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Vol. 87 No. 16

At a Glance

Heritage Festival
On May 14-17 Ford/Sunset Park
Annual Black Heritage Festival/Re
union will provide good food, great
fun, a hometown reunion, base-
ball tournament and games for ev-
eryone. This festival will be held at
The Alton "Kid" Jones Park.
Activities include: a talent show
Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at
the James Singleton Community
Center. On Friday, May 15, enjoy
the old timer's dinner in the com-
munity center at 6:30 p.m. The
Black Heritage Festival continues
all day on Saturday, May 16, and
Sunday, May 17. There will be Sun-
day morning Church from 11 a.m.
till 1 p.m. All churches invited.
For more information contact
Nora Fagin-Ned at (863) 885-1707.

Check school budget
According to Hendry County Su
perintendent of Schools Rick Mur-
phy, everyone can check updates
on the district's financial status on
a new web-page. The school board
wants to hear your comments and
You can reach the "Budget Up-
date" page directly from: http://
sctemp/2d 1 ada2585b1 f91a61f0O
getUpdate 4.1.09.pdf or go to the
District Web-Site www.hendry- 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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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mother Earth: Giving her a helping hand

Ualoosa belle/Patty Brant
Norman Dillman explains his fascination with owls to students taking part in Earth Day activi-
ties at the Capt. Hendry House.

Caloosa Belle/Sierra Brown
Staff from the Cooperative Extension Service talks to elemen-
tary students about growing food a subject familiar to many
Hendry County kids.

Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Inside the Capt. Hendry
House, Florida Gulf Coast
University's Susan Cooper
helps one young lady with a
very cool little bracelet that
demonstrates to younger
students the effects of ultra-
violet light.
See story on Page 2

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By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
The documented number of
homeless in Hendry and Glades
counties was bumped up consider-
ably after the Point in Time Survey
January 31. This year's count was
a combined 888 for Hendry and
Glades; Glades 250 Hendry 638.
That documented figure in-
creased from a combined total 478
in both Hendry and Glades last
year. This number is significant be
cause it used as the basis on which
all funding hinges.
The Point in Time survey re-
ceived considerable support from
Redlands Christian Migrant Associ-
ation (RCMA), which is a member
of the coalition.
The goal for this year is promote
membership for the coalition.
The Hendry Glades Homeless
Coalition received 501 c 3 non
profit status in March. Accord-
ing to coalition president Erica
Villafuerte, new Executive Board
Treasurer-Anna Ripperden from
Hendry County Social Services has
a great experience in the areas of
social services and homelessness.
On May 12, 2009 the coalition
See Homeless Page 2




2 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Earth Day: Learning to care for our world

By Patty Brant and Sierra Brown
People used to know how to live in har-
mony with their world. Modern man, how-
ever, has knocked the natural balance out
of whack ozone holes, global warming,
pollution and potential climate changes are
all concepts that have crept into the world's
The importance of Earth Day is remem-
bering to do our job, keeping Mother Earth
happy. This message was portrayed to a total
of 1,045 elementary students at the Captain
Hendry House last week by having different

organizations come and explain how we
can keep our earth happy.
It has become a time to focus on those
environmental issues and on the earth-
friendly activities that will hopefully solve
them. As a small part of the at-risk, out of
balance world, LaBelle put some of those
solutions out to educate local folks.
All last week elementary school students
got the chance to get a handle on some of
those environmental issues for themselves.
Classes from LaBelle Elementary, Country
Oaks, Upthegrove and West Glades all made

the rounds through presentations.
Michael West of the Division of Forestry
took the students on nature walk to learn
about the woods in south Florida. The De-
partment of Health explained the dangers of
cigarettes to the body and environment. The
UF Cooperative Extension Service presen-
tation explained dairy and beef cows and
growing food.
Also there was Southern DataStream
French student intern Delphine Morin, ex-
plaining the importance of saving water.
Norman Dillman brought Rita the owl and

explained all the different types of owls. Su-
san Cooper from FGCU explained about UV
rays and sun safety.
Some 850 K-12 students submitted post-
ers to the Kiwanis Club poster contest dem-
onstrating their own environmental ideas.
Students from West Glades, LaBelle Elemen-
tary, Upthergrove, Country Oaks and LaBelle
Middle School participated.
The celebration extended to Barron Park
Saturday when the larger community got its
opportunity to check out environmental is-
sues at the local level.

City to begin recycling program; check yard debris rules

By Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
LaBelle residents will soon be asked to
participate in curbside recycling beginning
in May.
Each resident will be receiving two green
recycling bins in which to place items like
paper products, glass, plastic and alumi
num. Items need not be separated. If you're

Continued From Page 1

is tentatively hosting a HGHC mingler. Or-
ganizers would like to invite social service
agencies, businesses, churches, individuals
to the mingler, who have a talent, desire,
drive to become a part of the coalition and
its mission.
The coalition is seeking ways to help the
community as well as ways the community
may help the coalition. The intent is to have
a collaborative effort to share and proceed
with the mission of the coalition. Ms. Vil-
lafuerte said, "We are moving forward, but
can't do this alone. The Point in Time num-
bers are only a snapshot into what the prob
lem is and continues to be for the homeless
and those at risk of becoming homeless."
Members of the community such as Flor-
ida Community Bank, Kiwanis, United Way
and others helped coordinate events sup-
porting the homeless coalition. Their mem-
bers have volunteered time and energy. The
coalition has received monetary donations
from individuals and businesses. Ms. Villa
fuerte said the coalition would love to have
more members at the table who are willing
to share ideas and have the drive to move
forward the cause of the homeless.
In these tough economic times and with
such high unemployment rates, the popula-
tion that is close to homelessness is increas-
ing, she points out.
"We have provided assistance to indi
viduals in the form of food, emergency hotel
stay, emergency travel, blankets, toiletries
etc. We are also in the process of awarding
vouchers to social service agencies in the
community to further assist those already
providing services.
We have had a very productive 2008 and
want to keep it going stronger in 2009," she

in doubt about which plastic items can be
recycled, just look for the "running arrow"
symbol stamped on the item, indicating it
may be recycled. Please rinse the containers
before recycling. (No styrofoam, bulk glass,
plastic grocery bags or envelopes with win-
dows, please)
The bins should be placed curbside on
Wednesday morning for pick up. At this
time, the recycling program is limited to resi-
dential customers. The one year program is
being funded by a state grant.

Yard debris
Many people enjoy a beautifully land
scaped yard. Trees especially LaBelle's
great oaks green and flowering bushes

and plants all help transform a house into
a home.
Along with these natural decorations
comes a lot of unwanted debris. Tree limbs,
leaves, flower petals and stalks and grass
clippings add up fast and take away from
the beauty of your yard. So, the homeowner
spends hours in the outdoors gathering and
raking this debris. Now what's to do with
all this trash?
Waste Service, Inc. (WSI), does horticul-
tural pick up in the city on the first and third
Wednesday every month. Howerver, the
City of LaBelle some pretty strict debris pick
up regulations.
First, any tree trunks or limbs can be no
longer than four feet and in bundles weigh-
ing under 50 pounds.

Next, debris, leaves, yard clippings and so
on must be placed in a strong, closed plastic
or rigid container. Each must weigh no more
than 50 pounds and be no larger than 30 gal
lons. Tight fitting lids are required.
WSI will not pick up yard debris placed
at the side of the street unless it is prepared
in this manner. Otherwise a special pick up
may be requested by Florida Recycling Ser-
vice at 675-2481, at the owner's expense.
Violators leaving debris at the side of the
road could find themselves in violation of a
city ordinance and be required to pay a fine.
Besides, leaving debris at the side of the road

Add to your hurricane supply kit
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aged to get prepared by creating a family
hurricane plan and assembling a hurricane
supply kit.
Use this eight-week Shopping Guide
to comfortably sustain you and your fam-
ily for 3-5 days following a storm. Adding a
few items to your regular shopping list each
week is the easiest way to complete your
Hurricane Kit with minimal impact to your
finances. For more information please con-
tact the Hendry County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 612-4700.
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All children attending kindergarten in
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While following up on anonymous tips,
narcotics investigators located an indoor
marijuana grow operation at 845 N. Live
Oak Street, in the Montura area.
Narcotics Investigators were greeted
outside the home by a man later identified
as Ernesto Napoles. When asked if there
was anyone else inside the residence Na-
poles stated "six" and motioned for them
to follow him. As they approached the rear
door of the house it became evident to in
vestigators that they had clearly located a
marijuana grow house. Once inside inves-
tigators found themselves in the midst of
the harvest operation.
Occupants inside were cooperative. Ac-
cording to the sheriff'sOffice, Ivan Acanda
admitted to investigators that he was in
charge of the residence, he pays the rent,
and the grow operation was his. Acanda
allowed sheriff's personnel to search the
residence. Acanda told investigators that

Arrest Reports

Isaac Benjamin Timmons, 24, was ar-
rested and charged April 26 on a warrant as
a fugitive from justice from Sarasota County.
Deputy L. Chevalier was arresting officer.
Kenroy Oneal Barrett, 25, was arrested
April 24 and charged on a warrant for VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy L. Che-
valier was arresting officer.
Nelson Martinez, 22, Pedro Fidencio Vela,
18, Martin Carranza, 21, Ricardo Gomez,
20 and Linda DeLaTorre, 20, were all ar-
rested April 25 and charged with burglary
of a structure/conveyance unarmed with no
person inside. Deputy J. Poole was arresting
Kenneth Charles Carncross, 34, was ar-
rested April 24 and charged with larceny:
$300-$5,000 and larceny of a credit card. Inv.
F. Herrera was arresting officer.
Regina Kay Powers, 32, was arrested
April 23 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy Bon
nie Weaver was arresting officer.
Tomas Galvan Echavarria, 42, was ar-
rested April 22 and charged with a sexual
assault by a custodian sexual battery victim
is over 12 and under 18 years of age. Inv. M.
McVey was arresting officer.
Nancy Soto, 14, and Daniel Gonzalez
18, were arrested April 20 and charged
with burglary of a structure/conveyance
unarmed without a person inside, and petit
larceny first degree. Deputy N. Kirk was ar-
resting officer.
Valiente Matias, 19, was arrested April 20
and charged as a fugitive from justice from
Hillsborough County. Deputy G. Elver was
arresting officer.
Ryan Carl Timmons, 20, was arrested
April 20 and charged with VOP: felony or
community control. Deputy D. Lanslaw was
arresting officer.

Anthony Leroy Demeritt Jr., 21, was ar-
rested April 25 and charged with fleeing/
eluding a law enforcement officer with

lights/siren active and a non-moving traffic
violation: operating a vehicle without a driv-
er's license. Deputy J. Walker was arresting
Robert L. Peterson Jr., 44, was arrested
April 24 and charged with possession of co-
caine WIT sell, etc., 1,000 feet fro ma school,
child care facility or park, Schedule II; pos-
session of marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of narcotic equipment. Inv. B.
Daley was arresting officer.
Jerol Lennin Centeno, 26, was arrested
April 24 and charged with fraud/tampering
with/theft of utility or cable services, produc
ing marijuana Schedule I, trafficking in mari-
juana 25 pounds or 300 plants or more, and
possession/use of narcotic equipment. Inv.
Robert Archer was arresting officer.
Joseph Walker Burnette, 29, was arrested
April 21 and charged with a non-moving traf-
fic violation -habitual offender -driving with
a suspended license. Deputy Tim Neidert
was arresting officer.
Larance Deangello Humphrey, 17, and
Frederick Smith Dixon, 18, were arrested
April 20 and charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon firearm. Deputy T. Neidert
and Deputy N. Reed, respectively, were ar
resting officers.

