, 6500 Hwy 441
SEot 20. Okee.
For more listings,
CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more info!
$2000/or best offer
JONBOAT V-BOTTOM Se-
lect 14ft no leaks, no calls
before 5pm $200/or best
TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 ft & 14 ft with
trailers $900 for both or
COACH 1975, Rebuilt mo-
tor, new tires exhaust.
Plus more. $3000 Neg
CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
everything works slide out
good shape $4999.
CARRIGE 1992 40 foot
5th wheel nice shape
evening works $4999
YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
- good condition 3 seater
110 horsepower $5000/or
best offer (713)253-7326
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.
BOAT PROPS(2) (1)
Stainless Steel, (1) Alumi-
num, Call After 5pm
CAPTIANS chair with arms
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
chor $145 or will separate
V-DRIVE BOAT Trailer up
to 18' dual axle, good ties,
new springs. Ortona $300.
Honda Shadow 2007,
750cc. Excellent condition
$5,000 OBO 239 839 4883
HONDA SHADOW 750 -
2005 Very Low miles, Great
KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
GREAT! 80mpg NICE RIDE
YAMAHA 350 Wolverine.
Bad engine. $625
HONDA 3 Wheeler, 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
drive, hi/low range reverse
$1300 obo (8636 7-9616
HONDA RANCHER 2006 -
Honda Rancher 4X4 4
wheeler in EXC. cond. LOW
2008 -11CC/WITH RE
THOR Select 2 atv hel-
mets size 34 mens motor
cycle pants $100/will sep.
For more listings,
BUICK RIVIERA 1985 -
19,000 miles, great condi
tion, loaded, 1 owner
$5000. (863)357 2239
CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Mint Condi-
tion,Will trade for
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1984
VERY CLEAN, RUNS
CHEVY LUMINA 1997,
LOADED, NEW TIRES,
135K MILES $1600
DODGE 1985- looking to
buy-we need a motor
dodge 360 1985-1992 out
of a van or pick-up $500.
DODGE CARAVAN 1991
New alternator, starter,
tune up, cold AC, gd tires.
DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT!
FORD TAURUS 2000 -
BEIGE, A/C LOADED,
GREAT CAR! $1850/or
best offer (863)634 4780
FORD TAURUS 2000
BEIGE, CLEAN INT. V-6,
AUTO. GREAT CAR!
FORD RANGER 1994, un-
der 100k miles, white,
good rubber, auto over
dri6e, V6 $2000
(863)763 2526 eve
FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs work, $1200 or best
GRAND PRIX -1998, fully
loaded, sun roof, leather,
all power anti lock brakes.
HONDA CIVIC 2 DOOR
1998 Runs Good, needs
little work no air condition
or radio $1000/firm.
LEXUS ES 300 1995,
Leather interior, 128k
miles, ONLY $1800
OTHER FIAT SPYDER
1977 Runs great lots of
new parts. Will trade for?
$1349/or best offer
TOYOTA COROLLA, '92 4
dr, auto, $1250 or best of-
fer. (863697-9005 or
VW 1960 DUNE BUGGY
STREET LICENSED 1600
CC ENG, RUNS GREAT
CHEVY P/U 1951- 80%
Complete, Camero eng
,Trans. $3800 or trade for
small travel trailer
April 16, 2009 Caloosa Belle 13
F250 EXT. CAB -1988, 7.3
litre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200
JEEP WRANGLER 1995
120k milessoft top, all ter-
rain tires, 4 cyl.5 speed
JEEP WRANGLER 1995 -
4x4, auto, only 73K mi, call
MAZDA 1994 4-wd, auto.
V-6, bucket seats $700/or
best offer (863)697-3666
GOLF CART CLUB CAR 1
elec $1350, 1 Gas $1850,
both excellent condition,
DODGE DUMP TRUCK
D350 1985 1985
DODGE D350 DUALLY
DUMP BODY RUNS
GOOD V8- 4SPT
1,800.00 O.B.O CALL
TON AREA $1800.
