Vol. 87 No. 15
Thursday, April 23, 2009
50 Plus tax
500 Plus tax
At a Glance
Earth Day in LaBelle
On Saturday, April 25, the city
and environmental groups orga
nize Earth Day, in Barron Park from
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Help celebrate this
world wide event by planting some
trees on the river bank, cleaning
the river front and having fun after
wards. Booths will also show what
young as well as old can do to im
prove and protect our planet.
Please try to ride your bike or
car pool. The three persons who
will pick up the greatest volume of
trash will get prizes. Light food and
beverages will be provided.
Join us and bring a friend.
Don't forget your gloves and wear
a smile. For information, contact
Hank, on evenings after 7 p.m. or
on the weekend at 231-409-2610.
Check school budget
According to Hendry County
Superintendent of Schools Rick
Murphy, everyone can 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 use this
resource. The school board wants
to hear your comments.
You can reach the "Budget Up-
date" page directly from: http://
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.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Mourning: LaBelle loses beloved neighbors
Dunlaps: friends, benefactors
LaBelle has lost another of its most beloved
friends. Tully F. Dunlap died April 11, 2009, less
than two months after his beloved wife of almost
70 years, the former Mary D. Miller, passed away
in Oakbrook Nursing Home. Tully lived 92 years, a
lifetime he filled with service to others.
Tully and Mary moved to LaBelle in 1986, in love
with LaBelle's charm and people after visiting on
weekends since 1972.
Living in Miami, Coral Gables, Orlando and Sara-
sota, Mary had been active in civic clubs, church
and as a hospital volunteer. When she and Tully
settled into their lifelong dream home, she was
content to be a full time wife, housekeeper and gar-
dener. Tully, on the other hand, came onto the civic
and social scene in LaBelle almost immediately.
As the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Man of
the Year for 1993, Tully was recognized for his hu-
manitarian efforts in the community through such
far-reaching endeavors as The Nemours Children's
Clinic. Tully was the force behind the Oak Foun-
dation's establishment of Nemours Clinics, which
brought top pediatric primary care to LaBelle, Mary and Tully Dunlap, a 70-year team,
passed away within two months of each oth-
See Mourn -Page 2 er.
Who needs Dick Clark? Bandstand had nothing on the United Way fundraiser Giving Rocks!
Saturday, April 18, at the Barron House. The event on the grounds under those incredible
oaks had everyone all shook up, boppin' to the Oldies, enjoying a silent auction and munch-
ing on terrific food. Mary Bartoshuk looks cool, man, cool waiting for her steady.
As hurricane season approach-
es (June 1 November 30), resi-
dents are encouraged prepare by
creating a family hurricane plan
and assembling a supply kit. These
steps are the key to safely weath-
ering any disaster. This eight-week
Shopping Guide identifies the ba-
sic items required to comfortably
sustain you and your family for 3-5
days following a storm that may
leave you without power and po-
table water. Adding a few items
to your regular shopping list each
week is the easiest way to com-
plete your Hurricane Kit.
Hendry County Emergency
Management will post a new shop
ping list each week to cut out and
take shopping, so you will be ready
for the start of hurricane season.
For information please contact the
Hendry County Emergency Man-
agement office at (863) 612-4700.
Food Groups for
Bread Group: Crackers, dry
bread sticks, pretzels, melba toast,
rice and popcorn cakes, breakfast
cereal, dry pasta, nutritional bars,
bread (keep frozen until needed)
Meat Group: Canned or pack-
aged tuna, chicken/turkey, meat,
soup with beans or meat, sardines,
beans, chili with meat or beans,
ravioli/spaghetti, ham/pork, stew,
Vienna sausage, peanut butter and
nuts and commercially prepared
beef or turkey jerky
See Guide Page 2
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ADVANTAGE OF MIND OF THE FORD PAYMENT PROTECTION PROGRAM.
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Clewiston and South Bay.
Through Tully's vision, the Oak Foun-
dation has provided numerous vocational
scholarships for local young people through
the LaBelle Chamber of Commerce for
His local interests also benefitted the Li-
ons Club eye program, the L.J. Nobles Se-
nior Center, the old Design a Dream Play
area, which brought the community togeth
er to build a unique playground at Country
Oaks property, and Barron Library.
He was a lifetime honorary member of
the Florida Sheriff's Association; LaBelle
Lions Club Citizen of the Year 1995-96; Ki-
wanis International 2004 Outstanding Ser-
Tully and Mary were members and regu-
lar attendees of Carlson Memorial United
Methodist Church until Mary's health began
He was a staunch member of the Repub-
Tully was born Oct. 22, 1916, son of
Verlon Avant Dunlap and Charles Hayden
Dunlap. Although Tully sprang from poverty
in Alabama, he managed to use his many
talents to make a place for himself in the
world. He moved to Miami with his family in
1925 after boll-weavils destroyed the cotton
crops for three years in a row. He worked at
various jobs growing up including a grocery
bag boy and a paper boy.
He graduated from Miami Edison High
School, he took a clerk's job at First National
'ontinued From Page 1
Milk Group: Shelf stable milk (keep
chilled after opening), powdered milk (will
need extra water), canned and boxed pud
ding (on grocery shelves, not in refrigerator
section), nutritional drinks (e.g., Ensure)
Vegetable Group: Canned vegetables,
soups of all types (cup of noodles, canned),
canned 3-bean salad
Fruit Group: Canned fruit, applesauce,
dried fruits (raisins, dates, apricots, etc.) and
100% fruit juice (not fruit drinks or punch)
Comfort Foods: Quick energy snacks
like trail mix, granola, fruit bars, cookies,
hard candy, lollipops, instant coffee, tea
Infants & Toddlers: Ample amounts of
food, formula (water), juice, diapers and
wipes. It you plan to evacuate to a Red Cross
Hurricane Shelter, bring your baby kit along
with a stroller, portable crib or play pen.
I Elderly: Water and food items that
address special dietary needs such as nutri
tional supplement drinks and low-sodium
food. Include enough medical supplies and
prescription drugs to last two weeks.
Before purchasing instant food be sure
you have enough water for reconstitution
and cooking. Camp stoves and a chafing
dish/fondue pot with sterno can be used
or purchase ready to-light charcoal for
your outdoor grill. Never use these cooking
sources inside your house or garage. Always
Bank of Miami, ultimately becoming a pio-
neer in the banking industry.
He was on the founding staff of Riverside
Bank in 1941 and became the state's young-
est bank president at that institution in 1952.
He retired from NCNB National Bank of
Sarasota as chairman of the board. He ulti-
mately served as president at several banks,
including Midtown Bank and The Bank of
Coral Gables. He also served as chairman
of Florida National Bank and Trust, First at
Orlando and Sun Banks of Florida.
He had been a director of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami branch. He
was also corporate representative of the Al
fred I. DuPont Testamentary Trust and presi-
dent of the Oak Foundation.
Tully had been a leader as well as presi-
dent of the Florida Bankers Association dur-
ing much of his 51 year career in banking.
During World War II he served with the
Army Air Corps with the Air Transport Com-
mand in the China-India-Burma Theater and
was honorably discharged as a sergeant on
May 15, 1946. He was a member of Ameri-
can Legion Post 130.
He was a member of the LaBelle Cham-
ber of Commerce and, over the years, was
honored locally by the LaBelle Lions Club
and the Chamber of Commerce.
The Dunlaps left one son, Robert Dunlap,
a Miami lawyer; daughter Mary D. Peacock,
a Winter Haven teacher; a sister Myrtle Fink
of Gainesville; and four grandchildren.
Services were held at Granada Presbyte-
rian Church in Coral Gables Saturday, April
Among the mourners was Sen. Connie
Mack Ill, who also shared special thoughts
on the life of his friend.
Shopping List Week One
One gallon of water per person in your
One large jar of peanut butter
One meat group item
One can ready-to-eat soup
One box matches in waterproof con-
One vegetable group item
One package paper plates
One flashlight with batteries
Tarpaulin for temporary roof repairs
Guardians ad Litem celebrate
TALLAHASSEE-The Florida Guardian
ad Litem Program joins the Governor's
Commission on Volunteerism and Com-
munity Service, Volunteer Florida, sponsor
of Florida Volunteer Month to celebrate vol-
unteerism. Governor Charlie Crist and the
Florida Cabinet have designated April 2009
Florida Volunteer Month. National Volun
teer Week is April 19-25, 2009 sponsored
by Points of Light & Hands on Network.
For more than 29 years, the Florida
Guardian ad Litem Program has represent-
ed abused and neglected children in court
and the community. The program operates
with approximately 7,000 dedicated volun-
teers giving more than 27,000 abused and
neglected children across Florida a voice
in court. Volunteers are critical to the pro-
gram and most importantly to abused and
neglected children living through a confus-
ing and frightening time in their lives.
Theresa Flury, Executive Director of the
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program in
Tallahassee, says every Guardian ad Litem
volunteer is "a true hero." Ms. Flury hopes
Florida Volunteer Month and National Vol-
unteer Week will encourage everyone to
consider volunteering. Guardians ad Litem
speak on behalf of abused and neglected
For more information, log onto our
website at www.GuardianadLitem.org or
Barron Library would like to thank the
following individuals, groups, and/or busi-
nesses for making memorial donations to
LaBelle Woman's Club in memory of
John Jay Watkins in memory of Doris
Sandra Woosley -in memory of Tommy
and Danny Woosley
Family Eye Care in memory of Doris
Retail & Donation Center i
Give to Goodwill
LaBelle Kiwanis Friends in memory of
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh English -in memory
of Doris Cutshall
Mr. and Mrs. DV Pace in memory of
John Harn and Ida Kirby
Family Eye Care in memory of Ida Kirby
and Charles Ledbetter
Visit Barron Library to see the new books
added to our collection, and remember your
library when you are wanting to memorial-
ize special people in your life.
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April 23, 2009
The Water Issues Bus Tour enlightens group
Billed as a Water Issues Magic Bus Tour, River Basin, around the southern rim of
the South FloridaWater Management District Lake Okeechobee to the District's largest
loaded a charter bus with community lead- pumping station and a working stormwater
ers and took them up the Caloosahatchee treatment area in Palm Beach County. The
The itinerary included a stop at Barron Park where Sally McPherson (aka Miss
Frizzle) and the University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Science
and Director of Hendry County Extension Office Gene McAvoy made presenta-
Roy Lynn Henderson, 33, was arrested
April 19 and charged with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon with no intent to
kill, aggravated battery causing bodily harm
or injury and obstruction of justice harm
to victim or informant. Deputy C. Shepherd
was arresting officer.
