Thursday, June 11, 2009
Vol. 87 No. 22
50 Plus tax
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-
If you have questions about So-
cial Security or Supplemental Secu-
rity Income or need help in com-
pleting an application for old age,
disability, and survivors insurance;
Medicare, or Supplemental Securi-
ty Income benefits, call the number
shown above. The Fort Myers office
is open Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. except on national holi-
days. If you prefer, you may meet
with a representative at the United
Way House at 117 Fort Thompson
Avenue in LaBelle on Tuesday, July
7, from 9 a.m. till 12 noon.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
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ESC buys CCS for $1.1 million
On June 5, 2009 the Edison
State College Board of Trustees
unanimously approved the pur-
chase of the Community Chris-
tian School (CCS) site in LaBelle.
The purchase includes the build-
ing and 19 acres.
The new center expands Edi-
son State's longstanding com-
mitment of service to students in
Hendry and Glades counties.
"We are very happy that the
acquisition of this property will
fulfill a part of the college master
plan," said Dr. Kenneth Walker,
President of Edison State College.
"Education is an important com-
ponent of economic development
and improving the quality of life.
We look forward to working with
city, county, and public school of-
ficials as partners in developing
what will become the fourth full
service campus of Edison State
"We're humbled by the over-
whelming support these commu-
ualoosa telie/uale tonyers
Even though Community Christian School has been sold,
they still plan on opening their doors to students at a new
location in time for the fall semester.
nities have given to us over the
years," said Dr. Noreen Thomas,
Executive Vice President of Edi-
son State College. "We're proud
to bring more services to these
Nearly 10 years ago Edison
State College began offering col-
lege level courses in the LaBelle
High School. Since that time
the community has asked for a
broader variety of classes and
See Edison Page 2
Safety on State Road 80 questioned
By Patty Brant
The statistics are not pretty.
From 2004-08 SR 80 was the
scene of 65 accidents, including
eight fatalities. The last fatality on
high Acres man died in a head-on
collision about a quarter of a mile
west of Everhigh Blvd.
Those numbers weigh on
County Commissioner Tris Chap-
man so much that he is bulldog-
ging the four-laning of SR 80 and
in particular improvements to the
SR 80/US 27 intersection.
Although improvements to
SR 80 a main road within the
county, but also a major connec-
tor road for the state and a major Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
Work is going full tilt on SR 80 which is being four-laned from
See SR 80 Page 2 Clark Street to Birchwood Parkway, just west of LaBelle.
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By Patty Brant
Taking care of yourself seems
so self evident, but for those over-
whelmed with caring for a loved
one it can be almost like a foreign
Ruth Calin, a caregiver who
lives in LaBelle, knows all too well
how easy it is to lose yourself in
caring for someone you love. The
57-year-old woman cared for her
son after he suffered a spinal injury
in a diving accident at age 15. From
January 1992 till 2007 his needs
were her world. Now 32, he is mar-
ried and on his own, though still in
Ruth said at the time she never
even thought about doing some-
thing for herself. Completely fo-
cused on her son's needs, she said
she'd just get up and do whatever
was necessary, nothing else en
tered into her world.
She said she really didn't think
of herself as a "caregiver," just a
mother doing what mothers do -
take care of their children.
Now she's taking care of her
92-year-old husband after a bout
with skin cancer last year including
three surgeries, grafts and 30 radia-
tion treatments. A full time job no
matter how you look at it.
Now he's able to do some dai-
ly tasks for himself, but she's still
making sure he gets proper food
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evacuation route has been the county's
Number 1 transportation priority for many
years, improvements are coming slowly and
Currently, construction is under way for
the stretch from Clark St. to Birchwood Park-
way. Estimated at $7.4 million, it is expected
to be finished in 2011.
The next major project on SR 80 will be
the intersection at SR 80 and US 27. FDOT is
currently acquiring right-of-way at a cost of
about $3 million. As it stands right now, the
intersection should be completed in fiscal
FDOT projects must begin with a PD&E
study, followed by design, right-of-way ac-
quisition and finally construction.
Once again the SR 80 widening project is
Hendry County's top priority on its Legisla-
tive Session wish list for 2009, marked "ur-
It has been at the top of the county's Flor
ida Department of Transportation five-year
plan for many years. Recently, Secretary of
FDOT District 1 Stan Cann agreed that it is
the district's Number 1 safety priority.
On May 21, the Southwest Regional Plan-
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and has to be there when he does things like
taking a bath.
Two years ago she finally took the CARE
Program Caregiver Assistance and Region-
al Education. It has made quite a difference
in her life.
"For me the classes were a godsend,"
Ruth admits. She said she used to feel very,
very alone after her son's accident, and
afraid what would happen to them? Was
she doing the right thing?
"I wish I'd known about the caregivers
group a long time ago, she said. "There
are so many people who need help." They
taught her that she needs to focus on herself
as well. After all, if the caregiver gets sick or
run down, who will take care of her loved
one? Even so, the idea was difficult to wrap
her mind around. Take care of herself? She
still has to remind herself daily to take time
out for herself
Another LaBelle resident who has also
found herself in the role of caregiver mul-
tiple times agrees.
As a former nurse, she knew more about
caring for patients than most people, but she
still didn't understand how important it is to
take care of your own needs
She cared for her first husband after his
open heart surgery and then, in 1994, was
faced with the wrenching truth that she was
again being called upon to fill that role for
her second husband as well. Cancer treat-
ment meant chemotherapy and radiation.
She saw him through that terrible ordeal
- and is now in the midst of helping him
through another bout.
"The worst part is that it's everywhere,
all the time," she said, "You're emotionally
ning Council added its support to fast-track
ing the project. The board approved a mo-
tion by Dr. Elkowitz, a Governor-appointed
representative from Glades County, to finish
Once again the SR 80
widening project is
Hendry County's top
priority on its Legisla-
tive Session wish list
for 2009, marked "ur-
the four-laning of the remaining 22 miles of
SR 80 all the way to US 27. The resolution
will be sent to the Secretary of Transporta-
tion and the Secretary of the Department of
At the May 26 Hendry County Commis-
sion meeting, Commissioner Chapman ex-
pressed concern that it is only number three
of the Florida's Heartland Rural Economic
(FHREDI) transportation priority. As a
FHREDI board member, Commissioner
Chapman promised to pay close attention to
the issue and said he is committed to mak-
ing these improvements happen.
CARE meetings offer support to the sup-
port givers and are a good place to share
your experiences, your feelings and needs
with others who are experiencing the same
things. It's a positive experience during a
time in your life when you are surrounded
by so many negatives.
The caregiver support group meets on
the last Wednesday of every month at the
First Christian Church.
Danielle Mustaffe shares good ideas on
helping yourself and relaxation and a posi-
Attention all caregivers
If you are the full-time caregiver for a
loved one, you are invited to attend free
caregiver training and education classes in
Hendry County during the month of June.
The CARE Program, Caregiver Assistance
and Regional Education is a collaborative
outreach effort between The State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs, Area Agency on
Aging for Southwest Florida, Inc., Lee Memo
rial Health System, Alvin A. Dubin Alzheim
er's Resource Center and Hope Hospice and
Community Services. Personal care, caregiv-
er feelings, roles and responsibilities, end of
life issues and community resources are just
a few of the topics to be discussed.
Classes are twice a week for 2 consecu-
tive weeks, with each class lasting 3.5 hours.
Don't miss this opportunity to come together
and learn with other caregivers how to bet-
ter care for your loved one, as well as how to
better care for yourself. Call 1-866-231-0921.
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 1-4:30 p.m. (many different
topics will be discussed at each class).
Location: RCMA Krome Center, 551 West
Cowboy Way. To register for classes, call toll
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services than the current facility can provide.
The purchase of the CCS property will allow
them to do this.
Dr. Patricia Land will continue to serve as
the President of both the new center in La-
Belle and as the President of Edison State's
"This is a tremendous day for students
in Hendry and Glades counties," said Land.
"The new facility will allow us to have a tutor-
ing center, a technology lab and more cours-
es offered at a broader range of times."
"We are looking positively to the future
of Community Christian School and Eagles'
Nest Preschool," said Shelton Gwaltney,
Community Christian School Administrator.