FORD ECHNOUNE 350
DIESEL 1993 Ford
Echoline 350 Diesel 14 foot
refrigerated box. $3000/or
best offer. (239)867-4341
ALUM. STEPS (4) for 4dr
Truck CARR mfg. great
shape $75/or best offer
CHEVY 350 300hp fresh
rebuild all new internal
parts $2000/or best offer
1980-1993 L- R Fenders.
Good shape $150
MUD TIRES Size 15 inch
LT/235/75R Good condition
1/2 price $160/neg.
STEP RAILS for a Ford
F250 Pickup Truck Pol-
ished stainless steel; good
TIRES (4) Military Style.
395/85/R 20 XML. Michelin
X. $300 for all, will sep
TIRES FOR SALE SR 15
with rim's all 4 for $250
K1500 Automatic w/rebuilt
conu. $500/or best offer
Frontwheel Drive GM
4T65E $500/or best offer
CHEVY PICKUP 1500
1989 V8 full size w/ 8'
bed extra cab runs great
$2500/or best offer
CHEVY DUALLY 1979 -
4x4 Flatbed, No title, Good
for parts, Must go $1000.
DODGE DAKOTA 1995
GREAT TRUCK $1650.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.
FORD F150 CUSTOM
1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
tailgate. Orig 302 w/ '84
FORD 350 1985 Dually
$1650/or best offer.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, ifs time
to look for a helper in
FORD F-150 1984 Tan
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 miles
cold ac. $2400.
FORD F150 1999, Auto,
a/c, long bed, v6, goo
FORD F350 1993 4 Door
Dually, 7.3 Turbo diesel.
Runs good. Must sell.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
FORD RANGER 2000 4
cyl., A/C, 5 spd. Like new!
TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
HEAVY DUTY Trailer, Duel
Axle 16' flatbed w/ ramps
$600 or best of er
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
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your used items by
selling them in the
DODGE '88 Hi Top Van,
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Buying a car? Look in
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a car? Look in the
COUNTY O HENIDRY, STATE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO. 2009 18
RECORDED IN RESOLUTION BOOK XXII, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
FINDING THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXISTS WImlN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON
UNREGULATED FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHRES, the rec frezes and dught arffet Hendr Co y ha
created an extremely high dangr of grass, bruh andforest res through
out all of Hendry County, and
WH S, te Board of ounty Comm owners ha the authorty under
COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:
. i emergency xss within Hendry Cou, Florda, under the defi-
nton and provisions o Hendry County Ord nan m No 2001-03, as
.The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unreguated fires wit
in Hendry County Floda as p ded in said Ordnane No. 2001-0
iNnone mn n dme h n s an a
Seon 2, as amended n unregulated fire means any outdoor fret
than a ookfire which i not permitted by a gornmenta agnI .
3.The moratorium im sed hereby hall be effective immediately and
hall remain in eft untiurer a n by th i Board.
Sconidered and adopted by the Board of ounty Comm iones of
Hendy county, Frida t th r day of Februar, 2 n09
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNT, FLORIDA
Janet B Taylor, Chair
Anit Bischel Deputy Cl
Barbara S Butler, Clerk
316627 CB/CN 4/9,16,23,30/09
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Noe i hereby given that the Hendry County Tourit Developmet Cuncl
ll hold regular meetng at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at the
Hendly County Administrative Office Conference Room located at 165 S.
to ann mi O
Lee Street, LaBelle, FL Tis meeting open to the pubic. The meeting
f a person decide to apeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for uch purpose he/she may need to
ensure that a rbatim record of the proceedings is made which ord in
cudes the tesmony and evidence upon whh the appea is to be based.
