Vol. 87 No. 21
At a Glance
Fourth of July
The Greater LaBelle Chamber
of Commerce is planning Family
Day at Barron Park for July 4. The
chamber will provide hot dogs. All
non-profits are invited to provide
booths or games. The chamber
will uses its proceeds to help fund
Christmas in the Park. Please call
Sara at 675-0125 for more informa
Come to Kiwanis grand
The long awaited reopening
of the Thrift Store is finally here.
Come to the Grand Opening on
Friday, June 5, at 9 a.m. Store
hours for June are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
ACS: Restore cancer
Look Good...Feel Better is a free
program that teaches people in ac
tive cancer treatment ways to deal
with the appearance-related side
effects of treatment. This program
is offered jointly by the American
Cancer Society, the Personal Care
Products Council Foundation and
the National Cosmetology Associa
The session will begin in La-
Belle on Wednesday, July 1. Es-
meralda Pequeno, cosmetologist,
will conduct the sessions at the
United Way House. To register call
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
LHS Class of 2009
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Hugs and tears were everywhere as members or LaBelle High School's Class of 2009 real-
ized their school days together were finally over after graduation May 29. Faculty, staff, fami-
lies and well wishers gathered at Cowboy Stadium to witness the end of this year's seniors'
school days and the beginning of their adult responsibilities. LHS Principal Lucinda Kelley
told the Class of 2009, "We expect good things from you."
Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Salutatorian Chelsey Ramos spoke to the
Class of 2009 in English and Spanish, point-
ing out the power of words, positive and neg-
ative to motivate. She told them to spread
their wings and fly the future is waiting.
Laioosa telleie/any urant
Valedictorian Hobbs Crockett used sports
analagies in his graduation speech. Every-
one is meant to shine, he told his classmates,
and urged them to give others permission to
504 Plus tax
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CLEWISTON -- As she spied the
young woman standing in the pour
ing rain, that woman's clothes now
drenched completely, the Seacoast
Bank employee was nervous. The
employee wanted to lock the door,
but bank policy is to keep all doors
open until 10 minutes after 4 p.m.
With only a few minutes left until
then, the employee walked away.
That's all the time the suspect
She walked into the bank wear-
ing a ball cap, they said, wearing
See Robbery Page 2
By Patty Brant
Recent heavy rains have finally
made an impact on area dryness
and at their regular meeting on May
25, Hendry County commissioners
voted unanimously to rescind the
Commissioners also heard com-
plaints that in the community of
Pioneer Plantation during the burn-
ing ban it was unclear who could
write citations for illegal burns. Ac-
cording to ordinance, code enforce-
ment has the responsibility in that
community. However, commis-
See BOCC Page 2
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sunglasses and carried a blue bag from
which she drew a handgun. The suspect
pointed the gun at one of the three em
ployees at the bank at the time and asked
them to give her the money, according to
the report released by the Clewiston Police
Department. The incident happened last
Wednesday, May 27.
Officers arriving on the scene at 300 South
Berner Road spotted a woman matching
the description of the suspect getting into a
light blue pick up truck at the post office.
They quickly caught up to her.
The driver of the truck was Nancy Lugo,
of Clewiston. According to the officer who
stopped her, Lugo was soaked, "as though
she has been in the rain for a prolonged
period," and seemed to be nervous and
shaking. They told her she matched the de-
scription of a suspect who had just robbed
the Seacoast Bank. She told officers she had
seen a female with long hair and a blue bag
run into nearby apartment buildings. After
some questioning, the suspect offered an
"I needed the money," she reportedly
Among the items recovered from the ve-
hicle were a pair of latex gloves, a pair of
brown sunglasses, and a blue and black
Nike bag. Officers also recovered $3,250 in
cash, a 40 caliber hand gun with a maga-
zine, and a ball cap with 'Corona' written
on the front.
Back at the police station, bank employ
ees were able to provide photographs of the
suspect. It was there that one of the officers
received a call by someone identifying him-
self as the suspect's legal counsel.
When he arrived at the police station,
Matthew Brennan Cleary Ill, who works in
the Hendry County Public Defender's Office
in LaBelle, reportedly told his client not to
provide a statement, but then, according
to the arrest report, told police he believed
his gun may have been used in the robbery.
Detective Curtis Clay, who apprehended the
suspect, wrote the information in his arrest
One meat group item
One can ready to-eat soup
One box cereal
One milk group item
One comfort group item
One vegetable group item
Extra batteries for flashlights
First aid kit supplies
Persons with Special Needs or their
caregivers should request Hendry Coun-
ty's PSN registration form by going on line
at hendryfla.net or calling Hendry County
Emergency Management (863) 612-4700
or (863) 983-1594.
"Cleary stated he was not acting as Lu-
go's attorney now but as a citizen. Cleary
told me that he is in a relationship with
Lugo and she has access to his residence.
After he found out that a firearm was used
in the robbery, he checked and is missing a
40 caliber semi automatic handgun."
Cleary told police he did not wish to re
port the firearm stolen and did not wish to
file charges if it was the one used in the rob-
bery. Reached at his office, Mr. Cleary said
he would not be commenting on the case.
He did, however, say that he will not be rep-
resenting Lugo in court.
Lugo faces a number of charges, includ-
ing three counts of false imprisonment, car-
rying a concealed firearm, possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon, three counts
of aggravated assault with a firearm, viola-
tion of felony probation, obstruction by a
disguised person and driving while license
suspended or revoked. She was transported
to the Sheriff's Office jail in LaBelle. Her ar-
raignment date is set for July 7.
Meanwhile, Acting Chief Kristine Peters-
en seemed proud of the work of her police
officers. According to her, it took only 9-and-
a-half minutes from the point the call was
received to when the suspect was hand-
cuffed. "This was excellent police work,"
she said. "You hardly ever see anything this
good. Everything just came together."
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be reached at
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sioners will be looking into the situation.
The commission voted to include the
Hookers Point MSBU on the October TRIM
notice, which will allow them to begin col-
lecting taxes for the project.The commission
also agreed to advance $5,000 to Lake Ridge
Estates to start the project there.
Commissioner Karson Turner expressed
concern that implementation of street light-
ing in high crime neighborhoods of Clewis
ton is taking too long. However, even with
the county pushing the projects actual con-
struction depends on FP&L's work schedule.
Commissioner Chapman promised to "bird
dog" the project with FP&L.
County plans to build a new recycling
center were set back a couple weeks. Coun-
ty Engineer Shane Parker asked for approval
to seek Requests for Qualifications from ar
chitects to build the center in Port LaBelle.
Commissioners Chapman and Darrell
Harris wanted to make sure they were ne-
gotiating the best contract and that future
expansion would not only be possible, but
practical. Commissioner Turner was also
concerned about the costs. He wanted to
ensure that local contractors get a fair crack
at the project. He also wanted to see what
the costs might be if the county did not build
a facility but contracted with carriers to han-
dle the recycling.
The vote was postponed till the next
board meeting to give Mr. Parker time to
gather answers to the board's questions.
Is caregiving putting too much
additional stress on you?
Providing care for a loved one is honor-
able, however caregivers need to stop and
ask themselves a very important question -
"Am I honoring myself?" Unfortunately the
answer to this question is all too often a very
Caregiving can be very stressful and can
take a toll on your health. Some doctors
think of caregivers as "hidden patients."
There is a substantial amount of research
that now demonstrates the correlation be
tween caregiving, stress and poor health. In
fact, caregivers reported chronic conditions
at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers
(45 percent versus 24 percent) according to
the Commonwealth Fund Health Insurance
Common signs of caregiver stress include
Having low energy level
Crying more often than you used to
Feeling sad or moody
Feeling like you don't have any time to
Feeling angry at the person you are car
ing for or at other people or situations
Losing interest in your hobbies or the
things you used to do with friends or family
Seeing friends or relatives less often
than you used to
Having trouble eating or eating too
Having trouble sleeping or not wanting
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These feelings are not wrong or bizarre.
Caregiving can be very stressful. If you are
feeling overwhelmed and stressed you
should talk to your family doctor about your
feelings and stay in touch with your family
members and friends. Ask them for help and
remember, that does not make you a failure.
If you don't take stay well, you won't be able
to help anyone else!
The CARE Program offers free education,
outreach and support to family caregivers
throughout Southwest Florida. Free classes
will be offered in LaBelle on June 16, 18,
23 and 25 from 14:30 p.m. (many differ-
ent topics will be discussed at each class).
Come to the RCMA Krome Center, 551 West
Cowboy Way. To register for classes, call toll
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June 4, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
Ben Milton Wilson Jr., and Calvin Lamar
Sanders, both 21, were arrested May 29 and
charged with trespassing property not a
structure or conveyance; theft $300-$5,000;
and dealing in stolen property. Deputy C.
Bachhofer was arresting officer.
Wilbert Lee James Jr., 21, was arrested
May 31 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy H.
Bledsoe was arresting officer.
Adan Trejo, 19, was arrested May 31 and
charged with assault intent to threaten to do
violence; battery causing bodily harm; prop-
erty damage criminal mischief under $200;
and burglary with assault or battery. Deputy
J. Woods was arresting officer.
According to the sheriff's report, two
women held Trejo until officers arrived. Ear-
ly in the morning one woman was walking
on Hand Ave. when she was a man climb
into a bedroom window at 233 Hand Ave.
The resident was sitting on the porch and
the first woman called out to her about the
intruder. They both entered the home and,
reports state that Trejo grabbed one of the
women and swung at her.
Isidro Garcia-Reyna, 25, was arrested
May 31 and charged with driving without a
license. FHP Trooper Walker was arresting
Nathaniel Fagan, 34, was arrested May 25
and charged on a warrant with VOP: felony
or community control. Andy Lewis was ar-
Thomas Lappas, 23, was arrested May
28 and charged with possession of cocaine.
Deputy N, Kirk was arresting officer.
Jason Lee Riley, 28, was arrested May 27
and charge das a fugitive from justice Volusia
County FTA: sale of a schedule II substance
$25,000 bond and a warrant from Flagler
County for grand theft, fraud providing false
ID to law enforcement bond $5,000. Sgt. D.
Davis was arresting officer.
James Daniel White, 23, was arrested
May 26 and charged on a warrant with VOP:
felony or community control. Deputy H.
Bledsoe was arresting officer.
Johnathon Lynn Cavazos, 17, was ar-
rested May 30 and charged with aggravated
battery causing bodily harm or injury; and
property damage criminal mischief over
$1,000. D. Rodriguez was arresting officer.
Ruben Justus Edwards, 28, was arrested
May 31 and charged with a nonmoving traf
fic violation driving with a suspended license
first offense and larceny theft between $300-
$5,000. Deputy R. Perian was arresting offi-
James Carlos Milton, 19, was arrested
May 30 and charged with homicide: mur-
der not premeditated no felony offense, and
property damage criminal mischief over
Reports indicate that several individuals in
an SUV struck the victim, Raul Beraza, Then
two of them kicked the victim in the head
and also kicked his truck. The victim was
transported to St. Mary's medical Center in
Palm Beach County where he later died.
Anthony Leroy Demeritt Jr., 21, was ar-
rested May 30 and charged with possession
of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture
or deliver schedule I. Deputy L. Brooks was
Nancy Lugo, 24, was arrested May 27 and
charged with nonmoving traffic violation
driving with suspended license first offense;
aggravated assault with intent to commit a
felony; kidnap-false imprisonment adult;
carrying a concealed firearm; possession
of a weapon by a convicted felon firearm
or concealed weapon; larceny theft $300-
%5,000; robbery with a firearm; resisting an
officer obstruction by disguise; and VOP:
felony or community control. She is accused
of attempting to rob the Seacoast Bank in
Clewiston. CPD Det. C. Clay was arresting
Richard Neil Tillis, 56, was arrested May
27 and charged on a warrant for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon no intent to
kill. Sgt. J. Olvera was arresting officer.