"The sale of our current property to Edison
State College gives us a new beginning, free
of debt with the ability to do great things for
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for a facility to lease and plans to be open
for school this fall with future plans of buy-
ing land and building a new school in the
next two years. The school currently serves
130 students and has 30 full time employees.
The Eagles' Nest Preschool will remain part
of the Edison Campus until January 2010.
The $1.1 million dollar purchase will be
financed through a gift given to the Edison
State College Foundation.
Edison State plans to begin offering class-
es in the new center this fall. The current
Hendry/Glades Center serves approximately
500 students each semester.
"This purchase does not affect plans for
the 100 acres donated to Edison State Col-
lege by the Paul family south of LaBelle. This
purchase gives the college a much stronger
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Local Weather Forecast
LaBelle and surrounding area
Thursday: Partly cloudy wiht a high near 94 and a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will be calm becoming east around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and winds from the east be
tween 3 and 5 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and winds from the east between 3 and
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a high near 94 and a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. winds will be from east and light.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Winds will be from the north around 5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a high near 94 and a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be between 3 and 5 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 94 and a 50 percent chance of showers and
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 71 and a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 93 and a 50 percent chance of showers
June 11, 2009 Caloosa Belle 3
Hendry Glades Crisis center
searching for property
This 24' Endeavor Electric Hybrid will set off for a seven day cruise departing
from St. Petersburg and will be at the dock behind River's Edge Motel on June
A 24' electric boat comes to town
On Tuesday June 16, a 24' Endeavour
Electric Hybrid will set off for a seven day
cruise departing from The Electric Marina
Boat Rental at The Pier, St. Petersburg, on
route to the Atlantic Ocean. The 250 mile
journey will travel through Tampa Bay, Sara-
sota Bay, Charlotte Harbor, the Intercostal
Waterway to Ft. Myers, across the state via
the Caloosahatchee and Lake Okeechobee
to Stuart, using less than $2 per day of elec
Proceeds from Endeavour Green's eco-
friendly voyage will be donated to What
About Blue www.whataboutblue.org a
non-profit organization aimed at bringing
attention to the Global Water Crisis on a lo-
cal, national, and international level. Money
raised will go to charities working on water
issues, locally and nationally preserving and
restoring waterways, and internationally to
help build wells for those without access to
About Endeavour Electric Hybrid
This boat will not be altered nor en-
hanced to make this voyage; it's a standard
factory built vessel with a 13 hp D&D 48 volt
DC motor, equipped with sixteen Trojan 105
lead acid batteries, two 25 amp onboard bat-
tery chargers and a 3.5 kw diesel MasterVolt
generator. The vessel is also equipped with
a private head and holding tank, freshwater
sink and shower, refrigerator, full Eisenglass
enclosure and a 16,000 BTU air conditioner.
Cruising speed will be 5 mph with an esti
mated battery run of 8 to 10 hours without
the use of the generator.
About Endeavour Green
Endeavour Green, www.endeavourcats.
cor or www.endeavourgreen.com, is the
newest addition to the Endeavour family of
quality motor and sailing yachts. Endeavour,
long known for their legacy of innovation
and customer service is proud to introduce
its new line of 24' electric and hybrid yachts
for today's eco-minded market.
"Economical, low maintenance, safety
and eco-friendly are what today's boaters
desire, so we also mixed-in comfort, conve
nience, and peace and quiet".
The Endeavour Electric Hybrid will be at
the dock behind River's Edge Motel, 285 Old
CR 78 in LaBelle on the afternoon and eve
ning of Saturday, June 20. Motel contact is
Jim Bishop at 863-517-0863.
Rigoberto Velasquez, 34, was arrested on
June 7 and charged as a fugitive from justice.
Sgt. D. Davis was the arresting officer.
Bias Villaperez, 24, was arrested June 6
and charged with nonmoving traffic viola-
tion operate vehicle without valid license,
possession of cocaine. Sgt. D. Davis was the
Tony Schultz, 49, was arrested June 5 and
charged as a fugitive from justice. Sgt. D. Da-
vis was the arresting officer.
Dwight Sloan, 21, was arrested June 3
and charged with violation of probation
felony or community control. C. Buchhofer
was the arresting officer.
Roberta Moxley, 28, was arrested April
26 and charged with larceny theft $300 or
more, less than $5,000, fraud uttering false
instrument. A. Davies was the arresting of-
Jose Galvez Buni, 26. was arrested June 2
and charged as a fugitive from justice. Don
ald Davis was the arresting officer.
Christopher Lincoln Johnson, 28, was ar-
rested June 2 and charged with illegal killing,
possessing or capturing of alligators. Bonnie
Weaver was the arresting officer.
Jarrell Harris, 22, was arrested June 1 and
charged with vehicle theft, third degree. Na-
than Kirk was the arresting officer.
Nina Marie Black, 41, was arrested June 1
and charged as a fugitive from justice. Larry
Preece was the arresting officer.
Wilbert Lee Jones, 21, was arrested May
31 and charged with felony probation vio-
lation. Herman Blendsoe was the arresting
Adan Trejo, 18, was arrested May 31 and
charged with burglary with assault or bat-
tery. Joshua Woods was the arresting offi-
If you are beaten by your husband or
boyfriend in Hendry or Glades County and
end up in the hospital, where do you go
from the hospital? If your children try to
come between you and the one beating you
to try and protect you, and they are hit, what
can be done? If family or strangers are abus
ing a senior citizen what can they do? If you
are a victim of rape or incest where can you
go to get help? What can they do besides
continue to take the abuse? All of these are
good questions. I wish we had some good
answers in Hendry and Glades counties.
Hendryand Glades County have very good
victims advocates. These dedicated people
work for the Hendry and Glades County
Sheriff's Office and are highly trained. Alice
Campbell is the Hendry County Victim's Ad-
vocate. Deputies who have been called to a
domestic disturbance will call them out in
the middle of the night to hospitals, clinics
and to the sheriff's offices. They can help the
victim in some ways as they are trained to
listen and offer what assistance they can.
Since Hurricane Wilma when the safe
house that was used to keep these victims
of crime safe for a while was basically de-
stroyed, these two counties have had no-
where in either county to take these victims
of abuse and many times their children as
well to keep them safe. The States Attor-
ney Victim's advocate works part time and
does not even have a private office to talk to
victims of violent crime. Her name is Vicki
Coley. She shares an office at the State At-
torney's office in LaBelle with someone else
and many times has to resort to talking to
victims in her car for privacy.
In the last four years since Hurricane Wil
ma there have been over 4,200 domestic dis-
turbance calls reported in theses two coun-
ties. Statistics show that less than half of all
domestic violence cases are reported. When
they know there is nowhere for them to go
but back home to the abuser, why call? You
can do the math. Domestic calls are down
this year so far, but not because of the lack of
abuse. History shows when times are hard
and jobs are scarce, domestic violence goes
up, but with nowhere to take these victims
and many times their children as well, why
call for help?
The Hendry Glades Crisis Center is look-
ing for five acres of land with at least one
home to use as a safe house, in each county.
The places will be secret with only emer
gency personnel and staff to be admitted.
The goal is to keep the victims safe and help
them heal both physically as well as emo
tionally. HGCC hopes to teach these victims
to make a better life for themselves and their
family and to break the cycle of abuse so
their children will not abuse or allow them
to be abused when they are older.
Volunteers hope to have classes in per-
sonal confidence, how to manage money,
teach them job skills and assist in finding
employment as well as basic shelter, food
and clothing for them and their children if
needed. Councilors for the children would
also be provided as well as their choice of
Once land and safe houses are acquired,
support can be solicited from the communi-
ty churches and charities and grants for state
and federal money. The Hendry-Glades Cri-
sis Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization
asking for a helping hand, not a handout.
They hope to help families break the cycle
The new Olivia's Restaurant at the Port
LaBelle Inn is helping to host a Belmont
Stakes Party tonight, June 6 from 4-9 p.m to
watch the third of the Triple Crown horse
Donations can also be made to the Hen
dry Glades Crisis Center bank account at any
branch of the First Bank of Clewiston.
times, think again. The fact is, you
can't afford NOT to advertise.
Studies show that maintaining or
increasing your advertising
expenditures during a recession
could increase your business both
during the recession and beyond.