Tourist DeNlopment Councl
317675 CB/CGS 4/16/094
REQUEST FOR QUAIFICATIONS
FELDA MSBU STlORMWATIER MASTER PLAN
HO NUM BR: -0-19
OPENING DATE AND TIME: APRIL 23,2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Felda MSBU. Propo ers mt have expertise in designing StOrrnwate Maste Plans
and should have all seres available in house or mayy ppos multiple firms,
ardor to offer a mmplete submiion. submitals( ar IV, Submiion Re
luirementsl received in respans to this RFFQ will be reviewed by a County Eal-
ton Commltee. In order to be nsdered, submitls must be reed by the
Board of County Commimioes at the C.E. Hall Building (Oerk's Offime) in the
Hend Count Couthou Comp, 25 E Hickee Anue LaBelle, orida by
p23, 209 at 2; pm, at e all rponses to this request ll r
:orded in the pn of one or more witness.
cmpy of the Insucions and RFQ Documents an be obaned frm th Hendry
ng "(863)1 7 222
is licitaton doe not commt Hendry County to award any cora to pay
eny ost icurred in The eb_ tion of a '.msI t th t
any s es. The County res s theri ght to reject any or all submittals reeed
as a reult of this solctaion, or to a 1 in part or in its eniety this Bid, if it is in
the best interet of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an EIua Opporunity Empbyer acv seeks Minty and Dis
ldvanaaged Busnes nterpris aie pai on and is a DOrg/Smloke Fre Work
anet B. Taylor Chair
Bo/ri o- ,.County t.Commiss6e
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
A Public Hearing wll be held at the Hendry County Board of County Com-
misioners' (BOCC) meeting held on Tuesda, April 28, 2009 at S:00
p.m. in the BOCC Chambers of the Hendry County Court Houre, 25 E Hick-
poohee Anue, LaBele, Florida.
Te purpe of this Public Hearing is to invite pubic comment regarding a
reduion acomp shment completed under e County Communi
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disater Recovery Initiative 07DB-ZIO
anti The County intends to reduce number of vacant housing units
addition information may be obtaned from M Ron immery, Hendry
ounty Gants and Special Projects Manage, at 863 5264 orhis oce
at 165 South Lee Street, La oBelle, Florida.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped aessibe loaton.
ny handpped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing mpaired or
the visually mpared shall contact Mr Zimmerly at least five lendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter wll be provided. Any non-Engish
s peaking peon wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr
terpreter will be provided To access a Telcommunication Device for Deaf
Perns (TDD), plea call 1800 955 8771. Any handinpped person e
rng eci a odatn thi meeting should contact M Zimmerly
at clndar das rior to the meeting
317671 CB/CGS 04/16/09
For more listings,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEENG
Notice hereby n that t
Hend, County Construction Li
nsing Board will hold a meein
husda, Apri 23, 29 at 5:3
.m., at the Hendry County Cour
house Commission Chambers, 2
Ea Hipooechee Anue, LaBell
Horida. The meeting is open
the puli e meting site i a
,ssibe by the disabled
Pleae Note: time fthi
month's CLB meeting is 5:30
.m. Regular meeting time
W:00 pm wll resume next month
If a on decides to appeal an
decision made by the Board
spt to any matter e
at this meeting, he/she wll need
rerd of the proceeding, and
that fr such purpose, e/sh
may need to ensure tha aveba
tim record of the proceedings is
ade, whih rerd includes the
testimony and idenc upon
which appeal is to be baed.