Maria Arazade Ugalde, 40, was arrested
April 18 and charged as a fugitive from jus-
tice on a warrant from Lee County fraud
and theft felony. Deputy C. Shepherd was ar-
Benjamin Carl Daley, 19, was arrested
and charged with two counts of aggravated
battery causing bodily harm or disability. The
incident took place on March 22. Deputy K.
Herrera was arresting officer.
Hugo Enrique Cruz, 17, was arrested
April 15 and charged with kidnap commit
or facilitate commission of a felony and re-
sisting an officer obstruction without vio-
lence. Adriana Cruz, 18, was also arrested
and charged with the kidnapping charge.
They are accused of refusing to comply with
a court order to return an infant to its moth
er. Inv. Michael McVey was arresting officer.
Christiano Lazaro Pacheco, 27, was ar-
rested April 16 and charged as a fugitive
from justice from Broward County. Deputy
T. Neidert was arresting officer.
Jerry Neal Rookard, 25, was arrested
April 16 and charged as a fugitive from jus-
tice from Sarasota County driving with a
license suspended or revoked. Sgt. D. Davis
was arresting officer.
Joshua Allen Southworth, 22, was arrest-
ed April 14 and charged with a non-moving
traffic violation habitual offender driving
with a suspended license, possession of
cocaine, possession of marijuana under 20
grams and possession/use of narcotic equip-
ment. Deputy N. Kirk was arresting officer.
Virthavious Robinson, 15, was arrested
April 19 and charged with second degree
arson after allegedly causing some $25,000
in damage at Harlem Community Civic Park.
Sgt. Reed was arresting officer.
Rodney Jawan King, 29, was arrested
April 17 and charged on a Palm Beach Coun-
ty warrant. Deputy H. Bledsoe was arresting
Armando Cardentey Otano, 53, was ar
rested and charged with larceny between
$300-$5,000 and fraud -tamper with or theft
of utilities or cable services. Inv. Robert Ar-
cher was arresting officer.
Anthony Lovosity Pass, Sr., 46, was arrest-
ed April 15 and charged on a warrant with
VOP: felony or community control. Deputy
J. Garrett was arresting officer.
Heather Lorraine Billie, 20, was arrested
April 15 on a warrant for FTA: felony of-
fense. Deputy Bonnie Weaver was arresting
Alex Leo Campbell, 23, was arrested April
13 and charged on a warrant with FTA. Sgt.
D. Davis was arresting officer.
purpose was to educate, inform and impas-
sion local southwest Florida citizens on wa-
ter issues affecting the region. The trip got its
name from the children's Magic Bus stories
featuring an unconventional science teacher
who takes her class on magical adventures
to learn scientific concepts and facts.
The topics covered are many and var-
ied- the history, geology and ecology of
the region; the River; the Lake; the Northern
Everglades; water conservation; restoration;
agriculture; the role of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers; the history, governance, and
responsibilities of the water management
district; water supply; flood control; wa
ter quality; science and research; projects;
pump stations and field stations; stormwa
ter treatment areas.
Dr. Bill Hammond, Professor Emeritus
at Florida Gulf Coast University and Special
Advisor to Kitson & Partners gave the kickoff
presentation on the geology, geography and
ecology of the region.
In LaBelle, the group gathered under an
cient oaks beside the Caloosahatchee River
to learn about agriculture in the region from
Gene McAvoy with the University of Florida's
Institute for Food and Agricultural Science
and Director of Hendry County Extension
Office, who provided historical and cultural
information as well as agricultural.
Tour guides discussed sites along the
way. Stops at Clewiston, South Bay, the S-5A
Pumping Station and the Stormwater Treat-
ment Area 1 East enlightened participants
on historical, social, cultural, economic and
IN COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER
193.122,(2), FLORIDA STATUTES,
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THE COM-
PLETE 2008 HENDRY COUNTY TAX
ROLLS, INCLUDING PROPERTIES
REVIEWED BY THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT
BOARD, WERE CERTIFIED FOR COL-
LECTION TO THE COUNTY TAX COL-
LECTOR ON APRIL 22, 2009.
PHILLIP L PELLETIER
HENDRY COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
All Play Golf
2 pm 7 pm
Grill Open Mon-Sun 8-5 Thr-Fri 8-7
scientific realities affecting 21st century wa-
Participants included elected officials,
congressional staff, community activists,
eco-tour guides, teachers and nature center
staff. They included people from the Fort
Myers area plus others from as far away as
Chokoloskee, Naples, Sanibel, North Cap-
tiva, Pine Island, LaBelle and Clewiston.
The water management district plans to
host one more Water Issues Magic Bus Tour
this year. For more information call Mary
Ann Campbell at 239-338-2929 or email at
On Your Side"
Marcum & Associates
Has Relocated To:
43 N. Bridge St.
(North Side of Olde Cypress Bank)
Nickey Yeomans, Office Manager
Auto Home Business
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Se Habla Espanol, Walk-Ins Welcome
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April 25 @7:00pm
At the Glades-Hendry Arena
Between LaBelle and Clewiston on Rt 80
At The Glades Resort
Gate Admission $12.00 per person
6 and under free
Advanced Tickets $10.00
?TIENE la DIABETES?
!Consiga un examen del ojo!!
Family Eye Care 863-675-0761
April 23, 2009
4 Caloosa Belle April 23, 2009
Speak Out has moved online, where it is
quicker and easier to share your ideas and
converse with others. Go to www.newszap.
com, click on the community name andyour
local or state Public Forum. There, you can
create new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of some
of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
NOISE AND SPEED, SPEED AND NOISE:
When my windows start rattling, from cars
speeding by, blasting their car speakers, I
think It is time I speak out.
Broward street now has speed bumps
because of the speeders going down that
street. Now all those speeders, go down
Clark Street, with the rest of the speeders.
There is 25 mile hr. a speeding sign at the be
ginning of the street, that "children at play"
25 miles hr.
I wish I had a radar meter, because these
cars go at least 50 down Clark Street. There is
also a motorcycle that goes faster than that.
I am retired, and wouldn't want to cross the
other side of the street to get my mail, for
fear of getting hit.
The music is constant up until 12:00
o'clock at night. On the weekends it could
be until 2:00 p.m.
I would appreciate anyone that could
help, stop the loud music and speeding on
You can hear them coming down 80 and
I am very surprised the Sheriff's Dept. hasn't
heard it. There is never a sheriff's car in
this area. Maybe Speed Bumps down Clark
Street would help.
SHAME ON YOU; To whom it may con-
cern: Be careful whose gate is left open and
you go through and help yourself to plants
that you did not buy or was not given to you.
They were my prize ones and were not for
I had an emergency and had to take my
only son to the ER at the hospital. If you lost
three sons already you might leave more
than a gate open.
But one thing about it. Someone saw you
and knows who you are. He sees you all the
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Faith in the Marketplace: What a Waste!
For the world, Easter, like Christmas, is
one day long. What a waste! All the prepa-
ration, all the dress-up,
all the going-to-church
when we really don't feel
like it, all over in a single
day. And that stuff about
the dead rising. Who can
swallow that kind ofstuff?
At least we don't need to
think about it again until
next year. Or do we? Fr. Alan
Easter, like Christmas, Kelmereit
is a season, but longer. In
fact, it lasts 50 days, until Pentecost. During
that time, in church at least, we focus our
attention on the risen Christ and what that
means for us today. Did he really rise from
the dead, or is that a bunch of concocted
religious make-believe? I've got to admit, I
take a rather simple view of the whole thing.
Question: do you believe that God created
the universe? If you do, then resurrection,
virgin birth, healing the sick and so on is no
big deal; well within the power of a creator
God. If, on the other hand, you're gullible
enough to believe that the entire universe is
a random accident, then no amount of per
suasion on my part will help you to see that
Jesus' resurrection is physical and real. Sim-
ple, isn't it? Either you believe or you don't.
There's a catch in this however, one that
you should consider very carefully. There's
really no middle ground. Either God is Cre-
ator, and he is able to do miraculous stuff. Or
he isn't, that is he doesn't exist. There's no
such thing as God-on-the-shelf, to be taken
down when you are in great need and out of
your own solutions -that god is a human
made idol, in other words, not real, not able
to get off the shelf, totally powerless to help
when you need help the most.
Back to Easter season. It's not too late. If
you're somewhere in the middle on all this
stuff, not certain who's got it right, this is
the best possible time to do a little inquiry.
Try going to church to see what you might
learn. Try going to church to see what God
might have in store for you. WARNING: If
your life is perfect, church is a dangerous
place. What God does best is change peo
pie's lives, always for the better. Why for the
better? Because he loves you, even if you
don't know or acknowledge him. How do
you know he loves you? He died for you.
Now, would he do that if he didn't love you?
I think not! Check it out this weekend.
Fr.Alan is pastor ofChurch of the GoodShep-
herd, one block south of Rt 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy, Port LaBelle. 863-675-0385. FaithMarket-
Letters to the Editor
Impressed with HRMC
As a resident of LaBelle, I was reluctant
for my child to have surgery at HRMC but,
I was wrong. From the time we arrived we
were treated as family. All my concerns were
immediately put to rest. The nursing staff
and Dr. Mobed were professional, friendly
and compassionate. The building may be
old but the medical care is not. I have found
yet another reason not to judge a book by its
cover. It is without reservation that I will rec
ommend this hospital to everyone. Thank
you for taking such good care of our daugh-
Randy and Susanne Bengston
How appropriate it was on April 15, "Tax-
Lax" day that the administration sent Obama
out a promise that by "year's end, there
would be a major revision and simplification
of the IRS and the current Federal Income
Tax reporting function." Of course, "year's
end" probably means anywhere from 4-8
years, depending on what the polls have to
say at any given time, approaching the next
election. "Revision," based on the current
employment outlook, with over 60 percent
unemployed and "targeted" tax increases at
the remaining 40 percent, a "major revision"
has already taken place.
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It will be interesting to see who is left
standing to pay any taxes, unless the "revi-
sions" are to include social security and un
employment recipients' checks. Consistent
with the administration's strategy of "not
letting any crisis go unexploited," I under-
stand they are rushing through an over the
counter drug called, "Tax-Lax" patterned to
duplicate that old standby, "Ex-Lax" to ease
the pain from excessive taxation. The direc-
tions say to "Take two at bedtime and call
your tax expert in the morning."