Want to know more?
4 Caloosa Belle June 11,2009
Letters to the Editor
Event date correction
After reading the Letter to the Editor, this past week, I
wanted to thank Ms. Beckworth for her patriotic reminder,
but I also wanted to correct the date that was stated in her
letter. The "Fallen Heroes Benefit" will be held on July 25,
not in June as printed. There will be a Color Guard Ceremo-
ny at the new LaBelle Veteran's Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m.,
the morning of July 25, as well as the benefit to be held at
the VFW Hall following the ceremony.
Times are a changing!
We never want a United States Soldier to be killed, but
it happens when we're at War. It seems that ABC, NBC,
CBS, CNN = (Communist News Network), MSNBC (Chris
Mathews and Keith Obermam), the Fort Myers News-Press,
Washington Post, N.Y Times, et. al. have no stomach to re-
port the Military deaths in the mid-east anymore since the
new Commander-in-Chief took office. Back in 2003 through
2008, we had a blow by blow count that sometimes was ed
itorialized for several minutes by these great media outlets.
Today I was sick, so I decided to read the Ft Myers News,
figured can't get any worse. I found on page A-4 in a small
column that 4 troops died in Afghanistan on Monday. The ar-
ticle went on to say that these 4 deaths bring the count to 64
the number of deaths so far in 2009. That is more than twice
the deaths in the last 5 months of 2008, pre-Obama. Yet its
on page 4-A. In the good old days of media roasting, not
only did Bush get front page for each and every death, they
languished over how many had been killed each month,
they even had a running total on some media outlets. It was
the first words mention on most TV outlets at news time.
Obama and Clinton were pulling out the troops as soon as
the election was won. (They promised) They were going to
have the Joint Chief of Staff draw up a plan for "Troops Out"
asap, we will have none of this Bush War! Oops we just
sent 17,000 troops to Afghanistan to fight the guys that con-
trol the oil. Here's a simple solution, pull out all the Troops,
let fuel go to $9-10-$12 a gallon, then we (wasteful users)
and Congress will have to do something besides give "lip
service" maybe wind/solar/coal/natural gas/offshore fuel/
economical vehicles rather than SUV's maybe a little fuel
use strategy? What happen to T Boone Pickens? Anyone
seen him on TV. after the elections?. But we're heading for
GEORGE D. BOSTICK JR.
Hendry County Taxpayer
Check this out!
Did you ever wonder why gas prices go up in June and
down in November. It couldn't be because the gas compa-
nies know everyone with kids goes on vacation at that time
The average family has to save and plan ahead for a vaca-
tion. When gas goes up 40C or 50C a gallon in two months
that cancels a lot of vacation plans. I haven't heard anything
about a shortage of gas. Texas and Oklahoma have acres of
storage tanks full of gas.
Come on oil companies, we know what you are doing.
With the push for alternative fuel, I would think you would
wise up. Our country is in financial trouble. You should
be working to lower fuel prices. Aren't your wallets FAT
Hopefully, the gas alternatives and cars being made to
get 40 mpg will come about soon. Enjoy the wealth while
you can oil people. A better fuel is on the way.
The 'Price' is right?
I don't know about you, but until I received the following
explanation, I had nothing but Obama's continuous, pla-
cating sales pitch as to how his "Trillion" dollars spending
plans could be understood.
Without totally exposing my mathematical ignorance in
public, I have to admit that I was having difficulty in consid-
ering how deficit spending, measured in billions and trillions
of dollars should, or could be accepted. Tolerated, maybe,
but understood, no way.
Particularly, when the widely respected, bipartisan Con-
gressional Budget Office says the proposed course of action
will create a staggering $10 trillion deficit over the next 10
So, how might a simple-minded person like myself come
to grips with the reality of these astronomical dollar figures
being tossed around like tomorrows IOU's? Fortunately, a
friend of mine came up with an explanation based on start
ing a stop watch the moment a baby is born and counting
the seconds as the baby ages.
One million seconds later, the baby is about 10 days old.
At a billion seconds, the baby is 31 years old.
At a trillion seconds, the baby has been dead for more
than 31,000 years. (The history of all human civilization is
well under 10,000 years.)
Ten trillion seconds amounts to more than 316,000 years.
(Generally it is thought and agreed to that our human spe-
cies, homo sapiens, first appeared about 225,000 years ago.
Obama wants to spend, in a severe recession, so much
more in his first year in office than we'll take in, that it
amounts to more than the sum of all the deficit spending of
all our previous presidents combined.
Still, even with this explanation, I was left with a nagging
concern as to how and why our elected Congressional and
Senatorial representatives, could so blithely stick all future
generations with this insurmountable tax burden. But, as so
often happens, if you stay up late enough, and watch what
they do, not what they say, knowledge can set you free.
In the U.S. Congress, where lawmakers are paid an an
nual base salary of $174,000, Congress allots each House
and Senate office between $1.4 million and $1.9 million to
cover official expenses such as rent, equipment and travel.
They individually manage his or her own office account un-
der rules that simply use the honor system, negating use of
the money for personal, social or political purposes.
If this doesn't make your skin crawl, at least maybe you
will now be able to understand how Obama's greed has
been so readily acceptable to your designated, elected lead
ers as they all, as they say in Indiana, "Live High on the HOG,"
and stake out lifetime spots, for themselves, at the: Trough
of Plenty" while skipping merrily up that yellow brick road,
humming the music to "Bon Appetite."
Oh, and by the way, in the time it took me to write this
article, your federal deficit went up 2.3 million dollars.
T. W. Bill Neville
Thank you volunteers!
The Labelle Little League season has come to an end
and I wish to express my appreciation for all of those who
helped out at the concession stand. I could not have man
aged the concession stand without the help of the Labelle
Honor Society students who gave up many of their evening
study hours to volunteer. Your parents should be very proud
of all of you. Your positive attitudes, honesty, and dedication
made each of you a joy to work with. Their adult mentor,
Mary Smith, is to be commended for her scheduling efforts
and fine mentoring of these young adults. She often came
by the stand to encourage all of us.
Thank you to each of the ball players, their siblings and
the parents who also volunteered many hours. Some of the
children were quite young, but managed to always be where
they were needed most. I am sorry that I do not remember
all of your names. You know who you are. Your parents did
a fine job raising such helpful, polite children.
Others that deserve a big hug are my very special friends,
Alex and Denise Rodriquez for loaning me your children;
Daniel, Nicole, Caleb and Kristin. Many times they were
available to help before anyone else could get to the field.
Alex even helped wash dishes a couple of times.
Thank you, Keith Hall, for hiring me, for all of your help,
your many runs to Fort Myers for more supplies and your
endless patience. You are appreciated!
An extra special hug for my sweet husband, JB, and my
son, Kristian, who faithfully came every night to help re-
stock the coolers and clean. They gave up their much de-
served evening rest to make sure that I got home safely each
night. I can't possibly thank you enough!
I was amazed at how well behaved and polite all of the
ball players and other Labelle children were. They were so
patient waiting for their food and drinks, and some of the
littlest ones were beyond adorable. I will miss seeing them
each evening. Labelle, please continue to support Little
League and other sports. You are turning out some fine
youth in this town!
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June 11, 2009 Caloosa Belle 5
The call of
By Les Morgan, pastor
Caloosa Baptist Church, LaBelle
Have ever noticed how the "That's Good
Enough" crowd seems to be persuasive? To
move into a mind-set that
deletes evaluation for re-
view for how a person can
improve is to move into a
fast-paced downward spi-
The reality is simple...
if we are not asking our-
selves two key questions,
we are not serious about Dr. Les
personal development. Morgan
Those two questions fit in
virtually every situation where evaluation is
called for. The questions are simple, but lead
to good assessment. The questions are, 1)
What went (or is going) well? And 2) How
can we (I) improve?
When we stop pursuing personal devel
opment and improvement, the waving the
white flag of surrender is not far behind.
A certain amount of permanent dissat-
isfaction with one's talents is probably a
healthy thing. Those who are totally satisfied
with their work will never reach their poten-
tial. The great pianist, Paderewski, achieved
tremendous popularity in America. Yet, said
Paderewski, "There have been a few mo
ments when I have known complete satis-
faction, but only a few. I have rarely been
free from the disturbing realization that my
playing might have been better."