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without your seatbelt

he moved in and began the operation ap
proximately three months ago and had
about thirty to forty marijuana plants he
just harvested.
During the search investigators located,
in the back yard of the residence, a tandem
axle car hauler, a tandem axle closed in
utility trailer and a Bobcat utility vehicle,
all reported stolen. This resulted in the
arrest of four men, the recovery of three
stolen trailers and the confiscation of 28
pounds of marijuana with a street value of
Ivan Acanda was arrested and charged
with Cultivation of Marijuana, Operating
a Drug House, Trafficking in Marijuana,
Grand Theft and numerous other charges.
Sergio Ruz, Lazaro Zamora and Ernesto
Napoles were all arrested and charged with
cultivation of Marijuana, Trafficking in Mar
ijuana, and Possession of marijuana with
intent and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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By Pat Dobbins
R.N., M.S./H.SA.
Every hour, someone dies in the U.S. sim-
ply because they did not put on their seat-
You may remember to buckle up as soon
as you get into the
driver seat, but do
you always remem-
ber to put your seat
belt on when you're
a passenger in some-
one else's vehicle?
Over 7,500 teens
died in car crashes
last year in the Unit- Patricia
ed States and over 60 Dobbinsi
percent of them were
not wearing their seatbelts!
Teens should remind teens to buckle up.
They may think that it makes them not look
It's not cool to be stone dead! Not buck-
ling up causes more deaths than any other
single traffic safety-related behavior.
People riding in the back seat are three
times as likely to die or have serious injuries
if they are not wearing a seatbelt.
According to the National Traffic Safety
Administration, the overall seatbelt use in
2008 averaged around 83 percent.
Specifically for Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties, over 240 seatbelt violations were issued
during 2008!
If you are the driver, keep in mind that
if you have passengers in your vehicle, you
(the driver) are responsible for those pas

Community Brief

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.
Hear their story at the Seminole Tribe of
Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum through July
For more information call (877) 902-

As your family grows, so do your rea-
sons for protecting the ones you love.
For the right life insurance policy for
you and your family, go to someone
who's been there for you in the past -
State Farm".

Arena DPoWl, Agent
13 Missouri Street, Suite A
Bus: 863-675-1880
Fax: 863-675-8970

State Farm Life Insurance Company
(Not licensed in MA, NY or WI)
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Company (Licensed in NY and WI)
Bloomington, IL

Four charged in growhouse bust

If you get pulled over and your passen-
gers are not buckled up, YOU could be is
sued a ticket for every person not wearing
their seatbelt and YOU could be required to
pay all of the fines!

Top 10 Reasons to Wear Your
10. You don't have a license to fly!
9. Faces and windshields don't mix!
8. You don't like the taste of glass do
7. Road-rash isn't very attractive
6. Airbags aren't as effective without the
use of your seatbelt!
5. Wrinkled clothes are better than blood
4. Wherever you're headed, there's
someone who will be happy to see you...
get there alive
3. Your car might get totaled, but you
2. It's the will have to pay a fine
for not wearing one!
1. It may just save your life!
(Patricia Dobbins is the Administrator for the
Hendry and Glades County Health Departments.
Ifyou would like to read an article about a
particular health topic, please call 863-674-4041,
extension 120)

Where a new life meets

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4 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Public Forum

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 and your
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!

Local fires
interested in the thoughts of those among us
that have had to deal with the recent fires.
I drove past the one today and it looked
like a kids football game, all the families
were gathered on Cowboy Way watching
the progress, unable to do a thing to stop
this horrible thing that could and would de-
stroy someone's home in seconds!
I was praying that the homes in danger
were spared, but I don't know at this time
if there were any homes lost. I am sure that
the community will pull together to help
those who may be harmed by this fire and
Were these fires intentionally set? Were
they started by accident? With the high fire
danger shown on TV every night on the lo-
cal news, how could this happen? I don't

I have heard, no homes were lost, only the
vinyl siding on one was melted. The fire
fighters did a great job of protecting the
structures and keeping anyone from losing
their homes. Now if people would just re-
spect the deputies and firefighters who were
trying to keep them safe by keeping them
out of their homes.

The economy
LOOKING FOR A JOB: I am wondering...
are there any jobs out there???? I know there
are a lot of good folks looking for work, I
also know there are help wanted signs
around town too...
The monkey place on 80 is hiring... Sub-
way is hiring...last I heard Winn Dixie was
hiring...The humane society is hiring...Mc-
Donald's is hiring...I heard that there may be
a new Fish n Chips opening in the old Log
Cabin place...they should be hiring...
Anyone else know any place else that
may be hiring?

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To Reach Us
Mailing Address: EO. Box 518* LaBelle, FL 33975
Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave.
Phone: (863) 675-2541 Fax: (863) 675-1449

To Submit News
The Caloosa Belle welcomes submissions from its
readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and
photographs are welcome. Call (863) 675-2541 to
reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items
is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication.

Expressing appreciation It's a good thing!

By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Recently, I heard about a couple who had
been charmed at an outdoor performance
by young Suzuki violin students. After the
concert, an instructor spoke briefly on how
children as young as two, three and four
years old are taught to
play violin. The first thing
the children learn, he said,
is a proper stance. And
the second thing the chil
dren learn--even before
they pick up the violin--is
how to take a bow.
"If the children just
play the violin and stop, Dr. Les
people may forget to Morgan
show their appreciation,"
the instructor said. "But when the children
bow, the audience invariably applauds. And
applause is the best motivator we've found
to make children feel good about perform-
ing and want to do it well."
Adults love applause too. Being affirmed
makes us feel wonderful. If you want to re-
kindle or keep the flame of love glowing in
your marriage through the years, try show-
ing and expressing your appreciation for
your mate. Put some applause in your mar
riage and watch love grow.
The expression of appreciation does not
have to be expensive and an elaborate event,
with a bill tantamount to the national debt.
It can be simple, but if it is done well, it will
make an impact.
No long ago I heard a Chinese legend the
centers around a group of elderly, cultured
gentlemen who met often to exchange wis-
dom and drink tea. Each host tried to find
the finest and most costly varieties, to create
exotic blends that would arouse the admira-
tion of his guests. When the most venerable
and respected of the group entertained, he
served his tea with unprecedented ceremo-
ny, measuring the leaves from a golden box.
The assembled epicures praised this exqui
site tea. The host smiled and said, "The tea
you have found so delightful is the same tea
our peasants drink. I hope it will be a re-
minder to all that the good things in life are
not necessarily the rarest or the most costly.
There are times when giving a compli-
ment may take a while to "take root." In
his autobiography, Breaking Barriers, syn-

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Advertising Director: Judy Kasten

dicated columnist Carl Rowan tells about a
teacher who greatly influenced his life. Row
an relates: Miss Thompson reached into her
desk drawer and pulled out a piece of paper
containing a quote attributed to Chicago ar
chitect Daniel Burnham. I listened intently
as she read: "Make no little plans; they have
no magic to stir men's blood and probably
themselves will not be realized. Make big
plans, aim high in hope and work. Remem
ber that our sons and grandsons are going to
do things that would stagger us."
Rowan continued: "More than 30 years
later, I gave a speech in which I said that
Frances Thompson had given me a desper
ately needed belief in myself. A newspaper
printed the story, and someone mailed the
clipping to my beloved teacher. She wrote
me: "You have no idea what that newspaper
story meant to me. For years, I endured my
brother's arguments that I had wasted my
life. That I should have married and had a
family. When I read that you gave me credit
for helping to launch a marvelous career, I
put the clipping in front of my brother. After
he'd read it, I said, "You see, I didn't really
waste my life, did I?"
There is an option to encouraging an-
other person you can choose to never do
it. When that is a person's choice, no one
Carlyle had a very devoted wife who sac-
rificed everything for his sake, but he never
gave her a single expression of appreciation
for which her heart yearned. She came to re-
gard herself as the most miserable woman
in London and evidently died of heart hun-
ger. After her death, Carlyle, reading her di-
ary, realized the truth. A friend found him
at her grave suffering intense remorse and
exclaiming, "If I had only known!"
That is why it is essential that we commu-
nicate with people we care about and love.
Now is the time to tell.
It may be that praise, like gold and dia-
monds, owes its value to its scarcity, as
Samuel Johnson said, but most of us would
prefer to err on the side of giving too much
praise than too little. One who would agree
was the wife of an old Vermonter named Eb.
Old Eb was, like many of his breed, rather
stingy with words. He said very little, and
then rather grudgingly. One evening he was
sitting on the front steps with his wife. The
long day's work, the good supper, and the
peaceful sights and sounds of dusk must

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have softened him up. He took his pipe out
of his mouth and said, "When I think of
what you've meant to me all these years, Ju-
dith, sometimes it's almost more than I can
stand not to tell you."
So... who do you appreciate? Have you
voiced that lately? Don't be afraid to take a
risk and share with someone how much
they mean to you and the contribution they
bring to your life.
It may just be the best gift you give to an-
other... or to yourself, for an affirming per-
son is a giving person. And, no one is more
God-like than when they give.
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor at Caloosa
Baptist Church in LaBelle, located 200 yards
behind Flora & Ella's on Highway 80.

Letter to the Editor
"Impressed with HRMC" I'm sure the
treatment and family atmosphere for Mr.
Bengston while at the facility was the status
quo. It had nothing to do with his being the
Ex-Mayor of LaBelle, an active political figure
and the current Director of Emergency Ser-
vices. I hope every customer gets the same
treatment as Mr. Bengston did.
"Tax-Lax" by T.W. Bill Neville. His article
is right on, kudos for Bill. The only thing I
can add are 2 quotes, I attributed to our
President. He said "My friends, we live in the
greatest nation in the history of the world. I
hope you'll join with me as we try to change
it." The second quote is attributed to a fa-
mous Hollywood Icon. He said,
"Life's's even tougher if you're
stupid." John Wayne.
It seems that we are living in a world of
statistics and poll numbers. If a Polling Com-
pany calls 1,000 people and ask a series of
questions, then that becomes law as to how
all Americans live and think. This is what's
on the t.v. news, it's what in the papers, just
a popularity contest.
To all the people that wanted change, you
got it! or will soon.
George D. Bostick Jr.

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April 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 5

Celebrating Older Americans Month: Continuing a rewarding life

By Samira K. Beckwith,
President and CEO
Hope Hospice and Community Services
Take a moment to close your eyes and
imagine blowing out the candles on your
birthday cake -at 107
years old. Or appearing
on the Tonight Show
with Jay Leno to play
the accordion just be-
fore your 90th birthday.
At Hope Hospice, we've
had the privilege of shar
ing these recent celebra-
tions with Ann Brovich, Samira
an extraordinary Cente- Beckwith
narian, and Viola Whitt,
a Hope volunteer and talented musician.
Like many older Americans today, Ann
and Vi are continuing to enjoy their lives,
and their stories reflect the essence of our

Community Briefs

C.N.A. class planned
The Education Center of Southwest Flor-
ida, partnering with Oakbrook of LaBelle
Nursing Home and the LaBelle Chamber of
Commerce, is announcing a Certified Nurs-
ing Assistant class to begin in June 2009.
Classes will be held at the Oakbrook of La-
Belle Nursing Home on Tuesday and Thurs
day evenings from 5-9 p.m. The cost of the
course is $1,200.
The cost to the student is $600 at the
time of registration with the other $600
paid through a scholarship from the La-
Belle Chamber. The length of the course is
approximately 80 hours including clinicals.
This course is to prepare the student to take
the state exam for certification. Transporta
tion is the student's responsibility.
You must be 18 or older or have a GED or
high school diploma if under 18. A Florida
Department of Law Enforcement check and
a pre-employment drug screen will be re-
quired before taking the state examination.
Anyone interested should contact the
ECSWF office at 675-6800 for an application
and further information.

Help plan SCF 2010
The organizational meeting for the 2010
Swamp Cabbage Festival will be held on
May 4, at the LaBelle City Hall Commission
Room. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. All
non-profit organizations are encouraged
to have a representative attend. In order to
have a vote on the committee these repre-
sentatives will need a letter of endorsement
from their respective organization.

Pioneer loves Mom!
Pioneer Homeowners Association will
have a Mother's Day Spaghetti Dinner and
Cake Auction on Saturday, May 9, from 5-8
p.m. Bring mom out for a delicious spaghetti
dinner and buy her a homemade cake for
Mother's Day.
Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread,
salad, and beverage. The cost is only $4.50
for adults, $3.50 for children ages 6-12. Chil-

work at Hope: to ensure that those in our
care are living life as fully as possible.
By Presidential declaration, May is Older
Americans Month, a time for all of us to cel-
ebrate the accomplishments and contribu-
tions of seniors while focusing on their cur-
rent and future needs. As a country, we've
witnessed together the importance of plan
ning for the future; our health care systems
are often underfunded and overburdened,
while our citizens are enjoying longer lives.
At Hope, we strive to enhance the quality
of life through innovative and special pro
grams, employing our skills and experiences
gained over more than 30 years of provid-
ing hospice care. Our continuum of services
and programs assists Older Americans even
before they reach the end of life, with coor-
dinated care that addresses the social and
practical needs of those who suffer from the
chronic illnesses and frailty that often ac-
company the aging process. These services

dren under 6 eat free. You may eat in or take
it to go.
All proceeds from the dinner and cake
auction will go towards parties and activities
at the park. Pioneer Community Park is lo
cated at 910 Panama Ave. If you would like
to donate at cake for the auction, help in any
way, or need directions, please call Pat Bos-
ley at 983-9544.