Derrick Cornelius Webber, 26, was ar-
rested May 27 and charged with neglecting
a child without great harm. Deputy J. Hunt
was arresting officer.
Euratta Elizabeth Eastmond, 15, was ar-
rested May 25 and charged with battery
touch/strike and aggravated battery -knew
or should have known the victim was preg
nant. Deputy J. Perez was arresting officer.
Graciela Calderon, 24, was arrested May
26 and charged with two counts of uttering
a forged instrument, two counts of grand
theft $300-$10,000 victim over 65 years of
age; and petit theft. SPD Det. M. Short was
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 6. For more information call (877) 902-
Check school board budget
According to Hendry County Superinten
dent of Schools Rick Murphy, everyone can
now check out updates on the district's fi-
Saddle Up Arcade
870 W Hickpochee Ave,
LaBelle, FL 33935
(Next to Rodeo Bar & Grill)
Must be 21 to Enter en Dily
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Shortly after eight a.m. Monday, May 11, the tug boat Catherine was proceed-
ing east on the river in LaBelle with a tow of dredging equipment and a long
string of pipes behind. Upon reaching the LaBelle Bridge it was discovered that
a sailboat was improperly anchored in mid channel and blocking passage to
the bridge. After several radio calls the sailboat was removed only to find the
bridge had a malfunction and would not open, requiring a call to maintenance.
Fortunately, there was almost no current and no wind. The long tow was able
to put down its "spuds," a type of pile-like anchor used by such rigs and hold
in place, but it involved starting up a diesel crane to lower them. After several
more attempts, the bridge was able to open, but now the diesel rigs had to again
be fired up to raise the spuds to get the tow underway. After considerable time
the whole thing cleared the bridge and the very long back up of highway traffic
was able to move. It was a most interesting drama to watch from shore. The tug
crew was very professional in their handling of all procedures.
nancial status on line.
The school board has opened a a new
web-page and hopes residents will take ad-
vantage of this resource.
The school board wants to hear your
comments and concerns.
You can reach the "Budget Update" page
go to the District Web-Site www.hendry-
schools.org and click the "Budget Update"
icon on the HOME page.
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create new topics or comment on existing
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of the discussions currently taking place.
Thanks for participating!
Curfew questions: I guess the county
passed a curfew for kids and I'm not sure
how that works. There'll be lots of kids
around with school out so I hope somebody
has a handle on this thing.
Graduation: Did the superintendent
really tell the graduating class to settle for
Hurricane season: Well, it's back. I just
want people to remember Wilma and make
sure they get ready before something bad
happens. When the weather people put out
a warning, it's too late to start getting ready.
Letter to the Editor
I recently attended my grandson's kinder-
garten graduation at West Glades Elemen-
tary School and I left the school discour
aged and furious. The beautiful children of
this community were taught a very patriotic
song, and given flags to wave while they
were singing. As they began singing, "I'm
Proud to be an American."
I immediately stood up, when I looked
around the room, no one else was standing!
When I made the motions with my hands
for everyone to stand up, I was looked at like
I was crazy!
Not to mention, no one else stood up. I
really don't understand, that in this day and
time, why would anyone not want to salute
our flag, thank our soldiers, or honor our
country by standing when a patriotic song is
being sang or played.
The last chorus that they sung "And I
gladly stand up, next to you and defend her
still today," all of the children stood up, I
stood back up, and looked around, no one
else was standing.
I really think that it is a shame, that our
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Faith in the Marketplace: Time marches on
Time always moves on. If you're under
30 or so, it usually moves too slow. If you're
older than that, it usually moves too fast.
Once you're over 60, well, I don't even want
to think about it.
There are markers for this advance of
time, rainy season, for example. It seems as
if rainy season has started early, or if not, it's
doing a pretty decent imitation. We've had
our first tropical depression of the season.
Although I'm not sure how something that
started of the coast of New Jersey can be
called tropical. It certainly wasn't tropical
when I lived there, although that was before
all the hot air started warming the globe.
Life's events, both the happy and the sad
mark the passage of time as well. Marriages,
births, illnesses, deaths are all part of living,
and each one marks a time in our lives. All
of us have limited time and the value of our
time is not in how much we cram into it, but
in what good comes from it. According to
Jesus, the second greatest commandment
is to "love our neighbor." How do you do
schools still believe in our country enough
to still say the Pledge of Allegiance; we still
use the words, "One Nation Under God,"
and the teachers thought enough to teach
these small children -the future of our com-
munity -a patriotic song, and hand them
each an American flag to wave while they
But the parents, friends, and relatives of
these children seemed to have forgotten to
be patriotic, and show some respect for our
country as well as these children singing for
In case anyone has forgotten, some of
us have our children, siblings, parents, and
friends, all fighting a war to allow us to con
tinue to have the freedom, we all seem to
take for granted.
Unfortunately, last year LaBelle was dev-
astatingly reminded of this when two local
service men were killed in this war, one day
apart. These men gave their lives, so we can
continue to live with the freedoms that we
have always known.
My heart aches for the families of these
young men, and my prayers go out to any
family in this community who has a fam-
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that? By thinking of other people ahead of
yourself. Yes, I know that's the opposite of
what our culture tells you to do -take care
of yourself first. But I don't see much in our
culture to make me think they've got that,
or much else, right. So, indulge the rebel in
yourself, be different, go ahead and think of
other people first.
There are people in need all around us.
There are family members who need to
know that you love them and that you'll be
there for them even when it not easy. You
have friends who have problems in their
lives and you can help encourage them and
work with them to get through those prob-
lems. You see strangers around you all the
time and often it seems pretty clear that they
need help with something help them. I
know it's easier and more comfortable to
not get involved with other people.
And sometimes they don't even seem to
appreciate it. But think back to the last time
you needed help, and think of the people
who helped you. It felt really good, didn't it?
ily member fighting for this country. Yet, it
is hard for me to believe that no one at this
graduation knows anyone who is in the mili
tary services, and if you do, why would you
not show respect and stand when a song
like this is being played, or sang?
I challenge everyone in this community
to make a conscious effort to stand and
place your hand over your heart when you
pledge allegiance to our flag, to thank any
and all uniformed service men and women,
when you see them, and to stand and show
respect when a patriotic song is being sang
Our soldiers have shown us respect by
doing what they do, pay it forward. Our job
is a lot easier than what our soldiers deal
with on a daily basis.
If you are not an American citizen, yet
you live, work, and raise your children in this
county, you should, in my opinion be just as
proud of this country, and should show as
much respect as all Americans should.
You came here, no matter the reasons,
you live, work and raise your families here,
so you should also be thankful for what our
military services are fighting forward.
News Editor: Patty Brant
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Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive
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nalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the
community's deliberation of public issues.
And it may even have been seriously neces
sary to get you out of whatever situation you
It takes time, it takes effort, it may be in-
convenient, it may cost money, but there's
really no way to live a worthwhile life with-
out being willing to help other people. They
don't call the Golden Rule golden for noth
ing treat everyone the same way you want
them to treat you.
And don't get into the self-centered mind-
set that says, "I'll treat them right when they
treat me right." Be first. One thing I promise
is that if you do this, you will be rewarded
many times over in love, friendship and just
feeling good about yourself.
Fr. Alan is pastor of Church of the Good Shep-
herd, one block south of Rt 80 on Collingswood
Pkwy, Port LaBelle. Services at 9:00 am Sundays
and 9:30 am Thursdays. 863-675-0385. Faith-
You too, should show respect for this
country or leave it.
One more challenge to this community,
On June 25, at 9 a.m., at the New Veteran's
Memorial Park, located on the corner of
Highway 80 and Main St. there will be a Ser
vice, they will be placing the first 3 bricks,
honoring three local servicemen who have
lost their lives serving this country.
Nicholas Cutinha, who won the Congres
sional Medal of Honor in Vietnam, Army
Chief Warrant Officer Robert Hammett Jr.,
who lost his life on June 24, 2008, in Iraq,
and Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Strikland,
who lost his life in Afganistan, on June 25,
These are all three Local men, who gave
their lives for us. Show up and show their
families how thankful you are, and that we,
as a community have not forgotten what
they were fighting for!
Proud to be an American
Johnnie Sue Beckworth
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June 4, 2009 Caloosa Belle 5
Leadership class graduates
On Tuesday, May 5, the EL Taresco restau-
rant hosted the Leadership Hendry Glades
Counties (LHGC) Graduation Dinner. Elect-
ed officials, alumni of previous classes and
sponsors attended the event. Janice Groves,
LHGC President, introduced the graduating
class members. County Commissioner Tris
Chapman and LHGC Vice President served
as the MC for the event. The group heard
from the 20th Circuit Court Judge Christine
Greider, who was introduced to the class by
County Judge James Sloan. The Honorable
Judge Greider spoke on her early days work-
ing in an office and the inspiration she re
ceived from a mentor who was instrumental
in her becoming a judge.
Sponsors for the event included: Alico,
Lykes Brothers, Southern Gardens, First
Bank, Glades Electric Coop, Hendry Regional
Medical Center, the Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da, Talkin' Monkeys, Gulf Citrus Growers,
The Royal Foundation and Wilson Miller.
Members of the third graduating class are:
Linda Anders, Alico; Doreen Backes, West
Glades School; Fred Bosley, Retired; Edward
Chiarelli, Hendry Glades Regional Hospi-
tal; Crystal Drake, Glades County School
District; Tommy Edwards, Lykes Bros. Inc;
Nora Fagin-Ned, Hendry County Supervi-
sor of Elections Office; Sarah Hammock,
First Bank; Judy Paskvan, Florida Health
Department; Susan Kendrick, Southern Gar-
dens; Susan Malcolm, Alico; Rudy Marquez,
Southern Gardens; Kersten Maxson, Beef
O'Brady's; Patrick McElroy, Seminole Tribe;
Paul McGehee, Glades Electric Cooperative;
Sally McPherson, SFWMD; Matthew Soud,
First Bank; Karson Turner, Quality Electric
Contracting; Mark White, SFWMD and Te-
resa Wilson, Chicos FAS.
The LHGC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 orga-
nization interested in developing leaders in
the Hendry and Glades county region. Spon-
sors are always welcome. If you wish to be
considered for an upcoming class, applica-
tions are available. For more information
call 239-860-8592 or write the Leadership
Hendry & Glades Counties, P. O. Box 73, La
Belle, Florida 33975.
Caloosa Humane Society:
In defense of bullies
Members of Leadership Hendry Glades Counties graduated recently, ready to
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Consider the bully breeds, the American
Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Ter-
rier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Miniature and
Standard Bull Terrier and the American Bull-
dog. Never has a group been so maligned.
Some very unfortunate and highly publi-
cized attacks on people by so-called pit bulls
have prompted legislative reaction banning
bully ownership in certain municipalities or
requiring owners to register their dogs and
carry high levels of liability insurance.
Why should this be? What's with these
All breeds have histories and the bully
breeds were developed as tenacious gladi-
ators fighting bulls, bears and one another.
Fortunately, blood sports are on the wane
though still holding out in places of "cul-
tural encouragement." Let me just say that
the pursuit of this activity for pride and profit
provides a sad commentary on its human
The flip side is that these bully breeds
have been selectively bred with the twin
goals of aggressive behavior toward other
animals on one hand with the elimination
of aggression toward humans on the other.
It wasn't that these breeders of fighting dogs
were nice guys, they had to have dogs that
could be handled in the kennel. I must say
that in my 38 years of practice, I can recall
only 2 pit-bull types that required extra care-
ful handling. The rest were a joy and a plea-
sure to treat.