The world considered Paderewski's play
ing near perfection, but he remained unsat-
isfied and kept constantly at the job of im-
proving his talent.
Complacency is a blight that saps energy,
dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the
brain. The first symptom is satisfaction with
things as they are. The second is rejection of
things as they might be. "Good enough" be
comes today's watchword and tomorrow's
standard. Complacency makes people fear
the unknown, mistrust the untried, and ab-
hor the new. Like water, complacent people
follow the easiest course -- downhill. They
draw false strength from looking back.
Ronald Meredith, in his book Hurryin' Big
For Little Reasons, describes one quiet night
in early spring: Suddenly out of the night
came the sound of wild geese flying. I ran to
the house and breathlessly announced the
excitement I felt. What is to compare with
wild geese across the moon? It might have
ended there except for the sight of our tame
mallards on the pond. They heard the wild
call they had once known. The honking out
of the night sent little arrows of prompting
deep into their wild yesterdays. Their wings
fluttered a feeble response. The urge to fly--
to take their place in the sky for which God
made them was sounding in their feath
ered breasts, but they never raised from the
water. The matter had been settled long ago.
The corn of the barnyard was too tempting!
Now their desire to fly only made them un
comfortable. Temptation is always enjoyed
at the price of losing the capacity for flight.
Now, I don't want to rattle anyone's cage,
or cause distress. However, there are times
when a healthy honest review is in order.
See thinks these questions through?
Are you where you would like to be in
your life? Are you growing and developing
as a person? Looking over your shoulder, do
you see a specific area of maturity or devel-
opment in the last year?
Are you doing what you promised God
you would do if He would only help you
with a difficult situation? Have you followed
up on your desire to serve Him in a greater
capacity? Or have you simply settled for a
"settled for" life as a believer?
What went (is going) well?
How can you (I) improve?
Review those questions... and kick com-
placency to the curb. It's too boring!
Dr. Les Morgan is pastor of Caloosa
Baptist Church, located 200 yards behind
Flora & Ella's in LaBelle.
June is Men's Health Month
June 15-21 is National
Men's Health Week
By Pat Dobbins
The Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments join health professionals and
citizens of both counties to recognize June
as Men's Health Month. The week of Father's
Day, June 15-21, is recognized as National
Men's Health Week. This year's theme is
Please encourage the men and boys in
your life to get regular check ups, medical
advice, and early treatment for any injuries
Even though there have been many ad-
vances in health care over the years, men
still die on average at least five to six years
earlier than women. The rates are even
higher for African American men. Accord-
ing to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), men are almost twice as
likely as women to die of heart disease and
they have higher mortality rates than women
for the top 10 leading causes of death. The
heightened risk of morbidity, injury and pre
mature deaths among men is often referred
to as "The Silent Health Crisis" for men.
If you have any questions regarding
men's health or if you would like additional
information, please contact the Hendry &
Glades County Health Departments at: 863-
674-4041 (LaBelle), 863-983-1408 (Clewis
ton), 863-946-0707 (Moore Haven).
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It's mosquito season now
HENDRY/GLADES-Now that the rains
seem to visit us on a regular basis, it's time
to start thinking about
mosquitoes. It's so impor-
tant for you to protect your-
self and your family from
Mosquitoes can carry West
Nile virus infection, St. Lou-
is Encephalitis, and Eastern
Equine Encephalitis. If in-
fected, most people that Patricia
become ill will have mild Dobbins
symptoms including head-
ache, fever, dizziness, and fatigue, but other
severe symptoms are also possible. Mosqui-
to-diseases can cause serious illnesses and
sometimes death in people of any age, but
children and those over 50 are at greatest
risk for severe disease. Avoiding mosquito
bites is the best way to prevent disease.
Please remember the 5 D's:
Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors
when mosquitoes are seeking blood.
Dress Wear clothing that covers most
of your skin.
DEET When the potential exists for
exposure to mosquitoes, repellents con-
taining up to 30 percent DEET are recom-
mended. Oil of lemon eucalyptus can also
Drainage -Check around your home to
rid the area of standing water, where mos-
quitoes lay eggs.
Tips on repellent use
Always read label directions carefully
for the approved usage before applying a
In protecting children, read label in-
structions to be sure the repellent is ap-
propriate. DEET is not recommended on
children younger than 2 months old. Oil of
lemon eucalyptus should not be used on
children less than 3 years old.
Infants should be kept indoors or mos-
quito netting should be used over carriers
Avoid applying repellents to the hands
of children. Adults should apply repellent
first to their own hands and then transfer it
to the child's skin and clothing.
Apply insect repellent to exposed skin
or onto clothing, but not under clothing. Do
not apply repellent to the eyes or mouth,
cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.
Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breeding
Remove water in old tires, buckets,
- It bites!
garbage cans, and other containers where
Check clogged gutters and flat roofs
that may have poor drainage.
Fill in holes or dips in the ground that
collect water. Level the ground around your
home so water can run off.
Empty birdbaths, water bowls, plant
pots, and wading pools once or twice a
Store boats upside down or with a cov-
er Please take action now so that you don't
let mosquitoes take a bite out of your sum-
Patricia Dobbins is the Administrator
for the Hendry and Glades County Health
Departments. If you would like to read an
article about a particular health topic, please
call 863-674-4041, extension 117.
Submitted photo/Pat Bosley
Top: Zeida Rabelo, Ross Richardson
and Doc Weaver look over some of the
trash that was picked up by Pioneer
residents and friends.
Bottom: Saturday, March 23, over 60
Pioneer residents and friends met
at the Pioneer community Center for
the first community clean-up. Armed
with garbage bags young and older
ones walked the streets and roads of
Pioneer cleaning up anything and ev-
erything along the road side. Bottles,
glass, cans, paper trash, old tires, un-
usable garbage cans, a mattress, and
many more items were collected. As a
result the streets and roads look very
much improved. After the clean-up ev-
eryone stayed for a barbecue with lots
of food. Door prizes were awarded and
the Homeowner's Association would
like to thank the following for their help
with the door prizes: Wal-Mart, Mc-
Donalds, J&J Pharmacy, Tommy Perry,
(Johnson-Prewitt & Associates), Trac-
tor Supply, Don Schrotenboer (Alico),
Rodeo Bar & Grill, Subway, LaBelle
Ranch Supply, Hungry Howie's, Ace
Hardware, Sonny's and Commission-
er Karson Turner. We thank everyone
who took the time on a holiday week-
end to come and help. Dumpsters for
recycling have been moved to the park
area. Cardboard, newspapers, old
phone books, number 1-7 plastic con-
tainers, and aluminum cans are some
of the things you can help your com-
munity by recycling.
Mary Virginia Redfield-
MOORE HAVEN -Mary Virginia Redfield-
Critchfield, age 71, of Moore Haven, passed
away June 7, 2009, in Moore Haven. She was
born Dec. 28, 1937, in Miami Beach.
Survivors include sons, Don Alan Redfield and
Dennis Rex Redfield; brother, Dennis Mays Mar-
tin Jr.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grand
children. She was preceded in death by her
husbands, Harry Redfield and Bill Critchfield;
and son, James Thomas Redfield.
A graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, at Ortona Cemetery with
Chaplain Bob Moore officiating.
Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funer
al Home LaBelle.
There is a rumor running rampant around
LaBelle that our own Don Davis has finally
learned to fold a fitted bed sheet. Who
would have thunk it! Perhaps, for a nomi-
nal fee, he will teach the rest of us the art of
Kiwanis Thrift Store is back! You won't
believe it is the same place. Store Manager
Dawn Jefferies has done a fantastic job in
coordinating the transformation and all the
Kiwanians who worked to help. Go there or
If you have to sort small beads from
large, use a colander with holes big enough
for seed beads to fall through.
Used dryer sheets make excellent back-
ing for embroidery work. It tears off easily
when no longer needed. Save your dried
out soap slivers and use to mark your fab-
ric when sewing. It washes out with the first
More T-shirts I simply must have: Life is
too short to worry about how short life is.....
or ...Heavily medicated for your safety....