Continuing their proven strategy of
"shock and awe" legislation proposals and
approvals, Obama and the Democratic Con-
gress are pushing for sweeping legislation
that will provide benefits for many Ameri-
cans. The Americans With No Abilities Act
(AWNAA) is being fast-tracked through the
House by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as an advo
cacy bill for the millions of Americans who
lack any real skills or ambitions.
Pelosi says that fully 50 percent of Ameri-
cans do not possess or seek the competence
and drive necessary to achieve a meaning-
ful role for themselves in society. We can no
longer stand by and allow People of Inability
(POI) to suffer discrimination. Employers
will no longer be able to grant special favors
to a select group of employees, simply be-
cause they have some idea of what they are
doing and care enough to succeed.
Advertising Manager: Shawn Strawser
Advertising Services Coordinator: Dale Conyers
Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee
National Advertising: Joy Parrish
Chairman: Joe Smyth
President: Ed Dulin
Vice President of Florida Operations: Tom Byrd
Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken
The Caloosa Belle is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is ownedby a unique
trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of
journalistic service to the citizens of the community.
Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
on profit margins below industrystandards. All after-tax
surpluses are reinvested in Independent's mission of our-
nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.
Millions of mid-level positions will be
created, with important sounding titles, but
little real responsibility. This will provide a
sense of purpose and performance, pro-
viding cover for incompetency. Mandatory,
non-performance based raises and promo-
tions will round out this fiasco to guarantee
upward mobility for even the most unre-
markale employees. Substantial tax breaks
will be offered to employers who promote
a significant number of POI's in manage-
ment positions, while also giving tax credits
for hiring one clueless worker for every two
Senator Harry Reid, Senate Majority Lead-
er, is poised to fast-track the AWNAA legisla-
tion. Speaking on behalf of all the millions
of AWNAA candidates being discriminated
against and by passed in society, he said
they deserve the same privileges and prac-
tices that rule membership in the Senate. He
believes the same privileges that elected of-
ficials enjoy ought not to be denied to any
American with no abilities. Lawmakers have
a responsibility to provide every American,
regardless of his or her inadequacies, with
some sort of space to take up in this great
nation and a good salary for doing it.
T. W. "Bill" Neville
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* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to consci-
To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public
To report the news with honesty, accuracy, pur-
poseful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearless-
ness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or poten-
tial conflicts to our readers.
STo correct or errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
To provide a right to reply to those we write
STo treat people with courtesy, respect and
April 23, 2009
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 and
pray at your convenience. Pastor Benton will
offer communion at 6:30 a.m., then com-
munion will be available throughout the day
as you come in prayer.
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.
We will provide designated areas and sug
gestions of prayer which will focus on sub-
jects as: Our Nation, The World, The Fam-
ily, The Church, Community and Schools,
Media and The Helpless, Hopeless, Hurting
and Lost. The theme this year is "PRAYER,
AMERICA'S HOPE." Our hope is that you will
join us on May 7, for the glory of God.
"May your unfailing love rest upon us,
Oh, Lord, even as we put our hope in you."
Guest singers coming
On Sunday, April 26, LaBelle Church of
God located on Hwy. 80 & Elm St. will be
having a Gospel concert, special guest sing-
ers are The Reflectsons of Trenton, Florida.
Team Jesus meeting
Team Jesus Wins will be holding a Prayer
Service at the little park in the City of La Belle
Fl at, the cross roads of Cowboy Way and
The Prayer event will be during the fol-
lowing dates; Saturdays, May 2,9,16,23 &
30, from 7-10pm. Individuals will be given
the opportunity to voice their hearts desires
Natalie Gail Billie, 18
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. Natalie Gail Billie,
of Broken Arrow, passed away April 15, 2009 in
Big Cypress Reservation, Fla.
She was bornFeb.2,1991,
in Fort Myers, Fla.
clude her father,
Marlin Jay Billie, Big Cypress
Reservation, Fla.; mother,
Norma Tommie Allrunner,
Broken Arrow; brothers,
cas of Hollywood, Fla., Travis Billie,
Nelson Billie and Darryl Billie, all of Broken Ar-
row; maternal grandmother, Sally Tommie of
Big Cypress Reservation, Fla.; niece, Leila
Himes-Billie of Talihina; nephews, Troy Yescas,
Julian Yescas, Connory Yescas and Jason Yes-
cas, all of Miami, Fla.; niece, Kaitlyn Yescas of
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 18,
2009, at Big Cypress First Baptist Church, Big Cy-
press Reservation with Rev. Bruce Pratt officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Big Cypress
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
unto God concerning their state of current
affairs in America.
We will be exercising our 1st Amend-
ment Right to Peaceably Assemble in a pub-
I would like to invite everyone to come
out and participate in this community event.
Please bring a chair and refreshments for
your added comfort, don't forget water.
Please be safe and park at the Winn Dixie
parking, for there is no parking at the Tri-
Counseling services available
Freedom Counseling and Services Center
would like to remind you of the classes we
Through the power of Christ we truly
believe that all of our lives can be changed.
Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m. we of-
fer 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
Counseling and Services Center which is lo-
cated 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. Our sanctuary
will be opened from 6 a.m.-8
p.m. in order that you can come and pray
at your convenience. 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
All Obituaries now include Online Gestbooks
where family and friends can shareeflections,
with this event, please call the church office seek my face and turn from their wicked
at: 863-675-0656. ways, then I will hear from heaven and will
"If my people who are called by my forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2
name, will humble themselves and pray and Chronicles 7:14.
Christ Central LaBelle put over 10,000 eggs out Easter Morning at Barron Park
for the Community and their Easter service. An estimated between 500-600 peo-
ple at least 350 of those children had an awesome time in worship, Word and
hunting Easter eggs! They would like to take this opportunity to thank all of
LaBelle as a community for joining them in this time of Fellowship! They would
also like to thank Mr. Childs and the U-Save Team for donating all the ice and
Coke wagon for this event! Thank you, Mayor Puletti and the city for being a
blessing. Without your help and facilities this event would not have been pos-
sible! Also Pastor Shannon and The Christ Central Family would like to tell the
community that it is an honor and privilege to serve you any way they can.
We Honor and Remember
Hendry County Deputy
BRIAN A. HAAS
March 3, 1983 April 24, 2004
Brian loved serving the people of Hendry County,
and he died doing what he loved.
6 Caloosa Belle April 23, 2009
Get REAL with
Southwest Florida Workforce Develop-
ment Board and The Small Business Devel-
opment Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Cost
University are offering the second series
of Rural Entrepreneurship through Action
Learning (REAL) Classes this year. Classes
will be held from 6-9 p.m. beginning on
Monday, April 27, at Florida Community
Bank on Bridge Street in LaBelle.
REAL Classes are funded through a
WIRED Grant to bring assistance to small
business owners and potential owners in
the rural areas.
In ten consecutive weeks you will learn
the fundamentals of putting a business plan
Learn what lenders look for, develop and
understand your financial needs, get that
marketing idea off the ground, design a blue
print to guide you through the early stages of
your business and build your business with
Register on line at www.fgcu.edu/sbdc or
call Janice at 863-840-2279. Cost is $100 with
a $90 refund upon successful completion of
- Get the Facts
A Luncheon/Workshop on "Banking To
day" will be held on Tuesday, April 21, Noon
at the LaBelle Civic Center, behind City Hall,
Get the facts about commercial lending
and small business banking in today's econ-
omy; local bankers will be there to inform
and answer your questions; and all informa
tion presented will be specific to Southwest
and rural Florida.
Lunch and workshop $10. Please make a
reservation on line at www.fgcu.edu/sbdc or
call Janice at 863-840-2279.
This event is hosted by The Small Busi-
ness Development Center (SBDC), Florida
Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and LaBelle
Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from the
lunch will help help fund Christmas in the
3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
4/2 Newer MH on 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 Storv on 2 / Ac adjoins greenbelt
along the River $425,000
5/8 Estate Home on 5+ Ac, 800 Ft on the
River, Double Dock, Really Private $1,390,000
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Associates: Shary Weckwerth Susan Hill,
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and Roxie Cisneros
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S 180 N Bridge St.
E JTA E) LaBelle, Fl
LAD CO .... (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker; Associates: Trisha Arnold,
Denise Walker, Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons
WATERFRONT HOMES frontage & tons of privacy
Classic 3BR/4BA riverfront $149,900.
home w/den, full bar, dock ACREAGE
& ramp. 4 bay garage 80+/- ac income produc-
w/bathroom & office ing citrus grove w/microjet
$999,0001 irrigation. Can be split for
Boaters dream location endless possibilities.
and hurricane hole are the $6,500/ac.
words to describe this Oak hammock, cypress
wonderfully unique .60 ac, and palmettos grace this
property on the point with 407 +/ ac w/flowing
deep water dockage for 4 creek. $960,000.
boats Docks have water 43.32 +/ ac ofoaks, pines,
and electric. Immaculate cypress trees, & pasture.
3BR/2BA + large Florida Well & power on site.
room with tile throughout $949,000.
and a 3 car garage wth 40 +/ ac of sreity in a
apartment. This is the ideal park like setting located in
location for boaters, espe Muse. $460,000.
cially during a hurricane. 20 +/- ac. Backs up to
$499,900 Lykes Brothers, fenced on
Furnished Intracoastal three sides. $400,000.
3BR/2 BA riverfron home Beautiful wooded 5+/-
includes a covered boat acres in Muse $125,000.
house w/ 12,000 # boat 2.5 to 5+/-in Pioneer
lift. Owner says bring all $19,900 to $65,000.
offers. $450,000. 5 acres in Ladeca.
HOMESITES Montura acreage tracts.
240 ft of navigable creek $16,000 to $49,900.
front. River access and Lehigh Properties priced
dock permit. Deed restrict- from $15,000 & up.
ed community, .72 +/- ac
$399,900. Lookingfor a bank
45 +/- ac cul-de-sac lot oeclosurelist
w/approx. 175 ft of water Coe seee us!
FEATIRESOFTHE WEK! $145,900.