What kind of person should own a bully
dog? These dogs need owners that are in to
long term commitment, are leaders in their
own right, able to take charge with assertive
patience, kindness and consistency. These
qualities are essential when owning any dog
but are necessary in spades for bullies.
These are high energy dogs that need
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Yeah, you can smile about that.
exercise and plenty of it. We give our two
(pictured above and both rescues) a brisk 4
mile walk every day.
A tired bully is a happy bully. Trips to dog
parks are probably not wise and observation
around children and other pets is a must. In
responsible hands, a bully is a wonderful
and trustworthy companion. In the wrong
hands or if treated cruelly this dog can be
There you have it. I'd like to hear from
you and hear of your experiences with bul-
lies. I realize that being south of Mason-Dix-
on I'm probably preaching to the choir but
we all know that these wonderful breeds
need advocates to dispel the myths that cir-
culate about them.
Remember: If you pick up a starving dog
and make him prosperous, he will not bite
you. This is the principal difference between
a dog and a man.
Bruce G. Steinfeldt, D.V.M.
17 N. Lee St., Labelle 675-2300
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Goodwill to host Clewiston job fairs
Air Force Airman Kyle A. Wilkins gradu-
ated from basic military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive,
eight-week program that included training
in military discipline and studies, Air Force
core values, physical fitness, and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied
science degree through the Community Col-
lege of the Air Force.
He is the son of Chassey Hicks of Bel-
mont St., LaBelle.
Wilkins is a 2006 graduate of LaBelle
Clewiston- Goodwill Industries of South-
west Florida, Inc. will host two job fairs in
Clewiston in order to recruit employees for
its new Retail & Donation Center. The job
fairs will be held at the Clewiston Inn on
consecutive Fridays, June 12 and June 19.
Both job fairs will be from 9:30 a.m. until
Goodwill will hire approximately 20 em-
ployees for its new Clewiston Town Center
store, which is scheduled to open in late July.
Available positions will include shift supervi-
sors, cashiers, merchandise processors, do-
nation attendants, salvage coordinators, and
forklift drivers. Both full and part-time posi-
tions will be available at the new store.
"We're looking for employees that have
a passion for others and believe in our mis-
sion," says Bryan Avery, Goodwill District
"Our ideal employee has the skill sets
to provide excellent customer service, can
compete in a dynamic and constantly chang-
ing environment, and want to grow with our
organization," Avery Added
Rudolph Walter Fiessler Jr., 81
CLEWISTON -Rudolph Walter Fiessler Jr.,
passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in At-
lantis. He was 81.
He was born Aug. 5, 1927 in Phillipsburg, N.J.,
the son of the late Rudolph Walter and the late
Elizabeth Fiessler. He served in the U.S. Army.
He retired from The Villages to Pioneer Planta-
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Evelyn
(Burdge) Fiessler; daughter, Clara Dixon and
Shelton Dunlap of Clewiston; brothers, Archie
Melvin Fiessler of Alabama, Fredrick Albert
Fiessler (Joan) of Ocala; sisters, Elizabeth F
Snover, Agnes F. Cassidy, Evelyn F. Snover, In-
terlachen, and Audrey F. Heater; two grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held May 30, 2009 at 10
a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston,
with Rev. John Hicks officiating. Interment fol
lowed in Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
George Rodney Summeralls, 61
LABELLE George Rodney Summeralls, age
61, of LaBelle, passed away June 1, 2009, in Le-
He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Tampa. Rod
ney was a lifelong resident of the area. He loved
spending time outdoors and his favorite pastime
Survivors include daughter, Jackie Sue
Summeralls; mother, Nellie J. (Cruise) Summe-
rails; brothers, Carless (Brenda) Summeralls,
D.E. (Ann) Summeralls, Jimmy (Teresa)
Summeralls; sisters, Earlene (Clyde) Kilburn,
Carol (Jimmy) Rivers, Paula (Howard) Whit-
man, April Rowe; grandson, Michael Summe-
rails; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl A.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June
6, at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle with
Pastor Roger Bradley officiating. Interment will
follow in Fort Denaud Cemetery. Visitation will
be 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the fu-
neral home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home
Katherine B. McCloud, 80
FELDA Katherine B. McCloud, age 80, of
Felda, passed away May 25, 2009, in Felda. She
was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Fort Denaud, the
daughter of the late Raleigh
and the late Aline (Dyess)
Survivors include her son,
Tommy Browning and wife
Theresa of Felda; daughter,
Eleanor Hager of Mims;
grandchildren, Tommy R.
Browning, Katrina E. Van
Tonder; and seven great-
Funeral services were May 28, 2009, at Akin
Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Pastor L.W
Howard officiating. Interment followed in Fort
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
"We hope to find plenty of
employees who are as excited
about the new store opening as
Goodwill District Manager
Goodwill anticipates interviewing be-
tween 150-200 retail applicants during these
job fairs. Avery adds, "We hope to find plen-
ty of employees who are as excited about
the new store opening as we are."
Goodwill will also conduct interviews for
two positions with the agency's Career De
velopment Services department.
A full-time Employment Specialist posi-
tion is available. Preference will be given
to applicants who have a background in vo-
cational training, have worked with people
with disabilities, and who have familiarity
with the employment market in the Hendry/
VBS at Caloosa Baptist
Caloosa Baptist will be having Vacation
Bible School June 8-12 from 6:30 8:30 each
evening. The theme this year is SonRock
Kids Camp. There are classes for those who
have completed K 5 through fifth grade.
Children will be challenged in some spe-
cial area this year and those who fulfill the
requirements will be eliglable for various
prizes including new bicycles, sleeping bags,
fishing tackle and other great gifts.
Local AA meetings
Sunday: 7 p.m. Port LaBelle Group ODH,
Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Collingswood
Tuesday: 8 p.m. Tuesday Night Step Group
CStH, First Christian Church, Route 29/Ford
Wednesday: 12 p.m. Port LaBelle Group
CBBH, Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Colling-
Thursday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group ODA, First
Christian Church, Route 29 S/Ford Avenue
In addition, Goodwill seeks a Master
Mentor, who will recruit, train, and super-
vise mentors for approximately 50 youth in
Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties. The quali-
fied candidate should have some experience
with volunteer/mentoring programs, as well
as experience working with at-risk youth.
Applicants for all positions are advised to
bring a recent resume, along with any mate-
rials necessary to display their qualifications.
Participants should be prepared to fill out a
paper job application and speak with an in-
terviewer for approximately 20 minutes.
Qualified applicants may be asked to
participate in a second interview, to be held
between June 15-24.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Flori-
da, Inc. serves Hendry, Glades, Lee, Collier
and Charlotte counties. Revenue earned at
Goodwill's 24 Southwest Florida thrift stores
supports programs and services for people
with disabilities and other disadvantages.
Friday: 7 p.m. Open Discussion Meeting
ODH, Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Colling-
Saturday: 9 a.m. "As Bill Sees It" Group
ODH, Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Colling-
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LaBelle Elementary School Students of the Month
LaBelle Elementary School students in the upper grades selected as Citizens
of the Month for the final month of the school year (front row to back row)
are: Lizbeth Luna, Esmeralda Rodriguez, Miranda Pequeno, Tommy Cisnero,
Roy Galindo, Ernesto Ramos and Xavier Ruiz. In row two Madelyn Munson, Di-
ana Hernandez, Bernice Miranda, Marco Marroquin, Dominic Aguilar, Francisco
Gomez. Absent--Aleida Jimenez, Victor Flores, Tania Cisneros.
LaBelle Elementary School selected the final groups of Citizens of the Month
for the school year naming (row 1) Evelin Carrillo, Natalie Veliz, Jordyn Perkins,
Mia Castano, Maria Reyes, Jose Benitez, Bryan Aguilar and Guillermo Martinez;
in row two: Christian Escobedo, Angel Leyva, Paola Martinez, Yocelin Moreno,
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Submitted photo/Hendry County School Board
LaBelle Area retirees were recognized
at the May 26 School Board Meeting.
Pictured from left: Joe Baron (LMS
Teacher 35 years), Gloria Williams
(LMS 33 years), Betty Aiken (COES
Teacher 37 /2 years), Lee Reukauf
(COES Teacher 32 years), Carol Brai-
nard (LES Food Service Worker 8
years), Fred Lindstrom (LaBelle Bus
Driver 7 years, second retirement),
Glenda Harris (LES Teacher 29 1/2
years), Lois Curtis (COES Teacher 36
years) and Supt. Rick Murphy. Edwina
Dobson (LMS Guidance Counselor -
36 years) was not present.
UES May Students of the Month
Pictured from left, row 1: Chris Alfaro, Melissa Raya, Colby Cornelison, Lesly
Dominguez, Roma Stamper; row 2: Janeth Yoc-Mijangos, Cecilia Raya, Kash
Bridges, Vanessa Vera, Emily Hudson; row 3: Kenzie Tindall, Berniece Cer-
vantes, Jose Jara, Cora McClain; row 4: Yaritzel Ibarra, Tatiana Gallegos, Jackie
Wilkins, Bryon Morstatter; row 5: Michael Hernandez, Devin Meloy, Stephanie
Hendry County School Board offers the
Summer Food Service Program during
the months of June, July & August
Nutritionally balanced meals will he provided to all children regardless of race, coloir sex, disability, age or national
origin, during the summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available Ail children 18 years old
and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge and there will he no discrimination in the course of the
meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the chil
dren qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year
Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition
to those enrolled in summer school.
IThe following sites will participate in the Summeri
4-H at the Fairground 6/15 thru 6/19
4-H at the Fairground 6/15 thru 6/19
Aunt June's Dlaycare 6/08 thru 8/1)7
Aunt June's Daycare 6/08 thru 8/1)7
Camp Crayon 6/18 thru 7/24
Central Elementary School 6A18 thru 7/30
Central Elementary School 6A18 thru 7/30
Clewiston High School 6/108 thru 7/10
Clewiston High School 6/08 thru 7/I10
Clewiston Middle School 6/08 thru 7/24
Clewiston Youth Cente 6/08 thru 7/24
Clcwiston Youth Center 6/08 thru 7/24
Country Oaks Elem, Schll 6/I8 throw 7/310
Country Oaks Elem, School 6/08 thru 7/3!0
Daniels 6/)8 thru 8/17
Daniels 6/108 thru 8/07
East Recreational 6/118 thru 8/07
East Recreational 6/117 thru 8/07
Edward Upthegnrve Elem School 6/08 thru 8/07
Edward Upthegrove Elem. School 6/08 th-ru 8/1)7
Elfaro ssembly of God 6/22 thru 7/112
Extension Office 4-1 7/01 thru 8/117
Extension Office 4-H 7/01 thru 8/017
First Baptist Church of Clewiston 6/15 thru 6/18
Greater Friendship Missionary Church 7/13 thru 7/17
Greentree South Apartments 6/29 thru 8/117
Grecntrce South Apartments 6/29 thru 8/1)7
Harvest Academy 6A18 thru 8/07
Harvest Academy 6A)8 thru 8/07
Kid City Day Care and i.earning Academy 6108 thru 8/07
Kid City Day Care and Learning Academy 6/08 thru 8/(07
LaBelle Iigh School 6/08 thru 8/07
LaBeelle Iigh School 6/08 thru 7/10
LaBelle Program Center 6/08 thru 8/07
alBelle Program Center 6/08 thru 8/)7
Montura Recreation Center 6/08 thru 8/)7
Montura Recreation Center 6/08 thru 8/A7
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 7/27 thru 7/31
New Bethel AME Church 7/06 thru 7/111
Noah's Ark Daycare 6/08 thru 8/07
Noah's Ark Daycare 6/08 thru 8/07
Pioneer Community Center 6/08 thru 7/24
Pioneer Community Center 6/08 thru 7/24
1Flt Pines 6/08 thru 8/07
1all Pines 6/08 thru 8/017
'lIuevine 7/13 thru 7/17
Universe All Star Cheer & Dance 6/08 thru 8,1)7
Universe All Star Cheer & Dance 6/08 thru 8/1)7
Food Service Program:
7:30a .m -8:l)la. in
1:30a.m. 1:45a m,
11:45a.n. 12 30p.m
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110a.m 11 45a.m.