Demo delegate qualifying
ends May 11
Hendry County Democratic Executive
Committee (DEC) Chairman Joe Thomas
announced that qualifying to run for elec-
tion as a delegate to the 2009 Florida Demo-
cratic Party State Conference to be held at
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Lake
Buena Vista, ends on May 11.
All Hendry County delegates must be reg-
istered Democrats in Hendry County and are
required to file with the County Chair, Vice-
Chair, State Committeewoman or State Com-
mitteeman. Thomas said interested Demo-
crats may contact him at (863)234-1894,
County Vice Chair Carol Griggs at (863)983-
1141, State Committeewoman Mary Thom
as at (863)983-2148 or State Committeeman
R. Mitchell Thomas at (863)983-9181 for a
Delegate Qualification Form.
The DEC will elect a total of seven del-
egates to the Democratic Party State Confer-
ence at its regularly scheduled meeting on
June 15 to be held in LaBelle.

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.

LaBelle Program Center
New classes at LaBelle Program Center,
Inc. Call 675-4130,
Baton lessons Wednesday, is ongoing
3:30-4:30 p.m. Taught by Mimi Leschews
ki, at the LaBelle Program Center. Sign up

-Delivery of medical services, supplies
and prescriptions
In-home care
Care management
-Wellness activities and therapies
-Symptom management
Support counseling and problem-solv-
ing for seniors and their families
Many of these seniors also enjoy a day
filled with companionship and activities at
the Hope Health Center in Fort Myers, in
cluding the support of nurses, doctors and
This broad range of coordinated, profes-
sional services often has the benefit of en-
abling Older Americans to continue living
safely and comfortably at home, with as
much independence as possible.
In the past year alone, Hope has had the

Batons can be ordered at cost + shipping
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-

privilege of touching the lives of more than
6,000 individuals in our care. Our commit-
ment to each person is to listen attentively,
to hear their expectations and unique needs,
and to tailor a comprehensive plan of care
that will enhance and enrich their quality of
We recognize that our work touches
not only the individual, but also their family
members and everyone they love, bringing
peace of mind -and often respite -to the
family and caregivers.
Please join us in observing Older Ameri-
cans Month by celebrating the many gifts
this generation offers, and supporting
Hope's mission to provide exceptional care
and support to every individual as they fulfill
life's journey ... all the way to 107 candles.

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. Limited number accepted.
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.

Mr. Robert Blankenship and the
late Mary Beth Blankenship of
New Port Richey, Florida proudly
announce the engagement of their
daughter Beth Ann Blankenship to
Eric Eugene Tolar, son of Eugene
and Jane Tolar of Felda.

The bride to be is the granddaugh-
ter of the late Charles and Carolyn
Raper of Crystal River, Florida.
The groom is the grandson Robert
and Imogene Tolar of LaBelle and
Charles and Betty Ray Markham of
Fort Myers, Florida.

Beth Ann is a 2001 graduate of Ridgewood High School and col-
lege graduate of the Univeristy of Tampa. She is currently
employed at her family Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
business in New Port Richey, Florida. Eric is a 2001 graduate of
LaBelle High School, attended college at Missouri State
University in Springfield, Missouri and University of South
Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Eric and Beth Ann are starting a new Lenny's Sub Shop fran-
chise business in Tampa, Florida. A wedding date of Feb. 20,
2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada has been set. The will reside in New
Port Richey, Florida.

6 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

DeSoto County hosting

Cattlemen's Ranch Rodeo

The Florida Cattlemen's Association
started a Ranch Rodeo Circuit competition
in 2008. The purpose of this event was to
raise the awareness of Florida's Ranching
With that, they asked several counties to
host one of these circuit events and allow
their winners to compete in an overall Flor
ida Cattlemen's Ranch Rodeo Finals, which
was held in October. Do to the exceptionally
great response the state committee decided
to continue this Ranch Rodeo circuit event.
With that being stated, the Arcadia Rodeo
Association in conjunction with the DeSoto
County Cattlemen, stepped up to the plate
and have decided to host one of these cir-
cuit events benefitting the local county 4-H
This Ranch Rodeo will consist of 16 teams
from across the state. All teams are con-
tending to win the Title of "The 2009 DeSoto
County All Round Ranch Rodeo Team" and
thus get a chance to compete at the Florida
Cattlemen's Circuit Finals. This ranch rodeo
is open to all ranches, where day workers
are welcome to compete. In addition, be
ing that this is one of the larger circuit ranch
rodeos, DeSoto County is able to send the


Walter Leyva
Hat Man," passed on to eternal life with Jesus,
peacefully in his sleep on March 19, 2009. He
had stage 4 lung cancer caused by agent orange
when he served in Vietnam.
God Blessed him with 22 wonderful months
he spent with his "Best Friend and Wife Brenda"
after being diagnosed.
They traveled to spend time with family and
friends knowing his time was near. They visited
many VFW, American Legion and Moose clubs
along the way which they are members of.
Nobody could ever tell he was sick, God really
Blessed him.
He was a great guy, father of six, grandfather
of ten and great-grandfather of one. He brought
much Joy and Love to all of us and we will miss
him very much.

top TWO teams of their ranch rodeo to the
The dates for this event are May 8th
and May 9th and the performances start at
7:00pm. There is a silent auction that con-
sists of items from: Charlie 1 Horse, Cowgirl
Tuff Clothing Co., Relative Jewelry, Paul Cam-
eron Smith Art, Sullivan Horse -Dynamites
Lite Stud Services, Mare Branch Ranch -Da
kota Shorty -Stud Service, Wrangler, Eli's
Western Wear (Cruel Girl & Cinch), Terri
Brown Jewelry, Julie & Tate Higginbotham,
and more to come.
The silent auction will start May 4, the
Monday before the Ranch Rodeo and will
end during the Intermission on May 9th. In
addition to the performances and silent auc
tion, there will also be a parade on Saturday,
May 9th at 5:00pm. All in all, this weekend
plans to be filled with fun!
Tickets for the event cost (adults) $8.00
for early purchase and (ages 12-5) $4, ages 4
and under are free. The early tickets will be
at Beef O' Brady's in Arcadia. Tickets at the
gate are $10.00 for adults, $5 for youth, and
4 and under are free.
There will also be a Mutton Bustin' for
youth ages 4 to 6 or 45 lbs. and under. To en-
ter your child in this event, please call Cherie
at the DeSoto County Extension office 863-
993-4846. There will be sign up's available at
the Rodeo; however, this event is also on a
first come first serve basis. Moreover, there
will be 20 slots available per performance
for the youth, so hurry spots go quickly.
The Mutton Bustin' is $15.00 per child and
a release form must be signed before youth
The joining associations are also very
thankful for our sponsors and volunteers',
which have been a big help on this event
coming together. Appreciation goes out to
the DeSoto County Fair Association, DeSoto
County Cattlewomen, DeSoto County Farm
Credit, Lynn Hollingsworth-Mills, D.R. Dan-
iels, Triple J Ranch, and Arcadia Stockyards.
Please note that these are just the compa-
nies that have donated stock, services, or
financial help. There have been numerous
volunteers that have opted to donate their
time, to make this event function and we are
thankful for their assistance.

Rainbow Trails Camp planned

for bereaved children

The Twentieth Annual Rainbow Trails
Camp for bereaved children ages 6-16 will
be held June 5-7, 2009.
The annual camp is for any youth,
ages 6-16, who has experienced a death
in the family during the past year due to
any cause. We understand some children
may grieve for longer periods of time. We
would be happy to discuss their special cir-
cumstances with you and help determine if
Rainbow Trails will meet their needs.
The goal of Rainbow Trails is to pro-
SA safe weekend camp experience
SAn understanding of the grief process
and their experiences
Skills to cope with grief and loss
An opportunity to memorialize and say
goodbye to their loved one
You may obtain an application from the
Hope Web site or call 239-985-7792 and

ask for one. An application must be com
pleted and returned. After your application
is processed, you will receive a confirma-
tion letter, and a reservation will be held
for each camper.
If plans change and your child is not able
to attend, please let us know in advance so
children on the waiting list don't miss an
opportunity to attend camp. We can only
take eighty campers on a first come first
served basis.
No Fee
Rainbow Trails is free of charge to
campers. Donations are appreciated. To
find out how you can donate to Rainbow
Trails, please call (239) 482-4673.
Rainbow Trails is full of fun and stress
reducing activities including crafts, swim
ming, singing and much more. While
camp has a serious purpose, campers will
have plenty of fun

Submitted photo

Anniversary Celebration
April 14th marked one year for Integrity Martial Arts and Fitness Center. They
will be celebrating this Sat., May 2nd at Barron Park with a picnic. Bring a cov-
ered dish and meet the instructors and the students starting at 11 a.m. Integrity
Martial Arts is located at 870 West Hickpochee Ave in LaBelle. You can call them
at 675-4974 ask for Mr. Ruble or Mr. Rutter.

A memorial service will be
held to honor Mr. & Mrs.
Tully Dunlap on Wednesday,
May 13th, 2009 at 3:30 PM
during National Nursing
Home Week at Oakbrook of
LaBelle. We are extending an
invitation to the entire com-
munity to join us as we
remember their lives and

Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Onlie Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances andcondolences.


April 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 7

Witches Brew

I love my clay
pan from Pam-
pered Chef so I
was delighted to
see this hint. Line
a clay cooker with
parchment paper
to prevent possible
To make stale bread fresh again, spray
with a bit of water and wrap in aluminum
foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 10
These gems from Joe Thomas on getting
old... I was taught to respect my elders, now
there's no one left to respect . OR...
I was at the beauty shop for two hours,
and that was only for an estimate...and..
I believe anything worth doing, has al-
ready been done,
He also sent me a list of why some of us
should diet:
Our driver's license reads: picture
continued on the other side..OR . -
We were diagnosed with a flesh- eating vi-
rus, and the doctor gave us 22 more years
to live.

School Briefs

Help with Project Graduation
Attention all Parents of LHS Junior and
Senior students, the next Project Gradu-
ation meetings are May 5, 19, and 26 at 6
p.m. located at the LHS Cafeteria. Please
read the LHS Website for information con-
cerning Project Graduation: http://www.
php?sectionid=3. Graduation is fast ap-
proaching, May 29, please come and assist
in making Project Graduation a success!

WGES plans orientation
Students who will be going into 6th grade
at West Glades School in 2009-2010 and their
parents are invited to attend a 6th grade ori-
entation meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 6
p.m. in the WGS Cafetorium. The school is
located in Muse on County Road 731.

C.N.A. class to begin
The Education Center of Southwest Flor-
ida, partnering with Oakbrook of LaBelle
Nursing Home and the LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce, is announcing a Certified

Tolar earns


Florida Gulf Coast University announc-
es that Ashley Elizabeth Tolar is a candi-
date for the degree of Bachelor of Profes-
sional Studies with a major in Resort and
Hospitality Management on Sunday, May
3, in the Germain Arena, Estero.
She hopes to be working in the hotel
area of her degree. Her parents, Eugene
and Jane Tolar of Felda, are very proud of
her accomplishments.

Nursing Assistant class to begin in June
2009. Classes will be held at the Oakbrook
of LaBelle Nursing Home on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings from 5-9 p.m. The cost
of the course is $1,200. The cost to the stu-
dent is $600 at the time of registration with
the other $600 paid through a scholarship
from the LaBelle Chamber. The length of the
course is approximately 80 hours including
clinicals. This course is to prepare the stu-
dent to take the state exam for certification.
Transportation is the student's responsibility.
You must be 18 or older or have a GED or
high school diploma if under 18. A Florida
Department of Law Enforcement check and
a pre-employment drug screen will be re-
quired before taking the state examination.
Please contact the ECSWF office at 675-6800
for an application and further information.

ABWA Scholarships
The ABWA scholarship applications are
now available and can be picked up at Bab-
cock Furniture Store on Main Street.

Register for kindergarten at
West Glades
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
scheduled 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 equipment to UES
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!