M/ CUSTOM HOME Ammst New, 4BR/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/
REDUCED48,900.PENDING Acres cleared /fnc and pond
BslrA MANUFACUnREo HOME $179,100.
inrown$ 69,90 DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION
FORECLOSURE! 3UcBra CBS home 3BUrUa plus den CBS home on 5/
17,7x+ sq ft ling ar $96,900 acre inthe cutry $199g900 POS-
ATRFRON SIBL SELLER FINANCING IS
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edhF1i. No corpssethack, buid LaBdle c $3e,00
a nccrs cdge BoRh lot sid together BA HOME on 137+/- Acre
as package 9 NOW $499,900 OWNER Commerial Zoned. Hw Frontage
FINANCING POSSIBLE $399,500
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AREA REAL ESTATE
5395,000 3/2 Riverfront pool home 5295,000 4/2.5 pool home in quiet 5175,000 2/2 on spacious 1 acre/
near park, boat ramp and town. neighborhood. Country living fruit trees +3 car detached
All appliances included close to town. Short notice to show garage. Great neighborhood
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SCorporae owed 4/2 in Laelle city limits er suite, los, lots of more 249,900.
on.45+/-acre, withoverl,970sq. ft.ofliing Plenty of room for gardening on these
S area, little TLC this could be a beauty! 2.29+/-acresth a3/2 manuacturedhome
$59,900. Motivated seller $150,000.
Corporate ow 5 CBS home Relax the rural way! Situated on 125 acs in
w/wood fl oonrg n Cips & 2 car growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2
SCorporate owa l late 3/2 CBS garage. $57,9r0 manufactured home. SELLER FINANCING
home with =ceaal home, tile Corporate owyl cated in Sun-N- AVAILABLE! $129,900
roof and ne i igh Acres Lakes Subd mt f ke Placid Want country living without the long drive
$72,900. r55,500. to the city? Get the best of both worlds wth
SCorporate owned' 3/1 in Lehigh Acres this3BR/2BAhomeon229+/- acresonCase
HOME 1,144 sq ft of living area wth 1 car garage. oad. $124,900.
Beautiful custom built home on river $55,000. Let's make a deal! 3/2 home features built
w/high ceilings, split floor plan, stainless Corporate owned' Investors, a little ThC in cabinets, large master bath, spacious
steel appliances, caged pool and large patio and this duplex will be worth your invest- kitchen, and plent of elbow room Outside
area. $420,000 ment. 2006 CBS 3/2 duplex. $54,900. you will find a fenced yard and storage shed
SHorse lovers welcome! 4/25 on 3.24+/-in Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home with 110,000
Port LaBelle Ranchettes 2,500 sq ft of living over 1,500 sq. ft of living area and 2 car Two for the price of one on 1 ac 3/2 well
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and garage. In ehigh Acres49,900s maintained manufactured home + a 2/2
more. $335,000. Corporate o L aculate 3/2 CBS manufacturedhome.$100,000
Corporate owned! 4/3, caged pool, teal home in Leat on .25 acre. Needing Privacy? Beautiful 4,58 a/c +/-
building, and huge gazebo all on 3 acres tight $46,900. iV f r with older mobile home (potential rental
outside of LaBelle 129,600 Corporate owned 2/1 CBS home centrally income) outside city limits. Priced to sell!
S3/2 onoversizedcornerlotinPortLaBelle. located in Lehigh Acres. $39,000. $93,000
$99,900. Corporate owned 3/2 neartown in Lehigh Affordable starter 3/1.5 on corner lot in
SCozy 2/1 in Port LaBelle Completely Acres witha ooAittle TLC and it will e a Moore Haven. $50,000.
redone form top to bottom. Have to see! cozyhome 37,000. Corporate owned! 3/2 south of LaBelle
$90,000. Corporate a Countr Village. Needs a little TLC. $38,700
SCorporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home A little TLC w t arming home Callabout our vacantland!
w/den located close to SR82on.41+/- of an aive. $26,9 .U l' LOTS
acre. $84,900. Corporate owned' 3/1 with over 1,056+/ 29 +/ acre in Belmont S/D. Priced to sell
Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Seller says ofliving area needs some work but what a at only $42,000. Possible seller fianc-
make offer! $80,000. deal' $25,000. ing.
Corporate owned in Lehigh! 3/2 CBS Great investment potential' 1BR/1B home Corporate owned' Duplex lot located in
home with aden. Ceramic tile, solid surface on a corner lot. Homes needs some work.. Lehigh Acres. $4,000.
counter, great floor plan. $79,900. but is priced to sell. $25,000 Call about our Port LaBelle lots!
3/2 CBS home w/2 car garage, 1,900 sq. ft MOBILE HOMES COMMERCIAL
of living area on oversized corner lot in Need more living" room? 2,152 sq ft of REDUCED! Great investment property!
Lehigh Acres $74,900. luxurious living. This 4BR/28 home on 10+/- Iocated just feet from SR80 in LaBelle The
SCorporate S home w/2 car acs has it all, spacious c aly room, master building has over 1800 square feet of office
den suite / oficc, over and fencing space and porch, and ncing space and plenty of parking. The floorplan
Needs some. for horses This one is a steal @ only has the a able t be split
SBank approved Short Sale Nice 2006 3/2 $250,000 into 2 separate rental offices. $369,900
with vaulted celings, spacious rooms, plenty Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial par
ofkitchencabinets!Nearschoolsandoutside 10+/ acres is very well kept. Features a cel located near West Glades Elem. in Muse
city limits. $73,500 warm comfortable living room w/gas fire- and jus minutes away from IaBelle. $3.50
Corporate owni ulate 3/2 CBS place, spacious kitchen, front & real covered per sq ft.
home with home, tile porches. $250,000 Invest now- build later! Corner lot outside
roof and ne igh Acres. Immaculate 4/2 on 954 acres. Spacious li city limits near town. $155,000.
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HOMES HOMES HOMES
* CUSTOM RIVERFRONT 4/5 HOME OF RARE
BEAUTY AND INTEGBRI'Y One of laBelles
most satrikingo riverfnt state hmcnme, designed
ot integrate the breathtakingly beautiful 4 +I
acre riverfront tract with almost 400 feet of sea
walled perfection. $995,000
* BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE, 5 BEDROOM, 25 BATH
HOME located on 40+/ cleared beautiful, seclud
ed acres. lthis home has pine doors, a brick,
wood burning fireplace, luxurious master suite,
wrap around porches, a large horse barn with
cndclcd stables, tack room, workshop, a mother
in law apartment and much more. 599,000
* LOVE YOLR AWESOME VIEWS OF THE
INITRACOASITAI! And love this spacious 3/3
home located in Riverbend gated subdivision.
Amseities nol dei uts er. irrigation, cl ub
house, pool, rec oIrn m-!re$495,00O
* BUY YOUR DREAM HOUSE AT A WAKE UP"
PRICE! Enjoy this riverfront 3/2 home with a
proven and well-designed floorplan that takes
full advantage of gorgeous river views$399,900
SSUPEIOR 3/2 SPII complete moher la
DESIGN, Ipen fi clrplan suite with sliding glas
with cathednl rcilings door nver l tking t
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kiche Master suite lor has 3/5 bathrom
hoasts exceptional bath with living room & den
nmm with large shower $239,000
acuzzi tub, and dual CLASSIC OLD FLORIDA
sinks Rear lanai over- SIYE HOME onstrut
looks scenic spacios ed out of concrete bhck
backyard, front yard has and a Spanish tile mif
river view $280,000 (e in 2004). bt of liv-
*LABELlIE'S PREMIER ing space. HUGE livni
IWERFRONT neighbor- room AND family room
heod's presents a quality iing m, and ca
CBS 3/2 hme isnewly kitchen on navigable
Smodeled and updated canal $189,iOO
hme parkles with a BANK OWED Tis well
bright and open oor p-kpt manufacture
plan Set amuog glhrioa bedroom 3 bath home is
diretion, freem this on, commttirg c, to both
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(1) acre+-lot are pleasing eatco h cc
and tranquil $26,OO site is the honme ito a hoat
and tranquil $25,000 of friendly forest cr
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Sherri Denning Iicensed Real IEstae Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, "lbny arnes, Gregory
Bone, Lisa CIleRgh,, Bonnie Denning,
Paul Meader, Katie Solomaon,
Nancy I.ou Smith, lracey Williams
lan a Investments & Real Estate
700 S. Main Street LaBelle, FL 33935
COES Students of the Month
First row: Vanessa Fernandez-Gamez, Jose Zain Espinoza, Nellanie Cantu,
Maggie Harris, Guadalupe Soto Second row: Joel Perez, Lexy Barraza, Adriana
Coria, Juan Leal, Christy Moreno Third row: Desiree Orengo, Emileigh Eiden,
Esmeralda Mendez, Jazmin Flores, Mayreli Garcia. Not Pictured: Chloe Garcia,
Dixon Grimaldo, Carrie Anne Turcios.
The ABWA scholarship applications are
now available and can be picked up at Bab-
cock Furniture Store on Main Street.
Register for kindergarten at
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-
Donate exercise equipment to
Time for spring cleaning! Upthegrove El-
ementary school would love to reuse your
exercise equipment in our after-hours 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 be
fore you'd like to drop off your equipment
and we'll give you directions to our storage
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!
Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu
COES Students of the Month
First row: Lion Cremonesi, Anais Salgado, Ashley Mears, Tori Soliz, Madyson
Gross, Climmie Davis, Edsel Lopez-Ramos, Benjamin Suggs Second row: Lu-
ciano Alcaraz, Ivette Paniagua, Erik Cruz, Lane Rutter, Sebastian Martinez,
Jekhari Monroe, Betsabe Vasquez Third row: Alvaro Salas, Maira Crespin, Oh-
daly Rojas, Gene Yelling, Agustin Resendiz, Tylor Gallegos, Leily Lopez-Ramos.
Not Pictured: Jordan Walker.
ANISTON GREY WILLIAMS
ubry Williams is thrilled to announce
the birth of her new baby sister,
iston Grey Williams. Aniston was
born on March 30, 2009, at HealthPark
Medical Center weighing 8 pounds, 9
ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
Her proud parents are Lawrence and
Lisa Williams of LaBelle.
Maternal grandparents are Johnny
and Karen Prince of Troy, Alabama, and
Ron and Shen Bennett of Murphy, North
Paternal grandparents are Larry and
Patsy Williams of Sandy, Utah, and the late
Cleo Teal of LaBelle.
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April 23, 2009
New mulch plant processes logs from Lykes forest
(March 31,2009) 7L Brands, LLC, a divi-
sion of Lykes Bros. Inc., recently opened a
new manufacturing facility in Palmdale.
The plant, constructed during the sum-
mer of 2008, and fully operational on Oct.