2:45p m. -3:00p.m.
2:45p.m 3:00p .m
ll:11a.m I- 1130a.m.
II :301am 12:00p.m
i 130p.m. 12:00pm.
LaBelle Elementary students were rewarded with lunch Thursday and Friday for
meeting their AR points goal to get to Principal's Club. A whopping 179 students
enjoyed time off campus with friends.
****Please note that serving times and dates are subject to change****
No meals will be served on July 3, 2009 in observance of the Holiday Sites are open Monday through Friday except
for the noted locations,
Lunches will be served in conjunction with Summer School and Recreation program Schedules. For more informa-
tion about providing lunches at additional sites or learn exact serving times please call the Iendry County School
Board Food Service Department Office at (863) 674-4113.
"In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture police, this institution is prohibited from dis-
criminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability lt file a complaint oif discrimination
write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights. 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington. DC 20250-9410 1o call
(800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720 6382 (T'Y). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer"
Hendry County School District is an equal opportunity institution for education and employment.
Hendry School District es una Institucion de la Opportunidad iqual para la Educacion y el Empleo
June 4, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9
Youmans joins Allied Recycling
Robin Youmans joined Allied Recycling
as Managing Partner of Allied Portables LLC,
the firm's portable restroom division. In this
role Ms. Youmans is responsible for the de-
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and the management of all aspects of the
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extensive experience to her role in the com-
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Whales cruising down Highway 80
By Butch Wilson
Long strands of light reflected across the
clear tropical sea as the sun rose and cast
shades of pink and orange on the horizon.
The early morning dawn awoke with dark
shadows of fish schooling and splashing
on the surface. Occasionally this peaceful
scene was broken when pods of whales sur-
faced, blowing large spouts of misty vapor
in the air.
This story occurred thousands of years
ago when Florida was covered in a shallow
tropical sea. It is a period in Florida's history
that is confusing and misunderstood. How
could Florida lie under the sea and later
emerge as a peninsula? To answer this ques-
tion we must take "A Walk in the Past" and
read about early earth.
Alfred Wegener, a German meteorolo-
gist, traveled from continent to continent in
search of meteorites. While searching for
meteorites, he sometimes found fossils on
the different continents that he visited. He
became puzzled when he noted that many
of the fossil specimens he collected on the
continents were the same specie. This cre-
ated a problem. How could one specie of
animal live on different continents that were
separated by thousands of miles of water?
He spent years researching this riddle.
During his research he noted how all seven
continents fit together like a jig saw puz-
zle. In 1912, he presented his publication
"Drifting Continent Theory" to the scien-
tific community. The theory stated that the
seven continents were once one land mass,
a super continent that he named Pangea.
This theory was ridiculed by many because
Alfred Wegener could never explain the dy-
namists that separated Pangea into seven
Technology changed, and scientist dis
covered in the 1960s that there were faults
(cracks) in the earth's crust. The scientific
community published a new theory called
Plate Tectonics in the early 1970s. This theory
explained the dynamists that broke Pangea
apart. The earth is covered with a crust, but
not a solid crust. The crust is broken in piec-
es; these pieces are called plates. The plates
are floating on the asthenosphere, a flexible
solid consisting of molten rock, nickel and
other minerals. The molten rock (magna)
from volcanoes is part of the asthenosphere.
The activity from the asthenosphere is the
dynamic force that moves and changes the
The plates are large and small. The North
American plate, African Plate, Pacific Plate,
Australian Plate and South American Plate
are some of the large plates. The North
American and African Plates were once con-
nected and broke apart. A section of West
Africa was left lying on the ocean floor be-
low North America. The section called the
Florida Platform is 350 miles wide and 450
The Florida Platform was under a warm
tropical sea that teemed with marine life.
Different species of coral made up the reefs
that stretched across Florida. A vast array of
fish, large and small, lived among the reefs.
Once upon a time, the Mako, Tiger, Great
White and Meglodon sharks swam down
yesterday's Highway 80. The fossil teeth of
these sharks remind us of that long forgotten
There were also sea mammals that in-
habited this tropical sea. The Dugong, a
mammal that looks similar to the mana
tee, was unearthed in Hendry County sev-
eral years ago. It was over 12 feet long. The
ancient whales that swam in pods (herds)
across Hendry County died and left many
fossils that bare witness to this once mighty
animal. One whale skeleton located 20
miles from Clewiston was approximately 45
The warm tropical sea that once covered
the Florida Platform is gone. Florida is now a
long peninsula. What causes made the Flor-
ida Platform emerge as a Peninsula? Was it
the limestone sediment deposits from dead
marine creatures building up over thousands
of years that freed Florida from the sea? This
question will be provided in the next edition
of "A Walk in the Past." I hope you enjoyed
this story. Please contact the Clewiston Mu-
seum if you have questions, artifacts, pic-
tures, or a "Whale of a Tale." The Museum's
hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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Millard Wagnon received an Oscar for
best performance as a volunteer in
recognition of his service to Bay Pines
VA Healthcare System and local veter-
ans. The award was made on April 6 at
the Department of Veterans Affairs An-
nual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
at the Lexington Country Club. Millard
makes it possible for Hendry County
veterans to get to appointments at the
Fort Myers VA Clinic and Bay Pines
by providing transportation. Millard
was recognized for his 13 years, 4,825
hours as a VA volunteer 289 hours
this fiscal year alone. He will be eligi-
ble for the 5,000 hour pin at the end of
this year. In 2006 he received a 3,750
hour pin and has received certificates
of recognition every year since. Millard
is pictured with Jean Fisler, Volunteer
Clyde and Kimberly Maddox are proud
to announce the graduation of their
son, James Maddox, with Honors, Cum
Laude from Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity. On May 3, 2009, James graduated
with a Major in Civil Engineering and
a Minor in Environmental Engineering.
While attending FGCU James was in-
volved in the Florida Engineering Soci-
ety Student Chapter, American Society
of Civil Engineering Student Chapter
(Founding President) and The Engi-
neering and Computer Science Honor
Society. James was on the President's
List twice and the Dean's List five
times. James is a 2005 graduate of La-
Belle High School.
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LaBelle Elementary School C.H.A.M.P.S. fourth graders ended The Great Florida
Writing Race which took them through the state on a virtual writing tour. The stu-
dents earned prizes like scooters and bicycles a great way to rev up interest
in reading and writing skills.
Rev up writing engines
Writers put the pedal to the metal at L.E.S.
The checkered flag flew over the
C.H.A.M.P.S. fourth grade students at LaBelle
Elementary School on Wednesday, May 27.
The group of sixty students celebrated the
end of the over twenty week-long writing
race and their success on the FCAT Writes
test for the 2008-2009 school year.
Each student accelerated through a writ-
ing program called "The Great Florida Writ-
ing Race," which was funded through a gen-
erous grant provided by CitiGroup.
"The program utilizes twenty pit stops de-
signed to challenge the writers," remarked
Jada Fleming, fourth grade teacher.
"Each pit stop requires the student to pro-
duce evidence of a particular writing skill,
and takes them on avirtual path through our
The pit stop destinations included Flori-
da's state capital in Tallahassee, a manatee
sanctuary in Crystal River Springs, and of
course, the Daytona 500 Speedway.
The remaining stops included Florida
cities of historical and geographical impor-
tance. Students that successfully completed
the twenty-destination tour were entered
into a prize drawing.
"Through the team mentor CitiGroup
funding, we were able to purchase motiva-
tional prizes like scooters and bicycles," Tam-
my Bass, fourth grade teacher commented.
"This grant provided the means necessary to
really jumpstart our fourth graders and truly
boost excitement about writing."
The race began in October and ran
through the FCAT assessment in February.
The arrival of scores in early May marked the
finish line for these authors.
Congratulations to the prizewinners
from this contest: Brianna Alanis, Annalysa
Montes, Antonio Rodriguez, Rhyan Heg-
gie, Aspen Rowe, Miranda Pequeno, Angel
Browning, Anthony Cisnero, Xiomara Mar-
tinez, Noella Vargas, Jonathan Monroy, Allie
Anderson, Charlie Lynn, Sidney Davis and
All of these young writers truly steered
themselves toward a winning finish at La-
Belle Elementary School.
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Classic 3BR/4BA riverfront
home w/den, full bar, dock
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Boaters dream location and
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3BR/2BA + large Florida
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and a 3 car garage with
apartment. This is the ideal
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3BR/2 BA riverfront home
includes a covered boat
house w/ 12,000 # boat lift.
Owner says bring all offers.
240 ft of navigable creek
front. River access and dock
permit. Deed restricted
community, .72 +/- ac.
.45 +/ ac cul-de-sac lot
w/approx. 175 ft of water
frontage & tons of privacy.
80+/- ac income producing
citrus grove w/microjet irri
gation. Can be split for end-
Oak hammock, cypress and
palmettos grace this 48.07
+/- ac w/flowing creek,
43.32 +/ ac of oaks, pines,
cypress trees, & pasture.
Well & power on site.
40 +/- ac of serenity in a
park like setting located in
20 +/- ac. Backs up to Lykes
Brothers, fenced on three
Beautiful wooded 5+/-acres
in Muse $125,000.
2.5 to 5+/-in Pioneer
$19,900 to $65,000.
5 acres in Ladeca. $54,900.
Montura acreage tracts.
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* Beautiful custom built home on river
w/high ceilings, split floor plan, stainless steel
appliances, caged pool and large patio area.
* Horse lovers welcome! 4/2.5 on 3.24+/ in
Port LaBelle Ranchettes. 2,500 sq. ft of living
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- 3/2 on oversied corner lot in Port LaBelle.
* Cozy 2/1 in Port 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
* Nice 3/1 CBS in Port LaBelle Seller says
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
* Corporate ow n~ home w/2 car
garage, large kitMdll oversized den.
Seeds some TlCQWfICT
* 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 owned Immaculate 3/2 CBS
home with ceramifIlNJEl ut home, tile
roof and near to fQNT AC!Gs. $72,900.
* Corporate owned in Lehigh! 3/2 CBS home
with a den Ceramic ile, solid surface counter,
great floor plan $61,900.
* Corporate owned! 3/2 CBS home in nice
subdivision in Iehigh Acres, corner lot and
plenty of living area. $59,900.
* Corporate owned! 4/2 in LaBelle city limits
on 45+/- acre, with over 1,970 sq. 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
* Corporate owned! 4/2 located in Sun-N-
lakes Subdivision near lake Placid $55,500.
* Corporate owned! 3/1 in Lehigh Acres.
1,144 sq ft of living area with 1 car garage.
- Corporate owned! Investors, a little TLC and
this duplex will be worth your investment.
2006 CBS 3/2 duplex. $54,900.
* 3/2 home in Port LaBelle. A little TIC will
bring it a long way $49,900
- Corporate owned: 3/2 CBS home with over
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Lehigh Acres. $,90
* Corporate P lJmaculate 3/2 CBS
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* Corporate owned: 2/2 CBS home with pri
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* Corporate owned Handman special -2005
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* Corporate owned! 2/1 CBS home centrally
located in Lehigh Acres. $39,000.
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little TLC will b D i ig home alive.
* Great investment potential! 1BR/1B home
on a corner lot. Homes needs some work..
but is priced to sell. $25,000.
* Corporate owned: 3/1 with over 1,(56+/- of
living area needs some work but what a deal!