Notice is hereby given that a public hearing
will be held by the Hendry County Local
Planning Agency on May 13, 2009, 6:00
p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse,
Commission Chambers, 25 E. Hickpochee
Ave., LaBelle, Florida and a public hearing
will be held by the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners on June 9, 2009, 5:05
p.m., at the City of Clewiston, Commission
Chambers, 115 W Ventura Ave, Clewiston,
The purpose of the hearings is to consider
amendments to the Environmental Services
Element, Capital Improvements Element,
Conservation Element, and
Intergovernmental Coordination Element of
the Hendry County Comprehensive Plan,
more specifically changes to the goals,
objectives, and policies for the adoption of a
10-year Water Supply Facilities Work Plan
and identification of specific water supply
projects that meet projected future
demands. The Local Planning Agency and
the Board of County Commissioners will con-
sider recommendations to transmit the pro-
posed amendments and submit to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs for
formal review. The Ordinance title is as fol-
All interested parties are invited to appear
and be heard. Oral and written comments
will be accepted. A copy of the proposed
amendment is available for inspection at the
Hendry County Planning and Zoning
Department, 165 S. Lee St., La Belle, FL
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners'
office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave., La Belle, FL
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any mat-
ter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Any questions pertaining to these documents
should be directed to the Planning and
Zoning Department, either by phone (863-
675-5240), email (
U. S. mail (P 0. Box 2340, LaBelle, FL 33975)
or by fax (863- 675-5317).
Orvell Howard, Chair
Hendry County Local Planning Agency
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners

Submitted photo

Student visit
Local students had the opportunity to meet and chat with Superintendent
of Schools Rick Murphy recently. Pictured with Mr. Murphy are: Juanita Liv-
ingston, Diane Johnson, Diane Penn, Jose Garcia, Aristides Perez, Jonathan
Lott, Soiver Hernandez, Benji Cuellar and David Sutton.

Got Diabetes?

Get An Eye Exam!!

Family Eye Care 863-675-0761

8 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Farm Credit


new director

Arcadia -Walter S. Farr, Chairman of the
Board, announced that Martin J. "Marty"
McKenna was elected to Farm Credit of
Southwest Florida's board of directors at the
Association's annual meeting on April 16.
"Marty's background and expertise will
be a great asset. As a citrus grower and har
vester, he has "first hand" knowledge of not
only citrus but also the business environment
as is evidenced by his successful McKenna
& Associates Citrus, Inc operation. He also
serves on Florida Citrus Mutual, a statewide
citrus growers' organization and the Florida
Citrus Research & Development foundation,
which is involved in citrus research."
Farr goes on to say, "Marty and his family
have been involved in agriculture for gen
erations. In fact, he is a 4th generation citrus
grower and still "walks" the land his grand-
father planted. This longevity is reflective of
his business expertise."
Jimmy V Knight, President and CEO adds,
"The banking industry is going through
some challenging times and is reflective of
the market conditions of various commodi-
ties. Marty is also very comfortable in the
legislative arena and has testified before
governmental committees concerning agri-
culture. Our membership looks forward to
his perspective and thoughtful insights."

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MULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remodeled 2/2 "Cracker
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R/2 BA MOBILEon 2,5 acres $145,900.
4BR2RA MOBILE HOME! 5+/ Acres, cleared w/fence and pond,
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION 3Br/2Ba plus den CBS home on 5+/
acres in the country $199,900 POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING
12+/- ACRES W/3BRI2BA CBS HOME fronting on Hwy 78 West of
LaBelle! $300,000
BR/2BA HOME on 137+/- Acre! CommercialZoned, Hwy Frontage.
312 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/- acres in Felda. $799,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 133+/- acres zoned
A-2, can be divided. Perfect for Agri-Business!
2 +/- ACRES IN FELA fronting on Hwy 29 possible commercial zon
ing $175,000
PRICE DRASTICALLY REDUCED! Partially cleared 3.36 m/1 Acre
Tract of pristine acreage located in Pioneer between LaBelle &
Clewiston $36,000 (Adjoining parcel also available)
with large, beautiful oak trees in a Desirable, Well Established
Neighborhood with Paved Road Frontage. $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than
LOTS AVAILABLE Please call for details
Marilyn Sears censed Real Estate Broker Sales Associates-Nancy
Hendricon, Margaret Whade Yvonne Doll, Consuelo Tar Lope
Judy Cross McClure, Emily Fgured, Mary Hrris,
s. n Jauniet Papinaw and Shelly Cole

* Retire to the river's
edge with room to
roam on this 1.35
acre tract with 115' of
River! 3/2/2 + Office,
Great Room over-
looking river, 24'x 36'
block building for
workshop or storage!
* Enjoy country living
in this 3/2 farm house
on 7.67+/ acres! The
property is fenced &
cross fenced and
includes an almost
classic red barn with
stables, tact room and
cement flooring.

* Beautiful, unique, 5
Bedroom, 2.5 bath
home built for energy
efficiency. All of this,
and located on 40 +/-
cleared, beautiful,
secluded acres.
8,000+ sq. ft. 5,328
sq. ft. under air, 1,176
sq. ft. in garage and
porte cochere; and
1,520 sq. ft. in porch
areas. Five bedroom
four bathroom all
located on 2.5+/-
acres. $1,200,000.

CRLL 863-675-4500
Sherri Denning Licensed Real Estate Broker
Associates: Emily Ankeney, Tony Barnes, Gregory
Bone, Lisa Clleghorn, onnie Denning,
Paul Meador, Katie Solomon,
Nanc Lou Smilh, rlracey Williams

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* This property is a Short Sale! Spacious 2
Story home in a great neighborhood for fam-
ily and children! 3/2 + Den! $178,000

274 N Bridge St*
LaBelle,FL 33935

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L 1 180 N Bridge St.
ER ITAdP LaBelle, FL
LAND CO (863) 675-6788
Donna Kane, Broker; Assoc: Trisha Arnold, Denise Walker,
Beverly Curtis, Wayne Simmons, & Telina Campos

3BR/2BA home on 5 ac,
W/ 24x40 workkshop in
3BR/2BA w/den on 10 acs,
workshop, pond, addi
tional homesite
Furnished 3BR/2BA on 5
acs. Features include large
front porch, wrap around
deck, galvalume roof.
Newer 4 BD/2 BA home
on one fenced acre on a
paved road. The layout
perfect for your large fam-
ily to enjoy $159,900.
2004 Fleetwood M/H on
2.82 acs $145,000.
4BR/2BA M/H on fenced
.50 ac. Convenient to
town. $112,000.
3BR/2BA doublewide M/H
on 2.5 +/ ac in Pioneer.
3BR/2BA on 2.5 acs in
Pioneer $75,000
2006 3BD/2BA on 1.49
acres on Case Rd.
Adjoining parcel available
3BD/2BA doublewide on

3.26. Needs TLC
Development potential
8.2 +/- ac high density
future land use,
1.15 +/- acs commercial
property w/Cowboy Way
frontage. $575,000.
4.61 +/- ac zoned 1-2.
Location with a Future! .90
acre in the city limits offer-
ing 200' on SR 80 with B-2
zoning. $289,000.
Newer laundry mat
sparkling dean in a loca-
tion with promising
growth. $330,000.
Business office and addi-
tional site, located one
block off SR 80
1,907 sq. ft. showroom &
offices, 1,216 sq. ft. ware
house & office SR 80
frontage. $272,900.
.82 acre industrial parcel
on S. Industrial Loop.
Lookingfor a bank
foreclosure list
Come see us!

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New Homes

5069 NE Iradcwinds Cir. 3/2/2 $124,900

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

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

7020 CaldcrCtL 4/2/2 $199,900

3069 NE Becchwood Cir. 3/2/2 $179,900

9004 E. Broad Cir. 3/2/2 $179.900

Rentals and Lease Options Available

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Owner Financing No Credit Check
Low Down Payment and Low Monthly Payments




$1,500,000 Beautiful, rare water- $599,000 3/2 home w/screened $295,000 4/2.5 pool home in quiet
front property zoned Commercial pool on 1.5+ ac. Covered dock & neighborhood. Country living
with 2 updated homes boat slip on 246'+/- riverfront. close to town. Short notice to show

863-675-0898 OFC

NIKKI YEAGER, Broker Associate
239/564-2005 cell

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Real Estate Carp.

* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/ in
Pon LaBelle Ranchettes 2,500 sq ft of living
area, 2 car garage, wrap around porch and
more. $335,000.

* Beautiful custom built home on rver w/high
ceilings, split floor plan, stainless steel appli-
ances, caged pool and large patio area.
* Corporate ow ii ged pool, steal
building, and 3iffti 3 acres right
outside ofLaBe
* 3/2 on oversized corner lot in Port LaBelle.
*Cozy 2/1 in Por LaBelle. Completely redone
form top to bottom. Have to see! $90,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 2006 CBS home
w/den located close to SR 82 on 41+/ of an
acre $84,900.
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle. Sellersays make
offer: $80,000.
* 3/2 CBS home w/2 car garage, 1,900 sq ft of
living area on oversized corner lot in Lehigh
Acres $74,900.
* Corporate owned! CBS home w/2 car
garage, large kitaiM oversized den
Needs some T Io fiACT
* Bank approved Short Sale' Nice 2006 3/2
with vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, plenty of
kitchen cabinets Near schools and outside city
limits $73,500
* Corporate ownci L te 3/2 CBS
home with ceramiU Ubf C tile roof
and near town in otA* '900.
* Corporate owned in Lehigh! 3/2 CBS home
with a den Ceramic tile, solid surface counter,
great floor plan $69,900.
* Corporate owned 3/2 CBS home in nice sub-
division in Lehigh Acres, corner lot and plenty
of living area $64,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in LaBelle city limits
on ,45+/- acre, with over 1,970 scq ft of living

area, a little TLC this could be a beauty!
* Corporate owned! 4/2 2005 CBS home
w/wood floors, granite countertops & 2 car
garage. $57,900
* Corporate owlUBERacated in Sun-N-
lakes SubdivisOllATRtUA d $55,500.
* Corporate owned' 3/1 in Lehigh Ares 1,144
sq ft of living area with I car garage $55,000.
* Corporate owned! Investors, a little TLC and
this duplex will be worth your investment. 2006
CBS 3/2 duplex $54,900.
* Corporate ownoLn A i home with over
1,500 sq. ft ofyjsia r garage In
Lehigh Acres. M49 nn L,
* Corporate ow, ctulate 3/2 CBS
home in Lehi on .25 acre
$46,900. U u
* Corporate owned! Handy man special 2005
CBS home needing minor repairs What a deal!
* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
located in Lehigh Acres. $39,000.
* Corporate owneQiR owon in Lehigh
Acres with a poqA .'i, it wiill be a
cozy home 7W $3 1
* Corporate ownevi R untry Village A
little TLC will b rtiq home alive
* Corporate owned! 3/1 with over 1,056+/ of
living area needs some work but what a deal!
* Great investment potential! 1BR/IB home on
a corner lot. Homes needs some work,. but is
priced to sell $25,000.
Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home near town in
Lehigh Acres A little TLC can take this one a
long way $20,000.
* Need more "living" room? 2,152 sq ft of lux
urious living This 4BR/2B home on 10+/- acs
has it all, spacious family room, master suite w/
office, covered porch, and fencing for horses.
This one is a steal @ only $250,000
* Size will surprise you! 2BR/2B home on
10+/- acres is very well kept Features a warm
comfortable living room w/gas fireplace, spa-
cious kitchen, front & real covered porches.
* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres Spacious living

room, family rom w/fireplace, large master
suite, los, lots of more. $249,900.
* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/ acres with a 3/2 manufactured home
Motivated seller $150,000.
* Relax the rural way! Situated on 1.25 acs in
growing Montura, beautiful new 2006 3/2 man
ABLE! $129,900
* Want country living without the long drive to
thie city? Get the best of both worlds with this
3BR/2BA home on 2.29+/ acres on Case Road
SLet's make a deal' 3/2 home features built in
cabinets, large master hath, spacious kitchen,
and plenty of elbow room Outside you will find
a fenced yard and storage shed. $110,000
* Two for the price o of one on ac 3/2 well
maintained manufactured home + a 2/2 manu-
factured home $100,000
* Needing Privacy Beautiful 458 a/c +/ with
older mobile hlfl[ u rental income)
outside city limitsn i os'eT! $93,000
* Affordable starer 3/1.5 on corner lot in
Moore Haven. $50,000.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 south of LaBelle
Needs a little TLC $38,700
Call about our vacant land,
* 29 +/ acre in Belmont S/D Priced to sell at
only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
* Corporate owneltNDIl lot located in
Lehigh Acres $i4ONTRACT
* Call about our Port LaBelle lots'
* REDUCED! Great investment property!
Located just feet from SR80 in LaBelle. The
building has over 1800 square feet of office
space and plenty of parking. The floorplan has
the advantage of being able to be split into 2
separate rental offices. $369,900
* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades lem. in Muse and
just minutes away from LaBelle $3.50 per sq
* Invest now build later' Corner lot outside
city limits near town. $155,000.
* 2 ac located in City limits Zoned Industrial