16, 2008, processes eucalyptus and pine logs
into environmentally friendly mulch prod-
ucts and related horticultural goods.
The 35-acre facility provides for log stor-
age, mulch processing and finished pack-
The new plant employs three managers
along with 10 production and skilled equip-
ment operators. Located on Highway 27,
the plant is positioned in the center of the
Form, fill and seal machine
Lykes forest with 16,000 acres of plantation
eucalyptus to the north, and 50,000 acres of
plantation pine to the west and south.
A strong north-to-south footprint allows
freight traffic to move on and off the prop-
erty quickly and efficiently.
7L Brands implemented a sequence of
equipment that reduces the logs through a
1200 hp electric grinder and an electric con-
veyor system and is sized to a specific shred-
ded mulch texture through an electric oscil-
"The grinding operation was developed
to increase yield on raw material and return
savings associated with intensive freight
costs," noted Alan Shaffer, vice president of
sales and marketing.
A 14,000-square-foot packaging facil-
ity was constructed with the help of Lykes
Bros.' engineering team, and houses a state-
of the-art automated packaging line.
Three primary stations within the pack
aging line are managed by two technicians
and three large computer and electronic
panels that monitor the status of the bag-
Each station communicates with the
next throughout the bagging, palletizing and
stretch-wrapping process. One bag line is
currently operating with plans for a second
"Our goal was to design the property and
facility for planned expansion," said Shaf-
fer. "We advanced our goal and provided
the means to implement an entirely electric
powered manufacturing process."
7L Brands will be manufacturing and
promoting a line of truly sustainable euca-
lyptus mulch as the perfect environmentally
friendly alternative to cypress mulch. Euca-
lyptus regenerates from the stump, matures
quickly, and can be harvested four times
over 25-30 years.
All mulch produced at the plant is 100
percent pure virgin wood, free of any con-
struction, demolition, pallet or other waste-
wood materials. And recently, an aged heart-
wood eucalyptus was introduced.
"Our heartwood eucalyptus mulch has
an all natural, rich, earthy red tone without
a chemical color additive," added Shaffer.
The new mulch manufacturing facility
has provided jobs for staff living in Lee, Hen-
dry, Glades and Highlands counties.
Lykes Bros. Inc. was founded in Florida
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Ride 'em, Cowboys!
Little cowpokes at Kids City got the thrill of their young lives riding atop
three different ponies April 17 two of them "unicorns!" The folks from All
Small Pony Rides from Punta Gorda put on the rides and even explained
some horse safety and general information to their eager audience. Kids City
owner/director Rita Dellatore, right, looks like she's having as much fun as
the kids. That's Eric Betancourt and Gionni Corbin ridin' high in the saddle.
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Caloosa Humane Society
Since mosquito season is almost upon
us, I think it would be helpful to address
Heartworm disease in dogs and cats.
I think I can safely say that there is no
health related problem that veterinarians
have to deal with that is at once so poten
tially devastating yet so easily preventable as
Although Heartworm is primarily a para- Submitted photo
site of dogs, cats can also harbor it. Dr. Steinfeldt and friends
In dogs, the severity of this disease is The damage that Heartworms cause is
largely dependent on the numbers of worms due to not only their physical presence but
present. also the immune reaction generated by the
In fact, I have seen many dogs with sub- dog or cat to this parasite.
stantial worm burdens that appear clinically Heart enlargement, coughing, difficulty
healthy and happy, the problem being diag- breathing are common as is damage to kid-
nosed with routine blood tests, neys and liver.
According to the literature, Heartworm Especially severe and often fatal if not
infection is prevalent at virtually 100% in ar- promptly treated is the damage resulting
eas such as ours especially where dogs are from dead Heartworms passively entering
not on a preventative monthly medication the lung circulation.
and are kenneled outside. I'll have to end here on this macabre
Cats take a somewhat different approach note. Hopefully your pets are on a Heart-
The prevalence of Heartworm infection in worm preventative medication and are rou
cats is about 1/10 of that in dogs and higher tinely monitored by your veterinarian. Next
in those cats that spend the night out-of- time: So the test is positive. To treat or not to
doors. treat; all is not lost by any means.
Worm burdens are low to the point Remember: There is no snooze button
where blood tests frequently give false nega- on a cat that wants breakfast.
tive results. Bruce G. Steinfeldt, D.V.M.
Take precautions to prevent
By Pudge Lehman
If you want to air out your clothes just put
two coat hangers, each facing in opposite di-
rections and hang on the clothesline.
They will not blow off and land on the
ground. Use a heavy, long and wide rubber
band as an equal division measuring tool.
With a ruler measure one inch sections on
one side and 1/4 inch on the other.
Mark with a pen. Now stretch to fit the
space you want to divide.
My sister Dawne sent me a lot of hints
on uses for coffee filters. A few I've used for
years: separate your pans when you stack
Same for your good china. Put in the bot-
tom of your potted plants before you put in
the dirt. Recycle your used oil after deep fry-
ing. I discovered the hard way to be sure the
oil is still hot or it won't do a good job.
Put the filter in a funnell and into the
bottle. They make a super taco holder for
kids who seem to make a mess while eat-
My friend Dawn Jefferies sent me some
reasons why we as a nation have become
paranoid: I can no longer go to shopping
malls because someone will drug me with
a perfume sample and rob me.
Due to recent cutbacks and soaring en-
ergy costs the light at the end of the tunnel
has been turned out "til further notice.
As Floridians spend more time outside
this spring and summer, remember to pro-
tect yourself, your family and pets against
tick-borne diseases. Most tick exposures oc-
cur when people and animals venture out-
doors into tick habitats, including wooded,
grassy and brushy areas.
If you find a tick on you, remove it imme-
diately with a pair of fine-tipped tweezers by
following these steps:
Grasp the tick as close to the surface of
the skin as possible
Pull upward with a steady, even motion
without squeezing or crushing the tick
After removing the tick, clean the bite
site and wash hands well with soap and hot
If you become ill after being bitten by a
tick, call your health care provider
Tips to help prevent tick borne disease:
Avoiding tick bites is the best way to
SApply repellent to help prevent ticks
from biting. Repellents registered by the En-
vironmental Protection Agency (EPA) which
contain up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-
meta-toluamide), picaridin or IR3535 can
give you several hours of protection. Read
label directions carefully when applying re-
Some repellents are not suitable for chil-
dren. DEET is not recommended on children
younger than two months old.
Repellents with permethrin can be used
on clothing, shoes, tents and gear if addi-
tional protection is required.
Dress so that skin is covered in white
or light-colored clothing when ticks might
be present to spot ticks crawling on your
clothes. Tuck pant legs into socks so that
ticks cannot crawl up the inside of your
Walk in the center of the trail or path to
avoid touching tall grasses and other plants
in tick-infested areas.
Check your body and your child's body
for ticks after spending time in a place where
ticks are likely to be found. Carefully inspect
your feet and legs, as some ticks are small
enough to crawl into shoes and through
socks. Because it takes a number of hours
for a tick to transmit disease, a careful tick
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check and early removal can prevent ill-
Check your pets for ticks. Talk to your vet-
erinarian about products that keep ticks off
your pets. Follow package directions.
Prevent tick infestations around your
home by landscaping your yard to be a tick-
free zone. To see how you can control ticks
around the home, visit www.cdc.gov/Fea-
Tick-borne diseases present in Florida
include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spot
ted fever, and Ehrlichiosis.
Symptoms can be severe, but people
treated with antibiotics soon after becom-
ing ill usually get better quickly. Treatment is
not recommended unless a person starts to
show signs of illness.
If you have a fever and flu-like symptoms,
tell your doctor about any recent tick bites
or exposure to ticks or tick habitats. A rash
is another common symptom of some tick-
Because tick activity is increased through-
out the United States during the spring and
summer, also take precautions when you
travel. People of all ages can get sick, but
African-American men and the elderly may
be at greater risk for severe disease.
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LaBelle, 4 yr old boy/girl
twins, for 4 days & nights
of the week, $100 per
week, involves taking them
to school until summer,
BLUE HEELER "Cody",
fem., w/crooked tail, on
/15, vic. of Palomino Dr
& Boatyard Rd.
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 Flu. Too ood
homes only White w/gray
or black markings. Okee
area. (863)357 0037
NEED A GOOD HOME
House broke female 2 yr
old Red bone mix. needs
room to run (863)605-3597
LaBelle Sat & Sun.,
April 25th & 26th, 8am-?,
415 Calhoun St.
Huge Star Wars Collection,
Indian Home Decor,
Sports Memorabilia, Toys,
Clothes, Shoes &
Misc. Household Items.
LABELLE SAT. 4/25,
780 East Oklahoma Avenue
Lots of Goodies!
No Early Birds!
For more listings,
Year around position avail, in
the Immokalee/Felda area.
Experienced w/AP, AR, Pay-
roll & Excel. Spanish helpful.
Please mail a resume, ref's,
& salary requirements to:
Box Holder, PO Box 762,
Felda, FL 33930
Must have 1 y ep. Bin
gual Spanish/English pref.
Competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Fax resume to
(863)983-9604 or apply at
FCHC, 315 South W.C. Oen
Ave., Clewiston, FL e-mail
SERVICE Pat me
in LaBelle. Call Capital Pawn
For more listings,
WINDOW'S 6 Florida
rom windows. $40 call for
ANTIQUE Washbowl cabi NIGHT FISHING, CAMPING
For more listings, net marble top and Steam- & HUNTING MORE NFO
go to er Trunk $500 for both or WWW.MULTIMOUNT.US
Swill separate $39.95. (866)897-8462
HELEN'S BARBER SHOP
Mon -Fri 9AM 4PM
Saturdays 9AM til Noon
No Appointment Needed
50% off and
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439w. Hwy 80 LaBelle
Also do handyman jobs
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The classified ads
CHEST FREEZER like new
GE $125. (863)227-2567
FREEZER upright $100/or
best offer (863)763-3830
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 dittbike or
WASHERS & DRYERS
$125 & Up
full size in good working
condition. $25/or best of
LADIES 3 SPEED "TREK"
bike has balloon tires, cost
$400 asking $275
SCAFFOLDING -5 FT $20
AND 6 FT $30
BUNK BEDS Metal w/ lad-
der. $100/or best offer
BUNKBEDS Labelle. Metal
w/ queen on bottom and
full on top w/ ladder
$10i/or best offer
CRIB Crib w/ quality wood
on wheels. Mattress includ-
ed. $100/or best offer
CRIB Labelle. Quality wood
on wheels w/ mattress,
$100/or best offer
CLOTHES BABY Boys 0-12
mths $75/or best offer
Wayne plates and
gurines. Price per item.