lendry County Construction Li
ceing Board ard Yoraschek,
317656 CGSB 04/16/09
RADINGR I A
YOU A MOR INFORMED
ree in=ae Poll
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE PATHW LAN FOR HENDRY COUNTY
FDOT Prmject #423354-1-18-01
Hendr County has hdeded public information worhops rgardin
Comprehensive Pathway Plan A tudy is currently being nducted
Hendry Cunt to determine lotions of proposed nw pathways
The public information meeting wil be held as follows
Harlem Community Meetin april 9th, 2009 at 6:00 pmI at Harlem Ci
i Center located at 2o00 7 Street Clewiston 33
Pioner community Meet in, mi 13th 209 at 700 pm. at Pi o r
Community Center located at 910 Panama Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
Port Lalle ommunit Meetin, April 16th at 7:00 p.m at Grae ap
tist Church, located at 4200 NE Eucalyptus Bvd. LaBelle FL 33935
Felda Area Community Meeting, Apri 20th at 7:00 pm.at Feda Com-
munit Center, loved eat 0 CR 830, Felda L 33930
Montura & Flaghole Community Meeting, Aprl 22 at 7:00 p.m locat-
ed t Central County Water Control District, lo at 475 Cabbage
Clwiston and Hooker's Point Community Meeting, Apri 29th @ 6:00
p.m. at the ohn Boy Auditorium Bearley Rom loatedat 1200 S W C
Owens Blvd. C itn, FL 330.
lle Aren Community Meeting, Aprl 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Laee
Civic Center, cated at 41 W. Hickpchee Ave,, LaBelle, FL 33935
School Officials, May 18, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., endry Count Sho
Board Room, located at 25 E. Hickpoochee Ave., LaBele, FL 33935
The worshop wil provide interested citien with the opportunity to as
quesons and express their views concrning the locaton and potential
environmental impacts aociated wish the an. e worhop wil be on
the agenda of the various mmuniy meeting or boards, Aeria photo
graphs and other proect-lated information wil be on display Coun
staff will be available to an Ier questions and di-us the project Please
note that "is i not a public hearing i formal pubic hearing wil be hd
ater in the study process, n keeping state and federal requirement
Barren Library, 461 N, Man Street LaBelle Florida 33935 and at the Ci
of Clewiston Public Library lo d at 120 Wet Osceoa Aenue Cewis-
ton, Florida 33440. Project documents are alo available for review Mon-
onday Friday from 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m. at the Handri County Engineer
Office located at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935,
If you have any qutons regarding the Comprehensive Pathway Plan pro
jct, you may contact Mr Shane Parker, PE,, County Engineer at
6 675-5222 or by emai at sparker hende lanet Peonsr with
disablite who may need speal aL ommodation t the orshop,
a wordane with the Amercans wth iabilitie A of 1990, houd con
tact Bonnie Hanhaw at (863 675 5222
316002 CB/CN 4/2,9,16,23/09
The ABWA scholarship applications are
now available and can be picked up at Bab-
cock Furniture Store on Main Street.
Register for kindergarten
Registration for 2009-2010 Kindergarten
students will begin at West Glades School
runs through Friday, May 8. Registration
packets can be picked up during office hours
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m, Monday-Friday. Further
orientation and school tours will be sched-
uled at a later date.
UES needs digital cameras
If you have a digital camera that no lon-
ger use, please consider donating it to the
K 5 students at UES. Mrs. Mehaffey, the
school's Technology Specialist, needs 15
25 digital cameras for student use. Student
photographers of all ages will learn to use
the cameras, and will use their photos in lan-
guage arts, science and social studies proj-
ects. You can drop off your donated camera
at the school's office at 280 N. Main Street
any school day, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Please call the school at 612-0750 if you have
any questions. All donations are tax deduct
Advisory meeting at UES
Upthegrove Elementary School will have
its School Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center. All parents/guardians are invited
as well as anyone from the community. At
the conclusion of the meeting there will be a
PTO meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center. All parents/guardians are invited.
Call 612-0750 with questions.
Donate equipment to UES
Time for spring cleaning! Upthegrove El-
ementary school would love to reuse your
exercise equipment in our afterhours fac
ulty and staff fitness center! Exercise bikes,
treadmills, stair steppers, weight systems,
etc. are needed. Donations will be accepted
at the school between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
school days. Please call the office (612-0750)
the day before you'd like to drop off your
equipment and we'll give you directions to
our storage facility.
By getting in shape themselves, the adults
at UES hope to set an example of lifelong
physical fitness for our students. Healthy
bodies mean healthy minds!