Al Obituaries now include Onlis Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
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June 11, 2009 Caloosa Belle 7
22nd Annual 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest held in Clewiston
The 22nd Annual 4-H/Tropicana Speech
Contest was held at the Clewiston High
School Auditorium. There were 21 fourth
and fifth grade speakers and 10 sixth grade
In the fourth and fifth grade division,
first place was awarded to Cassidy Cohran
from Westside Elementary School with her
speech titled "The Character of My Life." Sec-
ond place went to Country Oaks Elementary
School's Emily Schwarz with her speech
titled "Beagles." Caitlyn Mayo of Upthegrove
Elementary School achieved third place
with her speech titled "Time for a Change."
Alyssa Miller of Eastside Elementary School
took honorable mention with her speech
titled "Trading Places."
The Judges Choice Awards in the fourth
and fifth grade division were awarded to the
following speakers: Most Humorous Award
went to Kelsey Allison (WES), Jason Banky
(UES) received the Most Educational Award,
Best Presentation of a Serious Issue was
awarded to Hannah Andrews (COES) and
Davis Witt (CES) was honored with the Most
In the sixth grade division, LaBelle Middle
School's Emma White captured first place
with her speech titled "The Holocaust." Sec-
ond place was awarded to Olivia Molina of
Community Christian School of LaBelle with
her speech titled "Excuse Me, I'm the Boss."
Placing third was Alysia Adams of Clewiston
Middle School with his speech titled "The
Discovery of King Tut." Honorable mention
went to Clewiston Middle School's Rachael
Morrell with her speech titled "Sports."
The Judges Choice Awards in the sixth grade
division were awarded to the following
speakers: Victoria Bass (LMS) for the Most
Humorous Award, the Most Educational
Award went to Cassidy Pascher (LMS), An
essa Leyva (CMS) captured the Most Origi-
nal Award and Emma White (LMS) with the
Best Presentation of a Serious Issue.
The winners of the speech contest re
ceived a wooden plaque containing the 4-H/
Tropicana Speech emblem sponsored by
Tropicana Products, Inc. In addition to the
plaques, first through third place winners
will be awarded savings bond certificates in
the amounts of $100, $75, and $50, respec-
tively sponsored by Hendry County 4-H. Fur-
thermore, the first place winners received a
scholarship to attend 4-H Camp Cloverleaf
in Lake Placid, July 6 10, sponsored by
Tropicana Products, Inc. The winners of the
Judges Choice Awards received trophies
sponsored by Hendry County 4-H.
To all of the 31 speakers, you did a fantas-
tic job in presenting your speeches. To the
school coordinators and teachers involved
with the 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest, you
did an outstanding job in preparing your stu
dents for the school contest as well as for the
county contest. Furthermore, thankyou par-
ents for getting the students to the competi-
tion and all the help you gave them. Many
thanks to Mr. Lance Ramer, Ms. Nancy Rec-
tor, and Mrs. Lindsey Wiggins for taking the
time out of your busy schedules to serve as
the official judge. To the 4-H members and
parents who helped with the event, thank
you very much. Last but not least, thank you
to our sponsor, Tropicana Products, Inc., for
making this event possible and to the school
board for allowing the contest to be held at
the Clewiston High School Auditorium.
5th Grade Winners left to right front row: Davis Witt, Jason Banky, Kelsey Al-
lison; Second row: Hannah Andrews, Cassidy Cohran, Emily Schwarz, Caitlin
Mayo, Alyssa Miller; Third row: Sofia Kirstein and Angela Johnson.
available for LES
LaBelle Elementary School fourth and
fifth grade FCAT scores are ready for parent
pick-up in the office. They can be picked
up any Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4
p.m. New classes as Program Center
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-
nancial status on line.
You can reach the "Budget Update" page
directly from: http:/www.hendry-schools.
org and click the "Budget Update" icon on
the HOME page.
Seminole exhibit planned
Native Words Native Warriors is a remark
able story of Indian soldiers who used their
native languages in service to the U.S. mili-
tary. Hear their story at the Seminole Tribe
of Florida Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum through
July 6. For more information call (877) 902-
6th Grade Winners from left to right Front row: Rachel Morrell, Anessa Leyva;
Second row: Victoria Bass, Olivia Molina, Cassidy Pascher; Third row: Alyssa
Adams and Emma White
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Youth: Use summertime to
enhance job skills
By Patty Brant
Summertime doesn't have to be a dull
and boring time for kids. In fact, they can
use that time to learn about the working
world and improve job skills in a new sum-
mer work program through the One Stop
There are two segments to the program
- one for youth ages 14-24 who are still in
school. This one is being overseen by the
school system. The other is for youth ages
16-24 who are no longer in school.
Those in the in-school program can earn
a stipend during the 120-hour program, with
30-hour weeks. It has both a class curricu-
lum and job shadowing experience. Classes
cover job retention, resumes and many other
skills essential to success in the workplace.
There will also be an incentive for perfect at
Those in the out-of-school program can
earn $9 per hour at a public or private work
site. The program is 210 hours, with 35-hour
weeks. Out-of school participants must have
their own transportation to the work site.
Staff makes every effort to match the
youth to a job they will be compatible with.
Staff will also work with clients to estab
There are 25 slots designated for LaBelle
youth for the in-school program and 15 for
the out of school program. The program
is also available to youth from Clewiston,
Glades County and Immokalee in their ar-
Orientation and assessment is scheduled
for Friday, June 12, at the health department
off Pratt Blvd. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Eligibility
is income-based with other criteria. Youth
under 18 must be accompanied by a parent
or guardian to the initial assessment. Please
bring the youth's identification, proof of age,
social security card and proof of family in-
come. Call 239-658-3302 or 239-658-3320 for
Submitted photo/Nancy Cantu
COES Students of the week
First Row: Joshua Simmons, Jacqueline Montes, Lance Warn, McKayla Hornsby,
Jesse Taylor, Marisol Robles; Second Row: Alan Herrera, Myra Madrid, Leonel
Garza, Roberto Gonzalez, Dean Delacruz, Giovanna Portales; Third Row: Jason
Imsdahl, Mario Hernandez, Anthony Ozuna, Melody Paz, Taylor Alexander, Ja-
cob Earnest, Chelby Villanueva Fourth Row; April Grifaldo, Sergio Trevino, Luis
Nunez, Fabian Gonzalez, Karla Aleman, Tatianna White, Kayla Hood, Alex Mal-
donado. Not Pictured: Tyler Banning, Ariel Jimenez, Alejandro Martinez
Saddle Up Arcade
870 W Hickpochee Ave,
LaBelle, FL 33935
(Next to Rodeo Bar & Grill)
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Submitted photo/Bobbie Spratt
The LaBelle High School's Girls Golf Team presented a plaque to Jon Loftis,
owner of The Glades Golf Course, for his continued support and coopera-
tion to the school's golf programs. The teams appreciate having a course
available for practices and matches. Pictured from left: Annalicia Cavazos,
Courtney Deamer, Jon Loftis representative, Shirley Nugent, K. C. Lynn and
LES is very fortunate to have community volunteers. They were honored at
the SAC meeting held May 18, at top is Maria Ramirez with Jose and Van-
essa, K.C. Lynn, Sarah Taylor and Mike Favara they have all spent hours
helping students and teachers make the most of the education process.
King was La-
of the Year
June 11, 2009 Caloosa Belle 9
Xtreme players are: Brandynn Marroquin, Rumor Cantu, Logann White, Abbe
O'Ferrell, Olivia Molina, Kylie Bancroft, Beatriz Cardoza, Victoria Bass, Macy
O'Ferrell, Jasmine Craft, Angela Crawford, Miranda Pequeno, Kaylee Dobbins
and Kendrah Robinson.
Xtreme team sweep
By Kim Marroquin
Xtreme team played Immokalee Angels
on Friday, May 15, with a win of 6-3. They
played Alva Rockies on May 16 with a win
of 20-0. They played San Carlos Cardinals
on May 17 with a win of 8-2. The champi-
onship game they played Immokalee Angels
again on May 20 with a 15-4 win. Brandynn
Marroquin Pitched 14 innings, Rumor Cantu
pitched 2 innings and Abbie O'Ferrell pitched
Olivia Molina, Abbie O'Ferrell and Ru-
mor Cantu had a double play against the
Immokalee Angels. Beatriz Cardoza and
Kylie Bancroft made homeruns. Logann
White Guarded the plate as catcher for the
Xtreme the entire tournament. Beatriz Car-
doza at 3rd, Olivia Molina at first, Rumor
Cantu at Short Stop, Abbie O'Ferrell at 2nd,
Victoria Bass with her speed and agility
at center, Kylie, Miranda, Kaylee, Angela,
Macy, Jasmine, and Kendrah switching out
to defend the outfield from the big hitters.