DALE EARNHARDT Dale
Earnhardt collectible cars
and lots more $300/will
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.
Educational K-6, Games,
XP, fast. Call Tony $99.
PRINTER, LEXMARK Col-
ner/fax, $30/neg. (LaBelle)
Call 954 629 6766
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the dassifieds
Wicker Din.Arm Chairs (6) -
This is a steal, Will NOT
Choc. Brown Good Cond -
$50. (863)763 4902
CHINA CABINET Nice chi-
na cabinet. Two doors at
bottom and small drawer
COFFEE & End Tables pine
w/iron legs,6 mo old great
cond. call for pics
COUCH Selling carmel col-
ored 2pieces L shape, good
condition If interested call
COUNTER DISHWASHER -
Okee, white 23" w, 21" d
$240. (863)447 0689
DBL BOX SPRING, Mattress,
Rails & Hdbrd. End Tables.
Desk w/fold down top.
$190 all, will sep.
DINING TABLE Older
large dining table. Needs to
be refurbished. 4 chairs.
$100/neg. (863)634 1343
GRANDFATHER CLOCK -
Cherry wood $100.
GREEN leather recliner and
a rattan living mom chair
$65 or will separate
LEATHER CHAISE tan
leather, excellent condition.
$700/or best offer
863) 634-3 3 3 3
ATIO ROCKERS (2) $8
or will separate.
NICE QUEEN size Wood
metal rails. No mattress.
$110 (863)763 0524
QUEEN SIZE Solid wood
headboard w/etched mir
ro, shelves, good cond,
$75 Diane (863)801-3412
SERTA KING SIZE BED -
excellent condition, $300
SLEEPER SOFA w/chair -
Good Condition. $150.
Small round kitchen table
and tour chairs $65.00
Sofa Bed, nice, clean, on
wheels $300 OBO
WINE RACK 27 bottles -
Okee. 42in.H, lft. D, 2ft.
ASTRA AS60 .380 + ammo -
high capacity concealed
carry with 459 rounds and
COLLECTOR Will buy hand
guns and pistols.
GUNS Remington 1100 12
ga. Remington 870 wing-
master 12 ga. will separate
RIFLE MagTech 22LR 18"
bbl, extra 10rd mags $150.
SHOTGUN Rem. Wing
master 12ga 18"bl, pistol
Solding stock $375.
TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB 6 shot concealed car-
ry. $525. (863)673-3893
Elliptical with Preset Work-
outs Work both your
upper and lower body with
this compact, affordable fit
ness machine. $350/or
best offer (863)634 5506
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
Scooter $500 also for sale
electric lift for sale.
POWER CHAIR TOP OF
THE LINE MOD M61, COST
95600, USED 5 DAYS
good condition $5/orbe
CLEAN AIR Machines 2 -
Like new, black tower model.
$175. (863) 763-3932
EXHAUST FAN large in-
METRO PCS VE240
w/bluetooth & both charg-
ers. MP3 player w/1GB
card. $75. (863)484-2505
WATER SYSTEM Com-
plete, 1.5hp pump, water
softener, Pressure tank. New
$1250. Asking $650.
WEIGHT MACHINE All in
one Nordictrack $450.
TYPEWRITER IBM Electric
WHEELWRTER 3. Includes
BIRD CAGE Great shape.
Lage 40"x30"72" New
$450; 1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394 4903
CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & declawed.
Good w/ non aggressive
dogs, but not cats. $0.
FRONTLINE PLUS /
ADVANTAGE PET MEDS
Call or go directly to website
Free Delivery (239)248-7915
GERMAN SHEPHERD Full
Blooded free to good
home. Call for details. $0.
/863 697- 1702
Female & Black Male Lov
$0. (863)634 0567
12 Caloosa Belle April 23, 2009
REPTILE CAGE wooden BALDOR GENERATOR -
cage with front glass 6000 watt $995 & GENER
doors, on movable frame. AL Generator 7550 watt
71"x24"A42' 400/or best $495, used few times
offer (863)824-2213 (863)467-9800
TALKING BABY PARROT -
Blue. $250 (863)3024442 MK1OO DIAMOND Wet
Blue. 250 (863)3024442 aw le saw with stand.
S2yrs old Great shape. $325.
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE-
PENTAX K1000 with MNT, LOCKS W KE
50mm lens, $99. GREAT COND. $300.
OVAL BATHTUB Like new
with fixtures, white 60" X
36" $125. (863)8240145
POOL PUMP inground
pool pump good omndtion
was off the church pool
SWIMMING POOL Filter
and Cartridges-Haywood -
SEWING MACHINE Ric-
car Model 5900 plus 2
drawer open leaf sewing
table $350. (239)936-0747
SURROUND SOUND Sys-
tem, Techwood, tall speak-
er, 5 disc played All books
US-AMPS 2 Channel System
w/12" Speakers in Box -
"Competitition Style" Good
Cond. Sounds Great. $250.
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
Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
HUGE (2) Containers full of
Flexi Blocks with instruction
booklet. $25 Call
(863)467-6799 Leave msg.
LOOKING TO BUY Mobile
home clam shell awnings
1- 6' x 2.8" 1- 6' x 2' and
2 4' x 2' Call
For more listings,
SPRING TOOTH 3 Point
Harrow heavy duty $200
BIRD DETERRENT Netting
9 rolls each 17'x 150'
long. Brand new. Located
in LaBelle. $500/or best of
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-
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in-
cluded. $325 (863)675-7080
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For more listings,
TURN KEY, awesome studio
for beauty salon/ barber
Downtown LaBelle. Rea-
3 bed, 2 bath on fenced 1.5
acre, gate entry. $800 mo,
no deposit. 863-612-6139
Charming Old LaBelle
89 Calhoun St
2 bedrooms- 1 bath
Decking & extra large yard
Reduced to only $695 a mo
1t, last & 1 mo sec. req'd
COUNTRY VILLAGE- 1BR,
1BA, must have good ref's
& security. Non smoking
environment. No pets,
863) 675-5968 Margaret
arber Real Estate
LaBelle 3 BR on 2V'
Acres, 50 Ft. Covered Porch,
Large Li., Kitch, Din. & Den.
$750 mo. (863)675-0104
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LABELLE 2br/2ba dblwide,
pond front. 1295 sq ft. Nice
setting. $675 mo dep.
LaBelle 3 Bdrm, 1 Bath
On 3 acres. Includes Pole
Barn. Private. Lots of oak
& fruit trees. Near river &
town. $650 mo. + sec.
2BR/1.5BA, 1 car
plus st, last & sec.
(863)675-4632 after 6 pm.
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1060 Highway 29
MOBILE HOMES FOR
28R. Good condition. A/C.
(863)675 2474 after 4pm
North LaBelle, Nobles Rd
area, 2br/ 2ba. Also tbr
available. Both with large
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on a new mobile home,
this is it call 863-675-8888
10 models to choose from
Call John Lyons
PARK MODEL 55+ older
Snowbird Retirement Park
located on the Caloosa
hachee River. 8 miles out-
side of LaBelle. Great
fishing w/docks. Monthly
site rent $230. $8500
PARK MODEL 35' Trailer,
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CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more info!
$2000/or best offer
MEYERS 12' ALUM ROW
BOAT asking $200
TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 ft 14 ft with
trailers $900 for both or
FORETRAVEL RV 1983
454 Runs, Older very nice
iveable, needs Some work.
Trade Poss. $3000.
GULFSTREAM 31 FT 2005
good condition, central air
and heat + more. $4900.
COACH 1975, Rebuilt mo
tor, new tires exhaust.
Plus more. $3000 Neg
CARRIGE 1992 40 foot
5th wheel nice shape
everything works $4999.
YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
- good condition 3 seater
110 horsepower $000/or
best offer (713)253-7326
CAPTIANS chair with arms
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
chor $145 or will separate
V-DRIVE BOAT Trailer up
to 18' dual axle, good tires,
new springs. Ortona $300.
Custom 2005 1200cc.
Lots of chrome! Low miles.
Bring cash, make ofter
Honda Shadow 2007,
750cr. Excellent condition
$5,000 OBO 239-839-4883
HONDA SHADOW 750
2005 Very Low miles, Great
KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
2002 STREET RUNS
GREAT! 80mpg NICE RIDE
SUZUKI 2001 GZ250
2002 Intruder Both Red,
low miles, $4000 for both
OWNER FINANCING -
CLEWISTON 3 Apts + 1
house, 2br, Iba, concrete
block, $225,000 w/30%
State Rd. 80, LaBelle
5,10 or 1 acres, reat for
use or investment.
For more listings,
EVANS ROAD, LABELLE,
2BR-1BA. References re-
quired. $ 105/wk + deposit.
LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $00.
per week. 863 673 6362.
LABELLE, New 3BR/2BA
Dbl. Wide W/D, D/W 2.5
acres fenced, owner mows,
good credit $1000 mo.
LABELLE (on 78)- 2br, 2ba,
mob home & horse stall,
CLUB CAR Select Recond.
Lifted, Alu.Box, new Batter-
ies & more $3500.
FOUR WHEELER '98 4x4
YAMAHA 350 Wolverine.
Bad engine. $625
HONDA 3 Wheeler, 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
dnve, hi/low range reverse
$1300 obo (863)697-9616
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-
ycle pants $100/will sep.
VW SANDRAIL BUGGY Se-
lect manual trans, w/ ti-
tle, extra set of back tires
For more listings,
BUICK PARK AVE ULTRA
998 Air bags, alarm sys.
Anti-lock brakes, heated
seats, 1 owner, p/w, V6,
a/c, auto. Rear defrost, un-
der 29000 miles, white
DODGE 1985 looking to
FORD MUSTANG 1988,
Runs great, cold a/c all
original, 4 cyl, auto $1000
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
CHEVY P/U 1951 80%
Complete, Camero eng
,Trans. $3800 or trade for
small travel trailer
JEEP WRANGLER 1989
must sell! v6, 5 spd, CD
plyr, custom bumpers, oar-
age kept, lifted $5 00.
MAZDA 1994 4wd, auto.
V-6, bucket seats $700/or
best offer (863)697-3666
OTHER SAMURI 1986-
350eng, 21.5x16.1, auto
matic, wench, w/ title
GOLF CART Select gas
powered, new turf tires, 10
inch lift, sunroof, runs
great, like new condition.
call I'll e-mail a picture.