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in Lehigh Ac s' W take this one
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has it all, spacious family room, master suite
w/ office, covered porch, and fencing for hors-
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* Immaculate 4/2 on 9.54 acres. Spacious liv-
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* Plenty of room for gardening on these
2.29+/ acres with a 3/2 manufactured home.
Motivated seller. $150,000.
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only $42,000. Possible seller financing.
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* Prime 20+/- ac potential commercial parcel
located near West Glades Elem. in Muse &just
minutes away from LaBelle. $3.50 per sq ft.
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S2 ac. located in City limits. Zoned Industrial.
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* SHORT SALE! This is a great deal on a 2
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* 2005 manufactured 3/2 home located on
2.31+/- acres with beautiful oaks, fenced,
carport with enclosed workshop! Great
* CBS 2/2 home located on an oversized lot
on Pollywog Creek with dock & fenced
dog yard. Spanish tile roof, tile through
out with many up grades. Pollywog Creek
provides direct access to Caloosahatchee
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Benefit for memorial planned
An organizers meeting for Fallen Heroes
Benefit will be held at the VFW Hall Satur-
day, June 6, at 9 a.m. The American Legion
Post 130, LaBelle Moose Lodge 2398 and
the VFW Post 10100 are working together to
benefit the LaBelle Veteran's Memorial. Any
one wishing to help and/or volunteer are
welcome to attend.
4-H Residential Camp
Hendry County 4-H will be camping at
Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid July 6 -10.
The camp is open to youth ages 8 to 13 as
of September 1, 2008. The camp is filled
with many fun activities throughout the day.
The cost of the camp is $185 which includes
lodging, meals, t-shirt and snacks. For more
information, contact the 4-H office at 674-
4092 or 983-1598.
Mini health fairs slated
Come to the Mini Health Fair at Colling-
swood Apartments Thursday, June 11, at 9
a.m. 4001 Collingswood Parkway, with Ace
Home Health, license # 299992183. Open to
Then again at Labelle Commons Thurs-
day, June 11, at 10a.m. 284Bryan Ave. Open
to the Public.
Free memory mobile services
Sebring The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
of the Alzheimer's Association is bringing
NICE HOME LOCATED ON DEAD END
STREET with lovely homes all around. This
lovely home offers 3 bedrooms 2 baths a I
car garage with a split floor plan $45,500.
to town its fully equipped mobile office, the
"Memory Mobile," to provide free services
to local residents. Visitors can obtain a free
memory screening, literature related to Al-
zheimer's disease and caregiver concerns,
view caregiver training videos, or talk with
Lisa Rodriguez, Program Specialist, about
their families' specific needs. In addition,
Lisa will train on how to maintain your brain
and will offer tips on how to live a "brain
"Memory Mobile" Free Memory Screen
June 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Palm Terrace, 301
Gloria Ave., Clewiston, Lisa Rodriguez, Pro
June 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oakbrook of La-
Belle, 250 Broward. LaBelle, Lisa Rodriguez,
"Maintain Your Brain", How To Live a
Brain Healthy Lifestyle! (Caregiver Training)
June 30, 10 a.m.-noon, Barron Library, 461
North Main Street, LaBelle, Lisa Rodriguez,
Think summer safety
Come to the Summer Safety Day or kids
of all ages, presented by Integrity Martial Arts
Saturday, June 6, beginning at noon. HCSO
K-9 officers and SWAT team will be on hand
along with EMS and fire department person
nel. Parents can improve their kids' safety by
having them fingerprinted. There will be lots
to do and see all for free! Call 675-4974 for
$299,900 HORSE FARM. FAU wood fenc
ing with cross fencing. A 6 stall barn with
tack room and inside isle with all amenities
for full horse care. asy access to Highway
78, close to L.aBell and only a 25 minute
drive to Ft. Myers Very nice home with
brck front. MIS#2 0917682
LIVE IN CITY with the feel of the country! $69,500 2/ ON A FENCED .4 acre
Features include: large trees, big yard, eat-in with beautiful oaks and landscaped corner
kitchen, plenty ofstorage, large master ath lot. Property offersa a detached carport
with 2 sinks, ceramic tile and carpet, small front porch and a storage shed
$245,000. MLS#2001839901 MiL#2008660l41
RIVER FRONT PROPERTY with Gulf
Access. Zoned for horses, so you can have it
all, the boat, the horses and lots of land to
play on! $729,900. MLS#200920874
$115,000 MANUFACTURED HOME
located in Moore Haven Yacht Club, a 55
and over community. Easy access to Lake
Okeechobee for boating and fishing
$195,000 BRICK HOME with 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths wood like &carpet floors.
New kitchen cabnets,with open area to liv-
ing and dinning rom. Also for rent at
18001I.l a month MLS#210811329
$55,000 1HIS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH
2005 well maintained manufactured home is
great for first time buyer or the investor
GREAT POTENTIAL with this extra large
home located in a quiet area of lehigh
Acres. This 3 bedroom 2 hath home with
den has upgraded tile throughout the
home. $59,900. MLS#200919126
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274 N Bridge St
Mel King Lic. RE Broker
RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE, INC.
45 South Riverview LaBelle, FL
FEATURES OF THE WEEK!
3BR/2BA 2005 MANUFACTURED HOME on 5.9+/acres, screen patio,
covered front porch, fenced, workshop and detached garage $ 229,000
2BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME on 25 +/-acres $95,000
FORECLOSURE 3Br/2Bia lf DI) N sq ft living area $91,900
BANK OWNED two story charmer w/detached garage and 3,500 sq ft.
living area $75,500
WATERFRONT LOTi +/ acre lot on protected navigable oxbow w/
direct access to river. $139,500
3BI/2BA WATERFRONT HOME w/125 Caloosahatchee River frontage.
TWO BUILDABLE LOTS desirable in town neighborhood 200+/ ft. on
water w 60' dock & protected boat harbor No corps setback, build at
rver's edge! Sold together as package! NOW $499,900 OWNER
SELLER MOTIVATED Wooded ac riverfront Hwy 78 west $245,000
3BRI2BA MANUFACTURED HOME in town $69,900
BH/2BA MOBILE in the city $71,000.
3BR/2BA HOME ON OVERSIZED LOT large family room and tile
Y ACRE (6 LOTS on corner of Hwy 78 & Commanchee 125' x 250
3BR/2BA HOME! Large Oaks and nicely landscaped $119,900
4R/2BA HOME! Seller will contribute towards dosing costs! $124,900
2BRBA MOBILE in Ortona w/great iews of the river $149,500.
3BR/2BA CUSTOM HOME- Sellerwill considerall offers. $164,000
3BH/2BA WELL MAINTAINED MOBILE HOME on 3 lots. $180,000
MIULTI FAMILY ZONED PROPERTY w/remodeled 2/2 "CrackerStyle"
Houseon 60 +/ acre $209,000
HOMES ON ACREAGE
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. 20 m/ acres, multifamily Residential
lots facing proposed Helms Road Extenton, just east of the EDISON
S'IAfE COLI. GE, CURIIS CAMPUS site, $1,000
3BR/2BA MOBILE on 2.5 acres $145,900.
4BP/2BA MOBILE HOME! 5+/- Acres, cleared w/fence and pond.
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! BRr/2Ba + den CBS home on 5+/- ac.
in the country $199,900 POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE
12+/- ACRES W/BR/2BA CBS HOME fronting on Hwy 78 West of
3BR/2BA HOME on 137+/- Acre! Commercial Zoned, Hwy Frontage.
3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/ acres in Felda. $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13.3+/ acres zoned A
2, can be divided, Perfect for Agri-Businessl
2 +/ACRES IN FELDA frontingon Hwy29 possible commercial /oning.
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 avalable)
ATTENTION INVESTORS OR HOME BUILDERS... 2,09 m/ Acres with
large, beautiful oaks in Desirable, well Established Neighborhood w/
Paved Road Frontage $58,520
64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than $8,600/acre.
LOTS AVAILABLE Please call for details
Marilyn Sears licensed Realstae Brer alesAssociates-Nancy
Hendrickso Margaret Whatley Yonme Doll Consuelo Tar Lope
Judy Cross McClure, Emily Fgured Mary Harris,
elim. SDnT Janet Papinwand Shelly Cole h
3/2 in Moore Iaven
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
4/2 Newer MH on o/f
Ac, Seller Motivated
3/2 on 2 a Ac Recent
Updates 1436 Sq Ft.
3/2 on 6 Ac, Marshall
Field Rd. Seller
3/2 on 30 Ac in Muse,
Oaks, Creek, & Great
3/1 CBS in town,
2/2 in Port LaBelle,
large porch. $74,000.
2/2 Great Starter in
Port LaBelle $79,000
3/2 in town, corner lot
3/2 in Belmont, Short
3/2 Modular, Make
3/2 in Laurel Oaks,
needs TLC, Seller
3/2 +Den on small
lake, Seller relocating
4/2 in Muse Country
Cabin on 2+ Ac
3/2 on 2 Ac in Montura
3/2 in Gated Riverbend
Estates, Seller says
Make Offer $225,000
3/2 on 2.8 Ac in Pt
4/3 in Caloosa Estates
on Cul-de-Sac, Re-
duced to $299,000
4/2+Den CBS Custom
on 3 Ac w/80 Ft Barn,
and 2/2 mobile
3/2 Upgrades adorn
CBS Country Pool
riding arena, 13 Ac
1/2 Acre Commercial
I.ot on Davis St.
2 Stee ljM ER I Ac,
.Hea, iN T rial,
4640 sq. It. hanger. Air
port access. 1-2.
State Road 80 Corner
V' Ac, B-I w/billboard
4800 Sq. Ft. Steel Bldg.
on fenced 1 Ac
Industrial, Short Sale,
2 Steel Bldgs, over 8000
Sq. Ft. Zoned PUD on
2+ Ac $495,000
3 Ac+/- with Bldg on Sr
29, C-2 zoning
4.5Ae, 2400 Steel Bldg
Lease Option $599,000
5 Ac +/- Industrial.
Will split, Cleared &
Filled, Seller Finan
2/2 in River
Old Ft. Denaud I Ac
Hidden Hammock I Ac
High Elevation with
long views, 5 Ac
Spectacular 7 Ac
Pasture w/Oaks, 500 Ft
on the River, Current
3/2 Super CBS River
Iome w/pool on
Oxbow w/dock on dou
ble lot $419,000
4/3 livo Story on 2 Ac
adjoins greenbelt along
the River $425,000
5/8 Estate Home on 5+
Ac, 800 Ft on the River,
Double Dock, Really
LOTS & LAND
$5,900 Port Labelle
Lots, Seller financing
$5,900 Moore Haven
Yacht Club lots
$22,000 1.25 Ac in
$49,000 2.2 Ac Rural
$74,900 1 Ac, Estate
$88,000 6.5 Ac Very
Private, F RD
$100,000 2.5 Ac IIwy
$119,000 4.2 Ac, Muse
$177,000 17 Ac in
$220,000 3.8 AC Oak
FREE MLS ACCESS LINK: WWW.BELLEREALTY.COM
Terri Banky Lie. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Shary Weckwerth; Susan Hill,
Nick Rota, Lisa Andrews, Sandra Alexander
and Roxie Cisneros
14 Caloosa Belle June 4, 2009
Pioneer plans turkey, ham
Pioneer VFD will sponsor a turkey shoot
June 26-27 beginning at 7 p.m. The station
is located at 2400 Hendry Isles Blvd.
Enhanced student services
at EC Hendry-Glades
The newly opened Writing Center, avail-
able to all ESC students, will provide infor
mation and guidance on composition of
required college research papers and other
Ms. Lori Shula of Fort Myers, newly hired
as technician, has been adjunct professor at
the ESC Lee Campus for the past ten years
where she taught composition skills. Ms.