All in all the girls played awesome together
and played like a team with good attitudes,
sportsmanship, and showed lots of talent.
Coaches Kimberly Marroquin, Frankie
Marroquin and Niki Craft are extremely
proud of their Xtreme team representing
LaBelle Little League in the Tournament of
Champions. They would like to thank the
parents and all the people who drove over
to Lehigh daily to show the team support.
Xtreme players are: Brandynn Marro-
quin, Rumor Cantu, Logann White, Abbie
O'Ferrell, Olivia Molina, Kylie Bancroft, Be
atriz Cardoza, Victoria Bass, Macy O'Ferrell,
Jasmine Craft, Angela Crawford, Miranda
Pequeno, Kaylee Dobbins and Kendrah
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) 863-
Come to basketball camp
Come to basketball camp for kids go-
ing into kindergarten through ninth grade
at LaBelle High School Gym. Cost is I child
$65, two children $110 children, three chil-
dren $155 and four more children $200.
Extras include a free T-shirt or ball, lunch
and awards. Concession stand available. For
information contact Coach Kelley or mail
form to: LaBelle High School, 4050 Cowboy
Way, LaBelle, FL 33935
Donate to LHS
Athletic Dept. yard sale
The third annual LHS Yard Sale is coming
this September! They will be collecting your
donations all summer long. Clean out your
garage and help the LaBelle High School
Athletic Department in the process! They
have arranged for a covered and air condi-
tioned storage facility for your good used
items. In the face of tough economic times,
the annual athletic budget has been severely
reduced. To offset these reductions, they are
hoping for your generous donations to help
the athletes at LaBelle High School during
the 2009 2010 school year. No donation
is too small, nor too large. They can ac-
cept furniture, clothes, collectible items and
any previously loved, but no longer needed
items. They only ask that they be in good and
still usable condition and that any items of
clothing be washed before they are donated.
Please call LaBelle High School at 674-4120
to arrange a pickup of your items. All mes-
sages will be forwarded to Mel Greenleaf
who is in charge of this fundraiser. Thank
you in advance for your generous and con
tinued support of athletics at LaBelle High
Cowboy Youth Wrestling Club is offering
one year club membership for $30. Partici-
pants must purchase AAU or USA wrestling
card to participate. The price range for AAU
is $12-$14. USA membership card $35.
Practice will be twice a week at LaBelle
High School scheduled for Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Con-
tact LHS Wrestling Coach Armando Ayala
with any questions 239-503-7110.
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.
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LHS Athletes of the Year
Stephanie Pack and D.J. Chapman were selected as LaBelle High School
Athletes of the Year for 2009.
10 Caloosa Belle June 11,2009
Chef Matt welcomes you to Olivia's Restaurant
By Patty Brant
Welcome to Olivia's Restaurant. Chef
Matt Germain hopes you're looking for a
special dining treat, because that's just what
he's building up to. As Port LaBelle Inn, it
was a magnet for residents who enjoyed
good food and a good time. He would like
to see Olivia's be returned to the community
focal point Port LaBelle Inn used to be.
A chef for some 15 years, Matt first
walked into a restaurant kitchen when he
was 13 with an entry level job dishwasher.
He found he enjoyed being in the kitchen
so much he would check out the other sta-
tions and fill in where he could, learning as
Matt came up in top restaurants, begin-
ning in his home area of Cape Cod. There he
worked for a classic French chef who taught
him the importance of freshness. To this day,
quality ingredients and good portions are
fundamental to his success as a chef.
To Matt, nothing means more than using
fresh, local ingredients buying Gulf seafood
direct from the dock and produce from local
farms. There is no substitute for freshness.
Over the years he learned his craft under
several chefs. He came to Florida in 1987
and went to work at the Mad Hatter on Sani-
bel with his previous French chef a crucial
influence on him. Matt said they specialized
in "cutting edge" Asian cuisine at that time -
"fusion" cuisine from the Pacific rim mixed
with classic French.
He said he particularly enjoys the intrigue
of Asian cuisine, with fresh, "clean" ingredi-
ents -that is, they all stand out individually
while blending well together.
Immersed in this heady environment six
days a week, 14 hours a day, Matt found that
exotic food became a passion with him. The
skills he learned have served him well.
Although this may all sound very elitist,
Matt is actually very down to earth and his
cooking shows it. It just has a kind of exotic
flair that sparks his menu. Still, Matt knows
his way around good old fashioned steak or
burger as well as specialty foods.
He opened the Captiva Inn, serving
seven-course meals, two seatings daily and
worked for Bonita Bay Group at country
clubs. It was a different type of atmosphere
for him. During his career he became adept
at running restaurants seating 50-60 people
- high end, intensive restaurant situations
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Caloosa Belle/Patty Brant
At Olivia's Restaurant in Port LaBelle, the exceptional atmosphere adds to Chef
Matt Germain's wonderful menu and presentation always a big part of experi-
encing good food.
where meals are both dining and education-
al experiences. He is equally at home with
large banquets and casual atmospheres.
He has been involved in prestigious cu-
linary competitions with the Ritz Carlton in
Naples for the March of Dimes for $10,000
per plate. With Bonita Bay he gained ad-
ministrative and budget experience as well,
learning the business end of the restaurant
In the end, though, Matt says he just a
chef at heart. "My biggest thrill is for some-
one to enjoy the food I prepare," he said
adding, "It's a direct reflection of you and
your two hands."
He is also a believer in simplicity. He said
he has already received raves on an angel
hair pasta dish he creates at Olivia's using
very simple ingredients, it's the preparation
that makes the difference, he said.
Having grown up in a small, seasonal
town, Matt said he can relate to LaBelle and
currently lives with his family in Muse.
With a staff of about ten, diners will be
greeted as the arrive and seated. You will be
welcome to dine in the restaurant or lounge.
The Sabal Palm Room is still available for
banquets and the lounge is open for beer
and wine with a full liquor bar coming soon.
He's also planning a Sunday buffet in the fu-
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Olivia's is open seven days a week from
4-10 p.m. The lounge remains open till 11
Matt said he hopes to continually sur-
prise folks when they come to Olivia's, and
at the same time keep it all very familiar. At
Olivia's, the diner will always get the good,
fresh food they expect. Matt won't have it
any other way.
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High School, Lindsey Ringstaff and Paul Langford.
$1,000 Ford Tough Trucks
FFA Scholarship Awarded
Lindsey Ringstaff, a 2009 graduate of
Moore Haven HS FFA, has been awarded
a $1,000 scholarship by Langford Ford, Inc.
and Ford Motor Company. Her parents are
Cindy Ringstaff and Andy Ringstaff of Moore
Haven. Lindsey will be attending Santa Fe
Community College before transferring to
the University of Florida. She plans to study
The Built Ford Tough Trucks FFA Scholar-
ship Program is designed to recognize FFA
members' talents and accomplishments
while encouraging their future academic
The scholarship is one of 452 scholarships
awarded this year by Ford Division, Ford Mo-
tor Company Fund and Langford Ford, Inc to
FFA members who are high school seniors
planning to attend college in the fall of 2009,
as well as current collegiate students. This
program is a part of Ford's overall commit
ment to the National FFA Foundation.
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country. Ford knows the value of hard work,
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become the leaders of tomorrow is just an-
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The National FFA Organization, formerly
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a national youth organization of 507,763 stu-
dent members all preparing for leadership
and careers in the science, business and
technology of agriculture as part of 7,439
local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto
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Eastside Baptist Church
welcomes new pastor
Eastside Baptist Church has called Rev.