Registration Night for Voluntary Pre K
summer program at Country Oaks Elemen-
tary School. Thursday, April 16, 5:30-6:30
p.m. The pre-k program begins on 6-8-09
and ends 7-30-09. This program, taught by
certified teachers, is a wonderful way to get
your child ready for kindergarten. Parents
must provide transportation, the program is
free and breakfast and lunch are provided. If
your child is the required age for kindergar
ten next fall they are eligible. Please bring a
birth certificate and proof of residency when
you come to register. Call Beth Lutkenhaus
at COES if you have questions, 674-4140.
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For information call 863-675-3641
CHURCH OF THE OOD SHEPHERD
Holy Eucharist S Sun. 9:00 m
Healing Euc ans ur 9:30 am
Bible Study - 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu ptus Blvd Port LaBelle
"Where eveybdy is Someboy ---
andJesus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper Ist, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
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.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
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Enjoy a great continental breakfast or
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Board Certified in Family Practice
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Complete Primary Care for Your Family
Dr. Grace Guadiz M.D.
Accepting New Patients
Serving Two Locations
Saturday's by appointment only
920 Cowboy Way 1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
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Web Site Design and Setup Remote Assistance
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PETE'STRACTOR 728-6629 c* Sally Mae
sav1cS s Disc Jockey
Weddings A niversanes Parties
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Felda resident selling gourmet products
FELDA (Grassroots Newswire) March 31,
2009 Angela Taylor of Felda has become
an independent consultant with Tastefully
Simple Inc., a national direct-sales com-
pany featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet
As a consultant, Taylor offers the com-
pany's gourmet foods and beverages to
guests at home taste-testing parties. Guests
receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes
and serving suggestions.
"The Tastefully Simple opportunity is de
signed to be life friendly," says Jill Blashack
Strahan, Tastefully Simple Inc. founder and
"Consultants find a great deal of satis-
faction through its fun nature, flexibility,
unlimited earning potential and top-notch
Tastefully Simple is an ideal opportu-
nity for those seeking new or additional
business options, supplementary income,
more time with children, or simply control
and freedom, Blashack Strahan says.
For more information about Tastefully
Simple products, taste-testing parties or the
business opportunity, contact Angela Taylor
About Tastefully Simple
Tastefully Simple is the original national
home taste-testing company featuring easy-
to-prepare gourmet foods. The company's
unique, high-quality products are offered
through independent consultants across
the United States.
For more information about Tastefully
Simple, visit www.tastefullysimple.com
/ DISNEY & R. CREM
Robert and Carol Crews.
On April 1, Robert and Carol Crews be-
came the new owners of T. Disney & R.
Crews Septic Tank Company in LaBelle.
Robert and Carol are both state certified
septic tank contractors with over 70 years
of combined experience in the septic tank
Robert said that they are one of few com-
panies that can handle your complete job,
whether it is a simple pump out or a ma
jor commercial installation. "We do the job
from start to finish. We don't do part of the
job, then have someone else do the other
They are members of the Florida On-Site
Wastewater Association (FOWA) and both
are certified in Advanced Treatment Units.
Robert has been in the septic business all
his life, growing up around it. His grandfa-
ther and father started back in 1921.
Crews has a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week
service with minimal charge for after hours
service. Robert said they also have financ
ing available -a real help for people in these
tough economic times.
If you have any septic problems, call them
at 863-675-3500 LaBelle or 239-693-5326 in
Fort Myers for prompt, courteous service
and remember, as Robert and Carol say, "if
you don't call us, we both lose money!"
Drive One 4 UR School raises over $1,000 for LHS
LABELLE The recent Drive One 4 UR
School fundraiser sponsored by Ford Motor
Company and Langford Ford on March 28,
2009 raised $1,600 for Labelle High School.
Ford Motor Company donated $20 for each
person who drove one of the vehicles in its
current lineup. In total, 80 members of the
community participated in the unique event.