Shula earned a Masters Degree in Counsel-
ing from University of South Florida and is a
licensed mental health counselor. She states
that improved writing skills can lead to in-
creased confidence and efficiency. These
qualities are of long-term benefit to the stu-
dent academically and professionally.
For further information call 863-674-
Diaper bank needs donations
Carol Townsend, Patriot Title Services
825 E. Cowboy Way #109, is helping Des-
tiny Diaper Bank by being a drop off loca
tion for much needed diapers.
Destiny Diaper Bank has opened a loca-
tion in Lehigh Acres to service the residence
in LaBelle as well as Lehigh in need of dia
pers for babies, handicapped children/
adults and the elderly. "The need in LaBelle
is great and we can't keep the shelves filled.
We have many families driving to our Le-
High Acres location from LaBelle each
week. The waiting list for federal assistance
with diapers is five years." said Rebecca
They are in desperate need of all sizes
of diapers to help the less fortunate. Please
help them help families by dropping off dia-
pers at Patriot Title Services.
If you are in need of diapers, please call
Rebecca Hines (239) 910-8198 for the store
hours and requirements.
Destiny Diaper Bank is a 501c3. www.
Apply for Kiwanis adult
The LaBelle Kiwanis Scholarship Com-
mittee has completed interviewing gradu-
ating LHS students for scholarships and is
planning to begin the process for adults
and continuing education students. This
opportunity is made possible through you,
the people of LaBelle, by supporting the
Kiwanis Thrift Store. After operating costs,
which are kept as minimal as possible, the
profits go back into our community. The
scholarship program is only one way this
is accomplished. The adult and continuing
education interviews will be held in July.
You may pick up your applications at the
Thrift Store or the Chamber of Commerce
beginning the last week in May.
Summer dance camp
Universe AllStar Cheer & Dance Summer
Camp, Water days, crafts, movies, lunch
and snacks provided. Ages 5 and up. $50
per week. Located at 110 South Industrial
Loop Road (in the first War Eagle Building)
Youth Summer Program!
Firehouse Cultural Center is hosting the
theatrical music summer program. Our
show this year is "WIPE OUT." Program
begins June 8 finishing July 12. The 5 week
program cost $75.00 per child. Ages 6-17.
Children will learn all aspects of the theater
from building the set, lights and sounds,
singing, dancing and acting. Registration is
May 26 and 28 from 5-7 p.m.
For more information please contact
Emily Ankeney 863 673 0141.
Customers appreciated at
Customer Appreciation Day at Seacoast
National Bank! Come in to meet your branch
manager and staff on June 4, from 5:30-7
p.m. Refreshments will be served and one
visitor will win a hurricane cooler! For more
information, please call 863-675-2300.
Girl Scouts will Decorate,
Dazzle and Dance
All girls in kindergarten through 5th grade
are invited to "Decorate, Dazzle and Dance"
on Friday, June 5, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
at Carlson Memorial United Methodist
Church, 310 Campbell Street in LaBelle.
Girls do not need to be Girl Scouts to at-
tend. Girls will make jewelry, have a spa
style hand treatment, design and paint a
canvas tote bag, learn some new dance
moves, and make books all about them
To register, call Barbara Van Essen at
800-586-3186 ext. 404 by June 1. The $15
per girl fee can be paid at the event. Bring a
bag lunch and drink. Early drop off is avail-
able on request. Parents are invited to come
from 5:00 to 5:30 to watch the girls perform
a dance and learn about Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida serves
almost 11,000 girls in Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Highlands, Hardee,
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Kids: Come to safety event
Integrity Martial Arts along with HCSO
K-9 unit, SWAT, Fire and EMS will be doing
a summer safety day June 6. There will be
bike safety, 911, fire safety, fingerprinting,
stranger danger, bully self-defense along
with other surprises. Fun for all ages. The
events will start at noon in the Grandeur
Oaks Plaza located at 870 W Hickpochee
Ave. Call for more details 863-675-4974
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Barron Library will kick off its summer
reading program with a "Mad Hatter Tea
Party," targeting preschooler and early el-
ementary age children. The event will be at
the library on Saturday morning, June 6, at
Throughout the summer the library
will host a weekly story time each Tuesday
morning at 10:30. At least once a month it
will be a themed event that will include a
fun activity as well. Complete details of each
event will be available at the library.
Mark your calendars now and plan on
bringing the kids to Barron Library for a fun
time of learning.
Masons to meet
LaBelle Masonic Lodge #379 F&AM will
present certificates of appreciation to La-
Belle Lodge members who are active or re
tired law enforcement officers at their June
Regular meetings are the second and
fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m.
The lodge is located on Jaycee-Lions Drive.
Fundraiser for Lucy's Angels
Curves in LaBelle is having a yard sale
fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, to help Lu-
cy's Angels. If you have any items that you
would like to donate for the sale, please
drop them off at the Curves location in
LaBelle and don't forget to stop by Curves
on June 6 and check out the items for sale.
Special thanks to Mary B for all her efforts.
Watch Belmont Stakes,
support good cause
The 'Run for the Carnations', better
known as the Belmont Stakes horse race,
will be held as is tradition in New York on
June 6 about 6 p.m. It is the third of the
Triple Crown races. The Kentucky Derby or
'Run for the Roses' is first with the Preak
ness Stakes or 'Run for the Black-Eyed Su-
san's' as the middle race.
Saturday, June 6, starting at 4 p.m. there
will be a Belmont Stakes Party in the newly
opened Port LaBelle Inn Restaurant. There
will be food and drinks, prizes for picking
the winning horse and free appetizers. Pro-
ceeds of the race betting will go to the Hen-
dry-Glades Crisis Center for the Abused and
Battered in Hendry and Glades Counties, a
non-profit 401c3 corporation. Please come
support this worthy cause, wear a carnation
or buy one there and enjoy the race, food
and fun. Door prizes and entertainment
will be provided. Dress is LaBelle Casual...
(shirts required, no flip-flops).
Horse enthusiasts of all ages are encour-
aged to come. Call to make reservations at
Class of 1989 plans reunion
Friday, Oct. 23 Homecoming Football
Game; Party at Oxbow with karaoke.
Saturday, Oct. 24, -Family BBQ at River
side Retreat; Evening Fun at Rodeo Bar &
Grill (DJ playing 80's hits)
Sunday, Oct. 25, Breakfast at Barron
For more information: Email LHS1989
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jeni Da-
vidson Dyess at 863-673-4910.
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'05 $700 561-447-2122
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ANTIQUE JOHN Deere
Model B New rubber
and mag $3000.
CHEST FREEZER 6.5 cu
ft. like new, frigid air
$200/or best offer.
Chest style freezer, new
condition $100. LaBelle
Kenmore, 2 yrs. old
exc. condition BHR
Kenmore, 2 yrs. old, ex-
cel. cond. BHR $125.
GLASS TOP Stove GE,
works great $400/neg.
daire excellent condi-
tion like new $250.
$250. (239)250-3729 or
top freezer, tan color,
good condition, $50.
white, exc cond., incl:
drain hose & hoses
WASHER Sears. In
good used condition.
WASHER AND Dryer -
Roper brand W&D.
Great working condi-
tion. Must pick up.
$100/or best offer.
White metal. Queen on
bottom. $125/or best
CRIB Labelle. Nice
wood on wheels. No
STUFFED ANIMALS -
30" Elmo and bear. Like
new (Okee) $10/will
WHITE DIAPER table -
Rood condition, Muse.
WOOD WHITE Toddler
bed Good condition,
matress included. Muse.
CAR COLLECTION -
Hot Wheels, Match Box,
NASCAR. $2800 or best
Brand new. Must sell.
$ 5 0 0 / neg.
house interactive cur-
riculum 7th grader,
WINDOWS 2000 Used.
- Inclds speakers &
mouse. $250/or best
COUCH, LOVESEAT & 2
end tbls beige, suede
w/ rec. good cond
CENTER with 27" TV
FUTON, Sealy Mattress
w/cover. Wood arms.
Excellent condition. $70
MATTRESS & Box -
New, Queen, Pillowtop,
King-Koil, after 6 $600.
MATTRESS horse hair,
twin size, $200 or best
QUEEN SIZE dream
foam mattress 8" this
bedding is brand new.
never used, $500.
SOFA & LOVESEAT -
beige pattern, $50
size pink $100/or
TWO PIECE L shape
sofa Bassett carmel
color nice $400/neg.
12 GAUGE Rem. 105-
CTI 3" w/26"vent.rib
9MM Beretta 92FS,
50rds fired, hi-
WITH CASE AMMO
BERETTA 950BS 25
ACP Holster 200 rounds
ammo Pocket gun
BERETTA 950BS 25
ACP Holster 200 rounds
ammo Pocket gun
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
M1A BUSH RIFLE WITH
CASE 308 AMMO &5
20RD MAGS $2950.
MOSSBERG 535 12
gauge Pistol grip Adj
buttstock camo $500.
REMINGTON 22/250 -
With Bull Barrel, 6x15
Smith & Wesson 40
cal. auto & Ruger 45
cal. colt revolver, $900
sell sep. (863)697-6095
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GOLDS GYM w/ bench
& weights $400.00
ETTE smoking alter-
JOHN WAYNE Full set
per item. $50.
tires 37x1350x17 8
WATER TANKS (3) -
medium size, $150 will
ELECTRIC VIOLIN -
Fender, 4/4 case, strap
DOG Free to Day-Rider
4yo Catahoula X gyp
not yet used on cattle
should make a good
one leave message $0.
FISH TANK 50 gal. -
$150/or best offer.
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Rabbit cage w/ all ac-
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WELSH PONY Saddle
& 2 Saddle Pads Includ-
ed. Very good w/chil-
REC5900 w 2-drawer
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SEARS NORDITRAC El-
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ANGLE GRINDER -
Craftsman 4 1/2",
Brand New. $35.
DRILL & Saw Combo -
Craftsman, 18V Batter-
ies, Mint. $75.
GARDEN ROTO TILLER
- Front Tiller, 5 hp.
$250 or best offer.
GENERATOR Briggs &
Stratton, 5500 watts,
13HP, never used, $500
firm. Call 863-357-0256
POWER PAINT SPRAY-
ER $250 or best offer.
Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
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ly,grn broke w/tack
$900/or best offer.
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CRAFTSMAN 42 in Rid-
ing Mower Good con-
dition, some spare
parts. In Clewiston.
CRAFTSMAN SELF pro-
pelled mower one
LAWN TRACTOR -
NEW PUSH MOWER 6.0
HP 3 IN ONE 22"CUT
NEW MURRAY 6.0 HP
CONVERTIBLE 22" CUT
,3 IN ONE,6.0 BRIGGS
22265X8J,22RB PUSH 3
IN 1. $200/or best of-
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PUSH MOWER Runs
Good, Cheap $35.
RIDING MOWER Mur-
ry, 40" cut, 14HP, good
condition, $300. Call
SNAPPER 30" rider -
4yr old exce.cond $500.
UTILITY TRAILER -
used 5'x8' 36001b axel
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Blueberry $13, Figs $25,
Pecans $60, Papaya $10
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DUPLEX 3 Bdrm. in the
Belmont area of LaBelle,
Efficiency 1 BR, 1BA.
Water, light & cable in-
cluded. Fenced in yard.
$680 mo. 863-612-5037
3/2 newer mfg. home on
10 fenced acres,
1BR, 1BA, Non smok.
env. No pets. $500 mo.
+ good ref's & sec. Call
(863) 675-5968 Margaret
Barber Real Estate
LABELLE 2br in town,
under the Oaks, some
util furn., Furn or un-
furn, New appls to incld
W/D, Call 863-517-1000
LaBelle 3 BR on 2/2
Acres, 50 Ft. Covered
Porch, Large Liv., Kitch,
Din. & Den. $750 mo.