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 ECHNOLINE 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
CENTER LNE wheels -15 x
8", 5 lug, fits Ford or
CHEVY 350 300hp fresh
rebuild all new internal
parts $2000/or best offer
1980-1993 L- R Fenders.
Good shape $150
NERF BARS Chrome, will
fit '04 F 150 Crew Cab
PANASONIC CD Changer/
Player -9906 VW. Golf
Magazines, & pig tail inc.
STEP RAILS for a Ford
F250 Pickup Truck Pol-
shed stainless steel; good
K1500 Automatic w/rebuilt
conv $500/or best offer
Frontwheel Drive GM
4T65E $500/or best offer
CHEVROLET LS 1500
SILVERADO 2002 Air
bags, alarm sys. Anti-lock
brakes, I owner, p/w, a/c,
auto. V-8, under 48000
CHEVY 1978 C20 TS.
w/454 engine, runs good
April 23, 2009
CHEVY PICKUP 1500
1989 V8 full size w 8'
bed extra cab runs great
$2500/or best offer
FORD F150 CUSTOM
1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
taigate. Onig 302 w/ '84
FORD F150 1999, Auto,
a/c, long bed, v6, good
FORD F350 1993 4 Door
Dually, 7.3 Turbo diesel.
Runs good. Must sell.
$2800 (863)675 2243
1994 Needs work. Nice
interior and exterior
HEAVY DUTY Trailer, Duel
Axle 16' flatbed w/ ramps
$600 or best offer
UTILITY TRAILER 2005
6 x 16 tandem Utility trail-
er good shape $750.
DODGE '88 Hi Top Van,
For more listings,
cr1,' Ircarri, a, arde
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commi ion of
nCleiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County ill hold the Regular
Greentree South Co unty Cen-
ter at LaBelle, Forda, Hendra
The purple of the meeting is to
condu the general business and
consider any other matter that
may be brought before the Hous-
ing Commion. Any per`- or
persons wishing to appeal any de
vision made at such meeting must
ensure that a vrbatim record is
made uponwhich te appea is to
The meeting wll include any busi
ness before the "hendry County
Non Profit Housing, Inc. '
318221 CB/CN 4/23/09
READING I A
YOU AIMORE INFORMED
w)ide f ewplper
i are mom popular
COUNTY OF HENDRY, STTE OF FLORIDA
RESOLUTION NO. 2009 18
RECORDED N RESOLUTION BOOK xxin, PAGE 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
rFNDING THAT A FIRE EMERGENCY EXIS WreIIN HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON
UNREGULATD FIRES WITHIN THE COUNTY.
WHER, the green freet e a at cti ng Hendry County ha
created an extremely high danger of grass bruh and forest fire through
out all of Hendry County, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commioner has the authority unde
Ordinance No. 20013 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated rs,
NOWa, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
OMMoSIONERS OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT:
lA i emergency exists within Hendry Coun, Florda, under the d
ntons and provisions of Hendr County Ord nane No. 2001-03, a,
2.The Beal hereby -mao, a mnoto-um on all unregulated firewi
in Hendry Coun Florida as p ded in said Ordinane 2003
eton 2, as amended n unregulated fire means any ouoor fe ohe
than a ooi whch i, not prmittaed by gornmental agno
3,The mortoum imposed hereby hall be effetive immediately an
shall remain in effect until further action by thi Board
Duly considered and adopted by the Board of County Commiioners o
Hendry County, Forida, this 24th day of February 2009
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Anita Bischel Deputy Cler
Barara Butler, Cler
316627 CB/CN 4/9,16,23,30/09
NOTICE OF SCHEDULNG OF NEGOTIATING SESSION WITH
HENDRY COUNTY PROFESSIONAL EMT &
PARAMEDICS' LOCAL 4520
ake note that Hendr Count Board of Cunty Comm ioner Represen
tative and te Hendry Cunty Pfessional EMT & Paramedic Union Repre
sentates will ondut negotiation regarding the ntract for te Hendr
County Prfeiona l EM Paramedin Lo'a 4520 a am, April 30
2009 at the Hendry County Courhouse Square Conferene Room 15 S
Lee Street, Florda
The session is open to the public, but no pubic comment will be taken
If a p n decides to ap l an decion made by the Board wih
spect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she wil
need a reod of e p eedng and, for s purpose h e rr maI
need to ensure that a rbatim record of the roeeding i made w
record includes the testimony and eidence upon which the appea is to N<
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Janet Taylor, Chair
318366 CB/CN 4/23/09
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR
COMPREHENSIVE PATHWAY PLAN FOR HENDRY COUNTY
OT Project #423 354-1-18-01
Hend County has scheduled public infoaton worhops regarding a
Conmprehensive Pathway Plan A study is currently being conducted b
en Cou to determine aons of opposed new pathways
Thepublic inrmation meeting will beheldas foows
Harlem Community Meeng, April 9th, 200 at 6:00 p.m. at Harlem Ci
i Center locate 2000 7th Street, eito FL 33440
Pioneer Community eetin, April 3th 209 at 7:00 pm at Pionee
Community Center located at 90 Panama Ae., Cleiston, FL 33440
Por La elle ommuni Meen, Aprl 6th at 7:00 at Grace
tit Churh, late at 42 NE Eucalyptu Bld. LaBee FL 33935
iFel Ae Community Meeting, Arl 2h at 7: p.m.at da C
munty Center, located at 100 CR 830, Felda, FL 33930
ontura & Flaghole Community Meeting, April 22, at 7:00 ot
ed at Central County Waer Control District, located at 475 S. Cabbage
Pam Street, Cleiston, FL 3340
e to and Hooer Point Community Meen, Aprl 29th 6:0
p.m, at the John Boy Auditorium, Bearsley Room lated at 1200 S W C
O ns Blvd. Clewiston FL 33440
LaBle rea Communlty Meeting, April 3th at 7:00 p a at the LaBe
Civic Center, oad at 1 W. Hickpohee Ave, LaBelle FL 33935
School ialsMay 18, 2009 at 00 am, Hendy County Schoo
Board Room, located at 25 E Hickpoochee Av., LaBee, FL 33935
The workshop will provide interested iten with the pportuniy to ask
question and express their views concerning the action ad potenta
environmental impacts a iated wit te plan The workshop wil be o
the agendas of the various ommuni meeting or boards aerial photo
grphs and other prectrelated information will e on display County
staff will be avalable to answer questions and discuss the project. Plea
note that this is not a public hearing. A formal pubic hearing wll be he
later in the study prove in keeping with state and federal requirements.
Project documents a aaiable for ublic review untl May 18, 2009 at the
arn Library 461 N. Main Street, LaBelle, Florida 33935 and at the Cit
of Clewisn Public Library oated at 120 West O1eola Anue Clewism
tonFlorda 33440. Project documents al available for riew on
day -Friday fin 8 a 00 to 0 p.m at the endry County Engineer'
Offe locaed at 99 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935
If you have any queson regarding the Comprehensive Pathway Pan pro
ject, you may contact Mr Shane Parker, PE., County Engineer at
84) 6755222 or by emal at sparker hendryfla.net Perns with
liabilities who may need special accommodations at the workshop, in
acrdane witr tde Amerians witr Disablits Act of 990, should con-
tact Bonnie Hanshaw at (863) 675 5222.
316002 CB/CN 4/2,9,16,23/09
foSpeCch FiN Allds
The LaBelle Longhorns will have
a Boston Butt barbecue at the Fire
Station on Friday, May 1, from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. or until it's all gone.
Dinners include beans, homemade
potato salad, bread and iced tea.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased
from any board member or just drive
in. For more info you can call Susan
at 239 229 7619.
Sugar Festival rodeo
Hendry County Rodeo Asso
ciation & Youth Livestock, Inc., is a
non-profit rodeo organization locat
ed in Hendry County supporting lo
cal youth organizations such as 4-H
and FFA. Membership is $20 per year
for the family. For more information
regarding membership, please call
Benny at 863-599-1169 or Anna at
Their arena is the Glades-Hendry
Arena in the Caloosa Hammock
Ranch in the Glades Resort on SR
80, where the Sugar Festival Rodeo
will be held Saturday, April 25, at 7
p.m. Gate admission $12 per person
advance tickets $10, 6 years old and
under are free.
For more information log onto
Pistol course set
The Glades County Gun Club,
in cooperation with Glades County
Sheriff Dept, will conduct an NRA
First Steps Pistol Orientation Course.
This course is designed as an intro-
duction 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 range will open at 8:30 a.m.,
class will start at 9 a.m. This a 3-4
hour course with 1 hour range
shooting time. Eye and Ear protec-
tion is mandatory and will be avail-
able at the range for those who need
Bring your own pistol and ammo,
but leave in your vehicle until shoot-
ing time. 18 years or younger must
be accompanied by an adult. Reg-
istration is necessary and you may
register and get more info by calling
Sign up for
Always wanted to play football or
cheer? Now's your chance! No try-
outs. Ages 5 15. The LaBelle Long
horn Pop Warner Football and Cheer
program is now signing up players
and cheerleaders at the Little League
Field on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5:30-7 p.m.
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 pro-
gram is now accepting applications
for football and cheer coaches for
the 2009 season. Please call Jason
at: 239-229-2179 or Lori at 863-673-
4811 for applications and further in
formation. No experience necessary,
Wondering who won the SCF
fishing tournament? Well, here
they are. The team of Marcus
Reith and Kyle Dewey took the
top slot with 19.06 pounds of
fish. Marcus also got the tro-
phy for Big Bass. The Strick-
land brothers came in second
place. The tournament was put
on by Lee County Bass Bust-
ers Feb. 22.
Easter with Egg
Larry Luckey Indian Mound Park was
the beautiful setting for an Easter Egg
Hunt sponsored by the Ortona Com-
munity Association. Twenty-three '
children and their parents, along with '
volunteer helpers, enjoyed the fes-
tivities that included the egg hunt,
games, prizes and refreshments.