"We were thrilled with the turnout from
the community and glad we could give the
donation," Paul Langford and Pat Langford
said. "We know that the funds will be put to
good use, and we are excited over the buzz at
the event surrounding our vehicles."
"Drive One 4 UR School is an excellent
program, and I am so glad that Langford Ford
Feel special at Makeovers
By Sierra Brown
Haley Jenkins is a graduate of LaBelle
High School and High Tech Central, where
she majored in cosmetology. Haley has
been working at Makeovers Beauty Salon
with the owner, Lori Brinker for about two
Makeovers Beauty Salon does hair
coloring, men's and women's hair cuts,
perms, waxing and shampoo sets, Walk
ins are welcomed.
In the month of May it will be $1 off
both men's and women's hair cuts.
Their hours starting April 20 will be
Mondays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tues
day through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In
Thursday the shop will stay open late with
appointments until 7 p.m.
For Prom, Makeovers Beauty Salon will
be open on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m.
Caloosa Belle/Sierra Brown
Haley Jenkins and Lori Brinker.
to 3 p.m. Makeovers Beauty Salon is lo-
cated on SR 29 in the Maple Corner Plaza.
To make an appointment call them at 863
We know that the funds will
be put to good use, and we are
excited over the buzz at the
event surrounding our vehicles
Paul and Pat Langford
was able to help our community and school
system," Dave Kelley, dean of students at La-
Belle High School said. "We thank Ford Mo
tor Company tremendously for giving schools
across the country such a great opportunity."
Since launching in December of 2007,
more than 280 Drive One 4 UR School (for-
merly Cruise 4 UR School) events have taken
place nationwide, raising over $750,000 to
support extracurricular and sporting ac-
tivities. Ford contributes up to $6,000 the
equivalent of 300 test drives -to each partici
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automo-
tive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich.,
manufactures or distributes automobiles
across six continents. With about 224,000
employees and about 90 plants worldwide,
the company's wholly-owned automotive
brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and
Volvo. The company provides financial ser-
vices through Ford Motor Credit Company.
For more information regarding Ford's prod-
ucts, please visit www.ford.com.
Call T. Disney & R Crews Septic
for your septic problems
Caloosa Belle April 16, 2009
Little Miss LaBelle
The 2009 Little Miss LaBelle Pageant was held Saturday, April 4, at the LaBelle High School Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Caloosahtchee Char-
ter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. At left are the Princesses from left: Jenna McClain, second runner up; Victoria Pagan, Princess
and Novie Kohutck, first runner up. Center, Junior Miss from left: Jasmine Craft, first runner up; Brooke White, Junior Miss and Ariel Woodard second runner
up. Right, Little Miss LaBelle Queen from left: Cassidy Wills, first runner up; Ashton Beer, Queen and Alexas Caputo, second runner up.
The Firehouse Cultural Center is closing out its season with performances of
Shakespeare's Ladies and Disillusioned Wallflowers. Performances are April
16, 17, 18, 19 and 23, 24, 25, 26. Showtimes 7 p.m. Thurs., Fri., Sat. and 2 p.m.
Sundays. 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle. Regular admission is $14 at the door, $12
with advance reservations and a new Thursday Only $7 Student Special with ID
and advance reservation. Call 863-675-3066 for reservations.
Top When Shakespeare's Ladies Meet (With Apologies To The Bard) By
CHARLES GEORGE -- Comedy For the Fair Sex in One Act. The Scene in the
Garden of Juliet's home in Verona. Shakespear's Ladies top row from left: Por-
tia, Nancy McGlasson; Ophelia, Tina Kirby; Desdemona, Carolyn White; and
Katharine, Chandler Bridwell. Bottom row from left: Juliet, Olivia Luckey and
Cleopatra, Alexa Pena.
Bottom Enjoy Disillusioned Wallflowers By Anne Palmer; A one-act comedy
offering a light and frothy exchange between two old friends attempting to add
a touch of spice in their otherwise dull lives. Sherry King as Gertrude, left, and
Carolyn White as Flora.
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