LABELLE: Efficiency in
town, nice neighbor-
hood. $350/mo. Call
LEHIGH DUPLEX 3/2,
near 82 & Bell Blvd. No
pets. $650/mo. Call
OLD FLORIDA HOUSE -
near U-Save, LaBelle,
2BR/1BA, city water &
septic, room a/c's, no
pets, lease, ref's, $650
mo. + $650 sec.
PORT LABELLE 3br 2ba
No Pets, Non-smok env.
Margaret Barber Real
PRETTY TWO ROOM
COTTAGE near U-
Save, LaBelle; fur-
nished, city water &
septic, no pets, $500
mo. + $500 sec., lease,
A Farm Labor Rental Community
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Estate w/pool, 4BR/4BA
home, large workshop.
2839 SR 80 LaBelle
3 br, 2 ba, on Dolly St.,
$440 mo. + electric &
sec dep of $300
DW 3/2, 2004 model,
stone fireplace, nice
neighborhood. $850 &
$850 deposit. ref re-
FELDA 2BR 2BA Private
lot in an orange grove.
$400 mo. 239-369-9567
LaBelle 3br, 2ba, Cent.
A/C, Remodeled. $600.
mo. + $600. Sec. dep.
239-368-5941. Lv msg
Acres area, 2br/2ba. Only
$85 per week + dep.
863-673-6362. Call now!
Near LaBelle, 2br, 1 1/2
bath. Partly furnished
$110/wk + security
New 2br/2bath double-
wide located in 55 yrs
or older gated commu-
nity on river in Moore
Haven. $650 monthly
with carport and shed.
Call Kenny at
SPACE Cowboy Way &
Kennedy Blvd. 5'x10'
$42.80 mo. incl. tax.
8'x10' $53.50 mo. incl.
tax. 10'xlO' $58.85 mo.
incl. tax. 8'x25' $96.30
mo. incl. tax. 24 hr ac-
cess $25 returnable key
Condo, 1 bed, sleeps
4/6, on the beach,
many amenities. July
18-July 25 $650 for wk
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$79,900 Port LaBelle,
3/2/lcg, CBS. mint con-
dition, hardly lived in.
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Mobile Home Angels
MH 2BR 2BA on 2.6 acs
Double 3 Acres. Needs
work. $49,900 or best
$299/mo wac. On Your Lot
10 models to choose from
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BASS TRACKER 17ft,
14hp Johnson with ac-
cessories $3000 or best
KAYAK 2 man, sit on
top, by Pelican 129,
MILITARY ENSIGN 37'
1982 Fiberglass hull.
As Is. $1475.
DUTCHMAN 1995 -
w/florida room $160 lot
ENCOUNTER BY EN-
COUNTER 36' 1984 -
needs work. Dual
AC, 6.5KW Onan,
good tires. Price ne-
FORETRAVEL RV 1983
Runs sleeps 4 livable
need TLC or parts/trade
1989 21' motorhome.
New tires, paint, awn-
13-18 mpg $3000.
'97 MERC 200 EFI sht
shaft w/controls SS
prop, low hrs, fresh wtr
4 HP Outboard 1985 4
HP Evinrude Outboard,
Run good, good shape
4 HP Outboard 1985 4
HP Evinrude Outboard,
Run good, good shape
600 1996 New rear
tirer good condition.
1100VT 1994 Excel-
lent condition, low
miles. Extras. Runs per-
YAMAHA V-STAR 650
1998 new clutch 58K
mis runs good $1900.
ATV TIRES 2004 Set
of ATV tires, 4 lugg pat-
tern, Call for info: $100.
HONDA 110 HONDA
Select gokart for sale
needs clutch runs
good. needs battery for
ey to work but it has a
pullstart. $500/or best
For more listings,
CHEVROLET 2004 -
Cavalier 121k miles ex-
CLASSIC 1986 run
great ac $2800/or best
CLASSIC 1986 run
great & ac $3000.
LIER 1998 Must Sell.
$1 500/ neg
VETTE 1984 Runs
but needs tic $2500,
CHEVY CAVALIER '02 -
4dr, auto, a/c, pw, pl,
cd, gas saver, extra
clean car. $3495
FORD ESCORT 1996 -
2 Door Hatchback, 5
Speed manual, Cold
A/C, Excellent Tires,
Runs Great, Good on
gas, Good Clean Car,
air bags, 1 owner
1997 Very clean, runs
good, fully loaded
1987 RUNS GOOD
KIA SEPHIA 1996 -
runs needs clutch work
2002 33 MPG, Rims,
System $3800/or best
NISSAN 300ZX 1987 -
Runs but needs tic,
have 1988 for parts
CHEVY P/U '51, 80%
Complete w/350 Came-
ra eng, & Trans. $3500
1999 4x4 Mud Truck,
Must See!! $2250/neg.
CHEVY BLAZER '99 4
dr, 4x4, new tires,
brakes & a/c, loaded,
looks & runs great
1989 Sahara, 4.2L,
lifted, 5sp, custom parts
DODGE DUMP Truck
D350 '85 Dually
dump body, runs good
V8- 4SPT 1,800/neg.
Call 305-370-5647 Cle-
FORKLIFT, 1998 JCB,
4x4, diesel engine,
$16,500/best offer Call
1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
NEEDS FRONT CLIP -
RUNS GOOD $1200.
4 TOYOTA Rims 16 in.
alloy $250/or best offer
CHEVY 327 HIGH PER-
FORMANCE PARTS -
One price for all. Ortona
CORVETTE RIMS (5)
WITH TIRES 5 ALUMI-
NUM RIMS WITH TIRES
GOOD YEAR EAGLE
255/50/ZR16 CAME OFF
OF 1984 CORVETTE
GOOD TREAD 3 AL-
MOST BRAND NEW
Drive Trans Axel -
PICK UP Topper 8 foot
white Good Condition
RIMS 4 new, perfect
condition, fits Scion TC
$400 or best offer
RIMS AND tires 20 inch
tires are falken ziex
about two months old
v 1/2 Ton 4X4 '03
w/rebuilt convert. $400.
VOYAGER REAR seat -
$ 1 2 5 / neg.
Chevy pickup '98, stan-
dard, 109K miles.
$1600 or best offer
CHEVY SILVERADO '04
4x4, crew cab, 59k
miles. $18,000 or best
FORD RANGER 1993-
4-cyl, a/c, 5-spd
$2000/or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER 4'
x 8' Single Axle. Spare
new tire & wheel.
$600/or best offer.
For more listings,
WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHI-
CLES BY AUCTION 340 N. INDUS-
TRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL, 33935
ON THE FOLLOWING DATES DUE
TO NON-PAYMENT FOR TOWING
AND STORAGE CHARGES PURSU-
ANT TO SUB SECTION 713,78 OF
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ASSOCIATED WITH SR 29 SIDEWALK PROECT FROM CHURCH
ROAD TO CR 830A IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
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OPENING DATE: June 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing pro
fessional services in connecton with the constructsn of a sidewalk on SR
29 from Church Road to CR 830A. Firms submitting must have expertise in
construction administation, quality assurance testing, and compliance with
the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestmen Act and any other require-
ments that FDOOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposers shall have
all services available In-house or may propose multiple frms which have
joined together to provide the various required disciplinary services in order
to offer a complete submission. Individuals and firms properly registered
in the State of Flonda are encouraged to submit their qualifcations for con-
sideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions Requirements) received
in response to this RQ wil be reviewed by a County Evauation Commit
tee In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board
of County Commissioners at the C. Hall Building (Clerks Oce) in the
Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelie
Floda by 2 00 p.m. June 17, 200 at which time all responses to this re-
quest will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses.
A copy of the Instructions and RFQ Documents can be obtained from the
Hendry County Purchaing Office, located at 165 S Lee Street, Laelle, FL
(for pick up) Pot Office Box 2340, LaBele, FL 33975 (maling address) or
by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RF documents will be emailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent va email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendy County to award any contracts,
to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, 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 RFQ if it is in the best interest of the County to do so.
Hendry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation
Board of County Commissioner
Janet B Taylor, Chairoman
321795 CB/CN 5/28;6/4,11/09
Ken Fuller, Co-Captain of the Glades
County, Port LaBelle Citizens on Pa-
trol Program, talks about the success
of the program during the recent Port
LaBelle Ranchettes Property Owners
On Saturday, May 9, the Port LaBelle
Ranchettes Property Owners Association
held its semi-annual community meeting
on Frontier Circle. Invited guests included
Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter
Long and Glades County Tax Collector Gail
Jones, who both provided important infor-
mation and answered residents' questions
on various issues. Their attendance and par-
ticipation is greatly appreciated.
In addition, Ken Fuller, the Co-Captain
of the Glades County, Port LaBelle Citizens
on Patrol Program, gave a brief update and
overview of this successful program. Mr.
Fuller noted that any resident in the Glades
County, Port LaBelle patrol areas who will
be gone for an extended period of time this
summer and needs a residence check, can
contact him or Co-Captain Roger Saunders
to make arrangements to fill out the Citizen's
Observer Patrol Residence Check. Mr. Fuller
can be reached at 863-673-4660, and Mr.
Saunders can be reached at 863-675-6288.
Thank you to Mr. Fuller and Mr. Saunders,
as well as Sheriff Stuart Whiddon and the
Glades County Sheriff's Department for their
support of this important program.
Last week I told you to use soda in your
cake mix. I forgot to say" in place of water."
Can you believe it's graduation time? I know
that we are all so proud of Hobbs and Chelsey
and all the other students who "made it."
To make your crock pot roasts extra ten-
der pour a half can of cola over it with an
envelope of onion soup mix. Cook on high
for the first hour to brown it.
Keep a small notebook and pencil in your
pocketbook. Any time you have to wait, on
the kids or appointments, start a list. Either
grocery or a to-do list.
When you get older you have more time
to "ponder." Here are some ponderings:
I thought about making a fitness video
called" Pumping Rust..".....or....
Forms always ask who to contact in case
of an emergency. We should write.....A Good
If you lend someone $20 and never see
them again, it was probably a wise invest-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
HENDRY COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Tourist Development Council
will hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday June 9, 2009, at the Cle-
wiston Museum Theater rom, located at 109 central Avenue, Clewiston,
FL. This meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a
cord of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings s made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which e appeal is to be based.
Tourt Development Council
Karon Turner, Chairman
322550 CB/CN 6/4/09
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposal No. 2009-30
Sealed Proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Henry County, Florida, at the Administrative Wing, Room A 226 (Oerk's
Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E, Hickpochee Ave.,
Laelle, Florida, until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2009, for 'Airglade
Terminal Office #3 Proposals will be opened on Thursday, June 18, 2009
at 2 p or shortly thereafte, in the Administratve Wing, outside Room
A226 (Clerk's Office) in the Hendry County Courthouse Complex, 25 E
Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle, Florida.
A copy of the Spcifications and Proposers Instructions can be obtained
from the of of the Hendry County Purchasing Department, located at
165 S. Lee St., LaBele, Florda 33935, Post Office Box 2430, LaBelle, Flori-
da 33975, or by scaling (863) 675 520 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.
18 Caloosa Belle June 4, 2009
Christ Central offers
Angel Food to you
Christ Central LaBelle with Angel Food
Ministries would like to offer to the com-
munity in this time of need a place to buy a
large amount of food for a cheap price! This
program allows you to purchase groceries
to feed a family of 4 for a week for only $30.,
along with many other menu items. There
are no requirements, This is for everyone.
Menus and rdering for June or other months
are available online at www.Angelfoodmin-
istries.com, at Christ Central LaBelle office
along with the Salvation Army in Clewiston.