Easter baskets were awarded as priz-
es in age categories. Winners Darcie
McRoy, Brent Hicks, Max Fahling and
Shelby Burchell, all under six, proud-
ly display their prizes -
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Daniel Rennolds, owner
Spanish Line: 863-673-4423
.O. Box 1380 tLaBelle, FL
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Z% i *TECHNICIAN
BEDDING BOBBY WHIE
Soening LaBelle Sine 1966
APLI A C S. .I E RVIC]kQ E]
WA I E LLE We Offr Seminole Feed Lakland Feed, Afa, mothy
7I Orhard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
GW O ODrS T&A $9.00, Bedding..$5.50, All Purpose 10%..$7.50
RESORT* Call Al Cunrry at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd LaBelle FL 33935
CLUBHOUSE RENTAL rwm.sweetcypressranch.com
for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events I I___:_______________________I
For information call 863-675-3641
CHURCH OF THE OOD SHEPHERD
Holy Eucharist SBJ I' Sun. 9:00 am
Healing Euc ans nur 9:30 am
Bible Study 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu ptus Blvd Port LaBelle
"Where everybody is Somexboy ---
andJcsus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP ond Insured
PORT LRBELLE INN
Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
Enjoy a great continental breakfast or
socialize in our lounge nightly fron 6 -12 pl
863-6754411 Fax: 863-6754892
1563 Oxbow Dr. LaBelle, FL
Patrick H. Guadiz, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Practice
Former Chief Resident of
the University of Massachusetts
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
LaBelle, FL Lehigh. FL
Call 8 75-2541 to earn
how y d can go ilre!
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Web Site Design and Setup Remote Assistance
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mowing, lot clearing
c 728-6629 Sally Mae
I SICS vs T Disc Jockey
Weddings Aniversanes Parties
CAPE CLENN Quinceafieras Dances Reunions
SPCARPET & 863-885-1456 863-675-1625
Powerful deep cleaning
truck mount system
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April 23, 2009
iNeeI Community Briefs
Residential & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
.',.i, storage j.s, .4 mi
5775 51, .l elle, F[ \k, of
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T TREE SERVICE
Shaping & Topping
Licensed and Insured
Win a side of beef
The Tri-County Crushers Fast Pitch Soft-
ball Team is selling raffle tickets for /z a
side of beef. This is a 4-H steer that will be
wrapped and can be delivered, if necessary.
Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. There are
two chances per ticket. The drawing will be
held this Saturday, April 25, and you do not
need to be present to win. The money will
go for new uniforms and equipment. If inter
ested, please contact Pam at 863-673-4197
or Kandi at 863-517-0770.
Last presentation of season
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 Ve-
In addition, Disillusioned Wallflowers by
Anne Palme; A one-act comedy -A light and
frothy exchange between two old friends at-
tempting to add a touch of spice in their oth-
erwise dull lives.
"Intimacies of the Rose" Personification
of 'The Rose" By Carolyn White. OLIVIA
LUCKEY performing 'The Girl in 14G"
Plus the very talented 6th grader, Christian
Dimaculangan from Veterans Park Academy
for Arts in Lehigh, sharing his genius on the
Performances April 23, 24, 25, 26. Show-
times 7 p.m, Thurs., Fri., Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun-
days. 241 N. Bridge St., LaBelle. Regular ad
mission is $14 at the door, $12 with advance
reservations and a new Thursday Only $7
Student Special with ID and advance reser-
vation. Call 863-675-3066 for reservations.
VFW makes it an evening
VFW Post 10100 next to the rodeo
grounds is having karaoke at 5 p.m. on Sat-
urday, April 25, with Paula and Mark. Bring
a covered dish.
Girls Scouts of America is having an elec-
tronic recycling event at the Barron Park on
April 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All recycling ser-
vices will be provided by e-Waste Manage-
ment and Electronic Recycling Services.
Feed the animals
The Caloosa Humane Society is holding
a giant yard sale on Saturday, April 25, from
8 a.m.-1 p.m. They also need donations of
saleable items for their yard sales. All pro-
ceeds go directly to benefit the animals at
the shelter. The yard sale will be held on
Park Ave. behind the LaBelle Auction Co.
390 North Bridge St. For more information
New classes as
New classes at LaBelle Program Center,
Inc. Call 675-4130,
BAton lessons Wednesday, start April 29
-3:30-4:30 p.m. Taught by Mimi Leschews-
ki, at the LaBelle Program Center. Sign up
Batons can be ordered at cost + ship-
ping after sign up.
Adult clogging for exercise only 6-7 p.m.
Taught by Pat Bedingfield, come get a good
work out and learn some fun songs. Great
exercise. Classes begin 4-30-09.
Beginner clogging for students Tuesdays
5 p.m. starting immediately.
Call to register or come to class and reg
Summer Fun Camp begins when school
gets out. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Free lunches, indoor and outdoor
games, Featuring our "Splash Zone." Fun for
all ages. Sign up now, limited number ac-
Karate taught by Jan Bass Monday and
Wednesday nights beginning at 6:30 p.m,
Pre-School and After School Program
slots available don't wait to sign up.
Gardeners to meet
The Greater LaBelle Garden Club meet-
ing will be Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the
Dallas Townsend Center off Cowboy Way,
across from the health department.
Gene McAvoy will speak about invasive
plant a form of biological pollution and a
major problem causing environmental im-
pacts, costing Floridians millions of dollars a
year. He will discuss of the common invad-
ers and what you can do to control them.
Refreshments will be served. Bring
friendship plants to share. Family, friends,
neighbors are always welcome. Questions:
call President Terri at 675-2392.
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 children's charities.
Ft. Denaud Bridge closing
The Ft. Denaud Bridge is closed to vehi-
cles 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 information please call
Enjoy Earth Day celebration
Come enjoy the annual Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 25 at Barron Park from 10:30
Live music all day by the Caloosahatchee
Folk Society plus beautiful art and environ-
mental presentations. Food available all
day. Kiwanis Art contest will be judged and
displayed at the park. Admission is free. For
information contact LaBelle Recreation at
Skeet shoot to benefit Boy
The First Skeet and Trap Shoot benefit
ting the local Boy Scouts of LaBelle will be
held on May 2, at the Hendry County Sher
iff's Gun Range.
The cost is $50 for individual shooters or
$250 for a team of five. The cost includes
ammunition and a free lunch for shooters.
Awards and prizes will be given to the top
shooters. The event starts promptly at 9 a.m.
Also, Pistol Pete's Hunting and Shooting
Supply of LaBelle will raffle a shotgun at a
cost of $5 per ticket or three for $10.
If you are interested in signing up or
would like to sponsor a team, please call
Dave Alexander at 863-675-0500. If you
would like to buy a raffle ticket, you can call
Pistol Pete's at 863-612-HUNT or stop by
their store at 417 W Hickpoochee Ave. in
LaBelle.AII proceeds will go to the local Boy
Scouts to help in paying for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies. Thank you for
Seminole exhibit planned
Native Words Native Warriors is a re-
markable story of Indian soldiers who used
their native languages in service to the U.S.
military. Hear their story at the Seminole
Tribe of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum April
24 through July 6. For more information call
For the animals
Animal Rescue needs your help, for
canned dog and cat food; also any clean-
ing materials, blankets, litter and chewies.
Please help in their time of need.
'.aloousa DellI/uamvl tonyer
Drive safely and watch for wildlife
This mating pair of sandhill cranes have been seen around West Glades
School and SR29. They are not paying attention to traffic so be on the look-
out for them.
April 23, 2009
Port LaBelle Marina finalizes land use change
Port LaBelle Marina, Inc. has announced opment within Glades County and in close
that its application for land use change has proximity to Hendry and eastern Lee coun-
been approved and finalized by settlement ties," Ferguson said.
ageeen between Glades Communty ffnd "As this is one of the few thoroughly pro-
the state Department of Community Affairs
(DCA). tected fresh water marinas available offering
"After over three and one half years, we the ability for a developer to offer homes or
have finally reached a conclusion with the condos along with a slip, we believe it to be
DCA," said Cliff Miller of West Glades Con- a unique asset," he added.
suiting Service, agent for the owner. "Upon Meanwhile, the property to the west,
final execution ofa settlement agreement be
tween the county and the DCA, the land use including the old golf course, is in Hendry
classification for the 96 acres has changed County. For several years it has been the sub-
from a designation of Agricultural/Open to ject of wrangling over its use. Many longtime
Transitional," he continued. LaBelle residents have been upset that the
This change in designation allows the golf course has been closed down. Once
marina to have up to 7 units per acre of resi of the biggest recreational draws to the
dential housing and over 100,000 sq. ft. of one
commercial footage permitting the partner- area, lots at the old golf course had been
ship to market the property for future devel- sold with the idea of building houses.
opment. Unwilling to close the door on the golf
The Port LaBelle Marina is located ap- course, residents have been working with
proximately 2.5 miles east of the City of La- Hendry County staff in the hope of reestab-
Belle and is comprised of two basins of ap- lishing a recreational facility there.
proximately 20 acres with 100 wet slips and
70 acres of surrounding acreage. Hendry County Planner Vince Cautero
"It's been a long time coming," said Wal- said over the past several months that he,
ter Ferguson, vice-president of the marina, several property owners and other residents
"but we're pleased to come to a settlement have been working cooperatively on a re
with the state. vised use plan that could include residential,
to Unfortunately, we were unable to come commercial and recreational zoning. He said
to a conclusion prior to the current market
downturn, but we believe this change will he is finishing the draft plan at this time.
allow a developer with foresight and vision Currently, most of that area is zoned agri- Submitted photo
to produce a 'destination point' style devel- cultural, with some single residential. An ariel view of Port LaBelle Marina.
4-H'ers in county, district events N
Local 4-H members participated in Coun- 4-H members Matthew Ruch, Britney Woos-
ty Events at the Pioneer Community Center ley and Stephen Woosley will be present- 4 n B,,1 Har G
on March 28 and then at District Events at ing their illustrated presentation in the state
the Punta Gorda Middle School on April 4. competitive events at Florida 4-H Congress A L YOU CAR
Youth either presented an illustrated pre in July. 7 days er week fro
sentation on an interested topic or modeled Jaydee Hull and Mavis Plamondon will
a constructed garment. be modeling their constructed garment they
All of the youth excelled both county and made during sewing club meetings in the
district events. At district events all of the state fashion revue held during Florida 4-H
participants achieved blue ribbons. Senior Congress in July.
County Events participants from left, front row: Emily Royal, Haley Harrell, Jake
Coronado and Madeline Ruch. Second row: Jessica Coronado, Britney Har-
rell, Sabrina McCluskey, Britney Woosley and Cassidy Willis. Back row: Jaydee
Hull, Emma Cahoon, Mavis Plamondon, Zachary Blanchette, Steven Woosley
and Matthew Ruch.
April 23, 2009