Mike Briggs to serve as their full-time Pas-
tor. Mike and his family are native Floridians
originally from the Tampa area. They come
from Winter Haven and are looking forward
to making the relaxed atmosphere and quiet
country living of LaBelle their home. Mike
and his wife Debbie have four children: one
son, Austin, age 11 and three daughters:
Madison, 10, Grace 8, and Caitie 7.
Mike attended Hillsborough Community
College, Bluefield College and graduated
Summa Cum Laude from Bethany Divinity
Seminary. They have served other churches
in Polk County and come to Eastside from
Dundee Baptist Church where he formerly
served as an Associate Pastor. Bro. Mike is
also a Desert Storm Era Veteran. Prior to be
ing a wife and homemaker, Debbie was a
nursing student at the University of Miami.
Eastside Baptist Church welcomes Bro.
Mike, his family and anyone who would
like to come and worship with us. Sunday
School is at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at
11 a.m. and Wednesday night prayer meet
ing at 7 a.m. Starting July 12, we will resume
our Sunday night services at 6 p.m.
Rev. Mike Briggs and his family. Rev. Briggs is the new pastor at Eastside Bap-
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 gro-
ceries 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 ordering for June or
other months are available online at www.
Angelfoodministries.com, at Christ Central
LaBelle office along with the Salvation Army
We will be now taking orders on-site
at the Salvation Army in Clewiston better
known as the Baptist Church Annex Build-
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 till June 15, 2009; from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
M F. 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.
Visa, Mastercard, food stamps, check or
** We would like to come to the commu-
nity of Moore Haven. If anyone in that com-
munity has a place for us to set up and place
orders please call us at 863-675-2100!
Join us for
Vacation Bible School
June 22-26 at First Baptist Church of La-
Belle 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.
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 14, at
10:45 A.M. Please come and enjoy this won-
derful singer during our Worship Hour.
Gathering of Christian Men
Come to the Gathering of Christian Men
meeting on June 15, at 7 p.m. at the LaBelle
Church of God on Highway 80. The speaker
for this meeting will be Ronnie Revels. An
evening meal will be served to add to the
great fellowship. Men of all denomination
are welcome. For more information, please
contact Mark White at 239-707-6137.
A LaBelle community free gospel concert
with over a dozen local singers and groups
will be held Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at
the 1st Christian Church of LaBelle. For
more information contact Larry Woosley at
Raise up a voice!
Arts Camp John 1:23 will be hosted by
Freedom Fellowship Ministries, 1301 S.R.
29 North, LaBelle, on June 22-25, from 8:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 to 17. Finale will
be June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Come and join us for
dance, human video, sign, art and more. If
you have any questions call Christina at 863-
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3/2 POOL HOME ON 66.5 +/ acres in elda $739,900
ACREAGE ON HWY 29 IN FELDA... 13 3+/ acres aoned A-2,
can be divided. Perfect for Agi-Business!
2 +. ACRES IN FM fronting on Hwy 29 psible commercial zning.
PRICE DRASTICALLY REDUCED! Partially cleared 3.36 m/l Acre lract of
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(Adjoining parcel also available)
ATTENTION INVESTORS OR HOME BUILDERS... 2.09 m/ Acres with
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64 ACRES OF PRIME FERTILE LAND in Felda, less than $8,600/acre
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3/2 in Moore Haven
Yacht Club 1200 Sq Ft.
4/2 Newer MH on /
Ac, Seller Motivated
3/2 on 2 bV 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
Lot on Davis St.
2 SteeeWtlNIER I Ac,
He a0n T I rial,
4640 sq. ft. hanger. Air
port access. 1-2.
State Road 80 Corner
'/ 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
4.5Ac, 2400 Steel Bldg
Lease Option $599,000
5 Ac +/- Industrial.
Will split, Cleared &
Filled, Seller Finan
2/2 in River
Old Ft. Denaud 1 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
Ilome w/pool on
Oxbow w/dock on dou
ble lot $419,000
4/3 Two 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
LOrs & 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
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OFFERS 39 Acres in Ortona,
1561' riverfront, with 3 acres
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BRING OFFERS! 5 Acres.
Lots of oaks. Beautiful home-
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$109,000. Seller financing.
2.5 acres adjacent, also
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SALVA, 2 acre lot on busy
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$299,900 HORSE FARM. FAU wood fence
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$69,500 2/1 ON A FENCED .43 acre lot
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$115,000 MANUFACTURED HOME
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REDUCED! 51.28 ACRES cast
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* 5+/-ACRES, heavily wood-
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* 145 ACRES WORKING
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* CONVENIENCE STORE
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* 14 ACRES, 1-75 AND
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* .86 ACRE, tree covered lot.
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$195,000 BRICK HOME with 3 bed-
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PATIO FURNUTURE -
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bedding is brand new.
never used, $500.
size pink $100/or
TWO PIECE L shape
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color nice $400/neg.
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1BR, IBA, Non smok.
env. No pets. $500 mo.
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FORETRAVEL RV 1983
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1100VT 1994 Excel-
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1982 new tires+bat-
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YAMAHA V-STAR 650
1998 new clutch 58K
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HONDA 110 HONDA
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CLASSIC 1986 run
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LIER 1998 Must Sell.
$ 1 5 0 0 / neg.
VETTE 1984 Runs
but needs tic $2500.
FORD ESCORT 1996 -
2 Door Hatchback, 5
Speed manual, Cold
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Runs Great, Good on
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air bags, 1 owner
1997 Very clean, runs
good, fully loaded
1972 351 Cleveland, c
4 9" posi $1750.
1987 RUNS GOOD
KIA SEPHIA 1996 -
runs needs clutch work
LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $1000 or best of-
2002 33 MPG, Rims,
System $3800/or best
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the
Community Action Advisory Board
will hold a Financial Committee
Meeting Monday, June 22 at
6:0CPM and will immediately be
followed by the Board Meeting at
the Hendry County Administration
conference room located at Court
house Square, 165 S Lee Street,
LaBelle. The meeting is open to
the public. The site is handi-
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 record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he/she may need to en
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Community Action Advisory Board
Joyce Adams, Chair
323602 CB/CN 611/09
The School Board of Hendr
County will be acceptin sale bids
until June 19, 2 9 for Bid
#10-0001, 09/10 Propane Gas Dis-
trict Wide, Specifications will be
available at the boards finance of
fice at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle.
Call (863) 674 4100 to have the
Hendry County School Board
Patrick B. Langford, Chairman
323479 CB/CN 6/11/09
CHANCES TOWING & RECOVERY
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
THE FLA. STATUE. CHANCES TOW
ING & RECOVERY RESERVE THE
RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY
AND/OR ALL BIDS,
6/21/2009 @ B:OAM
323517 CB 611/09
Notice of Meeting Dates
of the Rural Area Plan Ad-Hoc Committee
This Committee was formed by the Hendry County Board of County Com
missoners to review the County's Rural and Agriculture Lands Study con-
ducted by RWA, Inc and make recommendations to the Board on long-
term goals and land development regulations with regard to the report.
The future meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each
month, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Emergency Medical Services Station,
Training Room, 1050 Forestry Division Road, LaBelle, FL 33935
Questions should be directed to the Planning and Zoning Department at
863-675-5240, or email vcauterohendrvla.net
323230 CB/CN 6/11/09
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND QA TESTING SERVICES
ASSOCIATED WIT SR 29 SIDEWALK PROJECT FROM CHURCH
ROAD TO CR 83A IN HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
RFQ. No. 2009-29
OPENING DATE: June 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Hendry County is seeking engineering firms interested in providing pro-
fessional services in connection with the construction of a sidewalk on SR
29 from Church Road to CR 830A Firms submitting must have expertise in
construction administration, quality assurance testing, and comp iance with
the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and any other require
ments that FDOT may impose in the LAP Agreement. Proposes shall hve
all services available inhouse or may propose mulple firms which have
oined together to provide the various required displinary services in order
to offer a complete submission Individuas and firms propery registered
in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their qualifications for con
sideration. All submittals (see Part IV, Submissions Requirements) received
in response to this RFQ will be reviewed by a County Evaluation Commit
tee. In order to be considered, submittals must be received by the Board
of County Commissioners at the C. E Hall Building (Clerk's Office) in the
Hendry county Courthouse Complex, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBell
Florida by 2:00 p.m. June 17, 2009 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 Purchasing Office, located at 165 S Lee Street, LaBelle, FL
(for pick up, Post Office Box 2340, LaBelle FL 33975 (mailing address) or
by calling (863) 675-5220. Instructions and RFQ documents will be mailed
upon request; however, Hendry County will not guarantee the accuracy or
completeness of documents sent via email.