3/2 in Moore Haven Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
4/2 Newer MH on i/ Ac, Seller Motivated
3/2 on 2 /2 Ac Recent Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
3/2 on 6 Ac, Marshall Field Rd. Seller Financing
3/2 on 30 Ac in Muse, Oaks, Creek, & Great
Pasture, $375,000
3/1 CBS in town, Asking $72,000
2/2 Great Starter in Port LaBelle $79,000
3/2 Modular, Make Offer,Asking $129,000
3/2 in Belmont, Short Sale, $130,000
3/2 in Laurel Oaks, needs TLC, Seller
Financing $157,000
3/2 +Den on small lake, Seller relocating
4/2 in Muse Country Cabin on 2+ Ac $196,900
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
greenbelt $269,900
3/2 in Gated Riverbend Estates, Seller says
Make Offer $269,000
4/3 in Caloosa Estates on Cul-de-Sac, Reduced
to $299,000
4/2+Den CBS Custom on 3 Ac w/80 Ft Barn,
and 2/2 mobile $299,000
3/2 Upgrades adorn CBS Country Home w/out-
buildings, riding arena, 13 Ac $459,000
1/2 Acre Commercial Lot on Davis St. $119,000
CBS home one lot in from SR 80, rezoned to B
1 $129,000
State Road 80 Corner 1V Ac, B- w/billboard
income $269,000
2 Steel Bldgs. on I Ac, Heavy Industrial,
4800 Sq. Ft. Steel Bldg. on fenced I 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
3 Ac+/- with Bldg on Sr 29, C-2 zoning
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 lAc Deep Water & Protected
Harbor w/ Ig 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 "lwo Story on 2 '/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

Terri Banky Lic Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerlh; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Liso Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros

10 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Church Briefs

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 conve
nience. Pastor Benton will offer communion
at 6:30 a.m., then communion will be avail-
able 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 suggestions of prayer
which will focus on subjects as: Our Nation,
The World, The Family, The Church, Com-
munity and Schools, Media and The Help-
less, Hopeless, Hurting and Lost. The theme
this year is "PRAYER, AMERICAS HOPE."
Our hope is that you will join us on May 7,
for the glory of God.

Celebrate Mother's Day
International Christian Fellowship cor-
dially invites you and your family to come
celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, at 10:30
a.m. May 10. The church is located at 233
Clark Street in LaBelle. Come and join us,
honoring all our mothers.
It will be a great time of food, fun and fel-
lowship. Games for everyone will be played
including pingpong, foose ball, basketball,
PS3, bounce house, air hockey and so much
more. For more information, please call Pas-
tor Sammy Co at 863-675-1112.

Pancakes and yard sale
Pancake breakfast and yard sale at Christ
the King Lutheran Church, 350 CR 78, Sat-
urday, May 2. Pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m.,
$2 for adults and $1 children under 12. Yard
sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothing, furniture, tools,
misc. Everything priced to go!

Team Jesus meeting
Team Jesus Wins will be holding a Prayer
Service at the little park in LaBelle at, the
cross roads of Cowboy Way and Bridge St.
The Prayer event will be during the follow-
ing dates; Saturdays, May 2 ,9, 16, 23 and 30,
from 7-10 p.m. Individuals will be given the
opportunity to voice their hearts desires unto

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God concerning their state of current affairs
in America. We will be exercising our 1st
Amendment Right to Peaceably Assemble in
a public place.
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
angle Park.

Counseling services available
Freedom Counseling and Services Center
would like to remind you of the classes we
are offering. Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
we offer small group class for dealing with
life's struggles: "For the Lord"
Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. offers
a marriage class: "The Love Dare" and on
Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. teaches
about all types of behaviors that can hin
der us from living a full and productive life:
"Overcoming Addictive Behaviors." All of
these classes are held at Freedom Counsel-
ing and Services Center which is located at
the corner of 60 Calhoun Street and Hwy.

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.

)1.0 fALnfn cast a 1l laotiie on
Al Don Farming Rd. Sedudned
and heavily woised. $6,975 per
ace. Seller Financing.

BRING OFFERS! 5Acres. Iots of
oaks Beautiful homesite
Sunset Trail, Muse $109,000.
Seller financing. 25 acres ada-
cent, also available
* 16,79 ACRES South ofl alelle,
* 25 Acres, lots of trees, private
* Cozy home on 240' of canal
front with river access in
Ortona. 2 lots $220,000
* 5+/- ACRES, heavily wooded
with fixer upper mobile. Kirb
Thompslon Rd. SELLER FINANC-
ING, $165,000.
* 39 acres with 1561' of river-
front in Ortona, inld 3 acres

commercial zoning. Over 2(1011
if canal with direct river access
Seller financing. 2,60,0
* 13 ACRES to 1000 + ACRES
Buy all or part. Cleared land or
grove in an area of farming, cat
tie and groves, ots of wildlife.
Come and look!
mer Circle K), Beer and Wine
License, Busy Cowboy Way
Corner. 1450,000
* ALVA, 2 acre lot on busy SHs8
near intersection Front half
zoned commercial. $395,000
* 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
intersection, near river
* .86 ACRE, tree covered lot
lhigpen id. Seller financing.
1+/- AC. SR 29 S. Close to an
area of proposed development
$179,000. Seller Financing.
ner of SH29 S and S. Industrial
Lp. 1.1 Ac., 3100 sq ft. bldg.
(used as drive thru store).

Pentecostals in Clewiston
Expect signs wonders and miracles at the
Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1026 Johnson
Rd., South Clewiston starting at 7:30 p.m.
May 6-8. Rev. Paul T. Harris will bring his

message to the people. This is a very dedi
cated man to the word of God and truthful
in all. Come and listen, you well not be the
same again, Pastor Paul will meet you at
Brother Johnny Albercrombie's church in
Clewston. For info call 863-983-6757.

Submitted photo/Clifford Avery

Worship in song and sign language
Any child interested in learning sign language in choreography with music
is welcome to attend this course of instruction. Mrs. Barbara Miller will be
teaching the class and she has extensive experience in sharing the gospel
through music and sign language. Mrs. Miller shares her experience with the
elegance and beauty of sign language and song. The course is free to the
children and open to the public. LaBelle Assembly of God is located across
from the Edward A. Upthegrove elementary school on Fraser Avenue. For
more information call 675-0900. From left, front row Caleb,Kristen, Nicole
Rodriguez, Jacqueline Wilkins; upper right Teacher Barbara Miller.

April 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 11

Swine Flu: What does it mean for you?

Pat Dobbins, Administrator for the Hen
dry and Glades County Health Department
stated, "The Hendry and Glades County
Health Departments are working diligently
to monitor the reports of Swine Flu.
To date, there are no reported cases in
Florida, but we must take precautions if we
encounter someone that is sick. Please, if
you are sick, stay home and avoid contact
with other people as much as possible to
keep from spreading your illness to others.
Call your healthcare provider if you have any
According to the Center for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC) human cases of
swine influenza A (H1NI) virus infection
have been identified in several states and in
other countries. This is a novel influenza-A
virus that has not been identified in people
before, and human-to-human transmission
of the virus appears to be ongoing.
As of April 26, of the confirmed cases of
swine influenza A (HINI) virus infection,
only two confirmed case-patients were hos
pitalized and none have died in the United
States. As public health officials in the United
States learn more about this emerging virus,
updated guidance will be issued.
What is swine flu? Swine Influenza (swine
flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by
type A-influenza viruses that causes regular
outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally
get swine flu, but human infections can and
do happen. Swine flu viruses have been re-
ported to spread from person-to-person, but
in the past, this transmission was limited
and not sustained beyond three people.
Are there human infections with swine
flu in the U.S.? In late March and early April,
cases of human infection with swine influ
enza A (H1N1) viruses were first reported in
Southern California and near San Antonio,
Texas. Other U.S. states have reported cases
of swine flu infection in humans and cases
have been reported internationally as well.
Is this swine flu virus contagious? This
swine influenza A (HINI) virus is conta
gious and is spreading from human to hu-
man. However, it not known how easily the

Community Brief

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

virus spreads between people.
What are the signs and symptoms of
swine flu in people? They are similar to the
symptoms of regular human flu and include
fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, head
ache, chills and fatigue.
Some people have reported diarrhea and
vomiting. In the past, severe illness (pneu-
monia and respiratory failure) and deaths
have been reported. Like seasonal flu, swine
flu may cause a worsening of underlying
chronic medical conditions.
How does swine flu spread? It is thought
to be in the same way that seasonal flu
spreads mainly from person to person
through coughing or sneezing of people
with influenza. Sometimes people may be-
come infected by touching something with
flu viruses on it and then touching their
mouth or nose.
Are there medicines to treat swine flu?
Yes. CDC recommends the use of oselta-
mivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or
prevention of infection. Antiviral drugs are
prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an
inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping
flu viruses from reproducing in your body.
If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make
your illness milder and make you feel bet-
ter faster. They may also prevent serious
complications. Antiviral drugs work best if
started soon after getting sick (within 2 days
of symptoms).
How long can an infected person spread
swine flu to others? People with swine in-
fluenza virus infection should be considered
potentially contagious as long as they are
symptomatic and possibly for up to 7 days
following illness onset. Children, especially
younger children, might potentially be con-
tagious for longer periods.
What surfaces are most likely to be
sources of contamination? Droplets from a
cough or sneeze of an infected person move
through the air.
Germs can be spread when a person
touches respiratory droplets from another
person on a surface like a desk and then
touches their own eyes, mouth or nose be-

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.
All proceeds will go to the local Boy
Scouts to help in paying for Summer Camp
and Summer Camp Supplies. Thank you for

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fore washing their hands.
How long can viruses live outside the
body? Some viruses and bacteria can live 2
hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria ta-
bles, doorknobs and desks. Frequent hand
washing help reduce the chance of contami-
nation from common surfaces.
What can I do to protect myself from get-
ting sick? There is no vaccine available right
now to protect against swine flu. There are
everyday actions that can help prevent the
spread Take these everyday steps to protect
your health:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue
when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tis-
sue in the trash after you use it. Wash your
hands often with soap and water, especially
after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based
hand cleaners can also help. Avoid touch-
ing your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread
this way. Try to avoid close contact with
sick people. If you get sick with influenza,
CDC recommends that you stay home from
work or school and limit contact with others
to keep from infecting them.
What is the best way to keep from spread-
ing the virus through coughing or sneezing?
If you are sick, limit your contact with
other people as much as possible. Do not
go to work or school if ill. Cover your mouth
and nose with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing. It may prevent those around you
from getting sick. Put your used tissue in the
waste basket. Cover your cough or sneeze if
you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your
hands, and do so every time you cough or

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What is the best technique for washing
my hands to avoid getting the flu? Wash with
soap and water, or clean with alcohol-based
hand cleaner. Wash your hands for 15 to
20 seconds. When soap and water are not
available, alcohol-based disposable hand
wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. If using
gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The
gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol
in it kills the germs on your hands.
What should I do if I get sick? If you live
in areas where swine influenza cases have
been identified and become ill with influ-
enza-like symptoms, including fever, body
aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or
vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to con
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you are worried about your symptoms.
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preparing pork? No. Swine influenza viruses
are not spread by food. You cannot get swine
influenza from eating pork or pork products.
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products is safe
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12 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Palmdale resident plans local thrift shop

Cowboy church minister
relies on donations, friends
and the Good Lord

by Nena Bolan
Glades County Democrat
PALMDALE -- Denna Adkins believes
there is a need for a thrift store in the rural
community of Palmdale, which is located
between Venus and Moore Haven on U.S.
27. Recently, she moved to a residence that
has a spare building on the property and it is
the right size for a thrift store.
Ms. Adkins has been involved in charity
and ministry work long enough to know
when people need a helping hand. She is
the pastor for the Cowboy Church and Hand
In Hand Ministries in Palmdale. She has also
delivered many, boxes of clothes to church-
es and charities in Glades and Hendry Coun-
The pastor has driven to Lake Placid
regularly to retrieve food and clothing from
Manna Ministries and The Ministry Church,
where they graciously donate supplies to a
good cause. In addition to providing cloth-
ing to people, she would also like to have
a food pantry for folks which will contain
canned goods and frozen food. Other nec-
essary donated items are needed like fans,
heaters, sheets, shoes, bedspreads, blankets

and small kitchen appliances.
The spare building by her home needs
shelving, refrigerators and freezers to help
store supplies for the pantry. The in-progress
thrift store will also need a small window air
conditioner to keep supplies from swelter-
ing in the summer; and lights are needed
too. Lastly, a generator is needed when the
electricity goes out during summer storms,
or many things in the pantry will spoil.
This sounds like a big chore with a great
deal of hope for donations. However, Ms.
Adkins will comment that she trusts the
Good Lord and is obedient to Him. There
is no doubt the donations will get to Palm
dale, somehow. She has just barely begun
the new thrift store and within the last week
she has already had five families stop by for
clothes and canned goods.
Denna Adkins feels blessed that other
people are part of the plan for a thrift store.
She appreciates the help of Maggie Reyes,
Juanita Gonzalez, and The Church of God of
Prophecy in Moore Haven.
"It's about people and the love of God,"
said Ms. Adkins.
The thrift shop will be located at 322 Pine
Avenue in Palmdale. Denna Adkins' phone
number is 863-612-0640.
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Building wrestlers
Cowboy Youth Wrestling Club is offering
one year club membership for $30. Partici-
pants must purchase AAU or USA wrestling
card to participate. The price range for AAU
is $12-$14. USA membership card $35.
Practice will be twice a week at LaBelle
High School scheduled for Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Come
to a meeting on April 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the
LHS Gym. Contact LHS Wrestling Coach Ar-
mando Ayala with any questions 239-503-

Softball, anyone?
The LaBelle High School volleyball team
will host an adult coed softball tournament,
Saturday, May 30, at Davis Pratt Park. The
entry fee is $150 per team. A double elimi-
nation format will be played. All teams must
have a minimum of five women and five
men. Please contact Lori Perkins, Nancy Es-
kay, or Dave Kelley at 675-4120 if you have
any questions or would like to enter a team.