We will be now taking orders on-site
at the Salvation Army in Clewiston better
known as the Baptist Church Annex Build-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will hold a public hearing
on the following peton on June 9, 2009 at 5:05 p.m., at the City of Clewiston, Commission Chambers, 115 W
Ventura Ave, Clewiston, Florida. The BCC will determine if the application is consistent with the Hendry County
Comprehensive Plan and will review the application for consistency with the Hendry County Land Development
Copies of the files and information regarding the petition are available for public inspection at the Hendry County
Planning and Zoning Department, 165 South Lee Street, LaBelle, Florida, and may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m.
All persons wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at said meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings and, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Petition Number: RZ09-00)0
KA. Wallace, represented by HL. Bennett, RE,, L.S
Ordinance title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 98-06 AND RESOLUTION 98-120 BY SPECIFYING THE
MANNER IN WHICH A METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR ROAD REPAIR AND RECLAMATION IS ACCEPT-
ED BY HENDRY COUNTY FOR A MINING AND EXTRACTIVE OPERATION KNOWN AS THE OLD
RIVER GROVES PUD; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, SCRIVENER'S ERRORS; AND AN
8050 Cedarwood Parkway, Port Labelle, FL
37.14 acres +/-
Request: Modify the performance guarantee method of payment to Hendry County from a bond to
per truck basis.
Legal description of subject property:
THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA-
AND THE SOUTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER
OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Janet B. Taylor, Chairwoman
Hendry County Board
of County Commissioners
I u li otc
ing. At this time ONLY for 1 day a month.
Please see the newspaper or call CC Office
to learn more about dates or any other in-
The dates for ordering will be as follows:
On-site ordering at Christ Central LaBelle
Office: June 2-15, 2009; from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
On-site ordering at Salvation Army in
Clewiston: Baptist Church ANEX Building,
335 Central Ave. June 10, 9-2 p.m. THIS Day
Also all orders can be called in to 863-
675-2100 with your credit or debit card only,
or you can place orders online. www.angel-
Pick up food June 27 at Christ Central of-
fice, 120 College St., LaBelle, from 1-3 p.m.
We Accept Visa, Mastercard, food stamps,
check or cash.
** We would like to come to the commu-
nity of Moore Haven also for a day of order-
ing. If anyone in the community has a place
for us to set up and place orders just for 1
day please call us at 863-675-2100! Thank
Join us for
Vacation Bible School
June 22-26th at First Baptist Church of
LaBelle on Main St. in LaBelle, Florida. This
year due to construction we are having Va-
cation Bible School in the Australian out-
back (in the church ball field) evenings from
6-8:30 p.m. "Hop on Board the Boomerang
Express for a train ride through the Austra-
lian Outback. Discover the vastness of God's
love and learn that no matter where you are
or what you do in life, it all comes back to
Jesus." This year's Scripture: I John 4:9
All kids who are 5 years old and entering
kindergarten are invited to come along! We
now have a class through the 8th grade. You
can register online at www.fbclabelle.org,
call us at 863-675-2171 or stop by to fill out a
VBS registration card.
Hop on board the Boomerang Express
and travel to the Land Down Under for a
week of nonstop action as you learn hot it all
comes back to Jesus. Kids discover how to
have relationship with Jesus and learn what
it means to live through Him. It's Vacation
Bible School at Eastside Baptist Church, Cy
press and SR 80 E. Children age kindergar-
ten-grade 6 are admitted from 6-8:30 p.m.
June 15-19. Open to all children K-6. Call
675-2691 for more information.
Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. food and
fellowship at 7 p.m. gospel music and the
word. Pastor for this month is Frank Wood-
ham, who pastors the Church of God of
Prophecy of Moore Haven, located on the
corner of 5th and main at the Palmdale
Life Ministries Church invites all kids of
LaBelle to come join SonRock Kids Camp
Vacation Bible School June 8-12 from 6 to
9 p.m. At SonRock Kids Camp, kids will
learn how their lives can be transformed by
God's great love for them. Also there will be
many activities such as creating crafts, play-
ing games and much more. Life Ministries is
located 725 W. Hickpoochee Ave. For more
information call (863) 675-8855 between 9
a.m. and noon.
Fun at First Christian VBS
Come to Crocodile Dock (where fearless
kids shine in God's Light) at First Christian
Church of LaBelle, corner of Ford and Lee
Streets, from June 9-12 9 a.m.-noon, Kids
entering kindergarten through fifth grade are
welcome. Lunch is included. Join them this
free vacation bible school for Bible Lessons,
games and crafts with a Louisiana Bayou
Help feed the needy
Freedom Counseling and Services Center
(FCSC) is holding a frozen food drive for "Feed
the Need" Food Pantry, within the FCSC facil
ity at 60 Calhoun Drive. They are endeavoring
to help provide more well balanced meals for
the needy and are stocking their freezers with
frozen meats to distribute with other meal
items. The community's help would be great-
ly appreciated. All donations can be dropped
off at the FCSC building on Mondays, Thurs-
days and Fridays for the entire of month of
June between 9 a.m-1 p.m.
Performer James McDuffy will be singing
at First United Methodist Church at 303 N.
9th St. Immokalee on Sunday, June 14th at
10:45 A.M. Please come and enjoy this won-
derful singer during our Worship Hour.
Kyndel Murray of LaBelle, has
passed the Uniform CPA exam. She
is employed with Barbara N. Willard,
PA., CPA, of LaBelle. She received
her AA degree from Edison College
and BSBA from FGCU. Kyndel will
begin Stetson University's Masters
of Accounting online program in
July, 2009. She is married with two
June 4, 2009 Caloosa Belle 19
BUSINESS & SERVICE
Air Condi toning Heating' Pol H ng
Refrigeration Repair Update* Maintain
Water Heater Heat Recovery
Daniel Rennolds, owner
Spanish Line: 865-675-4423
P.O. Box 1380 LaBelle, FL
Se Habla Espalol
Iiccnscd & lnsurcd I.i. #CACi 814613
se r ^ SALES, SERVICE
BEDDING BOBBY WHITE
Seeing LaBell Since 1966
o iE w1. QUALITY USED
APPLIANCES AND REPAIRS
Se Habla Espanol
835 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
All Major 863-673-1737 863-675-3111
Appliances Licensed & Insured #2006258472167
mowing, lot clearing
TE'S TRACoR 728-6629
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Holy Euc 9:00 am
Healing Euch ons ur. 9:30 am
Bible Study - 10:30 am
Collingswood Pkwy & Eultus Blvd Port LaBelle
"Whete everybody is Soimeboxy ---
and Jesus is Lord."
9:15 a.m Sunday Worship
Lord's Supper Ist, 3rd & Sth Sunday
10:30 am. Bible Study
.4 miles west of Hwy 29 on CR 78
l- Sally Mae
Zsr SDisc Jockey
SWeddings Anniversaries Parties
Quinceaneras Dances Reunions
REPAIR SERVICE, INC.
Mobile & Home Repairs Ceilings, Walls, Floors
OFFICE (863) 675-5919
CELL (863) 673-0861
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Owner Roger Alexander, SR.
Lic HC096.SP and Insured
C l S Ih '. D.a *arb at *
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PORT LABELLE INN
Take a ride on the River or Just
relax at the peaceful Port LaBelle Inn
S Free Hi-Speed Internet
Enjoy a great continental breakfast or
socialize in our lounge nightly from 6 12 pm
863-6754411 Fax: 863-6754892
1563 Oxbow Dr. LaBelle, FL
We Offer Seminole Feed, Lakeland Feed. Alalfa, Timothy.
Orchard, T-85, Jigs, Compressed, Round & Square Bales,
T&A...$9.00, Bedding...$5.50, All Purpose 10%..$7.0
Call Al Curry 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
1530 Lee Blvd Suite 1800
ERVIN'S PRESSURE CLEANING
Licensed and insured
Rcsidcntial & Commercial
Member of the BBB
Metal Roofs, Re-Roofs, Roof Repairs
Office (863) 675-7045
for weddings, parties, banquets
or any special events
For information call 863-675-3641
Septic Tank Pump-Out
Upto 1,000 Gal. $195
IM T. Dinsey & R. Crews =I
SCall for Pricing on Inspection's I
SCoupon good to 5/30/09
Al ne oad & L O .S--
Sarsy Storage JIu, nt us
Came ra 5 75 sIR Sl lBelle, l 11 WJest of
Outid 863-674-1876 L iBcll
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Stoac Firs[ Monrhs Rcnt R .nirs TOL
Ma-A- TREE SERVICE
Shaping & Topping
Licensed and insured
20 Caloosa Belle June 4, 2009
LHS athletes college-bound
By Patty Brant
The LHS library was crammed with well
wishers May 22, in support of three athletes
there to sign letters of intent to play sports
at Florida colleges next year. D.J. Chapman
and his buddy Brandon Villareal will both be
attending Hillsborough Community College
and playing football for the Hawks.
As Cowboy pitcher DJ's 2009 season
shaped up this way: nine wins, two losses
and two saves, with 168 strikeouts in 87 in-
nings and an earned run average of 0.56.
At catcher, Brandon had a .459 batting
average, 34 hits and scored 23 runs for the
Cowboys during the 2009 season. He also
had 7 doubles, one triple and four home
runs and was 7 for 7 in stolen bases.
Ron Dunbar hosted the signing party
and noted that it's always great to honor the
choice of a student athlete to continue their
education. He recalled that D.J. had broken
numerous records at LHS, that he expects to
stand for a long time to come. He added that
everything D.J. does, he does 100 percent
He mentioned Brandon's tenacity and will-
ingness to put out the extra effort necessary
to be more than just good.
Both young men are pleased that they are
headed to Hillsborough Community College
together. They've been playing ball as team-
mates since they were in Little League play-
Coach Dunbar said they've worked extra
hard and deserve the opportunity to take
their talent to the next level to play against
some of the best community college athletes
in the nation adding that they can go as far as
they want to. Both young men hope to get a
shot at the big leagues. D.J. is a Tampa Bay
Rays fan and will study sports management
in college. Brandon is a Yankee fan and will
be studying engineering. They both want
to thank LaBelle for all the support they've
gotten over the years. It's such a boost, they
said, to have people following them since
Little League. It means a lot and helps them
pump up for the game, the added.
Blake Rice has excelled in volleyball and
softball for the Cowgirls and is headed off
to Gulf Coast Community College Panama
City on a full scholarship for the Lady Com-
Blake said she's proud of breaking re-
cords at LHS and was named All Tourna-
ment Player at the 13-school Canterbury
tournament recently. She was approached
by Gulf Coast because of her stats. After try-
ing out, she was offered a full scholarship.
She hopes to become a dental hygienist
Blake admits to being nervous about
leaving home but feels sports will help her
make it through. She said she loves the feel-
ing of being on a team, of succeeding.
Coach David Kelley said Blake lettered
in both softball and volleyball for four years
and set three school volleyball records: in
digs, kills and service points. "She's very ath
letic," he said, "and has tons of potential,"
Brandon Villareal, Blake Rice and D.J.
Come to basketball camp
Come to basketball camp for kids K-9 at
LHS Gym. One child $65, two children $110
children, three children $155 and four more
children $200. Free T-shirt or ball, lunch
and awards. Concession available. Con-
tact Coach Kelley or mail form to: LaBelle
High School, 4050 Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL
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 on Saturdays at Winn
Dixie and U-Save from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Football, cheer coaches
The LaBelle Longhorn Pop Warner foot-
ball and cheer program is still accepting
applications for football and cheer coaches
for the 2009 season. Please call Jason at 239-
229-2179 or Mona at 863-899-1490 for appli-
cations and further information. No experi-
ence necessary, training provided.