The solicitation does not commit Hendry County to award any contracts,
to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFQ, or
to contact for any services. The County reserves the right to re ect any or
all submittals received as a result of this solicitation or to cance in part or
in its entirety this RFD, 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 Commissioners
Janet B, Taylor, Chairwoman
321795 CB/CN 5/28;6/4,11/09
NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Board of County Commissioners of Hendry County, Florida hereby
gives notice of a meeting cancellation. The Board's regularly scheduled
meeting of June 23, 2009 has been canceled. The Board=s next regularly
scheduled meeting will be held on July 14, 2009, at 5:00 p.m., Commission
Room, Clewiston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County
Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she
will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based,
oard of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
Janet B Taylor, Chair
323568 CB/CN 6/11/09
FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR,
RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL OR HANDICAP
THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF TS COMMUNITY DEVELOP
MEANT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM
IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO
DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS
FROM DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE SERVICES,
AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF HOUSING.
IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST OR HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL
1-800-669-9777 OR TOD 1-800--927-95 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMA-
TION AND REFERRAL.
323226 CN/CB 6/11/019i p oRponu
INVITATION TO BID
CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT ON SR 29
Bid o. 2009-18
Opening Date: July 9, 2009
Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of
Hendry County, Florida at the Hendry County Complex, Clerk of Circuit
Court, Attn Barbara Buter, C.E. Hall Building, Administation Wing, 2nd
Floo Room A-226, 25 East Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle Florida 33935 for
Construcon of Sidewalk Improvements on SR 29 rom CR 830A to Church
Road We invite you to respond. Al Bids must be received and time/date
stamped by said Clerk of Courts or designee no later than Thursday, July
9th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Copies of plans, specifications and bid documents
may be obtained from the Hendry County Engineers Office located at 99 A
East Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida, telephone number (83) 675 5222. A
fee of $2500 will be charged for the package.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at
10:00 a.m, at the Engineers Office in LaBelle, Prospective bidders are
strongly encouraged to attend.
All Bids will be opened on Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., or soon
thereafter, at the County Complex, C E. Hall Building, Administrative Wing,
Second Floor Clerk's Oce, 25 East Hickpochee Ave, LaBelle, Florida
The County reserves the night to waive informalities in any bids; to reject
an or all bids with or without cause and/or to accept the bid that in its
judgment will be in the best interest of the County.
Board of County Commissioners
Janet Taylor, Chairwoman
323590 CB/CN 6/11,18,25;7/2/09
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Golf Course Patrols
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Hendy County Food Bank
Hendry County Food Bank will be held at
Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural located at
1085 Pratt Boulevard on June 18 from 12 till
approximately 3 p.m.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S.
Department of Agriculture policy, this institu
tion is prohibited from discriminating on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age
or disability, (Not all prohibited bases apply
to all programs.)
Fight Malaria 5K run
The Fight Malaria 5K will be held at the
FGCU Student Plaza located at 10501 FGCU
Blvd., South Fort Myers. The start and finish
of the race is in between Howard Hall and
McTarnaghan Hall located behind the shuttle
bus drop off, and visitor parking. The course
is divided between paved roads, sidewalks,
and gravel terrain. This course takes you
through campus, then down to the water-
front and back, crossing two scenic board
walks on the way. Post race refreshments
and snacks will be provided as well as a race
participant raffle. Prizes will be given to the
top male and female finishers. The date is
Sunday, June 14, starting at 7:30 a.m., check
in at 6:30 a.m. Entry fees is $15 prior to 6/13
and $20 on race day. Online registration at:
www.active.com/running/. (Use "Things To
Do Near You!" search, with zip code 33928 if
race does not appear.)
AC S: Restore patients
appearance during treatment
Look Good...Feel Better is a free program
that teaches people in active cancer treat-
ment ways to deal with the appearance re
lated side effects of treatment. This program
is offered jointly by the American Cancer
Society, the Personal Care Products Coun-
cil Foundation and the National Cosmetol
ogy Association. The session will begin in
LaBelle on Wednesday, July 1. Esmeralda
Pequeno, cosmetologist, will conduct the
sessions at the United Way House. To regis-
ter call 800 227 2345.
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-
Come to Summer Fun Camp
Enjoy Summer Fun Camp at LaBelle
Program Center, 1220 State Road 29, South
which began June 8. Hours are 7 a.m.-6
p.m, Free lunch and snacks provided; in-
door games, outdoor play, computer games,
movies, featuring our "Splash Zone."
Come join the fun. Call 675-4130 and
register now! Also offering classes in clog-
ging, baton and karate.
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.
Free memory mobile services
Sebring -The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
of the Alzheimer's Association is bringing
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
"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,
turkey, ham shoot
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
Diaper bank needs donations
Carol Townsend, Patriot Title Services
825 E. Cowboy Way #109, is helping Destiny
Diaper Bank by being a drop off location for
much needed diapers.
Destiny Diaper Bank has opened a lo-
cation in Lehigh Acres to service the resi-
dence in LaBelle as well as Lehigh in need
of diapers for babies, handicapped children/
adults and the elderly. They are in desperate
need of all sizes of diapers to help the less
fortunate. Please help them help families by
dropping off diapers 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 op-
portunity is made possible through you, the
people of LaBelle, by supporting the Kiwan
is Thrift Store. After operating costs, which
are kept as minimal as possible, the profits
go back into our community. The scholar-
ship program is only one way this is accom-
plished. 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.
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
Wednesday: 12 p.m. Port LaBelle Group
CBBH, Good Shepherd Church, 1098 Col-
Thursday: 8 p.m. LaBelle Group ODA,
First Christian Church, Route 29 S/Ford Av-
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-
swood Pkwy. This past Saturday had many
in attendance and is a welcome addition to
our recovery effort. All are welcome to come
as this is an open meeting.
LHS Class of 1989
plans 20th 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.
For the animals
Animal Rescue needs your help, for
canned dog and cat food; also any clean-
ing materials, blankets, litter and chewies.
Please help in their time of need.
On Your Side"
- BRISTOL WEST
VFW get together
Come enjoy FREE hotdogs and FREE
jukebox at the VFW 10100 on Friday, June
12 at 5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish.
Flag retirement ceremony
The American Legion Post 130 will have
a flag retirement ceremony on June 14 at 6
p.m. If you have old, tattered or soiled flags
that need to be retired you can drop them
off at the post at 699 Hickpochee Avenue,
FREE Family Film Festival
Come and see a free movie! Beginning
June 16, the LaBelle Assembly of God, at
1123 Fraser Avenue, will be presenting its
Family Film Festival. Movies will be shown at
1, 3 and 6 p.m. every Tuesday for 6 weeks.
On June 16 at 1 and 3 p.m. will be Space
Buddies and at 6 p.m. Mall Cop. On June 23
at 1 and 3 p.m. will be Bed Time Stories and
at 6 p.m. City of Ember. June 30 at 1 and 3
p.m. will be Beverly Hills Chihuahua and at
6 p.m. The List. July 7 at 1 and 3 p.m. will
be Bolt and at 6 p.m. The Ultimate Gift. For
more information call 675-0900.
Widows Support Group
The Widows Support Group will meet for
lunch on June 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the For-
tune Cookie Chinese Restaurant. All widows
Attention Shotgun Shooters
Caloosa Sports Shooters are reorganizing
the club. Anyone interested in shooting trap
or skeet should call Dave Alexander at 675
0500. If there is anyone interested in shoot-
ing skeet and trap leagues on Thursday night
call Dave. We will be open Wednesday 8 to
noon and Saturday 8 to noon. If anyone has
any used skeet or trap machines they would
like to donate it would be greatly appreci-
Water Board meeting
The Hendry Soil and Water Conserva-
tion District will hold its regularly sched-
uled Board meeting on June 25 at 1 p.m. in
the large conference room of the Dallas B.
Townsend Agricultural Building. Meetings
are open to the public.
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