Enjoy Longhorn barbecue
The LaBelle Longhorns will have a Bos-
ton Butt barbecue at the Fire Station on Fri
day, 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..

Sign up for football, cheer
Always wanted to play football or cheer?
Now's your chance! No tryouts. Ages 5-15.
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner Football
and Cheer program is now signing up play-
ers and cheerleaders at the Little League
Field on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
5:30-7 p.m. $20 discount for early registra-
tion before May 31.

Football and
cheer coaches wanted
Always wanted to be a part of a great
youth organization? Now's your chance!
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner football
and cheer program is now accepting appli-
cations for football and cheer coaches for
the 2009 season. Please call Jason at: 239-
229-2179 or Lori at 863-673-4811 for appli-
cations and further information. No experi-
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From Sri Lanka to LaBelle

by Patty Brant
Caloosa Belle
Good things often come out of adversity.
For one thing, it often brings out the best
in people. Like Mika Weerasinghe.
This Sri Lankan native came to the US in
January 2001, when she was just 12 years
old. She has kept her eyes to the future ever
Her mother died when she was six and
she lived in Sri Lanka with her grandmother.
Her father had been in the US since 1994.
Mika and her little brother traveled alone all
the way to this country.
As a young child Mika attended Musaeus
College, a private school, and recalls that
schools there were segregated along reli-
gious and gender lines. While there, she
learned to speak English as well as Sinhala
and Tamil (both Sri Lankan languages,
though very different. Sinhala has roots in
Latin and Tamil in the Indian language) and
She also remembers the fear that gripped
the students when suicide bombers Tamil
rebels would strike. The school was near
the prime minister's residence, a natural tar-
get for insurgents.
As young as she was when she came her,
Mika understood the need to keep an open
mind, absorbing the best of both the East
and West. She doesn't try to compare them
too much, minimizing the culture shock she
experienced during her first weeks here.
She also credits some "great teachers"
at LaBelle schools for helping her gain her
footing in a new land: Gloria Williams and
Pat Dankanich at LaBelle Middle School and
Paul Puletti, Vicki Chipman and Janice Fos-
ter at the high school.
Although she understood English when
she came here, she needed to learn its ap-
plications in subjects like Math.
She said she liked high school and has
good memories of honors classes and the
curiosity of her fellow students about Sri
Her favorite experience in her new land
was a 30-day road trip with her family her
first summer here. Standing at the edge,
marveling at the Grand Canyon, was an
amazing experience, she said.
Mika graduated from Edison College with
an AA degree and is now working on her
bachelors from Florida Gulf Coast University,
majoring in legal studies. She plans to minor
in history. Mika will be a senior at the end of
the summer and has a GPA of 3.74.
In fact, Mika has been invited to join the
prestigious Golden Key International Hon-
our Society, which honors top performing
college and university students. Membership
offers special access to benefits like scholar-
ships, jobs, internships and leadership devel
opment opportunities. Honorary members
include former President Bill Clinton, former
Secretary of State Colin Powell and The Most
Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Anglican Arch-
bishop Emeritus of Cape Town.
Not one to draw attention to herself Mika
simply said, "I like to read especially history
and nonfiction." She is particularly fond of
stories about 18th Century France, and the
Renaissance, with giants of history like Da
Mika works as a part time manager at
McDonalds and is a companion to long time
LaBelle residents Weima Lowery. The two

Mika Weerasinghe.
have found much in common and much
that, although different, still pulls them to-
Weima sees the young woman as a
godsend. She said Mika has enriched her
life through understanding and helping her
develop a new philosophy of life. She said
it's rare to find a young woman so focused,
so goal-oriented, at Mika's age. The feeling
is mutual. Mika said she has learned much
from Weima, including a lot of local history.
Mika grew up in Columbo, the capital
of Sri Lanka and spent her summers in the
mountains there. Still, she's a fan of small
towns. Mika feels she has a real home here
in LaBelle. In fact, she sees herself still her
in 20 years. A recipient of the Curtis Scholar-
ship to Edison College, she said she wants
to give back to the community. She hopes
one day to be a prosecutor. At 22, Mika has
adapted well to her new life and is well on
her way to making it even better.
Mika's life has been full of huge chang-
es: leaving her homeland of Sri Lanka and
coming to LaBelle; losing her mother when
she was six; losing some 20 family members
in the horrific tsunami of 2006.
From standing on the edge of the Grand
Canyon to standing on the edge of her fu-
ture, Mika seems to meet it all face to face,
with pleasure and a healthy thirst for knowl-

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Reading for a cause
LaBelle Elementary held its annual Dolphin Read-a-thon Friday, April 24. Stu-
dents collected donations and read for one hour to raise money for LES. All
the students participated and were given a pencil and bookmark for their ef-
forts. The top fundraisers for both primary and intermediate were given a set
of books and a book light. Pictured are the students who collected the most
donations: Jordan Perkins from Mrs. Cooper's class for Primary and Meghan
Martin from Mrs. Dicks' class for Intermediate.

Flytec Race and Rally scheduled

The Florida Ridge Air Sports Park will
host the start of The Flytec Race and Rally
on May 3, beginning in LaBelle, and rac-
ing for 7 days and more than 600 miles to
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, just outside
Chattanooga. The competition will attract
more than 45 professional and amateur
hang glider pilots from the United States,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Ecua-
dor, Russia and the United Kingdom who
will compete in a series flying tasks to test
their speed and navigational skills, pow-
ered by only the sun and wind.
All five members of the US National
Team set to compete at the World Cham-
pionships in Laragne, France this summer
will be participating in the Flytec Race &
Rally. The team includes Davis Straub,
world distance record holder, Dustin Mar
tin, top US flight instructor, Jeff O'Brien,
top internationally ranked competition pi
lot, Zac Majors, reining US National Cham-
pion and Jeff Shapiro. In addition, top
ranked international pilots Jon Durand Jr.
from Australia, Carl Wallbank from the UK
and Andre Wolf from Brazil.
The competition will showcase the best
local, US and international competition pi-
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flying from south Florida through Georgia
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LaBelle, FL to Quest Air Soaring Center,
Groveland, FL
May 4 Quest Air Soaring Center to Wil-
liston Municipal Airport, Williston, FL
May 5 Williston Municipal Airport to
Moultrie Municipal Airport, Moultrie, GA
May 6 Moultrie Municipal Airport to
Souther Field, Americus, GA
May 7 Souther Field to Roosevelt Me-
morial Airfield, Warm Springs, GA
May 8 Roosevelt Memorial Airfield to
Polk County Airport, Cedartown, GA
May 9 Polk County Airport to Lookout
Mountain Flight Park, TN
Each day pilots will be out at their air-
field preparing their equipment between
9a.m. and noon and launching typically be-
gins between noon and 2 p.m. Most pilots
will reach the next goal airfield between
4-7 p.m. The public is welcome all day.
However, the best time to view the flying
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14 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009

Seminole museum earns national accreditation

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is pleased
to announce that the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
has earned national accreditation from the
American Association of Museums (AAM).
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki (meaning "a place to
learn") is the first tribally governed museum
in the United States to receive official certifi-
cation from the AAM. The four-year accredi-
tation process evaluates a museum's ability
to meet a national industry standard of ex-
cellence in all aspects of its responsibilities
including governance, staffing, sustainability
and stewardship of the collection entrusted
to its care. Accreditation by AAM verifies that
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki has achieved a level of profes-
sional superiority on all these points.
"I am both honored and proud to have
such an achievement bestowed upon our
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum. When the Tribal
Council embarked upon this journey it was
about more than just a seal of approval. It
was about making sure that our tribal mu-
seum was operating under the standards
that would insure our history and culture
would be preserved forever. It has been a
long journey, but one that was well worth
it," said Mitchell Cypress, Chairman of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, located on the
Big Cypress reservation in Florida, is dedi-
cated to preserving, celebrating and sharing
the culture, lifestyle, arts, thoughts and wis-
dom of the Seminole Tribe and Native Amer-
icans. The museum, which opened in 1997,
has four main galleries with rotating exhibits
that explore various aspects of Seminole life
and traditions in the Florida swamps and Ev-

with more than 5,000 square feet of exhibi-
tion space and a mile long nature trail with
a "living village," all of which sit within a 62
acre Cypress dome.
"In the past, tribal museums had often
been overlooked by the larger museum
community. When the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Mu-
seum and the Tribal Council first decided to
pursue AAM accreditation, we agreed that
we wanted to go through this rigorous pro-
cess to break down that barrier to prove
to both the world and the members of our
Tribe that our museum could stand along-
side the most respected institutions in the
country," said Tina Osceola, Executive Di-
rector of the museum.
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum has the additional
honor of being certified at the same time as
the Smithsonian's National Museum of the
American Indian (NMAI). NMAI opened
its doors in 2004 and is the largest national
museum dedicated to the celebration of the
diversity of today's native peoples and the
preservation of their cultural legacies.
"For both of our institutions to receive
the nation's highest recognition for museum
excellence on the same day is a celebratory
and historic moment," said Kevin Gover,
Director of the Smithsonian's National Mu-
seum of the American Indian. "The profes-
sional relationship between the Ah-Tah-Thi-
Ki Museum and the Smithsonian's NMAI
began long before either museum opened
to the public. We have informed each other,
inspired one another, and, in the process,
transformed our communities and museum
science. Being the first Tribal museum, and
if A i I i

to achieve accreditation from the American
Association of Museums illustrates the dedi-
cation and hard work of our leaders, boards
of trustees, staff, volunteers and members."
"This was an exciting, challenging and
introspective process that required a col-
lective commitment by the entire museum
staff, the Tribe and Tribal Council. It was
an enlightening, enriching experience that
strengthened our museum, its practices
and its staff," said Anne McCudden, Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum Director. "There are other
tribal museums around the country who are
poised and ready to take on this challenge
for their own institutions and we would be
thrilled to share our experiences with them.
We look forward to working with NMAI and
AAM to continue developing and disseminat-
ing standards of excellence for the collection
and care of tribal artifacts."
AAM accreditation status recognizes amu-
seum's commitment to excellence, account-
ability, the highest professional standards,
and continued institutional advancement.
In order to be accredited, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum underwent a demanding process
of self-study and peer- assessment and has
proven that it fulfills its public obligations
to its mission of historical accuracy and re-
spect. Every accredited museum must meet
a national standard of stewardship of its his-
toric and cultural resources.
"AAM accreditation is all about self-im-
provement, and is indicative of the accred-
ited museum's commitment to excellence
in all that it does," said Ford W Bell, AAM
president. "Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum has dem-
Ai. d Il

of its operations. The community that has
come to trust and rely upon the museum
can take pride in the fact that its museum is
one of America's best."
For almost thirty-five years the Accredita-
tion Program has served as the field's prima-
ry vehicle for quality assurance, self-regula
tion, and public accountability. Developed
and sustained by museum professionals, the
program reflects, reinforces, and promotes
best practices, institutional ethics, and the
highest standards of museum operations.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located on
the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, south
of Lake Okeechobee and midway across the
state, just north of exit 49 on 1-75, Alligator
Alley. A second Museum gallery is part of
the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
;complex in Hollywood, Florida. The mu-
seum is open daily 9-5 except holidays. For
more details, please go to the museum's
website at
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is head-
quartered on the Seminole Hollywood Res-
ervation, north of Miami. The Tribe provides
governmental services to more than 3,500
Seminoles, who live on and off reservations
in several parts of the state. Business opera-
tions include tourism, agriculture and exten-
sive gaming interests, which fund more than
90 percent of the Tribe's operating budget.
In 2007, the Seminoles became the first In-
dian Tribe in North America to acquire an
international corporation with the purchase
of Hard Rock International.

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Patricia is a junior at Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School and is the daughter of
Queenie Bell.
"Patricia has been exposed to the day-
to-day inner workings of the legislative pro-
cess," said Representative Grimsley. "This
is an invaluable learning opportunity and I
am pleased that a student from our area has
been able to participate."
Patricia served as a messenger in the of-
fices of House members and committees.
Each House Member has an opportunity
to sponsor one messenger (aged 15-18)
each year.
Under the supervision of the House Ser-
geant at Arms, messengers are stationed at
designated messenger centers in the Capitol O
Complex. They pick up and deliver materials
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AIQ Washbowl cabi-
net marble top and Steam-
er Trunk $500 for both or
will separate

FREEER 5 Cu. ft. Ken-
more. Excellent condition
$75. (863)467-0658
FREEER upright $100/or
best offer. (863)763-3830
GE GLASS top self cleaning
Stove, Okee. White stove
black top with black con-
trols. $900/neg.
(863)447 0689
machine Quiet. $250/neg.
$125 & Up
lyr warranty(239)6940778

CEFEE PI Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-8681 Okee

MICRWA Kenmore
full size in good working
condition. $25/or best of
fer (863)675-1410

bike has balloon tires, cost
$400 asking $275

4" PTS12V $150.
AND 6 FT. $30

$39.95. (866)897-8462

BIEBE Metal w/ lad-
der $100/or best offer.
BIED LaBelle. white
Metal w/ ladder $125/or
best offer (863)673-5704

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BHEB -Labelle. Metal
w/ queen on bottom and
full on top w/ ladder.
$100/or best offer.
CRIB Crib w/ quality wood
on wheels. Mattress includ-
ed. $100/or best offer.
CRIB -LaBelle. Crib of high
quality wood on wheels w/
mattress and Disney interi-
or acessories $100/or best
offer (863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Quality wood
on wheels w/ mattress,
$100/or best offer.
(863)673 5704
Highchair Natural Wood
w/ white tray. Excellent
condition. Two available.
$50. (863)634-0245

mths $75/or best offer.
ME JEA Price for all
three pairs. Sizes 40W,
30/32L (Okeechobee area)
$10. (863)763-6131
pairs, excel cond, sizes
L/XL/38/40 (Okee) $16/will
sep. (863)763-6131

Pro, 160 GB, 1 gb ram,
DVDrw, new LCD $275.
Educational K-6, Games,
XP, fast. Call Tony $99.

IW EN Sleeper
Couch Blackcloth Good
Condition Call before 9
PM $300. (863)763(8562

Wicker Din.Arm Chairs (6) -
This is a steal, Will NOT
Separate! $600.
Choc. Brown Good Cond -
$50. (863)763-4902
CHIN CABIB Nice chi-
na cabinet. Two doors at
bottom and small drawer
inside. $150/neg.
CBFEE & End Tables pine
w/iron legs,6 mo old great
cond. call for pics
$300/neg. (863)581-4332
COH -Selling carmel col
ored 2pieces L shape, good
condition. If interested call
$450. (863)902-9469
-B TABLE Older
large dining table. Needs to
be refurbished. 4 chairs.
$100/neg. (863)634-1343
B SIE bed four
poster, mirrored ceiling and
headboard, drawers under-
neath, LaBelle $150.
Beautiful ornate gold
framed. Excellent condi-
tion. $40. (863)763-0201
leather, excellent condition.
$700/or best offer.
S8 63 ) 634- 3 3 3 3
or will separate.
ICE IEN size Wood
Headboard/Footsides 4
metal rails. No mattress.
$110 (863)763-0524
POTABLE Cooper Pool
Table $500. (863)763 0818
N SIE Solid wood
headboard w/etched mir-
ror, shelves, good cond,
$75 Diane (863)801-3412
excellent condition, $300
SLEEPER S w/chair -
Good Condition. $150.
Small round kitchen table
and four chairs $65.00
Soi Bed, nice, clean, on
wheels $300 OBO
WALL IF Holds 36"TV
solid oak $150/or best of-
fer (863)674-0281

ASTRA AG .380 + ammo
high capacity concealed
carry with 450 rounds and
extras. $485.
HAK I gun safe -
$140. (561)261-6417

COLECTB Will buy hand
guns and pistols.
COT POET Nine Rare
Colt 9mm. Two mags. Un-
fired. Consider trades.
$850/or best offer
pistol Compact pistol in
good condition. Comes
with 2 magazines. $150.
LNIB 6 shot concealed car-
ry. $525. (863)673-3893

$40 CALL (863)357-2485
HI TB Hot Tub, Newly
Rebuilt! 4-5 person,
120Volt. $1500/or best of
fer (863)612-0200
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

Ring 1 carat Round Cut
Solataire, White Gold, Tif-
fany Setting $1700.

Scooter $500 also for sale
electric lift for sale.

ACHBS, Very relaxing
Jacuzzi hot tub, has all the
bells & whistles, loaded
$1000 or will trade for
equil value (863)763-7174
Machines 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175.
(863) 763-3932
Koss, DVD, LaBele $75.
(863)517 1663
plete, 1.5hp pump, water
softener, Pressure tank.
New $1250. Asking $650.
one Nordictrack $450.

but in excellent condition
$450 (863)357-2485

BIRDCAGE -Great shape.
Large 40"x30"x72". New
$450; 1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394-4903
tens to good homes. Calli-
co/ Tiger Striped mix. $0.

Blooded free to good
home. Call for details. $0.
( 8 6 3)69 7 1 7 0 2
cage with front glass
doors, on movable frame.
71"x24'(42" $400/or best
offer (863)824-2213
WELSH PI Saddle & 2
Saddle Pads Included. Very
good w/children. $1050
863 673 5159

PEiX I with
50mm lens, $99.

O. BATHTB Like new
with fixtures, white 60" X
36" $125. (863)824-0145

PD FILTER for swim
ming pool, Haywood 120
with cartridges $55/or best
offer (863)674-0281
Po PEP inground
pool pump good condition
was off the church pool
$250. (863)610-0521

WEIBR PRO.B weight
bench w/3001b weight set -
call after 3pm $300.

J9 SBRM Sound Re-
ceiver Dolby Pro Logic.
100 watts/channel. Remote
control. Instruction book.
$30. (863)763-0201
sen amplifer 400watts 4ch
bridgeable $115/or best of
fer (863)634-2191
pyramid amp 2ch 240
watts works great $100/or
best offer. (863)634-2191
plyer, 5 CD plyr, glass door
cabinet $500

COE TV Good work-
ing condition. Please call if
interested. $25/or best of-
fer. (863)675-1410
with remotes and dual L &
B Dish for all. $100

BILL PRESS Craftsman,
Bench Top, 1/2 in. Chuck,
Like New. $55.
(561)573 3499
GE 5RATB 6500 Watts,
Commercial Unit, Robin
Wisconsin, Electric or
Manual Start, Runs Great.
$350. (561)573-3499
Saw Tile saw with stand.
2yrs old Great shape. $325.


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property. 5% premium on each sale.
All sales subject to seller's approval.
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B. G. Hudson, Jr. #s; BK3006464 & AU230

Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
(863)634-2790 anytime

HOE i Containers full of
Flexi Blocks with instruction
booklet. $25 Call
(863)467-6799 Leave msg.

home clam
1 6' x 2'.8",
2- 4'

BUY Mobile
shell awnings
1 6' x 2' and
2' Call

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Harrow heavy duty $200

West on 82, On Church
Road, Turn North.
U Pick $25. We Pick $30.
239-250-1773 or 290-4429
Opening May 1st 7am-6pm
USDA #19900175

HAYRIG Heavy Duty
Plastic. $430 neg.
863-674-1181 or

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.
11 months old.loves peo-
ple, very willing.UTD on
shots $600. (863)357-1945

- 9 rolls each 17'x 150'
long. Brand new. Located
in LaBelle. $500/or best of
fer. (954)816-6159
305-370-5647 CLEWISTON
AREA $3800/or best offer
HBMIP -Lawn cart
10 Cu. Ft. $55
MOWER- 42" cut, w/util
trailer, $500
(863)467 0234
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in-
cluded. $325 (863)675-7080
ERO TEN Commerical
Mower Bunton, 50" cut,
25 HP Kohler, works great!
$2000/neg. (863)261-6124



PLAS Blueberry $13,
Pomegranates $25, Pecans
$60, Apple Trees $55, Peach
Trees $55, Pear Trees $55...
BullMulch Pine or
Eucalyptus. (863)673-7280
Lic. # 48006674

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is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classifieds.

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TBRNI awesome studio
for beauty salon/ barber
Downtown LaBelle. Rea-
sonable 863-675-4443

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any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.

Br / 2 Ba home w/ screen
porch. $675.00 per month.
Call 239-287-1869
Charming 0 LaBelle
Crackr House"
89 Calhoun St-
Downtown LaBelle
bedrooms -4ath
Decking & extra large yard
Reduced to only $695 a mo
1st, last & 1 mo sec. req'd
Call Broker/Owner
(800)6386946 or
1BA, must have good ref's
& security. Non smoking
environment. No pets,
$550/month. Call
(863) 675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
LaBelle 3 BR on 2V2
Acres, 50 Ft. Covered Porch,
Large Liv., Kitch, Din. & Den.
$750 mo. (863)675-0104
LABELLE:Ar/ha in town.
Nice neighborhood. $600
mo. Call (8636736388 or

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
LaBelle 3 Bdrm., 1 Bath
Just remodeled.
On 3 acres. Includes Pole
Barn. Private. Lots of oak
& fruit trees. Near river &
town. $650 mo. + sec.
239-872-6467 or
Must see gorgeous home 5
br/ 3ba, private yard with
pool. Hardwood floors
$1600 mo (863) 234-1162

Cowboy Way & Kennedy
Blvd. 5'x10' $42.80 mo. inc
tax. 8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl.
tax. 10'xlO' $58.85 mo. incl.
tax. 8'x25' $96.30 mo. incl.
tax. 24 hr access $25 re-
turnable key deposit.

April 30, 2009 Caloosa Belle 17

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New Home Buyers
Finish off that purchase
right! Visit White's
Furniture & Appliances
1060 Highway 29
South LaBe le

LaBelle off Ute St. 301.72
Ft. Deep & 145 Ft. Wide.
Septic, Elec. & Well includ-
ed. $26,500 239-565-1566

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LABELLE: Crescent Acres
area, 2br/2ba. Only $100.
per week. 863-673-6362.
Call now!

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,
$750/mo (863)675-6314

2BR. Good condition. A/C.
$500-$600. mo.
(863)675-2474 after 4pm

Near LaBelle, 2br, 1 ba on
2.5 acres. References re-
quired 1-239-478-0173

high school. Large DW.
3BR, 2BA. Indoor laundry
room w/W&D. Nice kitch-
en. $800/mo + $400 sec.
dep. Must have ref's

Attention! BANK REPO'S
Mobile Home Angels

Factory repo. Home must
be sold. Looking for a deal
on a new mobile home,
this is it call 863-675-8888

3/2 Singlewide
Introductory Model
$299/mo wac.
10 models to choose from
Call John Lyons
1-800-622-2832 ext.210

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

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17' Alum Bass, great
depth/fish finder. 70#
trolling motor. All new
wiring. Fair 40 HP Susu-
ki. Good trailer. $3K or
will trade for 20' to 24'
pontoon with trailer
and good motor. Call
evening after 6. $3000.

$250 or best offer

BOAT asking $200

TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 ft & 14 ft with
trailers $900 for both or
will separate.

454 Runs, Older very nice
liveable, needs Some work.
Trade Poss. $3000.

CARRIGE 1992 40 foot
5th wheel nice shape
everything works $4999.


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 offer.

$4650. (863)824-0801

SUZUKI 2001 GZ250 -
2002 Intruder. Both Red,
low miles, $4000 for both
Call (863)697-3656

YAMAHA R6 2007 Low
Miles,600cc, Yamaha Blue
color, Great Condition.
$4500. (863)517-1518

CLUB CAR Select -Recond.
Lifted, Alu.Box, new Batter-
ies & more $3500.

YAMAHA 350 Wolverine.
Bad engine. $625

HONDA 3 Wheeler, 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
drive, hi/low range reverse
$1300 obo (863)697-9616

POLARIS ATV 500 2002
Sportsman 500 needs work
good motor $1000/or best
offer. (863)467-7123

4x4 automatic with 4
maxxis mudzilla mud tires
included. $4000/or best of
fer. (863)675-2148

lect manual trans, w/ ti
tie, extra set of back tires
$600. (863)673-0057

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1994 Air bags, anti-lock
brakes, bucket seats, V6,
a/c, alloy whls. Auto. Rear
defrost, tinted windows
$1500/or best offer.
(863) 634-6335

WAGON 1991 9 passen-
ger, 84 K miles, cold a/c,
runs great $3500.
Needs motor work. Asking
$1500 or best offer Call for
details. (863)634-7568

Runs great, cold a/c all
original, 4 cyl, auto $1000
FIRM (863)484-2128

As is, not running, Trans
good, interior good $600 or
best offer (863)634-3200

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.

CHEW BLAZER 1979 -350,
4 Spd., 205, Woods truck.
$750 neg. (561)902-7840

must sell! v6, 5 spd, CD
plyr, custom bumpers, gar-
age kept lifted $5000.

RUNS GREAT, $4500.

350eng, 21.5x16.1, auto-
matic, wench, w/ title
$5000. (863)673-0057

GOLF CART Select gas
powered, new turf tires, 10
inch lift, sunroof, runs
great, like new condition.
call I'll e-mail a picture.
$2400. (561)793-4755
(561)662 8279

elec $1350, 1 Gas $1850,
both excellent condition,

D350 1985 1985
1,800.00 O.B.O CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWIS-
TON AREA $1800.

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 LINE wheels 15 x
8", 5 lug, fits Ford or
Dodge $125.

6 LUG 18" ALUM. $350/or
best offer. (863)634 1545

FOUR TIRES 13.5 x 16, 5
lug rims $200

NERF BARS Chrome, will
fit '04 F-150 Crew Cab
$100. (239)462-1564

Player 99-06 V.W. Golf
Magazines & pig tail inc.
$25/firm. (863)357-0344

PARTS 300/6 cyl. tranny,
various other parts. $800
for all, will sep. Call for
more info. (561)902-7840

$150 (863)763-8085 OR

fiberglass cover for small
p/u truck. Have spare slO
parts also $275/or best of
fer (863)634-7157

transmission for a 3.0Liter
$250/neg. (863)228-5789
(863)228 6766

CHEVY 1978 C20 TS.
w/454 engine, runs good
$2800/neg. (863)447-0068

v-8 full size ext cab 8ft bed
runs good $2000/or best
offer. (863)673-2250

FORD F100 1970- Three
speed on column $850/or
best offer. (863)697-2080

1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
tailgate. Orig 302 w/ 84
AOD. $950/neg.

$4500. (239)633-7173

BID NUMBER: 2009-23
OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, for Clearing of 140' wide Drainage Easement in
the Four corners MSBU" In order to be considered, bids must be received
at the C.E. Hall Building in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, Clerk's
Office, 25 E Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida 33935, by Thursday, May 14,
2009 at 2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be re
corded in the presence of one or more witnesses,
Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference as follows:
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.,
Hendry County Engineer's Office
99 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida 33935
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents may be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee Street, Suite
A, LaBelle, Florida (for pick up),P 0, Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida, 33975
(maiing address), or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any Serices. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
bids received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in it en-
tirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
319010 CB/CN 4/30;5/7/09

WHEREAS, the recent freezes and drought affecting Hend County has
created an extremely high danger of grass, brush an forest res through-
out all of Hendry County, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has the authority under
Ordinance No 2001-03 to impose a moratorium on all unregulated fires.
.A fire emergency exists within Hendry County, Florida, under the dei-
nitions and provisions of Hendry County Ordinance No. 2001-03, as
2.The Board hereby imposes a moratorium on all unregulated fires with-
in Hendry County, Florida, as provided in said Ordinance No 2001-03,
Section 2,a as mended. An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire other
than a cookfire which is not permitted by a governmental agency
3.The moratorium imposed hereby shall be effective immediately and
shall remain in effect until further action by this Board.
Duly considered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Forida, this 24th day of February, 2009.
Janet B.Taylor, Chair
Anita Bishel, Deputy Cler
Barbara S. Buwter, Clerk
316627 CB/CN 4/9,16,23,30/09

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Notice is hereby given that the Hendry Couny Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 5:05
p.m., in te Commission Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Venture
Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, to consider an ordinance amending the regu
lations governing mining
All interested persons may appear and be heard wit respect to the pro
pored ordinance
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and tat, for such purpose,
he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based,
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for inspection on weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Clerk
2nd Floor, Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, La
Belle, Florida,
Janet B Taylor, Chair
319073 CB/CN 4/30/09
Notice Of RFQ Ranlng Committee Meeting
And Notice of Presentations Meeting
Hendry County RFQ 2009-19
Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting for ranking of engineer
ing firms wit regard to the RFQ for the Felda MSBU Strmwater Master
Plan. It will be held on Friday, May 2009 at 9:00 AM., at the Administra-
ton Conference Room, Room A 118,165 S. Lee Street, LaBelle, FL 33935.
There will be a meeting for presentations by the top three ranked engineer-
ing firms to the above named RFQ. It will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2009
beginning at 9:00 A.M., in the above mentioned conference room,
If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record o the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
319095 CB/CN 4/30/09

1994 Needs work. Nice
interior and exterior
$1000. (863)612-5495

6 x 16 tandem Utility trail-
er good shape $750.

10 NUMBER: 2009-22
OPENING DATE AND TIME: May 26, 200 at 2:00 p.m.
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida, "Supply Aviation Fuels to Hendry County" In order
to be considered, bids must received by the Board of County Commissionen
at the C.E. Hall Building (Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse
Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida by May 26, 2009 at
2:00 p.m., at which time all responses to this request will be recorded in the
presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and Bid Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at 165 S Lee Street, La
Belle, Florida (for pick up) Post Office Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975 (mail
ing address) or by calling (63) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1585.
This solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contacts, to
pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to
contract for any services. The County reserves the right to reject any or all
submittals received as a result of this solicitation, or to cancel in part or in
its entirety this Bid, if it is in the best interest of the County to do so
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug/Smoke Free work Place.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
318896 CB/CN 4/305/7,14,21/09

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Insurance Advisory Board
will hold a meeting Monday, May 11, 2009 at 4:00 p.m., at the Hendry
County Courtouse Square, Room #A-118, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle,
If a person decides to appeal an decision made by the Board with reject
to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that
a verbatm record of te proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Hendry County Insurance Advisory Board
318483 CN/CB 4/30/09

Hendry County, FL
Request for Proposals
Proposal No. 2009-21
Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commission
ers of Hendy County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A-226
(Clerks Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpoch-
ee Ave., LaBele, Florida, until 2:00 p.m. E.S.T., Friday, May 22, 2009,
for "Airglades Land Lease Public Private Partnership Inland Port.
Proposals will be opened on Fday, May 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. E.S.T. or short-
ly thereafter, in the Administrative Wing, Room A-148 (Board Room)in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle, Flori
A copy of the Specifications and Proposers Instructions can be obtained
from the office of the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at
165 S Lee St., LaBelle, Florida 33935, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle, Florida
33975, or by calling (863) 675-5220 or (863) 983-1465
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all
Proposals, with or without cause and/or accept the Proposal that, in its
judgment, will be in the best interest of the County.
Janet B. Taylor, Chair
Board of County Commissioners
Hendry County, Florida
318799 CB/CN 4/30;5/7/09





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Refrigeration Repair Update* Maintain
Water Heater Heat Recove

Air Conditioning & Electric, Inc.

863 675-0022
LICENSE #'S:CAC1815066 ER0001347

Daniel Rennolds, owner
Spanish ine: 863-673-4423
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espaeol
Iicnse'd & Insuridx I.i #CAC 814613

Searing LaBelle Since 1966

Cell 863-673-8944
Nextell 158*17*61368
Se Habla Espaiol
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
Al Major 863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167

Bush hogging,
mowing, lot clearing
or other jobs?
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SPowerful deep cleaning
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Holy Eucharist S_1"* Sun. 9:00 am
Healing Eu ans ur. 9:30 am
Bible Study E. 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eu ptus Blvd Port LaBelle
863-6 T 0385

Christ the

"Where everybty is Somebody ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study

www.christekigte ws/
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78


for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641

Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured

Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
Daily Monthly
Free Hi-Speed Internet
Enjoy a great continental breakfast or
socialize in our lounge nightly fron 6 12 pm
863-675-4411 Fax: 863-6754892
1563 Oxbow Dr. LaBelle, FL

On-site Computer Repairs, Remote Virus/Mclwcre Removal
Wired and Wireless Network Setup
Remote Business System Backup and Maintenance
Web Site Design and Setup, Remote Assistance
863-675-3313 or 863-301-0401

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SWeddings Anniversaries Parties
Quinceaneras Dances Reunions
LaBelle, Florida
863-885-1456 863-675-1625

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We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed, Alfalfa, Timotly,
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
ST&A..$9.00, Bedding...$5.5, All Purpose 10%..$7.50
Call Al Cury at 239-872-0998
275 Kirby Thompson Rd LaBelle FL. 33935

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
LaBelle. FL

1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
Lehigh. FL

Richard Mourfield
Agency Manager

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BUSINESS & LMS band and chorus students bring



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Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
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Home Grand Champion Trophy

Band and chorus students from LaBelle
Middle School, with their band director Brian
Pollitt, brought home six trophies and four
plaques, including the Grand Championship
honor, from a national band competition
held recently in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
In total, 43 students, Mr. Pollitt, and sev-
eral teachers, parents and chaperones made
the trip. The group left LaBelle Middle School
aboard a charter bus early the morning of
Thursday, April 2, and returned late, tired but
triumphant on Sunday night, April 5.
The students worked hard all year long
and performed several concerts to practice
for the competition. They also spent many
hours raising money to make the trip.
Held at Country Theater Tonight, the
competition turned out to be a very reward-
ing experience for the students as well as
the band director and chaperones. The La-
Belle Concert Band, Jazz Band and Chorus
all won first-place awards with excellent rat-
ings. Individual "notable performance" tro-
phies were given out to jazz band tenor sax-
ophone soloist Brennah McVey and choral
piano accompanist Sheena Heuer. Mr. Pollitt
received an "Award of Distinction" plaque
"in recognition of a notable contribution to
musical excellence."

Band and chorus students from LaBelle Middle School.

Each of the three performance groups had
a combined adjudication score that ranked
the highest out of all competing schools.
For this achievement, LaBelle Middle School
was named "Overall Grand Champions" of
the competition and received a five-foot-tall
Grand Champion Trophy.
In their free time, students visited several
attractions, such as the Dollywood theme

Submitted photo

park. Since many of the children were born
and raised in Southwest Florida, this was
the first time they had seen mountains, as
Pigeon Forge is nestled in the Great Smoky
The students would like to thank all their
sponsors for their generous support and for
making this trip a learning, as well as re-
warding, experience.

Submitted photos/LES

LMS Older students of the month
Top Left In the front row to back row are: Charlie Lynn, Ricardo Balderas, An-
dres Chairez, Jerry Marroquin. In row two are: Cinthia Gomez, Andres Gomez,
Don Wagner, Alex Pequeno, Rumor Cantu. In row three are: Brandynn Marro-
quin, William Barrett, Alexus Tolen, Brent Carmona, Cesar Dobbins. Students
absent are: Brooke Torrone, Joseph Torrone, and Alexis Brummett.

LMS Younger students of the month
Top Right In the front row one are: Nancy Guzman-Avila, Jose Madrid, Jose
Jimenez,Mario Molinito, Alex Chairez, Ashton Hyde, Elijah Tolen. In row two
are: Jorge Coronilla, Anthony Marroquin, Josue Pena, Nancy Espinoza, Maria
Garcia. In row three are: Angelica Juarez, K J Kirtley, Isaac Madrid, Adrian
Vasquez, Juliana Escobedo and Jessica Cristabal.
LMS Safety of the month of April
Left: Cristian Marroquin, a fifth grade student is congratulated as being se-
lected for the month of April.

20 Caloosa Belle April 30, 2009



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